Ten guitars! – By Des Kelly This was quite possibly the very first song that I heard him sing, and I liked what I heard, very much. Arnold George Dorsey, who later took the unusual name of Englebert Humperdinck, also took the World by storm, as he continued to entertain millions of people, everywhere he went. Somehow, he was different in the way he faced the World as an Entertainer. There always seemed to be a rapport between him and his fans, that was genuine. He loved them and they loved him, and still do. He wasn’t much married, like so many other “Stars”, having had just his “one & only” Patricia Healey who was born in 1936, married Englebert in 1964, contracted Alzheimer’s disease and sadly died of Covid 19 related complications in 2021, aged eighty five. Patricia and Englebert had 4 children, Bradley, Jason, Scott & Louise ...

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Hobson’s or “Homben Yana” Choice?–by Capt Elmo Jayawardena Way back in the 16th century there lived a man in Cambridge by the name of Thomas Hobson. He rented and sold horses and was the proud owner of a stable that had 40 stallions of all colours and breeds. Anyone who wanted to rent a horse from him to ride the paddock or journey into the far horizon, paid money and got a horse. There was one condition, the renter was not allowed to select the horse. The ‘wanna be’ rider had only one choice. He had to take the horse that was in the stall nearest to the door. It was a simple matter of either ‘take it or leave it.’  When the word spread about this, it became known among possible horse renters that what they got was ‘Hobson’s Choice’. Yet, they had one guarantee.  The Hobson customer always got ...

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