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found a little treasure yesterday..

 

Dad's grade nine history textbook

 

'29 + 14 ...so,  1943 .. "history of England" is the title

 

I found this as I said yesterday .. just days short of forty years since I started grade nine history and opening the cover I find

his name - in his hand writing

his original home address (been wondering so BONUS)

and oddly his full set of right hand fingerprints .. youknow .. kid with ink pad ..

 

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Cool stuff, I bet

My dad (1926) died quite young, I got a leather case from my mom when she died with a lot of his personal stuff....Wallet, passport, etc. I never really looked at it, but my daughter was doing the Ancestry thing, so I gave it to her. My dad was German and WW2 faded out a lot of our family history. That stuff helped her quite a bit filling in the blanks.

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yeah I bet a lot of families have big gaps in their info after those two wars

I still haven't heard a word from my Dad's executor about my great grandfather's WW1 medals..

she's going to catch serious XXXX for that soon

I have the copy of his service record that my father got from the war dept that's about 3/4 inch thick and an original pic of him laying in his hospital bed with the king and queen standing beside him - taken on one of their visits to the wounded in the hospitals

- he was wounded three times , Passchendaele , Vimy and our other major battle I can never remember for some reason

as this was my father's grandfather , from his mom's side I'd like to be able to put it all together and "return" it if you will to that side of the family where it would have some importance in the proverbial family history

but still , I'm missing the most important pieces !!

I also have my great grandfather's little pocket sized checker board set .. complete and still in really good condition .. considering it was used in the damned trenches

- bought while on one of his "leaves" to London..still even has the manufacturer's sticker on it

so I have a really nice and somewhat important little package of stuff to pass forward

lol
I even have an antique dresser that came from him that would be an awesome presentation box

(the identical twin to it burned with the Glen Eagles Hotel before I could "liberate" it sadly)



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a friend from another site had a grandfather that was some sort of high up muckidy muck at german tank comand (??)

supposedly the wigs in Berlin had a grand escape plan for their fellows in the prison camp at Neys .. on the north shore of superior..

LOL
I've been there
the old camp site is now a provincial park campground

yep yep "their gonna bust out and ride the train to a boat and come home"

reality .. their not leaving the clearing of the camp .. unless they're goin' fishing

to many frickin bugs if you go the other way so .. nope sorry , not leaving ..

I have to suppose to a european the idea that there's NOTHING THERE is simply beyond their understanding

when we went back in the later 70's there was still a bunch of former prisoners who actually decided to live here and they went back every summer because they actually loved the place
go figure ...EH?
one you could even recognize each year by his yellow VW van

https://www.google.com/search?q=NEYS+campground&hl=en-GB&sourceid=gd&rlz=1Q1GGLD_enCA728CA728

NEYS is the ONLY sand beach on the entire north shore so they had a nice spot



-- Edited by DJD on Saturday 31st of August 2019 02:01:39 AM



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oh and,
lol

if anyone here went to West Hill HS late 70-80

I drove up the street today
followed an impeeder at about 40K

sigh
it's an early 80's 3 series BMW...
a white one

some old grey hair is driving it ..
I follow , trying not to ride it's bumper

then I remember my grade nine drafting / machine shop teacher ..and chuckle

he had the same car .. back in the day .. even saw him getting a speeding ticket on Morningside bridge one morning before school

I look at the plate on the back..
I think .. that seems oddly familiar... as I feel like I know it..

so I get to pull alongside ..

NO WAY .. IT IS HIM

gotta be eighty something' .. still driving his BMW ... it's still mint as the last time I saw it 35+ years ago ...

little short englishman , Mr Williams .. used to race for BMW I think the car had the backstory of being gifted to him as a team member or some such

40 years ago next wednesday.. since I sat down in his class for the first time

it's been an odd couple of days here..

 

a few years back I saw my grade eight teacher's blue GMC van .. it had a distinctive set of bay windows installed , back then

was still pristine , parked behind the zoo - presuming a dog was going for  a walkies



-- Edited by DJD on Saturday 31st of August 2019 02:13:37 AM

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