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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 05 September 20 08:03 BST (UK) »
Went out for a birthday celebration meal last night.

Level 2 NZ rules for restaurants are

Only 1 server per table.   We had at least  3
1 metre separation.  My friend on other side of table was back to back with The next table.
No more than 100 in the venue.  I didn’t count, but if it wasn’t over, it was very close.

So, just have to hope that there were no Aucklanders in there!

Couldn’t believe how busy it was.  I expect that will be our dash for a while.
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 05 September 20 09:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Caroline,
Just to mention I am not NHS - I work in the care field.  I do agree though the NHS staff are real stars each and every one.  I think PharmaT is NHS - I hope she is okay - we haven't heard from her on this thread for a while unfortunately.

Hi Mowsehowse,
It is hard to know what to wear these days.  It can be warm still through the day but very nippy first thing in the morning or late at night when I am either coming or going from work.  I think I am definitely going to hunt out a hat and gloves for my nightshifts coming up. 
That's great Mowsehowse that you were able to help someone out last week.  It is nice to be in a position of being able to help someone else - this does give a buzz. 
I signed up with Find A Grave last year but then really got caught up with it once more freedoms happened and I wanted to have a purpose to my permitted walks.  I am so glad I joined as I think this site has so many merits.  There can be a wealth of info shown by inscriptions.  It is so easy to do on my Kindle too, just press, press, press regarding taking photos and uploading.  I am technologically challenged though and know virtually nothing about using GPS and I am not one of those people who can map a cemetery in an afternoon.  ;) ;D I have got over a thousand images up now though in my own plodding way of adding just a few here and there each day from a collection taken. So not too bad.
I agree Caroline deserves an MBE for indefatigible efforts - although I am sure she will be too modest to agree with us.

Hi Mckha489, it is great that you have joined us - another person from NZ!  :)  I hope you enjoyed the meal.  Having over 100 in will certainly have helped the economy of this restaurant.  It is so sad to keep hearing about job losses through falls in business.  I suspect many more families will be seeking aid from food banks over here as time goes on.  It does seem a juggling act for some businesses to try to keep afloat whilst also having to reduce custom to fit in with safety requirements.


Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 05 September 20 09:15 BST (UK) »
Mowsehowse and RTL, I thank you both for such accolades !
I know personally of only three people who received an MBE...
My father during the war for his unstinting service in difficult times...
my aunt for the tremendous work she did for limbless soldiers
And finally someone who to all of us in the village a true Christian... she was one of those rare people who was kind, gentle would do anything for anyone, never had a bad word to say about anyone just one of the worlds nice people, she was nominated by the village and we were all delighted when she was awarded it...
I could never measure up to any of these people but feel very humbled you would think so!
Now back to sewing!

Caroline
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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 05 September 20 21:20 BST (UK) »
Good morning Carol and Mckha! Hope Saturday's news in NZ is better.

Everyone was so busy typing this morning while I was still trying to rally myself round!

RTL, it's certainly getting a lot cooler in the mornings, it's always difficult to know what to wear in these mid season times. What great work you've done for Find a Grave. Do you have to post the photos when you've just taken them or do you just add them from your files as and when?

Mowsehowse, I'll let you know how the beach is getting on next time I visit.  :) I've taken many photos there over the years, I've never seen it like it was the other day. Since they built the new sea defences in town there have been changes to the beaches further along. They should have just left the spring tides to come lashing up onto the prom. 

Caroline, hope things have been calm inyour household during the fitting of the tap.  And there you are just casually dropping in that yur father was an MBE and so was your aunt! Are you sure you want to mix with the hoi polloi on here?  ;D ;D 

Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 05 September 20 22:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Roobarb,

Re the Find A Grave photos I just take random photos as I walk around the cemetery.  They are just there on the photo part of my Kindle and I just add these on Find A Grave as and when I get time.  A little here a little there and it all seems to add up. 

Caroline, wow that is quite something that both your Father and Aunt were MBEs!  You come from distinguished stock!  I think I would second Roobarbs comment about the mixing with the hoi polloi. ;D ;D ;)
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 05 September 20 22:38 BST (UK) »
Nah- there's nothing fancy about me! My Dad always said he got his for building the NAFFI!...

sadly I never met my Aunt but she sounds a real character, she was also in Lloyd George's Government as some minion or other and visited China with Stafford -Cripps wife meet Chiang -Kai - shek and Mao! Found all that out from newspaper reports... has a hospital named after her too apparently and also was awarded a CBE.....afraid im just a regular human being....

RTL - I think it's great you take lots of pics of graves... I do look at our in the village but they are very hard to read and leaning at all angles! I do like walking round cemetery's though as I find some of the inscriptions fascinating.... sounds a bit weird doesn't it... I'm quite normal really!

Good to hear from our NZ friends as you've how things are for them during all this covid situation...
 
Caroline
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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 05 September 20 23:18 BST (UK) »
Very impressive despite your modesty Caroline.  :)

I have quite a lot of photos of graves, maybe I should join and upload them to Find a Grave.
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 06 September 20 08:37 BST (UK) »
I think that would be a great idea for you to join and add your photos Roobarb.  It is quite easy and quick to join.
I think memorial inscription photos can be a boon for descendants because of all the useful info that might be provided - such as dates of birth and death, other family members, cause of death, occupation etc.  Sometimes finding a grave helps lead people to where their ancestors ended up and with common names memorials can help people work out if they have tracked the right ancestor.

I added a photo recently for a grave at Whitley Bay and a descendant saw it and  added lots of family photos and sent date edits.  So now there is almost a small family tree up which will be very helpful no doubt to others.

I had a short walk around Preston Cemetery yesterday and found something unusual for one of my ancestors.  His wife, him and a son have two exactly the same memorial inscription placed on stones in two different sections of the cemetery!  Sections J and M.  I have never come across this type of thing before.  Only difference is that in section J the stone has a slightly longer stone base.  I will have to put this info now on Find A Grave.
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Re: Diary Friday 4th September
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 06 September 20 09:31 BST (UK) »
I like Cemeteries , and think it a great shame that so many are neglected.
It used to be a tradition almost that Sunday was the day graves were visited.
There were always flower stalls along the pavement in front of the gates at Philip’s Park Cemetery Manchester.
Every Sunday.
Families move and younger members are perhaps not aware of where their ancestors are.

A huge ,voluntary project was started to record the graves at Queen’s Park Cemetery (has another name which eludes  me) Manchester.
Hoping to do that before many were lost ,to vandalism etc.
I went twice but it was difficult and sadly my OH had health problems so we stopped going but I did,as a bonus find a good few family members.

Got a lovely photograph once of a robin, sitting on a spade handle ,leaning against an ivy covered gravestone ,near where a grave was being opened for another burial.
My OH thought I was “ morbid”.
Off to Salford Royal today ,a cancellation was offered to me so I accepted.
Son will take me.
It is a good job I had him!
Congratulations to you all for your industry , so busy .
I am in admiration of you all.

A big party in a pretty close by house yesterday, very noisy ,.
Surprised my nasty neighbour did not exert his usual charm, he has in the past on one occasion, we were all grateful. - cowards that we were ,but you don’t mess with teenagers ,however he did .
So he has his uses!
Daughter sent a photograph of a little dog, he has  extra toes!
Polydactyl?
Has some challenging behaviour which will be interesting to modify ,but wait and see what today brings .
Well hungry now,not when I first got up.
So cheerio,hope you all have a good day.
Thanks for the news .
Viktoria.