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  • Posts

    • Spunky lady Barbara Bush - lived a long life.   Understand what you mean about the news Binker, just heard that Guiliani is joining the Trump legal team, all the shysters in the one group.  I still watch the headlines and I have read A Higher Loyalty, interesting, but not anything that hasn't been kicking around for a while. 
    • It's funny to hear about the heat when I'm looking out the window at patches of snow.  I get the feeling that Spring will never get here. Dave has all sorts of seeds started on a shelf downstairs, he's anxious to get out into the garden but I'm afraid he isn't physically fit to do much gardening, maybe our neighbour will help.
    • That's awful iff, there are some very nasty people around, thankfully he will recover physically but I'm sure his nerves will be on edge for a long time!
    • Casabianca The boy stood on the burning deck
       Whence all but he had fled;
      The flame that lit the battle's wreck
       Shone round him o'er the dead. 
      Yet beautiful and bright he stood,
       As born to rule the storm -
      A creature of heroic blood,
       A proud, though child-like form. 
      The flames rolled on - he would not go
       Without his Father's word;
      That father, faint in death below,
       His voice no longer heard. 
      He called aloud: – 'say, Father, say
       If yet my task is done?'
      He knew not that the chieftain lay
       Unconscious of his son.   'Speak, father!' once again he cried,
       'If I may yet be gone!'
      And but the booming shots replied,
       And fast the flames rolled on. 
      Upon his brow he felt their breath,
       And in his waving hair,
      And looked from that lone post of death
       In still yet brave despair; 
      And shouted but once more aloud,
       'My father! must I stay?'
      While o'er him fast, through sail and shroud,
       The wreathing fires made way. 
      They wrapt the ship in splendour wild,
       They caught the flag on high,
      And streamed above the gallant child,
       Like banners in the sky. 
      There came a burst of thunder-sound –
       The boy – oh! where was he?
      Ask of the winds that far around
       With fragments strewed the sea!– 
      With mast, and helm, and pennon fair,
       That well had borne their part –
      But the noblest thing which perished there
       Was that young faithful heart.    Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
    • very well said Binker
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