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  1. Nonna. We will be in Messina, Sicily for the day in September. Do you know it, any recommendations of what to see?
  2. I don't think folks in my youth, had many changes of clothes. I know my dad didn't, and if it was warmer, he left off his jacket and rolled up his sleeves. Same thing when we went in holiday. Looking at the photos you see of parents and kids walking along the seafront, mum may have a short sleeved dress on, but dad was still in his suit.
  3. My mother in law taught me a trick to opening a jar lid that refused to budge. Give the side of the lid a quick whack with a rolling pin, and you can hear the vacuum release. Lid turns after that. As for loaded fries, perhaps covered in melted cheese and chopped crispy bacon?
  4. Sorry, can't help you there BK. I only ever went in G & S once. It was not a shop I could afford on my measly wages, plus I wanted cheap trendy clothing, as you did during the 60's. But before I married, I toyed with the idea of renting a wedding dress. It was about £20 to do this. So I decided before renting to look in Griffin's at their selection. Found one I liked at the princely sum of £22. Not a bad price even in those days.
  5. Maybe you could get them on prescription!
  6. Perhaps he's Irish, in that case it would be O'Leary!
  7. Hi Dave. Trevor Stainforth thinks he remembers you and asks if you rode your bike to school every day? Sometimes behind the school bus!
  8. Trevor S doesn't post any longer but I will tell him about you.
  9. Ah, but did he deliver groceries on a bike?
  10. AG. A similar thing happened to me. In 1993 we went to NYC for the first time. Among many things we did, one was to visit Ellis Island. I had a great aunt emigrate to the U.S. in the 20's. My only living aunt had told Chulla and I, that aunt Alice came over here in 1927. Ellis Island was closed by then. After much research later on, we discovered Alice came over in 1923 and went through Ellis Island. I then sent for all her paperwork from there. But, as much as I had enjoyed touring the place, I would have looked at it through different eyes if I had known she had been in those same building
  11. Lovely. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DjQY_QL_wvQU&ved=2ahUKEwjf2dTpooj2AhWgIEQIHWCdAUc4ChDFrwF6BAgGEAE&usg=AOvVaw3Y6cziInn0iE4GadIOpLbB
  12. OK. The postgirl brings mail to my mailbox. I suppose you could call that surface mail! No international surface mail I should have said. Picky lot! Ha ha.
  13. I got an email yesterday from a friend in Cheshire saying our Christmas card arrived that day. I mailed it Dec 12 so it took 60 days. We don't have surface mail here, but that seems to be how it travelled. He said it should have been a Valentine card! If it did go airmail it must have been by pigeon.
  14. Ben, I really do wish you would write a book!
  15. Mrs B. I don't think there was a Carlton lido. The ones I remember are Carrington, Papplewick, Calverton, Highfields and my local one, Bulwell. (The only one I ever went to)