Monthly Archives: October 2012

No Moping on Groping

Blimey. I admit to a couple of  “innocent” 1950s gropes and my friends come out the closets with a bible of similar experiences  When rationing was king, contraception rare, sex before marriage an issue,the dirty sheets of Philip Larkin normal, groping was what happened. Alan Bennett’s, History Boys  tried … Continue reading

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He Stopped Loving Her Today

The song by  country and western singer George Jones is perfect. Lost love,tears,beers, loyalty,death and regret. Few fans can hold back the red eye;listening to it, you have to get off your horse,head for the nearest bar and think about … Continue reading

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Drunken Driving

Many years ago on my way back from a Stella ‘n dope party I crashed into a   car coming the other way. Luckily,some of us have it all, there was a policeman who saw the event. When asked if … Continue reading

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Burying History

She had been a near neighbour for twenty odd years. But  we didn’t know her well. Ruth Searle just over one hundred and blind for her last ten years had her service in, now my favourite church. All Saints,Putney Its Burn Jones/William Morris windows and classic GE … Continue reading

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One Cheer For Sir Jimmy

He fumbled and groped and maybe  a lot worse. But it was  long time ago, he is dead and the teenagers who were defiled are now grandmothers. Of course the press are getting their own back on the BBC for phone … Continue reading

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Boys Night Out

Billy is a piece of work. We have been friends since were 16-50 years ago. Thats a lot of friendship ,a lot of baggage. He lives nearby,we see each other regularly. Billy was briefly married-three months which was about two months too long. He is into … Continue reading

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Romney Wins

OK ,hows that, you ask?Well , in the present US Presidential like in  most elections in the free world ,the dominant feeling is disappointment with the incumbent. Because Obama’s promise of not being a Bush and being black was even more … Continue reading

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