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donald, I'm sorry to let you know Joe Kennedy has passed away after a short ilness. His funeral is on Saturday at 1100am He was still driving until about three months ago. Such a lovely man and a true gentleman !
My wife is in Paris with daughter-in-law
It seems a right funny weekend
She’s usually here, bending my ear,
And driving me right round the bend.
I haven’t made cupboards,
Or put up a shelf
But I’ve kept the house clean,
And I’ve cooked for myself
I’ve watched football, of course,
But did not back a horse
I’ve tried to learn something new
But although it seems *****
When ‘The Boss’ isn’t here
I’m never quite sure what to do.
(And I can't even make up a rhyme).
Dabbler, Nice little verse, you never mentioned it but Iexpect you will be bending the elbow more while on your own. I found myself doing that this week when I was on my own at home for a few days. Mauri
My son and I went and collected our better halves today, so I'm back to normal; whatever that may be. Hope all is now well in your abode. By the way, that bit about you being mild mannered - I'm not buying that!
Is q ueer a bad word?
If gays are objecting, I knew one who kept a photo of Jason Donovan hanging in his workplace, including the scurrilous slogan ' Q**** as F***'. Admittedly, he was a real character. When a new redheaded girl joined the staff, he said,"I could go straight for her".
Dabbler, nice wee verse. However, I am more interested in the fact that your wife is in Paris. Did she buy anything? What did she think of the trip? I've never been in Paris or New York (except for being in the airport). I would love to visit New York before I die, particularly coming up to Christmas. Must have been watching all those old black and white movies, set in New York around the Christmas period. All that jostling, people carrying parcels, shops all lit up, "Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose".
AND, it's not even Hallowe'en yet.
Maybe Pat and I will visit NY sometime, although I fear we would need an escort in the big city.
I had hoped you might be more interested that I was home alone.
My wife went with Finnish relatives. Sight-seeing; though they did a river cruise with dinner, which all six of them enjoyed. Two of the young women bought stuff, but I can't afford to send my wife on shopping trips.
Margaret, I wonder would I know Joe Kennedy? I'm really only replying to see if this post goes as the website still seems to be off.
Ann, Joe Kennedy taught in the tech for a long time He taught metal work etc. He was a very clever man and a real gentleman. He was Tom's boss for a while. Joe was 90 years old and was active until 6 months ago. A lovely man ! He had advised Donald to stop smoking when he was at school and he had managed it 55+ years later
You are rite when you say Joe Kennedy , was a gentleman . I had the privalage of being taught by him in the metalwork class , a few years ago . And i was amazed by the way he could make things , in metal .
Very soft spoken !
My thoughts are with the family at this sad time .
Ann, stayed in New York a couple of years ago and can 't tell you much about the shops. My wife and her sister visited all the big stores in Manhatton but I must admit I spent the shopping time in the nearest bar to Tiffanys etc with her brother. Met some interesting barflys. Beats the shopping.
I am still having difficutly getting on the Forum, also the messages all seem to be mixed up, with a 2 March 2013 comment followed by a September 2012 comment etc etc. Comments please that is if I can find them.????. Mauri
Aidan, thanks for the info on NY. Nothing, but nothing, beats the shopping. Hope I get to the Big Apple some day.
Doreen and I have been in New York a number of times. We went around Christmas one year with another couple. Doreen couldn't get over the shopping, especially the big named stores. There's Macy's, Saks of Fifth Ave., Bloomingdales, Tiffanys to mention a few. While the girls went round the shops my buddy and I spent the time in the OTB(bookies).
I can tell you one thing, Christmas in New York is something special, it snowed while we were there.....well... you can just imagine it.
Hi Guys, I have been in New York upteen times, the first time when I was in the USAF and stationed for a little while at McQuire Air Force Base just across the Hudson in New Jersey and then later on in the Merchant Navy on two ships the "Mauretania" which used to run between Southampton and New York and then in the winter went cruising to the Carribean and later on in the Telde" which was a banana boat. I remember the first time I drove in the city trying to find East 42nd Street to return a rented car which I had driven up from Florida still wonder how I made it.
Have also been down several times since living in Ontario the last time just a couple of years ago on a bus trip, "Oh" and one time we drove down after visiting the New England states and as we got near the city on the Freeway saw some guys stripping a car that had been left for some reason or other, I bet the owner got a shock when he got back. Memories. Mauri
Mauri, as the song goes, "You've bin everywhere, man, you've bin everywhere".
Beano, only came across your post about NY this morning.
I wonder will I ever get to see New York, Paris or Rome. I would also love a guided tour of London. Any offers?
sorry to hear about joe passing,him and ray willis taught me in the tech a real nice pair of gentlemen.i remember tom taking over.
i think joe married one of the elkin girls from the hillhall rd
condolences to the family.