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31st July 1970 Black Tot Day

July 31 st 1970 ended a tradition that had last over 300 years. The issue of a tot of rum was a daily ration to the all serving members once having reached the age of twenty. The familiar sound each … Continue reading

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Like a crack in a pane of glass

While I was packing up some of my many odds and ends I came across the following notes. Not sure where I found them or who the author is but I thought they fitted well with my present time in … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream

Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King Jr made that amazing speech at the Lincoln Memorial, “I have a Dream today”. What moving words were used on that momentous occasion and heard by the throngs of African Americans and whites … Continue reading

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Memories of The First World War

The photo in this post is of my Father and Mother and Lily their first born child. It was taken in February 1919 when my Father returned from the war, it was the first time he’d seen his daughter. Before … Continue reading

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Will They Ever Learn

I’m so proud to call myself Irish and so proud to have been born in Belfast. I love all Ireland all the people regardless of religion,I love the beauty of the land. I’m proud of Irish history and the struggle … Continue reading

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More HMS Ganges

I realize I have already blogged extensively about Ganges, and you may be wondering ,what now??? My book “The Royal Navy & Me” is on several sites and yesterday a very nice lady who had read the first three chapters, … Continue reading

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My Thoughts as I Age

The things I think about these days are so much different from my thoughts of 30 or 40 years ago. Growing old is okay in my book. As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. … Continue reading

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House is Still for sale

This lovely Island home was built in 1907 at a cost of $127.00, it is one of three homes designed and built in Ebenezer by the same carpenter . It was the original farm for the Mac Rae family for … Continue reading

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More House Showing

Not sure if I will find the time to write a blog today, very busy with house showings. First one at 11.30 am this morning next one at 6 pm today. The difficulty is not so much the showing as … Continue reading

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House for sale

You will probably say yes yes you have alreay told us the house is for sale, it’s getting boring!!!! Sorry about that but I just needed to explain all the work, blood, toil, sweat and tears that went into preparing … Continue reading

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