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Old 05-03-2010, 06:14 PM   #101
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:16 PM   #102
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Here's a group pic/film of us as we discuss touchy subjects on the forum....



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Old 05-03-2010, 06:29 PM   #104
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Here's a group pic/film of us as we discuss touchy subjects on the forum....
^ "Pay off mortgage!" --- ^ "Invest!"

^ "Rent!" ----------------- ^ "Buy!"

And I'm not touching the political stuff...
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:45 PM   #106
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I can see it now -- a lavishly illustrated calendar entitled "Men of Early Retirement" ($49.99 + postage). Someone could retire nicely on the profits.
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Forget the etchings -- wanna come see my retirement portfolio?
Instead of the body measurements like what's included in girlie calendars, we will have portfolio size, AA, and pension amount?
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #107
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Instead of the body measurements like what's included in girlie calendars, we will have portfolio size, AA, and pension amount?
Maybe we could do a calendar like the Rystone & District Womens Institute in Yorkshire did to raise money for Leukaemia Research.

In their calendar, women in their 50's posed "nude" but had various objects such as plants, watering cans, baked goods etc hiding the naughty bits.

The men could have MF prospectuses, Stock certificates, Financial magazines, Estate Plans etc to hide their embarrassment.



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When the ladies of Rystone did it they hoped to sell enough calendars to raise a few hundred dollars to buy a sofa or 2 at the local hospital and ended up making hundreds of thousands. If you haven't seen the movie that was made in 2003, I highly recommend it Calendar Girls
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we will have portfolio size, AA, and pension amount?
Sounds like baseball's Triple Crown for FIREd folks and those on the Quest for FIRE...
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:46 PM   #109
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Maybe we could do a calendar like the Rystone & District Womens Institute in Yorkshire did to raise money for Leukaemia Research.

In their calendar, women in their 50's posed "nude" but had various objects such as plants, watering cans, baked goods etc hiding the naughty bits.

The men could have MF prospectuses, Stock certificates, Financial magazines, Estate Plans etc to hide their embarrassment.

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When the ladies of Rystone did it they hoped to sell enough calendars to raise a few hundred dollars to buy a sofa or 2 at the local hospital and ended up making hundreds of thousands. If you haven't seen the movie that was made in 2003, I highly recommend it Calendar Girls
We did see that movie and enjoyed it.
Now, talk about hiding embarassment...
Wait! I am still not in.
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Thanks W2R...for showing us how to post photos! Well, here we go...I finally got white sage to grow!
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Maybe we could do a calendar like the Rystone & District Womens Institute in Yorkshire did to raise money for Leukaemia Research.

In their calendar, women in their 50's posed "nude" but had various objects such as plants, watering cans, baked goods etc hiding the naughty bits.

The men could have MF prospectuses, Stock certificates, Financial magazines, Estate Plans etc to hide their embarrassment.



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When the ladies of Rystone did it they hoped to sell enough calendars to raise a few hundred dollars to buy a sofa or 2 at the local hospital and ended up making hundreds of thousands. If you haven't seen the movie that was made in 2003, I highly recommend it Calendar Girls
A really great movie, that.

This is the young wife and me in the hills over Lake Maggiore in Italy (Summer 2007)
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What the heck, here is "the rest of the story"

this one has been in a couple of industry magazines, anyway...
You have a great smile! I seem to remember bumping into you at a party circa 1978. It was either you or Robert Redford. Hard to tell you apart
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OK, I'm a little camera shy and do worry about posting photos on the net, but here goes. This is a picture of me helping with the set up a fund raising event for the animal shelter. We raised about $6000 that night.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:34 PM   #114
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We raised about $6000 that night.
Nice sum of money, but still not as much as the ladies of Rystone did...
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More photos! Antmary, Gumby, and Purron, thanks! There you are. You all look terrific.
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Nice sum of money, but still not as much as the ladies of Rystone did...
The Ladies of the Animal Shelter might do that if we could raise a couple mill for the shelter
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More photos! Antmary, Gumby, and Purron, thanks! There you are. You all look terrific.
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Most have you have seen my mug from meet-up pics, so I'll spare you. But I am impressed at the genuinely happy demeanor of all of us. A few matched my mental image but most were quite different from what I expected.
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I'll donate a pic of me holding a birdie....and make a donation...
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Most have you have seen my mug from meet-up pics, so I'll spare you. But I am impressed at the genuinely happy demeanor of all of us. A few matched my mental image but most were quite different from what I expected.
The happy mood of the thread comes through very strongly. When I got back in this evening after a day out I was several pages behind on the thread and have really enjoyed browsing through and seeing all the photos and comments.

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