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  1. Margie is right. I keep popping in to see how you all are. Thankyou all so much for your posts. I'm afraid we are not very well the pair of us. This must be the 'Long Covid' that we hear about because we seem to make an improvement and then drop right back again. Which is where we are now. I have had to go back to bed and Chris is downstairs horizontal on the sofa. I like the peace and quiet , and he likes to be where the tele is. We will eventually get over this but for now we have no energy or umph between us. First thing on my day and last thing at night, I check yo
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  2. Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in so many ways that i never imagined.....the last two years i have changed from very outgoing to very insular.....many things i used to take for granted (that we all do ) i can no longer do,,,and its simple things like making quick remarks that lead to nice conversations with friends and strangers alike.......plus physically i cant do the things i did before ,like lifting,,,can't drive on long journ
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  3. Heaven is a nicer place this morning.....my Mother-in law' passed away a few hours ago,,,God bless you my lovely Rita.......... She really was a special lady,,we never had a wrong word and were always laughing.........She lived in Peterborough and my Wife was with her ,,, Edit.........Rita would love a like.....x
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  4. Some superheroes don't wear capes, they wear medals, what a legend, I salute you Sir.
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  5. I really wish that more people were afraid. For their own safety. I don't think anyone who hasn't witnessed in reality a person down on their hands and knees gasping with a chest full of liquid trying to drown them with each breath they take, can honestly not be scared. That was me, four weeks ago for nearly two weeks, and watching my husband carted off to hospital to be given oxygen, and having to go, frightened without me. The people who aren't frightened might just change their minds if they have to endure the very frightening reality of Covid 19. Five
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  6. On seeing q.8 in Marys pub quiz my mind went all the way back to a Monday early in March 1948, I was on demob leave after my 2 years Nat. Service and needed to go to the National Insurance Office on Derby Rd. to become a civilian again. First surprise of the day came when my father said he would take the day off work to ‘show’ me where it was? So off we walked along Meadow lane. to catch the 43 trolley bus along Arkwright St., Carrington St. Lister Gate Albert St. Wheeler Gate then the ‘dog leg round’ Queen Victoria’s statue then on up Chapel Bar onto Derby Rd. and our stop at the RC Cat
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  7. No idea what will come up when I submit post.?????? here goes. Two ode luvbods.
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  8. My Mother circa 1951..........enjoying Chicken leg,, on Sea wall in Rhyl Me and Grandad,,on way to watch Notts cricket Trent Bridge.........circa 1950 Me and my lovely Dad........Rhyl 1950 ish And again early morning walk on the Prom.............. Mam,,me,,Dad,, and uncle John who ive mentioned pre' a bit lol.........Skegness 1949 ish
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  9. Home at last been a long 5 days in Kings Mill thanks all for your support .meant a lot........lovely to be home...got to get fit again... missed my lovely woman who spoils me.....i dont deserve her...........
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  10. Had me cataract surgery done yesterday. Not a bad experience, but I'm running around like a one eyed pup, reading NS with right eye only due to patch over left eye. Get the patch off later. Looking forward to it. I can see light and shapes throught it. So the eye is still there.
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  11. All done and dusted Bridie sorted me out.......Gave my ego a boost as well...she asked me if i would be a volunteer and speak to new Laryngectomees on a regular basis....apparently there's been a big increase in people having the Operation i had...I would have to go for some training to make sure i give em the right information....... Told her i'd be honoured and delighted to help....it would also motivate me too to get some sort of life back....Since my OP I must admit ive suffered emotionally.so it would also benefit myself.....i'd love to help people who are g
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  12. Mam and Aunt Gwen...........Long row 1949,,edit......Carrington street.. Skegness 1946....cousin Doris,,Mam,,Me,, and GrandadS Skegness 1946,,,,with Mam and Dad,, ya like me POM-POMS?
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  13. benj, I have been sitting here trying to find some words of comfort for you, I really want to say something but my mind is playing dumb. Your post has made me feel so sad, to read that you are not feeling outgoing anymore. It must be very frustrating for you. Since the day you joined NS, you have been such a positive and enthusiastic member. You have tickled us all with your tales and positive attitude to life, and having met you, found you just the same in real life. It's easy for anyone to not realise the implications of your life changing operation, if never been
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  14. Am in total dismay at the human race. It's becoming more like Mad Max at the moment. This me me society we have created cares only about themselves: I'm alright Jack, the rest of you can fornicate off!. Why the supermarkets haven't stopped a lot of this nonesense is beyond me. They have the power to prevent this bulk buying. People limited to when they can shop, are finding they are unable to purchase what they require. Someone working 12 hrs in the NHS isn't able to shop as there's nothing left. Personally I think some of this is dow
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  15. Finding this thread so interesting I had to get my laptop to reply. Come on Invision, get your act together and fix your software. It was better before you 'upgraded' it than it is now. I may have said what I'm about to say on other threads if so please forgive. The old memory is not quite as good as it was. I nearly became a ten pound pom in the late 60s. I was all set to send in the letter when my late wife vetoed it. (More in a moment) I think the ten pound pom scheme was good, but I wonder if it was also a bit dangerous in that folks could sign up and go
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  16. Today is my 8th Nottstalgian Birthday. On 28th December 2012 I was bored and began googling the names of clubs etc that I used to frequent in my teens and early twenties and fell upon Nottstalgia. I've met some lovely members at get-togethers, renewed a friendship that went back to the early 1960s and it's been an interesting and informative 8 years where I've learned a lot about Nottingham that I never knew before ...... but I'm more bored this year than I've ever been. I want some normality and freedom, the chance to meet friends, go for a drink at the local, dine out, go to the theatr
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  17. Don't know which thread so chose this one ! Can't post a card or meet anyone, some I'll never meet, but I'm sending you all Best wishes for Christmas and Healthy New Year, from us both in Sussex.
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  18. Thankyou Lizzie. I keep popping in to NS throughout the day, but I'm afraid I haven't got any staying power at the moment, This virus has really knocked us about. I don't know if it our age but there is a lot more to it than we expected. Our daughter/granddaughter are both fine now, but we are far from it. Chris is now on antibiotics for chest infection. The coughs are horrendous, there is no let up day and night. We have no strength between us, can't even walk from one room to another without getting exhausted. We are just hoping for some improvement soon, it wou
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  19. Here it is. Take it away, Ben! His name was Ben - Oh! He was a grocer. He'd slice your bacon with a squeeze. Slap and tickle with your cheese! "Let's see your haslet. Don't tell me husband!" Those women queued down Denman Street...and it weren't for potted meat! But when the blinds came down Our Ben would hit the town. Loafers, Levis and liberty bodice, Oh, boy did he look sweet? Shop at Marsden's, Vernon's and Farrand's. Dots, Shirleys, Pams, Lizzies and Karens He's got crackling...under the cou
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  20. My day has ended with relief and a lot of emotion. I wasn't quite sure where to post this but finally decided here. A week last Saturday my husband came home from work with a high temperature. He'd been to the drs a couple of days before who diagnosed a possible urine infection which needed to be tested the following Monday but as my husband had this infection he rang the dr to explain about the high temperature. Dr gave advice what to do and he rang every few hours to check on his temperatures. This continued until Wednesday when finally he had to report it. We got a phone call from ASL
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  21. As a break from wallpapering, I decided to take down and clean all the picture frames on my landing/stairs/hallway. Since I'm a keen genealogist, these all contain images of my relatives and ancestors. There are 45 frames in all. I'm not doing those in other rooms until a later date. As I cleaned their faces and dusted them off, I thought about their lives. Spitfire pilot/bomber crew, dead at 25. Those in Army Uniform, WW1, killed in action aged anything from 19 to 27. 2 or 3 who escaped death on the front line, mown down by the 1918 flu epidemic. Great grandma Sarah, brain tumour
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  22. I'm a retired nurse and I'm proud to step up to the plate and join the emergency register of staff.
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  23. Ooooh Shhhugar managed to get Photoimage working, even if it is too big! Thank You everyone for your Good Wishes
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  24. Dear Fiends - sorry, Friends Well another bright, shiny day in paradise! And Happy Valentines Day! Thank you for all the cards, many of which would make a Bishop blush. Do Bishops blush? Or do they merely glow with a kind of celestial radiance? We need to know these things. Here I am again, looking out over the rain sodden, gale blown vista of Lyme Bay (actually I can’t see it unless I stand up – not something to be attempted lightly at my age – but I know it’s there. Unless the latest amber-warning gusts have swept it away) and tapping away o
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  25. Telephone call from Hospital this morning , covid test on husband is negative so he ready to go in for his op tomorrow
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  26. Well 3rd. try seems to have worked but as the saying goes "wine cannot be appreciated whilst the cork is in the bottle" I'd better see if it's true screen shot windows 7 Yes it's true so if it's not to late here's to a Happy &
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  27. By Request then.............. Like all other aspects of my Teen years,at Marsdens,loved doing deliverys to customers on the Granville with big Basket..no gears and hardwork up the hills of Bestwood estate........ This Particular friday morning i only had 4 deliverys to make...and they were some of my favourite customers....there boxes fitted easily into the Basket...... The first was Mrs Griffiths on Gainsford crescent..big family and lovely with it....... Morning Mrs Griffiths.. you ok ? Not bad Ben...you want a cuppa? Go on then,
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  28. G'mornin' ya'll Finally got on the laptop. The whole header of NS is only half there. Probably why I can't find the three dots. More positive notes. I am reading this without glasses! Had my second cataract surgery on Monday a.m. The difference is amazing. Everything is much clearer and brighter. Colours look like new. Gotta use drops for the next couple of weeks and see my own eye doctor on Monday for followup, but I can live with that. If your eye doctor ever recommends this surgery don't hesitate. It works great and is less uncomfortable than a visit t
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  29. Best wishes for a Happy Christmas to you all. Hope we all get the opportunity for our vaccines as soon as possible (That is for those who want them) Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2021. Thankyou all for your friendship again during the last year and for your well wishes during the last 6/7 weeks that Chris and I have at times felt very ill and frightened for our future. I will always look in at the beginning and end of my day, just to see what is happening with you all. Best Wishes Miducks.xxxxx
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  31. Emphasis on the 'Was'. mmmm. mmmm This Covid 19 hasn't taken my appetite away at all. Well not now we are recovering?
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  32. Thanks for enquiring Jill. We took him for a check up at the vet on Monday morning, even though he was quite a bit perkier by this time. His teeth are fine., as is his heart and there is no mass in his abdomen. He had lost quite a bit of weight but I presume that was because he hadn’t been eating. She gave him a painkiller and an anti nausea injection to see if they would help. We brought him home whereupon he ate a big piece of boiled fish and had a drink of rainwater (his favourite). So no idea what had been wrong with him. He’s fully back to normal now I’m pleased to say.
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  33. I could write a book on my poor eyesight and how it affected my life. 15 ops at the last count and waiting for another. When checked at the W'ton Eye Infirmary last week I was able to read the next to bottom line on the chart and half guessed the bottom line with my right eye. Amazing when considering that the eye was -24 myopic as a young man and had two detached retinas repaired and cataract removed! Retina in left eye is badly damaged. Can't see the chart! Next op will try to get some daylight into it to help my balance and awareness of surroundings. If I had been born a few years ear
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  34. This clique ( a small close-knit group of people who do not readily allow others to join them), is not actually a clique at all. What you find if you can be bothered to look is a group of people who share a common interest and you are welcome to join any of the myriad posts that are under comment and discussion. As the News of the World once boasted - All human life is here. Please leave any bad attitude at the door. Thank you
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  35. What a lovely lot you are,,,thank you for all your kind words...........getting ready to go into Bulwell...and you've made me put 'Anusol' on me Dentures instead of 'Polygrip''........lol
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  36. This photo was taken in August 1926 at Skegness. My mum and dad are on the left of the picture and are aged 25 and 24 respectively
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  37. What a good end to my day again. I have just witnessed all of my neighbours out in the front gardens all clapping, tinkling, banging pans and cheering for the NHS It really warms the cockles. Lovely feeling, hope I can settle down at beddy byes time. Big distant Hugs to all.
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  38. Excellent!! They and many other working folk trying to keep our world going deserve our praise. As I naively aspire to some kind of balance I am thinking that there should be a co-ordinated boo/raspberry/thumbs down for those who spent a decade wantonly slashing the NHS budget for ideological reasons, closing hospitals, A&E units, maternity wards, and walk-in centres . Also for demeaning and belittling overworked junior doctors, scrapping the NHS bursaries meaning new NHS nurses have to rack up tens of thousands in unpayable student debts; reducing over 10,000 NHS hospital bed
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  39. I was hanging my sheets out on the line this morning (taking advantage of the beautiful sunshine to dry them) My next door neighbours were having family fun in their garden, they have three children, and all the family were playing on the three 'Space Hoppers' that we gave to them when our G/daughter grew out of them, she will be 20 in Dec, so the hoppers have lasted well. I heard a little voice calling Chris (ME) through the hedge, and I was presented with a lovely painted rainbow with the message 'Stay Safe'.that had been made especially for us cos we are old. Aaaaah! It is now
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  40. This photo of me and my brother in about 1945 was hand tinted but it has faded quite a bit (like me )
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  41. I decided to have a go at self isolating, boredom didn't set in as i thought it would, just a bit confused why one box of 'Rice Crispies ' had 6743 and the other box had 6772 in it !!
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  42. I had a visit from my Granddaughter this morning and it was as usual the best thing to happen all day. She went on her way and a while after she had gone, I went for a piece of fruit from the table. Look at this little secret message that I found. Call me soppy, but I love that banana. Can't possibly eat it ..........can I?
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  43. Dear Hearts, How very kind some of you are. At least three kind postings have flooded in and I’m overwhelmed (do we know of anyone, anywhere that has ever been underwhelmed – and what is a whelm anyway?) with the encouragement and warmth of your responses. Perhaps it would help if I nailed my colours more firmly to the mast. Although I should add that I don’t always remember to separate my colours from my delicates (steady!) and whites. Of course this in turn produces some rather patchy dyeing on various garments, but with the added benefit of what would appear,
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  44. We have our up's, and we have our Down's, We have words, discussion, sometimes a little heated, but each time we go to a meetup, we are all best friends. WELL DO YOU KNOW YET WHOME I AM SPEAKING OF? Us nottsaligiaen's SO!!! Lets Raise our Glasses (some-thing-in them) to all of us Long may we all contiue to post and Meetup. A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL and Hopefull A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!! STAY SAFE ALL OF YOU xx
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  45. No sound but really good quality. Worth watching through. https://www.macearchive.org/films/nottingham-symphony
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  46. These posts demonstrate two very important facts. 1. We are all still here and able to read the posts here. 2. We are all still here and able to make posts on here. Long may that continue.
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  47. Apropos statues, the pulling down thereof, and the offence some people like to take (as mentioned in the joke thread) I would like to propose that every building associated with Thomas Forman, the printer, be razed to the ground and every plaque that has been erected in his honour be wrenched from the walls and thrown into the Trent. My grandmother was a dark-skinned lady. Her actual origins were never spoken of in her grandchildren’s presence and it was only when granddad let something slip that we realised that her parents had had difficulty making a living due to the “colour-bar
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  48. No visitors for me sadly. Just emerged from my hip replacement and I'm back amongst the living feeling great. Hope to be walking as soon as I can feel my legs!
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