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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 25 Aug 2010 07:13 
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Awwwwwwwwwwww Brian that is great. even though i was born in te 50's. i still see the in my memories some of the same things, mind you i never heard swearing like that, Ya Tike! ya deserved arse smacked :rofl: :rofl:



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Good telling, Brian. Few people understand what life was like after the war - great story about the road being used as fuel!



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Great stuff Brian, Lots of memories kicking in after reading those tales. I can remember the wooden block roads being torn up too ,along with the tramlines, around the Crystal Palace and district , near where I lived as a lad.



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oh wow! I'm enthralled and captivated, looking for the next installment, Brian!

It is an honor and a blessing you bestow in sharing your story. thank you /bow

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ah Brian, but the scattering about the forum is part of the mystery and intrigue in following your story. I'm just glad you are writing about your life, for it is better than buying any biography written by some stranger, and made more meaningful by the truth of your words and the candor with which you speak.
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Chakoteh, You are right, this story is really good and well written, I will read it again and again, because there is lot I could learn, Brian have done good work and he still do it with good writing style making the story very very interesting .
I am looking forward to hear more.
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and oh how I too remember being cruel as a child and having a teacher I like make me feel lower than whale do do for it...



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great chapter :thumbsupp: i can almost see what you tell. as for your poor granda, yeah i bet he did really get a roasting :rofl:
how kind and caring to give your coppers away like that, a very selfless act for one so young. i bet yoour heart was aching too.



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I could really sense your trepidation at your father's return, and as you said, in retrospect you can see how he was just as uncomfortable as you were.

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...it was a joke turd. :lmao: so much we don't know as children...so much we realize we don't know as adults :scratchhead:



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It just gets better Brian,what memories!


You're right on the money there too Chakoteh: I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~Eartha Kitt



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Brian I have peeping from behind your back and have seen your writing and I have to say: You are great old sailor and excellent writer, one of them who belong the groups of narrators like the Dutch J. Hartock
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Excellent work Brian, you really should think about getting your stories published
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brian, that brought back some awfull memories mate but not quite as bad as you endured.

thanks for that very personal account as a child
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As I read along, I wonder how in the world you remember all these wonderful details of your life~ the good, the bad, the sad, the mundane, the routine, the simple things that happen day to day. You make them all come alive in the reading and I'm enjoying it immensely. You've reached the year I was born (1950) so I'm beginning to relate to the "times"

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BrianD wrote:

What she was not to know was that my Nin,the catholic grandma,was waiting at the bottom of the street with her hubby and various offspring,all in their best Sunday clothes.They were off to a christening.......,mine!
I was returned by my uncle, none the worse for wear,but with a baptismal certificate pinned to the coverlet.
When the protestants learned of this,in their minds,infamy,I was taken for another walk by a protestant aunt,this time returning with an anglican baptismal cerificate.

All through my childhood I "sailed " beneath two flags. My two sets of grandparents lived within a mile of each other,off the same thoroughfare. I was a catholic when within range of Nin's house ,and a protestant when within range of grandma's house. I managed the deception well for a long while;but that is getting ahead of myself, there was a war to finish first.



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BrianD, Your story above is absolutely hilarious, it practically brought tears to my eyes.

I`ve also read your following posts. Where on earth do you find the patience for all that typing ? Typing for me is still a slow and labourious affair !
Anyhow keep at it mate, you are certainly most entertaining !

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Brian I have read lot of books, from my early youth, and my writing is still like amateur, an it's more hobby to me than anything else, I even not know the language enough to get correct writing, but - let me say this - I know literature enough to be recognize a good writing and your work is that- before all it's valuable and it is worth of publishing to get the people read it at large.
We are old timers and the the stories we left behind are more valuable than the mute and cold tombstone, so keep your writing and get it published.
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Hi Harry and Trampship,
I actually blushed when I read both your post's,Peer reognition is the greatest reward that a storyteller can have .That is good enough for me ,thanks to you all
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I agree with Harry and Trampship, Brian. You paint pictures with your words, emote the feelings that surround you, give your reader a feel for a place they may never have heard of but in reading leaves a feeling like it is somewhere familiar & known. I am so enjoying what you write and I haven't even read all the other snippets and travels yet! Image

good story here, Brian. really good story!

& btw...your comment about 'how could you not remember' got me reminiscing and I realized there is a lot there...and if one were to start writing as you have, much would 'reveal' itself in the telling~ thank you Image



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Brian , you had me in tears of laughter after reading this.

I sat on the front row in class and had a boy and girl either side of me who were not quite "there".Charley and Barbara,they both wore glasses with a patch on the lens,and they both had green candles hanging down their noses,which every now and then they would lick away.

We had a boy in our class who's name was Greenslade, he had the same problems with green candle sticks. He would be head bent over his work and this greenie would start to lower its self suspended on a gossamer tread. just as it reached the point of no return, SNIFF! up it would go as if spring loaded, to start the process all over again.
Many a time i was hit with the blackboard rubber thrown by the teacher, for daydreaming when i was only fascinated by Greenslade's candle sticks. :lmao: :lmao:
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