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    Lewis, stop with this nostalgia thing, I heard the bell and it all came flooding back to me.
    Seven bells we had to wake the engineers for the 12 to 4 watch, not such a good idea with some.

    As to ringing in the ears, I get that a lot but find when I answer the phone it stops.
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    There will be those on site who have no idea what is being talked of, so for their benefit....
    The day on a ship was divided up into sections called watches . Starting from midnight usually referred to as 2400 hrs until 0400 hrs was known as the Middle watch..From 0400 to 0800 was known as the morning watch , and from 0800 to 1200 was known as the forenoon watch. From 1200 to 1600 was the afternoon watch , from 1600 to 2000 was known as the dog watches ( 1600 to 1800 and 1800 to 2000 ) which if required someone else can explain. And from 2000 to 2400 was the evening watch .
    Bells were rung every half an hour during a watch 1 bell at the first half hour , 2 bells at the first hour , 3 bells at the first half hour and so forth until 8 bells at the end of a watch. In addition to this 1 bell was rang 15 minutes before the end of a watch , to inform the next watch they should by this time at least have their knickers on. Some ships used to ring 7 bells at 20 minutes past the last hour of the watch so the next watch on could get what they called a 7 beller or an early meal. It was usually on cargo ships the man on the wheel who rang the bell, kept him from going to sleep sometimes ?? I rather think with the more usual advent of the automatic steering and no wheelman ,was the start of this time keeping signal being phased out , maybe the OOW found the job too strenuous ???. Anyhow is rare to see it being done in 2002 when I retired . JS .
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    Lewis, stop with this nostalgia thing, I heard the bell and it all came flooding back to me.
    Seven bells we had to wake the engineers for the 12 to 4 watch, not such a good idea with some.

    As to ringing in the ears, I get that a lot but find when I answer the phone it stops.
    Seven bells shake for the 12-4? you wouldn't need ear syringe if you did that anywhere else! quarter to or 10 to is early enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic mcclymont View Post
    old Indian method of removing ear wax, place waxed hollow tube into ear, set on fire, heat draws wax up the tube.
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    It might work with constipation also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Taylor View Post
    It might work with constipation also?
    Oh God , does not bare thinking about especially if one has had an egg curry, anyone remember ,was it Boogie St and the dance of the Flaming a-re ho-es.
    Sorry ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis McColl View Post
    Oh God , does not bare thinking about especially if one has had an egg curry, anyone remember ,was it Boogie St and the dance of the Flaming a-re ho-es.
    Sorry ladies
    ha ha Lewis, I have witnessed it (not partaken mind) many times, I dunno how they got onto the roof of the Bugis st sh-thouse in the state they were in!
    Great fun before British forces left and tourists started to spoil things.

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    #22 Ok JS so why does the Searoad ship that comes into our port here sound the ship's horn at 4pm every day before it sails a little later?
    I always thought that was to encourage the crew to get back on board before it left port ???? LOL

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    #25 No bother Lewis can't recall how many enemas I have administered in my time in hospitals. LOL

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    OK all back to the Topic of Ear Syringe please!
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    Going a bit off track here! Cheers
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    Apologies Doc.

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    Some years ago I took a very bad turn, found it hard to stand and was not from drink.
    In the end drove to the docs, which on reflection should not have done, but what the hell, got to have some excitement in your life.
    Got inside and almost fell over, had to be put in a wheel chair.
    Get in to see the GP and he asked me if I had Vertigo.

    No mate, about 2 kilometers up the road.

    Not the answer he wanted.
    But he then told ,me after looking in that my ears were blocked with wax.

    Drops in then for a week and had them syringed, great stuff now I can hear her indoors very clearly.
    Such as, 'have you got a second'
    Which translated means I have job for you.
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