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MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 17:11

Pentille, that notice says Eat kids free, in the words of a great comic, "do you like kids" "yes but I could not eat a whole one" and how I wished at times.

Frank.

Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 17:01

Tina Poet's Laureate have to create to order and on that point I doubt I would even want the job, it has to pour out as did this one after watching SCD.

Dream On.

 Head on pillow perchance to dream
In my head I am setting the lovely scene
Moon like a glitter ball hangs on high
Surrounded by stars in the distant sky.

 The Locarno's and Palais dance halls of old
Those wondrous places all vermilion and gold
Live band with its leader dressed to the nines
Raised baton keeping all in perfect time.

 The announcement is made for the next dance
Look around the hall with questioning glance
There is Karen and Heather Lilia too
Which beautiful Lady is the one for you.

 Looking around you really can't choose
Cherie Lisa Ola Flavia Erin you muse
Smiling you say could I please have this dance
In the back of your mind the thought of romance

 The time passes away as you dance with them all
The New Zealand Heather and Heather Small
With Karen and Lilia Erin Ola you hop
The Samba the Waltz and a bit of bebop.

 The night passes as the sun starts to beam
You awake with a shock it was only a dream
On Saturday night the SCD you view
Forget their partners they are dancing with you.

 I wish, Frank. Not Browning but who cares.

 

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:42

G/G, think of the changes in our lifetime, how we all wanted change, it took time but we got there so who says change must stop because we are satisfied.
All the stuff we threw out after the war and the need for new and modern, that stuff we did sling is now worth a fortune because people want it, to them it is twee and up to date?
Town centres are gone unless we get a transport system (Trams) from door to town and back, that would bring the Town centres back to life or move the masses of people they moved from town centres back again, that is happening very slowly, will the shops catch up?
My Grandchildren have far differing needs to us older generations and they will progress into a world we would be lost in, as long as I can live my life out in peace and some tranquility then so be it.
Frank.

Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:29

Tina you said it from the heart and that is what counts in poetry, it is how you feel what you think and it flows. Of course poetry buffs who dot the I's and cross the T's will say we are both naff, I say who cares about what they think, words straight onto paper with feeling beats all the correct prose ever written.

Frank.

Forum names

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:23

Mummy Muddy Paws, probably a Scammel as the Antar with its twelve cylinder detuned Merlin a Meteor was indeed a beast but came later, we also had Diamond "T"s.
Germany was the place for adventure and often when clearing a mobile workshop tank park any one who could drive Officers included would line up and away to Fallingbostel or where ever, no observer up top but we could raise the seat so your head was out.
Hamburg could be a bit wild at times and we had to rescue lads now and again as the bent local police and bar staff tried to roll them, had a couple of run ins stopping that.
A run in with some of those silly youngsters impersonating Nazi's trying to frighten the girls in our local watering hole, they thought all the village men at a football match and did not bank on us arriving, it got a bit bloody and somehow they got broken windscreens no idea how that happened. it got us free drinks when the village men came home. I did have some wonderful times and met some very good friends who had once been enemies, that is life.

Frank.

Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:58

Ryan, it all counts limericks rhyming or none rhyming verse you get into a flow and soon you will be up there with Browning Wordsworth and who knows even Shakespeare get cracking on the plays.

Tina yes I had you in mind and it was gold stars, from the cry of "I cannot possibly do that to I cannot possibly stop doing that" took how long a week was it?
I hope it stirs some of those who also think it is not them to get cracking.

Frank.

Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 14:33

 

How about starting a poetry thread for people who would describe their garden or anything else in verse. We did this on another board and people said I am no good at that and within a week you could not get a word in.

 My garden is my refuge the place I go to hide,
From phones cold callers and others I cannot abide
With fork and spade a trowel hoe and barrow
I patrol the paths some broad some narrow

Prodding poking dead head an odd weed
Everything done slowly no need for speed
The tweeting of birds the humming of bees
The soft waft of scent on a murmuring breeze

Away from the mad rush continuous bustle
Listening to the leaves as they gently rustle
The constant rush Diaries always full
Remind me of china shops and a very mad bull

 My garden my refuge I am at peace with the world
Finished the combat the flags are all furled
A seat in a corner that sheltered and bright
Dream of the past will my tomato's miss the blight.

 I am starting you off with my lousy doggerel knowing there are some real poets out there lets hear it.

Frank

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:59

Tina, I would say your confidence has returned in your writings they certainly do not look like those of a trembling Virgin (That does not sound quite right but hey ho it is down now).
Our Town centre is pretty bleak now, it needs to change use as it did 200 years ago from a residential High Street to a shopping centre, it already had a large market. The people at the time raised H@#@, they did not want shops among their posh town houses. Now we have the opposite they do not want the shops to close yet shop on line or at the large out of town places.
Time does not stand still as habits change and to me the changes are irreversible then so will town centres. Our own local get anything shop has just closed down, I did frequent it often but as the owner said "I cannot live on selling one packet of nails per day"  such is life as we knew it changing course.

My Ham is smelling lovely as it cooks in the oven, lunch will be later today because of the hour.

Frank.

Forum names

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:41

Mummy Muddy Paws this is turning into a love in, most soldiers I knew would much rather make love than war although at times it was hard to tell the difference.
I started life in the Durham light Infantry because that was what I wanted, I loved it. Along came a directive from the MOD any soldier who had engineering skills would transfer to REME as from yesterday, the REME was being expanded into a Corps to repair all things army. I fought it but lost to be cast adrift in a sea of "Oh not another Boilermaker we have millions of them" and became the pet of all the General Duties S/Majors because next to the the REME lads I was polished gleamed and straight as a ramrod. Being held up as an icon got me into some good battles, as I was a boxer it also got rid of a lot of my aggressive disappointment at ending up in that situation, the PT instructor took me aside and said "just hurt them a bit don't kill them, yet".
Asked yet again is there anything else you can do I said yes I drive, my Father had his own trucks so driving and repair I had grown up with. "Why the hell did you not say so" not many men joined up with driving skills and the army trained drivers had left in droves at the end of the war, there was a shortage, ten minutes in a 1936 Leyland Hippo and I had a licence and was out on the road in the ration truck.
They then discovered that stripping engines and things were born into me and I was off on the slippery slope to my final WO1 position.
Believe it when I say my present soft attitude to life was not always the case, questions were asked as to whether I had issued from parents or solid rock, you do not reach high rank being a wilting lily.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 10:44

Fairygirl/Daughter, I was on the school run for a long while and would quote Alfred lord Tennyson to myself, the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Idiots to the right of me
Idiots to the left of me
Idiots in front of me argued and chuntered
Driving through curse and gesture
Waving of arms and "God bless yer"
Into the school run of death
Drove Gallant Grand-pop.

I was actually a white van man from being 64 to giving up at 66 and did Stockton to London three times a week as well as many places in Scotland between whiles. Down and back in a day, right on every speed limit the very latest vans and vast amount of expensive gear in back. Friday I drove to the Vale of York, Motorway and spot on 70 alone on they inside lane as the queued to pass in the outside lanes.
My eye's better than my Daughters they ask me to thread needles for them and that without glasses, I will know when it is time to give up driving as I knew when it was time to hand in my HGV licence, old people are not idiots, probably why we also gave up the school run apart from Grandson now walking to school with his mates he prefers to.

Frank, Sorry another long rant "err" I love them.

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