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10 October 2011

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Greg Collins

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Finally, at long last, thought it would never come... I'm on vacation! Yep, 11 days of paid unemployment. Began with, what else, some photos to update a gallery- the DDR gallery to be precise. Came up with an idea of "ganging" series medals, much as I did with a few of the Hungarian medals a little while ago. A bit easier on the photographer (me) and, I feel, more interesting than if you had to look at a separate image for each. Take a look. Thinking of knocking the Stasi shield collection down to one image as well- more on that later.

Heading up to Northern Virginia during this time to visit my mother; may drop by the "occupation"... I participated in the late '60's-early '70's. Long hair... on my face as well, guitar, protest songs, take a drag of whatever is being passed around, "hell no, we won't go"... join the Navy four years later. Oh well... Anyway, the unions have joined in (I'm a member of one of those) and a certain political party of which I'm a member (betcha can't guess which one) has joined in the fray, so there will be friendly faces awaiting.

Also want to enter a couple more images in the contest (that should bring a smile to Mervyn). All this and what I have to do around the house as winter approaches should keep me more than occupied so that when I return to work, I should be suitably exhausted.

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Thankyou Greg - all contributions to the Comp. are gratefully accepted - I think we stand a chance of hitting 400 entries - which is exceptional. Did your Certificate arrive ?

Have a great holiday and try to bring a few prisoners back for your establishment ! I was driving back to London late one evening - in pouring rain. I never give lifts but felt sorry for a hitchhiker.
He - for some reason, that I am sure he regretted later - started to tell me his 'life story' - which included that he had just escaped from prison. He got quite a fright when I told him I was Police and handcuffed him. I dropped him off at a Police Station I passed - had to wake the Sgt. up - he wasn't too pleased either.

We used to have a saying - ' if you can't take a joke - you shouldn't have joined !' A lot of truth in that.

Have a great holiday. Mervyn

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Have a nice vacation Greg!

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...I never give lifts but felt sorry for a hitchhiker. He - for some reason, that I am sure he regretted later - started to tell me his 'life story' - which included that he had just escaped from prison. He got quite a fright when I told him I was Police and handcuffed him.Mervyn


What we`ve got here is another cold-hearted policeman :):):)
Nice story! Thanks Mervyn.
Cheers,
Nick

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Yes, Mervyn, the certificate did arrive- many thanks!

I won't be bringing back any prisoners as I consider them "tovarischi"- comrades. Would love, however, to bring in the 2% of our population that seems to have well over half the country's wealth and, while we're at it, the entire Bilderburger group as well. Would hope we have a sufficient supply of needles at Greensville for that lot. OK, ok, calm down... breathe... I'm alright now.

Very overcast here all day- got some good photography done, although only for the DDR gallery.

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