Monday, 1 June 2009

What is your Lucky or Significant Number?

Numbers effect our lives more so than we imagine and sometimes they finally come home to roost when numbers you feel over time cease to become significant any more, except to those you leave behind who may cherish the timeless moments you shared with them in your lifetime.
Apart from the number One on the house where I was a fostered child together with my Brother Christopher RIP When I was a six year old and Chris seven, I was not bothered by numbers too much even those at school bothered me little as at that time being a child in a happy rural environment was all and everything.
My unfettered lifestyle came as a heart rendering crash when I joined my brother in a Nautical preparatory school at the tender age of ten years and four months; and from then I became Boy 117, my Brother Chris was boy 253
After being sold to the British Royal Navy for about 25 pounds sterling when I turned 15, I joined a class 17 at the RN training establishment and then joined my first ship on the 27th and left on the 27th and joined my next ship on the twenty seventh, although this was un noticed until later. My WW2 journals were confiscated when caught scribbling points of interest for later resurrection, by a man of the cloth(Sin Bos'n) who destroyed them. He suggested I leave this to the War Correspondent on board our ship, and mentioned something about hanging from the yardarm, otherwise more unusual happenings would have been recorded for posterity.
My crash draft to HMS Diadem(later sold to Pakistan and renamed PNS Babur) was on the day The HMS Vanguard sailed to South Africa on Jan 27 1947 For the Royal tour
My next move was in Nov 47 when I sailed on a troop ship the day the Queen of England was married, I then joined my next ship on 27 Nov 1947 in Malta HMS Mauritius and returned to U/K to rejoin my first ship on Aug 27 48. By now I had started to realise there was an odd thing about these dates which I confirmed from my service history.
It was on the 27th of May 1950 when ammunitioning ship on HMS Indomitable I dropped a 4.5inch shell on my left foot, It is a perpetual reminder when I remove my left sock; even to this day.
I first met Rosemary aged sweet seventeen in Portsmouth Eng. We were married in Singapore during my 27th year, and on returning home we lived in Portsmouth at a number 93 (9x3=27) Dec 54.
Three weeks after our second born son arrived on the 27th june 1956, Our little family on July 16 my birthday, moved into a brand new (Mortgaged) home, At, Number 27Yew Tree Avenue.
Then, according to my journals, my next ship HMS Ceylon( which I previously served on in 1952 (Korean war) sailed from Portland Eng To Malta 27th Oct 1956 to become involved with the Suez do, Which turned out to become a major cock up by the French and British.
Nothing of particular significance occurred until that freezing cold morning when the HMS Scarborough with me on board sailed to the far east from Portsmouth on the 27th of Jan 1960. But it was in Aug 1962 on the day Marilyn Monroe died our family in a surprise draft to a cushy job in Hong Kong moved into Married Quarters- hard to believe this, number 93 (9x3=27) once again. Our car in Honkers was a ford prefect Rego number XX511, sinister isn't it. During our stay in H K we moved to a new apartment at number 17 Bremer House on Wongneichong rd Over looking the Happy Valley race course, the numbers only went to twenty, ( this building was demolished three years ago), Returning to U/K in 64 we took up residence in our house at 27 yew tree ave-England.( rented during our absence)
It was then in 1971 after our arrival in Fremantle West Australia on the 27th July that this nonsense with number's twenty seven and close companion seventeen went walkabout. Several residential moves have failed to muster a single 27 or 17 of any significance over a period of nearly half a lifetime.
Last Wednesday, due to our mature age, Nearest and Dearest and I decided to arrange for our exit from this world at an establishment in Toukley NSW AUS. All fully paid up in advance meant no worries for hard up relatives, what was the date last Wednesday? yes that's right May 27. Nice finishing touch you might say but never gave it much thought until we met a lady from Wyong Council to choose a double plot as our last resting place, eventually we both agreed on one which laid adjacent to that of a departed friend, our suppressed morbid thoughts changed to laughter when our guide stated, "That will be in Row (F) number Twenty Seven".
Somehow I feel more comfortable about the hereafter, although right now I am in no hurry to go. Vest.
BTW, Being born on 16-7-1926 during the 27th year of the previous century may have been the catalyst. 93 years old (9x3=27) would also suit as an ETD.

33 comments:

Aggie said...

Number 27 is significant in my fam too. It was me Mum's birthday and date of marriage (27th May)and a few other of those happy coincidences, not to mention various family birthdays.

Jimmy said...

September 20, 1950
India was FREE from the damn British Rule
MK Gandhi was dead
Pakistan carved out of India, thanks to Lord Mount batten

GOA was still beautiful under the Portuguese

and a GOAN couple in GOA had a son
no name suited him

they just called him Bostiao

Vest said...

I completely forgot, I was born in the middle of 27th year of the 20th century, how silly of me forgetting that.

Jimmy said...

HA
he lies Aggie
he just wanted a connection with u

Jimmy said...

I am in love wid the girl of my best friend

Jimmy said...

Dont be silly Wally




the guy in the dirty vest
is not my best friend

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight- will your final address be.....
Effing 27
Noraville commemorative gdns
NSW 2262
Australia

Vest said...

Anon: The address is not completely correct, however, don't redirect my mail yet because I can't move in without my furniture and fittings.

Graeme said...

In South Auckland, a fire destroyed a four story block of flats…

A Polynesian family of six con artists lived on the first floor, and all six died in the fire.

An Islamic group of seven Pakistani welfare cheats, all illegally in the country, lived on the second floor, and they, too, all perished in the fire.

Six Maori, gang banger ex-cons lived on the 3rd floor and they too, died.

One white couple lived on the top floor. The couple survived the fire.

Rajen Prasad, Pita Sharples and Mike Minto were furious. They flew into Auckland and quickly demanded a meeting with the fire chief. On camera, they loudly demanded to know why the Islanders, Muslims and Maoris all died in the fire and only the white couple lived.

The fire chief quietly replied, "Simple - they were both at work."

Jimmy said...

SHIT
damn PHOOL

these are JEHADIS from WUB
and Mel, the fillipino guy

sent out by POPE Benedict, the NAZI
and Billy Graham


out to get u and me
they were at my place too

yelling death to the infidels
and the anti-Christ

Jimmy said...

DAMN U Graeme
dat was in bad taste

RACIST!

Jimmy said...

Now u can kiss Rose
and the other roses

your kids
grand kids
and the mother of your jungle kids


and your ass
Good Bye

Jimmy said...

they have your address
u cant escape when

Don Corleone
Osama
Al Qaeda
LTTE
the POPE


when any of these want u
I just hope and pray
it will be quick


hope they havent learnt from the Chinese

that the Bamboo shoot
grows an inch every day

even in smelly a-holes

Vest said...

Jimmy: Much of your ramblings on, mutterings and so on must be confusing to most people.
Are you not the moderater for Indian input to World United Bloggers? its not surprising they get miffed if people insult them as you do, you should realise WUB are simply a bunch of latent terrorists, they will string you by your chitterlings given half a chance.
With regard to Graeme's bad taste.
With such a diverse international menu of roasted human flesh available after the fire. Many closeted Kiwi's with an inbred taste for 'Long Pig' would hardly consider it a bad taste.

Jimmy said...

they threw me out of WUB
Britishers and Aussies are racist to the core

American guys I dont no
but American woman
they prefer blacks and browns
and Indians coz they think I no Tantric sex

and can go on and on and on
not Q2C like Wally

Jimmy said...

I dont forget easy
when u guys were here


I saw boards like
INDIANS and DOGS not allowed

and MK Gandhi was thrown out of the FIRST CLASS compartment
even though he had a valid ticket

Wally said...

Jimmy the British left the sub/cont 4 years before you were hatched you old crow, how would you have seen it you fibber.

Jimmy said...

but the fact is Indians are the most RACIST
caste conscious
color conscious
creed conscious

both my nieces had the misfortune to fall in love with Hindu boys

Gwen was not accepted in the Hindu family

and it was called off


Lucy did not give up
and Manish had spunk

he walked out of his dads house
and he was disinherited
he was on the streets

and Lucy worked in a call centre to feed them both

today Manish made it to the Beeg time
as script writer, then Director in Bollywood

the bloke is clean
dont drink
dont smoke

dont party much
God bless dem

they got married in court

Jimmy said...

Dads in India tell their sons
have a good time in college

with foreigners
with anglo-indians
with Goan women

but when u marry
marry a Bharatya nari

Keshi said...

Number 7 all the way for me! ;-)

d u know 27 really means number 9 in Numerology? :)

Keshi.

Jimmy said...

INDIA has never been one cuntry

the Punjabi woman have a beautiful wheatish complexion

the NORTH EAST women look Chinese

the WEST Coast women are neither here nor there

the EAST Coast wmn are HOTT
the Bengalis

the SOUTH have extremely dark complexion



and they CONSUME the most FAIR and LOVELY creams and lotions marketed by LEVER BROS

HINDUSTAN LEVER in INDIA
and if go further down SOUTH to SL

u r very close to the Equator

Jimmy said...

Wally u Dummy
u dont have to see wid eyes
u fart

I never seen Jesus
and never will


but He is real for me
He loves me more than Mary the Magdalene

and ROSE


No He is not what u think
u gott dirty mind

Jimmy said...

Have u eva seen a pic of Jesus the Christ smiling, laffing?

I see Him as not the Christ
but Jesus the Hippy

He did some GREAT stuff
His first MIRACLE
He made WINE outta WATER
at the WEDDING FEAST
when His glass was EMPTY

He was born a JEW
and He was anti-religion
anti RITUALS

and He was crucified for calling the LAW of MOSES Crap

eye for an eye
STONE the adultress
dont EAT Pork
blah blah blah

What da DUCK, He said
what u put in your mouth dont matter

what comes out is IMPORTANT
Jesus and OSHO

read both
read the THIRD CHRIST by Deepak Chopra too

what the churches dish out is CRAP

Jimmy said...

Last but not least
dis is for SUNDAY catliks


if u have a grudge wid your neighbor

DONT come to CHURCH
your offering is CRAP in the eyes of the Lord


first make your PEACE with WALLY
who made eyes at your wife
(its only HUMAN to love BEAUTIFUL women)

and then only come to CHURCH

Jimmy said...

In that North American, Puritanical way that most of my readers think, "Nekkid", or its variations, somehow insinuates sex, or its variations. WRONG!!


The purpose of "Half-Nekkid Thursday" is not to see sex acts! It is the celebration of exposure. Of your big toe. Of your breastbone. Of your knuckles. Of your uvula. Whatever. Of course, sex acts canqualify, so if you want to post those.....

Jimmy said...

"Nekkid" is not the same as nude! Again, nude qualifies, but it is not a requirement!


Pictures should be taken of you or by you. Don't be going to some internet site and downloading "Half-Nekkid" pics.

And don't use Uncle VESTs pictures from Spring Break '72, either. Let's try to keep this fairly "real".

Jimmy said...

You don't necessarily have to be the subject of the picture. By the same token, if you'renot, then the subject(s) should be known to you. No fair going to the beach and snapping pictures left and right. Yes, they might be "Half-Nekkid", but they don't follow the spirit of"Half-Nekkid Thursday".



While animals can be included in a "Half-Nekkid Thursday" picture, they are not the focus, therefore cannot be the subject.

If an animal is all that keeps your picture "Half-Nekkid" rather than "Full-Nekkid", that's OK.

Jimmy said...

Joan
I want u to meet VEST 82 yo
he is good funn

CAUTION
dont flirt
he is a one woman man
Married only ROSE

says he has sex as often as he has a bath
which means
he is a real Dirty Old Man

he is here http://dailygaggle.blogspot.com/

Vest said...

I suppose its stuff like the previous heap of gibberish that keeps our minds active and wondering what may be coming next, sometimes it is good for a giggle being a nutters whipping post at my own expense, but only if it were the truth and reality would I deem it offensive.

Frog said...

Do we now have two jimmies- sounds like the same prick to me

Wally's Mum. said...

Jeeze ....jimmies got two heads, is that guy a tasmanian?

DEBBIE, U/K. said...

Dear Auntie Rose and Uncle Les,
Thank you so much for the card you sent me, it is so appreciated. I am recovering slowly from my operation and have been told it will take up to six months before I feel back to normal. This year has been very hard on us all, I have felt ill and in pain since Christmas and became bedridden from February until I had my "op" on March 31st. The planned surgery was much more complicated than expected, so John has had his hands full caring for me ever since, plus working full time, he's coped wonderfully well, but is exhausted as you can imagine.
I am now waiting for a referral to another specialist and have been told I may have to undergo even more major surgery, as you can imagine, I am dreading that, but obviously will have to do as advised.

I am sorry to read about all your ongoing problems concerning your health ( Uncle Les), plus Christophers heart troubles and the emotional turmoil you must all be going through concerning Tim. Life can be so hard at times can't it, but no matter what our loved ones may throw at us, you can't switch off feelings and concerns for them can you. My heart goes out to you and I hope things will improve.

Apart from my health worries, the family are all fine, Dad is still quite active, though I know he finds tasks harder work than he used, but he is still amazing and is looking after Lyn as Mum would have wanted. Our grandchildren are growing up fast and they are 3 of the best things in our lives. George is now 7, Tia is 7 later this month and Daisy will be 6 in August.

Once again, thank you for my card and we all send our love to you
Debbie xxxxx

graeme. said...

This is really funny – you have to accept the obvious.

RETIREMENT BONUS


If this doesn't make you laugh, you are truly humor impaired!

The Navy found they had too many officers and decided to offer an early retirement bonus. They promised any officer who volunteered for
Retirement a bonus of $1,000 for every inch measured in a straight line between any Two points in his body.. The officer got to choose what those two points would be.

The first officer who accepted asked that he be measured from the top of His head to the tip of his toes.. He was measured at six feet and walked out
with a bonus of $72,000.

The second officer who accepted was a little smarter and asked to be measured from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. He walked Out with
$96,000.

The third one was a 20 yr. non-commissioned officer, a grizzly old Chief who, when asked where he would like to be measured replied, 'From the tip of my weenie to my testicles.'



It was suggested by the pension man that he might want to reconsider, explaining about the nice big checks the previous two Officers had received. But the old Chief insisted and they decided to go along with him providing the measurement was taken by a Medical Officer.

The Medical Officer arrived and instructed the Chief to 'drop 'em,' which He did. The medical officer placed the tape measure on the tip of the Chief's
weenie and began to work back. Dear Lord!' he suddenly exclaimed, 'Where are your testicles?'
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