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Sylvia Page
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Gender: Female
Born: 02nd November
Interests: Nature
Member: Premier Author
Joined: February 2008
INFORMATION
Sylvia Page has spent time at Fanstory since February 2007. She believes that education is an essential prerogative of every child and the cornerstone in shaping a country.

Sylvia is the mother of three sons and the wife of an engineer for forty-eight years.

She spends her retirement managing a busy household and writing.

She enjoys the company of fellow Fantorians and thinks this is a great place to be writing.
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Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
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Sylvia Page: Beware of free stuff you are tempted to download from the internet. It can land you in big trouble.
September 30, 2019 at 3:53PM
    Brett Matthew West: So true and a word to the wise. There are so many scams out there anymore one must be extremely careful what they download off the Internet, and should only be done so from proven, reputable sources. Things are not always as they seem and most of them can not be taken at face value.
    September 30, 2019 at 4:26PM
    Teri7: That is so true my friend!
    October 28, 2019 at 1:24PM

Sylvia Page: THE VISION OF POPE LEO XIII: SATAN'S CENTURY - https://youtu.be/v_RGaFxdos8
August 5, 2019 at 10:24AM

Sylvia Page: The Industrial Revolution took place in Great Britain during the late 1700s and early 1800s. As cities grew, living conditions deteriorated for the poor and working class. Factories and mass production were beneficial for some but not everyone. This poem stands in contrast to new manufacturing processes of that time period by focusing on nature. The narrator in this poem, the brook, is personified. The brook shows persistence by continuing to flow, no matter what obstacles get in its way. The repeated lines, ?For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever,? showcase that. Famous poet Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was named Poet Laureate in Great Britain and Ireland.

The Brook
By Alfred Tennyson

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

By thirty hills I hurry down,
Or slip between the ridges,
By twenty thorpes, a little town,
And half a hundred bridges.

Till last by Philip's farm, I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.

I chatter over stony ways,
In little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.

With many a curve my banks I fret
By many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set
With willow-weed and mallow.

I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.

I wind about, and in and out,
With here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout,
And here and there a grayling,

And here and there a foamy flake
Upon me, as I travel
With many a silvery water break
Above the golden gravel,

And draw them all along, and flow
To join the brimming river
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.

I steal by lawns and grassy plots,
I slide by hazel covers;
I move the sweet forget-me-nots
That grow for happy lovers.

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,
Among my skimming swallows;
I make the netted sunbeam dance
Against my sandy shallows.

I murmur under moon and stars
In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;
I loiter round my cresses;

And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-brook-by-alfred-lord-tennyson
August 5, 2019 at 10:16AM
    Sylvia Page: About Alfred Tennyson
    Lord Alfred Tennyson was born in the August of 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire to George and Elizabeth Tennyson. George, a pastor in the local church, encouraged his son in the classics, and the boy became particularly enchanted by the tales and legends of King Arthur.

    During his teenage years, his father's mental health deteriorated and he became incredibly paranoid and abusive. Seeking to get away from his family's difficult situation, Tennyson enrolled in Trinity College in 1827 where his two older brothers were studying. His mentor during this period was William Whewell, the noted nineteenth-century philosopher and scientist. While there, he and his brother Charles published the Poems By Two Brothers, one of which (Timbuctoo) earned him the Chancellor's Gold medal in 1829.

    The book caught the eye of Arthur Hallam who headed a student society, the Cambridge Apostles and Tennyson was invited to join. The members, promising poets and writers all, were an incredibly tight-knit group and retained a lifelong friendship. In particular, Hallam and Tennyson were in what in modern-day terminology we would call BFFs.

    While on a visit to Tennyson's home Arthur met his sister Emilia. The two fell madly in love and shortly thereafter the two were engaged. While the Tennyson's were fine with the idea, the elder Mr Hallam was not amused and forbade Arthur, aged twenty at the time, from visiting again until he turned twenty-one. After the prescribed time was over, Arthur visited again in February of 1832 and then again in July.

    On the 3rd of that August, Arthur left with his father on a trip for Europe. On September 15th he was dead. After a slight bout with the ague, Arthur Hallam had suffered a stroke at the tender age of twenty-two. His death affected Alfred greatly, and many of his later writings were devoted to him.

    To top off an already awful year, when his second book was published it was met with, what was to him, scathing criticism. He was terribly hurt by the lack of a standing ovation and refrained from publishing for nearly ten years.

    In 1850 he married Emily Sellwood whom he had previously been engaged to but had been forced to end their engagement when he lost all of his money in a bad investment. In that same year, after the death of William Woodworth, Queen Victoria appointed him as Poet Laureate of the British Empire. He also published In Memoriam, dedicated to Arthur Hallam.

    In August of 1852 his first son was born and promptly named Hallam after his deceased friend. His second son Lionel followed two years later in the March of fifty-four.

    In 1855, while reading about the suicidal charge of the Light Brigade in the paper, Tennyson jotted down his most famous poem in a few moments. It immediately proved to be wildly popular and was distributed to the soldiers remaining in Crimea.

    After refusing a Baronetcy twice from Benjamin Disraeli, it was proffered once again by Queen Victoria in 1884 and this time accepted. He was appointed Baron of Aldworth in the County of Sussex and Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.

    On October 6th 1892 Lord Alfred Tennyson died at the old age of 83 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. He was succeeded as Baron by his son Hallam.
    August 5, 2019 at 10:19AM

Sylvia Page: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Isaac Asimov
Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/i/isaacasimo133913.html
June 8, 2017 at 6:58AM

Sylvia Page: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_age.html

June 8, 2017 at 4:50AM

FanStory wrote to Sylvia Page: Shadows of the night finished third in the contest "Etheree Poem"
May 13, 2017 at 2:10AM
    Sylvia Page: Awesome news! Thank you all for voting me here.
    May 13, 2017 at 5:18AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    May 13, 2017 at 10:28PM
    Sylvia Page: Thanks to all of you who voted for me and sent me congratulatory messages. Much appreciated.
    May 14, 2017 at 10:39AM

Sylvia Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvpTmiVhcxU
March 22, 2017 at 3:10PM
    michaelcahill: Quite awesome and informative.
    Thanks. :))
    March 23, 2017 at 2:27AM
    krys123: Sylvia; as of Jan 1st I decided to leave in June
    and I'm not taking on new fans but I do, form time to time, read profiles of reviewers and I must say that I enjoy your work.
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    Alex
    May 11, 2017 at 5:43PM

Sylvia Page: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/extreme-solar-storm-heading-straight-for-earth-following-giant-magnetic-explosion-on-the-sun-9727023.html
September 12, 2014 at 2:46PM

Sylvia Page:
March 25, 2014 at 2:09AM
    Sylvia Page: Sri Lanka's Post War Reconciliation A Video

    March 24, 2014 by skiz1

    It was great to see Sri Lanka on CBS's "The Amazing Race" last night. It showed a peaceful place full of culture, history, and great hospitality, which is the Sri Lanka I know. We have made rapid strides since the end of the 27-year conflict with the LTTE terrorist group in 2009, and the country is finally living up to one of its nicknames as "The Pearl of The Indian Ocean."
    Though there is a lot of negative propaganda in the media about holding Sri Lanka responsible for "war crimes," much of this originates from the governments of Britain and the U.S., who should be the last countries to lecture other sovereign nations about accountability when they have so much innocent blood on their hands in Afghanistan and Iraq. Sri Lanka, in fact, is a model for post-war reconcilation, which this short video underscores. Take a look at it, and hopefully you'll add Sri Lanka to your list of top destinations because it really is a small piece of paradise.
    March 25, 2014 at 2:13AM
    Adri7enne: Thank you for sharing this. It was so inspiring and uplifting. The rest of the world should watch in wonder!
    March 25, 2014 at 8:38AM
    Sylvia Page: Terrorism can bring a country down to its knees. I don't wish it on any country. I have seen the ravages and horror innocent victims faced during this insurgency. It's not fair. Thank you Adri7enne
    March 28, 2014 at 9:34AM
    Quay: hi you dont know me but i no you so can i see you in person im alittle girl and i am 9 years old
    June 10, 2014 at 12:09PM

Sylvia Page: A Little Christian Humor
This is one of the best clean jokes I've seen in awhile!

Jesus and Satan were having an on-going argument about who was better on the computer. They had been going at it for days, and frankly God was tired of hearing all the bickering.

Finally fed up, God said, 'THAT'S IT! I have had enough. I am going to set up a test that will run for two hours, and from those results, I will judge who does the better job.'

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.

They faxed.

They e-mailed.

They e-mailed with attachments.

They downloaded.

They did spreadsheets!

They wrote reports.

They created labels and cards.

They created charts and graphs.

They did some genealogy reports .

They did every job known to man.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than hell.

Then, ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and, of course, the power went off..

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed..

Finally the electricity came back on, and each of them restarted their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming:

'It's gone! It's all GONE! 'I lost everything when the power went out!'
Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours of work.
Satan observed this and became irate.
'Wait!' he screamed. 'That's not fair! He cheated! How come he has all his work and I don't have any?'
God just shrugged and said,

JESUS SAVES....

March 18, 2014 at 1:54AM

Sylvia Page: Isn't this the best and most civil way for a fight between husband and wife instead of resorting to physical force...
Poems written by WIFE and HUSBAND.

WIFE:
I wrote your name on sand it got washed.
I wrote your name in air, it was blown away.
Then I wrote your name on my heart, I got a Heart Attack.
HUSBAND:
God saw me hungry, he created pizza.
He saw me thirsty, he created Pepsi.
He saw me in the dark, he created light.
He saw me without problems, he created YOU.
WIFE:
Twinkle, twinkle little star
You should know what you are
And once you know what you are
Mental hospital is not so far
HUSBAND:
The rain makes all things beautiful.
The grass and flowers too.
If rain makes all things beautiful
Why doesn't it rain on you?
WIFE:
Roses are red; Violets are blue
Monkeys like you should be kept in a zoo.
Don't feel so angry, you will find me there too
Not in the cage but outside, laughing at you
AND THE SAGA CONTINUES........
Position of a Husband Is just like a Split AC
No matter however LOUD he is in the Outdoors
He is designed to remain Silent indoors...
.....................................................................
"Husband is one who is the head of the family, but his wife is the neck, and whichever way she turns, he goes."
........................................................................
A man in Hell asked Devil: Can I make a call to my Wife?
After making call he asked how much to pay.
Devil: Nothing, Hell to hell is Free.
................................................................

Husband: Do you know the meaning of WIFE?
It means, Without Information, Fighting Every time!
Wife: No darling, it means - With Idiot For Ever
...........................................................................

Wife: I wish I was a newspaper,
So I'd be in your hands all day.

Husband: I too wish that you were a newspaper,
So I could have a new one every day.
.................................................................

Doctor: Your husband needs rest and peace. Here are some sleeping Pills.
Wife: When must I give them to him?
Doctor: They are for you
...................................................................

Wife: I had to marry you to find out how stupid you are...
Husband: You should have known it the minute I asked you to marry me.
....................................................................

Wife: What will you give me if I climb the great Mount Everest?
Husband: A lovely Push...!
And life goes on........

March 8, 2014 at 2:16PM
    shelley kaye: AHHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :-D
    March 8, 2014 at 2:34PM
    Selina Stambi: Had to pop in to say hello to the lady who confessed to not being sane on someone's profile page!!! :) :)

    Just noticed your location. How interesting. I'm Sri Lankan by birth. Whereabouts are you located? Colombo?
    March 10, 2014 at 7:53PM
    Sylvia Page: Never in Colombo, that will definitely make me go insane. I like the wide open spaces, I like country living. I live just beyond the new capital in an area called Talahena. This place is getting too congested now.
    March 13, 2014 at 7:45AM

Sylvia Page:

Did I read that sign right?


In an office:
TOILET OUT OF ORDER...... PLEASE

USE FLOOR BELOW


In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE

REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE

LIGHT GOES OUT

In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

Spotted in a safari park:
ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

Seen during a conference:
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR

Notice in a farmer's field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.

On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK)
March 1, 2014 at 4:49AM

Sylvia Page:
more Funny Quotes
February 23, 2014 at 3:43PM

Sylvia Page:
more Quotes
February 22, 2014 at 5:07AM
    shelley kaye: straight woman - a being in search of a straight and available man....

    February 22, 2014 at 11:16AM

Sylvia Page:
February 21, 2014 at 4:26AM
    trimple: Behold this swirling tapestry whose beauty knows no bounds.
    February 21, 2014 at 8:46AM
    trimple: Enjoy it whilst it last, only the human has arrived to f... it all up.
    February 21, 2014 at 1:22PM

 
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