Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from PSF

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  1. Rockbass

    Rockbass Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Peace to all.

  2. Alan Dye

    Alan Dye Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Merry Christmas all, and particularly to our admin and mods.
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  3. Sodafixer

    Sodafixer Member

    Dec 19, 2013
    Merry Christmas everyone
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  4. zacROK

    zacROK Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Merry Christmas.
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  5. Deimitori

    Deimitori Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Merry Christmas dear pipe smokers! I wish you all the best!
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  6. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    My shift is over in about an hour. Woo Hoo! I work in a adolescent crisis unit that was newly opened on 12/02/13. We had five clients, but four are at home with their families. The remaining young man (15 years old) has apparently been abandonded by his family, so he is spending his Christmas holiday with us. His own family has abandoned him, but we'll be damned if we will. So, we all chipped in and got him a bag of goodies and placed it under the tree in the common room. Just little stuff, but his family did list "Christian" under faith - and no Christian should have to spend Christmas alone and with nothing under the tree. The rules specify that we cannot give personal gifts to the clients, but this is Christmas and it was a group effort so (technically... I guess) it's not "personal" and in this case I think the rules of human decency trump some arbitrary set of agency rules.

    So, I'm gonna go home. I'm gonna spend Christmas morning with my family. I'm gonna enjoy a meerschaum Cutty full of PS LTF. I'm gonna have a nice mug of Yuban and a big peice of monkey bread. I'm gonna open my presents, and have the joy of watching my family open theirs. I'm gonna think of you all here at PSF, and wish you a merry Christmas. Then I'm going to count my blessings, and go to bed. Merry Christmas, y'all!
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2013
  7. Smokey Tom

    Smokey Tom Active Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    Merry Christmas, PSF!! I went through great pains to have this sweater and vest made, I hope you like them!
  8. County Mountie

    County Mountie Active Member

    Sep 12, 2012
    Merry Christmas to all

    Peace in Earth, goodwill to men
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  9. Russell Hartman

    Russell Hartman Stay Silver

    Apr 24, 2011
    To each and everyone here at PSF--Merry Christmas and a HAP--HAP--HAPPY new year. May all of you receive many blessings.
    I would also like to take the time to thank Woody and all the Mods. who make this wonderful place possible. :toast:
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  10. Wildcat

    Wildcat Active Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Merry Christmas to all!
    Glory to God in the highest and on Earth peace to people of good will!
  11. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    Merry Christmas all! :)
  12. WalkinStick

    WalkinStick Your Huckleberry

    Feb 11, 2013
    It gives me great pains just looking at them.
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  13. SteveH

    SteveH Active Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Christmas, by John Betjeman

    The bells of waiting Advent ring,
    The Tortoise stove is lit again
    And lamp-oil light across the night
    Has caught the streaks of winter rain
    In many a stained-glass window sheen
    From Crimson Lake to Hookers Green.

    The holly in the windy hedge
    And round the Manor House the yew
    Will soon be stripped to deck the ledge,
    The altar, font and arch and pew,
    So that the villagers can say
    'The church looks nice' on Christmas Day.

    Provincial Public Houses blaze,
    And Corporation tramcars clang,
    On lighted tenements I gaze,
    Where paper decorations hang,
    And bunting in the red Town Hall
    Says 'Merry Christmas to you all'.

    And London shops on Christmas Eve
    Are strung with silver bells and flowers
    As hurrying clerks the City leave
    To pigeon-haunted classic towers,
    And marbled clouds go scudding by
    The many-steepled London sky.

    And girls in slacks remember Dad,
    And oafish louts remember Mum,
    And sleepless children's hearts are glad,
    And Christmas-morning bells say 'Come!'
    Even to shining ones who dwell
    Safe in the Dorchester Hotel.

    And is it true? And is it true,
    This most tremendous tale of all,
    Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
    A Baby in an ox's stall ?
    The Maker of the stars and sea
    Become a Child on earth for me ?

    And is it true ? For if it is,
    No loving fingers tying strings
    Around those tissued fripperies,
    The sweet and silly Christmas things,
    Bath salts and inexpensive scent
    And hideous tie so kindly meant,

    No love that in a family dwells,
    No carolling in frosty air,
    Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
    Can with this single Truth compare -
    That God was man in Palestine
    And lives today in Bread and Wine.

    From the Wakefield Second Shepherds' Pageant, 15th Century

    3rd Shepherd Hail, darling dear, full of Godhead!
    I pray thee be near when that I have need.
    Hail, sweet is thy cheer! My heart would bleed
    To see thee sit here in so poor weed,
    With no pennies.
    Hail! Put forth thy dall! [hand]
    I bring thee but a ball:
    Have and play thee withal,
    And go to the tennis.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2013
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  14. porshcigar

    porshcigar Guest

    Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year, to all pipe smokers.
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  15. Longshanks

    Longshanks Member

    Dec 21, 2012
    Yes! Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
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  16. Iain

    Iain Active Member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Merry Christmas Pipe Smokers everywhere, but especially at PSF! :bing:
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  17. psquared

    psquared DGErwin, my horse would like a word with you...

    Feb 20, 2012
    Merry Christmas Woody.

    That would be me...:bag:
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  18. Basil Meadows

    Basil Meadows Active Member

    Apr 1, 2012
    Merry Christmas Woody, and to everyone else! From my family here.. to my friends .. HERE!
  19. Jussto

    Jussto Active Member

    May 5, 2011
    This forum, and everyone that makes it happen, whether by administrating, moderating, participating, or simply loitering, brings me joy all year, and especially today! Thank you all and Merry Christmas!
  20. tradewater

    tradewater New Member

    Nov 10, 2013
    Happy and healthy holiday wishes to all.
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