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Ah, Ha! I saw a family resemblance! Thanks, finally mystery solved! Beautiful sister, by the way! :smileyhappy:
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IT turned out to be a sulphur bath - smelled like 10000000 rotten eggs - got in anyway cuz I'm a sport and thought, oh mercy, can I endure this and will i reek? Well, I floated, of all things and the next thing I knew the swelling in my ankle and in my hands was gone. GO figure. Then I took a HUGE shower!!!!! SMell gone. Whew!


LOL how funny Dot, down our way, across the stateline in Arkansas people go for the sulphur springs all the time. Actually I think there is a town called sulphur springs in Oklahoma and I am told the whole town stinks LOL. I couldnt live there but I am told people love the springs and for arthritis too. Wonder who was the first person to say, GEEEESHHHH smells like something died in there!!! I think I will get in it for a good soaking!!! lolol, I am amazed anything strange but good ever gets invented or discovered hehehe.
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dotfrank wrote:
IT turned out to be a sulphur bath - smelled like 10000000 rotten eggs - got in anyway cuz I'm a sport and thought, oh mercy, can I endure this and will i reek? Well, I floated, of all things and the next thing I knew the swelling in my ankle and in my hands was gone. GO figure. Then I took a HUGE shower!!!!! SMell gone. Whew!




Okay, floating in a sulphur bath. What was the consistency, like water? You are a sport! Did you ask for nose plugs?

Glad it was physically beneficial. Is the swelling still gone?

What smelly things are on the rest of your agenda? :smileyhappy:
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Too funny...:smileyvery-happy:




dotfrank wrote:
IT turned out to be a sulphur bath - smelled like 10000000 rotten eggs - got in anyway cuz I'm a sport and thought, oh mercy, can I endure this and will i reek? Well, I floated, of all things and the next thing I knew the swelling in my ankle and in my hands was gone. GO figure. Then I took a HUGE shower!!!!! SMell gone. Whew!


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dotfrank wrote:
IT turned out to be a sulphur bath - smelled like 10000000 rotten eggs - got in anyway cuz I'm a sport and thought, oh mercy, can I endure this and will i reek? Well, I floated, of all things and the next thing I knew the swelling in my ankle and in my hands was gone. GO figure. Then I took a HUGE shower!!!!! SMell gone. Whew!




Did the swelling come back after the shower to get the reeking smell off? If not, I will have to try that, in the summer time I have a time with swelling ankles!
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Christmas books


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I have just noticed that in about the past 5 years or so, there are little books that come out by well known authors, that focus on Christmas or have some kind of a holiday message. The first one I read was "Skipping Christmas," by John Grisham. I loved it, because it was such a departure from his usual style. It was also very funny to read just before Christmas. I was so disappointed when it was made into a movie. I never saw the movie, but I felt as if it really commercialized something that was a funny little readable gem. I now have about 8-10 of these little books. I cannot remember the authors off hand, because I put the little books away when I put my Christmas decorations away. That way, it is a surprise when I decorate the next year. Anyhow, if I like the author, I typically like the Christmas book, so Dot's new Christmas book will be a "must have" for me. Nice meeting you. I am sure I will "see you" again over the next 9 days.

Janet from Central FL




I love those little books too. You're right, it does seem like they really started to pop a lot of them out about 5 years ago. Skipping Christmas was such a cute book and so unexpected from Grisham. I can't wait to see what there is this year.
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Re: Thank you Dot!

Dot, I was wondered if Precilla, think I spelled it wrong, but Charlie's girlfriend, where or how did you choose this name for her. This is not an Jamaican name is it? I do not have a baby name dictionary so I didn't know. To me the name seems so american. She was born in America, right, or not. I cant remember beans. !!! I know the price of them though. ha.
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My story from the Greenbrier

Dot and All--

We stayed there years ago. Love the grounds and they have some cute shops.

But my Greenbrier story--My husband had this Polo shirt that was shot. It had a hole under the armpit and faded. So I put it in the trash in the bathroom and even put some stuff on top so the housekeeping staff would know I meant to throw it away. We left the Greenbrier and went to some other places. When we got home there was a package at the door. The red Polo shirt was freshly laundered and folded in the package. All this at no charge.

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KathyS wrote:
Ah, Ha! I saw a family resemblance! Thanks, finally mystery solved! Beautiful sister, by the way! :smileyhappy:




I saw the resemblance, too. And she's beautiful like you, Dot. Quit blushing!
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mairwill wrote:
Dot and All--

We stayed there years ago. Love the grounds and they have some cute shops.

But my Greenbrier story--My husband had this Polo shirt that was shot. It had a hole under the armpit and faded. So I put it in the trash in the bathroom and even put some stuff on top so the housekeeping staff would know I meant to throw it away. We left the Greenbrier and went to some other places. When we got home there was a package at the door. The red Polo shirt was freshly laundered and folded in the package. All this at no charge.

Later--

Mair


Oh, my gosh! That is so funny! :smileyvery-happy: So, Mair, were does that infamous shirt reside now? :smileyhappy:

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mairwill wrote:
Dot and All--

We stayed there years ago. Love the grounds and they have some cute shops.

But my Greenbrier story--My husband had this Polo shirt that was shot. It had a hole under the armpit and faded. So I put it in the trash in the bathroom and even put some stuff on top so the housekeeping staff would know I meant to throw it away. We left the Greenbrier and went to some other places. When we got home there was a package at the door. The red Polo shirt was freshly laundered and folded in the package. All this at no charge.

Later--

Mair


Oh, my gosh! That is so funny! :smileyvery-happy: So, Mair, were does that infamous shirt reside now? :smileyhappy:

Kathy




JD wore it another time (since it was all nice and clean and folded) and then I threw it away again. My garbage men did not launder it and fold it and put it by our door like the Greenbrier housekeeping staff!
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KathyS wrote:
Ah, Ha! I saw a family resemblance! Thanks, finally mystery solved! Beautiful sister, by the way! :smileyhappy:




I saw the resemblance, too. And she's beautiful like you, Dot. Quit blushing!




What? You got video computer? Is Big Sister watching? Y'all are too funny but thanks.


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kiakar wrote:
Dot, I was wondered if Precilla, think I spelled it wrong, but Charlie's girlfriend, where or how did you choose this name for her. This is not an Jamaican name is it? I do not have a baby name dictionary so I didn't know. To me the name seems so american. She was born in America, right, or not. I cant remember beans. !!! I know the price of them though. ha.




Dot,
This is similar to a question I've always wondered about. How do you choose all of your characters names? Do you just pick something you like, look through books, do you use the same process each time? And is it fun to do or is it a real chore to get it just right? I'm just curious because the names suit these characters so well.
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What a funny question! But a good one! Miriam had to have just the right name. I had a nun who was my grammar school principal named, what else, Sister Miriam. She scared the devil out of me and in later years I came to see what a sweetheart she really was. She would've been Sister Mellie! Sometimes I name characters after friends and sometimes I use the phone book. It took me five books to remember to use search and replace for names like Josephine - type them as Jo and then go back. Short names are good.


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dotfrank wrote:
What a funny question! But a good one! Miriam had to have just the right name. I had a nun who was my grammar school principal named, what else, Sister Miriam. She scared the devil out of me and in later years I came to see what a sweetheart she really was. She would've been Sister Mellie! Sometimes I name characters after friends and sometimes I use the phone book. It took me five books to remember to use search and replace for names like Josephine - type them as Jo and then go back. Short names are good.


I think Julie Andrews in the sound of music was more of a Sister Mellie lol :smileywink:
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Dot, those kid's names were outrageous! I mean, really! I've never seen you play words like that before! :smileyvery-happy:

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Dot, those kid's names were outrageous! I mean, really! I've never seen you play words like that before! :smileyvery-happy:

Message Edited by KathyS on 07-28-2007 10:51 AM




I wonder sometimes if anyone will notice. Thanks! PS there's a Huge article in the NY TImes magazine section today on emoticons.


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dotfrank wrote:


KathyS wrote:
Dot, those kid's names were outrageous! I mean, really! I've never seen you play words like that before! :smileyvery-happy:

Message Edited by KathyS on 07-28-2007 10:51 AM




I wonder sometimes if anyone will notice. Thanks! PS there's a Huge article in the NY TImes magazine section today on emoticons.


I don't get the NY Times....were there pros and cons on using them? Some people I know use them, :smileyhappy: some hate them. :smileytongue: I don't need them, I just think they're :smileyvery-happy:
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