Thursday 22nd August 2013
Thursday went pretty well, I sent a text to Pauline as usual in the morning but had no reply for a bit so phoned her mobile and she was still out walking Misty, and had got lost in the wooded area, so I think she needs to get a Sat Nav, still they have only been at there new home for two weeks so it will take time for her to get to know her way around the area.
|You are going the wrong way Pauline|
|"Roland the Rollator"|
anyway we head back home and then Leanne goes of to meet a friend for lunch and I have a tin of soup and a banana before going for a lie down.
Once I have had my lie down I spend the rest of the evening Watching TV. My son Gervase comes in to see me at 6.30 on his way home from work, and at 7.30 I have my Dinner a nice Liver and Bacon with Mash Potato and Gravy, and then I watch the TV until bedtime at 10.30 where I listen to the local radio before getting off to sleep about 12.00 . I am tired after a very enjoyable day.
Friday 23rd August 2013
So here we are back to Friday, where has the week gone to, I have actually got very little done this week, out for 7 hours on Monday with a canadian Relative, Shopping Tuesday, Milton park and the art cafe Wednesday, and Dentist Thursday, so today t will be a quiet day at home with some research into world war one. I have had Canadian and American relatives who fought and also 2 died in france in World war 1 so that is my aim for today. The Canadians from Toronto and also Quebec, and the American Smith from Trenton New Jersey.
|Western Front world war 1|
|Joseph James smith from Canada, Died in Action France 1916 along|
with his Brother who was from Jersey in the Channel Islands UK
|Arthur Hubbard who fought in France in World War 1 he returned home in 1917|
Arthur lived in Delson, Canada. and was my Grandfathers Brother.
I have got 8 bound volumes of the "Illustrated War News" Published by the "London Illustrated News" covering the period 14th June 1916 through to April 10th 1918 in 96 Parts.
Here are a few of the pages that show photographs of Canadian and American troops on the western Front.
|one of the 8 Volumes|
|The memorial at Vimy Ridge in Memory of the 3,598 Canadians who died|
at the battle of Vimy Ridge. in all there were over 10,000 canadian casualties
|In memory of the first U.S Officer struck down in France.|
|Canadian troops at the front.|
|American Nurses tend the wounded in France (Paris)|
|canadians on the western front|
|The American U-Boat Blockade|
|The Canadian Capture of Vimy ridge|
|Stars and Stripes in the City of london|