Tag Archives: death

A generous death (Rousse)

I was calculating how much work to pack. The train journey to Aberdeen took three hours, and the return trip the same. If we sat together, I would probably spend much of the time chatting with CI and ET. However, … Continue reading

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Tickled by a ghost at a high school reunion (Rousse)

I was incredibly excited that 23rd August had come round so quickly. Whatever happened to all those weeks since the reunion plans were fixed in May? I walked into the school hall and the first people I saw were LA … Continue reading

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Drugs and death at Tesco (Rousse)

I needed drugs. TPR told me that we could buy them over the counter at the supermarket. I wasn’t too sure of this, but felt it was worth a try, so I followed him out of the door and along … Continue reading

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An unexpected radio obituary (Rousse)

I couldn’t understand why the radio announcer was discussing XY’s father as a “relation of the deceased”. Then I noticed that A and B were crying. PQ was dead, and this was his obituary.

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Unwise words and a Christmas tragedy on the Thames (Rousse)

“How awful that your daughter-in-law’s father is a crook, and that her mother is a burnt-to-a-crisp, over-tanned, airhead shopaholic!” said N. More awful was that she uttered these words while (unknowingly) sitting right next to the daughter-in-law in question. This … Continue reading

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Graffiti vandal cites Linnaeus’ Species Plantarum (1753) as defence (Rousse)

The back hallway looked so much smarter after TPR painted the walls pale green. A further improvement was the list of garden tasks that I wrote up in blue felt pen on a patch of wall to the right of … Continue reading

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Perspectives from a plinth (Rousse)

My elderly neighbour Mrs Frazier was dying of a deadly disease, and for this reason I was helping her with her walled garden. I half expected that she would leave it to me, along with her tiny mews house. I … Continue reading

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Tossed stone is cause of Aberdeen train tragedy (Rousse)

It was a very long walk to Aberdeen, and well after 4pm when we reached the city centre. Our first stop was the railway station. The people waiting on the platform watched a bunch of workers busily repairing the track. … Continue reading

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A rummage through an atheist’s wardrobe (Rousse)

I’d had enough of this religious twaddle. “Listen”, I said “You may be American, but someone has to tell you all that (a) there is no God, and (b) we don’t go to heaven when we die”. As soon as … Continue reading

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A watery grave for pensioners, iPads, and iPhones (Rousse)

I came across a very pretty village just off the A702. “We could live here”, I thought “And be close to N and S”. The only drawback was the queue of pensioners jumping in pairs to their death from the … Continue reading

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