Good bye, Maudie Frickert!

By: palmettobug53 , 7:30 PM GMT on March 16, 2013

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I've been trying to come up with an idea for a new thread. Sadly, my allergies have got my brain rather fuzzy and unimaginative. It's simply too hard to think right now.

I'm going to take the easy way out and do an olio.

Though the first definition sounds yummy, I'm sticking with 2a, for the time being. Odds and ends and things that have piqued my interest lately.

OLIO

n. pl. olios
1. A heavily spiced stew of meat, vegetables, and chickpeas.
2.
a. A mixture or medley; a hodgepodge.

b. A collection of various artistic or literary works or musical pieces; a miscellany.
3. Vaudeville or musical entertainment presented between the acts of a burlesque or minstrel show.

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[Alteration of Spanish olla, pot; see olla.]

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I found this in last Sunday's paper:

From The Guardian: Ice Age Art

The British Museum: Ice Age Art - Arrival of the Modern Mind

I found reference to these in the latest Readers Digest:

Litter Bugs by British artist, Mark Oliver. Very cool and rather Steampunk-ish.

I stumbled across this, whilst looking for uses for common household products.

Over 100 uses of household items.

Not to forget the common household products:

1001 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda

I read an article about this a week or two ago, in our local paper. I wish them luck! LOL

London Zoo Begins Mapping Moggies Across The Capital

I'm not a big C&W fan, though there are some artists and/or songs I do like. How many of these song titles are real or not, I have no idea, but they are so bad they're funny.

The Best of the Worst Country Song Titles

If you happen to have 4.5 million lying around the house and are wondering what to spend it on, the Big Chill house is up for sale.





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150. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
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149. palmettobug53
3:13 PM GMT on April 20, 2013
Ylee, I use 'twig picking up' as an reason to exercise and burn a few calories!
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148. Ylee
3:06 PM GMT on April 20, 2013
Hi, bug! Glad you got spared from any rough stuff! Me, I always mulch up the small stuff with the mower! Of course, sometimes anything smaller than the diameter of my thumb is small enough, lol!
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147. palmettobug53
1:27 PM GMT on April 20, 2013
Hi, ho, happy Saturday from a grey and much chillier Charleston.

We had no problems with those storms that blew through last night. There was about five minutes of hard wind and heavy rain, then it tapered off to light showers with the occasional cloud lightning.

It sure gave my newly planted flower bed and hanging baskets a good soaking, which is good. I can water with the hose pipe but there's just nothing like a good rain to get them going. There's a plethora of small twigs, branches and leaves in the yard which will need to be picked up.

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146. palmettobug53
11:24 PM GMT on April 19, 2013
Just got Gus inside.

It's really dark off to our west. A few split spats of rain and I spotted some lightning.

Gonna shut down for now. Might get back on later tonight. Or not.
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145. palmettobug53
11:17 PM GMT on April 19, 2013
Hubby and I are both home and have the hatches battened. All we're doing now is waiting.

Need to get Gus inside soon.

It's been really windy out there.

I had errands to run after work and I wasn't sure if I would be able to do them or not.

Managed to get them done and home.

Just saw Dr. Masters on TWC.

I see Wab has been unindated. I expect him to sprout webbed fingers and toes and start quacking if his rain keeps up. They're having some awful flooding up his way.
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144. palmettobug53
3:42 PM GMT on April 19, 2013
Gosh, it's getting musty and stale in here.

I have got to do something about that this weekend, for sure.

We may be in for some nasty weather later this afternoon and evening. I had a couple of errands I wanted to run after work. I may or may not; depends on what things are like outside.

Boy, that osprey nest is shaking in the wind! (The Alcoa osprey)
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143. palmettobug53
4:24 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Hi, Pros!

Ah, don't worry about that and no need to apologize, either.

I know how much you enjoy tracing your family tree. I also know how easy it is to get so involved in walking down those pathways and discovering new things!

That's such a lovely pink dogwood. I don't think I've ever seen a pink one down here on the coast. Once you get inland a ways, they start popping up. I can remember when the only place you saw them was in the Upstate. They've crept coastward over the years, as people have seen them, liked them and planted them in their yards.

I saw a number of them as we got up around Orangeburg Sunday.

Been right busy this week. I cut my computer on night before last, got sidetracked by something on TV and never did get online.
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142. Proserpina
2:14 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
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Hi Bug, I have been a bad friend lately. I have spent too much time reading genealogy records and very little time with my friends anywhere (WU or local ones). I have been thinking of you. I hope you and yours are well.

Peace and health.
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141. palmettobug53
4:44 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
Thank goodness. WU let me in today.

Janet, the Mustang's seats are rock hard. The backs of the driver and passenger seats are an awkward angle and I've yet to be able to adjust it to a comfortable one that suits me for any length of time. Plus the headrests have a sharp angle forward and downward, which pushes one's chin down to their chest. They are not adjustable.

Saturday, he confessed that it was OK for around town but not comfy on longer drives. He has been denying it the entire time he's had the thing, probably just because I didn't want a Mustang in the first place. I wanted something more sensible. A comfortable car, not to mention cheaper. But he had his mind set on getting a Mustang. Mid life crisis car, I suppose!

Hi, Ylee and Sandi. I suppose they do have to do maintenance every now and then. I wish they'd do that type of thing in 'off' hours, though I imagine it's kind of hard to find any, what with a worldwide membership and all the lurkers 24/7.
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140. sandiquiz
12:07 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
I thought it was my computer that was causing WU to cough... I had a full scan going on in the background, so it slowed things down!

Hope Tuesday is going OK for you:)
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139. Ylee
9:13 AM GMT on April 16, 2013
They were doing maintenance on the blogs this evening, too. Didn't know if I was going to finish my new blog or not!
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138. janetlee
5:26 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
I'm so glad you had an enjoyable reunion! Our family has not had a bonified reunion since the late 5o's early 60's. So I know for sure there would be a lot of empty seats around the table now plus a whole lot of new faces!
I have tried those rocker shoes, not the expensive kind however I find them very hard to get used too and not helpfuly for me at all. I'm more in favor of the flip-flop for summer and top-siders for winter. I think its probably a Carolina beachy thing.
take care~
oh, why isn't the mustang comfortable for long trips? I would have imagined it the opposite. just asking...
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137. palmettobug53
5:07 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Had some problems accessing the blogs here when I stopped for lunch.

Now that lunch is over, WU is back up again.
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136. sandiquiz
12:13 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Glad you had a good time, and had chance for a "chin-wag" with the family. Your group of thirty is still 20 more than mine family group would be if we actually met up!

Hope Monday is going OK :)
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135. palmettobug53
11:00 PM GMT on April 14, 2013
Had a good time at the dinner.

There was only about 30 of us there. The group seems to get smaller and smaller each year.

Still, I got to see my uncles and their families, which was a treat.

One cousin was even down from TN. It's only the second time she's been to the dinner since she was little.
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134. palmettobug53
1:34 PM GMT on April 14, 2013
Time to get myself out of my PJs and ready to go. Will check in after we get back.

Have a great day, everyone!
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133. palmettobug53
12:57 PM GMT on April 14, 2013
Good morning and happy Sunday.

I wanted to check in for a bit before we have to get ready to go. If we leave around 10:30 or quarter til 11, we'll get there in time for the family meeting at 12:30. Dinner is at 1:00.

My salad looks great. Haven't tasted it yet. I guess I ought to, shouldn't I? Esp. since I've never made one like this before.

I can't imagine why it wouldn't. It's just blanched green beans, blanched yellow squash, campari tomatoes, cucumber and red onion, with Kraft Balasamic Vinagrette as a marinade. I'll top it with crumbled feta cheese when we get there.

Shore, if you'll notice, I'd already hit that first link you posted on Sciway. I love those old beat up looking buildings. They remind me of "Fried Green Tomatoes."

The BBQ place is not in Lone Star but probably named for the community. Perhaps the owners live or lived in Lone Star. Santee isn't all that far from the old community.

Karen, I did see that restaurant chain, while I was googling Lone Star last night. I think their name is in relation to the state of TX, which everyone knows is the Lone Star State.

I remember you telling us about the MBT's now. I had totally forgotten. I didn't realize they had that 'rocker' sole.

I need to get myself some good walking shoes. I'm finding that if I'm on my feet too long (like shopping) my feet and hips get achey.

Why is it when you find something they like, they quit making it?

I haven't had that happen with shoes but it happens to me all the time in the grocer. There'll be a brand or flavor of something I buy all the time and one day when I go in to get some, it's gone. Like my Lousiana Sunshine hot sauce. I can find a substitute but its aggravating!

Happy Sunday to you, too, Pros. Love Miss M!

Sandi, how in the world did you remember we didn't have our dinner last year? I couldn't remember if it was last year or the year before!

Hubby was checking the paper for the weather and they called for 90% chance of rain. I checked online and I think the rain is for this evening. Three sites all said Sunday would be cloudy and around 75F and rain Sunday evening, Sunday night and Monday.

We're taking my truck. Hubby finally confessed to me yesterday that his Mustang is uncomfortable for trips and he'd rather take the truck. Hallelujah! He sees the light!
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132. sandiquiz
12:45 PM GMT on April 14, 2013
Oh, Pros - we ought to get together to swap teacher colleague stories!
We had a head of English who wore white sandals all year around. In the summer she wore them with bare feet, but in the winter she wore BLACK socks! I ask you, black socks with white sandals! So very....(sorry, I am lost for words just at the thought of it!) lol
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131. Proserpina
9:58 AM GMT on April 14, 2013
Sandi, one of my coworkers wore sandals (no sox)even when there were several feet of snow on the ground. She was an excellent teacher and as eccentric as a human being can be! I could tell lots of stories about this lady but I will refrain to do so as someone may actually recognize her from my stories.
I too prefer sandals but I like cozy warm feet even better!

Good morning Bug.
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130. sandiquiz
6:34 AM GMT on April 14, 2013
Hove fun today, I am sure you have loads to catch up on not meeting up last year, so you will be tired when you get back!

Karen got me onto a pair of MBT's - I bought mine as a pair of walking shoes, got them in the sale for 55 pound...which was a bargain!

I normally wear Echo shoes, but they are nearly 100 pound a pair, although I can make one pair last two/three seasons. I couldn't wear sandals in the winter.. I like having warm toes!! lol
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129. Proserpina
6:00 AM GMT on April 14, 2013
Hi Bug, just a hello and a wish for a wonderful Sunday (for you and hubby).

Yes, I am a fan of the Divine Miss Midler!
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128. SBKaren
12:25 AM GMT on April 14, 2013
Around here, Lone Star is a restaurant!



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127. SBKaren
12:20 AM GMT on April 14, 2013
I notice that you're wearing some type of sandal, rather than sneakers, like everyone else in your group. Are they special walking sandals? Or just a comfortable pair?

My extra large wide feet probably don't really show in that photo, but my feet don't like shoes very much. I buy wides, but after about 45-60 minutes my feet are screaming to get out. I have been wearing MBTs for years now. They are a special walking sandal and they fit my feet, keep them comfortable and I don't have to put my feet in shoes! I pretty rarely wear enclosed shoes. I do have a comfortable pair of hiking shoes/boots, that I take camping, but I keep them just for that purpose so they last a while. I even wear sandals or slip on shoes to work. I'm very lucky in that we can be kind of casual at our school - very beach like!




I heard from a friend that MBT is going out of business. I went to their website, but it says they are updating it...hmmmmmmmmmmmm. They can be quite expensive. The first pair I purchased was $235. I've never spent that much money on any kind of clothing in my life. But I use my feet daily and I was tired of trying to find shoes that were comfortable and fit. I splurged. The next pair I bought was $199. Then a couple of years later I got a pair for about $85. About 4 months ago I did a search for them on Amazon and found the ones I love in my size for $40. I bought two and still have both pairs in my closet. If they are truly going out of business, I want my backup! I wear them every single day. Not always to work (although I have) but when we walk around town, and as you probably know, we walk a lot! A pair will generally last me a year. I wear them to death!

The shoes that everyone made (think Sketchers and Fitflops), with the rounded sole, copied MBTs. MBTs are the original and I think are made MUCH better.

Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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126. shoreacres
12:12 AM GMT on April 14, 2013
Bug, I couldn't find the actual explanation for Lone Star, but I did find this page that has some photos and some names. If you were inclined to really hunt it down, I'll bet this would be a good place to start.

And lookie here! Are these the same old buildings that have been transformed, and is Lone Star a rockin' place now? How about that?
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125. palmettobug53
8:51 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
Ah, Ylee... you snunk in!

I ought to ask if anyone knows how it got named that. It's one of those little crossroad communities that's so small, if you blink, you miss it!

My maternal great grandparents' home place was just down the road from where we hold the dinner.
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124. palmettobug53
8:43 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
Shore, I had been to their Red Tailed Hawk cam one day this week. Last week? Whenever it was, I was having problems with the site. I meant to go back and check again later but forgot.

Thanks for the reminder. Now I can get the URLs in my links.

I do like Cornell's online bird files; I've used them a number of times at work, when I can't put my hands on one of my numerous bird books. One of the girls that works in another dept had turned me on to that site a couple of years ago. She's an avid birder and volunteers at the Birds of Prey Center here.
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123. Ylee
8:37 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
When I first saw that you were going to Lone Star, I thought, "Bug's going to Texas?". :' )Interesting name for a town in SC!

Have a fun and safe trip!
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122. shoreacres
8:33 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
Just in case you run out of birds to watch, the Cornell site has a live streaming webcam now of a Great Blue Heron's nest. It's well-done, of course, and they add videos of "important occasions at the nest"!

You can see it here.
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121. SBKaren
5:53 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
Bug - thanks so much for that video you posted in my blog. I watched in complete fascination! What I find so ironic, is that dog looks EXACTLY like Sadie's other part. Her body size and look, the way the hair grows, everything. Only difference is Sadie has some border collie white on her. Otherwise, that is the other half of Sadie! I wish I knew the breed. Might have to hunt down the video and see if I can find the owner and find out!
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120. palmettobug53
2:58 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
Oh, heavens! I had no idea you'd snunk in between my last two posts, Shore.

We got our taxes out of the way two weeks ago. As you said, it's a relief to get them off and gone for another year.

Pollen in/on the water is my favorite way to see the stuff. It does make for some Van Gogh-ish natural art, as you reminded us over at WP. (I just finished reading it.)

I think the pine pollen is what causes my problems and it's over with, thank heavens. That shot of the pollen off MB doesn't surprise me in the least.

Glad to hear that your leg is OK. I was beginning to wonder.

Cicus? You're going to the circus? What fun!

Hubby and I went to Barnum and Bailey about 15 years or so ago, when they came to town. Hubby liked watching the show but he hated the smell. I didn't mind; I rather like "Eau de barn."

Washer just stopped; gotta peg out the latest load.
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119. palmettobug53
1:05 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
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118. shoreacres
1:01 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
Good morning! It's a wonderful one here - I finally made myself sit down last night and finish the taxes. I have them ready to go to the p.o. this morning, and that will be that. There's just nothing that makes me happier than sending my little bit of support off to our government. They're so responsible and mature in their stewardship of the funds we give them, don't you know. ;)

Now, as I was saying about that pollen... A fellow mentioned to me that in his part of the world (South Carolina!) the pollen could be so bad that even the ocean breakers could be covered with the stuff. I just couldn't believe it. So, I went looking, and found this photo of pollen in the ocean. Isn't that just amazing.

About two weeks ago or so we had a little rain - just enough to wash things off. I got this pic of pollen in the marina waters. I just love it. For one thing, it shows the danged stuff trapped - no longer able to wreak havoc. For another, it's just pretty.



My friend Carolyn finally got back home last week, after five months of shuttling back and forth to and from rehab, hospital, etc. She still can't drive, but at least she can get around in the house and yard. My own leg's in good shape now. I was concerned that there might be something buried deep in the tissue, apart from the fact that the little wound just looked "weird". I laughed at his diagnostic technique. He pressed on my ankle pretty firmly, then said, "If there was anything in there, like metal or glass or even a bit of wood, you'd be up on the ceiling right now." He didn't even need to order an MRI. ;)

Otherwise, not much news around here. I took on a job I just despise (sanding a deck) because it shouldn't take more than 3 days and I can fit it in. Most of my dollars have clearly defined responsibilities, but the extra and unplanned-for cash might fund a little trip or two later.

And tomorrow a friend and I are going to the circus! The very circus - Carson and Barnes, home of Opal and Rosie for a time, not to mention Isa and Lilly who ran away as kids - is coming to a town not fifteen miles away. I've never been to a circus before. They're offering elephant and camel rides before the show. I don't know as I'll participate in that, but I certainly am hoping they have cotton candy and peanuts!

Your mention of your petunias reminds me - I need to plunk a basket of something on the hook on my balcony. I may try bougainvillea this year. It ought to take the late afternoon hot sun. I just hope we're a month or so way from real heat.

Have a good day - hope the weather holds for you.
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117. palmettobug53
12:59 PM GMT on April 13, 2013
Good morning, everyone. Happy Saturday.

Got a busy day ahead of me. Clothes to wash, picking up and straightening up and dusting inside. A run to the grocer for supplies and ingredients for a dish or two to fix for the family dinner tomorrow.

Whatever I fix for tomorrow will be prepared tonight. I'm not getting up early in the morning to cook. If I wind up taking a hot dish, I'll warm it up in the micro just before leaving and wrap it up in a towel to keep it warm.

The rain has cleared out and we have kind of half and half sun/blue sky and white clouds. About 59F right now.

Hubby has been training a new driver all week. He went in this morning and got the guy started off, then sent him out solo. He came on home.

He's outside now, raking up some debris from all the wind and rain the past two days.

We have oak leaf and river birch tassles all over the place. Messy but I'd rather have the tassles than the pollen!

I've an idea for a new thread, which I'll try to get up later on this afternoon or tonight. This one is getting a bit stale.

I see we lost another one: Jonathan Winters. Oh, gosh, that man was funny.
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116. palmettobug53
11:47 PM GMT on April 12, 2013
The sun was shining when I was walking to my truck after work but I could see it was really dark towards home. It did rain on me a little bit after I got back on my side of the Ashley River but it was just a short shower.

The sun came back out for a while but it's really grey out there now. "They" say we'll have more rain this evening.

As long as it clears out for the Saturday Pegging Out of the Clothes, I'm happy. All the rain last night and today has really perked up all the bedding plants I've put out over the last week.

I did up some hanging baskets of petunias yesterday.
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115. Ylee
5:13 PM GMT on April 12, 2013
"I owe, I owe, so its off to work I go." I know that tune well! :' )

At least the rain washed away most of the pollen; my black truck was getting a green cast to it!
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114. palmettobug53
4:28 PM GMT on April 12, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone.

We had a nice little T-storm blow through sometime after Hubby left for work.

I no longer hear thunder but sometimes the lightning flashes will wake me up, as they did this time.

The morning commute was no problem.

The radar looks pretty clear but we mayget some more rain later today. Who knows?
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113. palmettobug53
4:28 PM GMT on April 11, 2013
Ylee, sometimes I feel like my name should be Harry Truman. Remember that picture of him with the sign on his desk, The Buck Stops Here?

I just keep repeating, "I love my job, I love my job." If that doesn't work, there's always, "Mortgage payement, mortgage payment....." LOL

It's a bit overcast today and warm. We had a little shower right before I left for work. If we've had more, I couldn't tell. No easily viewable windows from my section of the cube farm.
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112. Ylee
10:10 AM GMT on April 11, 2013
Do you get a lot of brass for the staff meetings? Maybe everyone cleans their desk off and dumps it on yours to make them look better, lol!

The week's downhill from here!
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111. palmettobug53
4:13 PM GMT on April 10, 2013
LOL...

Sandi, I wonder how many folks fell for that and paid for their 'free' email!

We had our unit staff meeting this morning. Luckily, they kept it fairly short - only an hour.

Next week, we have our office-wide Staff meeting. That one may run to an hour and a half. You have to add on 10 minutes or so for walking over to that auditorium and back. (We don't have room in our building for the entire office to sit.)

My karma must be bad. Every time one of those things rolls around, my workload jumps!
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110. sandiquiz
3:08 PM GMT on April 10, 2013
The Radio Two presenter last evening, as I drove home from my aunts, said he had done a count of all the pages dedicated to Maggie T, either for or against, and it totally over 200 pages!

I know you like funny items found on the Internet, so here is another!

Free Email Account & UK Support for All Domains, From Just £3.99!
Pardon??
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109. palmettobug53
4:47 PM GMT on April 09, 2013
Rob, 'tis the season of The Seed Catalogue! The returned golfer may regret his decision to head back north. It's marvelous golfing weather down here now.

Rob.. good grief. What were the chances of two Robs posting here on the same day yesterday? lol
There was no middle ground with Thatcher; you either loved her or you despised her. Still, she was made of stern stuff and did prove a strong head of government.

Crab, I don't doubt that the Falklanders are in mourning. She didn't hesitate to respond after the invasion.

GG, my favourite Thatcher quote: 'If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.'

Shore, I'm glad you got that leg checked out and that it's not anything serious. Will await the details!

I've about had it with our local paper, The Post and Courier. Or the 'Newsless Courier,' as I prefer to call it. There seems to be less and less actual news and more and more sensational garbage or entertainment.

They had the news of Thatcher's passing buried about 4 or 5 pages in. There wasn't even a little blurb on the front page, 'Margaret Thatcher Dies... See A4.'

The BIG obituary news was for Annette Funicello. Not than I wasn't sorry to hear that but I felt that a world leader/prime minister should have trumped the former Mouseketeer.
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108. shoreacres
4:19 PM GMT on April 09, 2013
Oh,yea! Maybe I got here for a fly-by before you checked in. Went to the doc yesterday & leg is fine - details to follow. Quite an interesting discussion we had.

And I found a remarkable photo re: South Carolina pollen - I'll bring that by tonight.

Hope all is well - I'll read tonight, too.
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107. GardenGrrl
9:54 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Margaret Thatcher, one can love her or hate her (politics) but she certainly got things done.

She will be missed.
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106. hurricanecrab
3:10 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
"The head of The Falkland Islands' assembly said the death of Margaret Thatcher was a day of great sadness for the islanders, who would always revere her for liberating the South Atlantic territory after the 1982 invasion by Argentinian forces.

Another islander praised her as "our Winston Churchill"."


Source
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105. RobDaHood
12:40 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
Sad news this noonday: Margaret Thatcher has passed away from a stroke at 87 years old.

Tributes Pour In


Thanks for the tribute.

The "Iron Lady".

Proved that a woman can be a great leader of a great nation. A woman from modest roots that rose to the top and lead the party of the rich guys club. Someone who did not shy from adversity, who stood fast to her beliefs and could be respected for that whether you agreed with her or not. Respected by friends and enemies alike. A strong personality and a fast ally of the United States.

Saved the UK from bankruptcy.

Ronald Regan is frequently given credit for staring down the USSR but in reality it was the pair of Ronnie and Maggie.

A great woman.
We need more leaders like her.
Leaders who aren't afraid of taking on a problem head on.
Leaders who will do what needs to be done, despite political risk.

The world needs a few hundred Maggies.
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104. GRANDMANAN
5:57 PM GMT on April 08, 2013
Afternoon BUG, your wish to help with our temps seems to have at some effect with temps now near the double digit, and for the most part sunshine. Now changing a bit as the rain makes it way up the shore, we will take it for sure.

Pollen will not be an issue for a few weeks yet, but the discussion of what is going in the ground is entering the conversation more when the teapot is brought out with Donna and her cronies.

One part of the golfing troop has returned north other hasn't made any move as yet, going to hang in your part of the world for while yet.

Have a good week.

ROB
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103. palmettobug53
4:22 PM GMT on April 08, 2013
Sad news this noonday: Margaret Thatcher has passed away from a stroke at 87 years old.

Tributes Pour In

Karen, he opted to accept his SS at 62 last year (much against my advice) and was trying to get his hours at work cut. It worked for a while but it wasn't long before they had him back doing his 6 days a week.

I hope there's just going to be an adjustment period with him.

It sounds like you really hit the jackpot with your hubby retiring! lol

Ylee, I made it through "Mr. Selfridge" but was in bed shortly after.

NOW I know why I have to run that nauseating gauntlet of the cosmetic/perfume counter when I enter department stores' front entrances. It is all Harry Selfridge's fault! He's the one that started it.
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102. Ylee
2:26 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
I'll bet you visit the Land of Nod before Selfridge is over, lol!
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101. SBKaren
12:12 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
Did you post something somewhere about hubby retiring? I couldn't find it. I was pretty skeptical about hubby retiring for awhile. I've heard all the horror stories about husbands laying around the house and doing nothing. I found that not to be true for mine. He hates it when I say this, but for me, it's like having a wife at home. He does the vacuuming, laundry, fills and empties the dishwasher, does the yard work, watches the boys, and in the last few months, even decided he could clean bathrooms too! I am LOVING his retirement!

He also does things he wants to do when he wants to do it. He is an avid reader, doesn't like TV much (except for at night when it's relaxing time), and likes being outdoors. Of course he did landscaping for a living, and he still does enjoy it, especially when it's his own yard. He also gets the surfing in once in a while too.

Maybe your husband will surprise you. He'll certainly have an adjustment period. It's pretty difficult going from work full time, to not. That is an adjustment, but maybe he'll find something that truly interests him and get involved with it! You just never know!
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100. palmettobug53
11:51 PM GMT on April 07, 2013
Mike, you're lucky you can hang things outside. So many planned communities.condos/townhouses consider clothes lines tacky and their HOA or neighborhood association bylaws prohibit them.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Time for me to shut down. Season Two of 'Call the Midwife' comes on in a few minutes and will be followed by a Masterpiece Theatre airing of 'Selfridge.' After that, I'll be off to the Land of Nod. Back to work tomorrow!
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