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  2. Just got back from my mother in laws 100 th birthday. 100 car parade past her house, police cars with sirens an fire trucks and she stood in her driveway in 104 degree, 95 % temp fir twenty minutes waving. What a wonderful day, then on the way home an asshole backed right into the back quarter of my buffed and polished baby, my Cadillac ! $8000 of damage ! I guess I was lucky, it was a local school district vehicle, so cos it's tax payer money, they probably won't argue!
  3. I remember biking up there and waiting to see planes taking off. There were warning signs to keep clear of the actual flight path as hot oil may fall from aircraft.Strange but true....about 1955 'ish And years later going with my sister as she learned to drive on the disused runway
  4. I received another scam email supposedly from TV licencing today (the second in 3 months). The senders email address wasn't TV licencing's, and the quoted licence number wasn't even close to correct.
  5. Alex Lindsay the former England footballer lived opposite the Brook during the time he was playing for Liverpool.
  6. Doesn't help when you get 30 year old's attending "Corvid Parties" to see if they can catch it; then catch it and die in ICU. Seems there's no limit to human stupidity and Darwin's taking full advantage. ๐Ÿ˜ท
  7. I must say ,all this talk of warmer weather killing off the virus seems to have been debunked when mega temperatures in the US don't seem to be killing it off. All this elbow bumping seems to be more of a hazard than shaking hands & involves closer facial contact & more discharge of breath to carry out.
  8. Be nice if doing that was easy Latch,but it isn't, human nature takes over. I found out real quick how merely symptoms impact your life. My mother in law is a hundred years old today and we have a family gathering at her house and her friends have arranged a huge 'drive by' with police escort etc. If they hadn't called with my results, I would have been the only one missing. Although I felt great, I couldn't join my friends every morning for the golf game etc, etc. So, when you get cold symptoms the black clouds roll in and you beat your wife and kick the dog for a week until you know. Big psychological difference between staying home and being forced to stay home.
  9. I think we are all like cats on a hot tin roof recently,the slightest ache or pain and we have Dr Google out...... I think my Mums wartime attitude from all those years ago still rings true. "You die when you worry you die when you don't" "So don't worry and die happy" 1941 Gallows humour maybe but it certainly got that generation through some pretty rotten times.
  10. Nobody seems to have had "just a cold" this year.
  11. Last week
  12. All's well that ends well. Glad you are ok.
  13. Last Saturday of all things, I started with a head cold, cough, sneezing, blocked then draining sinuses, which equaled sore throat. My first thought was obvious ! I was still feeling groggy on Monday, so we called the assigned number to book a covid19 test. Drove into town on Wednesday to CVS pharmacy drive through window, swabbed both nostrils and was told to go home, isolate and wait for results. They just called and said 'negative' ! So I just wasted a week of my life for nothing ! At least, if it had been positive it would seem more worthwhile. Actually, I pretty much knew what it would be, cos the day after the test I was back on my Peleton working out and feeling fine. So you see a cold is not a cold any more, it's a panic button !
  14. And one off Bewsey road a converted terraced house front room.On Pitt Street before it was demolished in early 70's
  15. Sod going outside. Cold and damp ๐Ÿฅถ. Under the kitchen table with a nice mattress from upstairs.warm and cosy with kettle always on the ring ready for a cuppa.
  16. I've been in the market 3 times this week, buying something on each occasion. I was very impressed with it especially the food court, which I haven't used yet. I'm waiting for Cineworld to open and I'll have my dinner there before the pictures. It isn't like the old style markets like you will find in Bolton and Bury, with very cheap garments and cut price foodstuffs, it's more quality rather than quantity, and matches our towns demographic ideally. Hopefully it will kick start the development of Bridge St. It would be interesting to know how it has affected existing stores like Hancock and Wood, has it taken shoppers away or brought more passing trade.
  17. We used to hide under the stairs or if there was time out in the brick air raid shelter in our backs, everyone holding saucers with lit candles on them.
  18. Don't forget about me Obs, crouching under the dining table every night as they bombed Risley ! Never had any candy 'til I was12 yrs old. We demand recognition. Maybe I should start a movement . Oops, wrong color!
  19. On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, we're now getting programmes and discoveries with a woke twist. The first is the news that in 1938, a 15 yo girl petitioned for the Spitfire to be fitted with 8 machine guns, with a concentration of fire at 400 yards; what they don't mention, is that many of the pilots had this concentration reduced to less that 200 yards. They also don't mention that the Me109 were fitted with cannon, that fired a bullet over five times bigger than the .303 bullet of the Spitfire; thus far more effective in combat. We then get 3 nights of Dan Snow highlighting the contribution of groundstaff and WAAFs; to hero status, just to keep everything woke inclusive; surprised they didn't throw in some BAME examples. The fact is, that the war was a team event in which everyone played a part, for every front line soldier there were eighteen feeding and supplying him; but at the end of the day, it was those at the front line who did the actual fighting and dying; which in the case of the Battle of Britain, it was the 2,000 pilots of Fighter Command - "the few".
  20. don't know if you saw the actual post but it was full of the "services" this "person" was offering. mainly fake passports and the like. unbelievable really. Still the reporting system works...๐Ÿคจ
  21. Ooops sorry....I've only just seen your reported post about the spammer Evil Sid. Thanks for reporting it and glad to see Gary has removed and blocked the prat
  22. Gary, I am sorry to say that it may be a while until you get that evidence. Using the Death Registration data from ONS up to 26th June Warrington had 108.1 deaths per 100k population with Covid19 on the death certificate in all locations (Hospital, Care Home, Home and the ubiquitous Other). The highest rate in the North West was 142.7 in South Lakeland. The best rate was 42.7 in Ribble Valley. I always check these claims about how good Warrington is. it is worrying that they suggested they could provide it. Places with lower rates include some of our close neighbours so if they still make the claim ask for the basis on which they make it! I have not provided the data because as Asp says, it is not a competition. If you want the numbers in order to seek truth I will happily provide them direct.
  23. The same thing in the ASDA Stall, hardly anybody following the arrows. The worst offenders are the staff (sorry, "colleagues" ๐Ÿ˜‰) stocking shelves and doing the online shopping, who seem to be making a point of going the wrong way. They do keep the numbers inside the store strictly limited though.
  24. Doesn't really matter whether WE condone it or not; it's the Government that allows them in and allows them to stay; the only option we have is our vote. ๐Ÿ˜ 
  25. I I thought the same thing Algy. It won't ever happen. I was in a Super Walmart store last week, the store has all the aisles marked with big green and red signs and arrows to have the shoppers follow the green arrows and not enter the red. It was to get the snake effect, up one aisle down the next, so that you would never have to pass close to anyone. What a joke, only my wife, on my instruction, followed it, all the rest were just wandering up and down any aisle and even stopping in groups mid aisle to chat. I'm afraid the general public is too dumb to handle pandemics.
  26. How many of you use these car wash stations dotted around the town because if you do then I would suggest that you are condoning immigration either legal or illegal!.
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