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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 10:50pm

Come to think of it, women before my generation did not have birth control and family planning aids. The rhythm method didn't work for my Roman Catholic relatives. I know my grandmothers withheld sex, creating great tensions in both families. Abortion was illegal, and the stories of illegal abortions were just dreadful. 

There was a doctor, Dr. Hawn, or Haun, who performed illegal abortions. His lovely home was very close to where I grew up. Some angry father entered his home, stabbed him multiple times and left him to die. His murder happened before I was born and when I went to his gardens to play, I didn't know the story. It was much later I learned about the house and its history. I tried to find a photo of his home and gardens because, surely, they are historical ones. 

Comment by Chris on November 15, 2017 at 9:53pm

Patricia,

And the group  I appoligize for my rude comments and posts.

On another group I belong to someone else had hip replacement surgery.  This was why I repeated myself.

Please forgive me.

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 4:04pm

We didn't have to pay a cent, Joan.

I had an excellent surgeon, & I actually liked him to speak with as well. He didn't have the snooty attitude so many do, & I liked him the instant I met him last Feb.

My incision is also very tidy.....hahaha....

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 3:58pm

I am very grateful knowing you had such excellent doctors, nurses, and support staff while you went through surgery. My grandmothers and mother did not have access to such care as they had hip problems. I suppose the wealthy could have a hip replacement but working people couldn't afford it. Grandma didn't even have health insurance.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 3:53pm

Randy, you did not see rows of rows standing at attention of the Terra Cota Army?

This is what I saw, but it is a stock photo. I did not have a camera. 

Unexcavated Cerra Cotta Army

Thank you, Randy, I understand not sharing more because of being "attacked by a certain individual in this group. WTF?"

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 1:59pm

Thanks Ian. The surgery itself is the easiest part, & I don't have issues recovering from them. Pain is very low & that is a big plus. 14 days & that med will be finished.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2017 at 1:57pm

Glad to hear that things are going well, Patricia. Modern medicine and surgery can do great things, even if there are some 'buts' like the negative side-effects of some medication. It sounds like the good weighs up the bad for you, though. As you say, a severe blood clot is not a complication you want to experience. 

Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2017 at 1:50pm

Thanks for the photos and comments, Randall. I can sense your wonder at it all. One of my family visited China a few years ago and was disappointed with the terra cotta warriors but I think at that point a lot of them were out on loan to museums around the world. The Wall looks great and now I understand why it's home to the world's hardest marathon. Did you walk along part of it?

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 12:16pm

I have several friends here, Chris, & you are definitely not one of them, here or on any other site!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2017 at 7:31am

I'm almost afraid to continue commenting about my impressions of China for fear I'll be attacked by a certain individual in this group. WTF?

I did want to say that despite the overwhelming crowds, visits to the major tourist attractions in China were a once in a lifetime thrill. Much money has been poured into places like the Great Wall and Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit(s). They ARE spectacular! I tried to put myself back in time while walking on and through history. Pretty amazing. And, I'd never seen a live panda, either. She was busily eating bamboo, minding her own business. (No photo because it was a dark, rainy day.)

No words can express the wonderment in seeing the marvels of the world. No person can throw mud on that.

 

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