Two Old Codgers

How the World strikes us

That was the thought when I wondered about the next blog. I think the number of blogs is up to 130 since the first one in November 2018 and each time Bill and I get an idea for the next one we very
National service
often find that we are going over the same old ground. I suppose that is a true sign of old age, I find myself seeing glazed expressions coming over the face of family and friends when I start rambling on about my days doing National Service, they must remember the stories better than I do.

"My mind's a blank!" Like hell it is. I don't know about yours but mind is anything but blank.
Blank Mind
Thoughts buzz in and out of there like the bees in Bill's bee hives. Some are prompted by sights, sounds and smells but others wing their way in totally unbidden. I wonder in what dusty corner of the mind they lurk and what blows the dust and cobwebs away so they rise to the surface. Only the other morning I wakened with the name Mabel Constanduros* floating
round my head. I couldn't remember where I had heard the name or who the heck she was, I only know it was from way back. I had to use the old faithful internet to see who she was.

It's a strange paradox that she drifted into my mind of her own accord but If I try to remember the name of, let's say, the woman who walked down the stage in the Morecambe and Wise show with one foot in a glittery shoe and the other in an old boot ** I am lost. In my minds eye I can see her but the name is locked away somewhere. What is even more mysterious, if I turn to Doreen to see if she remembers, I seem to drive it out of here mind as well. Thinking of thoughts, I did my usual and looked up 'Thoughts' on the internet - this is what I found:

"Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day.
That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour."

No wonder I have a tendency to doze off in the chair.

So, I started trying to think of the next Blog but my mind was a blank.

* Mabel Constanduros gained public notice playing Mrs.Buggins on the radio programme 'The Buggins Family', which ran from 1928 to 1948.

** Of course! It was Shirley Bassey wearing an old boot

We would welcome your comments or to hear what YOU think. Let us know by clicking on
If we publish anything you send, just let us know if we can use your name or if you would prefer to be anonymous.