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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:07 PM
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why would anybody respond
to a thread that has a hundred and forty million responses already? Do they really think their 12 words will ever be seen or paid attention to?

Do not respond to this thread unless you see that is has less than a hundred and forty million responses already.

Thanks.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:08 PM
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1. Because sometimes a thread needs a forty million and oneth response.
:hi:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:09 PM
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2. well said...
only i think its forty million and first... maybe not
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:10 PM
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3. I think it wanth
what she said!
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:12 PM
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6. I just needed a reason to rag on her...
darn
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:10 PM
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4. Sometimes it takes a while to tell a story.


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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:12 PM
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5. that's a hell of a great photo
what's the story?
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:14 PM
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7. Well, if you will be patient, I'll the you all 147,764,374 paragraphs.
That photo was taken in 1917.
My father's parents are in the picture.
He was born two years later.
Spring time on the homestead.

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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 PM
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8. that's the beginning of a really good story
damn good photo.

Thanks!
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:18 PM
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10. Actually, that's the middle of a great story.
One of those in the crowd was five years old when his family
left Germany for the New World.

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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:20 PM
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12. One side of my family left Germany for the new world
in the early 1900s. Landed in Mid America, and got mean and bitter!
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Alexodin Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:22 PM
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14. Yes the ancestors are always cool, always. I want to hear more.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:28 PM
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15. Here's an excerpt from our family history {1888}
The Blizzard

On Thursday morning, January 12th, word came that our teacher
could not be at her desk until noon. Director Father went
with us that day to school on that eventful day and was
substitute teacher for three hours in District #33.
About 2:30 PM, with but a few minutes warning, came
one of the most violent mass of whirling, fast freezing,
powdery snow. Sixteen scholars and teacher, assisted by
neighbor Littell and the older pupils, managed to reach
a fence line and battle our blinded way to the Littell
farm residence. Here we unbundled to nurse our frosted
spots and were sheltered for the night.

Father's first thought at home was of we three and
of the other scholars that might try to reach home and
at once set out for the school house, one mile distant.
He reached the Littell home before we had arrived
and again set foot for the school building which he
never found. The Littells fired shots in the air at intervals,
hoping that Father might hear and so be guided to
safety should he be nearby. That night had the longest hours
we ever experienced - knowing that Father snowbound could not
possibly ride such storm and we in utter helplessness.
Early the next morning, the storm past, we struggled our
way homeward to a reunion that was worth the angels recording.

After many hours struggle - missing his way to the school - hoping,
fighting to reach some shelter before his waning strength failed him,
Father found a building - rested a bit - stumbled his way to a door
AND MOTHER HELPED HIM IN !!!! Their night too was a long one with silent,
earnest prayer for the guidance of the Almighty upon their children
and for scholars and teachers everywhere.
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Alexodin Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:43 PM
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16. My parents were teachers also. My father taught for 30 years,
everyone in my family are either teachers or Professors of one variety or another, all academics. Your story touched me. We will find each other in the storm, yes we will. I have seen blizzards and I can only imagine the struggle it took to reach shelter. But as one of our greatest bards once said," Come in she said I'll give ya shelter from the storm". Bobby Dylan
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:17 PM
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9. Because, if you know you're going to be ignored anyway, posting in a huge
thread allows you to rationalize your lack of replies away.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:19 PM
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11. good answer, but
I wish it had appeared a few thousand replies down the thread!

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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:21 PM
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13. I've always wished that we could sort replies by date/time, so you could
see the most recent.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:45 PM
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17. 'Cause if you're a serial thread-killer there's a good chance
the run will end. :D
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:33 AM
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18. Because 140 million people are idiots who totally missed the point
if I didn't set them straight, then they wouldn't have the opportunity to learn...
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