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Jan 6th 2013 9:09AM Of course the home owner is at fault, he should have recognized that the POOR intruder/victim was suffering a manifested mental illness. The shot gun was not needed, all the home owner had to do was offer the "Victim" a cup of coffee and some warm clothing, and perhaps some breakfast, After all it was an early morning five AM incident, the poor "victim' had to have been awake most of the night and just needed some TLC. He was probably just hugging the pooch with love.
If you read this far, smile, I am a fiction writer. :-)
Sep 3rd 2010 10:32AM Mr. Holland, Your finding the hidden treasure in the valley of Luxembourrg city matches my own Sort of. :-) I was on a date with the daughter of a photo shop owner whom I met when having film developed. Daylight passed just as she took me on the walkway on the right hand side of the bridge you spoke of. Down and down we went, passing the row houses and small cafe's. All as clean as a whistle, no one dared drop as much as a match on the street or sidewalks. Woe to those that got caught doing so. It was a slice of heaven on earth for me; the well tended garden-like park bekoned us to benches set on a walk path. We were able to look straight up directly at the lights on the brige so high above. The silence in the valley was deafening; time stood still. As the young lady and I became entwined in youthful familiarity (read heavy necking only) I knew at that moment All of Luxembourg would have a significant role in my life. In the period of a year and many dates later I became a part of the hidden valley and its occupants. No G I's frequented the valley and its quaint neighborhood cafe's. The hidden truth is that the natives of the upper Luxembourg held a beliefe that the valley dwellers were lower class citizens and it was a dangerous place to go, especially in the dark. I now and then spread that tale to my soldier friends to keep them from following me on my week end visits (very selfish I know) I plan on visiting there again as soon as time and money permit. thanks mr. Holland for bringing that memory to my mind.
Eric L. Marsh
Aug 22nd 2010 12:28PM Paul.
Thank you for your kind comment on my post. I am pleased that my thoughts expressed in writing for others to share evoke a positve feeling.
Eric L. Marsh
Author of Mother Superior's Secret, and Bobby's girl-the Diner.
Aug 22nd 2010 12:08PM Hello Rita, Thank you for replying to my comments. I lived in Metz for four wonderful years across the road from a French military Air base in a small farm house apartment when I married, and when single, I lived at the base of a small mountain in the outskirts of Metz, called, Tournabride. I visited the Cathederal in Metz, as well as spending time along the Mossel, and in the many well cared for parks in and around Metz. In my visits there I find so little has changed that the waltz down memory lane is further enhanced by that lack of change. There are families in central NH with the name Metz, seeing it displayed floods my memory banks. I am smiling at your suggestion that I return to seek another wonderful Luxembourger. At this moment in time I am in the serious throes of packing up, selling off my self built writers retreat in the forest of NH, and living out my days in Paris,France. I am seventy years young; and for once I want to live out my passion of sitting on a balcony above the streets of Paris sipping a demi tase of bitter coffee and pounding out the worlds greatest tome. All the while listening to the cacophony of life in the City of lights and love. The novel may well be a semi autobiographical tale of my four years as a young American soldier tasting all that post occupation Europe had to offer a young man in search of himself. I have returned a few times over the yers and each time I fall deeper and deeper in love with all Europe has to offer.Four years ago I took a book to Parisian publishers that expressed an interest in my queries, a month of shmoozing produced nothing for the book, but the intangible rewards to me were in convincing my innerself I should be there and nowhere else on earth. Time and the housing market will tell. Take good care, and feel free to write anytime Rita, email@example.com
Jul 12th 2010 8:16PM SHHHHHH, PLEASE DON'T TELL EVERYBODY ABOUT THIS LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN ON EARTH. 1958 I pulled into the train station in Luxembourg City from Metz, France, (another please Shhhh about place) I was an eighteen year old American soldier at the time. Love comes to some but once in a lifetime. For myself Love struck twice on the same week end. At age twenty one, I married the most wonderful girl in the world (she was to me) and I met her the week end I arrived in Luxembourg. Sadly twenty years and two sons later the marriage ended due to my stupidity. But my love for tiny Luxembourg goes on and on. I go back every few years, and become in my mind an eighteen year old soldier all over again. And only Luxembourg has the power to do that for me. The people (native Luxembourgers) adore Americans and it has been passed down through the generations the stories about American GI's and their sacrifices and kindness.
Nov 5th 2009 7:16AM To answer the question of; is he mean spirited? In the minds of the general public, one need look no further than the results of the instant poll. 94.7% in favor of it being nothing more than humor. 5.3% with chips on their shoulders, or massive guilt complexes. Smile and laugh a lot for goodness sake; it's good therapy for your health. :-)
Aug 20th 2009 7:19PM The sentence should have been carried out, the perp was found guilty; his victims have no recourse to have their deaths turned into a life sentence. Do they? The perps lawyers were using a new law that allows killers to stay alive, not because the jerk was innocent. there are times justice is carried out, my bet is, this is one of the few times it was. Congratulations to Her Honor for following protocol and closing the office on time. A tip of my hat to the tardy lawyers for their due diligence. :-)
Aug 20th 2009 8:23AM If the "Child", can tell a red light from a green light and get across the road safely, then he knows full well right from wrong. In this case he knew enough to get a screen name, and use the computer to gain access to sites most or many of us couldn't get to. the "Child", is wrong, his mom is wrong, and the bleeding hearts out there are wrong as well. Go directly to jail, do not pass go, nor collect the loot.
Jul 1st 2009 8:12PM What a revalation, reading all the comments shows to go that hardly any business can be trusted. I had a bad experience with Midas in New Hampshire. While I was away at war, they screwed my wife out of twelve hundred bucks for a needless brake job, they were too stupid to even make a pretence of doing any work. I took the car to a garage upon my return because the brakes still didn't work. WOW! my mechanic took me on a tour of all wheels and linings and shoes ETC. All werew the original eqpt, and the car was ten years old. the comapny midas employs as a resolution for customer complaints paid off only what was paid to the shop. Now I tell a story that's true as can be. I played cards with a group of men in Boston many years ago, one of the men owned a few Midas shops. he last a large amount of cash one night at the game. We al said it was too bad he lost so much. This reply of his has stuck in my head all these years. "It's okay" he said; "The first dame (my word, not his) through the doors Monday morning will make up for the loss." He laughed, I didn't, nor did a couple of others at the table. there surely must be honest midas shops, but I have never recommended the brand to anyone, and I relate both stories as often as brake jobs come up in conversation. May the guy with the 22 shops go to prison for the rest of his life, he's no better than the Ponzi scheme guys.
Aug 28th 2008 8:31AM I too lost my PC to a crash, off it went to a Computer store. For more hundreds of dollars I wished to spend I got it back in two days. they claimed to have installed a new hard drive. Within two days my disc drive drawer wouldn't open, even when using a paper clip in the tiny hole. I broke the seal on the cabinet and removed the cover, it was filthy with OLD dust caked on everything. leading me to ask this burning question. isn't a new hard drive installed inside the cabinet and if that's the case, wouldn't the entire thing be dust free, or at least have indicators that something had recently been removed and replaced? Not a thing had evidance of being touched. Did I get shafted by a guru cause of my own ignorance of the internal workings of computers?
thanks for any help.