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thanks all. am getting better slowly.

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Feel better, Gwyn. It sucks to be that sick, and be forced to do nothing. It really is so boring. But, well, lots of liquids and lots of rest.

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That does not sound like fun, Gwyn. I'm wishing you a speedy recovery so that you can get back in the saddle..

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because I have been sick (bronchitis and pneumonia at same time) I have not exercised for about a week. I miss it. hitting the gym as soon as I feel better

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Yup - as long as it works.

I just need to up my exercise.

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The only thing that matters is that it works for you. It does, so you're in good shape.

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I do my food planning the lazy way as well but at least it is planning a head.

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I need to plan meals if I want to lose weight. It may be since my introduction to the tracker, which I use to keep myself in check and, if reminders are needed now and then, to see what did when I did well.

The tracker also helps in that it's a way to use some time that I might otherwise use to nibble cheese. While I'm entering foods, changing them around, a day or so in advance, I know that I may very well revise the next day. It's a game and keeps me occupied and aware. Too bad it doesn't work every day.

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Yeah, that makes sense.

I did this when I was living alone - and I'd pull some frozen chicken breasts out of the freezer, toss them in the pyrex, and then put it in the oven. My way of planning my food, since I was living alone, was to buy only foods that I could eat - lean protein, whole grains, lots of fruit and vegs. Kind of the lazy way of planning, LOL!

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i HATE planning ahead. I love living by the seat of my pants, however, by not planning ahead, I ate whatever I wanted and thus gained a lot of weight. By planning my food, I have more control over what I eat and have lost some weight.

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LOL Gwyn - you'd think I could do that, right? No idea why I've never bothered to do that. I've never been much of a plan ahead person, especially when I was single.

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silly me for planning ahead and thawing food out the day before!

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It's called working late and rushing to cook dinner. Who has time to defrost a couple of chicken breasts? Apparently not me. I learned. Metal pans. Works just fine.

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I think I've never heard of putting something frozen right into the oven, glass or no glass. It doesn't sound like something I'd dream u on my own, either.

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anything made out of glass, such as the pyrex, should not go into a preheated oven if it has somehting frozen in it. it happened to me one time.

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A word about Pyrex - do NOT put a frozen item into a Pyrex dish/bowl and then put it into a pre-heated oven. It will crack or even break apart into pieces. Trust me. I've done this 2 or 3 times. (Once may have been a ceramic baking dish, now that I think about it.)

You'd think once would be enough for me to learn not to do this.

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Gail, what to wear? A feed bag?

Julia, interesting that what's known as "shivaree" to Americans who know of the practice is from an old Latin or Old French word, charivari. That "correct" spelling is almost unknown. Many, many years ago there were two upper west side, chic, trendy clothing stores for men and women. They were called Charivari. People pronounced them as SHAR-uh-VAR-ee. Curiosity about the word made me do a bit of research. I intuited that the correct (but who cares about such things?) would be Kuh-RIV-uh-ree. Research confirmed my pronunciation, but it didn't do to be the only person in a city of eight million to get it. It soothed the wound that the store was beyond my budget, so I had little need to speak of it.


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emoticon That's quite the tradition! Say Yes To The Shivaree Dress ... what to wear for the horse trough dunking festivities?!?!?
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Interesting thread. There was a day many moons back when I fancied myself a fashion designer, used to draw clothing all day long. But...

Sooo the "Parade" thing... here out in KS and OK the old-timers speak of couples being "Chivaried" (sp?) usually between wedding to reception or sometimes after reception back out to the farm where they were "setting up housekeeping", etc. I think also spelled like "Shivary" (they both lipread more or less the same so I've never been exactly clear on the pronunciation. My ex and I attended one being done for his cousin's daughter and her husband, complete with the rental of a black horse and buggy from a nearby Amish farmer (his family and kinfolk were actually German Mennonite).

Don't think it's unique to them, though...

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THANKS. other things as well. love those pyrex glass

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Gwyn, if non-expert typing is the worst thing that can be said about you, you are a major star. emoticon

Pyrex? Did I hear "Pyrex?" It is great for kitchen use. It's hard to believe that it's all but out of production. I had vague recall of my mother's double boiler and, when I wanted one several years ago, was stunned not to see any clear Pyrex in the stores.

She had this rectangular set in [from top to bottom] yellow, orange and red. This green-yellow set came to me about 42 years ago from a young woman, when I was one of those, who was having an apartment sale to clear out some household items. I may have given her no more than a dollar for the set. The bowls also from that woman for pennies; the mid-sized holds salad at the moment.

My old onion timer is sitting on top just because. It stopped working long ago and, because it is an object rather than a plain, old timer, I haven't the heart yet to toss it out.





I use those pieces as well as this clear Pyrex set. The small bowl has some of my pumpkin 'pudding' in it.



Here we have my grandmother's Depression biscuit jar in the color I call amber. It's about 7" high and 5" square. Packed away are a couple of other pieces, including a large, flattish fruit platter in green.



I'll stop now. For now.

P.S. (See what I mean, "for now?") I had a couple of pairs of the old, glamorous opera-length gloves and long "mitts" that had been my mother's. Alas, they are very long gone.
My hands are disproportionately small, but not so much that strangers stare and point at them.

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yes i love the hats. typing not my strong point

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I'm also surprised by the amount of $$$ people are willing to pay for give-aways or the basics everyone had in the pantry. My grandmother said the dishes our family used for meat meals were free for from the local movie theater. I have some of the serving pieces.



I would never have guessed my old inexpensive Pyrex would be worth money but my used casseroles are now vintage collectibles.


I rescued a set of mixing bowls from the back of a cabinet at my in-law's. The prices on many utilitarian household items have skyrocketed. One night on You Tube, I discovered the Pyrex bowls are now antiques going for around $100. Everybody knew somebody who had these?



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Eco, your words about the china remind me of Depression glass - all that lovely pressed glass, often in colors. My mother remembered as a child receiving them at movie theatres, or her mother buying soap powder with a glass dish or bowl in the box. Now, Depression glass is highly collectable, and people pay a lot of money for what was once given out for free!!!

When I was a young child we'd dress up to to into NYC, including wearing short white gloves. Of course, my gloves would be filthy because I'd hold the handrail going down into the subways - and they never looked good on me anyway. I did have a pair of crocheted lace gloves, and those looked much better. (I've always had rather big hands, so the white gloves made me look like Minnie Mouse.)



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Like "they" say, they don't make things the way they used to ~ the good old days are gone!

I'm waiting for little white gloves and long elegant dress gloves to make a return. I have saved a few of those too. I can't help but be amazed by the craftmanship of the beautiful seams and teeny tiny buttons. I wear summer-weight gloves in the car and current choices fall into a costume category, intended for theme parties (Kentucky Derby party, Halloween). They are intended for one-time use and the cheap material will fall apart quickly. Last spring, I visited bridal shops and dance supply shops. The kind sales people in two places went hunting deep in basement storage. Brides and bridesmaids and ballerinas aren't wearing gloves.

My old hats have amazing shapes and the colors are still vibrant ... even a navy and white one, and the black ones have retained shape and color intensity. I think of them as affordable one-of-a-kind sculptures. Every piece in my small collection makes me smile.

I was looking at Replacements. com last night and was surprised to see LOTS of dishes with similar patterns, the differences are in very small details but those tiny flowers are THE popular feature. I'm guessing our sets are more inexpensive versions of one of the Noritake patterns. We would be setting the dining room table with the hottest trend in dinnerware ... if it was 1948!

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Gwyn, do you mean that you luv the hats? emoticon

Those are wonderful hats, Gail, and the similarity of the plates is right out there.



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love the hates and love those dishes!!!

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These spring hats belonged to my mom-in-law. Many of my vintage treasures were already in the family.

My house isn't much of a museum because I use my inherited and found pieces, even if for decoration, like my hats. I really enjoy using my hammered aluminum trays. Most were never used or rarely used and packed away in storage.



I have mixed feelings. A big part of me is glad that the things I collect continue to be priced low. But I'm also waiting for the rest of the world to see the value in the rather utilitarian objects that were popular in earlier decades. I don't have to pay much for hammered aluminum when I find it, often mixed in on a shelf with old, sad metal household items. The same is true with Occupied Japan items. It's still inexpensive and sitting on shelves collecting dust in the Goodwill stores after decades of sitting in a china cabinet collecting dust, but one of these days ... someone will start calling it antique and then look for it in antique galleries!



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Laurie, that really is a lovely pattern - perfect for springtime!!!!!

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I like your hat very much, Phebe, and can see getting one to dress up with ornaments. I'd also like to view your collections, Gail, but only as a museum visit, of course, not to acquire.

Way back I had a couple of pieces of hammered aluminum from my parents, but I was stupid. What I do have is service for 12 (mostly) of "made in occupied Japan" by Sango China. My grandmother had bought three sets of service for 8 and divided them between my parents and my aunt and uncle. Because of the two-way division, I have doubles on a couple of the serving pieces. I've since learned at Replacements.com that the pattern is "Tara" and that it was made in other colorways.

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Laurie, those are great hats! And Eco, do you have a hat amongst your collection that would work with the dress?

This is my favorite travel hat, because it's a cotton crochet and collapses to be flat in the luggage:

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I have it in off-white, and I add a flower to the side. It came with a matching one, but I currently have a black and white alpaca flower from Peru on it. There are plastic rings holding the brim so it doesn't flop in your face.

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I think I have a match for your smaller hat. Mine is an olive green ... and I wear it often. The bigger brimmed hat in a different color would definitely work for the wedding parade.

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I've got a collection of vintage spring or summer hats on those styrofoam head wig stands. Most are decorating my office shelves. A few date to the 40s and 50s but a couple of favorites are structured to be worn with beehive hairstyles!

And I have the newer ones I actually wear to keep the snow out of my eyes in the winter and the sun off my face during the whole year. I give credit to my big-brimmed hats for skin protection and the "under 21" look!!! ;-)

Add me to your list of friends browsing Goodwill and Salvation Army. I love second-hand shops. I always look for jewelry. It's the only place to find additions for my vintage collections: hammered aluminum serving pieces (the trays, ice buckets, and other gifts popular at bridal showers in the early 50s), Occupied Japan figurines, and quirky old ceramic planters.

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Somehow I knew that.

I'd been wanting a casual summer hat -- straw or straw look -- for a few years. Because I didn't really shop for one, just took an occasional glimpse at the street vendors' goods -- I never found one. While in N.C. last fall, I wandered into a Goodwill store, maybe my first ever. There was 'my' hat, tags still on. I put it on and, voila!, $3.00 and a hat on my head as I left the store. I showed it to the mother of my AirBnB host. The woman is a shopper with a capital "S," perhaps to the point of a problem. She went into her stash room and came back with another, never-worn hat, this one in cocoa and with a brim about 18 inches. It's a gift from her. (I also bought at the Goodwill a cardigan that doesn't fit yet and a print shirt-jacket that I have worn.)

It turns out that a few friends browse our local Goodwill stores because "you never know what you may find." I've done likewise a couple of times and, so far, have found only a tchotchke that I bought for a friend and a simple bangle bracelet.

Here are the hats and me, sans makeup, hair uncombed, et al. We're friends.






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I googled lavender hats, and found several - some a la Queen Elizabeth II, some very Kentucky Derby or even Ascot.

I love a good hat!!!

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That hat, shades of the Kentucky Derby. I watched the race yesterday and about 20 minutes of the pre-race coverage. The women with their hats in the rain made me smile.

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Eco, you need a wide brim hat in a matching color, maybe with a large silk flower on one side. Though you might need to find a natural straw or white straw hat, and embellish it yourself. (In Jane Austen novels, it seems the young ladies are constantly re-designing their bonnets with flowers and ribbons and linings.)

When we were in New Orleans, we saw a couple of wedding processions accompanied by jazz bands - dancing down the street. Definitely post church on the way to the reception.

My father really wanted a Dixieland band to play "When the Saints Come Marching In" at his funeral. My brother wasn't able to arrange this, though.


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I believe you: You have an honest face.

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emoticon ... lucky I just turned 21 in March!

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The New Orleans funeral processions with jazz bands are legendary and such a wonderful idea.

As for you, that last bit is scandalous. You are too young to drink.

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As I understand it, the parade is intended to be a celebration to honor the newly married couple. I think it accompanies us as we go from the ceremony to the reception. I'll let you know more after I've experienced it.

The same type of parade accompanies funeral processions to the cemetery. The sometimes sad and sometimes joyful music represents both grieving and the expectation of eventually reuniting.

My cousin and I grew up in the same house. Her son is the groom. The bride is from an old New Orleans family and it should be lots of fun to take part in treasured traditions of a fascinating and unique community. This isn't one of those destination weddings randomly chosen because of the pleasant weather or "unlimited drinks" ... although I fully anticipate unlimited drinks!

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What fun that is. Is the parade going to or coming from the ceremony? I think I've never heard of second line parade.

Do you know the one-act "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion?" The lady of the title is more than something of an early draft of the Blanche we know from "Streetcar."

"The Glass Menagerie" was the answer to Final Jeopardy last night. One reference is always followed by others close on its heels.

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I'm thinking more of A Street Car Named Desire type wedding. Imagine Tennessee Williams meets Louis Armstrong.

New Orleans Wedding Second Line Parade
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You're both ready for anything unless a wedding with a jazz band calls for a flapper dress, a chemise style? No? Not a Fitzgerald wedding?

Eileen Fisher always was good. I used to buy some of her things, but it's been quite a long time.

Have fun. It's nice to dress up for a day-time occasion.

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I've been a fan of her classic simple lines for a long time. But I don't have any of her pieces.

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A basic black dress is always a good choice. It's been cold here and you might want to take a shawl or a lightweight dressy jacket. I would think a kimono type jacket with an interesting pattern would look great with your dress.

A basic black dress is always a good choice except for a wedding in the sunshine, especially not a great idea for a wedding with a jazz band and parasols in New Orleans! I think I'll wear a dress I wore to a friend's son's summer wedding. I need to figure our a big-brimmed hat and some sort of long-sleeved jacket so I don't burn to a crisp. This is my dress but mine is a dusty lavender lace. And my dress is not that short on me but I'm far from the model height!







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Basic little black dress to wear with burnished gold (look) jewelry. I've always been a minimalist when dressing up. And either black sparkly sandals if it isn't raining, or black stockings and black Mary Jane sort of shoes if it's raining. Easy and simple.

I've been buying more Eileen Fisher recently - good quality items that travel well and last a long time. Since I don't travel with a lot, I figure I can have just one or two good dresses and that's all I need. This is my dress, though I have black and not one of these berry shades:

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Lightweight viscose knit - packs well and doesn't wrinkle!

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It's the season for emoticon Enjoy the family festivities, Phebe! We have a wedding at the end of the month into the start of June and I'm looking forward to seeing family. We will be celebrating in New Orleans.

And again, my thanks for steering me in the right direction for wise decisions in suitcase selections in the era of so many flight restrictions and fees. I am on the hunt for comfy fancy clothes suitable for the summer and packable. I hope you have some warm fancy clothes for our wet and still chilly spring weather. It's still cold out there. But flowers are growing and our part of the world is getting green.

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Mark, my condolences to your daughter's boyfriend. Gotta be hard to be that young and lose a parent (who also seems that young).

Eco, we're in Waltham, just for the weekend. Wedding on Sunday, and tomorrow evening is the out of towner dinner. Tonight we'll have dinner with BIL/SIL. Just hanging out in the hotel at the moment - it was a long train trip, and it was pouring by the time we arrived at the hotel.

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Silly goose, I thought Nova Scotia, not lox. Your "Nova" is typical real-estate marketing' trendiness, like our Soho and Tribeca and the newer ones, e.g., Noho. There are one or two for Harlem, but they elude me at the moment. I'm waiting for "Lily," a stand-in for Little Italy.

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He's from Nova. (No, not lox. Northern Virginia). About 100 minutes from here, depending on traffic. Close to Dulles Airport.

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Gail, last year when Phebe and I went to the C.P. carousel, I sat in one of the carriages! As a child I was too skittish for the moving horses, but got over it later. The latest just wasn't my day.

Mark, does boyfriend live down in your area? Or are you all going to his hometown?

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We're in Amherst for the last time, late next week. In a hurry to get home again, as the boyfriend just lost his father (cancer, age 60) and thus, Thing One will not want to dilly-dally. Alas and alack.

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It's about a 2 hour ride from my home to Amherst. Without traffic, if that's ever possible.

According to a handy-dandy google search, the oldest operating platform carousel in the country is on Martha's Vineyard. It originally might have been located or planned for Coney Island, because a decorative panel is stamped Coney Island.

Personally, I preferred the stationary horses but I've become braver over the years and would be willing to ride one that goes up and down.



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Phebe rode the Central Park carousel last year and did so like a rodeo champ'een, or should I say a dressage blue-ribbon winner? The [seasonal] carousel in Bryant Park really is intended for children. When we rode it the year before, my legs were quite bruised....I've haven't been, but Hartford, Conn., has a famous, old carousel in Bushnell Park. When I make the trip to visit Mark Twain's house, I'll head over for a ride.

Mark, I thought you'd be coming this way later in the summer. Okay, get in touch and we'll make a plan.

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You are, indeed. Four years at UMass never brought us that way. I do what am told.

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I think I am the official Sparky greeter for the greater Boston area. Unfortunately, Amherst and western Mass. are outside my official territory.

Phebe what part of Massachusetts will you be visiting? We have a couple of lovely old carousels in my area (Salem and Hull) and others are around the state.

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I'll be back westward somewhere by then.........

I'll be in Massachusetts from May 3 to 6, though.

We'll meet when we least expect it.

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"I'm not in NY Now."

Um, T-Minus nine days... NJ Turnpike, GW Bridge, Cross Bronx, Bruckner, New England Thruway... and onward to Amherst. In 11 days, the reverse.

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Alas, no, I haven't made it to a carousel yet. I may need to do that tomorrow. I could subway down to 65th, take the transverse road, and there I am at the Central Park carousel, which is bigger than Bryant Park. Though the horses there like to knock my Birks off my feet. Every time.

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Did you ride the carousel?

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wish I lived on east coast

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Huh? Did you want to veto our get-together yesterday or are you saying that you should have had an opportunity to decline joining in? Pull yourself together. You're not in NY now.

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No one was even given the opportunity to say "nyet."

Actually, Nu and I (and Susan) were going to meet Sunday, until she needed a raincheck.

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What Phebe said!



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The Metroliner goes northbound, too.

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Ladies, y;know, the Metroliner exists.

Signed, forgotten southerner

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I too had a wonderful time!

And I should have taken a photo of Laurie!!!!

It was a very Sparky get-together. Lunch was a salad with whole grains and lean chicken and other vegs or fruit - full of nutrients and fiber. And then we walked about four miles (according to my pedometer) through Central Park - not only walking (with hills) but lots of fresh air!!!

It was a great day, and the flowers were beautiful!!!

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Phebe and I got together yesterday and, while I can't speak for Phebe, I had a grand time. We spent much of our time in the Park oohing and aahing over the emergence of Spring. Here is Phebe, bundled up for quite a chilly day and standing under a huge, old beech. We're pretty sure it's a beech. She blends in perfectly.



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