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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2005 10:35:15 PM

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beachnut
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 7:30:59 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...We're right behind you...I drove through some of the heaviest rain yesterday that I ever care to do! Three different times in three different places in West Michigan! We have really needed rain and this was a big help. Guess we will also see temps up near 90 by the end of the week...high humidiy, no doubt, too. Not my favorite weather.

Off to work again and then to the cottage for the dirty linens and some cleaning.

Have a happy hump day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:18:13 AM

Hi Beach!

You ARE having some wonderful days. So happy for you and Duane! :-))

We had some of the most intense thunderstorms in recent memory Monday afternoon and evening. Strong lightning and the loudest thunder. AND the heaviest rain. Reports of over 3.5 inches of rain at the airport, and that was from just two main waves of storms to pass.76° this morning, into the low 90s again today.

Have a great Tuesday Beach!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 7:45:19 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

The weekend started w/ 18 holes of golf on Friday, followed by a nice dinner out at Red Lobster...AND the best gift anyone could give to someone...confirmation that our friendship is more than a "you and me" thing, but an "Us" thing!

Next day, I got to his house about 2pm. We did some individual things and then decided to go blackberry hunting. Along the way, we found a pretty good sized cemetery and Duane wanted to wonder through it to get more ideas and pictures to make his final decision about the headstone for his late wife. Never found the berries, but went home, grilled chicken for dinner, etc.

Next day, he invited me to go to church with him, which I did. We then went back roads home in search of a nice place to put his canoe in the Muskegon River. Saw one of the oddest plantings I think I've ever seen...20-25 foot tall plants growing on a string! Out by the street was a sign that indicated u-pick hops. Is that what I saw???

Anyway, we went home, changed clothes, and went out in his "back 40" wild area and tended a few of his very special trees...ones he started from seed brought back from family in Europe! Special walnut trees...family heirlooms!

We then had a bite to eat, got the canoe and everything loaded and went for a canoe ride on the Muskegon River. We both got a bit sunburned, but not too bad. The weather couldn't have been better! And so much to see!

Right after church, we got a couple of small venison roasts out of the freezer and I put all the things needed for stew into the slow cooker for our dinner later. I have NEVER made anything like this from venison! I guess I did okay because Duane couldn't stop raving about it! He had 2 large helpings!!! Wow! Where did that inspiration come from???

All in all...a TERRIFIC weekend!

Now,it's off to work again.

Have a sensational day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 6:49:15 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

I'm here for just a moment! I'm heading home to change clothes and leave for work. I've had THE BEST weekend...with Duane!!! He's the best!

Have a happy day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:18:25 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...It's so late, and I have stories! I'll have to tell you about our day, tomorrow!

The pics were great! I'll send you some of us!

Have a delightful rest of your evening, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 10:02:04 AM

Hi Beach!

So glad you had a terrific birthday. Your birthday dinner sounds delicious! :-))

81° this morning, into the low 90s today.

Have a great Sunday Beach!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:02:46 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Yes, I saw that you sent emails...haven't had a chance to open and I have been extending my birthday celebration at Duane's. Yes, we had a lot of fun playing ALL 18 holes!!! Not a difficult course and we used a cart...so we didn't tire too quickly. I did really bad! But the best part for me is that I had several holes I only 2 putted! That's about a miracle for me!!!

We grilled chicken, had green beans from his BIG garden and an Italian Potato and Cheese dish. Later, we'll have a bit of dessert...one raspberry on a disk of chocolate...each!

Thank you SO much for the well-wishes, I really appreciate them.

Have a splendid evening, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 10:42:26 AM

Hi Beach

Welcome to your weekend!

So, how'd the golf game go? Did Duane take you out for dinner afterwards, or did you two celebrate at home?

Send you two e-mails.

Hope the celebration of your birthday continues all weekend. This time, doing the things you'd choose to do. (smile)

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 11:03:10 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Thanks for the birthday wishes!

You'll have to send me the pic. I don't have that channel, so I don't know these stars. But what a rare opportunity to meet and get pics...and on her birthday!

My birthday is shaping up to be not what I'd really like to do! I agreed to play a round of golf w/ Duane. I haven't played in FOREVER! I used a 3 wood to "mow" down a bunch of tall weeds at the cottage yesterday. I didn't think I had the strength or coordination for this anymore...LOL I'm just not too excited about this activity. I have NO idea why I lost my enthusiasm, but it happened decades ago! My dad was a huge golfer and I LOVED playing w/ him, but when it came time to pay for this myself, I guess that's when I realized I'd rather spend my money on things more to my liking!

I'll let you know how all comes out.

Have a great day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 9:43:55 AM

Hi Beach

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day. Wishing you many, many more!

Enjoy! :-))

{{{hugs}}}

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:52:56 AM

Hi Beach!

Work, work, work. You need to slow down...lol. Hope Duane joins you at the cottage this evening. Maybe you'll relax then. :-))

The biggest thrill Linda had on her birthday was to meet Ron and Amy Shirley at Lizard Lick Towing. They star in a zany reality tv show on truTV. Got a pic with them.

81° this morning, to near 90° today.

Have a great Wednesday Beach!
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:29:15 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Duane is home now for a while...I hope! I got to see him for a short while and he took the dogs and headed home. I'm hoping he'll meet me at the cottage tomorrow evening. I already know work will keep me late tomorrow...darn!

We FINALLY, FINALLY got a bit of rain at my house today! It is so much cooler, too.

Have a relaxing evening, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 10:51:46 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...I would take a good long rest! Partying at our ages is exhausting! LOL!!!

I'm at the cottage, but heading for home in a bit as we have been getting rain! FINALLY! Next guests arrive on Thurs.

Have a terrific day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:19:33 AM

Hi Beach!

Welcome to a new week!

We had quite the birthday celebration weekend for Linda and Amy. So today, I'm taking it easy. :-))

75° this morning, into the mid-80s with thunderstorms likely today.

Have a great week Beach!
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:43:59 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

This has been a very nice weekend! But humidity is to return today..yuk!

I put up several jars of dill pickles yesterday after work. Before work, I went to our local farmer's market to get the dill I needed. I knew it was going to be very busy w/ VERY little convenient parking. I thought I'd try for one anyway and followed several cars into the parking area w/ no real hope of finding one. What did happen, though, is one of the vendors was walking past me to his booth and I just happened to spot a basket of what looked like dill. Sure enough it was! So, without getting out of my car, I bought a bunch and off to work I went! Luckily, we have large empty coolers and my dill was in wonderful shape by the time I had to go home.

Off to the cottage today until tomorrow.

Have a fantastic day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 9:26:10 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...after work today, I'm going to try to make refrigerator pickles. Duane brought over so many cukes...the kind for dills...I am "forced" to do this...LOL

Off to work and maybe stop for some dill at the farmer's market.

Have a wonderful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 6:53:05 AM

Hi Billo8 and buddies

Bril...doing this on my new tablet.
I want to wish Happy Birthday to Linda and Amy! I didn't realize we have children so close in age....Aren's 30th is a month from yesterday.

Looks like I'll be able to keep my driving jobs. ...got my license renewed. ... LOL!

Now to get ready for work.

Have a super day buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 5:50:08 AM

Hi Beach!

TGIF to you!

Today is Linda's and Amy birthday. Amy turns to big 3-0. lol Linda and I are leaving for Raleigh this morning. Will return tomorrow in time to prepare Amy's requested birthday dinner. ..Dad's baked chicken wings. Son will join us for dinner and ice cream cake.

Good to have Duane back, at least for a day. :-))

73° this morning, to mid-80s her and in Raleigh today. No real chance of rain until tomorrow.

Have a fun Friday and a great weekend Beach!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:16:17 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...I'll bet you'll like the beans. Still no rain at HOME! However, I drove through a torrential downpour yesterday afternoon about 15 miles west of home. How no accidents happened is a miracle!!! And Storm fizzled before it got to my house!!

DUANE'S BACK! At least for one day! I get to have the doggies while he's gone, though. He's headed for Nashville to a wedding. His sister's will be there and I bet he'll get an ear-full...LOL! (They love me)

So...I'm home and doing some errands and a bit of cleaning, waiting for my guy to get here!

Have a terrific day, buddies

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[Edited by: beachnut at 8/6/2014 9:17:42 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 8:50:17 AM

Hi Beach!

Beach, man calling for more showers today. I'll do what I can to get you some! lol

Thanks for that recipe. We use lots of garlic salt & olive oil. But have never tried green beans this way. But we will now. Sounds delicious! thanks!

Have a terrific Tuesday Beach!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 7:50:22 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Could you send some of that rain our way? Things are pretty dry around here. Actually, forecast calls for thunderstorms today, maybe even tomorrow...we NEED it!

Green beans...new way to prep: coat w/ olive oil, sprinkle garlic salt or other favorite spice(s), and stick in oven 400 degrees for about 30 min...YUM!

OFf to work, now!

Have a fun day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 8:37:20 AM

Hi Beach!

Glad you were able to get in touch with Duane. And now, fresh vegetables too! I'm sure you're anxious to see Duane again on Tuesday.

We've had three days of rain. More today. 75° this morning, but only into the upper 70s today.

Have a great week Beach!
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 7:36:37 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Cottage cleaning was easy and my guests showed up a bit early giving me the opportunity to get over to Duane's house.... no Duane, though...so I could get into his big garden and pick stuff. Glad I did that last night as it was comfortable. Today is heating up a bit and won't be as nice. Anyway, I picked green beans...about a half bushel, cucumbers, the kind for pickles...more than a peck, a couple of onions, a couple of tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers and a very small bunch of broccoli. Now, I have to find takers for all these! I don't have much freezer space for all the beans!

Anyway, Duane allowed me to stay at his house to save on time, energy to tend the garden. He won't be back here until late Tues. Getting into the garden has helped me not miss him quite so much.

Now to finish the cleaning of his frig and pack to go home! Such a LIFE!

Have a great day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 8:51:32 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...You are so right! He has a smart phone, but he hasn't spent a lot of time learning it. I did finally get a text from him at 10am yesterday and all seemed well. I never talked to him until 3:30! He apologized and we got caught up a bit. So...all is well. I like the idea of the Apple app....wonder if Android has something like that.

I head to the cottage this am for the next cleaning. It's a nice day and makes the job so pleasant....dragging all the linens back and forth.

Have a super day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 10:06:56 AM

Hi Beach!

So why couldn't you talk with him??? Surely he has a cell phone. And he's got power back. Can you text him?? If he happened to have an iPhone, you could verify his location via Apple's "find friend" app. We use it quite often, esp when our children are traveling.

Well, hope you hear from Duane soon. I know that will make your weekend much, much better!

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 9:23:29 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Really depressed NOW!!! Couldn't even TALK to my guy yesterday and so far, not this am! What do you do if you can't get in touch w/ your loved one??

Nice and sunny here and should be moderately warm as I go out to my Saturday job.

Have a grand day, buddies

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 3:21:47 PM

Hi Beach!

You've a mover and a shaker! lol As for the market, I just close my eyes, or look the other way! LOL. Good buying opportunity for folks with cash to invest. Market will come back. Always has.

Have a great weekend Beach!
:-)

[Edited by: Brillo8 at 8/1/2014 3:24:39 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:48:04 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...didn't work too hard, but I feel I got a lot accomplished. Got rid of some things in my garage, went to SOS for info on changes to road laws, tried not to get too depressed about the market! LOL!

Now off to work...and I've been so deprived this week w/ no Duane, no cottage...LOL! Duane returns on Tue evening, the cottage will be rented next week, too....boohoo.

Have a joyous day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:40:26 AM

Hi Beach!

Don't work too hard...after all, it is a day OFF...lol

Have a great Thursday Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:53:44 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Didn't a call for work today, so I will work at home! Certainly have more to do than time to do it! LOL

Have a wonderful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:41:09 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...you're right! Could have been worse. Duane left Monday morning for his property near Detroit to spend the week working on it. When he got there, there was no power, a few windows had holes in them. A storm went through there Sunday and knocked out power and big hail was reported. He just got power late yesterday afternoon. Now, he can get his work underway!

BTW, Duane said Lk MI was not even 50 degrees!!! Didn't even know I could tolerate that much cold to swim. Needless to say, I didn't get my hair wet! LOL

I'm off to work!

Have a delightful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:21:56 AM

Hi Beach!

Yes. various images of my NC hero Jim Tom Hedrick. Many, esp those who have never seen the series "Moonshiners", think it's really ME! LOL.

Lake M that cool already?! Wow.

He had a huge, intense rain yesterday around 4pm. And Linda and I were caught out in it. But it could have been worse. About 20 miles SE of us, they had golf ball sized hail. Caused lots of damage.

A somewhat pleasant 72° this morning. Only to 84° today.

Have a great Tuesday Beach!
:-)

[Edited by: Brillo8 at 7/29/2014 9:22:26 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:55:27 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Taking the day off so I can go to the gym...I pick up a friend and she hasn't been able to go the past few weeks so I changed my day this week.

Nice and cool here! This has been a nice summer here so far!

Have a great day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:57:37 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

BRIL..You are changing you avatar a lot lately, I see. Yes, fun and work...guess I like it like that...lol!

New guests at the cottage arrived from Richmond VA...they're so happy to get away from temps and high humidity. After I showed them around the cottage, I did what I like to make a usual thing...jump into Lk MI to cool off. The lake was barely tolerable...burrrr. Very unusual!

Off to work.

Have a delightful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 6:41:24 AM

Hi Beach!

Sunday was Warren's (aka ItisAJeepThing) 71st birthday. Another GB friend JaniBop made the sign. She does great graphics (she did my "Brillo as a Pirate")

Continuing to balance fun with chores, I see. Nice!

A real muggy 82° already this morning. Into the mid 90s, with severe thunderstorms this afternoon, evening.

Have a great week Beach!
:-)

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 12:38:55 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...who's birthday? My granddaughter's was yesterday...9yrs. Sure growing up!

Back at the cottage after a fun evening w/ Duane. He bought a reasonably priced, decent kayak yesterday. We went to a small lake near his house and tried it out. We are both impressed and had great fun! It will be great to do more with it.

Cleaning is going well and new people will arrive later this pm. Then, I do this next Sunday.

Have a splendid day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:06:17 AM

Hi Beach

Have a FUN Sunday!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 3:06:10 PM

Hi Brillo8 and Buddies

Bril...too bad storms/loud noises scare BJ. We aren't too terribly warm but it's muggy. I am on my way to Duane's to either canoe or kayak.

Have a super day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:52:18 AM

Hi Beach

Welcome to the weekend!

Our rains were certainly welcomed. Could do without the thunder and lightning though. Scares little BJ.

Have a great weekend Beach. Try not to work so hard!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:40:31 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...YEs, I'll enjoy the day! CLEANING! I'm most worried about Sunday morning...after 7 adults and 2 little kids leave my place and I have to have it ready for the afternoon. I'm thinking about finding help...Something I've not done since Larry helped.

So, you got rain! Hope that was a good thing. My sister is in a 7yr drought in CA!

We have cool temps...LOVE IT!

Have a wonderful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:24:13 PM

Hi Beach!

A race named in her honor?! Gee, that's quite an honor.
:-))

82° currently. We had wave after wave of thunderstorms Thursday. Lots of thunder, lightning a rain. Oh boy, did we get some rain. Over two inches..

Even though it's time to say goodbye to your sis, hope you enjoy your Friday ....and weekend!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:41:16 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...today is the day to say, "So long," to my sister. But we will see each other again in Sept for the horse races at Churchill Downs. She will have a race named in her honor.

Absolutely gorgeous here! Very little humidity.

Have a delectable day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:38:50 AM

Hi Beach!

I know you're sorry to see her leave. But I can see she had a wonderful visit, full of activities.
:-))

77° currently, up to 92°, with severe thunderstorms possible today.

Enjoy your Thursday Beach!
:-)



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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:31:04 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Thanks, we are having a super time. Stayed Monday night with Duane's sister and BIL and then to the cottage. The wind picked up on the Big Lake and we just went for a ride. The motor wasn't behaving, either. Duane stayed the night and helped me fix some minor problems...YEAH! Love to get little tasks done! My sister is helping clean windows...I'm ever so grateful for her help.

We will go back to GR this pm and get her ready for her trip home... :(

Have a happy hump day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:47:21 AM

Hi Beach,

Beach, appears you and your sister had a terrific trip. Have a fun time at the cottage. ..and good luck with the fishing!

Have a Happy Hump Day Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 6:23:59 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

We got to Bloomington and were very warmly greeted by Duane's sister and later her husband. We had a tour of the some of the city...much of it is State Farm or Illinois State University. Seems like a terrific place to live!

We will be off to the cottage in a few hours and I'll be getting things ready to stay a couple of nights and, of course, to go fishing.

Have a fabulous day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:02:17 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

A quick trip to the cemetery, a short visit w/ another cousin, and then, on our way NORTH!

I will have an overnight stop at one of Duane's sister's in Bloomington/Normal. Hope we get off early tomorrow, we're going fishing tomorrow night!

Hope you have a splendid day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:06:34 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

I'm going to McDonald's for sausage biscuit and GOOD coffee! Then, to cemetery for sister's benefit on her mother's birthday. Then on to meet some cousins, a stroll through Lincoln's New Salem Historical State Park. Tonight meet w/ more cousins and we will get packing!

Looking for a great day!

Have one yourselves, buddies

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beachnut
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:29:43 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Now in central IL surrounded by the tallest corn you can imagine! Funky hotel...which has a bit of trouble keeping up with the times. MEager continental breakfast where the donuts look like their from last year! Juices are all from powder...yuck! No eggs or meat...BUT biscuits and gravy! Oh, well!

Guess we'll be shopping for plastic flowers today. She buys these every year for the grave.

Have a splendid day, buddies

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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 10:57:55 AM

Hi Beach

Glad your sister arrived safely. Have a nice trip!

:-)
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