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Dave Eggers--"The Actual Hollister" (New Yorker, July 20, 2015)

SOUNDTRACK: VANILLA FUDGE-Vanilla Fudge (1967).

I’m still puzzled by the existence of Vanilla Fudge.  By 1967 I wouldn’t think that a band who existed primarily on covers would be viable.  1,131 more words

Funny (ha Ha)

How to Choose the Right Hospital After an Accident

After a car accident you will be little wearied, its quiet natural. See a doctor immediately because you may feel better at the time but the symptoms like pain, discomfort, dizziness, and numbness may occur after several days. 193 more words

Hospitals

Teach back

Get your patients to “teach back” what you have taught them. Get them to repeat what you have taught them. You may be surprised at how little information your patient has absorbed from the education you have given. 520 more words

Nursing

Prisoners from this district are benefitting from the Lavender Market

Ascot PoWs would benefit from recent fundraising.

Our Readers will be glad to know that the “Lavender Market” held on July 20th resulted in a net profit of £200 odd, which enables the Ascot Women’s Suffrage Society to send £100 to the Royal Berkshire Regiment Prisoners of War Care Committee, and £100 to the Scottish Women’s Hospitals. 31 more words

Life On The Home Front

Discharge Lounge

I wonder if there’s a word for the combined feeling of being underwhelmed and infuriated. I hope there is. It would be such a peculiarly English – not Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish; they have the good grace to not be so hard done by – (or perhaps Finnish) sensation. 1,015 more words

Opinion

"One of the men had his legs nearly blown off"

William Hallam was on holiday in Cornwall but still had the war forced on him.

William Hallam
20th July 1918

This morning just after breakfast a merchantman’s crew were landed at St. 74 more words

Life On The Home Front

Merry as a marriage bell - despite the unbidden guest

Church choirs typically had an annual jolly day out. The choir at Broad Street Church in Reading invited along a group of wounded soldiers in 1918. 611 more words

Life On The Home Front