Mental activity v. Mental decline?

brynpoeth
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Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Dec 2018, 4:37pm

Mick F wrote:
brynpoeth wrote: .................. we are all a bit Welsh
For me, I was born there and have a Welsh birth certificate. Dad had a job based in Chester and he and Mum bought a little house up in the hills above Wrexham when I came along.
Other than that, I'm of Lancastrian descent as far back as I can trace it.

I doubt very much that were's all a bit Welsh. Some of the ancient brits retreated into Wales when the Romans arrived, but not all by any means. Many of us northern types are descended from Vikings.

If one goes far back enough..
You are half Welsh, half Lancashire English and half Cornish by now too
Most PotUSs have Irish blood for example :wink:
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Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Dec 2018, 4:43pm

The lady who lived next to us was in her 90s, she was learning Ancient Greek until she died at 103. She reckoned it was the best sleeping pill. She was an academic, and what I call an intellgent idiot ie brainy, great at argument, but no common sense or practical ability whatsoever. She walked her socks off every day.

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Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Dec 2018, 10:54am

The secret of happiness is not possession, but giving. She who makes others happy becomes happy
Andre Gide
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
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