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Old 10-20-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Wow, that is too cool, a second gen Miamian. I went to Gables High. 40-s - 70-s in Miami, those were the days. I would have loved to have seen Miami in the forties.

Yeah, every day it gets colder I miss it. I am so excited to be going back next year. Getting rid of all of our stuff has and will continue to be daunting, but I don't care. I followed DH's dream of living up here in the country, now it's my turn. We can't take the layout of the place or the weather anymore.

 
Old 10-20-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Currently 83 here on the ocean in Miami Beach. Does that make you miss Miami, lol?

BTW, to answer your "rep" question from the other board, I went to South Miami High in the early 70s. I actually started at Coral Park for a couple of months because they hadn't finished building South Miami in time for the beginning of the school year. And my Miami roots go back even further; my mother went to Miami High in the 1940s!
My hometown is Hollywood, Florida. I went to Nova High School in Davie (west of Fort Lauderdale) and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
 
Old 10-21-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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OMG, another one! CP did you know that FAU has a campus in Jupiter?


1947 - Majorettes leading the Miami Senior High School Band in the Orange Bowl parade




I was in the 79 and 80 OB parade with my high school band, the Cavaliers.
 
Old 10-21-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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After college I lived in a few different parts of Miami: Coconut Grove for a year, Opa Locka (yes! Opa Locka! Wasn't so bad way back then) and Kendall for a couple of years.

I have a love/hate relationship with South Florida. I think it is beautiful and no one appreciates the sunsets and tropical foliage more than I do. The lower Florida Keys are amongst the most beautiful places in the US. Greater Miami is not the town I grew up near - it's sophisticated, cultured, and urbane (not "My-am-uh" anymore).

Now I prefer the four seasons, the hilly terrain and the patina of history and charm. I cannot abide the fact that public transportation is terrible and one is dependent always on a car. Would I ever live in South Florida again? Maybe as a seasonal "snowbird."
 
Old 10-21-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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This may not be the movie for everyone, but I found it to be worth viewing:

Lullaby (2014) - IMDb
 
Old 10-21-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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My hometown is Hollywood, Florida. I went to Nova High School in Davie (west of Fort Lauderdale) and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
While I didn't grow up in Florida I did go to college here..2 years at BCC and then 2 years at FAU.
FAU had just turned into a 4 year college when I entered there as a junior.

I also lived in Hollywood for about 5 years

Small world eh ?
 
Old 10-21-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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This may not be the movie for everyone, but I found it to be worth viewing:

Lullaby (2014) - IMDb
Thank you, I am desperate to add some movies to my Netflix queue.

I just saw and really liked Adam Resurrected, a powerful film but fair warning, involves Nazi concentration camp experience.
 
Old 10-21-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Today I made my quarterly trip down to Costco in Winston-Salem about 90 miles away. This time before I went I sent an email to several friends asking what they wanted. It took me 4 hours to shop for it all, loading the big flat cart to the max three times. The Suburban was, um I mean, IS filled from behind the front seats all the way to the back doors and nearly to the headliner. I had decided that the best thing to do with the new dog was to board him for the day since he's still got some separation anxiety and some issues with my other two dogs. When I stopped to pick him up I realized that he'd have to ride in the front passenger seat since there was absolutely no room in back.

Tomorrow I unload it all and tell friends to come and get it. Nestles chocolate chips were on sale and 4 people asked me to get them each a bag (72 ounces) so I told them that they would have to share those cookies when they bake.

I am well stocked on all the basics that I buy there for at least 4 months, maybe longer.

The autumn colors helped make the journey a lovely one. Going down the mountain about 1,500 feet meant that NC was not as far along in the change as we are her in VA, where they peak of color was last week.
 
Old 10-21-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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At least at our age everything is starting to click - our necks, our elbows, our knees.............
 
Old 10-21-2014, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Somebody asked me if I was suffering from insanity. I said, "No, I'm enjoying every minute of it".
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