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Hi
Edie,




I
finished
L.A. OUTLAWS
and
it
was
a
pretty
good
book.




I'm
now
reading
DISTURBING
THE
DEAD
by
Sandra
Parshall. The
lead
character
is
a
Melungeon. I
wouldn't
be
surprised
if
most
people
haven't
heard
of
Melungeons. I
hadn't
until
I
picked
up
this
book. I
researched
it
on
Google
and
they
have
a
lot
on
the
subject. They
are
a
tri-racial
isolates
that
are
part
African
American, European,
and
American
Indian. They're
mainly
in
southwest
VA, eastern
TN, and
eastern
KY. In
the
appalachian
mountains
area
.  
That's
exactly
the
area
in
which
I
was
raised. I
actually
think
that
I
knew
some
of
them
but
we
just
thought
that
they
were
part
black
and
part
white. Very
interesting
to
me.




They
were
discriminated
against
just
like
the
blacks
were. I
think
this
is
going
to
be
a
good
mystery
story. I
know
I'll
like
it
because
I
know
the
area
so
well. It's
like
you
and
the
N.Y. story
that
you're
reading.


 



Still
no
MERCY
FALLS.........SPINNER




Spinner,




Another
try
today
to
reply
here... It'll
be
short.




That
is
interesting
information
about
the
Melungeons. I
spent
most
of
my
early
childhood
in
West
Virginia
living
along
the
WV
border
with
KentuckyI
had
never
heard
of
this
group
of
people.




How
did
you
find
the
book

Disturbing
the
Dead

by
Sandra
Parshall?




Better
close
before
the
squares
come.




-Edie

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I
live
in
a
little
upstate
New
York
town
which
has
no
bus
or
train
connections
to
anywhereIf
we
want
to
catch
a
train, we
have
to
drive
2
hours
to
SyracuseAnd
our
bus
connections
are
so
bad
we
have
to
change
busses
several
times
to
get
anywhereConsequently, we
fly
everywhere.



I
try
to
visit
my
daughter
in
Arkansas
a
few
times
a
yearI'm
going
down
in
May
for
her
wedding
and
the
cost
is
over $600Luckily, I
got
a $200
tax
return, will
hopefully
get
a $300
tax
rebate
and $100
from
serving
on
the
jury
last
monthThat
should
cover
it.



I
found
out
over
the
weekend
that
my
son
and
his
family
will
most
likely
be
moving
to
Dallas
this
yearThen
my
trips
south
will
be
hugeBentonville
to
visit
my
daughter
and
her
two
daughters, Dallas
to
visit
my
son
and
his
four
children
and
Salina, KS
to
visit
my
mother-in-lawI'll
be
gone
for
months
at
a
timeGood
thing
I'm
retired!



Nancy




Nancy,




I've
had
ZERO
luck
trying
to
post
here
today. I'll
make
this
very
short



 I
just
wanted
to
butt
in
here
and

mention


that
I've
been
to
your
neck
of
the
woods
many
timesMy
sister
Evie (Evelyn)
taught
school
in
Oswego
for
many
yearsBefore
she
moved
there, she
was
a
Franciscan
nun
for
18
yearsAfter
she
left
the
convent, she
took
a
job
teaching
in
Oswego, met
a
nice
guy, and
they
would
have
been
married
25
years
in
April, 2002, but
she
had
breast
cancer
and
died
right
after
Christmas, 2001Those
are
harsh
winters
up
there!






-Edie


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Erla, I
used
to
listen
to
books
on
tape
during
my
commute
to
workI
had
a
30-minute
drive
each
way
and
managed
to
listen
to
several
John
Grisham
novels
that
wayBut
I
was
alone, so
I
could
listen
without
disturbing
anyone.



Now
that
I'm
retired, I've
never
thought
of
listening
to
a
bookFirst,
I
don't
own
an
MP3
player
and
I
don't
know
if
books
are
out
on
CDsBut
I
much
prefer
holding
a
book
while
I'm
reading
itThat's
why
I
don't
think
e-books
or
Amazon's
Kindle
will
ever
be
successfulBut
I
could
be
wrong.




Five
People
You
Meet
in
Heaven

was
one
of
my
all
time
favorite
booksI
had
to
buy
it
for
my
skimpy
library
so
I
could
read
it
again
and
againI
also
loved

Atlas
Shrugged
.



I
love
reading
before
I
go
to
sleep, but
at
that
time
of
the
day, the
only
thing
I
could
retain
are
the
stories
in
a
Reader's
Digest!



Nancy



Hi
NancyYes,
a
long
car
ride
and
a
book
on
tape
is
wonderfulMy
husband
was
not
a
readerso  he
loved
the
books
on
tapeGarrison
Keillor
and
the
Lake
Woebegon
series
was
his
favoriteWore
out
several
of
the
most
favorite
tapesWe
would
buy
or
rent
a
book
on
tape
that
would
last
as
long
as
the
driveCan't
listen
to
it
going
through
towns
or
lots
of
traffic, but
wonderful
in
the
wide
open
spacesThe
trip
became
significantly
shorter
with
the
tapes
playingOf
course, the
tape
player
in
the
car
had
to
be
working.



I
like
the
spoken
wordI
use
it
to
distract
me
from
the
duration
of
the physical task  I
am
doingI
have
fibromyalgia
among
other
problems
and
everything
is
an
effortTakes
my
mind
off
of
the
task
I
am
doing, again
the
task
goes
fasterI
have
a
lot
of
projects
I
need
to
tackle
now
that
I
have
retired
againAnd,
helps
should
I
decide
to
start
walking
againAgain,
distraction
as
far
as
distance
I
cover.    Never
have
been
much
of
a
walker, so
again
have
to
force
myself
into
itStill
waiting
for
springThere
is
still
a
lot
of
snowToday,
it
will
be
50
degrees
or
soA
few
more
weeks
and
it
should
be
a
little
warmer



Yes, the
books
are
out
on
CDThe
library
has
quite  a
collectionMy
son
showed
me
how
to
download
them  on
the
computer, next
step
he
has
to
walk
me
thru
the
download
to
the
mp3
playerI
tried
yesterday, but 
I
am
afraid
to
screw
up
my
computer (or
mp3
player) so
I
will
hit
him
up
for
help. Erla


 


 


 

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Spinner,




I
was
just
down
again
this
morning
by
a
little
square
here
while
posting
another
reply
in
another
thread, if
that's
what
they
still
call
them.   The
person
I
was
replying
to
said
I
shouldn' be
getting
these
squares
hereHa!
As
soon
as
I
made
a
reply
about
the
square, one
showed
up
and
I
was
shut
downI
just
noticed
that
I
forgot
to
add
a "t"
to
shouldn' above
but
I'm
not
going
to
correct
it
because
this
software
AARP
is
sticking
us
with
does
not
tolerate
such
interventionsI
have
noticed
this
more
than
once
in
my
postings.




Hmmm. I
guess
your
library's

Mercy
Falls

is "without
mercy".





-Edie





Hi
Edie,




I
finished
L.A. OUTLAWS
and
it
was
a
pretty
good
book.




I'm
now
reading
DISTURBING
THE
DEAD
by
Sandra
Parshall. The
lead
character
is
a
Melungeon. I
wouldn't
be
surprised
if
most
people
haven't
heard
of
Melungeons. I
hadn't
until
I
picked
up
this
book. I
researched
it
on
Google
and
they
have
a
lot
on
the
subject. They
are
a
tri-racial
isolates
that
are
part
African
American, European,
and
American
Indian. They're
mainly
in
southwest
VA, eastern
TN, and
eastern
KY. In
the
appalachian
mountains
area
.  
That's
exactly
the
area
in
which
I
was
raised. I
actually
think
that
I
knew
some
of
them
but
we
just
thought
that
they
were
part
black
and
part
white. Very
interesting
to
me.




They
were
discriminated
against
just
like
the
blacks
were. I
think
this
is
going
to
be
a
good
mystery
story. I
know
I'll
like
it
because
I
know
the
area
so
well. It's
like
you
and
the
N.Y. story
that
you're
reading.


 



Still
no
MERCY
FALLS.........SPINNER

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My
computer
is
functioning
againMy
son, my
son, had
to
clean
it
up.  Too
many
security
functions
chiming
in
at
the
same
time
and
it
kept
freezingI
have
a
bad
habit
of
trying
new
programsNo
one
to
cry
for
a
quick
help (like
it
was
at
work).  It
is
back
and
plugged
in
and
working!!!!  I
did
get
a
little
lecture
that
came
with
the
return
of
tower.




I'm
still
trying
to
figure
out
how
this
site
works, so
you
will
have
to
bear
with
meBook
wise, I
usually
read
before
bed, or
during
TV
commercials, 20
minutes
in
an
hour
programIf
the
paperback
is
close
to
the
end, I
usually
finish
it
in
the
recliner




I
have
a
book
on
tape
in
the
car
I
am
trying
to
listen
toMy
fellow
travelers
do
not
appreciate
the
spoken
word, so
lately
I
am
not
making
too
much
progress.  "The
Five
People
You
Meet
in
Heaven" (had
to
Google
to
get


the
correct
title).  I
have "The
Secret" that
I
am
going
to
put
on
my
MP3
so
I
can
listen
to
that
while
I
do
some
kind
of
project.




Erla


 



Erla, I
used
to
listen
to
books
on
tape
during
my
commute
to
workI
had
a
30-minute
drive
each
way
and
managed
to
listen
to
several
John
Grisham
novels
that
wayBut
I
was
alone, so
I
could
listen
without
disturbing
anyone.



Now
that
I'm
retired, I've
never
thought
of
listening
to
a
bookFirst,
I
don't
own
an
MP3
player
and
I
don't
know
if
books
are
out
on
CDsBut
I
much
prefer
holding
a
book
while
I'm
reading
itThat's
why
I
don't
think
e-books
or
Amazon's
Kindle
will
ever
be
successfulBut
I
could
be
wrong.




Five
People
You
Meet
in
Heaven

was
one
of
my
all
time
favorite
booksI
had
to
buy
it
for
my
skimpy
library
so
I
could
read
it
again
and
againI
also
loved

Atlas
Shrugged
.



I
love
reading
before
I
go
to
sleep, but
at
that
time
of
the
day, the
only
thing
I
could
retain
are
the
stories
in
a
Reader's
Digest!



Nancy

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I
like
paperbacks
if
I
have
to
carry
a
book
on
a
bus
but
when
I'm
sitting
on
the
couch
I
find
it
easier
to
have
a
hardcover
bookThe
print
is
generally
larger
in
a
hardcover
and
that
makes
it
an
easier
read



Nice to know that you found a good series to help you
get through your convalescence.  Hope you are able to find some
more good suggestions here.



Janese




My
computer
is
functioning
againMy
son, my
son, had
to
clean
it
up.  Too
many
security
functions
chiming
in
at
the
same
time
and
it
kept
freezingI
have
a
bad
habit
of
trying
new
programsNo
one
to
cry
for
a
quick
help (like
it
was
at
work).  It
is
back
and
plugged
in
and
working!!!!  I
did
get
a
little
lecture
that
came
with
the
return
of
tower.




I'm
still
trying
to
figure
out
how
this
site
works, so
you
will
have
to
bear
with
meBook
wise, I
usually
read
before
bed, or
during
TV
commercials, 20
minutes
in
an
hour
programIf
the
paperback
is
close
to
the
end, I
usually
finish
it
in
the
recliner




I
have
a
book
on
tape
in
the
car
I
am
trying
to
listen
toMy
fellow
travelers
do
not
appreciate
the
spoken
word, so
lately
I
am
not
making
too
much
progress.  "The
Five
People
You
Meet
in
Heaven" (had
to
Google
to
get


the
correct
title).  I
have "The
Secret" that
I
am
going
to
put
on
my
MP3
so
I
can
listen
to
that
while
I
do
some
kind
of
project.




Erla


 

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In
case
anyone
looks
at
my
profile
for
more
information
about
me, I've
deleted
everything - everywhereLast
night
I
googled
my
name "aberlaine" and
found
me
all
over
the
InternetAnd
I
though
these
sites
were
privateFrom
now
on, I'm
going
to
use
the
word "dahlia" as
my
nicknameThat
way
if
anyone
wants
to
look
me
up, they'll
have
to
wade
through
a
million
sites
about
flowers!



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




Seems
nothing
is
safe
on
the
internet
todayI
tried
putting
your
name
in
and
came
up
with
all
the
sites
you've
joinedI
tried
it
with
my
name
bonjovi
and
it
brought
up
several
sites
for
the
band
and
I
didn't
continue
wading
through
all
of
them
to
find
me
but
if
you
put
bonjovi
aarp
then
you
will
find
meI
put
littlemite
in
and
even
found
all
the
postings
in
the
thread "for
all
my
frustrations" including
a
conversation
that
she
and
I
had
with
our
first
names
usedYesterday
I
went
to
white
pages
and
typed
in
a
friend's
name
and
got
his
addressIf
you
put
the
address
in
you
can
see
his
house
with
the
car
in
the
drivewayI
once
answered
a
question
in
the
newspaper
and
also
had
a
story
in
the
paper
which
contained
my
photoIf
you
put
my
name
in
google
you
will
come
up
with
those
articlesThat's
the
world
of
today
and
it
seems
nothing
is
private
so
if
you
don't
want
something
known
than
we
can't
put
it
out
thereAs
they
use
to
say
on
the
old
tv
show
HILL
STREET
BLUES, "Be
careful
out
there."




Janese

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Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese



In
case
anyone
looks
at
my
profile
for
more
information
about
me, I've
deleted
everything - everywhereLast
night
I
googled
my
name "aberlaine" and
found
me
all
over
the
InternetAnd
I
though
these
sites
were
privateFrom
now
on, I'm
going
to
use
the
word "dahlia" as
my
nicknameThat
way
if
anyone
wants
to
look
me
up, they'll
have
to
wade
through
a
million
sites
about
flowers!



Nancy

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Hi
Edie,



Your bus fares sound great.  It costs $2.00 to
ride a bus here one way.  I'm not sure what the senior rate is
as I don't qualify for that yet.  You have to be 65.  We
have one of the highest bus fares in the nation.  Have you ever
gone from Boston to NY?  I would love to visit Boston.  My
husband and I love historical places and I know there is a lot of
history there.  A friend of mine was serving on the USS
Constitution and he sent me some photos.  Do you think it would
be expensive to come to Boston?  I haven't checked in to hotel
fares yet.  I'm not sure if we'd fly or drive.  If we fly
anywhere we would probably rent a car.  The thing is that gets
expensive when you have air fare, car rental and hotel plus the
costs of any sightseeing.  Not sure yet if we're even going to
go anywhere the way things keep going up in price.  Gas is
$3.32 a gallon here.  What is it by you?  Food and paper
products continue to rise.  I'm glad I'm still able to get my
books for $1.00 each.



"City of Light" sounds like a great
book.  I need to find a good book in my stash and settle down
with it.  These short stories just aren't working for me. 
No real depth to them.



Have a great week.



Janese



I
live
in
a
little
upstate
New
York
town
which
has
no
bus
or
train
connections
to
anywhereIf
we
want
to
catch
a
train, we
have
to
drive
2
hours
to
SyracuseAnd
our
bus
connections
are
so
bad
we
have
to
change
busses
several
times
to
get
anywhereConsequently, we
fly
everywhere.



I
try
to
visit
my
daughter
in
Arkansas
a
few
times
a
yearI'm
going
down
in
May
for
her
wedding
and
the
cost
is
over $600Luckily, I
got
a $200
tax
return, will
hopefully
get
a $300
tax
rebate
and $100
from
serving
on
the
jury
last
monthThat
should
cover
it.



I
found
out
over
the
weekend
that
my
son
and
his
family
will
most
likely
be
moving
to
Dallas
this
yearThen
my
trips
south
will
be
hugeBentonville
to
visit
my
daughter
and
her
two
daughters, Dallas
to
visit
my
son
and
his
four
children
and
Salina, KS
to
visit
my
mother-in-lawI'll
be
gone
for
months
at
a
timeGood
thing
I'm
retired!



Nancy

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Janese,




Boston
is
an
expensive
place. Our
gas
is
up
to $3.25
a
gal. But
what
can
I
sayBoston
is
Heaven
on
earthLOL




Through
the
years, I've
gone
to
NYC
by
bus, plane, car, and
train (Amtrak).  As
far
as
I'm
concerned, Amtrak
is
the
best
way
to
go
to
NYCThis
train
connects
to
our
public
transportation
system
at
South
Station
in
the
heart
of
Boston.




Ha! The
senior
fare
here
begins
at
age
60
and
visitors
can
apply.




Better
close
before
I'm
cut
off.





-Edie





Hi
Edie,




Boston
isn't
as
bad
as
you
might
thinkOur
gas
is
also $3.25
a
gallonPlus
don't
forget
our
bus
fares
are $2.00
I
can't
apply
for
your
senior
fare
quite
yetI'll
be
59
this
yearYour
rates
for
buses
are
still
pretty
cheap
compared
with
oursI
think
it
would
be
great
to
see
Boston
and
NYC
at
least
once
in
my
lifeWell,
we'll
just
have
to
see
if
we
can
afford
it
or
notEverything
is
going
up
in
price
so
we
may
not
be
able
to
take
a
vacation
this
year
or
if
we
do
it
might
be
a
short
one.




Sorry
to
hear
that
you
are
having
so
many
problems
on
the
siteMy
typing
is
rather
slow
right
nowMaybe
it
has
something
to
do
with
the
changes
that
are
going
to
happen
this
weekI
sure
hope
they
fix
something
soonPeople
are
really
getting
fed
up.




Well, I
can't
take
this
slow
typing
and
yellow
fever
so
I'll
close
for
now.




Happy
reading.




Janese

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