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Carol in Pgh.

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  1. Wendy: That video was so cool! You gals certainly know how to have a rip roaring good time! Please wish Tammi a happy birthday for me (even though she has no clue who I am).

    What a wonderful friend you are to make the day so special for her. With friends like you, a person doesn't need anyone else in their life to make them feel special! God Bless You!

  2. Between work, fireworks and preparing for my son's grad party, I doubt I will have a moment to hop on the board so I want to take this moment to wish all my family here on ec.com a...

    Everyone have a safe and happy holiday!

    I love you and miss you,

    Carol

  3. Having major issues with my computer so right now I am on my son's. Doubt I will be getting mine fixed (my son said it would probably cost around $200) and with what I just shelled out for my car and the expense of my third child headed to college (all three will be in), that will be hard enough to keep up with.

    I will not be on much at all anymore unless I can sneak on his once in a while.

    Everyone here is great and I will miss talking with you.

    See you when I can.

    Love, Carol

  4. okay,this is what i had done to stop the rumors LOL!!!seriously,i had a hydrocelectomy...this is due to hydrocele....and only pertains to men...look it up and see what its all about...then you will know what i went through today....not for the faint of heart thats for sure,but i HAD to have it done,lol,Chris...p.s.,just google it.. smile

    I am in the medical profession, I know what that procedure is. Hope you are recovering nicely smile

  5. Earthquake shakes Japan awake - 6.7

    THU, 23 JUN 2011 10:06A.M.

    A magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattled northeast Japan early this morning in the same area where a massive quake triggered a deadly tsunami in March. There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

    The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the region after the quake, but cancelled it about an hour later.

    The temblor struck the region of the Pacific where a magnitude-9.0 quake hit on March 11, triggering a huge tsunami. At least 23,000 people were killed or left missing in those disasters, which destroyed hundreds of homes, offices and factories in northeastern Japan.

    Today's quake hit about 47km off the shore of Iwate prefecture at 6:51am (local time), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Much of the coast in the area is still heavily damaged from March's disasters.

    The US Pacific Tsunami warning centre said it did not expect a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami.

    The quake, 32km deep, caused tremors across the northern half of the country, including Tokyo, which is about 524km to the southwest.

    It was followed by several smaller aftershocks, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

    Japan is located on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines spanning the Pacific Basin, and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

  6. I'm not saying Pittsburgh is a bad place to live, I'm just saying it's a stretch to say it is the most livable city for 3 years straight. For one thing, you go downtown Pittsburgh and many of the stores are closed. Second, our transit system that used to be one of the best has gotten ridiculously outrageously priced and they have cut service back so much that my daughter has to take two subway cars to work (and she only works a 15 minute drive from our home). One other note, we are second only to Dade County FL for senior population. I love the old folks, but you can't escape them. My sister comes up from Georgia and she always says that all you see when you come to Pittsburgh now is a "sea of walkers". It can drive you nuts!

  7. Carol...this made me cry. Just beautiful!

    Thanks, Wendy-Ann.

    I cry thinking about what an amazing and selfless father my dad was/is. He worked so hard even when he was ill with fever he went out for 38 hour road call duty in the winter. He was in charge of plowing the roads around a large apartment complex. They were to wait until the cops called them out, but my dad being the man he is would look out the window when bad weather was on the horizon and could not stand the thought of the single mothers who had to get children to daycare and themselves to work so he would go out on his own and have the roads taken care of before the call ever came out. He was pulling his truck back into the garage when everyone else was just showing up to go out. Of course, since he did not wait for the call he was not compensated for his efforts even though he had a family of ten to feed. (Every dog gets their day)! I try hard to be the same kind of mother for my children as my father was to us. His picture not only paints a 1,000 words, his good deeds could fill a novel!

    Life Lessons

    You may have thought I didn't see,

    Or that I hadn't heard,

    Life lessons that you taught to me,

    But I got every word.

    Perhaps you thought I missed it all,

    And that we'd grow apart,

    But Dad, I picked up everything,

    It's written on my heart.

    Without you, Dad, I wouldn't be

    The (woman)(man) I am today;

    You built a strong foundation

    No one can take away.

    I've grown up with your values,

    And I'm very glad I did;

    So here's to you, dear father,

    From your forever grateful kid.

    By Joanna Fuchs

  8. Happy Father's Day to my dad, my hero. This is a man who supported 8 children on very little money. We did not have much, but always had his love. He sacrificed so much just to provide us a few simple pleasures...our once a year trip to Kennywood Park and a swimming pool pass every year. Sure, other kids boasted about the trips they would take during the summer and their parents had the money, so it was a non-issue. My dad wore his shoes with the nails sticking through and he would come home with his feet bleeding to provide these few pleasures for us. How many people could say their dad was this exceptional! Now, it is an honor to serve him as he approaches 89! God Bless You, Dad...I love you!

  9. Didn't realize "Dubya" was so prompt! Big surprise! I guess he could be very serious when it counted. Now, I thought HE would have been the bigger partier.

    :)--D

    Bush was a military man...always prompt! Clinton, always late.

  10. A friend of mine emailed this to me: Not surprising!

    In the President's Secret Service:

    Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect

    by Ronald Kessler

    This book about the Secret Service reveals an awful lot about the Presidents and Vice-Presidents . . . very interesting recap

    thus far:

    JFK

    and LBJ = Philanderers of

    the highest order, both kept a lot of women in White

    House for affairs. Both set up "early warning" systems

    for it and when their wives were nearby. Total immoral

    men. In addition, LBJ was as crude as the day is

    long.

    Richard

    Nixon = Weird, moral man

    but very odd and weird. Paranoid etc. Horrible

    relationship with his family, almost a

    recluse.

    Spiro

    Agnew = a nice, decent

    man, everyone was surprised at his

    downfall.

    Jerry

    Ford = A true gentlemen

    who treated them with respect and

    dignity.

    Jimmy

    Carter = A complete phony

    who would portray one picture of himself to the public and a

    very different one in private; i.e., he would be shown

    carrying his own luggage, suit cases were always empty, he

    kept empty one just for photo ops. Wanted the people to

    see him as pious and a non drinker, he and family drank

    alcohol a lot. Had disdain for the Secret Service, and was

    very irresponsible with the "football" nuclear codes.

    Didn't think it was a big deal and would keep military aides

    at a great distance. Would never acknowledge military or

    Secret service they were there to serve

    him.

    Ronald

    Reagan = The real deal.

    Moral, Honest, respectful and dignified. Treated Secret

    Service and everyone else with respect and honor. Would

    always thank everyone all the time. He took the time to know

    everyone on a personal level. One story was early

    on in Presidency the President came out of his room with a

    side arm attached to his hip. The Agent in charge

    said "Why the pistol Mr. President." Ronald Reagan

    replied, "In case you boys can't get the job done, I can

    help." It was common for him to carry a pistol.

    People do not know that when he met with Gorbachev, he had a

    pistol in his briefcase. Upon learning that Gary Hart

    was caught with Donna Rice during the election Ronald Reagan

    said, "Boys will be boys, but boys will not be

    President"

    Nancy

    Reagan = Very nice but

    very protective of the President . . . the Secret Service was

    always caught in the middle. Nancy would try to control what

    the President ate all the time (healthy) and he would say to

    the Agents "come on you gotta help me out."

    The Reagans rarely drank alcohol. Secret Service said they

    could count on one hand the times the Reagans were served

    alcohol other than wine during dinner. They made the comment

    for all the fake bluster of the Carters it was the Reagans who

    lived life as genuinely moral

    people.

    George

    and Barbara Bush = Extremely kind

    and considerate. Always respectful. Took great care in making

    sure the agents comforts were taken care of. They would bring

    them meals etc. One time Barbara Bush brought warm clothes to

    agents standing outside a Kennebunkport. One agent who

    was given warm hat tried to nicely say no thanks when he

    was obviously freezing and President Bush said "Son, don't

    argue with the first lady, put the hat

    on."

    Bill

    Clinton = Presidency was

    one giant party. Not trustworthy, he was nice because he

    wanted everyone to like him but life is just one big game and

    party to him.

    Hillary

    Clinton = Another

    phony. Her personality would change the instant cameras

    were near. She hated with open disdain the military and Secret

    Service. Again another one who felt people are there to

    serve her. She was always trying to keep tabs on Bill

    Clinton.

    Al

    Gore = An egotistical

    ass who was once overheard by his Secret Service detail when

    he told his son he needed to do better in school or he "would

    end up like these guys" and pointed to the Secret Service

    agents.

    G...

    W. Bush = They loved him

    and Laura Bush. They said no one is a nicer person than Laura

    Bush who never has a harsh word to say about anyone. The

    Bush's went out of their way to take care of the Secret

    Service and made sure they were well cared for with meals and

    other comforts. GW was the most prompt of the Presidents. He

    ran like a well oiled machine. He was also the most in shape

    who had a very strict work out regimen. The Bush's made sure

    their entire administration understood to respect and be

    considerate of the Secret Service. Karl Rove was

    the one who was the most caring of the Secret Service in the

    administration.

    Barack

    Obama - Clintons all

    over again - hates the military and looks down on the Secret

    Service.

    Be who you are and say what you feel... because those that matter... don't

    mind...and those that mind...don't matter!

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