I think our kids have missed out on a great deal of fun
Guy Fawkes was as eagerly anticipated as Christmas. The presents were better at Christmas but nothing could touch the excitement or the sheer irresponsibility of it. Boys were designed with this in mind – launching rockets from your back garden, Catherine wheels spinning, Roman candles spewing and daring each other to hold lady crackers in your hand. I think I managed to progress to a big bang resting on an open palm. In short I was a woes.
Main picture: Typical Balsa wood model aircraft construction
This blog just comprises vignettes written by my brother mainly to prove that despite his intelligence, he had a normal upbringing. What is singularly important is that he experienced the same anxieties, boredom and surprises as the rest of us. Only now after 50 years have I finally heard about Blaine’s entanglement with the law. What an admission. I never knew a thing. This is a random collection of Blaine’s musings of a life in a different age, an age of innocence and discovery. This is Blaine’s story.