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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  What's with all the ads on the main site? Does Lucianne need some support? When I first found this site there were ads but not like this! Kind of distracting if you ask me.
May 11 at 22:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  It's 7:30 am on Thurs. The ads are gone on the homepage. The cartoon is up and ABP is off on the homepage so I can see the cartoon. I sent a complaint and screen shot to ABP yesterday. I have no idea if the ads will be back or not. Mildred and I had a nice back and forth yesterday and Mildred recommended AdFender if this continues here.

The ads were on every page yesterday.
May 12 at 08:32 EST .

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   Mildred  Good morning Tulsa and Gram. It's only 5:45 am here and I decided to see if AdFender is working. It's sorta working. I have one large strip of ads on the Home Page in the middle of the posts. I think I can live with that. When ABP works, it's the better of the two but I got tired on the on again off again problems. I can always switch back to ABP. It's still strange that this is the only site I read that has this problem.
May 12 at 08:49 EST .

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   Mildred  A final note. At first I continued to get ads with AdFender but I went to the main console and clicked on filters. I then checked all the boxes and now I only have a few on Yahoo mail. If an ad appears, I've exited the website and then opened it again. It usually disappears. So far, it's doing what it says it's supposed to do.
May 13 at 15:13 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Faith  No need for anything else to be said. Canada needs prayers.
May 8 at 08:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  Now our friends that are getting pelted by Dolly are in need of our prayers.
Sunday at 19:32 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Just finished At The Edge Of The Orchard. Either MeiDei or Storm has read this. Opinion please.
May 1 at 10:12 EST .

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   MeiDei  Haven't read this one Gram.
May 1 at 18:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  I've read it, Gram. I thought it was okay and I think the writer set up the ending for a sequel. What do you think?
May 2 at 05:40 EST .

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   Gram77  Very well could be. I would love to see what Molly and Robert's lives would be, especially the 2 little girls. Love the Molly character.
May 2 at 08:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  A much younger Ruta Lee would be a perfect Molly. And a much younger Sam Elliott for Robert. Alas, they're both too old now.
May 2 at 11:57 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh, excellent!!
May 2 at 15:01 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  I love books and will read most anything someone hands me. An author I can't remember seeing discussed here is Lisa Genova. I thought she would show up here after one of her books was made into a movie and also brought an Oscar to the actress who was the lead character. That book was Still Alice. Her other books are Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and my favorite Inside The O'Briens. I'm betting either or maybe both MeiDei and Storm may be familiar with this author. At the moment I am reading the Monuments Men. Found a copy at a thrift store for 50 cents.
April 28 at 17:58 EST .



   StormCnter  Gram, I"m pretty sure Mei has mentioned "Still Alice". I didn't read it because it sounded like a downer and I avoided the film for the same reason. Was it good?
April 29 at 05:48 EST .


   Gram77  I did not see the movie for the same reason you didn't. My father in his last few years was lost to us mentally so I knew about the heartache......didn't to watch it again.
April 29 at 06:05 EST .


   MeiDei  I didn't read it, nor would I want to see it, too heartbreaking as with Gram's experience. But I did do a quiz for the movie wall via Gram's post here about Genova & that is what you're probably remembering.
April 29 at 18:22 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Saw the movie ROOM today. They were true to the book with one exception, which I felt did no harm. Anyone else read the book or saw the movie? The little boy in the movie is really good and so cute.
April 27 at 19:20 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  I read Girl On The Train. I'm anxious to see the movie.
April 26 at 10:37 EST .

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   StormCnter  I read both Train Girls. "The Girl on the Train" by Hawkins, and "Girl on a Train" by Waines. The first is the basis for a movie. The second wasn't worth the time or the money for the book.
April 26 at 13:34 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Storm is a miracle worker. Thanks to her concern and friendship she has reached the correct people at the Connection and solved my login problem. There just aren't enough thanks to be found but THANKS again. Gram
April 25 at 11:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Glad to see you back, Gram. Appreciation, though, goes to whichever staffer sprinkled the magic dust and cured the problem.
April 25 at 12:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back, Gram!
April 25 at 12:51 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Good to see you Gram . . . you've been missed.
April 25 at 16:50 EST .

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   BirdsNest  So good to have you back. Now the kitty pictures can begin again!!
April 26 at 06:03 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  OK, here goes. This story involves students at a military school in Florida (better to not name the school ), a Halloween tradition and a cow. Every Halloween it was tradition at the school to sneak a cow up (way up ) into the school's bell tower. The boys managed to get this done almost every year. The part of this and the cost for the school is that a cow will climb with no problem. Believe me they won't come down. So, each time this happened the school had to get a crane with a large belt to fasten under the belly of the cow and lift it down. We girls found this really fun and showed up in hopes to meet the boys. I am ashamed to say I was in my sophomore year of college. One would think we would know better but it was college and it was fun.
February 10 at 20:25 EST .

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   Gram77  This must be one of those stories that falls under the the saying of "you had to be there". Sorry, you guys. :(
February 12 at 09:39 EST .

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   Gram77  Cows are an odd lot. I was around them as a kid and I always thought they weren't very bright but what do I know. I do know they are nosey.
February 13 at 22:10 EST .

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   Alice  Gram, you have solved a puzzle for me! ;- ) I had no idea a cow would not go down stairs, since I thought they 'do' hills and creek sides whenever they spot something to eat or drink.. but I have to admit the cattle around here I've seen from the road are on flat pastures with stock tanks, so for me it is a case of 'who knew?'. I've read about this type of stunt over the years, but thought there must be some trick to getting the cow up there if they had to hire a crane to get it down.

My only remembered experience with cows was when I was about 8 years old. My grandparents had a very small farm growing peanuts. Their neighbors had cows, and when we visited, we went outside, and I stepped in a cow patty thinking it was a rock! I was so embarrassed I never forgot it. :- ) And I never really wanted to see those neighbors again because I was such a fool: "Even a child is known by his doing." Now I find that bit of self-inflicted scripture funny.
February 19 at 12:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  I believe giraffes will not step down, either. I don't know why. I do know that a horse will die of thirst rather than voluntarily step over a low curb or barrier to get to water. There's something about having to raise their feet and place them on the other side that scares them.
February 19 at 17:47 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  MeiDei....I have a rather funny stair step story but don't know if I should post it. It's about a cow. What do you think?
February 10 at 12:35 EST .

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   MeiDei  You don't need my permission Gram - By all means - we all could use a laugh! You reminded me of when some cows got loose in our Denver suburb......
February 10 at 18:19 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Speaking of Nicholson, was it him that in later years was taken totally with surprise as to his mother really was?
February 10 at 12:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's Wiki's report: "Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937 in Neptune City, New Jersey,[2][3] the son of a showgirl, June Frances Nicholson (November 5, 1918 – July 31, 1963 ) (stage name June Nilson ).[4][5] Nicholson's mother was of Irish, English, and Pennsylvania Dutch (German ) descent. She married Italian American showman Donald Furcillo (stage name Donald Rose ) in 1936, not knowing that he was already married.[6]:8 [7] As June was only 17 years old, unmarried and uncertain of the father's identity when Nicholson was born, her parents[note 1] agreed to raise Nicholson as their own child without revealing his true parentage, and June would act as his sister.[8]

In 1974, Time magazine researchers learned, and informed Nicholson, that his "sister," June, was actually his mother, and his other "sister," Lorraine, was really his aunt.[9] By this time, both his mother and grandmother had died (in 1963 and 1970, respectively )."
February 10 at 12:26 EST .


   StormCnter  The same thing happened to Bobby Darin. Also from Wiki: "Bobby Darin was reared by his maternal grandmother, who he thought was his mother. Darin's birth mother, Vanina Juliette "Nina" Cassotto (born November 30, 1917 ), became pregnant with him in the summer of 1935 when she was 18. Presumably because of the scandalous nature of out-of-wedlock pregnancies in that era, Nina and her mother hatched a plan to pass her baby off as Nina's younger brother. Years later when Nina finally told Darin the truth about his upbringing she refused to reveal the identity of his biological father, and she continued to keep that secret even up until her own death in 1983."
February 10 at 12:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'll be rude & guess it was a fast-talking slick mobster from the neighborhood.
February 10 at 12:53 EST .

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