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IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 25.09.2009 21:12

Hello everyone, how are you all lately, friends?. Sorry Iíve been absent so long, Iíve been busy going from one doctor to another, and also having fun, I explain (itíll be a looooooong loooooong text, Iím afraid):

1) health: I went to the super-expert traumatologist who apparently was going to operate my knee with a very simple, easy and successful operation (according to the previous colleague traumatologist who has been watching my knee for almost 6 months).
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 25.09.2009 10:52

Hi webbie thats very sad but nice ..thank you..im off to bed now good night god bless all ..love lizxxxx
Webbie

Location:
Ireland


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 25.09.2009 08:31

A nice little read
  
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I arrived at the address where someone had requested a taxi. I honked but no one came out. I honked again, nothing. So I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets..

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.

'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, and then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated'..
'Oh, you're such a good boy', she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address, and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?'

'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly.
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice'.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening.. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'

We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

'How much do I owe you?' she asked, reaching into her purse.
'Nothing,' I said

'You have to make a living,' she answered.

'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.

'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said.

'Thank you.'

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift?
What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life..


We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.


But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 25.09.2009 03:14

dont worry jack when im in perth again imnot contacting you again i want to injoy myself ..there ..as for the real people of the world we all come from the same god..so i dont think it matters who or what we are what ever you say you know as much as everyone elce ..for you.thats not a lot..your just a bag of wind..lizxx
ACK1

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 25.09.2009 03:02

great high speed shot DEE most be a very fast shutter speed on the camera well done
jack1

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 25.09.2009 02:54

now LIZZIE ABOUT TIME YOU STOPED TRYINGTO GET UP MY NOSE AS YOU ONCE SAID TO ME YOU CAN TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WILL NEVER MEET THEM

like i told you the last time you were in perth DON\'T CONTACT ME i don\'t have much time just now will get back to the bitsa in the usa very soon only true Americans WERE the INDINANS

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 24.09.2009 22:38

Hi mike in ca how are you still plucking away good man ..its good to see you here and the other mike.in the other state..sorry mate..annette i think someone need to say sorry to you as you know the time there .better than he does..good women ..love lizxxx
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 24.09.2009 22:34

Good morning all..oh jack why dont you try coming into the g/b and being nice for a change..and not like a bull in a china shop..being rude like you are..well i hate to say the cabbies did not stop driving in the dust storm because i was in one..so put that in your pipe and smoke it..oh yes you think i go nowhere haa hate to bust your bubble im got a better life than you ever had..im happy to come back to my house and feel great in it..not house sitting anyone elces..after coming back from a so called holiday..thank you patrica yes we understand each other here as i was once told i waste my time here yet the person who said it cant stay away ..(i wish he would..)..thank you kind friends on the g/b love lizxxxx
Mike

Location:
USA - California


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 16:21

Good morning All...Warm here last night wind from the inland with a little smoke from the fires.Went out to a free music show in San Diego,any one who could play was welcome to use the \"mike\"

Lots of picking and grinning,banjos and mandos,and a few singers.

I hope all of my GB buddies are doing well,lot\'s of postings on here.Have a great day



Mike N California
Patricia





IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 15:15

Hey, Mike from Colorado.

You are lucky to be in such a beautiful place.

Nice of you to post and tell us about it.

Pat
Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 15:07

And I quote:

posted: 24.09.2009 01:38

\"now where are all the irish and all the want to be irish no one not even the webbie to tell us that today is the birthday of the GUINNESS 250 years old today\"

Probably most of the Irish were sleeping at that hour, and not posting on here. It wasn\'t even the 24th yet where I am. I don\'t know any \"want to be Irish\", that implies that people don\'t want to be what they are, and I don\'t think that\'s true. I don\'t want to be anything but American, but that doesn\'t keep me from having an interest and affection for the German, Scottish, and Welsh parts of my heritage, equal to my interest in the Irish parts.

Continued...

Patricia





IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 15:06



Cont.

We all understand Liz\'s posting perfectly well, always nice friendly non-criticizing messages, except when she has to fend off unnecessary slurs from other quarters. Please note the lack of punctuation and proper capitalization in the above quote. Is it \"the pot calling the kettle\"?

Hope everybody is having a nice day, and that Webbie will give us some cleeks if he is still standing after his all-day celebration of Guinness in the Pubs.

Bye.

Pat





Mike

Location:
USA - Colorado


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posted: 24.09.2009 14:50

It Snowed here last night above 7000 ft. I can see Mt Evans and Pikes Peak from my house in Foxfield,at 5300 ft and its beautiful.Come on out y\'all and see and ski Colorful Colorado.
jack1

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 14:06

it would be a good thing if you used the spell checker now and then LIZZIE i know that you went on the geer down by the canal ...but then you were from the hill.... strange how we see a lot more over here about queensland than the people see there maybe it is because you don\'t get out enough ...even the cabbies did not drive around
jack1

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 13:52

ANNETTE...do look at the time of posting it was after one o-clockin the morning in ireland when i made the posting so i was not too earley wake up to the world love now back to reading
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 24.09.2009 10:48

Hi all well im off to bed now have a great day/night god bless all Love lizxxxx
Annette





IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 06:09

Pat, thanks for the info about Ray Charles.



Annette

Location:
Germany


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 06:07

Belated: Happy Birthday, Boss!!! ...and keep rocking...

Well, Jack, you are too early for Europe. I\'m sure Webbie will honor the day.

We will be in the pub this evening for a Arthur\'s Day party.

...and by the way...

GOOD MORNING, EUROPE!!! Out of bed with you. Coffee is ready!

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 24.09.2009 04:37

Ah jack we got full dames thank you ..dust storms what dust storms..it was nothing to worry about here whats seldom is wounderfull..after 70years its very good in queensland still ..ah yes i know guinness was 250 years old ..but that nothing your older ..in mind and body..so what dog are your looking after..this is the man that told be i would be a stranger in dublin haa he cant keep away from it..patrica ah 50years old i remember that ..now heading for the big 66..but im still young at heart thank god...love lizxxxx
jack1

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 24.09.2009 00:38

now where are all the irish and all the want to be irish no one not even the webbie to tell us that today is the birthday of the GUINNESS 250 years old today



i thought that the lizzie one would have known that as she has been telling us about all the stout she drinks



now lizzie what is this place you say is queensland i hear it got lost in a dust or was it a sand storm while over here in the west we have 11 out of 23 dams overflowing want some water to clean up ??????
Patricia





IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 23.09.2009 23:29

As well as being Bruce Springsteen\'s birthday, today is also Ray Charles\' birthday, and the house where he lived in Greenville, which is in the next county east of me was dedicated as an historic site today.

I\'m not sure if he was born in that house, but he lived there when he was very small, people who still live in that neighborhood remembered that at about 3, his eyes were strange and he was going blind, and that he used to play the piano in a neighbor\'s house. At 7, he was enrolled in the school for the blind in St. Augustine. There is also a life-size statue of him in Greenville, but to tell you the truth, there isn\'t much else there. Just thought you might like to know all that.

Take Care.

P
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 23.09.2009 22:53

Good morning all ..oh our duststorm is gone thank god..its only once every so ofton ..nothing to worry about .al the changes in the world does some odd things to mother earth ..love lizxxx
Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 23.09.2009 14:52

Mornin\'...

Great cleeks today, Webbie. A little of the Boss\'s rockin\' will start your day right and tell you whose birthday it is.

Got new fires in California, a little too close for my comfort to my daughter in Riverside County. I talked to her, and she says that they can smell the smoke sometimes. Bummer.

Erin\'s girls\' softball team got soundly trounced twice in a double header with Bainbridge yesterday, bad refereeing, but they would have been beaten without that, anyway. Just outclassed by an older, bigger, more experienced team. There is no joy in Mudville, my little Casey struck out. Ah, well, they\'ll get bigger and better in another year.

I\'m off to Tallahassee today, gotta go now. Y\'all be nice.

P

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


IP logged Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv
posted: 23.09.2009 11:31

Webbie it not me thats 60 today ..so it must be mr mies oh i hope ive not put my foot in that ..oh jack 2 i dont want even to be half of one for the old fella ..whos dog is he looking after it must be murphy..its too old to run away from him .poor dog..im off to be now good night god bless all be good ok love lizxxxx
Webbie

Location:
Ireland


IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1;
posted: 23.09.2009 11:07



Guess who is 60 today