Monday, November 29, 2010

Hi Sailor:

When I was young I don't think many families could afford the luxury of having their own camera. It was normal to visit a photographer and have your family photos taken in their studio . And so it was, I was forced to wear my Sailor's suit and assume the classic pose


I don't know what happened but somehow I have stressed my right arm. It hurts for no reason and sometime it just throbs, so today it will just be this one photo. Clicking the mouse or using the touch pad aggravates it so I've been trying to keep my computer work down to a minimum.

This started about a week ago and I've been trying to figure out what I did. Perhaps it was the night I installed my snow tires, I haven't figured it out but in the meantime I've been taking Belgium dark chocolate to ease the pain. Hopefully it will be back to normal soon .


  1. Dear Bobscoot:

    The draft age in Canada must be lower than here in the States... But I think you did the right thing in choosing the navy over the infantry. Hope your arm feels better soon.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

  2. What a little cutie you were!
    Wishing you a quick recovery with your arm!

  3. What a great picture! I am sure you did a wonderful job in the Navy. I hope your arm gets better very soon.

  4. Look at that little smile!! So cute.

    Belgian chocolates are a great pain killer. You might think about ice and heat in addition. Hope you feel better soon.

    I is your saluting arm. You stressed it that way. :)

  5. Bobskoot

    so, you aspired then to be a squid eh? (no, not the idiots on crotch rockets, squids is what the Army and Marines call sailors)

    hope your arm gets better soon, sounds like a pinched nerve to me....

    "former grunt, then redleg"

    Redleg's Rides

    Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

  6. Bobscoot:
    Nice photo, your expression doesn't seem to have changed much over the years.

    Hope you figure out what is with your right arm. Too much mousing and shutter clicking....


  7. Although Belgium dark chocolate will curer just about anything, I recommend giant malted milk balls, they are whey better.

    Love the old photos. I have recently had reason to scan a bunch of old photos, They bring back many memories.

  8. Geez, bobskoot, you have free health care! Get it looked at!!! I'd still have toes on my right foot if I were living in Canada...

    Scootin' Old Skool

  9. See Bob, all your so-called friends have been very generous in their comments and I'll be similarly generous - you really were a cutie pie :-). Now stop this whining about your arm - there is no need to attract the sympathy vote although I suppose it will prevent you from posting any more old pics for a few days ;-).

    All joking aside, the ones you've posted so far have been wonderful!

  10. I love this photo Bob. What a treasure!

  11. Group Reply:

    thank you all for your kind comments. I wasn't sure I was going to post this but in the end, I did.

    Just goes to prove that I once did have hair.

    I don't have a lot of photos from the early days but I did purchase my first Nikon FTN in the early 70's and have been carrying a camera since.

    I also don't have many bike photos even though I have owned over 14 bikes since the 60's, and as the one whom takes photos I am usually the one missing

  12. The Navy? Well that explains the pink crocs.
    I'd just like to add to BeemerGirl's prescription that the ice should be wrapped in a large glass of single malt scotch. It probably won't make your arm feel any better, but at least you won't care as much.
    Get well soon.

  13. I know I razz you a lot. And I'm not sorry for it. But this time, I'm serious.

    Hope the arm gets better soon!

    By the way, of cup of dark chololate cocoa has more of a healing effect with a bit of spirits splashed in. For medicinal purposes only, of course. And no riding.

    See how I broke the grammar rules for you and started sentences with words like and and but? Means I kinda of like you!

  14. You've hurt our arm again!!...Was it the strain of prizing open your wallet at work to buy a round of

    Get better soon soon,

    Dave & Linda

  15. Those laser skin treatments you were talking about must really have worked. You look so young... Nice old photo, sorry about the arm.

    Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

  16. hope you're doing better bob!

  17. Adding creme de cocoa and kalua to your prescription list will likely accelerate healing ... or make it less uncomfortable at least. -:)