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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2005 3:29:58 PM

This is the new home of me, Dirt Girl. Built at the request of a much loved GB icon. Actually, the old place was falling down and it was just cheaper to build a new one.
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:14:08 AM

db, A relaxing day. Still sunny but cooler today. :(

trugas, Yep, money is very germy.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 10:14:36 AM

I get the flu shot because it makes the flu less potent maybe.. Anything to avoid flu, as it is so debilitating. I know that avoiding people and money are two things that will keep one free of germs, but l cannot do either, tho the money is lessened somewhat by credit and debit cards now. I still shop and go to the group get togethers etc. When l hear coughing and nose blowing in stores, esp children, l go the other way. LOL Scared of little children...but they are the biggest germ carriers.

I have to go to Trader Joes to check out their baskets of plums...haven't been to one in months. If l do go l know l will find a whole lot of good stuff too.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:22:51 AM

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dg- Hope you have a relaxing day.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 1:13:07 AM

I hope it works, too.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 12:58:48 AM

CO2, Hope it works well for you. :)

db, A fairly fun Saturday, a bit of wind and rain here. :)

MadDog, Maybe they would send you to Jacksonville for training. ;)

goldieolds, Fwiw, I believe thimerosol is included to prevent contamination in mulitiple dose vials because there is a possibility of germs being on the needle when entering the bottle. I think that single doses do not have the thimerosol in them because they are only used once. At any rate, I believe you can ask for thimerosol free vaccines at your clinic. I think your flu-free status has more to do with your hibernation and not being subjected to as many germs as others who don't or are unable to hibernate. lol The Trader Joes commercials I have heard are on 104.1.

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 12:14:43 PM

DG, really, Trader Joe commercials? I've never seen or heard any, and didn't know they advertised. I've been listening to the radio a lot lately, but they are not advertising on the stations I've been listening to. What station have you heard them on (if you don't mind saying.)

We're all different and have to do what works best for us. If flu shots work for you, then that's what you do. But something to be aware of is that any immunization contains more than just the active ingredient, most famously the preservatives. A common one is Thiomersal, which contains mercury. It has finally been removed from childhood immunizations, but I think it is still used in flu and other shots. IF it matters to you, you might be able to get one without it. I have loosely followed this issue, and disagree with some of what is said in the wiki article about why people have linked it to autism. But as I said, we all have to decide what we think is best for us. I think it is more complicated than that. I would not get flu shot, but I do other things to build my immune system instead. I used to get the flu every winter. Now I rarely get it, and when I do, it is much less severe than what I used to get. But who knows; my winter hibernations might have something to do with it, too.

Logic tells me that a substance which is so toxic that if we break a thermometer we are not supposed to touch the mercury, is not something I want in my mouth or injected into me. Unfortunately I do still have my mercury fillings. I've got friends who have had them removed, but I haven't been able to afford to do it. And the removal process has its own dangers, esp if done by someone who doesn't understand that and take the proper precautions.

If they give you a consent form to sign when you get an immunization, read the fine print. You might still choose to get the shot, but at least you'll be making informed consent.

Years ago I cut my finger badly. I think it was the time I sliced a little piece of my finger off with a mat knife in the darkroom, while cutting mats to frame my photographs. A couple of days later I went into the health service to see if there was anything that needed to be done so it would heal properly. The bleeding had stopped days before and there was no sign of infection. The nurse said there was no indication of recent tetanus shot in my record, and I had to have one to keep using that clinic. I did not want it to begin with, and especially after reading the consent form that said a possible side effect was brain damage. Since she had said that I had to do it, I said I would, but under protest. As soon as I said that, she whipped the form out of my hand and said I didn't have to do it. That was at least 20 years ago, and so far no problems. Except there is still a little notch out of my finger.

Well, I set out to tell you what I do to boost my immune system, but now it's gotten too late and I've said too many other things. I'll have to do that later.
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 9:57:58 AM

DG....Naawwww...then I wouldn't have a place to vacation on work's dime!
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:32:53 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you have a fun Saturday.
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 12:59:05 AM

I got the hill planted. Now for the waiting game.
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 12:48:20 AM

db, It did move swiftly. It was actually warm out today too. :)

goldieolds, The best thing about peaches this year is that they've been putting the colorado peaches out next to the regular ones. I've been hearing a lot of Trader Joes commercials on the radio for frozen pre-cooked beans and pre-cooked rice :)

trugas, Yep, our immune systems are aging as I'm constantly being reminded of when I watch tv and the flu vaccine commercial comes on with Judith Light (Who's the Boss, OLTL) trying to convince the pharmicist that she's 65 or older. :)

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 11:57:42 PM

Thought of you when I was at Trader Joe's earlier tonight. They had a "basket" of plums for $3.99, I think it was. Also something similar with peaches.

Have a great weekend everybuddy. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 9:43:46 AM

Yes Goldie and as we age our immune systems are also aging. Can't jump up as far,if at all. LOL.

I get sick every winter (except last year) but made up for it this April. I do wipe off anyplace that other's hands touch in stores, carts, and scooters etc. I stay away from large crowds and try to stay healthy, as l really hate, hate, hate the flu.

I love fresh stone fruits especially. I buy a few of each every week and look forward to their harvests each year. You can keep your berries as long as there are apricots, peaches, plums around.

There are tart plums? Didn't know that.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 4:24:10 AM

GM all.

dg- May your work day pass by swiftly. :-)
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:57:23 AM

I've heard on the radio that gas prices have been dropping nationally. $3.39 is really low for CA, isn't it?

I like plums, too, but like you, DG, they usually lose out to the other fresh summer fruit like peaches, grapes, blueberries, etc. I only like the sweeter plums, though - don't like tart.

I like Lionel Ritchie, too.

The best defense against the flu and any other disease is to keep your immune system strong. Don't make it work harder by having to process unnecessary toxins in your environment and take immune supporting herbs and other supplements if/when needed. One example is echinacea (aka purple cone flower). And of course healthy fruits and veggies, preferably w/o sprays and chemicals on or in them. Think of your immune system like a hockey goalie, having to deflect everything that is thrown at it. The more that comes at it, the harder it has to work and the more chance things will get through.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:30:39 AM

Hi CO2. :)

three30, Ya gotta stop drinking so much. :)

trugas, Hope you stay healty. I love plums but there is too much fresh fruit here in the summer they tend to be the last that I choose. I think any meat or meat by product that is dependent on eating corn is likely to be expensive these days. :(

Dino, I think anything ove $2 is expensive. lol I like Lionel Ritchie. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:14:28 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG it's still expensive here at $3.59. New Martinsville tends to be slow to drop. Always.

co2 I remember that. It happened back in 2008. I've seen some of the pictures of the devastation over at Flickr. I was dealing with a different kind of disaster at the time. My Ex and I had just filed for divorce.

This week's edition of Dino's Jukebox comes from a man who got his start with the band The Commodores before taking on a successful solo career in the 1980s. In his later years, he has been a strong advocate for breast cancer research after his Grandmother was diagnosed with it. She fought it and lived to see her 103rd birthday. To date, he has raised over $3 million for the Brest Cancer Research Foundation. Here he is singing about the shift I work.

L - Lionel Richie - "All Night Long"
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:57:21 AM

I am hearing of a new strain of flu that has been making the rounds of teenagers and children, but now has started on adults. It is unknown strain, so isn't in the flu shot.

The ads have not given me any leads on going shopping, except one out of town, which has my favorite prune plum..it is called "Italian Empress" prune plum. l love them and prunes as well, but can't eat many. All l need is milk and fruit. Boy butter has gone crazy eh?

Our local gas prices keep going down as well. Now at $3.39 l think. Haven't checked this morning.

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:05:38 AM

Hi dirt girl,

Yesterday, as I was driving into Prairie Center, IL, I saw silver space ships flying in the yellow haze of the sun.
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 2:04:33 AM

Dino, there is a Parkersburg, IA, as well. A few years ago, a bunch of their residents lost their homes to flooding. No sooner did they get it cleaned up and back to halfway normal a tornado tore through the town, leaving all sorts of people homeless, again.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:49:40 PM

Dino, I enjoy both Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Gas here is about 3.19 average.

Hi goldieolds.

db, You were supposed to warn me that it was coming up. lol

Hi trugas.

MadDog, Maybe you should consider moving there. ;)
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:13:34 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

I have heard of Weed, CA. Didn't know it was named after a guy. Kind of like my hometown of Parkersburg, WV. It was named after Alexander Parker who lived in Carlisle, PA, but owned a lot of land in the area that is present day P'burg. Interesting fact, he never ever visited the area he's named after.

There has been a cold going around locally. The kids have had it and my body has ached the last few days as well. I hope I'm not next. It may be the change in the weather. At least it sounds like a good reason.

Gas is dropping slowly but surely here again. New Martinsville takes it's time sitting currently at $3.59, while 30 miles up the road in Moundsville it's $3.46. Still overpriced in my book. Then again, so wouldn't be $2.46.

Dino's Jukebox regular edition tomorrow night. If you remember the '70s group The Commodores, you'll have no trouble figuring out tomorrow's "L" artist. See you then.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 6:53:33 PM

DG...nope....don't leave til next Friday!

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:26:20 AM

Goldie l looked up Weed CA and found it was named after the founder Abner Weed. He built a lumber mill there which has been partially destroyed. The little old town was fun for me to walk around when l was stranded there with car problems, on my way to Oregon. The demographics said the population went down from 2000 in 2010. Under 3000 people. One can see why and l guess it will now go down even more.

Still l would imagine a good crop would help the population survive up there. I understand a whole lot of it is grown in No CA. I once wandered down a road where it became increasingly dangerous and was obvious that l needed to back out of there, which l did.



[Edited by: trugasCA at 9/17/2014 11:27:58 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 4:25:09 AM

GM all.Have a good Hump Day dg!
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:12:30 AM

Yo, how y'all doing?

I heard on the radio that there is a town in Cali named "Weed". At least that is what it sounded like. Really? I think it was regarding fires. I thought , we know what grows there, thinking of the common garden variety weeds. But now, as I type this, I'm thinking of another kind, as well. It is California, after all. ;)

Aloha!
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 1:50:39 AM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG maybe that's why he went Country. Some artists you just can't picture crossing over.

MD you're welcome.



With the Fall approaching, we have the syndicated shows coming back. My favorite, Jeopardy, is back for it's 31st season with Alex Trebek hosting. BTW the show originally debuted over 50 years ago on NBC with Art Fleming hosting. I gotta say, growing up on the Alex version I think he's done the show justice and it's stayed popular being the 2nd highest rated syndicated game show behind it's counterpart, Wheel Of Fortune.

It's interesting the game is played the same way it's been for nearly 50 years. Alex (and earlier, Art) gives you the answer. You have to come up with the correct question. There have only been a few minor rule changes in the Trebek era. Starting with season 2, you could not ring in until Alex finishes reading the answer. On the game board, there is a small set of lights that border the game board that is typically not seen by us the TV viewing audience. This is the contestants' indication that they may ring in with their response. This allows everyone to get a chance at reading the clue and it opens a good competitive element to the game if more than one contestant knows the correct question.

The second rule has been the money. When Jeopardy debuted in 1964, answer values ranged from $10-$50 in the first round and $20-$100 in the second round. This was changed in the brief 1977-78 run to $25-$125 and $50-$250 and again to $100-$500 and $200-$100 when Alex started hosting in 1984. When their 18th season started in the early 2000s, they doubled this amount to $200-$1000 and $400-$2000 where it is today. Contestants on average can win around $20,000 an episode.

The version in 1977-78 had several changes. The low scoring player was eliminated after each round and the last remaining contestant played "Super Jeopardy." A bonus round of sorts for $5,000. No final Jeopardy was played in that version.

The current version is played just like it was in 1964 and should stay that way in my opinion. Alex Trebek has grown back his signature moustache and has set up a Facebook and Twitter campaign on whether or not he keeps it.

Dry days continue here. Currently sitting in the upper 40s locally.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 1:09:42 AM

And there are plenty of weeds around my yard.
The Creeping Charlie is ridiculous!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 9:32:49 PM

Dino, Can't really picture Garth Brooks as a rocker. lol

CO2, That sounds about the right amount of time for it to start looking good. Lots of work keeping the weeds out of the area in the meantime. :)

db, A beautiful day here today. :)

trugas, It sounds very pretty. Glad you didn't have any pain. :)

MadDog, Hope your day went well. Are you home yet?

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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 12:34:09 PM

Dino....thanks!

DG....nothing unusual! LOL

Trugas....when was the last time you cleaned out your computer? If there is a lot of dust in it or blocking the fans, it may be overheating. If so, it is designed to shut down to protect the processor from overheating! Try getting a can of air from Walmart or somewhere and cleaning it out! Is it a laptop or a desktop?
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:26:49 AM

Thanks dirtgirl, l did move 3 over to join others of same salmon or apricot color, and l did put 3 in their spot of a yellow. So l am half done. I also moved a couple of mini snapdragons. So far not need for Advil.

It is foggy out this morning and I miss the morning sun as it always energizes me.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 4:24:35 AM

GM all.dg- Hope your Tuesday goes good as well.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 2:19:00 AM

My straw blanket and staples should be arriving via UPS, in a couple days. I'll be planting my hill with the wild flowers and prairie grass, really soon. I can't wait to see the results. They say it takes about 4 years to really get it to look like it's suppose to, once you have planted it.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:00:07 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

Tonight's edition of Dino's Jukebox was preempted from last Thursday. Thought we'd spin it tonight to keep the alphabet on schedule.

The first of the artists in this week's jukebox entry became a huge success as a Country artist. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he claims Rock was his first love, but felt he'd be more successful being a Country singer. As of June 2014, He has sold nearly 70 million albums in the US making him the most successful selling artist in any genre in the US since Nielsen Soundscan started tracking music sales in 1991. He sings lead covering a classic tune from the K entry of Dino's Jukebox.

The K artists have had a bit of success as well. They formed in 1973 in New York and have been known for their extravagant stage shows, their lavish costumes, and their unique face makeup. In 1983, still young music channel MTV got to do something that no one else had done with the band. Show them without makeup. They would go on to perform for a good few years without their makeup including in tonight's performance which comes from MTV's Unplugged performance in 1995. Here are the superstars collaborating for this tune.

K - KISS featuring Garth Brooks - "Hard Luck Woman"
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:43:14 PM

db, A fairly good day. :)

trugas, That's a thought. Hope you get all your bulbs planted. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 2:52:14 PM

My thoughts on why several stores have the same product on sale at the same time is, that they are given a discount or something.

Nice out and l am going to try to plant a few more bulbs. Have plenty of Advil on hand.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 4:27:30 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you have an easy Monday.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:48:44 PM

goldieolds, I'm getting the impression that it starts at that level too. :)

Hi Dino. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:38:15 PM

Good evening DG and Co.


It's Sunday evening and I think it's safe to say Fall is making it's way in here locally. Some of the trees are starting to show yellow leaves and the temps will drop into the upper 40s tonight.

It was a great Saturday locally. Took in the Oil & Gas Festival Band o Rama held at Tyler Consolidated High School. What this entails is several area high school marching bands competing based on there performance and appearance. Tyler does not compete in this because they are the host school. The competition starts off with the parade held in nearby Sistersville, WV. All of the bands are judged on their appearance and performance at the parade, and then to Tyler Consolidated's football field to perform their halftime show as it would be performed during a football game halftime. We seen 13 great bands perform including Hundred High School from SteelPenny's part of the Mountain State as well as Mrs. K and I's alma mater, Parkersburg South. Also included in the lineup was schools from neighboring towns and counties as well as George Washington High School from the Charleston area about 2 1/2 hours away. Not sure who won in the various categories as we took off right after Tyler performed because after the sun went down, so did the temperature. As a matter of fact, tonight is the first night I've not worn shorts to work since May.

All in all a good weekend for the sports as well. Victories from the high schoolers of Tyler Consolidated and Parkersburg South, college victories from WVU and Marshall, and most importantly, a basketball victory for Emily's team this weekend as well. She reported to me in a text that she had 2 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals. She's getting good at this and just three short months away from the new Middle School season.

The preempted Dino's Jukebox will spin tomorrow night. Two big names for the "K" entry that excelled in their respective genres. See you then.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 5:15:55 AM

DG, yes, I've been noticing that for quite a while, and figure it starts at a distributor level. Although I don't really know how it's structured. We could ask DI; he'll know. Or look it up. LOL.

That's good news that it'll be warmer soon.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 3:33:37 AM

goldieolds, Kind of interesting how things like that go on sale at lots of stores at the same time. :)

trugas, Your potlucks sure sound good. We will be back in the 70's for highs about midweek. :)

CO2, Since most of the summer has been cool it would be nice to have normal temps (70's for us) for this time of year. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 1:34:08 AM

It has been on the cool side, lately. I'm loving this weather, though.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 8:02:56 PM

One day of 91, and now back into the 70's. Big sigh.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:47:14 AM

Hey dirt girl , we just got these 90's after a long cool summer, so l am not willing to share just yet. Smiles.

My computer is acting up again. Aggravating. Shutdown without warning me this morning.
Checked it out and was just updating but normally tells me it will happen in 10 minutes etc, and didn't this time, so l was suspicious.

I have lots of chicken left over from yesterday's potluck, so no cooking today. Will have a chicken sandwich for lunch and heat more for dinner. l also brought home potato salad.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 5:50:50 AM

Hi all.

DG, I thought I wrote this somewhere, but don't see it. L&B have the Trident salmon patties and other fish products on sale for 2 for $10. It doesn't say "BOGO" so I assume you don't have to buy two to get it for $5.

Have a nice weekend!


[Edited by: goldieolds at 9/13/2014 5:51:49 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 3:05:07 AM

Hi all. Hope everyone has a good weekend. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 2:13:22 AM

In honor of 9/11, my phone was on airplane mode.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:44:52 PM

Good evening all

Dirt Girl I have never flown, but had considered it. Then 9/11 happened.

trugas something that was mentioned on the radio show I listen to in the morning that holds true. It seems like as the years pass, the memories tend to fade. I will always remember that day and how significant it was. A sign that we weren't invincible or untouchable, but when you sucker punch us, watch out.
Thanks for the shared sentiments on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

I decided with today being the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I'd skip Dino's Jukebox this week. I do have a tune lined up for this week's entry, I figured we'll pick it up next week.

I do have a tune for today. A video on one of my favorite Patriotic songs. Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" comes to mind. Alan Jackson's "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" comes to mind as well. I thought I'd go a bit further back to the early '80s. One of my favorites from this guy and a cool home made video to go with it. Have a great weekend buddies.

Charlie Daniels Band - "In America"
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:29:58 PM

trugas, Hopefully some of your 90's will make it this way. :)

goldieolds, Yes, the company is based in Mpls and they all lived in the TC area.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 9:06:54 AM

DG, I hope that trend doesn't continue -- temp drop of 48ยบ in 48 hours, etc. ;-/

Was "home" for the friend who had to land in Chicago here in TC? Then, at the very least they didn't have to drive cross country.

I was at home, actually trying to go to sleep, with the t.v. on. Like everyone else, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. CNN was reporting as it was happening. They didn't even know what it was yet, thought it might have been a small private plane, as I recall. Lots of mayhem.

First I called my niece to wish her Happy Birthday. It was her 21st. Found out she had been in NYC the day before, for a job interview. So glad she was back at school in Philadelphia by then. Then I called some friends here in town (a couple, so just one call to the two of them). I told them what was happening and to turn on their t.v.

So for me, I think the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Sept. 11 will always be my niece's birthday, and the second will be the tragedy. But if it's expressed as 9-11, then I think of the tragedy only.

A couple of years before, that same niece had started an organization at her college to collect spare change from other college students, to donate to charity. They had been donating to local Philadelphia charities, but then did a big drive to raise money for the 9-11 fund, and raised an impressive amount of money.

I have a very close, long time friend who at that time was working for the National Red Cross office in disaster services, based in the DC.-VA area. Part of her job was planning for disaster relief operations, and another part was being on site coordinating the operations. Usually it was hurricanes, and there was enough warning for her to already be on site when the disaster hit. But of course, in this case there was no warning, so she wasn't there when it happened. But she was there in the aftermath, and I know it affected her very deeply. Keep in mind that she had witnessed many disasters first-hand. She retired not long after that.

Sad day. We remember.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 7:14:27 AM

Our country is tilted. Your temperature is going down, while ours is going up. Finally we are having summer. 90's tomorrow. We have had few of those this year.

Speaking of our country, yes Dino l remember exactly. I was home and turned on the TV and thought it was some sort of movie of the plane hitting to building. I was stunned when l heard them talking and I became aware that this was real, tho l still had a hard time grasping that such a thing could actually happen. Crazy and unbelievable. Then sickening. Frightened by the audacity of it. Our country is not attacked, and in such a way. The building seemed to dissolve. A most scary, unbelievable and horrible day.

So much so, that when we planned our "pot luck" and today was chosen, l said NO. It is unseemly even this much later, to celebrate and have fun on the anniversary of the day so many died.
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