benjamin1945

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  1. Brilliant Will,,,...........think i'll just 'Mosey' on over...and get in line Dude''......
  2. Been following all things American on different u tube channels.........and obviously Music plays in a big part in all our lives,,,and last couple of days have been listening to ''''Blue Grass Music''' which i enjoy when in the mood.... It originates in the Appalachian mountains,,,love the Banjo's and the Dancing,,,all makes you think about the ''Hillbillies'' and the film 'Deliverance'' which i always enjoy,,,if you enjoy too Col. stick some on here please,,, I even purchased some actual '''Blue Grass'' plants,,which blend in well with the plants i have Potted this year,,,, '''ye igh folks'' How would you dress for Dancing to 'Blue Grass''..........gud ol boys?
  3. Not a dedicated follower of Fashion'''' Col ? To me whilst not following all the different shades of fashion,,,Music..Dance....... Fashion always made for the moment,,In my minds eye,,whatever music i'm listening to i visualize the clothes we were wearing.....from Elvis and Drainpipes to the Beatles Collarless Jackets and Winkle Pickers''.................Collars up ''a la Billy Fury'' to no ''Collars''of many.......all added to the great memories and Joy of our musical Magic years...........
  4. Took a Prescription into Kings Mill hospital for a neighbour yesterday,,something to do with his Cataract procedure he'd had a couple of days afore,,,anyway on the way out saw a nice Coffee establishment and just fancied an Espresso......'''Coffee made and handed to me''saw me getting cash out '''sorry Sir, only take Cards''' told her ''bleddy Stupid,i'll have to leave it then''' and went to walk away,,......whereupon she said ''you may as well have it anyway,,it will only get thrown away''' Nearly ordered a Sandwich and cake as well,,,but thought she would get a bit Narked,,,,i don't use a Bank Card,,but looks like i'm going to be forced to,,,the World is becoming a very foreign place to me,,,would'nt even let me pay for Parking,,,whats that about ?,, Just watched 2 or 3 Adverts on theTelly....not a clue what they were selling,,its ok,,feel like a moan today....
  5. Sad to see a great Boxer Alan (boom boom) Minter,, has Passed away aged only 69,,,,,enjoyed him greatly in the 70s......no bragging,,no showing off,,just a good honest Boxer,,,who on his day i classed as great..........RIP Mr Minter
  6. Sorry to hear about Jack Lizzie,,, i love Dogs as much as Cats.........had my last Dog when i lived in Peterborough 40 years ago,,,my ex gave him away whilst i was away.........she followed soon after........
  7. Take it easy Col........get yesen right my friend......
  8. 49 YEARS AGO TODAY.................i was working for ABGibsons of Daybrook..........at about 5pm i got back to their office in Moxley West Midlands........where a note was on my desk,,,saying..............''Wife had 3 children in Ward one of Nottingham City Hospital''' Not quite accurate but close,,,he was very premature and weighed in at 2lb 2oz,,,today he lives in Newcastle OZ and weighs considerably more,,, Also on this day in 2003 i suffered a Heart Attack whilst hiking in the hills of Staffordshire,,,lucky for me they found me and took me to Hospital in Stoke-on - Trent,,where i stayed for a week................twas the same hospital where a few months afore Adam Faith died following his heart attack.... think i'll stop in today.....
  9. Just come on and whilst still half asleep switched computer on,,,saw PP on his bike and read his one line.........Cats never entered my mind........................its ok i'm awake now,,and taken my bright Collar off,,.....lol
  10. This 'Pandemic' is nothing compared to the one in the 1300s ''The Black Death'' (plague) when i think nearly a quarter of the Earths population was wiped out in less than ten years..........Mother Nature has a way of sorting us mere humans out....by comparism todays covid'' pales into insignificance........reckon we should sit tight while the Boffins find a cure,,,and in 2 or 3 years we will be going on holiday again like we used to,,.........No Masks....crowds of British drunks...and famous footballers,,fighting their way across Europe...and playing in front of crowds..(who do the same).......you sure you want Covid to end yet ?
  11. When we moved house some 40 years ago,,we had been feeding a Cat that lived down the road....She was obviously unhappy where she lived and spent a lot of time round ours....when we were preparing to move with the Van loaded,, she climbed in my car and sat in the back window,,and moved with us,,,clever cat ,,a she,who we named Tom,,we had her for many years,,, Jill,,, just looked for Cats Protection league,,nearest one is Derby...probably contact when this Covid thing quietens down.... Edit...........She was a lucky Cat was our Tom........even had a week in Mablethorpe in a chalet,with us....she just sat and slept by the door,,while we went out each day
  12. Still not got another Cat yet,,,but i've made friends with one who must live nearby............He's (think he) a beauty and comes on my Garden every day (probably to do the other) first couple of times we spotted each other he just looked and strolled off,,,but now he walks up to me and gives me a ''Fuss'',,,sometimes sits next to me on my 'Bench'...........Most of my Cats over the years have been strays that chose us to live with,,,been hoping he'd say he wants to move in'' but can tell he's too well looked after,,, Not paying some silly price for a cat,,seen some at £200,,,want to give a stray'' a good home,,,but can't find one,,'Stray'' that is,, not home,, lol,, any advice Jill?
  13. Even i Made a set OZ.................Must have been late 50s,,,,,,Mam still used the Poker for Ornamental purposes right up to the 90s,,,think my brothers still got it......managed to make 3 things in Metalwork......the said Companion set,,a Rod rest and nicest of all a Brass ''Caddy spoon'''........I recall Mr Spears showing and telling us ''How to Titivate it'' causing youthful Giggles.....still got it somewhere,,,always makes me smile when i see it.....remembering my 1st ''Tittivation'' session................
  14. They were called ''Companion sets'' think we all had them.......................Edit.....sorry Red,,didnt realise it was one above,,
  15. Along with Brasso they also manufactured Silvo......did'nt have as much Silver as Brass,so sales were much less.........
  16. Two types Cliff..........one for silver one for Brass.........very popular in its day..........
  17. Morning Mrs Gorritt..........is this your Grandson young Affer ?........get your Granny one of those chairs Affer....good lad,,, Got your note in the letter-box this morning,,,Ham Hock,,Ounce of Yeast,,Camp Coffee,,Sunlight Soap,,Beetop Sauce,,Duraglit,,1/4 of Gorgonzola,,and half a pound of Pork Dripping.......all ready in one of our new Brown bags with string,,, 16/10.... Here you are Affer,,carry this for your Gran,,............
  18. You seem a lovely bloke BK ,,You deserve a lovely day........
  19. Not sure,,George street i think..........had some great times there Courting and Dancing......think the club was called 'Pathfinders' certain the football team was....i was 15 to 16 and it was the last time i saw many of my school class mates....again,very happy times...
  20. Missed you by a couple of years then Jill..................it was the Coop place on George street where i went to the youth club........again ran by Volunteers Mr and Mrs Pettit..............Mrs Pettit caught me kissing Sandra on the Fire escape.....(funny place to kiss a girl,i know) she threatened to bar me,,but gave me another chance,,,so i kissed her on the front steps....
  21. Coop,, Jill..,,..........and i really do miss it...........
  22. That photo gives my memory a shake,,,................Had several teeth knocked out in the Office.......Was attacked with a knife on the corner of St Mathias.......Stuggled with a bloke on Crutches on that Zebra crossing.......he almost won as well.........plus much more,,,happy days,,,,
  23. Yes Affer,,it was on a corner going up Carlton road on the left.......i was only there a few days,,the lady Manager had fell while window dressing,,,i remember clearing the mess up including the blood... Not sure but i think Cliff posted a photo of the shop........about 1962 when i was there,,the sign remained on the wall many years after Marsdens had departed the scene..........