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rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

One of my modern heroes is Winston Churchill.... He was a great leader in a dark period. He was also a witty person and I have used many of his quotes to help me in situations. I have this large medallion that I keep prominently in my 'man cave'.
This is copy and paste, not my pictures.........Cheers, RickO

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice "drag and drop" @Ricko :smile:

    And Very nice medallion :smile:

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Where is the medallion from? That is a US seal on the reverse.

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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You're way ahead of me. I can post a picture from my computer but can't figure out how to copy and paste for the life of me.

    Nice medal by the way, I like it a lot.

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    GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,924 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jbk Medallic art co, when they were in NY, i believe.

    @ricko what do you mean this is a copy and paste?

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tommy44 said:
    You're way ahead of me. I can post a picture from my computer but can't figure out how to copy and paste for the life of me.

    I use to use real paste back in the day .......

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    ms70ms70 Posts: 13,946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They should've put the stogie in his mouth.

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    JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2017 12:59PM

    I did not realize he lived to 91. He was a man's man

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    BackroadJunkieBackroadJunkie Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They should have put the phrase, "Tomorrow I'll be sober..." on it.

    I mean, isn't that his most famous quote? :D

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    BruceSBruceS Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GoldenEgg said:
    @jbk Medallic art co, when they were in NY, i believe.

    @ricko what do you mean this is a copy and paste?

    I believe he means old school, right click image: "copy" then right click text box "paste". RickO, you can do the same thing with drag and drop also.


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    OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Appeasement is feeding the alligator hoping he'll eat you last."

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GoldenEgg.....Yes... just highlight the picture, then click copy...then go to where you want it and click paste.... have not figured out how to take pictures and post them .... yet.... ;) Cheers, RickO

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Outhaul.....Correct Bob....That was in reference to what was happening in Europe.... Cheers, RickO

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wasn't he made an honorary US citizen by act of congress? I seem to remember this.

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2017 2:16PM

    @JBK said:
    Where is the medallion from? That is a US seal on the reverse.

    Churchill's father was British (the second son of a non-royal Duke) and his mother was American. Supposedly Churchill once told the U.S. Congress in an invited formal address that 'had my father had been American and my mother had been British, I might have been standing before you addressing you in my own right' or words to that effect.

    Late in life, Churchill was granted the title 'Honorary Citizen of the United States'.

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    DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 22,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He was a great man and leader for sure.

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    bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How big is the medallion Rick?

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ricko, I agree he was a giant of a man. Many of the global events that we're living through today, he predicted in the 1890's. Did you know that the revision of history in the United Kingdom is under way the same as it is happening here? Churchill is getting the Robert E. Lee treatment across the pond. What a shame. What a tragedy.

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice thanks for sharing.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bolivarshagnasty..... It is 2 3/4 inches in diameter, and an eighth of an inch thick... a hefty hunk of bronze. Cheers, RickO

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    DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 22,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hydrant said:
    Ricko, I agree he was a giant of a man. Many of the global events that we're living through today, he predicted in the 1890's. Did you know that the revision of history in the United Kingdom is under way the same as it is happening here? Churchill is getting the Robert E. Lee treatment across the pond. What a shame. What a tragedy.

    What sickens me is that these POC doing all this are not paying for it like they should be!!

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    Wasn't he made an honorary US citizen by act of congress? I seem to remember this.

    Yes, you are right. I visited the Churchill War Rooms in London last year and they have his US passport on display.

    Hence, the U.S. seal on the medal, I suppose.

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BackroadJunkie said:
    They should have put the phrase, "Tomorrow I'll be sober..." on it.

    I mean, isn't that his most famous quote? :D

    "But you will still be ugly"
    I didn't have to look it up, WC is one of my favorite persons EVER along with the other Brit Isaac Newton.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dont have the full quote but one his best was a takedown of a female MP. Something about we have established what you are, and are now just haggling over the price.

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BackroadJunkie said:
    They should have put the phrase, "Tomorrow I'll be sober..." on it.

    Reminds me of what Lincoln said when he was told that Grant was a drunk.
    A.Lincoln, "Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks, I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals."

    My, oh my, do we but stand in their shadows. They were great men.

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2017 5:25PM

    The medal shown also exists in bronze and silver at a 30-ish millimeter size. Except for the small size, it is thick and struck up like a table medal. I have a bronze here somewhere and have owned silver in the past.

    Reportedly the 'ugly' quip was addressed to Nancy Astor (Lady Astor), who was an American by birth and the second female member elected to Parliament (House of Commons). She was considered an "iffy" sort of personality, but later she and her husband acquitted themselves wonderfully by their public service during WWII.

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2017 5:21PM

    Double post. Sorry.

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    SkyManSkyMan Posts: 9,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice medallion Ricko!

    Personally I prefer this one of his and Lady Astor's back and forth...

    L.A.: Sir Winston if you were my husband I would put poison in your tea.

    W.C.: Lady Astor, if you were my wife I would drink that tea...

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In contrast, as it applies to current events, I am reminded of Paul Revere's famous quote: "The British are coming ! One, if by land. Two, if by sea ".

    Then came the friendly skies of United. 
    

    "

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    ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great post, thanks!

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    ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 17, 2017 8:40AM

    :# Dbl post

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    JcldJcld Posts: 449 ✭✭✭

    Your medal looks way better than these things.

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    EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the dual emblems on the back signify Winston's parents. His mom was an American.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @EagleEye said:
    I think the dual emblems on the back signify Winston's parents. His mom was an American.

    I thought it was to recognize his dual citizenship.

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    ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    I dont have the full quote but one his best was a takedown of a female MP. Something about we have established what you are, and are now just haggling over the price.

    Nah, that's way older than Churchill. I'm recalling his responding to a female MP who noted
    "Sir, if you were my husband I would serve you poison" and Churchill's riposte
    "Madam, if I were your husband, I would drink it"

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Geo. Orwell

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