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John25

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2007 7:55:16 AM

org_elizard, from the Greensboro, has become a regular and almost achieved 500,000.

I think it's about time to give org_elizard a place to say hello to all GBs!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 1:47:53 AM

Good morning org!

Still offering to share the water. Have plenty and lots of extra. Prepping for next year's fun.

Enjoyed sending the multi chicken recipe to over a dozen that requested it. The 3 separate variations plus the flavor give this a near 5 star rating. Wish it could be served to all to taste and rate.

After seeing an episode of the original Star Trek (1966-1969) and one from a fabulous Criminal Minds, it was time to head outdoors. Lots of trimming flowerless leaves and dead heading to keep those in bloom.

Watered the flowers and tomatoes. Getting 4 and 5 nicely plump and well ripened tomatoes daily Have about 60 left. The tops have been cut of and all suckeres are removed.

Finished the last section of the lawn. It looks well manicured. The wildflowers have 5 different blooming flowers. Those are annuals like Johnny Jump ups, cosmos, sweet alyssum, crimson clover, and an unknown variety. Many others are still growing. The perennials should bloom next summer.

Took a ride early afternoon to cruise down US Rt 3. Wanted to see how the area trees were doing colorwise. All have a tinge on the higher elevations. None down low.

Got to take some pix of the mtns and some further calender pix of the town. It felt like the hottest day of the year.

The temp was 82° (28°C) , the dew point 70° (21°C) and the humidity 70%. Lots of t-storms were 60-80 (96 to 128 km) miles south of my area.

Civil twilight is 5:40 AM EDT. Night is 8:50 PM.

Sunrise: 6:10 AM. Set: 7:20 PM.

Length of day: 13h 07m. Length of visible light: 14h 07m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 63° (17°C), the high is to be 77° (28°C). Had a good rainfall 1.69" and t-storms overnight.

Have a fabulous day!

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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:02:27 PM

Good Evening Org elizard!!

*Limited time offer beginning Monday September 1, 2014 12:00am ET and concluding on Tuesday September 30, 2014 11:59pm ET. Double points are only available for reporting gas prices only either on GasBuddy.com or through the GasBuddy mobile app. Points will be applied to the points balance for use in the daily draw, and will also be included with the overall points totals for rankings. Daily allotted earnings for reporting gas prices will also be doubled and capped at 2,000 points per day.

This was on there email to me.

I got jip today. I only got 1400 points for my gas prices. They owe me 600
more points. Guess I'll have to send them an email to get them. I post on
my phone first this morning only got a 1000 points. Just saw 400 points
more after stopping by here this evening. Total points for today was 1725 points. Go figure.......

Enjoy your evening while having fun in Life................

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 8:18:54 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, Nice trip to winery (and I am not a wine drinker); my wife's hairdresser in getting married!
Very hot and humid here today!

TUrtLE A multi-pleura of Velella velella! No stinging like other jellies?

Farful, Survived first sch00l day of September!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:11:40 AM

Good morning org_elizard!
 
Welcome to first school day of September!
 
Have a terrific Tuesday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 8:12:07 AM

Good Morning org,
KHF also has Max, a miniature mule and Annie Oakley, a goat. I have met them all except Odie.

Look carefully.
This is a photo of valella jellyfish taken by Ken Gagne and posted on the county web site.

From USA Today.
Ocean-goers up and down the West Coast have spent weeks photographing thousands of mysterious sea creatures washing up on seashores from Washington to California, reports CNN.

Called Velella velella, or "by-the-wind sailors," the silver-purple sea creatures that vaguely resemble jellyfish are typically found well out in the ocean, but experts say not to worry, unusually strong winds are the likely culprit.

The small creatures have a tiny fin that acts a bit like a sail, allowing them to float along the ocean's surface. And while breezes tend to take them well out to sea, they can occasionally be carried onto shore if conditions are just right

Here is a close up of a tiny Valella. When I used to walk on "my" beach I would see them.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:41:16 AM

Good morning, org,

How was the trip to the winery? Somebuddy else is getting married? You just had a wedding in your family!

I'll be taking Mom to WM this morning and then I need to stop at PetSmart on my way home. Not too busy a morning; in fact, not too busy a week either! :)

have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:14:06 AM



On this date, in 1666, the great fire of London broke out, destroying much of the city, including St. Paul's Cathedral.

Welcome to The first Tuesday of September, MidnightSun!
Thanks for offering to share, may have to take you up on the offer!
Starting of the month month with some great bargains!
Make today a wonderful day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 2:02:32 AM

Good morning org!

Had nearly 2.4" inches of rain in August. Usually is much drier. Millions of gallons of water flow out to sea. Bring a 10,000 gal trailer, or more. Have extra. Will share.

Went to Littleton to get away from the 144th Lancaster State Fair traffic. It is the largest event in the North Country Labor Day w/e. The largest event of the year are the fireworks July 4th at the Mt Washington Grand Hotel.

Stopped in Rite as soon as they opened. My pal the mgr said after Aug 31 summer items would be 75% off list price.

Had my eye on a double awning canopy. Each side can be raised another 3' 6" to give the covered canopy 15' 4" long. On sale for a nice price of $32.50. List was $129.99 all season.

Went to WM for some fat free sliced cheese. Was disappointed it has been discontinued. Brought two 1 lb tubs of cottage cheese. $2.02 ea.

Went to Shaw's and stocked upon condensed cream of mushroom & chicken soup. 12 oz cans are on sale for 75¢ ea. Bought 10 of each to add to the 8 there are in stock.

Bought a 6 piece pkg of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99 a lb. Have been playing w/a recipe for two weeks to make the finest chicken parmesan, sauceless cutlets, or w/a creamy sauce.

Write to me and I'll send you the complete recipe for all three. Prep 25 mins. Cook 20 mins. Ready in 1 hr or less. Recipe makes 4 servings. Very easy to make. Worthy of the Bon Appétit restaurants.

Had A fantastic Labor Day of cooking, w/plenty of R&R, a temp of 81° (27°C), 70° dew point and a humidity of 71%.

Civil twilight is 5:40 AM EDT. Night is 8:50 PM.

Sunrise: 6:10 AM. Set: 7:20 PM.

Length of day: 13h 10m. Length of visible light: 14h 10m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 63° (17°C), the high is to be 82° (28°C) w/a 60% chance of rain and t-storms.

Have a wonderful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 8:07:09 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

TUrtLE, @(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ are becoming the traveling bears!
KHF must have her hands full with all of those critters!

Farful, That must have been a blow to the people of Japan! Don't know how they came back, but they did!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:08:41 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Such an overwhelming disaster for Japan. Difficult to comprehend.
 
Happy safe Labor Day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:54:37 AM

Good Morning org,
You're welcome.

It has been so quiet here the last few days. I sent @(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ to California in a Turtle taxi to visit their grandma, KHF.

Here is a photo of them in grandma's tree that I took on one of our prior visits. Shelly was with them then, but this visit she stayed home in OR to keep me company.

Riley on the right was excited because he likes to climb trees and now he had someone to climb with him
The other kitty pictured is Chloe.

Here we have Carly, Gideon and Odie. The Boys hadn't met Odie yet.

Let's not forget about Eve.

Grandma KHF sure had a houseful this weekend.

@(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ will be returning home sometime later today.

Happy Labor Day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:46:02 AM



On this date, in 1923, a devastating earthquake struck the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. Nearly 150,000 people were killed and more than two million left homeless.

Welcome Labor Day 2014, Silverhand, MidnightSun, and Claudie!

Silverhand, Thanks for the Sunday Funnies!

MidnightSun, We are very dry here; need some rain! Leaves have been falling for the last three weeks.
Nice, easy going day!
Make it a pleasant Labor Day!

Claudie, Going to visit a winery after lunch, to l00k over for a wedding.

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:29:02 AM

Good morning, org,

Happy Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer!

Yes, ALWAYS too much traffic in Atlanta, but this weekend there was waaaaaaay more! :(

Nothing special planned for here today. There might be a thing or 2 for me to do, but I pretty much got everything done yesterday. I guess I'll just be hangin' around then. :)

Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 1:56:16 AM

Good morning org!

Food prices are going outta sight. We see more R&R. Like a mini vacay.

Enjoyed a most restful Sunday. Passed on mowing the lawn for some catch up w/inside cleaning. Caught upon paperwork, relaxed and watched some TV series on Netflix. Also saw on PBS "Ask This Old House"

Then it was time to water the fruit and flowers. We had a trace of rain overnight. The walkway had the color moist with dampness and the cars had droplets on them. It rained lightly for some hours later at 2 PM.

Walked to the foot of the drive, looked and listened. Nothing but the forest tree up and down the mtn. Only the occasional rustle of leaves were heard in the 2.5 mph (4 kph) gust of wind.

Did notice the ferns and brackens of the forest on my 15 acres are getting yellow and brown. Lots of leaf tips also are turning color. Autumn arrives here in three short weeks.

This is the big w/e of the 144th Annual Lancaster State Fair. Tens of thousands each day will go to this agricultural fair to take in the harvest exhibits, tractor pulls, monster trucks, the games of the Midway, rides, and the grandstand shows.

New this year is wrestling; pro men's bouts, including women matches, and tag teams. Video clip is at the bottom of the above link. Staying home to avoid the traffic crowds, R&R, and chase rabbits out of the property.

Listened to the afternoon baseball game on the internet. Picked two red tomatoes. Then washed the cars in the 3 hours of light rain.

Civil twilight is 5:38 AM EDT. Night is 8:52 PM.

Sunrise: 6:08 AM. Set: 7:22 PM.

Length of day: 13h 13m. Length of visible light: 14h 13m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 65° (18°C), the high is to be 81 (27°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:31:00 AM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Agnes
Wizard of Id

Have a great week!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:11:06 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and Farful!

Claudie, It's always g00d to be with family, large or small!
I understand staying away from traffic; of course there is t00 much traffic in Atl any day!

Farful, Mary Ann's death was tragic!
Hopeiong for a sm00ther, c00ler September!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:08:19 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, How gruesome for Mary Ann Nicholls!
 
Hope you have a sm00th September!
 
Welcome to last Sunday of August!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:56:38 AM

Good morning, org,

Had a good time at my brother's house yesterday, though the 'crowd' was extra small (for our gatherings); I think there were 12 or 13 of us there, which included 3 kids. Thankfully Mom's 3 adult kids were there (including me) and their spouses, and at this point, to me, THAT'S what most important. :)

It won't be a busy day for us today (it usually isn't on the day after a get-together). Race weekend continues here (the race track is only about 10 miles west of us), so hubby and I will definitely be staying home (not that we had plans to go out today anyway); between the holiday and the race, there are waaaaay too many people down by our interstate exit (where there's an outlet mall and lots and lots of eating places). Not a hard decision to make at all. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:28:37 AM



On this date, in 1888, Mary Ann Nicholls, considered to be Jack the Ripper's first victim, was found murdered in London.

Welcome to Sunday, MidnightSun and TUrtLE1625!

MidnightSun, Prices are certainly on the rise!
Nice weather for an relaxing aftern00n.
Make it a splendid day!

TUrtLE, Thanks for today's early movie!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:20:26 AM

Good Morning org,

Your Sunday movie is, A Lifetime Wish For You. by Jacqueline Ramm.

The song is "I Will Be Here For You" by Michael W. Smith.

Note that there is text to read as well as the background vocal song. You may find it easier to choose one or the other. There is a final frame after the credits.

May you be blessed!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:47:53 AM

Good morning org!

Had a relaxing day, No mowing. A loud police whistle blown into the phone will give you a great laugh and satisfaction. :o

Enjoyed another episode of "Criminal Minds." Have become a big fan quickly. Watch this show first over my other faves such as "Lost Girl," "Everyone Loves Raymond" "CSI," "Law and Order," etc. It has the impact that is enjoyed in a police themed series..

Laid down to take a nap. Don't think sleep was actually achieved. Did rest my mind and body for nearly 90 minutes. That counts for at least relaxation.

Played some hours of StarCraft: Brood War. Humanity soon becomes caught in a war between the Protoss and the Zerg, which culminates with the death of the Zerg leader, the Overmind, on the Protoss homeworld of Aiur.

StarCraft: Brood War is a real time strategy game still praised even today as one of the best games in history. L=http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/sc/]The original site.[/L]

Loaded up the Dart w/recyclables. Could have delayed the ride, wanted to rid the accumulating glass, tin cans, and paper products. Did not notice what the featured free item(s) were. It was at 10 AM.

Took the ride to Whitefield. Wanted to see my pal the meat mgr. He took the long w/e off. No deals again this w/e. Can see all that stores prices are inching up.

The Corp Office which is an oil Company in VT has sent all 14 stores a memo that profits are down and to raise prices. This is according to the deli mgr. Can see all the retail prices increasing. 93% lean hamburger is now $4.99 a lb.

Returned home to sit in the sun and enjoy the serenity of this area. The temp climbed to 77, a 56% humidity and a wonderful 49° (9.4°C) dew point.

Also enjoyed watching the flowers, butterflies, hummers, and the yellow jackets landing and taking off from the last cairn in my property. They remind me of the jets on a carrier going and returning from patrol.

Civil twilight is 5:37 AM EDT. Night is 8:54 PM.

Sunrise: 6:07 AM. Set: 7:24 PM.

Length of day: 13h 16m. Length of visible light: 14h 16m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 62° (16°C), the high is to be 76 (24°C). Chance of T-storms, 50% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:43:31 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and Farful!

Claudie, I trust everyone enjoyed the gathering and traveled safely home afterwards!

Farful, You be welcome!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:44:54 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Thank you for sharing historical event from 1533. It seems clear now.
 
Happy Labor Day weekend!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:04:10 AM

Good morning, org,

Today will not be a stay-at-home day for me. Hubby and I will pick up Mom about 10:30 and then drive up to my brother's house for a late summer family get-together (he lives about 45 minutes northeast of where Mom lives). My sister and her husband will definitely be there, but I'm not sure who else is coming; usually this gathering is a little smaller than the one we have at my house in late Spring. It'll be good to see everybuddy today. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:34:07 AM



On this date, in 1533, Atahualpa, the last ruler of the Incas, was murdered as Francisco Pizarro completed his conquest of Peru.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun!
Even though we on the do not call list, we have received more solicitations in the last 4 -5 months!
Lawn work; turn the page!
Make it a tremendous day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 1:27:10 AM

Good morning org!

Will have oral surgery next Thursday. Then get an appointment for hip surgery asap. Best that can be done.

Finished my morning rounds yesterday nice and early. That gave me the time to research more info on a new project that is being done. When the time comes to announce the results, my readers will be the first to know.

Got to nap for 90 minutes. It felt Great. Keep getting phone calls from Worldcom Multimedia. It is a 703 area code, created in 1947 in north eastern Virginia just outside of D.C. A quick check discovered the Co registered on 14-03-1995 in India.

The New Delhi based company's Corporate Identification Number (CIN) is U74899DL1995PLC066369. The registration number is 066369. The company's official address is A 42/F DDA FLATS MUNIRKA New Delhi, India 110067. It is Not opportunity calling.

In a dozen calls this summer, my answering machine never had a message from them. No need for me to ever answer my phone. Keep my phone always the ringer switched off. Do keep a police whistle at the phone to give them an earful, when in the mood.

Drove to town to get some boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.99 a lb. Also had a weeks worth of mail in my PO box. Returned home to sunny medium blue skies w/a dewpoint of 54° (12°C) and a temp of 70° (21°C). Very pleasing weather.

Wanted to make a cooked stock of a new recipe that is fun and delicious. Have made them on four occasions. Will share the recipe on Tuesday.

After lunch a chair was sat in to create some Vitamin D via the sun. It felt so pleasant with a 2.5 mph (4 kph) breeze. Took a good long look at the unfinished section of the lawn. Then turned the page of my magazine.

Civil twilight is 5:36 AM EDT. Night is 8:56 PM.

Sunrise: 6:06 AM. Set: 7:26 PM.

Length of day: 13h 19m. Length of visible light: 14h 20m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high is to be 77 (25°C) in clear skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:10:48 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Harder on me, yes. Very demanding, but today was much better!
Very g00d news about Mom!

TUrtLE, Dang just got home, so I guess I missed NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY! Showing the turnover just made the fact that I missed the day, makes it worse!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:18:17 AM

Good Morning org,

NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY TODAY!

August 28 annually celebrates a food holiday–it is National Cherry Turnovers Day.

Cherry turnovers are a sweet dessert that are a type of pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing it then either baking it or frying it.

FUN CHERRY FACTS:

Related to plums, peaches and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.

Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600's by the English colonists.

There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.

There are an average of 44 cherries in one pound.

Help yourself to a cherry turnover.

Enjoy a Festive Friday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:45:50 AM

Good morning, org,

Let's hope your student adjusts sooner than later. Is his difficulty in adjusting making things hard for you, though?

Yesterday was another good day for me, mostly b/c I got in and out of the chiro's office in great time (in a little early, a good adjustment, and out by about 9:40) and I was able to get to the grocery store and get that taken care of (no senior discount, though).

Even better news for Mom...right before I left to go to the chiro appointment, a nurse from Mom's doctor's office called and her protime number was in the acceptable range! Yahoo! No visits to doctors or labs for Mom for a whole month! :)

I'll be staying home today; I have many, many things to try and get done today b/c tomorrow has plans. Well, I will have Sunday, too, but I'll see what I can get done today.

:)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:13:23 AM



On this date, in 1922, the first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100.

Welcome to Friday, MidnightSun!
Another g00d day of f00d bargains!
Chicken recipe sounds delicious!
Have you made the appointment for hip work yet?
Make it a delightful day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 2:33:04 AM

Good morning org!

Make a play, Hug and kiss the gal. Like to smile and play. Our area relies on NC for lots of produce. It stabilizes the cost of living. Rain and a bumper crop helps both of us. Awesome!

Finished my rounds early yesterday morn. More gymnastics of Gabby Douglas was watched via youtube. Am awestruck at her exceptional ability. Then took a 90 minute nap to get some needed extra sleep.

Woke up at 5 AM after my nap so that'll tell you when it was nighty night. Watched my first "Leverage," Season 1 Episode 1. The series of 5 years 2008-2012 has the theme of a gang of grifters, hackers and thieves out to settle scores against the rich and powerful. Absolutely the first episode sparked an interest.

Left early for Littleton. So early a side trip on the Fire Road was taken. Had my camera handy and ready to shoot. Hoped to see some wildlife on miles of the remote gravel road.

Bought at the market were 3½ to 4" tomatoes 88¢ a lb, Driscoll's black & raspberries 6 oz for $1.67, Mineola oranges 3/$1, avocados 88¢ ea, giant heads of green leaf lettuce $1.18 ea, cukes 40¢ ea, large eggs $1.98, lemons up to 75¢, limes 5/$1 and 10 oz pkg of baby bella mushrooms are $2.25 ea.

Visited WM for more fat free cottage cheese 1 lb is $2.02. Stocked upon Essential condensed cream of chicken/mushroom 4/$3. Will return to Shaws to get their Wicked Awesome specials this w/e.

Have a new recipe for crispy boneless skinless chicken breasts w/panko bread crumbs cooked in evoo. Garlic added of course. Can be dry or w/added marsala or parmigiano style.

Perfecting the recipe, then will share it. Really liking the way they turn out. The juices are locked in. Wish a 100 of them could be made and shared with everyone in a giant GB bash.

Made an excellent salad w/spinach, tomatoes, yellow and red peppers, mushroom, onions, broccoli, green leaf lettuce with shaved carrots, evoo and cottage cheese on top. Nothing beats a homemade salad.

The temp saw a high of 67° (°C) in mostly blue skies w/a breeze. Went outdoors after dinner in just boots and shorts. Left the few blueberries on the last highbush. Mowed nearly ¼ more of the lawn. My hip was acting up so mowing was stopped.

Civil twilight is 5:35 AM EDT. Night is 8:58 PM.

Sunrise: 6:05 AM. Set: 7:28 PM.

Length of day: 14h 22m. Length of visible light: 15h 23m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high is to be 73 (23°C) in clear skies.

Have a delightful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:55:32 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, Job is g00d, although the student does not like the change; but hopefully he will mellow some!
Very g00d news for Mom!
Hope your day was ok!

TUrtLE, Wow, those tamarins are freaky l00king!

Farful, Things ain't like they use to be!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 6:27:23 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Unheard of low advertising prices! Inflation sure took care of advertisements.
 
Enjoy a thankful Thursday!
 
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:19:38 AM

Good Morning org,
bearettes? :-)))

Meet the Oregon zoo's three 3-monh ol* cotton-top tamarins.

The cotton-tops — a species of small New World monkey named for the striking crest of long white hair on their heads — came to the zoo as part of a larger family group in late May, but six of the monkeys died shortly after arrival from causes that remain unknown.

Cotton-top tamarins are considered critically endangered in their native Colombia, where an estimated 75 percent of their original habitat has been destroyed over the past 20 years. The remaining population of roughly 6,000 cotton-tops is threatened by continued deforestation, even in protected areas. Since 1985, Columbia-based Proyecto Tití has worked to protect the species through field research, education and community programs.

If you want to read more, here is the entire article off of the zoo's web site.

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 7:32:04 AM

Good morning, org,

The cool temps are still here; well, maybe not the temps, but the humidity is still kinda low. :)

BTW, how's the job going so far?

It was a really good visit to Mom's doctor yesterday morning! Not much of a wait time at all, and really, really good numbers with all of her blood work; in fact, some of the numbers were disgustingly GREAT! Now I'm just hoping for a good reading on her protimes. <crosses fingers>

It's going to be a busy morning for me today; I'm going to the chiro for a 9:30 appointment and then heading over to the grocery store. No senior discount this week. :( Anyway, I sure am hoping that I get into the chiro on time. <crosses fingers>

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 6:13:56 AM



On this date, in 1922, the first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100.

Welcome to Thursday, Farful and MidnightSun!

Farful, I think you may be correct in your assumption!

MidnightSun, So your are very interested in making a play!
I guess your area is in the final stages of produce production.
G00d luck on getting the orthopedic appointment when needed!
Make it a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 12:47:28 AM

Good morning org!

The slow poke was not even elderly.Stepping on the bake at 35 is More than Annoying. Dangerous

Making a play at the former female mgr. Am interested in buying the convenience store w/two gas pumps. Have a proposition for her!

Watched an episode of Season I of "Criminal Minds." Really like the show and have become big fan. Read that CBS renewed the series for a tenth season which is set to premiere on October 1, 2014. Am all for another season.

Played StarCraft: Brood War and battled the Terrans,Zerg, and Protoss on land in the mtns, and in the air. Have been playing this award winning games since its release in 1998. If not played for two weeks, it is felt something special is being missed.

The StarCraft universe is set around the early 26th century. Terran exiles from Earth have colonized a distant area of the Milky Way galaxy. They agree on the United Earth Directorate (UED) — an international body governing Earth

Went outdoors to perform some garden maintenance and harvest some of the last highbush of blueberries that ripened very late. There is about 1 cup of berries remaining that needs to still ripen.

Also harvest 3 2" strawberries and saw two tomatoes turning a healthy orange. Made certain to spray four pieces of wood w/deer and rabbit repellent and added another container of scent under each plant. Too late in the season to afford to lose a harvest.

Held my head up high and began the tedious task of mowing the lawn. Began at the foot of the driveway and worked my way to the perennial gardens. Managed to finish half of the lawn until my hip cried "uncle".

Enjoyed basking in the sun studying grandmaster chess games from a mag. Like the my hip does no hurt while seated. In a week next Thursday, my oral surgery will be completed.

Will then call the orthopedic surgeon's office and get an appointment for the hip replacement. Am hoping it will be in October to get this hurtle out of the way and return to my normal life.

Civil twilight is 5:33 AM EDT. Night is 8:00PM.

Sunrise: 6:04 AM. Set: 7:29 PM.

Length of day: 14h 25m. Length of visible light: 15h 26m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high is to be 86° (30°C) in clear skies.

Off to get some deals at BiG Papa's Mkt this morning.

Have a fantastic day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 8/28/2014 12:48:22 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 11:48:25 PM

Good night org_elizard and All!
 
Org, What a sad tragedy! Volcanic eruption must have been greater than an atomic bomb.
 
HHD!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:38:41 PM



G00d Evening, TCOROLLA, Farful, MidnightSun, remecuda, Claudie, and TUrtLE1625! Was part of the great TWC outages this morning!

Hola, TCOROLLA !

Farful, I thinking you are right about the first baseball game!

MidnightSun, Hope your friend at WM is able to work as long as he wants!
I don't like people going 5 much less 10-15 miles under the speed limit; causes accidents!
Still making a play for the manager at the convenience store?
Hope you made it a fabulous day!

remecuda, Welcome!

Claudie, C00lnest has left this area; going into the 90's tomorrow!
Hope you Mom received g00d news today and you had a g00d visit from the daughter!

TUrtLE, Panda bears and bearettes; so cute! Little one pictured does not l00k to happy about being held!



[Edited by: org_elizard at 8/27/2014 7:40:54 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:46:36 AM

Good Morning org, :-)

Adorable red panda twins born at UK zoo

After hearing little squeaks from their nest, keepers at Chester Zoo discovered two newborn red panda cubs. The twins were born on June 27 to first-time mom Nima and dad Jung. However, zookeepers were only able to get their first real look at the cubs this past week.

It will be several weeks until the red panda cubs are allowed to leave their nest box to explore, so we'll just have to enjoy these images of the furry red family in the meantime.

one of the red panda twins
mother Nima
father Jung

HHD!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:05:22 AM

Good morning, org,

Yeah! Another cool, cool morning here! 61° and a dew point of 59°. :)

The 'mater sammies (for Mom) passed the test. :)

Alas! Not a Kroger day for me! Mom has a 10:45 appointment at her doctor's office; it's for a 6 month check-up, which we forgot to schedule for May, plus she'll be getting her protimes checked. If it runs too long, I just might ask her if she wants to go somewhere for lunch. We'll see.

Then I just found out that Daughter wants to come and visit after school today. She actually has to get a paper with some info about some tires she needs to get, but she said she'd visit, too. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 6:45:47 AM

Hi
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:15:16 AM

Good morning org!

Make the cars look like a coach. More fun to drive one that looks new and spotless. Love to watch the hummers in action.

Crock pot cooked pork sirloin cutlets and green beans for 2.5 hours. Added sliced onions, yellow peppers, and broccoli to cook al dente for the final 30-40 minutes. All came out perfect.

Really liking the first season of "Criminal Minds". Many shows were missed in this intense story of FBI profilers. The scripts are right up my alley. A suspect is found which turns out to be someone else.

Took a pleasing cruise to Littleton early this morning. Wanted to speak to the female mgr of the local convenience store w/gas pumps. She does not work mornings. Wanted to ask her lots of Q's.

Stopped in WM for a few items and get some fat free cottage cheese. Stocking the shelves was a friend know for 20 years. He is past retirement age, yet will not.

Like so many others, he feels very uncomfortable about not working and remaining home. We swapped stories for nearly 30 minutes. He is the best stocker WM has. Not a chance it will be mentioned or he will even get a warning.

Met a fellow doing 35-40 mph in the 50 mph speed zone on the CT River Hwy. He continued to step on the brake. Sure is annoying. Downshifted into 3rd and hit the pedal to the metal.

The turbo kicked in instantly. What a sound of engine and exhaust acceleration and a rush of power. In 3 seconds the car was at 85 mph. Wild, raw excitement! Hand shifted into 6th, then reset the cruise control to 55.

Returned home to make some homemade pork fried rice with lots of veggies w/evoo and thick cooked sliced mushrooms. Had some of the midnight black grapes that were on sale.

Enjoying browsing in the gardens looking at the flowers and delight in the two new wildflower section of the seen 1" wide annuals that have blossomed. Think the seed was spread way to thick, like grass seed, not flowers ever ½ inch.

Watered to fruits and flowers. Pruned the tomatoes to speed up their ripening and remove the few remain suckers. Many are now seeing orange colors and should to turn red very soon.

Harvested a cup of blueberries. That is enough for a breaky w/cereal for up to 5 meals adding other berries. Temp reached a pleasant 83° (28°C) in clear skies w/low humidity and a dew point. Spent an hour relaxing in the sun reading.

Civil twilight is 5:32 AM EDT. Night is 8:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:03 AM. Set: 7:31 PM.

Length of day: 14h 28m. Length of visible light: 15h 29m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high is to be 80° (27°C) in clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

              : )
 
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 12:12:28 AM

Good night org_elizard!
 
TV broadcast of a baseball game must have been unheard of in 1939. Probably was an insignificant number of TVs then.
 
Early HHD!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 11:00:04 PM

Good evening org_elizard.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:43:17 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Another nice day before the heat and humidity come back here!
Hope the 'mater samwich(es) passed the test!

TUrtLE, Samudra and Lily, gives mud baths an whole new meaning!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:14:00 AM

Good Morning org,
Elephant kids enjoy a mud party at the Oregon zoo.

Agreed!

As work continues on the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat, one thing is as clear as mud: Elephants — especially young elephants — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

Samudra, who turns 6 this month, and his 1-year-old sister, Lily, have been spending much of their summer rolling, splashing and playing in the mud in the zoo's recently completed Encounter Habitat.

"You can see how much fun they're having, romping around, climbing over each other and squirting each other with their trunks," said animal curator Bob Lee, who oversees the zoo's elephant program. "But mud baths also serve an important purpose. On warm summer days, they cool the elephants off and provide a protective coating to shield their skin from harmful UV rays. A lot of people don't realize it, but elephants can get sunburned just like us — especially the youngsters, who have more sensitive skin."

Do you want to join them on this Terrific Tuesday?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:55:25 AM

Good morning, org,

Aaaahhh! Such a nice cool morning!! 62° and a dew point of 59°! Wonderful!

The yard man came yesterday, though, not earlier, and got everything looking nice. I decided to go ahead and go out to do 'errands' afterwards anyway....one to take Mom some tomatoes (that probably could have waited until today, but the tomatoes were REALLY ripe and she REALLY wanted a tomato sandwich!) and the other to get to the bank to deposit a coupla checks. Hubby came, too and we stopped (before going home) at an eating place and had breakfast for lunch. :)

I'll be taking Mom to WM this morning! :) I want to see how her tomato sandwich was (for dinner last night), too.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 6:17:55 AM



On this Date, in 1939, the first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun!
I believe Fall is around the corner, although we will be in the 90's this weekend!
Neon and the Dart clean on the inside, made it a nicer ride!
We have a male hummer that is "protecting" our feeder from other hummers!
Make it a wonderful day!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 12:44:09 AM

Good morning org!

This story is so Excellent it was seen again. All should see it.

The Free Gabby Douglas Story is here. On updated FF browsers a pop up window w/an ad will appear, plus a Playboy.tv ad. Using Chrome w/AdBlock plus deletes the ads. Movie is also on streaming Netflix. Or Free on putlocker.is using Chrome.

Enjoyed seeing a half dozen of the Gabby Douglas routines in the pre-Olympic's and her awesome gold medal performances in 2012 and earlier. No TV signals in the mtns will always mean a catching up with the times for me.

Then watch a nearly 20 y/a super middleweight boxing match between Roberto Duran and Vinny Pazienza I & II. Then watched Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Márquez I. Their first was a draw. There are three more matches to see on another occasion.

The low was 48° in the wee hours. It was nearly 55° when it was time to go outdoors. Wore just shorts and sneakers. Did two hours of garden maintenance.

Lots of dead flowers to trim off and leaves. Now that the sun is much lower above the treeline, want to give the newly planted perennials all the sun they can get to grow deep roots before the winter arrives.

Can see maple trees showing a hint of color. Other trees such as white and yellow birch are now showing leaves w/o chlorophyll. It the season for the change in autumn.

Vacuumed the Neon and the Dart. Used a portion of a can of foamy cleaner on the Dart's back seat. Cardboard box dust from going to the Transfer station built up on cloth.

For $4,000 more, black or white leather upholstery could have been selected. Was not at all worth the money to me. Used a light scrub brush to work the dust out of the pores and a towel to wipe up the foam. This worked well.

Watched three hummers in battle. One would fly into and bump another. Then the third would steal some nectar from the crocosmia. The winner of the first clash would attack the third. On and on the fray continued until they flew off into the forest.

Civil twilight is 5:31 AM EDT. Night is 8:08 PM.

Sunrise: 6:01 AM. Set: 7:33 PM.

Length of day: 14h 31m. Length of visible light: 15h 32m. Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 86° (30°C) in clear skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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