Good Bye, 2012; Hello, 2013

By: palmettobug53 , 8:20 PM GMT on December 26, 2012

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It's the time of year that various cable channels (usually Turner Classics) and news shows bid good bye to well known people (and some not so well known) that passed during the year.

I thought that I'd say 'Good bye' to a few famous and/or influential folks that I think were special.

A special hand over the heart for Charles Durning, Daniel Inouye, Jimmie Begay and Keith Little for their sacrifice and service during WWII. Along with any others on my list that served and all tht passed this year, famous or not.

Just in: Retired General Norman 'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf passed away today, Dec.27th.

Without further ado, here is the rest of my list:

Maurice Sendak
Ray Bradbury
Jack Klugman
Norah Ephron
Sally Ride
Vidal Sassoon
Gore Vidal
Neil Armstrong
Jan Berenstain
Ravi Shankar
Andy Griffith
George Lindsey
Mike Wallace
Ernest Borgnine
Dick Clark
Russell Means
Celeste Holm
Dave Brubeck
Marvin Hamlisch
Earl Scruggs
Doc Watson
Kitty Wells
Etta James
Frank Beardsley - his second wife's book about their family was the inspiration for the 1968 movie, Yours, Mine and Ours, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. They were the Dugger family of their day.

I know this is just a fraction of the famous (or not so famous) folks that passed this year but they're ones I find interesting. You can comment on these or add in others that you will miss.

If you want to browse a truly comprehensive list, there's one on Wiki: Deaths in 2012.



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72. clearlakemike
4:47 PM GMT on January 02, 2013
Happy New Year, Bug! Yes, the Jean Harris story might just be an old "East Coast" people's thang, lol. And yes, great minds think alike (-; I was living in Washington D.C. when it happened and also frequented those Georgetown bars Miss Harris frowned upon. It was quite the scandal and every juicy detail became fodder for the Washington Post's social pages. Very sexist reporting back then (and now.) Do you think they would have described what a man was wearing when he was apprehended? "He was wearing tan slacks and a mink coat", lol. Anyway, I am glad Ms. Harris redeemed herself in the slammer.
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71. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:43 AM GMT on January 02, 2013
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70. AllyBama
8:57 PM GMT on January 01, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEARS BUG!!!

Here's wishing you a most joyous 2013 filled with peace, love, prosperity and good health! May God bless you..
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69. palmettobug53
4:16 PM GMT on January 01, 2013
Happy 2013, and white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits to everyone. May 2013 be good to us all.

Pat, love, LOVE the Peanuts gang!

Briar, what a lovely blessing.

Awww, Jus, lookit your kitty and pup sleeping together.

Sandi, here's wishing you a wonderful year, too.

Can you believe it? I managed to stay awake to see the New Year in! I did get a bit dozy around 11:00 or so but I made it.

I was watching "The Apartment," with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine on TCM. It came on at 10:00. It was the only decent movie I spotted in the TV listings. If it had come on earlier, I'd probably have been in bed long before midnight.

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68. sandiquiz
10:21 AM GMT on January 01, 2013



Have a wonderful year:)
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67. juslivn
7:08 AM GMT on January 01, 2013
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66. BriarCraft
4:11 AM GMT on January 01, 2013


Have a great 2013!
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65. Patrap
3:15 AM GMT on January 01, 2013
Happy New Year Pbug and Family

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64. palmettobug53
2:32 AM GMT on January 01, 2013
They've been popping off the fireworks here since it got dark.

Gus nipped out the door, listened for a few minutes, then dove under my truck. I coaxed him in with the 'num-num' bag (Temptations). I was afraid an extra loud bang might spook him and I'd never get him back in. Like Thor, he doesn't seem bothered by them, now that he's inside. Poor Daisy would spend the entire night, hiding under the bed.

I see we've been chasing each other around the blogs!

I am about posted out, though. If I missed anyone, I apologize and you'll just have to read it here!

I'm going to step outside and see what's a-popping.

BBL

Currier and Ives

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.

~ Ellen Goodman

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
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63. shoreacres
1:48 AM GMT on January 01, 2013
Hello, you possum-watcher, you! May you have a New Year filled with working computers and cute critters - and whatever else your little heart desires!

I am definitely hearing fireworks - I'd better go check that out. The community show isn't until 9, which is more than an hour away. Maybe someone else is throwing a party and I missed the announcement!

Happy New Year!



ADD: This is strange. My comment "took", but you didn't bump up to the top of the page. We'll give it a little time and see what happens. At least I can read peoples' comments again without all the little grayed-out bars!
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62. calpoppy
7:17 PM GMT on December 31, 2012
Hi Bug! You and your hubby have a wonderful New Year, oh and Gus too!!

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61. palmettobug53
5:33 PM GMT on December 31, 2012
♪ ♫ I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go....♫ ♪

I'm back, stumbling and bumbling around in that new system. And I've got a TON of work.

I will remain calm. I will roll with the punches. I will not go beserk and start flinging computers out the windows.

I love my job, I love my job, I love my job. Repeat 10 times.

Om mani padme hummmmmm..........

Sandi, thank you. I wish the same for you.

GG, thanks to you, too. Ah, Patrick Stewart reruns. You certainly know how to perk me up! lol

Pros, I will give that recipe a try. I've watched a lot of Italian/Mediterranean cookiing on TV and there's a good bit of that type of combination.

As you say, that type of thing came from Arabian culture, when the Moors spread across the Med.

India has it, too, from the Mughal Empire. Same culture.
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60. Proserpina
3:48 PM GMT on December 31, 2012
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Let us all meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa
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59. Proserpina
3:17 PM GMT on December 31, 2012
Good morning.

The addition of raisins to the rapini gives a delicious taste. Rapini are somewhat bitter and the raisins provide a little sweetness. The resulting agrodolce taste is desirable for those of us who grew up with the combination. Just like life, agrodolce or bittersweet!

The addition of raisins and nuts to many food preparations is popular in Sicily. It is a carryover from the Arabic cuisine of centuries ago.

See you later.
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58. GardenGrrl
11:03 AM GMT on December 31, 2012
Happy New Year!

May you find fun, laughter, Patrick Stewart re-runs.
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57. sandiquiz
7:45 AM GMT on December 31, 2012


Dear Bug - I do hope 2013 is a very happy, healthy and safe year for you and your family.
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56. palmettobug53
11:05 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Again, Shore? This is getting a little tiresome! I can imagine how Bush Sr. feels, with constant reports of his demise floating around.

We had red cabbage tonight for dinner. A Christmas Story rubbed off on me and I had a cravin'. Fixed some potatoes and Italian sausage with it.
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55. palmettobug53
11:03 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Hi, Cal.

I had to go look up carnitas. They sound delicious.

You must have some transplanted Southerners out there, if they're eating Hoppin' John.

I like the idea of adopting local, traditional cuisine, as it sounds like you have done for Christmas and New Years.

There's no law that says you have to have turkey and/or ham, with all the usual sides.

Branching out for the holidays makes a nice change.

Dad, his wife, Hubby and myself took a page from A Christmas Story and had Chinese one Christmas. No Chinese turkey, though, and no "Fa ra ra ra ra...." serenade by the staff, thank heavens!

We'd gone up to Myrtle Beach, where Dad and his wife had a time share. We got checked in, unloaded the cars, put the groceries away and SMom said she didn't feel like cooking, so "Let's go out to eat!"

Hubby, Dad and I shot sideways glances at each other but SMom decides she wants to do something, there's not much point in arguing.

I can't remember if it was Christmas Eve or Christmas Day but everything was closed. I mean, the place was DEAD.

We headed up Hwy 17 going north, driving and driving and driving. I thought we were going to end up in NC, someplace. We finally spotted a Chinese restaurant that was open. There were a couple of other groups in there, so we weren't the only ones.
The food was good but it was a Christmas dinner I'll never forget!
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54. shoreacres
10:47 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Black-eyed peas and cabbage on New Year's day in Texas, for luck and money! Can't beat that.

I'm envious of calpoppy - my favorite tamale maker moved to New Mexico, and I haven't found anyone who does such a good job to replace her.

I just had to drop off this tidbit - President Bush has once again been assigned to the grave in error. This time, it was Der Spiegel, which really surprised me. They got it down pretty quick, but not until they got a few alerts from their readers!
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53. palmettobug53
10:46 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
No, Briar, he wasn't the handsomest fellow in the world but he was a good actor.

Did you ever see him in the 1955 movied based on Paddy Chayefsky's Marty?

Watch closely; you'll see Vince Carter (Sgt. Carter on Gomer Pyle) and Jerry Paris (Jerry Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show).

This is the ending of the movie, so spoiler alert!



The movie was enlarged from his 1953 live TV drama on The Philco Television Playhouse, starring Rod Steiger and Nancy Marchand.
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52. calpoppy
10:33 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
I know a lot of people who have Hoppin John for New Year's Eve. We are having a very southwest dinner of Carnitas! It basically is carmelized pork, very good with rice and beans. Instead of cornbread, corn tortillas!

We stopped this morning at a little Mexican restaurant in a farming town 30 minutes away and picked up some homemade tamales. They are the best I have ever had. We usually have them on Christmas Eve, but did not make it over there until today. We will have them for lunch. This will end our eating fest, on 1/2/13 back to healthy eating!!
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51. BriarCraft
10:20 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Reading about "this year" and "last year", "this weekend" and "next weekend", I just knew Sandi had to be involved in there somewhere. How she must cringe at the ways we Americans have fractured the English language and make it our own over the years. I confess I never fail to find it amusing.

I got curious about Ernest Borgnine, so I looked him up at biography.com. Though certainly not a handsome man, I always thought he had the kindest, warmest eyes, and often wondered if he had a personality to match.

A couple of other people worth mentioning, who died this year were the Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon, and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.
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50. palmettobug53
7:07 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Thank you, Pros. We're a bit top heavy with entertainers. I've wanted to include a few luminaries from the arts and sciences, too.
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49. palmettobug53
7:06 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Another well known character actor has passed.

Harry Carey, Jr

He was a member in good standing in the 'John Ford Stock Company' and appeared in many of Ford's films.

My earliest recollection of him is as the ranch counselor, Bill Burnett, in Disney's Spin and Marty shorts aired on 'The Mickey Mouse Club.'

You can seldom watch an old Western movie without spotting Carey in there, somewhere. He was in much demand, as he was one of Hollywoods best horsemen.
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48. Proserpina
6:39 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Italy and all supporters of freedom from tyranny, love Rita Levi Montalcini! RIP superb woman!

Nobel Scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies in Rome
Levi-Montalcini, 103, won a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the human cell.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sunday, December 30, 2012, 10:13 AM

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In this photo from files, taken on April 18, 2009, Italian neurologist and senator for life Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine in 1986, is seen at a press conference for her one hundredth birthday, in Rome.

Rome's mayor says biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution, and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the cell, has died at her home in the city. She was 103.
Riccardo De Luca/AP

Italian neurologist Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine in 1986 died at her home in Rome. She was 103.


Rome's mayor says biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution, and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the cell, has died at her home in the city. She was 103.

Italy's so-called "Lady of the Cells," who died on Sunday, lived through anti-Semitic discrimination and Nazi invasion, becoming one of her country's leading scientists and sharing the medicine prize for her groundbreaking research in the United States.

Her research increased the understanding of many conditions, including tumors, developmental malformations, and senile dementia.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/nobel-scient ist-levi-montalcini-dies-rome-103-article-1.122977 8#ixzz2GYhDqeKH

For more information, please go to: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?stor yId=168298413
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47. palmettobug53
5:38 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Hi, Gams! Yeah, I about gave poor Wab heart failure.

Ylee, the only custom common around here is having collards and Hoppin' John for dinner. Not that anyone in my family did that. I've been doing it since Hubby and I have been married, though he doesn't care for collards. I do, though. I love me a good pot of collards.

From Wiki:

In the southern United States, eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with luck. The peas are symbolic of pennies or coins, and a coin is sometimes added to the pot or left under the dinner bowls. Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, chard, kale, cabbage etc. along with this dish are supposed to also add to the wealth since they are the color of money. Another traditional food, cornbread, can also be served to represent wealth, being the color of gold. On the day after New Year's Day, leftover "Hoppin' John" is called "Skippin' Jenny," and further demonstrates one's frugality, bringing a hope for an even better chance of prosperity in the New Year.

You can't have Hoppin' John and collards without cornbread. Or hot pepper vinegar to sprinkle on top!

To read more: Hoppin' John

I'd never heard that bit about putting a coin in the pot or under the dinner bowls. Nor that business of leaving 3 peas on your plate for wealth or the number of peas in a serving indicating the amount of wealth that will be accrued in the new year.

I was planning on having Hoppin' John, collards and cornbread and thinking about cheating by buying a pre-cooked rack of BBQ pork ribs. The Pig often has those inside at their deli or they'll have someone outside doing them up on a grill.
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46. Ylee
5:24 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
We never had any customs in my household while growing up; New Years' was pretty much like any other day!

Enjoy the rest of your day!
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45. seflagamma
5:15 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Good morning Bug,

Very appropriate blog you have here. I did not get here in time to see the frightening first blog title you had. Glad you changed it!


It is always sad to reflect back on who all passed in the prev year....

We had a lot of family & friends deaths this past year also. and a lot of weddings and births....
circle of life goes on...


Anyway, good morning to you and all who stop by your blog here!

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44. palmettobug53
4:35 PM GMT on December 30, 2012
Goodness... I've been flitting hither and yon and haven't gotten to my own blog yet.

It is sunny and about 46F/8C here at 11:30.

Not much on the agenda today except to do
another load of clothes. Hubby wanted me
to wash his work jacket, so I might as well
fill the washer up.

I have dinner lined up and will start that
after I finish the clothes.

Shore, I wonder just how many, if any, of those old customs are still observed. That post was from an old book put out in 1890! Young folk today are probaby too modern to do many of those things. It still makes for interesting reading.

I might have to try that bit with the Bible on New Years Eve, to see what the future will bring. I suppose I qualify as an 'old woman'!!!! Close enough, I suppose. lol

Sandi, I've heard you mention 'first footing' before, I think. Or I've read it somewhere.

I had to laugh at Shore's perceptive eye. Mine slid right over 'thang' and read 'thing'!

Will be back later.
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43. sandiquiz
8:43 AM GMT on December 30, 2012
I think I remember Sandi talking about a silver coin on the doorstep at New Year's. (Is that right, Sandi?)And the article also mentions four-and-twenty-blackbird pie!

We call it 'first footing' ....

"It is an old Scottish tradition that made its way south into northern England. Immediately after midnight on New Year's Eve, you should open your door to a tall dark man who would bring with him good fortune for the coming year! The First-Foot is the first person to cross the threshold of a friend or neighbour's home with symbolic gifts of salt, coal and a silver coin. The coal represents heat and warmth, the coin wealth and the salt guarantees a supply of food."

When I lived in Yorkshire, my first MIL insisted that her son went out of the door just before midnight, with the required gifts, and then she would let him in again after midnight!

As to the 'thang' thing.... remember I taught in an inner city school with lots of Asians and Afro Caribbeans.... it was a slang language the kids used.

"Wot we doin' Miss? I dunt understand a thang!)

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42. shoreacres
4:36 AM GMT on December 30, 2012
An East Yorkshire "thang"? LOL - that's just flat funny. "Thang" was being used in the Black communities of East Oakland in the 70s. I had no idea it had traveled all the way across the pond.

Bug, I found the most interesting page about Cornish customs. I linked it at wordpress, but here it is for your delight.

I think I remember Sandi talking about a silver coin on the doorstep at New Year's. (Is that right, Sandi?)And the article also mentions four-and-twenty-blackbird pie!
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41. palmettobug53
9:46 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
The terminology for the coming weekend is 'this' weekend and the one after is 'next' weekend!

That one doesn't confuse me in the least. Everyone I know, says it that way. Maybe it is also a Southern thing?
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40. sandiquiz
9:29 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
LOL I was imaging feather creations especially worn when you went 'thrift' shopping and Sherlock Holmes deerstalkers to keep your ears warm in winter!
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39. palmettobug53
9:27 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
Hats? I typed in hats? I meant coats! My coats and Hubby's coats.

Dear Lord, has dementia already set in?
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38. sandiquiz
9:24 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
I have just remembered the reason I came to your blog, when I got side-tracked by richteas post.

I need those 3 closets for hats and clothes

I saw this comment in a reply to Gamma's post and have to ask... How many hats have you??

I don't possess one, unless you count the hood on the back of my long rain coat! lol
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37. sandiquiz
8:54 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
Bug, thinking about it, a very important word has been left off my post in #25 and #35.
Officially, we would say 'this' last year....but the word 'this' gets dropped when talking to others who know:-)

And if you want to be really confused - the terminology for the coming weekend is 'this' weekend and the one after is 'next' weekend! Sorry, I think it is an East Yorkshire thang!

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36. palmettobug53
8:34 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
Oh, dear... A semantical feud?

richtea, I did know about Donna Summer, Whitney Houston and Robin Gibb. I listed people that were of particular interest to me and invited everyone else to post in the ones that they wanted to remember. Not that I have anything against those three; it was sad to hear that they'd passed. It was just personal preference.

Your mother passed recently? I'm sorry to hear that.

Shore, that's funny. How in the world did that lead someone to your WP entry? You're right; there HAS to be a story behind that one.

Sandi, I have to admit I'll say 'this year' for the current year. If I'm referring to something that happend in April and this is July, I'll say 'earlier this year.' Last year, to me, is 2011, which would be what you call the year before the year before. I think. I've gotten lost! Maybe we should just stick with the numbers, to avoid confusion. lol
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35. sandiquiz
8:20 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
Ah! Another blow for British English!!

When we say last year we mean the current year. The year previously would be known as 'the year before' and next year we would call ' the coming year'!

I know they all died 'this' year, hence I mentioned them in Bug's blog, which is about famous people who died in 2012 :-)
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34. shoreacres
8:17 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
I think Sandi probably is in the same frame of mind as I am - 2012 is last year, even though we still have a few days to go!

I just found a hilarious search term in my wordpress stats. (They list all of the search terms that bring people to our blogs - very handy and often quite funny). The search term of the day is - "and tell your parents that my mum loved the fruit cake they sent".

There's always a story. I wonder if we could add dead fruitcake to your list?
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33. richteas
6:30 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
I'd like to comment on a post of Sandiquiz's:
And no, I'm NOT attacking Sandi!!! but:
"It was the show biz stars who had died last year. They mentioned a couple of female signers I used to like listening to.... Whitney Houston and Donna Summers. Also mentioned was Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gee's."

I'm not sure of the Radio Show, but all three of these Artist died THIS Year. Whitney Feb. 11th,
Donna Summers May 17th
and Robin Gibbs, just 3 days later May 20th.

When I read through the list at the top of page, I happen to notice none of these in the list.
And I believe ALL of them appeared in at least One Movie in their days.
If not In them, They were Responsible for the Music.
Robin Gibb and Saturday Night Fever comes to mind.

May All of these Stars...and My Mother, Rest In Peace!

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32. palmettobug53
5:06 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
OUCH! That's an awfully big bite for a missing receipt.

The next time you are in the office supply section of the stores, buy some of these: Link. You could clip the receipt to your sun visor and display it in the window that way. No more falling or blowing off to the floorboards.

I am assuming that displaying it that way would be acceptable to Mall security.

That's something I don't have to worry about. Parking is free at the Malls here. The only problem is finding a spot that is not a trek to the stores. And keeping your eyes peeled for suspicious characters. Folks have been robbed out there more than once, esp in those further reaches of the parking lots.
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31. sandiquiz
2:48 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
Morning to you.
Sounds like a gusty wind played football with your chairs.
It's cousin played football with my parking ticket this morning!

When we park at the mall we have to get a paper receipt, for however long we intend to stay, and place it in the window on the dashboard. In the past I have received a parking fine for not displaying my ticket when the wind blew it on to the floor and I hadn't noticed. So this morning I made sure it was still in place after I had closed the driver's door. I then went to the boot to remove my shopping bag, which allowed the pesky wind in again and I hadn't noticed it had blown the ticket on the floor! I shall appeal, and hope they accept my story, or else I will be £25 out of pocket!!
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30. palmettobug53
2:28 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
Good morning and happy Saturday to everyone. It is Dec 29th and 2012 is almost over. Where does the time go?

We had a rainstorm move through last night. Not much precip (1/4 inch, maybe) but it must have bee a bit windy. My lawn chairs are all blown over. More twigs and small branches to pick up. I think most of the rain has pulled northeast but it is still overcast.

Mike, you read my mind! I just read in the paper about Jean Harris and was going to post the info. I suspect that the news will only ring a bell with older WU members.

I remember what a sensation the whole thing was, at the time. It had everyone a-twitter for months, only there was no Twitter.

Well, I think I would object, too, Shore. Twain had the same problem, at least once:
Link.

I swear, the news media these days are something else, aren't they? They announce rumors, in the race to be first with the news.

I'm glad to hear Bush Sr is still with us but hope he gets better soon. Poor guy; he's been in the hospital for weeks.

Hi, Pros. The original title was 'Good Bye.' I decided to add an 's' to 'Bye' to soften it a bit, as it seemed to imply that I was leaving WU.

There was another passing this year that should be remembered. Most folks have no idea who this fellow was but he certainly changed our world.

The next time you're in the checkout lane and mumbling about how long it is taking, think back to when the cashiers had to hand key all purchases. Give a mental 'thank you' to Norman J. Woodland, the inventor of the bar code.
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29. Proserpina
4:00 AM GMT on December 29, 2012
Bug, I have no idea what the original title of the blog was but the one you have caused me to run here. Glad you are ok.

Yes, goodby to the people on your list and thanks for the entertainment, the service to our nation, ....

Good and timely blog.
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28. shoreacres
2:54 AM GMT on December 29, 2012
Bug ~ Oh, I am laughing at SOS. That's my friend Carolyn, for sure. That's part of the reason she's got flat filing cabinets that would outdo yours in a minute!

I don't know if you realize we had someone added to your list, and then removed! Some Dallas station (tv, maybe) reported President Bush had died, and then they had to remove the report when he objected! I wish the media would worry a little more about being right, and a little less about being first!
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27. clearlakemike
2:47 AM GMT on December 29, 2012

This one just in, Bug, Jean S. Harris, 89, Killer of Scarsdale Diet Doctor, Dies

Oh yeah, we got a person (or two) with S.O.S here too!
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26. palmettobug53
1:19 AM GMT on December 29, 2012
Rob, thanks for stopping by and for the update on Miss Emily.

Karen, it's been years since we quit going out on New Years. Since then, nine times out of ten, Hubby's in bed and I might make it to 10:00 or 11:00, then chuck it and join him.

Last year, I think it was, I surprised myself and made it to 12:00. I think I was reading a book!

Sandi, you are excused. You have been busy this past couple of days.

Hiccups? Those are so annoying. I hope you managed to get them stopped so you could get to sleep.

From my prior blog: A flat filing cabinet is any flat surface that attracts stuff. Stuff that really doesn't belong there and needs to be used, put where it does belong or thrown away.

Particularly found in houses with a resident who suffers from S.O.S. (Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome): "I'll take care of that later." OR "Ah'll worry about that tomorrah."
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25. sandiquiz
12:11 AM GMT on December 29, 2012
Well, I can't believe it... You have 24 comments and I haven't left one!! Why not? I thought I had. Maybe that was it? I just THOUGHT I had posted a comment!

I have been meaning to ask for ages - what are flat filing cabinets??

I listened to a radio programme in the car the other day, as I returned from my aunts. It was the show biz stars who had died last year. They mentioned a couple of female signers I used to like listening to.... Whitney Houston and Donna Summers. Also mentioned was Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gee's.

It is gone midnight here... I must get my head down, but I have hiccups which is a little annoying to say the least!!

ADD This comment is here, isn't it? I had to come and look! It hasn't shown up on the blog list, nor on the new community chat box - but unless only I can see it, it is here!
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24. SBKaren
11:50 PM GMT on December 28, 2012
Bug - saw your comment in Gamma's blog about you being party animals....NOT! Welcome to the club! Thank goodness for us in PST, we can watch the ball drop in Times Square at 9PM - our preferred bedtime! LOL

We try to stay up a little later, but it never works out, even when we both don't have to get up early the next day. The problem is, we both generally get up early everyday!

I will often wake up about midnight as I hear revelers celebrating. I'll hear horns or fireworks going off, pans being beaten, listen for a bit, and then slumber off again. I'd rather get up and enjoy the morning, watch the Rose Parade and just relax and not feel all worn out!
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23. GRANDMANAN
5:30 PM GMT on December 28, 2012
Afternoon Bug, we have arrived on the Bermuda of the Maritimes without incident. Weather sure iffy at daylight, now clear, cool and windy, however are in our surroundings, all good.

Emily doing well, with some discomfort, however has a young fellow doing what he can to make her feel better. Believe she is playing this line a bit, but seems to be working for the pair of them.

Weather settled into winter mode for the remainder of 2013, lots of sun at the moement with the snow covering rather CURRIER & IVES scenes when one is driving about.

Have a good one.

ROB
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22. palmettobug53
12:58 PM GMT on December 28, 2012
Hi, Ylee. Mutton? That's a bit unusual.

Not too many folks this side of The Pond routinely eat mutton. Lamb, maybe, though even that is not very common in the Deep South. Once in a blue moon, I'll see lamb chops in the meat dept. of one or two local grocers who probably speciall ordered some for a customer.

Isn't it funny how certain things become beloved local dishes? Things that sound odd to folks from 'off'? Like lutefisk? I think I'd rather have the BBQ'd mutton!

That might make a good blog thread later on. I'll put it on the list.
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