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The Bah! Humbug! Christmas thread.

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2010 01:43 am
@littlek,
Quote:
MissO - this is very sad. I am glad you decided to go not just because your mother may have a moment of lucidity and appreciate your being there, but also I think it's good for you (as much as you may not want to go). I think I would feel badly if I didn't go and it was her last Christmas. Don't you have a sister?

Thanks for your response, k. Much appreciated.
I think you're right. It's as much for me as it is for my mother. (Meaning I want to be able to live with myself.)

Yes, I do have a sister. Older than me, by 5 or 6 years.
But she's out of the picture now.
Around 4 years ago, after my mother's partner died, she "took my mother in". To live with her. Indefinitely, it looked like.
In less than one year she'd wiped out my mother's bank account.
Then placed her in the aged care facility.
She's visited her about 4 times since.

The sad thing is, she was much closer to my mother than I ever was. They were like best friends, really, more than mother & daughter. (My mother & I didn't "get on" all that well.)
But even given what's happened, I think my mother would have received a great deal of pleasure from her continued contact. I think it might have made a real difference to her.




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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2010 02:26 am
Well, here is a missive - I'm the sentimental sort who saves this, and now has to get rid of all these papers, from my aunt Nan, probably 95 at the time, or even later.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Nan195.jpg?t=1291277799

She cliped an old card
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2010 02:41 am
What a brain, my aunt nan. She's the one who worked for Disney in the thirties...... as a secretary.

She taught in a schoolhouse in the san juan islands, very early in the nineteen hundreds.

The link photo was recent, or recent re a christmas missive before she died.

Nan had a lot to do with who I am, sort of a surprise re me.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 07:26 pm
One last bah humbug for the road!
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/0/6/6/1066_slide.jpg?v=2
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Nov, 2011 12:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Let's start this Bah Humbug season off with an intellectual bang!

Quote:
Chrisanthropy
Contempt for humanity provoked by exposure to the trappings of Christmas (e.g. crowds of shoppers, TV advertisements, endless rehashing of festive hits on the radio etc). A portmanteau, formed out of the words "Christmas" and "misanthropy".

Seeing the Coke ad filled Manfred with deep feelings of Chrisanthropy. He was later arrested for assaulting a department-store Santa.
by Monte Pindik on Nov 22, 2011

tags: chrisanthrope, grinch, christmas, misanthropy, misanthrope

msolga
 
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Reply Sat 26 Nov, 2011 01:25 am
@tsarstepan,
Bravo, tsar!
An excellent start to the Bah Humbug season.
Let's hope that others will follow your excellent lead! (I'm working on it! Smile )

And there's only a month to go till the big day!
Momma mia! Shocked
Dutchy
 
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Reply Sat 26 Nov, 2011 01:49 am
@msolga,
2011 First Christmas Joke

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

"In honor of this holy season" Saint Peter said, "You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven."

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. "It represents a candle", he said.

"You may pass through the pearly gates" Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, "They're bells."

Saint Peter said "You may pass through the pearly gates".

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, "And just what do those symbolize?"

The man replied, "These are Carols."

And So The Christmas Season
Begins......







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Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 26 Nov, 2011 11:56 am
Here is a good post by BBB which starts the Xmas season off to a bang:

http://able2know.org/topic/180709-1#post-4804345
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2011 06:26 am
I'm trying really hard to think of suitable Bah Humbuggish things to post here, to counter all those early A2K Christmas threads, but sadly, not having much success .....

Waiting, waiting for inspiration ... (I think I'm resisting even thinking Christmas!)

In the meantime, I hope to see others' grumpy contributions here.

http://i3.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/lens7828921_1291216067bahhumbug.santa.cartoon.j
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Nov, 2011 05:28 am
@msolga,
Load of codswallop.
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 30 Nov, 2011 05:47 am
@dlowan,
Is not!!!!
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 30 Nov, 2011 06:27 am
@msolga,
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 1 Dec, 2011 02:17 pm
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

Is not!!!!



I meant CHRISTMAS is a load of codswallop!
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 1 Dec, 2011 02:45 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

msolga wrote:

Is not!!!!



I meant CHRISTMAS is a load of codswallop!


I'll drink to that. Drunk Drunk Drunk
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 1 Dec, 2011 02:47 pm
@dlowan,
Quote:
I meant CHRISTMAS is a load of codswallop!

Well in that case ..... you are SO right! Very Happy
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 2 Dec, 2011 06:58 pm
@msolga,
<sigh>

Neutral

http://images.theage.com.au/2011/12/02/2812640/Leunig-Xmas-2-December-600x400.gif
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 18 Dec, 2011 09:12 pm
@msolga,
He's not feeling any better about it, I'm afraid ....

But not long before it's over! Smile

http://images.theage.com.au/2011/12/17/2845687/1_Leunig-Tired-December-17-600x400.jpg
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2011 01:07 am
@msolga,
Bah humbug.

Trying tom decide if I have the energy for late new years day r and r drinks.

Probably not.
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2011 01:12 am
@dlowan,
I can understand that, Deb.
Especially if you're feeling particularly tired.
I suspect my new year eve will be much the same as every other day.
And that's fine by me.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2011 06:53 am
Hinge just posted this to one of the Oz threads.

So I thought I'd post it here, too.

There just aren't enough of you whining about Christmas this year. Have you all become converts? Wink Smile

https://p.twimg.com/AhAUgCSCIAABs2c.jpg
 

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