Over the last few years I had been reading about the upsurge of greater snow geese numbers and their adoption of Middle Creek as a staging area along the Atlantic flyway in mid winter. A rare sighting at the beginning of the nineties, their population began increasing in 1992. In 1997 an unprecedented 150,000 arrived.
Though not one to show her emotions, Julia seemed sad that day in her kitchen. We ate her salad, which contained hard cooked eggs draped with anchovies, and sardines instead of tuna (she poured the delicious olive oil from the sardine can all over the tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce), and sipped big glasses of California chardonnay. The vacation house in France was built on Beck’s property.
As aoon as he could, Dad bought a house that was out in the country and moved it onto the existing basement of a house that had burned in the middle of town. I cannot imagine what that job was like, but I bet everyone in town was watching. The house had two bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom, a parlor, living room, dining room, kitchen, woodshed, and a front porch on the ground floor..
We ultimately decided on a two fold plan: We would drive to Atlanta, where my sister and her family had graciously agreed to take us in, then I would proceed to Denver, where I had work assignments, allowing us to keep money coming in while we rode out the storm. That Wednesday was grueling, but ultimately proved wise. Taking my wife car, since it has more cargo space, we avoided any nightmare traffic jams and made it to Atlanta in just under six hours, stopping twice for gas (total cost: $49, making our running total $318) and swinging by an iHop so our daughter (who had mercifully fallen back asleep for part of the drive) could get some breakfast ($20 more, bringing the total to $338).
The Fleur De Lees at Totley, there was one at Sheffield Lane Top, the Firvale,( this was quite respectable at the time) in fact just before Joe Cocker became famous outside Sheffield, I can remember sitting with him here, and he was really fed up,but just after he hit the big time and the rest is History. There was also the Arbourthorne, and the Woodseats club, are there anymore? I must be having a senior moment because I can’t remember anymore so please help me out.I lived at Hackenthorpe in the 60’s and used to frequent the Blue Bell (or paladium of the North) as it was advertised then. I once got Joe Cockers autograph.
Globally, life expectancy has increased by 25 years since 1950. In 2016, 6 million fewer children died before they reached their fifth birthday than in 1990, smallpox has been defeated and polio is on the verge of eradication. Many countries have successfully eliminated measles, malaria and debilitating tropical diseases like dracunculiasis (guinea worm) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), as well as mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis..