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Post by Altair on Sat 22 Dec 2007, 10:39 pm

A couple from Winston Churchill ...

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said ... namely, that I inspired the nation ... It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. I also hope that I sometimes suggested to the lion the right place to use its claws. (1954)
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Post by Altair on Sat 22 Dec 2007, 10:48 pm

A couple from the war years ... I love the 'fight on the beaches' quote:

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. (1940)

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. (on the Battle of Britain, 1940)

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. (on the Battle of Egypt, 1942)

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped up in a mystery inside an enigma. (1941)

What is our policy? ... To wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. (1940)

What is our aim? ... Victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror; victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. (1940)

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. (1940)

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. (1945)
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Post by Angeo on Sun 23 Dec 2007, 2:55 am

What an inspiring and witty polymath old Winnie was. And I might add, a Sagittarius like myself and our handsome young 'The Rise'.

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Post by Altair on Mon 31 Dec 2007, 1:23 pm

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

~ William Arthur Ward


One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs


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Post by laceyface on Tue 01 Jan 2008, 2:46 am

Found a couple of NY related quotes... Hope they make you smile =)

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~Author Unknown

And... I remembered our chat on being optimists and pessimists the other night, which made me chuckle when I read this one...

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan
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Post by Angeo on Tue 22 Jan 2008, 8:54 pm

Able Seaman Shannon Rankine wrote:

". . . November 26 was upon us before we knew it and Seaman
Riseley stepped up to the challenge to not only do vocals
but play the drums so that we could do entering harbour in
Sydney. He did a fantastic job and this is definitely one
young guy to keep an eye on. I am sure that he will have a
very successful career.
He is also to be commended for his
outstanding contribution to the numerous memorial services
held whilst onboard. . . .

RAN BAND NEWS
ISSUE NUMBER 3 OF 19 JANUARY 2004
Article : 'TOUR DE FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST'

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Post by amanda-renee on Tue 22 Jan 2008, 9:05 pm

awwww see even back then they knew our man had talent. hats off to carl riseley. waahoo!!!! trumpet/drums yeah!!!
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Post by sensor on Sat 09 Feb 2008, 10:48 pm

The Song of Hiawatha is one of my favourite poems - it melts my heart. This is part of another poem called The Psalm of Life:

Let us then, be up and doing
With a heart for any fate
Still achieving, still pursuing
Learn to labour and to wait. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


And for Carl:
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. Mahatma Gandhi


Police arrested two kids yesterday. One was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other off. Tommy Cooper
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Post by Altair on Sun 17 Feb 2008, 12:09 am

sensor wrote:
Police arrested two kids yesterday. One was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other off. Tommy Cooper

lol!
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Post by Altair on Sun 17 Feb 2008, 12:14 am

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ~ Author Unknown
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Post by sensor on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 11:45 am

That's just become my new favourite quote - it's really something.
Especially since I've just discovered I'm going to be an Aunty for the first time!! Woohoo!!!

I don't know what Aunts actually do in the grand scheme of things, except be there; but I think being a friend is a great first step; and playing their song back, if they forget the words - think I can do that...

I'm going on a spending spree for baby clothes - all neutral of course; and classical CDs - they're supposed to stimulate intelligence - and maybe some baby-calming CDs to help him/her sleep...

And then I'm just going to spoil her/him rotten and the parents can suffer the consequences!! (That's a payback, for all the times my bro. teased/ignored/humiliated me!! hehehe )

Woohoo, I'm going to be an Aunty!! I love you
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Post by amanda-renee on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 12:22 pm

congrats sensor that is so exciting, i can't wait to be an aunty but i have a feeling i may be a mother before an aunty especially as im the oldest in my family but who knows. so when is your sibling (bro or sis) baby due?
congrats again.
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Post by sensor on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 2:42 pm

Thanks a-r!! Didn't know that such everyday-life type news could have me so stoked!! It's my older bro; and the baby is due early September. Can't wait to meet him/her!!
(Just had a wicked thought - hope I'm the favourite Aunt!! - hehe) Razz

My godz, I'm actually getting clucky...affraid

a-r, you'll be a great Mum one day; and if your child inherits your love of music and poetry, they'll be doubly blessed...I love you
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Post by amanda-renee on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 3:01 pm

thanks sensor,
thats so nice of you to say, i reckon you'd be a kick ass aunty to. and you know what i reckon you will be his/her favourite aunty.
waahoo!!!!!!!!
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Post by sensor on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 3:12 pm

Aww!!! You're making me cry a-r!!
I hope I'll be a great aunty - want to do it right anyway...

Just thought- Carl's CD would be so wonderful for a baby to be hearing - smooth swing; gentle, soothing low notes; crooning trumpet; and a few wild numbers just for interest!!
Yup, definitely adding that to the list!! Very Happy
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Post by Altair on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 8:00 pm

Congratulations Sensor!

I don't know what Aunts actually do in the grand scheme of things, except be there; but I think being a friend is a great first step; and playing their song back, if they forget the words - think I can do that...

that's such a lovely thing you've just said ... I love how you related that quote to your impending aunty-ness ... oh you are going to be a wonderful Aunty! I love you :cheers:
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Post by amanda-renee on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 8:15 pm

yes you will definately be a great aunty if you introduce him/her to the soft musical talent of carl riseley. i think every baby should be introduced to such a musical influence, and then we might have a wave of sensitive, caring humans in the future just like our honey man carl.
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Post by laceyface on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 8:29 pm

Awww... congratulations Sens!! That's wonderful, amazing news!!

I don't know what Aunts actually do in the grand scheme of things, except be there; but I think being a friend is a great first step; and playing their song back, if they forget the words - think I can do that...

That's what my favourite Aunt is to me... and if you do that to your gorgeous little niece/nephew they're going to love you with all they can. I love you
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Post by Kris on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 9:27 pm

Congrats Sensor xx

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Post by sensor on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 10:41 pm

Thanks guys for all the nice thoughts and wishes!! You give me confidence!!

And thanks alty for that beautiful, amazingly-timed quote. It's already special to me; and I'll keep it as a connection between tiny bubbalicious and me, always...
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Post by Angeo on Tue 19 Feb 2008, 2:10 am

Congratulations on impeding Auntydom Sensor! But I have to ask, have the expectant couple had their scan yet?

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared:


twins.


Josh Billings

This quote came up on my bunch-of-dates when I just discovered I was expecting twins! That was over 8 years ago now! Incidentally, our ob didn't pick up twins in the first scan. We didn't find out until 3 months preggers.

(what the ?- I was tired when I wrote the last post, I was 5 months when I got the twins news ). affraid


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Post by sensor on Tue 19 Feb 2008, 8:07 am

- the ultimate payback for my big bro!!! Twins!!

Well now you've thrown me - hadn't even thought about twins!! Having enough trouble getting my head around one. hehe

I don't think they've had a scan yet - maybe a bit too early still...

I couldn't think of anything more sublime in theory, than twins; however I imagine it would be a very different reality...
Your twins must make for an exceptionally busy, exhausting, never-boring life!! I bet they're gorgeous...

Hmmm. Tiny Bubbalicious by 2???

Thanks for the wishes and love that quote!!!
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Post by Angeo on Tue 19 Feb 2008, 9:58 am

Fingers crossed you get your payback! And all the delight and exhaustion any number of children bring. The great thing about being an Aunty is you can hand them back!!

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Post by Altair on Tue 19 Feb 2008, 2:25 pm

sensor wrote:Thanks guys for all the nice thoughts and wishes!! You give me confidence!!

And thanks alty for that beautiful, amazingly-timed quote. It's already special to me; and I'll keep it as a connection between tiny bubbalicious and me, always...

You're more than welcome
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Post by Altair on Thu 21 Feb 2008, 12:22 pm

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~ Zora Neale Hurston
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Post by sensor on Fri 22 Feb 2008, 5:56 am

Can't help myself. A couple more Cooperisms:

'I went to buy some camouflage pants, but I couldn't find any'...


Woman: Doctor, I have back pain.
Doctor: You're getting old.
Woman: I want another opinion.
Doctor: Okay, you're ugly as well. ~ Tommy Cooper
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Post by Altair on Fri 22 Feb 2008, 9:57 am

lol! They're a crack up, sensor. Any more? Very Happy

Okay, here's one that I really love ... I burst out laughing the first time I read it:

Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already. ~Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères, 1688
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Post by sensor on Fri 22 Feb 2008, 10:56 am

My wife was furious with me. She said, "you'll drive me to my grave." I had the car out in 30 seconds.

A guy goes to a psychiatrist wearing only clingfilm for shorts. The shrink says, "well I can clearly see you're nuts". Shocked Shocked

~ Tommy Cooper

Love your childhood quote. However could any child possibly be that horrendous??? I know I wasn't (?) - then again, I'm not a boy, so I'm out of the firing line!! hehe

Nice to know a male feminist existed back then!!
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Post by Altair on Fri 22 Feb 2008, 12:50 pm

sensor wrote:A guy goes to a psychiatrist wearing only clingfilm for shorts. The shrink says, "well I can clearly see you're nuts". Shocked Shocked

~ Tommy Cooper


oh, that's so good! I'm going to tell that one to my husband tonight.

Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it. ~Not Your Average Dictionary

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
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Post by Altair on Tue 04 Mar 2008, 6:39 pm

^ My friends from Qld came over on the train ... they had a stop-over in Kalgoorlie and my g/f was telling me the stories of how the pubs tried to circumvent the decency/hygiene laws (apparently selling booze sans clothing was illegal hehe). Anyway, one of the ways they tried to get around it was by wearing clingfilm/gladwrap ... of course, I had to add my little bit "speaking of gladwrap .... " hehehehehee ... thanks again Sensor ... great timing! :lol:
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