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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  I just spotted a name that is special to me. Flaming Sword. I'm still stitching!!
20 hours ago .




   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  I discovered The Connection on my 77th birthday. The activity was always great. Then there came a time when personalities had differences of opinions that things turned personal and it seemed no matter how hard others tried to get it turned around we lost some really neat people. I miss those who moved on and often think about where they are, how they are, and do they post others places. Do they ever think of us who have hung on? My goal, when I first logged in, was to be here for my 87th birthday. I'm getting there. Will The Connection be here?
Yesterday at 10:24 EST .



   MeiDei  Ditto, I hope so too Gram .... that & making it here to your starting age & beyond.
Yesterday at 12:03 EST .


   Mike PHX  So do I, Grams. You've been one of my favorite "conversalionists" since I've been on the site. It's amazing how you feel you know someone you've never met face to face. It shouldn't stop.
21 hours ago .

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   StormCnter  Oh, Gram, let's just grown old together on The Connection, what do you say? I would miss you if you left.
9 hours ago .




   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Has anyone read Paper Lion by George Plimpton? I recently read a good review. If it's in the library I might take a crack at it.
March 25 at 16:42 EST .



   StormCnter  Gram I read it when it came out. How many zillion years ago was that? But George Plimpton is always entertaining.
Monday at 12:49 EST .


   MeiDei  We'd occasionally see him on one of the piers in Newport, RI many years ago - he could be a character study.
14 hours ago .




   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Just finished The Killing of the Rising Sun. The only one of O'Reilly's books for me. I'm sure many readers here at The Connection have read his books. Personally, I liked this book and found many details that at the time were never reported. The one thing I did not know what how long it was before Japan finally communicated with Truman before accepting the unconditional surrender.
March 25 at 07:32 EST .



   StormCnter  I read one of O'Reilly's memoirs. I'm glad you liked one of his historical books, I might give it a try. I hated his memoir. I had it on audiobook and I was so peeved I stopped at a roadside park and tossed the whole audiobook in a litter-can.
March 25 at 09:09 EST .


   Gram77  Had to laugh at this but I can relate. Once in a while I will get a book that I have waited to get my hands on and get nothing but disappointment. About The Killing of the Rising Sun; the book is of course history and facts but I thought it was written like a novel and fond it a page turner.
March 25 at 16:36 EST .


   MeiDei  A rather exotic Eng. teacher we newly teenagers had (her Jewish State military/spy boyfriend complete w/eye patch ala Moishe Dayan ) taught us that having a bad book to read wasn't a waste - it helped identify & appreciate a good book.
Monday at 01:32 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Good afternoon all. Just this minute when I logged in to The Connection this message came on the screen: This connection is not secure. Logins entered here could be compromised. Should I not post any more? I am anything but computer wise and am not sure how to proceed.
March 16 at 13:32 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I am pretty sure what you got is an ad pitching a security program. I am on and off the Connection every day and have never seen it, but my AdBlocker might be keeping it from showing up. I'd ignore the popup and you may not see it again. For sure don't click on any part of the ad.
March 16 at 16:29 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks Storm. I suspected what you just explained but I worry. I never get curious and click on stuff after one crazy experience. Between those popups and my phone constantly ringing from places I have never heard of (all calls show on my TV screen ) I find it most bothersome.
March 16 at 16:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  Hello you two.

We installed NoMoRobo on our landline. There is no charge. It will be available for cell phones at some point for a monthly fee. (We have a TracFone for emergencies only ) The site lists the phone companies compatible with the program. We have an alarm system and that runs on the landline.

If a call is generated by a computer NoMoRobo disconnects the call after one ring. We love it.

We only turn the phone on from 9-noon weekdays and often times, not at all. Family, neighbors, dentist, etc. have our email to contact us or confirm appts.

Robo calls are an invasion of our privacy. This is our private line. It's not for junk calls anymore than our email is for junk mail.

We have att U-verse. One of the features allows the phone to be turned on and off. It does not ring. The ans. machine does not pick up either. Any caller receives a busy signal. All the # features are listed at the ATT website.

Before we had these features we just disconnect the plug from the back of the cordless phone to turn it off.

I will not 'jump to' like a circus animal when the phone rings.

Forgive typos...I'm being summoned to the kitchen..sumbody is hungry!
March 16 at 18:04 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I was notified my Firefox that it is a new feature
in their upgrade for our safety. It is not selling any thing.
March 17 at 17:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  I abandoned Firefox a while back because too many notifications were cluttering up whatever I was working on. I had loved Firefox, particularly for Lucianne.com, but now I depend on Chrome instead.
March 18 at 05:41 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  A short time ago I mentioned several books I was considering, one being Dark Town. I started it yesterday and I can't tell you the things I remember as a kid growing up in the 30s. For me it is tough reading, however, quite accurate to the times as I remember it. One of the avid readers had said they had read it and darned if I can remember who it was or how they viewed the book.
March 14 at 15:15 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, the avid reader was probably me. I read it and it's not a book anyone can say was enjoyable. It's not that kind of light reading, but it was very readable and I found it engrossing.
March 16 at 12:44 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Pet Peeves  Has anyone ever sat still and did not comment when someone is telling a story about something that absolutely is incorrect? Happened to me today. A gal I know very well told about a situation where she tried to set up a banking on line program for me and I just couldn't catch on. Of course every one got a laugh out of it. I have no idea what brought that on and what's worse is it never happened. I thought I would never keep quiet but then decided it was a battle I would not win so I laughed along when every one else and hoped the subject would quickly change. The person had to know this was a lie. What causes such behavior?
February 16 at 15:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Insecurity maybe. I'm sorry she chose you for her tale; that you held your tongue is admirable - sometimes it's the best reply since we often think of something much better to say long after an incident. Should she, or anyone in that circle mention it to you, enlighten her/them with the truth adding you kept quiet because you didn't want to embarrass her.
February 18 at 04:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, you have approached her about it privately, though, haven't you? You were right not to start a public fuss, but damned if I'd let her get away without knowing I was angry.
February 21 at 06:58 EST .

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   Gram77  Yes, I did and talk about walking on egg shells. What I got was a silly grin and a wave of her hand. At least I shared my feelings. I will turn it over and move on. Thanks to MeiDei and Storm, both of whom I consider real friends. : )
February 22 at 16:59 EST .

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   Linder  Oh yes! I have a dear life-long friend who has so many wonderful qualities but she tells silly little lies. They always make a good story but they aren't true. I've learned to "challenge her memory" only if the lies are hurtful to somebody...works for me.
March 21 at 11:57 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  I sure missed a lot of good stuff! My computer was out of commission for several days.
February 14 at 17:47 EST .

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   StormCnter  Well, welcome back, Gram! I hate it when the computer is down. I sympathize.
February 14 at 17:56 EST .

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   MeiDei  Missed you too!
February 15 at 02:07 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  To MeiDei: Be sure to see Primal Fear. You will see a great movie and will be hit by two very unexpected surprises, and not the obvious ones Hollywood usually tosses in.
February 12 at 12:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks, you've sparked my interest (I have to confess I'm not an Edward Norton fan, great actor - he must remind me of some past unpleasantness ).
February 12 at 12:21 EST .

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   Gram77  I think you will very impressed with Mr. Norton.
February 12 at 16:00 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Goodreads had a message on my email about new February books just out and one caught my eye. The title is The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff. The book has a good review and of course my list has grown again. Those of you readers, take a look. You might also find it interesting.
February 1 at 08:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  "the "Nightingale" meets "Water for Elephants"? I'm in!
February 1 at 10:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Exactly what I was thinking, Storm.
February 1 at 12:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  "Pachinko" is another that looks interesting - from that same section of the Goodreads email.
February 3 at 10:23 EST .

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   Gram77  This does look good. Love the book cover.
February 3 at 12:10 EST .

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