“CFS HOLBERG BLUES”
Rationale: After reading that there is a strong possibility that the excellent Pinetreeline.org website will be closing down in 2009, I rather anxiously downloaded as many CFS Holberg pictures as possible. We had already lost the base itself, so I was dreading the prospect of losing the last remaining and best online source of CFS Holberg memorabilia.
I then decided to gather the best images and use some video editing software and blues music (which is always eternally timeless) to generate a four minute multimedia slide show experience out of them. The result was better than expected, so here it is….
CFS Holberg / San Josef (1954 - 1991)The following images were originally posted at the excellent Pinetreeline.org website that closed down in 2009.
While working as a casual labourer on the CE (Construction Engineering, for you civilians) crew, I got to clean ditches and dig post-holes near this school. I also learned how to smoke and discovered my fear of heights when I tried working on the roofing crew for all the new roofs that were being put on the apartments
My friends in the Military always thought this sign was so amusing. As the son of a logger, I have to admit that I never saw much humour in it at the time. Now that it’s gone, I must admit that I feel a pang of remorse. (By the way, the elephants were symbolic of the rather large logging trucks that crossed the road several times every day.)