Archive | July 5, 2017

Flowers At ‘B-Boys Auto Repair’ In Barnstead, New Hampshire — July 5, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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Since I lucked out in finding him 2-years ago, Paul Bousquet, the co-owner of ‘B-Boys‘, in Barnstead, has been the ONLY place that I will take my cars — and there was 5 at the last count — for repair or inspection.

I think the world of Paul. He is a real gentleman and a gifted mechanic and his son, Jeff, isn’t half-bad either.

Paul in addition to his automotive magic is a master gardener with very green thumb. He gets up at 5am, or earlier, in Spring-Summer, to tend to his beautifully maintained yard. I was there this afternoon, our van being inspected, and I had to take some pictures.


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Arthur Ashe, The Incomparable, Won Wimbledon, This Day 42 Years Ago — I Remember It Well.

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Arthur Ashe, one of my abiding heroes,
is still the ONLY black man to have won the
Wimbledon men’s title.


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I still remember that momentous day in vivid detail.

I was living in a picturesque cottage in Owslebury, Hampshire, that I was renting from a Major in the British Army. See below — though that lane has changed a ‘bit’ in the last 42 years!

It was my first Summer there having moved in Owslebury in September 1974 when I started working for IBM.

It was a sunny, warm Saturday. My in-laws were up for the weekend. The Major was extremely nice but was very particular that we maintained his ‘pride and joy’ in tip-top shape. So that Saturday all of us were busy getting the frontage to the road under control. So we labored in the sun while listening to the live commentary on the BBC.

I was so delighted when Arthur won. I cried. We watched the BBC TV coverage that night on my new Sony color TV.

I miss Arthur Ashe. He was A MAN — a great man. What a shame we lost him so young.


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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Fireworks — July 4, 2017.

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Wolfeboro’s 4th of July 2017 fireworks, which lasted about 40-minutes since they were individually hand fired, were ‘good’ — as one would expect from this affluent town, the ‘Oldest Summer Resort in America‘.

It was another perfect evening for fireworks, temps in the low 70s and no rain for miles. There was also a very bright ‘half’ moon — that you can see in some of the pictures, to the left.

We have been going to fireworks in Wolfeboro, either the 4th of July or ‘First Night‘ or both, for the last 10-years. They are invariably good, and typically better than those in our home town of Alton (which is not as ‘rich’ — Wolfeboro the home for such luminaries as Mitt).

We always watch these fireworks from a little hill, on the Brewster Campus, by the side of their main sports field. It is the perfect vantage point since the fireworks are set off directly in front, just a few hundred yards away.

It was fun, though getting out of Brewster proved to be a nightmare.


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