So 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…
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