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Postby larindyl » Wed May 28, 2003 1:27 pm

My uncle has my grandmother's maiden name as one of his middle names - Nason - i think it sounds alright, but Shirley! Shirley Bassey, Shirley Temple.... any male Shirleys ever? I always thought Shirley is the one of Anne's children we know the least - he seems quiet and reserved a lot of the time - anyone else feel that?<BR><BR>My parents had a major argument before I was born - Joanna/Joanne - I'm glad they settled on the first. I never wanted to be called anything else, I love my name really which is lucky! I used to really hate my middle name, which is Margaret, but I love it now.<BR><BR>Incidentally, Joanna translates in elvish to 'Eruntale' (god's mercy), which i think is far from pretty, but Margaret is 'Marille' (pearl). Close to 'Marilla', huh?<BR><BR><b>HS</b> I love the name Erin as well! That's so pretty <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Also it's interesting that you wanted to be called 'Melody' - I really loved 'Harmony' and eventually named a special teddy bear that!<BR><BR><b>Elara</b> One of my friends went to see Mr Fiennes last weekend in 'Brand' in Stratford - he said it was amazing. We also figured out a plot to kidnap Ralph and keep him locked away so that we could bring him out to serve drinks at dinner parties <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. That'd be cool <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby ElaraElendil » Wed May 28, 2003 10:26 pm

Larindyl, I would love to have seen that. As far as the kidnapping goes, I do not think I could permit that...unless, of course, I was granted visitation priveleges.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>I suppose the name Lisa-Marie isn't that terrible. I mean, after all, Anne would probably really like it.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> The only problem is that I will forever be cursed to bear a name that conjures comments from strangers about its resemblence to Elvis' daughter. I shudder at the thought of people thinking my parents so prosaic as to name me after her. I was actually named after a German figure skater. My parents just liked her name and it never crossed their minds that I should share my name with the Presley girl. <BR><BR>As far as middle names go, I cede that Angelique isn't so bad. But, when put together with my first and last name, it's just sooo long...it barely ever fits onto applications and such.<BR><BR>My only fear in naming my children my intended names is that society can (and most likely will) butcher their pronunciations. Raphael wouls most likely be called "Rah-fie-el" when his name should be pronounced "Ray-fee-al"--shortened to "Rayf" (like my sig pics name). Lorelei would most certainly be called "Lor-e-lee" when she should be "Lor-a-lie." Sigh. I can only imagine what Ewan McGregor suffered. He was probably called "Ee-wahn" his whole life--must have made Obi Wan a natural role for him.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Hero's Song » Thu May 29, 2003 3:02 am

Larindyl - you said your name translated to Eruntale in Elvish. First of all, I think the meaning "God's Mercy" is beautiful and if you pronounce it like Air-en-tall-ee, it's really quite lovely - especially if you can imagine (and I know you CAN <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>) hearing it rolling off LIv Tyler's lips.<BR><BR>I have never made it a point to study much Elvish - other than the words necessary to appreciate Tolkien's writing - but I would love to know what my name translated to in Elvish. My given name is Debra, derivative of the Hebrew "Deborah" which means "bee." Anybody know the translation? How do you learn Elvish? BTW, is there a translation guide book out there somewhere? I've been a fan for 25 years, but I've never run across anything like that. <BR><BR>I agree about Shirley Blythe. The books all tell tales about the other children, but he's pretty much left out - I guess because he was Susan's "brown boy" and maybe not as close to Anne as the others.
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Thu May 29, 2003 5:52 am

HS-<BR>If you go to <a target=new href="http://www.elvish.org/elm/names.html">quenya lapseparma</a> they have a "baby book" of names translated into Quenya. (Yes, I really am enough of a dork to actually find this!) It says that Deborah would be translated as Niere or Nione. Which is much better than mine...my given name is Rebecca, and that's translated as Neume. Which is simply horrid. My middle name wasn't much better...guess I'll have to make up my own elf name... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>And Lidau, thanks for the sunny thoughts. It's finally cleared up, and all I see outside the window is absolutely radiant with delight at seeing the sun again. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>-Smor
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Postby ElaraElendil » Thu May 29, 2003 11:42 am

Well, according to that site, I would be Eruve Elen. Very interesting considering my TORC name--Elara Elendil. What's the deal with me and the "E" names? Not that I'm complaining. I rather like my Elvish name.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby larindyl » Sat May 31, 2003 3:47 am

Hiya all,<BR><BR><b>H S</b>, thanks, now you mention it is so much prettier! I guess it's all down to pronounciation - and I couldn't get over the 'runt' sound in the middle! A lesson for life, always look for the positive!<BR><BR>And if you're really into elvish properly, there's this site:- <BR><a target=new href="http://www.ardalambion.com">http://www.ardalambion.com</a> which has everything you'll ever need to know, although it is huge and takes a lot of studying to get into!<BR><BR>SMOR why don't you find something thats a translation of a name you've always wanted to be and is pretty? That's what I would've done if I hadn't already had Larindyl (which means nothing, by the way!)
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Sat May 31, 2003 6:10 am

Hello, all! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Mae govannen, Elara!<BR><BR>LadyG, I hope you are able to get the pictures up on the web somewhere, but if not I'll just have to do a search for pictures from South Africa. That should work, eh?<BR><BR>O_B, LOL! re: your friend mixing up her daughter's name. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Thankfully, they don't ask you to do that now till the next day or even 2 days after your baby is born. Plenty of time for the drugs to get out of your system and your mind to be completely fried by a complete and total lack of sleep. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Kathleen Elizabeth is my first daughter's name, and Sarah Colleen is my youngest daughter's name. I desperately wanted "Anne" for at least one of them, but I couldn't get my husband to agree. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> I think if we ever have any more, I would name her Lillian, after my grandmother (or Ian, if it was a boy).<BR><BR>Writing down my future children's names was my favorite pasttime when I was a teenager. Of course, back then, I wanted 10 kids. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> (Now that I've actually had children, two sounds about right. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> )<BR><BR>As for my name, I like my full name very well; unfortunately, I was never called by it, only a shortened version. I don't like that hardly at all, and if I'm ever a famous author, you can be sure that my full name will be on the cover. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> (It's Mary Elizabeth, but everyone's always called me Mary Beth. Why I didn't insist on people calling me Elizabeth when we moved to this area, I'll never know. I tried last year to get people to call me Mary Elizabeth, but it was highly unsuccessful. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR>In Elvish, it would be Nilde Eruvande (or one of about 5 other variations).<BR><BR>And, yes, I know a man named Shirley in our church. He is very, very nice, but he is extremely effeminate. I don't think he could avoid it with a name like Shirley! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Well, I need to run. We're having a picnic today for our homeschool group. This would be fun EXCEPT it's like 50 degrees and raining. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> Oh well. Just a few hours, and it'll be over, right?<BR><BR>Blessings,<BR>Lalaith
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Postby PatriotBlade » Sun Jun 01, 2003 8:21 pm

Love the Qui-Gon sig pic! STAR WARS is another one of my passions! Well, it's not so bad as it used to be.Exaustion is my new best friend and he's calling me away to bed. Catch y'all later.<BR>Heather. ------]--0
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Postby ElaraElendil » Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:21 am

Thank you for the sig pic compliment, PB. Yes, I was rather disappointed, though not surprised, when they killed him in The Phantom Menace. Seemed like such a waste of a great character. Actually, I felt he was one of the few redeeming qualities of that movie. I suppose I am just partial to the original Star Wars films. The new ones are too CGI overdone. It pains me to see them relying totally on computer effects when all the first films were done with models and Jim Henson creations. They just conveyed so much more creativity and invention.
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Mon Jun 02, 2003 7:40 am

I'd have to agree- I love the original SW trilogy, but this new one's just not doing much for me. The dialogue is so horrible, and while I liked the special effects, it just doesn't have the same depth to it that the original had. And I liked the characters as a whole much better in the original trilogy (although I did like Qui-gon a lot. Anakin just gets on my nerves, and don't even get me started on Jar-Jar....) <BR>Ok, enough ranting now. But episode 3 BETTER be good. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>~Smor
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Postby ElaraElendil » Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:31 pm

Absolutely agree, smor. Yeah, my sisters and I dubbed Anakin as "Waaaaanikin Skywiner" I mean, they didn't even make an attempt from the beginning of the film to show him as being the "good man" that Obi Wan describes him as in A New Hope. He's just a little butt from the moment we first see him in Attack of the Clones. Yes, I am definitely hoping for something better in Episdoe 3. No more of that "Truly...deeply...love you" balogna or ridiculous puns by C3PO. Seems they spent more time on the effects than the dialogue. But...perhaps we should get back to more significant topics. <BR><BR>For personal reasons I ask this: Have any of you ever been through a breakup after a lengthy relationship (over 1 or 2 years)? How do you deal with it?
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Postby ElaraElendil » Mon Jun 02, 2003 6:51 pm

*bump* darn these crzy threads
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:17 am

Hey Elara- new pic already? Also a good movie <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>To answer your question, last fall I broke up with a guy I had been dating for 2 1/2 years. (I'm the one who broke it off, he hadn't been treating me very well for awhile and I just couldn't take it anymore.) How I got over it was a lot of prayer and getting more involved in other things in my life- hanging out with the girls more often again, spending more time on my practicing (I'm a musician, so there's always a lot of it to do). And also making sure I take time by myself to just do things I enjoy that I had kind of neglected while I was dating him, like reading for fun. And I'm actually enjoying being single, which is good because my life is going through enough transitions right now without throwing a guy into the mix. Good luck!<BR>~Smor
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Postby Jaxon » Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:14 pm

Hey folks...wow Anne's really got a huge following...I knew she was very popular but had NO idea! Considering we take her for granted a bit around here! <BR><BR>Your actual age: 32<BR><BR>How old do you feel? Too young to be 32<BR><BR>Where do you live? Nova Scotia (1 hr from the PEI ferry <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR>Describe the beauty spots around your house: Wow, that's tough, we have such a lovely spot to be honest. We've got a quiet little brook that runs behind our house which runs through our property separating the tamed and wild portions of our property. In early June hundreds of flowers start blooming and a blanket of pink and mauve and white flowers bloom along the fence line that leads from the south side of the barn. Everything is so green now and the apple blossoms are just about to burst. This is a wonderful time of year.<BR><BR>Anne had six children - If you have some, please tell us a little about them: Sorry, none but the four legged variety for us I'm afraid. I do however have a young niece who turns 3 soon and I have absolutely fallen in love with this child. She is so amazing and funny and sweet.<BR><BR>Age when you started reading Anne of Green Gables: To be honest, I've only read Anne as an adult and only within the last 5 years on a trip to PEI. However I have been a long time and HUGE fan of the series (tv) of "Road to Avonlea"...yes, I have a crush on Gus Pike <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>How many of L.M. Montgomery books have you read? Just Anne, and the movies of course.<BR><BR>What is it about L.M. Montgomery's writing that appeals to you?<BR>I enjoy stories that have charm and simple humour. I adore small farming towns and am a love or rural areas, especially when they're in my own back yard. Anne appealed to me because she was a maritimer too and it was a familiar and warm story. I saw the movies before reading the book, but love them all.<BR><BR>Describe an "Anne" moment you've had: Not sure...I know I am simply mezmerized by fireflies and I could lay in a hay field all day if it weren't for the trappings of my real life.<BR><BR>Thanks for this thread...as for name changing? Yeah I had always wanted less of a boys name as a child but I'm glad for it now <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby ElaraElendil » Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:40 pm

SMOR, thank you for sharing that. I think that's what I need too. Perhaps some time to myself. But, to be honest, I think I'll be moving by the fall. I need to get away from here. To go to some place where everytime I turn a corner I'm not reminded of him. There really isn't much left for me here. But everyone, especially random people, has been really supportive and helpful. Even though I dont know you in person, it is good to hear survival stories of others who have been in my position. Thanks a lot!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Jaxon--<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><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> I had the biggest crush on Gus Pike too!!! I thought that little wench Felicity did not deserve him. And I am soooo envious of you for living so close to PEI. I have always wanted to go there.
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Postby Lady_Galadriel786 » Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:18 pm

Just wanted to stop by and say hello... I can't stay long.. so much of work to do it's unbelievable!<BR><BR>Hope you are all doing well!!!<BR><BR><BR>Until then,<BR>Namárië!<BR>LadyG<BR><BR><BR>~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~<BR>“I can resist everything except temptation.” <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>~Dream Weaver of Destinies and Memories<BR><BR>~Master Ring Holder at the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=49731">Rings of the Elements Guild</a> <BR><BR>~True-Blue Bookworm! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> (Visit the Bookworms in their <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=24&threadid=63971">Lounge, Garden and Gothic Hall</a>)<BR><BR>~Daughter of the Stars, Twilight Sister of the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=52394">Twilight Guild</a><BR><BR>~Master Bard and Proud Member of the <a target=new href="http:// http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhiteco ... adid=61713">Bard’s Guild</a> <BR><BR>~Silk Ribbon Embroiderer of the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=36615">Weaver’s Guild</a><BR><BR>~Gryffindor Student at <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=62422">Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</a><BR>
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Postby Lady_Galadriel786 » Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:18 pm

Just wanted to stop by and say hello... I can't stay long.. so much of work to do it's unbelievable!<BR><BR>Hope you are all doing well!!!<BR><BR><BR>Until then,<BR>Namárië!<BR>LadyG<BR><BR><BR>~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~<BR>“I can resist everything except temptation.” <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>~Dream Weaver of Destinies and Memories<BR><BR>~Master Ring Holder at the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=49731">Rings of the Elements Guild</a> <BR><BR>~True-Blue Bookworm! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> (Visit the Bookworms in their <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=24&threadid=63971">Lounge, Garden and Gothic Hall</a>)<BR><BR>~Daughter of the Stars, Twilight Sister of the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=52394">Twilight Guild</a><BR><BR>~Master Bard and Proud Member of the <a target=new href="http:// http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhiteco ... adid=61713">Bard’s Guild</a> <BR><BR>~Silk Ribbon Embroiderer of the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=36615">Weaver’s Guild</a><BR><BR>~Gryffindor Student at <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=62422">Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</a><BR>
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Just wanted to stop by and say hello... I can't stay long.. so much of work to do it's unbelievable!<BR><BR>Hope you are all doing well!!!<BR><BR><BR>Until then,<BR>Namárië!<BR>LadyG<BR><BR><BR>~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~<BR>“I can resist everything except temptation.” <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>~Dream Weaver of Destinies and Memories<BR><BR>~Master Ring Holder at the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=49731">Rings of the Elements Guild</a> <BR><BR>~True-Blue Bookworm! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> (Visit the Bookworms in their <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=24&threadid=63971">Lounge, Garden and Gothic Hall</a>)<BR><BR>~Daughter of the Stars, Twilight Sister of the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=52394">Twilight Guild</a><BR><BR>~Master Bard and Proud Member of the <a target=new href="http:// http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhiteco ... adid=61713">Bard’s Guild</a> <BR><BR>~Silk Ribbon Embroiderer of the <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=36615">Weaver’s Guild</a><BR><BR>~Gryffindor Student at <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=37&threadid=62422">Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</a><BR>
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Postby PatriotBlade » Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:44 pm

Wow! A triple! I'd call that an Anne moment.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Harvestar » Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:21 pm

Elara, I think the advice that SMOR (I think...) gave is really good. One of the worst things (well, I did it, but I wish I hadn't) is to immediately go out and find someone else (or find someone else before you break up). My last break up was while I was in grad school and I'd never had more than 2 weeks (and a case of negative time <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> ) between breaking up with someone and finding someone else. (for the record, I've only dated 4 guys) This last time, I was single for a long time and really got into doing things with my friends, both at church and in my department. One thing that REALLY helped me was going swing dancing. Here all the guys were really nice and friendly and such good dancers!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> It put my faith back into guys. I also ended up becoming really good friends with my now boyfriend. <BR><BR>Anyway, ((COMFORTHUGS)) <BR><BR>Jaxon, Can I come visit you? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Your place sounds so wonderful. And I've always wanted to go to PEI. How was it like there? Do you have any pictures of the spring flowers?
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Postby Hero's Song » Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:37 pm

Welcome to the "Anne Club" Jaxon!I am also jealous of you, especially when I read <i>In early June hundreds of flowers start blooming and a blanket of pink and mauve and white flowers bloom along the fence line that leads from the south side of the barn. Everything is so green now and the apple blossoms are just about to burst. This is a wonderful time of year.</i><BR><BR>Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year! However, here in southern Indiana, we are long past blossom time. It's best here in late April and early May. That's when the whole landscape just transforms itself. It is a miracle that repeats every year and it always excites and thrills me. <BR><BR>I was just wondering... Anne sometimes mentioned feeling a "queer ache" when she saw or heard something beautiful. Also, Emily called the same thing "the flash." Have any of you experienced this? I wasn't sure, then on the way home from work today, I was listening to some classical music and a single violin played a measure or two of high, haunting notes and my "middle" ached from the beauty of it. I think this is what L.M. Montgomery meant. Any similar experiences? <BR><BR>Hello to all of you wonderful kindred spirits!<BR>
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:15 pm

Hey Jaxon! Welcome to the club!<BR>Harvestar, you swingdance? Fun! I've been a couple times, I've loved the music for years but a lifelong sorrow is my two left feet. Fortunately, no one else knew what they were doing either so it was still fun.<BR>HS, I think I know what you're talking about, except I get a chill. Especially with beautiful music.<BR>Elara, lots of hugs!<BR>Hi, everyone else!<BR>~Smor<BR>
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Postby Jaxon » Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:23 pm

thanks for the welcome! queer ache? Sometimes...some folk music does that to me, or mournful bagpipes...played well however, and the beach. Things Maritime.<BR><BR>What was PEI like? Well..no offense but too many tourists! The area that is referred to as "avonlea" in the books is Cavendish and it's a huge tourist destination...losing some of it's charm but not all. The other shores are all very nice too and not as busy and "touristy". The water is so warm there, one forgets you're in the North Atlantic come late July the water is so warm. It is beautiful country, but to be honest I prefer my own province where every shore line is different and I know the best spots <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>No photos of spring flowers as yet - we've had a late spring. I will try and get some up once they do! I was out riding in my pasture for a little bit this evening (very late and very quickly, trying a "new" saddle) and boy does that fence line need work! God willing it'll hold for another day until we can get it fixed!
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Postby ElaraElendil » Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:52 pm

Jaxon, am becoming waaay envious of you. But, luckily, I will be moving to my dream town in Colorado soon enough. Then, I will be living in tourist central--but it will be worth it.<BR><BR>SMOR, thanks for the hugs<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><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><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>Hero's Song, I get that funny feeling every time I drive into a gorgeous national park or return "home" to my beatiful valley in Colorado each summer. I would equate it with the same feeling that grabs hold of you when you are falling in love. But, in this case, you are falling in love with beauty itself. Certain music has the same effect for me. But mostly, it an intense desire to hold on to that remarkably perfect moment in time, but it always flees too quickly.
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Postby Lidau » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:50 am

Hello to all, and welcome, Elara and Jaxon (hope I haven´t missed anyone).<BR>I think I had an experience like that some years ago. I have a couple of small birds (sorry, I don´t know the english name) that are very busy laying eggs all the time. Usually I take them away (no place and time for breeding)but that one time I didn´t, and a small bird hatched. When I realized what happened, I was breathless and thankful to share this experience and see it grow.<BR>Lidau
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:03 pm

Hi, everyone!<BR><BR>Mae govannen, Jaxon! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Your place sounds wonderful! I'm hoping to make it up that way some time in this lifetime (touristy or not). <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Do I get that queer ache? Yes, quite often actually--beautiful or poignant music, a bird in flight, anything especially lovely or magical. I go around feeling that way--the sharp pain in my heart--a lot of the time. The beauty I see around me nearly hurts me with its intensity.<BR><BR>OK, now you all think I'm daft. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I've got to run, borrowed computer and all that. Oh, SMOR, I got a flute!!!! It's an open-hole, and I only paid $175 for it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> YAY! I'm dying to go try it out.<BR><BR>Take care everyone!<BR><BR>Lalaith
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Postby Jaxon » Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:45 pm

Don't be jealous, the winters are brutal <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Well we fixed the fence line and I saw some buds on those flowers <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>, my blossoms have started to blossom but some of those older apple trees need some serious pruning this fall. Watched Road to Avonlea tonight - it's on Bravo everynight <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> - the one where Hetty takes Gus to school..he's just too darned cute and likeable! Cheers all!
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:11 am

Lalaith- new flute? Fun! You'll have to let me know how it turns out.<BR>Better get going... haven't been playing my own nearly enough lately. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lidau » Sun Jun 08, 2003 1:16 pm

Hello and good evening! (Yes, I know it doesn´t fit with the time that´s given here, but still...) <BR>I´ve started to read "Anne of Windy Poplars" yesterday and almost finished it today, since there was rain and thunderstorm in the afternoon with not much else to do. I wish I had that patience and ability to win everyone over and bring out the good in every person I meet as it is described with her.(sigh). And I cried when I got to the point where the little boy has died... <BR>That´s all for now. Take care, all of you. <BR>Lidau
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Postby ElaraElendil » Sun Jun 08, 2003 10:41 pm

I went on a backpacking trip this weekend. Talk about your close encounters with nature. Even though it was only Mississippi, it was still beautfil. Too bad it hwas hot and humid. But I picked the most pituresqe place for my crew to camp...I'll describe later. I am sooo tired from hiking!
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