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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Jan '16 06:201 edit
    "The wise do not buy into other people’s perceptions of who they are and what they are capable of. Instead, they bypass a person’s public persona and see who they are in their highest expression. When you see actions taken with integrity, instead of words only, you will then know a soul’s worth.”
    ―Shannon L. Alder
  2. Stargazing
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    11 Jan '16 06:23
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "The wise do not buy into other people’s perceptions of who they are and what they are capable of. Instead, they bypass a person’s public persona and see who they are in their highest expression. When you see actions taken with integrity, instead of words only, you will then know a soul’s worth.”
    ―Shannon L. Alder
    Has someone upset you again Grampy Bobby?
  3. Standard memberpawnpaw
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    11 Jan '16 08:00
    "time, however, wounds all heels
    time is the ultimate scorekeeper"

    How's your heels nowadays; better?
    Maybe tall boots will help? 😀
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Jan '16 09:59
    The Silken Tent

    She is as in a field a silken tent
    At midday when the sunny summer breeze
    Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent,
    So that in guys it gently sways at ease,
    And its supporting central cedar pole,
    That is its pinnacle to heavenward
    And signifies the sureness of the soul,
    Seems to owe naught to any single cord,
    But strictly held by none, is loosely bound
    By countless silken ties of love and thought
    To every thing on earth the compass round,
    And only by one's going slightly taut
    In the capriciousness of summer air
    Is of the slightlest bondage made aware.

    Robert Frost
    _________________

    Comment: This is one of a very few poems by famous poets which I actually adore
    (for reasons which though on topic would be inappropriate for disclosure here).
  5. Subscriberrookie54
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    11 Jan '16 16:52
    Originally posted by coquette
    I take back what I said about you before
    even though you did deserve it
    and it was true
    and everyone knows it
    i am shamed and humbled by yer gentle admonitions...
    i will begin my meditations now...
  6. Subscriberrookie54
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    11 Jan '16 16:52
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    You seriously underestimate coquette.
    Please respect her new thread by focusing on its topic rather than on other people.
    Thank you.
    blow me...
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    11 Jan '16 18:04
    Originally posted by rookie54
    blow me...
    honk, honk.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Jan '16 18:50
    Here's another of a very few poems by famous poets which I adore. Its title is such an understated misnomer;
    I've thought of these last few lines about this beautiful lady, apropos of this thread's original post,
    since first reading them decades ago. Enjoy...

    Poem In Prose

    This poem is for my wife.
    I have made it plainly and honestly:
    The mark is on it
    Like the burl on the knife.

    I have not made it for praise.
    She has no more need for praise
    Than summer has
    Or the bright days.

    In all that becomes a woman
    Her words and her ways are beautiful:
    Love's lovely duty,
    the well-swept room.

    Wherever she is there is sun
    And time and a sweet air:
    Peace is there,
    Work done.

    There are always curtains and flowers
    And candles and baked bread
    And a cloth spread
    And a clean house.

    Her voice when she sings is a voice
    At dawn by a freshening spring
    Where the wave leaps in the wind
    And rejoices.

    Wherever she is it is now.
    It is here where the apples are:
    Here in the stars,
    In the quick hour.

    The greatest and richest good,
    My own life to live in,
    This she has given me --

    If giver could.

    By Archibald MacLeish
  9. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    11 Jan '16 20:27
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    It has come to our attention that the Chief Tax Officer has contacted you concerning the New Leaf Tax. In case you were not already aware, for a one-time transfer fee of 100 SFr, we can substantially reduce your tax burden.

    Your new leaf will be in very safe hands.

    Yours,
    The Swiss Banker's Association

    PS we would be happy to send you a free leaflet.
    Dear Sir,

    It has come to our attention that you have been giving out free leaflets but have neglected to pay the annual 'free leaflet tax.' Please pay £1200 at your earliest convenience.

    Yours sincerely,

    Chief Tax Officer
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    11 Jan '16 21:57
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Dear Sir,

    It has come to our attention that you have been giving out free leaflets but have neglected to pay the annual 'free leaflet tax.' Please pay £1200 at your earliest convenience.

    Yours sincerely,

    Chief Tax Officer
    I think they may have a Charitable Registration number allowing them to forgo any taxes.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Jan '16 01:49
    “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” ―Shannon L. Alder
  12. Subscribermoonbus
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    12 Jan '16 21:16
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Dear Sir,

    It has come to our attention that you have been giving out free leaflets but have neglected to pay the annual 'free leaflet tax.' Please pay £1200 at your earliest convenience.

    Yours sincerely,

    Chief Tax Officer
    Dear Sir,

    May it come to your attention that free leaflets are free. As we have made zero profit on them, we are happy to transfer to your numbered Swiss bank account the sum of 0% of our profit on the free leaflets. Just fill in the attached forms in triplicate, notarized, citing your authorization etc. etc.

    Yours,

    The Swiss Bankers' Association

    PS There will be an annual service charge for opening and maintaining your Swiss bank account.

    PPS Would you care to receive one of our free flealets?
  13. Subscriberrookie54
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    12 Jan '16 21:35
    Originally posted by moonbus
    free flealets?
    thank you, universe, for unintended mirth...
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Jan '16 22:25
    Originally posted by coquette
    I am no longer going to be doing that other thing

    I will no longer give in to you know what

    I will be better than I was

    I will be more like I know that I can be

    I take back what I said about you before
    even though you did deserve it
    and it was true
    and everyone knows it
    and you did annoy everyone when you did and said those things
    and you real ...[text shortened]... orekeeper

    you are headed where you are headed

    as for me, i am here, at peace, with my new leaf
    Originally posted by coquette (OP)

    "... as for me, i am here, at peace, with my new leaf"
    ____________

    such a memorable concluding line....
  15. Subscribercoquette
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    13 Jan '16 05:37
    Amazingly successful thread
    Yet so short lived
    Is there a next show
    A page 2
    An encore?
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