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Promotion Time 3

Lily & Me was my first attempt at writing a book, it was also a wonderful learning experience. In my research of the time period involved I found so many things I never knew. While this is the story of … Continue reading

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A Test of your Smarts!!

i Many of you did spot the error and responded to my blog. I expected it would be easy once I indicated there was an error. However, if you were not aware that something was amiss it would probably have … Continue reading

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Liner that sank a U Boat

98 years ago on the morning of May 12th, 1918 HMT Olympic was on her way to Cherbourg, France full of American troops. The German U-boat U-103 was spotted ahead of the great liner. Olympic’s guns opened fired and Captain … Continue reading

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The Belfast Blitz – Continued

I told of the Percy Street school taking a direct hit, the school was just two street behind our house on Northumberland St. My father decided we should stay in the house and take cover as best we could. This … Continue reading

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The Belfast Blitz 1941

Bombs Over Belfast= Easter Tuesday April 14/15th 1941. No other city in the United kingdom, save London, had lost so many of her citizens in one night’s raid. No other city, except possibly Liverpool, ever did. That afternoon it’s unlikely … Continue reading

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As We Near Another Saint Patrick Day.

The two photos with this blog were taken in 1959 in the parlour of our house at Glencairn St Belfast. It was the last time our whole family gathered with our father. He departed this world the following year in … Continue reading

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Travelling Time in the Navy.

This is Amy, my honorary Granddaughter, I have know her since she was a wee baby. In one photo you see her wearing her cloud PJs and my cap, even way back then she was destined to be a sailor … Continue reading

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Humour During the War. My Theme for Remembrance.

A fond memory and story of my beloved sister May. While Nazi troops goose-stepped in Paris, at home I was becoming ever more mobile and vocal. I adopted a habit of going around the supper table with an empty teacup … Continue reading

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Children Yesteryear and Today

This is a wonderful video remake of a short movie clip from the 1950’s. I t shows the children from my generation and how we amused ourselves. Quite different from today’s children who mostly watch TV and play video games.  … Continue reading

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Welfare????

In 1966 I went to Canada House in Belfast N.Ireland to file my application to immigrate. The gentleman who interviewed me and approved by application also gave me some very wise advice. His words have been my guiding principle for … Continue reading

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