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04-12-2014, 11:00 AM
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Amen to that bro.
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From my Diary

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Yesterday was one of my better days. I was awake and dressed by
9.00 am, much earlier than the usual 11.00 am or later that has been the case this year.
Did you get the brouhaha rampaging through the press in recent months over the 10 items or less scheme in supermarkets. I have to say that the niceties of this apparently grammatically incorrect expression elude me. My gripe , as a manager, would have been along the lines of…….
No way am I going to give priority to customers spending the least .
Drat, I have lost my train of thought.
Ah yes, I was up and moving about early. Deleted ten files or less from my computer and became motivated enough to ring up a few people.
First , my octogenarian aunt Ivy, dear aunt Ivy, and yes, she had received my long typed letter and photographs about the old days .
My cousin Sylvia ,long since retired ,took the call, and after we had a most enjoyable yarn or two, replaced the hand set before I had a chance to talk to my favourite aunt( actually my only living aunt) & her mother.
Aunt Ivy rang back after Sylvia had gone to chat to me. Such tact.

Second call, my favourite uncle and oldest living relative Arthur.
Arthur gave me the number of his chiropodist the unfortunately named Mr Joseph Lockyer. Arthur couldn’t remember the great singer of the same name, and hours later as I type this now, I am inclined to think I was wrong. Arthur made the marvellous discovery of a former shipmate from the war years actually living in Shirley.

Third call, my dear friend and also an octogenarian, Hilda who was momentarily indisposed and I left a message of good cheer and concern that I hadn’t seen her lately. When she returned the call, Gill had a nice chat to her.

Fourth call, my old chums , brothers Gerald and Arthur, fast approaching their 80s too. Gerald said Arthur was too frail to do much these days and their beloved garden was fast being taken over by weeds. I listened to their plight with concern , it would have been churlish to share my recent woes, heart attract, double pneumonia and shingles with them. Never mind, they were pleased that someone cared enough to ring them.
The post arrived, mid afternoon, with the second of my new magazine subscriptions and I put it The Oldie with yesterdays arrival Saga . An article about my boyhood hero Terry Thomas reminded me to start sending of a few letters starring with my monologue “ I have Parkinson’s” which contains a tribute to him.
Helen rang.
BT rang hoping to entice me into another expensive contract. No way. Its Virgin for me. £30 total, and less than half BT’s offer.
Mum rang.


I meant to do more.
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05-12-2014, 10:13 AM
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I Meant to do more

I think the dear ‘home’ is a calling
As I look at the mess all around
The dishes are still in my old tea stained sink
And the paper is peeling I’ve found

The greenhouse has turned sort of mouldy
And the plants have all faded away
The grass needs a cut but I can’t give a f..k!
And the blue carpet has turned sort of grey!

From the new neighbours not heard a soul whisper
But their cat is digging me beds
Now where did I put dads old gun, wouldn’t it be sort of fun
To blow that old moggy away!

I gave up all daily dusting
Cos it all just keeps coming back
I thought of taking up yoga
But arthritis has crippled me back

I thought of seeing the doctor
But he is older than I
What’s the point of consulting an octogenarian pumpkin
I may as well keep taking the brandy and die!

What’s the moral of this sadly saga
Not sure if there is one at all
Just keep smoking the weed, and reality will recede
And you won’t even hear the archangels call!!

Inspired by RJ as usual with a bit of poetic license!

Am I banned??
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05-12-2014, 12:47 PM
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A delightful romp, Gumbud, dear boy.
Banned (as Lady Bracknell "a HANDBAG")

WTF certainly not
I have a mind to reveal my darkest thoughts, unleashing therm on a gentle group of over 50s


Don't try to stop me...

I have posted on GENERAL CHAT re. cleaning
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11-12-2014, 11:28 PM
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“Off with their heads”, the Parisians said.
“Let them eat cake” twas a grave mistake
Centuries apart, still wrong from the start
Modern MPs, as detached as can be
Have no idea of the hardships so near
Loads of food banks, received with deep thanks
Payday loans ,speak in lowered tones
Loss of work, branded a shirk
What a mess, redress, redress
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11-12-2014, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ben-varrey ->
The Brook

I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern, to bicker down a valley.
By thirty hills I hurry down, or slip between the ridges
By twenty thorps, a little town, and half a hundred bridges.
Till last by Philip's farm I flow to join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever.
I chatter over stony ways, in little sharps and trebles
I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles.
With many a curve my banks I fret by many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set with willow-weed and mallow.
I chatter, chatter as I flow to join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever.
I wind about and in and out, with here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout, and there and there a grayling.
And here and there a foamy flake upon me, as I travel
With many a silvery waterbreak above the golden gravel.
And draw them all along and flow to join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever.
I steal by lawns and grassy plots, I slide by hazel covers;
I move the sweet forget-me-nots that grow for happy lovers.
I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance, among my skimming swallows;
I make the netted sunbeams dance against my sandy shallows.
I murmur under moon and stars in brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars; I loiter round my cresses.
And out again I curve and flow to join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever.

by: Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

I learned this at school and, for some reason, it struck a chord and I never forgot it. As I've said, it is now framed and hangs on a wall in my hall.
Brilliant
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12-12-2014, 01:33 AM
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Ah the master himself - we dock our caps in honor and humbleness!
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12-12-2014, 10:40 AM
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So you should when your greatest contribution to the arts is Kevin "bloody" Wilson.
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Originally Posted by dukeofearl ->
So you should when your greatest contribution to the arts is Kevin "bloody" Wilson.
Thats rather mean dukeofearl.
What about SKIPPY?
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and some of the oldest rock paintings in the world
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