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   Gram77 posted on Pet Peeves  Last year we bought a Samsung Smart TV plus a 5 year warranty from H H Gregg. Of course they went bankrupt and there is no where to go to get our warranty honored. I have been on line to every place I could think to check this out. They all tell me we are out of luck. Apparently, gift certificates are no good either. I found some customer letters and there was one where a customer ordered a very large stainless steel frig and put down a $1,000.00 payment on the orders. No frig and no return of the down payment. There are lots of angry people out there
August 7 at 12:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, your television is already giving trouble? Have you contacted Samsung?
August 15 at 08:51 EST .


   Gram77  Boy, Storm. Sometimes I wonder where my head is. Not too long ago I would have thought of that. Heaps of thanks!!
August 17 at 08:22 EST .


   MeiDei  Worst comes to worst you can deduct it as a loss (not covered by insurance ) from your fed. taxes. I have a large (now useless ) gift certificate from a very upscale restaurant. The owner died, 2nd wife and his adult kids that were running the restaurant - well you can guess the rest...every one lost; family, employees, customers, charitable organizations - spite - ugly business.
August 18 at 22:37 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Since we have no TV site here I'm sure it's ok to share at the movie site. I recently stumbled onto a station that has reruns for ER. Talk about getting hooked all over again. As I watch ER again, in my opinion the hospital shows of today could take some lessons from that show. I'm thinking that Crichton had a lot to do with the success of ER.
August 3 at 18:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I think the series(es ) of the past were better plotted and better produced. On my DVD shelves, I have the complete "Hill Street Blues" and also "St. Elsewhere". I loved them both and "L.A. Law", too.
August 4 at 05:34 EST .

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   Gram77  Hubby and I were totally hooked to these shows too, especially Hill Street Blues. I was thinking as I was watching ER that lots of people got their break to move on, especially Julianna Margolise. Now don't laugh, but today is the episode where Dr. Carter and Lucy get stabbed by a mental patient and I told hubby if we shop today I have to be home by 3pm. Talk about silly (and old ). Have a good day!!
August 4 at 10:00 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Finishing up 3 Weeks To Say Goodbye by C.J. Box. Think Storm recommended this book. Pretty good too. Then went to the library today and picked up The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel. Great reviews for this one. Then another one is Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt. This author rescues Golden Retrievers and well known for this. Check'em out Storm.
August 1 at 19:12 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh, forgot to mention that I am on a waiting list for The Glass Castle. The oldest daughter of this really "different" family has been on TV and has written the memoirs of growing up in the truly chaotic family. Reviews for this one are quite good.
August 1 at 19:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  "The Glass Castle" is a good one. Gram, did you read "The Tumbling Turner Sisters"? You had mentioned it, so I bought it and enjoyed it.
August 2 at 05:54 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm reading "The Marriage Pact", sort of a "The Firm" with Leah Remini telling the reader about it. [grin]
August 2 at 05:56 EST .

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   Gram77  Yes, I read The Tumbling Turner Sisters. Accurate history of vaudeville. Sometimes funny, sometimes not. Glad you liked it.
August 2 at 06:43 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Sundance showed Lawless last night. Story of the Bonderant boys and the years of boot letting. Pretty good movie.
August 1 at 19:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  I read some reviews, did you find it as brutal/gory/bloody as some reviewers did? I like Tom Hardy & Guy Pierce - did they play their parts well?
August 1 at 20:57 EST .

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   Gram77  Hardy was tough and angry. Truthfully, I hadn't seen Pierce in so long I didn't recognize him until almost the end. Shia LeBouft ( bad spelling ) had a rather large part and did it well. Was it bloody? Yes!
August 2 at 06:36 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Boy, are we wet in Bradenton! From all the reports Tampa is going to get the worst. We'll get the edge. If any one is curious just check the National Weather Channel and see the size of this tropical storm.
July 31 at 11:27 EST .

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   Tulsa  I didn't know about this, Gram.

May our beloved Lord dry up the rain and take the wind out of this storm. May he spare people, pets and property from any and all damage. In Jesus name. Amen.
July 31 at 11:34 EST .

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   Gram77  Thank you and hugs to you.
July 31 at 11:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I am doing my very best rain dance to draw your rain west to Texas where it is badly needed. In the meantime, stay dry and safe.
July 31 at 12:40 EST .

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   Phooey  Heading toward EC.
July 31 at 13:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have family in Bradenton. St Pee & Clearwater and friends in central FL - my prayers are with you all,
July 31 at 19:12 EST .

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   Safetydude  I'll defer to our neighbors north of us, but here in the Venice/North Port area it was a tempest in a tea cup.
Occasionally heavy rain and strong gusts of wind in the AM but it was pretty much gone by 2-3 o'clock. Now it's going on eight and it's partly cloudy with white clouds in a blue sky.
One of our local TV weatherguessers was right in the spirit of things though; he was on camera in his shirt-sleeves.
July 31 at 19:51 EST .

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   Gram77  We always prepare and then get lucky and these storms go a different direction. I know the weather predictions often mean nothing but I figure the time I ignore stuff is the time I will get hit and won't be ready. Hubby and I live only two blocks from the bay and being in a mobile home I take precautions. I don't mind complaining the next morning. I just figure it's all part of living in Florida.
August 1 at 07:31 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Oh wow!! Guess what I will be doing Saturday? I'll let you know when I am done watching.
July 28 at 14:17 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Good morning Storm. Just ran across a book that Amazon is recommending for July. The review is most interesting. Check it out.....Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory.
July 22 at 08:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks for the tip, Gram. I looked it up and have put it on my list. In my experience, Knopf doesn't publish time-wasters. I also saw "When the English Fall" by David Williams which looks pretty good, too. A Post-Apocalyptic story.
July 22 at 14:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Another book for my mile long list.
July 25 at 07:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  Spoonbenders was recently previewed on the on-line bookclub, it also got good reviews on Goodreads.
July 26 at 19:13 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Wow, a bunch of tough ones!!
July 21 at 18:49 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  This is for Storm. This is only an old lady's opinion, however, I am finished with Camino Island and am a bit disappointed. For me, the plot was a good one but I thought it bogged down a bit as the story continued. With Grishim, I think his books are either page turners or they are not. Can't decide if I will read The Whistler. I'll pick it up at the library if I do. Right now I am reading James Grippando's new book Most Dangerous Place.
July 20 at 07:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks, Gram. John Grisham is a talented writer and has proven it over and over. But with many good, talented writers, there are too many over and overs. Mr. Grisham has certainly provided readers with a mountain of entertainment over the years, however.
July 21 at 12:40 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Since there are so many level headed people here at The Connection I feel safe making this comment. I am so sad and so upset with the way our president is taking care of us. Yes, I am praying. Gram
July 14 at 08:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, can you be more specific?
July 14 at 08:44 EST .

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   GO3  Well...I've never thought the President should take care of us (in the parent sense? ) outside of protecting our country, its institutions, and the Constitution. What are you referring to?
July 14 at 10:56 EST .

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   Gram77  I am very concerned as to where the actions of N. Korea may take us. As for the parenting sense, that never crossed my mind.
July 14 at 13:36 EST .

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   Mike PHX  It may be cold comfort for some, but not for me: Thank GOD it's not Hillary. We could be on the quick way of anhilalation of one or more of our cities. I don't think Trump will let the subhuman dwarf even come close.
I don't see him as a parent, but he does remind me of my old dad. The things he'd say to me.
"What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"
July 14 at 21:14 EST .

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   Suejeanne  Bill Clinton basically restarted the Cold War by selling out missile technology - I believe his actions contributed to the things NK is doing now.
July 14 at 21:26 EST .

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   Safetydude  Mike...are you really Marty Feldman ?
July 14 at 21:34 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Dude, no. Sorry. It's Abby.
July 14 at 21:47 EST .

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   Safetydude  Are you named after the late, lamented Abby Normal?
July 14 at 21:58 EST .

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   Mike PHX  You may have heard my Top Ten Single, "Puhhiee awhh rah Reeeee".
July 14 at 22:01 EST .

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   GO3  Gram, OK I understand. I agree with Suejeanne. Clinton's selling technology and bribing the Norks during his administration is appeasement and is not taking care of us by any stretch of the imagination. It's just kicking the can down the road until..well now. Historically, if France and Britain had put up the slightest resistance to Germany marching into the Rhineland in 1938, the Wehrmacht would have turned around and marched home thereby averting the most deadly war in human history. Trump confronting the Norks shouldn't make you sad. It gives me a sense of relief actually.
July 14 at 22:29 EST .

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