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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Good morning Storm. Just ran across a book that Amazon is recommending for July. The review is most interesting. Check it out.....Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory.
July 22 at 08:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks for the tip, Gram. I looked it up and have put it on my list. In my experience, Knopf doesn't publish time-wasters. I also saw "When the English Fall" by David Williams which looks pretty good, too. A Post-Apocalyptic story.
July 22 at 14:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Another book for my mile long list.
Tuesday at 07:47 EST .


   MeiDei  Spoonbenders was recently previewed on the on-line bookclub, it also got good reviews on Goodreads.
Yesterday at 19:13 EST .




   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Wow, a bunch of tough ones!!
July 21 at 18:49 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  This is for Storm. This is only an old lady's opinion, however, I am finished with Camino Island and am a bit disappointed. For me, the plot was a good one but I thought it bogged down a bit as the story continued. With Grishim, I think his books are either page turners or they are not. Can't decide if I will read The Whistler. I'll pick it up at the library if I do. Right now I am reading James Grippando's new book Most Dangerous Place.
July 20 at 07:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks, Gram. John Grisham is a talented writer and has proven it over and over. But with many good, talented writers, there are too many over and overs. Mr. Grisham has certainly provided readers with a mountain of entertainment over the years, however.
July 21 at 12:40 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Since there are so many level headed people here at The Connection I feel safe making this comment. I am so sad and so upset with the way our president is taking care of us. Yes, I am praying. Gram
July 14 at 08:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, can you be more specific?
July 14 at 08:44 EST .

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   GO3  Well...I've never thought the President should take care of us (in the parent sense? ) outside of protecting our country, its institutions, and the Constitution. What are you referring to?
July 14 at 10:56 EST .

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   Gram77  I am very concerned as to where the actions of N. Korea may take us. As for the parenting sense, that never crossed my mind.
July 14 at 13:36 EST .

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   Mike PHX  It may be cold comfort for some, but not for me: Thank GOD it's not Hillary. We could be on the quick way of anhilalation of one or more of our cities. I don't think Trump will let the subhuman dwarf even come close.
I don't see him as a parent, but he does remind me of my old dad. The things he'd say to me.
"What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"
July 14 at 21:14 EST .

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   Suejeanne  Bill Clinton basically restarted the Cold War by selling out missile technology - I believe his actions contributed to the things NK is doing now.
July 14 at 21:26 EST .

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   Safetydude  Mike...are you really Marty Feldman ?
July 14 at 21:34 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Dude, no. Sorry. It's Abby.
July 14 at 21:47 EST .

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   Safetydude  Are you named after the late, lamented Abby Normal?
July 14 at 21:58 EST .

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   Mike PHX  You may have heard my Top Ten Single, "Puhhiee awhh rah Reeeee".
July 14 at 22:01 EST .

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   GO3  Gram, OK I understand. I agree with Suejeanne. Clinton's selling technology and bribing the Norks during his administration is appeasement and is not taking care of us by any stretch of the imagination. It's just kicking the can down the road until..well now. Historically, if France and Britain had put up the slightest resistance to Germany marching into the Rhineland in 1938, the Wehrmacht would have turned around and marched home thereby averting the most deadly war in human history. Trump confronting the Norks shouldn't make you sad. It gives me a sense of relief actually.
July 14 at 22:29 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Pet Peeves  This is not the biggest thing to fuss about, but this morning I was tail gated seriously close and boy did I want to hit the brakes. Not to worry, I never would, but I really slowed down and I was in my park where all roads have just enough passing room and nothing else. The the driver blinked his lights at me. Funny thing, the car just wouldn't go faster. I was as much to blame as the guy behind me but I have to admit going slower was sort of fun. Maybe he's posting a pet peeve somewhere about me. Giggle.
July 13 at 13:45 EST .

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   GO3  Be careful of incidents like this. There are drivers out there who simply want to pass and a few number who are looking for any excuse to harass people and worse. If you are confident in protecting yourself, I would pull over and let them pass, but don't play games with them. If they act like jerks have your cell phone handy and nowadays be armed if so inclined.
July 19 at 22:41 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Saw a warning about getting rear ended- by perps- on purpose so you will stop, get out of your car, and they will either hijack the vehicle or attack the driver and rob or worse. Don't stop for anything, have the doors locked and the phone in your hand, drive to the nearest public area w/lots of people. Was a lone female on the road for many years, always on the look out and armed.
July 20 at 15:52 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  A great afternoon. Saw two just plain good movies.....The Apartment and Some Like It Hot. The company that services our park's TV contract offers us a gazillion channels. I don't pay much attention but lately I have been wandering through them and I keep stumbling over great movies, you know, when they use to be good. And found a channel that runs reruns of ER. Not much getting done around the house.
July 10 at 19:39 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Grams, I'm sure that makes you appreciate Billy Wilder all the more.
I hate to say it, but he had a bigger brain than Welles.
July 11 at 02:47 EST .

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   StormCnter  Years ago, I read a Billy Wilder biography. He was a formidable influence and achiever in Hollywood world. He originally became a producer and director to protect his scripts. I think Orson Welles was a different type of genius.
July 11 at 05:33 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Help!! I've had something rolling around in my head all day. It's either from a radio program or very early TV. This saying was "Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Bloom". Someone please get me out of my misery or I'll go to bed hearing it!!
July 7 at 17:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  Found this - does it ring any bells?
http://www.theatermania.com/miami-theate
r/shows/yoo-hoo-mrs-bloom-the-gertrude-b
loom-story_175613/cast/
July 7 at 17:22 EST .

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   Gram77  No this isn't familiar. I was quite small and I sort of think I was hearing this on radio. Been thinking since I posted this that it was on the radio around the time Fiber McGee was on the radio.
July 7 at 22:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, you're remembering Molly Goldberg, from "The Goldbergs" on the radio.
"When television was in its toddler years, America became acquainted with a middle-aged Bronx woman who regularly poked her plump frame out her window to shout, “Yoo hoo, Mrs. Bloom,” to her neighbor across an airshaft. A schmoozy conversation often foreshadowed the plot for the sitcom’s next half-hour, though sometimes the main character, Molly Goldberg, addressed the audience alone as if it were the neighbor."
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/11/nyregi
on/11metjournal.html
July 8 at 06:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  That article references the television series, but The Goldbergs were on radio for a gazillion years:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goldbe
rgs_(broadcast_series
)
July 8 at 06:22 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh my goodness, this is it! Thanks a lot Storm. Now maybe that will get out of my head.
July 8 at 08:22 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  A friend just loaned me a copy of Camino Island and it hit the ground running. Any one read it yet?
July 7 at 10:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's gotten good reviews, Gram. I'll be interested in your opinion when you finish it.
July 11 at 13:36 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  A friend just gave me a Nora Roberts book. Compared to what I read this author is for lack of a better word, a "soft" writer. A lot of her books are always set in a ranch setting and sort of predictable. Any one else have opinions? Maybe I am too critical.
July 4 at 13:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  I find her and Danielle Steele one-sided & predictable - as with most "romance" writers same story, different names and locations ... I pass.
July 4 at 17:38 EST .

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   Jerico  I read then on occasion for just that reason-I also revisit Nancy Drew books from my childhood!
July 4 at 19:38 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I enjoy Nora Roberts, Hot Rocks, Hot Ice, the Pagan Trilogy, nothing soft about them. Try her futuristic series written as J.D.Robb, I have an entire shelf of her books, only a few cowboy titles. She is very versatile, should be worth a second look
July 7 at 07:08 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  PS: Hot Rocks (diamonds )present time mystery by Nora then the sequel in 2059 Big Jack, written by JD Robb.
July 7 at 07:20 EST .

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   Gram77  Show you how much I know. Had no idea she wrote as J D Robb.
July 8 at 19:08 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Gram, you may not like the JD Robb series, it concerns an abused child that becomes a Cop and her husband, Rouke, who is everyones
dream guy, but the murders that she investigates can turn your stomach. Other than the 'In Death Series" would be more to your liking. I used to take out over 20 Library books when I was riding with DH. Only some made it to my 'must have' buy shelf. The characters in 2059 are a riot, but I am afraid some of the plots around her investigations might be more than you want to subject yourself to.
July 9 at 14:59 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Looks like maybe this weekend is going to be good. First the opera and I just finished watching A Beautiful Mind.
July 2 at 13:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, have you read the book? It's a good one, but I very much liked the movie, too. I like Russell Crowe. I know he's a jerk, but I enjoy his acting.
July 2 at 14:40 EST .

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   Gram77  I did not know about the book. Many thanks.
July 2 at 18:10 EST .

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   StormCnter  Sylvia Nasar is the author, Gram.
July 3 at 06:38 EST .

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