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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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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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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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Farful
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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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TUrtLE1625
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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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Claudie
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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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org_elizard
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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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MidnightSun
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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!

              : )
 

[Edited by: MidnightSun at 8/28/2014 12:48:22 AM EST]
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Farful
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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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org_elizard
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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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TUrtLE1625
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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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Claudie
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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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MidnightSun
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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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Claudie
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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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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:55:06 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, 61° and 81° were our temps today!
Hope your day went as planned, for you and your husband!

TUrtLE, Sir Chompsalot or Sean, a very lucky koala!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:34:28 AM

Good Morning org,

@(*0*)@ asked me to share this article with you about one of this cousins.

"In Melbourne, Australia, emergency crews received a call Thursday night about an injured koala in a tree, who dropped about 10 meters to the ground. Firefighters at the site caught him in a blanket as he fell some 10 meters to the ground. The Country Fire Authority named him Sir Chompsalot." Note that other articles said his name is Sean, named after a County Fire Authority volunteer.

"Fire crews and wildlife authorities quickly got to reviving Sir Chompsalot. 'Wildlife Victoria actually performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the koala and one of the other members was actually pumping the koala's chest to get some movement in the heart and also get some air into the lungs at the same time,' he said. "We put it on O2 oxygen therapy to assist in getting some oxygen into the blood flow of the koala."

Named Chompsalot or Sean, here is the koala's picture.

Happy Monday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:45:29 AM

Good morning, org,

I can already tell it's cooler this morning; the temp's only 68° at my house and the dew point's 63°, way better than where it's been in the low 70s. Looking for a nicer day.

I can also tell the sun's coming up later now, too. It used to be almost light at 6 AM and now it's not starting to get light until almost 7. Autumn's a-comin'!

You had to be outside a lot yesterday? :(

The yard guy's coming this morning; I actually told him to come earlier if he wanted to (again) so he could get started before the day's heat, though, I don't think it's going to be as bad as the past few days (temperature-wise and dew point). I would imagine he'll be here within the hour. After that, I don't know if I'll stay home the rest of the day or go out for a few short errands; if I do go, I might even talk hubby into going, too. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:13:36 AM



On this date, in 1875, Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. It took him 21 hours and 45 minutes.

Welcome to this day, MidnightSun!
"The Gabby Douglas Story" is a very inspirational movie!
Make it a pleasant day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:49:16 AM

Good morning org!

Can pray that my neighbor's son has the time to work on my Neon. No easy way to jack her up to look under it.

Had a pleasing combo of 3 fresh berries w/1% milk and wheat bran flakes for breaky at 3 AM. After my rounds had some fabulous laughs watching "Everybody Loves Raymond". Then settled down to watch "The Gabby Douglas Story" (2014) 1hr 26m PG-13.

This powerful inspirational story is the life of an 8 y/o girl that fell in love with gymnastics. A dream that got stronger with age. She saw a Chinese coach on TV, "The Coach of the Year" and wished to train in his gym 1,000 miles away, in Iowa.

Her mom got injured and could not pay the bills. Poor is only when one runs out of hope. Gabby was rich w/talent, had the desire to learn, lots of muscle strength, and gifted.

A host family from Iowa decides to take Gabby in for 2 years so she can train w/her beloved coach and his wife at their gym. The coach rebuilt her, trained her to do the impossible, so grace can join in on her skills, then propelled her to the Hall of Fame.

Along the way Gabby had several falls and lows. Sometimes the only way to get stronger is to get knocked down. Gabrielle even felt like quitting. Her mother visited her in Iowa and reminded her of the sacrifices made so she could pursue her dream.

The only thing worse than failing is quitting. She returned to the gym w/renewed determination. Her coach told her, "A champion is not made of muscle. It is made of heart."

Gabby Douglas performed w/the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won gold medals in both the individual, all-around, and team competitions in each of the four gymnast events.

Gabrielle Douglas is the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual, all-around, and team competitions at the same Olympics as well as being the only American all-around champion to win multiple gold medals.

She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships. Gabby reaches for the stars. A heartwarming film for the entire family that shows adversity may be conquered. My rating is a 6 on a scale of 5.

Top 10 best of the FREE movie sites. Two are Smartphone friendly. Six are in HD.

Did return to that Shaw's store to check the cod price. It is now $5.99 a lb for this week. ; )

Civil twilight is 5:30 AM EDT. Night is 8:05 PM.

Sunrise: 6:00 AM. Set: 7:35 PM.

Length of day: 14h 34m. Length of visible light: 15h 335m. Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 83° (28°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:07:15 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, Farful and Silverhand!

Claudie, Yeah for brother!
Sorry about the Falcons, but it is preseason!
Wish i could hav stayed inside today!

Farful, What people do in the name of religion!
Still, non of the forecasted rain has appeared!

Silverhand, Thanks for today's funnies!
Wasn't Get Fuzzy called something els?
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 3:31:48 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
FoxTrot
Calvin and Hobbes
Get Fuzzy

Have a great week!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 10:11:07 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Massacres are bad. Too bad there was not a peaceful solution.
 
It was so nice to have a good rain shower for the veggies, lawn and garden. Will not mind having to mow lawn again.
 
Happy Sunday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:36:17 AM

Good morning, org,

Boy, did I ever have computer problems yesterday, but thanks to my brother, I can get back onto the internet! For some reason or another, late morning yesterday, I couldn't get onto the internet, though, I still had a connection. I finally got ahold of Brother, and, right before hubby and I left for the Falcons' game, he was able to get things straightened out (via phone and Team Viewer). Whew!

It wasn't a good ending to the Falcons game; they lost 24-17. The first half was good (for us) when the starters played. When they finally were pulled (actually in the 1st few minutes of the 3rd quarter), the Falcons were leading 17-10. The ones REALLY trying to make the team didn't do too good after that. :(

Another hot day today (with high humidity and dew points) here in the Atlanta area. UGH! I believe I will just stay home today.

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:23:17 AM



On this date, in 1572, 70,000 French Protestants, or Huguenots, were killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

Welcome to Sunday, John25, MidnightSun and TUrtLE1625!

John, Caling for some rain today, wait and see. Sounds like perfect timing on your part!

MidnightSun, Let's get that Neon going! It's not time to say g00dbye!
Another smart day of shopping!
Make it a splendid day!

TUrtLE, Early morning visit! I will enjoy the video this aftern00n!
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TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:08:19 AM

Good Morning org,

Your Sunday movie is The Lord's Prayer shared with us from Steve Politte.

The music is performed by B.J. Morbitzer.

The only text is in the first and almost final frames. Enjoy the graphics, especially the stained glass windows.

May you be blessed.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 3:17:11 AM

Good morning org!

No time to check yesterday. Today is the check their prices day. God is my witness. Feeling like some more $5.99 a lb cod on sale. Froze the rest.

Woke up well before 1 AM yesterday and began my rounds. Sometime around 4 AM returned to sleep for 90 minutes. Felt so much better after the extra sleep.

My neighbor up the mtn has a son who visited me early in the morning. The cause being my outside hand pump failed. He turned the leather suction flap over and the Harvard pitcher pump was as good as new.

Asked him to take a look at my Neon. Connected the removed battery cable and he could not get it to turn over. Said he will ask some pro mechanics what it could be and return in a few weeks.

Drove the Dart to the Recycling Center before the glass, tin, and paper could collect in a giant pile in the house. Spoke to a few of the town residents. Featured item of the week was a brand new stainless steel saucepan.

Drove to Whitefield and was surprised to see traffic. The cause of this was a 300 person bicycle race from Twin Mtn to Littleton. Police were in Whitefield and in Littleton directing traffic. Also to prevent cyclists from being hit as they took two rights across oncoming traffic in their 20 something mile (32-48 km)race.

Visited a lady friend who has a barn sale loaded with items. Bought 2 pairs of new nylon stocking that look like they are left over from the 1950's They probably are. Two pairs for 25¢.

Plan to go to the barber shop and get a bag of hair to place in the legs and tie a knot. Nylon stocking w/a bar of soap inside is ideal for washing ones' hands that have pitch pine. The mesh really scrubs deeply.

No deals at my pal the meat mgr's supermarket today. Headed to Littleton and decided to stop at the Gold House for their major size steak bomb for $8.06 inc tax. The 12" size did not disappoint.

Then stopped at Big Papa's Marketto look for 1 PM deals before the 2 PM auction of all produce begins. He had sweet yellow bell peppers 5/$2.

Saw that Shaw's had a sale on 3 liters (101 oz's)od Bertolo's Evoo for a mere $16.99. Jumped on that and left the store to avoid temptation to buy more items on sale.

Went to Home Depot and bought 3 new ¼"wide lag bolts 1¼" long to have nice new shiny bolts to attach the pump to the top of my well.

Could use a catch container and a run off pvc pipe to send the run off water from the pump down the gentile slope off into the forest. Have a small and far too shallow dry well filled w/pea stone.

Civil twilight is 5:28 AM EDT. Night is 8:07 PM.

Sunrise: 5:59 AM. Set: 7:36 PM.

Length of day: 14h 37m. Length of visible light: 15h 38m. Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The temp is 51° (10.5°C), the high is to be 79° (26°C), in partly cloudy skies now.

Have a splendid day!

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John25
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:42:16 AM

hi org
Lots of rain lately here in Northern VA
got my lawn done 2 minutes before the latest showers yesterday morning
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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:57:37 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and Farful!

Claudie, It was bad mowing this aftern00n!
Hope the A?C is working tonight in hot 'lanta!

Farful, No rain here although humidity is 94%!
Very dusty mowing this aftern00n, but the beer will c00l and inviting!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 5:08:11 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard!
 
CC brings out the best!
 
Substantial rain shower made the lawn and veggies happy.
 
Enjoy a splendid Saturday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:58:41 AM

Good morning, org,

More hot, humid weather here today, too. :(

Today is mostly a stay--at-home day...that is, until about 4:30 when hubby and I head out, first, to an eating place and then to downtown Atlanta for a Falcons' preseason game in the Georgia Dome. The game starts at 7 PM, which isn't TOO bad; shouldn't put us back home tonight too late. This is probably the best one of the 4 preseason games b/c the starters play for a whole lot of the game. Looking forward to when the 'regular' season starts, though, on September 7th. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 7:39:48 AM



0n this date, in 1305, Scottish leader and national hero, William Wallace, was executed in London.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun and Lighting10K !

MidnightSun, Keep them on their toes! Did you go back to check?
Make it a tremendous day!

Lighting10k, Thank for the update on EXPM-Dave!
Enjoy your weekend!

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Lighting10K
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 3:42:24 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!! 75°

EXPM-Dave, Computer is down for now. He'll be back on when he can get it fix.
I hope he goes to the Library to post. Who know if he will.

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

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 12:56:58 AM

Good morning org!

All the internal organs were scanned. Even could see my heart. Will have the results in a month during my next doc visit. More food, less appointments. Please.

Enjoyed a thrilling TV crime drama early in the morning yesterday. A college campus is terrorized by a serial arsonist. The profile team attempts to find the wear abouts of the next fire and who the arsonist is in the TV series "Criminal Minds."

The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. The show differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the criminal, called the unsub or "unknown subject", rather than the crime itself.

Went to bed after 8 PM the night before. Had hoped to sleep until 4 or 5 AM. Sleep until 2 AM. The cause being at 8 AM an abdominal ultrasound was to be done at the hospital.

Did not eat from 1PM the afternoon before until 9 AM. When the test was completed, hightailed it to Subway for a white egg, bacon, provolone, with all the veggies on a 6"flatbread. No jalapeno peppers or hot sauce. A coffee (or soda) included w/tax for $3.27.

Had my shopping list for Shaw 3 day w/e and new weekly sale. Purchased bone in sirloin pork chops for a great price of $1.69, midnight black grapes are $1.67, (bought red the day before for $1.50 a lb) and red peppers field grown are $1.99 a lb. High for this time of the year.

My list was written down that cod was $5.99 a lb. The seafood mgr said it was $6.99 this week. Went to the the front where the fliers are and yes, it read $5.99 a pound.

Returned to the seafood dept and asked for 9 pieces of cod w/big fat loins. When they were all wrapped after weighing (almost 8 lbs), the current flier was given to the seafood mgr.

She said we never sell it at that price. Told her unless they are purchased at $5.99 a lb she would be placed under citizen's arrest by me for theft by deception and bait and switch.

That opened her eyes, especially when she was told by me to call the police. Told her make up her mind, right here, right now. Could hear a giant sigh from her, as she changed the price of the cod sticker for $5.99 a lb totaling $46, instead of the $8.99 (or her $6.99 sale price) list price of $69.

Told her to have a nice day. Then went to the C.S. desk, asked for the store mgr, explained the sales ad reads $5.99 and the seafood sign reads $6.99. Told him that a return visit later will be done to check on the cod price. Mean it.

Went to Sullivan's greenhouse to ask about growing a herb garden. Was told that parsley, cilantro, basil, and oregano do not grow back each spring up in Zone 3. Will consider my new annual 2' x 4' section for a herb garden next spring. A six pack of each this year cost $2.

Bought two more 4" containers of echinacea for $1.25 ea. Returned home to put the food away and cooked some delicious cod. Planted the two new perennials, then relished lots of leisure in the gardens.

Civil twilight is 5:27 AM EDT. Night is 8:09 PM.

Sunrise: 5:58 AM. Set: 7:38 PM.

Length of day: 14h 40m. Length of visible light: 15h 41m. Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The temp is 61° (16°C), the high is to be 75° (24°C), in sunny skies now.

Have a tremendous day!

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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:19:16 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie and Farful!

TUrtLE, I like it; liking that Ken fellow!
Unfortunately, I see her logic!

Claudie, Yea, for a g00d day!
G00d report from Doctor and home early to b00t!
Super hot and humid here to with heat index of 100+, depending on what station you listen to!

Farful,. Never thought about CC started the America's Cup; excellent!
Supposed to rain here today and tomorrow, nothing yet!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:22:55 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard!
 
America's Cup must have been a big ordeal in 1851. Looks like it worked out well through the years.
 
Finally Friday brought us some rain. The lawn and garden loved it.
 
TGIF!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:15:26 AM

Good morning, org,

Oh, it was a GOOD day yesterday! :)

I got Mom to her appointment a tad early and got called back within 15 minutes...the nurse came in, then out, then the doctor came right in! :) Sodium and potassium numbers are good; BP was good, too. :) It was funny b/c when the doctor came in, he told Mom that she was there a month too early! That's b/c her (previous) 3 month check-up was scheduled for the first week of October, and here we were! Anyway, that appointment is going to stay the same...as is the lab for it, which is scheduled for the week before. Surprisingly, no changes in any meds.

The doctor said we probably will never know what caused Mom's BP to spike like that (when she was taken to the hospital on the 10th). Thank goodness everything's fine now.

Got her back home and I was on my way by 10:30! Did a coupla errands on the way home, one of which was to stop at Mama Sims' house to give her some pix and fill her in on our latest family stuff. Then I called the gal who cuts my hair, since I was making such good time, to see if she could cut my hair, and she said sure; got that done at about 2. Then it was home I went.

good news about you moving with the student. :)

Today? It's going to be a stay-at-home day for me, and a HOT one at that; it's supposed to be in the mid-to-upper-90s with a high dew point. :( Thank goodness for AC!

Have a good day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:19:13 AM

Good Morning org,
A recent sunset posted on the County web site by Ken Gagne.

Continuing:

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents." Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it, and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was, 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like, hello? It's only 25 cents!"

TGIF
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 6:55:52 AM



On this date, in 1851, the U.S. yacht America outraced the British Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.

Welcome to Friday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, G00d day of purchasing f00d !
Hope your appointment went well!
Make it a delightful day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

69°F
FEELS LIKE 71°
93°
HIGH
72°
LOW

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EXPAPERMAKER
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:50:00 AM

Good Morning org!

66° here this AM...upper 80's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:20:57 AM

Good morning org!

The gardens are taking all my time. Love it!

Left a bit early for the market. It was a very pleasant drive on the CT River Hwy. Everything was so calm and peaceful. A light fog flowed over the river, 3 to 4' above.

With much of that road repaved it felt like cruising down the blvd. A gaggle of 2 dozen geese were laying down resting and grazing in a newly mowed hayfield. The leaders were looking around and most vigilant.

Was the first to arrive at the market. The only cars in the end of the lot were the help. The young hubby, his wife, and his dad were stocking the tables rapidly.

The 6 helpers were unloading the store's own 53' tractor trailer. This is taken to the Boston Produce Center the evening before. is open 8-8 PM Thurs thru Friday. At 2 PM on Saturday. All produce is sold in a fast paced auction.

Bought a few items including 5 bulbs of garlic for $1, navel oranges 3/$1, Driscoll's raspberries 6 oz $1.67 ea, red grapes $1.50 a lb, 2 lbs of onions, $1.38, baby bella $2.25, wax beans $1.18 a lb, Butternut (also acorn) squash 44¢ a lb and cukes up to 50¢ ea.

Went to Shaw's and bought imitation crab in over 2 lbs pkgs for $1.99 alb, Boneless ,skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.69 a lb (not a typo). broccoli crowns, for $1.49, and cans of Essential condensed cream of soups for $75¢. Bought 10 of each kind.

Headed to Rite Aid and chatted to my pal the store mgr., swapping stories and laughs. Took NH Rt 116 that parallels the Ammonoosuc River It is a wild brook trout tributary of the CT River to Whitefield.

Bought some store made pepper and garlic sausage to freeze. Mostly for my homemade chili. A fine price of $2.99 a lb. Also bought a block of cheddar cheese, 2 lbs, for $9 on sale in the deli.

Got to take some photos for the town calendar during the triangular drive thru 4 towns. Was happy to get the herd of cows that was evasive all summer.

Saw a new sign that point down a trail that goes to a pond that intrigues me to visit real soon. Have an 8 AM appointment at Weeks Memorial Hospital in radiology for an ultrasound in my abdomen.

Civil twilight is 5:26 AM EDT. Night is 8:11 PM.

Sunrise: 5:57 AM. Set: 7:40 PM.

Length of day: 14h 43m. Length of visible light: 15h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The temp is 58° (14°C), the high is to be 73° (23°C) in partly cloudy skies now.

Have a delightful day!

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