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.



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 ! ! !

Author: Robby

Entered this world 69 years ago today. I am now entering my 7th Decade. Starting with a trip back to the middle East with a boyhood friend from Peterhead Scotland. Bobby Bruce I have 2 hard working Children and 7 grand children. I am proud of all of them, and their life partners.