Benitin y Eneas by Pierre S. De Beaumont and Bud Fisher

Benitin y Eneas

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  1. Shirttail Slim

    Shirttail Slim said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds.
    >>>>>>
    I of course, got to bed late last night, (Wed.) abour 2:30 A.M.
    Didn’t get up until about noon today. Already getting tired again. Must be an “age” thing? It’s only 10:30 P.M.

  2. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    Morning, Vagabonds!
    Home from Conference now. It was good to sleep in my own bed last night.

  3. Florchi

    Florchi said, almost 4 years ago

    Vagabundos Buenos Días: Even though the solstice is almost 2 weeks away, summer has arrived in South Florida. The Royal Poinciana trees are in full scarlet bloom, school is out for the summer (as of yesterday), the temperatures are pushing 90 degrees with afternoon thunderstorms almost daily, and the grocery stores have special displays shelves of “D” batteries and weather radios.

  4. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning Vagabonds. Back to triple digits today. Thank you to whoever invented air conditioning. One of the A/C company advertisers here credits it with the growth of LV. Without A/C, a lot fewer people would be visiting the desert in high summer, no matter how many fancy hotels mafia money might have built!


    Arye & Slim: from yesterday. When I broke my foot a couple of years ago I was not supposed to put any weight on it at all. So I got a rollator and put my knee on the seat. I scooted around the house like a skateboard, and with a canvas grocery bag attached to the front I could carry anything I needed. Sure beat the heck out of crutches! (My boss had one that he let me use at the office, so the only time I had to use those dang crutches was between the office/home and the car – luckily it was my left foot so I could still drive.)

  5. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    I found a book on “Old Las Vegas” a couple of weeks ago and the history of this place is fascinating. From the above-mentioned “mafia money” to Jim Crow laws, Nevada didn’t have a very good reputation for quite a long time. (I read Sammy Davis Jr.’s bio a few years back – he had some pretty nasty but well-deserved things to say about segregation in LV.) Believe it or not, Howard Hughes is credited with getting the mob money out of Vegas. About the only mob-built hotel/casino left is the Flamingo. The rest have all been demolished to make room for the corporate-owned mega-resort hotels. And where the “Fremont Street Experience” is downtown used to be the red-light district – legal in those days (still is, just not inside city limits).

    I also found a book called “When the Mob Ran Las Vegas” that gets pretty explicit about the building & exploitation of the early hotels & casinos. The even had a photo of Bugsy Seigel’s bloody body still sitting on his girlfriend’s couch in LA where he was shot for being an inefficient fool while building the Flamingo. Just an example, he would pay for construction supplies being delivered to the jobsite, and as soon as he left the suppliers would pack them up and take them away and resell them to him again the next day. The cost of building the place was more than 3 times the budget, mostly because he didn’t know what he was doing.

  6. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Morning Everyone.
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    It’s going to be another beautiful day here in the Ozarks, low 80’s and a gentle breeze.
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    Yes I am on early again today. My daughter is working her summer job (she is a para-professional with the schools), so on days she works I get the grandkids. They have summer school in the morning so it is either make the rounds now or wait until 10:30 pm.
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    Jan: Your history of LV sounds interesting. Right now I am on a sci-fi kick and am re-reading some old Heinlein books. It’s a real comfortable read. My birthday is June 18th and my present to myself was a Nook Tablet it’s amazing how quickly you can you can spend that book money on-line :) I’ve been enjoying the books so much I haven’t really investigated the apps aspect yet.
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    Everybody have a great day!!
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  7. Montana  Lady

    Montana Lady said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Morning, Vagabonds,


    I still like the old fashioned “hold in your hands” books. Buy all of my used so no new trees are cut down. Do you ever get “comfortable” holding a tablet to read?


    Jan, do they mention the role the Air Force had in creating Las Vegas in your book? Did the mafia have anything to do with building any other city? We always hear about Chicago and the east coast…..but was it like LV? Interesting reading. Thanks for sharing.

  8. dkram

    dkram said, almost 4 years ago

    @davidf42

    Hi
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    Well David,We’er still at it. The rest of today and tomorrow morning. I leave at noon nomater what.
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    ttfn

  9. SWEETBILL

    SWEETBILL said, almost 4 years ago

    GOOD AFTERNOON YA"LL
    @JanCinLV- sounds like a very interesting read- the one and only time I’ve been to LV was late 60’s and yup, stayed at the Flemingo- had a great time!

  10. dkram

    dkram said, almost 4 years ago

    Hello all Vagabonds.
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    Sunny here in Wenham, had a weather situation here yesterday late, public safety officials were telling us to stay inside, lighting and all that stuff.
    It never happened, figured the hand of Hand of God swept it away.
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    Well the lunch hour is about over, gotta fly, later then.
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    ttfn

  11. Shirttail Slim

    Shirttail Slim said, almost 4 years ago

    @Chris Smith

    Heinlein is my favorite author, and he wrote some classics. I like his later books especially. “Stranger In A Strange Land” became somewhat of a cult classic. My favorite character? Who else could it be than "Lazarus Long’. I have “The Notebooks Of Lazarus Long”. A lot of good advice in there for surviving life,…. And other situations.

  12. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith said, almost 4 years ago

    ML: I held out for a long time, as both my husband and youngest daughter have had their Nook e-readers for over a year. It is slightly smaller than my Bible and about the same weight and I actually am comfortable holding it. The advantages are that it fits in my purse just like a paperback, I can read a book, change the book I am reading, do a crossword puzzel, check my e-mail, send an e-mail, go on-line and read the comics (although I have not found a way to read or write comments as that option does not appear on the Nook), and it also keeps trees from becoming new books.
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    I have a hard time parting with books I’ve read and had run out of places to stack them (I know I should donate them to the next library book sale, but keep putting it off). The Library sells books twice a year and most of those are Harlequin Romance, historical romance, etc occasionally I find a good suspense or mystery novel, but seldom find any sci-fi or fantasy that I want to read. I like books written by the older authors, two of whom we have lost this year.

  13. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t know why my last post posted twice?
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    Slim: Back in ‘72 when I was stationed at Ft Huachuca, AZ, my boyfriend lent me his copy of “Stranger in a Strange Land” I had never read sci-fi befor that book, but from then on I was hooked! I couldn’t read enough of Heinlein’s books and still like them over a lot of the other authors. And like you my favorite character is Lazarus Long.
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    I downloaded the “Notebooks of Lazarus Long” this morning and will be reading it shortly

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    Rita: Yes, the “Old Las Vegas” book does mention the nearby Air Force Base and the role it had in development of the city. I don’t know if the mob actually “built” any other city the way they did this one. Las Vegas was built around a fresh water spring oasis, and was here in one form or another for a long time. It took the mob to make it into a “destination”. They came out here because gambling is legal and the rest of the country was cracking down on illegal gambling. Path of least resistance, I suppose.


    Chris and Slim: Robert Heinlein is also one of my favorite authors. (also Asimov & Clark, among many others.) My favorite book of his: “Number of the Beast” (also featuring Lazarus Long in the later chapters). I also loved “The Puppet Masters” and “Starship Troopers” but I was very disappointed in the movie adaptations.

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