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Old 07-24-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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HiW and MtGriz do love to stir the pot. I wuv them both dearly.

Yikes, we just had a few booms of thunder and a downfall. Stopped five minutes later. The horses must be really clean
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I forgot to share this with everyone, but on the evening before July 4th there was a wonderful free show here in front of Independence Hall (there are acres of lawn on Independence Mall) and the public was invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The featured entertainment was the Philly Pops Orchestra. What a wonderful concert of patriotic and popular songs! Independence Hall was lit up and decorated with red white and blue bunting, and there was two story high reproduction of the original Declaration in front of the building, also illuminated.

It was fun to sing along with hundreds, maybe thousands, of people "God Bless America" and "America The Beautiful." A couple from a foreign country in Europe sitting next to us had as good a time as we had even though they were unfamiliar with these songs. At the end of the concert I turned to my companion and said "this would have been perfect if only they played 'The Stars And Stripes Forever' by John Phillip Sousa." Just then the orchestration stood up and started playing it! I was SO happy. Flashed across Independence Hall was the Betsy Ross flag and the "Spirit Of '76" Trio.

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Old 07-24-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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[quote=NYgal2NC;40542604]This is my response to Happy In Wyoming. Apparently the thread was closed and I still want to get my 2 cents in. Fire me. Won't be the first time.

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Democrats have no sense of humor.
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You could not be more wrong. I'm a registered Democrat and I have a great sense of humor. Been told that many times.

The people who turned Montana Griz's post into a dang nightmare that should be ashamed of themselves.

And whoever moved the OP to a different thread...... well if I said what I'm thinking, I'd get another 3 day "punishment."
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HiW and MtGriz do love to stir the pot. I wuv them both dearly.

Yikes, we just had a few booms of thunder and a downfall. Stopped five minutes later. The horses must be really clean
Hee,Hee, Hee...........Yes, I will confess................I purposely put my Post in the Retirement forum for a couple of specific reasons:...........................(and yes, NYgal- you do have a good sense of humor

1/...HUMOR: Since SO MANY of the Posts in the Retirement forum are: a/ negative; b/complaining; c/ critical in so many ways and of others and their opinions);..d/obviously written by folks that are "unhappy" with themselves and their daily lives and lack a sense-of-humor...................Soooooooo, I thought I'd try and bring a smile and a chuckle to a few folks.............And yes, it did do that,....before the post was closed I received a very gratifying number of "reps" with positive "comments"..

2/... STIR-THE-POT: "Ferret-Out" those that felt a negative response was appropriate...(Oh, I hope you can tell, I'm really crushed )........At my age-in my 84th yr-, other folks (negative) opinions, of my opinions and perspectives, are totally irrelevant.

Carpe Diem, my friends...........life is too short not to have a positive outlook,....don't shoot ugly guns and by all means, drink fine wine.
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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This is my response to Happy In Wyoming. Apparently the thread was closed and I still want to get my 2 cents in. Fire me. Won't be the first time.





Hee,Hee, Hee...........Yes, I will confess................I purposely put my Post in the Retirement forum for a couple of specific reasons:...........................(and yes, NYgal- you do have a good sense of humor

1/...HUMOR: Since SO MANY of the Posts in the Retirement forum are: a/ negative; b/complaining; c/ critical in so many ways and of others and their opinions);..d/obviously written by folks that are "unhappy" with themselves and their daily lives and lack a sense-of-humor...................Soooooooo, I thought I'd try and bring a smile and a chuckle to a few folks.............And yes, it did do that,....before the post was closed I received a very gratifying number of "reps" with positive "comments"..

2/... STIR-THE-POT: "Ferret-Out" those that felt a negative response was appropriate...(Oh, I hope you can tell, I'm really crushed )........At my age-in my 84th yr-, other folks (negative) opinions, of my opinions and perspectives, are totally irrelevant.

Carpe Diem, my friends...........life is too short not to have a positive outlook,....don't shoot ugly guns and by all means, drink fine wine.

I should marry you. LOL Nothing like a guy with a positive attitude, good sense of humor. Not an easy find.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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At a nursing home, an old lady is going up and down the halls lifting up her nightgown in front of all the men while saying "Super Sex". She stops in front of a man in a wheelchair, lifts up her nightgown, and announces "Super Sex". The man replies, "I'll have the soup, thank you."
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:08 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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At a nursing home, an old lady is going up and down the halls lifting up her nightgown in front of all the men while saying "Super Sex". She stops in front of a man in a wheelchair, lifts up her nightgown, and announces "Super Sex". The man replies, "I'll have the soup, thank you."
hahahaha. I can't rep you or Clark Park again although I'd like to. Wonderful description of the 4th of July.

This afternoon it finally rained--a rarity around here lately. It thundered and lightened too so I had a shaking DOG practically on top of my head while I was lying on the couch. He got as close as he possibly could and was like velcro. Yep, it's that boring here lately. We hope to take off for Maine next week though.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I forgot to share this with everyone, but on the evening before July 4th there was a wonderful free show here in front of Independence Hall (there are acres of lawn on Independence Mall) and the public was invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The featured entertainment was the Philly Pops Orchestra. What a wonderful concert of patriotic and popular songs! Independence Hall was lit up and decorated with red white and blue bunting, and there was two story high reproduction of the original Declaration in front of the building, also illuminated.

It was fun to sing along with hundreds, maybe thousands, of people "God Bless America" and "America The Beautiful." A couple from a foreign country in Europe sitting next to us had as good a time as we had even though they were unfamiliar with these songs. At the end of the concert I turned to my companion and said "this would have been perfect if only they played 'The Stars And Stripes Forever' by John Phillip Sousa." Just then the orchestration stood up and started playing it! I was SO happy. Flashed across Independence Hall was the Betsy Ross flag and the "Spirit Of '76" Trio.
That sounds wonderful.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default Kate Smith...........

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I forgot to share this with everyone, but on the evening before July 4th there was a wonderful free show here in front of Independence Hall (there are acres of lawn on Independence Mall) and the public was invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The featured entertainment was the Philly Pops Orchestra. What a wonderful concert of patriotic and popular songs! Independence Hall was lit up and decorated with red white and blue bunting, and there was two story high reproduction of the original Declaration in front of the building, also illuminated.

It was fun to sing along with hundreds, maybe thousands, of people "God Bless America" and "America The Beautiful." A couple from a foreign country in Europe sitting next to us had as good a time as we had even though they were unfamiliar with these songs. At the end of the concert I turned to my companion and said "this would have been perfect if only they played 'The Stars And Stripes Forever' by John Phillip Sousa." Just then the orchestration stood up and started playing it! I was SO happy. Flashed across Independence Hall was the Betsy Ross flag and the "Spirit Of '76" Trio.
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As a youngster many, many years ago, I can remember being with my parents at a very large outdoor celebration of the 4th of July, and the M.C. announced that the featured vocalist would be singing (and simulcast on WGN Radio-Chicago): "GOD BLESS AMERICA"-------The vocalist was:...KATE SMITH!!!!!
For those who are old enough to know who Kate Smith was..............I need say-no-more!!
The standing ovation lasted approx 3 minutes, IIRC................What a voice!
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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As a youngster many, many years ago, I can remember being with my parents at a very large outdoor celebration of the 4th of July, and the M.C. announced that the featured vocalist would be singing (and simulcast on WGN Radio-Chicago): "GOD BLESS AMERICA"-------The vocalist was:...KATE SMITH!!!!!
For those who are old enough to know who Kate Smith was..............I need say-no-more!!
The standing ovation lasted approx 3 minutes, IIRC................What a voice!

I remember her. What a voice. I love patriotic music. Wish we could hear it more often.

One other music I miss...... good old-fashioned hymns. Don't really care for the "new stuff".
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Yikes, do not know whoo Kate Smith is. And I am old beyond my years, mind you.
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