Sunday, September 25, 2016

Our Trip to England in 1969 from my 10 Year Old POV


Here is my entire record of our trip to England in the summer of '69 (when I was ten*) taken verbatim from my diary:

Tue. July 29 - Today we got to Kendall. I bought a Dodge Crane truck - Matchbox.

Wed. July 30 - Today we visited the Lake District. I got Wagon Train.

Thu. July 31 - Today we are staying in Edwinstow Nottigahamshire we saw the Major Oak.

Fri. Aug. 1 - We went to Nottingham Castle today.

Sat. Aug. 2 - Today Simon Bulp[?] and the rest came.

Sun. Aug. 3 - Today we went to Uncle Austin's We waded in the pools we went to last year

Tue. Aug. 5 - We left Northhamton for Mitcham in the Morn and arrived in the afternoon.

Sat. Aug. 9 - Today we arrived in Bourmouth. We got soaked in the rain

Sun. Aug. 10 - Today we went to the beach I bought a spade

Tue. Aug. 12 - Today Geraldine and I found a broken window in the playhouse

See also this post childhood-in-england.html.

I have also posted here my diary entries from my first week at Dorion Bible Camp in 1971.


Monday, September 05, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

Old Video Machines to Sally Anne: Sept. 2/16


I've had these in my front porch for years & it was time go get rid of them.

My Dad's workplace had these two one-inch video recorders well before home VCRs became common. So he was able to tape some shows from television for us, by setting them up at work.

They were very heavy!!

First, the "small" one:

Next, the "big" one:


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Paddling at Camp G: Aug. 24/16


On Aug. 24 & 25 I had to test the drinking water at Camp Gitchigomee for our rental group there. (I've been certified!)

While there I also tested the river water for its paddlability.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Puzzles & Games with KLU: Aug. 22/16



We also played Battling Tops, Mastermind, and Battleships.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Weird Al Yankovic Concert: Aug. 18/16


Set List

Intro (Fun Zone)
Tacky (Weird Al begins singing outside before walking through venue & auditorium enroute to stage)
Lame Claim to Fame
Now That's What I Call Polka!
Perform This Way
Dare to Be Stupid
First World Problems
Smells Like Nirvana
Party in the CIA / It's All About the Pentiums / Handy / Bedrock Anthem / Another One Rides the Bus / Ode to a Superhero / Gump / Inactive / eBay Canadian Idiot
Wanna B Ur Lovr
Eat It / I Lost on Jeopardy / I Love Rocky Road / Like a Surgeon (Acoustic medley; "Eat It" played to the tune of Clapton's "Layla")
White & Nerdy
Word Crimes
Amish Paradise

We All Have Cell Phones
The Saga Begins

Twenty or so of us waited for an hour outside afterwards. Eventually we were lined up to meet Al as he sat on the front steps of his tour bus. We were allowed one autograph and no pictures. I had him autograph a page onto which I'd taped my 1999 and 1996 photos with him. I told him that his commentary for his movie "UHF" is the best commentary ever (seriously it is!).

Here is Mary with her autographed spatula:

A few of my not very good pictures

Here are much better pix by someone named Paul Stuart who sat with my friend, Chris Jason. They'll give you a better idea of the show.