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#12399 - 01/15/01 02:31 PM Re: driving in UK  
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Repeat after me : Drive left, look right. Drive left, look right. Drive left .....
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#12400 - 01/15/01 02:53 PM Zimmer frame  
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*jumping up and down*
I know what this means!


#12401 - 01/15/01 04:08 PM Re: Zimmer frame  
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Subject: Re: Zimmer frame

*jumping up and down*
I know what this means!


Obviously, AnnaS and I are fans of various BBC-America programs as I figured out "zimmer frame" (from context) too!
Now to The Question : WHY do you call it a zimmer frame? Is Zimmer the inventor's name perchance?
In USA they're called "walkers."
My Dad had one while recovering from a broken hip ... a nifty one with wheels. Downward pressure and the walker was steady, .... release the pressure and you could roll it forward instead of having to semi-pick it up. For people with balance problems it is easier and steadier than the no-wheels version.
Awaiting word from the Mother Country with heart aflutter.
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#12402 - 01/15/01 04:34 PM Re: Zimmer frame  
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Is Zimmer the inventor's name perchance?

Yes, I believe so - he was either Germa ot Swiss, I am almost certain, but I don't know which.

Yes, I've seen the semi-wheeled ones, which are excellent devices. I'm going to have speed stripes put on mine, when I get it!


#12403 - 01/15/01 05:23 PM Re: at the cross walk  
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RhubarbCommando informed us : Nah! we don't bother with knocking down foreign visitors, as a rule. You only score one point for them unless they're from *********** (censored under EU anti-xenophobe regulations) Hmm "unless they're from", nope, too many asterisks to spell France - who else do the Poms dislike so much?


#12404 - 01/15/01 08:05 PM Re: at the cross walk  
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Usually the western United Sta...
So was I the only one taught to look both ways? Then you don't have to remember where you are or where you're from, you're covered. Maybe my parents traveled too much, or maybe it's because I was raised by one of those logical women.


#12405 - 01/15/01 08:12 PM Re: at the cross walk  
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Rhubarb says : only score one point for them unless they're from *********** Max Q says : too many asterisks to spell France - who else do the Poms dislike so much?

Beware all !
Wouldn't touch this one!

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#12406 - 01/15/01 10:48 PM Re: Zimmer frame  
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My sweet bride of 29 years suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and was, in the several years before she died, required to use a walker. The Commando suggests racing stripes as an appropriate decoration. My sainted wife had a Bermuda bicycle bell mounted on one side of hers and a brass horn with a black rubber ball attached on the other. In the middle, she had mounted a device, intended for bicyclists, which supposedly measured wind speed and provided a read-out on a black-faced dial with white numbers that went up to sixty miles per hour.



#12407 - 01/16/01 01:23 AM Re: Zimmer frame  
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My sweet bride of 29 years...

My very dear Father--she sounds exactly the kind of person I think would be perfectly suited to you. I am not surprised in the least to learn that you married someone with such a superb attitude. And, had I been able to ask her, I'll bet she would have said how lucky she was to have
found you. Oh, bittersweet is loss.


#12408 - 01/16/01 02:46 AM Re: Zimmer frame  
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Jackie says, of my late wife, ...she sounds exactly the kind of person I think would be perfectly suited to you. I am not surprised in the least to learn that you married someone with such a superb attitude.

My sweet bride retained her sense of humour when most of the rest of her ceased to function. She was rolled into a hospice on a gurney because she was too weak to ride in a wheelchair. When greeted by the Medical Director, she said to him, "Do you have square dancing here?"

I guess the Lord knew that it took a woman with a sense of humour like that to live for almost 29 years with a man with a sense of humour like mine.



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