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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....04-20-06....Fairy Tales
DollyCali | April 20, 2006 | dollycali;

Posted on 04/19/2006 9:50:11 PM PDT by DollyCali

Edited on 04/20/2006 7:40:13 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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KEYWORDS: banshee; children; cinderella; elves; fairies; fairy; fairyring; fantasy; hoax; kidsadventure; lotr; peterpan; pinocchio; richardsimmons; sleepingbeauty; supernatural; tinkerbell; toothfairy; weepeople; worldwari
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1 posted on 04/19/2006 9:50:18 PM PDT by DollyCali
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To: DollyCali

2 posted on 04/19/2006 9:53:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (When Al Franken had his bris, they threw away the baby and saved the foreskin.)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; The Mayor; ...




No, not the Elton John genre

3 posted on 04/19/2006 9:54:27 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I KNEW IT~ just didn't think it would be the FIRST post.

HA!


4 posted on 04/19/2006 9:55:47 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Hee-hee...that's the first thing I thought of! ;o)


5 posted on 04/19/2006 9:56:31 PM PDT by LUV W (A free Iraq . ... will serve as an amazing example for people who are desperate for freedom! GWB)
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To: DollyCali

Aw, come on - that was like waving a red cape in front of a bull! ;^D


6 posted on 04/19/2006 9:58:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (When Al Franken had his bris, they threw away the baby and saved the foreskin.)
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To: DollyCali; Slings and Arrows

Tinkerbell's hot.


7 posted on 04/19/2006 9:58:26 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: DollyCali
I can do the dance of the fairies. I have a magic wand.

Weinie

8 posted on 04/19/2006 9:59:40 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: DollyCali

What of the Fairies from the Ring trilogies?


9 posted on 04/19/2006 10:02:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: pcottraux

when I was younger I had the "hots" for Peter Pan!


10 posted on 04/19/2006 10:03:52 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: MHGinTN

I could NOT find any Fairy images.. Lots of elves.. I had that on my "info" sheet as I was working. Please if you have something do post it! I LOVE LOTR.


11 posted on 04/19/2006 10:05:22 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

I can see why something like that wouldn't last.

12 posted on 04/19/2006 10:08:05 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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13 posted on 04/19/2006 10:10:57 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: pcottraux

That is scary!


14 posted on 04/19/2006 10:11:45 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Irish Fairies
Dullahan
Pooka
Changelings
The Grogoch
The Banshee
Leprechauns
The Merrows


15 posted on 04/19/2006 10:16:46 PM PDT by Supernatural (When they come a wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: Supernatural
When I was doing research I found it interesting that the "Irish fairies" weren't cute & sweet (like our fairy tales)..

I recall my mom used to refer to a neighbor who "yelled like a banshee"! I assumed it was some wild animal, like a jackal?

Are you still going to DC now that the rally has been changed to Monday?
16 posted on 04/19/2006 10:19:02 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Jemian; JemiansTerror; lysie; Iowa Granny; MNbelle
I bought my "seed potatoes" today. They were just regular potatoes!!! Bought two different types. White cooking & redskins. Have my tires ready & hopefully tomorrow is the planting day

Going to reread the Tire thread again Iowa

JT.. another one for your "collection"


17 posted on 04/19/2006 10:24:31 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Walt Disney had a series of shows about Irish fairies on the old "Wonderful World of Disney" TV show.

It featured leprechauns and banshees. The banshee was a very bad omen.

I believe I am still going to D.C. next Monday. The situation has gotten very complicated. Instead of having the rally at 2 P.M. on Sunday, it is now at 10 A.M. on Monday, meaning I have to catch the Metro at 8 A.M. and fight the rush hour crowd. I also will have to leave on Sunday afternoon and rent a motel room. Instead of a 14 hour day trip I am looking at an over 24 hour endurance contest.

That really screwed everything up for me, big time.

Nine out of ten FReepers who were going won't be there. And only about 50 were going anyway.


18 posted on 04/19/2006 10:25:55 PM PDT by Supernatural (When they come a wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: All

Important Security Note regarding the US Military

There are support the military "forums" on the Internet
who are NOT USA based.
A word of caution when posting to foreign websites,
you never know who you are really posting to.
Check the domain registry and verify that the domain is in the USA
I made the mistake of posting on a non USA forum
and stopped once I found out the foreign origin of the website.


19 posted on 04/19/2006 10:32:41 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Supernatural

yes, I saw the thread from Kristinn re: time /day change. They want to NOT have two sep rallies & I don't blame them. Yes, Sundays on the Metro is much easier than Monday, for sure! You could just take a sleeping bag & sleep on the mall Sunday night!


20 posted on 04/19/2006 10:34:47 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thanks Tonk. I am not very adventurous at foreign sites.. ore even domestic ones for that matter. Too many ways to have problems
21 posted on 04/19/2006 10:35:55 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Fairies stop developers' bulldozers in their tracks
By Will Pavia and Chris Windle

VILLAGERS who protested that a new housing estate would “harm the fairies” living in their midst have forced a property company to scrap its building plans and start again.

Marcus Salter, head of Genesis Properties, estimates that the small colony of fairies believed to live beneath a rock in St Fillans, Perthshire, has cost him £15,000. His first notice of the residential sensibilities of the netherworld came as his diggers moved on to a site on the outskirts of the village, which crowns the easterly shore of Loch Earn.

He said: “A neighbour came over shouting, ‘Don’t move that rock. You’ll kill the fairies’.” The rock protruded from the centre of a gently shelving field, edged by the steep slopes of Dundurn mountain, where in the sixth century the Celtic missionary St Fillan set up camp and attempted to convert the Picts from the pagan darkness of superstition.

“Then we got a series of phone calls, saying we were disturbing the fairies. I thought they were joking. It didn’t go down very well,” Mr Salter said.

In fact, even as his firm attempted to work around the rock, they received complaints that the fairies would be “upset”. Mr Salter still believed he was dealing with a vocal minority, but the gears of Perthshire’s planning process were about to be clogged by something that looked suspiciously like fairy dust.

“I went to a meeting of the community council and the concerns cropped up there,” he said. The council was considering lodging a complaint with the planning authority, likely to be the kiss of death for a housing development in a national park. Jeannie Fox, council chairman, said: “I do believe in fairies but I can’t be sure that they live under that rock. I had been told that the rock had historic importance, that kings were crowned upon it.” Her main objection to moving the rock was based on the fact that it had stood on the hillside for so long: a sort of MacFeng Shui that many in the village subscribe to.

“There are a lot of superstitions going about up here and people do believe that things like standing stones and large rocks should never be moved,” she said.

Half a mile into Loch Earn is Neish Island. From there the Neish clan set forth to plunder the surrounding country, retreating each time to their island. Early in the 17th century, the MacNabs retaliated from the next valley, carrying a boat over the mountains, storming the island and slaughtering most of the Neishes.

This summer Betty Neish McInnes, the last of that line in St Fillans, went to her grave — but not before she had imparted the ancient Pict significance of the rock to many of her neighbours.

“A lot of people think the rock had some Pictish meaning,” Mrs Fox said. “It would be extremely unlucky to move it.”

Mr Salter did not just want to move the rock. He wanted to dig it up, cart it to the roadside and brand it with the name of his new neighbourhood.

The Planning Inspectorate has no specific guidelines on fairies but a spokesman said: “Planning guidance states that local customs and beliefs must be taken into account when a developer applies for planning permission.” Mr Salter said: “We had to redesign the entire thing from scratch.”

The new estate will now centre on a small park, in the middle of which stands a curious rock. Work begins next month, if the fairies allow.






22 posted on 04/19/2006 10:37:29 PM PDT by Supernatural (When they come a wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: DollyCali





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Our Dear Father, creator and Lord of great love - we ask that you keep the men and women of our military in Your protective care. May the families be immersed with peace and comfort as they proudly know their loved ones are serving for the things that are dear to all of us. AMEN
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Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Mama_Bear; Dutchess; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; DollyCali, and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.





severa............husband, brother
Maigrey............................cousin
mystery-ak.............son, husband
Gogrammy...................grandson
Inspectorette.......................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
Diver Dave.......niece, nephew
ConspiracyGuy........2 nephews
Pippin............niece's husband
sneakers..............................son
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
jamaly.................brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater..........cousin
WaterDragon.............grandson
WaterDragon...........son-in-law
BeforeISleep...................son
kimmie7......................brother
Armymarinemom............3 sons
american_ranger.............son
LadyX.........................grandson
fawn796.......................nephew
ValerieUSA....................2 sons
Lakeside........................2 sons
LakeLady......................nephew
Spruce.........................daughter
Leofl......................................son
chena......................................son
Hope and Glory..................son
Philman_36..............2 nephews
bjcintennessee.......son, niece
TheMayor...............friends'son
homeschoolmama...........nephew
ariamne...................2 cousins
mhking.........................cousin
visualops..........................cousin
auboy.............................cousin
Ladysmith..nephew, friend's son
tina07......soninlaw & his friend
MontanaCowgirlCop.......brother
Misty4jc........................husband
Colorado Slim................nephew
Tapatio....................2 nephews
ProudAFDad............................son
Alouette................................son
Katydidnt..............................son
Q6-God...................twin brother
Q6-God.....................active duty
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne.........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells....................active duty
LongCut....................active duty
cjk...........................active duty
Trish.........................active duty
ODC-GIRL.................active duty
AF_Blue...................active duty
Notwithstanding.......active duty
thumperusn..............active duty
Veloxherc.................active duty
Don Simmons...........active duty
wingnutx...................active duty
Old Sarge.................active duty
CGblue.....................active duty
bigghurtt...................active duty
frankiep....................active duty
veeceeque................active duty
JRios1968...............active duty
NoLongerFreeState....active duty
wolf creek………….daughter
JesseJane ............ cousin
SoldiersPrayingMom...............son
WakeUpandVote...........brother
kimmykay ……….son
mrs tiggywinkle............cousin
cyber ant……...nephew
Earthdweller..…..nephew
Nadine…………………
.nephewweldgophardline…….son
jrushing...…...son
Meanie Monster…….Mikey Sheldon
Chairman_December_19th_Society ......brother-in-law
scuba chick……husband
OhioWfan................................son
gator girl........................husband
ladtx..................................2 MozartLover...........son, nephew
ak_daddoo........................nephew
Dubya............................nephew
LBGA (RIP)..........................son
katykelly..............................son
cookcounty.............................son
SpookBrat........................nephew
SpookBrat........................cousin
Doug from Upland............soninlaw
Himyar....................................son
boxerblues........................2 sons
the piper....................................son
sheeza................................husband
kemathen7.........................husband
Tiffee4Bob..........................boyfriend
deadhead.............................cousin
JimRobinson...............2 nephews
TexKat.......................son, step-son
StarCMC.............................brother
Consort........................2 daughters
Consort.......................son-in-law
Darheel...............................niece
Repubmom………….son
Donaeus...........................nephew
BeAllYouCanBe........................son
Repubmommy........................brother
AgThorn................................2 sons
kneezles.................................son
RoseinRoseBear.....cousin's hubby
Atomic Conspiracy......half-brother
Atomic Conspiracy...........nephew
Atomic Conspiracy..............niece
Sunflowergal....................grandson
mrstank..............................husband
MrsMike31........................husband
Rose0508.….son
spotbust1............................husband
campfollower............................fiance
LUV W........................................son
painter...................................nephew
Bykrbayb........................................son
SilentServiceCPOWife........husband
Walkenfree................2 grandsons
Walkenfree.................. 3 nephews
Walkenfree..................granddaughter
Zechariah_8_13.......brother-in-law
Zechariah_8_13.......................cousin
DirtyHarryY2K......................daughter
DirtyHarryY2K................son-in-law
nelibeli...................................nephew
Skimask.....................................son
El Gato...............................nephew
Palladin...............................grandson
MississippyMuddy...................sister
MississippyMuddy.....2 nephews
Kramster...............................stepson
gonzo.........................friend's son
Socratic.............................nephew
LoneRedRanger......brother-in-law
Jemian...................................son
freema....................nephew, son
Azbushgal..............................son
PreviouslyA-Lurker...........brother
kimmykay.................................son
right2parent..............................son
NavySEAL F-16........................son
Ike............................................son
Skyraider.......... Son
CMS............. active duty.
Jen's Mom.....................daughter
Meg33...........................grandson
911angelady.....................2 Sons
JFC……..NephewMicah
U S Army EOD.......daughter
ninergold3.……..nephew













23 posted on 04/19/2006 10:41:24 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Supernatural
I don't know about you, but I sure wouldn't want to stir up a hornet'sfairies' nest!
24 posted on 04/19/2006 10:50:49 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

I'm all in favor of leaving well enough alone.


25 posted on 04/19/2006 11:07:09 PM PDT by Supernatural (When they come a wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: DollyCali; All

Blossom Fairy

26 posted on 04/20/2006 3:06:42 AM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: DollyCali
I KNEW IT~ just didn't think it would be the FIRST post.
I would have been shocked if it wasn't. Here's one more:


27 posted on 04/20/2006 3:11:11 AM PDT by E Rocc (Behavior that is rewarded is repeated)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks for the ping, Dolly! As a girl, I loved reading anything I could about fairies/faeries. Thanks for the trip down nostalgia road. . .


28 posted on 04/20/2006 4:15:05 AM PDT by alwaysconservative (Golden immigration rule: You have only the rights we would if we entered Mexico illegally.)
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To: alwaysconservative; The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; ...
Butterfly Fairy

Good Morning to the Finest

29 posted on 04/20/2006 4:36:03 AM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; deadhead; ...

April 20, 2006

Winds Of Love

Read:
1 John 4:1-8

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. —1 John 4:8

Bible In One Year: 2 Samuel 9-11; Luke 15:11-32

cover A farmer had a weather vane on his barn, on which was written "God is love." When friends asked why, the farmer said, "This is to remind me that no matter which way the wind blows, God is love."

When the warm "south wind" with its soothing and balmy breezes brings showers of blessing, God is love. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above" (James 1:17).

When the cold "north wind" of trial and testing sweeps down upon you, God is love. "All things work together for good to those who love God" (Romans 8:28).

When the "west wind" blows hard upon you with its punishing intent, God is love. "Whom the Lord loves He chastens" (Hebrews 12:6).

When the "east wind" threatens to sweep away all that you have, God is love. "God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory" (Philippians 4:19).

Perhaps you are discouraged and downhearted. If so, remember, God still cares for you. What you are experiencing has either been sent or it has been allowed by Him for your good.

Yes, no matter which way the wind is blowing, God is love. —Richard De Haan

God is love: His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes and woe He lightens—
God is wisdom, God is love. —Bowring

No affliction would trouble us if we knew God's reason for permitting it.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
The Lord Is My Shepherd

30 posted on 04/20/2006 4:54:09 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: DollyCali

LOL. Good morning, Dolly.


31 posted on 04/20/2006 5:17:28 AM PDT by Peach
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To: DollyCali

Good Morning Dolly
Excellent thread. :)


32 posted on 04/20/2006 5:53:08 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: alwaysconservative; MEG33; Peach; LUV W; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA
Good morning to my Finest FRiends who have checked in thus far! I was up late.. my typical high pressure insomnia. I feel pretty good with high pressure systems headache relief - but have poor sleep. In the low pressure systems, I sleep well but feel .. yukky.

I grew up with fairy tales & fantasy. Read Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen; and stories about mythology. Never was into doll or playhouses too much but had an active dream life/imagination with the mysteries of I guess one would say "playful spirit world".

I recall having a small record player & I had 78 record sets of stories also. I would play those for hours when my mom wouldn't let me out for one reason or another. Being out doing ANYTHING was always my activity of choice.

This is just meant to be a nostalgia sort of thread, a warm fuzzy, if you will, walk down memory lane. It is not an academic treatise and isn't meant to be.

Tolkien, LOTR fame & CS Lewis, both authors I LOVE, were good friends as adult & were in groups that shared information on this, which was a big interest of theirs also.
33 posted on 04/20/2006 6:26:55 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: E Rocc; Slings and Arrows; All

You know, when I struggled with a title.. I got a bit irritated that a group of NON MAIN STREAM individuals makes one have to even consider an "alternate name"

Fairy Tales are Fairy Tales.. they were when my grandmother was a kid & will be with my Great,(6 times) grand child grows up.

So I knew I would take the obvious "hits".. and as this is a thread of fun & humor, we can all take it.

The same things with Rainbows & Rainbow colors in fashion. I love rainbow colored tie dye..And have a beautiful designer sport outfit with rainbows on it. Now if one wears one, one is looked on as "perhaps, one of those". When I sent a rainbow bridge to a friend recently who had lost her cat, she didn't open it & thought I was accusing her of that.

Does anyone else feel a little "robbed" along this way?


34 posted on 04/20/2006 6:33:38 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: The Mayor
Good devotion today Rus, It doesn't mention my favorite verse of scripture, which is along the same line (and in fact along the line of the thread, I suppose)..

for I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[m] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38,39

We aren't separated from the problems, as I can well attest... but we are NEVER separated from God's Love.

35 posted on 04/20/2006 6:42:34 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

It's a lovely fun thread, Dolly..Thank you!

I found some antique prints of blossom fairies.. just darling..Some have big letter A,B,C and were probably used in ABC books. When tinypic is available I will download a few for fun..Wouldn't you know I would like blossom fairies!
Here's the History..

"About / History ... Cicely Mary Barker painted 178 different flower fairies between the 1920s and 1950s, they are a fantastic series, each plant is botanically correct, they are one of the most famous series of childrens prints around."

Still yearning for a wonderful Fairy Godmother, though!...LOL


36 posted on 04/20/2006 6:47:42 AM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: snugs; MEG33; lady; LUV W; Mama_Bear; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; dutchess; Billie; Aquamarine; ...
Below in green is taken from an early article on the Internet found here

If you have not seen the movie Fairy Tale: A Ture Story(1997), do see it. It is a sweet gentle movie that you can see with your grandkids & grandma & not have to worry about language, flesh, or violence.

Here is the Rotten Tomatoes Site on the Movie

I also bought the Sound tract as I thought the music was lovely, soothing, gentle



Now I need to do the “hospital runs & deliver some personal Meals On Wheels to elder family & church folk. Tonight is my Prostate Cancer Support Group, so will be for the most part a lousy hostess (hint, hint)

Across the turbulent Atlantic, as the skies over England and much of Europe grew bright with the flames of the first World War, the people grabbed any means of comfort available so that they would survive the turmoil intact, even if their loved ones didn't. The Spiritualist movement fed the insatiable hunger of those who wanted to believe that there was a means of contacting deceased loved ones in a time of great political and social turmoil. It was in the midst of this unrest that cousins Elsie Wright, age sixteen, and Frances Griffiths, age ten, first picked up a Midg Quarter camera in 1917 and photographed what they insisted were fairies at the bottom of Cottingley glen, Yorkshire, England. Three years later, these photographs would be touted by none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the master detective Sherlock Holmes, as "an epoch-making event -- fairies photographed." Nearly seventy years would pass before that epoch-making event would be exposed as an childish hoax.

In the soon-to-be-released motion picture "Fairy Tale: A True Story," Elsie and Frances are portrayed as younger than they actually were at the time the photos were taken. It also portrays the fairies, which examination of the photographs proves they were not. Frances, who hailed from South Africa, has been sent to live with Elsie's family in Yorkshire, England in 1917 because her father was fighting as a volunteer soldier of the South African contingent. Frances' mother had also moved to England to live temporarily with her sister, which was not mentioned in the film. Elsie's mother, dressed in mourning clothes, refuses to cease mourning for her youngest son -- Elsie's younger brother -- who died from illness. It appears that this younger brother may have been created solely for the film. There is no mention of such a person, or his death, in any of the literature. Nonetheless, the sense of loss is present from the moment the film opens.

The cousins spend a great deal of time playing in the glen, and they take a series of photos which they claim to Elsie's parents depict fairies. Naturally, being children who are prone to engaging in pranks, the adults shrug off the claims, and stuff the plates (Negatives for a Midg camera are glass plates, not the flimsy film to which people today are accustomed.) and photos away where they are all but forgotten for the next three years.

38 posted on 04/20/2006 7:21:11 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: MEG33

Those are really beautiful Meg.. Reminds me of some of the pix in my very old fairy tale books. Wonder what ever became of them? How I wish I had saved them.


39 posted on 04/20/2006 7:22:38 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: ohioWfan; snugs
YOUR PACKAGE ARRIVAL UPDATE:

Snugs the easter "yummy" arrived YESTERDAY!

ohio.. the campaign literature arrived Monday!

We have terrible mail service here..

But I thank you both for your thoughtfulness. ohio, I could have walked to & from your house to get them faster than the mail service provided, based on the postal date! Awful!

Snugs, I am not THAT GOOD of a swimmer.

have a nice day ladies.. I need to get going.. NOW!
40 posted on 04/20/2006 7:26:47 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: MEG33

your pix disappeared????? Fairy dust?

Ha. (guessing you pulled them to "fancy them up"

I am late


41 posted on 04/20/2006 7:31:43 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

This is such a cute and fun Post. I always liked the Cinderella story.


42 posted on 04/20/2006 7:34:49 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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From a private message, I received & responded to.. (will let other hostesses who remain today decide on name change)

.. change the title at FR to "Fairy Tales"? It would probably be more in keeping with the focus of your thread

.. Well, this is where my struggle was. The thread IS NOT about fairy tales it is about famous fairies.

.. There are a lot of famous Fairy Tales that have no fairy -

.. No problem the mentality of avoiding those who think it is NOT about this type of fairy!. As I posted in thread, earlier up, my annoyance comes from the fact that OTHERS will Twist something sweet & lovely into WEIRD.
43 posted on 04/20/2006 7:43:16 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali


Flower Fairy Paintings by Cicily Mary Barker

44 posted on 04/20/2006 7:44:54 AM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: DollyCali

My heart can still be young and gay and no one can take that away from me!..


45 posted on 04/20/2006 7:48:33 AM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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The title has been changed in the heading - I made an *executive decision* - your thread is absolutely beautiful and charming, Dolly, but before I opened it, the same thought crossed my mind about the name, even though I knew you would never post something like that at the Finest.


46 posted on 04/20/2006 7:49:54 AM PDT by Billie
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To: DollyCali

What a great thread! I love anything Disney, so this is a wonderful way to start the morning! lol


47 posted on 04/20/2006 7:50:48 AM PDT by scubachick ((aka Mama_Bear's niece bear-my claim to fame!))
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To: All; scubachick; DollyCali; MEG33; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; Peach; alwaysconservative; MHGinTN; ...
A little fairy dust for all who enter today! :) This is an absolutely charming and beautiful opening post!


48 posted on 04/20/2006 8:23:49 AM PDT by Billie
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Alas! Where O where is he?

49 posted on 04/20/2006 8:36:10 AM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: DollyCali

Dolly, thank you for the ping. What a beautiful idea and what lovely pictures.


50 posted on 04/20/2006 8:41:08 AM PDT by jtill
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