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LINCOLNSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY -
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The Last Days of the Bus Club By Chris Stewart
THANK YOU -
|TOGETHER - |
Together we can do it like they did in World War Two By keeping ourselves safe we will be helping others too
Contain this Pandemic is the goal that's been set for us By accepting isolation without making a fuss
Recalling stories Grand Parents told us when we were kids How their neighbourhoods helped each other with the things they did
There's a lesson to be learnt from memories of their past Then when this scourge is done we will stand proud and tall at last
These words once etched on a tablet of stone, perhaps will help The read "do unto others as you'd have done to yourself"
MY MEMORY OF V.E.DAY -
So Unpredictable -
Bransby Horses reopens to public after keeping spirits up during Lockdown
A Point of View. -
MISTRESS OF SORROWS -
What to do during Lockdown -
CORONAVIRUS – PANDEMIC – COVID 19 -
When Spanish Flu killed more than World War 1
Yet now again a virus lays us low,
And kills us without pity, one by one.
Just our United Kingdom on its own,
And thirty thousand precious lives have gone.
So many hundreds more each day are known,
How many more before this Plague is done?
How do we now begin to comprehend?
Such scale of loss beyond our darkest fears.
This tide of grief engulfs us without end,
Our wounded land seems like a vale of tears.
And so our Nation calls for all to fight,
Each one to play their part, both young and old;
For most to “Stay at Home and Lockdown Tight”,
The rest, ‘Our Brave Front Line’ to work as told.
Key workers leave their homes, and all behind,
For Hospitals, Care Homes, Shops and all the rest,
They risk their lives to serve all humankind
Are heroes all, ‘Our Brave Front Line’ THE BEST.
Ted Edwards in Lockdown Skellingthorpe May 2020
|Some Lockdown Observations - |
1. Question on Day 1: 'What time shall we have lunch'? Question on Day 80: 'What month is it?'
2. The weeds in the garden grew at three times the normal rate during the Lockdown.
3. Insomnia at 4am provides an opportunity to register for online supermarket food delivery/collection. (The three supermarkets who declined to accept me as a customer have lost my custom forever - so there!)
4. The weekly drive to collect the food order rapidly became the highlight of the week and an occasion to dither for hours over which outfrt to wear.
5. The Dawn Chorus reached ear splitting ASBO levels during Lockdown. The RSPB really should do something about it.
6. After spending weeks quacking to all and sundry for hours on end from the roof the Mallard ducks decamped to a near neighbour's roof, thus demonstrating ducks have no loyalty.
7. The Red Arrows always, but always, fly over the house in full arrow formation with red, white and blue billowing smoke when camera, iPhone, and iPad are on charge in the house.
8. Who knew before Lockdown that you could Zoom all over the globe and not feel exhausted or deplete the bank balance? 9. Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP, suggested singing 'The National Anthem' as an alternative to 'Happy Birthday' when hand washing, but it is impossible to wash your hands if you are correctly stood to attention with both arms firmly by your side as you sing.
10. When the crochet pattern says 'de in bl of first 7 sts, (ss in bl next tr, 3 dhtr in next ss) 13 times, rp ', the designer should really have been honest and said this translates as 'crochet two rows, unpick four rows thirteen times over a two week period, then give up crochet and take up knitting instead'. (Does anyone require just one crocheted fingerless glove in peach ..... ?
11. Lockdown weight gain is entirely due to sneaky friends who emailed photos of the cakes, curries and quiches they baked or sent favourite pear pudding recipes to try out - and subsequently eat.
12. The 'off' switch on the television and radio is so easy to use. (Yelling 'OFF' to Alexa when three particularty irritating political journalists are talking is even more satisfying.)
13. Bicycle bells have gone out of fashion and joggers have right of way on the Sustrans track, apparently. (Please note, it is unwise to offer a differing point of view when discussing these matters with said cyclists and joggers.)
14. Daily exercise walks round the village have revealed the poor state of repair of village pavements.
15. Favourite new word learnt during lockdown: u/tracrepidarian - a person who criticises, judges or gives advice outside their own area of expertise. (You are not alone if you are now thinking of the three irritating political journalists not mentioned by name in Observation No. 12.)
16. On Day 86 the first pack of toilet rolls were purchased since before the Lockdown started, but only because they were reduced in price!
17. Good friends are those who send gifts of SR flour, email daily inspiring quotes and funny jokes and leave handcrafted Lockdown gifts on your doorstep.
18. Who is this wild looking person in need of a haircut who pushes in front of me in the mirror these days?
19. Chatterbox magazine has been greatly missed!
20. When so-many people have tragically died during this pandemic, each death has become a special reason to count one's own blessings.