Tag Archives: Artifact

Memento: Osmond family signatures, ca. 1977

Memento: Osmond family signatures, ca. 1977  / Orem, Utah

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

Memento: Osmond Studio, wall of signatures (in cement), ca. 1977

Memento: Osmond Studio, wall of signatures, ca. 1977, Orem UT
I see Ernest Borgnine, who do you see? 

Memento: Jimmy Osmond meets 3 Olsonboys, ca. 1977

Memento: Jimmy Osmond meets Olsonboys, circa 1977, Orem Utah

 

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

Report Card: Kindergarten, Harold Bishop Elementary / Surrey, 1975-76

Report: Kindergarten, Harold Bishop – 1975-76 / cover
Report: Kindergarten, Harold Bishop – 1975-76 / remarks

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

Evidence: Air Canada (with Mom, Bob, Dan) 1974

Evidence: Air Canada (with Mom, Bob, Dan) 1974

After being birthed in Saskatoon and flight to Calgary to Vancouver at 15 days, living in Eugene, Oregon for first year and some, we moved to Lansing, Michigan where Dad took a professor gig at Michigan State University and brother Dan was born.

Then, changing jobs again to University of British Columbia, we were on the plane again, westway to the world.

Not sure details of route (did they drive to Windsor/Toronto and then fly?) but based on sizes of the 3 brothers, believe this is the flight west on this Air Canada bird in 1974.

(Is this a 737? or 707 like the Gordon Lightfoot song?)