Thursday, April 28, 2011

From Roseburg With Love

I've been wanting to do this for quite while. Couldn't resist.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stewart Park Roseburg Oregon

OK. Ok. Another video from JP. Let me know if it is getting too much. This is a typical end of winter start of spring day with the dogs in the park with friends. There are some who are not present in this video. At one point it became quite a club and chats went on long enough to rival Mrs. Dowdall at the front door ( Hey ma! The kettle's boilin' ) I particularly like the little sequence where the three dogs are coming in to the three shadows.
It became known as the canine club of Stewart Park and everyone would meet by no prearranged time but seemingly always at the same time. A few people were not there that day. What a life!
This little camera is a Vado and it is on Amazon for $62.00. So handy and so good.
Music is: 'A softer place to fall' by Allison Moorer from the soundtrack of the film: The Horse Whisperer .

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oona's Birthday Today

Easter Baskets

This is a photo of Audrey and I from about 65 or 66. Outside 161 with our Easter baskets.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was in his 70's when this was done. This is not an easy song to sing and he has missed the high ' stay' and 'smart'even when he was a young man. Here he gives it a poignancy I had not heard before, especially at the end. His voice has a slight rasp to it but it is like sandpaper rubbing on silk. For Sinatraphiles it is well worth a 'close your eyes' listen. For everyone else..... you don't know what you're missing.

Shopping For Shakespeare / Video Blog

A little trip on Tuesday to Ashland, about 200 miles from Roseburg. This little town is the Shakesperian centre for Oregon and people come from far and near for the plays. I hope to be able to go to one myself. I really want to see King Lear. Some of the scenes were done in the Shakepeare shop where there are all kinds of costumes, literature, videos and theatrical stuff on sale. More anon.
The music is from a tribute to Om Kalthoum. One of Egypts most renowned singers.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A little quiz for all you Dublinites

This is a pun on word's....each answer is a part of Dublin... mostly area's...see how well you know the old sod

1; sound's like a church reptile

2; a sea creature's outhouse

3; a dark bolder

4; a gravelly cooking preparation

5; move out of the way

6; dispose of this woman

7; where single men don't run

8; tolling finishes

9; where big cat's live

10; where a professor ease's off

11; Mr Seacombe is angry

12; lukewarm pit's

13; sounds like its falling apart

14; honest opinion

15; rodent pit's

16; toilet container

17; sounds like a specific breed of sheep

18; assassinate a poor leading actor

19; Scandinavian country's fragile commodity

20; a stormy haven

have fun.......I did

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Colin's Walk With Dad In Crumlin Village

I found this on my old computer. It is a little noisy but still delightful to see. I haven't seen Crumlin Village in about 45 years and I certainly don't remember it like this. I see all the shops I used to go to as a chiseler. I also want Eileen to see the church where she was baptised.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Happy Birthday Anne

I took this phot of Anne around 1972 or so and I still like it.

Monday, April 04, 2011

A Walk And A Chat In Roseburg Oregon

One of many afternoon walks here in this beautiful place that we never, ever take for granted. Music: Chopin Nocturnes Number 4 and Number 3. Guess who got a new camera.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Happy Mother's Day.

Happy Mothers Day to our beautiful Mother.

Jim's Birthday

Brian's Birthday

Brian was the last person I saw after saying goodbye to Mam in April 1965. I still see him playing on the street. I called him over and told him to be good. He said he would. Happy Birthday Brian.
Unfortunately with my computer down i can't put up photos of my fab brothers but i can type a message and wish Jim and Brian a very happy birthday,
Happy Birthday Jim and Brian
Love you both.