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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Let's all of us on the Movie wall remember our friend MeiDei and her son today in our prayers.
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   StormCnter  I agree, Iacta. Think of them and pray for them.
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   Iacta alea est posted on The Road Automobilia  A friendly competitor of my Dad's had three of these in his "fleet" at one time. 1955 White cabovers.
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   Iacta alea est  This not their truck BTW. My Dad sold sawdust & shavings.
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   Ole buzzard  White started building the model 3000 in 1949. My dad considered getting one at one time, but drivers of grain trucks are in and out of the cab so much that he decided against a "two story".
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   Iacta alea est posted on The Road Automobilia  Of all the GMC's my Dad owned my favorites were the two tilt-cab models ('71 & '75 )
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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Well....a couple of months ago my mom had a long hospitalization ordeal with a tear in her aorta. The prayer warriors here at the Connection weighed in with their supplications and mom has been home now for 5 weeks and doing well. I thank you all again for your prayers. My dad has been hospitalized since Nov. 4 with a pneumonia infection and excessive fluid build up due to end stage renal disease. Yesterday, the vascular surgeon did a "low-risk procedure on a high risk patient" to implant a device to enable Dad to start kidney dialysis. The operation was a success, but we don't know when Dad will be discharged. We are hoping to have him home in time for Thanksgiving and that he stays well (via dialysis ) for Christmas and beyond. His situation isn't good for Mom because her doctors said the best treatment for her is to keep her blood pressure low. So dear hearts, would you please send up a few prayers for my mom and dad? With love, Dom
   November 16 at 01:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes, of course. Keep us posted. Your parents should be proud of you Dom.

If I may piggy-back for a prayer request: My son has just had an old wound reopen for the third time in the hip area, on the side he sleeps on. The other two required many months (6-9 ) of home nursing care via the VNA, followed by surgical repair and hospitalization. Each time before was at Thanksgiving. Thank you all.
November 16 at 10:24 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  On the way Mei.
November 16 at 11:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mine, too, Mei.

And for your parents also, Iacta.
November 18 at 15:48 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up for Iacta's parent and Mei's son . . . May Gods Blessings be on you all.
November 18 at 17:11 EST .

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   Surfhut  Prayers for our dear friends Iacta and Mei and families from Surfie, too. We love you both.
November 18 at 19:59 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thank you all, both Iacta's Dad & my son face a long road ahead & I'm trusting God to multiply back to you your thoughtfulness.
November 19 at 16:42 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  As I have said on a different wall....all of you people are the finest kind. I wish we all lived on the same street.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of us, we've much to be thankful for.
November 19 at 22:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  My son is going to the hospital Monday; there's a good chance they will keep him in, so we're having Thanksgiving this weekend - it will be a rare time that I'm early to get something done : ) Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Friday at 12:00 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Coffee Klatch  About 38 years ago, I was one of 5 friends that have remained friends to this very day, even tho' during those years we were separated by many miles, or family situations...whatever. Even today one of lives on the west coast, the other 4 live in the NYC area. And we all meet once a year during the week after Christmas for brunch at our old favorite diner. Back then one of us had/has a sister who was in our age group and was/is beautiful, smart,funny as anyone you could name, and had an enormous crush on me. For the one and only time in my 57 years, I did not act in any way toward this delightful woman. Why? Because she was/is the sister of my good friend. And I firmly believed then that if I dated -let's call her Sally- somehow my friendship with her brother would've changed and that would've changed the dynamic of the entire circle of friends. So I never told any of the guys how much I adored Sally and she went on to marry and raise a family, and I after a few years of work related relocation and tom-catting also married (since divorced ) and have two daughters that I dote on. This past Saturday I -along with the rest of our circle ) attended a memorial service for the mother of one of our circle. At the end of the service I saw Sally speaking to some folks across the apse of the church. I waved and gave her a broad smile. Sally almost ran to come over, and she gave me a hug like I never felt before, including my ex-wife at the height of our passionate stage of newlywed-ism. I felt nothing but simple joy. After a few minutes and when a couple of the other guys came over to say hello to Sally, I made an excuse to leave simply because I couldn't trust myself from saying something stupid and betraying my long held secret. Sally is still a married woman, and I wouldn't dram of making her feel awkward by even flirting with her n the smallest way. Sally gave me a second hug that was more electric than the first and she sort of insinuated she wanted an invite to our yearly brunch. I am not the "organizer" of the brunch, but the friend who does organize it always asks the group if a certain fellow alumni (we all went to the same H/S but graduated different years ) could attend and we all always are OK with it. But because Sally is still the sister of a friend and more importantly is a married woman I am not going suggest she be invited, but will not object if asked should we extend her an invite, because truly everyone in the group knows her and would enjoy her company. I don't know why I am writing this, but sometimes when you feel this good you've got
November 13 at 04:59 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I don't know why I am writing this, but sometimes when you feel this good you've got to get it off your chest. I can still feel her hug, smell her scented shampooed hair and see her in her yellow dress, and of course her lovey smile. God let things work out the way they have for His reasons, unknown to us. And I'm with that 100%....but sometimes "The Guy Code" really sucks. Thanks for letting me bend our collective ears.
November 13 at 05:00 EST .

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   Phooey  Iacta, a beautiful story of lifelong friendships. Thank you for sharing. Be careful.
November 13 at 16:17 EST .

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   Balogreene  lacta, I totally agree with you. I would never ruin a friendship by dating a friend's brother, I would never date a sister/friend's ex, and I would never get in the way of a marriage. That said. You are an amazing man (I truly believe it's harder for a man than a woman ), truly moral and honorable.
I had a friend I knew was having an affair, her husband asked me to join him in an affair. I declined, and neither spoke to me again. But, I lived up to my own expectations, and I think that is all that matters.
November 13 at 20:47 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Phooey and Balo your thoughts are very kind and I thank you for them, and I take your warning to heart Phooey. I know "Sally" has more honor and higher morals than me, so I am confident that on the few and far between occasions when we meet that we will only enjoy the short visit(s ) as platonic friends, and I'm positive there will always be "chaperones" around.....but if she is ever single again.....
November 13 at 21:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  Ending scene from the fictional movie "The Final Say" - An elderly man dies & leaves a letter with a trusted friend to be delivered after his funeral. Woman opens letter addressed to her as "Personal & Confidential". Inside she finds a note from this old friend - with a book of matches & a smaller sealed envelope with just her first name written. The note says - "Open the enclosed only if you will burn it & not share the contents with anyone else....matches provided". She hesitates and waits several days, curious & yet not sure she understands. Then one day she opens the inner envelope and reads a simple message "I always loved you" ... does she reflect on this revelation, is she embarrassed, does she keep it secret, does she burn it? Screen goes to black, final credits scroll. Romantic, yes?
What would "Sally" do? I see a tear rolling down her cheek.
November 14 at 11:59 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Heavens Mei, you got one rolling down mine.
November 14 at 16:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's a cyber hug for you Iacta, and a tissue. Doing the right thing sometimes hurts. Doing the wrong thing always hurts someone.
November 14 at 18:57 EST .

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   Surfhut  Dear Iacta, I can't say it any better than both Phooey and MeiDei did.
November 14 at 19:58 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thanks Surfie.....I swear you all are the finest kind....
November 14 at 21:27 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I don't see that you had any alternative but to act as you did.
Friday at 16:37 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Music  Jack Bruce....R.I.P....bass & vocals for the first "super group", Cream.
October 25 at 16:38 EST .

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   Safetydude  With Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton.
"Cream" showed the way.

What do we have these days?
October 25 at 17:38 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I'd say mostly curdled milk 'Dude.
October 25 at 20:33 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  My favorite Cream song is the 16 minute jam version of "Spoonful".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ym7Lsqj9
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Friday at 17:01 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  My favorite Cream song is the 16 minute jam version of "Spoonful".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ym7Lsqj9
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Friday at 17:01 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Jokes  A nice elderly widow visits a pet shop to maybe buy a pet to have a little company around her home. She spots a very beautiful parrot and asks the shop owner about it.

The owner says,'Well it's only $25.00 but I've gotta tell you, it lived most of it's life in a bar along the waterfront. The bird can really say some foul things."

his does not discourage the woman. She buys the parrot and takes it home. When she tries to feed it the bird says, "What kind of s**t is this? I ain't eatin' this crap."
The woman tells the bird, 'No more of that language, or else."
The bird answers back, 'Or else what you old bi**h"
The woman takes the bird and shoves into the freezer. After 15 minutes she opens the freezer door and the bird is shivering violently.
She asks the bird, 'You going to behave now?"....The bird nods ans says,"Can I ask you a question?"
The woman says' go right ahead"

Stuttering with cold the bird says...'Wha...wha,...what did the chicken do?"
October 10 at 22:03 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  How about having the posters here on this wall post the line from their favorite horror flick that makes the hair on the back of the neck stand on end? For me it would be from 'Dracula". Count Dracula greets Jonathan Harker at the door to Castle Dracula..."Welcome to my house. Enter freely and of your own will. Enter freely, go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring." It is broad daylight right now as I write this and I sill get chills.
October 10 at 15:20 EST .

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   Susannah  Boris Karloff's "The Mummy" did a number on my tender little psyche when I was about eleven.

In the late 1970s, Stephen King's "Salem's Lot" was made into a mini-series starring David Soul that had some pretty scary moments.
October 10 at 15:26 EST .

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   StormCnter  "WHERE'S THE DOLL, SUSY?" from "Wait Until Dark"
October 10 at 16:19 EST .

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   Richdet  How about this line from "The Haunting" -- "God, oh God, whose hand was I holding?"

Or this voiceover from the movie's narration: "Hill House had stood for 90 years and might stand for 90 more. Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there... walked alone."

Shudder, shudder. Tremble, tremble.
October 10 at 19:06 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  I like Richdet's idea and my suggestion would be the greatest of all the horror films IMHO.....Dracula....I would recommend the Lugosi version as I feel it is truest to Stoker's vision although later versions had better special effects, and for sheer shock effect there was no actor who made the Count more frightful in appearance than Christopher Lee.
October 10 at 15:11 EST .

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   StormCnter  I don't think I've seen "Dracula". Maybe I'll give it a bloody whirl.
October 10 at 16:11 EST .

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   Richdet  I agree with Iacta -- Bela Lugosi in the first Dracula is a must. But then, in an homage to a movie memory of my boyhood, I have to put in a word for "The Horror of Dracula" with Christopher Lee from the late fifties -- that's the one that rocketed my pal Roger out of his seat in the theater when Drac showed his fangs the first time. And out to the sidewalk where there was daylight. Thereby proving Iacta's other point -- Christopher was one scary looking vampire.
October 10 at 18:58 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  "Dracula has Risen from the Grave" is the Lee-as-Drac flick that -seriously- had my parents take me to my pediatrician for some type of tranquilizer to help me sleep thru the night.
October 10 at 20:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have two memories that I can recall all too vividly (but thankfully no longer haunt my dreams ). I have no idea the name of the movies that I was taken to by the older kids - 2 pennies for two features + newsreels & cartoons. One had a gal prone & tied to a jungle table with a giant poisonous spider gradually descending towards her (I stopped watching ) and the 2nd "feature" showed a group of cannibals preparing the hot pot for a missionary - even though I didn't watch further (delighted the boys ) I had nightmares of my Dad being the victim. Seems to me my brother got a good talking to after the first nighmare hit.
October 10 at 21:36 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  With much gratitude and tons of thanks to all the Connection prayer warriors, I want to tell you all that my mom is coming home tomorrow. She has been hospitalized since Aug. 25th and it is truly a miracle that she gets to come home to us. Your prayers have been a blessing to Mom and all the rest of her family. Much love to you all.
October 8 at 15:37 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Such great news for you and the family.
October 9 at 07:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  PTL - happy news indeed!
October 10 at 21:11 EST .

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