Thank you for dropping in. This site is a work in progress. New information will be added as time permits. I’m learning as I go, so will probably paint myself into a corner. For the purposes of this site, the “Past” will primarily be history from New Zealand as previous U.S. owners are not as well documented. The “Present” will be considered any topics starting in about 1990, which is when Leda came to join our family. Leda’s building and restoration have each been given a section so that people who are not interested in those details may easily skip it or others may easily focus on it. There is bound to be some overlap. Please bear with me. I’ll do my best to clean up any mess. The Ditty Bag is there mostly for my entertainment so that I may be able to write about the stuff that doesn’t fit in other categories. Most good Ditty Bags have scraps and bits that are too good to throw away but are of unknown usefulness. This one is no different. All things are subject to change. Check back often.
Any errors, omissions, or outright lies are mine. Most of the stories told from Leda’s past are handed down in the tradition of any oral history, and should I fail to retell them in proper context, I will accept the blame.