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    I thought the books in the Century trilogy went...

    I thought the books in the Century trilogy went progressively downhill. I liked the first one, the second was meh. The first half of the third one was pretty good, but its second half was week. I...
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    I've typed up my thoughts on a couple of recent...

    I've typed up my thoughts on a couple of recent reads. For anyone interested

    John Norwich's A History of France
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    Former Dodger great, Don Newcombe. He was 92 and...

    Former Dodger great, Don Newcombe. He was 92 and one of the few remaining Brooklyn Dodgers

    https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/news/don-newcombe-dead-at-92/c-304163214
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    Another example is Truman and the Steel Industry....

    Another example is Truman and the Steel Industry. Just before a Steel Workers strike in 1952, HST tried to Nationalize the Steel industry and prevent the strike by declaring a National Emergency. ...
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    He probably wasn't the only one:) I imagine...

    He probably wasn't the only one:) I imagine finding out you are not going to die release some inhabitions :D It's definitely iconic and next to the Rosenthal's Iwo Jima flag raising shot, probably...
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    The sailor in the famous photo that appeared in...

    The sailor in the famous photo that appeared in Life Magazine and taken at Times Square when Japan's surrender was announced has died
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  7. Oct 76-Oct 78 Christ was a corporal :)

    Oct 76-Oct 78

    Christ was a corporal :)
  8. On balance I like the change. I realize I'm old,...

    On balance I like the change. I realize I'm old, but when I was on my mission we couldn't call home period - not on Christmas or Mother's Day. The only exception I remember is when my companion was...
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    Welcome to the new addition :) Is Apollo a...

    Welcome to the new addition :)

    Is Apollo a mini schnauzer?
    He looks a lot like my Otis.
  10. I personally can remember black and white...

    I personally can remember black and white restrooms and drinking fountains. I'm guessing mid to late 60's at the earliest
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    I'm currently reading The Field of Blood...

    I'm currently reading The Field of Blood
    It about violence in the precivil war congress and how southern senators and congressmen stifled debate on slavery. According to the author there were at...
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    Scrooge is in my family Holiday Video rotation -...

    Scrooge is in my family Holiday Video rotation - most yrs on Thanksgiving Night

    RIP
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    John Dingall - the longest serving member of...

    John Dingall - the longest serving member of congress

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/john-dingell-longest-serving-member-of-us-congress-dead-at-92/ar-BBTjgq6?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=ansmsnnews11
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    This is one I'm really interested in. The more I...

    This is one I'm really interested in. The more I read about WW I the more amazed I am that the only real breakdown in discipline of the forces on the Western Front didn't happen until 1917. (The...
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    I'm currently reading historian John Julius...

    I'm currently reading historian John Julius Norwich's last book A History of France
    It is subtitled From Gaul to DeGaulle. The first 800 yrs (from Julius Caesar to Charlemagne) is covered in about...
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    2 weeks short of her 98th birthday

    2 weeks short of her 98th birthday
  17. Thread: Utah Symphony

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    Yes he did, a Chopin Etude (I can't remember...

    Yes he did, a Chopin Etude (I can't remember which one) He had a more than 5 min Standing O and came out 3 or 4 times before sitting down and performing the encore.

    I thought the "Dust Devils"...
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    I was really impressed by the symphony last...

    I was really impressed by the symphony last Saturday - Chopin's 1st Piano Concerto, Dvorak's 7th Symphony and a piece by a lady who was born the year I graduated for High School, called "Dust...
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    I just finished Sir Jeffrey Archer's latest,...

    I just finished Sir Jeffrey Archer's latest, Heads You Win

    Interesting premise - The main character escapes from the USSR in 1968 in a shipping container. When he and his mother get to the docks,...
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    Can I claim OU as one of my teams - I spent about...

    Can I claim OU as one of my teams - I spent about 5 yrs of my youth at an OK Army base between 1960-1970 and another 6 mths while I was in the Army :)
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    If anyone is interested, Otis is just about...

    If anyone is interested, Otis is just about recovered. He had the last of his stiches out last Thursday and except for some significant scaring (esp on his left side - their is quite a dent there)...
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    This is what happened when my family lived in Germany in the early '70s. We had several brides stay with us till they could get married, civilly first - then a trip to the Swiss Temple.
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    Looks like the Packers have picked their coach -...

    Looks like the Packers have picked their coach - a bit of a surprise, the Titan OC - Matt LeFleure
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    what about 1850's US Congress Brawls?

    what about 1850's US Congress Brawls?
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    I finally finished Ken Follett's Edge of Eternity...

    I finally finished Ken Follett's Edge of Eternity

    Meh - not his best work and his left wing/socialist politics come through loud and clear. Still a decent read.

    My thoughts if any one is...
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