then-and-later head shots of friends and relatives arranged and identified in the order I met them. These were their names at the time —

Doug Anderson, Jamie Hepple, Joan Mcafee, Lois Mcafee, Ron Noble, Francis Richardson, Dorothy Smith, Grace Wilcox, Karen Bardeau, Ginny Gibbons (behind) & Ann Baldwin, Helen Campbell, Ted Yeates, Pamela Dickson, Marlene Warder, Shirley Warder, Guy Dickson, Michael Dickson, Jeanne Manners, Don Betts, Jean Neville, Keith Rosen, Danusia Beker, Rosie Flack, David Crighton, Martina Walsh, Laura Upton, Island Girl

go ahead—hang me in the barn

When asked how I

am, I occasionally reply that I’m “Still getting what I deserve.” Some are happy for me, some

offer condolences.

planning a visit to St. John’s, NFLD, and wondering where to stay? ... stay here

an especially

big hit with old gymnasts, but

popular, too, with old non-gymnasts and drunks


I was left this anonymous message the other morning—

“You’re the worst person ever!”

I had mixed feelings. I was upset to have been found out but, on the other hand, was proud to have excelled in such a crowded field.

Bound collections of Walt Kelly's Pogo strip were available for many years after Kelly died in 1973, and I had well-thumbed copies of most of them. I admired the artwork and loved the humour. In 1989, an attempt was made to revive the strip using other artists, including Kelly's own children, Carolyn and Peter. Not surprisingly, Pogo and company no longer seemed themselves. This was my reaction at the time—



some disagree

(newest one) Catnip