The Wayback Machine served a useful purpose yesterday in that it recovered the complete post Louisa needed, and in the process revealed which of the pictures from my iMac Photos file had been missing. Unfortunately the images in the galleries could not be enlarged, which was what my daughter required.

I therefore went through the whole exercise again this morning, this time incorporating the files direct from my pictures via the desktop, and produced:

After lunch I published https://derrickjknight.com/2023/04/25/droll-tales-27/

Later, feeling rather stronger, I was delighted to log into Wayback by following Flo’s directions; not so delighted to discover that even that site tells me that only one picture exists. It is not crucial to the story so I have cut my losses and removed all the indications of missing pictures:

This evening we all finished yesterday’s spicy pasta arrabbiata meal with the dame beverages.


  1. Congratulations on successfully navigating the Wayback Machine. What pray tell are dame beverages, unless it is my friend the typo of same beverages? Glad you are feeling better.

  2. Its wonderful to Look Back at go back down memory lane… You have such a wonderful family dear Derrick… and Well done in resurrecting your images…. I just took a tour… <3

  3. Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, and sometimes it’s okay to cut our losses. You won big with the abundance of lovely family photos and a good one of the ponies.

  4. I was thinking of suggesting the Wayback machine to you, but thought better of it precisely because of your image-intensive posts. So, the Herculean efforts continue….

  5. Your dedication and patience in this endeavor is inspiring! And will be so worth it! Keep up the great work!
    PS…”dame beverages”… Dames Night Out with drinks like Margaritas, Daiquiris, Wine, Pina Colada…HA! Just teasing! 😉 I realize it should read same not dame.

    “A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.” – Mae West 🙂

  6. Haha… Nobby Bates again, I seem to remember that post kicking off a long search though your past posts for you and I.
    Until you mntioned it yesterday I’d not heard of the Way Back Machine either.

    1. Given that I think that must have been how James found it without the pictures, I wouldn’t have found Nobby without it. Thanks very much, Sue

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