Hello from South Carolina

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  1. Benjy136

    Benjy136 Junior Member

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    Hey Y'all!!!;

    It's Willie"s Birthday today. I told her I'd be her birthday card this year. All day long, her wish is my command. If it could be done, I'd do it NOW. If it couldn't be done, it might take a little longer. Lol to all of you and Hooroo.

    Ben
     
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    WILLIE'S SONG.......Moderate Waltz......... Ben Gabus 8/28/2012

    I awake with two arms that'll hold me...
    .And two lips you just wouldn't believe
    And lost in her eyes is the nearest to Heaven.
    ..I'll ever hope to be.
    Cho
    And sometimes I just lie here beside her
    And thank all the powers that be
    That with all of the others she might have chosen
    The woman I'm lovin' chose me

    I aint much in the ways of a man of this world
    Just a plain simple guy's what you see
    but when she tells me she loves me then shows that it's true
    I'm more than I ever thought I could be

    Cho
    And sometimes I just lie here beside her
    And thank all the powers that be
    That with all of the others she might have chosen
    The woman I'm lovin' chose me

    Benjy
     
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    Like I said - it's no wonder Willie puts up with Ben's worm 'problem'!

    I want one like you Ben...
     
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    Wish her a belated birthday wish from me. I went to reply last night and the computer shut down as I was typing.

    Ben you are such a romantic no wonder Eco is buckling at the knees.
     
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    Eco and Brian;

    Actually kids, I'm the one blessed here to have found, at this point in my life, such a wonderful woman who brings out the better part of me. Neither of us has had the occasion to speak harshly to the other in six years of sharing each other's strengths and weaknesses. If everyone could have the kind of relationship we have, There'd truly be Peace on earth.

    Benjy
     
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    This started out to be about Eco, but words seem to have a way with themselves lol.

    ....................Echos of a memory..............Ben Gabus 8/29/2012

    It was but an echo...Of a voice long past and gone
    From somewhere in the depths of time...A soft and gentle tone
    It gave me pause to listen...Perhaps to hear once more
    A voice that gave me comfort in...A time that came before

    When , as a lad, one friend I had...Through thick and thin he stayed
    True blue, he never faltered...Our friendship never frayed
    When I was called and had to leave...He cried to see me go
    I made a promise by the gate...I said "I'll come back Bo"

    How could I know that he would go...before I came back home
    but tonight I heard an echo...of a voice long past and gone
    I wiped a tear remembering ...what all dog lovers know
    He's found a world of happiness ...Where all good doggies go.
     
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    Hey Ben, are you still fighting over on the Gun Thread? LOL Hope you have recovered from what was getting you down.
     
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    Fighting? No shots have been fired. (Apart from the blokes in the video)
     
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    Funny how people are so passinate about some things. I hope Ben is ok as he hasn't been well.
     
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    Hey Blokes.

    I'm doing fine. Just been off my feed for a few days. Darn computer's been out of sorts also. I'll give y'all a shout tomorrow. Repairs sorta sneak up on ya. My Nephew is up to visit a while from Louisiana, and we've been cathin' up.
    All in all 'sbeen pretty hecktic on the home front. Hooroo.

    Benjy
     
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    An uber long Aussie poem, 'Said Hanrahan' by John O'Brien, for our Poet-in-Residence. Hope you feel better soon Ben (even tho I'm not a bloke) :)

    "We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
    In accents most forlorn,
    Outside the church, ere Mass began,
    One frosty Sunday morn.

    The congregation stood about,
    Coat-collars to the ears,
    And talked of stock, and crops, and drought,
    As it had done for years.

    "It's looking crook," said Daniel Croke;
    "Bedad, it's cruke, me lad,
    For never since the banks went broke
    Has seasons been so bad."

    "It's dry, all right," said young O'Neil,
    With which astute remark
    He squatted down upon his heel
    And chewed a piece of bark.

    And so around the chorus ran
    "It's keepin' dry, no doubt."
    "We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
    "Before the year is out."

    "The crops are done; ye'll have your work
    To save one bag of grain;
    From here way out to Back-o'-Bourke
    They're singin' out for rain.

    "They're singin' out for rain," he said,
    "And all the tanks are dry."
    The congregation scratched its head,
    And gazed around the sky.

    "There won't be grass, in any case,
    Enough to feed an ass;
    There's not a blade on Casey's place
    As I came down to Mass."

    "If rain don't come this month," said Dan,
    And cleared his throat to speak -
    "We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
    "If rain don't come this week."

    A heavy silence seemed to steal
    On all at this remark;
    And each man squatted on his heel,
    And chewed a piece of bark.

    "We want an inch of rain, we do,"
    O'Neil observed at last;
    But Croke "maintained" we wanted two
    To put the danger past.

    "If we don't get three inches, man,
    Or four to break this drought,
    We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
    "Before the year is out."

    In God's good time down came the rain;
    And all the afternoon
    On iron roof and window-pane
    It drummed a homely tune.

    And through the night it pattered still,
    And lightsome, gladsome elves
    On dripping spout and window-sill
    Kept talking to themselves.

    It pelted, pelted all day long,
    A-singing at its work,
    Till every heart took up the song
    Way out to Back-o'-Bourke.

    And every creek a banker ran,
    And dams filled overtop;
    "We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
    "If this rain doesn't stop."

    And stop it did, in God's good time;
    And spring came in to fold
    A mantle o'er the hills sublime
    Of green and pink and gold.

    And days went by on dancing feet,
    With harvest-hopes immense,
    And laughing eyes beheld the wheat
    Nid-nodding o'er the fence.

    And, oh, the smiles on every face,
    As happy lad and lass
    Through grass knee-deep on Casey's place
    Went riding down to Mass.

    While round the church in clothes genteel
    Discoursed the men of mark,
    And each man squatted on his heel,
    And chewed his piece of bark.

    "There'll be bush-fires for sure, me man,
    There will, without a doubt;
    We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
    "Before the year is out."

    Around the Boree Log and Other Verses, 1921
     
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    Good on you Ben. Just good to know you are doing fine.
     
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    Leslie;

    A foine bit of irony. Sorry about the bloke thing. I'm pretty new at your colloquialisms.

    Born in Texas, lived up north, I've learned a bastard tongue
    I say y'all and eat m'grits,,,learned that when I was young
    Tho I can pack a snowball hard... and ski and skate on ice
    don't call me Damnyankee or you will pay the price

    I'm not a trouble maker, and I'll oft step aside
    Do your thing, I'll do mine...I won't be ruled by pride
    If I have hurt your feelings ...with words I've spake, well then
    Spit it out and I will never...call you bloke again.

    Ben
     
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    Haha. Feelings well and truly intact, just an opportune moment to let you know that blokes are guys.
    Mental Note taken to avoid da**y**kee ;)
     
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    I knew that. Just didn't do that' Over here a group consisting of guys and girls are quite oft referred to as guys except in very polite society and then its "Ladies and Gentlemen".
     
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    Not really, really oft, though
     
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    Sometimes?
     
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    C'mon gu.............gang. we've been through so much together.

    The plagues, the pox, the wars the peace
    The conficts, we've each had a piece
    misunderstandings never ceace
    just Bung another snag on the barbie

    Ding-bat, dag or sticky beak
    Yenta, fool or dumb pip-squeak
    might seem confusing when we speak
    so just bung another snag on the barbie

    I've got your back and you've got mine
    If one of us seems out of line
    You won't whinge and I won't whine
    we'll just bung another snag on the barbie

    Benly
     
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    The "gro-box with the lettuce and the worms I spoke of earlier is doing fine. The lettuce looked a little peeked for a few days, but they've picked up now. I've been neglecting my garden to the point that I'll have to just smother it with about six inches of straw, and work it in come early spring. My Kiwis are the only good-sized crop left, as the birds ate my good bugs and the voles worked their magic with my root crops (made them disappear), and some new worm found my fall cukes that I planted next to a stand of Zinneas. Apparently, the flowers attracted the butterflies and they migrated to the cukes, laid their eggs in the fruit and messed up the whole crop. We had a fair garden through a good part of the summer, though. The heirloom tomatoes were hit by a blight, and though I don't wish to support Monsanto, I have to find a resistant variety for next year.(Do you think, maybe, they invent these diseases so we have to buy their seed?) I wouldn't put it past them.

    I've been looking for you every morning and walking away from the screen disappointed. Even my old friend Brian has abandoned me. Poor, poor, pitiful me. Alas and alack. Do not ask "For whom the bell tolls" and so on and so forth lol.

    Benjy
     
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    It's spring here Ben. All the Antipodeans (well the sensible ones anyway) are sunning themselves in the garden watching the birds make nests, the bees collect pollen, the butterflies flutter by, and if you listen carefully you can hear the corn getting taller. You won't get much sense out of us for a few months. Then the sun will get relentlessly hot driving us indoors by about 10 am to hide in the shade and check who's on line.
     

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