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Old Oct 4th 2017, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I have no idea. She liked to drink and smoke and go to Ronnie Scott's - pretty understandable under the circumstances.
OH was reading about her only last week.. Some 'memoir'? Where they said she had a penchant for humiliating people... Maybe she had her reasons?
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OH was reading about her only last week.. Some 'memoir'? Where they said she had a penchant for humiliating people... Maybe she had her reasons?
Of course she had her reasons, everyone does whatever anyone else thinks. Maybe she just didn't suffer fools or put up with bullshit. Just because it's written doesn't mean it's fact.
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Old Oct 14th 2017, 8:28 pm
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I had a video shown on local TV news, with my name briefly flashed on screen.
They had asked to interview me but I declined.
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Old Oct 14th 2017, 11:25 pm
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Small beer for me:

My daughter was the 'Telethon child' (televised fundraiser for kids with a disability and high medical needs) one year, I got a bit of secondary coverage from that

I had a car accident on a major highway in peak hour traffic and the ambulance and police vehicles had a hell of a time getting through, which sparked a debate in the media during which my name was bandied about (with my permission)

The two incidents above are not linked
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Originally Posted by johnwoo View Post
I had a video shown on local TV news, with my name briefly flashed on screen.
They had asked to interview me but I declined.
Why did you decline? Do you regret that now?

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Old Oct 15th 2017, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Small beer for me:

My daughter was the 'Telethon child' (televised fundraiser for kids with a disability and high medical needs) one year, I got a bit of secondary coverage from that

I had a car accident on a major highway in peak hour traffic and the ambulance and police vehicles had a hell of a time getting through, which sparked a debate in the media during which my name was bandied about (with my permission)

The two incidents above are not linked
Whoohoo! you got the flashing lights and everything (even if they were police ones..) Seriously though.. I hope you weren't badly hurt in the accident?
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Whoohoo! you got the flashing lights and everything (even if they were police ones..) Seriously though.. I hope you weren't badly hurt in the accident?
Thanks Geni, I needed a spinal fusion but I'm ok now. The three years it took to get compensation was far more painful!
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Old Oct 15th 2017, 3:43 pm
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Does being called several times by name for an aircraft count? (I was stuck in the security queue).
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Old Oct 16th 2017, 3:50 am
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Why did you decline? Do you regret that now?
I've never been good at that sort of thing, being an introvert and shy person, I wish I was less so. Strangely, or maybe not, my wife is an extrovert and very outgoing.
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Thanks Geni, I needed a spinal fusion but I'm ok now. The three years it took to get compensation was far more painful!
Ughh Not so nice.. I know what you mean about the pain of compensation. Took me seven yrs to get some for my YD after her accident.
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Does being called several times by name for an aircraft count? (I was stuck in the security queue).
Hmmmm If there was a large enough audience ,I suppose it does
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Originally Posted by johnwoo View Post
I've never been good at that sort of thing, being an introvert and shy person, I wish I was less so. Strangely, or maybe not, my wife is an extrovert and very outgoing.
Opposites do attract
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Opposites do attract
...and still do after 56 years.
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Hmmmm If there was a large enough audience ,I suppose it does
Brussels, early morning, thousands would have heard it!
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...and still do after 56 years.
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