Still here, but writing less often.......

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Ron Goldstein, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Morning all !

    Thought I'd better pen a few words, if only to show that I am still here in the land of the living :)

    I visit the forum on a daily basis but have ,to date anyway, not found any subject to which I felt I could offer any ww2 experience.

    I still keep house for myself (with much appreciated help from my family) and by dint of daily exercises manage to keep myself reasonably mobile. I get out of the house at least six days a week and keep a pretty full diary.

    While I think of it, I must offer a plug for both Alexa and Google android.
    The opportunities they both offer to respond to ANY question seem limitless and I bask in the info, or simply music. that I can call up at anytime. If you have an aged relative that lives on their own I can't recommend "talk-backs" too much.

    Sending all my best regards to all the good friends I have made on the forum over the years but warning you all that Big Brother is still watching.......

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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Very warm wishes to you to Ron. Your posts and wise words are always worth waiting for, so don't be too long.
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Ron

    Thought the absence of messages was due to you having a very lengthy holiday on some sun drenched beach surrounded by your harem of female admirers - ah well thats that dream gone, unless they are all called Alexa of course

    Glad to hear you are well and any tips on ironing clothes you may have will be well worth taking, by the way how did you used to keep clean & tidy on/in a tank

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  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Good morning Ron,

    Glad to hear that you are still here and doing well!

    A while ago I posted some images of a Stuart Recce with a sort of canopy on top. I was wondering if you ever saw those and if they matched your memory of your vehicle in Italy?

  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Ron,

    Great to hear from you and that all is well.

  6. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member


    I was thinking about your absence from the forum....comes under AWOL you know and an entry will be in your records.

    Overall,pleased to see that you are well....God's greatest gift is that we continue to enjoy life and are able to communicate effectively both by speech and the written word,the latter on platforms such as this.

    Some are lucky,others not so.
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Many thanks for your kind responses which only serve to reinforce my affection for this truly super forum.

    Now I will have to post more often !

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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Chris C

    Hadn't forgotten you, just tracing your/my original posting about Honey canopies which was here:

    "My Stuart Honey Tank... as I remember it 65 years later"

    To reiterate, it appears there were many different types of canopies, all of them completely hopeless in keeping out enemy fire of any sort !

    Best wishes

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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Every time I think "Hmm, not seen Ron for a bit", you post something the next day.

    Must endeavour to think such more often.

    Liking the Google home recommendation.
    Find mine more useful than I thought I would, and small nieces fill theirs with hilarious rude questions they don't realise mum can listen to later.

  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Good to hear from you Ron glad you are keeping the engine oiled.
    Modern technology is a boon and is very useful
  11. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Glad to hear that you're still 'all there' Ron . Keep soldiering on - (or Churchill's version of that sentiment.)
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Hi Ron.
    You still probably post more than me!
    To good health.
  13. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Ah, so yours was different! Understood! Thanks, Ron.

  14. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Likewise, pleased to know you’re still around and active. :salut: Although I’m not posting much these days, I still log on and have a read.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
  15. Old Git

    Old Git Harmless Curmudgeon

    Always an absolute joy to hear from you Ron!
  16. pierce09

    pierce09 Member

    glad you're still posting!
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    At the risk of being accused of adverting I felt I must give yet another plug for Amazon's Echo Dot.

    A couple of years ago I bought my first Echo dot for £39 and installed it in my kitchen. I was fascinated by it's ability to supply info on virtually every subject under the sun and, let's face it, the mere fact that it was another voice in the house.

    As the years have gone by I had got fed up with having to disconnect it if I wanted to use it in another room and so I bought another unit to give me the same facilities in my kitchen as opposed to the lounge. Last year I stuck one in my bedroom, very handy for someone who can wake several times in the night and finally I now have one in my study next to my PC (Current price, I notice, £49)

    I recommend you go to Amazon UK and learn more about this super facility

    Best regards

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Always thought your technological willingness to engage was a credit to your years.
    Several times over the years when someone's been confused/irate about use of the site, it's been a pleasure to say 'well, Ron can do it, and he actually fought in the war' :unsure:

    Echo dot just under £30 on Currys Ebay at the mo, with a code.
    (If you can handle Currys. Lost my business a while back but were usually OK online...)

    Other Electronic assistants are available.
    I'm a Google Home user. The little kitchen helper. Radio, scales sums when hands covered in dead animal, timer & surprisingly good sound quality for music.
    It also makes animal noises.
    What really bugs me is that it always replies to the Fishwife when she says 'thank you', but never to me.
    I suspect it bears grudges for the amount of times I've told it to F off.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
  19. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I had to 'Google' it. How strange ! I'm left wondering 'why ?' What would the response be to "Pass the monkey wrench" ?
  20. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Amazes me that you manage to keep up to date with all this techie stuff!

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