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Born '36 in VT, raised in Adirondacks, world traveler thanks to US Army + USAF, getting older and more philosophical, reading and writing more obituaries than I'm comfortable with, but I'm gettin' there...

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  1. about 13 hours ago on Pluggers

    Had to explain that fact to two generations of nieces..Uncomfortable, but necessary.

  2. about 13 hours ago on Pluggers

    Well explained and thankew. Them devices need to be ‘released from duty’ without a sudden power loss to their innards.. That would be my explanation for all my mistakes from the old pre-Win95 days.. (sigh)

  3. about 13 hours ago on Pluggers

    Yes. You’n me both. When I want/need to remove an USB device, I do what has to be done without scrambling the brains of what I just took hours to transfer to a Thumb Drive.. “Basic ‘Save’ 101 !!”

  4. about 14 hours ago on Pluggers

    “Yes”… “refill my prescription”… “You wish to resell your administration, is that correct?”… “No”.. “please repeat your request”… “refill my prescription”..“One moment while I check your request”……..“We cannot fulfill your request, your Insurer denies three refills within a one-day period..”Get in the car, struggle around the corner to WalGreens and stand in line using a cart for a walker and FINALLY get stuff done only to find that ’there’s been a problem’ with my order and can I come back tomorrow? and by the time I get home, there’s a voice message from Walgreen’s that my prescription is ready for pickup along with a long message about open hours, pickup hours and crap I hang up on. Jeez !!

  5. about 14 hours ago on Pluggers

    AAAAAnd; to add to the story, there’s a WallyWorld across the road and up a half-mile that I used to walk to for this and that, and would wind up in those two long lines and their damnable "PRICE CHECK IN HOUSEWARES AT CASHIER #18, PLEASE !! Aw, jeeez ! I used to think that blind old people would PURPOSELY pick out crap without a UPC code on it, just to screw up my day..argh.

  6. about 14 hours ago on Pluggers

    There’s a sign going around on Facebook ‘from Wal-Mart,’ saying something like; “In accordance with Union Agreement, both our cashiers will be on vacation Hallowe’en week.”

  7. about 22 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Yeh… That was back in the day when most every small AM radio station had a weekend “Polish Hour” complete with belly-pincher music and hosted in both English and Polish. As a teen, I used to play in a country band on WHWB Rutland, VT Saturday mornings following “Uncle Ed’s Polish Hour” and later that night playing local firehouses, etc, the night wasn’t complete without playing four or five polkas along with the usual round and square dances. Today, there’s still a Polish Hour on WIBX in Utica, NY and in Northhampton, MA there seems to be a pretty good show; “TZ and the Weather Girl” (Todd & Sandy Zaganiacz) as they spin polka classics and current hits live from the WHMP studios every Sunday morning, 8 to noon.. I’d say “Hi” to you in Polish, but it’d take 27 keyboard operations to do such and it would probably come out as an insult, so I’ll just mind my biz ! ♥

  8. 1 day ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Lots of Polish Jokes in Cleveland back in the day; Q: “What’s the first English words a Polack asks at Ellis Island?” A: “Where’s Parma?” Very Non-PC these days, but I learned mosta them jokes at Polish beer and Polka Parties. Did a six-week gig with Frankie Yankovic when his guitar player was out for stomach surgery. Good Times. ♥

  9. 2 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    The proper name’s “Ghoulardi” the stage name for Ernie Anderson and his afternoon program on WJW-TV.He’d joke in a spooky vampire accent and show short comedy films. He took off for Hollywood and wound up as announcer for Carol Burnett’s TV show and as a general announcer for ABC-TV. I worked in Northern Ohio from ’63 to ’70..

  10. 3 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    Them damn flat-land touristers who ignore the guide’s warnings that “want to get a closer picture.”