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Happy New Year

Many people posted new year greetings to the Sinclair discussion list. I've selected two of them as representative and put them here. —jsq
From: Niven Sinclair <>
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2000 12:11:47 GMT

At the dawn of a new Century and at the beginning of a new Millennium, I can find no better words of guidance than those of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:

``The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope.''
To do this we have to protect the sanctity of our planet. This was the message which Earl William Sinclair had chiselled out in stone when he built [Rosslyn Chapel] Rosslyn Chapel. He wanted us to realise that God and Nature was One. That every leaf was a word of God. That there had been far too much talk about the Father on high and far too little thought given to Mother Earth from which all abundance flows. Let us remember this when the Clan gathers at Rosslyn Chapel later this year.
From: "Neil Sinclair/Peggy Rintoul"
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 12:58:23 -0500

Aye Yours Aye - Happy New Year !!!

Yes Dave, this is an important time to say hello in the firm understanding that the Sinclair list and connections will continue into the next year, century and beyond. We have over a thousand years of collective inheritance of a proud heritage!

What an extraordinary gift and opportunity we have at the end of the century, to share ideas around the globe, to mutually share our family culture and heritage in a positive way. To learn from one another. Some 'thank yous' are important and appropriate as the clock turns over to the next century.

To John Quarterman for maintaining the list and for his vision and leadership in collection and disemination of knowledge and education. To those many individuals that have added their web sites, pictures, information and links to our collective knowledge and like Karen have published in electronic format. To those like Ken that added (for all of us) their hobbies such as collecting place names and others who link sites of interest.

I also thank individuals that shared their passions for us. Laurel on so much history, Darwin on archeology and science, and of course Rory and Rob for their passion on music that connects us all. I thank Jean, Wanda on genealogy with you many others that show that relations, families and lives lived and loved still matter.

Then, Niven, & Ian, who bring their perspectives on values and in preservation of the core of those values of heritage, cultures and place and then share their beliefs with such integrity. Then what an event it was to share greetings from the hereditary clan chief on Thanksgiving. Thank you Malcolm! Those of Great Britain, you all educate, preserve and pass on all those values which are noble that have gone on before and must be passed on.

Then to the friendships I have made goes the biggest 'thank yous'. Toni, Karen, Juli and Rebecca have made a difference in their world and to mine and that of my children. I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I seek to enhance the relationships in times to come. Then the Argyll group with a proud shared heritage, from Don "down under" to those in our backyards, we salute you all. And last to my relations and lost immediate cousins that have made themselves known, Jim, Kevin, met us through this list and joined us. These relationships will continue.

Finally again I thank you John once again for the development of the enabling technologies. The articulation of myself is no doubt repeated a hundredfold by many others on this list. The "gaps and girps" of technology we can get around, even though 500 messages come in error. Who cares, the issue cleared in a minute while the sharing is becoming far more important.

To each of our cousins and friends on the list, I wish you a meaningful New Year and may you all in your own ways continue to "Commit thy work to God".

Neil Sinclair Peggy Rintoul
Toronto/PEI/& Forever Argyll

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