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    And Now Facebook Says He's 83-years-old today

    Sadly, nary a word as to his health or if he's even still with us. In spirit always. Hope someone knows something.

    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    I am afraid that I have heard nothing. I'd like to hope that the "Old Boy" is still fighting the good fight.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    I sent him birthday wishes via Facebook but have had no contact with him for some time.
    Vice-President and Regional Director for Scotland for Clan Cunningham International, and a Scottish Armiger.

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    My experience is the same as Alex.

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    I just sent him a PM to check in. If he still frequents the site he will hopefully see it.
    The hielan' man he wears the kilt, even when it's snowin';
    He kens na where the wind comes frae, But he kens fine where its goin'.

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    Yes, I am still here

    Quote Originally Posted by lschwartz View Post
    I just sent him a PM to check in. If he still frequents the site he will hopefully see it.
    Hello everyone,

    I am not sure that this is the correct space to write this but, if it is not, someone will re-post it to the correct location I dare say.

    Yes, I am still alive but not kicking as well as once i did and, yes, I passed my 83rd birthday last week. Nowadays, I am able to spend only a very limited time with my MacBook and so several years ago I began to drop out of forums and like meeting places on line. I also severed all connections with Facebook since I found it to be an unreliable and dangerous place. It was because a friend told me that some members of XMTS have been enquiring about my well-being that I have now found a few minutes to write this.

    Thank you to everyone who has asked after me and to those who sent birthday wishes by one means or another - all so very much appreciated.

    Well, my friends, the last few years have been a bit of a struggle health-wise. It would be boring to go into detail but suffice it to say that I have given up driving, walk with a stick and can not stand for more than a minute or two. I am almost house-bound (but not quite); I have help in Bicknell Grange and can no longer do anything outside on the estate. However, and more to the point here on XMTS, I still wear the kilt daily and it is now 20 years since i last wore a pair of t------s. The Kilt Kollection remains intact at 102.

    OK, I am now exhausted and need to attend to some minor medical matters. So, my Best Wishes to you all and my renewed thanks for remembering me.

    Ham.
    [B][I][U]No. of Kilts[/U][/I][/B][I]:[/I] 102.[I] [B]"[U][B]Title[/B]"[/U][/B][/I]: Lord Hamish Bicknell, Laird of Lochaber / [B][U][I]Life Member:[/I][/U][/B] The Scottish Tartans Authority / [B][U][I]Life Member:[/I][/U][/B] The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society / [U][I][B]Member:[/B][/I][/U] The Ardbeg Committee / [I][B][U]My NEW Photo Album[/U]: [/B][/I][COLOR=purple]Sadly, and with great regret, it seems my extensive and comprehensive album may now have been lost forever![/COLOR]/


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    Well, HELLO!

    Great to hear from you. There have been moments when we all wondered.

    Be well and happy Hamish!

    Father Bill+
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    So good to hear from you, Hamish! I am sorry that aging is presenting such challenges to you, but hope that you still have joy....and glad you are wearing the kilt!

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    You are loved sir. Keep on truckin' - KILTED!
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    It's grand to hear from you, Hamish. Despite the difficulties you face, keep kickin', and keep kiltin'.

    Slainte!
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    "The only one, since 1969."
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