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   Iacta alea est posted on Music  Glenn Frey -founding member of The Eagles....R.I.P.
January 18 at 18:56 EST .

   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  TCM has been running a "Thin Man" mini-marathon...I love that series.....and earlier they ran several Marx Bros. fliks consecutively. Good day for watching great flims.
January 1 at 00:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  Iacta, you are a man who truly appreciates movies. I'm not sure I could handle a Marx Brothers marathon, but the "Thin Man" series would be great fun.

Happy New Year!
January 1 at 05:10 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Happy New Year to all of us in the "LDotter" community!!!! Thankks to Lucianne, Luis and everyone else involved in the production of these great sites. For me 2015 was "annus horribilus" and I'm glad it's gone. May 2016 bring us all better days. If nothing else it's the last year of Obama's presidency....a blessing any way one looks at it.
January 1 at 00:26 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Right with you on the horrible year part. Hagar is still with us and despite the doom and gloom of doctors and the awful insurance company he intends to give this cancer situation his best fight. Thanks for your prayers.
January 1 at 10:45 EST .

   Iacta alea est  Bird, you & Hagar are in all of our prayers...2016 will be better!
January 1 at 12:38 EST .

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   Fireball27  Happy New Year everyone! Best to you BirdNest. Hope we all have a great year. Of course it started with the L.A. Times doing an article on Wayne Rogers passing away and not mentioning he was a regular on Cashing In on Fox Business Network. 8 paragraphs and nothing about his being on FBN for years. I guess they didn't want anyone to know he was a conservative.
January 1 at 15:08 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  I want to send my deppest, most hearfelt wishes to all the Ldotters for a very merry and BLESSED Christmas. This goes out even to our non-Christian friends and "Dotters". 2015 has been a very trying year for many of us and I sincerly pray that ALL OF US can have a day of peace and love together with everyone we love. I pray that EVERYONE can spend our day celebrating God's love for us and enjoying the peace that knowing Him brings to our lives. I am wonderfully grateful for all the people here who have helped me via thier prayers. For me, having all of you in my life has been the best gift of all. All my love to all of you. Merry Christmas, Love, Dom
December 23 at 21:04 EST .

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   Surfhut  You have been a blessing to us! Merry Christmas!
December 24 at 09:43 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Further down the page, there's a clip from the movie "Big"....sadly Tom hanks' dancing partner on the huge keyboard -Robert Loggia- has passed away today
December 4 at 22:34 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Anyone have a home remedy for nausea? I'm suffering wickedly since 3 AM? This probably should've been on another wall, but I need relief.
November 29 at 14:59 EST .

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   StormCnter  7-UP, Canada Dry or Sprite.
November 29 at 15:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  Tea made from fresh peeled ginger root or Ginger Brandy.
November 29 at 15:15 EST .

   Tulsa  Saltines and ginger ale.

It's very important you stay hydrated.
November 30 at 17:19 EST .

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   Suejeanne  As Tulsa said, very important to stay hydrated! Hopefully, you have already recuperated with the help of one of the above remedies - I have always found it helpful to have a ginger ale float or a root beer float - (I like Canada Dry Ginger Ale, sugar free and A & W Root beer, sugar free - A & W has a nice soft foaminess and is good by itself when you have heartburn instead of taking a Tums or something - good to have some in the back of the fridge! Ralph's/Kroger's has a nice selection of sugar-free ice creams (often two for $5.00 in our neck of the woods ).
December 1 at 00:50 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thanks for the tips, but they were all in vain. That's only because I latched onto a case of food poisoning. Was in the hospital from Sunday nite until yesterday. My energy level isn't quite there yet (90% liquid diet will do that ), but feeling a lot more chipper ) I did learn that "Pedia-Lyte" is great (for adults as well as kids ) for helping avoid de-hydration.
December 3 at 08:32 EST .

   StormCnter  How awful, Iacta! I'm glad you are back home, but what an ordeal.
December 3 at 10:29 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Dad, Mom and I had a nice Thanksgiving. Mom & Dad complimented me on the meal and I was glad they enjoyed it. Of course they would have been complimentary if I had just warmed up some Dinty Moore Stew. But they got to spend a few hours alone together while I watched football upstairs. I am particularly thankful for the peace that watched over our home. I pray all of you had a similar, bountiful and peaceful holiday. "The peace of God which surpasses all understanding..." may it find you all and watch over you all. Much love to all LDotters.
November 26 at 23:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  No place like home for the holidays ... glad they were able to spend time together in the comfort of their home.
November 28 at 19:06 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  May we all be truly thankful for what we have (family and dearhearts like all of you )
November 25 at 12:04 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I'll second that . . . thank you Iacta, have a great Thanksgiving.
November 25 at 16:46 EST .

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   StormCnter  And I'll third it. A safe and blessed Thanksgiving wish for all who visit here.
November 26 at 06:06 EST .

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   Gram77  Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to all from Gram.
November 26 at 08:17 EST .

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   Surfhut  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. For me, it was a relief (and reality check ) to put the stress of my work-life and of our world at bay for a day. A day spent enjoying great food and people I love was wonderful. Playing with our new 8 month old baby girl was icing on the cake!
November 27 at 09:59 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Friends, my parents are both stable and tho' still very ill are doing okay, given the issues they have. But today it is me who is in need the help of God thru prayer. Briefly, my lawyer sister is attempting to take over my parents' finances because she thinks I'm spending their money on my pleasure. She flew off the handle when Mom told her that she (Mom ) paid for plane tickets for my daughters to fly here for Thanksgiving. Mom fears that this may be her last chance to visit with my girls. My sister wants to get our mother declarred "incompetent" so she can put Mom in a home, toss me out of the house and then sell the house. To accompany this my ex-wife has stated that she will not allow the girls to travel to NY for the holiday because they will too much school. I had already spoken with the principals of both of the grils schools and received prior approval, so long as the girls brought along any school work required. And my sister and ex-wife have been communicating about this between themselves. I cannot reveal how I know what I now about the collusion. But I am not a conspiracy maven. My source is 100% un-impeachable. So, I need prayers to ask the Lord for His help. I need His guidence in showing me how to protect my mother, and help in restraining my temper. Vengence belongs to Him, but I am in a very vengeful state and need His help to control myself. Your prayers are appreciated deeply.
November 14 at 11:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  You have my heartfelt prayers - this sort of thing really disturbs me! What you're feeling is probably more like betrayal - you have a right to those feelings, just don't dwell there or act on them. In the meantime check your phone book for elder care services - they usually have a legal team that can advise you. I'm sure your mother would be interested if she was going to be declared incompetent, put out of her house with no option of returning - wouldn't mention it yet - check with her doctor for his thoughts & if they agree with yours - get it in writing. As you know, the 'love' of money leads to ruin and heartache for someone. Any kindly lawyers in your church group? Have your shared your concerns with your pastor/priest?

Hold to this truism "where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be among them" - I'm with you in prayer. You are wise to deny yourself vengeance - that's God's area & He can't be topped by anything we could do.
November 14 at 21:18 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thank you my dear, dear Mei. The lawyer(s ) [1 for NY, 1 for Ohio} option is already underway. I forsake vengence. There's an old Italian saying that goes "the man who seeks vendetta should dig 2 graves"
November 15 at 15:51 EST .

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   Suejeanne  Lacta alea est, prayers for you as you trudge through this rough time - prayers for your dear parents, too a- you are doing what is righteous, honoring your parents.

After writing my comment, I realize that it is pretty long and perhaps should go in "recipes" but these recipes are prayers, too! They are things to do while dear God is doing His part.

Prayers for your mother to be restored in spirit - I know when I brought my dear Grandmother home from the nursing home, it was a gradual process of bringing her back to her little self. Of course, as a girl, it was probably easier to get her to powder her nose, put on her lipstick and comb her hair every morning and find something cute and cheerful for her to wear. I learned how to cut her hair and put the little blue sponge curlers in her hair and because she had let her hair go all white, it was a glorious cloud of white around her precious face; she was really pleased with it and I acquired another customer, one of her neighbors, who could no longer drive to the hairdresser.

Also, I learned how to make beautiful chicken broth (one whole chicken, two big onions, one bunch of celery (peeled ), several cloves of garlic and maybe a tablespoon of Kosher salt, depending on how much is okay for her.

Grandmother liked me to bring the water to a boil with just the chicken and then take it out of that water (and that icky brown foam ), and bring it to boil in another pot of fresh water, then add the diced onion, celery, garlic and salt. Then simmer, covered, for about an hour and a half (til the bones start to fall away - but not too much ). Then cook a bag of No Yolks Wide Noodles. Serve the noodles with a portion of broth and chicken (but don't put the egg noodles into the whole pot of chicken/broth - you want to drain the broth and then the next morning when it has cooled, you can lift off that layer of fat, if you like ). Then you will wonderful chicken breast to make salad or sandwiches or to cook with rice; more chicken and noodles.

This chicken broth cooking will smell so good and will truly be reviving. I kept dear Grandmother from getting pneumonia again for 9 years (3 weeks away from 100 years old ).

I also had her show me how to make all her favorite things to eat plus some recipes from my Mom that were really easy and quick (flat beef brisket with dry Lipton onion soup wrapped in aluminum foil set inside a deep-sided oven pan - then when the aroma fills the house in about 90 minutes (depending on size of brisket ), you take the foil packet out of the oven, slide the brisket onto a platter, tear off some of
November 28 at 15:44 EST .

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   Suejeanne  I guess I went too long - well, just briefly, ,ear off some of the foil and put it loosely over the brisket to "rest" for ten minutes while you zap the Ore-Ida potatoes and make the gravy:

put about a quarter cup of flour with half a cup of water in a little Rubbermaid container (about 8 oz. size ), shake it up good and then gently pour into the meat juices in the pan, gently and steadily smooth it in and you will have the most magnificent mahogany gravy to pour over the brisket and mashed potatoes (and open-faced sandwiches the next day for lunch ).

With practice (or maybe your Mom can show you how ), you will be able to make lovely rectangular slices that melt in your mouth (and are easier for older folks to chew ) - otherwise, you will get those tougher, shredded pieces - try starting out at various corners/angles until you get the hang of it.

I realize that these recipes are not solutions to your sister's predations but they are things to do that will be cheerful while dear God is doing His part in your life, one day at a time.
November 28 at 15:59 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Sports  LET'S GO METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 25 at 03:02 EST .

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   Balogreene  As a Cubs fan, I am so conflicted. Go Mets!!!
October 29 at 02:04 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Getting to this late. The Mets had a good run. Seeing a series between the Cubs & Mets felt good in the sense of what the rivalries were like when both teams were in the same division. But in the end the Mets were just not the better team. The Royals were better. As the old Brooklyn Dodger fans always had to say..."Wait 'til next year!"
November 14 at 11:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  Oh Dem Bumz: Erkine, Campanello, Robinson, Hodges, Reese, Snider, Shuba .... remember them well & Ebbets Field : )
November 17 at 21:41 EST .

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