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Thu 10-Feb-11
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JoannaS
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That reminds me of a fairly recent memory but a memory nonetheless. The church we went to in Colorado was next to the train line which ran down the middle of the road. These trains could go on for ages, I know I sat at many a junction waiting for them to pass and watched over a hundred carriages go past very slowly (because they are in town of course), being in town they also have to sound their horn. Just about every Sunday morning the preacher would have to stop what he was saying until the train had passed, it was always funny as you could hear it a long way off and you could almost sense the preacher trying to work out whether he was going to fit in what he wanted to say in the next minute before he had to stop for about 5 minutes for the train to pass far enough for him to carry on. Even funnier if the preacher didn't know about it.

One day we had quite a famous musician playing in the coffee bar and he was so amazed at the train interrupting his performance he just gawped. cheers

Thu 10-Feb-11
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Last trip down memory lane (hmmmm Memory Lane Cakes were nicei_am_hungry).

I'll stop at a time just before I entered the modern world of work and responsibilities.

Every so often the traveller's caravan would arrive on the outskirts of the town, the women would go door to door selling clothes pegs and lace and if you dared let them, they would read your palm for silver coins.

I bought a sprig of lucky heather from a gipsy girl in Ipswich. I kept it with me in the lining of my Matleot's hat all through my RN service, I believe it is still there to this day, at least the remains of it.

A blast from the past

There's a crossroads near Newmarket with a wooden cross on a grave bearing the inscription

"To Joseph, An unknown Gypsy Boy R. I. P". There are differing versions of the story surrounding the grave. http://www.grantham.karoo.net/paul/graves/gypsyboy.htm

The story I was told when I first saw it was of a gipsy boy being hunted for stealing a sheep, a hanging offence, he hid in a tree and was brought food by his family. One night he fell whilst asleep and broke his neck in the crook of a branch. Nobody truly knows the real story, but every day, fresh flowers and coins appear on the site yet nobody is ever seen tending it.

 Maybe Danny & Fiona will know of it and share their version.

Remember the Gentlemen of the road?
Each had their own patch. I remember seeing one gent who walked the road with a bike that carried his worldly goods, dressed in an old felt hat and gaberdine coat,  he travelled the Newmarket to Cambridge road and back. Always polite, he would cadge a ciggie or two of motorists that stopped in his  lay-by.

Sadly there are no records of these Characters or their ways, but they do live on in the memories of those who care to remember them.
Well here ends my tale,  hope i've jogged a few pleasant memories of your own. wave

Any gents /ladies/travellers in your memories?

 

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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bobbyW
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Parcel delivered yoday......nothing unusual except it was wrapped in Brown Paper.
Carefully opened, folded and stored. Pity there was no string though.

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Ooh, they are the best kind of parcels.  I have sealing wax and a brass stamp with my initial on it.  Send me your address I'll send a proper parcel!big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Tue 22-Feb-11
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bobbyW said:

Carefully opened, folded and stored. Pity there was no string though.


 He only wanted the string because he had lost his bicycle clips......don't go to the trouble TA...he's a fraud...big_laughbig_laugh

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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wave  TA, you actually have sealing wax and a brass stamp.   cool      I am so impressed.

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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danast said:

wave  TA, you actually have sealing wax and a brass stamp.   cool      I am so impressed.


 

And she actually has original 'Penny Blacks'..............runawayrunaway

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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tongue  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Tue 22-Feb-11
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You'll have to put your parcel in a parcel TA string not allowed anymore  steam 

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Yep. It gets caught in the automatic sorters. No string. I suppose you could send some string in a parcel, though. big_laugh

Tue 22-Feb-11
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There was a time when small parcels had to have string with a loop tied in so they could be easily lifted for sorting....

Sunday School...I went to the local Methodist Church.This was because my Father sold a roller to Lord Soper and felt he was a reasonable sort of chap ( my Father was  a stranger to religion).

"Baby" Sunday School was ok but I stopped going when I was old enough to move up to the 'Grown Up' school. On my first Sunday a simpering middle aged lady ( think Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter) stood up at the front and said "hello children! We are so lucky here! We have a talking piano! When it says this... ( maiden lady of advanced years seated on piano stool plays an upward scale)...you stand up! When it plays this ....( maiden lady plays descending scale)...you sit down!Aren't we lucky children! A talking piano!"

I got up and left,never to return.

It was around this time I was asked to leave the Brownies.

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Jeez, Kate! You got kicked out of BROWNIES!?! eeek You really are hard core! big_laugh

Tue 22-Feb-11
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Don't forget that someone has to put their finger on the knot to make sure it stays tight.
The laundry always came back wrapped in paper and string with a label.

 

ep.....the string is to stop the rats running up my trouser legs when harvesting the corn¦.I don't have a bike kiss

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Wed 23-Feb-11
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bobbyW said:

ep.....the string is to stop the rats running up my trouser legs when harvesting the corn¦.I don't have a bike kiss

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Plenty of time till harvest so shall we all start sending parcels of string now so that you're ready? So then if you did get a bike you needed buy any bike clips....jobsaguddunbig_laughbig_laugh

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Wed 23-Feb-11
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Please do, but ensure the knot is a reef knot and not a granny and the address label is written in pencil!.

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