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BS: Ducks Fly South

Mrs.Duck 09 Aug 05 - 12:32 PM
MMario 09 Aug 05 - 12:37 PM
jacqui.c 09 Aug 05 - 12:44 PM
MMario 09 Aug 05 - 12:53 PM
R. Padgett 09 Aug 05 - 01:02 PM
wysiwyg 09 Aug 05 - 01:04 PM
wysiwyg 09 Aug 05 - 01:52 PM
Mrs.Duck 09 Aug 05 - 05:17 PM
wysiwyg 09 Aug 05 - 05:26 PM
Mrs.Duck 09 Aug 05 - 05:38 PM
wysiwyg 09 Aug 05 - 05:55 PM
Geoff the Duck 09 Aug 05 - 06:37 PM
wysiwyg 09 Aug 05 - 07:12 PM
MMario 09 Aug 05 - 07:57 PM
wysiwyg 09 Aug 05 - 08:50 PM
Mrs.Duck 10 Aug 05 - 05:07 AM
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Mrs.Duck 10 Aug 05 - 01:55 PM
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MMario 10 Aug 05 - 02:26 PM
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CET 10 Aug 05 - 06:52 PM
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wysiwyg 15 Aug 05 - 10:36 AM
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BaldEagle2 23 Aug 05 - 09:08 AM
gnu 23 Aug 05 - 09:20 AM
Rapparee 23 Aug 05 - 09:46 AM
gnu 23 Aug 05 - 09:56 AM
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Geoff the Duck 27 Aug 05 - 12:40 PM
gnu 27 Aug 05 - 12:47 PM
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MMario 29 Aug 05 - 08:50 AM
Mrs.Duck 29 Aug 05 - 10:11 AM
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CarolC 16 Oct 05 - 11:33 PM
jimmyt 16 Oct 05 - 11:48 PM
Liz the Squeak 17 Oct 05 - 03:48 AM
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gnu 17 Oct 05 - 05:13 AM
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GUEST,Giok 17 Oct 05 - 09:41 AM
Big Mick 17 Oct 05 - 09:45 AM
wysiwyg 18 Oct 05 - 06:45 AM
jacqui.c 18 Oct 05 - 07:39 AM
LilyFestre 18 Oct 05 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,MMario 18 Oct 05 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,Mrs.Duck 18 Oct 05 - 09:19 AM
Beer 18 Oct 05 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,madlion 18 Oct 05 - 10:02 AM
Tinker 18 Oct 05 - 11:41 AM
wysiwyg 18 Oct 05 - 04:00 PM
wysiwyg 18 Oct 05 - 04:01 PM
Geoff the Duck 18 Oct 05 - 05:18 PM
Guy Wolff 18 Oct 05 - 08:18 PM
LilyFestre 19 Oct 05 - 07:16 AM
SINSULL 19 Oct 05 - 08:50 AM
MadLion 19 Oct 05 - 09:15 AM
MMario 19 Oct 05 - 09:56 AM
wysiwyg 19 Oct 05 - 10:28 AM
Big Mick 19 Oct 05 - 10:32 AM
Ebbie 19 Oct 05 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Mrs.Duck 21 Oct 05 - 11:48 PM
GUEST,Geoff the Duck 22 Oct 05 - 09:27 AM
CET 22 Oct 05 - 04:34 PM
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Mrs.Duck 24 Oct 05 - 09:18 PM
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Subject: BS: Ducks Fly South (and a bit west)
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 12:32 PM

Along with a considerable number of other UK catters the Duck family are coming to the Getaway in October. After that we are heading North to Canada through Buffalo and Niagra round the lake to Toronto and then maybe continue round and back south to New York to fly home on 30th October. We would love to meet up with any Mudcatters en route. We are seriously considering moving to canada so need to find out what we think of it. I'd especially like to visit Whitby given our connections with the same named town here. We haven't decided whether to hire a car and use motels or hire a campervan (RV) so any local insight into that would also be very useful.
I'm so excited!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 12:37 PM

Mrs Duck - I cannot speak for WYSIWYG - but she is conveniently located about halfway to the Canadian border from Getaway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: jacqui.c
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 12:44 PM

Wish you were coming via Maine - you'd probably want to stay!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 12:53 PM

It's a loverly time of year to tour up through the Northern tier of PA and the southern tier of NY - then up through the finger lakes and around Lake Ontario to Toronto - should be nearly peak "leaf-peeper" season - certain to be so *somewhere* along that route.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: R. Padgett
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 01:02 PM

That sounds absolutely wonderful Jane and Geoff and family and I hope you have the most unforgettable and brilliant time, you deserve it

See you in August at Whitby (UK) shortly

How did you enjoy Warwick?

Ray


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 01:04 PM

Oh yes, any number of guests would be very welcome, in either direction or both. Long or short stay.

And Mmario, you can too speak for me, especially this year and around G'way time!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 01:52 PM

POST G'WAY PIX LAST YEAR

YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS AWAIT!

MORE SPACE at your disposal.

EVEN MORE DETAILS!

Nevermind-- just follow Mmario as he departs the Getaway, stop for groceries/beer when he does, and keep coming along!

Duckpond arrranged as well.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 05:17 PM

Consider yourself visited Susan!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 05:26 PM

OK, please let me know details as you know them. It would be good to know how many and what dates by Oct. 1 if possible, tho it is always easy to add more-- we have a churchful of pews we can use, too! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 05:38 PM

Will do Susan - numbers I do know its five thats me Geoff and the three children. It would be really good to visit for a couple of nights straight after the getaway before we head up to Canada if that would be OK.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 05:55 PM

Posilutely-- a special privilege for us, as we cannot get away ourselves. Also, if people know you are coming to roost, no doubt others will migrate as well. Do the Ducks care to have the Dorm to themselves or shall we mix you all up a bit? (There are a couple of other rooms in the main house as well.)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 06:37 PM

Been looking at the photos Susan. It looks like paradise.
Any proper beer to be had in that end of the world?
Quack!!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 07:12 PM

Opinions vary-- but there IS an empty beer fridge waiting for material to audition!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 07:57 PM

the locale is pretty rural "proper beer" may need to be hauled north from the more urban areas around the Getaway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 08:50 PM

Well, tell ya what-- Hardi and me'll make it our sacred duty to check out a couple of things, and we'll call September "Duck Beer Month." :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 05:07 AM

We don't mind sharing but bear in mind the kids have a different view on what constitutes waking up time lol.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 08:45 AM

after w weekend at Getaway - a brass band could probably march through the dorm while people were sleeping and not disturb...

no, on second thought, for music they would wake up!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 09:06 AM

If it's definite you're coming post-Getaway, we should probably mention that in one of the Getaway threads, or start a Gathering thread.... what do you think, Mmario?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 01:55 PM

Yes we are definitely coming. We plan to travel up to Buffalo on Wednesday so stopping Monday and Tuesday night there would be great. We aim to end our journey at Mystic Seaport (Fri/Sat 28th/29th) if there are any Mudcatters in that area it would be great to meet up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 02:22 PM

Sounds grand-- here, we would say "just ducky!"! You shall be holding court.

I was serious about the pond BTW-- we're members at an indoor pool, so we can enjoy hot tubbing while ducklings splash if you like, and if you bring suits.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 02:26 PM

I think I'm glad, glad, very, very glad, glad I'm a gladiator!

sorry - wrong song - Glad I took tuesday off!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Micca
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 03:39 PM

MMario, Not Entirely wrong, on a couple of recent occassions when I have sung it, Geoff, armed with a cookie tin lid and cake knife did his impression of a Roman!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CET
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 06:52 PM

Geoff the Duck:

WYSIWYG lives in Pennsylvania, which is home to Troegs' Pale Ale, one of the best beers in the world, IMHO. It's sold in Harrisburg and Gettysburg, though, so I don't know if it's available where WYSIWYG and Hardiman live. In my experience, the U.S. is crawling with good breweries - it's just that they're small and don't get the distribution of Coors, etc.

Check out Whitby, by all means, but you may not find much to remind you of Whitby, England. Charmion and I hope to be at the Getaway and we would be glad to talk to you about your idea of moving to Canada. Of course, we only know a small part of it!

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 07:19 PM

CET, if you and Charmion are here when the Ducks are, you can tell them ALL about Canada.

I do know there is a porter available here, but I can't recall the brand. (Blame Alaska Mike for getting me hooked on it!)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 07:40 PM

If you drive from the Getaway to WYSIWYG's, you will necessarily pass through Harrisburg, where the above mentioned Troeg's Pale Ale is available.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 07:44 PM

I'm not sure Mmario goes that way-- what's your route, Leo?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:29 AM

well, I admit I usually go AROUND Harrisburg - but the ducks don't have to drive wingman - the route is pretty easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 05:20 PM

CET -
I have friends who have spoken highly of American micro-breweries and their products, but they have also pointed out that because of the near momopoly of a couple of gigantic companies, that they can be difficult to find. Hence my asking now, so that you know that we are interested in the good stuff, and would wish to sample some of it.
I would also be intested in knowing about other brews along our route when we have got a more concrete itinerary.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CET
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 09:51 PM

If your itinerary takes you to Ottawa, we can definitely introduce you to a few good beers (maybe some musicians too).

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 11:29 PM

Ummmm... I missed the part where you come to the actual SOUTH???!!

Dani in North Carolina


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 10:18 AM

Well - Maryland is more south then England.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:42 PM

Yes we do FLY south although most of the trip is probably not but then I've always been geographically challenged.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:48 PM

Actually looking at the world map I think it is all south of here but admittedly Ducks Fly West would be more accurate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: PoohBear
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 07:07 PM

There were two irish men out hunting ducks. For five days they sat by the lake side and saw hundreds of ducks fly over - but they got not a one. On the sixth day one turns to the other and says 'Michael, we've been sitting here for 5 days, seen thousands of ducks fly by but we've got not a one. What is wrong?'. Michael says 'I don't know, John. Do you think we're throwing the dogs high enough?'
. . . .
PB


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 07:41 PM

Go West sounds too much like the Village People......
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:33 AM

Can I be the chief?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:36 AM

Please do!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Aug 05 - 01:02 PM

Refresh

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: BaldEagle2
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 09:08 AM

When ducks fly south, you might have noticed that they always fly in a V formation.

If you observe carefully, you will see that one arm of the V is always longer than the other arm of the V.

Do you know why this is?

It is because the longer arm of the V usually has more ducks in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: gnu
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 09:20 AM

An odd duck?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 09:46 AM

Ya know, the myth that good American beer is hard to find is hard to deal with. Sure, we have Budweiser and Coors and Millers, but there is also Sam Adams, Alaska Amber, Polygamy Porter, Weiderman's, Sierra, Dead Guy, Moose Drool, Fat Tire (not exported because the English spell "tire" funny), Pete's, Troutslayer, and a LOT of others, some larger producers than others. And that's just the stuff made here -- and it includes IPA types, stouts, and ales as well as lagers.

Canada, on the other hand, only has Molson, Moosehead, and Labatts. Right, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: gnu
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 09:56 AM

Hehehe... at least as many as you have mentioned... and Bud, Coors, Miller, Sam Adams... and many European, Autralian, African, Indian, North American, etc, imports.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 11:37 AM

OK BaldEagle so if they have one arm longer than the other how come they don't just fly in circles??


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 12:40 PM

Ducks in Bradford used to fly backwards to keep the soot out of their eyes...
Quack!
GtD


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: gnu
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 12:47 PM

Minds me of the "Bird of Diminishing Returns" which flies in ever increasinglt smaller circles... until it flies up it's own ass and disappears.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,Geoff the Duck
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 02:50 PM

Over here we used to have the Oozalum Bird which flew anticlockwise until it disappeared up its own fundament.
It was often found in company with the Mugwump Bird which would sit on a fence with its mug on one side and its wump on the other...
Quack!!
Geoff


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 08:50 AM

test drove the route the doucks will be flying north after getaway - tested the dorm; the kitchen. Everything seems in good order.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 10:11 AM

What would we do without you? :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 10:14 AM

heck - mick knows the way. *grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Beer
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 10:16 PM

Don't know what it is like where you folks live, but here in Quebec you can go to the local corner store and pick up a six pack of beer , wine or whatever up to 11 at night. In some stores maybe later. No need for bootleggers.
O. K. Rapaire, I'll bite... You know very well we have great beer here in Canada. In fact, we even have that training beer so as to please our American friends(Just kidding of course.). We have Porter, Stout, and some great Micro Brewery stuff that is really pleasing. All to say that when you folks visit, a cold one will be available.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 10:21 PM

Jane, what the hell are you doing up at this hour???? Chat room?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 02:24 PM

Not me, Ma'am! Looking forward to tasting that beer, Beer :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 09:39 PM

It appears we will have a large pop-up camper on the premises for any hardy souls not sufficiently chilled at Ramblewood, or for those on the way TO the Getaway who want to pre-chill. hMMMMM..... Maybe that will also be a good place to hide.... (and chill) the.... BEER?

Campfire time!

Oh, and YES! My maw in law is coming to visit a few days after you-all leave-- LOL-- I'm sure you'll help me get the place in proper order for the dear!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 09:05 AM

We've just gotten the word on the financing for the pop-up-- it's a go, and the older, smaller one is still here too. That means foam-mattress sleeping space (for hardy lovers of cold nights) for 3 more couples and several singles, including one (maybe two) kingsize beds. Please help spread the word!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 12:06 PM

Only two weeks to go before we beat our wings towards US. We are so looking forward to meeting 'catters both at the Getaway and elsewhere. Trying to resist temptation to pack already - so excited.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 12:36 PM

don't you mean three weeks?


Getaway should be incredible this year. I'm looking forward to it as well - but first have to negotiate my way through a family wedding - guests start arriving for that in 8 days - the wedding is the 10th. Some guests may still be around when I take off the evening of the 13th for Getaway....Thank goodness it is a small wedding!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 12:37 PM

never mind - I can't count.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 03:03 PM

You can count on us!
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: kendall
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 08:51 AM

There are some American beers that are worth trying:
Sam Adams
Shipyard

I prefer Heineken which is available anywhere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 09:28 AM

Aw, go ahead and pack!

I believe Leadfingers plans to stop the night as he heads south, the 10th or 11th of pre-Getaway week. More are welcome.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 09:14 AM

Lo! the great hunter has gone forth in glory and bravely slain the Mighty Groceries for the pre- and post-Getaway hospitality stop at our place. (LilyFestre is coming over tomorrow to help me cook. The crockpots, ovens, and toaster oven will be busy!)

I know that one person is bringing breakfast stuff, and I have more of same so that is covered; I have entree's covered and some snackification.

The refrigerator cries out for "Produce! We shall need fresh produce! And beer!"

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 11:36 AM

BTW--

I'm assuming arrivals Monday afternoon-evening for the post-G'way crowd. If that's not the case (and any time is fine), please post here or drop me a PM so I can be sure Faulkner and Ruby don't eat you when you come in and make yourself at home. They're becoming quite the escape artists!

The man who wanted the firewood is out chain-sawing up the trees on the ground in front of the house at the moment. In case he totals our mailbox, be looking for a sign with the house number, on the middle of the white porch columns.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 06:25 PM

I'm assuming Monday pm too Susan and will follow Mmario to the nearest beer and produce shop. Just give him a list of the sort of things we should bring. Woopee only three days before we fly out!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 06:31 PM

Oh, I think he'll know! :~) He's always shown up with the best surprises. He knows what our area has and what's appreciated from the (civilized) Land Beyond. :~) You're coming to the boondocks, you know!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 06:36 PM

Looks like we'll be in good hands :0)


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From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 06:42 PM

It sort of takes on its own momentum-- you'll see! :~)

Jane, I have the Ducklings slated to join you and Geoff up in the Dorm. A delicate question-- do they share bedspace ever? There's also a wonderful foam and duvet bedroll up there-- not sure yet how many are coming-- always a bit of sorting out to do at bedtime.... will they tend to hang out with the music or do they dash off on their own-- what kinds of diversions might they appreciate having available in case the adults are just too, too bohring?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 06:49 PM

Twins almost always share bedspace and Maddie is fine with it too so no problem there. They tend to be fairly good at amusing themselves and we have books etc with us. They also enjoy the music so its pretty much see how the mood takes them and as long as they are not causing problems...They are folk kids so know what happens and adapt quickly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 07:31 PM

I certainly do not mean to suggest they may cause problems! (It's usually well-meaning adults making kids nuts with overly-solicitous "help".) We have enjoyed children of all ages and temperaments being at past MudGathers here...

Let's have Maddie in one bed and the twins in another-- happily, that leaves a bed for Mmario (too cold for the camper) and the bedroll if needed for someone else. The other rooms will flex around others' plans then, quite nicely. This will help me place folks coming PRE-Getaway, too, without a lot of unnecessasry bed-changing in between.

Lovely how it all works itself out! Thanks, Jane!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 10 Oct 05 - 05:26 AM

And thank you, Susan. All sounds wonderful - can't wait!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 01:03 PM

Just got Leadfingers on the road after a pre-pre-G'way stop. What a lovely time. LilyFestre worked like crazy yesterday helping me roast and pack up about 25 pounds of various meats for the freezer, to draw from as need arises for entrees and sandwiches. (Well, we did consume the ham already!) She was still here when Leadfingers arrived, and later her husband came by for a late supper and to pick her up. In between there was mighty craic.

Hardi'd had a meeting last night with the Bish that kept him out till late, but then he and Leadfingers had a nice little song-swap and we got to see all the fabulous instruments he'd brought-- including a guitar lent by SINSULL that Hardi enjoyed using to teach him "Built for Comfort." (I have pix of Hardi corrupting Sins' guitar!)

Dear Leadfingers was a wonderfully self-sufficient guest, and he brought up something I might as well address here. He wanted us to accept a budgetary contribution; I refused-- for us this is a lot like parish events, where the host parish would supply the entree and other specified items, and others bring the missing items. (I got a VERY good price at the grocers and bought only what was well-priced-- I enjoyed the day spent cooking with LilyFestre.) So of course I said "No, thank you very much," because it really is our privilege to have folks come here when we can't go "there," and what actually motivates us more than anything else is timely RSVP's. So if anyone is thinking along those lines, "Nuh-uh!" A contribution to Mudcat, however, is always appreciated.

Before leaving, Leadfingers took a few pix to supplement the ones I'd taken the night before; we'll make sure to take some more as the pre/post-G'way visits continue. When LF returns to the UK and can email his to me, I'll send Pene Azul a whole set for the Events section as I did last year with Charmion's wonderful photos. I hope she brings her camera again.... I have another little digital camera to pass around, in addition to my newer camera; I know LilyFestre has one too. So there may be a lot of pix this year.

My main prep task remaining is to cover the living room tables with decorative plastic (beats dusting!). I'll be able to relax and not worry about beer rings getting on them! :~)

I've indicated this thread for other folks who are thinking of coming, for the updates-- hope the Ducks don't mind a temporary thread hijack!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Pistachio
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 01:17 PM

Jane and Geoff, Maddie and twins....have a superb trip, enjoy and remember it all. I'd love to be over there with you - it sounds so festive, friendly and the whole visit will fill you with fantastic memories. I'm imagining autumn colours - I love this time of year.
Happy holiday.
Hazel.x.x.x.x.x


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 01:24 PM

Because my son's in-laws are arriving for 14 days on 27th Oct, and they don't have scads of space, I need to go to Massivechewsets 1st after the Getaway. However my return flight on 14th Nov is from Baltimore again so will visit from the north a bit later than all the mob, if that's still OK. Will get details from MMario.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Pseudolus
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 01:25 PM

You'll find a nice assortment of beers at the Antler's Inn, not to mention cheesecake! Tell my sister I said hey! It's been so long since I've been there.... :(

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 02:58 PM

Giok, that's lovely. Please keep me posted. The only nights we may be away will fall on Thursdays/Fridays, as far as I know at this point.

Pseudolus-- no way, man! Not going there without you. :~) You're s'posed to bring the cheesecake! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 03:52 PM

PLANNED FOOD-- Please let me know of any allergies, soon, if any of the following do not work for you.


Thursday Night Supper Waiting: Chicken & Biscuits and/or Grilled Cheese Triangles, with whatever side dishes y'all bring.

Friday AM Breakfast: Ham/Cheese/Egg Casserole; Key Lime Yogurt; Cereal; Toast.


Monday Night Supper Waiting: Beef as a Sandwich, Burrito, or Salad, and/or Black Beans Hambone, with Sides a la Guest. Fresh, locally pressed apple cider (non-alcoholic) will be on hand for the littler ones.

Tuesday AM Breakfast a la MMario; Soft-Scrambled Eggs.

Maple syrup, coffee, spring water also on hand-- we don't pretend to have any decent tea (herbal or otherwise), nor decaf coffee.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Sonnet
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 04:12 PM

Geoff

Just give everyone a rendering of Light Cavalry on that bass kazoo!

Jay and Chris McS


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 05:41 PM

Can't fit the Bass Kazoo in the luggage unfortunately.
Off to bed shortly for a VERY EARLY start.
USA Beware!
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: SussexCarole
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 05:56 PM

See you at breakfast on Friday morning Jane & Geoff & Co


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 06:07 PM

Came back from Crete this morning so have missed saying goodbye-hvae a really good time -love to you all, xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 10:33 AM

Pre-Getaway arrivals-- Your chix and bix in the crockpot. Hm, I really should soak some smoky chipotle peppers for a condiment (on the side).... There's a Mexican dish that calls for either chipotles or chipotles plus cheese... Hmmm....... been gloomy waether here for more than a week, and I think I'd rather cook than clean any further!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: LilyFestre
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 11:01 AM

I'm with you on that one! It's a GREAT day here to cook all darn day long....got myself a crockpot that is just begging to be used!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 11:03 AM

*drool*

(wiping mouth)

I have to grocery shop after work - but will be down as soon as possible!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 12:20 PM

Mmario, you still a latish arrival? Bring fruit to add for brekkie?

Lil, how about a salad instead of fruit? Have dressing and grape tomaters, need mixed greens (no iceberg in the mix please).

That chixbix is mighty motivatin'-- I have washing up to do this AM and the onions/garlic are just starting to arome! Don't mind the washing this time somehow.

Did I mention the bix will be beer bread muffins? No? Oh, I'm sorreeeee....... had to do something with the O'Douls before Catters arrive!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 12:22 PM

PS to Lil-- that cleaning product you mentioned the other day? Any chance of you bringing same? Can reimburse, thanks to Hardi funding the dogfood this week in favor of MudBudget. Doesn't look like I'll be venturing out today.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 12:31 PM

yes - still latish arrival - fruit check. okey dokey....


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 12:36 PM

GOOD Leo. My joy is complete. :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: beardedbruce
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 12:39 PM

"My joy would be complete, dear
If you were only here.
But still I keep your hand
As a precious souvenier"


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 01:03 PM

LOL-- Leadfingers sang that for us Monday night, so I know JUST what you mean! :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: LilyFestre
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 01:11 PM

Sorry WYSIWYG, my car is not cooperating. I'll be on my mountain today...can't go anywhere. :(

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 01:35 PM

No way! Gimmee directions, I'll come getcha!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 01:43 PM

LOL-- I found the old direx you sent me once and I'm on the way over there!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 02:22 AM

CarolC here, posting from near the Getaway...

Does anyone know what has happened to the Ducks? They didn't show up and when I last talked to others about them, nobody knew where they were.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: bobad
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 01:55 PM

Is it duck hunting season down there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: bobad
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 02:34 PM

This thread was right below the bird flu one - figured I had better move it - ya never know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 02:36 PM

Altho I hope they have already arrived, I PMed SussexCarole to see what she might know about their arrival plan.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 05:11 AM

Any news anyone?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CarolC
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 11:33 PM

They arrived safe and sound late Friday evening.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: jimmyt
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 11:48 PM

DUcks are fine and may be nesting by this time of night ! THey are lovely people ! I have really enjoyed them at the Getaway


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 03:48 AM

Make a good soup too....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 03:49 AM

GLad they made it OK...


Oh, and 100!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 04:21 AM

101 is symmetrical


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 04:26 AM

Do I detect a whiff of sour grape there FT?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: gnu
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 05:13 AM

Thank goodness!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 09:33 AM

A local friend of ours is bringing her harp... and a crockpot full of beef!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 09:41 AM

No FT; NO COMMENT!!
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 09:45 AM

I have fallen completely in love with Maddie, and have agreed with Col K that he can spoil her in UK but she is mine to spoil in the States. What he doesn't know is that I intend to hijack her and keep her here.

What a wonderful family!! I enjoyed them more than I can say. I hope we all meet again soon.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 06:45 AM

Mick, you'll have to travel here to fight us for her-- the 'lings must stay together as a set and LilyFestre and I are keeping the whole crew. :~)

BTW, Maddie's very proud to have been awarded spuds-- oh dear!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: jacqui.c
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 07:39 AM

Get Geoff to do Duelling Banjoes - unforgettable!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: LilyFestre
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 08:28 AM

YEAH!!!! What Susan said!!!!   :)

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 08:49 AM

we did! (the dueling banjoes) -


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,Mrs.Duck
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 09:19 AM

Done flying South now and driving North. At WYSYWYGs now and enjoying great company. Tomorrow we go to play at being tourists at Niagra Falls before heading accross the border to Canada. Will be in Communicado for a few days but they say it is very pretty at this time of year!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Beer
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 09:55 AM

See you on Monday.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,madlion
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 10:02 AM

I`m loved! My spuds are cool but dogs keep tring to eat them. But I miss my cuddles from Mick and Col.
And of course I miss Jack.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Tinker
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 11:41 AM

Maddie, many of us miss our hugs from Mick and Col...but they are good boys who keep coming back for more. Jack on the other hand is a creature of questionable parentage and I think you'd better be careful of his influence.

tink


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 04:00 PM

Well Jack certainly is a SOB


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 04:01 PM

Oops that was me sorry
Jane


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 05:18 PM

Ducklings are just back from fetching water from the spring.
WYSIWYG has been teaching them to scream when going round corners, so we could be in for fun?
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 08:18 PM

Wolff Pack are looking forward to the Ducks ALL .I dont mean we are hungry or anything just very happy for a visit.!

Christian Has a trampoline all tighteneed up to to share. Elizabeth lots of books and art projects for all . Every pizzareea in the area is ready ... New strings on the banjo . !!!          WOOFF


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: LilyFestre
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 07:16 AM

I just wanted to add my two cents in here....I met the Duck Family at WYSIWYG's and well...you guys are just wonderful and I hope that you make coming back here part of your annual flying south!

Safe and Happy Waddling to the Land of the North today!!!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 08:50 AM

catsPHiddle masquerading as SINSULL!

Maddie....Jack misses you too and all the wonderful things you and Holly did with him!

Jane, it was great to 'sing' the second half of the Finale with you on Saturday night!!

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful journey.

See you in the UK

Much Love
Khatt x


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MadLion
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 09:15 AM

CAN I JUST CONFIRM I AM NOT A DUCK


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 09:56 AM

I missed saying bye to the ducks (and maddy) (see, some of us do listen to you!) but sure they will be fine - waterfolw have been using the flyway around grand Isle and Buffalo for eons.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 10:28 AM

The Duck'n'maddiemobile has just pulled out of the driveway on the way to Niagara Falls.

**s*n*i*f*f**

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 10:32 AM

Then I had better hurry and call ahead to the Border Crossing folks and let them know that they are not to let Maddie out of the country. She is to be returned to my abode immediately. We are not done spoiling her yet.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 10:34 AM

beardedbruce, the line about keeping someone's hand for a souvenir makes me remember a line from a song someone sang at the dining hall jam the last night about 'she picked up her lover's dying head'. Loved it- hope I got it on tape!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,Mrs.Duck
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 11:48 PM

Well we are here in Canada, Peterborough to be precise. Heading over to Ottawa tomorrow to visit with CET and Charmion. Should be there early afternoon before two unless we get lost!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,Geoff the Duck
Date: 22 Oct 05 - 09:27 AM

Just checking out of hotel.
Heading over road for breakfast, then driving up to the Peterborough Lift Lock - should be impressive.
Heading off as soon as all seen.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CET
Date: 22 Oct 05 - 04:34 PM

Ducks AND MADDY have landed, bringing some good English beer. Maddy is getting aquainted with the cats, the twins have their faces stuck in some picture books. Bill, the cat that ate Toledo, is busy assimilating the new arrivals.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 11:16 AM

WELCOME TO CONNECTICUT KID -LAND   <><><>><> Kid's book and video library await. Trampoline bikes and swings .. We are turning the music room into a Duck coop . Also laundrey room is ready ( One of my faveroite things when Im traveling ! ).. Have a great time in Canada !!
    Leaving the leaves on the ground for jumping piles as well > All the best , Guy Erica Lizzy and Christian


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CET
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 12:17 PM

Mrs.Duck.here at Charmion and CETs. Had a great evening with music and song and of course beer and bourbon! Going to look at Parliament Hill in the rain later - maybe I'll catch me a Mounty!! Travelling South tomorrow to visit with Beer for a couple of nights and then down to Guys to play in the leaves. Life just keeps getting better!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CET
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 10:50 AM

Unfortunately dawn in Ottawa brought the discovery that our rental car had been broken into and pillaged. Some of our laundry has been recovered but we now have no rear quarter light. The rental company say we cannot have it repaired but must return the vehicle to the nearest office for a replacement - that being JFK airport!!! We are hoping to have temporary repairs done and carry on as planned but it is a real pain in the a***. We will keep folk informed if you are expecting us as there may be delays but hopefully not.
Jane and Geoff still at CETs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: bobad
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 10:57 AM

Most unfortunate and sad to hear that this occured in Ottawa which is generally regarded as being safer than many other cities in this regard.

Hope the rest of your visit proceeds more enjoyably.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CET
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 12:06 PM

Mrs.Duck - the police have been very helpful and Charmion has been wonderful. A lot of our clothes have been found strewn around a field but they will wash!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 12:19 PM

So sorry to hear of your misfortune!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Tinker
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 01:01 PM

I've been a base for a variety of JFK travellers this year. Let me know if you need an unexpected landing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 04:00 PM

Chose to ignore rental company and have repairs done here in Ottawa. How can I drive 1000 miles with kids and no rear window to get a new car!! Will delay our journey south cutting short our visit with Beer but the alternative was not a possibility. Hopefully the rest of the trip will be less eventful!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 04:03 PM

I concur!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Beer
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 04:17 PM

What a pain and I'm sure a frustrating day.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: ranger1
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 04:20 PM

Ducks and Maddy, it was wonderful to meet you all and I'm sorry you didn't get to come to Maine. Sorry to hear about the break-in, hope nothing was taken that can't be replaced. And Maddy, do I have to give ColK back?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: jacqui.c
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 04:34 PM

Sorry to hear the news Ducks - hope that it doesn't cause too much inconvenience.

Which rental company did you use - I'm sure that enquiring minds will want to know what company to avoid in the future!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 04:58 PM

Yes just deliver the car and everything will be fine.<><><> FOR THE RENTAL COMPANY !!!!    Thats like the operation was a susess but the pactiant died .
I am so sorry you have had to deal with this . If you guys have time we are here and glad for the visit and if you dont have the time have a great rest of your trip .. All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Beer
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 06:24 PM

If you happen to read this before you leave tomorrow, then don't push it for 10 a.m. I plan to try and make the rendez-vous for 11.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 09:18 PM

Good news Beer. We plan to set off as close to 7am as will be possible so maybe we will get there in good time! Guy we still plan to get to you as planned sometime late afternoon/early evening on Wednesday. Thanks everyone for the good wishes and if you ever need a body shop in Ottawa go to Art's he is a gem!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Charmion
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 07:44 AM

Thanks to Artoush the Armenian autobody guy (Art's Collision Services [no kidding], corner Heron Road and Kaladar Avenue, Ottawa), the Ducks are winging down the 417 to Ormestown and Beer. Nobody slept very soundly last night -- too much tension yesterday -- but despite the continuing rain today's omens look good.

The Ottawa police were their usual sweet, efficient selves. Constable Jason Savoury was responding to a complaint about grafitti when he found two of the four stolen Duck suitcases in the schoolyard where the thieves had dumped them. He delivered them to our front door on his way back to the station at the end of his patrol shift. Geoff and the kids recovered a few more items during two sweeps of the neighbourhood; Mollie is very proud of having found her sock. Best of all, nothing of significance was lost -- except, of course, a good night's sleep and a day in Ormestown with Beer and family.

What were the good things that happened? Let's see: Edmund leading the flock down Parliament Hill with a twin by each hand, birdlike voices reaching us on the damp breeze. Maddy in the Peace Tower: "Is there a reason why that clock looks so much like Big Ben?" Chocolate ice cream at three meals. Fuller's London Pride (voted Britain's best ale) at The Royal Oak, and several rounds of "Who Am I? 20 Questions". Try to imagine Maddy as Hitler ... Rowan as David Beckham is a little more likely.

By the way: You will know your day has taken a sharp left turn if you ever find yourself calling the police dressed only in a towel and a light coating of bathwater.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 11:21 AM

Ducks-- I wasn't able to get the two found children's items in the mail to Guy in time; if you will PM me your UK address I will be happy to send them along.

Travel well!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 01:15 PM

So glad to hear the news . !! We do have a tower rather early Norman in character but no Big Ben . We also do have a stuffed Bobby from Micca and Kat in London that are part of Christian's play group . My Two are both rather young in their tastes so I think this is going to be a very good mix . I think we can find some Bass or Newcastle Brown localy or something Boston like . erica and I are unseasoned in that realm .. Just needing practice ..All the best , guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 03:36 PM

I just realazed Erica gave me some chimes last Christmas that have the meladic intervels of Big Ben !! <><><>< and its in the music room where you are sleeping .. I hope it dosent rain and sleet every mile of your trip . Blue skys !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 07:29 PM

Sorry Erica says the chimes are the intervel for Westminster's Bells . HA close though !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Beer
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 07:51 PM

Hi All - Geoff typing from Beer's House
Had problems connecting to internet all afternoon. We arrived safely here about 10.00am. Visited museum dedicated to Battle of the Chateauguay - private showing because it is officially closed for the season.
Will be travelling towards Guy Wolf land tomorrow....
Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Beer
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 04:42 PM

Left this morning around eleven for Guy's place. Good to have had the family in and who knows, we may all meet again. To a well rested crew, thanks for stopping in and my doors are always open.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Beer
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 02:22 PM

Parcel was mailed thios morning.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 02:54 PM

Every One made it after a long 300+ mile trip from outside Montreal to northwestern Connecticut . We were so happy when tha family made to our house. Music food wine Music music food sleep ??? . I will let the Ducks know that mudcat is up .. More soon , All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: CET
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 04:27 PM

Glad to hear it. Best wishes to all. I can certify that the Ducks make very good house guests. They don't complain about the accommodations and they sing for their supper.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 11:35 AM

Cet I concure . We gave them the best matrasses we had for the floor in the music room and not one complaint ! Molly and Rowen slepped near their feet ( At least at the begining of the evening ).
                Maddy and Elizabeth had a really great connection . They went off with an art teacher to have a look at an Alexander Calder exhibit at a local museum . Lots of stuffed animals were exchanged who are now imigrating to Briton with the Ducks .
               But to have the chance to sit and play music in quantity in the eveings was just what was needed. We actually found ourselves doing early Fairport Convention, I showed Geoff one of my faverites from the 60's : " Truck Drivers Queen" a classic . He had notes I didnt remember for Maddy Groves (Jane had every verse) and black Leg Minor or SkewBAll . Lots of Morris tunes as well . I sent Geoff home with a "Humanatone" that I hope makes it out at some aproppriate moment at the right session. Just ask and I am shore he will give you a demonstration of this inportant American traditional instroment .
               It was also great fun to hear about so many mudcatters from them .
                The perfect house guests and as we said a few minutes ago as they got in their car this will not be the last time we gett togtether.
                As always in these moments it is time to thank MAX again .. What magic can happen when like minded people get together and Max you really have made a vehicle for helping THAT to happen ..
                  All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Col K
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 10:42 PM

Where are they now?
When do they fly home?


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 06:07 AM

Guy - the chimes of the clock commonly known as 'Big Ben' are called 'Westminster Chimes' and are nearly always reproduced wrongly!

However... today and tomorrow, until 4pm, they won't be heard at all - The chimes are 'closed for maintenance' - first time they've been silenced for 20 years, for repair and cleaning. I hope they find the time to retune them too... one of them is slightly out and makes me wince every time I hear it!

Hope the Ducks are OK.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:06 AM

The Ducks have gone from our house south east to Mystic Seaport for two days .That would put them on the plane either this afternoon or tomorrow . Its easy for me to loose time so Im a bad one to talk . I thought they said they were getting on the plane Saterday afternoon but that wouldnt give them 2 days in Mystic witch is the main thing I remember them saying !! . If theeyr hotel room had hook up Geoff said he would let us all know how they were doing .. I think the twins will like the aquarium if they find the time. Its on the same ticket so I hope they get there as well . Happy QUACKING !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:10 PM

Great to hear of the travels, which we were in the middle of!

Safe home, Ducks and Maddie!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 08:46 PM

I'm glad they got to enjoy some American hospitality before they had to rush home. They were so much fun at Getaway. What a pleasure to know there are such terrific folks in the world. Glad they got (most of?) their stuff back.       Tw


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 09:25 PM

All I can say is Ducks are nice peoples ! and in five or six years time (AND I was fifty years younger- or maybe a bit more) I would be looking at Maddy in a different way ! What a lovely girl !! What a lovely family !


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 01:56 PM

come home soon -we miss you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 02:08 PM

well, I'm sorry to say " they got to enjoy some American hospitality" since they were horn-swoggled by their rental car company, lost in NYC, stuck in traffic, burglarized and had a stretch of rainy, depressing horrible weather - but CAN say I was glad to meet them all, and sincerely hope that they managed to have a good time despite all.

Good thing they didn't have Jack with them on the entire trip though...who knows what added complications he would have raised!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 03:23 PM

Hi folks we're back home. Arived at Manchester at 9a.m. local time, home around 11.00 then slept a while.
Fill you in with details later - either myself or Jane.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: nutty
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 03:28 PM

Welcome home .... you've missed the Indian Summer. Winter will be appearing very soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 03:35 PM

Mmario, I dunno what you're talking about.... I DID give 'em a pee bucket at least! :~)

Welcome home, Ducks 'n' Maddie!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 05:48 PM

And much appreciated it was too Susan :0) Mmario it was precisely because of the wonderful hospitality we received that we were able to rise above the setbacks. And at the end of the day some arsehole got to do my laundry while I had a great time with great people. We'll be back!!! But in the meantime our house is always open!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: MMario
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 06:36 PM

whoops! I know they did get to see some honest down home hospitality - but wish they didn't have to see the "other side" quite as much as they did!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:24 PM

I hope you are all getting some rest from your vacation ! I always need more rest from the excurtion then I do from a work day at home . Getting on the plane in late afternoon and getting off in the morning always takes a day or two out of me . I hope you are all back to normal soon in the sleep department .!! We will see you soon one way or another , All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 09:04 AM

Be sure of that Guy! We are slowly catching up with sleep and laundry :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 11:41 AM

spin rinse snore!
G.:~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 11:35 AM

Don't forget Tumble...
Quack!!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 01:28 PM

Ooer dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 05:47 PM

I miss Maddie. She is a delightful girl and I look forward to seeing her again. In fact, I miss the lot of you. Come back soon, and let's make music.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 06:48 PM

Dont forget the other dueling banjos we came up with the other night . Geoff youve got to work that one up for the right moment . Ill "say no more". "Say no more ."
               If you could just strap the Humanitone to the face then <><>><><><><>>><> La LA LA La LA la la la - la la la la la - LALA . What a music vidio it could make . VH1 look out


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:41 PM

We miss everyone too. You could always come and visit!! The Wolves and Ducks will forever be great friends I think and all or any will always be welcome here. I miss waking up to the sound of the toys playing upstairs, Christian is such a honey. Elizabeth has a rare talent for art and we would love to show her round the galleries and the sculpture park where our Christmas photo on the fridge was taken.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ducks Fly South
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:52 PM

AHHHHHHH mudcat !!


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