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Jul 20th 2011 3:56AM South of the Border has been there since - at least the 1950s. Reading the signs was part of the fun - a bit like the olf Burm Shave signs! We never stayed there, but did stop for fire crackers a few times - at my brother's wheedling.
It was a place to stop and stretch your legs between DC and Florida - before the Interstate came along. A kitschy fun place that no one - including the folks there took seriously. SOTB is a bit of lost Americana stuck in a time-warp. Enjoy it for what is remembers - don't try to make some else out of it.
May 27th 2011 2:24AM We spent four fantastic years in Naples in the late 1980s, when my husband was stationed there. Our wonderful friend, Guiseppe Esposito had a trattoria on Viale Kennedy, whic we used as our nightly meal while we searched for a place to live.
There is so much more to the Naples experience than just Naples, Capri and Pompeii - you simply must have more than a day or two to enjoy. There is Cumae - the caves of the Sybil - who predicted the coming of Christ and is depicted on the Sistine Chapel; the palace ruins outside of Pozzuoli and the Lake of the Entrance to Hell - where the Romans kept their ships in safety.
South of Sorrento and Amalfi, there is Paesteum, the ruined city where the Temple of Neptune and Hera stand in a flat plain along the road. It was once a bustling city, and the Temple was a prototype for the Parthenon in Athens.
North of Naples in Lago Patria in the middle of the little lake, are the ruins of the villa of the great General, Scipio Africanus. He defeated Hannibal of Carthage - but was accused of fraud and banished to the Campi Flageri area and from Rome for his "Crime"
In Naples itself, there are the catacombs and the many little hidden treasures you find nowhere else - the cat asleep with its head on the round of cheese in the winddow of the wine and cheese shop; the lady lowering her basket to the vegetable vender for her produce and pulling it up - then lowering down her payment - from her 4th floor apartment. Naples is a wonderful city - Enjoy the life there - open your eyes and see it for what it really it.
May 27th 2011 2:03AM Give him a break, guys Maybe he had a British car.
May 27th 2011 2:00AM The roll clouds are not only eerie. They can wreck havoc with motorcycles and hogh profile vehicles like campers and VW vans out in the Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska rea - saw one turn a van into a rolling dervish once - no one killed - but the van was a mess. A motorcyclist wouldn't fare as well.
Apr 30th 2011 2:40AM I remember angora from college - wear an angora sweater and every man's jacket within 50ft will have angora fuzz - whether you have danced with them or not! LOL
Apr 20th 2011 7:06PM It's difficult to lose both parents so close together. However, it is not unusual. My parents were so close in life, we knew that when one died the other would not live long alone. Our mother died in January; our father died of a broken heart in May. Bless you Tim. Remember them together and the beautiful music they gave to you - and to us all.
Apr 14th 2011 5:23AM Hang on - you are not alone. A wise person once said do not climb that mountain unless you must and do not build bridges to cross chasms until you absolutely must cross them. There were many issues in my life at that time - including a major depression swing that lasted almost a year. I survived and coped - those words helped - that and the fact that I took the step of getting the professional help I needed a long time ago- when I was first diagnosed - and knew that I needed that help again.
Your feelings of depression are not "just in your head". If they have been lasting longer and longer and your thoughts are darker and darker - if that roller coaster of life is on a downward spiral into a black pit and there are no brakes - Get Help! Pride - Fear of what someone might think of you; Fear of losing that precious job - SO; YOU are the one who is in need of that help NOW. Life is too precious to lose. I know - I've been that close. Don't go there. There is help. There are lifelines. Reach out - Local Help Lines; Local Referral Centers; Local Abuse Shelters; - whatever you need - you are not alone - remember that.
Jan 20th 2011 6:12PM Our son was in the Scouts when we were stationed in Germany. The camping trip my husband attended was a disaster. No one knew how to set up a tent properly in rainy weather, build a safe fire, prevent hypothermia, much less bring proper food for camping in 45 - 50 degree damp weather. My husband had to instruct the Scoutmaster, as well as the other fathers on setting up - then, no one helped him with his tent when he set his own up. The Scoutmaster wandered off, became hypothermic, and had to be taken to the the hospital. Prepared? I think not. They are only as prepared as the leadership, and that is not well prepared.
Nov 27th 2010 8:44PM Guys - nothing has changed in over 40 years - same things, same lies, same old government - just different names in the seats and a lot of Democrats are now Republicans. It has always been like this. Nothing has changed. They have always counted on the middle class being the sucker for their big spending and behind the scenes shenanigans.
Oct 28th 2010 6:01PM I can think of a few who have been above that bobble-headed gossip column typical Hollywood scandal sheet:
James Mac Arthur, James Stewart, Roy Rogers, Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot,and yes, Danno. There are others, who have been married for over 20 years and stay above the rabble. They are not the ones who make the glossy magazines. However, they set examples in their living, and were and are wonderful actors.