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Postby general jack o'niell » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:45 pm

thanks for that petewick but since i started these new pills i'm no longer p!shing mare.

very interesting story about john paul jones, hope all those fishermen coming oot the church had been absolved of all their lies told during the week before they donned their wives attire and started parading aboot, reminds me of a gala day in the 70's when several elder statesmen of the fishing fraternity donned female garb and paraded thru the streets, i seem to recall kemmel wearing a rather fetching hat and overmuch lipstick, before an unsuccessful attempt at the greasy pole later that same day!!!

i do believe i have pictures somewhere of several of them, and i think they are all no longer with us.
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Scotlands Influence

Postby FlyingDragon » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:14 am

Scotland had a great influence on the founding of freedoms in the colonies. They actually are quite the adventurers and inventors. As I read through Scottish history, I can only say the people here always remain free in spirit and mind. Nothing seems to prevent them from supporting liberties cause.
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Postby general jack o'niell » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:55 pm

at last, someone who can go even further off thread than me!!! even i'm confused with that one?
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Postby Annie » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:14 pm

Ach, General! Jees get yersel' in thon aul' cupboard and dig oot the photys will ye!!!
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Postby Father Jack » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:02 pm

general jack o'niell wrote:at last, someone who can go even further off thread than me!!! even i'm confused with that one?


That would be an ecumenical matter.
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Postby general jack o'niell » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:31 pm

cup of tea father jack?
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Postby bill » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:35 pm

DRINK! DRINK! FECK! DRINK!
I know my Summer'll never come
I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Postby Annie » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:31 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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Postby jock the boat » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:56 am

dgraves wrote:Thanks, JD, for the pictures. I can imagine myself walking along the path..and I will someday. :D The well looks like a holy font.


why do you no post anymore?
no 1 will want to play with me once the bloody swimming pool opens. toot toot. except Gen Jack
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:10 am

Jock, I have been wondering the same thing quite a bit. She had gotten a new job, but then she just dropped off totally. I miss her. Dorian, if you're out there, speak to us! :shock:
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Postby Sweltered » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:55 am

Not missng Flying dragon too? :wink:
OOH did they knock down McCaigs folly.....
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:40 pm

Unfortunately, Flying Dragon hasn't had the pleasure of my acquaintance ... (who is that?)
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Postby general jack o'niell » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:02 pm

he's naw local but he appears to be history, discuss
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Postby bill » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:24 pm

Sweltered wrote:Not missng Flying dragon too? :wink:


For the short time he posted I managed to annoy him big time.I wonder why ? ? ?
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Re:

Postby petewick » Sat Mar 05, 2022 1:18 pm

Debi.D wrote:I took my son and Hubby to Saddell Abbey when I was home on holiday in august last year. I noticed from what I could make out of the dates on most of the gravestones that they were babies or in early childhood when they died. Some were siblings dying a few months apart, I just assumed the skull and crossbones meant they died of the plague. We also ventured over to Saddell Bay and Castle, it was just a lovely peaceful time.


Skull and crossbones are a symbol of our mortality, there sometimes an hoiur glass engraved to
remind us of the sands of time eventually run out.
Can't think of any plague outbreaks this far north.
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