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  1. Oh Daisey, what a lovely story. I am so glad you found them and yes, a plaque for your aunt would be marvellous. Loved or 'Much loved Aunt' (or whatever you called her, Auntie or Aunty, no matter). Is the above plaque staying on the wall? Where's the other plaque going to go? I'm not fully awake yet so not getting the gist of this - other than I'm completely bowled over as \I know how special it is to 'find' people. I tried to track down where my Great Grandparents are buried (dad's side) only to find that they're buried in the same plot as dad's Uncle Ernest who died in WWl, aged 18 (not in battle, due to the Spanish Flu). They used to have their own headstone but it was replaced by a War Grave stone - and their names aren't on it, nor is there a plaque to say they're there. One other of their sons has a plaque on the side of the grave. No sign that they ever lived ... and granddad's headstone has fallen over. I must see, this year, if I can raise enough interest amongst my folk (I've tried) to get that put right. I was asked to try and find the grave of a man who'd died during WWll and take a photograph - all graves are photographed, if possible, to remember them and help relatives locate them. Anyway, I knew, after talking to the vicar, where he'd be and on the way there I stopped at a grave ... still don't know why I stopped at that one ... and read the inscription. It was his wife's grave - his name was mentioned ... so if you wanted to put 'Wife of ...' I felt sad that they were lying apart from each other (not far, though) but her husband's was a War Grave. Many soldiers are buried in family graves - I assume they wanted it that way - and they're more difficult to track down. At the end of the day, Daisey, it's what you want to put on that matters. I've read some beautiful inscriptions - lots of them almost break your heart as you can imagine the feeling behind each word. Her name, date of birth and death, what she was to you (and others if you wish). Main thing is ... her name will be there for you and others to see ... she was here. Right, I've woken up. There is room for the one plaque - you want both names on. Woken up more ... GNR - Gunner and not General? Gnr is the usual abbreviation for Gunner - Artillery. Your Uncle would want that on and his Unit. Oh heck, Daisey - his is a memorial stating his wartime Unit and Number - he must have been proud of that and wanted people to remember him that way. You can find out more - I've just googled his Unit and it's there on Google - I'm getting ready for work but will look again later. So much to find out, Daisey! Hang on and I'll have another think how you could condense it all. xx Ok, was drying my hair and can't stop thinking about this. I'm hooked. Just a few considerations ... that plaque would have been very important to Aunt Netta - the wording is as precise as her husband would have wished - he may have had a hand in what should be on it. His Unit will have been of utmost importance. So ... it could stay as it is? Could a smaller plaque be inset into the wall, just below her husband's? I remember Uncle Ernie's new headstone taking the place of the old one and asking about the wording on it - nobody would know they were there. (I must have always been a sensitive soul with regard to this). Their answer was that the family knew they were there ... I wish I'd remembered all this when I was looking in all the graveyards in the vicinity .. so it didn't matter who else knew. I still don't agree with that. I was walking around the graveyard of a church in Bedlington on Monday - funeral of a friend - and came across the grave of an Australian, died in WWl ... but I also saw a plaque in the ground, under a tree - there won't be anybody under it, it'll be there cos it's a nice place and they're remembered. Now ... I must get a shuffle on and get ready for school. I'll be thinking of them all day - and can't wait to get back to read up about the NZ 6th Field Regiment. See? Not forgotten.
  2. Umbrella
  3. Here we go again ... always with his eye on fashion.
  4. A while back I was talking to my son about my telly and that I'd like one with a red button as they were always telling folk to press it and see other stuff. He handed me the remote and asked what coloured buttons were on the bottom. Red, green yellow and blue said I ... oh is THAT the red button they're on about? Doh!
  5. Of course he made the effort - it's what he does at other times so he'd certainly be visiting people in these awful times. It may be my age but these visits are no surprise to me.
  6. When I think of him I think of The Last Of The Mohicans ... and that horrible bloke on the ledge ... and the young lass .. WAAAA! Scary stuff!
  7. Shanghai Breezes (John Denver)
  8. Please do - it's funny! I don't have a posh telly like that - mine does as it's told.
  9. You'll not see much footage of Charles being hugged when he was growing up (not in public) - what goes on when the cameras are switched off, we don't know. I'm sure he'll be showing his concern in many ways and glad to see him there. Perhaps it was a more formal meeting and different circumstances from the William photo?
  10. Happy Birthday ... again!
  11. I live in a council house that is maintained by a Housing Association. I think - I always used to go to the wrong office to get things done.
  12. Carey get out your cane and I'll put on some silver
  13. @Jerseyfornia
  14. I doubt anyone will be thinking that, Rachel.