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> The Poppy, Floors o the forest
wee davy
post 14th Nov 2011, 04:25pm
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Old Casey

Interesting story, Tommy.

However I think he might agree the symbolism, and its sentiments these days, tend be very successful in bringing to the fore, the plight of those who DO require our thanks, and support.

He was right - of course - as your father was - back then. However The Poppy has since raised and done MORE THAN ANY OTHER the profile of servicemen & women, and their families.

I for one wear it with great pride, each year (though not this year, strangely enough!) - not so much because of its morbidity - but for what it means to the MAJORITY of the population. It is a symbol of HOPE, as much as anything, these days - hope that we do NOT forget those who pay the ULTIMATE price for us - but also that we DO NOT FORGET THE 'Old Casey's' of this world, EVER again.

More importantly, even if it gets an additional 1p in the 'kitty' - its done its job wink.gif
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post 14th Nov 2011, 07:48pm
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post 15th Nov 2011, 01:02am
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It's so true Rab , it really does'nt take much
to give some thought .
Glad you posted this song. !



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post 11th Nov 2016, 02:37pm
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https://elledudds.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/poem-big.jpg


The poppy, the sale of the Poppy helps all of our vets .


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post 6th Nov 2017, 09:04pm
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I have been wandering around Scotland since the end of June.
What I cant get my head around is the absense of Poppy sellers.
Years ago they were on just about every corner. This year anyway despite looking for one so I can buy I have not seen a single seller anywhere.
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post 6th Nov 2017, 11:51pm
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perhaps the locals could tell you more about this,but I have a ringing bell somewhere in my memory,that there was some controversy about the poppy this year. i`d be interested to hear about it.We don`t have poppy day here,but we have Legacy in September,and the sale of badges and stuff,helps the children of veterans. They do a good job.
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post 7th Nov 2017, 04:35am
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taurus , this may be of interest to you
regarding the Poppy .

http://torontosun.com/2014/11/06/seven-fac...9b-8407119a6b65


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post 7th Nov 2017, 07:48am
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Dave, they tend to be sold on shops and supermarkets than on the street corner now. Having said that, we saw sellers outside Morrisons and Tesco at the weekend.


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post 7th Nov 2017, 08:21pm
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I googled it ,and what i`d read earlier was that 11% of young people ,and some others refuse to wear the poppy as it glorifies war. i knew it was ringing a bell ,that subject. Sounds to me like the usual rentacrowd who would even protest at the sun rising and setting every day,folk with nothing to do and plenty of time to do it.
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post 7th Nov 2017, 10:35pm
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As luck would have it, I was on a bus today going past George Square and there was a woman on the Square selling them.
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