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   Gram77 posted on Coffee Klatch  Yet another tragic story. We live only 2 blocks in off Route 41 (Bradenton, FL ) and hear sirens often. Yesterday morning around 10AM there were lots of sirens and shortly after 3 helicopters were hovering over 41. The story was on the 6PM news. 2 young girls exited a city busy, immediately crossed in front of the bus and attempted to run across the street. Several cars bumped into each other attempting to miss them but the car at the point of their crossing hit them both. One was dead at the scene and the other was Bay Flighted to Tampa. The really sad thing about this is directly behind the bus was a traffic light and a cross walk. Will these people never learn?
January 22 at 14:48 EST .



   Gram77  not city busy........city bus......
January 22 at 14:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  Young girls who hadn't learned the difference between exiting a city bus and a school bus - a learned habit (false sense of security ) from childhood maybe?
January 22 at 15:02 EST .


   Gram77  According to the report and the picture of one of these girls, they were absolutely not youngr school girls. The police think they may have been trying to catch another bus on the other side of the street going the other way.
January 22 at 16:54 EST .


   MeiDei  Gram, anyone under 25 is young to me [laughing] - but their age isn't the problem it was the lack of foresight regarding traffic whether you're walking or driving you stop, look left, look right, look left again & if all is clear you cross or pull out. I didn't mean to suggest that they were school age - more that kids are subconsciously trained that all traffic stops when exiting a school bus & to cross in front of it, some don't graduate to reality. The movies that show people running through traffic & surviving doesn't help either - another subliminal message lacking reality. Still it is tragic, some family is burying their daughter and another is wondering about the condition of the other gal; it's so sad because it didn't need to happen.
January 23 at 11:22 EST .

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   Gram77  I wonder about her too but of course the news doesn't follow up with good news, the sad stuff.
January 23 at 12:37 EST .

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   Surfhut  Color me old and cynical if you want. Put down the cell phone and pay attention to your current real-world reality.
January 24 at 10:03 EST .

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   Gram77  Totally agree!
January 24 at 19:08 EST .


   Hagar  Situational awareness
Yesterday at 09:27 EST .


   Safetydude  You are not ...'old and cynical'...Surfhut. You spesk the truth.

Hagar,
Lack of SA has killed many pilots.
Yesterday at 21:53 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  I watched the Goodbye Girl last night. I like that movie and watch it mostly for the young girl who plays the daughter. Don't know her name and can't remember ever seeing her again in the movies.
January 17 at 16:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, the girl in that movie is Quinn Cummings. Here's a link to her entry in Wikipedia.

I like the movie, too. In my younger days and Marsha Mason's younger days, I was often mistaken for her. Now that she's gotten fat and gone gray, I don't want anyone to ask me again.
January 17 at 17:23 EST .

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   Susannah  I saw her in a stage production of "Cactus Flower" about a million years ago, and she looked then as if she weighed about 37 pounds.
January 17 at 20:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  My link disappeared and I only just now noticed. Here's a second try.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinn_Cummi
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January 18 at 05:53 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Went to the main library checking to see what was new in that section. I picked up a book entitled The Wind Is Not A River based on the inside description of the story. I like a good story based on war times and I knew just a few pages in I had made a good decision. The author is Brian Payton. Anyone familiar with this book or author?
January 16 at 14:58 EST .

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   Balogreene  Looks like a good book. And it is an e-book. Will have to check it out of my library on Kindle.
January 22 at 20:36 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Just saw something on Lucianne that the White House says "they screwed up not sending someone to Paris" Really? Today after this great great gathering they think they may have screwed up?
January 12 at 14:09 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  All the spaces below are used up but please know, HereIstand, your daughter and your family have my prayers.
January 11 at 08:52 EST .

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   HereIstand  Thank you, Gram, and also for the support of all L.dotters, likers and lurkers. Will report on our visit with our old acquaintance when able.
January 11 at 13:32 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Can't get this comment to stay put. Did I get Haley Joel Osmond right? It moved on before it was answered.
January 8 at 11:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  Sorry about that Gram, just as I was getting ready to answer earlier my computer went crazy & had to do a system restore. Yes, you answered correctly. He's been doing 'voice' for various projects with too much time & food on hand.
January 8 at 12:50 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  I was interrupted in completing The Unbroken due some things going on legally. I finished last night and I have no idea what any one else felt but the final 2/3 chapters moved me beyond words. I plug along daily and try to accept what comes along in life, but to find fulfillment like Zamparini did is something I discovered I need to work on. It's never too late.
January 6 at 11:43 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Am wishing each and every one I know here a very Happy New Year!! Hubby and I will be sound asleep when the new year arrives. No problem, it will be here in the morning waiting for us to wake up. :- )
December 31 at 20:42 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  At this moment I am watching a very interesting movie; Hannibal Rising. The young man playing this role is Gaspard Illial (think I spelled that right ). I'm not sure if it's correct to this but, he is a beautiful young man. I've never seen him before or after in any other movies. Any one else seen this?
December 31 at 14:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I pulled up info about the movie and I don't recognize any of the actors. But, it sounds like a heart stimulator for a New Year's eve.
December 31 at 14:33 EST .

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   Richdet  Got me curious of course. I just looked up Gaspard Ulliel on imdb.com and wiki. He is only 30 years old, which means he was in his early 20s in the movie Gram saw. Looks like he works thus far almost exclusively in French films, and has won the French Oscar (the Cesar ) for most promising actor a few years ago. He recently starred in a bio-pic about Yves Saint Laurent.
December 31 at 17:21 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  On a lighter side, hubby and I decided to visit an opening of a very high end shopping center yesterday. He wasn't the least bit excited about this but I wanted to see the decorations. Goodness knows I couldn't afford anything. Well, it was crowded and I found it very interesting that everyone was polite, excusing themselves if they bumped someone in the crush and often I saw someone move out of the way or help someone elderly get where they were going. An extremely refreshing treat.
December 21 at 09:28 EST .

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   Gerty  Ironic, isn't it, Gram--it costs not a penny to be well mannered. (Lesson learned ages ago in a grade school run by Nuns. )
December 21 at 10:18 EST .

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