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Moira

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Re: A Quick One Here
« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2020, 09:52:06 pm »
Well it is lovely to see you have been here today Linda and I hope you feel a bit better tomorrow.  Yes,  I was in America in August to October 1971.  Just think that was almost 39 years ago come August this year. So Tim would have been 39 earlier this year ? ((((((((((((((((Tim))))))))))))))))))

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« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2020, 08:01:11 am »
No, it was Tom who was born in 1971 which means he will be 49 the 12th of this month.  During those months  you were here in America was when Tom was a little VERY FUSSY baby, you could have helped me walk the floor if you had stopped by. 
Tim's birthday was May 27th  so he would now be 42, seems impossible to believe.

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« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2020, 09:24:10 am »
Hopefully being on here helps you

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« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2020, 10:04:31 am »
Yes it does!!! 

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« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2020, 08:40:34 pm »
I am glad to hear it

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« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2020, 08:47:10 pm »
Sorry I misread your post as I thought I read Tim not Tom.  I could have come help you with a sleepless Tom had I known you but in those days I had absolutely NO idea about babies and I was never having any anyway ! I would have been no help !
AND I put 39 instead of 49 ..........     I was distracted because John was talking on the phone to his brother Walter's ex wife Kate .....  John has been trying to contact Walter (76) in England for a long time.  Turns out Walter keeps losing his phones and Kate says he has been in hospital with kidney problems for a few weeks and is only now back in his flat with nurses coming in to help with his urine bag thingy !

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« Reply #66 on: June 07, 2020, 08:53:03 pm »
Oh how sad, I hope John is able to contact his brother. Does Kate still have a lot to do with Walter, even though they are divorced?

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« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2020, 09:28:23 pm »
I believe Kate does keep in contact as Walter has not been very well in the last couple of years.. and he drinks !  But according to S Moira, Kate has also been ill with rhumatism  I think.  Walter was married before and has a boy in Canada ( Bart is married and has 2 kids, he is an airline pilot like Walter used to be ! )  and his daughter Pippa who used to look after Walter but she has now moved to live in Spain. 
Kate and Walter have 3 kids and I believe Liam, the son visits his dad and also the daughter .... cannot remember her name but she also visits !

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« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2020, 07:49:02 am »
This is all interesting and I recall that John had been trying to contact Walter.  It sounds like he isn't in very good health.  Evidently Kate does keep somewhat in contact with him.  Is Walter the one who has or had the house in France, or somewhere?  John thought about buying it, or did I dream that?  It's nice that Walter has a couple kids around who can visit him, that's nice. 

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« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2020, 09:58:24 am »
Oh yes Linda, I had forgotten about that place in France!!!! Is he the same brother Moira?

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« Reply #70 on: June 08, 2020, 12:16:58 pm »
It seems like his name was Walter, but I'm not sure.  Moira will come along and tell us!!

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« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2020, 09:48:55 pm »
YES how clever you two are and your memories are good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spot on, I am impressed  :o  I told John NOT to spend his money on the house in France and their other younger brother, Desmond (60) decided not to share also !  So in the end Walter sold it  ' as is ' but I do not think he lost too much money on it in the end and at least if it sold.   Walter and Kate invested in property while Walter was still in the RAF flying and afterwards when he was teaching flying. They had to sell most of their investments in the end when they split up but Kate still lives in one house and Walter has a flat they own. Walter was always too big for his boots !!! He got a law degree after he left the RAF and never used it ...........like John !!! And now like Matt !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway Walter has been by himself for the last few years but he does not look after himself and since Pippa has been in Spain, it is left to Liam and ? to see to Walter.  Kate and Walter do have another son Dominic, who I believe had disowned them all,  I do not know why !

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« Reply #72 on: June 09, 2020, 05:24:36 am »
Hmmmm........I think this Walter story could be a good book too.  I suppose Liam isn't as attentive as Pippa, the daughters seem to do better at that sort of thing.  At least both Kate and Walter have a place to live thanks to their investments.  I hadn't thought about the law degree thing.  I thought maybe Matt might go back to it but I think it was probably too stressful for him so he's much better off where he is now.  Does he seem okay now Moira?  (((((((((((((((Matt)))))))))))))))  I should know this, but I can't remember?  Does he still have his house or did he sell it?  It seems like he might have sold it. 

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« Reply #73 on: June 09, 2020, 10:01:21 am »
Law degrees seem to run in your family Moira, such a waste of brain knowledge and years of hard slog!!!

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« Reply #74 on: June 09, 2020, 08:45:41 pm »
I agree Darien .. hard slog and to what end ?????????? I think Walter did work for a legal mate for a short time in Newcastle.  John also did some work for his legal Kiwi mate in Perth .. as did Matt while training. 
 Matt is fine up in the gold mine and although he has not been able to fly home for the last .... 2 months ? he goes to Broome for a week after working 2 weeks.  According to Annie.......... Matt was away North of Broome with a "friend" last week !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is either the local teacher or the nurse !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His house is being looked after by Mary's Mum Karen and I believe Richie her son has got a job.   In a week or two Annie is moving into Matt's house and letting Nikau live in her house and pay less rent than he pays now and he will look after ' their ' jointly owned dog Reggie ! Annie is fed up with it !