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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2009, 04:05:47 pm »
Wow, mine is March 6th...okay I'll get a nice bunch of Rocky Mtn sage to you by March 1st!

February 21, 2008...I remember it well. The Denver Brokies were lolling in the jacuzzi until the eclipse started, killing time. EDelMar phoned Vermont Sunset to sync watches. As the time drew near, he jumped out of the jacuzzi to set up the tripod and camera. I noticed he was shivering, so I grabbed my towel to run in and get a bathrobe to throw over his shoulders. There was a noise like 'glub,' and I suddenly realized that Adam's phone was on top of my towel. But no more...it was in the water! My hand plunged in after it and then I opened it and it made a noise and then the light came on, but then the light went out and the noise stopped. Offline Chuck next to me said, Did you just do what I thought you did? I looked at him with my misery face. I then spent the next 45 minutes standing around with a towel draped over my naked body while directing a hair dryer at the phone, and I didn't get to see the eclipse!! Happy ending: The phone was fine, and Adam didn't die of pneumonia after all! Plus we got a great shot of the eclipse!! Let's see, where is it...(Lee rummages around in My Pictures).
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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2009, 04:45:14 pm »
Hey Lynne -

Indians crack coconuts as part of a ceremony for an auspicious inauguration of a dwelling.  I can't remember if you use 3 or just one, but you would invite an honored guest to smash the coconut and say a few good words.  You take the coconut and smash it hard against the entryway so that it breaks and the sweet juice gets all over.  I remember then that we gathered the coconut pieces (they were still very large), washed and cut them up and then shared them.

Do be careful if you try it - the pieces can be sharp and fly up/out.

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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2009, 04:49:30 pm »
Just some additional context for the whole coconut thing....

"Breaking of a coconut generally forms a small part of an inaugural function. But the meeting organised in connection with the launch of the Syamnagar Colony Residents' Welfare Association was dominated by `coconut talk'. As part of a puja that preceded the meeting, Municipal Commissioner N. Gulzar, chief guest of the meeting, was asked to break a coconut. It took only two hard blows for Mr. Gulzar to break it into two equal halves. This was enough for the association members to smother Mr. Gulzar with praise. Every single speaker began his speech by referring to the `two equal halves' of the coconut, considered auspicious."
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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2009, 01:57:20 pm »
Wow, mine is March 6th...okay I'll get a nice bunch of Rocky Mtn sage to you by March 1st!

February 21, 2008...I remember it well. The Denver Brokies were lolling in the jacuzzi until the eclipse started, killing time. EDelMar phoned Vermont Sunset to sync watches. As the time drew near, he jumped out of the jacuzzi to set up the tripod and camera. I noticed he was shivering, so I grabbed my towel to run in and get a bathrobe to throw over his shoulders. There was a noise like 'glub,' and I suddenly realized that Adam's phone was on top of my towel. But no more...it was in the water! My hand plunged in after it and then I opened it and it made a noise and then the light came on, but then the light went out and the noise stopped. Offline Chuck next to me said, Did you just do what I thought you did? I looked at him with my misery face. I then spent the next 45 minutes standing around with a towel draped over my naked body while directing a hair dryer at the phone, and I didn't get to see the eclipse!! Happy ending: The phone was fine, and Adam didn't die of pneumonia after all! Plus we got a great shot of the eclipse!! Let's see, where is it...(Lee rummages around in My Pictures).

Here 'tis!!

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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2009, 05:23:04 pm »


    May you receive all good things. and tidings in your new home.  May you have peace,
love and tranquility there as well.  May you feel always safe, and joyous.  These things
I always wish for you my very sweet and dear friend.  You deserve every good and wonderful
thing that life has to offer.  Love janice



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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2009, 10:11:51 am »

P.S.  The Jack and Ennis rubber duckies love their new bathroom!

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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2009, 11:55:11 am »
BBM rubber ducks!? I need to see a pic of this!

Life conspired so that there's no consecrating until I get settled in Boston sometime in the next few weeks, but I haven't forgotten all the good ideas here.  I have a list.

 ;)

I will definitely take a picture of the rubber duckies!  There may already be one on-line...if I can find it I'll point you there.
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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2009, 07:38:57 pm »
You could have sex on the living room carpet.







>:D

I can be very shallow, so I would say, sex in every room and on every surface. Failing that, I have to get my TV/DVD/SOUND SYSTEM  set up and then I am a happy bunny.IfI can watch BBM and Heath, and listen to the BBM sound track, I am pretty well set up. I have no life though so what do I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The only other thinh I always do is put out my dreis lucky white heather. As you know, my life is messy, so perhaps do the exact opposite to what I suggest.

My final suggestion is, throw a party and invite all your Bettermostfriends round. We will fill your house with love and happiness.Not only that, you will have some lovely memories and photos, if the nights get a bit long.

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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2009, 07:56:31 pm »
BBM rubber ducks!? I need to see a pic of this!


I will definitely take a picture of the rubber duckies!  There may already be one on-line...if I can find it I'll point you there.

I have a pic of them on the "collectables" thread.  You can see them at this link.

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,31002.msg478130.html#msg478130


they were a gift from a Brokie!  ;D






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Re: How do you consecrate a new home?
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2009, 07:40:04 pm »
I thought it was a cup of sugar?

Time to consecrate your new home, Lynne!!
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