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Feb 08, 2014 21:06 |  #8746

When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate. When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, “Ah, yes, that’s Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, being played backwards.” He listened a while longer, and said, “There’s the Eighth Symphony, and it’s backwards, too. Most puzzling.” So the magistrate kept listening; “There’s the Seventh... the Sixth... the Fifth...” Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, “My fellow citizens, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s just Beethoven decomposing.”


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Feb 08, 2014 21:10 |  #8747

Jill-of-all-Trades wrote in post #16674897 (external link)
When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate. When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, “Ah, yes, that’s Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, being played backwards.” He listened a while longer, and said, “There’s the Eighth Symphony, and it’s backwards, too. Most puzzling.” So the magistrate kept listening; “There’s the Seventh... the Sixth... the Fifth...” Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, “My fellow citizens, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s just Beethoven decomposing.”


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Feb 08, 2014 21:51 as a reply to  @ Patrick_E's post |  #8748

Adorable


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Feb 09, 2014 04:47 |  #8749

karobinson wrote in post #16674960 (external link)
Adorable

I agree! I suspect the great man would have loved it! :D


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Feb 09, 2014 05:43 |  #8750

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Aww... what's wrong with Michigan?? It's soooo close to Canada that the awesomeness just oozes over the border! And there's so much of this absolutely, gorgeous, wonderful, lovely snow.

(Well, Michiganders do talk pretty funny...)

Melody, I'm sure a lot of Windsor, Ontario's awesomeness oozes the 30 or so miles (50 kilometers) north to my house, but I'm a marathon runner and I've had to curtail my outdoor training so much this year that I'll probably have to drastically reduce my spring schedule.

Michigan does have a lot to offer in the way of attractions and natural beauty, but we came only because of my job and when I retire in a couple of years, we won't have any compelling reason to remain.


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Feb 09, 2014 08:41 |  #8751

30 miles north? Marysville? Memphis?

I work in Sarnia.


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Feb 09, 2014 12:38 |  #8752

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30 miles north? Marysville? Memphis?

I work in Sarnia.

Nope. Through the tunnel or over the bridge then straight up I-75 out of Detroit.


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Feb 09, 2014 13:30 |  #8753

Flint.


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Feb 09, 2014 15:36 |  #8754

Grew up in Michigan, just north of Detroit. We used to go across the bridge to the bars in Windsor because we could get served at 19. I hate the tunnel, it was always just a little too wet for my nerves.



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Feb 09, 2014 15:55 |  #8755

I haven't crossed the border at Detroit/Windsor in at least 14 years, and only took the tunnel then. I cross at Sarnia/Port Huron or take the ferry at Sombra/Marine City.


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Feb 10, 2014 11:25 |  #8756

Jill-of-all-Trades wrote in post #16676564 (external link)
I haven't crossed the border at Detroit/Windsor in at least 14 years, and only took the tunnel then. I cross at Sarnia/Port Huron or take the ferry at Sombra/Marine City.

No, not Flint, though I did go to school there. I'm in Oakland County.

I cross at Port Huron or take the ferry when we visit friends in Grand Bend.


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Feb 10, 2014 20:35 |  #8757

Grand Bend.... the place to avoid in nice weather. Lots of nice stuff there, but the traffic is unreal.


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Feb 11, 2014 01:24 |  #8758

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Grand Bend.... the place to avoid in nice weather. Lots of nice stuff there, but the traffic is unreal.

True. There's always something going on at the Pinery during the summer months in addition to all the folks in town.


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Feb 11, 2014 16:55 as a reply to  @ runninmann's post |  #8759

Hmm...45 years old, today.
Don't feel any different than yesterday...

Think I might even get through the day without crying :D


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Feb 11, 2014 17:41 |  #8760

Well Happy Birthday!!

Crying on birthdays is no fun (aside from tears of joy). I'm sure hoping that I won't have any tears this year, or a trip to the ER.


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