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Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

The only *happy* reason I can think of is that the couple ended up eloping a few months early, but that's not very likelysmiley - erm


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Post 62

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

My sister and my daughter are intrigued. I will have to keep my ears open for the reason, and I hope it's as you say, Amy.


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Post 63

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

I'm just trying to find silver linings today--rough night last nigh...

smiley - doh

*smiley - run to journal*


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Post 64

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - cuddle

I am now the proud owner of a new, working boiler. Total charged: £2450. I have just cleared up all the mess, smiley - puff mopped the bathroom floorsmiley - puff hooveredsmiley - puff got the washer onsmiley - run

I need to slow down some, before I collapse. Good job no calls from the Vicar this week, eh.

My birthday next week. Unless I get booked for a funeral, I'm at a loose end. I may get a birthday cakesmiley - cake from Tesco and pop into the support group I used to attend with Ian and Caroline.


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Post 65

Icy North

{My birthday next week. Unless I get booked for a funeral, I'm at a loose end...}

smiley - sadface


Have a pre-birthday smiley - cakesmiley - gift and smiley - redwinesmiley - smiley


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Post 66

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - drool tasmiley - runsmiley - sporksmiley - towel


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Post 67

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

£2450 sounds like daylight robbery smiley - yikes

smiley - pirate


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Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Min you I'm not saying it *is* daylight robbery. I don't know all the details. I just hope you got your money's worth smiley - hug

smiley - pirate


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Post 69

SashaQ - happysad

Yay for the new working boiler smiley - magic

Expensive business, I know - mine was about that much a couple of years ago, but it is more efficient, so that's good smiley - ok


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Post 70

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - smileyI've got new central heating!



I've made a campfire in the middle of the roomsmiley - ermsmiley - ermsmiley - erm


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Post 71

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - laugh

I attended a funeral (in a personal capacity) yesterday. There was an RAF flypast... http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/raf-transporter-roared-across-skies-1522257 unfortunately I can't get the plane photo to display so I have tried to save the image on my computer, then I remembered I can't upload photos heresmiley - erm and I've lost all my photo sharing websites. People who are friends on Facebook can see it. Jimmy was only 29, he had a brain tumour which he battled for 2 years.smiley - rose He had been a nurse in the RAF. The first service was at the biggest and grandest church in Grimsby - it used to be St James Church but it's now Grimsby Minster. http://grimsbyminster.com/ I could spend hours in there just looking at the fabulous stained glass. Here is one of them which I took a photo of and applied to my entry: A82826139. Jimmy was my nephew Liam's best friend and best man at his wedding 3 years ago. As I was walking to the Minster across the flagstones I was dive-bombed by a white butterfly. smiley - angel

The church funeral was interesting from my professional perspective as it's the first one I've been to since I've been learning my Verger's job. I was sat with my sister, her daughter between us and my ex-brother-in-law (Liam's dad) the other side of me. In front of us were other mourners that I thought were a little too close to the front... right on the funeral start time the Verger (presumably) appeared and began to shuffle the people in front of us around like human dominoes smiley - sadface and when I saw the Vicar walk in - horrors, his sash at the back of his neck wasn't straight, the gold cross was almost on his left shoulder. There was another service at the crematorium but I didn't go to that so I actually missed the flypast - although I did hear it in Cleethorpes.

I wonder what the other mourners thought of the oops! moments I noticed - I'm glad I wasn't the Verger yesterday!smiley - run

RIP Jimmysmiley - rose


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Oh there's a gallery online now: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/full-military-honours-funeral-raf-1521278

The young man pallbearer at the front of the coffin is my nephew Liam smiley - love


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

oh bugger! I've just cremated 3 sausages smiley - ermsmiley - erm


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You can call me TC

Lovely cherry blossom outside the church there. Ours have already come and gone.

Having trouble loading the video, though I'm afraid.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Doesn't surprise me at all. I hate the Grimsby Telegraph website smiley - sadface


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Busy time coming up - funerals on Friday 18th and Monday 21st. Wedding rehearsals on Wednesday 23rd and Friday 25th, then two weddings on 2nd June.

Friday's funeral involves a new (to me) undertakers and the lack of our church organist is causing some reorganisation! I rang the phone number for the funeral directors and luckily found myself talking to a delightful young lady whom I got on with like a house on fire (smiley - groan, yes, I am picking up the awful puns Prof) I explained the need for testing the cd if there was going to be one and could they possibly deliver the service sheets to the office at least the day before the funeral and if they had a cd player could they please bring onesmiley - puffand also it would be appreciated if a member of their staff could actually stay during the service to play the music as I really need to be concentrating on making sure the service goes as smoothly as possible. She was most agreeable and stated she didn't think there would be a problem but if there was, the manager would get back to me. I said how nice it was to talk to her and thanked her profusely for helping me as I was new to the job and she said it was a pleasure. I said thank you very much and she wished me all the best with my new vocation. I said I hadn't planned any holidays yet and she laughed out loud (I hope she wasn't sipping tea)smiley - blush


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

after researching smiley - winkeye I've found out that there are more people dying today than have ever died before smiley - ermsmiley - ermsmiley - erm


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Post 78

Icy North

Are they telling your jokes? smiley - smiley


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

err! deadpan humour smiley - winkeye


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Post 80

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

RIP Phyllissmiley - rose

I am pleased to report that with a church full of mourners, everything ran smoothly, except for one thing, when the vicar invited the immediate family forward to light the tealight candles he presented them with a noisy and not-very-good gas clicker which took several attempts by each person (smiley - grr) to light their candle. There were tapers, and I had even lit one tealight in advance so the taper could be lit from that. smiley - shrug

So, wasn't mesmiley - run


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