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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
I am a Northern League supporter without a club to favour and double as a sometime genealogist who has researched his family tree back to the early 1600's, compiling a file of individual relatives totalling just over 3,000 names. I have been happily married to Maureen for 48 years. We have 1 son, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and absolutely no money!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Targets on the road to recovery

I am making slow but sure progress following my laminectomy and fusion operation, 5 weeks down the road. I see the surgeon on March 23 and hope for some good news. Driving is some distance away for me at the moment, but my son-in-law has offered to take me to a game as soon as I feel up to it, so I am targetting the FA Vase semi-final first leg tie between Whitley Bay and Lowestoft Town on March 28 for my reappearance to the footie scene. Realistically, this is a bit of a long shot as I seem to tire very easily. Today, I walked as far as the local branch library, which is about 500 yards from my home and I had to have a sleep when I got back home. Fingers crossed, though!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Ramblings of a retired mind.....

You know, it's amazing - the amount of visitors we receive who, on seeing the cat litter tray say "Oh! Do you have a cat?" - one of these days I will say "Actually, we keep it for visitors" ........

I think I have Furniture Disease - that feeling you get when your chest meets your drawers ........

I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans.........

You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't like me anyway........

I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those mobile phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can't afford one. So, I'm wearing my tv remote.........

An elderly couple is attending Morning Service. About halfway through, the wife leans over and says to her husband, "I just let out a silent one; what do you think I should do?" He replies, "Put a new battery in your hearing aid."