General Discussion, Saturday, July 22, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    GGS’s 10th birthday, I can remember changing his grandpa’s diapers……feeling ooooold.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      I saw my GG yesterday and I am in awe of her driving capabilities! My daughter is cool with having a “chauffeur”. I’m feeling old as well.

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    • But not looking, thinking, or sounding old however!

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    • stella says:

      You probably started your family pretty young, and your son (?) did too. In my case, I was young, but my daughter waited until 29 to get married and 32 to have her first, so I just have grandsons, and no GG’s (which is fine with me).

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yes, I was just 21 when his grandpa was born (2nd son), I was 40 when his dad was born and 60 when he was born. One other son just ain’t interested in being tied down and the third son got married later and has a daughter.
        Two older are Vietnam Era kids, military then tended to start younger. The middle son’s line, all over six feet, blue bedroom eyes and blond hair, seems to hit that 20-year mark with great accuracy…GGS’s momma is swearing she’ll break the pattern but looking at Jr I’m starting to have my doubts……..

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        • Forgive me but this makes me think (loosely) of that ditty, I Am My Own Grandpa!

          I Am My Own Grandpa
          by Moe Jaffe and Dwight Latham

          Many, many years ago
          when I was twenty-three,
          I got married to a widow
          who was as pretty as could be.

          This widow had a grown-up daughter
          who had hair of red.
          My father fell in love with her,
          and soon the two were wed.

          This made my dad my son-in-law
          and change my very life.
          My daughter was my mother,
          for she was my father’s wife.

          To complicate the matters worse,
          although it brought me joy,
          I soon became the father
          of a bouncing baby boy.

          My little baby then became
          a brother-in-law to dad.
          And so became by uncle,
          though it made me very sad.

          For if he was my uncle,
          then that also made him brother
          To the widow’s grown up daughter who,
          of course, was my step-mother

          Father’s wife then had a son,
          who kept them on the run.
          And he became my grandson,
          for he was my daughter’s son.

          My wife is now my mother’s mother
          and it makes me blue,
          Because, although she is my wife,
          she’s my grandma too.

          If my wife is my grandmother,
          then I am her grandchild
          And every time I think of it,
          it simply drives me wild.

          For now I have become
          the strangest case you ever saw,
          As the husband of my grandmother,
          I am my own grandpa!

          copied from this site: http://www.ellenbailey.com/poems/ellen_193.htm

          Genealogy humor & all…

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        My grandmother was about 38, my mother was 30, and I was 42, so I wasn’t sure I would see grandchildren. And, then my son married (well, I might add) and now has started a family.

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        • stella says:

          My grandmother was 37, and my mother was 41, so I had no cousins my age. The closest in age is six years older than I am. I never knew my grandmothers or grandfathers. My mother lived to see all of her grandchildren, and a couple of her gg’s, but not mine (I was the youngest). My sister and brother (half) were 18 and 21 years older than I am.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            My goodness, that is a spread. Most of my cousins were 10 years older than me.

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          • lovely says:

            My closest cousin and I are two months apart and we grew up two blocks away from each other, she remains one of my best friends.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I had one cousin who was a year older than me. He was actually a second cousin or something, I forget how that goes. He was a late in life baby of my grandmother’s brother. I only saw him when we went back home but we were always very close.

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              • stella says:

                The cousins who were my own age were the children of some of my first cousins (also known as first cousins once removed).

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  My cousin was a really sweet guy, pretty chubby as a child. My mother used to caution me not to fall in love with him because he was my cousin. I didn’t know why she said that. But, it probably was good advice because as he matured, at about 15, he slimmed down and looked a little like a blond Elvis Presley. He even had that crooked smile that was so charming.

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              • lovely says:

                I am still close with 3 of my cousins who I grew up with. I makes me sad that my girls did not have the experience I did with close family nearby.

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            • Sounds like my daughter & my Michigan brother’s second oldest daughter!

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          • I knew all my grandparents (well not birth family) thankfully but my husband knew None. In fact he didn’t even know the names of his father’s parents, something I discovered eventually using genealogy detective skills. We still know Zero Curren relatives, though he has two half brothers from his mom’s first marriage…they are significantly older (a decade+) but both have kids similar in age to ours…but as they live across the country our kids don’t really know each other, only met once on a trip years ago. My brother in Michigan has kids around my kids’ age & ranging younger & all of these Michigan cousins get along great & really love each other (& they all Love & Follow the Lord too–Bonus)…a blessing to us all!

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      • I was like your daughter, 28 when married & a few months shy of 30 with my first. There are people my age with grandkids (& I suppose great grands if everyone’s having kids as teenagers). Having them younger perhaps the body recovers faster & you have more energy to chase them around…older hopefully more wisdom & patience for all the insanity!

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  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Food for though; or, chew on this… πŸ˜‰

    If you love someone, set them free.
    If they return, it means you were the
    only one who loved them. You really
    need to ask yourself, “What were you
    thinking! How can you be the only one?”
    You need to set them free, again. Move
    and do not leave a forwarding address. πŸ˜‰

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Impeach!!!!!!!!!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I was complaining a few years ago about not hearing from my son. My friend said I needed to leave the kids alone to live their own lives. Shocked, I replied, “What am I supposed to do, move away and leave no forwarding address? How much more could I leave them alone?”

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  4. This was something I posted at the end of yesterday’s discussion but wanted to re-post in hopes that more of you movie &/or music aficionados would perhaps weigh in–Best, Valerie

    So on a completely random, more light-hearted note…I was looking up β€œmovie musicals” online so I could order more flicks my kids won’t have time to watch with us. As an aside, 2 of our kids were cast in their high school’s production of Grease (Brandon, Josiah’s twin, as Danny Zucco–the Travolta character from the movie & Clarissa as Jan’s understudy). This began in both of them more of a love affair with musical productions…

    My husband & I really enjoyed these music based flicks, which we haven’t shown the kids:
    The Commitments
    Love & Mercy
    Begin Again

    Anyway they already love Fiddler On The Roof, The Sound of Music, & West Side Story (& B loves Singing in the Rain & C loves Les Miserables & the whole family loves Holiday Inn & White Christmas) & there are so many other good ones to show, but I couldn’t just randomly think of them. There were a couple of β€œtop 50” lists I ran into with varying suggestions but I wonder if anyone else would like to weigh in?

    Here’s what’s in the library hold line up now:
    Oklahoma
    Wizard of Oz
    My Fair Lady
    Brigadoon
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    Walk the Line

    Thanks for any suggestions!

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    • By the way we are way more of an action, butt-kicking, war, Western, sci-fi, & faith-based movie family, but we’ll occasionally do some Chick Flicks, like Pride & Prejudice. Both my daughter & myself only had brothers for sibs…& we don’t mind that in the least!

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    • Lburg says:

      While not in the genre of musicals, my grandson, who was then about four or five, was spellbound by silent movies. Whenever he came for a weekend visit, we would watch them. He was particularly and amazingly fond of all things Buster Keaton, “The General” and Steamboat Bill Jr. being two of his favorites. Fatty Arbuckle was also on the ‘have to have’ list.

      The wonderful thing about the silent movies was the interaction between us – he wasn’t reading well enough to keep up, so I would read and he would watch. We would giggle or gasp together as the plot unfolded.

      As a family activity, I highly recommend the silents. They also lead to some rather interesting discussions…..

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We always got that perennial Southern favorite ‘Birth of a Nation’. The original, not that 2016 whitewash.

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      • That’s awesome. I’ve checked out some “silents” when we’ve been Up North at my parents’ Cottage, to expose to the kids to other times & paces. We Love Buster Keaton…unfortunately whenever watching so many of those older black & whites (silent or spoken) I often point out how such antics could never be done now due to the tyrannical nature of the nanny state, etc. Could you imagine the charges the parents of The Little Rascals/Our Gang kids would get brought up on if those things were taking place today. It truly saddens me that my children will likely never be as free as we were nor are we likely as free as our parents & grandparents were…

        My special needs son struggled with reading comprehension, even when he could read on grade level. One of the tools that was helpful was a type of book we found at the library, don’t recall the exact description but something like Read Along With Me. It had text in two different colors so he’d read one color & I’d read the other. I could tell by his inflection & pronunciation problems if he didn’t actually “get” what he’d read so we’d stop & discuss.

        I’ve also found some books that have no words in them at all but elaborate pictures at the library. They invite the “readers” to use their own imaginations to make up the tale. We’ve “read” some together when the kids were younger & took turns making up elaborate tales that the pictures loosely illustrated.

        When our kids were really young learning to read was somewhat facilitated by the Bob Books. These were fun little gems of maybe a dozen pages each with basic line drawn illustrations. They were easy to use & built on basic rhymes & verb usage…like man, can, ran…run, etc.

        What I Hated was when my special (autistic etc) kid was in elementary school & they (Special Education) thought teaching these kids to memorize Sight Words vs phonics to sound out words was an effective way to get kids to “read”….Teach a man to fish & all!

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    • joshua says:

      stay away from Death of a Salesman unless you want to downer everyone….

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      One of my absolute favorites is Phantom of the Opera. And, to be honest, I am not all that crazy about musicals. There are just a few.

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    • stella says:

      I have seen “Chicago” both on stage and in the movie, and liked it too.

      Have you seen Sister Act and Sister Act II? Good music, although not strictly what I would call musicals.

      What about Gigi? South Pacific? Kiss Me Kate? An American in Paris?

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        I wouldn’t call “Reservoir Dogs” or “Pulp Fiction” musicals, either. And yet…

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      • Menagerie says:

        I go at to see Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway. The other lady with me was debating between it and Cats. I told her she could see whatever, I was going to see Fiddler. I’ve seen it twice more, and will always love it.

        I guess I’m the only person in the world not to like Les Mis. I had to read Madame Bovary in French class in college, absolutely despised it, and have not had a tremendous love for any French writings since, with a few philosophical exceptions.

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        • stella says:

          I saw the original Chicago on Broadway in 1976, with Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly, Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart, Jerry Orbach as Billy Flynn and Barney Martin as Amos Hart.

          I saw another musical that same trip, but can’t remember the name of it. It was significant, but I have a brain freeze. [I found it! The other musical I saw was Pippin.]

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        • stella says:

          I also saw Oh! Calcutta! years later in Birmingham, MI. That is the one with all the naked people. I only mention it because the Broadway run was also in 1976. I think the Wiz was on Broadway that year too.

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        • We saw Fiddler on the Roof at a Dinner Theater. That was such a treat!

          It’s hard to like the French (ironic with some French Canadian DNA, hmm), especially since their bloody Revolution. I can’t fully get past the white flag of surrender they are still waving!

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        • I’m pretty sure the movie version of Fiddler is done by Christensen the Jew & Jewison the Christian!

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      • Love Live Theater…but my pocketbook doesn’t’…Saw Chicago years ago & Sister Act but none from your last paragraph…we’ll check them out–Thanks!

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        • stella says:

          I was treated to the original Chicago on Broadway in 1976 by my boss when I and another girl were visiting our offices in New York. I didn’t realize just how lucky I was at the time. I saw it again a couple of years ago at the theater in Royal Oak. They do a very good job (and it’s a lot less expensive than Broadway).

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          • That sounds amazing!!! When I lived in Tulsa a close friend used to get comp tickets to everything. She’d give me a ticket if I made dinner…well eventually that morphed into me putting out posters myself to earn my comp ticket (my husband is the much better cook around here!). We saw Ballet, Symphony, Pops, Jazz, Opera, Off Broadway productions, and even rinky dink more local theatrical productions (I wish I’d kept ticket stubs &/or programs…or maybe they’re buried in my ubiquitous paperwork nightmare to remember everything). At the peak of this we would coordinate our calendars for 3-4X/week (no out of pocket costs) live performances. She went nuts at Christmas & Easter trying to hit as many church musical events as possible in the region.

            Once I got engaged, no before that, because literally Officer Dick pulled us/him over for an out-of-date licence tab on our way home from an opera…& my then boyfriend was sweating bullets in the cop car because he’d just basically put all his money down on an engagement ring & couldn’t afford to correct his license plate til his next paycheck…what I started to say was that I used to do enough poster work to get 2 comp tickets to take Michael along to events…so it was an Extreme Culture Shock to move to Gaylord, MI & go to some local theatrical productions…yikes!

            I wish we could afford that type of stuff now, or have a comp deal like my friend did. We got half our kids & future daughter-in-law to go with us to see a local production of Spamalot (stage version of Monty Python’s Holy Grail) & got “traumatized” by seeing one of the ladies from our church paraded on stage in basically her underwear. That splurge was in honor of our Anniversary & we all had a blast. All of our kids are actually quite gifted on stage & have a great appreciation for live theater having put in varying degrees of sweat equity over the years. When done well it can be breathtaking & it can be more engaging than movies can typically approach…

            Back in Tulsa we saw something headlining Robert Goulet…so we always crack up at that mini scene in Scrooged featuring him. Goulet got upstaged by a local guy who was short, fairly unattractive, & entirely hilarious. They had a couple of mishaps with the set including a scene where someone tied a rope to the radiator to climb out the window & the radiator kept creeping up the wall. The local guy brought down the house with his ad libbing asides & the audience adored him for it!

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        • stella says:

          Have you ever seen the movie Awakening? It is based on a true story, and was also on Broadway in the 1970’s. Stars Robin Williams, but is a very serious drama.

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          • Yes, the movie version. I just referenced it the other day trying to explain an encounter with my autistic son from years ago. He, Josiah, used to do excessive movie quoting, sometimes like half of his language. During Summer & long holiday breaks from school it seemed to get to be nearly 80% of his speech which was really distressing to me & I thought an indicator of his own level of discomfort outside of school routine.

            I used to think this type of speech was rambling & disjointed and mostly ended up tuning it out (he’s just being autistic, whatever)…Well J & I were at one of his doctor’s visits & I got an insight, I think directly from the Lord. At that moment I wondered aloud if it was possible that all the movie quoting was actually him trying to communicate with us but using the voices of characters rather than his own voice. Josiah looked me dead in the eye letting me briefly see his soul & his relief that I finally got it!

            It was uncanny, seeing the real person in there who’d been in there all along but was too complex & unusual in his communication patterns that most of us just wrote him off. Awakenings gives a good representation of real people trapped within themselves that (all too briefly) get to be set free and seen as valid by others.

            I had no idea that the movie quoting was a sophisticated form of speech that my son had developed on his own. It was/is hard for him to speak in his own voice, perhaps too personal, perhaps too much processing involved on the fly. Anyway I’m ashamed to say that I (& our whole family) basically brushed off these communication attempts because I/we didn’t understand them or recognize them for what they were–for YEARS. How hard was it for my son to be ignored & discounted as he kept reaching out to us all but none of us got it?

            An ironic component of all this was that a few years back when J & I were at U of M for one of his many appointments I got in a conversation with a visiting local librarian putting on a kids show at the Family Resource Center where J & I usually hang out after visits. It turns out that this woman was the sister of the Doctor who had originally diagnosed Josiah on the Autism Spectrum. Her brother had left the U of M system years back & had written a book about movie quoting as a language among autistic people! Wow…had we known this, or gotten proper supports, how many years of “damage” to our son (& upheaval & trauma for our family) could have been avoided!

            Sorry to go off that way but Awakenings is a metaphor to me related to Josiah…& it’s a bittersweet thing to discover that there’s a real person there that you couldn’t see for years, that vulnerable child that you have been entrusted with to protect, understand, and raise toward independence. I wonder how much damage was done to Josiah by schools (teachers, staff, & students) because no-one else (to my knowledge) figured out the meaning of the movie quoting before I did…

            Someday I hope to read that doctor’s book & see if there can be further insights gained…but I hope it’s not too late already as the key autism interventions need to happen in childhood…and we’ve battled the system regarding autism since 2001…yikes!

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              ” Josiah looked me dead in the eye letting me briefly see his soul & his relief that I finally got it!” That brought me to instant tears. I can only imagine how you felt.

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            • Lburg says:

              My former best friend had four children – both boys were autistic. G, the elder son, was completely non-verbal and incapable of direct eye contact.

              L, my friend, related a story to me many years ago similar to the one you related about Josiah. G was in the bathtub and suddenly looked at his mother straight in the eye – and she saw his soul. Quickly, she blurted out, “G, you know I love you, right?” He looked at her directly and said, clear as day “Yes Mom.” and then he was gone again.

              It was the first and last time she ever saw his inside. And yet, she knew that wherever he was, he was happy.

              As her friend, my heart would break for her. But they had their secret language, which didn’t always involve words, and that’s how they made it work.

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              • Wow, thanks for sharing that. Thankful the mom got that one little glimpse of her son to help sustain her. Sorry for the loss of your relationship (implied)–I hope the Lord heals all of your hearts & one day, perhaps, facilitates reconciliation…

                My autistic son has many blessings. He will likely never have to fully support himself & his lack of math skills means he’ll probably never fully manage his own money nor have to do taxes (something I despise [continually but do] annually but have always done myself since a teenager). He’ll probably never drive so won’t likely travel alone.

                He has an incredibly active imagination & can write whole stories in his head. It seems that his whole movie repertoire practically lives in his mind–he can virtually watch his favorite flicks in his minds eye & cracks up about some of it like he’s actually seeing it when we’re in random, often boring, places.

                He doesn’t know how to “fake” it, can’t get away with lying, is transparent as possible about himself & anything you might have let slip…

                There was this time at one of his sibling’s soccer games when we were in the stands & he blurts out loudly enough for Everyone on the sidelines to hear “Hey Dad, remember when we peed in the bushes & you told me not to tell Mom!” & that was (I think) totally without guile & actually hilarious to us & everyone else around.

                He seems to experience God with an unveiled face! He loves the Lord deeply & may converse with him in a friendship style manner as has happened on occasion for my husband. He can spend hours in worship on his own, with CDs, DVDs, the web…though he tends to retreat from others while in church (I can relate to that!)…

                He is incredibly free, unfettered by social strictures (painful for sibs while growing up but rather liberating now). He has been an inspiration to others because of how much he has personally overcome & how he is usually joyful & godly in spite of everything.

                He is a blessing to us all…one I wouldn’t likely have chosen if told in advance about the journey but an instrument of God’s choosing wielded to our betterment..iron sharpens iron & all. Autism etc has been the whetting stone around here!

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            • lovely says:

              How beautiful Valerie, thank you for sharing such an inspiring story. To see into a soul and know is one of the most beautiful things in the world. I had no idea about the movie quoting being a form of speech. The world is painted anew every day if we are watching.

              You are a terrific mom!

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              • Thanks so much! We learned about movie quoting language by living it &
                (apparently) by inspiration…I wish we’d learned about it sooner by those that had walked that way before & had then been spared some of the traumas & misunderstandings…but living with autism is an intensely personal & unique experience, for the family & especially for the one so categorized…

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                • lovely says:

                  I understand you live with the child, the young man people, doctors discuss and have knowledge of “objective autism” you blend the two but see the person and then the autism whereas most of the world sees autism as the person.

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                  • Thanks…what a “lovely” insight to share. I’ve always believed there was a person there even when I had virtually no idea how to reach or really understand him.

                    His twin brother, 1 minute older (natural birth that was supposed to include 15 staff people but instead happened “precipitously” with only my husband, mom, & one nurse running in getting just one glove on in time to catch Brandon, but I digress–again!) sometimes “gets” Josiah better/differently than I do, but none of us are truly fluent in his unique idiosyncrasies. Whenever the experts would give us bad news I’d fall back on Only God Knows, & He usually doesn’t fully inform us!

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    • stella says:

      Another good one. So many from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Showboat.

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    • lovely says:

      Two more of my favorites There Will be Blood and A Very Long Engagement (French movie with subtitles) .

      Around the Bend (from yesterday’s answer) .

      A Very Long Engagement

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    • I need to check some of those out. I like Sound of Music and My Fair Lady. I haven’t seen the others you posted.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      I always loved “The Sound of Music” and “The Wizard of Oz”.

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    • Lburg says:

      Another suggestion which came to me (unasked for) which means it really isn’t my idea at all, which makes it so much better! “The Point” by Harry Nilsson.

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  5. “American courage and resilience have been rooted in Christian faith since the pilgrims arrived on this continent.”
    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/07/we_want_god.html#ixzz4nY6FKEZN

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  6. Wooly Covfefe says:

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Seriously?? Mornin’ kids!

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  8. Howie says:

    Always look before you tee off. Range mark, Bearing mark.

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  9. nyetneetot says:

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    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!

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  10. stella says:

    Good for him.

    Former Trump Adviser Sits Down to Testify Before Congress, Then All Hell Breaks Loose

    http://politicsmix.com/former-trump-adviser-sits-down-to-testify-before-congress-then-all-hell-breaks-loose/

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/14/former-trump-aide-tears-apart-house-committee/

    WASHINGTON β€” Former Donald Trump senior adviser Michael Caputo testified behind closed doors Friday before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and tore apart committee members for accusing him for playing a role in Russia’s election meddling.

    Caputo posted his opening and closing statements on PoliticsNY, a site he runs, following his testimony.

    Read what he said at either link.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. stella says:

    I can’t believe there are people who still believe he is Sean Spicer, but they do!

    Liked by 5 people

  12. stella says:

    I wonder if this is the same guy as Spicier:

    Liked by 2 people

  13. stella says:

    Then there is this one:

    Liked by 5 people

  14. stella says:

    Good one, Sundance!

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Wooly Covfefe says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/islams_bizarre_philosophical_problem.html

    This article is brain food. Literary excellence like Francis A. Schaeffer literary excellence.

    Something you want to read out loud, in Ravi Zacharias’ accent.

    Liked by 3 people

    • lovely says:

      Well here is my thought, why bother getting into the intricacies of Islam, why bother looking at it closely when just a peripheral view of it reveals its demonic, pedophile, savage, misogynistic, murderous roots?

      I guess maybe the argument about the divinity of a book could be used to have a philosophical discussion with a “logical Muslim”. <<< Wait I think it just went off the rails right there 😎.

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  16. Howie says:

    Aloha and BonVoyage to all the folks. I am outta the Safe Space the Treehouse haz become. Good Luck to ya! They ran me off after all the years. Sad. Off to find unsafe spaces. Logging out.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. stella says:

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  18. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

    Liked by 4 people

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