General Discussion, Thursday, April 25, 2019

On April 25, 1961, a patent was issued to Robert Noyce for the first microchip.

Wikipedia:

Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed “the Mayor of Silicon Valley,” was an American physicist who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the realization of the first integrated circuit or microchip that fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name.

In July 1959, he filed for U.S. Patent 2,981,877 “Semiconductor Device and Lead Structure”, a type of integrated circuit. This independent effort was recorded only a few months after the key findings of inventor Jack Kilby. For his co-invention of the integrated circuit and its world-transforming impact, three presidents of the United States honored him.

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191 Responses to General Discussion, Thursday, April 25, 2019

  1. Lucille says:

    Amazing Video Shows Baby Who Had Experimental Surgery to Fix Spina Bifida While Still in the Womb
    By Micaiah Bilger – April 24, 2019 | 4:51PM WASHINGTON, DC
    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/04/24/amazing-video-shows-baby-who-had-experimental-surgery-to-fix-spina-bifida-while-still-in-the-womb/

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    I used to enjoy electronics so much, I’d have the two-inch thick old Radio Shack, and other, parts catalogs in my nightstand. You’d be able to make circuit boards using perf boards and connecting pins, you’d be able to wind your own coils and chokes, build your own equipment.

    ICs didn’t change it much, it became more knowing which circuits to string together and how, but it was still fun and doable. Ahhh, the old days, I can still put a desktop computer together but the question is: “why?”. Now it’s easier and cheaper now to just buy one assembled and you don’t run the risk of it being obsolete by the time you pop the parts together.

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    • Too funny. And with those fun-to-look through Radio Shack catalogs, there was the Heathkit catalog.

      I remember in our 8th grade science class, we got to help our instructor build his Heathkit color tv. Well, one might question our instructor’s thinking about allowing 2 13 year olds to even look at his kit much less work on it. But it was an advanced class, so who knows. It was fun. The tv worked.

      And none of us actually believed his “claim” that he was from the Constellation Orion! LOL

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    • Menagerie says:

      My husband could spend an hour or more in Radio Shack back in the day, looking at all those doohickeys. After I checked out their telephones and cassette players, it was all boredom for me.

      That being said, I can hang in there with him in plumbing and electrical supply aisles at the Depot, even in the hardware department, and I know what most of it is. But I never got into Radio Shack.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Procrastination…

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  4. Goooood early am Thursday morning to all at Stella’s!

    From my post yesterday over at the Treehouse, thought I would share it here.

    Shalom and bless all of you over here!

    Excerpt from:

    PRELUDE TO AN APOCALYPSE: Vol VII, No.1

    There was a fire of the Heart of God hidden away
    Beneath the moorings of a timeless dimension
    Bound by the chains of Time until Dominion Day
    A trial before chains were broken by an Ascension

    Behold! The Gates of slipping, passing Time,
    Open! Breaking out of the old and dying paradigm
    As the master and father of false wisdom and lies below,
    Tries to keep the imprisoned treasure from the new adagio
    That Heaven will begin to sing anew before the nations
    Upsetting, disturbing, unsettling the Original foundations
    Of all commonly accepted and normally understood
    Law and laws of earthen wisdom, flesh, blood and wood

    O! Glorious day of the new coming Spring of God
    A new version and manifestation of the power of Aaron’s rod
    In the glory of the New Testament Truth and Power
    Waiting to cross the threshold of an emerging hour
    That will change the course of the whole Creation
    And usher in the Beginning of the End
    Of a fading Age and Dispensation

    Angelle Staria
    Works of Word Art

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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)
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    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
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    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  6. lovely says:

    Good morning kiddos 🙂 !

    10 beautiful things

    1) I can still smell the scent of this glue and feel its inexcusable lameness at holding things together.

    2) The NYT ran an opinion piece that says President Trump is right about the need for a wall on our southern border.

    NYT << Not a typo!

    😮

    When even the NYT acknowledges there’s a crisis at the border and we need a wall. __Donald Trump Jr.

    3) “If it weren’t for Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.”

    “President Obama is responsible for that, and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.”__James Clapper responding to Anderson Cooper

    😎

    4) “If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big.”__President Donald Trump

    also

    “There is a storm coming.”__President Trump

    5)

    6)

    The good news for Joe Biden is if the campaign rollout fails for a 3rd time, he’ll still get 4 more tries before catching Hillary__Sean Spicier

    7) Art Nouveau Lamp.

    8) Remember that we are at war folks.

    This is absolutely true.

    Apologizing for telling the truth will not fix the crazy that made people demand the apology in the first place.

    Never apologize to an outrage mob.

    It’s not about YOU, it’s all about THEM.

    __Carpe Donktum

    9) Cloves

    10) Shelter dogs and cats getting forever homes.

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    • Love the lamp! It’s a work of art. Another win for us… President Trump is going to get rid of the a department that handles business administration. Yesterday he signed an EO transferring the handling of background checks to the DOD at the Pentagon, which takes the politics out of it. We’ve never had a president that got rid of departments… they’ve only ever added them. Love it!

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    • Menagerie says:

      I love that lamp, and all the other happys! Good morning lovely.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Ahhhhh…the full bouquet and mouthfeel of white library paste.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day to you, lovely! Thanks for another excellent list!

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      • bjosz says:

        So beautiful, Lucille !

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      • Lucille says:

        Lovely, note that the book on the table is entitled “Dana’s Manual of Mineralogy” which was written by William E. Ford. Published by John Wiley & Son in 1915, the original is for sale on the Internet (see https://www.amazon.com/Danas-Manual-Mineralogy-William-Ford/dp/B000PVDKNS). There doesn’t seem to be a synopsis except to say that it is an elementary introduction to the subject.

        A completely new version is available online for about $25. Obviously the science has advanced immensely since 1915. I think it would be fun to have the original, though.

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        • stella says:

          I have a chemistry book published in 1810. Basic unit of energy was heat.

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          • Lucille says:

            Sounds like I would have gotten along just fine in 1810…but then chemistry and physics were/are terrible subjects for me.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I have a Paul Prudhomme cookbook where the basic unit of energy is cayenne pepper.

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            • Menagerie says:

              Since I can almost never follow a recipe to save my life, I’ve gotten rid of most of my cookbooks. But I kept Justin Wilson’s.

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            • Well, since you know I grew up in NOLA, you can guess how much of that kind of food I ate.

              Mother’s side of the family was French Cajun.

              Paul died in my hometown about 4 years ago. RIP

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Yeah, he was one of our favorites, we’d do lunch at his place. We were friends with his old prep chef who basically started the Culinary Arts (first one) program at Delgado and we got connected to a lot of the chefs in the late 80s and 90s thru Czarina’s and my work. In loved Austin Leslie’s fried chicken, when he moved to Jacques-Imos I clogged more than one artery eating there.
                New post-K chefs are changing eating here a lot but we still have some of our old haunts that survived K and the post-K carpetbagger millennials.

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                • Okay, I’ve just eaten…now ur makin’ me hungry before the next alotted meal.

                  I assume you are talking about Delgado College, yes?

                  Had to down to NOLA for a procedure my dad had done in 10.2017. While there, we went to Crabby Jack’s on Jefferson Hwy in Harahan. Shrimp po-boy heaven. So many shrimp they were falling out of the sandwich. There ain’t nothing like a NO po-boy sandwich! Now, NO style red beans, rice and sausage with real French garlic butter…comes close.

                  Are ‘ya hungry yet? 😉

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    My fav was Deanie’s on Haynes and the shrimp loaf. For those who haven’t eaten there they’d take a standard loaf of white bread (unsliced), cut a hole in the top, scoop out the bread leaving a huge cavity and then fill it with fried shrimp (swimpses in the Haynes vernacular) or fried oysters…or both. That and an ice cold beer.

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                  • Ahhh……just go head, keep up the torment! 🤣

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Stuff’s gotten tight in the area, Dockside moved from Downman and Haynes to Picayune due to clientele issues.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Delgado Community College.

                    Remember when you could go out to eat in Gentilly without having to carry ac gun? Whitey’s, Teddy’s (home of the world’s B EST french fry po’boy), the lunch counter at the Vasquez grocery store…how times change.

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                  • Yes. Lived in Gentilly after we moved from the Garden District. Dad had a snowball stand at the intersection of Elysian Fields and Gentilly Blvd one summer. I used to go out to the strip mall on Gentilly Blvd near the Baptist Seminary.

                    Things began to change even before I left for good. When I was a kid, you could trick or treat at 10-12 years old at night without parents…at least in the Garden District.

                    Do you remember Isadore Newman school on Jefferson Avenue? Jewish school. Very expensive. Still one of the top schools in the nation. Tuition is almost like an Ivy League U. My grandma taught there a long time, even past retirement age. I loved going to their science project fairs. Most of the kids were in wealthy families so they had plenty of funds for projects.

                    The one time I saw JFK up close, just a few feet away, was in 1961-2, coming out of the new Jewish Community Center on St. Charles where I spent summer afternoons mostly in the pool. He was sitting up in the back part of the POTUS open limo. Wow, that red hair! 1963 changed all that.

                    Btw, somebody else very significant died the day JFK was assassinated. C.S.Lewis.

                    Peace

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    • czarowniczy says:

      BTW, you can bet that whoever owns that Art Nouveau lamp doesn’t own a cat(s).

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    • #5…close to my heart….long time ago.

      Shalom

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  7. lovely says:

    April 24th 2019

    Shock Poll: Biden opens 8 point lead on Trump.
    10 beautiful things

    October 11, 2016

    Hillary Clinton soars to 14 -point lead over Donald Trump

    I know some folks are getting nervous, I know some folks don’t understand why President Trump hasn’t declassified key FISA documents.

    Don’t worry folks, President Trump has been a leap and a bound ahead of this pack of jackals since before he took office. Remember that President Trump is a builder. He is going to build the biggest, most beautiful, public, case against the enemies of America that we have every seen.

    As to the legalities, how much more confident can we be after the Mueller witch hunt filled with the Clinton Cabal attorneys turned uo zero evidence, President Trump was innocent, not only was he innocent he was savvy and crushed the team of demons from framing him. <<That is the legal Art of War.

    If President Trump’s public offense is going to be brutal the AG’s legal assault is going to be undefinably devastating.

    We are winning.

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    • We are definitely winning! 😀😀😀

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    • Menagerie says:

      You know how they are trying to get mileage out of saying he might not have been indicted but he wasn’t exonerated? That is unbelievably stupid even for them. He doesn’t need to be exonerated, they would never accept any evidence that contradicts their delusions, and finally, there are millions of people who aren’t indicted for various crimes large and small who aren’t “exonerated ” either.

      When did that become a point? Will we be seeing Exoneration Committees set up to determine who can proceed past Go in life and move on? Will it be limited exoneration, will we have to be re-exonerated periodically? Will we be issued Exonerated Person Licenses? At what age must we go in for exoneratation? IF we lose our license how long before we can be rehabilitated and go in for re-exoneration? How can we know if we are inadvertently associating with the unexonerated? Can we make them wear a blue and white UE armband?

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    • bjosz says:

      Excellent, Lovely!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      The House is doing, as so many predicted, an extension of the coup by investigating anything and everything. They’re going thru the Report, they calling in WH aides to rehash previous testimony, they’re going after his tax records and they’ll sift thru every left wing conspiracy theory they can to create reason to go on. 2020’s right around the corner and they hope to taint race.

      To me the problem is they’re using resources they need to deal with that Rat’s nest of candidates they have and the turmoil they’re having trying to keep the Party from having a schism.

      Buy lotsa popcorn.

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    • That’s the very first thought I had….yup, just remember HRC’s great numbers and all the media people/idiots who swore DJT could not and would not win.

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    • tessa50 says:

      I’m not nervous about Biden, only Michelle Obama. If she stays out, we’re good to go.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    NWS is reporting a strong storm with hail and a real potential to form a strong tornado. Local news is sending a van with one of those microwave towers on it that has to be raised about 20 feet into the air. That’s one way to create potential job openings.

    Lady weatherguesser has warned people in the area of the storm to get into their ‘safe places’ about 200 times now. Waiting for pix from the van showing older residents heading for shelter while millennials curl up into fetal position and suck their thumbs. How word meanings change.

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Rain’s starting, a more soaking rain than the Biblical plague kinda rain the weatherpanicers were selling last night. Mostly green with some yellow on the Crayola radar presentation, not the reds, purples and death-shroud-whites their predictions showed last night,

    BUT WAIT!!!! There’s another line due this afternoon! Yet another chance for death, destruction and news at 5!

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    • Menagerie says:

      Hope y’all are spared the worst. Enjoy that drink I’m confident you will be sipping as the others panic czar.

      Around here we are almost always told that the worst weather will be “west of Chattanooga ” which is exactly where we are looking for a house. Spectacular. I don’t know what those west of Chattanooga people have done to anger Mother Nature, but apparently it is a serious and lasting offense.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I have friends in Dekalb County Alabama, just southish of Chattanooge – we used to buy the booze we’d bootleg in the NE Alabama/NW Georgia area back in the day. Whatever’s PO’d Mother Nature she surely makes up for it there the rest of the time. At one point we were looking at retiring in the area.

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Ruston, LA got tore up last night with not a whole lot of warning (which proves what idiots weatherguessers are.) We are fortunate to live in the “Barksdale Bubble” so if something spelling doom is on the way, I try to be at home.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Down here news is saying that Ruston tornado was an EF-3 when it hit and had, at various strengths, a 130-mile path.

        We’re in a tornado zone, the one that hit the property after we bought but before we built came across east to west and downed over 11,000 trees on it but since then the only two in the area since were a mile or better away we feel we’re safe for a while.

        In any event we have a solid, not concrete block but solid, house with 155-mph minimum impact windows. We figured out here in the hinterlands it would be days before anyone got to us after a hurricane or tornado so we needed something that could not only withstand the storm but support us until things returned to ‘normal’. Surprisingly it cost less than had we built the same house with wood framing.

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    • Here in OK tornado ally, not that far from where 3 EF5s hit 3 days in a row in the OKC metro area about 4 years ago. That’s 250mph+ winds. They considered upgrading to EF6 for the tornado that hit Moore City in 1999. 300-318mph. That beat the previous wind speed record up on Mt. Washington in NH. Yup. Anything over 300 needs a 6.

      The weather forecastors around here seem to prophesy weather Armageddon for every little system that comes through, especially for April and May.

      We’re all gonna die every spring.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I lived in Midwest City many years ago, we’d go outside to look at the storm clouds when we got a tornado warning, they were neat. Then again there were few safe places, the houses were all stick, so what the hell.

        Big talk then was the 1948 tornadoes that pounded Hill.

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  11. Menagerie says:

    We’ve had conversations about the Jeopardy winner here recently. This article has some more information about him, and it has a neat twist by the author.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/batura-jeopardy-james-holzhauer-winning

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  12. Lucille says:

    So President Trump HIMSELF is a threat to America according to bloviating Nance…

    Pelosi: Trump is an ‘existential threat to our democracy’
    By Michael J. McNamara, Sr. – April 25, 2019
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/04/pelosi_trump_is_an_existential_threat_to_our_democracy.html

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  13. lovely says:

    My beautiful faithful, charming, funny, snuggle buddy passed away today in my arms, I sure am going to miss her.

    God speed sweet little buddy. 15 years was not long enough. Until we meet again 💔.

    The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me? ___Walter Scott

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    • rheavolans says:

      I’m sorry lovely. It hurts to lose a pet.

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Oh, Lovely. I’m so sorry. 😦

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    • stella says:

      I am so sorry, lovely. My heart aches for you.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I know, we have Daisy who’s at least 14 and starting to show her age. We lost Zauber at 10, The Aroooooo at somewhere over 18, we manage to keep them so long we never think they’ll leave. As I said in another post I have my dog-companions’ ashes and one day we will be together again.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Me, too, Z. But they’re cats. Our dogs preferred to have the ashes left in their own back yard.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We have all of our cats’ ashes in urns except for two who were buried under two of the oaks we planted – thought they’d see the squirrels from a whole different angle.
          Good to know there are folks as strange as we out there.

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      • lovely says:

        Thank you Czar 💔. My childhood dog lived to be 21, he won oldest dog at our school pet show (all just fun) for like the last 5 years of his life 🙂 !

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Old dogs and old people, an edgy combination. I’m spending time looking at the two older dogs aging and wondering what and when but enjoying them in the meantime.

          As the youngest dog is a mix and should last a while I keep on doing the math. We worry about how old they are while they don’t care how old we re, “COME OUT AND PLAY, come on get a ball and COME OUT AND PLAY!”. Even the ancient dog gets all waggy and jumpy, though she can’t wag and jump as she did, but even five minutes outside with her people makes her happy.

          We enjoy them while we have them, just differently at different stages.

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          • stella says:

            The one thing I worried about when I got Tucker is what would happen to him if I die or am unable to care for him. My daughter has reassured me on that score, for both the dog and the cat. As she pointed out to me, there is no dog that my SIL would not invite into his home. I think he is part dog.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yeah, an ongoing issue with us. We’re not planning on getting any more after the ones we have. Daisy’s about 14, BD’s about 12ish but Chez is only about 4.

              Cats are sort of indeterminate ages but they have a lot left. Our best bet is my GDIL and leaving her with the resources to care for them but we try not to think about that.

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              • stella says:

                Since I’m not married, I made it part of my planning for the inevitable, trying to make it easier for my daughter who will inherit everything, problems included.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Out of three sons only one has the ability to take on the pets but he’s only interested in one purebreed strain and is not a cat liker. None of them is interested leaving the big city for a (UGH!) farm in the sticks and the GDIL doesn’t have a job that would allow her to maintain this place.

                  We’ll see how things shake out but what were our dreams don’t necessarily translate into others’ dreams.

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          • lovely says:

            My other dog is 14. She is white in the face.

            My dog who passed away went from an average old dog in need of some accommodations to her body shutting down in a 72 hour period. Now that I typed it I realize that is the same patter my dad’s end days took.

            My dog din’t look old other than losing weight because she was mostly white and she was active until the last days.

            I wouldn’t give the memories up for the world, I’m happy that I loved them so fully and was so fully loved by them.

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            • stella says:

              Your dog’s passing was a normal shutting down from old age. So much better than a disease process, although it doesn’t make you miss her any less!

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              • lovely says:

                I know, and I am forever grateful that I got to hold her as she passed over. She didn’t have a long illness and I didn’t have total her to the vet to have her put down, she was always terrified of the vet, and she was afraid of the car.

                All in all she had a beautiful life but my heart is still 💔with impossibilities.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              We thought Daisy was about 12 but the vet said she was more like 14. That means whoever threw herb out tossed her as an adult.

              She’s been out faithful dog since Day One and a faithful companion to our GGS, guarding and staying with him the entire time he’s been with us and, except for a desire to get out and explore for an hour or two, our friend too.

              Her henna face has turned white back to her ears, she’s gotten a bit cratchity, she’s gained weight and has a touch of arthritis but she’s still Daisy. She still tries to fool us and sneak out with BD for a romp so the little devil is still there.

              I don’t know what we do to deserve them, their trust and their love but whatever it is were blessed to have it.

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              • lovely says:

                I don’t know what we do to deserve them, their trust and their love but whatever it is were blessed to have it.

                Amen.

                My little Grinner was a pistol, always by my side, always protective, she was a rascal in every good sense of the word.

                Watching them decline is hard but knowing she had a beautiful life is comforting. Spoiled to a T.

                It is still so very strange that she isn’t here. I saw that little head in the window just so happy that I was home for 16 years. But she is in a better place with all her youthful exuberance ❤️ running with my childhood dogs 🙂 .

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    • Menagerie says:

      I’m very sorry lovely. She was a sweetie pie, love that endearing little face.

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    • Oh lovely… I’m so sorry, friend. My heart hurts for you.

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    • Lucille says:

      Oh, Lovely…I weep for you and your loss. What an adorable princess she was. Sincere condolences….

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    • So very sorry for your loss.

      Pets are one of God’s great gifts of life and joy.

      One of my great friends in the Leesville, LA area once told me that pets were absolutely made to spoil. He was right. I never, ever met a bigger pet family than his. He was a 30yr Army retiree, Chief Master Drill Sgt, tough ole guy, but what a big heart he had for their pets.

      I lived 8 years in that area and went through several pet (funerals) and family grieving with them. My 2 favorites were 2 puppy cut toy poodles that pretty much adopted me. I would help take care of and feed them when they were vacationg. They both passed after I moved, but to hear Bill tell me about that over the phone was very moving.

      Bless you!

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    • czarina33 says:

      She looked so sweet. You know all of us are thinking about you and remembering our own dear ones. Hugs.

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    • tessa50 says:

      Aw Lovely, I am so sorry.

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    The Stoooooooorm of Deeeeeeeeath us over…no wind and a total of .75″ of rain. Not all bad though, the rain was spread out, gentle and all 110 feet of our tomatoes, peppers and egg plants are ever so grateful. We have a week of dry and very warm weather with nitetime temps around 60 so I expect some good growth from the plants.

    Got one more 55-foot row of mixed maters, peppers, egg plants and cabbage to go in, odds and ends, then on to squash and cucumbers. Not a big planting this year but it will be enough to feed us, provide canned stuff and there should be plenty to give away. I’m not getting too old to do it, just too old to do too much of it.

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  15. I thought that auscitizenmom was supposed to be back on Tuesday and I have continued to post the prayers per her request. I think I will post my own prayer tonight and she can pick it up when she returns.

    Dear Lord,

    Thank you for President Trump and Vice President Pence and giving us this opportunity to save our country. Please put a hedge of protection around them and their families. And please protect the secret service people, our military personnel, our border agents, and our men in blue. Please continue to bless America. Please be with our preachers, teachers, and pastors. Please help them to guide our country in the right direction. Thank you for all the many blessings we receive each day and most of all, thank you for sending your precious son to die for us. Please forgive us for our trespasses. Please continue to heal our dear friends Wooly, Joshua, and Col. Ken.

    I pray this in Jesus’ name,
    Amen.

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  16. Lucille says:

    Forever in our hearts…

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  19. stella says:

    Sick bastards.

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    • Stella, your words are waaaay too kind, but yeah, I know, we want to keep our discourse civil. But I can say the other words in my mind…and repent I have to

      The abortion thing has been a killer burden in my heart for nearly 40 years. It tears my heart to pieces and makes me grieve before God.

      The one thing that keeps me balanced is where these little spirits go. Nobody will ever hurt them again. But one day, it’s coming…God is going to engage His fury and wrath against so great a slaughter of innocents. I will weep no tears for the calloused hearts who wnd up on the raw end of His judgment and retribution against them.

      The left and progs say abortion is good law.
      Stacy Abrams called the Georgia heartbeat bill evil.

      God said in ISAIAH 5:20….

      Woe to those who call evil good and who call good evil.

      In the face if it all anyway
      Shalom!

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