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  1. 14 points
    Senior citizens are constantly being criticised for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others. However,upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took: - The melody out of music, The pride out of appearance, The courtesy out of driving, The romance out of love, The commitment out of marriage, The responsibility out of parenthood, The togetherness out of the family, The learning out of education, The service out of patriotism, The Golden Rule from rulers, The nativity scene out of cities, The civility out of behavior, The refinement out of language, The dedication out of employment, The prudence out of spending, The ambition out of achievement or God out of government and school. And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!! And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country. Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts! YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN! I'm the life of the party..... Even if it lasts until 8 p.m. I'm very good at opening childproof caps..... With a hammer. I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up. I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying. I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere. I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg. I'm beginning to realise that aging is not for wimps. Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life! Spread the laughter - Share the cheer - Let's be happy - While we're here. ________________________________________
  2. 10 points
    Another episode. The road on the left is Friar Lane; the entrance to the Castle is in the bottom left corner. The road in the centre-right is Castle Gate, and if you follow it along you come to the still-standing M & S building (white building in the centre-right). Most of the buildings in the lower half were demolished for Maid Marian Way. Market Sq http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14584&hl Shakespeare St http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14599&hl Parliament St http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14651 Wollaton http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14687 Mount St http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14705 Daybrook http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14780 Basford http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14973 Broad Marsh Canal Street http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=15170
  3. 4 points
    In our day everyone who was able worked for a living. These days many just put out their hands and say "Give!" We seniors owe no-one anything; we have all paid into the tax system for 50 years and all paid our NI contributions. What is this new fangled idea that we owe folk simply because they exist?
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    Good post Trevor, like most of us on here I assume, I am SOOO angry that we are now being classed as the evil ones who have stolen the life from everyone under 30. When we were in our teens we were being blamed for all that was wrong in society, and now in my dotage I am still reviled, just take the recent rantings of the Taxpayers Alliance as an example.
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    Finally decided to join in after bimbling around on this great site, learning so much about the history of our county town, in older times, within living memory and current day and to see if I can contribute to what is a great social history site. I came from a pit village in north Notts and never lived in Nottingham itself, but was a regular visitor to see the Reds and enjoy the nightlife. I worked at COD Chilwell for a while. Emigrated to Oz 40 years ago and still get back occasionally to see the good and bad of what the city, towns and villages in Nottinghamshire have become. Thanks to google street view and the web I can still visit the Queen of the Midlands and the rest of the county when ever I want to.
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    If you want to try and get the message across to any youngsters today, you'd could send it to them on a text message. They'd read it whilst walking along crashing into people.
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    Some trivia information, Charles Frederick Shaw (1878-1959), a Nottingham man took Britain's first aerial photograph on September 30th 1910. He used a bulky plate camera and went up in a Farman biplane. The first press photographer to be employed by the Nottingham Guardian in the early part of the 20th Century. He and his wife Hessie (nee Gamble) lived in Park Ravine, The Park. In 1930 he left the Nottingham Guardian and wrote the Newsman's Notebook in the Nottingham Evening News under the pen name of The Scribe. He died in August 1959
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    TCP as a gargle for sore throats Vicks Vapo Rub for a blocked nose. Still hate the smell Calamine Lotion for sunburn or any type of stings
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    I quite like Jamie Oliver, we have a couple of his restaurants here in oz, and in Perth it's one of my daughters favorites. I've never been mind you but from reports the food is excellent and reasonably priced. My wife buys Jamies Cumberland pork sausage from our Woolies supemarket here, and they are excellent, some of his other offerings are good too. He must now be a very wealthy young bloke so must have done something right. And as for not being a proper chef, well give me his offerings anyday to some of these so called top chefs, god the plates often looks half empty with some of their concoctions. Give me good down to earth quality food anyday.
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    Hi folks The building in which Jamie's Italian is situate used to be the offices of Warren and Allen, solicitors (long since defunct). The Paul Smith Building is listed, which I'm sure many round there are. It used to be the offices of Freeth, Cartwright & Sketchley (now Freeths on Mount Street). I believe that building was originally the town house of Lord and Lady Willoughby who owned Wollaton Hall. It is supposed to be haunted, although I never encountered anything abnormal (although there were a few oddballs working there ) There is still a garden behind the 2 buildings and at the end of that is an old air-raid shelter & cave which is very interesting. Hope this helps.
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    Following an idea I got from our KatyJay, I built this somewhat odd looking and probably squirrel-proof bird feeder this week. Anyone else have an unusual feeder?
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    #31 That brought back memories, the photograph of the Rediffusion Shop. Many happy hours spent downstairs buying/listening/ordering records. It use to be like a social gathering, all mods together and never any trouble. I remember ordering 45 vinyl record Boogaloo Party by The Flamingos which took ages to arrive....but well worth it and still stored on my juke box
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    "Strange woman sighted standing in stream in Helicopter Park, frantically waving at houses on other side of park". Perhaps I won't, Rob, don't want to be 'taken away' !! 😳
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    Looks like you have to take your own chicken at the Creamy Inn.
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    My "puter" through a wobbly this morning, kept refusing me permission to boot software programs up....Who do these computers think they are??? I'm the friggin boss, not it, it's my slave.
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    Margie, That stream still exists. I should know considering the number of times our dog paddles in it! It's in the open when it goes through Arno Vale park (now nicknamed Helicopter park due to the kids play area) then piped as it goes through Arno Vale school grounds, reemerging in back gardens. Dropped pin near Arno Vale Recreation Ground, Nottingham NG5 https://goo.gl/maps/9Qre65fv6xk
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    Yes the cheques / checks thing is a Brit/US English thing along with color vs colour, center vs centre and many others I can't even think of just now. I tend to use spelling based on who I'm writing to, but I often forget to.
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    I went on a first date with this lad I had fancied for ages to The Classic, misunderstood the type of film showing, it was something like the Karma Sutra Rides Again which I took as Hiroshima and thought it was about the war. Knowing said object of my desire liked war films I suggested we see this one. Imagine my embarrassment when I realised I was the only female in there and the rest really were of the dirty mac brigade...........
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    Trevor S. #66 When in my 20s I lived near an elderly lady who was an ex nurse.One day I told her I had a really painful shoulder,'come in ' she said ,sit down while I put the iron on.I thought Ey up,what's she up to.She put some thick brown paper over my shoulder and ironed it,and bugger me it worked.
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    #9. I worked at Harlow Wood hospital from September 1960 till 1963, living-in there from early 1961. I suppose that was before your time (most people on here are a bit younger than me!). But once you get beyond a certain age, the difference in years isn't quite as apparent anyway - at least that's what I reckon!!
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    Looking at the images in this thread there is a distinct lack of teenage faces of regular female posters. Where are the pics of Hippo Girl and LizzieM in the clubs?. And what about carnie and SueB giggling in Gedling? We know what MargieH and Babs looked like, but a gleg at Blondie et al wouldn't go amiss.
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    Just posting to agree. I couldn't have said it any better than you folks already have.
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    Mostly debit now, and pay utilities etc online. Always use cash in restaurants. I don't like to let my credit card out of my sight. Don't like to carry a lot of cash though. Rarely ever more than $100. Still pay insurance companies by check. I like a cancelled check as proof I paid their premiums.
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    So far that is definitely my favourite aerial photo Cliff Ton.
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    Yes flowers of arnica for bruises, used to use that and i did seem to be effective too ! you can still get it at herbalists.
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    I remember when I was little we always had Witch Hazel and Arnica in the medicine cupboard for bringing out bruises.
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    I remember going to Meadow Lane with my dad in the 50's to watch a Notts County reserves game and getting a strong waft of wintergreen as the players came out the tunnel. When I worked at Boots in the late 60's there was a big bottle of it in the stores labelled with it's chemical name, methyl salicylate. It's in Listerine mouthwash, Root beer (which MacDonalds used to sell) and Germoline of course. For muscle aches and pains my dad used to swear by Goddards Embrocation which was a cream coloured oily concoction which smelled of turpentine. I don't think anyone's mentioned Zam-Buk. It was a green ointment similar to Germoline.
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    There are many plants that flower in Autumn but my favourite is the Monk's Hood (Aconitum napellus). Some years ago I scrounged a few roots from a house on the road between Wick and Thurso. I just went up to the door and asked for a piece of root and they said "Help yourself." Gardeners rule ok! Anyway, here is a flower head from my Monk's Hood, currently in full bloom:
  29. 1 point
    I can see Jamie Oliver's garden from where I am in London !!!LOL
  30. 1 point
    Margie, take a look at this. It's where you mention, and the lady in this Streetview image is crossing a small concrete bridge. Looking at a few old maps. that seems to be where your stream was, although now it's just a dried up trench. A bit of zooming around here and you can follow it for quite a way. https://goo.gl/maps/6bQR8Vek8m42
  31. 1 point
    Some Brill puns here folk, but we seem to have Skate`d over the original question.
  32. 1 point
    Stupid jokes!!! I shall switch off my herring aid. Contributers should know their plaice!
  33. 1 point
    The best thing for tennis elbow is a couple of backhands.
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    If you do that when you're in the doctors waiting room everybody thinks you're barmy.
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    The Conger you go on about this the more she is going to Hake you.
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    It's National Poetry Day today, so here goes: The Seasons Spring is here and life awakes, Up sprout the bud, unfreeze the lake. Flowers yawn from hibernation, Growing with determination. Soon the rains promote more life, Root and branch, expansion rife. Summer's warmth to all is welcome, Enjoy it now, next stop is autumn. Garden's glories to us proclaim, Nature's gifts, not all the same. Flowers abound with different hue, Expansive vistas, ours to view. The evening's cool, warns us of change, And autumn glows are now in range. Soon the turn of leaf to mellow, And colours that are red and yellow. Leaf and fruit descend to ground, And harvest crops so much abound. Then winter's coat to us will tender, Its crystal glory in all its splendour. The leafless trees, so stark they stand, Awaiting warmth that they demand. Life slows down, the cycle done, Darkened days await the sun.
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    There exists a truly horrific photo of me in my balaclava and NHS glasses, with my late sister in her NHS glasses, being rather too closely hugged by a very iffy looking Co-op Santa. I've done all I can to suppress it.. but it could appear anytime. Meanwhile, here we are in June '55, safe from the clutches of Santa.
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    Co-op Santa Christmas 1971, with our not-so-happy daughter and her best friend Mow.
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    My parents had two Boxers, both named Kim. They were the most wonderful pets you could ever wish for. They had a wonderful nature and you could torment their eyes out and they just loved it. Like nonnaB I used to torment Kim No.2 by flaunting food right in front of his face and making slurping noises. Pretty soon he would start to whimper and then the saliva would start, leading to big bubbles and candles of saliva hanging down. Of course I let him have the food, and he knew it he was going to get it. When dad died I used to go the mam's every Saturday afternoon. As I walked down the path Kim would be looking through the window waiting for me - he knew when I would arrive, and on seeing me would go balmy. The things I could tell you about those dogs. They both had wonderful lives but both had to be put down when they were about ten or eleven; Boxers do not seem to live a long life.
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    I put these together for a book 'wot i rote', makes you think when your lifes compressed into 15 photo's!
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    Me and one of my Vespa's back in the mid 60s,outside my old buddy 'Mick Adams' place on Sandhurst RD Bulwell.
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    Lancaster bomber tailgunner "Tail End Charlie" Reg Smith. Born C1922 - Died 2011 Right: Pictured during World War two as a young lad Left: Pictured in 2010 alongside the tail gun in the type of aircraft that flew him over 30 sorties over Germany and Europe.
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    Clifton Nottm 1966,old 35mm neg.
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    Tode ya we was poor, this is me and my mate dressed up for a night out! Actually it was a tramps supper fancy dress party, me on the left, aged about 19.
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    My Dad RCAF Tail Gunner on right near Wigsley or Ossington Nottinghamshire in WWII.
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    Girls...fences...photograph. Not a good idea..
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