august 1951

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Rest in Peace, Robin Williams // July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014 //
“Not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.” - Zelda Williams

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The ‘Edinburgh’s’ before Queen Elizabeth II’s accession.

Photos of the then Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh with their eldest children Prince Charles and Princess Anne of Edinburgh in the gardens of their home, Clarence House, in August 1951. They were taken by Norman James.

Other possible names for this photo set:
• Can Anne be tamed?
• Anne shows an early dislike of the press
• Can Philip control his Bamflets?
• Anne being a little shit for papa whilst Charles is an oblivious cutie with Mummy
• Anne is over this, she’s nearly one for christ’s sake, she has other shit to do.

[…] I will say that I amuse my leisure hours by cultivating that stubborn unimaginative state of mind which refuses to dream, imagine or conjecture about any situation’s reality except the present. Events, as one grows older, first stand out in relief, and then start whizzing by like a deck of cards. Spoken words, felt emotions, actual situations - all lapse almost immediately into a dry, theoretical vacuum.
—  The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, diary entry no. 117, August 30, 1951
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           Rest In Peace, Robin McLaurin Williams
                     July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014

                               You’ve been gone for a year,
                         And we have not laughed as much
                               Or as hard we as we used to.
                              We hope you know how much
                                          You are loved
                                           And missed.
(no gifs are mine)

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The ‘Edinburgh’s’ before Queen Elizabeth II’s accession.

Photos of the then Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh with their eldest children Prince Charles and Princess Anne of Edinburgh in the gardens of their home, Clarence House, in August 1951. They were taken by Norman James.

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1951 International L-110 Series Pick-Up by Greg Gjerdingen
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Gear-Head Get Together Show & Swap Meet & EAA Chapter 878 Fly In/Drive In August 15, 2015 Maple Lake, Minnesota Click here for more car pictures at my Flickr site.

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On 24 August, 1951, 10-year-old Beverly Potts attended a festival in Halloran Park, Cleveland, with her friend. At 20:40, Beverly’s friend had to go home but Beverly wanted to stay until the festival was over. The last time she was seen was at around 21:30. She was reported missing and an extensive search was carried out. The case went cold until 2000, when a reporter received anonymous letters from somebody claiming they were dying and wanted to confess to the abduction, rape, and murder of Beverly Potts. He claimed he was going to hand himself in at Halloran Park on 24 August, 2001, which was the 50th anniversary of her disappearance. Just weeks before the aforementioned date, the anonymous letter writer sent another letter stating he had been checked into a nursing home and wouldn’t turn himself in. The letter writer was never found and the disappearance of Beverly remains a mystery.