General Discussion, Sunday, January 17, 2021

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41 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, January 17, 2021

  1. texan59 says:

    The greatest document ever written, yet it seems as though it is becoming nothing much more than an historical relic. To be looked at about the same way we look at monkey’s in the zoo. I wish I was more optimistic.

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 6 people

  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. It is very cold here again, 53*. I talked to my DIL yesterday and they had had more snow, but it was over 35* and the snow was a shlushy mess. That is a problem when you have four big dogs and three young children. LOL Keep warm up there in the far North. 🙂

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  4. czarina33 says:

    Czar died last night. He had barely eaten anything for 6 weeks, complaining food wouldn’t go down and he was revolted by food. He lost 30 pounds in 4 weeks around Thanksgiving, and spent most of his days drifting into naps in front of the TV. He refused to see a doctor about the swallowing problem. We finally got him to go to a doctor, who put him in the hospital 12/29. The next day the GI MD found an esophageal cancer with metastases to his liver. The oncologist gave him maybe a month, and said he was too malnourished to treat with chemotherapy. He tested positive for COVID last Thursday.
    He lived the life he wanted, and did what he thought was important. He was funny, snarky, very intelligent and well read. He had great grammar. He knew a lot about a lot. Family was important to him. His country, Christianity & military service were important to him. He believed in following laws, rules and regulations. We had a great 40 years together. I miss him so much.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Oh, Czarinma. I am so sorry. If this is all spelled wrong, I is because I Ana’t see the keyboard. I have missed his comments and was looking forward to seeing them again. I am sure God has welcomed him into Heaven with open arms.

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Oh Czarina….I am devastated to hear this. I am so, SO sorry. He was one of the smartest and funniest men I’ve ever “met.” I cannot believe he is gone… My sincere condolences to you and all of the family. To say he will be missed is an understatement.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Czarina, my heart is broken for you and your family. We here loved him too and I looked for his posts daily. My prayers for all of you.

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    • stella says:

      Dear czarina, it is a blessing to find such a man and spend 40 years of your life with him. I envy your good fortune, but I know that losing him is devastating. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

      We, on a much smaller scale, have been blessed to share a tiny bit of him with you. He has been missed these past weeks, and will continue to be missed. He had a keen insight, based on experience, that was rare and appreciated. I hate that we won’t be hearing from him again.

      I wish I could hug you.

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    • weather257 says:

      A vitual hug from me too, Czarina…I cannot begin to imagine what life has been like for you these past months. Losing such a treasure – this way in particular.. You are a strong soul and will survive no doubt; Czar and God will be supporting you from the glory of Heaven. Please continue to visit with your lovely posts, and let us help you bear your loss.

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    • texan59 says:

      Oh my. I’m so sorry to hear this. There are no real words of comfort that I can share to give you peace, but know that we are holding all of your family in our thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful man, even though I only knew y’all through the internet.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Oh czarina, I am devastated by this news. I want to stand at the edge of the cliff and shout NONONONONO!!! into the abyss. How can this be, it is not time, it is too early, just please Lord, no… I can’t even imagine the devastation you must be feeling. He is one of the smartest and funniest men I ever encountered. His amazing skill at punning with Menagerie is something I’ll never forget. With arms wrapped around you from afar, I send love, hugs, and prayers for you both, and for your family.

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    • litenmaus says:

      Oh czarina, I am so sorry. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

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    • JTR says:

      Oh, no, Czarina. We’ve already missed him so much. We’ll be praying for you and family, but if you need anything, please let me know. He was such a good man.

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    • Lucille says:

      Dearest Czarina:

      I’m heartbroken for you and your family. Such a wonderful man…smart, funny, knowledgeable and full of character.

      Though most of us Stellars (if not all) did not know him personally, we knew him through his wonderful posts. I’m sure I speak for everyone in saying we’ll miss him terribly.

      You will continue to be in my prayers. May God comfort you and bring you peace.

      Love and hugs from Lucille.

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    • Oh my dear Czarina, both DH and I are so sorry for your and your entire family’s loss. Both I and others I showed his comments to loved to read them. We also laughed about you two commenting back and forth to each other online here. Czar was an amazing man as you and others here have said, but never forget you are a very capable, amazing woman yourself. We are all here for you as you travel this new road.
      May eternal light shine upon him.
      You and especially the little tykes were so blessed to all have that time together.

      May God keep you all in the palm of His hand, now and forever. Amen

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    • Ad rem says:

      Dear czarina…. I can only offer my most loving condolences and gratitude for having gotten to know and enjoy several meaningful conversations with the Czar. He expressed such a vast array of knowledge and experience. Yet, he would kindly enlighten and share
      his knowledge with others with such kindness and humility.

      Please accept all the love and respect I can offer….

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      “Eternal rest grant unto him , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
      May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.“

      You are held in many people’s hearts, czarina. My love and prayers to you and to all the family, for strength and comfort at this difficult time.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      czarina – read this early this morning. Words failed.
      Deepest, deepest sympathies.
      We are so much the better for having known czar, and especially the two of you through each other’s eyes, and are so much the lesser for czar’s absence from our lives now.

      czar always replied, and one waited in gleeful anticipation to see if one would learn something new and valuable or enjoy a good laugh.
      Please let the gs/ggs know how very important GPa czar was to so many who knew him who never knew him, and the impact GPa czar had on so many lives.

      Prayers for the comfort you will find in the warmth of the cradle of Our Lord’s Arms.
      “…underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deut 33:27

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Our deepest sympathy and prayers. He is missed

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    • just stevie says:

      Dear Czarina…our hearts are saddened by the news! We will keep you and your family in our prayers, that our Father in heaven will send his angels to comfort you as you walk through your days!

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    • glendl says:

      I am sorry to hear that, My condolences and prayers for you and yours.
      May God Grant His Soul Eternal rest.

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    • hoosiertruthfan says:

      I’m so very sorry to hear this news. I haven’t been here long but thoroughly enjoyed reading his posts.
      My heart hurts for your loss. I’m praying for comfort for you and relief from the tremendous grief I sure you’re bearing. My God fill you with the loving memories you shared and ease the pain.
      Know that he Czar is with you, his loving presence will always be near you.
      I’m glad you had 40 years together but wish it could have been more.


  5. Sharon says:

    Oh, Czarina – what a shocking series of happenings for you, and with your own medical knowledge there has been a painfully sharpened awareness of the things you have been seeing in your beloved companion.

    I know you only from a distance and have a little understanding. My heart aches for you and your family, including Czar’s beloved gs/ggs.

    He will be deeply missed by so many. I remember some years back when, in awe of his knowledge, his experience, and his willingness to talk about it–I shyly raised my hand from the back of the classroom (in the other schoolroom) and asked some questions. I think, among all the other hats he worse, he was born to teaching.

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  6. Reflection says:

    Czar was one-of-a-marvelous kind. His understanding of government and human nature, his intelligence and wit made his posts unique and well worth reading.
    We have missed his presence here. I pray for your comfort, and loving memories of all the time you had together. Even though they may seem hard to bear right now.
    I am glad he was able to live the life he wanted, after so many years of service.
    May he truly rest in peace, until that Great Reveille. (1 Corinthians 15:52-58)

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  7. Lucille says:

    In light of Czarina’s sad news today, I won’t post the long, semi-funny story of the last six days here in the Idaho Panhandle…except to say we were without electricity for a short time Wednesday but totally without phone or Internet service since 7:20 AM the 13th. Those two items were restored a few hours ago today. The folks who live in the grid next to ours still have no electricity. High winds are the culprit.

    Good to be back among friends, especially to comfort one another in times of sorrow.

    God bless!

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  8. texan59 says:

    So………….this is a thing now. First muslim head coach in the NFL. Not that I care because I quit watching, but who knew.

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  9. Lucille says:

    Ordinarily I truly dislike ads interrupting the flow of reading material at various websites. However, this ad photo pops up quite often of Alex and Jean Trebek, and I absolutely love it.

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  10. Lucille says:

    “I’ll Be Seeing You” by pianist Newell Oler

    I’ll be seeing you
    In all the old familiar places
    That this heart of mine embraces
    All day through
    In that small cafe
    The park across the way
    The children’s carousel
    The chestnut trees
    The wishing well
    I’ll be seeing you
    In every lovely summer’s day
    In everything that’s light and gay
    I’ll always think of you that way
    I’ll find you
    In the morning sun
    And when the night is new
    I’ll be looking at the moon
    But I’ll be seeing you.

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  11. Czarino:

    Just know, I loved that guy of yours.

    Had many great conversations with him about our old stomping ground, New Orleans.

    I will sorely miss him.

    He was my #1 main NOLA person.

    I pray for God to comfort you.


    Remain strong.

    Your voice is still needed here.

    Bless you, and may you hold your head and heart up to the Lord our God Who will be close to you!

    Angelle…in prayer for you and yours.

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