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65 Years Ago Today, My Dad Wrote This:

Posted by Les Becker on July 19, 2009 in Oh Mother...!, The Father Chronicles |

In three days’ time, my father will have been dead for a year. I have a hard time believing that. Sometimes, it feels as if he’s been gone forever. Other times, I hang up the phone mid-dial, when I remember that he won’t be there to answer whatever question I wanted to ask him – […]

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Mein Kluben! Mein Kluben!

Posted by Les Becker on April 19, 2008 in The Father Chronicles |

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards EmblemTaken March 1, 2008 with Canon PowerShot A550 clipped from www.rcaca.org Historical Sketch On 26 January 1941, the Regiment mobilized the 4th (Active) Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. This unit was converted to armour and redesignated 4th Reconnaissance Battalion (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) on 11 February 1941. The battalion was […]

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For Mushy – I Think We’re Wearing Her Down…

Posted by Les Becker on February 25, 2008 in The Landlady |

Hey, a picture is a picture, right? Ruby dug this out especially for me to post here. That’s her on the right, sitting behind her brother Rex, on their tricycle – doesn’t she look like a little devil? And I’ll bet Rex dropped Joycie on her head off that trike about 30 seconds after the […]

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Whole Lotta Rockin’ Goin’ On…

Posted by Les Becker on February 17, 2008 in Oh Mother...!, The Father Chronicles |

Yeah, so my dad bought an iPod. My Brother the Trespasser picked it up for him, set it up and showed him how to use it. Dad spent about three hours playing with it and yelling at us what a “great rig” it was. The volume was so high that I could hear the lyrics […]

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Jimmy Prentice & the Radio

Posted by Les Becker on October 15, 2007 in Oh Mother...! |

Philco Radio, 1941 Jimmy Prentice was somewhat of a local oddball, to hear my parents talk. I don’t know if he actually had a home, or not. My mother talks about how sometimes, just before dinner was set to be “lifted”, Gramma would be looking out the kitchen window, and say, “Better put another plate […]

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