My Brother, Ian

Going Back In Time

This week started out getting reacquainted with a grade schoolmate from the old neighborhood in Ottawa, who is a much better historian than I have been. She was able to provide the school picture of my brother Ian’s Grade Five Class of 1964/65, at Fisher heights Public School in Ottawa. I was surprised to learn that class pictures were taken back then. My brother, Ian, is in the bottom right. His fellow classmate was Kim Joyce, bottom ...

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Going Up In Flames

What You Don’t Realize About Insurance

This is a long story. It’s been a long process. Even longer when you’re the one living it.

On May 16th of this year, I closed up my 2018 Coachmen Chaparral 40′ Fifth Wheel trailer in an RV Park near Knoxville, Tennessee. It was pulled using the RV Park’s tractor to the storage area, a field adjacent to the RV Park and parked among ten other coaches. I put on wheel covers to protect my brand ...

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Tar Troubles

China Bombs Ready To Explode

You may recall that last season, thanks to the roads in Lousyana, I picked up a nail in a tire on the trailer. The auto club came out and put on the spare. Four hours later, I was on my way. It was somewhat bittersweet as I felt I had gotten my money’s worth out of the auto club membership, however it put me way behind schedule and I was forced to tow in the dark ...

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No Room at the Inn

Invasion:

(noun) an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.

After a pleasant, all-too-short visit to the “Valley”…..

( The Rio Grande Valley – or “RGV” is an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas. It lies along the northern bank of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States. ...

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Redneck Grave Diggers

Fixing Myles

With some help and a lot of Redneck ingenuity, I went back to La Feria Cemetery to improve my father’s grave marker. In tow was my friend, David, a self-confessed Redneck Engineer.

The first thing we did was to chop down the tree, with apologies to George Washington’s father. David was quite right when he pointed out that no one, when planting a shrub, thinks twenty years down the road. It was David’s mother who made the very kind gesture ...

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