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Sunday, January 25, 2009 

Flamin' Nora

It's good to have a full weekend to myself for a change, no work though I suspect next weekend I'll be manning the pumps. But there you go.

On the union front we successfully negotiated, and got a 4% pay settlement accepted by the members on't farm. I actually got a note of thanks as well. Knowing how bad things are I think 4% is pretty damn good an increase, though there are some who won't be satisfied until we bleed the Company dry.

On a more personal front my mum has got arranged a very posh gravestone for my father and herself (we've got a dual plot in Hull's Eastern Cemetery) all black polished granite and gold lettering. It's costing an arm and a leg, but fortunately we can afford it, or rather mum can.

I haven't visited my dad's grave since he died, I should really, I didn't feel ready for some reason, but cemetery's are wet and damp places during winter, my excuse.

Anyway, as for 2009, well I feel quite enthusiastic. I hope to throw out the crap and have a life for once. My family, mum included seem quite settled and hopefully it'll be onwards and upwards. I also hope to post some photos, when I have the time and opportunity. Ciao anyroad to use a slightly corrupted Yorkshire euphemism.

I'm glad I can expect some photo's from you John, I always enjoy your perspective on things! Glad also that your mum has exercised a bit of extravagance in relation to the gravestones, your old folks deserve to be marked properly, and it's you and your kin that will also benefit with a nice grave setting to visit! Once again, I hope 2009 is a good year for you! :)

Hey, John,

I don't visit gravesites, myself, unless I'm shooting, so is it bad of me to think you could probably nab some awesome photos in that cold, wet graveyard?

It's likely that your dad has moved on to more interesting things and doesn't care if you visit or not. So, only do it for yourself, if you want to. No 'doing guilt' over that, okay?

Hello John, it's been awhile, I'm glad to hear you and your mother and the rest of the family are doing ok.

The first visit is the hardest, so don't feal any guilt at all my friend.

Wow 4%.... good deal...

take care,



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