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    Martin555
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    Andy,
    You will to keep an eye in her and test it every time before you go out just incase she has made it sound like an eighteen year old dolly bird LOL!!

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    Colin H
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    Thank you Andy.
    It was very rewarding, and taught us and the Red Cross cadets tolerance and humility.
    We usually had 20 handicapped with 20 able bodied cadets to act as companion and mentor. But I think it was us that learnt more from our charges, especially how to enjoy the moment.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Spock66
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    Martin,

    Of course I do!,

    But even funnier is my youngest daughter will alter the voice, say when I'm asleep, and not say anything until this high pitched Barbie-style voice emits a distinctly male request!

    The other time she gets me is when (as I've done this pm) I get so involved in painting a figure (YES! I do really use my mouth to hold the brush!) and get so engrossed by what I'm trying to do that I seem to 'zone out' and when I 'return' the voice is changed. She's even found a way to make it sound a bit Scottish - great fun.

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    Spock66
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    Colin,

    I take my hat off to you both. I know the terrible loads I place on my family - and I'm only one disabled person with, hopefully, boundless energy slightly tempered by age. So to take groups of disabled children away for breaks is truly exceptional - I hope you are rightfully proud.

    I know the efforts it took my wife and oldest daughter to get me to the boating lake at Newquay in Cornwall so that I could launch my Flower on her maiden voyage. They carried her, lowered her into the water and rescued her when it glitched (luckily still reachable with a very long pole from the hire center). All I had to do was make her move, steer her and enjoy the moment.

    Taking care of disabled people is a lot harder than being the disabled person, I've seen it from both sides and I know!

    Bless you both

    Andy
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    Martin555
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    Probably not the right question to ask but do you change the voice and accent just for a laugh and confuse people LOL!

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    Martin555,

    I haven't actually ever done it one purpose, in fact, my speaking machine now knows some very choice words! Even with it's perfect baritone English accent, it's lovely hearing it repeat any of my expletives.
    However, you have given me an idea for a bit of fun, i.e.drop a depleted dry brushing-brush on the living room carpet 'by accident' and watch 'em run!
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    Newby7
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    How wonderful humor can be. In my mind if you can laugh at your self it is easy to laugh with others as long as it's with and not at .
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    Colin H
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    That's a wonderful view of life and I agree whole heartedly.
    My wife and I spent many summers taking groups of disabled children camping with the red Cross.
    And many times it was us able bodied that seemed to be disabled or disadvantaged.
    I now have to deal with minor disabilities myself so appreciate your views.
    And I also think your modelling talent far outweighs your own problems.
    Keep modelling and keep your sense of humour.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Martin555
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    Andy,
    With your sense of humour you are the sort that would ask someone to look for something that you have not dropped just for fun LOL!!

    "Gum Painting" ! cool!!!

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    Spock66
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    Martin,
    I'm never offended by anyone's views - except when they're blocking my own!
    Seriously, Disability is not normal, I accept that and indeed I champion it.

    People can feel about me however they like, all I ask is that they remember that we are all actually living beings (although I'm sure at times I'm brain dead!) and stop trying to invent new ways to 'help' disabled people feel included.

    I like that there are still old shops I can't get into, I like there are areas I cannot get to. Don't change the world for me, just let me be in it and accept that I accept that some things, places, activities are beyond me and I'm happy with that.

    Now, seriously, I'm going back to painting a miniature with my gums as the brush holder - who needs hands anyway (well at least someone else does when I drop a part or my brushes!)

    Andy
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