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elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 29.04.2009 22:33

Good morning all.haa thats lovely annette..its almost like my story..i lived at number 6..and in number 11..there was this little blue eyed blond curly haired boy..micheal was his name..and every sunday for a few years he would come down at 1pm and give me a rose from his mams garden it was lovely..my family would say hers your little boy friend ..he was beauitfull..ah god kids are great they never hurt anyone..im off out have a nice day/night love lizxxx
Annette





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posted: 29.04.2009 20:39

There is a little boy (about 9 or 10 years old) who often stops at my doorstep on his way home from school and we change some words when I\'m in my garden. I don\'t know where he lives exactly but it can\'t be far away from us as I also saw him on the bicycle near here and playing on the street. When he passed by our house he sometimes asked for sweets and I sometimes gave him some in exchange for a little chat. Last year before Christmas I offered him a \'Lebkuchen\' (a German-style gingerbread) and he loved it. But we eat it just around Christmas and it\'s sold only in that time. This afternoon he passed by again and we chatted a bit. And he asked me for \'Lebkuchen\'... Can you imagine how disappointed he was when I had to tell him that he has to wait until next Christmas? And guess how I could distract him from his disappointment? Ha! I gave him a little jar of tadpoles!!! His mother will enjoy them... hehehehe

Annette

Location:
Germany


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posted: 29.04.2009 20:39

Oh, Treasa, that\'s so funny. In my mind I followed Val into the yard and his house and back. And I could really see him chewing on the note.

I got caught in Webbie\'s cleeks of the last days for some time and now I\'m late here again. But I loved all the cleeks and I love this GB. As Pat said, there is always something to learn and to see and to get to know from all over the world and I\'m grateful for that and I won\'t miss it anymore.

And as it is \'rambling day\' today I will tell you a little story, too.

Patricia





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posted: 29.04.2009 15:01

Loved that cleek, Webbie. I only had time for a quick look and listen, but will go back. I have to listen more than once to ge my ear tuned to the accent and catch what\'s being said. The dancing is like very polished American square dancing, generally you don\'t see it so coordinated, ours is usually a little more free-form, but it is great fun to do.

Thank you. Bye!

P

Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


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posted: 29.04.2009 14:41

Mornin\'...

Ha, Treasa, so Val had a 50 Euro breakfast and you had a 50 Euro laugh and the Bos had a 50 Euro lesson on where not to leave his money. Here, if you take the tattered bill to the bank, and they can determine that more than 1/2 of it is still left, they can exchange it for a new bill.

As Liz said, you painted a picture, that was a good way to describe it, I love to read ramblings from any of us, they tell what\'s in a person\'s mind and how they feel about things and makes us know and understand what makes a person tick. I would venture to say that ramblings on here have made me know some of you better than I know some people I\'ve been around in real life for many years. They\'ve never rambled with me.

I\'m off to town today. Y\'all Take Care.

P
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 29.04.2009 11:08

Have a good day /night all im off to bed now good night god bless .love lizxxx
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 29.04.2009 08:39

Treasa thats so beauitfull .no your not rammilng again you paint a lovely picture what life was like and real ..people worked hard then .yes the white washed walls they looked so clean..the roses outside the door and window boxes full of colour in them..god be with the days..yes your so right people cant wait to get what they want its all or nothing ..but all comes at a price now..more depth..ah welyou got val well trained haa a money dog..well you had to laugh its funny to think he tore it up..have a good day treasa love lizxxx
Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 29.04.2009 07:17



Oh to be back in the days of the whitewashed cottage and a lifestyle, where work was hard but at the end of the day you closed the door of your \'own\' cottage, and slept sound looking forward to the next day.

I\'m rambling again.....

Hope everyone is ok, got to run. Take care everyone, catch you all later.

Treasa.
  
Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 29.04.2009 07:16

The smoke from the open hearth rising lazily from the chimney... children playing or doing chores in the haggard. And in the evenings the old man sitting in his armchair in the corner, his gnarled hands folded in his lap, sucking on his pipe, and listening to the stories from the neighbours who dropped in.

Today it\'s different. The countryside is dotted with mansions, prize trophies, built with borrowed mortgages, which have no hope of ever being paid back. Young couples, who could see no black clouds, who lived the rich life for a year or two, and are now selling off the contents of their mansions bit by bit to meet next months mortgage repayment. I fear for them, and for their sanity.

Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 29.04.2009 07:15

Mark\'s \'Homes no more\' just really jolts the memory. I see Gleasures calendar from 1978, which is not so long ago remember... Anyone living in that house in 1978 in rural Kerry, would be indeed \'rich\'. Having a tin roof as opposed to a thatched roof was a real sign of wealth. If you can just imagine that house on a summer\'s day. The exterior walls gleaming from the \'whitewash\' (a lime based solution )which the woman of the house would have spent days labouring over. The interior walls would be painted in a distemper (more chawlky than lime) solution, usually in a yellow colour (and had a horrible smell).
Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 29.04.2009 07:14

Morning all. Nice bright morning so far. \'The Boss\' just lost 50 euro...... He was getting ready for work, and put a 50 euro note on the table meaning to put it in his pocket... However, Val had other ideas, grabbed the note and ran off into the yard with \'The Boss\' giving chase (this is Val\'s favourite game...) He wouldn\'t give up the note, ran into his house into the very back, chewed it a bit, then ran out again with half of it in his mouth, continued to chew, and then got fed up and left a trail of tiny pieces of the note around the yard...... Ooops, guess who\'s in the dog house... ME, for laughing so much!!!!

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 28.04.2009 23:47

Good morning all ..hey patrica we cant all call webbie darlin.you know it wouls spoil him..ah sure he is worth it ..not a cranky old fella is he ....ah dermots wee dog its so lovely ..they dont grow too big witch is nice...love lizxxx
Patricia





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posted: 28.04.2009 19:02

Thanks for the cleeks, Webbie, that is the book and writer that has started this movement, excellent book. It seemed to touch a chord with many people, every organization I know of uses it as a touchstone for new ways of thinking about kids and nature, and the banding together of environmental, church groups, government agencies from federal to local, etc. to try to do something about it is something I\'ve never seen before. It\'s almost a cultural revolution here. I think a lot of people have been uneasy about the new generation of kids raised in enclosed spaces with no freedom to explore the natural world and no reason to have any thoughts at all of anything except what\'s in their own safe little cages and themselves. Seems that now there\'s proof we are making our kids sick in a lot of ways, and nobody wants that.

Louv\'s a good speaker, easy to listen to, but I listened too long and now I must get back to doing some work.

See ya.

Patricia





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posted: 28.04.2009 14:00

Hey, Webbie Darlin\', you sneaked up on me while I was out posting. Yes, I loved Mark\'s video. Now I\'m sorry I said I would break your heart for sport. I take that back.

We have old abandoned houses here too, usually out in the country, sometimes the curtains are still in the windows. And a person always has to wonder what happened to the souls that were once there.

Mark has a beautiful talent in being able to communicate what inanimate objects \"say\", sculptors, painters, musicians have it and we all can \"hear\" it, even if we aren\'t aware that\'s going on. I didn\'t used to think of photography as an important \"art form, semi-artistic snob that I am, but I have to take that back, too. And I\'ve learned a lot of that from exposure to the POD, so Hugs and Kisses to you, Webbie.

P

P
  
Webmaster-Comment: ...now honey-bunch you are making me blush.....lorl. Agus pog mor duit fhein.
Patricia





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posted: 28.04.2009 13:35

You didn\'t say why your bowling banquet disappointed you and Mies, Mr. Mies, but I am sorry that happened. Nice program WA has for kids to fish, though. I think people all over have begun to realize that something is lost to today\'s children when they aren\'t encouraged to get outdoors and explore nature as children have always done before, and programs to change that are springing up everywhere. Very important book, \"Last Child in the Woods\" can\'t remember the name of the writer at the moment, a \"Richard\" somebody, 4 letters in the last name, I think (Alzeheimers! Alzeheimers!) worth reading.

I\'d better go have another coffee to cure the morning Alzeheimers I\'ve got. Mies and I both get better with coffee as the day goes on.

See Ya.

Y\'all have a nice day.

Pat

  
Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


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posted: 28.04.2009 13:08

Dermot, what a sweet puppy on CAM 5. Perfect name, he just looks like a \"Toby.\" Very nice shot, nice soft lighting on a nice soft subject.

I had to run Mark Westlake\'s Homes No More 3 times before I could leave it at all. There is something about old empty houses that reaches out to me...they whisper stories of the ones who once lived there somehow, something of them is still there. Wonderful colors and textures in that video, the rusty roofs, the old stones where the stucco has fallen off, old painted doors...a very human history in the tables and chairs and wall hangings and things left behind.

Thank you for making that one Mark, and thank you for letting us see it, Webbie. So many images pass by our eyes everyday and are not really worth registering, but those will stay in my mind for a long time.

P





  
Webmaster-Comment: I thought you would like that one. Looks like the houses would have been abandoned after the last occupant either moved into care or died. Seeing the clothes hanging up in one of the houses is quite poignant. Did you notice the wooden lintel over one of the windows?

Dermot's bow-wow is a beautiful little dog. It's a King Charles Spaniel, he tells me - 10 weeks old when that pic was taken.
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 28.04.2009 11:15

Im ogff to bed now good night god bless all.love lizxxx
Jack 2

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv
posted: 28.04.2009 09:02

Well folks it looks like the the Anzac feud is on again the Western Force (Western Australia)versus the Queensland Rabbitoes
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 28.04.2009 08:29

Good evening treasa oh our summer is over not that you wuld know it..yes one thing with here is the weather is beauitfull.sean and reghan are well thank god sean is 5 months today..a big bully haa...it will be nice to have your friend home ..ah that flu .god i hope its not too bad here its a worry..but please god it will be safe ..love lizxxx
Webbie

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 28.04.2009 07:32

Mark Westlake put together this video centred around 5 houses in Co Kerry.

  
Webmaster-Comment:
Homes No More
Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 28.04.2009 07:25

Morning all,

Overcast, rainy and rather cool this morning. But it\'s still only april.....

Mr. Mies, I remember you telling us about that kids\' tournament last year, and sending some photos around. Sorry to hear about the bowling banquet, and Mies had put a lot of work into it. She must be disappointed!

Liz, how is your summer going?

Hope everyone is keeping well, including Reghan and little Sean. Our friend from Oz is home next week, so we have to collect him at the airport.

Yes Patricia, really worrying about that flu. I would be so worried if my brother caught it. There are four samples being tested here at the minute. Hope they are all negative...

Hi Mike in Ca, keep checking LAX, someday I\'ll be there...

Hi Annette, seems like you are having lovely weather right now, (unlike us).

Hi Mar, Micilin, Steph, and everyone else.

Take care, catch you all later.

Treasa
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 28.04.2009 05:25

Hey thats great mr mies all te kids miss out on a lot now..they dont leave the computers ..and it helps them to be better in themselfs ..yes the kids need a guiding in their lifes..thank god for people like you..its wounderfull ..and gets the family together..good luck with the fishing ..ill be over for some ok..oh when is that big pork day..and apple sauce mmmmmmmmmmm ..yes just ring me up please love lizxxx
Mr Mies

Location:
USA - Washington


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posted: 28.04.2009 05:09

Thanks Liz-We got 650 of the rods done tonight & we\'ll finish them Thursday. The theory is put a rod in their hands & they will make their parents take them fishing next time. We get more kids involved in our sport, their parents buy fishing licenses, & everyone wins. Plus it gets them outside & away from their computers & video games. Many of the kids are from single parent homes & never do any thing outside. We have 6 or 7 fishing clubs that work the dock & beach baiting hooks & unhooking the fish. We hold it at a US Air Force resort & thy are very supportive of the program.
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 28.04.2009 00:10

Mr mies ah it does your heart good to know you can help in so many ways..it would be a better world if more people did that..god bless you i one said your a great man i still say it ..to you both mies also..love lizxxxx
Mr Mies

Location:
USA - Washington


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posted: 27.04.2009 23:48

Liz-Our Fishing Kids program is sponsored by our Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to get \"more kids fishing more often\" this is our 12th year & we have a 1000 kid limit & have been full all 12 years. It is a state wide program with 24 events held every year. For $5.00 they get to fish for 1 hour, a new rod & reel, & a t-shirt, & nobody leaves without catching a fish.