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Tommo1993

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I don't know how he got it, but a mate of mine has a copy of the DM that Meghan Markle sent the Queen after the DoE's death:

"R u ok hun? So sad for u. Hes with the angles now. DM me. x"
He loved angles. Isosceles triangles got him going.
 

ccfc92

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Nikki Graham of big brother fame has died with complications related to her anorexia. Very sad her mom was on tv last week saying that she was going to go into a place to get help.
Very sad and what a shame, only 38.
 

ccfc92

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In October 2011, Grahame confirmed she had relapsed and was suffering from anorexia again, stating she had checked into her 11th institution and weighed 35 kg (5 st 7 lb).

I can see why it ended up killing her :(
 

dubed

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It never has been, really, just it's harder to see peoples' responses of the past, as the surviving records are driven by the elite.

Mass Observation is a wonderful archive btw. A bit younger than your examples, but Diana was more complex response than you'd maybe think seeing the portrayal at the time.

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What we are being subjected to now pales into insignificance compared to that time, which was like a never-ending brainwashing nightmare - didn't have many alternatives viewing or listening choices either.

Can't help thinking that if Hary and his wife drove off a cliff they'd be outrage if there weren't wall-to-wall grief.
 

Houchens Head

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Are they expecting everyone to attend his bloody funeral, then? Why have his funeral on a bloody Saturday at 3pm? Jeez! It gets more and more crazy!
 

dubed

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Strangely enough, Saturdays are also the most common weekday upon which to die.

Additionally, more people die on their birthday than on any other day. My Mum was one. When she arrived in hospital for the last time, the nurse, knowing that it was her birthday the following Wednesday, asked my mother what she wanted for her birthday. "To die", was the response, which she did, that following Wednesday.
 

Tommo1993

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Strangely enough, Saturdays are also the most common weekday upon which to die.

Additionally, more people die on their birthday than on any other day. My Mum was one. When she arrived in hospital for the last time, the nurse, knowing that it was her birthday the following Wednesday, asked my mother what she wanted for her birthday. "To die", was the response, which she did, that following Wednesday.
Sorry your mum is no longer around. Was it okay to laugh at that last bit?
 

Grendel

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Sorry your mum is no longer around. Was it okay to laugh at that last bit?
I worked with a guy who lived in a town near the Scottish Borders. He asked have I been there. I said yes I went to visit my mum. He said did you like it - I said not really she died on holiday there and I had to arrange To bring her home
 
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dubed

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Sorry your mum is no longer around. Was it okay to laugh at that last bit?
Yes it was fine! Especially given that I just knew what my Mum was going to say when the nurse asked, and so had my wincing smile prepared :) (she said it in a real deadpan way as if to say "Well, what do you think?" :))

I can't say that her last days were peaceful, but she had long wanted to move on after the loss of our Father some years earlier. For some, there comes a point when the love of your children is not enough.
 
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Sbarcher

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Dame Shirley Williams - a great name from past politics.
 
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dubed

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The person who ruined education for the working class
Nah, it was already bust. She tried to improve it by streaming post entry, as was required, but it was applied throughout the sector in ad hoc fashion and never universal.
 

Grendel

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Nah, it was already bust. She tried to improve it by streaming post entry, as was required, but it was applied throughout the sector in ad hoc fashion and never universal.
Williams destruction of the grammar system while at the same time ensuring she moved boundaries to make sure her daughter attended one is the sort of thing Mr Cummings would have been proud of - one rule for the masses and another for me
 

wingy

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I never realised streaming was not a thing through the sixties and seventies ?
 

dubed

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I never realised streaming was not a thing through the sixties and seventies ?
I believe it varied from school to school. Certainly, the crap school by my brother and I attended (he joined in 66 and I in 70) did not stream on entry. Rather you got streamed in the fourth year onwards only, according to whether you were taking CSEs and GSCEs. It was a great system for leveling down, and Shirley looked to change that - instead, all schools were to be based on grammar schools.
 

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Jim Steinman , wrote the Bat out of hell album . Bit of a guilty pleasure for me that album