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Messages - ThrelfallYorky

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Just thought I'd pile - tidily - in, behind you.

The Common Room / Re: Messaging without appearing pushy - Thoughts please.
« on: Thursday 20 January 22 15:18 GMT (UK)  »
You never know how things will pan out. Years back I almost accidentally made e-mail contact with a rellie of my OH. He seemed quite keen, I posted loads of carefully drawn out tree / copies of information, quite a big parcel, expensive in time and effort as well, as he wanted some medical information as well, out to him in Australia .... no reply. After a month or two I e-mailed him again, asking him if he'd got all the stuff safely ... to this day I've heard no more. I class that as mere bad manners - but heaven help him if he ever contacts us again wanting information!
To my mind, that was far worse than merely ignoring well-intentioned information.

The Common Room / Re: Ration Book (Clothing) 1947-48
« on: Thursday 20 January 22 15:05 GMT (UK)  »
I said right at the start of this that Viktoria would be the lady to know!

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Summary week ending 23rd January
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 15:32 GMT (UK)  »
I plant the ones I spread by splitting overcrowded groups, in the green after they've flowered and had a bit of a rest - but I also was given some nice plump snowdrop bulbs, in the autumn, so planted those as well.

The Common Room / Re: Ration Book (Clothing) 1947-48
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 15:30 GMT (UK)  »
All I can recall my parents saying about clothing coupons was that items offered in a shop would state "XYZ" coupons - and as well as paying the price, one had to surrender the correct number of coupons. Wartime garments tended to be a bit skimpy, to reduce the number of coupons needed. I seem to recall my mother saying that hats did not need coupons.
When someone in a family was getting married, often other members would contribute coupons ( for a trousseau?) and I believe that parachute silk was greatly in demand to make underwear and nighties, as that was also available without coupons.
"Viktoria" would be the best person to answer your questions - usually available on "Totally off topic" board. Ask her.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Summary week ending 23rd January
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 15:14 GMT (UK)  »
The building of a new fence on one side of our garden caused setbacks ( or is it "setsback"?) since autumn, but I recorded ONE solitary snowdrop bloom on Christmas day - and it's still there, albeit rather motheaten looking - but of the hundreds I've planted in past years, in the same raised place, around a tree visible from the conservatory, and the few dozen I topped them up with last autumn? - nary a sign!

The Common Room / Re: Burial
« on: Tuesday 18 January 22 15:25 GMT (UK)  »
If she was an actual direct "Ancestor", then she could not really have died and been buried in with an adult, in the same coffin!

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Summary week ending 23rd January
« on: Monday 17 January 22 15:37 GMT (UK)  »
Hospital appointment set for today cancelled - no reason or new date given.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 16th JANUARY
« on: Saturday 15 January 22 17:28 GMT (UK)  »
I think it's stopped a lot of us simply going potty over all this time!

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