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#23835 Mar 6, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
<quoted text>
Good evening Lady El. Big hopes for ManU this evening. Our Hot Times Festival is September 6,7 and 8th. You gave me chills when you asked, I only wish you could be here with us!!!! I truly think you would enjoy every moment. Sounds like your babies are enjoying the sun, I can tell you that anytime we have the sun shining through the windows the babies seem to find that very spot on the floor to sun bath. LOL
Have a wonderful evening and go ManU!!!!!!
Lots of love always.
Good Morning BE...and thanks...sadly were knocked out of
the Champions league by Real Madrid, but it was an exciting
match, enjoyed watching Ronaldo, a former United player, he
scored for Real but played it down, because o his former link
with Man U.
Don't our babies just love the sun. So nice just to have
two...we came here with three....it just escalated, but I
have rehomed more than I care to count, all thrown out from one source. Today they are reluctant to step foot out, as it
is threatening rain and overcast....myself, I shall be going out soon as I have some conifers in pots to sort out...
It is quite safe at the back for them to go out, no road, just a stream oer which there is waste ground and a slate mountain..
so plenty of places to explore.
Hope you are affected by the snow we just saw on the tv...
Have a great day,
Love and Peace...<3

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#23836 Mar 6, 2013
Good grief! I just glanced at my previous post and that should have read 'I hope you are NOT affected by the snow...'
Sorry 'bout that.

Good Morning Everyone. Bit on the chilly side here but nothing in compariosn to the mid-west obviously.

Have worked on three conifers so seven to go.....

taken out the top layer of soil and replaced with fresh compost and granular feed, watered well in.
TMI!
So what are you all doing today?....:)

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#23837 Mar 6, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good grief! I just glanced at my previous post and that should have read 'I hope you are NOT affected by the snow...'
Sorry 'bout that.
Good Morning Everyone. Bit on the chilly side here but nothing in compariosn to the mid-west obviously.
Have worked on three conifers so seven to go.....
taken out the top layer of soil and replaced with fresh compost and granular feed, watered well in.
TMI!
So what are you all doing today?....:)
Speaking of conifers,

I finally planted the little
Xmas tree, I spoke of here recently;

transferred it to a big pot with plenty
rich feeding soil..

It doesn't seem to feel embarrassed that, eventho'
Easter is round the corner, and it is a little Christmas tree(:
it's blooming perfectly, and it's little top point
where the star goes, boasts of a healthy vivid Spring green!

On another subject,

did you know YOU have
something in common with the last Pope> Benedict,
it is said he LOVES
cats, he has two! one named Chico,
the other, a stray he had picked up from the streets!

Someone wrote, it isn't true to say
the POPE loves cats;
he "ADORES"
them(:

Good day to everyone here:

“ain't she sweet?”

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#23838 Mar 6, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>There is definitly a portion of the Canadian population that still takes their old ties to Britain and the Monarchy very seriously .... so when you see the streets of a city lined with fans waving at the QUeen or Prince as they drive by, what you see is the 50,000 or so in that city that are of that attitude. Unfortunatley a far greater portion wonder why we still have the link.

One thing I was going to mention in my post to Pffft .. was a possibly historical influence to attitudes in North America ... that the USA, in their infancy, rebelled against the British and the monarchy and I believe strong anti-British sentiment lingered due to that and spilled over into Canada. I believe that driving on the right side of the road was part of that rebellion. ANd different spelling of words. I heard that German was considered as a possible official language when the USA became independant ... I believe also a as sign of rejection of the British rule over the former colonies.

So some of our attitudes may be a subliminal influence due to that history.
Interesting and valid points. Had not considered the historical influences.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#23839 Mar 6, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>Just heard about this on Sky News....that's a lorra lorra snow
(as Cilla would say)!
Hope your roads are clear and it is safe to drive, take good care.
May have better prepared for this so we'll see. Glad I was told to work from home yesterday!

“ain't she sweet?”

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#23840 Mar 6, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of conifers,

I finally planted the little
Xmas tree, I spoke of here recently;

transferred it to a big pot with plenty
rich feeding soil..

It doesn't seem to feel embarrassed that, eventho'
Easter is round the corner, and it is a little Christmas tree(:
it's blooming perfectly, and it's little top point
where the star goes, boasts of a healthy vivid Spring green!

On another subject,

did you know YOU have
something in common with the last Pope> Benedict,
it is said he LOVES
cats, he has two! one named Chico,
the other, a stray he had picked up from the streets!

Someone wrote, it isn't true to say
the POPE loves cats;
he "ADORES"
them(:

Good day to everyone here:
You have such a green thumb Grace. Can I hire you as my landscaper?
:)

“ain't she sweet?”

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#23841 Mar 6, 2013
Apparently that superbug has crossed the pond.

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#23842 Mar 6, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I am non practicing myself and would not call myself a Catholic. I was merely pointing out that as to religion, the Pope is not merely a figurehead irrespective of everything we hold against the men who run the church. He is THE guy and the next best thing to Jesus Christ as far as the faithful and the teachings go.
I have a minimal understanding of the blending of the British monarchy & parliament. I think the Prime Minister consults with the Queen but I may be wrong.
As far as world and organized religion leaders go, I don't believe any of them are mere 'figure heads' to serve only in the purpose of generating tourism. I think heads of state rule as does the Pope and and their counterparts.
when i was a kid my grandmother came to live with us for awhile, and she was really big on welcoming the priest in our parish, someone would stop by to bless our household once a month and chit chat, i swore they would come around simply for the wine that she would have for them. lol - j/k
but i remember her always saying - the day u cant trust a man of God is the day u know the devil has taken over the world. or something to that effect.. i think if she could see whats happening within the church today, she would probably roll over in her grave.
then it makes me wonder how disappointed in me would she be with my way of thinking today, she really believed in the church and its teachings, followed it to the T - and so would any of this shake "her" faith? i find it all so depressing because i want to be more like her, i dont want to have doubts, but i wonder if those days were just a simpler time, and is today the reality of what has always been there, lurking in the background of faith itself...

oh well, maybe next year i'll feel different, theres always hope. lol

Quinn, see theres another storm in ur direction, dont know how u feel about that but... Think Spring! lol
have a good day, be safe out there.
:)

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#23843 Mar 6, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of conifers,
I finally planted the little
Xmas tree, I spoke of here recently;
transferred it to a big pot with plenty
rich feeding soil..
It doesn't seem to feel embarrassed that, eventho'
Easter is round the corner, and it is a little Christmas tree(:
it's blooming perfectly, and it's little top point
where the star goes, boasts of a healthy vivid Spring green!
On another subject,
did you know YOU have
something in common with the last Pope> Benedict,
it is said he LOVES
cats, he has two! one named Chico,
the other, a stray he had picked up from the streets!
Someone wrote, it isn't true to say
the POPE loves cats;
he "ADORES"
them(:
Good day to everyone here:
'Morning Grace.....interesting to know, I am sure as an individual
he is a really nice person. I wish him well in his retirement and
also admire his reasons for doing so, which I believe were the
only way he could rid the Vatican of a certain element.

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#23844 Mar 6, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for that Franko..it makes complete sense to me, after all, we can't argue with History. Similar here to be truthful,
I was stunned at the lack of interest shown on the day of Diana's funeral..whereas in London there was mass hysteria from the crowds.
There will be no celebrating here when the new baby arrives....
yet Prince Charles is the Prince of Wales, inaugurated at Caernarfon Castle, but not without incident.
Goes back to when Edward 1st held his first born up to the crowds outside the castle, declaring 'I give you my son, the Prince of Wales'....having built the castle to keep the Welsh out!
Aye, resentment runs deep here, one reason I admire Ireland so much in their welcoming Queen Elizabeth to their country.
Can't win 'em all, lol.
El - what do u mean there will be no celebrating the new baby arrival? why?
im curious...
i think more people than u would think were shocked and interested in the death of Diana. and i think it was because she was so young and really was much more in the public eye than any other ones there. but for some reason she seemed to become more of a celebrity figure, which in my thinking means she never Really got the Kind of respect that she deserved. now the family respect wasnt there either but u know how families can be.. lol
the thing is she seemed to do her own thing anyway, which always made me smile...
i like that kind of thing, IMO that alone makes any person command respect.

Bora Da!
:)

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#23845 Mar 6, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You have such a green thumb Grace. Can I hire you as my landscaper?
:)
I'll do it...do I get full board and pocket money and carte
blanche to buy as many plants as I want!....:)

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#23846 Mar 6, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
when i was a kid my grandmother came to live with us for awhile, and she was really big on welcoming the priest in our parish, someone would stop by to bless our household once a month and chit chat, i swore they would come around simply for the wine that she would have for them. lol - j/k
but i remember her always saying - the day u cant trust a man of God is the day u know the devil has taken over the world. or something to that effect.. i think if she could see whats happening within the church today, she would probably roll over in her grave.
then it makes me wonder how disappointed in me would she be with my way of thinking today, she really believed in the church and its teachings, followed it to the T - and so would any of this shake "her" faith? i find it all so depressing because i want to be more like her, i dont want to have doubts, but i wonder if those days were just a simpler time, and is today the reality of what has always been there, lurking in the background of faith itself...
oh well, maybe next year i'll feel different, theres always hope. lol
Quinn, see theres another storm in ur direction, dont know how u feel about that but... Think Spring! lol
have a good day, be safe out there.
:)
cutting in PFfff and Good Morning...
It's hard to have one's faith shaken as we have of late....
I am sure it is of some consolation to you to know that your
Grandmother kept her faith in the church until the end.
That is a blessing in itself for such a good Catholic as she was.
I think you must be like her to have it hurt you so much, you
are carrying the pain for her generation who were spared the knowledge.
Hey....have a great day, have you got snow in NJ...my introduction
to American winters! lol

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#23847 Mar 6, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
El - what do u mean there will be no celebrating the new baby arrival? why?
im curious...
i think more people than u would think were shocked and interested in the death of Diana. and i think it was because she was so young and really was much more in the public eye than any other ones there. but for some reason she seemed to become more of a celebrity figure, which in my thinking means she never Really got the Kind of respect that she deserved. now the family respect wasnt there either but u know how families can be.. lol
the thing is she seemed to do her own thing anyway, which always made me smile...
i like that kind of thing, IMO that alone makes any person command respect.
Bora Da!
:)
Bora Da Cariad!
Yeah, the new baby being the one that Wills and Kate are expecting,
apparently it is to be a little girl as Kate let slip when she met some people offering her gifts yesterday on a walk about, she said 'I will have that for my D...' then quickly hushed up laughing.
I was in a bakery on Anglesey the day of Diana's funeral, and nobody
made any mention of it, so I said 'sad day isn't it'...and they all just turned around and shrugged...
I would have thought on compassionate grounds at least, even if they don't like was the royal family stand for. As you say, she was very much an individual, and to die so young was a tragedy.
Wonder if the new baby will be named after her late Grandmother.
I believe William to be as much of an individual as he can get away with, I would hope that she does carry on her Gran's name.
I agree, you have to retain your individuality otherwise you are swallowed up, lost.
Anyway, you can be sure that I will fly a British flag on the day the new babe is born....come and bail me out if it goes wrong! lol

“ain't she sweet?”

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#23848 Mar 6, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>when i was a kid my grandmother came to live with us for awhile, and she was really big on welcoming the priest in our parish, someone would stop by to bless our household once a month and chit chat, i swore they would come around simply for the wine that she would have for them. lol - j/k
but i remember her always saying - the day u cant trust a man of God is the day u know the devil has taken over the world. or something to that effect.. i think if she could see whats happening within the church today, she would probably roll over in her grave.
then it makes me wonder how disappointed in me would she be with my way of thinking today, she really believed in the church and its teachings, followed it to the T - and so would any of this shake "her" faith? i find it all so depressing because i want to be more like her, i dont want to have doubts, but i wonder if those days were just a simpler time, and is today the reality of what has always been there, lurking in the background of faith itself...

oh well, maybe next year i'll feel different, theres always hope. lol

Quinn, see theres another storm in ur direction, dont know how u feel about that but... Think Spring! lol
have a good day, be safe out there.
:)
Working backwards from your post, I think that rodent in Pennsylvania lied! He said earlier spring didn't he?

I think pre-Vatican II saw a time when the church was the center of the community and family. People in Chicago identified themselves by the parish they were affiliated with.

There were nuns and priests in my family and often the parish priest came to dinner on Sunday. I think it was that sense of awe and reverence combined with the power of the church that left children and some women vulnerable to sexual abuse by pedophiles hiding behind the collar. One simply did not question or speak ill of the parish priest.

“....VETS”

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#23849 Mar 6, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting and valid points. Had not considered the historical influences.
we USA didn't rebel against the Crown and we rebelled against taxes with no voice....

our 1st 7 president were British citizens

German a second language , give thought how unlikely that was , as the hessins did the major fighting against the USA

and that the great Canadian realm is also pining to be French

good points where in one's head maybe

good points huh

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#23850 Mar 6, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning FC - dry weather at last in UK, so anti-fouling the boat is on the agenda today, unless I get a call for work.
Afternoon, Tony ... hope it's still dry wx in the UK for you and you're still sporting that boat ... Enjoy!...

RAY STEVENS ~ EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL (in its own way)...

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#23851 Mar 6, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>that was hilarious . and that's just a kid being a kid eh?
Hi Franko ... yep, just a kid being a kid ... and how loyal his pup being patient and waiting for him ... I love that video ... if you don't remember which video I'm referring to, here's a reminder, lol ... Enjoy your day, Franko! <3 ...

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#23852 Mar 6, 2013
DiamondDustedRose wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Tony...
I bet you make a mean pot of Chili... I bet that Chocolate does work well to enrich that sauce.. and that the garlic gives it an extra zip...
A lot of people like to add spaghetti or macaroni but I like mine with a ton of meat and beans so I leave them out.. it also allows me to make some serious chili burittos and to use the chili as topping for my chili dogs...
Dang talking about it is making me want to put on a big pot today...
I hope that your day has been a good one so far and that your evening will be even better...
Sending you all my best wishes...
@}-'--,---
Morning Rose Bud ... I bet you're a good cook ... You cook, I'll clean ... Home Ec in 8th grade, Mrs Thornton, said to clean up as you go along ... are you one of those kind of cooks? If not, then you're on your own, hahahahaha j/k ... Well, are you a good cook? Well, you're still among us, LOL ... Good day! FC <3 ...

8187 ... dinner at Rose's tonight

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#23853 Mar 6, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
Well apparently I live in Leeds now,I mean of all places Leeds don't think my stomach can handle being a northerner,Wembley was north enough yesterday,but Leeds I mean Leeds!!!!
Anyway ee by gum...
Hi babes! It Leeds you out of town, perhaps, lol ...

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#23854 Mar 6, 2013
DiamondDustedRose wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Tony...
I bet you make a mean pot of Chili... I bet that Chocolate does work well to enrich that sauce.. and that the garlic gives it an extra zip...
A lot of people like to add spaghetti or macaroni but I like mine with a ton of meat and beans so I leave them out.. it also allows me to make some serious chili burittos and to use the chili as topping for my chili dogs...
Dang talking about it is making me want to put on a big pot today...
I hope that your day has been a good one so far and that your evening will be even better...
Sending you all my best wishes...
@}-'--,---
same down south ... chili with white onions & the spices (secret recipe) from my M-I-L, Skeeter, meat and beans ... serve over white rice and sweet cornbread ... that'll fill you up ... Skeeter was the sweetest M-I-L EVER!... RIP ~ Skeeter ...

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