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   Surfhut posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Mornin' Gram. Remember when Straun used to post kitties for you?
   September 20 at 09:18 EST .

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   Gram77  What a nice surprise!! You bet I remember. Just the other day I checked here to see what was cooking and today we have kittens. Thanks!
September 21 at 06:06 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Photography  I am missing Grief's pictures.
September 19 at 14:13 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Amen Surfie . . . I miss his wonderful floral's and Arizona photos also.

I also wish E.C. would post more of his Mountain scenery.
September 20 at 20:47 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Dear Hope, you meant ED, although this EC spent the first 40 yrs in the mts of NY/PA, the last 20 have been in flat, not even a hill, Florida. Lucky for me, I saved Grief's pics and use them for screen savers.
September 21 at 11:47 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Oops!!! sorry EC, you're correct, I meant to say ED . . . but, we miss you too . . . Smile!
October 2 at 18:49 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Pet Peeves  People driving way too fast while merging onto a highway, texting or talking on the phone. Seriously? I always slow down and let them jerk into the lane in front of me. Jerk being the most kind operative word I can think of.
September 19 at 14:12 EST .

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   Balogreene  Tho in IL we learned everyone had to work on the merge, the people coming on had to come to speed, the people on the road had to let the mergers in. It sure doesn't work that way in NOVA, it seems to be, I'll go as fast as I can so you can't merge.
October 1 at 19:12 EST .

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   MeiDei  One of our busiest highways near me is being reconfigured to have the exiting drivers now precede those entering - with a good distance between the two (so many accidents ) - as a Blue State the federal funds are available.
October 2 at 11:14 EST .

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   Balogreene  MeiDei, we have a lot of those in VA, and did in IL too. The problem is, people are coming off, then people are coming on, then they have to cross to the exit, or the entrance. It is scary. My car was totaled in the 70's on one of those "exits". Here in VA, I haven't been Impacted, but there are still a lot of accidents.
October 2 at 17:51 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  When I was making plans to move from Richmond, Virginia back to Texas, my cousin [now retired with 30+ years service as a police officer in this city], warned me about Texas Drivers in general, and Lubbock drivers in particular; the rudest, most inconsiderate and worst on the planet.

Even with the warning, I was not prepared for just how bad it is.

Lubbock is one of those cities with a "Loop" around it. A little more than 25+ miles around the city --and is in some circles being called the "inner loop" as it seems the city fathers are planning an outer loop.

Lord save us all!

We have two kinds of drivers in this town: college kids and turn-row farmers, and neither one know what a "commuter highway" is.

I've been back out here now a little over 20 years, and it's been about 19 years and 11 months since I've driven on the loop.

It didn't take me long to realize that the only business anyone has driving the loop is if they have their NASCAR license and a number on the side of their car.

And this is on dry pavement.

You don't want to know what happens in this city when the first flake of snow falls.

Ask me sometime about the Fly-over ramp from the Loop onto I-27.
November 11 at 12:28 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Nostalgia  Did the ice cream truck ever drive down your street during the summer? It always did when I was a kid. We could hear the music playing, run inside and ask Mom for a quarter. The truck was lime green. I always got a banana popsicle.
September 19 at 14:08 EST .

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   Gram77  As a kid I lived on the country on a farm, so no ice cream truck, but my boy grew up with such a truck and it was red and white.
September 22 at 12:23 EST .

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   Balogreene  We have one in my little town. I hear it sometimes when I work from home, and am tempted to run down and get a cone, with chocolate and nuts.
October 1 at 19:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have your loose change handy Balo, chocolate & nuts are health foods : ). For years, when my son was small, and we heard the ice cream truck outside, I used to tell him the 'music makers' were outside. Then we moved, he got older & influenced by the local kids & the loose change was at ready - then the neighborhood mothers went back to work & soon any change was what we received from a $5 bill since it was unseemly to have him the only one getting the treat. He was educated in finances soon after & we kept the freezer full of juice + yogurt home made ice pops - no ice cream trucks around here for years since. I do remember loving those 'Hoodsies" as a child.
October 2 at 10:59 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  "Pete" was the name of the fellow who drove the "Good Humor" truck that came thru our 'hood.....He always called me "Fish Head"...never knew why..or cared.
October 25 at 03:01 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  Who knew turning 61 would be so much fun? Remember when you thought 60 was ancient? My 50's nearly wore me out with DH passing away and figuring out how to put our son through college and keep the lights on. The hard decade is over. I love living back home. My son's company transferred him to Manhattan. He is successful, in love with a beautiful young woman, and in love with his new city. Since I moved back home, we both had to fly half a continent away to visit each other. We still do, but in different directions. Life is good.

I'm going to the state fair tonight with my sister, brother, and their spouses. No kids (late 20 somethings ) allowed! We have all known each other since forever and have started a tradition of going to the fair together for my birthday. We old folks sure have a lot of fun together when we don't have to act like grownups!

Thank you all again for the birthday wishes. MeiDei is a saint for remembering all of us.
September 19 at 13:53 EST .

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   Balogreene  I loved living in Manhattan, a couple of blocks from the Empire State Building. I spent ten years, and loved every minute. I would never do it again without a lot of money, But, it is a great place to live, when you are young or adventurous. Good luck to your son!

I'm 63 Surf, and am having so much fun! I even joined the Red Hat Society, cause what the heck, I get to wear great red hats, purple shirts, and be with similarly minded "old ladies". The problem I have, is a lot of the activities are while I am at work. It is better being over 60. Plus, you begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel work-wise (well, 7 more years ).
October 1 at 18:49 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Hello Bird and all gardeners! I'm moving so didn't plant this year. Here in OKC, all gardens planted by family and friends have drowned with all the rain. Almost everyone has to start over. We are told the rain pattern is over, but predictions are for a rainy, coolish summer. Please wish us luck! Don't know how I will handle a summer without home-grown tomatoes!
May 30 at 10:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  I wish you green-thumb neighbors who will need to share. At the garden center near us, they did the real lazy planting - they cut a cross hatch [X] in several big bags of Miracle-Grow potting soil & planted a tomato plant in each - worked for them. : )
May 30 at 20:38 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am planting my hot peppers that way. I use compost mixed with soil from the field next door. That way I can segregate the hot peppers and get pure seed for saving for next year. I have an amazing selection of hot peppers. I use old feed bags bags because they will allow moisture to wick through the bottom, so no wet feet for roots. Underneath the bag of soil I put feed bags that I cut top and bottom off and then slit the length so it becomes one layer, flat. I make them act as landscape fabric and the bags of soil mixture sit on top so cutting grass around them is easier. Because we have it, I cut lengths of wire, shape them as use them as staples to hold the fabric down. I will have these bags in various places all around the yard for the hot peppers. Still have more to do but my time has been split between many other duties. Our friend in CT has been growing her garden for 3 yrs now using bags, she has been successful. This year she has 40 bags with just potatoes. I need for her to send a picture, she mostly talks to Hagar about this as he is the one who encouraged her to start.
May 31 at 05:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  Bird, you made me wonder if the garden center split the bottom of the bags - good catch on that. I'd love to hear more about potato growing in bags, does she stand them on end rather than flat?
May 31 at 10:12 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Stands them up. Potatoes need lots of vertical space. Put soil in bag to a depth of about 6", roll the bag down to make it easier to work with. Put in an "eye" or two. Cover with enough soil so you can't see the potato. When the green part has popped through the soil, let it get about 4" tall, then put more soil on top, leaving just a touch of green showing. Each time the plant gets to that 4" mark, cover til there is just a bit if green showing. As you add soil, you will be unrolling the bag. Once full let the plant grow like normal. I would recommend putting holes in the bottom of the bag unless you are using something like a plastic mesh burlap bag. And I would use landscape fabric under the bag for weed control. I use the plastic mesh/burlap bags that catfood and chicken feed come in. If you are using a plastic bag of sail or compost, poke holes in the bottom of the bag before planting so water can drain out.
May 31 at 19:57 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I have a Red Robin with 3 tiny cherry tomatoes forming on it. I think I will keep that one!! Cukes forming also zucchini. And string beans. I need more time in the garden to get everything in.
May 31 at 20:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks, just like growing in a barrel. Here it is June 1st and absolutely no bees - again.
June 1 at 07:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  No bumblebees either? We rarely see honeybees, but we do have bumblebees. They are the earliest of the pollinators to show up, they don't mind cool temperatures. They have done a good job of pollinating our blueberries. I have seen a few butterflies, not many. Our friend in CT talks about everyone in her neighborhood using Chemlawn. No bees. Maybe that could be your problem, Mei. If you need anything pollinated you will have to do it yourself.
June 1 at 11:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  You made me think back a few years & pollinating by hand -
I planted some squash that travelled across the garden & wound itself up a pear tree - no fruit, but everyone wanted to know what kind of tree I had that produced such huge, lovely, orange flowers. Then there were the cukes that only formed round balls and tasted like watermelon ... too cold up here to plant watermelons so I don't know what pollinated them : )
June 1 at 13:37 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Squash Bees (Peponapis ) are up early, as early as before sunrise to pollinate the squash blossom as they open. Squash blossoms have lg. pollen grains so the bee has sparse hairs with which to collect the pollen. Mating takes place inside the blossom and males shelter overnight in the blossoms.
Squash blossoms that are not pollinated can be batter fried and eaten. Their flowers are lovely.
June 1 at 15:34 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Faith  Please keep my dear friend Karen in your prayers. The brain tumor removed a while back has returned. Another surgery 6/12. She is a rock-solid woman of faith, but knows the risks and is not looking forward to another surgery.

I've been praying for all on this wall in need of prayer, even though I have not made written responses. We have an awesome group of prayer warriors here.
May 30 at 10:17 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes, of course ... hoping for a cure soon, have read about great strides being made in that area; may God guide her doctors to see the research/trials & be inspired.
May 30 at 12:21 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I still have it in me to pray for Karen, such an amazing woman.
May 30 at 22:05 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Count on prayers from here.
May 31 at 01:32 EST .

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   Gram77  Prayers from Gram and prayers for her doctors.
June 2 at 10:51 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  My Ldotter birthday list. Someone more responsible than I needs to be the keeper and birthday greeter ... I'm thinking MeiDei.

1/4 Ynaught
3/8 Hollyhock
3/31 MeiDei
4/29 Lucianne
5/8 Joshua Goldberg
5/19 Olhokie64
5/22 Iacta
8/9 Straitpath
9/14 Surfhut
10/25 Hagar
10/27 Phooey
12/12 Birdsnest

Come on, Connectors. What is your birthday?
May 16 at 11:00 EST .

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   Surfhut  Balogreene 5/18 added to the list. You and my late husband share the same birthday!
May 16 at 11:08 EST .

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   Surfhut  10/29 HopeandGlory.
May 16 at 11:19 EST .

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   Linder  7/27 Linder
May 16 at 13:29 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf, happy Birthday to your late husband. My first serious boyfriend, Bob, also shared my birthday of the 18th.
May 16 at 19:51 EST .

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   Balogreene  6/10 is Okiecat!
May 17 at 16:37 EST .

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   Bettijo  My birthday is June 11. I will be 81.
May 17 at 16:54 EST .

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   Bebece  5/5/31 Sun City, Az
May 18 at 04:01 EST .

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   Gram77  4/5/32 in Bradenton, FL
May 18 at 06:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks for the nomination Surf, I'm not sure I'll be able to live up to it - the rest of the year is iffy - waiting for prognosis. Will try but...
May 18 at 16:44 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Mei...prognosis?? You have me worried.
May 18 at 21:59 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Blessings  My life has been off the charts stressful for a couple of months. A dear family member passed away. The father of a dear friend passed away. My job has been extremely stressful. I'm by nature a glass is half full person, but was teetering on becoming a glass is half empty person. It scared me. Then ... BOOM ... my little sister became a grandmother. Into this world, the lives of people I love the most, and my life came a gift from God. My glass is full. Thank you, Lord!
May 9 at 08:58 EST .

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   Balogreene  It gets so hard sometimes, Surf.

When I came back from Oklahoma, my boss (a retired Lt. Col, who tries not to notice women because it might be sexual harassment ) told me I looked so good, relaxed, happy, well-rested, and maybe I lost weight. I've lost close to 50 lbs in the last two years, but let him believe it was OK that did it : )

It just took some good time with family to finally bring me back to my senses. A new great-niece must be great. Have fun with the whole family!
May 21 at 22:10 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Bird! I can't talk about my garden because I don't have one. Not yet. Hope to get moved in a month and not miss planting season. You know I will do my level best to get at least some tomatoes and cukes and tons of herbs planted this year.
May 2 at 19:02 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Movies & Reviews  Storm's mention of tornado cellars reminded me of a movie that kept me on the edge of my seat. I'm not good at hints, but here goes. What physical place will you make sure you get to under extreme physical and emotional distress?
March 26 at 20:00 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am not sure I understand the question but the movie "Twister" was one of my favorites. Philip Seymour Hoffman almost stole the movie.
March 26 at 20:03 EST .

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   Surfhut  Hi, Bird! Told you I'm not good at hints. This has nothing to do with bad weather.
March 26 at 20:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  Glad you're OK Surf, hope your sister made it through also.
March 26 at 20:37 EST .

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   StormCnter  Surf, I'm guessing your movie is "Safe Haven". If so, your hint was perfect.
March 27 at 05:47 EST .

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   Surfhut  Panic Room.
March 27 at 20:48 EST .

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