Tag Archives: August 27

Lord Mountbatten, The Last Viceroy Of India, Was Tragically Assassinated This Day 38-Years Ago; August 27, 1979.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Mountbatten,_1st_Earl_Mountbatten_of_Burma


Romsey Abbey, Hants, where he is buried. One of my favorite Abbeys. Very intimate and serene.


“Broadlands” the family Country House in Romsey, Hants. Used to visit it often. One of my adoptive mother’s favorite destinations in England.



This was CLOSE TO HOME in many respects. Romsey, Hants. — where he would be buried and the location of their Country Home — was but 4 miles from where I used to work at IBM.

I also liked and respected Mountbatten. He was quite the guy and a good one at that.

Suffice to say I was NOT a fan of the IRA. This was a sad day.


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Mars Made Its Closest Approach To Earth In Over 60,000 Years, This Day 14-Years Ago; August 27, 2003.

by Anura Guruge


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I think I remember this. 2003 was a busy year.

Wow, closest in 60,000 years. No that is NOT a typo. That is real. Pretty amazing. There have been quite few Internet HOAXES about close approaches of Mars since then — but they are what they are, hoaxes and nothing else.


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Gilford, N.H. Democrats, Unopposed In The Primary, Standing Stalwart At The Polling Station.

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Taken with a Nikon P900.

Attribution WILL be enforced.






 

I also socialized and took pictures of a Republican given that I don’t let party affiliation cloud personal judgement.


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Lisa DiMartino At The 2016 “Old Home Day” Parade — All 143 Photos.

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Click here for the ENTIRE 143-image Gallery.


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If you prefer see them all as a YouTube video below (↓).



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Lisa DiMartino Marching In The 2016 “Old Home Day” Parade — The YouTube Video.

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140 pictures I took yesterday of Lisa DiMartino, at the parade, stitched into 6-minute video — with ambient music added.

You will enjoy it. It is fun. Thank YOU.


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New Hampshire Democrats, At Gilford ‘Old Home Day’ 2016, Looking Happy & Motivated As Ever.

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I just happen to show 3 of my FRIENDS here — Lisa DiMartino, of course, running for State Rep, debonair Andrew Hosmer, running, as an incumbent, for New Hampshire State and “Mr. Nice Guy — Ever”, Mike Cryans, running for New Hampshire Executive Council.

And then there is Lisa’s surrogate daughter who has campaigned for Lisa since 2012, when she was 11 years old.


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Lisa DiMartino Running To Be District 2, Gilford & Meredith, New Hampshire State Rep. In 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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At today’s, i.e., Saturday, August 27, 2016Gilford Old Home Day Parade.

Lisa DiMartino, by far, was the MOST sought after person in the parade. She having to ‘press the flesh’ on both sides of the parade meant that she was nearly 10 minutes BEHIND the last group of marchers! Yes, there was this huge gap. And I was at the start of the ‘dragging along’ Lisa block.

To I, this is Lisa running all the way to Concord. Go Lisa, GO.


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“Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia” eBook Available FREE From August 23 to 28, 2013. Read On Any Platform.

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August 27 is a rather important day in my life.

So this 5 day have it for FREE is meant to span that day.

It was the day that I left Ceylon (aged 13.9 years) in 1967.

It was my start date at IBM (Hursley) in 1974
(aged 20.9 and armed with my B. Sc. (Hons.)),

though it a Monday that year, was a Bank Holiday in the UK,
and I only reported to work on August 28
— albeit getting paid for the 27th.
[Since this was my very first job of any sort I started my work career getting paid for holiday WITHOUT having worked a single day.]

It is ~ a ‘week’ ahead of my birthday.

So, to celebrate I am giving away this eBook for free.

Check it out. It is a fun book.

Enjoy.