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71st Numshigum Dinner NW.
April 13, 2015

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
71st Numshigum Dinner NW.

April 13, 2015

Jez, Your reading was excellent, and much appreciated. It was great to see you again, but one question - are you still growing, or am I shrinking?? The evening went very well and where would we be without "Fingers"? He could light up the deepest mine shaft without a torch!! I am forever grateful that we never forget our time together, and can laugh at all sorts of situations, good and bad.

April 13, 2015

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71st Numshigum Dinner NW.

April 13, 2015

Tom .....in answer to your question ......Should have gone to Specsavers  !!!!!!!!!!!!

April 13, 2015

Joined: May 14, 2014
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71st Numshigum Dinner NW.

April 13, 2015

Bob, If you were not such a great friend, I would tell you to urinate elsewhere you rebel you. Or did you mean that Jez HAS shrunk???

April 13, 2015

Joined: June 29, 2014
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71st Numshigum Dinner NW.

April 13, 2015

Hi Tom, Not sure about the shrinking but the years have added a few ounces from my <12 stone when in Detmold! With regard to Sammy, oops I mean "Peter" Jones, it was the first time that I have seen him for 47 years.

April 13, 2015

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
71st Numshigum Dinner NW.

April 13, 2015

John, I know it sounds dreadful, but after his misshap with a dozer blade, we did nickname him "fingers", and he took it all in good spirit. I do not think I could have taken such an injury as well as Peter did, but he is still the same (except for the weight!!) as he was in Detmold, and he was a fantastic performer the other day at the Nunshigum Dinner!! Nobody else but him would not only get away with it, but get a great cheer at the end!!! That is what comradeship is all about, we suffered the bad times together, and remembered the good times even more! And enjoyed each others company whatever!! Yet more important, Pete Jones does not look much different than when we were together in Detmold all those years ago. And that can not be said about me and others I will not name!!! In minds eye, of course, we are all the same as we were when we enlisted!!! Bit of a lie there, maybe.....


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