Tag Archives: June 1

Google Doodle For April 28, 2020, Was About ‘Cricket’ & Repurposed From June 1, 2017 — ICC Champions Trophy.

by Anura Guruge


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I knew it was cricket-related as soon as I saw it. The wickets were a dead giveaway. The rolling-pin as a bat was a bit off-putting.

Then there was the sock — or more to the point a sock with very distinctive coloring. You have to be a devoted fan, such as I, to spot that. Those are the West Indies colors.

Anyway, here is my post for the June 1, 2017 Google Doodle. Enjoy.

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by Anura Guruge

CNN, One Of My Daily Necessities, Came To Be This Day 37-Years Ago; June 1, 1980.

by Anura Guruge




Wow. ‘Just’ 37-years ago? But, as far as I am concerned it has always been around. I didn’t make it to the U.S., this last time around, until February 1985 [the first time having been, but for a year, in Buffalo, 1967 – 1968]. So, CNN was here when I got here. Not sure when I started watching it. I think I was first exposed to it in all the hotels I was staying — given that I was travelling on business three to four days a week during those first 18 months.

I am a news junkie and have been for at least a decade. I watch CNN and MSNBC for at least 90-minutes in total every day. So I am sure glad that we have CNN.

Happy Birthday, CNN. Thanks Ted.


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by Anura Guruge

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Complete Match Schedule June 1 To June 7.

by Anura Guruge



I needed this fixture list for my own viewing edification on Roku Sling Willow.

So, I thought I will share with YOU also — just in case you needed it too.

That is a lot of cricket. Even just watching the highlights I will be way behind by June 3. But, it should be fun. Rain will mess a few matches up. That is a given.


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Google Doodle For Italy’s Republic Day, June 2, 2016 — 70th Anniversary.

by Anura Guruge


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Last Google Doodles:
>> Lotte Reininger.

>> Children’s Day.

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YouTube Google Doodle Video, June 2, 2016, For German Animator Lotte Reininger.

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>> Children’s Day.
>> Frankie Manning.

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Colorful Children’s Day Google Doodle, June 1, 2016, For Eastern Europe.

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>> Frankie Manning.
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Ravi Shankar.

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Alton (NH) Town Wide Yard Sale Was Another Success. Thanks All. I Am Already Planning For Next Year.

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>> May 16, 2013.



We spend 3.5 hours (and, in reality, more money than we should have), doing the rounds — though we didn’t get much beyond New Durham Road. It was good. It was fun. Some very good stuff out there. Some very nice people.
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I bought 3 BIG toys including the above ‘Visible V-8 Engine’. Don’t even bother going there. I am not in my 2nd, 3rd or 4th childhood. I never stopped being a kid! OK. So, I don’t make any excuses about buying toys. This just happens to be the 3rd, ‘way, way, way beyond a bargain‘ kit that I have bought at a yard sale. But, unlike with the other two, I was a bit naughty today and bargained on the price, even though I knew from the start that the original asking price was a bargain to begin with. The difference was that there were no kids involved and the lady selling it knew exactly what she was selling. She played along. We bought a few other things anyway.

GItankI also got two old G.I. Joe toys: the black Tiger Shark submarine and a tank. I bought them both from the same lady and she gave me a discount because of that. I was delighted with the price. Of course I don’t need them and over the years I have bought enough toys for the 4 kids not counting what I had. But I like having toys around. So, what the heck. And please do NOT worry. I am way, way too old now for a mid-life crisis. I had plenty of those starting when I was 30 and in my case none of those ever involved buying toys or sports cars. That would have been way too simple.

It was fun. We had fun. We got a late start. But that was OK.

We didn’t rely on the map too much … BUT … Steve … gone fishing?

Well, now for some work to make up for this indulgence.

Alton (NH) Town Wide Yard Sale This Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9 to 3, Rain Or Shine.

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>> Meredith Community Yard sale … preamble with references to Alton
>> May 16, 2013.


Just the top part of the map. Click to access complete map from Alton Town Website. It is printable.

Just the top part of the map. Click to access complete map from Alton Town Website. It is printable.


The Alton Town Wide is on our ‘Annual Do List‘. I don’t think we have ever missed it since we moved to Alton. A couple of years ago we went even though it was bucketing down. Proved to be a lot of fun. A few folks still had sales in their garages or in front porches. Not many intrepid pickers about. Some good finds.

The official map is already online (in contrast to Meredith, which wouldn’t divulge it until the day of the sale to prevent pickers from going to the sites early). Deanna will print the map out and bring it along, though we on the whole poke around Alton independent of the map. For a start only those that ‘registered’ with Parks & Rec, obviously, appear on the map. There are many more who decide to do it, on the day, without getting on the map. As the map shows, and as we have found, much of the ‘activity’ is away from the ‘Lake’. The side streets and ‘estates’ tend to have some of the more interesting sales — dirt roads usually promising to be quite interesting.

Just noticed that New Durham is having their Town Wide on June 8. Don’t think we can make that. We promised to help out at the Laconia Airport 2nd Annual Open House — at some point during the day. Maybe we can get both in. Enjoy.