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The Hobbit Hole XXXII - Sweet is the sound of falling rain
The Freeper Hobbit Hole Blog ^ | December 1, 2006

Posted on 12/01/2006 12:55:15 PM PST by ecurbh

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!

Sing hey! for the bath at close of day
That washes the weary mud away!
A loon is he that will not sing:
O! Water Hot is anoble thing!

O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain.
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.

O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer, if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.

O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!

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To: RosieCotton

Oh - you buyin? Cool! :~D

Why don't you come over when you've got the headache beat, and we'll order it then!


61 posted on 12/01/2006 5:46:18 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Lil'freeper

That's just wrong!


62 posted on 12/01/2006 5:47:11 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 300winmag
I've lived in this area for 30 years now, and never saw this stream that flooded.

You know we'd have had pictures...

63 posted on 12/01/2006 5:47:20 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ugh. Ate too much food. I didn't want to make any dirty dishes after washing all those so I had Talon take me to Outback. Mmm. Steak. And cheese fries. And mixed drinks. And chocolate.

Now I'm stuffed.


64 posted on 12/01/2006 5:56:37 PM PST by JenB
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To: HairOfTheDog

K...give me a bit for the stuff to kick in...


65 posted on 12/01/2006 5:57:21 PM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: JenB

mmmmm.... steak :~)


66 posted on 12/01/2006 5:59:54 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: RosieCotton

Drink some water, you're probably dehydrated.


67 posted on 12/01/2006 6:00:18 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

You're probably right. Dry inside when it's so cold outside.


68 posted on 12/01/2006 6:07:19 PM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

On my way in about ten minutes or less.


69 posted on 12/01/2006 6:33:27 PM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear; RosieCotton; SuziQ

I'll say! The first time I ever mentioned it was to you, Rosie. Honestly...it had always just been a pipe dream...I don't believe I'd actually ever said it "to" anyone until I said it to you in that post! Maybe I hadn't even formed the thought fully in my mind until then.

Took me almost a year and a half from that post till I finally got one.

Sheesh...I've known you guys a long time! I'm beginning to think I may actually grow old knowing you!


70 posted on 12/01/2006 8:05:32 PM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2Jedismom
I'm beginning to think I may actually grow old knowing you!

Let's hope so!

71 posted on 12/01/2006 8:10:57 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

I really do!

:-)


72 posted on 12/01/2006 8:15:03 PM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear; RosieCotton; SuziQ

Here's the day I actually got it...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1305182/posts?page=6594#6594


73 posted on 12/01/2006 8:32:23 PM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: HairOfTheDog
I once ate lembas. Make no mistake; this was before I knew what lembas was. It was actually bread cooked for Communion at a church I used to visit.

Others I know have tried to cook the confection, and it turns out rather like a biscuit. But this was a rich, tasty kind of bread, it crumbled in your mouth, and it had a very full-bodied taste and feel to it, but it wasn't dry to swallow. Man, I wish I could get that recipe.
74 posted on 12/01/2006 8:57:06 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
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To: RosieCotton

I just wanted to check in and see if you did it. And you did! That is quite an accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself!


75 posted on 12/02/2006 1:57:54 AM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry!)
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To: James Ewell Brown Stuart

Rosie always does what she sets out to do!

:-)


76 posted on 12/02/2006 2:02:06 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: JenB

It sure was.


77 posted on 12/02/2006 2:05:49 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Thank you sir!


78 posted on 12/02/2006 2:06:54 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Ha!


79 posted on 12/02/2006 2:08:59 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I wish you would too!

Lembas has been a running debate in the Hobbit Hole since nearly the beginning. I insist they are digestive biscuits (which aren't biscuits in the American sense, but in the British "cookie" sense but trying to get that through to anyone is a lesson in futility!)

;-D

I hypothesize that Tolkien needed sustenance for his characters and he happened to have a plate of digestive biscuits with his tea and it likely sustained him while he was writing and so that is what he used.

80 posted on 12/02/2006 2:15:10 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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