Category Archives: Youngtime Dossier

artifacts of life for the first 20 or so years – especially school life, awards, scouting and other mementos

Folio: Pigs Around the World / illustrated book, ca. 1979

Folio: Pigs Around the World / illustrated book, cover

“Pigs Around World” with illustrations of yup, Pigs, in various traditional/stereotypical guises of various countries –including indigenous & colonial representatives for some locales. Circa 1978.

Folio: Pigs Around the World / illustrated book, Table of Contents
Folio: Pigs Around the World / illustrated book, Switzerland (yodelling)
Folio: Pigs Around the World / illustrated book, USA First Nations

Continue reading Folio: Pigs Around the World / illustrated book, ca. 1979

Report Card: Grade 3, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1978-79

Report Card: Grade 3, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1978-79 / cover and remarks
Report Card: Grade 3, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1978-79 / grades, remarks etc.

See also: Class Photos, vol. 1 – Harold Bishop Elementary, K-4

Artifact: PNE “Hula Whoop” Student Pass, ca. 1978

Artifact: PNE “Hula Whoop” Student Pass
As I recall, students were given a day pass at the end of the year for the “Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)” which has gone through periods of popularity and decline… There’s also a “play land” with rides and amusements but the fair, which generally happens around my birthday in August, features barns of animals, hawkers promoting new products, competitive plants, endless food stands, various musical acts and popular things like pig races and lumberjack games.

This is one such pass, probably from the late 1970s. Oh and maybe “Hula Whoop” was the “theme” for that year… (note to self: research this more, or not…) Note: this was also a way to get parents to pony up for tickets to haul their kid along

Artifact: Secret Code (purpose unknown), 197x

Artifact: Secret Code (purpose unknown), 197x

Note: I was “6er” of the “Blue Pack” in Cub Scouts, may be related to “Blue Chief” though maybe not – really no recollection, clearly me though

Letter: from Hotel Utah to family, ca. 1978

Letter: from Hotel Utah to family, ca. 1978 – cursive (illegible)

Artifacts (youngtime): Guildford (Surrey, BC) Pals and Gangs, 197x

Artifacts (youngtime): with pal Chris Goodman (note Peterbuilt hat) / he’s still awesome

Note: after moving from Lansing, Michigan to Surrey, BC in 1974/5, we lived on 154th St. in Guilford area on a dirt road with a rented house which backed into a whole bunch of forest. I attended Harold Bishop elementary school before moving to Whalley (95 ave.) in middle for Grade 4.

In the nearby woods, my friend Chris Goodman and I found a huge stash of lumber (also note in there was a few burnt out old houses in a field across from us) we salvage things and made large dangerous tree houses. I recall we played wide-games in the forest as well as epic street hockey games at the dead end by a new doctor’s office.

This area was quickly developed with a big new library and a massive mall.  The building still exist though the house is long gone, the roads paved etc. etc.

Artifacts (youngtime): “Guildford Goodguys Gang” (Surrey, BC) Pals, 197x (noting brother Bobby, Gordie…)

This was around the time I did the Pig Express newsletter and wrangled up various gangs of “good kids” for activities and what not. Realizing now this was *important* because there was a lot of dangerous characters around the neighbourhood including the one who shall not be named.

Report Card: Grade 2, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1977-78

Report Card: Grade 2, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1977-78 / cover and remarks
Report Card: Grade 2, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1977-78 / inside with grades, remarks etc

See also: Class Photos, vol. 1 – Harold Bishop Elementary, K-4

Folio: “Star Wars” ca. 1977

Folio: “Star Wars” ca. 1977

Report Card: Grade 1, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1976-77

Report Card: Grade 1, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1976-77 / cover and remarks
Report Card: Grade 1, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1976-77 / grades and remarks

See also: Class Photos, vol. 1 – Harold Bishop Elementary, K-4

Folio: “Things I Like” ca. 1976

Folio: “Things I Like” ca. 1976