General Discussion, Monday, June 21, 2021

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars….

    Frankfort-Elberta, MI…

    Wild Basin, Austin, TX…

    The Beacon Coffee & Pantry, San Francisco, CA…

    Kimberley, Alberta, Canada…

    Pull up a bench and have a happy summer solstice!

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    • pirapoi says:

      All the Alberta licence plates may make it look that way, but Kimberley is in BC, not Alberta.

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      • pirapoi says:

        Here’s a slightly different angle of the above picture with a 39 year time lapses.

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      • Lucille says:

        Thanks, pirapoi! If I’d read to the bottom of a long blog post, I’d have seen that the town is in BC. The article was mostly about Alberta and there was no thorough caption on the photo. What’s the saying? Never assume! I went the verboten route and “assumed” incorrectly. LOL!

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        • pirapoi says:

          Not a problem Lucille, – just a bit of inter-provincial rivalry.
          / I’m sure if posted a picture of Coeur d’Alene, Washington or Spokane, Idaho someone would let me know.

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          • Lucille says:

            I’ve got family all across Canada from British Columbia to New Brunswick but nobody in Newfoundland and Labrador*. And it’s growing yearly since grandnieces/nephews just can’t stop producing. When I sent Father’s Day greetings to my oldest nephew, he reminded me he’d been a father for 36 years now, having had his first child at 20. Time flies.

            *We do have Labrador Retrievers, however; though I understand they originated in Newfoundland. LOL!

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  2. Lucille says:

    In honor of the arrival of SUMMER….

    Bunny Berigan – “Red Hot Heat” -1937

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Great pictures, Lucille, And, Stella, the moon at the top is spectacular.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good almost-afternoon here in the Idaho Panhandle but already afternoon in Florida, aus! Monday being “moon day” that’s certainly a lovely and appropriate moon photo.

      We’re at 78 degrees, headed to 87 and I’ll try to make it through without air conditioning until it gets too much. Just fans on at the moment. It’s going to be in the hundreds starting Sunday. Aagghhhhh! That’s the worst, I think, since moving here in 2016.

      Take care!

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’, All. Humid like a steam room here. Not too much to do today. I have to do a couple of loads of laundry and around noon, pick up some groceries at Walmart. That’s about it. Everybody have a great day.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Mornin’ all ya’all! Woke up 6:00, took the dogs out, sat on the back porch in lovely temps, although slightly humid. Sat down to read the paper and fell back asleep. Starting over now with coffee.

      For those of you around my age, I found an article about the rock & roll music of 1971. Remember these? Donny Osmond:”One Bad Apple” & “Go Away Little Girl”. Carole King: “It’s Too Late”. Melanie: “Brand New Key”. John Denver: “Country Roads”. Isaac Hayes: “Theme from Shaft”. JohnLennon: “Imagine”. Bill Withers: “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Rolling Stones: “Brown Sugar”. The Doors: “Riders on the Storm”. Janice Joplin: “Me and Bobby McGee” (written by one of my favorites, Kris Kristofferson). Marvin Gaye: “What’s Goin’ On”. Joan Baez: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”. Carly Simon: “That’s the Way I Always Thought it Should Be”.

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  6. Menagerie says:

    Good morning everyone. We just got home from three days at Fontana Village Resort in North Carolina. Fontana Dam was a project put into warp speed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In a remote mountainous area with only dirt road access, it became a priority and the 480’ dam was built in record time. It provided the bulk of power needed for the Alcoa plant and nearby Oak Ridge during the war.

    It is still largely undeveloped, pristine and beautiful. If you ever get a chance to visit I highly recommend it.

    https://www.tva.com/about-tva/our-history/built-for-the-people/the-miracle-in-the-wilderness

    You can get there via the Tail of the Dragon, US 129 which has 318 curves in 11 miles. My daughter in law got very carsick and we had to pull over several times. Little 9 year granddaughter was laughing out the window yelling “Faster, faster!” Fair warning, you’ll be in the company of hundreds of motorcycles, especially summer and fall. Worth it, beautiful drive.

    https://tailofthedragon.com/

    If you don’t fancy that take the Cherohala Skyway into Robbinsville and follow signs to Fontana from there. Cherohala is one of my favorite rides in the fall.

    There is a very nice, but pricey, restaurant in the Inn. Rooms in the Lodge, or cabins available. We took our sons there back in the 90’s, for a week around the 4th, and have loved it ever since. The Inn and cabins are reasonably priced for the accommodations. Fair warning as far as cabana and cabins are concerned. You are out in the deep woods and there will be critters. It is what it is, not a failure to care for or clean by the staff. We had that when we lived in a cabin in the woods.

    Anyhow, good to be home, and I hope to go back in the fall.

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Stella, I’m thinking of making this for a potluck dinner at our church this weekend. Actually, it looks relatively easy and yummy. Only question is whether I could order and get the product needed by Saturday. I’ll have to check out their shipping info. I signed up for emails since you mentioned them. Haven’t ordered yet, but I will sooner or later. If not now, then maybe when I can stand again long enough to make those aebleskivers we love so much. Those tart cherries would be a favorite I’m sure! And I just know their lemon curd would be good.

    https://www.spoon.com/icebox-cake.html

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  8. Lucille says:

    A friend just emailed me this. Don’t know where he got it and no link was with it…so it’s in its entirety…fun read….

    LITERARY HISTORY LESSON

    In 1841, the April edition of a Philadelphia literary magazine began to reach readers hands. Literature and even the art of story telling would never be quite the same again. It was all because of something the new, young, brooding genius magazine editor had done.

    The magazine was “Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine.” The genius editor’s name was Edgar Allan Poe, and what he did was to include one of his own stories.

    The short story was “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”

    History books say it was the first “detective” story. But it was far more than that. Poe wrote a tale in which the reader had to participate. To let your mind drift or wander was to miss a clue…a clue essential to the story.

    And his format was so marvelous that others copied it…over and over again. See if the following points ring a bell…

    – The main character, C. Auguste Dupin, is a somewhat eccentric but ingenious amateur detective

    – He has a loyal, inquisitive but not as perceptive friend

    – The director of the police effort is thorough but ploddingly conventional

    – The conclusion is a bit surprising and only becomes evident when reviewed, clue-by-clue, by the master.

    Sound familiar?

    If you have enjoyed Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, Nancy Drew, the classic movie “The Maltese Falcon”, or even the television series “Murder, She Wrote”, you have benefited from Poe via his literary heirs.

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  9. stella says:

    Well said. The author doesn’t pretend to be a theologian, but nails it, imo.

    The Truth: Biden is Supposed to DENY HIMSELF Communion

    https://thebluestateconservative.com/2021/06/21/the-truth-biden-is-supposed-to-deny-himself-communion/

    . . . Being “worthy” to receive Communion doesn’t mean being perfect (only God is so). It does, however, mean not being in a state of mortal sin.

    As opposed to “venial sin,” the mortal variety is sin grave enough to separate one from God. So the Church maintains that if you’ve descended into it, you must confess it, which involves contrition and a resolution to change your ways, before receiving Communion.

    What constitutes mortal sin? Many trespasses do, but the significant point is that this is not a matter of opinion; it’s all well explained in Church documents. And among the mortal sins is refusal to assent intellectually to all definitive teaching.

    Moreover and quite obviously, one definitive teaching is that direct abortion is never allowable — and supporting it is a mortal sin.

    If the world’s Joe Bidens don’t like this, they should note what I heard a priest once say: “I’m in marketing, not design.”

    In fact, pro-prenatal-infanticide politicians’ sin is all the worse because they don’t just support abortion privately, let’s say, with a secret vote on Election Day. They advocate it publicly and obstinately, leading others astray, and facilitate it with policy. . . .

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  10. Lucille says:

    Another great commentary fromTucker: This is America, not a ‘third-world hell hole’
    June 21, 2021

    Like

  11. stella says:

    Now this is funny! The kitten isn’t at all intimidated.

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