The Friday Post ~ History of Events on 16th March

Good Morning,  and a very Happy Friday to one and all.  We are, today, 75 days into 2018 – which means that there’s 283 till Christmas.  Now don’t you feel better now you’ve had an early warning about this special date rushing towards us?  You’ll be able to miss the crush of shoppers in December, simply because you have a lovely blogging friend who gives you these early warnings!

You’re welcome.  😀

Anyhoo . . .  you’ve come for a little Edumacation Cobwebs Style, so … shall we get on with it?

16th March 2018

On this Day in History

1689 – The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.

1802 – The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.

1815 – Prince Willem proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.

1830 – London’s re-organised police force (Scotland Yard) forms.  New Scotland Yard (NSY) is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for law enforcement within Greater London, excluding the City district, which is covered by the City of London Police.

1867 – First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.

1870 – The first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet  by Tchaikovsky receives its premiere performance.

1872 – The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

1918 – Geoffrey O’Hara’s “K-K-K-Katy” song was published.  “K-K-K-Katy” was a popular World War I-era song written by Canadian American composer Geoffrey O’Hara in 1917 and published in 1918. The sheet music advertised it as “The Sensational Stammering Song Success Sung by the Soldiers and Sailors”.

The lyrics tell of a brave but awkward soldier called Jimmy who is lovesick over the beautiful Katy. He buys a wedding ring before going to fight in France.  It was a top 20 song from May 1918 to January 1919 and was number 1 from July to September.

1926 – History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fuelled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts, it travels 184′ (56 meters).

1935 – Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.

1939 – From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.

1940 – First person killed (James Isbister) in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.

1958 – The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company’s founding.

1962 – A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation (a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner) disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.

1964 – Capitol released the Beatles record “Can’t Buy Me Lovebacked with “You Can’t Do That”.

1968 – General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

1972 – John & Yoko are served with deportation papers.  The Nixon Administration tried to have Lennon deported from the U.S., as Richard Nixon believed that Lennon’s proactive antiwar activities and support for George McGovern could cost him re-election.  Republican Senator Strom Thurmond suggested, in a February 1972 memo, that “deportation would be a strategic counter-measure” against Lennon.  The next month the Immigration and Naturalisation Service began deportation proceedings against Lennon, arguing that his 1968 misdemeanour conviction for cannabis possession in London had made him ineligible for admission to the U.S. Lennon spent the next four years in deportation hearings.

1976 – UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned. Harold Wilson, Labour leader for 13 years and prime minister for almost eight, stunned the political world by announcing his resignation. Mr Wilson, who had turned 60 five days previously, made his bombshell announcement to his Cabinet that morning.
BBC News story on the Day complete with video footage.

1978 – Supertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th largest oil spill in history.

1985 – Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
1988 – Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

1988 – American off-road racing legend Mickey Thompson, and his wife Trudy were shot to death in their driveway. Thompson, known as the “Speed King,” set nearly 500 auto speed endurance records including being the first person to travel more than 400 mph on land.

On March 16, 1988 Mickey Thompson and his wife were killed by two gunmen at their home in Bradbury, California in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

An intense police investigation led nowhere until thirteen years after their deaths when former business partner Michael Frank Goodwin was charged in Orange County, California with the murders.  However, that case was overturned on jurisdictional grounds by the California District Court of Appeal.  On June 8, 2004, Goodwin was formally charged in Pasadena in Los Angeles County. In October 2006, a Pasadena Superior Court judge ordered Goodwin to stand trial for the murders.

On January 4, 2007 a jury found Michael Goodwin guilty of two counts of murder in the death of Mickey Thompson and his wife.  Goodwin was sentenced to two consecutive life-without-parole terms for the murders of Thompson and his wife. The judge also denied Goodwin’s motion for a new trial.

1994 – Tonya Harding plead guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur figure skating.

1995 – Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery.  The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.

2001 – A series of bomb blasts that took place in the city of Shijiazhuang, China killed 108 people and injured 38 others, was the biggest mass murder in China in decades.

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Born on this Day

1789 – Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854) (discovered Ohm’s Law)

1839 – John Butler Yeats, Irish painter (d. 1922)

1856 – Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial, only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France (d. 1879)

1920 – Leo McKern, Australian-English actor (d. 2002)

1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian (d. 2017)

1948 – Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)

1949 – Erik Estrada, Puerto Rican actor

1954 – Jimmy Nail, British actor and singer

1959 – Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality tv star

1959 – Greg Dyer, Australian cricketer

1960 – Jenny Eclair, English comedian, actress and screenwriter

1961 – Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist, writer and media entrepreneur, founded McFarlane Toys

1963 – Jerome Flynn, English actor and singer

1984 – Aisling Bea, Irish comedienne and actress

Died on this Day and remembered here

1970 – Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1945)

1975 – T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)

1983 – Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)

1998 – Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2003 – Rachel Corrie, American activist (b. 1979)

2003 – Ronald Ferguson, English captain, polo player, and manager (b. 1931) (father of Sarah Ferguson)

2013 – Frank Thornton, English actor (b. 1921) (perhaps known best for playing Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served?)

2014 – Steve Moore, English author and illustrator (b. 1949)

2016 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and actor (b. 1944) ( son of singer and actor Frank Sinatra)


These are the jokes folks …. – that’s a site for sore eyes

Police arrested two kids yesterday. One was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.

I usually meet my friend at 12:59 – because I like that one-to-one time.

Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy?  I hear you ask.

As a child I was made to walk the plank. We couldn’t afford a dog.

Whenever I see a man with a beard, moustache and glasses, I think,  ‘There’s a man who has taken every precaution to avoid people doodling on photographs of him’

I needed a password eight characters long so I picked  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

And now it’s coffee and contemplation time . . .

Cup of Coffee

Thought for the Day

If our eyes saw only souls instead of bodies, how differently do you think you’d actually see people?  Would you be able, I wonder, to see the struggles that they’ve been through, or are going through?  Would you be able to see that their outer persona of being  ‘non-approachable’  was actually just a self-protection thing, because of the amount of hurt and pain that person had suffered at the hands of others, and that in reality he/she was a soft gentle person with a heart which is able to love the world twice over?

If you saw only the soul of a person – would you still see the moody, aggressive teenager, or would you see the child they still were, and the bullying which they were experiencing at the hands of someone else?

If her soul presented itself to you next time you saw your mother –  would you see her as a nag who was constantly telling you how you need to __________ [fill in the blank space].  Or would you see how her love and concern for you is as strong today as it was the moment you were born, and what she’s actually doing now is simply trying to guide and protect you, because her love for you is all-encompassing?

This wonderful gift of seeing someone’s soul rather than seeing their ‘over-coat’ or body – is something we all need to put into action.  We need to use it as the tool which was actually given to us all at birth – but we’ve all forgotten how to do it.

So I’m here to gently push you into seeing the souls of people, instead of their ‘over-coat’.  It’s an easy enough thing to do.  Just remind yourself all the time to see the soul not the body – until eventually you won’t need to remind yourself for it will come naturally to you – just as breathing in and out does!

You’ll learn so much more, and you’ll treat people with more kindness, love, and understanding,  by seeing their soul, rather than their body.

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Well schools out and we’ve finished out Edumacation for this week.  I hope you’ve learned something that you can take out into the world and share with someone else.  People are going to think you’re oh SO clever!

This week has been a busy one here in Cobweb Towers.  phew!  Between Doctors appointments, hospital appointments, garage (car) visits,  Little Cobs visiting, (which is always a joy, but cooo,  he’s a Grammy Exhaustion Factory in one small boy!)  – and then, just to make sure that the cake had a cherry on the top:  the dishwasher turned its toes up and died.

Mr.Cobs says he doesn’t think we need to buy a new one because, he says, he really rather likes washing the dishes.  I’m not sure if I passed out at this point but I do feel that several hours are missing from that point.   We shall see if he changes his mind, and in the meantime I’ll do a bit of looking around the internet to see what’s on offer – just in case.

Well … that’s me done and dusted.  I shall hang my school teachers cap and gown up for another week and become the child I really am for the rest of the time.  😀

May your Friday be joyful, may your weekend be filled with warm smiles.  And may you find contentment nestling in your heart.

Sending squidges  … 

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Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

46 thoughts on “The Friday Post ~ History of Events on 16th March”

  1. Thanks for the smile and giggle, so needed these days while we endure the onslaught of an embarrassment of a President. It is so depressing so your Friday are all the more appreciate and needed. Thank you for your smart writing.

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    1. Hello Morning S. 😀
      I’m saying nothing about your President, for I’m aware of the mixed feeling that’s going on there, and since I’m not there I feel it would be very wrong of me (as an outsider) to upset or offend those who support or don’t support one side of the argument or another. But rest assured that I do have an opinion and in real life I do share my opinion if asked or a discussion is going on. I’m not shy of putting my thoughts out there.
      (All in Britain have a pretty strong opinion on this ‘matter’ too).

      Tickled pink that you enjoy the Friday Posts. Thank you, Morning Scrapper. Both for the comment and for the support.
      Have a blessed day. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Cobs,
    Interesting information- how do you know so much ?
    Again interesting that Ohm and Yeats were born the same day though decades apart.
    Hope Mr. Cobs stays true to his word. I don’t have a dishwasher and I wash with soap suds and a good old scrub( Scotchbrite).
    But when the water is cold, it is a big deal.
    Seems like a time for spring cleaning and getting rid of the old all over.
    I like the little child that you are but enjoy seeing the school ma’arm side too.
    I try to see the soul of people often, especially those that “wrong”me but with age it is getting more and more difficult to forgive even their souls.

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    1. Morning Susie.
      How do know so much . . . Well, I read A LOT, so bits of information seem to write their own index cards and then file themselves inside my brain. To be honest – I check all the dates and facts because I’m known to be wrong and have dates mixed up. I know I surprise Mr.Cobs all the time, when watching a TV quiz of one sort or another, and come up with the answers. (Particularly the older I’ve got and the more dippy my brain has got! lol)

      Spring cleaning is still popular here Susie, and especially so in Cobweb Towers. The beautiful spring sunshine doesn’t allow one to pretend that a scuff on the woodwork isn’t there or that a lick of paint is required in some places to make things look as good as can be.

      My current problem with cleaning is parting company with things that I know I no longer need; use; wear; or require. My brain continually says: “But you MIGHT need it at some point!” grrrr!

      I fully understand the ‘getting older’ and it becoming increasingly difficult to view people as the soul they are when they have wronged you. It’s human nature to feel the wrong doing and so build up that ‘hurt feelings’ and not be able to forgive easily.

      But … forgiving is perhaps the very best thing you can do – for yourself. You see … while you are holding onto that wrong doing, you are carrying the person – the wrong doer – around inside your head. Do you really want to give that person THAT sort of power over you?
      If you forgive them, it pushes them out of your mind and removes that power. Then after a while you will find you’ll leave it all behind and won’t think about it anymore.

      Thanks for coming Susie, and for the fabulous comment.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  3. Hello my friend! =) oh my! It does sound like you had a very busy week. I know you were heading to get a xray on your foot and I am hoping the report is … Nothing is broken? LOL @ Mr. Cobs and hand washing dishes by hand. He is cute! but i give that a week tops lol washing dishes by hand stinks!!!!!!! when there is such perfectly good dishwashers out there waiting to be bought and installed =) ..

    This was my first week back from my vacation lol I need a do over. I decided my vacation was not long enough. Course they never are long enough. Hope things slow down soon for you!!!

    Thank you for all the fun today. I enjoyed my time here and as always best coffee anywhere. Course I think its the company. Love visiting with you. Thank you for the great conversation, laughs and of course, the edumacation.

    Have a fabulous day and a lovely weekend!! xoxoxoxoxox ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ until next time! =)

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    1. Hello Tam.
      X-ray done yesterday afternoon. Now I don’t know the results fully – as they have to be looked at by someone else to make sure nothing has been missed, but I’m guessing that since they let me come home, nothing must be broken, so (still keeping fingers crossed) I’m saying a biggish YAY! … but hanging onto the hope that nothing will be found – as I don’t want to end up wearing one of those plastic boot things, which my Son-in-Law has told me he thinks I might end up in. eeek!

      Great to have you back from your break away. No, I agree, vacations are never long enough. I’ve always needed a vacation to get over the vacation. LOL.

      I’m so glad you’ve found some fun here. Love having you round for coffee, the great company and giggle.
      Have a truly blessed rest of your day Tam.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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      1. Uggh the dreaded boot. A few years ago I was in TWO of them (Why yes I did walk like Frankenstien). I had to have a MRI and the discovered a torn achilis heel. I had to go imobile and ended up in cast. a Year of therapy later and special orthotics I could almost walk normal again. Any kind of foot pain sucks. I feel for you and hopefully they wont find anything else in your xray. More well wishes sent your way!!! =) ❤

        My sister had a 3D sonogram =) Baby Taylor is soooooo pretty.. I am a excited aunt.

        Have a fabulous day my friend!! =) xoxoxo

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        1. Hoping it’s just a sprain or something simple Tam. I really don’t want a plastic boot …. ugh. Besides – I doubt that I could pick my leg off the floor in one of those, they look heavy!.

          OUCH on the torn Achilles!! Ohh you poor thing. Crumbs that wasn’t an accident, it was a complete life changer for a year. For goodness sake, don’t ever do that again!

          3D Sonogram of Baby Taylor!!! Oh my goodness. You must have burst with all the rainbows inside you when you saw it. When this little wriggler arrives you’re going to be so happy that I’d lay good money on your crying. Rainbows will spring from your eyes and love will fill your whole body. Can’t wait. How long till the due date?

          Sending you much love Tam. ~ Cobs. xxxx

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          1. Last week of May and I have already booked a flight home LOL for the first week of June =) haha and your right.. I am super excited.

            I hope your injury is minor too!!! You are right It was difficult the entire year.. I worked except when I was in the cast. Usually from one of the courtesy carts you can ride on that most stores supply. Every single day I had off I was at doctors appointments. The boots are heavy and they do take some getting used to thats for sure.

            Awww I love that.. Rainbows will spring from your eyes and love will fill your whole body.. I am positive that is exactly how it will be =) I can not wait to hold her.
            xoxoxoxox my friend!!!!! ❤

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            1. OOooo… not long to wait then! Super-excited is exactly the way I imagined you to be.

              Those boots being heavy … yes I would think they’re jolly heavy! All the ones I’ve seen people wearing have looked like a tiresome thing to deal with. One lady in the hospital had one and she looked like she’d had more than enough of it. Poor thing was having a right old time trying to walk at the same speed as her speedy friend. I felt so sorry for her.

              Can barely wait until you’ve got your niece safely in your arms. Just remember mind … you HAVE to give her back again. You can’t take her home!

              You’ll remember, when you hold her and you start crying because she’s so incredible and such a wonderful miracle … you remember that I told you: Rainbows will spring from your eyes – and you’ll see exactly what I meant when I said it.

              Heaps of love to you, Tam. ~ Cobs. xxx


  4. Good morning Cobs,
    Very interesting posts this Friday. The deaths on this day got me as T-bone Walker was on the list. I do love the Blues. I like all kinds of music, I am getting into folk I guess you’d call it. There is a group here called Towers and Trees and they sing a song called “west coast”, give it a listen and let me know what you think. If you like them I can give you some more names of Canadian bands and there are even more in Victoria here!
    If we could see ones soul instead of a body. Can you see a soul?
    Would it be like an orb? Would it be twinkly? All I know is we have to look beyond the body and look at their hearts.It seems that it’s all about the looks isn’t it, you gotta be a size 2 and have big breasts, nothing has changed. Women are still fighting for equal rights for gosh sakes. Beauty is really only skin deep and its whats inside that really matters most. So I suppose it you could see ones soul it could be spectacular. It could be who the person really wishes to be. I try and see the good in everyone, but some are just impossible.
    It’s crisp here this morning but we have sunshine and oh how sunshine at this time of year makes everyone so happy, including the daffodils and other spring time flowers. All the blossom trees are doing their thing and soon it will be like pink snow coming down is some part of town. The birds are really singing now and getting busy picking a nesting spot, some already have one. The four Bald Eagles are flying over almost daily now. Two parents and two babies. They are magnificent.
    Well another cup of coffee is ordered up. Maybe even get out in the garden today.
    Have a lovely weekend Cobs. Hope all goes well, maybe even a new dishwasher? 😉

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    1. Hello Sue.
      Listened to your favourite music – West Coast by Towers and Trees.
      It’s a very melodic, relaxing sound isn’t it. I can see why you like it.

      It’s beautifully ‘fresh’ here today. The sun is a little watery in colour and feeling, but it all adds up to a very relaxed kind of day. Things seem to be moving slower in my corner of the world – including the traffic!
      It sounds like Spring is in the air there too. How brilliant it must feel to you to have everyone happy there. Smashing feeling which spreads like an infection – only a great one!

      I hope you do get some time out in your garden, especially so in the wonderful weather you have going on there. You can accomplish so much more when the sun shines.

      Thank you for your weekend wishes, and I echo them back to you.
      Much love to you Sue ~ Cobs. xxx


  5. Doctors and hospitals???Good grief Cob I hope you are OK…..and Christmas? Did you just have to remind us it is slowly creeping back up on us. I don’t think I’ve gotten over the last one.
    Your lessons today remind us justice always comes around…it may take a while but it does come …and kids do the dumbest things. This deal with kids eating laundry pods is just about the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. No wonder this world is “going to hell in a hand basket’.
    My dishwasher gave up the ghost a while back and since it is just me I don’t mind washing a dish or two …or three or four depending on when I did them last. lol
    Yes…I have been crafty …finished Easter cards for the family and a birthday card for grandson in Ga. I try to stay ahead so as not to forget.
    Do let us know you are ok with the foot…I read other comments to find answers …Love you bunches…xxoo

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    1. Hello Beverly 🙂
      I’m sat here giggling to myself about the Christmas reminder. When I worked that one out it had the same affect on me. I began to actually think about Christmas and how I really should begin thinking about gifts for people so that I didn’t put myself under such pressure in the weeks leading up to Christmas. However …. then I realised that it was ONLY MARCH and called myself a silly old fool. lol

      The dishwasher … well so far we’re coping without it but … Easter is coming and that means waaay more pots, pans, plates and dishes and I’ve a feeling that a grumble may turn into a shopping trip to buy another dishwasher. We’ll see. eh?!
      I shall miss our old dishwasher as it was a gift from my mother, to us both, as a wedding anniversary gift many years ago, before she died. I had terrible trouble accepting the gift as it was such an expensive thing for my mother to buy us and I refused point blank for three months to be talked into it. However Mr.Cobs explained it to me and I saw how much it would mean to my mother for us to accept this gift and so we went shopping together to find just the right one. She was tickled pink and after we’d had it for a week I couldn’t understand how we’d ever coped without it. It was my first one, and until that moment I’d done everything by hand. But … having a dishwasher in my kitchen was INSTANT TIDY KITCHEN! Oh my goodness! It was like a magic trick.

      I told my mom every single time I saw her how brilliant this magical machine was, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her smile so brightly. God Bless her.

      Cooo…. you’ve been MEGA crafty! All those cards! I hope you’re going to blog about them because people are loving your posts about what you’ve created. Take photo’s Bev.!

      My feet … well they did the X-rays and after taking a little look they said I could go home – so I’m taking that as a good sign and crossing my fingers that nothing is broken or fractured.

      They did say though, that if anything got worse or the pain increased I needed to go back and see my doctor straight away and not wait until the results were sent through to him.
      (… the only thing which makes me wonder is …. when I try to walk, or if the temperature takes a dip and it gets cold, like it does of a nighttime, the pain increases and cor, they bloomin’ hurt then. So …. hmmm…. ah, still hoping they’re perhaps just sprained. It was quite a bad fall and I fell really awkwardly – so let’s say ‘sprained’ for now, eh?)

      Thanks for coming Bev. Love you bucket loads ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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    1. Happy St. Patricks Day to you too, Daisies.
      I loved the eight characters joke too. It’s my level of fun that one. lol.

      So far, Mr.Cobs says he’s enjoying it. We shall see when it comes to Easter and all the family comes for dinner, if he still feels like it’s a great job. Me … I’d go and buy another dishwasher yesterday.

      Sending you much love Daisies. ☘☘☘ ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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  6. Once again I come, and once again I am overwhelmed with so many interesting facts! Love your posts Cobs! What a great break from the day to day mad rush of life. I do need to take some time this weekend to just breath. There are so many things stacking up, but I’m thinking I need some “me” time.
    It will be interesting to see how long Mr Cobs does the dishes. I had a voice tell me “just leave the dishes and I’ll do them”. Mr P of course is retired, so I left the dishes….and left the dishes…and then did the dishes. I believe it lasted about 3 days. And, there weren’t that many as we do have a dishwasher so there were only the pots and pans that I don’t put in the dishwasher. Hmmm. Three dishes somehow can’t get washed in tonight or tomorrow while I’m at work???? It will be interesting to see if Mr Cobs beats Mr P’s record. LOL! Have a good weekend and an even better week Cobs! 🙂


    1. Hello Nancee. Great to see you 🙂
      If you feel in need of ‘me’ time then you must make sure you get it. Not relaxing and taking time for you, can end up making you resentful and (eventually) ill, so you make sure you just have some time which is for you and what you like to do.

      Your Mr.P saying he’ll do the dishes and then … not doing the dishes! You need to get him trained to either wash the dishes by hand, or load the dish washer and get it going.
      It’s like training a puppy. You go about it in virtually the same way. 😀

      So far Mr.C is doing a grand job. He really does seem to enjoy it. I’m keeping it quiet though, in case someone wants me to loan him to them lol.
      Thanks for coming Nancee.
      Sending squidges ~

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      1. LOL! I’ve tried training him to no avail. As he sees me doing the dishes he tells me that he would have done them? When, the next time he needs the pan? 🤣 He has been coming in sometimes when I am doing them and will pick up a dish towel, but not always. Ugh! Not sure how to get him to do them now. I don’t think that word is in his vocabulary unless it is something he wants or somewhere he wants to go. 🤣

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          1. 🤣 I used to travel with my job sometimes and I was gone for 4 days. When I left in the evening the first night he was heating up some soup for dinner. When I returned hone 4 days later, the pan was still in the stove with the soup he didn’t eat still in it!🤣🤣🤣

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  7. The jokes cheered up my very cold Saturday, thank you. I must add to 16th March ‘the first time Mrs C has been to work on a Friday for nearly 6 months’. I’ve lost all my motivation now lol, working a 4 day week and looking after the kids and home as well as organising a fundraising disco for tomorrow has finished me off!
    The part about looking into a person’s soul has helped me to make some final links. Sometimes people give us a glimpse of their soul, but even then it doesn’t explain why they behave the way they do. (Tricky to explain properly, but office politics do tend to leave a person’s brain a little fried!) Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Hello Mrs.C 🙂
      You are now on a four day week? And … you worked Friday??? flipping heck Mrs.C, that’s tough going when you haven’t done it for months. On top of that … you’re the organiser for a fundraising disco which is happening tomorrow! No wonder you’re feeling tuckered out.

      So happy that the looking at a persons soul rather than at their ‘over-coat’ body struck a chord with you.
      Thank you so much for coming, and for the great comment.
      Love chatting with you Mrs. C.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. xxx


      1. It was a one off 4 day week, I’m not quite totally crackers yet! I owed a day as work was open during the snow but I didn’t go in because it was so far away. I’m even now though lol and back to normal! X

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  8. Hi Cobs, I hope you are well. Your posts still aren’t coming through – I don’t know why. I cannot find you on my follow list under C or T and I always have to find you manually by typing your name into Google. The little green ‘following’ tag shows up in the bottom right hand corner but alas, I am not finding you on my site! Maybe I will have to have another chat with the Happiness engineers. Have a blessed weekend xxx


    1. WordPress is the greatest blog site in the world, but when they’ve made some improvements it does sometimes throw other things out of the normal – so I wouldn’t fuss over it ”BeatDepression’. I’ve no doubt that it will right itself soon.

      I have a follower who’s been a follower for simply ages, and yet, all of a sudden her comments are going straight to the Spam folder. No doubt it will eventually right itself. You just have to give the tech folks time to weed out the problems. They normally do.

      Hope everyone in your family is fine and groovy, and on top form. 😀 ~ Cobs. ~ 😀


      1. Yes it definately is a great blog site and I suppose that being the case, there will be odd problems from time to time. Btw, you don’t need to call me by my blog name – you can call me Sharon like you used to! 🙂


        1. I tend to call people by their blog name, unless they use their ‘real’ name in comments. It’s simply to preserve folks privacy Sharon.
          In this age of everything about everyone being available with a short search on the internet, it’s my way of saying ‘not on my blog’.

          If you look at other people who comment regularly – Chicken Grandma, for example. I know what her ‘real’ name is but have only ever used it in emails. Same goes for Rabbit; Mrs. Craft; Daisies; and .. oh many others.

          Please don’t take offence for there is non intended. It’s simply my way of preserving your privacy. However, I shall try to remember in future. 😀


          1. No worries, I understand where you are coming from. My blog has my name all over it, but you wouldn’t have known that, so I appreciate your kind gesture to protect me. Bless you xx


  9. This made me chuckle! But, on a serious note, I’m sorry to hear about the passing of the dishwasher – that’s a toughie, I think you’re right in quietly browsing for offers as surely that gap in your lives will become increasingly frustrating as times goes on. And I love the idea of seeing a soul rather than a body; greater understanding, empathy and compassion would make relationships and the world such a brighter, kinder place  ♥
    Caz x

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    1. Hello Caz – aw it’s fabulous to see you.
      The passing of the dishwasher …. I’m still waiting for Mr.C to get bored with washing dishes, but I see nothing on the horizon. He genuinely seems to zone out while stood there and seems so relaxed and chilled. Me… I’d plump for a dishwasher any day of the week. Instant tidiness after cooking, baking, making etc, Load, close the door and VOILA! Nothing to show I’d ever made a mess in the first place. I wish I could buy a magical machine like that for every room of the house Home cleaning would become a doddle! LOL.

      I agree with you … viewing someone’s soul rather than seeing them as a body, would, as you say, give us a “greater understanding, empathy and compassion would make relationships and the world such a brighter, kinder place”. You summed it up perfectly. Wouldn’t the world be a nicer place if we could get all the people of the world looking at others in this way.

      Thanks for coming Caz, and for the fabulous comment. Hope your Monday is filled with contentment.
      Have a blessed day my friend. ~ love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  10. Good evening, dear Cobs – I am hoping very hard that we have seen the last of the snow, I shouldn’t have complained about the rain, should I?!

    Yes, we had a “hospital” week with my partner too, I hope your appointments etc. turned out all right.

    I love the idea of soul seeing, beautiful, as after all, it doesn’t matter what the outside looks like as long as the inside is true and good.

    Loved the jokes as always and shared them with my son – here’s one that made me giggle when I heard it on a tribute to Ken Dodd show: I have kleptomania but when it gets too bad I take something for it…lol!!

    Sending love, best wishes and warm woolly hugs for Monday morning! 🙂 xxx

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    1. Hello Samantha…. or as my busy fingers just typed…. Smantha. lol.

      Hospital week … can’t stand them. Don’t like hospitals at all. Every time I’ve ever been kept in one (my way of thinking about it, cause it feels like prison) I’ve cried that much that they had to let me come home as I was making myself so ill.
      huh … you betcha.

      Tickled pink that you enjoyed the jokes. We went as a family a few years ago to see Ken Dodd in Birmingham, and my daughter got upset when the announcement came a few days ago that he’d passed on. She has such fond memories of the show and was so taken with him. A sad loss to the world of fun.

      Sending love and woolly hugs straight back atcha. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  11. Finally, finally Cobs I have time to catch up on blog posts! This least week we have been busy moving my in laws into an assisted living facility. It has been slightly stressful.
    Changing passwords is also stressful! Love the joke about the eight character password!
    Cobs, you nearly put me to tears with your wisdom and seeing past the overcoat to the soul. My mom in law puts on a gruff overcoat to shield her soul. It has been tough on her children and caused some hurt…pray that she slowly takes that overcoat off and that till she does her children see beyond it to her soul. I am going to copy and print that one up as a reminder to me to do the same with those I meet.
    Oh…one other question….what did you find out with your foot? Have they given you a definite answer on what is wrong?

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    1. Hello my fabulous Chicken 🙂
      I’ll work backwards in this response … The feet … X-Rays have been taken, and they chap who took them had a look at them, and while I was sat outside the X-Ray room, I believe someone else looked at them (might not be so – but I could hear talking, just not what was said). But when he came out of the room, he said I could go home. So I’m looking on the bright side of this and saying that there must be nothing broken or bone problems. But he did say that if things worsened I should see my doctor without delay.

      I’ve booked to see my doctor because I need to know how to go about things regarding walking etc., as I’m finding that a short walk is bloomin painful, and once I get home and (thankfully) get to sit down and relax my feet, the pain gets worse and then the following day I can barely make it to the loo. So … I’m going to get his advice as I don’t want to make things worse, but I do want to be able to go out of the house (and not just to sit in the car and be chauffeured around by Mr.C).

      In hindsight I should have gone within a day or two of me taking a dive, but I really don’t enjoy trips to the Drs., and will put things off, telling myself and everyone else that things will get better all by themselves. (my mum would give me one of her ‘I’m cross with you but I’m not going to say a word because *this* look will tell you all you need to know’ looks. LOL

      Viewing people as their soul rather than their ‘overcoat’ (body) can suddenly open up a view to a person that you’ve never had before and some of those little ‘annoying'(?) personality traits can be explained without any words being spoken.
      I’m so genuinely happy that this ‘Thought for the Day’ made a connection with you Chicken. ❤

      Finally … 🙂 the eight character password …. that's one which tickled the heck out of me.
      I have a dreadful time choosing and making up passwords.
      I once got so infuriated with not being able to come up with a suitable password for a website, I ended up with: "This is my No.1 Password" . . . and do you know …. that bally website refused that too. Because that word: 'Password', was among the words they didn't allow in passwords.

      A lot of huffing and puffing went on, and I found out that I know a couple of swear words which I didn't know I knew.

      Catching up with blog posts that you've missed while 'life' was happening…. I know how that feels. I seem to catch up with everyone, and then fall behind straight away. tsk tsk.

      Thank you so much for coming Chicken. I love seeing you. But then .. you already know that.
      Buckets of love ~ Cobs. xxx

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