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Old 12-13-2010, 03:53 PM   #51
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a ban on 'ugly' and its origins is now in effect..

deletions will be happening asap.
I would just observe that the tone of the postings from one dunker in this thread had been of a very poor quality

I had noticed that two material evidence postings have already been deleted
One gave what I assumed was a splendidly inventive fake URL for a suitable website for anybody to rant or complain on but it was indeed genuine. The other was the dunk's very forceful demonstration of her grasp of the Anglo Saxon vernacular using words that a one time pub landlord I knew used to try to persuade his clientel to leave at closing time "Go Forth and Multiply"
I personnally had never felt that Char was anti any of my three citizenships British Canadian and United States
I was writing a heartfelt tribute to the moderator so I'll be back later.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:40 PM   #52
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that post is still thre Sir John..and it's also in my reply as a 'quote'...
forever to be held dear..
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:39 PM   #53
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Nicely said Wes! As usual when I have strayed away from this wonderful place I come back and feel like I've missed something. I'll try and catch up.

Char has always been the glue that holds the board together. You won't ever meet a nicer lady - and she tarts up right nicely to boot.

Nice to see so many old (and new) folks still around - cheers all!

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Old 12-13-2010, 06:43 PM   #54
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Very true. Way back when I use to spam the board up with snide, childish threads, she was kind enough to let me back on after I matured a bit. Thank you, Char.
Thanks for reminding me of the good old days - blast from the past! Nice.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:30 PM   #55
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I thought I had stumbled into the Ozzy Osborne forum in error....however there is less diatribe and colourful verbiage on the Prince of Darkness's site.

“Peace on earth, good will towards men*

* and/or women – don't want to start an argument.

Let's put all this behind us and move on...'tis the season
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:36 PM   #56
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Thanks for reminding me of the good old days - blast from the past! Nice.

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Douglas has indeed matured - he just got his pilot's license!! congrats DMD3/Shutupanddeal/Douglas


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Old 12-13-2010, 11:51 PM   #57
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congratulations Douglas! VERY impressive accomplishment young man!!
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:30 AM   #58
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my goodness things have gotten a bit tense! I am not sure where all the insults have been in the postings, but this American, wife of a former military officer, resident of AZ and fan of toby keith is not insulted in any way. Let's hope this is all done and we can get back to honoring Lightfoot and thanking Char for a job well done.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:40 PM   #59
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Amen Lisa!

Char - I haven't been around much and just stumbled onto this, expecting to read only well-deserved praises of you from your many admirers. You sure don't deserve to be put through this kind of abuse, and that you persevere as our beloved moderator in spite of it just makes you that much more praise-worthy.

Have a wonderful holiday season.

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Old 12-14-2010, 12:56 PM   #60
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Season's Greetings, Tim..(for newbies, Tim is one of the mega-talents here!)


*time 'n time again, this place has reminded me of Whoville and we, the Whos

even when the Grinch(es) try steal the spirit from the moderator & members

...we cross our arms and keep on singing

Cheers, all
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"fahoo furus, dahoo forus....welcome Christmas (and new members)


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Old 12-14-2010, 01:02 PM   #61
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Thanks jj, to you too!
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:06 PM   #62
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LOL - we JUST this moment finished watching The Grinch...the animated cartoon version of old..

Thanks to all who have shown support for me and the good folks who post here and those who stop by to read. We all try to make this a comfortable place, somewhere that even G.L. would be happy to stop by.
Hopefully we'll move forward with good will, peace and respect for one another.

For those who like that sort of thing then it's the sort of thing you'll like.

For those who feel otherwise - move on.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and PEACE to all.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:19 PM   #63
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...and those who stop by to read
hopefully the new ones find us when googling: WE ARE HERE, WE ARE HERE! lol

YouTube - Horton Hears a Who - We Are Here

the new version of Horton aint bad at all...make it a total Seuss day in Whitby

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Old 12-14-2010, 08:08 PM   #64
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Wow, it seems I missed the fire storm while I was back home in Newfoundland celebrating birthdays and Christmas all in one two week session. But it was some time!

Now, about Charlene?

In a nutshell, she's the greatest!

Even before I had a computer and was unaware that there was all this amazing stuff happening for Gordon Lightfoot fans on the internet, Charlene had opened the door of her home to fans who came to Ontario to celebrate the music of Gordon Lightfoot and connect with each other in person.

She held a barbeque and shared her home with those folks. They played the music, sang the songs and when I eventually discovered there were video tapes available which were taken at that event, she made copies and sent them to me here in Vancouver and asked for nothing back. She never asks for anything back.

She has done things too numerous to mention in the way of helping out and making folks comfortable when they come to Toronto for the Massey shows etc.

She's a professional in her work and Gordon Lightfoot works with a lot of professional people.

That's precisely why HE phones HER.

She goes over and above the call of duty in the job she does here and it would take a very special person to walk in her shoes if we ever lost her.

You hang in there gal. The team stands behind you.

Sort of "we'll do more than just tag along."

Cheers,

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:07 PM   #65
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Hey RJ - there you are! Hope your trip back to the rock was wonderful. How was your mum's 95th? Yep you missed the kerfuffle but all's good now...
thanks for tagging along with me..
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:05 AM   #66
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The trip was very wonderful Char.

If I can come in on a close second to my Mom if and when I'm her age I'll be quite happy. That gal is my barometer.

She told my niece who works in the financial world that she was intrigued about how the world monetarial system works and asked my niece if she would explain it to her.
I became mentally fatigued trying to follow the conversation and retired to the cognac section of the bar.

There was plenty of song and dance happening and "Song For a Winter's Night" was the top request. Gord is very popular in Nfld. and he traditionally performs concerts there.

In the sixties he did a tour of communities along the southern coast with Red Shea and John Stockfish.

It's good to be back and more so to hear all is good now.

Hugs.

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Old 12-15-2010, 07:20 PM   #67
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Good golly Miss Molly, I step away for a few days and zowie! Just wanted to check in and say yes I am still in the land of the (snow-covered) living and wish everyone an early happy holidays.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:08 PM   #68
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Wow! I don't check this site as often as I once did but I tell you I'm much taken aback but what I've read here. Like others, I started out reading a much deserved pat on the back/hugs galore.

Char, we've had minimal contact but I recall once before posting regarding your supposed "Anti-American" sentiments and how I've never even remotely seen that. One of the things that I have found here is that our "love" (not idolatry) of GL is borderless and is one of the things that SHOULD show us that we have much in common. As an American and the daughter of a D-Day survivor who I consider one of my heroes, I can still step far enough away from that to see that other countries do not always view us as we view ourselves. It's also true of us as people. Doesn't make either of us right or wrong...it's all just opinions. Some opinions, however, should be voiced privately but, when made public, you have no choice but to respond. And more power to you, girl!! I'm not sure I would have been so restrained.

Please keep up the good work you do everyday and know that, even when we forget to say thank you, most people here appreciate what you do for GL & for us.

Happy Holidays to all & blessings for 2011!
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:40 PM   #69
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Hi Annie!!! [ Missed ya!
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:53 AM   #70
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nice post, Lady A....and great to see Annie and B back, and have rj 'home' again
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