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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Here is a list of the reading I've been doing. As you folks know, I read a huge variety of things......just can't leave books alone. The one I'm in the middle of is Dead Wake by Erik Larson. The history this author presents before the disaster of the Lusitania is fastinating. Then for some humor and some education as to how a bail bondsman runs business, The Fixer by Ira Judelson and finally a total experiment which I just might dump, Uncaged by John Sanford and Michael Cook.
July 25 at 08:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I just placed a big order with B&N from the notes I've been keeping for a couple of months. "Dead Wake" is on it and I am looking forward to that one. I looked up Judelman's "The Fixer" and that sure looks good. That'll go on my next order. Thanks.
July 25 at 13:39 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Small problem: I am on facebook and comment often. All of a sudden yesterday I tried to comment several times and as always after I comment I hit the enter button and nothing will post. Would someone who is willing to speak in words an 83 year old can understand be willing to tell me why this is happening? Many thanks. Gram
July 17 at 09:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I would love to help, but I am clueless about how Facebook works.
July 17 at 10:54 EST .

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   Gram77  I don't find Facebook difficult to use and I'm betting I accidentally hit a key I shouldn't have and got myself messed up. It's really nice that at least you dropped me a line.
July 17 at 15:09 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks to a great stepdaughter, my problem has been solved and sure enough I touched a key by accident.
July 17 at 17:07 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Coffee Klatch  I saw something this morning that told me kindness is still alive. I was on a really busy roadway that is also is the route to Interstate 75. 6 lanes wide.......crossing this mess of traffic was a mother duck and following her was 10 (yep 10 ) little fuzzy babies in a perfectly straight line. They were on the center strip getting ready to step off into the street. I thought that would be their end but 3 busy rapidly moving lanes of cars all stopped and waited. Have to say, I had tears. God bless those drivers.
July 13 at 10:34 EST .

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   Safetydude  Ours is still a country of good and caring people.
Thank you for your post.
July 13 at 20:30 EST .

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   BirdsNest  When I see things like that I hold my breath because I want the animal to survive without killing a bunch of unsuspecting humans. That day it seems everyone was on top of their game, and allowed these ducks to get to the other side. Smiles for the good Samaritans.Smiles for the duck family.
July 14 at 07:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  We have "neighborhood" ducks, turkeys and Canada Geese that make these crossings from river to stream to pond - fortunately, so far, they do it during the quiet times of the day & our locals are well aware to their habits. Still, it's a cute sight to behold & always brings out the smiles of the stopped drivers.
July 14 at 14:42 EST .

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   StormCnter  We have neighborhood ducks, too. One pair decided my swimming pool was a good place to spend the summer a couple of years ago. That was a problem. We also have neighborhood turtles and most of us stop our vehicles to carefully remove them from the street. The Texas saying about snapping turtles is they won't let go until it thunders. So, we are cautious.
July 17 at 09:15 EST .

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   Surfhut  Love these stories. I've seen a flock of geese on the busy road I drive each morning. Also once saw a fawn who was scared and jumping all over the place before finally getting itself into the wooded area and safety. Both times, traffic came to a complete halt. We are a country of good, good people (mostly ).
July 19 at 07:50 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  I think the picture of Karen Black is the movie Airport 75. I'm fairly sure she was not in the original Airport.
June 27 at 16:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  Yes, you are right and "Airport75" is the one described in the quiz question. I just forgot to add the "75" when I told you and Mei you won prizes. The movie "Airport" was made in 1970.
June 27 at 16:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  Just for fun, since you mentioned that movie, here is a trailer for 1970's "Airport". It's not the official trailer, but is better.

http://youtu.be/_Vn8uX4_hI8
June 27 at 16:58 EST .

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   Gram77  Don't mean to nit pick. And thanks for the trailer. Another movie I have seen so much I can speak right along the actors.
June 27 at 17:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  I enjoyed watching Van Heflin in that trailer. He was always one of my favorites. Maybe I'll look for another Van Heflin movie to post.
June 28 at 06:10 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Nothing really important except it's been a irritating day. Anyway, I got lucky and checked out Sundance this afternoon and watched Midnight Run. Forgot how funny that was. Perked me up.
June 25 at 19:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree that "Midnight Run" is a fun film and probably perfect to distract the viewer from an irritating day. Good on ya, Gram.
June 26 at 05:31 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  One of you folks saw Jurassic World. What was it like?
June 22 at 10:09 EST .

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   StormCnter  I did, Gram. I took my daughter in law and the two 13-year-old granddaughters. We all loved it. The story is completely unbelievable, of course, but that's what science fiction gives u. We didn't see the 3-D version because that theater was sold out. I suspect it would be even better in 3-D. One of the granddaughters remained fairly terrified all the way through. Go see it. You'll be glad you did.
BTW: We also saw the previews for "The Martian". Remember that book?
June 22 at 10:43 EST .

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   Gram77  Hot dog......The Martian. I sincerely hope they remain true to the book. I always say that and Hollywood always "tinkers" with the good stuff.
June 22 at 11:41 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Some time back the movie The Homesman was shown here to be identified. Whoever posted it also mentioned that this movie was a book. I found it on Amazon for 42 cents and the book is quite good. Thanks to who ever posted the movie.
June 3 at 10:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  That would be moi! Never let it be said that I hide my light. [grin]
I've got the book on my order list. I'm glad you are liking it.
June 3 at 10:27 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  This is great! First thing I did was grab paper and pencil and make a list. Saturday is library day for me even if I already have a book (or books ) in the house. Thanks!!
May 28 at 15:23 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Nostalgia  Speaking of Nostalgia, where are all the great people who used to post here?
May 24 at 10:11 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm not one of the greats, but, I do a lot more lurking these days.
May 29 at 22:22 EST .

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   Gram77  Of course you are a great!!
May 31 at 11:41 EST .

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   BirdsNest  It seems it is easier to hit the "like" than it is to leave even a tiny comment.
June 7 at 07:28 EST .

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   Gerty  I'm inclined to believe that there is so much bad news out there that many people get mired down. What's going on out there is discouraging! Up is down and down is up! I don't know about others, but it wears me out...leaving little time for down to earth people.

That does not say that I don't appreciate all you guys for bringing a bit of "nice" into my days.
June 12 at 06:40 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Good morning all. Couldn't sleep so checked out movies. If you had offered a million dollars to identify Gabby Hayes I still would have never got it. What a difference a beard made!
May 20 at 06:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  Isn't that photo something, Gram? The odd thing (or maybe not odd ) about our perception of Gabby Hayes is that he was what we saw on screen in the cowboy films, funny, not too smart, a little bit grimy. But, in real life, he was educated and erudite. He had retired at age 40 from the business world, but lost everything in the '29 crash. His wife persuaded him to move to California and he found a niche in westerns. He didn't learn to ride a horse until he was 50. I love the story.
May 20 at 06:23 EST .

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