I used to collect women, but Mrs. C-P put an abrupt stop to that.
Now, where on earth did you find that book? My God, that picture of Justin must have been taken around the end of World War II. I loved his shows. He is sadly missed.
The oldest cook book I have is, "The American Woman's Cook Book" published in 1938. I more or less inherited the book and there are some old hand written receipts that I believe some are much older than the book.
One is for; 'Amish Friendship Bread'. It takes ten days to make. No, I have not tried to make the bread and I'm not going to either.
I used to collect books, mainly sci-fi. Sold them when I emigrated... But I've been picking up a few lately - might need to buy a bookcase soon. On the subject of collecting things, does anyone remember Top Trumps ? Didn't they make a set for aircraft?
The thing I collected most as a youngster landed round the lug hole.
Well, wives turned out to be damned expensive, so I had to stop after two.
'Why does he always say to people "I'd like you to meet my first wife?"'
'Probably to keep you on your toes, dear.'
What is the difference between monogamy and bigamy?
Nothing. Both mean one wife too many.
Captain Gordon P. Olley of Croydon and Olleys' Air Service, author of 'A Million Miles in the Air'. Knew his widow, Violet, who used to live in a retirement home near here. Many a tale she had. At 15 had first flight in FE2b at Mousehold where B and P built them. Went with her mum. Up the long ladder then crouching down 'in the toe of this big boot, hanging on for our dear lives,' as she put it. The pilot was Gordon, her first cousin. When asked whether there were repercussions, him carrying civilians, she said, 'Oh, I don't think so. Except that we were married three years later.'
When they lived in their home just off the airport at Croydon, she'd have the dinner ready to put on as soon as she heard Gordon overhead closing and opening his throttle a couple of times.