Day: February 18, 2014

Memoirs

The Wedding Cake

Published in Legion Magazine, February 1964 By Joy Smith Exclusive Audio Version:    Many young people today probably have never heard the word “rationing,” but back in the “old days” of 1943 it had a very real meaning, particularly to those of us who were living in the U.K. Living in the south of England, and being exposed to many “elements” of the Canadian Army, nature eventually took its course and I fell in love. My husband-to-be was a member of a famed Canadian regiment, and, though quite shy at first, very soon made it apparent that he meant business! Ask any British war-bride, and she will tell you it just had to be love when a girl had to go through all those preliminary questions, blood tests, and supplying of references and still came up smiling and wanting to...
Humour Hunt

Humour Hunt

Mac Ruttan of Ottawa tells us of a Captain Jonathan Pearce of the Royal Artillery who was serving in the garrison at Gilbraltar. He was accidently shot and killed by his batman who was subsequently exonerated of all blame by a court of inquiry. The authorities notified Capt. Pearce’s next-of-kin and asked what inscription they would like engraved on his headstone. The family, having only been advised that he died in the course of duty, replied with remarkable, albeit possibly unfortunate, insight that it would like the inscription to read: “Well Done Thou Good And Faithful Servant.”

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