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The Worst Thing Today

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Terry Wogan

Postby Ken » Fri December 18th, 2009, 6:12 pm

This won't mean much to our American friends, but today saw (heard) the last of 'Wake up to Wogan!'

Terry has been entertaining his 'TOGS' (Terry's Old Geezers (Gals)) for about 150 years now on BBC Radio 2. He had the Irish charm and the gift of the gab that so many Irishmen have, the ability to tell a story/joke that, apart from the odd innuendo (by the way it was him that said "surely, that's an Italian suppository!")was totally 'clean' and just tickled your funny button! :D

So many mornings, listening and laughing as I shaved in the bathroom, risking serious injury at his witticisms, 'Janet and John' stories and general rubbish!. The end of an era! God! I hate change!

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri December 18th, 2009, 6:14 pm

150 years? Wow, he's old! (did you mean 15?). Sorry you're losing a favourite radio show, change sucks!

SM
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri December 18th, 2009, 8:02 pm

"Divia" wrote:Sorry to hear about your turn of events, but EC maybe right. It could be a good thing.


I agree! Keep your chin up, Nona! Ten years ago, when my life had gone crazy, I never would have thought that it would turn out to be one of the best things to ever happen to me.

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Ken
Compulsive Reader
Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Fri December 18th, 2009, 8:39 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:150 years? Wow, he's old! (did you mean 15?). Sorry you're losing a favourite radio show, change sucks!

SM


No! I meant 150 yrs! By the last count Terry Wogan was at least 195 yrs old. Ask EC and Vanessa, they know! It was more than a radio show, it was MY MORNING!!!!!!!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat December 19th, 2009, 11:53 am

But he will be back in Feb, Ken, with a Sunday morning show! I bet you remember his exchanges with Jimmy Young, when JY's prog was on after Terry.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Sat December 19th, 2009, 1:05 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:But he will be back in Feb, Ken, with a Sunday morning show! I bet you remember his exchanges with Jimmy Young, when JY's prog was on after Terry.


Certainly do! Used to like JY a lot too and was pretty upset when he was 'forced' to give way to Jeremy Vine. Must say I'm not too keen on him! I must be (am?) getting old and set in my ways! I think, as SonjaMarie said earlier that, "change sucks!" :( :(

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat December 19th, 2009, 2:01 pm

Only 8AM and already three kids are driving us up the wall.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed December 30th, 2009, 2:33 am

My dad just called. He has decided not to do any more chemo because it just makes him really sick. He's having radiation surgery on 4 tumours in his brain and if that doesn't help, he doesn't want to do any more radiation either. He's currently not in any pain and doesn't take any pain pills. But who knows how much longer he has, sigh.

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Wed December 30th, 2009, 3:22 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:My dad just called. He has decided not to do any more chemo because it just makes him really sick. He's having radiation surgery on 4 tumours in his brain and if that doesn't help, he doesn't want to do any more radiation either. He's currently not in any pain and doesn't take any pain pills. But who knows how much longer he has, sigh.


So sorry to hear this.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
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Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed December 30th, 2009, 12:30 pm

that's terrible, Sonja, I hope he's as comfortable as possible.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross


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