Archive for November, 2010
The nation that wasn’t there…
The nation that wasn’t there…

I wasn’t clear on the exact location of the latest North Korean tantrum, so I enlisted the ever faithful Google Maps to precisely show me where the Kim Jong Ill minions were lobbing shells into civilians. Yeonpyeong Island is indicated in Red.  To be fair, the island has also yet to be mapped.  It’s possible […]

Boer War Poem
Boer War Poem

My great-grandfather served in the Second Boer War (Crosby).  That is pretty much all I know. I found a letter when clearing my Aunt’s apartment (she recently passed at 99).    I also found a recruitment pamphlet that was sent to my great-grandfather in Manchester, dated November 1900. The letter doesn’t have a date, it doesn’t […]

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