General Discussion, Thursday, June 28, 2018

Paper-pieced quilt made for grandson #1 “Mariana’s baby quilt” from the movie, How to Make An American Quilt

Baby quilt for grandson #2. Foundation-pieced animal quilt blocks.

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162 Responses to General Discussion, Thursday, June 28, 2018

    • The second quilt looks like stained glass. So pretty!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Fast becoming a lost art……beautiful…….

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    • czarina33 says:

      When my aunt in Springfield, MO, died, the executor sold off her possessions & distributed the proceeds to her sisters. Without asking, they sold a large stack of homemade quilts made by her & our grandmother…what a loss. I remember sleeping under quilts my mother brought from grandma’s, for so many years they literally fell apart from use. They were all geometric patterns, pieced on flour sack backing. Stuffed with cotton, probably from what my grandfather grew & the children picked.

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      • lovely says:

        So sorry Czarina. Some things are so full of memories that they are a treasure and the wear makes them all that more precious to us.

        One of my favorite songs from my childhood is Cat Stevens “Oh Very Young”

        That song probably formed a good part of who I am, the dance of life is short, everything here is temporary except our souls,

        Oh very young, what will you leave us this time
        You’re only dancin’ on this earth for a short while
        And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
        They will vanish away like your dads best jeans
        Denim blue, faded up to the sky
        And though you want them to last forever
        You know they never will
        (You know they never will)
        And the patches make the goodbye harder still.

        And the patches make the goodbye harder still, can almost always make me weepy and nostalgic.

        How the Cat ever became a Muslim I will never understand, I pray for him.

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Lucille, yesterday I ended up monkeying around all day (other than mowing half the lawn because the other half was too wet) so today I still need to clean my house. Beautiful quilts.

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  1. Lucille says:

    STORM AND LIGHTNING COMPILATION

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  2. Gil says:

    Quilting is such a neat hobby and rewarding . I like the soft books you can make for babies. Ive made a few quick blankets and pillow cases. If i ever can find someone to teach me quilting and get the time i will do it.

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    • stella says:

      If you already sew, you should have no trouble. The main thing is measuring correctly, and sewing seams that are accurate and uniform in size. Pick up a quilt book cheap (one that is for beginners), pick a simple pattern, and make something small – a wall hanging, pillow top, pot holder etc.

      My first project was to make two pillows that match a quilt my mother made for me. Then I decided to make a queen-size quilt that was an easy pattern (See tomorrow’s pic). Don’t do that if you plan to actually quilt it yourself. I did that, and it came out okay, but working with that size isn’t easy.

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    • lovely says:

      Gil what part of California are you in if you don’t mind saying, my mother in law is in the Concord area and she teaches quilting I’m sure she would be happy to teach you.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    101 on the back porch today – 3rd day running. Luckily the humidity’s below 45% of it would be sticky too.

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    • Morning czar. Itโ€™s shaping up to be a long hot summer.

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      • Lucille says:

        Jimmie Rodgers – A Singer Silenced
        Published on Dec 20, 2010
        This is the story of singer Jimmie Rodgers whose successful pop career was cut short by Spasmodic Dysphonia, a vocal disorder that affects the nerves and muscles that control the larynx.

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        • Good find, Lucille!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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          • Lucille says:

            The Jimmie Rodgers YT was in the sidebar when I went looking for the film (TLHS has always been one of my favs). Rodgers very briefly mentions the incident when he was found in his car by the side of the freeway with a concussion. He doesn’t remember much, only that someone assaulted him.

            The police say he staggered and fell as he got out of the car when he was stopped for erratic driving. And then they PUT HIM IN HIS CAR AND LEFT HIM THERE! No calling an ambulance or notifying headquarters that a man was injured during a stop. He was found by a friend who went looking for him.

            I remember when it happened…a big story in L. A. He thinks it was one policeman who for an unknown reason assaulted him and the other two helped him cover it up. All the three policemen ever got was a reprimand for not following procedure. Ya think! Anyway, he sued the police department but only got a couple hundred thousand. The whole thing remains a mystery to this day.

            Learning in the vid that he was born in Camas, Washington was a surprise. It’s a darling little town right outside Vancouver with an old-fashioned main street shopping area. Been there many times.

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            • I had regular cable for a while with AMC and could see movies Iโ€™d never seen before. Iโ€™d heard of that one, but never seen it. Thatโ€™s a terrible thing that happened to Rodgers. I hate thinking that policemen would do something like that, but there are good and bad in every profession.

              The little town sounds nice. Iโ€™ve barely been outside of Texas. I would be willing to travel, but only if we could get an RV so I had space to move around. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Based on a short story, by a Southern author. Canโ€™t recall his name………

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We’ve hasd hot ‘uns before, hotter than this, but as early as it was it knocked the hech out of my tomatoes and beans,

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  4. rheavolans says:

    Is there a name for the type of deception people engage in when they ignore you about a matter, the matter gets resolved, and then they come racing back in a panic because they final made a decision and want the closed matter reopened?

    Work has been pretty bad this week. It would be better if people stopped assuming that I will guess what they want done simply by magic. And then I got told how important someone who engaged in the type of deceit I mentioned above and who caused a lot of problems by ignoring me for a week was to the company.

    I thought that this was the job I had been waiting for. Now I think I was wrong.

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    • The grass isn’t always greener…

      If you can see through the deception, you have the upper hand.

      We have a server who went to another restaurant, and came back saying that to all of us.

      “The grass isn’t always greener.”

      A new restaurant is opening in town soon. It will be a nuclear bomb of drama. Front and back of house managers, and all the staff, they are all the people every restaurant in town is glad to be rid of, for the drama and deception they produce. They’re like Pigpen in Peanuts comics. Just sweating and emanating drama and deception, in a visible cloud.

      Rhea, I hope you get the job you need, and I feel you. I’m so glad I work with the people I work with.

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      • rheavolans says:

        Thanks, Wooly. I am really disappointed that I have to start job hunting again. At least at the moment I can keep working where I am.

        It’s not the problem that this person caused that made me upset, it’s being told how important this person is to the company. That was the straw that broke the camels back. We could have avoided a lot of trouble yesterday if this person had bothered to respond. And they aren’t upper management, either.

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      • lovely says:

        Theyโ€™re like Pigpen in Peanuts comics.

        You have such a great way with words Wooly, such a picture you paint!

        I have a co-worker who is a friend, we do things outside of work together and she and I are very much alike in our world view although we are certainly on different roads.

        We have a certain co-worker who is about as slow in her work ethic as maple syrup on a cold day in Vermont. She is about as wide as she is tall. Always, always, tries to shift her workload off onto other people.

        One day my friend and I were sitting together at her desk when the certain co-worker walked by, her usual look, thousand mile stare, kind of toddling, probably looking for some one to ask “Can you hep me?”. She always says “I just have a smidge left to do” ๐Ÿ™„ and when she hands it off to her victim the reality is that she has done about 10% of the workload and the victim is left with 90% of the case plus their own workload.

        My co-worker/friend says “D*mn, every time you see her you just know the only thing going through her big ol’ head is some tweedly-dee music, ๐ŸŽผ dup-a-do-dup-a-dee ๐ŸŽผ “.

        ๐Ÿ˜‚

        My friend paints wth words, now ever time I see the tweediler I hear my friend singing in my ear ๐ŸŽผ dup-a-do-dup-a-dee ๐ŸŽผ and it is just absolutely spot on and hilarious!

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    • Iโ€™m sorry, Rhea. Wooly had a great response to this. Every job is going to have itโ€™s bad moments, unfortunately. My husband has had jobs he loved for years and then someone new comes along and ruins it for everyone. Iโ€™m not sure that stuff is inescapable. The good thing is, you have a job while you are job hunting, so hopefully you will have time to find something you like better. I went through a number of jobs when I first moved to Dallas trying to figure out what I liked to do. Maybe with the economy starting to rev up, there will be more options available for you.

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    • stella says:

      People being what they are, there are ups and downs in every job, and sometimes the downs last a while. Hang in there!

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    • stella says:

      Another tip – put every controversial conversation in writing, copying others if it is appropriate.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Have you ever considered beating people to death that you perceive some slight insult from? It seems to work for Mrs. Nyet.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Hang in there. I stayed at a job for 25 years that way. Sometimes it was impossible, sometimes I hated getting up in the morning, sometimes difficult people worked there or in supervisory positions above us at other locations, sometimes it was great & the challenges were interesting and possible. We often felt they didn’t listen to us, the current “emergency project” had to be dropped for a new “emegency project”, & the regulations we had to abide by were always changing in the name of progress, but usually to make life more complicated (yes, it was a government job!). But most of us were good people who could band together to get the job done, & hold up until the bad person left (usually for a “better job!”). I became very flexible. Eventually I reached a supervisory position where I could be part of getting the difficult people to leave, often thru careful monitoring, documentation & manipulation. What I’m saying is if you stay with it you can probably learn how to manage it to your benefit.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Rhea, when I was young I job hopped pretty frequently. People drove me crazy. I could not tolerate the one or two bad people (I was probably that bad person to some) and off I would go. Only to get to the next job and find different problems.

      If you like your job and especially if there is a future there, you should carefully consider czarina’s advice to you. It is very unlikely that you will ever find a place where there isn’t a problem person or two. You will lose out on raises, although when you’re young you can often jump to a better job. You won’t accrue vacation and leave time.

      There are many things to consider. All I can say definitively is that up until my last job, I never found the peaceful workplace I wanted. Even running my own business, there were people to deal with who made things difficult sometimes. You might think as a business owner you can choose, or that you do things on your terms. Nope, not if you want to run a good and profitable business.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, it’s called regular business. If only every job could be the perfect but the truth is most aren’t.
      I’ve had jobs I thought I wanted only to find cutthroats, backstabbers and idea/credt thieves galore. Trick is to ignore them – damage has been done – and find out if your direct management knows what’s going on and approves of it. If management is more interested in the results than the process you either have to work through it or find a new job.
      There’s also the possibility that your irritant is someone above’s pet. One of my bosses was cozying up to two woment in my section. One was the wife of someone in management way above him and the other some slinky squeeze he was tapping on the side. The favoritism was blastant and, when he tried to steal the credit for one of my projects (it went government-wide and got me a nice fat cash bonus) for the woman married to his boss’s boss I torpedoed him big time. As I knew management didn’t care about his cavorting and he was going to be promotedI left the section for someplace else.
      All boils down to how much you can stand. It’s management’s call, they have thr vresponsibility of policing the ranks and maintaining a harmonious and productive workforce and if they don’t it’s either because they don’t want to or are incompetent. How much can you take for how long?

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Years ago, I had a very young friend who got a job at a small, family run contact lens business. She did very well and made very few mistakes on the lenses. The problem was the owner’s daughter worked there and messed up lenses all the time and they were very expensive. My friend got fed up and gave the owner a choice, it was the daughter or her. (LOL You can see where this is going. I warned her). The next day my friend called and said she was fired on the spot and walked to the door immediately. Blood is thicker than water in that case.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Paternalism is a problem. That woman I mentioned who was an upper boss’s wife was alson a Mardi Gras krewe member. Wasn’t unusual for upper management from DC to show up at our shop for an ‘assistance’ vist right about when his/her Krewes would roll and – gasp – they’d get a free ride! Most of management I knew would tell you he couldn’t pour pee out of a boot but he stayed in place.
          She moved up to our boss’s slot when he moved into his boss’s – she just happened to take the three ‘mystery’ classes that showed up as required on the job app – and both he and she retired at about the same time with fat Federal retirements.
          The other option is that if mom/dad doesn’t keep child at work said child just might not leave home…

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    • lovely says:

      Everyone here has given you great advice Rhea.

      Here is my input do what they have said, keep records. Talk only to your super about personality or work problems. Your superior is very likely happy to have the warm body of your co-worker there even if she is only semi-competent and a whiner. Bosses, big wigs are exemplary at compartmentalizing and they are really not interested in interpersonal office disputes even if it affects morale at the office. They are only interested in productivity and reaching their goal for the day, week, moth. Bosses are bottom liners.

      Bosses generally consider complaints about other employees whining, even the complaint is valid the boss got where he or she is by working around and in spite of idiots or through they got where they are through nepotism and they themselves are part of the problem.

      You have to decide if you want to go on to new problem co-workers or learn to deal with your current ones. Rarely does anyone find the perfect working environment or co-workers, or even just a competent well oiled machine to become a component in, people are always throwing pebbles and rocks in the cogs. It is the nature of the work place and most often the the rock thrower blames the person who gets the rock out of machine and cites the oil on the the rock removers hands as evidence of fault.

      Meh….

      The biggest thing to know is that it is not personal. The co-workers who are a problem were a problem before you started work there and will be a problem after you leave. It has nothing to do with you. Nothing.

      And keep in mind regardless of what the boss says to your face he or she knows exactly what is going on. The big cheese will never say anything negative about anyone, especially to a new person, the boss does not want to hear from any of his employees “You told so and so…”

      My advice, learn your boss, my boss loves me.

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      • stella says:

        I agree with all of the above. One thing I will add is that I was dressed down once by a manager in front of the Personnel Manager and my immediate supervisor because HE made a mistake, and I called him on it. He wanted to blame it on me. I wrote a memo about what had happened, and asked the Personnel Manager to include it in my Personnel file. An extension of keeping records.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          And always keep a copy with a note on who you gave it to and the time/date you did so. Things have a way of falling out of personnel files and into trash cans.

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        • lovely says:

          Always have a written/digital trail. Something I learned not at work but when I started to need to see doctors about health issues

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Working that issue with one of my sons right now. Doc prescribed two meds for him that have a potentially bad interaction – his pharmacist should have caught it. I had him call his doc back but his doc said that despite the big red warning sign the reaction verrrrrry rarely happens. I told him to call back, tell him he wanted a specific blood test at regular intervals (early symptoms of reaction equate to his pre-medication symptoms) and to make sure that his concerns were noted in his records. At his next visit he should also get a copy of his records to make sure his concerns were noted.
            That usually gets the doc’s attention. People forget, or are cowed by the doc, that THEY OWN that block of time, thety are hiring the doctor to provide care and the appoinbtment’s actually a commercial transaction. You’d be surprised at the number of malpractice suiots that are dismissed because the patient trusted the doctor to take care of all the details and come court time to recover for damages…..whoops.
            The docs at my clinic are primarily feeders whose job it is to push you to the specialists one expensive rung above. Most of them have been replaced with medical extenders (NPs, PAs…no offense Alaska reader) as it’s cheaper to hire them to march down the warren of examing rooms and push patients to the specialists. I’ve had a few booboos made and docs rankle at my demading certain things be included and my asking for post-visit copies of my records. Then again, I own them for that visit, it’s my health and concerns that are paramount and it keeps them on their toes.
            Rant out…just hit me at the right/wrong time for this topic.

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          • czarina33 says:

            One of the best things you can do is take a steno notebook, put your meds & medical history in it (some of my patients keep a running history on their computers, then take a copy with them to all appointments), and take it to all appointments & to the hospital with you. Make notes of what you are told, who said it, date & time. Good idea to take a family member or friend to take the notes, especially if you are sick, as your thresholds are low. When in the hospital, nurses must tell you every medicine you are given, write them down along with every test & xray. Write the name of every doctor who comes in. Makes everyone more careful to do everything right, and provides documentation if you get billed for something which didn’t happen.

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            • lovely says:

              Great advice Czarina ๐Ÿ™‚ . Thank you.

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            • lovely says:

              Funny story about requesting records, my husband’s uncle was a very bright man, whenever he went to the doctor he researched what ailed him before he went for an office visit.

              One day something happened with his doctor, perhaps he was retiring I don’t remember.

              So the uncle requested his medical records, there were lots of side notes from the doctor, most of them went something like this “Patient has done research but has no idea what he is talking about. Nut case.”

              It was so funny, these were all hand written remarks on paper before everything was computerized.

              “Mr. Know it-all.”

              The Uncle almost died laughing telling the story about reading years of notes about what aunt case the doctor thought he was!

              “Carnac has self diagnosed again.”

              Anyone else would probably be offended but the Uncle thought it was hilarious.

              PS Uncle really was a nutcase in spite of or because of his intelligence.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I agree with your advice lovely, but I would add two things. Having been in management for some time, with several companies, and being responsible for a large number of people, there is a different perspective from the boss, and it’s relevant.

        Management, if they are good, and if the company has values, will deal with serious issues from employees. What you deem serious and what they are going to deal with might not always be the same. Also, because of legalities management has to cross the t’s before final action such as termination can happen.

        But this is what I really want to say. From day one of my promotions, I felt like I was babystitting frequently. Damned near everybody has a bitch, and frankly, most of them are things a teenager wouldn’t whine about. So, seeing how their day is interupted by often dozens of whines of no real consequence, of course it may take longer for them to see and react to real problems. It takes a lot more to make the “Give A Damn” alarm go off when it is so abused.

        Yes, this is not fair to hard working people who never complain, but it is reality.

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        • lovely says:

          I agree with you 100 % Menagerie.

          Having been in management for some time, with several companies, and being responsible for a large number of people, there is a different perspective from the boss, and itโ€™s relevant.

          My observation is that most worker bees and I use the term for those who work and those who don’t) think that everything is relevant.

          Most people bring home to work and work home.

          Managers especially the big boss simply does not do this.

          I explain to people that if they can solve a problem, solve it, the boss is not interested in anything that is not serious or a detriment to the company, solve it on your own.

          I have found a very good way of stopping the whining is to cut the person off once you know that it is going to be a long monologue and say, “I have confidence in your ability to turn a negative into a positive, I want you to work on it and see what you can do – I expect you to come back to give me a happy update on your progress in this situation.”

          St John Vianney taught me well ๐Ÿ™‚ !

          Most complainers don’t like to be around a positive person, my boss just shakes his head and smiles when he sees it in action.

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    • John Denney says:

      My experience has been that if you focus on the job, things will be ok.
      Tell the boss if you lack adequate resources to do the job.
      Tell the boss your ideas for changes to make the job more efficient or to produce better quality.
      Accept the boss’s decision.
      Ignore the petty jealousies of co-workers.
      Give struggling co-workers sound, friendly advice on how better to do their jobs.

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    • rheavolans says:

      Thank you for the good advice everyone. I appreciate it a lot more than I can express. I know there’s not going to be a perfect job out there; but …I don’t know. I wanted my boss to hear my side of the incident in question, but that didn’t happen because they didn’t want to listen. Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I do feel like my better employers in the past did listen to me when I had something to say about things that happened at work, even in the instances where we both knew that nothing could be done to change the situation.

      My plan always was in year or two I would start job hunting again. Maybe not with the intention of leaving, but to see what’s out there, and maybe eventually fulfill my dream of moving back to Michigan. So, the timeline got moved up.

      I will keep what you have all said in mind, though I’m not gonna lie, I’m not looking forward to having to write things down again. I’m still doing my work to the best of my ability, and I’ll stay there as long as I can.

      Thanks, everyone.

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  5. 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)
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    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)
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    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
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    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
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    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
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    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)
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    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
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    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’ rheavolans! (aka “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!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  6. stella says:

    Here are five judges who could potentially replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy.

    https://www.weeklystandard.com/fred-barnes/kennedy-retires-five-names-on-the-supreme-court-shortlist

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! Rhea, this one’s for you – trust me, there’s at least one in EVERY job….

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  8. stella says:

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  9. Morning all! (Ooops! Late to the party again!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here is one of my favorite Escher’s: “Balcony” 1945

    Here is an interesting perspective of what would be an otherwise ordinary spiral staircase (you can see the tips of the front of someones sneakers on the left ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). This may be a lighthouse staircase:

    Here is our fadeaway illustration – she had better be careful not to lean back!

    …and for our painting we have the bright & cheerful “On the Deck” by Abbott Fuller Graves – Date unknown. She is in a much safer pose!

    I did not realize you made those beautiful & interesting quilts Stella! (I had to put on a second pair of glasses to read the smaller print). I really like quilts because they tell a story to future people who see them. It is a way of teaching (usually family) history.

    Back to straightening out a billing problem from the doctor’s office Grrrr! Any bets on how long it will take?

    Have a great day everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. lovely says:

    Day 4 for these boys. The US sent a team to help. Things do not look good. The boys range in age from 11 to 16, their coach I have learned for the first time is only 25.

    US rescue team aids desperate search for Thailand soccer team missing in cave

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/06/28/thailand-cave-rescue-us-helps-search-missing-soccer-team/741186002/

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  12. Lucille says:

    Some vintage ads and posters…

    From 1965…

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  13. stella says:

    For โ€˜Migrantsโ€™ and โ€˜Asylumโ€™ Spoofers, the Partyโ€™s Nearly Over

    https://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/for-migrants-and-asylum-spoofers-the-partys-nearly-over/

    The issue of โ€œimmigrationโ€ has now reached a critical mass on both sides of the Atlantic, with Latin Americans marching on the U.S. across the southern border and mostly Muslim โ€œmigrantsโ€ trekking to the European version of El Norte โ€” France, Germany, and England โ€” for the same reason: because thatโ€™s where the money and the free stuff is. The media is presenting what amounts to a slow-rolling invasion of the hemispheric North by the South as a โ€œcrisis,โ€ and it is, just not the way theyโ€™d have you believe. In the greatest concerted propaganda exercise in history, newspapers, television outlets, and the internet in both America and Europe are filled with pictures of crying children separated from their โ€œparentsโ€ (maybe), and Africans bobbing helplessly on dinghies in the Mediterranean โ€” as if some great natural disaster had occurred.

    It has. Under the buzzword cloak of โ€œmigrationโ€ โ€” a word especially chosen to remind Americans of their legal immigrant forebears, and Europeans of their collective lack of โ€œdiversityโ€ โ€” is a relentless assault on national sovereignty and political borders. Itโ€™s cudgeled by โ€œracismโ€ and blessed by โ€œtoleranceโ€ in order to achieve the Leftโ€™s goal of One Worldism in its purest form โ€” a cultural-Marxist endeavor to improve the self-esteem of the Third World by bringing the industrialized, civilized First World down to its nasty, brutish level. In the meantime, they mean to swamp the legitimate immigration and asylum systems of both continents, render them helpless, and break them. Structures that had been put in place to deal with individuals, or with persecuted groups of people, have suddenly been targeted as the soft underbelly of Western compassion โ€” the Cloward-Piven strategy writ largeโ€ฆ

    And much, much, more.

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    • rheavolans says:

      Yes, I’m aware my ancestors migrated here, but unfortunately, i learned history and planned my college courses so that I could skip out a semester of hearing how much America sucked under the guise of “history credit.” Once upon a time, people came to America because they wanted to make a better life for themselves, not because they wanted to lay back in the welfare hammock and let the rest of the country take care of them.

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  14. lovely says:

    Look what I found about yesterdays “white dog” post.

    Jean-Marie Donatโ€™s TeddyBรคr collection of surreal photographs from the mid-20th century proves it is still possible to discover genuine unearthliness in a vintage find

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2015/jul/19/the-mysterious-german-fad-for-posing-with-a-polar-bear-imitator

    (Hat tip to @undine)

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    Debate tonight starting any minute here in FL between Putnam and DeSantis for Gov of FL. Will be aired on FOX NEWS.

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    This is too funny. A couple from a few doors down, brought a chair and are sitting right behind the fence at the end of my patio while he fishes. My doggie has been barking for the last hour at them. And, they could move just a few more feet and she wouldn’t be able to see them. I opened the sliding glass door about 6 inches so they could hear her a little better and the silly dog got all nervous about it, moved away from the door and kept barking. They are still out there. Oops, no, they finally moved.

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  17. stella says:

    Surprise, surprise!

    โ€˜JournoListโ€™ 2 Revealed, over 400 โ€˜Left-Of-Centerโ€™ Members

    An โ€œoff-the-recordโ€ private discussion group for left-wing journalists, similar to the controversial โ€œJournoListโ€ cabal, has been discovered.

    The group, which is hosted on Google Groups, was discovered after messages from New York Magazine journalist Jesse Singal were leaked.

    โ€œThe listserv, per its โ€˜Aboutโ€™ page, aims to provide an โ€˜off-the-record discussion forum for left-of-center journalists, authors, academics, and wonks.โ€™ It has been around for at least eight years (I found discussion posts dating back as far as 2010), and has just over 400 members (403 at the time of this writing),โ€ reported Jezebel. โ€œThese members include New York Times best-selling authors, Ivy League academics, magazine editors, and other public intellectualsโ€”in short, a lot of important people who influence public discourse through their written work.โ€

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/06/28/journolist-2-discovered-over-400-left-of-center-members/

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  18. 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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