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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jun 28 2010, 4:50pm

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So the Vikings eventually went to using airships! [In reply to] Can't Post

" . . . old Arab coins near the Stockholm airport . . . " Wink

It all sounds so yummy! I are drooling.

I saw Kel's thread, but my ancestors seem to have avoided trouble, or avoided telling anyone about it. There's one I'm just plain ashamed of--a captain for the south on my Grandmother's side in the civil war who after it was over, still managed to bring 2 two "slaves" back with him to the homestead (great-grandpa, but I can't forgive that.) It is sort of counterbalanced by a great-great grandpa, also on that side of the family, but on my Grandfather's, who was the first anti-slavery candidate (on the Lincoln ticket) in the state of Wisconsin. He was an irascible old coot, once caused a church split (not over religion, I believe, but of some sort of town governance issue, as he was not a minister) and may have dis-inherited my great-grandfather on that branch for reasons unknown (his 3rd son): but he had at east one thing right! (But he lost the election. Frown)


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jun 28 2010, 4:57pm

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Good for Grandma Jessie! [In reply to] Can't Post

Does your family still have any of the old medical implements she used around somewhere?

Wow, what a great story! Apparently Old George wasn't really that bad--just out of touch with the real nature of the colonies, and poorly advised, like Ethelred the Unready, which apparently in the English of the times meant "ill-advised" more than it meant "twiddling his thumbs" ). So we may have Gandy the First right here on our message boards! (Can I be the court musician?)Wink


dernwyn
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Jun 28 2010, 9:13pm

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Hm...how about this story? [In reply to] Can't Post

I went looking for that particular cousin, and came across this page...


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"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




GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 28 2010, 11:22pm

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It took this trip to find her medical license... [In reply to] Can't Post

Artifacts, I presume, are either lost to antiquity or else for another treasure hunt another time.

Well, it's only unsubtantiated at the moment and very tough to prove as most "documentation" would have been sealed or destroyed. But it's a fun tale regardless of whether it's true or not (making it a fine Irish thing! Wink )

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 28 2010, 11:24pm

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Nope, but I'm gonna check it out when I'm done with thread I'm already entangled with! ;-D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jun 29 2010, 12:51am

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Geez... [In reply to] Can't Post

it's one thing to call it "an excerpt", and another to not acknowledge that there's been even the slightest bit of editing *shakes head*. Yeah, that's one of the old published versions of the story kids in the region grew up with.
One of the naysayers rebuttals is here.
And neither one mentions the Colonel William Denning wrought iron cannons-Brandywine-Tower of London claim! =)

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dernwyn
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Jun 29 2010, 1:54am

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Thought that would [In reply to] Can't Post

bring out a better version of the story! Laugh

It's amazing, how legends get created...Paul Bunyan of the forge, eh?

What has been intriguing me about this story, is a bit of my own family history which turned out to be quite faux. My mother's mother was always insisting that they were descended from Robert Burns, but don't tell anyone, he was such a terrible drunkard!

Well, I found out that my Burns ancestor who emigrated to this country was born in 1778, and his parents were Ulster Scots, so if there were any relation to the poet it would have to be distant. The names are similar to ones in your story: James Burns ended up marrying Mary Morrow (who was born at Carlisle Barracks after the war ended).

But Scots and Ulster Scots being as prolific as they were, there were probably scads of Burns/Burness/Bournes and Morrows all over Pennsylvania!


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"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




Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jun 29 2010, 3:57am

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Should I be insulted? (Heh!) ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

My great grandfather (Dad's side) was Irish. But my great-grandmother was Scottish. My mom's mom was Welsh. There may even be Breton French. (Mixed Celt anyone?)

(Brian Sykes says we're all the same anyway. [Hope I didn't just start a war somewhereShockedShocked]).


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 29 2010, 4:20pm

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Nope, I got Irish blood in me as well... [In reply to] Can't Post

American MUTT, I am!

<as we're still in the Fiesta Friday bar, drops a dime and plays "The Orange and the Green"> Laugh

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jun 29 2010, 5:00pm

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Nah, if ya wanna offend [In reply to] Can't Post

ya gotta do the "You know why the Irish drink?" joke. I could tell it, but I'd have to issue a disclaimer first...and there'd be another joke in that! ;)

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 29 2010, 7:17pm

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T'keep 'em from takin' OVER THE WORLD!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jun 30 2010, 1:15am

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Nope, not even close. // [In reply to] Can't Post



GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 30 2010, 3:46am

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To qvote an ancient cartoon, "Well, that's the way I heard it!"// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jun 30 2010, 4:02am

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You were inattentive. [In reply to] Can't Post

The key word was offend, so your punchline can't be the same one. ;)
That's all, admins! =)

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 30 2010, 4:04am

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I caught the word, but chose the LEAST offensive of the choices... [In reply to] Can't Post

But you're probably right, I likely don't know the worst of 'em.

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Lothlorian
Lorien


Jun 30 2010, 11:58pm

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I believe that epi was nominated [In reply to] Can't Post

for some kind of emmy or some such thing. A lot of geeks claim it as a favorite - it is one of mine definitely. (Yes I am - a geek)

I think I agree that part of the charm was that Stewart wasn't necessarily Picard for most of the episode. While a ST captain I'd follow to the gates of Hell, he isn't my favorite.

I've been scarce as all three of our compies at home died simultaneously. We are thinking maybe lightning - what are the odds of all of them going bonk at once? We had to hook up ol' Bessie (the desktop) again to get back on the www!

Think I'll pour meself a nice redwine and just breathe a little while before I move on - before I know it it will be Friday again already!

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dernwyn
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Jul 1 2010, 1:43am

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Three at once? [In reply to] Can't Post

That does sound like some sort of surge in the electric wiring. Were any of them on surge suppressors? And were all three laptops? That is strange indeed! Unsure Can they be fixed?


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"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




Lothlorian
Lorien


Jul 1 2010, 1:53pm

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I know - what are the chances? [In reply to] Can't Post

two of the three are always on surge protectors and the third - our son's - well who ever knows? His is a Toshiba and is already home - according to the techies at BestBuy's geek squad it got a virus. I'm not so sure but he does go places the mother of a young adult doesn't ask about. What the heck is RobotChicken Adult Swim anyway?

Meanwhile the Mac Laptops - lappy and compy are still at the Mac Store waiting to be picked up - they said it was batteries and the cords but no damage to the laptops themselves. The cure - batteries and new adaptor power cords are less than our home ins pol deductible so we are just going to count our blessings it waas not more expensive and keep an eye out for other electrical devices to go bad. The tech said to watch for a cascade effect. We did lose our microwave oven at about the same time too, but we were in such a panic over the computers we just went out and got a cheap microwave and spent a lot more energy angsting over the computers. Teh Interwebs over food. How far we have fallen!

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dernwyn
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Jul 1 2010, 4:41pm

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Adult Swim [In reply to] Can't Post

I think that's the name that one of the TV channels gives to their "grown-up" cartoon selection at night. My (adult) son says they're not "too adult", just for more mature audiences than little kids.

Don't fret about paying more attention to the computers than the microwave: an oven can be replaced - but some of your data, especially pictures, cannot!


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"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




GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 1 2010, 10:48pm

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Which is your favourite Capt? [In reply to] Can't Post

And if you'd follow Jean-Luc to the gates then what difference, really, is there betwixt him and a fave?

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 2 2010, 2:21am

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OWWW!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's a pretty good AIM, y'go' there LASSIE! Pirate

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jul 2 2010, 4:09am

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Sooo, if you felt *that* one even before it happened... ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post



GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 2 2010, 4:11am

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Nuh-UHHH! You said I'd get whapped on my way by and that's the post I felt it! ;-D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Lothlorian
Lorien


Jul 2 2010, 3:20pm

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pix definitely! [In reply to] Can't Post

I do insurance - when there are large losses people mostly talk about the lost photos! We've seen people have complete losees - whole houses sucked up by tornadoes and fires and they realize it's the family photos that were most valued. I have to find a good photobucket type place to store mine!

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Lothlorian
Lorien


Jul 2 2010, 3:23pm

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Captain Spock of course!!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

He would have rocked as captain but we saw little of that in CANON but there is lot's o' wunnerful stuff about that in the lit!

My next fav is Janeway - she's mah guuurrl!

This is NOT to say I prefer any of the franchises over the others, with the exception of TOS; without with all the others would not exist. I even loved Enterprise - the re-heade stepchild so maligned and unloved . . . Pirate

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