R.I.P.: Levon Helm



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109 Responses to “R.I.P.: Levon Helm”

  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:46 am on April 20th, 2012

    Good morning, y’all! Wow, one link? That’s it? That’s even less than the “No Post Today” posts!

  2. OleyHowlers
    8:52 am on April 20th, 2012

    Thanks for posting that video, Admin. sniff Love Levon. Love Danko. Love The Band.

    Yesterday, Mom heard about a new T.V. channel for the Members of the Nation. Here is the website…what do youse guys think? We don’t think this would be our sort of thing, but it could be good for a stay-at-home-alone doggie.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    8:53 am on April 20th, 2012

    Good morning, Kirby and all.

    That was short, but thanks for the link.

    Off to CLL.

  4. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:59 am on April 20th, 2012

    When I played that link for Mom she said, “That was The Band?” She’s familiar with the song, but had no idea who played it. And she’s never seen that movie y’all were talking about. She says she wasn’t very hip back then. Who’s she kidding? She’s still not hip!!!

  5. OleyHowlers
    9:04 am on April 20th, 2012

    Kirby, our mom credits two musical acts with her growing up. They are Neil Young and The Band. She said she played them continuously throut her pre-teen/teen/20s. And believe us, she is NOT hip.

  6. B.Stover
    9:20 am on April 20th, 2012

    That really is a no post today.

    Good morning all.

  7. Melanie
    9:27 am on April 20th, 2012

    I’m with Kirby T’s mom. I was not “hip”. I was a minister and teacher’s daughter need I say more?

    Wishing I had an I Max movie theater around here. There is a new movie about the Arctic.


  8. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:31 am on April 20th, 2012

    OH: My Mom was into the Carpenters — the first album she ever bought was “Close to You” when she was in eighth grade. She thought she was really “with it”! She had a major crush on Richard, and was devestated when Karen died.

  9. Melanie
    9:35 am on April 20th, 2012

    Jeez Louise, poor Dan. That medicine that finally fixed the blood pressure is causing hallucinations. Night before last he was convinced that Zoe and I were outside being threatened by a bear. People were pounding on the doors. The Pack was barking. He came down the stairs in the dark and was just about to go thru the door when Zoe came down and saw him. She was getting buttermilk. She talked him down. he had some warm milk and went to bed. Zoe didn’t sleep.

    Last night he had another one but was able to tell himself that it wasn’t real. This morning the nurse who is coming today called and I told her what was happening, and she said, “DON’T LET HIM TAKE THAT MED THIS MORNING!” Too late.

    I told Dan when the nurse was coming and that it was probably the new medication. Zoe went in a few minutes later. And he told her that the nurse had been there and his blood pressure was good. Hmmm.

    Zoe and i will be talking to the nurse when she gets here. Dan can chime in but everything will be taken with a pound of salt.

    I’m stuffing him in the quilt with Rose and Mary. Don’t worry you two, he’s nice with people.

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:40 am on April 20th, 2012

    Dan!…The Man!…sniff!…Poor guy. Poor Zoe. Poor Melanie…grunt!…Since there is nothing new posted today, I am going back to bed…grump!

  11. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:44 am on April 20th, 2012

    Well, I’m outta here for awhile. Mom is off to run some errands, then meet my boy’s girlfriend for lunch and a movie — “Mirror, Mirror.” I’m still hoping for that doggie bag of popcorn!!!


  12. OleyHowlers
    9:47 am on April 20th, 2012

    Poor Dan. We can surround him and make him safe, but we know he alreay has The Pack to do that.

    Do youse remember that really cute, pretty, quiet, calm puppy we drove all the way up to Elmira, NY to meet and bring here to be part of our family? Welllll……here she is now. (and Mom says it is all our fault because we trained her. we say “fault”??? don’t you mean “credit”?)

  13. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on April 20th, 2012

    Lightning!…I hope Rose is doing okay…sniff!

  14. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:56 am on April 20th, 2012

    Kat!..heh!snort!heh!…Lookin’ Good!

  15. Alice M. Johnson
    10:11 am on April 20th, 2012

    Goodness me it looks like Kat took a dip in a mud hole. snicker. I bet that Mr.Husky will throw her over now. No water sports for him.

  16. Staff
    10:13 am on April 20th, 2012

    Dawson and the TurtleMan are on the road to Chicago for a visit to our brother Chris. I am staying with the ‘rents, as usual, and they promise to hug him for me.

  17. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:17 am on April 20th, 2012

    Staff, how is your brother doing?

    Thinking good and healing thoughts for Rose and Dan.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    10:35 am on April 20th, 2012

    Hey, three great links to start the day!
    Chet, Spence and Admin: Nice ‘in memoriam’ to LH.
    O.Howlers: Dogtv is great, however the 2nd video might result in some overturned furniture…a little stimulating for a stay-at-home type.
    Kat: And, where have you been? We see those telltale muddy paws.
    Melanie: Wow! Got the IMAX Experience even on the small screen. We have an IMAX theater at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Nana says she remembers her Gramps telling her about the first time he saw a film on the big screen. Believe it was in Minneapolis back in the fifties. He was properly impressed.
    Thank Dog Zoe was there to intercept Dan! Those meds have so many side effects…one never knows what to expect. Can you imagine someone living alone and taking them.
    Gently tucking our four under the Quilt…Dan, Rose and Wolfie’s Mom and Brother Chris.

  19. OleyHowlers
    10:40 am on April 20th, 2012

    Kat’s picture is not great quality, but it isn’t just her paws that are muddy. She is a real mudd-mess. We think that is great. We wouldn’t want to be raising a prissy little husky, ya know?

  20. Melanie
    10:44 am on April 20th, 2012

    Staff, I know your passed along hug to your brother is just what he needs.

    Kat looks like a happy dog. Isn’t that when some dogs (not Princesses, Sam) love it when they are dirty.

    Grace was digging in her hole. She almost disappears into it now. We’re having rain (thank dog) tomorrow and after that so she will not be dusty. She will be muddy.

    I will be trying to find the closet theater to us, BSD, like Nana’s Gramp we would be “properly impressed”.

    Going to be an interesting day on the ol’ Homestead.

  21. OleyHowlers
    10:45 am on April 20th, 2012

    We just watched The Arctic clip. WOW! We want to see that, but Mom says she isn’t waiting for us…she is going to see if it is in the IMAX near us.

  22. Masquers
    11:04 am on April 20th, 2012

    Going back I was unable to find those exact coordinates for Gramps’ film experience in Minneapolis. Some other place and time perhaps.
    I see our dear friend Rose posted early this morning. My little backpack is ready to go…waiting for the others to arrive and we’ll soon be on our way.
    B: How is your research going? Are your allergies under control?
    Siber is going to LOVE the IMAX film about the Artic!

  23. Melanie
    11:07 am on April 20th, 2012

    Wölfie, Be strong, be well, be loved.

  24. Princess Sam
    11:11 am on April 20th, 2012

    Melanie, I hate how I smell when I come from the groomer. My family takes me out for a walk and I roll in all kinds of good-smelling stuff. Bird poop and dead worms are especially nice. Today I can’t do that because the hawks are out there.

  25. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:37 am on April 20th, 2012

    Levon!…Too bad he didn’t realize he was puffing on the Stick of Death at the beginning of that video above…grunt!.

  26. Siber-H
    11:38 am on April 20th, 2012

    Thank for the link, Spence. Levon Helm was named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 all time great singers. He was a good actor, too. sniff

    I am in agreement with the Howlers. We don’t want any prissy Siber girls although I have never known one.

    I have to see that movie about the Arctic! They won’t let me in the theaters, but those movies always come out on dvd. Not the same as IMAX, but better than nothing.

  27. Masquers
    11:44 am on April 20th, 2012

    Sammy: So sorry you cannot go for your walks because of those dreaded hawks. There must be some solution although I can’t, for the life of me, think what it might be.

    Kirby: Mom loved the Carpenters too…especially Karen. What a beautiful voice she had! A very sad ending to a very talented life.

    Rio: Mom was a smoker too back in the day…until she wised up to the deadly consequences of it. Non-smokers would always say: “Putting another nail in your coffin, hey?”

  28. Buddy
    12:06 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Masquers, our mommy also used to puff on the Stick of Death. None of us were around then. Pop remembers it though. Thank goodness she stopped that. I’m wondering if Levon Helm ever stopped?

  29. B.Stover
    12:18 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Masquers: My research involves rereading the Harry Potter novels so I’m having fun. When it comes time to reread Milton’s Paradise Lost it will be fun also.

    Wonder how Rose is doing.

  30. Masquers
    1:13 pm on April 20th, 2012

    B: Retired and having FUN doing what you love to do. That’s the life!
    My thoughts are on Rose too. Hmm…wonder where those two Smoochers are…..
    Hi Buddy! My mom, too, is happy she became a nonsmoker. Long ago, when smoking cigarettes was cunningly advertised as being the kool thing to do, many got hooked on the habit. Before they knew it, an ingredient more powerful than heroin had them in its clutches. Originally a natural product, tobacco companies over the years have increased the additives in cigarettes, which now number 599.

  31. Masquers
    1:26 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Buddy: Levon Helm did quit smoking, probably after his diagnosis of throat cancer in the 90’s.

  32. Belle Starr
    1:30 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Masquers: We are on our way. Woof!

  33. Rose
    1:33 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Hey there youse guys!

    I’ m at home resting from the lightning bolts, and gearing up for the Yankees-Red Sox game, and the celebration of the 100 th year anniversary of Fenway Park!

    Thank you all for your concern and lovings thoughts. To all the rest who are not tip-top themselves, I send loving thoughts and strong prayers.

    I loved the Carpenters too! I was very saddened when Karen died. She had the voice of an angel.

    Smoochers, pack your backpacks! I’ m ready to be gently tucked under the quilt by you all!

    OH: Love the picture of Kat. I’m glad she she is not to nose-in-the-air, and likes to rumble with the boys!

    Buddy: Your avatar is missing! 🙁

  34. Buddy
    1:35 pm on April 20th, 2012

    There is an adorable husky up top right now, lying by a glass door. Do we know him? I really love my huskies.

    Sending loving thoughts to Rose and Wolfie’s mom and Staff’s brother.

  35. Buddy
    1:40 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Hi Rose!!! kisses !! And I got my avatar back 🙂

  36. B.Stover
    1:43 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Rose is back! Very good.

    Here’s the description of Harry’s first view of Voldemort from Chapter 17 of Sourcerer’s Stone:

    “…the most terrible face Harry had ever seen. It was chalk white with glaring red eyes and slits for nostrils, like a snake” (293).

  37. Siber-H
    1:58 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Rose, I’m glad you checked in with us…rest now.

    Buddy, You are a sweet kat. No one has ever called me adorable before. (if it is me up there)

  38. Buddy
    2:01 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Siber??? How many pictures do you have in FOC? This isn’t the one I was used to seeing. It is a much younger picture.

  39. Siber-H
    2:27 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Buddy, There may be two of me in FOC. Maybe it isn’t me up there…could be a girl Siber. They can be adorable…sometimes.

  40. Masquers
    2:27 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Ready to go Belle Starr.
    Wooo, Rose! We are on the way!

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:28 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Pictures!…snort!…SiberH has quite a few photos of himself up there…heh!…I remember my friend putting them there when the new blog software was unfurled…grunt!

  42. Rose
    2:31 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Hi Buddy! Thanks for the kitty kisses, and I’m happy to see you sweet kitty face is back!

    Siber: I think you are both adorable and handsome!

  43. Rose
    2:34 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Smoochers, I await your arrival!

  44. Masquers
    2:38 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Rose, A quick check-in from the flight deck. Looking forward to watching the game with you. Being they are the Yankee’s nemesis
    I don’t suppose you saw the 100 yr. old Red Sox fan throw out the ball at Fenway Park last weekend?

  45. Melanie
    2:51 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Dan is watching the GAME! The fly over was cool.

  46. Dima
    3:03 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Siber, pal. A little honesty just between us guys. There is no such thing as an “adorable” girl husky. Hot maybe. Wil E definity. And tenacious absolutely. But adorable? Nah.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    3:06 pm on April 20th, 2012

    B: Harry’s description is very accurate and almost scarier than Voldemort himself!

    Well. Here I am…on my own again…while M and the other Smoochers wing their way across the US of A.

    Wolfie: Many on the blog have you to thank for their excellent blurring lessons. A freedom of movement is now possible most never knew existed. In return, I would be happy to give you any tips on Time Travel I have picked up over the years. It can be a godsend when one is short on Time, or just wants to get away. You indicated some research into times gone-by. My interests lie more in the day-to-day and present century applications. Perhaps we can exchange information?
    Please give your mom Big Hugs from me.

  48. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:15 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Rose. So glad that you are back and safe and sound. Team Plunderers are on the way (I thought I just saw a blur pass over Washington, DC, heading north by northeast).

    My dad kind of missed the whole The Band phenomenon, although he certainly knew who they were. Although listening to the music now, he would certainly rate it a 99+ on the Bandstand scale. And truth be told, I think he was kind of sweet on Karen Carpenter in her day too.


  49. Siber-H
    3:24 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Thank you, Rose.
    Dima, You are right.
    Rio may know more about how many pictures of me are on FOC than I do. I have never counted. I cannot mention the word ditigal camera to my mom or she goes balistic.

    Oh, Bear knows how to do Time Travel. hmmm

  50. BearSpiritDog
    3:24 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Gah! Sometimes I get confused. Present century? We are in a new century, the 21st, and have been for some time.

    Hey, Wookie! We were just thinking of you.

  51. BearSpiritDog
    3:26 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Siber-H: Yes, it was in my job description from last year, remember?

  52. Belle Starr
    3:36 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Update from the middle of the quilt—a right turn from Jasper’s mitten: Rose, Wolfie’s mom are tucked into the quilt. Mama Luna tried to sit on Dan but he wouldn’t hold still. She is keeping a close eye on him and he is stroking her ears. We are worried about Dan—he seems to be convinced that Masquers is a different brand of dog called a Kat. Never heard of Kat dogs before but what do you expect from a writer—always inventing and creating.

  53. Kat
    3:36 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Rose, I’m so glad you are home and will be getting lots of smooches. I wish I could give you smooches too because you always like my pictures and say I’m beautiful.

    I am adorable, Dima nd Siber! Thats how much you know. I work hard too. There is a ton of excavating that needs to be done down in those wetlands where the raccoons like to hide out. Mom says Dima is just a couch potato at heart. Not me! My big sister, Meashka, has brought me up to be a sweet, adorable, brave, hard-working husky girl. And I can run circles around any old husky boy!

  54. Kat
    3:40 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Why, Belle Starr! You silly girl. Of course you know all about Kat dogs! Thats what I am! Gee, do you think Masquers and I are related?

  55. Rose
    3:55 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Smoochers have arrived safe and sound, and we are cuddled up watching the game! Masquers gentle purrs, Luna’s watchful eye, and Belle Starr sitting on my head…I feel safe and loved by my four-legged friends.

    Kat: You and stunningly beautiful with your gorgeous red fur. You remind me of one of my favorite 1940’s actress, the stunningly beautiful , lovely (and red-haired) Rita Hayworth.

  56. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:03 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Hey, y’all! I’m back! Mom had a nice lunch and visit with my boy’s girlfriend. The movie was a little different, but she’s glad she saw it. Now she wants to see the new chimpanzee movie!

  57. Siber-H
    4:09 pm on April 20th, 2012

    For the first and last time on this blog I may be willing to admit that girl Huskies are harder working than the guys. They go out every day and bring in the small game, while us guys spend several days laying around the forest discussing the big moose we will hunt. We do get the moose but it takes a few days of talking about it and eating what the girls bring home.

    Girl Sibers are more tempermental than the guys.

  58. Siber-H
    4:14 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Bear, umm I don’t remember, but then I have an undependable memory problem sometimes.

    Okay, We would like to go back to 1836, 1845, and 1918 for starters.

  59. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:15 pm on April 20th, 2012

    SiberH: Explain!!!

  60. Siber-H
    4:28 pm on April 20th, 2012

    1836— We would like to tell all the guys at the Alamo to Get Out Now!! (They could have gotten out at any time but chose not to)
    1845–We would like to tell the Sir John Franklin Expedition not to sail for the Arctic because you are all going to die.
    1918—we would like to tell Manfred von Richthofen not to take off in his red triplane tomorrow.

  61. Belle Starr
    4:38 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Kat: By my calculations there is only one way to determine if you and Masquers are related—how many paws do you have?

  62. BearSpiritDog
    4:39 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Siber-H: Good choices all!
    A Master of the Art of Time Travel myself, I must admit it can be a complicated business. I am not good at explaining how the thing is done. I just Do it. The best advice is to begin by taking short journeys and then moving on from there. Try working with speeding up, slowing down Time as a precursor to the actual event.

  63. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:47 pm on April 20th, 2012

    SiberH: There are so many dates like those. Dad would probably join you in traveling back to that first one. When he was just a little boy and watched “The Alamo” for the first time, he ran and hid when he saw John Wayne die, because The Duke was his hero. (In fact, Mom and Dad’s first dog was named Duke, because of you-know-who. And Mom and Dad got married on John Wayne’s birthday. Not that they planned it that way — it was just a happy accident!)

    Hmmm. Mom says she would choose 1862. Dad says he’d want to go back to 1944. And if I were to pick a year to travel back to, I’d have to say 2001.

    1862 — to tell Gen. Charles Ferguson Smith to be careful in that boat! (Just to refresh your memories, he’s Mom’s favorite Civil War general who survived many battles, but died of an infection after scraping his leg in a boat on his way to Shiloh.)

    1944 — to jump into D-Day with the 101st Airborne Division.

    2001 — so I could find Dad right way, instead of spending all that time sleeping outside, scrounging for food, and wandering around looking for my forever home!!!

  64. Mollypop's Mom
    5:02 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Siber-H and Wolfie – Before you do any time travel, read Stephen King’s book 11-22-63 about going back in time to stop the JFK assassination.

  65. B.Stover
    5:04 pm on April 20th, 2012

    These are my favorite lines from Paradise Lost:

    “The infernal serpent; he it was, whose guile/Stirred up with envy and revenge, deceived/The mother of mankind.” (Book I, line 34)

  66. Staff
    5:19 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Speaking of altering time lines, does anyone else read Harry Turtledove? Maggie really likes him.

    This is for Mr.Husky. The instructions are it is a 360 degree photo and try to find the Lake and the dog sled.


  67. Dima
    5:33 pm on April 20th, 2012

    I second the tempermental part, Siber.

    Mom & Pop are going to a fundraiser dinner now, so I have to wait for Couchtime. Carpola.

  68. Siber-H
    5:43 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom, I did read that book that we are not allowed to mention on the blog. Very good book!

    Kirby, We love that movie, The Alamo. The one you mentioned, not the newer one.
    1944 is another good date to go back to.

    Bear, we are gonna try it, but if we don’t come back, start looking for us.

    I’m off to check out Staff’s link.

  69. Siber-H
    5:52 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Staff’s link…That is a beautiful photo but I’m dizzy because I twirled it around too fast. I think I found the dog sled, but there are a lot of little lakes in it. The big body of water is either the sea or a lake.
    I’m really dizzy. I hope I don’t splort.

  70. Barb & Maggie
    5:59 pm on April 20th, 2012

    If I could travel back to one date, it would be to whenever Sally Hemmings was alive – late 1700s. I would like to see her and Thomas Jefferson to see what their relationship was really like. You know, the old question – was it love or was she his property? Also would like to see what she looked like, as I am somewhat obbessed with their story. There are no pictures of her or TJ’s wife, who was her half sister.

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  72. B.Stover
    7:27 pm on April 20th, 2012

    I wonder why posts like this top shinee video aren’t put into moderation immediately.

  73. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:37 pm on April 20th, 2012

    It must be prom night in town — several nicely dressed couples have come to the park across the street from our house to pose for photos. Our park is so pretty that it’s a popular outdoor studio. Last week when my girl came home and the family went across the street for a picnic, a young woman dressed in a wedding gown came to the park — accompanied by two ladies holding her hem off the grass — and posed for her bridal portrait, with two photographers clicking away. Mom hates having her picture taken — she said she would have been too self-conscious to pose like that in such a public place!

    One of the reasons our park is so popular is because of our fountain. Back in 1910, local schoolchildren raised money to build a fountain in memory of our homegrown hero, Richard Kirkland, who is better known as “The Angel of Marye’s Heights.” After a Civil War battle near Fredericksburg, Va., Kirkland was horrified by the cries of soldiers who were laying wounded on the battlefield. He received permission to carry water to the wounded, but was not allowed to show a white handerchief, so he was in danger of being shot. For more than an hour he gave the wounded soldiers from both sides water and blankets — no one on either side fired a shot.

  74. Melanie
    7:49 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Hey Kirby T, I looked up that dude. He was cool. There is a monument to him in Fredricksburg, VA. I also like the fountain.

    Thank you Luna for trying to sit on Dan. He enjoyed rubbing your ears.

    Back to work!

  75. Melanie
    7:51 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Staff, that is awesome. I also found the guy who has taken the photo, his gloves, skis and poles, and his bag.

  76. BearSpiritDog
    8:20 pm on April 20th, 2012

    B: No moderation for those guys when there is more important work to be done…ie…s h o e s, gamboling, c a s i n o s.
    Are you alternating between Harry Potter and Paradise Lost, or merely quoting the latter.?
    Kirby: You are such a great storyteller. I love all your stories, plus they are true…even better.

    Siber-H: Don’t go too far!

    Off to check out Staff’s link.

  77. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:31 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Bear: Thanks! I like telling stories — I think I take after Mom that way.

  78. Barb & Maggie
    8:40 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Barb is reading the Betsy and Tacy books written by Maude Lovelace in the 1940s. She gave the volume with 4 stories in it to Baye, but she didn’t care for them. I have to say, they are not real exciting, but are interesting because they depict life in the early 1900s, in a small midwest town. This was funny – Betsy and Tacy and their friend Tib, along with her little brother, built a playhouse in the basement with scrap wood. Tib’s father came down and admired the house. He said, This is such a nice house, Fredrick will be an architech like me when he grows up. Tib says, “Papa will I be an architech too?” He says” Nien, you will be a little housewife”. Betsy said they wondered why Tib couldn’t be an architech because she was as good at building as her little brother was.

  79. B.Stover
    8:44 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Bear: I’m working on HP first and then PL. I just quoted those lines because I like them. (Wondering if I can equate something in HP to those lines also. Have to think of something that symbolizes the mother of mankind to Voldemort.)

  80. Tupper and Gilly
    9:38 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Hi everyone – Mama says she wants time travel lessons for two dates:

    1492 – “What are you looking for? The New World? No, this is absolutely an old world, we think you should have taken a left at the last batch of islands”

    And April 13, 1912 – “Hey Captain, its getting kind cold – can you turn the boat SOUTH?!”

  81. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Wheeze!…cough!…Well, we are finally back from the Brutal Walk…grunt!…Game is already in the 6th inning…grump!

    Rose!…Is Rose doing okay?…sniff!…Her hair didn’t catch on fire this morning, did it?…wuffle!

  82. Melanie
    9:49 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Melanie has stared at the computer for toooooo long.
    Melanie thinks that Tib should tell her father where to get off.
    Melanie should go to sleep.


  83. Snowhook Bella
    10:04 pm on April 20th, 2012

    C Hobbit: I don’t know about your part of Alaska, but it feels like swimsuit weather. I’ve seen some folks with sun burns.

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on April 20th, 2012

    CHobbit!…Has she posted today?…sniff!…Seems like I haven’t seen her in a long while…grunt!

    Rebecca!…Whats the temperature up there? Is over 32 yet?…sniff!

    Cheese!…The Rockies are playing the Brewers and have let them tie the game…grump!….Wassa Matter U!?

  85. Siber-H
    10:17 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Rio, I guess it is now politically incorrect to call a Japanese ballplayer, a Japanese ballplayer. The Rockies’ announcers are calling them far eastern ballplayers.
    I am so far behind the times.

    T&G I agree with your time travel dates.

  86. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Japanese!….I thought they were talking about the Red Sox when they were talking about the Eastern Players….sniff!…The Rockies used to have a Japenese player, I forget his name now…grunt!…He was very tall. I remember that because I thought it was strange.

  87. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Yeep!…Someone is going to go upstairs and make some popcorn!…snort!snort!…Doesn’t get any better than that by golly…wheeze!

  88. BearSpiritDog
    10:39 pm on April 20th, 2012

    SnowBella & C.Hobbit: Heh, I know youse in the Far North. You consider it swimsuit weather at a mere 25 above.
    Barb: Nana says she agrees wholeheartedly with Melanie. Of course, we must understand the times in which those little girls, the brother and their father lived. In spite of all that there were those brave souls who went against the grain and followed their dreams. The girls who grew up to became architects.
    The little Betsy & Tacy books are true chronicles of those times. Nana has only read the first one in the series. As we said before, she is way behind in her reading.

  89. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:47 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Reading!…No one is as far behind in Reading as me and my friend are…grunt!…What with her Quilling and my excessive need to sleep, and now baseball season…sniff!…well, we hardly have time to crack a book…gasp!…And when we finally do get to read her mother takes this as a cue to come and talk…grump!

  90. Barb & Maggie
    10:51 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Bear, Barb is finding the books very interesting because of the clear picture of those times. Papa stood at the head of the table and dished up everyone’s plates for supper. I can almost picture it. Since the book we have contains stories written between ’40 & ’44, Rosie the Riveter was not well know yet. Tib’s father probably never dreamed that young girls could grow up to be anything but a little housewife. And also remember, the time she is writing about is supposed to be around 1910, even before WWI.

    Kirby, wish we could see your park. It must be beautiful.

  91. Snowhook Bella
    10:53 pm on April 20th, 2012

    I believe it was about 56 in anchorage today—that’s what I heard on the radio. Willow was probably warmer; we get the precipitation of south central AK and close to the extreme temperatures of the inferior—CHonbit’s neck of the woods.

  92. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on April 20th, 2012

    CHonbit’s!…Neck of the Woods..heh!snort!heh!

    SiberH!…I am really starting to LOVE Cuddyer…snort!snort!…What a guy! Even with a sore big toe!…chuffle!

  93. Siber-H
    11:07 pm on April 20th, 2012

    yeah, me too, Rio. He is doing a good job of coming through for the Rockies.

    I wish CHarris would cneck in with us. It has been awhile.

    Barb, I like your choice of a time travel date.

  94. BearSpiritDog
    11:09 pm on April 20th, 2012

    We are calling it a day.
    See youse tomorrow..Bear

  95. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Itchy!….Is closing…snort!…That guy makes me want to scratch all over….wheeze!

  96. Staff
    11:14 pm on April 20th, 2012

    I wish youse guys would stop talking about Michael Cuddyer. Damn it all. We traded him away and I miss him and the team misses him and drat drat drat the Twins are really lousy so far.

    Hopefully all these new youngsters will ‘jell’, but it doesn’t seem to be happening.

    Although they won tonight by one whole run.

    whoopee. snort.

  97. Siber-H
    11:14 pm on April 20th, 2012

    We are turning in also. All the Rockies have to do is keep this one run lead in the bottom of the ninth.

    night all

  98. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Wimps!…What a bunch of Friday night wimps…grunt!

    Staff!…heh!snort!heh!…Your loss is definitely our Gain!…snort!

  99. Barb & Maggie
    11:19 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Siber, A few years ago Barb visited Jefferson’s Monticello and could almost picture herself there. We would love to be able to time travel, well, maybe not after reading that book.

    We have to go now too. See you in the morning. Sweet dreams, all.

  100. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on April 20th, 2012


  101. Staff
    11:29 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Yes Rio, you are right. I am glad that Michael is playing well. He was a good player for us and deserves a good team.

    Goodnight all you quilt dwellers and everyone else.
    Except Liz.
    G’day Liz.

  102. Snowhook Bella
    11:36 pm on April 20th, 2012

    Good nights are being said and I’m just getting home from work. Grump. Hi Rio and anyone else still on the blog.

    To all those under the quilt: Good night and don’t let the smoochers bite.

  103. Snowhook Bella
    12:07 am on April 21st, 2012

    I am a very lucky girl. AJ is taking care of dog chores tonight so I can relax after a very long work week—nothing bad, just busy. I’m sitting down with a bowl of raspberries and whipped cream and a good book. Yum! Night all.

  104. Macy the Min-pin
    1:31 am on April 21st, 2012

    Bella, why are you near the inferior heh-heh? Dam iPaw?

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