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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 18th February 2019, 8:51am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,729 posts

Searching through an old Hard drive on my computer I found an Outlook Email account link.
I clicked on it and it opened BT Internet email account that I have not used for 15 years.

I have not been with them for that time but they obviously never cancelled it.

It took 15 minutes to download thousands of emails - every one of them spam or weekly flyers.

Except one; A friend I had lost touch with telling me he had been diagnosed with MS and when the time comes, he will go to Dignitas.
I cried my eyes out.
Two years ago, I read in the paper - he had gone to dignitas.
I had never read it before and it shook me to my boots.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 18th February 2019, 9:53am
  • England
  • 17,504 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 18th February 2019, 8:51 AM

Except one; A friend I had lost touch with telling me he had been diagnosed with MS and when the time comes, he will go to Dignitas.
I cried my eyes out.
Two years ago, I read in the paper - he had gone to dignitas.
I had never read it before and it shook me to my boots.

Oh Steve, am so sorry - it brought a tear to my eye too. I've lost many friends in the last few years. Teary

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Old Lady Leg

  • Monday 18th February 2019, 10:15am [Edited]
  • Complete and utter Kent, United Kingdom
  • 449 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 18th February 2019, 8:51 AM

Searching through an old Hard drive on my computer I found an Outlook Email account link.
I clicked on it and it opened BT Internet email account that I have not used for 15 years.

I have not been with them for that time but they obviously never cancelled it.

It took 15 minutes to download thousands of emails - every one of them spam or weekly flyers.

Except one; A friend I had lost touch with telling me he had been diagnosed with MS and when the time comes, he will go to Dignitas.
I cried my eyes out.
Two years ago, I read in the paper - he had gone to dignitas.
I had never read it before and it shook me to my boots.

Sorry to hear this...and, even sadder, is that you didn't get to respond at the time...and he'll never know it was because you hadn't read his mail, rather than just having shyed away from him, due to the contents. I really feel for you. :-(

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Briosaid

  • Monday 18th February 2019, 10:48am
  • 1,356 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 18th February 2019, 8:51 AM

Searching through an old Hard drive on my computer I found an Outlook Email account link.
I clicked on it and it opened BT Internet email account that I have not used for 15 years.

I have not been with them for that time but they obviously never cancelled it.

It took 15 minutes to download thousands of emails - every one of them spam or weekly flyers.

Except one; A friend I had lost touch with telling me he had been diagnosed with MS and when the time comes, he will go to Dignitas.
I cried my eyes out.
Two years ago, I read in the paper - he had gone to dignitas.
I had never read it before and it shook me to my boots.

So sorry to hear this.

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zooo

  • Monday 18th February 2019, 3:54pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,195 posts
Quote: channel 96 @ 18th February 2019, 11:29 AM

NEW SITCOM sketch show on YouTube, more nihilistic humour. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/wB1sM9h_zf4

No spamming, please!
Next time pick one thread to post your link in. Thanks. :)

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 19th February 2019, 11:05pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,266 posts

Did anyone else have trouble accessing the site last night?

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DaButt

  • Tuesday 19th February 2019, 11:06pm
  • The Lone Star State, United States
  • 13,927 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 19th February 2019, 11:05 PM

Did anyone else have trouble accessing the site last night?

Yep.

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 19th February 2019, 11:10pm
  • England
  • 4,103 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 19th February 2019, 11:05 PM

Did anyone else have trouble accessing the site last night?

Yes, it was inaccessible for a very long time. :(

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 19th February 2019, 11:51pm
  • England
  • 17,504 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 19th February 2019, 11:05 PM

Did anyone else have trouble accessing the site last night?

Yes, I had to read a book!

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 20th February 2019, 8:43am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,729 posts

And there's me thinking all this time I was a dyed in the wool thoroughbred Yorkshire man.
Ya know... Yorkshire born and bred - strong in the arm, thick in the......
I've been researching my family tree on that ancestry site - fascinating stuff.

Turns out I'm descended from Cockney Herberts and even further back from Jockland.
Many of my ancestors were in the Queen's Guard (Victoria) Fathers sons and brothers.

But the thing that really made me think was the census form from 1891. My great grandad filled it in and signed it.
His signature was exactly like mine - or t'other way round.
Suddenly, from people I had never known or heard of, the solid DNA link was there.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Wednesday 20th February 2019, 9:05am
  • England
  • 17,504 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 20th February 2019, 8:43 AM

Many of my ancestors were in the Queen's Guard ...........................

Oooh, hello sailor :*

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Old Lady Leg

  • Wednesday 20th February 2019, 10:17am
  • Complete and utter Kent, United Kingdom
  • 449 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 20th February 2019, 8:43 AM

Turns out I'm descended from Cockney Herberts

Oy, ya fackah! Naffin' wrong withat! ;-)

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Briosaid

  • Wednesday 20th February 2019, 9:34pm
  • 1,356 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 20th February 2019, 8:43 AM

And there's me thinking all this time I was a dyed in the wool thoroughbred Yorkshire man.
Ya know... Yorkshire born and bred - strong in the arm, thick in the......
I've been researching my family tree on that ancestry site - fascinating stuff.

Turns out I'm descended from Cockney Herberts and even further back from Jockland.
Many of my ancestors were in the Queen's Guard (Victoria) Fathers sons and brothers.

But the thing that really made me think was the census form from 1891. My great grandad filled it in and signed it.
His signature was exactly like mine - or t'other way round.
Suddenly, from people I had never known or heard of, the solid DNA link was there.

The signature thing us interesting. I've done a lot of family tree research and it's amazing that my father's father and his grandfather (when I look at BDMs) have the same signatures as my father. He was always a neat writer but it's strange they all had the same signature. I was also impressed that the oldest of them could write at all.

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Old Lady Leg

  • Thursday 21st February 2019, 10:32am
  • Complete and utter Kent, United Kingdom
  • 449 posts

Poked the tortoise a couple of days ago. He's still asleep, but alive. Had to find out, before potentially wasting time planting stuff in his run for the year.