General Discussion, Monday, December 31, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    Father Time is counting down the hours of New Year’s Eve until 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 and the clock strikes midnight when Baby 2019 arrives to greet us all…

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  2. Lucille says:

    A couple of vintage New Year’s Eve photos…


    (this photo looks to be of a young Bette Davis)

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

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  4. Lucille says:

    Kenny Rogers – “In the Sweet By-and-By”

    There’s a land that is fairer than day,
    And by faith we can see it afar;
    For the Father waits over the way
    To prepare us a dwelling place there.

    In the sweet by and by,
    We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
    In the sweet by and by,
    We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

    We shall sing on that beautiful shore
    The melodious songs of the blessed;
    And our spirits shall sorrow no more,
    Not a sigh for the blessing of rest.

    To our bountiful Father above,
    We will offer our tribute of praise
    For the glorious gift of His love
    And the blessings that hallow our days.

    Lyrics by S. Fillmore Bennett and Music by Joseph P. Webster

    The Story Behind “In the Sweet By-and-By”
    https://www.godtube.com/popular-hymns/in-the-sweet-by-and-by/

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    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’ rheavolans! (aka “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’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ NC Nana! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Beautiful)
    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!

    Nutella Hot Chocolate With Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon

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  6. nyetneetot says:

    I’m going to watch the ball drop from the hotel room (if I can stay awake).

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  7. lovely says:

    A real tuba made into a real sink.

    Have a beautiful day folks.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    And another year bites the dust! Mornin’ all!

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  9. auscitizenmom says:

    You might find this somewhat amusing. I received a notice from the office of my apartment complex that the cost of my carport had changed because of a change in the sales tax. I originally read that I would be saving over $21 a month. I knew that didn’t make sense, so I read it again. That was what the cost of the carport had changed to. I couldn’t remember what it was previously because it is included in my rent. Well, when I went down to pay the rent I found out that I had saved a whole……………..wait for it…………..2 cents. They had to send out thousands of notices for a 2 cent change in people’s rent. SMH

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Looks like Liz Warren’s going to try to make a run in 2020…after all, DNA testing’s shown her to be .0124% presidential.

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  11. TOG&C says:

    Afternoon Everyone!
    Made the mistake of going to the food store – now DH & I both are fighting off what everyone seems to have :-{
    For our New Year’s Eve picture we have this little guy on a plane from a 1910 Leyendecker Saturday Eveneing Post cover illustration:

    I chose this little guy because he reflects my next series of vintage airplane illustrations. I thought some of the pictures of early flight were fake – but no – they actually took flight in these things!!!

    Here is a link to a Saturday Evening Post story about their New Year’s baby covers: https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2014/12/new-years-babies/ “New Year’s Babies From 1907 to 1943, J.C. Leyendecker’s Baby New Year covers told the history of a nation.”

    Have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve, and may we here at Stella’s and all our country have a Blessed new year growing closer to God. πŸ™‚

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Just posted next door that a 2020 Rat dream-team would be Michelle for President and Barry for VP. Oh that would an interesting and…active…campaign and election.

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  13. Lucille says:

    The room is getting all ballooned up…

    …and I’ll be vicariously living through others’ activities this year…

    Snow is entirely melted and it should be a grand time in the Idaho Panhandle…

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    • lovely says:

      I think I’ll be sound asleep by midnight, still fighting an awful cold. So it looks like I have a dress for next year 😏.

      I went out with a friend for a late lunch, she said at one point “Man you look terrible 😁.

      Life is good πŸ™‚ !

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Well, bless your heart. (for real) ❀

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        • lovely says:

          I never even knew that, “Bless your heart,” could be used as an insult until I went against the dominant mentality at the Tree House about the Biker incident at Twin Peaks. Some one told me it was an insult after I thanked the person who said it to me πŸ˜‚, I thought it was odd because the person was quite angry with me πŸ™ƒ.

          Thank you Aus ❀️.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            It is all in how it is said. Said slowly with venom Well.Bless.Your.Heart is bad. Bless your heart, said warmly and maybe with pity or compassion is good. So, it is hard to know when you are reading it on here. πŸ™„

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          • Menagerie says:

            Always be suspicious if a Southerner says that to you. It’s hardly ever meant in a good way unless addressing a really old person. Like “Bless your heart Uncle Ezekiah, you have had the worst time with that old stove up knee in all this rain. You let Aunt (y’all know that’s ant, right?) Jessaminia make you a poltice to take care of that swellin’, now, hear?”

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            • lovely says:

              So I hear πŸ™ƒ. Poor person at the Tree probably couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t upset over her insult 😏. Ahh well … I actually don’t get upset over insults even when I know that they are insults so… bless my heart?

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                Not much that makes a person who is trying to make you angry, angry themselves, than being nice back to them. LOL I do that all the time………with a sweet smile.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I disagree. You can’t get any more Southern than my cousins and they say it all the time in a good way.

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            • Menagerie says:

              P.S. The bless your heart is a dying art form, another great cultural loss. Seriously. Those dumb azz kids just think they are all the stuff with another round of witless profanity, never understanding the power generations of their ancestors, most especially genteel little ladies, wielded with a bless your heart set down.

              It mattered, it was noticed, and across town the tales were told over supper served with a tall, cold iced sweet tea, perhaps with a bit of mint added to the glass. And the poor victim went home and thought about their transgression. The BYH had power.

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            • czarina33 says:

              My friend is a nurse; she uses it to comfort people in the hospital, meaning it in the good way. It is used here in the Louisiana & Mississippi south mostly in the good way. I don’t run in the social circles where it would be used in the other ways…

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      • tessa50 says:

        Hope you feel better soon, lovely.

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        • lovely says:

          Thanks Tessa. Things are on the upswing it is just a long duration cold and I’m not a great sleeper even when I’m healthy so I’m getting about 3 hours sleep a night which is making me look like a raccoon 🦝.

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  14. Lucille says:

    This remains my favorite New Year’s Eve on film…I play it every year and shed a few tears….

    Waterloo Bridge – Auld Lang Syne Farewell Waltz – Vivien Leigh Robert Taylor

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  15. rheavolans says:

    So. .. A family member mentioned over the holidays that the work with someone with gender dysphoria and this mentally man in question has decided that he is a woman… And gets angry when called by his legal name (that just causes me to wonder about the fragility of the idea that this person has about themselves.)

    Anyway, the conversation got me wondering: who or what protects my right to not have to play along in some gender-dysphoric individual’s fantasy world? I consider playing along with these people as dangerous as telling someone with anorexia that they look fat. Some delusions are extremely dangerous. This is one of them.

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  16. rheavolans says:

    Slack Wyrm and Sir Corpse are having the same kind of New Years Eve party that I am having! πŸ˜€

    https://pin.it/ysry4aqgizikbw

    I thought it was cute.

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    WOW! What’s with next door? The trolls take today off?
    No one went after me with the 22nd Amendment argument when I suggested Michelle might pick Barry as a running mate and there was only one mild rejoinder when I defended the Moslem security patrols in Brooklyn. All that bail and barely a nibble.

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  18. lovely says:

    Savagely funny.

    As one Tweeter said “Eat your heart out Don Rickles.”

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  19. stella says:

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  20. 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.

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  22. Lucille says:

    Just received this email from Scott Taylor (who unfortunately lost his Virginia congressional seat in November to a wretched Dem)…

    Breaking News: I just got word a little bit ago, that President Donald J. Trump signed the Ashanti Alert Act into law.

    Wow, what an amazing New Years Eve! I had a very emotional conversation with her mother and spoke to her father. Now, out of this dark tragedy (Ashanti was abducted & murdered), light and hope will come to many families around the country in 2019. (The Alert is similar to the Amber alert, but is for missing adults in danger).

    Ashanti’s legacy is solidified as she looks down from Heaven, saving lives. We wanted to get this done by the end of the year, and it was signed with a little less than 6 hours to go. So proud of all who helped make this happen.

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  23. auscitizenmom says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. {{hugs}} ❀ ❀

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    We’ve been watching the AKC National Championship Dog Show…sigh…GSDs were just on…

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