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Val

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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #135 on: January 17, 2009, 09:16:52 PM »
Hi Moorsy,

it's about time we had another verse for Dunderin Ins. ....what about it.

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« Reply #136 on: January 18, 2009, 01:55:31 AM »
Hi Moorsy,

it's about time we had another verse for Dunderin Ins. ....what about it.

Val  O0 

i got nothing in mind just now val. :-[ :-[
i,m out of my mind,but feel free to leave a message.

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« Reply #137 on: January 18, 2009, 02:09:37 AM »
That's when I began asking questions such as how can they live like that and we can't.

Those were great questions to ask. Did you ever have a chat with local traders who granted their customers some credit ... butchers, chemists and newsagents? Most of them would have told you that the people who lived in big houses in up market areas were the ones who took the longest to settle their accounts. They may have settled those of the city centre department stores as they needed to show their faces in such places to keep up appearances but the small local traders tended to come further down the list. 

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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #138 on: January 18, 2009, 02:16:13 AM »
Those were great questions to ask. Did you ever have a chat with local traders who granted their customers some credit ... butchers, chemists and newsagents? Most of them would have told you that the people who lived in big houses in up market areas were the ones who took the longest to settle their accounts. They may have settled those of the city centre department stores as they needed to show their faces in such places to keep up appearances but the small local traders tended to come further down the list. 


you got that right christopher,i had a friend who done terrazzo floors in the star of " the pink panthers" new house ( you know who that was ) and he never did get paid.
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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #139 on: January 18, 2009, 02:27:26 AM »

i got nothing in mind just now val. :-[ :-[

Just thought I would bring it forward for new members to read as they are so good.

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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #140 on: June 09, 2009, 03:31:57 PM »
Oul, d,Da Da Dempsey spits and stutters
 His mangey dog lies in the gutters
 White washed yards and outside lavies
 Bookies crammed with greasy navvies
 Shuffing home with batin dockets
 Tappin mates with empty pockets
 Ha,penny chews and pokes and sliders
 Rusty prams make hand-made gliders
 Cabbage bacon smelly nappies
 The homely stench of Jean Mchaffies
 Scores a, childer gettin, fed
 Sardine packed to five a bed
moorsy,
I found you! Maybe we can revive the Holyland. Eileenov :)

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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #141 on: June 09, 2009, 05:10:57 PM »
moorsy,
I found you! Maybe we can revive the Holyland. Eileenov :)

   AH,   if only Eileen. :-*
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« Reply #142 on: June 30, 2009, 01:14:57 AM »
I am bringing this forward for PG to read.

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« Reply #143 on: June 30, 2009, 01:28:34 AM »
I am bringing this forward for PG to read.

Val

Thankyou very much Val - that was very thoughtful  O0

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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #144 on: June 30, 2009, 01:30:00 AM »
My Pleasure.  .Goodnight PG, I am off to read for awhile.

I don't have your stamina or age   :D

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« Reply #145 on: June 30, 2009, 01:31:17 AM »
Mangle grinders washboard scrubbers
 Spinners, doffers clad in rubbers
 Body washers tick collectors
 Mitchers duke the school inspectors
 Scrubbed half-moons and shiny knockers
 The heavy trudge of weary dockers
 Poucey shawlies laughin singin
 Chapel bells and washin wringin
 Money lenders faces trippin
 Countin,cursin tempers rippin
 Josie,s man who likes to punch her
 Staggers home in oily duncher

Moorsy - what a talent you have - wow! This poem is brilliant, it really does paint a picture. Thanks very much for sharing them with all of us.  O0

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« Reply #146 on: June 30, 2009, 01:32:38 AM »
My Pleasure.  .Goodnight PG, I am off to read for awhile.

I don't have your stamina or age     I m off too now - i just came online again when i read that post of yours about the cottage plaque  :D Goodnight.  :)


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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #147 on: June 30, 2009, 06:27:11 PM »
Kathleen, remember the watch-men in there wee sentry boxs when the corporation were fixing the streets. they sat there all night with the coke fires going. Mostly old soldiers.us kids loved to hang around before bedtime and listen to there stories about the war.
a bit late in answering moorsy  but better late than never eh.   my da was one of those watch men but he was on a "project".  he was a miner in england and fell down a shaft and could not work for yrs.   then they  had this project and he became a "watchman"  sitting around the coke fire.  they took photos of him and i have to say they were good.
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« Reply #148 on: June 30, 2009, 06:57:28 PM »
THANKS, MONTROSE AND VAL FOR YOUR COMMENTS.   MY GOD I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE BAGS OF SLACK!!  AND THE COAL-HOLE UNDER THE STAIRS.  WE ALL HELP WITH MEMORIES.   most of these memories are set in the 50s.
once again moorsy,  our coal was kept in the kitchen in the corner.  this was when we lived  in a cottage on the glen rd.  when we moved to turf lodge my mammy would keep the fire burning all the time to heat the water boiler behind the fire place.  she would use slack to keep it going at night.
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« Reply #149 on: June 30, 2009, 07:20:39 PM »
moorsy, just finished reading from start to finish and there's a memory in every poem.  maybe when you're old and grey  :D you could put them all in a book  ?    those were "happy days" as paddy reilly  sings,  but i'm glad i have indoor toilets and nice soft tissue to use instead of papers, don't have to worry about coal bricks, but sure miss the good  bread.  :( :D
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