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  1. marypat57

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    There's always drama in the choir! As a 24 year member of my choir, I can certainly attest to that. My favorite choir quote is "When you sing, you're only giving back the voice God gave to you--whether He wants it back or not".
  2. marypat57

    S12.E14: The Meteorite Manifestation

    After watching the series finale of HIMYM, I vowed never to watch another episode. It was awful. If I remember, didn't the last season all take place during the same weekend?
  3. Coowgirl--I totally understand aboug the pixie haircut. It was my standard haircut until my college years. I had a very dear friend who had the most beautiful hair--she could wesr it in ringlets or beautiful ponytails. When I begged my mother for ponytails like my friend, she pointed out that my hair was fine and straight and did not hold a curl. I have not-so-fond memories of pincurls, home permanents and pink plastic rollers. I went through a curly perm stage in my late 20s and finally gave up and embraced my natural straightess. I went back to short hair for a while, but now I am very happy with my shoulder length hair. I drag out my new 'tulip' curling iron occaisionally to change the look.
  4. marypat57

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    I taught in NYC schools for just over 27 years. Closing schools is a BIG deal, because they hardly ever do. I remember one bad snowstorm in 1994 where only 300 of our nearly 1400 students showed up. School was still open. When I retired a few years ago, I tried to figure out how many days schools were closed my time. I think that it was fewer than 20. Eight of those days were 4 days just after 9/11 and 4 days due tto hurricane Sandy . One day was for a hurricane that never came. Most of the NYC elementary and middle school were within walking distance of student homes (at least where I taught in Brooklyn), so there were no buses to worry about. I would imagine that attendance was somewhat lower than average these past few days.
  5. marypat57

    Meet the Parents: Gil and Kelly Jo Bates

    Don't the Bates live in Tennessee?
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    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    In NYC, they don't even close the schools unless there's at least 2 feet of snow, and sometimes not even then. If the subways are running, school is open. The schools did close for 5 days for hurricane Sandy and for a few days after 9/11.
  7. marypat57

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    I am the oldest of 8. I was the first grandchild on one side of the family, and the first girl on the other side. Naturally, there are more baby pics of me than of my siblings. I don't remember my parents taking still pictures, but my mom's sister took lots of pictures of us. Unfortunately, she passed away when my next to youngest sibling was about 16 months old. My folks were more into those 8mm home movies. My youngest brother has the hospital baby picture, and a few snapshots at a family picnic when he was about 3 months old. There may be a photo of him in his christening dress the following Easter (he was baptized at birth), but not too many others until the rest of us got cameras..
  8. marypat57

    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah and Jason

    To me it looks like "with God, all things....". I would guess that the whole thing is "with God, all things are possible". It looks like someone was trying to turn a pair of jeans into a skirt. Didn't Jana do that when she joined the local fire dept? If my memory seves me correctly, they ordrred the uniform pants and then had to turn them into skirts. T
  9. marypat57

    S01.E09: The Love List

    My mother always told us whenever a dr offered a pain relief prescription, that we should always get it filled. "You can never tell if you might need it for a toothache or headache". She was particularly fond of the codeine cough syrup. I don't think she ever discarded unused prescription medicine.
  10. My first name was the top baby girl name in my birth year and my middle name was the 4th choice. Going to a Catholic high school, there was naturally a high percentage of Marys. In the group of my close high school friends, 6 out of the 7 of us were named Mary in some form (Mary Ann, Mary Lou, etc.). The one girl not name Mary was named Barbara. We often called her un-Mary or just Un for short.
  11. marypat57

    Gimme That Old Time Religion

    I am a Eucharistic minister (assisting the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus) at my church. It all depends on the priest's 'pour'. Sometimes they overestimate, and you're left with wine after all the communicants have received. Sometimes all the wine has been consumed when you're halfway through the line. It's also interesting to note the different varieties of wine used. One of the neighboring parishes uses a wine that I find overly sweet, while my parish uses a drier kind.
  12. marypat57

    All Episodes talk - OLTL

    Re: Meredith Lord Wolek's bio father If my memory serves me correctly, Meredith's bio father was someone Eugenia had an affair with by the name of Tom Edwards. Victor and Eugenia had an arguement when Victor discovered the affair and accidentally(?) pushed her down the stairs. Eugenia died as a result of the fall, and Meredith was bornnprematurely. Viki as a 5 yr old, witnessed the whole thing.
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    Outside Llanview- The Cast in Other Roles

    Tonight I saw Jessica Tuck on an episode of Blackish..
  14. A little off topic, but since Mae West was mentioned........ In the early years of the 20th century, Mae West was a student at the elementary school I taught at in Broolyn. Someone actually stole her "permanent record card". It would have been fun to have a peek at her grades....
  15. marypat57

    S11.E12: AWOL

    I took a trip to visit my brother in DC pretty soon after it opened in 2004. We took an afternoon to go monument hopping. I particularly wanted to go to the WWII memorial. My dad was a vet who served in the Army, in Europe as a paratrooper, and in Japan during the occupation. It was a very emotional experience. A quick review of the NY State framework for grade 11, shows instruction up to and including the end of the Cold War. The 12th grade curriculum includes vivics, economics and social topics.