This is a story about a player that is trying to complete a medium level challenge in the 10 in a day challenge. Should be complete by now.|
Reply #581. Nov 05 12, 2:00 AM
Today is the penultimate day of the election cycle! Oh how happy I will be to see it over. The first election campaign that interested me enough to volunteer was Nixon-Kennedy, 1960. I lived in Maryland, and on election day, another volunteer and I set up a portable bar out of the trunk of his car, and for the afternoon up ill poll closing time, we offered free drinks ad voting advice. We had a perfect spot at the sidewalk leading to the school door. Probably couldn't get away with that now.|
Reply #582. Nov 05 12, 7:15 AM
I went to the local Supermarket today and as i got to the checkout to pay i gave them my donor card by mistake, it cost me an arm and a leg |
Reply #583. Nov 05 12, 7:31 AM
Does your dog eat grasshoppers? I swear mine get more protein from grasshoppers than their regular ration.|
Reply #584. Nov 05 12, 1:28 PM
My story is about a car I recently bought. I saw a beautiful 2010 Mustang, silver in color. And I was|
hooked. Little did I know the car had never met a gas
station it didn't like and on top of that, how much
the snow tires would cost.
The car? A beauty, but a very bad mistake!
Reply #585. Nov 05 12, 1:48 PM
I have finally become a Gold Member, NO I am not Austin Powers! I was starting to get bored with the same Old Games.|
Reply #586. Nov 05 12, 3:10 PM
Two key players on "Walking Dead" met their fate last night. What a shocker!|
Reply #587. Nov 05 12, 3:33 PM
My four-year-old daughter this morning told me how beautiful I looked - I love this kid to bits!|
Reply #588. Nov 05 12, 4:56 PM
We were discussing our grandkids last night & realised that they have experienced a few "firsts ** this year|
They attended their first Anzac Dawn service
We took them to their first Perth royal show
And finally they went on their first trick & treating adventure
all dressed up in
their Halloween costumes & carrying their spooky lanterns
they just enjoyed it all so much & didnt want to come home
Reply #589. Nov 05 12, 4:58 PM
My mother died in 1997 from heart disease linked to a bout of rheumatic fever she had as a child. Her parents had both been Polish emigres to the United States in the early 1900's. When she died, she had requested that she be cremated with instructions to scatter her ashes across some unspecified body of water.|
I was in the US Air Force the year she died. That same year, after she died, I was transferred to Germany.
My mother also instilled a love of reading and books in her children as well as a love of travel. So the opportunity to live in Europe for several years was one I found irresistible.
I first visited Europe with my mother and younger brother in 1980 in a whirlwind Globus Gateway "If This is Tuesday, it must be Belgium" type of coachtrip. She had always wanted to go to Poland, but wasn't able to, because of the whole Iron Curtain thing. By the time the Curtain had lifted, her health had declined to the point where such a trip was out of the question.
So, the decision was made by myself and my younger brother to taker her ashes, find the small town in Poland where her parents had been children, then find the nearest body of water and scatter the ashes there.
It was a tremendously emotional trip bringing the ashes of my mother to Poland. Unlike other places in Europe, where someone speaking English would be easy to find, we had to rely on our wits, and on skills that she had taught us to make our way. We had both learned Russian in college and were able to communicate that way to help us on our way through the train system and renting a car.
After we found the town of Lisia Gora, where my grandparents lived, we looked on the map and discovered a branch of the Vistula River somewhere north of the city and drove there. The river was crossed by a suspension bridge on which some construction was being done but there was a landing you could drive to on the south side of the river that looked like an opportune area to scatter the ashes. It was a clear sunny slightly chilly day in early September.
And this is where it got a little strange.
But to understand the strangeness of what came next, you had to understand that my mother loved birds. The house that she had was filled with pictures of birds and statues of birds. My little brother had designed a window pane in the front of the house with panes of glass depicting a crane.
When we went down to the water to open the plastic bag where the ashes were, it was quiet except for the distant voices of men working on the bridge. But, the very moment we had poured the ashes into the Vistula, there erupted a sound of a multitude of birds, who unbeknown to us had also been on the bridge, screaming at the top of their lungs. It was the loudest I had ever heard birds, either before or since, by far.
They were welcoming her home.
Reply #590. Nov 05 12, 7:39 PM
Ok, I'm a history teacher. Here are two interesting student comments, absolutely true. First one, we're discussing the building of the pyramids. One student asks, "Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids?" Another student, irritated, I suppose, at the question, replies: "What does it matter? You can't stop them now." Secon one, we're discussing Mutually Assured Destruction. Student opines, "I don't care if we do start World War III and destroy the whole world, as long we destroy Russia first."|
Reply #591. Nov 05 12, 7:40 PM
It was Melbourne Cup Day today. I didn't win, but my sister did. It was a good day.|
Reply #592. Nov 06 12, 1:01 AM
My story ties in with em1958's story. I sat up ALL night to watch the race on sky and five minutes before it was due to go off we had a power cut! Needless to say I was not too chuffed.|
Reply #593. Nov 06 12, 4:09 AM
I have been playing golf for 20 years,. My best round was a 79 until yesterday when I shot a 76. Shaved three strokes off my previous best round. Funny how it all comes together all at once.|
Reply #594. Nov 06 12, 5:07 AM
Went out for my birthday to a country house hotel, ended up picking the seven course tasting menu, which was really good:|
Guinea Fowl, Scallops, Artichoke soup, Red Mullet, Venison, Cheeses and Melon with Ginger Sorbet. Small portions of each, but I was still stuffed!
Reply #595. Nov 06 12, 7:23 AM
The part of Finland where I live got first snow a few weeks ago. It snowed about ten centimetres in a couple of hours. Nearly all of the snow has melted by now. I'm anxiously waiting for more snow.|
Reply #596. Nov 06 12, 10:06 AM
Every year I take flowers to the graves of family members and friends on Halloween. I was going to go to my grandpa's in Yuma but I had to work and it's a long drive. There are a few who have been cremated and scattered and an aunt that I don't know where she's buried so I leave extra at my grandparents to share with everyone. I also leave a box of dog bones, a bag of cat treats and a bag of carrots for them to share among the animals we've lost. |
Reply #597. Nov 06 12, 11:59 AM
I went to the doctor's office today because my legs felt weak, and he told me I had only six weeks to live.|
Last time I go to a doctor who's a follower of the Mayan calendar.
Reply #598. Nov 06 12, 2:45 PM
I have a friend called Jane who is not feeling very well at the moment. So I took her round some flowers today and she felt a lot better.|
Reply #599. Nov 06 12, 3:56 PM
My stories are all too boring to even put into words,but I like being directed here so I can read everyone else's stories.And it also completes a challenge.|
Reply #600. Nov 06 12, 4:19 PM
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