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Re: End of Lent Term - another Post Mortem

Post by Ajarn Philip » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:14 pm

Another lovely post!
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Post by lonelymom » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:45 pm

'Wow!' gma, that was lovely to read.
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Post by Mid A 15 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:59 pm

As others have said great post Gerrie!
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Post by gma » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:41 pm

Thanks, comments are appreciated, as is the restraint you all showed when viewing my spelling and/or typing!! :roll:
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Post by blondie95 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:26 pm

that was a lovely post which i think sums up what most people think of CH being and shows that even though there are tough times there are lots of positives.

Also your spelling was no where near as bad as mine
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Post by Momto2 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:33 pm

Oh Gerrie, that is just the nicest post; it truly is :)

Thank you for putting all that in words - when there is so much negativity it gives us current parents a great deal of comfort to read such positive comments about CH!

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Post by J.R. » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:35 pm

huggermugger wrote:
J.R. wrote:Could I have a beer instead ?? :drinkers:
Only if you do it in a responsible way without endangering your health, or those of others around you, & you keep strictly within your weekly limits, JR :wink:
I decided on being forced into unwanted premature retirement that I was going to grow old DISgracefully.....

As the plays title suggests, 'Who's Life Is It Anyway ?'

My young GP and I have an understanding. He tells me whats wrong and how to deal with it. He daren't cricisise my lifestyle.

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Post by sejintenej » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:36 pm

J.R. wrote:
huggermugger wrote:
J.R. wrote:Could I have a beer instead ?? :drinkers:
Only if you do it in a responsible way without endangering your health, or those of others around you, & you keep strictly within your weekly limits, JR :wink:
I decided on being forced into unwanted premature retirement that I was going to grow old DISgracefully.....
As the plays title suggests, 'Who's Life Is It Anyway ?'
My young GP and I have an understanding. He tells me whats wrong and how to deal with it. He daren't cricisise my lifestyle.
To heck with weekly limits - that 40 units a week is a minimum - right?
Poor JR - young male GP - my specialist #2 is young, dark haired and goes under the name of Miss Altmann** - definitely not good for the BP when you are under her. Her attitude is to try to keep me going until the next time.
To give her her professional dues, she is good, very good at what she does.

(OK so you learned German - even her boss, Mr Chen does not understand the oddity that she is, though far from odd in some ways).

I also was forced into untimly retirement - twice, so I'm going to enjoy it or, as Paul Anka wrote, I do it my way.
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Post by huggermugger » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:38 am

Momto2 wrote:Oh Gerrie, that is just the nicest post; it truly is :)

Thank you for putting all that in words - when there is so much negativity it gives us current parents a great deal of comfort to read such positive comments about CH!

x
Amen to that... and to continue the alcohol theme - Cheers.

GR - I love your Mum's idea about gathering everything together in one box. One I'm immediately going to copy! I think it's so easy to concentrate on the big, dramatic things (good or bad) in the past & the present but so often it's the small things, that get overlooked so easily, & are what actually keep you going & in the end mean the most. The big stuff is what sticks in your head but the everyday bits are so important. Don't know if I've expressed that very clearly but I know what I mean!

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Post by gma » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:37 am

I know what you mean too! Even if DS doesn't want it now, his first serious girlfiend will love it and so will you when it comes to the wedding speeches! (Sorry, don't mean to speed his life up here!)

My Mum recently culled the photo and memory box for my brothers and I; I received some hideous monstrosity of a pot done in a vile bronze glaze that I created 'just for you Mum' when I was about 12 and picture of me as Henry V111, (hmmmmm!) But it did conjure up some fab memories of the mess we used to make throwing pots in the Art School and the fun we used have scurrying around under the stage at Hertford trying ridiculous costumes on and popping up to recite lines and then disappearing back down there again!

Mum always called them her Memory Boxes and they truly are! Good luck with yours! :D
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Post by sejintenej » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:30 pm

Not having experienced it the idea ofd such a memory box sends mixed symbols to me. I do have a tiny case of press cuttings about my parents - possibly 20 items in all though the one item (there could be a second associated one) I would treasure is missing.

However SWMBO's family have a custom for the person's 40th birthday. They are presented with a large collage covering their life to date.
Mine includes winning a fancy dress contest at age 2? with the press cutting, abseiling in scout uniform close to CH, climbing in the Cuillins (CH scouts again!), working in Norway with the press cuttings, handling an octopus and various family photos - SWMBO was even able to find probably the only photo in existance of my father and I (I have a press photo of him in my box). It's a bit embarrasssing really but fortunately nobody reading this will ever see it.
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Post by gma » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:00 pm

It's a bit embarrasssing really but fortunately nobody reading this will ever see it
What? Not even if we begged SWMBO? :lol:
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Post by sejintenej » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:15 pm

gma wrote:
It's a bit embarrasssing really but fortunately nobody reading this will ever see it
What? Not even if we begged SWMBO? :lol:
1. the collage must be about 30 inches by 24 so it's a big big to carry round.

2. It wasn't you who was so complimentary to her after Hertford (I did show her the post but she doesn't know about this forum)

3. you wouldn't know what is what! even my children haven't really looked at it let alone asked any questions.

My daughter does ask about my family but knows very very little; only selected press cuttings when he was injured and died. However, something of a shock, she found a portrait of "me" in the public gallery in Orleans; given the names it has to be a relative but I have no idea which / who. It is simply entitled "The Irishman".
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Post by gma » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:27 pm

This is all getting very 'Ian Fleming', I think I shall Google you and yours!! :D
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Post by sejintenej » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:27 pm

gma wrote:This is all getting very 'Ian Fleming', I think I shall Google you and yours!! :D
ROFL. I like an optimist!!
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