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Sam I Am

Memphis, TN

#79461 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
A curler uses a stick to push the rock. That stick could slip out of their hand and poke someone's eye out.
Incorrect. The stone is propelled by the curler pushing a handle that is attached to the stone.
Sam I Am

Memphis, TN

#79462 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
what about those broom dudes, they could get injured. ever have a 40lb rock roll over your foot?
The broom dudes are participants, not spectators.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#79463 Jan 31, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I was turning your own argument around on you and you agreed it was hypocritical.
Swing and a miss. Mutt, when you step in it, the thing to do is to wipe it off and then move on, not keep on walking around like there's nothing on the bottom of your shoe.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79464 Jan 31, 2013
I have spent most of the day emailing and calling people to let them know that the former Recording Secretary of our Republican Organization died yesterday and informing them of the visitation arrangements. She coordinated the poll clerks in town and was the secretary for the River Watch in addition to sitting on several other boards over the years.

This is going to be crazy on Sunday. She gave so much of herself to our community. I want this many non-family members to mourn my passing and say nice things about me when I'm 90.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79465 Jan 31, 2013
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#79466 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.
Word.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#79467 Jan 31, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
when you step in it, the thing to do is to wipe it off and then move on
Doin that much?
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79468 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.
If they use a metal handled broom would that be a curling iron?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#79469 Jan 31, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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The broom dudes are participants, not spectators.
The broom dudes could be sweeping so furiously that the broom flies out of their hands and flies into the spectators, possibly impaling someone.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#79470 Jan 31, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
I have spent most of the day emailing and calling people to let them know that the former Recording Secretary of our Republican Organization died yesterday and informing them of the visitation arrangements. She coordinated the poll clerks in town and was the secretary for the River Watch in addition to sitting on several other boards over the years.
This is going to be crazy on Sunday. She gave so much of herself to our community. I want this many non-family members to mourn my passing and say nice things about me when I'm 90.
Those had to be difficult calls to make. I'm sure that wiped you out.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79471 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.
Ha!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#79472 Jan 31, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
I have spent most of the day emailing and calling people to let them know that the former Recording Secretary of our Republican Organization died yesterday and informing them of the visitation arrangements. She coordinated the poll clerks in town and was the secretary for the River Watch in addition to sitting on several other boards over the years.
This is going to be crazy on Sunday. She gave so much of herself to our community. I want this many non-family members to mourn my passing and say nice things about me when I'm 90.
that is amazing... in a good way.

i was just thinking the other day about who might show up at my gramma's funeral, and i'm hard pressed to come up with more than about a dozen. i guess that's what happens when you out-live all your "peers" and dont make new friends...

someone suggested just having a service at the funeral home... the funeral director we're going to use isn't tied to one specific funeral home, so that won't work. plus, gramma would come back and haunt each and every one of us if we didn't have a catholic funeral mass for her.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79473 Feb 1, 2013
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch died this morning. That is all the news is covering so far and I have a feeling that's all they are going to talk about today.

He, like my friend Jane who died on Wednesday, didn't care about affiliation. He looked at what people actually stood for and held them accountable. We need more leaders like that.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79474 Feb 1, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>that is amazing... in a good way.

i was just thinking the other day about who might show up at my gramma's funeral, and i'm hard pressed to come up with more than about a dozen. i guess that's what happens when you out-live all your "peers" and dont make new friends...

someone suggested just having a service at the funeral home... the funeral director we're going to use isn't tied to one specific funeral home, so that won't work. plus, gramma would come back and haunt each and every one of us if we didn't have a catholic funeral mass for her.
People will come to visiting hours to support you and your family, even if they didn't know your Gramma. As for the funeral, does/did she go to a church regularly? Some Catholic Churches are a pain about performing any kind of service for non-parishioners. You may want to look into that now or see if the priest is willing to visit her (they all make home visits).
dahgts

United States

#79475 Feb 1, 2013

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79477 Feb 1, 2013
Ding,ding,ding!!!
squishymama wrote:
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The broom dudes could be sweeping so furiously that the broom flies out of their hands and flies into the spectators, possibly impaling someone.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#79478 Feb 1, 2013
I ran the "when I was your age" line on my kid today. Mom forgot her cell phone at home. I sent him out to give it to her, but she drove off before she saw him. He could not believe she left it. I was like "Dude, WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE.....we didn't have phones to take everywhere with us. We had to stand in the kitchen if we wanted to talk to someone"

Next, I'll blow his mind by telling him phones didn't used to have games on them
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79479 Feb 1, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I ran the "when I was your age" line on my kid today. Mom forgot her cell phone at home. I sent him out to give it to her, but she drove off before she saw him. He could not believe she left it. I was like "Dude, WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE.....we didn't have phones to take everywhere with us. We had to stand in the kitchen if we wanted to talk to someone"
Next, I'll blow his mind by telling him phones didn't used to have games on them
Be gentle on the little fella'.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#79480 Feb 1, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I ran the "when I was your age" line on my kid today. Mom forgot her cell phone at home. I sent him out to give it to her, but she drove off before she saw him. He could not believe she left it. I was like "Dude, WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE.....we didn't have phones to take everywhere with us. We had to stand in the kitchen if we wanted to talk to someone"
Next, I'll blow his mind by telling him phones didn't used to have games on them
Have you told him about phones being attached to the wall? Rotary dial?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79481 Feb 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>Have you told him about phones being attached to the wall? Rotary dial?
I remember my grandmother trying to explain party lines and phone numbers with letters in them to me. I'm sure I looked at her like she was crazy.

She said that her father often commented on how amazing his life was. When he was born, automobiles and televisions hadn't been invented (at least not as we know them and not mass produced), but before he died he got to see a man walk on the moon.

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