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Good morning-woke up to 16 degrees today...now that's cold!!! quick typeby-hope everyone stays warm and has a nice weekend.......bye
Weird. No Patsy and Warren...
Off to Cape May with my daughter, grandson and husband......hope the weather clears up
Have a great weekend
Hi All I see Patsy still is not on.She became a grandma today. Baby Boy Gavin
Good night sweet dreams
Good morning All. Have a great Sunday.Baby it is cold here in Staten Island.
9 DEGREES OH MY.
Give me the hot weather anytime...
Had a great time in Cape May with my grandson!!!!
Patsy still can't get on. Want to congratulate her and her daughter on the birth of her grandson, Gavin Robert born 12-7-13. She said to said hi to all.
Hi-good morning everyone...cold herein Chicago-with about 4 inches of snow on the ground..going down to 0 tonite..Congrats to Patsy on her new grandson....nothing like being a Grandma!!! Judy-glad u enjoyed Cape May..have a great day...(hard for me to get on here today)...bye
Temperatures here in St Paul feel somewhere between -30F to 2F. But that's OK cause we like it that way.
Hi all,Cold and it snowed yesterday.I have not been out since Monday. Had surgery on my mouth so stuck inside but that is ok.Hi Anna stay warmHi Judy your grandson is growing so fast. ADORABLEPatsy must be on cloud nine right now enjoying her little Gavin
Have a great day
Hi Prodigalson I am freezing my a-- off lol Stay warm also
Good nigh sweet dreams keep warm you New yorkers...
These beautiful words NEVER get old:
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.
"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old."Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus."Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'"Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
"VIRGINIA O'HANLON."115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus.
He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
Love it and going to copy it and put it on facebook.Thank you Prodigalson.Snowing and cold here in Staten Island.Good night sweet dreams to all.
Hello all again. Patsy, congrats on the grandchild. I still remember the first one. Now we have 7. Oldest 22 and the youngest 10.Hi T Bone. I have to watch for the same problem I explained a while back. If it crops up again I will disappear again. Judy, good to see you and also Anna on here.
We have had the harshest winter in Florida since we moved here. Plenty of mornings in the 30's. The best part is of course no SNOW which you up North have had plenty of. Today, high 70's in the afternoon. Carol is doing quite well and is enjoying our apartment and all the amenities. We both have gained weight since coming here. Good for Carol. Not so good for me. I am cutting down on the desserts to see if that helps. I had a Colonoscopy earlier this month and a Cystostopy today. Both with good results. PSA up a little. Bears watching. As Porky Pig always said "Thaaaaaaaaats all folks".
Hi Judy. I saved the current page in my favorites. So far it has brought me to the current posts. When a new page starts I will have to change that page to my favorites. Anna, I am sure you will love Florida. One word of caution. Do not let people talk you into getting rid of all your winter clothes. You will need at least some of them in Dec-Feb. I clicked on the blue Icon and got absolutely no response. No Pictures no nothing!!!! Yes, I do have pictures on my computer.
I guess that this color is Lilac or something close. Anyway the color selection works!
How come you guys let the New Mayor of NYC eat Pizza with a knife & fork???
Hello Fellow slopeites,
Last year I asked a question that I never got an answer to. With Easter coming up I wondered if they still have the Cross of Easter Lillies on display in the Hot House in Prospect Park at Easter time. The Line used to go around the building and way up the path for viewers. I am talking 70 years ago so if they are still doing it that is great!
Okay, a trivia question What Hotel was right next to the St George in Brooklyn. It is where Carol and I spent our wedding night?
Hello All, Anna. Soon you will be a member of the retired folks group. I have been retired 21 & 1/2 years and it beats work any day.
The Hotel that Carol & I stayed in on our wedding night next to the St George was.....The Towers Hotel. WE EVEN WENT BACK ON OUR 1ST anniversary AND SPENT THE NIGHT. The FIRST TIME WE STAYED THE FEE WAS $10.50 +TAX. A year later it was $12.50 +TAX. It was a very nice Hotel, not a fleabag! It was at 25 Clark St and is now probably part of the St George complex. I still have the paid receipts for both nights.
The St George had the only indoor Saltwater swimming pool in NY. Its main ballroom was the largest in the city. We stayed at the Towers because all our friends and relatives thought we would be at the St George. We did not want to be disturbed on our Wedding Night.