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Posted by pastorg on Thursday, November 28, 2013 12:41 PM

Just wanted to wish everyone on the Astronomy forum a Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope many of you get to enjoy the day with family and friends.

Clear and starry skies!


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Posted by Aratus on Thursday, November 28, 2013 3:16 PM

It isn't part of the UK calendar, but I am happy to wish all my American friends a really good time with their families on this special day.   Being thankful is good thing to be. Drinks


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Posted by Antitax on Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:25 PM

  Be thankful turkeys are not raptors!  Pirate

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Posted by leo731 on Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:54 PM
Oh I don't know. Might be rather more sporting if the object of your hunt might just turn around and hunt you! Thanks Pastorg for the well wishes. We had a wonderful day with family today and the weather was just about perfect. I hope everyone was able to enjoy this day too. L

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Posted by Arunk_gouda on Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:11 PM

SmileHappy Thanks Giving !!! to everyone :-)

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Friday, November 29, 2013 7:55 AM

It's always happy to be giving thanks.  Think of the alternative...

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Posted by stepping beyond on Friday, November 29, 2013 8:23 AM
Hoping everyone had a great day, all I had was pain till 6pm then off I went on the "HUNT" around GRUS WOOHOO !
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Posted by stepping beyond on Friday, November 29, 2013 8:29 AM

That would be quite interesting to see how the world would react. As for the day , it wasn't very good "PAIN " in the legs. The bitter cold had set in them but, after 8 hrs. it let up so I went on a "HUNT" in and around GRUS AWESOME NIGHT though.

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