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  1. Re: From the Lone Shieling....On Cape Breton Island

    I read this post some time ago, started to reread it this morning thinking for the first time, which wasn't so.....the poster might enjoy, or maybe already has, Alistair Macleod's, "No Great...
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    the referendum

    Cannot find a thread but my understanding it that the UK is leaving the ecc and that this would be a great time to buy pounds; appears the brit pound has plunged. I could not find a breakdown but...
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    Re: Newsletter 15th April 2016

    They also had a deal with the US postal service, opened a lot of letters going to Germany from the states. Another deal had them give credit to J Edgar for some of their finds in exchange for the FBI...
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    Re: Newsletter 15th April 2016

    Alistair: I may have missed something but was William (Bill) Stephenson not in charge of the British Spy network based in New York; I did read "The man called Intrepid" some years ago.
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    Re: presenting a shamrock

    I am no longer sure of where she was born, three versions of her birth are mentioned on a site I visited, two separate places in England, both near to where her family (her Mother for sure) were...
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    Re: presenting a shamrock

    Thank you Alistair, I had no idea.....I am not exactly a royalist but the lady was very special.
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    presenting a shamrock

    Did a bit of reading in regards John McCormack which led me to "The Minstrel Boy" which led me to the late Queen Mum and I read where, every year on St. Patrick's Day, she presented a shamrock to the...
  8. Thread: A Wee Poem

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    Re: A Wee Poem

    Right after the war, my brother was the last prisoner to come home; he had escaped a few months before the war ended and when his camp was liberated, he was drafted by the Americans because, captured...
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    Re: Newsletter 26th February 2016

    Confused, not for the first time; the amount of information (opinion) and the variety of subjects on this thread is overwhelming. That said, and I must admit to distrust and dislike of Cameron, but,...
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    Re: Newsletter discussion 11th December 2015

    Alistair, "food for thought", enough to satisfy a multitude of gluttons. Change, no doubt needed, overwhelming change far too difficult to accept. 70% tax and the sound of a slamming door comes to...
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    Re: Newsletter 11th December 2015

    A lot of good points Alistair and there is no doubt that the SNP is not all it purports to be. I am mostly a New Democrat here, have been since the sixties, but the NDP now is not what it was, very...
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    Re: Newsletter 11th December 2015

    Alistair I had to google cybernats and I think, though not positive, that in your view I am one, have been for a number of years, from before I learned of the Declaration of Arbroath. I think the...
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    Re: Newsletter 27th November 2015

    Alastair I was beginning to think I had made it up.
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    Re: Newsletter 27th November 2015

    Was it not part of "The Dodgy Dossier..... as reported by Brian Wilson ?
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    Re: Newsletter 27th November 2015

    Alex Bell: I definitely wouldn't believe all he wrote. No idea who he is working for now but his article reeks of self serving. Ontario under Harris privatized a number of government services (think...
  16. Thread: "geysers"

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    Re: "geysers"

    Ranald: did the post and later had a re-think....Henderson's Farm, Perth, Crieff Road, my family lived in Ruthven Place, across a field from Pullers dye works but the swedes came from my Dad's garden...
  17. Thread: "geysers"

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    Re: "geysers"

    pumpkins are far easier
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    Re: "geysers"

    loved that post and it reminded me of the "turnips", seem to recall they were "neeps", "swedes" were far tastier, especially when stolen from Henderson's farm.
  19. Thread: "geysers"

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    "geysers"

    The spelling might no be correct but what i'm looking for is the time of year when we (laddies in Perth) went door to door and the first song was, "tramp, tramp, tramp the boys are marching, we are...
  20. Thread: brunch

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    Re: brunch

    Glegalass, i've never had pickles with ice cream (couldn't resist typing that) but I do enjoy maple syrup with french toast. The combination which I find to be a mismatch is the beans and maple...
  21. Thread: brunch

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    Re: brunch

    should I or shouldn't I....far too small a freezer and haggis is not going to replace one of the ice creams.
  22. Thread: brunch

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    Re: brunch

    liked your post, it made me smile, haven't had haggis for a number of years.
  23. Thread: brunch

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    brunch

    System asked if I was enjoying my Sunday brunch and I must say, "yes I did", french toast with maple syrup and sausages.
  24. Thread: Senechal

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    Re: Senechal

    Ranald:
    I had read that, Ranald, and had noticed the "Senechal" thread/topic and that was the reason for my inquiry, simply do not remember having seen or heard Senechal before reading this site;...
  25. Thread: Senechal

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    Senechal

    Wondering why "Senechal" is used. It may have been used in parts of Scotland but cannot recall any use of that in Perth.
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