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I’m Very Well Thank You


Told by Jim Moy, M1CPC (SK)
Written by Constance O’Neon (1953)


There’s nothing the matter with me,

I’m as healthy as can be,

I have arthritis in both my knees,

And when I talk – I talk with a wheeze.

My pulse is weak and my blood is thin,

But – I’m awfully well for the shape I’m in!


Arch supports I have for my feet

Or I wouldn’t be able to be out on the street.

Sleep is denied me night after night

But every morning I find I’m alright.

My memory’s failing, my head’s in a spin

But – I’m awfully well for the shape I’m in!


The moral is this – as my tale I unfold

That for you and me who are getting old,

It’s better to say ‘I’m fine’ with a grin

Of all the grand places my ‘got up’ has bin

Old age is golden I’ve heard it said!


But sometimes I wonder as I get into bed

With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,

My specs on a table until I get up,

‘Ere sleep overtakes me I say to myself

Is there anything else I could lay on the shelf?


When I was young my slippers were red

I could kick my heels right over my head;

When I was older my slippers were blue

But I could dance the whole night through!


Now I am old my slippers are black,

I walk to the shop and puff my way back.

I get up each morning and dust off my wits

And pick up the paper to read the ‘obits’

If my name is still missing, I know I’m not dead!


Given to 2E0EXV by M1CPC Jim Moy (SK).


MARS 85th Anniversary

June 2023 marks the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Midland Amateur Radio Society.

MARS was formed in 1931 by a group of Birmingham based amateurs and is still very active to this day. It seems only right to celebrate this significant milestone in a way that only amateurs can!

Watch this space for details as they are announced.

New Website

logo160We have been given notice by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) that our previous website hosting is to be discontinued. Therefore, a new website has been constructed to serve the needs of the Midland Amateur Radio Society in the coming years.

The new site is hosted using an open source content management system (CMS) and can be updated by several people at once. This also allows much greater flexibility than that offered to us by the RSGB facility and we hope that we can build a site that will evolve into a useful resource for both newcomers to radio and seasoned amateurs alike.