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Janet Report 22 Apr 2013 11:31

A stranger holding a door open as you approached and acknowledging their manners by saying 'thank-you' -jl


GlasgowLass Report 22 Apr 2013 11:55

A gentle reminder that you should always allow another person to come out of a doorway, before entering yourself.
Especially public transport.


CupCakes Report 22 Apr 2013 12:08

General - Good manners
Personal - My dads floor to ceiling book collect - many 1st editions with the folded tissue paper inside which my mother after he died, put on a bonfire in the garden with his piano.

:-| :-| :-| :-|


GHeather Report 22 Apr 2013 14:28

What a terrible waste of books, 1st editions too! :-(


CupCakes Report 22 Apr 2013 15:30

It still makes me shudder when I think of it.
I can remember some of the titles
Wind in the Willows & Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazon.
S & A had beautful hand painted drawings as well.

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence was on the top shelf. I remember getting the ladder and climbing up to get it - sneaked it upstairs so I could read it under the covers with my torch.


Dermot Report 22 Apr 2013 15:36

Honest-to-goodness politicians.

Oops - hang on a second. I'm sure I heard of dodgy political shenanigans in the old days. Mind you, fault is not an elusive thing to find.


eRRolSheep Report 22 Apr 2013 15:50

my thread...

and common courtesy and honesty


LilyL Report 22 Apr 2013 15:57

Proper butcher's skewers to secure a joint of meat. Not the wooden or straight ones that are all you can buy these days. Oh and truthfulness and thankyou LETTERS!


GHeather Report 22 Apr 2013 16:04

Great lot of books NanaSue. What a shame about what happened to them! :-( :-0

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 22 Apr 2013 20:02

Respect, manners and capital punishment.....

Jules x