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Much as I despise cliches, will invoke better to light one small candle than to curse the dark.
And, much as I dislike dredging up the past, how did America survive, prosper, win wars, invent fantastic machines, produce reknowned authors, musicians and athletes without the plethora of cheap junk flooding our marketplace?
And, much as I like the dollar stores I feel certain that many shoppers wander in aimlessly, just to see what they can buy for a dollar. They don't purchase something because they need it; they buy the item because IT IS THERE.
You're absolutely right, Dingo Mike. But, lest we forget, pie in the sky and wishful thinking produced a lunar landing and a heart transplant. Somebody's got to dream.
Great photo gallery. Thanks, Hannah.
Just a guy: Sandhills Pride was mentioned in a story I wrote about Rev. Brent Bissette and the Congregational Church of PInehurst, published the The Pilot on April 28
Amidst the horror, some human/humorous notes: CNN's Deborah Fayrick, usually quite calm and controlled, losing her cool and yelling at cameranman...run, run. follow me. Something's happening. Nothing much was. Then, when a police officer beckoned the reporters...they dashed over, only to receive the news that Port-a-Pottys and bottled water were on their way. Somebody MUST tell Wolf Blitzer to shelve the dramatic prophesies. He reminds me of a mosquito on a hot night, when you're trying to sleep.
And how bout the New York tabloid that altered a front-page photo, draping a pants over a shattered leg? Blame technology out of control. At least, most coverage was commercial-free.
Get it from Netflix; they have one month free trial. The DVDs they send out are different; some have subtitles and features like cast interviews, some don't. You can cancel, no questions asked. However, more I think about it, maybe PBS showed this "extra" after one of the episodes. You can also call UNC TV, ask them if they know, or if they will have a marathon weekend before the new season.
Sorry...I don't remember. Was a while ago, on a Netflix DVD, I think. Very interesting...maybe you could Google Call the Midwives interviews with actors. Quite a shock to see the nuns out of "habit"
Glad you enjoyed. Did you see the season finale...A Christmas Special? I don't remember PBS showing it, but I purchased streaming on Amazon.com
Also saw the cast members interviewed. They spoke of how the tiniest details -- even the fabrics clothese are made of, the food served at the convent, undergarmenst, lipstick -- are authenticated.
And, of course, how people smoked around babies. The actress who plays Chummy is a famous British stand-up comic. Not hard to imagine that. The episode about the brother and sister who survived the workhouse to become a devoted "couple" was especially moving, despite the shocking implication.
I'd never buy a white car. They remind me of beloved ice cream trucks...the only vehicles deserving the color. Add a jingling bell, a friendly Good Humor Man wearing a change-maker on his big black belt, give me a raspberry I-Stix and I'm in heaven. In fact, when my grandson was little, I paid almost $30 for a die-cast replica...but decided to keep it for myself.
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