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Posted by Ed Kiser on August 19, 2017 at 08:03:29 user Kisered.

In Reply to: BELLS posted by Ed Kiser on August 14, 2017 at 07:54:06:

My wife does not understand why I would ever want to read any book more than once. I believe the last time she read any book was when it was an assignment in school. I have tried to get her into reading any of the Ransome series, but no go.

However, she did hear my computer ringing those bells, and asked what that was all about, so I explained the concept of the bells and the names of the "watches". A few days later, I had overslept (permitted when retired), and she woke me by saying, "It is 3 bells of the fore-noon watch, and you are still in the bed." She must have gotten the idea right. What a pleasant surprise, nice way to wake up, too. Now when she asks me the time, I give it in bells time, and she just nods her head in understanding. Finally, she has learned something from Ransome. She likes the clanging of the bells on my computer, says it is like having a grandfather clock in the hall clanging out the time, just in a different style.

However, if friends are visiting, and she or I say something about the time using bell notation, we do get funny looks from the visitor.

It is like talking in CODE, but one that is not really a secret.

But we seem to enjoy doing the bell talk to each other, as a
"togetherness" thing. No harm in that...

Ed Kiser, Kentucky, USA [ ]

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