July 2015

What we planted not so long ago went growing crazy while Andrea were away for two weeks.


I set all watering tasks to a multiple port timer. it worked excellent.


We have been eating some fresh veggies for awhile.


Some small red potatoes we pulled up for supper last weekend.



Some nice fresh spinach for the salad. We also have some fresh grown garlic, chives, carrots, onions, and more. It’s a bit of work to plant and look after a garden but when you have to pay so much for store bought produce it doesn’t take long to pay off and it’s fresh.

The initial Bateman Family Blog has now been published


Still lots of design and things to work on, as well as getting photos from family members at the reunion this year. There are tons of photos to upload. If your interested please visit and contribute.


I lived in Chemainus when the theatre was being built in the mid-nineties and I wondered if it would be successful. I went to one play and enjoyed it very much. The theatre seemed to be doing well when I left. We were going to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island for a Bateman family reunion this July 3-5 so I got two tickets to Twist and Shout play and accommodation at the Best Western in Chemainus. I also got supper buffet tickets for the Play Bill dining room in the theatre. The hotel room came with a breakfast buffet. The food was totally awesome in both places and the play was the best entertainment I’ve seen for some time.


The play was about the introduction of the Beatles to North America and the invasion of British music for the next 4 years., The music of the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, and many more were in the play. his play started about a month ago and has been sold out every night. Some people have come back two or three times.If you are able to get tickets and go to this play, go, you will not regret it. If you are from out of town, book your room at the Best Western Plus Hotel, the rooms and hotel and food is spectacular.

reunion-2015-posterThe Bateman Family Reunion has been in the works for a few years. It finally came together this year on July 3-5. It was not a huge reunion but lots of fun for those who were there. Some had never met or not seen each other for 40 or more years. The reunion was in Nanaimo, BC at Tony and Diana Wright’s home. A beautiful home out in country.

wright-house-2reunion-2015There was a beach volleyball court, badminton net, horseshoe pits, ping pong table, and lots of other games with prizes. The food was constant and delicious.

zoey-cathy-shirley-3reunion-2015-5reunion-2015-4reunion-2015-ansestoryCoralynn Teichrib has been working on Bateman ansestory for many years and was presented at the reunion. It was down right awesome and the result of a ton of work, Coralynn plans to host the next Bateman reunion in 3 years. There will be some more postings here at badorder.wordpress.com and there will be a page and gallery at http://www.trainwreckof78.ca. There will be a directory where photos and info can be uploaded or downloaded. I will post here when it is ready. Any member of the Bateman family or someone interested please leave a message on this page, go to the forum at trainwreckof78.ca or, email me at boographics@outlook.com