Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sepia Sat. Contribution

Sepia Saturday

I am sure a few of you have maybe seen this image before. It is, once again, of my 'Ever Elusive Uncle Leslie'.

He is the one I have been trying to do so much research on his war history in WW2.

He married for a short time. No knows what happened to the marriage, or really much about the bride.

I think the marriage was before the war, and as far as everyone knows, there were no kids.

He died in about 1965 at the age of 47.

He served in North Africa during the war, as well as Burma with the Chindits.

I am sure as a baby I got to meet him. But as an adult, I did not.

I wish I had.

Towards the end of his life he worked at the Cochran Ship Yards in Selby, where his father worked. He also lived with his father after my folks move to America.

Mom says he owned a car, but did not have a drivers license. My dad would on occasion drive the car.
This is his motor bike, and maybe some one in England can confirm it, but I believe the 'L' meant 'learner'.

I have made a little progress in his search. I have gotten his death certificate so I can now apply for his war records. Hopefully it will lead some where.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Outside kinda few days. . . .

Weather has been perfect, knee is doing well . . .

 . . . so after having chili with Batgirl
 . . . we spent most of the next four days outside.

I think she needs a bigger bike.
 Friday no school, so. . .

off to Daniel Boone's home.
 Daniel Boone's home (actually his sons)
 Learning about school in a one room school house.
 Our excellent guide
 Always ready to volunteer to help the leader, daughter learns about using a draw knife and 'shaving horse'.
 Pulling the bell rope
 Outside the old church
Plenty of log cabins at Boone's Village
 Checking out another one.
 We're going to build a couple of these on our property.
 Reading about Boone while waiting for mom. . .
. . . to go apple picking.
 Sat. first soccer game.

"We won!"

Then I got out to the cabin for a little while and it looked like spring.

Mushrooms were up. . .
 . . . so was grandma. . .
. . .

 . . . as were the flowers.

Sunday the second game, and they won again!

Monday, September 15, 2014