[jhb_airlines] Re: Emergency

  • From: "Fred Stopforth" <fredstopforth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 19:06:03 -0000

Ernie, It was like walking into a freezer even though I made sure I was well 
wrapt up.I have a correction to make information wise: my 13 years is the 
result of her going off after what I thought was25yrs bliss[not blitz]and 
looked forward to more.She was a smasher but to the surprise of everyone she 
took a funny turn.Aye I remember the cricket pro but I was never a cricket fan 
after the days of Washbrook,Hutton,and Compton went by.The T'Hall was on Market 
St opposite the Grand Theatre cinema enterance a few months ago.The Grand and 
the Open Market Stalls were demolished a few yrs ago making way for a new 
T'Hall building that was completed last year They moved in quick enough// shop 
shells and office shells waiting to be bought or rented // a new cinema and 
social activity centre when they are finally completed. So there you are abit 
more info.  Cheers Chin Up  Fred
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 3:49 PM
  Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Emergency

  Hi Fred,
  Many thanks for your most welcome email.
  You will have found a big difference to the weather in Spain and the rubbish 
we have at the moment.Brrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!
  I didn't know you were also a widower -- 13 years Wow !!! I don't think at my 
age (90) I will have 13 years of it !!! 
  I still remember Percy St.in Nelson.I can't imagine it fully Asianised.When I 
lived there as a youngster the first Asian person I ever saw was the 
professional cricketeer who played for Nelson cricket club.(Leary 
Constantine).At practice,he used to put 3 halfcrowns on his stumps instead of 
bails,and we all had a bowl at him.I never saw him lose either,but he did 
occasionally when I was not there.
  The bus station used to be next to the market hall didn't it ? Is the market 
hall still there ?
  I don't do much computer flying nowadays.I have to watch my pennies,and the 
computer and monitor are strictly rationed for economic reasons.
  I get an email daily from my daughter who lives in Florida USA.That helps my 
loneliness a good bit.If my wife had lived until last August,we would have had 
65 years of marriage.
  I have a daily routine nowadays,that helps me get through the day.My wife was 
bedridden for her last few months,and I looked after her.There wasn't enough 
time in the day then !! Now time is the enemy -- Finding things to do that I 
can physically cope with,are difficult,together with walking any distance (with 
a stick).
  Only last week I bought myself an electric scooter,to help me get about a bit 
more.Of course the weather is a problem,particularly the early dark 
evenings.You will know all about that.!!!
  Well Fred,it is good to know someone from Nelson.I haven't been back there 
for over 30 years.Thank you for writing to me.
  I live in Telford Shropshire nowadays.I have a small bungalow which suits me 
fine -- no stairs to bother about.
  All the best,Cheers and chin up is our slogan.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Fred Stopforth 
    To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 10:21 AM
    Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Emergency

    Hi Ernie, just got back from visiting my daugther in Spain so it was nice 
to see you pop up on the list nudging someone abit of encouragement to  bear up 
to a bad time considering what you have been and are going thro with.Aye like 
you I find it desolating  but find that simming and practical activities keep 
it at bay [13yrs of it]. One copes not for one's sake but for the sake of 
others;one carries others thro so others can carry oneself thro. It's a funny 
life. Well Percy St, is still very much there, don't think it's changed much 
but for tarmac instead of cobbles and no more Monday morning backstreet washing 
hanging out. The school is still there but with modern bits of extensions and 
the area is fully Asianised now so you wouldn't know a soul there or even see 
one that you knew when you left all those years ago. Latest change in Nelson is 
brand new bus station built joining the railway station;looks like an all glass 
airport building [clean and tidy at the moment before it officially opens -- 
over 1 month late ] The Station Hotel is still there;but I don't think it's 
catered for travellers for a looong time except for those who couldn't walk 
home after a few pints.Well off to get my priorty shopping done this morning 
Nelson ,Burnley, and Padiham aye and to sort my pension situation out as 
well.So I'm taking another turn in life! Well Ernie,like you say 'Cheers and 
Chin Up'   Fred
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 8:11 PM
      Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Emergency

      Hi MIke,
      You have my sympathy.
      I am just at the end of my first year on my own.Life can be very desolate 
      Chin up mate,you will do it.
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Mike Brook 
        To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 4:43 PM
        Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Emergency

        I'm afraid that I'm in a very similar boat.  SWMBO and I had to dash 
down to Sussex last night where her 89 year old father is extremely unwell and 
is fading rapidly.  This has happened just three weeks after my old mum died.  
Life is very difficult at the moment and, just as we thought that we'd turned 
the corner, fate has struck back again.

        It is most unlikely that I'll be able to make an appearence on Thursday 
as I'd hoped to do, sorry folks.


        From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
        To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Sent: Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 2:37:08 PM
        Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Emergency

        No problem. Real life takes priority over hobbies, it's no contest.

        Hope all goes well.

        Gerry Winskill

        F FISHER wrote:
        > I am really, really sorry, But a medical emergency, means I will not 
        > available tomorrow night (Thursday).
        > (My wifes 86 year old Aunt has just had her second fall in 24 hours, 
        > this time serious, and she lives 100 miles away, and we are her only 
        > relatives).
        > Do not know when we will be back home, maybe in 48+ hours, depending..
        > Again, sorry to let you down, was really looking forward to the event.
        > Hopefully Jonjo will be around, I will see if I can catch him before 
        > leaving.
        > Frank F


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