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#17643 Oct 12, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
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No inspections here in Ohio...
What branch of service?
I am retired USAF.
USAF for 4 years to the day. My then-wife worked on the base as well. My eldest daughter was an infant. I declined "early-out" to obtain Ssgt. rank where we could have govt. reimbursement for our move back to Indiana.

"Off we go into the wild blue yonder ... "

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#17644 Oct 12, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
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Good afternoon El! Almost tea time there?
The whole group has a personality that I have never seen exhibited by famous people! They will sit and chat after a performance with a q&a that is fantastic!!
Rhiannon actually graduated from a university here in Ohio. Her major, obviously music, with an opera background.
Don't some of them have music education at Juillard too? Or, am I remembering incorrectly?

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#17645 Oct 12, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. He watch the vice presidents debate last night. Bidden was so very rude with his laughing and mugging and constant interruptions. Great TV though ; )
Biden couldn't quite suppress that facet - interruptions and some laughing -- of his personality.

Much better debate with both participants being engaged to the issues and points and presentation.

And very importantly: Martha Raddatz did an outstanding stint as moderator.

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#17646 Oct 12, 2012
Good Morning Lady Eleanor..
I hope that your day is going well and that you are feeling great... Just wanted to stop in for a second... nothing much is happening in my neck of the woods..
The skies are overcast and our high temps are supposed to be mid to upper 60's... If the clouds would clear out it would be a perfect autumn day...
I hope that you have fair skies and I hope that no matter what you do today you will have fun... Sending you all my best wishes for Peace, Love, Health and Happiness...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

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#17647 Oct 12, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
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Hello there Boomer, Good Morning to you.
Meant to mention earlier, one of the female
singers in the 'Chocolate' group you mentioned,
has the name of a Welsh princess.....Rhiannon.
I was invited to choose my grandaughter's name
when she was born, and chose that as it is my
favourite. Sadly, her parent's invited me to
choose another which I did.
Rhiannon is such a lovely name.

maybe the parents had heard the Fleetwood Mac tune too many times on the radio airwaves?

Some US radio stations have had and still have a penchant for over-playing songs to the point of .... ugh, not again.

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#17648 Oct 12, 2012
Sending those same wishes for Peace, Love, Health and Happiness to all the Good Folks who gather in El's Kitchen...
@}-'--,---

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#17649 Oct 12, 2012
Wildbluerose wrote:
Sending those same wishes for Peace, Love, Health and Happiness to all the Good Folks who gather in El's Kitchen...
@}-'--,---
in kind to you!

In that vein, must be off for a lunch date with my youngest.

TTFN, toodle-loo, etc.

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#17650 Oct 12, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Don't some of them have music education at Juillard too? Or, am I remembering incorrectly?
Yes they do! A very talented group!

BTW, were you at McGuire AFB and what years were you there?

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#17651 Oct 12, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Rhiannon is such a lovely name.

maybe the parents had heard the Fleetwood Mac tune too many times on the radio airwaves?

Some US radio stations have had and still have a penchant for over-playing songs to the point of .... ugh, not again.
No doubt commercial radio has a playlist of maybe 60 songs they play during the week. That was part of the downfall of all "Smooth Jazz" formats. Those folks never strayed into bebop, fusion, or the atonal movements.

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#17652 Oct 12, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
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Yes they do! A very talented group!
BTW, were you at McGuire AFB and what years were you there?
woooweee... Mexican lunch fare and I'm still stuffed, nearly 2 hours from the end of it. Flautas charras of shredded beef that seems portioned for lunch time, rather than dinner time. But still, with the lettuce, tomato slice, sour cream, guacamole, fried rice, and re-fried beans ....

For others reading, that 4 years was my active-duty service obligation. Prior to my enlistment, and after the active duty term, was my reserve portion of my 6 year obligation according to the rules then. I enlisted to dodge the draft -- already being married (but not yet a parent).

Boomer ... yes, my only permanent duty assignment was at McGuire AFB. Never volunteered for any TDY (temporary tours) assignments, and wasn't chosen for any. My time there was from the autumn of '69 to May 1, 1973. About 4 or 5 weeks at the end of my duty, I lived in barracks as my wife, child, and "stuff" were back in Indiana. Other than when I first arrived there, my wife and I lived in an apartment complex off-base. Our POWs in Vietnam were released and came home in the last month of my active duty.

And you?

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#17653 Oct 12, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
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No doubt commercial radio has a playlist of maybe 60 songs they play during the week. That was part of the downfall of all "Smooth Jazz" formats. Those folks never strayed into bebop, fusion, or the atonal movements.
OH, before the 'suits' caused the change to segmented FM radio formats, like they had done so before with early AM radio to "top 40" and "subdued" the pioneer DJs......

so very good memories of FM radio listening pleasure with the "free-form" WMMR out of Philly back in the day. Also, at least during hours I was listening, the few commercials were done in almost a whisper.

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#17654 Oct 12, 2012
There was a very good documentary I saw in recent months on PBS about rock radio; from early AM rock&roll days to the present including the satellite radio stations that bring back the flavor of the olden days.

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#17655 Oct 12, 2012
Hello Lady El...love the smell of pineapple upside down cake. Dear Deer Whisperer...we have that Kevin Bacon thing there, I sooooo miss WMMR...too bad it doesn't reach to Tennessee. Listened to them for many years.
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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OH, before the 'suits' caused the change to segmented FM radio formats, like they had done so before with early AM radio to "top 40" and "subdued" the pioneer DJs......
so very good memories of FM radio listening pleasure with the "free-form" WMMR out of Philly back in the day. Also, at least during hours I was listening, the few commercials were done in almost a whisper.

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#17656 Oct 12, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>woooweee... Mexican lunch fare and I'm still stuffed, nearly 2 hours from the end of it. Flautas charras of shredded beef that seems portioned for lunch time, rather than dinner time. But still, with the lettuce, tomato slice, sour cream, guacamole, fried rice, and re-fried beans ....

For others reading, that 4 years was my active-duty service obligation. Prior to my enlistment, and after the active duty term, was my reserve portion of my 6 year obligation according to the rules then. I enlisted to dodge the draft -- already being married (but not yet a parent).

Boomer ... yes, my only permanent duty assignment was at McGuire AFB. Never volunteered for any TDY (temporary tours) assignments, and wasn't chosen for any. My time there was from the autumn of '69 to May 1, 1973. About 4 or 5 weeks at the end of my duty, I lived in barracks as my wife, child, and "stuff" were back in Indiana. Other than when I first arrived there, my wife and I lived in an apartment complex off-base. Our POWs in Vietnam were released and came home in the last month of my active duty.

And you?
1973 thru 1996. Griffiss AFB, NY; Robins AFB, Ga ; Kadena AB, Japan. That was my active years. The rest at Rickenbacker ANGB, OH as an active duty guard person. 80 days in Southeast Asia flying missions in Cambodia and Laos in 1974. The rest I think you know! We could chat a long time over some adult beverages.

Thank you for sharing.

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#17657 Oct 12, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
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1973 thru 1996. Griffiss AFB, NY; Robins AFB, Ga ; Kadena AB, Japan. That was my active years. The rest at Rickenbacker ANGB, OH as an active duty guard person. 80 days in Southeast Asia flying missions in Cambodia and Laos in 1974. The rest I think you know! We could chat a long time over some adult beverages.
Thank you for sharing.
Cool! and t/y too. Due to a memory fail, the timeline would be amended to sometime in early Spring '70 for being ordered to McGuire. I forgot how long my "A.I.T" training was.

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#17658 Oct 12, 2012
froginapond wrote:
Hello Lady El...love the smell of pineapple upside down cake. Dear Deer Whisperer...we have that Kevin Bacon thing there, I sooooo miss WMMR...too bad it doesn't reach to Tennessee. Listened to them for many years.<quoted text>
Yeah, WMMR has a strong signal but not that strong! Glad you enjoyed it -- whichever format and era.

I don't follow about Kevin Bacon. ribbit!

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#17659 Oct 12, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. He watch the vice presidents debate last night. Bidden was so very rude with his laughing and mugging and constant interruptions. Great TV though ; )
Thought they both did quite a bit of actually. In the first one Obama was reserved and while Romney was more forceful, they both seemed to take the debate far more seriously than Biden & Ryan - they were both smirking and chuckling and interrupting each other -- I found it rather rude.

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#17660 Oct 12, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>No Quinny, I'm not familiar with Toni Childs.
Give her a try. Rarely do I really like the whole album.

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#17661 Oct 12, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>I must amend the last a bit.

In more recent years, more and more states have laws that address the domestic violence issues, and the communities police must get involved with a mandatory arrest of one party or the other, or both.
Be that as it may, the republicans are stalling the renewal of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. Apparently LGBT, immigrant women, and tribal victims are not worthy of protection.

http://www.peoplesworld.org/gop-stalls-violen...

Only a republican!!! Misogynistic hypocrites.

Abortion is only OK when it's the republican's mistress who is pregnant.....then it's an acceptable form of birth control.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_...

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Heywood, UK

#17662 Oct 13, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
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Good morning, Lady El ... the couple I met meet at a secure location which has it's own name and is registered with the IRS and has it's own tax ID #(I've already checked it out) and is in close proximity to where my RW BFF lives ... they play all sorts of card games, domino games, Bunko, Farkle and various and assorted board games along with outings at the movie theater or casino trips such as we took ... a very lively group they are ... I felt honored they liked me and my personality to ask me to join their group ... Obviously, I would be the baby of the group but I've always hung out with individuals older than I ... As I said, it's a non-profit organization much like the organization that I'm the co-chairman of which is equivalent to (vice-president) but we call it co-chairman ... we're not as active as this group is but maybe I can get some ideas from the new group I'm thinking of visiting ... sounds like fun to me ...
So, you chose the microwave over the iphone ... good choice, less time in the kitchen works for me, ha! The iphones are over-rated anyway ... my smart-phone is smarter than me and I don't think I like that, haha ...
About the casinos, I've been to Atlantic City back in the 70s a few times, not sure who owned them back them, been to Gulfpost, Mississippi, Coushatta Louisiana and to the one in Choctaw, Oklahoma ... Now, for sure the Choctaw Casino is owned by the Indians and I suspect the others are as well, but do not quote me on that ... I pretty much suspect it, though!... Nonetheless, it's pretty much fun and I like to visit them ...
The baseball playoffs are on ... They've been running late ... The Yankees and Orioles game was well into extra innings (13) last night and tied and FOUR hours when I finally fell asleep ... IDK who won but I certainly hope it was the Orioles!... Justin Verlander was pitching for Detroit against the Oakland A's and were up 2-0 and I hope Detroit won that game ... so much baseball and not enough channels ...
NO COMMENT re: the DEBATE between Biden and Ryan ...
It's to be 86 today and it's been rather pleasant around here ... My lantana is fully bloomed and beautiful ... Jax is eating the pomegranate falling off the trees and my amaryllis is sprouting some new leaves for some Christmas blooms, hopefully ...
Reading the latest 2012 Lee Child book, A Wanted Man ...
Taking Jax to the vet for his annual check up ... PoohBear, bless his heart, took to an upper respirator infection ... My live-in pet sitter had the presence of mind to take him to the vet, called me at the casino and I gave her my credit card number to pay for his care and anti-biotics and steroids ... He's not coughing as bad as she said he was ... Thanks goodness she knows my pup and thank goodness he's getting better. That's all. Love FC
Good Morning Flower.....got a little time this morning before my appointment for my 'flu jab....put your lovely message here to one side last night until dinner was over and I could reply in kind, then got engrossed in the match...England v San Marino...then it was just too late to function! How is Pooh Bear this morning? I agree, your dog sitter is really on the ball, that's what being a responsible sitter isw all about, but thank goodness she got him to the Vets in good time. Hope it's good news on Jax too, let me know how they go on won't ya?!
Boardwalk Empire this evening. YO! Last week's episode was a little tame I thought, but that's the beauty of it, you are just expecting something really bad to happen until those credits come up at the end....never known an hour go so fast. Was watching a programme the other night and who should pop up but Gyp, as a doctor, he is flavour of the month at the moment apparently. Will do my best to fill you in with episode 3.

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