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Can you remember when:
you didn't need to get up during the night for the loo;
could hear the grass grow;
had no need for glasses;
had endless energy and never felt tired;
when a piece and jam satisfied you;
when 40 was ancient;
when you had nothing to worry about in the world;
when your parents took the buck and not you;
when your skin was wrinkle-free;
when there were no TVs, computer, tablets, etc. etc.
when children played outside;
I could go on, but I'll let someone else add to the list.
As male all your limbs were supple, just one was always stiff
Now it´s the opposite!
I agree with everything you said....I have to tell you, I went to my Orthopaedic Surgeon to have a Cortisone shot in my left shoulder and he started listing my problems. You have had a fractured scull, broken all your eye sockets, both arms,left wrist, you have had back surgery and a steel rod installed. This has resulted in numbness in your right foot, also you had both knees replaced, now how do you feel???. I walk with a cane 80% of the time, other than that I am awfully well for the shape I am in.
Incidentally, Doreen and I along with our daughter Karen and her husband Bernie have booked to go home in August D.V.
Beano, I had a cortisone injection in my RIGHT shoulder last year. It helped. How on earth did you fracture your eye sockets? Don't forget to let me know as that's an interesting one. Beano, I would love to meet you and Doreen (not forgetting your daughter) if you do manage to get home in August. I'm really looking forward to that. You'll not recognise Lisburn now. How long since you were home? Keep posting.
It was only when I switched on my computer this evening that I realised today is the anniversary of my mother's death. I still miss her. I'm sure everyone feels the same about their parents.
This morning I was speaking to Pat on the phone. Can't remember how it came about but she told me something I had never known before. That is, that my father had visited the Taj Mahal during his time in India. Wee Joe saw a good deal of the world, more than I'll ever see, but in hard times.
take me with you please.
pray your well to enjoy it.
regards to you and Doreen.
Hi Gregg St.Boy,
Thanks for the good wishes.
love to Jean.
I fractured my eye sockets and skull when I fell down the stairs head first and hit my face against the door frame at the bottom. I don't remember a lot of what happened at that time as I was completely out. Needless to say I was an ugly looking sight for a few weeks.
As far as meeting up with you, I would like that, I will let you know what our plans are at a later date.
Beano I'm sure you had a bit of a shock falling down the stairs. You were lucky you didn't break your neck. .no more drink for you after that.
i was home for a month ''last august'' and enjoyed every minute good luck tom
According to the itinerary my nephew has planned out, we won't be in Lisburn that much, however that could change. I would like to meet up with Ann and Dominick and maybe Ted, strangers who have become my friends through this forum.
Good Morning Beano I am sure in won't be a problem for a get together during your stay here for a bit of craic ,and I am sure I speak for Ann & Dominic! Bring it on Kind Regards Ted
I admire your outlook on life, you have come through the Flint Mill, as my Grannie used to say.
I was thinking I was past travelling again to Canada until I read your input. Aa you know i am waiting for a knee operation, maybe two if I don't get word soon & I was deciding to stay home in future.
Your post cheered me up & everyone will be delighted to meet a fighter like yourself. Doreen is another forward looking person & I wish you both brilliant weather in August & a meeting with friends.
I have decided that if you can do it so can I so am getting onto the holiday sites.
Beano and Ted, looking forward to meeting up in August. Ted, hopefully I will see you before that. However, not at a funeral thank you.
Ann well preferably not mine,Ann Beleive it or not on opening the forum this morning it opened with your account of a visit to the graveyard in 2009 and its your brother's anniversary you find John Cappas grave by chance and you leave flowers on 3 graves you coment on the cemetery and I thought it was yesterday until I looked at the date !You didn't,post it yesterday. Or did you ?Regards Ted
Ted, I didn't post that yesterday. However, I'm still placing flowers on 3 graves. Last week I took up some plants for my mother's grave, as it was her anniversary. She died in 1987. Some good day I must have a dander round the cemetery. I used to make fun of my mother and aunt visiting the cemetery of a Sunday afternoon. Talk about the circle of life.
Ted, would you believe I'm still placing flowers on 3 graves. My mother's anniversary ( of her death) was last week. We visited the grave and left a couple of plants instead of flowers because the weather was so stormy. Flowers would have just been blown away. I can't remember where John Cappa's grave was. Some good day I must have a walk around the cemetery. I used to make fun of my mother and aunt for doing this exact thing - walking round the cemetery. Talk about the circle of life.
Ted. in case you think I've lost the plot, my first reply disappeared. I wrote another one and then the first one re-appeared. I just posted both.
Ann Don't give it a thought as I'm well aware of the situation I have just tried to put names to an old photo and it disappeared twice I'm afraid to look at the outcome !
Ann Did you notice how well the Christmas wreaths kept I was going to remove them last week and when I looked at them I decided to leave them for another week or so as they looked so fresh .
Ted, I must confess I didn't notice the Christmas wreaths
We didn't place wreaths on the graves this year as I've sort oh gone off them. Instead we put winter plants in little baskets as I think they are prettier. Everyone's taste is different and I'm sure our deceased relatives nappreciate whatever we place on their final resting place.