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My Introduction to Blogging…

DP Ray Evans AuthorSo my daughter’s been working on developing this new website and she tells me now we’re going to put a “blog” on there. Well of course I’m sitting here asking her what the heck is a “blog” when it’s at home and what has it got to do with me? She explained that it’s a combination word derived from web and log, and it’s basically what I would have thought of as a sort of diary but you keep it online so other people can read it and comment. I told her I got into big trouble with my sister “our Elsie” for looking at her diary when I was kid, if I’d have put it up somewhere for all to see, like your suggesting I do in a blog,  she’d have killed me for sure! But anyway, she assures me that this is what people do nowadays and so here we are…welcome to my blog. I’m not entirely sure what I will be writing about here but I’ll give it a shot and hope it’s something you find worth reading and checking back for. One thing’s for sure I promise not to be mad because you looked at it.


I thought I might start by sharing some little known facts about me and then maybe share some funny stories I’ve told many friends over the years that I hope will bring you a smile. You know, I’ve always wanted to be a comedian, most of my family kids, grandkids, brothers especially like to say my material is old and repetitive, although I prefer to see it as “well honed”. Anyway, my uncle [Mother’s brother] was a comedian back in the days of vaudeville and I always had a secret hankering to follow in his footsteps. I suppose if I write them down in a “blog” I’ll be able to look back and see if I HAVE told it before – maybe this won’t be so bad after all!


Well I was born in Liverpool, England in 1933, I am married to Lilian now for 52 years and counting, an avid Liverpool FC supporter and in 2005 my first book Before the Last All Clear was published in England. I never thought for a minute I would ever be a published author, most of the things I’ve written over the years would qualify more as graffiti than anything else. Although, I did always like to make up little ditties – you know those four line rhymes that tell a tale, for sure I would never have and still don’t consider myself a “writer”, I am very much a story teller though and that’s what I’ve always been good at and enjoy. So I hope you will come back often to “my blog” and if the stories here make you smile, feel free to share them with your friends and family…


  1. Hey Ray, I’ll be stopping by frequently so I expect you to make me laugh. And remember, “you’ll never walk alone” my friend…Cheers!

  2. Stan Evans says:

    Jerry, I’ll send you a photo of Ray. that will make you laugh. Keep swinging jerry ( I mean golf)
    Good Luck

  3. Rebecca says:

    Hey there Ray! I love it that you are now into the cyber world! I will be reading up on you on the web, LOL. (and LOL means=laugh out loud) TAKE CARE

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