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Thanks, Sinclair, for your generously expressed love, and the thoughtful
comments on time rolling on.
We can choose to look up and anticipate good things and joy, rather than
shrivel up and feel scared. Let's all create the energy of upbeat.
Myra in Portland.
At 11:42 AM 12/13/99 -0000, you wrote:
> 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. 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 and 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, Whatever it is, We have a
>gathering of the I wonder if all 250,000 Sinclairs and associated
>peoples were to gather in Caithness if there would be enough I
>definitely know there wouldn't be enough But at least we could huddle
> 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 JR Carpenter, I've called
>your name in forty churches. To all my cousins, my would-be cousins and
>my almost-cousins 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. Sinclair
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