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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:37 pm

Sometimes postings on the computer can be a letdown and sometimes it can
really boost your morale. Today, it was the latter. I had posted a photo
of my eldest bro and his pupils on the Bootle & Sefton Forum and
asked if anybody remembered him.
This is a reply I received today which really "warms my heart" and I'm sure his immediate
Family when they read same:

Alan Bunn: He was my geography teacher at Bootle Grammer and he was without doubt one of the two
best teachers I ever had, he encouraged us to think for ourselves and not to blindly accept anything without question.

Patricia Richardson: Alan , Thank you so much for that comment it means a great deal to me and his Family. I had heard
verbally about his ability at teaching and I know I owe him a great deal growing up, he always had time to answer
any questions I had for him. We miss his expertise to this day!


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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:46 pm

Lily - Your generosity to do for others has always been very apparent
as has several of the other members on this Forum. The world is
certainly a much better place for it!! xx
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Elaine Goulding » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:07 am

I agree with you Lily. The biggest shock was the amount of money pouring into the United Way. The President and CEO are worth millions! I donate to Sick Kids Hospital here in Toronto and the War Amputees. I think I am safe in saying both charities spend the majority of funding on research and contributing to artificial limbs. Actually the amputee charity send you a small plastic label to add to your key ring with your account number on. Should you misplace your keys the label tells people to put the entire key ring in the mail box and it will be returned to it's owner. I have needed to use this service twice! Both charities are tax deductible. Keep up the good work, you are a little gem!
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Thommos sister » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:33 am

Hi folks, we had a night out...very rare event in this household!! Went to see the Blues Brothers Tribute and LOVED IT....de ja vu as our daughter was with us, back as she was donkeys years ago when we 3 saw the movie. The boys have the approval of John Belushi's widow and Dan Ackroyd. They and their band were outstanding, everyone rocking in the aisles, standing ovation....
Our Garston pals Bill & Sal are over here visiting their son, they came and stayed with us for a few days, it was full on, here and there, weather extremely hot, we enjoyed a few coldies in various pubs!! Bill has the starts of Alzheimers, shock to us, he relies on Sal for everything now, she's recovering for the last 5 years brilliantly from cancer. They both enjoyed themselves with us and vice versa. I'll post a photo when I sort my camera out. Enjoyed reading all your smashing posts girls...Tina xox
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Robyn » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:43 am

Hello to all, I know I have been missing for quite a while, sorry about that, no excuses, I hope you are all keeping well. Have just read some of your recent posts, and checked out the photos, lovely.

I meet up with Kathy and another friend Marilyn for coffee and a treat in town usually of a Wednesday though this week we had to postpone because of the rain we've been having. No good going out on the roads. Over about 48 hours we had just under 300 mils (12 inches) We've had a nice day today but more rain, storms and wind forecast for the weekend.

Last week went to see the film 'Lion' were advised to take plenty of tissues. A very good movie (true story)

For some months I've been walking with two friends, leaving home at 6am, over to the beach and along to New Brighton (not your's, ours :) ) down to the Yum Yum Tree Cafe for coffee and more chat, then walk home along the path. All up just over 5 k's. We've seen some lovely sunrises, they are different every day and we feel fortunate that we are able to do this. Another neighbour has now joined us so now we are four.
Kathy has mentioned to me that Patricia had been asking after me, Hello Patricia, my return to line dancing was delayed as I was having a problem again with Planter Faciitis (heel) we've now moved our venue to the Returned Services Club in Mullumbimby and that has brought some new ladies along. Will post some photos soon, xxx to all.
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Re: Photos for Marielou

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby bjones » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:57 am

Beautiful pi Robyn. Welcome back; you have been missed.
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:30 pm

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!!

AHHhhh, so glad to hear from you Robyn you certainly have
been missed, welcome back! xx
Talking of line dancing, we are giving a demo the end of April
at the Recreation Center to try and encourage new members,
we are doing only the easy beginners dances, so I'm not too worried about it!

Things are moving along at a slow pace with my orchid but I'm just
glad to see there are six buds on there. It will take until the middle
of summer at the rate they are going!! :D Here is the latest photo....

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Shelagh » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:44 pm

Beautiful skyline, perfect colours, well captured Robyn :)
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:30 pm

Robyn You have outdone yourself with that photo. It really would
look great framed! Beautiful view.

Guess what's for dinner tonight.....

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby dorothy834 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:00 pm

Hi Patricia...your orchid is looking good ..
the flowers won't be long now to open
looking forward to your photo ..looks pink to me..
happy St Patricks day to you
I have been watching the parade on earth cam also
Dublin at the Temple seems to be having a fab time
it was raining ...but it did.nt bother them ..

Robyn...nice to see you posting ..loving the beach photo

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby margaret willee » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:34 pm

dorothy , my Orchid never stoppe flowering ... as soon as the old flowers fall new ones come ,,,,, M
have a great day .......
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:57 pm

Margaret - Do you not have to "cut it back" at all? Sounds like
a great orchard to have. I'm always in fear that I might have
killed mine when I cut it back, don't know if I've cut back too much
or too little, just keep my fingers crossed! :D

Lew has just come in and said "Look out the window!" OHhhh Noooo
it's snowing AGAIN!!! :roll:
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby margaret willee » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:18 pm

P ,,, some of it I cut back to much but the one I left is the one flowering ...
Poor you snow we had snow in Sweden but it was only one day gone the next ,,,,, M
have a great day .......
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby dorothy834 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:14 pm

Hello Margaret..so pleased your orchid is going well with plenty
of flowers "happy days" and it's nice to see you posting too
Not sure what you mean by cutting back too much I always
Cut the finished stem down as much as will go and the leaves when
Turned yellow ..I have got an extra stem growing from the main one
Never had that befor ..good luck girls you must be doing things right..

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:27 am

Guess you can all see that I visited the "British Shop!" by what
we had for dinner tonight!! Lew said it was delicious! :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby filsgreen » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:27 am

That does look rather good, Patricia :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby lily8 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:50 pm

Pork pie and pickled onions? bet you both enjoyed that, scrumptious :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Elaine Goulding » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:56 am

Could just eat that meal Patricia........yummy!!!!
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Shelagh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 am

Patricia :wink:
Now that's what I call, a traditional British dinner, hope you enjoyed the experience :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Thanks, Phil , Lily & Elaine. We did both really enjoy same and
I gotta have my pickled onions!!!

With having lived in three countries it has certainly given me the
experience for cooking various dishes that we have really enjoyed
although, I would say, that primarily it is British that I fall
back on through the years - thank goodness for the Brit Shop!! :D

We have been away for a few days and going into the Sun Room
I was totally taken aback by this...............

Dorothy, you guessed right, it is PINK!! :D
That Ladybug that you see is one of the clasps you can buy to anchor the stem. :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Thommos sister » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:51 pm

Thanks girls for all your news and terrific photos, my fave things food and orchids!! Tina :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:28 pm

Tina - I've been meaning to ask you, how did that "Thirties
Event" that you said you were attending go? Would love
to hear about it and maybe a couple of photos, pretty please? :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby dorothy834 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:39 pm

Hello Patricia thats a lovely orchid and Iove the ladybird
I will have to look out for them in the garden center next
time I go with Jill for cream scone and coffee..
love all the pic's and gossip..
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby dorothy834 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:44 pm

Having some problems here just trying out...Dorothy
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Fri May 05, 2017 1:44 pm

Dorothy - Hope your computer problems are solved -
computers seem to have a mind of their own at times!! :D

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Thommos sister » Mon May 15, 2017 9:33 am

Hi to Jean, haven't seen you post for a while, are you okies dear friend? I have just read a smashing book set in your state, a farming town near the ski slopes.
"Never Too Late" by Robyn Carr. She's a No 1 N.Y Times bestseller. Happy Ending!! Tina :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Wed May 17, 2017 1:06 pm

Tina - Jean is fine and active on Facebook. She is looking forward to herGrandson's
graduation from Uni.
We have just returned from Blacksburg, Va. after the ceremonies for our
Granddaughter's graduation from Uni. Next month we will be travelling to
Maryland for my youngest Grandson, Colin's, graduation from High School.
Time just keeps flying by.................
Think this says it ALL............
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Elaine Goulding » Thu May 18, 2017 5:15 am

Patricia, lovely picture of your granddaughter, what an attractive young lady.
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby henry » Thu May 18, 2017 5:11 pm

She's the spitting image of you Patricia
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Shelagh » Fri May 19, 2017 8:57 am

What a lovely looking young lady..and a picture of happiness :D
No wonder she's on top of the world :wink:
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby lily8 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:28 am

Well done young lady :D :D :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Fri May 19, 2017 11:52 am

Congratulations to your granddaughter Patricia! Beautiful looking girl! :D

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Fri May 19, 2017 12:28 pm

Eileen, Henry, Shelagh, Lily & Loretta - What can I say except: "Thank you so very much for your
kind comments, they certainly "Made My Day!!" xx

Have just returned from the greatest shop in the States, "The Best Of British!" loaded with
my fav items. As I'm typing this, enjoying a "Walnut Whip" and looking forward with
anticipation to our evening meal of "Cottage Pies with Peas, Dessert is ice cream
sundae with a "Flake" in same!!" Hope you folks realize how lucky you are to have all
these delicious items readily at hand - so very thankful for this Shop in Hampton. :D

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Elaine Goulding » Sat May 20, 2017 7:30 am

Patricia, "giz a bite of your walnut whip". Haven't had one for years :D
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