Geez! I’ve forgotten what was going to write

Posted on November 12th, 2009 by Purple13

Must be old age creeping up on me… (tempted to quote Soran from Star Trek Generations movie) but I’ve clean forgotton what it was I was going to write about.

I have my glass of Rose wine – on offer at Sainsburys with £3.00 off and still cost £5 so it must be good – I’ve completed my house-hold chores, I’ve even answered all my emails.

What was I going to write about…. now don’t tell me – it’s on the tip of my tongue.

Whilst I try and remember… I also phoned my Mum to day (on the way home from the office sitting in the rush hour queues (its the perfect ‘me’ time to call) after she’s sent me a clipping from their church magazine that she’d written. It was about remembering the stirring of the Christmas Pudding mixture at Grannies house – how the whole family used to have to visit and have a stir – even the postman was invited in to stir and make a wish, before the sacred sixpence was dropped into he mixture to be discovered on Christmas Day (hopefully not by any denture wearing relatives!!).

Anyway, she’d been to London to visit one of my aunts who despite having 4 grown up children of her own and copious amounts of driving age grand-children, hadn’t been remembered at all this weekend and completely neglected despite them all living very close by. Such busy lives they must all live…

Mum complained about terrible traffic – she’d forgotten about the roadworks on the opposite side of the road on the way into London and of course found herself in the middle of Enfield rush-hour on the way home……

Home! That’s reminded me what I was going to write about. Remembering. Armistice Day – when we remember all those who gave, and continue to give, their lives that we may live a little safer and free. Did you remember today?


10 Responses to “Geez! I’ve forgotten what was going to write”

  1. I remembered it yesterday with this:

    http://www.amazingwomenrock.com/ted-talks/deborah-scranton-on-her-war-tapes.html

    I sent you several facebook messages some time ago… not sure if you got them. Hope all OK with you…

  2. Also, i see my name there as a contributor now, but no idea what i’m supposed to do…

    • Purple13 says:

      hi susan – excuse the lack of caps – i am drinking a peppermint tea and trying to warm my hands at the same time.

      as a contributor, just feel free to post whenever you can – you can also grab your contributor button and put it on your own blog etc and link back to here.

      as contributors, we try to keep the flow going – regular posts and of course mentions / tweets etc via our own accounts / users back to posts here.

      and try and have some fun as well – v important (hows the one handed, one fingered typing doing so far?).

      with regards your facebook messages – dont know whats happened to them?????

      Try (tea finished – last slurp) – http://www.facebook.com/fabulousphotogifts for the right account. Look forward to seeing you over there too.

      Jonathan
      .-= Purple13´s last blog ..Even our local Denby Bottles Church has a website =-.

  3. I did remember, but in the the US is is called Veteran’s Day.

    From Wikipedia: Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated.[1] It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
    .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog .."How Can I Keep From Singing" ~ Chris Tomlin =-.

  4. I remembered – and over the past few weeks have bought my usual fifteen or so poppies because they keep falling off my lapel. There’a probably some ingenious way to keep them in place i haven’t figured out yet.

    It’s amazing to me how many stores and businesses are open even on remembrance day – I thought it was supposed to be a compulsory holiday and at the very least, does it really hurt to show some respect for something other than consumerism for one day of the year at least?

    Oh and I remember the Christmas pud stirring too – if I could just recall the wishes I made I would know if they ever came true.
    .-= Angela in Canada´s last blog ..Copenhagen: Climate Constipation? =-.

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