Eldar's Guild Act III

The varied peoples of Middle-earth at times found unity in their pursuits, and all too often experienced deep rifts. Engage in lively conversations as we banter about the differences between the Alliances, and recruit for our People as well. Remember, keep it friendly.

Postby Suzanne_Knight » Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:34 pm

Stopping in to see how Fishy is coming along with that poor table. <BR>Men... always making work. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Looks great girlfriend.<BR> Don't let Grotes anywhere near it LOLOL<BR><BR>Crystal ... Good to see you again. hope all is going well for you.<BR><BR>Teltra ... sounds like you are in the same deep free we are here in NY.. only worse...<BR>Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.. (does not like winter any more)<BR><BR>A big DITTO on Alandriel and room for more. Love is something that grows the more it's shared.<BR><BR>MariaHobbit, I envy you your talent. My daughter loves chainmail items, spends a fortune at the faires, I think she's got everything from a headdress to full body mail. That is quite an art... and the patience involved.. bless you girl.<BR><BR>Grotes... *huggles*... Don't worry, Rosie seems to forgive you anything. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>I think she said.. If she comes in as a member, she'll park the Gen'ral and borrow one of Dra'Kar's Dragons to ride. That's our Rosie... versatile
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Postby Wisteria » Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:46 pm

<i>*Wanders in and plops into one of the many Lazy-Boy recliners about the place*</i><BR><BR>Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> I had a great day Monday...my daughter got me the door poster of LOTR,my son got me the RTOK soundtrack, and my dear and sweet husband bought me the <u>Kate and Leopold</u> DV, saying not EVERYTHING needed to be Tolkien <i>(*sigh...he'll learn. At least it's Huge Jackman...drool, drool*)</i>.<BR><BR>Vana, I've no modesty about my birthday...1/19/57...an excellent year!<BR><BR>CS -- I'm not surprised it might take a while to recover from the Gathering...you certainly had your hands full!<BR><BR>Nice to meet you, Orangeblossom and Suzanne!<BR><BR>Oh! And Telta...shhhh...don't tell anyone about the water pistols...it's our little secret, okay???? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby FrodoTook » Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:30 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>From it's humble start as "Lordy Lordy, Who is over 40?" to "The Eldars Guild Act III". Amazing...Who wood ah thunk it? <BR><BR>Thank you <b>Yana</b><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> and thanks to all...Hey <b>Cindy Duprey, crystal_seed, katarina, MariaHobbit, grotecakes, Teltasarewen, Alandriel, rowanberry, fishy071, Shaal, Orangeblossom_Bumbleroot</b> and <b>Suzanne_Knight</b> <BR>...who have and will visit.<BR><BR>"The Eldars"...still a cool place to be.<BR><BR><i>Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations</i>....Hey, I know most of you can relate.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>FT
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Postby fishy071 » Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:33 pm

I hope it stops snowing in your area, Telta.<BR><BR>Suzanne_Knight, the table is fixed and put out of harm’s way. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Grotecakes, who is Rosie? I’m afraid I missed something.<BR><BR>Maria, I wish there is a place I could check out chainmailing.<BR><BR>I’m glad you had a great birthday Wisteria.<BR><BR>I remember that song, FT.<BR><BR>Here are pictures from Comic-Con 2003 and ROTK midnight showing. I know they are outdated, but I finally learned how to edit and put pictures on the internet.<BR><a href='http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/fishy071/album?.dir=/Comic-Con+2003&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/fishy071/my_photos' target=_blank>Pictures from Comic-Con 2003</a><BR><a href='http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/fishy071/album?.dir=/ROTK+midnight+showing&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/fishy071/my_photos' target=_blank>Pictures from the ROTK midnight showing</a><BR>Sorry for the poor quality, but I had to make the file sizes small for dialup connection, and to fit more pictures on my account.
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Postby crystal_seed » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:36 am

EEEFFFFF TTTEEEEEE!!!!! <BR>Great to see you're lovely mug in here Tookster!!!! I shared your warm greetings (after the New Years email I sent) with my Hub. He still scratches his head about all you folks... one day he might come into the light with it all<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Maria- WOW- that's great... so you trade hand pain for shoulder/neck pain (cross stitch)... at least you get a good muscle workout<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Good luck with your smaller stitch projects. Usually you can find some nice pattern books at craft stores. I always change the colors or alter them in some way to fit my color scheme, hehe. If you need any help just email me (with the cross stitch..not the chain mail.. though I might offer some rather... 'interesting' help there too<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Kat- the courses sound like a source of good energy expenditure for your boys! How fun! I was pointing out to the Hub that you brought your boys to the Gathering- my two are still a bit young, me thinks... but in a few years....<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Wiste- Yes indeed, life is 'slowly' normalizing. A friend called me up about 2 weeks after the Gathering and asked if I had returned from ME! I said yes...(well bodily anyway<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>) That was nice... to 'share' the experience with someone who could appreciate it<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Out of the blue- (about two weeks after Christmas that is).. I walk into my room and lo and behold on my desk I find... a 3-D Edoras Golden Hall Puzzle!!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> I had wanted this for Christmas- but since the Hub was busy with the kids and work, he didn't have time to get it.... Big hugs for the man I married..even if he doesn't 'share' in my passion<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>General news from the (not so cold as CANADA AND NEW YORK..ack!) alpine wineland Rhein regions... We finally heard from the Hub. I sent him off for about three weeks trip to West Africa last Friday- and I know he's been traveling in places where the communication connections are not that good, neither are the roads or modes of transport<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> He sent the email yesterday evening- had tried to send one Monday- but no phone lines for two days... now we should be able to communicate slightly better as he is staying put for the next week. His first trip consisted of a 9 hour<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> road trip on bumpy, pot holey and sometimes washed out roads. I can hardly wait to hear all the 'details' of his adventures and see the videos<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I am home with the kids holding down the fort and running the office. Thank Eru winters are the 'slow' months around here<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby MariaHobbit » Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:32 am

For those of you interested in making your own chainmail- there's a thread devoted to it here: <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/messageview.cfm?catid=37&threadid=56679' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/messageview.cfm?catid=37&threadid=56679</a><BR><BR>Plus, you can always google for info.<BR><BR>CS, Shoulder and neck pain from cross stitch? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0> I haven't noticed. I'm getting a callous on my fingertip, but no shoulder/neck pain. Maybe it's because I don't do it every day?<BR><BR>Is "Kate and Leopold" any good, Wisteria? I haven't seen that one.<BR><BR>Suzanne, I'm not "talented" at making chainmail, I'm just a beginner. It doesn't require any more talent than crocheting something. Maybe less! No color choices, no stitch changes.... <BR><BR>Unfortunately, Grote, self-defense and/or falling are not the sort of techniques that can be explained sucessfully in text format, or even video format. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> They are most definitely a hands-on learning experience.<BR><BR>edit: fixed link
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Postby rowanberry » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:35 pm

Welcome, Alandriel! There's always room for one more... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Telta, let's hope that it gets a bit warmer soon, or that at least the wind would subside. We've had a couple of pretty cold days this week as well, but fortunately the wind wasn't very hard.<BR><BR>FT, nice to see you drop on by! I wished you could pay a visit to this place more often (but I know your Internet time is limited).<BR><BR>Fishy, so you managed to put up your photos - it was nice to see them. Some of the fans had really made an effort for their costumes!<BR><BR>CS, I don't know if I've missed something you posted into the old thread but, is your husband travelling on business, or is he on a long vacation? Both of you seem to travel abroad a lot.<BR><BR>Maria, I've read through your chainmail making thread - it would be really cool to learn, but I would really need a Time-Turner from the Harry Potter universe to get time for everything that interests me... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Warmest hellos to the rest of you! It's getting late here, and bed calls after a rather stressful day - our lab was auditioned today, and there were unbelievably many things that we should improve... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby crystal_seed » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:09 pm

Rowanberry- No I didn't mention something (too busy lately I guess and I was on pins and needles til I heard from him as well<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0>)- but this is a business trip for him. He was away for the week after Christmas as well in North Germany- at a youth conference. In Africa he will be sharing at a conference and giving daily Bible studies as well as preaching at different churches (about 5 times). This is part of our 'other' job besides the farm and building his folks an apartment. <BR><BR>Maria- the shoulder and neck pain is from doing hours on end of cross stitch and looking down holding a hoop. Now I have a nice sitting/standing frame that saves cramping in one hand and I can adjust it to whatever angle I need- I used it for sewing on the Celtic knotwork on my costume at the Gathering as well.
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Postby Suzanne_Knight » Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:23 pm

Greetings all,<BR><BR><b>Opens Brand new scrap book titled: I Remember.</b><BR><BR>While at work today someone mentioned Hoola hoops and it got me thinking about all the Toys, games, and times I had as a young'un. Soooooo, I began a list. (virtual pix in said scrapbook).<BR><BR><b> I REMEMBER</b><BR><BR>Hoola hoops, <BR>roller skates with a KEY, <BR>Photoplay Magazine, <BR>Friday night <b>Sock hops</b> at the roller rink.<BR>Glass bottles of Milk delivered to your door.<BR> Double dip ice cream cones for a DIME.<BR>Betsey Wetsey<BR> Drive in Movies, double features no less.<BR> Being thrilled when allowed to stay out after dark and catch fire flies.<BR>I remember when <b>Noise pollution</b> was noisy robins waking me at 4 AM<BR>Playing hide and seek by moonlight<BR>Penny candy @ 5 for a penny.<BR>and the thrill of my FIRST rainbow... believing it a Fairy Bridge.<BR><BR>Inkwells and fountain pens<BR>When deportment and penmenship were graded on your report card<BR>Boys gave you COOTIES<BR>Transitor radios, 45's and HI-FI were High Tech<BR><BR>Univac ... One computer took up an entire building, and punch cards.<BR><BR>and finally ... Being caught by a patrolman,necking in lover's lane earned a girl a bad reputation.<BR><BR>** Ok ... Lets see what else we remember from our glorious youth **<BR><BR>Add your memories to the Scrapbook<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:38 pm

Let's see what do I remember:<BR><BR>I think that was Wetsy Betsy <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>Man from Uncle<BR>Shindig<BR>Our first color tv<BR>8 track tapes<BR>Penny candy machines<BR>girls NOT getting to wear pants to school<BR>Double Bubble Bubblegum for a penny each<BR>You could get a hamburger, fries and drink and get change back for your buck at McDonalds<BR>19 cent a gallon gasoline<BR>short phone numbers<BR>No fears of where your kids were or who they were with<BR>double features at the movies on saturdays for less then 50 cents<BR>cheap movie treats<BR>soda pop in glass bottles<BR>soda fountains<BR><BR><BR>Okay I will leave room for some others to add to it!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby grotecakes » Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:36 pm

<b>SHUCKS</b> y'all expect a <i>OLD</i> man ta remember things further back than this mornings pills and hopefully this evenings?!? OK ... might be good mental exercise ...<BR><BR>Keds, penny loafers, cards in the spokes of me bicycle, cork popguns, spud guns (dud cause Mom wouldn't waste a good tator!), tinker toys, lincoln logs and erector sets, beenie caps, Howdy Doody and Captn Kangaroo, not to mention Romper Room!
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Postby katarina » Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:00 pm

Hi Effff Teeee! I'm feeling those good vibrations. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Nice pics Fishy!<BR><BR>Suzanne_Knight, Hmm let's see. I REMEMBER:<BR>Chatty Kathy (never liked here because we shared a first name)<BR>playing Marco Polo in the swimming pool<BR>seeing the NBC peacock for the first time in color on our new color tv<BR>phone numbers with letters in the exchange<BR>poking holes in soda bottle caps with an ice pick then drinking through the holes<BR>Batman (the cartoon on tv - cliffhanger one day, resolution the next)<BR>Speed Racer<BR>watching the first man step onto the moon (in blurry black and white, of course)<BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby fishy071 » Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:05 am

Crys, I’m glad you got to hear from your husband. That sounds like a hard job.<BR><BR>Thanks for the link, Maria!<BR><BR>Sorry your lab wasn’t as well as they wanted, Rowanberry.<BR><BR>Thanks Kat!<BR><BR>From your lists, I only remember hoola-hoops, the McDonald’s thing, Captain Kangaroo, Keds, tinker toys, and lincoln logs.<BR><BR>I remember:<BR>people were more descent<BR>movies not showing the <i>Ew! Yuck! Sick! Gross!</i> things<BR>many descent cartoons after school and weekend mornings<BR>TVs where you turn the dial to change channels<BR>less traffic<BR>old-fashioned scooters<BR>writing everything by hand<BR>answering machines with the regular-sized cassette<BR><BR>To tell the truth, many things from my childhood are still around today.
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Postby crystal_seed » Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:16 am

oohhhooo boy... dust off the old brain files... *pphwwww....cough, cough, ACK!!*<BR><BR>Heckle and Jeckle<BR>The Monkees<BR>tye dye and love/peace signs<BR>first moon landing seen on tv (and how it took absolutely FOREVER!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> )<BR>Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy mysteries (the books)<BR>Dr. Seuss<BR>Dime stores when things actually were a dime<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR>Buster Brown shoes<BR>Saddle shoes<BR>Bell Bottoms (the first time around <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> )<BR>Pom Pom Pull-away and Dodge Ball<BR>CB's when they became the 'fad'<BR>8 tracks when they came in,<BR>home computers and how you had to 'write in' your own simple programs when they came in,<BR>CD's when they were first introduced with a lazer reader (I was 'older' then)<BR>when flourecent green, orange and yellow were 'in' for younger folk<BR>when olive green, burnt orange and mustard yellow were in for 'older' folk..*cough, cough...eewww<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR>Dr. Demento on the radio<BR>Shag rugs<BR><BR>(boy... I think that's enough for a morning BFSR* exercise<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR><BR>*Brain Filing System Recall<BR>
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Postby fishy071 » Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:40 am

Crys, from your list I only know Heckle and Jeckle, tie dye and peace signs (because they still exist today), Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy mysteries (because I have some of them), Dr. Seuss, saddle shoes, pom-poms, dodge ball (still exist), and CD's when they were first introduced with a laser reader.<BR><BR>Let’s see what else I can remember since some of you have jogged my memory:<BR>when <i>Smurfs</i> were very popular<BR><i>Adventures of the Gummi Bears</i><BR>laser discs<BR>5” floppy disks<BR>8-bit Nintendo (still play sometimes)<BR>Super Nintendo (still play sometimes)<BR>no bicycle helmet rule for those under 18<BR>when <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Back to the Future</i> trilogies were hot<BR>Popples invented as toys, then a cartoon<BR>cars without power locks and windows<BR>leaded gasoline<BR>when papers were to be in ink or typed (not just typed)<BR>Rainbow Bright<BR>Care Bears<BR>My Little Pony
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Postby MariaHobbit » Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:36 am

<BR>OK, this is going to sound weird, but here goes:<BR><BR>No indoor plumbing or electricity for two years after we moved out into the woods.<BR>Winter baths in a large galvanized tub next to the wood cook stove, water was heated in a bucket on the stove.<BR>Summer baths in the creek.<BR>Riding my horse all over the place and my parents never even worrying about who I might meet.<BR>Harvesting wheat with a scythe<BR>Robbing a wild bee hive<BR>Running barefoot down a rocky road and never really feeling it.<BR>Borrowing LOTR from a neighbor to read- my parents were too poor to buy their own copy<BR>Splitting the firewood for the family and milking the cow after my dad sawed his finger with a chainsaw and was unable to do it for months.<BR>Walking barefoot two miles to catch the bus to school (in order to save my shoes from getting scuffs.) (barefoot in warm weather only!)<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>Buying my horse for $125.<BR>Going to school in an elementary school that had two classrooms and two teachers for 8 grades of students.<BR><BR>My parents moved out into the backwoods of the Ozark mountains when I was about 11 or 12. It was a '70s back-to-nature thing, I think. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> All the locals thought we were hippies, but we weren't-- not really.<BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Alandriel » Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:49 am

First of all thanks for the warm welcome <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Much appreciated - and even a mention by FT himself <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>This remembering stuff is fun and it has me giggling reading along despite the fact I don't recognize much stuff. Must be a cultural thing - for I grew up in Switzerland. There simply was no such thing as a McD back then <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> - so I won't bore you with my details, for I'm sure they would not make much sense to you all and keep on lurking a bit to see just how fun cultural differences are.<BR><BR>Have a great weekend <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Wisteria » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:08 am

CS -- I get a pain in my right shoulder from crocheting. But if I use a pillow under my elbow to give my arm support, then it's fine.<BR><BR>MariaHobbit -- Oh, yes! Kate and Leopold is the ultimate light romantic comedy. And who could resist looking at Hugh Jackman with his deep dimples and that little curl over his forehead? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>VANA ---BOBBY SHERMAN!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Hmmm....<BR>skates with keys<BR>seeing <u>The Wizard of Oz</u> in color for the very first time<BR>the old green Girl Scout uniforms<BR>the Day the Lights Went Out (I was in 2nd grade)<BR>JFK's assassination<BR>Walter Cronkite<BR>Huntley & Brinkley<BR>Here Come the Brides<BR>Mod Squad<BR>staying out until the streetlights came on<BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:20 am

How dare you bring up Bobby Sherman!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Of course I remember him!<BR><BR>How about:<BR><BR>The Partridge Family<BR>Brady Bunch<BR>The Original Popeye cartoons in black and white<BR>Black and white tv<BR>Using your imagination to invite play:<BR>such as pretending to be some spy or using whatever you could get your hands on for toys.<BR>Practices for bombs and climbing under desks<BR>Barbie didnt twist or turn<BR>Midge doll<BR>Trolls<BR>when you could lay out in a back yard and see the stars cause the town wasnt too bright or big and so you could still see them<BR><BR><BR>Wow I am beginning to miss my childhood!<BR>
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Postby Wisteria » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:13 pm

You mean that, just maybe.... I'm NOT the only one that has every single Bobby Sherman record???!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I chose my college career because of him! I was determined to go out west and become an actress so that I could be on TV in the same program. No fooling! Of course, that was before I actually saw my first live theatrical production (Romeo & Juliet by the National Shakespeare Company). Once I saw live theatre, TV was soooo done. <BR><BR>I even made my living as an actress for a while just after my husband & I married (which means I mostly held odd jobs and did summer stock). We owned our own company and did quite well for ourselves.<BR><BR>All because of my infatuation with Bobby Sherman.<BR><BR><sigh> I hear he's an EMT in LA now. Wouldn't you like HIM to come rescue you??? <BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby grotecakes » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:34 pm

<b>BAD GROTE!!!! BAD BAD BAD <i>EVIL</i> GROTE!!!!!!!!!!</b><BR><BR>WAAAAAAAAAA! Ah killed Captain Kangaroo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR><BR>For those that might not have heard ... Bob Keeshan, the man who <i>WAS</i> Clarabelle on Howdy Doody <i>and</i> Captain Kangaroo died today! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0> Ah'm sooooooo sorry! Worse jinx than I thought!<BR><BR>*runs away and hides
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Postby Suzanne_Knight » Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:27 pm

Katrina … that is a wonderful family pix. Appears the entire family is into the groove . <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Fishy… you sure you aren’t my daughter??/ LOL you sound from the same era… <BR><b> must check the list </b> ;P<BR><BR>Maria … Been there don’t that. I’m mixed Native American and loved spending my summers with Grandfather. So I know first hand much of what you listed. And………. Wasn’t it GRAND! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Alandriel, That’s no reason you can’t contribute. Don’t tell me things haven’t changed there in the generations… Would be interesting… and I’ll bet there are many similarities… Like… what did you do as a child… that the children today don’t. (what with electronic this and that… and the sophisticated lifestyles our children have.. ) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Bobby Sherman was Dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeamy.. <BR><BR><BR>Well here are a few more…Memories and such.<BR><BR>Dr. Lyon’s tooth powder<BR> Speedy Alka Seltzer commercial<BR>Jack Benny, Steve Allen, Red Skelton<BR>3D glasses at the movies<BR>A bikini looked like panties and a bra …. Ohhh so scandalous. LOL<BR>SKORTS … shorts cut like a skirt<BR>Kulots (sp)<BR>Duck tails and pompadours<BR>A guy in a black leather jacket was usually a HOOD…but Ohhhhhhh… so HOT!!!!! LOL <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Saturday night band concerts in the park<BR> A proper young lady always wore white gloves in the evening<BR>White shoes after Labor Day was a fashion faux pas<BR>57 chevies and fuzzy dice<BR> Poodle skirts<BR> Pom poms on your roller or ice skates…<BR><BR><BR>Memories... mysty watercolored memories of the way things were.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby katarina » Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:16 pm

wisteria, I remember watching JFK's funeral on tv. I was really young, just a couple of months short of 5. Of course we lived in the Dallas area so it was even a bigger deal. Maybe that's why I remember it.<BR><BR>Vana, The Popeye cartoons! Did you ever see the one where Popeye was under a spell and ran around saying 'I Love Alice the Goon' over and over and over. For some reason I still remember that episode to this day. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>grotecakes, Captain Kangaroo. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Thanks Suzanne. Yes I have the entire family brainwashed, um I mean converted. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Other memories:<BR><BR>Typing my term paper in high school on a typewriter (and having to figure out how much room to leave for footnotes, etc.)<BR>Silly Putty (my kids still love it)<BR>Tornado drills in elementary school<BR>Mr. Clean<BR>Cigarette ads on tv (I'd rather fight than switch, I'd walk a mile for a Camel)<BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Orangeblossom_Bumbleroot » Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:57 pm

Hi everyone...let's see if I can catch up.<BR><BR>Maria...chain mail...how cool! I'll have to try that someday, but my first project has to be a cloak.<BR><BR>Vana...what wonderful news! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. Oh wait..I can't cross my toes because they're too short. Oh well.<BR><BR>I took Kempo Karate for awhile, and Tai Chi a short time after that. I miss Martial Arts and working out.<BR><BR>Oh, Vana, my birthday is 9-29-56. I can't remember if I mentioned that before.<BR><BR>Wolfman Jack<BR>bellbottom pants<BR>hip hugger pants <BR>mini skirts<BR>bomb threats<BR>I Love Lucy<BR>The Munsters<BR>The Addams Family<BR>Hawaii 5-O<BR>John Denver<BR>flower power<BR>all the space flights<BR>assasination of JFK<BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Teltasarewen » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:08 pm

<BR>Wow all the memories that come back Well here are a few of mine that are in no particular order.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Bell Bottoms<BR>Earth Shoes<BR>Mood Rings<BR>Elton John<BR>Lord of the Rings<BR>A&W Drive In Restaurant<BR>Bay City Rollers<BR>Camping every summer with my Grandparents<BR>Pixie Sticks<BR><BR>Saturday morning cartoons like<BR>Scooby Doo<BR>Bugaloos<BR>Shazam<BR><BR>Tv<BR>Six Million Dollar Man<BR>Carol Burnett<BR><BR>And a million other things I could put down.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby fishy071 » Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:02 am

Wisteria, I remember playing outside until the street lights came on, but only with supervision.<BR><BR>Vana, I’ve seen every episode of the <i>Brady Bunch</i>. At school we also had fire and disaster drills.<BR><BR>Vana and Kat, my brother and I used to watch <i>Popeye</i>, but in color.<BR><BR>Kat, we played with Silly Putty, too, and I still have one in my drawer. Some of my friends have it too. I remember typing some of my papers on typewriters in jr. high, but it was an electronic one.<BR><BR>I’m not your daughter, Suzanne_Knight. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> We had 3D glasses at the movies for <i>Spy Kids 3D</i>. I’ve also worn skorts, kulots, and poodle skirts in the past.<BR><BR>Olbie, I still wear mini-skirts at times. I remember the hiphuggers.<BR><BR>Telta, I used to like Pixie sticks. I’m a <i>Scooby-Doo</i> fan as well. Elton John and LOTR still exist today, but I didn’t get into them until my adult years.<BR><BR>I’ll join in the memory of Captain Kangaroo. I didn’t really watch the show, but I got bits and pieces of it.<BR><BR>I guess I’m too young to remember some of those things you all shared.<BR><BR>Let me try to recall more things from childhood, but many of them are still with me today:<BR>computer games on Commodore 64<BR>my parents’ manual typewriter<BR>sticker calendars<BR>my first pair of rollerblades (the adjustable plastic kind) which still fits me<BR>flimsy jump ropes<BR>VCRs with buttons that were hard to push<BR>TVs and VCRs without remote controls<BR>big cameras<BR>intimidated by the length of Tolkien and other long books<BR>Beverly Cleary books<BR>1/2 dollar coins<BR>Mr. Rogers<BR>Sesame Street<BR>cars without cassette players<BR>Persian Gulf War<BR>Whittier and Northridge earthquakes<BR>dot matrix printers<BR>station wagons (the Country Squire or Caprice kind)<BR>Oldsmobiles
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Postby crystal_seed » Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:19 am

Telta- Ha! One can tell we were around in the same era<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>!!!<BR><BR>Bobby Sherman... ah yes... The Candy Man. Wow- an EMT now.. but does he still have that beautiful hair??? <BR><BR>Wiste- the new stitching frame my Hub bought me for last year's birthday helps alleviate alot of the sore neck problems. It can also be used as a quilting frame because it has a leather belt as the fabric holder around a steam pressed wooden ring. It is quite the piece of handwork<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>(ppstt.. Wist... you forgot to mention...Neil Diamond<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>)<BR>That is so cool that you and your husband had a theatre production. I would've loved to have gone that route but my folks were rather practical and academic oriented- I still ended up doing the things I valued, wanted to do, and I'm not done yet....!<BR><BR>Aww... Kaptain Kangaroo!!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Fishy- Pom pom Pullaway was a outdoor game we used to play- two teams and one side would try to 'break through' the line of the other. Every person that failed would join the opposing side, until in the end everyone was on the same side.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> We didn't play Kick the Can because we didn't have enough blacktop surface, but we had plenty of grass field to play all sorts of other games. Capture the Flag was another fun one, and War- using detergent squirt bottles and spray bottles with water. OH and sliding down grassy hillsides in cardboard boxes....<BR><BR>-When cardboard boxes could be ANYTHING the imagination desired and not just 'recycling' material<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>-When Halloween was 'safe' and you just needed an older brother or sister to take you around town.
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Postby fishy071 » Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:39 am

Sorry to hear about your callouses, Maria.<BR><BR>I hope your neck and shoulder pains go away, Crys. Sorry to hear about them. Pom-pom Pullaway sounds like Red Rover, which we played in elementary school. We also liked Capture the Flag. My parents were academically oriented, too, and still are.<BR><BR>Olbie, I took karate and Tai Chi in college.<BR><BR>I remember my parents accompanied us trick-or-treating. When we got older, they did let us go by ourselves, but would end up following in their car. Now, not very many people trick-or-treat. To tell the truth, if I had kids, I wouldn’t be comfortable having them walking around at night.
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Postby MariaHobbit » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:20 am

<BR>Callouses are a good thing, Fishy. They allow you to do manual labor type things without pain.<BR><BR>For our new members who might be wondering, Fishy is a visiting younger member. How long until you are officially an Eldar, Fishy? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Suzanne_Knight » Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:30 am

Suilad Eldars, <BR><BR>When I started the scrapbook idea I had no idea it would take off so well.!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Memories are wonderful things, they keep us young at heart and those no longer with us (whether speparated by living our lives or having gone to the Great Beyond) close to our hearts.<BR><BR>I'm glad this idea has put smiles on the faces of all my new aquaintances.<BR><BR>Now for a couple more<BR><BR>Curtain stretchers (dryers used for sheer and lace curtains...huge things with tiny pins that loved to prick your fingers.)<BR><BR>The smell of fresh baked bread wafting through the house.<BR><BR>5 and 10 cent stores<BR>ice cream parlors with 'soda jerks'<BR>exchanging ID bracelets <BR>going steady. (wearing your boyfriend's HS ring on a chain around your neck)<BR>Richie Valens, the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly<BR>Singing acappela in the school bathroom. (fabulous acoustics)<BR>Duck and cover drills in school<BR>The Hit Parade on TV<BR>The Old Gold dancing cigarette boxes.<BR>Ed Sullivan show<BR>Ted Mac's amateur hour<BR>Mary Janes (shoes)<BR>Fireballs<BR>taffy pulls<BR>homemade butterscotch ... candles ... <BR>stringing popcorn, cranberries and making paper chains to decorate the evergreen outside for the critters during the holidays.<BR><BR>and the list continues................<BR><BR>BTW Vana, my BD is 06-12
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