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Women Today / Re: A look at the American woman
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on Yesterday at 10:03:56 am »
I understand this is Women's History Month. If we have a thread for this, I can't seem to locate it, so I'll post a link about a very particular American woman here:

Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879)

Sarah Josepha Hale was editor of the tremendously influential magazine Godey's Ladies' Book for 40 years. After advocating through several administrations, she finally convinced Abraham Lincoln to create a National Thanksgiving Day (right in the middle of the Civil War).

She also wrote "Mary Had a Little Lamb," which was first thing Thomas Edison recorded in his brand-new invention the phonograph.

I mention Sarah Josepha Hale now because yesterday I noticed a state historical market that indicated that she lived about four blocks from where I live now. (She must have moved, as the location of her death is given about two blocks from my place.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Josepha_Hale
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Sason on March 01, 2021, 04:38:58 pm »
back at you!
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by Sason on March 01, 2021, 04:37:33 pm »
all brokies're crazy, but some more   :-X
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The Lighter Side / Re: The "Ask a Stoopid Question - Get a Stoopid Answer" Game
« Last post by Sason on March 01, 2021, 04:35:50 pm »

Q.  What did Alma and Munroe do with the Thanksgiving leftovers?


A. They gave them to the neighbours, who then gave Alma and Monroe their leftovers.

Q. Why did they do that?
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Front-Ranger on February 28, 2021, 09:59:13 pm »
Love you guys! (gal & guy)
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by CellarDweller on February 28, 2021, 08:26:37 pm »
take deep breaths
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by CellarDweller on February 28, 2021, 08:26:17 pm »
so who wants to be normal?
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The Lighter Side / Re: The "Ask a Stoopid Question - Get a Stoopid Answer" Game
« Last post by CellarDweller on February 28, 2021, 08:22:42 pm »
Q. Who picked the cherries for the cake?


A.  Ma Twist.  Pa didn't know how to handle cherries.  ;)

Q.  What did Alma and Munroe do with the Thanksgiving leftovers?
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Chez Tremblay / Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Last post by brianr on February 28, 2021, 03:25:33 pm »
There are differences between the vaccines. I think there are 2 major types but reading the online information makes my eyes glaze over. I will not have a choice anyway and will need to trust our health professionals. However the sooner the better for me.
Here they started vaccinating border workers 10 days ago but say the general population will be in the 2nd half of the year.

However, despite our good record, we have idiots. There were a few cases at a high school early last week and the school was closed, students and their families tested and told to isolate. Most co-operated.  One student worked a shift at KFC and then tested positive so the KFC was closed, all  customers that day and families told to isolate but no effect on the city as a whole.
 However one 21 year old from one of the school families had symptoms on Tuesday went to college, gym, fast food etc and finally went to the GP on Friday for a test then went to the gym on the way home (everyone with brains knows that you get tested then go home and isolate until the result). On Saturday found to be positive and now the whole city of Auckland (nearly 2 million people) is in lockdown, only essential services and not allowed to travel.
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Sason on February 28, 2021, 01:33:41 pm »
i'm so upset  ::)
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