El's Kitchen

“July 2016”

Since: Jun 06

Louth, UK

#25958 May 23, 2013
Good Morning Grace, Tony and Krypteia....

and all friends across the pond..

Really is shocking news, for the folk in the States, a murder took place in a suburb of
London yesterday afternoon when a man thought
to be a serving soldier was beheaded in broad
daylight. Those who carried out the attack
are Islamic Fundamentalists....and are being
held and currently questioned.

The area contains a large military barracks.

What a sorry state this country is in.

“July 2016”

Since: Jun 06

Louth, UK

#25959 May 23, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not alone in those thoughts K.
Btw, hoping to be at Twickers on Sunday - Cornwall is in the final of the County Championship against Lancs: 1500 k.o after the England Barbars game at 1300. There are in fact four match that day, but I'm aiming for the middle two: pretty good value at £29 a ticket.
COME ON LANCASHIRE!......:)

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#25960 May 23, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning Grace, Tony and Krypteia....
and all friends across the pond..
Really is shocking news, for the folk in the States, a murder took place in a suburb of
London yesterday afternoon when a man thought
to be a serving soldier was beheaded in broad
daylight. Those who carried out the attack
are Islamic Fundamentalists....and are being
held and currently questioned.
The area contains a large military barracks.
What a sorry state this country is in.
horrible....

barbaric animals

:(
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25961 May 23, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning Grace, Tony and Krypteia....
and all friends across the pond..
Really is shocking news, for the folk in the States, a murder took place in a suburb of
London yesterday afternoon when a man thought
to be a serving soldier was beheaded in broad
daylight. Those who carried out the attack
are Islamic Fundamentalists....and are being
held and currently questioned.
The area contains a large military barracks.
What a sorry state this country is in.
I can't think of anything else since this happened-
Everything about it-the sheer brutality .
and callous nature of it;

how odd it was in many ways-
after the horror of it, many folks walking about as you'd normally
see everywhere everyday, the woman who casually walked by with her shopping
trolley, passing very closely the killer whose hands were still red with blood
and holding a meat clever and knife also bloodied from the hacking..
of the young man .. he just took part in.. surreal! SICK.

JESUS! This is shocking beyond
How often we ALL here in daily headlines,
whilst going about our business .

'British soldier killed in Afghanastan'
'Bomb goes of in Iraq killing several'
And, in a strange way, we have all become somewhat
used to it, it's far away..
we think
'Oh that's shocking' but it happens so often..
& that's what they do 'OVERTHERE'

BUT..
And here's the big difference when it's brought home
to one's OWN doorstep..

Only 'THEN' does it 'really ' strike home.

I think this has really changed the
Goal posts (so to speak)
In more ways than ONE.
Now it's what they do OVERHERE'!

DO we post here about every atrocity
that happens in Afghanistan?

Every suicide bombing in Iraq?
NO..

Do I..?
F
NO.

There's the answer-
The goalposts HAVE changed.

Then ..

you consider these terrorists often put in a year or
more preparing to carry out a terrorist attack,
All that goes into making-preparing a bomb,
the planning of .. planting and timing it.

And now THIS..
Just run someone over and hack him to death..
Bring in social media which has now become
A readily available part of all this... All>
' A piece of cake' TO THEIR WAY of thinking.

I don't envy The Prime Minister, for sure!

I feel SO devastated for the dead man's people.
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25962 May 23, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
disagree Capt: you are skippering the largest thing in the world and doing a fantastic job , SIR
you are pilot of yourself.... it speaks volumes of that resolve , the stiff upper British lip/ the raw humor amidst the sad event/ the human kindness/ that being a man of men ...
NO SIR , you have the biggest little ship of all
the ship of HOPE
Tally,
Have to say,
This post of yours above is SO beautifully set
out and perfectly expressed, it could be a recognised
quote.

Kudos...

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#25963 May 23, 2013
Grace,
I made the mistake of typing in the story on the internet, first thing I saw was this man holding that poor young mans head.
ive thought about it all nite, and cried for his mother... oh I know all of his family is hurting over this, but as a mom I have often wondered why we bring children in this world...

years ago, I remember worrying if I should have a second child, even back then the world seemed "crazy" and I thought I can't wait for the world to fix itself, all I can do is hope and pray that in some way my offspring will do their part in keeping this place somewhat sane.
now I find myself worrying about my grandchildren - what will it be like years from now.

I want to say something Positive here, I really do, but words fail me, because I don't feel positive - in anything for this world. it shakes ur faith, in everything - even the belief in God - well for me anyway.
the worse part is that I don't even care about that either anymore. and to me THAT is the scary part, when the "outside" world creeps into ur little part of it, u know things are bad..

Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25964 May 23, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Tally, you're making me blush. Everyone faces challenges in life. I am lucky. I've had years of good health, fitness, the ability to enjoy so much, which is more than many are blessed with. I have much greater admiration for those (particularly our wounded servicemen and women) who face the rest of their lives without limbs, perhaps from their early 20s. I have met some of them - they are the courageous ones, not I. Doesn't take too much courage for me as I know I'm going to beat this.
You have a great outlook indeed ..
and .. by expressing your feelings here,
you are a HUGE help..
and sense of hope to others affected in this way -
Folks who may NEVER post here

But -
Who ARE reading.
Consider that.

I think one of the very best things in life
Is having priorities right..

I am older now..
I was 71 on April 13 this year

(Lol.. cannot believe it when I see the number written down)

But,
Like you Tony,

(Tho' YOU are a helluva lot younger)

I think I have my priorities fairly sorted too.

I am not senile- I enjoy reasonable health- apart from a heart condition.
which I take meds for.

Can still take the massive Labrador/collie around!!
which is no mean feat-

AND..
She has made it quote clear that my age or health is NO concern
of hers !! Lol.

I would like to meander on into the mid 70's indeed..
but if I don't..

I've had a fair good shot at it all..
Had a good life .. Have fine memories..

raised two fine sons..
who turned out exactly as I would have wished-
And I have a very handsome 21 yr ..old grandson
To die for!!

(Condition:
As long as he doesn't make me a
Great GrandMa before my time) j/k.. Lol

Life is good..
Been there done all that..

Would love to 'continue'
If the 'Powers that Be ' say YES- Yippeeee
more of that-

.but...
if not -

So be it-
NO regrets. none.

“July 2016”

Since: Jun 06

Louth, UK

#25965 May 23, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't think of anything else since this happened-
Everything about it-the sheer brutality .
and callous nature of it;
how odd it was in many ways-
after the horror of it, many folks walking about as you'd normally
see everywhere everyday, the woman who casually walked by with her shopping
trolley, passing very closely the killer whose hands were still red with blood
and holding a meat clever and knife also bloodied from the hacking..
of the young man .. he just took part in.. surreal! SICK.
JESUS! This is shocking beyond
How often we ALL here in daily headlines,
whilst going about our business .
'British soldier killed in Afghanastan'
'Bomb goes of in Iraq killing several'
And, in a strange way, we have all become somewhat
used to it, it's far away..
we think
'Oh that's shocking' but it happens so often..
& that's what they do 'OVERTHERE'
BUT..
And here's the big difference when it's brought home
to one's OWN doorstep..
Only 'THEN' does it 'really ' strike home.
I think this has really changed the
Goal posts (so to speak)
In more ways than ONE.
Now it's what they do OVERHERE'!
DO we post here about every atrocity
that happens in Afghanistan?
Every suicide bombing in Iraq?
NO..
Do I..?
F
NO.
There's the answer-
The goalposts HAVE changed.
Then ..
you consider these terrorists often put in a year or
more preparing to carry out a terrorist attack,
All that goes into making-preparing a bomb,
the planning of .. planting and timing it.
And now THIS..
Just run someone over and hack him to death..
Bring in social media which has now become
A readily available part of all this... All>
' A piece of cake' TO THEIR WAY of thinking.
I don't envy The Prime Minister, for sure!
I feel SO devastated for the dead man's people.
These are devastating times Grace.

During the week we have learnt that bones from a child's skull
were found in the fireplace of the man on trial for the abduction
and murder of little April Jones....her parents had to sit in
court hearing of the gruesome findings....

yet this was not in 'war'...a sickness of another kind.

Equally horrific and barbaric beyond imagination.

The difference being, he will never do the same again.

But your post speaks volumes, very moving indeed.

I fear for the reprisals now.

“July 2016”

Since: Jun 06

Louth, UK

#25966 May 23, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
horrible....
barbaric animals
:(
I agree wholeheartedly and I am so sorry to hear
you saw the image you did PFfff....

Sounds a bit stupid maybe, but if that image comes into
your mind, try to replace it with one of your beautiful
grand-daughters in a happy situation....:)

Bora Da!

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#25967 May 23, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>the difference is that the people being screwed by the porn stars are enjoying it!!! Those being screwed by the politicians are not!
Good point :)The scandals here are amazing.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#25968 May 23, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Truly ‘shocking' terror attack today
in WOOLWICH .. in broad daylight.
WOW!
Not all Muslims are terrorist but nearly all terrorist are Muslim. What other religion kills in the name of God

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#25969 May 23, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't think of anything else since this happened-
Everything about it-the sheer brutality .
and callous nature of it;
how odd it was in many ways-
after the horror of it, many folks walking about as you'd normally
see everywhere everyday, the woman who casually walked by with her shopping
trolley, passing very closely the killer whose hands were still red with blood
and holding a meat clever and knife also bloodied from the hacking..
of the young man .. he just took part in.. surreal! SICK.
JESUS! This is shocking beyond
How often we ALL here in daily headlines,
whilst going about our business .
'British soldier killed in Afghanastan'
'Bomb goes of in Iraq killing several'
And, in a strange way, we have all become somewhat
used to it, it's far away..
we think
'Oh that's shocking' but it happens so often..
& that's what they do 'OVERTHERE'
BUT..
And here's the big difference when it's brought home
to one's OWN doorstep..
Only 'THEN' does it 'really ' strike home.
I think this has really changed the
Goal posts (so to speak)
In more ways than ONE.
Now it's what they do OVERHERE'!
DO we post here about every atrocity
that happens in Afghanistan?
Every suicide bombing in Iraq?
NO..
Do I..?
F
NO.
There's the answer-
The goalposts HAVE changed.
Then ..
you consider these terrorists often put in a year or
more preparing to carry out a terrorist attack,
All that goes into making-preparing a bomb,
the planning of .. planting and timing it.
And now THIS..
Just run someone over and hack him to death..
Bring in social media which has now become
A readily available part of all this... All>
' A piece of cake' TO THEIR WAY of thinking.
I don't envy The Prime Minister, for sure!
I feel SO devastated for the dead man's people.
And you wonder why I carry a gun everyday :)
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25970 May 23, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>And you wonder why I carry a gun everyday :)
Well,
We know various people's views 'here' by now.
No use stoking old fires, Denny,
Just for the sake of it.
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25971 May 23, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Not all Muslims are terrorist but nearly all terrorist are Muslim. What other religion kills in the name of God
And .......

Many Muslim groups have already come ot
and condemned what happened yesterday in no uncertain
terms.

“July 2016”

Since: Jun 06

Louth, UK

#25972 May 23, 2013
PFfff wrote:
Grace,
I made the mistake of typing in the story on the internet, first thing I saw was this man holding that poor young mans head.
ive thought about it all nite, and cried for his mother... oh I know all of his family is hurting over this, but as a mom I have often wondered why we bring children in this world...
years ago, I remember worrying if I should have a second child, even back then the world seemed "crazy" and I thought I can't wait for the world to fix itself, all I can do is hope and pray that in some way my offspring will do their part in keeping this place somewhat sane.
now I find myself worrying about my grandchildren - what will it be like years from now.
I want to say something Positive here, I really do, but words fail me, because I don't feel positive - in anything for this world. it shakes ur faith, in everything - even the belief in God - well for me anyway.
the worse part is that I don't even care about that either anymore. and to me THAT is the scary part, when the "outside" world creeps into ur little part of it, u know things are bad..
PFfff.....I realise this was addressed to Grace but....

just to say there have been wars since the beginning of time
but life goes on. It is human nature to produce.

An image comes into my mind as you query your belief in God
and that is a man standing in the rubble of what was once his
home, his neighbourhood, Oklahoma, and with a twinkle in his
eye told the reporter he had always had a great faith in God.
I found that so touching having been dealt such a blow but
unshaken in his belief.

“July 2016”

Since: Jun 06

Louth, UK

#25973 May 23, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
You have a great outlook indeed ..
and .. by expressing your feelings here,
you are a HUGE help..
and sense of hope to others affected in this way -
Folks who may NEVER post here
But -
Who ARE reading.
Consider that.
I think one of the very best things in life
Is having priorities right..
I am older now..
I was 71 on April 13 this year
(Lol.. cannot believe it when I see the number written down)
But,
Like you Tony,
(Tho' YOU are a helluva lot younger)
I think I have my priorities fairly sorted too.
I am not senile- I enjoy reasonable health- apart from a heart condition.
which I take meds for.
Can still take the massive Labrador/collie around!!
which is no mean feat-
AND..
She has made it quote clear that my age or health is NO concern
of hers !! Lol.
I would like to meander on into the mid 70's indeed..
but if I don't..
I've had a fair good shot at it all..
Had a good life .. Have fine memories..
raised two fine sons..
who turned out exactly as I would have wished-
And I have a very handsome 21 yr ..old grandson
To die for!!
(Condition:
As long as he doesn't make me a
Great GrandMa before my time) j/k.. Lol
Life is good..
Been there done all that..
Would love to 'continue'
If the 'Powers that Be ' say YES- Yippeeee
more of that-
.but...
if not -
So be it-
NO regrets. none.
"As long as he doesn't make me a
Great GrandMa before my time) j/k.. Lol"

Is there a right time Grace?

My first Grandchild was born the year I was
38 and recovering from Cancer.
By the age of 40 I had three grandchildren.
We were inseperable and I had them weekends,
holidays, sometimes in rotation, lol, took
them abroard, got taken for being Mum..that
appealed to my vanity! Before long lo and
behold another grandson came along, and you
never saw such handsome boys as my grandsons..
yours excepted of course. lol

Still in my 50's although granted towards the
end of that period, saw my first Great Grandchild
born. The most intelligent, musically gifted
child who walked the Earth!....)

So there you have it...ain't so bad being a GREAT...
and you never know, just may be here to see the next
generation come along.
Although I have 'stepped back' somewhat now to let
the natural grandparents have their time.
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25974 May 23, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
"As long as he doesn't make me a
Great GrandMa before my time) j/k.. Lol"
Is there a right time Grace?
My first Grandchild was born the year I was
38 and recovering from Cancer.
By the age of 40 I had three grandchildren.
We were inseperable and I had them weekends,
holidays, sometimes in rotation, lol, took
them abroard, got taken for being Mum..that
appealed to my vanity! Before long lo and
behold another grandson came along, and you
never saw such handsome boys as my grandsons..
yours excepted of course. lol
Still in my 50's although granted towards the
end of that period, saw my first Great Grandchild
born. The most intelligent, musically gifted
child who walked the Earth!....)
So there you have it...ain't so bad being a GREAT...
and you never know, just may be here to see the next
generation come along.
Although I have 'stepped back' somewhat now to let

the natural grandparents have their time.
Lol

True El,
Bit of a correction needed there by me (:

Before my time. Lol

Most things at this stage are AFTER my time.

Your post was very refreshing.

Funny how you & I coincidentally
Share the musical gift in our
Youuns!!!

And I don't use the word "gift" lightly..

Oddly whilst my grandson is very interested
In music(as most young folks are)
He's not interested in following it as a serious
Career as my sons have very successfully done.

He is very into 'English' and writing
and has a few prizes under his belt for
Poetry.. Most of which he was awarded in
His time in the USA.

Nice how they're all different..
Makes it more interesting.

****

With regard to your other post to me
(& thanks for that one too El)

Yes, the world is so unpredictable today..
I agree the little APRIL JONES case is
mind boggling..
I am following it,
And can hardly believe when he says
He doesn't know what became of her!

Strange times, all told!

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#25975 May 23, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
And .......
Many Muslim groups have already come ot
and condemned what happened yesterday in no uncertain
terms.
That is rare. I ran into a guy and he was telling me about an article he had read about the way culture had changed since he was a young man. He tolde me he didn't have sex with his wife before marriage and he asked me did you? I told him I don't know. What was your wife's maiden name :)

“July”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

‘

#25976 May 23, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>That is rare. I ran into a guy and he was telling me about an article he had read about the way culture had changed since he was a young man. He tolde me he didn't have sex with his wife before marriage and he asked me did you? I told him I don't know. What was your wife's maiden name :)
Ha, H!

“July”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

‘

#25977 May 23, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>That is rare. I ran into a guy and he was telling me about an article he had read about the way culture had changed since he was a young man. He tolde me he didn't have sex with his wife before marriage and he asked me did you? I told him I don't know. What was your wife's maiden name :)
Ha ha! Denny..(:

You devil, you!!!

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