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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
« on: Wednesday 22 December 21 13:26 GMT (UK) »
Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all the Restorers, Rootschatters, Trystan, Sarah and the moderators without whom this wonderful playground wouldn't be possible  ) Long may it continue.
Also fondly remembering those members who are no longer with us.
I hope you all enjoy the festive season with Family and friends. If you are travelling, take care and stay safe.
Carol :-*
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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 December 21 19:37 GMT (UK) »
Happy Christmas everyone ....

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 December 21 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Yes ,many thanks to the “  technicians” behind the scenes ,all the laughs
Musicman and others have given us ,  kind thoughts to those who will be missing someone dear to them this year for the first Christmas without them.
Thinking of those alone ,especially if they find that hard.
Thanks to all the hard workers who unselfishly have kept things ticking over.
Those homeless, those in abusive situations, and people all over the world in
areas of famine and conflict .
Thanks for our own relatively good situations ,there is always , sadly,someone much worse off .
Take care everyone and let’s hope next year is better ,meanwhile  many thanks for RootChat and the contributors.

Laughs, advice ,friendship ,all free .
Many many thanks .
Viktoria.


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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 December 21 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Merry Christmas to all, and a special thanks to the all the folk on this forum who are so generous with their time, and ready to help with their restoration skills.
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 December 21 03:04 GMT (UK) »
Wishing a happy, peaceful Christmas and new year to all at Rootschat

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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 December 21 07:23 GMT (UK) »
Disclaimer: The child in the image below did not actually drink alcohol… until a few years later. :D
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 December 21 09:27 GMT (UK) »
Love it Peter  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 December 21 12:01 GMT (UK) »
I only joined RootsChat this year but have been amazed at how helpful, interested and interesting everyone is. Happy Christmas to all!

(My mum, clearly still a believer, in the late 40s.)
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 December 21 13:08 GMT (UK) »
Nearly 70 years ago (Christmas 1952) I was living with my parents at RAF Eastleigh in Nairobi where dad was the Station Clerk of Works. He had a staff of some 400 native workers , many of whom lived in a labour camp situated just outside the the RAF station. He had noted the previous Christmas how little involvement his labour force and their families had in the Christmas celebrations and so he organised a Christmas Party for them. Scrounging money from all and sundry for gifts etc for the Bibis (wives) and old toys (which were repaired in the station workshops) for the children a splendid time was had one sunny afternoon just before Christmas. There were races and games for the children and sports events for the men and  Tribal Dancing for the men of the various tribes living in the camp.
Teas were provided and the children were supplied with ice creams. And the crowning activity for the children was the arrival of Santa (an RAF officer) in a car disguised as a sleigh.
The evening was finished off (sunset 6pm all the year round) with a film show in the "Village Hall", the centre of all the social activities, provided by the techies from the main camp cinema.
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