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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by RichardJ » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:03 pm

Nothing stupid about the question :D

We tie one on each...if you are parked on the righthand side of the road a passing vehicle may not see the drivers mirror.

Also if you are parked at waterhole facing the waterhole a vehicle pulling into your left may not see it.

Our very first YR we saw was a bag, when we pulled into such a parking lot formation at a waterhole. A mite then pulled in between us. 8)

Neither we nor the third mite were flying ribbons :redface: :redface: We have since (always).

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by MATTHYS » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:39 pm

These ribbons must have non 'mites thinking of love and weddings, Heksie :wink:
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Tilandi » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:55 am

On a recent visit to Kgalagadi, and proudly flying my yellow and red ribbons, met Paintbrush with his yellow ribbon displayed and having a fellow ' mite' coming to me - Poekie - and I could help out with extra rbbons for her car, yellow and red.

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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by Foxy » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:35 am

Go into any shop which sells material - you sure to find they stock yellow ribbon as well.

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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by saraf » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:37 am

Florists usually have some. Or any haberdashery store.
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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:44 am

There is a sewing shop in the centre of Phalaborwa that sells ribbon. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by Rooies » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:00 am

Anything yellow will do, even a yellow shopping bag.
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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:42 pm

I personally don't like the stiff florist ribbon as I find it makes too much noise in the wind.
Rather some soft material or even the yellow rope from an Amarula bottle altho its not really that visible from a distance.
but the brighter the better. :D

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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:45 pm

Mine used to be a yellow dishcloth, worked perfectly!!!
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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:38 pm

WE have a yellow "cosy " with a smallish yellow ribbon sewn to it .. doesn't flap in the breeze ... But really anything yellow and noticable will do.Image
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Re: Where to buy yellow ribbon

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:46 pm

I recognise those Eliz!!!!


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Yellow Ribbon Evolution

Unread post by Riaanf31 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:51 am

Hi All,

During our last trip through KNP I had a brainwave. Now firstly they don't happen often (enough) and secondly never when in KNP. :think: :think: :think: :think:

This was our first trip with a YR attached to the driver side mirror. We had our eyes open to spot similar YR's to meet Forum Members also in the park. Whilst we did see Hilda & Barry Els and Dupacc, we soon realised that a YR can be vastly different.

My brainwave is this:Why not have a Forum Mirror Sock (other names are welcome). Add a piece of Velcro on the outside and then Members can stick there names on it. Firstly it'll be easier to spot that the varying YR's on display and we can also proudly display our Forum Names on it.

We could expand the idea to also have te name of a TR displayed. the world (space permitting) is our oyster.
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Re: Yellow Ribbon Evolution

Unread post by barryels » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:21 pm

Hi Riaanf31,

This was also the idea that was submitted by Heksie earlier (great minds think alike) :whistle: . Her proposal resulted in the design of a logo for the forum that is still in process of being finalised.

I think that we will then be able to combine our logo and forum name on some sock of sorts, which could then be proudly displayed on our mirrors :hmz:.

Thanks from my side for the initiative :thumbs_up:.

LQ, I just punched the submit icon to late :redface: , but here is my input that eco's your line of thinking :whistle: .
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by roaneric » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi GP

We always fly our YR and often had to stop next to the road and reverse. We even forgot to take off our ribbon and stopped at a garage in Pretoria, where someone walked over to us to say hi. He was also a forum member (sorry cant remember his name) So I tend to leave my ribbon a bit on after our visit. On our last visit we putted it on at the airport and took it off at the airport 3 weeks later when we returned our rental :lol: :lol: :lol: We just LOVE our YR
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by GlynB » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:36 am

roaneric is getting the idea with So I tend to leave my ribbon a bit on after our visit, but why for such a short period? :hmz:

Keep your YR on and you will be surprised how many mites will stop and chat wherever you are (mall, garage, driving, even office (the inconspicuous colleagues who sit near you and you didn't even know they were mites!)) :big_eyes:

Give it a try. You don't have to be :redface: !

It won't damage your car and often strangers walk up to you to find out about it, and are fascinated by the stories you tell :dance:

Great way to meet interested and interesting people :hello:

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