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Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.

Splott Man 14 Dec 09 - 03:42 AM
bubblyrat 14 Dec 09 - 03:55 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Dec 09 - 04:43 AM
John MacKenzie 14 Dec 09 - 04:44 AM
doc.tom 14 Dec 09 - 05:22 AM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 14 Dec 09 - 07:50 AM
GUEST,Mr Red 14 Dec 09 - 07:50 AM
Splott Man 14 Dec 09 - 08:04 AM
My guru always said 14 Dec 09 - 08:27 AM
VirginiaTam 14 Dec 09 - 08:56 AM
Charley Noble 14 Dec 09 - 09:05 AM
Fidjit 14 Dec 09 - 09:28 AM
Les from Hull 14 Dec 09 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,Puck 14 Dec 09 - 10:53 AM
John MacKenzie 14 Dec 09 - 11:07 AM
Severn 14 Dec 09 - 11:29 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Dec 09 - 11:57 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Dec 09 - 11:59 AM
Andy Jackson 14 Dec 09 - 12:22 PM
Dame Pattie Smith EPNS 14 Dec 09 - 06:11 PM
MartinRyan 14 Dec 09 - 06:29 PM
Dame Pattie Smith EPNS 15 Dec 09 - 12:36 PM
John MacKenzie 15 Dec 09 - 12:47 PM
Severn 15 Dec 09 - 01:52 PM
John MacKenzie 15 Dec 09 - 06:24 PM
Mick Tems 17 Dec 09 - 07:32 AM
GUEST,Bill the sound 17 Dec 09 - 07:58 AM
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Subject: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Splott Man
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 03:42 AM

Kind thoughts, please.

At a private gig yesterday afternoon, without warning, Her Grace's upper spoon just snapped in two.

These spoons have served her well for more than 35 years, and over the years have become one with her hands, fitting perfectly to her needs as a virtuoso of the kitchen percussion.

They were liberated from Loughborough College in the mid 70s and, being EPNS, had a quality tone.

At the gig she had to borrow some stainless steel ones from the hotel kitchen, and being modern just didn't have the same tone.

She now has the long and arduous task of training up a new pair of apprentice spoons.


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 03:55 AM

The next time I go to a Garden Party at you know where , which I hope will be in 2014,I shall be sure to keep an eye out for any good examples of you know what.Meantime,might I suggest a trip on ,for example,the Queen Mary 2, or,indeed,the Orient Express where,I understand,some good examples may be encountered ( and ,with but little difficulty,re-deployed) ??


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 04:43 AM

She didn't lend them to some Israeli spoon-bender did she?


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 04:44 AM

Oxfam


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: doc.tom
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 05:22 AM

So sorry to learn of the demise of the mini-ladle! Just swim accross the Severn Sea and come and raid our collection of old silver & EPNS cutlery - see if you can find one or two to suit. Or you could wait till the ferry starts up next Easter.
T&B


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 07:50 AM

A Pontardawe car boot sale provided me with mine, so check out the charity shops for quality percussion cutlery!

Robin


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 07:50 AM

She will just have to fork-out for the replacement. What about reparing the old ones? A substantial collar crimped or maybe set in lead, sweated into position. Yes Yes they would have a different centre of gravity but so would an upstart spoon. I would lend her my red ones but they are rather attached to me, emotionally.


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Splott Man
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:04 AM

I'm going to start with the welder at work. if that fails, it's training up a new pair, she has a vast stock as you can imagine.


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: My guru always said
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:27 AM

Positive thoughts for the welding, but I think there'll be some training to be done....


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:56 AM

Here lies Dame Pattie's spoon
Most tuneful tipper beneath the moon
Though all things must come to ash and dust
The music sings on and will ne'er come to rust

So lift mug, glass and tankard to toast her well
Let her memory wrap you in its spell
Until Dame Pattie replaces this friend
Remember good things sometimes come to good end




At least she died doing what she loved.


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:05 AM

There must be an appropriate spoonerism to cap this thread with, but it eludes me.

Narley Choble


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Fidjit
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:28 AM

A re visit to Loughborough College could well pay off.
I'm sure they'd still have some of the old ones there.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Les from Hull
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:48 AM

Are you sending out welding invitations?


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: GUEST,Puck
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 10:53 AM

Send them back under the trade decriptions act as unfit for purpose and demand a forking replacement!


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 11:07 AM

She hasn't got a vast stock. I've seen her in 'THAT DRESS' remember ;)


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Severn
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 11:29 AM

Whose WAS that ladle I saw you with last night?


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 11:57 AM

That was no ladle, that was my knife!


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 11:59 AM

Didn't Lindisfarne have a hit with "The fork & the tine"?


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 12:22 PM

Is Ned entering the "Weld Bowls Championship"?


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 06:11 PM

Oh! as you can imagine I am devasted over the demise of my spoon. It just fell in two, just before the gig, metal fatigue I think you would call it, just where my forefinger and thumb held it, so sad. Nothing could be done to save it and it's twin is in mourning as I write. It will be placed along with it's broken siblin in a very special frame at home and mounted on my bedroom wall. It has been a part of me for 35 years, and now I have to train another pair. I don't even know if they are able to work together yet! However there are a few pairs from the spoons orchestra who over the years have auditioned unknowingly so I think all is not lost............what this space.   SOB!


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 06:29 PM

Have you considered recycled bicycle parts as an alternative?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 12:36 PM

Oh yes I know that poem, it's great. However my spoons have always known their place and have never played out of turn in a session. I'll make sure the new ones are well trained too.


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 12:47 PM

Uri Geller. that's who I blame


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Severn
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 01:52 PM

That's the trouble with spoons! They can dish it out, but they can't take it, and now they've obit the dust, so may they rest in obits and pieces . Each night until Christmas, you'll have to sweet talk your lover to plead for a new set.

"By the light
Of the silvery moon
I wanna spoon
To my honey I'll croon love's tune....."

So, this Christmas Eve, while the rest of us are straining to hear

"On Dasher, On Dancer, On Prancer and Vixen...."


....Yule be listening with an ear to the skies for

"HI-YO, SI-I-ILVER, AWA-A-A-AY!!!!!!!!"


So best of luck, and may each new spoon be a souper one!


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 06:24 PM

After that gallimaufry, I'm desserting


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Mick Tems
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 07:32 AM

I, too, am devastated by the sad loss of Pattie's spoon. Years ago, after a visit to the defunct Swansea Folk Club, I bought a hot, steaming curry so The Dame and I could share it. There was no cutlery, so quick as a flash she produced her two instruments and gave one to me so I could not go hungry. Was this spoon the one that snapped? One can never know... but I still like to think that was the spoon that saved my life.


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 07:58 AM

There's always a bright side --It didn't break mid tune and injure somebody.


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Subject: RE: Dame Pattie's spoons Obit.
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 01:00 PM

Oh Dr. Price you remember that night! I remember that curry too, but I must say if you had eaten with that spoon in latter years you would probably have died of food poisoning. It had been around quite a bit since then, but I would like to think it was that very spoon that saved you from starvation.


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