A poem...... A smile its Free - British Liver Trust

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A poem...... A smile its Free

To all my friends/admin

A little something that's different to cheer your day!

A smile is cheer from you to me,

The cost is nothing, its given for free.

They console the weary and gladden the sad

And can make someone happy when they are sad!

Love Trishi/ Rock Chick /Trish 😊😊😊

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Are Admin not your friends then Trish?

Ooh Aren’t I naughty 😁

Very sweet little poem though! Do you take credit?

Miles

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Miles

I'd like to cheat and say Yes on this occasion, but I'm going to be honest and say nope😣! I do like to read poems and sometimes tinka when I'm not so busy but this wee poem hit my button😁

Glad you liked !

Trishi

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Hope you don’t tinka with your tonker toys...

😁

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Hilarious and blummin witty Miles 😁

Tonka Toys .... I wish! My child hood was spent making bow & arrows out of sticks and bits of old string and go carts out of old pram wheels and planks of wood! 🤣🤣🤣

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😁. So did I!! Tonkas were way too expensive. Anyway better shut up. If Richard were still here he would say stop treating this forum like Facebook. Well he did actually tell me that once...

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Dont you have your own mind? Lol! Joking !

Oh well the RAC should be here shortly!'

Trishi signing off

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Where has Richard gone??

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Hi Wass. No-one knows. Well I expect a few close friends of his on here do - but us plebs know nothing....

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Who's Richard ? Is he one of the team ?

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Which team do you mean? The RAC?

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My blummin TT 's having a wobble! The electro mechanical power steering and brake red warning lights are showing plus amber anti locking braking system too! ERRRR

RAC on there way !,

Trishi is still 😁😁😁😁

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Apologies for late reply! Been busy Team referred to all of us ! Lol

Nighty nite !'

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I like us plebs comment! Brings back old memories 🤣

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Spill your naughty kiddo memories Alf? 😊

My naughty kiddo memories? I was a sweet angelic little boy with exemplary behaviour :-) :-) :-) :-)

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Now should I believe that Alf ! Emmm ! Decision! Decision! Was you a teachers pet then? 🤣🤣🤣

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Well, I spent a fair bit of time locked in the classroom book cupboard . My teacher obviously realised that I loved to read. :-) :-) :-)

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Alf you almost made me pee my pants 🤣🤣🤣Great reply ! Loved it

Nighty nite to you both x

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Night :-)

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Hea yea yea. I believe you thousands wouldn’t. 😁 As the saying goes.

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Nighty nite everyone ! Sweet dreams

❤

Pm, how strange, should we employ sherlock, The case of the missing Dick?? (using the shortened version of the name Richard for comic effect not in any way suggesting Richard is a dick!)

Ps I'm happy to be a pleb, rather than the establishment. Up the plebs!

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Indeed Wass. I’m right behind you, as the officer said to the infantry 😁

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Hehe, 😋

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Little do you guys know I do have another nick name beside Rock Chick ..... its Watson🤣🤣🤣🤣 I help a professional writer friend out whos known to me as Sherlock 🤣🤣! Would you like me to investigate the missing '🤣🤣🤣(Richard) ,??? Ha! Ha!

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You could have a Glossary that lists all your nicks and states the origin of each. Pin it on the forum. Good ol’ Trust1 will do it for you I’m sure 😁.

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Are you implying Trust 1 like me 😁 😁😁and will agree to Glossary! Nice thought and idea but I doubt it 😅😅😅

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Just to let you know, Richard has been a massive support to many people on this forum. He has a vast amount of knowledge of the liver from how it works to how it fails. He has helped people who have abused alcohol due to mental trauma and supported others through liver transplants all through his own bitter experiences. He is now spending a lot of time and energy on finding out about the latest tests and treatments for liver damage, whatever the cause or reason, looking to increase support for mental health and alcohol abuse in his area. All of which will greatly benefit future, genuine sufferers posting on this forum.

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Laura

That's wonderful news to hear and I truely respect Richard and others that take great interest and time investigating/sourcing any new medical technolodgies they may help others in combating any medical condition!

Have a lovely weekend

Love Trish

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The work and effort that Richard puts into helping people is remarkable. I came to this forum at a low point in my journey through transplant, Richard’s support was fundamental in helping me.

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More wonderful news ! Like I said earlier I respect everyone who helps others ! May this forum continue !!!

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I like plebs too 😁!

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Tonka's were way after my time 😥😥😥

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After david? You mean before don’t you? Because in 1955, Mound Metalcraft changed its name to Tonka Toys Incorporated. You can’t be more than 70 - or are you?😁

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Oh yes I am Milipoo👴👴👴😁😁😁 You do know that reading Wikipedia will make you blind, don't you🤣🤣🤣🤣

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I think Milliplop has a lot of spare time for reading these days 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Joking !

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Trying to get in the holiday mood 😁

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Not long now😁😁😁 plus you'll be celebrating your birthday too😁😁😁so before I forget can I be the 1st to wish you Happy 65th Birthday for the 27th as you'll be away with no wifi I guess ğŸŽ—ğŸ°ğŸ¨ğŸ½ğŸŽ‚!

I'm off to France Wednesday for a week to watch Christine and the Queens in concert ! A mini Glastonbury ! I'm driving down then back to 3 weeks of woofies living with me😂😂😂

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Coolio

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It's been a long time coming, so I'm wishing you both a wonderful holiday/birthday as you both deserve some fun, sunshine, sand and happiness together x

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Thanks Trishi 😁👍

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Well you don’t “sound it” so 👍

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Tonka toys were the very best. I still have some thar my kids now play with. Nice poem Trish ❤

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Ohhh you were rich then 😁.

Only joking phoenix 😁

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Far from it. We grew up about as poor as one could be.

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I was also poor as a church mouse 🐭🐭🐭 x

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Church mice were living in luxury compared to me. I thought biscuits were made broken. 😁😁😁, and fish and chips was just a pennies worth of crackling left in the fryer.😥😥😥

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Lol! I sold those broken biscuits whilst working a Saturday job in Woolies whilst still at school!🤣🤣🤣

Another great memory you've just sparked off! 😁😁😁

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Hi Trish, just for a laugh, I used to go to the grocers and ask "do you have any broken biscuits" if they answered "yes" I'd shout "well mend 'em then" and run away. 🤣🤣🤣. Do you remember waiting 'till just before the baker's closed, and queueing to buy stale cakes?

David

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Every Saturday! 6 cream cakes for 2 shillings or was that sixpence ? Brain fog playing up!!! 🤣

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Being of more senior years, I remember 1d for a bag of broken biscuits, and 2d for 4 stale cakes. 😋😋😋😋

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I used to get 2 shillings on a Saturday if I cleaned the house every day ! I spent it on going to the sat matinee ! Sixpence to get in! 2 ice lollies, a bag of fruit tellers and black Jack's that would last me all week, and maybe fish and chips for tea from the 2 shillings! 😁😁😁

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I only got a shilling😥😥😥, Iused to sneak round the back, and get in free, at Saturday Morning Pictures. Black Jacks, Fruit salad and Palm toffee Yum Yum 😋😋😋

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Did you collect bottles and take them back to the local pub outdoor to get a penny back on? 😂 oh my what wonderful memories are flooding back !!!

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Yep, did that too. I also remember the bottles of pop filled by grocer for us for a penny. the bottles had a ceramic cork with an orange rubber seal.

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Don't remember that one! Butter wrapoed in grease proof paper! My mums weekly shopping cost £5 !😁

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Yes I do Trish. I used to go to the corner shop, ration book in hand, and get our butter, patted and weighed in front of me an wrapped in greaseproof paper, and of course our bacon ration.

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When were you born David ? Me 1952 in Birmingham ! Please no brummy jokes 😁 Yes on ration book too! Lol

I was born in 1947 in Whitehaven, Cumberland ( it wasn't called Cumbria then).

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So your just a bit older than me and come from the nice Cumberland sausage region😂

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Crikey Trish, I wish 5 years was "just a bit"🤣🤣 My liver would be a lot better if I had stopped the booze 5 years earlier 😊😊, Cumberland sausages are also on my naughty boy list, but I am allowed Kendal mint cake 😋😋. The Lakes are truly God's greatest creation in my humble opinion, not that I'm biased of course. If you look at the banner on my about page, you will dee a photo of Crummock Water which is where my Da's ashes were scattered 32 years ago , and where I will be with my Da again, when my time comes.

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Ah! That's lovely David ! My ashes if any are be scattered off the cliffls of Slaines Castle which is situated at Cruden Bay Nr Peterhead Aberdeenshire! This is were I spent many a lonely/lovely moment there thinking and watching the seas crash against the rocks below!

Kendal cake to sweet for me, however I do love the lakes😁😁

I thought Slaines sounded familiar. My Da's family originally came from Perthshire and further north.Yes Kendal mint cake is very sweet, but is extensively used by mountaineers for the quick energy it gives.

David

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Perthshire and further north! I'm still convinced in our past lives being connected even more ! The spiritual forces are shifting ! Cheers for PM's and good luck! X

Luck kids Phoenix.... Tonka Toys! You do know vintage toys are now collectors pieces? Emmm! Keep!,

Cheers on poem comment ! X

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Yes the few I have were given to me by a sudo uncle of the family when I was really little. I'd imagine they would be worth a bit considering they are the old metal ones before they banned it for safety reasons and did them all in plastic. Whats wrong with youngsters playing with sheet metal lol?

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In my day at Junior school , boys did the wood and metal work and the girls did the boring stuff ! I wanted to do the woodwork! 😣😣😣 never really gave metalwork a thought but would have a go now😁😁😁!

Maybe add it to my bucket list .......hehe

Night nite x

Never ever to late to dabble in new things or things we wanted to do but haven't yet!

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Cheers for your enthusiasm as I have so much going on in my life right now!

My new Pet Service Business launched last month has taken off with orders now into September😁😁

I'm taking a level 4 teaching qualification starting at Shrewsbury College in October at night school, plus I'd like to be able to play a few folk songs by crimbo on my guitar 🤣🤣🤣🤣! Lol

Nighty nite

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Expecting a full repertoire of Christmas Carols by December. :-) :-) No slacking!! :-( :-(

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He! He! ALF

Will try my best to accommodate! 😅😅 😅

I did sing White Christmas in front of loads at my sons works Christmas Party last year ! Will a repeat do????

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Depends whether they want you back........

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😁

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Well here I go again blowing my own trumpet ! Everyone joined in and guess what, I even shocked my son who came over and gave his mum a huge hug and then kissed me in front of everyone as I never embarrassed him! So there you go!!!! 😂😂😂

You..🌬️ your own ğŸŽº Trish? Surely not!

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<joke - before Trusst1 tells me off>!

But well done 👍

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If the Trust tells you off Miles then I should get me knuckles wrapped too!

Naughty corner here we come 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Maybe the paint was lead based?

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We all had that on our cots way back when and amazingly we survived :-( :-(

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Well sort of survived? Sorry that’s not meant to come across badly but I do know that up to about 6 years ago my drinking water all came through lead pipes!

So who knows what damage it might have caused?

:-( :-(

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Nighty nite plebs !

Yea I remember reading about Caligula and how the lead in the vats used to make wine in the Roman days was responsible for the madness that came across many of the people there. Nasty business no doubt.

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Today we still have loads of properties/schools and old hospitals fitted with some kind of asbestos material which is also dangerous to health! Some of us are not aware of the asbestos pipe lagging.........Again nasty stuff!

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Or was it HE from cirrhosis?😊

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Good point David! :-)

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Thought lead pipes disappeared years ago! :-(

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Not in our house. Built in 1930 and the Mains feed was still lead. I replaced all the pipes in the house with copper except some of the drain aways. Gosh that was when I was actually able to do stuff like that 😁

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I remember those days well. That is, not the days when you could do stuff :-) but the days when I could do stuff :-) :-)

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A man with many talents up his sleeve! 😁 impressive !

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Lots of schools had lead pipes back in our younger days too... so the damage is done if any ! Now less of the doom and gloom guys😁😁😁

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My Da and Granda always used to say "you'll eat a peck of dirt before you die"

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Or a "peck of something" anyway Dread to think how many pecks over our lifetimes :-( :-(

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Alf, In the good old days we were climbing trees and rocks, swimming in becks, making and using bows and arrows were the norm. Health and safety has put paid to that for kids today. I wish I could take kids now. back to those times and show them what they are missing.

David

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yes, so much more freedom and fun back then (no electronics for kids!) and we sure burnt off those calories between breakfast and supper! Happy days :-)

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So true Alf, no convenience foods, and calories weren't invented. Oh I miss toast and beef dripping 😋😋😋. Everything was home made back then.

David

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Oh memories! Lamb dripping for me! LOL

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Oh Poo David

Beef dripping on soft bread !!! Yummy! You do know you can now buy this from most butchers now?

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No I didn't Trish, but Annie would not be best pleased if I had some as she's got me on a perpetual diet 😥😥😥.It's for my own good she says 😊😊😊

David

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Oh forgot! I cannot have it either! Brain not in gear ...errrrr

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And we also burnt off our skin - well I did. Still no hole in the ozone layer then

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Breakfast??? Suppa was an oxo cube in hot water 😁😁😁. Chicken wing on a Sunday !!!! Lol 🤣🤣

I was 4th for the tin bath on a Sunday !!! and the outside loo was about 50 yards away up the garden ! Such wonderful memories !😁😁😁

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Our loo was closer😁😁😁, but shared 😥😥😥

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Shared ours too with three other families! Errrrrr! News paper 💩💩💩lol

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At least we got to know if our neighbours were eating better than us 🤢🤢🤢

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That's so true!

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I know what you mean but kids can still be kids to a degree ! However my parents used to say bye and off to work they'd go but before they left it was get some bread and jam if your hungry and stay out of trouble! They never knew I dug dens under ground, played in derilicted houses and stole apples from someones garden!🤣🤣🤣

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That's funny mine said a similar thing and it never did me any harm! Or did it? Only you guys can answer that question 😁😅😅

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Hi Trish, My Granda worked down Wellington Pit in Whitehaven, so breathed in coal dust all his working life.😥😥😥. It was a tough life in his time.

David

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Awful conditions back then David! I've read numerous articles on those terrible times, awful conditions for the families ! 😣😣

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My Granda was born in 1869, and was down the mines when he was 14, and forced to retire due to chest problems in 1913, when my Da was just 5 years old.

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Oh shite! Way back then ! Awful conditions which I had read about children working down the mines !

Horrid !

Yes tragic Trish, as there was no welfare support then, just the generosity of family and neighbours. The Workhouse beckons........

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See even back then others helped each other where possible! I'm a STRONG believer that people in our lives today were with us in previously life ! 'You' could a close friend back then which we are today.

Those who we were related to in a previous life can actially feel that bond between each other in this life which you may think is little weird but it's not, Its friendship !

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Oh Trish , that is so so true. I still talk to my Da, and wish him happy birthday every year, and of course my Ma too. I do feel that I have a guardian Angel looking over me ( it might be my Da And Ma), because whenever I do something stupid, I usually come out of it OK.

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Did I previously tell you that its officially been confirmed that I'm a medium😁😁and have recently given messages to other mediums! My guardian angel is called ILY who's been there for me !

I bet your thinking I'm ................

Glad your in contact with Da and Ma x

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Not at all Trish, I sometimes get flashbacks of a past time that I can't explain.

By the way, I'm an extra large 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Extra large noted ! 😂😂😂😂

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Well, I was a Rugby player 🏈🏈🏈

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Yea thats true. Didn't think of that.

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Phoenix - I mean I don’t know if it’s actually true that Tonka metal toys’ paint had lead in it, but there was a lot of fuss when I was young(er) about this issue. I used to have little soldiers that were made of lead, we also had panted wood that contained lead in our house. There was a lot of stuff in the press at that time raising concerns about it all!

I found this:-

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common sources for lead poisoning in children involve paint as well as toys manufactured with lead in the paint, plastic, or metal. In the United States the use of lead in household paints was banned prior to 1978”.

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I remember this kicking off Miles as I lived close to a toy factory as a kid , I think it was called Chad Valley, they went out of business a few years later I think. .....

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Chad Valley as a brand name is now owned by Argos. The original company was taken over by Palitoy. Courtesy of Wikipedia. I looked because I thought I had seen the name Chad Valley around still!

And I wanted to appear knowledgeable 😁

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You are knowledgeable 🤣 well more than me at times!

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Title: Pure

Through each and every pathway a heart beats away!

Its soul searches on and on forever and a day!

A flower blooms and brings a smile to brighten up our way

But a heart is Pure sunshine that melts slowly away!

By Trishi

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Glad you liked 'Pure 'Alf! It was a two minute poem scribbled together whilst grilling bacon and poaching eggs for brekkie this morning!

Trishi multitasking again 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Behave Miles! ;))

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I thought I was 😀. Trish understands my SOH. For the other posts well umm OK 😀👍

Milo

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He! He! Who been a naughty boy then! In the corner you go !

Yes I do understand your SOH Miles

It's lovely! 😁

Trish

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Well can you tell my wife that then please 😁 On the other hand...

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I'd be delighted too Miles, but I'm still confused that it only took me a few months ! 😅

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Beautiful Trish xx

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Thank you ! x

Adore your profile name LinkinPark. Long love Chester. What an incredible and inspiring artist he was to me and so many around the world.

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Chester is a loss to this world, pity he didn't realise it.love to hear him sing

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Thank you for sharing Trish and happy weekend to you! :)

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Hello, Slaines - I don’t think we’ve “met,” so let me first say hello. The comments on your post caught my attention because there is discussion about the whereabouts of Richard. He has been quiet for awhile, so I’d like to take a moment to introduce him to you and all the other thousands of people reading this forum.

Richard64 is a very respected member of our forum who always offers excellent, helpful advice to those in need. I’m sure your group meant no harm to him in this thread, but if you all could take a moment to re-read it, you may find that, like me, some of the comments can be interpreted as mocking him. (calling him the Missing Dick, for example.) Please just try for a moment to think how all of you would feel if you read such a discussion going on about yourself. It would sting, pure and simple.

I am increasingly mystified by this forum, because within posts, members are increasingly referred to in an unfavorable or just slightly negative way - sometimes by codename and sometimes not - as if they do not actually exist and cannot read the words being written about them. It’s like talking about someone behind their back when they are standing right there. Richard is a very real man with feelings that matter - just like all of us. I am delighted that all of you have become such good friends, but I wonder if you could consider the idea that this may make you less careful with your comments than you otherwise might be.

Also, I hope that “the team” refers to everyone on this forum? The way it is used in this thread appears to refer to just your small group. This might lead to others feeling ostracized and hesitant to ask for the help they need. I know this was not your intent.

Thank you for your kind consideration of my thoughts and feelings about parts of this post. My statements do not refer to any single one of you, but rather to the overall tenor of the conversation. I am writing only from a place of concern and sadness. I decided to comment publicly rather than via PM so that others could learn about Richard and also not feel left out.

Sent with best wishes for everyone’s happiness and good health. 🌺

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Good Morning American Dermocrat!

Firstly I would like to say hi from a kind caring and loving person who would NOT hurt or offend anyone intentionally which you can see if you have time to read my notes written to many people over the numerous months!,

My comment referring to Richard (Dick) was not meant to be taken in the wrong context which it may have been. I thought at the time of replying to others that Richard was part of the team on this forum who helped others in the past but joined in with a bit of banter now and then to lighten there/ others stressful lives!

Just so your aware, I'm a serious person at heart and an ex nurse, I maybe incorrect in blowing my own trumpet but in the short time of joining this wonderful forum I believe I'm respected for who I am and I do not follow any kind of strict protocol. I know that there are many of us on this forum who are also deeply caring individuals with lots of medical knowledge (like yourself I'm guessing) and there are those special people who spare hours of each day monitoring this forum hoping that they maybe in a position to offer (none medical advice) but share there wealth of health experiences to ease others concerns or worries in the only way they know how too!

Please take this note as not an apology as there was no nasty intent meant towards Richard/Dick for short!

May I wish you and everyone reading this note a lovely forthcoming weekend!

Love from Trish xxxx

Known under numerous nicknames for fun only to make others smile!

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Great post Trishi. I don’t think AD directed this post specifically at you at all but more at others who AD thinks have been unreasonable towards Richard. In others I include myself. I am not going to prolong that particular discussion though because it is history and does nothing to help the integrity of this forum. (This is NOT getting at you AD - it is a general comment!)

Miles

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Hi Miles!

I know AD didnt aim the correspondence at me, however you know Trishi wouldn't hurt a sole!!!

Oh well time for brunch after my gym workout as a new clients arriving at midday ! 😊😊😊

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Mind you don’t wear out the souls of your feet at the gym....

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My witty's on form today! Like it! 😁

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Thanks Trish, hope your day is fun filled and pain free my lovely xx Jane

Cheers Jane

Hope yours is full of happiness with no pain or tummy issues

Love and hugs Trish ❤

Just writing this to get replies to 100 😁👍

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Lol! Are we there? 😊

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135 so far! Lol ..........

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Didn’t your 🐡🐠🐟 thread do quite well in terms of replies? 😀

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How lovely, its made my day and I will pass it on !

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I just LOVE all of you guys as it's been a wonderful morning of sharing such amusing memories ! Thanks for sharing your time to chat with me and each other!

Love Rock Chick who shall be practicing after future client has left around 1pm !

Bye and here's a hug for everyone who needs pain relief and a bit of cheering up â¤ğŸŽ¸ğŸ’ƒğŸŽ¸ğŸ’ƒğŸŒï¸â€â™€ï¸ğŸ‹ï¸â€â™‚ï¸ğŸš´â€â™‚ï¸

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Nicely done Trish! ❤️🐆😉

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A lovely thing to do.Thank you.

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It's my pleasure, as every little thought per day helps to cheer someones day up! It's also brought others together who have now shared so many old wonderful memories with other friends, so I'm feeling happy for each and every one of them today including myself💕💕💕

Remember you can share LOVE with one an other in so many ways ... just being there always is one!

Trishi

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