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thar
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 3:19:07 PM

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May everyone here have a happy New Year and a happy new year.

Here's hoping that next year everyone around the world tries a little bit harder to get on with each other and remember what it is to be human.





Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 8:25:19 PM

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Happy Hogmanay to you thar!
And the same to everyone here.

Hope123
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 9:27:30 PM

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If we must have pain in 2019, may it be from our sides aching with laughter.



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Happy New Year Y'all!
Ravindra
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:36:30 AM
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Thank you Thar, DragOnspeaker, and Hope. Please accept my Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year.
May Jesus bless everyone.

"In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
The Dalai Lama
Blaidd-Drwg
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:05:56 AM

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And Happy New Year everyone.
Epiphileon
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 4:35:14 AM

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Here's hoping that the next 583 million miles around the sun, somehow teaches us that there is more that unites us than divides us, that we are indeed a marvel of the universe, and that the petty squabbles that keep us from being amazed by our very existence fade from our focus.

And individually have a happy new year everyone!
Roops
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 5:28:15 AM
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Wish you all a very happy new year.
towan52
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:32:11 AM
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Great sentiments all round! Whatever culture, nationality or religion; we are all human beans! Let's hope for more kindness, understanding and sensitivity from everywhere.

Kindness
RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:42:13 PM

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Happy New Year to all! Dancing Best wishes to all in the new year, with hope that we are all a bit kinder and more patient this year. (Me, too. Think We'll see how long that lasts. Whistle )
srirr
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:13:13 AM

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May the new year be filled with love, compassion and happiness!

Happy New Year to All My Friends!
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 3:19:56 AM

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srirr wrote:
May the new year be filled with love, compassion and happiness!

Happy New Year to All My Friends!


Amen to that, srirr. Happy new year to all.
will
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:12:50 AM
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Epiphileon Applause Applause Applause I could not have said it better myself.

I wish everyone a new year full of love, happiness and the wonder of learning.


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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:02:44 AM

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Nappy New Year everyone.

thar
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:40:07 AM

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Now is that nappy wishing you happy baby excrement or a gentle snooze?
Or may all your suede be rubbed in the right direction. Angel

Romany
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:43:37 AM
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Clever-clogs Thar! Made me giggle even more than the original typo did!

I also hope for more kindness, understanding and compassion in 2019. And hope that, for all my TFD companions, the year will bring us all everything we deserve.
leesajohnson
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:02:28 AM

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Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:14:19 AM

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Epiphileon wrote:
. . . the petty squabbles . . .

What do you mean "petty squabbles?
I don't have petty anything.
Are you calling me petty? I'll tell you, MY squabbles are important!
Whistle Whistle
towan52
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:18:18 AM
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Sorry Pet! Whistle
will
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:54:52 AM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Epiphileon wrote:
. . . the petty squabbles . . .

What do you mean "petty squabbles?
I don't have petty anything.
Are you calling me petty? I'll tell you, MY squabbles are important!

Whistle Whistle

Well there’s the paradox. When my family tell me to cheer up and stop being grumpy, I always point out that I enjoy being grumpy. Dancing


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thar
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 9:38:23 AM

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-46757329


Quote:
Memorial held for 'Angry Bob' the grumpy swan






A grumpy swan who spurned multiple potential love interests has had a memorial service held in his honour.

The ceremony for 'Angry Bob' was held after a large online response to a post announcing his death on the Facebook page of Hestercombe House in Somerset.

The swan's temperament even inspired a poem which was read at the memorial.

Philip White, from Hestercombe House, said: "He could be difficult and cantankerous but you had to love him because he was so independent."



About 20 people attended the memorial service, which was held on Thursday next to Pear Pond where the swan had lived.

One person said: "It was quite sad, and a bit of a shock, but may he rest in peace."

Another added: "I never saw him as a really grumpy swan, I heard the stories, but he was such a character and we'll miss him."

'Angry Bob' made national headlines in 2010 when he was accused of killing his first mate and driving two more away.

Staff at Hestercombe House said they had no idea of his popularity.

"We just imagined visitors avoided him," said volunteer Ben Whitworth. "An awful lot of people found him utterly bewitching."







More connects us than separates us. Whistle

I decided to post this here before I re-read your grump-related post, so it is not supposed to bear any relation to that!| Silenced
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 9:58:10 AM

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Perfectly sequitur, even if you didn't mean it!
Hope123
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 11:22:29 AM

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Maybe Bob was gay, not grumpy?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 11:39:55 AM

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Hmmm. A bit of "Step ye gaily, here we go" for the New Year.

Epiphileon
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 11:49:46 AM

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Those guys are great Drago, I saw them at a Highland Games event here in New Hampshire.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 12:01:54 PM

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Yeah - besides being good musicians, they are a SHOW.

Well worth seeing.
will
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 3:46:40 PM
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Woah! Have I just been outed as an angry gay swan? Eh?


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Epiphileon
Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2019 3:18:11 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Yeah - besides being good musicians, they are a SHOW.


It was also my first introduction to Bag Rock, I was only like maybe 7 meters from the stage, it was an amazing experience beyond description.
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