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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon May 03, 2010 7:24 am

I have had some wonderful "yellow ribbon" sightings. :D I have had to improvise on a couple of occasions when I have left my "yellow ribbon" at home.

For those who enter Punda and realise that they have forgotten their ribbon, there is a little fabric shop in a smallish shopping centre about 10kms before Punda Gate. It is on the left hand side of the road. Best selection of "yellow ribbon" that I have ever seen. 8)
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Mon May 03, 2010 7:35 am

I got mine (and Red Ribbon for Stiffnecks) from a shop in Bloemfontein. Across the road from Mimosa Mall. Very good selection too!
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by blommietjie » Mon May 03, 2010 4:02 pm

Hi all yellow ribbon mites :yaya: will never forget mine again. Its realy fun when visit the park to be on the lookout for yellow ribbons and to make new friends from all over.

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Sparrow » Tue May 04, 2010 12:54 pm

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How about that for a yellow ribbon? These two little fellows played with it for about ten minutes. This was taken just before the Oliphants River Bridge travelling north from Satara last December.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Elsa » Tue May 04, 2010 1:53 pm

That's classic, Sparrow,

We have never had Hyenas pulling the ribbon but have had Baboons investigating it and giving it a tug, which is why we always knot it now and then tie a bow.
Don't want to be accused of littering the park, even with yellow ribbons!

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Weltenman » Wed May 05, 2010 8:52 pm

I was wondering, what is the different ways to tie the yellow ribbon? I am a little worried that the ribbon will come loose.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed May 05, 2010 9:05 pm

I tie mine into a tight bow so it does not come loose nor flap while driving. I have see YRs tied in all sorts of ways, and all sorts of widths and lengths.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed May 05, 2010 9:05 pm

Does everyone know how the use of the Yellow Ribbon originated?
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed May 05, 2010 9:41 pm

Here is a hint to who thought of the idea.

See here too:- Yellow Ribbon topic in Chit Chat

I seem to remember the use of a yellow 'ribbon' came from the fierce competition between SA and Oz on the rugby field and there was something about tearing a yellow rugby jersey to make a YR. :hmz:

Anyone able to help here :huh:
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by louis dreyer » Thu May 06, 2010 9:53 am

Lets try and keep this one going. If you meet a mite in the park please feel free to post the incident with the mites name and where you met.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Sprocky » Sun May 09, 2010 8:54 am

Taken yesterday.... :whistle:

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Sprocky » Sun May 09, 2010 5:54 pm

Norms, it was not actually a spot. I had lunch with Shi and a few other mites and thought it would be good to let others see what Shi looks like on the road. If you see this vehicle, stop it! The driver is a true GEM in every sense of the word! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Wild Dreamer » Thu May 20, 2010 9:27 am

I really think the time has come that somebody design a BIG yellow ribbon which we can order on the forum or buy somewhere where non-forum members can't buy it for whatever they might think it is for. Directly over the counter at the shops but only on request, for instance.
The reason I'm saying this is that most of the time the ribbons are too small to notice until we are right on top of each other and nearly all the time it is too late to greet and meet.
Last December we used a thick yellow dishcloth and nobody could miss it! We also tied YR on the passenger side rearview mirror.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Chappie » Fri May 21, 2010 7:21 am

We tie 2 yellow ribbons (bows)on our car - one on each rear view mirror.

We traveled from Croc Bridge on 8 May to Mopani and spent 7 days there. We were privilrdged to meet Meandering Mouse, who went out of her way to meet us for lunch in Letaba as we dorve north. Thank you MM...thorughly enjoyed the time we spoent together. :thumbs_up:

A few days later it was lovely to meet Shi and Flying Cheetah at Shingwedzi. :clap:

Great to meet you all and look forward to meeting you all again as well as other Mites.

We only saw 3 YR during our stay.

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Shi » Sat May 22, 2010 10:04 pm

Hi,

Have just recently come back from a trip to Kruger and the following mites all had YR's:

Meandering Mouse
Sprocky
Magic Guarri
Flying Cheetah

These are the mites that I knew would be there and who I was meeting up with. However there were a few surprises for us....

Rhonda and SO were spotted in Olifants...was great to meet you both and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay :thumbs_up:
Chappie and SO at Shingwedzi and again later at Mopani...it was really lovely to meet you both and really hope to see you again. Hope SO is doing really well Chappie :pray: :pray:
And finally on my last day on the way out...Salcro and SO...I was so happy to see another YR that I got quite emotional :redface: :redface: Was great to meet both of you even if it was just for a few short moments...

Keep them flying it is GREAT to bump into fellow mites in the park :thumbs_up:
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