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 Photo-a-Day      (Monday, 11th September, 2017) Views: 1,659 
Sunny afternoon
 Sunny afternoon   by Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
Rowing pound, L AND L canal Haigh.

Comment by Garry on 11th September 2017 at 00:10
Aw lovely, that's much better for kids than to stare at mobile phones and computers all day. nice to see them out and about.


Comment by Ellen on 11th September 2017 at 01:17
Agreed, Garry; For once we are of the same opinion!!
Thank you Ron.


Comment by Alan lad on 11th September 2017 at 06:40
Nice one ,that type of activity was the norm way back before all fancy hand held gadgets.


Comment by Mags on 11th September 2017 at 07:07
Remember doing that with my cousin Fred Matthews years. ago. A jam jar with an string handle was part of our kit.
How dangerous was that! 😀🙀


Comment by Harry C. on 11th September 2017 at 07:30
Nice different view of the L&L Ron.


Comment by Veronica on 11th September 2017 at 08:12
There's a good mum and no phone in sight!
Good picture.


Comment by A.W. on 11th September 2017 at 09:37
Takes me back 50 years, lol.


Comment by Garry on 11th September 2017 at 09:45
Cheers Ellen.
That's what we did as children, exploring and learning, we didn't want to go home in the evenings.
Jam butties and water/pop was the food of the day, great.


Comment by Maureen on 11th September 2017 at 11:37
Memories to cherish for those little 'uns...as everyone else says,much better than gazing at a gadget iPhones etc,there are no memories in those...and nothing like a day out with your Mam/Mum..lovely.
Thank you Ron


Comment by Dostaf on 11th September 2017 at 12:34
Lovely pic. Note the iron bar behind the bike. There to help towropes ride up the parapet.


Comment by Garry on 11th September 2017 at 18:24
Good point Maureen, I wonder how many people today call their mother
Mam or is it Mum.


Comment by Maureen on 11th September 2017 at 19:07
Garry,it'll always be Mam to me.


Comment by Garry on 11th September 2017 at 20:58
Yes Mam sounds good. I think the young generation say Mum don't they.
I've always said Mam, infact, it says Mam on her headstone at Westwood cemetery.


Comment by Veronica on 11th September 2017 at 21:01
I always called my mam 'mi mam' -my friend called hers 'mum'. - I thought that was 'posh'!
Yet my children have always called me 'mum'! Whatever, she's the best friend you could ever have had - and that's a fact!


Comment by Maureen on 11th September 2017 at 21:06
Yes Veronica,my children call me Mum..


Comment by irene on 11th September 2017 at 21:14
I called her Me Mam. God Bless you, Tizzie! What a Star! x.


Comment by Scaramouche on 11th September 2017 at 21:17
I hate the word MAM for mother. Never used it.


Comment by Maureen on 11th September 2017 at 21:39
My hubby always calls he's Mother and it always sounds cold ..but everybody to their own..I love hearing others use the word Mam.


Comment by Veronica on 11th September 2017 at 22:21
Even The Queen is addressed as Ma'am pronounced Mam .I suppose it's a derivative of 'Madam' ...


Comment by Ellen on 11th September 2017 at 22:55
I always called mine 'mum', in letters too, it was always Mum and Dad. I now find myself speaking of them as my mother and father, or simply as 'my parents'. I wonder if that is North Americanism creeping in??...Horrors!


Comment by britboy on 12th September 2017 at 02:35
Damn Yankeeeeeeeeeees!


Comment by Garry on 12th September 2017 at 18:25
It all depends how we've been brought up, I called my grandparents
grandad and grandma, some say Nan.


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