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5th-Nov-2009 10:06 am

What's it all about, Alfie?

Where have all the flowersGuys gone?

Stand and Deliver

This post has been brought to you by the letters B and G, songs from my youth, and The Woodlands Junior School website

Quote for the Day
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

5th-Nov-2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Happy Bonfire Night to you and yours.
5th-Nov-2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Now that The Daughter is a happily married woman, we don't go out to watch the town display from a nearby high-point but stay indoors where it's toasty warm.
5th-Nov-2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
The pictures in the Letts piece really do make up for his annoying commentary.. Thanks!
5th-Nov-2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
I wasn't going to use that piece but couldn't resist the pictures.
5th-Nov-2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Those old photographs were fantastic. I remember making guys just like that, and the boys from the street pulling theirs round in an old trolley with pram wheels.
5th-Nov-2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
I envied the boys with the trolley (we called them 'bogies' for some reason that I can't fathom.) Strange that black and white pictures can bring back such vividly colourful memories.
5th-Nov-2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Happy Bonfire Night.

I loved Bonfire Night when I lived in Cambridge.
5th-Nov-2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's been a bit of a damp squib so far thanks to the rain.

Where was the main bonfire when you were in Cambridge?
6th-Nov-2009 12:00 am (UTC)
There was a huge festival with a giant bonfire complete with carnival rides on the south end of the city in 1992. It was one of those magical autumn nights that wasn't too cold, the air smelled like fall with that loamy smell of dried leaves. One of my favorite memories of living in Cambridge. It was my roommate's birthday that night so we were out celebrating.
6th-Nov-2009 02:52 am (UTC)
just checked against the current schedule for Bonfire Night in Cambridge and is currently at Midsummer Common. That looks like where it was in 1992. And I don't care if they call it the centre of the city. I lived way up within spitting distance of Girton on Huntingdon Rd, I still think of it as south.
6th-Nov-2009 09:24 am (UTC)
I think of it as city centre because it's the closest mooring spot for narrowboats.
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