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02-26-2018 09:42 PM

Hi Guys Alistair here from Scotland still going albeit with very limited energy.The morphine is doing no good with my hobby life. Bronwen cannot walk much now it has been very sad to watch the love of my life go downhill so quickly over the last decade she is now 70 and I am her toyboy she says at 67 in a few months MAY. anyway I don’t write much eyesight is not great but usable and I am getting quite deaf, apart from that I am doing fabulously well lol. It is nice to look you guys up and I will try harder to be a good boy and write more often as I miss all my friends here God bless all of you Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 02-26-2018 09:45 PM

Thanks for checking in Alistair and make hay when you can.

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#2 posted 02-26-2018 09:47 PM

Sorry about the health issues, Alistair… we are certainly all getting older. It’s great to hear from you, though!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-26-2018 09:49 PM

Hang in there Alistair. Remember that we have trump as a so called president.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 02-26-2018 09:54 PM

Never give up Alistair. Sounds like prayers in in order for you you both. Keep checking in when you are able.
God Bless…

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 02-26-2018 09:57 PM

hello Alistair glad to hear you still going strong in the health department …... :(
but do hope you and Bronwen still would like to be able to dance with us a decade from now :)
wish you the best from Ærø

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#6 posted 02-26-2018 10:09 PM

Alistair, good to hear from you once again. Sorry to hear about your travails, keep up the good fight and check in more often.

And look, a posting from Dennis! Good fortune is smiling on you. :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 02-26-2018 10:12 PM

My prayers go with you. We are here to support our fellow lj’s. I don’t know what your favorite drink is, but maybe you are not drinking enough single malt.

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#8 posted 02-26-2018 11:27 PM

Hi Alistair, sorry to hear about the health issues, but it’s good to hear that you still have Bronwen, the love of your life.
I hope that you both keep that love as the focus of each day. Blessings to both of you.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 02-27-2018 10:33 AM

I do think of you from time to time, Alistair. You’re not so old, you know. Dad (Aged P) is 92.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 02-27-2018 01:43 PM

Hi Alistair, I am a new member here and wishing you well for the coming Spring and summer.
I have been to Holy Loch many times with the US Navy and really enjoyed visiting your country.
best wishes, fair winds and following seas for you and your family.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#11 posted 02-27-2018 02:08 PM

It’s good to see you here. Best wishes to you and Bronwen.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#12 posted 02-27-2018 03:10 PM

Wonderful to hear from you, Alistair! We are all slowing down a bit but still moving forward.

Still Bronwen’s ToyBoy, eh? You lucky dog!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 02-27-2018 03:15 PM

Hello my friend ! Good to hear from you. News could have been better, but age shits on us all, I just keep trying to remember that the alternative sucks….I wouldn’t be able to play with my lathe or experiment with new techniques from an urn on someone’s mantle. So on I go. I don’t give a rat’s ass if anyone likes my work anymore, or comments on here, I am having more fun now reading how seriously some of us are still taking ourselves. It is also good to see so many new younger lumberjocks popping up from time to time. Goodony’a Alistair ! Hope to see you post some work in the future . We all still have something to share and I for one, like the opportunity to see new directions. At 74 I could care less wether we have a crazy shithouse rat in the Whitehouse oval office or not (actually I find the nonsense emanating from there enjoyable and a laugh or two is good for the spirit) The next generation of Lumberjocks coming up are bringing new techniques and directions and it is uplifting to see their work …... Goodon’ya my friend !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#14 posted 02-27-2018 03:39 PM

Just keep on plugging along, Alistair. As others have mentioned, we are all getting older, so we are in your corner. Take care, summer is coming soon, get out and smell the roses….

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 02-27-2018 04:43 PM

Alistair, all we can do is hang in there as many of us are all in the same boat to some extent and we are in your corner!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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