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Dreams

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The September 2011 launch of Boeing's 787 'Dreamliner' (as epochal as Frank Whittle's jet engine, some say) reminds me how very different was aviation back in them olden, golden days. For example... an advert appeared in the Rhodesia Herald sometime in the 1950's which read, "If anyone in the northern suburbs has found a Cheetah, it's mine". Arthur Meachin was up to his tricks again! The day before, whilst delivering early morning mail from...
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Posted on Oct 13, 2011

Kelley turns two!

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Two years has certainly gone by very fast it seems, especially when I look back at all of the pictures that I have taken of miss Kelley. She turned 2 on Nov 11, 2008. Her birthday was celebrated almost all week long with something going on. On her actual birthday, daddy and I took her to Toys R Us. Great Grandma Esther said she wanted to get Kelley her rocking her. So we went and picked it out. It is a Radio Flyer, motion activated sound rocking...
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Posted on Nov 21, 2008

Memories from Wales

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By Garry Jones (aka Welsh Barbarian)

When you are out of commission for a while it gives a person time to sit and reflect on life as it used to be, so I thought I would drop you a few lines and record some of the famous people I have met during times past. I know there are some that will accuse me of 'name dropping' but without which, my story cannot be told so bear with me and just put it down to me being the Welsh Barbarian.

I once...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Christmas 2008 at the Curtis...

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It' is now 10am and 18 degrees Fahrenheit out there. The sun is out and warming things up, no white Christmas this year though.
I took the luxury this morning to sleep in till 8am, then got up to get the fire going and feed the animals. Got a good strong pot of coffee going and here I am now. Still in my jammies, hot coffee on the table, looking at my Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.
Saturday at the Turkey Give-Away, there was one lonely ol' tree...
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Posted on Dec 25, 2008

What would happen in the Year...

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What would happen if Jesus had been born today and not so long ago?
I got this from my daughter in german and had to translate it, but it is too good to not share it with all of you.

The headline would read:
Baby found in an animal shelter!
Family Services and Child Protective Agencies have been notified.
Carpenter from Nazareth and his under age female companion arrested.

Bethlehem, Judea
The police was notified in the early morning...
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Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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