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Reply #15 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 9:13am
 
High Flight by
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

     
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew ó
And, while with silent, lifting mind Iíve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

To my Dad, who fought in WW2 with the RCNVR; my brother, Bill, who was a career officer in the RCAF; my son, Gord, who joined the Army after 9-11 and served in Afghanistan.... and to my Uncle, F/L John R. Sterne, D.F.C., who died in 1943, before his 21st birthday, while serving with the RCAF in England.... and to all Veterans everywhere.... thank you for your service and your sacrifice....

We Will Remember Them!

Bob
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Reply #16 - Nov 19th, 2020 at 1:40pm
 
Will 'the world' learn from 2020, I doubt it; give us a year with a vaccine and we'll be back to destroying the planet† Cry !
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Reply #17 - Mar 4th, 2021 at 8:22am
 
My sincere condolences to the entire Howlett family on the passing of oldest brother Raie.... I remember his smiling face, and uncanny ability to be the first on the scene when an incident happened in the Carousel at Westwood.... He often knew a driver was in trouble before the driver did!....

One time I went in a bit too quick, and knew I was in trouble when I saw Raie running before I even "lost" it!.... I went over the top, turned right along a berm parallel to the track, regained control and came back onto the track, nearly hitting Raie who was running across the track to exactly where I "should" have ended up.... We had a good laugh about it afterwards, when he said "that's the first time I ever had somebody come BACK onto the track after disappearing over the top!".... There is a pic of Raie in action below....

I will always remember his dedication to Westwood, the SCCBC, and his family.... We will always remember him....

Bob
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