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by Robert Cook
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Old-Time Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: Old-Time Radio

Remember the Black Museum well Hughie. I believe broadcast on Saturday Nights .
Scared me to death.
Also who could forget the McFlannels.
by Robert Cook
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Shell Long Service Awards
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: Shell Long Service Awards

Notice my Dad's name in the over 10 years category. He was with them a total of 17 years, latterly as foreman of the machinist's. Left in 1957
to come to Canada.
R.Cook
by Robert Cook
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Hughie
Replies: 19
Views: 3072

Re: Happy birthday Hughie

Happy Birthday Hughie and have a guid Rabbie Burns day.
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: 4113

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: 10
Views: 4177

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 a...
by Robert Cook
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: What can you see?
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

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: 4676

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: 3481

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: 5042

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: 7435
Views: 1157412

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: 20917

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: 5825

Re: Ardrossan Academy Boy's Choir C1954

Billy was not a relative though I was friendly with him in the lower grades.