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hippiechick

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Posted: Mar 31, 2012 - 9:55am

Cesar Chavez: A True American Hero


NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 2:42pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

We have a winner!
 
What was he called?

 
Well, blow me, my family has been telling me fibs. There is no way my great-grandfather could have been on a Shackelton ship as their first sibling was born in 1890 and my great grandfather was born in 1850, which means he probably arrived in NZ in 1880 plus or minus 5 or ten years...  Now, who told me that story about Shackelton??  Is it too early to wake the dead? I want answers!!
The German woman bit though is true. I've traced her line back to a small village in North Germany.
hobiejoe

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:51pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

.. and my great granddad was his stoker on an earlier voyage, got injured and went to NZ to convalesce, met the wild daughter of German immigrants and our line was born... I kid you not.

 
We have a winner!
 
What was he called?
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:07pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.

 
An absolutely fascinating story!
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:04pm

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i never knew the Royal Navy was a sport.

 
Water polo with real sea horses. {#Lol}
buzz

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:02pm

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Royal Navy, sport.

 



i never knew the Royal Navy was a sport.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:01pm

 buzz wrote:


he was a registered nurse?

 

Royal Navy, sport.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:58pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

Fair point. I thought rather an epic tale of heroic yet ultimately tragically futile endeavour. Very British.
 
For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.

 
I saw a really good exhibition on Shackleton last time I was at The National Museum at Collins Barracks, Dublin
There was a ship on display in the courtyard but I don't recall if it was related or not.  
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:58pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
Actually, yesterday in history, but very much worth marking:
 
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott RN made his last diary entry 100 years ago.



 



he was a registered nurse?
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:49pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

Fair point. I thought rather an epic tale of heroic yet ultimately tragically futile endeavour. Very British.
 
For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.

 
.. and my great granddad was his stoker on an earlier voyage, got injured and went to NZ to convalesce, met the wild daughter of German immigrants and our line was born... I kid you not.
hobiejoe

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:46pm

 oldslabsides wrote:


This has been your Danny Downer moment.

 
Fair point. I thought rather an epic tale of heroic yet ultimately tragically futile endeavour. Very British.
 
For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:04pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
Actually, yesterday in history, but very much worth marking:
 
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott RN made his last diary entry 100 years ago.

 

This has been your Danny Downer moment.


hobiejoe

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:54am

Actually, yesterday in history, but very much worth marking:
 
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott RN made his last diary entry 100 years ago.


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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:48am

 jagdriver wrote:

Hmmmm.... like suitcases..... waiting to go somewhere!

 
Wow! That is a powerful insight! Thanks!
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:45am

 hippiechick wrote:

Well, right now I don't feel that great physically, but I get the point.

Until you have lost almost everything —- your ability to support yourself, the respect of your children, most of your worldly goods —- it's impossible to understand. I am an empty shell.
 
Hmmmm.... like suitcases..... waiting to go somewhere!


hippiechick

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:45am

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Oh, I understand everything you mean, honey...  keep your chin up...  relax and have some fun...  don't hesitate to seek professional help...  find a pro to talk to about this stuff...  you hang in there...  you know I love you, and I think you are a marvelous person...

 

 
Thank you Dear.

btw, shrinks cost $$$. There is no such thing as free help.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:37am

 romeotuma wrote:

That is true...  but if you feel good physically, then it is all trivial...  that is important for you to understand...  you have no idea how lucky you are...  read the last stanza of the poem I posted...

 

 
Well, right now I don't feel that great physically, but I get the point.

Until you have lost almost everything —- your ability to support yourself, the respect of your children, most of your worldly goods —- it's impossible to understand. I am an empty shell.

hippiechick

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:28am

 romeotuma wrote:


That means you had a new beginning, honey...


don't look back at the past with any regrets...  that's what Nietzsche says, because in eternal return, you will be doing it again, so think positive...  it's all perspective that you choose...



20 Ways to Get Good Karma

Instructions for Life by The Dalai Lama

2.When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

 

 
It's difficult for anyone to understand the profound affect this has had on my life.
hippiechick

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:15am

Three years ago today, my life as I knew it came to an abrupt end.
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Posted: Mar 28, 2012 - 6:41am

1809: In a rare occurance, a French army is victorious at the Battle of Medellin in Spain.
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