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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Darren_1977,
My group of friends were kind of left out of all of the Germany days. He probably would have felt uncomfortable
about the old friends meeting the new friends. I think he realized the ice thrown our way from Peter Straker, et. al.


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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will try to answer all the questions from pg. 30 and 31 tomorrow. My arthritic fingers want to escape from the keyboard right now.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm hoping that Lee might be available to help me.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor, that's awesome! I have always wondered if I would share the same sense of humor as Freddie. Could I have made him laugh...that story about the fish cracked me up and it's good to know he found that funny- it's just my type of humor!




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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So.....i think this was mentioned on Thor's previous thread??? And I can't remember who or how it was brought up (shoot! I can hardly remember what I had for dinner last night...ugh) but I just Ordered Struwwelpeter for my granddaughter!!!! I've been a bookworm all my life....and it appears my granddaughter is one too!! And of all the things I bought her for Christmas.....i may be Most excited about this story!!!!! I grew up with Hans Christian Anderson, The brother's Grimm, Aesop's Fables, Miss PiggleWiggle, The Hobit...and So much more!!
But I never knew of this tale until Thor's forum!! So a BIG TY to those that mentioned it. Which leads me to wonder....If Freddie had a Favorite childhood book or fable????? Maybe Kash would know.....does anyone on this forum have communication w/her??????

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To answer your question blenk, in the 70s he filled out a fan club questionnaire. He was asked what his favorite book was. He said Peter Rabbit.

I like his answer to 'What's your dream?'

"To remain the divine lush creature that I am."

How camp!

And yes, it was filled out by his own hand. So for those who aren't familiar with his handwriting in the 70s, have a look. Pretty cool.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But according to Peter, the only thing he ever saw Freddie read entirely from front to back were the little books in New York that listed all the gay clubs and discos around the area. Thor, maybe you remember those.

Freddie himself said he didn't read very often. He wasn't one to pick up books. I don't think he was patient enough to read a novel.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers,
Yes that's true, but in New York as a bartender, I had the latest, greatest information. No need for the Bob Damron guide.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers! Under "special talent" he wrote "pouncing and poovery"! L O L


I googled it and it means "male homosexuality". It's a term used in England. I'm laughing so hard lol. He was so outrageous.


He came out on this questionnaire on the down low and nobody noticed LOL

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benkolove,
Wow, that is excellent. I hope you will read it to her. My sister and I remember the name as Strubbelpeter but we must not remember correctly,
because even the spell check says Struwwelpeter...LOL

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Peter meant he read it before he met you, Thor. Its in his book. But yes, I too would be using you for knowledge about the community at the time. The internet wasn't a thing back then so if you wanted to be where the party was, you needed friends who were on the know! I'm so glad he had you guys. Sounds like Peter had his share of fun with you all too!

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dustin Z omg i forgot about that lol. My friend from England brought it up once and I had to Google it too!

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's hilarious Dustin, thank you.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers,
Ahh Yes....the Spartacus Guide!!
Thanks for Freddie"s Questionnaire....that's Really cool!! I believe Freddie was always telling us in one way or another about his true self.....always in our Face....so obvious we missed it!! That was a small part of his GENIUS....And what I love n admire about him most!!!!!!

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HaHa, there were two books, Spartacus guide (helpful in non-US/Canadian places) and Bob Damron for more accurate,
up to date locations in the US and Canada.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't worry pg 30 and 31. Some questions are multiple and if I go back a page to check for more, I lose what I have written in this box.
So it is more difficult. i'll try to tackle it tomorrow.

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Thor,

Just wondering...does arthritis run in your family or do you think yours is related to your work?

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 05:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers,

Thanks for the fan club questionnaire. That was a lot of fun to read.

For his weight Freddie put 8.5 stones. I had to use a conversion calculator I found online to figure out what that was...about 119 pounds. I know he was fairly slender, but wow, that seems pretty light!

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 06:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor and Lee,

Do you recall what you did the last time you were with Freddie in NYC? Did you know it was your last get-together at the time?

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Posted: 21 Dec 17, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Rainbow,

My great grandmother had severe crippling osteoarthritis.

My maternal grandmother died at an early age.

My mother was spared this, but she was NOT spared from Parkinson's.

I have it worst in most of my knuckles on both hands and my left knee. I had a knee
replacement 10 years ago My right knee did not act up until this past July and my
left shoulder has acted up in October.

My sister has it in both knees (with replacements) and both of her knuckles. Just
about the same time I felt it in my left shoulder, so did she.

Genetic?...yes, unfortunately!