Monday, February 01, 2016

Terry's Old Geezers

Back when I had to get up early in the mornings to get the children to school I listened to Wake up to Wogan on Radio 2. The phrase TOGs (Terry's Old Geezers) came to be the name for his listeners who would write in to tell Terry of their latest age-related calamity. The lucky chosen few of those whose letters he read out on the show received a t-shirt or later on a sweatshirt emblazoned with the words, 'Do I come here often?'

The one and only time I wrote (emailed actually I think) in was to tell Terry my joy at discovering that after I had spent best part of a year believing I was, say, 47 - I can't remember how old exactly -  I was in fact 46 and wouldn't be 47 until my next birthday.

Doing the school run meant my listening to the show was interrupted so I missed my email being read out! But I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks later when I received a parcel from the BBC.
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5 comments:

Shirley said...

Oh Liz I didn't know this when I told you about JT's boots!

Shirley said...

Oh Liz I didn't know this when I told you about JT's boots!

Shirley said...

twice?

nick said...

I never listened to Wogan and I must say I don't think I'd want to know about other people's age-related calamities. Far too depressing. I like to think I don't have any age-related calamities, just the usual forgetfulness and carelessness I've been guilty of for decades.

Liz Hinds said...

I didn't get that photo with the boots either, Shirl!

It depends how you look on the calamities, Nick, whether as funny or worry-inducing.