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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #27 on: Monday 18 May 20 23:54 BST (UK) »
If my Dad had not been taken Prisoner of War in May  1917,he would have been at Passendaele,where his chances would have been slim.
If my paternal great grandmother had not fled her second husband,and settled in Manchester from Nottingham  bringing her son and daughter with her,and my grandmother had not left Shropshire to work in Manchester as a servant she and grandad would have not met and married and my Dad would not have been born.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 14:01 BST (UK) »
I would not be here if - 

My father's co-worker and friend had not been knocked down by a hit and run driver in a market square in Bombay. My father commandeered another car to rush him to hospital (leaving behind 2 briefcases, 2 large gentlemen's parasols and 2 canvas lunch bags. 

And if - 

My mother had not witnessed the accident and recognised both the driver and the car; and had not gathered up the bags, briefcases and parasols; and had not commandeered another car and followed the first; and had not waited for three hours to give the goods back to my father personally. 

And I suppose if - 

My father had not taken my mother to the Taj restaurant by way of thank you. 

The friend had bumps and bruises and mild abrasions and mild concussion -  2 Aspirins and a night's sleep.The driver received a heavy fine - not for his driving, but for public drunkenness. 
The friend became my father's Best Man 
And I was named after the friend. 

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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 14:17 BST (UK) »
..... if Coombs's ancestor in the 63rd Regiment of Foot had shot my ggggg-grandfather, Amos Davis of the Massachusetts 8th Regiment, at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775.  Fortunately, he didn't; Amos survived the war and went on to become one of the first settlers of Lewiston, Maine and it's first surveyor.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 14:24 BST (UK) »
TV's had been invented 200 years earlier  :o :o :o

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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 15:41 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't be here but for a really good midwife in 1909. My mother was born very premature - weight 2lbs. The Midwife washed the new baby's skin with neat whisky to stimulate circulation & placed in a chest drawer for a bed, with a stone hot-water bottle each side, saying 'she is unlikely to survive the night'.

Obviously my mother did last the night, & grew up to have me.

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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 15:51 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't be here but for a really good midwife in 1909. My mother was born very premature - weight 2lbs. The Midwife washed the new baby's skin with neat whisky to stimulate circulation & placed in a chest drawer for a bed, with a stone hot-water bottle each side, saying 'she is unlikely to survive the night'.

Obviously my mother did last the night, & grew up to have me.

A miracle not asphyxiated by the whisky fumes  :o ;)
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 15:54 BST (UK) »
..... if Coombs's ancestor in the 63rd Regiment of Foot had shot my ggggg-grandfather, Amos Davis of the Massachusetts 8th Regiment, at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775.  Fortunately, he didn't; Amos survived the war and went on to become one of the first settlers of Lewiston, Maine and it's first surveyor.

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« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 16:47 BST (UK) »
If my Father hadn't volunteered for the RNR in W.W.2 in Nfld. in Canada and come to the UK, he wouldn't have met and married my Mother and stayed.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 16:49 BST (UK) »
I would not be here if my maternal Grandfather had not been shot in the ass in WW1
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