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“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#19719 Dec 10, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
You could...but I wouldn't answer to it, LOL! I answered this last night btw, left it while I answered the 'phone..then forgot,
just so you know.
Trying to visualise a 45 pound hog. Pretty heavy I imagine.
Hope the hog didn't feel a thing. Welp, I never imagined I would be bringing a calf back to the farm in my pristine car, my long-suffering hubby (Peter) drove, I sat in the back with this gi-normous calf, he in the footwell resting his curly head on my shoulder. We drove through town and would you believe the Mayor was in the main street, I had the window open, he looked in amazement, and I waved at him, and shouted 'Prynoun Dda'(Good Afternoon). He waved back and grinned.
I had been held to ransome in one respect, as Kathy's calf had died in still birth, the farmer buried the calf in view of our lounge window, for three days Kathy had brevvied over the spot, then the farmer dismissed her with a wave of his hadn, saying 'she is barren, she will go to market on Friday'...I pleaded with him to spare her if I bought a calf to take her milk.....
Purely because I knew she wasn't barren, the farmer had been drunk when he should have been keeping an eye on her when she was due.
I helped often on his farm. It was an amazing place, run down, but in it's time the farmhouse had accommodated the King of England, as long ago as Edward 1st.
One day he taught me how to 'attract' the cows to the gate...he told me to shout 'Coooop, Coooop,' repeatedly, and they would come. I tried this, needless to say they didn't respond. Tured round, the farmer was doubled up with laughter.....:)
"It was an amazing place, run down, but in it's time the farmhouse had accommodated the King of England, as long ago as Edward 1st."

Amazing, quite amazing the extent of history of the "old countries".

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#19720 Dec 10, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
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Good Monday morning, Deer Luke ... 80-82 over the last week or so ... We had an arctic cold blast come in overnight ... woke up 0530 at 37 this morning ... LOVE it!... just loved sticking my head out the door this morning you have no idea, crazy huh?... should get down to 25 tonight, yippee ... Hope you and Paula, family and friends are holding up well and are anxious for holiday get togethers ... Have a nice day and chat soon! Peace~FC <3 ...
Good evening, dear FC. Yep, got that arctic blast here today as well. The north wind is biting, no sun, had a few snow flurries this afternoon. That wind chill factor is now about 20F or probably below that now this evening. brrrr.. chill ...freeze

About the same for tomorrow, but a slight warming in the next few days of the week.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#19721 Dec 10, 2012
Groucho AKA Falcon 68 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, I meant THIS morning... I like Bob Evans sausage, but my all time favorite is Purnell's Old Folks country sausage. Brought a big ol' cast iron skillet... Coffee smells good... let's have breakfast!
had breakfast food for lunch this day, ummmm ummmm

Nice avatar pic, Falcon!

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#19722 Dec 10, 2012
Good evening or morning Kitchen-eers, and wishing all a fine Tuesday.

OH, just remembered ....

Saw an auto driving with stylized Christmas reindeer antlers on brackets for securing at tops of closed windows (instead of sports teams booster flags that might be seen often)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hope golden slumbers were had, or will be had.

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#19723 Dec 10, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning, Quinny! I just love the Nutcracker Suite and have enjoyed many productions of same ... I never tire of it and it seems to be a staple of each holiday season to come ... Matter of fact it's showing at one of the theaters in a week or two ... I've managed to get some really good tickets at a very fair price ... My neighbor Leigh rolls her eyes every year and says, "really, again ... really?" ... her husband laughs at her and then tells me, "don't look at me, I ain't going" LOL ... It's so easy to take someone right next door because I don't have to run into Austin proper and drag someone out of their home, drop them off, and then come home ... anyway, Hope you enjoyed the show and hope your weekend was otherwise a great one ... FC <3 ...
It was fabulous and beautiful and amazing! I don't tire of it either and I love Tchaikovsky's music. Another something we have in common.

Two years ago I saw it.....in complete silence. My beagle destroyed my hearing device. At least the ballet was very visually based, I just missed the music!
;-)

“ain't she sweet?”

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#19724 Dec 10, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Wow Quinny, hearing the foot-falls in a ballet is pretty darn awesome, as well as the ballet performance enjoyed, the venerable "The Nutcracker".

The seasonal lights in the city must be so pretty.
All little white Italian lights lining Michigan Avenue.

I can do without the snow until the 24th & 25th... then melt on the 26th.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#19725 Dec 11, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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"It was an amazing place, run down, but in it's time the farmhouse had accommodated the King of England, as long ago as Edward 1st."
Amazing, quite amazing the extent of history of the "old countries".
And that's just the tip of the iceberg so to speak.

Here we are in the heart of Welsh Wales, where Edward 1st built his castles complete with moats and walled cities, to keep OUT the WELSH
and I have recently traced my husband's line back to Edward 1st. lol
He is his 25th grandfather.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#19726 Dec 11, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
All little white Italian lights lining Michigan Avenue.
I can do without the snow until the 24th & 25th... then melt on the 26th.
Sounds just beautiful.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#19727 Dec 11, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi! Yeah, no doubt your lovable Ninja Princess Warrior have an excellent life. She's one little cutie there.
When I made the prior post, I was recalling seeing a celebrity/actor in an interview recently. Part of the presentation was taking the dogs for a walk in the neighborhood. One dog was on leash. The other, a Chihuahua, was "riding" along in the person's coat with its head and head sticking out. So I did "life is good" for it.
And dual-purposed "life is good" for you about your posting about your having your loving daughters, a good job you like, and the pets loved and loving back.
Hope you had a good weekend and the week started fine too.
chipping in here...hope you don't mind {{{Cuz Luke}}}

another take or two on 'walking' a small dog in this manner...
I had the most beautiful coat once upon a time, the shawl collar was
black Astrakhan...I would take my beautiful poodles out and the toy
one being so small, would snuggle inside my coat, mingling in with the collar which was undistinguishable from his own fur.
This was great if I took a bus ride, as, the fare for a dog is that
of an adult, but the conductor never did see her! Ludicrous to pay full fare for a scrap of a dog.

More recently, when we went for long walks, P would take advantage of using his motorised scooter which we kept in the boot. Our little
Yorkie..all of 5 lbs in weight...would love to ride in his basket...
many is the person who stopped to take pics of her as she sat there like a Queen!....:)

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

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#19728 Dec 11, 2012
oops...that's P's 22nd great-grandfather.

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#19729 Dec 11, 2012
Good Morning ALL...

no snow this morning but a very heavy frost, glistening
in the Winter's sun just coming up over the mountain.

Well...only a fortnight today until Christmas Day...
everybody read? I am about to start by shopping
this afternoon, and ordering a few 'specials'(not
turkey Grace, I'm adamant) but specials nevertheless.

Wishing everybody here or just looking in, a very good day.

“Here & Now”

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Since: Dec 06

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#19730 Dec 11, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi! Yeah, no doubt your lovable Ninja Princess Warrior have an excellent life. She's one little cutie there.
When I made the prior post, I was recalling seeing a celebrity/actor in an interview recently. Part of the presentation was taking the dogs for a walk in the neighborhood. One dog was on leash. The other, a Chihuahua, was "riding" along in the person's coat with its head and head sticking out. So I did "life is good" for it.
And dual-purposed "life is good" for you about your posting about your having your loving daughters, a good job you like, and the pets loved and loving back.
Hope you had a good weekend and the week started fine too.
Lovely post, funny how all doggies love
to stick their heads out the window,
Ali is only entitled to a slit
of open window, as she embarrasses me every time, if she sees anyone
in a wheel-chair or with a walking stick etc,
she wants to give them a fair 'dressing down'!

My son and I were watching this the other night
and got such a kick out of it..

would like to share it here ROFL!

Or should that be RUFF RUFF!

good Day DW.

“Here & Now”

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Since: Dec 06

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#19731 Dec 11, 2012
Good AM

Yes very frosty here too,
I was all ready to go up near the mountains
to a quaint shopping mall and walk the dog after,
in the hills...
but my plans were dashed, it would be dangerous,
and far too slippery,
but I am sure many folks have FAR BIGGER worries LOL!

Good for YOU El,
not changing your mind re the turkey!

The last posts here are lovely to read,
I saw mention of 'Tchaikovsky'

A very fine composer indeed, I agree,
but my own favourite has always been Mozart,
thought this would be nice for the thread,
being near Christmas.



and, being so near I must away again
and do a few bits, I'm going to
France immed after Xmas,
to where my son lives, it was like
a fairytale there last Christmas,
he lives in rural France, mistletoe trees,
around his house!
I look forward to that so much.

Christmas creeps up [doesn't it] and I can
so easily be sidetracked into something
unrelated, like firing the ball upstairs
Ali catching it at the top and letting it
bop down step by step! which she loves and does accurately,I taught her that -
the nearest thing we have between us to a game of tennis! LOL

Good day to everyone of the fine regulars here.

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#19732 Dec 11, 2012
Groucho AKA Falcon 68 wrote:
<quoted text>When I do a drive by the mickey D's, it's usually for a sausage mcmuffin with egg... Yep, I love breakfast at any time... My fave place to go is Cracker Barrel...
Cracker Barrel? Did someone mention Cracker Barrel? I love the hash brown casserole!

'morning Groucho! Pleased to know you.

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#19733 Dec 11, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>chipping in here...hope you don't mind {{{Cuz Luke}}}

another take or two on 'walking' a small dog in this manner...
I had the most beautiful coat once upon a time, the shawl collar was
black Astrakhan...I would take my beautiful poodles out and the toy
one being so small, would snuggle inside my coat, mingling in with the collar which was undistinguishable from his own fur.
This was great if I took a bus ride, as, the fare for a dog is that
of an adult, but the conductor never did see her! Ludicrous to pay full fare for a scrap of a dog.

More recently, when we went for long walks, P would take advantage of using his motorised scooter which we kept in the boot. Our little
Yorkie..all of 5 lbs in weight...would love to ride in his basket...
many is the person who stopped to take pics of her as she sat there like a Queen!....:)
Imagine a passerby seeing your coat collar move....and then yelp!

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#19734 Dec 11, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Cracker Barrel? Did someone mention Cracker Barrel? I love the hash brown casserole!
'morning Groucho! Pleased to know you.
Hey! Hash Brown casserole! Recipe please,(when you have
time).
Just popped in from Grace's Christmas song thread...saw you here,
safe journey this morning to work, and have a brilliant day....)

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#19735 Dec 11, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagine a passerby seeing your coat collar move....and then yelp!
...:) Telling the conductor 'I will set my collar on you' haha
I remember so well putting the other little dog, the miniature poodle
on the seat next to me, and telling the conductor I had paid for that seat...the things you do when you are young!
Would I do the same now....well yes.

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Since: Jun 06

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#19736 Dec 11, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Good AM
Yes very frosty here too,
I was all ready to go up near the mountains
to a quaint shopping mall and walk the dog after,
in the hills...
but my plans were dashed, it would be dangerous,
and far too slippery,
but I am sure many folks have FAR BIGGER worries LOL!
Good for YOU El,
not changing your mind re the turkey!
The last posts here are lovely to read,
I saw mention of 'Tchaikovsky'
A very fine composer indeed, I agree,
but my own favourite has always been Mozart,
thought this would be nice for the thread,
being near Christmas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4ug0PYot-mEXX
and, being so near I must away again
and do a few bits, I'm going to
France immed after Xmas,
to where my son lives, it was like
a fairytale there last Christmas,
he lives in rural France, mistletoe trees,
around his house!
I look forward to that so much.
Christmas creeps up [doesn't it] and I can
so easily be sidetracked into something
unrelated, like firing the ball upstairs
Ali catching it at the top and letting it
bop down step by step! which she loves and does accurately,I taught her that -
the nearest thing we have between us to a game of tennis! LOL
Good day to everyone of the fine regulars here.
It certainly does Grace...creep up quickly that is...

meanwhile I am throwing a ball up the stairs for Rosie,
just screwed up tin foil, she 'fetches' it back.
She also has a ping pong ball for in the kitchen where it can bounce. Gotta keep them amused this weather!

Interesting link above, thanks.

Vee

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Since: Dec 06

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#19737 Dec 11, 2012
Happeeeeeee TWOSday, El, Grace, Quinn, Deer Whisperer, Tony, etc etc etc. El and Grace, I have been following the story of those 2 DJS who pranked on that nurse. Lots of stories surfacing and in my opinion, she killed herself,lf because she took her job very seriously. Having betrayed a confidence, through no fault of her own, but she was devestated from the results. in the New York Post the DJS were quite stoic, having said that to kill herself over a joke, it had to be more then that, a troubled past, emotional issues, and I do not agree with their assessment. They got suspended but they need to get more then that. Just my opinion. Hope all animals are doing great, El, are you sick of the Macaroni and Cheese yet? ha ha ha.

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#19738 Dec 11, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
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It certainly does Grace...creep up quickly that is...
meanwhile I am throwing a ball up the stairs for Rosie,
just screwed up tin foil, she 'fetches' it back.
She also has a ping pong ball for in the kitchen where it can bounce. Gotta keep them amused this weather!
Interesting link above, thanks.
Hello El. Your weather sounds like ours today. Below freezing again

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