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Postby Uno Hoo » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 12:08 am

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Elbows on the table.Also when I came in with cold wet feet from sledging.My Dad wouldn't let me put them in front of the fire to warm and dry because that would cause chillblains.



Yes, I was told the same. But I never caught chilblains.

I did get the "hotaches" though. Very unpleasant :-(

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Postby Crazy Jane » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 2:09 pm

My grandmother wouldn't have lillies in the house, because they were 'funeral flowers'.
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Postby Uno Hoo » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 3:46 pm

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My grandmother wouldn't have lillies in the house, because they were 'funeral flowers'.



Mrs Hoo won't either, but it's because the pollen gets everywhere.
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Postby chameleon » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 4:21 pm

Uno Hoo wrote:
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My grandmother wouldn't have lillies in the house, because they were 'funeral flowers'.



Mrs Hoo won't either, but it's because the pollen gets everywhere.



Also very toxic to cats

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Postby Uno Hoo » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 4:40 pm




Also very toxic to cats


I'll grow some in my garden, then.
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Postby chameleon » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 4:49 pm

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Also very toxic to cats



I'll grow some in my garden, then.

some of us do some of us don't (cats) But they aren't daft - they know what to avoid.They certainly know how to evade capture when they recognise the sound of the cat carrier coming out of the loft - that means the v e t for one of themRegular Smiley
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Postby blackprince » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 7:27 pm

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My grandmother wouldn't have lillies in the house, because they were 'funeral flowers'.

This reminds me that when I was ill as a child flowers were always removed from my room at night and returned during the day. I think this was done in hospitals too.
I think this was based on the "science" that plants photosynthesise during daylight and consume carban dioxide and generate oxygen whereas at night they consume oxygen.
The idea that a bunch of cut flowers in a vase could have a significant effect on the compostion of gases in a room is a bit far fetched.
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Postby Uno Hoo » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 7:35 pm

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Also very toxic to cats



I'll grow some in my garden, then.


some of us do some of us don't (cats) But they aren't daft - they know what to avoid.They certainly know how to evade capture when they recognise the sound of the cat carrier coming out of the loft - that means the v e t for one of themRegular Smiley


Actually I like cats, altho' I'm not a cat owner - yes, I know, dogs have owners, cats have staff - and occasionally have my son's cats while he's away. But, I also have neighbours on all sides who have cats, all of which make a beeline for our garden to perform their various functions. Many are unneutered - they wouldn't be if I caught 'em, so new ones come along to continue the tradition. So while I quite like cats, I also dislike cats.
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Postby liits » Thu 07 Jan, 2010 8:50 pm

Uno Hoo wrote:
chameleon wrote:
Uno Hoo wrote:



Also very toxic to cats



I'll grow some in my garden, then.


some of us do some of us don't (cats) But they aren't daft - they know what to avoid.They certainly know how to evade capture when they recognise the sound of the cat carrier coming out of the loft - that means the v e t for one of themRegular Smiley



Actually I like cats, altho' I'm not a cat owner - yes, I know, dogs have owners, cats have staff - and occasionally have my son's cats while he's away. But, I also have neighbours on all sides who have cats, all of which make a beeline for our garden to perform their various functions. Many are unneutered - they wouldn't be if I caught 'em, so new ones come along to continue the tradition. So while I quite like cats, I also dislike cats.


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Postby MrsG » Fri 08 Jan, 2010 11:32 pm

My mum was very strict about the 'elbows on the table' one - I've passed it on to my 3 year old - she quite often will point it out if she sees anyone doing it (in restaurants, at mother in laws on Christmas day and apparently even at lunchtime at nursery!!
My mum also told us that girls weren't allowed to whistle as Our Lady would get upset!?! I'm positive she made it up but to this day I still can't whistle properly because I never did it as a kid!!I think my mum made up alot of things like that...I was very gullible!

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