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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 10 2012, 1:24am

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Aaack! I forgot to make them into links. Runs off to find an admin . . . // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 10 2012, 2:28am

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Golf links? Cuff links? Missing links? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 10 2012, 2:32am

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Well, [In reply to] Can't Post

it's a Unitarian-Universalist church, so our definition of "religious" is a little different. One Sunday the minister wanted to find a Bible quote, and had to go over to the Sunday School building to find a Bible, because he didn't have one at hand.


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"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."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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divine hobbit
The Shire


Nov 10 2012, 3:00am

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Oh, I know some good [In reply to] Can't Post

UU jokes Wink I'm Episcopal and people always joke about us caring more about our prayer book than the Bible--but the funny thing is that something like 65% of the BCP is scripture. Anyway, hope you have a great weekend!


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 10 2012, 3:13am

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me too [In reply to] Can't Post

for me it means my cohort at school - now scattered to the four winds, and no, I am not reconciled to their loss - but I go on.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 10 2012, 3:27am

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Furry spotted predator. Just spelled it wrong. [In reply to] Can't Post

Evil


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 10 2012, 4:14am

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I especially love these lines: [In reply to] Can't Post

In housedresses of mist,
blue aprons of rain, my grandmother
moved through this life like a ghost,
and when she had finished her years,
she put them all back in their places
and wiped out the sink, turning her back
on the rest of us, forever.

Wow.

All of those are so evocative.

And the Stevenson is so very, very familiar. I could probably recite a lot of the Child's Garden of Verses from memory. This time of year I often mutter "In winter I get up at night and dress by yellow candlelight.'


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"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."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 10 2012, 4:18am

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Do you ever do anything [In reply to] Can't Post

with prayer beads? It's an interest of mine, and I know that some Episcopalians in Texas, I think it was, developed a really nice arrangement called Anglican prayer beads, to be used with the BCP, although they can be adapted to just about any meaningful prayer or poem.


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"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."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 10 2012, 5:00am

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Yes, it kind of took my breath away [In reply to] Can't Post

and it makes me sad for him, too. My grandmothers were both so very present. Solid. (I was blessed.Smile)

How I wish I could write like that!


Radhruin
Rohan


Nov 10 2012, 5:18am

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Always enjoyed this one, for the simplicity [In reply to] Can't Post

In which something we can't really grasp is written in a few short verses:

God's World
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour! That gaunt crag
To crush! To lift the lean of that black bluff!
World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!

Long have I known a glory in it all,
But never knew I this;
Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart,óLord, I do fear
Thou'st made the world too beautiful this year;
My soul is all but out of me,ólet fall
No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.



Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 10 2012, 2:04pm

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This was my tribe: [In reply to] Can't Post

Storm Mountain Folk Dancers. That's me and Uncle Baggins in the front row. We were founding members in 1975, and dropped out in 1982 when it got to be too much with kids and rehearsals. We still go recreational dancing with some of those folks every week. Here's a photo of Uncle Baggins and me in 1981.


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"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."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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divine hobbit
The Shire


Nov 13 2012, 5:26pm

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Anglican rosary's rock [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes indeed I have worked with prayer beads. I've led groups in making their own prayer beads and learning ways to pray with them, and and various times it has been a part of my own prayer life. The make great gifts too.

Sorry my response is so late--a crazy weekend and then I finally caught the cold both my boys have had Unsure Hope you're well!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 13 2012, 6:01pm

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I'm glad to hear about your experiences. [In reply to] Can't Post

I get interested in prayer beads now and then and use them for a while, and then the interest wanes, only to come back later.

I hope you feel better soon! So far I've avoided the usual fall cold, though yesterday was migraine-y.


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"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."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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