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3rd January today - isn't it....

Na Vedui

Jan 3 2016, 4:06pm

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3rd January today - isn't it....

...Tolkien's birthday and time to "Toast the Professor"?
Or am I all mixed up?


Jan 3 2016, 4:50pm

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Yes, it is.....

Tolkien's 124th birthday and the day to raise a glass in his honour.


Jan 3 2016, 4:55pm

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*raises glass*

To the Professor! Smile

Forum Admin / Moderator

Jan 3 2016, 6:48pm

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Officially: stand, raise glass and say, "The Professor!"

...and while you sip, wish you could travel back in time and find him at the Bird and Baby and engage him in conversation! Laugh

"And he sang to them, now in the Elven-tongue, now in the speech of the West, until their hearts, wounded with sweet words, overflowed, and their joy was like swords, and they passed in thought out to regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of blessedness."

Thank you, dear sir. Heart


"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

Superuser / Moderator

Jan 3 2016, 7:00pm

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The Professor!

Here's to the man who's talent and imagination has delighted and touched so many - me not the least of all.

Happy birthday to you, Professor Tolkien! Heart

Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.

"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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Lily Fairbairn

Jan 3 2016, 8:17pm

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To the Professor

Whose vision has touched my life in an amazing number of ways, for an amazing number of years. Thank you. Heart

Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow....

Forum Admin / Moderator

Jan 3 2016, 10:23pm

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* Raises eggnog glass *

To the professor!


Jan 3 2016, 10:43pm

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*Raises wooden ale mug*

*Does best Dain impression*


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Jan 3 2016, 10:49pm

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To the Professor!

The genius who brought so much joy to our lives!

"Keen, heart-piercing was her song as the song of the lark that rises from the gates of night and pours its voice among the dying stars, seeing the sun behind the walls of the world; and the song of Lúthien released the bonds of winter, and the frozen waters spoke, and flowers sprang from the cold earth where her feet had passed."


Jan 4 2016, 3:27am

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Skoal . .

Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory . . .

'When I was young I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock.
So I stopped wearing socks.'

- Albert Einstein


Jan 5 2016, 10:39am

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I'm Late!! But WAHOOO! :)

Many Happy Returns of the Day (and I've JUST returned ;) to the GOOD PROFESSOR!

They man has changed my life... and now I have somewhere to escape to... Middle-earth :D!!

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