9 August 1960…. the beginning of my working life.

August 9, 1960: Day Of The Week

August 9, 1960 is the 222nd day of the year 1960 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

A person born on this day will be 55 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $186.26 today. (Assuming this person is still alive and kicking)

Google is great, The 9 Aug.1960 is the day that I accepted the “King’s Shilling”, or took the oath to Queen and Country in  my case. I signed on the dotted line as a Soldier Apprentice of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. My working life adventure started on that day (Unpaid) After being sworn in I received my first PASS which meant I was legally on LWOP (Leave  without pay) from the Canadian Army till 08 Sept when I had to report to 6 PD Toronto to be shipped out to Camp Borden Ontario.

 

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Approx May 1961 My first Issue of Summer TW’s (Tropical Worsteds) I was so Damn PROUD.

The army and it’s many instructors taught me a myriad of life skills. Men like Jim “Tickety Boo” Fuller my first Sgt. 2 lt. E.M.S. Deneumoustier (denny) Then over the years so many more helped me grow and  to earn my living.

Life was not always a laugh and I have had few heartaches over my life thus far. However I have few regrets. I have 2 wonderful Kids and  yup 7 Grandkids stretching from 3 years of Age to a 1/4 century.

I have lived and loved , been loved, and have had a broken heart a few times yet I am grateful for my life story thus far.

No more nostalgia for now I am still learning. Why just today I saw the film about JM Barrie a writer and playrite  of a century ago.  Back in the days when primarily the rich suited and booted to the nines would attend theatres. On the opening night of Peter Pan he had 25 seats reserved scattered throughout the gentility. These he seated orphans who clapped and laughed at his play….thus making it a resounding success. A very brilliant man.

From the AGE of 5 I lived nearby this Statue of Peter Pan in the park on St Clair Ave w corner of Avenue rd
From the AGE of 5 I lived nearby this Statue of Peter Pan in the park on St Clair Ave w corner of Avenue Rd.
I feel that I have lived by these words....just ask my Grandkids.
I feel that I have lived by these words….just ask my Grandkids.

o onwards and upwards as Sasha and I spend our last Sunday in the Borders This time next week we are in Beautiful Banchory with the Llamas and Menagerie.

Stay Tuned ! ! !

Mel n Irene BEACH sit….Florida…No! ! Hawaii No ! ! Victoria BC

Kitty Kat missed the Hugs
Kitty Kat missed the Hugs

Is this Ulysese?

What a smart Kitty
What a smart Kitty

Mel n Irene left Chai and headed back to a sit in Sunny Victoria…

mmmmm the Fragrance of Sweet peas
mmmmm the Fragrance of Sweet peas
Piano by the Sea
Piano by the Sea
Arbour
Arbour
Back Deck Beach Drive Sit
Back Deck Beach Drive Sit

Meanwhile as we prepare to head North to Banchory this Advert for a ride on Lawn Mower struck my fancy. A very economical model indeed.

Cheap on Petrol, easy start.
Cheap on Petrol, easy start.

As well Looking forward to Halloween we have the best costume ever for Wrinkles:

 Wrinkle's thinking about Halloween???
Wrinkle’s thinking about Halloween???

Ta da Happy Halloween for Wrinkles this year………..

Spider Hound
Spider Hound.

That’s it from Vitoria and the Borders for today Smile Think Positive and be Happy.