TheConnection Walls
29 walls

     Main Page
The Lobby
     Blessings
   Coffee Klatch
   
    Reload Wall
    Admin Photos
    Members Photos

    Login
 

     Comments
Suggestions
     Computers
&Tech Issues
     Crafts
     Dogs, Cats
& Critters
     Events
     Faith
     Gardening &
Landscaping
     Health & Diet
     Household Hints
     Jokes
     Movies & Reviews
     Music
     Nostalgia
     Pet Peeves
     Photography
     Politics
     The Range
2nd Amendment
     Recipes
     The Road
Automobilia
     Shopper's Beware
Caveat Emptor
     Sports
     Suggested Reading
     Suggested Viewing/Listening
     Travel
     Veterans' Page
& Militaria
     Weird
But True

Members Photos
3 out of 1092
see all

   

   

   






Coffee Klatch



   Ole buzzard  Balogreene, you asked for some train related information. This is from the Trains magazine tourist guide.
   12 hours ago .



   Balogreene  Thanks Buzz, I leave tomorrow, and hope to meet Surfie.
11 hours ago .


   Balogreene  Thanks Buzz, I leave tomorrow, and hope to meet Surfie.
11 hours ago .




   Bettijo  Vote for Hillary!
   Wednesday at 08:34 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Bettijo  This is weird, but it has happened more than once. If I post something new and later refresh the wall to see if anyone has responded, it re-posts my post. Is this happening to anyone else? I just refreshed this wall and my above post posted again "about 2 seconds ago." I deleted the duplicate post, but don't understand what is happening. Any thoughts?
Wednesday at 11:36 EST .


   MeiDei  Use "reload wall" instead of refresh F5 or the back key. Yes, it happens - even if Firefox times out & they restore, you'll find your last post doubled.
Wednesday at 13:41 EST .


   Gerty  Some good posts just deserve repetition, Miss Bettijo!
13 hours ago .




   Balogreene  Surf, I will be in OK in less than a week. Get in Saturday evening, go to a Driller's Minor League game Sunday, and have the rest of the week (Monday through Friday ) to meet with whoever wants to be there. I want to ride the boat on the canal, and we will meet at Bolero's. Choose what is best for you around work, et. al. and let me know.

Hey guys, here's their menu:
http://www.bolerotapasbar.com/menu.php
April 21 at 19:16 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Balogreene  Of course, you can meet us for the Boat ride too. That is probably the day we are going to the Memorial.
April 21 at 19:17 EST .




   Bettijo  Important Facts to Remember as You Grow Older:
• Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
• Life is s-xually transmitted.
• Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
• Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months maybe years.
• Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital dying of nothing.
• All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
• In the 60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
• Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last that long

Lucianne would not let me post this…said “bad” words were not allowed, but did not tell me what the "bad word" was. I have read and re-read carefully and cannot find a bad word; maybe the one on the second line?
April 20 at 06:52 EST .

   4 people like this.



   Bettijo  "Live and learn," as my grandmother used to say. The third word on the second line is a "bad word." I never knew that word was "bad," did you?
April 20 at 06:55 EST .

  2 people like this.



   Gram77  Goodness, Bettijo, are you serious?
April 20 at 07:24 EST .

  4 people like this.





   Ynaught  I just stopped by and wanted to fill you all in on what's been going on here. My oldest stepson, age 50, has Down Syndrome. In Jan. he broke his hip and was admitted to the hospital for surgery. While under it was discovered he had pneumonia. Later they realized he was aspirating every time he ate or drank anything and so his lungs were constantly full of crud. So he wasn't allowed to eat for about 3 weeks while his throat healed (he had been intubated during the surgery and there was a bit of damage to the esophagus ). He was having barium swallows every couple days and finally was able to eat and drink thickened liquids. So then he was allowed to go home but after three days was admitted to a larger hospital as his hip was not healing properly and he needed a total replacement. While there blood work showed some anomalies and he had to have a bone marrow test which revealed a pre-leukemia condition. That is stable for the time being. Finally he was discharged to a rehab facility where he is supposed to learn to walk again. He fights this as he prefers a wheelchair. He will be discharged from this facility at the end of the month and will move into a group home with 24 nursing care close to us. Anyway, he has been taking up a lot of our time for the past couple of months. I hope now that things are settling down I will be able to catch up on what's going on with y'all.
April 18 at 21:41 EST .

   7 people like this.



   MeiDei  So much to deal with, God bless you and prayers for your stepson. Thank you for the update, you've been missed.
April 19 at 07:28 EST .

 1 person like this.



   Gram77  There sure is a lot on your plate. Blessings and prayers for your stepson and you too.
April 19 at 08:52 EST .

  2 people like this.



   Gerty  Prayers coming from me to you, Miss Y!
April 19 at 18:48 EST .

  2 people like this.



   HopeandGlory  It's so good to hear from you Miss Y . . . Gods Blessings on you and yours.
April 19 at 22:42 EST .

  2 people like this.



   Balogreene  God bless Miss Y. Downs and Autism are so hard to deal with. The sufferer's seem to be able to make their own choices. But, they often are not.
April 20 at 19:12 EST .

  2 people like this.



   BirdsNest  May you be able to keep up with everything that is before you. Take a little time to just sit and rest. We sure have missed you, but you have been needed elsewhere. Bless you and your family.
April 20 at 20:02 EST .

 1 person like this.





   Bettijo  English spelling is a vexing problem for most learners of English. Why does the English language have so many words that are difficult to spell? The main reason is that English has 1,100 different ways to spell its 44 separate sounds, more than any other language. This video features typographist, spelling champion, and chairman of the American Literacy Council Dr. Ed Rondthaler pointing out the nonsense of English spelling. Enjoy! Dr. Rondthaler died in 2004 at age 104.





April 16 at 07:43 EST .

   11 people like this.



   Bettijo  Actually he died in 2009, but I am not able to edit. I seem to be the only one posting here. If I am getting on your nerves, please tell me and I will shut up. Thanks.
April 16 at 07:50 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Balogreene  So, as a writer, I have Subject Matter Experts (SMEs ) who write for me to rewrite. My dear Puerto Rican friend admits to writing in Spanglish. My Chinese friend does pretty well, but her spelling is atrocious!

I am reminded of, I think, Oscar Wilde who said ghoti spells "fish" gh like in "enough", o like in "women", and ti, like in "nation".
April 16 at 21:19 EST .

  4 people like this.



   BirdsNest  I am personally in the midst of lots of health issues with Hagar and attempting to get a garden underway, so my time here is very limited. I am very interested in the variety of things that you post, you have an inquisitive mind and I like that. Thanks for taking the time to post, I wish more Ldotters would take the time to add something on a daily basis.
April 17 at 06:32 EST .

  4 people like this.



   Gerty  I second Miss Birdie's comment. Please keep posting as much as you want, Miss Bettijo!! I enjoy all your posts.
April 18 at 13:48 EST .


   Balogreene  I am a writer. I work with people from other countries, who have a hard time with English. They are great engineers, but, I have to monitor their "English". For us, it's kind of a joke, caught you again! I am so proud to be working with people who want so much to be "American" (they are citizens ).
April 20 at 19:16 EST .




   Bettijo  This is to go with WW's darling story some time ago about the beavers building a d am and the owner of the property being cited.




April 15 at 10:36 EST .

   13 people like this.



   Gerty  This is great! It should be shown to all elementary school kids to encourage them to study the treasure of animals we are blessed with in this Country.

BTW--it is also a good picture of how I look preparing for my garden!!
April 15 at 20:16 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  I sent TQ a note about the beavers and otters on the river between Washington and Oregon, it was a mama bear with 2 cubs, the babies were making mud balls and decided to nail the little otters, she got upset and yelled at them to come back to shore, as only a mama bear could do. It was a Riot. The otters just floated on down...the beavers went under cover. The cubs probably got a spanking.
April 16 at 09:47 EST .

 1 person like this.



   Bettijo  Cute!
April 16 at 15:47 EST .

  2 people like this.





   Bettijo  Great advice from a wise man, hard as it is to follow
   April 14 at 07:51 EST .

   12 people like this.



   Safetydude  For years and years I've said that I never learned anything listening to myself...
April 14 at 23:32 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Ole buzzard  There is a reason that God gave us two ears and only one mouth.
April 18 at 12:49 EST .

 1 person like this.





   Bettijo  Popular game show host Pat Sajak took to Twitter on Friday to express his personal philosophy about the minimum wage debate.

Ruffling a few liberal feathers, he tweeted, “When I had minimum wage jobs, my goal was to better myself, not to better the minimum wage.”

I couldn’t agree more!
April 13 at 06:51 EST .

   9 people like this.




   Bettijo  It’s a beautiful and modern dwelling that can house up to six. Once you step inside, you almost forget that you’re standing in the belly of a caboose.

http://www.allviralpost.com/looks-like-old-abandoned-train-n
oticed-stairsthis-crazy/

   April 8 at 21:22 EST .

   15 people like this.



   Gram77  Accidentally posted my excitement of these rail cars on Main Page. I'll say it again, these are great!!
April 9 at 10:57 EST .

  6 people like this.



   Hollyhock  Mornin' folks. Saw the posts about living in rail cars. About 15 years ago we stayed at Railroad Park resort in Dunsmuir, CA. So cool. I checked out their website and they have made lots of imnprovements. It is in the area of Lake Shasta. With the drought and water shortage probably not the best year to visit.

http://www.rrpark.com/
April 9 at 12:51 EST .

  6 people like this.



   Gerty  I'd love to try one of these accommodations. Maybe next winter.
April 10 at 18:45 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Ole buzzard  This is one of several cabooses used as lodging at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana, at the West Entrance to Glacier National Park. Here's more info about the inn.

http://www.izaakwaltoninn.com/
April 11 at 17:30 EST .

  9 people like this.



   Surfhut  Thanks for all these posts. Very cool!
April 12 at 08:07 EST .

  6 people like this.



   Ole buzzard  I want to add this as well: http://mountainrailwv.com/

This is the newly combined website for the Cass Scenic Railway and the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad. They also offer cabooses for lodging, but theirs are not stationary. The railroad will take the caboose to a siding that also has a campsite/fishing hole, and park it there for the duration of ones stay.
April 20 at 17:34 EST .

 1 person like this.



     Next Page