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Old 08-09-2003, 08:59 AM   #1
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There is a short article, with what appears to be a recent picture in it in the Toronto Star. Try either of these links. http://torontostar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...=1060121411175
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Click here: TheStar.com - 109 to be honoured with Order of Canada

I"ve forgotten how to post a picture so I'll leave it to someone else!
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Old 08-09-2003, 09:32 AM   #2
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Old 08-09-2003, 04:52 PM   #3
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Isn't teamwork great? BTW the question is rhetorical.

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Old 08-09-2003, 06:35 PM   #4
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Funny how the older Gord gets, the bigger his ears get! Anyone else notice that? Hmmm, maybe I have something to look forward to in another 20 years!
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Old 08-09-2003, 08:40 PM   #5
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Yep.lol I think they just appear bigger because he has lost so much weight. Even in his younger photos, his ears are big but were mostly covered with hair. Funny observation. I hope we don't get flamed for commenting on this. I rememeber when the sky came crashing down when that article was posted when Lightfoot ripped one in an interview.
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Old 08-09-2003, 09:23 PM   #6
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Well, I certainly hope nobody takes exception to my comment, Watchman. I don't mean anything derogatory by it. It's just an observation I've made lately. And I think you are correct, they are more pronounced most likely due to the illness and weight loss. GL is still my all-time favorite singer and performer. I figure anybody who owns everything he has ever released and has attended countless concerts is certainly entitled to a casual observation about his ears. Besides, the better to hear what he's playing, right?!?
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Old 08-09-2003, 10:16 PM   #7
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Of course it wasn't derogatory. But you must admit if you are honest with yourself, some tend to get really bent out of shape when someone talks of Lightfoot in any other fashion than "hero worship". I mentioned it in an attempt to shed some humor to the fact that things need not go to those extremes again. Just trying to nip it in the bud because someone was sure to gripe about it. I'd bet the ranch on it.

Yes, the ears must be what is responsible for the perfect tuning all these years.
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Old 08-10-2003, 07:03 AM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by SomewhereupinMichigan:
Funny how the older Gord gets, the bigger his ears get! Anyone else notice that? Hmmm, maybe I have something to look forward to in another 20 years!

Start looking forward to it. It's a medical fact that the ears and nose continue to grow throughout your lifetime, whereas the rest of your head doesn't. Also, the angle of your features changes. If I remember right, your forehead tilts back more, your eyebrow ridge moves out and everything below that kind of swings in, flattening the cheeks slightly and making the chin less prominent.
We have so much to look forward to, don't we?

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Old 08-10-2003, 09:04 AM   #9
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Gee Thanks Cath! Instant cure for my manic-depressive condition!
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:12 AM   #10
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I have to admit that is the most gaunt picture I have ever seen of Gord of late, the weight loss I can understand, my dad lost quite a bit with his abdominal surgery as well.
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:47 AM   #11
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I bet his weight is healthy for him. If he needs a few pounds, I got the perfect remedy. He can live for 2 months with my German grandmother. She forces you to eat whether your hungry or not. Even if you say "no thanks grandma, I just ate", you will still get huge portion of something in front of you. He would look like the Lightfoot of the late 70's in just a few short weeks.
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Old 08-10-2003, 02:34 PM   #12
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I really love this picture of him. He is
smiling, looking forward to the future.
He is alive!

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Old 08-10-2003, 05:35 PM   #13
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My ears keep growing as I get older??!! Great. I may as well change my name to Dumbo now and avoid the rush! "Well I've de-done seen about everything,when I see a Borderstone fly!" I'll have to get a job doubling as a taxicab door! " Pardon me while I go out and buy a thirty-gallon cowboy hat! : Later!

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Old 08-10-2003, 09:10 PM   #14
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
My ears keep growing as I get older??!! Great. I may as well change my name to Dumbo now and avoid the rush! "Well I've de-done seen about everything,when I see a Borderstone fly!" I'll have to get a job doubling as a taxicab door! " Pardon me while I go out and buy a thirty-gallon cowboy hat! : Later!



Take a look around at older people, B. The majority of them have big ears and noses. There's one thing you can look forward to. Your eyes don't grow. They stay the same size all through your lifetime.
Okay. Go buy that big hat now, or grow your hair out to cover your ears.

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Old 08-11-2003, 05:25 AM   #15
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Cathy,

That's actually good news in my case, I wear about an 8 1/4 hat and that's with my USMC haircut. And many styles stop at 7 3/4 which they call EXTRA LARGE, hah! So I can start growing my ears to match my head and look more like Lightfoot at the same time. Great days ahead, thanks.

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Old 08-11-2003, 07:04 AM   #16
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I don't have any problem with my nose and ears getting bigger as I age, I just wish my gut wouldn't
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Old 08-11-2003, 05:44 PM   #17
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Silverheels, I agree with you the look is hopeful and that is wonderful. No hero worship SUIM or Watchman just looking at a man still living...a great picture, ears and all.
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Old 08-11-2003, 06:48 PM   #18
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Old 08-11-2003, 09:19 PM   #19
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I agree Silverheels, he looks very hopeful and yet pensive like he is deep in good thoughts. Maybe his ears look big because the hair isn't curly and covering them like it was "back in the day".
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Old 08-11-2003, 09:20 PM   #20
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I don't really understand what the Order of Canada is, is there something similar here in the US?
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:02 PM   #21
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Oh who cares about his ears?

Cathy, really, did ya have to? Gods, I'm gonna have nightmares now I just know it. My nose is gonna get BIGGER?eek: Jeeze, I so did not need to know that. Anyone with some Prozac they'd like to share.

Course I suppose the chin thing might counter balance the whole . . . oh never mind. Jeeeze.


quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
Start looking forward to it. It's a medical fact that the ears and nose continue to grow throughout your lifetime, whereas the rest of your head doesn't. Also, the angle of your features changes. If I remember right, your forehead tilts back more, your eyebrow ridge moves out and everything below that kind of swings in, flattening the cheeks slightly and making the chin less prominent.
We have so much to look forward to, don't we?

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Old 08-12-2003, 06:45 AM   #22
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http://www.gg.ca/honours/order_e.asp

you can search for his name as ell.

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Old 08-12-2003, 11:35 AM   #23
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Thanks Char, it is quiet interesting and considering there are only 165 companions at a time it is more of an honour than I thought.
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Old 08-12-2003, 01:01 PM   #24
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Brink (Deb) Not being a Yank, I cannot give the definitive answer to your question. However, the award Harry Chapin got, 'Congressional Medal of Honour' I think, must rank quite high in the States.
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