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10/26/20 01:26 PM #2963    

 

Terri Levenhagen (Hoornstra)

 It's been awhile since I posted, but I've been enjoying reading everyone else's! Garry, I guess I've been one of those who likes to check in with the Custer site regularly. Jeanne and others, I love the beautiful Fall photos, and always get a chuckle out of the COVID jokes. Lauren, I wish you all the best in your effort to escape the virus.  As to Fall here in LA, I have always enjoyed my walks - some of our trees are also deciduous and change color, and my neighborhood has creative people who put up Disneyland-quality Halloween decorations. But just as the air cleared from the fires, I sprained my ankle, so am still housebound. Oh, and now there's another fire southwest of us, and the air looks murky again. At least we are enjoying the refreshment of  much cooler air!  I was sorry to hear about Jackie Naumann - I enjoyed talking to her at both reunions. 


10/26/20 02:23 PM #2964    

 

Jim Cejka

Oh sure Terri, I bet you "sprained" your ankle just so you could have that cute little guy bounce around on your lap more often. Awwwww, poor Grandma.


10/26/20 10:49 PM #2965    

 

Terri Levenhagen (Hoornstra)

Well, yes,- baby sitting has become baby SITTING! But missing fun things, like the pumpkin patch. And we have a cruiser and crawler now, so can't chase him down!


11/02/20 04:28 PM #2966    

 

Jim Cejka

Should anyone NOT want to watch election coverage - try ESPN2 if you can get it - 

Pogopalooza 2020: The World Championship of Pogo

(Not this Pogo)


11/03/20 07:20 PM #2967    

 

Garry Sellers

Fair warning, I had cataract surgery in one eye yesterday and can already see 8930% better.  The font size on the website may be getting smaller.  So I'll watch test patterns as we used to do in the '50's if that's all that's available, but probably not election results.  Who knew the world with bright colors and crisp objects was still out there?  (How many of our grandkids know the thrill of reading the Sunday morning comics or the Green Sheet with Pogo in them anyway?)  Not sure I want the other eye done as scheduled for next week. I am a little leary of mirrors now.  There's a much older looking guy peering back at me!  I may be in the wrong house.


11/03/20 08:48 PM #2968    

 

Nancy Davison (Boerger)

Garry, with my second cataract removed just days ago, I agree with your newfound delight about everything crisp and colorful. That's the good news. The bad news is that several tiny cobwebs have miraculously appeared in our house almost overnight. It has been an interesting experience. Amazing to learn that the history of treating cataracts goes back to 5 B.C. Pretty primitive, though. 


11/04/20 11:47 AM #2969    

 

Lauren Dieterich

Garry and Nancy, It's interesting that you both mention cararact surgery. A year ago, my eye Doctor told me that I had cararacts; but, that they weren't ready. I see him next Friday. I wonder if Friday the 13th on a Friday means anything.  ( Churchy La Femme ) I have noticed that my glasses are always dirty, now.


11/04/20 12:21 PM #2970    

 

John Gilbert

Gary, had my cataracts removed 2 years ago. When I went for my yearly eye exam, after the tests she said "based on the test results you shouldn't driving."  I asked . . . where is it written by the DOT that based on certin tests results you shouldn't drive?  Well, there are none. So had the cataracts removed and WOW, never realized there were other cars on the road. Best thing ever done.


11/04/20 03:47 PM #2971    

 

Garry Sellers

John, I drove to my son's place an hour outside of Yosemite 2 weeks ago. If it hadn't been for my wife reading the various signs I would still be driving around! And Nan, I see the cobwebs too but I dare not mention them to the old lady who apparently lives here. Don't know when she replaced my wife!  


11/04/20 05:49 PM #2972    

 

Nancy Davison (Boerger)

Careful, Garry - she may replace YOU.


11/05/20 05:25 PM #2973    

 

Jim Cejka


11/10/20 07:50 PM #2974    

 

Jim Cejka

Hey Garry, did you see that golf shot Jon Rahm made today at the Masters?

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/10/golf/jon-rahm-hole-in-one-masters-spt-intl/index.html

 


11/11/20 09:51 AM #2975    

 

Garry Sellers

That's nothing Jim, I've done that with both my golf ball AND my golf club!  Of course my ball didn't quite make it all the way across the water and my club did sink rather quickly after I threw it!!!  However my golf bag did float for a couple of seconds before sinking.  Kinda wish my wallet hadn't been in it not to mention my car keys. 


11/12/20 09:34 AM #2976    

 

Jim Cejka

I remember the phone at our place on 35th St. was on a party line, had about a 6 ft. cord, and was on a little phone-seat thingy. Now they fit in your pocket, get mail, give directions, and connect you to a "party" of a few million strangers. Somehow, that little seat and phone had a lot going for it.


11/18/20 10:40 AM #2977    

 

Nancy Davison (Boerger)

And remember, Jim, when those phones, that came in one color - black, had a dial on the front? You could dial "O" and speak to a person who would actually help you. I spent a few years in college as a long-distance phone operator in Milwaukee when the "board" still used long cords to connect people. Traffic on the boards reflected what was going on in the country. I was working them when JFK was assassinated and it seemed that every person who had a phone called someone to tell the news, or hear if it had been heard. Overnight shifts made me wonder if some lonely people just wanted to hear a human voice. Perhaps a few Covid-quarantined souls would welcome the revival of the helpful voice summoned up by "O".


11/18/20 07:12 PM #2978    

 

Jim Cejka

Ah Ha Nancy, confirmation - you really were a smoooooth operator.

 


11/20/20 01:57 PM #2979    

 

Garry Sellers

I don't know about your homes but we had one of these in our kitchen.  Suppose our grandkids would know what it's for?

I think we had a party line until the "HIlltop" and then "HOpkins" exchanges came into being.  But I do vividly remember staying on my grandparent's farm out on National Ave near Mukwanago and watching Grandma silently picking up the phone and listening in on her neighbors!  She had to know everything everybody was up to.  This was my fire and brimstone, sin-no-more Christian grandma!


11/21/20 05:25 AM #2980    

 

Nancy Davison (Boerger)

As children, we visited our aunt and uncle's farm and loved guessing who, on the party line, was getting a phone call - judging by the pattern of the ringing (their "number" was three long and two short). The oak phone was about two feet tall, and hung on the wall with its speaker unit protruding and the listening portion attached to a long cord hanging on the left side. A cute little crank on the right side (did these things come for lefties? probably not) generated the ring. The operator in town was always available, and not only knew everyone, but also could advise a caller if someone was out of town or visiting someone. I suspect there were a great many other details she might have shared.


11/21/20 04:07 PM #2981    

 

Jim Cejka

Nancy, this is the phone I have in our kitchen. 

 


11/22/20 06:26 AM #2982    

 

Nancy Davison (Boerger)

Jim - That's it!


11/22/20 07:55 AM #2983    

 

Jim Cejka

But I haven't figured out how to text on it yet.


11/22/20 10:41 AM #2984    

 

Jim Cejka

 


11/24/20 09:55 PM #2985    

 

Jim Cejka

Nancy,

I originally found that phone in our attic on 35th St, and I have carried it with me ever since. In the last 40 some years, we have moved a lot. It still has all its insides and weighs a ton, because there's a big heavy magnet in there. It's almost a ritual that the first thing that goes up in our new house is that phone.


11/25/20 07:58 AM #2986    

 

Nancy Davison (Boerger)

I love it! Truly cool....

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

 


11/25/20 03:08 PM #2987    

 

Kenneth Pallaske

Luanne and I contracted covid-19 a couple of months ago. Fortunately, it was mild for both  us.

Jim, I love your virtual Thanksgiving.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.


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