Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29659 Sep 1, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Thank You indeed, El.
You were right, you know,
About Seamus Heaney,
Everyone said, apart from his great talent
he was a lovely man.
I agree with your choice El,
and a very popular choice it is.
This too, is worth reading, very moving
account of when his father died..
*********
"Mid-Term Break"
by Seamus Heaney
*****
'Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.
In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
and Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.
The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
when I came in, and I was embarrassed
by old men standing up to shake my hand
And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
away at school, as my mother held my hand
in hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.
Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
and candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
for the first time in six weeks. Paler now,
wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.
no gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.
A four foot box, a foot for every year.'
How incredibly moving...thankyou Grace for posting this
one, what a gift he had. Learning more about him I
see he was a remarkable man in many ways. A huge loss
for Ireland and the world.

Vee

“Man Of Every Hour”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#29660 Sep 1, 2013
Happeeeeeeeeeeeee SINday to one and all. El, Grace, and whoever else followed him, I am sorry for the loss of David Frost. I never liked him but he is well known for his Nixon interview and he also was totally in love with Dianne Caroll. He was a good commentator. I posted this on my celebrity thread to pay lasting tribute.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29661 Sep 1, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Need to be very careful using the word 'cult' when
making typos,
H! ha ha!
(j/k)
LOL you are so spot on :)

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29662 Sep 1, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
How incredibly moving...thankyou Grace for posting this
one, what a gift he had. Learning more about him I
see he was a remarkable man in many ways. A huge loss
for Ireland and the world.
Good morning El. I have been watching a program called Air Aces. A Lancaster Bomber crewman received the VC for walking out on a wing at 20,000 feet to try to put out an engine fire. Can you believe the courage that took?

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29663 Sep 1, 2013
Vee wrote:
Happeeeeeeeeeeeee SINday to one and all. El, Grace, and whoever else followed him, I am sorry for the loss of David Frost. I never liked him but he is well known for his Nixon interview and he also was totally in love with Dianne Caroll. He was a good commentator. I posted this on my celebrity thread to pay lasting tribute.
Good morning Vee. Have a great day :)

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#29664 Sep 1, 2013
Hi Lady Eleanor...
Just passin' through..
I know you didn't forgit... ;)
Sending you all my best...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

Waves to all the Good Folks who visit Lady El's Kitchen.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29665 Sep 1, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I read somewhere that jordan wold be one of those trying to stop what is happening in syria. Conflicting opinions, or?
I read that the ARAB LEAGUE is meeting to figure out how to handle the Syria issue ... interesting ....

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29666 Sep 1, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>look at a map
proximity has little to do with anything .. some neighhours are best of friends, others are bitter enemies ...

I just heard the Arab League is meeting to determine how to deal with this situation ...
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29667 Sep 1, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>proximity has little to do with anything .. some neighhours are best of friends, others are bitter enemies ...
I just heard the Arab League is meeting to determine how to deal with this situation ...
good god man

do you know who hamas and hezbollah are?

start here
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/08/28...

Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29668 Sep 2, 2013
Good Morning All....

yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.

But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.

When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.

Don't you think?

“Maytime”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#29669 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning All....
yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.
But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.
When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.
Don't you think?
I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..

Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...

But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)

Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..

but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem

'Death the Leveller'>

"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29670 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning All....
yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.
But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.
When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.
Don't you think?
Good morning El. For the most part I think we make our way in life by the choices we make. We are responsible for our own success or failure.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29671 Sep 2, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..
Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...
But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)
Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..
but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem
'Death the Leveller'>
"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"
Good morning Grace. It rained last night but it is so hot it is steamy out

Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29672 Sep 2, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..
Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...
But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)
Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..
but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem
'Death the Leveller'>
"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"
Thank you Grace...

as William Shakespear wrote.."a man is a man for all that"..

or was it Robert Burns?...:)

Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29673 Sep 2, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. For the most part I think we make our way in life by the choices we make. We are responsible for our own success or failure.
'Morning Denny...

I was over on the coast earlier, sat by the sea for a while and it was sunny and quite hot....makes the Winter shorter this warm September weather.

Happy Labor Day Den.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#29674 Sep 2, 2013
GOOD AFTERNOON LADY EL/MADAME GRACE.LADIES & GENTS of the REALM
kit krue
Krypteia

Pevensey, UK

#29675 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Thankyou Krypteia...as I hope the same for your own son.
On another subject, the travellers you mentioned were in the
newspaper yesterday, it shown them prked up on the park, and
how they had driven over pavements and so on so that the Council
ha to let them through. Pity that, as had they broken down railings, there would have been grounds to evict.
Hope your Aunt had no bother.
Evening El,my aunt had no problems so alls well,but yes they got moved on ended up in Brighton,they let them in because of that bloody health and safety rubbish thanks to the useless brain dead Green Party,thick as pig shit that lot,now they will have a nightmare trying to move them on,the mind boggles it really doe's..The Green Party should stick to hugging trees and saving badgers then trying to run a council..

Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29676 Sep 2, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Evening El,my aunt had no problems so alls well,but yes they got moved on ended up in Brighton,they let them in because of that bloody health and safety rubbish thanks to the useless brain dead Green Party,thick as pig shit that lot,now they will have a nightmare trying to move them on,the mind boggles it really doe's..The Green Party should stick to hugging trees and saving badgers then trying to run a council..
Evening Krypt...I take it you don't have much regard for the
Green Party then? lol It's a dead loss though when the taxpayer
has to pick up the bill for other people's life choices I agree.
Glad peace is restored anyway.
Was watching Gareth Bale's welcome at Madrad earlier, felt quite
proud don't know why, it shown some of his past goals and no doubt how brilliant a player he is, something that a Welsh boy is the
most expensive football player in the world. Huge loss for your team but I hope he does well at Madrid anyway.
Can you believe how unlucky Rooney has been lately?!

Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29677 Sep 2, 2013
tallyho wrote:
GOOD AFTERNOON LADY EL/MADAME GRACE.LADIES & GENTS of the REALM
kit krue
Evening Sir Tally...wondering..is it today that they hold the parades?

Since: Jun 06

Coventry, UK

#29678 Sep 2, 2013
Today would have been BILL SHANKLY'S 100th Birthday.

He was a former manager of Liverpool Football Club and there is a statue of him outside the ground at
Anfield with the words 'he made people happy'.

Here are some of his quotes..

----------

"For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared
to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side."

----------

On one of Liverpools European trips, he was filling in the hotel registration form
where he wrote Football for occupation and Anfield for the address.

"Sir, said the receptionist, you need to fill in where you live.
"Lady", he replied, "in Liverpool there is only one address that matters and that is where I live."

----------

"Of course I didn't take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present.
It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway,
it was Rochdale reserves."

----------

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very
disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more
important than that."

----------

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
an advantage, then he should be."

----------

"If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains."

----------

To Tommy Smith, who tried to explain that his bandaged knee was injured:

"Take that bandage off. And what do you mean
about YOUR knee? It's Liverpool's knee!"

----------

To the journalist suggesting Liverpool were in difficulties:

"Ay, here we are with problems at the top of the league."

----------

To a translator, when being surrounded by gesticulating Italian journalists:

"Just tell them I completely disagree with
eveything they say"

++++++++++

"Although I am a Scot...I would be proud to all myself a Scouser"

++++++++++

If you are looking down Mr. Shankly, you would have loved last night's match. Liverpool beat Manchester United 1-0.
Deservedly so...and that's from a Man U fan!

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