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Old 03-09-2012, 02:37 PM   #466
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"Lazy"?!?
The greatest archers - never keep their "bow" - "taut", all the time!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #467
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I like the analogy. Especially since according to my astrological birth sign I am an archer...a sagittariun
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I like the analogy. Especially since according to my astrological birth sign I am an archer...a sagittariun
Astrologicaly - I'm an "Aquarium" -
that's why I had to learn to swim at a very young age!
(Gol' darn water!)
(Teach your children to swim - "drown-proof" them!! - not kidding!)
Not kidding about that - at all!!

Oh No - here I go again!
Wait a minute!!
It's my "thread"!!
I'll "deviate" from plan - whenever I want to!

Yes - I have a "bow".
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Ain't it nice to be part of -
"The gang of 5"!?!
(We're a "rough", "tuff" bunch!!)
Could you please, pass the biscuits!!
Thank you!
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See what good friends we are. I whole heartedly agree on the swim thing. We are all avid swimmers. My middle daughter swims competatively. Its her first year so she's not at the provincial level for her age group yet. I'm in total awe of how hard she trains 3 or 4 times a week. She has a swim-a-thon coming up in a few weeks. The kids have to swim 200 lengths in 2 hours, whichever comes first. The pool is 50 metres (approx. 50yards).

Its amazing to watch these guys
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Just wondering..Do we Canadians (excluding the maritimers) speak with an accent to you.

Kind of a dumb question huh.. I will ask it nevertheless
Well, yow, when I was in the Navy in the Brooklyn Ship yard I went home with a buddy up in Connecticut, his grand mama was French Canadian. That little lady talked so fast I couldn't understand a thing she said, I think it was the accent. The rest of um had a heavy accent also but not like her's, I had to ask my buddy what she was saying. They listened to every word I said and cracked up when I said gaaaaalee, kinda surprised me a little.

You know it don't get cold in Connecticut, there was 18 inches of snow on the ground and the snow wouldn't stick together to make a snow ball but it wasn't cold to me. I never did wear a coat while I was there. Now down here when it ever does get cold it is cooooold. It was just a different kind of cold up there for some reason. I can trully say, it does get cold in Chicago, the wind don't ever quit blowing up there.

Oh while I am at it let me tell you something that happened while I was up there. My buddy's sister and I went ice skating on a pond and I could skate pretty fair for an ole suthern boy, I was skating backwards and hit a hole in the ice and made a one point landing right on my chin, blood flew. Margie came skating over and couldn't stop and fell over me and sprain her wrist.

We decided it was time to head back to her house so I was driving and of course I got lost on the freeway. We looked up and it said New York just a few miles. I said we need to turn around and she said we had to go on until we could find an over pass. I said, no we don't, and I just swung it around right there and we went down in the ditch and up the other side and we was headed in the right way then. She said, you can't do that, I said, I just did. Man that is why we have 4 wheel drives down here, when we get ready to go somewhere, we go, cross a corn field or up a good hill, don't matter to me.
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Your admission to these things - puts you in very, deep "doo"-doo"!
We've been looking for the person who tore up the "median" -
You call it a "ditch"!
A "ditch"?!?
It's a "median"!!
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Nevermind Jim. My stars Rossi. The boy can blame well call it a ditch if he wants to (how do you like my accent now Jim)
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Can't you "kids" get along!?!
Most of the time - KIDDING!
I don't really care if it's a "ditch", a "median", a "culvert", a "swale" -
just having a little fun!!
Excuse me, please!!
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You Toronto-ites don't talk funny---the east coast Canadians have a distinct accent---but then out folk from Maine are easy to spot when they speak.


My mothers family was from Buffalo --as a kid we went to Toronto a number of times--the on works I had a hard time under standing involved gasoline---liters instead of gallons--

My fathers family was from Long Giland Nuyoook----pak ya ka? What??
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You Toronto-ites don't talk funny---the east coast Canadians have a distinct accent---but then out folk from Maine are easy to spot when they speak.


My mothers family was from Buffalo --as a kid we went to Toronto a number of times--the on works I had a hard time under standing involved gasoline---liters instead of gallons--

My fathers family was from Long Giland Nuyoook----pak ya ka? What??

Ha I had to read that a few times before I figured out

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We are having too much fun here, they goina start taxin us. Y'all cracked us up, ya done made our day.

Jan I like the way Y'all talk up there, it is different.

Rossi, if they are still looking for me for leaving ruts in that ditch they are desperate, that was in 1961 or 62.

I shot my first turkey yesterday, skeered the devil out of three people in the frozen food department, it was awesome!!!
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.......... You guys are cracking me up! Thanks for the laughs!

Creeper, the only way I can tell when someone is from Canada is when they say words like 'boat', 'out' or 'eh?'. There are a few other words, but not many. Oh, and people up there are generally friendlier and more talkative - that was my experience anyway. The people we met in the town of Swift Current were unbelievably honest and helpful.

From what I've heard, people in the Southern U.S. are friendlier and more polite than us northerner's.

In 2005, some of my family and I were in Chicago one weekend - mostly to go to Ikea. At the hotel that night, my mom had a heart attack. They took her to Alexian Brothers Med. Center and I'll tell you what, the people there were so nice. Not just the staff, but anyone we talked to. We were there for a little over a week and felt right at home.

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I shot my first turkey yesterday, skeered the devil out of three people in the frozen food department, it was awesome!!![/quote]


Now thats my kind of hunting !

Actually, My Grandmother was born and raised in Wisconsin. Her roots go back to the Mayflower. My Grandfather and his parents were born in Canada. Before that I believe it was Scotland.

The other set of Grandparents were from the UK as well

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