Alton Webteam: April 2016
First of all, my grateful thanks to all who sent cards, flowers, gifts or messages on the anniversary of my birthday on March 29th this year. Two things impressed me once again: the warmth and variety of the friendships which have come my way over the years and the ingenuity exercised by some of you in referring to the age I have reached, when few cards are in the shops featuring the correct figures. Some of you displayed the correct result by artistic additions to the numbers displayed. One realised that 65+43 would do the trick, and another, borrowing the method used in Buddhism to arrive at auspicious numbers used the sequence 1x2x2x3x3x3. Whatever your mathematic ability, it is your friendship that I value!
It is often said that ours is a throw-away society, a comment that is entirely justifiable when I look back in time. I recall the practice, which must have been around the end of World War 1when worn-out clothing was ripped apart and cut in to strips about 5 inches long, which were then pushed through two holes in a hessian backing stretched out on a wooden frame to make a rag rug (shades of Steptoe and Son). We older children had to do a row of tufts every morning before we could go downstairs for breakfast.
I could still make use on the following items for useful purposes, models and games, which otherwise might go to waste.
Used coffee sticks by the hundred
Large hexagonal screw-top jam jars for lighthouse tops
Unwanted picture frames (not too wide, and no glass please)
Plywood or hardboard in good condition
Empty ball point pens (the plain non-refill sort)
Ferrero Rocher choc. boxes (empty or full!)
Unused floor tiles.
Please ring me at 593757 if in doubt
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