Friday, April 20, 2012

The Town Where I Was Born

Here's another old card for you from my (seemingly) endless collection.

This is my birth town many years ago.  Inside is the printed message "Many Good Wishes" and underneath that -- albeit neither dated nor addressed -- is my grandfather's print-scripted note:

Them were the days with not a petrol pump in sight and no worries about where you are going to get the next gallon.  Never thought I would live to see the day when the pen petrol is mightier than the sword.
Hope you are both well and thanks for a super holiday.  Delighted to see Brayn and that things are turning out well with him.
Love, Len

Underneath this Aunty Ruth has written

I remember it like this before the war.  Above Bar Church on right hand side.  -- Ruth

Do you think posterity will ever be glad I took the trouble to post this?  Does anyone want to add to the fun by guessing a) the date of the picture? b) the date of the message? c) the addressee of the card?  I sure don't know!

Over to you!

Monday, April 09, 2012


A book I have skimmed often but never truly read was inherited from my father, Josephus, The Complete Works which is a 1971 reprint of the 1960 Kregel edition.

A month or so ago I determined to read the oldest work: The Wars of the Jews with the help of the good reading on an audio book.  For twenty hours I've progressed and enjoyed the book.

This morning I concluded the last page of  the only volume I'm planning to read at the moment.  Becky came in to take my "birthday picture" and caught me in the act.

A very good read; and better late than never.