Hi Patsy, Sorry to hear about your problems getting the Paris book. Hope you get it soon. We have a very small library here at "The Courtyards". The Librarian knows what I like to read and always puts me on the list for Patterson & Woods books. She only orders Large Print so there are times it is difficult to get some of the best sellers that way.
Unfortunately we are not having a very good Easter. Carol woke up with a bad stomach and a Migraine. I have been suffering with a bad cold and Cough all week. Went to the Doctor Friday just to be sure it was nothing more then a cold and she confirmed that. We had to cancel our Easter dinner reservations and are just grabbing a few things here in the apartment. Happy Easter to all!
Booklaw, I forwarded my original message for her to the address you gave. By the way, it (the computer) would only accept the message with the NYC portion of the address in Caps. If I can be of further assistance, I am here and so far my memory is still pretty good!
Brooklyn was a pretty busy place during the war with the Brooklyn Navy Yard, The Army had piers for shipping out around the 50's and 60's, Floyd Bennett Field was active with the Navy Air Force.
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HI patsy, glad you are back home safe. I remember well that Long Island weekend traffic. At one point, my two brothers & my Sister all lived on Long Island and of course there were weddings, confirmations etc: to attend and we lived in NJ. Even when I lived in Brooklyn there were some rough weekend trips out to L.I.
The Mets are doing well. The Yanks only so-so at best. In fact the whole American League East looks like a disaster area. I am sure it will all smooth out after awhile but right now.....
Prodigal son. I knew that Lacrosse is on ESPN once in awhile but I did not know anyone who watched it! I do watch women's softball on TV when there is no Major League baseball on. I abhor soccer. I think it is the most boring sport in the world. My grandson's H.S. Baseball team is doing fairly well. They are playing at about.500 My grandson is Catching pretty much full time and relief Pitching sometimes. His bat is starting to come to life also. You are correct in saying that amateur sports can be very interesting and exciting.
Hey Prodigal Son. I am in the same town in Florida for just under 19 years. I still get told "hey, you are from Brooklyn". I consider it a compliment. The funny part is, I do a considerable amount of Public Speaking and I am seldom told when I do the Public Speaking that they hear a Brooklyn accent.
Patsy, I just finished the latest Harlen Coben book, "Fool Me Once". It was okay but it does not match up with Woods or Patterson's books. Coben used to write a series of books about an ex Jock who becomes an agent and got involved with all kinds of mysteries. I like him a lot better when he wrote them. The hero was I believe to have had a name like Simon Bolitar.
Hey Prodigal Son. I am in the same town in Florida for just under 19 years. I still get told "hey, you are from Brooklyn". I consider it a compliment. The funny part is, I do a considerable amount of Public Speaking and I am seldom told when I do the Public Speaking that they hear a Brooklyn accent. Having a Brooklyn accent is a gift from Above!I had many friends and acquaintances who moved from God's Country over to Florida. But you won't find too many folks like that here in the Gopher state. Like you, I consider it a compliment when someone like the bus driver says that my speech so readily stands out like that. Argh! We are getting more rain and it dashes my hopes of seeing high school baseball & softball. Hopefully, the games will be played at a later date. Everyone stay well!
Having a Brooklyn accent is a gift from Above!
I had many friends and acquaintances who moved from God's Country over to Florida. But you won't find too many folks like that here in the Gopher state. Like you, I consider it a compliment when someone like the bus driver says that my speech so readily stands out like that.
Argh! We are getting more rain and it dashes my hopes of seeing high school baseball & softball. Hopefully, the games will be played at a later date.
Everyone stay well!
The Mets look better every game, the Yanks are stinking the place out. If the Yanks do not get out of the cellar soon, George Steinbrenner will come out of his grave and fire everybody.
This Sunday I will be preaching a sermon on Pentecost in two different places. Our Senior Independent Living Facility and another Senior Independent living facility close by. Our regular Preacher will be out of town and he asked me to take his place. I will let you know if I get plaudits or rotten tomatoes. To those of the Jewish faith, Pentecost is the Christian day which comes on the Festival of Harvest called 'SHAVOUT". If you see many of your Christian friends dressed in RED this Sunday, it is a Pentecost tradition which represents the "Tongues of Fire " which touched each of those present at the original Pentecost.
My sermons went over real well. I think I left the people with a much better understanding of Pentecost. My Father told me that if you pat yourself on the back, you may break your arm, so I will not go into too much self praise! Weather here has been incredibly good lately. Sunny days. 70's in the am 80's in the pm. I still manage to get my walk in almost every day in the afternoon. I also feed 10 turtles in a pond on my walk. I call to them when I get to the pond and they come 3 0r4 at a time until they are all there or my feed for them is gone.
The Mets have had better weeks! Just when I thought they were ready to knock Washington out of first, they folded like a cheap suit. Hopefully this week will be better.
It is funny with those turtles. Most of them are kind of plain looking. They are about a foot long and 8 inches wide. Some have designs on their shells. But one that I call schnouzie is longer and wider and has a long neck and a big sharp nose. The others are not afraid of him and he does not try to bully even though he is bigger. They have to compete with seagulls and fish for the bread & rolls I feed them. The birds swoop down sometimes and grab the bread before the Turtles get it. Also some pretty large fish come up from the bottom and grab it. The turtles get most of it though.
Of course I remember "Brooklyn Day" by its original name "Anniversary Day" which celebrated the Anniversary of the Brooklyn Sunday School Union. The parades were magnificent. Okay, Here are some Brooklyn Names. See if you can identify them. (spelling may be a little off) John Cashmore. Abe Stark, Gladys Gooding, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Rosy O'Donnell, Danny Kaye, Robert Merill, Barbra Streisand, The Gallo Brothers, Hilda Chester, Cornelious (Connie) Greenway, George Tilyou,
That is a good challenge, especially for all of you that have not been on the blog for some time. Lets see if you know Brooklyn people.
Our librarian called and told me she had "15" for me. I went right down to our Library and picked it up. I am reading it very fast. So far it is really good. Plenty of action and some unexpected turns. I see why you liked it. She (the librarian) also told me that Private Rio will not be available until the end of the month. We have had rain every day this past week. Not all day, but plenty when it comes down. The plants & bushes love it!
Hey P.Son, One of my Brothers played Soccer for LIU. Never was and still am not crazy about the sport but I followed the team all over NY & NJ because my brother played for them. They even made me an honorary Manager (Waterboy).
I had serious Dental surgery several years ago. Pardon the spelling but I had a root canal and a reverse root canal called a piceotomy on one of my upper teeth (eye tooth). Unfortunately I had it done by a regular Dentist in NJ before I left for Florida but it did not take so I had to go to a Dental Surgeon down here who did the whole procedure over including removing some bone. That also was a 3 stage procedure. I have occasional tenderness in that area but nothing that bad and an important tooth was saved. Good luck with the surgery and I hope that the discomfort factor is very low.