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Happy New Year!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tac, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Dear All - since I am at least eight hours ahead of any of you in the PNW, a place we love right well, let me be the first from over here to wish you, one and all, a very

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Safety and success in all your ventures in 2009, and may the Great Spirit guard us all, and bring our boys and girls safe home again.

    tac, mrs tac and ig, the New Year Vulture :D

    PS - next year, like last, on Cannon Beach - I'll drink to that.
     
  2. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Yee haw.... one year closer... to whatever you're looking forward to....
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Happy New Year everyone!!!!
     
  4. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    ... until the coronation!!! :poke:
     
  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Same to all of you! Thank you for being a part of Northwest Firearms :)
     
  6. graydog

    graydog Aloha,Oregon Member

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    Thanks for having us Mr.Link,and happy New Year To All!
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Hopefully we can have many more New Years posts to come!
     
  8. AmerLat4

    AmerLat4 Washington Co, OR Member

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    Cheers!!!:woot:
     
  9. JennyC

    JennyC Portland, Oregon Member

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    Happy New Year All!! :D:D

    Also, Tac... I've been curious, do you have a vulture?

    :)
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    He may have said so once before but the post was probably "deleted". :p

    Happy New Year!!! :D
     
  11. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Mornin', Jenny C - and a very Happy New Year to you from over here.

    My family have had a long and useful association with big birds for many years.

    We either eat them - chicken, turkey and so on - or nurture them - Ringo the griffon vulture and his pal Lemmy are but two in a long line of big ugly birdies.

    The latest and last was Norman, a turkey buzzard [over here where they don't know any better they call them vultures, poor souls].

    Sadly, he died, aged about twelve, while I was away at work in Tokyo at the beginning of last month.

    For the last twenty-something years we have adopted a vulture or similar large and expensive-to-feed raptor, and take great interest in its life and care for as long as it lives, at the Raptor Foundation here in Cambridgeshire, England. The place was the brainchild of a friend of ours, a senior engineering officer in the Royal Air Force who stepped off the wing of a Tornado jet fighter onto a platform that wasn't there, broke his back and ended up paraplegic. He used some of the compensation to set up the foundation about twenty years ago. He has now left to live in the USA, where he teaches disabled people to fly helicopters. His former wife, Liz, is now the boss, and we support her and the foundation with donations and publicity at our railway open days.

    My own personal vulture, ig, is stuffed, but is nevertheless my constant companion, as anyone who has shot with me the USA will vouch for. As well as my mascot, he is my reminder that the best perceived wisdom often comes from somebody who keep his beak shut, so my new year resolution is to ensure that in future I'll follow his example as best as I am able.

    If you care to PM me with an address, I'll send you pics of my few guns [and ig, and his crow pals who are also club members here].

    Like they say, you don't have to be mad, but it sure helps.

    tac
     
  12. shooter

    shooter Ridgefield Member

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    Happy New Year!
    Hope last year was good for you....and this one is even better!

    tac-just curious, how much does a large raptor eat in a day?
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    good morning!!!!:laugh::laugh:
     
  14. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Andrew always has to yell in the morning! :D
     
  15. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Especially on new year's day!!! :wow: