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  1. marypat57

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    Hot here in Maryland too but I don't mind it much either. At least you don't have to shovel it. Amen to that Barb! As a native NYer, I totally understand. Temperature here on Long Island is a balmy 95 right now, with a "feels like" temp of 108. I would much rather be hot than have to suffer through a blizzard. Let's hope that all of us (and our loved ones) are able to safely ride out this heat wave.
  2. marypat57

    S01.E01: Wolferton Splash

    Eileen Adkins also portrayed Queen Mary in the 1980s Masterpiece Theater movie "Bertie and Elizabeth". I first saw it on the Ovation channel, and even subscribed to Acorn TV for a few months to watch it again. I finally ended up buying it on Amazon. Great movie if you ever get a chance to see it.
  3. marypat57

    Small Talk: Tea At Buckingham Palace

    TPTB, Please give us even an infitesimal little clue about the start date for season 3. Sincerely The Crown Fan Family
  4. marypat57

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    What wonderful news, Jynnan!!!!!! Let's see, what can I make to bring to the celebration..... How about some lightly sauteed chicken with my homemade Irish whiskey bbq sauce? We can laugh and give thanks for this news!
  5. marypat57

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I've got both of you beat. I grew up in a household of 10 and 1 bathroom. The boys(6 of them) showered at night because they did not have to worry about fixing their hair. The girls (I had a younger sister) could shower in the morning. I think my mother took her shower after everyone had gone to school.
  6. marypat57

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Zella: The info came from a post in the facebook post from Pickles and Hairspray (the link is on the previous page). Click on the photos link. You'll see a picture of the graves. I can't figure out how to copy and paste the post , but here's what it says: "My parents lie here. My dad was in the air force. I noticed that one side are the military graves of Christians with the cross, and across the street there was a smaller section with headstones withthe Star of David. Even in death, religion separates us. Well, only due to human influences." She does not say which VA cemetery it was.
  7. marypat57

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I don't know how to get rid of the quote box above--sorry. I just wanted to make a comment about something Pickles said in the facebook post about the veteran's cemetery. She made a comment about the Christian and the Jewish veterans being buried in separate sections of the cemetery. I can tell her that here in NY, that is not true. On Long Island we have 2 cemeteries. Long Island National Cemetery (Pinelawn) is in Farmingdale, and Calverton National Cemetery is in the town of Calverton. At the time of burial, families get to choose a religious symbol such as a cross, star of David or crescent and star. I'm sure that there are symbols for other faiths as well. Each veteran or family member being buried is simply placed in the next available spot, not in a separate section by faith. I participate in the annual placing of the flags on the graves on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, so I get to see the graves. Sorry for the off topic...
  8. marypat57

    S01.E23 Irish Goodbye

    MY dvr cut off Timmy's last line, too. While I got ready to watch the episode of **blackish** that , there was Timmy's last line. Timmy said "Fly high my wooden friend, fly high." If I hadn't found this little tidbit of dialog, I would have watched it on demand. I am SO unhappy that this was the last TKAA episode. As the oldest child in a large Irish Catholic family (6 boys, 2 girls), I could relate to so much of the Cleary family life. I think a novena to St. Clare of Assisi is in order. Nine days of prayers for a miracle. (By the way, St. Clare was named patron saint of television in 1958 by Pope Pius XII. According to the website Busted Halo, when Clare was ill and unable to attend mass, she was miraculously able to view mass on her wall.)
  9. marypat57

    The Crown In The Media

    When are we going to get Season 3??????????? Has there been any word about a start date?????
  10. marypat57

    S08.E08: Episode 8

    As much as I wanted to see what happened in this season's finale, I am sad that there will be no new CTM episodes until Christmas evening. I always enjoy the time I spend watching the episodes on Sunday evening--whether or not I agree with the plotlines and stories. Tonight's episode was quite touching in many parts. The story about young Julie particularly hit home with me. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease (now generally called Hodgkin's lymphoma) in October of 1986. It is amazing to think of the advances made in treating this disease during the 1960's until 1986..Although Hodgkin's is a relatively rare cancer, and affects young adults mainly in their teens and early 20's, it is one of the most treatable of the blood cancers. It is not totally unusual to see patients surviving thirty years or more after diagnosis. I did enjoy seeing Officer Woolf and Miss Higgins 'connect'. The courtroom scenes with Val's grandma certainly gave the viewers much to think about. But my favorite part was seeing Mei coming back to the Turner family. How many days until Christmas? I guess I'll just have to co All in all, a lovely ending to the season. I guess I'll just have to content myself watching my dvd's.
  11. I thought that the 2 episodes were very sweet. I loved Sheldon's speech, and how he acknowledged his friends. Introducing Howard as Astronaut Wolowitz was great. I will miss this show, but there are always reruns. As I was typing this, I was watching Young Sheldon. What a lovely bookend to the BBT finale.....
  12. I'm fond of Funny Bones myself...devil's food chocolate cake, peanut butter filling and chocolate covering.. So good and even better frozen.
  13. marypat57

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    My best friend's daughter was nearly 3. I was visiting so I could go with them for the first day of nursery school. We were on our way out the front door, with C in a brand new cute pants and shirt. She had a new bookbag, and pretty hair bows. My friend looked to see that C's sneakers were tied. She looked at the bottom of the pants and saw an assortment of random ball point pen marks. C told her mom that she wrote her name on her pants so everyone in nursery school would know who she was. There was no time to change before school started☺. The pants were washed when C got home. C is now in her mid forties, very succesful in a blue collar field, and has a child who will enter college in the fall.
  14. marypat57

    S08.E03: Episode 3

    I too am an admirer of Sister Julienne. I'd love to see an episode highlighting her 'backstory'. I know a few seasons ago she went to visit an older man she once had a relationship with (I recall them watching a movie in his livong room), but I think there is more to Sister Julienne than meets the eye. I'm enjoying this season so far..
  15. marypat57

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Re:: The tattle phone I taught kindergarten for 18 years, and I've employed several different techniqes to control tattling. At a teacher conference, one teacher said she would post a picture of the governor and would tell her kids to 'go and tell the governor' about it. My favorite technique was to use a tattle journal. I had a notebook, along with pencils, etc. The child who was tattling had to go to the journal, and illustrate what had happened and write a sentence about it. One afternoon I saw a line of 5 year olds waiting patiently for their turn. I told them I would read them after everyone had gone home. I wish I had saved that book! The stories and pictures were quite comical.. Of course, exceptionons were made if someone was sick, bleeding, or had a bathroom accident..