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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:45 PM

"...the campfires of gentle people." I love that!

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Reply "...the campfires of gentle people." I love that! (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 2013 OP
patrice Jan 2013 #1
libdem4life Jan 2013 #2
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #3
babylonsister Jan 2013 #30
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #4
TDale313 Jan 2013 #5
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #9
ReRe Jan 2013 #18
Politicub Jan 2013 #34
ReRe Jan 2013 #35
NJCher Jan 2013 #6
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #13
ReRe Jan 2013 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #20
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2013 #21
NJCher Jan 2013 #31
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #14
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #23
siligut Jan 2013 #24
TDale313 Jan 2013 #22
babylonsister Jan 2013 #15
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #17
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #26
MissMarple Jan 2013 #33
Hekate Jan 2013 #7
grantcart Jan 2013 #10
babylonsister Jan 2013 #25
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #27
babylonsister Jan 2013 #28
classof56 Jan 2013 #11
Cha Jan 2013 #12
calimary Jan 2013 #16
WillyT Jan 2013 #29
hootinholler Jan 2013 #32

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:47 PM

1. The wise voice of a national treasure & great patron of American grassroots' music. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:02 PM

2. Simple literary elegance.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:04 PM

3. We had a campfire of gentle people!

Our annual NY Eve bonfire.

I can't say everyone voted for our President, but I feel the people were largely gentle.

I live in a fairly remote mountain valley. Bonfirers were mostly from the neighborhood. We had a sled run (old people on sleds are really funny. In our younger day we had lots of families from town - up to 50 sometimes! Got kind of crazy. Like the night my daughter's hair caught on fire for a moment. Seems the tiki torch overflowed onto the straw bale strategically set up at the bottom of the sled run... but I digress...).

The tiki torches, the fireworks at midnight (or as late as most of us can stay up) in the lovely winter night all make for a beautiful, gentle evening. Great way to start the new year.

Thanks for this, babsis.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:38 PM

30. That sounds absolutely lovely; thanks for sharing!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:23 PM

4. oh, babylonsister,

That is wonderful.

I need a campfire tonight. Feeling lonely.....


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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:28 PM

5. Virtual campfire starting here...

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:39 PM

9. :)

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:37 PM

18. ;-) Luv our DU campfire of gentle people...

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Response to ReRe (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:12 PM

34. Can I join your campfire?

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Response to Politicub (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:20 PM

35. Mine?

This is the DU campfire of gentle people. It belongs to all of us... Of course you can join us... you already did and didn't know it!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:28 PM

6. aw, c'mon

You're need never be lonely when you have access to DU. We're your buddies.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:48 PM

13. :)



I'm having one of those "boo hoo, my ex is gone (for good reason--abusive alkies may start out charming and like your knight in shining armor, but once that's done, it's done.), now I'm too old to find someone im actually attracted to......."

Etc. Dammit. Lousy depression.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:41 PM

19. Ya don't need any of them..

..You just need our DU campfires of gentle people, Blanche..

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Response to ReRe (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:45 PM

20. ohh. uh oh...

I'm smiling now....



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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:57 PM

21. Dance in the firelight with us...

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:40 PM

31. think about this

Don't cross that off your list of possibilities. Anything can happen!

My 86-year old aunt, still living in her home, has quite the lineup of suitors!

And here's a story a friend told me yesterday:

She moved to Boston, Cambridge specifically. As she walked through Cambridge, she so wanted to live there but it was out of the question on her budget. She saw the perfect little place and stopped to talk to the landlord, who was outside sweeping the sidewalk. He told her the place was already rented and that he just hadn't taken the sign down. He showed it to her anyway, and it was just as charming inside as it was outside.

She told the landlord to call her if things didn't work out. Meanwhile, she moved three times in only a short period of time.

Three months later she received a phone call. The tenant who rented it hadn't worked out and this landlord tracked my friend down through three landlords!

She was able to rent the place and it worked within her budget. She was very happy there...for years!

So....it could happen to you, absolutely, yes it can.


Cher

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:35 PM

8. Can I join?

I've got virtual marshmallows...

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:51 PM

14. Mmmmm

And virtual vegetarian chili... and cider. With cinnamon, cloves, orange slices. Maybe some rum.

Or cold beer. And ice tea.....LoLoL, plenty of choices for a long evening of cozy chat around the fire.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:35 PM

23. This all works for me.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:47 PM

24. I'm bringing S'mores!

Can't have a good kumbaya without 'em

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:22 PM

22. I got the virtual...

Chocolate and graham crackers. S'mores!!!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:12 PM

15. Aww, BlancheSplanchnik, you are NOT alone!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:31 PM

17. ......

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:20 AM

26. ....






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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:59 PM

33. Oh my goodness!

Peace, serenity
Contentment fosters love and
Chaos must recede.

Not really haiku., but haiku like.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:33 PM

7. Ahhh. Even here there are gentle people still

Thank you Babylonsister; thank you all for responding.



Hekate

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:39 PM

10. nothin like community s'mores to bring people together

For the common good.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:11 AM

25. And don't forget that kumbaya!

And yes, that's probably spelled wrong...do I care? Not a wit...or is that whit?

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:49 AM

27. well as the resident grammar and spelling lady at work :p ...

I can say:

Kumbaya is spelled right.
You may care if you're a WIT, but what you claim not to give is a WHIT.

heeeeeeeeeeee

So if we're gonna sing I guess I better dust off my banjer!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:02 AM

28. Hahaha!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:39 PM

11. Very nice! Thanks so much for posting this.

I just sent it to a friend of mine who's a big fan of Garrison, as am I. We attended one of his performances together a few years ago. Loved it. Long may he brighten our world with his presence!

Thanks too for introducing me to Seniors for a Democratic Society. I'm there!

Blessings.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:45 PM

12. Wow, babylonsistah.. that gets right to

the of the matter! Garrison Keillor

Mahalos! I do believe I belong to that Society~

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:28 PM

16. And thank goodness for that! Love Garrison Keillor, and love you babylonsister for posting this!

Reminds me of that comment from Mr. Rogers - regarding the advice to go find the helpers in times of trouble.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:14 PM

29. K & R !!!




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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:27 PM

32. Well, I'll tell you that you must have a good solid bed of coals

Before you throw the gentle people on the campfire. Seriously they are not all that easy to get burning.

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