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TeeHeeHee Posted 28th Oct 2017, 11:26am
  Billy, my 10 year older brother was a genuine "Turn-the-other-cheek" believer and did so along with his friend while being robbed one evening in Glasgow near the Tent Hall which they'd visited to hear Billy Graham preach: I could never see the logic in that confused2.gif
Being able to react to violence violently has saved my bacon on enough occasions to be worthy of merit
On one occasion just before I was removed to a police station near Hannover, a flabergasted Polizei Kommissar turned me round to survey the devastaion left behind in a bar, where the owner had attempted to assault me physically, and asked in disbelief, " You did that?" To which I could only reply, "I suppose I must have ... but the others shouldn't have tried to join in!"
I was eventually released without charges and the guy who owned the bar; and most of the bruises, had to meet the cost of the damage to his person and establishment.
Had I turned the other cheek in the first instance I would have had to have cut my contract at the airport with Hapag Lloyd short and return, struggling with 3 tool-boxes, to the UK, out of work and with my jaw broken as a result.
And all because the lady (his niece) loved Milk Tray, as they say. tongue.gif

True, Billy, it's hard take the streets from the boy that you've taken from the streets; right enuff ... but those same streets made you who you are today: your upbringing is your guinea's stamp, it's your mark, win lose or draw - and no regrets wink.gif
Billy Boil Posted 27th Oct 2017, 11:28pm
 
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 5th Oct 2017, 10:24am) *
See, Billy, you are right ... but ... when a 10 year old can recognise and survive all that, then by the time he's old enuff tae sojourn, carried by the four winds to all corners of the planet - including Melbourne - he's well able to look after himself having seen it all before in the Second City of The Empire.
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Trouble with that T.H. it left me with an outlook on life that would see me resorting to violence when I should have turned the other cheek.

You can take the 'boy" out of the streets but it is a damn sight harder to remove the streets from the boy.
TeeHeeHee Posted 5th Oct 2017, 10:24am
 
QUOTE (Billy Boil @ 4th Oct 2017, 10:18pm) *
... I started to be aware of the evil of the crims, money lenders, sly groggers who ran the surrounding streets. They were possessed of true evil.
Vultures devoid of heart and soul. ...


See, Billy, you are right ... but ... when a 10 year old can recognise and survive all that, then by the time he's old enuff tae sojourn, carried by the four winds to all corners of the planet - including Melbourne - he's well able to look after himself having seen it all before in the Second City of The Empire.
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Billy Boil Posted 4th Oct 2017, 10:18pm
  Getting carried along on waves of nostalgia for Glasgow always seems to me to be "the brave music of a distant drun"
All my good memories of Govan were the kids I played with from year naught till I was around 10.
I started to be aware of the evil of the crims, money lenders, sly groggers who ran the surrounding streets. They were possessed of true evil.
Vultures devoid of heart and soul. Glasgow did not pick up a reputation for violence. It was well earned.
I left there in 1959 to live in the Scottish special housing scheme in Johonstone. I was exalted .Trees , greenery ,clean streets and best of all
baths, indoor ( individual)_toilets hot running water; a disgrace that the slum I came from still housed human beings. Any nostalgia for such third world conditions is seriously misplaced.
On my one and only visit back to Scotland, I was on a bus to go back and see Govan once more. The bus rolled past Govan Cross. I stayed on, could not bring myself to get off.
I had been living in Melbourne since leaving Glasgoiw. The comparison was too much to take.
No rose dinted glasses could make Wanlock Street other than a dark brooding soulless slum, unfit for human habitation.
TeeHeeHee Posted 12th Sep 2017, 11:24am
  Seems like parts of "Miserable Glasgow" are not such a bad place to reside after all tongue.gif ...

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Islington is the worst place for women to live in the UK, followed closely by Blackpool, according to a new study.

Research shows that female residents of the London borough of Islington report the lowest levels of happiness, life satisfaction and feelings that their life is worthwhile, along with the highest levels of anxiety ...The study indicates that the best place to live is East Dunbartonshire in Scotland, which scored well across a range of core domains, coming 11th on education and 16th in the quality of the local environment.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-...g-a7940581.html

bilbo.s Posted 10th Sep 2017, 09:29pm
 
QUOTE (angel @ 10th Sep 2017, 10:13pm) *
The topic being is Glasgow miles more miserable .

Well , literally I have walked miles around Glasgow as a child and adult and still do whenever the opportunity comes along when I visit the city , I think it is a great place to walk and just taking in the life of it is wonderful.

So , I am not so sure that the city is miserable but maybe some of it's people have changed , but then , that maybe just a sign of the times and also my personal experiences . I go there these days because my family are there , other than that I would not bother . smile.gif


I was raised in Glasgow, went to school there, university, worked there for about five years or so. I moved away and last lived there about 1968. I still get a buzz going back, although much has changed over the years, not all for the better. Shettleston is a sad imitation of what it was, and so too is Sauchiehall Street - definitely not improvements.

They say the people are what makes the place and that is true. Most folk are the salt of the earth, but there has always been the other side of the coin. To deny that would be foolish. I feel a stranger when I revisit now, but still a bit of me belongs, although most of my old pals have passed away or moved and lost contact. I have plenty family nearby but not in Glasgow itself and so I cannot share Angel's pleasure of re-uniting there.

I guess that I am typical of those who have gone away in that I feel nostalgia for the way things were, with the "caurs" , all the cinemas and dance halls, although I was never a dancer. Both my schools have gone, many schoolmates have passed away or have gone on to high positions - usually the ones I didn't like.

I don't know about Glasgow being more miserable, but I get that way when I visit. I didn't deliberately move away- it was more of a gradual process, and now I feel more "at home" in my adopted land than I have for many years. It's people who make Spain too, you see.
wombat Posted 10th Sep 2017, 08:33pm
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QUOTE (kenb @ 7th Sep 2017, 08:26pm) *
well i am back wombat


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angel Posted 10th Sep 2017, 08:13pm
  The topic being is Glasgow miles more miserable .

Well , literally I have walked miles around Glasgow as a child and adult and still do whenever the opportunity comes along when I visit the city , I think it is a great place to walk and just taking in the life of it is wonderful.

So , I am not so sure that the city is miserable but maybe some of it's people have changed , but then , that maybe just a sign of the times and also my personal experiences . I go there these days because my family are there , other than that I would not bother . smile.gif
kenb Posted 7th Sep 2017, 08:26pm
 
QUOTE (wombat @ 7th Sep 2017, 08:31pm) *
rolleyes.gif one posse member rides off into the sunset yes.gif

well i am back wombat
wombat Posted 7th Sep 2017, 07:31pm
  rolleyes.gif one posse member rides off into the sunset yes.gif
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