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Elspeth Posted on: 28-Oct-2019, 09:08 PM

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Thanks. 😊
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Elspeth Posted on: 25-Sep-2019, 07:52 AM

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It's been a while since I've been on here. Anyone remember me?
I know a few of the members I used to talk with have passed on. sad.gif
Hope you've all been doing well.
I was wondering if there are any native Scots as part of the community.

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Elspeth Posted on: 09-Aug-2016, 07:39 AM

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Hello Everyone!

After a long hiatus, I'm happy to be back. smile.gif

Here's to good music and good fellowship. beer_mug.gif

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Elspeth Posted on: 28-Jul-2008, 07:42 PM

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Hey Conner, I haven't been around here for a while so first I need to say - Hi!

I caught your post and had to respond as I feel I've been on both sides of your situation.

First - Keep going to counciling. Do not stop for anyone other than yourself.

Second - I've learned whenever you think you are at the end of your rope, you'll discover the rope is always a bit longer than your first thought.

Third - Relationships take work and energy. If you think perhaps you need to focus on yourself right now, there is nothing wrong with taking your relationship a bit slower for a while. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. There are degrees that maybe you will find more comfort with.

Fourth - There is a difference between someone who is being tough to be helpful and somone who does not care to understand. You need to determine which your girlfriend is. Work on this with your counselor.

Lastly - Perspective is a wonderful thing. Step out of your ordinary and evaluate from new angles. Do this with your counselor. Do it in small areas. Go to different resturants, libriaries, museums, parks, whatever feeds your soul. Stop and look around you at all the beauty that is here. Breathe deeply. Feel JOY. Life can be WONDERFUL. Not just for other people, but for you.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #255866

Elspeth Posted on: 28-Jul-2008, 07:27 PM

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On July 10, sometime in the wee hours of the morning, my Aunt Mary died.

I'd like to take a moment and publicly thank God for her life.

Mary was born in 1938 with Cerebral Palsy.
Her parents were told she would never live long past childhood.
She was 70 when her body finally gave out.
Mary couldn't walk, but as a child she crawled across a farmyard to be where her siblings were. Later she used crutches and finally a wheelchair.
She never progressed past the understanding of an older child and yet she knew all about the people and happenings of her world.
Mary never, ever complained. Of the pain. Or that she couldn't do what others did. She did what she could. Beautiful embroidery. Ironing. Drying dishes.
God granted her family's most fervent desire that she never have to be hospitalized or institutionalized.
She died peacefully in her sleep. In her home, with those who loved her silently slumbering around her.
God is faithful. God is good. Blessed be the name of the Lord

In the hours after Mary’s death, I found myself thinking of one of my favorite books, A Christmas Carol.
“I see a vacant seat in the poor chimney corner and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved.”
There is an empty blue chair in the living room. At every meal, one place less will be set. Her crutches, worn from use and delegated to a cobbywebby cubby hole will be carefully preserved.

Dickens quoted: “He took a child and set him in the midst of them.”
Mary was no longer a child when she died, and yet God had blessed her with a childlike spirit.
She found joy in simple things.
She was curious about everything.
And she loved to laugh.

Tiny Tim was
“very light to carry and his father loved him so much that it was no trouble, no trouble at all.”

Mary needed some degree of care all of her life. But for those who cared for her, I believe all will say it was no trouble, no trouble at all.
Mary wasn’t a burden to those who loved her.
Mary never complained about her pain or about not being able to what others did.
She not only was patient in affliction, I don’t think she thought of herself as afflicted.
For those who cared for her, I am sure there were times they wearied of the task. But Mary always did all she could for herself, never demanded and never complained.

Bob Cratchit said of Tiny Tim – “When we recollect how patient and mild he was we shall not quarrel easily among ourselves and forget Tiny Tim in doing it.”
A common admonishment when we were kids was – quit bickering, you’ll upset Mary!
Mom said it many times to Cindy, Wayne and I.
I’ve said it to my kids.
And I’m guessing Grandma and Grandpap said it to Lila, Harry, Mom and Bob.
For three generations, Mary’s inadvertently been a peacemaker.

Mary could get annoyed, angry or frustrated. But those moods never lasted long. She didn't sulk or hold grudges.

One thing Mary definitely was was determined. Mom tells that when she was a child, Mary wasn’t content sitting in the house. She wanted to be where the other kids were. Mary would make her way out of the house and crawl not only across the lawn, but across the road to get to the barn. And this wasn’t some nicely paved piece of asphalt, it was a country road made of rock and cinder with cars whizzing past. My Grandmother lived in mortal dread that Mary would get killed on that road, but nothing would keep Mary down.

Now Mary runs with the angels. After her death, I had a moment when all stopped. I felt I was witnessing from afar the moment when Mary was finally able to run and hug her parents.

It is hard for me to imagine who Mary is now that she has been made perfect. It is more than a healing of physical infirmities. It is also a completion of her mind. It makes me feel a bit shy to think of meeting her again. She won't be as we knew her. She will be a stranger. I know in heaven emotional distance will no longer exist, and yet, I cannot grasp the change. I expect to ponder it for many a year until I meet her again. By then, perhaps I will have gained some understanding.
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Elspeth Posted on: 03-Mar-2008, 03:46 PM

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Just caught up on what the women are talking about. Seems to me when the thread was started sooo long ago, we were discussing menopause! biggrin.gif

I keep thinking I must be getting there, then I realize I'm bitchy because my husband's an idiot. laugh.gif

Heard a commedianne say she's personally responsible for global warming. Al Gore's been following her around for years.

As to the plastic surgery question, I've actually looked into having a reduction done. Would be so nice to a nice comfortable C.

So, who are the women liking for President?
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Elspeth Posted on: 19-Nov-2007, 04:05 PM

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Thanks valpal!

That's right bro. Quit telling tales on me. Once I get my teeth back in, I'm gonna start leering at all the young kilted lads on this site! naughty.gif

A big happybday.gif to the other 39 people who have birthdays on this day. I never met anyone who shared my birthday and right here there's 40 of us.

A great big martini.gif to us all!! Heck, with the day I've had let's have two martini.gif martini.gif (or more) cool.gif
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #218355

Elspeth Posted on: 12-Oct-2007, 08:26 AM

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Check out Kathy Mattea (A WVA native). I know you already have one of hers on, but she is really into Irish music and is putting some on her cd's. On Roses she has Isle of Inishmore, the air and jig and That's All the Lumber.

Something you might like to look into for a twist is some tracks from "The Folktellers" http://www.storywindow.com/stories_for_the_road.htm

I rememeber from the book Christy when she got up in the coves of North Carolina how surprised she was to hear songs of long ago kings of Scotland being sung by those who'd never been beyond their own mountain.

I have been listening quite a bit and really love what you've done A!! Great job!!
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #210807

No New Posts  I Got DSL! (Pages 1 2 )
Elspeth Posted on: 12-Oct-2007, 08:09 AM

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Thanks John!

I posted a couple of new ones over in Celtic Hearts.
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Elspeth Posted on: 09-Oct-2007, 04:45 AM

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Sorry, don't know the title, but I saw the movie. rolleyes.gif

I liked it too. smile.gif
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Elspeth Posted on: 08-Oct-2007, 10:03 PM

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I just watched Dancing at Lughnasa with Meryl Streep. Wonderful movie. Loved it.
Takes place in Ireland, Donegal to be exact in the 1930's. Check it out. Watched it as a download from Netflix.
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Elspeth Posted on: 08-Oct-2007, 07:17 AM

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Been listening and this is wonderful!

Love Joan Baez's Matty Groves.

So glad you started this. It is hard to find this kind of music.
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Elspeth Posted on: 08-Oct-2007, 06:39 AM

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Seems the only time I paint is gifts for my mother. biggrin.gif

This is one I did for her birthday. It's the family farm in Pennsylvania, the place she played as a child.
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Elspeth Posted on: 07-Oct-2007, 05:47 PM

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I'm with A, These have to be screen savers.

I know Wales is known as Cambria. Is Cumbria another spelling? Another area? An area within Wales?


My daughter, the snot, got to go there but her pictures are nothing like these. *lol*
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #210033

Elspeth Posted on: 07-Oct-2007, 05:38 PM

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Mine are...

1. Faith
2. Exhortation, Helps, Discernment, Poverty
3. Knowledge, Writing, Craftmanship, Encouragement
4. Prophecy
5. Mercy, Administration

(put in extras.. had a lot of ties)

This was a good test. Made me think upon all the areas where I can improve.

Should we list our bottom list gifts?
Mine were speaking in tongues and celibacy. rolleyes.gif
  Forum: Kirk and Chapel  ·  Post Preview: #210031

Elspeth Posted on: 07-Oct-2007, 05:11 PM

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So, Rindy, I've wondered.
Is the woman who sings so delightfully on CAD's first cd still with the band?
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #210027

Elspeth Posted on: 07-Oct-2007, 04:51 PM

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I've come to this thread, trying to think of someone.... But, my ancestors are the kind who wouldn't appreciated being bothered by something as silly as a seance.

Like telelmarketers intruding into heaven.

So, I think of people 'famous'. That as well is hard. Any 'hero' would be dimished by truth. *sigh*

Going to keep thinking. Perhaps I'd talk to the person who invented popcorn. *lol*

I would like to know from distant ancestors what the land was like they left. Where they lived, what they did, why they left.

Perhaps I'd ask my greatgrandmother why she didn't name her twin infants who died shortly after birth. And why she married a man so many years her senior and seemingly so completely devoid of humor.
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Elspeth Posted on: 03-Oct-2007, 06:30 AM

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Fascinating conjecture. Hadn't thought of this before.
Can't wait to read the essays.
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Elspeth Posted on: 01-Oct-2007, 08:39 PM

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I just came back on CR to read this and I don't know what to say. Having a little guy myself, I'm terrified to imagine what you have gone through and too chicken to read your account.

God bless you, your wife, your family and all the friends of Aaron.

Some mysteries are so far beyond understanding they cannot even be questioned.

May you always feel the strong arms of your Heavenly Father.
May you never be without the shoulder of an earthly friend.
And May your memories be vivd and sweet.

My heart pours out to you.

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No New Posts  I Got DSL! (Pages 1 2 )
Elspeth Posted on: 01-Oct-2007, 08:24 PM

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OK, I know I haven't been on in quite a while and most of you probably are wondering who this stranger is...

But, I am just to danged happy to finally have DSL and the ability to


It's been years since I've been able to listen.


Love the Celtic Moon. clap.gif thumbup.gif toot.gif
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Elspeth Posted on: 01-Oct-2007, 08:19 PM

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Prayers dear gabby for your friends and for you as well as you hurt with them.
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Elspeth Posted on: 01-Oct-2007, 08:13 PM

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Reread most the Harry Potters this summer along with the last one (on the day it came out)

Now reading Grapes of Wrath. Just finished The Sound and the Fury. Trying to get some classics in I've missed out on.
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Elspeth Posted on: 24-May-2007, 07:01 PM

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Congrats on your new baby boy! God is Faithful isn't he.
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Elspeth Posted on: 02-May-2007, 09:53 PM

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OMGosh dundee!! What a precious bundle of joy!! She is the sweetest little thing. Truly beautiful.

Glad to hear her mom's enjoying her cries. That will wear off. tongue.gif

Looks like grandpa's enjoying her a bit too.
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Elspeth Posted on: 02-May-2007, 09:41 PM

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How horrorific. sad.gif What a horrible thing for the family to have to process.

I pray for peace for all who grieve this loss.

The perpetrators may escape earthly justice, but no one escapes the final judgement.

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