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Imageirisarian
Oct 5, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Good luck, Neil.

No one knows when exactly the original 'Thanksgiving' took place. Knowledge of the orginal settlement 'doings' in 'Pilgrims' settlement happinings was lost until the writing describing the settlement by the 2nd govenor were discovered in a library in England. It had been carried there as loot during the Am revolution. since we were involved in the civil War at the time Lincoln decreed the celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. It is celebrated in early Oct. in Canada.
Petalpants
Oct 5, 2011 2:32 PM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Glad you had a fun trip, Nancy--- I'd like to go back to San Francisco some time!
Hope everyone is having a good day~ Group hug
ImageHappy_1
Oct 5, 2011 5:25 PM CST
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
What do you mean I'm not awake? "Snore, snore, snore"
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
ImageNEILMUIR1
Oct 5, 2011 6:59 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Nancy, well you are a blonde. Rolling on the floor laughing Smiling
Love.
Neil.
Imagetaters55
Oct 6, 2011 6:17 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Morning everyone! Fresh hot coffee is ready! Hoping you all have a great day!
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

ImageHappy_1
Oct 6, 2011 7:51 AM CST
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Are you sure, Neil? Rolling on the floor laughing
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
ImageNEILMUIR1
Oct 6, 2011 3:17 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Nancy, yes I am positive about that as nobody can mistake a castle for a Palace apart from a blonde! Rolling on the floor laughing
Love.
Neil.
ImageAudrey
Oct 6, 2011 4:10 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
OK, Neil, I'm not a blonde, only was out of a bottle! What's the difference between a castle abd a palace?
ImageHappy_1
Oct 6, 2011 4:51 PM CST
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
AH HA Neil, see her avatar...she's not blond.

Huggies

Me
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
ImageNEILMUIR1
Oct 6, 2011 5:16 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Audrey, a castle was built in the dark ages as a protection for Kings etc. to protect them from the enemy. A Palace came along much later and is a regal place to live in without the protection of moats, drawbridges or portcullis and 16 foot thick walls, with arrow slits. They are both beautiful to see, but one is like a fortress and the other like a Palace.
Unfortunately many castles were destroyed in the English civil war, luckily some survived as we do have a lot of them, and there is even one that has been turned into a pub!
We got 'castles' going back to Roman times, such as Pevensey which is around 1800 - 1900 years old, (not to mention all the old Hill forts that were the castles of their age)
but the fact is prior to 1052 the word 'castle' didn't exist so all of the above are classed as fort's/fortresses
for the pure medieval 'castles' then the Tower of London is the first stone built Norman one, (part built on a 1000 year old Roman fort) with the first part (the white tower) going up around 1079(?) (though the Normans built many wooden Mott and Bailey castles before that)
In Ireland Trim castle in County Meath was finished around 1176ad by the Norman invaders, (again wood mott and baileys were far more common)
there are still around 1800 castles (whole or in ruins) scattered across Britain, there may be a further 2000 that are simply gone, just marks on a map.
Regards.
Neil.
Imageirisarian
Oct 6, 2011 5:28 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
This is not either, but there was a program on building cathedrals on one of the TV stations last night. I always seem to have known what flying buttresses were for, but had not realized that the ribbed vaulted ceilings were for structure & not decorations.
ImageAudrey
Oct 6, 2011 10:21 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Veddy interesting! Now I understand! Thanks
Imageokus
Oct 7, 2011 3:26 AM CST
Name: Carol
Lincolnshire, UK
Hi all

Just catching up - been in Eygpt for the last 2 weeks!

This is Tattershall Castle, well the Keep, the central tower, which is most of what is left now. Tattershall was the last true Castle built in England It was built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England in 1434. The picture was taken 3 years ago and the two in front are two of my four grandchildren.Thumb of 2011-10-07/okus/2fa48a
Carol

Petalpants
Oct 7, 2011 9:10 AM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Wow, Carol... beautiful castle--- love all those arched windows on it! Thanks for posting the pic--- of course, your grandkids are very cute also!! Rolling my eyes.
Neil, thanks for the little history lesson on castles & palaces--- never thought about the differences before, but I think I prefer Castles more if I had a choice! I would love to have a moat and drawbridge, so I could sometimes just shut-out the world for awhile! Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageNEILMUIR1
Oct 7, 2011 1:54 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Connie, so that is you and Nancy that wants a castle although Nancy does not know one from a Palace. They say every Englishman's home is his castle, and I suppose that is true.
Carol lovely picture indeed, pity the outer walls were not there.
Rough time at the dentist in the Hospital today, big injection and I do not like them!
Regards.
Neil.
murielw1
Oct 7, 2011 2:43 PM CST
Was you awake or did the dentist put you out Neil?.
ImageHappy_1
Oct 7, 2011 3:09 PM CST
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
So sorry to hear about the dentist, Neil. I would rather have brain surgery, but we both know that isn't possible. Rolling on the floor laughing

I have decided on a castle for the help would have better living conditions, but they would still have to put up with me and I have been called, Simon LeGree, and that was by my father. Can you imagine what my cooks, etc, called me in the Kitchen? But that is me. I never asked them to do something that I wouldn't or haven't done. (That includes cleaning the loo)

XXOO

Nancy
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
Imageirisarian
Oct 7, 2011 3:42 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I hope that you had pain killer, Neil. My tendinitis is acting up again & keeps me awake at night. I will be away soon & certainly will get another shot when I return. I just can't stand it.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Oct 7, 2011 4:42 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Nancy, brain surgery would be impossible in your case! Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby
Muriel no they did not put me out, just stuck this needle in me and it hurt!
I am sure they get people to practice hurting you.
Group hug
Neil.
ImageHappy_1
Oct 7, 2011 4:44 PM CST
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
PSSSSSST!
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller

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