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Birthday [Mar. 25th, 2007|05:48 pm]
Bob Bain
[Current Mood |giddygiddy]

I was born 63 years ago at Rochford Hospital (near Southend Essex England). In clearing out the "muddled room" I have located various memorabilia including photographs, old letters (30 years olde) and names and addresses of people the names of whom sound familiar but for the life of me I can't recall whom half of them might be.

Attached are five photographs of me - starting at a visit to Rochford Hospital which dad took me to visit when I explained that I "have never been to Rochford" - which is clearly nonsense as I was born in Rochford.

(Outside the hospital with name displayed to ensure it was indeed the right place)

(Outside the hospital - I seem to recall remarking to dad that it reminded me of Auswitch Concentration Camp !)

 I have been to Auswitch !

(me [photographed by Venie] on a trip to Canberra around the time I started with Reader's Digest (1976)

(me [far left] at a Reader's Digest function - possibly a "to celebrate year's of service".  If so these are "friends" - Teresa, artistic bod from the art department or somewhere and Tony from the Finance Department.  If that is the celebration a number of people (3) refused to attend on principle (they call this ostracism)

(me looking like a complete idiot in some important war memorial in New Guinea).

These photos of me are somewhat out of date :-(

 I have also located other memorabilia - an olde 45 rpm recording produced by the Soviets for the Soviet Exhibition in London in 1961 with the voice of Yuri Gagarin acknowledging Soviet supremacy in space - one side with Russian commentary and the other side with English commentary and an autograph of clarinetist Artie Shaw.  I'm sure these things have value.

 I thank those who have acknowledged my birthday including Ace, Trevor, Jenny in Cornwall,  Mary U and Jutta (making the best of what the universe presents) from Alan's Starry Eyed list and Anne-Michèle (famed Canadian authoress - http://www3.cablevision.qc.ca/aml from the Yahoo Archer mailing list ( a legacy of Sandra Shaw who started an ill fated Bulletin Board to overcome the rudeness of LTUAE).

LTUAE Rogues Gallery 

http://members.pcug.org.au/~val/ltuae (links stuffed up) - some contributors are deceased.  Some have given up (including me) !

http://www.azhreia.net/pictures/ltuae (Az the Dragon's version)