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I saw this on a friends' wall and had to copy and share - it's spot on! Anyone aged 35 or over should read this!...
        Checking out at the supermarket recently, the young cashier suggested I should bring my own bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. I apologised and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days". The cashier responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations".
She was right about one thing--our generation didn't have the green thing in “Our” day.
So what did we have back then?
After some reflection and soul-searching on "Our" day here's what I remembered we did have.... Back then, we returned milk bottles, pop bottles and beer bottles to the store.
The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles repeatedly. So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building.
We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw-away kind.
The use of disposable nappies has increased over the past 20 years as a result of their convenience.  A baby will use 6,000 disposable nappies before being potty trained at an average age of 2.5 years.

One baby's disposable nappies fill 40 black sacks in a yearIn the UK around 3 billion disposable nappies are used every year - generating about a half a million tonnes of waste

Baby-Dry Size 3 (9-20 lbs) Midi Nappies - 2 x... £19.04p

Terry Towelling Nappies - 12 x Washable / Reusable 100% Cotton Soft Baby Nappy £15.00 .

We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 240 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days.
Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one Television or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room and the TV had a small screen the size of a gent's handkerchief (not tissues, the handkerchief could also be washed and reused), not a screen the size of Wales.
In the kitchen, we blended & stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power.
We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service.
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we older folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
Please post this on your Facebook profile so another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smarty-pants young person can read this!!


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Must Read Very Heart Touching !!

Taken from my friend Keri's Facebook

I Love You

When you were only 5 years old, I said "I Love You."
You asked me: "What Is It?"

When you were 15 years old,
I said "I Love You."
You blushed, and looked down and smiled..

When you were 20 years old,
I said "I Love You."
You put your head on my shoulder and held my hand, afraid that I might disappear.

When you were 25 years old,
I said "I Love You."
You prepared breakfast and served it, then kissed my forehead and said
"you'd better be quick, I'm going to be late.."

When you were 30 years old,
I said "I Love You."
You said: "If you really love me, please come back early after work.."

When you were 40 years old,
I said "I Love You."
You were cleaning the dining table and said:
"Ok Dear, but it's time for you to help our child with his revision.."

When you were 50 years old,
I said "I Love You."
You were reading and you laughed at me..

When you were 60 years old,
I said "I Love You."
You smiled at me..

When you were 70 years old.
I said "I Love You."
We sitting on the rocking chair with our glasses on..
I'm reading your love letter that you sent me 50 years ago..
With our hand crossing together..

When you were 80 years old, You  said, " I Love You! "
I didn't say anything. " I Cried. "

We may not express it but when we say "I Love You" we want our partner also to say the same... there are many ways of expressing love but nothing can play the same magic that these three words can play when said in return hearts;

So was it the wife or the husband speaking the first but not last verse.

Someday someone you love will say; "I Love You."


Map of the Middle East

What about?.........

...............A film that I watched this afternoon on the T.V. Which might seem old hat as this subject will be argued about till the end of time or maybe our life time, when, if we meet our maker, we can verify the subject in hand.

The Film: Disney's adaptation of Moses and the Freeing of the Slaves. Now we have no accurate date for this happening, except that it took quite a long time for the complete event in the history of the Bible which was a special command of His Majesty James Ist in 1611.

We end Genesis with the death of Joseph, who died in Egypt but he left behind his brothers and their families. These seventy being the kindred of Jacob who settled in Egypt along side the resident Egyptians. As with any country which has the native people of one religion living together with another people who are in fact immigrants and don't share many of the native traits, things can go terribly wrong....as we can see with the troubles we still have in the world today.

We know for sure that Abraham received many Brownie points by offering to sacrifice his own son, Isaac to prove his loyalty to the Lord that all the future generations of Isaac and his kin would multiply as stars of the heaven, and as the sand upon the seashore, that the kin of Abraham shall possess the gates of his enemies, and that all the nations of the world shall be blessed. it also seems that this definitely included all the concubines and children conceived from the kin of Abraham be part of the entire populous saved. Abraham then went on to live a very full life with many more children and ha died when he was about 175 years old, which is a good life time by anyone's existence. How different the future would have been if Isaac had never been born by a miracle and the help of God.

Again when Joseph died it is printed that yet another seventy souls belonging to his side of the family left to join their father in Egypt for Joseph was already there. (The same as with Abraham and Issac) And once again the same Lord made certain that these children should multiply in abundance to increase the people of Israel.

A fact that the Pharaohs at the time became worried by as the number of Israelites well outnumbered the original natives of Egypt. At least three different Pharaohs ruled in this time and so the Egyptians ordered the midwives to drown all the male children born to the Israelite women.keeping enough to help with the work load by working their socks off 24/7 .

Goodness nothing has changed then, we hear every day of the ethnic cleansing still going on in the world of today. However one little child , who was to be known as Moses happened to survive and was found alive in a stream by the Pharaohs daughter who took him in as her own when he was old enough not to be noticed.

But that is all besides the point for the story must continues at the beginning of Exodus when God decided to seek out the man named Moses.... It wasn't long before Moses was eventually found in Horeb looking after his father-in-laws sheep. Some think this may have been as far away as the top end of the Sinai Desert, and it was here that he met with the Lord who told to get back to Egypt and collect together all the Israelite people and take them back to their homeland, which considering where they all came from originally and the huge growth of these people... well, it seemed like it could be one heck of a size, all immigrating back to the lands of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites and the Hivites and Jebusites not forgetting any I may have missed out.

And so on the word of the Lord of Abraham through a few centuries of history to the coming of Moses back to Egypt from Horeb where he was living , he had to unite all the many people from many of the lands of the Middle East, who had decided to give up their land and venture to the wealthy land of the Pharaohs, to take up residence in the land of Egypt.

So what is my reason for these facts. Time - Time and the interpretation of the land which the Lord designated decades after the original immigrants settled in Egypt , this a long while before becoming slaves,  and how after the Lord deliberately caused a the Egyptians to like the Israelites, he turned them against each other, causing a time of great upheaval for everyone. Moses appeared and with him snakes, famine, boils, frogs, plagues of locust, rivers of blood, fun and dangerous games which eventually lead to the death by the order of God to the first born son of every Egyptian family.

I somehow think that somewhere lost in time between Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, things got totally out of hand, but the God had promised to save the immigrants and their families and he gave us Moses and his brother Aaron the Levite, who unfortunately did as they were told to the letter, but after four hundred and thirty years of life in Egypt , they seem to have lost their way in the massive desert of time and forgot what part of the Middle East they actually came from.

Of course these are just my views after watching a Disney film which showed cruelty and torture, followed by death and destruction all in the name of the God who speaks loudly to some and quietly within our own confines to others.

Dodie. xxx


crosville bus, edge lane depot

Sunday the 6th AUGUST 2010 was the anniversary of the day that I left home to work "darn sarf" this was in 1972, I still feel homesick, I still get goosebumps driving in on the M62.

To my Liverpool I love you with all my heart.

The lanny with the man whose pic is on Geds inacity with the club foot he sold the echo backed the buses in who as a young boy I always took the pee.

As older now I apologise but I can still smell the fresh doughnuts that wafted down the tunnel.

Running down the corridor to the ferry then couldn't stop because it was so steep
Standing by the ferry waiting for the ramp to crash down, sod them getting off I wanted to get on as soon as possible.

Jumping on the back of an Ellie May for a free ride down to the dock road.

Going to George Graves the barber on Admiral Street, giving him all the instructions to cut my hair He was in the United Services Club on Admiral St. the night before with my dad who told him short back and sides for a shilling.

The Butchers on Admiral Street every Saturday morning - pork ribs and cabbage cooked in the big pot, me mam used to boil all the undies in to clean during the week.

The Chinese Laundry on North Hill street my dad used to get his collars done.

A ships fitter in Cammel Lairds who went to work every day in shirt and tie and blue overalls

Steble Street Baths, with 7d from my granny so I could go swimming.

Kick the can game down Hodges Mount a game where we used to hide like hide and seek blowing out the gas lamp at the top of the street about five mins after he had lit it.

A bit older climbing up to the lamp to light a fag.

My first kiss

Crossville buses from Skelhorne Street with the door on the front and the engine noise that I could tell it was their bus with my eyes closed.

The feeling coming into Lime Street every Christmas Eve for my 2 day break with a whole gammon for the family I held it so close so I didn't lose it. I am suprised it wasn't cooked by the time I got home.

Standing on the Kop eyes wide gob open just 6 foot away from any one of the gods.

My first communion, singing I Mt Carmel choir with Gerry Marsden visiting (he used to sing there)
delivering milk to Billy Fury's mam.

Stealing sweets from Woolies in Park Road.

A Catholic watching the Scotchies Orange Lodge marching and playing the sash on North Hill Street.

Getting my first ever suit made in Jacksons on London Road.

My mate lived in 20 Forthlin Road opposite my house, after we were moved by the council, this was Paul McCartneys house.

We used to go in the back bedroom, watching the horses in Police Training College

Into the big house (grapes ) to meet up for a stag night, outside Georges Hall,

Liverpool Footbal ClubShank's brought home the F. A. Cup.

Jericho Lane - Saturday morning school football match.

The Iron Bridge with steam trains going underneath.

Liverpool - How can I tell you how much I love you.

Everton Football Club

Comment from Smudge95

Thank-you so much Essexscouse. A superb word-picture cameo that should be kept for posterity! We should all be copying and pasting stuff like this for future generations.

I also noticed that Smudge 95 has added a slight error remark, in so much as :-

06-09-2010, 11:51 AM
Nice one 'essexscouse' The only slight error is - Skelhorne St. buses were the Ribble ones, Crossville buses had their depot in Edge Lane by were Kwik Fit are now.

Ribble Bus from Skelhorne Street


Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

De Montford Hall - Leicester - UK

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band:

Don Van Vliet- Vocals, Harp

Bill Harkleroad ( Zoot Horn Rollo)- Guitar

Elliot Ingbar (Winged Eel Fingerling)- Guitar

Mark Boston ( Rockette Morton )- Bass/guitar

Roy Estrada (Orejon )- Bass.

The attire varied from the majestic to the downright loony. The majesty was supplied by Don Van Vliet , resplendent in his magnificent embroidered sun and moon cape and tuxedo. The loony element was catered for fully by Ed Marimba, wearing his long hair through the leg holes of a pair of women's panties in a strange parody of a viking helmet. Zoot Horn Rollo and Winged Eel Fingerling were pretty weirdly attired as well , sporting multi coloured coats and trousers. Rockette Morton veered towards the magnificent in his natty hat and suit , but this combination of attire was pretty mind

Dodies Dream Mood, is taking another trip around Yongin City and the Korean Folk Village there. Our escort is the wonderful YeinJee, whohas shown me no end of wonderful Asian Heights.

I must admit to getting more and more excited as the time passes and we get closer to our holiday in South Korea. xxx

Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea

The Korean Folk Village in Yongin City is the largest of its kind in South Korea. It has reproduced over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Chosun Dynasty and has recreated the life of Korean people through the exhibition of various household goods and workshop items.

Photos from YeinJee's Feb 2010 visit

Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea

There should be daily cultural performance in most of the months, except during winters, which unfortunately was the time I paid the visit. The exhibits were amusing enough though; and the place was pretty scenic itself.

Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea
Carpenter house at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

Torture tools at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

Torture-tools which are often seen in Korean historical dramas

Frozen water wheel at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

The village is also a popular place for shooting historical dramas/movies. Previously filmed here include popular dramas Iljimae, Painter of The Wind, and movie Hwang Jini etc. In fact there was a KBS crew filming during my visit; not sure for what production though as the security was pretty tight.

Magistrate office at Korean Folk Village in Yongin
Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea
Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea
Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea

Seoul travel journal




In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 50

60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)

"As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a
few reasons why:
A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 50 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit
around whining about it. She goes and does something, she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting.

Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with
 you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it,

they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest.. They'll tell you right off if
you are a jerk or if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to
wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 50 for a multitude of reasons..
Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-
coiffed, hot woman over 50, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow
pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies,
I apologize.

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk
for free?' Here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against

Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire
pig just to get a little sausage!"

Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney.

I am well over 50 and I think that you have never spoke a truer word,

beautiful xxx Dodie xxx

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Listen and be blessed that you are alive and still have your hearing

OMG. It's like I have gone to heaven and returned in the middle of West Africa.

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Here is a back from Dodie


He died at the tender age of 26 in 1974 and his grave has become a meeting place
for all the fans who love his music.
His life was sad, he was a depressive who lived a life of sadness and remorse,
yet what he had to feel remorseful like I don't know.
These words about Nick were written by Frank Kornelussen who contributed to the booklet inside
"The Time of No Reply"


He was the mystic of Riverman

and the doubter of Hazy Jane II.
He was the beggar of Place to Be
and the outcast of Clothes of Sand.
He was the dreamer of Northeren Sky
and the nihilist of Parasite.
He was the stranger in Chimes of the City Clock
 and the searcher of Cello Song.
He was the lover in Hazy Jane I
and the jilted in Which Will.
He was the comedy of Poor Boy

and the tragedy of Fly.
He was the life From the Morning,

the doom of BlackEyed Dog.
He was the Voice From the Mountain
and the cry of Pink Moon.

These are the words of FLY

Please give me a second grace
Please give me a second face
I've fallen far down
The first time around
Now I just sit on the ground in your way

Now if it's time to recompense for what's done
Come, come sit down on the fence in the sun
And the clouds will roll by
And we'll never deny
It's really too hard for to fly.

Please tell me your second name
Please play me your second game
I've fallen so far
For the people you are
I just need your star for a day.

So come, come ride in my my street-car by the bay
For now I must know how fine you are in your way
And the sea sure as IA Saxony Drake
But she won't need to cry
For it's really too hard for to fly.

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