“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.
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
Note: possibly replaced with Immunization Record book (will investigate further as needed)
All the prizes for this big timer / from cub car designing, drum corps percussioning, various science fairs, cross country running, “citizenship” & t-balling.
Note: gathering ephemera and artifacts for a self documentation/personal archaeology project for #daveo50 #foreshadowing
PS Feels a little bit Rushmore, sometimes Royal Tenenbaums, other parts a little bit more Darjeeling Limited
Via my pal Trevor: Old and grainy. Fell out of a plant identification book my son was looking at. The non-bearded is now bearded, and the bearded is now non-bearded due to the Viking red having changed to a different colour. And check out the depths of the poet’s eyes. Ever present, observant and turning every moment into a story
Me: problem with the eyes is no off switch, always gathering and collecting and then one day, you have a massive archive of creations to share
While acknowledging that receiving such Honour Roll status at a young age had no material benefit to future life, nor did this increase self-worth or esteem, or “gain favour with the ladies” as it were. I am however, an unabashed enthusiast of paper-y items, including certificates. As such, as these have remained with me (or in many cases with my now-late-beloved Mother), i am gleefully compelling to document for posterity.
Who’s posterity or for who’s interest? I do not know and am indifferent to such details. These are simply ephemeral documents of life.
Noting, i’m either missing a certificate for Grade 1, or they were not issued to students of that age. Also, some of these are specific to my science fair achievement (documented elsewhere… at some point anyhow) and/or citizenship umm… involvement.