Cookshire

Where I live Cookshire Quebec in the Eastern townships down near the USA border. The web address http://www.barryaulis.ca now comes here.

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Clive Swift

cliveSo long Mr. Bucket (Bouquet) and thanks for the memories. Keeping up appearances, a classic British comedy from the early 90’s. Pictured here with Dame Patricia Routledge (Ms. Bouquet) RIP Clive Swift 1936-2019.

Marty Balin

balinAnother one I didn’t know till months after the fact. Listening to music on YouTube and did Jefferson Starship and in the comments that he is dead. Died in September of last year at 76. Atlanta lady back in the day. RIP Mr Balin 1942-2018.

Penny Marshal

Missed this one and a WTF moment when I saw under recent deaths in Wikipedia the name Penny Marshal. Yup that’s who it is and died several days ago. Can sing the theme song even now. Checked out the other cast members too see who else is no longer with us, LaVerne’s father and the land lady. Such a great show and a memorable character in LaVerne DeFazio. Goodbye funny lady, Penny Marshal RIP 1943-2018.

One hundred years ago

poppyAnd so a hundred years ago, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the war that was to end all wars came to an end. For those of that generation it came to be called the Great War but an even greater more destructive one would come to be in the next generation. World War One would be followed by World War Two and lesser wars would continue to be unto our own times.

We give pause, at this time, and on this day each year

to remember those who served,

those who sacrificed,

and those who paid the final price.

John McCain

mccainFirst posted on the Party website now here. A man I would have really liked to have had the opportunity to meet. A statesman is someone you disagree with and oppose what they are saying but will sit there and listen respectfully while they say it. RIP Senator John McCain 1936 – 2018.