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27 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

He played in the US but the players were born in many different countries such as Italy ,Spain and England.He saved a team photo which I have .

I never played Soccer but my grand kids play and are on school teams.

 

No idea it was popular back then. 

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11 hours ago, Paul from Maryland said:

 

I'm curious about this.  One of the largest makers of automotive glass says their windshields block 98% of UVA and 100% of UVB rays.  Your post says "from window" but I don't know if you meant the two front door windows or the windshield?  If you meant the windshield, I'm curious why you added the clear tint?


You are right, it is a bit of over kill but it’s just who I am. I have taken to tinting every window on my cars, including the windshield. It is also blocks 98% of the rays on top of the factory glass. Definitely overkill. 
 

I put clear tint on the windshield, pre-tinted factory windows and sunroof of the car if it has one. I put a light tint version, of the same 98%, on the non factory tinted windows. I don’t like dark tint, I like a slight tint which means I don’t need to wear sunglasses but have good vision a night. We have decent tint laws here, and none is allowed on the windshield but one would never know that it’s there. The other windows are all compliant. 
 

I am a bit “obsessed” when it comes to cars. I PPF wrap the entire front end of our cars, front quarters, A pillars, leading roof edge, mirrors, lower portions of doors and any other areas that have debris contact zones.  One is wrapped 100%.  When they ceramic coat the vehicles, the wheels come off so the coat the barrels over and above the faces. Kinda sad when most of them only get out from late April to mid November. 
 

I often say, I love to cruise… in cars and on ships. Looking forward to the return of being on water. 

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

No idea it was popular back then. 

My father was born in Poland and played Soccer there .He played there until 1913 when he came to the US and began playing here.

Soccer was played in the Olympics as far back as 1900.

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7 hours ago, MJSailors said:

         While some disappointed fans may agree with your version of the lyrics, the actual ones are- “ Meet the Mets, Meet the Mets,come on out and greet the Mets”

or something like that...

     Growing up in Queens, not too far from Shea Stadium, I would often go to Mets games with my Dad. 

          He was very glad when the Mets came along as he was without a team to root for after the Dodgers left Brooklyn. 

           Maybe this is the Mets’ year. Seems that diehard fans say that every year. 

 

I have not been saying that every year but I am saying it this year .All they are lacking is a quality Manager and TV announcers who do not root for the opposing team.

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5 hours ago, MJSailors said:

Hello Bon TexasNY

    I think it may have been you that mentioned that the trainers  department could be causing problems for the Mets’ ability to win. I think this may be the case. Now, deGrom  is having issues.

    

No Sorry it wasn't me.  I know nothing about The Mets.  I was a Yankee fan for many many years even after we moved to TX.  I almost was booed out of work on "spirit day" in TX when the Rangers were playing The Yankees and I wore my Yankees ballcap.  Texans are so territorial....hiding.

 

My nephew is a Mets fan and named his dog Shea.

 

And it's a pleasure to meet another NYer.  I grew up on the LES - lower east side.  We locals KNEW it was in Manhattan; now in the Dallas area still missing my morning bagel.  

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Busy day here today, unless your name is Lucy. She’s finishing the day the same way she started it. 
 

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Meanwhile we were busy putting together this sunshade. 200lbs of sand, and a few bolts she was assembled.  Maybe a few curse words too. Lisa chases the sun and I take what I get along the way. I don’t necessarily go looking for extra, so this will be appreciated.  It rotates 360 degrees, and tips both ways with 11.5’ of coverage. 

 

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It has a protective covering too. The base is going to stay out all winter. No way I’m moving it again. 

 

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A few more flowers opening up and the lavender is progressing in the background.

 

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1 hour ago, A&L_Ont said:

I often say, I love to cruise… in cars and on ships.

 

So, a ferry boat is your ideal ship? 😉

 

Sorry, I couldn't resist.  lol

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1 hour ago, A&L_Ont said:


You are right, it is a bit of over kill but it’s just who I am. I have taken to tinting every window on my cars, including the windshield. It is also blocks 98% of the rays on top of the factory glass. Definitely overkill. 
 

I put clear tint on the windshield, pre-tinted factory windows and sunroof of the car if it has one. I put a light tint version, of the same 98%, on the non factory tinted windows. I don’t like dark tint, I like a slight tint which means I don’t need to wear sunglasses but have good vision a night. We have decent tint laws here, and none is allowed on the windshield but one would never know that it’s there. The other windows are all compliant. 
 

I am a bit “obsessed” when it comes to cars. I PPF wrap the entire front end of our cars, front quarters, A pillars, leading roof edge, mirrors, lower portions of doors and any other areas that have debris contact zones.  One is wrapped 100%.  When they ceramic coat the vehicles, the wheels come off so the coat the barrels over and above the faces. Kinda sad when most of them only get out from late April to mid November. 
 

I often say, I love to cruise… in cars and on ships. Looking forward to the return of being on water. 

Curious as Eric had ceramic coat done to his Challenger last summer do you like PPF better than ceramic coat?     Cost wise which is cheaper?

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As we were wrapping up Lisa starting getting a lot of notifications on her phone. Today was Owen’s unofficial non school associated photo get together.  It was all out doors, with 7 groups of kids arriving every 30 minutes getting individual photos. The photographer will merge all the students together into one photo.
 

Well the rain forecast for tonight changed to late afternoon.  We all had an hour to get ready for a sooner start time. No delays with three quick showers.  Owen was all dressed up and ready to go. 
 

Drive up diploma at the school is later this week. 
 

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Gifts bags were placed out waiting to be picked up. 

 

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Some cupcakes too. The boys swarmed them, the girls were much more reserved. Owen said they were tasty. 
 

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Each graduate got a gift bag with donations from local business, and parents also included funds to go toward them as well. 

 

The outside of the bag. 
 

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The goods inside.

 

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25 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Curious as Eric had ceramic coat done to his Challenger last summer do you like PPF better than ceramic coat?     Cost wise which is cheaper?


You might not like this answer… ceramic coat gets applied to the PPF. Ceramic alone is a great product, the PPF is just an added layer of protection. 
 

When we had to redo the hood of Lisa’s car after a solid rock hit all PPF came off, then new was applied and then coated again with ceramic. No paint damage though. I have taken a stone solid hit to the Jeep and one of the Mustangs which tore the PPF as well with no paint damage.  
 

Lisa says I’m a “bit much”, but here car has no road rash at all over 5 years. As for the bit much, I remind her that she said yes to me when I proposed.  
 

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15 minutes ago, taznremmy said:

Two things  1) your yard is beautiful!  #2) Lucy, meet Mr. Kitty.  You guys have a lot in common.🤣


Thank-you.  Lucy and Mr Kitty would get along great. 

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

We actually were the fans for Major League 2.

Took forever, very boring. Kept having to change seats depending on the camera angle they needed

 

They used Camden Yards because it would look similar to the new Cleveland stadium that was under construction.

We were background fans in "Angels in the Outfield" which was filmed at the Oakland Coliseum. It is a very long day, and they keep moving you to different sections for different scenes. It was interesting to watch the movie filming process though. :classic_biggrin: Most of the other seats were filled with cardboard people. :classic_biggrin: If we stop the movie at a particular scene, we are sort of visible. Bill was wearing a neon colored baseball cap. :classic_smile:

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12 minutes ago, Coralc said:

We were background fans in "Angels in the Outfield" which was filmed at the Oakland Coliseum. It is a very long day, and they keep moving you to different sections for different scenes. It was interesting to watch the movie filming process though. :classic_biggrin: Most of the other seats were filled with cardboard people. :classic_biggrin: If we stop the movie at a particular scene, we are sort of visible. Bill was wearing a neon colored baseball cap. :classic_smile:

 

We had cardboard fans as well

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Bon TexasNY-

    The Lower East Side is definitely a part of Manhattan and an area rich in history. I would really like to see the Tenement Museum there. It is an actual tenement building with different apartments showing life as it was for various immigrants during different years  beginning in the late 1800s until the 1940s.

     I grew up in Forest Hills and have lived in a small town on Eastern Long Island for almost forty years. We live in a beautiful area of beaches,wineries and farms, but I  am still a City girl at heart.

      Craving a morning bagel is something I understand. When we spend time during the winter in Florida, we do miss a good bagel and pizza. I am told the lack of the important ingredient of City water affects the taste of bagels and pizza made outside of NYC.

     When things return to normal, you may consider taking a cruise leaving from Manhattan,Brooklyn or Bayonne with a pre cruise visit to NYC. Plenty of bagels for breakfast during such a trip !

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6 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

I was a Dodgers fan from the first time I saw them in 1953 on TV.Even though I root for the Mets I still want to see the Dodgers do well.I was not outraged when they went to California as I never saw the Dodgers in person ,even though as I posted to Dave ,I lived 5 blocks from Ebbets Field .Your BIL lived a lot further as we previously discussed on the other board.😀

Your memory is better than mine!

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34 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

Bon TexasNY-

    The Lower East Side is definitely a part of Manhattan and an area rich in history. I would really like to see the Tenement Museum there. It is an actual tenement building with different apartments showing life as it was for various immigrants during different years  beginning in the late 1800s until the 1940s.

     I grew up in Forest Hills and have lived in a small town on Eastern Long Island for almost forty years. We live in a beautiful area of beaches,wineries and farms, but I  am still a City girl at heart.

      Craving a morning bagel is something I understand. When we spend time during the winter in Florida, we do miss a good bagel and pizza. I am told the lack of the important ingredient of City water affects the taste of bagels and pizza made outside of NYC.

     When things return to normal, you may consider taking a cruise leaving from Manhattan,Brooklyn or Bayonne with a pre cruise visit to NYC. Plenty of bagels for breakfast during such a trip !

Our daughter lives in NJ and she knows to have her house stocked with bagels and is well prepared for the trips to the local pizza joint, when we visit.  We never thought of a NY cruise since we have so many people to visit.  It IS a thought now since we don't work and can get away for more than a week.

 

Sounds like you're way out on the island, maybe Montauk, the Hamptons, etc. Must get awfully crowded in the summer.  Beautiful part of the state.

 

I never had an interest to tour the Tenement Museum since growing up I had friends/relatives who lived in tenements, railroad flats.  I remember they were dark and I was thankful I didn't live in one

 

And please, call me Bonnie.

 

@A&L_Ont Congratulations to Owen on his graduation and of course to the proud parents as well.  Can you believe he's as tall as you, and taller than Lisa? 

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Bonnie

      Since your daughter lives in Jersey, a cruise from Bayonne could be convenient for you. Both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity have cruises leaving from that port. 

       We live on the North Fork of LI, the opposite side of the Island from the Hamptons. When we moved here, I was so homesick for Forest Hills- missing friends, stores and favorite places. Gradually, I became accustomed to our area,made new friends and found favorite places here. 

       I watch the Marvelous Mrs.Maisel on Netflix. I was surprised to see that her in-laws moved from Manhattan to FH. Actually, the house used as their house in the series is very familiar to me. I think I must have passed it many,many times. 

        You are correct. Our quiet town has gradually become more crowded,not only in the Summer, but also in the Fall where the wineries and pumpkin farms are the major attraction. Since Covid, we have experienced a boom in the real estate market with prices of houses escalating coupled with a lack of housing inventory. Apparently, people left the City for more peaceful living in our area. Since most people were working from home and children were learning remotely, people could move here and continue with their jobs and schooling.

        I hope that you can visit your daughter soon. With Covid numbers dropping in the tri-State area and the number of vaccines increasing, I am encouraged that my DH and I can  begin to visit family and friends we haven’t seen since March 2020. We are even considering a cruise for 2023 as we will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary then. Time will tell !

MJ

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I live in N Myrtle beach SC, after watching the news I make a gasoline run to get gas for my generator in case the storm moving up the Gulf hits our area.

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On 6/18/2021 at 10:34 PM, Sunshine3601 said:

Happy Birthday week/ weekend.  My birthday is monday the 21st.  Usually first day of summer but that is thec10th this year.  I cannot believe I will be 55.  Uggghh!!!

Happy Early Birthday. Just remember it’s only just a number. 🎉🥂🍾

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17 hours ago, mo&fran said:

Well, this will not be a routine day in lockdown.  We are getting packed for our 50 minute flight from FLL to Nassau. Our driver is picking us up at 1130 , and will be in plenty of time for our 340 takeoff. JetBlue says to arrive 3 hours before an international flight. Our arrival time to check-in for the ship is 530. WE booked a GTY and ended up in 6622,  nice location close to the aft elevators. Tonight we sleep on the ship.

 Our last cruise was on Serenade , ending Feb 10, 2020. It was a B2B, 10 and 11 nights, so we did get 21 days in 2020.

💃🏼 🎉 🥂 🍾 🍹 💃🏼 Hope you enjoyed your first day on the ship. We want info and pictures if you have the time. 

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