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Just goes to show the world really is ending on your birthday. Just kidding Jer. I know my timing is not the greatest . I am not trying to make light of a very sad situation, just trying to keep my sense of humor or I will go crazy worrying about the state of the world right now. :-(
If it is May, it's my kid's birthday. If it's December, it's my wedding anniversary. Can we just call the whole thing off instead? ;)
It would be hilarious to watch them argue about taxing themselves to fund programs for themselves.
You made me think of a song, ooops wrong thread.
When it rains, it pours. I am sure hoping for the best for those folks, they have enough problems.
...or washed out to sea by the big wave with all those Priuses. :-)
We're praying and hoping for all of you during this unfortunate time.
What a mess.
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So good to hear you and the family are ok.
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
He said he was going snowboarding today....so I'm confident in saying everything for him is just fine where he lives.
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Good deal! My friend in Japan was in the thick of it and went through a pretty traumatic time...I was so worried about her until I heard from her last night (a little before midnight our time) that she finally had made it home -- dirty, hungry & tired. I'm glad Denny didn't have to go through that, and it makes me smile to know that he's snowboarding. Life must go on. The people of Japan are very strong people -- just really feel for them in dealing with all this.
...sorry to hear she had a rough time of it. Natural disasters can be very traumatic, the sense of loss and "why me" can be overwhelming. Support your friend however you can, even if it's just a little e-mail hello every day, the sheer ordinariness of that will be helpful.
I'm keeping close tabs with her, but I feel pretty helpless -- wish I could do something (what, I don't know). She was so cute, asking me if there's much news on this in America. When I described how much it's being covered and how much concern there is here, she was very touched by that. She said it somehow makes it easier, just to know friends in America (and Americans in general) really care & are rooting them on. That's truly a universal thing -- just wanting to know that others empathize.
Keep the prayers for them flowin'!:)
Now a 3 year itch. Looks like the passion in the some marriages fizzle in less time.
...in HBO movie
You're a victim of your own success.
That being said, I think $10 a month towards the new Please God, Make Them Fix This Dysfunctional Website fundraiser would be appropriate. ;)
......about doing the right thing before getting married.
What the heck too them so long?
Say it aint so half pint.
I'm sorry to hear that...They've been married for a long time, by Hollyweird standards.
Little House on the Prairie was one of my favorite shows back in the day, and in fact I live not too far away from where much of the show (the story) took place.
That's a shame.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan
I used to love this show. It showed how important family was and how important it was to stick to your principals and do the right thing. This was also a show that was not ashamed show how important God is in your life.
Have you ever been to Walnut Grove and Mankato?
reruns on the Hallmark channel...I would love to see a show along these lines done today, but no one in Hollywood would ever do it, despite the fact that I think it would do well. Look how well shows like 7th Heaven and Touched by an Angel did...Oh well...I'm just glad that we have the reruns.
As for having been to Walnut Grove and Mankato, I have driven by them on the way to Minneapolis, but have not actually been in the towns. But...Coincidentally, this summer, our family is planning to visit both of these towns, as well as Sleepy Eye, another nearby town that was often in the show...It should be interesting.
For some reason whenever "Half Pint" appeared on my TV screen I would experience an irresistible urge to punch her in the nose. Since I've never once struck a member of the "fairer sex" in my entire life, and considering I was a big fan of the Laura Ingalls Wilder "Little House" stories [my second grade teacher would read an excerpt to the class every day after lunch], I have always been baffled by my reaction.
Does the Forum About Nothing community have any thoughts, or is this a question I should pose to Dr Sam?
Well, when I read your post I remembered a woman I used to work with...something came up about Little House at work, and she told all of us that "Laura" in the little years realllllly irritated her. She said she was ashamed to admit it, but she wondered if it was her buck teeth that set her off, which made all of us tell her what a big ole meanie she was! She laughed and said she felt like a big ole meanie -- and could not understand why she had that negative reaction. This woman was a nice person in every way I'd ever seen at work, so it was a little odd. But apparently there was just something about little Laura that grated on her and made her mad.
All I can think of, Jer, is that maybe Half Pint reminded you of someone you didn't like in childhood?...or reminded you of feelings of jealousy toward a sister? Okay, I'm really reaching now.
But it's kind of interesting because neither you nor the the woman at work seem like the type to be irked by Half Pint. Now I'm wondering how many more are out there.....hmmmm...
secret "Half Pint haters" out there...LOL! ;-D
I'm too afraid to Google "The Club of Half Pint Haters"! I bet it's there...maybe Jer's a member. LOL. Just kidding ya, Jer. :)
Hey...For all we know, Jer could be one of the founders!
Luv ya, Jer! LOL!
A couple of things that bothered me: I sort of had a crush on her sister, Mary, and I wanted to see more of her and about 2 ounces less of "Half Pint". Plus there was just a little too much "wisdom beyond her years" emanating from the pigtails and freckles prodigy of the praire. In fact, I'm getting upset thinking about her now. I'm gonna have to cool off a bit.
You are a funny, funny man! :)
Could it be the diabetic sap of the portrayal of Laura? Of course the whole show was over the top sappy.
I hated how they ended the series by burning down the town.
By the way, interestingly, when the Ingalls lived in DeSmet there was a preacher there (not the beloved Rev. Alden) who Ma and Pa weren't to thrilled about. He was a fire and brimstone kind of guy. Again, really interesting to reread the books as an adult.
Dr. Sam, Jer...
Your reaction was, um, interesting. Did Melissa Gilbert resemble someone you didn't like? Did you have an issue with the "Laura" character? Strange.
I thought this thread was about nothing,
this is boarderline something
The real Laura Ingalls Wilder related that the "Olsen" family was the only family she truly didn't like. Olsen is not their real name, and the father was no better than the rest of the family.
Charles Ingalls was no Michael Landon! He was loving, but the times were very different and families didn't express love the way we do.
I think it was wonderful that Wilder saw the demise of the pioneer way of life and chose to record it so it wouldn't be forgotten. There is a lot of wisdom in those books.
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