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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. M watching  (ok, I watched, since the game just ended) the Giants and Nationals game.   Second game of a double header.   It really tweaks my mind hearing the 8th inning be called an extra inning.  


    They need to go back to games being 9 innings and drop the man on 2nd to start extra innings. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    I saw a lady smack her kid in the grocery store for screaming and grabbing stuff! I said Good for you! She gave me the dirtiest look I've ever seen!:lol:



    I've said to kids that weren't listening to their moms, "Kid, don't make her get out the duct tape."

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  3. I find it interesting, finding who went where when.  Then trying to figure out why.  For example,  some of my kin went from VA to the Carolinas in the late 1770s,  then back to the same county in VA in the 1780s. Early version of draft dodgers, maybe?  Then in the 1820s some of their kids moved to KY.   My dad was  born there in 1921.  I  never found out how Dad met Mom, who was from Carbon County PA.  He also never mentioned why he decided to stay in CA after he got out of the Corps in 1947 rather than going back to KY or PA. 

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  4. If I'm talking about myself I only use "ancestor" when talking about direct lineage.  But, talking about society, I will say "Our ancestors weren't stupid."  or "Our ancestors were pretty smart, look at what they were able to build and how long it has lasted."

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  5. Some of my Dad's people came over the 2nd or 3rd boat after the Mayflower.  Some in the early 1720s. Nothing special in my ancestry other than one Great Grandfather survived Camp Douglas, and a Great Uncle was killed by a racoon while out hunting said racoon. Had it treed, it jumped onto a dead branch which broke, hit him in the head.  DRT.

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  6. 13 minutes ago, John Kloehr said:

    I wish they would stop focusing on the tool and focus on the evil intent behind it.


    "For men of understanding do not say that the sword is to blame for murder, nor wine for drunkenness, nor strength for outrage, nor courage for foolhardiness, but they lay the blame on those who make an improper use of the gifts which have been bestowed upon them by God, and punish them accordingly. " St. John Chrysostom, On The Priesthood (Book III)

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    Area Code 833 History:

    Area code 833 was officially put into service. With toll free numbers the charges are paid for by the party who is called instead of the caller. Although area code 833 is not assigned to a geographical area or time zone, calls to any toll free number may be restricted by the customer. 


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