Monday, 5 November 2018

Remember, Remember..................

...........................................The Fifth of November.

 One I can remember was 1987. Youngest daughter was born on the 4th and on the 5th I went from Ipswich hospital to Eye Maternity hospital for a weeks recovery. Nowadays everyone gets chucked out of hospital just a few days after giving birth, back then it was the norm to stay for anything up to a week. Eye Maternity Unit was just one ward, twelve beds, not many women actually gave birth there as they didn't have a doctor available all the time, it was all done by midwives.
Children weren't allowed in to visit but as  the maternity ward was on the ground floor  Colin brought the older two to peer through the window at their new sister....................just as the fireworks started on the school playing fields next door to the hospital!
So Youngest was 31 yesterday.....................1987 doesn't seem that long ago.

Many thanks for comments over the weekend, just as fun to read as first time round and sorry for not replying......had a going-out-and-coming-home-again-several-times sort of weekend.

The Sunday evening going out was with son and DIL to the nearest firework display. Willow was amazed at the lights but no tears. Hadn't been to a firework display since we used to take the children to Aldeburgh  Carnival fireworks which is always on the beach in August. Good grief ..........that's nearly 20 years ago!
I discovered how difficult it is to take photos of fireworks....................see below!







 Back TomorrowSue
PS
 In case you don't know the old rhyme................. it goes like this...................

Remember, Remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, Treason or Plot
I see no reason 
Why Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

And to all readers from overseas......yes, we really do celebrate the failed plot to blow up the houses of parliament!



26 comments:

  1. We're a funny old nation, aren't we?! Lovely that Willow wasn't upset by the fireworks.

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  2. Good that Willow wasn’t upset by the fireworks-they scare me a lot! Displays here were postponed from Saturday to last nught due to weather and there are two really big ones tonight so I’ll knit whilst wearing my headphones.

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  3. As Seller and Yeatman said - we celebrate to remind them that it would have been a Good Thing.
    We had loads of fireworks here at my parents', but we were able to ignore the bangs and at bedtime the hearing aids come out and the bangs vanish!!! There are some advantages!
    I'm glad Willow was OK with them.
    xx

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  4. Our eldest Grandson Bertie was born 7 years ago today, we now call it Bertieday!

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  5. I passed my driving test on 5 November back in the 1970s so I always take it as everyone celebrating my achievement! Lovely to think folks are still doing that for me year after year LOL!

    Off topic - my laptop crashed a while ago and I lost all my favourites. I've managed to get back onto my favourite blogs bar one. There was a blog written (not every day, perhaps just half a dozen times a year) by a woman whose family followed 1940s lifestyle. She had about 5 children, the youngest were a set of twin girls who were being home schooled. I loved reading her blog and despite googling every combination of words I can find, I've not been able to get back to it. Does anyone on here know which one I mean and could point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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    1. Rememberingtheoldways.blogspot.com?

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    2. Yes I agree with Gin2weave. The family are home schooling the twins so I think rather busy! I did have her on my list down the right but she hadn't posted since the spring.

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    3. That's it! Thank you so much. I know she doesn't post very often but I really enjoyed reading back through the blog and look forward to the times she does post. The cake recipes are very good :).

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    4. Well, I have five children, including twin girls, but, sorry, it wasn't me!

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  6. There was not many fireworks in our village. The scouts had a display. Before I moved last year it was terrible where I lived at Heathrow Airport area fireworks went on for weeks because there was so many nationalities there.
    When my son was born in 1959 in hospital it was usual to stay in hospital for 8 days and there would only be the husband allowed to visit and that would be for 45 minutes, what a difference now.
    Glad you had a good weekend Sue.
    Hazel c uk

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  7. We are a funny nation especially the ceremonial burning of the guy. I have a story to tell about that tomorrow...
    I was in hospital in 1994 on bonfire night expecting my eldest daughter. She wasn't due until 20th January but my waters had broken... We were having a bonfire party which I wasn't allowed to attend but had to manage from my hospital bed and depend on my sister to carry out instructions! Probably as well I stayed put because daughter was then born on the 11th November.

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  8. Although I am from the US, I grew up in the UK. Guy Fawkes Day fireworks and the burning of the effigy is what I remember most vividly at this time of the year and not Halloween.

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  9. I have always thought it macabre that we should celebrate anything as ghoulish as the hanging, drawing and quartering of the treasonable men who plotted. Fantastic firework photos though.

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  10. Lovely photos! Happy Guy Fawkes Day! It's actually my anniversary today. I picked the date so I would never forget it lol. Hubby and I have been married 30 years. Wow! Where did the time go?

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  11. My daughter used to live in a single story converted cow shed. She used to have a couple of peacocks and on bonfire night they would perch themselves on the roof to watch all the fireworks in the village display. They didn't seem at all distressed.

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  12. Not even a few days - my daughter in law was out 6 hours after giving birth!

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  13. I've hardly heard any fireworks going off round here this year. We usually have them for weeks before and after.
    Hugs-x-

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  14. My oldest was born on 1 Oct 1987, the day of the Whittier Narrows Earthquake here in Southern CA. I was ready to go home and try a few days later, but he was overdue as it was and I had to stay.

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  15. I just celebrate my birthday which I have always liked having on Guy Fawkes Day.

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  16. My oldest was born in 1987, I could not get home fast enough! We stayed 20 hours.

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  17. So you were having your last baby when my daughter was having my first grandchild - she is now 31!

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  18. شركة المثالية للتنظيف

    شركة المثالية توفر علي ربة المنزل عناء التنظيف، والمواظبة علية بإستمرار، خصوصا وأن ربة المنزل الآن يكون عليها مهام كثيرة شاقة ولا يكون لديها مساحة من الوقت للقيام بمهام التنظيف، وليس فقط التنظيف هي من مهام الشركة بل أن الشركة أيضاً تُقدم مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات الأخرى التي تخدم راحة عُملائها، بالإضافة إلي تقديم مُستوي عالي من الكفاءة في تنفيذ الخدمة. خدمات شركة المثالية: ولأن شركة المثالية تقوم علي راحة عُملائها في تقوم بتوفر مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات مثل: • تنظيف الستائر. • تنظيف المفروشات. • تنظيف السجاد والموكيت. • تنظيف الكنب. • تنظيف المجالس. • مُكافحة الحشرات. • رش مُبيدات. • تسليك مجاري. حيثُ أن لدينا مجموعة من أكفأ العمُال والأيدي العاملة، بالإضافة إلي اننا يوجد ليدنا أحدث أنواع الأجهزة والماكينات التي تُساعدنا في عملنا، بالإضافة إلي أن المساحيق المُستخدمة في عمليات التنظيف نقوم بإستيرادها من الخارج، وهي مُصرحة من وزارة الصحة ولا ضرر عليها. كما أن شركة المثالية تستقبل تليفونات عُملائها علي المدار اليوم لإستقبال طباتهم وإستفسارتهم بإستمرار. عزيزي العميل نُحاول أن نوفر لك جميع ما تحتاج إلية، علاوة علي ان أسعارنا لا تقبل المُنافسة.

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  19. My youngest son was also born in 1987. We went to see a fantastic firework display, but it seems to have been drawn out over so many days this year, much to the upset of a lot of animals.

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