Thursday, 30 October 2008

Dusted Off and out the Archives No.1

Dusted off and out come the archived BETAMAX video tapes, I have finally got a BETAMAX VCR that works so I will be working through the tapes and putting some interesting items on the blog. In between that, I will be compiling files to write to DVD of different members of the family from material I have - then post them out - no date set so just wait and wait then see. So here is the first archive item I came across - , surprisingly we all looked so much younger in those days.
Some guys even had hair on their heads.

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THE BECHARDS LEAVE RSA FOR DOWN UNDER

Sorry for the wiggly line/video noise on the bottom of the screen, but tapes are a few years old, I am working on a filter to remove it, so the pictures will be clearer next time round.

Monday, 27 October 2008

November Blog - Birthdays

And as we draw to the end of 2008 with only 8 weeks to Christmass -
here are the
BIRTHDAYS for NOVEMBER.

Adrian Wadey 11 November - 37
Mitch Bechard 17 November - 63
Kevin Cowle 17 November - 42

LETS SEE SOME LOVELY PICTURES OF THESE EVENTS.............
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL.
Hope you all saw Carol's and Tessy's emails regarding the birthday list and fixing of errors, if not email Tessy and she will send you a revised list. joycebechard@bigpond.com

Sunday, 26 October 2008

OUT OF THE ARCHIVES - STILL BEAUTIFUL

I remember this occasion like it was yesterday, Dad's boss rang me that morning and invited me to the farewell party. Contelec was a small electronics firm just behind the Airport Star Hotel at Jan Smuts airport. Dad ran the stores there, for a couple of years after retiring from ESCOM

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Quite an emotional day for the Old Man but he took it in his stride with his little pet mouse.

This was October 1993

Out of the archives as I go through my 100's of video's on the shelf above my PC........................
hope you enjoy it and it brings back some special happy memories,

Once again, just nice to hear about "THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE" in his life.

lots of LOVE - BILLY

THE VICTORIA FALLS - MOLLY & GORDON

MOLLY AND GORDON PAID A VISIT TO THE FALLS AND CAUGHT IT WHEN THE ZAMBEZI RIVER WAS LOW, JUST BEFORE THE SUMMER RAINS


NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO SEE, REMINDS ME OF WHEN WERE KIDS, AND GO FOR A SUNDAY WALK DOWN THE RIVER TO THE FALLS, PAST ALL THE ELEPHANTS, CROCS AND HIPPOS IN THE RIVER.



Molly & Tori shopping for a new hat

Tori & Grandma shopping Park City UTHA - JULY 2008
When ever Tori and I go shopping we head for the hats department and take pictures - we get into trouble with the shop assistance - but we have fun!!! I secretly think that I embarrass Tori but that's what Grandmas do!!
One can just picture the two of them, little school girls giggling and almost playing hide and seek in the shops. must be something in the past that was lacking in their lives and now they are re-living that phase of life, the best thing is ENJOYING IT TOGETHER, who better than with GRANDMA MOLLY

Oh my God, I am so tired of this!

Golf anyone! or are we off to the Races

Feeling Blue.


can I take it of now - PLEEEEEEEEZE
quick, lets get out of here because there come that old bag with her big stick to chase us away.....




Thursday, 23 October 2008

Dog - a Mans best friend

When GOD was busy with the creation and making the universe with the trees, the sea, the mountains and all the animals, as he made them he thought of a name for each one, but he was very busy and early on he forgot to name one of his creations. While he was busy with this mammoth task he noticed this little animal always walking behind or next to him with his wagging tail. Any way he continued on with the creation and all the way was this animal with him. When he was finished he bent down and picked up the little fellow and said so tell me WHAT is your name. The little fellow just wagged his tail and licked GOD all over his face with LOVE AND JOY. as There was no answer in speech from the question, God had noticed this fellow all the time at his side 24/7. he then said " ok fella- as you were with me all the time and watching over me I WILL NAME YOU AFTER MYSELF but spell it backwards because you are the most amazing animal and are dedicated to showing LOVE - AFFECTION & JOY to all who meet you.

So GOD named him DOG

Dedicated to the loss of their wonder full pet down-under - The Bechards will miss CLOE who sadly passed away the other day.

Carol added ---------- Moni and Duncan and all the Bechard family...so sorry to read about Cloe
so thought I would share Snowy with you. I took these today 02/11/2008 ...Love Carol



Friday, 10 October 2008

Molly's PRIDE & JOY

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After many months finally MOLLY gets around to send some photo's of her PRIDE & JOY. Adrian and Lisa on an African Safari and ending of with the pride of the pack - TORI

lets hope there are plenty more to come

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Now THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Sandra & James Stapelberg, welcome Carol and Tessy to a fairwell do in their new home - Robina, Gold coast, Queensland Australia

The 2 Sisters spend the last day of Carol's holiday together.


I am now looking forward to your next visit Sis. all my love - TESSY


Can you remember when................................ and they sat for a couple of hours and talked about the old times and finished of with some new plans for the future.

Carol, I remember when you........................................

now when will they stop ?

Oh No, theve gone inside