Category Archives: veterans

A Classic Example “Of Passing the Buck”

 This is my letter to Robert Henderson! I’m a 78 year old veteran and senior citizen living on a fixed income. I have type 2 diabetes and require foot care every seven weeks. This is carried out by Ms Stephanie St-Onge. … Continue reading

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The Decaying Legions

Have you ever considered the first impressions when entering one of our Royal Canadian legion branches? At the entrance we are often greeted with an overwhelming odor of cigarette smoke and a walkway littered with butts. Once through the doors we have … Continue reading

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My Legion Letter of Resignation.

Below is a copy of the letter I sent to my local branch roughly four weeks ago. I thought or perhaps expected that someone would try to reach me to say they have changed the rules regarding veterans and wives paying … Continue reading

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Who To Choose???

Kevin O’Leary was on the island yesterday and interviewed on compass last evening. I have to agree much of what he said made sense. Don’t panic! I’m not about to vote for him. Nevertheless, he did make me think, especially … Continue reading

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Canadian Values???

There has been much talk lately of Canadian Values? Especially so when speaking about new immigrants. I suppose much of this talk has derived from the Conservative leadership race and in particular Kelly Leitch. Bye the way she is on … Continue reading

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Health Care on PEI

I was already planning to write this blog before reading this mornings paper. However, the front page article on the closing of hospital beds during the March break fits well with my topic. Regarding closing beds, well it might sound … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patricks Day

A Touch of Blarney (A True Story) My story is what is called in Ireland  a long short story, its a bit long for a short story, but its Irish and an Irish mile is about three miles long!!! Enjoy my … Continue reading

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My First day in the Royal Navy – March 15th 1955

Kippers for Breakfast  Wednesday, the fifteenth of March 1955. I was on board the Belfast to Liverpool steamer, one of six new Royal Navy recruits en-route to HMS Ganges. Crossing the Irish Sea from Belfast had been unusually calm. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Leaving for HMS Ganges. 62 years ago

Today 14th March 2017.  My journey to join the Royal Navy began on this day 62 years ago but it still feels like yesterday. Chapter One    Lily & Me. Tuesday morning the 14th of March 1955, the last day of … Continue reading

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Knock Knock: Are you a Veteran

Knock, knock: Are you a veteran? Hmm! sounds a bit like a recruiting drive to me?????????? Legion volunteers to go door-to-door looking for ‘forgotten’ veterans There are about 4,200 veterans living on P.E.I., according to Veterans Affairs Canada. (CBC) Legions … Continue reading

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