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Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Yesteryear

I met Velda in the 1950's and she was in the Girl Guides, yes I was a sucker for uniforms even then, at the time we played records on wind-up portable record players ( size of a small suitcase really) and the records were 78rpm about 12" across.

One of my favourites at the time was Sammy Davis Jr singing " Because of you" and it had him taking off singers on one side and actors on the other.
This 78 got broken over the years and I'd never been able to replace it, and then I bought an I-Pod and there it was in I-Tunes store,which I promptly bought.
The video below is one of his stage shows and its not so good as he tells you who he's taking off, but I hope you like it.
 My sentiments are still the same as then,  along with Dean Martin singing "How do you speak to an angel"  and Al Martino singing "On the street where you live". They don't write them like that these days do they, AND you can hear every word.




Velda was sat up doing a crossword yesterday evening, its been on her bedside table from the first day in The Christie and she's not looked at it, so it was a surprise to see her doing it last night and she had some Tapioca pudding I'd brought in , Frog spawn we used to call it at school, still looks like it, but if it slides down who's worrying, been stood up with the aid of a zimmer frame as well (her not the Tapioca) , so things are looking good.
The sickly feeling from the chemo isn't too bad she said, after enduring the weeks of pain and vomiting.

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A business woman explained to her doctor that she had an unusual complaint . She was always breaking wind, at board meetings, during interviews, in lifts,on the tram,It was impossible to control.
"But at least I am fortunate in two respects" she told the doctor, "they neither smell or make a noise. In fact you will be surprised to know its happened twice since I've been here.
The doctor reached for his notebook and scribbled a prescription and handed it to her
She read it "What? Nasal drops" she queried.
"Yes said the doctor "we'll fix your nose first then we'll have a go at your hearing

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Another woman goes with the same problem to see the same doctor and the Doc listens to a few blow off's that register 6.2 on the Richter scale then asked her to lower her bloomers and hop up onto the couch
She is alarmed when he reaches for a long pole with a hook on the end.
"Goodness, what are you going to do with that" she said
"First its necessary to open some of these skylights " he replied 

Boom Boom 

That's all folks


4 comments:

  1. Another nice blog, Duckie

    We like the old records too

    Bob

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  2. You mean your old softies like us!!
    Those were the days,when you could only afford to go out in the evenings window shopping because you couldn't afford to buy anything anyway, can't do that these days with everywhere looking like Beirut with shuttering everywhere

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  3. Progress is getting better by the day Peter. Velda will be so pleased to be back on her feet.

    Lesley

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  4. Perhaps not long before she is home now, off all the drips,so its only the walking now

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