El's Kitchen

“ain't she sweet?”

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#19234 Nov 26, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>Good points Franko,

only thing tho.. the commercialism can be so overdone at Christmas.

I dislike intensely those who wait outside a store to almost
entrap people coming out into giving..

does it ever occur to these people that many
of us might be involved in charitable events where
it is done privately and far away from the public eye.

Still tho'
the bottom line is,
they mean well.
Out here they stand in the cross streets and solicit. That's what bothers me. They are in the middle of the street and cause traffic jams, dangerous conditions and couple of times it was foggy in the early morning and nearly one standing in the street collecting money.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#19235 Nov 26, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>I agree!
However, what rubs me is where are the charitable folks in May thru September? The need is still great then. I know from experience after serving in a soup kitchen during those months. Holiday season, people are stepping all over one another; post holiday season, CUE THE CRICKET NOISE!
They give up their week nights & serve at the weekly church community dinners for folks who don't have a meal; they bag groceries in the food pantries so the families who need it get some basics; and the fold and organize clothing & shoes for the Catholic Charities clothes closet so those who have nothing can be warm and well clothed.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#19236 Nov 26, 2012
Good evening El's Belles and Gentlemen.

For Eleanor -- good morning and hope the inclement weather abates for Tuesday. Glad you nixed today's trip, and remain safe at home with Mr. P and kitty-kids!:)

“ain't she sweet?”

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#19237 Nov 26, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>you'd think they would know better after all these years, eh? Have any of these stores been sued when injury or death occured? Have any suits been won?
http://m.chicago.racked.com/archives/2012/05/...

http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/archive/in...

There have to be more, I don't think I'm using the best search phrases. But at least the one employee was trampled to death and that's one too many. Shoppers and workers shouldn't have to worry about getting killed in a stampede.
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“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#19238 Nov 26, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you {{{Cuz Luke}}}...
and hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving yesterday...:)
Sure did enjoy food and time with the 2 local daughters and son-in-law-to-be! I was assigned to bring dinner rolls. The hostess had ham, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and persimmon pudding [very most cake, more like]. The youngest took the task of making green bean casserole.

Viewing TV, enjoyed a broadcast of the [U.S.] National Dog Show from Philadelphia, PA. Seven or eight category winners were determined and then the "Best In Show" which was judged to be an American Foxhound. Coloring of white, black, and tan/brown was such that I kidded around with the "kids" that they were trying trick us and the winner was actually a giant beagle! They wouldn't have any of that.:)

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#19239 Nov 26, 2012
^^^ uh, moist is what I meant to type. "Pudding cake" to mean VERY moist.

About time to "hit the hay" for a good night's sleep. Wishes to all for a terrific Tuesday!

“guess who Lois?”

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Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19240 Nov 26, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Referring to above post -
that happens lately> a line or two of an earlier paragraph
drops down to the end..
I must 'shake the bag' lol
happens to me to ..(says to self ... must proofread!!!)

“guess who Lois?”

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Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19241 Nov 26, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://m.chicago.racked.com/archives/2012/05/...
http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/archive/in...
There have to be more, I don't think I'm using the best search phrases. But at least the one employee was trampled to death and that's one too many. Shoppers and workers shouldn't have to worry about getting killed in a stampede.
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thanks for the links ... will read more thoroughy later ... but I;m not surprised that there were suits.

“Ignore the trolls”

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Since: Oct 08

London, UK

#19242 Nov 26, 2012
Groucho AKA Falcon 68 wrote:
<quoted text>I've missed you and my dear Grace! I was off of work following a complete left knee replacement... Feeling right as rain now! I'll stop by here when time allows... Cheers!
Hi there Groucho - glad to hear all has gone well with your surgery. Knees can be very tricky bits of kit, so delighted it has all worked out so well. Now make sure you're not a stranger!

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#19243 Nov 26, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I get it too...it's so annoying.
Still raining here Tone...put back the cinema visit.
Morning ER and all other good people on here. We are due for showers today and then they say it's going to be fine for the rest of the week - I'll believe it when I see it! Assuming we get that, will try to send a little of it up your way.

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

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#19244 Nov 27, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
yes saw that too El...
and they expect WALES to be bad tonight,
I think you made a very wise decision in not
traveling.
I just watched the documentary on Chanel 4,
re two adult brothers who were born
perfectly normal grew up normal,
but later regressed to a childlike state,
[some rare brain disease]
there is no cure and it's progressive,
VERY difficult on the parents who are both
looking after them.
***
Anyway, tuck in all those lovely
pussycats and sleep well, dear El.
one chap going around with a teddy bear,
some rare brain disease
Good Morning Grace,

They were not wrong in their forecast, did you see
North Wales on Sky News this morning? The river Elwy
burst it's banks, residents were awoken in the early hours
and told to evacuate their homes. Hard on those who have
no insurance, it always is, I know.
I didn't watch that programme, more is the pity, it would
be enlightening, but how very strange the condition should
surface in adulthood. What a shock for the parents.
The pussy cats have cabin fever..as have I..lol...but they are
all fine and the birds are enjoying the garden to themselves.

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#19245 Nov 27, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Referring to above post -
that happens lately> a line or two of an earlier paragraph
drops down to the end..
I must 'shake the bag' lol
Been there, done that. Don't worry, happens to us all!..:)

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#19246 Nov 27, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Out here they stand in the cross streets and solicit. That's what bothers me. They are in the middle of the street and cause traffic jams, dangerous conditions and couple of times it was foggy in the early morning and nearly one standing in the street collecting money.
'Morning Quincy...that's terrible, I'm surprised they are not
stopped from doing that. It is actually illegal to speak to
people when collecting here, I did it at the time my brother
had handed over his shop to a charity...we offered the use of
the shop to Age Concern but they hummed and harred, so we put
it at the disposal of the RSPCA and ran it for them.
It was interesting, and a good way to get to know the local people
as we were fairly new to the area. They were very charitable, I will never forget one lady who cleaned the public toilets by the bus station. She collected coins people had dropped, cleaned them until they were gleaming, put them in a little bag and donated them to the shop. You could not put a price on that form of charity. Another lady donated her organ, she had upgraded and rather than sell it, gave it to the shop. Amazing people, salt of the earth.

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Since: Jun 06

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#19247 Nov 27, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
Good evening El's Belles and Gentlemen.
For Eleanor -- good morning and hope the inclement weather abates for Tuesday. Glad you nixed today's trip, and remain safe at home with Mr. P and kitty-kids!:)
Thank you dear Luke and Good Morning.
Unfortunately there is more to come, oh welp, c'est la vie.
We are quite lucky here so far, fingers crossed.
North Wales made the national news this morning, a whole village
had to be evacuated in the early hours of the morning, their homes
damaged, some uninsured, but as they are the first to say, at least they themselves and their families are safe.

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#19248 Nov 27, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://m.chicago.racked.com/archives/2012/05/...
http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/archive/in...
There have to be more, I don't think I'm using the best search phrases. But at least the one employee was trampled to death and that's one too many. Shoppers and workers shouldn't have to worry about getting killed in a stampede.
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I read about the fellow who was apprehended by security at Walmart, and died in the car park. All over a few stolen items.
It happened here some years ago, in Birmingham, England, a young
fellow had been stealing on an open market, the stall holder
apprehended him, lay on top of him until the police arrived, who pronounced him dead at the scene. A young coloured fellow.
We happened to visit the area that week, and the tension directed towards us was palpable, we had our Irish Wolfhound with us, and tell you what, glad we had. A great pity they are so 'enthusiastic' let us say, over a petty crime.

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#19249 Nov 27, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I represent l churches my child!
Touche! G'Morning Franko.
Hey, did you hear that the new Governor of the Bank of England
is Canadian. Football teams owned by Americans and now this.
Whatever happened to the Empire...lol.

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#19250 Nov 27, 2012
tallyho wrote:
may I say good night , Lady El... Madame Grace
ladies and gents of the realm and the Kit Krue
G'Morning Sir Tally....
this new heating system we had installed...about to serve dinner
last night, doorbell, an electrician came to 'change the clock'
they are still experimenting! We are guinea pigs for this new
system! You saw how complicated the wiring, I believe they are
learning about it as they go. Worrying.

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#19251 Nov 27, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning ER and all other good people on here. We are due for showers today and then they say it's going to be fine for the rest of the week - I'll believe it when I see it! Assuming we get that, will try to send a little of it up your way.
Morning Tony..I'm beginning to believe 'Ken Barlow' is right,
there is no end to this rain, the school was flooded the other
day and at the other end of the village, the kid's playground
is under water. Did you see St. Asaph on the news this a.m?
The contract ends today on the car so we have to go out, it
is grieving me that there is still near enough a full tank in
the car...might chance going down to Porthmadog, why not?
Banking on you sending some dry weather this way!

“....VETS”

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Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#19252 Nov 27, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
G'Morning Sir Tally....
this new heating system we had installed...about to serve dinner
last night, doorbell, an electrician came to 'change the clock'
they are still experimenting! We are guinea pigs for this new
system! You saw how complicated the wiring, I believe they are
learning about it as they go. Worrying.
oh yes , wonder why they haven't tutored the Lord of the manor . designed to save you and Wales money and power usage ..........tutored meaning how to set the controls yourself

“....VETS”

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Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#19253 Nov 27, 2012
is the kit open to a nice:

potato waffles, potato bread, potato cake, or hash browns
bread, usually toasted or fried
pancakes/bubble and squeak/fried, grilled tomatoes/

laverbread ..........cockles

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