donkoenig wrote:Funny, "deck" didn't slow me down a bit.
Well, Don, I owe you. Could not understand your post, so.....I have just spent a wonderful time (I am a slow reader) going over all the posts under this thread. I thought I had missed a story in JESUS OUT TO SEA in the reference to 'deck.' Started smoking in the 50's; quit in the 70's, but never heard a pack referred to as a deck. Maybe it is because I am a Yankee?
Be that as it may, I have just read some wonderfully informative posts by members I have not read before, and those I still miss, like Poo-Yie. Pamala, you have to lure him back; his absence is interfering with my education--and probably that of others. Pax vobiscum et cum spiritu tuo. I was never told that as a girl I was dirty, just that the bible (read Church) did not wish girls to be on the altar, so the nuns had me help them train the altar boys. Kept my Latin in the forefront, clearly nothing else.
If the story of Katrina is possible to be any sadder, I have a friend with a PhD in education who had two heart attacks, whose dog died of cancer from living in a Fema trailer, and who knows that money from the ROAD HOME program never got disbursed correctly, who knows that some major traffic lights are STILL not fixed four years' later, and who could not move back into her 19th century shotgun home in the 9th ward until 2008, so I can attest through her evidence that the results are not ended. Keep writing, JLB.
Ro No Marilyn