Saturday, 31 July 2010

Nellie Higginbottom and Cathrine Howell

These are two photos ,the first my mother,the second my grandmother .Two lovely ladies who I loved very much.My Granny passed away in 1954 and my mother in 1981.Both came from humble beginning's born in Paddington just of the Egware road.The family sold fruits and vegetables of barrows and my grand dad who I never knew had about 7 or 8 barrows that the family used to peddle their vegy's and fruit.Missing my mom when I left for the U S was the biggest disappointments in my life.I saw her only three times after I left until she passed away.
Life is hard sometimes Tommy.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

August postings

As we are well into the summer season and many folks are gone doing better things than visiting our website I have decided not to publish a new list of pages for August but leave up what we have and let the comments keep flowing with the existing publications .I have no new stories or photos to share and things are very slow at the moment.Wish you all well and hope we get some new insights in the near future.

Tom Higginbottom
Seattle, Washington
Tel (206) 937-3127

Monday, 26 July 2010

Sent in by Bob Stevens

Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party

After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room.

Those who remained talked about their kids.

The first guy said, 'My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.'

The second guy said, 'Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets He's so rich that he gave his best
friend a brand new jet for his birthday.'

The third man said: 'Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion.'

The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked: 'What are all the congratulations

One of the three said: 'We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons. ..What about your son?'

The fourth man replied: 'My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.'

The three friends said: 'What a shame... what a disappointment..'

The fourth man replied: 'No, I'm not ashamed. He's my son and I love him.
And he hasn't done too bad either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and
a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends.'



Thursday, 22 July 2010

Having trouble posting comments

Many Cuckooites over the past few months have contacted me and stated they no longer could post comments to our Blog.Google who are the owners of the blog site made some changes and certain search engines that folks had been using no longer worked when you logged on.Folks could get the website but not post comments. I suggest to those who are having problems to Use Google Chrome,or Mozilla Firefox as your search engine when logging in this should alleviate the problem for most Cuckooites.Enjoy your summer where ever you are and keep those comments coming.
Thanks Tommy

Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Field Family 1955

The Field family lived at 91 Cuckoo Avenue,Mr Mrs Field had eleven children This photo was taken im 1955 At Maurice and Dianes wedding,Maurice is the fith guy from the right.
Maurice and Diane are still married after 55 years and now live in Reading Berks.Diane is not in photo just the field family.

Friday, 16 July 2010

George Key found a long lost cousin

George and Joan with the help of Charlie Brown in New Zealand found a cousin from the estate he never new he had.What a small world this can be .Read Georges comments he sent me under postings.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Albert @Eileen Venney Then and now.

Eileen and Albert have been married 58 years and they still talk to each other and love each other very much.Childhood sweethearts both raised on the Cuckoo estate.We Wish you both many more years of happiness together and you are now our longest married couple we have recorded.Well done you two.

Friday, 9 July 2010

What ia a Billion

This is too true to be funny.
> The next time you hear a politician use the
> word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
> whether you want the 'politicians' spending
> YOUR tax money.
> A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
> but one advertising agency did a good job of
> putting that figure into some perspective in
> one of its releases.
> A.
> A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
> B.
> A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

> C.
> A billion hours ago our ancestors were
> living in the Stone Age.
> D.
> A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
> E.

> A billion Pounds ago was only
> 13 hours and 12 minutes,
> at the rate our government
> is spending it.
> Stamp Duty
> Tobacco Tax
> Corporate Income Tax
> Income Tax
> Council Tax
> Unemployment Tax

> Fishing License Tax
> Petrol/Diesel Tax
> Inheritance Tax
> (tax on top of tax)
> Alcohol Tax
> V.A.T.
> Marriage License Tax
> Property Tax
> Service charge taxes
> Social Security Tax
> Vehicle License Registration Tax
> Vehicle Sales Tax

> Workers Compensation Tax

> Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
> and our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.
> We had absolutely no national debt...
> we had the largest middle class in the world...
> and Mum stayed home to raise the kids.
> What happened?
> Can you spell 'politicians?'
> I hope this goes around the UK

> at least 100 times.
> What the hell happened?????

Saturday, 3 July 2010


Let's put the seniors in jail and the  criminals in a nursing home.  This way the  
 seniors would have access to showers,  hobbies and walks.  
 They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions,  dental and medical treatment, wheel  
 chairs etc and they'd receive money instead  of paying it out.
 They would have constant video monitoring,  so they could be helped  instantly,
 if they fell, or needed  assistance.
 Bedding would be washed twice a week, and  all clothing would be ironed and  
 returned to  them.
 A guard would check on them every 20 minutes  and bring their meals and snacks  
 to their cell.   
 They would have family visits in a suite  built for that purpose.
 They would have access to a library, weight  room, spiritual counseling, pool and  
 Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and  legal aid would be free, on  request.
 Private, secure rooms for all, with an  exercise outdoor yard, with  gardens.
 Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and  daily phone calls.
 There would be a board of directors, to hear  complaints and the guards would  
 have a code of conduct, that would be  strictly adhered to.
 The "criminals" would get cold food, be left  all alone and unsupervised.
 Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a  week.
 Live in a tiny room and pay $5000.00 per  month and have no hope of ever
 getting out.  
 Justice for  all.

Think about this:
1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments



Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that
during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a
single cow, born in Bourne almost three years ago, right
to the stall where she slept in the county of Lincolnshire ?
And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls.

But they are unable to locate 25,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country.
Maybe we should give each of them a cow.



They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq ...
Why don't we just give them ours? It was drawn up by a
lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years,
And we're not using it anymore.



The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments
Posted in a courthouse or Parliament, is this --you cannot post
'Thou Shalt Not Steal', 'Thou Shalt Not Commit
Adultery' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of
Lawyers, judges and politicians ..... It creates a
hostile work environment.


Tom Higginbottom
Seattle, Washington
Tel (206) 937-3127

Friday, 2 July 2010

Sally's garden section.

Derek and Jeanette Applin sent in these lovely photo's of their garden.They live a little closer to the Cuckooites stomping grounds in Hayes.Great to see these wonderful gardens you make Sally proud.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

George Key sent in this photo

George's sister Joyce (Lawrence)Key in a class violin
picture taken in 1952 at Cuckoo Junior school for girls.

Bob Stevens sent in this picture

A very good lesson for us all .Do not drive and chat or text . Be safe pull over and make that call and you may safe yourself a lot of heartacke and a ticket.

Photo's for Sally's garden section

John Bataglia who lived on Cuckoo Avenue with his family sent in these lovely photo's of his garden in Chicago Illinois.We hope they inspire you to share your garden with us in sally's garden section.

Amazing cloud formations over Mount Ranier,

Angela (Ware)Rikeller from Spokane ,Washington,U S A sent me these amazing photo's of cloud formations over Mnt Rainier here close to Seattle.This mountain is one of many active volcanoes in this area . The sister volcano blew up around 1982 it was called Mnt Saint Helen's maybe some of you remember it.It sent ash all over the world.

August and July summer chat room.

Tom Higginbottom
Seattle, Washington
Tel (206) 937-3127

Sally's garden section

Tell us about your garden ,share photo's and pass along any gardening tips you think we might find usefull.

Tom Higginbottom
Seattle, Washington
Tel (206) 937-3127

Share your jokes with us


Tom Higginbottom
Seattle, Washington
Tel (206) 937-3127

Finding new and old friends

Tell us about people you have reconected with and people you are looking for.Maybe we can help.

Tom Higginbottom
Seattle, Washington
Tel (206) 937-3127

New to our site

If you are new to our site check in and tell us about yourself

Tom Higginbottom
Seattle, Washington
Tel (206) 937-3127