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When I was a kid my German grandparents lived across the street. My mom wouldn't let us play outside during the summer afternoon - too hot here in Houston, so we usually went to visit Oma and Opa. Opa usually had us sit down at the table and play one of a multitude of card games with him, usually something that was a variation of pinochle, but required one to figure and announce the score fast in order to get any points. He was tricky - we all were excellent in arithmetic after playing with him.
In the meantime, Oma always had some pastries and kuchen ready for the grandkids. She grew up working in a delictassen and bakery her parents owned in eastern Germany. We were spoiled, that's for sure.
Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories of times that are forever gone.
CQ de W5ALT
Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
So I spent most of the day over on the other side of town, spelunking in some caverns. I fully expected to get caught in stop-n-go traffic due to some high speed chase going on with a bunch of cops chasing a Ford....
But, sorry to say that I saw no sign of the JSOP Pimpstang.
Why is common sense not common?
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level where they are an expert.
Sometimes it takes a lot of work to be lazy
Please stand in front of my pistol, smile and wait for the flash - JSOP 2012
The story goes that a fire broke out in a house in which a man was fast asleep. They tried to carry him out through the window. No way. They tried to carry him out through the door. No way. He was just too huge and heavy. They were pretty desperate till someone suggested: "Wake him up, and then he'll get out by himself."
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. I also do prefer the other European news because I can't even find solace in the Greek news anymore. In fact the last elections results are very grim as to 21 new MP belonging to a certain (excuse me Goodwin) Neo-Nazi party.
“The city’s central computer told you? R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!”
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