Tag Archives: Memories

Where Did This Young Sailor Go???

Its a fact that as we grow older, slower, stiffer,and lose most of our teeth and hair, our mind remains young. As the body ages it regularly fails to live up to the expectations of the mind. We make silly … Continue reading

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Same Old Political Ideas– Islanders will forget.

Elections are in the air! Gail Shea is running around telling us the Federal Government will provide $50 Million toward a new power cable to the island. Wow!!! Paul Martin proposed that 10 years ago,but Harper blanked it shortly after … Continue reading

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A Belfast Weekend in the 1950’s

In the days of my youth, growing up in Belfast my greatest memories were those of the weekends. Friday was payday, fish and chips for supper, best shirt and tie, money in my pocket and off to the local dance … Continue reading

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Budge’s Lada Saga

My blog about Susannah went viral yesterday, well at least it did in Windsor/Grand Falls areas. Up until then my best blog day was 486 hits, yesterday it soared over the six hundred mark!!!!Linda said I was on a roll … Continue reading

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More Boys Brigade.

Strange how things develope and memories are recalled. Just before Christmas my boyhood friend sent me his membership booklet from the Boys Brigade circa 1952-53. If you look carefully you can see my name in Squad#3. I was listed as … Continue reading

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KMart Follies in the Auto Centre

Ah! The good old 1960’s-70’s working at the KMart Auto Centres. One of the most difficult things to deal with was the Kmart policy of “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Cheerfully Refunded”. Now that might sound like a good policy and … Continue reading

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One Sunday Long Ago

On a Sunday morning back in March 1956 I was the guard commander of the class guard. Every Sunday morning at HMS Ganges we held Divisions, followed by Church parade.¬† Every boy, instructors, officers, and the Royal Marine band formed … Continue reading

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Here is a Bigot with a Beef???

It grieves me to say the statement I have added below came from not just a retired member of the Royal Navy, but like me he was also a Ganges Boy. I have always been proud of having passed through … Continue reading

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Arsenal and Horse Meat

What does Arsenal have to do with horse meat??? actually nothing!! I just wanted to brag about Arsenals great win yesterday, they beat West Ham 5-1. Horse meat is a subject entirely unto itself. Apparently traces of horse meat have … Continue reading

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HMS Cockade – My Other Family

I doubt in this day and age the kind of shipboard comradeship I experienced aboard HMS Cockade back in 1956 still exists. I flew from London to Singapore to join the Cockade in early August 1956. This grand old ship … Continue reading

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