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    Food for thought

    As you read this you are the oldest you've ever been!

    To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

    Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

    You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

    To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

    One for us 'more mature' members -

    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    Mike, the last one applies to me too. But as time goes on younger seniors will start looking for me ... and that's good because I'll most likely be lost somewhere.

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    Lars, you're only a youngster yet, wait until you pass four score!
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Lars, you're only a youngster yet, wait until you pass four score!
    For me, that's less than 3 years to go. I just posted a photo taken on July 24, 1965 at the RC chapel in Camp Borden Ontario. I can't believe how skinny I was! You can see why I couldn't escape from her ... with friends like those it would have been painful.
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    Hello Mike glad to see you are still alive I thought you had snuffed it
    Still a bit worried about teddy............but only a little bit.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Teddy has deserted to social meeja, farcebook etc, seems as though more and more are falling by that wayside.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Yes Mike or other forums, I have gone back to TC, I tried out Good Music Guide but it was mainly for lovers of modern and avant garde, Bright Cecelia closed down and a few others have less activity than we do at MIMF.

    Any way its good to know you are alive and kicking one of my neighbours died last tue and just heard another one died about the same time, one in her 92nd year and the other about 60 we are a small community but very private.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if Teddy has deserted to social meeja, farcebook etc, seems as though more and more are falling by that wayside.
    Yeah, I've been wondering about Teddy myself lately too. Last activity was Dec 2016.

    [QUOTE=JHC;180422]Yes Mike or other forums, I have gone back to TC, I tried out Good Music Guide but it was mainly for lovers of modern and avant garde, Bright Cecelia closed down and a few others have less activity than we do at MIMF.

    TC is flourishing with activity, and tops GMG in total thread/post count. I am on one other forum related to organs in general and participate in several organ related groups on Facebook on a regular basis, although FB is getting really nasty with too many Ads lately ... every other entry from family/friends is two or three ads.

    Curious to know what happened to Bright Cecelia ... it was one of TC's fiercest competitors for a long while. Many had migrated from TC to BC over the years, but a good number have since returned.

    The classical forum on Amazon was also banning/blocking good standing members for no reason since January, so TC had inherited many of their former members as well.

    I would love to see MIMF return to the days of 2007-2010. Many of the old timers (by "old" I am not referring to age ) have just vanished. I've tried to reach out via email to some of them and never get a reply, so it's all a big mystery for me what actually happened to them.

    Anyway, enjoying the cooler temps during our 'monsoon season' of rain/thunderstorms most afternoons, and of course my new church position that I filled last September. Mary is off to Ireland in September - I'm staying put with the two cats, and of course my church work on the weekends.

    Lars

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    I think when a forum falls below critical mass it is doomed at least 99% of the time. with BC there were at most about half a dozen posters at the end.
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    Food and thought are stupid IMO

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    i am big fan of fast food

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Albert! My father was in Camp Borden when the war ended.
    He tried to sign up at the start of the war,
    but he was only 5'5" and 145 pounds, only taken towards the end.
    When I was on the road I made a point of driving by, so I was there.
    After the war, he went to the Page Hersey steel factory, and was told he was too small.
    He went every morning for a month until they decided to hire him.
    He wanted to marry my mother, meeting her at the Cotton Mill before he signed up.
    He worked for 33 years without a lost time accident until he had his first heart attack.

    Congratulations for having a well-dressed bride, being a well-groomed husband,
    with so many friends for such a formal and dignified wedding.
    Thank you John. My Dad was in Camp Borden while your dad was there. He was smaller than yours: 5'4 1/2 (Don't forget the half inch) when he signed up. He taught rifle throughout the war and was p***ed off that he never got to go overseas. They told him he was too old, having been born Friday 13 January 1905. He left us 9 October 2007.

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    My Dad taught people how to use the rifles. He did not engage in the live firing training exercises. He also taught me to respect the weapon and what it could do. The .303 British calibre that the Royal Enfield rifles used is still one of the most versatile ammunition there is, although no-one seems to respect it any more except the Canadian Federal Possession and Acquisition paperwork. We owned and hunted with two Enfield rifles: a pattern 1914 used as a sniper rifle until 1943 according to some sources. Very accurate, that we used to hunt in open terrain, and a sporterized Mark V (shortened barrel, stripped down stock) that we used in wooded country. We also had side-by-side shotguns in 12 and 16 calibre, the ubiquitous Cooie .22 (ours was branded Army & Navy), and absolutely delightful Winchester 22 magazine fed bolt action that my mother used to get two (2) Dominion Marksman shields, although she never went hunting.

    I sold the whole lot to a collector a few years ago. Since my burnout in 1967 (NATO service in West Germany in Tactical Nuclear Weapon period) I have never fired a weapon. He bought the shotguns, 22's and sporterized Enfield reluctantly, but it was the only completely original P14 he had ever seen and wanted it desperately, so he bought the whole lot and a gun case for it.

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    Wanting something desperately was perhaps an unfortunate wording. The rifle has not been fired since 1963. The collector is one who is interested in weapons with history behind them, and wanted a P14 Lee Enfield in the worst way. He had and has no intention of ever putting ammunition in it, let alone fire it. I'm on your mother's side of things, by the way. She was an honest person, apparently. Those poor soldiers were not the faulty people in any way. They were draftees, just like many millions over the years. They were lucky to land in Canada.
    Last edited by Albert; Mar-05-2018 at 20:54.

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