Maggie’s Motivational Pic Thread v2.0 - - New Rules - See Post #1

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    Here is the Google Maps rendition of Benoni, as marked by the dotted red line. I gather you're referring to the section up north that includes Petit HS and Petit Airfield?

    I lived in Rynfield and Northmead. Petit may be included in the map but was not considered part of Benoni when I was there. Mid 70's to mid 80's. A close friend lives out there. It's like saying you're from NYC when you live on Long Island.

    if Afrikaans is Charlize Theron’s native language how can it be dead?
    Because very few of the younger generation speak it. They used to have separate schools for Afrikaans and English, those went away years ago - although Afrikaans as a second language was mandatory.
     

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    I recently saw a post that showed that Scarlet Johannsen said Afrikaans was dead. She is South African and I know she did have some tough issues in life, but I too know something about South Africa and probably some of the only parts of SA that are truly safe or at least reasonably safe are the places where Afrikaans is spoken. My experience is that these people are endlessly reliable... right there with Australians even though they too are having issues. We Americans can learn from them how not to let things get so far out of control that getting control is out of the question


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    Cimarron at lake, redcliff in snow. Love them, both over 5 years old and going strong. Stoves are good for the old men to rest up near after a long days hike and swim.View attachment 8007375
    Those pups look pretty content right there!!Labs age fast....unfortunately.
    This one has slept wore out right there as well.

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    Those pups look pretty content right there!!Labs age fast....unfortunately.
    This one has slept wore out right there as well.

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    Good looking pup! I've had labs my entire life and these two are freaks of nature... 15 in that Pic, 16 now and the yellow lab hasn't figured out he's old yet.

    That Pic near Donner pass? Looks familiar
     

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    Good looking pup! I've had labs my entire life and these two are freaks of nature... 15 in that Pic, 16 now and the yellow lab hasn't figured out he's old yet.

    That Pic near Donner pass? Looks familiar
    Labs are the best thing god ever created IMO I wouldn't want to think about a world where they don't exist.
     

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    The short version is that the term historyhas evolved from an ancient Greek verb that means “to know,” says the Oxford English Dictionary’s Philip Durkin. The Greek word historia originally meant inquiry, the act of seeking knowledge, as well as the knowledge that results from inquiry.


    If your going to post something like that chick did, make sure it’s not stupid.
    Facts don't matter. When there's 200 genders and the rest of the bullshit facts don't matter.
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    I lived in Rynfield and Northmead. Petit may be included in the map but was not considered part of Benoni when I was there. Mid 70's to mid 80's. A close friend lives out there. It's like saying you're from NYC when you live on Long Island.

    Nassau and/or Suffolk Counties, I assume, as both Brooklyn and Queens (both part of the Long Island land mass) are 2 of the 5 boroughs of NYC. :D

    It's funny. This brought back a childhood memory. I must have been in the 2nd grade. The School system's music teacher (she would float between the three elementary schools during the week) taught us how to sing the Boer War song, "Marching to Pretoria" but, of course, in English and without any context as to its primary political intent. It was just a "cool/rythmic" marching song to sing.



    Of course, they'd never allow the song to be taught in today's "woke" culture. I recall this poor young girl a grade above me (3rd grade) named "Vicki." After our learning that song (music class combined several grades into one session), the kids would tease her incessantly at recess. They'd form a single file "conga" type line, linking arms to shoulders lengthwise and chase after her in marching step, singing in unison, "♫♪ We are marching to Victoria! ♪♫"

    She (the music teacher) also taught us the German "Wandersman" song, again, in English.

     
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    Good looking pup! I've had labs my entire life and these two are freaks of nature... 15 in that Pic, 16 now and the yellow lab hasn't figured out he's old yet.

    That Pic near Donner pass? Looks familiar
    That's amazing!!! This one is 8 and has a ridiculous amount of miles under his feet. He shows he's slowing down in the mornings after a long day..... hell, we both do!!
    Pic is up in the Trinity alps.
     

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    Worked with many South Africans over the years, mostly of Dutch decent. They were nice, if a bit odd but so am I. The only one that would admit to speaking Afrikaans was the daughter of U.S. missionaries.
     
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    Nassau and/or Suffolk Counties, I assume, as both Brooklyn and Queens (both part of the Long Island land mass) are 2 of the 5 boroughs of NYC. :D

    It's funny. This brought back a childhood memory. I must have been in the 2nd grade. The School system's music teacher (she would float between the three elementary schools during the week) taught us how to sing the Boer War song, "Marching to Pretoria" but, of course, in English and without any context as to its primary political intent. It was just a "cool/rythmic" marching song to sing.



    Of course, they'd never allow the song to be taught in today's "woke" culture. I recall this poor young girl a grade above me (3rd grade) named "Vicki." After our learning that song (music class combined several grades into one session), the kids would tease her incessantly at recess. They'd form a single file "conga" type line, linking arms to shoulders lengthwise and chase after her in marching step, singing in unison, "♫♪ We are marching to Victoria! ♪♫"

    She (the music teacher) also taught us the German "Wandersman" song, again, in English.


    Our music teacher also had us sing that song. Now its stuck in my head. I singing it to the dogs this AM!
     
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