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  1. Born in Mansfield. Lived and married near Nottingham until moving to Canada 1970. Lived in Alberta from 1975 to 2000. Got back to Nottingham for a few visits. Still miss Alberta and the prairies. Welcome to NS. Hope we hear more from you.
  2. Re. DJs post. Good point, did we own them or borrow them? I think we were too poor to own any, except the odd Rupert for me. So we used the library a lot.
  3. Out of curiosity I Googled that Boy Electrician. Amazingly it is still in print and avaiable on Amazon. Now over 100 years old. The reviews were all favorable with the exception of one or two 'elf and safety concerns. I enjoyed reading them. looks like I hit on a good book 67 or so years ago.
  4. First book, Can't remember for sure. Rupert Annuals, I think. Both my parents were avid readers and took regular trips to the Carlton library. I got my own library card early and went with me mam. Once there I headed for the chilren's section. First books I got were the 'William' stories by Richmal Crompton. He was a 'orrible kid, and I laughed at his antics for hours. For none fiction I picked up a book called 'The Boy Electrician' it told you how to make a Tesla coil. ( very high voltages) and how to connect up an x ray tube to see the bones in your hands. Wouldnt be allowed in thes
  5. One of the nurses at the surgeons office told me she'd be in the operating room and she'd hold my hand. She was in the O R, even said Hi! then they knocked me out so quick she never had chance. Probably thought I should have been at the vet's. Lol.
  6. Things have really changed. I was in and out within 5 hours. They just drill three holes in yer. Shove a camera in and fixit. Less agro tnan a dentist visit. Nurses weren't wearing uniforms either.
  7. Didn't think we could get one when we were that young. Were you in the hospital for long Ben?
  8. Thanks guys. Yer learn summat every day. I guess they didn't have such things when I worra pup.
  9. Thunderstorm woke me at 3 a.m. Had to get up because Jake gets all upset at thunder. Got back to bed at 4 but my nights sleep was broken. Feel like a wet rag this after noon. None forecast for tonight anyway. Joys of dog ownership!
  10. What makes the noise? Some kind of shot, or some electronic gizmo? I don't think I've ever heard one.
  11. Yes it was a bit bloodthirsty KJ but that was the only way I ever heard it growing up. Don't suppose being turned upside down is very pleasant for a lady either.
  12. Knees up muvver Brahn Knees up muvver Brahn Under the table you must go Eee eye. Eee eye. Eee eye oh! If I catch you bending I,ll chop yer legs right off Knees up knees up Never get the breeze up Knees up muvver Brahn. An' a din't Google it.
  13. I never got on FB. I try and avoid keyboard fights because they just spoil friendships and don't really prove anything.
  14. Some ladies are good at that. Late wife was a bit like that. A delightfully feminine lady. I never felt hen pecked and I don't think I was. She was always open to discussion and other ideas. I was just happy to please her. Made for a happy marriage.
  15. I bet Maude's keeping him in line.