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by LongGone
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Paul Newman RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

Re: Paul Newman RIP

Round here he will be mainly remembered for his philanthropic work. Just a few miles from here is the first of many Hole in the Wall camps for terminally ill children which was one of his first major contributions. Since then his Newman's Own food line has donated over $200 million to various charit...
by LongGone
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where NOT to stay
Replies: 38
Views: 4930

Re: Where NOT to stay and where NOT to drink

Received this via Facebook today: Guess I won't be drinking Starbucks anymore!! ! Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines t...
by LongGone
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 292708

Re: Jokes, please.....

Rene Descartes walks into a bar and the barman asks "would you like to try the house wine?" Descartes says "I think not": and disappears
by LongGone
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Whole Holiday
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

Whole Holiday

There used to be what struck me as a very bizarre practice. While we were generally not allowed off school grounds, especially in the first few years, once a year we were forced to spend the entire day away from school. After breakfast we were provided an indescribable boxed lunch and then had to be...
by LongGone
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF STORIES/INSPECTIONS/CAMPS
Replies: 60
Views: 11242

Re: CCF STORIES/INSPECTIONS/CAMPS

I guess he must be after my time at Horsham. Name doesn't ring a bell. My nemesis was Sgt-Major Mutter whose eyes were sunk so deep in his head that you couldn't tell where he was looking. His first words were "Because you are officers in training, I will address you as 'Sir'. Because I am her...
by LongGone
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Pedant's Revolt
Replies: 475
Views: 41739

Re: The Pedant's Revolt

The two errors that annoy me most are: 1) would OF. It's would HAVE. HAVE. HAVE. Do you hear me?!! HAVE!!!!! 2) different TO. It's different FROM, and similar TO. :evil: Things cannot be different TO anything! The other mistake (usually committed by footballers after a match) is when the first thin...
by LongGone
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: First Day.....Last Day
Replies: 89
Views: 18944

Re: First Day.....Last Day

Welcome to the forum LongGone.

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54-61. During the transition period from medieval to relatively modern. I left before the reorganization of the houses and the arrival of -gasp- girls!
by LongGone
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Silly things you did at school that could have killed you
Replies: 77
Views: 17797

Re: Not quite blowing up a flat....

but my trusty companion in mischief, Frazer Mare, did bring in a couple of shotgun cartridges he found in his Grandad's attic. When i look back on the incidents that followed i do cringe just thinking about how wrong it all could have gone but pouring out and lighting the gun powder on back ash did...
by LongGone
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: First Day.....Last Day
Replies: 89
Views: 18944

Re: First Day.....Last Day

My first day my family accompanied me on the train, an old steam locomotive that produced prodigious quantities of very black smoke (the Sharpenhurst flyer?). There was one other new pupil on the train with us and I felt very superior because he cried the whole journey, and I didn't. When we got to ...
by LongGone
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 238
Views: 72490

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[quote="J.R."]I seem to remember 'Killer' Fry had quite a glowing military record. Could that have had anything to do with it ? I seemed to remember he held quite a high decoration. Yes: won the MC, I believe in Burma. We always called him "Dick", I don't remember 'Killer" a...