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#21865 04/25/01 07:29 PM
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-- so hope you all had a day off and great weather to boot for your holiday!

Thanks, helen, it was a glorious autumn day here. Watching media coverage of the day's events, it seems to me that here in NZ, Anzac day, sombre though the commemoration is, has a more unifying effect on the nation than our "official" national holiday. I was also surprised to learn that though NZ sent twice as many troops to WWII, fewer were lost than in WWI. In WWI, NZ lost just over 18,500 men from its population of barely one million at the time, not a nappy price to pay for forging a sense of nationhood.


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not a nappy price to pay for forging a sense of nationhood.

Now, hang on just one second! Yes, they were young, but not THAT young! My grandpappy was at least 20 when he fought in France.



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My grandpappy was at least 20 when he fought in France.
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Oh, CAp, when you are 72, 20 is a BABY!
And different times too, according to research and talking with WWII vets, most were still innocents in the worldly sense.
On a recent TV PBS program with US survivors of a combat platoon, now nearing or in 80s, they said most were still virgins at that age (early 20s) when they were inducted.


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Happy Belated Birthday Jazzo & Stales - I'm always behind in what's going on here

when you are 72, 20 is a BABY! ( sorry haven't taken time to learn the color tricks yet) -- at my age(40), 20 is a baby but that opinion may have something to do with all the college kids deal with.


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Belated selamat hari ulang tahun to:

bridget96;
PaulB;
Flatlander;
Bobyoungbalt;
Jazzoctopus;
stales;
Scribbler; and
of troy.

I've been out of action for the last month (I will spare you the sordid details but think interesting tropical diseases). Will try to do better next year.


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#21870 05/07/01 11:45 AM
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Happy birthday to wordcrazy, although I haven't seen any of your posts recently. Are you still with us?

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Hear! Hear! Bingley is right.
Come back to us, we miss you.
Happy birth anniversary Wordcrazy.




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You made my birthday anniversary so colorful by taking the time to post me your greetings.
As soon as I learn how to do it, I will start doing it for others, because it feels so good.
Thank you!

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Bingley, my dear fellow,

You are so very kind to remember me and our fellow AWADers with your thoughtful greetings upon our several natal anniversaries.

In reply to:

THINK INTERESTING TROPICAL DISEASES


"Feeling a bit off his porridge, our Bingley, is he? I say, will someone fetch him a G & T, a bit stiff on the "T", don't you know? Medicinal purposes and all that sort of rot." .......... "Oh, thank you, Sergeant-Major, there's a good chap!"
"Now, Bingley, down the hatch! That should buck you up a bit, my lad! But keep clear of the Bolla-Wolla WATER, except for bathing, and that's an ORDER!"

REFRAIN: "Come you back, you British soldier!"
"Come you back 'FROM' Rangoon and Mandalay!"


Post-Script: Pray convey my respects to Lord Pemberly, and, as well, my very warmest regards to his most excellent Lady-wife, our beloved Lizzy. Charmin' creature, wot?"
Best wishes also to you, dear fellow, for a most rapid and completely full recovery from one who is, and ever shall remain,
Yrs most sincerely & etc
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My brother and sister, and my own dear wife Jane to whose indefatigable care I owe my recent recovery present their compliments to Mr. Scribbler, whose effusions in these fora they have been reading with much interest and amusement. Should circumstances permit any easing of their incognito, they would be greatly honoured by the opportunity to present their compliments in person.

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