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How old is FVG?
A small notice on the Il Piccolo web-site caught my eye tonight. The headline reads: In FVG (Friuli-Venezia Giulia) the population is showing at ZERO increase -- and in Italy as a whole it is no better. Data released by the Italian Statistical Institute relative...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2015 11:24pm
by Larry Southgate
Pietra miglia (Milestones).
Did you know that driving along some of the minor roads in Italy you quite often can see, at the side of the road, a 'pietra miglia' or as we call them, 'milestones'. This is notable especially alongside the road from Florence to Pisa. But I have just passed my o...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2015 11:17pm
by Larry Southgate
Thomas JP Burke
My father past away in 1999 and ive been going through his service book, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers in Trieste 6/53 to 1/54 and also 7/54 to 11/54 I was just wondering if any member would remember him and could pass on any information they may have, it w...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2015 2:22pm
by shaun burke
Wild Life
Black birds usually nest in the pyracantha right by the back door - and it's handy for them because we put out the crumbled crusts from the cherry pies that we get from the farm shop. As usual, it's been the daddy blackbird who has been feeding the little one, a fema...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2015 7:47pm
by Harry Dixon
Education, education, education.
Great English Language History Lesson Colloquialisms There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial, of course) to be hung. The horse drawn “...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2015 9:32pm
by Larry Southgate
Takes an old'un!
ACK PEW A pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor's family expanded; so would his pay-check. After 6 children, this started to get expens...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2015 10:15pm
by Larry Southgate
Two snippets from the |Il Piccolo web-site page of today Sunday.
Danger on the buses in Istria. In Istria, a 45 year old boy, returning home from school in Carnizza to Castelnuovo d'Arsa, has been bitten by a viper. He was conveyed urgently to hospital in Pola. Anyone who frequents Youtube can find this video taken by Gianc...
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Last Post: May 31, 2015 10:31pm
by Larry Southgate
The stiff Upper lip!
In a train from London to Manchester, an American was berating the Englishman sitting across from him in the compartment. “The trouble with you English is that you are too stuffy. You set yourselves apart too much. You think your stiff upper lip make...
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Last Post: May 26, 2015 10:10pm
by Larry Southgate
You? as well?
ARE WE THE ONES WITH DEMENTIA? ARE WE THE ONES WHO ARE AGING? ONE Recently, I went to McDonald's and I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. 'We don't have half dozen...
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Last Post: May 25, 2015 9:53pm
by Larry Southgate
Takes to to tango
DIVORCE VS. MURDER A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, ‘I would like to buy some cyanide. ' The pharmacist asked, 'Why in the world do you need cyan...
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Last Post: May 25, 2015 9:42pm
by Larry Southgate
Footprints.
Footprints: oooO ( ) Oooo ( ( ) __) ) / (__/ Many people will walk in and out of your life but only a true friend will leave footprints on your computer! Forward this...
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Last Post: May 23, 2015 9:50pm
by Larry Southgate
That's life!
On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of 20 years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only 10 years and I...
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Last Post: May 19, 2015 11:01pm
by Larry Southgate
Just for the over 50's.
Most of our generation of 50+ was HOME SCHOOLED in many ways. 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better p...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 11:25pm
by Larry Southgate
6 Little stories.
6 LITTLE STORIES . Once, all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered but only one boy came with an umbrella. ?? That's FAITH When you throw a baby in...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 11:08pm
by Larry Southgate
Exercise for long life.
The Importance of Walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old To spend an additional 5 months in a nursing Home at £7000 per month. My grandpa started walking Five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 11:00pm
by Larry Southgate
Local Meeting
Our last meeting was very good, with 12 people in attendance, very good considering it was such a wet day. Terry and Irene Crimp came all the way from Brighton, Terry kindly brought the two plaques presented to the Association last year. Photos were taken by Terr...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 5:31pm
by John Barron
50 reasons to read this.
This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio ... "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is...
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Last Post: May 13, 2015 10:12pm
by Larry Southgate
People and things.
When things happen, these days we look for a cause; if crops fail, farmers try to work out what caused it. Was it the weather, lack of fertiliser - or what? Years ago they would have burned a few old ladies living in the village, especially if they owned a cat. It...
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Last Post: May 12, 2015 4:12pm
by Harry Dixon
Sci-fi.
Over the past couple of weeks before I went into hospital, pushing buttons on my remote, I came across a programme called ... "A town called Eureka". It is so bad that it makes you watch the next episode. If you have not seen it yet, look for it on Sky. I don'...
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Last Post: May 11, 2015 10:03pm
by Larry Southgate
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
Bird's Eye View of TRIESTE
Il Piccolo today has a video taken from a drone showing Trieste scenes. Copy and paste: http://video.gelocal.it/ilpiccolo/locale/trieste-vista-dal-drone-video-per-i-lettori-del-piccolo/41038/41144 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
BMH
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
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?
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10150401886453510) 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
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
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