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Lost

In Bermuda, Photography, Whatever on January 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

ds20170128-26Where do we come from?   Where are we going?

“The short-pant is a terrible fashion choice. Unless it is from Bermuda”

In Bermuda, Whatever on October 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Bermuda Shorts…hottest fashion statement in 2014, but do you know the origin?  Yes the Royal Navy, but few people know the story behind its creation.

Nathaniel Coxon, a native Bermudian, ran a little teashop during the 1st World War. As business boomed in the little teashop, with an influx of Naval officers stationed in Bermuda, so did the steaming teapots.  Employees complained of the unbearable heat as they served customImageers in their blazers and khaki pants.Not wishing to spend additional money on employee uniforms, Mr. Coxon decided to cut the khaki pants just above the knee.

British Admiral Mason Berridge who regularly took his tea in Coxon’s shop and found the style, “a bit of old Oxford” yet practical commissioned the short-pant and named it the Bermuda Short.  He credited Coxon with its creation, and Nathaniel Coxon was eventually awarded an OBE, Order of the British Empire.

All Intentions Are Good!?

In Whatever on October 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Most intentions are good but execution can often fail.  So here I stand, humbly apologizing for my failure. My intention was to post weekly but my execution, well it is notably flawed.

Arrived back in Bermuda this past week to glorious sunshine and warmth. Two years in France and a couple of short trips home and I had forgotten how much we should be thankful for on this island nation of ours. Not only do we have some of the best weather in the world but the island dweller is a wonderfully friendly person.

My car has sat in the garage for, well too long, and will not start.  Called my friendly repair shop, Martin’s Precision Automotive. They are so busy there is no way they can get down to St. George to start her up. They recommended Paynter’s Towing and Salvaging.  What a wonderful recommendation! Within an hour of calling ‘Help!’, the car was on the truck and on its way back to Hamilton.  The gentleman I dealt with, I assume Mr. Paynter, was such a friendly, helpful soul.  If Paynter’s intention is service with a smile and ‘good morning’ then he has succeeded.

I smiled to myself as he drove off and thought I really am back home in Bermuda.

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