Obituaries miscellaneous, Bill Withers .

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby merseymouth » 27 Nov 2019, 8:54am

Hi CX-3, Just worked out your "ReNaming" point!
Never heard that before, but then again I am not a "Certified Football Nut"!!!
I don't think it smart to do a bragging point jib here, that sounds like a very Mancunian practise? I'm allowed to insult that lot along the M602, as my father was born in Hulme!
No, here we are currently concerned that one of the minor teams may drop into the championship :roll: .
Bt maybe this year a section of the City's football fans may find themselves in "7th Heaven"? IGICB

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby briansnail » 30 Nov 2019, 3:26pm

I was reading on the train as one does. For some reason I was getting disapproving looks. Some of the women looked disgusted. I picked up a discarded copy of the "Economist" and hid my magazine in it.
The obituary column of the Economist fell open at Raymond Poulidor. Who ever's zat? He was a Labourer initially. He rose to greatness as a Tour cyclist. Well almost greatness. As the Economist points out he came second and third on the Tour no less than EIGHT times. He was the French equivalent of Eddie the Eagle. The whole of France loved him. Keen and faster rival (by seconds) Jacques Anquetil just got the glory. If he had any resentment. Raymond hid it well. If competition cyclists hated Raymond it was for one reason. Raymond was opposed to drugs in cycling. In any shape or form.
Meanwhile I will now buy a copy of the Financial times. So much better for hiding my copy of the Beano.

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Bill Withers .

Postby Cyril Haearn » 4 Apr 2020, 5:47pm

One wonders whether Poulidor deliberately did not win, he was so popular, people loved him. Maybe they are respected Anquetil in a distant way. I think Eddie did not get up to second often


Bill Withers just died
He had one number one hit and retired more than thirty years ago, +1
..
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely daaay
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Bill Withers .

Postby colin54 » 4 Apr 2020, 9:36pm

My favourite Bill Withers song, 'Grandma's Hands',a live version with a funny preamble.
RIP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W-xtHYXE7A

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Georg Ratzinger .

Postby Cyril Haearn » 2 Jul 2020, 3:45pm

Georg Ratzinger, brother of the more famous Pope Benedict, just passed away aged 96
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Georg Ratzinger .

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jul 2020, 8:05pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Georg Ratzinger, brother of the more famous Pope Benedict, just passed away aged 96

Bettie Goulding who lived at the end of our avenue just died 84.
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Derek Mahon

Postby Oldjohnw » 3 Oct 2020, 12:38am

Everything Is Going to Be All Right

How should I not be glad to contemplate
the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window
and a high tide reflected on the ceiling?
There will be dying, there will be dying,
but there is no need to go into that.
The poems flow from the hand unbidden
and the hidden source is the watchful heart.
The sun rises in spite of everything
and the far cities are beautiful and bright.
I lie here in a riot of sunlight
watching the day break and the clouds flying.
Everything is going to be all right


RIP Derek Mahon
1941-2020
John