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Doing anything special for Labor Day 2019?

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 18 Sep, 2019 02:05 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I'm an "idiot" because I don't know what Saint Crispin's Day is?

That's NOT an American holiday you kook.

Only British holidays we Americans celebrate is St. Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.


St Valentine's Day isn't a holiday over here, neither is St Patrick's Day, or, would you believe it, St Crispin's Day.

Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 18 Sep, 2019 03:36 pm
@izzythepush,
I simply love St.Crispins Day.

...um, around here that's the day many establishments give a hearty serving of bacon and pork ribs crispins with the meal.
(what, now ya want good jokes? Please, it's been a very rough month)

St. Swithin, St.Crispin or his twin Crispian or numerous other saints are continually things I have to look up and get a refresher course on. Mother didn't believe in the idea of saints and her yelling/screaming against their space in Christianity pushed me to where I have trouble retaining knowledge of them.
(In fairness, Mother was born Jewish and converted to Methodism in her teens...although Methodists have hymns about Saints, so, I don't rightly know why she was so bothered by them)
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 18 Sep, 2019 03:42 pm
@Sturgis,
I like stories, and some of the Saxon saints have great stories.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 18 Sep, 2019 04:09 pm
@izzythepush,
Plus it's always good to learn new information (even if I forget it a while later)
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 18 Sep, 2019 04:39 pm
@izzythepush,
You're English, so let me word this in terms you can understand:

I don't blooming care about your holiday.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 12:43 am
@Sturgis,
That's part of the joy, there's not as much fun watching a favourite old film if you remember everything. Although I tend to remember a split second before it happens.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 12:46 am
@JGoldman10,
I live in England not the 1950s.

Let me put this in words you'll understand. You will spend the rest of your life looking for reasons not to do any work, other than a few preliminary sketches you will achieve nothing.

And then you'll blame other people for your inertia.

You've been away almost ten years and in that time you've achieved nothing.

Get your finger out.
Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 01:19 am
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
There's a chat site I frequent that's populated with non-Americans. I am friends with some non-Americans.


Any chance of an invite?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 04:35 am
@izzythepush,
Why do you assume I am not working?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 04:47 am
@Miss L Toad,
I'll give you the name of the site in PM.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 05:06 am
@JGoldman10,
Because you spend all your time asking for help with research instead of doing anything.

What have you done? Serious question, by that I mean what have you actually finished.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 05:07 am
@izzythepush,
You know nothing about my personal business and situation. What I do when I am not online. Bug off.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 05:15 am
@JGoldman10,
So that's a no then. Since you were last here I've written my second novel, and I'm a terrible procrastinator, not as bad as you mind.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 11:18 am
@JGoldman10,
From Henry V, by Willie Shakespeare, another run of the mill feriner.


KING. What's he that wishes so?
My cousin, Westmorland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark'd to die, we are enough
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmorland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester—
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
Quote:
But we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.


Get chills every time I read it or hear it. Imagine that: "Band of Brothers", just another Americanism not created by an Amurican.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 11:19 am
@izzythepush,
I love St Swithens day.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 11:29 am
@bobsal u1553115,
One of the scenes in that play occurs in Southampton. Act II SC II.

It happened in this pub, (so they say).

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/09/c6/7e/c4/the-red-lion-pub.jpg

Quote:
The date was the 31st July 1415 and King Henry lost no time in putting in place a commission which heard the case at the Red Lion Inn in Southampton. The commission condemned the conspirators to death. Despite pleas for clemency, Cambridge along with Scrope, was executed at just outside Bargate on Southampton Green,on 5th August 1415. Grey was killed on the 3rd August.


http://www.hampshire-history.com/the-southampton-plot/
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 12:02 pm
@izzythepush,
Henry came to regret executing Scrope at his death bed. Henry died young and Henry VI had no-one to teach him statecraft. The Queen's family were not popular.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 12:10 pm
Labor Day U.S.A. 2019 passed. Why is this thread still going on?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 12:15 pm
@JGoldman10,
Why are you still coming to it????
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 12:20 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Why are people continuing to derail it?
 

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