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66231Re: [bbshop] It was a good day when you gave us Barbershop

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  • Don Craig
    Jul 1, 2006
      That's all well and good, but what have you done for us lately????? Sorry I won't be over this fall to share a wee dram with you. Hopefully you were going to buy. Don Craig - Calgary

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      From: WALTER DODS <walterdods@...>
      Date: Saturday, July 1, 2006 3:59 am
      Subject: [bbshop] It was a good day when you gave us Barbershop

      > Hi Guys and Gals
      >
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      > I was thinking quite recently that it was a good day when you gave
      > us Barbershop. And personally I wish to thank you from the bottom
      > of my heart and from the bottom of all Scottish Barbershoppers
      > (both Male & Female).
      >
      > If not for Barbershop, we would not have a Scottish Gathering
      > called Harmony Junction, were we ring chords, meet old and make
      > new friends and have a few wee drams as well.
      >
      >
      > But, I can hear you cry what have the Scots ever given us????
      >
      > Well, there is always the following:
      >
      >
      > John Paul Jones, Founder of the US Navy
      > Andrew Carnegie, The Richest Man in the World
      > Washington Irving, author of "Rip Van Winkle".
      > Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America 1912-
      > 1921. Grandson of a Scottish Presbyterian minister.
      > General Winfield Scott, Commanded American forces during the
      > American/Mexican war of 1846-48. His grandfather fought at Battle
      > of Culloden.
      > John McLaren, A Scot from Bannockburn, created the Garden of the
      > Golden Gate, San Francisco.
      > John MacIntosh, A Scot who developed the MacIntosh "apple", the
      > edible one. Further to this, (computers have named a range of
      > products after him) MacIntosh's father came from Inverness.
      >
      > The majority of the signatories of the declaration of independence
      > were in fact Scottish
      >
      > And the talking about the Declaration of Independence, it was in
      > fact based upon the Declaration of Arbroath (1320).
      >
      > And for all you Baseball fans out there, who can forget that we
      > gave you Bobby Thomson whose home run for the Brooklyn Dodgers in
      > 1955 (the year of my birth) became known as "the Shot Heard 'Round
      > the World". Bobby Thomson was born in Greenock.
      >
      > But, we do apologise for giving you:
      >
      > Albert Pike - known for his leadership in the late 1800's of
      > Scottish Rite Masonry and founder of the Ku Klux Klan.
      >
      > But, if you have been touched, amused or anything by this email
      > and if you would like to give something back to Scotland.
      >
      > Well, you can
      >
      > I collect Barbershop Pins and if your chapter has a pin and you
      > would be so kind as to send me one to add to my collection. You
      > can do so by sending them to me at Walter Dods, 3/2 St Clair
      > Place, Edinburgh, Scotland UK EH6 8JZ.
      >
      > If you are planning a trip to Scotland or the UK and you want to
      > be put in touch with a local Barbershop chorus or you would like
      > me to send you some tourist information do feel free to drop me an
      > email.
      > In a future email I will explain how we gave you red-necks but
      > that is for an other day.
      >
      > Walter Dods
      > Lead
      > The Rolling Hills Chorus
      > Edinburgh
      > Las Vegas bound, via Dallas then onto Maryland
      >
      > Barbershop Pin Collector
      > Scotland
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      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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