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#20035 Dec 19, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
If my actions of the last few days have taught me anything at all, it is, one cannot afford to make comments about other people's reactions to anything....
I read your post over an hour ago PFfff, and had to go away and compose myself,(cup of sweet tea!) frankly I am gutted I insulted anyone at all, it hasn't been a traumatic enough time without me putting in my twopennorth....
You have never insulted me.
I stayed behind the scenes this morning, trying to come to terms with the fact I had actually alienated you, and possibly others, from this thread, you of all people, one of the nicest ladies on offbeat...
to say I am so relieved you are gracious enough to suggest we put it behind us, is an understantement.
I do hope we can...I'm willin'...:)
That's all I can say at the moment.
I wish you the most Merry of Christmas's and thank you....
El! now ur gonna make me cry! thats a no no! lol

ok picture this, i knock at ur door and u answer, we give each other a hug, i go to ur kitchen cabinets and take out 2 cups and some tea, nah... make that a bottle of wine and some glasses, we drink a glass or maybe 2 or 3 or... lol
now we are laughing our butts off,
lifes good.
alls well that ends well..
lol lol
:P

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Location hidden

#20036 Dec 19, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
{{{{ Pretty Feet }}}} in totality, and especially in its ending, it's simply one of the best posts I've read in awhile.
and before my mind tracks off into ....
Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours !!!!
----------
You're a perceptive one, you are as to my more recent postings ... but was more to atone for my "spamming" earlier.
Sending young ones off to elementary school years ago, and having grand-kids attending now, and their mom offering voluntary aid to same; and knowing teachers, and knowing that you have a teacher in your family as well as grandkids ....
I know where you are coming from.
And I know:
as with slavery and PARTICULARLY 100 years (or so) of "Jim Crow", gun violence as last Friday is a blight on the U.S. of America; no, a deep, dark stain. About 70 'like'(as a mass of victims) shootings since mid-90s and 30,000 lives lost per year -- and quite a few children included -- acceptance of that as 'life as it should be' is unfathomable.
It's my duty to participate accordingly.
((( Luke }}}
i hate to tell u this but i really dont know what spamming is. lol

TY
:)

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20037 Dec 19, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
Morning all, a little humour to brighten your day, pinched from a friend of mine on FB:
If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman.
He was being cross-examined by a defence attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer's credibility .....
Q:'Officer --- did you see my client fleeing the scene?'
A:'No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.'
Q:'Officer, who provided this description?'
A:'The officer who responded to the scene.'
Q:'A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?'
A:'Yes, sir. With my life.'
Q:'With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?'
A:'Yes sir, we do!'
Q:'And do you have a locker in the room?'
A:'Yes, sir, I do.'
Q:'And do you have a lock on your locker?'
A:'Yes, sir.'
Q:'Now, why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?'
A:'You see, sir, we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.'
The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called.
LMAO!!! Great answer!!!

This makes me wonder, though ... I bet it is Police policy that they lock their lockers ... my understanding is that losing thier gun or badge can get them a reprimand ...

The lawyer was beign quite underhanded, wasn't he? If I was the officer I might be tempted to ask the lawyer "Hey, maybe your colleagues will lie to you, but I doubt my colleagues would lie to me" ...

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20038 Dec 19, 2012
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
yes El, u are honest and i can admire that in a person. but the fact is that u went about it in a cowardly way. u indirectly insulted me by repeating my words and mocking my feelings, then indirectly insulted Franko by repeating his words, and then again indirectly insulted Luke by singing the jingle bell (knowing full well that he had song christmas songs and probably did so to ease any tensions with this conversation - to which i say thank u Luke) and also u could include FC since she also posted christmas song. and then to top it off u went out of ur way telling those who may have any feelings such as i do, to not come back to the kitchen.
the thing is El, u know i have a grandchild in this age group, a daughter who is a teacher - i would have thought that maybe if u felt this way that u could have restrained urself and just sent a pm to me to tell me what u think, that IMO would have been the kinder way to treat a so called friend. so the way i see it, u intentionaly wanted to mock me, but what i cant figure out is why.
i honestly didnt know what to say to ur post, wasnt really sure it even needed to be answered so if i have insulted u, i truly am sorry for that. i didnt mean to.
people are so different in how they handle things, i cant help the way i am, with some things i just feel that talking doesnt necessarily help, things happen in life that make us sad, things we cant control or change, and may not be able to ever make it better. so maybe for me, my survival is to put it aside and go on with what i can live with.
i remember how kind u were a few months back when u sent me a pm asking about my health, i never forgot that and i realize i never talked about what the problem was and if i some how insulted u with regards to that, please know it doesnt mean i didnt appreciate the support, and that if i dont talk about certain things, its simply because i can't.
i hope we can put our differences aside because i just think its not worth it. lifes too short to let our opinions on different subjects take away any kind of connection to people with whom we have respect for.
anyway, Merry Christmas to u and all here, and have a wonderful new year.
:)
I can sense how emotional you are about this ... now that I know your granddaughter is a teacher, I can imagine how your anxiety would be raised, knowing that schools are now possible targets for criminals acts. No wonder you would prefer not to talk about it and just add to your worries .... it makes more sense knowing this.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20039 Dec 19, 2012
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
no dear friend, it was pretty clear and im surprised it wasnt to others. but anyway, i appreciate ur kind words to me.
yes tragic events in the family always leave scars and im SO sorry Franko to hear such a sad story has been put on ur doorstep, i dont know why things like these happen, i wish i had some words to tell u to make u feel better, but im not good with that sort of thing, just know that there are people out in the world who do care, and maybe that is our only hope for the future..
take care and have a happy holiday.
:)
I appreciate your kindness and concern ... needless to say, I have learned to cope with it, as we all must ... because any of us can have something happen in our lives (either directly, or indirectly to someone close to us) and most of us do at some point or another ... so that is why we all need to have a compassion for others ...

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20040 Dec 19, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
2, 5, 7, 9, 11 (public television), and 32.
The good old days! Now we have like 500 channels & my husband always complains "there's nothing on"!
when you take away reality shows (Jersey Shore anyone?) and repeats, etc etc ... about 20% of the content is much good. Also consider the fact that 3/4 of those channels have the same shows on them ... you probably come down to maybe 20 channels that offer real choice.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20041 Dec 19, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Another FB hoax, and you need to know this. Much like cretin topix posters use celebrity name or worse, names (or parodies thereof) of other posters:
http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/morg...
First Snopes debunked it, now Morgan Freeman himself has stated that the widely-circulated quote condemning the media's response to the Newtown, CT tragedy is, in fact, not from him. The statement took the media to task for the manner in which they cover mass shootings, claiming that it glorifies the killers and gave other disturbed individuals an incentive to follow suit. The fact that the statement purported to be from the beloved, Academy Award-winning 75 year old actor led to it being posted and re-posted far and wide the Internet over, which led some to become suspicious of the quote's true source.
This is not the first political stance misattributed to Freeman: in September, a quote from a Twitter parody account featuring Freeman's photo condemning homophobia was widely attributed to the actor himself, in spite of clear indications—the spelling of the account, the profanity it employed—that it was not him.
they used to say that misinformatoin was one of the tools of communist countries to maintain control by convincing their population of the way things should be ...

now we know it can happen anywhere to anyone.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20042 Dec 19, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
My first taste of sausage gravy and toast was during basic training in the military. Bad stuff!
Fast forward to 2007. My new bride for four years kept asking if I ever wanted that for breakfast. I grumbled something and finally relented. Was I ever surprised! Yum yum!!
There was a pub that sponsored some runners for, "Race for the Cure. My wife prepared two crock pots of her "magic". After the race, folks came back looking for seconds only to find the pots empty! Everyone enjoyed it!
I will have coffee and a Mimosa, please.
sometimes the recipe is bad, sometimes the cook is bad. Looks like your first experience was with bad cook?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#20043 Dec 19, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
If my actions of the last few days have taught me anything at all, it is, one cannot afford to make comments about other people's reactions to anything....
I read your post over an hour ago PFfff, and had to go away and compose myself,(cup of sweet tea!) frankly I am gutted I insulted anyone at all, it hasn't been a traumatic enough time without me putting in my twopennorth....
You have never insulted me.
I stayed behind the scenes this morning, trying to come to terms with the fact I had actually alienated you, and possibly others, from this thread, you of all people, one of the nicest ladies on offbeat...
to say I am so relieved you are gracious enough to suggest we put it behind us, is an understantement.
I do hope we can...I'm willin'...:)
That's all I can say at the moment.
I wish you the most Merry of Christmas's and thank you....
As an "innocent" bystander and having read all posts .. I feel that this has been an emotionally charged issue with a vast array of different feelings about it. For varying reasons, some prefer not to talk about it because it is too upsetting, others feel it must be talked bout because we wish we could do something about it ... and many people somewhere in between the extremes ...

SO, it is not surprising that the same words were interpretted so differently .... in fact I bet if there were 30 readers there were 30 interpretations ....

I don't think anyone intended to have such extreme reactions to their words ... I now EL that you are not one to purposely say anything controversial or unkind and I believe that Pfft knows that about you as well ...

SO, I think it comes down more to emotional reactions leading to misunderstandings . and once the parties involved realize this, then calmer appraoches can be taken after that.

I'm glad you talked about how you took an hour to sit back and think about it ... that shows in your post which was well stated and clearly not an emotional "gut reaction",

Kudos to you for this level headed post EL....

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20044 Dec 19, 2012
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
El! now ur gonna make me cry! thats a no no! lol
ok picture this, i knock at ur door and u answer, we give each other a hug, i go to ur kitchen cabinets and take out 2 cups and some tea, nah... make that a bottle of wine and some glasses, we drink a glass or maybe 2 or 3 or... lol
now we are laughing our butts off,
lifes good.
alls well that ends well..
lol lol
:P
We got through it my friend.....

It's all good....:)

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20045 Dec 19, 2012
I would like to dedicate this poem to all the
lovely people who come to the kitchen and who I am
delighted to call my friends.

With special thoughts of PFfff, Flower, Deer Whisperer
(Cuz Luke), Boomer and Franko.

&#9829; Friends &#9829;

Friends stay together
through good and through bad
Friends stay together
through happy and sad
Friends stay together
through break-ups and tears
Friends stay together
over the years
Friends stay together
when different or alike
Friends stay together
through pain and through strife
Friends stay together
no matter the cause
Friends stay together
just because
Friends stay together
through love and through hate
Friends stay together
through destiny and fate
Friends stay together
they're just always there
Friends stay together
because they care&#9829;

Jade Just me

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20046 Dec 19, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
You ever get to Columbus, Ohio, you must come to breakfast. SOS for chow and maybe Bloody Mary's or Mimosas.
Once you taste my brides biscuit and gravy, you will eat no other!
It would just spoil me :)

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20047 Dec 19, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
We got through it my friend.....
It's all good....:)
Hi El. My wife and I went to a casino and had a nice drive and a good lunch. The sad thing is I lost $20 :) Well Obama went on TV and as we thought he is going to expand gun control or at least try to. We have a bill being introduced in Texas that will really reduce the probability of another tragedy. Just like they have sky marshals we will have school marshals. They will be unknown who is the first responders and will be school personal who will have concealed carry license and police training and will be a deputy. These nuts don't go to places they know someone will be armed. Blame the person who pulled the trigger not the gun

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

‘

#20048 Dec 19, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Hi El. My wife and I went to a casino and had a nice drive and a good lunch. The sad thing is I lost $20 :) Well Obama went on TV and as we thought he is going to expand gun control or at least try to. We have a bill being introduced in Texas that will really reduce the probability of another tragedy. Just like they have sky marshals we will have school marshals. They will be unknown who is the first responders and will be school personal who will have concealed carry license and police training and will be a deputy. These nuts don't go to places they know someone will be armed. Blame the person who pulled the trigger not the gun
I saw that on INTERNATIONAL NEWS here..

I suppose he felt he HAD TO do something..
that will make a difference.

Good night to you Denny,

glad you had a pleasant night out with Mrs D!

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20049 Dec 19, 2012
thought, I went to school no guns,armed police,

we made it a tad harder for the nut to get a gun

maybe we can arm the older students if you can hunt as young as 14 , then you can arm te kids , chargggggggggge

maybe some body armor ... we can use a fireteam...

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20050 Dec 19, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I saw that on INTERNATIONAL NEWS here..
I suppose he felt he HAD TO do something..
that will make a difference.
Good night to you Denny,
glad you had a pleasant night out with Mrs D!
grace they had a assault rifle gun ban for 10 years and it did nothing. There were several mass shootings during the ban. It just makes people think you are doing something. He did tie it with mental health so if you are against his gun grab you are against mental health

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#20051 Dec 19, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
I would like to dedicate this poem to all the
lovely people who come to the kitchen and who I am
delighted to call my friends.
With special thoughts of PFfff, Flower, Deer Whisperer
(Cuz Luke), Boomer and Franko.
&#9829; Friends &#9829;
Friends stay together
through good and through bad
Friends stay together
through happy and sad
Friends stay together
through break-ups and tears
Friends stay together
over the years
Friends stay together
when different or alike
Friends stay together
through pain and through strife
Friends stay together
no matter the cause
Friends stay together
just because
Friends stay together
through love and through hate
Friends stay together
through destiny and fate
Friends stay together
they're just always there
Friends stay together
because they care&#9829;
Jade Just me
Oh my! You humble me, Lady El.

an excerpt offered; "doctored" from the Hollies tune:

"It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all

She ain't heavy, she's my cuzzin"

Golden slumbers for you tonight; waking up to morning bright.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#20052 Dec 19, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>sometimes the recipe is bad, sometimes the cook is bad. Looks like your first experience was with bad cook?
No one cooks well in the military! LOL!

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#20053 Dec 19, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Biscuits & gravy has been all around you -- in the north -- and for a very long time.

"milk gravy" with sausage bits is a favored variety too.
Cracker Barrel ...... but I thought it was a southern thing. I'll eat grits.....biscuits 'n gravy eh, not so much.

Merry Christmas dear Deer. Have a lovely holiday.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#20054 Dec 19, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>well, you have always had WGN,'educational TV', probably another independent, and the major commercial networks.

when I was a lad, it was 3 networks and an independent.
The three networks, WGN local, public broadcasting and I don't know what UHF was or stood for.

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