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  1. tam

    Ye cannae go aff topic oan this threid...

    Am here because i want tae post somethin but tryin no tae confuse too many folk, mahsel included, The previous post had a mention of me have a double chocolate muffin and I did the same thing this morning, in Windsor whaur I spent the night, Was Wednesday and Thursday night in Ridgetown...two days of bridge playing and a Friday aa meeting. Decided, last night tae visit London (ontario)and picked up my income tax paper work which needs tae be completed and sent in; government has stopped a guid portion of my income until they get the paper work. I am missing my English lady and that is aw ahm sayin oan that....thon is probably a lie. At my bloody age. Twid be easy tae say, "he should know better" but how...ye meet someone and how dae ye ken whaur yur emotions are gonnae lead. A sensible thing tae dae wid have been tae tak a look, realize thit this woman lives too far awa frae mahsel, is far too young, is attractive enough tae tak her pick...och, ah still widnae change what has gone on afore. This mornin, efter the muffin, went tae the library and spent a bit of time on line. Phoned the DinL then drove tae Grande Point (40 miles) and noo am lookin for shorts soas tae go for a wee swim in the lake....no sure but it might be Lake Sainte Clair. The drive tae here is gorgeous, fields and fields of crops. The wheat (mibee winter or mibee hay) has been harvested and many fields of stuble. Then there is the soya beans and corn....corn growth has changed over the last few years, ye cannae walk through a field of corn anymair because the planting has the stalks too close the gither...ustae get 25 bushels an acre and noo the yield is supposed tae be 250 bushes an acre....probably wrong because a non farmer is the fella whit told me...fact is though that the corn stalks are only two or three inches apart....and right noo it is six tae seven feet high.....and, saw one small field of what looks like tobacco and i didnanae think it was grown here anymair. Here the noo there are eight of my grandchildren, though some wull say one isnae a dow born, but he is noo one of mine. Lily is loving the water guns because it is roasting and the kids are spraying cold water on Lily and the three ither dugs. Ah wish hingmie was still here, she wid have liked the day....AND FOR THAIS THIT havnae met Hingmie she is a young woman whas colouring is a delight...the caps lock was oan and i hadnae noticed. Issis me wandering again ?????? ah think so so i had better shut it. The wee lassie......am no oan any side because I havnae really got past the fact that this is a wee last thit has vanished....someone awready said that they cuidnae imagine anything worse for a parent and i agree. And...Pat....saw yur double in a Tim Horton (the one in ridgetown)...oanly thing different was the colouring but the blond lady waas your double, same face, smile, dark framed glasses and even had twinkly een. Must go and look for shorts or go tae Chatham and buy some. tam Harper: i dinnae have time for a PM so am jist gonnae tell ye the once....you are an extremely guid poster. and am probably gonnae win the lottery the night.
  2. tam

    mortality:

    canny lass: right enough, it has been sweltering but yesterday we had rain, in Windsor, thunder lightning pourin buckets and a cooler breeze....wonderful. Today am in tje wee burg of Ridgetown and the weather isnae too bad, mind Ridgetown always seems tae have a breeze and a smile oan it's face. The ithur day it was the "lakers", my furst sighting of them since last year: some are laden and lay very low in the water, ithurs are here tae pick up and they ride quite high. Another thing was the fire flies, aboot five or six nights ago; nae idea why there are so many oan my front lawn. Bridge this afternoon and one of the really guid players (a braw jam maker annaw) is thinking of being my partner for duplicate.....the man frae Grangemouth is going hame for a wee bit so am needing a replacement. Am jist here a few minutes but should be back the morra tae send some e-mail. tam
  3. tam

    mortality:

    One thing for sure is that I like this place...like the ithur glasgowwestend annaw but need the auld mac for that. Thur isnae much that i wid change aboot my last few months but I seemed tae have been marking time, in some areas....didnae write very much and started tae question mahsel before opening my mooth: I dae hauld my haun up tae writing and talking rubbish but every once in a while mibee i need tae and people have been awfy kind, no so much kind as tolerant, i suppose. The other side of that is the amount of tremendous posts thit I have read, posts thit make ye think a wee bit. Oanyway....am thinking of Christmas and mibee another trip tae the UK. the "saga" meet at Sutton Coldfields was great and am tryin tae make sure thit I have enough for another visit....mibee a twixmas meet in Scotland. Youse lot tak care of yursels and am gonnae spend the next two days in ridgetown, playing bridge today and tomorrow.... tam Responses frae Pat and Sam....nae need tae win the lottery.
  4. tam

    Harper junior

    Well, it did cross my mind but i cannae.....the wee beastie wid be hame alone far too often. mind I cuid mibee have a twice weekly bridge session in the house and the beastie wid have loads of company. the thing aboot animals is that I am very much aware that they give far mare than they get and am an awfy sissie when they die. tam
  5. tam

    mortality:

    furstly, I have been neglectful but am sure thit naebody wid deny this auld man a period of times thit wur truly memorable, and since the early part of January I have enjoyed jist aboot everything thit man can....i really did "slip the surly bonds". I saw a West End play. Wonderful in itself but the pleasure immensely added to because of the company I was in: the lady loved the play and her laughter was an added bonus. Came back tae Canada and was joined for a very short period by lovely lady, a lady whom I do believe did enjoy her Winterlude....Toronto, Niagara Falls and Ridgetown and none with any of the sophistication of London England but we do have some attractions......think "Welcome to Holland". Returned tae England for a few days of wonderment and mibee a wee prayer that the bubble wasnae aboot tae burst. Then there was my time in the "Sahara", (figurative). There was no lady for many, many, many weeks and the time dragged on until the lady produced a miracle, an early re-unification if I could make a trip to Australia....I did and mair dreams came true. Oanyway am by mahsel and the wonderful librarian has giein me extra time oan the puter. Am probably no finished we this post but if I wur tae die the morra, ye cuid put oan my tombstone, "his last few months wur magnificent and he has died we a full slate of guid memories". tam
  6. tam

    Harper junior

    Am using the (Windsor Ontario) library computer....nae idea whit am daein as tae living accommodations but thinkin of jist stayin in Windsor, wid much sooner stay in Ridgetown but thinkin of taking anithur uni course.....dinnae ask cos ah've nae idea whit am daein. nearly finished a book by Demnise...she uses "sloped in" at least three times and describe a MAN as "sashaying"...the lassie needs a new editor and someone should tell her that she isnae competing with Rankin (he has a proven track record and brilliantly has sustained a level of excellence with ONE central character) his last Rebus book (Exit Music ???) was as guid as the first. She should mibee leave Val McDermitt tae compete with King and she should get in touch we the lassie thit wrote "Exile" and thon play thit Pat took me tae. A disjointed post...ay...well. tam am a couple of weeks afore getting hooked up with an ISP.
  7. tam

    Ye cannae go aff topic oan this threid...

    It is a wee bit past one in the efternoon, here. McDonalds earlier; a double chocolate muffin with two butters and a double double coffee.....$1.46, which isnae too bad. Maistly auld folk having late breakfast. A man we a guitar and a repertoire of C&W from some years ago....did a few George Jones, Merle Haggard and Hank Snow....he was well received and there were no objections from management or the other patrons. The hoose here is far too dusty and for me tae dae the dusting isnae worth the coughing fits....I was thinking of running a hose frae the upstairs bathroom and letting the house flood.....dinnae think it wid dae much damage but it seems I nae longer own a garden hose....noo why wid someone go tae the trouble of removing the hose and leaving thon plastic contraption which holds the hose. tam and dinnae youse forget ahm lookin for a hoose share so if yees ken anyone frae Ridgetown, gie us a guid recommendation....remind t6hem that I still have a license and am guid for sendin tae the grocers......nae other talents am afraid.
  8. tam

    Harper junior

    Well done Harper....high praise from a man thit kens aboot photaes. tam
  9. tam

    Ye cannae go aff topic oan this threid...

    London Ontario: Hot and humid.....Windsor: Extremely hot and humid...... Ridgetown: Hot and humid but with a constant breeze. now looking for a flat in ridgetown...or a house share with no smokers. tam
  10. tam

    Ye cannae go aff topic oan this threid...

    Thanks to whomever for the return of Wullie. tam And I shall try and be back tomorrow.
  11. tam

    Harper junior

    My Missy was a tiny wee stray, nae front claws. The kids brought her intae the hoose and I wasn't supposed to know. I didn't for the first few days but she came calling, lay on my chest when i was sleeping one off. The girls were whispering that she would wake. I was awake and the fact that she didn't bite me was surprising because she was in attack mode for most of her furst year with us....seems she bit everyone of my family and anyone who visited. We had her for 27 years and many nights she would wake my wife so that she would be at the door when I came of the road; nae idea how she knew I was on my way hame. She died two years before Sasha and they are buried a few feet frae each other. I have been truly blest with wonderful animals......I dinnae want anymair because ahm no very mature when they die. tam I wished I was on my imac and I wished I had a wee apartment tae mahsel. Ehm, mibee no aw the time with jist mahsel
  12. tam

    Hotels in Scotland

    Nae idea why Glasgow is no gettin mair visitors. Mind I widnae criticize Edinburgh, a grand place for the wanderer. I almost always talk about Glasgow when I meet folk who are going tae any part of Scotland but folk that have never been tae Glasgow (or just passing through) are no that interested. Oan the ithur haun, I have met a number of people who say things like,"ay, yur right, i had never really thought of Glasgow as a place tae visit until I spent a few nights there....God, I loved the place"....like a woman frae Perth said tae me, "thing aboot Glasgow is that yur never lonely, I jist love the place". But i wull gie yees a fair warning....taks an awfy long time tae walk frae the chip tae the Mitchell library because if ye even jist gie a wee nod hello, someone wull talk tae ye for ages. tam and it's no me that does aw the talkin.
  13. tam

    The Beckham Baby

    Noo am lost:- SSSOOOOO: i ustae have a we drawing of "Oor Wullie" as my avatar, or whatever it is called, and noo it is gone. I am wondering if it is due to copyright laws or is the auld imac jist being mair selective when it comes tae photaes or reproductions of drawings. tam
  14. Had a look at the garden (Windsor Ontario) yesterday:- Am gonnae need a few days tae sort it oot. Wull need tae use a grass whip because the grass is much too thick and some of the thistles are six feet tall. Difficult tae see the berry bushed but two of us did manage tae grab handfuls of the wee red currants, black currants (jist a few have ripened) and loads of small gooseberries, which are turning red and are very sweet. Plum trees look guid but nae plums....squrrels have been busy. And speaking of squirrels: three holes through the fascia board and the squirrels have moved intae the attic.......I might be sharing for a wee while, jist hoping that the squirrels move oot oan their ain accord because am reluctant tae call an exterminator. The daughter and her husband are awa tae lake huron, for the weekend. Am here we two oh the dugs and the German Short-Haired Pointer (aboot twelve year auld) keeps comin tae me and expects the ears tae be rubbed, bloody cheek sohehas. Mind he is awfy guid company. Am thinkin of going back tae Windsor, the day, but the temp is supposed tae rise tae the middle thirties and that is too damn hot. tam I almost stayed on topic
  15. tam

    The Beckham Baby

    Harper Lee: am no positive and am no googling but am thinkin thit Harper Lee was an author from the south (Southern States) (tae kill a mockingburd) ?????) I do like the name "Harper" and nae idea why......mind thon glasgowwestend "Harper" is well thought of by the vast majority of the folk oan this site AND the young lady is my friend. tam PS oan a different site, a footie site, my avatar hasnae been removed.
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