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by Robert Cook
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Christmas and New Year Greetings - Add yours
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: Christmas and New Year Greetings - Add yours

Merry Christmas and A Guid New Year tae yin an' a. Keep safe.
by Robert Cook
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Gordon Ramsey
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Gordon Ramsey

Here in Canada they also say "I'll be your server tonight". To my way of thinking a server serves which is more accurate than a waiter as a waiter does more than wait. Speaking of the English language - we watch many of the British shows on TV and are puzzled at the number of words which are minimal...
by Robert Cook
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: What can you see?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: What can you see?

A Sheep
by Robert Cook
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Sundays ‘back in the day’
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Re: Sundays ‘back in the day’

Our Sunday was similar to some others. Dressed up in Sunday best including kilts with the full rig out. Walk down Dalry Road Brae from Rowanside terrace listening to calls of Kiltie, Kiltie cauld bum. Sunday school at the Park Church on Glasgow St. No fitba allowed. We used to go for a walk Sunday a...
by Robert Cook
Wed May 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Cannon Hill - Goal Posts

When I was a kid in the 40's it was all grass. My dad told me when he was practicing with the home guard on that piece of ground,crawling over it on their bellies, a few 6 year old kids were yelling at them to get aff their pitch and play their sully games somewhere else.
by Robert Cook
Wed May 20, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Scottish NHS
Replies: 14
Views: 2646

Re: Scottish NHS

The Canadian universal health care service (Medicare) was founded by a Scotsman named Tommy Douglas. Born in Falkirk, later in life a Baptist preacher then a Canadian politician and leader of the New Democratic Party (Socialist) . Several years ago he was voted the greatest Canadian ever by the gene...
by Robert Cook
Thu May 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Three towns - this day in history
Topic: Ardrossan - On This Day In History
Replies: 6171
Views: 845616

Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Where is/was the bridge over Glasgow Street?
by Robert Cook
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Things to do when stuck at home during this virus problem
Replies: 87
Views: 11998

Re: Things to do when stuck at home during this virus problem

Been playing the moothie for years Hughie probably not as good as you. My Brother was a whistler and in order to shut him up at work his workmates bought him a moothie. He never stopped whistling but he gave me the moothie and I took it up. Starting on Jigsaw puzzles the day.
by Robert Cook
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 3529

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

Billy was not a relative though I was friendly with him in the lower grades.
by Robert Cook
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 3529

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

I was born in 1942
by Robert Cook
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 3529

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

Bobnetau The more I think about it the more I am convinced that the photo was 1955 not 1954. I left the Academy in June 1957 to emigrate and at that time I had just completed form 3. So going back to form one that would make it 1955. That being said I was probably one year ahead of you at the Academy.
by Robert Cook
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954
Replies: 11
Views: 3529

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

I Believe all the boys were in form 1. I know I tried out for the choir again in form 2 but my voice had changed so got the boot. There was also a senior boys choir and they sang "Scotland the Brave". Though I don't remember you either I knew Bobby quite well as he was in my class at Eglinton. (see ...