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« Reply #475 on: March 31, 2014, 12:27:39 AM »

You can get at me anytime Colin. I’ve got a thick skin.


I do understand what you are getting at. When I became secretary of our local model club (no longer so; I’ve done more than my share) I soon noticed that it was the same few volunteers doing the maintenance work, and the same few members rolling up every Sunday in their big cars, flying their expensive model aeroplanes for a couple of hours, and never offering to cut a blade of grass! Actually we were never short of “cash”, but “kind” could always have been a bit more forthcoming.


By the way, I didn’t miss the crack about “newbies”. In fact although I’ve been here ... well it says 2012 but I’m sure it is longer (I seem to recall that the date was reset after a previous “website glitch”) ... anyway, after the latest “glitch” I see that my Posts count has gone back to zero. I’m not counting, but I’m getting just a bit too long-in-the-tooth to revert back to Cabin Boy; and I’m certainly not prepared to squeeze into the apple barrel any more! (An old sailor’s joke. If you don’t understand the reference then it is probably just as well.)


In any case I wasn’t thinking of me. We are getting a bit off-topic for this string but perhaps I can briefly share a story. (Me ... brief! But I’ll try.) My old modelling friend (sadly no longer with us) was nearer 80 than 70 when I first met him. Let’s call him Jack (because that was his name). Jack was old enough to have flown in the RAF towards the end of WW2. He was an exceptionally skilful model builder and flyer, but also modest about his abilities and generous with his time to help others, and never asked for nor expected anything in return.


He had never had the opportunity to accumulate a generous - or even adequate pension by today’s standards. I think Jack was 80 or 81, he was on his third pacemaker and his wife had been in and out of hospital with angina, when he apologised to me that he wouldn’t be renewing his club membership. Although he was still building and flying models, with the club fees and the BMFA fees and insurance, and the cost of petrol to travel the 10 miles to the flying site and back, he really couldn’t justify the expense any more. I had to turn down several offers and actually return some cheques to “anonymous” donors who wanted him to stay with us. As “luck and coincidence” would have it, at the next club AGM there was a unanimous vote to make him our first - and as far as I’m aware the only Honorary Life Member.



Your right Colin, it’s a people thing, but lets applaud the good ones as well as criticise the foot-draggers.


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« Reply #476 on: April 01, 2014, 07:13:26 AM »


Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

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« Reply #477 on: April 01, 2014, 07:21:26 AM »

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« Reply #478 on: April 01, 2014, 07:22:33 AM »

Check the date everyone before replying
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« Reply #479 on: April 01, 2014, 07:26:55 AM »


Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

 Regards,
 Martin   


Congratulations Martin, well done don't live it too much in the Caribean. :-)) :-))
 
Its not the 1st April in Oz, so it must be true all you skeptics, Martin would never do that %) %) %)
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« Reply #480 on: April 01, 2014, 07:30:20 AM »

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« Reply #481 on: April 01, 2014, 07:43:14 AM »

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Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse

  Does that include the shirts?
 
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« Reply #482 on: April 01, 2014, 08:34:35 AM »

 :-))

Martin is my friend
Google is my friend

No change ..............

With the millions of dollars Martin is going to be able to buy boxer shorts of the same color as his shirts

He is going to be able to go to pick up on the beach in Caraîbes
Maybe we shall see us over there   :} :} :}
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« Reply #483 on: April 01, 2014, 12:59:43 PM »


Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

 Regards,
 Martin   


 

 
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So You Sell Mayhem, What you after A life or something, Without Mayhem you would be expected to do more House Work   :} :} :-)) 

 
 

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« Reply #484 on: April 01, 2014, 01:28:29 PM »

 :-)) What! you said that word housework I am going to hide in the shed before SWMBO gets wind of of it and finds me a job,Ray. :-)) :-))
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« Reply #485 on: April 01, 2014, 03:33:32 PM »

Ok :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
Hold my hands up to being Fool of the Day.
I just happened to be looking in when Martin
posted it.
That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it  :-))

I also bought tickets for Sub link to the IOW
subject to me passing the 'tank' at Dolphin  :-)) :-))

Happy 1st April to all on Fool hem  :-)) :-))

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« Reply #486 on: April 01, 2014, 04:35:32 PM »

WoW..........
 
 
I had to read this twice before I thought  about it MARTIN Ill deal with YOU at Coalville O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
 
 
 
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« Reply #487 on: April 01, 2014, 05:24:33 PM »


Copy and paste my post and see what you get!  :P
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« Reply #488 on: April 01, 2014, 05:37:20 PM »


    Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

    I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
    Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

    'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

     Regards,
     Martin   
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    « Reply #489 on: April 01, 2014, 05:46:26 PM »

    Just the text in the box and right down to the bottom of the box!   :kiss:
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    « Reply #490 on: April 01, 2014, 06:00:50 PM »

    Ooooh! white ink.


    So I suppose my offer of a blunt penkife, a sixer conker and a barely sucked  toffee is a non starter then  %% 8)
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    « Reply #491 on: April 01, 2014, 10:28:52 PM »


    I was tempted for a few femto seconds there Doug....
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    « Reply #492 on: April 04, 2014, 09:52:31 PM »

    Noticed something slightly odd today. In the (now locked) rumour thread the mystery poster 'Father Goose' has one more post than his post count. Currently there are four entries of his but his post count is 3. And it was similar earlier today when I first noticed it - his post count was 2 but there were definitely three entries.

    It's probably of no great importance - maybe the counter starts at 0. Thought I'd mention it though ... just in case the sky is about to fall ... again ... :)

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    « Reply #493 on: April 04, 2014, 10:04:49 PM »

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    Chicken Little not Father Goose!
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    « Reply #494 on: April 05, 2014, 06:43:59 AM »

     ;) Strange very strange. :} :} :}
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    « Reply #495 on: April 05, 2014, 11:58:56 AM »

    Chicken Little not Father Goose!
    Ooh! How weird. Good spot. I wasn't thinking about fairy tales when I posted, just pulled a simile for the MBM meltdown the other day out of the air - or so I thought. Looks like my subconscious mind made a connection without me realising.

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    « Reply #496 on: April 06, 2014, 09:11:21 PM »

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    « Reply #497 on: April 06, 2014, 09:24:42 PM »

    The hosting company is investigating.... again....  >:-o

    Right, first job, pictures from Coalville!
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    « Reply #498 on: April 06, 2014, 10:08:01 PM »

    not been able to get on all day. came up saying page not avaible yet there have been post put up all be not many . weird. it is like some people can get on to mayhem and other can not.


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    « Reply #499 on: April 06, 2014, 10:23:41 PM »

    No one could!... fixed now.
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