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#22298 Jan 22, 2013
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
My daughter was married to a man from The United Kingdom. Lived in a little town called Rainford, near Manchester, or Liverpool. I loved his accent and manners. Unfortunately the marriage didn't last, but I will never forget him. He called potato chips - crisps and said that it was scarce to find peanut butter at the grocery stores, so I would send a few jars from time to time. While they were living here for a few months, I served my then son-in-law some tea and biscuits on an English tray. He got a big kick out of that and said that he wasn't much for tea, but he appreciated it. I felt rather foolish but he was so sweet about it that I wasn't offended in the least. I never met his family but spoke with them a few times on the phone. So warm, polite and very family orientated. My son-in-law-s favorite dish was Kidney Pie and I never learned how to make it, although I was planning to before they broke up. I have a few pics of my daughter and son-in-law that were taken in a local ale house in Manchester. It has either closed or was renamed. Not sure, but I think it was called "The England and Child", or is it the Eagle and Child? Can't remember!
That was a considerate gesture on your part chic..your son-in-law will have taken away equally pleasant memories of you. A similar gesture was
made to myself when I was over there, so I know how the memory will last.
The 'Eagle and Child' remains..and being a Northener, I am familiar with Rainford, it is half way between Manchester where I was born, and Liverpool, where I have lived. Boundaries changed and it now is declared to be in Merseyside. Lovely people.
btw would that by ancy chance be steak and kidney pie? Tasty!
Glad to see you back 60's chic...

“Cool huh?”

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#22299 Jan 22, 2013
Good Morning to ALL here...

Grace...enjoyed watching the singer on the VOICE..
enjoyed the panel too! I hope you will keep us posted
as to how he does.

How about Mrs. Brown's Boys last night! It gets better
if that's possible.

Running late this morning, all puss cats fed and watered and indoors. Blackbirds have taken over the
garden, yesterday I stood inches away from a female blackbird and she is happy to feed in front of me.
Just put sultanas and crushed fat balls out for them, bit of cheese for the Robin.

See you in a bitty (as they say in the Midlands)...:)

“Cool huh?”

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#22300 Jan 22, 2013
Sorry to butt in on your conversation 60's chic and
Tony. Know you won't mind.

It's snowing again!

“ain't she sweet?”

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#22301 Jan 22, 2013
Question wrote:
<quoted text>Enjoy talking to yourself much?
I do it all the time. Sometimes I answer myself too. Is that a problem?

“Cool huh?”

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#22302 Jan 22, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
Loooooove coming into El's front door..the aroma of fresh baked pastries and ten flavors of coffee brewing..
Intermingling it's MAGIC Spell over all who enter.. WOW!!
And we love having you Chick...

just making Cauliflower Cheese...comfort food for this
cold weather. Passing you a dish and hoping you enjoy!

9292

“ain't she sweet?”

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#22303 Jan 22, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
<quoted text>Galoshes! LOL
drawers!

“Towards Spring”

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#22304 Jan 22, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
Yes - it has arrived! Awoke this morning to a light covering of snow - the spirits have lifted. No doubt it will be melted by lunchtime, but in the lights from the houses, it looks great. Third time we've had snow in my 13 years of living down here, which gives you some idea of the delight.
You know, you have something
valuable there [Mornin' Tony]
when you say how it lifts the spirits ..
very very true,
I've ALWAYS found that too, wonder if it's
some beautiful feeling we brought
from childhood..

“Towards Spring”

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Since: Dec 06

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#22305 Jan 22, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I do it all the time. Sometimes I answer myself too. Is that a problem?
ME too!

especially in the car lol!

giving inmstruction to other
divers, like 'O! come oooon, move' etc.

and to myself

'Hurry hurry, you could get thru
before the lights go green'
and if I don't get thru'

I say to myself 'idiot'!

I even find it helps,
talking OUT LOUD with no one there
only myself ..oh yes, Ali..
(sorry Ali(:

[Morning RMQ.

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#22306 Jan 22, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know, rumour has it that they are going after him to recover the money - though knowing lawyers, how much that will cost I would hate to guess. Given it was The Times, I suspect they will.
Good for them. He's turned out to be a liar and a cheat and a thief. Not to mention a bully. From the link DW posted - "the interview" - sounds like he was looking for sympathy 'yeah but it wasn't as bad the Europeans in the '80s.'

“ain't she sweet?”

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#22307 Jan 22, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Now look here you colonial chappies. We were calling them chips back at least to 1860. If you want to make reference to those odd fellows across the ENGLISH Channel in your potatoes with burgers, feel free. Don't expect me to join you - we have 400 years of animosity towards them and we do try not to talk about them in any way!!!
LOL!

I beg your pardon, did you just call me a little chippy?
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#22308 Jan 22, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
That was a considerate gesture on your part chic..your son-in-law will have taken away equally pleasant memories of you. A similar gesture was
made to myself when I was over there, so I know how the memory will last.
The 'Eagle and Child' remains..and being a Northener, I am familiar with Rainford, it is half way between Manchester where I was born, and Liverpool, where I have lived. Boundaries changed and it now is declared to be in Merseyside. Lovely people.
btw would that by ancy chance be steak and kidney pie? Tasty!
Glad to see you back 60's chic...
Thanks El. Nice to stop by. Yes, now I remember - The Eagle an Child. Merseyside - makes me think of the song, Ferry Cross the Mersey, a 60s song. My former son-in-law wanted to stay in touch but the divorce was not the happiest and I thought it might not be a good idea at the time. I have heard that he has since remarried and has 2 children. His parents who were so sweet are now deceased. As for the kidney pie, I remember my daughter telling me that it was beef kidney pie - the kidneys from a cow or pig, not kidney beans, which at first I thought it was, lol. Anyway, my son-in-law was homesick for his mother's homemade specialty and I never got around to trying out the recipe when he was here. Too busy working at the time. If they had still been together, I probably would have eventually got to meet my former son-in-law's parents. What a shame. Have a beautiful day, El and thanks for the welcome.:)

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#22309 Jan 22, 2013
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>My daughter was married to a man from The United Kingdom. Lived in a little town called Rainford, near Manchester, or Liverpool. I loved his accent and manners. Unfortunately the marriage didn't last, but I will never forget him. He called potato chips - crisps and said that it was scarce to find peanut butter at the grocery stores, so I would send a few jars from time to time. While they were living here for a few months, I served my then son-in-law some tea and biscuits on an English tray. He got a big kick out of that and said that he wasn't much for tea, but he appreciated it. I felt rather foolish but he was so sweet about it that I wasn't offended in the least. I never met his family but spoke with them a few times on the phone. So warm, polite and very family orientated. My son-in-law-s favorite dish was Kidney Pie and I never learned how to make it, although I was planning to before they broke up. I have a few pics of my daughter and son-in-law that were taken in a local ale house in Manchester. It has either closed or was renamed. Not sure, but I think it was called "The England and Child", or is it the Eagle and Child? Can't remember!
Morning 60s chic. That was such a lovely story. Thank you for sharing.

Have a lovely day!

“ain't she sweet?”

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#22310 Jan 22, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>ME too!

especially in the car lol!

giving inmstruction to other
divers, like 'O! come oooon, move' etc.

and to myself

'Hurry hurry, you could get thru
before the lights go green'
and if I don't get thru'

I say to myself 'idiot'!

I even find it helps,
talking OUT LOUD with no one there
only myself ..oh yes, Ali..
(sorry Ali(:

[Morning RMQ.
Morning Grace. Enjoy your day.

I sing the car.......talk to myself in the store.

“Towards Spring”

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Since: Dec 06

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#22311 Jan 22, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
Grace, thank you for chiming in. We all know that different cultures have different tastes in menus. When in Rome so to speak... My first trip to France I had to try the cold potato soup. I will NOT attempt to spell it. A wonderful dish. Spain had gazpacho, yum; the UK with Sheperds Pie, good and I will go with the traditional fish and chips!
Whereever I traveled, I ate what was local. Good food and bad food and intesinal madness! Gotta do what the people do!
Thanks for this post, B.. and Good Day to you,

I know it's courteous to 'do in Rome' etc..
although, I'm not too quick to join in
if I don't like the dish, but I always
make sure
do it in a polite way.

The problem with HORSE DNA found in our recent
food, wasn't so much that it was 'horse'meat
having been advertised as pure beef,
when it wasn't 100% beef.

Greetings to you & Bright Eyes.

“Towards Spring”

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Since: Dec 06

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#22312 Jan 22, 2013
To say GOOD MORNING to
others here TALLY: PFfff: DENNY:
BRIGHT EYES:
NEVER MISSED:

always afraid I'll forget
someone's name -
I may forget the name but
the person is always remembered
in my mind.

El and Cuz Like,
MANY THANKS for your kind words about
my poem,
warmly appreciated.

I re read where you folks were talking about
BALLET when I was away..

apropos ...

Dono' if anyone else saw this,
but I thought it really shocking.>

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#22313 Jan 22, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Sorry to butt in on your conversation 60's chic and
Tony. Know you won't mind.
It's snowing again!
Ours has turned to rain and it's all melting. Just had an upgraded mobile delivered - one of those dreadful iphone thingies, so will probably be awol for weeks whilst I work out how to use it! God, I hate being a technological dinosaur!

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#22314 Jan 22, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
You know, you have something
valuable there [Mornin' Tony]
when you say how it lifts the spirits ..
very very true,
I've ALWAYS found that too, wonder if it's
some beautiful feeling we brought
from childhood..
Hi GN - sadly it's all going as I expected. As a kid, my memory of Xmas was going north to the relatives and we often had a white Christmas, so you might well be right. I can still just remember the (to me) huge steam engines at King's Cross.

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#22315 Jan 22, 2013
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
My daughter was married to a man from The United Kingdom. Lived in a little town called Rainford, near Manchester, or Liverpool. I loved his accent and manners. Unfortunately the marriage didn't last, but I will never forget him. He called potato chips - crisps and said that it was scarce to find peanut butter at the grocery stores, so I would send a few jars from time to time. While they were living here for a few months, I served my then son-in-law some tea and biscuits on an English tray. He got a big kick out of that and said that he wasn't much for tea, but he appreciated it. I felt rather foolish but he was so sweet about it that I wasn't offended in the least. I never met his family but spoke with them a few times on the phone. So warm, polite and very family orientated. My son-in-law-s favorite dish was Kidney Pie and I never learned how to make it, although I was planning to before they broke up. I have a few pics of my daughter and son-in-law that were taken in a local ale house in Manchester. It has either closed or was renamed. Not sure, but I think it was called "The England and Child", or is it the Eagle and Child? Can't remember!
Probably the Eagle - don't know of any pubs over here that use England in their name. Steak and kidney pie is wonderful - guess you have to like kidneys for it to grab you. Ironically, the traditional dish of the poor centuries ago was beef and oyster pie - because oysters were so cheap. Tea is a definite for me - large mug every morning.

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#22316 Jan 22, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
That makes two...and can we say Krypteia calls them chips,
makes three....
haha..what would they make of us having a rubber on the end
of a pencil?
Good morning El. I am on new drugs and starting to feel much better :)

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#22317 Jan 22, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning 60s chic. That was such a lovely story. Thank you for sharing.
Have a lovely day!
Good morning Quinny. I remember the first time my wife was served a kidney . It wasn't pretty at all :)

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