I've been rereading this thread - so many posts I'd like to thumb up. (I know, I know, I was a brat later, but I'm not there yet on the thread). I try not to thumb re the posts before the a2k transition, but this one, intriguing, re Brown, and johnboy.
My aim in this is to find a photo of CI and I together in a group to establish that he is not particularly short in my view, relative to another thread. (I don't know the result as I reread, but my dad was 'short' so I get defensive.)