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9/17/2019 · 2:03 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
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Happy Halloween!

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:39 pm

The Gull Reef Club was swarmed with little visitors tonight seeking their sugar charges. We had so many kids, in fact, we had to close the door and turn off the porch light around 8:30. Judging by the amount of candy we went through, we probably had around 60 kids pass by here.

I was happy to see that all the groups of kids this year were escorted by at least one adult and that most were wearing costumes of some sort. Also, the most adorable little boy gave me a hug after I gave him candy and he told me he loved me. He was sweeter than anything in my candy bowl.

Mike put up our tombstones and made a disk of scary pipe organ music. Some kid told me, “Your house is spooky.” Thanks, kid, that’s exactly what we were going for!

Earlier today, I celebrated by listening to a rebroadcast of Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds. I was suprised at how well done it was for the time. The initial pause of deadair when the martians zapped the first set of cops caused me to check my streamer to make sure it was working. Still got me after all these years. I also listened to a few old time radio Halloween specials via WSBN FM, Young Harris, GA. I caught bits and pieces of Jack Benny, Our Miss Brooks, Father Knows Best, and Life of Riley. Fun stuff.

All in all, a good holiday. Boo.


Punky Pierced Provider?

Filed under: — Jaime @ 6:29 pm

You're a Pumpkin!  Your the coolest of all the halloween symbols and you know it!  You love the novelty food side of things.
You’re a Pumpkin! Your the coolest of all the
halloween symbols and you know it! You love
the novelty food side of things.

“A spooky hallowe’en quiz!” courtesy of Dizzy Girl.



Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:01 am

For the first time ever in my life, my parents’ lives, my grandparents’ lives – the White Sox win the World Series. For anyone who grew up on the Southside of Chicago or has come to love the Sox, this is a fabulous and unbelievable night.

It’s also Mike’s birthday. Stop by AD, his blog, or if you see him online & wish him a great one.


Frappr map

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:28 pm

Mucho kudos to AD moderator Amlord for linking me to Frappr. We have set up a map for America’s Debate members, located here: Frapper Map for America’s Debate Members.

If you are an ADer and haven’t added yourself, what are you waiting for? All the cool kids are doing it.


Notes from up North

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:50 pm

Mom is reporting that folks in Chicago are referring to Cubs-fans-turned-Sox-fans as “bisoxual.” Hilarious.


White Sox vs. ????

Filed under: — Jaime @ 5:41 pm

It appears Ticket Master knows something about the World Series that the rest of us don’t. Wonder what the Cardinals think of this?


Go Sox!!!


On this day in history

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:04 pm

Courtesy the New York Times and The History Channel:

1860 Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.
1863 C.S.S. Hunley sinks during tests
1917 Mata Hari, a Dutch dancer who had spied for the Germans, was executed by firing squad outside Paris.
1939 New York Municipal Airport, later renamed La Guardia Airport, was dedicated.
1946 Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed.
1951 The situation comedy ”I Love Lucy” premiered on CBS.
1965 First Vietnam draft card burned
1969 Peace demonstrators staged activities across the country, including a candlelight march around the White House, as part of a moratorium against the Vietnam War.
1976 In the first debate of its kind between vice-presidential nominees, Democrat Walter F. Mondale and Republican Bob Dole faced off in Houston.
1990 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1991 The Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-48.
1993 Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end apartheid.
2003 China launched its first manned space mission, becoming the third country to send a person into orbit.

These people were born:
1920 Mario Puzo
1924 Lido ‘Lee’ Iacocca
1942 Penny Marshall
1953 Tito Jackson
1959 Emeril Lagasse
1976 Me


Apache Wedding Blessing

Filed under: — Jaime @ 8:16 pm

This is what I ended up reading at my cousin’s wedding.

Apache Wedding Blessing
Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place,
to enter into the days of your togetherness,
and may your days be good and long upon this earth.

Everyone said I did a good job, but I think I read it too fast. It was a lovely time, either way.


Return to Port

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:59 am

Ahoy, beachcombers! I’m back from Chicago(land). We had a marvelous time. As with most vacations, I am exhausted and need a vacation to recover from this. I’ll update you with details of our adventures as time permits. Right now, I am going to lunch. Gee, I’ve such a rough life.

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