Lexpo Old Boys

 Welcome to the Lexpo (Lobs) Newsletter for  JULY 2020.

Keeping members and friends in touch for 50 years 

LAST UPDATED 

6/7/20


TWELVE COMMANDMENTS FOR SENIORS RON & BOB BIRTHDAY 80TH


#1 - Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice.

#2 - “In Style” are the clothes that still fit.

#3 - You don't need anger management. You need people to stop pissing you
 off.

#4 - Your people skills are just fine. It's your tolerance for idiots
that needs work.

#5 - The biggest lie you tell yourself is, “I don't need to write that
down. I'll remember it.”

#6 - “On time” is when you get there.

#7 - Even duct tape can't fix stupid - but it sure does muffle the sound.

#8 - It would be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for
ten minutes, then come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller?

#9 - Lately, You've noticed people your age are so much older than you.

#10 - Growing old should have taken longer.

#11 - Aging has slowed you down, but it hasn't shut you up.

#12 - You still haven't learned to act your age, and hope you never will.

And one more:

“One for the road” means peeing before you leave the house.

 

 


  Who remembers the winter of discontent in 1978-79? Seen here is Broadwick Street approaching Berwick Street.


I planned my 80th birthday party only to see it cancelled by recent events.  In true Lexpo tradition we arranged a take away for two, and were lucky to grab the last lemon drizzle from a local shop. Best wishes to John and all his Lexpo friends and his 4th floor fan club.    See you all at the Star and Garter next Christmas.   Ron and Rose H

We all wish you a great 80th Ron all our love and wishes your Lexpo partners, golf and football mates and 103 Oxford St. friends.  See you at Christmas and Love to Rose xxxx

Happy birthday Ron from Bob

Happy birthday  Bob Marshall today 30/4/20

Good to hear you are both keeping well. I hope too that you're really enjoying life in your new home!

We are trying to keep busy and not fight too much!

Thanks for the info on 'old boy' Ron, I'll drop him an email.

Take care & stay well,
Roy

Hi everyone 
Were all ok here in Enfield Rose's treatment going well only 4weeks left of the chemotherapy treatment. 
I'm the hunter gatherer I go out with face mask,  marigolds and bio wipes. que at the supermarket for the old farts slot very civilized 2 meters apart. Hope everyone  is keeping well.
Frank

Hi One and All

Hope you are all well and not getting a bit stir crazy. Thought I would catch up with you all as Frank did the rounds by phone last week.

We are all well in sunny Epsom. Every day is the same here - get up late after coffee in bed, take Barney (our dog) for a local walk for about an hour and half, back for lunch, do bits and pieces in the house or garden, then dinner, tele and bed! not very exciting.

Jack was our hunter gatherer doing the shopping for Jane and I but last couple of weeks we have managed to get a weekly delivery from Waitrose )as they are providing priority slots for over 70's). takes a bit of time finding a slot as they seem to make them available at random times during the day anyway got another one for next Saturday.

Jane has been off work for the last three weeks and not sure when they will need her to return although she is due to retire at the end of May so she might have retired early.

Hope you are all bearing up and keeping well in these strange times. Drop us a note to let us know that you are all OK.

Speak to you soon and stay safe.

All the best wishes

Mick & Jane 

Hi Frank,
Good to hear the treatment is going well for Rose, please give her our love.

Hope the rest of you are keeping well and thanks for your emails. 
We are OK here in Seer Green at the moment, and making the most of Simon working almost daily at Sainsbury's. At least he can get in early & scoop up all the bog-rolls, etc!
Ann's driving me stir-crazy... so no change there then!  At least she is staying well enough to 'carry on moaning' about everything.

When I'm not binge-watching Netflix & Amazon series, I'm now able to spend so much time on the laptop with my 'novel' writing that I'll soon have three books finished... I'm so thankful that all those hours of work at Warwick House on Herald programming gave me such a love for computers!!!!!

Any news of golf becoming an 'essential exercise'? 

Best wishes to you all,
Roy

Charlie Meyer 

Maybe if people's heads weren't buried in the sand of ignorance and they took the time to understand, instead of judging and thinking it won't happen to them because they have the perfect family, life would be that bit easier for people that do experience this!
This hits close to home for me, for family and friends who live under this shadow.
The days of 'it' not being talked about or being taboo should be over.
Yes, it's sadly true that there are those who milk the system and even sadder that there are those who don't know just how much help is available out there for them.
In the most difficult moments of life you realise who your true friends are, and the people who really appreciate you.
Unfortunately, most social media 'friends' aren't true friends. They will send you a "like" here and there, but in reality they do not take time to read your status if they see it's lengthy.
More than half will stop reading right here, or have already scrolled on to the next post on their page.
I decided to post this message in support of all those who continue to battle with their mental illness.
Now, let's see who will have taken the time to read this lengthy post right through to the end.
If you have read everything so far, please "like" it so that I can put a thank you on your page.
More mental health awareness is urgently needed. Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean people aren't suffering.
Please, try to spare a little of your time with someone who may just want to talk (about anything).
Talking can help us all to cope a little more, keeping things bottled up just makes it worse.
Most people will say, "if you need anything, don't hesitate to call me, I'll be there to help you" but will they?
I believe a select few of my friends will post this, to show their support for those who may be struggling.
You just have to copy and paste rather than sharing.
I'd like to know who will take a minute out of their day to read this all the way to the end and then copy and paste it to their page, will you?
If so, please write "done" in the comments. Thank you

Congratulations Bob


We have travelled a long way since Mare Street.


Ron H

Lobs (Lexpo) is a group of Customer Planners, Project Managers and Engineers who worked out of Warwick House Gt. Pulteney St Soho London in the West End District (Centre Area) in the 60s, 70s and 80s.  After over 50 years we still keep in touch, meet up for social reunions and arrange sporting events.  All our friends and colleagues from the West End District and other Old Boy groups (for we have contacts with many other BT Pensioner Groups ) and past Lexpo football members are welcome to join us free of charge. Our aim is to promote fellowship with past colleags and friends and to keep in touch supporting each other. Lexpo has an old boys network  throughout the World - New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, France, Scotland, Barbados and the USA.  

Dear Lexpo Old Boys,
By our definition we are in the "at risk" category with relation to Covid - 19. Please all be wary and follow the guidelines on how to stay safe. We are a small group of old mates and so please lets not let this nasty little virus make our group any smaller.

Kind Regards
Dick Norman


Norman Shadbolt

Does anyone remember Norman Shadbolt? He worked on Sales in Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue (and I believe in Clifford Street prior to that). He also worked in the bar. I had a letter from his sister-in-law advising me that he is now in a home for dementia patients in St Leonard’s. So sad. Pat (Wheeler as was)

Hello John 

like most of Lexpo FC I knew Norman who used to run the Sales football team who played at Regents Park every Saturday morning.  I played for Norman on a couple of occasions when he was short of a player, he must have known about my lack of skill.    Dave Daniels and Tony Malloy also played for his Sales team.    A chirpy personality with a friendly greeting when we met on and off the football field.   Sad news but pleasant memories.   Thanks Norman for the Saturdays that we all shared.
Ron Howard 
Pete Langley
Just heard Peter Langley ..Pete Langley is in hospital in Italy awaiting a heart operation, an original ..10 shillings shirts Lexpo man brought Brian Roman's into the team . I know all our thoughts and good wishes will be with him
Will keep you posted jim

Where's Clifford Street now I see only Lexpo in the cross country

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Well organised good venue nice welcome in the pro shop
Tough old day slogging around in the mud  but all worth while for the company 
See you on the 13th
Jim
Well done guys, sorry I could’t make it.
The back’s easing a bit now, but still got a sore bum where I fell back on the wheel wrench!
Regards,
Roy


Happy new year

So with our Golden anniversary behind us
Let's roar on to our diamond....some of us roaring less than others no doubt

Really good  Xmas drink ..assuming all got home safe and sound

Mitcham is in good shape ..but no buggies at the moment 
But unless the weather deteriorates I've no doubt we will be fine on the 20th
But I think Monday would be short notice??


I'll go with the flow
Jim

Dinner for our 50th was a great success and the good food & company was at its best. Well done Lexpo gentlemen. 


Celebration Corner


Happy Birthdays for JUNE

Connie Harrington


                                                  

    50 YEARS OF LEXPO, LAUGHTER AND FRIENDSHIP

  

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