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I will be running our 8th edition of the race this year. It takes place on 11th April, shortly after the Bournemouth AGM and Reunion. It was hoped that mention would have been made in Journal 48 so that the whole membership would know about it, but it was not to be....
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2015 11:55am
Senior citizens - seriously senile.
They're old but still chuckilerously. : Stop Laughing We're All Seniors Garage Door The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zip was down and his fly area wide open. His assistant walked up to him and said, 'This morning when you left you...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2015 8:19pm
by Larry Southgate
I regret to have to announce the passing of Thomas Fisher 321 late of The South Lancashires
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2015 3:30pm
by Roy Boyles
The story of the Conte Verde, Transatlantic liner.
The Story of the Conte Verde. Another little snippet from the history (and also up-to-date history) of Trieste. The following is taken from Il Piccolo© of 19 January written by Claudio Erne`. Conte Verde – 12 million to Lloyd Triestino. At 70 ye...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2015 12:01pm
by Roy Boyles
For members' wives only!!
: The Why's of Men 1. WHY DO MEN BECOME SMARTER DURING SEX? (because they are plugged into a genius) ----------------------------------------------- 2. WHY DON'T WOMEN BLINK DURING SEX? (they don't have enough time) -------------------------------------------...
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2015 8:48pm
by Larry Southgate
You will have noticed that, over the years, the ink tanks in printers have shrunk so that you have to fork out for new ones far more often. They sell you the printer for little but make their money from the ink. I have usually bought mine from Cartridge World because...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2015 10:11pm
by Larry Southgate
Ink Pt 2
Although I've only installed one cartridge so far, the magenta, I 'm happy with the results. Back to memories of school: Dave you rose to be ink monitor, then. Surely that's the equivalent of RSM - or in your case, (would it be?) SSM. I don't remember the drea...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2015 8:02pm
by Harry Dixon
Gourmet corner.
French Onion Soup. For our silent majority, call your wives to your shoulder and show her this. Have a different kind of soup instead of one of those out of a tin. Ingredients : 500g of onions. 1 litre of good beef broth, 60g of butter, 2 spoonfuls of flour, &...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2015 11:42am
by Dave 796 RAF
It's a hap hap happy day!!
FW: Why I like retirement n: When is a retiree's bedtime? Answer: Three hours after they fall asleep in the recliner . Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb? Answer: Only one but it might take all day. Question: What's the biggest...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2015 9:22pm
by Larry Southgate
Larry's Prescription
Read one only per day. Have a good chuckle week! Oldies but good The Jewish Elbow… A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife. "You come to the front door of the apartments. I am in apart...
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2015 9:02pm
by Larry Southgate
A snippet of the history of Trieste.
The photo at the head of the Index Page was the lead photo in an article on the web-site of Il Piccolo© and headed a most interesting record of what happened at the end of World War 1 when Italy was awarded the city of Trieste as a prize for its part in the war...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2015 10:42pm
by Larry Southgate
Is it a bird? Is it a cloud?
This photograph, which appears on the January page of the Calendar of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, is of a cloud seen in Victoria. It is described by the met people as "lenticular". Well they have to be scientific but does it really look to anybody like a le...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2015 9:10pm
by Larry Southgate
Interviews of members for Academic research - University of York
Dear All, I would like to get in touch with the head of the organisation, and with the members. I am a PhD candidate, also teaching, at the University of York, UK. I was born in Trieste, Italy. I would like to discuss the possibility to interview the members of...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2015 8:20pm
by Larry Southgate
A Welcome Visitor
A photo taken this morning from the bathroom window. This portly but elegant gent has very wisely been lying low in my garden and next door and so has managed to avoid being blasted to bits by the tossers in tweeds who infest the woods and fields in the area trying t...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2015 12:47pm
by Harry Dixon
Start the year with a smile.
Senior Humour Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember .. Later that night, while watch...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2015 10:03pm
by Larry Southgate
Always be careful what you ask for!
KING ARTHUR AND THE OLD UGLY WOMAN Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighbouring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2015 9:51pm
by Larry Southgate
A belated New Year greeting!!
Welcome to 2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!! WELCOME to 2015: • Our Phones – Wireless • Cooking – Fireless • Cars – Keyless • Food – Fatless • Tires –Tubeless • Dress – Sleeveless &#...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2015 9:59pm
by Larry Southgate
Women always have the answer
A farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home. On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2015 9:36pm
by Larry Southgate
Epiphany - La Befana.
Today, 6 January, in Trieste (and the rest of Italy most probably) is the day of the Befana. Epifania = Epiphany. In Trieste, the children are very fortunate. In December, they have San Nicolo, (in Trieste generally about 12 December) when they get given gifts,...
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2015 10:40pm
by Larry Southgate
Lorenzo's Questionnaire.
Good afternoon to all members that log on.I have received a letter from Lorenzo sending His thanks to the eight members who completed His Questionnaire .As most of you did not write their address on the envelope He could not thank you personally so he asked me to pa...
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2015 2:47pm
by Roland
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2014 10:33pm
by Larry Southgate
Problems, problems, problems.
Subject: FW: The Catholic couple Being very religious the young couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: could they possibly get married in Heaven? When...
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2014 11:42pm
by Larry Southgate
Merry Xmas goodwill to all ????
Then, Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more. He went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where. When he b...
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2014 10:51pm
by Larry Southgate
Guido Rosignoli
Our friend, Selvino Ceschia has been in touch and has sent Larry information about Guido's widow who lives in Farnham. Selvino recently asked his son-in-law who works near London, managing an Italian resyaurant, to visit Guido's widow who is in poor health. Guido sta...
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2014 10:23am
by Harry Dixon
Good Morning all – and here we go with Chapter 4 of this never ending saga of tales from North Wales. It was taking so long to scroll down through Chapter 3 it was obviously time to start another chapter. The finer weather began to lose its grip during the wee...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2014 10:01am
by Dave 796 RAF
The Best of Times......
Christmas can be just that and there are so many good things associated with it that it's worth it not to let it be spoiled by all the tawdry commercialism that seems to come with it these days. It all kicked of in early October so it's not surprising that there's a...
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2014 6:10pm
by bernard evans
Neo-fascists in FVG.
A blitz against neofascist terrorists: arrests executed in Fruili Venezia Giulia. 14 persons have been arrested: all together 44 persons under investigation in many Italian provinces, amongst which are Gorizia and Udine. Some of those under investigation were pl...
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2014 10:47pm
by Larry Southgate
The D- Day Dodgers
It's just 70 years since Lady Astor (is said to have) described the troops fighting in the Italian Campaign as "the d-day dodgers". This great song, full of irony, if not bitterness, refers to their being "always on the vino" and always on the spree". They are the 8t...
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2014 7:27pm
by Harry Dixon
I'm too mean to send a card.
As the subject heading says, I'm too poor and mean to send a card to everyone so: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND MORE PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2015 TO ALL MEMBERS.
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2014 9:59pm
by Larry Southgate
A puzzle for Christmas!
Here's something to get your heads going the day after Boxing Day. Start your brains working again about other things than left-over turkey, pudding and mince pies. It's all about the local sunrise and set and moonrise and set in Trieste. I'll put a few translati...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2014 9:55pm
by Larry Southgate
Betfor Journal
To all the members that have e mailed me and phoned me saying how much they enjoy the Journal. I think we must give Geoff Fleet our Chairman a big vote of thanks for producing a first rate publication. We have successfully sent a copy to member in South Africa by e m...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2014 1:42pm
by Roland
THREE DAYS IN TRIESTE..... Don't miss ir !!
Il Piccolo carries this link to an amateur video. The backing music is provided by flying elephant - honest; it says so. Warning - it starts with an advert but stay with it; you can exercise your Italian and it doesn't last long:
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Last Post: Dec 20, 2014 4:00pm
by Harry Dixon
Following delivery of Journal 48 this week I have so far received 6 replies. 4 with email addresses different to the ones I already hold and 2 brand new ones. Are there any more lurking out there ? I still cannot believe we have such a small percentage who can co...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2014 10:08pm
by Roy Boyles
Forthcoming Christmas Dinner in Suffolk.
So far eighteen Members are booked in,for our annual Christmas Dinner at the Rushbrooke Arms Sicklesmere,near Bury St Edmunds, sit down 12-30hrs. We are still going strong despite the ailments Pains,and Old Age creeping on us. It is being held this year, on Thur...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2014 11:51am
Catholic Gasoline.
Catholic Gasoline! SISTER MARY ANN'S GASOLINE Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting home bound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, or as the Lord would provide, a gasoline station was ju...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2014 10:08pm
by Larry Southgate
Embarrassing Moments
One of the advantages of age is that I care less so I things that might have mad my toes curl years ago now only make me smile. Two incidents concern my hat. I always wear a hat on the doc's recommendation because I'm as bald as a coot and I once had solar keratoses...
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2014 11:34pm
by Larry Southgate
Just reporting
Hi Roy Boyles Just obeying the suggestion in the current Journal. Both Ted Dobbs and I will be at the A,G.M. Sadly, I don't have an'er indoors these days, but Ted does, so we will be driving there. Thankfully no boats are involved! Regards Roy Walter
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2014 2:48pm
by Roy Walter
Senility has many forms!
There are 4 questions. Don't miss one. 1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down. The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put the...
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2014 9:31pm
by Larry Southgate
Go to the Il Piccolo web-site for a view of the latest P&O Cruise ship called the Brittania. She has just finished her speed trials in the Adriatic. This is a huge beast built by Fincantiere in Monfalcone. There is a short video of her returning to port in Monf...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2014 10:21pm
by Larry Southgate
Christmas ?
Subject: Xmas Health & Safety All employees planning to dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are advised that a Risk Assessment will be required addressing the safety of an open sleigh for members of the...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2014 9:58pm
by Larry Southgate
"NATIONAL SERVICE" - Conscription in Britain 1945-1963" By Richard Vinen published by the Penguin Group in 2014. Richard Vinen is Professor of History at King's College, London and as you would expect, this is a scholarly piece of work ; it is also eminently reada...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2014 7:18pm
by Harry Dixon
Well, Autumn seems to have been going on for a while - and there's been many a day when it's been like summer - but today, although bright and almost cloudless, the air has been cold. Yesterday I dug out all the pelargoniums from their pots and tubs, repotted them in...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2014 3:25pm
by Roland
Needed Urgently in Tractor Boy County
I have been reminded this evening that those ruddy Rams are sticking to top spot of the Championship,thus keeping the Tractor Boys in second position. As we have not heard much from the only Rams Supporter,maybe he is in shock at the turn of events,or worrying the...
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Last Post: Dec 10, 2014 3:47pm
Say Goodbye to Rossetti Barracks!
From Il Piccolo web-site today. The State Property Office cedes the barracks in Via Rossetti. Tuesday next will see the signing of an agreement with the Regional and City Councils. An ample public space is destined to be created in place of what used to be the...
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Last Post: Dec 10, 2014 3:24pm
Onions and Christmas Trees.
Onions and Christmas Trees A family is at the dinner table. The son asks his father, 'Dad, how many kinds of boobs are there? The father, surprised, answers, 'Well, son, there are three kinds of boobs: In her 20's, a woman's are like melons, round and...
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Last Post: Dec 9, 2014 10:40pm
by Larry Southgate
Thursday's Southampton Meeting
No sign of me being called in for the operation on my foot so I shall be at our meeting on Thursday (11th)at the Encore PH Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a good 2015 may it be kind to you
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2014 4:45pm
by Roy Walter
And God Looked down.
And God Looked Down upon Seniors. . . . Most seniors never get enough exercise. So in his wisdom God decreed that seniors would become forgetful that they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things misplaced and so do some walking. And God Look...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2014 10:53pm
by Larry Southgate
All you need to know about the sea.
Small Children Writing About the Ocean.... All You Need To Know The next time you take an oceanography course, you will be totally prepared. 1. This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles.(Kelly, age 6 ) 2. Oysters' balls are called pearls. (Jer...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2014 9:05pm
by Larry Southgate
The Free? Territory of Trieste - 2014.
It appears that the questions over the legality of the Peace Treaty that gave the city of Trieste back to Italy is coming under the spotlights again after all these years. There has been some political in-fighting in the Movement in Trieste and so far they have n...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2014 5:54pm
by Larry Southgate
Geoff Calcutt
Hello, I am trying to find any info, pictures or colleagues of my late father Geoff Calcutt who served in Trieste during 1946 and 1947 I believe. From what I remember from conversations with my father, he was in Montgomery Barracks and was serving in either the Signa...
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Last Post: Dec 4, 2014 6:40pm
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