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pete dashwood (12-24-18, 10:06 AM)
It has been "usual" over the years to exchange holiday pleasantries
around this time with other users of this forum.

I see this year that no-one has offered, and I think it reflects the
fact that most of the regulars are getting older, there is less
enthusiasm, and maybe the decline of COBOL has led to a degree of
moribundance in the group.

I'm sitting closer to the dateline than most of you, and as I write
this, Xmas will be upon us in around 3 hours.

I plan to close my notebook for a few days and enjoy things like turkey
and good company and good booze instead of the never ending battle with
computer code, which, while satisfying, is not the only thing in life...

I sincerely hope that all of you will find some of the peace and
goodwill that is so fragile and forsaken as we look around, and,
whatever your religious beliefs or lack of them, perhaps you will find
some serenity and joy over the holidays.

To kick things off in the right direction... (A smile is always a good
start on the path to enlightenment...) here's a Xmas joke:

Santa drops down the chimney and is busy unpacking his sack to leave
some toys, when the door opens and a very attractive blonde comes in,
wearing only a sexy negligee.

“Oh Santa, you do so much good in the World… is there something I can do
for you…?”

The old man is focusing on his job.

“No, no, no…
I have to go.
I have to deliver the toys to the good girls and boys…”

The blonde strikes a pose and drops the negligee off one shoulder,
revealing a perfect breast…

“Are you sure there’s nothing I can do for you…?”

Santa is getting a little flustered now, but he hangs in there…

“No, no, no…
I have to go.
I have to deliver the toys to the good girls and boys…”

She drops the other shoulder and the negligee falls in a pool at her
feet, revealing all her naked glory.

“Santa, I’d really like to give you a present…”

The old fellow is now sweating and puffing and can stand no more…

“Hey, Hey, Hey….
I might as well stay.
I’ll never get up the chimney, anyway…”

Best wishes to you and yours with hopes of a healthy and prosperous New
Year,

Pete.
Bill Gunshannon (12-24-18, 03:59 PM)
On 12/24/18 3:06 AM, pete dashwood wrote:
[..]
> Best wishes to you and yours with hopes of a healthy and prosperous New
> Year,
> Pete.


Merry Christmas Pete. And a Happy, Safe and Healthy New Year.

bill
Kerry Liles (12-24-18, 04:16 PM)
On 12/24/2018 3:06 AM, pete dashwood wrote:
[..]
> some serenity and joy over the holidays.
> To kick things off in the right direction... (A smile is always a good
> start on the path to enlightenment...) here's a Xmas joke:


Merry Christmas to you Pete. Best wishes for a Happy New Year as well.

regards,

Kerry Liles
0robert.jones (12-24-18, 11:00 PM)
On Monday, 24 December 2018 08:06:52 UTC, pete dashwood wrote:
[..]
> Pete.
> --
> I used to write COBOL; now I can do anything...


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Pete and everyone
(12-26-18, 06:41 AM)
In article <g8bicqF36svU1>,
pete dashwood <dashwood> wrote:
>It has been "usual" over the years to exchange holiday pleasantries
>around this time with other users of this forum.
>I see this year that no-one has offered, and I think it reflects the
>fact that most of the regulars are getting older, there is less
>enthusiasm, and maybe the decline of COBOL has led to a degree of
>moribundance in the group.


[snip]

>Best wishes to you and yours with hopes of a healthy and prosperous New
>Year,


A merry Christmas to you and yours, Mr Dashwood, and here's hoping for a
new year filled with peace, sweetness, light and good fortue.''

dd
Luuk (12-26-18, 02:15 PM)
On 24-12-2018 09:06, pete dashwood wrote:
[..]
> Best wishes to you and yours with hopes of a healthy and prosperous New
> Year,
> Pete.


6 years, 11 month ago someone wrote:


the page got 2619 voters

thats surprisingly above 1 a day...

but there's also something good to say about COBOL programmers
0robert.jones (12-27-18, 12:17 AM)
On Monday, 24 December 2018 08:06:52 UTC, pete dashwood wrote:
[..]
> Pete.
> --
> I used to write COBOL; now I can do anything...


Great one thanks
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