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    • venison
    • By venison 18th Mar 17, 10:22 PM
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    100th Birthday
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:22 PM
    100th Birthday 18th Mar 17 at 10:22 PM
    May I take this opportunity to wish a very happy 100th birthday to Dame Vera Lynn this coming Monday.
    The words "national" and "treasure" are often attributed to those far less deserving, but IMHO Dame Vera is exactly that.
    #WeStandTogether
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    • BOBS
    • By BOBS 18th Mar 17, 10:42 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:42 PM
    Totally with you venison - I only saw the last part of the documentary - what a wonderful and unassuming lady she is.
    Wishing her Happy Birthday
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 18th Mar 17, 11:16 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 11:16 PM
    I enjoyed the documentary, hoping she has a lovely day on her birthday tomorrow.
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 18th Mar 17, 11:41 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 11:41 PM
    March 20, 1917 (age 99 years)
    But there is a Birthday tribute at the Albert Hall tonight.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 18th Mar 17, 11:43 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 11:43 PM
    Lovely lady...
    • professor~yaffle
    • By professor~yaffle 19th Mar 17, 10:41 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:41 AM
    Slightly off topic but did you know this country has about 15000 centenarians?

    Happy Birthday Dame Vera

    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 19th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
    Happy Birthday Dame Vera.

    How does Buck Palace know when someone is 100, and what their current address is in order to send a Birthday Card?
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 19th Mar 17, 11:05 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:05 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:05 AM
    Slightly off topic but did you know this country has about 15000 centenarians?
    Originally posted by professor~yaffle
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centenarian
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 19th Mar 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:52 AM
    Happy Birthday Dame Vera.

    How does Buck Palace know when someone is 100, and what their current address is in order to send a Birthday Card?
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Most people of that age will get a State Pension?
    (So their details will be on the computer. Routine run once a week to extract those with 100th birthdays coming up.)
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 19th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    From the link :
    According to the UK ONS, one-third of babies born in 2013 in the UK are expected to live to 100.
    Makes you think, as presumably there will still be people dying from accidents and other things.

    Of course, it is simply a projection ... otherwise known as a 'guess'.
    I doubt that they have factored WW3 or the Zombie Apocalypse or the Giant Asteroid Strike into their calculations.
    • venison
    • By venison 19th Mar 17, 3:19 PM
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    Happy Birthday Dame Vera.

    How does Buck Palace know when someone is 100, and what their current address is in order to send a Birthday Card?
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    I think the family has to ask for the card
    #WeStandTogether
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 19th Mar 17, 7:41 PM
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    Relative/carer/friend has to apply for it and send proof of the persons age.
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    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 20th Mar 17, 7:35 PM
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    The other lady my late Dad would have loved to have met like many soldiers from WW2.

    Happy, happy Birthday!
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    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 20th Mar 17, 7:47 PM
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    I think the family has to ask for the card
    Originally posted by venison
    I suppose that removes the likelihood of sending a greeting from the Queen to a staunch Republican.
    You don't want to be putting the blood pressure up of someone who is 100.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Mar 17, 8:58 PM
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    Most people of that age will get a State Pension?
    (So their details will be on the computer. Routine run once a week to extract those with 100th birthdays coming up.)
    Originally posted by Mandelbrot
    I think the family has to ask for the card
    Originally posted by venison
    Relative/carer/friend has to apply for it and send proof of the persons age.
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Quite correct. Someone has to apply for it and send proof.

    I thought the White Cliffs projection tribute was a master stroke.

    Apparently "White Cliffs of Dover" was written by an American, in order to help muster public opinion for America to enter the war, hence the reference to "bluebirds over" - don't think they realised that there weren't any bluebirds in Britain!


    They should have sung.."There'll be bluetits over the white cliffs of Dover"...,,


    Maybe not. .
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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 20th Mar 17, 9:08 PM
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    I agree if anyone deserves a special day it's Dame Vera. Shame the weather stopped the fly-past
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 20th Mar 17, 10:53 PM
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    The other lady my late Dad would have loved to have met like many soldiers from WW2.

    Happy, happy Birthday!
    Originally posted by cbrown372
    My dad was a soldier in WW2 and would have loved to meet Dame Vera too. She is a very attractive lady.
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