General Discussion, Thursday, September 30, 2021

Arches National Park, Looking Glass Rock

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34 Responses to General Discussion, Thursday, September 30, 2021

  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars, Enjoy Autumn In Wyoming….

    Black Hills National Forest…

    The Snake River, Grand Teton National Park…

    Red Gulch/Alkali National Back Country Byway…

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    • Menagerie says:

      Lucille, when I was a teenager I saw one of my favorite movies, Jeremiah Johnson with Robert Redford, in the theater. I knew about the fur trapping trade and mountain men vaguely, but after the movie I became intrigued.

      There was a lot of press and Redford was interviewed a lot, and somehow in those prehistoric no internet days I read an article in which he named a book that had fictionalized the tale of the main character. I read the book and the descriptions of the west and the areas the mountain men travelled, their struggles and adventures and hair lifting (har de har) experiences planted a love of the areas in my mind. I sought out biographies of men like Kit Carson, and the West came alive through the eyes of these men.

      Most of them I’ve never seen, but the descriptions of areas like the Grand Tetons lives in my mind still. Isn’t it wonderful how a good writer can put a picture in your mind that you carry forever? Unless a painting or picture is just one of a kind jump off the canvas, most people will enjoy it and savor it in the moment, but they won’t remember most of them.

      It’s much more difficult for a writer to put a picture in our heads, but if they can do it effectively then it is there forever. As a teen I read Edgar Allen Poe stories and poems and thoroughly enjoyed the chills and thrills. Today and I still vividly see Fortunato finally comprehending his situation as he is being bricked up, and I can hear that heart beating, beating away under the floor.

      Enjoyed the pictures and the coffee, thanks Lucille.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I read Zane Grey’s books over and over. When I finally moved out West, I loved to go to the desert and see the kinds of scenes he wrote about. In fact, I really enjoyed sitting in a place like he described and reading one of his books.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Exactly for me, but I escaped into my books. And, I had visited the west, especially Wyoming where my aunt’s family lived in Cody. When I moved to Utah, there is was in my yard! There is a plaque at the corner or Washington and 40th street in Ogden honoring Kit Carson’s visit to that part of Utah. Ft. Bridger holds a festival every Labor Day honoring the Rendezvous.

        BTW, Grand Tetons translates from French to Big Breasts. Those explorers/trappers clearly had a sense of humor (or were delusional).

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      • jtrstill says:

        I remember loving to read about Scotland. The history, languages, Nature’s creatures that lived there both real and mythical. When I got the chance to go see and then to live there for so long was like a dream came true! And of course there’s Robbie, my wild baldy Highlander with the charm of a pirate, and the accent of a Prince.

        What a lucky gal I’ve been!

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  2. Lucille says:

    Tucker: These are the moral priorities of the Democrats
    September 29, 2021

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  3. Lucille says:

    Biden Security Agencies Oppose Blacklisting Chinese Govt Tech Firm.
    Joe Biden: Making China Great Again.

    ‘Honor’ – which was sold by Huawei last November to skirt Trump-era sanctions – still retains links to the Chinese Communist Party, as the Shenzhen city government was one of several involved in the consortium that purchased the firm.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Bless his heart.

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  6. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. Sunny, hot and humid here. My son and DIL are traveling with their daughters and were in WI visiting the Laura Ingalls Museum and campground. The two oldest girls 6 and 4, insisted on being called Mary and Laura. And, they were calling their parents Maw and Paw. My son got a real kick out of that. They are all enjoying their trip. My DIL had made a detailed itinerary and sent it to me. So, I have been able to follow along with them. They stayed in campgrounds and I could look up the websites for the places they went to. So it has been fun for me, too. Better go. The garbage truck is coming and I have to put something in it. Have a nice day.

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  7. stella says:

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  8. texan59 says:

    Did they bring Walt back to life today?

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    • WeeWeed says:

      I guess not – haven’t heard it on Gubmint News Networks. Someone was funnin’ us, maybe; the illustrious-who-never-lies-to-us-Wikipedia says he was cremated.

      “Disney had been a heavy smoker since World War I. He did not use cigarettes with filters and had smoked a pipe as a young man. In early November 1966, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and was treated with cobalt therapy. On November 30, he felt unwell and was taken by ambulance from his home to St. Joseph Hospital where, on December 15, 1966, ten days after his 65th birthday, he died of circulatory collapse caused by the cancer.[148] His remains were cremated two days later and his ashes interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[149][v]”

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  9. texan59 says:

    I know the Hayride is a conservative blog, but I’m glad to see where the public is starting to say the quiet part out loud. Bill Gates is truly a menace to society and to us common folk’s way of life. Just because you made a lot of money, doesn’t make you smart.

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