Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ABC Wednesday - E is for ...


It wasn't as Easy as I had Estimated Evaluating the Enigma of the Essential Example for today's Essay. Two Early Earmarked ideas Evaporated into the Ether. I Envisaged Embarking on an Epic Expedition to the Ends of the Earth or Even an Excursion to Eccles. Eventually Exhausted, having Employed Elaborate Efforts, I Established that an Excellent Elegant Expression Existed Evidently in my Eyes.

E is for England, not the country nor the football team but Exactly Elderly me.

The top photograph must be at least fifty years old. I'm the "baby" of the family; next to me is my brother Eric, who is five years my elder; behind me is Miss England, my sister Jean, ten years my senior and last, fifteen years older than I, my brother Ken.

The bottom photograph shows Christmas dinner one year a long time ago. My father is carving the turkey. My mother is on the right; that's me with knife and fork at the ready and on the left is Ken's wife, my sister-in-law Daisy. Those four third-pint bottles on the table contain orange-juice as delivered by the milk-man!

42 comments:

  1. This is EXCELLENT for our "E" Day. You are such a cutie in the pictures, typical little kid waiting EAGERLY for his turkey dinner. Love it! :D MIne's up now!

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  2. In your case - what else could it be? A double (or triple at least) bottom if ever I saw one in a post.

    I like the posts that make such connections with "real life".

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  3. Thanks for sharing a personal slice of life from your family album, Mr England. Excellent E

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  4. Thank you for sharing your family-photos,and all your exellent Es:o)

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  5. WOW Akward ?gerald,
    This is a good choice of E for your Brother Eric,with ABCwednesday , I love the old pcs..

    Greetings,
    And please visit my blog for ABC day

    JoAnn from Holland

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  6. Very clever. I was struggling with E and you make it seem so easy.

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  7. What a cute little kid you were! Looks like you grew up in a nice family. E-xcellent!

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  8. An Extensive coverage of E words in your Essay.

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  9. EXCELLENT E post with EVERYTHING in it.

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  10. What nice old family pictures and a bunch of eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's.

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  11. My elderly brain exploded with reading the exhausting amount of Es you put in todays post.
    Most exhilarating and excellent as well as an exhuberant use of E!

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  12. Loved your "E" word post, and old family photos are always fun.

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  13. Excellent et émouvant!
    In French, "E" is the most used letter, so G.Perec and other authors * wrote texts , novels without any "E"!
    (*Members of OULIPO)
    Miss Yves

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  14. A great E post! I love to see old photo's! You haven't changed a bit! Lol!

    thank you for visiting my ABC!

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  15. Lots of E's in your ESSAY! That one photo also had three E's in it! I guess you could have made it 4 by calling your sister without an E name, "elderly" in your mind back then???????

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  16. Wonderful examples of creativity in finding some great E photos!
    I love old black and white photos. Enjoy...

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  17. whoa.... hahah...that one is an alliteration and half! love old B and W pics...

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  18. Everything eventually gets posted on our blogs. Excellent...You are the word master.

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  19. I love looking at people's family photos so thank you for sharing. Your siblings were quite different in age similar to mine.

    Your E's were eloquently expressed.
    Thank you for showing me your Elvis photo collection. :)

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  20. Perfect E!! Hope that I can go to England at least ones in my lifetime:)

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  21. wonderful, I vaguely remember those plastic covered table cloths that you could wipe clean, a marvellous piece of social history well done

    maria

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  22. Great family photos. And put to good use in your post.

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  23. What great E`s you show, and how lovely photos:)

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  24. Great post and story - love the way you put your posts together!

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  25. Very nice family fare. Oops! I think my comment might be fitting next week. Too many Fs.

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  26. Thanks for the correction of my spelling. I knew it didn't look right but didn't know what was correct. I did fix it.

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  27. Thanks for posting the vintage photos. They look in pretty good condition. The personal anecdote was nice too.

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  28. Lovely post. Excellent Examples of E!
    I love those photos.

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  29. Gosh, amazing photos, really lovely, Gerald.

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  30. wow..your smile is still the same as when you were a little whippersnapper! What a great, creative "E"....I found this one Extremely difficult!

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  31. Splendid post, marvellous the photographs, most excellent the comment!
    Very good the E

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  32. I love the photos, thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us.

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  33. I love the pics. Didn't people look that much older then? Or is it the grainy black and white image?

    My eldest brother (by ten years) Looked fifty when he was twenty and twenty when he was fifty.

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