Random Thoughts 15: Crystal Clear 2021 Edition

VeloClone

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Except I didn’t see anything except ESPN app replays. Maybe that’s the good luck charm for away games.
Couldn't watch either but we listened on the Cyclone app on the drive down to Iowa. I don't mind CW, he has great enthusiasm, but Mrs. Velo was ready to reach through the radio and wring his neck if he said, "the former Hawkeye," one more time when referring to Nunge.
 

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Couldn't watch either but we listened on the Cyclone app on the drive down to Iowa. I don't mind CW, he has great enthusiasm, but Mrs. Velo was ready to reach through the radio and wring his neck if he said, "the former Hawkeye," one more time when referring to Nunge.
If you want to watch the game, there's a link to a vid of it. I can't remember if it was in the game thread or the Fran Fraschilla thread, but it was posted in the last 12 hours so a quick scroll back through them should locate it pretty quickly. You'll see what I mean about Nunge's supercilious resting ***** face.
 
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Sounds like the perfect excuse to celebrate twice...

;) :p :D:cool:
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Nearly 30 year tradition. The kids went to their other parents on Thursday, then we all gathered at our place on Saturday. Lew & I would spend Thursday at our church, serving a community wide Thanksgiving dinner. Those were the days when I would bake 15 or so pies on Wednesday for the community dinner, then 6-8 more on Friday for the Saturday family dinner. My poor old thumbs just can't take that much rolling out of pie dough any more, so I'm down to just baking for the family now, and they're so scattered that we don't have the 20-25 for dinner any more so I only have to make 4 or 5 pies.
And before you suggest it, when Lew moved into my house waaaaay back when, I made him throw out the frozen pie crust he had. I wouldn't even allow it in my house. I despise fake crusts. Yes, I'm an elitist when it comes to pie crust. ;)
 
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Nearly 30 year tradition. The kids went to their other parents on Thursday, then we all gathered at our place on Saturday. Lew & I would spend Thursday at our church, serving a community wide Thanksgiving dinner. Those were the days when I would bake 15 or so pies on Wednesday for the community dinner, then 6-8 more on Friday for the Saturday family dinner. My poor old thumbs just can't take that much rolling out of pie dough any more, so I'm down to just baking for the family now, and they're so scattered that we don't have the 20-25 for dinner any more so I only have to make 4 or 5 pies.
And before you suggest it, when Lew moved into my house waaaaay back when, I made him throw out the frozen pie crust he had. I wouldn't even allow it in my house. I despise fake crusts. Yes, I'm an elitist when it comes to pie crust. ;)
Lard pie crusts for the win.
 

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A cardinal and I have been watching a couple 'pole assassins' empty the bird feeders. My mom even put pumpkins out for them to eat, they ignore them.
 

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Been awhile since coming in. I missed a few birthday posts.

A few in here are friends on Facebook and may have seen my post. For those that aren't this day is far from a happy day for myself. It was a year ago today I lost my grandma to covid. Not sure this holiday will ever be a happy one ever again.
It doesn’t have to happy to be special.
 
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Been awhile since coming in. I missed a few birthday posts.

A few in here are friends on Facebook and may have seen my post. For those that aren't this day is far from a happy day for myself. It was a year ago today I lost my grandma to covid. Not sure this holiday will ever be a happy one ever again.
You may not remember me mentioning this before, but my mother died just a few days after Thanksgiving. I gather my memories of her every year around this time, and hold them close. She taught me to make a pie crust, to make cornbread pecan stuffing, how to baste and roast a turkey, and most importantly...how to make smooth gravy from the drippings.
You will always miss your grandmother, Rulzzz. But try to remember the specialness of the Thanksgivings you had with her instead of regretting the ones you will no longer have. I'm sure that's what she would want you to do.

Blessings to you, friend.
 
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My mom proved her determination even after she passed. Received a phone call yesterday from a county person. About 15 years ago we were having issues due to the DNR buying a farm near us and cutting tile. It backed water up into one of our fields. The DNR, NRCS and county were out there pointing fingers at each other but nobody would do anything.

This guy said he will be out next week to work on this issue due to a request placed a year or so ago by my mom (she passed 10/2019). So either her ghost placed it or it is from 10+ years ago. Well, will need to swing by her grave and let her know she did win.
 

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Been awhile since coming in. I missed a few birthday posts.

A few in here are friends on Facebook and may have seen my post. For those that aren't this day is far from a happy day for myself. It was a year ago today I lost my grandma to covid. Not sure this holiday will ever be a happy one ever again.
My grandpa died on my moms birthday in 2012. I make sure I don’t post or say anything on that day. Always do it the few days after, that might help you in the grieving process?
 
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Been awhile since coming in. I missed a few birthday posts.

A few in here are friends on Facebook and may have seen my post. For those that aren't this day is far from a happy day for myself. It was a year ago today I lost my grandma to covid. Not sure this holiday will ever be a happy one ever again.
Think what she would want for you. My dad died the day before his grand daughter was going to Europe. We told her he would want her to go and enjoy herself.
 

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Wow just had a package delivered before 10am. Mail lady had a nice, newer Chrysler van, instead of her usual Buick LeSabre, so she must be doing packages instead of regular mail today.
 

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