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The Common Room / Re: ID tag? WW2?
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 10:47 BST (UK)  »
That is right Ray, the dark red I remember could at one time have been orange ,were they different shapes too,I seem to remember that.

The Common Room / Re: ID tag? WW2?
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 23:09 BST (UK)  »
As an evacuee ,but taken by parents to Dad’s relatives in Shropshire at three and a half I did not have such a tag.Nor my older sister.
The identity tags I remember which must have been my parent’s ,were of a type of asbestos .Green or dark red I seem to remember.
Asbestos would  survive intense heat from a burning building so human remains could be identified .
Perhaps children evacuated from their schools would have identity tags like those mentioned.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 14:36 BST (UK)  »
This might be censored!
In “ The Readers’ Digest” many moons ago.
Elderly lady to Dentist——-( close your eyes now if you are of a sensitive disposition ) as she touched a certain part of him :-[ :-[ :-[
“ We are not going to hurt each other are we!”
I will go now and stand in the corner with my face to the wall.
Goodbye everyone,it has been very nice communicating with you all .

The Lighter Side / Re: Do I get a certificate?
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 12:42 BST (UK)  »
Congratulations, I hardly ever use RootsChat  ::)
As far as memory serves me, the oldest documents I have are those to do with my paternal grandmother’s funeral ,September 1916.
Grave papers,cost of coffin etc.
Mostly paid for by her brother who came to Manchester from Shropshire for the funeral.
The whole thing cost under £7-00 .

Dad’s call up papers ,notification to family he was a POW .March 1917 .

Not specially for the family but members are on them ,the ledger with the hours and pay for the miners ,including family members ,at the lead mine in the hamlet where they lived, but they are photocopies I have just realised !
Mid 1800s.
What treasures those scraps of paper are.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 11:16 BST (UK)  »
Oh yes! Mum and Dad are both May as is Flash Harry and I am too.
OH was Sagittarius ,Nov 26 th- now he was something else!
Daughter is on the cusp, 22 Nov .
Number one son 12 June t’other 16 April .

Still no name , I try not to suggested ,did not really like F,H’s at first but not my baby and can remember my fierce M in L’s scorn at my choice for our first baby ,quite upset me but it meant a lot as good associations with people of that name.He has lived up to the good things they had in their  characters.
I like FH’s now because it is HIM of course.
So whatever the little girl is named it will grow on me  and  if it doesn’t well I shall go  and boil my head as I have no right to any opinion about it.
You see Gemini ,two,people in one!
Viktoria aka Rosalind!

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 10:05 BST (UK)  »
Oh what a wonderful picture, those tiny lives with all the worries about their prematurity.
Really good to see them,thanks.

I feel a real woos !The things others are going through !
And yes, we are far from out of it yet ,not by any means .
I relaxed a little but feel things ought to be more cut and dried and tighter .
The trouble is I think, that people were really fed up and would have kicked over the traces anyway had there not been an easing of restrictions.

Sad to hear of so many with serious health problems .
My dentistry problems and costs are for extensive treatment ,ie a complete set of crowns on my bottom incisors .But not as important as people with Cancer and bad conditions from falls.
Damaged years ago in an accident ,at school.
The Dentist wants to do a full set of crowns ,not individual ones but my argument is ,if one fails then the whole crown will have to be removed to sort out the failed one.
Perhaps implants would be better ,I need to talk to him don’t I!
I begrudge the money, think how it would help my lovely grandchildren etc.
Not good value if I die in the next fifty years!

I am philosophical about my cancelled visit, can’t be helped and their safety is the most important.
My friend’s wonderful son has also hurt his back whilst attending to his mother.

Well not eaten yet, forgot a tablet that has to be taken at least half an hour before food, I usually give it an hour .
Ooops! Phone ,so Bye Bye !

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Monday 18 October 21 23:31 BST (UK)  »
Well thanks to you also, the Diary   has been very helpful to many people.
A point of contact about not very much at all on my part sometimes ,that is why I wander off topic but others’ news has been most interesting .
You were so careful from the start and it seemed so unfair that after all your efforts you should get Covid .

Nice to hear things are improved and still improving albeit slowly.
Daughter phoned this evening as usual .
Flash  Harry has commandeered a baby blanket I knitted for his Daddy some 30 years ago.Helping Mummy to sort out for the new baby .
He said he will need a “ BoBo “blanket when the baby comes!
Moss  stitch with double wool ,white and very pale yellow,a deep fringe all round .
My eldest son used to pluck fluff from woolies etc ,rub them on his nose whilst thumb sucking as he went to sleep.
He called a favourite his BoBo blanket .
BoBo meaning “ go to boboes” “ ie “go to sleep .”
Boboes  are nicer than sleep.

There is another blanket ,pale eau de nil and white ,the same but he wanted the yellow one .
He has a spider,plastic ,which he uses to scare  the grown ups  .
The lads at the franchise had  it  on cotton going up and down , he was not sure whether to be delighted that it had - seemingly-  become real or scared to death.
No name for the baby girl yet .
F.H. Has decided he is too big to  have  showers  ., they have a shower but no big bath tub .
Mum is getting stuff out to be familiar ,Moses basket has been out a week or two.New baby bath in bathroom so FH decided he would rather be bathed in that. He used to love it when they came here at weekends as my bath is big enough for me to drown in!
It is no matter , anything to make him feel welcoming to the baby.
He is looking forward to it .
Sad though that she won’t be able It  to ride his bike for a while as he has generously said she can have turns .
Ah well ,it will all work out.
As long as he doesn’t’t want her to go back!

I have to face my dentist as I went to another for a second opinion really about a £6,500 plan for  my teeth!
They did a couple of fillings but my oh my ,what a difference .
Yes there was a price difference but you can see why.
I thought the new one - as they did NHS dentistry - might refer me to the Dental Hospital , I had a lot of work done there ,in fact all the work was the final,practical exam for a student from Manchester  Uni. It was all photographed as it was for his practical exam.
That lasted years and only now needs replacing .
Not sure if a private Dentist would refer me.
However the new one ,although I asked to be a NHS patient ,said they had no vacancies .
It was all a mix up but the work is not good so I have to fess up when I go back to the expensive one.
So many are in big groups like “ Smile Line Dentistry Group “ etc very good for whitening,veneers etc etc , but not what I need.

Well off to bed ,to finish a rather poor book, but don’t like not finishing a book.
Hope everyone keeps well, if already  ill speedy recoveries .


Australia / Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« on: Monday 18 October 21 19:45 BST (UK)  »
The American Civil War , 1860’s .
Robert E . Lee ,Confederate Army General lived in a lovely House “ Arlington” .
After the war it became the main Military Cemetery and graves were placed right up to the house so it would not be lived in again.
Perhaps there was a connection of sorts , given the dates etc,

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Are these the same baby?
« on: Monday 18 October 21 19:22 BST (UK)  »
Good resemblance,so very well might be.
The trolley is standard type for the era dark front us the “ apron “that covered the trolley over when raining ,the part where the baby’s cushion etc would
be .
It would also be a bit of a restraint ,but not safe by any means.
Nice  bonny baby.

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