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Edgbaston, Early March 1962: Celebration & Reflection (reprise)

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Edgbaston,  Early March 1962:  Celebration & Reflection (reprise) The Screen reconsidered sometime after New Year’s, stopped playing critic, and graciously, for the first anniversary celebration, provided Stan and me with a tack piano and snare drum backing, as he and I played sitar and guitar, in our only performance ever of “Take Me Out to […]

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The Bluebottle Boys – Edgbaston & Birmingham: December

December

The Bluebottle Boys- Chapter 6, Part 1 — Edgbaston & Birmingham, Winter 1961-1962: December In mid December, Auntie Gene took me to see “The Young Ones,” with Robert Morley and Cliff Richard, the first of our monthly Friday night movie dates, where we went to “hipper” movies that Mum and Dad were willing to let […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Bethany’s Carol

Bethany's Carol

Walking Backwards for Christmas, Chapter 6, Part 11 — Between the Walls: Bethany’s Carol [Note: the letter yogh (“ȝ”) you see in the carol appeared extensively in Middle English, and was still in use in Bethany’s time. It usually (but not always) appears as a “gh” in Modern English and is silent, though originally it […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Between the Walls: Sing Gaudete

Sing Gaudete

Walking Backwards for Christmas, Chapter 6, Part 10 — Between the Walls: Sing Gaudete Bethany and Stan wandered in from the dining area and were watching Gramfer and me as they each took a chair on either side of the roaring fire that now added light, as well as heat, to the lounge. Gramfer motioned […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Magic & Steel Strings

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Walking Backwards for Christmas, Chapter 6, Part 9 – Between the Walls: “Magic & Steel Strings: For the First Time in My Life” I opened the case. For the first time in my life, I really looked at the guitar. Its colors had faded over the decades until they’d become a strange mix of each […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: The Screen & the Toast

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Between the Walls: The Screen & the Toast [Note: the featured picture is of The Screen, or as best as I’ve been able to render it during Robbin’s (temporary) absence. It’s a pocket-sized device that helps Reggie tune his guitar. In later books, mandolin, harp, bass guitar and even a harpsichord, […]

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