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Old 12-24-2016, 09:28 AM   #1
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Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.
Regardless of your political views may our New commander and chief lead our country to even greater things. May this be the year your dreams come true, and may you and yours experience good heath and happiness.

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Old 12-24-2016, 09:41 AM   #2
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Regardless of your political views let's hope we don't have the start of WWIII this year and we are all around to celebrate Christmas 2017.
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #3
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How US of A centric of you.

Seasons Greetings to those of us inhabiting the rest of the planet
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Old 12-24-2016, 10:25 AM   #4
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No political statements from me, however, I would like to wish everyone here a happy, joyous Christmas and a peaceful New Year. May we never have one mechanical issue on our boats for 2017!
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Merry Christmas to one and all!

Here's to a happy, healthy and personally rewarding 2017 to all Trawlermen!

Thanks, pearlwindham!

Cheers!
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad. However you wish to say it, may your Christmas be a happy day for you and may 2017 bring all you wish for.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:19 PM   #7
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'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.

And labor conditions at the North Pole
were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
released to the wilds by the Humane Society.

And equal employment had made it quite clear
that Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
the ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.
and people had started to call for the cops
when they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.

Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."

And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
and had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
demanding millions in over-due compensation.

So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
who suddenly said she'd enough of this life,
joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.

And as for the gifts, why, he'd never had a notion
that making a choice could cause so much commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.

Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamoured or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.

Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.
No candy or sweets... they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football... someone could get hurt;
besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
and Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

So Santa just stood there, dishevelled, perplexed;
he just could not figure out what to do next.
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
but you've got to be careful with that word today.

His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
nothing fully acceptable was to be found.
Something special was needed, a gift that he might
give to all without angering the left or the right.

A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
each group of people, every religion;
every ethnicity, every hue,
everyone, everywhere... even you.

So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
"May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth."

Peggie
Wishing all of you everywhere the very best in this joyous season and in the coming year!
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:29 PM   #8
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Very nice Peggie.Thank you and Happy Holidays to everyone.
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Regardless of your political views let's hope we don't have the start of WWIII this year and we are all around to celebrate Christmas 2017.
Copy that. Hoping for the best. Not for us old guys, but the younger generations.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Merry Christmas to you all. This year has been tremendous to me, first boat, first experience, first locks crossing, first anchoring and first batch of problems to solve! And I am soooooo happy about all this!
Wish you all a beautiful xmas eve with all your dreams become true, who knows what Santa will bring to you!
Take care and enjoy!
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Happy Holidays to all--And may everyone have a happy and healthy New Year. Let's make 2017 the best boating season ever!!!

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Happy Holidays to all boaters,especially all who contributed informative and entertaining posts through out the past year. May you all have an enjoyable 2017 on the water.
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Regardless of your political views let's hope we don't have the start of WWIII this year and we are all around to celebrate Christmas 2017.
And regardless of your political views, if someone else starts it may we have the weapons, leadership and fortitude to end it.
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Lots of different political views represented on the Forum, and nothing wrong with that. But we do try and keep them to ourselves on the Forum -- precisely because they do run the spectrum. So let's just wish each other Merry Christmas and let it go at that. OK?
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Merry Christmas old salty friends! For me was first years as semi-retired.. a lot of life changes! Wish happiness and abundance for 2017... Big hug for everybody.. salut!
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A very Merry Christmas to all, and our wishes for a safe, healthy, and happy 2017.
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Happy Holidays to all,boaters,especially those who informed and entertained with their posts in the past year. Calm seas and favorable winds in 2017.
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To all my imaginary friends and even any make believe internet foes, Merry Christmas to you one and all.
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Great bobbing in 2017!

Happiness, good health and prosperity for all of you lot!

Merry Christmas!
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Yes, happiness to all!

And not to get too political but the future looks a LOT better than in the past. Enjoy a great boating year with family and friends... in the end that's all we have.
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