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A Wee bit of Scottish Humour

One morning a Scotsman is having breakfast in Paris, (coffee, croissants, bread, butter and marmalade) when a Frenchman, chewing bubble-gum, sits down next to him. The Scotsman ignores the Frenchman who, nevertheless, starts a conversation.. Frenchman: ‘You Scots folk eat … Continue reading

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A First World War Story. My Theme for Remembrance

This was a story my father told me late one night in 1958 as we sat by a dying fire. He was smoking a last cigarette before beginning his nightly routine of winding the clock, putting the empty milk bottles … Continue reading

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We Shall Remember Them – 1914-1918. One Hundred Years Later

Incredible WWI Tribute In London Looks Like A River Of Blood… But Look Closer! By Steve Rushing    AUGUST 2, 2014  World War I, known at the time as the Great War, was thought to be the war that would … Continue reading

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A Point of History

The History of the Middle Finger: All these years I have believe this important fact from history was just a rude gesture. Boy! I need to get to my history books and get my finger out Before the Battle of … Continue reading

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