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1 Poppy fascism. on Sat Nov 11 2017, 12:14

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Anyone else being harassed for not wearing a poppy?
I stopped wearing them because I was forever losing them,and ending up buying about ten.
Not that I minded,but when I started getting pissed on for not having one in my lapel,I decided to scrub them altogether.
I now wear a pin badge,and I feel it quite adequate.

2 Re: Poppy fascism. on Sat Nov 11 2017, 12:47

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Andy Walker
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boltonbonce wrote:Anyone else being harassed for not wearing a poppy?
I stopped wearing them because I was forever losing them,and ending up buying about ten.
Not that I minded,but when I started getting pissed on for not having one in my lapel,I decided to scrub them altogether.
I now wear a pin badge,and I feel it quite adequate.

I like the pins too. I usually donate but don't bother taking one of those crappy paper ones. Like you, I never managed to keep them on my jacket for more than a day.

3 Re: Poppy fascism. on Sat Nov 11 2017, 13:06

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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4 Re: Poppy fascism. on Sat Nov 11 2017, 13:07

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Tony Kelly
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I also wear a pin badge in civvies, uniform a different matter, but still chuck a few bob into the box when passing. The problem when forcing people to wear poppies is it dilutes the purpose of the poppy. Talking to an old guy last week who had served in Royal Signals and was a poppy collector. He was telling me there were at one time five British Legion places in Stepney, now there are none. Folks memories become diluted and the urge to contribute is becoming weaker as the years progress. Also there's the fact that we  are only forced to "Remember" for a couple of weeks each year. It's becoming a sad affair, but you watch tele in an evening and there are lots of ads asking for £2, £3, £5 a week so there are already resistances  built in. It would be nice to be able to remember in our own ways.

5 Re: Poppy fascism. on Sat Nov 11 2017, 13:20

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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This little picture adorns the hall table,next to the front door. 
Just in case I forget how lucky I am,and have been,for most of my adult life.

6 Re: Poppy fascism. on Sat Nov 11 2017, 15:53

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Tony Kelly
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boltonbonce wrote:This little picture adorns the hall table,next to the front door. 
Just in case I forget how lucky I am,and have been,for most of my adult life.
Yes, we have been a fortunate generation.

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