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Today's Chat, No Set Topic


.........................................Something comes into your mind? share it, as everyone is different so all topics have followers :) Happy thoughts, sad thoughts or just reflective thoughts - let's enjoy chatting without agro or nastiness. Who knows what we might learn from each other..........................................:) 

(A combination of Lets Chat and Today in memory of Gerry, Geomac and Seth.) 

Please keep it general so all can be included not about subjects that can aggravate like Politics or Religion. 

Today's Date Sunday 7th May 2017   

Many thanks to RnR and Toot for making this into such an interesting topic on past events for us all to learn so much. 



I took Wendy to OPSM yesterday to have her eyes checked as she appeared to be having a slight problem with her glasses.

I advised the Opto that Wendy had Alzheimers and sat in for support and to help if needed with instructions.

What a professional this guy was, caring, clear, concise questions and patience beyond belief. No need for me to be there as it turned out but it was a pleasure to see a real professional at work.

Made my day, so much is offhand these days with little care for the patients feelings.

Take it easy.


Shaggy, my heart goes out to you, this disease is the most soul destroying ailment, one we all dread, I can't imagine how hard it is just for you to get through each day.  I told my husband if I ever get it to put me in a home, I wouldn't know the difference anyway. I know you live in a remote area, and hope you can get the help and support you need.

Thanks for sharing S.D.

Wonderful to hear of a caring person/doctor especially, talking to the patient, and not giving all information to the carer, ie just looking at the carer, instead of the patient, as the carer is taking it all in anyway.

I am sure Wendy felt the care, and that is the whole scenario of how a person should feel. 

All the very best to you both.

Wish Wendy could chat with us. Maybe?

HI S,D,    glad to hear wendy found a good optomotrist,    a good ANYTHING is hard to finf these days,     hope all is well otherwise,  

I saw on the news the other night that a medication diabetics have been receiving is now being hailed as a wonder drug for everyone with cardiovascular problems (stroke and heart complaints). It adds years to life by restoring heart health, lowers blood pressure and helps with weight loss. It is called JARDIANCE. 


I will have a read of that tomorrow. 


Sounds really good Robi. Thanks, will follow it up. 

On this day, 5 February:

1825 – Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates the first detachable shirt collar.
1869 – The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria.
1870 – The first motion picture was shown to a theatre audience in Philadelphia.
1916 – Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co.
1922 – Reader's Digest magazine first published.
1941 – Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet dies.
1971 – Apollo 14 lands. Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell walk on Moon for 4 hours.
1974 – Patty Hearst kidnapped.
1976 – In cricket, Australia complete a 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies.

Miners and their wives posing with the finders of the Welcome Stranger nugget, Richard Oates, John Deason and his wife.

Thankyou RnR, I can actually remember those detachable collars still in use in the 1950s and also remember my Grandmother repairing a shirt by "reversing" worn collars on all in ones - unthinkable in today's throwaway society.

enough in that list for us to discuss all day. 

I agree Viv. great info. from RnR.

I did not think 'Readers Digest' had been going so long.

Going to have brekky, my yummy, healthy help lower cholesterol) biscuits,

made with just 1 large ripe banana and one cup of raw oats ( I added sultanas yesterday ) wowee.

This morning have a spoonful of honey mixed in instead of the sultanas,, and then peruse all the info. from RnR.. 


Morning all,

RnR, interesting info to start the day.

I think I must of been of the male generation that stopped wearing trafitional hats. I can remember a lot of adult males wearing hats when I was a teen but my generation never did.

All the NSW plain clothes coppers wore traditional hats at that time as did most suit wearing males.

Why did that thought come back to me ? Buggered if I know, random morning thoughts I guess. Probably prompted by Vivs detachable collars.

Take it easy.



When my Dad died, Mum gave his nice new hat to my Sister, and she put it on top of her wardrobe, but it made her sad as she missed him, but felt she should not put it away either :).


Funny I used to think wearing hats made men go bald but some of  today's men go bald and have never worn hats - it all in the genes!


I would be a bit dubious about a bloke who wore a hat in his jeans.

Boastful type. ?


Ohh I am restraining myself - I always thought that's where they carried their spare socks! 

;) Don't mind this man in a hat.

Isn't he just one of the nicest blokes.

Loved him in Le Miserable - time to watch it again.

RnR - Yep he does look good in a hat but the fuzz on the face really puts me off. It makes him look like a dero. I'm not a fan of face hair. 

:) Just for you Hola.

Can we talk about anything in this thread?

Yep that's the beauty of it except not politics or religion to avoid arguments. Things to help or support each other or funny things to brighten the day, discussion on things like Airfryers or new products all go down well too.




Yes, that's more like it RnR, looks a bit like Clarke Kent?  Do you have one of Mel Gibson when he was about 35?  Now I'm starting to sound a bit like an old tart, I can dream can't I.?  

George Clooney comes to mind as well.

Everything makes me Happy, I'm high on Life. When you have been close to death it makes you think very hard, and anything is better than that. Cheers.

:) Just for you Hola No 2.


Absolutely, dear Toot,  a place to chat as if 'face to face'. On any topic, or meandering thoughts.


Thanks Phyl, well, I saw on another site the question 'what makes you happy?' and I was stumped and it made me think about my life, but I'm still ruminating on an answer.

Toot, it's difficult for me to come up with a singular answer to that, so  many things make me happy, my family to start with so I guess that would be number one... but hey, nature, moon, stars, flora, fauna... animals make me sooooo happy, love watching them.... hard one actually Toot....



Happiness to me has its roots in a bunch of smaller things that make up my life rather than any major items.

Moments can contribute as much to happiness as monuments. A touch, a word, a smile. It does not take too much to make me happy.

I would have made a good dog !

Take it easy.


Peter and I are the same S.D. Heaps of nice small things make up our day.

We both leave little cute notes to each other in unexpected places :)

We have a Fountain (no water) on a pedestal, and Peter and I painstakingly planted Pansy seeds one by one in it, and now there is the most beautiful bouquet of many colours of faces, and it gives us much joy.


Daisies in our dry fountain. We appear to do a lot of similar things.


I am finding that as I get older ,75, that I am

enjoying my own company more and more. I follow electic interests for my own amusement . 

And I couldn't imagine travelling with another and being held to a schedule not of my choosing . 

I love my many children but don't want to live their lives or them to live mine .

Sounds to me like you are pretty content Brocky. 

It wasn’t until I got older that I had an epiphany regarding self-awareness, sounds crazy to think you get to 72 and never really understood yourself but it takes time and lots of deep thinking which usually happens when you have lots of spare time on your hands and no job to go to or anything specific to fill every day.  For me, it’s not until the end of my life that I’m finally discovering who I really am.


Sounds good to me.

Take it easy.


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