Tag Archives: america

  1. Mischievous Kid (first post – revisited)

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    Tuesday 16 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    To commemorate the 500,000, here’s a look at my very first post 🙂 In the early 1970′s, we were whisked …
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  2. Thanksgiving 2015

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    Thursday 26 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s wishing my family, friends, followers and readers in the US, a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving. . .

  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat (IV)

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    Tuesday 03 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is just a dream really…. never ever gonna happen, BUT, if …
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  4. Out of respect. 911

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    Friday 11 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Normally I post about musical memories on a Friday. Not today.

  5. American Memories on July 4th

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    Saturday 04 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having spent time in the states both as resident and visitor, and having numerous cousins living in five different states, …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion (I)

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    Friday 24 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    SPOT THE HAWAIIAN DIVER…! This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a series of motion shots if …
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  7. Boston – Music & City

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    Friday 17 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Boston is a city close to my heart for a number of reasons; but here’s just three: 1 – I …
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  8. Being A Muslim At Christmas

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    Sunday 21 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The vast majority of followers to my wee blog are located in the States, Canada and the UK. Irrespective of personal …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (IV)

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    Monday 01 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from the days when cars were designed to impress, …
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  10. Sweet Home… of Alabama

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    Saturday 29 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I went to Montgomery, Alabama once, but that’s as near to being able to label it as ‘home’. But what …
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  11. Iz, the one and only

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    Thursday 27 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Anyone remember this giant of a man? This was the late and very great Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole, who brought …
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  12. Thankful at Thanksgiving – from Türkiye

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    Wednesday 26 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time of year again when three things happen. One – over half my readers disappear to gorge on …
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  13. REBLOG: State of Emergency

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    Tuesday 18 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Above Illusion:
    Friends, as of this writing, Lancaster, NY is in a state of emergency. We have at…

  14. So, just how did I end up here?

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    Sunday 26 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Well well, who would’ve thought that young Spike would one day be a naturalised Türk, having emigrated to the pan-Eurasian …
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  15. The Turkey Tag

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    Sunday 19 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Like most of us, I spend a little time every day to peruse the offerings of my fellow bloggers. Now, …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy (IV)

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    Monday 13 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I took on a cheap film camera back …
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  17. Spoken With Dignity

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    Thursday 28 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    All men are created equal…

  18. New England USA ~ Out & About

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    Sunday 10 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Mid 80’s and I was out and about in New England in the northwest United States. So far we’ve had …
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  19. New England USA ~ Rivers & Lakes

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    Sunday 03 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The tour of New England from the ’80s continues: After downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and then whale watching, a look at some palatial …
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  20. Guest post: “Fuzzy and Boomer” – by Linda

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    Sunday 27 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In this post, we get a history lesson… from a couple of farming pooches from the USA, called Fuzzy & …
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  21. New England USA ~ Rich Boy Lifestyle

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    Saturday 26 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yesteryear look-back’ mini-series #3 has taken us back to 1980’s New England, in America’s north-east. The first was based in …
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  22. New England USA ~ Palatial Places

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    Saturday 19 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In the latest ‘yesteryear look-back’ mini-series, this is the third about New England in America’s north-east. We started off with some …
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  23. New England USA ~ Whale Watching

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    Saturday 12 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second in a new ‘yesteryear look-back’ mini-series about New England, that nugget of beauty located in the …
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  24. New England USA ~ Boston

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    Sunday 06 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Before marriage, after school, before settling down, and about a third way through my travels ‘when I were a lad’…. …
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  25. Hey America, Happy Birthday!

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    Friday 04 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yes it’s the Fourth of July, American Independence Day! So from all of us at Family Spike, enjoy your special …
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  26. Flower Friday on 4th July!

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    Friday 04 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Special Fourth of July version today . A bit of red . White . & blue . Happy 4th July!! …
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  27. America…

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    Thursday 03 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    To all my American family, friends and bloggers alike… AMERICA Where kilometers are 0.6 miles long; Where there are pounds …
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  28. Hawaiian Adventures ~ An Oasis

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    Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Hardly seems like a week’s gone by since last Sunday’s toe-dipping into the old 1980s archives…. First off was my …
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  29. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Volcano

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    Sunday 22 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Sunday post time…. and that means a few more photographs dusted off and scanned from my days in Hawaii during …
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  30. 1 Year ~ This & That

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    Sunday 22 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike’s Adventures in Numbers !! In this last year, the biggest surprise I would say has been the popularity …
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  31. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Plantation

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    Sunday 08 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another week has flown by, so time to fly on back to Hawaii, an adventure from the late 80’s…. First …
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  32. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Beaches

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    Sunday 01 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time once again to jump back in time to my days in Hawaii in the late 80’s…. In the first …
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  33. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Heading Inland

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    Sunday 25 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, time for the second instalment from the Hawaiian islands. In the first, I took you on walkies around downtown, during …
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  34. So What’s My Problem?

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    Saturday 17 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We all consider ourselves hard done by in life, at some point or another. I for one bemoan our financial …
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  35. Hawaii ~ Downtown Honolulu

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    Sunday 11 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Many moons ago, and we are talking more moons than Buzz Aldrin and his cohorts visited during their illustrious astronautical careers, a …
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  36. Guest post: “Strongman” – by Chris, from Muscleheaded

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    Sunday 06 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So here we are again… This week, Uncle Spike, a small weakling of a blogging farmer in rural Turkey, has a …
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  37. REBLOG: Visiting Gettysburg National Battlefield

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    Sunday 02 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on The Müscleheaded Blog:
    July, 2013 commemorated the 150th anniversary of one of the most important battles in American history–…

  38. A Birthday Kissssss….

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    Sunday 05 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike is a romantic. Hmm, that’s just my opinion and of course I know plenty who would disagree with …
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  39. Happy Turkey Day; From Turkey

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    Wednesday 27 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Today, your Uncle Spike; well, the whole of Clan Spike actually, want to wish all those in the good old …
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  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

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    Friday 18 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For the Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You, my entry is taken from my last visit to family in the …
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  41. 911: Remembering The Innocent

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    Wednesday 11 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    In memory of all the innocent who fell that day, 12 years ago…

  42. REBLOG: My Husband is an Alien

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    Thursday 22 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Which Way Now 101:
    Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain “American citizens?” “My wife is American. I’m a green card holder.” “Can…

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