Malcolm Smith and his past
My dear James,
Mr. Weiss/wise/mann, the Costa Blanca Walter Mitty scribe, has directed his phenomenal fantasising communications tool in my direction again.
Whilst waxing about some of my past-published giggles he has added his own bits once more. This time he has got his teeth into another no/no, - teeth and my first dental appointment in Spain, which incidentally has not occurred yet.
According to Wilfried, the work performed on my dentures led me to the conclusion that the dentist laid the foundation for his own old age pension.
What a devious mind he must have and such creativity!
I have never used a dental surgeon in Spain… nor do I have dentures despite my longevity. The last time I used a dental surgeon was at Newton Le Willows, South Lancashire, in 1977. Needless to say I am gasping for breath, awaiting Wilf’s next magnificently exciting revelations of my past adventures. Heaven knows, I might have wrestled with a polar bear when I was in Alaska…. or was it an Eskimo in Siberia! All agog, Malc Smith November 29 By email dreamed of. I was raised in one of the USA's “Bible Belts” so I was very naive to the real world. This is our society and we must all adjust to the “changing Times”, which Mr. Smith apparently cannot manage to accept. The old phase, “Don't Shoot the Messenger” comes to mind when you write about these changes. Your writers are only reporting and commenting on the way things are today. I do hope that Mr. Smith has a good Christmas holiday in spite of his difficulty in accepting the world as it is now.
Thank you, Paul Arnold, for the article on cell phones. I marvel at seeing a group of young sitting together at a table and having coffee and ALL are on their phones! Why bother to get together? I cannot understand how people managed for years before the cell phones to talk to one another, as now there is a huge importance in continually calling to talk anywhere any time. Of course, this is a ‘goldmine’ to the phone companies ringing up the profits.
In some quarters, Merry Christmas is not in order, so, also Happy Holiday Season to all of you
Sincerely, Robert Allison
By Email November 30 Perseverance: ‘Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success’. Well done Europe! After nearly a thousand years, you have achieved success. The subjugation of Great Britain – a once proud and independent country. A country who surrendered to you without much of a fight. They can hardly believe it would be so easy. Nor could some seventeen million voters. So, welcome to reality: serfdom. Divide and conquer was the tool. And a gaggle of cabinet ministers, senior lawmakers, and PR specialists, the executioners. The ringleader, indifferent to mainstream voter’s wishes, boasts that a national interest was at stake, and insists that this was the only solution; ignoring the fact that there were other views to the contrary.
It’s a sad day for democracy when citizens are deliberately set against one another because of differing viewpoints – and on such a vast scale. Sadder still is the outcome of our future, over which we have no say, for we Expats have lost our right to vote.
Once again, our country stands alone against the might of Europe, but this time with a divided kingdom – Brexiters v Remainers – there are no winners in this kind of civil war. Only a United Kingdom can gather enough strength to fight for its sovereign survival. But it needs a leader too.
Derek M Staples A saddened 86-year-old retiree