One year (to the day) after the funeral of my old friend John G Robertson (see post about this last year), I have today been to visit his widow, Morina. I should explain that I am in Dundee for a few days sorting out some things for my oldies, including the removal of and eventual disposal of my fathers car as he has decided to stop driving. (if anyone is in the market for a well preserved 2000 Honda Accord do let me know...)
During my visit, Morina mentioned while most of JR's wargames figures had been dealt with (due to sterling efforts by John Munro and Paul Jenkins) that there were "a few magazines and things" which I might like to look through and take away. The few magazines turned out to be a whole cupboard stuffed with mags such as Military Modelling, Airfix Magazine, Arquebusier, Armies & Weapons and Wargamers Newsletter. I filled a small box with a selection and promised to return for more next time I am in town.... Still reeling from this shock, she drew my attention to a drawer containing some unpainted 25mm figures and asked if I would take them too. This turned out to be followed by several more such drawers. Just as well the car was empty!
I look forward to rummaging through the various boxes and unless the lead poisoning takes me I will entertain you with stories of the contents as and when I get round to it. Funny old world.
Nothing like a bit of rummaging
The Angry Lurker
Quite so, but it'll be a few weeks before I get round to it.
That's a nice wee surprise from your old mate Tim, sure he'd be chuffed his stuff was staying in cirulation
Jingos Tim, you have all the luck.
Too bad about the old man. The market is a little light on 2nd hand 2000 Accords one would suspect.
I hope so. He was certainly pleased that I used some stuff he gave me a few years ago in games - see http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.com/2010/09/14-panzer-division.html for more. Now popularly known as 'The John G Robertson Memorial Panzer Division'. I think he'd approve!
It actually worked out quite well - I'd gone up by train and was driving back in the (cleaned out) Honda, so at least I had plenty of room for the stuff. It is now all piled in my garage while the car is further lowering the tone of my (crowded) drive.
I bet the wife was stoked about the whole episode!
The toys aren't a problem (they never are), but the car is proving less popular...
You probably broke some law by driving back. In my experience the only people allowed to drive Honda Accords are OAPs and groups of four Asian youths (the latter forming 40% of the traffic on motorways around Leicester).
Sounds like a fun rummage is to be had.
Don't forget taxi drivers!
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