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Quoting Cher, "If I could turn back time"

Lucky or unlucky I never had kids, so I didn't have to shelter anyone. When my step son was about 8-10, I couldn't get him or his older brother to go outside when they visited.
My kids go outside and play in the backyard. We are in a cul de sac, so we know all the neighbors. I will watch my younger ones when they ride their bikes out front though.
 

Songbird76

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The United States oldest living World War II veteran, and oldest living man, Richard Overton, passed on December 27th. He passed at 112 yrs., 230 days of age. He was a well-known Austin resident and such a cool guy.
His funeral and interment in the Texas State Cemetery will take place tomorrow.
RIP, and I salute you good sir.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Arvin_Overton
May he be remembered for his service. I obviously didn't know him, but he must have been an incredible guy...to serve in WWII and then go on to 112 years!! Wow...salute indeed!!
 
The United States oldest living World War II veteran, and oldest living man, Richard Overton, passed on December 27th. He passed at 112 yrs., 230 days of age. He was a well-known Austin resident and such a cool guy.
His funeral and interment in the Texas State Cemetery will take place tomorrow.
RIP, and I salute you good sir.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Arvin_Overton
Absolutely incredible!
 

donaldtoo

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Very cool indeed. :cool: For some reason, I was thinking it had a 60s vibe, Las Vegas style -- with the Rat Pack strolling through it! ;)
Hahaaa...!!!
Funny you mention the Rat Pack...
I was so enamored with that hotel during and after our stay (and still am :inlove:) that I looked up some history of the place after our stay. Apparently, they and many other celebs from that era, preferred the “El Trop” when they were in town.
It definitely has a seriously-cool Mid-century vibe...!!! :)
 

donaldtoo

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Yes, totally similar. So that style is mid-century modern. Good to know. I really like it. Plus the colors that they chose are beautiful, vivid, and bright. I am excited to stay there. Maybe you guys try Universal once?
Yes, mid-century modern. I loved his video, but, at one point in one of the rooms he mistakenly refers to the style as Art Deco. There are vague similarities between the two styles, but, they are decidedly different. Art Deco was mostly 20’s-30’s, mid-century modern 50’s-60’s.
Classic late 50’s, early 60’s cars out front also tell the tale of mid-century modern...!!!!! :happy:
Would definitely like to try UNI at some point, but, it’s just not in our near future plans...after the Octobet WDW trip, I just hope I can negotiate another Caribbean cruise...!!!!! :hilarious: ;) :)
 
May he be remembered for his service. I obviously didn't know him, but he must have been an incredible guy...to serve in WWII and then go on to 112 years!! Wow...salute indeed!!
The person in question is incredible, but I used to know a WW II vet who lived an interesting life.

The person in question I used to know was my mom's uncle and he died 2 months after he turned 89 years old. He was not mentioned in wikipedia though. To my younger brother and I, My mom's uncle was our grandfather and a very nice person that I still have great memories of too this day. I called my mom's uncle my grandfather because his younger brother(my grandfather) died of medical of problems at a young age before I was born. I don't want to say how old. My parents used to visit him at his summer home in June when he was in Wisconsin.

My mom's uncle served in the army during WWII for 3 years. He joined the army after he graduated from college. He didn't talk about his service at all though. What made him Interesting is he did a lot of things in his life after the War. He was a dean for 2 colleges and a law professor at 3 colleges with the colleges in 3 different states. He did arbitration cases including for the National Football League. He was appointed to chair of two things, but I don't want go into politics or positions in a state or local government level. I am willing to say that he was the first of the two chair positions was one that involved stuff that were key issues in the 1960s on a local level in a city that he was a dean at the time.
 
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donaldtoo

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15 seconds is the norm for me, initially. However, I wake up at night to use the facilities and it takes me much longer to get back to sleep again. Sometimes up to 10 minutes. It's about the only thing I can do with any degree of expertise.
Oh my!
Out like a light in 15 seconds, and then off to la la land again within 10 mins. after middle-of-the-night weeweeville, I can only imagine...somehow, I’m older than you are...!!!!!!! :hilarious: ;) :)
 

donaldtoo

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Well, maybe it's morbid, but I've looked a couple of times for obits in her area....her husband's is there, but not one for her....but remember she moved to a smaller home and was having trouble with internet, and her husband was her internet guy...it could be as simple as never having got it set up. I'm hopeful that she'll come back.
I looked for obits (Googled any name I could think of 57 ways ‘til Sunday) a while back too, and found nothing, but, she was such a regular contributor here that, I believe, there is no way she couldn’t have found a way to communicate with us unless something so disabling, or life-ending would have occurred.
I hate even writing that part, but...reality can just plain suck.
I miss her beautiful heart and soul, and indomitable spirit, and sense of humor on a daily basis.
Such a beyond beautiful spirit, and I miss her dearly...
 

Songbird76

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The person in question is incredible, but I used to know a WW II vet who lived an interesting life.

The person in question I used to know was my mom's uncle and he died 2 months after he turned 89 years old. He was not mentioned in wikipedia though. To my younger brother and I, My mom's uncle was our grandfather and a very nice person that I still have great memories of too this day. I called my mom's uncle my grandfather because his younger brother(my grandfather) died of medical of problems at a young age before I was born. I don't want to say how old. My parents used to visit him at his summer home in June when he was in Wisconsin.

My mom's uncle served in the army during WWII for 3 years. He joined the army after he graduated from college. He didn't talk about his service at all though. What made him Interesting is he did a lot of things in his life after the War. He was a dean for 2 colleges and a law professor at 3 colleges with the colleges in 3 different states. He did arbitration cases including for the National Football League. He was appointed to chair of two things, but I don't want go into politics or positions in a state or local government level. I am willing to say that he was the first of the two chair positions was one that involved stuff that were key issues in the 1960s on a local level in a city that he was a dean at the time.
Yeah, there are a lot of really interesting people. My uncle (mom's brother) served in WWII in the battle of the bulge. Somewhere along the line, we THINK at the bulge, he was shot, but he survived. We don't really know for sure where he was or anything because he never talked about the war at all. And he came home with PTSD and his doctor told my grandmother to get him a dog...dogs were good for calming and the care of another living thing gave them something to focus on. He always always had a dog after that. He wasn't "interesting" as far as doing great things when he got home, but just that he survived...what he saw and lived through....and he was always kind.
 

Songbird76

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I looked for obits (Googled any name I could think of 57 ways ‘til Sunday) a while back too, and found nothing, but, she was such a regular contributor here that, I believe, there is no way she couldn’t have found a way to communicate with us unless something so disabling, or life-ending would have occurred.
I hate even writing that part, but...reality can just plain suck.
I miss her beautiful heart and soul, and indomitable spirit, and sense of humor on a daily basis.
Such a beyond beautiful spirit, and I miss her dearly...
Me too....I miss her so much. I've thought about writing to her daughter, but I don't want to intrude or seem stalkerish. Betty's husband't obituary is online and it mentions their daughter's name, and I remember Betty saying her daughter ran a Disney fan website, so I'm sure we could find her, but I don't know if she'd want to hear from us.
 
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