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Retrieving old posts

Postby Oldtimer » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:06 pm

Is it possible to retrieve old (and I do mean old - about three years old) posts, please? Shortly after the Humor Forum was introduced I wrote a short story, "Fly Fighting" I think it was called. I kept a copy on my computer but then had to change to another laptop. I suppose I could rewrite the story but it would save a lot of work if I could find the original.
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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby Elibet1 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:16 pm

Dorothy,
I tried to find it by searching post using your username and years: 2006-2010+Oldtimer your story
did not come up. I don't think you are going to be able to retrieve it.

All the best,
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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby pls » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:49 pm

And the other bad news is that I don't think there's an archive of the old forum, from comments I've heard. However, you might try a direct e-mail to one of the admins listed at the bottom of the Forum Index page and see if they can track it down.
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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby Oldtimer » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:01 am

Thank you, elibet and pls. I guess it always pays to keep a hard copy somewhere. :cry:
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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby pls » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:27 am

May I suggest a thumb (RAM) drive? I can fit all 8 of my novels easily, with room to spare, on a 2 gb drive.
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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby Oldtimer » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:05 am

I have one of those now, Paul, and use it all the time to keep copies. But thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby Elibet1 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:02 pm

Dorothy,
Look what I found!!! :D
Elizabeth



Oldtimer - 2007-12-07 7:35 AM
Back in a huddle they came, hanging their little heads in shame. Cricket didn't want Peggy the Pig, Freddie the Fox, Candy the Cat, Wilberforce the Whale, or Bunnies Bill and Lil. I gave them all a hug and was about to tuck them up before they went into hibernation for the winter, when I thought maybe Freddie could strut his stuff one more time. So here he is:

FOXTROTTING

Freddie the Fox had holes in his socks.
Frederika, his wife, couldn't mend them.
Fred rang up the store to order some more,
Instructing them where they should send them.
The store said: "Oh, dear! We've run out, we fear.
We haven't a sock in the store, sir.
We'll find out today what has caused the delay
And tell them we must have some more, sir."

Then, round about four, came a knock on the door.
It was Mole, with a large invitation.
"Can you come - say you will - to our dance on the hill?
We have booked the best group in the nation."
Of course they said "Yes" and they hurried to dress,
But all of Fred's socks were in tatters.
He started to cuss, but his wife said: "Don't fuss!
I don't suppose, dear, that it matters."

The evening was fun. They twirled and they spun
And they danced, for their friends were insisting.
An hour or more they stayed on the floor,
A-rocking, a-rolling and twisting.
"Now, let's have some blues, so kick off your shoes
And smooch round the floor, nice and steady,"
The emcee suggested. A tune was requested.
"Aah! This is s-o-o-o nice," murmured Freddie.

Then Cat called: "Behold! Fred's toes must be cold!"
His partner purred: "Isn't it shocking.
I vow and declare Freddie's wife cannot care
That her hubbie has more hole than stocking."
Frederika blushed red. "I'm off home!" she said,
And ran from the floor looking harassed.
"Don't go too!" cried a friend, so Fred stayed to the end,
Not feeling the least bit embarrassed.

After dancing all night by the moon's pearly light,
To their homes tired revellers went flitting.
When he crept up to bed, a surprise greeted Fred.
Were they socks Frederika was knitting?
Next day, at the store, stretched a line out the door.
"We need socks!" everyone was declaring.
Fred chuckled to see that, now, only he
Had no holes in the socks he was wearing.

"Right, come on, Freddie. It's time for bed. You're forty years old and you need your rest. Sleep well, dear."

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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby Oldtimer » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:54 pm

Elibet! Just WHERE did you find that? Oh, my, word. If you've found Freddie, then Peggie the Pig can't be far away. I seem to recall that you rather liked Peggy.

It looks like my 'Fly Swatting' might come to light eventually. Thank you for delving into the archives and resuscitating one of my old favorites. :D
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Re: Retrieving old posts

Postby Elibet1 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:08 pm

Dorothy,
I just typed Oldtimer into the search box and scrolled down each page looking
for your name as the Poster (of a thread).

I LOVE this cute story. It's so much fun :lol:


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