El's Kitchen

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21073 Jan 3, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
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The pet rocks were later in pop culture.
No one has ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American Public. So said HL Menkin :)

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21074 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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Thanks Franko...I believe the variation is Van in the Netherlands,
visited Belgium so do know where it is, lol...
oh..and ...je parle trois langues couramment!
LOL I saw an elevator in Nashville that had an inscription of Ludwig Van Beethoven instead of Von :)A very expensive mistake

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21075 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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He is rather odd lately, I'll give you that, btw, did you see
The Wrestler? He was brill in that.
I am keeping an open mind on Tom until I see the movie.
That is the problem you always see with liberals. They want the perfect solution. The perfect should not be the enemy of the good. 85% of people in America have health care insurance. With Obama care they will destroy the insurance companies trying to get 100% coverage

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21076 Jan 3, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds good, the movies don't often do justice to the books.
Tom Crusie followed the book very closely. He own the rights and was smart enough to not mess with them

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21077 Jan 3, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
My bad. Didn't realize its an insult.
Lots of Germans in the thread. My maternal grandmother's parents came over. Baumann. She even did the family genealogy in 1970, pretty interesting stuff and long before the Internet.
I had forgotten if you mentioned you were from Oregon. Very different lifestyle, huh? I would have loved to have stayed on Maui, probably not practical since the jobs must all be in the hospitality industry.
I really feel sorry for the Hawaiians. Nearly all the jobs are in the service industry and they don't pay much. Things are very expensive there. Then to make matters worse the locals speak pigeon which makes it harder for them to get a good job. Much like Ebonics

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21078 Jan 3, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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You are right to go as the mood takes you,
I LOVED ~Austria with a passion..
here is where I was "Fuschl am See"
in the state of Salzburg..
It was VERY BEAUTIFUL
https://www.google.ie/search...
mind you, reminded me a lot of WICKLOW in my own country,
so lovely it is called> 'The Garden of Ireland'
https://www.google.ie/search...
I saw great similarities between the two,
except for the snow(:
Are you back from your trip?

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#21079 Jan 3, 2013
Hi Lady Eleanor...
Just stopping by to wish you a day filled with Sunshine, Laughter and Love...
I'm waiting on my Sister to get here so we can go shopping...
Time to replinish the food supply... Mine and the Packs...
:o)
I hope that no matter what you do today that you will have fun and enjoy yourself...
Sending you all of my warmest wishes....
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21080 Jan 3, 2013
Wildbluerose wrote:
Hi Lady Eleanor...
Just stopping by to wish you a day filled with Sunshine, Laughter and Love...
I'm waiting on my Sister to get here so we can go shopping...
Time to replinish the food supply... Mine and the Packs...
:o)
I hope that no matter what you do today that you will have fun and enjoy yourself...
Sending you all of my warmest wishes....
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
When the going gets tough the tough go shopping :)

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

New Milton, UK

#21081 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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nipping in...go for it Tony, the opportunity presents itself, grasp it!
Meant to thank you for your input on the question I put to you on the
liberals being held responsible, so thanks for that. Can hardly believe
the latest idea, and this is from the liberal party I understand, that
they propose councils across the country check on individuals who are obese, and on benefits, if they find they are not exercising to get fit, cut the benefits. Whatever next? Shrieks of dictatorship to me.
We are in danger of creating the nanny state - but we are also following the US in the overweight stakes, so it's a difficult one to call. Obesity is now starting to cost the health service dearly (diabetes, heart problems, circulatory problems etc). The Liberal Democrats have always had an element of the party that is faddist - normally shows itself most prominently at the annual party conference. However, as I read it, they are only talking about those who are grossly overweight and ignore the medical advice from their doctors about what to do to combat it. Part of me sympathises with the idea, part of me is fed up with the state telling us how to live our lives.

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

New Milton, UK

#21082 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>That is the problem you always see with liberals. They want the perfect solution. The perfect should not be the enemy of the good. 85% of people in America have health care insurance. With Obama care they will destroy the insurance companies trying to get 100% coverage
You mix up liberals (with a small 'l') and the UK Liberal Democratic party, often abbreviated over here to 'Liberals', which was the party's name up to 1984, when they combined wiht the newly formed Social Democratic party, an offshoot of Labour. All UK mainstream parties are liberal (with a small 'l'), including the Conservatives!

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21083 Jan 3, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
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You mix up liberals (with a small 'l') and the UK Liberal Democratic party, often abbreviated over here to 'Liberals', which was the party's name up to 1984, when they combined wiht the newly formed Social Democratic party, an offshoot of Labour. All UK mainstream parties are liberal (with a small 'l'), including the Conservatives!
I agree completely. The words have total different meaning here. Your conservatives are Socialist who just think they can do it better. Your politics are very confusing to us

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

New Milton, UK

#21084 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I agree completely. The words have total different meaning here. Your conservatives are Socialist who just think they can do it better. Your politics are very confusing to us
We don't really have a socialist party over here any more - we have liberals of differing shades of "pinkness" depending on their social policies. No party over here now advocates state control of the factors of production, which is at the heart of socialism.

Politics of another country are always odd - I could never work out how a Democrat from the South could be in the same party as a Democrat from the North in the USA - their policies/ideology seemed totally different.

“Standin' In A”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Shaft Of Light

#21085 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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Good Morning Fish...
I did a little research on the name and it is interesting to know that
Von means 'to' or 'from' and was only used by landed gentry and/or
nobility. Are you able to get the death certificate of your Grandad?.
that would confirm the cause of death. The site I mentioned is invaluable as you can access the census if you know where your grandparents lived in the USA, I started that way on a free trial basis with ancestry.com it's quite fascinating as you can find other people who are researching the same family name...and who knows, they could be your relatives!
I found a relative in Arizona in that manner, and oddly enough her father
was born and brought up in a house approx 12 miles from where I now live, I was able to take a photo of the house and send it to her, she shared her findings with me and I learnt a lot of our ancestors lives
from that.
Makes it harder when the next generation have passed away, often I think I should have asked more questions while they were alive, but I found that mine only told me what they wanted me to know!
Good luck with finding more on your Von Blanc family Fish..and if I can help....
Hi El. Don't have much time this morning, but I'll try to get back later this evening.
I did a Google search about 6 months ago on that Grandfather. Found some information. There was an obituary in an old newspaper that said he worked for the railroad (don't think he rode in cabooses- lol), and another article that said he died of cancer. So I think that is the truth.
That German girl seemed pretty smart. It makes me wonder if there are groups in Germany that feel other Germans are not 'real' Germans. People are so territorial.
Another interesting thing about that ancestry.com was that I kept seeing how it would almost always say you were related to some famous person. That sounded like they were probably lying to get more interest and money, but I looked into it, and we are ALL probably related to some famous person. I'll have to check into it.

“Standin' In A”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Shaft Of Light

#21086 Jan 3, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
My bad. Didn't realize its an insult.
Lots of Germans in the thread. My maternal grandmother's parents came over. Baumann. She even did the family genealogy in 1970, pretty interesting stuff and long before the Internet.
I had forgotten if you mentioned you were from Oregon. Very different lifestyle, huh? I would have loved to have stayed on Maui, probably not practical since the jobs must all be in the hospitality industry.
I wasn't insulted.
My cousin on my Dad's side did a search back when roots was popular. Interesting things she found, but my last name only went back to a French-Canadian trapper that didn't know how to read and write, so when he came across the border, they wrote the name with a, most likely, completely wrong spelling.
The hospitality jobs are not usually very good. Are you fishing for my occupation? LOL
Denny showed a good understanding of the job situation for locals here and hit the nail on the head in a concise way. Although, if I said that to some locals, they would probably call me a f#@*ing HAOLE!lol

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21087 Jan 3, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't really have a socialist party over here any more - we have liberals of differing shades of "pinkness" depending on their social policies. No party over here now advocates state control of the factors of production, which is at the heart of socialism.
Politics of another country are always odd - I could never work out how a Democrat from the South could be in the same party as a Democrat from the North in the USA - their policies/ideology seemed totally different.
That is why the south is now Republican. At one time there were two wings to the Democrat party. They had very conservative Dems and liberal ones. The very Liberal now control the party. These are the radicals of the 60s. To me the heart of Socialism is the redistribution of wealth more than out right ownership but that sure didn't stop Obama from the take over of General motors. I am curious about what is thought generally in the UK is about what started the deaths of 4 Americans in Libya? What does the man on the street think?

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#21088 Jan 3, 2013
Good Evening El & all..

I have a real annoying head cold
I'm nursing all this day,
eventho' weather here is remarkably mild.

It was very sad news we were met with today..
the freak accident which claimed the
life of humanitarian,'Ian McKeever'..
struck by lightning, yesterday ..
on Mount Kilimanjaro

link below.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/...

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#21089 Jan 3, 2013
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....

Really appreciated your good wishes.

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#21090 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....
Really appreciated your good wishes.
I'm sure you were content enough with that news, El..
Take a good rest now and think of YOU...
feet up + a nice cuppa.

Off to bed for me,
trying to prevent this cold from developing
into a chest infection.

GOOD NIGHT, one and all.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21091 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....

Really appreciated your good wishes.
Congrats! Good to hear she is fine.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21092 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....
Really appreciated your good wishes.
Great news :)

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