The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: Off Topic:
*Kicks in Doors* It's FIESTA TIME Y'all!!



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:00pm


Views: 1092
*Kicks in Doors* It's FIESTA TIME Y'all!!


Once again it's my privilege to quench your thirst and lend an ear. I want to welcome and toast all of our Newbies who have wisely found their way to TORn and now to FIESTA FRIDAY where we tell tales and drink our favs!!!

*cranks up jukebox* How 'bout some Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl to get a retro summer rockin'?



What can I do you for?



sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


diedye
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:04pm


Views: 721
*slinking in*...

Hehe.... we lovesss ssslinkin' in when the boss isn't lookin'! Evil

I'll have something cool and a fan for this afternoon's humidity! *whew!*

HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END, EVERYONE!

*looks over shoulder*

Uh-oh.. she's back...

*runs*


Join the "Save " Campaign





grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:06pm


Views: 709
*whispers* hey! You forgot your drink!


So you'll hafta share ;)

Have a great weekend, diedye!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:07pm


Views: 712
Happy Friday!

Thank goodness we finally reached Friday! This week has draaagged on endlessly. And to top it off we had some pretty bad storms roll through last night. Fortunately we were spared the worst of it. And it looks like the weather will be clear for us to hit the lake this weekend!

I'll just have some coffee today, barkeep. Hope everyone has a great weekend!



My LiveJournal
My Costuming Site
TORn's Costume Discussions Archive
Screencap of the Day Schedule for June


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:09pm


Views: 698
I'm glad you came through unscathed!


A cup of coffee it is :) Have a very SAFE and storm-free weekend :D

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:09pm


Views: 706
Hey there, gramma! :)

My Spring/Summer Usual, please (7-Up with Miruvor); thanks!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:14pm


Views: 716
Gramma! Feet off the bar!

At least until we've had enough 'refreshment' to join ya!

It's cold and rainy here today, maybe some hot chocolate would go down well and *whispers* spike it a little, will you, so I can get through this very busy morning?

Here's to the newbies, here's to the vets of D-Day, and here's to the weekend!

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:17pm


Views: 752
Well, I am in need of something bracing today!

Our world came to pieces on Monday. OhioHobbit was downsized. His company is closing one plant and laid off close to 20 from his plant. It is associated with the housing industry (enough said).

So, we sit here being LATE middle-aged and wondering what lies in store for us. Too old to be marketable and too young for Social Security!

He has to start looking for a job again after 20 years. June 18 would have been his 20th anniversary!


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Jun 6 2008, 4:18pm


Views: 708
Could I have bucket with ice-cubes, please?

And then if someone could turn down the temprature? I'm waiting for the next cold-front while glaring angrily at everyone who says "But we can't really complain about it being too warm". Of course we can! I don't live here because I like it warm and sunny, then I would move further south. *grumble*


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:19pm


Views: 694
Glad you all got through safe!

I hope you have a great weekend now, Arwen's daughter! :)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:20pm


Views: 689
Howdy Eventides!


I'll let you add as much of the bubbly as you want to the Miruvor :) Have a wonderful weekend!!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:20pm


Views: 703
Oh No!!!

Best of luck to the both of you during this troubled time.



My LiveJournal
My Costuming Site
TORn's Costume Discussions Archive
Screencap of the Day Schedule for June


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:21pm


Views: 695
*looks over shoulder* Here ya go!


I spiked it with marshmallows ;)

Have a Fabulous weekend!!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:21pm


Views: 698
Oh no!

That's an unfortunate consequence of that whole mess. I hope he can find something quickly, just to hold on until the upturn comes, which it must eventually.

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:22pm


Views: 689
Oh no!

I hope OH finds a new job soon (and a very good one, at that), and that you both come through alright! I'll be praying for you both.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


(This post was edited by Eventides on Jun 6 2008, 4:27pm)


Rivendweller
Lorien


Jun 6 2008, 4:22pm


Views: 738
A glass of Bilbo's finest in honor of my Dad please...

As you and a select few are aware, my wonderful dear sweet Dad passed just a few short weeks ago. I was hesitant about ' putting it out there ' ; as Legolas said " For me, the grief is still too near. "

However, I missed last Friday's toast from Altaira and you are the warmest, kindest people I have ever had the pleasure to associate with, however virtually. I've been told here at work that I should be " getting over it " by now , so in complete and utter defiance to them, I raise my glass and say:

" I love you Dad, thank you for your gift of love and humor. You were and still are a treasure to me . The ships have come and carried you home, but where my heart lies, there my treasure lies also. "



* borrowed and mixed shamelessly from Into the West and Deathly Hallows*

There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:23pm


Views: 687
Thank you! :) //

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:23pm


Views: 700
Oh... no! Here...


I can't even imagine what you're going through! But I'm a firm believer in things happening for a reason and that good will come of it if you hold onto hope and keep positive.

So here's in celebration of your new beginning. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Have faith! *warm hug*

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:25pm


Views: 696
Sure!


This will cool you off! You hang in there, and don't wilt!

Cheers!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:26pm


Views: 707
Hau‘oli la Hanau to me. . . (singing)

 Hau‘oli la Hanau to me . . . Hau‘oli la Hanau to me . . . Hau‘oli la Hanau to me . . .

Today is my birthday!

A beautiful sunrise this morning, Tropical birds are singing, Flower trees are starting to boom (late this year)... It is a glorious, beautiful Hawaiian Day! Bless the powers that be... Gratitude... a fine feeling to feel when mixed with joy!

I wanted to get the drawing I am working on in time to post today for my Birthday Mathom thing... not not quite there yet. I have about a third of it left to do. I may not get finished for a couple of days. So, my Birthday Mathom thing will be lat this year.

But, I still have Fiesta . . . Party . . . Party! Yeah for Fiesta.

I have a full day fun, fun fun planned. Breakfast, a little time at the beach, home to change... go out to a fancy lunch with a friend... the across teh street to the movies. What time we finish lunch will determine which movie we see. On the list: Prince Caspian (2nd time), Sex and the City, Kung fu Panda, and Iron Man.

Prince Caspian: I have seen it, I want to see it again, but I am leaning toward wanting to see something else. But it's a good "Birthday" film to see. But its at one screen today, so if we get out of lunch late, we will see something else.

Iron Man: The one I want to see most, but my frined has not interest in it... So, Double feature... I may stick around to see 5:30 showing. (if not too tired that is!)

Sex and the City: this would be just fine . . . it sounds light & a lot of fun

Kung fu Panda: not keen on animated films, usually skip them. But the Reviews on "At the Movies" were fantastic. . . like this is the animated movie of the year to see. Still, low on the Birthday movie list.


So, That's my plan, I like to fill my birthday up with all my favorite things to do.


Have a great fantastical wonderous day and weekend.

Aloha to you all...
DoN

**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta

(This post was edited by Daughter of Nienna on Jun 6 2008, 4:30pm)


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:26pm


Views: 701
A wee dram, please, gramma!

The Texas Scottish Festival starts tonight! Men in kilts! Music! Tartan! Flags! Friends!

And did I mention men in kilts?

This is the Gaffer's and my favorite weekend of the year. A shame it's so hot here, but it's Texas, and it's June -- what can you do? (Other than sweat, that is.)

Under the heading of "friends", I'm looking forward to visiting with Morrowdim. Last year she and I actually chatted for a moment, but without knowing each other's secret TORn identities. Small world, etc.

A wee dram of single malt, please, to evoke the peat smoke and sea spray of Scotland. And a bottle of ice-cold Gatorade to reflect the reality of a Texas summer.

Y'all have a great weekend!

*stuffs tip jar with blooming heather*

* * * * * * *
Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:27pm


Views: 695
Oh, Rivendweller...

... I'm sorry. But for your coworkers to say such a callous thing as "get over it" is the worst. :( You take however long you need to and just ignore those people!

*joins in toast and gives Rivendweller a hug*

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Ettelewen
Rohan

Jun 6 2008, 4:27pm


Views: 696
WooHoo - It's Friday!

It's been a looonnnggg week here. We're not overly busy at work, so the days are going by very slowly. Not that I'm complaining, mind!

Love that Van Morrison song, gramma. I'm *so* in the mood for summer! I'm a member of the central park association in our little town, and we're gearing up for our annual bash two weeks away. It's a lot of fun - we have a roping competition Friday night, a parade Saturday followed by a ranch rodeo, barbeque and dance, then gymkhana on Sunday. Since it's completely volunteer-staffed we're all totally exhausted by the end of the weekend. But everyone has a great time, especially the kids, so it's worth the effort.

I'll take an ice-cold 1420 in the spirit of the season, gramma - Cheers!

Cool


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:27pm


Views: 696
Don't let anyone tell you

how much or how long you should grieve. It's a very personal thing. Yes, the time will come when you don't think about him every day, but every day you do think of him you will still miss him. My father's been gone 20 years now, and I still miss him.

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:29pm


Views: 693
*tears* To your Father


Your Dad... and to you.

My Dad's been gone since 1977, and I still miss him terribly. He'll be with you forever.

{{{Rivendweller}}}

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


diedye
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:29pm


Views: 350
Oh dear... I know how you feel...

Been there, done that... destined to do it again. I too am becoming obsolete (work-wise... although the same could be said for my physical self, but that's another story).

*sigh*

I'll keep you in my thoughts and pray something comes along for both of you.

*hugs*

Join the "Save " Campaign





Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:30pm


Views: 346
Indeed! Happy Birthday!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day (it sounds like you will)! :)

Cheers to you! :)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:30pm


Views: 351
Happy Birthday, DoN!


What a fabulous day! I hope your have ooodles of fun :) Cheers!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:32pm


Views: 339
Oops... forgot my drink

Coffe with the works... Carmel, Cinnamon, whipped cream....mmmmmm!




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta

(This post was edited by Daughter of Nienna on Jun 6 2008, 4:37pm)


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:32pm


Views: 337
Heheheh! :)

Indeed. :)

Have a wonderful (MIK) weekend! :D :D

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:34pm


Views: 347
Oh dear!

I hope you and OH can make a wonderful pitcher of lemonade out of this bucket of lemons. Hang in there!

* * * * * * *
Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:34pm


Views: 332
*sniffs blooming heather* ahhhhhh


That sounds like a fabulous weekend! Have a wonderful time :D

Cheers!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:35pm


Views: 341
LOL on the "hipped cream"!

Isn't that where it always ends up?

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:35pm


Views: 340
*loads up cup* You bet!


Birthday girl ;)

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:36pm


Views: 354
To the newbies! *Raises glass of iced tea*

We're off to the mountains again in a few hours; I have Fridays off in the summer and we go hiking pretty much every weekend, but Uncle Baggins works nights so he's sleeping now. Fortunately we can get away with leaving town in the afternoon and still getting in a good hike, this close to summer solstice.

It's going to be a busy weekend because I'm manning two different booths at Pride in the Park on Saturday (PFLAG and the Unitarians) and there's an interfaith church service for Pride in the Park on Sunday. (They have the local festival a couple of weeks before the national ones because a lot of people like to go down to Denver for their PrideFest two weeks later; my daughter and I are planning to go for the first time this year.) One of my goals Saturday is to buy some more wool socks from two women who met and fell in love in my calculus class seventeen years ago. They have an alpaca farm and they always have a booth at Pride in the Park; selling wool goods in June is tough, but there was fresh snow in the mountains yesterday.

Anyway, then on Sunday afternoon our family is getting together for "June birthdays" of which we have four this week, two on Sunday. We'll probably do our usual and have a cake with the total number of years represented in binary with the candles; blue for "ones" and pink for "zeros".

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:36pm


Views: 378
My Grandma

The doctor has confirmed that my grandmother's tumor is indeed malignant and terminal. I will go to her when she has her ameliorative surgery, which is not yet scheduled.

She is 92 years old, has outlived her husband and her only son, is mostly blind, mostly deaf, lost most of her sense of taste and smell, and she finds her physical weakness supremely frustrating, when she had been abnormally strong for most of her life, up until her mid 80's (she used to be the go-to person for heavy lifting at her factory, because the men had all injured their backs.) I do not begrudge her the right to move on to something better; I believe that the discomforts of our final years are tantamount to a mother bird removing the down from a nest when it's time for the baby bird to fly. But I will miss our conversations, for she is intelligent, perceptive, lyrical, and appreciates the quirky side of life.

The plus side is that I can eulogize her while she yet lives. People often don't know what to say to the terminally ill. It seems to me that the best thing you can say is "Thank you for all that you have given me over the years!" Let the person know that her life meant something, she accomplished something, she can let her life close without regrets.

So here's a toast to a grand, brave lady, who gave me language! Really. I had stopped talking before she got custody of me, and she started me up again, introduced me to the whole amazing world of words! For my bedtime stories she read to me from books of classical poetry, Browning and Byron, Shelley and Keats, Tennyson and Frost, all of those marvelous storytellers in verse. She would come home exhausted from the factory night-shift, her fingers almost blue with cold, but we would wake up just to hear her story-tell us back to sleep again; she never said, "Oh, go back to bed, I want to get some sleep!" She taught me to read, and when the school system would have stifled my imagination, she fought them, and taught me to write. When she saw that I had a passion for it, she insisted that I write every day, and would not let anyone interfere with my writing time.

She had no idea what Tolkien's writings were about, but merely upon hearing about them, she followed her instinct and asked Grandpa to find his books for me anyway (Only "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" were available in those days.) Grandpa eventually had to special-order them through a liquor store that had a book rack, of all things! They were my first New books; before then everything I had came from a used bookstore near the beach, where she and Grandpa would take us frequently for the latest load, ten cents a copy, five if the book was badly damaged, one free for every two we traded in. Every weekend she and Grandpa would take us to either the library, the museums, or someplace in nature (the mountains, the beach, the desert, the chaparrel country.) We may have been poor, but she saw to our education as scrupulously as Bilbo educated Sam.

Some people here have said that they like the way that I write. You can blame Grandma for that.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 4:38pm


Views: 329
A beer please gramma

to see me on my way home (working late on a friday *sigh*)

Its been a hot week here, but as its the weekend rain is bound to be due!

have a good weekend all.

Disclaimer: Anything said in an admin capacity is subject to change dependent on how loud Altaira yells at me........





grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:38pm


Views: 339
That sound like so much fun!


Ahhhh... I chilled the glass for ya!

Have a wonderful weekend!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:38pm


Views: 355
Oh,my, that's scary!

Best wishes for the Universe to send something better along.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:40pm


Views: 333
Wow! That's quite a schedule!


I'll just fill this up for you and it'll be ready when you are :D I'm so glad the good weather's back so you can enjoy these special days! Cheers :)

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:40pm


Views: 335
She sounds like an amazing person

and no wonder you love her so well. My sympathy to you.

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:40pm


Views: 353
Me too... LOL

Good catch, great joke... I wnet n a fixed the typo... thanks.... maybe I should have left it for the laughs. But for posterity's sake, I like ot fix my typos... like straightening pictures on the wall.

Have a great day.




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:41pm


Views: 334
Thanks, back at you //

 

**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:41pm


Views: 341
As others have said

no one has a right to say "get over it". Get over loving someone who is a huge part of your life? That love will last the rest of your life and beyond. Good on you for your defiance, and I'll raise a glass with you. To your wonderful Dad! *raises glass*

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



diedye
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:42pm


Views: 333
Happy B-day! //

 

Join the "Save " Campaign





Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:43pm


Views: 336
Thanks Gramma

 
That will reallly go to my Hips. Laugh

Your birthday wish is delightfully special as always.

DoN

Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:44pm


Views: 333
What an amazing woman!

She's your angel...



Here's to your Grandmother. I'm so glad you shared such a wonderful life together. *warm hug* You hang in there!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 4:44pm


Views: 327
That is truly amazing!

What love, skills, and knowledge she poured into you! Congratulations to her on a long life, well lived. *hugs*

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:44pm


Views: 336
Blessing for you

If it is permitted to pray for you, then I offer my prayer. If it is not permitted, then I offer my best wishes. And the nature of this wish/prayer/blessing is this:

May the changes in your world take a wonderful turn that you could not have foreseen, a eucatastrophe. May the ending of this job free OhioHobbit for something better than he had ever imagined. May you look back, this time next year, at how far you had come, and bless the seeming misfortune that you now endure. And until this unseen opportunity reveals itself, may you both have everything you need.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:45pm


Views: 327
You got it!


Even if it's raining... the weekends are the best! DRIVE SAFELY!! :D

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:46pm


Views: 364
Happy Birthday!! //

 



My LiveJournal
My Costuming Site
TORn's Costume Discussions Archive
Screencap of the Day Schedule for June


weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 4:47pm


Views: 370
wow- that's a hit!

You're probably still reeling from this, but I have no doubt there's an opportunity lurking in there somewhere -- my husband would never have seriously considered baking professionally had he not been forcibly bumped off the benefit-laden financial career path he had been on. It's been a roller coaster but much good has come of this, even if the dollars aren't "quite" there yet.

I've been self-employed for 20 years -- and middle-aged folks are very marketable in that category -- as you have experience, etc. For the past five years or so, I've done this kind of with my husband and it's been good for clients and us as a couple.

From what I can tell, you two work well together, and I think the technical discussions you led say to me that there's a thread there for you to follow, in terms of work, if you want to consider that - I'd be glad to be a sounding board if you want to talk about getting started in independent contracting work, so PM me if that would help you!

**Two large glasses and a bottle of miruver to go for you two -- gramma, put it on my tab!**

Weaver



Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:47pm


Views: 356
perfect! . . . Ahhh, that's ono (good)! //

 

**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:48pm


Views: 365
Rivendweller,

I am so sorry about your father. The idiots you work with don't know anything. You will "get over it" (whatever that means) when you do. Every person handles grief his or her own way. I am proud that you feel we understand and cherish you and your grief. You will be in our thoughts!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:48pm


Views: 378
Addition (too late to edit post)

We got a call yesterday that the wife of one of my husband's railroad buddies has died at the age of about sixty. They were both incredible hikers and rock climbers and skiers and mountain bikers. She had MG, I think, or some such degenerative disease. I saw her two months ago and she looked pretty good, but was lamenting not being able to hike, so I suppose the quick progress of the disease was a blessing for her. I didn't know her very well, but it's still kind of a shock. And a reminder to live life as fully as possible while we can. So I'll dedicate this afternoon's hike to her memory.

And I'll include a photo from last week's hike.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Jun 6 2008, 4:58pm)
Attachments: beaver_meadows.jpg (276 KB)


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:48pm


Views: 357
Thanks, Gramma! //

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:50pm


Views: 367
Well-toasted!

Here's to a fine gentleman!

And don't let anyone pressure you--mourning can take anywhere from one to three years. To say you should be over it in a matter of weeks is ridiculous. You will have many happy moments intermixed with the grief, of course--by no means do I say that you'll be miserable the whole time! I'm just saying that you have every right to take your time in sorting it all out, adjusting to the fact that your father is not on the same plane of existence anymore.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:50pm


Views: 383
I'm starting my celebrating early this weekend.

Shuya and I will both be celebrating b-days this Sunday (20-something and 30-something, respectively), and what better way to kick things off than with a drink surrounded by TORn-sibs! I would love a nice cold Strongbow, gramma - the temps here are going to be in the mid-90's all weekend, with no relief in sight. I'm sure shuya would love something cold to drink as well, so i'll order for her, too. Wink

I'd also like to raise a glass to all you new folks; this place certainly has grown in the past couple of months! Cheers everyone, and I hope you all have a great weekend.


"...and back again."



Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:53pm


Views: 354
Happy birthday!

So glad you were born, Daughter of Nienna! The gift of your description of your Hawaii morning is quite fragrant enough for a birthday present, in my book. (I can just smell those flowers blooming, scent wafted up on a moist ocean breeze!)

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:54pm


Views: 352
What a wonderful tribute!

It is wonderful to be able to eulogize someone while they still live. That happened, with one of my heroes, Jim Graham, who led folk dancing in our community for years. We had a 30th anniversary party for the folk dance group and people had many tributes for him. He was pretty feeble at that time with a brain tumor, and it was definitely a kind of memorial gathering, but we were glad he got to be there. And it also happened with the young woman Anne at our church when she announced that her illness was terminal. There was a reception for her that was like a memorial reception, but she got to be there.

I love your memories of your grandmother encouraging your writing. What a wonderful mentor. My sister and I think of our grandfather that way. He died before we were born, but his letters show a love of writing that we've always found inspirational.

*raises a glass* to your Grandma!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:55pm


Views: 352
How fortunate you are to have had her in your life.

She sounds like a wonderful, giving person. I think it is people like this in our lives who make us who we are. You and she will be in mine and OhioHobbit's thoughts. I hope you get to see her a lot from now on.


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:55pm


Views: 367
Yikes!

Good luck to OhioHobbit finding new employment soon!

Who knows. Maybe this is his opportunity to find that dream job that he's always wanted to do.

Anyway, we're all rootin' for ya both!

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:55pm


Views: 359
Wow! Happy Birthday x 2 !! :D


Strongbow and a margarita for my lovely ladies!

And you'll have to share this! Cripes! Happy Birthday to you BOTH! :D



sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:56pm


Views: 354
How scary and awful

for you guys and for all of the employess. My prayers are with you all.




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Rivendweller
Lorien


Jun 6 2008, 4:57pm


Views: 359
I am so sorry to hear this

This happened to me back in Oct. yet that does not help you and OH any.... Let's look upon this as a " one door closing and another opening so fast it hits you in the face " type thing.

Light a white candle and offer up a positive request for a new and better job than before. You might be pleasantly suprised !

Hugs to you and OH . Heart

There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:59pm


Views: 352
(((((hugs)))))

I wouldn't have thought "get over it" was an appropriate response after this short a time, even from the most unsympathetic of clods.

Here's to your Dad, long may his memory last!

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:01pm


Views: 358
HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDY BTHUTHDY!

Or something like that.

Have a great birthday!

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 5:02pm


Views: 345
Happy Birthday to you both!!! :)

I hope you have a great weekend! :)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:02pm


Views: 354
That's terrible!

I am sorry to hear the bad news Alcarcalime - my thoughts and best wishes go out to you and OhioHobbit!


"...and back again."



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:03pm


Views: 345
Thanks...

Arwen's daughter. At least we don't have small children or a mortgage!


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:03pm


Views: 349
To Grandma!

The only grandparent I knew passed away when I was in junior high school, so you're lucky to have had such a grand woman for so long. I hope her last days are comfortable.

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/

(This post was edited by RosieLass on Jun 6 2008, 5:03pm)


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:04pm


Views: 348
Condolences

My condolences for the death of your husband's hiking-buddy. May heaven open up for her as a vast and gorgeous vista, never running out of marvels just around the corner, never tiring her, may she spend eternity joyously exploring beyond the scope of our imaginations.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:04pm


Views: 348
Hear, hear

To paraphrase another Legolas quote, "Your friends are with you, Rivendweller."


"...and back again."



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:05pm


Views: 342
Yes,

all we can do is soldier on. Thanks for the kind words.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 5:05pm


Views: 354
Summertime!

Got some hot cappucino there, gramma? It's a cold blustery rainy day here! But it's supposed to hit the 90's this weekend - gotta get the sunscreen ready.

Just popping by for a moment, it's a crazy day with end-of-year book returns going on at this library. Crazy There have been 8th-graders helping out, and at times it's been like Bilbo's kitchen with the Dwarves in charge, scooting with armloads all over the place - I love it, I keep thinking "carefully, carefully with the plates"! Laugh

And, yes - a toast to all our Newbies, may the hair on their toes never fall out! Smile


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:05pm


Views: 283
Happy Birthday to you! //

 


"...and back again."



RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:05pm


Views: 293
Happy happy to you both!

Hope your birthday cake doesn't melt in the heat. Sly

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 5:05pm


Views: 290
Tears & joy!

What a wonderful Guardian and grandparent. Thank for sharing her with us.

Hugs
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 5:06pm


Views: 290
LOL. :) //

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Elven
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:06pm


Views: 286
That is just not right ...

is it Frown

With the new unemployment figures just released, it's not the best of times to be forced into redundancy either ...

Sending you both lots of light, luck and wishes for a better future prosperity with loads of security.
I really hope something comes your way quickly and its perfect for you both.

Blessings
Elven


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 5:07pm


Views: 289
Have a great weekend Aunt Dora //

 

**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:07pm


Views: 287
Thank you...

All good thoughts and prayers gratefully accepted. Like they said in "Galaxy Quest": Never give up, Never surrender!


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:07pm


Views: 289
A tall, cold iced tea please!

No particular plans this weekend. I'm going to dinner with some ladies from the office tonight. Sort of a networking, get-to-know-you kind of thing. I'm looking forward to it.

Otherwise, I'm hoping to have a relaxing weekend And hoping the neighbor's *&^%$# carpool doesn't honk right under my window a 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, like they did today. Honestly...

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 5:08pm


Views: 284
*hangs out self-serve sign* Well, folks...

The boss is back and I must at least look like I'm trying to accomplish something ;)

I hope everyone has a safe, healing, restful, fulfilling, wonderful weekend! Cheers!



sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 5:09pm


Views: 292
**raises glass in honor...**

What was your Dad's favorite drink? A tall glass of that to you, and to all, in memory of a fine man who earned his daughter's love and respect.

Your Dad sounds like he was quite a guy -- I'd love to hear a story about him if you'd like to tell one. Let us know more about him and about that sense of humor of his, and the ways he showed you he loved you. What was he like?

Weaver



Ginger
Lorien

Jun 6 2008, 5:09pm


Views: 296
A really cold hard lemonade please

We're supposed to reach 90 today, and it's humid. We had quite a thunderstorm last night about 3 am. The lightning was almost like a strobe light, just constantly flashing.

Great music choice, gramma. Have a great weekend everybody!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 5:09pm


Views: 295
Absolutely!


Here ya go :) I hope you're weekend is a peaceful one.

*warm hug*

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:09pm


Views: 291
Thank you, gramma!

I hope you are right about better things ahead for us.

Cold champagne looks good today. It's 90 deg. F right now, so maybe I will just dump the bucket of ice over my head!!!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 5:10pm


Views: 289
Here ya go...


Actually, a quiet weekend after a dinner with friends sounds perfect :)

Have a good one, m'dear!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 5:11pm


Views: 295
happiest of birthdays!

Have a great celebration weekend, and a great next year of your lives, too!

Weaver



Ginger
Lorien

Jun 6 2008, 5:12pm


Views: 289
The hot weather is coming

I didn't know you worked in the school library. I used to clerk in an elementary school library. I really enjoyed the kids.

Have a great weekend, dernwyn.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:12pm


Views: 287
Thanks, Diedye

We followed your posts when you were out of work. We were so happy when you got your job! He'll keep looking and we'll keep hoping for the best.


Lady of Light
Rivendell


Jun 6 2008, 5:12pm


Views: 291
Today I celebrate a different geekiness

D&D 4th edition is released today! After work, I'll be going to our local gaming store, where they're holding a 24 hour gaming event. It statred at 10am today and will go all night untill 10am tomorrow. My fiancé is there already, and we will stay for the whole thing, then at 10 tomorrow the official D&D Game Day starts, with geeks everywhere playing the first 4e published adventure. We'll also be there for that... so on that note I'll have a virtual Mountain Dew or a Red Bull Gramma (I don't like either IRL, but I'll need the energy somehow Crazy)

Oh and on Sunday we'll still play our regular 3e game. Cool

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."
- Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
________________

"Bilbo, have you been at the Gaffer's home brew?"
"No! Well yes, but that's not the point..."
________________

If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable!


Ginger
Lorien

Jun 6 2008, 5:13pm


Views: 281
Happy happy birthday to you both!

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 5:13pm


Views: 284
Hey! That sounds like


the storm we had yesterday during the day! I have a HUGE window here at work... level with the floor and rises to the ceiling... and my desk is RIGHT next to it! Talk about your rapid-fire close lightening strikes! Those Giants throwing boulders on the mountain sides had NOTHING on this great show! :D

Have a great weekend, Ginger *waves fondly*

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 5:14pm


Views: 283
To a great lady!

You were lucky to have such a great guide in your life.

*clinks Dreamdeer's glass**

Here's to Grandma, and the gifts she gave to you, and to a life well lived...

Weaver



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 5:14pm


Views: 288
You can do a Dew any old day


This one calls for the good stuff!

Have a GREAT TIME!

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 5:15pm


Views: 292
Cheers to your 'wonderful dear sweet Dad'

Defy awya. They are totally inaropriate to suggest that whether overtly or covertly, suggestively, behaviourly or elswise.

Grief is grief. It takes as long as it takes, it goes though its own process and stages in its time.... that is in our time. People who try to stop other people from feeling their feelings, whether grief or anythign else, do so to stop the flood of their own repressed feelings... its about them and their history. Their are wonderful books and groups out there for grief support.

So, honor our self and you dad and your life together and the life he still has in you heart and will always have.

{{{HUGS}}}

DoN
Heart



**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 5:15pm


Views: 281
Now I've REALLY gotta go! :D Cheers, y'all! //

 

sample

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 5:15pm


Views: 285
Happy birthday!

Looking forward to your mathom, and enjoy your day!

Weaver



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:15pm


Views: 342
Ooooh,

lemonade sounds good about now. We feel like someone dumped a truckload of lemons on us. That just means lots and lots of lemonade!


Ginger
Lorien

Jun 6 2008, 5:15pm


Views: 349
MIK! MIK!

Ya gotta love Men in Kilts! Have a great time.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:17pm


Views: 343
Thank you, Aunt Dora.

From your lips to God's ear!


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 5:19pm


Views: 344
Happy Birthday to you & Shuya...

. . . and me see up thread)




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:19pm


Views: 344
Thanks,

Dreamdeer. Of course your prayers and good wishes are accepted and very much appreciated. We are so lucky to have the support of so many "virtual" friends.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:19pm


Views: 334
Thanks, gramma!

How did you know I was thinking of ice cream? :)


"...and back again."



deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:20pm


Views: 374
Thanks - you, too! //

 


"...and back again."



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:21pm


Views: 351
Thanks, Weaver.

OhioHobbit may be more able to deal with what he really should do with his life when he is over the shock a bit more. Thanks for the offer and the support.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:21pm


Views: 344
Thanks!

I'm more concerned that *I* don't melt! ;)


"...and back again."



deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:22pm


Views: 339
Thanks! //

 


"...and back again."



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 5:22pm


Views: 350
Oh, no!

I was recently talking with my aunt and uncle from the Youngstown area, and they had only dire news, so many places shutting down out there.

I'm so, so sorry to hear this, this cuts right to the heart! We can only hope and pray that something good will come out of this.

These are dark times for you; as Tolkien wrote to his son in the midst of their darkness, keep up your Hobbitry in heart!

{{Alcarcalime & OhioHobbit}}


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:23pm


Views: 341
Thanks! //

 


"...and back again."



Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:23pm


Views: 352
Fun, fun, fun...

I'm very sorry to hear that OhioHobbit's been laid off from his job. That just bites! Here's hoping that it will be a temporary state of affairs.

Freelancing and contracting can be viable options if you've got the skills. Let me know if you'd like me to take a look at resumes/cover letters/etc. (Been laid off a few times myself -- once with extreme prejudice, once with extreme indifference, and a couple of times with extreme reluctance.)

We're discussing the BBC Lotrd of the Rings Radio Play on the Movie Discussion - LOTR board.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:23pm


Views: 351
You know,

at this point, I don't think he knows what his dream job would be. For me, I would like to win the lottery so he can stay home with me!

Thank you for your kind words.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:24pm


Views: 343
Geminis are the coolest people

...as everyone knows. Wink


"...and back again."



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:29pm


Views: 344
Thanks, DoN.

At the meeting on Wednesday at the employment services, all the former employees looked to be in shock. Most of them had around 20 years.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:31pm


Views: 344
Thank you...

for your kind words. I think it does help to hear that you are not alone in whatever bad thing has happened.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:32pm


Views: 337
Thanks, Deej,

for you kind words.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:34pm


Views: 340
No, it's not...

right. If we had had some warning of this, we could have been planning, saving, and NOT buying things. But as it was at 1:45 p.m. he had a job and at 2:45 he was home and out of work!

Thanks for your good wishes.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:36pm


Views: 340
Thank you, dernwyn,

Yes, Ohio is not a good place to be looking for a job!


Elven
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:37pm


Views: 342
Was that the barkeep I just saw scream out the door ...

Yep ... there she goes Smile back to pretending to work Wink
Thanks for holding the fort for us all gramma Heart

I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend - and to those who are not having such a great time at the moment, I send my love and wishes to you all and will light a candle for you. Know we are all thinking of you and you. Heart

Blessings, Cheers and sunshine everyone.
Elven x


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:38pm


Views: 341
Thanks,

for your kind offer. I will pass it along to OhioHobbit.

I think he was laid off with extreme indifference. This was never a company that treated employees with any concern.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:39pm


Views: 330
Have the best birthday ever, DoN!//

 


weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 5:41pm


Views: 347
you're right on that...

He needs to go to Helm's Deep for awhile, before he's ready to ride out and meet them head on, so to speak.

You can find me there, hanging out around Keep with a spar glass of Rohan ale for each of you, when and if my offer would be helpful...

**pulls up extra benches, adds another log to the fire**

Weaver



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:42pm


Views: 336
Oh,

that puts me in mind of a festival we went to years ago. It was a French Voyager festival -- you know the French who went out into the wilderness in the 18th century. Well the costume of choice for way too many well-fleshed gents was a loin cloth and leggings. This was not necessarily a good look for all of them!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:43pm


Views: 326
I'm graduating in a week!

Today is a bittersweet day; this day and Monday are my last days of classes in high school. I'll miss it... a little. Not really :P I'll miss some of my friends, though. Some I'll likely never see again after graduation, which is a bit scary, and relieving. Some I really do not want to see again.

A student is also dead... again. The second one in less than 2 months. Rumour is that it was an intentional death, though I don't know myself. All I know is is that I am really grieving for his family and friends. Life is simply not fair.

This weekend is a three-way 18th birthday party, and my last weekend as a high schooler. My goodness... I can't wait.

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:45pm


Views: 317
Happy Birthday!

Early June must be a popular time for birthdays. My son is June 4.


Elven
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:45pm


Views: 322
That was beautiful ...

*raises glass to your father*

The grief will ebb and flow, but the wonderful memories wash in and will eventually take this grief away - when you are ready, and no other time.

Im really sorry at the attitude your work has about this - this is very unsupportive.

Your tribute to your father is beautiful - thankyou!

Heart Elven x


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 5:46pm


Views: 318
{{hugs}}

"Getting over"? Over what - over a lifetime of love, over a part of one's life and a piece of one's heart?

Those we love remain with us: we remember them whenever we do certain things, or say certain words, or see or hear or smell or taste or feel something that we know they were fond of.

There is no "getting over". So here's to your Dad, and to my Mom also, our treasures, may they always be with us!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 5:47pm


Views: 320
Sounds like a lot of fun! Many Happy Returns, DoN! //

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Elven
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:50pm


Views: 315
Many Happy Returns for the Day DoN!!

Its sounds as if it has already begun and its magical indeed!

Have a wonderful Day and a brilliant year ahead!!

Cheers Elven x


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Rivendweller
Lorien


Jun 6 2008, 5:50pm


Views: 315
Wow! What an amazing woman

I wish I was not at work so I could tell you more about how amazing I think your grandmother is. She is a powerful energy here and no doubt will continue to remain that way.

If you can, please PM me with some more of your fabulous tories about her ! I will light a candle for you both in the meantime.

There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:50pm


Views: 312
Congratulations!!!

It is a bittersweet time. Enjoy every minute of it.

You don't have to give up friends. My sister graduated in 1961 and still sees friends from high school! Since I moved 2500 miles away, I don't see anyone and haven't since I moved. Someone I graduated with does live just down the street from my sister, though.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 5:53pm


Views: 319
Only too happy to

"blame" her, as you do write so well! Smile

What a remarkable lady - are you certain that she is not one of the daughters of the Old Took? Wink The world would be better with more folks like her!

When you do see her again, do let her know how much WE all appreciate her, as well! Heart


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Elven
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:54pm


Views: 313
Many Happy Returns for the Day deej!

I hope you (both) have a great Birthday filled with wonderful surprises and lots of prezzies!! Smile Smile
*raises galss* To Your Double Birthday Celebrations!*

Cheers Elven x


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 5:55pm


Views: 319
Wow - double the "Many Happy Returns" for you both! //

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 5:56pm


Views: 308
Nice!

Mmm, thanks, {{gramma}!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 6:00pm


Views: 317
Thank you!

And you, too, Ginger!

I've been at this K-8 school since February, and it's been lots of fun. The kids all have a great rapport with one another, and they're so helpful - either that, or maybe they're looking for an excuse to not attend class Laugh!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 6:00pm


Views: 327
Thanks, Weaver!//

 


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 6 2008, 6:01pm


Views: 310
Oh no!

I am terribly sorry to hear that! What a shock for both of you!

Good luck for finding another job (and soon!) - I'll keep my fingers crossed!

**hugs - to both of you!**

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Rivendweller
Lorien


Jun 6 2008, 6:03pm


Views: 324
Thank-you ! To you and to everyone...

My Dad absolutely loved wine, weaver ! We are Italian, both sides.

So here is to my Dad; your Mom, Dernwyn; gramma's Dad and weaver's Dad and to anyone else who is dear to us and has passed to The Blessed Realm.

I'm off to pick up my daughter from her last day at school, little miss junior has now become a high school senior ! My Dad is watching I am sure.

Thank you all for helping to soothe the sting of the cold-hearted corp. world. I had thought not offering beareavement pay was bad enough but they outdid themselves....

There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 6 2008, 6:22pm


Views: 325
*raises glass*

To your Dad!
And don't listen to these people. Do they know at all what true feelings for someone are?? To say you should be over the loss of someone you loved so dearly after a few weeks seems rather unfeeling to me. Take your time to grieve, to treasure your memories of your time together!

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 6 2008, 6:27pm


Views: 310
Happy Birthday!

Good luck for the next year and have a great day today!

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 6 2008, 6:41pm


Views: 324
Your Grandma is an amazing woman!

She took very good care for you. I am so glad she lived long enough to know how much her effort to educate you paid off; it must have been a joy for her to watch. And I am sure you made it clear how much you love her - I think that is the most important for her, and to know that you're there for her as much as possible now.

My best wishes for both of you; I hope the surgery goes well! **hugs**

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 6 2008, 6:51pm


Views: 311
Happy Birthday, and many happy returns! //

 

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 7:00pm


Views: 319
Ah, then the best of the old vineyards all around...

Here's to 'the halls of our fathers', and to your Dad who has just joined that mighty company...

**Opens bottle, pulls up seat by fireside for Rivendweller, so she can warm up from the cold...**

Weaver



Elven
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 7:02pm


Views: 308
Congratulations!

It sounds as if it is time to move forward now and not look back too much, if only to see how far you've come.
My congratulations to you on your graduation. I hope you have a great few days, a few tears, a few laughs, and lots of hope and expectations ahead!

Enjoys your parties!!

Cheers Elven x


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 7:03pm


Views: 323
Self-employment

One of the nice things about self-employment is that he might well stay home with you all or part of the time. I remember when my husband was a freelance journalist, he loved it! I remember laughing with him about what a cool job this was after he had just finished interviewing an astronaut over the phone, while sitting comfortably at home in his underwear.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 7:06pm


Views: 305
What a rollercoaster!

What a rollercoaster ride your life has taken, up, down, and sideways! May it reach a place of peace of beauty when it all finally levels out.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Patty
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 7:08pm


Views: 312
*rushes in, reaches behind the bar for her K&C*....

hi all!

will be out of town till Sunday--when I will come back home to celebrate my 50 something birthday!

Have a great weekend all!


*rushes out*

Hanging out with the Lonely Isle elves.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 7:09pm


Views: 386
Joys of Fall


In Reply To
Early June must be a popular time for birthdays. My son is June 4.



Which makes early October a popular time for something else altogether. Ah, they give Spring all the credit for romance, but there's something to be said for the smoky, fiery-hued delights of autumn! Not too hot, not too cold, not to pollin-y, and the bugs that woke up in spring all slip back into dormancy again.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.

(This post was edited by Dreamdeer on Jun 6 2008, 7:10pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 7:10pm


Views: 360
No...


T'wasn't me...


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 7:13pm


Views: 352
What a lot to carry!


So many emotions. But we must celebrate YOU and your achievements, both scholastically and chronologically :)




Here's to you, Sweet Lady. Congratulations!


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 7:14pm


Views: 358
Take your hands off that!


and drink this instead :)

Have a wonderful weekend, Patty! I look forward to your MATHOM! (no pressure)


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 7:14pm


Views: 367
It's boiling here in Southern Canada!

Man, where did this heat come from? Well, atleast I can enjoy swimming in my pool this weekend, it should be at the right temperature by now. Smile

*takes a glass, scoops in some ice cream, and fills it with Coca-Cola* Ah, I nice ice cream float should do me good right now. *sips* Smile

"WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN"

Did you ever wish certain moments from LOTR could've made it to the screen? Have you ever imagined what would have happened if all of the original writings from the script actually made it to the films? Well, "What Could Have Been" is the right discussion for you! Starting this summer will be a series of topics about what could have been in "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy". Be on the lookout, and be sure to join in on the fun!


leo
Rohan


Jun 6 2008, 7:16pm


Views: 350
There'd better be some Heineken left too...

... because I am THIRSTY!

Busses are on strike all week, and today I had to walk home for about an hour! In the sun! In uncomfortable shoes! Adventures schmadventures :-\

*downs cold Heineken*


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 7:21pm


Views: 349
Send a little bit of that West, okay?

We could use it here on the Island.

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 7:28pm


Views: 344
No problem!//

 

"WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN"

Did you ever wish certain moments from LOTR could've made it to the screen? Have you ever imagined what would have happened if all of the original writings from the script actually made it to the films? Well, "What Could Have Been" is the right discussion for you! Starting this summer will be a series of topics about what could have been in "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy". Be on the lookout, and be sure to join in on the fun!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 7:59pm


Views: 346
*hugs* Riv.

*and kicks the living c*** out of Riv's co-workers*

Be glad that you *aren't* a heartless robot like your colleagues and can remember your Dad with love, tears and laughter.

My best wishes go to you and your family Rivendweller.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 8:02pm


Views: 344
*joins in toast* Hear hear! /

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 8:05pm


Views: 342
Wow.

Both of your grandparents sound like amazing people. And it's a great gift that your life has been blessed by your grandmother's love.

You have my best wishes during this time, Dreamdeer.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 8:06pm


Views: 344
Let me get in on that beer with you Hengist.

Sure it's just passed dawn here, but the sun is over the yard-arm somewhere in the world. Have a great weekend!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Zmulady
Rohan

Jun 6 2008, 8:09pm


Views: 343
cheers to everyone and

happy Friday! We are having storms here in Minnesota today (the whole state!!) eh...Magpie? so I will need something that keeps me on my toes. A Coke classic with ice if you please Grammma. Congrats and happy birthday to the above! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 8:13pm


Views: 335
Ha! Brilliant. :) /

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 8:15pm


Views: 348
Uphill both ways...

...amid swarming alligators...

;)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Tintallë
Gondor

Jun 6 2008, 9:01pm


Views: 348
I may be a bit late to the party but I have a lot to celebrate today!

I just passed my critical care nursing certification exam this morning, officially making me a CCRN, and my daughter is coming home from Australia tomorrow for a week-long visit!

Hmmmm, it's a warm, sunny, beeyooteefull southern California day. How about a nice big iced nonfat latte? (I know - I'm living on the edge. Hah.)

Cheers!


Ettelewen
Rohan

Jun 6 2008, 9:04pm


Views: 334
Congratulations!

That's great news!

Cheers to you on this beautiful Friday! *clinks glass*


Artanis
Rohan


Jun 6 2008, 9:16pm


Views: 350
Can I

have a cup of tea and a kitkat again?

Tommorow we are going to a cat rescue centre to see if any of the "brood" are allergic to cats. (please, please, please let it be a no)

Happy friday/weekend to you all.Smile

Artanis


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 10:12pm


Views: 343
Good luck with the allergies

It was my mom who was allergic to cats when we were kids. Eventually she decided that she'd always wanted a cat and was going to get one anyway. I've had cats around ever since then.

Have a good weekend!



My LiveJournal
My Costuming Site
TORn's Costume Discussions Archive
Screencap of the Day Schedule for June


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 10:21pm


Views: 331
Great idea!



Cheers :)


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 10:24pm


Views: 330
Floating in the pool?


And floating in the glass. WORKS FOR ME!!!

Have a GREAT weekend :D


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Jun 6 2008, 10:24pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 10:26pm


Views: 334
It just so happens


I restocked this morning ;)

Keep on truckin', and have a great weekend :D


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 10:30pm


Views: 335
Woohoo Congratulations!



You totally have earned a gold star to go along with


on of the most beautiful late latte's in the world :D

Congratulations!!! You've been patient and worked hard... now it's coming back to you :D *high five*


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 10:36pm


Views: 329
You bet!



Good luck at the rescue tomorrow!! *crosses fingers*


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 10:40pm


Views: 336
Off out for a walk shortly ...

Before it rains again. In the meantime, I'll grab a coffee, please, gramma. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Figwit Still Lives!



Calling for a Figwit cameo in The Hobbit since May 2008


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Jun 6 2008, 10:40pm


Views: 311
What a lovely toast!

Hugs to you, and don't listen to your coworkers: everyone heals in their own way and in their own time. Your relationship with your dad took your lifetime to build; why should you have to "get over it" in a few weeks -- or, really, ever? Harumph on your coworkers. Treasure the memories and the love he gave you, and hang in there.


Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 10:41pm


Views: 305
Sorry to hear that

Fingers crossed something else comes along soon.

Figwit Still Lives!



Calling for a Figwit cameo in The Hobbit since May 2008


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 10:42pm


Views: 314
I highly recommend this book

What Color Is Your Parachute? [probably it's in your library]

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 10:48pm


Views: 310
going on retreat with Ron Rolheiser

my keyboard's down so will not be posting much

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Jun 6 2008, 10:52pm


Views: 305
That's a wonderful tribute

to your grandmother -- she sounds like an amazing lady. I wish more children could grow up with that kind of mind-expanding love and attention. I'm so glad you have the chance to tell her how important she is to you and to say your goodbyes. I lost my own grandmother last year; she was sharp and lucid right to the end, but her body had just given up and she'd finally had enough. I was unable to visit her in the final months, nor was I able to attend her funeral, and this will be something I always regret. So give your grandmother some extra love now, and make some peaceful, comforting memories.


Rivendweller
Lorien


Jun 6 2008, 11:16pm


Views: 311
Happy Birthday DoN !

Have a truly wonderful day no matter what film you decide to see !!

There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 11:55pm


Views: 305
A lovely toast to a wonderful man.

No one has the right to tell you to "get over it". The world has changed; that's not something we can ever "get over".

I salute you for celebrating your wonderful father in the midst of your mourning, and send you a virtual hug. {{{Rivendweller}}}


My writing (including The Passing of Mistress Rose)

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 11:56pm


Views: 307
Happy birthday to you! /

 


My writing (including The Passing of Mistress Rose)

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2008, 11:59pm


Views: 298
What an amazing lady.

And how wonderful that you can tell her that while she's still living.

One of my earliest and fondest memories is walking to the library every Friday night with my father. I credit him with teaching me to love books.


My writing (including The Passing of Mistress Rose)

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:31am


Views: 296
Thank you,

I'll check it out.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:32am


Views: 294
That's cool!//

 


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:34am


Views: 295
Thanks, so much, PL.

I'll sit OhioHobbit down and have him read all these. Maybe all the good thoughts will make him feel better.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:35am


Views: 299
Thanks, that is pretty much what we're doing right now!//

 


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:39am


Views: 298
Ooooh Kayyyy!

Well, December must have been more popular in my family. My birthday is in August, as is my daughter's, my kid's father, his grandmother's, my father's, my father's mother's.


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 7 2008, 12:41am


Views: 292
I'm so sorry to hear that.

I know how hard that can be, and not just financially.

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


My writing (including The Passing of Mistress Rose)

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:48am


Views: 291
Thank you...

It is nice to know there are people who care about what happens to you!


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:50am


Views: 300
How wonderful!

Have a really good time with your daughter!


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 7 2008, 1:38am


Views: 298
I am so sorry

It must have been a terrible shock. I hope that eventually opportunity will arise from this adversity.
Look after eachother ((((((((())))))))))


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 7 2008, 1:42am


Views: 299
I'll raise a glass to your Dad

I am so sorry for your loss.
Ignore the 'get over it rubbish'. People only say things like that because they are uncomfortable around grief I suppose.

I lost my Dad when I was 8 and I have never 'gotten over it', but I don't expect to. Instead, I have learned to live with that loss as part of who I am.
Your tribute to your Dad was lovely.
((((((((hugs)))))))))


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 7 2008, 1:43am


Views: 292
Happy birthday indeed

I hope the coming year is a wonderful one for you.

Smile


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 7 2008, 1:47am


Views: 295
What a wonderful legacy she will leave

Your tribute was beautiful, and I think you are so right to celebrate her now.
Your acknowledgement of all she has given you is very moving.
The gift of a love of language really is priceless.


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 7 2008, 1:50am


Views: 298
Happy birthday to you

Enjoy your celebrations!


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 7 2008, 1:57am


Views: 295
Congratulations!

I hope you enjoy your celebrations.
Big changes like this often feel bittersweet, don't they?

I am sorry to hear another student has died. It is always hard to take the loss of a young life full of potential.

((((((((hugs))))))))


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 7 2008, 3:01am


Views: 290
It must feel like

there's a door open in front of you, and you know you must go through and close the door behind you, while never knowing where this door is leading you to. What is "old" and familiar is being swept away in the currents of Time. Yes, it's a bit scary - that's quite normal, and yes, all us older TORnfolk have gone through that, many times! You'll do well. Smile

I'm sorry to hear about the second student...that's such a heavy and horrible grief for his/her family to have to deal with! You're right, life is not fair; but what is important in life, is how we deal with whatever is thrown at us; to borrow from Joni Mitchell, it can be stepping stones, or sinking sand. I know that you and your friends will do what you can to help that family cope with this.

On a brighter note: I hope all your APs went well!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 7 2008, 3:07am


Views: 290
Congratulations, and enjoy the visit! //

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 7 2008, 4:49am


Views: 279
Congratulations!

Congratulations on work well done, in a field much needed!

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 7 2008, 5:04am


Views: 277
Thanks to everyone!

Thank you, everyone, for all of your support. I will be leaving for San Diego on Monday. I do not know when I will be able to post again.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jun 7 2008, 5:10am


Views: 268
Yum! :-)

Brings to mind the ballad of the drunken scotsman:

Well a scotsman clad in kilt left the bar one evening fair.
And could tell by how he walked that he'd drunk more than his share.
He fumbled 'round until he could no longer keep his feet
and he stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street

Chorus: Ring ding didde diddle i-de-oh, ring di diddley i-oh
He stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street.

About that time two young and lovely girls just happened by
And one says to the other with a twinkle in her eye
"See young sleeping Scotsman so strong and handsome built
I wonder if its true what they dont wear beneath the kilt!"

Chorus: Ring ding diddle diddle i-de-oh, ring di diddley i-oh
I wonder if its true what they dont wear beneath the kilt!

They crept up on that sleeping Scotsman quiet as could be
Lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see
and there behold for them to view
beneath his Scottish skirt was nothing more then God had graced him with upon his birth!

Chorus: Ring ding diddle diddle i-de-oh, ring di diddley i-oh
Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth

They marveled for a moment, then one said we must gone
Lets leave a present for our friend before we move along!
As a gift they left a blue silk ribbon tied into a bow
Around the bunny star, the Scots kilt did lift them show

Chorus: Ring ding diddle diddle i-de-oh, ring di diddley i-oh
Around the bunny star, the Scots kilt did lift them show

Now the Scotsman woke to nature's call and stumbled towards a tree
Behind the bush he lifts his kilt and gawks at what he sees!
And in a startled voice he says to whats before his eyes
"(grunt) Lad i donno where ya been but I see ya won first prize!"

Chorus: Ring ding diddle diddle i-de-oh, ring di diddlye i-oh
Ah lad i dunno where ya been but I see ya won first priz!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 7 2008, 5:45am


Views: 266
*grin*

Your August has to be one big birthday party Wink

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Artanis
Rohan


Jun 7 2008, 6:46am


Views: 266
Thankyou

Gramma (lovely teaSmile) and Arwen's daughter. We are so exited!Laugh

Artanis


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jun 7 2008, 7:04am


Views: 267
Oh....No...

So sorry to hear that, like diedye, I too have been there along with hubby. It felt like we'd had the stuffing kicked out of us at the time but we've gone on to much better things.

I'll pray the same happens for both of you.

*hugs*
Kel x


There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay
Kelvarhin's Universe
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play (with thanks to grammaboodawg :) )


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 9:11am


Views: 268
Thank you,

That is pretty much how we feel.!


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 9:13am


Views: 262
Thank you,

I think the one thing we do best is look out for each other.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 9:16am


Views: 267
Well,

it used to be! My daughter and I are all that are left of the family August birthdays. At one time my ex-husband & I had wanted our children all born in August, but eventually were glad they were different months. It can be a strain to buy so many birthday gifts at the same time.


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 9:34am


Views: 268
Thank you, Diedye

I wish you a great weekend.

Aloha
DoN
Heart



**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 9:38am


Views: 264
I am so glad you see it that way

... as a gift. I appreciate your good wishes, I had a marvelous day filled wtih joy & freindship, including what I receive here at TORn..

have a great weekend

DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 9:42am


Views: 269
Refreshing!

Cool

HIPY PAPY GERATG EEKWEDN OOT OUYA!

(Have a great weekend)
Wink Smile

DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 9:43am


Views: 266
Thank you, AD

I appreciate your good wishes, I had a marvelous day. I wish the same to you for the weekend.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 9:46am


Views: 265
We make it too

Obious! of course everyone knows. Wink

Have a great weekend, Deej . . . see ya Monday for the movie thread.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 9:52am


Views: 261
Happy Birthday back at ya!

Thanks for the birthday wish. I hope you have lots of fun planned for yours.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:00am


Views: 263
This image I am working on

is very heavy in detail. It's on request for a fellow-June-birthday-person from My Tolkien group here locally. I just hope I can get it dne soon. I have 2 other gifts to finish by next Saturday.

Thanks for your good wishes... have a great weekend.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:05am


Views: 289
It was right up there with the best

Thank for the sweet wishes for a seet day , which it was indeed.

I hope you can eek out a decent weekend, despite the trauma of a closing business.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:06am


Views: 261
And, a lot of fun it was, indeed!

Thank you for your birthday wish.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:10am


Views: 331
Birthdays spent with friends is magical indeed!

Have a great weekend, and thanks.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:12am


Views: 264
Thanks...

I can certainly use all the luck I can get. I did have a great day. Thanks.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:22am


Views: 265
Reflecting on my day...

Exiting the last movie (Narnia) at 10pm with my 2 friends, I had a broad smile on my face and a delighted, satified feeling in my heart.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:22am


Views: 264
Reflecting on my day...

 
Happy weekend to you Kimi. Thank you for your good wishes.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 7 2008, 10:24am


Views: 262
Thank you, Starling

If today is any indication, my next year is off to a good start.

Aloha
DoN
Heart




**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
Art Gallery Revised, Aloha & Mahalo, Websites Directory

Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 12:03pm


Views: 267
Likewise gramma! :) //

 

"WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN"

Did you ever wish certain moments from LOTR could've made it to the screen? Have you ever imagined what would have happened if all of the original writings from the script actually made it to the films? Well, "What Could Have Been" is the right discussion for you! Starting this summer will be a series of topics about what could have been in "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy". Be on the lookout, and be sure to join in on the fun!


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 7 2008, 3:09pm


Views: 266
Correction

Correction: I will probablybe here for another week, actually. Grandma wants me to come after she comes out of the hospital, when she will need me the most.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 5:14pm


Views: 498
Hello!

Thought I'd stop by quickly, even though I'm late! It's been a hectic week, my uncle had a stroke and Neil's brother was rushed into hospital, so aside from being at work, this week has been spent in various hospital wards worrying and fretting! Am glad the week's over! They are both still in there, my uncle will probably be there for a long while, so it's nice to have some time to catch up on some rest before Monday comes and the whole work/hospital routine starts again! Hope you are all enjoying your weekends!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor

Jun 7 2008, 5:55pm


Views: 503
*grabs every bottle in sight*...

*glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug glug to infinity...and beyond!*
For the love of Eru, make it stop!

I've been trying very hard not to be really rude, so I saved 'em up for this thread.
Been a stressful week or so elsewhere, and clearly I haven't much patience left for here...
I'm not feelin' chatty, but I've been feelin' rather gluggish lately. ;)


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 7 2008, 6:49pm


Views: 485
I am sorry to hear that.

I will be holding the good thought for your family members.


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 7 2008, 8:08pm


Views: 484
Oh, I'm sorry!

My best wishes for both patients!

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


OhioHobbit
Gondor

Jun 7 2008, 8:42pm


Views: 504
I just wanted to say "Thank You"

to everyone for all their support, concern, and kind words. Tornsibs are the greatest people in the world! Thank you so much to everyone.

Movie Technical Discussion -- Index


glorfin
The Shire

Jun 7 2008, 11:18pm


Views: 504
*jumps into ice bucket*

Day late and a dollar short as always.
I work late Fridays and then... *sigh*
Something with ice. Any frozen lemonade stuff around?
hmmhmmhmm
I'll go rummaging.
Still packing. Getting out of the city for good next Saturday and couldn't be happier.
The heat wave has hit the Northeast of the US. It's soooo hot in here!!
Packed the stupid fans somewhere....
Back to it and hopefully i'll find the fans while adding to the pile!
Happy hugs and supportive smiles to all.
*dumps ice water over head, blends ice and lemonade in blender*
Here's some money for the jukebox.
I need music to pack by!!

Glorfin has no footer. Glorfin needs no footer.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 8 2008, 7:50am


Views: 487
Glad to hear you had such a nice birthday!

Yes, the weekend is getting better -- except for the heat and humidity!!!

We are starting to function and assess our position.

Thanks for the words of support.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 8 2008, 12:46pm


Views: 475
Oh Jazmine, I'm sorry

How scary! I hope they both recover soon. You take care of yourself, though. The stress and worry will drain you, and you'll need all your strength.



Here... relax for a bit. Take care.


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 8 2008, 12:51pm


Views: 484
Got 2 hands free?



Have at it! :D and chase it down with this.


I hope your weekend is EXCELLENT!


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 8 2008, 12:53pm


Views: 482
Here ya go!



Heat, work, and moving. Just one of those would be a nasty way to spend the day!

Take Care!


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 8 2008, 12:55pm


Views: 484
You got it, E :D



I hope you've had a wonderful weekend :D


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 8 2008, 12:57pm


Views: 480
I hope you have a wonderful retreat!

Take care and come back safe :)



Here's one for the road.


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 8 2008, 12:59pm


Views: 488
You take care, dear Sir



Your lovely Lady and you are so very special to us. You're in my thoughts and prayers :) It'll be okay.


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 8 2008, 7:18pm


Views: 478
Dear Jazmine!

Here's to the health of your uncle and Neil's brother, and I mean that sincerely! May you all see better days.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 8 2008, 7:21pm


Views: 487
Poor Eowyn!

Here...someone get Eowyn of Penn's Wood by the ankles, I'll grab under her arms. Let's carry the poor, dear sot to an upper room, gently tuck her in, and hang a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 8 2008, 7:24pm


Views: 476
Christmas Carols

Just for you, I've opened up the jukebox and packed in all of those songs normally reserved for the Christmas season, so that you can picture Dashing Through the Snow while you swelter amid the boxes. They do say that people can actually lower their body temperature by visualizing cool things.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


glorfin
The Shire

Jun 8 2008, 9:39pm


Views: 471
You're too kind!

*melts*

Glorfin has no footer. Glorfin needs no footer.


glorfin
The Shire

Jun 8 2008, 9:40pm


Views: 581
Worth it later. Not so fun now. Thanks, gramma!

 

Glorfin has no footer. Glorfin needs no footer.