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« on: July 21, 2012, 10:53:35 PM »

The other half Alan. Grin
This ones got a little tale to tell.  I was so pleased with the other one I showed it to the old guy that takes the money at the car park by the beach. He told me he  liked half crowns and when younger he always tried to keep one in his pocket for good luck and as a stand by for emergancies but he always ended up having to spend it..
Well I wasn't going to give him my lovely 1954 coin but remembered I had another one at home. I sorted it out of the grot box, black as coke, and put it into soak. Took days to clean it up. I took it with me yesterday and gave it to him. He couldn't believe I was giving it to him to keep and that I'd remembered what he'd told me. He was near to tears and I found it very touching that a lonely old man could be so touched by a simple action. This ones gone to a good home.

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 07:23:29 AM »

Lovely story Val
I had a Halfcrown off of Coppit beach
last December
There appeared to be more signals
in the same hole
But once again the water kept
Filling the hole
And I was digging like a madman
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 07:36:41 AM »

Bye the way
That Halfcrown in sixties would have
Threepence each way on the bus
to Uxbridge cinema
Sixpence to get in
The remaining one and sixpence
was spent on refreshments and
A visit to Woolys to by an airfix kit
It was not good to loose a Halfcrown
in them early years as that was
good pocket money
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 10:11:30 AM »

lovely story val , well done in making someone smile
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 01:45:02 PM »

fantastic stuff Val, that should guarantee you free parking, most days!! 

lovely story.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 01:57:50 PM »

Know exactly what you mean Mucker. Not an easy beach to tect. it's always wet from the land run off. he next one down (Wisemans) is even worse. Rocks,Stones, shingle, loads of alumin. and run off. Never ceases to amaze me how many different signals come off aluminium.
I don't do much good on the beach but like the excuse to get down there when the weather is nice. Plus you never know who you're going to meet.
Yesterday I ended up talking to a very nice young French Man. Oh that I was 30 years younger. Shocked Roll Eyes

I used to get 2/6d worth of petrol in my Mini. The elderly man at the beach said they used to call them Nickleodeons. That was new to me.

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 07:06:39 PM »

What nice gesture, really nice read well done
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 11:47:34 AM »

The other half Alan. Grin
This ones got a little tale to tell.  I was so pleased with the other one I showed it to the old guy that takes the money at the car park by the beach. He told me he  liked half crowns and when younger he always tried to keep one in his pocket for good luck and as a stand by for emergancies but he always ended up having to spend it..
Well I wasn't going to give him my lovely 1954 coin but remembered I had another one at home. I sorted it out of the grot box, black as coke, and put it into soak. Took days to clean it up. I took it with me yesterday and gave it to him. He couldn't believe I was giving it to him to keep and that I'd remembered what he'd told me. He was near to tears and I found it very touching that a lonely old man could be so touched by a simple action. This ones gone to a good home.

Val
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 12:05:43 PM »

Lovely gesture Val.
Probably a one of many moments in his life he's never going to forget.
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 12:17:58 PM »

Hello Val

What a beautiful gesture.

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 03:35:21 PM »

well done Val, i would have loved to have seen the gents face, that was a very nice thing to do . Wink
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 03:58:48 PM »

Thank you all for your comments.
It was a simple friendly gesture that obviously meant quite a lot to Gentleman.  It wasn't till I'd posted the topic that I thought to myself  'There's me calling him an old fella, he can't be much more than 10 years older than me'.
Trouble is, as you get older, it's only other people that get old. Roll Eyes
I s'pose a lot of people say about me  'What a funny old lady' Ah Me of My  Shocked

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