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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Apr 17th 2019, 6:19 am
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
My 85 year old mum made me smile today. She was quite indignant that a local aged care agency phoned her and offered her a place on a bus trip they were running. Apparently mum's "not ready to hang around with the old farts yet".
My Dad, in an old folks bungalow, wanted them to take out the alarm cord because he doesn't think he needs it. He was most upset when he got disturbed once in the middle of the night because an alarm went off at the control centre and my niece (down as his local NOK) went round to check on him - he felt the need to prove to everyone that he didn't do it in his sleep because he can't reach it from his bed. (Er, Dad, then what's the point?)

He was 88 on Monday.
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Old Apr 17th 2019, 1:06 pm
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My Dad, in an old folks bungalow, wanted them to take out the alarm cord because he doesn't think he needs it. He was most upset when he got disturbed once in the middle of the night because an alarm went off at the control centre and my niece (down as his local NOK) went round to check on him - he felt the need to prove to everyone that he didn't do it in his sleep because he can't reach it from his bed. (Er, Dad, then what's the point?)

He was 88 on Monday.
Bless 'em
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Old Apr 17th 2019, 2:02 pm
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My Dad, in an old folks bungalow, wanted them to take out the alarm cord because he doesn't think he needs it. He was most upset when he got disturbed once in the middle of the night because an alarm went off at the control centre and my niece (down as his local NOK) went round to check on him - he felt the need to prove to everyone that he didn't do it in his sleep because he can't reach it from his bed. (Er, Dad, then what's the point?)

He was 88 on Monday.
It's more to do with how the person is than age in years. My aunt died just short of her 100th.
At 88 she was still administering the hospital car transport for her local community, forced to give that up by progressive macular degeneration at age 92.
She lived alone after her husband's death and looked after herself, accepting help from a close neighbour when offered, but rejecting any interference by social services and the like.
She abjured medics, preferring her daily visit to "Dr Whiskey" at bedtime - and hardly ever had anything more than a cold.
She died due to an aneurism that would not have been detected had she been under supervision.
She was a one-off and I was only sad she didn't make it to the "big one", but pleased that she had a quick and painless end - I recall her saying at her last birthday "99, not out!". RIP.
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Old Apr 17th 2019, 3:09 pm
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My 85 year old mum made me smile today. She was quite indignant that a local aged care agency phoned her and offered her a place on a bus trip they were running. Apparently mum's "not ready to hang around with the old farts yet".
Reminds me of my godmother who organized herself two parties on her 90th birthday - one at lunchtime for "the old people" and one in the evening "for the rest of us, so we can dance". She was Scottish and danced a mean reel.
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I recall her saying at her last birthday "99, not out!". RIP.


That is excellent.
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Reminds me of my godmother who organized herself two parties on her 90th birthday - one at lunchtime for "the old people" and one in the evening "for the rest of us, so we can dance". She was Scottish and danced a mean reel.
I hope we're as sparky as my mum and your godmother when we're that age!
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Just got a call from Costco saying they will arrange to have it redelivered and set it up free of charge. They also apologised for the inconvenience, even though it was my fault.
Could be awkward if it's the same delivery guys.

Never heard of white glove service. I've ordered four beds and two metal frame futons from three different places here, years apart. All the delivery men carried them upstairs to the bedrooms and set them up - quite fiddly with the bed rails and more so with the futons.

It just seemed normal.
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Could be awkward if it's the same delivery guys.

Never heard of white glove service. I've ordered four beds and two metal frame futons from three different places here, years apart. All the delivery men carried them upstairs to the bedrooms and set them up - quite fiddly with the bed rails and more so with the futons.

It just seemed normal.
It will not be awkward for me. Costco deliveries are normally ‘kerb side deliveries’.
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From a photo in The Guardian:

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From a photo in The Guardian:

"aye, dinna fash yersel', Mairi - they're nae worth it!!"
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Old Apr 20th 2019, 3:12 am
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It's nice to be able to report something positive for the UK in it's present difficulties. ..
To-day's Fail-on-Sunday claims that advanced plans for Jeremy Corbyn sweeping into power are now in place. Apparently, not wanting to project someone of airs & graces Jeremy will eschew Downing Street as a residence, preferring his outer-London home and using Nr.10 merely as an office. 'Senior sources' indicate he would re-plant the famous courtyard rose-garden as a medicinal and organic herb garden; - perhaps with a view to offering visiting heads of state the chance to plant their own rows of marjoram, italian parsley, or allspice.
The ticklish question is what to do with Chequers though... Apparently livestock forms part of the PM's country residence so in accordance with vegetarian principles this would all be liberated to roam the house while the gardens serve as community allotments, producing beans, marrows, carrots and Savoy cabbages.
It'll be exciting to see a leader who practices what he preaches, and half his Sunday evening candle lit broadcasts to the people can include tips on seedlings, mulch and the vexed question of organic manure/s, leaving the remaining time to report on the UK's collective project of Building Socialism. I'm sure this'll be of interest to UK posters like materialcontroller, bipat and Cape Blue...... once they've been allocated their allotments, required collective community norms, and been issued their dungarees, shovels and forks.... Well, it's in the Fail, so it must be so.
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Caught on my security camera last night:
Following on... Our Good Friday visitor(s).
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Old Apr 22nd 2019, 4:34 pm
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Following on... Our Good Friday visitor(s).
I had a hedgehog - does that count?

(and before anyone else..... "hope so, no pocket for a calculator!")
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