Monday, February 28, 2011

Early photos of a young 25 year old Cap´n Ray Auxillou on Caye Caulker

In the 1960´s when I was around 25 years old. I would teach at the primary school and was known in the small island village as Cap´n Ray, my magnificent yacht was that wooden dugout dory you see my daughter Sharon playing in. The fish were amber jacks, delicious eating and caught in a wire heart shaped trap set off the beach in about 5 feet of water. The fish were eaten, filleted and salted, or given away and occasionally sold a dozen for .25 cents.

Early photo of Grandpa Ray Auxillou. At 14 years he ran away and joined the Canadian Army. On his outfitting and leave before being posted, he went home in uniform and that was the end of that. His parents would not sign for him. At 15 years of age, he joined again, trying to get into the Korean War before it was over. This is a photo of him at 16, in training as a radio mechanic at the Canadian Army Signal Corps base in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The Korean Armistice ended before he completed training and at 18 years of age as an adult, he refused to sign up again for another 7 years with the Army. Instead he went back to High School and joined the Perth Regiment Black Watch infantry Reserves and served about five years in that, leaving Canada as a Seargant. At 21 years of age, he was still a virgin.

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