It is with trepidation that I write this, because it always gives me trauma that people aren’t going to understand what I say and will leave a comment offering support when none is required or wanted. Don’t make me add your IP address to the spam list and have your comments swallowed up by the hungry cyber bin 🙂
It was this time last year when my Brother texted me to let me know that our mom was now entering her final phase with cancer. She did live for another two weeks but it was this day last year that it all became too much for my Brother and he needed to talk. The two of us have always been really close and as I hadn’t had to deal with even the smallest fraction of what he had to deal with, my role was to be the counselor. Today I was reading through his texts and smiling a little bit at our conversations, and then I got to the final one which still to this day gives me a laugh, though I will never tell him.
It was on the 25th that he called me to say that this was it, the final days had approached. To give him a break I started calling the family members, for two reasons really. Firstly to give my brother a break, but also to give them a little surprise being that they hadn’t spoken to me in years. Thank goodness that I have a Cardiff phone number through my work, lol. Anyway, I spoke to mom on the Sunday and soon after she slipped into a coma. I’m sure a lot of you have been through this already so I don’t need to tell you how harrowing it is, with the news just getting worse and worse each day for weeks on end. Anyway, my Brother had to deal with everything from day 1 and I said to him, because we knew that it could come at any minute, I said just to send me a text when it finally happens and I will start making the phone calls and catch up with him later.
So he did, he sent me that text, and whereas I would have loved a “She fought a tough fight, Rich, but she is gone now”, that wasn’t my Brother’s style. Nope, in the text he proceeded to give me a play by play of exactly what happened and how awful the final hours were. It’s really funny, but I can’t help but laugh at that text. He finishes with “I know it is tough reading, Rich, but I thought that you would like to know”. In my best Ricky Gervais voice I was like “Nnnnnnno, a simple ‘at peace’ would have done it”. It is strange the things that make you laugh, and I knew he meant well, but I would never tell him that it was just a little much TMI as a final notice 🙂
So please, no sympathy or anything like that. I don’t dwell on the past and I’m content with everything. It is like any anniversary, you look back and reflect a little bit. So I re-read that final text and nitpicked it “Ya coulda skipped that part, and that, eased up on that one, lol”
My spanking photo for this week is from KISS ME KATE, and as you know I am not a big fan of Kate pics by any means. However, in this one it actually looks like the skirt is thin enough that she might actually feel it a little bit.
This is from Lansdowne, PA in 1955 and will be added to my KISS ME KATE spanking folder, where I must say you will find a collection of some of the best Kiss Me Kate spanking pics out there, from a vintage standpoint that is.
September the 11th in New York City is always a time to reflect and ponder, indeed it is wherever you are in the world. I will still see news clips here and there but I have never actively gone out of my way to watch any footage of the events since the week that it happened. Why would I, I watched the towers fall in person.
As with most people I can remember the events of that day clearly. My late brother calling me to tell me what was happening as I lay in bed reading a book, standing in the street with half the neighborhood as mothers ran to get their children and fighter jets flew overhead, the white cloud that hung over New York for the week afterwards. What I most remember though is watching everyday folk on TV searching for their loved ones in the days that followed, it was heartbreaking. A friend of mine was a police officer at the time and he worked at Ground Zero from the day it happened until six months later, he is now a vegetarian chef and this week he wrote about his memories. If you are interested in reading about the humanity that some people showed to those working at Ground Zero it is worth reading HIS ARTICLE.
My Sunday candid this week is from Plattville, CO in 1947 and features the play Damsels in Distress. This isn’t the best photo out there, but it is a part of the history of stage spankings so it has to be included at some point.
This will be added to my VARIOUS SCHOOL PLAYS folder where you will find the rest of the spanking photos from this play.
My Wednesday classic this week is a little different to my usual offering, and quite frankly I am cheating. Normally I have to edit what I give you, catalog it in a spreadsheet and then add links. The reason that I use a spreadsheet is that a few years from now the inevitable questions are going to come up as to their origin and I will be able to enlighten them. I mean shoot, people lift photos from this blog already and post them under the “No idea where this came from” category already, so science only knows what will happen when a few years pass 🙂
It is also the start of the fantasy football season which does take a bit of my spare time. Last year I won the 24 team, two conference dynasty league, and I think that I did it in time because I compare my roster to the other rosters this year and I have my work cut out. Just as a side note to that, in the 13 years that we have done this league, I’m the only team out of the 24 never to have posted a losing season since the beginning. At worst my record has been 500 and that was only once. Then I also had a draft this week for the league I have been in for 14 years. This league is a 16 team league and is as tough as can be. I won this one back in 2007 but haven’t come close since. This year though I think that I have drafted my best team in a long time. Remember for you fantasy football fans, there are 16 teams so imagine the dregs that are left for your second RB. Matched up against the other teams though I like what I have, a primary of Newton, Forte, CJ Anderson, Crabtree, Desean Jackson and Antonio Gates, plus on the bench I have Christine Michael, Chris Johnson, Tannehill etc, etc. Just trust me, for a 16 team league I did well this year.
Anyway, on to the spanking photo for this week. Like I said, I got a bit lazy because I have to start work super early tomorrow and I need to get to bed. So I snagged this one off of Ebay and even though cartoon spankings are not normally my thing, this one is pretty cool. My German friends should especially enjoy it. Maybe one of them can translate it for us all?
I’m trying my best to get back on schedule, even if it means posting at 6.30am before I go to work. My goal is to get back to posting two or three times a week and start sharing with you all the plethora of spanking material that I have. As you all know by now, I am running my own Ebay store and this month I earned $545 and that is only doing it on a part time basis. In fact I sold so much that I desperately need to replenish it this weekend. Fear not though, even though I am working on Saturday at my regular job, I will make time to update Friday and Sunday.
This week’s spanking classic will be added to my WINDSOR’S PADDLINGS folder. Check it out by clicking the highlighted text for a set of wonderful images just like this one.
Slightly different this week for my Wednesday Classic. I’m on the road right now working in New Hampshire so I don’t have my archive with me. Coincidentally, on that subject, you know that you have made it when your company books you a room with two twin beds. For the uninitiated, in England we would call them a single. I mean, seriously, a lard ass like me needs more than a 36″bed width, lol.
Anyway, short and sweet, here are a gaggle of Ebay links where various spanking items are up for grabs, it is amazing what you can find on Ebay that is spanking related, a lot of it quite unique.
Before I get started today, stuntman posted a link in the comments to the video of my midweek post about the movie “The hard boiled canary“. You can watch the spanking portion of the video by clicking this link.
After the spanking pic today you can keep scrolling down for a vanilla update on my other project.
So what naughty girl is getting the spanking that she deserves today? Well if I’m totally truthful, this girl has got it before on this blog, but I have come across a better picture of that spanking so it is time for an update. Now the person who originally alerted me to this pic was will@gotham56, so I will give him full credit for the find.
This spanking pic goes back to 1946 and of course is from the play “ACT YOUR AGE”. It is like the biggest tease in the world, dude, just flip that little skirt up already!!
As for the vanilla front, I now have a collection of over 500 vintage pics in my collection, and I have started putting them up for sale. Yesterday I got my first two sales, proving that you can get money for old rope. The first pic went for $5.79 and the second one, from my personal spanking collection, went for $9.99.
My goal is to accumulate around ten thousand pics (not as crazy as it sounds), set up a web store, rent market stalls and sell online and who knows, maybe one day I can run my own little business. I’m also hoping to go flea marketing shopping with Pixie one day, that would be a lot of fun. Because of my work schedule though I haven’t even spoken to her for about six weeks. Vintage photograph shopping and wooden spoons and paddles, sounds like a day out to me.
Here is a pic destined to end up elsewhere under the label of “I have no idea where this one came from”🙂
Well Windsor has that info for you, this one came from Hennessey, OK in 1969. Is it just me or does she have the position for taking a paddling down to a tee? And the look on her face tells me she knows exactly what to expect.
Enjoy, this will be added to my SENIOR SUPERLATIVES folder, as well as on other blogs where amnesia is a common problem 😀 By the way, click on the highlighted link because there really are some awesome pics in that folder.
About time I gave you some spanking material, eh? At the moment I am working on a vanilla project that I had been planning for a couple of years now. It was one of those things that I kept putting off and this week I decided to take the plunge. I won’t bore you with the details, not yet anyway, lol, but in a nutshell I am creating my own web store/Ebay store/website where I will be selling vintage pictures. This is a non spanking venture, though I may put up some of my personal collection that I have collected over the years. It has long been a passion of mine and this past weekend I began the initial purchasing of vintage lots of old photographs. Now when I say ‘lots’, sometimes these lots are only 5-10 pictures. At the moment though I have paid out $60 and by the weekend I expect to have laid out $200 or more. Below is just one example of the pictures I will be selling in my web store, and yes, this is an actual pic from the collection.
But you lot ain’t here for that though, are you? Nope, we needs to give you some spanking action. So be sure to click on the article below, it is massive. I only downloaded this one page but if people are interested I am sure that I can find the follow up page on archive.org.
I’m trying hard to keep posting here as much as I can, it’s just that during the week I seem to find myself working longer and longer. Not to worry though, I always get back here when I can.
Before I post my offerings for today (Yes, you get a double dip as I have missed a few days) I wanted to point something out that happened today. One of my tasks today was to set up the fax machine, and while doing it I happened to notice the date, June the 9th. That happened to be the day that my father passed away back in 1999.
So a nice quick story for you.
The week that my father died I booked a flight with Virgin and was able to get a bereavement discount. If you don’t know and you ever have a close family member pass away, you are going to have to get a last minute flight at a stupid price. Such a thing as a bereavement discount exists to take away some of the sting, you just have to provide a death certificate. Anyway, I don’t need to tell you how much it would suck to take an eight hour flight to bury a parent, but let me also tell you this, there are some inherently kind people out there.
“Mr. (Not Windsor, lol), we’ve upgraded you, if you need anything just let us know and we are sorry for your loss”
Alright, so it is seventeen years ago and I don’t remember it word for word, but that was about as close to what was actually said that I can remember.
The same thing happened when my brother died. Four days afterwards, when my mind was all over the place, I was attending the out of State wedding of my friends, and I also remember a kind stranger who didn’t know me from Adam sitting down and initiating a conversation with me about my brother. Made more remarkable by a vast philosophical difference between us, which just made me respect him more.
Good people do exist, the world isn’t all hate and ugliness!!
Right, now that the positive vibes are out of the way, it’s spanking time. My two offerings today are both from mainstream movies. Both of the pictures I found on non spanking related websites, though for these two (especially the second one) the pics are likely to have been out there before. However, the first one may well be a new offering that I found on Ebay in 2011 believe it or not.
So the first pic is Don Castle spanking Gale Storm in the film “Stampede” back in 1949. The second pic features Robert Clarke spanking Estelita Rodriquez in “The Fabulous Senorita”in 1952. The second pic has definitely been posted before, but this version is a lobby card version which I have yet to see. I checked the properties and this one I found in 2013 🙂
I’m hoping that it has been noticeable that I have been posting more frequently lately? Even though I am still working long hours I have made a concerted effort to post something whenever I get the opportunity. The most that I have posted in a single month before was 23 times, so I will set a goal to beat that this month.
My Wednesday classic this week is from The American Weekly in 1949. Now unlike the article that I told you about two days ago that I completely made up, at least the written portion of a newspaper article, this one is totally genuine. So when this one gets snaffled then it will be true. Actually, let me clarify that. What was written in the article is what you see here, whether or not it is actually true, that’s for you to decide. It seems a little far fetched for me if I’m being honest.