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1914 - 1918

The War To End Wars

11th November, 1918 - Armistice Day


The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month guns fell silent; peace was declared the war the end wars was over.

And here we are over ninety years later, parts of the war are still at war. What a testament.

I'm not particularly religious, but there's a Remembrance Day poem that has always had special meaning to me on this day. Those of my family, including my father and grand-father who between them fought in the world wars, came home, but all too many men and women from other families didn't. And the sentiments have as much meaning for wars since the 'war to end all wars'.

This year, with my father dying a few weeks ago, Remembrance Day is even more poignant to me and makes me even more thoughtful. We buried Dad a week ago yesterday and the British Legion played a large part in the occasion. They carried his coffin and were involved in lowering the coffin into the ground (it's a Scottish thing). And finally and most poignantly, at the very end after the Minister had done his bit they performed a Poppy Ceremony whereby several of them drop poppy petals down onto the coffin. It was extremely fitting, not only because of the time of year, but also because Mother and I decided on close family flowers only and asked anyone who cared to do so to donate to PoppyScotland. Father hated fuss and ceremony, but he would have approved in this.

Thus I am sharing this with you today, in the hope that we can all remember those who fought and died for us all in whatever war it was.

I'm only quoting the first and last few lines, as it is these that mean the most on this day. The poem is by Helen Steiner Rice and is copied from a book called Lovingly

They served and fought and died
So that we might be safe and free,
Grant them, O Lord, Eternal peace
And give them 'the victory'!
And in these days of unrest,
Filled with grave uncertainty
Let's not forget the price they paid
To keep our country free...
And so, on this Remembrance Day,
We offer up a prayer -
May the people of all Nations
Be united in thy care . . .

The final few lines are also meaningful.

And grant us heavenly guidance
As war threatens us again
For, more than guided missiles
All the world need guided men.



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LiveJournal has released a new 'feature'.

It's a a 'Like' button (as per FaceBook and Twitter) - for posts only, not comments.

However, it appears that it only works on the new style - which means that I for one won't be able to use it (even if I had intended to).

I assume, therefore, it means that if someone who uses the new style and thus sees this little button uses it on a post of mine that I won't be able to see the 'Like'. And, of course, it will apply to anyone else who doesn't use the new style. Having said that, apparently paid account users can view their feedback statistics, so maybe those of use who do not use the new style will be able to see if anyone has 'Liked' a post we make - which seems a somewhat long-winded way of doing things, but there you go.

For more information and/or to comment as to whether you like this feature or not go here.

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The prompt list for the current older_not_dead has now been posted.

This is open to both writers and artists. Posting begins on 1st November and continues for the entire month of November.

If you'd like to pimp this on your LJ or any comm you think may be interested, please do so.

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older_not_dead, the multi-fandom, multi-pairing (slash or het), 'love for the over 40s', Promptathon Community is now taking prompts for its twenty-sixth Promptathon. As with our previous challenges both stories and artwork (icons, banners, etc.) are permitted.

It's a Community that's a mixture of the usual challenge promptathons/ficathons/commentathons/storyathons - with one exception.

The exception is that each half of the pairing, in the stories/artwork, has to be aged forty or older. It doesn't mean that they have to be forty in the television series, film, book, whatever, just that in the story/artwork they both have to be over forty.

Both slash and het pairings from any and all fandoms will be welcome.

The theme for Promptathon 26 is:

SECRETS


Big or small - everyone has them. A secret from the past. A secret passion. A secret job. A secret form of communication. A good secret. A bad secret. Also, what happens if a secret is revealed?



Prompts (as many as you wish) may be submitted from now until 28th October and the actual promptathon will begin on 1st November and run throughout the entire month of November.

Full details can be found here. Please post any prompts on the older_not_dead community and not here.

And please remember despite the name being an NCIS term the community is NOT an NCIS specific one, it is open to all fandoms and all pairings.

Please feel free to pimp this on your own LJ or in communities if you wish to do so.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATIE

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNIE


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEKI


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Snaggled from spikesgirl58



The Deer: You are a shy type of sorts. You'd rather be home, reading, watching TV, or even sleeping on your days off. You let very few people into your life, but you are best friends to those you do let in. You're often private & reserved, and you're the listener in the conversations that you have.

Your comfort zone lies in the hands of just a couple people, and that's okay. Trust is a big thing to give out, but don't be shrewd to the people that want into your life.


I can't argue with this. *Nods*

Find your spirit animal

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Snaggled from spikesgirl58

WHAT CAREER ARE YOU MEANT FOR?



You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.


*Nods* I do like this result *g*

Find out what career you are meant for

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHARLIE


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMI


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RONNIE


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older_not_dead, the multi-fandom, multi-pairing (slash or het), 'love for the over 40s', Promptathon Community is now taking prompts for its twenty-fifth Promptathon. As with our previous challenges both stories and artwork (icons, banners, etc.) are permitted.

It's a Community that's a mixture of the usual challenge promptathons/ficathons/commentathons/storyathons - with one exception.

The exception is that each half of the pairing, in the stories/artwork, has to be aged forty or older. It doesn't mean that they have to be forty in the television series, film, book, whatever, just that in the story/artwork they both have to be over forty.

Both slash and het pairings from any and all fandoms will be welcome.

The theme for Promptathon 25 is:

NATURE


This can relate to animals, plants, the sky, water, etc. - basically anything in the natural world.

It can also relate to an aspect of a person's character e.g. 'it was in his nature to help other people.'



Prompts (as many as you wish) may be submitted from now until 28th July and the actual promptathon will begin on 1st August and run throughout the entire month of August.

Full details can be found here. Please post any prompts on the older_not_dead community and not here.

And please remember despite the name being an NCIS term the community is NOT an NCIS specific one, it is open to all fandoms and all pairings.

Please feel free to pimp this on your own LJ or in communities if you wish to do so.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VYSILA


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