Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Taaaa daaaaaa!

It's late and I have almost finished
Among the many MANY things I have sorted through tonight
I have found
45  assorted pens
A long forgotten box of vintage 1940s Christmas Crackers
£3.28 in change
A card of acknowledgement for a card my mother sent to the Kennedy family after the assassination  
of JFK
My grandparent's birth certificates
The bill from All Bar One from My first date with  chris!
A tiny piece of mummified toast
2 teaspoons
A photograph of me and my mother  taken a couple of weeks before she died
( it's the ONLY photo taken of me and her together since I was a baby)
My grandfather's wartime identity card
And most bizarrely 
Tucked under a load of old photographs
An old fashioned  lady's sanitary pad
Hello?

44 comments:

  1. Those sanitary napkins are great at stopping bleeding of all kinds so you were just being prepared?

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  2. How did you get that done so quickly? It would take me a year.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The power of " gay" organisation!

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  3. If I pm you our address and offer to put you up for a couple of weeks, would you attack my house???

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  4. There will ALWAYS be somthing you don't expect, and that witll often be the best thing...

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  5. Those crackers could be worth a fortune!

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    1. They are tiny too..... Only two inches long

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    2. That's what she said

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  6. bloody hell, you did it! bully for you!

    I would LOVE to see pix of some of the things you found. you can hold back on the "feminine hygiene item" though.

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  7. Admit it, you dumped the lot in the Berlingo didn't you ;)
    ~Jo

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  8. Keep the sanitary pad...they are great for cleaning windows or the car, and in a pinch can be used as a dressing should you cut your foot or get bitten by an animal.

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  9. the sanitary pad is puzzling? at least it was you that got to sort through all of this and not someone else after you died!

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  10. I believe men use those sanitary pads to put an immaculate shine on shoes. Not on Crocs, thought.

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  11. WOW
    All in your day !

    cheers, parsnip

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  12. You found some real treasures, John. *hugs* ♥

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  13. Well done John. However, Albert looks exhausted.

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  14. Sanitary pad...great in a flood if you run out of sandbags!
    Jane x

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  15. I have been off visiting the parents, and just catching up on the World of Grey. My, you have been busy. I think you should work that first-date receipt into your wedding mood board, or whatever that was. The ladies' planning committee will go absolutely ga-ga over it, I promise.

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    1. Blow the receipt up and have it on the back of your invites!

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  16. If I could wade through all of our papers like that, I would. I am afraid I'm hopeless, but you are indeed a Johnny On The Spot!

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  17. It'd be fun to hear the 'jokes' in those crackers. They're probably the same as the ones we get today!

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  18. I want to ask about how you felt about seeing that photo of you and your mom, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't reply.

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  19. "...card my mother sent to the Kennedy family after the assassination." What a thoughtful woman. I was only 13 but remember everybody felt awful.

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  20. Oh my god...I just burst out laughing!!!!
    Hard to imagine what the tale behind that might be!!!!
    Still laughing!!

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  21. What an accomplishment! I did not expect you to complete this so soon; I guess it would have taken me several days to finish.

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  22. Ah, that's where I left it...

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  23. Clearing out the clutter of life and finding treasure - great feeling.

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  24. Thank you for that, John. I now feel even more marvellous than ever since I moved to this place. It's great but you couldn't swing a cat (Albert to the rescue!). With so little space and SO MUCH paper there is no beeping room for manoeuvre.

    Also, one of my lesser traits is an irrational love of boxes. I have masses. Most of them empty. I sincerely hope there is no word for my malaise to pigeon hole me.

    I love your list. Not least the £3.28. When I am short of cash I take the sofa apart. You can bet your bottom penny I'll find a coin. Nothing to make the bank manager (or me) happy - but still.

    Anyway, thank you so much for reminding me of the organized person I once was and aspire to again. I shall seize the moment being early in the morning. And before I forget: If you would like me to send you something I'll only be too happy to part with one those boxes. How about a little bit of hot air, lovingly packaged?

    U

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  25. well done John - you deserve a Scotch egg !

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  26. That wasn't all down the back of the sofa surely?

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  27. Should have read the previous post first, Silly me!

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  28. I don't know why that last item didn't surprise me.

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  29. My step dad used to use sanitary pads as dust masks - the loops at the end fitted round his ears!

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  30. So some treasures and some "what the hell"s?"

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  31. Well done you & what an eclectic mix!

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  32. So, THAT'S what happened to my sanitary pad! I had wondered how that old photo had ended up where it had... Do you want it back?

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  33. What a lot of brilliant finds, even the last one must have a story .... well you would think......

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  34. Some clarity is needed before comment. By "An old fashioned lady's sanitary pad", do you mean a sanitary pad belonging to an old fashioned lady, or do you mean an old fashioned sanitary pad for a lady (which it would be for, anyway, hence in that case "lady" would be superfluous). And as for those screwdriver wielding lesbians... I am now having second thoughts about visiting Wales.

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  35. Oh... I went back and checked the "Twatface" post and it was actually "screwdriver wheeling lesbians..."

    What the heck does that mean?

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  36. The sanitary pad bit made me choke on my soup!! Why on earth? and was it one of those stupid affairs that had to be attached to a belt or something ridiculous?

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    1. Oh and I hope it was unused !!!!!!!

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  37. no scotch egg wrapper?

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  38. I have laughed so hard I think I need it! You do brighten my day. X

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