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Easter Comfort

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Today was  my first day alone ALONE
Valeria left this morning for London.

My wife and I met exactly 35 years ago , Easter at her brothers house, Alferd Road, Just off Harrow Road, The Canal

Myself,Robin from Broughshane,Valeria,Marilena, Honky joint , Harrow road, Reggae,Danced,Smoked,Drank,Loved
Ended up in bed, Life’s like that.

After she told me as a joke, the reason for our Love
She didn’t talk English,I didn’t talk Italian… 
Bliss,complete understanding, without understanding.

This afternoon, late evening our  son Teo came (with la Cosa II, wifes expression for the girlfriend Titti)
This was a very gentle expression according to my wifes judgement and nicknames
Another parent of mine got the nickname L’Armadio A Doppio Ante (A big big wardrobe)

Indian food after so long, remember London and real curry,popadoms,dried fish as starters

Bangladesh Italianised curry this evening, he passed me a green thing , thought it was Lady Finger (NO)

Hot hot  hot hot green pepper………………

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Papa

“Try and not drink too much, I understand the moment, it’s not for me, but for you and the people close to you”

DOLORE (Imortal – Mortal)

A Day of life

Worse… Worser…. Worsed

Sun Shining

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Suffering for too long (egoismo selfiness bastard dentro bastard fuori)

A story already told (Just retelling)
Dunno (like always)

Q: Went to a tobacco shop,a few days ago
Today is Tuesday ?

A: No Giovedi (Thursday last week)

Hospice Thursday morning, nurse come ecc… Tamara gentle nurse with lady doctor
Could be days, hours, ecc minutes

Call Teo,at work, Sestri Levante, coming half an hour (drives fast)

Minutes………………….

Kissed,hugged

Went to peee………….., smoke ………….. ?

Valeria. ? Call the Doctor.
Maybe  expired ?

Expired
Wife DEAD 

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Caterina
Sei Scemo ? Regrets ………………………. Tanti

Today(Yesterday) was the day, bad sleep, 2:0 4:0 6:0 seven got up

Coffee,a beer 7° , shower … not in order
Coffee for Valeria 8 o’clock or sometime like t hat
Lousy, waiting,get dressed
Valeria, nagging (for my own good) drink a glass of water ecc…………………………)
Voltaren,Muscoril pains hip  bone getting old………………….
Toilet 7 times  shit……………………………..
Teo came with girlfriend
Rain rain rain and cold ………………….

Whisky (Valeria got it all fucked, la chichetta ……… Jack Daniels, Where is the Irish ?)260px-Chiesa_San_Bernardino_Genova_-_Esterno[1]

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San Bernardino 10.00

Arrived late, bells ringing, raining,wind cold
Monks not Priests. Cappucini. Little church just above the house of ours
Sermon:

La chiesa di Nostra Signora di Lourdes e San Bernardo – conosciuta però anche con il nome di chiesa di San Bernardino – è un edificio di culto di Genova. È situata in salita superiore San Rocchino e fa parte del vicariato diCastelletto. L’edificio è sede della casa madre dei frati

cappuccini della Provincia Ligure.

No sermon, only sweet words by the monk (and I’m a prod)

Drugs ?
Incence
Sweet

Coffin In: Out

Only close cloee close friends , wanted very private
Giusi,Luisa,Andrea, Nicola, Leo,Anna,Anna,Mimma,Aldo, Patricia,Elisabetta,Mario, myself Valeria, Teo, Titti + parents Titti ? others ………..

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Shaking, Teo driving, Rain,Rain ………………….
Guy with an umbrella  walk,walk  …………… Vast vast
We arrived at campo 60, bed ???????????????????????

Bulldozers JCB’s.

Dust to dust, Teo behind the tree.

Vai Papa vai ………………
Earth scattered on the coffin ………………….
Looked looked looked …………….. Eternal

Tabxxxx Caterina
19/12/19xx
17/04/2014

Crying, shaking,pity, LOSS loss loss……………………………

Legs shaking
I’ve got to get out of here
Got out (with help and support / friends)
Good to have friend not enemies……….Thanks friend
Sit in the car, smoke
Teo goes  to a marmista for a temporary gravestone marking
Back soon

Bye Bye my LOVE

Back home…………….
Teo cooked very responsabile,
Eat drink and be merry

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Happy
Onward trhu the fog (lots of it……..hope it will clear up)

Thanks to all shoulders ecc……………………

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Marilena non rompe u’bellin

Life is a lesson and a hard one

I’m still waiting for my wife to call me and break my balls ( Rompere i coglioni)

How I miss her calling John,John

Cosa fai ? 

Another story

A mattress with a hole or My Older Brother

My introduction to computing

My brother (bother)

Nice fellow, 10yrs older, but sometimes over concerned about me, everyone has defects (referring to the brother) …………

It’s a good thing he lives in Australia

I think maybe he loves me (like a brother)

A Temporary Job and my Introduction to Computers (as they were so called)

International Computers Limited

Feltham London 1977

Digs

Aa mattress with a hole in the middle and an Irishman (Paddy he was ) as my lonesome roomate in an Indian Womans house

Computers  

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  • How do they think ?

Boolean Logic

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Twickenham College

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An Irishmam from Kerry explained to us  the COBOL and the Drink and MacGillycuddy’s Reeks –  Na Cruacha Dubha .

At lunch i think he indulged in Guinness, could be mistaken of course (maybe is was the reeks).

 

 

An English man explained to us the theory of computing

Turing machine is a hypothetical device that manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules. Despite its simplicity, a Turing machine can be adapted to simulate the logic of any computer algorithm, and is particularly useful in explaining the functions of a CPU inside a computer.

He explainded it with a few deliberate kicks on the desk (sending bit signals and messages to the next man up the line)  a good explainer

Hollerith cards and machines (I actually used this type)

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My first program(in Cobol) . punched

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My first Computer Job

Cort Commercial Real Time

Mumps – Not only a disease it’s a programmming language

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And Onward thru the fog ……….

Fortrna,Cobol,Rpg,Java,Javascript,HTML and his/her brothers,FTP,TCP/IP……………….. and all the other diseases

35 odd years / tears on learned much and still learing

Life is a lesson and a hard one

I’m still waiting for my wife to call me and break my balls ( Rompere i coglioni)

How I miss her calling John,John

Cosa fai ? 

Marilena non rompe u’bellin

Days of Wine and Roses

Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

When she’s gone…………………….. and Lean on me

The song just came into the piece of my remaining brain  today

Withers was inspired to write this song after watching the 1962 movie Days of Wine and Roses. He explained, in reference to the characters played by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon, “They were both alcoholics who were alternately weak and strong. It’s like going back for seconds on rat poison.

Lovely music

Ain’t No Sunshine” is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album Just As I Am, produced by Booker T. Jones. The record featured musicians Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass guitar, Al Jackson, Jr. on drums, Stephen Stills on guitar andBill Withers on vocals. String arrangements were done by Booker T. Jones, and recorded in Memphis by engineer Terry Manning. The song was released as a single in September 1971, becoming a breakthrough hit for Withers, reaching number six on the U.S. R&B chart and number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song is in natural minor.

History

Withers was inspired to write this song after watching the 1962 movie Days of Wine and Roses. He explained, in reference to the characters played by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon, “They were both alcoholics who were alternately weak and strong. It’s like going back for seconds on rat poison. Sometimes you miss things that weren’t particularly good for you. It’s just something that crossed my mind from watching that movie, and probably something else that happened in my life that I’m not aware of.”

For the song’s third verse, Withers had intended to write more lyrics instead of repeating the phrase “I know” 26 times, but then followed the advice of the other musicians to leave it that way: “I was this factory worker puttering around,” Withers said. “So when they said to leave it like that, I left it.”(Withers, then thirty-one years old, was working at a factory making toilet seats for 747s at the time.

The song was originally released as the B-side to another song called “Harlem”. Disc jockeys played “Ain’t No Sunshine” as the single instead, and it became a huge hit,the first for Withers.

“Ain’t No Sunshine” is ranked 285th on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.The song won the Grammy for Best R&B Song in 1972.

Lean on me