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3 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

I think that redoing the wall has been more of a challenge than the contractors imagine.  After seeing and hearing them all day I am glad I hired it done.  I thought about doing the porch and basement wall but after today, if I do it, I will probably hire it done.

 

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Wow!  Looks great!  I love the decking and the new stone walls really brings it all together.  Great choice.  You will enjoy the maintenance free fact for many years.🤩

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3 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

I think that redoing the wall has been more of a challenge than the contractors imagine.  After seeing and hearing them all day I am glad I hired it done.  I thought about doing the porch and basement wall but after today, if I do it, I will probably hire it done.

 

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I guess the hard part would be figuring out a pattern with the panels they install.  Looks great!

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1 hour ago, BonTexasNY said:

I keep thinking of our NY dentist.  After being a patient for approx. 20 years I was devastated when he retired.  He sent out a beautiful letter stating how he retires with a heavy heart since he thinks of us as family.  He went on to say it was his pleasure to celebrate in our happiness and sad to share in our sorrows.  He stated he felt he wanted to enjoy retirement in CA with his wife and be near his daughter and family while they were able to enjoy good health. He further went on to introduce us to the new dentist that would be taking over his practice telling us he is confident he leaves us in good hands.  It was a letter written with heart and I am only sorry I misplaced it with our subsequent moves.  I never stepped foot in that office after he left.  

 

His practice was what I called "a mom and pop" office.  No partner, although he had back up for emergencies when he wasn't available.  No hygienist.  He did all the work.  His wife was the receptionist.  His equipment looked a bit old.  BUT, i never once had issues with any of his dental work.  

 

I have a good dentist now but can't compare.  Glad I only see him about once a year.

I had the same dentist for 49 years. Since I was 12. He brought on a new younger dentist before he retired. I've seen him twice now, and I don't really like him. He just pops in and out during appointments, his hygienists do everything, and he always wants to do "extra" things that will cost additional money. I don't know what we are going to do. We plan to move to the other house eventually and will probably just tough it out until then. 

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2 hours ago, jagsfan said:

Buddy Rich! He was a fantastic drummer. 
I went to school with and later worked with a friend who heard us talking about him and said he was her cousin. 
We were young and single and took it with a tablespoon of salt. 
A couple of years later, a carful of us drove to Miami for a long weekend to see Judy Garland sing at a hotel. 
My friend Sandra said her mom said Buddy Rich was in Miami Beach, too, and she talked us into going to see him, too. 
I thought she’d be worried that we’d remember her bragging about his being her cousin, but none of us said anything about it. 
They took a break and darned if he didn’t walk over to our table, pull Sandra out of her chair and hug her!

Then he invited us to go out for  a bite later. Which, of course, we did. 
That evening was more exciting than the one with Judy Garland. She seemed out of it, and flubbed the words to several songs. I remember someone following her around the stage with a stool and trying to get her to sit down. 
She’d sit for a minute and then start wandering around the stage again. 
She looked a little like she didn’t know where she was, and losing her place in her old familiar songs was really sad. 

My daughter was invited to a teen concert to hear Pink and other singers.  My daughter, her friend and her friend's mother were able to attend the after party and meet the entertainers.  My daughter said Pink and other entertainers were wonderful but Whitney Houston made an appearance and she was either high, drunk or both.  Major disappointment and an eye opener for such young and impressionable girls....sigh.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

My first Dentist was the father of a kid I knew from school.Dr. R gave every kid a package of bubble gum if they were a good patient.My second dentist was Leonard and his last name was very similiar to mine.I liked going to him because he offered his patients Nitrous Oxide but no bubble gum.

Mine gave out toothbrushes.

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2 hours ago, Luckynana said:

So many similarities to my experience, also, Bonnie!  I had been going to Dr.P. since I was 17 years old, and at least 30 years ago, I got a letter from him that he was retiring.  I started crying, and my daughter asked if Dr. P, had passed away.  No, he was retiring.  He also had introduced Jim and I to Dr. G, who has turned out to be another blessing for us both.  

When you get a good one, it's hard to let go!

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1 hour ago, Coralc said:

I had the same dentist for 49 years. Since I was 12. He brought on a new younger dentist before he retired. I've seen him twice now, and I don't really like him. He just pops in and out during appointments, his hygienists do everything, and he always wants to do "extra" things that will cost additional money. I don't know what we are going to do. We plan to move to the other house eventually and will probably just tough it out until then. 

Keep asking around.  Someone has to have one that's good.

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TravelGirlinDallas

      A little late to respond- this thread does move quickly!

I think your Nativity display is lovely. Your indoor tree is pretty also.

Wishing you and your family a happy Christmas !

For all posting here- wishing you all a very good day!

MJ🙋🏻

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12 hours ago, Bailey & Sophie said:

 

Not only odd but quite dull.

I know some people really like Lee but I think he has a very flat affect this season. He doesn't seem like he would be a blast to invite to dinner. Rachel has not had a drunken melt down... yet. And what is it about the third stu position, it is always the same scenario. They always under perform and struggle with whether or not to quit.

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12 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

My first Dentist was the father of a kid I knew from school.Dr. R gave every kid a package of bubble gum if they were a good patient.

 

My childhood dentist used to give us a choice of lollipops,  gum or tootsie rolls. Not the healthiest choices and looking back, it seems he wanted to ensure a steady stream of repeat customers.

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13 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

Building on the drumming discussion from yesterday, I just had another drumming video pop up on my YouTube home.  Buddy Rich is often considered the greatest drummer of all time.  He did a solo in 1982 (I think) that was enhanced to the 4K video below.  I don't know if it's his talent or the video enhancement (likely some of both) but his left hand is moving so fast that it's a blur at several points.  The comments of the original, unenhanced video says that he had a mild heart attack in the middle of the solo, continued, took a bow, and then went to the hospital.  If true, amazing.

 

This made me think of old Johnny Carson Tonight Shows where Buddy Rich would be a guest and perform drum solos.

 

 

Amazing to have such control to be able to perform like that. 1982 was about 25 years after our evening with him. He was fantastic in the 50’s, and obviously aging did not affect his talent. 

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24 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

My childhood dentist used to give us a choice of lollipops,  gum or tootsie rolls. Not the healthiest choices and looking back, it seems he wanted to ensure a steady stream of repeat customers.

My childhood dentist was awful!  When I was around 4 years old, he hurt me, and I guess I must have bit him;  he smacked me in the face.🤐  I really hated going to him. 

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10 hours ago, BonTexasNY said:

My daughter was invited to a teen concert to hear Pink and other singers.  My daughter, her friend and her friend's mother were able to attend the after party and meet the entertainers.  My daughter said Pink and other entertainers were wonderful but Whitney Houston made an appearance and she was either high, drunk or both.  Major disappointment and an eye opener for such young and impressionable girls....sigh.

 

 

 

That’s the memory that will stay with her. 
After seeing Judy Garland like that, I always think of her as a sad woman trying to keep going. 
Hopefully that isn’t really true. 

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13 hours ago, BonTexasNY said:

I keep thinking of our NY dentist.  After being a patient for approx. 20 years I was devastated when he retired.  He sent out a beautiful letter stating how he retires with a heavy heart since he thinks of us as family.  He went on to say it was his pleasure to celebrate in our happiness and sad to share in our sorrows.  He stated he felt he wanted to enjoy retirement in CA with his wife and be near his daughter and family while they were able to enjoy good health. He further went on to introduce us to the new dentist that would be taking over his practice telling us he is confident he leaves us in good hands.  It was a letter written with heart and I am only sorry I misplaced it with our subsequent moves.  I never stepped foot in that office after he left.  

 

His practice was what I called "a mom and pop" office.  No partner, although he had back up for emergencies when he wasn't available.  No hygienist.  He did all the work.  His wife was the receptionist.  His equipment looked a bit old.  BUT, i never once had issues with any of his dental work.  

 

I have a good dentist now but can't compare.  Glad I only see him about once a year.

 

I thought I had replied to this post but apparently it got lost in CC Vapor-ware.

 

For a minute, I thought we might have shared the same dentist since we both lived in Rockland County at one point.  We didn't, but my guy - I'll call him Dr. G - was very similar to yours.  Except that he was part of a 2 person practice that he operated with his business partner for 30+ years. Probably had the same staff of assistants, hygienists, office personal for  most of the time as well so it was like one big happy family. He was conservative in his approach - don't fix something unless its broke - which I appreciated and he had a great sense of humor, if you like Jay Leno-type humor.

 

Anyways, when he retired, he wrote the same type of letter and even though he wanted to retire early to spend time with his family, he delayed it by a year. The reason is he and his business partner spent the better part of a year interviewing his replacement to ensure they would be a compatible fit with the staff, his partner and his patients.  Sure enough, his replacement - I'll call her Dr. H - has the same conservative approach, sense of humor and personality as he does. Basically she is a female version of him, albeit easier on the eyes. Which is why when they offered to transfer my records to someone closer to home (I had moved out of Rockland Co. by this point), I continued to make the 1+ hour drive.  That's the kind of dedication he and his staff had to their patients.

 

Not exactly convenient but they are worth the trip. As you mention in another post, when you find a good one, you gotta hold on to them.  Prior to finding this practice, I went thru a string of so-so dentist that seemed to be causing more harm than good or always trying to find something "wrong" to fix so I'm not exactly to eager to find a new one.

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32 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

Amazing to have such control to be able to perform like that. 1982 was about 25 years after our evening with him. He was fantastic in the 50’s, and obviously aging did not affect his talent. 

Sir Tom Jones' voice is still powerful.

Tony Bennett's voice is amazing at 95 which was a recent topic in here.

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33 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

I thought I had replied to this post but apparently it got lost in CC Vapor-ware.

 

For a minute, I thought we might have shared the same dentist since we both lived in Rockland County at one point.  We didn't, but my guy - I'll call him Dr. G - was very similar to yours.  Except that he was part of a 2 person practice that he operated with his business partner for 30+ years. Probably had the same staff of assistants, hygienists, office personal for  most of the time as well so it was like one big happy family. He was conservative in his approach - don't fix something unless its broke - which I appreciated and he had a great sense of humor, if you like Jay Leno-type humor.

 

Anyways, when he retired, he wrote the same type of letter and even though he wanted to retire early to spend time with his family, he delayed it by a year. The reason is he and his business partner spent the better part of a year interviewing his replacement to ensure they would be a compatible fit with the staff, his partner and his patients.  Sure enough, his replacement - I'll call her Dr. H - has the same conservative approach, sense of humor and personality as he does. Basically she is a female version of him, albeit easier on the eyes. Which is why when they offered to transfer my records to someone closer to home (I had moved out of Rockland Co. by this point), I continued to make the 1+ hour drive.  That's the kind of dedication he and his staff had to their patients.

 

Not exactly convenient but they are worth the trip. As you mention in another post, when you find a good one, you gotta hold on to them.  Prior to finding this practice, I went thru a string of so-so dentist that seemed to be causing more harm than good or always trying to find something "wrong" to fix so I'm not exactly to eager to find a new one.

My dentist was Dr. R., in Blauvelt on Western Highway.  Both my husband and I used the medical practice in the same building. Where was yours?

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20 minutes ago, BonTexasNY said:

Sir Tom Jones' voice is still powerful.

Tony Bennett's voice is amazing at 95 which was a recent topic in here.

Love both of them , have seen Tony Bennett several times since the 1960’s , another one is Frankie Valli in his upper 80’s still has a great voice. One of our favorite singers in Dallas is in his 80’s and has been singing and playing the piano here for over 60 years.

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21 hours ago, George C said:

We used to just show up ten mins before show to get great seats now if you want good seats you need to get there 39 or 40 mins before start.

Wow, that is getting pretty exact (39 or 40 minutes)!!🤣🤣

 

Sorry, couldn’t resist. 

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15 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

 

I used to have some really good hiding spots when the kids were young.    I used to put stuff above the ceiling tiles in the basement near the workshop area.    They recently told me they never knew that spot.

My hiding spot for presents was in our boat.  It was always in the garage with the cover on it, and you could fit everything in there. The kids never thought to look there when they were growing up. 
 

The only time I thought they might have heard us getting presents from there, was the one year we had bikes in there. As I was lifting the bike over the side of the boat to set it on the garage floor, I leaned over the edge too far, and followed it down head first. I thought the noise would have woke them up. 
 

Come to think of it, I think that was the year my son says her heard Santa and his sleigh on the roof. 😂
 

 

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Anyone else watch the live versions of Facts of Life and Different Strokes last night?  It was interesting seeing who they chose to play various parts.  While the live versions of the shows didn't do much for us overall, it was very impressive watching 99 year old Norman Lear stand to greet the audience like he was 50.  I did enjoy Kevin Hart's (playing Arnold) ending line where he asked Willis if he thought that his friend Vernon (played by Snoop Dogg) smelled like weed. 🤣

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2 hours ago, BonTexasNY said:

My dentist was Dr. R., in Blauvelt on Western Highway.  Both my husband and I used the medical practice in the same building. Where was yours?

 

South Little Tor Road in New City, just down the road from Cropsey Farm Stand

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43 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

Anyone else watch the live versions of Facts of Life and Different Strokes last night?  It was interesting seeing who they chose to play various parts.  While the live versions of the shows didn't do much for us overall, it was very impressive watching 99 year old Norman Lear stand to greet the audience like he was 50.  I did enjoy Kevin Hart's (playing Arnold) ending line where he asked Willis if he thought that his friend Vernon (played by Snoop Dogg) smelled like weed. 🤣

 

I started to watch but I didn't like the Facts of Life version and switched to something else.  I thought the portrayal of Jo was way off.  She was never that angry.  Jennifer Aniston as Blair wasn't great either.

 

I did tape it and watched a little bit of Different Strokes and that seemed much better!  I am going to wait and watch it with my DH.  From the little I saw, I think he will like it better than the little of Facts Of Life we saw last night.

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