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Land Dispute

The Collins family owned a small farm in Canada, just yards away from the North Dakota border.

For generations, their land had been the subject of a minor dispute between Canada and the United States. Mrs. Collins, who had just celebrated her ninetieth birthday, lived on the farm with her son and two grandchildren.

One day, her son rushed into her room with a letter in his hand. "Mom, I have some news," he said. "The government has come to an agreement with the people in Washington. They've decided that our land is really part of the United States.

We have the right to approve or disapprove of the agreement. What do you think?"

"What do I think?" his mother replied. "Jump at it! Call them immediately and tell them we accept.
I don't think I could stand another one of those Canadian winters!"


Link: http://www.teluguone.com/comedy/content/land-dispute-joke-34-17339.html

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We are having a  @#$%^&*  Canadian winter right here in NY, and the land is not in dispute:O

T(h)ink, I hope that things are not too bad on your side, and that you are all right.

While Eleanor swept over Europe, we also heard about the bitter cold blizzard hitting your northeast coast.

No, we are fine, thank you, Marianne.  It's about -12 C right now, and might go to -16 C tonight, but it should warm up to above freezing on Monday. :)   The worst part has been the wind. Siberian steppe weather. :D

Oh, T(h)ink, an excellent idea!

Unfortunately, the link does not work - no sound, but I could find another link, and I am enjoying it right now:

Keep warm! :)<3

Here, Eleanor swept the snow away, and we had some heavy rain.

I enjoyed this also Marianne...was somewhat surprised at the photo of Borodin!

Lol, Virginia, me too, and the "slide-show" was extremely slow, but the music is fine.


@ Marianne, rain? What's that?  Oh, yes... I remember now...  that's when the snow comes down in the form of water. :)

Yes, T(h)ink, we had heavy rain (and during storm Eleanor, there have been thunderstorms), as temperatures went up suddenly after chilling temperatures and much snow. But up in the mountains, there's a lot of fresh snow, and the snow limit is dropping again. :):D:D

@ Marianne, well, the worst should be over in a few weeks, and we can look forward to the victory of Frau Sunna against Herrn Winter again.  :) :) :)


Lol, T(h)ink, that reminds me of the parades and shows of the Fête des vignerons, a very important event:


(more details in German):



But only 5 times/century!

No wonder the Swiss are so sober:) :D :D

Lol - T(h)ink, probably not much more sober than our neighbours, as there are so many other local festivals and events taking place every year.


Blood alcohol levels of only .05% are considered the limit in Switzerland.  In most parts of the US, it's .08%.  Cheers!   :)

Lol, T(h)ink - but other countries have even stricter rules or laws - lol - and also on your side, certain states have stricter "limits" than others.

Still, alcohol and drug related accidents still occur too often, even if cell phone and texting have caused an increasing number of accidents (with or without alcohol or drugs).



Well - cheers! :ermm::)


I got it translated...Winegrowers' Party! ima cummin' over, Marianne...next one...

Lol, Virginia; the next one takes place in 2019, from July 18 to August 11.



Well Marianne this is a fine opportunity for me to insert the story of our Pig War, where (what was soon to become) Washington State almost went to war with Canada...Korvo and I already posted this, but it is important don't you agree?  :P

Because, close to where I now live in Washington State, a British/Canadian pig crossed a disputed international border in 1859 to dig up and eat some potatoes, and the irate American farmer shot him! The ensuing kerfuffle lasted twelve years, with British and American soldiers marching and waving their cannon about, bringing in warships, etc...lots of profanity hurled but no shots actually fired, all fueled by lots of, um, spirits!

Finally Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia was called into arbitrate and after a year of his committee pondering in Geneva, they ADMITTED the land really belonged to the USA all the time!!!

Here is a map showing the final resolution of the border, and ANYONE can see that to be fair, if you were to draw a line down the EXACT middle of the Strait of Georgia, it would be just as you see it here, with ALL the San Juan Archipelago OBVIOUSLY going to the USA, don't you agree? :angry:


Virginia, the Americans should have insisted on Fifty-four Forty or fight:D

Virginia Virginia

And O'Tink, you are OBVIOUSLY brilliant, the Americans should have gone after them Brits at 54'40" line!!!

:D :angel: :D

Marianne Virginia

Lol, yes Virginia, I remember that we, resp. you and T(h)ink talked about the pig war not so long ago.


Virginia Virginia

Oh, well then thankfully this very important war is not forgotten, at least not here on SOLVED! ;)  8-)  <3

Marianne Virginia

Indeed, Virginia, I remember your discussions with Korvo, and T(h)ink, which reminded us all of neglected and more or less forgotten details; they are, indeed, very important. By the way, the Pig War was referred to as a confrontation between the United Kingdom and the USA.


Virginia Virginia

Point well taken, Marianne!

Marianne Virginia

Lol, thank you, Virginia. :)<3


You can have that cold weather! NO THANK YOU! But if you have some rain left over? We'll sure take that! LOL. :D :D:D

Marianne Rooster

Lol, Rooster, we had indeed a lot of rain (and much snow in the mountains) with storm Eleanor. But now, it is rather dry again, though there will be some more precipitations within short.

I hope that you will have rain very soon.