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Auld Manriva

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  • Birthday 03/28/1951


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  1. Well .. would'ja take a gander at that. Some infant scrub what's never mucked a stall but is a professional latrine excavator has done took me outta' conteks' ... Some things never change! ?
  2. Many years ago in the old Pro Boards I posted a story about my father, who'd be 95 next June, and he not shuffled off this mortal coil 4 years ago. There was a Hall of Fame or sommat in the Infantry. I have no idea if it's still there or not, it could be in some archive or other. Any Road he was a teenaged Marine in WW2, injured on Iwo Jima, a 20-something tank commander/platoon leader in Korea, a tank battalion 1st Sgt. in Santo Domingo in the mid-sixties and a Sgt Maj to a Base Commander in Vietnam. I'm more impressed with 'Jolly Old's' way with Poppies, than I am with the incessant claptrap over here these days. Lovely post Tay ... though I would expect no less ❤️
  3. Himself (that'd be moi) would never consider ... oh nevermind ? . There is onliest one Regiment with the chutzpa to not be overwhelmed with the incredibleness that takes human form (more or less) in the person that stands here like the very picture of arrogance. That Regiment would without question be the Cavalry! Los caba'drin!!
  4. Oooof! Well slap my face and call me Chingachgook ... I'd have expected at most a hearty handshake; not some dame launchin' herself at me like some runaway 'futbol' playin' scrub. You KNOW how over-excited I can get! :P I take exception to that futbol playing thing. We do rugby. Oh that's right. All those people visiting to watch 'soccer' all them years ago, must have confuzzled me. RUGBY... that's the one where a herd o'guys wearin' the same 2 costumes dash about and look like they're scuffling over a stolen pig... Sorry.. I'd totally forgot that one. OH! Speakin' of forgot... Anybody been blowin' yer vuvuzuela lately?
  5. Oooof! Well slap my face and call me Chingachgook ... I'd have expected at most a hearty handshake; not some dame launchin' herself at me like some runaway 'futbol' playin' scrub.
  6. Taz are a bit of a bother. Horrid breath so I'm told. But these ... these can ruin an otherwise splendid outing.
  7. Happy Birthday your war shi.... errr... worship ... ummm... M'am ;)
  8. That's good to hear confirmed Lor, thank you. I had an image of her when I first saw the thing of her huddled up with two massive Hounds, wondering where Mr. Bill might be and sending out "Go Away, Go Away, Go Away" thoughts.
  9. One o'them teensy felines would make a fine addition t'the crew o'th Screamin' Catfish, patrollin' th'Bilge for evil, wicked, mean and nasty Rats, so it would.
  10. Brandon Sanderson Ladies and gentlemen, A Memory of Light--the final book in The Wheel of Time--has been finished. Like a lot of those who commented on FB, my emotions ran amok on reading this post and earlier ones last night. I imagine Brandon's are as well. Joy, Relief, Sadness, Amazement. Wow .. what a job he's done, no matter the differing views on his style/skill v. RJ. He's brought to fruition a tale that many of you have grown up with. That is an incredible gift. As one who read for near on 20 years the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'brian only to have him pass away whilst writing the 21st novel and leaving Jack Aubrey in the middle of the southern Atlantic having finally received his Admirals broad pennant was crushing. Especially as no one would or has yet, to pick the story up. Brandon has given WoT readers a wonderful gift.
  11. Please Miss .... Put the WoT doorstop on the floor in front of you, kick it towards me and step away .... NOW!
  12. Male Only it spewed this You Scored as al'Lan MandragoranCongratulations! You are al'Lan Mandragoran, Diademed Battle Lord and the King of the Malkieri. Bonded to Moiraine, then Myrelle and now to Nynaeve, also your wife, you feel torn between your love and your battle. Only you can make that choice, but you will make the right one. al'Lan Mandragoran 75% Rhuarc 69% Mat Cauthon 63% Loial 63% Logain Ablar 56% Perrin t'Bashere Aybara 50% Mazrim Taim 31% Rand al'Thor 25% Shai'tan 6% For me... the general one fit my imaginations' bill You Scored as Thom Merrilin You are Thom Merrilin. Like Thom, you are very talented, especially when it comes to stories and music. You were once a very important figure, but now you don't really have a place in life. You like to secretly suprise people. Thom Merrilin 90% Nynaeve al' Meara 60% al' Lan Mandragoran 55% Moiraine Damodred 55% Egwene al' Vere 45% Matrim Cauthon 40% Galadedrid Damodred 35% Elayne Trakand 30% Perrin Aybara 10% Rand al' Thor 5% I find it amusing that NYNAEVE shows up 2nd for me on the General Test, what with herself being my least fave of the Dos Rios gang .. she IS a bit more palatable these days though, I have to admit.
  13. Just so .. The Piedmont area of west/central Virgina, North and South Carolina is how I've always envisioned "The Mountains of Mist" .. not so tall as to create a Rain Shadow behind them but sufficiently rugged to make crossing difficult, (near impassable unless a gap or pass was found) as the Appalachian Range was until the mid 1700's. The Piedmont area also yields some fine tobacco. Swampy areas and Bogs abound there too, from the confluence of streams and rivers. Mining is a half billion dollar industry in NC with high quality gemstones commonplace. This of course was all common knowledge to Jordan.
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