Monday, 14 September 2009

Last Reunion update

Hi Cuckooites,
This will be my last announcement about the reunion before I leave to help Jackie organize and put the final pieces together for a wonderful night of fun and entertainment.If this is your first Cuckooite reunion you are in for a real treat come early and leave late.Just a few things to go over,you have heard it all before but we want a smooth running show. For those of you who are close enough and want to join us at the Crown pub in Northolt village on Friday night the 25th we welcome you all.We will gather there for a drink and dinner for those who are hungry,prices start around 4 pounds and the food is brilliant for the price.
Remember to bring a gift to support our raffle this is our only major fund raiser so please buy a lot of tickets ,this way we can have reduced prices for our next get together in April 2011.
Those of you who are available on Saturday afternoon we will be decorating the hall starting at 3 p.m. it usually takes about a hour if we have lot's of help please join us .More hands make lighter work.
6 p.m. we will open the doors and start the registration ,this is a great time to take photo's and have a social hour to meet everyone and get comfortable.Bring photo's you want to share, a fun time.If you take photo's and plan to send them to me to use in our photoshow and D V D please include names of the folks in the photo,it is so hard to have to go back and trace the names down and we get them wrong sometimes.
7.30p.m we will serve the buffet ,tea and coffee will be available all night long a limited amount of soft drinks will be served but if you need mixers please bring your own along with any alchahole as we will not have a bar this year.
8 p.m we will turn up the live music and also have our famous sing a long so get those voices in tune and start learning all those old pub songs.
Our grand raffle at then more dancing until we close up and finish with Auld Lang Syne where we form a large circle and sing all together and finish up with  that classic by Vera Lynn We'll meet again.
You are all in for a great night so please do not bring any guests who are not registered as we have the biggest crowd on hand we have ever had for a Reunion and we do not want to say no sorry you can not come in.So please no unregistered guests.
Looking forward to seeing you all if there is any late breaking news please check out our website 
 I will be available thru my email at    if you have any questions needing answers.
Fondest regards Tommy and Jackie and the rest of our Cuckooite team.
Jackie has a new shipment of our 1st book Memories from the past and a few copies of our second book All Our Yesterdays.Contact Jackie by email

Friday, 11 September 2009

A Bottle of wine Sent in by Jackie Stringer.

"Bottle of Wine"

A woman, and a man, are involved in a car accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning; it's a bad one.. Both of their cars are totally demolished, but amazingly neither of them is hurt. God works in mysterious ways.

After they crawl out of their cars, the man is yelling about women drivers.

The woman says, 'So, you're a man. That's interesting. I'm a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There's nothing left, but we're unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should be friends and live in peace for the rest of our days.'

Flattered, the man replies, 'Oh yes, I agree completely, this must be a sign from God! But you're still at fault...women shouldn't be allowed to drive.'

The woman continues, 'And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune.' She hands the bottle to the man.

The man nods his head in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman.

The woman takes the bottle, puts the cap back on and hands it back to the man.

The man asks, 'Aren't you having any?'

The woman replies, 'No. I think I'll just wait for the police...'

Women are clever, evil bitches.
Don't mess with them.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Sent in By Paul Holt who lives in Perivale

Paul took these great photo's
in his back garden,he goes on to say that wild parrakeets are very common in the south of England and have become very hardy since the first ones escaped.My Mom had one called Joey and he flew of.Nice to see they survived.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sir Rustalot Then and Now,By Del Southon

I Trully hope this is not what my beloved England has come to.Here in the U S A you are trully looked apon as a good friend,someone we can trust to stand beside us in this uncertain world.Kind of reminds me of our nieghbours on the Cuckoo estate.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Virus alert

HI ALL THIS was sent to me by our son who is in charge of the computers for the state of Florida -- whenever he receives anything like this it is a warning to the State as well as all us little people -- 


Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on..   This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton Please send it to everybody you know who has Access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server Report' If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful...'

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who sent it to you will gain access to your Name, e-mail and password.   This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.   AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are not capable of destroying it.

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.


John Corsham.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Just do not say you are English.

Goodbye to my England!  So long my old friend!

Your days are now numbered, being brought to an end.

To be Scottish, or Irish, or Welsh is just fine

But don't say you're English, that's way out of line.


The French and the Germans may call themselves such,

So can the Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch

You can say that you're Russian, or maybe a Dane

But don't say you're English, not ever again.


At Broadcasting House that word is taboo

In Brussels they've scrapped it, in Parliament too,

Even schools are affected, staff do as they're told

They mustn't teach children of the England of old.


Writers like Shakespeare, and Milton and Shaw

The pupils don't learn about them anymore,

Nor about Normandy, Arnhem or Mons

When England lost hosts of her vary brave sons.


We are not Europeans, how can we be?

Europe is miles away, over the sea.

We're the English from England, so let's all be proud

Stand up and be counted and shout it out loud!


So let's tell our Government, and Brussels too,

We're proud of our heritage, the Red, White and Blue

Fly the flag of St George, or our own Union Jack

And let the world know – WE WANT ENGLAND BACK!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

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First Book Memories from the Past.

Jackie has asked me to let those of you who are interested in obtaining a copy of our first book Memories from the Past.That it will be available starting around next week we have decided to have it published again as we where getting requests for it The Price is Eight pounds fifty each and includes the shipping.
Order your copy today by emailing Jackie
We also have a limited number of our new book All our Yesterdays available at the same price so order your copy today.
Remember to order your lapel pin as well just in time for the Reunion this month, these are just four pounds each and includes shipping.
thanks a lot Tommy.

Fw: Angels Among Us?

Angels among us?
Do you think there are any?
Do you know or have known someone who you think may be one?
Perhaps it was a neighbour on the Cuckoo Estate that you knew, or a someone who was not well known but quietly went about his or her life caring for someone, always doing good, perhaps in doing so denying themselves some simple pleasures and putting the well being of others before them.
I'm not talking necessarily about Mother Theresa or other great and well known people, I think I mean wonderful and caring folk like Doctor Lasnick, their may be others who are on the verge on Sainthood, but I'm talking about the everyday, common or garden variety. Although sadly, I don't think they are too common, in fact they may be kind of rare. And I don't mean the one that may be sitting on your shoulder that we can't see.
Do you know someone who volunteers there spare time, like George Key and his wife who deliver meals on wheels. Or our Val Bailey who gives up her time to organise her Blind Bowlers' Group?
There are others, who do there bit, to keep us Cuckooites happy, myself not included, I think you know who I mean by now, and I may not have mentioned everyone by name that we know here.
There are I'm sure others, so would you like to tell their story for them, they are probably too modest to talk about themselves?
Perhaps you have a relative who looks after a brother who is severely disabled, or they work in hospital or they are veterinarians who volunteer a local animal shelter.
Maybe you know someone who prefers to stay private and avoid the limelight, but busily goes about their dutiful task, possibly unnoticed.
Or maybe you have a son or daughter in the armed forces who are serving their country in some awful war zone?
We may all have different views on what an "Angel" is.
Maybe we can't see their wings, maybe in your opinion,  it's someone who you will see or hear at the Cuckooite reunion? 
I'm not one, and I'm not sure if you are, although I think we all may all have the potential to be one at times, but we often shy away, saying we are too busy, or offering ourselves some other lame excuse.
Some people truly believe they exist, do you?
Perhaps someone really close to you is one?
If you know someone who you think deserves a mention, a child, an adult, or someone from your past that you once knew, whoever it may be we would love to hear about them.
Why not tell us about them? 
And thank them and give them a pat on the back for all that they do, 
right here, right now on this site.
Cheers everyone!

Angela Wakefield sent in this photo of her husbands Family

Ted Baker sent these photo's in

Del Southon and his friend Eddie Chapman

John B,Working at the Dayly Mirror in the 70's.

Three generations doing their part for a noble charity.

Yvonne(Holt) Pipp and her daughter Carolyn and grandaughter Anneka helping to raise 30,000 pnds for Relay for life.

Topic for the Month.

A topic for the 'thinking Cuckooites.' An American friend said that he was going to ask me a question, but I couldn't think about an answer, just to come up with one off the top of my head. The question was, " If you could be anything other than what you are right now, what would you be?" Straight away I replied,"A marine biologist." He wanted to know why I'd said that, and I didn't know. "Well," he said, "there must be a good reason, all you have to do is figure it out."
   A couple of weeks, and a lot of soul searching later, I recognised a book cover in a library, and had my answer. Years before, I'd read John Steibeck's novel, 'Cannery Row,' the story of a guy called 'Doc,' who is a marine biologist, but has dropped out of the rat race, after serving as a GI during the war, and now lives on a beach in Calfornia. He makes a living by paddling around in rock pools to collect specimens which he sends off to universities and laboratories, earning enough in one week to keep him boozed up for the rest of the month. That idea had obviously appealed to me and had been nesting in my sub-conscience all that time.
   So, what would yours be? Remember, don't spend time pondering the question, you never know what might be lurking in the old memory bank.

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