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by cloghopper
28 Jan 2019, 09:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Particularly important to me, still have family survivors of kindertransport. And family members whose parents didn't manage to escape the Soviet persecution that never seems to be mentioned.
Thank you for your posts on this subject.
cloggy
by cloghopper
13 Jul 2018, 08:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3943
Views: 189539

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

A blood test t GP saihat can predict more accurately how long you may have live. Link. . I'm not too sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing unless you can do do something to cling onto your perch a bit longer. Had to laugh when I saw this. Just had blood and urine tests. GP said when read...
by cloghopper
15 Feb 2018, 10:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

Belated Birthday Greetings Stanley. My only excuse is I didn't know you were so young. :biggrin2:
by cloghopper
13 Feb 2018, 08:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 7423

Re: GROWING OLD!

Stanley wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 03:37
Talk about the best laid plans going aft aglay Cloggy!
:good: more often than not. :biggrin2:
by cloghopper
13 Feb 2018, 08:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2431
Views: 171300

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Hello again Cloggy, nice to hear from you again. "Yan, Tan, Tether, Mether, Pimp, Sether, Heather, Hother, Dother, Dick". My dad used it on occasion, no real association with farming but his dad my grandfather had. He was a true dalesman, (Dent). Farmer, horseman, carter, we even have him as a tink...
by cloghopper
13 Feb 2018, 08:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2431
Views: 171300

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I hope you both saw that northern sheep farmer on the TV who demonstrated the sheep counting. When he got to 20 he took a pebble out of his pocket and said "After 20 we use technology". :smile: Ni, I haven't seen that. Many Nordic and Germanic languages don't have words for numbers over 20. Old Eng...
by cloghopper
12 Feb 2018, 10:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 7423

Re: GROWING OLD!

[quote=Wendyf post_id=113713 time=1518341816 user_id=73] Hello Cloggy, good to hear from you again. Did you manage a trip to this area last year? Hello Wendy, I managed a very frustrating trip mid July 2017. It was supposed to be a respite trip, but ended up visiting Lancaster and Blackpool heart un...
by cloghopper
11 Feb 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 7423

Re: GROWING OLD!

'Age cannot wither, nor custom stale, her infinite variety' as I look at my 86 year old Alzheimer stricken dear wife, sorting out her bag with its precious bits and bobs, and giving the bedroom floor its almost permanent sweep up. I knew old age had struck me recently when a brother asked 'have you ...
by cloghopper
11 Feb 2018, 09:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2431
Views: 171300

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Greetings to all. Just logged in for the first time in a while, and found this thread very interesting. Languages and dialects are fascinating, and I find that in my dotage I am gradually going back to using a lot of dialect words from my youth, when I worked with my dad at Higher Reedly. This broug...
by cloghopper
12 Jul 2017, 06:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8846
Views: 399659

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

P.S. also meet ups with cousins discovered thanks to this site.:-)
by cloghopper
12 Jul 2017, 06:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8846
Views: 399659

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hello everybody, today I shall be mainly busy as usual with Mrs.C; but also starting to think about packing for my trip to UK next week. Since we've been experiencing 30+ temperatures for the last several weeks, and the countryside all around us is being rapidly destroyed by bush fires, looking forw...
by cloghopper
17 May 2017, 07:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8846
Views: 399659

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Are you visiting Earby & Kelbrook Cloggy? I just remembered helping a lady with her family history recently who mentioned, just before she left the library, that she was married to a Garlick and had an old presentation watch in her possession given to someone for 50 years service in the calico indu...
by cloghopper
12 May 2017, 07:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8846
Views: 399659

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Lovely to hear from you Cloggy! I hope all goes well for your trip..... Do you re ly want to visit a country in chaos? Will they let you back into Italy? Stanley, I will just be travelling from one basket case country to another it seems. Whether or not Italy let me back in will probably depend on ...
by cloghopper
03 May 2017, 08:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8846
Views: 399659

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Interesting medical experiences with the EU card,all sounds familiar. Since Italy is a nation of hypochondriacs, here in our Southern Italian village, we have a choice of 4 GPs in one joint surgery. You just walk in and join the queue for the GP you wish to see. If you are on a regular prescription ...
by cloghopper
14 Feb 2017, 09:08
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.
Replies: 45
Views: 6497

Re: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.

Never thought I'd be so grateful to technology and t'internet, and boards such as this. Here I am in my dotage and splendid Italian isolaton, surrounded by friends and cousins I've never met in the flesh. Also starting to receive snail mail letters from both Dinsdales/Spencers/Crabtrees. Viva oneguy...
by cloghopper
17 Jan 2017, 08:38
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.
Replies: 45
Views: 6497

Re: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.

Thank you eVerYBody on oneguyfrombarlick. I keep trying to send this thank you, but my computer seems a bit temeprmental. Hope this one makes it. Wonderful site, wonderful peopple, especially Stanley and Wendy.Must make the effort to visit more often.
kind regards to all, cloggy
by cloghopper
11 Sep 2016, 07:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2431
Views: 171300

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Technology has become the death of English :confused:
by cloghopper
03 Sep 2016, 08:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: The Referendum.
Replies: 330
Views: 27597

Re: The Referendum.

I wonder if Bruff is in Italy yet for his holiday. I'm looking forward to hearing about his experiences there. I read that Brits visiting museums and other tourist sites in Italy are already being regarded as non-EU and charged a much higher rate for entry. When they complain and point out that we'...
by cloghopper
27 Aug 2016, 08:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: The Referendum.
Replies: 330
Views: 27597

Re: The Referendum.

One of the big problems of course is the UK public's interpretation of 'freedom of movement'. There is indeed freedom of movement within the EU; but that is not 'freedom to stay'. Every where else there are mechanisms in place to ensure that after the 90 day 'freedom' period has expired; you can sho...
by cloghopper
03 Aug 2016, 07:25
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2431
Views: 171300

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Tizer wrote:I saw a discussion in the newspaper recently about the difference between a pie and a tart. There was debate about which should have a top and/or a bottom, and whether there were regional differences.
Isn't it just a question of savoury or sweet?
best rgds,
cloggy
by cloghopper
28 Jul 2016, 16:43
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2431
Views: 171300

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Thanks Wendy, fascinating article. And thanks other posters, glad I wasn't imagining things.
best regards,
cloggy
by cloghopper
28 Jul 2016, 06:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2431
Views: 171300

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Hello everybody, talking to no. 1 son in Ireland yesterday who lives in Galway, we got on to the subject of Gaelic. Does anybody on the forum know or remember Dale's farmers counting their sheep in a form of Gaelic? I'm sure my dad at one point tried to teach me, or told me about it. many thanks, cl...
by cloghopper
24 Jul 2016, 06:18
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.
Replies: 45
Views: 6497

Re: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.

Good morning Stanley, and thank you. I'll mail you asap that would be great. Having been out of contact for a lot of years, the motorbike Eddie and the farming Harrisons don't ring any bells. I made the fatal mistake of dedicating my working and business life entirely to work and business. 'We get t...
by cloghopper
23 Jul 2016, 06:34
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.
Replies: 45
Views: 6497

Re: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.

Stanley, that is all wonderful stuff; and as we said a very small world. That picture of Uncle Eric is just like I remember him. The only photo I have of him is a beautiful one of him and his new bride Liesl when they were married. That must have been during the war, because I can remember staying w...
by cloghopper
22 Jul 2016, 05:34
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.
Replies: 45
Views: 6497

Re: Harrisons, Spencers, and Garlicks of Earby.

It is indeed a very small world nowadays. I would have been 5 or 6 when we left Harden Hall for Higher Reedley.

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