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36241) haili 

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Today at 11:04 Write a comment

I don't think Shona should have ever stayed on the Street knowing that her son killed Kylie. No good will come of this and it will all end in tears. What happens when her son gets out? He only got 3 years if I remember correctly and she's bound to want to see him. David should stay well away and so should she. She didn't know anyone when she moved in and it's time she moved on. I do like the actress who plays the part and she's doing a good job but can you imagine Christmas at the Platts with Kylie's murderer at the table?!

It's interesting to see Denise again but she doesn't seem to have any tact and of course Daniel had to hear her rant about the best years of her life travelling. I suppose that will tip him over the edge.

Eva is such a dingbat and Johnny didn't help matters when he told her to propose. He doesn't seem to have very good judgment anyway since he got engaged to Jenny. Then there's Gena who doesn't seem stable at all.

Alice Today at 11:48
Haili, I couldn't agree more with your comments. I hope this story line isn't leading toward a relationship between David and Shona. He got it right the first time. She'd be a constant reminder of Kylie's murder and the kids would be deeply affected by it. It's best if she goes away. Eva is the new Raquel. Complete airhead and I'm sick of her attempts to snare Aidan.

Gail Today at 13:53
Did Clayton only get 3 years for murder? How does THAT make any sense? He should have got life! He stabbed her in the heart, it wasn't self defense or manslaughter. Yes, I agree a relationship with Shona seems impossible for David but it certainly looks like it is headed that way. Can he just turn off his feelings for her because he knows about Clayton? Shona didn't kill Kylie, Clayton did.

Nell 39 minutes ago
It would be strange for them to get together. Sometimes there are really good reasons for people to consciously choose to remain apart, regardless of their personal feelings. Clayton is part of her family and always will be. Why should David and his family have anything to do with him. If it became a serious relationship of course it wouldn't just be David and Shona. But it's a soap and as one Corrie insider said, David is drawn to complicated women.

Lynn 35 minutes ago
I totally agree.

I have never warmed up to Shona and really hope she goes away soon. It is a dumb story. No person wants the murder of their spouse in their life.

Poor Eva. I like her determination; too bad she doesn't use it for something more than pursuing the charmless Aiden. He is another one I have never warmed up to; Aiden has the personality of the boxes that Underworld uses for packing the knickers.

Gena: I don't like her. Get her some help if she has a mental health issue. Like the Bethany story this could be a learning experience for the viewers.

Johnny and Jenny: Yuck eek!
36240) Tracy 

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Good episode tonight.
I feel Maria's anklet is going to be the cause of some trouble though... Perhaps Aiden will get caught out with it.

I really don't want to see David and Shona end up together. He would be much better with Maria, it they must pair him off with someone! (Maybe he could lighten up her dull as dishwater personality ;) )

I don't think Gina should be sharing Sallys drunken secrets. It's in bad taste, and she knows our Sal won't like it ;). Doesn't show any gratitude to her sister for helping her get a job...

Cat Today at 09:40
I agree.Thought it was a good episode all round .Thought the scenes with Daniel and Denise were interesting .I don't want to see anyone with Maria though as she is a nasty one . Eva should find outand move on .A new character could be brought in for David if he must be paired up.I don't think Johnny and Jenny are going to get married.๐Ÿพ

Cat Today at 09:40
I agree.Thought it was a good episode all round .Thought the scenes with Daniel and Denise were interesting .I don't want to see anyone with Maria though as she is a nasty one . Eva should find outand move on .A new character could be brought in for David if he must be paired up.I don't think Johnny and Jenny are going to get married.๐Ÿพ

Tracy Today at 12:17
I forgot to even mention Denise and Daniel. Guess that shows I'm not overly interested. (paid more attention to David and Shona)

I did notice the scenes in the flat, where Denise was begging Daniel for forgive her - I thought the acting was more like lovers having a tiff, I was actually thinking she looked like she was going to kiss him. Quite odd and off-putting, lol !

There is no justification for Shona staying on the street as long as she has and having any communication with the Platts, period. And saving Bethany does not even anything out. She has to go. But she won't. Thats life in Weatherfield!

Hey Jude 57 minutes ago
Tracy: Isn't that funny! I felt exactly the same way about Denise and Daniel in the flat - like they were too lovers, and I, too, was half expecting her to lean in for a kiss! Yuck! roll eyes (sarcastic)

Hey Jude 55 minutes ago
Um, that's two lovers!

36239) Cat  Female

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Yesterday at 21:16 Write a comment

My Catholic nun story:Gr 1, 6 years old. My mum had been to Eng. to visit her sister for three weeks. My father came to the classroom door to get me to go to the airport with him to meet the plane.The nun refused to release me from class. My dad left. I started to cry and the ๐Ÿ€came to my desk and hit my hand really hard with a ruler. Never forgot her or her name and that was the beginning of my disillusionment with the Catholic Church . I was kept in Catholic school until Gr 10 until my mother contracted leukaemia and there was a public school closer so I could care for her at lunch times etc. But by 8th grade I was well on the way to being a happy atheist and also a Humanist as I got into my twenties. There were some bad people in the vocations. Not all though... my two uncles were both sweethearts and one was a priest and the other a Christian Brother. They didn't try to argue me back into the Faith.๐Ÿพ

Lise Yesterday at 21:38
Same story here Cat. Also an atheist. (or humanist!)

I also had a cousin who was a nun who was really wonderful. An uncle , a priest. Didn't know him well.

The Catholic Church has a lot to answer for.

Lise Yesterday at 21:39
I am so sorry your Mum had leukaemia Cat.

Cat Yesterday at 22:35
Thank you Lise. She told me she was ill when I was 16 and she was dead before I turned 18. I was the youngest of five kids and stayed with my broken father until I was 20. Then continued to care for him until his death at age 96 last year.She died at age 48. She was a wonderful person.Her death contributed to my questioning the whole "God's plan for us ".๐Ÿพ

Lise Yesterday at 22:51
That is tragic Cat. She was so young, it's heartbreaking. Wonderful that you cared for your father for so long.
My one and only sibling, my brother died from leukaemia at 33 years old.
I so resented people at the funeral who told me he was in a better place. My parents never got over it. My father died a few years later. My mother lived with us until her death at age 90.with us

Cat Yesterday at 23:09
Sorry for your loss Lise. We seem to have a few things in common .You may even convince me someday that J T is not so bad. LOL ๐Ÿพ

Lise Yesterday at 23:51
We do, don't we?

Justin: when Margaret Trudeau was in a bad state, she would call the school Justin attended and ask him to come over. He always did. He was always there for her when she needed him.

How's that? :<)

Cat Today at 00:14
That's pretty good .I remember his mother's challenges.It is not that I think he is evil (like some other politicians out there) I just don't know if he has the dedication and political smarts to run this country and to keep DT out of our business. I may have to nominate you as a federal candidate in the next election as you seem to have a lot of political moxy ,are passionate about causes similar to mine and I think you could take DT out with more than a handshake ๐ŸพAnd you're bilingual!

36238) Marie  Female

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Yesterday at 20:50 Write a comment

Jim,I love your idea of Jerry Springer visiting the Street,imangine the possibilities.LOL!
In fact Jerry could do a year's worthy of episodes focusing solely on the Platt family!

Chris Yesterday at 21:12
Marie, the U.K.'s version of the Jerry Springer show is the Jeremy Kyle show. Here's a video from the JK show titled Has my brother been sleeping with my ex? featuring Nick and David Platt plus Tina McIntyre. lol [youtu.be]

36237) Hey Jude 

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Lise: My husband told me he had bad experiences with the nuns at his schools in BC. Yes you're right, I was humiliated at the time, but on the other hand, being so small, I guess I figured it was normal and clearly recall I went home for lunch and promptly told my Mother what she had done.
At the end of the day my Mother sure had words for the Principle and the teacher. Don't know if it was coincidence, but the following year she was gone, or maybe she finally realized she was too long in the tooth to be teaching little kids.

Lise Yesterday at 20:38
I think that is exactly right Jude. I probably thought that that was the way it was in school.

36236) Chris  Male

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Yesterday at 19:25 Write a comment

(36236) OFF TROPICS: Today is the 20th Anniversary of the publishing of Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone and the initial print-run was only 500 copies.

What a wonderful trip it has been. Thank you J.K. Rowling. big grin

Lise Yesterday at 19:37
I loved the whole series. Bought the books for my grand- daughter, but read them first. She reads them and rereads them.

Steve Paikin had a whole show on Harry Potter on The Agenda. The guests were very interesting.

Book 1 (US) - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Published in 1998, the US version of the Philosopher's Stone was re-titled. Prices for first edition first printings go up to around $6,500 with a fair selection between $4,000 and $5,000 - many signed by the author - although cheaper copies can be found.

Lise Yesterday at 19:46
PS: meant to add Jude, that being spanked in front of the whole class is humiliating.

I am glad things have changed!

Lise Yesterday at 21:34
Chris -if you are a Harry Potter fan,and are interested in The Agenda program about it, here it is:
[tvo.org]

Chris Yesterday at 23:10
Lise: Indeed I am a fan and I'm currently re-reading the HP series for the umpteenth time. I'm about half-way through book four (HP and the Goblet of Fire). I only read a few pages a day or so, so I'm sure it will be a year or two before I complete the series again. I seem to find something new in each re-read and I find it is good to go back to the original story after having watched the feature films which either omitted or added scenes/dialogue.

I got into the HP series in the late 1990s I believe and I can remember going to Costco early on the day of publication to buy each book.

I've read Melissa Anelli's book Harry, A History and I have long since book-marked the website The Leaky Cauldron. On Twitter, I follow JKR's tweets as she often adds little bits of information or answers fan questions.

I'm glad I lived through and enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series as well others like The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings.

Thanks for linking The Agenda's Harry Potter program; it was very enjoyable to watch. smile

Lise Yesterday at 23:54
I'm glad you enjoyed it Chris.

Wasn't Melissa one of the guest?

I also follow JKR on Twitter. She's such a brilliant,witty writer.

Chris Today at 00:13
Yes, Melissa was on of the guests. I really like her HP views. smile

36235) Hey Jude 

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Jim: In grade 5 I can still remember my teacher coming down the aisle with the wooden pointer and slamming it down on this one kid's desk who was always caught talking. Used to scare the crap out of me. In grade 1, I was brought up to the teacher's desk while she spanked me because I had trouble writing the number 3. What a psycho! I can still remember her face and her name: Mrs. Rust, uggh. She was old, her hair was completely white and just a miserable old cow!LOL

Jim Yesterday at 17:50
In first grade i was in private school and the nun slapped me across the face because i couldn't sound out the letter T during a reading session...she wouldnt let me leave the room to use the bathroom...i wet my pants and then she had me stand out in the hall wearing the wet pants until my mum came with clean clothes and older kids passing laughed at me...during parents visit she acted all so nice when my mum was there!!!

Hey Jude Yesterday at 17:59
It sounds like you and I are roughly the same age Jim. Teachers back then got away with murder

Lise Yesterday at 18:12
In Grade 1, we were lining up to use the washroom.
Next to me was a piano. There was a notice on top of the piano saying I suppose DO NOT TOUCH. I don't know if I could read yet but had been able to read, It was out of my vision.

I leaned on the piano. The nun rushed to me and slapped my face. I had a nose bleed that would not stop. The nun took me to the washroom, stood me in the corner and told me to lift one arm!! ( who knows why ).
Another class came along and their nun said oh my goodness, what happened? My nun, said she fell in the schoolyard.

Going home at lunch time my best friend said : you could have lost all your blood. :<)

I remember the whole episode clearly. Remember the bloody nun too.

Jim Yesterday at 18:55
Looks like we all have more in common than Corrie...

Jim Yesterday at 18:55
Looks like we all have more in common than Corrie...

Hey Jude Yesterday at 19:15
Oh Lise that's horrible. These things do leave scars that you just don't forget. I was 4 when I started kindergarten and I was petrified on the first day. I can still remember standing in the rain, lined up against the brick wall with all the other kids waiting for the teacher to let us all in. I remember the teacher was kind, so it was a hard blow when I got to gr. 1 and the next one was so awful.

Lise Yesterday at 19:43
Hey Jude, It's strange but it didn't upset me all that much at the time. But obviously it left its mark or I would not remember it so vividly.

The discipline was fierce with the nuns and they did get get physical.

In Grade 7, a nun undid the hem of my uniform because it was too short. Can you imagine?

Tracy Today at 02:21
Sounds like you went to St Joseph's, Hey Jude! Lol (My friends went there, in the mid-late 80's....) (you have mentioned you grew up in Willowdale)

These posts don't say much for the Catholic School system long ago! (Sorry if it offends, but imo, there should be no religion in schools -- teach religion in your own time, with your own means).

Monique Today at 03:22
In grade 1 I was in a private school with nuns and the teacher slapped my hand because I had trouble writing the letter p.

Gail 54 minutes ago
I was good at everything in school except for math. I always struggled with it. In grade 3 the teacher was randomly throwing out math questions to the class and pointing at someone who had to stand up and answer it. She pointed at me and I couldn't answer whether a number was even of odd, took my time and then gave the wrong answer. So she brought me up to the front of the class and slapped my hand repeatedly in front of the class. A great way to encourage a child to love math! It was painful not to mention humiliating in front of all the other kids who laughed and teased me in the schoolyard. She was a total #@*%! and should have been charged with assault IMO. Why were teachers allowed to assault children back in 1962? Because then children didn't matter and had no rights. Thank god things have changed!

Hey Jude 49 minutes ago
Not St. Joseph's Tracy, it was an elementary school in the Bayview/Sheppard area. Strangely decades later in the mid-80's, as I came home early because I was sick, I watched a teacher slam a kid against the frost fence at the same school I had attended years earlier. He was yelling and screaming at the kid about paying attention. I then phoned the principle to let him know what was going on. I just couldn't believe what I had seen

36234) JeanF  Female

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When I was teaching grade four and had to chasten the class about some problem like not wanting to play with a certain person on the playground because they were bossy, ect. I would use SJR and Geraldo's names to avoid hurting any students feelings. I thought if I used those names there would never be a kid who got upset because I used their name or a family name. I would explain that if Sally Jesse didn't want to play with Geraldo, she didn't have to....etc. That attempt at making the name anonymous worked for quite a while until one day when I was telling the class that they didn't have to play with Sally Jesse if they didn't want to, one little girl piped up and said: "There really IS a Sally Jesse, you know!" Busted!!

Jim Yesterday at 14:35
I had a second grade teacher who done the same thing except she used Dick and Jane from our school readers...in 4th grade i had a teacher who swat your hand with a ruler or slung you against a wall when there was a problem!!! eek!

36233) Hey Jude 

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Yesterday at 00:24 Write a comment

Jim: My guess is the guy was a Harry Potter fan!

Jim Yesterday at 00:54
Most likely.. it was around when the last Potter movie was out if i remember-time goes so quickly!!!

36232) Jim  Male

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Lise and Nell...i think so too!!!

36231) Jim  Male

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Hey Jude, Lise and others...i haven't thought of SJR in ages...but the moment i seen Denise at the door her name instantly popped in my head...what Corrie really needs is Jerry Springer doing his show and all his guests could be the whole town of Weatherfield!!! wink

36230) Hey Jude 

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Jim: That was pretty funny that you made the connection between SJR and Denise! I never would have thought of that, and I def remember SJR!LOL I have a friend who once had glasses that had the top part of the glasses designed like a thunderbolt! I hated them because every time I talked to her, my eyes kept getting drawn up to this ridiculous thunderbolt. It also reminded me of the thunderbolt scar on Harry Potter's forehead!LOL

Jim Sunday 23:52
You know what..a few years ago i was on the bus and noticed this young guy who had a tattoo of a thunderbolt on his forehead...he must of thought me weird staring at it...i got nervous,finally looked the other way...i worried he would get mad and say something...i wanted to apologize but my bus stop came and i got off the bus...then i realized i got off the wrong stop! I wont stare like that at another person anymore-it was rude of me and i felt bad about it for days!!!

36229) Lise 

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Had to look up Sally Jesse Raphael. Had no idea who she was.

Saw a series of photos. She's got great glasses. Obviously her signature style.

She wins over Dierdre and Denise, Jim.

36228) Jim  Male

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Just got ask now...who had the best glasses...Sally Jessy, Denise or Deirdre? wink

Nell Sunday 23:00
I say Sally Jessy too.

36227) Jim  Male

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I liked the scene with Diane, Tracy and Peter, especially when Diane remarks to Peter, '...said the alcoholic bigamist!'...it kind of reminded me of Blanche!!!!...gave me a chuckle!!!!

Hey Jude Sunday 21:23
Do you mean Leanne?

Jim Sunday 21:32
OOPS...I meant Denise!!! lol

Nell Sunday 21:35
Me too. I keep thinking Sally Jessy Raphael now since you mentioned it, Jim! Can't get it out of my mind. Lol.

Cat Sunday 21:50
Jim's reference to SJR has me chuckling every time I see those glasses.๐Ÿพ

Jim Sunday 21:50
Nell...maybe Denise will get her own talk show wink

36226) Jim  Male

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Sunday 18:57 Write a comment

Michelle and Leanne need to apologize to each other...when it comes to Steve its not like either one of them won first prize in some carnival game!

36225) Marie  Female

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Gail,I also liked that scene with Eva and Michelle who was nice to someone for a change.
After her catty remarks to Maria [who was squirming uncomfortably in her chair]about what comes around goes around with regards to Leanne and Nick breaking up after being betrayed by Steve and Leanne,it will be interesting to see if Michelle will be sympathetic with Eva after it hits the fan about Aidan and Maria.

Gail Sunday 17:14
Yes it will be interesting to see where her loyalty lies. Aiden is her cousin and Maria is her sister-in-law. Eva just happens to be Leanne's sister so she may not have much sympathy for her even though what happened had nothing to do with Eva.

36224) Gail 

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I forgot to mention this too. Michelle apologized to Eva for grabbing her by the hair and throwing her out of the Rovers and Eva accepted her apology. That was nice to see. I knew she would apologize for that eventually.

36223) Gail 

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I enjoyed the scenes between Eva and Phil the jeweller. Unfortunately we probably won't see him again, but he was a good comedic actor and it occurred to me that he and Mary could make a nice couple! It would be nice if they kept him around.

36222) Lise 

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Nell - this site might be helpful .

Had a look about Netflix:

[www.handymanhowto.com]

Nell Sunday 13:12
Thanks Lise, I've bookmarked this page. I have an HDMI cable but it's helpful to know about the other alternatives that might be more practical for me.
36221) Nell 

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Question for those with Netflix - how do you watch Netflix on your TV? I thought it worked best with a Smart TV (something I don't have and don't want to ever have). If you don't have a Smart TV, do you have to get some other device?
36220) Nell 

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What is a 'soap opera' and how does it differ from other television shows? Aside from continuing storylines with characters we're familiar with? Melodrama, relationships and relationship issues, families, neighbours, entertainment, escapism, social commentary and social issues have long been the stuff of soap operas. Corrie writers may attempt to throw in more off the beaten track humour and quirkiness than you might otherwise see. But it's still a soap opera, so in a sense it follows a formula as do other types of shows. Has it changed since it aired only a few times a week? Probably. How could it not, though.

Someone mentioned getting tired of all the UK crime dramas - there seem to be so many. I've felt that way too. Too much shock value added to those on a regular basis imo.

Cat Sunday 09:28
Looks to me like you quite correctly answered your own question re:What is a soap opera.Lol๐Ÿพ
As for Netflix and how it works ,sorry I can't help you there .But someone on here will. My TV is about 7 years old ... a flat screen and we have cable service .I think it might have more to do with your service provider than your TV but just guessing..Good luck.๐Ÿพ

Nell Sunday 11:26
Cat, my TV is a flat screen too and I'm more than happy with it. I noticed cable service providers keep offering free Smart TVs if you sign on with them. Why would anyone want a TV with a microphone? Free or not. No thanks.

My one complaint with soaps are the numbers of characters who are killed off. Nick's exit was such a pleasant surprise. If only that was the norm.

I Sunday 20:15
The term soap opera came from radio days when short serial dramas were sponsored by soap manufacturers. The term has come to mean any serial series, daily or otherwise; technically, shows like Law & Order, NC

I Sunday 20:15
The term soap opera came from radio days when short serial dramas were sponsored by soap manufacturers. The term has come to mean any serial series, daily or otherwise; technically, shows like Law & Order, NC

I Sunday 20:15
The term soap opera came from radio days when short serial dramas were sponsored by soap manufacturers. The term has come to mean any serial series, daily or otherwise; technically, shows like Law & Order, NC

KLS Sunday 20:18
trying again

The term soap opera came from radio days when short serial dramas were sponsored by soap manufacturers. The term has come to mean any serial series, daily or otherwise; technically, shows like Law & Order, NCIS, The Blacklist and many others are soaps as well simply because of the ongoing story lines. There seem to be fewer and fewer shows that have stand along episodes now

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Pearl, Coronation Street is about everyday, ordinary, people and their life so knowing that, we have to take the good with the bad.

36218) Leigh  Female

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I have been watching Corry for at least 10 years.

36217) Pearl 

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If what we saw Friday is the start of a Bethany self harming story line, I sincerely hope it doesn't go as far or last as long as did Arian's cutting on Emmerdale 3 or 4 years ago. He was depressed and guilty after helping his lover end his life. I don't know if that was under Kate Oates tenure, but it is where she was producer before coming to Corrie. Don't care if these horror story lines are supposed to inform or educate the views when they seem primarily done for shock value and award wins. Entertainment should be entertaining not discussing.

Cat Sunday 09:32
I agree Pearl.๐Ÿพ

Nell Sunday 13:10
It's strange how Kate Oates' influence is dissected more critically here versus that of past producers. Stuart Blackburn, Kieran Roberts, etc. did more than their share of damage to Corrie and it seemed like only in the UK did fans of the show pay attention to that. Perhaps it's because there was a great deal of hope for Kate Oates, after the widely acknowledged Stuart Blackburn disaster. She was brought in to clean up the damage - not an easy task for anyone.

It won't be long before another producer comes on board. They get switched out every few years. However, the dramas will continue. It goes with soap territory.
36216) Elizabeth 

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Pat, all the best to you with your surgery and I'm sure once you are fully recovered you will be amazed at how you feel with a new knee. As they say, "been there, done that, got the scar to prove it lol. I had my first knee replacement when I was 38 years old and I believe I was lucky in that age was on my side when it came to the pain of healing. I was up and walking on it later in the day and the nurses kept trying to push pain medication on me which I didn't need. One of the nurses even laughed and said asked what was wrong with me in that I didn't need any pain medication. I was home from the hospital two days later and never looked back. I have had it revised however because I fell over the neighbours cat one night and landed awkwardly on my leg and broke a piece of the replacement as well as tore a ligament badly enough to need a total ligament reconstruction using pieces of my hamstring. That surgery was much more challenging than the knee replacement. I was in a cast for 3 months for that one! I harbour no ill will against the cat lol

Hey Jude, wow a two story Walmart. I have never seen one of those. I'd have a heyday in there shopping. Hit my first Bed Bath and Beyond the other day and fell in love with that place. Unfortunately so did my credit card lol.

On topic I was wondering about Sarah cutting up Bethany's passport. I know that a Canadian passport is actually property of the Government of Canada and the person is just the holder of it and could be in trouble for destroying it like Sarah did. I'm wondering if it would be the same in Great Britain. I know, it's just a show.

Joanne Saturday 21:15
Pat, best of luck with your recovery. I had a hip replacement 20 years ago and, so far so good, but did develop osteo- arthritis some years later. Unlike you, for that I do need a small dosage (10mgs p.d.)pain-killer plus a "herbal" remedy, but I figure it's still better than being in a wheelchair!

Hey Jude and others. WalMart in Victoria (Vancouver Island) is a two-storey.

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Saturday 16:49 Write a comment

haili,I also wondered what happened to Jake and Izzy since Gary more or less moved in with the Platts and is caught up in Sarah's and Bethany's dramas.He spends more time with Sarah's son Harry then he does with his own despite his promise to help Izzy.
Gary has also been neglecting his mum and Faye who's also going off the rails and needs some tough love form her big brother!

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Pat, I do hope you recover quickly from your knee replacement. All the best!

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Saturday 15:40 Write a comment

Pat: I also hope all goes well with your knee. IMHO you are very brave! Target failed in Canada for a few reasons. They tried to open too many stores too quickly without proper training to their employees, many of which were straight out of high school, and their computer systems were US based and not geared for bilingual information, or even Canadian money. People had trouble at the checkouts, and since their computer inventory system was not working properly, that's also why many of us entered their stores to find sale items gone and many other products not even making it onto shelves. It was just a total disaster. Our Walmart is huge and there are 2 floors to the store - I love it. They are always well stocked, the prices for things are great and there is always someone to ask if I need help. I kind of bypass the grocery area most of the time though. To sum up, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who found Target a pain in the butt here in Canada. Like you Joanne, I only went there 3 or 4 times and was disappointed all 4 times.

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Saturday 15:28 Write a comment

Total brain fart. Yesterday when Audrey said to Bethany, "Not all men are psychopaths like him", I thought, "I didn't know Nathan had extra-sensory perception."
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