Tag Archives: USA

  1. Mischievous Kid (first post – revisited)


    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


    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. Out of respect. 911


    Friday 11 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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

  4. American Memories on July 4th


    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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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion (I)


    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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  6. Boston – Music & City


    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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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (IV)


    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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  8. Sweet Home… of Alabama


    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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  9. Iz, the one and only


    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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  10. Thankful at Thanksgiving – from Türkiye


    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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  11. REBLOG: State of Emergency


    Tuesday 18 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  12. Wishing For Peace


    Tuesday 11 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of Atatürk’s passing…. there are many reasons this week why most of us …
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  13. The Turkey Tag


    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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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy (IV)


    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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  15. Nine Eleven


    Thursday 11 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    September 11, 2001 2977 people from 62 countries lost their lives. I remember that day vividly. I was here in Turkey on …
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  16. Guest post: “Fuzzy and Boomer” – by Linda


    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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  17. Hey America, Happy Birthday!


    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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  18. Flower Friday on 4th July!


    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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  19. America…


    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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  20. Hawaiian Adventures ~ An Oasis


    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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  21. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Volcano


    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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  22. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Plantation


    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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  23. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Beaches


    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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  24. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Heading Inland


    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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  25. So What’s My Problem?


    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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  26. Lip Synch Riot


    Thursday 01 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I’m not a fan of many US talk show style programmes I’ll have to admit, but this week I caught …
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  27. 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–…

  28. A Birthday Kissssss….


    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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  29. Happy Turkey Day; From Turkey


    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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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You


    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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  31. The Gambling Man


    Friday 02 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    During my years in that wasteland otherwise known as an extended adolescence, I was known on occasion to partake in …
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