Apr. 7th, 2016

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Well, not the songs, since Fred Archer was 'more popular' in our house than Elvis. I say 'more popular'. I mean 'About as popular as foot-and-mouth'. So that would be something from the sixties that people didn't talk about much, apart from when they'd point at the far end of the field known as 'The Deerpark'[1] which was up the hill from the reservoir that our drinking water came from, and go 'That was where they dug a big pit and pushed all the carcasses in with a bulldozer'.

I didn't know that Elvis had a second career as a crawler driver in sixties Gloucestershire. I guess the private aircraft would have come in handy, what with the touring, the television and needing to be on site early to run a grease-gun over the idler wheel bearings and check the fuel filter.

http://www.wyastone.co.uk/steam-and-harness-recollections-of-power-transport-on-the-cotswolds.html

[1] Because that was where the people at the Big House kept deer. You can tell this because the surrounding walls are easily twice the height of any others in the area.

"Doe, a fire at an aircraft establishment / Tea, a drink with jam and beer."

Whatever it is that is wrong with my head this week (it is sinus-related), giveth daft ideas and taketh away any semblance of concentration or technical aptitude.

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