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Happy, happy happy times??
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY…….. How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? Why does a...
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Last Post: May 10, 2015 9:51pm
by Larry Southgate
So what?
GOOD LUCK! this is the only time you will see this phenomenon in your life! August, in 2015, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years. The Chinese call it ' Silver pockets full'. So, send this...
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Last Post: May 8, 2015 10:16pm
by Larry Southgate
Childhood memories
Hello, I was in Trieste with my father, then WO2 McColl of the Suffolk Regt. We lived in the Devonshire Hotel (I think) and I had chicken pox over the Coronation ! Lasting memory is being woken up in the middle of the night and being bundled into coaches to...
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Last Post: May 7, 2015 4:52pm
by Ian McColl
Larry himself
Hi everyone, I am Larry's daughter hijacking his computer. Larry is at present in hospital suffering from pneumonia. He has been in hospital for almost a week and is making progress. This message is to mainly just inform you in case you have sent him an email, et...
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Last Post: May 6, 2015 10:35pm
by Larry Southgate
Bird's Eye View of TRIESTE
Il Piccolo today has a video taken from a drone showing Trieste scenes. Copy and paste: While you have Il Piccolo on your screen, look for the photos of...
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Last Post: May 4, 2015 2:37pm
by Harry Dixon
Yes the race is almost here again. Most of it in Morthern Italy this time but not near TS. The first stages are all in LIGURIA The Italian NW coast area. Stage one a team time trial at SAN REMO on Saturday 9th May
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Last Post: May 4, 2015 11:07am
by Roy Boyles
UFO and Aliens.
The other day I came across this programme on Sky: ALIEN fILES -- UNSEALED. It was on Channel 531 - H2. Made the hair on my neck stand up.
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2015 12:09am
by Charlene Perciva...
Have your say about your pet peeves and things that upset you. A limit of 2 on any single post. Perhaps give DG first bite when he does his next Sunday morning piece.
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2015 9:56am
by Kom Pewter Aktiv...
Afraid of flying?
An air-traffic control tower suddenly lost communication with a small twin engine aircraft. A moment later the tower land line rang and was answered by one of the employees. The passenger riding with the pilot who lost communications was on a cellular phone and...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2015 4:28pm
by Larry Southgate
It just occurred to me while reading Dave's review of the week that the election is less than 3 weeks away. Perhaps next week he may tell us about how it is looking in the Lloyd George country. More to the point here is that we may have one or two readers who were e...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2015 12:02pm
by Roy Boyles
The draw for horses is on Thursday morning and the result will appear here later that day. The majority of the horses owners were at the AGM in Bournemouth a few weeks ago. If you read this and want to take part respond QUICKLY.
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2015 10:28pm
by Larry Southgate
Visit to Trieste in September.
Good morning all.If you are interested in a visit to Trieste we have four members so far.Should any one else wish to go please phone me. Regards Roland.
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2015 10:33am
by Roland
Message for Larry Southgate To Larry and anyone will receive emails from him (please inform him), I received an email from "you", informing me that you went to Ukraine, lost all you money and documents and ask me...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2015 10:21pm
by Charlene Perciva...
A Cunning Plan
My best garden crop, year on year, is moss. Over the forty plus years we've lived here I've tried various remedies but came to the conclusion some years ago that trying to kill it off was a waste of time. After all, it's green and short - just like the grass I want b...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2015 12:11pm
by Harry Dixon
Senior citizens quiz.
I'm only sending this to the brightest of my elderly friends This test will keep that dreaded disease that effects your memory at bay! New Senior's Exam, you only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass. 1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2015 10:28pm
by Larry Southgate
Just for golfers.
How men and women record things in their diaries... Wife's Diary: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact tha...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2015 10:05pm
by Larry Southgate
And talking of lawns.........
Subject: Fw: GOD & LAWN CARE HOW STUPID ARE WE MUNDANE EARTHLINGS You will chuckle as you read this ..... Because as stupid as it may sound, this is exactly what we do! GOD to ST. FRANCIS: Frank, ... You know all about gardens and nature. What in t...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2015 9:53pm
by Larry Southgate
He said to her - she said to him.
1 He said to me . ... . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it I said to him .... . . You wear pants don't you? 2 He said to me ... . ......... Shall we try swapping positions tonight? I said to him .. That's a good idea - you s...
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2015 10:33pm
by Larry Southgate
How does one join?
Hello All I'm not an ex serviceman, but the son of a Triestine- Diulio Picek- born in '38 and who grew up near the Montebello barracks. He recalls being thrown chewing gum over the wall. Well, I collect postcards of Trieste and have many thousands. I am hampered...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2015 4:27pm
by Harry Dixon
Photos of 1st Northants, Trieste 50-51
I have submitted my father's army photos from 1950-51 to the Northants photo gallery. I know absolutely nothing about my father's time in the army beyond what I read written on the back of the photos. Maybe someone will recognise loved ones in the group shots....
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2015 12:51pm
by Robert Simpson
Italian politico/crooner dead.
There is an announcement tonight on the wires that the ex-premier of Italy Berlusconi died today at 1846 hrs. Watch the news and neswpapers tomorrow.
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2015 10:25pm
by Larry Southgate
Don't tell everyone!!
I spend a lot of time doing nothing except watching the telly and getting absolutely fed up to the teeth with all the adverts on ITV. I might just have discovered how to watch programmes on ITV without getting all the adverts. I have enjoyed immensely watching Do...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2015 9:46pm
by Larry Southgate
The Easter Bunny.
HAPPY EASTER A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit Jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the Rabbit jumps right in front of the car. The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2015 9:13pm
by Larry Southgate
Recycling - the "green thing" Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and e...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2015 10:37pm
by Larry Southgate
It's the way I tell 'em!
Ole, while far from being a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. His fame grew & soon people from all over the country were coming to Minnesota to have portraits done. One day, a stretch limo pulled up to his house. Inside was a beautiful woman, who...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2015 9:23pm
by Larry Southgate
Careful how you shampoo your hair!
Finally an email worth reading. Hope this is helpful. DO NOT shampoo your hair in the shower as the shampoo runs down your body when you are rinsing off your hair . . . I'm so relieved to finally get a health warning that is useful! This IS A WARNING to all o...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2015 11:11pm
by Larry Southgate
Search for budding authors.
Just had an idea as to how we could pass the time. Let's see if we can write a detective story. Main protagonist Detective Inspector Rhodes. Helped by a Detective Sergeant Bob Walton. Here's the start of the first chapter. Anybody got any ideas of how to c...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2015 10:50pm
by Larry Southgate
Insulta un uomo di colore sul bus,
Another item in today's Il Piccolo Again it's fairly clear what it's about but here are a few of the words: 'Ingiuriato pesamente' = seriously injured; 'Diversi utenti hanno chiamato" = Several passengers have rung; 'accaduto' - attack; 'senza alcun' = without any...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2015 7:48pm
by Harry Dixon
Chilli competition judging.
New Mexico Chili Cook-off If you can read this whole story without laughing, then there's no hope for you. I was crying by the end. This is an actual account as relayed to paramedics at a chili cook-off in New Mexico . Note: Please take time to read thi...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2015 10:42pm
by Larry Southgate
For all over 60.
Q:Where can single men over the age of 60 find younger women who are interested in them? A:Try a bookstore, under Fiction. Q:What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause? A:Keep busy. If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2015 10:15pm
by Larry Southgate
Rob Brydon likes her - but she's ugly
Rob is doing a series of adverts for this "ship". You may have seen them. In the adverts you don't see the ship fro this angle; "Britannia" is photographed from low down in front of the bow so you see the ship bit but not the block of flats parched on top. She's i...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2015 9:33am
by Dave 796 RAF
Good morning and a very happy New Year to you and yours.
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2015 9:25am
by Dave 796 RAF
Worried about growing old?
Remember these points.................. Number 9 - Death is the number one killer in the world. Number 8 - Life is sexually transmitted. Number 7 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. Number 6 - Men have two emot...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2015 10:00pm
by Larry Southgate
The British Military Hospital has, in its time, successively been the Austrian, Italian and German Military Hospital. Il Piccolo reports that it has now been refurbished as accommodation for students at the University.
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2015 8:01pm
by Harry Dixon
Infamy! Infany!
They do seem to have got it in for me. In spite of my seven bird-feeders! I reported some time ago that one of 'em had shat on my hat - leaving a bleached stain which won't come out - well one of that coterie has now shat on my jacket. Admittedly it's an ancient Barb...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2015 10:46am
by Dave 796 RAF
A few Irish jokes.
FW: THESE JOKES ARE FAMILY RATED. Why Irish eyes are full of .........laughter!! 1. Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. I...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2015 11:58pm
by Larry Southgate
Will this work for me? Try it! You won't be disappointed.
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2015 11:47pm
by Larry Southgate
You better believe it!
THE NICE MAN BECAME IMPATIENT A man was riding a bus, minding his own business, when the gorgeous woman next to him started to breast-feed her baby. The baby wouldn't take it, so she said, "Come on sweetie, eat it all up or I'll have to give it to this nice man...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2015 11:07pm
by Larry Southgate
A senior citizen's lament.
THIS SUMS IT UP! I love this one and it’s so very true It's a different world now, sometimes I wish we could live our lives over again but perhaps change it a little. But we can't so we have to just get out there & enjoy it . And I'm enjoying my a...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2015 11:38pm
by Larry Southgate
Falso alarme bomba al Tribunale di Trieste
It doesn't need translating. Il Piccolo today carries photos and a video of an occurrence immediately opposite the old TSO building at 21 Via Coroneo. The bomb disposal squad was called to deal with a suspected car-bomb parked outside the Tribunale, (sometimes ca...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2015 3:25pm
by Harry Dixon
Good morning all Great to see all my old friends again, i enjoyed every minute of our time together once more,hope you all did the same and had a sate journey home. Gordon 289
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2015 7:12pm
by Roy Boyles
Getting Old is not too bad!
WHEN YOU'RE OLD YOU DON'T MOVE FAST ANYMORE. CALL THE POLICE - WHEN YOU'RE OLD, AND YOU DON'T MOVE FAST ANYMORE. George Phillips, an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in th...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2015 9:52pm
by Larry Southgate
A novel way to married happiness.
It is important for all men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When this becomes apparent, try not to yell at them. Some are over sensitive, and there's nothing w...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2015 11:34pm
by Larry Southgate
How to decide to get married.
Who to Marry? Good one These kids have it figured out HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids) Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. Alan, a...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2015 9:39pm
by Larry Southgate
Obviously not Ryanair!
Subject: How to handle Belligerence. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM? This happened at a New York Airport. This is hilarious. I wish I had the guts of this girl. An award should go to the United Airlines gate agent in New York for being smart and funny, wh...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2015 11:33pm
by Larry Southgate
Ding dong bell.
Old Butch Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2015 11:05pm
by Larry Southgate
Liverpudlians are really lovely!
For the benefit of my non-British visitors to this forum, a Scouser, or Liverpudlian, is someone who comes from Liverpool. It's just a bit of fun- no insults intended. Why We Love Scousers! ( LIVERPUDLIANS ) A Liverpool girl goes to the welfare office...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2015 10:08pm
by Larry Southgate
Change of Date for Southampton Meeting
Due to the Election I have decided to change the date of the next meeting at the Encore from 7th May to the 14th May. I hope this will be convenient for those who are likely to attend. I'd like to add my congratulations to the Committee for a great AGM. I was ni...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2015 5:47pm
by John Barron
Southampton area members' meeting
John Barron has sent me a number of photographs of the group meeting at The Encore, Southampton. This is one; the others are in the Betfor Association album:
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2015 4:24pm
by Harry Dixon
I've had the same problem travelling overseas!!
It can only be South African home affairs... I recently met a Chinese man and his name was Sipho Mthethwa and I asked: "How did you ever get a name like Sipho Mthethwa, being a Chinese man?" "Many, many years ago when come to this country, was stand in line at...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2015 12:05am
by Larry Southgate
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