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We begin the Millenium or do we?
We begin the Millenium of what?
For Sinclairs, since Rollo, we're 1019 years.
For our Chief, if 25 years is a generation, it's a half
Millenium or if we count the Norse Titles, Millenium plus
50 years.
On the Julian Calendar, the 1st Jan is December 19th, 1999.
It's somewhere in the 1400's for Moslems.
Somewhere in the 5700 for the Jews.
It's 208 for the French Republican Calendar.
It's somewhere in the 7000's for the Chinese (does this mean that
the Chinese had to do without Jewish food for 1300 years?) and
heaven knows what it is for the Japanese.
And once every thousand years we have the same agreement,
does the Millenium start on Jan 1st 2000 or Jan 1st 2001.
When you start counting you start from "one" not "zero".
We call the decades "tens" "twenties" "thirties" etc. and we call
for example, "The nineteen tens" talking about 1910-20...
so what do we call 2000-2010????
I see a lot of people are talking about their favourite whiskeys.
At risk of being traitor to the cause, my favourite is Glenndronough,
15 year old Sherry finish from Gordon country.  Whatever it is,
January 1st 2000 is approaching us.  We have a gathering of the
Clan coming.  I wonder if all 250,000 Sinclairs and associated
peoples were to gather in Caithness if there would be enough
toilets for all of us.  I definitely know there wouldn't be enough
Glenndronough for all of us.  But at least we could huddle
together for warmth.  Whatever it is, Let's make our next year
the year that makes our name shine.
Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Happy New Year, Bonne Anniversaire
and all the neccessary greetings to Annie in Australia, Laurel in Oregon,
Lynn in Delaware, Niven in Fulham, Ken in somewhere, Rory in
Canada, Brad in America, Mel in North Carolina, John in Texas,
Alexander in Mexico and all of the lovely Sinclairs who have lightened
my year.  JR Carpenter, I've called your name in forty churches.
To all my cousins, my would-be cousins and my almost-cousins
around the world, I would embrace all of you if I could but instead I'll
shut my mouth and leave you all in peace until next year.