Benitin y Eneas by Pierre S. De Beaumont and Bud Fisher

Benitin y Eneas

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  1. Shirttail Slim

    Shirttail Slim said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds

  2. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds. The company I bought my laptop from finally fixed my Skype (my friends can see me but couldn’t hear me). The only problem is I still have the music from when I was on hold in my head.

    I’m also on a website called “The Tatar Network.” You may know that Tatars are a Turkic people who live in the Ural Mountains, Crimean peninsula, and have a huge diaspora. I saw an email from a Romanian Tatar saying he’s writing a book in English and needs an editor to proofread it for him. Curious, I began to read it. It was so poetic I thought at first it didn’t need an editing, but then I noticed a lot of errors and began proof reading the whole manuscript. He was writing about the Black Sea and the disappearance of the Crimean Tatar language.

    You may know, I’m interested in languages that are disappearing. I’ve already written a dictionary of Mayan surnames and their meanings in English and Spanish (Many Yucatecans have Mayan surnames rather than Spanish ones). The problem is that Mayan-speaking people aren’t teaching their kids the language and learning Spanish is too tempting for them. The Tatar kids are speaking Russian, Ukrainian or Romanian rather than Tatar. Even when I was in Azerbaijan a lot of people there couldn’t speak Azeri but knew Russian and I love trying to speak Azeri.

    Anyway, the Romanian Tatar (from a region in Romania called Dobruja where there are a lot of Crimean Tatars) liked my corrections and will give me credit as one of the editors of his book.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    Morning, Village.
    That’s exciting, Arye. I love language study too. I’ve studied Spanish, German, Greek and Hebrew.
    My wife is from Fredericksburg, Texas. When we were married, back in the early 70s, you could walk through downtown Fredericksburg and hear the locals speak German. Now it’s almost impossible to find anyone in the whole town who still speaks German. Almost gone is the Texas German Dialect. I think it’s sad.
    Almost all of the old shops downtown have been bought out by out-of-staters (We have other names for them) who have no knowledge or interest in the German heritage of the region. A couple of years ago I walked into a store and asked the lady, “Haben Sie keine Bierkrueger?” She looked at me like I was from a distant planet and walked away! Rude!

  4. dkram

    dkram said, almost 4 years ago

    Happy 12-12-12 Vagabonds. (at least it’s not half)
    Sun shine, a good clear day. Got’a enjoy it.
    It is sad when a language disappears, many of the North American native languages have been lost, or nearly so.
    I will continue to watch my collection of “A Christmas Carol” movies this weekend.
    “A Christmas Carol”, how many actors have played Mr. Scrooge? Can you name some?
    Have fun folks.


    SWEETBILL said, almost 4 years ago


    I’am so happy the MAYAN Calendar was wrong, AS USUAL
    same as last time- the world didn’t end today- someone should buy them a Friggin’ calculator, they haven’t been right
    yet – they should get a new career- huh

  6. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago


    I can name a few:
    Alistair Sim
    Michael Caine
    Bill Murray
    George C Scott
    Patrick Stewart
    Albert Finney
    Jim Carrey
    Susan Lucci
    and last, but not least Scrooge McDuck (voiced by Alan Young)

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago


    Um, I thought that was the 21st, not the 12th. Either way, our government has assured us the world won’t end. I’m so relieved……….(snicker, snicker)

  8. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning Vagabonds.

    Another beautiful day in paradise. We are finally getting normal weather for this time of year. 50’s in the day, low 40’s at night.

    You know, I really enjoy hearing a cheery good morning from the folks in our village. Thank you all for being here and sharing.

  9. Florchi

    Florchi said, almost 4 years ago


    A few years ago I went to see A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Fort Lauderdale’s performing arts theater – I loved seeing the story come to life in a live performance. Of course, movie DVDs have the advantage that you can rewatch them over & over. :-)

  10. dkram

    dkram said, almost 4 years ago


    You hit about all of them, congrats.
    I include in the list Tori Spelling in “A Carol Christmas”.
    Henry Winkler in “An American Christmas Carol.”
    My favorite Scrooge is George C Scott.
    With Patrick Stewart a close second.
    And Scrooge McDuck of corse.
    I checked IMDb and Alen Young is still with us, he’s the same age as my dear old dad, at least for a month. He is a true Scottsman, his real first is Angus.

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