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Brooklyn Back When - Open Thread



  • 1-6, The Giants should hang their heads in shame!
  • Yesterday I was on an "Honor Flight" to Washington D.C. We visited most of the memorial monuments for Veterans. I found the Korean display one of the finest. Instead of a single soldier or an obelisk It was made up of what looks like a Platoon on patrol in a field. Very different and inspiring. I did find an acquaintance listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The WWII memorial is huge. We did a great deal in one day and flew back last night and were greeted by about 1000 well wishers. Quite an experience!!!! I am very proud that I was chosen to go,
  • Sad that our Jints aren't doing all that well. But at least the Islanders have a 4-0-1 home ice advantage to start the season. :)
  • Warren So happy for you. What an honor & Great experience!! What s great memory to have.. Hi Richard We’re here rooting for the Dodgers, But the Astros are something else. May the best team win!! Hope everyone is well. It’s 8:50 pm I think the trick or treaters are Done for the night.. Good night, friends.. :)
  • Well, I do not know if the best team won, but Houston is the Champ! Seems strange that a club that could not win in the National League goes to the American and wins it all ????????? I can never root for the Dodgers again since they deserted Brooklyn but I must admit I was looking for them to win the series>
  • I am hanging my head in shame after today's Giant debacle.
  • Come on Folks. This is not a one man show???????????
  • Happy Veteran's Day to all. Sad about the continued lack of success for our Jints. Very glad to see Brian Boyle scoring a goal for the Jersey Devils as he recovers from leukenia. We have cold weather here in the Northlands. But you know the old story - cold hands, warm hearts. ♥ And always remember that Brooklyn is God's Country. ☺ ☺ ☺
  • edited November 2017
    Hey Son, My wife & I are living proof that Brooklyn is God's country. We met in Sunday School (Church) Sang in the Choir together and have been married for 57 years after marrying in the Church on 12th street. Remember when they called it the city of Church's? 1 on 9th Street, 1 on 12th street, 1 on 13th street, 1 on 15th street, one on Prospect avenue and so on. I did not even mention the ones on Avenues like Greenwood Baptist, First Reformed, Memorial Baptist, A Synagouge etc:. We did have more Church's then Police Precinct's back then! Nuff said about the giants. Sad, Sad, sad!
  • Hey Goat! Mucho congrats on those wonderful 57 years! I remember visiting a farm in Delaware County and the farmer asked, "is it true that there is a church in every corner in Brooklyn?" I replied, for sure! Churches, synagogues, mosques, store front houses of worship ~ all a part of living in God's Country! ☺
  • hi guys... glad to hear youre all doing ok.. hi Richard...its getting cold here too!! I"m excited the holidays are upon us.. warren.. I'm reading 'missing, a private novel" by Patterson.. I don't know how I missed this one. I never heard of it, but happened to find it on the library shelf.. don't u know I downloaded 2 new books by Danielle Steele, on my nook, than I go to library & the 2 books I downloaded & paid for were both on the library shelf..who knew?? these are 2 new books by her, & usually there is a waiting list an arm long, so I just bought them bc I was anxious to read them!! oh well!!! lesson learned.. I will call or visit library first when I'm itching to read a new book.. have a great day, all! keep posting... :)
  • My reading of late consists of a Woods "Stone Barrington" novel (not his best) and some crazy science fiction character on Carol's Kindle. Not much to brag about but I keep looking. What does "COLD" mean. Cool I understand but "COLD" is no longer in my vocabulary! COLD is below freezing and we seldom see that. In fact lately anything below 75 degrees is cold.
  • good morning friends just want to wish everyone a "very happy Thanksgiving"!! enjoy & be well. xx
  • oh well I tried to post a picture but no go..
  • Did it!! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
  • Quite a week for me. Birthday on Tuesday, Thanksgiving today. Okay all you eaters, get started on that bird and all the fixings. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
  • If you had the best record in your league you played in the World Series. Now there is a plethora of playoff games before you get to the World Series. You do not think MONEY has anything to do with it, do you?
    How I long for those great old days of real baseball!
  • A wonderful 'Toikey' day to all. That's how we used to pronounce it in the old days. :) And Go Giants!!
  • They went the wrong way again!
  • Hi guys Happy birthday warren!! Mine is tomorrow!! Glad you all had a great “toikey”day!! Watching TV now & relaxing... Tomorrow dinner out & back home for some homemade Birthday cake & presents... What happened with Eli Manning?.. Is he now a bench warmer?? Ok back to some good tv. Have a great night!!! Warren, I’m reading “The people vs. Alex Cross” Excellent reading...I was #175 on list at library. Took Almost 3 months until I was able to get it. “Missing” by Patterson was a good quick read. :smile:
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY BACK AT YOU patsy!!! The Manning thing is a farce. When they fired Coughlin they should have fired his whole staff. Keeping them on duty is D U M B. Manning led them to 2 Super bowls. He is a very hard worker. Plays with no thought being sent out to him on the field are not his fault!!! Have not found any new Patterson books here lately. Guess I will have to go to the Public Library.
  • Hi guys Just wanted to pop in & say hello..hope everyone had a great weekend!! Almost done with Christmas shopping gifts.. Next step shopping for food for the holidays... Watching giants now in between cooking meatloaf. Tied at 7-7 Go Giants!!! Have a great night... :)
  • Jints will now have a new coach as McAdoo was canned. Hopefully, the management team will be altered so that the entire team can be strengthened to the level that is was in the old days. Enjoy your December as the best part of the year is yet to come. :)
  • And apparently Eli is back to being starter. The way that the previous staff handled that was terrible...
  • When they dumped Coughlin his entire staff should have gone with him. I blame the GM for the whole fiasco and Mara has to take some of the blame for leaving him on the job.
  • Good start, now get rid of the rest of Coughlin's staff!
  • Steve Spagnuolo as interim head coach - long career but never stuck around for too long in one place. Hopefully, this will lead to team success.
  • Hi friends Hope everyone is in the Christmas spirit? I’m just about done with gift shopping, now I have to take care Of food’s exhausting..but it’s a wonderful time Of the year. Hi Dac545 Welcome! I don’t know who you are?? R U a park sloper from back in the day?? I’m originally from 20th street but now reside in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.. Hope you come back & post on this blog.. If not, have a very merry Christmas & a healthy new year. Warren, I think I read all the Patterson books. This last one, did not have a summary of the next book or Title. That summary & title move me to get on waiting list At library.. The people vs. Alex cross was awesome!! This is the last book out by him so far, as far as I know.. Everyone.. have great night..keep posting! :)
  • Happy Chanukah! And GO GIANTS!
  • I have been off line for awhile. My computer key board died. My son got us a new computer so I should be back regularly. Until the rest of the Giant housekeeping takes place, I do note expect to see much of a change. Patsy, I can not get Patterson books in our in house Library. Going to have to go to the regular public library to get them. They are too expensive to buy, even on KINDLE. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!
  • Older80Goat, are you familiar with the Overdrive app? The app allows you to borrow ebooks from your local library (if the library cooperates with Overdrive) to read on your Kindle or other device.
  • ‘MERRY Christmas’ friends.. & to all who help us to keep this blog going.. have a healthy & happy new year!! :)
  • Happy holidays and Merry Christmas, everyone! May your holidays be filled with love and joy.
  • edited December 2017
    Happy Holidays to all. My Public library is quite convenient. We have Kindle but I much prefer to read from a book. Going to Christmas Eve service tonight with a group here at our Independent Living Facility. They are taking us on a bus. We are going to the local Church I have belonged to for many years. Watching some football this afternoon. No, not my Giants. We mersyfully only get them occasionally.
  • Happy New year (early because I will probably be too busy cooking tomorrow to go online) !!
  • Glad to see that all is well for everyone. Well, our Jints didn't do all that well. But as we always said in Brooklyn ~ wait till next year! It's been awfully cold here in St Paul. In fact, the temperatures have gone absolutely Polar. But that's ok as cold temps are good for you by keeping the blood circulating. Everyone have a Fabulous New Year!
  • edited December 2017
    It’s pretty cold here too... in the teens. Which may not seem cold to folks in the twin cities, but New Yorkers aren’t used to such low temperatures. Happy new year to all!
  • Have a healthy & happy New Year, To all!!
  • Happy New year!
  • A Happy New Year to all! :)
  • A blessed & Happy 2018 to all. Hey Patsy, The people VS Cross was a great book. Glad to see Patterson back to his old self.
  • Notice comments above about cold. We are freezing in Florida. Temps in the 30's & 40's are not what we are used too.
  • edited January 2018
    Warmed up a bit for a couple of days but now we are freezing again. Hopefully warmer air is on the way! Reading a Stuart Woods book on the KIndle. Got it on Special Sale . Most of the noted Authors books (Patteraon, Woods etc:) are not that cheap on Kindle. My wishes for a blessed & Happy New Year certainly included our Administrators. Without them we would be lost in Cyber Space! I do have one request. Could the "Comments" be shown in a larger font. Some of our older geezers (like me) have to squint to read them>
  • I don’t think we have any control over the fonts you see on your screen. You should be able to adjust the font size on your computer monitor. Sorry!
  • Hey guys. Hope all is going well for everyone. Folks here in Vikings Country are celebrating the last second win over the NOLA Saints. For me, it's not as much fun as a Giants win but, I guess, you can't have everything in life ...
  • As for fonts size, I usually press CTRL and the + key in order to increase the size. Makes the print more readable.
  • Hi guys Warren I’m glad you enjoyed that was awesome!! Just wanted to pop in & say hi to all. We’re expecting some snow tonite. Everyone, have a great night!! :)
  • Finally warmed up here in Sunny Florida. I am having a lot of trouble with side effects from an anti-cancer drug I am on. Will see my oncologist tomorrow. Hope he has some answers.
  • Get well Goat! That was some Super Bowl - great win for Philly. The weather is cold here in the Twin Cities but our hearts remain warm. :) Take good care!
  • Hi guys How is everyone?? Warren I’m on waiting list for NYPD RED ALERT & FIFTY/FIFTY both By Patterson. Just finished reading 2 Danielle Steel books. Ive been busy this month with work & enjoying family & friends at different functions. This month is flying by too!! Easter is just around the corner.. Early this year on April 1. I’m not a patriots fan per say, but I did root for them this year. It was a great super bowl game.. one of the best i’ve seen.. I think it was a disgrace that Philly fans would destroy property & loot In their own Community after they won!! Imagine, if they lost? Ok, just wanted to say hello & have a great night!! :)
  • edited February 2018
    Hey Patsy, those Patterson books soundgood Sorry, can't agree with you as far as the New England Cheaters are concerned. I do not condone violence for any reason but I would root for the Devil before I would root for the Patriots. Baseball will be upon us soon. Spring training has already started down here. We are cool in the AM but the afternoons are in the 80's. If the Yankees can get everyone healthy, they will be a force to be watched! I do not know if the Met's have improved themselves or not. Only time will tell. I still feel lousy and the dr's are blaming it on the Prescription Drugs I am on. Since they put me on those drugs I hope they know what they could do to me.
  • edited February 2018
    I am reading a Woods book entitled "Fast & Loose" Carol thought I read it already but I do not think so. Either way I am enjoying it. I have discovered that the well known, big seller Authors write the way I like to read. Afternoons here have been very warm for February. The Spring training should come off real well. Here in the Tampa Bay area we are still wondering who will be left on the "Rays" when the season starts. They have traded or released most of their "STARS". They are looking to build a new Stadium in Tampa and get out of St Petersburg. They have the lowest attendance in Baseball.
  • looks like I am talking to myself!!!! Come on guys. Join in!
  • Lol, sorry OlderGoat. Have you guys set up a facebook account to touch base when you can't reach each other here? If you need help with facebook let me know, I set up my mom's account and got her going with all her privacy setting on and everything. Meanwhile in NY:
  • Thanks MOD, but no thanks. I do not want to be a part of Facebook. it is a privacy thing and very personal!!!
  • Should I say Goodbye and leave "Brooklyn Back When".? No one seems to want to join in!!!!
  • Hi guys I’m here!! Just so busy with work & family.. Hi Warren. I just finished fifty fifty by Patterson. Good book!! Can u believe he is coming out with a book titled “the President is missing.” The best is the co author for this book Is Bill Clinton! This book should be something else.. His other new book Red Alert is out. I’m on waiting list for that too.. It’s part of NYPD 1, 2 & 3. I enjoyed those books a lot. I hope you’re feeling better by now. Did the doctor change your medicine?
  • We are in the midst of a nor’easter. 2nd one in a week. It’s snowing like crazy here. Ok, folks Have a great night. Keep posting!! :smile:
  • This storm has been crazy: rain, snow, slush, thunder, rain then back to snow. It will make for gross sidewalks tomorrow.
  • Hi MOD IT was sheets of ice this morning! very scary to walk. slow going.. but this afternoon, the ice started to melt. now its turning to slush.. have a great night!! :)
  • Sorry to hear of your bad weather. Patsy, I am only feeling a little better. Dr has taken me off MEDS that we think is giving me most trouble. We will have to wait and see. There is a withdrawal problem with this med so we will have to wait and see. Having trouble finding the books I want.
  • Hi Warren Hope you’re withdrawals are subsiding with that medication you were taking. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble Getting books u want to read. Enjoy your day & day hello to Carol from me. Watching the Mets vs Houston game on tv right now..
  • Hi Patsy, Carol said hello back at you! I am still feeling crummy. Not sure why. Have an appointment with my GI Doctor on Wednesday. Hope he can find the cause of my nausea. A tree fell on my son's house in Wanaque NJ. Not too much damage to report so far!!!
  • Hi Warren Glad your sons house is ok & no one was hurt!! Well, this last storm was a tease. Snow didn’t stick due to weather to warm & ground was wet from rain that Came before the snow. Have a great night & stay well. Hope your nausea subsides soon. :)
  • going to G.I. Doctor today. Hopefully he can come up with some reasons and perhaps a solution to my problems.
  • Been to the GI Doctor. Next week he will perform an EGD and try & see what is causing my distress.
  • Get better, Goat!
  • We had a long Winter here in Minnesota but it appears that Spring is finally around the corner. That usually happens whenever St Patrick's Day rolls around. You know, it's kinda strange - but when I first moved here from God's Country, SPD was not that big a holiday. We would have a half hour parade in down town St Paul, a one hour dinner at the Landmark Center where we sang "Harrigan" and a few other ditties, and maybe quaff a few brews at Gallagher's or other ale houses. Nowadays, the parade is in the much larger down town Minneapolis area and the holiday is celebrated for an entire week. BIG time celebrations, too. Up the Republic! Enjoy .......
  • While I am not true Irish, some Northern Irish is in my backround. We will have a St Patty party Saturday night here at my Senior establishment. there will be singing, dancing, drinking and eating. Very moderatley on the drinking part!
  • hi friends just want to wish everyone a Happy Easter... warren.. I picked up today at the library 'RED alert" by PATTERSON. ITS #4 in that red alert series.. I'm on waiting list for 'the 17th suspect' in the wives murder club series.. coming in june of all people, Patterson wrote a book with bill Clinton titled "the president is missing". this should be interesting.. hope all is well with everyone.. spring is just about here. have a great night, friends... :)
  • Happy Easter back at you Patsy. I was beginning to think the Blog was dead. We are still spending most of our time at Doctors appointments. I saw my Hematology Oncologist yesterday. He feels I am doing okay in his field of endeavor. Now if my Cardiology team could feel the same. Having a tire problem with our new car. I get messages on the dashboard telling me I have a tire low on air???
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  • Mamacita, thank you for all the support you gave this blog! It has been a pleasure dealing with all the administrators. Thank you all!
  • I know I haven't been on in a long time, but thank you everyone for all the great memories....
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