Class of '02 v4: 2017 - now we are 15

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Postby SilverScribe » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:53 pm

kaya wrote:Lol, Scribbles, I'm sure the one in the US is lovely too, but I'm definitely talking about British Columbia.


OOOOOOOOO!!! That's not terribly far from where we like to visit in BC - Christina Lake! Hmmmmmm, maybe, just maybe, we could arrange a meet n' greet! Keep me posted too!

Hehehe . . . look out! =:)

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Postby Rholarowyn » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Telta, Sil, Guru, and everyone else :hihi:

It is good to see the place is still here, even though I missed all the PHP fuss.

Is there some unofficial planning going on for a TORC moot in the Northeastern part of the US? Curious minds want to know!

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your story does more than just function--
your steady hand helps my heart fly!

Thank you Parm for your wonderful poem. :heart:

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Postby Kaya » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:24 am

Will do, Scribbles! :) Christina Lake, I googled it. It looks awesome! :Q

We're having the most wonderful spring weather. Sunny and warm. I'm so looking forward to doing some gardening later today. :D

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Postby earendil81 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:07 am

:hihi:
Hi everyone...

A quick pass-by as I will be leaving for work soon enough :roll:. When I have to wake up I don't like working Sundays... :P :P
Then again it is a short day followed by 2 hours of singing :D :D.

Kaya, we have also had an amazing weather this week; 25degres on Thursday. Now obviously it was lovely when I was working but during my weekend, it was raining :roll:. Sabotage :P :P!!
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Postby Linteannaiel » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:30 pm

Bardy, thanks for starting a lovely new thread for the Class of '02! :D

Heyla to all the '02ers! :hihi: It's great to see everyone in the new thread. :grouphug:
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Postby prmiller » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:10 am

Hello, all.

Mrs. Parm and I have gotten quite busy getting ourselves
settled into life in Canada.

We are eyeball deep in paperwork getting myself properly documented
to sponsor my wife to be a permanent resident.

Little Firefly, sad to say, has had a very rough go of it making
her way here. Even though we have excellent health-care facilities,
and fantastic health-care givers, it is another thing indeed to help
a young lady who has lived 17 full years in one country to embrace
all the nuances and inferences, the subtleties and expectations of
a brand new country. Culture shock is rather mild. Dear Little
Firefly has been batter by cultural tsunami.

Tonight, though, was a good night.
We talked, we reminisced, she cried, then we laughed
and then it was off to bed...just a few minutes ago.
It is now 1:02 a.m.

I am off to bed as well.

I am trying to also to write belated congratulations to all our Evenstar inheritors,
and trying to keep up with those newly bejeweled. If I have missed you,
I am sorry, but I will try to make amends as best as I may.

I am now working 21 hrs with 5 hours of teaching prep, but not full-time position,
yet. Even so, it keeps our savings account from bleeding out too badly.

SAIT is fun. It is also very, very busy!
...but is is much, much different than where I taught before...and in a good way!

Well, I look forward to being with you as often as I am able.

May your skies have clouds a-dancing,
may your nights be trimmed with light,
may your paths be smooth, yet lovely,
may your rest restore your might;
may your friends wax wise and faithful,
may your foes be far and few,
may your joys upend your sorrows,
may you know I cherish you!

Blessings,
Parm :)
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Postby Teltasarewen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:48 am

Parm hope Firefly's adaptation to another country runs more smoothly as the days pass. I know it's not easy as I saw it with my girls. Being a military family we have moved many times over the last 27 years. We went from Ontario,Canada to Germany, to Manitoba, to Nova Scotia back to Ontario and now reside once again in Manitoba. The last move, 11 years ago, my oldest (now 26) had the hardest time. But happily she and her sister have made the transition and now call this place home. :)


:hihi: Morning to all the 02's and all who are wandering the halls of TORC.
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Postby PatriotBlade » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:32 am

So good to hear from you, Parm! I will be praying for a speedy resolution to the paperwork, and for your dear daughter's adjustment. :hug:
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Postby Teltasarewen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:59 am

Woohoo!! I finally made it! Look a me I'm 10!

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Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:58 pm

:yippie: Congratulations Telta!!!! :yippie:

:happydance: Now it is time for us to dance with you darlin!!! :happydance:
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Inyë melmëlyë my love, for you are the melody to which I now dance!!

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Calma she passed away on 07/05/19 ! RIP dear lady! :rose:
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Cockrobin has passed away on 02/18/2019 Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!
oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my beloved mother who has joined my daddy with Jesus. :rose: 1/11/20 For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you mom and daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Postby Teltasarewen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:47 pm

Aww thank you Vana. :hug:

But who would dance with this shy elf? :blush: Besides I'm not very good at it. You'd think one might learn a step or two after being around here for so long. Although I remember dancing with a certain person in another thread so very long ago. :wink:
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Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:50 pm

LOL yes indeed!!! I remember well. Oh the memories!! :hug:
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Calma she passed away on 07/05/19 ! RIP dear lady! :rose:
Primula Baggins passed away on 02/27/19
Cockrobin has passed away on 02/18/2019 Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!
oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my beloved mother who has joined my daddy with Jesus. :rose: 1/11/20 For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you mom and daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Postby SilverScribe » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:50 pm

Teltasarewen wrote:Woohoo!! I finally made it! Look a me I'm 10! :yippie:


Yes you are! And that means you're an oldie mouldy like the rest of us. Look darned good for your age though . . . ;) :D:D

*** CONGRATUMALATIONS *** TELTA!!

Time for more champagne . . .

=:) :D:D
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Postby Teltasarewen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Scribbles thank you for your kind words. I do try to look after myself. Don't want to find any stray wrinkles. :woah:

I could go for some champagne right now... :drink:

Ah Vana there were and hopefully will be grand times. :D
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Postby Linteannaiel » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:52 pm

Happy 10th TORCiversary, Telta!! :yippie: :horse: :drink:

Your Evenstar is just beautiful. Congrats! ;) :D
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Postby Kaya » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:08 am

Congratulations on 10 years, Telta!! The jewel suits you well. :D :clap:
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Postby Teltasarewen » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:56 am

Linteanniel thank you very much. I never thought I would be here 10 years later. It's hard to believe. :Q

Kaya it's good to be among so many wonderful people here on TORC. And I do like shiney things. :D
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Postby earendil81 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:46 am

Happy 10th TORCiversary Telta, the jewel looks great on you.

Only a little over a week for mine :D :D...

Singing is coming along nicely... we've got 6 songs down - without counting the smaller ensemble songs - Seasons of Love, 60s Partyline (a medley of it's my party, Chapel of Love, Lollipop, These boots are made for walking, Downtown), And So It Goes, Rhythm of Life, Gerschwin for Girls and A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.
Three to go: Alleluia, Job Job and Getting in the Mood, which are the most crazy :P :P. The intricacies of the first are amazing and when we have it down it will sound amazing.

Work is going ok; I have some work to do to make it work better but it's exciting :D :D.
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Postby GwenElf » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:58 am

Who is the Alleluia by, Eari? We're singing one for Easter that's pretty nuts. :D


:clap::hug: Happy Shiny TORCiversary, Telta!!! :hug::clap: You don't look a day over 8!! :D
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Postby earendil81 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:11 pm

Sil, it is Alleluia by Randall Thompson for 4 parts, SSAA... and I am singing the alto one part
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Sharing a story with Rholarowyn: Once There Were Words

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Postby Linteannaiel » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:54 pm

Telta, you're welcome! It's hard to believe it's been 10 years, but it has! Rather incredible, I think. You can call me Lin, by the way. ;) :D
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Postby Teltasarewen » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:04 am

Eari thank you. :D Your singing sounds like it will be alot of fun and such variety. Ah a little over a week and you will receive your shiney new jewel too.

GwenElf I don't feel a day over 8...well at least most of the time. There are days when I feel at least 12. :hug:

Lin I shall endeavour to remember to call you just that. Though my memory isn't what it used to be. :wink:
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Postby Vanaladiel » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:43 am

:hug: To all my favorite peoples of TORC!!!!

Telta I am just so glad that you came back sweetie!!!! I truly missed your cheerful posts!!!!
~*Sister of the Twilight*~
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Inyë melmëlyë my love, for you are the melody to which I now dance!!

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The Moon Ring of the Twilight Star

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We mourn the loss of Borin who passed away in March 2020 I believe
Calma she passed away on 07/05/19 ! RIP dear lady! :rose:
Primula Baggins passed away on 02/27/19
Cockrobin has passed away on 02/18/2019 Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!
oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my beloved mother who has joined my daddy with Jesus. :rose: 1/11/20 For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you mom and daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Postby rowanberry » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:38 am

Happy 10th Torciversary, Telta! 8) :drink: :clap: :hug:
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Postby Teltasarewen » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:57 pm

Vana I'm always looking on the upside of things. Someone has to and I am glad that you found my posts cheerful and I shall endeavour to keep them that way in the future. :hug: :D

Rowanberry thank you kindly. :yippie: :hug:
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Postby Linteannaiel » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:50 pm

Telta wrote:Lin I shall endeavour to remember to call you just that. Though my memory isn't what it used to be. :wink:


Hehe, sounds good! Don't worry, I'll understand if you forget. ;) :D

:hug: back to you, Vana!

Any '02ers lurking about the place? ;)
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Postby Eowyns_elvish_sidekick » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:52 am

Hi all,
Wow, this thread does move along! I'm not used to it :D

Sorry I didn't get back in for a while - assignments left right and centre at the moment!
But I wanted to say thanks for the warm welcome back at the end of the last thread and the start of this one. I'm recognising a few more names, but I'm sure not many of you remember me. (I wasn't the most prolific poster back in the day).

Anyway, please call me Manya. I dabbled in roleplaying here under that name. The name you see to your left shall be a relic of a younger, more impulsive time ;)

Forgive me if I don't duck in here too often - those assignments will keep coming and if I don't pay attention I SHALL NOT PASS! :D

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Postby GwenElf » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:15 am

earendil81 wrote:Sil, it is Alleluia by Randall Thompson for 4 parts, SSAA... and I am singing the alto one part


We sing that one, too! Except ours is for SATB. And that's the "nuts" one I was referring to. :D I hate to say it, but there are parts of it that remind me of the music in Bambi, when it's storming. Probably not the association I should be having while singing it. :P

Manya, I totally sympathize about the assignments. My semester's end is coming in fast, and I don't think I'm ready! :shock:


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Postby earendil81 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:14 pm

GwenElf wrote:
earendil81 wrote:Sil, it is Alleluia by Randall Thompson for 4 parts, SSAA... and I am singing the alto one part


We sing that one, too! Except ours is for SATB. And that's the "nuts" one I was referring to. :D I hate to say it, but there are parts of it that remind me of the music in Bambi, when it's storming. Probably not the association I should be having while singing it. :P

I missed the first rehearsal they had for it being sick as a dog that day (although I did not skip work) with hardly any breath in my lungs to speak to my employees.
I regret not going just to hear it - but I was contagious and I did not want to pass the sickness along to my teacher's mother or baby boy...
Still struggling with it. We'll be working on it tomorrow though so I don't despair :P :P.

Coming back from Quebec where my husband and I were for the weekend to eat in one of these maple shacks. Gosh it was good! but I will have to work extra hard in the gym to shed it all :lol:. Never thought I'd like that but an omelet with maple syrup on it was totally amazing :D :D :D
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Postby PatriotBlade » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:36 pm

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