General Discussion, Sunday, January 21, 2018

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  1. OregnMuse’s at Ace’s movie thread today is about animated films.

    I had never seen this, and I’m absolutely stunned. No computers rendered any of this. It’s all hand-drawn, inked, and filmed.

    Part one is here. It’s better than Disney, and was never finished. Sad. Disney copied both the villain and the love interest in this one for Aladdin. Straight up copy.

    The animation is so good and detailed, you may want to use the YouTube settings to slow it down to 75% or even 50%. This is the pinnacle of hand-drawn animation.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Stella, is that photo of a beautiful Italian villa interior?

    If so, here is a Pinterest link which shows exteriors of many more villas. A person could get used to such luxury rather quickly, I think.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday, Stellars….

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  4. Lucille says:

    The Fennec fox is a sandy nocturnal desert fox. It is the smallest of the foxes โ€“ even smaller than the domestic cat โ€“ and has oversized ears like pumpkin leaves. With its tiny pointed face, the Fennec fox looks adorable.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Beautiful scenery and enchanting music….

    Michel Pรฉpรฉ ร— Le respir de la terre

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  6. Lburg says:

    Happy Sunday, Stellars! In lieu of the usual break feast prepared by Nyet…. food for thought instead.

    โ€œI would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.โ€ ~ G.K. Chesterton

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  8. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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    • Good morning, Nyet! Thank you for this great breakfast.

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    • Lburg says:

      Good Morning, Nyet and (oh thank heaven for bacon!!!!!) Thank You for Breakfast. Chow’s on!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Ah, bacon, eggs, and toast. Looks good to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • joshua says:

        Bacon…bummer

        Bad news, bacon lovers: This beloved breakfast food may make your skin start to sag well before your AARP card arrives. The reason: Sixty-eight percent of bacon’s calories come from fat, with almost half of that being the saturated variety. Besides contributing to weight gain and increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, saturated fats can cause inflammation that accelerates skin aging.

        Bacon and other processed meats also contain sodium nitrate which, according to a 2013 study published in the journal European Cytokine Network, enhances oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause structural changes in collagen and elastin (the proteins that keep skin looking young), resulting in premature wrinkles, explains St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology researchers. Luckily, you donโ€™t have to give up bacon altogether to keep your skin smooth. Just switch to a nitrate-free variety with less than 2 grams of fat and no more than 1 gram of artery-clogging saturated fat (like Applegate Natural Good Morning Bacon) and cut yourself off after two slices.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Who let this person in who speaks so ill of bacon? Is this person a bacon troll? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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          • joshua says:

            a vastly saddened old white male who would like to lose belly fat and mistakenly went on the internet for advice.

            I posted it in anguish, not in fact…..if there were no bacon, I would have to turn to chicken fried steak and cream gravy for a soul food fix.

            Everyone I grew up had grandmothers that lived into their 90s and even 100s….and they ate everything fried or full of fat….and most smoked Camel cigarettes, dipped snuff, or took a pinch of chewing tobacco somewhere along the path…but they espoused booze and went to church everytime the doors were opened.

            makes no sense to me…..we are maybe living longer, but less happy and fatter and with eye strain from TV and Computer screens.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yup, my maternal grandmother smoked Viceroys and drank while my paternal grandmother didn’t smoke or drink but never let a piece of fatted pork get by her…both lived to a ripe old age.

              The nitrates are used to help retard spoilage and retain a nice color to the product. (f you want to avoid the problems of nitrates and make your own ‘processed’ meats you can do batches and freeze them. I try to avoid the nitrates as much as possible, can’t do it every time, but commercial sources have a large exposure to liability and have to make a visually appealing product sooooooo………

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              • stella says:

                It has become pretty easy to find bacon that is smoked, but not cured. Not that I’d turn down a nice piece of ham or sausage!

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              • joshua says:

                my remembrance was that Viceroys had such a tight dense filter that you could get a hernia trying to such smoke through them….

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  My memories are they tasted like Passaic, New Jersey. I smoked a cigarette when I was quitting that had less tar & nicotine in a whole pack than was to be had in one Marlboro…I almost sucked one inside out trying to get a fix.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I know what you mean. :\ (Oh, and I forgot the “/s” on my last comment. ๐Ÿ™„ )

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Hmmmmmm….wrinkles/bacon….wrinkles/bacon…..what the heck, don’t wanna save myself just to look good for the undertaker.

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        • Lburg says:

          Well while you’re giving up yer bacon, do not stock up on celery!

          (from https://www.thespruce.com/sodium-nitrate-and-sodium-nitrite-facts-996129)
          Snip:

          The reality is that companies that make nitrate-free hot dogs have to use something to substitute for sodium nitrate. Celery juice is a popular choice. And guess what celery juice contains lots of? Sodium nitrate. And guess what that sodium nitrate turns into when you eat it? Sodium nitrite!

          As we said earlier, celery is a natural source of sodium nitrate. (Notice that no one is currently claiming that celery causes cancer or that people should reduce their intake of celery.) But by adding celery juice to their hot dogs, manufacturers can make products loaded with sodium nitrate while legally being able to claim “no added nitrates.” Because all the nitrates are in the celery juice.

          As a matter of fact, these supposedly “natural” or “organic” products sometimes contain twice as much sodium nitrate, even up to a whopping ten times as much sodium nitrate, as conventional products.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, I know I posted it before but your breakfast post reminds me of Sundays when we’d go to the Roosevelt hotel in NOLA for Sunday brunch. It was an amazing place, it had retained all of the bygone grandiosity of its NOLA heyday past.
      They’d use a main dining/ballroom and place food stations with various offerings around the walls, one whole wall devoted to desserts alone. Down the center would be more tables loaded with foods and active chef posts with servers carving various meats and fresh-making things like pancakes, waffles, eggs to order, and a lot of other things. There’d be active stations at the desset table too with bananas foster, baked alaska, cherries jubilee and other freshly prepared goodies.
      The seafood section was amazing – fresh boiled shrimp and crawfish, shrimp cooked at least bthree more ways and either oysters shucked as you watched, grilled, rockefeller or otherwise cooked. Redfish, trout, red snapper or flounder prepared a number of ways, all hot and bubbling from the kitchen.
      That all died before Katrina, the victim of a number of ills. It’s sadly missed, it was a lark.
      You’d get dressed up and spend a few hours eating and drinking at one of the oldest and grandest hotels in the city. Now no one gets dressed, it’s drive-thru at the Mickey-D’s and off to something else, unless you’re a tourist you don’t get dressed for eating and precious few of them do too. Mostly gone, so sad.

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      • joshua says:

        most youth today own no ties, do not tuck in their shirts, could not TIE a tie if they had one, and seem to be unable to get their razor very close to their face.

        but man they do know video games and social media.

        gracious living? not so much….too much bother when you are a smartazz narcissizt wet behind the year with the wisdom of a gerbil.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yeah, ‘formal wear’ is a clean t-shirt

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        • joshua says:

          I LOVE TO GO A-GORGING

          I love to go a-gorging amid great gobs of food,
          And as I do my abdomen continues to protrude.

          Calorie, calorah, calorie, calorah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
          Calorie, calorah, my body is obese.

          Italian food with all its cheese and thick tomato paste,
          It never seems to pass on through but hangs around my waist.

          French cuisine inspires me to even greater heights.
          An eight-course meal is quickly done in seven standard bites.

          A German meal is all I need to make my day complete.
          It’s hard to keep account of all the strudel that I eat.

          At hot dog stands and burger joints to make my power play,
          They bring it in a wheelbarrow instead of in a tray.

          Tune: The Happy Wanderer
          @parody @food
          filename[ AGORGING
          TUNE FILE: HAPWANDR
          CLICK TO PLAY

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          • lovely says:

            I have a peculiar friend, he is in his late 20’s and was telling me about how he goes car-o-ling. I sad do you mean caroling he said no car-o-ling. He would drive around at Christmas time and when he was stuck at a a red light he would open all his windows and his sunroof and play Christmas carols very loudly from his car.

            ๐Ÿ˜

            He said people gave he really weird looks but ended up smiling about it.

            Go figure ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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      • stella says:

        I think casual dress has taken a lot of romance out of life. I loved to dress up and go out with my sweetheart.

        If I hadn’t just eaten, your description of the Roosevelt would make me want to go out and look for a really good brunch!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          The Roosevelt was the last vestige of an era gone by. You go into places like Commanders and you see folks dressed as if they’re going to a pizza parlor. Then again, if you dress with a suit and tie walking in certain NOLA areas you become a target.

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      • Lburg says:

        Czar, you have painted a most splendid picture.

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    • Lucille says:

      Perfection, Nyet, for breaking o’ the fast! Yum on all that bacon!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!! Making myself a Bacon Smoothie!!!!!! I trust Mrs. Nye had a great Russian Christmas…….

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    • lovely says:

      Good evening Nyet ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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  9. Morning all! I love our president, who along with his entire family, has given up so much for us. We are truly blessed that God has given us this man to lead us into a new era of prosperity and freedom.

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  10. joshua says:

    here’s one for ZM…..we sang this in elementary school music class…..

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  11. stella says:

    More on the Italian theme, I ordered a used hardcover copy of Elizabeth David’s, “Italian Food”. It was published originally in 1954; this copy was reprinted in 1996 in Italy.

    When ordering a used book, it is my experience that the seller is optimistic about the condition. Being that this is essentially a cookbook (but much more than that), I was stunned to receive an almost brand new copy of the book, including an unmarred dust jacket. $7.35, including tax and shipping! Really beautiful and interesting/informative book.

    If you are interested:

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  12. Lucille says:

    Juan Browne and family are on a trip to London…

    British Museum Jan 2018
    blancolirio YouTube Channel

    Tower of London Jan 2018

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  13. Lburg says:

    Sunday Bread Miracle and Thankfulnessโ€ฆ..Batch 3 of panettone had rested and was ready to be โ€˜shapedโ€™ (as much as you can shape a dough that has the texture of soft-set jello). I had forgotten to look at my notes from batch #2, so I ran to the computer, saw that I had made two identical loaves and one smaller one and decided to go with what worked for that batch – two 767 gram loaves and one 566 gram loaf.

    So back to the kitchen. I grabbed my plastic bench scraper and proceeded to make three cuts in the rested dough blob. I picked up one baby blob and plopped it into a buttered bowl which was already โ€˜zeroed outโ€™ and sitting on my scale. What? What is THIS? It weighed exactly 767 grams! I laughed with delight that somehow, someway, the first blob weighed what it was supposed to weigh. Grabbed the second blob, plopped that one into the bowl and โ€ฆ. it weighed exactly 767 grams as well.

    I really laughed with that one and sent out huge amounts of gratitude for the unseen hand that had guided mine to make the correct cuts to the dough blob.

    I made a lot of bread. I bake at least twice a week. I NEVER get the cuts right the first time around. Of course, now I have to amend that statement and remember, with gratitude, the time that I made the right cuts the first time around. Maybe it had something to do with making this batch specifically for my sonโ€™s birthday. Perhaps it was just me listening (for a change) to my inner voice instead of arguing with it. Whatever it was, I will remain astoundedโ€ฆ..and thankful.

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  14. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Thank you for your prayers of support. This month is working in the esophagus. Around the first week in March, will be the cancer update.
    Thank you……

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  15. Joe X says:

    Then the little congregation
    Prayed for guidance from above
    “Lead us not into temptation
    Bless this hour of meditation
    Guide him with eternal love”

    GOD lives in all of us, whether we like it or not.

    And the little congregation
    Prayed for guidance from above
    “Lead us not into temptation,
    May his soul find the salvation,
    Of thy great eternal love”
    JJJ

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  16. michellc says:

    Sorry guys I’ve been away awhile and haven’t checked in. Life sometimes throws you lots of curve balls and it has thrown several the past few months.

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  17. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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.

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Since we have a cookbook jag of sorts going on may I suggest one of my favorites (OK, I will)? Jeff Smith’s “The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors…”. You might remember Jeff, he had a PBS show back when and a newspaper column. This particular book, one of a few he wrote, has recipes from immigrant sources from a number of cultures and they are all good. Time to pull my copy down and go to work.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      I also like his book called “The Frugal Gourmet Cooks three ancient cuisines, China, Greece, Rome”. Lots of good recipes.

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