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RMQuinn37 wrote:
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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

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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?

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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/...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jan 3, 2013
 
franko wrote:
<quoted text>maybe the old Mickey Rourke but not as he is these days .. I find him too odd. Dwayne Johnson (The ROck) is a wrestler turned actor who could have done the part and has the size.
I was considering "The Rock" also.

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Thanks for the welcome El.
I see it's time for you to go to bed, so, Good Morning, if that's when you're reading this now.
I figured you might find that family history interesting.
My mom (and her mom) have passed away, so it's hard for me to get information (I'm an only child.). My uncle, mom's only sibling has passed away too. I will try to remember to ask one of my cousins on that side what they know about names, if I ever get to see them. It's funny how I get some of the old stories mixed up. But, I'm sure my mom told me she thought the "Blank" name was originally preceded by 'Von', I might have made up the 'Blanc' spelling. Records show Blank. Most of my life I thought my Grandpa on that side died falling out of a train caboose on his head (I think he was part German too and did work for the railroad.). I brought it up to my mom not too long before she passed away, about 10 years ago, and she laughed and said something like-'where did you get that?'. She said he died of brain cancer. I think my parents must have told me that when I was little, can't believe I made it up- in my mind.
I know, when you look at history books, there are a lot of 'Von-.....' Germans. One question is, was that girl right, was the 'Von' from some other place, from people that moved to Germany?
'von' is also found in names of Austrians.

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Jan 3, 2013
 
I just can't wrap my head around Tom Cruise. Small man attempting to show how tough he is!
Mimi Rodgers already said he couldn't cut it!

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tony1003 wrote:
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I wish - it's just that I have the time over this winter: who knows when it will become available again. To be honest, can't really afford it, but unless I do it, time will slip by. Haven't seen the friends in St Louis for around 20 years, so it's a "catch up" trip.
Oh, so much the better -- to see old friends again!

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eleanorigby wrote:
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Thanks so much {{{Cuz Luke}}}
please wish Tiger Lilly a very Happy New Year from me....
I shall do that when I chat with her this evening.

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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/...
Good night Grace .... battle back that cold and be well!

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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.
Ah! Good info about kidney problem, not diabetes! Good night Eleanor.

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Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>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?
"They had very conservative Dems and liberal ones."
The Democratic Party still does.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party...
or other Democratic Party searches in Wikipedia
"The very Liberal now control the party. These are the radicals of the 60s."
well, no. Articles in "The National Journal" and "The Nation" chronicles the schism between the Wall Street friendly centrists and corporatists spanning Clinton's to Obama's terms with pretty much the same economic advisors, and the progressives who aren't enamored with the policies so friendly to Wall Street and the corporations. So, who's controlling the Dems, again???
Remember ... centrists. Centrists.

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Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>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?
Always fascinating to hear a foreigner so completely outside of our system be so clueless about our system. You're from around Dallas, correct?

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Jan 3, 2013
 
DW, have you been following the North American thread of a Spring luncheon?
We were attempting to figure your geographical location.

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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.
Good to hear that MillyMolly will be okay!

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Deer Whisperer wrote:
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'von' is also found in names of Austrians.
"Austrian" does kind of ring a bell, she might have said I'm probably part Austrian.
Which rings another bell-'Hitler'...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler

"...Austrian born..."

What if I'm related to Hitler? lol

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tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>No, I have friends living in WI to the north of the city (which I've never seen incidently) and friends in St Louis (which is six hours away on Amtrak), both of whom I have known since university days. Trying to work out a trip to catch up with both of them.
June through September is a much better time of year to visit-- weather and activity wise -- then the three of you could meet in the middle and see Chicago. I know all the good restaurants and places to go....

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