Tag Archives: childhood memories

My First (and Only) Bicycle

The Summer of ’62 In this picture, we had just moved from Windermere to Dalston. In the previous couple of years I had been given this old bike. The wheel size was 28″. Most normal bikes had 26″ wheels. It … Continue reading

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I’m an Anglophile from “Way Back When”

Roy of the Rovers Our Uncle Keith went to England with his family in 1960. He was working for Macmillan Publishers. That didn’t affect me, as a ten-year-old, until he started to send presents back home to me, the first … Continue reading

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Experience: Negative to Positive

“Don’t touch! It’s hot!” As a species, we are wired to disobey. It must built into our DNA to be negatively suggestible. From the minute we are told not to do something, that’s all we want to do. Once upon … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Dunsford United Church

October 2006 Date unknown, although not much has changed in my view. The tree seems larger.

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Now and Then: Windermere, Muskoka

Aerial view in present day 1960s Fife House 1930s

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Now and Then: Windermere House

In summer In winter with my sister Anne in 2010 1950s 1930s postcard

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Years Ending in “5”

The Wonder Years I know that time is just a human construct to aid our understanding of why everything doesn’t happen all at once. And this is especially true when looking back on the momentous events of one’s own life. … Continue reading

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