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Jo,

Twenty-nine years! That's wonderful. Are you planning a big shindig for the 30th?
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Jo,

Twenty-nine years! That's wonderful. Are you planning a big shindig for the 30th?


I haven't given it much thought but maybe now is the time to plant a bug in our kid's ears! Jo
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Thursday? Today? I thought Dot said, Friday, tomorrow! That means I've missed it?

K.

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Since Charleston is part of the Low Country, I thought that you might be interested in this. Especially since Dot has introduced us to Charleston in her books.

The Today Show began a series on the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America last week. Every Thursday they're profiling a spot, beginning with #10 last week - Niagara Falls right by me. This week was #9 - Charleston. It looks absolutely gorgeous and the food looks amazing!







Well, I didn't see it on TV, but I did enjoy the link you provided.

Thanks, Janet from Central FL
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA

And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news
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vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lolol lol. Thats what my allergies are saying today lol. After two weeks now of very little rain statewide finally, we had some storms around today that were downpours that caused immediate flash flooding again and stranded some people in Oklahoma City. I have to get to town tomorrow and looks like rain then. Here we thought we didnt need Noah anymore LOL, could use Moses tho, with those 36 days of rain, now we have plagues of frogs (real ucky when you are mowing ewwwwww) and mosquitos with one verified case of west nile fever. OH MOSES, MOSES!! lol. We are so screwing up the earth with what we have done to cause global warming! Man, and they call this a plains state?? Suppose to be open flat fields of grass and grains, not lakes! But the good news is, only 36 tornadoes so far this year I think ROFL!! Yep, Santa Fe is looking good about now :smileywink:
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vivico1 wrote:

kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lolol lol. Thats what my allergies are saying today lol. After two weeks now of very little rain statewide finally, we had some storms around today that were downpours that caused immediate flash flooding again and stranded some people in Oklahoma City. I have to get to town tomorrow and looks like rain then. Here we thought we didnt need Noah anymore LOL, could use Moses tho, with those 36 days of rain, now we have plagues of frogs (real ucky when you are mowing ewwwwww) and mosquitos with one verified case of west nile fever. OH MOSES, MOSES!! lol. We are so screwing up the earth with what we have done to cause global warming! Man, and they call this a plains state?? Suppose to be open flat fields of grass and grains, not lakes! But the good news is, only 36 tornadoes so far this year I think ROFL!! Yep, Santa Fe is looking good about now :smileywink:





Yeah! Viv! Anywhere should sound good after induring all that! Wow!
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kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:

kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lolol lol. Thats what my allergies are saying today lol. After two weeks now of very little rain statewide finally, we had some storms around today that were downpours that caused immediate flash flooding again and stranded some people in Oklahoma City. I have to get to town tomorrow and looks like rain then. Here we thought we didnt need Noah anymore LOL, could use Moses tho, with those 36 days of rain, now we have plagues of frogs (real ucky when you are mowing ewwwwww) and mosquitos with one verified case of west nile fever. OH MOSES, MOSES!! lol. We are so screwing up the earth with what we have done to cause global warming! Man, and they call this a plains state?? Suppose to be open flat fields of grass and grains, not lakes! But the good news is, only 36 tornadoes so far this year I think ROFL!! Yep, Santa Fe is looking good about now :smileywink:





Yeah! Viv! Anywhere should sound good after induring all that! Wow!


Actually, I think I am planted right where I will stay till I die. Not fond of the weather except Fall, I love the Fall and part of Spring, but mostly Fall. I love my little bit of land and the sunsets are so awesome out my livingroom window. The people here are really pretty cool too actually. And I love my church family. I think this is where I am suppose to be, so no real plans of ever moving. But would sure like to take some trips. I love road trips. And something else you always have to consider. When you have to have more than one doctor and you have to have specialist and you have great ones who know you very well and you have a good repore with, you need to stay around them. Two things that are hard to replace, a very good doctor and a very good mechanic LOL. Got all that here and friends I couldnt replace either, tho some have moved to other parts of the country so I really do need to be able to travel some lol. But this is home now :smileywink:
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vivico1 wrote:

kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:

kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lolol lol. Thats what my allergies are saying today lol. After two weeks now of very little rain statewide finally, we had some storms around today that were downpours that caused immediate flash flooding again and stranded some people in Oklahoma City. I have to get to town tomorrow and looks like rain then. Here we thought we didnt need Noah anymore LOL, could use Moses tho, with those 36 days of rain, now we have plagues of frogs (real ucky when you are mowing ewwwwww) and mosquitos with one verified case of west nile fever. OH MOSES, MOSES!! lol. We are so screwing up the earth with what we have done to cause global warming! Man, and they call this a plains state?? Suppose to be open flat fields of grass and grains, not lakes! But the good news is, only 36 tornadoes so far this year I think ROFL!! Yep, Santa Fe is looking good about now :smileywink:





Yeah! Viv! Anywhere should sound good after induring all that! Wow!


Actually, I think I am planted right where I will stay till I die. Not fond of the weather except Fall, I love the Fall and part of Spring, but mostly Fall. I love my little bit of land and the sunsets are so awesome out my livingroom window. The people here are really pretty cool too actually. And I love my church family. I think this is where I am suppose to be, so no real plans of ever moving. But would sure like to take some trips. I love road trips. And something else you always have to consider. When you have to have more than one doctor and you have to have specialist and you have great ones who know you very well and you have a good repore with, you need to stay around them. Two things that are hard to replace, a very good doctor and a very good mechanic LOL. Got all that here and friends I couldnt replace either, tho some have moved to other parts of the country so I really do need to be able to travel some lol. But this is home now :smileywink:


not that I work for the Chamber of Commerce because if you moved to the Lowcountry - which is heaven to me - you'd have pollen, mosquitoes and hurricanes!


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not that I work for the Chamber of Commerce because if you moved to the Lowcountry - which is heaven to me - you'd have pollen, mosquitoes and hurricanes







Its probably humid there too isnt it? It gets so hot here in the summer, I dont do hot, and very humid. The humidity is really hard on ya and creates such cold windchill factors in the winter too. NO, I love the beauty of the desert, northern AZ and NM, not down around Phoenix, thats really hot and nothing but cactus. But up around Santa Fe, Taos over to Flagstaff and Sedona, I love those areas. The sky is the deepest blue out there. The air is clear, no tornadoes, no hurricanes, no earthquakes. Snow for 3 months out of the year but the kind you can get out in and play in and drive in! Desert one minute but not more than 35 minutes away from pine forests with small lakes. And they have some of the best hot air ballooning out there cause its soooo beautiful at sunrise and sunsets. If you get hot in the summer, since there is little humidity, you just get in the shade, that drops the temperature about 10 degrees right there. One year, while living out here, we pulled out a map of the northern parts and southern Colorado, then one of us closed their eyes and just put a finger down on the map. It was a very small town in southern colorado with one road in and one road out. We called there to see if there was anything to do there and they said the colorado river ran through there and it was beautiful mountain area and made for the tourist but not overflowing with them. They had a small theatre there where college kids would come for the summer and put on plays. They had a ton of cabins from very rustic to hottubs to chose from. River rafting and horseback riding and hiking depending on where you stayed. And it was just a little one light town. We stayed in a cabin there, very rustic with the river right outside our front window. Fished,rode horses, saw the plays, went souvernier hunting. It was Aug and back here in Oklahoma, it was averaging 102 right then with heat indexes of 110, where we were, in the middle of the afternoon, there would be a light rain and we would have to put on our jackets. And the smell, oh man fresh mountain rains. We had the best time, the town, only about 6 blocks long on main street had about 2-3 bars per block LOLOL, they said they got blocked in , in the winter so not much else to do ROFL! That was one of the best vacations with my family, well it was THE best, I have ever had. We could feel the air changing as we headed back to oklahoma and the heat. Great place to visit in the summer but a bit too high, too much snow, in the winter to live, but not down in northern AZ and NM. No Dot, I would just love to come your way for a vacation. You know, if you think about it, every place has some good and some bad, but home is home huh. :smileywink:
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Yup, home is home. But I love Arizona too. Talk about night sky!


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vivico1 wrote:

kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:

kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lolol lol. Thats what my allergies are saying today lol. After two weeks now of very little rain statewide finally, we had some storms around today that were downpours that caused immediate flash flooding again and stranded some people in Oklahoma City. I have to get to town tomorrow and looks like rain then. Here we thought we didnt need Noah anymore LOL, could use Moses tho, with those 36 days of rain, now we have plagues of frogs (real ucky when you are mowing ewwwwww) and mosquitos with one verified case of west nile fever. OH MOSES, MOSES!! lol. We are so screwing up the earth with what we have done to cause global warming! Man, and they call this a plains state?? Suppose to be open flat fields of grass and grains, not lakes! But the good news is, only 36 tornadoes so far this year I think ROFL!! Yep, Santa Fe is looking good about now :smileywink:





Yeah! Viv! Anywhere should sound good after induring all that! Wow!


Actually, I think I am planted right where I will stay till I die. Not fond of the weather except Fall, I love the Fall and part of Spring, but mostly Fall. I love my little bit of land and the sunsets are so awesome out my livingroom window. The people here are really pretty cool too actually. And I love my church family. I think this is where I am suppose to be, so no real plans of ever moving. But would sure like to take some trips. I love road trips. And something else you always have to consider. When you have to have more than one doctor and you have to have specialist and you have great ones who know you very well and you have a good repore with, you need to stay around them. Two things that are hard to replace, a very good doctor and a very good mechanic LOL. Got all that here and friends I couldnt replace either, tho some have moved to other parts of the country so I really do need to be able to travel some lol. But this is home now :smileywink:




Viv, isn't it funny how we except most anything when we think it belongs to us. Like you said about all the reasons you should want to leav Oklahoma and you probably have thought of it. But look at those reasons you are staying. It's home, it feels like home, It has always been home. I can find the beauty in it regardless of the faults. It indeed touches my soul with its beauty. It is so unique how we love. We do not judge to harshly. We do not give up at all. We love to the ver end. That is the human race in a nut shell.Don't you just love us! I love us!
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Viv, isn't it funny how we except most anything when we think it belongs to us. Like you said about all the reasons you should want to leav Oklahoma and you probably have thought of it. But look at those reasons you are staying. It's home, it feels like home, It has always been home. I can find the beauty in it regardless of the faults. It indeed touches my soul with its beauty. It is so unique how we love. We do not judge to harshly. We do not give up at all. We love to the ver end. That is the human race in a nut shell.Don't you just love us! I love us!


Dunno Kiakar, I sometimes think its the "human race" with all our faults and foibles that is the part of us that can make us judgmental. We all are, whether we say we are or not. It may not be on a grand scale but we do judge people, things, ideas. As for the love? That the love in us does not judge harshly and loves to the very end? I don't think thats the nature of the human race, I think that kind of love is the spiritual side of us all. I am not talking religion here, but the spiritual part of us that is as eternal as the love you mention. I love this saying...We are not humans occasionally having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings, having a human experience. I think when we remember that, then yeah, we are kinder to one another, more patient, move loving, cause we know this aint all there is to it. We are all tied to one another in a much grander real way :smileywink:.
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Matt Damon???

Ok, why dont they tell you these things ahead of time?? I went to a movie in Norman today,but in Oklahoma City today, just 15 minutes further, Matt Damon was here at a theater here premiering his new movie The Bourne Identity..(forgot all the new title)! I would see that movie and hes a cutie too! lol. I missed Mel Gibson out here too premiering his movie Apocalypto with the Indian tribes in my area! And guess what? They just said a new Indiana Jones movie is being made and so is a new Star Trek with both Spock and Kirk in it! LOL Leonard Nemoy is in his late 70s now lol but I LOVE IT! Those were good movie series and I am looking forward to both. Missed Mel and Matt darn it LOL.

Hey when I lived out on the Navajo reservation, I got to see, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Tom McLaughlin and they said just a few years before I got out there as a kid, John Wayne used to come out there alot to buy Indian stuff right where we were. They filmed a lot out there. Well here too for some reason. Remember Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rainman? The part where he is in the restuarant counting toothpicks so Tom takes him to a local psychologist in that small town? Right here in El Reno. And of course a LOT of Twister was filmed here with our meteorologist too lol. Right now they are up in a little town north of Oklahoma City, called Guthrie , which has stayed pretty historical and I spent Christmas there in a B&B. They are filming a movie up there in what is said to be the biggest grandest Masonic Temple in the US. I have never been in it but they are using it for the grand room, because its a period piece set in Europe with grand balls and they said there is no place like this one in the US and have used it before, but I dont know the working title of it. Wonder who is up there, hmmm LOL. I am not a star chaser but its fun to meet them sometimes.

Met a couple of Country Western stars in Gallup NM when I first got out of high school and worked as the desk clerk at one of its nicer HA, motels. I really dont like western music but that had nothing to do with my job so no biggy. Except for Waylon Jennings!!! That man is a PIG! you heard me. He signed in as filthy and grungy and drunk with his boys as I had ever seen anyone, but I was polite, didnt make a deal about it at all. Told him where to find things and all. He said sooo sweet thing, you coming to my concert? I said no sir. He said well its going to be tomorrow night, maybe you can get off. I said I am off but no, I wont be there. He said you want some tickets? I bet we could work something out and laughed and winked at his "boys". I said no thank you. He kept on and on and on and finally said well why the hell arent ya coming? I said because I dont like country western music and I know now i dont like you! He just looked shocked and his boys were belly laughing all over the place. He said well little darlin, what number do i call then for room service? I said sir, we dont have room service, you have to go right across the drive to our bar and restuarant. He said dont you KNOW who I am?? I said yes sir, but we still dont have room service. He said well maybe you and a girlfriend or two could get some booze and come to our rooms tonight? I said sir? Do you know who I am?? He said should I? I said yes, I am the underage girl who is going to be calling the cops on you tonight if there is any kind of partying going on down there, now go sleep it off! They all left for their rooms lol! I kid you not, thats what happened and nothing I would forget and MANN even in the mid 70s he looked old and worn out!! LOL....wait, think i hear Barbra Streisand singing Memories...light the corners of my minndddddd hehehe :smileywink:
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Ok, I have a small favor to ask of each of you. If you liked THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS would you be so kind to go to the page for it at B&N.com and leave a nice review? And at other sites if you have the time. People who come to these book clubs are almost always extremely nice women who love books. Some people who leave reviews online at Amazon or B&N I think are frustrated writers or wives of men I used to know. Or who knows? Anyway, because they can be anonymous they say some really lousy things. A good revivew can sure help sell books and a bad one can hurt.

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I would be so very happy to do that for you and for other readers. That's a good reminder because I mean to do that and don't remember to. I use that information often when I am looking up a new book and I appreciate hearing what others have to say. I also know that these are personal opinions and I take the bad ones with a grain of salt.




Ditto Wrightly! I loved the book. brought tears to my eyes near the ending. My mom, dad and brother died of cancer, at home. It really touched me! But the ending brought a certain kind of closure, but a feeling of happiness for those still alive. I loved it! I chuckled when I thought of the sombrero, the wild love making with no feeling. Wham bam thank you mamm. :smileysurprised: But with Harrison it seemed to be great, magical love. Fun and exciting. Left me with a feeling of hope and happiness for Melee. Awesome book! :smileywink: Thank you Dot!
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vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!




LOL :smileyvery-happy: I agree! But I do love it when it's calm. :smileywink:
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cindersue wrote:

kiakar wrote:


vivico1 wrote:
And I wonder why I am still here? check out this news report, we top the list of states with natural disaster costs since 1999 and this will show you why! GEEESH, and we dont even have hurricanes!, very few earthquakes either!
http://www.koco.com/news/13774609/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=news





GETTTTTTT OUT of OOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA............... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!




LOL :smileyvery-happy: I agree! But I do love it when it's calm. :smileywink:


Heck they just said on the news today that we are #1 in the nation in bad bridges in need of repair after they checked out the federal roads and something commission reports here because of the bridge collapse up north this week. I am starting to think I live in.. well better not name another state that I think of as a bit backwards LOL, someone may be from there :smileywink:

Cindersue, maybe in the fall of next year, when it is calm lol, you can come visit this fair state and see a friend or maybe I will just have to come there :smileywink:. I have some pretty specific things I have to do and keep in line with of a personal nature for the next 6 months or so, but that would be cool maybe huh?. Besides, I hate summers here and wouldnt invite anyone here then lol. Mi casa, su casa, you know that :smileywink: And Reno and Detroit are wayyy too far lol. hmmm, fall, my favorite season here, :smileywink: Especially Octobers! :smileyhappy:
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Heck they just said on the news today that we are #1 in the nation in bad bridges in need of repair after they checked out the federal roads and something commission reports here because of the bridge collapse up north this week. I am starting to think I live in.. well better not name another state that I think of as a bit backwards LOL, someone may be from there :smileywink:



I just got back from God's country, way up north, in the upper peninsula of Michigan. :smileytongue: I have never felt so close to the sun or the moon. It was really beautiful! The sunsets were gorgeous, and the days seemed to last forever. :smileywink: You have to love the cold lake, Lake Superior. It's so clear ... and very cold! LOL But the swimming and boating and cliff jumping were fun. Now I know it's not like down south, where I know I would be more relaxed, drinking mango margarita's, but if you can't go south ... go north. :smileywink:

Haven't heard much news, but we got a glimpse of the bridge collapsing. We had to cross the Mackinac Island bridge, was a little worrisome. but we made it! :smileywink: I suspect there are many bridges that need some repair.
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Heck they just said on the news today that we are #1 in the nation in bad bridges in need of repair after they checked out the federal roads and something commission reports here because of the bridge collapse up north this week. I am starting to think I live in.. well better not name another state that I think of as a bit backwards LOL, someone may be from there :smileywink:



I just got back from God's country, way up north, in the upper peninsula of Michigan. :smileytongue: I have never felt so close to the sun or the moon. It was really beautiful! The sunsets were gorgeous, and the days seemed to last forever. :smileywink: You have to love the cold lake, Lake Superior. It's so clear ... and very cold! LOL But the swimming and boating and cliff jumping were fun. Now I know it's not like down south, where I know I would be more relaxed, drinking mango margarita's, but if you can't go south ... go north. :smileywink:

Haven't heard much news, but we got a glimpse of the bridge collapsing. We had to cross the Mackinac Island bridge, was a little worrisome. but we made it! :smileywink: I suspect there are many bridges that need some repair.




Cindersue:

Some people are saying because its in the north, and they have to use so much salt in the wintertime, that could have made it deterograte faster than normally it would.
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Re: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA

Cindersue:

Some people are saying because its in the north, and they have to use so much salt in the wintertime, that could have made it deteriorate faster than normally it would.



That would make sense to me. Some parts up north only use sand. Even if they used salt, it's so cold and below zero the salt wouldn't work. California cars look brand new because they don't use salt there. Salt can do terrible things to the cars. No doubt, to the bridges, too. What a shame for all those people who were on the bridge when it collapsed.
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