Try ro get it right

First published in Letters

RE. ARGUS letter “Royal welcome”. Carol Churcher of Newbridge wrote a lovely letter that I enjoyed reading. It was published Thurs. 22nd May. We need more letters like that Carol. I felt a real sense of the happiness the event gave you as I read it. Seeing the Queen and Prince Phillip and listening to the children singing on a warm sunny day, if anyone can do that well its Welsh kids.

What I’d like to do is explain to Andrew Nutt how, as a kid, I lived in a stone built terrace house at the bottom of a steep hill. It had a stone flagged back yard with a very damp stone water closet. I was grateful for the dampness because it softened the newspaper cut up into strips, tied with string and hung on a nail.

We had a galvanised bath tub hung upside down outside the back door. I was dunked regularly in that tub and de-scaled. I was almost 40 by the time I got to live on a farm. Yes I’m lucky to have animals around me, among them is a 31 year old piebald mare, now long retired and with the sweetest ever temperament. I bought her completely untrained when she was 3. I thank the Lord for people like Pope Frances who care for society and for Plaid Cymru who also seem to care. Keep right on to the end of the road Andrew, all any of us can do is to try and get it right!

Walt Jackson Llantrisant Usk

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2:00pm Fri 30 May 14

Walter Devereux says...

This letter contains so much rambling nonsense it is easy to overlook the praise for religion and nationalism -- two of the curses of modern society that would be best left in the past.
This letter contains so much rambling nonsense it is easy to overlook the praise for religion and nationalism -- two of the curses of modern society that would be best left in the past. Walter Devereux
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7:06pm Fri 30 May 14

Mervyn James says...

Tell it to the English ? and their German Queen ?
Tell it to the English ? and their German Queen ? Mervyn James
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9:02pm Fri 30 May 14

Stevenboy says...

Mervyn James wrote:
Tell it to the English ? and their German Queen ?
Don't you mean British? There's no such thing as English, or Welsh for that matter.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: Tell it to the English ? and their German Queen ?[/p][/quote]Don't you mean British? There's no such thing as English, or Welsh for that matter. Stevenboy
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3:46pm Sat 31 May 14

Carwyn Jones says...

Couldn't even get the headline right.
Couldn't even get the headline right. Carwyn Jones
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Sat 31 May 14

Afghan Hound says...

Mervyn is right in one way.
The true Welsh, Irish and Scots are decended from the Celts who were the original British. The 'English' are an amalgamation of the vikings, Danes, Saxons and Normans (French). And yes, even though I no longer live there I am Welsh to the core, and proud of it.
Mervyn is right in one way. The true Welsh, Irish and Scots are decended from the Celts who were the original British. The 'English' are an amalgamation of the vikings, Danes, Saxons and Normans (French). And yes, even though I no longer live there I am Welsh to the core, and proud of it. Afghan Hound
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7:20pm Sat 31 May 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Afghan Hound wrote:
Mervyn is right in one way.
The true Welsh, Irish and Scots are decended from the Celts who were the original British. The 'English' are an amalgamation of the vikings, Danes, Saxons and Normans (French). And yes, even though I no longer live there I am Welsh to the core, and proud of it.
That might be true of several centuries back but not now. People living in all regions of the UK are a melting pot of DNA. Pretending otherwise is just daft.
[quote][p][bold]Afghan Hound[/bold] wrote: Mervyn is right in one way. The true Welsh, Irish and Scots are decended from the Celts who were the original British. The 'English' are an amalgamation of the vikings, Danes, Saxons and Normans (French). And yes, even though I no longer live there I am Welsh to the core, and proud of it.[/p][/quote]That might be true of several centuries back but not now. People living in all regions of the UK are a melting pot of DNA. Pretending otherwise is just daft. Llanmartinangel
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