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TedLancaster commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Music Lovers
"It intrigues me that such poignant, heart felt sentiments were written by a funny little lad like Willy Nelson yet he will remain one of my all time favourite composers. The first time Patsy heard his rendition of this song she thought it was awful.…"
Oct 6, 2014
TedLancaster commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Music Lovers
"You can get a crush on this rendition as much as you please. MaryEmm.  It is superb. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGq3-Fi_zQY Ted"
Oct 6, 2014
TedLancaster posted a blog post

A truly amazing child.

Where or when has this beautiful child possibly had the time or opportunity to acquire this astounding talent?It has been suggested that she is the re incarnated Maria Callas.  I am unable to comment on that but neither can I explain the phenomenon which this little girl presents.Whether or not you are a fan of such TV Talent shows you would be well advised to view this clip.  I will be surprised if it does not astound you.…See More
Nov 14, 2013
TedLancaster posted a blog post

Nan's Pumpkin.

Every year our grandaughter, Amy, buys a pumpkin and comes around to our house where she spent a great deal of her childhood, to carve out a Halloween pumpkin for her Nan. Here is this year's finished item. She is very arty and I think she has a real talent.See More
Nov 6, 2013
TedLancaster left a comment for Ted.com
"Similarly, you may like to click on 'Blogs' to comment on somebody's post or send in a little bit of info of your own, anything is fine, especially swing music of the 40s."
Oct 31, 2013
TedLancaster left a comment for Ted.com
"To get started may I suggest that you click on the 'Groups' box at the top of this page.  Decide what groups you would like to join and click on 'comment' to add your 2 cents worth to somebody's post. "
Oct 31, 2013
TedLancaster left a comment for Ted.com
"Ted calling Ted - hyah Ted. Good to have you as a friend. Your new 'old pal'. Ted"
Oct 31, 2013
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Oct 31, 2013
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Oct 31, 2013
TedLancaster commented on Ted.com's status
"Hyah Ted - When you say 'contact members' do you mean on here or privately or what? Good to have you aboard, welcome. Ted (just to confuse the issue.)"
Oct 31, 2013
TedLancaster commented on Sam's group SPIRITUAL OR PARANORMAL EXPERIENCES
"Make a start now, Paddybear.  Don't let such a wonderful opportunity become one of those things we were always going to do but it never seemed quite the right moment. Your Ma looks like a fine lady, God bless her.  You can do her…"
Oct 25, 2013
stewart miller liked TedLancaster's blog post Nostalgia
Oct 24, 2013
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Nostalgia

Stewart Miller's superb pictures of Scarborough were very nostalgic for me.  I was born and grew up here.  The picture of the hungry gull shows the very spot where, as an adventurous but somewhat misguided young varmint I used to play 'depth charge' at this time of the year.  It wasn't long after the end of World War ll and fireworks, which had been non existent for some time, were just coming back onto the market.  Children's games had for a while been war-combat based, racing around with arms…See More
Oct 24, 2013
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Dangerous Spider

"Well done, Crafty, me old pal."
Oct 20, 2013
TedLancaster commented on The Crafter's blog post Getting the lyrics wrong
"At one point in my weird and nefarious career path I found myself running a small pub in Smethwick, The Locomotive Engine.  My youngest daughter was born there and spent the first couple of years of her life under the effects of the non-stop…"
Oct 18, 2013
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Dangerous Spider

"Here's a good place to start to identify your little arachnid pal. I won't join you - they seriously bug me and I don't like the look of that 'Time for tea' comment http://www.uksafari.com/spiders.htm Ted"
Oct 18, 2013

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Tell us about yourself, including hobbies and interests
My long, winding career path has taken many strange twists. At 12 my first Saturday job was as a booking-clerk in a taxi office, booking taxis, selling petrol from a hand worked pump and being general dogsbody, all for 8 bob a day.
My first full time job in the summer hols was as an ice cream seller in a seaside parlour and waiter in the Italian restaurant both belonging to the Jaconelli family in Scarborough. I worked there, on and off, for several years.
I joined the Royal Navy in 55 as an Artificer Apprentice but decided after 3 years that it was not for me. On the dole back in Scarborough I was fortunate to be offered a job in the dole office working as a pay clerk where I saw an ad for laboratory assistants in ICI Wilton, near Redcar. I worked there for two years till I was accepted into teachers' college in Brum. While here I formed a rock music band and played full time at the Rum Runner night club till 1968.
I ran the Locomotive Engine pub in Smethwick till the early 70s, bought a small shop which nearly bankrupted me, formed a rock and roll band duo singing and playing guitar with my wife playing drums, went back into teaching kids with emotional difficulties, trained as a psychotherapist and ran the Dudley Hypnotherapy Center as an evening and weekend venture for 14 years, retired from teaching in 2004 to run a small home recording studio to amuse myself writing and recording poetry and music.
Other interests and pursuits included being night leader in the Samaritans organisation and actor and musical director for the Citizens' Theater group at the Robin Hood pub in Brierley Hill.

The night leader's job is to be in bed at home waiting for a call from the night duty Sam in the call center. Then to get up and go to the assistance of anyone who has called in by telephone to the center requesting help. They may be vomiting, bleeding, violent and distraught but also very desperate to be helped.

The last performance I made for the Citizens was at the Birmingham Repertory Theater in 1983 in a two-handed play called 'Alas Poor Fred' as part of the 'Best of the Midlands Amateur Theater' production.

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A truly amazing child.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 13:09 1 Comment

Where or when has this beautiful child possibly had the time or opportunity to acquire this astounding talent?

It has been suggested that she is the re incarnated Maria Callas.  

I am unable to comment on that but neither can I explain the phenomenon which this little girl presents.

Whether or not you are a fan of such TV Talent shows you would be well advised to view this clip.  

I will be surprised if it does not astound you.…

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Nan's Pumpkin.

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 21:00 0 Comments

Every year our grandaughter, Amy, buys a pumpkin and comes around to our house where she spent a great deal of her childhood, to carve out a Halloween pumpkin for her Nan. Here is this year's finished item. She is very arty and I think she has a real talent.…

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Nostalgia

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 15:30 0 Comments

Stewart Miller's superb pictures of Scarborough were very nostalgic for me.  I was born and grew up here.  The picture of the hungry gull shows the very spot where, as an adventurous but somewhat misguided young varmint I used to play 'depth charge' at this time of the year.  It wasn't long after the end of World War ll and fireworks, which had been non existent for some time, were just coming back onto the market.  Children's games had for a while been war-combat based, racing around with…

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Customer Relations.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 11:15 5 Comments

I have used Morrison's stores in many parts of the country and found the staff to be very friendly and co-operative. However, in my local Kidderminster store about a week ago there was an interesting offer on 'made to order' pizzas and I asked the serving lady for some help in choosing the toppings. 

She replied quite disdainfully, 'I don't eat pizza so I wouldn't know.' 

A younger lady came across and was very…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 15:32 on January 13, 2013, Jenny Itzcovitz said…

Hi Ted

We wish you a very warm welcome to the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. We hope you enjoy visiting our page and chatting to other readers.

Don't forget to fill in your profile and tell us a bit about yourself. You can also include a photo.

The Chat page has a Photo gallery, Video Gallery, Groups Section, Blogs, Message Board, Events and Live Chat Room.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

All the best

Jenny, Sixtyplusurfers

At 18:37 on January 13, 2013, Jenny Itzcovitz said…

Hi Ted

I'm afraid the old chat page has now gone. We did put up a warning on the main website and on the chat page but I'm afraid you must have missed it.

But please do add your pictures and to our new Chat page - we have a Photo Gallery, Video Section, Blogs, Groups and Message Board.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely pictures.

Jenny

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