Otium cum dignitate.
Yes, congrts to the Modos.My son, who is fast approaching the age of 30, has no idea what pounds and ounces are, having been educated entirely in metric measures in his early years. Are these ancient measures still in use in that benighted island? The metrification process also excluded miles, but I note that the UK still uses that measure in preference to kilometres. Vive la resistance! Do you need to provide a conversion chart fr your younger viewers?
I think it about 3.7 kilos Nomad. Whatever that means :-) I have no idea what I weigh in kilos. My daughter reports her weight to me in stones and pounds from time to time so even the younger generations here still use imperial, 'tho I think they use both.I had a hilarious time in Eire with the road signs eg. "Clonakilty 15", followed some miles later by one saying "Clonakilty 23". They seem to mix their km and their miles signage!
congrats modo etal...enjoy this time and make sure you write about it for yourself...it never happens the same way twice and the feelings are often very different...has it really been 24 years since my son was born...geez i am old!
GOOD GOD!Some woman allowed Modo to crawl upon her flesh and inseminate her?A sorry day for womanhood.
It is no good jumping to conclusions Mr BOC, we just don't know the full facts...technology has advanced you know.
I know Daisy. Mine will be 18 this summer !?! She thinks I am a pensioner already.
Well I never! Still having kids at his age? Well at least the child will have a variety of dodgy surnames to chose from.
Congrats to Mr And Mrs Modo.My Babies are 37, 35 and 31. plus 3 granbabies aged 4, 2 and 22mnths.How old does that make Trubes? Almost, methinks, positively prehistoric!Wonderful Congratulations again to the Modos. Di.
Marvellous news this!Spring babes seem to blossom at the same time too...Where's his site anyway...can't seem to find it anywhere...
It is gorgeous news isn't it?No site, Scrobs :-( but he commented on the previous post.
Lilith: Re the first two posts, this weight/length business also confuses me (but in reverse!). Frinstance, if you watch an American film, there will invariably be a line like "He was about 5'9 and weighed around 237 pounds". Twixt us, I have no concept of what 237 pounds looks like. Is that fat, thin, chunky, well proportioned? See what I mean?Similarly, these days furniture seems to be clasified in millimetres. Thus a cupboard in days of yore might be described as 6 x 6 x 3ft (and I would know instantly what that was. Now I see something like 2457mm x 875mm x 3657mm. At first glance that means nothing to me and I have to stop and do a mental calculation start with the fact that 1000mm = 1 metre = 39 inches (at last a measure I can related to!) and go on to (roughly) work out the rest.. Likewise, can somebody tell me what 813 grammes of ham looks like?Am I alone in this?
Many congrats :-) What a joyous day to welcome new life. Well done mum! Hello baby, blessings
nomad - think of a standard bag of sugar. That's a pound. Then go into quantity surveyor mode and think of 237 of them, all together in a human shape.5'9 and 237 pounds - you betcha he was American. A veritable lardbutt.
Idle - Thanks for that! As it happens I used to envisage 237 bars of chocolate to give me a rough idea!Now, I wonder whether he would fit into my cupboard!
Sooooo sorry Lils, I have to confess that I couldn't bear to read or hear from Bruin again, having to listen to all that rubbish stuff on the radio about him 'working on the economy'...So I didn't, and missed Modo's big moment!Bugger!!!
Congrats Modo!Only another 18 years + of worry, then you'll be Ok.Trubes, mine are 34, 32, 30, 29, 27, 25 and 23 - or something like that. I know they're all over 20, Mrs.Killem does the rest.All gone their seperate ways now, Modo, and each one of them a joy.Congrats again - I'll sink a dram to her good health this evening.
Killers; Nearly a small rugby team - fantastic!You lucky family!If we ever get any grandchildren, Mrs S will probably want to start all over again...;0) ;0) ;;;;;;;;;00000))))))))!YD is now safely married, so the vibes are being sharpened as we speak! (or type - whatever your fingers are doing when they're shaking so much...)Sorry Lils; for hi-jacking this post, but we know don't we...'Dooey dacka, dooey dacka, twoinger twoinger...'
Crikey Killlemaletsgods.....You've been a busy chap over the years. It must have cost you a fortune to raise so many children. Well done you and your good wife..I salute you !
Idle - a standard bag of sugar weighs 2 lbs. When my son was born he was only just short of 5 bags of sugar, and all honey :-)
Congrats, Mr & Mrs Modo.On another issue, Modo are you, perchance, Ev... ?
Thank you, philipa.Now I know why my attempts at baking cookies always end up too sweet.
Killem, that is fantastic. And you still sound quite sane!? Strong stock you Essex lot. Viking blood or some such :-)
Yes Scrobs, I can't wait for grandchildren :-)
I have always found that sugar bag comparison mind boggling...Large bars of chocolate are much easier to visualise...Nomad, if a woman is 110lbs then she is very slim indeed but not quite in need of medical attention so long as she is under 5'4"
Lilith: Thanks, that is a pleasant picture - all I have to do now is get to grips with grammes. Sorry my initial contibution rather took this thread a-wandering away from the original theme. I shall now go and eat a large bar of chocolate in/as repentance..PS: Does Mrs Beckham come in at under 110lbs?
Yes, Congratulations to the Modos.I tell you the age of mine but probably never hear the end of it from the Mermaid as she is still asleep as I write this. But disco was still king when she came along.We are enjoying her visit and the old cat is just jumping for joy as "Patches" follows her every where.
Mrs Beckham probably comes in under 100, Nomad. More like 90lbs max.
Old Tarf, how lovely. It must be difficult to be so far from your Girl...
It was very difficult when she was younger as I wasn't able to get to any dance or piano recitals etc.So I missed a lot of her growing up. it is still hard now. I got her a skype package so we can talk and see one another on line when she gets back to the UK.
Origins of Old Mother Hubbard lyrics in British history. The Old Mother Hubbard referred to in this rhyme's words allude to the famous Cardinal Wolsey. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was the most important statesman and churchman of the Tudor history period in 16th century England. Cardinal Wolsey proved to be a faithful servant but displeased the King, Henry VIII, by failing to facilitate the King's divorce from Queen Katherine of Aragon who had been his queen of many years. The reason for seeking the divorce and hence the creation of the Old Mother Hubbard poem was to enable him to marry Anne Boleyn with whom he was passionately in love. In the Old Mother Hubbard song King Henry was the "doggie" and the "bone" refers to the divorce (and not money as many believe) The cupboard relates to the Catholic Church although the subsequent divorce arranged by Thomas Cramner resulted in the break with Rome and the formation of the English Protestant church and the demise of Old Mother Hubbard - Cardinal Wolsey. (and thanks to you all)
Many congratulation to the Modo family from me too.
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