Thursday, September 29, 2016

My Gitchigomee Logs Collection as of Sept. 29/16


With the addition of the log for the Fall Frolic, my complete Log Collection:


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Elvis at Pinewood Ct. Volunteer Dinner: Sept. 28/16


Daylin James' Elvis act. I'd never actually seen him perform before, and I actually enjoyed it. He puts on a good show.


Today I Rode in the Velocipede Lane: Sept. 28/16



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.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Kim Phuc: Sept. 23/16


You likely have seen Kim Phuc in the 1972 photo of the aftermath of her village being napalmed, found on her wikipedia page.

My Camp Gitchigomee friend, Marie, joined her on stage with some of her fellow students from Westmount School. I did get to speak with Kim Phuc afterwards as well. I told her that my mother had met her at a Rotary Conference in San Francisco (I think) around 2000. With a twinkle in her eye, she asked me to send her her love.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

CBC Pop-up Monday at Tim Horton's: Sept. 19/16


I was given another CBC mug for my collection.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gitchigomee Fall Frolic: Sept. 17/16


Photos by Michael:

Photo by Kathleen

With the addition of the log for this event, my complete Log Collection:


Sunday, September 11, 2016

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: