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Started by bignosebignose on Mar 4, 2017 1:05:51 PM
Things that made you get something in your eye

Because I couldn't think where else to post post 1.

bignosebignose - 04 Mar 2017 13:06:08 (#1 of 538)

Dying author writes dating profile for husband

dreams99 - 06 May 2017 17:15:58 (#2 of 538)

Shadrack22 - 06 May 2017 17:18:38 (#3 of 538)

The final chapter of Watership Down.

Tadagee - 06 May 2017 17:41:49 (#4 of 538)

Oh god yes. And the film.

quartus - 06 May 2017 18:14:51 (#5 of 538)

This gets to me every time ...

(Jessie's song, Toy Story 2)

RosyLovelady - 06 May 2017 18:59:27 (#6 of 538)

When Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends album first came out and for several decades thereafter, I found it impossible to listen to the Old Friends song.

It's better nowadays. I'd say to my younger self that it's not so terribly strange to be seventy, and certainly not in the ways you thought then.

TRaney - 06 May 2017 19:36:41 (#7 of 538)

Is that the ' Once I had a photograph, It's all that's left to me' one?

TRaney - 06 May 2017 19:39:41 (#8 of 538)

It's not once is it, it's ' long ago, it must be'

MaryMC - 06 May 2017 19:42:18 (#9 of 538)

This, although I'm embarrassed to admit it:

HouseOfLametta - 06 May 2017 19:51:02 (#10 of 538)

The house at Pooh corner.

Yes?" said Pooh.

"When I'm - when --- Pooh!"

"Yes, Christopher Robin?"

"I'm not going to do Nothing any more."

"Never again?"

"Well, not so much. They don't let you."

Pooh waited for him to go on, but he was silent again.

"Yes, Christopher Robin?" said Pooh helpfully.

"Pooh, when I'm - you know - when I'm not doing Nothing, will you come up here sometimes?"

"Just me?"

Yes, Pooh."

"Will you be here too?"

"Yes, Pooh, I will be, really. I promise I will be, Pooh."

"That's good," said Pooh.

surferboogiewhatever - 06 May 2017 19:56:40 (#11 of 538)

Being reminded, in a tribute in the i yesterday, of one of Prince Philip's more genuinely likeable moments - "If I walk, will you walk with me?"

bignosebignose - 06 May 2017 21:02:48 (#12 of 538)

There are slow burners, and then there are threads started by me.

cozzer - 07 May 2017 00:17:36 (#13 of 538)

one of Prince Philip's more genuinely likeable moments - "If I walk, will you walk with me?"

I like the sound of that, what was the context?

halfnelson - 07 May 2017 00:23:09 (#14 of 538)

- Kentucky Avenue by Tom Waits.

- Hilda breaking down when she opened Stan's glasses case in Corrie.

- The clip of Lena Zavaroni singing Going Nowhere.

Antimatter - 07 May 2017 00:25:38 (#15 of 538)

Last August, my lovely neighbour C came to the back door in the early morning with a box of freshly picked raspberries. A year earlier her husband K had passed, and I could see that C was having a difficult time. I thanked C for the raspberries and asked how she was doing.

'Oh Anti' C replied, 'It's so difficult, it was a year ago, and his birthday was in August, and our wedding anniversary'. 'Every year K used to go out into the yard and pick fresh raspberries for breakfast, and some for the travellers that stay overnight next to the church', and now here am I, handing out raspberries to the neighbours'.

C's voice was trembling, and she was close to tears, and with that C went back to her car and continued up the lane delivering raspberries to our neighbours.

I had family staying with me at the time, so I went indoors and we all had raspberries with our breakfast, and mighty sweet they were too. I told the story of C and K, and the raspberries, and when I concluded I said 'so remember, while you eat your breakfast, there's a lot of love in those raspberries'.

When my niece A went to bed that night she said to her mum, 'I was enjoying those lovely raspberries anyway, but they tasted so much sweeter after Anti had told us the story behind them'.

MaryMC - 07 May 2017 00:35:23 (#16 of 538)

I like the sound of that, what was the context?

Diana's funeral (said to William).

upgoerfive - 07 May 2017 00:40:09 (#17 of 538)

At the risk of being mistaken for a sockpuppet of a Certain Poster of this Parish, I always tear up at the end of the Robert Doant version of 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips'.

"He never had any children, did he?"

"Oh, but I did - so many of them - and all of them boys."

scottscott - 07 May 2017 00:44:15 (#18 of 538)

#2 "Last chapter of Watership Down

God, yes: "It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body anymore, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch..."


As a kid, Peter's death in Paul Calico's 'Jenny', made me cry buckets – as did Lady Fuchsia's suicide in Gormenghast.

Truly, she was my first love:

MaybeLeon - 07 May 2017 00:49:27 (#19 of 538)

I like the sound of that, what was the context?

I had never heard it before, so looked it up. Here ya go:

On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in Paris. On the morning of Saturday 6 September 1997, before the funeral, the Queen, with her family, stood at the gates of Buckingham Palace, and HerMajesty led by example, bowing her head slowly as Diana's coffin was driven past. In the funeral procession, Diana's former husband and younger brother, Prince Charles and Charles Spencer, were due to walk behind the gun carriage bearing her coffin along the route to Westminster Abbey. Prince Harry and, in particular, Prince William were uncertain as to whether or not they wanted to walk behind the coffin, too. Prince Philip, who had not planned to walk, said to William, "If I walk, will you walk with me?" As grandparents, Philip and Elizabeth did their best by their grandsons that week.

scottscott - 07 May 2017 11:45:19 (#20 of 538)

The Railway Children. Jenny Agutter: "Daddy! My Daddy!"

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