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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: Oct 2, 2014 1:17:43 AM

Good morning org!

Have a preview of the autumn colors.

Was very happy to discover Law & Order has a new contract on Netflix and is on for at least another month. Am on Season 12. Like the known special guest stars like Robin Williams and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Made some home made chicken noodle soup in the crock pot. While the chopped green beans, celery, and carrots were cooking, went to Shaw's for their $1.99 sale on boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Stopped at the P.O. for my mail, Then took a drive on the CT River Hwy The CT River (1m:07s) is a 410-mile journey from the Canadian border to the Atlantic Ocean in Long Island Sound. It is not yet peak and getting more vivid color daily.

Returned home to add wheat noodles, diced chicken breast and sliced baby bella mushrooms to the chicken soup. Added some evoo basil, a touch of parsley, onions and diced chives from the garden in it. 3.5 hours later Had a 4 quart multi meal.

Was watching the new to me pilot show of "The walking Dead" on Netflix. In a world devastated by a zombie apocalypse, a small band of survivors pulls together to find safety — and answers — within the walls of the CDC in Atlanta.

Heard a terrible grinding sound and went outdoors. The town hired a brush hog to mow down the brush on the side of the road. Problem was the fellow was extending the tractor arm attached to brush hog to clear all the branches of my tree limbs on my property.

Was very angry, told him it was my property he was cutting on. He 'fessed up to it, and gave me his name, which is not in the telephone book. Also wrote down the plate of the tractor.

Minutes later my neighbor to the north, who drove me to the oral surgeon on Monday, stopped by w/another Jehovah Witness driving. He asked me how it was going. Told him how the brush hog did not just clear the bank, he he extended the arm to cut the limbs off my trees.

He read from the Book of Matthew 18:15, "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother." That is exactly what happened.

Civil twilight is 6:16 AM EDT. Night is 6:54 PM.

Sunrise: 6:45 AM. Set: 6:25 PM.

Length of day: 11h 39m. Length of visible light: 12h 37m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 72° (22°C) in partially cloudy skies.

Will go to Big Papa's Market and shop at a few other stores. Don't plan on buying much.

Have a fantastic day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 6:58:20 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, three30, Farful and Snowplowerguy!

Claudie, Very overcast with heavy fog this morning; Sun finally broke thru about 2:00 of so.
Hope trust your day went as planned!

TUrtLE, I don't know; I have seen some pretty wicked women so some pretty wicked things!

three30, There are real cowboys in Illinois?

Farful, The roads were not the best back then!

Snowplowerguy, Thanks; and I hope you had the same!

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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 10:01:53 AM

Good morning Org!

Have a heavenly Hump day!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:57:30 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Must have been the good ol* days with Model T cars. The team of horses could be seen pulling cars out of the mud.
 
HHD!
 
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three30
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:53:12 AM

Hi org,

I went to an ale house in Walnut, IL that I used to frequent. And I told the landlady my money was spent. I asked her for credit, she answered me "nay". She said "Cowboys like you come in here every day".
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:47:09 AM

Good Morning org,
Okay, thanks.

Animals myths continue:

Porcupines shoot their quills.

A porcupine’s quills are made up of keratin, which is the same material our fingernails are made of. Can you shoot your fingernails? Didn’t think so. Just as we can’t shoot our fingernails (unfortunately), neither can porcupines shoot their precious defense mechanisms.

Happy Hump Day!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:49:31 AM

Good morning, org,

Yay! We finally got rid of the clouds and had sunshine yesterday...and today...and tomorrow! :)

Got my hair cut taken care of yesterday, too.

It's not going to be a very busy morning for me at all (thank goodness!). Just going to the grocery store and that's it! :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 6:07:45 AM



On this date, in 1908, Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T car to the market. Each car cost $825.

Welcome to October and Happy Hard Drive, Farful and MidnightSun!

MidnightSun, Glad to hear your are recuperating well!
Very colorful pictures; I bet it is beautiful there this time of year!
Make this day, a fabulous day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 1:57:55 AM

Good morning org!

Getting by nicely. No problems. Learning a new diet. Perhaps will drop weight.

Woke up before midnight last night. Completed my posts and took a 3 hour nap. The med's (percodan) is making me very sleepy. Like the feeling after staying up for an all nighter.

Had an omelet Western style for brekky. Watched several Law & Order episodes. 12 AM PST is the last day Netflix will stream the series. A phone call to Netflix said they may extend the contract. Saw the many episodes into the 12th season. Now it's time for other shows.

The first order of business was to drive to the resident orthopedist at the hospital. Have an late Friday morning appointment with the surgeon that will operate on the right hip replacement.

This is not the op, it has been more than six months since my last visit. Dr wants to refresh me on the procedure and what to expect on the days of recovery and etc.

Took a pleasant ride along the CT River Hwy to Cushman, NH which is a hamlet of the Town of Dalton, NH (pop: 979) then crossed the steel bridge into Gilman, VT.

Gilman was a mill village for the workers of the Gilman Paper Company since the 1880's. The paper mill offered heat for free in a big pipe under the main street for residents to have free heat in their company built tract homes.

The mill was bought and sold several times. The last being Durango Paper Co. Many left the mill being owed back pay, retirement, and benefits. A bit more info is found in this link.

The village of Gilman, VT is part of [L=]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunenburg,_Vermont]Lunenburg, VT.[/L] The 2000 census gives the pop: 1,328. Households are 516 w/366 families in town.

Returned home via US Rt2 in VT. Lots of color in the hills and mtns. Some silver maples by the river have hints of lemon & lime or fire orange and red. Have my heart on a shot of multicolored leaves lining both sides of the CT River.

Civil twilight is 6:15 AM EDT. Night is 6:55 PM.

Sunrise: 6:44 AM. Set: 6:26 PM.

Length of day: 11h 43m. Length of visible light: 12h 40m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 72° (22°C) in mostly clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 1:10:07 AM

Welcome to October Org!
 
Happy Hard Drive!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:06:09 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Temperatures rose, as did the sunlight later this morning!

TUrtLE, Not a real coffee drinker; two maybe three cups a day.
That's what I thought, koalas marsupials!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:54:20 AM

Good Morning org,
Are you a coffee drinker? Not me.

From the San Diego zoo web site, "we’re here to set the record straight on a few animal myths that are widely believed–but definitely not true."

koalas are bears.

You’ve probably heard the term “koala bear” thrown around casually here and there, but contrary to popular belief, koalas have no relation to bears. While they have an uncanny likeness to teddy bears, they’re actually marsupials. Super cute, teddy bear-like marsupials.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:26:42 AM

Good morning, org,

I'll be taking Mom to WM this morning, and then getting my hair cut at 12:30. Hoping to see some sunshine today, as it's been so gray and dreary for days and days now. At least the temps have been cool.

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 6:11:57 AM



On this date, in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run. The record stood until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Mark McGwire beat Maris's record in 1998 by hitting 70 and Barry Bonds topped this in 2001 with 73.

Welocme to Tuesday, MidnightSun!
Sorry about the digital signals!
Oral surgery sounds like it went OK! Hope no problems for the next couple of days!
Make today a wonderful day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:29:44 AM

Good morning org!

No TV here at all. New digital signals do not reach here.

My neighbor called at 7:30 AM yesterday to dbl check the time and to make sure the oral surgery was still on. Had forgotten to switch the ringer on. The answering machine took the message.

Called his house and his wife said he was on his way up the mtn to visit me. Went outdoors and talked w/him about the time to leave. He commented w/praise on the new wildflower section that is beginning to blossom.

We left early to the dental office. Mentioned to my neighbor of the north the way the office mgr misunderstood the last visit and mistakenly said my Ins no longer covers this dental procedure.

He opened his glove, asked me to remove the Bible, and to read out loud Proverbs 17:27. "The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. 28: Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues."

Arrived at the office, filled the forms, took it nicely that the mgr said we never bill, co-payment must be paid. Gave them their foolish $44 and change, and had a seat beside my friend.

Was called into the op room quickly. The Dr had four female assistants to help him and ease my anxiety. They took my vitals and attached 2 electrodes to monitor my heart.

Did not even ask what the BP or pulse was. Knew it was high. The anesthesiologist missed the first attempt at a vein. Then got it right on my left hand. With a #20 needle, it was uncomfortable.

Soon the Vicodin and another drug that its name is forgotten was used began to take effect. Have little recollection other than four women looking at me smiling.

In under an hour they said the procedure was completed. Just as was told me, it truly felt like a mere 5 minutes passed w/no memory of the oral surgery.

My gums and jaw are very sore, swollen,and hurting. Rec'd a Rx of 20 percodan that cost me an amazing 18¢ for the entire script on my AARP plan. Was very surprised at this low price and most thankful.

Returned home took a 3 hour nap and plan to take it easy for a few days. Will phone the Orthopedic office today for a hip replacement surgery appointment asap. Am so thankful that phase one is out of the way.

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EDT. Night is 6:57 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 6:28 PM.

Length of day: 11h 45m. Length of visible light: 12h 43m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 56° (13°C), the high to be 75° (24°C) in mostly skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:51:03 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie, and Farful!

TUrtLE, Appreciate the coffee history lesson and the caffeine specials for today!

Claudie, So far, the division is not doing well!
I have never heard of a hair appointment that depended on the amount of rain!!

Farful, Most leaves here have turned from green to brown without much color!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 11:19:31 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Glad that the "bobbies" were able to begin operations.
 
More Roadrunners may be the answer for coyote problem. Sharp shooters could mistake pet for coyote.
 
Many leaves are turning colors here. Crab apple tree is losing all of its leaves.
 
Welcome to Monday!

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:52:03 AM

Good morning, org,

Yeah, Falcons and Panthers lost yesterday, and so did the Saints <whispers, yay!> The only team to win in the division was the Bus, and they're now tied with the Saints! :)

Well, I have a coupla places I'm going out to this morning....first a 9:30 appointment at the nail salon, followed by at least one stop, possibly 2. Then, depending on what she says, I might be getting my hair cut around noon time. I need to get back with the gal who cuts my hair and see for sure; it all kind of depends on how much it's raining (or had rained)...don't ask me; that's her saying, not me. :) If not today, well, another day this week I'll get my hair cut.

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:29:57 AM

Good Morning org,

For all the coffee drinkers among us, today, September 29th is National Coffee Day.

There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the SUFI monasteries around Mokha in Yemen. It was here were coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way as it is prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland, from Ethiopia, and began to cultivate the seed.

In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest. The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore. It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and to the Americas.

Some coffee offers for today:

Krispy Kreme – Free 12 oz coffee or $1 small latte, mocha or iced coffee.
Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee, with a limit of one per guest.
McDonalds – Free small coffee during breakfast hours through 9/29.
Chick-fil-A: Many locations are offering free hot or iced coffee. This varies greatly by location so you will want to check your specific restaurant.
Peet’s Coffee - Purchase any beverage and receive a second FREE beverage of choice on 9/29. Plus free coffee and espresso samples all day long.
Tim Horton’s – $1 for all size coffees.

Have a Marvelous Monday!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:17:02 AM



On this date, in 1829, Sir Robert Peel's police force, the "bobbies," began operations at Scotland Yard.

Welcome to this day, Silverhand, MidnightSun, and John25!

Silverhand, Thank you for the Sunday Funnies!
Make it a g00d week!

MidnightSun, Two days here without rain; actually saw the Sun a couple of times!
Mt Prospect has an interesting history. Did you watch the series on the History Channel about the Roosevelts? Very interesting!
Make it a pleasant day!

G00d Morning, John!

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John25
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 4:52:21 AM

hi org
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 1:58:01 AM

Good morning org!

Our 30% chance of rain turned into just clouds later in the day.

Went out at 4:52 AM to look for the ISS. Did see lots of fog. The Earth was in the 70's (24°C) while the air dropped to 48° (9°C). Will be lots of fog with the warm days and cool nights. The ISS returns at 5:38 AM.

The sun burned the fog off mid morning. There was the annual 2 days giant Lions Car Show in Littleton. Went two y/ago. My hip could tolerate walking to see 100's of classic, muscle, and antique vehicles.

Drove to the summit of Mt Prospect in Weeks State Park. Saw long time hiker Al and stopped to talk. His 14 y/o companion animal, blind from cataracts passed away two weeks ago.

His dog Lady was a Schipperke. A very handsome dog that weighed 12 lbs. We swapped dog loss stories and tales of joy having them in our lives.

The summit was packed w/locals and tourists visiting for the first time. The stucco finished lodge 30' x 70' (9.1 by 21.3 meters) could use some exterior work. Some areas of the front facade are falling off.

420 acres around and on the summit were purchased in 1910. The lodge was finished in 1913. The entire second floor is the living room. Its many large picture windows are most unusual for the era. Balconies take full advantage of the lodge's mountain-top setting, providing dramatic views of the surrounding scenery.

Massive fieldstone fireplaces stand at either end of the living room. According to one popular story, the large moose head over the west fireplace was a gift from President Theodore Roosevelt. Another story said the President shot it on the property.

The floor and trim in the room, as well as the original furniture, are dark oak. Signed photographs of many dignitaries are displayed on the walls; among them are William Taft, Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, and Marshall Joffre of France.

The fieldstone tower in front of the house, listed in the National Historic Lookout Register, was originally built as both an observatory and water tower. At 56 feet (17m) high, its observation deck affords spectacular views of three states and Canada.

Civil twilight is 6:12 AM EDT. Night is 6:59 PM.

Sunrise: 6:41 AM. Set: 6:30 PM.

Length of day: 11h 49m. Length of visible light: 12h 46m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high to be 80° (27°C) in mostly skies.

Have a 10:30 appointment for oral surgery. My neighbor will drive and return me home.

Have a pleasant day!

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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:42:12 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Grand Avenue
Pearls Before Swine
Wizard of Id

Have a great week!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:08:34 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and Farful!

Claudie, Sorry about the Falcons and Carolina loss! The bad Cam showed!

Farful, Maybe Davenport should let more Roadrunners in. It's seemed to work on Wile E. Coyote at bay!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:56:46 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Yikes! Fixing games is poor sportsman like.
 
Folks are having trouble with Coyotes in Davenport.
 
Happy Sunday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:42:39 AM

Good morning, org,

Mom REALLY enjoyed her curly fries! :)

I'll be staying home today. One reason is that I don't really have any errands that can't wait a day and the other reason is that it's supposed to start raining any time now (but maybe a little later, 'they' say). So I will hang around the house, finishing up 'stuff' and then watching the Falcons game with hubby this afternoon. It's a later-starting game from Minnesota; start time is 4:25 PM ET. Hoping for a win today, so our record will match the team Emma cheers for, 3 and 1. :)

I see the Panthers play the Ravens today. May the best team win (I wonder which Cam Newton will show up today)!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:33:49 AM



On this date, in 1920, Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the "Black Sox scandal."

Welcome to Sunday, MidnightSun and TUrtLE1625!

MidnightSun, Nice relaxing day, with deals also!
Make it a splendid day!

TUrtLE, Thanks for both links today! Will count my blessings upon blessings!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:17:51 AM

Good Morning org,

Your Sunday movie is If I Had My Life To Live Over written by Erma Bombeck.
You may have viewed this before from me or someone else.

From the website.
"A time to reflect and give thanks for some
of the simpler but important things in life.
A memorable and meaningful narration by a very lovely lady,
Cheryl Berardi, inspired by the late Erma Bombeck's classic poem accompanied by the beautiful music of Richard Berardi."

The final frame says, "Count your blessings, each and every one."
That reminded me of the song, Count Your blessings.
As a bonus, 2 minutes on youtube, Count Your Blessings_Hymnal_MV
By Michael Curb Congregation

You can listen while you post and/or are counting your blessings.

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:45:18 AM

Good morning org!

Have Natty Greenes written down on two lists. In case one is misplaced. No rain here either.Perhaps tomorrow. It would only serve to knock the leaves off the trees.

Had a fabulous early morning watching female MMA bouts of famous champions and contenders. Particularly of Tecia Torres fighting out of Fall River, MA. She is only 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) and weighs 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st) in the strawweight division.

She is known as "The Tiny Tornado." Her fighting style is muay thai along w/karate. She is 25 y/o w/black belts in karate and taekwondo, with a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Tecia Torres is 4-0 w/all 4 by decisions.

Took a drive to my visit my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield. Best deal was deli sliced pastrami for a mere $4.99. Wrapped it in newspaper and drove north back on US Rt 3

US Rt 3 begins in Cambridge, MA and goes through NH to its terminus near the Fourth Connecticut Lake at the Canadian border. Very scenic, rural, with plenty of foliage and lots of moose 30 minutes before dusk.

Drove thru the open gate up to the summit of Mt Prospect. Hoped for a super photo op of the views from Weeks State Park. There is a photo link right under the name of the state park.

Too much haze from the sun baking the air. The high was a gorgeous 78° (25°C), not a cloud in the sky w/a pleasing 4 mph (6.4 kph) from the SSW.

Returned home for a wonderful pastrami sammie, w/homegrown tomatoes, leaf lettuce, onions, cukes on multigrain flatbread.

Am listening to the Sox crush the Yank's 10-1 w/our new to the team, 7 rookie players. Will return to the outdoors and the sun right after my posts.

Civil twilight is 6:11 AM EDT. Night is 7:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 6:32 PM.

Length of day: 11h 52m. Length of visible light: 12h 50m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 80° (26°C) in clear skies w/plenty of sun.

Have a splendid day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:23:16 AM



On this day, in 1540, Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun and Claudie!

MidnightSun, Ask for it!
It's great to see little communities that are still surviving today!
The regular color turn has started. Will not be as g0dd a normal due to the drought!
Make this a tremendous day!

Claudie, Thanks for the cookies; they l00k delicious!
Hope Mom enjoys her curly fries!

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 7:37:48 AM

Good morning, org,

<brings in cookies and place them onto the table>

Freshly baked cookies (from yesterday)! Have some while they last! There's also more at Claudie's Place!

It's going to be a kinda busy morning/early afternoon, but not with errands. Emma's got a cheer-game this morning at 10, which hubby and I are both going to (doesn't look to be a sunny morning...very cloudy, in fact...but I'm taking the umbrella anyway). The game should last about an hour. After that, he and I will go up to Mom's place and take her out to lunch; she wants to go to Arby's to have their curly fries. Apparently, on Wednesday, they had Arby's roast beef sandwiches brought in, but no curly fries, which Mom really likes. So I thought we'd treat her to that. She was really excited when I asked her if she wanted to go, so we will! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:47:21 AM

Good morning org!

Adore red or brown ale. Will look for it on the shelves. Thank you for a Great idea. The NCSW's Annual BBQ, Bluegrass, and Beer Festival last night must have been a hoot!

Took a drive around my nearby area in Granby, VT yesterday morning. It is 39.1 square miles (101.2 km2), yet had an amazing population of just 86 people, 33 households, and 26 families residing in the town in 2000. During the 2010 census, 88 resided in town.

The quaint town has a one room school house, (One can scroll on my link to see 6 more pix) a general store, Post Office w/a wooden sign, and a rugged brick high school, that was built from the alumni funds.

The three building Main St is complete w/a Congregational Church, a bench seat, and the old cemetery that has Roger's Rangers', the Green Berets of Colonial America, buried from our Revolutionary War. Rural New England at its finest.

Plenty of colors, yet the peak of the color remains several days away. Day temps yesterday are 74° (23°C) and nights are 49° (9°C). Spend 60 minutes enjoying the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays that produce natural vitamin D.

Getting late Sept strawberries, tomatoes, and have a half cup of highbush blueberries ripening on one lagging plant. Did some garden maintenance, watched the bees collecting pollen, the grasshoppers, caterpillars, and a rabbit eating my lawn. Peace, quiet, and relaxing.

Civil twilight is 6:10 AM EDT. Night is 7:03 PM.

Sunrise: 6:39 AM. Set: 6:34 PM.

Length of day: 11h 55m. Length of visible light: 12h 53m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 45° (7°C), the high to be 79° (26°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun later.

Have a tremendous day!

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G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie, three30 and TCOROLLA!

TUrtLE, Dang!

Claudie, Hope your day was as planned!

three30, You are going way back, but i guess you must feed your head!

Goedenavond, TCOROLLA!



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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 11:19:29 PM

Aloha org_elizard.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 3:12:52 PM

Hi org,

Great motto live by...Always, always remember what the dormouse said.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:32:45 AM

Good morning, org,

This is going to be a stay-at-home day for me. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:06:07 AM

Good Morning org,
Now you know where to look the next time Fido goes missing.

Make it off the island:

There were three people stranded on an island, a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde. The brunette looked over the water to the mainland and estimated about 20 miles to shore. So she announced, "I'm going to try to swim to shore." So she swam out five miles, and got really tired. She swam out ten miles from the island, and she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

The second one, the redhead, said to herself, "I wonder if she made it. I guess it's better to try to get to the mainland than stay here and starve." So she attempts to swim out. The redhead had a lot more endurance than the brunette, as she swam out 10 miles before she even got tired. After 15 miles, she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

So the blonde thought to herself, "I wonder if they made it! I think I'd better try to make it, too." So she swam out 5 miles, ten miles, fifteen miles, and finally nineteen miles from the island. The shore was just in sight, but she said, "I'm too tired to go on!" So she swam back.

TGIF
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 6:13:04 AM



On this date, in 1950, United Nations troops recaptured Seoul, the capital of South Korea, from the North Koreans.

Welcome to Friday, MidnightSun!
May I suggest Natty Greenes. They have several that I like!
Rain is likely to leave the area today on a Northward bound trek, with high of 74°.
Make today,a delightful day!



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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 2:36:03 AM

Good morning org!

Heavy drizzle sounds like our mtn weather. Need a cap to keep one's hair dry. Here is NH's Zealand valley and Mt Zealand. May be peak here in a few days. Or by next week.

Left early w/my camera in the hopes of getting some super foliage shots on the way to Littleton. Still have some days to go before the peak of the fall foliage. Will keep my eyes on the leaves every day.

Bought at the market were large red bell peppers $1.25 a lb, green beans $1.68 a lb, peaches 20¢ ea, a huge stalk of celery $1.08, pink grapefruit 95¢ ea, limes 5/$1, lemons 3/$2, green leaf lettuce, and great plump, firm, juicy grapes $2.28 a lb.

Visited my pal at Rite Aid. Asked him to see if he can order some special Ale for me. It is named Samuel Addams Rebel IPA. Love great ale and want to try this one.

Drove to Whitefield to my pals grocery store. Bought some store made lean sausage, two thick chicken breasts for $2.29 a lb and imported ham on sale for $3.99 a lb.

Stopped at Subway in Whitefield for a 6" white egg & bacon on flatbread w/all the veggies, plus extra lettuce and spinach. Rec'd a 20 oz French Vanilla coffee w/it. All for $3.27 w/tax, the brekky special everyday.

Also stopped at Shaws to purchase broccoli crowns for 99¢ a lb. It is seldom that low in northern NH.

Returned home to water the tomato plants. It was 36° (2°C) last night and the plants are looking extremely droopy. Also did garden maintenance. The high was 68° (20°C) in mostly sunny skies.

Made some homemade chicken soup with diced celery, onions, carrots, cubes of a chicken breast with bay leaves and basil added to the water. Boiled that baby for 2.5 hours in the crock pot until the celery was soft and carrots were al dente. Had two bowls for lunch.

Civil twilight is 6:09 AM EDT. Night is 7:05 PM.

Sunrise: 6:38 AM. Set: 6:33 PM.

Length of day: 11h 58m. Length of visible light: 12h 56m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 41° (5°C), the high to be 74° (23°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 8:07:16 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and three30!

Claudie, G00d news on Mom's visit!
G00d deal on how everything worked out!

TUrtLE, I was wondering here Fido was! I guess she got in when I paid bills!
I would turn that computer off!

three30, Were you flying so high, when you are stoned?

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 9:17:28 AM

Hi org!

As I left Albany, IL yesterday, there's was a wild man wizard hiding in me, illuminating my mind.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:39:46 AM

Good Morning org,

You've got mail:

A blonde quickly went out to her mail box, looked in it, closed the door of the box, and went back in the house. A few minutes later she repeated this process by checking her mail again.

She did this five more times, and her neighbor that was watching her commented: "You must be expecting a very important letter today the way you keep looking into that mail box."

The blonde answered, "No, I am working on my computer, and it keeps telling me that I have mail."

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:33:27 AM

Good morning, org,

No drizzle here yesterday at all, though it DID get very overcast in the late afternoon.

I heard from the doctor's office late yesterday afternoon; Mom's protimes/INR number was 2.9, a little on the high end, but keep the dosage the same and go back in a month. :) Whew!

Mom has a 9:30 appointment at the heart doctor's lab, checking her sodium and potassium numbers for an appointment next Thursday. I cannot take her (see below) so I asked at the ALF if they could; they can, so that's a relief that I don't have to get that worked in.

I got all my errands done in good time yesterday morning and ended up doing pretty good at the grocery store, too. I had a coupla e-coupons that got used, plus the Senior Discount came to about $3.75. ALSO...I picked up several gift cards for me/us to use; I have another e-coupon (kinda sorta) loaded onto my Kroger card that gives me 4X the amount of the gift card in fuel points (normally it 2X the amount, which really isn't that bad either). This goes on until next weekend, so I thought...well, I'll be going to these places anyway, so why NOT get them there and get the fuel points? That sure will save me some money at the gas pump! :)

The only outing planned for me today is to take Molly the kitty to the vet for her yearly shots. She sure isn't going to like that!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 6:11:53 AM



On this date, in 1890, Wilford Woodruff, president of the Mormon church, renounced the practice of polygamy. This paved the way for Utah's acceptance as a state in 1896.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun!
Drizzle most of the day yesterday; at times, heavy!
L00k forward to some spectacular photos !
Make this a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 1:47:56 AM

Good morning org!

Not my pix. Wanted to share want is seen here. More w/in a week. Hope you receive much more rain. Lazarus Form Recovery restores lost posts.

Enjoyed two episodes of Law & Order: SVU. yesterday and one early this morning. The more shows that are seen the more it is liked. Lately the shows are about the characters getting framed, pretending assaults, or making mistakes. As is in the real world. Have just 6 days left to see as many epi's as possible.

Fried onions, red and orange peppers sliced baby bella mushrooms then added some sliced ham and giant hand full of cooked spinach. Made a super spinach omelet for my 6:30 AM lunch. No cheese

Heavy fog was seen at daybreak. The soil was in the low 60's (16°C) and the air was down to 36° (2°C) for the low in the morning. Went out, checked the tomatoes, and watered them.

It has been in the 30's for 4 mornings. The French marigolds are doing well. The zinnia's are done. The half wine barrel of annuals saw much destruction.Yet my window boxes,especially those on the 2nd floor are looking great.

Took my camera and decided to take a trip to Weeks State Park, drive up the paved auto road, and take some spectacular photos on the summit. The gate was looked as the lodge is now only open on the w/e's.

Took a drive on the CT River Hwy. The hills and mtns have lots of color, yet the low elevation trees, such as the silver maples that line both banks of the river are still green.

Acer saccharinum, commonly known as silver maple, creek maple, silverleaf maple, soft maple, water maple, swamp maple, or white maple is a species of maple native to eastern North America in the eastern United States and Canada.

It is one of the most common trees in the United States. Its leaves look like this. Want a shot of the tranquil river lined w/these leaves when their peak red colors arrive. It could be this w/e. Next week for certain.

Civil twilight is 6:07 AM EDT. Night is 7:07 PM.

Sunrise: 6:36 AM. Set: 6:38 PM.

Length of day: 12h 01m. Length of visible light: 12h 59m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp is 38° (3°C), the high to be 68° (20°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun.

Heading to the mkt later for some light produce shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:56:36 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625 and Claudie!

TUrtLE, Yep! That's a blond alright!

Claudie, A c00l 54° this morning with a drizzle all day!
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:29:56 AM

Good morning, org,

Wow! It sure is cool here this morning (even for here!)! It's 53°, and the dew point is 50°. Brrrr! I am not complaining, though.

Hmmmmm, right off hand, I don't know when the Falcons first play the Panthers (there), but I sure am hoping Cam's not straightened out by then. :)

Boy, have I got a busy morning! I had scheduled lots of places I had to go, and then Mom calls late yesterday afternoon, telling me she forgot to pick up her prescription yesterday at WM, and could I get it today and bring it to her (she needed it by tomorrow)? Grrrrrr! One extra stop! :( Okay, so I'll go get that first and then go to her place; after that, I have about 4 or 5 places to stop before I even get to the grocery store! Aaahhh, busy, busy!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:28:31 AM

Good Morning org,
You'll have to ask a blonde.

How many sheep do I have?

There once was a blonde who was very tired of blonde jokes and insults directed at her intelligence.

So, she cut and dyed her hair, got a make-over, got in her car, and began driving around in the country.

Suddenly, she came to a herd of sheep in the road. She stopped her car and went over to the shepherd who was tending to them.

"If I can guess the exact number of sheep here, will you let me have one?" she asked.

The shepherd, thinking this was a pretty safe bet, agreed.

"You have 171 sheep," said the blonde in triumph.

Surprised, the shepherd told her to pick out a sheep of her choice.

She looked around for a while and finally found one that she really liked.

She picked it up and was petting it when the shepherd walked over to her and asked, "if I can guess your real hair color, will you give me my sheep back?"

The blonde thought it was only fair to let him try. "You're a blonde! Now give me back my dog."

HHD
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 6:10:59 AM



On this date, in 1789, Congress passed the First Judiciary Act which provided for a U.S. attorney general and the Supreme Court.

Happy Hard Drive, TCOROLLA and MidnightSun!

TCOROLLA, G00d Morning!

MidnightSun, Received a little rain yesterday and may receive showers today!
Very nice pictures; did you take?
Excellent grab at the store!
Will have to check into Lazarus Form Recovery.
Make it a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 1:53:13 AM

Good morning org!

Have seen the leaves turn upside down when we had a summer of drought one year. Strange to see that. Hope you get lots of rain. Our area buys NC produce.

Spent some time playing StarCraft: Brood War yesterday morning as a member of the Protoss race battling the Terran army and the Zerg swarm. Lot of fun in real time.

Took a drive down US Rt 3 to visit my pals store in Whitefield and the see the northern NH foliage. Left the link as a slide show, so the reader can scroll and see more views, if one desires. Want you to see what is seen every day. Few buildings, lots of mtns, and plenty of fall color.

Hit the Jack pot at the store! Bought four T-bone steaks marked down to $2.49 a lb while still red. Then two pkgs of beef ribs, nice and thick, that were completely cooked and reduced to $2.89 a lb. Love these deals.

Yesterday afternoon the power flickered about 6-7 times, then went out long enough to shut my pc, and have to reset the clocks. When the power goes off my Lazarus Form Recovery (Restores lost posts and fills forms, even on iPad OS7) was reset w/o saved text.

Copied the text on Word. Did not save it before the lights went out. Lost 2 hours of my post w/links and replies to my visitors. Needed to go outside, relax, and enjoy the afternoon. Was burning up angry.

More New England images of autumn.
Civil twilight is 6:06 AM EDT. Night is 7:09 PM.

Sunrise: 6:33 AM. Set: 6:40 PM.

Length of day: 12h 04m. Length of visible light: 13h 02m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp is 37° (3°C), the high to be 68° (20°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun later.

Have a fabulous day!

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