Archives For May 2019
27th May 2019
Few words fill me with more dread than, “Please enter your username and password.”
Like many of you, I have my computer set to remember all of login credentials, so why is it when I get the occasional request to re-enter the username and password details, I draw a blank? Far too many times, I enter the information I think is correct, only to get that annoying red text: “Your username and password is incorrect. Please try again. My password-protected life is making me paranoid.
26th May 2019
Tomorrow, Monday 27th May, is a Spring Bank Holiday in England and Wales. Bank holidays take their name from the fact that banks, government offices and most businesses are closed on these day. And it’s a day off work for most people.
Americans will also celebrate their ‘bank’ holiday tomorrow. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the country. Banks will also close.What I am about to tell you can be found in numerous places on the Web, but you may not have heard it before and you can always check for yourself. Briefly, the account states:
24th May 2019
More than 100 years ago a train named the J G Kellogg fell from a ferry into the Sacramento river and was never recovered. In 1970 researchers delving into the history of the incident said that it was a very rare locomotive, being the second oldest in the State …
19th May 2019
15th May 2019
Who Were The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers?
Most of us will have heard of the Freemasons and some of my subscribers may even know of their inner workings. The Royal Andediluvian Order of Buffaloes may also be familiar, but I reckon not many have heard of that other fraternal organisation, the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers.
10th May 2019
In the late 1950’s, when I was but a spotty callow youth, scared of girls and inexperienced in the ways of the world, the silver shilling was of a higher quality. Maybe my memory fails me but did I handle Victorian copper coins still in circulation in the 1940’s? The condition was very poor. Here are some well-worn examples from my own collection.
7th May 2019