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Title: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: dapphne on March 30, 2016, 09:23:16 am

I am missing "Norms Bait and Tackle"  and all the people that
used to post there.   

I hope that we see it soon.

Sandy

:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on March 30, 2016, 09:44:19 am
Sandy, I saw the names of several people who said they posted on Norm's B&T so I have an idea they will be back.  This is the first I've seen it, however, I've just signed on for the day.  Nice day here in Grand Rapids, sun shining and temp of 44 degrees to go higher.

I'm feeling much better from my allergies. 

Tom, Dot, Terry, Jan and I are to have lunch at Russ's today.  It is a weekly thing now and we all enjoy it.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on March 30, 2016, 09:58:21 am
Hi everyone on another beautiful Spring morning here in South Carolina and we expect to get to 73 this afternoon.  Yesterday was a beautiful, low humidity and sunny day here.  Pat and I decided on a late lunch/early dinner out and we went to one of our favorite Mexican Restaurants for a good meal.  We stopped at Kroger's on the way home as Pat had a few items to get there.  The main activity for today will be going to dinner at the church and getting to spend sometime later this afternoon and evening with Scott, which is always a highlight of our week. 

Mary Ann, I just went back into my posting in the Soda Shoppe discussion and advised where this discussion can be found in the General Discussions and provided a link.  The link also will give access to the Classical Music Discussion. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on March 30, 2016, 10:04:04 am
Thanks, Larry.  I saw your post when I visited Soda Shoppe.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on March 30, 2016, 10:14:50 am
Good morning, Sandy, Larry and Mary Ann.

So happy to see this board has been restored.  It looks like things are coming back together pretty good.  I am sure it will take a while to get everyone back, but it does seem pretty easy re-registering.  I did e-mail a couple people to let them know the site was back up.

Hope everyone will have a great day.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 30, 2016, 10:18:49 am
What a wonderful news to see this discussion is open again.  People are so friendly here and always looking after one another.  It really is like a big family with unfortunately patriarch Norm missing.  But he is present in our memory.

Have a good day everyone!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on March 30, 2016, 10:38:45 am
Good Morning Everyone!

Thanks Larry for the link.  Just stopping by to mark my spot and keep an eye on what's going on.   Nice to have everyone back where they belong.

Raining here, but warm.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 30, 2016, 10:44:49 am
Here we are having a beautiful sunny day after days of rain and hard wind.
But I am not going out until tomorrow for my library day.
Anyone wants to come and borrow some French books?   ;)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on March 30, 2016, 10:47:37 am
Thank you, LARRY, for the link.  SO good to see you all again. 

Bob and I have our yearly physicals today.  I sure will be glad to get that over and done and hope that we can get back home before another snow storm hits the Denver Area.

I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday. 

Jenny
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on March 30, 2016, 11:59:22 am
Good morning, almost noon.  Thanks you Larry for the link

As I wrote in Soda Shop, I could not get in with my old handle, as I was told that name did not exist.  So I am now lindancer.

Jenny hope your physucals went well.  Not another snow storm, if so hope you got home safe.

Mary Ann, and everyone else so glad to see all my friends again.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on March 30, 2016, 12:59:27 pm
Good Morning everyone from a drippy, rainy Interior. The snow is here and there in grungy piles and trucks come in the night to haul it all away. Of course their seemingly discretion doesn't work when their horns ring out on the back up!

Does anyone have the email for Carole in either New Zealand or Australia and others not here in the US but European posters?
Title: Re: WHY ARE YOU HIDING?
Post by: MaryPage on March 30, 2016, 01:13:30 pm
I kept coming in and checking on the names of forums back up and running, but no mention of Norm's.

Then I ran my eye down the list of recent posts all over Seniors & Friends and found someone had posted in Norm's.

So woo hoo, I put my foot down on the accelerator and sped on in here.  So good to see you.  And yes, BUBBLE, we DO remember Norm, and we have to keep his name just because of that.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 30, 2016, 01:22:59 pm
I am glad you found it MaryPage. 
It will take just a short time and we will all get used to finding our way around here.
It is not much different from the previous site. 
I think it is the IDEA of change that is stressful.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on March 30, 2016, 01:24:18 pm
Norm's was listed under town talk before.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: dapphne on March 30, 2016, 02:11:52 pm
I just went out on General Discussions to ask about
Norms Bait and Tackle....     I am sure that someone will come along and move it to where it should be.....   

I didn't realize that I started anything....  but it is
very good to see people come over here and post.   

I am sure it will be re organized when the time is right! 

Have a good day EVERYONE ...  Good to see that
we are still up and running!

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on March 30, 2016, 02:23:07 pm
Tom, Terry, Dot and I went to lunch today at Russ's, a more quiet place than others where we've eaten.  Jan could not be with us.  It is a beautiful day here, 50+ degrees, warm when the sun shines, chilly when it does not shine.

Norm would be so happy to know his Bait & Tackle is still alive.  I am thankful to Pat and Michael for letting it continue.  It is so good to see people returning.


Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JoanFL on March 30, 2016, 02:46:17 pm
Nice to see so many posts here.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 30, 2016, 04:02:50 pm
Hi Everyone
Good to see so many posting on Norms!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jaywalker on March 30, 2016, 04:38:40 pm
Good afternoon!...  I'm stopping by to make sure I can find my way back.  Actually, it wasn't so difficult this time.  I always click on the "show unread posts since last visit" next to my avatar.  Or, if in a hurry, I just click on "show new replies to your posts"  Works for me!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on March 30, 2016, 05:00:17 pm
Jaywalker...hi...good to be back with all of you again. I had withdrawal symptoms when we were stranded.

Mary Ann, I am sure Norm is looking over our collective shoulders and reminding us that he is watching. He was so much a part of it all for so long.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 30, 2016, 06:41:50 pm
Hi Everyone
Dry here and cool though.

Think I will open a Weather thread somewhere.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on March 30, 2016, 09:18:38 pm
Just checking in with my new name:
(used to be dapphne)

I had a terrible time getting my name changed,
but managed to do it

Have a great day,  everyone!
sandy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Radioman34 on March 30, 2016, 11:10:59 pm
Checking in with my new name
Title: Re: NEW NAMES FOR OLD FRIENDS
Post by: MaryPage on March 30, 2016, 11:27:47 pm
Is everyone using a new name for fun?  For the pleasure of a change?  I'm wondering because I am using the same name I have always used (which is my real name) and the same password I used before.  Yes, it is true that the new site did not recognize these.  That's because it is a  brand new site with recognition of no one until we registered.  But I chose to register in precisely the same way as I had with the previous site, and there was no difficulty in my doing that.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Radioman34 on March 30, 2016, 11:44:49 pm
MaryPage many of us are using new names because the new, improved S&F will not recognise our old ones
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: maryde on March 31, 2016, 12:01:20 am
HI EVERYONE    Greetings to all, just taking this opportunity to check in.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 06:00:48 am
Well I have a huge problem with remembering names, not only new ones.  It took me many months to remember who is who and now I have to start again? Dapphne, I loved that one, with the Greek mythology connotation...
Oh well... my memory will have to work hard again
    :2funny:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 07:24:47 am
Hi Everyone
As I said on any board, it would not accept kelly but it did with Kelly with a capital K.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 07:31:46 am
You deserve the capital! ;D
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 07:37:39 am
Good one Bubble :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 08:03:35 am
After all you are THE representative of  the Island  here.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 08:09:53 am
Hi Bubble
The only Isle of Man member, but are there any UK members as I have not seen Vanilla on the new site.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 08:14:07 am
Did anyone tell Vanilla we are back?  I don't have her e-mail!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 08:17:13 am
Hi Bubble
I did contact Vanilla on the older site on a PM, but I don't have her email address.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 08:18:11 am
Hopefully someone will have it and connect to her.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on March 31, 2016, 08:18:48 am
Bubble I found an old email address for Vanilla (Jackie) and sent her an email last night.  But she may not have the same email provider.  Keep you fingers crossed.

Good Morning Everyone!

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 08:35:17 am
Hal, I don't think she changed it of late.  We need her here, also for Cards and Paintshop - as soon as this discussion will be opened.
So hopefully we 'll see her.
:thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on March 31, 2016, 08:51:25 am
Hi everyone on a cloudy morning with rain in the forecast for us this afternoon.  It is now in the 60's and is to get up to 79 later today.  Just my usual Thursday planned with going to coffee this morning and then to the Wisdom group at church.  The rest of the day will be free.

Just a suggestion for those who do not use their name (or have changed their recognized alias due to the re-establishment of these discussion) it would be helpful if at the end of the posting the actual name all of us know you by was included.  I do understand that some folks are not comfortable actually using even their first name in open discussion and I certainly respect that decision.   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on March 31, 2016, 08:57:49 am
Morning all!

I see that no one has set up a discussion in the Animal Shelter yet. Too bad, I wanted to share a news item or two about some local critter happenings. One is the webcam for the Bald Eagles that are being monitered south of here, and the other is a news item about a pony that was abandoned at a horse auction. The pony, who is blind in one eye, was hit with about 140 paintballs and was very sore as a result. The pony is being treated and cared for now, and they got the guy who transported the pony to the auction, but the perpetrators of the piantball attacks are still unkown.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 09:02:08 am
What a sad story, MarsGal.  I hope  the discussion will be open soon and we can hear more about the birds.  I would do it for you but I cannot remember how.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 09:13:54 am
Hi Larry
I was kelly on the older site, but now Kelly.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 09:15:37 am
kelly you mean? lol
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 09:17:43 am
Hi MarsGal
I saw the article about the pony being hit with over 100 paintballs last week.

The poor pony, I hope they find those responsible!

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 09:18:22 am
Hi Bubble

No, a gentle K  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on March 31, 2016, 09:20:14 am
Good Morning Everyone... 
from the cool but very sunny, 
rocky coast of Maine.     

Today is the last day of March  and hopefully
Winter is behind us here in the North East....  but
then again,  you never,  ever, know for sure..
(But we can hope!)   

I hope that everyone has a good day and
can get their names/aliases straightened out. 

Soon this will all be "Old Hat"
:crazy2:

sandy    :smitten:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 09:22:57 am
Hi Sandy
A good morning to you

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on March 31, 2016, 11:05:12 am
Larry, when my user name was matock, it was surprising how many replies I would get under that name regardless of the fact I signed every post with Mary Ann.  Therefore, I asked to have my user name changed.  I still sign my posts with Mary Ann.  Many people did address me as Mary Ann, but not all.  This way, how can they miss!!!

It's rainy here today but we should get to the low 60s.  Then, believe it or not, a chance of snow on Saturday.  Snow was in the Monday forecast, but they took that out.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 11:07:21 am
I almost always called you Matock because in Hebrew that means "sweet" and I think it suits you.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on March 31, 2016, 11:25:30 am
Bubble, thank you.  That's the nicest thing that has been said to and about me in ages.  I have a sweet tooth and I'll just have to eat more sweets to stay that way!!!  In that case, you may continue to call me Matock. 

We are having a wet day so far.  Annie's cat likes to roll around on the front stoop, but he just looks out the door now. 

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on March 31, 2016, 11:27:23 am
Mary Ann,  I think I have tried to always address you as Mary Ann.

But, I have to laugh about something.  Everytime I would see "matock" , I would think the "ma" stood for "Mom".  It took me a while to realize that the "ma"  stood for Mary Ann.   You will always be Mary Ann now.

Bubble, I think that the Hebrew name is very appropriate for our "Matock".  She is a sweet person.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 11:49:54 am
Joy, I never connected the "ma" with Mary!  For me it was like 'sweet mom'.  Talk about associations.  I figured she was like a sweet mom for Norm's boys.
Title: Re: MARCH GOING OUT LIKE?
Post by: MaryPage on March 31, 2016, 12:27:41 pm
I clearly remember March came in to Annapolis like a lamb.  Well, it is not exactly lion like on this, its last day, but it is MORE lion like than when it came in.  We are sunny for a while, and then cloudy for a while, but both with a pretty stiff, almost knock you down breeze.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on March 31, 2016, 01:39:36 pm
Finely found where you were all hiding.  Looks like I am a Newbie again.  Need to find out how to put a new Avatar in along with putting a shortcut on my desktop.  I have instruction some place

Oh!  spell check not working here.Can't manage without that.

The Tech's did a good fast job setting us up again. Thanks
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on March 31, 2016, 01:42:38 pm
MaryAnn.  Can you put the Grand Haven site under your postings again. I usually go in it from there.

I have completely forgotten at the moment how to put shortcuts onto my desktop. also how to put a Avatar back in.

Will have to go back into my Brain Box.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 01:45:50 pm
Hi Everyone
Good to see so many posts

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 01:53:16 pm
JeanneP, I just drag with left click the URL that is on the top line of the browser unto the desktop and this makes a useful link to the place I want to keep.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on March 31, 2016, 02:10:47 pm
http://surfgrandhaven.com/

JeanneP, I was unable to post this link, but if you want to put it in your Favorites (or Bookmark), this is it.  It's windy today so lots of whitecaps (whitehorses to Kelly).

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on March 31, 2016, 02:27:42 pm
Mary Ann, I also have the Lake Superior Duluth webcam bookmarked.  They have had a lot of whitecaps (horses) in the canal recently also.  It was so foggy there yesterday, you could hardly see the ships when they went thru.

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on March 31, 2016, 05:30:21 pm
MaryAnn.  What you just put in works fine.  I keep wanting to type Matock also.  I have to keep mine the same. Just can't remember them if I get to many now.

Bubble. Now I could always do that way in order to get them on Desktop but will not work on this time.

There was the way on the Learn How here. They have all gone now.

I guess we did not make it up to 1000 on the Quirks we were doing.. They are gone.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on March 31, 2016, 06:45:21 pm
Jeanne, if you are referring to Quips, it is alive and kicking. 

MaryTX, I have the Duluth scene in my favorites, but not in my profile.  It is a very interesting site, especially when you can get the ship going into the channel then going under the bridge.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 07:19:18 pm
Hi Mary Ann
Yes good to see Whitehorse's!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 09:19:04 pm
Hi Everyone
Getting late here or early as near 2.20am Friday.

Goodnight.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on March 31, 2016, 09:48:31 pm
Kelly.

I no longer see the Quotes Forum.  Where are they?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 04:34:27 am
http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=51.msg531#msg531 (http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=51.msg531#msg531)

Here it is Jeanne
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 05:33:54 am
Hi Bubble

Thank you

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 05:45:23 am
Hi Kelly. and  no thanks needed, we are all friends here so don't be too polite.  Or is that too British and proper? lol
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 01, 2016, 08:51:28 am
Hi everyone on a very rainy and stormy Friday morning in our area of South Carolina.  April showers aren't wasting any time getting started. We have had some heavy rains and one lightning strike that sounded like it was in our neighborhood.  We are to have periods of rain throughout the day and night.  Nothing particular on my calendar for today other than to pay bills as this is the first of the month.  I think this will be a good day to stay home. 

MarsGal, what a terrible way to treat any animal--poor pony and then to be abandoned.

Mary Ann, I have heard of good excuses but eating more sweets to stay sweeter--now really!    ;D ;D  However, I also think you are a sweet and kind hearted person.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 01, 2016, 09:02:56 am
Good Friday Morning,
from the Rocky Coast of Maine.
It is going to be in the high 50's  and 60's
today with a bit of rain mixed in.   

Pretty much normal conditions for April,
here in the North East.   

All is well here.   Just getting used to the new
place and what it has to offer.   

I like it!
Sandy  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 09:06:47 am
Hii Bubble
It is the Manx way to be polite.

Always taught to thank people for helping me!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 09:08:30 am
Hi Sandy
You can have some of our rain if you want it  :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 09:10:53 am
Hi Larry
Or I could share the rain with you and Sandy.  :)

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 01, 2016, 09:16:21 am
No Thanks Kelly, 
We get plenty of rain here on the rocky
coast of Maine.    Springtime tends to be
very wet!

sandy   :crazy2: 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 09:24:05 am
Any offers on this rain then  :)

Being silly now, but I am good at being silly.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 09:44:44 am
Sandy I love your quote! ha ha ha
Title: Re: A RAINY APRIL FIRST
Post by: MaryPage on April 01, 2016, 10:03:21 am
We are all mist and drizzle here on the Chesapeake on April Fool's Day.  I am very happy because I got my income tax refund this week and because I have nothing other than the ordinary daily chores of living to do this day.  So I expect to settle down in my easy chair in a little while and catch up on some shows I had to miss because there were two good things offered at the same time spot.  On Demand is so great for that;  no longer have to record shows.  Have a lovely day, Everyone!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 01, 2016, 10:33:49 am
Thanks but no thanks Kelly on your offer :).  We have enough of our own during the spring.  But, if you make the offer again about July or so, we'll jump at the chance ;D. After Wednesday's storms, yesterday was nice but today it's supposed to be gray and drizzley and will have to stretch to make 60°. 

I picked up a couple of new books at the library so think today will be a good day to hunker down with coffee and a good book.

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 11:35:41 am
Hi Mary
Nobody wants the Manx rain!

:)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 01, 2016, 11:49:05 am
Kelly, I'll take a little of it, never turn down rain.  My daughter just called said it looks like we have some stormy weather approaching from the West.  But send the rain anyhow, our water storage is an aquifer and it isn't nearly full.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 01:43:16 pm
I am glad your refund was not on Fools Day so it must be real  :)
Enjoy the quiet day MaryPage, that is always satisfying.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 01, 2016, 02:07:23 pm
We have had storms and heavy winds now for 3 days . I am tired of it . Days are either up in the 50s or down in the 30s.  Flu is going wild in town and so I am staying close to home more.  Now if it would stop raining could get some Spring cleaning done and out of the way.  Seems I feel like a nap each day. Something I hardly every do.  Today maybe another one.
Title: Re: JUST WHEN YOU GET A LITTLE CASH
Post by: MaryPage on April 01, 2016, 02:20:29 pm
Thanks, Bubble.  I've managed to make this beautiful (raindrops have exited and sunshine is set on High) day when my allergies to Springtime pollens seems to have super peaked more bearable by taking a Zertec and putting some ZADITOR drops in my eyes.  Then came a phone call from a local medical supply place that some special socks my doctor gave me a prescription for have come in.  She said I will have a co pay of twenty some dollars.  So there goes the first unexpected bite into my tax refund.  The rule all of my life has been that any extra money that comes my way will wind up being spent while I just sit back and feel stunned.  So then I asked if I had to shell out THAT much for two pairs of socks, how much are they per pair?  And the answer was $78.00 per pair.  I practically screamed "REALLY?"  And the answer came back:"Really." 

Unreal!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 02:33:21 pm
Mary Page, go out fast and spend some of it for yourself, even  if only ice cream, before there is another phone call!  Or maybe it was ... 1st of April joke?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 03:11:08 pm
Still heavy rain here and just been in to the capital Douglas.  Rain there also!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 03:15:10 pm
here it is dark night with  high cold wind.  One could almost expect  Dracula to visit.
Title: Re: NO JOKE
Post by: MaryPage on April 01, 2016, 03:21:01 pm
No joke, Bubble, but I think that is a beautiful idea, and I wish it were so.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 03:27:26 pm
MaryPage come here, we'll have that ice cream together.  Which is your favorite flavor? 
I discovered this week that some 'oriental' flavor can be found here: Halva and Tehina! apparently quite tasty too but I am not adventurous enough to try them.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 03:57:07 pm
Hi Bubble
What about the raspberry ripple flavour!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Nita H on April 01, 2016, 04:10:12 pm
Hi, everyone. it is absolutely gorgeous here on the Oregon coast.

I was nitainoregon, and now just Nita H.  If you don't remember me, that's understandable. I was mostly awol. 😀😱 Hope to be here more often, but my uppity back just complains royal if I sit too long.  I usually just read and always enjoy your posts.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 04:11:47 pm
Hi Nita H
I remember your name!

Kelly
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Post by: Mary Ann on April 01, 2016, 04:39:48 pm
Speaking of ice cream, we haven't heard from Molly who posts in the Soda Shoppe. 

We've had a decent day with the temperature around 50 degrees.

I just e-mailed my Federal and State taxes and I'm getting small refunds from both.  I have to pay to e-file the State return, but since I am getting a refund, I decided to pay to get it.  If I had to pay the State, I'd send in my return by snail mail.

I had one heck of a time getting to e-file, but I finally made it.  I was told all was OK but then the form decided I needed a middle initial.  I do not go by Mary A and make my first name as Mary Ann.  I checked and no middle initial is necessary, but I could not finish until I put one in, so I am Mary Ann A Tock!  Anyway, the paperwork has made it to headquarters. 

I tried getting in here, first time since the change, and could not get in with my other laptop.  I'll have to see what I can do about that.

It's good to see new people here, especially Nita, who I remember from other folders, but not this one.  Norm would be happy to see so many "old" friends join here.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: ABOUT THOSE MIDDLE INITIALS
Post by: MaryPage on April 01, 2016, 05:54:36 pm
You always used to be able to use NMI or nmi or n/a or na as a middle initial.  There are literally millions of people who do not have a middle initial!
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Post by: JeanneP on April 01, 2016, 06:53:58 pm
MaryPage

When I had my legs done last year.  Checking arteries and veins etc . The told me to start wearing Compression hose. Now I have  done that for a long time when flying or driving hundreds of miles.  She gave me a prescription to get them from the Medical centre.  $149 a pair. unbelievable. (insurance does not cover them only if problems with Diabetes). Passed on those. The one on a company on a . web sight. Can't think of the name they sell some at $49.  There are the ones that cost less. I have some that work quite well and so will stick with them.
Legs do feel good if you wear them.  My mother had a deep vein problem and died from  blood clots and so I watch mine good.

I sure miss my Spell Check.
Title: Re: COFFEE ICE CREAM
Post by: MaryPage on April 01, 2016, 07:18:27 pm
Thanks, Bubble.  My favorite ice cream flavor is coffee.  Just plain coffee.  No bumps or bits or pieces of anything in it.  Just nice smooth coffee.

Hershey's chocolate syrup goes well with it.  Not a necessity, but nice.  Has to be Hershey's and cannot be chocolate fudge. 

Hey, why don't we hire a plane and ALL speed over to Tel Aviv for Bubble's ice cream social?  Let her know your favorite flavor so she can be all prepared.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 07:22:07 pm
Hi MaryPage
It might mean about three flights for me to get to Tel Aviv!

Kelly
Title: Re: FLYING NORM'S AIR
Post by: MaryPage on April 01, 2016, 08:03:05 pm
Oh, not in our cyber plane, Kelly.  We'll just swoop down on The Isle of Man and scoop you up.  Easy!
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Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 08:07:27 pm
Hi MaryPage
Fly me to the moon!

Kelly
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Post by: Jaywalker on April 01, 2016, 08:59:52 pm
I always have to pay the IRS because I don't claim any withholding during the year.  I only have federal income so don't pay any State income tax.  I just sent the check for $269 for 2015.

I figure I'd rather have the money during the year than receive it back at the end.  :)

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 01, 2016, 09:08:31 pm
Jaywalker, I usually have to pay both Federal and State so I was pleasantly surprised to find I get refunds from both.  MaryPage, as for using NMI or such, I tried putting in Ann and that was too many letters.  It was Turbo Tax that wanted the middle initial.  I tried putting in a zero, but I had to have a letter, not a number.  I hope it doesn't goof up my return or refund.

I hear rain outside and we are expecting snow tomorrow, but I doubt early in the morning; later when there's a lot of traffic.

Mary Ann
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Post by: June Drabek on April 01, 2016, 10:37:06 pm
Good Night dear ones...I am beat. Love you.  God be with you. June
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 03:46:48 am
Hi Nita, come and join us for ice cream.

MaryPage, I too am sticking to coffee or mocha  with no other additive.  When they insist that an order is for two flavors I'll add vanilla.
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Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 06:19:39 am
Good morning everyone from the Isle of Man or in Manx, Ellan Vannin

Kelly 
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 06:20:52 am
Shalom to you Kelly, Jambo!
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Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 06:27:30 am
Fastyr Mie Bubble

I think it is afternoon where you live

Kelly
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 06:28:25 am
add two hours to your time.
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 06:29:29 am
Jambo is in Swahili.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 06:29:42 am
Hi Bubble
I think Peace in Manx is Shee

Kelly
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Post by: maryde on April 02, 2016, 06:52:26 am
HI EVERYONE     Happy to see so many familiar faces, Mary from Downunder in New Zealand where its Daylight Saving this weekend and we have to put our clocks back for Autumn. Hope you are enjoying Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Mary
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Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 07:30:31 am
Hi Maryde
Lots of rain and wind over the Isle of Man over the winter and also in many parts of the United Kingdom.

Kelly
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Post by: maryde on April 02, 2016, 07:49:59 am
Hi Kelly, we have had a lovely Summer, even though the weather was changeable today there were blue patches of sky and temp of 25 centigrade.  Global warming has had an impact but unlike some other years there has been enough rainy spells to keep our water tank topped up.  We get plenty of rain in the coming months, keeps the countryside green, Mary   
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 07:58:09 am
Maryde, I hope you'll enjoy  the Autumn.  Do you have also those wondrous colors in the trees like in US and Europe?  Here we miss that unfortunately.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 08:23:50 am
Hi Mary
It is 9C and showers here.

Most of the change in our weather patterns are the result of global warming. 

But the Island got plenty of rain before that!

Kelly
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Post by: larryhanna on April 02, 2016, 08:38:24 am
Hi everyone.  It is a cloudy morning and we had a little rain a hour or so ago.  Yesterday we ended up with a little over 4 1/2 inches of rain in about 24 hours.  Needless to say things are a bit soggy here.  It is to get up to only 70 this afternoon and we are to see the sun.  We just stayed in all day yesterday.  Not much on the agenda for today.  I do need to make a quick trip to Walmart to replenish the breakfast drink I have each day.  I am looking forward to watching the two games of the NCAA Final Four that will be on this evening. 

Kelly, we had some rain yesterday that could have been shared as that was really too much for one day.  However, our soil here soaks it right in.  I haven't had raspberry swirl ice cream in a very long time and don't see it in our stores but may be there from time to time.

Nita, glad to see you posting and hope you can let us hear from you often. 

I know we are missing Molly's postings.  I just sent her an email with the links to the two discussions that I know she posts on often and telling her she would have to re-register. 

MaryPage, interesting is how when there are a few extra dollars something always seems to come along and claim them.  I have worn support hose up to my knees for sometime now and ordered them at around $17 per pair.  Of course they are not prescription grade but firm and have sure kept my ankles from swelling during the day from the heart failure.  I would scream at $78/pair also. 

Bubble, I have never seen those flavors of ice cream in the stores here.  However, some of the old favorites are rather hard to find anymore.

 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 02, 2016, 09:05:09 am
Good morning from Grand Rapids.  My thermometer reads 35 degrees right now and from the Weather Channel, we are to have snow today.  If that is true, it would be this evening as things will warm up a bit during the day.  Actually, the sun is shining and it looks like the start of a nice day.

I finally finished my income taxes and I've had word that both were accepted.  Now I can get on to other things, but I don't know what those will be.  I have showered and washed my hair and now I am waiting for my body and hair to dry.  I'll try to be dressed by 10 am.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Post by: MaryPage on April 02, 2016, 09:36:36 am
I do my taxes myself, send them in by snail mail, and have the refunds deposited directly into my checking account.  I used to manage my government pension by telephone, but now I do it on line at their web site.  I prefer NOT to owe, so I have a little more in taxes deducted monthly and thus assure I will not.  That gives me peace of mind, and getting the small refund is fun.

But as you say, Larry, and apparently your life experience has been similar to my own, money has a way of spending itself before you can get to it!

Does anyone remember Tutti Frutti ice cream?  It was both a common flavor of ice cream and of chewing gum when I was a little girl.  Ordinarily, I do not like pieces of ANYthing in my ice cream, as I like to just lick and swallow (cones), but I did love, love, love Tutti Frutti!  I am also fond of Butter Brickle.
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 09:37:52 am
LarryHanna, lately for unknown reason I cannot find the coffee flavored ice cream.  Very annoying as it is the one I prefer.

And we do find tutti frutti from time to time.
Title: Re: ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM!
Post by: MaryPage on April 02, 2016, 10:49:32 am
Well, that's life, is it not, Bubble?

Lucky in some ways, and not so much in others.  We never have Tutti Frutti any more.  I have seen it advertised by a local frozen yogurt emporium, but I do not care for frozen yogurt.  Would love, love, love to have it one more time in a real ice cream cone!

But I feel almost in deep mourning over your not having access to coffee ice cream.  A lot of our ice cream parlours are getting too fancy for words these days, and they add everything but the kitchen sink to their coffee ice creams.  They even have expresso ice cream!  There is coffee caramel swirl, Ben & Jerry's coffee, coffee, coffee, BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ! and all manner of heathen concoctions.  Would like to ship you a case of Haagen Dazs just plain Coffee.  Yum, yum!  Creamy and goooood.
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Post by: Andie on April 02, 2016, 11:29:02 am
Coffee ice cream is also my favorite and was hard to find when I first came to Arkansas.  The closest thing I could find was Baskin-Robbins' Jamocha Almond Fudge.  I asked the manager of a local market if plain old coffee ice cream was available. The following week I found he had ordered some and that I was not the only customer looking for it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 02, 2016, 11:50:16 am

Good Morning (soon to be Afternoon) from
the Rocky Coast of Maine.    I just went
out and took a walk.  It is cool and cloudy
here but nice enough to go for a walk.   

All is well here. Have good day, 
Everyone!

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 12:31:00 pm
Ben & Jerry's coffee ice cream is much too sweet here and even that is hard to find.  Yes the trend is for all kind of weird concoctions.
Title: Re: TRENDS AROUND THE WORLD
Post by: MaryPage on April 02, 2016, 01:05:14 pm
Feels strange to know that trends are the very same here as there.  Or there as here.  We sure are a global community!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 01:38:52 pm
Yes, and you can find Mc Donald, KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger Ranch and what not here too.  We are very much under the influence of the American life.  We also can buy Home Depot, Home Center, Ace. No Walmart as yet!
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Post by: halkel on April 02, 2016, 01:49:29 pm
Here in Texas we have a chain of what started out as ice cream places, they are now fast food too, but they have what we call soft ice cream and make what is called a Blizzard, which is nothing more than an extra thick malt, with no milk just ice cream.  Anyhow they have a cherry flavored one which is my favorite.  You have to eat it with a spoon too thick to use a straw, you would have to suck so hard the back of your head would cave in..... :o

Bubble I think you would love it.  McDonalds has a similar drink, but they use mostly candy which I don't care for.

They also have Lattes

http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/Menu/Full-Menu/ (http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/Menu/Full-Menu/)


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Johann Mc on April 02, 2016, 02:03:22 pm
As Larry says, it is warm and a little wet here in coastal South Carolina but the showers are supposed to move on out today.  I was so happy to get back into Seniors & Friends the other night and eventually to find the Bait and Tackle Shop!

Mary Ann, I think of Norm's spirit keeping up with the forum also.  Great guy!  Hard to believe that both he and Papa John are no longer with us. 

Mary de, so good to see you posting here!  I still remember our visit with you and John and Patrick and his wife when we visited NZ in 2005.  Can't believe it has been that long.  Are Patrick and his wife still around?  I'm having trouble remembering her name - something like Weezy?  It has been a beautiful spring here.  My camellias are starting to fade and the azaleas are almost in full bloom now.

Is the Molly To which we are referring the lady that sometimes went by "Mahlia" and has a husband named Mohammed?  We talked on the phone yesterday and she is having difficulty registering to get back in.  I tried to tell her how to find "Register" in order to reregister but not sure she understood.

We have had a really busy week.  Windell went back to the doctor Monday with a cyst on his rear end that had gotten larger in the past two weeks and the doctor decided he would remove it on Wednesday.  We had to stop his blood thinners and I wasn't sure whether that was going to affect blood flow in his five heart stents.  Tried to get the cardiologist who did his heart surgery and he is out of the country for three weeks, and miracle of miracles, the surgery went great.  He didn't have a blood clot and almost no bleeding and has not taken a pain pill since he came home.  He even went back to cardiac rehab yesterday.

Bubble, so good to see you here, too!  Seems like all of our major chains are worldwide now.  My older sister did all of her shopping at Walmart and I do very little there.  I don't care for their meats at all.  We use Kroger for our groceries; it is only a mile up the street and we get points for what we spend on groceries that reduce the price of gas at their gas station.  We also use their pharmacy for our prescriptions.

Larry, I guess the Master's Tournament will soon be gearing up down your way.  We will watch the final four play for the top two tonight also.

Trying to get some de-cluttering done today.  Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 02:19:17 pm
Hi Larry
Still raining and just been for a walk, slightly wet but good exercise.

Kelly
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Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 02:20:52 pm
Hi Sandy
How goes your day!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 02:22:20 pm
Hi Eveyone
I used to work with a chap over forty years ago who liked kippers and custard.

What a mixture!!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 02, 2016, 02:32:55 pm
Good Morning All! Its so nice to see many new and old members back! I do think Norm would be glad to see so many old friends again!
Not much new here. I've been out and about paying bills and other necessities of life.

Speaking of ice cream, I am more of a sherbet type with yes, coffee, orange and pineapple, (separately!);  predominating.

However, speaking of odd combinations, have you looked at coffee cremes or more accurately, syrup lately? I don't use it but a good friend does and lately she has been talking about a new favorite, jalapeno! Not something I want anywhere near my coffee!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 02, 2016, 02:45:35 pm
Oh that sounds gross, Kelly. I haven't had Kippers in years, lost the taste for it. My current ice cream madness is Butter Pecan with a caramel sauce topping.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 02, 2016, 03:21:32 pm
Hal, I love Dairy Queen :) and nearly every small town in Texas and Oklahoma has one.

When I was a kid, their cones cost a nickel and it was a treat when we got one.  Their chocolate dipped cones were a dime and that was an extra special treat :).

Do y'all remember the dixie cups that were half vanilla ice cream and half orange sherbert, and they came with a wooden spoon?

Mary
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 03:27:21 pm
all this talk of ice cream is making me wanting one. and it is bed time too!
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Post by: Mary Ann on April 02, 2016, 03:54:28 pm
Hal, we have DQ here too and I have had Blizzards and I like them.  My ice cream at home is frozen yogurt and I buy vanilla so I can put chocolate or pineapple toppings on it.  I can eat it plain, too.  Years ago, my doctor suggested I not eat too many foods with animal fat so I went to frozen yogurt.  I admit it is an acquired taste, but I'm used to it and like it.  We have an ice cream maker in Holland that puts out various flavors with Michigan names - Moose Tracks is one and that had chunks of chocolate.  Their ice creams are delicious and rich. 

Incidentally, we are having a blizzard right now and I cannot see across the pond.  Misty blizzard, though.

Johann, I figured that Molly was having trouble registering.  I hope she can get some help soon.

Johann, I take a blood thinner too, for A-fib and I had a tooth removed recently.  I was advised by the dentist that I might have to stop the thinner for a day or so, but she decided that with only one tooth to be removed, it was not necessary.  Everything went well - except I have another hole in my head!!!

Maybe I'll have a dish of ice cream now.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 04:05:04 pm
Mary Ann I am inviting myself!  I'll have the Vanilla  frozen yogurt with you and I will sprinkle it with  instant coffee powder.
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Post by: Mary Ann on April 02, 2016, 04:15:41 pm
Sounds good, Bubble, make yourself at home.

Mary Ann
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 04:20:10 pm
Thank you.  I hope you have the heat on with this blizzard weather.
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Post by: Mary Ann on April 02, 2016, 04:22:42 pm
Bubble, you bet, nice and cozy inside.  Especially since we're having ice cream!

Mary Ann
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Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 07:24:00 pm
Hi MarsGal
Your right kippers and custard sounds awful.

Actually I thought this chap was kidding me about Kippers and custard, but he was serious about it.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 07:25:22 pm
Hi Everyone
It id gone midnight here and I am having a nice cup of tea.

kelly
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Post by: maryde on April 02, 2016, 07:45:57 pm
HI EVERYONE    so great to find so many here.  Norm must be looking down smiling.  Mary Ann he would be so proud of you keeping up communication between  us all and family. 

Johann, I remember your visit in 2005 very well, glad your husband is keeping so well in spite of his ailments.    Its been some years since I last saw Pat and Wisia, think he was going to ring me and time passed...  he had major problems with computing and I think he was getting overwhelmed.  Of course, because of Wisia they had many committments with the Polish community and Pat did not have much time to himself.  We are also working around health needs, John was diagnosed with Alzheimers Dementia (?sp) and its necessary to fight to keep upbeat.     PS  your decluttering rings a note, that clutter never stops and its an ongoing battle here


I know others have remembered me and I feel touched and more than a trifle guilty when I haven't kept up.  I remember you all fondly.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 02, 2016, 08:17:15 pm
Hi MaryD,
So good to see you have found your way
back to Seniors and Friends.         Phew... 

I am sorry to hear that John has been
diagnosed with Alzheimers ...  That is so
difficult for him and everyone who he
is close to ..   

Best wishes to you both
Sandy
:crazy2:

(aka "dapphne" )
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 02, 2016, 09:10:13 pm
It does seem that no matter where you travel in the world you can find lots of American goods. Specially fast food places. Can go in a big Grocery chain in UK .Even in the small town family live in and like going into Walmarts here. 
Yet one can't find goods for other countries that much in the US.  We know that all our clothing and tech stuff made in other countries but not hardware type things . Most everything made in Asia.

Remember going into a Old city in Germany a few years ago and what takes over the Main Square.  MCDONALDS.  Awful.  One thing that didn't make it was. Kentucky fried Chicken. At least not in the UK
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 09:17:36 pm
Hi JeanneP
Most many American good in the Isle of Mn shops!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on April 02, 2016, 09:19:00 pm
Good evening. Another day that has passed much too quickly.

So good to see more joining in.....Johann, Maryde and Nita!  Great to see everyone and I must say I feel badly for those that are struggling to find their way. 

JEANNEP.  The last time we visited our little community in England a couple of years ago, we did not recognize ANYTHING.  They had built new shopping centers and roads over all of our old places where we lived and wanted to see..  Even the base, Greenham Commons no longer existed.  Also found a McDonalds at the end of our little street in Bitburg Germany.  We found it very sad. 

I wish you all pleasant dreams. 

Jenny
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Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 09:24:30 pm
Hi Everyone
Time to retire as getting late, well early on Sunday at 2.25am!

Kelly
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 03, 2016, 05:30:30 am
We used to have a Wendy restaurant for hamburger but that closed long ago.  Now I heard that KFC has also disappeared.  I am sorry about that, I used to like them and even had it as take away for the kids, to eat on the beach in summer.

Our falafel in pita is not as tasty.  We do have the shwarma that is quite palatable, with all the different salads that come as free adding in the pita pocket bread.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 03, 2016, 06:03:18 am
Good very windy Morning to everyone.

I spent the night on the sofa downstairs just in case one of the remaining pine trees decides to come down. I already had one come down and hit the corner of the house a few years back, and two years after that the Colorado Spruce (which was closest to the house) had to be removed because the trunk split and it was leaning towards the house. The remaining white pines, I estimate, are between 160 and 180 feet tall. High winds always bring branches down; occasionally some are quite large and hard to move by myself.

Got a good, clear view this morning of Mars and Saturn with Antares and Spica and Arcturus off to the side as well as some of the dimmer/smaller stars (like the Zubens in the Libra constellation). The cats always have me up early enough to check out the pre-dawn skies.
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Post by: so_P_bubble on April 03, 2016, 06:30:15 am
I hope you are safe and without damage to the house.
Great that you have such a clear view of the sky.
Here with all the tall buildings around, I have not much of a view.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 03, 2016, 07:26:27 am
Well, the backyard is clear. What a surprise. The damage to the pines seems to depend on the direction the wind is coming from and if it whips around rather than being steady in one direction.

One thing I never do is yardwork under them on a winday day. That's inviting a bonk on the head. Most of the drops are smaller dead limbs and tons of pine needles and cones. It is a constant battle to keep the area clear to mow under. I don't like the possibility of  clogging up my mower with pine resin/residue.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 08:12:58 am
Hi Bubble
I have a very good friend called Wendy!

Kelly
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Post by: larryhanna on April 03, 2016, 08:52:31 am
Hi everyone on a 50 degree sunny and calm morning here in South Carolina.  The high is suppose to be 68 for a short while this afternoon.  I stayed up too late last evening watching the basketball games, neither one of which were particularly exciting.  The first game was a rout with Providence winning by over 40 points and the second one had North Carolina winning for over 10 points.  The Master's Golf Tourney week activities are underway and getting started on a very nice morning.  In addition to the golf, there are also many other activities going on related thereto.  Many of our church folks leave town during this week as school is on spring break and a number of people rent out their homes for the week. 

I had a really nice thing happen to me as I was putting my purchases at Walmart in my truck yesterday.  I had mostly pretty heavy items including 6 gallons of distilled water we use for the CPAP machines.  This nice couple walked by and saw I was struggling a bit as was exhausted from all the walking I had to do in the store and they wanted to help me load the purchases in the truck. I willingly accepted their kind offer and really appreciated the help. 

We will attend Sunday School and church today as usual.  I signed up several weeks ago to bring the devotional today for our Sunday School class and have something ready to share.  I expect we will eat out after church and then have a quiet afternoon.

Mary Ann and Bubble, I do not care for coffee and have never liked coffee flavored ice cream.  I did have some frozen yogurt a couple of weeks ago and it had none of that yogurt tang, which is what I very much disliked about yogurt.  It was very smooth.  We bought our first ice cream at COSTCO a few days ago and it is the best ice cream we have had in many years.  It actually comes in a half-gallon container and only in vanilla but it is rich and creamy and very smooth.  I do remember Tutti Fruiti. 

Hal and Mary, I love those Dairy Queen blizzards but my they have become very expensive.  I guess this is a good thing as I don't often treat myself to one.  I do remember the Dixie cups of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet and the little wooden spoon.  They were a nickle, which was usually the limit that our folks would give my sister and me when we went to the store about once a week.  I also liked the fudge cycles, which used to be very big compared to what you get today.

Mary Ann, hope your blizzard didn't carry through the night. 

Maryde, so sorry to read that John is now struggling with dementia.  I hope you are taking care of yourself.  If you have an Alzheimer's Association and you haven't done so I would encourage you to contact them.  They were most helpful when our family was going through this horrible situation with my mother and I think it was the first time my dad really accepted what was going on with mother.   

Johann, I had to hunt for Norm's B&T and was happy to find it under the General Topics heading.  Yes, Molly was called Mahila for awhile.  I have been in touch with her and she hopes to get re-registered next week and said she was busy this weekend.  Glad Windell's surgery went well.  That was certainly not a good place for a cyst. 

Kelly, was glad to see your rain has finally moved out as you have certainly had a few wet days. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on April 03, 2016, 09:33:37 am
Mary Ann, I found I was able to remove the weather information from your signature box, so I think you'll find it's now gone.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 09:47:06 am
Hi Larry
We get used to it!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 03, 2016, 09:54:18 am
Good Morning Everyone from the
cool and windy,  rocky post of Maine.   
It is early Spring like here,  which is
expected.   

I love this time of the year,  because
Winter is so far off,  down the road.   

Wishing everyone a great week!
Sandy
:crazy2:

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 03, 2016, 10:18:24 am
Sandy I would love this time of year if it was less windy.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 03, 2016, 10:46:09 am
You have no idea how happy I am to see this discussion  again.  Hi everyone.  Missed you all.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 03, 2016, 10:48:02 am
wjoan, you are reading my mind. :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 03, 2016, 10:58:20 am
Thanks to Jeanne Lee for moving this
discussion to "Town Talk"..   

Good to see everyone!   

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 03, 2016, 11:32:34 am
So P, I try.    :2funny:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 12:04:28 pm
Hi Sandy
But winter type weather can occur in the spring!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 12:05:51 pm
I did not know the discussion had moved.

Pay attention kelly!

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 03, 2016, 12:22:17 pm
Yes,  but there is a big difference
between Spring Snow and Winter Snow. 
Especially the amount of time it lasts on
the ground.

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Radioman34 on April 03, 2016, 12:41:59 pm
Checking in and marking my spot
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 12:55:55 pm
Hi Sandy
I like the winter weather, as my job depended on the weather I have worked out in all times of weather.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 03, 2016, 01:27:05 pm
Good afternoon, to all my friends, on this very, very windy day.


Larry I wrote to you this morning, and then lost the whole post.  I was telling you my first job, was in a frosted malt shop (soft ice cream) I livied  in what is called N. Charleston now.  Durning THE war it was just called Navy Yard, the shop was 1 block from the Main gate.  Between 3 and 4 when we would be so busy as the first navy yard shift would be getting off, also the saliors would be getting leave time.  We also had regular ice cream, but the frosted malt was the most popular.  I was makeing $12. for a 6 day week.  Then I got a job in downtown Charleston at a Millinary Store, I also started at $12. did work up to $18. but out of that I had to pay bus fare, from the Navy Yard.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 03, 2016, 01:31:56 pm
Quote from: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 12:05:51 pm
I did not know the discussion had moved.

Pay attention kelly!


Nor I, Kelly. Just saw the notice.

So I guess Norm's posts are all gone. Too bad.

As you said, Sandy, good to see everyone.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 03, 2016, 01:41:56 pm

Yes, it certainly is Deedee.. 

Hi Radioman!   

It is too bad that all of the
previous posts have been lost .

But I intend to remember with
fondness,  all those that are no
longer with us.    As I  believe
that their spirit  will  always be
with me.

Sandy
:crazy2:   

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 03, 2016, 02:21:18 pm
I was feeling nostalgic one day and moved some of Norm's, Rae's, Oscar's  Peaches's, Karren's, Jerry's and Jerry2's posts from members to my external drive around Christmas of last year. And now I'm glad I did! Its like visiting old friends again!

We got a light dusting of snow last night as well. Its ironic that for so many years we remained a month or two behind weather wise and now the Interior is the same as the lower 48 states and some foreign countries.

We used to have Dairy Queen here, two locations,(As a child I loved dilly bars!);  but they disappeared with the fast food places. We do have a McDonald's just outside of town and a new KFC starting up by Walmart. We also have a Papa Murphy's Pizza but its being boycotted because of its poor business practices nation wide and looks to be closing.

We have several ethnic places that are thriving and this is good news!

I had a very sobering experience in the grocery yesterday. I reached out to pickup a can opener box with my right hand and noticed a syringe just between two boxed can openers. It looked like a child's toy. But when I picked it up by the depressant, I realized it was real and slipped off the orange piece and found an actual medical needle attached.

I went to the next aisle over, saw a clerk who asked me to wait and radioed for assistance while checking the shelf for any other surprises. Boy did I get yelled at by that clerk and the manager for touching the needle. I had sincerely apologized twice. They mentioned HIV and drugs and really who knew what it had been used for?

I realized I had been dumb to pick it up but after each was going back over the same info for the third time I was getting tired of it. I simply excused myself and left. Later, standing in line, the manager did come over and apologized. I did again and we parted. Now I know, never pick up anything and let someone else do it!  :-[
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 03, 2016, 02:42:51 pm
What winds and storms we just had. Lasted 2 days. Still a little windy out.
Such a mess in my yard.  Hundreds of branches down.  All night hearing them coming down on the roof and rolling off.  Will not get much shade in the south side this summer.

See we are back in the Old place . Norms spot. That is good.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 03, 2016, 02:46:43 pm
MaryAnn

We have 2 big Meijer stores by me.  One is starting to do this now.  the only one in the State of Illinois.  Does your have it.?
Bring up  www.Meijer.com/Curbside. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 03, 2016, 02:52:12 pm
JeanneP, the two Fred Meyer stores which are owned by Kroger have both grocery pickups like that as well as pharmacy curb side surface, They are on opposite sides of the building.

However with Kroger closing some of its stores, who knows how long that will last?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 03, 2016, 03:22:25 pm
Angel, how scary.  I hope you went and soaped your hands as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 03, 2016, 03:25:08 pm
JeanneP, I have heard of Meijer doing that, however, I do not get my groceries at Meijer.  I like their store near me, but it is always so much more crowded than the store I use (Spartan), also hometown based.  Prices are very close.  I do go to Meijer for most everything else.  Pickup at the door is an incentive, however, and if Tom is unavailable, I can see my taking advantage of the service.  We have about a dozen stores in the area, but I don't know how many.  If I were to travel and needed something, I would not hesitate to go to Meijer.

Mary Ann 

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 03, 2016, 04:03:39 pm
Thanks Bubble, I did!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 04:19:14 pm
Hi Deedee
Not just me who missed the moving of the board.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 03, 2016, 04:21:36 pm
Quote from: sandy davidson on April 03, 2016, 01:41:56 pm

Yes, it certainly is Deedee.. 

Hi Radioman!   

It is too bad that all of the
previous posts have been lost .

But I intend to remember with
fondness,  all those that are no
longer with us.    As I  believe
that their spirit  will  always be
with me.

Sandy
:crazy2:   




Well said, Sandy, well said. It took me until now to even feel comfortable posting here again.

No, Kelly. Mods, can there be a stickie put up alerting everyone to the moves?

Kudos to the Admin for changing the last post read as the default. It was so very annoying to have to page forward in the previous incarnation.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 04:27:18 pm
Hi Everyone
Any news on Jackie?

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 03, 2016, 04:29:58 pm
 :crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 04:31:03 pm
Hi Everyone
It feels good to see S&F up and running again.

Many members who sadly are no longer with us, but they are with us in our minds and hearts.

And as we post each and every day they will always be with us.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 04:31:44 pm
Hi Sandy
What is the emoticon?

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 03, 2016, 04:34:46 pm
:crazy2:  =   place holder   :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Johann Mc on April 03, 2016, 06:24:47 pm
Angelface, that was really scary, finding the syringe between some products on the shelves!  In talking to Mary De I was reminded of our trip to Alaska in 2003 and how kind you were to visit with us at the hotel in Fairbanks.  Our flight to Anaktuvuk Pass with a bush pilot and visiting with the eskimos (native Americans?) there was special too.  They were so warm and welcoming in sharing their way of life with us.  We had never heard of the Gates of the Arctic National Park.

On our last evening coming down the Inside Passage to Victoria on the cruise ship we were sitting at a table in the dining room facing the back windows where I could see the ship's wake.  It was cloudy and the sky and water were very grey.  There was a fishing boat about a mile behind us coming down the strait also and at one point there was a break in the clouds allowing a slanted ray of yellow sunlight to shine down across the top of the fishing boat's mast and its crossbar that together made the shape of a cross.  It was really startling and almost seemed like a divine benediction and blessing on the fishing boat and also on our two week trip to Alaska and the northwest.  I looked around the table to see if anyone else was looking at it but they were all chatting with each other.  The memory is still very vivid and I wish I could paint a picture of it.  After a couple of days in Victoria we flew east to Calgary to the Senior Net Bash there.  That whole trip is a wonderful memory!

Mary de, I'm so sorry that John is having to deal with Alzheimer's these days.  I can tell that Windell's memory isn't quite what it was since he had the concussion and brain bleed in the accident last year.  I remind him every morning what our schedule is for the day relative to appointments and meetings.  He gets very tired by late afternoon.  Larry's suggestion about groups that can help is a good one.  I had forgotten Wisia's name and I think Pat used to go by Trevor or Three Kings in the old Sr.Net forums.

Bubble, it is so good to see you here!  I'm sorry it didn't work out for us to visit when we were in Israel.  Your country is beautiful and our two days there were so meaningful!  I need some help with getting my picture back in my profile.  I don't have pictures on another computer site now except for Facebook.  Can I link one from there?

Kelly, bless you!  You add so much to the discussions here!  I just found out recently almost by accident that my mother's father's family, whose surname was Baggarly, was from England and they came to America in 1746.  I saw a post from someone with the Baggarly name on Facebook, wrote them a message, and they referred me to a cousin who sent me all of the info on the family recently.  I had always wondered what the nationality of the name was and it is like having a new window on the past open up when I least expected it.

You all will have to forgive me - I'm really not into ice cream these days.  My choice is the "Death By Chocolate" flavour but I try not to even keep it in the house except when company is coming!

I'm glad all of you that have been having storms are OK!

Larry, we were happy that NC is in the final two game on Monday night.  Windell didn't think that either game last night was spectacular, either!  Nice that the people in the parking lot helped you get your packages in the car!

I really have to go heat some dinner.  Hope you all have a nice week this week!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 06:51:08 pm
Hi Sandy
Place holder!

Is that similar to a phrase I heard the other day which I had not heard before, 'Marking my spot'.

If so is new sort of computer language?

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 06:57:27 pm
Hi Johann Mc
Not sure I add a lot to the discussions, though I try to show interest in as many discussions as I can.

Thank you for telling me about your Mothers Fathers family name and the link to England.  And it is good through Facebook that you received information on the family.

Regarding where I live on the Isle of Man, many people I meet think that I or Manx people are related to families in Ireland or that we are Irish.

But most Manx people are Manx and we have own our heritage and cultures. 

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 03, 2016, 07:39:18 pm
Thank you Johann. I've never forgotten that visit and how sweet your smile!

Now for those still thinking about a trip....or perhaps more.....

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alaska/reasons-to-marry-ak/
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 08:56:26 pm
Hi angel
Have you changed your name again!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 03, 2016, 09:04:45 pm
Hi Everyone
Time to retire as 2.0am.

Goodnight

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on April 04, 2016, 12:21:34 am
ANGELFACE, how scary to read about your finding the needle between two items on the shelf.  Goodness, why would anyone be so rude to put it there, unless they hoped someone would stick themselves with it.  I am certainly glad you washed your hands good... Sorry the employees made you feel badly, but I suppose it was important to make you realize you should not have handled it. 

JOHANN, what a moving experience you had seeing the light beaming don on the boat that appeared to make a cross.  That is a wonderful story and it is something you will never forget seeing.  It gives me a very nice picture in my mind.

Pleasant dreams to all.

Jenny
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 04, 2016, 03:45:14 am
Johann, first save your Facebook picture on the desktop of your computer and from there it will be easy to transfer to  S&F in your profile.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 04, 2016, 07:13:47 am
Hi Bubble
I have not got Facebook.  Not sure I want it either!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 04, 2016, 08:44:40 am
 Hi everyone.  It is another bright, sunny and calm morning and it should be a great day for the beginning activities at the Master's Golf Tourney. We had a much smaller number at both Sunday School and church yesterday as a lot of folks leave this area on Master's week.  The only time I plan on going over to Augusta is a little before noon today to attend a meeting.  At that time of day most folks will probably be at the golf course and off the roads.  I look forward to watching the NCAA Men's Finals in Basketball tonight.  Our stair lift signaled us that all is not well so will have to get hold of the company to get someone here to fix it.  This is the second time in just over a year and each service call is at least $200.  Needless to say we are not very happy with what was suppose to be the best stair lift made.

Gloriade, there certainly was no minimum wage when you started working but a dollar bought a lot more than it does today.  I remember when I started to work in 1962 I made $5,700 a year and thought I was rich.  My goal was someday to make $10,000 per year and now that is in the poverty level.  The first new car I ever bought was $2,700 and that was a lot of money. 

deedee, finding that needle among the grocery items certainly would be distressing.  However, if you didn't touch the actual part of the syringe with the actual needle I wouldn't think there would be any danger.  I think the store personnel were out of line to be upset with you. Glad the manager came and apologized to you. 

JeanneP, glad it was just branches and not the whole tree coming down on your house and yard.  Those must have been some strong winds. I sure wish we had a grocery store here that featured curb side service.  However, our new Aldi's appears to be open and it is a much smaller store and we will likely do most of our grocery shopping there as it will be handy to us. 

Kelly, if you use the Quick Reply message box at the bottom of the postings to write your message you just need to click on "Preview" rather than "Post" and you will see the Emoticons, which are those funny little figures.  That is also where you will find the editing tools.  You will see how your message would look and then the box to edit your posting will appear below that and you can put the cursor where you want the Emoticon and click on the Emoticon you want to use.  If you want to highlight or change color or font on something but highlight the material first and then click on the appropriate editing command and the coding needed is automatically added.  You can preview again to see the results of your coding and when you are satisfied just click on the regular "Post" button and you will have submitted the posting.   

 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 04, 2016, 09:03:45 am
Good Morning Everyone,
from the breezy and cold,  Rocky
Coast of Maine. 
Warmer weather is on the way for the
rest of the week. 

Someone mentioned that the emoticons are
much smaller then before.....     
I agree and hope that they can be made
larger,  because I can hardly see people
features ...   

I sure hope that they can be made bigger.

Have a good week,  Everyone!
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 04, 2016, 10:01:19 am
Thanks.  I had never looked into quick reply before/
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 04, 2016, 10:16:58 am
Larry, my first job in 1942 paid $75 a month, payable twice a month and I think I had to wait for that first payment.  I think we were paid the 15th and last day of the month.  I took the bus to work (tokens 12 for $1).  Eventually things were changed to being paid once a week, but that first paycheck and half of what we had been getting was hard to digest.  Yes, we got used to it!  I worked for the company two months short of 44 years.

Patricia, those were great pictures of what's available in Alaska.  I think I would have been able to make it, however, with help.  I know my nephew, Tom, would have loved to live there; he would love to move to Michigan's UP, not as rugged as Alaska, but more rugged than the lower peninsula where we live.

Rick Rammel has been working to get my Grand Haven link back and I think it is added already.  It may not be identified as Grand Haven, but if you want to see Lake Michigan, click on the link.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: GREMLINS
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 11:51:01 am
When I went to bed Saturday night, my wifi was all working just fine.  When I got up Sunday morning, I could not get my email or go on line with either my PC or my iPad.  Suffered all day and into the night.  Chip, of course, was away for the weekend.  So he got home in the wee hours, and woke this morning to find he did not have wifi, either.  Guess what?  The modem died.  How it managed to do that in the middle of the night on a weekend with Chip not here, I have no idea.  Sometimes I really believe in Gremlins!

So Chip took the old modem to Comcast this morning and got a new one and all is fixed and here I am.  Fortunately, the local Comcast office is about 5 minutes from us.

The weather cannot quite make up its mind.  Nevertheless, coolish though it is at the moment, we have one of the most gorgeous and long lasting springs I have ever enjoyed going on outside.  We have a large cherry blossom tree (no cherries) just outside our front door, and it fills me with so much Joy.

Maryde, it is such a pleasure to hear from you.  I am so sorry you are going through this with John.  One of my daughters has a husband with Parkinson's, and my heart bleeds for what she is going through, not to mention his torments.  Well, I will remember Mary & John from New Zealand just as you were when I met you in 2001.  That was almost 15 years ago, now, and before you took in your grandchildren.

We used to have a Dairy Queen in my small hometown in Virginia, and Mama and I loved to walk the block or so down the street to get a vanilla cone.  Nothing better in this world!  Especially on a hot summer's day.

My very first job paid $30 a week.  My first car, a brand new 1950 Plymouth, cost $1,600.  My first house cost $12,500.  When we bought it, in 1953, my husband was making $2,600 a year, and I was not working, albeit as soon as I got oriented in my new situation I took on a newspaper column until I went back to work, for a newspaper, 2 years later.  I remember being jealous that my next door neighbor's husband was making $2,700 a year!  That extra $100 really made them rich, in my eyes.  Every penny counted in those days.  I wound up marrying the guy who made that extra hundred 50 years later, and after my first two husbands and his wife were all dead and gone.  Best decision I ever made!  That was Himself!

Patricia, I will never make another trip in this lifetime, but OH, how I would love to visit you.  Bob and I had planned one of those Inside Passage trips up there by sea, but then he got sick and that scotched those dreams.

I am sorry the manager of that store got upset, but really, I can partially understand.  All the mystery and crime stories both in books and on the telly emphasize how important it is not to touch evidence.  He must have been quite frustrated, but he certainly should not have taken it out on an already traumatized customer!

Sounds like one of the night shift shelfers was taking drugs on the job, and something came up that they had to hide the needle, and then they forgot about it!  Well, let us just HOPE that was the scenario.  One hates to think the needle might have been injecting a poisonous substance in a can or box of something.  With such sick minded people mingled in every ebb and flow of our society these days, anything is possible!  I shudder at it all, but am helpless to assist in the job of trying to fix it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 04, 2016, 12:04:35 pm
Mary Page that is just what happened to my modem today. When I called the service they said they closed the branch in my town and the nearest is two towns away. I told them I cannot possibly go there, so they are sending a new one - for a fee of course but only on Wednesday.

An hour ago I  tried it again and... it works! Now I keep my fingers crossed that it keeps working until Wednesday when I have to wait patiently for the delivery "sometime in the day".
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 04, 2016, 12:13:34 pm
Quote from: larryhanna on April 04, 2016, 08:44:40 am
Hi everyone. 

deedee, finding that needle among the grocery items certainly would be distressing.  However, if you didn't touch the actual part of the syringe with the actual needle I wouldn't think there would be any danger.  I think the store personnel were out of line to be upset with you. Glad the manager came and apologized to you. 




Larry, it was actually angelface, in Alaska can you believe it, who came across the needle. I am in NY, and am a dyed in the wool New Yawker, so were it me, I would be writing this from the lock up. IOW, I would have gone berserk on one and all, and have been thrown in the pokey. >:(

What an horrific occurrence, and most of all, imo, was the fact that it occurred in Alaska.

MaryPage, how do you like Comcast? Verizon suddenly decided to drop us on Frontier's lap and I am looking at Comcast instead. This is at our FL condo. Comcast informed me that they would be happy (of course they would) to take me on as a customer but they, unlike Verizon, charge for a modem for the internet. Verizon does not. With Verizon in NY, I have a modem/router (no, I don't know the difference) and get my TV and internet from the same.

I have read some really ugly comments on Comcast, but don't know Frontier from Adam.

Thanks for any feedback.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 04, 2016, 12:34:37 pm
It must be the season for modems dying!  We have AT&T U-verse and it expired in the middle of the night also a couple of weeks ago.  The service tech that came said "Boy, that is an old one.  Never seen one like it before" :)  It was about seven years old.

Deedee, we had nothing with problems with Comcast at our previous home and this one until U-verse came into the area.  I can't remember who we had but Comcast bought them out and we were stuck with them.  We had TV and internet and both went out constantly.  My sister has Comcast also and she said she is having problems also. 

I remember the satellite dish we had when we lived in the country.  We loved having more than two local stations, but when it rained or the wind blew or whatever, the dish went out ::).

Mary[\b]
Title: Re: WIFI PROVIDERS
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 12:43:17 pm
When we first moved into this condo, we had Verizon.  I came to hate them with a passion, and so switched to Comcast.  Well, I'll tell you:  Comcast is NOT perfect.  By no means.  But they are MUCH easier to talk to and deal with than Verizon ever was.  Basically, the attitude at Verizon was that they were doing me a big fat favor, and everything they did was justified and right.  The attitude at Comcast seems to be to want to bend over backwards to help us out.  Yes, the service goes down sometimes.  Storms, particularly.  We have land line, wifi and TV with them.  But on the whole, our attitude now is, they are all with faults, as are we, but Comcast HAS been an improvement.  I have had them for about twelve (12) years now.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 04, 2016, 12:48:59 pm
Well Deedee. I was going to post a line to Larry stating, "I'm not Deedee but...And now I can't.  :)

Yes we do have drugs in Alaska and it is awful just like anywhere else. Actually we have more of an alcohol problem due to many Native folks and their physical inability to digest and breakdown the alcohol in their systems. Then when you mix that with the drugs that have become so prevalent, you have a worst case  scenario. Sometimes I'm surprised they don't rise up and kick all the whites out of the state for what we've brought to them!

Anchorage and some of the Southeastern communities are basically just like any other in the US, other than scenery. The Interior is more Native and large. It also has a higher rating of Europeans because of the mountains that are higher than any others outside of Everest and the many hills and valleys that are as yet unknown to us. And because the polar route, leading from Europe allows access cheaper to Europeans than to other US citizens. Anchorage's airport ranks fifth in the world for cargo and business.

Altho I do find it ironic that we lost a longstanding agreement with Germany and Sweden to test their cold weather gear and cars here each winter, in 2010. We lost some cash with that decision. Now they use Minnesota because they are so much colder now than we are.  :'(  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 04, 2016, 12:53:45 pm
I changed my modem out last fall when it was no longer supported by the people who bought out Motorola. Unlike many, I buy my modem outright (but not from Comcast). I just make sure that when I buy one it is supported by Comcast. It's a lot less expensive than renting from them each month.

What went out on me a few months back was the cable box for the TV. That I can't buy, but must use the one Comcast supplies. They must all be closing stores. The one I have used for years closed, the one just across the river serves other types/areas that do not use the same kind of cable box I need, and the closest open store to me is over in Hershey. A bit far. However, Comcast sent one of their techies out with a replacement, no charge. What he replaces was the power cord rather than the whole box. The tech has had enough experience to notice that many of the cable boxes that he gets calls to replace end up being just a bad cord. He keeps extra power cords just in case.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 04, 2016, 12:58:06 pm
DeeDee,.

I am not MaryPage, but I have had Comcast for a very long time.  It does cost me a lot with my Internet Service and my TV.   I have Verizon for my phone.,  I would like to change everything to Comcast,  but I would have to change my phone number, and since I have had this same number for close to 40 years, I just don't want to make that change.  I could get everything through Verizon, but then would have to change my  e-mail address. 

BUT, I did want to let you know that I had to get a new modem from Comcast about a month ago, and they wanted to charge me almost $400.  That is what it would have cost me to rent it from Comcast.  I told my son and he said he would just go buy one so that I didn't have to rent from Comcast.  The exact  modem that they were going to charge me $400 cost me $75 from Best Buy. 

So, just be careful if you change over to Comcast that you go and buy your own modem and don't let them talk you into getting it through them.  I do know that Verizon does not charge for theirs.

Hope this helps you make a decision.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 04, 2016, 01:04:40 pm
Angel, that is interesting about the temperatures in Minnesota being colder than Alaska. Seems so strange, but weather patterns seem to change back and forth over long cycles. Are you just talking about lower Alaska or Alaska overall?

MaryPage, I generally have noting but praises for Comcast's Customer Service Reps. It is worth mentioning, since Joy said she bought her own cable modem too, that Comcast lists all the compatible modems on their website.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 04, 2016, 01:10:58 pm
Joy

Have you asked Comcast if you can have the same number??   

If  you haven't asked,  check with them.   Many times you can take your number with you when changing providers.   

I hate all cable companies as they are ripping us off...
Often there is only one cable provider that  I  can get...

Here it is Time Warner   (which had rumored to have been
bought out by Comcast....  but perhaps that "DEAL" did not go through (hopefully)   ... 

They seem to all have us by the   .........   well,  you
know!  :uglystupid2:

Gotta go  We are having snow flurries here on the
rocky coast of Maine right now.    Only flurries,  which
melt fast.

Sandy
:crazy2:

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 04, 2016, 01:17:03 pm
Recap:

Kelly I have always been Angelface555. Its because I have been on the internet for so long and in some different sites that the long name has been shortened to just Angel. Altho one of my fondest memories of Norm was that he always called me Angleface and then would always swear to correct it when pointed out. That and his wonderful bird photography.

I think what upset me about the needle incident was not the initial dressing down done by the manager and clerk. It was the fact that I had apologized twice and they still went on as if I was a not too bright child. Looking back, I think they were frightened as to insurance lawsuits and also for me as a person.

My first job other than babysitting and yard work was when I and four girlfriends formed a business and one of their fathers set us up with a business model and license. We offered babysitting, house cleaning for move ins and outs and shut ins. We also offered grocery and other pick ups. I think we charged fifty cents an hour and one dollar for each store trip. We were all shocked at how much time, money and effort we put in with the amount of cash we actually took in. We were sure that we would be rich after forming our own official business.  >:(

My first apartment was 89.00 a month and then it went on in time to be about 100.00 per bedroom with those having cash, paying 300. to rent a house. Now it is on average 1246. per month. Alaskan utilities are twice the national average. However, the per capital income tops 50,000 so it is relative and it varies around the state and in villages. I think the rest of the US averages 44,165. But that is from 2013. You have to average out the cost of living with the per capital income.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 04, 2016, 01:40:04 pm
We have two Alaskan and one Canadian internet companies here but Verizon entered the market last summer. Alaska Communications network is the one I use and they supply all equipment and service for one monthly price. I pay 77.13 for high speed wireless and I don't know how that ranks with other states. Apple has the largest percentage of phone use and GCI and ACS about even in internet usage. I have no idea what inroads Verizon may have made.

Mary, or am using the wrong name? If so I apologize. Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota are listed as the coldest states because of their severe winter weather, wind chills  and blizzards that Alaska doesn't have. In fact our championship races have suffered in recent years as we have had to bring in snow from the north slope and Canada, by rail for the race courses.

Alaska was listed as the coldest state in some past years which is why we had the cold weather European car and clothing business. I believe that Fall River, Minnesota is listed as the coldest spot but I may be wrong. Ketchican Alaska is listed as the rainiest state in the US.

I would have to say Alaska overall...but, we have four large geographical and climate areas in this state and the one I live in is, if you were to compare, from Savannah, GA. to San Jose, CA. The other three go from rain forest, think Oregon and Washington, to windswept plains on the western coast, to mountains. Each is almost like another country.

Surprisingly, we receive our warmest weather from Siberia and our coldest from Canada. Alaska has such a reputation that I often feel guilty challenging.
Title: Re: WIFI PROVIDERS
Post by: deedee on April 04, 2016, 02:01:19 pm
Quote from: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 12:43:17 pm
When we first moved into this condo, we had Verizon.  I came to hate them with a passion, and so switched to Comcast.  Well, I'll tell you:  Comcast is NOT perfect.  By no means.  But they are MUCH easier to talk to and deal with than Verizon ever was.  Basically, the attitude at Verizon was that they were doing me a big fat favor, and everything they did was justified and right.  The attitude at Comcast seems to be to want to bend over backwards to help us out.  Yes, the service goes down sometimes.  Storms, particularly.  We have land line, wifi and TV with them.  But on the whole, our attitude now is, they are all with faults, as are we, but Comcast HAS been an improvement.  I have had them for about twelve (12) years now.


WOW. Thank you, MaryPage, MaryTX, MarsGal, Sandy and Joy. Love that about this place, the responses one gets!

I completely agree, ALL cable companies are alike, they are all price fixed, and some are worse than others. Here in Westchester, my choices are Verizon FIOS and Optimum. I recently tried to switch to Optimum, since as you say Sandy they are the epitome of arrogance, but in the end, the price would be the same and I would lose a few channels I like. Never mind that I have tons of channels in which I have zero interest. As noted, satellite is not an option, due to weather concerns.

Verizon recently threw me off of paperless billing when they 'converted' my account number, without a by your leave to me (oh but we sent you an email, no they did not) and it took me - no joke - THREE months to sort it out, including an escalation to the VP's office. Did they throw me a credit as a bone? Nope, and yes, I asked.

Therefore, when Verizon recently dumped me on Frontier - nonresponsive on Twitter, where I usually get an answer from Verizon - I decided to go with Comcast. None too stellar so far, they can't help me online, but thanks to you all, I won't be falling for their $10. a month extra charge for a modem. Brilliant, thank you.

Isn't it amazing how much better our communications got in this country after everything was deregulated?  >:(

angelface, it was absolutely for litigious reasons that the manager freaked out. Were it NY, you would have had one of the media lawyers on your elbow before you left the store. Thankfully, you were not harmed.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 04, 2016, 02:05:15 pm
Hi angel
I was getting your name mixed up I think!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 04, 2016, 02:21:29 pm
MaryPage, during the Depression, because my dad had a job (teaching), some of the neighbors thought we were rich.  I don't know if they knew he was paid part scrip and part money, but that's the way it was then.  The neighbor did not have a job and I know when my folks won some groceries, they gave them to that neighbor - they had four children, where there were only two children at our house.

We have our main Internet and phone service with AT&T but we also have U-verse and Xfinity and I pay for Xfinity to Comcast.  I think that's the way it is!  Recently I had a message from Comcast that they had added HBO to my account per my request.  I had not ordered it so called and had a long conversation with a woman who did remove it from my account.  When the bill came there was a 52c charge for removal.  I did not want to go through another long conversation and I was not going to pay 49c to mail them a letter because my net with that would be 3c.  I paid the amount.  Comcast is the provider for our condo complex TV service and I can't do a thing about it.  Actually, I have had no trouble.  I have to pay for my modem too.

Norm had Vonage here and in Florida so all he had to do was call them to tell them when to shut down one end and start up the other.  It never worked out that way, but took two or three days for things to take effect.  I forget why, but Dot has changed to Comcast and is happy so far.

Patricia, I find it ironic too that Minnesota is colder than Alaska.  My Danish ancestors settled in Wisconsin because it is much like their Danish homeland, but my grandfather went to Minnesota where he met my grandmother's family who had done the same thing, only earlier.  I think I have seen where others have called you "Angle" as well as "Angleface".  I think I like names better.  I've been in this condo over 34 years.  We have a monthly fee for lawn care, snow removal, building insurance, street lights and such.  When I moved here, it was $57 and now is $250.  When I moved here, there were 12 units and now there are 66 with a storage building.  That will not increase - no more room.

Well, I've written another book.  I think I'll look for some lunch now.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 04, 2016, 02:34:46 pm
good afternoon, cold and raining, but no wind.  Lot of damage all over the island yesterday, and some still without power.

Larry and MaryAnn, in 1947 my husband started working for the power co. and made 95cents and hour. the first time he went for his interview he was offord $1.25, he refused it as he was working a defence plant, and  was making fairly good amount, but they would lay off, when no contracts. Dennis was just a week old, and my mother was there and she told him go back and take the job.  You will have ins., retirement plan etc., so he listen to his MIL and went back, that job was gone, but they had grass cutter left. He took it and he worked a happy 44 years with the co. Ended up as Sub station inspector for all of Easter Long Island. Our firsthouse was new and had 3 bedrooms, cost $8500.

DeeDee, I have cablevision, we have no other choise, but so far, when i have to call them everyone has been nice to talk too.  They do keep going up Of course I have to go on another tier to have the golf channel also.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 04, 2016, 02:50:51 pm
Gloria de - Our cable is Basic Plus and I do get the golf channel.  Like you, there are many channels for which I have no interest.  With U-verse, I get High Definition so I get some good pictures on the HD channels, otherwise, the people look misshapen. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 04, 2016, 03:18:29 pm
 :thumbup:  There is a quiz posted in Trivia for those who enjoy those games.

http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=95.msg2471#msg2471
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 04, 2016, 03:24:46 pm
I think what a lot of folks are confused about is Alaska in the Interior is very dry with little or no humidity which the colder states have. That and we have very little to no snow due to that same humidity and thus lack of blizzards.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 04, 2016, 03:32:55 pm
Hi angel
Thanks for the explanation.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 04, 2016, 03:39:42 pm
Yes, Sandy.

I have inquired several times.  One time I was very pleased as the person I was talking to said he was sure that wouldn't be a problem.  After a long wait, he returned and said it wasn't possible.  So, I just am sticking with what I have.  I don't do much else in the way of entertainment, so what I pay is for my enjoyment.  I spend a lot of time on the computer and also watch a lot of tv.

I think if you use a cell phone as your main phone it is easier to do.  I still want my landline, but a lot of residents where I live just have a cell phone.  I do have a cell phone that I do take with me if I go out, but it really is just for emergencies.  The times that I do go out, I am usually with someone who has a cell phone, so I just don't have to depend on mine.  I keep it charged just in case, tho.

I am at a point and an age,  where I don't  "do change" very well.  Kind of stick to my old ways.

Thanks for asking, tho.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Andie on April 04, 2016, 04:07:07 pm
I need to vent before I blow up!  In December, we came home from an out of town doctor's appointment to find our house had turned into a sauna.  The pipe on top of the hot water tank had sprung a leak and had spewed hot water onto the ceiling most of the day.  When we got home, water was running down our living room and bedroom walls. The ceiling tiles in the bathroom were on the floor floating in a couple inches of water, and the adjoining bedroom ceiling was soaked.  The steam had traveled through the vents and the condensation buildup on the vents was absorbed by the surrounding tiles. We called the insurance company who told us to get a professional crew to clean up and dry the house out.  The crew showed up about 3 hours later and set up heaters and dehumidifiers.  We moved  to our daughter's house.  For five days those heaters ran and I would meet the cleanup crew and let them in the house to remove the damaged ceilings in 5 rooms.  They would lock up when they left and we would check on the house later that evening.  On the 5th day, the company was coming to remove the machines and I noticed lights were on when I entered the house.  Then I noticed the bathroom window was open.  There was no sign of forced entry and we figure one of the workers had left the window unlocked and came back during the night and cleaned out my husband's gun cabinet.  The police came, dusted for fingerprints, made out a report and found a few small items the thieves had dropped in the back yard.  There were fresh tire tracks in the alley where they had parked.  They took a total of 10 weapons, a jar full of loose change, some pain pills I had left from knee surgery, and they had opened a dozen or so Christmas presents looking for money.  We made it through the clean up stage and then the restoration stage and were just beginning to relax when the letter from our insurance arrived telling us that our policy is non-renewable due to claims that were not from natural causes.  We have done business with this company for over 50 years --both home and auto insurance.  Enough!  We have been shopping for new policies today and will sign the papers tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to telling the former agent I am cancelling everything with them and will expect my refund check shortly.  Thanks for allowing me to vent. I feel some better now!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 04, 2016, 04:22:50 pm
JEANE LEE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.  :)
Title: Re: UNFAIR!
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 05:30:59 pm
I am so very sorry about all that, Andie.  Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad luck.  If I were you, I would take the time and trouble to look up the name and snail mail address of the President of that insurance company and write them a blistering letter (with none of the language younger generations use in public these days;  show you are a Lady!) telling all.  Send a copy to the Agent in charge at your local company, as well, and to the Chairman of the Board.  But direct it to the President.  It will not only make you feel a whole lot better, but it may bring pleasing results.  Or not.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 04, 2016, 05:33:52 pm
With a copy to the local paper or perhaps a insurance consumer service.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 04, 2016, 05:34:36 pm
I have had Comcast for quite a few years now.  Never have much problem with them. I am lucky though because they have a maintenance office just down the street and a business office.  I don't bother on the phone because you would just find yourself in Asia.  I do my complaining eyeball to eyeball. They usually fix thing within 24 hours.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on April 04, 2016, 05:38:03 pm
Joan, no problem.  I'm just glad I could help.   :smitten:
Title: Re: A SAD TALE
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 05:45:17 pm
Something that always brings a tear to my eye, or at least always did when my eyes could produce tears, but these days only makes me FEEL like crying, is the matter of my dear little Mama trying to get a new telephone when hers died.  This was AFTER Judge Green broke up AT&T and said there had to be competition in the telephone business.

So all the AT&T phone companies had to break up.  And the result was that there was no way you could get the complete and highly satisfactory services you could once get.  Oh, the new companies competed like mad for your business, promising the moon on a silver platter and then some.

But they put all of their profits into public relations aimed to snag your business and had no money left for YOU!

So my sweet li'l old mama had recently gone into a retirement home.  She had a lot of old friends there, but it was principally for the assisted living and nursing help that she went.  And her phone died.  Now, back in the day, when your phone died you just called your good old local phone company (owned by AT&T) and asked for a new one.  Within a day or two, I swear, a technician would show up and install the new one for you and make off with the old one.  Not this time!  They told Mama they no longer performed this service since the break up.  Told her she had to take the phone in to a new AT&T store and she could buy a new one.  She explained she was sick, was on oxygen, and no longer drove.  Couldn't they take care of her under these circumstances?

They were sorry, but no, they could not.  Mama cried.  So did I.  Someone handled it for her within the week;  I've forgotten who.  But it just shows to go you how AT&T had to cut out the wonderful complete service they HAD been delivering in order to advertise to compete with their new competition.  Scheesch!  Give the public A BREAK!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 04, 2016, 07:52:46 pm
Hi Andie
So sorry to read the problems you had.

Do you have that we call in the UK an Ombudsman.

Perhaps you might call them an sort of official who is appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against maladministration, in relation maybe to those who offer a service.

As the Insurance company do, did the quality of their service or their product meet the expectations of their customer.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on April 04, 2016, 10:01:02 pm
 Joy, I don't do "change" well either, and this last move really took a lot of spark out of me. I have given up on posting pictures too. Have tried everything I have been told and only end up frustrated. I did try what you suggested, but it wasn't accepted. I do thank you for your attempt to help me. Maybe my problem is having an iMac instead of a PC.

Oh, Andie….my heart goes out to you my dear. Double trouble too with the Insurance Co. backing away. I wonder if it would be worthwhile to seek legal help against the Ins. Co. I really feel so badly for you. Thank God you have a daughter to turn too.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Andie on April 04, 2016, 10:18:20 pm
Thank you everyone for the comments and suggestions.  I didn't realize it was so hard for seniors to get insured.  It was pointed out to us today that with all the fires, floods, blizzards and  tornadoes, home insurance has just about run out of money and that premiums will increase until the companies can recoup some of their losses. Looks like we'll be helping out in that department!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 04, 2016, 10:35:22 pm
Andie, if you have AAA in your area check them out for your homeowners and car insurance, here in Texas they have more than reasonable rates.  I run into the same problem with car insurance as you did with your homeowners.  My wife had a small accident, no damage to our car and slight damage to the other car, she backed into it, anyhow Allstate almost doubled our insurance.  And I had been with them for over 25 years.  I finally found out AAA who I had insurance with forever sent me some literature that they were offering car and home insurance and I couldn't believe how inexpensive they were.  Oh, and they write the policies for a year not six months.



Title: Re: INSURANCE
Post by: MaryPage on April 04, 2016, 10:50:53 pm
I pay my insurance by the year.  Always have done.  I have Erie Insurance.  State Farm and Allstate have poor reputations according to the statistical charts I have seen. Check it out on line.  Erie covers me for both Auto and Renters Insurance..
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 05, 2016, 01:04:56 am
Thanks Angel.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 05, 2016, 06:58:25 am
Quote from: Joy on April 04, 2016, 03:39:42 pm
Yes, Sandy.

I have inquired several times.  One time I was very pleased as the person I was talking to said he was sure that wouldn't be a problem.  After a long wait, he returned and said it wasn't possible.  So, I just am sticking with what I have.  I don't do much else in the way of entertainment, so what I pay is for my enjoyment.  I spend a lot of time on the computer and also watch a lot of tv.

................

I am at a point and an age,  where I don't  "do change" very well.  Kind of stick to my old ways.

Thanks for asking, tho.

Joy



Joy, anytime I've gotten near changing cable companies because they had done something stupid, they were going to charge me $40. to port the old number. Under the excuse of the other company 'owning' the number.

I don't do change very well either. And since I'm old, I may have to do it, but nobody can tell me I have to like it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 05, 2016, 07:03:31 am
How awful, Andie. So sorry to read.

Don't forget to report the company to the Better Business Bureau and go to all the sites that offer reviews of businesses and put up negative reviews. Yelp is a good one, businesses read there.

How did you get the name of the professional crew?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 07:15:18 am
Hi Everyone
There has been a lot of flooding in UK areas over the winter and more so in the past few years.

I watched this man talking about the amount he had to pay for repairs after the flooding.  But he also said his house insurance had gone up  double and with no flood cover payments in future.

And it seems that might affect many others who are caught in the floods.

Kelly
Title: Re: THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE
Post by: MaryPage on April 05, 2016, 07:43:06 am
It had occurred to me ages ago when I first read the climate scientists reports (for instance, "Field Notes from a Catastrophe" by Elizabeth Kolbert) about coming mega storms due to the oceans warming and great flooding all along our coastlines as those same seas rise, and then later as I saw their predictions come true right before my eyes both as I watched my evening news reports and as I saw canoes riding the waves on our own Main Street here in Annapolis, that the insurance companies were going to have to start refusing coverage in both the coastline regions and up tornado alley in the mid west.  I mean, how many times can you rebuild a house?  Now I am expecting the populace most affected to request coverage from the government (we taxpayers), and THEN the debate will light up the airways and involve full public attention.  Now that I am surprised just to wake up each morning, I am curious as to how much of this I will live to see and hear.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 05, 2016, 08:42:41 am
We have AAA insurance also for my car and homeowners insurance.  We were with Allstate for 30+ years and it got to the point I almost had to take out a loan to pay the premiums each year :) (never had a claim).

Last year we had a leaky pipe behind the shower wall in the upstairs bathroom which leaked and did quite a bit of water damage upstairs as well as in my bathroom downstairs.  AAA paid it without a murmur and didn't jack up the renewal premium this year.

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 05, 2016, 08:44:48 am
Andie, may I make one more surggestion? No one has mentioned the state Insurance Commission. I am not sure if this applies to all states, but many states register and license insurances companies to opperate in their state. Some types of coverage is mandated by the state and insurance companies are required by law to provide that coverage. Send a complaint to your state insurance commission. If it doesn't help you in the short term, it will be on record for when the commission reviews and relicenses the company. Too many complaints about a certain coverage or non-coverage raises redflags with the politicos. And yes, do write to the president of the company. Don't forget to mention that you have filed a compaint with your state.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 05, 2016, 08:53:18 am
My last insurance was when I tripped across
country and ended up in the State of
Washington.   

I  got AAA coverage,  also and was very very
surprised at how reasonable  they were
compared to other companies.

Happy Tuesday,  Everyone!
Sandy
:crazy2:   

 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 08:58:54 am
Good morning Sandy, while a good afternoon here!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 05, 2016, 09:38:55 am
Quote from: MarsGal on April 05, 2016, 08:44:48 am
Andie, may I make one more surggestion? No one has mentioned the state Insurance Commission. I am not sure if this applies to all states, but many states register and license insurances companies to opperate in their state. Some types of coverage is mandated by the state and insurance companies are required by law to provide that coverage. Send a complaint to your state insurance commission. If it doesn't help you in the short term, it will be on record for when the commission reviews and relicenses the company. Too many complaints about a certain coverage or non-coverage raises redflags with the politicos. And yes, do write to the president of the company. Don't forget to mention that you have filed a compaint with your state.


Another good suggestion, Andie.

Also, share the name of the insurance company here. The more who know, the better. Plus, if any of us find a site of interest on your company, we'll report back.

Finally, if they are like car companies, there will be a Regional Manager overseeing the local branch. But be sure to report them to the State Insurance Commission, as MarsGal noted, and the FTC (yes, they do respond, I know this for a fact) and the Attorney General.

And don't forget to report the misdeeds of the professional cleaners. By all means, share their name too, so we can all look for complaints against them.

Do not go away quietly, that is what these shysters want you to do.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 05, 2016, 09:47:11 am
My dad had Liberty Mutual for both our house and car so when he died, I continued.  When I was 73, they jacked up my premium by $200.  I called to see if it was because I was 73 and they said no, that was the regular price.  Norm's neighbor worked for Auto Owners and he suggested I see what their rates were.  They were maybe $400 less so I went with them.  Oh, Libery Mutual at the time I moved did not cover condos so I ended up covering both car and condo with Auto Owners.  The funny part was shortly after I changed, I got a post card from the agent at Liberty Mutual congratulating me on 50 years with Liberty Mutual (that included Dad's years too).  I didn't bother to respond to LM.  Since I just sold my car and won't own another one, I don't have auto insurance now, but I can say they always treated me well.  Tom had an accident a year ago with my car and there were no questions as to their paying to have the car fixed.  I will say that Liberty Mutual was always good to deal with too. 

Andie, I think it is awful the way you were treated.  I think everyone has given you good advice and I hope you are able to follow through.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 05, 2016, 10:44:12 am
Good Morning Everyone,
from the cool but very sunny, 
rocky coast of Maine. 

The forecast is looking great..  In
just a couple more days,  the temps will
be headed up to more Spring like
temps...   

I love this time of the year  when we
have late Spring,  Summer and Fall to
look forward too.

Have a Great Day,  Everyone!
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 05, 2016, 10:54:48 am
Good Morning from a very warm and sunny Interior! Spring has definitely sprung here!

Bubble, you're welcome even if I'm not exactly sure what you're thanking me for.


MaryPage, you spoke of waters rising and there has also been shown a direct correlation between fracking and earthquakes in some states. Greed has no boundaries it seems.

I hope everyone is having a good morning!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 05, 2016, 11:02:11 am
Hi everyone on a fine, sunny and reasonably warm morning with the expectation of seeing it get to around 68 degrees today.  Nothing yet scheduled for today  We may check out the new Aldi's today.  We will continue our preparations for my sister and BIL's visit starting late tomorrow afternoon or early evening.  The tech from the star lift company was here yesterday around noon and checked everything out.  He did find one of the battery connectors was probably not making good contact so fixed it and things seem to be working OK now. 

Mary Ann, throughout my work life I was paid every two weeks and then when I retired it took awhile to adjust to the once a month retirement check.  However, after over 20 years of retirement I am used to. 

MaryPage, we are so used to the Internet working when we want it to that we almost go through withdrawal when it isn't working.  Glad the problem was quickly fixed with the new modem.

Bubble, glad your modem is working at least sometimes. 

deedee, sorry I hadn't picked up that it was Patricia who had that dreadful experience with the needle.    FYI, a modem is what receives the internet signal into your home and the router part broadcasts that signal wirelessly though out your home. 

MaryTX, the equipment used to provide the internet connections to our homes seems to constantly change.  We use Dish Satellite for our TV and we used to lose the signal about anytime it rained.  However, here we haven't had much of that problem unless the rain is very heavy. 

Patricia, sorry that I had not read carefully enough and thought it was deedee that had been shopping. 

MarsGal, I think so of these techs are so poorly trained that they just replace equipment when there is another problem. 

Sandy, cities usually grant a franchise to one cable company or another and receive monetary benefit from that agreement. 

Andie, you sure have sufficient reasons to vent here and glad we could at least be here for you.  Insurance companies are good at either raising your rates or cancelling you after they have to pay a claim. 

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 05, 2016, 11:16:39 am
Quote from: larryhanna on April 05, 2016, 11:02:11 am
Sandy, cities usually grant a franchise to one cable company or another and receive monetary benefit from that agreement. 


And we end up having to pay and pay and pay
because  they essentially  have a monopoly, 
which leaves us here in apartments,  with no
chance to choose  a less costly way to have the
benefits of cable TV.

I can't help complaining... sorry...   
Someday I may have to cut the cord.   
But I hope not for a long long while.

Otherwise,   EVERYTHING is GREAT!
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 05, 2016, 11:33:15 am
Mornin all.  New names in here to me.  Oh well.  Busy little place too.  LOL

We are having lovely weather the last few days.  Bought me a new air filter for my apt.   The other one had bad bearings and it made a lot of noise.

Today I will switch clothes from Winter to Summer.   Quite a chore every season., but has to be done.

Have a great day all and HUGS all around,

Joan
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 05, 2016, 11:39:03 am
Sandy, people are cutting the cable and using the computer to watch their TV.  I am not sure how they do it.  My son-in-law and I have discussed it, but I swear, even though I did communications work all my working life, and some parts of the technical end, I have forgotten or the technology has all changed.  And I am left in the dark about most things now days.  Well not completely in the dark but the part that I know I cant do.  No way can I get around and crawl on my knees and under desk or behind things to plug/unplug or climb up to get to some piece of equipment.  And it never fails I never have the right cable if I do try and add something.  Which reminds me I need to order some cables.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 05, 2016, 11:50:36 am
Hal when I first signed on to this Internet company, they gave me a free Raku. This device allows you to watch both your TV and computer on the television using it as a monitor. Since I do not have a TV, I've never used it.

You can also watch many free TV shows on your computer or by paying a small fee.

Hi Joan, good to "see" you again!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 12:21:47 pm
Hi Hal
At the moment I am using a laptop connected to a 19 inch TV with an HDMI.

As I don't have my larger TV on the Island.

However, doing it that way I still needs TV licence.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 12:22:25 pm
Good day WesternJoan

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 05, 2016, 12:31:12 pm
Hal ... 
None of my kids use cable tv.   They use their computer to see what ever tv they want to see. 

I want to do this,  but I am afraid to do it. 
I just need to talk to my son Paul so that he
can help me get started changing over to
getting rid of cable ...

Decisions?  decisions?  decisions ?
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 12:43:36 pm
Hi Sandy
Decisions make the world go round!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 05, 2016, 12:46:40 pm
And up and down!    :crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 05, 2016, 12:47:40 pm
Hi to you Angel and Kelly.   Lots of familiar names on here and I am glad to see you all.  :)  Missed you.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 05, 2016, 12:50:09 pm
Quote from: Sandy on April 05, 2016, 12:46:40 pm
And up and down!    :crazy2:


like your lovely sun sinking slowly in the sea to rise again next day.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 12:51:44 pm
Hi sandy
No not up and down.

Progress like on the up and up

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 12:52:36 pm
Hi WesternJoan
We miss our friends.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 05, 2016, 03:03:12 pm
It's a relatively nice day here today; sun is shining and at 3 pm the temp is 45 degrees.  It is quite noisy here today because a crew is working on our road, tearing up the asphalt in places so they can replace it.  They are working near my unit now.

Dot has brought some of Norm's things here since he died; things that date before they were married.  I am going to make a list of them, then give the list to Tom and Terry to see what they might want to have in memory of their dad.  I will dispose of a few pictures - pictures unidentified of people I don't know.  Other than that, after T&T make their choices, I will hold on to what is left and they can decide at that time what to do with it.

Tom, Terry, Jan, Dot and I will go to a hot dog place tomorrow for lunch.  It is at a mall in the south end so we will pick up Dot.  I understand it is like a deli so I suggested to Dot that she give her order to Tom, as will I also, to order because ordering is kind of chaotic.  Tom used to eat there when he was in college and seminary. 

I think I hear my bed calling me for a nap.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 05, 2016, 03:06:30 pm
I see Sasha has signed on so maybe she'll be back soon.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 03:23:59 pm
Hi Mary Ann
I left a welcoming note for Sasha.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 05, 2016, 03:33:15 pm
Quote from: Sandy on April 05, 2016, 11:16:39 am


And we end up having to pay and pay and pay because  they essentially  have a monopoly, 
which leaves us here in apartments,  with no chance to choose  a less costly way to have the
benefits of cable TV.

I can't help complaining... sorry...   Someday I may have to cut the cord.   
But I hope not for a long long while.

Otherwise,   EVERYTHING is GREAT!
Sandy
:crazy2:



You're right, of course, Sandy. Under the guise of breaking up the monopoly that was Ma Bell, the shysters unloaded these new demons on us. They promptly price-fixed our cable and landlines (cell phone prices are no better, in the main) and we have been captive to the new group of cooperative monopolies ever since.

The cord does have to be cut altogether, I believe. I now pay for HULU and Netflix, because cable has hundreds of channels of garbage. When I tried to pick and choose, i.e., get Basic Cable and add back what I wanted - remember the brief idea of a Menu driven cable, which was promptly shot down in Congress because the cable companies have such a strong lobby? - it would end up costing me almost as much as I pay now. I only got a tiny respite by dumping one premium channel and being forced to go with digital voice.

Larry, I just checked.  I have an MI424 Wireless Router (already out of date, according to Google) and get my phone, internet, and TV from it. That's why I find it odd that Comcast demands a modem in addition to a wireless router. But I thank you all for the info on buying a modem, rather than paying them the outrageous price of $10. a month.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 03:36:04 pm
Hi Deedee
How has your gone?

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 05, 2016, 04:42:08 pm
Quote from: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 03:36:04 pm
Hi Deedee
How has your gone?

Kelly


Sorry, Kelly? How has what gone?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Andie on April 05, 2016, 04:59:51 pm
I have been a busy gal today but I am now totally insured with a different company.  The house insurance is a bit more than the old policy but the savings on my auto insurance more than makes up the difference.  I had  second thoughts about what to tell the local independent agent because he was not the one to blame and I was so mad I didn't give him a chance to find another company for us. I did let them know that we had done business with State Auto for over 50 years and they showed me their idea of loyalty and so I was following suit and cancelling everything.  I feel so much better!!

Again, thank you for the advice and support.  I will send a letter to the Insurance Commission as some suggested.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 06:49:35 pm
Hi deedee
Sorry!

It should have read how has your day gone.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 06:52:14 pm
Hi Andie
Surely with being with State Auto for over 50 years, the one thing you deserve is loyalty.

Do companies not value customers the same these days.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 05, 2016, 07:17:36 pm
Quote from: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 06:49:35 pm
Hi deedee
Sorry!

It should have read how has your day gone.

kelly


No problem! Good. No snow, no shoveling, it's a good day. Hope yours has been a good one too.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 05, 2016, 07:31:58 pm
Hi deedee
A day in town this morning and then talking to neighbours later in the day.

kelly
Title: Re: WEATHER & TRAFFIC
Post by: MaryPage on April 05, 2016, 09:33:34 pm
You would not BELIEVE how cold it has become here in Annapolis!  We are to have a FREEZE tonight!  Brrrrrr!

I went to physical therapy today, and then to the medical supply place to pick up my second pair of $78 socks that were on backorder.  Then we got caught up in a horrific traffic jam, because a FUEL truck had somehow gotten completely overturned at a big intersection we normally drive through to get home.  And it was leaking fuel.  And lines and lines of cars were driving every which way to try to find their way SOME where.  We, Chip & I, just wanted rather desperately to get HOME!  So Chip went up this street and down that, hoping to find a way.  It took ages, but he finally did.  We came out just on the Other side of the mess and sprinted for home.  Yay!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 06, 2016, 09:50:10 am
Hi everyone.  It is another cool 45 degree, sunny and calm morning but we should get to 70 degrees this afternoon.  We have to do a bit of grocery shopping today as this evening my sister and BIL will arrive. It will be after the dinner hour so we may have a big lunch out while we are shopping so dinner can be a light one.  I had an email from her yesterday saying they were having a great time in  Gatlinburg, Tennessee and they certainly have had nice weather. Don't be concerned about my not posting the next couple of days as want to spend as much time as possible with our visitors. I will just have to play it by ear.

Kelly, I have never heard of a TV license. 




Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 06, 2016, 10:38:59 am
I couldn't get on earlier this morning, but after doing other things and getting ready for the day, I got on.  I think today is to be nice, however, we're not into warmer weather yet.  At 10:30, our temp is 35 degrees. 

Today Tom, Terry, Jan, Dot and I will have lunch at a hot dog place.  If available, I'll have a couple of chili dogs.  I understand it is a deli-style establishment so I will give my money and order to Tom and let him take the punishment. 

Dot has brought a couple of boxes full of Norm's stuff and I am going to list them so Tom and Terry can pick what they might want for memories of their dad.  I will keep what they don't want and they can do with it what they want when I am no longer here.  I will dispose of some pictures of people I don't recognize and some loose scenery pictures.  I went through a scrapbook yesterday and you would not believe how thin Norm was in his youth!

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 06, 2016, 11:48:50 am
Quote from: larryhanna on April 06, 2016, 09:50:10 am


Kelly, I have never heard of a TV license.


Larry, I had never heard of a TV licence until quite a few years ago, and got into an Ugly American back and forth on a British television site.

Seems Auntie Beeb (BBC) - btw, correct me if I am wrong, those in the know - has managed to charge those with a television a yearly fee..................just to have a television in their houses. The BBC is commercial free, so imagine our PBS channels charging us to watch their channels, on top of the price we pay for cable? Yes, the Brits have to pay for cable and pay a yearly licence. It's explained below, and I couldn't believe anyone would agree to it.

The BBC makes millions and millions from these fees, and as you'll read, there's collusion between the government and the BBC, no surprise. After all, our politicians are paid off by the cable television lobbyists. Enjoy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licensing_in_the_United_Kingdom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licensing_in_the_United_Kingdom)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 06, 2016, 12:14:56 pm
Deedee - WOW :)  In April, 2010, by today's pounds to dollars conversion,  the fee would have been $207 yearly to watch in color or $69 in black and white, plus the cost of cable.

Mary     
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 06, 2016, 12:15:15 pm
Hi Larry
in the UK the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) charge a yearly fee to watch all their TV Channels.

We know it as a Television Licence.

And if you don't have one and are caught watching the BBC channels without the Licence you will be fined.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 06, 2016, 12:20:35 pm
Hi deedee
A colour TV licence is £145 or $205

And if you want a black and white licence they cost £49.50 or £69

Not certain there is collusion between the BBC and the Government, as they do not always see eye to eye.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 06, 2016, 12:31:59 pm
Kelly, I've known about the license fee for TVs for a long, long time. Just now, I am wondering if that is a yearly license or a once and done fee?
Title: Re: AN ANNUAL TAX
Post by: MaryPage on April 06, 2016, 12:36:09 pm
Kelly referred to it several posts back as a yearly thing.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 06, 2016, 12:37:58 pm
Ah, thank you MaryPage, I skim back over the older posts, but must have missed it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 06, 2016, 12:42:48 pm
Hi MarsGal
But then to have digital channels we use in the UK mainly a company called Sky.

I pay for that about £83 or $117 a month

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 06, 2016, 12:54:58 pm
Quote from: Kelly on April 06, 2016, 12:42:48 pm
Hi MarsGal
But then to have digital channels we use in the UK mainly a company called Sky.

I pay for that about £83 or $117 a month

Kelly


Really? Ewww. Did you know Rupert Murdoch owns 39% of Sky?

So there isn't any Verizon in Europe? I'm surprised. I'd have thought those crooks would have branched out globally.

Yes, MaryPage, it's a yearly fee. They had until now allowed those over the age of 75 to cease paying, but according to Wikipedia, they're re-evaluating that. People living too long, I guess, and Auntie Beeb IS greedy.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 06, 2016, 02:09:40 pm
Hi deedee
Yes not a fan of Rupert Murdoch at all, but if we in the UK and Isle of Man want the best choice of programmes we have to pay for it.

There is Freeview, but nowhere near the choice Sky has.

No Verizon

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 06, 2016, 02:34:09 pm
Idem here.  You have to pay to see anything.  We can connect to Sky - for an extra fee of course.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: maryde on April 06, 2016, 02:47:30 pm
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, Well its 6.30am here as I type.  Just passing through today, its been an unusually busy week, nothing exciting but since the weather was mostly fine it was nice to get out a bit.  I was cheered to get your messages and wish I had been sensible enough to make notes.    Think the days when I just remembered each of them are mostly over although I do remember some but that's not good enough because I don't want to offend anyone.   I promise to do better next time!   
Mary   
NB  We used to have TV and Radio licences for new appliances ages ago, lots of people circumvented paying by buying secondhand sets...and the powers-that-be gave in.    Love your flag Kelly, different.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 06, 2016, 03:34:46 pm
Hi maryde
We like our flag also!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: maryde on April 07, 2016, 03:02:12 am
KELLY    from a newbie to a hero, how did you manage that?   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 07, 2016, 03:25:02 am
maryde, by being prolific ha ha ha
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: maryde on April 07, 2016, 04:08:45 am
BUBBLE   Doesn't 'prolific' mean something like producing freely, in abundance?  Now I remember, didn't  I read that he is a gardener, obviously he has fertile fingers on his keyboard too.    :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 07, 2016, 04:37:11 am
ha ha ha good one, maryde!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 07, 2016, 05:55:35 am
Hi maryde
All done by voice recognition as fingers not able to type.

I think not fertile fingers, but I can talk and talk and talk!

Oh have I sent everyone to sleep!

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 07, 2016, 08:35:15 am
Hi everyone.  While the household is arising this morning I have a couple of minutes to stop by and say good morning, or good afternoon, whichever is appropriate.  My sister and brother-in-law arrived before we were expecting them.  We had gone out to a late lunch after 2 pm as my sister had indicated they would not be here for the evening meal.  They called just as we were leaving the restaurant and still had to make a trip to the supermarket saying they were near our house but their GPS had quit working and needed a few instructions.  I told them how to find the house and that we would be awhile before we got home.  I called Scott and he went on out to the house so they could get in but in the meantime I had told them of the Greenway walking trail that has access from our cul-de-sac and they are both walker so took advantage of the time to have a nice walk and by the time they got back Scott was here.  They didn´t want dinner as had eaten a very late mid-afternoon lunch so we all ended up having some homemade pound cake with fresh strawberries and a scoop of ice cream.  We had a nice evening of visiting.  We have no fixed schedule for the next two days other than staying away from Augusta due to the MasterÅ› traffic.  We will likely go to Ruby TuesdayÅ› for a late lunch today and then have a light supper.  They will be with us until Saturday morning. 

I was able to read all of the postings from my phone this morning before arising.  Just glad to see all of the postings and hope all have a good day.  We had some heavy rain during the night but it is bright and sunny this morning and will get into the mid-70Å› this afternoon so should be a very nice day.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 07, 2016, 08:40:29 am
Hi Larry
Have a lovely time with your family today.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 07, 2016, 12:14:33 pm
Kelly.  I notice that you have over 780 posting since we started only a little over a week.

Have you been to bed yet?  That is a Record....
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on April 07, 2016, 12:19:33 pm
Kelly does a new post for each person he writes to. We use one post, but post the names of each person we speak to. Kelly says "Hello" or Hi or How are you. and that is posted.He has done that ever since he joined us. Clever, correct Kelly ?????
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 07, 2016, 01:02:29 pm
 :) Good Morning everyone!

I noticed yesterday that the light had changed from Spring to Summer with that haze in the sky and the budding on our trees. We are told it will continue to be warmer throughout the next couple of weeks and folks are back out walking and playing and working, all enjoying the sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Enjoy your day!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 07, 2016, 01:04:26 pm
I hope you too can enjoy the caress of the sun and breathe the clean air of summer.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 07, 2016, 01:39:44 pm
Hi June
I prefer a post to everyone and not on a list of names.

With someone taking the time to post to me, the least i can do is reply to them on a one to one message.

Regarding Hi or Hello it is the greeting I prefer as it is the way I post, been doing that since I started email many years ago.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 07, 2016, 04:05:39 pm
We are supposed to get up to 81 degrees today, somehow I doubt that.  Tisafter 1 now and only 67 degrees.

Hope you all have a good day.  Hugs all around,
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 07, 2016, 04:17:35 pm
Hi WesternJoan
Much hotter where you live than here!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 07, 2016, 05:51:47 pm
Hi Kelly, we have hot Summers and cold Winters.  A bit different from where I grew up.  <San Francisco, CA>
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 07, 2016, 07:01:14 pm
Hi WesternJoan
Thanks for the information.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 07, 2016, 08:15:05 pm
Well, surprised me.... We got up to 83 at 5 p.m.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 07, 2016, 08:17:15 pm
We got up to 48F or 9C at 3.0pm!

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 07, 2016, 10:46:09 pm
Just a quick "hello" since I haven't posted for awhile.

I had one of my front teeth extracted Monday (the one that broke off at the gum line) and the implant inserted. It went well for the most part but still have a lot of soreness and some aching today. I could probably remedy that but I don't like taking a lot of pills.

June - Hope your stomach doesn't give you any problems tonight.

Larry - Enjoy your visit with your sister.  Your son must enjoy having you live nearby, especially since he's alone now.

Mary de - How nice to see you posting! One of my favorite memories of SeniorNet is getting to meet you and John in person after all our IM chats. Would never have thought at that time that we'd actually meet when we lived a world apart!

Kelly - I was also wondering about the TV license and see that you've answered that.

We will be changing to another TV, computer and phone service. I can't remember the name of the one my husband chose. It's less money than we pay for Comcast and Comcast just had another price hike!  :o

We're having beautiful weather here in Florida. My son called the other night (from Vermont) and they woke up to 5º in the morning. Another good reason to stay where we are!

Good night everyone!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 08, 2016, 03:02:45 am
I hope no one here is planning a cruise to the Caribbean Islands:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/st-lucia-confirms-first-two-cases-zika-says-210813666.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/st-lucia-confirms-first-two-cases-zika-says-210813666.html)

There is still so much unknown about that virus. I can't believe the danger is only for pregnant women.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 05:36:06 am
Hi Beverly
Sorry to hear about you needing an extraction.

Kelly



Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 05:38:29 am
Hi Bubble
With a virus like Zika it does make people look at holiday destinations again.  And of course with problems in some countries that means holidaying is not as safe as it was.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 08, 2016, 07:21:04 am
You have nothing to worry, over there.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 08, 2016, 07:23:54 am
Here is the CDC website on the Zika virus http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

The WHO website with a map-timeline of Zika's origins and spread. The first large outbreak occurred in 2007 in the South Pacific.
http://www.who.int/emergencies/zika-virus/timeline/en/
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 07:40:42 am
Hi Bubble
But I like to travel.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 08, 2016, 08:27:22 am
They say Zika is not as bad as is being reported.  Even said that some pregnant ladies get it and it never affects the child.  Also that many have it and never know it.

We have had several cases here in San Antonio, another benefit from South of the border.  They are now gearing up to fight mosquitoes which will be showing up shortly, along with the warm weather.

Everyone have a good day
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 08, 2016, 08:38:11 am
Hi everyone.  We had a very pleasant day with our company yesterday and they will be with us again today.  We did go to Ruby Tuesdays for a late afternoon meal and then had a nice evening of playing the card game Hearts.  We did show them our big town of North Augusta with is two short business streets and a few other places like going by our church, which is on the main street right before downtown as is the big Baptist Church.  My BIL is going to go to LoweÅ› with me this morning to help me get some potting soil to my back yard as we want to try some container gardening in some 5 gallon buckets.  We will try one tomato plant and perhaps some herbs as well as some flowers for the two ceramic containers we have. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 08, 2016, 09:54:56 am
Quote from: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 07:40:42 am
Hi Bubble
But I like to travel.

Kelly


And you are right to worry, Kelly. What they say means nothing. THEY lie.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2016, 10:29:25 am
Good Morning Everyone,
from the cool but sunny, 
Rocky Coast of Maine.   

"Cool" is relative,  and for me here
today I am talking in the low 50's. 
It is very nice to see the sun shinning
in my Windows to the World.   

I am thoroughly enjoying
"The Masters"  PGA Golf,  which
is on for most of the day.   
Much better then trying to
ignore the nasty political programs..

So "The Masters"  is a relief for me!!

I don't know if I mentioned this,
(probably did),  my Grand Mothers
name was "Augusta Godfrey Akerley" ... but
everyone called her "Gus" .. 
I kinda like that 

I hope that everyone has a very
good day,  today. 

Sandy
Title: Re: AUGUSTA
Post by: MaryPage on April 08, 2016, 11:10:08 am
I love it, Sandy Dapph!

My GREAT grandmother was Augusta Virginia, and one of my father's sisters was named for her, but always called Virginia or Ginny.  That great grandmother was not called Augusta in the family, but was Jenny, until she became Lady Jane.  She had 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, of whom I was one.  We all called her Lady Jane.  And we all feel sorry for the family members who never knew her.  What a loss!  Well, she knew 3 of mine when they were little and before she left us at age 96.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2016, 11:22:56 am
We had an Augusta,  Blanche, Lucretia, Ethel, Bernadine,  Ernestine, Mellon,  ...  and on and on and on...

Old names.    Don't hear many of those any longer. 

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 08, 2016, 11:33:31 am
Sandy, the Masters is my favorite tournament.  Just looking at the course is worth the time to "look".  I wish it came on earlier than 2 our time.  It did for a couple of years. 

I heard that after the Masters the course is closed for the remainder of the season because of heat and high humidity, but don't hold me to that.  Larry may know for sure.  I often wonder how the caddies can stand to wear those long sleeved overalls. I used to play golf with a couple of guys that went to the Masters every year.  They, like Larry said, rented a house for the week.  Must be nice.



Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 08, 2016, 11:48:13 am
I keep looking for GRIPES under Politics which is where it used to reside.  Did they put it elsewhere?  Anyone know?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 08, 2016, 11:54:23 am
wjoan :

Soap Box Corner

This is the place for Political Opinion and other topics of similar controversial nature where good debate is healthy. So, climb up onto your Soap Box but remember to be mannerly!
Title: Re: NAMES
Post by: MaryPage on April 08, 2016, 11:54:58 am
Sandy Dapph, of those names you list, my family can only claim the Augusta in common. 

My great grandmother was the 4th of seven famously lovely sisters.  They were Laura, Amanda, Almira (Allie), Augusta (Jenny, and later Lady Jane), Irone (Pussy Willow), Elizabeth (Bessie) and Abigail (Abbie).  Yes, that is Irone and not Irene.  I do so love the old names.  And I shudder to hear what so many baby girls are laden with these days.  Ah so;  I expect every older generation has suffered thusly, while the little girls manage to thrive despite the burdens their names bestow!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 12:07:20 pm
Hi Bubble
I sold my soap box

:)

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2016, 12:57:33 pm
ESPN  has the Masters on here starting about
9 EST ...     

I love it too,  Hal...   

I use to play golf,  but the best part was
getting out and walking around beautiful green, lush,
golf courses...  Even here in the Summer in the North East,
of course,  Winter and Early Spring Golfing could easily
get snowed out!

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 08, 2016, 01:13:45 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 02:05:25 pm
Hi Sandy
Trying to cut down on watching to much TV

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 08, 2016, 02:50:26 pm
We are having a nice steady rain this morning. It will help bring out the hidden green and relieve all the wispy dust lying about so it is doubly welcome! Although it is expected to be a cooler day.

We have had many, many Elizabeths in our family. Either Eliza. Betsy, Lizbeth or Lizzie. We also have Jane, Mary, Marie and Miriam. These seem to run in each generation. Esther, Georgianna, Dorcie, Sarah, Rebekah and Rebecca; Julia, Penelope, Kezia, Rachel, Helen, Keziah, Belle, Louisa and Violet. These are the names that according to my great uncle and my cousin's genealogy attempts go back to 1830. Evidently, with a few exceptions, we look to the past for feminine names.

Looking at the family photos, photos of daguerreotypes, cabinet cards and tintype, I would say that the women in our family were not always at their best by today's standards in the hairstyles they chose. But that is also due to the usual woes of being a farmer's wife and the spread of several children in each family grouping.

I do not have a TV or the interest in sports unless I am physically watching a game, but all the parents and some women & men in our family were. Football, hockey, softball, soccer, and yes golf or "golf scrambles" reigned supreme and were sacred to some participants. I do know that some play here commonly in winter using orange balls against the white.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 08, 2016, 03:13:57 pm
I've always regretted not naming one of my girls Allie. My great-aunt, who was like a grandmother to me, was childless. Her name was Alice Elizabeth and she was called Allie. My mother's parents were born in Canada. My grandfather was Alphonso and his sisters were Alphonsine and Philemon.  ::) My mother was one of 16. Her name was Etta Ottoline and she hated it with a passion! A couple of her brothers were Cyrille and Noel. The rest were fairly common names for the day. I tried to avoid having my childrens' initials spell anything. My father was Chester Upton Parkman (CUP)

Sandy - The names you mentioned sound like they could also be French. (Not unusual for northern New England!)

Joan - If there isn't a GRIPES discussion, I'm sure someone will add one for you. (I could use one........feeling out of sorts nursing this sore mouth!)  Can't wait to get the stitches removed. (edit) I see that Jeanne Lee has already done it!

SoPBubble - I like your "bubble" avatar.  :)

I've spent way too much time on the computer today. Time to think about dinner.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 08, 2016, 03:19:24 pm
Beverly, that is how I feel most of the time: very bubbbly and soaring happily.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 08, 2016, 03:23:32 pm
Bubble - And your face shows it! We should all be more like you.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2016, 03:27:41 pm
To the best of my knowledge, 
my ancestors came from Scotland/Wales/ and
England.     Not that a little French Canadian didn't
slip in there...  or Native American.    :thumbup:

I would love to have my DNA checked to see
where that might lead.   

I think that we all might be surprised  what DNA
might show up.      I am contemplating that
sometime in the future.

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: maryde on April 08, 2016, 03:34:52 pm
HI EVERYONE, woke early, chill in the air.  Uys only 14C, brr.  It is supposed to improve to 21C later but its grey outside.  Time for another layer of bedding just as most of you are probably taking one off.

BEVERLY Sorry about that tooth, hope its feeling a bit better when you wake up today.

BEVERLY and JOHANN it was so special meeting you both in different hemispheres, never thought I would meet you so far away in Williamsport BEVERLY and JOHANN it was wonderful to see you locally in Auckland.  Never know what fate has in store but likely my travelling days are over for a long while thought I do feel lucky to have so many stored memories.     Don't have time to re-read all those posts but do remember smiling when LARRY HANNA said Hello SANDY too and some others have slipped my mind, find that happens when I get stressed. Apologies .  Does it happen to you?

Re that horrid Zika virus, I noticed a media warning that men should also beware for the next 3 months if they have possibly been exposed as there seems evidence that they can pass it on...with all the travelers these days,  no one is really safe.  What do you think about Rio, its not far away, the Games I mean.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 03:50:44 pm
Hi  Beverly
I realised today with chores outstanding around the home that I have been on the computer too much.

So need to reduce my time on the PC or Smartphone.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: maryde on April 08, 2016, 03:53:34 pm
Interested in the family history/DNA discussion.  I am sure there could be surprises.         I started learning about my family because I realised I knew nothing about my Grandmother Ethel Jane.  She died when my mother was only 4 years old so its all a long time ago.  I have a few little keepsakes including a small oil 1890's painting given to Ethel by the artist and passed to  me by my mother who felt it was her family  'heirloom'.     My papers are in a bit of a mess right now but its my objective to continue my genealogy over the Winter.  I am much more interested about learning about the 'flesh' on the bones rather than the skeleton...
Title: Re: MORE ABOUT NAMES
Post by: MaryPage on April 08, 2016, 05:01:41 pm
Beverly, daughter Debi's best friend since college, who is like a daughter to me, just became a grandmother for the first time and the little girl is named Etta. 

I had never known of an Etta before, albeit I have known Henriettas who were called Etta or just plain Et.  In fact, one of my great aunts was Aunt Et, and her name was Henrietta.  But this adorable girl child is just Etta.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 08, 2016, 05:06:53 pm
Quote from: Beverly on April 08, 2016, 03:23:32 pm
Bubble - And your face shows it! We should all be more like you.  :thumbup:


Why? Without the recalcitrant misanthropes, the happy bubbly folk would not be appreciated as much as they are.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2016, 05:16:57 pm
I only know one Etta...
A very popular singer,   Etta James..



Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Marilyne on April 08, 2016, 05:20:08 pm
Ella, Emma and Etta, are three very popular baby names here in California.  I'm not fond of any of them, but they're far better than some of the new names that young parents are coming up with.  The flower names are also returning . . . Iris, Violet, Rosemary, et al.  Very pretty I think.   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 08, 2016, 05:31:36 pm
It seems to be that a lot of name get shortened. I never liked that and so picked for my girls short ones.  Susan Marie and Julie Anne.  I had 2 aunts with Marie and my mother Anne.
My name is  Jeanne  which is Jenny my Godmother and Anne my mum.

Every one I know seems to now have diff. name.  A Richard goes by Dick. Charles they shorten. William is Bill. Things like that.  Women names even worse.  It was that the Church would only Baptize  in full names.   You couldn't use a made up name. In US seems you can call them anything.  Now I know young people where the short names can be used from the Start.  Billy, Timmy. Maggie . says them on their birth certificates.

Maybe cute when they are babies but not when grown ups.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 08, 2016, 05:40:15 pm
We have an assortment of names in our family, both male and female - Judith, several Marys, Susan, Eliza, Margaret, Catherine, Florence, Vera, Henry (four of them) two Lemuels, Homer, William, Andrew, Norman, Grover, Christian, Hans.  My mother's name was Merle and the story is that she was named by her father (Andrew) who was dying of typhoid fever.  Mother was born November 27 and my grandfather died Christmas Eve after she was born.  I only knew my dad's mother, Emma, whose mother's name was Anna Dorothea Caroline (called Caroline or Line).  I was named for a grandmother, great-grandmother and great aunt.  Norm was named for my dad.  Tom's kids have family middle names and Terry's kids both have Lancaster as their middle name (Jan's family name).  I have had my DNA checked and I am mostly Scandinavian and English - and I knew that.

I am watching the Masters.  Tom Watson has just finished and I don't know what is going on because I've had my TV on mute, but I take it this is Tom's last Masters, maybe major tour.  I'm having trouble patting my head and rubbing my stomach at the same time!

It has been a nice day here today, but cool, with the temperature around 35 degrees.  But the sun has been shining!!!

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 08, 2016, 08:24:19 pm
I remember Etta Sue from Seniornet.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 08, 2016, 08:42:36 pm
Because I did not have a nickname, I like them.  I mean nicknames derived from the given name, not something like "Skinny" for a thin person.  We had Timothy, Thomas and Terrance and they became Tim, Tom and Terry - or the three Ts.  Geoffrey is now Geoff, James is Jamie (sometimes but usually James - not Jim), Catherine (Annie) is Cate.  I guess there's not much you can do with Erin and Paula.  Dad was Norman but young Norman was Norm.  A woman at church calls me Mare but I am not Mary; I am Mary Ann.  My mother was Merle and you can't do a thing with that.

I think we're having more snow tonight but it was the kind it was hard to see.  The temp is 32 degrees so just right for snow, possibly ice.  Tom is out tonight so I hope it stays as snow.  He is an excellent driver.

Patricia, one time on the way to Indianapolis, I stopped to see Etta Sue.  She lived not far off the state highway I took.  We had a very nice visit. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 08, 2016, 08:50:32 pm
Time to retire

Goodnight Everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 08, 2016, 08:57:37 pm
MaryPage - I suggested once that I'd like to name my daughter Marietta or Lauretta (after my favorite aunt, Laura, and my Mom). Her response? "Over my dead body!" I didn't bring it up again.  :) She would have gotten along famously with P. Roe!

Jeanne P. - I'm not fond of nicknames either. I have been called "Betty" by my relatives (except for my mother) and childhood friends all my life. (Thanks to an uncle who dubbed me Betty Boop when I was a baby.) When I was 18 I decided to reclaim my real name and to everyone I've met since, I'm Beverly. It's spelled Beverley on my birth certificate.

Marilyne - A lot of old names are being recycled. Better than the flower children names.......I knew a little girl named Dandelion.  :)

Funny how our names are so important to us.....

Deedee - You have a point!

Title: Re: MARIETTA
Post by: MaryPage on April 08, 2016, 10:11:28 pm
Oh, and I just ADORE the name Marietta!  First of all, I lived in a country house named Marietta once.  And then there is that wonderful operetta Naughty Marietta!  I never tire of seeing that, or hearing the music from it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 09, 2016, 03:06:04 am
Quote from: deedee on April 08, 2016, 05:06:53 pm
Quote from: Beverly on April 08, 2016, 03:23:32 pm
Bubble - And your face shows it! We should all be more like you.  :thumbup:


Why? Without the recalcitrant misanthropes, the happy bubbly folk would not be appreciated as much as they are.


deedee, thanks for letting me realize I should be less bothered by those grumpy characters!  Life is too precious for that and its outlook not depend on sourpusses :)

Thanks beverly for your  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 09, 2016, 06:25:44 am
Good morning everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 09, 2016, 06:39:25 am
Morning, everyone!

It is snowing here. We are to get between 3-5 inches today, or 1-2 depending on who you listen to.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 09, 2016, 06:43:16 am
Good morning MarsGal

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 09, 2016, 09:43:08 am
We have a white world again today but the sun is shining.  We are at 25 degrees but it was 21 when I got up at 5:30 am.  I've showered and washed my hair and now I am drying off.  It is hard for me to reach my back, so I put my housecoat back on over clothes that cover my lower part and come to the computer for a half hour or so. 

I really am not awake yet, so I'll come back later.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 09, 2016, 11:20:32 am
Hi everyone. It is a beautiful but bit chilly morning here in South Carolina.  We had some brisk winds yesterday and they are starting up again this morning, which effects the golfers at the Master's Tourney.  Unfortunately, most of the beautiful flowers we see at the Master's have already bloomed and gone but the course is still magnificent. I will be watching it this afternoon and the final day tomorrow.  Our company left about 9:15 this morning and plan on taking a few days on their return journey back to their home in Northern Iowa.  This was a very laid back visit and we ate out the big meals and had very simple breakfasts.  Both my sister and my brother-in-law are very thin and really don't eat much.  We did play some Spades the last two evenings and they helped Pat with her 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. 

Yesterday my BIL went with me to Walmart and I bought some planting soil and two large planters for the back porch plus a tomato plant.  We will put the tomato plant in one of the planters and we are going to put herbs in the other.  The plantings will be up high enough that we won't have to bend over very far to tend to them.  This morning I went Lowe's as forgot to get the rocks for the bottom of the planters and I also got three beautiful New Guinea Impatiens plants for our front porch.  So now I can look out my office window again at the beautiful blooms and the two low planters that had these tiny bushes that died over the window each have a blooming Impatiens plant in them.  We will have a quiet rest of the day. 

Sandy, I am also enjoying the Master's and expect it will rekindle my interest in watching the weekly golf tourney's throughout the season. 

Interesting discussions about the names of our aunts and close relatives.  One of grandmothers was Carrie Ellen and another Maude.  There are some beautiful old names.

Hal, I don't know the answer to whether the Master's course is closed until the next tournament but I rather doubt it.  Only members and invited guests are allowed to play the course.  I don't know whether there is another course their that they can plan on if the main course were to be closed.  The tournament is a very big money maker for the community and for the Augusta Country Club.  Our housekeeper told Pat that people who rent the big houses for the week often have a housekeeper service as well and that she had done that for a year or more but the pay was so low and they had to be there for 7 or 8 hours a day that it wasn't worth the $50 she was paid a day. 

Patricia, it sounds like the rain is appreciated up your way.  I tried golf in my early 20's and didn't care for it and have never played since.  However, I like watching it and most sports. People golf around here the year round.  I also remember Etta Sue from SN and then she was an active participant on the Christian Photography website for a long time but dropped that sometime ago. 

Bubble, your postings are always so positive and you are certainly an inspiration.  This is not to imply that the others who post are not also positive. 

You all in the NE are reverting back to winter temps.  Nice to know it won't last long at this time of year. 

deAngel, you are certainly not alone in having things slip your mind.  That may be God's way of having we seniors have to get more steps in a day as we go back to where we went to get what we forget to pick up while we were there.  Hope that makes sense. 

Kelly, hope you don't cut too much time from your time on the PC or Smartphone.  Those choirs can usually wait a bit.  :)

Mary Ann, this was Tom Watson's 43rd and last time to play a major tourney.  He had won at the Master's twice year ago.  I heard him being interviewed on the radio this morning and he said he will not play against the "youngsters" again but will be playing with the old timers that play on the shorter courses.  He has always been a classy fellow and obviously very well liked by all. 





Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 09, 2016, 11:38:03 am
Hi Larry
I have cut my time during the day on the PC and smartphone by quite a bit. 

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 09, 2016, 11:38:47 am
Larry, I did check and it does close on 1 May each year and doesn't reopen until October.

http://amarillo.com/stories/2010/04/08/gol_golf2.shtml#.VwkhnHruadY (http://amarillo.com/stories/2010/04/08/gol_golf2.shtml#.VwkhnHruadY)

Also:

Mary Ann, this was Tom Watson's 43rd and last time to play a major tourney.  He had won at the Master's twice year ago.  I heard him being interviewed on the radio this morning and he said he will not play against the "youngsters" again but will be playing with the old timers that play on the shorter courses.  He has always been a classy fellow and obviously very well liked by all.

Tom is a gentlemen in every sense of the word.  I worked as a volunteer here for a few years at the Seniors tournament when Tom Watson was playing and he was friendly and polite to all the gallery.  Always with a smile.  Some of the other players were real jerks.   I loved to see him play.


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 09, 2016, 11:43:13 am
Larry and Hal, last year Tom Watson "retired" from the tour at St Andrews in Scotland (forget the tour name) and at that time said it was too much to walk the courses now.  When I look at the overhead shots of any of the courses, they must walk miles each round of 18 holes.  No wonder most of the golfers are young and thin.  I never played golf, but about three or four years ago got to watching it on TV, probably because there was nothing else on to interest me!  Anyway, it is interesting to watch the players line up their shots and make sure no blade of grass is in the wrong place.  It amazes me when someone is in a bunker how often their shot out comes so close to the flag.  Norm played occasionally when young, but I think it had to do with the car business - customers and co-workers. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: SCFSue on April 09, 2016, 12:35:04 pm
I've played golf since I was in college in the 50's and I'm still a lousy golfer.  I took lessons several times and once after retirement went to a Golfing Elderhostel with my late husband.  The pro (actually several) gave us lessons and critiquing our swings, approach, putting, etc.  As many others have told me, I have a great swing--but I don't put enough into it and my tee shots just don't go very far.  At the bottom of my swing, I just seem to fade away.  However, my hubby loved to play, so I'd go with him when his buddies couldn't play.  It took me lots of nice, straight shots to get to the green while he got there very quickly.  He used the time I putzed around to walk along the rough and find golf balls!  He played on Mondays and Fridays with his golf buddies from church.  When his cancer returned the second time, they wanted him to continue to play, but he had no energy and wasn't able to do that.

He loved to watch the pro's, too, especially on Sundays during the last day of tournaments.  I sat in the den with him and read a book!

Sue
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 09, 2016, 12:44:09 pm
Quote from: larryhanna on April 09, 2016, 11:20:32 am
Bubble, your postings are always so positive and you are certainly an inspiration.  This is not to imply that the others who post are not also positive. 
 

Thank you LarryHanna.  My Motto is "one day at a time and always with a smile"
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 09, 2016, 01:23:00 pm
Gee, all this snow and we are having temps in the 80's.  Someone should  have a chat with Mother Nature.   :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 09, 2016, 01:43:57 pm
Joan, I think Mother Nature has her calendar mixed up; she is just prolonging each season.  Pretty soon we'll have snow in the summer and bright sun in the winter.  Horrible thought.

SueSCF, I especially like to watch golf on Sundays, the last days of the tours.  The games are usually quite close and often there is a playoff.  I don't have a favorite player, but I do like the young crop of players.  And it doesn't matter which country they're from. 

Tom has just left to visit a long-time friend in Charlotte MI, about 100 miles from here.  He'll be back late tonight.  I told him how I used to get to Charlotte when driving to Indianapolis and he said he liked to take the back roads.  I might, too, if Charlotte was my destination, but going to Indy, I had much further to go.  That was before I started taking State roads to get there.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 09, 2016, 01:50:59 pm
 :) Good Morning all! Another chilly morning going up warmer through the afternoon and evening.

Larry, Etta Sue is a fixture on Facebook and has a new boyfriend so she has been posting some photos and talks about their adventures. I am so happy for her!

Our springs are different than the lower 48 states as we have so little moisture or humidity here. After the snow melts, there is a period of a week, sometimes two, when everything is brown or grey. Then we will get two or three days of steady rain and then all is budding out. The brown all gets a green tinge and suddenly within a few short hours, everything is green and unfurled. We are in the rain part of the process.

I am so glad to see new and old members and that those are reaching out and checking out and posting in new to them discussions and bringing fresh air and new ideas to older members and posters. Now that was either convoluted or run on...I'm not sure which but I hope understandable!

Anyway I'm off to pick up a few items and out to lunch with Tamra who has returned from the Ukraine. Unfortunately, her father has died from a long time of ill health and her youngest son remains missing.

I hope everyone is having a good day and that it gets better!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 09, 2016, 02:28:23 pm
Gee Mary Ann I sure hope not.  LOL
Title: Re: DUE FOR A FLIP
Post by: MaryPage on April 09, 2016, 03:25:13 pm
I wonder if a flipping of the seasons will come with the flipping of the magnetic poles?  Would love to know!

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/get-ready-for-earths-magnetic-field-to-flip-upside-down
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 09, 2016, 04:15:59 pm
Perhaps we all should get ready for a
"Flipping Good Time" !!   
(giggle)

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL
Post by: MaryPage on April 09, 2016, 07:32:36 pm
Is anyone besides me old enough to remember America's Poor Little Rich Girl?  That is what the newspapers and radio news announcers always called her.  For any of you near my age, the name Gloria Vanderbilt will immediately come to mind.  Unless, of course, you suffer a Senior Moment, as I too often do.

Well, if you have HBO, you can watch a biography/documentary tonight at nine until eleven.  NOTHING LEFT UNSAID.  She is Still Alive!  And looking better than I did at sixty, although I think she is ninety one or two.  Anderson Cooper, her remaining son, made it with her.  Fascinating to me.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 09, 2016, 07:34:35 pm
I love Anderson...  He seems to
have a good relationship with his Mom...  :thumbup:

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: YOU BETCHA'!
Post by: MaryPage on April 09, 2016, 07:52:51 pm
The relationship comes off as entirely genuine, but I tell you what:  if you stood to inherit bazillions, you could/would have a fabulous relationship with ANYone!  You betcha'!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 09, 2016, 08:44:15 pm
I don't subscribe to HBO so I can't watch that program and I'd like to.  MaryPage, I read not too long ago that Anderson Cooper will not inherit Vanderbilt money.  I don't remember the reason why and he doesn't seem to mind because I guess he has enough of his own.

Mary Ann 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 09, 2016, 09:04:02 pm
Goodnight Everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 10, 2016, 06:20:56 am
I remember a book came out about Gloria Vanderbilt but I never read it. Biogaphies, especially of the rich or the entainers have never been my thing. I did not know Anderso Cooper is her son. I didn't have the TV on last night, so I missed it. HBO is sure to run it again, shortly.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 10, 2016, 06:56:00 am
Quote from: Mary Ann on April 09, 2016, 08:44:15 pm
I don't subscribe to HBO so I can't watch that program and I'd like to.  MaryPage, I read not too long ago that Anderson Cooper will not inherit Vanderbilt money.  I don't remember the reason why and he doesn't seem to mind because I guess he has enough of his own.

Mary Ann 



MaryAnn, I can't find a good reason or even a believable one why he isn't inheriting her money, since his brothers are. Not like any sibling I know. I found this, but it sounds like no one really knows the answer.

http://thetrustadvisor.com/featured/cnns-anderson-cooper-disinherited-from-200-million-vanderbilt-estate (http://thetrustadvisor.com/featured/cnns-anderson-cooper-disinherited-from-200-million-vanderbilt-estate)

I had a knockoff 'wrap' dress that she made a billion on, that I wore in the 1970s. I also wore jeans with her name on it - bless her heart, she was one of the first to move jobs out of this country.

I have to say, her plastic surgery is one of THE best I've ever seen. I was agog seeing her in a clip on CNN from the movie.
Title: Re:GLORIA
Post by: MaryPage on April 10, 2016, 09:01:34 am
I watched it and was utterly fascinated.  Truly.  And mind you, I am one who is contemptuous of those who spend all their time following the rich and/or famous.  I could care less, and never watch or listen to such programming or read the books or magazines.
The reasons for my interest were two:  one that she was a vivid memory of my very young childhood, as it was perfectly true that her saga was a sensation back then.  And two, I had seen the preview shots on a news program and could not believe how she looks.
Well, it is true.  She looks YOUNGER THAN ANDERSON!  And Anderson (who makes 11m a year and does not need her money) is the 4th and last of her sons.
I liked her.  She is nothing at all like me, but I liked her.  I think she is totally honest.  And she WAS a poor little rich girl.  No doubt about it.  Viva Gloria!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 10, 2016, 09:19:16 am
Hi everyone. It got rather chilly here last night getting down to 39 degrees at 7 am but is now warming up a bit.  I am not sure how comfortable the people at the golf course watching the Master's have been this week.  Today should be better as I don't think we will have the gusty and steady winds of the last couple of days.  I doubt we will make it to Sunday School on time this morning but better late than never.  I did fix her some fruit and some scrambled eggs with ham and cheese to help her conserve her energy to get ready to go.  In fact we may just go to church this morning.  Nothing else on the schedule for the day.  I will watch the last round of the Master's this afternoon after listening to at least some of Don's Sunday Music program on the radio and probably getting in a little nap.

Hal, I didn't do enough research on the Master's course so thanks for the additional information.  It makes sense to get the course back in shape during the spring and summer.  I will have to ask someone if they have an alternate course for the members to play during the months the course is closed. 

Sue, many of our new friends here in North Augusta play golf, at least the men do, including my 84 year old neighbor and his somewhat younger wife. 
Motto and I think that is pretty much my Motto as well. 

Patricia, I had seen some postings from Etta Sue and knew you now has a new boyfriend and I am happy for her as well.  I don't think the shifting of the poles is something we will see in our lifetime since the article says it probably would be 2,000 years before a full flip would occur.

MaryPage, I do remember Gloria Vanderbilt but didn't realize she was still alive.  We do not have HBO so won't be able to view the program but perhaps sometime later it will be available.  That was an interesting article. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 10, 2016, 09:33:06 am
Good Morning from the warmer,
and breezier Rocky Coast of Maine.   

Just a few more weeks and it will be May, 
which usually is an  outstanding month
here in the North East.   

The buds come out,  They begin to bloom
and farmers plant their seeds.

Such glorious times a head.   

I do know that the Golf channel is not
showing the golf live at the masters.   
I have listened to enough of it this week
so I will wait until this afternoon,
when the real golf on the final day
of the Masters, is on CBS.   

In the meantime,  I have plenty of shows
recorded and choices on Netflix and
Amazon Prime,  to keep me happy
until then ... 

Happy and away from the bogus so
called "news" stations,  which have
nothing to do with real "news" ... 

Oh happy day!

MOM  I am glad that you had
the opportunity to watch Anderson and
his Mom.     I agree with you..
She was a poor little rich girl  and
seems to be doing well now, 
at least with her youngest boy,
Anderson. 

Sandy
:crazy2:   

Happy Sunday!  :coolsmiley:   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 10, 2016, 10:46:01 am
Hi Sandy
Always the chance of rain and wind in April  :)

As we can get plenty of it!

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 10, 2016, 11:24:12 am
MaryPage, I'm glad you enjoyed the program about Gloria Vanderbilt.  She was part of my childhood too and is a few months different in age than I am.  She had a rough childhood, being shuttled from pillar to post and I wouldn't wish it on anyone - rich or poor.

We are having a wet snow this morning and our temperature is at the freezing mark.  Dot and I did our usual - church, Mr Burger and home.  Tom is planning to go to Holland today and I wish he would not, but he'll do what he wants to do.  Radar shows freezing rain in that area.

The cat and I will be staying in today, I can tell you that.  I showed him the door and he looked at me and said, "no, thank you"!

Mary Ann
Title: Re: MORE GLORIA
Post by: MaryPage on April 10, 2016, 11:34:36 am
She was only 17 when she got married!  And he beat her up!  There was NO ONE who mentored her and taught her and cherished her.  Only that Whitney aunt came close, and she had much else to distract her.

Also, she has the sort of mind (artistically gifted) that lives in the moment.  She admits she has never planned ahead.  It took her 4th (and final) husband to teach her what a family is.

So sad.  Infinitely sad.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 10, 2016, 11:45:09 am
Good morning, still very chilly here, but did not get the snow that was in the forecast.

Mary Ann, I remember Gloria vandebilt, but I take more interest, as I have a picture of my grandmother in a swing at 16. taken in the ballroom of their Oakdale, NY mansion.  She lived in the gatehouse there.  Her father was a caretaker.  My mother was name after Consuela V.   The mansion is now a college.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 10, 2016, 11:46:23 am
MaryPage, I bought a couple of books by Gloria Vanderbilt that were like craft books, showed how to do some things.  I may still have them but I have no idea where they might be.

She is a good example, at least when young, of "money can't buy happiness".

I read an article by Anderson Cooper in which he told about editing a book his mother wrote about her many romances.  He found the task quite daunting, if that is the right word.  But it was humorous.

Gloria de, that is very interesting about your grandmother's connection to the Vanderbilts.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: HBO TODAY
Post by: MaryPage on April 10, 2016, 12:03:04 pm
HBO is repeating the 2 hour documentary at 1:30 this afternoon.  Check your own television schedules, but that is what shows on mine.  It is called NOTHING LEFT UNSAID
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 10, 2016, 02:30:59 pm
Good Morning from a still cool and rainy Interior. But we do need the rain to bring out the lovely greens and colorful blossoms!

I know of Gloria Vanderbilt's story but not that well. I  saw Anderson Cooper on the Tonight show with David Letterman after Cooper's coming out and Cooper said he did not need his mother's money as he had his own. He questioned just how much money someone really needed and I thought that was well said. Kathy Griffin was also on the program and you could see they were good friends. He spoke of coming out and she broke in and said he'd do anything to get away from her... :2funny:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 10, 2016, 02:38:54 pm
I am going to have to read the Gloria Vanderbilt book. I did see her and son on TV the other day. Looks great.
No I didn't know that she had married 4 times. and thought that she only had Anderson and another one who committed suicide. Now I know she had lots of lovers. Mostly movie stars.
Andersons father was from the south and was a nobody  which at the time her family just cut her off.  It sounds like it was a good marriage. Anderson was 10 when he died.  I think her money has come from what she worked for and made herself. Good business lady. Just messed up her personal life
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 10, 2016, 02:39:27 pm
MaryPage,  I don't get HBO either, and I would have liked to see the film.  I had seen her on several talk shows during the week and it did sound like it was going to be good.  I also enjoy watching Anderson Cooper.  I know he had a younger brother who committed suicide a while back, but didn't realize that there were other brothers. And, he is the last one living now????

Now I am curious..... I am a little confused....I am assuming she was born a Vanderbilt and didn't marry into the Vanderbilt family???  I am asking this because you probably are aware that the Vanderbilts owned a huge horse breeding farm in Northern Baltimore County called Sagamore Farms. Lots of the horses who have run in the Preakness were from Sagamore Farms.  My dad worked there for a few years putting in all the roads on the farm.  He used to take me up  there on week ends to see the horses.  This would have been back in the early 40's.  I remember him talking about Mr. Vanderbilt. 

Now,, the owner of Under Amour, who makes expensive sports clothing  bought Sagamore and is restoring it.  We pass by the farm every time we travel to Baltimore from Hampstead. There is  beautiful white fencing that goes all around the whole farm and the different pastures that are inside of the farm. He also is starting either a brewery or a distillery which will go under the name of Sagamore.

Just a few little tidbits to add to the story of the Vanderbilts.  I agree that she does look great for being 92.

Joy


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 10, 2016, 02:46:46 pm
Patricia,

Yes, Anderson and Kathy Griffin have been doing one of the New Year's Eve specials from New York for the past several years.  I don't like Kathy Griffin as I think she is very crude and obnoxious.  I am really surprised that he does the show with her, because so many times I have seen him on different shows, where  he seems to get very embarrassed by some of the very mild conversations that take place.  I really do like him, but just  don't watch the New Year's Eve show that he does with Griffin.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 10, 2016, 02:57:52 pm
Joy ...

That is the only New Years Eve program
that I will watch!   lol 

I think that they are funny together and
cute.   

I know that they have great ratings:

"CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Griffin finished No. 1 on cable news among both total viewers and the key A25-54 demo in the half hour leading up to 2016, and the first half hour of it."  ... 

But again,  it is all personal taste.     As it should
be.   The beauty of us having tv in our  own space. 
We like or dislike what ever we choose!!! 

(Thank goodness,  as we pay enough for it !!!)
:uglystupid2:

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 10, 2016, 03:11:46 pm
I wonder if Anderson Cooper's persona is similar to Jack Benny's cheapness or Dean Martin's drunkenness?

I really do not see someone having been raised in the circles he was and being in the entertainment industry all these years and remaining embarrassed.

I agree about personal taste. I know mine doesn't always match up with others as I prefer reading to seeing.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 10, 2016, 03:24:52 pm
From what I can tell,  and I
watch Andersen a lot...    That is his persona... 
He also giggles...  and that is even funnier.

But in spit of this persona,  he  is a very
courageous man.    He goes right into
the heart of war zones  and areas where
there are a lot of protests..   He seems to
court danger,  or at least he used to.   
That is why he is being paid so  much.   
He earns it,  IMHO!
I love that man!   

I worry about him.  As I do all those war
correspondents.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 10, 2016, 03:25:50 pm
Sandy,  and that is how I feel also.   That is what makes the world go round.  What a dull world it would be if we all felt the same about everything. 

Anderson is on with Kelly Ripken as a co-host once in a while, and I have seen him act very shy and giggle and genuinely seems uncomfortable.  They work well together.  Sometimes she will try to coax him into a dance and he just does not dance.

Joy
Title: Re: MORE GLORIA
Post by: MaryPage on April 10, 2016, 03:29:41 pm
I have never seen Anderson Cooper on anything other than some news segments;  perhaps sixty minutes?  I was aware he is Gloria Vanderbilt's son.

Yes, she was her father's sole heir and inherited millions when she turned 21.  She also made money of her own, but the ever increasing value of the Vanderbilt money would be the bulk of her estate, I would think.

She has THREE (3) living sons:  two by Leopold Stokowski and Anderson Cooper.  The younger Stokowski she is estranged from.

I had never heard that any of her family snubbed her when she married Cooper.  It was not in the documentary, either.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 10, 2016, 03:31:17 pm
Yes, Sandy.  In most cases when there is some kind of a disaster,  Anderson is right there.  He got very close to one of the girls who was injured in the Boston bombing a few years ago.  I think she was a professional dancer and had her leg amputated.  He  followed her story for a very long time. And, he also got very close to some of the children's families from the tragedy in Sandyhook.  I think he is a very caring person.  And, that might trace back to the tragedies in his younger life. 

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 10, 2016, 05:49:52 pm
THREE children and she only disinherited one?

Yeah, I would agree to that.

How unfair of her.
Title: Re: INHERITANCE?
Post by: MaryPage on April 10, 2016, 06:04:33 pm
I thought she disinherited them all?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sasha on April 10, 2016, 09:46:34 pm
Yes, Mary Ann, I signed back in not even knowing S&F had imploded. Just figured they thought I was awol. I became the proud owner of an iPhone and had to spend what seemed like months teaching myself how to make a phone call. A. G. Bell must be rolling in his grave.

Verizon promised me a decrease in the amount of my landline bill (on account of living so long). The young man also promised me a confirming email; so far I haven't seen either. I did take the time to cancel autopay with them; they had too much control over my finances for a company with such a bad reputation.

Beverly, promise me that this mental slippage you spoke of is just the result of stress. Please.

Mary Page, as adjunct to your link to magnetic field flipping, try this: http://gizmodo.com/we-finally-know-why-the-north-pole-is-moving-east-1769588584

Book recommendation for today: The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills. Get the audio version, if you can, heah?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 10, 2016, 09:57:10 pm
Again, the reason Anderson Cooper was disinherited was because he asked his mother to do so. He felt that he had enough of his own and did not need hers as well. I'm sure he told his mother that he appreciated the thought however. And that may be one of the reasons they are close.

He spoke of this with David Letterman after he first came out.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 11, 2016, 05:56:18 am
Good morning everyone
Late posting as I watched the end if the US Masters last night.

Tea for a late breakfast at near 11.0am

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 11, 2016, 08:44:29 am
Kelly, what an ending to the Masters.  Speith certainly blew it big time.  But the young man that won, Willet, certainly did win it. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 11, 2016, 08:48:35 am
Hi Hal
While one  would like their countryman to win it, the winner is the game of golf.  So many great golfers playing now.

And the course at Augusta is something special!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 11, 2016, 09:08:07 am
You are right there Kelly, even the amateur, who was I think +5 did a great job for that course.  He has a great future.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 11, 2016, 09:35:27 am
Hi everyone.  Today started out for me at 52 degrees and is to get to 75 this afternoon, another beautiful day.  I have a light schedule for today.  I plan on attending a meeting at noon today and will stop at Target either as I go to the meeting or afterwards to get some gardening tools.  I really enjoyed the golf tournament yesterday and its very surprising finish.  I felt for Jordan Spieth as his game fell apart toward the end after having led the tournament for three days and it looked like he was going to win again yesterday. 

Interesting discussions regarding Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper.  I have nothing to add to the conversation regarding either. 

Kelly, yesterday will be a memorable day at the Master's for a long time to come.  It was sad that the beautiful flowers around the course had already bloomed and were gone.  I think those we saw were pictures from earlier years. 

Hal, I saw and interview with the Amateur player and he said he is turning pro today as is ready for a paycheck.  I agree there are many exciting young players on the tour now and each week will be a challenge to them all. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 11, 2016, 11:11:43 am
Good Morning Everyone... 

Yes the Augusta National PGA  Masters sure was
exciting near the end.   

My guy (Jason Day - who was number one in the world)
didn't have a very good time at the Masters.    I was
disappointed that he didn't do better. 
 
I like Jordon Spieth,  but  he is young and
certainly has a great future! 
There are lots of lessons to be learned
in golf.   

I also like the fact that there are so
many younger and older golfers
that are doing well.    IMHO,  it makes the
game more interesting and exciting.
Congratulations to Danny  Willet for becoming
a Masters Champion!

It is cloudy  with showers here today on
the Rocky Coast of Maine. 
And so it goes!

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 11, 2016, 11:16:14 am
Quote from: angelface555 on April 10, 2016, 09:57:10 pm
Again, the reason Anderson Cooper was disinherited was because he asked his mother to do so. He felt that he had enough of his own and did not need hers as well. I'm sure he told his mother that he appreciated the thought however. And that may be one of the reasons they are close.

He spoke of this with David Letterman after he first came out.


I understand, but were I she, I would have refused.

Come the day the others go through their unearned fortune, they will probably go to Anderson for help. He, being a nice guy, will probably help them.

Ah, the problems of the very rich and their estates.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 11, 2016, 11:43:21 am
Yesterday I went to Notepad to write something in regard to the Masters and when I tried to return here, I had a message that "Server could not be found".  I tried a couple of things with my router/modem that didn't work.  Tom was not home and I didn't think it was important enough to phone him, so I had to wait until this morning for him to use his magic fingers to get things working.  Of course, he could not use his computer either.  Much water has gone over the dam since I wrote the message so I'm going to forget it, except to say I have seen Danny Willet on the European tours and I knew he was good.  I felt bad for Spieth with the two balls in the water, then one in a bunker, but that's golf.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 11, 2016, 01:45:10 pm
Good Morning on another cloudy with more rain forecast day in the Interior. I was hoping the green would come faster, but who am I to nudge Mother Nature? She does what she does and is best left alone. The weather each day is warmer than the day before so I will take that as a gain.

Sarah has been interesting the last few days. Just now she pulled almost every toy out of the wooden bowl, sniffed or tugged each a couple of times and then took her selection off to play. Like a small child, she never returns the discarded toys to their place. She leaves that to me.

She now turns her nose up at the expensive little cans of cat food and wants dry. But if any remains the following day, she won't eat it. So I take her dish, rattle it around in the bag and replace it so she can eat the remainder happily.

When she was refusing the wet food, she would go and sit before the hall closet containing the bag of dry food. And she still brings me her empty dishes to fill if I am otherwise occupied. I think she feels I need a few nudges during the day but it is what it is so what are you going to do?

Nothing yet to do other than drink my coffee, make a small grocery list for what I forgot yesterday and leave a note for the building manager. I missed Tamra yesterday and we are going to attempt a lunch today before she leaves for work.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 11, 2016, 03:20:45 pm
Hi Sandy
It could be Danny is the man for the future!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 11, 2016, 03:50:31 pm
Patricia, I wish Annie's cat (Kendrick) would be like Sarah.  I do feel sorry for him as he sleeps a lot but that is because he is bored.  I don't have the inclination to play with him as a younger person would do and I can't get down on the floor.  He jumps on my bed and I scratch him for a while, but my arm gets tired doing that.  I leave my hand on his body and he lies there for a while, then ups and leaves.  He'll come see me a couple times during the night.

We do have a ritual at night; I get his dish to refill it, then get a couple of "goodies" from a treat bag.  I put one piece on my knee and he knocks it off, then I put one on the other knee and he knocks that off.  Annie bought some salmon flavored treats and he likes those but Tom bought some of tuna and the cat isn't fond of them. 

The temperature here is just under 50 degrees, but the wind makes it seem cooler.  Tom and I are going to the store shortly but I won't have to wear a coat.

Kelly, I think Danny Willet will prove to be a great golfer.  I was familiar with him because of seeing some of the European tours and I was glad to see him here in the US.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 11, 2016, 04:54:41 pm
With luck and a good
winning record, Danny certainly could
be one of the Men of the future of Golf.   

There is just so many more to choose
from now.  Which makes golf today
so much more fun to watch.

My favorite is still Jason Day.   
They all have many years to thrive. 

(Tiger who??)
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 11, 2016, 06:47:48 pm
Hi Mary Ann
Yes Danny has done well on the European our, so I hope to see him go from strength to strength.

What I would like to see is Lee Westwood win a Major, always there or thereabouts without winning a Major.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 11, 2016, 06:50:05 pm
Hi Sandy
Yes Jason Day is a good player, but I still think that Rory Mcilroy will return to his top form and regain the top spot.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 11, 2016, 08:12:24 pm
MaryAnn, speaking of cats, they are normally nocturnal but adapt often to their circumstances. They do sleep alot during the day which is normal.

If a cat doesn't have activities they can begin destructive habits either with their bodies or furniture and others around them. I have toys in a large wooden bowl plus a two story fabric cave with attached balls and feathers.

She can go from place to place on her own to play and these are inexpensive. They also have rings, usually in blue that have either a mouse or ball inside for the cat to attempt to retrieve. Unfortunately Sarah figured out a way to get hers out quickly.

She does like two toys, a chick and a grasshopper that makes squeaking sounds when batted about and occasionally some catnip but not often. Enjoying catnip is not always a cat's favorite and younger kittens also don't care for it.

Bottom line, if Kendrick is not used to toys, you may need to show him how to play. Some cats never learned. This keeps him, alert, happy and healthy.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 11, 2016, 08:56:21 pm
Good Night everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 11, 2016, 09:12:24 pm
Patricia, I once gave Kendrick a ring from the bottle cap from a bottle of milk.  He was just a kitten at the time (he's nearly three now) and it was hilarious watching him bat it around.  I took a movie of his antics.  He does have a stick with a bird on a string that he plays with and I try to play with it too with him.  He has a tilted scratch pad that seems to be his favorite toy, but with no one around, he is hard pressed to play.  He's a beautiful cat, part Bengal.  He likes to go on the front stoop and I let him out when I go after the mail.  He doesn't go far, but today as I came back to the condo, I did not see him.  I found him investigating the bird bath behind the garage.  He doesn't always like to come in when I tell him and that will be harder as the weather improves.  In summer I will let him out on the deck that has a railing.  Tom says I shouldn't worry that he'll jump off the deck, but I don't trust him - if he sees a bird, duck or goose, he's likely to go after them and find he's jumping from on high.  I cannot chase him.  I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 12, 2016, 12:26:59 am
MaryAnn, one thing I've learned in my years with cats is that they have a very bad sense of direction. They can get lost or turned around easily.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 12, 2016, 07:39:53 am
Good morning everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 12, 2016, 09:53:50 am
Years ago, I had a Siamese who would run down the hall and jump up to hit the wall about a foot below the ceiling. One day took a flying leap off the back deck after a bird. I nearly had a heart attack. I should have known better. She it the ground running.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 12, 2016, 10:22:26 am
Hi everyone.  It is a gloomy and dark morning but a nice 64 degrees but headed up to 70 degrees this afternoon.  We have a 50% chance of showers at various times today following some showers during the night.  I have the whole day ahead of me with nothing on a planned schedule. 

Yesterday afternoon I used my new gardening tools, a nice size shovel and hand rake and got the 4 twenty-eight pound bags of planting soil in the big planters.  Then as I was putting my hand cart away in the garage I discovered there is something wrong with my garage door opener.  I finally got the door open but had to manually let it down.  I have printed out the manual and will look at it later today.  I did note it is guaranteed for 5 years but didn't see if that extended to labor costs.  We have decided to get a second tomato plants as the container is certainly large enough to support two to three plants.  We will get a different kind and compare the output after the season.  We also need to get the herbs and another nice flower for the ceramic flower vase that is on our back porch. 

Just this week we decided to use our dinette table that is in the sun room rather than our large dining room table to have our meals on.  We have this heavy duty steal cart on wheels that is great for putting the meal on to get to the table in one trip and for clearing the table.  This way we can enjoy our back yard as we eat as have windows all around.  We can no longer see our big family room TV but we can get the Dish Anywhere on our tablets and on my phone. I found a little picture frame holder that serves as a nice holder for the phone and now we can watch the news or another program while eating, which we have done for years.  So the dinette table is going to work very well for us. I have never liked dining at the dining room table over the years. Pat moved her 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle to the dining room table and this was actually what brought on the change for us. 

Patricia and Mary Ann, it sounds like Sarah and Kendrick are getting you each pretty well trained.  :)

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 12, 2016, 10:26:19 am
MarsGal, that's what I'm afraid of if this cat jumps off my deck.  I have a walkout condo and the deck is over the patio from the lower level.  I know if he does, he'll be very surprised. 

I slept until 7:30 this morning, something unheard of for me.  I slept hard because I never heard Tom come in.  I did wake up at 3:30 and made a trip to the bathroom, but went right back to sleep.

It looks as if we'll have a nice day today and by the end of the week we should be at 75 degrees.  Shorts weather, but I think I'll wait a while. 

Patricia, I haven't noticed this cat losing his sense of direction.  He seems to know where I am going and gets there first.  He can be anywhere and when I go to the bedroom, he will get there first.  He "helps" me make my bed and expects some loving in the process. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 12, 2016, 11:29:41 am
Good Morning Everyone,  from the
warmish but dark rocky coast of Maine. 

All is well here,  just not as
bright as I would like it.  But,
I am not complaining :uglystupid2:

Larry,  I like your picture.   
It is large enough and nice
and clear,  so I can
recognize you! 

Good picture.    I see you used
.png  so I changed mine from
jpg to png  and it seems
bigger now.

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 12, 2016, 01:54:41 pm
MaryAnn and Patricia My cat Taffy is not interested in toys, and there are a few laying around, but if I am knitting she, sets in my lap and bites at the wool, she also likes my beads and ear rings, if I leave them on the bath room counter, I will find them on the floor.  At night she sleeps on my chair at the computer, it has a soft seat.  If she hears me up at night she is right there and stays with me till I get settled back in bed.
   She has never set foot on the gound since I brought her home from the shelter.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 12, 2016, 03:54:38 pm
MaryAnn, I was speaking of being away from home concerning a sense if direction and not in the home.

Gloria, Sarah doesn't play often but she is over eight and was outdoors until 12/2013 so play is new to her and she is older and a cat will not play as much as it gets older. Taffy certainly sounds like my Sarah. They feel they need to guide us at times.  :thumbup:   She will walk ahead of me and keep a wary eye behind, trying to anticipate which way I'm going.

I'm not into golf so unfortunately I cannot contribute to your Masters discussion.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 12, 2016, 05:27:09 pm
Gloria, I do not knit now, but I am sure if I did, I'd have a cat at my yarn ball because he does like moving things.  I am in a minority here as to the cat being outside, however, he is not allowed to run outside; he just gets on the porch stoop and rolls around on it.  When/if he goes down the steps, I get him back on the stoop.  If it were up to me, he would not go out at all.  He's very curious and has a lot of hidey-holes here and likes to be in places where he has something over his head, even just a table or chair. 

Patricia, this cat does go along with me wherever I am going.  I have to watch that he is far enough ahead of me so as not to trip me.  I watch like a hawk where he is going.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 12, 2016, 06:06:28 pm
MaryAnn I just had this visual of you and Kendrick walking down a hall sneaking quick peeks at each other!  :thumbup:

MaryPage, I had to come back to tell you about an 11 year old fiddle player from Tennessee. He said his "favorite beverage was gravy"!  He was on Steve Harvey's show, "Little Bigshots"!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 12, 2016, 08:35:13 pm
Patricia, we really get in each others way in the living area and he's fast!  Very fast and much faster than I am.  He loves to get out on the stoop and it is not unusual to find him lying in front of the storm door.  Tonight with the front door closed, he has been coming into the computer room, walks by me, rubs my leg, walks out, walks back in, by me, rubs my leg several times.  Then he'll leave and shortly he's back again.  I sit in a single chair so he can't get up beside me and my TV is in this room, not in the living room where the couch is.  Things are not convenient for him. 

Tom is sick tonight and I am sure we will not be having lunch tomorrow with Terry and Jan.  I just sent them an e-mail to let them know.  Dot has a book club meeting tomorrow so she won't be going either.  Jan has different ideas about places to eat.  She drives by them, sees the name and suggests we eat there.  They are not convenient to get to and they are different and noisy.  Tom, Dot and I prefer some place more quiet where we can talk without shouting.  So far Jan is winning.  The last time we ate at a hot dog place and Jan brought her parents, both of whom are ailing.  We've known then since Terry and Jan were married so we all get along fine with their mostly memory problems.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: TONIGHT ON CHARLIE ROSE
Post by: MaryPage on April 12, 2016, 08:52:16 pm
Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper are going to be on the Charlie Rose show tonight on PBS.  It starts at 11 P.M. here, but check your local schedule.

I think they are to be his second interview tonight, so do not be discouraged if you turn him on and he is interviewing someone else.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 12, 2016, 09:34:13 pm
Goodnight everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 12, 2016, 10:52:15 pm
G'nite Kelly.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on April 12, 2016, 10:56:21 pm
Just stopping in to say HELLO and see what you all are up to. 

I was hoping SHIRLEY N had popped in today to let us say

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y


I do hope you enjoyed YOUR special day.

Thank you, MARYPAGE for the heads up on Anderson and mom being on Charlie Rose tonight.

MARYANN, I love reeding about Kendrick.  He sounds like a good little kitty.  Sorry to read Tom Is not feeling well.  Too bad you will not be able to get out to breakfast with the family tomorrow.  Just do not catch what Tom has please.

OK, I must say goodnight.

Jenny
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 13, 2016, 06:38:16 am
Quote from: Mary Ann on April 12, 2016, 05:27:09 pm
Gloria, I do not knit now, but I am sure if I did, I'd have a cat at my yarn ball because he does like moving things.  I am in a minority here as to the cat being outside, however, he is not allowed to run outside;

Mary Ann



Good for you, Mary Ann. You save a lot of bird lives, and your cat from being road kill.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 13, 2016, 07:34:03 am
Hi everyone on this Wednesday morning.  It started early for me as I awoke a little before 3 am and couldn't go back to sleep.  Finally I got up about 5:30 so am getting an early start on my day.  Our garage door quit working on Monday afternoon so I have the repairman coming early this morning to fix it.  Pat has a Church Women's Circle meeting this morning and I plan on going down to the community ministries thrift store to donate several bags of linens and other items Pat cleaned out before my sisters visit.  While there I will certainly visit the Thrift Store to see if there is anything I can use.  This evening Scott will join us at the Church for the Wednesday night dinner.  Tonight the main item is fried chicken.  Then Scott plans on coming out to the house for awhile. 

Mary Ann, I remember how helpful a cat can be in making a bed and found it was something I could live without.  :)  I do hope today finds Tom feeling much better. 

Shirley, a belated Happy Birthday. 

Sandy, I didn't like the picture I had initially used when the discussions were re-established.  Actually I hadn't realized it was a .png as thought I had saved it as a jpg. 

Patricia, I think I saw that 11 year old fiddle player perform on that show with his two brothers.  They all were very talented. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 13, 2016, 08:15:56 am
Good morning WesternJoan

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 13, 2016, 08:17:06 am
Hi Larry
Good morning to you

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 13, 2016, 09:25:57 am
Jenny., Tom may have caught something from me, but I don't think so.  He burns his candle at both ends and I think things caught up with him.

Deedee, when the cat is outside, he doesn't wander far from the front door, but I still don't trust him.  He is a cat, after all.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 13, 2016, 12:03:35 pm
Mary Ann, it looked like about 3 maybe 4 eggs in the second down nest on the left.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 13, 2016, 01:04:45 pm
Gloria Vanderbilt and her son have really been hitting the TV a lot in the last few weeks. I have seen them on at least 4. Wonder why. Other than to push the book they wrote.  Sure her life was different than most be some things we don't need to hear about it everyday. Always the same thing.  I would just like to know what she did and still does in order to look that good.
They use to say if you lived a wild life you would die young. Didn't do that to her. She had to have been a drinker, smoker for years.  Maybe if the library  purchase the book I will read it. One day it will be a free one on our Readers.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 13, 2016, 01:48:30 pm
Quote from: JeanneP on April 13, 2016, 01:04:45 pm
Gloria Vanderbilt and her son have really been hitting the TV a lot in the last few weeks. I have seen them on at least 4. Wonder why. Other than to push the book they wrote.  Sure her life was different than most be some things we don't need to hear about it everyday. Always the same thing.  I would just like to know what she did and still does in order to look that good.
They use to say if you lived a wild life you would die young. Didn't do that to her. She had to have been a drinker, smoker for years.  Maybe if the library  purchase the book I will read it. One day it will be a free one on our Readers.


That's easy, JeanneP. Unlike Joan Rivers, Gloria hired the best plastic surgeon on the planet. His work is amazing. Not only was her face (and neck) beautifully sand blasted, but she can move all the parts on it as if it were her original face. Amazing.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 13, 2016, 05:53:17 pm
Jeanne,   I think that Anderson and his mother were on so much as they were promoting the film on HBO last week.   Haven't heard anything this week at all.  I would have liked to have watched the show, but I don't get HBO.

I enjoyed the different talk shows that they were on last week.  She does look good for her age.

I did watch parts of the Jackie Robinson series on PBS the past 2 nights.   His wife was a big part of the comments, so I am assuming she is still alive.   I only watched the last part on both nights.  Ken Burns always does a great job with shows like that.  I think I heard him say his daughter and her husband helped a lot on this show. 

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 13, 2016, 06:55:48 pm
Hi Everyone
It has been mostly a day in for me, though I had a nice walk this afternoon.

A friend called to see me and e had a good chat and a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Kelly
Title: Re: THE RAINBOW COMES & GOES
Post by: MaryPage on April 13, 2016, 08:08:55 pm
I don't think they were promoting the film, I think they were promoting the book.

The HBO film is called Nothing Left Unsaid, and that is HBO's baby.  They are not out promoting it.

Together, they wrote this book called The Rainbow Comes and Goes, and THAT is what they are out promoting.  It has had good reviews, and because it reminds me so much of my childhood (not my own as relating to hers, that is to say, but she was all the news back then, as were Shirley Temple, Sonja Henie, and The Dionne Quintuplets), I have ordered it from Barnes & Noble.  I look forward to enjoying it immensely.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 13, 2016, 09:50:34 pm

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Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on April 14, 2016, 12:50:10 am
Good evening.

Sorry to not get here earlier as I do have wonderful news to share......
Michele's PET Scan is negative......so she is free of any cancer now and has been cleared for her surgery on the 26th. 

I can't tell you how relieved we are to get this news today!  I thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  It has been comforting to know that we were having prayers said all over the world.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Thanks to you, MARYPAGE, I was able to tape the Charlie Rose show and see Anderson Cooper and Mama Gloria.  She does look better than most that have been under the knife MANY times.  I am n the wait list at our local library to,read their book.

Agree with you, JEANNE LEE.  Much of the discussions the media has shared has been more information than I ever needed to hear. 

MARYANN, burning the candle at both ends does have a way of catching up to you.  I hope you and Tom are,feeling MUCH better.

Pleasant dreams to all.

Jenny

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 14, 2016, 05:34:00 am
Hi Jenny
Wonderful news regarding Michelle and she is in my thoughts for her surgery on the 26th.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 14, 2016, 07:59:50 am
Hi everyone on this fine Thursday morning.  We are in the low 50's this morning and will only get to the low to mid-60's later this afternoon.  We apparently had a little rain during the night. Today will be a typical Thursday for us. I did take the donations to our Community Ministries yesterday for their Thrift Store.  The man came on time and fixed our garage door by totally replacing the unit that opens it.  He was here about 15 minutes but it still cost $85 for the visit.

Today I will pick up my friend to take to coffee and then take him home and go from there to the Church for the Wisdom group meeting at 11:30.  I will stop at the Post Office for a roll of stamps that Pat needs for the cards she sends out on behalf of our Sunday School Class. Is everyone aware that the cost of first-class stamps was reduced to $0.47 on April 10th?   

There is a nursery right next to where I have coffee so may check out their selection for some herbs to plant.  Today is finally the day that our new Aldi's grocery store opens.  We have two $5 coupons to use there during the next couple of weeks. If I have enough energy left after the morning activities I may briefly stop at the new Aldi's.  This store being so close we won't need to make such big purchases as can easily stop there for a few items at a time.

Kelly, always pleasant to have a friend to visit with.  I think that is why I have always enjoyed the coffee and lunch groups I have participated in for so many years. 

Jenny, wonderful news regarding Michele.  I am sure your whole family was floating on a cloud when you got the great news.  Hopefully she will soon be able to resume her regular life and put all of this away in the back of her mind.  Prayers do work.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 14, 2016, 08:26:17 am
Hi everyone on this fine Thursday morning.  We are in the low 50's this morning and will only get to the low to mid-60's later this afternoon.  We apparently had a little rain during the night. Today will be a typical Thursday for us. I did take the donations to our Community Ministries yesterday for their Thrift Store.  The man came on time and fixed our garage door by totally replacing the unit that opens it.  He was here about 15 minutes but it still cost $85 for the visit.

Today I will pick up my friend to take to coffee and then take him home and go from there to the Church for the Wisdom group meeting at 11:30.  I will stop at the Post Office for a roll of stamps that Pat needs for the cards she sends out on behalf of our Sunday School Class. Is everyone aware that the cost of first-class stamps was reduced to $0.47 on April 10th?   

There is a nursery right next to where I have coffee so may check out their selection for some herbs to plant.  Today is finally the day that our new Aldi's grocery store opens.  We have two $5 coupons to use there during the next couple of weeks. If I have enough energy left after the morning activities I may briefly stop at the new Aldi's.  This store being so close we won't need to make such big purchases as can easily stop there for a few items at a time. 

Kelly, I didn't know about the pill splitter until Joan or one of the other participants here mentioned having one.  For some reason filling my pill boxes every two weeks is not my most favorite thing to do and this help speed up the process. 

Hal, the garage door opener we have in this house doesn't have springs but rather is opened and closed by a chain in a center track.  The door is well balanced and I had no problem of putting it down or up by hand.  This was a bit surprising as it is a large door for a double garage.  I have had springs replaced in other houses but that won't be a problem with this house.  Three inches of rain at once is a lot of rain.  Glad you missed the big hail in your area. 

deAngel, did the new supermarket go in where the one closed that was close to you?  (I hope I remember correctly that your close by market had closed not too long ago.)

Molly, nice that Chaps is bringing you some plants and planting them for you. 

June, when you need to do something with your order from Amazon, such as cancel, click on your Account and then go to your orders, find your order and to the far right is a drop down box that has various selections such as cancel my order before the order is fulfilled.  You can also call Amazon and they can help you do it.  However, they fill the orders so fast that you don't have much time to take such an action. 

Jackie, glad you are having the safety railings installed.  Using them lessens the chance of a fail, which you certainly don't need. 

Lloyd, cute story about the Mercedes Benz sale. 

I enjoyed everyone's postings. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 14, 2016, 09:23:13 am
Jenny, that is wonderful news about Michele.  It also is seldom-heard news.

Larry, I read only yesterday that the postage rate had been lowered, but I did not know the new rate.

I am using my new W-7 computer as the one that W-10 goofed up seems have quit.  I still can play games on it and I have been  unable to copy them to this computer.  I was getting a message "server not found". 

We are to have a warmer day today, in the 60s, wichh will be nice for a change.

Tom and I have been invited to Dot's for lunch.  If Tom is unable to go, I will go alone, but I hope he can go as he needs a good home-cooked meal that he hasn't made himself. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 14, 2016, 10:15:02 am
Good morning.  Hope it is a good morning wherever you all are.

Larry,  Do you have a phone number for Amazon?  I had ordered a couple things the other day to have sent to my great-grandchildren and before I could click on where to type their address,  it just, somehow, posted a message that the order had gone through and it was being sent to me.   I panicked for a few minutes.  I tried to find a phone number with no success.  Then I did check my orders and a page came up where I could cancel it, which I did right away.  Immediately I received an e-mail telling me the order was cancelled,  I honestly don't know what happened, but it did dawn on me later, that I might has accidently clicked where it says "order with 1 click" or something like that.   I waited until the next day before I redid the order and didn't have a problem.  They live in Georgia, and I sure didn't want to have to remail it at my expense.  I will be sure to be extra careful the next time.

And, as you mentioned to June, they do get things out quick.  Although, when I checked later in the day,  I could have still cancelled the order.  I had an e-mail this morning, where the package was on it's way.  I like that 2 day shipment plan.  I am sure in the long run, the price of the Prime Account is worth the what the shipping costs would be.   Like June also said,  every once in a while, I do order something from another place where the postage is more than the item,  So, I do always try Amazon first when I am deciding to order something.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 14, 2016, 10:48:15 am
Quote from: Joy on April 14, 2016, 10:15:02 am
Good morning.  Hope it is a good morning wherever you all are.

Larry,  Do you have a phone number for Amazon? 
Joy



U.S. and Canada: 1-866-216-1072

From here:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/forums/ref=help_forum_faq4?cdThread=Tx14X0F8CP8J2IP&forumID=Fx1SKFFP8U1B6N5&ie=UTF8

But as Larry mentioned, clicking on 'cancel an item' is quicker than calling.

Best company in the world. I try not to buy anywhere anymore other than Amazon, and I have learned NOT to buy from a seller that is fulfilling the item. If I can't buy the item from Amazon, I buy one where the seller is providing the item, and Amazon is fulfilling it.

Second to Amazon is etsy.

ebay, on the other hand, is HORRIBLE.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 14, 2016, 11:00:28 am
DeeDee,  Thanks so much for that information.  I never did find the page that you put the link in for.  I will be sure to keep that in my favorites.   I also have used Etsy, and been satisfied with everything I have gotten from them.  But, I also have bought from E-bay and have never had any problems with anything.  I  have found several things there that I couldn't find any place else.  Mostly some specialty fabric I was looking for.  My son uses e-bay quite a bit,  Buying and selling things. 

Thanks again for your help.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: FlaJean on April 14, 2016, 11:05:56 am
 :)  my son and daughter-in-law often give us Amazon gift certificates, and I have used Amazon several times during our recent move.  They are a pleasure to deal with.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 14, 2016, 11:27:09 am
MaryAnn, usually when Sarah does repeated drive by rubs as I like to call them, she wants something and is trying to appease me into doing it for her. However, often  she is reduced to visual aids as I'm not to on the ball in her eyes.  :thumbup:

MaryPage did you see the part about gravy as a beverage? I thought of you as I know you "adore" gravy.  :)

Larry, I like NBC's shows as you can get them free without signing up for them or paying a small fee for computer viewing. Little Bigshots was on their list. I normally watch the Voice or one of the evening shows such as the Tonight Show or the Late Show occasionally.

Jenny I was so happy to hear about your DIL! That is good news!

I'm busy running about on errands and seeing others who are now venturing out after winter. I have had three orders come in recently from Amazon this month, plant patio boxes and Baber insecticide capsules. I love Amazon for its ease and its Prime.

Good Morning to all I've missed and I hope it is a good one!
Title: Re: GRAVY
Post by: MaryPage on April 14, 2016, 11:45:19 am
Oh, yes, Angel!  I did see that, and it brought forth a chuckle.  Sorry I did not comment.  By the time I have read all the posts, and I do read and take in every word, and then go to post, my short term memory failure prevents my responses from covering all that I should.  I know, I know.  I should take notes.  But I don't.  I have no trouble typing, but holding a pen to paper is quite painful to my hand.  Please forgive!

I am so happy for darling Jenny and her family.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 14, 2016, 11:58:36 am
Hi Larry
Thanks for the information on the pill splitter.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 14, 2016, 12:02:04 pm
Jean,  my son also will give me an Amazon gift card for gifts, and I just love to get them.   I am so amazed at the amount of things they sell.  I do have a Prime Account, and on several different occasions some things that I have ordered  evidently come from different warehouses, as I will get 3 or 4 separate boxes.  And, with the cost of postage now,  I feel the amount they charge for the Prime Account  ( $99 a year)  is well worth it.  I thought, at first, it was really a lot, but it doesn't take long for it to  pay for itself.  At times, I have even ordered just 1 item,  The 2 day shipping is an added plus.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 14, 2016, 12:23:45 pm
I also love Prime, especially after ordering a computer and a vacuum cleaner to come to Alaska! Also it was a surprise to find two day shipping here as well!

For those of us who enjoy bird cams, I found this of condors.

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/49/California_Condor/?utm_source=Cornell+Lab+eNews&utm_campaign=62975ec4cb-Cornell_Lab_eNews_2016_04_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47588b5758-62975ec4cb-302696385
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 14, 2016, 12:35:45 pm
Amazon has to be one of the best run companies in the US. No matter what you need them for.
Things are done fast.
This month there was a book on my Amazon Fire Tablet that I thought was to much to pay. So called and they had it taken of and credited within a couple of ours. Sent me a E-M to the effect.
Now I will say that CVS shopping is also fast. Don't do much with them but did get a new Google Tablet I thought I would like just 3 weeks ago. Received it in 4 day. Didn't like it and called. The E-M me a Send back label that day. I mailed in back and within a week sent me a E-M to say they had received the Item back and credit had been put back into my Credit card account.
Use to think I didn't want to use these companies but after having my regular stores mail things out to families and them not receiving the item and it taking one time 6 weeks to get the thing taken care of. I decided I would work with Amazon for most things. Do a lot as my family of GC and GGC are far away so finding on line and having them mail works great.
I always seem to spend more that $35 and so shipping is free.
I used Walmarts a lot but now they are wanting a min. of $50 to do free shipping and a lot less is coming "Can Pick up at Store".
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 14, 2016, 12:55:28 pm
Good afternoon, nice and sunny and no wind.  Suppose to be nice for he next week, and no rain.

MaryAnn, I hope Tom felt better, so he could go to lunch with you.

Patricia, I do not know what I would do without Taffy, sometimes I do not see anyone for a few day. So in the morning I say GM, and she answers right back. :)

Larry, we had two supper markets go out of business in less then a month, Walbaums (A&P) was across the main HWY from me and then King Kullen, which was about a half mile from our house.  It is now called Gala, it seems to be a Spanish store now, all the help was Spanish, they do have a fresh fish department, which you do not find anymore, and there was a man at the counter to help.  A hugh meat dept. and veg. looked very fresh.  Milk was 70cents cheaper, then all the other stores.  I still have Stop and Shop on my courner, which I can drive to without going out of the park, which means a lot to me, it makes me feel a little more  independent. I can take my time, as no one is waiting for me.  I walk up and down each isle and get my exersice.  I will be so glad, when we got spell check back.
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Post by: angelface555 on April 14, 2016, 01:01:06 pm
Gloria I know what you mean and Sarah and I also have a daily routine and sometimes I swear she gets "That Look!" and is so close to rolling her eyes at me!  ::)

I have four grocery stores here. Unfortunately they are clustered together in both the east and in the west sides of town. These require some walking and a long bus ride as well as a good day of recovering rest with my knees.

This is another reason why I enjoy the ethnic stores. Smaller, close by and the food is fresh and amazing!
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Post by: MarsGal on April 14, 2016, 02:34:35 pm
My goodness, Angel. Right now that poor baby is all alone with nothing nice and cozy to snuggle into. I'm surprised there isn't any nesting materials there. Baby bird is being a bit verbal at the moment.

Our local Bald Eagle cam is shut down now. The first egg hatched but the baby died; the other egg never hatched. Don't know if the parents will be back to try again or if they will find another site.
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Post by: wjoan on April 14, 2016, 03:48:07 pm
I hate Frontier,  they were down late last night and just came back up a bit ago.  Try calling?  sure and sit on hold for 45  mins. and  be disconnected and have to start all over.   GRRRRRRR
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Post by: Kelly on April 14, 2016, 07:25:23 pm
Hi WesterJoan

Kelly
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Post by: wjoan on April 14, 2016, 07:40:42 pm
Hi Kelly
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Post by: deedee on April 14, 2016, 08:12:02 pm
Quote from: wjoan on April 14, 2016, 03:48:07 pm
I hate Frontier,  they were down late last night and just came back up a bit ago.  Try calling?  sure and sit on hold for 45  mins. and  be disconnected and have to start all over.   GRRRRRRR


wjoan, Frontier is having their woes these days with the three million Verizon folk!

I'm having an issue with both them and Verizon that of course I can't get a straight answer on. I had automatic pay (obviously, not a good idea) with Verizon. When they sold my phone and internet to Frontier, apparently my bank account information also went to Frontier.

Verizon is passing the buck, since I am no longer their customer, and Frontier claims it is legal. I disagree and am trying to get a straight answer from my bank. HOW can it be legal to pay a company that I did NOT set up for automatic pay?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 14, 2016, 08:45:16 pm
Not much we can do about it I suppose.  Tis the only game in town.  I had Clearwire before Sprint pulled out from them.  Another GRRRRRRR  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 15, 2016, 12:43:34 am
Deedee I had a similar problem with a credit card and ended up closing that account. Now I never use direct deposit or direct  or automatic pay as both have issues I want no part of.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on April 15, 2016, 12:53:12 am
A good Thursday evening to all.

I want to thank all of you for your kind and so appreciated comments about Michele. We all know the power of prayer and once again it has proven so. 

The concern continues for a BIG storm that is headed our way for the next 3 or 4 days.  I was sure hopeful that it would change and not pan out to be what they were fearing. They are saying we could have 14" of snow.....but it remains to be seen if that will pan out or if much of it will be in rain.  My friend is driving to Denver tomorrow from Rock Springd, WY.  I am very worried about her safety.

Pleasant dreams to all.  Sleep well dear friends.

Jenny

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 15, 2016, 06:59:40 am
Quote from: angelface555 on April 15, 2016, 12:43:34 am
Deedee I had a similar problem with a credit card and ended up closing that account. Now I never use direct deposit or direct  or automatic pay as both have issues I want no part of.


Thanks. It's a shame, but that's probably all we can do about it. Companies take liberties we never dream of when we opt for the convenience of electronic banking.

Incredible.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 15, 2016, 07:58:48 am
My insurance company stopped taking credit card payments for the first and second payment options. Now, if you don't want to pay quarterly or monthly with the added service fee, you must either use direct debit from the account, your debit card (I don't have one and never will), or good old fashioned check. I have no idea why they changed their payment policy.

It seems to me more and more companies are trying to pressure their customers into using direct payment from your bank account. I am not comfortable giving out my bank account number to any but a very few places (like the IRS).
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 15, 2016, 08:49:19 am
Quote from: MarsGal on April 15, 2016, 07:58:48 am
I have no idea why they changed their payment policy.

It seems to me more and more companies are trying to pressure their customers into using direct payment from your bank account.



Faster and quicker, MarsGal. Faster out of your bank account and quicker into theirs. It's all about money, everywhere you look.

Plus, as is the case with Frontier Communications, even though I canceled services? The money had already been debited and now I have to wait (2-3 billing cycles, I was told) for a refund of the money that they shouldn't have been paid.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 15, 2016, 09:02:55 am
Good morning everyone

Kelly
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Post by: larryhanna on April 15, 2016, 09:12:48 am
Hi everyone on this Friday morning.  The forecast for today shows we are to stay cloudy and only get up to 70 degrees this afternoon.  I had planned on driving to Madison, Georgia to meet friends for lunch but our plans were changed as three of the six weren't going to be able to attend.  So it is now scheduled for next Friday.  I am glad as am not feeling up to par today.   I do want to get a pedicure this morning as can no longer deal with my toenails and want to avoid having more toenails removed if possible.  Pat and I plan on going to a bar-b-q place we like for a good lunch and then she won't need to worry about fixing dinner tonight.  That will be our exciting day.

Beverly, thanks for your private message and I see I have the same post here twice for yesterday.  I guess I have to chalk it up to my age.  I like that better than just being careless.  :)

Mary Ann, I have found that many of the game sites where Pat purchased games are no longer in business.   Perhaps that is why you are getting the "server not found" screen.

deedee, thanks for providing that phone number for Joy as I didn't see postings below mine yesterday until this morning.  I just added that number to my phone contacts for future reference.  I agree with all the comments about shopping with Amazon and made two separate one item orders yesterday.  I need a new garden hose nozzle for the back of the house and decided to order rather than get it at Lowe's or Walmart.  Both items will be here tomorrow.  We haven't shopped at etsy but will check it out. 

Patricia, I will check the NBC website for the "Little Big Shots" show.  It has been years since I have watched the Tonight Show or Late Show as don't stay up that late anymore.

deAngel, it sounds like the Gala store may be a nice addition to your community. 

Good afternoon Kelly.  Hope you are having a pleasant day.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 15, 2016, 09:41:13 am
Hi Larry
Mid afternoon here as I write, not long home from a walk.

I might go out later for a meal with friends.

Have a good day

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 15, 2016, 10:08:27 am
Larry, the "server not found" was not in connection with games but when I first turned on the computer.  It happens my games are on that computer and would not copy to another computer.  So that computer will now be used for games.  I know I won't be able to put new ones there because I can't get online to get any.  When I go online for free games on this computer, the assortments are nothing that I want to play.  I just am not that adventuresome, I guess.

Mary Ann
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Post by: halkel on April 15, 2016, 10:27:05 am
Good Morning Everyone!

Larry I too need to make a trip to get my toenails trimmed.  The lady I used to go to retired and the new person is not very good, well I don't like how they do them.  I have been going to a new place just down the road and just getting the nails trimmed.  Cost a lot less, or did, but the last time they went up on price.

I have been looking in Amazon and Walmart for some electric toenail trimmers.  But there are so many manual trimmers mixed in with the electric you have to really be careful as to what you are looking at.  My old back just will not let me get down low enough to see what I am doing.  And my eyesight doesn't help things.  As some on here have said:  the golden years........ ::)
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Post by: MaryTX on April 15, 2016, 10:52:29 am
Mary Ann, have you ever checked into Pogo Games?  They have hundreds of different games from puzzle, word, card, arcade, etc.  You can join for a yearly fee of $39 for ad free playing, but most of the games do have free rooms where you have to listen to ads.

I don't play often much anymore but I have gotten hooked on Mahjong.

If you're interested, I can send you a 7-day guest membership.   Let me know.

Mary /b]
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 15, 2016, 11:07:30 am
Hal, do you go the full route and have a complete pedicure sans the polish? :)

I was bending down with difficulty to do mine also.  When we moved down here, Cathie took me for my first pedicure and I got hooked ;D.   Cathie has been going to the same gal since she moved to Arlington 20 years ago.  I've seen a lot of guys getting pedicures.  I tried to talk Claude into it, but he wouldn't. He equated that to going to a beauty salon and having his hair "styled" :). 

Mary   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 15, 2016, 12:54:52 pm
Good Afternoon Everyone,
from the Sunny and getting warmer, 
Rocky Coast of Maine.   

I have decided to get rid of cable TV, 
and keep only my phone and my
Internet through the company that
services our building.   

It is a huge decision for me,  but if I
pay attention and organize what I watch
weekly,  I can buy Roku and pretty much
take care of all my needs.     

First I must determine my needs, 
decide how I am going to fill them,   
and then CUT THE CORD!     

I am the only person in my family
that subscribes to cable TV.   
And it is hugely expensive
these days with all the features I get, 
but hardly ever use.   

Wish me Luck ... 

Sandy
:crazy2:
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Post by: halkel on April 15, 2016, 01:09:12 pm
MaryTX, I used to.  I went to the lady that my wife used.  I got everything but the nail polish, she still charged for everything....LOL.  She tried talking me into getting the clear polish but I passed.  I enjoyed the foot rub part, as well as getting rid of the long nails. 

Did you all hear that Japan had another big quake this morning?
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_APNEWSALERT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-04-15-12-45-07 (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_APNEWSALERT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-04-15-12-45-07)
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Post by: angelface555 on April 15, 2016, 01:11:59 pm
 :) Good Morning from the Interior!

Larry, with the computer you may watch any television show at any time. I usually awaken between five and seven am and go to bed between ten and twelve pm so rarely feel the need to do more than read in the evenings.

Sandy, you may receive several cable channels through the computer for a monthly or yearly fee. I haven't used it as I rarely see anything interesting. There is also Hulu and Netflix, again with the fee arrangement but I have tried both for the free period and found I was lucky if I watched one show so never finished the trial period.

I received a free Roku from my Internet supplier as a thanks for taking a high speed Internet, but without a television, it sits in its box. I tried returning it but was told to give it away or sell it, (they suggested asking for 200);  so I can't believe it has much value.

MaryAnn, I have several games on my computer that I have downloaded from Microsoft's online  store. I have a 99 level game of Mahjong, different types of Solitaire and Magic Jigsaw puzzles. I also have different types of poker, Chinese checkers, regular checkers, Uno and a few other games I play against the computer or with computerized opponents. I also have three separate Trivia games that send me daily questions through my email. I never go to gaming sites to play against other people for fear of virus and malware.

Good Morning to all I've missed!
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Post by: Kelly on April 15, 2016, 01:26:55 pm
Hi Sandy
I hardly watch TV, I wonder sometimes could we do without television?

As a lot is repeated these days

Kelly
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Post by: Mary Ann on April 15, 2016, 01:37:47 pm
MaryTX and Patricia, thanks, but what I want are solitaire and mah johnng.  I do have five or six games I play and I'll leave it at that although I would like my old Bicycle games. 

I am another who needs toenails cut.  Annie does a good job but she's not always available when I need it.

I am using a different computer and so many things on the keyboard are changed; I don't know where anything is!

Mary Ann
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Post by: angelface555 on April 15, 2016, 02:09:11 pm
MaryAnn, Simple Solitaire is free from the store and has enough options for a variety but I usually turn off sounds and scoring and stick to the same cards and background. There are many free solitaire games but this one has everything along with consistent good reviews.

Mahjong solitaire is also free with numerous options but I have purchased the program's complete 99 levels that includes no adverts.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 15, 2016, 02:19:12 pm
Good afternoon, another beautiful day, but a little more windy.

Hal, I go to a foot doctor for years, he cuts my nails every three months, also takes care of Medical needs, and Medicare pays for it, I pay just $15.

MaryTX I use to have the Pogo games, and I had a problem with my computer, and lost them.

Patricia, I play Hearts about everynight, but I play against the PC. never on line.

MaryAnn, I like Mahjong, also.  I have and old Toshiba Satellite PC, thats about 30 years old, I guess the screen is about 6 inches, but I still have all my RiverBoat games on it. about 50 solitaire games on it. That is in the guest room, so once in a while in the evening, I go in there and play those games, and listen to the radio.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 15, 2016, 02:30:36 pm
From Shirley on Facebook from the 13th.

We have been on a 6 day bus trip to WashDC. While traveling, Danny wasn't feeling well. Got home & had to call 911 cuz he couldnt even get into the house. He was in the hospital & they found out that he had a stroke & was sent to a Tampa hospital. He will have surgery this morning. Boy, I hate driving in Tampa, but I will be forced to go there this morning. Keep me in your thoughts. I will keep you all updated through facebook, I just don't have the time to write a bunch of emails.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 15, 2016, 03:19:04 pm
Hal, I have not cut my toenails since I was diagnosed with Diabetes..  I just file them down when they start getting long.  Works for me.  Nothing sharp near my feet, don't allow it.  LOL
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Post by: wjoan on April 15, 2016, 03:45:46 pm
Hal, forgot to mention we have a bus driver <Dial A Ride> here who lets his daughter put nail polish on his toenails.  He says he has had every color in the book.  He also said it doesn't bother him excvept when he wears sandals in the Summer.  I think she is 12 now and has been doing it fgor years.
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Post by: JeanneP on April 15, 2016, 03:49:02 pm
Angelface

The time you are showing on your posting is say 11:37  Now this is at my time of 2:47 pm.
Mine is right on for Illinois.  Now where are you?  That is 9 hours different? I thought you were Alaska.  Now it doesn't say if AM or PM. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 15, 2016, 04:09:49 pm
JeanneP. that was am. I am four hours behind the east coast and two hours behind WJoan in Washington. Twelve hours behind Bubble in Israel and here is a site that may explain it better.

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_US-AK.aspx
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Post by: JeanneP on April 15, 2016, 06:04:15 pm
That makes sense.  You are 3 hours behind us in Illinois.  For some reason I figured you would be ahead of us. I talk to NY. Uk . Canada most days so use to them being ahead.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 15, 2016, 06:45:19 pm
Hi WesterJoan
Since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I have to attend a podiatry clinic, as problems with the feet can get worse with diabetes.

kelly
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Post by: wjoan on April 15, 2016, 08:19:23 pm
Hi Kelly, yes I know this.  Saw a gent here loseboth his legs <one at a time> because his caregiver did not see a little sore start up between his toes.  It was let go and not seen until too late.  Such a tradgedy.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 16, 2016, 04:15:29 am
Hi WesternJoan
Yes I had heard that happens and it was such a tradegy for this man.

Kelly
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Post by: larryhanna on April 16, 2016, 07:15:29 am
Hi everyone.  It has been a rather long night as woke up at 2 am and wasn't able to go back to sleep.  So a little after 5 am I got up and got cleaned up and dressed for the day, washed my CPAP hose and related equipment that can be washed, unloaded the dishwasher and am now in my office for the morning.  I should get a lot done getting an early start.  We are predicted to get up to 72 sunny degrees this afternoon.  Yesterday Pat and I went to the bar-b-que restaurant for lunch and then drove down to our new Aldi's.  They were busy but there was parking spaces.  It is the nicest Aldi's I have seen, well organized and small enough that you are not exhausted when you finish shopping.  They are going to give the other large grocery stores some competition. 

I expect to have a quiet day today with nothing on the schedule.  I will probably see if I an have a quick nap sometime this morning and will also rest this afternoon.  I did get to feeling better yesterday morning and Pat and I agreed we had enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon.

Kelly, hope you were able to enjoy a nice meal with friends yesterday.  We did have a very nice day as I indicated in my posting above.  Glad you are taking good care of your feet with the diabetes.  I saw what happens when gangrene takes on in a diabetic foot and leg.  My daughter had three amputations in three weeks and it was something to be desired. Do you control your diabetes with diet and medicine?

Hal, I was the first one at the nail place as they had just opened.  I got the same lady that had done the first pedicure I had some months ago and she did a great job.  However, I told her I would pass on the nail polish as wasn't that quite liberated.  :)  I have decided it is money well spent and hopefully will avoid further toenail surgery and it took care of the sore big toe I have been dealing with for awhile.  I saw on the news about the Japan earthquake and after shocks up to a 6 on the Richter Scale, which isn't just a slight tremor.   

Mary, I will bring the Pogo game site to the attention of my wife as she enjoys playing games a lot while listening to her audiobooks or while watching TV. If you have an extra 7-day guest membership I know my wife would appreciate it.  I am thinking about subscribing to a game site for her so she can play some new games as some of the old ones don't seem to like being played using Windows 10. 

Patricia, I find playing a against the computer is challenge enough for me for the few games I play.  I have been playing a lot of Hearts and Solitaire on my Chromebook.  Thanks for sharing the message from Shirley.  That was certainly not a good ending to a bus trip.

Mary Ann, the best solitaire website I have found is the game site that one of the men posted the link to here or on S&F not too long ago.  Here is the link: http://www.netsolitaire.com/

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Post by: Kelly on April 16, 2016, 07:31:46 am
Hi Larry
I had a lovely evening out with friends last night.  We had a lovely meal and the production at the theatre was superb.

I take Metformin and watch my diet, however, I have a problem with low numbers and have had very low numbers twice this week.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 16, 2016, 08:49:27 am
Lsrry, thanks for the link to the games, but I want single free games that I can download and play offline.  I do not want to play games online.

I've showered and washed my hair and our outside temperature is about  50 degrees at 8:45 am which isn't bad.  I think we're to get in the high 60s or to 70 today.  The cat already wants to get on the porch and I'll probably let him go on the deck soon.

Tom got a medicine with codeine so I hope he slept last night.  I heard him get up once after he'd been asleep three or four hours, but that was to go to the bathroom, then I imagine  he went back to bed.  He hasn't come upstairs yet so I don't know how his night went.  It just doesn't do for both of us to be under the weather at the same time, however, I'm in better shape than he has been.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: A PERFECT DAY
Post by: MaryPage on April 16, 2016, 11:25:20 am
The day outside is perfection.  Just what anyone in their right minds would order up for a celebration of any sort.  Our entire local family is on flight alert to hear that our over expected baby girl addition is finally and TRULY on her way at our local hospital maternity pavilion.  Pavilion:  that's what they call all the various wings of Anne Arundel Medical Center here in Annapolis these days.  And what is more, most of these so called pavilions are actually in separate but connected BUILDINGS!  That complex looks like a whole city unto itself.  And furthermore, it is all part of the Johns Hopkins complex located in nearby Baltimore.  Confused?  Well, join the club.

Bay waters are dazzling in the blazing sunlight.  So much so that it hurts to look at them.  Sailboats are out there looking just too beautifully enticing for words.  I slept in, and just finished my breakfast a little while ago.  Chip left yesterday for a long weekend.  Hugs to each of you, with wishes for a wonderful weekend.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 16, 2016, 11:40:03 am
Good Morning!

MaryPage, the rain has stopped and we are in cool but sunny times. The trees look ready to flash green but I have thought that before so we shall see. It, (the greening); can happen within an hour for miles and always seems such a surprise as if everything is on a timer.  I love your poetic descriptions!

MaryAnn, every game I listed for you can be downloaded and played off line. All or most of the store's games and software is yours to be used either on or offline.

Today will be another busy day here and downtown to I hope all will have another wonderful day!

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 16, 2016, 11:54:33 am
Good morning.

Larry, I sent the Pogo guest pass to the email addy listed in your profile.  Let me know if you don't get it.  I hope Pat enjoys playing.

The weather has been fairly nice since the last storm Callie sent south and I then passed it on to Hal ;D. It's gray, gloomy and very humid now and predictions are 3-6 or more inches of rain between this afternoon and Monday morning.  I'm in for the duration and all I have to contend with are wet dogs and muddy floors.  They both want in at the same time and one gets by me while I'm drying off the other one :).

Have a good weekend.

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 16, 2016, 12:02:53 pm
Good Morning, 
(almost afternoon,)
from the beautiful Rocky Coast,
of Maine.     Good weather ahead,
for the next 10 days.   Getting warmer,
sweater type weather predicted.  Hooray!

My son (the computer Guru) is coming over
to my home this week to get me set up
to go cable tv free.     I have been
fretting about it,  and having him by
myside will insure that it all
goes as smoothly as possible.

He actually used to work for the Time
Warner Cable Co,   so he knows
what he is doing,  instead of me
having to go it on my own.

Hooray. 

All is well,  here. 
You all have a good day
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 16, 2016, 12:38:42 pm
Quote from: Sandy on April 16, 2016, 12:02:53 pm
Good Morning,  (almost afternoon,)
from the beautiful Rocky Coast, of Maine.     Good weather ahead,
for the next 10 days.   Getting warmer, sweater type weather predicted.  Hooray!

My son (the computer Guru) is coming over to my home this week to get me set up
to go cable tv free.     I have been fretting about it,  and having him by
myside will insure that it all goes as smoothly as possible.

He actually used to work for the Time Warner Cable Co,   so he knows
what he is doing,  instead of me having to go it on my own.

Hooray. 

All is well,  here. 
You all have a good day
Sandy
:crazy2:




Interesting, Sandy. Do keep us updated. I'd love to know how to cut off the thieves at FIOS.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 16, 2016, 01:20:35 pm
MaryTX.  Gladly accept the light rain we are getting this morning.  Like you "they" are also saying 3-4 inches and possible severe storms tonight and tomorrow and even some rain on Monday.  So please keep the storms up there.  Actually I hope you all don't get any more severe weather. 

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 16, 2016, 02:50:48 pm
Hi Hal
How goes your day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 16, 2016, 03:59:29 pm
Just having a quite day , Kevin.
Wet day today, under a flash flood for next two days.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 16, 2016, 05:39:29 pm
Patricia, I'll go back and look at your list.

It's in the 70s here now.  I think I will go out on the deck with the cat.  He loves to be outside but I want to be out with him because I don't trust him alone.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 16, 2016, 05:40:53 pm
Hi Hal
Hoping you don't get any flooding. 

I have been out for much of the day, visiting family and we all had a lovely day.

Kevin
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 16, 2016, 05:47:09 pm
Kevin pavement is dry, RADAR shows that we have lots of rain showers in the area but not hitting the ground, which isn't that unusual around here.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on April 16, 2016, 10:59:45 pm
Good evening from snowy Colorado.

Our predicted spring storm started with rain last night, but turned to snow pretty quickly, so a good 6 inches had arrived when I got up this morning.  Now it has showed all day long so we have a good 13 to 15 inches now and it is still coming down.  We were watching the weather channel a few hours ago and they said Highlands Ranch, where I live had 3" of snow......  I do not know where they got that report, but it has to be wrong.  Bob has been out two times knocking snow off the tree limbs as they are so very heavy laidened. 

I made a big pot of chili and it sure hit the spot today.   Fire place is sure making it nice and cozy in here tonight. 

ANGELFACE, thank you for sharing the news from SHIRLEY regarding DANNY having a stroke.  I will certainly be holding him in my thoughts and prayers hoping the surgery will go well and be successful. 

MARYPAGE, how exciting.....your new lil babe is on the way. 

MARYANN, I do hope Tom is feeling much better.

I wish you all a good evening!  Sleep well.

Jenny
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 17, 2016, 02:46:41 am
From Facebook;

Leo Powell
April 2 at 3:20am ·

Say you are an older senior citizen and can no longer take care of yourself and the government says there is no Nursing Home care available for you. So, what do you do? You opt for Medicare Plan G.
The plan gives anyone 75 or older a gun (Plan G) and one bullet. You are allowed to shoot one worthless politician. This means you will be sent to prison for the rest of your life where you will receive three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, a library, and all the Health Care you need. Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That's great. Need a hearing aid, new hip, knees, kidney, lungs, sex change, or heart? They are all covered!

As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you at least as often as they do now! And, who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you they can't afford for you to go into a nursing home. And you will get rid of a useless politician while you are at it. And now, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any more income taxes!

Is this a great country or what? Now that I've solved your senior financial plan, enjoy the rest of your week!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 17, 2016, 04:17:39 am
Good Morning everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 17, 2016, 08:55:40 am
Hi everyone.  It is a beautiful and sunny Sunday morning.  However, I noticed in the weather reports that it is considerably warmer in Missouri and Iowa than we are here in the South.  However, we will warm up this afternoon.  I had a good nights sleep and our plans for today are primarily to go to Sunday School and Church and probably get something to eat before coming home.  I didn't accomplish anything special yesterday.  I have an HP printer that I have used remanufactured ink in for a long time.  Yesterday I had to change a couple of the cartridges and the printer locks up with the message about not being an HP cartridge.  So I put in two additional new ones with the same result.  The HP ink cartridges are about $60 for a set.  I am thinking seriously of getting a laser printer for black and white printing and guess I will have to bite the bullet and get a set of the expensive ink for color printing.  The other alternative is to just get a new combination printer. 

Kelly, my former neighbor had occasional bouts with very low sugar numbers, including one time when he was driving and his wife had to take control of the car.  He would just lose touch with reality until his sugar level was brought back up.  He used an insulin pump.  My daughter also had a few bouts with low numbers but usually the problem was the high numbers. 

MaryTX, I did get your email and thanks for sending it.  I forwarded it on to Pat and suggested she try it out and if she liked it I might subscribe to it for her.  However, she wasn't in favor of having a subscription but you never know.

Patricia, what a senior financial plan.  :)

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 17, 2016, 10:55:02 am
Kelly, I ran across this little voiume in Project Gutenberg. I don't know if the link will work for you, but here goes. Manx Fairy Tales by Sophia Morrison  https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51762

Morning Larry, I am just about to go out to do a little yardwork. I do mean little, my arthritis only allows for about an half-hour before my back starts giving me fits.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 17, 2016, 11:06:13 am
Good Morning Everyone,
from the Sunny and warmer,  Rocky
Coast of Maine.   

Lovely weather today and sun shinning
in my  windows,  really brightens up
my life.   

All of a sudden my printer wasn't
working with my Wifi...  So used my
AVG PC Tuneup and discovered that
a driver was faulty.   Tuneup went out
and found me a working one,  and
voila ... Wifi is now communicating
with my peripherals ...   Yeah!   

Love it when I can solve a problem! 

Have  a good day everyone! 
Beautiful time of the year.  Enjoy it!
Sandy
:crazy2: 
Title: GREEK TO ME
Post by: MaryPage on April 17, 2016, 11:29:16 am
So gratified to hear you are pleased with your results, Sandy Dapph, but I don't understand a word of it.  Mebbe some of that language does not meet proper standards of decency?  Mebbe you should be washing your mouth out with soap?  Oh, it is just so hard not knowing what you are talking about!

But good on you.  I guess.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 17, 2016, 11:34:29 am
Quote from: MarsGal on April 17, 2016, 10:55:02 am
Morning Larry, I am just about to go out to do a little yardwork. I do mean little, my arthritis only allows for about an half-hour before my back starts giving me fits.


It's interesting, isn't it MarsGal, what we think the human body can endure? But can't. Athletes are witness to that. I've been gardening - heavy gardening, digging and moving boulders out of the ground gardening on about a 1/4 of an acre - for 25 years. Never mind that most of what I've paid for and planted has died, that's another story, but this year I'm done. Well and truly done. Not because I want to be or because I'm not too stubborn to have tried ONE more plant that might not have died. But because I have developed arthritis in both thumbs, and even a gentle nudge of a trowel into the earth makes my eyes cross with pain.

So now I walk around the yard and watch, as more plants die and can't be replaced. And of course I won't pay to replace them, because landscapers are crooks. I know hindsight is 20-20, but were I to do it over again? I would have bought a condo instead of a house with a yard.

But hey, it could be worse.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 17, 2016, 11:56:06 am
Mom ....

I could say the same thing about
Accounting and Bookkeeping !

Since computers are what I know
and understand best!   

Sandy
:idiot2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 17, 2016, 12:13:34 pm
Good afternoon everyone, another beautiful day, with no wind.

Patricia, great reading. thanks I am there.

Deedee, I know what you are talking about with the thumbs, as I have basil cell arthitis in both.  cannot open jars, have to have neighbor do it.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on April 17, 2016, 12:32:21 pm
Good morning....snow is still coming down and I can say that we have nearly 18" so far.  I hope it will start to taper off soon as the poor trees are really heavy laiden.  Many limbs have broken....so sad.  Bob continues to go out and shake off the really low ones. 

Enjoy a wonderful day.

Jenny
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 17, 2016, 01:58:07 pm
Jenny, it is hard for me to realize you having over a foot of snow when we are having temperatures in the high 70s.  While it may be pretty , snow is very unwelcome at this time of the year. 

Dot and I did our usual Sunday activity â€" church, then OTB. 

Tom is still ailing but just left to go find something for breakfast.  He doesn’t feel like fixing something for himself and I don’t feel up to fixing something, either.  It doesn’t do for both of us to be ailing at the same time.

Larry, I have a black and white laser printer that I like very much.  I do not do any color printing.

Mary Ann



Title: Re: THUMBS
Post by: MaryPage on April 17, 2016, 03:24:13 pm
Oh, Sandy, you are so right!  We all have different talents, but still, I am in awe of your understanding of the world of computers.

I do love my color printer.  Have had one for over seven years now.  It has been essential in putting together my geography books, but oh so wonderful for printing out my favorites of the many pictures of the great grandchildren family members email me.  My fridge is practically papered with them.

Jenny, I have thought about you while watching the news of the April snows you are enduring.

WHAT is basil cell arthritis?  My thumbs are arthritic something fierce, and so I am interested in asking my rheumatologist about that!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 17, 2016, 03:39:27 pm
The mother Eagle is still gone from the Nest leaving the 2 babies.  Been gone all day. Scary as last year I was watching one nest and another Eagle came and killed the young while the parents were gone.  They left it on for awhile showing it happening.  I suppose the babies are screeching right now. It looks like it. or the could be wanting to be fed.

Beautiful day here again. Had warm and sunshine for last 4 days. Hope it keeps it up.
Saw and heard that out North West they are having some really heavy snow storms.
Skiing should be still in full force . Made a lot of money this year.
MaryAnn
The beach is showing really busy at Grand Surf today.  People in swim suits and in the water so you must be having it nice and warm also
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 17, 2016, 05:04:58 pm
Hi Everyone
Been out all day, must read the posts later as going to watch the English football highlights.

Kelly
Title: Re: ANITA HILL
Post by: MaryPage on April 17, 2016, 05:38:36 pm
If you get HBO, this is the night they are showing CONFIRMATION at seven Eastern Time.  All about Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas.  The critics are liking it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 17, 2016, 05:49:33 pm
I repeat:

"A terrible time in our history,  again!"

Sandy
:coolsmiley:


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 17, 2016, 06:53:17 pm
Hi Larry
Regarding low blood sugars (hypos), i have had one when I was driving, but it was when I was about to park the car.

And I passed out when in Nassau on holiday with one. 

I have type 2, but it is low numbers that affect me.

kelly


Kelly, my former neighbor had occasional bouts with very low sugar numbers, including one time when he was driving and his wife had to take control of the car.  He would just lose touch with reality until his sugar level was brought back up.  He used an insulin pump.  My daughter also had a few bouts with low numbers but usually the problem was the high numbers. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 17, 2016, 07:37:39 pm
Good evening

MaryPage, basil cell arthitis is when the cartilage in bones of the thumb wear away,  I have it in both thumbs.  I have had shots, but now at 92 I have learn to live with it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 17, 2016, 08:58:20 pm
Good Night Everyone

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 18, 2016, 08:19:05 am
Hi everyone on a bright and sunny 52 degree morning here in South Carolina but headed up to 82 degrees this afternoon.  I have for me a busy day ahead.  This morning I need to get to the Post Office and then want to look at new laser printers and will also buy ink for my HP printer.  Then at noon I have a meeting and plan on a quick stop at COSTCO on my way home for a couple of items.  Then this evening is our monthly men's meeting at church.  Pat has her Circle meeting this morning at church.

Yesterday morning we had an unusual experience.  Pat had turned off the TV and gone to the kitchen area when the TV came back on by itself.  She tried to turn it off and couldn't and I had the same results.  Most of the remote control keys also wouldn't work including mute or lowering the volume but could change channels.  We had to leave to get to Sunday School so just left it on.  When I got home I did a Google search on this problem and found that I just needed to unplug it and it would reset itself.  The TV sits on the mantel above the fireplace and the plug in is almost to the top of the TV.  I got the step stole and was able to unplug it and put an extension cord into which I plugged the TV so I won't have to climb up if this happens again.  Now the TV seems to be fine. 

MarsGal, I wouldn't even attempt to do yard work again.  Sometimes just walking around the outside of my house can be almost too much for me.  However, I am looking forward to trying my hand at the container gardening.  We need to get the additional plants and get everything in the ground this week.  Sorry that the arthritis in your back gives you such a time.

Sandy, you had better experience with your printer than I have had the last couple of days.  My problem is what is built into the printer and the ink cartridges.

deedee, it sounds like you have made a wise decision to avoid the gardening this year. 

Jenny, that storm has exceeded the predicted amount of snow.  I hope has now passed your area and the thawing can now begin. 

Mary Ann, when I was doing the work for the Senior Games they got me a laser printer.  Of course, when I gave up that work I also had to pass on the laser printer.  I never had a problem with it. 

MaryPage, I could easily do with just a black and white printer but Pat often prints out things related to quilting and wants the color printing.  I do not print out pictures.

JeanneP, the animal kingdom often seems very cruel but it is nature way.  I hope the baby eaglets survive and the parents have returned.

Kelly, hope your team won the English football game or games you have been watching.  I am assuming you have a favorite team.  Do you keep something with you to eat to get your blood sugar back up when you get that sinking feeling?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 18, 2016, 12:51:24 pm
Quote from: larryhanna on April 18, 2016, 08:19:05 am

--Yesterday morning we had an unusual experience.  Pat had turned off the TV and gone to the kitchen area when the TV came back on by itself.  She tried to turn it off and couldn't and I had the same results. 

--it sounds like you have made a wise decision to avoid the gardening this year. 

--I could easily do with just a black and white printer but Pat often prints out things related to quilting and wants the color printing.  I do not print out pictures.

--the animal kingdom often seems very cruel but it is nature way.  I hope the baby eaglets survive and the parents have returned.

--Do you keep something with you to eat to get your blood sugar back up when you get that sinking feeling?


Larry, I've had the television (fault of the cable box, fault of the so-called 'smart' tv, who knows) turn off on me at odd times. If all else fails, and I've taken to 'chatting' with Samsung or FIOS (I never call, the phone tree dries me bonkers), they usually have me unplug from the wall and wait, then plug it back in. A hard restart, like a computer.

Technology is SO brilliant now, isn't it? Yeah, right.

Yes on the gardening, although I wish I could say I could stop myself completely from doing this and that. However, at least now I know what motions are going to cause agonizing pain.

I tried a Brother laser printer, and wasn't thrilled with the idea of toner. I then switched back to an HP printer, after my first one had lasted 10 years (obviously this one won't) and found that it would shut off all by itself in the interest of saving power. Now, since I couldn't care less about saving power, I 'chatted' with one rep. He said there was no way to override. I then escalated to corporate and in the meantime 'chatted' with another rep. Oh sure, he said, just hit this, this and this on the (now digital) screen and override the shut off. So, the reps aren't even given the same education. Isn't that great?

I've avoided those live animal cams since the one I tried with hummingbird babies. I was furious when the mother abandoned the babies and the aunt was abusing them. The monitor said they couldn't intervene until the very last. Well, they finally did and the babies were saved. I think it's BS that monitors can't intervene, and hope someone helps the baby eagles before they die. Nature is cruel, but humans are more cruel.

I only have moderate low blood sugar, but have to eat every few hours or I, in my words, "zone out".
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 18, 2016, 02:35:25 pm
Would you all think good thoughts?  My oldest daughter <Roxanne> fell in the shower Friday and hurt herself.  She went to ER and they said she had a cracked rib and sent her home.  Sat. morning she woke having trouble breathing and could not move.  Called  911 and is back in the Hospital on oxygen.  She cannot talk so just wrote me a hasty email.  Nee all your good thoughts, please.?
Title: Re: ROXANNE
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 02:59:56 pm
Good grief!  I wonder what happened.  Could a rib have punctured a lung?  Is that even possible?  I don't blame you for being upset, but do take SOME comfort in that she has gone back to find out what has taken place.  Hoping for the best here in Annapolis!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 18, 2016, 03:07:27 pm
I wonder if Roxanne had a hematoma? I had a friend with similar symptoms and that's what it was. I am thinking good thoughts for her and for you Joan. Its good that she is feeling well enough to email and that she is under a doctor's care, think positive!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 18, 2016, 03:35:45 pm
Good Afternoon Everyone, 
from the sunny, getting warmer,  rocky
coast of Maine.

Larry
This would be a good opportunity to decorate 
your extension cord with feathers,  or something
to hide it!   (giggle)

With this "cutting of the cable tv cord",  I  am
learning a lot.    My son is going to come over
tomorrow to walk me through it.     I hope to
do all the work myself so I will know what
I am doing.    And he can be  here ICE!

Have a good day,  everyone!
Sandy
:crazy2:

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 18, 2016, 03:42:15 pm
UPDAE: one rib broken, no way to fix.  No punctures so that is good.  She is still on oxygen and they say they want to keep her for another 2 or 3 days.  She wrote me said she is breathing better and they have given her something for pain.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 18, 2016, 03:46:10 pm
WJ, you have my prayers for Roxanne.  Hope she gets well soon.

Title: BROKEN RIB
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 04:26:08 pm
I know from experience, albeit it has been over 50 years ago, how extremely painful a broken rib is.  Especially when you breathe, which is most of the time.  And no, there is nothing they can do about it, really, except let time heal it.  They did do me a lot of help by making a special (special for each and every person with a broken rib) sort of belt like corset that fit right around my body and kept the pain down from what it was without the corset because it held the rib in place.  In other words, the rib did not breath in and out with me as screamingly painfully, albeit it was bad enough.  I do hope Roxanne will get through this ordeal and be perfectly fine once more.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: SCFSue on April 18, 2016, 05:32:01 pm
Western Joan, I had a cracked rib years ago.  It was painful, but there was nothing to do for it.  So I just hurt a lot until it healed and I tried not to complain--but hey sometimes I just had to express myself.  I hope your daughter's rib will heal quickly. 

Sue
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 18, 2016, 05:35:51 pm
Joan, I hope all goes well for Roxanne.  I am sure she is in great pain.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 18, 2016, 06:39:50 pm
J0AN, I join with the other folks here, with prays for Roxanne.  I know there is not much they can do. When my husband broke his, the doctor put tape around, and he was in more pain from that as he was allergic to the tape, and takeing it off, was horrible.

Hi everyone else, we had a beautiful day, went to 80, I had the doors and windows open, plus the overhead fan on.

MaryAnn, I hope Tom is feeling better.
I will be so glad when we have spell check back.
Title: BROKEN RIB
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 07:09:34 pm
I wonder why tape was put right on his skin.  They made a sort of corset belt for me that buckled and tied and held that rib in place.  I could take it off to shower, and just throw it away when I was healed, although I remember holding on to it for a while longer before I did that.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 18, 2016, 07:32:23 pm
Hi WesternJoan
Thinking of your Daughter Roxanne, hope the pain from the broken rib will lessen for her soon.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on April 18, 2016, 07:42:20 pm
W.Joan, I too am praying for Roxanne's healing, and hopefully they can give her something for the pain. I was told by a doctor that healing is much slower when one has severe pain. Does Roxanne have someone at home to be with her when she is dismissed. It must have been frightening to have to make the return trip to the hospital.
Title: BOOK ARRIVED
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 08:43:41 pm
The Cooper/Vanderbilt book arrived today, and I dropped everything else and started reading it.  I have to tell you, I am surprised at the sense of light and love that infuses it.  It is a precious book, a lovely book, an extremely well written book, and leaves a sense of a beautiful experience after finishing it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 18, 2016, 09:10:54 pm
MaryPage, did both of them write the book or just one.  And how large is the print.  It sounds like a book I'd like to read but I have trouble with ordinary print now - old age, you know!

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 18, 2016, 09:54:46 pm
Goodnight everyone

Kelly
Title: VERY EASY TO READ
Post by: MaryPage on April 18, 2016, 10:40:01 pm
Mary Ann, they both wrote it.  It is not told as a narrator telling a story about these people.

Basically, it is the story of the entire life of Gloria Vanderbilt, Poor Little Rich Girl.  And she tells her story.  She is a truly gifted writer.  She thinks like a poet.  So they use one font for her writing.  And then Anderson sticks his two cents worth in, and they put that in a different font.  And the whole story goes back and forth, being told by her, with his memories and/or questions following each of her bits and pieces. Both fonts are ordinary sized.  Perhaps the book is or will be available in large print.  It is a smallish book.  Not terribly small, but smaller than a regular size. 

It is so interesting, as it is like one long conversation going on between the two of them.  I was interested to note that Anderson alone holds the copyright.  Also, it is his words that end the book, beautifully and with great simplicity.  I have already read the last two pages several times, because it takes my breath away each time.  The love between this mother and son is palpable.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 18, 2016, 10:43:25 pm
W. Joan - I hope Roxanne feels better soon. If she lives alone it's good they kept her in the hospital. I never knew how bad rib pain can be till I had lung surgery. They explained that they remove part of a rib (I can still tell where that is 7 years later!) and literally stretch your ribs apart to reach the lung. The surgery is done through your back. The post-surgical pain was unbearable because they found that I couldn't take morphine or any of the opiate drugs. Tylenol doesn't do much! :( If Roxanne has a recliner at home she may find it more comfortable to sleep there. I couldn't lie down in bed for weeks. Good thoughts and prayers going her way!

Larry - We have a situation we could remedy but so far haven't bothered.  :) If we use the remote to turn the fan/light in our bedroom off/on, the fan in our computer room will turn off/on. They are at opposite ends of the house. At first I was spooked.  I also had a strange happening with my TV one night. I had the PBS channel on and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't change channels. We did the same as you.........unplugged the TV.

Hope you all have a good night.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 18, 2016, 11:14:01 pm
Thank you all for your good thoughts, prayers and well wishes.  Rox just called me and is doing better.  Lots of pain and she doesn't dare sneeze or cough.  Two more days and she will be going home.  She has someone that cleans her apt, a friend is feeding her cats, and all will be well soon.  They figure in about 5 weeks she should not have any trouble with the rib at all.  Gads I feel better too.  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 19, 2016, 05:22:43 am
Good morning everyone

Kelly
Title: TAKING A DAY TRIP
Post by: MaryPage on April 19, 2016, 09:35:10 am
Good morning, Kelly.

I have just broken my fast with a bowl of steelcut oatmeal with frozen blueberries and half & half.  My decaf has a little caramel creamer added.  Feeling great!

Greg will pick me up in a little while and take me over the bay to Chestertown.  He will return me late this afternoon.  It is a beautiful day out of doors.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 19, 2016, 10:17:39 am
Ahhh, TV's and remotes.  Some years back, when my Granddaughters were young ladies and mischievous they were staying overnight and I went to bed early and was watching tv in my bedroom.  All of a sudden the channel changed, couldn't figure that out, so I changed it back.  a few minutes latter it changed again.  Well this went on for a few minutes and then I heard the giggling.   My TV's are the same brand and use the same type of remote and you can see our TV down a long hallway from the doorway to our den.  Yep, the girls would go into the hallway and change my TV.  Who said kids don't have smarts.  And know how to wart Grandad.

:2funny:

And a good morning to all. 

WJ happy to see you daughter improving.

Beverly, you made my ribs throb.  I broke a rib when I was a kid and they taped it up.  And I broke out with a rash under the tape.  I would take my ruler and scratch it and Mother finally took me back to doctor, who wasn't happy about me breaking the tape loose, so he removed the tape and what a rash I had.  Anyhow he took Mentholatum and soaked it.  Now that got my attention.  I still swear he was getting even with me for messing with his work.  He just left the tape off and let it finish healing.  After warning me to take care or I could puncture the lung.

   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 19, 2016, 10:21:54 am
Hi everyone on a beautiful morning with the expected temperature to reach 90 this afternoon.  As of now I expect to stay home today although we need to make a quick trip to a nearby nursery and get another tomato plant and some herbs and get them planted.  Yesterday was a very busy day.  We had a very good steak dinner at our men's meeting last night.  I did get new ink that cost almost $100 but the printer is working again. I did order  a new Brother's Laser printer that will be here next week. 

deedee, I am now set where I can easily unplug my TV if I have the restarting or sudden turning off problem again.  Electronic can get messed up and needs a fresh start from time to time.  Just now experienced this with my computer and had to do a hard shutdown and reboot.  The toner cartridges are large and each one is suppose to print about 2,500 pages which will cover my daily printing needs for a long time. 

Joan, so sorry about Roxanne's fall and now hospitalization.  How frightening to have trouble breathing.  The pain of a broken rib is enough.  Hope she won't need to be hospitalized for very long but see it will be another two or three days.  Sure glad there were no punctures.

Beverly, from what I found on an internet search these types of problem, i.e., turning on and off or being unable to change a channel is not too uncommon, which is comforting.  Just unplugging is a reasonable solution if you can get to where the TV is plugged in and fortunately I could. 

MaryPage, sure hope you enjoy your outing. 

Sandy, the extension cord is hidden behind the TV as we have a recessed space in the wall.  However, there is a space below the TV and the mantel and Pat does have some little artificial roses strung along it so you don't see under it where some other equipment is located. 

Hal, I bet your granddaughters got a great kick out of changing your TV channels. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 19, 2016, 10:48:28 am
Good Morning Everyone from the cloudy
but warm,  Rocky Coast of Maine. 

I went over this morning to Time Warner with
my cable box in hand,   and came home with it
still in hand.   

But,  they dropped my cable bill $75.   
That was enough for me to reconsider dropping
it completely.   

My son Paul was with me and he thought
that I had made the right choice.    If
I decide in a couple of months to get drop
it again and save even more,   I will do so. 

The key the man said is to go over to they
yearly are renegotiate ...     

How about that!!!! 
Sandy
:uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 19, 2016, 12:10:50 pm
Thanks Hal & Larry.  She is doing better.   Pain is nothing new to her, just this seems to be pretty bad/  She sounds good so hope all will be well now.  Mom is doing better today also.  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 19, 2016, 12:33:56 pm
Quote from: Sandy on April 19, 2016, 10:48:28 am
Good Morning Everyone from the cloudy
but warm,  Rocky Coast of Maine. 

I went over this morning to Time Warner with my cable box in hand,   and came home with it
still in hand.   

But,  they dropped my cable bill $75.  That was enough for me to reconsider dropping
it completely.   

My son Paul was with me and he thought that I had made the right choice.    If
I decide in a couple of months to get drop it again and save even more,   I will do so. 

The key the man said is to go over to they yearly are renegotiate ...     

How about that!!!! 
Sandy
:uglystupid2:



You know why everything is negotiable, Sandy? Because you threatened to dump them.

I was going to say that once you dropped them, they would be calling you to start up with them again at a lower price.

Isn't it wonderful how they don't care unless you are no longer their customer?

Bottom line, they're all crooks.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on April 19, 2016, 12:36:33 pm
W.Joan, tell Roxanne if she has to cough or sneeze to hug a pillow tight to her chest, that will ease any chest pain. They may have already told her that in the hospital.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 19, 2016, 01:04:43 pm
Thanks June, I told her and she said the Hospital told her that too.  They gave her a rolled up blanket and she is still on oxygen but she sounds 100 percent better.  Seems she had Pneumonia to make matters worse but is doing well..
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 19, 2016, 02:00:13 pm
Joan, it sounds like Roxanne's body ganged up on her!  :tickedoff: But I am so glad she has been able to find help and declare a ceasefire.  :thumbup:

Still partly cloudy here but tomorrow is expected to be sunny so I plan to both, go up to the University to try a few photos of the Alaska Range, including Denali as well as going to the wildlife sanctuary where the swans, ducks and geese have returned. I have a Nikon SLR so I hope for some nice photos.

The issues are that the mountains are usually clouded over, 20,237' Denali is tall enough to make its own weather as is Mt. Hunter and MT. Deborah so its a luck of the draw to get good photos locally. Anchorage and the S. E. portion of the state are very different as they sit at the range's feet instead of viewing them from a distance of 100 miles.

And the wildlife sanctuary is just so large in acreage that I haven't been the past couple of years due to my bad knees. But I am determined to go and see what I can do.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 19, 2016, 03:18:00 pm
Patricia, when Jim and I were in Alaska in 2006 (was it that long ago?) Denali was under a cloud.  Jim took a helicopter ride and it was still clouded over, so we did not see it.  Close but no cigar!

Tom and I just returned from lunch at Subway.  I get one with nearly everything except cucumbers.  Tom orders it so I don't really know what is in it, but it tastes good. 

We're kind of overcast today but the temperature is 50 degrees now - sweater weather and I like it that way.

This morning I let the cat out on the deck, then went about my business and forgot about him.  I finally did remember where he was, let him in and he was very glad to get inside.

Mary Ann
Title: ROXANNE
Post by: MaryPage on April 19, 2016, 07:34:28 pm
Well now, the pneumonia explains why Roxanne reacted as she did.  I could not relate it to just the broken rib.  All is explained and clear.  May she have a very speedy and full recovery.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 19, 2016, 07:57:43 pm
Hi WesternJoan
Glad to her Roxanne is feeling a bit better and you are as well.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 19, 2016, 08:37:10 pm
Thanks Kelly

MaryPage,  yes, I wondered about that also.  Seems they did not know right away until X-rays showed it.  Glad she is being taken care of,  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 19, 2016, 09:38:33 pm
Good news about Roxanne, Joan.

This morning I played bocce-golf and didn't accomplish much the rest of the day. I have been looking for my high school yearbook.........This is the 60th anniversary of my graduating class. My hometown's Facebook page wants the group picture of the class to post on FB. I know I have it SOMEWHERE! There were 25 in my class and only 16 of us are left. Many of us went to school together since the first grade and several of us still stay in touch.

Good night all!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 20, 2016, 05:22:19 am
Good morning Everyone

And enjoy you day

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 20, 2016, 08:32:56 am
Beverly, it's been 75 years since I graduated from high school.  At our ages (90s) it seems we are dwindling fast.  We had 255 in our class and I think there is an obit every week of someone from our class or those on either side.  Scary.  I hope you find your yearbook.  I have most of the yearbooks from the time my dad started teaching at our high school; he was the yearbook advisor and I've kept the books since he died.  The school had an ample supply but our high school since has been closed and assigned to another school group.  Sad.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 20, 2016, 09:25:42 am
Hi everyone on this Wednesday morning.  Nothing too stressful on the agenda for today.  Pat and plan on going to the nursery for some plants and perhaps a quick stop at COSTCO for a couple of items.  Then this evening we have our Wednesday night dinner and tonight it is Shepard's Pie as the main dish.  We are coming down to the last few weeks of these dinners before the summer break.  We do look forward to some time with Scott.

Sandy, that was quite a drop in your cable bill. 

Joan, no wonder Roxanne needed oxygen as the pneumonia was affecting her lungs.  Sure glad she is feeling better and you are feeling better about the situation.   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 20, 2016, 11:22:28 am
Good morning Larry

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 20, 2016, 12:25:55 pm
Larry, thanks, mother and daughter are doing much better.   :)  Being 2 states away didn't help the situation.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 20, 2016, 12:34:03 pm
It was good to hear, Joan about mother and daughter! I graduated in 1969 and have never gone to a reunion. They always seem to have many high priced events spread out over a three day  weekend and I never had the time, money or inclination. We had almost 400 in our graduating class, almost sixty percent boys and over two thirds never came home from Vietnam so the reunions are almost all female oriented.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 20, 2016, 02:21:18 pm
Angel, I graduated in 1951 and also never went to a class reunion.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 20, 2016, 03:06:05 pm
I graduated om 1941 and we lost several to WW II.  I attended one reunion before the 50th, then we had them every five years until our 70th, our last.  I went to them because the reunions were held at a golf course near here.  Other than the 50th when we had a three-day affair all were dinners at the golf course.  We did not have expensive additions to the reunions, although things did cost - such as breakfast on Sunday morning.  I think the Friday night "get acquainted" affair was free, maybe even paid for by the school. 

Tom, Terry, Dot and I had lunch together today; Jan is ill.  Terry said she has the same thing Tom has had.  They have not been in the same room for a week. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 20, 2016, 09:51:28 pm
I just got back from the University and the wildlife sanctuary. My knees surprisingly seem to be okay but my feet hurt and feel flattened. I walked altogether 6 miles today but only the University was up and downhills although on pavement. The sanctuary was in moss and tussocks but the rougher parts had boardwalk.

I'll do photos tonight or tomorrow. I did err in that they were having a day for the Girls and Boys Clubs so you know there was no wildlife in the back acreage showing. The public areas total ten acres, back trails and public viewing while the remainder, around 2700 acres, are private for breeding and other happenings.

Here, Joan and MaryAnn;  for reunions, they have a get together lunch at the country club, dinner on one of the river paddle boats and a following cocktail hour on Sunday. So that is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, different clothes, expenses and extras. I was born in July 1951.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 21, 2016, 06:11:55 am
Good morning everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 21, 2016, 07:36:27 am
Such a young one you are, Patricia :D but a well organized one.  The sanctuary sounds a great place for nature. Is there lots of water there all year round?
Title: ON TODAY'S LIST
Post by: MaryPage on April 21, 2016, 08:03:30 am
That was my first reaction, as well:  "My, but she is young!"

Well, ANYthing or one is younger than I.  I find it is all relative.

Today is go to the dentist day, tra la!  There is just about nothing I hate as much as going to the dentist, with the possible exception of ironing, but I bribe myself into looking at it brightly by taking myself to a scrumptious breakfast afterwards at The Main Ingredient.  Anything goes!

So I am off to fill this days appointment.  Then home to an old lady nap.  Later comes that tedious job of refilling all those little plastic compartments for my daily pills for the next week.  Ain't Life exciting!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 21, 2016, 08:08:20 am
Hi everyone on a clear and beautiful morning.  Today will involve my normal Thursday morning activities except I will not be picking up the fellow to take to coffee as he told me last night he has other plans for today.  I have two or three small errands to take care of beside coffee and going to the Wisdom group at Church.  Scott joined us for dinner at Church and then came out but didn't stay more than an hour as he wasn't feeling good.  His doctor put him on some new medicine and he thinks it may explain why his muscles are aching.  He was going to stop by the pharmacy on his way home and talk witht he pharmacist about it.

Patricia, I graduated for high school is 1959 and think I have only attended two of the reunions.  The last was my 40th since graduating.  The high school was moved to another town the year after I graduated and as far as I know they have stopped having the reunions now. Our reunion was just a Saturday afternoon with a meal and a program.  I did enjoy seeing my old classmates.  We only had six in my graduating class.  That was a long walk you had yesterday--good for you but sound like all but your feet had a good time.

MaryPage, I have to agree with you on the dentist but I just keep in mind that it won't last too long and hopefully that will be it for 6 months.  I don't mind the ironing as Pat does it but I do know how to iron as did it growing up.  Hope your reward breakfast was very tasty.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 21, 2016, 09:14:39 am
I went to two reunions...
The fifth one,  I was in red hot pants and
white boots,  and the fifteenth,  I was nine
months pregnant. 

Oh how the mighty have falling ...
Ha ha
Sandy
:uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 21, 2016, 09:30:16 am
Good morning.........I didn't start the day well. I still have remnants of the sinus/allergy headache that started around 5 a.m.

Larry - I thought Chape's graduating class of 15 was small! You have that beat with only six. My town had a population of 2000 and we also had students from some of the smaller surrounding towns. The school is a three story building (built of marble quarried in town) with grades 1-12. My father graduated from there, also, and we had some of the same teachers.

Like most of you, I've always hated going to the dentist. I'm in the long process now of doing  an implant. The tooth is out, the implant is in, and soon I'll have the temporary "flipper" to fill in the vacant space. Since it's a front tooth I avoid smiling in public at all costs!  :) I won't be getting the permanent crown for 3 to 6 months.

I'm younger than some of you, but at 78 I'm pushing 80!  ;) All my children are old enough to live here in The Villages.

We are having the most beautiful weather. I wish it could be like this all the time.

Hope everyone has a great day.



Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 21, 2016, 10:05:10 am
I never went to any of my reunions.  My school at 3000 students was bigger than some of your towns ;D.  Our class started with about 1000 students and 800 or so graduated.  With that many kids, you only knew a small fraction  of them.  There was only about 200 or so at the last reunion five years ago.

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 21, 2016, 11:01:11 am
MaryTX, I can't imagine a class of 1000 students.  We had 255 and there are less than 40 still living.  Our entire school had only 1500 students and that included the 7th and 8th grades as we had no middle school in our part of town.

I think Norm's class was about the same size.  He graduated in 1947.

Mary Ann
Title: CLASS OF 1947
Post by: MaryPage on April 21, 2016, 11:20:09 am
I graduated from High School in 1947.  It was a private, all girls school, and we were the largest class ever to graduate.  There were sixteen of us.  I went to our 50th reunion in 1997.  There were only 10 of us left then, and now we are down to 4, and one is deep into dementia and the other two are not as well as I am!  And hey, I'm not all that good!  C'est la vie!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 21, 2016, 01:55:15 pm
Our high school was one of two, the other being Catholic. When I started school, I went to Main which was the only school in town other than the Catholic private schools. When I was beginning fourth grade, they built a new high school for grades 9th through 12th.

So I went to Main for kindergarten through eighth grade and then on to Lathrop. The town was only about twenty thousand in population and only two military bases back then. Now there is a school for elementary or junior high in each neighborhood it seems and there are three high schools for freshman through seniors, not counting the ones on bases.

There are many alternatives as well today. We have church run schools, charter schools, home schooled and probably others I'm not aware of.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 21, 2016, 02:15:23 pm
I feel young in my mind, Bubble and MaryPage, but the creaks, groans and pains of my body do not agree! I do plan to getting out more as I am losing weight and need the exercise and do not know how many of my pains and arthritis are due to my weight or actual issues. I am now only 36 pounds to goal having lost 27.

The sanctuary lies next to the Chena river however many of the ponds are only there until about the end of June. Others the size of lakes are there only if there is adequate snow fall during the previous winter. It is a land of mystery, having both permafrost and land types going back to the stone age. I am so glad that dairy farmer Charlie Creamer saw the beauty of the land and deeded it to the town as an animal sanctuary rather then selling it for a profit or development.

Some of the animals have been stopping off there to breed or to rest before going further north for centuries and some of them would have no other place to go. The sanctuary plows the ground and plants barley and other grain for the birds and uses no herbicides but depends on volunteer manual labor to stay organic if you will. So many of the bird population returns to Alaska each summer from all over the world and the majority come through Creamer's Field, the sanctuary.

New Zealand has a yearly festival for the return of the Godwits, a small bird each year. They return there after spending the summer here at the sanctuary and Monarch butterflies make a three year journey to and from the sanctuary so it is important, not just to us.

Its a magical place and Fairbanks has grown up and surrounded it so its still being there untouched is a miracle to Charlie and his dreams and forethought.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 21, 2016, 03:50:39 pm
Patricia, the sanctuary sounds like a place I'd like to visit, however, I wouldn't be able to walk around.  I too am young in mind, but my body aches and pains tell me otherwise.  Congratulations on losing weight. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 21, 2016, 07:47:02 pm
For Bubble and others who may be interested; from the sanctuary.

"Ice age conditions 10,000 to 70,000 years ago shaped the land we know today as Creamer's Field. Despite its frozen condition, there's life in the frozen wetlands. Snow covers the ground from October to April providing a layer of insulation. Beneath this blanket many small animals over winter. Thick coats of fur or feathers protect animals above ground.

Suddenly there's water in the wetlands! As spring temperatures rise, snow melts, run off water floods the wetlands, creating a seasonal pond. The permafrost frozen soil beneath the pond acts as a seal holding the water. Plants and animals flourish in this watery world.

By mid June, the frozen ground thaws and the water seeps into the earth. The dry surface hides a moist rich soil below. Rapidly growing vegetation provides food and cover for wildlife."

Note that some of these ponds do not exist in a very dry season or if there is little snow and some of these "ponds" may cover an acre or so.

There are three public trails, one is the wetlands, one is through a Boreal forest and one is through the back of the farmer's fields, creating a different view of the public viewing areas that are normally viewed from the lot just off the sanctuary road in.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 21, 2016, 09:42:28 pm
If you would like to see my photos from yesterday of the Alaska Range and of the wildlife sanctuary, you may click on the following link.

https://goo.gl/photos/jgXRnpKt5UEHRRnP6

To see the photos in more detail in a larger size, click on the first one and follow the right prompts. Since I was so far from the mountains, geese, swans, etc. full size is better and will not overwhelm your viewing.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 21, 2016, 10:09:08 pm
Patricia, nice pictures of the Sanctuary.  Looks like it was a nice day for your visit.  Especially liked the one with the goose sitting on top of the car.  Lots of very interesting scenes. Lots of some interesting shaped trees, also.   You did a great job.

Thanks for sharing your visit.

Joy
Title: PATRICIA'S PICTURES
Post by: MaryPage on April 22, 2016, 12:13:22 am
Oh, PATRICIA, thank you SO much.  The pictures are marvelous, as are your descriptions.

We here in Chesapeake country are a resting place for wild fowl heading north for the summer and south for the winter.  James Michener wrote about this in his book, "CHESAPEAKE."  He got a lot of stuff wrong in that book, but then he was not from here.  He had a method to writing his books that involved moving to that part of the country or the world for weeks or months and gathering all the information he could on 3x5 file cards with the help of research assistants.  Then he would block out the book and fill in the stuff that tied the local information together.  I have heard natives from other places say he got a lot wrong in their books, too.  But he was accurate about the thousands upon thousands of geese and other critters that use Maryland as a seasonal motel while migrating, especially our flat Eastern Shore.  You pronounce that "Easton Show."

PATRICIA, I would dearly love to walk down that path between the birches!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 22, 2016, 01:26:19 am
I'm very happy that those who saw the photos enjoyed them. I think having a sanctuary with available grain is one reason why you don't see the geese around town and they are also protected against man and dogs.

The land is full of gullies and tussocks and that area is almost the same as it was all those thousands of years ago BECAUSE it has not been developed! The trees are like that because underneath, the ground has frozen, melted refroze and melted again so many times that they cannot set down a good root system and that is why so many have fallen or  leaned so much. You have to look at the boreal forest as a moment in time.

On the Alaska Range, I'm sorry I don't have a lens to bring them closer but some of the mountains are large enough to show up. I was unhappy to see the photo I had of 3 or4 helicopters buzzing around the mountains came out blurry and had to be discarded. Its the same way with the geese, several photographers had these huge lens that needed their own tripods but I do not have the money for that.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 22, 2016, 05:18:04 am
Good morning from the Isle of Man.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 22, 2016, 06:13:17 am
Patricia, thank you so much for sharing that beautiful place (very different from Jack's lovely one!) and also for the detailed description you gave.  It was a very interesting read.
It would be a dream to be able to visit.  It also would be a good place for doing some painting. Oh... imagine!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 22, 2016, 09:54:33 am
Hi everyone on a cloudy with a 60% chance of rain this afternoon and we are headed to the low 80's also.  Yesterday turned out to be a bit quieter than I had anticipated as at coffee I found out that our Wisdom group had been cancelled because the Pastor had been called out of town.  I came home and hooked up the garden hoses and watered the flowers and bushes in front and then hooked up the back hose and watered the plants we have purchased for the containers, which I need to get planted today. 

The housekeeper is due this morning and it has been almost three weeks since she was here as she came early last time to clean before my sister and BIL arrived.  Likely we will go out to eat a late lunch and may go to Ruby Tuesday's as they are having buy one salad bar and get the other free since today is Earth Day.  Otherwise it should be a quiet day at home.

The UPS truck was just here and delivered my new laser printer and also some new equipment from Comcast.  So I have a couple of things to do I had planned on doing.  It keeps life interesting since we don't know what each day may bring.

Beverly, I don't think in all my life experiences I have run across a smaller graduating class (except perhaps earlier classes in my high school.  I grew up in a rural area of NW Missouri and there were other small high schools around that may have had similar small classes but if so I never heard of it.  When I went to college I was apprehensive as to whether I could compete or not but found I had no problem and did very well in college. 

MaryTx, while there were disadvantages in going to such a small school as I did there were also many advantages like being on the school newspaper and annual staff, being in plays and other activities.  If it hadn't been for those things I would have been pretty bored in high school.  My wife went to a school like yours where you could be lost int he crowd without much difficulty. 

MaryPage, going to a private school was a great opportunity for you and obviously gave you a sound base for your education.

Patricia, it sounds like you are having great progress on your weight program.  Keep up the good work.  Interesting information on Creamer's Field. Beautiful pictures that bring back some memories of the two years we lived in Alaska.  I liked the one with the goose on top of the car and also the birds surrounding the photographers.  That is a very nice photo essay to go with the description you shared with us.

Good morning Joy and Bubble and anyone else I did not address this morning.  Good afternoon Kelly. 

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 22, 2016, 11:38:56 am
Hi Larry
Good day to you.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: FlaJean on April 22, 2016, 12:35:26 pm
I really enjoyed your photos, Angel.  As Joy said, that goose sitting on the car was great!  Good photography work.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 22, 2016, 12:50:59 pm
Good Morning from another sunny Interior!

Again, I thank you for your enjoyable comments on my descriptions and photos! Speaking of painters, they are everywhere you go here. When I was wondering along the back trails I would often stumble along a painter with their stool and portable easel. One I suddenly noticed when he waved from some further bushes.I asked if I was in his way, to which he replied; "No problem, if you are, I'll just paint you in!"

In the phone book's yellow pages, there are eleven just for professional photographers and probably that many or more for painters. Those using photography or painting as a hobby are probably twice that.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 22, 2016, 12:58:07 pm
Hi angel
From a sunny Isle of Man

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 22, 2016, 01:14:29 pm
Hello, Kelly, it is 9:13 in the morning here, how are you faring?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 22, 2016, 07:24:16 pm
Hi angel
As I post the message it is Saturday 00.27am, but the S&F clock says Friday 7.22pm.

kelly
Title: NEW BABY
Post by: MaryPage on April 23, 2016, 12:07:05 am
My day has been all topsy turvy and haven't been able to do a thing for fear I'd miss a phone call.  Granddaughter Kathryn went in hospital last night to be induced, as baby was a week late arriving.  It has been, though, a whole month of false alarm, after false alarm, after false alarm, and I was quite worn out before the process was finally REALLY started.

But it was still slow.  My 26th great grandbaby was born at 9:58 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016.  7lbs 6oz and 19½".  No name announced, but she is a sweet little girl.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Oldiesmann on April 23, 2016, 02:27:38 am
Congratulations MaryPage! Quite a large family you've got there :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 23, 2016, 03:13:08 am
Congrats MaryPage, 26 great grands! How many grands do you have?

I feel really poor with only one, but he is a smart cutie. Had his 4th birthday last week end and told me: "Nonna, now I am not a small kid anymore, I am almost big and I want to come and sleep with you.  "  What a charmer he can be. :D
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 23, 2016, 05:56:41 am
Hi Mary Page
Congratulations to you, Granddaughter and baby.

And all your family.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 23, 2016, 08:34:31 am
Hi everyone on an overcast day but sun is suppose to be on the way.  I have a few things I want to accomplish today like taking one of my New Guinea Impatiens back to Lowe's for a replacement or my money back.  It is looking very sickly and not doing well in comparison with the other two I purchased and have treated exactly the same way.  However, I will call before going there to be certain they do guarantee their plants.  We also want to go to the nursery nearby as they are suppose to get a new supply of herbs and other plants today.  I also hope to get all of the plants in the ground today as it shouldn't take very long.  After the housekeeper left yesterday Pat and I went to Ruby Tuesday's for the two for one salad bars and had a good lunch.  I did get my new laser printer installed in my office and now need to get it installed on Pat's laptop and the computer upstairs.  We did have a little rain yesterday afternoon but am going to have to turn on the sprinkler system for watering on Monday.

Patricia, if the painter had put you in his painting and then he became famous you might just be the next Mona Lisa.  :)  Alaska would be a nice place in which to paint.  I do remember how clear the air was up there and then the frost on the fences and other places that sparkled like diamonds. 

MaryPage, congratulations on your 26th great grand baby.  Glad that ordeal is over for your granddaughter. 

Bubble, children at 4 years old are great and can be so entertaining.  You don't spoil him do you?

Good afternoon Kelly.  Hope you have had a nice day.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 23, 2016, 08:35:42 am
Congratulations Mary Page.  Don't envy your birthday list..... ;D
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 23, 2016, 09:23:45 am
larryhanna, Aviv is so spoiled by his parents that I try to be more strict with him, so he learns there are some rules that need to be followed. But over all he is a good boy with a wide heart.
Title: NUMBERS
Post by: MaryPage on April 23, 2016, 09:24:21 am
You're right about that, Hal!  I spend a lot of time (and money) sending cards and checks.  Rarely send presents anymore, unless it is a book sent from on line or a gift certificate.  I am just too old to go out shopping, so I don't.  Chip loves to regale folks with a tall tale about how many cards go out from here and how they send a special postal truck to collect them all.  I never miss a birthday.

Bubble, I have thirteen (13) granddaughters, and not one single grandson.  I JUST counted up, and believe it or not the 26 great grands are evenly divided:  13 boys and 13 girls.  Makes me start to wonder what is going on with that number 13!

Well, I got a good night's sleep last night, finally, and am raring to go.  Slept in until NINE this dark and drizzly morning!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 23, 2016, 09:27:24 am
13 means that you are blessed :)
Title: THIRTEEN
Post by: MaryPage on April 23, 2016, 10:06:19 am
THAT I am, and I know it!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 23, 2016, 10:15:48 am
We have a good friend who we have known for at least 35 years.  Served with him in the Air Force.  They had three children same age as our children.  And the way things have worked out they have not one grandchild.   We have 8 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 23, 2016, 11:15:58 am
MaryPage, how exciting for you! A new great grand baby! It must be nice for you to have so much family as I know you treasure each and every one!

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Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 23, 2016, 11:20:24 am
Hal, you also have a large family and I know that you and yours are close from past posts! You are very lucky!

Larry if that painter had painted me in it would have been Mona Oops as the clothes I was in especially for the rough terrain and the clean but not polished look I was sporting would not have given his work an appeal!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 23, 2016, 01:13:21 pm
Our weather has cooled down a bit yesterday and today.  Imagine we will be back up into the high 80's tho by Monday.

Shirley has been trying to log into S & F but having trouble  I can understand her problem cuz it took me over a week of trying 3 times a day.  Perseverance.  LOL
Title: AVA
Post by: MaryPage on April 23, 2016, 02:07:52 pm
Kathryn has called to tell me her perfect little daughter is to be Ava Mason, and her last name.  My daughter Debi also gave Kathryn the middle name Mason, which is my maiden name.  I am pleased because it ties her to our Virginia ancestry
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 23, 2016, 05:53:39 pm
Congratulations Mom on your new
Great Grand Daughter Ava ....   

In case I didnt' mention it, 
my First Grand Daughter "Fifi", is being
induced next Wednesday.    She is pretty
well grown up for a fetus,  and already
weighs Seven and a half pounds.       

Mom has a bit of high BP,  so  they are
getting things going on Weds.   
(Unless Fifi decides to come earlier)  ...   

There hasn't been a baby in my family
for 13 years.   (Since Maren and Katie)
So we are all looking forward to it.     

I want "Fifi" to call me "GG", 
(for Great Gramma) ...  Now that is what
I want ....   not necessarily what will
happen.    ( But I can hope!) 

Have a good weekend,  everyone!
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 23, 2016, 06:11:59 pm
It must be colder than Illinois at Grand Haven today.  Very few people on the beach.

The Eagles babies are getting so bit.  Not much room in that nest.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 23, 2016, 06:52:13 pm
Not many people  one on the Isle of Man beaches in April!

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 23, 2016, 10:49:45 pm
Congratulations MaryPage on your new great-granddaughter! Ava is a pretty name. One of my greats is Jocelyn Ava Marie

Sandy - Hope all goes well with your granddaughter and "Fifi". When our first great grandchild was born, I announced that hereafter I would be called GiGi, and so it is!  :) I now have seven, two girls and the rest are boys.

When I was expecting our children my husband always referred to them as George or Charlie. Only one was a boy.  In those days we didn't have advance notice.

Bubble - I have seen pictures of Aviv and he is definitely a cutie! One of my g-grands is four and will be five soon.  A woman asked him when he turned four and his answer was "after I was three!"

Larry - Were you able to return your plant? I find that places like Lowe's are quite accommodating.

W. Joan - Do you mean Shirley from Florida? I hope she can get in soon.

Kelly - Come to Florida......People on the beaches year round.  :)

Good night all.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 23, 2016, 11:17:04 pm


Beverly, that's the one.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 24, 2016, 05:22:40 am
Hi Beverly
I have been to Florida to visit the theme parks.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 24, 2016, 08:27:21 am
Hi everyone.  It appears we will be having a lovely day only getting up to 81 degrees this afternoon.  Today is Church Day and pretty sure we will go out to lunch following.  Yesterday turned out to be pretty busy.  I spent at least two hours on the phone with Comcast and was finally advised to take my Gateway box back and get another one, which I did.  I installed it and got all the settings on the computers and TV set and hoped things would be fine.  However, we had the same dropout problem as we tried to watch a movie last night so not sure I accomplished anything.  Guess I will ask for a technician to come out and see if they can accomplish anything.  I also went to Lowe's and exchanged one of my baskets that didn't look well and got another, which is a bright red New Guinea Impatiens plant, a tomato vine cage and some chemical to chase away bugs.  Then on my way back from Comcast I stopped at the plant nursery and got two beautiful hanging baskets for our porch porch and three different herbs to plant.

Bubble, I can't understand why parents do not enforce any or little discipline on their children these days.  I wonder if the next generation will decide that some discipline is wise as this world isn't all about me.

MaryPage, my wife's Aunt used to get and I expect still does gets lots and lots of catalogs as she is not able to shop.  Her husband put up a hers and his mail boxes for delivery.  His was very small and hers was quite large.  I bet your loved ones look forward to receiving the cards from you.  What a beautiful name for that new baby and an honor to you and your heritage.

Hal, I would say you are blessed, as is MaryPage, to have all of those grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sandy, it sounds like you have an exciting week this week awaiting that new GG.

Beverly, I did return the plant and Lowe's was accommodating as long as I had my receipt, which I always save until the credit card is paid and I know I won't be returning something. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 24, 2016, 10:00:16 am
Larry, I consider myself blessed, except when they get too noisy.  And the parents just sit there and don't quieten them down.  When four or five of them get to hollering and acting up...WOW!  Sometimes I don't hold my tongue and tell them to shut up or go outside and play. 

I think parents wont to be buddies before being parents.  Just my opinion....

::)

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 24, 2016, 10:29:12 am
Hal. I have the same problem just with one.  I tell him to be quiet, that rules at Nonna are different from at home and he better remember it. lol
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 24, 2016, 10:38:18 am
Quote from: Beverly on April 23, 2016, 10:49:45 pm


Sandy - Hope all goes well with your granddaughter
and "Fifi". When our first great grandchild was born,
I announced that hereafter I would be called GiGi,
and so it is!  :) I now have seven, two girls and the
rest are boys.





Good Sunday Morning from the Sunny and
Early Spring Like,  Rocky coast of Maine.   

Bev,
I told Kelly that I wanted to be called  "GG", 
but "GiGi"  would certainly do just fine.   
I am of course,  excited and very nervous,  as
we all are before kids are born.   

I wonder .... did all the grands start calling you GiGi
too?

Looking forward to the end of the week  when
it is all over. 

Have a good Sunday, Everyone!
Sandy
:smitten:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 24, 2016, 12:02:13 pm
Good Morning from another day that's said to include rain. The skies and air, that softer light also promise but no clouds have yet made it up and over the foothills.

My legs are still a bit sore from that photographic escape. For awhile they were not so much sore but hard and unbending. Yesterday I attempted to climb on a sturdy chair and then onto the counter to clean and rearrange an upper kitchen cupboard. I managed the chair but found the hydraulic lift I was used to in my knees no longer there.

I think I will need to take Sandy's advice and purchase a sturdy grabber! A friend was kind enough to bring items down and sweep and clean the crumbs. He then put bagged items on the upper shelf so they extended slightly from the lip of the shelf.

I purchased a large  3 lb canister of Folgers classic roast yesterday without checking the label further as it was a good buy. It wasn't until I brewed a pot and found it bland that I discovered why. It was a medium roast and I always buy dark or something similar. I will use it but it tastes like bland restaurant coffee. I am one for strong, with no condiments added coffee so this is a pain but I am also cheap.  :-[

I 'm very interested in the discipline discussion. While I spent my career such as it was in the hospitality and retail industries, I grew irritated often with parents who felt everyone but them was an ogre to their budding geniuses. However having grown up with a father who ruled by his belt or sarcasm, I can also understand. There needs to be a happy medium.

To all of you with grandchildren and expectant great grandparents, I wish you joy in your families. that is something I have been denied and truly miss.
Title: DISCIPLINE
Post by: MaryPage on April 24, 2016, 12:29:25 pm
Apparently today's parents believe it is detrimental to the self esteem of little ones to discipline them.

Well, I was disciplined, and while I may not be brimming with self esteem, I did learn what was and was not acceptable in polite behavior, and I did learn to give a little consideration to the affect my behavior would have upon others.  I have not found it at all harmful that I was reared so as to realize I am not the only chicken in the coop.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 24, 2016, 01:23:06 pm
One thing that really gets to me is when the kids do finally settle down and you can once again carry on a normal conversation in the room, the grandfather then stirs them up again by rough housing with them and everything is back to square one.  You get to sit there like a knot on a log because conversation and even watching TV is out of the question.  Note I said grandfather not great grandfather. the statement works good with uncle or some other relative that likes to stir things.

:tickedoff:

Angel, I like the Columbian coffee.  no cream, no sugar.  Just coffee.  I also love a good cup of German coffee or Turkish coffee.  The Turkish is what I call sippin coffee, you never drink it, mainly because it is half grounds.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 24, 2016, 01:24:40 pm
Quote from: angelface555 on April 24, 2016, 12:02:13 pm
......However having grown up with a father who ruled by his belt or sarcasm, I can also understand. There needs to be a happy medium.......To all of you with grandchildren and expectant great grandparents, I wish you joy in your families. that is something I have been denied and truly miss.


Ditto.

And ditto.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on April 24, 2016, 02:10:46 pm
Good afternoon! Went to church this morning and had a guest pastor. I enjoyed his sermon.

It's a beautiful day. The thermometer says 87 but there's a lovely breeze so I had the house opened up for awhile.

Kelly - Ah! But the theme parks are not near the beach! Which ones did you see?

Sandy - No, I'm only GiGi to the great-grands. To the others I'm Grandma. For some reason one of them calls me Grammie. She's the one I raised for four years and I'm still especially close to her.

My great-grands are usually well behaved, even though one of the parents is quite permissive. We've solved the noise problem when we all get together ( 30) for holidays by having our celebration at a Community Hall. There's plenty of room for them to run around and use up energy! Actually, I think the grown-ups are noisiest.  :)

Angelface - I like my coffee strong also, no condiments, but some intestinal problems have made me tone it down to medium. If you like it strong and dark, the Folgers Black Silk is good.

Larry - I hope you get your computer problems fixed. Every time I run into a problem I blame it on Windows 10.  :) It works well until I try something different.

Hal - I think I was more tolerant of noise when I had young children. Having a hearing problem doesn't help, either! We have one of those "instigators" in the family. It's an uncle to the greats.

Feeling lazy today. A nap sounds good.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 24, 2016, 02:47:17 pm
All the coffee ideas sound great! Beverly I have used Folgars Black Silk because I do not care for the acidity and I have enjoyed Yuban's  Dark Roast, Premium. But I normally purchase Tullys brand Expresso Roast. It's not acidic.

Hal, I've had the small demi cups of Turkish espresso years ago and found it enjoyable but not sure if I could handle it now. The acidity is what gets to me these days. We do have the Starbucks here in the big mall groceries but there are also local stores that purchase coffee beans, usually from Costa Rica import companies and grind and flavor them here. These are quite good and we have the coffee shops here and there with entertainment as well as the obligatory small framed coffee kiosks on each corner it seems.

I am worried about my cat. Yesterday she was behaving normally and today she has remained hidden behind some boxes in the bedroom and sleeping. I keep checking on her and she seems quiet but not in distress. I do not get my SS until next Wednesday so I'm hoping it is just a momentary instance.Here no one will accept a pet unless you are prepared to pay upfront.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on April 24, 2016, 06:30:57 pm
Hal, your bedroom should be "off limits" to children. It should contain a t.v. and coffee pot...or whatever adult beverage you choose, and a secure lock. A man's home is his castle, and you have earned the right to privacy.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 24, 2016, 06:51:21 pm
Hi Beverly
I know two of the theme parks were Universal Studios and Disney.  And I think Epcot.

I also went to see a Shuttle launch, which was called off due to poor weather.  And I went to the Kennedy Space centre.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 24, 2016, 07:47:36 pm
I’ve had a rather busy day today.  Dot and I went to church, then did our usual OTB.  I had time for a nap before Tom and I drove to Holland to have lunch with James and Alicia.  They showed us pictures of their cruise to the Bahamas with Alicia’s family.  We got back home about 4 pm and I had another short nap.  I put the cat out on the deck but he has trouble deciding if he wants to stay there if I don’t stay out too.  I’m not ready to sit out on the deck but when the temps gets to 70+ I may do so.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 24, 2016, 08:24:40 pm
That cat loves you Mary Ann. 
All my cats wanted to be near me,
or with in "line of sight" of me.

So I bet when the weather gets good, 
you and kitty can enjoy it together!

Sandy
:D
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 25, 2016, 08:41:02 am
Sandy, you ought to see my slider screen.  It is nylon and you can see where he put his claws on it, trying to see inside.  The screen will be difficult to replace because I have storm sliders on that side, so nothing will be done until necessary.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 25, 2016, 09:23:33 am
Good Morning Everyone from the
Sunny and warming up,  Rocky Coast of Maine. 

Oh Mary Ann,  I do know how kitties can
leave their marks,  sometimes where
you really do not want them to.
(But you have got to love them,  anyway!)

It is yet another beautiful day here in
Portland Maine.     Oh how I love this time
of the year,  when we have so much to
look forward to.

Sandy 
:crazy2:

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 25, 2016, 10:39:44 am
Hi everyone.  I have had a very frustrating couple of hours trying to get my laser printer to print what I want and not so to sleep all the time.  What should be simple isn't anymore.  Then the other Inkjet printer doesn't want to work.  Our son will be over later this afternoon and I will see if I can get him to get them set up so when you send something to the printer it actually works.  We had a very nice Sunday.  Today I will go to a meeting in a little bit and then play it by ear.  I don't have time to write more this morning as want to get through all of the discussion boards before I leave if I can.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 25, 2016, 10:57:21 am
Good morning from another sunny day in the Interior! Still none of the oft-promised rains and the trees have yet to bud out.

My cat is drinking water and she is using the box but is still sleeping all day. She doesn't seem to be eating and has lost weight but is very loving when you hold her and did come out here for an hour or so this morning. Since she doesn't go out, who knows what it might be?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 25, 2016, 11:48:17 am
Quote from: larryhanna on April 25, 2016, 10:39:44 am
Hi everyone.  I have had a very frustrating couple of hours trying to get my laser printer to print what I want and not so to sleep all the time. What should be simple isn't anymore.  Then the other Inkjet printer doesn't want to work.  Our son will be over later this afternoon and I will see if I can get him to get them set up so when you send something to the printer it actually works.  We had a very nice Sunday.  Today I will go to a meeting in a little bit and then play it by ear.  I don't have time to write more this morning as want to get through all of the discussion boards before I leave if I can.


not go to sleep all the time............... HAH! Larry, you hit upon the MAJOR bone of contention I had with my new inknet HP. I assume you mean that it goes to sleep all the time?

Forgive me, I'm sure I've shared this latest frustration already.

I guess some idiot in corporate thinks everyone wants to save energy with their home printers, when it is being diddled away by corporations and countries the world over.

It took me two tries, with two chats, and an escalation to the VP's office - they were about to give me a new printer - but I got a noisy printing issue (take out the ink cartridges, put them back in, yeah, that makes sense) and the sleep issue resolved.

The digital (I hate it) setting panel specifies a top time of 15 minutes before it shuts down. Rather than reading the book or researching, I contacted the third world country chat people and was told, "oh no we can't override that 15 minute limit". Never believing that all the chat people are given the same education, I contacted another chat person and was told "oh of course you can override the 15 minute" and he showed me how. Easy peasey.

I escalated to an HP person before I talked to the above chat person and she had someone call me and walk me through the ink change out for the noisy printing. Meanwhile, my previous printer lasted 10 years, I give this one 3.

Western Joan, my issue since April 1st with Frontier has finally been resolved. Yes, it was legal that my bank gave Frontier my private bank account information for their automatic invoice payment, because this is what happens when one company buys the client list of another.  No, my bank couldn't do anything on my behalf, I had to call Frontier. No, Verizon couldn't care less because they already had passed on all my information.

Yes, Frontier had already processed two of my bills, the billing payments being collected in advance, and even though I canceled my service on April 8th, I had paid through April 19th and was assured by one person on the phone AND her supervisor that my account had been canceled, my auto pay had been stopped, and my overpaid money would be refunded in 2 - 3 billing cycles.

HOWEVER, I then received an email that my account was AGAIN being debited for ANOTHER cycle, and I lost it. I went to their annual report, and their website, and wrote to the CEO and to every single email I could find on their website, mostly press people. Oh, and I had been pitching a fit on Facebook and Twitter to no avail.

Well, this last did it. I got an immediate response, on a SUNDAY, in the form of an email and a voicemail, telling me that my account had been canceled, dating back to April 8th, they gave me a confirmation number, that my auto pay had been stopped, and that I would be getting my overpaid money back to the 8th.

I'll believe the latter when I see it, but the auto pay does show as canceled, as does the account.

Now, my question? Why did it take ALL this to get a resolution to an unethical problem that shouldn't have been created in the first place. And what happens to someone not driven by the devil who might have given up in the face of idiots in corporations?

So, Larry, don't give up. Write and call everyone you can, chat over and over and over, and I bet you too will find someone who tells you how to override their stupid sleep button. On the problem with pages not going to the printer, the chat reps have a handy capability of remotely taking over your computer to solve driver problems. Good luck.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 25, 2016, 12:20:06 pm
deedee, I am not h appy with Frontier but it is the only game in town. at this time.  Thankfully, I just have to write a check to pay them.
Title: FUNNY BUSINESS
Post by: MaryPage on April 25, 2016, 12:29:53 pm
I have never, ever signed up for any type of payment by way of an automatic charge to my checking account.  Period.  And I have never, ever signed up for any type of payment by way of an automatic charge to a credit card.  Period.  The world today is overflowing with idiots who work in cubicles for humongous companies where the mantra is "get the money, get the money, get the money!"  Period.  I could see this coming a bazillion miles off, so I refused all their special pleas and extra perks if I would just arrange payments this way.

When I went to work for son in law Greg back in 09, I found two instances going on there where automatic payment was involved.  I wanted to do away with the one service anyway, that is to say, I no longer wanted their over priced service, so I quit it.  It took forever.  Mebbe six months, all told?  I cannot remember now, but I sure hated those people and their product before I got it all resolved.  The other, I kept the service but canceled the automatic payment.  Again, it took ages and lots of fake astonishment on their part that I would not find this system easier.  I stuck to my guns.

They getcha coming and they getcha going.  I discovered some years back, and it was confirmed by a terribly nice and accommodating associate at our lovely local bookstore, that Barnes and Noble stands, in the ordinary way of doing things, to charge you a fee for a 12 month year, but actually give you only an 11 month year!  How does this work, and how did I catch on to it?

Let's say you sign up for the first time in the month of April, because that is where we are now.  No matter where you are starting, say April 25, your membership with B&N starts on the First of the month.  And it ends on the last day of the 12th month, BUT.  But they write and email and urge you to be aware your membership is expiring (and likewise how much better off you would be if they just charge it to the credit card they happen to have on file from your ordering books on line) early in the 11th month.  And the MINUTE you reup with them for another year, That's when your membership begins.  So they start the fuss in February, in our sample case here, and then you finally agree in March that you will reup, and you get charged again for March as of March 1 because that is the month you have said yes in.

So every year I make sure to get my full 12 months of paid membership.  I reup on the FIRST of the 13th month.  So this year, forinstance, my well-worth-it membership expires on May 31st, and I will tell them to extend it for one year ON JUNE FIRST.  Works for me!

Oh, and how did I catch on to the rigged system?  I was a very talented accountant, and there are no flies on me in THAT department.  Color me dim when it comes to computers and simply heaps of other things y'all discuss in here, but don't try to pull the wool when it comes to money. 

Hugs from MaryPage.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 25, 2016, 12:47:39 pm
Another thing to think about MaryPage is direct pays. If the company that direct pays you feel they over or underpaid you, they are legally allowed without notifying you that they may go in and withdraw from your check or card account. I have been told repeatedly that this is wrong or not in their case. To which I reply, read the small print you agreed to!

I have dealt a time or two with companies saying they will close an account and then not doing so. There has been a time or two where I simply closed the debit card or in one case, that savings account.

I never use my credit card but use debit cards that I reimburse for these type of businesses.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 25, 2016, 12:57:14 pm
  (For those who didn't see my
soda shop post.... )


Angelface,   I love your hair cut!
And your specks!   Very nice picture!! 

I bought me some new hair cutting and thinning
scissors from Amazon which arrived today
just in time for me to give me my
Spring hair cut.   

They did a great job, including shearing of
part of my knuckle on my left hand.   
Not good since I take blood thinners.

But I manged to get the job mostly
done before I had to stop and insure that
I wouldn't bleed to death.     

Oh my,  those new shears are so sharp
and do such a good job of cutting
my hair.    to be put away and
NEVER be used for cutting anything else. 

My finger is ok (actually I cut two
knuckles),  but the worse one is ok
and I am watching it carefully.   

Won't be washing dishes for a while..
They warned me that the scissors were
very,  very sharp.  But of course,
I got careless...    Still,  All is well
and my new cut is almost all done!

ha ha

Sandy
(The walking wounded!)
:tickedoff:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 25, 2016, 02:30:08 pm
Larry, before Windows 10, when I would send something to the printer, the printer would come on and print.  When I installed Windows 10, my printer would not work.  Tom got it going by adding “Copy 1” to the name.  Then I found I could not print individual labels; I could print an entire page, but not singles.  With this new Window 7, it sends things to the printer, but I have to get up and turn on the printer.  I can store stuff on the printer until I’m ready to really print it.  That’s my “printer tale of woe”.  I am having trouble with the computer in that the copy suddenly goes very small, so small you can’t read it or much larger than necessary.  It’s done both while typing these paragraphs. 

MaryPage, my copy of the Anderson Cooper/Gloria Vanderbilt book came to day and I am finding it fascinating so far.  Gloria V is a bit older than I (I just had my 92nd birthday) and I lost my mother at my age 17.  Of course, I didn’t have to go through the other things she did and we did not have the money, but I can feel for her.  I did read much about her when there was publicity about her and I bought two or three of her craft books.   I think I still have them somewhere.

Patricia, my only direct pay are for my pension and Social Security.

Sandy, many years ago when feather cuts were popular, I used to cut my hair with a razor blade.  I tried to be careful, but I did nick my fingers occasionally. 

I have more problems with my computing and printing equipment and those frustrate me no end!!!

Mary Ann

Title: MARY ANN
Post by: MaryPage on April 25, 2016, 02:58:00 pm
So glad you like the book, as I would have felt terrible if you had disliked it.  Like you, I remember the child Gloria being in the news all the time.  I surely never thought she was still alive, let alone telling her life story at ninety-two!

I have my federal pension and social security monthly income payments paid directly into my checking account at my bank, as well.  It is just my paying OUT that I will not sign up for!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 25, 2016, 03:05:39 pm
Quote from: Mary Ann on April 25, 2016, 02:30:08 pm
Larry, before Windows 10, when I would send something to the printer, the printer would come on and print.  When I installed Windows 10, my printer would not work.  Tom got it going by adding “Copy 1” to the name.  Then I found I could not print individual labels; I could print an entire page, but not singles.  With this new Window 7, it sends things to the printer, but I have to get up and turn on the printer.  I can store stuff on the printer until I’m ready to really print it.  That’s my “printer tale of woe”.  I am having trouble with the computer in that the copy suddenly goes very small, so small you can’t read it or much larger than necessary.  It’s done both while typing these paragraphs. 

I have more problems with my computing and printing equipment and those frustrate me no end!!!

Mary Ann



MaryAnn, have you tried as I suggested to Larry? That is exactly what I had to do to get the printer out of sleep mode, but when I escalated, one of the chat people finally instructed me on how to get past the 15 minute sleep setting.

MaryPage, I have had DirectPay with just about all my billing companies, and fully dread the day I have to turn any of them off. However, I think the problem with Verizon and Frontier was the manner in which this sale took place and the alleged notification. There was a direct pay 'opt out' notification sent in a letter, not an email, and I usually do not take much notice of letters from Verizon. As I informed the low-lives at Verizon, the option should be to 'opt in' not 'opt out'. They cared not.

In addition, THREE MILLION customers were dumped on Frontier Communications - google their name to see the trouble they are having, their stock has dropped like a stone - and they were ill prepared for the switch. I am luck to have got out when I did and, hopefully, as bloodless as I hope to have done.

Oh, and yes, I've learned the hard way about the renewal boondoggle. Hubby gets magazines and starts to get renewals three or four months before the year is up. IF he renews (we've done it once) before day 1 of the last month of the year, the subscription starts immediately and he is hosed out of the additional months. Of course, until I start my campaign of harassment against management and then they quickly acquiesce. As I noted, I cannot imagine how someone not well versed in computers gets through their normal workday.

It's all about the money and all companies are evil.

Sandy, in my dotage I now sport a near crew-cut and happily leave the razor and scissor and razor scissor (I'm the only one my hair guys uses it on) and shears to my hair guy. I think he uses a #2 blade on me and my dog is a #1. Or vice versa. ;D
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 25, 2016, 04:13:27 pm
I use the Walk hair cutter pro 3/4 inch on the sides and complete back of my head.....  which only
leaves the top (crown) for me to cut with scissors and thinning scissors.

I cut my own hair  (with only sight in one eye and a very
low "field of vision")  better then any hair dresser or barber
that I have been to.

Now if I could just not cut my knuckles off while doing
it,   I will be ok!    :coolsmiley:

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 25, 2016, 05:07:35 pm
Sandy,  :)  :thumbup:

My eyes have always been bad, even after nine eye operations; my muscles are weak behind. I could go from wall-eyed to cross-eyed in less than a year before those operations. Anyway, the point is that a few years back my hairdresser almost had to give me a crewcut as I attempted to cut my bangs and while the right side wasn't too short, it definitely slanted way up to the scalp on the left.  :2funny:   I didn't think she would ever let me forget that one!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 25, 2016, 05:34:24 pm
MaryAnn. Before your screen gets torn up. Go to the Hardware store and get one of those chrome  grilsl that screw to the storm door at the bottom part. My bottom glass goes up also which shows the screen. Only cost $6
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 25, 2016, 05:42:02 pm
I don't let anyone debit my bank account for any reason.  I do have some that debit my credit card, but when I am ready for them to stop, I call he credit card company and advise them not to allow any further payments to that company.

I have heard to many horror stories about companies getting payments all screwed up and then taking their sweet time in clearing up the matter, what do they care they already have your money.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 25, 2016, 05:56:30 pm
The payments I have taken from my checking accounts are all utilities.  Others, I authorize the bank to send checks and I write down all of the info they give me, especially confirmation number.  All are on a one-time basis.

JeanneP, thank you for the information and I’ll look into it â€" or have Tom look for it.  This is for a full screen.

Deedee, whenever I’ve renewed magazines, they have always extended my subscription from the end month.  I have not had any trouble with renewals but I am discontinuing two subscriptions because it is getting harder and harder to read the fine print, also the white-over-gold that they sometimes use.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 25, 2016, 06:13:37 pm
Quote from: Mary Ann on April 25, 2016, 05:56:30 pm
The payments I have taken from my checking accounts are all utilities.  Others, I authorize the bank to send checks and I write down all of the info they give me, especially confirmation number.  All are on a one-time basis.

JeanneP, thank you for the information and I’ll look into it â€" or have Tom look for it.  This is for a full screen.

Deedee, whenever I’ve renewed magazines, they have always extended my subscription from the end month.  I have not had any trouble with renewals but I am discontinuing two subscriptions because it is getting harder and harder to read the fine print, also the white-over-gold that they sometimes use.

Mary Ann



Thanks, MaryAnn. I used to have it set up where I sent the check via my bank. Think I'll cancel all my direct pay and go back to it. They've had use of my gravy train for long enough.

These are all car magazines, and I'm betting it's one company in charge of all the subscriptions.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 25, 2016, 07:24:40 pm
Hi Everyone
Out for a part of the day as I went to the capital Douglas to buy some computer based accessories.

Then foodstuff shopping and home.  Watched some television and now catching up on the computer.

Enjoy your evening.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 25, 2016, 10:42:34 pm
Mary Ann, I pay all my bills on line, with bill pay, through my bank.  Some good reasons to do so, one, no postage, two, there is a record of all payments and the dates the check clear  And I have a history of amount and date all bills were paid.

And best of all, it is free.  Courtesy service the bank provides.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 05:39:24 am
Hi Hal
Something that is free, I like that idea!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 26, 2016, 09:05:47 am
Kelly, it is a way to recoup some of the interest they no longer pay.  Interest rates are so low now days it is almost a joke.  I guess it is better than the negative interest that they have some places, I haven't figured out how that works.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 26, 2016, 09:10:59 am
Hi everyone on a beautiful, sunny day where we expect to reach 84 degrees this afternoon.  Our main activity today is our Monthly Senior Luncheon at Church.  The speaker today is the president of the garden association of North Augusta and will speak about raising Camellias, which are apparently quite popular here.  One of the men in our Sunday School class is the International Vice President of the Camellia Society. 

My frustrations of yesterday with my printers is solved.  I found I had not rebooted my computer after installing the laser printer and once that happened it started to work fine and the way it should.  My son was able to get all of the printers set up on all of the computers.  This included the Canon printer that I thought couldn't be used with Windows 10.  So now Pat has a printer upstairs.  He got our hanging baskets hung on the back porch and I got the tomatoes and other plants potted.  So I am looking forward to a calm and much more relaxed day today. 

deedee, my new laser printer problems related to me my not reading the last installation step as I indicated above.  I have experienced the same thing with tech folks who you first get on the phone.  If their script doesn't really deal with your problem they tell you one thing only to learn from someone else that the problem can be solved.  Fortunately I didn't have to call anyone yesterday although I was about ready to do so. 

Interesting discussion about how we all make payments whether using credit cards, debit cards or on-line bill pay.  I don't use a debit card but do rely on on-line bill pay and do have certainly charges, such as fixed insurance premium amounts charged to my credit card. Like Mary Page, for many years I have had my Federal retirement pay and Pat's Social Security checks direct deposited and there has never been a problem.  Like Hal said the savings in postage with Bill Pay through most credit unions and some banks adds up over time.

Kelly, I know you have probably told us in the past but how far it is to Douglas from where you live? 

Sandy, regarding cutting your fingers cutting your hair reminds me that Pat has a special glove to wear on the hand holding material when she uses the cutting board and special blade to push along the ruler and it prevents a slip of the cutter cutting her hand.  I wonder if such a glove would be something you could use?

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 26, 2016, 09:40:08 am
Regarding cutting hair...  a
I will check and see if there is anything
that can be used to protect my
fingers from getting snipped.   

But I think that I really just need to be very
aware of what I  am doing,  as apparently
I am my own worst enemy.       

Weather is taking a dip here with
"Wintery Mix"  is in the  forecast. 
But only 24 hours worth. 

Have a good day,  everyone .
Sandy
:o
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 26, 2016, 10:08:13 am
It sounds as if many of us have the banks paying our bills in ways that work for each of us.  I do write my checks to my church so I can put the check in the envelope.  I know I could have the bank send a check but the amount is not always the same, depending on the various causes we support.

Sandy, I had my hair cut today in my usual way â€" I go to a salon to have it cut.  It costs me an arm and a leg but the stylist has been cutting my hair for over 30 years and she has advanced in position to where she is now the head stylist.  I could go elsewhere for much less, but I am not going to let 30 years go down the drain.

It is cooler here too, only 45 degrees, but I did not have to wear a coat when I had my hair cut.  Afterward Tom and I went to the restaurant next door for breakfast.  A monthly event.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 10:10:01 am
Hi Larry
It is fifteen miles to Douglas the capital.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 26, 2016, 10:10:42 am
Good morning all on a rainy morning we have been waiting for. It is so hard to get any rain or cooler weather this time of year. We either have rainy summers or not a cloud in sight but still manage to conserve the drought we've had since 2004. It seems it all depends on mountain snowmelt and we just never have enough!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 26, 2016, 10:40:46 am
Quote from: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 05:39:24 am
Hi Hal
Something that is free, I like that idea!

Kelly


Kelly, I pay an admin fee every year, so in actuality there is no free lunch. Plus, all banks get to use your money and don't pay enough interest anymore, so again - they win.

But thank you Mary Ann, you gave me the push to cancel all my auto pays. True, I have to do more work each month, but it's worth it not to again go through what I did with Verizon and Frontier. Plus, all of this fuming and fussing is fun.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 26, 2016, 11:27:27 am
We have been colder also.  Has been about 38 degrees at night and in the 60's  during the days.   Brrrrr  Hope it warms up again.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 11:34:32 am
Hi Deedee
You are probably right, little is free these days.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 11:36:05 am
Hi WesterJoan
Your 60F is warmer than here at 48F and showers!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 26, 2016, 12:49:11 pm
Kelly, we usually have a short Spring but 'kookie'.   <meaning pretty mixed up>  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 26, 2016, 12:52:38 pm
I just looked out the window,
and it is snowing!   And accumulating!

Ha ha
Sandy
:idiot2:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 26, 2016, 12:53:40 pm
Deedee, I have my electric, gas, extra cable taken directly from my checking accounts but I have the bank send others.  I go to the site where I input the information as to the amount and “send to” date.  When I confirm that the information is correct, the bank gives me a confirmation number.  So, other than the utilities, all the information is generated by me.  My cable fee is part of my monthly fee for the condo association. 

There are a few charges that I have charge my credit card direct and I monitor those often.  I monitor my bank account daily.

It works for me.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 01:08:10 pm
Hi Westerjoan
I like the word 'Kookie' :)

But I remember Kookie on 77 Sunset Strip

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 26, 2016, 01:22:19 pm
Kelly, wasn't he cookie?  ??  :ronounced a bit differently also.  Kookie is with a strong EW sound and cookie is not.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 01:31:43 pm
Hi WesternJoan
It is Kookie with a K, played by Edd Byrnes

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 26, 2016, 01:39:29 pm
I think strange was spelt kooky? I remember Ed Byrnes and Kookie from Sunset Strip!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0126318/bio

We are back to the sunshine after that light rain but no greenery still.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 01:50:45 pm
Hi angel
Thanks for the link

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 26, 2016, 03:00:10 pm
Kelly, I know.  I used to drool over him.  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 03:50:49 pm
Hi WesternJoan

Did you  :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 26, 2016, 04:21:34 pm
Kelly  he was one good looking dude.  LOL
Title: A FUN DAY
Post by: MaryPage on April 26, 2016, 05:52:33 pm
A lovely, lovely day outside, and I got taken out to lunch by a cousin's daughter.  Feeling groovy!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on April 26, 2016, 06:04:12 pm
Kelly, I think most us drooled over him ;D.  As wjoan said, he was one good looking dude ;D.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 26, 2016, 06:32:41 pm
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 09:27:35 pm
Hi WesterJoan
From a man's point of Edd Byrnes was a good looking man.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 09:29:13 pm
Hi MaryTX
Well since you and WesterJoan agree about Edd Byrnes, you must be right.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 09:31:37 pm
Hi WesternJoan
Now I thought Raquel Welch was a pleasant lady and I would not drool over the lady.

You do believe me  :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 09:32:35 pm
Hi MaryTX
As I was saying to WesterJoan.....

Now I thought Raquel Welch was a pleasant lady and I would not drool over the lady.

You do believe me  :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 27, 2016, 01:33:18 am
Kelly, she was worth drooling over, shame on you.  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 27, 2016, 02:43:54 am
To all the guys and dolls and yesterdays idols;

:smitten: ::) 8) :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 07:54:33 am
Hi WesternJoan
I did not drool over Raquel Welch.

I have a good boy and don't tell lies.

You do believe me!! :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 07:55:10 am
Good morning Angel

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 27, 2016, 08:04:47 am
You HAVE a good boy, Kelly? Mmmmm   :idiot2: Thinking... 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 27, 2016, 08:18:00 am
Hi everyone on another beautiful South Carolina Day.  It is going to be warmer getting up to 89 degrees this afternoon.  So far the only thing on the schedule will be the Wednesday night dinner at church and then Scott's visit following.  I will probably go to the grocery store today for a few items.  Pat has been dealing with extreme tiredness and didn't feel up to going to the Senior Luncheon and program yesterday.  We had a good meal and a good program dealing with the history of Camellias in South Carolina and in particular those at one of the bed and breakfast places where a number of new varieties were propagated. I won't be planting any however as the lady said they are very slow growing and won't flower much before 10 years of growth.  She said there were over 400 known varieties of these flowers.

Sandy, you have snow yesterday  and our forecast for Friday is 95 degrees, way to warm for this time of the year.  However, I wouldn't want the snow. 

deedee, I wouldn't like to have to pay and administrative fee to have a bank account after all of these years.  We use the Credit Union for our banking and the one I have belonged to for many years has a free Senior's Account and free online bill pay. 

Kelly, I find it a bit difficult to believe your statement about Raquel Welch--now really!  :)

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 27, 2016, 08:27:23 am
Ah, yes, Raquel Welsh.  You have to admire Howard Hughes engineering skills......
::)    ;)    ;D
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on April 27, 2016, 10:38:32 am
Hi guys & gals!  I made it!!!  I will have to go back to the beginning to see what is going on.  In the meantime, Danny had a stroke while we were on our bus trip to DC, but he got taken to a hospital as soon as we got home and he is now home and recuperating.  Be back after I catch up.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 27, 2016, 11:44:12 am
Kelly, believe you?   Hmmmmmmm

Shirley, am so glad you finally made it in.  Welcome.  Missed you.  Hugs to Danny.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 27, 2016, 11:51:00 am
Welcome back to Norm's Shirley! I hope Danny is doing better daily!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 12:27:58 pm
Hi bubble
the voice recognition is not working as it should.

It will put a capital sometimes on words and sometimes it won't.

and it is leaving words out, like you commented on earlier.

i have a good boy, should have read - 'i am a good boy'.

going off air until i can figure out the problem.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 27, 2016, 03:27:28 pm
It’s a beautiful day here today with the temperature about 60 degrees. 

Since the weather has settled down a bit, we buried Norm this morning.  Dot, Tom, Terry and Jan, Jan’s parents and I were there.  Both Jan and Tom are ordained ministers, so both read passages from the Bible.  A cemetery man put the box in the hole and covered it, after which we left.  In Norm’s memory, we went to Mr Burger, aka Cholesterol Pit, for lunch.   Norm and his friend, Gordie, also now deceased, used to go there weekly for lunch.  It is the same place Dot and I go after church on Sunday.  It was a nice little ceremony and I know we all are happy that Norm is at rest. 

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 27, 2016, 04:10:33 pm
Repeated from the Soda Shoppe, but I wanted to say this here as well as I think we all feel this way.

MaryAnn, I cried. I miss his humor, kindness, and photography. Above all, I miss my online friend and all those online friends who went before.

But I know that is but a drop in the bucket to your feelings and the rest of his family's.

I wish you peace and wonderful memories.

Title: AMEN
Post by: MaryPage on April 27, 2016, 05:40:45 pm
Lovely, Patricia, and I say amen from my corner.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 27, 2016, 06:21:33 pm
Patricia and MaryPage, thank you both for your sentiments.  We all miss Norm in different ways.  B&T people saw a different Norm than we did at home.  But it had to be that way.  Dot found a nice box for Norm's ashes, it had some ornamentation on it, but was very masculine.  He is now resting in peace.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 07:26:07 pm
Hi Larry
Well maybe if Miss Welch was on the television, I might have looked with one eye for 10 seconds.

:)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 07:27:26 pm
Hi Hal
I thought Howard Hughes work was on the Spruce Goose!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 07:28:46 pm
Hi Shirleyn
Best health wishes to Danny.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 07:29:32 pm
Hi WesterJoan
Thank you for believing me!  :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 27, 2016, 07:37:42 pm
Good evening, on this cool night, but no wind all day so not complaining.

MaryAnn, sound like you had a lovey ceremony for Norm. I know you all feel content now.

Patricia, I met to tell you I love your picture. Always nice to see who we are writing too.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 27, 2016, 07:50:57 pm
 :thumbup: Thanks Gloria!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 27, 2016, 08:44:31 pm
Hi angel
Like Gloria I like you picture

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 27, 2016, 10:02:18 pm
Thank you, everyone...dare I tell you I dyed it medium brown with highlights yesterday?

We have black clouds and a bit of wind outside and I think we are all hoping for some rain! The tree buds are just now yesterday eve and today unfurling and they could use some more wetness.

A nice soft, soaking in rain is falling and the skies are misting grey...thank you mother nature!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 27, 2016, 10:57:46 pm
Kelly, I got Jane Russell and Raquel mixed up.  Hughes designed a bra for Jane.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 28, 2016, 01:40:45 am
Quote from: angelface555 on April 27, 2016, 10:02:18 pm
Thank you, everyone...dare I tell you I dyed it medium brown with highlights yesterday?

You mean that
beautiful red hair is gone? 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 28, 2016, 02:23:20 am
 :) A little dab will do ya and I'll have it all back again, Sandy....

My own red hair has grey and white streaks in it so I've indulged in a little" coverup."
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 28, 2016, 02:50:10 am
Hi Hal
Thanks Hal


Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 28, 2016, 07:55:15 am
Hi everyone.  It is a warm but overcast day with a chance of some thunderstorms this afternoon but the forecast is less threatening than it was yesterday.  I did go to COSTCO yesterday morning while Pat went to her crafts meeting at the church.  We did go to the dinner at Church last evening and Scott came out to the house for a couple of hours.  Today is my day to go to coffee after picking up my friend and then will attend the Wisdom group.  That will likely be it for today. 

ShirleyN, good to see your posting and to know you are back online.  Sure sorry to read that Danny had the stroke while on your bus trip and do hope he recovers well. 

Mary Ann, it sounds like you had a nice interment for Norm and nice that you honored his memory by all dining together at a favorite place for him. 

Patricia, I echo your comments about our many lost friends here on this discussions.  I noticed last evening how rich the green was of our many fully leafed trees along the road. 

Kelly, you were certainly in good humor yesterday.  Hope your dictation program is now behaving itself. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 28, 2016, 09:42:46 am
Thanks for the nice remarks about Norm's burial service.  We all felt good about it when we talked about it afterward. 

It is raining here now.  Tom came in at midnight and told me our furnace was making strange noises so he turned it off.  We will have someone come to fix it around noon.  I think it is the first furnace problem I've had since I have been in charge of my furnaces.  This furnace is only six years old.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 28, 2016, 12:47:47 pm
Hi Larry
The voice recognition software seems to be working all right now. 

I think a bit of humour is good now and again.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 28, 2016, 02:51:58 pm
MaryAnn.  Hope you have more luck with you furnace man.  I am beginning to get a little put out on my Plummer at the moment.  Ready to call the office.

***Well I got the plumber here for the pipes and other things thought would get done. Big company.  He came at 11 am. About 11:45 left to get a piece of short pipe at the shop. Now 1:45 and not come back.  All his tools are here and lots of things taken apart.. Here i am waiting to leave and most of the day gone.  I figured to go ahead. Get to most experience. Guess no better than the everyday handyman.
Title: MY GERANIUMS
Post by: MaryPage on April 28, 2016, 03:04:14 pm
This is the salmon colored geranium I bought a lot of.

http://www.mischelsgreenhouses.com/Zonal-Cutting-Geranium-Americana-Salmon_p_392.html
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 28, 2016, 03:07:33 pm
Beautiful.  Even the leaves are decorative.

I like petunias too for pots: very showy colors.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 28, 2016, 03:33:46 pm
JeanneP, I responded to your question in Photos.

MaryPage, what a beautiful geranium.  Norm and Dot gave me a similar color a couple of years ago and I have wintered it since.  I'm waiting for the weather to warm up so I can put it outside.  One of my wintered geraniums has a bud on it, but I am not sure which.  The other one is red.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 28, 2016, 06:29:38 pm
Hi Mary Page
Lovely Gerainium


Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 28, 2016, 08:12:50 pm
Bubble, I like petunias too, but you have to deadhead them.  My dad liked a pink petunia, I think called cameo.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 28, 2016, 10:01:40 pm
Several weeks ago,  I think it had been discussed in here, about the HBO show with Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt..........   It will be shown on CNN on Friday night from 9 p.m. till 11:15 p.m.

So, any of you that wanted to see it but didn't get HBO, hopefully, you can get CNN and will get to see.

It is called  "Nothing Left Unsaid".   They have been advertising it.  I had to write myself a note to remind me.

I am anxious to see it.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 28, 2016, 10:05:58 pm
Thanks Joy for that information on that program....   
I set my tv to record it ..

Yea!!!

Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: NOTHING LEFT UNSAID
Post by: MaryPage on April 28, 2016, 11:20:16 pm
I am the one who raved about Nothing Left Unsaid, and since I saw that show I have purchased and read their book on the same subject: The Rainbow Comes and Goes.

They are a devoted mother and son, and both the documentary and the book are superb.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 29, 2016, 12:07:32 am
Since Sunday, Sarah had been going downhill, not eating and lethargic but drinking a small bit and eliminating that small bit. Today I took her to the vet and her signs were poor. They did fluid and blood work, Xrays and ultrasounds. Her abdomen was full of blood and white blood cells so they did exploratory surgery.

Her liver had a tear in it and had blood and fluid leaking out. They have no idea what happened, nor do I. They took a small bit of the liver by the gall bladder and sewed up the tear but she simply wasn't coming out of the anesthesia and her signs were poor so we decided to let her go.

I already miss her so much.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 29, 2016, 04:20:09 am
Oh Angel, I am so sorry. Sarah was such a companion for you.  But you did right, no point in having her suffering.  These pets are so dear to us, it is almost like loosing a limb when they are gone.
I still miss my dog so much and it has been many years...  I was contemplating  having another one, but then I know it will be a load on those around me as I cannot take it for walks. :(

Now, create a PSP with a picture of Sarah, as a remembrance tribute.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 29, 2016, 06:39:12 am
Quote from: angelface555 on April 29, 2016, 12:07:32 am
Since Sunday, Sarah had been going downhill, not eating and lethargic but drinking a small bit and eliminating that small bit. Today I took her to the vet and her signs were poor. They did fluid and blood work, Xrays and ultrasounds. Her abdomen was full of blood and white blood cells so they did exploratory surgery.

Her liver had a tear in it and had blood and fluid leaking out. They have no idea what happened, nor do I. They took a small bit of the liver by the gall bladder and sewed up the tear but she simply wasn't coming out of the anesthesia and her signs were poor so we decided to let her go.

I already miss her so much.


I am so sorry, Patricia. These little creatures fill our hearts with their unconditional love, they leave such a hole when they go.

Be comforted that you did all you could for her.

deedee
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 29, 2016, 06:46:14 am
Patricia,  I, too,  am sorry to read about your little Sarah.   I know you will miss her, but I know you wouldn't have wanted her to suffer, either.  My thoughts are with you are you go through this sad time.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on April 29, 2016, 06:47:53 am
I'm so sorry that you had to let your precious Sarah go; it's always a difficult decision. You have my sympathy and condolences for the loss of your much loved pet.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 29, 2016, 07:29:30 am
Hi angel
Sorry to hear you lost Sarah.

Never an easy time when we lose a precious pet and friend.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 29, 2016, 07:54:05 am
Hi everyone.  It is going to be another nice day.  We had no rain yesterday so glad I watered the yard.  In a little while we will leave so Pat can get to a 9:45 doctor's appointment.  It is a followup related to some blood tests ordered at her last visit.  After that the schedule is clear for today.

Patricia, so sorry to read of the loss of Sarah as know she met the world to you. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryPage on April 29, 2016, 09:41:56 am
Patricia, my heart is heavy for you this morning.  So very sad.

Still raining here.  Depressingly dusky out there.  Quite cool, too.  Oh well.  Plenty to do.

My oldest daughter of the five is featured on an art site.  She just sent me the address, because I don't "do" Facebook.  I love the "Breakfast Reflections."  Breakfast is my favorite meal, by far.

http://dpwnews.blogspot.com/2016/04/dpw-spotlight-interview-elizabeth-elgin.html
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 29, 2016, 09:42:45 am
Patricia, I am so sorry to hear about Sarah.  I think you did the right thing, but I am sure it was a hard thing to do. 

Joy, thank you about the information about the Cooper/Vanderbilt story.  I have made a note to watch it and I have nothing else at that time tonight.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 29, 2016, 09:45:26 am
MaryPage, a nice article about Elizabeth.

Mary Ann
Title: "Fe Fe"
Post by: Sandy on April 29, 2016, 10:00:41 am
Good Morning Everyone from the warm and
Sunny rocky coast of Maine.


I am so sorry Patricia, to hear about
Sarah..    It is never a good day when our
pets leave us. 

I have some very good news.   
I  am now officially a Great Great Grand
Mother of "Fe Fe".


(https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/gallery/89_29_04_16_9_49_17.jpeg)

"FeFe" was born
April 29, 2016, at
2:23 AM  She Weighed
7lbs 11 oz,  and
all is well !
 
Her given name is
"Ophelia Winter Chase"

But to us she is "Fe Fe"  and
I am "Ge Ge"  (for Great Gramma)

All is well! 
Good Morning Everyone from the warm and
Sunny rocky coast of Maine.
Title: WHEE! FIFI!
Post by: MaryPage on April 29, 2016, 10:42:42 am
Congrats, Sandy Dapph!  Woo hoo!

My Elizabeth would simply adore to have any or all of you join the viewers at her own site:

http://furfriendsportraits.blogspot.com/2016/04/win-free-custom-pet-portrait.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FurFriendsPortraits+%28Fur+Friends+Portraits%29
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: FlaJean on April 29, 2016, 11:06:18 am
Patricia, so sorry to hear about Sarah.  I lost my little mini poodle, Lady  Janell, many years ago and I still miss her.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on April 29, 2016, 11:31:03 am
Patricia, I am so very sorry that your Sarah couldn't be saved. There is always a special pet that comes into our lives, and it hurts so badly when they are no longer there. So many little critters out there that need loving care, hopefully you will eventually find one that needs your special care. I send you an understanding hug.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 29, 2016, 11:39:32 am
Hi Sandy or should it be Ge Ge

Congratulations to you your Grand Daughter and all the family.

Thank you for sharing the picture of baby Fe Fe

Kevin
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 29, 2016, 12:26:01 pm
Congrats, Sandy. She's a cutie, and I love the name.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on April 29, 2016, 12:28:07 pm
Good afternoon, again on another cool day, party cloudy and windy.

Patricia, I also add my condolences on your loss of Sarah, i had tears thinking about my Taffy.  I understand how living alone, they become part of us.

Congratulations Sandy, on that beautiful baby.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 29, 2016, 01:51:48 pm
Thank you, Gloria, that is exactly how I felt. I keep thinking of James Taylor's song lyrics from "I See Fire and I See Rain."

"I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I'd see you again."


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on April 29, 2016, 01:56:18 pm
Sandy that is a beautiful baby for your great Grand!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on April 29, 2016, 02:08:31 pm
Sandy, my request in Soda Shoppe about the photo of FeFe is the same as here.  In the future, please post in the photos area and put a link in here.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on April 29, 2016, 02:20:50 pm
MaryAnn.  I also have the best furnace men.  They put the new one in about 3 years ago. I call for winter and summer check ups and out when promised.  Unless a part needed they charge very little.

Now in the middle of checking for water leaks. My bill so high this month. 3 times usual.  We are computerized and water company insist if it registers past their reading on the outside of house then my problem. So far after finding a plumber he has found nothing other that loose connections . Having him install all new Drains, Taps in both bathrooms. Under the Bathtub. What a job. Connections so rusty . hard removing.  This man is a good worker though very slow.  Was suppose to be back today noon or one oclock. Not seen him yet.  So have to leave. That is what I don't like. Not keeping right time.  Not being patient is a problem with me.
Title: ON TV TONIGHT
Post by: MaryPage on April 29, 2016, 07:40:59 pm
For the benefit of those of you who do not get HBO, Nothing Left Unsaid will be on CNN tonight at nine Eastern time.  Check your local TV schedules.  Everyone who has cable has CNN.  It is Anderson Cooper's home channel, so I suspect he had this put in his contract with HBO.

It is a really, really good documentary.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on April 29, 2016, 07:53:00 pm
I'm watching it MOM!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on April 29, 2016, 08:21:49 pm
Sorry, Mary Page.  Not everyone who has cable has CNN.  I have only "basic" channels and that does not include CNN - or several others I'd sometimes like to watch.   :(
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 29, 2016, 11:27:38 pm
MaryPage,   I just finished watching the documentary....." Nothing Left Unsaid"

It certainly was a beautiful, but haunting film.  Beautifully done and so interesting.  I was especially interested in learning who Anderson's father was.  And, what a sad ending.   I had known of his brother's suicide,  but never heard just exactly how it happened. What a heartbreaking experience for a mother to see.  She certainly looked beautiful for 91.

I usually will fall asleep at the very end of a late movie, but I made myself work on a crocheted baby afghan to make sure I stayed awake.   So I was able to kill 2 birds with one stone.  LOL   So glad I got to see it.

Mary Ann,  I hope you got to see it.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 30, 2016, 05:12:02 am
Good morning from the Isle of Man or its name in Manx.

Ellan Vannin

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: deedee on April 30, 2016, 06:43:34 am
Joy, you are very kind.

This isn't a bad review.

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/04/nothing-left-unsaid-gloria-vanderbilt-anderson-cooper-hbo-review (http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/04/nothing-left-unsaid-gloria-vanderbilt-anderson-cooper-hbo-review)

My grandmother lost two children, didn't have plastic surgery, wasn't obscenely rich, and didn't get an HBO documentary.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on April 30, 2016, 08:19:45 am
Hi everyone as another Saturday is upon us.  We are once again to get to 90 degrees or above with only a 20% chance of any showers today.  I have been awake since 4 am this morning and about 6 am I picked up my phone and read my email and the discussion boards before getting up and dressed for the day. 

I plan on making a quick trip to Lowe's for a tomato stake and a stop at the cleaner's to pick up a sports coat I left there a couple of weeks ago.  I should get a haircut but think I will wait until next week sometime.  I hope to get some reading done today as well. 

Yesterday we didn't get out of the doctor's office from the 9:45 appointment until a few minutes before 11 am.  We then went to Office Depot as Pat had a new quilting book she wanted fixed with a spiral binder and then tried to find Harbor Freight and JoAnn's Fabrics, which are at the same location, but the GPS led us onto a one lane road that was a dead end.  We gave up the search and headed back home but stopped at Texas Roadhouse for a good meal and Pat didn't have to cook last evening. 

MaryPage, thanks for sharing the link regarding your daughter and her featured article.  If I didn't know those were painting I would have thought they were photos as they are so real looking.  Your daughter certainly has talent.  I will check out her webpage later today. 

Sandy, a beautiful great grandchild.  She is certainly a healthy looking baby.

Kelly, good afternoon to you and hope this is a good day for you with nice weather and you feeling chipper. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 30, 2016, 08:29:44 am
Hi Larry
Not feeling chipper, but we have get on with how we feel and carry on.

Kelly
Title: HOORAY THE 1st OF MAY!
Post by: MaryPage on April 30, 2016, 12:48:03 pm
I like that "carry on" part, Kelly.

Still on the cool side here.  Mostly in the fifties!  Hoping it will be balmy and sunny for next weekend.  Not raining at the moment, and a HUGE regatta ongoing out on the grey waters of the mighty Chesapeake.  Sailboats from here to there and back again.

Time for me to work on my calendars for the next few months, and get a load of laundry done.  Tomorrow is the First of May!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on April 30, 2016, 12:50:22 pm
MaryPage, I would bet the sailors are pushing hard for warm, sunny days so they can get out and do their thing.  It must be fun if you are skilled and know your business.


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on April 30, 2016, 12:58:55 pm
Mornin all.  Tis gonna be a bit warmer today and the sun is shining and the sky is blue.  We had a kind of cold week so hopefully this is a good sign of warmer weather to come.

Did a lot of downloading of books last week and have read them all.  Did receive a good sized load of books from the library so hopefully they will hold me for awhile.  Tis difficult and very time consumihg for me to d/l and put on flash drives.

Hope you all have a glorious weekend and Hugs all around,
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: FlaJean on April 30, 2016, 02:10:40 pm
Joy, I also enjoy the documentary with Anderson and his mother.  When we visited the Northeast several years ago, we visited a Vanderbilt mansion "The Breakers" in Newport.  Sad that Gloria had money but no love as a child.  Anderson seems to care a lot a lot for his mother.  Well done documentary.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 30, 2016, 02:28:08 pm
Hi MaryPage
Carry on is about right I think. 

Or in other words, we have to get on as best we can if not a good day.

kelly
Title: DISAPPOINTED
Post by: MaryPage on April 30, 2016, 02:49:33 pm
Oh shoot, Kelly, I thought you were having some kind of raucous carrying on! 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 30, 2016, 03:09:09 pm
Hi MaryPage
I meant if our day is not good, be it health or whatever the problem is, we have carry on despite our problems.

kelly
Title: ACTUALLY
Post by: MaryPage on April 30, 2016, 05:00:25 pm
Actually, Kelly, I understood perfectly what you meant from the git go.  I was just having a little fun.

But I say Good On You!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on April 30, 2016, 06:17:24 pm
Deedee, I'm sorry you didn't care for the Gloria Vanderbilt piece.  My grandmother lost four children, my mother lost one, but I don't feel as you seem to.  Gloria Vanderbilt is two months older than I am and I feel she has accomplished a lot in her life.  I do believe all of us are talented in our own ways and I definitely am not artistic or creative. 

I enjoyed the document and I am enjoying the book.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 30, 2016, 07:10:18 pm
Hi MaryPage
Enjoy your evening

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on April 30, 2016, 07:16:05 pm
Mary Ann,   glad that you also enjoyed the documentary film.   She really was a talented person in spite of the rough start in her life,. 


Joy
Title: ENTERTAINMENT
Post by: MaryPage on April 30, 2016, 07:36:37 pm
We all obtain different perspectives on what we watch on the telly.  I sympathize with DeeDee's take on it.  But DeeDee, to enjoy a presentation of someone's life, ANYone's life, is not to place that person on a high place for worship, or even admiration.  I adored my grandmother, and she, too, lost children.  People did in those days.  My great grandmother buried 3 little ones.  While I would adore to see their life stories told, they will not be for the very reason that they were NOT well known celebrities.  Not many of us see a beloved child commit suicide right in front of us, though;  and for that we can be grateful.  I think there are 3 things about this particular documentary that make it of interest:  the END of the story, as it were, being the first.  My generation heard so very much about the child Gloria Vanderbilt, that I find myself totally interested in now hearing the story of the END of her lifetime.  The second thing is that it is an extremely well made and entertaining film.  And the final thing is that it left me feeling I had just seen so very much love pouring out of a well-known son for his once upon a time well-known mother.  I loved that deep sense of love between them.

For entertainment tonight, I am watching the White House Correspondent's Dinner on C-Span 1.  It is also on CNN.  Right now and for hours to come.  Should be a hoot!

Goodnight Kelly!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on April 30, 2016, 09:15:15 pm
Good Night MaryPage

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 01, 2016, 12:22:22 am
Mary Page, different strokes for different folks. Correspondence dinner.....ugh.
Title: Re: ENTERTAINMENT
Post by: deedee on May 01, 2016, 04:05:55 am
Quote from: MaryPage on April 30, 2016, 07:36:37 pm
We all obtain different perspectives on what we watch on the telly.  I sympathize with DeeDee's take on it. 



No need to 'sympathize' with my opinion.

Like Lawson, I found the show obsequious and narcissistic.

Vanderbilt is an opportunist, and a very clever one.

Good for her.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 05:51:58 am
Hi Everyone

Never heard of the person

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 01, 2016, 08:21:23 am
Hi everyone on this cloudy Sunday morning here in the Southeast.  We had a brief lightning and thunder storm and some rain occur around 7 am and there is a good possibility of more later this morning.  As a result I will not need to water my yard tomorrow. We will go to Sunday School and Church this morning.  Today is youth Sunday and the youth will be doing most of the service although the Pastor told us Thursday he will be bringing about a 10 minute message.  We will likely go out to eat after church and then have a restful rest of the day. 

Kelly, I hope today finds you well on your way to "chipper" if not completely there yet.  :)

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 01, 2016, 09:42:55 am
Good morning everyone. We have had sunny days, cloudy afternoons and mild rainy evenings. Today looks to be more of the same.

I haven't been really sleeping, a bit depressed; but this will pass.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 01, 2016, 11:53:13 am
Good Morning Everyone from the
warm but cloudy,  soon to be rainy,
rocky coast of Maine.

I enjoyed seeing Anderson and
his Mom Gloria Vanderbilt ...   

(Thanks for reminding me MaryPage , aka "MOM")
and I also enjoyed the
White House Correspondents  Diner. 

Good thing about TV here in the USA,
if you don't like it,  You can shut it off
and watch something else.     

Here is to FREEDOM!
And  God Bless America!!   
:thumbup:

My daughter Erin is going to be couch
hopping for a while as she tries to get
another apartment here in the City.   
She will only be spending a couple of
nights a week with me.      i enjoy
having the company,  so I am looking
forward to her coming. 

Have a great day,
EVERYONE!

Sandy
:crazy2: 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 12:21:29 pm
Hi Larry
Hope your day is going well.

If anything I less chipper than yesterday and yesterday was not a chipper day!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 01, 2016, 12:46:16 pm
Good afternoon, It is May Day, with rain all day to day into tomorrow, and cool.  Only good thing no wind.

Kelly, so sorry you are not feeling chipper. :(

Patricia, I understand your feelings, it does take time, when we lose a beloved pet.. My Toby was only 3 years old when I had to put him down. I waited a month and got Taffy, not that I was replaceing him, but I needed something to take care of, and say goodmorning too.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 12:50:17 pm
Hi Lindancer
Thanks for best wishes.

Hope you have a good day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 01, 2016, 12:55:25 pm
Kelly,

I am so sorry to hear that you are
down in the dumps  and hope that
you start to feel better soon.   

I have been fighting off an upper
respiratory infection for a few days, 
but it looks like things are getting
better now.     

It is that time of the year again when
Spring viruses  take hold and go on
and on for quite a while.   

I hope everyone is feeling better soon !
Sandy
:crazy2:   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 01, 2016, 01:21:44 pm
MaryPage, thank you for what you wrote about the Vanderbilt/Cooper document.  Gloria Vanderbilt was part of my childhood.  Not that we knew each other; of course, we did not, but she is two months older than I am.  I read papers and magazines in those days and during the trial the papers were filled of news of her. 

I watched the Washington Press dinner until after the President's talk.  I did not think he was a funny as he might have been.  I went to bed shortly after he finished.

Damp and chilly here today - 52 degrees.  Dot and I went to church, the OTB.  And that may be my activity for the day.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryPage on May 01, 2016, 01:46:56 pm
I did not think the President was as funny as usual, either, Mary Ann.  But it was enjoyable to see everyone.  More someones than I am accustomed to seeing in one place at one time!  I did think the sketch with Boehner was funny.  No one expected that, and their quips were hilarious.  I felt as though I had been filled with helium when he tried to tempt Obama with those cigarettes.  The look on Obama's face was priceless!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 01, 2016, 02:10:40 pm
I thought that it was a good
combination of President Obama's
humorous side and his serious side.

The host on the hand,   eh?   
Not one of my favorites. 

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 02:24:59 pm
Hi Sandy
Not down in the dumps, seems not being chipper means feeling down.

The problem is pain issues with the condition I have.  Best not mention how I feel in relation to my condition.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 02:26:40 pm
Hi Sandy
Sorry to hear you have an upper respiratory infection
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Kelly 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on May 01, 2016, 02:48:24 pm
I hope both of you (Kelly and Sandy) are feeling better soon.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 01, 2016, 03:00:24 pm
Gloria, I totally agree with what you are saying!

I'm sorry for those feeling ill or dealing with pain and conditions and I hope everyone gets to feeling better soon!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 01, 2016, 03:52:10 pm
Thank you, everyone..

But I am fortunate to be well on my way to
recovery and soon will be able to 
hold my little bundle of joy ("Fe")
in my arms.     

I am just waiting to be sure  I am germ free. 
Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 04:06:41 pm
Hi MarsGal

Thank you

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 04:07:55 pm
Hi angel
I will be fine with my discomfort, best I don't mention it again.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: FlaJean on May 01, 2016, 04:28:31 pm
I always enjoy the Presidents at the Press dinners.  They have good comedy writers and are always better than the paid comedian.  The year that Nancy Reagon surprised everyone by her visit to the press club dinner and sang  Secondhand Rose was priceless.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 01, 2016, 06:32:47 pm
Kelly - Actually, this is a good place to mention the difficulties and pain we are enduring. This senior forum has always been a place to share the good and bad with our cyber friends. Norm had peripheral neuropathy and shared his ups and downs. He would be the first to ask about your problems. We are good listeners.  :)

Sandy - Sounds as if you may be having allergies. It's prime time for them in New England!

It's been a beautiful but very warm day here in Florida. A good afternoon to stay in with the A/C.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 01, 2016, 06:38:20 pm
That may be very true,  Bev.... 
It comes and goes very quickly for me,  unlike a
real upper respiratory infection that can last
a week or 10 days.

I just hope that it stays away long enough
for me to see "Fe"   (Ophelia).....   
She is already home from the hospital!   

:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 01, 2016, 07:45:40 pm
Hi Beverly
As good as your thoughts are and I appreciate it, I was told on the old S&F I mentioned my disability too much.  Afterwards I checked and three times in three years i mentioned it.

I was trying to explain about different types of modified computer equipment, for which there is much, much more than the voice recognition I use.  Also I was going to explain about other equipment to assist with injuries to the wrist.

And to explain that you have to say what problems a computer user has.

As a person who has something to offer to assist others regarding computer use for those who are not able bodied, I feel now reluctant to mention it at all.

Thank you for you post Beverly.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 01, 2016, 10:29:50 pm
Kelly.  I think what the forums want people to do is when something is getting to personal or  asking/giving advice it is better to send the person a "Personal Message"by writing about it in there first. That way it is Offline. Can be seen by just the 2 people.  Not everyone wants to read everything.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 01, 2016, 10:31:51 pm
Sarah 04/28/2016   RIP
http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=11.msg12766#msg12766
Title: SUNDAY NIGHTS
Post by: MaryPage on May 01, 2016, 10:46:44 pm
Oh, Patricia.  My heart hurts for the hole in your heart.  You will miss her every day forever.

Kelly, we are here for one another.  Complain away, Dear Friend.  We each have our good days and our bad ones.  If you cannot let your pals know which one you have having on any given day, then we are not your pals.

Phew!  I see a television show from time to time, but then off it goes and I open a book or a magazine.  Not so Sunday nights.  Why, oh why, do they put all of my stuff in one night?  Consider this a complaint, if you will, Kelly!  I protest having 60 Minutes (Anderson Cooper had a segment tonight) followed by Call The Midwife, followed by Grantchester, followed by Selfridge's, followed by Luther, ALL in one night!  With most shows, I can catch them another time on On Demand.  But not my PBS shows, for the most part.  Bummer!  Not fair to old ladies who need their down time from that flickering box on yonder chest!  Some nights there is nothing at all on, and my telly gets clicked off right after the evening news.  But Sunday nights are like a traffic jam right here in my very own bedroom.  There oughta be a law!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 01, 2016, 10:55:24 pm
MaryPage, you don't have a recorder.  We record many shows to watch at a later time and without the commercials, of course PBS doesn't have commercials  :2funny:.  Well not most of the time "within" the programs, except when begging for money.

Title: NO RECORDER
Post by: MaryPage on May 02, 2016, 12:24:48 am
No, I have no recorder.  Hal, do you ever feel you have reached the limit in the number of gadgets you feel you can handle?

You know what just popped in my head?  A bit of what I think was a song back in the dark ages.  Did we have a song that went: "Yes, we have no bananas; we have no bananas today!" ?  If we did, what was it all about?  Just sillieness?  I kind of miss silly songs.  You never hear them these days.  The Hut Sut Song and Three Little Fishes and Mairsiedotes and Doesiedotes and so many others.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 02, 2016, 01:36:37 am
Songs of the forties

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=songs+of+the+forties

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=marisy%20dotes

http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/billy-jones-lyrics/yes!-we-have-no-bananas!-lyrics.html
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 02, 2016, 05:52:10 am
Hi JeanneP
If you look on the boards people ask for advice on different topics, if they do then is not correct to offer advice if you have used software or hardware that might help people

I have been to 'workshops' on modified equipment and all I offer is advice if required and how it had helped me and more importantly others who attended the workshops.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 02, 2016, 05:58:07 am
Hi MaryPage
I don't complain or want to. As I said in my last post here, I offer advice if I can on areas that can assist people.

Enjoy your day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 02, 2016, 08:09:23 am
Hi everyone.  It is an overcast morning after an evening with some heavy rain.  I just checked my rain gauge and we had over 1/2 inch, which is much appreciated. We had a very nice Church service yesterday with everything but the sermon done by children pre-school age to the fifth grade.  While it was hard to understand some of them they all did a nice job.  There was music, prayers and explanations of our stain glass windows in our church as a part of the program.  This church has a lot of young children.  After church we went to Firehouse Subs for lunch and then I made a brief stop at the nearby Walmart for some copy paper.  Today my only plan is to attend a meeting at noon.  I may call later this morning to see about getting a haircut.  Pat may attend an end-of-meeting term luncheon with her Circle friends at church. 

Kelly, hope you will soon be feeling better with reduced pain.  I watch my wife so day-after-day dealing with pain and know it is very unpleasant.  To me your speaking of how you are feeling with regard to your situation is not complaining but is simply a part of your life for the day.  However, we are each entitled to our own opinions and way comment is not intended in any way as a criticism.  It is the sharing of our thoughts and day's journal with each other, even when redundant day after day, is what, to me, builds our community of friends here.  I, for one, am certainly interested in learning about the special equipment you use to help with your hands situation.

Sandy, glad to see you are well on your way to recovery and will soon be able to hold that new great grandchild.  I have fond memories of the first time I held my first great grandchild, who is now 13, and it was certainly special.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 02, 2016, 08:48:09 am
Hi Larry
Good to hear you look after Pat in regard to pain issues. 

As for me there will no more mention of pain issues.

How is your climate where you live, is your summer temperature high.
The Isle of Man summer temperature is about 64F or 18C.

Kelly
Title: THE HIT PARADE
Post by: MaryPage on May 02, 2016, 08:59:59 am
Thanks for looking up those songs, Patricia.  I was astonished to see so many sites referring to Mairzy Doats as a "children's song!"  It was NOT!  It was way up on the Hit Parade.  The best bands and singers performed it.

We girls used to get together and listen to the Hit Parade every Saturday night on the radio.  They would start with the one that was number ten for the week, and work up to the number One.  We used to swoon over Frank Sinatra singing All Or Nothing At All!

Wow!  Look at THIS list!!  Now this is My Music.  I know every song on here!

http://tsort.info/music/yr1943.htm

ANOTHER grey rainy day here.  I just can't Believe this!  The bay is so misty, I guess because it is getting warmer than it has been, that you cannot see Anything out there!  When, oh when, is this going to End and the Sun come out?  IS there still a sun?  Complaining here;  not that it'll do me a speck of good.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 02, 2016, 09:12:05 am
Hi MaryPage
I found for the song Mairzy Doats, it was recorded by;

The Piied Pipers in 1944
The Trade Winds in 1967
And The Merry Macs go to number on in March 1944
And Tommy Ridgely made a rock and roll version in 1958

There were other versions as well.

Kelly
Title: 1942
Post by: MaryPage on May 02, 2016, 09:18:08 am
Well, there ya go, Kelly!  Thanks!

I checked the Hit Parade for 1942 just now, and again, I knew every song on it.  Yes, those were My years, and that was My music!  There are a lot of songs on the 42, 43 and 44 lists that were inspired by the fact that we were in an all out war in those years.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on May 02, 2016, 09:23:48 am
Wow, what a trip down memory lane with that list of songs!  I'm with you, MaryPage.  That was music - the songs were sung, not screeched, and you could hear and learn all the words.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 02, 2016, 09:34:21 am
MaryPage, the UVerse service comes with a DVR that will record up to four shows at the same time.  We do have a CD player also but it is seldom used, just when the kids bring something over to watch.  As far as gadgets, well my job in my other life involved electronics so up until I got where I could up and down and under things, I did like new electronic gadgets.

You spoke of the hit parade, that goes back a ways, the conversation of Prince came up yesterday with my family and I made the statement this generation has no claim to fame on worship of celebrities.  I told them about the "Hit Parade" and Frank Sinatra and how you girls used to swoon and scream......heheheheheh ;D 

Marzie most certainly was a main stream tune, not a kids song.  I still remember most of the words myself.  Even though I hadn't thought of it for ages. Strange isn't it, we had so many happy, silly things everyone liked in those days.  Fibber Mcgree and Molly, Abbott and Castello, Red Skelton, Husband and wife were not allowed in the same bed in movies, cursing and bad language wasn't heard, never.  Bob Hope used to get into trouble just using innuendo. Wonder how we survived.  Used to love the old comedy/variety shows.



Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on May 02, 2016, 09:43:37 am
My daughter, when she was in her 20's, attended a VFW barbecue with her father and me.  The entertainment was a band of "older" musicians playing song after song from the 40's.  Of course, Mairzey Doats was one.  My daughter's mouth dropped open, she looked at me in surprise and said "That really was a song!"  I guess for years when she heard me "singing" (?) it she thought it was my imagination.  ;D

Then, there was the time I passed by my son's bedroom and heard Glen Miller's String of Pearls" coming from his stereo.  I popped my head in and my son said "Mom!  Listen to this!"  I explained to him that it sure wasn't something new.   :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 02, 2016, 09:55:27 am
Hi MaryPage and JeanneP
Though I like all types of music, my era is the 1960's.

The sixties saw  a change in many ways and I think the sixties music reflected thsy.

Kelly
Title: WORDS TO THE SONGS
Post by: MaryPage on May 02, 2016, 09:59:57 am
Hal, I will confess to swooning, but my bunch NEVER screamed.  We hated that, and I do to this very day and hour.  I cannot bear to watch morning and daytime TV shows, or any game shows, because of all that audience screaming.  A crowd of human beings screaming and screeching reminds me, with shivers up and down my spine, of our relationship to the Ape species.  Very uncivilized!

Fascinating that we remember all the words, isn't it?  I mean, can YOU remember what you had for breakfast today?  Okay, well, how about Yesterday?  Well, me too!  But I can sing along with all the words to popular music from the thirties and forties.  Funny how our brains work.  I think people with dementia can do that, too.

Color me old fashioned (wow:  my grandmother certainly would not have said so!) and prim and proper and very, very much a prude, but while I do not wish to go back to those days in any OTHER way, except to see my loved ones again,  I do like the innocence we had.  We were polite and used decent language (well, Grandma made me wash my mouth out with a humongous bar of Fels Naptha soap while she watched.  I was twelve, and had said "darn!") and our songs were decent.  Silly sometimes, but we rather desperately needed silly during the Great Depression which was immediately followed by all out war. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: CallieOK on May 02, 2016, 11:12:45 am
"Mares eat oats and does eat oats,
And little lambs eat ivy.
A kid'll eat ivy, too....wouldn't you?"   la la la 

Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis were the  :smitten:  singers for my teen years - but the songs of the 40's were still popular.  I still have all my 45 rpm records - and some 78's - from those days  AND a turntable that will play all of them.

Recently,  I have seen record players advertised for playing "vinyl", which seems to be a "new thing" again.     "What goes around comes around".
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 02, 2016, 11:14:02 am
I think the 40s and 50s were my song eras.  I remember the words to many of the songs and it is nostalgic to read others memories.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on May 02, 2016, 11:25:37 am
Callie,  my  daughter-in-law has old records from many years ago.  She collects them. There are several record stores down in Baltimore City that only sell the old records.  And, then, she is always so excited when she finds a special one at the Goodwill.

My son bought her a very nice record player that only plays the old 78's.   I think I remember having a record player that had an attachment that you added if you wanted to play the little 45's. 

Like you said,  "what goes around, comes around".  I agree with everyone else, that was the good music. 

I have a friend, whose daughter sings with a "big band" and they sing all the "old songs".  The male singer with this band sounds exactly like Frank Sinatra. If you weren't looking at him, you would think for sure, it was "Ole Blue eyes".   It is so much fun to go to some of their shows and watch the "oldtimers" dancing.  Most of their audiences are probably over 60, but you do see some younger ones once in a while.  Always a fun time.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 02, 2016, 11:32:24 am
I went to High School with Johnny Mathis.  Fantastic singer.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 02, 2016, 11:36:41 am
I have to grin a little when you see the "modern" folks do that they call dancing, they think bumping rear ends and holding their crouch is the thing.  When all we got to do is hold each other in our arms and sway gently to some very romantic music.   We wsere so square...... ;)   :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on May 02, 2016, 11:37:46 am
Oh Joan,   my sister-in-law has been "madly in love" with Johnny Mathis for years and years and years, etc. 

She just went to see him in concert a month or so ago.  And, she  just  absolutely "out of control"   She said he sounded great, and I think he is either 80 or close to it.   

Did you ever get to meet up with him after he got famous ?

Joy


I did a Google search, and Johnny Mathis was born in 1935, so he will be 81 in September.  Fantastic singer still going !!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 02, 2016, 11:58:33 am
I have to agree with Kelly that the sixties were my era, the golden age of Rock and Roll! However, I liked the blues and jazz artists as much if not more, Thelonious Monk. Charles Mingus. Art Blakey. Dizzy Gillespie.Moms Mabley, Max Roach. Billie Holiday. John Coltrane. Billie Holiday was the first in an era of standard prejudge to sing a song, "Strange Fruit," publicly that was about the Southern habit of lynching Black men.

I also vividly remember how young girls swooned over the Beatles, so much so that promoters often had paramedics standing by. And what about my sister and her friends loving Elvis Presley? My little sister born in 1961 also had posters all over her walls of various singers in the early seventies. Music does have charms to soothe the savage beast in all of us.... 8)

I recognise many if not all of those songs from the forties as well. My mother, by ear, played piano, organ,  alto sax and accordion so while instrumental music was more common in my growing up years, she also sang many of the older, (to me);  tunes.

I loved Frank Sinatra, but I adored Dean Martin. Johnny Mathis was also one we listened to in the evening. My Dad preferred Perry Como, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole, Theresa Brewer, Frankie Lane and Rosemary Cloony as well as many country singers I can't recall except Jim Reeves and Ferlin Husky. Lawerance Welk was a weekly staple after 1967 in our house after we bought a television.

We are having the usual, misty damp mornings, sunny afternoons and light raining evenings. Not much change there, but the trees and bushes are once again green.
Title: ANDY RUSSELL
Post by: MaryPage on May 02, 2016, 12:18:00 pm
PATRICIA, your music was my children's music!  You are of their generation.

One singer I adored was Andy Russell.  No one seems to remember him any more.  I can't imagine why not!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 02, 2016, 12:49:25 pm
Joy, he was one year behind me and no never did meet up with him after.  Saw him in Vegas one year when my Mom and  wen tbut that was it.  He and his brothers lived in the same area as we did in S.F.

Hal, HEAR  HEAR
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 02, 2016, 12:59:41 pm
MaryPage, here are some uTube songs from Andy Russell;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQrRBWDTuik
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 02, 2016, 01:05:06 pm
Good afternoon, another rainy day, but still with no wind.  I put the heat on this morning.

Now, when I was little, my grandmother lived with us and she sang songs of the Gay Ninetys to me.  After the Ball is Over, Daisy,Dasiy etc. In 1941, I worked in a Frosted  Malt Shop, and the Junk Box was playing all day, I think I can still hear those songs. My mother was a Rudy Vallie fan.

Hal, I still have a FiberMagee's closet.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on May 02, 2016, 01:08:02 pm
My Dad listened to the "old" Country music at home. I lived with my older sister part of the time and she was into the big bands, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin etc, so I developed an appreciation of that music also.  Then along came Elvis ;D.  I was one of his drooling fans and in fact, snuck out of the house about 1957 and went to one of his concerts.  My mother would have had a fit if she knew :) (and no, she never did find out :D).  By the time the Beatles came along, I was married, worked full time, had kids and never got into that era of music nor what my kids listened to.

I like some jazz and blues music but have really gone back to my roots and when I listen to music, it's country or what they now call "Classic Country".  I do not like what passes for country now. 

One of my favorites was Merle Haggard. Cathie, my friend Gena and I drove up to Ardmore, OK in November and saw him in person.  It turned out to be the next to last concert he did before he got sick.

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on May 02, 2016, 01:12:41 pm
After seeing the picture of Andy Russell , he does look vaguely familiar.  And, the name is vaguely farmiliar, also.  Sounded good, anyhow.

Thanks, Patricia for finding that.

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 02, 2016, 01:54:37 pm
From when she was 75.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1km-F2DVgjs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd2F8N_xf6Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCAONfekvnY

Moms Mabley, a great singer, and comedian!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: CallieOK on May 02, 2016, 02:05:48 pm
I remember Andy Russell. 

My era was BB/BE  (Before Beatles/Before Elvis) and I never did care much for either one.   

My husband, who grew up in Tupelo MS, was in the same third grade class as Elvis.  Husband's aunt lived about a mile south of the Presleys and thought they were "white trash" because they lived north of the highway.  :)

We visited Elvis' birthplace long before it became a Mississippi Historic Site  https://www.elvispresleybirthplace.com/the-tour/mississippi-historic-site (https://www.elvispresleybirthplace.com/the-tour/mississippi-historic-site).  I have a picture of my husband and 3-year-old son sitting in the swing that's pictured on the web site page.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 02, 2016, 02:21:01 pm
It's funny about humans and locations defining folks. Here in Fairbanks, it was always South Fairbanks that was looked down on as it was first the site of an old Athabaskan Indian village and then a Black part of town, until the developers started gentrifying the neighborhoods.

To the Athabaskans, it was who lived on which side of the Yukon river and in ancient, (to us); times the Indians and the Eskimos figuratively drew a geographical line horizontally across Alaska and made it a dividing line. So much so that you could be killed on the wrong side. Many, today, still have that old prejudge.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Marilyne on May 02, 2016, 02:28:23 pm
wjoan - did you happen to live in the West Portal district of SF?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 02, 2016, 02:40:25 pm
I remember Andy Russell and I liked him.  Another singer I liked was Jerry Vale and there was one song in particular I liked that he sang, but I have n o idea now what it was. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 02, 2016, 02:55:33 pm
MaryAnn and others, I will right-click on an item, highlight it and on the drop menu, select search Google for that item. Here is what I discovered for Jerry Vale.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT2CFZ12aF8P7ARMcoQOJog
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 02, 2016, 03:11:27 pm
Marilyne, younger years in  North Beach near Fisherman's Wharf.  iN HIGH sCHOOL MY DAD BOUGHT A SET OF FLATS IN THE rICHMOND District.  Lived on 20th Ave. near Fulton..  Lived there til I got married.

Sorry for caps but not gonna go back and correct them all.  Sorry.
Title: NEW COMPUTER
Post by: MaryPage on May 02, 2016, 03:26:00 pm
i do not remember Jerry Vale, but do remember some of those songs the site says he sang.

I got a kick out of the Beatles when my children were so crazy about them.  Now I enjoy their talent in a nostalgic way, but not as much as my own music.  I always realized Elvis was extremely gifted in the vocal chords department, but I neither liked nor approved of him.  Yes, he was definitely the wrong side of the tracks as far as I was concerned.

I bought a new computer, totally picked out by Chip, on March 13th, and Chip has been taking his own sweet time getting it loaded and ready to go ever since.  This afternoon I am using it for the very first time.  I like the new keyboard and the arrangements.  The type is too small in many places, and I have to find out how to fix that.  My virus detective software warned me not to come in here!  First time THAT has ever happened!  I told it to ignore whatever was frightening it.  So here I am, in a Hello Windows 10 mode, and wondering how much I have lost and how much gained.  We shall see!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 02, 2016, 03:31:06 pm
I absolutely adored Jerry Vale .... 
IMHO,  he had a beautiful voice.... 

Thanks for reminding me!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Marilyne on May 02, 2016, 04:41:13 pm
wjoan - you must have gone to the same high school as my friend/college roommate.  She graduated in the same class as Johnny Mathis . . . it must have been 1953, or maybe 52?  I don't remember the name of the school?  I remember her saying that he sang at a lot of school events and assemblies. 

I never lived in SF,  but have spent a lot of time there over the years. I have a granddaughter who lives in the Sunset, so when I go now, I always go there.  I used to love North Beach! 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 02, 2016, 07:02:06 pm
Hi Everyone
I did like Vic Damone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 02, 2016, 08:54:16 pm
Marilyne, I graduated in 1951.  The name of the school is Washington High School.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 02, 2016, 09:04:07 pm
Hi WesternJoan
How goes your day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 02, 2016, 09:40:43 pm
Thanks, Patricia.  I don't remember the song I particularly liked to hear Jerry Vale sing, but I liked his voice - so clear and you could understand each word.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 02, 2016, 09:41:13 pm
 :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 02, 2016, 11:08:23 pm
Kelly, day went slow.  Lost my connection for about 5 hours.  Other than that all is well.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 03, 2016, 09:16:14 am
Hi everyone.  It looks like we will have a nice morning but have the possibility for more rain this afternoon and evening.  Yesterday we had close to two inches of rain and each time it really rained heavily with some wind.  Our main activities for today will be to take Pat for a chest x-ray at the hospital and then over to get a new hose for her CPAP machine.  Three nights ago it started making a popping sound as if it were a popcorn popper with each breath she took.  We exchanged the hoses between our two identical machine and I got that popping sounds so we are sure it is the hose failing.  Perhaps we will have a good lunch out and Pat will have the evening off from preparing a meal. 

Kelly, our summers are hot and we have already had a day or two in the 90's this spring. 

MaryPage, I also remember "Your Hit Parade" on radio and TV.   I always liked the show and how they worked up to the number one song of the week.  That show was on from 1935 on radio  until it ended in 1959 on TV.  I feel fortunate that I grew up in more or less an age of innocence.  I really feel for the young people of today.

Joy, the Goodwill and Salvation Army quit accepting vinyl records where we were living.  I had a fair collection and converted them to digital and finally just put them in the garbage.

Jeanne, I agree with you on songs being sung and not screeched and the words repeated over and over with blaring music. 

Hal, I didn't even hook up my DVD player when we moved as we seldom used it as we don't rent movies and if we did it would be streaming and not on DVD.  I so wish they would bring back an old type variety show but suppose it wouldn't be a commercial success.  I loved the old radio shows.

Jeanne, apparently some young people are finding the old songs and styles of music very enjoyable. 

Great discussions yesterday.  You most likely can find about any artist in the eras we have been discussion on a website called Spotify.  Just put the name in the search box and then select the artist option and you likely will see a long list of their music. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 03, 2016, 10:33:59 am
Larry, I think the closest thing to variety show anymore is "The Voice".  My wife watches it, I don't.  They have a bunch of so called judges, celebrities,  that make their comments, much like that dance show, my wife watches, which in my opinion ruins the show.  It seems to me they have to "attempt" to show their brilliance and how astute they are (aren't).  Oh, never mind.  Just say I am not impressed with their opinions.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 03, 2016, 12:14:17 pm
Good morning from a damp, still rainy morning in the Interior!

I remember watching the Dean Martin variety show, remember the Golddiggers? Also the Carol Burnett show which was comedic genius. We also saw several memorable shows such as Sinatra and Como's Christmas productions. We had Lucile Ball's shows in several reincarnations but I never thought she was funny, just another variety show.

There were probably others that I've forgotten. We didn't have a television until after the 1967 flood so I don't remember all those children shows people still speak of such as the Art Linkletter show although I have seen saved portions of it when I had a TV. I think growing up without one is why I don't have one today.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on May 03, 2016, 12:42:09 pm
Patricia, do you have cable TV?  There is a channel on cable called "Me TV".  It has a lot of the old shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s.  Carol Burnett is one, also Mama's Family with Carol Lawrence. 

TVLand, when it first came out in the early 90s carried some of the old shows, but now they consider "old"  being the early 2000s :)

We got our first TV in 1957, a 17" console.  It was the first one in the neighborhood and every afternoon after school, all the neighborhood kids (about 20) were sitting in our living room watching all the afternoon kid's shows like Howdy Dooty.  I was in high school and I had to babysit all these kids for free.  About a year later, the neighbors got a 21" and everyone went over there!

My folks and aunt and uncle were glued to the TV on Saturday nights for Lawrence Welk and Liberace :).

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 03, 2016, 01:04:34 pm
I remember Liberace well!

No I do not have a television. I did for awhile, almost as a standard issue wherever I moved to. But then in 1997, I heard a newly wedded couple in my apartment complex, bemoaning the fact that they couldn't afford a television. First I thought that was odd as they WERE newly married and two, it got me to thinking. I had a nice 21" or thereabouts television but I couldn't remember watching it in some time.

I went and looked and it was very dusty. I called them over and gave them the TV and they were so shocked that I was doing so and wasn't planning a new purchase. I always wondered if they stayed married as they were so appreciative and I've also never missed it. This may be because we never had a television until I was fifteen.

I can watch several free shows on my computer but don't really. YouTube has many, many shows on for free as well. I have also had those free versions of Hulu and Netflix to see if I wanted to spend the monthly fee. I usually never watched anything but perhaps a late night show and quit mostly after one or two days.

I am an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction and spend time or did studying PSP, photography and Sarah.
Title: DISAPPEARING EMAILS!
Post by: MaryPage on May 03, 2016, 07:41:36 pm
I have been busy, busy yesterday and today working with my new computer.  Plus Greg picked me up at nine-thirty this morning and I went to Chestertown with him and worked in the office.  So I am pretty exhausted and way behind with things, but wanted to ask you new computer folks if you have had any experience with completely losing all of your emails.  I had a bunch in incoming and in sent and in the deleted portion, but all of a sudden they all disappeared and won't come back!  I am going berserk here!  Where in the WORLD would they have gone to?  Anyone got a clue?
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Post by: donklan on May 03, 2016, 07:47:19 pm
Which Email program do you use?

Maybe Rammel has a clue.
Title: OUTLOOK
Post by: MaryPage on May 03, 2016, 07:51:41 pm
I use Outlook.
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Post by: wjoan on May 03, 2016, 08:01:06 pm
I thought we had a Forum for Email problems, no?
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Post by: Kelly on May 03, 2016, 08:01:42 pm
Hi Larry
Thanks for the weather information where you live.

Kelly
Title: EMAIL FORUM?
Post by: MaryPage on May 03, 2016, 11:36:17 pm
There might be, Joan, but I've never been there, and if I went, well, what they told me would probably be Greek to me.  But no matter; Chip took pity on me and fixed EVERYthing.  I tell you true, you have to be born to this stuff to really dig it.  I mean, seriously, my 3 year old great grandson is waaaaay smarter with these machines than I.  Blows my mind!
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Post by: Kelly on May 04, 2016, 05:46:42 am
Hi Everyone

Good morning from the Isle of Man

Kelly
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Post by: larryhanna on May 04, 2016, 08:27:06 am
Hi everyone.  Last night turned out to be a very long one as I woke up about 1:30 and didn't find sleep again until after 5 and then just off and on.  Around 3:30 I picked up my phone and read my email and then the postings in the discussions I follow.  Nothing was bothering me and it guess it was just one of those nights.  We had some more heavy rain yesterday but now expect some sunny and warm days for the next several days. 

We had a four hour outing yesterday in getting the x-ray for Pat at the hospital, stopping at the CPAP supplier, going to Jo-Ann's and finally stopping at Big Daddy's Bar-B-Q for a late lunch and early dinner.  While it was good we decided we like the Bar-B-Q place we have been going to nearby better and likely will not make a return visit.  My heart was bothering me yesterday and last evening when I went to take my evening medicine I discovered I hadn't taken my morning dosage, which undoubtedly had brought on the pain I was feeling yesterday.  Today's schedule should be light.  We will go to the Church for the Wednesday night dinner and spend time with Scott this evening.  I do need to refill my medicine boxes and fix up some of my frozen fruit treat with the mixed fruit and bananas I have in the freezer.

Patricia, your mention of those old TV shows sure brings back memories.  We got TV at our house when I was probably 17.  I remember you had to constantly be adjusting the vertical and horizontal settings and actually getting up to change the channels, which wasn't much of a job since there were only two or three channels we could get. Right before Pat and I moved to Anchorage in 1968 we had purchased our first color TV only to find when we got to Alaska they were not broadcasting anything in color.  However, shortly after we moved there they started broadcasting in color using usually a week delayed tape for the lower 48.  I also remember that punctuality as to when programs started wasn't a big factor since the stations didn't have to adhere to anyone else's schedule.  Nice of you to give your TV to someone who was going to enjoy it since it was not something you cared to use. 

MaryPage, glad Chip was able to get you going with your email. 
Title: TELEVISION 1951
Post by: MaryPage on May 04, 2016, 10:32:15 am
We got our first TV in November 1951.  I was 22½!  We marveled at it, and used to sit and watch the screen for it to finally break into a show of some kind.  It did not run around the clock.  Mostly, when it did come on, it was really bad old cowboy movies: black and whites that flickered badly.  But mostly it was just that round signal.
Oh, how we loved, was it called Your Show of Shows?  Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.  No one, to this day, has been funnier, IMHO.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 04, 2016, 10:47:03 am
Thanks Larry. Well its another usual now day for us in the Interior. Although it did rain all day yesterday, steady but no excitement. It was similar in 2003 and now many folks are bemoaning the assumption that it will be cool as their year was as well.

I'm to meet a new cat this afternoon. When I received Sarah from Pet Pride, they kept her sequestered as she attacked the other animals in the foster home and growled at everyone, frankly they were a bit afraid of her. If you think about it, taking a cat from a dangerous winter climate, amputating her tail and then placing her among other animals and cats may not have been a bright move without giving her a breathing space first. When she came to me, she relaxed and became quiet and loving and so very intelligent and endearing.

Now I've learned they have another small gray female found outdoors in the woods and hissing and growling at the animals, people and evidently a three year old in the foster home. They're keeping her in a bathroom I understand. Some wanted to call me and the directer wanted to wait until I eventually called them but the cat who they've named Lucy wasn't calming down. So they called me and asked if I'd mind and as with Sarah, they waived all fees and paid for vet visit, Advantage,  and micro chipping. Of course, even with the deja vu, I said yes. A friend now is calling me the "cat whisper."  ::) However, its just quiet here, no others, just me and I don't fuss which is what Sarah needed and probably this one as well.

MaryPage, you do write well and I envy your turn of phase! The first television show we watched on our own was the "Big Valley" starring Barbara Stanwyck, Linda Evans, Richard Long and Peter Breck. Also starring Lee Majors in a breakout role.

We started our Sunday evening ever after with Disney, Combat with Vic Morrow and then the Big Valley. As a 15 year old, I was buzzing with all that testosterone!  :smitten:
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Post by: halkel on May 04, 2016, 11:02:30 am
Now for all you travellers, you will like this idea, I do. I hope all the airlines adopt the idea.  Valet service for luggage.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/delta-ingenious-program-could-ton-122129480.html (https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/delta-ingenious-program-could-ton-122129480.html)

MaryPage, ditto on Sid.  He and Imogene were absolutely brilliant comedians.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 04, 2016, 11:17:55 am
Good day one and all
Kelly
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Post by: MaryTX on May 04, 2016, 12:00:41 pm
Hal, I heard about another "perk" on the news recently for air travelers - radio controlled luggage tags.  Using a smartphone, you can always know where your luggage is.  And when your luggage is on the belt being loaded onto the plane, if it's going onto the wrong plane, the belt will beep. This would be great if all airlines did this.

We have had our luggage lost several times.  The worst time was when Claude's brother passed away in Oklahoma and we were living on the west coast.  He packed his suit in his luggage and wore slacks and a sport shirt on the plane.  His luggage didn't arrive with him.  The plane was late and time was short.  No one wore his size, so he attended the funeral on what he had on.  Three weeks later, our sister-in-law got a phone call from a convenience store/Greyhound bus stop out on the highway.  The airline had sent his luggage there without letting anyone know.

Mary 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 04, 2016, 12:05:48 pm
Hal and Mary I agree with both ideas. I read a short piece yesterday on AOL about travelers more likely to have "road rage"  incidents when having to struggle through first class roomy sections on their way to crowded economy class! And the aircraft carriers are taking note.
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Post by: halkel on May 04, 2016, 12:27:12 pm
Angel those folks in first class pay through the nose for that room.  I "considered" one time flying to England first class until I got the price.........yikes!

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 04, 2016, 12:42:06 pm
Hal, I remember being bumped up to first class for some reason in my early twenties. I remember looking at the gold salt and pepper shakers, small tablecloth and real plates with real napkins and cutlery. I remember thinking WOW! right up until they brought me my plastic plate and economy meal!  :'(
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Post by: JeanneP on May 04, 2016, 12:57:23 pm
Angel.  Now the time I got bumped up to first class the treated me like all the others in there. Got a great meal. Wine, and everything. Slippers also. Was from UK to Chicago.  Have used business class but now First Class can't be beat. 
Now using Tourist or 3rd class.  Treated like Cattle back there. Getting worse the say.Yes now I am checking for a flight to UK and the prices are up to what Business class was a few years ago..
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Post by: angelface555 on May 04, 2016, 01:03:21 pm
Jeanne, your trip sounds better than mine, that's for sure! I don't remember why I was moved up, just that I was young and still naive back then. No slippers and no wine or fancy meals for me!

I was going from Cincinnati to Seattle with stops.

The "cattle" feeling is being linked to flight disruptions now and I read that carriers are now paying attention.
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Post by: JeanneP on May 04, 2016, 01:05:06 pm
Grand Haven looks rough today but beautiful with the waves.

Eagle babies are really getting big now. At what age do the start to fly?
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Post by: angelface555 on May 04, 2016, 03:08:47 pm
A newer cam but it keeps flipping.

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/michigan/grandhaven/lakemichigan/?cam=lakemichigan

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on May 04, 2016, 03:39:57 pm
I've seen that one before.  The second pic is the current one, what's happening right now.  Pretty crummy out :).
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Post by: Sandy on May 04, 2016, 03:56:39 pm
Wonderful day today.
I got to hold my first and so far,  only
Great Grand Gal ... Ophelia   (aka "Fe") ..
She is  a beauty! 
Sandy
:smitten:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 04, 2016, 03:56:56 pm
That cam must be pretty close to the one we have on now.  See someone out there flying kites.  Does look rough still.  Give me the chills listening to it.  Sort of cold here. My furnace running all day.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 04, 2016, 04:34:04 pm
We are back to a sunny day but there are ominous clouds rising up and over the foothills!

Sandy, you are one lucky lady! Congrats!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 04, 2016, 05:01:12 pm
I looked at the cam shot and felt it was the same as usual - Earth Cam.  We have had rain all day and it has rained hard at times.  Our temp has been in the mid 40s all day too. 

Tom, Dot, Terry, Jan, Jan's parents and I had lunch at a Polish cafe where we ate about a month ago.  I did not like what I had at that time, so ordered a burger with mushrooms, onions ad Swiss cheese.  It was filling and I brought half home.  Dot ordered what I had the last time and liked it.  We will go to a pizza place next week and they have other foods than just pizza.

Mary Ann
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Post by: Sandy on May 04, 2016, 05:25:53 pm
Mary Ann
I am so happy to hear that you and
the "Family"  get together so often...

It sounds like you are all very close. 

Sandy
:)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 04, 2016, 05:28:47 pm
Hi Sandy
Congratulations again.

kelly
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Post by: Kelly on May 04, 2016, 07:12:15 pm
Hi Everyone

Time to retire, so Goodnight.

Kelly
Title: OPHELIA
Post by: MaryPage on May 05, 2016, 12:26:52 am
I just love that name, Sandy Dapph.  Now, how bout a picture?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on May 05, 2016, 02:41:29 am
Congrats great grandMa!  Show us a proud smile with Fe!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 05, 2016, 03:59:43 am
Good Morning from the Isle of Man.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 05, 2016, 06:20:54 am
It is 2:19 am here. I went to bed way too early and had been dozing so finally decided to get up for a time. It is 54 and cloudy but expected to be warm and sunny later on.

There is another restaurant opening near us that already has people raving! It is employing, training and preparing homeless and other disadvantaged folks for life and further employment. Evidently the prices are right and the food is well prepared and presented. I'm planning to go to lunch there soon with friends.

Well, my new cat came home yesterday around four PM and promptly decided to rule the roost from under the bed for the time being. She has made a couple of forays out but is being cautious. She isn't a long haired grey like Sarah but rather a grey  short haired, smooth coated  tabby mixed with what looks like Russian Blue. I haven't really gotten a chance to interact with her as yet.

Her original microchip has her as a four-year-old from Anchorage, and they gave her a new chip here. Sarah was around eight and more self-assured but this one is different as we all are and this well be good for me to have one different to care for. I miss Sarah but need someone to indulge and love. They're calling her Lucy but that will change as it doesn't fit her to my way of thinking.

When Pet Pride delivered her, the manager here and others told the volunteer about a drug house a block over that had been raided and a,(to the speakers); beautiful calico roaming the backyard. So Pet Pride will contact the owners of the property and set a trap to bring that one in. I'm so isolated that I wasn't aware that it was a drug house nor of the raid.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on May 05, 2016, 06:33:46 am
Great, Angelface. I was only one night without my Twerp before I realized being catless was not going to work. I ended up with two.

Lucy is a lot like you new kitty. It took her about a month before she got brave enough to come out of hiding (except for meals, of course) with me around. She still disappears when there is anyone else in the house. Usually she is gone before anyone even sets foot in the door. My best friend has only caught a glimpse of her twice and my sister, only once.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 05, 2016, 06:44:09 am
We are allowed only one pet per apartment here and under twenty pounds, or I would have had two. I had small golden cat, years ago that my father called a ghost cat. He, (my Dad); lived with me for three months before going into hospice and swears he only saw a quick flash one time.

Sarah was so confident that she never hid but faced everything head on. Both cats spent time living outdoors dumped from towns and this one may be less afraid as time goes by. Its only been a week today but I was not ready to live alone.

I don't like the implications of this one's fear and hope by leaving her alone that she soon settles.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 05, 2016, 08:29:47 am
weather wise.  Today is suppose to be equally as nice although will only get to 70 degrees this afternoon. We had a nice Taco Dinner with a delicious dessert at our Wednesday night dinner at church and then our young peoples drama department put on a show afterwards, which appears to be an annual event.  It was cute.  I will go to coffee in a couple of hours and then plan on getting a haircut and getting a few items at Walmart.  We do not have our Wisdom group today as the pastor is involved in the mayor's prayer luncheon at our normal meeting time and won't be available.  I had a great night's sleep last night, which was very welcome and I feel nice and rested this morning.

Patricia, nice that you will be getting another cat.  Nice that the fees have been waived.  You obviously have a way with cats that the rescue organization thought of you about this particular cat.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 05, 2016, 12:56:07 pm
Evening time here and sunny.

Kelly
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Post by: June Drabek on May 05, 2016, 01:12:38 pm
Patricia, you did so well with accommodating Sarah, I know you will do the same with this new kitty. I feel cats have to first learn trust, and in hiding and being cautious they are only following the nature of cats. Food will be the drawing out from hiding places, as you know, but you are doing the right thing by giving this one it's space. I congratulate you for adopting a new one so soon.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 05, 2016, 02:34:54 pm
Good afternoon, on another cold and rainy day.

Patricia, I am so gald to read you have a new kitty.  Taffy, stayed under the bed for a few days, when I got  her, but now she is like a dog , and is always near by.  right now she is setting on my back, while I try to type.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 05, 2016, 03:02:02 pm
Gloria and June, I hope so. She advances and she retreats which is so different than Sarah who expected others to do the retreating!

One thing I found comical today,  was when she was peering around the corner watching me eat a slice of buttered toast. I offered it to her and she watched but didn't approach. So I took a bite to show her it was safe, the human didn't die; so she came forward and sniffed the toast but didn't care for a bite!

I had a cat back in the late nineties who loved to lay curled around my shoulders and would have slept that way at night if she could have!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 05, 2016, 06:46:40 pm
For myself, Gloria and others enamoured of cats;

http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=20631

"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little they become its visible soul." Jean Cocteau, Writer

This quote rings true to me. I have a cat of my own, and I strongly believe that a family that includes a cat is a family in good company. It would seem that many families agree too: according to the American Pet Products Association, 79 to 96 million cats are owned in the United States. There's no denying that pet ownership in general can improve a person's quality of life, cat ownership in particular. In fact, scientists have studied the human-animal bond and discovered the many health benefits of owning a cat. Let's take a look:

1. They improve your cardiovascular system

Studies conducted at the University of Minnesota found that those who did not own cats were 30 to 40 percent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease, when compared to cat owners. Unfortunately, dog owners do not reap these same benefits. Other studies show that the chance of death from sudden heart attack is reduced among cat owners too. In fact, a study funded by the NIH (National Institute of Health) determined that pet owners were more likely to survive a heart attack. Furthermore, owning a cat can reduce your stroke risk by up to one third, according to a study conducted at the University of Minnesota.

2. They boost your immune system

Owning a cat has been found to lead to improved social support, reduced depression and more laughter, play and exercise - all of these factors combine to help your immune system function better. Cats can also determine when you're not feeling well and help you get better by comforting you.

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3. They reduce allergies and respiratory problems

Children brought up around cats (and dogs too) develop immunity to allergens from an early age. Studies show that the incidence of respiratory problems (including asthma) is reduced in children who are exposed to cats in their early years. On top of reducing allergies, studies found that children raised with pets appear to develop greater empathy for the feelings of others and are able to better relate to other people. 

4. They help lower your blood pressure

Petting your cat has been found to be calming and may reduce your blood pressure. Studies conducted at the University of New York found that people who owned pets had lower blood pressure than those who did not. Studies also found that children with hypertension had lower blood pressure while petting their cat or dog.

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5. They help lower your cholesterol and triglycerides

It is a well known fact that diet and exercise can go a long way toward reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels. However, studies show that owning a cat can help too. In fact, owning a cat lowers cholesterol better than some medications, according to a 2006 study conducted in Canada. In turn, this may make pet owners less prone to heart attacks than non pet-owners.

6. They can help heal your bones and muscles

All thanks to their purring powers. Cats purr at a frequency between 20 to 140 Hz - and their purring is thought to have therapeutic effects. It has been found that bones heal best at 25 Hz and 50 Hz frequencies. Furthermore, soft tissues like muscles, tendons and ligaments, and problems like infections and swelling, heal faster at these frequencies.

7. They reduce stress and anxiety

In today's fast paced lifestyle, interacting with a pet may bring play-time and creativity back into your life. Caring for a cat and cuddling with them can help take your mind off your worries, reducing your levels of anxiety and stress. Spending just a couple of minutes with your pet can reduce cortisol (a stress hormone) and boost serotonin, a happy hormone that not only makes you feel better but reduces pain. 

8. They improve your mood and relieve depression

On the one hand, cats may have been given the reputation of being solitary, unsocial creatures. On the other, the love and companionship of a cat can help lift your spirits, if you simply pet them. Animals are surprisingly responsive to emotional states in humans, enabling them to care for you whenever you need it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 05, 2016, 07:34:26 pm
Nearly time to retire

Goodnight Everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 05, 2016, 07:37:58 pm
Thanks, Patricia that is a great write up.  Taffy, is great company, at 92 I get out a little and she always greets me at the door when I come home.  She is somthing alive in the house to talk too.
Title: MY LAST CAT
Post by: MaryPage on May 05, 2016, 08:36:13 pm
My last cat was a beige short haired male with some white striped stockings.  He was gorgeous!  And funny and fun.  He loved to watch television, and I bought a couple of DVDs made for cats that he adored.  It was a hoot to watch him sitting up straight on the floor in front of the TV with his head going back and forth and back and forth!
I would adore to have one again, but my lease does not permit and I am no longer physically able to lug home litter and clean out litter boxes.  But the lease is the biggest drawback.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Denver on May 05, 2016, 11:26:40 pm
So happy to read you have a new kitty,  ANGEL.  I felt certain she will be out and about very soon.  I ðŸ'-- Grey short haired cats.  I wish you two a very good life together.

MARYANN, happy to read that you enjoyed time together eating with the family.

I wish you all a good night. 

Jenny
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Post by: Kelly on May 06, 2016, 03:38:01 am
Good morning Everyone

Kelly
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Post by: larryhanna on May 06, 2016, 07:13:04 am
Hi everyone.  We are up early this morning as Pat scheduled and 8:30 doctor's appointment and it takes us around 30 minutes to get there and since this will be during rush hour we will allow an additional 15 minutes for the drive.  This is a followup from her appointment last Friday.  Later this morning the housekeeper will be here but we should be back before she gets here.  Nothing else on the schedule for today.  It is 48 degrees here this morning but will get to 75 degrees this afternoon, quite a bit warmer than yesterday.

deAngel and Patricia, I don't think I would want a cat around my shoulders but guess they would be warm on the neck.  I didn't know all the benefits of owning a cat.  We had a cat for 12-14 years but won't have another one due to the demands of caring for them.
Our son has both a cat and a dog and loves both dearly.  They have been a big comfort to him since his wife died as they always greet him when he comes back from work or being away from his house.

Good afternoon Kelly. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 06, 2016, 08:01:41 am
Good Morning to you again Larry

Just left the same message in Soda Shoppe for you.

kelly
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Post by: Mary Ann on May 06, 2016, 11:28:26 am
We almost had a catastrophe last night when I could not find my camera.  Tom remembered bringing it into the house from his car..  We both looked in the car and the house but could not find it.  This morning I was getting the trash ready to go out and I saw the case in with some computer things.   Big relief.  It is not an expensive camera and there aren’t any prized pictures on it so I was prepared to get another similar one, but now I won’t have to.

My right leg is bothering me and I am going to have an ultrasound on it next week.  It aches above the knee sometimes, other times below the knee and sometimes the entire leg.  My laptop on it doesn’t help, so I write as little as possible.

We have a beautiful day started with 70 degrees so far.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 06, 2016, 12:17:53 pm
Hi Mary Ann
I use my laptop on top of the kitchen table, easier than my knee.

Kelly
Title: PILLOWED COMFORT
Post by: MaryPage on May 06, 2016, 12:36:37 pm
Well, exactly, Kelly!

I cannot handle having my iPad, let alone a laptop, on my lap.  I have pillows on hand around my easy chair at all times, and 3 small pillows pile on my lap and THEN the iPad or book or magazine.  Brings those items up nearer my face AND keeps them from causing me discomfort.

POURING down rain here.  Just as gloomy a day as you can imagine.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: FlaJean on May 06, 2016, 12:45:13 pm
Mary Ann, your description of your right leg describes the problem with my left leg.  It seems once I start walking the pain goes away.  Just getting old I guess.  >:(
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 06, 2016, 01:53:24 pm
Good morning from a cloudy Interior, weather gurus say it will be either partly cloudy or partly sunny, (See the pattern developing?  :-\); until the fourteenth but it will continue to develop warmer temperatures.

That cat is still hiding under the bed but is sneaking around at night. Twice I have woke up to her sleeping on the bed and if you talk to her while she believes she is safe under the bed, she has purred a time or two. Then shuts off the purring as if surprised and apprehensive she had the response!

Larry, the cats that enjoy lying around an owner's shoulders, do so as a type of hug. Not everyone likes that sort of feline closeness. With Gloria, myself and probably your son, animals are someone that loves us and gives us companionship at our best and at our worst. I have seen both dogs, cats and even once a parrot that tried to comfort an ailing or sad owner.

I dread a day coming that I will no longer be able to care for a pet and hope I would know a love and kindness to that pet and to allow someone else to do so for me if it came to that.

MaryAnn, I hope the doctor and the ultrasound will help with your leg and  could some of the pain be sympathy pains from the original? I will be thinking of you and be hoping it will be something that is easily fixed.

Hello to Kelly or Hoi bhoy!

Here's wishing all here have sunny days and healthy weeks ahead!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 06, 2016, 02:46:16 pm
Thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts about my leg.  Kelly, a table is too high for me to type comfortably.  I may resort to MaryPage's solution - a pillow under the laptop.  Patricia, I'm not sure what you mean about sympathy pains from the original - what original? 

Tom brought me some broccoli cheese soup from Panera today (also yesterday) and I had it for lunch.  Delicious.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 06, 2016, 02:52:09 pm
Well,my[pst didn't post.  Anyway what I said was that Dan brought me a lovely bouquet of flowers for Mothers Day.  He posted it on Facebook for me so all could see.  I do not see well enough to do that anymore.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 06, 2016, 02:59:41 pm
Talking cats.  Awful thing happened this morning. I happen to look out the window about 7:30am. Saw a man slowing down his truck on Frontage road and then saw some animal in my front yard. Looked dead.  He said a car on the other side hit it and it went flying up right over into my yard. He stopped and came over. Poor thing. Looks like back legs crushed and was dragging itself. I gave him a towel and a big plastic bag. Tried biting us but did get it wrapped and into the bag. Asked him to take it over to the Humane Society just about a mile away.  I hate people who h it any animal and not stop to see about it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 06, 2016, 03:12:50 pm
Now I think that the General Discussion Forum she still be used.  I can see see things that would fit in there. Few things that don't fit in the others.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 06, 2016, 03:45:43 pm
MaryAnn, in your first post you said: "It aches above the knee sometimes, other times below the knee and sometimes the entire leg."

Back in February 2014, I fell hard on a patch of black ice and damaged both knees so that they hurt continually from arthritis. I will also sometimes have pains from just above in my lower thighs and sometimes in my shins. Those ache from the way I accommodate the pain from the original, my knees.

Jeanne, I don't understand re General Disscussion Forum? This is a conversational board between online friends. What should be removed?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 06, 2016, 04:19:50 pm
The poor little eagles look like they are soaking wet again.  Must be raining hard there.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 06, 2016, 06:21:00 pm
The ducks near where I live are still there!


Kelly
Title: DISAPPOINTMENT!
Post by: MaryPage on May 06, 2016, 07:44:34 pm
Sandy Dapph, did you HEAR the evening news?

They told what the most popular names for new baby boys and girls were for 2015, and mine is in there.  This is so very disappointing to me for two reasons:  one, I think little girls should have a good chance of being the ONLY one in their class with their name and two, I hate fiercely being part of a fad. 

Here, in case you missed it, are the top five:

1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Sophia
4. Ava
5. Isabella

I also have a great granddaughter named Emma.  My Emma has that rare quality called "It!"  Of my 26 great grandchildren, 13 are girls and 13 are boys.  Two of the girls have "It," in abundance.  Emma and Leah.  They tickle everyone with their intelligence and zest for life.  Emma will be four in July, while Leah was twelve in December.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 06, 2016, 07:58:03 pm
Long ago, when Brandon, Brendon and various forms of Chelsea or Chelsia abounded, my sister named her two Brandon and Chelsey. Now there are five or six with their names anywhere they go.

I remember there always being a number of Patricia s anywhere I went until I graduated college.

When my daughter was in school, her teachers invariably called her Maria which upset her because her name was Marie. She would explain that and all would be well for a day or two until they went back to the wrong name. Why would a red headed, green eyed child be called Maria? She tried going by her middle name of Gabrielle and then people called her Gabriel which is the masculine version. A name is important and especially to a child or teenager.
Title: NAMES
Post by: MaryPage on May 06, 2016, 08:01:55 pm
I could not agree with you more, Patricia.  A child's name is their most important possession, and the first gift given them by their parents.  I think parents should seriously consider what it will be like for their child to hear their name called out in class day after day.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 06, 2016, 08:08:28 pm
When my daughter was nine,(1981); we managed some apartments in Anchorage, Alaska. Some of the children that she played with were called Sunshine, Rainbow and Leaf, the latter being their brother.

I have a friend named Rain who I never asked what her full name was. Another friend, Monica, full name is Harmonica. Three children whose father operated a Christmas store named his children, Happy Noel and Merry Christmas. They now go by Mary and Christine legally.

Edit: I don't remember their brother's name, only that it also was Christmas related and also legally changed as an adult.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 06, 2016, 08:10:46 pm
I Named my daughter "Erin Olivia" 38 years ago...

Now "Ophelia"  is my new Great Grand Daughter name
     ( only 975 th on the list of popular names)

Sandy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 06, 2016, 09:12:08 pm
I'm happy I was born in an age when parents did not make up names for their children.  We had Jim, Louise, Gladys, Maynard, Doris, Mildred, Hazen (Jr), Lyle, Claude, Kathryn, Reathel (named for a good friend of her mother), Berwyn, Barbara, Patricia, Norman and Mary Ann.  I understand many parents named their girls Mary Something, but I was the only Mary Ann and I was named for a grandmother, great-grandmother and great aunt.

So many of the made up names of today are unpronounceable.

We've had a very nice day today and at 9:20 p it is 62 degrees.  I can live with that.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on May 06, 2016, 09:37:48 pm
My maternal grandmother's name was Mary Catherine.  I loved her name and I was going to be named after her.  I got the "Mary" but at the last minute, my mother decided I should be named after her also.  So I got stuck with Mildred as a middle name and I have always hated that name :).

My paternal grandmother's name was Zena.  My younger sister is Nancy but Nancy Zena didn't sound right so she was named Nancy Zene.

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on May 06, 2016, 09:49:29 pm
I have a friend whose great-granddaughter is named "Citizen",  and they are calling her "Citi".   

Joy
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 06, 2016, 10:05:58 pm
My older sister and I were also named after our grandmothers. She was named after our paternal Grandmother, Josephine Belle which she has always hated. I was better off being named after my maternal Grandmother and an aunt.

Our youngest sister, a surprise 10 years after me, was named for a paternal aunt
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 07, 2016, 05:41:28 am
A lot of names now are like Jason, Storm and even more modern names!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 07, 2016, 06:00:56 am
Forgetting my manners!

Good morning everyone

Have a great day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 07, 2016, 09:42:49 am
Hi everyone.  It is another beautiful day and it is headed to a sunny 83 degrees.  I have been out already this morning as went down to the cafe where I have coffee and got a Western omelet for breakfast for us.  Pat really likes the butter biscuits that are included and it also comes with grits.  We split the omelet and I got the bowl of grits and she had the biscuit.  I plan on trying to get to COSTCO later this morning for a couple of things and to get the car filled with gas.  Nothing else on the schedule for today.

Mary Ann, do you use a padded computer lap table with your laptop?  Pat and I both use one and it helps a lot.  If you use a pillow be sure it is firm and has a hard surface.  Years ago I put my laptop on a motel pillow and it quit working.  It turned out to be overhearing that had caused it to shut down. 

MaryPage and Patricia, two of our great grandchildren have rather unusual names.  The oldest is named Cobra and the youngest is named Hawk.  We also have a friend whose name is Snow.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 07, 2016, 12:31:48 pm
A new trivia quiz has been posted.

http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=95.msg14941#msg14941
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 07, 2016, 12:35:16 pm
Good Morning from either a partly cloudy or a partly sunny Interior!

Well, my new cat has finally been making forays out of the bedroom and while she still runs for under the bed at loud or sudden noises or quick, sudden moves from me, she is becoming more confident. While Sarah was aggressive in her fear, this one is terrified and I wish I knew why. Sarah grew out of her fear in about a week and I believe this one will take longer with some parts lingering.

She has been sleeping on the bed when she believes me to be asleep but is gone when I awake.

Both cats had been living outdoors for some time when they were humanely trapped and rescued. Sarah had no interest in the sound of a can opener and this one understands the sound means possible food.

Sarah was an older, (8 years or more); while this one from her tag was born 9/2012. Sarah was a small, sized gray cat, with very long hair and a triangular face and long limbs. This one is a cream tabby with gray stripes and cream outlines around both eyes, looking as if she used eyeliner.

Her head shape is what  used to be called "apple head." Her body is shorthaired and stocky but she is underweight  similar to Sarah. Sarah wasn't that interested in food and I'm not sure about this one.

They called this cat Lucy, but in my opinion, it's not a fitting name for her. However, she hasn't been around me enough for any ideas.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 07, 2016, 12:35:28 pm
MaryAnn.  Seems like back in my grandmothers, Mother time Mary was always a part of a girls name. In my family it was. lots of MaryAnn, Mary Ellen, Mary Jane. Went on and on. Always used together. Seemed to change then in my days. You just got one name. No middle name. Common to use your mothers maiden name or none at all.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on May 07, 2016, 01:01:29 pm
JeanneP, if I couldn't have my grandmother's Mary Catherine, I would have preferred my mother's maiden name which was "McGeary".

My brother-in-law had his mother's maiden name as his middle name and two of his sons have that name also. 

My son's name came out of the blue :).  My husband and I couldn't agree (one of many disagreements in 10 years ::)) on a name so on the way to the hospital, I mentioned "Jeffrey Allen".  He said fine :).  There was never a Jeffrey or Allen on either side of the family so he's a first!

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 07, 2016, 01:48:38 pm
Interesting discussion about names!

My husband is Chapin, his father was Thomas Chapin, (called Chapin) and our son is Michael Chapin. The name came from a relative a couple of generations ago. We had one grandson who died at age 5, named Frank Chapin, and the latest is an adorable great-grandson named Wesley Chapin. We're really pleased that someone is carrying on the name. None of them will have my husband's last name, though, as our son didn't have any children.  :(

My small high school graduation class had four Marys. To make things less confusing, they were Mary, Mary Lib, Mary Krys (short version of her last name) and Mary Lou.

I put a lot of thought into my kid's names. I didn't want nicknames or for their initials to spell something.  Except for Michael being shortened to Mike by his friends, I succeeded! 

Angelface - I hope your cat warms up to her new home. My sister-in-law had a similar experience with a dog she adopted. It took weeks but the dog finally came out of hiding and is now the most loving pet they could ask for. Makes you wonder what the poor cat's life was like before.

Another beautiful day here. I should get out and do something!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 07, 2016, 02:49:34 pm
I incorporated my Dad's name into my sons.  Worked for me.  :)

Making potato salad today.  Just waiting now for the eggs to cool and the potatoes to cool down.  The rest of the fixings are marinating while we wait.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: donklan on May 07, 2016, 05:07:41 pm
Mary Ann.................

I concur with Larry's comment about your laptop/pillow use.
Very easy to overheat without a hard surface beneath it.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 07, 2016, 07:40:55 pm
MaryTx.  Jeffrey Allen Good choice.  I never like a child to use their fathers name or any grands if those people still alive. Was always under the  thought that was not suppose to be done.  I didn't have boys and the grands got fathers name as the middle. Doesnt seem to be wrong in the USA.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 07, 2016, 10:10:49 pm
Don, with my older laptop, I have a board that is slightly larger than the computer that I put under the computer, hoping the feet on the computer will give enough space because that vent is under the computer.  As the computer is old, I have had trouble with it overheating and shutting off.  The W-7 I am using now has the vent at the side and I do have the computer on my lap. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 07, 2016, 10:31:47 pm
Jeanne - And why is it supposed to be wrong for sons, etc. to have their father's names? It's very common here and as far as I know always has been. Lots of Jr.s and II or IIIs. Think of our Presidents...........one that comes to mind is John Kennedy and his son John Jr.

Good night all!



Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 07, 2016, 10:37:39 pm
Norm was Jr and we called him Jun until after my dad died.  Two of his sons had family names for their second name - Timothy Norman and Terrance Willis (his maternal grandfather's name).  I've told many times of who I was named for. 

My big thing with names is that others spell them right as our names are unique with us.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 07, 2016, 10:45:08 pm
Mary Ann - Your post reminded me of my daughter, Lauri. In the 3rd grade her teacher kept insisting she spelled her name wrong........that it was Laurie! Imagine what it must be like for  children with the unusual spellings of their names today.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 07, 2016, 10:49:13 pm
For a good example;

Caryn, Carin, Karen, Carys, Karren, Karin, Karenne, Karyn, Karon, Kehrun, Kehrhun, Kerun, Charin, Charen, Kharen.
Title: NAMES & SUCH
Post by: MaryPage on May 07, 2016, 11:16:49 pm
Historically, I have only run into one group of people for whom it was forbidden to name a son after his father;  but I do perfectly understand that this does not rule out other groups with such restrictions that I have not read about.  I refer to those of the Jewish faith.

My understanding is that the tradition (not a law) actually is that you must not name a child after a living relative or person.  It is alright if the person has died before the child is born.  And this was the culture of Ashkenazi Jews, not Sephardic ones.

My oldest is named for his father, and is a Junior.  I find juniors an inconvenience within families in many ways, and now prefer the Jewish attitude in this matter;  but more than that, I am against absolute laws about these very trivial and within families matters.  Let folk do what has meaning for Them is my attitude.

And Beverly, you must have seen your name spelled Beverley zillions of times!  Hundreds?  Well, a couple of times, mebbe?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 07, 2016, 11:23:30 pm
Mary Page - Yes! On my birth certificate, for one!  ;) And on my passport.... P. Roe always spelled my name with the "e".

Some Jewish friends of ours told me that it was their tradition to name a child after a relative who had passed on.

Angelface - That's a good example!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 08, 2016, 12:58:09 am
On the maternal side of the family, there was a tradition,(of which I was a part); that is still going on. To give you a small example, my maternal great grandmother was Alicia Marie, my grandmother, Elizabeth Marie, my mother Helen Marie and I, Patricia Marie.

We are all second daughters. I wanted to continue this with my own daughter, but I ended up using Marie as a first name for my only child. And Gabrielle because at the time I could not think of a good middle name. One of my cousins named her second daughter, Hester Marie.

As far as I know, there is no tradition for first, third or fourth daughters or any type for naming sons in the family. I also do not know why this tradition started except that we are an Irish, (mainly!); family and possibly somehow coming from the church traditions in the past.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 08, 2016, 05:31:56 am
Good Morning everyone

Kelly
Title: MOTHER'S DAY GREETINGS
Post by: MaryPage on May 08, 2016, 08:30:01 am
My grandmother was Anna Margaret, but I jazzed it up and named a daughter Anne Marguerite.  In effect, I named her for my favorite childhood book:  Anne of Green Gables, and my very first childhood friend who was neither a boy nor a relative:  Anne Weston, and my beloved grandmother.  I am still as enchanted with the name as I was back in 1951 when I told them at the hospital what to put on the birth certificate!
Happy Mother's Day all!  I go now to open the cards that have come in the mail this week, and later to Debi's for a celebration party.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 08, 2016, 08:49:45 am
Hi everyone on this Mother's Day.  It is a beautiful morning and will get into the high 80 before the day is done.  I hear the birds chirping away outside and yesterday found the tiny egg shell so know there is a baby bird in the next tucked away in the corner of the front porch.  We will go to Sunday School and Church this morning and then come home for lunch as Scott is fixing a special dish for his Mother as his gift to her.  It will be nice to spend a couple of hours with him this afternoon.

Patricia, it sounds like you have a smart cat if it already recognizes your can opener means food and knows it is more comfortable to sleep on the bed.   

With regard to the discussion of names, I was actually named Larry Clinton and not Lawrence like a lot of Larry's are.  There was a band leader that my dad liked back when I was born by that name. 

Beverly, I pity the poor teachers trying to pronounce some of the names that are given children plus foreign names from the many cultures we have now living in the USA. 

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 08, 2016, 09:01:35 am
Hi Larry
WhenI saw the name Clinton I thought Larry is related to BC.

Yes I know it is your middle name and just me in a jokey frame of mind :)

Nice to see the variation of names and like the UK, America has  many cultures from around the world.  And more people from different cultures arriving on the Island, which I welcome.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 08, 2016, 09:05:19 am
Happy Mothers Day to all the ladies on S&F

Mothers Day in the UK and the Isle of Man was Sunday March 6th

Kevin
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 08, 2016, 10:54:43 am
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Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 08, 2016, 11:10:52 am
Good Morning Everyone,
from the cool and still cloudy, 
rocky coast of Maine... 

I know,  as soon as Summer arrives,  I
will be complaining about the heat... 
Mostly,  I would just like to be able
to see more Sunlight shinning in my
windows,  as it makes everything so much
more pleasant.   

I hope that everyone has a great day, 
and happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers
of this world...

Sandy
:smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 08, 2016, 11:44:32 am
Good Moning and Happy Mothers Day to all you Mom's.  Hope you have a good one.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 08, 2016, 12:02:10 pm
Good morning, on another cloudy, rainy day, I think this is the 8th stright days of rain, wish I could send it all to Canada.

Talking about names, g.g. grandmother was Rae, my grandmother was Rae, I am gloria Rae and my son was Mark Ray, and my two grandsons are Luke Ray and Jesse Ray. None of my grands have ever married so I guess that name stops here.

Patricia, thanks for the lovely card.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 08, 2016, 03:35:32 pm
I think it was the custom many years ago to name children after Biblical people.  I can’t trace the Mary in my name any further than a second great grandmother.  In one family we have Aaron, Daniel  and Noah and others I don’t remember.  My Revolutionary War ancestor was Lemuel and there was a Lemuel before him who died the year the second Lemuel was born.  My dad, Norman, was named for a family friend and that name was passed to my brother, Norm.  My mother was named by her father who was ill with typhoid fever and never saw her.  My great nieces and nephews all have their own names.  The great-great niece is Avery Michelle. 

Larry, I worked with a man whose name was Larry, not Lawrence.

I hope all of the mothers have had a great day.

Mary  Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 09, 2016, 01:35:21 am
Farrah finally stayed out long enough for a couple of photos. Looking at them made me realize she looks so much like Beau who died in 2011 after 12 years. I also included one last goodbye photo of Sarah.

Shirley will remember Beau perhaps from earlier days and his baby kitten photos.

http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=11.msg15514#msg15514
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 09, 2016, 04:57:50 am
Good morning everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 09, 2016, 05:42:37 am
So sorry to hear and read about the awful fires in Alberta.  Let's hope the fires can be extinguished as soon as possible.

What an awful time for the people with many losing their homes.  My thoughts are with the people of Alberta.

And thank you to the wonderful firefighters in Alberta and firefighters around the world who do a wonderful job for us all.

Kevin
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 09, 2016, 07:47:21 am
Hi everyone on another bright, sunny and soon to be very warm day here in South Carolina.  Yesterday Scott fixed a good lunch for us as his Mother's Day gift as well as giving his mother a nice box of Russell Stover chocolates and a card. 

This morning I have a doctor's appointment at 9:45 related to using my CPAP machine.  On the way I plan on stopping at Lowe's and returning one of my impatiens plants as it just isn't doing well like the other one.  This is the second one I will be returning but still have one left.  I hate having to do so as I liked having the two plants that looked alike in my two planters on either side of my porch.  The hanging baskets of flowers and the vegetables in the planters on the back patio are doing well.  At noon I will attend a meeting and that will be my getting out for the day.  Pat is up and plans on going to Aldi's fairly early this morning.

Kelly, no relationship to Bill Clinton.  :)  I see in the news that London just elected a Muslim mayor.  What a difficult job fire fighters have and having to be out fighting wild fires must seem like an impossible job. 

Sandy, like you I prefer the days with good sunshine. 

deAngel, it is about time for you all to get some sunny days.  Those fires in Canada are really terrible and they sure do need rain in that area. 

Mary Ann, I know I am not the only person actually named Larry.

Patricia, nice pictures of your cats.   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 09, 2016, 07:57:07 am
Hi Larry
Yes the London Mayor is a Muslim, but also a London man born and bred.

I welcome having a Muslim Mayor.

Sorry to hear one of your Busy Lizzie plants is not up to standard, will it be replaced?

Kelly
Title: ANALYTICAL THINKING
Post by: MaryPage on May 09, 2016, 09:43:35 am
Good Mornin' to all!  Yesterday was sunny and beautiful, and so is today, so far.  We have been told we will have the rains back shortly.

I have a new hibiscus plant, a bright shiny yellow one.  It thrills me to the core, and may help get through the gloomier days.

Me too, Kelly!  I am ever so pleased to hear of the Londoner whose faith resides in Islam being elected Mayor of that ancient city.  Too many folks have been convinced recently that all Muslims are terrorists, which is just not the case, as only a small minority lunatic fringe of them are.  I think this event may help alter some perceptions.  Goodness knows, others of the main religions of our world civilization have spawned off their own lunatic fringes in the past, and no doubt will again.  People the world over need to stop and think and analyze, and they will come to see things in the proper proportions.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 09, 2016, 12:28:01 pm
Hi MaryPage
Thank you for your post in relation to the Mayor of London. I will not say much about it as it might be thought this is not the place to do so.

But since London is the capital and has so many cultures, this gentleman being as I said born and bred there, then yes once more a sound choice.

Keep the  Hisbiscus watered as they do need to be watered on a daily basis in the summer.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on May 09, 2016, 01:18:12 pm
MaryPage, do you have a garden area at your place ? You spoke of a lovely yellow hibiscus, so I am wondering if you have a planting area ? I miss the balcony I had before I moved here as I had many potted plants there. Now I have gifts of flowers, plastic flowers, and one lonely pink African violet. I used to have 7 African violets when I had my home.
Title: MY GARDEN
Post by: MaryPage on May 09, 2016, 04:32:15 pm
June, my personal garden area is made up of pots on each of two balcony decks:  one on the front of the building is entered from the kitchen and the other is on the back of the building, facing the Chesapeake Bay, and is larger by a good deal than is the kitchen balcony.  You enter the back deck from both the living room and the master bedroom.

I have large blue ceramic pots that I fill with geraniums.  For Mother's Day, my daughter Debi gave me one of those large hibiscus plants the nurseries carry at this time of year.  This one is beautifully shaped and covered with buds, some of which have already flowered.  The flowers are a gorgeous yellow that looks like Chinese enamel.  I have had hibiscus before, just for the spring, summer and autumn months, and I just love it.  It has to go on the front (kitchen side) deck, however, as that faces west southwest and gets heaps of sun.  The back deck faces east northeast, and gets the early morning sunrise, but then is shady most of the day.  These hibiscus are quite expensive, but when you think about it, they are a much better investment than sending Mom a fancy floral arrangement or two!  The florist does a good job, and even delivers at the requested time, but you are lucky if the flowers last two weeks, which they rarely do.  Debi had to buy this one and take it home and then deliver it here herself, with help from others.  It is quite large and heavy.  BUT, I will enjoy it immensely for at least six months, and maybe more, depending upon the weather.  Then someone in the family will haul it over to Debi's for her to enjoy in her Florida Room.  So when you think on it, it is an investment of a sort! 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 09, 2016, 05:05:33 pm


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Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 09, 2016, 06:33:27 pm
Bev. I don't really know why on the reason of not naming a person in the same family with a given first name when the person still alive.  Just another one of the things I heard talked about when young and growup.  We had some strange ones in our family.  I thought that one was sort of spooky.  It was something like the figure of Death that was sent  down as a person was dying that if another younger person what given the same name then Death could take the wrong one. So was thought that a family should wait until the person with the given name had already died.  Like said. I never understood why Windows in a house had to have black shades on them as long a the Wake lasted.  Mirror all covered. Photo's turned around.  I never bothered to question why. I was not into religion as it seems my family was a mixed group. Fathers side one Mothers another and my father and I sort of took both sides.. Seemed to work out O.K.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on May 09, 2016, 09:00:39 pm
MaryPage, your apartment sounds ideal ! Two balconies. And of course your extensive scenery is outstanding. You must be very content there. This place had open balconies but they recently revamped the whole place and what were balconies are now enclosed on the sides with a full wall of windows where the balcony was. It gives a great deal more space for furniture, especially for us who have no bedroom. Our living area contains our sleeping furniture as well as our living room furniture. I have my big computer desk, two bookcases and another desk on what was a balcony. In Ca. we have hibiscus in bloom  practically all seasons, and they are beautiful. I know you will enjoy yours.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 10, 2016, 05:45:43 am
Good morning everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 10, 2016, 08:40:14 am
Hi everyone.  It is an overcast but warm Tuesday morning with no rain in the forecast.  My doctor's appointment yesterday went very well.  It started off with a breathing test, which I apparently handled very well as the doctor said there was no problems with the test.  She also advised me that the CPAP machine is really helping in that my score went from 13 before I started using it to 2.2 during the last four months averaged out.  I think that is the number of Apnea's per night.  I have a completely clear schedule for today so will just work on little projects here in my office and have a quiet day.

Kelly, I will replace the Busy Lizzie plant with something else but didn't have time to do so yesterday.  I did get a full refund on the plant as Lowe's, a big hardware chain, guarantees their plants and they sell a lot of them. 

MaryPage, I bet that hibiscus plant is beautiful and yellow is such a bright and pleasant color.  It sounds like the hibiscus in not an annual and will grow the year around.

June, it sounds like you have adopted well to not having all of your live plants you had before.  A plant in a room brings life to it in my opinion. 

Sandy, Ophelia is certainly a cute baby and seems very bright eyed in the picture. 

JeanneP, your post is interesting and I never really questioned why those blackout conditions are observed.  Perhaps someone can enlighten us on the reasons. 
Title: MY CADMIUM YELLOW HIBISCUS
Post by: MaryPage on May 10, 2016, 09:00:43 am
Hibiscus is not a plant, really, or at least, not what we think of as a plant.  When we go to buy plants for our summer gardens, hibiscus is not among them.  We buy geraniums, petunias, marigolds, and such as that.

Hibiscus is a bush or a small tree.  They can grow quite tall, actually, when they are in their native habitat and living in one spot year round.  A lot of you would have tried a gardenia in your home at one time or another through the years.  Hibiscus are even bigger than those.  They come in a number of colors, whereas gardenias are only the creamy white, and they do not smell anything like as strongly as gardenias.  Like gardenias, however, they require a lot of moisture, and it is a good thing to mist them.

http://www.brighterblooms.com/product/yellow-tropical-hibiscus-tree.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=shopping&gclid=CKnOw9rGz8wCFVZahgods2YDJQ

Most of the larger nurseries carry hibiscus shrubs or trees.  The yellow hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii, but theirs has a red heart.  Mine is all yellow, including the heart.  It makes my own heart glow with Joy in its loveliness.  Kelly can probably tell you lots more.  Kelly, can you grow them on the Isle of Mann in the summertime?  It should be wet enough there, but is it WARM enough?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 10, 2016, 10:48:13 am
MaryPage, while many plant nurseries will not ship to Alaska or Hawaii, the one you linked to goes further and said it only ships to the US. Not only the continental US but has no Alaskan knowledge!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 10, 2016, 11:01:31 am
Hi Larry
Good to hear the store offers refunds. I like that they offer refunds if plants are not good enough for selling.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 10, 2016, 11:12:48 am
Hi MaryPage
If you ever holiday in Haiti, you would find that hibiscus is their National flower.

When I worked for myself I always recommend Hisbiscus for many reasons.

Kelly

   
Title: QUANDRY
Post by: MaryPage on May 10, 2016, 11:35:47 am
Kelly, I was just outside deadheading the hibiscus, and I discovered for the first time that it is not one, but TWO hibiscuses;  and that is why it looks like such a lovely, fully rounded shrub.  This makes me nervous, however, and I would like to put it into two pots, but would rather my local nursery do it than I.  Well, I shall have to sleep on it for awhile before I make up my mind.  If I do have it transplanted, I would rather have them in two very large blue ceramic pots, but these are frightfully expensive.  It, they rather, are in one of those blackgreen nursery pots at present.  Plastic, I think they are.  But the cost of each ceramic pot would be well over a hundred dollars;  more like over a hundred & fifty.  Add to that the cost of the nursery doing the planting for me, and what one summer's enjoyment would chomp out of my budget becomes a heartache.  Well, as I say, I'll sleep on the problem. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on May 10, 2016, 03:52:06 pm
MaryPage, the hibiscus plant I got from our local nursery in one of those nursery pots a couple of years ago had two plants or one plant with two branches.  I left it in the nursery pot and set it in a ceramic pot.  I have been able to keep it alive for two years now, but we are in a much warmer climate that you are.  I did the same thing with a hydrangea plant.  Wintered them over in the garage, water occasionally and they lived.

I don't have a "black" thumb, more of a "brown" thumb ;D.  My older sister has a really green thumb and if her life had been different, she could have been a master gardener.

Mary
Title: IT'S A PLAN!
Post by: MaryPage on May 10, 2016, 04:17:05 pm
Bless you, Texas Mary, I love the encouragement.

I have had hibiscus previously, and appreciate them enormously.  But I have no garage, and no room in this small apartment to have them winter over with me.  So it is my plan to give it back to Debi, who presented it to me Sunday as a Mother's Day gift, when we are expecting our first killer frost.  She has a lovely Florida Room in her house, and it will survive quite happily.  Then, after having enjoyed it through the winter, she can return it to me NEXT Mother's Day!  Is that A PLAN, or what?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 10, 2016, 04:22:26 pm
Hi MaryPage
You do what you think is best. 

And the plan you have is a great plan!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 10, 2016, 06:16:15 pm
I had an ultrasound on my leg today and she found nothing.  So I will be aching most of the time, but at least there is nothing serious wrong.

Monday night, Tom and I drove to Holland to meet Terry, Jan and Jan’s folks.  After eating, we drove around Holland to see the tulips and there are a lot in bloom.  I noticed several tour buses around town.  We were in the early evening, so I did not take pictures.  There are a lot of flowering trees in bloom too.

Dot did not want to go to church Sunday because her son and dil were here from Chicago for Mother’s Day.  As she is my transportation, I did not go either and we didn’t visit the Cholesterol Pit, which I am sure was very busy Sunday.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 10, 2016, 07:49:21 pm
Good night everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 11, 2016, 07:02:22 am
Good morning everyone

Enjoy the day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 11, 2016, 08:46:02 am
Hi everyone.  After an entire of overcast skies, today starts out nice and sunny and headed to 88 degrees this afternoon.  I enjoyed the day at home yesterday and will probably have the same today until it is time to go to the church for the Wednesday night dinners.  There are only two more after tonight before the summer break.

MaryPage, thanks for the link about the Hibiscus Tree.  It answered a number of questions I had. It looks like it would grow very well in my area.

Mary Ann, what a joy it must have been to see all the tulip plants in bloom in Holland.  Glad there was not a problem found with your leg. 

Kelly, good afternoon and I hope your day has been a good one.   
Title: THE OCEANS OF TODAY
Post by: MaryPage on May 11, 2016, 09:56:05 am
Hibiscus do very well in Georgia, Larry, and you cannot find a more satisfactory or lovely flowering bush.  I am very fond of the orange flowered ones, as well, albeit not as much as the yellow.  I do not much care for the red, but everyone to their own taste.

Another not pretty day here on the Chesapeake.  Becky & Emily are to arrive at eleven and take me across the bridge to Easton to visit my granddaughter Melissa for lunch.  I am all ready for it, but sort of kind of listening for the phone to ring to say that they have changed their minds.

Emily wants to see the "real" ocean before heading back to Missouri, so the two of them will be off early tomorrow to go to Ocean City.  Emily will see those old waves rolling in, rolling in, rolling in.  It actually makes me sick to my stomach to think of the difference in that water and sand compared to when I was young.  I could frolic in the water for hours, and run in and along the sand, with no danger.  Now the water is really full of contaminants, and hungry (because we have overfished the seas) sharks.  It is not safe for these kids to swallow through their throats, ears, eyes, noses and skin so much of that dangerous liquid, and the sand itself is full of hidden dangers from human beings burying their litter in it, and so much gook coming in from stuff thrown in the oceans.  Whoops!  I did not mean to get on my soap box once again;  just to share why the beaches make me deeply sad these days, as opposed to the Joy I felt as a child back in the nineteen thirties.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 11, 2016, 12:38:54 pm
MaryPage, I know what you mean about the water! Here it had gotten really bad and still does in those spots off the main grid. However, now the city has increased fines and other punitive measures because not only is the land fragile, but we have five separate rivers, ponds, sloughs, streams, running around and through town and a couple of hot springs also close by and then again within 100 miles.

Some habits folks think nothing of until they are issued tickets is mowing the lawn with all its chemicals and then raking all of that into a handy creek bordering their property. They pay extra to live along a waterway but then think nothing of despoiling it!

When I was a child in the fifties and mid-sixties, you could fish the rivers and 21" grayling, rainbow trout and other large types of fish were common. Now so many are either catch and release, subsistence only allowed or no fishing period as they try and regain what was lost. Many folks with cell phones and cameras are catching license numbers of those seen polluting and others are doing a type of neighborhood watch in the hills around town where many polluters think to go.

What is especially sad to me is going to the sanctuary where dogs are only allowed on leashes, (Hello, breeding grounds and it is a sanctuary, folks!) and seeing folks let their dogs off leash when they are away from the main viewing area. I would be comfortable with banning and enforcing it for dogs totally as you can't ban humans! Unfortunately, the area is managed by volunteers for Fish and Game. Too many acres to oversee.

I liked seeing the flowers on the link you showed, MaryPage. However, the proprietors don't see Alaska as a state, said it wasn't part of the US.  I wonder if they recognize Hawaii?

Farah was encouraging last night. She actually rolled over to her back to sleep, behind my chair, (So she had fair warning of my making any sudden moves!); but then the train whistle sounded and the rumblings of the track from the road three blocks away. And that sent her right back into hiding. But it's a good sign!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 11, 2016, 07:14:59 pm
Hi Larry
Quite a decent day, thank you.

Hope you had a good day.

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 12, 2016, 04:36:06 am
Good morning everyone

Enjoy your day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on May 12, 2016, 06:43:33 am
Farah is progressing, Angel.  Soon she will want to remain as close as possible to you.
Title: YESTERDAY & TODAY
Post by: MaryPage on May 12, 2016, 06:50:30 am
It POURED down rain for a great deal of yesterday, but Becky and Emily picked me up and we tootled off across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and onwards on Route 50 to Easton.  Melissa & Adam were both there to greet us, and I loved, loved, loved their house.  It has those wonderful wide, wide plank floors of pure wood.  There is a humongous Great Room full of windows and light, with the kitchen running across the far end as you enter from the main hallway.  Then, over on your left is a two couch and several chairs & tables living room area, while to your right is the oh so cheerful dining table and chairs.  So splendid, because you can keep an eye on your family while cooking, instead of having to remove to a separate kitchen and having to constantly pop out to check on them.  There are a library and two bedrooms on the first floor and two more bedrooms upstairs.  I have never before seen a floor plan quite like this one, and having seen it, I am enamoured.  So much light pouring in, even though it was a rainy day!  I could not visit the out of doors, but saw ducks and chickens from some of the windows.  Two cats and a dog live inside with the family.
Melissa fed us all lunch, and too soon we had to scurry out to the car and head back home.  It poured buckets all the way home, to the extent of making it a two hour trip back rather than the usual one.  There was an accident somewhere that slowed all traffic down, but We Made It!  And I had a lovely time.  My only complaint was that 7 year old Will speaks too softly, and I had a hard time hearing what he had to say, and he had a LOT to say!  Becky was enchanted with him. 
I have two great grandchildren with birthdays today:  one year old Solomon in St. Louis, Missouri and nine year old Kiersten in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  As for me, my big adventure today is to be an early morning visit with my gastroenterologist.  Whoopee!  I shall be glad to be back home in my easy chair taking a lovely nap!
Have a splendid day!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 12, 2016, 08:12:23 am
Hi MaryPage
Glad to read you had a lovely day yesterday.

It sounds a superb house.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 12, 2016, 08:20:58 am
Hi everyone.  It is another pretty morning but already 69 degrees and headed up to 89 degrees this afternoon.  Today will be my typical Thursday and will pick up my friend for coffee, take him home afterwards and then go to the church for the Wisdom group.  I may run a couple of errands the group.  I had my first watermelon of the season this morning and it was good.  I decided this morning that it was time to start wearing my short-sleeved shirts for the summer. 

MaryPage, it is sad what has happened to our waterways and oceans.  Growing up in the middle of the country I have never been an ocean person.  The last time I tried to walk on the sand on Pensacola Beech I took a few steps off the boardwalk and turned around and got back on it.  It took too much energy.  What a nice day trip you had and that sounds like quite a house you visited.

Hi Kelly. 

Patricia, it will take Farah awhile to become comfortable with the train noises.  It sounds like she is making progress.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 12, 2016, 08:30:22 am
Hi Larry
It is nice and sunny here today after being dull earlier this morning.

Not long back from a walk, I cannot walk quickly, but exercise is good for us and the more we walk I am told by Physiotherapists the better it is for us.

You and Pat have a good day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 12, 2016, 11:59:23 am
MaryPage, a TV program I watch is of a Waco TX couple who revise older homes for buyers and one thing they do is gut the inside and make one large room for living - a great room.  Some of the homes are large, but most are small.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 12, 2016, 02:45:02 pm
MaryPage, it sounds as if I would love that house as well! My sister, while she lived in the US, almost made a ritual of redoing her homes with and without her husband at the time; moving floors, walls and toilets back and forth and then again. Often those homes were then resold and they moved on to the next.

Then they built the home some miles from town on a ridge, used a not so intuitive contractor, and ended up suing over the cracked roof and becoming millionaires. Now he has moved on with a new family, the children are stateside and she has retired to a small vineyard cottage in Tuscany. Such is life.

While I was growing up here, many people built their homes over time, living and raising children in the basement, teenagers in an "in progress" first floor and finishing when those children had moved along. Nowadays, you use a contractor or buy a new or used home.

It is bright and sunny in the Interior, expected to be in the upper seventies all week, but I am  tired of calling and seeing folks yesterday about Medicaid parts A & B and also signing up for medicare with the state to help in securing household help and a program for dealing with my continuing arthritis and worsening sight, (Now, that I am a senior, my disabilities are deemed worth caring for!). So, it's home for me!

Farrah has graduated from under the bed to on top of it and makes several runs back and forth from the bedroom. Sarah's tail had been amputated from frostbite so I had forgotten about cat's tails being a barometer of moods. Farrah's long lanky tail is raised in a perfect question mark when she is feeling free and easy, half mast with a small curl at the end when uncertain and laid down across the floor when upset.

I know I may be boring you, good folks, here or at the "Soda Shoppe," but this is exciting for me. Especially since she was so out of touch with everything and so defensive.


Title: FARRAH
Post by: MaryPage on May 12, 2016, 03:41:35 pm
Oh, I don't think that is the case, Patricia.  I, for one, am thoroughly enjoying the saga of Farrah.  Her emergence into the world is thrilling, and I am just waiting for the End of The Story, which is when she will have taken over the whole ordering of the household!

But then again, I doubt you will admit to it when it comes.  He! He!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 12, 2016, 05:01:13 pm
Oh, MaryPage, I probably will as I admitted to Sarah and I getting along comfortably as two peas in a pod or two old women sharing a space with Sarah having the upper hand. I still tear up when I think of her and if knowing sooner could have saved her.

Farrah has twice now on her way from the bedroom, stopped behind my chair to wait for a quick rub down from behind her head to her tail. We are beginning to establish new routines, first breakfast, maybe some feather play and now expecting a rub down when passing the computer chair.

One thing she did this morning, I had never seen a cat do. She heard folks passing in the hallway and stalked the outside door. She then proceeded to lower her head and thoroughly sniff under the door opening from right to left and then from bottom, reaching up along the left side where the door would open, curious.

Unfortunately, she is back under the bed again, two step forward, one step back.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 12, 2016, 06:12:34 pm
I wonder why cats and dogs always go to hide under beds.  I had a dog that did that all the time.  If one bedroom door closed it would find on open or push it open.

Angel. I had a friend who she and husband did their house that way. Did a nice basement but underground. Had 3 sons born and raised for years in it. 2 boys had eyes pretty much closer than the other on. Use to kid them that it was from being raised under ground. Not true as I have eyes like that.  Took about 10 years to get the house finished. Really nice. boys gone. Husband passed but she still lives there. Believe one son lives still in the basement.  No mortgage  but paid as one built.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 12, 2016, 06:56:56 pm
Patricia, I'm glad you mentioned cats tails.  Kendrick moves his around and I knew it was not as a greeting such as from dogs.  I'll do some reading about those tails when I get time.

I'm glad Farrah is moving around your place more.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 12, 2016, 09:07:19 pm
Good night everyone

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 13, 2016, 03:42:55 am
Good morning everyone

Enjoy your day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 13, 2016, 08:23:01 am
Hi everyone on this Friday morning.  Today is the day I have looked forward to for several weeks.  I will be leaving about 9:45 this morning to drive 90 minutes to Madison, Georgia to have lunch with one of the men's luncheon groups I helped found more than 7 years ago.  We have met in Madison a couple of times before and it is always most enjoyable.  I am going to have to get the air conditioning fixed in my PT Cruiser.  I had Freon added a few weeks ago and it again isn't cooling so know there is a leak.  It was very warm yesterday and I knew I can't put this off.  I only use the car two or three times a week but want it to be cool. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 13, 2016, 08:43:16 am
Good day to you Larry

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on May 13, 2016, 08:45:18 am
Good morning all.

Have a wonderful lunch today, Larry.

This morning is damp and drizzly again after having a relatively rain free day yesterday with a little sunshine at times.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 13, 2016, 09:57:04 am
Mornin all.  Another very warm day today.  The Farmer came by yesterday and brought a pizza with him.  Never refuse pizza.  We had a nice afternoon catching up on what has been happening in our lives.  He is getting ready
to retire soon and has been training some men to replace him.  His nephews will be taking over the farms.  They have quite a few on the East side of WA State.  New technology and equipment is being bought.  Quite the big deal  right how.  He has already bought his retirement home and it is here in the Tri Cities.  Imagine that.   :)

Today I am just taking it easy.  Son will be here this morning to visit and get my grocery list for the week.  Tis smaller this week as I do not need mujch.

Have a good day all and HUGS all around,
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 13, 2016, 10:18:40 am
Hi wjoan
You have an enjoyable weekend

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 13, 2016, 10:20:02 am
Good morning MarsGal

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 13, 2016, 10:43:12 am
Loyal pets.  What a dog.

Family dog takes rattlesnake bite for 7-year-old

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/140498960-story (http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/140498960-story)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 13, 2016, 01:22:20 pm
Hi Hal
How are you today

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 13, 2016, 01:42:54 pm
 :) Good Morning Everyone from a bright, sunny, warm Interior! It's going to be another bright and beautiful day and here I sit all stiff and bent over, having just had a cup of strong coffee and some 800 mils. strong arthritis Tylenol. Getting old is definitely not for me, I want a replacement!  :thumbup:

Farrah stayed out the majority of yesterday and when she heard or saw me finally moving this morning, she actually jumped on my bed and lay at my feet. And when a slammed door echoed from out in the hallway, she ran from breakfast, stopped just outside the bedroom door and then returned to breakfast. Now if I could just interest her in playing with some of the myriads of toys available. Right now she is lying on her back, tummy exposed but still alert and eyes on me, as she is laying behind my chair.

I was overtired yesterday and Wednesday from getting paperwork and phone calls made. I then stayed up until after two am reading while I was moving a large computer folder from mine to a cloud repository so have no excuse for today's woes! So can I blame this morning on Friday the thirteenth instead of me? Darn! I didn't think anyone would fall for that!  :-[

Joan, imagine that.... 8)

Everyone have a bright and beautiful day with all the rain and sunshine wished for!
Title: BLAME FRIDAY the 13th !
Post by: MaryPage on May 13, 2016, 02:51:14 pm
Oh Patricia, don't be shy about blaming ANYthing for any disagreeableness.  I do!  Friday the 13th is the candidate of the day!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 13, 2016, 02:54:01 pm
 :thumbup: 8)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 13, 2016, 07:20:14 pm
Good evening.

Been a busy day here!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 14, 2016, 08:30:47 am
Hi everyone on another beautiful, sunny but a bit cooler morning.  We should get to about 87 degrees this afternoon.  I had a wonderful day yesterday.  The trip to and fro from Madison went without any problems other than a lot of traffic on Interstate 20.  There was roadwork going towards Madison but didn't really slow me down.  However, coming back there must have a a two or three mile backup of traffic headed towards Atlanta.  Fortunately, I was headed back home so could just observe it as we sped along in the other lanes.  Five of the six guys that attend the weekly luncheon came to have lunch with me yesterday and we had a delightful time.  There is always a lot of laughs since we all know each other pretty well and have a common interest.  For one thing we are all seniors so if the conversation lulls someone will mention a health issue and away we go.  :)  When I got home I had a great afternoon nap and felt very refreshed when I awoke.  I also had a good nights sleep.

Today's schedule isn't heavy.  I may make a trip to Aldi's as have another $10 off coupon with a $40 order and we are going to just stock up on some things as that is a nice discount.  Of course, I will attend to my watering chores and will probably a bit of reading today.  I may watch some of the golf tourney this afternoon as it is the Player's Championship and they have the best players competing.  I also need to check on getting my AC fixed in my car as I mentioned yesterday.  Fortunately I can take it and leave it for a day or two if needed.

Kelly, as I indicated above we men had a good time as we always do and started planning for the next time we can get together.  It was the highlight of this week.

MarsGal, while rain is welcome it sure it great to see the sun.  Hope you have more sun today.

Joan, how nice that your Farmer friend will be moving to your area.  I am sure farming is nothing like it used to be.  Hope you got your pantry stocked yesterday.

Hal, that was a very touching story as the dog protected the child from harm. 

Patricia, was sorry to read of your arthritic pain and hope today finds you feeling better.  It sounds like Farrah is adjusting to her new environment pretty well and is probably planning her strategy to take over command of the house as cats tend to do.  She is going to be a lot of enjoyment to you.  I checked my computer files yesterday to see that I had everything I  wanted to keep backed up to cloud.  I didn't even think about yesterday being Friday the 13th as am not superstitious.   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 14, 2016, 08:46:32 am
Good  Morning Everyone ...
from the clear and not too warm,
rocky coast of Maine.

All is well here..   
Wishing everyone,   a good
day !

Sandy
:coolsmiley: 

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 14, 2016, 11:09:25 am
Larry, my son is really good about keeping me reeally stocked with stuff I need and I also get a little treat too.  He know my likes gets me one little thing each week he knows I will like.  A very good son indeed.  :)

Today is a nothing day, but will go thru the book and order some books.  Got books but had to send the reader back as it was not working.  I did purchase one tho with the help of my Farmer friend.  They are $400 dollars.  That way I will have one when the borrowed one from the Library goes out.

Have a great day all and HUGS all around,
Title: NAPTOWN IS LOTS OF FUN!
Post by: MaryPage on May 14, 2016, 01:01:57 pm
Glad you were able to do that, Joan.

Happy you are having a good day, Sandy Dapph.

Sounds as though you had an extremely good get together with your buddies, Larry.

Hey there, Kelly.

Annapolis has to be, HAS to be, the most fun town in the U.S. of A.  Among many other events, they had Tango Dancing down at City Dock last night from seven until ten.  Professional dancers, all free to the public, everyone could join in.  In the old days, I would have been Right There!  Too old and stiff these days!  But that kind of stuff goes on all the time.

Tomorrow from noon until four they have closed the deep channel.  No cargo ships, no cruise liners, no tall ships or anything will be able to be in that channel going up to or coming down from Baltimore while they hold a regatta for KAYAKS, of all things!  I look forward to watching it from my back deck, armed with my best pair of binoculars!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on May 14, 2016, 01:54:12 pm
When I started eating lunch a little while ago it was sunny. By the time I got done with my tea, it was windy and pouring rain. Still raining, but the wind died down.

Angelface, I take it you have spinal arthritis too. This last month has been worse than usual. It is making it hard for me to do much yardwork. I have put off vacuuming for the week too. I think every year I get aches in new places. Thank goodness it hasn't hit my hands yet so I can still type and knit/crochet without problems.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 14, 2016, 02:20:14 pm
Good Morning from another sunny Interior! We reached 80 degrees this past evening at seven pm and a slight wind had the tree leaves rustling.

I've had trouble sleeping as well. For me, the trick is to try to not awaken fully if I am to return to sleep.

Larry, it sounds as if you had a good day yesterday and all week as well.

MaryPage, I would love to see the kayaks with you and your binoculars. Perhaps I'll check out a few cams later. We don't have as such organization as Annapolis, but we have various types of musicians and bands that play along the various parkways and gazebos set up through the river walkways, parks, and town.

Alaskaland opens on Memorial day and it is a large park with an old town with historical buildings, old time saloons, Italian carousels, older airplanes in a museum, gold rush museum,  three separate dioramas, miniature railroads and many summer activities with staff all dressed in eighteen nineties garb. There is an old ore train from the gold rush era that was refitted/ restored by my father in the sixties for the city and it  now circles Alaskaland's hills, valleys and old buildings.

Farrah is more skittish this morning but staying in the living room. She was perturbed at no canned food this morning only dry food  and kept trying to herd me back to the kitchen. She has never meowed, but I'm realizing that she is communicating via clicks and whines along with some other vocals. I know feral cats only meow to their young and perhaps she has never learned?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 14, 2016, 03:01:44 pm
Sky is dark and we might just get a few drops of moisture with the systems passing over today, tonight and tomorrow.  We will see.  Temps expected in low 70's
Title: BUMMER!
Post by: MaryPage on May 14, 2016, 04:53:22 pm
Our gorgeous, warm, sunshiny day has turned into a dark, misty, I can't see the Bay Bridges or the Eastern Shore pouring down rain day.  You know, it is all very well to say, with enormous stores of patience, that we really needed the rain.  That is the thing, you see:  we needed the rain.  We no longer need it.  And we sure no longer want it.

Sigh!

On top of all of that, I am down because Becky & Emily are over at BWI preparing to board their plane back to Kansas City.  After having them for a week and a day, I'm going to miss them just one awful lot.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 14, 2016, 05:43:39 pm
MaryPage, you have my sympathy with your family leaving.  I know the feeling, however, my family would leave only to go 180 miles.  But when they left, it was like my place died!

Tom and I went to Subway for lunch today.  Tom has now left to meet a friend in Grand Haven for supper.  No wonder he can't lose weight.  He can if he watches what he eats and I think he tries.

We've had a raw, damp day today.  Our temp is 48. 

I'm watching the Players Golf Tournament in Florida.  Yesterday it rained, but today is dry.  It seems to affect the course and it is quite windy too.  Many bogeys.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 14, 2016, 05:47:06 pm
I meant to mention the colorful clothing golfers of today wear.  I remember when Norm and his first wife gave my dad a pink shirt, unheard of at that time.  But Dad wore it.  It also had cuff links, something I believe my dad had never had.  How times have changed.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 14, 2016, 06:25:05 pm
I'm not a sports person at all unless I'm participating and those days are long past!

I have just finished some time spent at the Duluth shipping cam. There was a wedding party posing for photos and a couple of graduates still in either blue, (I believe); or purple gowns.

Sarah enjoyed watching the various cams and animal videos set at full screen, but Farrah had no interest, not even in the vocal seagulls. She needs more time I suppose, I just haven't found her interests. No meowing, no balcony observing and absolutely no people visiting!

We are back to 80 degrees again, but rain is expected on Sunday, the twenty-second.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 14, 2016, 06:41:47 pm
Hi Larry
Great to here you had a good day.

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 14, 2016, 06:42:22 pm
Hi MaryPage

Enjoy your evening

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 14, 2016, 06:54:58 pm
Good Night everyone

kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 14, 2016, 08:02:31 pm
Good evening, early part of the day was very warm, then a cold front has moved in, suppose to be very cool to morrow.  May go down in the high 30's to night in the Pine Barrons

Mary Ann, I have watched the Players Golf since day one.  I was so suprise to see the see all the great golfers, that did not make the cut. Last year Ricky Fowler one, and he did not make the cut this time.

This is a very interesting golf course to watch, it is tough.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on May 14, 2016, 08:12:30 pm
Gloria de, did you golf at one time? I did when I first got married but when the children started coming along they killed the golfing for me. Ed played now and then with the fellows from work, but I lost interest.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 14, 2016, 10:48:12 pm
A new trivia quiz has been posted;

http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=95.msg17467#msg17467
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 15, 2016, 06:33:55 am
Hi June
I played golf for a time, how good was I!

Well I cannot even hold a golf now, but if I could I would be better player now than then.

It shows how bad I played golf!

Kelly

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 15, 2016, 08:15:38 am
Hi everyone.  It is another beautiful day but cooler morning and only expected to get to 78 degrees by mid-afternoon.  I am fixing Pat's breakfast this morning to help her get around (she is not a fast starter in the morning) so we can get to Sunday School on time.  We will then attend church and eat out somewhere and then spend a quiet afternoon and evening.  I watched some of the golf yesterday afternoon as they were having a terrible time with the course as it was playing extremely difficult.  I will try to catch the finish of the Tourney this afternoon.

Joan, nice you have a spare book reader now.  What media do you get the books and do they require a special reader.  It seems that $400 for a reader is pretty expensive.

MaryPage, Annapolis does sound like a good place to live if you want a lot of different activities and events.  Hope you enjoy the Kayak Regatta. 

MarsGal, spinal arthritis is certainly a painful thing.  My wife suffers some from arthritis in her back.  I am very fortunate in that I don't have any arthritis. 

Patricia, it is getting pretty warm early up your way.  I do remember coming to Fairbanks in July or August and thought I was going to cook it was so hot. 

Mary Ann, it is nice that Tom has good friends to be around and eat with since he works at home.  It is easy to become isolated.  Most of the men I now have coffee with have lost there wives and they go out to eat in the evenings together I think about three times a week.  Several of them also go on tours together and will be going to Branson, Missouri in early June. 

deAngel, that older player yesterday seemed to be about the only one who didn't have a really rough day at that Tourney.  That one hole that is almost completely surrounded by water is really a scary one.  I wonder where they will place the pins today to make the course even harder?

Kelly, we probably would have made good partner's playing golf as I had to be about the world's worst player.  I never could get the ball in the air that you are suppose to.  I quickly decided golf wasn't for me.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 15, 2016, 11:51:51 am
Good Morning to another warmer day!

Larry, that pressure area is still keeping the moisture away from us and I know forest fires are a good possibility especially with the record low snowfall last winter, but I and others, are certainly hoping for a nice, warm, uneventful summer this season!

It sounds like that golf tourney had something to tantalize both the viewers and the players.

I awakened this morning to Farrah tromping around on my bed and on the top of the nearby dresser. Last evening she thoroughly explored the living room, even going through the toy bowl. Upon my getting up, she attempted to lead me to the kitchen, to her dishes, and was frustrated by my bathroom, teeth brushing stop over.

She now knows a crackling bag means treats not a danger and she sniffs the toys even if she looks at me oddly when I try to interest her in playing. She is communicating by clicks, small whines, and other noises, even talking to herself, perhaps expressing boredom at the lack of adventure found in the living room? But never a meow or usual cat sounds.

She is still frightened of loud noises, sudden, unexpected  movements, new people or the bathroom. Although, since I know at her last foster home, she was kept separate in the bathroom, that's understandable. She has also taken to marking me occasionally by rubbing against my legs in passing.

I had friends over yesterday afternoon and again last night and she remained under the bed at all times, unfortunately.

A habit of hers I find funny is her reaction to groups of people passing or gossiping in the hallways outside. She will sit at least six feet away from the door listening. Then when it is again quiet, she will approach the door and sniff along the bottom, underneath from right to left and then up along the side of the door, before deciding all danger has passed.

I'm off to another quiet day and hope to open just the screen door to the balcony for coolness and not to send Farrah back under the bed for the duration! I do have some PSP classes to work on and some going through of a few drawers that I promised myself to stop avoiding. So I best get to it as my Mom used to say.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 15, 2016, 11:54:43 am
Larry, I bought mine from LS&S  online.  They must be approved thru the Library of Congress but since I am already listed with them it is no problem.  Reader should be here the beginning of this week.  Will need Dan to help of course set it up. Yes they are expensive.  Had one for the last version of readers they had and it was not cheap either.  Just thankful  it was an early birthday present from the Farmer.  ;)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 15, 2016, 11:57:20 am
The farmer grows more interesting, Joan. Imagine that. 8)

Who or what is LS&S online?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 15, 2016, 02:00:34 pm
Angel, tis a Low Vision specialist.  They have all sorts of stuff for those of us that legally blind.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 15, 2016, 02:03:41 pm
This morning while at church, we had snow.  Not much, but we could see it on the ground.

Patricia, Kendrick very seldom meows.  He does when he is outside and wants to come in from the decks.  I don’t hear him because I have a storm door closed but I can see him.  I have heard him in the house, but almost never.  If we go to the front door, he beats me there, but I don’t let him out that way unless I am going to the mailbox and will return shortly, then he has to come in with me.  I can leave him on the deck for about 10 minutes.

In a few minutes, I’ll turn on the golf channel or NBC whichever carries the golf tour.  It is surprising that both Fowler and Spieth did not make the cut.  Larry, that 17th hole is something else.  Did you see Knox hit three balls into the water before finally getting one on the green?

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 15, 2016, 02:41:50 pm
I have sight issues as well. A strange type of lazy eye as the muscles behind the pupils are weak and the pupils can move. I have been both cross-eyed and wall-eyed at different times with nine operations during childhood. I am also extremely near sighted.Right now, my left eye sees lettering two or three times smaller than my right so my eyes are often tired after trying to read or be on the computer.

I'm also told I see two-dimensional rather than three-dimensionally.

They are trying to get me help as a senior but it may not be worth it at this age.

Thanks for letting me know.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 15, 2016, 02:44:23 pm
MaryAnn, feral cats never meow I'm told. It is a domestic cat trait picked up to communicate with humans but I've never seen a cat not use the vocal expressions I'm used to hearing from cats.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 15, 2016, 02:51:14 pm
Angel, that makes you eligible for the Program with the Library.  You just need to fill out a form and you are in.   You can receive free books by mail and the reader to listen to them.  Is worth it.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 15, 2016, 03:00:12 pm
Thanks Joan, I'm going to look into that.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 15, 2016, 03:07:37 pm
Here is where to go to get talking books in Alaska:

http://talkingbooks.alaska.gov/

I use them every night.   

Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 15, 2016, 03:13:15 pm
Thank you both, Joan and Sandy. However, I will have to wait until my Medicaid kicks in to see a doctor again for my eyes or the state services here to begin working on my case.

My old files go back too many years to be viable.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 15, 2016, 03:44:25 pm
Good afternoon, everyone, cold very, very windy and with a few rain showers thrown in.

Maryann, i saw on TV you were haveing snow.

Larry, did you see Friday the young player from Ala. that had a hole in one, on the 17th.?  Everybody was huging him., as he jumped up and down. I forgot his name.

Yes June, I took up golf at age 62 when, I retired from the hospital. then I became a golf nut, evern played with colored ball in the snow in Feb.  I was so happy, when i won my first trophy for cloest to the pin. I also could hit across the pond, and the owner of the golf course told me his brother still could not do it.  I stopped playing about two years ago, if they allowed carts I could have gone on a little longer.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 15, 2016, 07:23:10 pm
Yes, Gloria D, we did have snow.  Ridiculous!

Jason Day of Australia won the Players Tour.  The player who had the hole in one yesterday was Wilcox.  I had not heard of him, but everyone around him was very excited.  I guess I would be too.

Patricia, Kendrick was not a feral cat.  He does meow occasionally, but not often.  When he is on the deck I see him meow, but there is glass between us.  And he is very anxious to get in the house after 10 minutes.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: junee on May 15, 2016, 08:16:10 pm
Mary Ann,
I do not get to see the golf when played overseas but do enjoy when on odd occasions. Thanks for the results and of course happy for Jason Day, life was not always easy for him. I did not know the player who got the h I o but saw that last night,he sure was excited.
Have never played golf but too late now to cross off my bucket list.

Like hearing about Kendrick ! My daughter  upstairs has recently got a cat, Bonnie, a British Blue and has been interesting to see her settle in.  Now she is friends with everyone but at first hid until Jen got to,know exactly where to find her.

Cold nights here but sunny days, and could do with a few showers.  Not been able to get on to Grand Haven recently.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 15, 2016, 08:22:45 pm
MaryAnn, I was speaking of Farrah in particular and feral cats in general about never meowing.

Hi Junee. There are some questions left in the trivia quiz if you are still inclined... :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 16, 2016, 02:52:14 am
Good morning everyone
My Internet is a bit hit and miss of late, could not on line much yesterday!

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Kelly on May 16, 2016, 02:58:33 am
Hi Larry
Yes Inknow what you mean about finding it difficult to get the ball in the air with golfing.

I took up playing darts!

As someone said who did not like golf or playing golf said, it is a good walk gone wrong!   :)

Kelly
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 16, 2016, 08:34:57 am
Hi everyone on a nice and cool but sunny morning.  Yesterday was delightful here and it appears that today will be the same. I have a fairly busy day planned as will attend a meeting at noon and probably stop at COSTCO for a couple of items on the way home.  This is evening is our final men's meeting at the Church until the fall.

Joan, that was a nice and thoughtful (and helpful) birthday present from the Farmer. 

Mary Ann, I agree with being a bit shocked and Fowler and Spieth not making the cut.  I did see the three balls going into the water. 

Patricia, when I was young I was diagnosed with a lazy eye as was looking at an image as a part of my eye exam and half of it went away, which was the part that I would be seeing with the lazy eye.  I have worn glasses ever since and have never had any further problems with my eyes.  You certainly have more than your share of eye problems.

Sandy, can you download books from any State library?  I have always assumed it was just from the State where you have residence. 

deAngel, I missed the hole in one shot but heard the announcers later commenting on it. 

Kelly, is the Internet problem you experienced a normal occurrence or a rarity?  I like your saying about "...a good walk gone wrong!"



Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 16, 2016, 10:21:47 am
Quote from: larryhanna on May 16, 2016, 08:34:57 am

Sandy, can you download books from any State library?  I have always assumed it was just from the State where you have residence. 


I belong to the State Library System
of Maine.     I get my digetal books mailed to
me from them.    After approved for their service,
they sent me the digital book player  ...   I get up to
16 books at a time  and when I send them back through
the mail  ( a free service)   they  send me more.
(Depending on h ow I request them) 

I can order my books online or call them
and talk to a person who will order for me. 

I do have some blank  cartridges  so I could
download books directly,  but I choose mail
order as for me it is the easiest.       

I belong to the Maine State Library System  so
I can only get book on disc directly from them... 
Each State system is different and sometimes
more then one state works together.    Here in
Maine,  it is only Maine. 

"Talking Books is a Federally-funded program which provides recorded books and special players free to persons who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped (cannot hold a book) or who have a doctor-certified reading disability. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

This program is administered by the Maine State Library and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 16, 2016, 12:00:56 pm
Good morning everyone! I'm already planning to look into that library program here and I do again, thank Joan and Sandy for giving me details and their time!

Kelly, I had spinal meningitis at birth but my town was in the midst of a bad polio epidemic and needing more iron lungs than they had, so I was a lower priority. I had extremely high fevers that burned out several nerves so damaged some bits. I was in and out of the local hospital and Seattle's Children's hospital until age eleven with high fevers and those eye operations, eye glasses since age two.

However, I never knew otherwise except for some arguing between my folks and my older sister's anger towards me so didn't know any better.

I have been steadily employed since age fourteen, often in retail middle management. And working with different programs, meant to supply me with help in working. But you as also being handicapped know how much those programs help.

I use the Dragon system of voice typing and the Grammarly system of spell and grammar checking those posts and emails and that helps.

However, don't think I don't do well as I've had and have a good life.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 17, 2016, 08:41:20 am
Hi everyone.  It looks like we will have some rain off and on today and throughout the week.  We had a nice men's meeting last evening.  I got the best steak I have had since I started attending these meetings about a year ago.  The speaker was good and has brief in his remarks but got his point across.  Later this morning I will take my PT Cruiser to have the A/C fixed.  Pat will pick me up.  We might stop at Aldi's as hate to waste this $10 off on an order of $40 or more and this is the last day for this current offer.  We are going to stock up on some items we know we will be using in the next few months. It doesn't take long to spend $40 in a grocery store anymore.  I may go early and have coffee with the guys until about time to take the car in for the scheduled appointment.  Nothing else on the schedule for today.

Sandy, I think I misread your posting about where you get your books.  Thanks for the explanation.  I researched this subject on behalf of a cousin some years ago and also as something maybe my Father would enjoy, although he never picked up on it.  Our library system here is tied into a loaning system called Hoolpa and I have downloaded and listened to a number of book from them.  We are allowed 8 checkout during a given month.  My problem is I usually listen to them while I am laying down in the afternoon or after going to bed at night and then fall asleep and have to backtrack. 

Patricia, you have adjusted and adapted to your health situations throughout your life and it sounds like you know how to enjoy life.  I know of the Dragon system for voice typing and hadn't heard about the Grammarly system for spelling and grammar checking. 

A lot of our regular posters must have been very busy yesterday as only two postings since I posted around 8:30 am yesterday.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 17, 2016, 10:01:13 am
I was scheduled to go to Indps today, but things got in the way so I told Tom Harton I'd try for later in the year.  This next weekend is the time trials for the Indy 500 and last year Tom Tock and James attended and said they'd do it again this year.  Then James said he wanted to go to the race the next weekend.  I still don't know if he and Tom T will be able to go then - or this next weekend.  So I cancelled my trip.

The sun is shining and I think we'll get up to the 60s today.  Our weather has been up and down, rain and sun, so I'd like it to settle down.

Mary Ann
Title: DREARY, DREARY DAY
Post by: MaryPage on May 17, 2016, 11:05:41 am
Another dismal day.  Rain and mist.  I KNOW the bridge is there, and therefore I can make out a just slightly darker than the sky grey smudge where it should be.  The "Yard Boats," as the Navy calls them, which are miniature destroyers, are the only moving objects out there on the choppy waves of the Chesapeake.  Young men and women learning to become Admirals.

Well, I shall snuggle down in my easy chair and read, read, read.  Hope some of you are getting some sun!  Hugs & kisses from MaryPage
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 18, 2016, 08:49:59 am
Hi everyone.  After a rainy day yesterday today is starting out overcast but we should see some sun later today with only a slight chance of rain.  I was able to get my car air conditioning fixed yesterday.  I took it in at eleven and got it back at 5 pm.  All car repair is expensive and this was no exception as needed a part and then the labor involved.  They called after looking at the car to see if I had replaced the timing belt as it was past the mileage before it needed to be changed.  Fortunately the friend I bought it from gave me very good records and I was able to determine that it had been changed at 83,000 miles so no need to change it again at this point.  That job would have cost me $1,200 dollars so I felt like I got a raise yesterday but not needing to have that work done.  Today the main activity is our Wednesday night dinner at church and spending time with Scott afterwards.  I have a number of small tasks that need doing here and will try to get some, if not all of them done, today.

Yesterday was the second day with very few folks posting here.  I do hope all are OK and just busy with other things and will soon return and share a bit of their lives with us. 

Mary Ann, it sounds like you made a wise choice and expect things get hectic in Indps with the race time trials and then the actual race.  It has been years since I watched any of that race on TV.

MaryPage, it sounds like you were having the same type of weather we were yesterday although it never rained really heavily.  The hardest I saw was as we exited the grocery store and had to get our groceries in the truck of the car.  Hope you got a lot of reading done. 
Title: RAIN AND RAIN AND MORE RAIN
Post by: MaryPage on May 18, 2016, 09:18:37 am
Well, we are having another such day, Larry.  It is not raining yet, but promising to.  The bridge and the Eastern Shore are chalky blue smudges against the paler milky sky.  Not a cloud in sight, as the whole sky IS cloud!

I am having a good time just diddling and piddling around.  Puttering aimlessly, getting all sorts of tiny, insignificant matters taken care of.  Chip has reglued all of the leather layers on the plastic inserts for my shoes.  Since these cost a handful to begin with, and the podiatrist wants $50 each pair for this repair, I am happy with the savings realized.

And yes, I finally got through my entire backlog stack of magazines yesterday!  And catalogs!  Woo hoo!  Now I can just enjoy my books;  at least until more magazines come in the mail.  And after I read this morning's newspaper!  Have a lovely day!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 18, 2016, 11:30:10 am
Larry, things happen sometimes for a reason.  An e-mail from Tom in Indy said he was quite busy yesterday and that is the day I would have gone down.  And Jamie has been ill so he and Tom Tock are not going down either weekend.  I'll try to pick a time when things are calmer.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 18, 2016, 12:28:31 pm
I am getting tired just waiting for summer to come.  Seems like rain everyday. Hard to plan on anything. Soon will be Memorial Day. Hope it clears up for that.
I to keep trying to take care of little things that need doing indoors. Did get some old files cleared out that need some place in town were can shred them. Once in awhile one of the banks with have a semi outfront that will do this. Most probably waiting for rain to stop also

Mary  Ann. Doesn't seem like its been a year since your last trip to Indianapolis. Just wait until warmer weather. Time trials and the race will be there shortly. I use to go but not anymore. Can watch on TV. Miss the crowds
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 19, 2016, 08:32:31 am
Hi everyone on this cloudy Thursday morning.  We have rain expected at different times throughout the day and this evening.  The birds are happy and singing a bright tune right outside my office window this morning.  A little later this morning I will pick up my friend and we will go to coffee.  Later this morning I will attend the Wisdom group at the church as I usually do on Thursdays.

MaryPage, glad you could save a few dollars on the shoe inserts.  Every penny helps.  I get very few magazines and one which I had subscribed to a few months ago I just cancelled last week as found I didn't enjoy it and was reading very little of it.  We do get a lot of catalogs.

Mary Ann, things usually work out for the best even when we can't understand the reason at the time. 

JeanneP, the credit unions here have a shredding truck come once or twice a year.  I am saving a batch of papers that need to be shredded until I get enough to make it worth while to go to that special day. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 19, 2016, 08:47:22 am
Good morning from another bright and beautiful day in the Interior. I just watched the sun come up about an hour ago as I kept waking up in two-hour intervals and finally at three am just got up to come visit. Another partly cloudy, partly sunny day expected.

After being skittish the last couple of days, Farrah has been out more and even played with a toy this morning. Mealtime is stressful for her. I will shake the bag to have her come running, then I have to leave the kitchen, otherwise, she gulps her food while nervously watching me for any tricks I might pull. It's especially hard to wait when I know the coffee has stopped perking and I desperately need a cup!  :buck2:

I'm sorry you had to put off your trip MaryAnn, but it does sound as if later would be better.

I hope everyone's day will be just as they need it to be with plenty of rain or sunshine if needed. And good morning to those coming later .
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 19, 2016, 08:50:55 am
Good Morning Everyone!

Strange beginning on S-F this morning.  Nothing posted from Joanie and only a posting from our good friend Larry.

We are having heavy, heavy rain here this morning, as was promised.  Suppose to be rainy all day and tonight.

I do hope everyone has a good day and Joanie is well.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 19, 2016, 09:25:14 am
Good morning Hal. I have to ask, what do the words Big Box mean at the end of your posts?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 19, 2016, 09:32:15 am
Angel, I "attempted" to post temp, but didn't work, and I was too lazy to remove it.

I now see why no postings when I originally posted.  I thought I was on 'soda shop'
good grief, I'm losing it...... :D


Title: JUST PLAIN THURSDAY
Post by: MaryPage on May 19, 2016, 11:22:42 am
Aren't we all!

Another grey day here.  Boring.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 19, 2016, 12:17:27 pm
Hal, when you mentioned no post from Joan, I knew you were in the wrong place.  I think she has never posted here.

Six family members met yesterday at a pizza place for lunch.  This is a weekly thing and we go to a different place each week.  Dot usually is with us but she had something else going yesterday.  I had a soup, salad and breadstick and the salad was large enough to feel all of us.  It was a "house" salad and I don't know why it was so large.

I spent some time this morning trying to straighten out a wrong genealogy post.  A woman downloaded a picture of my mother's cousin and attributed the picture to a wife of a man in her list.  Our cousin had married the man, but much later in life.  I hope the person sees the correction and accepts it. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 19, 2016, 01:43:46 pm
Had a great day yesterday.  Oldest son called me from Calif., Candy called and Dan brought me a new cushion for my desk chair along with some sweets and a lovely card.   

Today is quiet here after all the commotion yesterday.  I like the quiet tho.

Hope you all have a great day and HUGS all around,
Title: WESTERN JOAN
Post by: MaryPage on May 19, 2016, 02:33:26 pm
Was it your birthday?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 19, 2016, 02:36:01 pm
Larry.  Now we have a Univ. Of Ill. Credit union bank down the street from me. I am keeping my eye out for it to have a truck soon.  Have a bag full of old Tax and Credit slips along with bank Statements that need shredding.  I f not here soon I will just take it to Office Depot. They shred for a charge  I gave mine away. Took to long and didn't do a good job.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 19, 2016, 02:59:44 pm
Turned 83.  Never thought I would live this long.  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 19, 2016, 03:04:06 pm
Joan, happy belated birthday!

We never think we will last or turn out as we have!

Enjoy the whole week!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 19, 2016, 03:44:02 pm
Happy belated birthday, Joan.  You have me beat by a year as I was 92 last month.  I know of four of us who are over 90 - June Drabek and Gloria de.  Maybe more who haven't admitted it yet. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 19, 2016, 04:44:38 pm
Mary Ann, thanks.  I really do NOT want to get to 90, Have too many aches and pains alreadfy, don't need more.  LOL

Thanks Angel.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 19, 2016, 07:50:46 pm
MaryAnn.  Now Joan is almost a year younger than you.  I am holding out for my 90s. Think will make it.  I do come off families that lived that 100 years ago and we have had better health service than they did.  Not seem to have ever had any hard sicknesses and yet a couple had over 8 children. All living  as to my research . After that it seemed like very few children had by them. Most just one. lots none at all.  I only remember one cousin growing up. far as I know I am now the end of the line on the Paternal side. Had 3 brothers but all died single.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Joy on May 19, 2016, 07:59:43 pm
Nooooooo !  Jeanne and Mary Ann,    Joan is  "9"  years younger than Mary Ann.  She said she was 83 on her birthday.  I have looked at both messages a couple times to make sure I was reading it right.  LOL

She has a little  ways to go to catch up with Mary Ann.  That is, if she does make it to 90 and I hope you do,  Joan. 

Joy


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: junee on May 19, 2016, 08:40:36 pm
MARY ANN

Think JOAN has a few years to catch up to you
. Can see my 94 coming up very quickly, sometimes Imthink it must be someone else I am thinking about.  We are allowed to make mistakes with our maths.

Another plane down. Glad I am not travelling any more. Not even an sos.
I stayed up last night to view the celebrations for  The Queens 90 th and enjoyed it very much. Such a relief from all the election stuff we are getting at present.  Was evident she was enjoying it all.

Have been typing up family history and so easy to get bogged down but now waiting for a copy of a book which is being printed. Find sometimes in these books it is not what is in them but what has been left out.!!!
Cleaner here today so time for me to sit on verandah out of the way,just hope all smoke has cleared as there is a lot of burning off of undergrowth in the bushland to,prevent fires when Summer comes in.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 19, 2016, 08:46:50 pm
Joan, I'm sorry I aged you so much.  I have trouble reading the print on the computer and I read your age to be 93.  I was in better health when I was 83!

And I see a post from Junee and I forgot about her when I named those of us over 90.  Junee is 93, heading for 94.

This past weekend, I  passed my grandmother Tock's age when she died - 92 and three weeks.  I had a cousin die a couple of years ago at 97 and I don't have any such goal.  My immediate goal is to last until July 1 when I will have been retired 30 years.  I hope to reach that goal - and then some.

Again, I'm sorry Joan to age you so quickly.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 19, 2016, 08:57:58 pm
Joy, glad that got worked out.  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on May 19, 2016, 10:07:01 pm
I'm not even going to think about how many years more I may get. At this point in life, 91 and a half, I am thankful for each and every day, and I intend to live each one to the fullest....God willing.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 19, 2016, 10:34:12 pm
WJ, Happy Birthday.  I hope you have many more.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 19, 2016, 11:40:22 pm
Thanks Hal.
Title: AS TIME GOES BY
Post by: MaryPage on May 20, 2016, 08:33:02 am
Happy Belated, Joan.  It is lovely to hear you had a good day.

Always birthdays in my family.  Yesterday, the 19th, great grandson Miles turned ONE.  Oh my, to be so young!

Today granddaughter Paige turned 42.  Forty-two!  I would like to be that again, as well.

Also, Cousin Jenny (really Jane) turns 66, bless her boots!  Seems to me like just yesterday she was born.

I send out a LOT of cards, and almost all of them are close kin.  A gal gets to be a whole clan.

Well, we seem to have Some sun today.  The air is rather misty, though, and it is not one of those clear days when you can see forever.  Clouds are all about, and more will come.  It is supposed to pour all day tomorrow, and the celebration for Miles has already been moved up to Sunday.

Next week is Commissioning Week, and our town will be filled to the brim and then some, with parents and grandparents and siblings and aunts and uncles and cousins by the dozens pouring in to see their family member graduate from the United States Naval Academy.  The Blue Angels will be here practicing on Tuesday, their official performance being on Wednesday.  Covers will be airbound midday on Friday, while the chapel will host wedding after wedding after wedding all day on Saturday.  The years do have a way of following on another in a rather endless procession.  From my end of things, though, you can pick out the differences.  Everything changes, yet everything remains the same.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 20, 2016, 09:22:04 am
Hi everyone on another overcast and a bit cool Friday morning here in South Carolina.  Pat has a doctor's appointment in a little while, just a routine matter related to her CPAP machine.  This will be the first time she has driven herself to this doctor's office but she shouldn't have any problems with it as have been there several times and not many turns after she gets off the Interstate.  I will stay home as the housekeeper is due this morning.  I expect we will go out to a late lunch and then Pat can have the evening off.  This is our usual practice when the housekeeper has been here.  They mowed the front yard here yesterday and just now came and mowed the back yard and then trimmed.  They used a push mower on the back yard rather than the weed eater they have been using.  It has just started raining.

Patricia, how many hours of daylight are you now experiencing up your way?  It sounds like Farrah is adjusting to her new environment and your appreciating the love you show her. 

JeanneP, I have a shredder but don't use it very often.  In the past I have cut or torn off identifying information on papers and shredded only those bits. 

Joan, a belated Happy 83rd birthday.  I expect a number of us here also never expected to live this long. 

Junee, I am with you on wanting to avoid flying anymore.  It used to be an enjoyable change of pace but now it appears to be a real test of patience.  Is Queen Elizabeth the longest serving Monarch in British History? 

Mary Ann, from your postings I think you enjoy life and I certainly hope you are with us much longer than July. 

MaryPage, your town must seem empty following the Commissioning Week when the town is so full of people. 
Title: ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON
Post by: MaryPage on May 20, 2016, 09:57:28 am
No, Larry, never empty.  I wish!

Annapolis is a tourist town, in addition to being the home of St. John's College (1696) and the Naval Academy and being our State Capital.  It is one of those towns that never really sleeps, and on weekends does not sleep at all.

It is just that on Commissioning Week it is over full.  Way over full.  People rent their homes out for outrageous sums, and sleep on their neighbor's sofa beds or in their guest rooms. 

Well, one way or another, we get through it every year!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 20, 2016, 10:05:00 am
Friday morning and the sun is shining.  Tom and I have both done our duties for the morning - Tom puts out the recycle stuff and I get the regular trash ready.  Recycle is picked up about 9:30, and has already been picked up, and trash pickup is nearer noon.  Tom is at work and here I am.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 20, 2016, 10:41:25 am
Thank you MaryPage and Larry.  Was a good one.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 20, 2016, 01:00:29 pm
Good Morning from the
absolutely fabulous, rocky coast of
Maine.     (My favorite time of the
year here in the North East!)

All is well!
Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 20, 2016, 01:29:24 pm
Good morning from a cool and cloudy Interior as our weather seems to be following along with the rest of yours.

Larry, I Googled your question and Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest reigning female monarch in world history, surpassing Queen Victoria.

From the "Offical town crier, "At this time of 4.18pm on the 9th of September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has become Britain's longest reigning monarch, passing the record set by Queen Victoria with a total of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes - over 63 years, seven months and two days."

Farrah is coming out more and more as she realizes she is finally safe. She is actually playing with the cat toys and sleeps on the couch while I take over the bedroom. She is still not overly affectionate as Sarah was but she may just not be that type although I do miss it.

Joan, I'm glad your special day was a good one and I'm glad Joy got your age straightened out!  :-\  :thumbup:

MaryPage, I would be hiding out during any and all Commissioning weeks.  :coolsmiley:  But I'm sure it is a festive and life changing occasion for so many! I wonder just how long on the average, all those weddings last?

My second husband was in the Navy stationed on the USS Saratoga and was gone more than he was home. So when he went eventually into the Air Force, seeing him around so much took some getting used too!

MaryAnn, it sounds as if we are both reading and posting. However, it is gloomy outside here!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 20, 2016, 03:02:49 pm
Patricia, Kendrick is not a cuddly cat, in fact, he does not like to be held.  However, he does like to be around family and I am a favorite target for him to mark his territory.  My slacks were full of cat hairs during his recent shedding period.  He does not sleep on my bed, but usually comes in at least once to see that I am around.  He'll let me pet him for a few moments, then he leaves. 

He likes to be outside and I let him out on the deck for about 10 minutes at a time.  He would much rather be on my front stoop but I feel I should watch him there, whereas I don't have to be with him every minute on the deck. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 20, 2016, 04:17:08 pm
MaryAnn, when I first received Sarah, she was fear aggressive but otherwise behaved as Farrah does now. But after only a couple of weeks, she settled in and enjoyed life and sitting on anyone's lap who would pick her up, especially men. For some reason, she gravitated to them.

She enjoyed interacting with Youtube and pet videos and was very tactile and loving. She always rubbed against my legs and wanted on my lap. She did hate being picked up for any reason.

So I was feeling pretty puffed up when they mentioned Farrah to me. Pride really does go before a fall, doesn't it? I have had Farrah since May second and each step is followed by backsliding.

Sarah hasn't even been gone a full month and I grieve and miss her and her ways. Farrah is her own cat and I may only hope that she will become more loving as she feels more comfortable but I'm beginning to think it's not in her personality. Perhaps the abuse went too deep? Or maybe I'm still expecting her to be as Sarah?

Farrah sounds like she may become more like Kendrick. One point in her favor is she is short haired instead of long haired as Sarah was and the constant shedding is no longer everywhere. I am still working with Farrah on bonding and it's something we both are struggling with.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 20, 2016, 05:12:23 pm
Think like a cat,  Angel...   

The only thing that I ever learned about cats,
that seemed true,  is that they like to set
the guidelines,  which might just be way
different then my expectations.     

I bet,  that given time and
less pressure,  your new
kitty will surprise you,  by
coming up with some
behavior that pleases both of you.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsxUDjfhj5Y

Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: NO CAT IS EXACTLY LIKE ANY OTHER
Post by: MaryPage on May 20, 2016, 05:20:45 pm
Ditto what she said.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 20, 2016, 08:53:42 pm
Annie got Kendrick when he was five months old.  He will be three years old in July.  He is quite independent, prefers the front stoop to the deck (probably because the cement is cooler), has never wanted to be picked up but Annie has mastered that.  He is a long cat so I won't try to pick him up.  Occasionally he will get on the couch beside me and let me pet/scratch him.  His motor really runs, but when I quit, he leaves. 

I'd miss him if we did not have him, but I wish Annie could find a room or an apartment so she could have him.  She comes here about once a week to change the litter and she plays with him a bit, but then she's gone and he's my cat again.

At 10 pm he comes into the computer room because he knows it is treat time and he dances all over the room while I am shutting down for the night.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 21, 2016, 09:06:26 am
Hi everyone on this Saturday morning.  It starts out overcast but we are to have sun today with very little chance of rain.

Yesterday Pat and I went to a new restaurant for us called Tin Lizzie.  It is a small chain with locations around Atlanta, Augusta and a three or four locations in South Carolina.  It is an interesting concept in that it has a Mexican Restaurant in the front of the building and a Bar-B-Q place in the back of the building and these are divided by a bar in the middle and I expect the kitchen.  We decided on the Mexican half and had a very good meal trying a couple of tacos we had not had before including a scrimp one and a Korean Beef one.  You do have to pay for chips and salsa but they sent a big bag of chips home with us.  They make their own chips and they were thin and crispy with apparently taco seasoning on them--very tasty.  We will be going back there from time to time. 

They did finish the yard work yesterday and for the first time used a push mower on the back yard rather than a weed eater. We also have a nice clean house as the housekeeper always does a good job.   

Nothing on the calendar for today so will just go at an easy pace and take care of some things here at my desk and a couple of tasks around the house.  I will get some reading done and plan on watching some of the golf tournament later this afternoon. 

MaryPage, Annapolis on Commissioning Week sounds like the area around here where people rent out their homes for the Master's Golf Tournament week.  Apparently for some people they can make enough in that one week to pay their mortgage for the year. 

Patricia, thanks for the info on Queen Elizabeth II. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 21, 2016, 10:51:43 am
Good Morning, All!

Sandy, MaryPage, and MaryAnn thank you for your kind words. Yesterday afternoon and evening, just proving me wrong again, Farrah was out and even spent time playing. She even, once upon the couch, walked over my legs to look over the end table and sniff my coffee. She looked rather surprised at the coffee smell, looked at me quizzically, and then went back to sleep at the other couch end.

This morning she was back to being skittish and flinching at movements unexpected. However, she is spending more and more time out of the bedroom, preferring the couch nightly while I take over the bedroom.  She watches for me to awaken in the morning as she knows she will get wet food, besides her left out dry. She is happy to have me in the kitchen as long as I leave promptly after the meal is fixed. Perhaps I should ask for monetary compensation and time off?  :thumbup:

Today is a day of bill paying, OTL and errands so she will have some of the days to herself to explore.

I know, I know, I am going over and over this too intently,  talking too much about minutia, but this is a learning process for both cat and companion.
Title: ANIMAL PLANET CHANNEL
Post by: MaryPage on May 21, 2016, 12:03:33 pm
If you get the ANIMAL PLANET channel (comes with our basic service here), today would be a fun day for you to watch, as they are having hour after hour of My Cat From Hell, which sounds horrible, but is actually quite entertaining, and you sure learn A LOT about the many variations in cats!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 21, 2016, 12:10:58 pm
I've heard about that show and seen snippets on the computer, but I have not had a in home television since 1997.

I have tried weekly or monthly trials of Hulu, Netflix, and HBO but usually stopped them after a day or two.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 21, 2016, 04:15:22 pm
Patricia, you are working at kittys time. My cat Toby from a shelter took more time then Taffy. I had trouble trying to get Toby to eat had to call shelter the lady that brought him in, came by every Friday and brought him special food, I had to go to a pet store to buy it, and he started eating.  I called him and expenseive cat. but I grew to love him.  He got stonach CA, and I had to put him to sleep at 5 years old. Then I got my Taffy, first female, I have every had, but she is so loveing now, but it did take time.

Now I have to tell you a story about almost having another heart attack.  Last night a neighbor came over about 7 and ask me to go to dinner, we stood talking with the front door open, all of a sudden Taffy went running out and toward the road. It took a half hour for 4 people trying to catch her.  That is the 2nd time she had ever been out.  The 1st. time was 2 years ago. I had to take a nitrost pill when I came in, I was so upset.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 21, 2016, 08:59:43 pm
Same thing happened awhile back. Friend answering her door and talking. Her big Parrot flew onto her shoulder and out the door. Birds are hard to find when that happens. Not been found.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 21, 2016, 09:09:23 pm
Gloria, I understand what you are saying. Today, she would walk behind my chair to get her back rubbed and scratched. She would walk back and forth until you put your hand down and she would bump your hand.

Also, when I returned home today, she was lying in my dirty clothes basket and when I came in the bedroom, she remained there and then didn't run and hide under the bed, but followed me out to the living room.

Now if she follows the same as other days, she will be skittish again in the morning.

I once had a small black cat, Sarita, who was an escape artist, winter or summer, it didn't matter and she always came back or allowed herself to be caught, the same thing really after a few moments.

I am so sorry that it almost caused a heart attack, and Jeanne, I am so sorry for your friend's loss. With Sarita, it became automatic to block the door upon entering or leaving.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 21, 2016, 11:02:43 pm
I'm enjoying all the "cat tales". I miss having cats and especially my dog, Lucy. but after Lucy left us we decided no more animals till we're not able to travel. It's so hard leaving them behind. Years ago I had a cat (Chiffon) who bolted out the back door one day. She disappeared in the bushes and we didn't see her for days. I even put up posters and passed them around the neighborhood to no avail. I used to go outside late at night and call to her. One night I thought I heard a faint answer, so kept calling till she answered again. I found her in a space under the neighbor's woodpile. She had crawled in and couldn't back out. My husband took the woodpile down, piece by piece, (it was midnight!) till he reached her. Then he piled it back up the way it was. What a guy!  :) It was the last time she ever tried to get out.

Linedancer - I am so glad you got your kitty back and that you are okay!

MaryPage - One of my granddaughters, Brynn's, favorite show as a girl was Animal Planet. She is still very much an animal lover.

After being sick for the past two days, today was a great day for me. There's nothing like being sick to make one appreciate the good days!

The skies were clear and the full moon was absolutely beautiful tonight.

Hope you all have a good night.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 22, 2016, 08:23:12 am
Hi everyone.  We awoke to a bright, sunny and 72 degree morning with no rain in the forecast for the next couple of days.  Today will be the normal Church day and expect we will go out afterward for a quick lunch and then a restful afternoon.  I do hope everyone has a pleasant day.

Patricia, I see Farrah is doing well getting you trained to her wants and needs and desires.  :) 

deAngel, we had similar experiences with our cat years ago and had to be very careful when we opened the door to see where he was as he always wanted to go outside.  When he got out he didn't know what to do.  When my daughter-in-law was still living her cat got out several times and she would call in tears.  I tried to assure her that he would come back when he was ready as that is where his food was.  Certainly glad you didn't have a heart attack but understand what happens when our stress level is increased as I have the same experience and have to take a nitro. 

Beverly, good thing you kept looking for your Chiffon.  She had obviously learned her lesson in that wood pile.  Certainly glad you are feeling better and feeling sick really messes up our plans and our days. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 22, 2016, 09:23:08 am
My Mother had an old Moma cat that would disappear and re-appear dragging a litter of kittens, would raise them till weaned and then vanish again just to repeat the cycle.  But Mother would always welcome her back with open arms and have cats to give away.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 22, 2016, 01:43:35 pm
Dot and I did our usual Sunday thing - church, then OTB.  Dot keeps busy and it isn't all to keep busy because Norm is no longer here.  That is her nature.  Tom, Dot, Terry, Jan, her parents (neither of whom are in good health) and I get together for lunch once a week so it is one more activity for her.

Last night I let the cat out on the deck, then forgot to set the timer.  I got involved in watching TV and at 10:30 when TV was finished, I gathered up any dirty dishes, put the kitchen in order, filled the cat's dish and wondered where he was.  As I walked into the living area, I could see the cat on the other side of the slider door.  I think he was out there about 2 1/2 or 3 hours.  If he was a dog, I would have heard him, but his meow is not very loud.  This morning before church he was glued to me!

I've enjoyed reading about other cat experiences; they can be sneaky.  Kendrick tried to get out the front door when I left for church this morning, but I got the door closed in time.

Mary Ann
Title: DEPENDENT UPON US, BUT
Post by: MaryPage on May 22, 2016, 03:15:46 pm
I have always had a sneaking suspicion that cats are smarter than we are when it comes to sneakiness.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 22, 2016, 04:13:10 pm
I think most animals are faster to learn than we humans.  I could toilet train a puppy or at least get it to go outdoors. Usually in about 2 weeks.  Try doing that with children. Seen some not potty trained at 2 years old. Some even older.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 22, 2016, 05:56:02 pm
Looks like a Freighter may be coming in to the Deluth Web.  Also poor baby Eagles look to be soaking wet again.  Few People on the Beach at Grand Haven but not many.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 22, 2016, 06:12:23 pm
Looks like the boat already passed through as the Birds now all gone along with the crowd.

Must have been that one at 3:30
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 22, 2016, 10:00:49 pm
It's been a quiet day here in Norm's Bait and Tackle.

We had a nice day.........warm but the humidity wasn't bad. I did a little work outside.

Tonight I was out front when a neighbor from down the street came by walking his cat. He walks her every day like the others walk their dogs. His cat is a Bengal. They are beautiful cats. My youngest daughter has two of them. I always say they behave more like a dog than a cat.

Jeanne - Maybe we could train children faster if we trained them to go outside! ;D As to age, I didn't even begin toilet training with my four till they were nearly two. By then the process goes quickly. The one exception was my second one who was only 13 months younger than her sister and she just played "follow the leader".

Mary Ann - Poor Kendrick must have thought he was spending the night out there.  :)

This is going to be a busy week. I have something scheduled nearly every day.  My mind says "You can do it" and my body says "Give me a break!"

Good night all.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 22, 2016, 10:25:44 pm
Beverly, Kendrick is part Bengal and we don't know the other part.  The Bengal predominates.  I have thought of getting a harness for him so I can walk him to the mailbox (I can't walk further otherwise).  He'd love to be an outdoor cat but I won't let him.  He is a beautiful orange color with matching stripes on his front legs.  He is not cuddly, but he does like to be wherever I am.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 23, 2016, 08:35:42 am
Hi everyone on a beautiful clear and sunny Monday morning with zero chance of rain for the next 48 hours.  I will take advantage of this good weather to spray a bug barrier around the house.  Today I also must finally report my flowers on the front porch.  It isn't hard to do but something I have been putting off.  We had a wonderful church service yesterday that highlighted our graduating high school seniors and others pursuing further education.  Twenty-seven scholarships were awarded.  The senior class members conducted the entire service including two young women speaking of the impact our church has had on their lives from being infants until this point in their lives.  It was obvious that many parents and other relatives were in attendance as the church was close to full. 

I plan on attending my weekly meeting at noon and then Scott will be coming over to have a meal with us (don't know whether Pat will cook or we will go out to eat) and then just have an enjoyable day with him. 

Mary Ann, your cat must not have enjoyed its extended stay on the deck although it sounds like he wanted to get out the front. 

MaryPage, I never felt I know what our cat was thinking.  However, he could certainly communicate with me after he got me trained. 

Beverly, I don't think I have ever seen anyone walking a cat although know they have harnesses for them.  Hope you don't overdo this week with a busy schedule. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 23, 2016, 09:33:48 am
Larry, my deck is treated wood and in the sun a lot.  The front porch stoop is concrete and gets shaded later in the day.  I think the cat likes the coolness of the concrete.

Tom and I are going to a funeral this morning - the husband of a long-time friend of mine.  I need Tom for support to get around.  This is a Catholic funeral and I have never been to a Catholic funeral!  I doubt I'll be around much until late afternoon.

Mary Ann
Title: A TALE OF CATS
Post by: MaryPage on May 23, 2016, 09:45:20 am
My cat Brandy was one who liked strict punctuality and a by the book routine.  And he did not know from Saturdays and Sundays.  So he wanted me to get up and going on those precious weekend days AT THE SAME TIME as on work days!  I never was able to come to an understanding with him!  If I lingered in bed on a Saturday or Sunday, he would pace restlessly about and up and down, muttering and meowing, until finally he would come and sit on my head!  I swear.  Right on my head on my pillow.  It was no good to try to hide my head under the sheet:  he sat right on it.  Time to get up and get going!

Hobbes, on the other hand, went by his own schedule and routine, never mind mine.  He let me sleep in, while he would sneak out and sneak into neighbor's homes and sleep on THEIR beds!  He most specially loved driving a neighbor two doors down crazy by showing up on HIS bed!  This man hated both cats and dogs;  wanted no part of them.  He never could figure out how Hobbes pulled this off, but that cat KNEW he was staging an invasion, I swear!  That neighbor and Hobbes fought one another until Hobbes died, but the neighbor got almost fond of the critter.  I think because he was so amazed by his strong personality, and also because he made good dining out conversation.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 23, 2016, 09:57:38 am
MaryPage, how did Hobbes get into your neighbors' homes if someone did not let him in? 

Going to be warm here today - low 80s, first time this season.

Grand Haven looks pretty but rather quiet.  Later there might be people on the beech, but it is Monday and I doubt any campers yet.

Mary Ann
Title: MORE ABOUT HOBBES
Post by: MaryPage on May 23, 2016, 10:49:49 am
Mary Ann, we never figured that one out.  Hobbes was an inside/outside cat,as I guess you have figured out.  The old fashioned variety.  The best guess we had was that the little boy of the house let him in.  But no one ever SAW him getting in!  Hobbes was extremely popular in the neighborhood, and folk were flattered if he deemed to pay them a visit, including this man's wife and little boy.

Hobbes was an ordinary short haired American, white with some black spotting.  Ordinary, and yet distinctive.  In personality, he was a hoot.  He adored stalking me through the daylilies when I was outside on my knees gardening.  He would crouch and stalk, stalk, stalk and then jump out at me and run away like a streak of lightning.  He would play this game over and over and over, as long as I remained out of doors.

The same guy Hobbes loved spooking out by appearing on his bed had a large motorcycle he was inordinately proud of.  No one Dared so much as touch that motorcycle with one finger!  Except Hobbes.  Hobbes would go out and sit up in the seat and go sound asleep.  Pete would discover him and go NUTS!  Hobbes would not so much as open one eye at him!  Somewhere, I have a photo Chip took way back then of Hobbes sleeping up on that motorcycle.  I also have a photo of Brandy intently watching the television.  I had two animal videos that were made just to entertain cats, and he loved them.  It was so much fun just to watch him watching:  his head was the only thing that moved, and it moved back and forth and back and forth.  He especially relished the squirrels.  I have some pictures of that, as well.  Brandy was one gorgeous cat.  Strictly inside.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 23, 2016, 01:19:32 pm
Good Morning from another rainy Interior day. More rain expected through the end of the month.

Nothing much going on here today but piddling stuff and cleaning. Farrah is more out than under the bed and when I didn't immediately go fetch her food, she ran to me, around me and whined at me. Whenever I turned towards the kitchen she would immediately pace just ahead, in case she needed to herd me off from any detours. It put me in the mind of television's old cattle drives!

Yesterday she would jump, hop  and chase some cat treats and later, I had to laugh, as she would sit and watch me eat as if begging. But when I offered a portion, she would politely sniff and then look at me as if I was crazy to eat whatever that was! So yes she is coming along and this morning, only a few flinches.

I'm enjoying hearing about other cats and their antics. Beau, the cat who looked similar to Farrah, only quite larger, would lay on his side, stretch out his long paw and flick the dry food towards him, catching it in his mouth.

MaryAnn, there are cat videos on YouTube about Bengals and one I used to subscribe to had three that they took out, harnessed along the beach daily in England, and chronicles aspects of training, living with and development.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDbYR0ExLw0
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 23, 2016, 02:13:52 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDbYR0ExLw0

The above is a video from the owners of the two Bengal cats, Pixel, and Sushi. When I played this compilation of two year's condensed cat meows, cries, grunts, and warbles, I was hoping to hear and recognize some of Farrah's odd sounds.

The external speaker sits just to the right of the monitor, on top of my computer tower so sounds aren't always connected to what happens on the screen. To make a long story short, Farrah was absolutely galvanized by the sounds.

She jumped up, three or more feet, and totally ignoring the cats moving on the screen, she circled over and around the computer tower and repeatedly sniffed the external speaker. She just knew those cats were somewhere and she was going to ferret them out!

I think she may become like Sarah if she ever connects what's happening on the monitor screen to the sound effects.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 23, 2016, 02:21:45 pm
Angelface - My daughter's cats make noises sometimes that startle me! I watched the video and also found a video there on how to Bengal-proof your house. I shared it on FB with my daughter. They're in the process of re-doing an 1800s house while living in it

Larry - When he first started walking the cat, it created second looks from some of the neighbors.  :) The harness he uses looks comfortable, nicely padded and all.

The mowers have been here and also the pest control people. Temp outside is 90 and it's sunny.

One of my smaller gripes with Windows 10.........I can't figure out how to make the degree symbol.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryTX on May 23, 2016, 03:23:33 pm
Beverly, press at the same time Alt 0176.  That makes the degree symbol.  °

Mary
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 23, 2016, 04:06:47 pm
º  It worked!

Thanks, Mary.

My old way of doing it (alt 167) came up with a blank.

Wish that was the only problem I have with Win 10!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 23, 2016, 05:34:20 pm
Tom and I went to the funeral this morning and I saw only one person I knew.  We stayed for lunch, then left.  I don't know what they were going to do after lunch.

I played the Bengal sounds and Kendrick did come into the room and seemed interested  in the sounds, but he did not look at the computer screen.  I saved the link.  I'm going to look for "houseproofing" Bengals.  Kendrick likes to get at the Kleenex boxes when we're not here.  I had one box with the tissues facing the back of the couch and that is the one he went after.  I think he's upset because we both were gone.

It's been quite warm here today and I think we're near 80 degrees now.  I sat on the deck quite a while with the cat.  He wanders around, sometimes stretches out on the deck, sometimes stalks something unknown to me.  I'm not dressed for lounging on the deck yet. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 23, 2016, 08:11:55 pm
Hi all.  We are having cooler weather the last few days, only in the 70's.

Not much news from here so will just leave you all with  HUGS,
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on May 24, 2016, 05:51:29 am
Good morning everyone.

Weather should be nice enough today for me to cut some of my  lawn. Ugh, but it has to be done.

Beverly, for a while my best friend walked his first two cats. Orion was especially fond of going for walks. Not long before he got the cats, George moved into a new neighborhood. The walks became a conversation opener which helped him to get to know his neighbors. Because of ill health for about three years, the walks ceased. What amazes me is that George (originally a dog person) now has five cats.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on May 24, 2016, 06:21:51 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
           to
  MARYPAGE!!!




And many more!
shirleyn.
Title: 'TIS THE SEASON!
Post by: MaryPage on May 24, 2016, 06:55:05 am
Thank you, Miss Shirley.  Daughter Anne came by as a huge surprise yesterday.  She brought a humongous bouquet of freshly cut German bearded iris from her garden.  That is my favorite flower, and I miss it so much now that I don't have my own garden.  You cannot grow iris in my blue pots.  She also brought me some special chocolate and caramel cupcakes she made herself and a lovely birthday card with a Barnes & Noble gift certificate in it.  I have also already had quite a few cards in the mail, and more B&N gift cards.  Chip is going to take me on an adventure shopping trip to Wegman's in Gambrills today, which is about half an hour from here.  We will have lunch there, and then stop at Cold Stone Creamery on the way home. 
We had another soppy, rainy day yesterday, but today has dawned full of blazing sunshine.  A glorious day for an adventure. 
Tomorrow is Blue Angels Day, this being Commissioning Week.  That means all the schools let out at noon, and the family here will take the boat out for best viewing.  I will watch what I can from here, as I no longer do the boat thing.  Then Debi, Maria, Kathryn, Ava and Chip will take me to a late lunch at Sam's.  Thursday a friend is coming over from West Virginia to take me to lunch.  Next Thursday son Rob, who is just back from an adventure trip down the Colorado River, will come and show me all his photos of that and take me to lunch.  So I am much indulged.  Son Chip tells everyone:  "Mom is enjoying her Birthday Season!"  True! True!  Zippity Do Dah!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 24, 2016, 08:52:23 am
Hi everyone.  It is another beautiful day with zero chance of rain.  It is to get up to 87 degrees this afternoon.  The schedule today is light as we only have our Senior Luncheon at 11:30 this morning and the rest of the day is clear.

Yesterday turned out to be very busy.  I sprayed the insect barrier around the house and then repotted my front porch flowers, which turned out to be quite a big job.  I found two of the containers that came with the house had no holes in the bottoms of them to let excess water drain out.  So I fixed that and put some rocks in the bottom, then potting soil and took the flowers from the containers they came in and planted them.  It doesn't sound like much but it was almost too much for me as couldn't stay upright by the time I finished and was bent over like a little old man.  However, a few minutes rest restored some of my energy and I was able to make it to my meeting on time.  Scott came over about 5 pm last night and helped his mother fix a surf and turf dinner.  We had a small package of frozen shrimp and also finished up the three steaks we had left from the Omaha Steaks we got at Christmas time.  Pat baked some fresh roles and we also had fresh sweet corn.  It was a delicious meal.  It was a nice evening. 

Mary Ann, I have only been to one Catholic funeral and that was for Pat's grandmother.  It was many years ago but do remember it was pretty long in comparison to most protestant funerals I have attended. 

Enjoyed the discussion of the various cat antics you all shared yesterday. 

Joan, it sounds like a very enjoyable temperature you have been having. 

Sorry I missed sharing a Happy Birthday wish with you yesterday MaryPage.  It sounds like you were well remembered on your Birthday and now can do some serious Barnes and Noble shopping.  Not bad having a Birthday Season!

Title: QUEEN VICTORIA WAS BORN THIS DAY
Post by: MaryPage on May 24, 2016, 09:07:46 am
Nope, you did not miss, Larry.  My birthday is TODAY, May 24th.  It is just that I started celebrating it earlier.  Might as well string out a good thing as long as you can get away with!  Thank you for the greetings.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 24, 2016, 09:45:39 am
MaryPage, I wish you a glorious birthday and birthday season although, with that family, it should be a sure thing! If I had my PSP working, you'd see a card but I am getting my new computer tomorrow, or at least new to me, from the local Literacy Council.

So enjoy your day, season and family! Oh, and also the Coldstone creamery!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on May 24, 2016, 10:40:44 am
Happy Birthday MaryPage,

Bearded Iris and Narcissus/Daffodils are my favorites. I have some tall white Iris that had a scent that when they were originally given to me years ago. When I moved to an apartment while at college, I gave some to my sister and some of my girlfriend who took them back to Colorado with her. When I moved to this house, my girlfriend brought some back for me to plant. Sadly, they no longer have a scent.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 24, 2016, 10:55:03 am
Larry, it is.  I know we will be sweltering soon so this is very pleasant for now.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 24, 2016, 11:02:51 am
MaryPage, Happy Birthday Season - and many more.  I think it is fun to stretch birthdays out.

I think we are to get up to the mid 80s today which is quite warm for this time of the year, but I'll take it.  Tom went to the store for me yesterday and I have the perishables put away but there is work to be done in the kitchen so I guess I have my work cut out for me.

Watching the video of the Bengals, Patricia, I could see where Kendrick's part Bengal is - in the stripes on his legs and tail.  But he does not have the circles on the center of his body.  It may have been the camera or lighting, but those cats did not seem as orange as Kendrick is.  His center part of his body is faintly striped.  If I can find the pictures I put on this computer, I'll send one or more to you.  Oh, his head and ears are Bengal.  While we were are the funeral yesterday, he did a number on the Kleenex box and he's done it before.  Temper, temper!

Mary Ann
Title: WOW! THOSE BLUE ANGELS!
Post by: MaryPage on May 24, 2016, 11:48:26 am
It's called "Separation Anxiety."  Talk to him before you go out and assure him you will be back.

I had one cat once who would hop up and pee right in the MIDDLE of my bed if I were gone longer than she cared for.  Never had a female cat after that.  In my way of things, all dog pets should be female and all cat pets should be male.  Works for me!

And yes, it WAS anxiety on her part.  She never, ever peed anywhere else.  Never.  Ever.  (except, of course, where she was supposed to)

The Blue Angels are here practicing for their Big Show tomorrow.  Then they will stay here in Patuxent until Friday so they can do a fly over salute to the Naval Academy Class of 2016.  Gorgeous day here today, and supposed to be even better, if that were possible, tomorrow.  So glad for these future admirals, because they were much afraid their week was to be spoiled by a continuation of our month of monsoon.  Well, I tell you this:  that sun is THERE and its shining brightly!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 24, 2016, 12:09:26 pm
Good afternoon, just a little after 12.  i am waiting for my DIL to come down from Mass. to spend a couple of days.  Of course it is raining. She is taking the 11AM ferry in New London, Conn. takes one hour 40 min. if the weather is nice on the Long Island Sound.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY  Mary Page. enjoy your day.

Patricia, I see your ketty is getting you well trained.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: June Drabek on May 24, 2016, 01:19:42 pm
MaryPage, have a very Happy Birthday dear. I know it will be grand, you have such a loving family. CHEERS !
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 24, 2016, 01:24:55 pm
Now my friend had a dog that would do that. Pee in the middle of her bed if she left it.

Now my one dog. He knew better. His trick was to take every throw rug in the house.( We just had hardwood floors with these rugs everywhere. Had to be at least a dozen. Even did the bathrooms. All piled up in the living room. He would even be sitting on them when we got back.
I suppose like what your children did we thought cute. So same with the dog. Now I have a parrot that just spits all the Sunflower seeds through the cage bars. Hard to find food with none in there. Fixed cloths pins all down that side so at least it is not smart enough to go to one of the other sides. Just the one next to my chair.  Not so cute.....
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: FlaJean on May 24, 2016, 01:52:50 pm
Happy Birthday, MaryPage.  These birthdays come around too often, don't they?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 24, 2016, 02:08:55 pm
I have quite a peeing in the bed story to relate! :thumbup:

We had this small, miniature Schnauzer, Wirehair terrier mix. An extremely bright dog. One time we stayed an unplanned overnight at friends and when we returned, Maggie had dug through the bedspread, two sheets and a mattress pad, into the mattress itself and then pooped precisely in that small hole she'd made.

Another time, she had fallen, (or dashed?); out the window, we were on the second floor, and we rushed her to the vet only to find a number of scratches and just a small amount of being banged up. The vet gave her medication so she would sleep and all the way home and later, she stubbornly stood and shook until that medication was totally out of her system!

She never gave in or gave up. I would recommend terriers to active folks, families and those who didn't mind their dog being perhaps smarter than they were!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on May 24, 2016, 03:27:57 pm
Happy Birthday MaryPage.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 24, 2016, 04:17:41 pm
I do tell Kendrick that "I will be back" when I leave my bedroom if he is on my bed.  Of course, he is not there when I return.  Talk about peeing in the bed - he hasn't tried that yet, but he did leave a little poop by the toilet in my bathroom.  I don't go downstairs so I had Tom check the litter box to see what condition it was in.  Annie is supposed to come once a week to change the litter but she doesn't always make it.  Tom is really good about doing it, but I think it needed changing and the cat let me know!  At least he used the bathroom. 

In 1935 we were at a cottage on Lake Ripley near Cambridge WI and my folks let friends use our house.  They had a cat who one time used the bathroom to do its business.  Mother always got a kick out of telling about that cat.

It is quite warm here today, in the 80s.  I sat on the deck for some time and the cat was out with me and rested in the shade.  The sun was getting near where I sat so we came back in.  I think a storm is headed this way, maybe tomorrow.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MarsGal on May 25, 2016, 07:41:18 am
What a fine morning for mowing. Yuck! This afternoon will be up around 85 and we have an air quality alert in place. Super!

As I type I am being visited by Squirrel Nutcase who is busy running across the porch roof and climbing my window screens. I reported this strangeness to Oscar, who has been following the action from inside. Squirrel on the outside, cat on the inside, back and forth, back and forth.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 25, 2016, 08:40:04 am
Hi everyone on another beautiful day.  I should have a pretty quiet day today with just my usual morning chores of tending my flowers and plants and doing my Internet reading of discussions and the email.  I didn't even have to empty the dishwasher as we ate at the church yesterday for a large noon meal.  We had a delicious quiche made with a grits crust, a cheese feeling topped with the egg mixture and another later of cheese.  We had a nice salad and roll to go with it and a thin slice of mixed berry pie.  It was a large meal.  This evening is our last Wednesday night dinner until the fall and is the traditional hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings with dessert. 

Patricia, have fun with your new computer today. 

MaryPage, can you view the Blue Angels show from your patio or home?  Glad the weather is now nice for the graduation. 

deAngel, glad you will have your DIL visiting. 

JeanneP, it sounds like your dog knew how to get your attention.  I take it your parrot doesn't like Sunflower seeds.  At least the Sunflower seeds should be fairly easy to clean up. 

MarsGal, it sounds like the squirrel is just taunting your cat to come out and chase him.  We saw the first squirrel we have seen since moving here.  He was sitting on top of our wooden fence in back but didn't get into our yard and jumped back down on the other side of the fence.  While squirrels can be fun to watch they can also do a lot of damage as I know from experience.
Title: THE BLUE ANGELS IN ANNAPOLIS
Post by: MaryPage on May 25, 2016, 09:48:16 am
Yes, I can see the Blue Angels from my home, Larry, but not their entire detailed show.  Their show centers on the Naval Academy right where it borders on Annapolis Harbor, but of course, because it is up there in the sky and because they are jets zooming across the broad blue skies at incredible speeds, they have a very wide range for their act.  I should say acts, because if you have seen a Blue Angels performance, you know that they come in all six in tight and unbelievable formation, and then two of them split off.  We never know which direction of the compass they will choose to enter the space above us and start showing off.  Thousands of boats, little dinghies to grand yachts, fill up the harbor and the mouth of the Severn River where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay, for this is the very best place from which to view the entire circumference of their aerial gymnastics.  From my deck/balcony I can see these watercraft pouring in from every direction.  I can also see heaps of my neighbors sitting out in yard chairs down at our beach or on the green, green grass next to the heap of rocks down there;  from there you can see just about everything.
So the bottom line is, yes:  first I HEAR them, and if you have never heard them, I must tell you the noise is deafening.  And I can see them from my front, kitchen deck/balcony, but only because they have to fly that far and further in order to circle around and back to the focus of their audience.  I see more from the back deck which faces the water and the humongous fleet of boats anchored there to catch the Blue Angels.  I see a lot of their maneuvers in the sky from there, but most definitely not the whole show.  After the six come in together, four of the planes stay together and perform marvelous tricks;  but two take off on their own, sometimes doing 2 plane tricks and, more often, totally on their own and doing simply unbelievable stuff.  They perform for about an hour, and then all of a sudden they are tight together again in their six plane formation and heading way, way off into the distance.  And they are gone.  And a silence is left behind.  Then everyone emits a collective sigh, and the little to large boats gather themselves and toot all manner of horns by way of clapping and turn around, many saying goodbyes to their neighbor boats, and take off in the directions from which they came.  Until another year.  Until another Naval Academy graduation week.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on May 25, 2016, 10:09:30 am
MaryPage, I love to watch them on TV but I don't think I could take all the noise in person.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 25, 2016, 10:26:17 am
Mom

I hope that you had a great time
celebrating your Birthday!! 

All is well here on the rocky coast
of Maine.    Summer is coming but
has not landed,   so far (when it lands
it gets HOT)!   

I am enjoying the wonderful weather
we are having.

Have a great day,
EVERYONE!

Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 25, 2016, 11:02:56 am
Good morning from a foggy, rainy Interior again....  Hi Sandy!

The Blue Angels perform here infrequently and also another troupe, the Thunderbirds I believe? I agree the noise is tremendous, but the show is worth it!

Farrah stayed out all day and last night, a new high, and this morning has yet to disappear or become at all skittish. She has even decided that the bathroom holds no terrors here, she is not immediately locked in as she was at the foster home. I've eliminated the wooden bowl that I kept the toys in for Sarah as Farrah simply goes and digs them all out again. She ignores the toys that Sarah enjoyed and plays with the ones that Sarah would have ignored.

She is always very alert and pays particular attention to voices and movements outside in the hallway or the birds in the trees or  in the sky, not fearful of them as Sarah. She also jumps with a lot of power, a long leap and "thump" whereas Sarah, with her amputated tail, could not. I have barricaded the plant table with large items at the edge. The one time she attempted a jump, I sprayed her with the combo of water laced with a fourth cup of vinegar. This is a trick I learned years ago from Pet Pride and the vinegar is good for their coats. The trick is not to soak but to ambush quickly and stop, a deternent.

Farrah is not affectionate, Sarah loved and needed close contact, I think it helped allay all that she experienced outdoors, where Farrah seems to need activity and sometimes a pal. She purrs when her back is rubbed and comes for that, but do not attempt to pick her up as she digs in her claws to the carpet and whines. In any case, Sarah was eight or older and we know from her chip that Farrah is four.

I think, MarsGal, that she would join Oscar as here she sees the squirrels using the phone or electrical  wires as a convenient highway.

MaryAnn, Farrah also has the large wider stripes on her thighs and belly, but her facial markings are very similar to an Abysinnian. Her behavior also tends to what I've read about Abysinnian. Her jumps are from simple curiosity whereas Bengals, from what I understand, love and seek heights. Her coat along the back has several thin regimented stripes set closely together, with her lower belly orange and chest pure white but her overall coloring is a grey tabby.

I'm hoping that everyone has a sunny day if only in their enjoyment and heres wishing Joan and MaryPage are still enjoying the fallout from their birthdays!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 25, 2016, 11:15:55 am
Thanks Angel, tis well over for another year.  ;)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryPage on May 25, 2016, 11:51:36 am
Well mine is not!  I have a mid-afternoon luncheon today, and a high noon lunch date tomorrow.  I accept all offers!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 25, 2016, 11:57:31 am
MaryPage, I dearly wish I had a smiley or emotion, or whatever they're labeled, that showed a lady gathering up gold stars or discs and putting them in a sling! You go girl!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: MaryPage on May 25, 2016, 12:56:34 pm
I've been out on the kitchen deck watering blue pots full of geraniums and the yellow hibiscus, so have missed the activity out on the bay.  Wednesday is for watering plants.  So turning my attentions to the bayside balcony, I see hundreds of boats already anchored in their favorite spots, while hundreds more are pouring in from the north, the south, and across bay waters to the east.  My goodness, it is not yet twelve thirty and the show will not start until two.  They will have "Fat Albert," a WWII cargo plane, and some others do some show opening type antics for a while now, but then all will shut down and the quiet will come.  In the meantime, everyone will have been eating great food catered by the ladies aboard, while the men work the bottle openers and call back and forth to the other boats.  They love to ask everyone where they're from, sometimes discovering neighbors and sometimes making new friends from Delaware to the north or Virginia to the south.  Everyone checks their watches, and instinctively that quiet descends and all eyes scan the skies.  Which way will they come this year?  I always bet on the southwest.  Roar, wham, bang!  They're here!
But at this point, they aren't.  MaryZ, I WISH you could see the literally thousands of boats pouring in here!  It is a dazzlingly sunshiny day.  I hope Alison & Joe played hookey for the afternoon.
Our school system gave up decades ago.  They had been faced with no students after noon on Blue Angel Wednesday every year.  Both public and private schools finally gave up and gave everyone the half day.  No fair for teachers to have to stick around in near-empty classrooms.  So all Annapolis celebrates this day, including parents and kinfolk in town for the commissioning of over a thousand navy midshipmen.  We are full to the brim, and as I glance out towards the bay I can see the foamy wakes of hundreds of little boats speeding to find their place in the crowded waters.  Wish you were here!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 25, 2016, 02:48:22 pm
Patricia, Kendrick does get up on things, but not often.  He has a tower that Annie got at a yard sale for $5 and he usually sleeps at the top of that.  He can see all over from there. 

Tom and I went out to lunch so I hid the Kleenex and he did not get at it.  We went to the Blue Water Grill which I believe is a chain.  We were seated by a window by a lake in the river and it is a lovely day.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 25, 2016, 03:46:06 pm
We use to have the "Blue Angels" Do the show here quite often. The big air Base closed down and so not been back. Did enjoy their shows. I guess the the Big Air Balloon race is coming back again. That is quite a show also.

Isn't today the day in New York when lots of ships in port along with thousands of Sailors and other Service men?  That Sailor Uniform is my favourite one.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on May 25, 2016, 07:35:22 pm
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And more...   they're ready now, just click on the [ more ] to find them. 

Thanks, Michael!!!   :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 25, 2016, 08:07:00 pm
Well, I am now on the new computer and I'm in the hard part now, syncing everything saved on the cloud back to this computer!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 26, 2016, 08:30:38 am
Hi everyone.  It is a bit warmer already this morning than the last few days and we are likely to get to 89 degrees before the day is over.  We had an enjoyable picnic sort of meal last night at the Wednesday night dinner at church.  The hamburgers and hot dogs that had been grilled outside were delicious and the meal was topped off with an old fashioned ice cream sundae with all the toppings you can imagine, including marshmallow cream.  We then enjoyed a nice quiet evening with Scott here for a couple of hours.  Today I will go to coffee and then go to the Church for the Wisdom class.  The rest of the day I will be quiet and restful.   

MaryPage, I have seen the Blue Angels perform although can't remember what the event was.  They are pretty amazing.  It is nice their work is so appreciated. 

Patricia, I was thinking of the Air Force Thunderbird as I read the great description that MaryPage prepared for us.  Their show is also spectacular.  It is hard to imagine how much practice goes into getting to the skill level of flying they have and the dangers involved.  I knew of the water bottle deterrent but not adding the vinegar.  It sounds like Farrah is adjusting nicely. 

Mary Ann, that sounds like a very nice luncheon location.  It is nice to get a window seat at a restaurant. 

JeanneP, I have only seen pictures of the big air balloons and then some individual balloons I have actually seen in the sky.  They certainly attract attention.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 26, 2016, 12:02:48 pm
Larry, we occasionally have the airplane shows but Anchorage is closer to the lower 48 states and sees them more often. Here, a favorite of mine is  the fourth of July affair at Alaskaland's Pioneer Park. At the end of an always lengthy bit of speeches by city, borough and military leaders, a group of Air Force fighter planes flies acrobatically over and the army soldiers set off three howitzers out on the river as the army band plays the 1812 Overture. Then a huge picnic begins and children swarm the antique Italian Carousel and other fanciful playground equipment.

Memorial Day is Alaskaland's summer opening, but weatherwise, it might be dreary.

Another rainy, dreary day here. I think even Farrah is bored as she paces in and out of the living room and bedroom.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 26, 2016, 01:35:34 pm
Good afternoon, very hot and stickey, we are told not to go out, as the air, is not good.

Larry, I live about 2 miles from the old Grummans air field, I have seen the Blue angels perform.  I do not like airshow, since I saw a plane crash years ago.  I think I wrote this before, a few years ago, I was setting on my deck, I heard a strange noise, looked up and there was a balloon going over my house very low, it was heading for a field about a mile from here. In fact the fellow leaned over and yelled you have a beautiful  place. I guess he ment the park.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 26, 2016, 02:42:26 pm
Our postponed family gathering took place today.  Terry had suggested we wait until today instead of our usual Wednesday.  They had a surprise for us as their daughter, son and wife were with us too.  The daughter lives in Indy and probably drove up in my old car.  The son and wife live in S Pasadena CA so flew in.  They are here to help their grandfather celebrate #85 Sunday.  Tom and I had suggested a golf course restaurant and it was a good choice since there were 10 of us. 

We have a nice day so far but we may have rain later on. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 26, 2016, 03:02:42 pm
Hi all.  Son went shopping for me today as he is off to North/West WA in the early a.m.  The combat vets form a sort of guard on their motorcycles and escort remains <vets> to the Cemetary on this weekend every year,.   Tis an honor to know my son shares in these happenings.  :)  They actually do an awful lot for their fellow men who have passed on.  They also contribute a lot of time in their communities. I think one would be surprised at all the good these guys do.

Alone for a few days and that is ok too. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 26, 2016, 04:38:04 pm
 :anon:
Just testing some of the new ones.  It has been so long since I used them I have forgotten how.  Let me test.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 26, 2016, 07:48:21 pm
Jeanne, that one you showed would be a good one to signify a lurker. I don't see it in either group shown here.

We used to have quite the balloon industry until some of their operators, probably trying to thrill their passengers, were chasing the birds and flying too low at the sanctuary. After several complaints and one company's lawsuit, they just quit. Now I never see any balloons. Some sour grapes there!

There are more privately owned planes in this state than the other states due to long distances and no real road system. Small plane crashes here are like car crashes elsewhere. However, I have never seen or heard here of the huge crashes from multi vehicles as you hear about or see in the other states.

MaryAnn, your family is very close and social. My sisters are long gone, to Italy and Idaho as are the grandkids to Oregon and Idaho.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 26, 2016, 08:39:59 pm
Patricia, it started out with Tom and Terry meeting weekly for breakfast.  Then they asked me to join them, so there were the three of us for some time.  Tom said he wished Terry's wife, Jan, could join us.  She works with Hospice and is not always available, but eventually she was able to come some times.  Then it worked out that lunch was more convenient for Jan, so we started lunch.  Then we asked Dot to join.  Jan's folks live with them (or vice versa - they live together) and both are having memory problems so Terry and Jan started bringing them.  That made seven of us.  Terry's son and his wife from CA and his daughter from Indy are here to help Grandpa celebrate his 85th birthday and that is how we got to 10 people today. 

We don't see each other often, other than the weekly gathering, but we do keep in touch.  It's hard when your family is not near, especially in another country.  When we first came to Grand Rapids, we were all alone.  Mother's family was in Illinois and Wisconsin; Dad's family was in Minnesota.  Travel was not as it is today so you didn't take a trip at the drop of a hat, but we were always in touch by mail.  With Norm marrying and having three sons, we now have family, mostly in western Michigan, but, except the the CA couple, nearby.

Thanks for noticing.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 26, 2016, 08:55:50 pm
Was a beautiful Sunset on the Grand Haven site at 8Pm tonight. Also still a few people in the water and on the beach.  must have been warm there today. :smiley6600:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 27, 2016, 09:25:55 am
Hi everyone.  We are expecting another dry day with the temperature getting up to around 87 degrees this afternoon.  I have a quiet day at home planned for today but may make a quick trip to Walmart to pick up a prescription for Pat.

Just this morning I watched a very touching video called "Soaring Valor" which deals with WWII Veterans and the work of Gary Sinise and other to honor our WW Veterans.  Here is the link and I found it very worthwhile to view:  Just this morning I watched a very touching video called "Soaring Valor" which deals with WWII Veterans and the work of Gary Sinise and other to honor our WW Veterans.  Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/l3P15s4zWNQ

Patricia, it sounds like the fourth of July affair is very special and looked forward to each year. 

deAngel, seeing a plane crash would certainly put a fear into a person in terms of watching future air shows.  Just last week a resident of this little town was killed in a small plane crash. 

Mary Ann, what a nice surprise and golf course restaurants usually are nice and have good food. 

Joan, I have seen a couple of motorcycle escorts of funeral processions and it is quite a site.  Glad your son is able to participate. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 27, 2016, 11:08:39 am
Jeanne, I just looked at Grand Haven and the water temperature is 39 degrees with the air temp at 69 degrees.  Our air temp here is 80 degrees and will get to the mid-80s by afternoon.  I can see why people would be on the beach, but I think no one would be in the water.  It's a good day to get sunburned.  We may have rain later this afternoon or tonight, but not right now.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 27, 2016, 11:41:14 am
Good Morning from the Interior, and another foggy rainy day it is too. However, we are told it will be sunny but cool until June 3rd and 4th where it will rain again. We are about ten to twenty degrees cooler than average but some prefer this to the normal eighties and higher. Our last two "normal," temperature wise summers, 2004 and 2015. burned 8,689,389 acres and 10,125,149 acres respectively in the Interior.

Our drought, since 2000, won't end until we get heavy snows in the mountains, we are told by weather folks and old timers. however, that is increasingly unlikely as the years go by. And this area of arboreal forests is classified as a fire ecology normally.

Farrah has established very certain routines and she watches me constantly, perhaps to see I'm keeping up. Mornings are spent hopping from the bed to table a few times if I'm late and after a brief bathroom stop, it's off to herding me to the kitchen for breakfast. But first waiting until I put the coffee on and leave before chowing down.

Days are spent playing with a few toys,vigilantly watching the door for enemies, watching the balcony door for outside birds or the odd flying bug and sleeping. Sometimes she will pace back and forth, back and forth from bedroom to living room until I know she must be bored.

She is very keen on exploring the apartment's nooks and crannies but five rooms and halls don't hold that many nooks and crannies. She is still watchful and skittish and really fears any other people, but she is far and away another cat from the one who came in May second.

Larry, I look forward to the fourth's spectacle. But there are many who don't like the noise of those howitzers or the crowds. In the hot summers, the guns aren't used for fear of more fires. I would love to go up one of the rivers again, in my youth, we had a cabin up the Salcha river, 60 miles from the bridge that was 75 miles from town. We practically lived there in the summers.

There are backyard barbecues, shopping at sales, neighborhood get-togethers and golfing or stopping at one of the many lakes or several hot springs. But for me, without a car, Alaskaland's affair is closest and easiest.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 27, 2016, 12:17:50 pm
Patricia, Kendrick has several hiding places and one I just discovered is under a marble table in my bedroom.  Actually, he goes behind the table and I saw a piece of paper there that he had chewed on.  Neither Tom nor I can get at the area and I'll wait for Annie to come here to retrieve the paper.  He got at a box of Kleenex the other day and I have now put that under the couch.

It is getting warm enough in here that I think I will turn on the a/c.  It's just after 12 noon and I don't like to turn it on so early but I don't like to be so uncomfortable either.

Also time to get the mail.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 27, 2016, 02:04:52 pm
MaryAnn.  It is showing 3 people running into the lake right now.  Can tell it is cold.  But I remember being taken to the Beach in UK and running into the sea.  Never got warm in North England but if the sun shining we just plunged in thinking it was a great summer.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 27, 2016, 02:06:59 pm
Did everyone sign the Petition for the DC Eagles?.  Needs 100,000 to sign. Never get that many by June.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 27, 2016, 02:10:22 pm
MaryAnn, at the time I'm reading this, you have 1:49 and I have 9:55. This is why a five am wake up puts me early enough to "talk" with all of you!

I had an astonishing breakthrough just now with Farrah. You know that bit of schizoid behavior cats occasionally get up to?  Vets say it's an overdose of predatory behavior that indoor cats can get and this is how it is relieved. Farrah suddenly started running all over the place, scratching on her post and attacking her toys. I put my hand down behind my chair and wiggled my fingers.

She rolled up behind me and with absolutely no hesitation, attacked my wiggling fingers. She had a very soft mouth, nibbling, not biting and while grabbing my fingers, her claws were sheathed. This was definitely playtime, play behavior and she was not at all afraid of me.

I have been lucky enough to never have had a cat that destroyed papers, toilet or kleenex. It seemed to always be plants or cords for some reason. Farrah jumped up on the plant table once, even with all the blocky barriers I put up, but the spray of vinegar laced water quickly got her down and she hasn't tried it again. Of course, now that she feels safer, all bets may be off as to what she gets into!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 27, 2016, 02:45:49 pm
Patricia, often in the early morning when I've just gotten up, Kendrick wants to play - and I don't!  He'll run up and down the stairs like greased lightning.  Each time he comes into this room, I'll grab his tail and he doesn't seem to mind that.  If he gets on my bed while I'm in it, he will go for my toes but I'll give a kick and he leaves the room.  Otherwise, he'll come into the room, lie down beside me and I'll pet him.  When I'm tired of that, I'll rest my hand on his side; he'll stay for a while, then leave.  It's as if he is checking to see that I am here.  He sleeps at night, as far as I know, on Tom's bed (Tom sleeps on a recliner).

The golfers are in Benton Harbor MI this weekend and we just had a sudden shower/storm.  I guess our storm is way north of the golfers because it is not raining there.  Benton Harbor is on Lake Michigan at the south part of the state.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 27, 2016, 05:21:10 pm
Feeling pretty good today.  Had a good nights sleep and just got word on Facebook that dan made it to Bremerton, WA ok.  His bike has been iffy so he wasn't sure it would make the trip or not.  Now he can relax.  <and so can Mom> :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 27, 2016, 08:10:52 pm
Joan, I neglected to mention before that I also think what he's doing is wonderful. We had a group up here, (delegation?); from that weird church and a military group, police off duty and even some Hell's Angels banded together on Harleys, to keep them from a couple of funerals.

For some reason, they were huddling around street corners waving signs, protesting something while they were here. I think it was the same time as we had one of the Vietnam walls here, but I don't remember. It could have been any number of things.

I'm glad he made it to Bremerton, (I've actually been there!); and made it safe so both of you may relax!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 27, 2016, 08:25:09 pm
Thanks Angel. I believe the 'drive' is tomorrow.  Tis quite a procession from what I hear.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 28, 2016, 09:01:33 am
 Hi everyone.  It is a clear sky and only to get to 83 degrees this afternoon, a bit cooler than yesterday.  Yesterday was a nice quiet day and I expect today will be the same here at home.  I will just work on a couple of projects here at my desk.  I plan on watching some of the golf tourney later this afternoon. 

Patricia, sixteen years of drought is a very long time and makes one wonder if you will ever be back to the weather patterns of many years past.  It sounds like Farrah is doing a very good job of training and she hasn't had you for even a month.  :)   I bet Farrah won't care for the howitzers and fireworks noises. 

Mary Ann, it sounds like you have given Kendrick a challenge to get the tissues out of the box under the couch. 

JeanneP, there is an annual event in the middle of winter for people to run into Lake Lanier, a very large lake North of Atlanta.  That never appealed to me.

Joan, glad you were able to see that Dan had safely made the trip on the motorcycle and that you were feeling pretty good yesterday.  Hope you will be feeling the same today.

                                             
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 28, 2016, 10:58:22 am
Larry, I think I would agree with you weatherwise. There is a group at Barrow, at the Bering sea, who call themselves the Polar Bear Club and also like to take those cold, very cold dips!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 28, 2016, 11:15:07 am
Thanks Larry, don't usually worry like that as he is a big boy now.  He has been having trouble with his bike for a bit tho and he has replaced so many parts and checked the wiring ....... well just glad he made it.  Next trip is Sturgis in August.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 28, 2016, 06:42:02 pm
I played a trick on Farrah as this house heats up too fast and the screen door only open to the balcony sends her back under the bed. First, I quietly shut the bedroom door, then opened the glass balcony door, and just left the screen door.

I then peeled Farrah out from under the blanket covering the couch, unhinging all of her claws carefully and carried to the screen door where Robins, sparrows and wrens were singing up a storm. I carefully patted the screen showing her that there was still a barrier to any outside monsters and rubbed her back while she noticed and watched for the birds.

After setting her down, she sat right next to the screen door and listened and watched. All was fine until I left the room. Whether the kitchen or the bathroom, she decided she would go as well and stay to keep my company!

She's fine as long as I stay in the room.
Title: FARRAH
Post by: MaryPage on May 28, 2016, 07:46:17 pm
It is SO much fun watching that cat get comfortable in her new home, Patricia.  And so nice of her to want to share it with you!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 28, 2016, 08:30:01 pm
MaryPage, first may I say that I love your new avatar! I don't want to be trite and say it's lovely to see you, but it really is!

Second, I admit to becoming a tad tired of the under the bed routine, especially as it's only a bolt hole now. She sleeps on the couch or lying among my dirty clothes in the basket. And after this morning with so few hours of sleep, well, I refuse to feel guilty!

What won her over, I believe, besides simply time, was the massages. I learned several years ago how to massage a cat or dog, very similar to a human massage, firm steady, long strokes, except you really have to pay attention to the flash points such as around the head or belly sometimes. Most cats love their neck rubbed and also just behind their whiskers and Farrah is no exception.
Besides that, I'm bigger, slower and creakier so she probably believes I'll be a bigger and better target for the monsters.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 29, 2016, 11:33:50 am
Where is everyone?  I am all alone in here.   WAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 29, 2016, 11:42:51 am
I'm here Joan! I'll save you!  :thumbup:

(https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi23.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb356%2Fangelface555%2Fchaplindances_zpstolo9gkg.gif&hash=7e407514b4f48775b833fe87719fe6d9) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/angelface555/media/chaplindances_zpstolo9gkg.gif.html)

Actually, I just came on the computer and heard that the site has been down again.
Title: THIS IS SO GREAT !
Post by: MaryPage on May 29, 2016, 01:15:13 pm
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-alix-idrache-west-point-20160526-story.html

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 29, 2016, 01:17:00 pm
Nothing new about that.  ;)  Thanks for joining me.  Coffee is cold now but I can warm it up.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 29, 2016, 01:49:58 pm
Thanks, Joan!

MaryPage, coffee? And that is so cool about a guy from Haiti!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 29, 2016, 02:48:09 pm
Hi everyone.  All is well here and just awoke from a nice nap. We had about two inches of rain since last night but it seems to be clearing off. It was a nice steady rain. I attended church this morning but Pat elected to stay in out of the rain and she obviously wasn't the only one as many empty seats.  Until tomorrow.,
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 29, 2016, 03:18:51 pm
Joan, the site was down early this morning.  Since you're three hours behind me, I don't know if you tried during that time frame or not.

Dot and I did church and OTB this morning.  For the summer 0 degresswe will have only one service in church so we saw many people we don't ordinarily see.

It's hot here, about 80 degrees now and I have the a/c running.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 29, 2016, 03:21:05 pm
MaryPage, what a nice article and video about the young man from Haiti.  He speaks English remarkably well; the article mentioned an accent but I thought it was very slight.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 29, 2016, 04:12:26 pm
Mary Ann, not really.  When I first get up I pour my juice and then check in on the computer.  Was up early this a.m. but by the time I tried to get in, it was evidently back up. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Johann Mc on May 29, 2016, 06:08:59 pm
Not sure when I last posted here, but by the time I get to the computer after supper at night, sometimes I'm just too tired to socialize. But wanted to let you know that the tropical storm has really not affected us here very much and is apparently mostly south of us.  I saw today where part of US 17 down toward Beaufort is closed because of flooding and part of I-95 around Yemasee is flooded.  We haven't really had any rain today and it has been sunny and partly cloudy - a beautiful day.

Windell still has some good and not so good days.  Had to get him to ER one morning about 6 weeks ago with severe vertigo and they ran all sorts of tests but didn't find anything wrong.  He still feels a little unstable sometimes in the mornings but takes Meclizine (the drug for sea sickness) four times a day and that seems to settle it down.  Ophthalmologist did a scan of his retinas recently and his glaucoma and macular degeneration are worse so I'm basically still doing all the housework, supervising his medications, and driving him to appointments and the office.  His short term memory is not as good since his concussion in the accident last year so I remind him every morning what appts. or events are scheduled for the day and he still goes to cardiac rehab three mornings a week at the YMCA.

We went to church last weekend for the service honoring the local high school graduates and attended the luncheon for them after church.  It seems almost incredible that our grandson is graduating this year!  He is our local son's youngest child and now looks like his sisters' older brother instead of their younger brother.  He will be going to Wofford College in Spartanburg next year and his oldest sister will be a senior there also.  The middle girl attended Suffolk College in Boston this past year and plans to return there.

This is Bikefest weekend in this area, sponsored by a primarily black beach north of us, so we primarily hibernate until it's over.  Most of the bikers are very polite and law abiding but there are some who are very reckless and dart in and out of traffic between the cars and it seems like there are three to four deaths every memorial day weekend during the festival.  The last three years have also witnessed several shootings between them at some of the motels and the speculation is that they result from conflicts between rival gang members.  The city attempted to shut it down several years ago and they were sued by the NAACP so we have to put up with it for Memorial Day weekend. Anyway they will all leave tomorrow.

The comments on cats brought back a lot of memories!  I don't have one these days because of my allergies but I REALLY miss a furry feline to crawl up in my lap when I'm sitting and beg to be petted!

Patricia, sounds like Farrah is slowly adjusting to your situation.

Mary Ann, glad that you and Norm's family still find time to be together some.  I'm sure Kendrick is a lot of company for you!

Joan, so happy your son was able to make the trip on his motorcycle!

Larry, I miss the study groups at church but their times just don't fit into our schedule these days.  Hope your Pat is doing well.

DeAngel (Gloria), sounds like this tropical system may move up the coast your way during the week.  Hope things are going well for you.

Not sure who else has posted here recently, but greetings to all of you!  Can't believe that Tuesday is June 1st!

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 29, 2016, 08:09:41 pm
Johann, not to be correcting, but Tuesday is not June 1 - it is Wednesday.  I have a haircut appointment  that day, moved ahead from Tuesday, May 31.  My stylist and her husband do a lot of camping so I have an idea she took an extra day.

I've been thinking of you with the weather reports from the Atlantic coast and I'm happy to hear you haven't been affected so far.  I'm sorry to hear about Windell's troubles but they sound rather familiar. 

We've been having hot weather of late - mid 80s - and by Thursday we should get down to the mid 70s.  I told Dot today after church I was going to take off my necklace and earrings and put on shorts - which I did.  And my a/c is running.

Keep us posted as to how things are with you, Windell and the weather!

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Beverly on May 29, 2016, 09:00:07 pm
I couldn't get on the site this morning, so waited a couple of hours and tried again.

Nice new avatar MaryPage! I saw the emotional video on Facebook of the young man from Haiti at West Point  and just read your link. What an amazing and heartwarming story!

Johann - You mentioned your granddaughter attends Suffolk College. My step-granddaughter graduated from there last week-end. She's a very good artist and last I knew was interested in graphic arts. My sister-in-law and her husband are on their way to Vermont. Sure hope they don't run into bad weather. They live in Punta Gorda so probably drove up I-75. If they stay away from the coast they should be okay. I'm sorry to hear that Windell (and you) are going through such difficult times. 

We went to Bob Evans for dinner tonight. I always enjoy my meals there.....We seldom eat out anymore but once in awhile it's nice not to cook.  When we got home I worked in the yard for awhile. The evenings have been beautiful!

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 30, 2016, 08:42:27 am
Hi everyone on this Memorial Day.  It is going to be a nice one here with zero chance of rain throughout the day and getting into the mid-80's.  We have specific plans for today.  I will attend my normal Monday noon meeting.  I am going to have to come up with a couple of new projects here in my office as like to stay busy in the mornings as will complete my review of the photo albums I have created on Google Photos this morning as only have a few more to review.  It has been fun and sometimes sad going back over the pictures but wanted to weed out those pictures that were of very poor quality or were not of interest. 

Hope all have a nice day as we pause to remember those who have sacrificed so much to assure our freedom in the past and today and in the future as there appears to be no end in sight of wars and conflicts around the world.

Johann, it sounds like your plate is very full.  Glad you were not adversely impacted from the tropical storm.  The TV had flood warnings all afternoon for certain areas of South Carolina.  I can't imagine having three children in college at the same time.  It sounds like it would be a good weekend to stay at home and away from the activities of the Bikefest.  Pat is doing reasonably well with lots of aches and pains.

Beverly, we always visited Bob Evan Restaurants while we were in Florida.  I sure wish there was one close by here as their food was always good and they have a very pleasant restaurant setting. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 30, 2016, 11:08:25 am
Tom and I went to Denny's for breakfast this morning and that probably will be our only meal together today.  At 1 pm I am going to Dot's for lunch and Tom is going to Robin's where she will probably have a picnic; Tom said there would be only four of them today. 

I just lost my story about Kendrick's actions so I'll see if I can recreate it.  He was lying in front of the slider door and beside the hot/cool air register.  The a/c came on and he could not figure where the breeze was coming from.  His head moved in all directions to see and he could not.  After he got on his feet, he looked at the slider door and there was a cat on the other side of the glass.  Whatever Kendrick did, the other cat did.  Kendrick even got up on his hind legs and the other cat did too. 

Kendrick's "mother" (Annie) came over last night;  Meijer had a sale and she was able to get cat food and litter half off and/or 2 for 1, so bought some and brought it here.  I really appreciate it, but I don't know where I'll put it until I'm ready to use it.  We'll manage!

Enjoy your day.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on May 30, 2016, 12:54:09 pm
Good afternoon, the sky has really brighten up.  The weatherman had said all day yesterday we would have heavy rain.  It rained durning the night, but not since I got up.  Most Memorial Day parades were cancelled. I feel bad as most all the little towns around us had planed big and small parades.

Johann, so good to see you posting.  glad to see you did not get the storm.

MaryAnn, that is a cute story about Kendrick. I see Patricia kitty is slowly getting her trained.  Someone gave me a cute sign thats say's: This house is maintained soley for the convenience and confort of the CAT

Larry I hope you have as good luck to you tomatoes, as I did last year, I was still getting cherry tomtoes off my one plant till OCt.
      deAngel
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 30, 2016, 05:26:11 pm
 A lot of people in the water at Grand Surf today.  Must be warmer weather. To hot for me here in C/U today. Waiting for later to go out.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on May 30, 2016, 05:28:23 pm
it is cute how the baby eagles are cleaning up their nest today. Each carry a piece of branch over to the side of the nest keeping the middle clean. Wonder if that is a way of keeping them selves from falling out of the nest. Making a wall.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 31, 2016, 03:22:15 am
Good Morning!

yesterday was not a good day here for me or for Farrah, I lost my online connection with the heavy winds we had yesterday and my arthritis was in full bloom. Farrah spent almost the entire day back under the bed, flinching and running at any and all sounds. I hope today is better!

Johanne, it is nice to see you posting again and I am  sorry about Windell's continuing issues.

Larry, you always seem to have something on tap for the day. Often I just wing it!  :coolsmiley:

MaryAnn, sounds like Kendrick might have made a new friend. Farrah would probably be back under the bed. Sometimes I wish she would just be okay but I don't know what happened to her or happened at her!

When she plays, she will sometimes sit up on her haunches and flick the mouse or ball out so she can chase it. I noticed something yesterday, while she has all of her claws, she has never used them aggressively. In fact awhile back, she played with my fingers and play bit without even wetting my fingers and grabbed my hands with her paws with her claws sheathed. If you attempt to pick her up, she lays on her side submissively and never has meowed.

She is the first cat I've ever had that didn't start with a diva personality or in Sarah's case, soon developed one!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 31, 2016, 03:25:01 am
While searching for something else, I came upon the Easter Seals of 1952's little Eskimo cookbook, totally recipes collected by small children from the village of Shishmaref Day School from Shishmaref, Alaska. My mother, a member of Easter Seals at the time, helped to put this booklet together. Let me list one or two home recipes from the children.

Seal or Oogruk Flippers, Ooshak by Raymond Seetomona

Cut the flippers off from the oogruk. Put the flippers on the seal in fresh blubber. Let them stay there for about two weeks. Take the loose fur off the flipper. And then cut them in small pieces and eat the meat.

Remember, these are young children speaking of what they've seen their families do so it isn't entirely accurate then or now. But it was more realistic back then.

Na-zek' meek-tak by Elsie Tocktoo. (English translation, Bumblebee flower).

This plant is reddish with pink and green flowers. We pick it from the ground. Clean and wash the plant. Put them in a seal poke and pour water on them. We keep it for winter when it is all frozen.We cut it into pieces from the poke. We put it in a big bowl and add seal oil and sugar when it is ready to serve.

Seal Poke

The inside of the seal together with the head and all is cut and taken out through the head part of the sealskin. the skin is then turned, cleaned and blown up for drying. This is then used to put the meats, berries, leaves or other foods for storing in the winter.

Seal Meat Fresh this and the seal poke recipe by Bert and Pauline Tocktoo.

Cut the meat into pieces. Put water in the cooking pot, and add seal meat. Add salt to taste. Let boil.

I thought you might enjoy this "taste" of the past and Eskimo culture.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 31, 2016, 09:29:36 am
Hi everyone on this last day of May.  Yesterday was a quiet day but I did manage to stay as busy as I wanted.  Today likes like it will be the same.  It is already 75 degrees at 9 am so is going to be a warm day.  I plan on a quick trip to COSTCO as need more frozen fruit.  I have been enjoying a cup of my frozen mixed fruit each morning for breakfast and it is now all gone so need to make up some more but have used all my frozen fruit. 

I will tend to my flowers and other plants as I do each day.  I find I am really enjoying watching the tomatoes grow day by day.  So far there are eight tomatoes with more blossoms and I can begin to see the start of a couple of yellow peppers.  Everything is very green here this time of year and really is enjoyable. 

Mary Ann, I assume from you story that Kendrick was seeing his reflection in your glass door.  That is a cute story.  Pets can be so entertaining.

deAngel, since your weather cleared up it is too bad the parades were cancelled.  As I wrote above it does look like we will have plenty of tomatoes in a little while.  I have things situated where I can easily reach the plants and it is easy to water them.  This is the first time in many years I have tried any gardening.

Patricia, I do hope you are not suffering so with your arthritis today and your Internet connection stays steady.  Farrah apparently didn't like the wind.  I also just wing most days but do like to have at least one thing I can do that makes me feel I have accomplished something even though it may not be very significant.  Those Eskimo recipes are something else.  I think I will let the Eskimo's have my share.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on May 31, 2016, 10:05:35 am
I just viewed this video and it is one I felt I should share with you all on the time of Memorial remembrances.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/eEs4ke7cdNQ?feature=player_detailpage%25
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on May 31, 2016, 10:11:41 am
Good Tuesday Morning, 
Everyone!   It is sunny and warm here
on the rocky coast of Maine,  today.   

They will be installing our window AC's
this week.   I want to be here to see
that they put it in the correct window. 
So I will be hanging around here until they
show up. 

My experience with cats is that sometimes
they have good days,  and sometimes
they don't.   (And only they decide just
when the good days and the bad days
will be!)  :argue:   

Just like me!    That doesn't make me
want to stop trying to influence their
behavior,  though....  (It is always hard
for me to give up what little control I
think that I have!!
:bash:

Hearing all about the trials and
tribulations of cat rearing,  makes
me wish I could have another one.
They are so much company, in
spite of their foibles!     
(Always a good challenge!)

Have a good day,  Everyone!
Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 31, 2016, 11:18:58 am
Larry, I do miss Norm’s tomatoes.  He used to have such huge crops and when they left for Florida, I got to keep what was left â€" and there were always some left.

Patricia, Kendrick doesn’t seem to want to play with the other cat, but he is very curious about it.  He was on the deck yesterday and could not see through the screen, so moved to the window where he could see it.

Dot and I went to the cemetery this morning.  I had mentioned I wanted to make sure there was a flag on Dad’s grave.  Evidently Norm did not mention that Dad had been in WW I so she was a bit surprised to hear that.  The flag is there.  The head stones are very dirty and sometime soon Dot and I will go back to clean them off.  The ground is hard for me to walk on, it is so uneven.  Dot looked for the grave of a friend but could not find it.  Maybe next time I can help her look.  Her friend graduated from high school with me.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on May 31, 2016, 11:25:00 am
Kendrick has not been declawed and now, at nearly three years, will not be.  He had caught me a couple of times, but not on purpose.  I give him treats off my knees at night and his claws are always retracted.  I do have to put the storm slider closed to the deck because he wants to hang on to the screen.  Not only is the screen not metal, it is behind the storm slider and that would have to be taken off to replace it - $$$.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on May 31, 2016, 12:51:20 pm
I was able to get three shots of Farrah showing her coloring.

http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=11.msg21962#msg21962
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on May 31, 2016, 04:04:01 pm
Hi guys & gals!  I have gone crazy.  I bought a new computer with windows 10.  I am exhausted.  If anyone has any helpful hints they want to share with me, I will be eternally grateful.  Right now I am trying to figure out how to get a Quicken thingy onto my new computer.  I have all the info downloaded onto a stick.  Sigh!

shirleyn.
 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 31, 2016, 07:06:29 pm
Good afternoon all, nice day today.   I had Dan turn on my A/C for me today.  Forecast say it will be 92 tomorrow so guess Summer is starting.  Off to get my hair cut in the morning.  Mornings here are still a bit cool so I will be home by the time the heat gets to its fullest.

Hugs all around,
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: donklan on May 31, 2016, 07:40:21 pm
shirleyn........

Suggest you post your question in     
Windows-10  or
General Computer Q & A in the Computer Store Forum.

Chances are, responsive help will be sooner.
Rammel may have suggestions.
Title: WINDOWS 10 & CATS
Post by: MaryPage on May 31, 2016, 08:34:38 pm
Miss Shirley, I have a new DELL computer with Windows 10, and I love it.  Easy as can be, albeit some things are changed rather drastically.  I am still not certain I like my calendar in with my email instead of in WORD, but I can see why the new features for that would be great in an office environment.  I cannot think of one thing to tell you, but if you have any NON TECHNICAL questions, just ordinary user type questions, I would be happy to help.

Sandy Dapph, I am getting newcatitis from Patricia & Mary Ann with their daily feline updates, but will be forced to resist.  The biggest deterrent, I have to admit, is the no pet clause in my lease!  But alas, there are other practical reasons why it would not be feasible.  We must suffer our withdrawal symptoms together, in the meanwhile enjoying the continuing saga of these two cats.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on May 31, 2016, 09:47:47 pm
Forgot to mention that Dan posted pics of the even that in Bremerton, WA he and buddies participated in on Saturday.  I shared them so those of you on Facebook could see them.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 01, 2016, 07:10:10 am
Hi everyone.  It is going to be a hot day here in South Carolina as it is suppose to reach 91 degrees this afternoon.  This will be a full day for us as Pat has a dental appointment at 9:15 this morning.  I then need to make a trip to Walmart for a prescription and a couple of other items and later today are son will be over.  I expect we will all go out to eat this late afternoon or evening. 

Sandy, speaking of control in the same thought as a cat just doesn't sound right.  :) Hope you have a good day today and don't have to wait too long for the air conditioner to be installed.

Mary Ann, these tomatoes better be good as they certainly are expensive ones this year since it took a lot to get them in the ground.  In future years I should just need the plants as will have all the planters, etc. 

Patricia, that is a very pretty cat.  It looks like she has already discovered the tasty grass you planted for her.

Shirley, do you have the Quicken program itself loaded on the new computer?  If so you would want to find the Import menu item and then direct it to the file on your memory stick that is the file for Quicken.  Congratulations on the new computer.  Don't let it get you down as it works basically the same as the old computers with just a little different appearance. 

Joan, you were hotter out there than it will be here today.  Glad you now have your A/C operating as sounds like you will need it. 

donklan, good advice for Shirley.  I need to check that folder out although am hesitant to follow any more discussions than I do. 

MaryPage, I think you may have created a new word in newcatitis.  :)


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 01, 2016, 07:26:24 am
Larry, no, I do not have the Quicken on the new computer & don't know how.  The one I already have is from 2012.   I can't seem to find the disc I used to get it on the old computer. 
Things are looking brighter this morning after a good sleep & I am finding my way around a little bit easier.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 01, 2016, 11:26:52 am
Good morning from another warm, hazy, summer's day in the Interior.

Farrah is still quirky and skittish, runs at the drop of a hat. However, she comes to herd me to the kitchen with little whines and chirps and hangs out in the bedroom doorway, to see if she can stay out or dash under the bed. Also, if I am in the bathroom, she runs, even from under the bed, to have her back stroked and her rump scratched.

She does not meow, use her claws aggressively, nor does she rub against you to mark you as hers or actually mark anything. I'm beginning to wonder if she had a mother to teach her these things? She does use the litter box, sometimes quite enthusiastically  in covering up her deeds, rather like those Eastern dances their men are so fond of! She also runs if you raise your voice, even if it isn't directed at her.

Yesterday I caught her trying to leap at my dangling shamrock plant and she ran and hid and hasn't gone close to the plant table since, (In my sight at least). This morning, I found her perched on the back of the toilet seat, against the back and she looked like she was investigating or trying to fish the water. She does get fresh food and daily water!  I have never seen a cat so different than the norm.

This morning I am expecting UPS and a package, my balcony greenhouse and a cat box with 18" sides and back sent from Amazon. I have been tracking and while their speed in delivery is good as usual, their trail is odd. It starts out in western Washington, goes to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Louisville, Ky and then on to Anchorage yesterday and today Fairbanks. All this from 5/28th till today, June first. Very odd trail.

Yesterday, I lost my balance and started to fall. I realized my face was heading towards the corner of the bedframe and had just enough time to twist away. In doing so, I scraped both knees, the right-hand palm, all very lightly. However, I took off a dollar bill sized patch of skin just below the elbow on the back of my right arm. So I am even stiffer than usual and quite cranky, as I couldn't sleep comfortably last night. This should heal quickly, though. It sent Farrah rushing under the bed for quite a bit, I guess she didn't like my language?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 01, 2016, 12:59:17 pm
Patricia, Farrah sure is an interesting cat.  Kendrick does leave my vicinity when I cough or sneeze; he does not like noises.  He's always a step ahead of me so I watch where I walk.  I asked him to walk behind me, but that went over his head! 

I had my hair cut this morning then Tom and I went to lunch at a restaurant next door.  I thought we'd be back on the Tuesday routine next month, but both my stylist and Tom will be gone that day (July 5) so I will have a different stylist but Tom should be available.  If he is not I'll have to change my appointment.

We had a nice rain this morning and I expect we will have more later in the day.  While we were at the restaurant, a group from a retirement home came in; there must have been 25. 

It is time to see if the mailman left anything.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 01, 2016, 02:12:58 pm
Where is Kelly?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 01, 2016, 02:29:00 pm
Patricia, I meant to mention your "tripping the light fantastic" and scraping skin.  I am sure it hurts.  I send my sympathy.

I think Kendrick is in one of his hidey holes in this room.  I heard him scratching the carpet, but things are quiet now.  I should move a lot of things in this room, but where would he hide!!!

Joan, no one has heard from Kelly for some time.  He visited many folders and many people are asking about him.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 01, 2016, 03:19:03 pm
Thanks Mary Ann, hope he is ok.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on June 01, 2016, 07:44:13 pm
Goodevening every one. a nice confortable day, and a little breezey

Patricia, so sorry about your fall.  Hope you heal fast,

You have a beautiful kitty, I saw the pictures, thanks.  I wish I knew how to put pictures in the post, I would show you Taffy.

MaryAnn, I think you would miss Kendrick, If Anne ever take him back.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 01, 2016, 08:43:51 pm
Gloria de - I'd get used to it.  Kendrick lived here for almost a year before Annie rented a house with friends and took the cat with her.  He was gone long enough that when he saw me, I was a stranger.  After he came back here (don't remember when but last year) it was some time before Annie came to see him and she was the stranger.  Now she comes often enough that he recognizes her.  So, if she found a place to live where she could have a cat and took him, I'd miss him for a few days, but I'd get used to his not being here.  He's not a cuddly cat but he does like to be around either Tom or me.

Mary Ann


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 02, 2016, 08:21:20 am
Hi everyone on this Thursday morning.  It is a bit humid here in South Carolina and suppose to get up to about 89 degrees this afternoon.  Yesterday afternoon we went to a new Chinese Buffet that opened not to long ago.  It is huge and has 9 serving tables, a Sushi Bar, and Hibachi counter and a Noodle shop as a part of the buffet. They advertise over 300 items on their buffet.  It was not the best I have ever had at a Chinese Buffet but we were there at the end of the lunch period and right before the dinner hour started and some of the food had been sitting on the buffet a little longer than it probably should have.  It was $7 for the lunch buffet so you certainly got your money's worth and $10 for the dinner buffet. 

Pat's dentist appointment yesterday turned out very well in that she did not need a new crown but the dentist was able to fix the problem without even needing to deaden her mouth to work on it.  It was a sizable bill but only a fraction of what a new crown would cost.

This morning I will take Pat's CPAP machine in to be checked as she is getting excess water in the hose from the machine. This place is just a couple of blocks from where I will be having coffee this my friends so will be handy.  I will then attend the Wisdom Class at church and that will likely be it for today.

Marilyn, hope you have a great vacation.  It is always nice to get away for a few days.  Is this to the same place you have gone the last couple of years?  Nice that you found someone to keep Freckles so he didn't have to be kenneled. 

The following link is of some beautiful underwater photography at the Great Barrier Reef:  http://www.youtube.com/embed/mcbHKAWIk3I

Patricia, one thing about Farrah is that she is a new challenge and an interesting one.  If our cat was any example, cats seem to love shamrock leaves.  Ours ate every single leaf off of our beautiful shamrock twice.  The leaves did come back after the first time but we discarded it after the second as gave up.  Now I wish I had it for my office and have looked into ordering one.  Glad you were not hurt worse in your fall but sounds like enough misery with what you described.

Mary Ann, I bet you were glad you were already in the restaurant when that large group came in.  I bet it is a treat for those folks to go to a restaurant as even the best food when you have had it for a long while, such as is probably served in the retirement home, a change is welcome. 

Joan, I think all of us are wondering about Kelly and missing his upbeat postings. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 02, 2016, 08:45:11 am
Larry, the restaurant is interesting in a way.  It is where Tom and I usually go after my haircut.  We usually go for breakfast but my appointment yesterday was later.  Anyway, the restaurant is usually quite crowded in the morning at breakfast time but before we get there - and the rest of the day it is not busy.  The food is good, but nothing spectacular.

The people from the retirement home probably get good food there because it is one of the most popular homes around here.  It is the Clark Home, a Methodist home.  I did not see anyone in the group who I recognized.

We're to be a bit cooler today, however, still in the mid-70s.0

I hear lawn mowers so the crew is here to clean up our lawns.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 02, 2016, 09:19:16 am
Good Morning from the Interior, after a hot, sunny day yesterday, we had more wind, purple clouds, and a brief but interesting evening thunder shower. Now this morning at five , we are having steady rain again. This doesn't seem to be a hot summer, at least not as it is shaping up.

Farrah is definitely a challenge. She is not the companion I was hoping for as she isn't affectionate and stays so fearful. Even if she never changes, she will have a home.

When a cat marks it's territory, it does so by rubbing against people or items, using the scent glands on  it's head. A dog is more likely to urinate so to me, cats are better!  ;)  Other cats smell the first one and are expected to back off although that is not usually the case as some cats will try to mark over the first cat's scent.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 02, 2016, 10:49:22 am
Patricia, Kendrick has marked every corner, nook and cranny, my legs and I don't know what else.  Any other cat would know this is not the place to be!  My slacks have cat hair all over them and it is a chore to remove it.  Now that warmer weather is here and I can wear shorts, I'm going to put the slacks in the wash.  I have only three pair that I wear all winter and one of them is my black slacks for Sunday and "good".  Tom does the wash because the washer is in the lower level and I don't do stairs any longer.  Tom doesn't always get my laundry back to me in a few days so that is why I've waited for warmer weather.

Kendrick is not affectionate, but he does like to be near me. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 02, 2016, 11:14:49 am
Farrah walks back and forth between the bedroom,(safe place); and the living room. She is affectionate in the bathroom as I stroke her back and scratch it. If I try that in the living room, she runs.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 02, 2016, 03:51:19 pm
Patricia, Farrah must feel she is safe in the bathroom.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 02, 2016, 03:54:40 pm
Sarah did the same thing. I always make the mistake of petting and scratching when they come in so it becomes a habit. It is ironic that you would say that as she used to be very leery of getting caught in the bathroom. It was where the fosters kept her locked up. Now it's a refuge or at least a "Petting Zoo!"
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on June 02, 2016, 04:17:41 pm
Ok Angel.

I am going to give my unsolicited
opinion here.    I think that
for the sake of both you and Farrah,
that you should give her back and
find another cat (or kitten) that
you will be more comfortable with.

We are all living on borrowed time,
(so to speak)  and I don't believe that
we need to subject ourselves to any more
stress then is necessary during our
last minutes/hours/days/months/years
of our life.    You deserve the peace
that you will enjoy with a more
compatible companion.   Since  you
can only have one....   you must choose
wisely.

I think that you should remove this stress
from your life,  (and Farrah's)   and try
to find another cat that is a better
fit for both of you.

Neither you nor the cat are
benefiting living with each other
if it is stressful for both of you.

I would take the cat back and
mourn the cat and find one that
fits like a glove to me.... 

((((((((Hugs))))))))

I wish you the best of luck
what ever you chose to do.
Try to stay open minded. 

Sandy
:dontknow:
   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 02, 2016, 08:49:37 pm
Sandy, I appreciate the advice, but no. Too many people have already given up on her and that may be part of the problem.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 02, 2016, 10:14:55 pm
Patricia, I realize Farrah is a challenge to you and your ingenuity, but I'm glad you are willing to keep her as she needs to know she has a "forever" home.  I think it sounds as if she is warming up to you and if she's had misfortunes in the past, she has to have time to find out things can be different.  Heck, even Kendrick has his bad days.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Marilyne on June 02, 2016, 10:22:17 pm
angelface - I'm so happy to hear your response. :thumb: Farrah will slowly adapt, and will become more comfortable and relaxed.  You have provided a safe haven and a loving home for her, and I think it's a wonderful thing!
Title: NOW I CAN SLEEP TONIGHT!
Post by: MaryPage on June 02, 2016, 11:54:30 pm
Oh, what a relief it is!

Sandy Darling, I know you were concerned and caring for Patricia, but my heart has been bleeding for Farrah.  You see, I figure Patricia knew she was getting an unknown critter when she took her, and was ready to take on whatever she wound up with.  But she gave this poor helpless creature, who really has no control over any aspect of her life, HOPE.  And a home.  I was dying a million deaths at the thought of Farrah losing all of that.

Thank you, Patricia.  Now, please continue with the updates.  In the meantime, goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bedbugs bite.

And you, too, Kelly; wherever you are.  God Bless.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 03, 2016, 09:12:41 am
 Hi everyone on what is starting out to be a very warm day getting up to 93 degrees this afternoon. I don't plan on going anywhere today unless we go out for lunch as this is the day the housekeeper is here and that is often what we do on housekeeper day.  Yesterday was a very busy one. 

I got in my PT Cruiser to leave for coffee only to find the battery had apparently died as it wouldn't turn over the engine. So I took the other car to coffee and to have her CPAP equipment checked but she needed the car around 11:30 so missed my usual Wisdom group at the church. 

The check of the CPAP equipment showed there was a fault with the warming unit and a call to the company tech department advised the unit needed to be replaced.  So we went to the place she had gotten it and they replaced the entire CPAP machine.  That turned out to be very easy and quick.  On the way home we stopped at COSTCO and had lunch/dinner at their snack bar as it was already 2:30 in the afternoon.  I came home and took a nice nap and we had a quiet evening watching Netflix.

Mary Ann, we sure could use a little of that coolness you had yesterday down this way.  It was very hot.

Patricia, so far I think we must be having your hotter weather here.  I think we are going to have an extremely hot summer and so thankful for this great heat pump that keeps the house so nice at cool at the degree set. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on June 03, 2016, 09:42:31 am

Good Morning Everyone, here in the Soda
Shoppe,  from the foggy and cool, rocky
coast of Maine.    It is in the high 60's
(Fahrenheit ) and suppose to move into
the low 70's  and become  cloudy later on.   

Since my AC is now perched in my window,
I no longer worry that the heat and humidity
will soon be coming. 

I see that Texas has been hit badly
with flooding...   I wonder if Hal has
been adversely affected?    From my
weather map it certainly looks like
he very well could be. 
I hope that Hal checks in and let's
us know how he is doing.

I hope that we hear some good news
from June pretty soon.
:smitten:

All is well here.  I am getting back to my
old habit of re organizing ...  If
I could only keep things as "orderly"
as I can make them ...   
:tickedoff:

But I can't and that is an old story and
just my crazy way of doing things.

I wish Patricia ( Angelface )  nothing
but the best and admire her tenacity
for her commitment to this new
kitty that she has opened up her
home and her heart to.

I hope that this relationship works
for both of them.   

As the serenity prayer says, 
"Accept the things you can not change,   
Change the things you can,   
and  have the Wisdom to know the
difference.

Have a good day,  Everyone!

Peace  .....
Sandy
:crazy2:
Title: GOOD GLOOMY GREY MISTY MORNING
Post by: MaryPage on June 03, 2016, 11:39:51 am
Very misty out on the water.  Cannot see the Bay Bridge or the Eastern Shore.  Grey, gloomy day all around, all around.  Bummer!

But that lovely sphere of sunshine out on my kitchen deck is blooming its shiny yellow head off:  my hibiscus.  Makes me happy in my tummy.  I find myself drawn to it on these darkish days.

My very youngest (of 13) granddaughter turned twenty-nine (29) today!  I have reached that great stage of age where I am amazed when I wake up each morning.  But it is even more amazing to contemplate little Deborah an all grown up woman with children of her own.  Perhaps even worse to think of her daddy, my Ivory Soap perfect beauty of a babe, Christopher, as a granddaddy.

Yesterday, son Rob came over, over being from Columbia to Annapolis.  He got back from another one of his frequent adventure tours last week, and came to show me films and treat me to a (belated) birthday lunch.  I had fish tacos to die for, and lemonade and Irish Cream Brulee while looking out on the marina.  Rob's latest venture was a very long going down the Colorado River.  They ran hundreds of rapids and camped out every night.  He confesses to having gone SIXTEEN DAYS without a shower or bath.  Me, I have never been a camper type person, and I shudder!  Rob, my eldest, will be 70 in September, and admits that he has to hurry up and get his Bucket List of adventures completed, as he is beginning to feel the pain(s) Big Time!  Oh well;  it comes to us all!  My active days are behind me forever, but hey, I'm available for lunch!  You buying?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Lindancer on June 03, 2016, 01:04:17 pm
Good afternoon, on this nice cool (66), but cloudy day.  I am waiting for my ride to the doctor.  It is for my regular check up.

I sure will be glad when we hear from June.

Patricia, After all these years Taffy still get upset when she hears the grabagemen on Monday mornings.  Fireworks and thunder still send her flying under the bed.  the train goes by and blows for the crossing and that does not bother her.  Strange! At the shelter they told me she had been abused also.  It must have been by a women, as she still will not make friends with the women that come. in   Let one of the men come in and she is out to greet them.   
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 03, 2016, 02:50:03 pm
Today is Dot's birthday, so Tom, Terry and I took her out to lunch.  We went to a place north of here, near Rockford, and we took her there last year too.  The food is good and the place is quiet because it is not convenient for workers to go there for lunch.  Suppertime is much more busy. 

It is a very nice day and I think our temp is around 80 degrees.  I took a sweater to the restaurant but did not put it on.  I was slightly chilly but not enough to put on the sweater.

We had a test of the tornado siren this noon and the cat looked around to see where the sound was coming from.  He did not hide under anything, however.  He is very curious.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 03, 2016, 03:04:24 pm
 :) Good morning from a partly cloudy/partly sunny day from the Interior. We are expected to get into the middle seventies today with the warmer weather still just a fond wish. But the upside is, no new fires from lightening, humans or otherwise. We do have sixty fires going, however, they were from 2015, just buried deep in the underbrush and forest leaves over the winter.

Farrah evidently enjoys her turkey with giblets breakfast this morning. She's finished all of it and licking her chops!  ;)  She stayed out all day yesterday even if sudden outside, hallway, movements still sent her to the bedroom doorway, and not under the bed itself. She stays in the kitchen now and finishes eating while I make coffee or even open the refrigerator right behind her. Yes it is an uphill battle and just when I get cocky, she shoots me down, but she needs a forever home, a steady routine and a need to feel safe.

Gloria, we have trains here circling the town as we are a supply area for the rest of the northern half of the state with goods, manufacture and oil going both ways. She ignores their whistles and distant rumblings from the tracks but is more concerned with folks outside that door. She does not like the balcony door open at all and will stay in the bedroom until it is closed again.  She hears and sees the birds outside and goes to the balcony door, but she never has "chittered" at them as many cats do. So many regular cat sounds just are not known to her.

Sarah, who was also an unknown fearing, but aggressive cat soon came to feel she was in charge here and I guess I expected Farrah to be the same. However, Sarah was terrified of birds, did not like women other than me and adored their husbands and boyfriends which ruffled quite a few feathers!    :cat:   Sarah's tail was docked because of frostbite before she came to me and thus could never jump up on anything. I had forgotten how cats use their tails to navigate and to jump.

We still have the Solstice, 4th of July and Golden Days when we celebrate our town's gold rush beginnings and there will be noise, partying and lots of outside movement so Farrah and I will get a crash course these next two months.

MaryAnn, I think Farrah will someday get to where Kendrick is now, her watchfulness will hopefully turn to curiosity. Kendrick has always had love and never fear and he is very lucky.

The cranes are all over at the sanctuary, but I will not be able to get any photos until next week as I have long standing appointments this weekend and today. I have my four tier greenhouse from Amazon to put together, laundry I've been trying to ignore and a note from management that my twice yearly apartment check will be June twenty-second so I need to schedule things like stove cleaning, (it's automatic but that balcony door need opening wide for several hours!); also crawling around the floor with a squeegee to get all of those baseboards!

It must be a busy time as there are five floors, 196 apartments that get inspected twice yearly and I feel for the manager, and a maintenance and a housekeeping person doing all those checks, but I wouldn't mind mine being ignored. I can't think of anyone who hasn't passed each time, but I always get nervous.

Well, I'll leave hoping everyone has a great day and Sandy, I appreciated your advice. I just cannot give up on her.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 03, 2016, 03:57:30 pm
Heat wave here right now.  Today is supposed to get up to90 and tomorrow they say 100 degrees.  Not my favorite time of year, for sure.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 03, 2016, 04:33:15 pm
MaryPage, I guess I must have lived a deprived life.  I don't ever remember hearing about Ivory Babies, so the first thing I thought of was the add for Ivory Soap - "It Floats!"   :laff:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 03, 2016, 04:40:28 pm
Want to see a couple of MaryPage's beautiful babies?


(https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/modspace/MemberPhotos/MaryPage/marypage-rebecca.jpg)



(https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/modspace/MemberPhotos/MaryPage/marypage-devi&christopher.jpg)


I'll let her explain them to you.   :thumbup:
Title: OLD MAGAZINES
Post by: MaryPage on June 03, 2016, 05:08:13 pm
Amazes me that you can do that!

That is Rebecca (Becky) up on top.  She retired last June!  Ah yes, I had forgotten, but she fell off a bed she was jumping up and down on and broke those two front teeth.  They were, of course, her baby teeth.  She was always pulling stunts like that, and God probably made her so angelic looking to compensate so she would live to grow up!

And Debi and Christopher down below. 

Thanks, Jeanne Lee!  I was an avid reader of those magazines back in the day.  My grandmother had been, you see, and I started young with them!  Well, I guess y'all have learned some ancient history this day!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 03, 2016, 05:32:36 pm
I was going to ask you about those front teeth!   :D 

My oldest son chipped one of his - but he was a teenager and it didn't grow out.  It happened opening a peanut butter jar.  :eek: I know - and lots of people reminded him - you're not supposed to use your teeth to open jars.  What actually happened was that he was opening a new jar (with his hands) and it slipped and hit him in the mouth, chipping the tooth. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on June 04, 2016, 02:49:46 am
And you never sent  a picture to Ivory Soap?  What a shame!  Such angelic children... deprived of that fame! :)

Thanks for sharing, lucky mom    ;D
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 07:57:47 am
Beautiful children, MaryPage and I remember those Ivory Snow babies! Mom had Readers Digest, McCalls, and Ladies Home Journal back then so that and the Breck Girl were staples.

There was also the paper doll included in McCalls and the lifetime subscription available in the early fifties to Reader's Digest. My mom still had that subscription until 2000 when she died, probably fifty years, amazing!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 08:43:17 am
Good morning from a bright and sunny Interior. Tomorrow it's back to rain again, so goes our summer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd4ICw8jk0E

The above link is a YouTube video showing some baby bluebird fledglings and lots of chirping and mama rushing about feeding them. Some show the babies perched on a man's hand.

Bubble sent it to me and I saved it as Farrah went crazy over hearing it. She jumped up on my desk and sniffed the external sound player but has yet to connect it to the monitor. She also dashed to the balcony door so she knows where they are "expected" to be!

She tried to jump on the plant table to see outdoors better but missed. I am highly suspicious however as this morning I discovered a toy mouse in one of the plant pots. Even with barriers all around, she is evidently practicing her jumping skills and I need to get that mini greenhouse built or get rid of the plants altogether.  :-\
Title: BRECK SHAMPOO
Post by: MaryPage on June 04, 2016, 09:16:45 am
Oh, Patricia!  I had forgotten all about the Breck Girl!  My Debi was one, I would have to check with her as to the year, but I think along about 1971.  She was a Junior in High School, and a neighbor couple she used to babysit for who were active members of the Junior League asked us if they could enter her in the Junior Miss contest.  We really mulled over that one, because we had a strong distaste for that sort of thing, but they assured us there was no bathing suit contest or anything like, and we really liked them and Debi wanted to do it, so we said yes.  And after weeks of preparation, which the couple arranged to take her to, we went off to the Big Night expecting nothing (for Debi assured us she would not win) and without a camera, well, she won!  And went on to State, where she won in several categories, but came in second for Junior Miss.  But one of the categories she came in first in was THE BRECK GIRL!  She got a small scholarship for college, which was nice.  And I had completely forgotten until you said that this morning!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 04, 2016, 10:41:03 am
Hi everyone.  It is already 82 degrees and not even 10 am and we will get over 90 this afternoon as we did yesterday.  I just got back from  a quick trip to Walmart to pick up a prescription. 

Yesterday, we went to Ruby Tuesday's for our main meal of the day.  I enjoyed the salad bar and Pat had a chicken dish.  The rest of the day was quiet and restful.  I have already taken care of the outside work of watering my plants so should be able to stay in the rest of the day.  Not exciting but enjoyable and appreciated after what seemed like a busy week.  I have decided not to call the Motor Club until next week to tend to the battery problem although may request my son take out the battery and we can take it to Advance Auto and have it checked and replaced. He seems to enjoy doing this type of thing. 

MaryPage, you sure have an adventuresome son going down the Colorado River and camping out so long.  It sounds like he really enjoys the outdoors and glad that he is in good health and able to do these things on his Bucket List.  Does he have another major adventure planned anytime soon?  You have some beautiful children if baby and young pictures are any indication. 

Mary Ann, nice you found a quiet place to have the birthday lunch for Dot.  The nice thing is she didn't have to put your gift on a shelf and dust it all the time. 

Patricia, I bet your inspection will go very well and I doubt they pay much attention to a little dust here or there.  I do understand these type of things can be a bit nerve racking due to uncertainty.  It sounds like your mother more than got her money's worth with the lifetime Reader's Digest subscription.  At least they have stayed in business.  We used to get the Reader's Digest condensed books and they were always very enjoyable and well presented but haven't subscribed to the magazine for a long time.   

Joan, you have us beat on the temperature.  Even though we are in the South we don't have many 100 degree days.  This year could be an exception as certainly getting off to a hot start.                                           
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 10:58:51 am
MaryPage, I forgot that she also received Look magazine and that the paper doll from McCall's was called Betsy. My father only received a fishing and Hunting magazine called True for some reason and I always devoured all of the magazines when they were done and saved each Betsy paper doll!

Larry, she received the Reader's Digest subscription as a birthday gift when the magazine was fairly new. Can you imagine such a deal nowadays? We also had the Reader's Digest Condensed books for years as well as National Geographic and some books that I believe came from Life magazine. Was Life eventually changed to Look magazine?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on June 04, 2016, 11:00:21 am
Good Morning from the beautiful
warm, slightly cool, dry rocky coast
of Maine.

The hot and humid weather is not due here
for at least another week.   June is our
most beautiful month here in the North
East.    But of course,  it passes too quickly.

Sad to hear  that "The Greatest", 
Muhammad Ali,  has passed away at 74 ... 
So sad.   

What a man,  what a hero!   

I wish everyone a very good weekend!
Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 11:06:53 am
What was that jingle he had? "Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. I am Muhammad Ali!"

He was a wonderful, strong man and sired the same in his children.

I remember he was one of the first athletes to change his name. I'm sorry, but the "Greatest," will always be Jackie Gleason to me!
Title: TIME, LIFE, & CHILDREN
Post by: MaryPage on June 04, 2016, 11:15:04 am
No!  LIFE MAGAZINE still exists.  You can get the electronic version only, as it is no longer a weekly paper magazine.  They do print some special editions for one thing or another.  You can find them in the magazine section of book stores and large groceries.  LOOK was another publisher entirely.  LIFE and TIME are the same publisher.  TIME still prints as a weekly paper magazine, as well as the electronic version.  I subscribed to NEWSWEEK like forever, but gave up when they offered only the electronic version, and I found I do not like it in that format.  I do love my REAL magazines!  But I get a lot, a whole lot, less of them these days, as there is just not enough time in a week to read them, and whoops, here comes another one in the mailbox!

Yes, Larry, I have told of Robby's adventures in here for several years now.  He retired, oh, I think about 4 years ago now.  My, time does fly by!  He was both a lawyer and a CPA, and he worked for the government and retired and then worked for a defense contractor and retired.  So, with no wife and only one daughter and two granddaughters (he pays their tuition for private school), he has time and money to do his "bucket list."  He is the one who climbed to Base Camp on Everest and all the way up Mount Killmanjaro and several other mountains.  I think he told me he goes next to Viet Nam (he served there in the Army) and then back to Japan.  He has not been back to either of those countries since the Viet Nam War.  He is my oldest of eight.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 11:53:13 am
I used to get several magazines but eventually gave them all up as I realized that I was being seduced by their covers and rarely if ever actually read through them. Now it is lonely in my mailbox except at the end of the month when the bills show up! Many times I wish I could say the same for my emails with all the book and recipe subscriptions I have.


I absolutely loved gift catalogs and always curled up with them but I don't think I actually ordered anything, just loved to look and dream. I did the same with house plan magazines.  Now Amazon online, I rarely browse outside of books. But I do look for certain things when I think I need them.

Farrah is so messy, she brushes up her litter box before use and then after use. I swear she had a three foot square of litter around it,(luckily no poop in it!); until I found a litterbox on Amazon with three sides at 18" and that issue went away.

She does the same with her dry food, crumbles all around her dish on the placemat under those dishes. My next Amazon order will feature a food and water dish combo in a holder and perhaps a metal storage cabinet since I want to get rid of the old table I have my office supplies on.

I am finding her toys in various places such as empty pencil cups and in a plant pot, always placed in holders, so I'm beginning to reassess her sleeping so much of the day and wondering what she is doing when I'm sleeping?

I remember Beau who she strongly resembles. He would keep all of the toys away from the other cats by placing them in a bathroom cabinet. He would carry in a toy in his mouth, drop it and stand to place his claws on the rim of the cabinet door before walking backwards, opening the cabinet and then placing the toy inside, sometimes exchanging the toy for another. The door would then swing shut.

He was also messy at the food dish as he liked to lie on his side, reach out with a paw, claw extended and flip the piece of dry cat food towards his waiting mouth. He rarely if ever missed. However, he was a brash dominant cat and they share only an intelligence, looks, and some bad habits. Unfortunately, he died in 2011 after a long life.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 04, 2016, 01:28:59 pm
Tomorrow is supposed to be 102 they say.  :(
Title: 102° !
Post by: MaryPage on June 04, 2016, 02:51:57 pm
Thank goodness you have that air conditioning!  That kind of temp would cook me dead!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on June 04, 2016, 03:03:34 pm
It was 116.6 in Eilat today!  Here only 98.6, so  bearable: I half-closed the shades but let the windows open, so a little breeze from the sea could  get in.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 04, 2016, 03:11:15 pm
Joan, all I can say is "better you than me".  We will be in the 80s and it is in the high 70s now.

Patricia, that was a cute video with the blue tits and cats.  I didn't show the video to Kendrick.  Chocky often posts pictures of blue tits in the Birds folder.

When Annie got Kendrick, she took a couple of my plastic storage boxes for his food and water and I've used them ever since.  He isn't too messy, but not completely neat,  either.  I found a sheet cake pan with raised edges and put the containers on that so his food stays mostly there. 

Tom and I went to our neighborhood shopping areas and looked at adjustable beds for him and ended up buying one.  It is a twin long and I think he will enjoy it.  Because of backaches, he has been sleeping in/on my recliner.  Tom is quite heavy and realizes he should have a bed.  He bought the firm mattress and it will be delivered Friday.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 03:15:46 pm
I want to come live with all of you! We used to get 104 or 105 at summer's peak but not in the last five years. Today's high will be plus 77 and back to rain and cooler again tomorrow!  :tickedoff:

And we arte still having fires, some even overwintering under the forest's carpet.

Farrah has been out all morning so far, it's been a good couple of days for her.

MaryAnn, too bad Kendrick and Farrah can't email and he can teach her to trust more. But a friend told me his cat took two or three months and it was only a month June second.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 03:17:40 pm
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Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 04, 2016, 03:56:36 pm
MaryPage and <Mary Ann, I am just glad I had Dan turn on my a/c for me.  I try to look ahead at the temps so I have some idea of when it is time to turn the heat on or the a/c on.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 04, 2016, 05:29:40 pm
This link shows my "backyard." I live just to the upper right of this small park right at the edge of town. You can see a bit of the foothills that surround the town and help keep out the bad weather and moisture.
They rarely turn the fountain on anymore except for holidays and special events.

http://fairbanksalaska.com/goldenheart
Title: A STUNNING VIEW
Post by: MaryPage on June 04, 2016, 06:51:01 pm
That is a stunning view, Patricia!  A river and mountains, a lovely town and a splendid plaza.  Lucky You!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 04, 2016, 07:43:28 pm
 :booboo:

(Please don't snitch to Pat   :2funny: )  - It's not a federal offense, but I should have given links to MaryPage's babies instead of posting the actual photos here.  Next time I'll try to remember, but they are such beauties I got carried away!   :D   And I'm sure Pat won't really mind this once.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 05, 2016, 09:18:53 am
Good morning from another partly cloudy/perhaps partly sunny, Interior day. Farrah is spending most of her time with me the last couple of days, but I have said that before and had to soon retract. so, we shall see. I'm getting my insurance next month so will inevitably be out more trying to rustle up some doctors that aren't only for the rich...

Here is some local news that is concerning. at least to the Interior. We already have enough fires due to circumstances, humans and the pine beetle!

"The reason is that while Alaska’s boreal forest region is expected to see bigger and more intense wildfires that send up large amounts of carbon stored in trees and soils â€" and while permafrost will certainly degrade to some extent â€" other parts of Alaska are simultaneously expected to green up. There will be more carbon dioxide in the air (plants dig it), and less really cold weather, among other factors, leading to a phenomenon that has often been dubbed “Arctic greening.”
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 05, 2016, 07:20:37 pm
Not many on the beach at Grand Haven today.  Must be colder up there.  We also went down to the 70s today. Felt really good. I prefer it to the high 80s we were having.

May just head out for a nice long walk before the sun goes down.  Ate to much for dinner today. need to walk it off.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: junee on June 06, 2016, 03:52:05 am
JEANNE. LEE

:whisper: we won't tell a soul.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: junee on June 06, 2016, 03:56:30 am
JEANNEP

Did you walk?

After terrific rain for 48 hours at last we had a break today.  Lots of damage in this city specially on the beach areas. One time I was glad NOT to have a beach side home.
Being on a gentle slope here we are OK but lots trees down etc.
Title: D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE
Post by: MaryPage on June 06, 2016, 06:44:27 am
It's D-Day, and I feel as though after I'm gone, no one is going to remember this day for the planet shattering importance it held at one time.  Me, I will never forget that day.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 06, 2016, 09:17:46 am
Hi everyone.  We have just had a brief period of rain.  It is going to be a humid day but it is only suppose to get to 77 degrees this afternoon, a nice break from the 90+ degree weather we have had the last few days.  I came into my office this morning only to discover one of my office windows was cracked from side to side.  Apparently someone shot a bb gun or threw a rock with a sling shot at the window as there is a deep but small pit it in that caused the cracking.  These are dual pane windows and it did not impact the inner glass and the glass did not shatter.  It was just a shocking thing to see.  I will have to get someone out to replace the glass.  Life is seldom dull and one never knows what the next day will bring.  I have a light schedule today with attending a noon meeting and Pat will probably go to Aldi's as we are out of fruit and a couple of other things.

Patricia, you speak of getting your insurance next month.  Is this when you qualify for Medicare?  I hope you can find doctors who will accept Medicare patients. I had a bit of a struggle in locating doctors who would take any Medicare patients. The "Arctic greening" is an interesting experience will be an interesting experience. 

Junee, it sounds like there is bad weather all over the world right now.  I heard on the news about flooding in Paris.  Here in the USA parts of Texas have really had a tough spring.  Glad you live where you are not subject to flooding. 

MaryPage, I expect after the older generations pass away there will be a lot of days, like D-Day that will be slightly remembered.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 06, 2016, 10:03:52 am
MaryPage, I think many of our generation remember it, but I think you're right that when we're gone, few will remember it, nor will they remember Pearl Harbor Day. 

Larry, it certainly would be unexpected to find a cracked window when you went into your office.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on June 06, 2016, 10:35:23 am
Good Morning Everyone,
from the cool, but dry,  rocky coast of
Maine. 

Having been born in 1943 ...
The dates that remain in my mind
are The Korean War   (my brother was
active in that),    The Viet Nam war,
many friends involved in that both
serving and protesting.     And of
course the assassinations of President Kennedy,
Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.... 

Richard Nixon being forced to Resign, 
and last but not least  September 11 th, 2001
(911)

As generations pass on,  the dates that
remain important in the next generations
rise to the top,  until their generations pass on.

The only thing that my Grand Kids remember
about 911,  was that my daughter removed
all the tv's from their home and started
to do home schooling. 

So it won't be long before the times
that I recall will also be left to history...
and we all know that history is written by
who ever is in power.     And rarely very
accurate.   

It is very sad to see what we remember
with our hearts and souls,  being regulated
to an incidental page in history.   

And so it goes.
:'(

Sandy
  :bonk: :dizzy: :dontknow:

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 06, 2016, 11:26:44 am
In recorded history, and by that I mean that of Western powers, there have not been more than thirty years between wars in known civilization's borders. So each generation will have their own dates to remember.

I have several books about history leaving out so much and dates and happenings not recorded or tidied up for general consumption. Also, the parts of nonwhite or non-western people or especially women have been marginalized.

I had eight uncles, my father, (and my mother's first husband who died);  three aunts  serving in WWII, and my mother and an aunt working in the war effort and one aunt who flew planes, testing and transporting them for the war effort. I had my father and four uncles serving in Korea and two husbands and numerous friends and family, serving in Vietnam. I also had one nephew and one brother-in-law who served in the Middle East and so it goes on.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 06, 2016, 11:50:32 am
Gonna be 104 today here.
Title: JOAN!
Post by: MaryPage on June 06, 2016, 12:55:44 pm
OMG, Joan!  Don't move a muscle!  Drink gallons of ice water.  Take a long nap.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 06, 2016, 01:42:00 pm
MaryPage, thanks.  Sounds good to me.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 06, 2016, 02:19:58 pm
Joan, I wish I could send you our steady rain and you could send your temperatures to me!  :(
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 06, 2016, 02:42:45 pm
Sandy, I graduated from high school in 1941, two years before you were born!!!  I know you are not the only person that much younger than I am.

I have another cat story:  Last night I closed both the glass and screen doors of my storm slider.  This morning Kendrick was ready to go on the deck and he was right beside me when I first opened the main slider door, then the screen.  That was his signal to go out, so he headed out, only to hit the glass storm slider.  Ouch.  You have to realize I have a glass storm door over the regular slider door.  That side of my unit faces north and sometimes it can get rather windy from the north, so all four of us in this building put on storm doors and that's where Kendrick bumped his head.  He's no worse for wear now.

Tom and I went to Wendy's for lunch today; it gave me someone to talk to because when he's home, he's downstairs working and I'm upstairs.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 06, 2016, 02:48:14 pm
Angel, we are desert here and would float away with your rain, but I would GLADLY send you some of these temps.  LOL
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 06, 2016, 05:12:18 pm
We are nothing but old forest growth here and have fires burning even with all this rain, it only limits rapid growth. So, I suppose I'll just wait until Mother Nature gets around to us, Joan.  :-\

I am so very, very sick of rain however!!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 06, 2016, 05:45:54 pm
Angel, not much we can do about mother nature.  She has her good days and her bad days.  I just try to avoid extremes she throws our way.  ;)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 06, 2016, 07:31:25 pm
Joan, unfortunately so...

Frombabamail.com with a letter to Social Security;

"'Many years ago, I married a widow out of love who had an 18-year-old daughter. After the wedding, my father came to visit a number of times, and suddenly he fell in love with my step-daughter. My father eventually married her without my authorization.
As a result, my step-daughter legally became my step-mother and my father my son-in-law. My father's wife (also my step-daughter) and my step-mother, gave birth to a son who is my grandchild because I am the husband of my step-daughter's wife. This boy is also my brother, as the son of my father.

All at once, my wife became a grandmother, because she is the mother of my father's wife. Therefore, it appears that I am also my wife's grandchild. A short time after these events, my wife gave birth to a son, who became my father's brother-in-law, the step-son of my father's wife, and my uncle. My son is also my step-mother's brother, and through my step-mother, my wife has become a grandmother and I have become my own grandfather.


In light of the above mentioned, I would like to know the following: Does my son, who is also my uncle, my father's son-in-law, and my step-mother's brother fulfill the requirements for receiving childcare benefits?

                                                                                   Sincerely yours,

                                                                                   Charles Wright''
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 06, 2016, 08:11:02 pm
1948 or 1949 - "I'm My Own Grandpa".  I don't have any idea who sang it, but it was popular at my boarding school.
Title: I'M MY OWN GRANDPA!
Post by: MaryPage on June 06, 2016, 08:16:41 pm
I remember that song, too, Jeanne Lee!

https://www.google.com/#q=LYRICS+TO+I%27m+my+own+grandpa
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 06, 2016, 09:15:39 pm
Patricia is too young to remember that one.   :2funny:
Title: MY OWN GRANDPA
Post by: MaryPage on June 06, 2016, 09:19:21 pm
It was written in 1947, the year I graduated from High School, and is in the public domain now.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 06, 2016, 09:43:27 pm
You were two years ahead of me, MaryPage.  I graduated in 1949.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 06, 2016, 10:13:03 pm
I remember that song also.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 06, 2016, 10:30:35 pm
Actually, even though I graduated in 1969, I remember hearing that song. Along with the Purple People Eater and Peter Piper's adventures behind the refrigerator, all popular in the fifties.

That had to be why that joke sounded so familar..even though most are and do.  :thumbup:

Even us, Junior Seniors as PRoe used to call me, know a few things.  ;)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 07, 2016, 08:45:37 am
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY
              to
         BEVERLY!!!!


from shirleyn

(sorry, I am learning Windows 10 & can't seem to get colors, etc.  )
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 07, 2016, 09:11:59 am
Beverly, many happy returns - Happy Birthday.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on June 07, 2016, 09:32:00 am
Good Morning Everyone,
from the cool and very wet rocky coast
of Maine.

Happy Birthday, Beverly!

In spite of the cool and the rain,
this is a great day for me!!    Happy news
all around!

:wave2:

In spite of the rain,  (which is suppose to stop
in a wee bit),   I am going to head out and walk
take a walk down the street to our department
store and do a bit of shopping... 
(which is always fun!).

Best wishes to everyone!
And have a great day!

Sandy
:hugs: 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 07, 2016, 09:58:32 am
It's sunny out there in the Interior! Don't blink or it will be gone! Farrah has been out and exploring and playing for almost seven days now...shhh...I don't want to jinx that either.

MaryAnn, what you said in your post, yesterday, struck a chord. "MaryPage, I think many of our generation remember it, but I think you're right that when we're gone, few will remember it, nor will they remember Pearl Harbor Day." Remember the Gettysburg Address by A. Lincoln?  "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here."

http://www.greatamericandocuments.com/speeches/lincoln-gettysburg.html


Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 07, 2016, 10:00:18 am
Hi everyone on a beautiful 77 degree morning headed for 90 this afternoon.  The rain is finally over with zero chance of more rain for a couple of days at least (unless the forecast changes). I have two things on my agenda for today.  First I will call the Auto Club and get someone here to help get my car started so I can take it to Advance Auto and get a new battery.  The other major thing is to line up two or three estimates on my broken glass in my front porch window.  I have already taken care of the normal morning chores like emptying the dish washer and watering the flowers. 

I mentioned the delicious lemon pie Pat fixed a couple of days ago.  Last evening we were going to finish our evening meal with the last two pieces of pie so I went to the refrigerator, picked up the pie plate, over which Pat had placed the microwave cover and as I took it off the shelf the cover slipped and the pie slid out of the dish mostly on the bottom ledge of the refrigerator but a little bit on the floor.  Well I wasn't going to waste the last two pieces so I got a dish and scooped the majority of the pie into a bowl and then we set about cleaning the refrigerator and floor where the pie had spilled.  I felt silly but it was purely an accident.  I should have used two hands but had taken it out of the refrigerator the day before without incident.  It is a wonder the glass pie dish didn't break but it was fine so no real damage done. 

Sandy, I was born a couple of years before you but those are the dates and wars that are certainly in my memory, especially Viet Nam. 

Patricia, your family was certainly involved in the wars and should always be honored for this service to our country.  I agree that our history, and what we read as history, sometimes are far apart or there have certainly been big omissions.  I do remember the "I'm My Own Grandpa" song.  A person gets lost in the description of the situation.



Joan, sure glad you can stay in out of that terrible heat. 

Mary Ann, Kendrick was anxious to get out on the porch.  It is sort of like birds flying into glass windows as they can't see the glass.

Beverly, Happy Birthday.

Shirley, the colors for these discussion have not been impacted by Windows 10.  Just click on the Preview (if you post in the box under the last posting) or if you post in the box right under the headers the same color and type size, etc., options are available.  You just need to either select the color code and type between the two codes or if you have already typed and what to change the color, just highlight it and select the option for the color or size or the other commands available.  Good to see a posting from you.  Hope all is well down your way?  Did you get an impact from the Tropical Storm?

Sandy, hope you have a good shopping spree today and find a lot of bargains.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 07, 2016, 10:03:47 am
 :) Beverly, may your day be filled with happiness and good wishes on your birthday!

     :nanadance:  Happy Birthday!  :nanadance2:
Title: BEVERLY'S BIRTHDAY !
Post by: MaryPage on June 07, 2016, 10:23:27 am
          HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEVERLY!

  Hope you have ice cream & cake & balloons!

                and presents to unwrap!

                         and flowers!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on June 07, 2016, 10:41:21 am
Happy Birthday Beverly.  Have a great one, with lots of goodies.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 07, 2016, 11:19:11 am
Larry, no, we are inland and only receiving the much needed rain.  Thanks for asking.  Hmm, I see the color is working today.  ;) 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 07, 2016, 11:23:55 am
I spoke too soon.  The last was written on the old computer.  This is on the new & when I click on the font face/size and or color, it doesn't show up on the message.  Sigh
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 07, 2016, 11:36:51 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLY.

  :hb3: :hb3:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 07, 2016, 12:34:12 pm
Larry, depending on where on the floor the pie lit, I might have eaten that too!  I'm happy for you that you did not lose the entire pie.

Kendrick has learned the routine - I open the main slider door, then the screen or storm slider.  Only that time there were both the screen and storm slider. He's smarter than I give him credit for because he thinks he can outwt me.  Helies on the floor and looks at me, but I can't bend over that far, nor get down on the floor, so when he does not get up on the couch with me I leave the room.

At 12:30 it is only 60 degrees here now and was 54 when I got out of bed at 8 am.  Tomorrow it should be warm again, then cool the next day.

Shirlley, I highlight my copy, then click on the box "change color", then click on "blue" and it seems to work.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 07, 2016, 12:52:40 pm
I click on the color before I type my msg.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 07, 2016, 01:34:22 pm
Sandy.  I never have been able to figure out how your posting are like that. I always think it is a poem at first.  Yours seems to be the only one that show up that way.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 07, 2016, 01:39:40 pm
 I thought that I knew how to change the colour but just does not seem to work for me by just clicking the Change Colour button before posting.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 07, 2016, 01:41:39 pm
See what I mean. tried to change to 12pt size and colour to green. Doesn't work
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 07, 2016, 04:00:46 pm
Jeanne, you need to type your message between the codes, not after the closing codes.

When you have clicked on Change Color to teal, for instance, you will have [ color=teal][ /color] (without the spaces).  Type after the ] and before the [.

  [ color=teal]type your message here[ /color]  and you will see posted type your message here
Title: TO GET COLOR
Post by: MaryPage on June 07, 2016, 08:17:00 pm
Another thing you can do, especially with tablets of any kind, is hit the change color, hit the color you want, and you will get this:

color=maroon. which will be in brackets

followed closely by

/color, which will also be in brackets

Then put your curser on that last bracket, and back up and erase the [/color]

Then start typing right after the bracket that is left.  Right after the color=green (which will be in brackets), for instance.

You see, the first order tells it to make EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS appear in the color ordered.  but the second order, the one that has the / in front of it, tells it to QUIT the color.  So bottom line, you either want to type BETWEEN those 2 orders, or eliminate the second one.  Your choice!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 07, 2016, 08:49:29 pm
Thanks both. I hate to play in here. Now didn't there use to be a place where we could practice what we were trying to do.?  What was it called.  TIPS and How to.  something like that
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 07, 2016, 08:54:02 pm
O.K. I think I now have it. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 07, 2016, 09:04:14 pm
Jeanne, looks like you've got it!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 07, 2016, 09:50:38 pm
JeanneP, you got it all right, but don't use that color; I could not read it as it was, so hi-lighted it. 

I think I posted this, but I'm not sure - I write my message, then hi-light it, go up to B (bold) and Blue (Change color).  I think different computers and programs do it differently.

Mary Ann
Title: BEING ABLE TO READ A POST
Post by: MaryPage on June 07, 2016, 10:35:02 pm
I always use the B (for Bold), because my eyesight is ancient and ever failing, and I find it easier to read the darker colors and to have them on bold.  Thus I use the bold and the color maroon.  I appreciate Sandy Dapph and Mary Ann almost always using the bold, as well and all.

Lately an awful lot of magazines are finding it fashionable or something to have their page layouts include some paragraphs highlighted in black with white words or pale pink or blue or yellow ones.  Drives me crazy, because I can't read them!  Or the background color might be pale yellow or blue or pink, with white writing!  Drives me up the wall!

So I am grateful we can use Bold in here, and the darker colors.

Glad you have it figured out now, JeanneP
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: so_P_bubble on June 08, 2016, 02:23:31 am
I remember someone in old SN asking  for the post to be in BOLD which is why I have been doing that since then. It is not much effort and helps us all.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 08, 2016, 09:11:21 am
Hi everyone on another bright, sunny 68 degree morning.  We are suppose to get to 88 degrees this afternoon.  After they checked my car over at the garage they decided it wasn't the started but the ignition module on the steering wheel that had failed.  So I had to leave it overnight for the repairs and there will be a hefty bill when I pick it up later today.  We stopped at Aldi's for groceries on our way back home so that is done for another week. I am going to take it pretty easy today and have already done my morning chores.  We will be spending time with Scott this afternoon and early evening and may go out to eat but will make that decision this afternoon. 

MaryPage, I know about typing between the codes for bold, color, etc, but hadn't really known or remembered that the last codes are not needed.  I am going to endeavor to bold my postings and make them more readable.  I understand about making them easier on the eyes.  Please remind me if I forget in the future.  You are right about the selection of the color and I am going to stay with bold black.  I know what you are talking about with magazines having light or white type on a light background.  I would think they would get a lot of complaints but perhaps they don't really care that older folks may have trouble reading their print. 

JeanneP, I see you also learned something yesterday and your posts are now showing up in color. 
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 08, 2016, 10:10:40 am
I dp appreciate it when posts are in Bold and I agree about magazines with gold backgrounds and white letters.  I have to ignore that page.

For breakfast this morning there were just Tom, Terry and me and it was kind of nice.  We went to Cheers where it all started.  I had been treating once a month but when our group expanded, I quit; with Dot, Jan and her folks, there are seven of us and I'm not paying for that many people.

Today is bright and sunny, but not particularly warm.  I think I heard mid-70s today but we are only at 58 degrees now.

I'm sorry about your car, Larry, things do get expensive.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 08, 2016, 10:53:46 am
Bless you Bubble.  Bold makes it so much easier for me to see. I wish everything was in bold.  Some years back Firefox used to have a bold setting.
Title: REALLY BOLD PEOPLE
Post by: MaryPage on June 08, 2016, 11:11:24 am
Then we are agreed!  We are all Bold people!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: halkel on June 08, 2016, 11:22:21 am
Mary Ann, National Geographic is getting really bad about printing things on a colored background.  I get very upset because I have a lot of trouble reading things in their magazine, even using a magnifier.

The TV will do the same with their CC.  Which they put on in some scenes where someone is speaking another language.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 08, 2016, 12:49:24 pm
Hal, I guess I'm glad I don't subscribe to National Geographic.  I have subscribed to a couple of genealogy magazines and one of them is notorious for doing that.  I'm going to quit looking up things now and try to put things together so I am not renewing my subscriptions.  I know I'll hear from them for months now to renew!!!

Mary Ann
Title: SO COMPLAIN ALREADY!
Post by: MaryPage on June 08, 2016, 01:13:00 pm
You might make a difference if you would call their customer service number and register a complaint.  If enough of us do this, it might make them tell their layout designers and make things better for all of us.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 08, 2016, 01:26:12 pm
Good morning from another rainy day in the Interior with no change expected this month. We are down from 60 to 20 fires so that is good with the rain. Unfortunately, one of the fires had terrible injuries and a fatality.

" Authorities have identified a woman who died in a fire at a remote Alaska fishing lodge as a 59-year-old Indonesian national.

Three other foreign nationals were injured in the blaze Thursday at the lodge at Uyak Bay on Alaska's Kodiak Island.

Troopers identified the woman who died as Silvana Sutanto. The injured are identified as Indonesian nationals, 30-year-old Shaun Gozali and 22-year-old Danielle Gozali, and 33-year-old Taeri Kim, a South Korean national."  The injured were her children. I am always surprised to have fires with rain, these were apparently either holdovers from last year or lightening strikes.

Farrah is doing well and exploring everything. She really enjoys her head and behind the ears scratched and her back and sides getting a good scratch and rub down. She is quite a jumper and I will have to watch for that and keep items put away.

She goes where she wants, no longer, seemingly afraid of being caught or locked in and she still doesn't make any meows or cat sounds you'd expect. Her little chirps and whines are becoming familiar and she stays out all day.

Yesterday at a friend's, we had homemade wheat pita chips, red grapes and Irish blue cheese.The canapes were so good, that I think  people enjoyed them as much or more than her main entry of chicken salad!

Larry, yes it will be medicare and yes, not many doctors here want to miss a big pay out so restrict those type of patients.

What bugs me online is the number of websites using a handwritten font which I cannot read and no complaints are answered either. I do not get magazines but I'm not surprised as they try to stay current.

Another small gripe is people who do not separate for paragraphs making it not only hard to read but one long unbroken block. You jump from one topic to another without any break in between! 

With all this damp and all the rain, my joints are achy and creaking each day!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 08, 2016, 03:10:18 pm
Tim Berners-Lee was born on this day in 1955. Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web (WWW). Berners-Lee enabled a system to be able to view web pages (hypertext documents) through the internet. He also serves as a director for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which overseas standards for the internet and World Wide Web. In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. As the inventor of the World Wide Web, he was named in Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.

Nice to know he made this available to all of us!
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 08, 2016, 04:25:12 pm
My hair appt. was an hour later today and the bus was full of young adults who are mentally challenged.  Makes  me very thankful that my 5 children were born without that disability.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 08, 2016, 06:48:24 pm
Larry, I like yours the best. It is really BOLD and so black.I still need to try a few more things.

I think maybe you keep yours that size in other areas beside S and F.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Sandy on June 09, 2016, 08:04:39 am
Good Morning from the  still  on
the cool side,  rocky coast of Maine.   

I love June Weather here in New England...
(not so much July and August)..

I hope that everyone has a good day
Sandy
:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 09, 2016, 09:06:13 am
 

Hi everyone on another beautiful clear Thursday here in South Carolina.  It is currently 67 degrees but headed up to 88 degrees.  I was just outside and the humidity is way down.

I did not feel well yesterday so spent a good deal of time laying down both during the morning and the afternoon.  I am feeling somewhat better this morning.

About 4 pm Pat drove me down to pick up my car at the mechanics.  Hopefully it is now pretty well fixed up. 

It was after 6 pm before Scott got here and then we enjoyed dinner at home.  Pat had made a pumpkin pie to go with our meal as that is one of Scott's favorite pies.  He stayed until after 10 pm but I had to say good night around 9 pm.

This morning I plan on going to coffee and then the Wisdom group at the church and that should pretty much be the day although we never know what the day may bring before it is over. 

Mary Ann, we went out to eat a lot with friends before we moved here and we all paid for our own meals and it made life a lot simpler.  No car repair is inexpensive anymore but it is much cheaper than taking on car payments or making a large outlay from savings for a different car. 

You all, I am going to attempt to remember to use the bold and black larger print on all of my postings on these discussions.  I put the coding needed in a WordPad document for easy access each morning.  Even though my eye sight is still very good, I have to agree the bold dark print is much easier to read.

Patricia, the big reduction in fires must be a very welcome event.  Perhaps your continued rainy weather wil help get the other 20 put out and help avoid too many new ones.

JeanneP, I just use this coding at the beginning of the posting:    As was mentioned yesterday unless you want to change something in the coding you do not need the closing codes, which would be the same but with a / (slash) in front of the b for example of each additional code. 

Sandy, glad you are having weather you can enjoy.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 09, 2016, 11:09:19 am
Larry, my buying breakfast for Tom and Terry was a "once a month" thing so as long as there were just the three of us yesterday, I did it again.  When we have the larger group, we each pay for our own. 

I think we're going to have a decent day today with temps in the mid-70s. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 09, 2016, 12:34:34 pm
I must have clicked on something - cannot change color or font size or font face.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 09, 2016, 02:17:20 pm
Good Morning from the Interior! Nothing new here, another rainy day, Farrah is having fun doing normal cat things and I'm still creaking with my arthritis and the damp.

A friend got a triple whammy from her granddaughters yesterday. The first one who had married a twin just announced she was pregnant with twins. Her older sister, who was married to a twin, not related to the other grandson in law, and also expecting twins in about three months accused her sister jokingly about imitating her.

The newly expectant sister laughed and said, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." The third younger daughter, said, "Speaking of that." as she announced her engagement to yet another twin, not related to the first two!

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 09, 2016, 02:21:45 pm
Patricia, what a nice whammy for your friend.  She certainly will have her hands full in the forthcoming months.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 09, 2016, 02:24:24 pm
Larry.

Now i played a little but it never came up right.  I was trying to do it to be like your. Did the Bold in black first and tried to change the size of print to 14. This here is 12.   If you have your on Word pad can you just clik it and send it to my EM and I will just put the code on and save so I don't have to do it every time.  I must be doing something wrong . I can change the colour easy.
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Post by: wjoan on June 09, 2016, 03:30:18 pm
Thanks Larry
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Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 09, 2016, 03:50:08 pm
Jeanne, you need to click at the same time on all the changes you want to make - color, size, bold...  whatever, clicking them all one after the other so that they are "nested", then type in the very middle so that you have ] before your typing and [ after it.

[ b][ size=14pt][ color=red]type here[ /color][ /size][ /b] (without the spaces) and get

type here
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 09, 2016, 04:46:33 pm
I type my post then highlight it.  I go up to B (bold), over to Change Color (blue), then post.  If I want to change the font, I do it before I post.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 09, 2016, 05:12:42 pm
Same thing, Mary Ann, as long as you just keep adding without leaving the brackets.
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Post by: JeanneP on June 09, 2016, 08:42:23 pm
will try both ways now for the bold will see what happens

O.K I changed the Font. colour and did it in Bold.  Would not want to have to do it all the time.
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Post by: so_P_bubble on June 10, 2016, 04:23:08 am
If you do it all the time as I do it, it becomes automatic, you don't even think about it!
Type, highlight, click on B then color
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 10, 2016, 08:22:28 am
Bubble, I agree, it's part of the routine.

Mary Ann
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Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 10, 2016, 08:42:52 am
Guess who has a birthday today!  See HERE (http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=80.msg25034#msg25034)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 10, 2016, 08:53:45 am

Hi everyone.  We are expecting our high today to be in the mid-90's so will be a good day to spend the afternoon inside where it is cool. 

Yesterday turned out to be a great day as felt like my old self and really enjoyed coffee with the guys and the Wisdom group.  Pat finally completed a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle that was very difficult as the pieces were cut in really odd shapes.  She has been working on it for several weeks. 

About the only thing on the schedule for today is that Pat has a 10:15 doctor's appointment.  I probably won't go with her as we have been there several times and the route, while taking about 25 minutes, is an easy one.  This will be the furthest she will have struck out on her own since we moved here.

Mary Ann, that sounds like a good plan on buying breakfast and sure you get enjoyment out of treating Tom and Terry once a month.

Shirley, I see Jeanne provided the instruction for the coding so won't repeat it.

Patricia, all of those twins to be born at about the same time in the same family is really something.  I am not aware of any twins in my family line don't recall that Pat had any in her line.

JeanneP, I am sending your an email that I hope will help you.  Jeanne Lee, Mary Ann and others have  provided some good detail in their postings.  In my email to you I forgot to mention that I save this code in WordPad to my Desktop so I can easily copy it each day as I start to post in the discussions.
[/size=14pt][/color=black]

Happy Birthday Pat.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: wjoan on June 10, 2016, 10:46:56 am
Thanks Jeanne for letting us know.  :)
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Post by: JeanneP on June 10, 2016, 11:38:59 am
I am going to try out the way of coding and see which I find the easiest.

Looks like the one I got from Larry I can keep on my desktop. Thanks all for info. I think will be able to just change the colour as I prefer it
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 10, 2016, 11:43:30 am
going to give that a quick try and then stop playing.

Will be 94 deg here today so better get few things done before it gets there.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 10, 2016, 11:46:47 am
I'd like to thank those who do use BOLD letters; it sure is easier on my old eyes.

Mary Ann
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Post by: JeanneP on June 10, 2016, 12:00:42 pm


Mary Ann.  I find that I don't have to sit at computer with my reading glasses on
when it is in Bold.  Bet will be a lot of people out at the Grand Haven Beach this
  weekend.  (95 deg here is to hot for me.)
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Post by: wjoan on June 10, 2016, 12:20:22 pm
Mary Ann, I agree.  :)
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Mary Ann on June 10, 2016, 02:47:27 pm
Jeanne, I do have computer glasses for the computer and they do help. 

I looked at Grand Haven and could see some people, but the trees get in the way.  My indoor/outdoor thermometer reads 85 degrees here and I just turned on the a/c.

Tom's bed came today and I ventured downstairs to see it set up.  I managed to get on it and it is very comfortable.  It is a twin XL and Tom bought new bedding for it.  He needs such a bed for his back.  He's anxious to try it out tonight and doesn't have time this afternoon.

Mary Ann
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Post by: angelface555 on June 10, 2016, 03:16:19 pm
:) Good Morning from a sunny day in the Interior. This is unexpected and hopefully a game changer!

Farrah has really turned a corner, she is still staying out and she has given me her trust. By that I mean, she hops up on the couch beside me, turns the other way and goes to sleep, not even stirring if I get up and leave. That is actually huge for her.

Today, I yelled at her because she was eyeing the plant table and getting ready to jump. I also squirted her with the vinegar water. Instead of rushing to the bedroom and under the bed, she gave me a look, then came over and presented her back as she does when wanting it rubbed and scratched.

She trusts me. No meows, love of catnip or marking, probably not ever, but that trust is huge!

As to the typing styles, I simply either type the coding first or if I forget, I go back and place it at the beginning and end.
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Post by: so_P_bubble on June 10, 2016, 03:19:26 pm
Angel, if you forgot, then just highllight your typing and click on the code you want.  It will place itself at beginning and end. Easy!
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Post by: shirleyn on June 10, 2016, 03:22:43 pm
testing
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Post by: shirleyn on June 10, 2016, 03:29:09 pm
Nope, none of the above hints worked.  But I tried writing on my old computer & got what I wanted.  I wonder if it is the fault of windows 10, or????  Sigh
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 10, 2016, 03:45:07 pm
Shirley, if you want to type your message in BOLD or ITALIC, simply place [ b ] before and [ / b ]  or ( i) after your message. Of course, delete the spaces in the coding.

Don, Rick, Jack and others have all mentioned trouble with the Edge browser. not showing codes and other issues. If you are using Edge, you might want to try Fox or Chrome if you can't still use Internet Explorer as a browser.

Bubble, that doesn't work unless you always click on Modify at the top right of your post.
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Post by: so_P_bubble on June 10, 2016, 04:19:56 pm
Angel, not i n Firefox... It is how I do it!

and I never saw a "modify"...
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 10, 2016, 04:53:02 pm



Norms Bait and Tackle
« Reply #1312 on: Today at 11:45:07 AM »
Quote Modify Remove

The above three words are on the upper right of a reply post in both Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: Jeanne Lee on June 10, 2016, 05:49:01 pm
Angel, only if you're quick enough.   :)

Shirley, I don't see that you were trying anything.  What did you want to do in your "testing" post?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 10, 2016, 05:57:38 pm
testing.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 10, 2016, 06:01:20 pm
First was bold, which worked by using what Angelface said.  Now trying for navy
So I guess that is what I will have to do in order to use those commands.  Still do not know if it is this windows 10 doing it, or something I have done.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 10, 2016, 06:13:19 pm
[ b ]  [color= red ]This is where you post.[/ color ][ /font ][ /b ] Take out all of the spaces so all the codes work.  Notice the slash mark / before each word in the end process.

It's not Windows 10 as that's what I have.
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Post by: donklan on June 10, 2016, 06:16:17 pm
PATRICIA.......

Which 'browser' are you using with Win 10??
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Post by: angelface555 on June 10, 2016, 06:19:08 pm
Don, I use either Chrome or Firefox. I know Edge doesn't work with codes, or adblocking or anything non-Microsoft. Also, Cortana is nothing more than a glorified Bing search engine and I prefer Google.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 10, 2016, 07:22:25 pm
Now I tried using that coding in 3 different things.  Sending E-Mails. Senior Learning.. One other I can't remember who I did.  It worked on all of them.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: larryhanna on June 11, 2016, 08:57:42 am
 
Hi everyone.  It is another clear morning and we are headed up to 95 this afternoon.  As far as I know we won't be leaving the comfort of our home today other than a couple of outdoor chores that I will do in a few minutes and later to get the mail. 

Yesterday I did drive Pat to her doctor's appointment.  Then on the way back we stopped at the Bernina Sewing Machine Dealer's and she bought an adapter for her sewing machine. 

Then we went back to Tin Lizzies for lunch and had a very good, but very spicy dish.  Certainly no supper was needed last night.  Neither of us were able to finish the serving but it wasn't appropriate to bring home. 

Today I will just work on some routine items here in my office, read my Sunday School lesson and just enjoy and unhurried day.

JeanneP, glad to see my way worked for you.  Another tool I use on occasion if something is too small or is difficult to read is to hold down the control key and use the scroll bar to increase the size of the print.  I find it makes it much easier to read. 

Mary Ann, I like the bold as well and am trying to train myself to use here when posting.  It looks like it is getting pretty warm up your way.   

I hope Tom's new bed will be comfortable for his back.  Getting a good night's sleep is very important.  Does he use a CPAP machine and if not has he ever been tested?  I didn't think I needed one but the sleep study indicated I did and now am getting used to using it.  Pat seems to have solved the problem she was having with hers in having water accumulate in the hose and make a popping sound.  She made some adjustment and seems to have found the key to getting it to work well. 

Patricia, I bet the sunny day was most enjoyable for you.  Maybe you will have some better weather now. Farrah really seems to be adjusting to her new home and obviously trusts you.

Shirley, I just sent you an email relating to your posting difficulty which basically reiterates  what others have mentioned.  Unless I want to change some of the settings for a later part of my posting I do not use the closing coding.  I learned this wasn't needed from a posting here a couple of days ago (sorry, I don't remember who shared that information). 

Patricia, I did an experiment with Windows 10 and the Edge browser and it posted in the format I wanted (which is coded as is this posting).  However, I had a problem with Edge only allowing me to type so far and it wouldn't accept the correction I tried to make on two words typed together. 
Title: SATURDAY STUFF
Post by: MaryPage on June 11, 2016, 12:54:57 pm
Beautiful day, here on the bay.  Speaking of the mighty Chesapeake, I spent a good bit of time emailing back and forth with Bubble in Tel Aviv yesterday, sending her all sorts of bits and pieces in an attempt to put her in the picture as far as this estuary is concerned.  All of you who have been here and seen it all, please assure Bubble that yes, Delaware and Maryland are itty, bitty states and Virginia is not one of our biggest, albeit it is far and away the loveliest place on the planet, and Delmarva stands for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia where they come together on a peninsula bordering the Atlantic Ocean.  And we are in a temperate zone here, where it is never as hot as Western Joan's Washington State desert area or as cold as Sandy Dapph's Maine is and/or Patricia's Alaska used to be.

Phew!  I'm all out of breath after that!

Today, Melissa and Adam are throwing a humongous party in celebration of Miles first birthday on May 19th.  It has been postponed no less than THREE times due to the torrents of rain May brought us.  Debi & Steve are driving over to Easton on Maryland's Eastern Shore for that event, and then dropping by Kathryn's mother in law's place in the same town, where Kathryn & John were married, to join in the bash for John's Jack Benny birthday, which is today, this very day.  For you youngsters not up on the slang belonging to MY age group, that means his 39th.

Paige and Alex and Ezra are devastated that they cannot join the family over there, as they have had tickets like forever to the Cirque du Soleil in Baltimore for today, for the purpose of celebrating Ezra's 5th birthday, which is this Monday, June 13th.  Tomorrow the three of them will depart for a vacation in the Dominican Republic.  I was tickled to hear that the books I sent Ezra arrived yesterday.  Me, I don't enjoy long rides in the car and crowds, so I am staying home and enjoying it all vicariously.  At my age, that is absolutely the best way to enjoy loud and lively parties! 

Mary Ann, I am in precisely the same habit as you.  So now I will highlight this whole post and click on the B for bold and the Change Color and the Maroon and hit Post.  I like to add a headline up above under Subject:, as well and all.  Toodles!
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Post by: wjoan on June 11, 2016, 01:08:37 pm
Good morning all.  Well my son's bike finally died and after all the money he has put into it.   Yesterday he bought a brand new one so this one should last for some time.   Also I won't have to worry about him on his trip in August.  I would show you pics but I doubt any of you are interested.  If any are, I can share on FB so you can see it.

Somehow I slept funny the other nite and got a very sore neck.  This one just doesn't want to go away however. Hurts really bad.....  Taking Tylenol.

Other than that no news from the GNW  HUGS all around.
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Post by: angelface555 on June 11, 2016, 02:28:47 pm
Good morning from another cloudy, possibly raining Interior!

The only expected sunny day, Thursday the 16th, will be bracketed by cloudy with rain.

Yesterday we had very hot weather in the middle and a rainstorm in the early evening. I spent the hotter portion of the day with others, planting coneflowers in my small garden plot and weeding and watering the lawn, parkway and just general pickup. It was a very convivial group out on the lawns. We have volunteer pansies sprouting everywhere, even in the gravel back by the enclosed dog park.

Although the city and the hospital complex have garden plots available to folks, this is the first place I've lived at that has those and an enclosed dog park for residents. We have fiddlehead ferns growing along the exterior walls and rhubarb going crazy along one extended wall.

One planter I'm not sure about is too close to the outside sidewalk and has strawberries and blueberries planted. People walking along will love that instead of the residents! Our four lilac bushes from last year are doing well as are our raspberry bushes.

Farrah has found a new daytime den. Instead of sleeping under the bed or on top of the dirty clothes basket in the bedroom, she burrows under the couch blanket and naps there. and yes, I think she has given her trust and now feels she  at home.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 11, 2016, 02:34:06 pm
if something is too small or is difficult to read is to hold down the control key and use the scroll bar to increase the size of the print.  I find it makes it much easier to read. 

This did not work for me. Are you using w10 or w7 like me?
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: angelface555 on June 11, 2016, 02:36:34 pm
Jeanne, try holding down control and then using the upper right plus or minus keys to change the font size.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 11, 2016, 03:05:26 pm
Larry. Now what you said did not work for me.  Are you using W10 or W7.

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Post by: Mary Ann on June 11, 2016, 03:51:55 pm
Larry, Tom said he slept very well last night.  Yes, he does use a CPAP machine and needed to have a table beside the bed for the machine, his phone and something else.  The room is fairly large for a condo about 12-ft square.  He wanted to have the bed in front of the window but found that didn’t fit all of his needs, so has it about two feet from the window, but parallel to it.  I haven’t see the cat much today and I wonder if he’s enjoying the bed when Tom is not home.

I have another Kendrick story.  Today the last of my Amazon purchase came.  I put the package on the dining room table while I looked for something to open it.  When I got back, the cat was on his hind legs, front legs on the edge of the table.  I knew then there was catnip in the box.  I turned my back and when I turned around, he was on the table.  He got off in a hurry.  The package turned out to be another scratcher so I closed the box and turned it over and will store it until we need one.  I keep the catnip in a drawer in the living room and he knows where it is.  If I open that drawer, Kendrick is “Johnny on the Spot” hoping to get some catnip.  Kendrick hasn’t warmed up to the back scratcher yet.

I haven’t seen an official temperature yet, but we are close to 90 degrees.  I’ve been watching the golf tour from PA and it is quite windy there and the scores reflect it.  On the third day you’d expect the leaders to have more than -2 scores. 

I tried using the scroll and it worked well but I too use the Control and + sign to make things larger.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: JeanneP on June 11, 2016, 05:49:36 pm
Have all who watched the Eagles noticed that they have now left the Nest. I think on the B shot it shows them in the Trees.
Very good crowd out at the beach today also.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 12, 2016, 03:05:23 am
[Comic Sans MS][14][navy]Testing, using Larry's hints.

Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 12, 2016, 03:08:56 am
Well that didn't work. 
  Correction, it did work, I had written pts. instead of just pt.
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Post by: MarsGal on June 12, 2016, 06:55:44 am
Shirley, do you have [size] at the end of your statement? You need both the beginning statement [size=14pts] and an ending. Color and font choice work the same way; you need both a beginner and an ender [].

It should look like this with both the beginning bracket and the end bracket.

I often check my changes in the preview box before posting. That way if I get the coding wrong or don't like the result I can change it before posting.
Title: Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
Post by: shirleyn on June 12, 2016, 08:15:55 am
Marsgal, I was trying something new suggested by Larry.  And it did it right, once I did it correctly.  ;) Thanks for your input.
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Post by: shirleyn on June 12, 2016, 08:26:27 am
One more