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RE: OUR MEMORIES OF GROWING UP

#121 by astoness , Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:46 pm

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I remember my dad being demobbed,for weeks he had been saving his sweet ration ,they got one in the army apparantly,this was all in a little box he made out of ammuniton boxes.When he came home he opened this box,told us help yourselves take a couple we couldnt believe it. Also some time later he gave me a compass he carried with him ,he said incase he got lost,i still have that old compass,it dosn't work anymore but money wouldn't buy it.


how wonderful to have your dads compass jo..there are some things money just cant buy

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RE: OUR MEMORIES OF GROWING UP

#122 by Slow Jo , Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:54 pm

Memories are wonderfull gifts no one can take away .In my little box also is a prayer come hymn book given to my mother on her confirmation day in 1923 she was 16 at the time.


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#123 by astoness , Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:01 pm

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Memories are wonderfull gifts no one can take away .In my little box also is a prayer come hymn book given to my mother on her conformation day in 1923 she was 16 at the time.


wonderful jo you are so lucky to have precious items that belonged to your mom and dad...

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#124 by Slow Jo , Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:04 pm

So true lyn so very true

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#125 by Sheldonboy , Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:11 pm

Great stories Jo


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#126 by astoness , Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:03 pm

must share this with you folks...back in the day we would give the window cleaner and binmen a christmas box...today my window cleaner called..he gave me a christmas card and on the envelope was a little santa and it said happy christmas..printed on the inside of the card it says..from bill your window cleaner merry christmas and thank you for your custom..how nice is that...when he collects the window money i shall be giving him a card and a little tip not just because hes reliable and a good window cleaner but because he takes the time to be nice to his customers...the binmen on the other hand will get nowt..[Little LOL]

 
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#127 by Sheldonboy , Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:26 pm

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must share this with you folks...back in the day we would give the window cleaner and binmen a christmas box...today my window cleaner called..he gave me a christmas card and on the envelope was a little santa and it said happy christmas..printed on the inside of the card it says..from bill your window cleaner merry christmas and thank you for your custom..how nice is that...when he collects the window money i shall be giving him a card and a little tip not just because hes reliable and a good window cleaner but because he takes the time to be nice to his customers...the binmen on the other hand will get nowt..[Little LOL]

Remember the days when if you didn't give the dustmen a tip they would tip your rubbish on your garden. just imagine what the window cleaner would do on your windows if you didn't tip him.


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#128 by astoness , Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:33 pm

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Quote: astoness wrote in post #126
must share this with you folks...back in the day we would give the window cleaner and binmen a christmas box...today my window cleaner called..he gave me a christmas card and on the envelope was a little santa and it said happy christmas..printed on the inside of the card it says..from bill your window cleaner merry christmas and thank you for your custom..how nice is that...when he collects the window money i shall be giving him a card and a little tip not just because hes reliable and a good window cleaner but because he takes the time to be nice to his customers...the binmen on the other hand will get nowt..[Little LOL]

Remember the days when if you didn't give the dustmen a tip they would tip your rubbish on your garden. just imagine what the window cleaner would do on your windows if you didn't tip him.


very funny SB..i just thought it was a nice thought..its nice to know there are some folk out there who can say thanks for yer custom...a rare thing these days..

 
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#129 by Sheldonboy , Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:50 pm

Anyone thanking anyone for anything these days can only be a good thing. Too few people are taught good manners these days we should all appreciate them when they are shown.


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#130 by astoness , Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:03 pm

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Anyone thanking anyone for anything these days can only be a good thing. Too few people are taught good manners these days we should all appreciate them when they are shown.


i will go along with that SB oh and THANK YOU [Big Laugh]

 
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#131 by Sheldonboy , Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:20 pm

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Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #129
Anyone thanking anyone for anything these days can only be a good thing. Too few people are taught good manners these days we should all appreciate them when they are shown.


i will go along with that SB oh and THANK YOU [Big Laugh]


Thank you for thanking me Lyn


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#132 by astoness , Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:26 pm

my pleasure SB

 
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#133 by Sheldonboy , Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:37 pm

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my pleasure SB

thank you.


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#134 by Slow Jo , Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:56 am

There is a privately owned chemist shop near us and every year he gives his regulars a christmas card .

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#135 by astoness , Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:09 pm

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There is a privately owned chemist shop near us and every year he gives his regulars a christmas card .


jo that is good to know

 
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