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SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.

vectis 12 Nov 17 - 07:49 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 13 Nov 17 - 07:45 AM
Firecat 13 Nov 17 - 09:33 AM
Sarah the flute 13 Nov 17 - 01:50 PM
Anne Lister 13 Nov 17 - 03:47 PM
Hollowfox 13 Nov 17 - 03:52 PM
Acme 13 Nov 17 - 08:43 PM
Jeri 13 Nov 17 - 10:39 PM
GUEST,Anne Lister's SS 16 Nov 17 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,Jacqui's You Know What 16 Nov 17 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Sara the Flute's SS 19 Nov 17 - 07:45 AM
Sarah the flute 19 Nov 17 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,Jeri's Jovial Jule-tide Joculator 19 Nov 17 - 06:31 PM
Rapparee 20 Nov 17 - 10:52 AM
Anne Lister 20 Nov 17 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,Hola there foxy 20 Nov 17 - 05:47 PM
GUEST,Jacqui?s So-Secret Santa 20 Nov 17 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,Severn 22 Nov 17 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,Jacqui's Secret...Well, I'm not Kendall 23 Nov 17 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,Anne Lister's SS 25 Nov 17 - 04:40 PM
Jeri 25 Nov 17 - 07:24 PM
Rapparee 25 Nov 17 - 10:19 PM
Acme 26 Nov 17 - 12:06 AM
Firecat 26 Nov 17 - 01:05 PM
jacqui.c 26 Nov 17 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,Coyote Claus 26 Nov 17 - 06:14 PM
Acme 26 Nov 17 - 08:10 PM
GUEST,Jacqui's 26 Nov 17 - 10:03 PM
GUEST,jACQUI 26 Nov 17 - 10:04 PM
GUEST,Jacqui's Most Secret Santanic 26 Nov 17 - 10:05 PM
GUEST,Jacqui's Most Secret Santanic 26 Nov 17 - 10:06 PM
Acme 26 Nov 17 - 11:47 PM
Jeri 27 Nov 17 - 09:03 AM
Hollowfox 27 Nov 17 - 07:21 PM
GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa 27 Nov 17 - 11:18 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 28 Nov 17 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa 28 Nov 17 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Jacqui's Super Secret Santanic Santa 29 Nov 17 - 08:59 AM
jacqui.c 29 Nov 17 - 05:13 PM
GUEST,Sarah the Flute's Sneaky Santa 02 Dec 17 - 07:49 AM
GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa 03 Dec 17 - 08:07 PM
GUEST,Firecat's Santa and Surveillance Squad 04 Dec 17 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Jeri's Secret Santa, less alliterative becau 05 Dec 17 - 06:01 PM
Jeri 05 Dec 17 - 06:54 PM
Severn 05 Dec 17 - 07:16 PM
Sarah the flute 06 Dec 17 - 03:55 AM
GUEST,Anne Lister's Smugly Secret Santa 07 Dec 17 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Hola there foxy 07 Dec 17 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,Is it Severn's Santa? 07 Dec 17 - 07:29 PM
GUEST,Sarah's Satisfied Santa 08 Dec 17 - 02:19 PM
Severn 08 Dec 17 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,Jeri's Jovial Jule-tide Joculator 09 Dec 17 - 10:31 AM
Jeri 09 Dec 17 - 10:41 AM
Rapparee 09 Dec 17 - 10:46 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 09 Dec 17 - 11:24 AM
Anne Lister 09 Dec 17 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion 10 Dec 17 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa 11 Dec 17 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,Anne Lister's Smug Sectre Santa 12 Dec 17 - 01:49 PM
Anne Lister 12 Dec 17 - 05:22 PM
Rapparee 13 Dec 17 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion 14 Dec 17 - 05:57 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 14 Dec 17 - 07:09 AM
GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion 14 Dec 17 - 11:33 AM
GUEST,Severn's secret Santa 15 Dec 17 - 09:30 AM
Rapparee 15 Dec 17 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa 15 Dec 17 - 04:21 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 Dec 17 - 04:55 PM
GUEST,Anne Lister's Smiling Secret Santa 18 Dec 17 - 04:10 PM
GUEST, Billybob's discomBOBulated Santa 19 Dec 17 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,Firecat's Slow Santa & His Stealth Elves 19 Dec 17 - 01:13 PM
GUEST,Acme's Secet Slow Santa 19 Dec 17 - 02:39 PM
Sarah the flute 19 Dec 17 - 04:08 PM
GUEST,Anne Lister's SS (finally) 19 Dec 17 - 04:35 PM
Anne Lister 19 Dec 17 - 06:25 PM
Anne Lister 20 Dec 17 - 06:00 AM
Jeri 21 Dec 17 - 06:32 PM
GUEST,Jacqui's Super Secret Santanic Santa 21 Dec 17 - 08:19 PM
Severn 22 Dec 17 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Hola there foxy 22 Dec 17 - 01:22 PM
Rapparee 23 Dec 17 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,Jeri's somewhat deJected Santa 24 Dec 17 - 11:33 AM
Jeri 24 Dec 17 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,Jeri's re-Jovialised Santa! 24 Dec 17 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Firecat's Slow Santa and his sadly selected 24 Dec 17 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion 24 Dec 17 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,Hollowfox, sans cookie 24 Dec 17 - 11:29 PM
Hollowfox 26 Dec 17 - 08:39 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 26 Dec 17 - 08:53 AM
GUEST,Anne Lister's Freezing Secret Santa 26 Dec 17 - 04:12 PM
Rapparee 26 Dec 17 - 08:39 PM
Anne Lister 27 Dec 17 - 06:45 AM
GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion 27 Dec 17 - 08:35 AM
Rapparee 27 Dec 17 - 08:58 AM
Acme 27 Dec 17 - 09:48 AM
Jeri 27 Dec 17 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion 27 Dec 17 - 01:10 PM
Sarah the flute 27 Dec 17 - 05:56 PM
Rapparee 27 Dec 17 - 08:25 PM
Severn 28 Dec 17 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Anne Lister sans cookie 28 Dec 17 - 02:13 PM
Severn 30 Dec 17 - 02:51 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 30 Dec 17 - 06:54 AM
Rapparee 30 Dec 17 - 10:01 PM
GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion 31 Dec 17 - 01:06 PM
Rapparee 31 Dec 17 - 07:33 PM
Rapparee 01 Jan 18 - 03:24 PM
Acme 02 Jan 18 - 01:28 AM
Jeri 02 Jan 18 - 04:10 PM
Jeri 02 Jan 18 - 07:00 PM
Acme 02 Jan 18 - 07:48 PM
Jeri 02 Jan 18 - 08:57 PM
Anne Lister 03 Jan 18 - 10:39 AM
Jeri 03 Jan 18 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,Severn's sleepy secret santa 03 Jan 18 - 02:21 PM
Severn 04 Jan 18 - 02:18 PM
Rapparee 04 Jan 18 - 05:23 PM
Severn 05 Jan 18 - 12:07 PM
GUEST, Billybob's contrite Sorry Secret Santa 05 Jan 18 - 12:30 PM
Severn 06 Jan 18 - 02:56 PM
Hollowfox 06 Jan 18 - 04:58 PM
Rapparee 08 Jan 18 - 09:00 PM
GUEST, Billybob's triumphant SS 08 Jan 18 - 10:32 PM
Jeri 08 Jan 18 - 11:23 PM
Firecat 09 Jan 18 - 05:48 AM
billybob 10 Jan 18 - 09:32 AM
jacqui.c 11 Jan 18 - 10:44 AM
Severn 11 Jan 18 - 11:25 PM
GUEST, Billybob's map-savvy Secret Santa 13 Jan 18 - 09:34 AM
Rapparee 14 Jan 18 - 08:06 PM
billybob 16 Jan 18 - 12:27 PM
Severn 16 Jan 18 - 05:13 PM
GUEST,Severn's slightly seasick Santa 17 Jan 18 - 08:16 AM
vectis 21 Jan 18 - 04:49 AM
GUEST,SEVERNS Salty Secret Santa 22 Jan 18 - 08:05 AM
Severn 24 Jan 18 - 07:46 PM
Severn 26 Jan 18 - 06:42 PM
GUEST,SEVERNS Salty Secret Santa 27 Jan 18 - 06:33 AM
Severn 29 Jan 18 - 03:30 PM
billybob 29 Jan 18 - 08:36 PM
Severn 30 Jan 18 - 12:02 AM
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Subject: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: vectis
Date: 12 Nov 17 - 07:49 PM

Here is the faithful list for all participants to fill in to give their Santa some ideas of your loves and hates. Just copy and paste this list and answer all or some of the questions posed.

This thread can also be used to tease your santees, once you know who they are, which will be soon.

1. What is your age range?

2. Gender?

3. Do you have a favorite color?

4. Favorite authors/type of book?

5. What books have you really been wanting?

6. What type of music do you like?

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)?

9. What is your t-shirt size?

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?

11. What are some of your other hobbies?

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 07:45 AM

I'm excited to be back in the neighborhood and playing with my mates again!

As you will determine, one of the joys of Secret Santa is learning about you and your region.

1. What is your age range?
Somewhere between 57 and 59 years young.

2. Gender?
Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Colors found in nature in the northern hemisphere: rich and dark blues, reds, purples, greens, yellows- not crazy about pastels, orange/browns.

4. Favorite authors/type of book?
Fiction: Happy/cozy/well written - I enjoy "English cozy" and love children's fantasy
Some fantasy. LOTR is my standard for all time. Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and ilk (but NOT horror, macabre)
Folklore and fairy tales, especially from your region
Non-fiction: Nature, especially from your region. History, biography, some science.
Songs and tunes from your region
Knitting patterns!

5. What books have you really been wanting?
Alice Starmore's Fair Isle books
Song or tune books, or regional crafts, especially fiber, from your region

6. What type of music do you like?
Harmony singing, traditional folk, world vocal or instrumental music, anything from your region
Love early music, baroque, fiddles, accordion, concertina---

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?
You choose!

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)?
I want to discover Doctor Who. I also haven't seen the newer Pratchett movies

9. What is your t-shirt size?
L

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?
Handmade spoons
Beeswax candles
Yarn- preferably natural fibers from your region

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
knitting, gardening, sailing

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Pure gold (I'm lucky to have Dear Husband to take care of that for me)
From you, I would prefer hand crafted leather, wood, stone- especially from your region.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.
I'm a singer, song leader, play accordion and concertina, I'm a contra and country dance caller/teacher, and an aging hippie happy homemaker.

I love dark chocolate, but don't care for chocolate with fruit, such as orange or raspberry
Other "sweet" loves: marzipan, vanilla cream, honey, ginger
I sometimes have an allergic reaction to walnuts, but other nuts are fine, even pecans.
I drink dark, strong "builder's tea" and my poison of choice is Taylor's of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast.
I do not, sadly, drink any alcohol


14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Firecat
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 09:33 AM

Yay!!

1. What is your age range?
I'm 33 (34 on January 5)

2. Gender?
Female

3. Do you have a favorite colour?
Midnight blue, black, silver and blood red

4. Favorite authors/type of book?
Autobiographies, Virginia Andrews, Nicci French - but anything goes. I prefer audiobooks or large print, though, because I'm partially sighted.

5. What books have you really been wanting?
Can't think of any offhand

6. What type of music do you like?
Rock, 80s and 90s pop, musicals

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?
Wicked soundtrack (Idina Menzel as Elphaba)

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)?
Can't think of any offhand

9. What is your t-shirt size?
Medium (UK size 14-16)

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?
Doctor Who stuff, coins, Pokemon plushies (I have Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Eevee, Meowth and Raichu already)

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
Quizzing (I'm now a nationally ranked quizzer!), Kumihimo braiding.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, but I have very specific jewellery that I wear.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.
I'm autistic, so sensory things can be interesting - I love the feel of velvet or velvety surfaces because they relax me. I'm also partial to sparkly things that I can play with.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I'm diabetic, teetotal, terrified of clowns, spiders and dogs (among other things), and allergic to nickel silver and sodium metabisulphite (a food preservative). I also hate the feel of raw silk.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 01:50 PM

This is always so exciting

1. What is your age range? Still in my 50s but acting like a teenager!

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Purples, dark blues NOT Green or yellow

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Music dots books

5. What books have you really been wanting? Music dots or dance steps

6. What type of music do you like? Broad tastes but folk and early music particularly from any country

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Nothing in particular surprise me!

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)? Ceilidh dance video not BluRay

9. What is your t-shirt size? Large

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Unusual wind instruments

11. What are some of your other hobbies? quirky puzzles, craft stuff

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver or Pewter

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I love quirky silly weird stuff so inspire and surprise me Santa

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Nothing much to report here - only bony fish and beans that aren't green and I doubt you would want to send them by post Santa

Let the fun begin!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Anne Lister
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 03:47 PM

1. What is your age range? I'd like to think it doesn't matter - but old enough to be retired, and young enough to think that's ridiculous.

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Purple

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Good historical fiction (Dorothy Dunnett - but I have all her books), good fantasy/sci fi (Ursula K Le Guin, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman - and I have most of their books, too)

5. What books have you really been wanting? local folklore and legends. Medieval history (especially of Aragon and Catalonia)

6. What type of music do you like? folk and early music. Would like more Catalan/Occitan.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? I haven't made a list but my husband and family tend to be good at following those.

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)? Nothing in particular. Live in the UK so US DVDs won't necessarily play here and we haven't got BluRay.

9. What is your t-shirt size? XXL (but I'm trying to lose weight!)

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Trying NOT to collect more stuff as we already have a lot.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? theatre, walking.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Either, but if it's earrings it has to be real gold or real silver. Love rose gold.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I love finding out about where my Secret Santa comes from and what interests them.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Not allergic to anything that might be significant here. Love natural smells, natural fabrics. A scarf, a warm hat or gloves (or even socks - size 6 UK) would all be welcome as where we live now is colder than where we were. By UK standards, that is!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Hollowfox
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 03:52 PM

1.What is your age range? 68, physically. Mentally, probably late 20s

2. Gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? No neon. I like the colors but they don?t like me.

4. Favorite authors/type of book?
Folklore, storytelling, story collections, oriental folklore and stories, science fiction, fantasy, anything local for you.

5. What books have you really been wanting? I work in a library, so I usually get to take care of that myself, but if you have any music hall, burlesque, or vaudeville recitations, etc. laying around?

6. What type of music do you like? Mostly traditional folk, vocal and instrumental. I was raised on classical, opera, and broadway, so that?s good. Oh, and medieval, Renaissance, Baroque - anything but modern discordant stuff. Novelty songs are always good, too.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? I always enjoy anything local to you, or anything you?ve performed on. Other suggestions: If you?re Canadian, I?d like something by Penny Lang. I heard her when I was in college (mumble) years ago, and loved every minute of it. If you?re in Great Britain, I really need another copy of Taffy Thomas?s Take These Chains from My Heart. I have another friend who needs to hear it, and I don?t really want to just burn a duplicate.

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)? DVD, it would have to be Area One. Folk or storytelling, if you have any.

9. What is your t-shirt size? XL, alas

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? I sort of accumulate figurines of dragons, foxes, and other wildlife, also cats. Nothing cutsey, though

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Besides folk and storytelling, I enjoy Japanese animation (aka anime), and I belong to a medieval recreation group (SCA) where I enjoy classes in performing arts, cooking, and of course singing, storytelling, etc.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I tend toward silver, but I like anything pretty.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. Used is as good as new for me, maybe even better. Also, I?ve gotten some lovely Christmas ornaments in times past. So this is probably more than you ever wanted to know, but I thought I?d give you a wide menu to choose from. Don?t break your neck over this, as my grandmother used to say. I?ve never gotten a Mudcat gift that didn?t delight me.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I?m not allergic to anything.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Acme
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 08:43 PM

Here is the 2016 thread for those wanting an early start, if their Santee participated last year. (That thread is closed so it isn't accidentally posted to - we don't want to wear out our welcome on the top of the page with too many Secret Santa threads in play.)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 10:39 PM

1.What is your age range? In between 61 and 63

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? I like in-between colors (such as blue/green) and/or creative combinations.

4. Favorite authors/type of book?
5. What books have you really been wanting?

I've probably read it or got it if I wanted it, but I like, and don't buy art books cook books, books about local (to you) points of interest.

6. What type of music do you like? Mainly trad or trad-like a capella, Americana, or surprise me.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? I've either bought them, or don't know. If it's you, or local enough so I wouldn't have it, I'd love it.

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)? Got Netflix.

9. What is your t-shirt size? XL,

10. Do you collect anything? I don't ever get rid of anything, so I have stuff. I like beads, and hundred-dollar bills are always nice, but out of the price range.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? I get tattoos. Is that a hobby?

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I gravitate towards silver, but I like gold too. HOWEVER, I'm allergic to most metals that aren't gold, sterling, or surgical steel.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I'd love something you made. Knitting, jewelry, anything artistic. I like tasty snacks: chocolate, anchovies (not together), nuts, jams & jellies, unique local (to you) goodies. Except cilantro.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Please see #12. I also dislike cilantro, so no homemade cilantro jelly, please.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's SS
Date: 16 Nov 17 - 04:48 PM

I've got your number, yes I have. Now all I have to do is track the thing down. Mwahaha! Love, your Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui's You Know What
Date: 16 Nov 17 - 09:17 PM

Whoa boy! Are you gonna get it! Here or in the UK, but you're gonna get it!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Sara the Flute's SS
Date: 19 Nov 17 - 07:45 AM

Dear Sarah,

I have been going over my records and find that your behavior is making us at Secret Santa Elves Central very suspicious. We are collecting and sorting appropriate items pertinent to your unique situation.

In other words, I'd take warning, if I were you...


...which I'm not...


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 19 Nov 17 - 01:41 PM

Glad you are not me Santa ....but now I am very scaaaaaared and keen to make my behaviour exemplary over the next few weeks ...well as best I can anyway!

StF


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jeri's Jovial Jule-tide Joculator
Date: 19 Nov 17 - 06:31 PM

Aha! This is where you hang out, I think? Now, just to let you know that there are a couple of elves in your general vicinity checking out your naughty or nice credentials. Not to worry. We don't sweat the small stuff. Grand larceny or murder, that would be a bit of a problem, but I'm sure that's not you, is it? And we're not too keen on orange-coloured people with obvious hair pieces either, but we hadn't heard that about you. Things are being prepared ....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 10:52 AM

. What is your age range? -9 months to something less than a century.

2. Gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Plaid..or blue..green..maroon..depends on how I feel at the time

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Right now, a history of steamboating on western rivers like the Sacramento or the Platte or the Missouri or the Columbia/Snake.

5. What books have you really been wanting? The original Book of Kells

6. What type of music do you like? Folk. Pacific NW. GOOD cowboy (NOT CW!!)

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Big ones, with great interest rates.

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)? Can't think of any

9. What is your t-shirt size? 2XL tall

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Troubles and woes.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Cowboy Action Shooting, Target shooting, outdoors in places like Yellowstone and Grand Tetons NP, chasing the aurora borealis to Arctic places like Iceland and Norway and Churchill, Manitoba.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, I guess

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I live in Idaho, so I'm far away from everything.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No known allergies except maybe to wool.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Anne Lister
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 04:37 PM

Very glad to hear you're there, Santa ... and I'm very intrigued. Just to warn you - we do have a chimney on the house but it's purely ornamental. I'd hate to see you or one of the elves try to climb down it.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Hola there foxy
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 05:47 PM

Hola the fox this is your secret santa checking in to see how good you are being on a castanet scale of 1-10. Place your sombrero on the number where 1 represents very bad and 10 exceedingly good

Hasta la vista


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui?s So-Secret Santa
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 08:37 PM

You?re REALLY gonna get it! Stuff you need, like a harpoon and a whale to go with it. And rum. Since you have to put up with Kendall, lots of rum.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Severn
Date: 22 Nov 17 - 01:42 PM

My age range:
I turn 69 right after Christmas, so I guess that makes it 68-69

Gender:
Male, according to the Engendered Species List

colors:
Greens and Blues, being a somewhat faded redhead

Books:
Songbooks, History or turn me on to your favorite Mystery writer

Books I want:
The Frank Warner Collection, One of Edith Fowke's or Helen Creighton's Canadian song collections. Something about your region, perhaps

Music I Like:
A bit of everything, but since this is a folk site, traditional folk

Recordings I want:
Something by someone from your area, past or present. Maybe something by your favorite local bar band of any sort

Movies:
I have enough at the moment

T-shirt size:
X-large

Collections:
Old porcelain enamel advertising signs or thermometers, books LP's, CDs, dust, a pension

Other Hobbies:
I'm a DJ on a local community radio station doing folk ballad and Blues and Blues-related music from the 1920s & 1930s showa

Jewelry:
I don't wear any

Special warnings:
Diabetic


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui's Secret...Well, I'm not Kendall
Date: 23 Nov 17 - 02:17 PM

Gwyliwch, Jacqui! Rydych wedi'ch rhybuddio!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's SS
Date: 25 Nov 17 - 04:40 PM

We have our ways...the technical term us Santa Magic. The ingredients should be assembled early next week.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Nov 17 - 07:24 PM

Dear Quad-J Santa, I'm very sorry I didn't respond sooner. No, I don't care for His Orangeness with the candy-floss (or cotton candy, depending on your persuasion) hair. I also have not yet killed anyone, but I confess I've had fantasies. No larceny, either, or I wouldn't be constantly complaining about not having money.

It's great to hear from you! Any present would make me happy. I'm the kid that unwrapped gifts, got the toys out, and played with the box. (I'm pretty sure I can find boxes here, though. :)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Nov 17 - 10:19 PM

Come to think of it, I'd like Seamus Kennedy's CD of cowboy songs.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Acme
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 12:06 AM

1. What is your age range? Early 60s.

2. Gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark Blues and Greens.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? I have too many books already, probably not a good avenue to pursue.

5. What books have you really been wanting? See #4.

6. What type of music do you like? Your music!

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? See #6.

8. What movies have you been wanting (DVD/BluRay)? Nothing I can think of, with NetFlix, AmazonPrime and a good public library system at my disposal.

9. What is your t-shirt size? Large - they shrink to the right size.

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? I like geology samples, crystals.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, sewing,

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I don't use "tone" jewelry, it causes allergic problems. Sterling silver is what I wear most often.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I like to see where you're from, I enjoy modest art and textiles or something like a calendar with art from your area.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'm allergic to coconut and the things it is used in like soaps, lotions, and creams (sodium laurelth sulfate, for example, is a coconut product.)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Firecat
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 01:05 PM

I've added to my Pokemon plushie collection this weekend. As well as the ones mentioned in the post above, I now also have Treecko, Umbreon and Marowak.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 01:42 PM

Dear Santa - not rum, a nice Chardonay would do the trick though. Not sure we've got room for the whale either......

However, this might help you

1. What is your age range? 70

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Indigo, Violet, Black, Red, Autumn colours.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? I have too many books now!

5. What books have you really been wanting? See above

6. What type of music do you like? Most - not Rap, Blues or Jazz

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? None right now

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)None right now

9. What is your t-shirt size? Medium - Large

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Yarn, earrings

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Crochet (not knitting!)

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Has to be silver (allergies)

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like - anything local or peculiar to my Santa.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No sugar, chocolate or carbs and I'm allergic to most metals.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Coyote Claus
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 06:14 PM

Dear Acme,

I've purchased several products from you over the years, and the cost is only equaled by what I've spent for bandages. That jerk bird laughs at me. I didn't mean to complain, as it's possibly not your fault.

I see I'll have to scrap the plan to buy gold-tone and pink, coconut-based jewelry. I'll dig something nice up, possibly from my yard.

Have a lovely evening.
~CC


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Acme
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 08:10 PM

;-D

Sorry about those faux backdrops - they cause quite a headache when placed in front of stone walls.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui's
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 10:03 PM


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,jACQUI
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 10:04 PM


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui's Most Secret Santanic
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 10:05 PM


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui's Most Secret Santanic
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 10:06 PM

Elf.

Never mind, I'll do it later.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Acme
Date: 26 Nov 17 - 11:47 PM

I'm going to leave those - it's just so cute sometimes watching people work this out!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Nov 17 - 09:03 AM

That had all the earmarks of an inexperienced someone trying to type into a smart phone. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt (Man, there SHOULD be a T-shirt!)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Hollowfox
Date: 27 Nov 17 - 07:21 PM

Is that 17th of November post for me? Hola there foxy...I like that. If not, I still like it. Hasta luego.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa
Date: 27 Nov 17 - 11:18 PM

Good morrow my dear lady. I have taken note of your desires and am now attempting to find items that might delight you. The elves have been set one particular mission which I hope will be completed in time for your delectable package to wing its way through the ether to your new abode.

I trust that you have been nice rather than naughty this year. We don?t want to just leave a lump of coal on the doorstep, do we!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 07:15 AM

Well, hello, Santa! I am shivering with anticipation! "Delectable", eh? I must say, you sound fairly reasonable, compared to the other Santas! Should I be nervous?


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 01:54 PM

Nervous my dear? This is the season on cheer and goodwill. It?s such fun finding the perfect gifts for such a lovely lady.

I must admit that it also fun thinking about Santees racking their brains to work out who their Santa is. ??


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui's Super Secret Santanic Santa
Date: 29 Nov 17 - 08:59 AM

Jacqui, you know that we Secret Santas sit down every day and talk over coffee and doughnuts. We trade ideas, and yesterday everyone agreed that youe and Kendall need gifts from the West Coast of the US. From Hollywood, to be exact. From Fredericks of Hollywood, to be even more precise. So please post the sizes you need or take what we, as a committee, chose. Or...never mind. We're sending someone to take your measure.

I told you to beware!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: jacqui.c
Date: 29 Nov 17 - 05:13 PM

Better make it fast Super Secret - I'm off to dear old Blighty next Monday leaving Kendall all alone in Maine.

I've just checked Fredericks website. there's some interesting stuff there!


Any of these....... For Kendall, of course!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's Sneaky Santa
Date: 02 Dec 17 - 07:49 AM

I'm going to take advantage of this weekend's full moon to gather the magical ingredients needed to waft your package on its way by early next week. We at the North Pole are very pleased with the results of our foraging, and we hope you will be, too!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa
Date: 03 Dec 17 - 08:07 PM

Hallo dear lady. My elves have outdone themselves in assembling a cornucopia of delights for your Christmas pleasure. They have arranged for an accommodating party to arrange for delivery in the next few days.

No opening before the big day though, otherwise it might just be coal you find!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Firecat's Santa and Surveillance Squad
Date: 04 Dec 17 - 10:08 AM

O, Famous and Fabulous Feminine Flaming Feline,

   My Elf-Scouts are already hard at work trying to procure quality presents. I do think we'll. Have to rule out the Pokemon Plushies. One of my scout elves snick into a toy store to check them out, climbed on the shelf for a closer look and some little child grabbed him and wanted to buy him. He yelled "BOO!" and the child ran off crying to its mother while my elf quickly ran for cover and now wants nothing to do with plushies and applied for hazardous duty pay. Fret not, as other great goodies will come your way.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jeri's Secret Santa, less alliterative becau
Date: 05 Dec 17 - 06:01 PM

Well, to be honest with you, it's been a tough time here at the North Pole, or the bit of it where we are. There's been a nasty case of galloping hoof rot among some of the reindeer, and most of the two legged staff have been smitten with snuffles and sneezes and coughs and diseases. So there's been more of a delay than anticipated. However, fear not - the gifts have been wrapped and will soon be on their way. It's a bit of a trek, but you will have guessed that. You have been a priority case and things should arrive in good time.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 17 - 06:54 PM

Dear Santa, don't sweat it. I'm fine with time wobbles. (If you buy me a TARDIS-*hinthint*, I can take care of it anyway.)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 05 Dec 17 - 07:16 PM

Hello out there! I'm waiting patiently for word from you, words being considered part of the present, when they're good and they're fun. My two House Brownies, Hash and McGhee, have seen no trace of your messengers among the Wee Folk aiding others this Christmas. They'd like to know where you are, so they can make sure the present's safe and be able to go out to whatever party that the local Wee Folk and any wandering visitors go to every year are attending. Thank You.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 03:55 AM

I'm getting excited now and trying oh so hard to be good. Thank you for foraging Santa. It's going to be an exciting Xmas for me this year as I am travelling up towards your North Pole house and should be watching the sun rise on Xmas morning while supping on a cocktail in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's Smugly Secret Santa
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 06:50 PM


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Hola there foxy
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 07:26 PM

Well a minor delay
But we are up and away
Let's hope for no twister
Hasta la vista
If you are curious I'll tellya
It's more than paella
That you will incur O
Now where's my sombrero

Ole Ole


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Is it Severn's Santa?
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 07:29 PM

Fear not Severn there will be something for you


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Sarah's Satisfied Santa
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 02:19 PM

Well, it was a close call, according to Reindeer Central, but your package should soon be flying in your general direction. If I had known you would be so close, I would have hand-delivered it, since Iceland is a second home to me! As it is, it will arrive by the usual methods.

I guess this means you can stop behaving yourself, as the Deed is Done and there's nothing more I can do about it!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 07:39 PM

At least I know you're out there!

How are all things Polar?

What will you do if Trump lets his buddies drill and frack nearby? We certainly know who's been naughty and it's a knotty question. Can you think of something less dirty than coal to put in their stockings? All that coal will just encourage them. Maybe a cactus, or even an open jawed muskrat trap to snap shut on their greedy paws.

I appreciate whatever you'll be bringing me but you all up there be careful. It's a jungle out there, and all this climate denial was not well thawed out beforehand....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jeri's Jovial Jule-tide Joculator
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 10:31 AM

Well, my dear, from here on matters are in the hands of the elves. The reindeer are visiting the reindeer equivalent of a chiropodist, or podiatrist, or whatever you might call a hoof specialist, but the elves have resorted to more conventional methods of delivery. And the main thing is that the package is on its way. Don't let this be an excuse to alter your exemplary conduct, mind you. It could always turn to ashes in transit....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 10:41 AM

Thanks Santa! If I've made it thus far, I daresay somebody isn't paying attention there's a degree of leniency when it comes to behavior. Of course, there's way to much groping and non-mistletoe related non-consensual kissing going on for anyone to be concerned about l'il ol' me.
I gleefully anticipate delivery!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 10:46 AM

Nothing. But that's my usual Christmas. When I was little I once got a stick but we had to burn it for warmth. That was the only time I ever got anything. Ah, well. I'm used to it.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 11:24 AM

Santa, I'm so excited! I will put out the "usual refreshments" anticipating your arrival. I promise to be patient, at least, as patient is as reasonable at this time of year!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Anne Lister
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 06:50 PM

Well, I've never had a teasing message that was no message at all, Santa - were you interrupted? Or was it intentionally left blank, so I could imagine all sorts of things?


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 06:53 AM

Patience, dear boy, patience. I have sent my elves out, but I have others still attempting to discover how good (or not) you are.

I'm currently attempting to decide between a lump of finest anthracite and some, potentially more appealing, items.

You are being monitored...





EDIT: My elves have just returned! They seem to be wearing cowboy hats and six-shooters. Very strange. Rudolph's been dressed up as a horse!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa
Date: 11 Dec 17 - 03:05 PM

Well, dear lady. I have received a missive from a trusted emissary who advises me that your gifties are winging their way to you as we speak. No peeking before the big day or it might just be coal you find.

I hope that I have found some presents that will give you pleasure on the day.


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Subject: RE: ¤~~++SECRET SANTA Time 2017++~~¤
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's Smug Sectre Santa
Date: 12 Dec 17 - 01:49 PM

I have a hint: We've met, in the land of Creature Comforts.


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Subject: RE: ¤~~++SECRET SANTA Time 2017++~~¤
From: Anne Lister
Date: 12 Dec 17 - 05:22 PM

Oooh .. now I AM intrigued! Must rack my brain about what that hint might mean!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 10:07 PM

Oh goody! Santa knows who I am! Can I have a pair of pearl handled .45s (that is, 1873 Colt Single-Action Army revolvers in unused condition and with sequential serial numbers in the original box) in hand-tooled leather holsters? Engraving chased in gold, of course.

Silver bullets would be cool.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion
Date: 14 Dec 17 - 05:57 AM

Yes, certainly, but there might be a delay of 200 - 300 years. I need to get my unicorn trained for delivery. My dragon is a bit reluctant.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 14 Dec 17 - 07:09 AM

Hey, Santa, a mysterious package appeared in my door yard yesterday- I didn't know the North Pole was so close to me! I promise to be good, but oh, it's so tempting...


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion
Date: 14 Dec 17 - 11:33 AM

Well, young man, your parcel has been dispatched - minus pearl handled revolvers.

Unfortunately, some of my elves were, shall we say, less than careful in the handling of said firearms and managed to shoot themselves in the foot. They have been reprimanded and the guns confiscated as Exhibit A in an Elf and Safety investigation.

Expect delivery via limping elf in time for the Big Day - or a few days after, subject to elfish foot.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Severn's secret Santa
Date: 15 Dec 17 - 09:30 AM

OH OH OH !

Just woke up from a nap, where did that month go? Was only going to close my eyes for a second and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Never fear my Elves are working double quick and gathering goodies from far and wide. So in the blink of an eye your parcel will be on its way.

HO HO HO, now to settle down in front of the fire .... just 40 winks ;-)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Dec 17 - 10:04 AM

Oh well. I'll just limp along with sawn-off shotguns. I live in The West, Santa, and by the Code Of The West* we have to do the "gunfight in the hot dusty street at high noon thing" every single day. In fact, the city has installed tumbleweeds, dust, wind machines, and heat lamps to we can do it in the winter too. Traffic doesn't stop though, and being hit by a bus while facin' down the villain just doesn't seem to be Old West. I wish the Old West Codifiers would change the Code -- the last time I was nearly hit by a garbage truck AND a beer truck (Coors Light, not even real beer).


*Code Of The West, Chapter CMCLXXXI, §769, ¶34A10b6 (2017 ed. with chanages).


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Allison?s Amazing Secret Santa
Date: 15 Dec 17 - 04:21 PM

Well,dear lady, I am so glad that my local elf was able to arrange for delivery of your gift in a timely manner. No peeking now. Christmas Day will come soon enough!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Dec 17 - 04:55 PM

I have stashed it with other items that have arrived in the mail with "Do not open...." messages. As I told you before, I am a good girl!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's Smiling Secret Santa
Date: 18 Dec 17 - 04:10 PM

I've got all the things, and plan to post them tomorrow. As for the hint, do you remember a place called Creature Comforts?


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST, Billybob's discomBOBulated Santa
Date: 19 Dec 17 - 12:59 PM

Ms Billy, you've probably heard about #ClimateChange, sometimes called #GlobalWarming, right?

Well, Santa has been busy putting pontoons under the NorthPole™ Landing Pad and it completely slipped his mind that some gifts needed to be dispatched early. Two of the reindeer have been fitted with water wings and will head out to an area where they can get a clean launch and . . . that's all I have right now. But it's on the way, I promise!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, grits and teething.
From: GUEST,Firecat's Slow Santa & His Stealth Elves
Date: 19 Dec 17 - 01:13 PM

O, Pretty, Patient, Properly Popular Polar-Presented Possibly-Flammable Pussycat,

   It took some time, I hope not too much time, but the elves finally got their hindquarters back to headquarters. They're all present and accounted for, and all presents are accounted for, so you will be passed a present in the near future. It's loading time, and there will be a whole slew of selected stocking stuffers being stuck, stacked and slid slowly and solidly into the sleigh.

Until then, Your official Christmas Mantra is to repeat the previous sentence over and over real fast ten times in succession to help your stocking (maybe even overstocking?) booty safely soar skyward and Southward sooner.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Acme's Secet Slow Santa
Date: 19 Dec 17 - 02:39 PM

When you work with elves (or humans) things can get interesting. My young Philasha has been exploring different types of toymaking. She unfortunately went all crafty on me. She wanted to make you something. Fine, I said, but now it's all "let me add this...let me add that. I told her I had to send it. You may get her opus, but the rest is going tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 19 Dec 17 - 04:08 PM

oooooooh a strange shaped object has arrived today and although I am pretty certain who it is from I will refrain from opening it until after the big day, I am off to Iceland for Christmas this year and so won't be doing any present opening until my return on 27th Dec - Luckily all presents - aside from our own secret santa family ones will be safely out of tempting reach!

Thank you Santa and a proper thank you later on

Sarah


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's SS (finally)
Date: 19 Dec 17 - 04:35 PM

Well, I got your package to the post office today, and they said it would take 6-10 days. Sorry for the delay, but it should be there in time for Old Christmas. After it was boxed and sealed, I saw that I'd neglected to put in my commentary/explanation sheet, so when I know you've gotten your pressie, I'll tell all, including who I am. hehehe


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Anne Lister
Date: 19 Dec 17 - 06:25 PM

Well, thank you in advance, Santa, even if I have to wait a little longer! And I'm still mystified by the reference to Creature Comforts ... how long ago was this, approximately? At the moment the only Creature Comforts I can think of are the animations by Aardman!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Anne Lister
Date: 20 Dec 17 - 06:00 AM

Ah - sudden moment of enlightenment for Creature Comforts! But still not sure who you are exactly ...Gosh, that was some time ago. And I'd love to come back to the festival!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Dec 17 - 06:32 PM

If Creature Comforts means what I think (I've been there, too, didn't know you had), then I know who your Santa is. (Ain't tellin'!)
I also heard Tony McManus sing your lovely "Icarus" a couple weeks ago. Thanks for the song.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jacqui's Super Secret Santanic Santa
Date: 21 Dec 17 - 08:19 PM

Ah, yes. Jacqui. Jacqui Morse. Jacqui C. Morse. Wife of Captain Kendall Morse of Maine.

Well, your package is on its way via a special uninformed messenger. My messenger is easily recognisable by h/is/er bright red uniform, dual horns, and a trident (the poking thing, not the missile or the gum). A whiff of L'Aire d'Enfer accompanies the messenger.

At your desire, dear lady, I have sent you things that are reminiscent of my area: Dante's Inferno and the F?s Adamn?in. At your request I have also sent a genuine phaser pistol which you can use as you see fit.

There are other things which I think you will enjoy. They reflect the similarities between Maine and my own environs. But they will have to await your return to Maine as my thralls cannot understand the British postal codes.

Now I must away, as there are pressing temptations to tempt with.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, grift and fleecing
From: Severn
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 12:37 PM

I've even gotten a present from a former Santee, but my House Brownies have not encountered any wee folk beariing me gifts from this year's SS.

I'm getting a bit worried.

Did Santa fall back asleep?.....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Hola there foxy
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 01:22 PM

Oh no time eez running out before ze Day Hola Hola
Hoping the parcel has arrived and ze bells is jinglin'
Such a long long way

Happy Christmas!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Dec 17 - 10:14 PM

Oh well....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jeri's somewhat deJected Santa
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 11:33 AM

I had hoped the elves would have managed to deliver your package in time, my dear Jeri, but it seems it has been somehow delayed in transit. Rest assured it is "in the system", however. With best wishes for a most merry Christmas in any case. Ho, ho, and again - ho.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 12:27 PM

Snow, ice, but all is well. Your pckage arrived yesterday, and I gingerly made my way across the street to my mailbox today.

I shall try to not open it until tomorrow.
Thanks in advance, Santa!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Jeri's re-Jovialised Santa!
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 12:48 PM

Enjoy ....and I'm relieved!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gaffes and treasons.
From: GUEST,Firecat's Slow Santa and his sadly selected
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 01:22 PM

O, inflammatory Kitten Of Christmas,

    As you sit there purring by an open fire, know that your present will arrive a little late, but should be there by twelfth night. It turned out that your delivery elf spent a few nights in a drunk tank after he left here. It was a few days before we knew, but another elf has picked up the package and is in his way. Poor Elmer lost his 'elf control again and "fell off the sleigh", so we're leaving him there in the hoosegow for the holidays and we'll see if any further disciplinary action has to be taken once he's set free.

    Don't worry, though. Your package should be well worth the wait. Maybe even in gold. I assure you that you'll have a much better Christmas than poor Elmer as he dries out. May YOUR turkey be warm. And may your spirits be bright

Santa Claus


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 03:40 PM

Just seen your post, young man. I do apologise that the parcel has not reached you before the day. I will be interrogating my elf and demanding he explain himself. I get the feeling he has been distracted by the shiny things and pretty lights - or the tavern...

He may have taken a wrong turn at Easter Island, however. All being well, your items should reach you by Old Christmas Eve.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Hollowfox, sans cookie
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 11:29 PM

My pressie arrived yesterday, safe and sound. I'm waiting until tomorrow (local time) to open it of ocurse. Many thanks!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Hollowfox
Date: 26 Dec 17 - 08:39 AM

Thank you, Sarah the Flute! Everything was just what I wanted and needed! Your newest Morrigan cd played yesterday afternoon (lovely!) and the Rochester Dickens Fair looks like something my whole family wants to try out (photo opportunity with Fagan?) The dragon pin is beautiful! (Time for me to go to work now). By the way, were you Hola there Foxie? Inquiring minds want to know.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 26 Dec 17 - 08:53 AM

While there was no name on the return address, and no card within the package, the exquisite craftsmanship of the lovely crocheted shawl leads me to conclude that my Santa was none other than the wise, warm and wonderful Jacqui Morse. That, and the discerning (not to say sneaky) discovery of a book I had been longing for and had put on my Amazon wish list in the faint fond hope that a family member would notice it (Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting!!). As a member of my beloved Mudcat family, Jacqui (I assume it was you, Jacqui?) came through.

Abundant and joyful thanks! And yes, we do plan to make Scarborough a stop on a future trip Up West!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's Freezing Secret Santa
Date: 26 Dec 17 - 04:12 PM

It's cold here in my corner of the Midwest USA (high today 13 degrees F). Yes, I think you know where we met, but you have no obligation to remember the meeting from your many delighted fans there at Old Songs Festival. (another hint - I'm female, but not Animaterra)
More explanations when you get the package. Happy Boxing Day!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Dec 17 - 08:39 PM

Thank you, to my SS in far-off Old York. It all came today, so it was unboxing day here. But my wife asks, "Where the HELL is Norton?" I, on the other hand, will read the book and it shall become part of my Memorial Library. The cat had a place of honor with my wife's collection of American Indian minature baskets, weavings, and so on but tore it all up and we were forced to cage it.

Thank you again!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Anne Lister
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 06:45 AM

Somehow I think Mick Woods has stumbled into the wrong website. And possibly the wrong century.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 08:35 AM

Ah, young man, I'm glad your parcel arrived safely.

Your clue to my identity (apart from all the Yorkshire stuff) is the book about my home village - this Norton is not too far from Doncaster. I suppose you could also take the feline as a further clue... :-)

Happy Christmas!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 08:58 AM

You live near Scagglethorpe!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Acme
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 09:48 AM

A parcel arrived a few days ago - the unveiling awaits our delayed family gathering on around January 1. We all love the participation in this event!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 10:34 AM

Dear Santa-Anne,
THANK YOU!
I didn't know it was you, as I hung on to enough self control to not peek at moderator stuff. First thing I did was pop the CD into my player.
HEY PEOPLE, I GOT AN ANNE LISTER CD!!!
And a Welsh calendar cookbook with foods I may never make, but it's food porn, so maybe just looking is good enough. A Welsh love-spoon magnet, a head scarf.
Oh, and an ANNE LISTER CD!!!

Diolch!
(No speak Welsh, but I wield a mean Google Translate)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 01:10 PM

Wrong Norton! Although I do have ancestors from around those parts. :-)

Another clue - you've been my Santa before now...


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 05:56 PM

Just back from chilly Iceland Christmas break to an even chillier UK and opened my wonderful presents from SS Allison (Animaterra) - we only took 4 presents abroad and did a kind of family secret santa with some very weird rules thought up by my daughter so it was present opening proper tonight! Thank you so much for all your kind gifts - the lovely decoration, the fab music that can't wait to run through, your CD that I will be playing tomorrow and look forward to very much and what can I say a gorgeous native American flute which I have already got notes out of but have to be quiet until tomorrow as a bit late for playing now!

Now to Hollow Fox - so glad you liked the presents - I had to wait a while for the Taffy Thomas CD so really glad it got to you on time. Yes I did the Hola There Foxy - I didn't want you to guess too early that you had the same santa as last year so thought I'd pretend to be Spanish or South American just to confuse you!

Belated Happy Christmas and Best wishes for the New Year

Sarah


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 08:25 PM

You're Elizabeth II!!!

I was her granny's SS some years back and gave her India as a present, routed through her Prime Minister and such-like folk.

I haven't been to Yorkshire (except for Yorkshire Gold), but my wife has visited there. She recognized some of the places in the brochures, and now she wants to go again.

Me? I've been down in a neolithic flint mine over around Ely.... That was when I was at Cambridge, though.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 12:48 PM

Dies the term "rapscallion" mean Raparee will end up getting a box of onions tied up in fancy paper?


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Anne Lister sans cookie
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 02:13 PM

Jeri, I'm so pleased you liked the choice of goodies! And I hope you enjoy the music, too. All best wishes for the year to come ....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 02:51 AM

Oh yes, and my previous post was #100


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 06:54 AM

Sarah, I'm so glad you liked it all. The flute cried out to me and begged to fly to you- I don't think it's a top-quality musical instrument, but it's pretty, and I hope you can get some sweet sounds out of it.

Merry happy everything!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 10:01 PM

I do not know the actual identity of my SS.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Rapparee's Reclusive Rapscallion
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 01:06 PM

There was a major clue given in your parcel - if it hasn't given the game away, you may have to fire the cat for not being obvious enough.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 07:33 PM

You mean Cinders?


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 18 - 03:24 PM

Oops. Now the cat is named ashes.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 01:28 AM

We opened our gifts this evening, and my kids watched and wondered why I knew as soon as I saw the rock. Feldspar and muscovite, the kind that comes from a roadcut near Linn's house!

I needed a calendar, excellent timing, and one can never have too many beads for making jewelry. I'll look through the stack in the morning - I'm exhausted after a long day preparing for the family gathering this evening, but I wanted to register that my parcel did indeed arrive!

[It occurs to me that Linn has friends who might have gotten rocks from her, and are also nuts enough to send rocks through the mail . . . but I'm confident I've guessed correctly.]


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 04:10 PM

Linn isn't playing this year.
😁


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 07:00 PM

Miss Anne Lister, I'm especially loving the CD. So thanks again.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 07:48 PM

So you picked up rocks at Linn's house? I knew you were playing, I thought Linn was. Sneaky sneaky!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 08:57 PM

Not that sneaky. I picked up rocks at my house. I either found them when I was digging a garden, or the chipmunks dug 'em up. I live about 5 miles from Linn, so the geology is probably similar.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Anne Lister
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 10:39 AM

Extremely happy to report that I have collected a parcel from the local post office from my Santa, and am delighted with the contents. How very well chosen, Santa! Thank you so much! Two books, one of which I hadn't come across before and the other was one I seriously considered buying yesterday, and some local information, and a box of candies. Fab! And of course I do know who you are because of the return address label ...what a very thoughtful selection of gifts.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 11:47 AM

Oh, Acme, please let me know if you like the book. I wished I had time enough to sneak a read of it before I mailed it.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Severn's sleepy secret santa
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 02:21 PM

No Ho Ho , not sleeping, but had to wait for a certain boat to come in, took some time as it has no engine and is the home of a certain lovely lady, who was outside the law, but now is 50 and is now quite legal.She is docked and back on the "waves" The parcel should be with you soon
unless it's a slow boat from China!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 02:18 PM

I hope the lovely lady from the ship delivers it in person, as well. I'll stop relying on neighborhood scouting reports from my House Brownies and try to ascertain where said boat would coming into port, make an appointment with the Dock down at the snow covered Severn Wharves and confer with my Pier Group. I'll be waiting anxiously, but any baited breath you detect will be coming most likely from one of the aforementioned Pier Group. It's an occupational hazard.....

2017 definitely wasn't the year my ship came in.....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 05:23 PM

Sounds fishy to me, Sev.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, Rap. A boat at the home of a certain lady, and all that. I had been thinking that my Santa was being a bit in the bland side on purpose.....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST, Billybob's contrite Sorry Secret Santa
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 12:30 PM

All manner of dark forces have visited your Santa this year; your gift is almost out the door, but the flu has settled in. Maybe if Santa stirs himself to go out to purchase a vaporizer at a local pharmacy the parcel can be dropped off. Soon. You are not forgotten!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 06 Jan 18 - 02:56 PM

I saw a package af the door, bot it still wasn't from you. Howsomever, it was goodies from the Drugs Mugglers at the VA Horse-spittle, to keep the ol' cholesterol down and keep other bodily functions going on so ghastly this old guy can successfully continue to be an older guy in style.

Hell, if I'd known my present was coming by ship, I'd have made two Christmas Lists, one to starboard and one to port.

Don't dismay, for by having Christmas AND my birthday occuring within a week, it's nice to get gifts at other times of the year, as well....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Hollowfox
Date: 06 Jan 18 - 04:58 PM

Yes, Anne Lister, it is indeed I, Hollowfox! As you guessed, Creature Comforts is the staff food area at Old Songs Folk Festival. There is absolutely no reason to remember our brief meeting when you performed there. The candies are maple sugar, as there are no maple trees in England to speak of, but plenty here in the northeast US and Canada. The book you hadn't seen is one I was turned on to when I was in college and just discovering traditional music as oppose to commercialized folk. The better known editions are titled Who Fears the Devil (by Manly Wade Wellman, for everybody else that's reading this), but your copy has a couple of extra stories in it that aren't usually collected. Today's high temperature is one degree F. And I thought it was cold the other day at 13. Stay warm.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Jan 18 - 09:00 PM

I guess my package never arrived, as I've heard nothing from my Santee. Well, perhaps Other Things have interfered and it will arrive sooner or later. I do hope the ice cream hasn't melted!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST, Billybob's triumphant SS
Date: 08 Jan 18 - 10:32 PM

One of the younger reindeer visited my workshop today and I asked if she would take the parcel directly to you. She seemed quite conversant with GPS and I believe you will soon* find one reindeer dropping on your porch or in your mailbox.






*This is a relative term. But there is a chance of its arriving in the next couple of weeks. While it's still winter.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Jan 18 - 11:23 PM

Who wants a reindeer dropping in their mailbox? (I had to.)


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Firecat
Date: 09 Jan 18 - 05:48 AM

A large box just arrived! On unwrapping and opening, I discovered bumper stickers, a seafood cookbook, lots of CDs, a badge and lots of other goodies!

Thank you, Santa Severn!


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: billybob
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 09:32 AM

Oooh I am excited, thank you Santa, I will get ready to feed the reindeer with a carrot might take his mind off droppings.Still winter here , the North wind Dutch blow !


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: jacqui.c
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 10:44 AM

My package was waiting for me upon my return from the UK, but circumstances delayed its opening for a couple of days and life has been unbelievably busy since them, leaving no time to check into the 'Cat to say thank you to Rap for the contents.

I am keeping the potato gum for when my grandson gets here in May - he is always going on about getting a gun and this would be one that his parents won't object to! I will try the fried dough out on Kendall at some point, although I will have to, maybe, have just a tiny piece as I am wheat intolerant and would suffer the consequences of too large a portion.

The jam was GOOD!

The books have gone onto my reading pile - I'm going through an Arthurian trilogy right now so have them in reserve.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 11:25 PM

My Pier Group tells me that it's far better to wait with baited breath than to die waiting with abated breath, but I myself have never tried such a thing. Will time really bring a ship meant to bring me a shipment? ......

I hope you like the contents of your package. Let me know what stands out, in case I ever draw you again.....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST, Billybob's map-savvy Secret Santa
Date: 13 Jan 18 - 09:34 AM

My reindeer's GPS shows that her travels from the pole have taken her a *teensy bit* east of you. I suspect she saw the lights at Okecie, Warsaw, Poland and headed that way for a quick pit stop.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 18 - 08:06 PM

I suppose I should go to Yorkshire. Everyone who was anyone did. Some didn't come back.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: billybob
Date: 16 Jan 18 - 12:27 PM

Dear Santa,(Acme)
Thank you for the lovely package waiting for me when I came home today. The necklace is beautiful and my favourite stone and goes so well with the beautiful scarf. I am looking forward to listening to the music of Art Thieme this evening.How did you guess that I needed a calendar, for the first time I had not been given one I shall enjoy the tropical views of exotic islands all year long.I shall enjoy the pendant making ,thank you for such a thoughtful gift.
Sending much love
Wendy xxx


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gaffes and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 16 Jan 18 - 05:13 PM

It's halfway through January, and I still haven't seen hide nor hair of a Santa, any elves or even a lovely shady lady in a boat. The air around me has finished ringing from those strumming their praises for Martin Luther King on instruments made by Martin, the Luthier King. I've dealt with both Santa and his wee folk on numerous previous occasions, and a mystery lady with a ship sounds intriguing but she would have to be present with her present to be passed in the immediate furure in person in order to be believed in. I suppose that having my Christmas present delivered by the Easter Bunny would make my year a bit more interesting than it's managed to be, thus far.


Hey, a package I sent to a Santee in Australia some years ago has yet to arrive and something was sent in its place by the administrator, so things DO happen but I still believe in you, Santa, I really do........


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,Severn's slightly seasick Santa
Date: 17 Jan 18 - 08:16 AM

Glad to say that The Boat has been Rocking for some time, but fear not your parcel is on its way. All will be revealed, but safe to say twas the Captain that caused the delay , probably was playing his Mandolin and missed the tide!
No Easter eggs,but very belated Christmas greetings from across the seas.


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: vectis
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 04:49 AM


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,SEVERNS Salty Secret Santa
Date: 22 Jan 18 - 08:05 AM

Has the boat come in yet? Or have pirates taken over? Gave the package to a lady called Caroline , she doesnt look her age , and she loves 70's music over the waves! ??


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 07:46 PM

. Just keep the salt out of the drinking water No word yet. I got some CDs for the radio shows today and they should help me, if not kill the time, wound it so I can watch it twitch. But what should I do about the increasing wait gain?......


It's good to have a Salty Santa. None of this low-sodium stuff. Hell, I never heard anyone sing anything about, "Honey, won't you be my brackish dog"


Sleepy Santa's are nice ,too. I hope you're well rested, and that someday the present, too, can be wrested from the grip of whomever is holding it. Though, asking nicely should do. The problem seems to be in getting the package here rather than someone not wanting to give it up....


So, I'm here on the shore, shore 'nuff trying to flirt with some young maiden clutching half a ring and half wringing her hands over some lost or at least misplaced sailor boy to whom she's vowed to stay faithful to. Her name is Claudian Banks and she's into the Baroque and Tolkien, but that's as far as I've gotten as of yet, but She's here daily and I dream of asking her for a kiss and her saying, "Well what are you waiting for, Christmas?", and after a long embracce, I serenade her with an American song collected from one Lloyd Price but reset to an ancient tune from the UK,


"O, Lawdy, Lawdy, Miss Claudy,
You sure look good to me......"


.......and if Santa Claudy had truly come to town, I would not have to stand on some cold windswept coastal hill looking for my present and go off to tend to our future instead. But I, too, must stand vigil and hope that if nothing else, there's the makings of a Folk Song out of it all.....


And somehow, Santa, I STILL believe......


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 06:42 PM

Excuse me for being thicker than flies on a carcass on a summer day, but there are hints being dropped all arounnd me of late, and I can't even catch them on the first bounce. The closest name I know on the Mudcat to a Caroline (A lovely name, by the way, shared by both a sister and a favorite aunt) is Sussex Carole, whose repertoire of songs tends to the salty, and the only mandolin player I know that would have to send things by boat would be Leadfingers. There's mention made of women who don't look their age, but I was taught as a gentleman many long years ago to never EVER tell a woman that they look their age if I should ever want yo talk to said lady again. 70s music can refer to a lot of artists and styles, a number of which I'm still fond of, seeing it as the "era of my ways", but some of which I never took to. "The waves" keep getting mentioned in quotes, but don't remember knowing any Catter women who were in the US Navy. Ca an "waves be the plural of waif, perhaps?......


Anyway,I,m still singing "Wait A Minute Mr. Postman" (but not its attempted sequel "Twistin' Postman ", which was a bit of a disappointment, to say the least. It still made it as filler on the Marvelettes' Greatest Hits album)....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: GUEST,SEVERNS Salty Secret Santa
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 06:33 AM

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum,it is 50 years since Carolie sang her song, maybe we are too far across the waves to connect? Here's a link.
www.lv18radio.uk/listen-online/
May even hear a message if we know you are listening ??


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 03:30 PM

HOORAY! HUZZAH!, A time of much rejoycified glee! My ship came in packed with goodies of all sorts including music, news, booklets about places I'd love to visit Morris Dancing, ship restoration and radio broadcasting, an explanation of all the clues that that had me totally confused and a wonderful hat that will come in handy in weather colder than a Republican's heart like we've been cursed with here of late. All in all, a wonderful surprise from a Mudcatter I had not been acquainted with previously..

It took some time and some switching of scenarios from elves to ladies in boats and broken token balladry, and after a slow start, some clues and exchanges with billybob, but the exchanges are part of the present itself, bringing extra fun and mystery.


I hope I was the last one and that it's all presents accounted for.


Thank you billybob. I'll report to you further when I have done some reading and listening.....


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: billybob
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:36 PM

Thank goodness for the slowmail!So pleased you got your gift at last!Enjoy,we may have not been aquainted before but we have some mutual friends. You can often find me on the Rainbow ship below. Have fun and maybe listen in to Mi Amego from Harwich home of pirate radio. Happy New Year Severn.
With love, Wendy x


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Subject: RE: SECRET SANTA, gifts and teasing.
From: Severn
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 12:02 AM

And I hope you'll listen to me by streaming WOWD-LP community radio from Takoma Park Maryland from time to time, as well. I'll PM you the times and where to stream us from. Having a long time interest in radio, though just a year and a half of actually being on it regularly, I especially appreciate the material on Pirate Radio.


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