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    The last time I had fish and chips were at Long John Silvers.
    They must have done something with their batter. It didn't
    taste like it used to when the place first opened up and
    the order wasn't even done. Oh well what do I expect?
    People here can't cook nothing right. I go elsewhere and
    order the same thing and it's to die for. Not here!
    The other day someone mentioned having an Olive Garden
    here. Wrong! If there was an Olive Garden resturant
    here, the food would not be so good.
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    One of my grandmothers sayings was "cast not a clout 'till May is out". Ever since then I have made a point not to hit any one untill June.

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    Do unto others befor they do unto you

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    I've heard "Rise and shine!" my whole life.
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    Any one remember stair rods. A method of fixing stair carpet for people with a sense of humour. Occasionally a rod would come loose and you would slide down the stairs on your bum while a couple of yards of carpet came away under your feet. I for one was glad when they started nailing it down.

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    Remember the gift shops called Stucky's? You would find them
    on any vacation. You would find soverneers, food, a good
    bathroom when you needed one, and sometimes gasoline.
    judy tooley

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    I'll never forget stair rods. We lived in a tall house in London. When I was about ten I had to polish all the brass rods. Somewhere around 50 of them plus the two front door knockers,
    two letter boxes the big brass fender in front of the range with taps that had to be polished
    and blackleaded. And front steps that had to be whitened, not to mention the big wooden mangle which had to be turned and then shaking and folding the sheets. In fact life was a breeze!!!! With advancing years I owned a Voigtlander box camera which took
    wonderful pictures and we developed them in a pudding basin and a meat tray. No time to get bored or up to too much mischief. Sylvie

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    My first serious Camera was a Voigtlander, still have it, it took marvelous pics, and I do remember stair rods.

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    One of the houses I lived in in Wales was five stories inclusing the sub-basment - kitchens- and attics. I leave you to imagine the brass stair rods. As well as a large brass knocker and letter box there was a deep brass threshold plate at the front door. As we ran it as an hotel these had to be polished on a daily basis. The dinner gong also needed regular polishing but we had fun using it at meal times.

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    I have just seen a shepherds hut for sale at a small posh reclamation shop, at an exorbitant price. Have'nt seen one of these since I was a young boy in Wales. A small hut on wheels, which the shepherds used during the lambing season so they could be with their sheep all the time. It was wheeled out into the fields and the shepherd lived there until the lambing season was over. It expect there are several forum members who would like one of these.

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    We just snook down with the sheep
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    As this is the 70th anniversary of the first day of the Blitz, I remember sitting under my grandmother's table and drawing whilst the bombs dropped all around us and when the all clear sounded as my mother took me home , seeing all the fire engines and miles of snaking fire hoses across the roads in Peckham. Later, when the Battle of Britain took place in the skies above us, we climbed to the top floor of our tall house and watched the Spitfires in aerial combat. The nightly raids lit up the whole sky with reflections of the fires raging in the heart of London. Another memory is that of the night sky when the Crystal Palace burned down. So bright that my father was able to read a newspaper by the light from the flames. Sylvie

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    I imagine that for a child, provided they were not terrified by the war, it must have been a fascinating time. I know that in the fifties I used to find London so interesting, what with the bomb sites half of which seemed to be selling old cars, and the shops set up in railway arches. (My cousin owned a furniture shop based in one). I used to love the train journey through the outskirts, passing all the back doubles. Not to mention the life on and around the Thames. My youngest daughter has completed two history projects, on England during the war and seems to by enthralled by it from the fashions to the politics.

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    I was a youngster in Coventry at the time and still have a few dim memories of bombed out buildings etc but the up side was the wonderful music that came from the Welsh, Irish, Scots workers brought in to work in the factories + the Italian and Polish soldiers and POW etc, at the local working mans club on a Saturday night they gave some wonderful mini concerts and were good people individually. I had a lot of free pop.
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    I visited Coventry about twenty years after the end of the war. I was impressed with the rebuilding, including the new cathederal and pedestrian shoping precint. But most of all it was the ruins of the old cathederal which made an impression on me. A fitting memorial to the people there.

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