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Watsons and McNeil, drowning 25th August 1972.

The boys that drowned in the nolly, Dalmuir canal, on 25 th August 1972, were much the same age as me. Children of the Cuban Missle Crisis. We went...
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John Mitchell 1965—21st September 2020. RIP.

I live in Dalmuir, but my brother who lives in Falkirk phoned me to tell me that John Mitchell was dead. Then the house phone went and my partner’s...
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Stevie Mitchell 1966-2009

The talk was Stevie Mitchell found a body down the canal when he was running, underneath the Erskine Bridge. Not all jumpers make the water. I know...
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Hamish Murdoch 1964-2007

‘Hi-yah Hamish,’ the kids at the back lane used to shout at me as I wandered down off the canal path to buy a paper from the shop on Dumbarton Road...
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Davie McCallum 1971-

When Davie McCallum, aged 31, went missing on 28 th March 2003 his son David (junior) was aged five and about to start school. Now he’ll be twenty-...
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634 of my comments have received 651 Great Feedback votes

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bowl of fruit analogy works

Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021

bowl of fruit analogy works well.

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Posted in Alternatives

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if we get the truth, then

Posted on Thu, 27 May 2021

if we get the truth, then that's win-win. Certainly doesn't happen in politics, but maybe in cat patrol. 

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 10

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you gave me the jitters. I

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021

you gave me the jitters. I thought Trump was back, no longer barred from Facebook and Twitter and returning to the land of his mom's birth. Thank god it's fiction. 

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Posted in The Sure Yank Redemption

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I'm never sure when a poem's

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021

I'm never sure when a poem's a poem, but as an elegy to the past- yeh, love it. 

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Posted in When We Were Young

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it's funny who we are is what

Posted on Thu, 13 May 2021

it's funny who we are is what we are, your mum in bloom as a flower lover. 

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Posted in Capturing Garden Memories

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not a fan of the Royals. But

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021

not a fan of the Royals. But hey, loisng the internet is a royal pain. 

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Posted in The Internet Is Finally Restored (By An Angel) by Alfred N.Muggins

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I guess everyone is a poet or

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021

I guess everyone is a poet or peasant or both. 

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Posted in In Conversation With Bears

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I've wondered about that too.

Posted on Mon, 10 May 2021

I've wondered about that too. Why guys off it (usually drink) for years, suddenly get the call. It's allway there, I guess. A backgruond hum. 

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Posted in Dyin Embers

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I like this for a variety of

Posted on Fri, 07 May 2021

I like this for a variety of reasons. I could talk about neurons, poetry is beyond me. 

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Posted in Every Mourning Has A New Dawn

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quite possibly true. Twenty

Posted on Sat, 08 May 2021

quite possibly true. Twenty years ago, I couldn't possibly imagine supporting Scottish independence. Now it's a no-brainer. I hadn't heard of the moron's moron Trump then, or his little trumpeter Johnson. Ingerland is welcome to them. My guess is...

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Posted in Ingerland My Ingerland

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