General Discussion, Sunday, July 3, 2022

Schooner Western Union, off Key West

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36 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, July 3, 2022

  1. Lucille says:

    STELLARS….

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  2. Lucille says:

    The loveliness of this 3-masted schooner, Shenandoah of Sark, brought me to tears. It’s what I think of when yachts are the subject of conversation. Built in 1902, it is 178+ feet and was for sale at the time this video was made in 2018….

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  3. Lucille says:

    Feeling Old?

    The Beatles split 52 yrs ago…Paul McCartney says it was 1969 when John announced to the group he was leaving. But it’s more complicated than that.  See: https://www.radiox.co.uk/artists/beatles/why-did-the-beatles-break-up-the-true-story-of-who-left-the-band-first/

    The movie “The Wizard of Oz” is 82 yrs old…released August 25, 1939, the budget was $2.8 million.  It wasn’t a success at first.

    Elvis has been dead 44 yrs….Gone at age 42–January 8, 1935 to August 16, 1977–his net worth was $5,000,000. In 2021 his estate was rumored to be $300,000,000.  For the article, “Remembering Elvis With His 10 Most Popular Hits”, go to: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/08/16/elvis-10-most-popular-songs/2011382001/

    Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video is 38 yrs old…it was released December 2, 1983 when Jackson was 24.

    Mickey Mantle retired 53 yrs ago…March 1, 1969…”…with 536 career home runs, 1,676 runs scored, 1,509 RBI, 1,733 walks and a .298 batting average. He was named to 20 All-Star Games, won a Gold Glove for his play in center field in 1962 and was a part of seven Yankees teams that won the World Series. He hit a record 18 home runs in his 12 appearances in the Fall Classic. Whitey Ford called him ‘a superstar who never acted like one. He was a humble man who was kind and friendly to all his teammates, even the rawest rookie. He was idolized by all the other players’.” – MLBHOF

    The movie “Saturday Night Fever” is 44 yrs old…released December 12, 1977.  On June 27, 2017 the iconic disco floor sold for $1.2 million at auction.

    The Ed Sullivan show ended 51 yrs ago…it ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971.

    The Corvette turned 69 yrs on June 30…it went into production June 30, 1953 at the Flint plant. All 1953 models were Polo White with a red interior and they were priced at $3,498.  

    The Mustang is 57…the Ford Mustang went on sale to the public on April 17, 1964.  It cost $3,447.50 for Gail Wise who was the first person to purchase the car.  It’s worth perhaps $500,000 today. Does anyone else’s mind turn to Steve McQueen when Mustangs are mentioned?

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  5. Stella says:

    Morning everybody! Another beautiful day on this holiday weekend.

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    • Stella says:

      PS: Found out yesterday that Tucker is afraid of little kids. He barked and barked at the neighbors’ grandsons (2 and 4) last evening, but was very interested in them nonetheless.

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      • weather257 says:

        Our dog is just the opposite…whines at the sight of them. The littler, the better as they can’t defend themselves from the tongue!! Nine years later, I believe he still pines for the children he played with as a pup on the ranch we got him from (hours away from here).
        Wish we had stayed in touch, but who knew then?

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        • Stella says:

          I think it depends on what they are exposed to as pups. Tucker never had been around small children.

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          • geoffg12 says:

            Our Akita Akio (123 lbs) was named after the founder of SONY, and was very protective, so we were always afraid some child would wander onto our property. Akitas are very smart, and as such do not need a fence to stay on the property. Sure enough, one day a 3-year old wandered over, Akio barked a warning maybe 5 times. His ruff was straight up, then he decided the child wasn’t a threat and proceeded to lick it til it went away. We found out later, from the terrified parents.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Zauber and Daisy were very protective of GGS. Stayed with him constantly.

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        • Stella says:

          I think if Tucker spent some time with little ones, he would lose his fear. In this case he was on the other side of the fence, and the kids didn’t come up to pet him. They were afraid too because he wouldn’t stop barking.

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  6. Stella says:

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  7. Lucille says:

    It’s a few minutes after 1:00 AM in the Namib Desert, Namibia. This is such fun to watch both at night and in the daylight. There are salt licks stationed around so the animals can get their proper essential and trace minerals. Right now I’m hearing what sounds like dog barks.

    There’s a longer explanation of the site if you want to check the YouTube channel notes.

    Here’s an article on animals in the region: https://a-z-animals.com/animals/location/africa/namibia/

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  8. Lucille says:

    The confirmation of the Biden Crime Family’s dealings comes in drip-drip-drip fashion..and who knows what the outcome will be….

    The Biden family’s corruption ‘spans the globe’: Peter Schweizer
    July 3, 2022 – ‘Sunday Morning Futures’

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  9. Stella says:

    Well, jeans2 was right! Viva Frei has sold his house and moved his family to Florida. He just arrived there today, and is doing a live stream right now, if you want to watch.

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