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All,

Just got the plaque in Richardson TX.  Due to some net issues it just missed the whirl wind tour.

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I will make sure I get some nice photos.

Jim


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So that's where it is!  I was wondering if Mr. Patton had absconded to Canada with it or something.  wink.gif



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Oh do I have a long and tragic tale of woe to tell about my experiences with "the plaque" but the events are still unfolding and I want to tell the tale in its entirty.

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If you mean us getting everything together? It was a comedy of errors. The Internet gods weren't with us during that time and my moving around constantly made matters worse.

Jim

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James we will be waiting with baited breath

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A story I'm sure we'll all enjoy.

So I was wondering, how does one bait breath.  Must come from living too close to an ocean or something.

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Luckey wrote:


So I was wondering, how does one bait breath. 



yes an unusual expression, 

worms on the tongue??



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I'm not sure what you guys fish for but chocolate mints work well for what I want going for my mouth...

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Ok. The Grammer Police has issued a citation.

My wife (Captain of the local station) has issued the following citation -

It is bated not baited and in this case it means panting coming from it's old meaning of a falcon flapping it's wings in anticapation.

Court date is to be set no later than 30 days from now. Failure will result in a fine. All guilty can also just plea no contest and pay the fine.

Fine: 1 dozen home made Toll House cookies without nuts

Jim (fellow felon)

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Guilty your honor.  I throw myself on the mercy of the court.  Besides, George started it. biggrin  Otherwise, the fine is in the mail. furious

Seriously, I appreciate the correction on two levels.  First, I also encourage correct grammar and verbiage, and second, I am known as the king of useless information, so this is right up my ally - not that it's useless, just that not many people know that tidbit of information. 

Thank you Mrs. Drac, wherever you are. 

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Mrs. Drac (Amy) says thank you and ally is alleydisbelief.gif

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There is always an exception. What about the cat who ate cheese and waited by a mousehole with baited breath?

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Drac wrote:

If you mean us getting everything together? It was a comedy of errors. The Internet gods weren't with us during that time and my moving around constantly made matters worse.

Jim




 That was the least of my problems!



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Drac wrote:

Ok. The Grammer Police has issued a citation.

My wife (Captain of the local station) has issued the following citation -

It is bated not baited and in this case it means panting coming from it's old meaning of a falcon flapping it's wings in anticapation.


And here I was waiting for someone to suggest eating anchovies!  confuse

 



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Trust me all, I am multi-life offender. She was looking over my shoulder on these posts.

James, I really hope nothing horrible was behind those comments. If there was you should have let me know while we were corresponding. Trust me the plaque travels aren't that important.

Jim

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Drac wrote:

Mrs. Drac (Amy) says thank you and ally is alleydisbelief.gif



censored.giffrustrated.gif

 



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I know it's been a while on the post but the plaque has been to a couple places.  Here it is with some of my "crew" at the base with the Sea Bees.  Just a few of them is all I could get to pose with minimum amount of eye rolling.

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Here's my direct report or the LPO (leading petty officer).  Very inspiring yes?

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I will get a few more traveling shots hopefully before it time to send it on.

Jim

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they should be honored to hold it biggrin, just kidding it is an honor to have them hold it. Please pass on our thanks

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What Knockdow said.  Great pics Drac, thanks.

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Jim,
 A salute to your comrades from an old vetran, and also a thanks for yours and their service to this country 

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Very cool.
I would like to throw an "All The Way" to the Sea Bees. My granddad was one in WW2, very gutsy bunch!!

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Hi all,

Went to the North Texas Irish Festival today and since David got pulled away from the fun I decided to stage an invasion.  So Clan Lamont invaded each Clan's tent today.  Actually each of the tents was nice enough to pose with the plaque.

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Most were more than happy to help out with the "invasion."  Some were confused.  The rest indulgent.

Let me say the older gentleman from Clan Irwin was truly impressive to meet.  One of the most decorated persons I have met.  Two awards with Valor, one of which was a Bronze Star.

Here's a shot of "Clan" Drouillard as was requested by one of Amy's co-workers.  I just picked up the new cover so it's not a god match with the rest of the outfit and I need a brown sporran to go with the rest of this "military" modern look.  The shirt, belt and boots are from my Sea Bee uniform.  Amy thinks a Weathered Lamont would also be a good choice here.  The lady next to me is of course my wife Amy in her new Sport Kilt I got here for Valentines day and some new boots she just got to wear with it.  Dog is an Irish wolfhound from the rescue society (one of about a dozen) who were at the festival.

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Great idea, I had never thought about sharing with other clans.



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What?...No Campbells? ;P
Great pics Jim!
And as said before, great idea sharing with other clans!!

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Well done Jim.  Very decent of the other clans to allow your invasion. 

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I was wondering where the Campbells where, A few of us do have some Campbell blood in us, I figure most of the Scot's do. 

I'm afraid there are some here who just can't bring themselves to admit the truth.

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From what I was reading the Campbells took over a lot of the hereditary lands of quite a quite of the losing sides in a few battles. I would guess it would be difficult, especially for Lamonts who lost a couple major battles, a lot of land and ended up surrounded by Campbell lands, to not have some connection.

I started the whole idea as a raid on the Campbell tent but they were a no show.

It was very kind of the other Clans to help out. The Cunninghams are even going to put the pic in their news letter.

Jim

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Greetings All,
Last week I served on jury duty and one of my fellow jurors is a Campbell of Argyle. It supprised me to find out she knew of Lamont's, had visited the "Homeland" and cannot wait to return. Hadn't heard of the gathering this past July but thought it would have been cool to be there. She is working her lineage, and has traced it back to the 1700's so far. Anyway, she ended up being an Alternate so I could not get her email or address to keep in tough, I think it would have been nice to see how far back she gets.

Drac
Cool pictures...I'm guessing that the pillage, and plundering...OH! wrong era. Looks as though you and Amy had a lot of fun but your idea is a grand one.


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Jim, when were you at the NTIF?  Steve and I were down there at Fair Park on Saturday from about 5 - 9:00 PM.  (Had to see the Barra MacNeils!)  Sorry we missed you.  We still know some of those other clan folks pictured above from when we used to work the CLSNA tent back in the 1990s. 

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