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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  Haven't kept up with the Connection friends for a long while. I'm wondering about Balo, Hagar and Bird. Will try to do better.
September 23 at 19:41 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am recovering from a nasty sinus infection. Too many trips across the Bay through those nasty smelling tunnels. I have to go see Hagar. Still in the same hospital. The pressure sores are healing, the wound care nurse is thrilled with the look of the sores. To me they look like holes that will never fill in. But what do I know? He is in great spirits, is taking more charge of his care, questioning the doctor and nurses every day. He has resumed the OT part of his therapy. We have to try to figure out something else for the PT part. We have had 2 run ins with that team and the last one was not nice. We appreciate your prayers and hope they will continue. Hagar wants to be able to leave the hospital walking. I imagine they will transfer him to another facility so that may not happen. I try to make the trek to the hospital 2x a week but he wants me there a 3rd day. Right now it is just too costly. The Rural Health people have cut back the bridge tunnel passes they were giving me to one round trip pass per week. Last week the lady was rude to me when I asked for my pass. I have to continually bring a note from the hospital saying that I am visiting him. As if I am using them for shopping trips or selling the passes to those who want a cheap way to go to Virginia Beach. Without EZ Pass, the round trip is $26. With it the trip is $18. Pricey either way. Anyway, that's what's up with us. Now it's Balogreene's turn to catch us up.
September 28 at 10:36 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm here too. Just keeping my head down since the surgery. I guess they call it post-surgery depression. I feel pretty good, my doctors say I am doing well. But, you know, you do something that seems little (I'm going through every piece of clothing I own and getting rid of most of them ). An hour or two, and I hurt for two days! It gets discouraging, and, I have little human contact outside of family, so I don't have a lot of stories. I will start work again 12 October, but will be laid off 31 December, so we'll see how it all goes.

Also, my BIL had surgery for prostate cancer, thank God he went home from the hospital cancer-free. My mom is bleeding into her chest or abdomen or something, slowly. She'll have tests in November. My elder sister, who lives with mom and I, is having an aneurysm, repaired 22 October. When they did a pre-op scan, they found something on an ovary, so she goes in tomorrow for a picture of that!

Life has been kind of overwhelming lately.
October 1 at 18:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  Reading the above posts has me convinced that we're being "toughened up" & strengthened for whatever lies ahead; it's been that kind of a year for many of us with one challenge after another, big & little, to snip away at us. Be joyful, we will prevail & will one day look back on all this & wonder how we did it! : ) With a wink & nod - it would be nice to have a little respite now & then to refresh ourselves, yes?! (smile )
October 2 at 08:22 EST .

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   Balogreene  MeiDei, that is why God gave us weekends, to recharge. And the Bible for relaxation.
October 2 at 17:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  To quote Downton's Violet: "What is a weekend"? Is it anything like falling asleep in your soup? : )
October 2 at 17:41 EST .

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   Gerty  It's me. Haven't been here for a while but feel the "toughened up" thingy mentioned by Miss MeiDei above. The passed few months have been psychologically brutal!

In spite of this, I am so happy to see familiar Connectors.
October 4 at 20:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back Gerty - noticed your absence; be at peace.
October 10 at 08:50 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Took my almost 12 yr old granddaughter with to hear Gov. Rick Perry speak at a southern Iowa event today. For the first time since 1976 I don't know who I will support for president at Iowa Caucus. Will have to keep going to events until I've seen the candidates I'm considering. Aside from his stand on issues which we all have access to I liked his demeanor...his earnestness...GW like...may just be the Texas in him but as a rural person I relate.
July 12 at 22:52 EST .

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   Balogreene  Linder, when I was about your granddaughter's age, our Girl Scout troop went out the the Rockford, IL airport to see JFK. All of my parent's friends voted against him, but, I've never forgotten the magic of seeing a man who was running for President of our country. Your Granddaughter is very lucky, and just made a wonderful memory, no matter who any of us end up supporting.
July 13 at 23:19 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  I've been absent for a while....checked in occasionally hoping to see old friends...didn't happen...don't know why. I'm going to try to contribute because I've seen a few step up without complaint.
July 9 at 01:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's nice to see you, Linder. I hope you hang around a while.
July 9 at 14:25 EST .

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   Balogreene  Nice to see you Linder
July 9 at 21:37 EST .

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   Bettijo  Welcome back. You've been missed.
July 16 at 06:46 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Last night I watched on C-Span as 85 yr old Charles Ross, Korean War Vet and POW, talked about his experiences as a 21 year old enlisted man. A plain spoken, humble man, who talked for an hour without notes, without embellishment or heroics...said he was just doing his job. His recall was amazing. He didn't have parents or a home address at the time and held no self pity or bitterness. A true American hero and I hope I never see the imposter Brian Williams' face on TV again.
February 9 at 13:46 EST .

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   Linder  Watched on C-Span American History Channel and there are other Korean Vet. stories available that I plan to watch.
February 9 at 13:48 EST .

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   Gerty  That whole last sentence is really good--got quite a chuckle out of it.
February 9 at 20:03 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Maybe residents of other states are getting polling calls too. I live in Iowa and receive one about every day. Until he dropped out, I answered Romney for my choice for Republican presidential I answer without total conviction that Gov. Walker is my first choice. It is still too early to know. I have to listen and watch for a while longer to know for sure who I will support. So let's not get carried away with early polling results.
February 4 at 20:45 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Watching the horrific news about Islamic terrorist attack in Paris. Saw our Sec. of State's microphone grab...where he said, "blah, blah, blah, blah, blah." And then, he said it in French. I was just Wowed!
January 7 at 11:17 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I am so angry, I deleted 4 times. I will let that comment be it.
January 7 at 14:01 EST .

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   Safetydude  Anything for a photo-op for John Kerry, who served in Viet Nam.
The MSM loved it. No word from the WH yet, if this was only 'workplace violence' like Fort Hood, or a terrorist attack.

Another example of the peaceful religion of Islam.

I can't wait 'till they try to take over in this country like they have in Europe. To paraphrase Rick in "Casablanca"...'there are certain sections in New York that I would't advise you to invade'...I can say the same thing about SW Florida.
January 7 at 21:44 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Congratulations to Republican Mark Costello for winning the Iowa Senate District 12 seat recently vacated by Joni Ernst after she won the Iowa seat in the U.S. Senate. The 12th District is comprised by six counties in SW Iowa. Gramps and I were the first two voters in our precinct...shortly after 7:00 a.m. It was a squeaky cold morning and would have been easy to stay home but every single election is worth the effort.
December 31 at 00:20 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Heavy heart this morning for the murdered NYPD officers, their families and the NYC police department.
December 21 at 07:29 EST .

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   Gram77  Yes, Linder, I too feel so terribly sad over all this. I pray we find an answer to all this hate.
December 21 at 09:09 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  As I write, the smirking President is speaking on the CBS Sunday news show. I watched about 3 minutes of his disingenuous performance before I changed channels and will flip back and forth until he is gone. I'm waiting for former President Bush to come on and speak about the book he wrote about his father.
November 9 at 10:57 EST .

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   Gram77  I ran across him too but moved on when he made some stupid remark about having the name he has and still wanting to be in politics. What an idiot and sooooo fake!
November 9 at 11:10 EST .

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   Fireball27  Fireball27 And not one reporter will ask him what his name really is. Isn't it Barry Sotero, if not when and where did he get it changed back to what he calls himself these days? It's a simple question.
November 9 at 13:31 EST .

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   Gerty  Don't look for any honesty coming from this fraud. Let's just try to weather the political storm of the next two years.
November 10 at 04:05 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Election eve and I'm going to blackout all news for 24+ hours. I do not want to watch one more political ad. Received two candidate calls this a.m. saying records showed I had not voted yet....called the County Auditor and she assured me of the date my absentee ballot had been received. I am so hopeful for Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate. She is my current State Senator and it has been a pleasure to watch her campaign. Expected that because she had only local political experience and Bruce "Bailey" had federal office campaign experience that she would make some mistakes but not so. It's been his campaign that has been laden with blunders. Makes me wonder if along with her intelligence that her experience as a Lt. Col. serving in real war time has shown itself.
November 3 at 18:59 EST .

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   TXknitter  Election Eve -- We watch America Stands 2014 in the Spirit of Faith for our Election coverage. It is second year and it's awesome coverage for Christians. We get everything FNC gets in the way of returns plus we had Senator Ted Cruz in a LIVE interview for prayer, Pastor John Hagee and Keith Butler. Jerry Savelle, many others. and we are watching on Roku. Apple TV too. God bless our nation!
November 4 at 21:50 EST .

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   Alice  Congratulations, Linder! I watched Joni's victory speech earlier: gracious and happy :- )
November 5 at 00:46 EST .

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