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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 11th September, 2017)

Sunny afternoon


Sunny afternoon
Rowing pound, L AND L canal Haigh.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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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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