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Jan 26th 2011 3:40AM It's very sad to see that winery go under. Now though I might actually be able to afford a bottle of it. I wish her the best of luck in rebuilding her wealth and personal empire.
Nov 5th 2010 10:30PM I miss the drug store soda fountains. I don't remember Walgreens having soda fountains. When reading this article I learned of the long gone local Lum's on Second Street in Williamsburg. I can remember going to the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Waynesboro as a child and the food was always delicious!
Oct 1st 2010 2:03AM On my first flight I flew United from Richmond, VA to Phoenix, AZ with a stop over in Chicago. If it weren't for two plastic cups of Chardonnay from Richmond to Chicago I don't think I could've made it. I usually don't drink which is why by the second cup of wine I didn't care what happened. Just really glad that the pilots were flying by there instruments instead of sight because you couldn't see anything out the windows.
As I recall there was a loud child on the Richmond to Chicago part of the flight so I put on my headphones and listened to music, news, and the pilots conversations with the air traffic controllers. The stewardess couldn't have been friendlier and her voice was even soothing to listen to.
The flight was so comfortable and my fear of heights now a thing of the past I took up skydiving.
Jul 3rd 2010 12:48AM There has been something behind all of our bees dying off and how the crops are not being pollinated anymore. There is a proven scientific link between cell phone use and brain tumors and so it stands to reason that cell phone signals are killing off bees. In the county where I live there used to be at least ten different beekeepers of varietal honey and now I can't find one left. Every morning driving up the road it seems like everybody else is talking on there cell phones driving. Coincidence?
Jun 3rd 2010 4:34AM It is a beautiful home! Why would anyone want to live in Texas? I thought Texas wanted to seperate from the Union?
Apr 26th 2010 1:57AM You're so right Reily! Maybe you should run for office!
I think McDonald's is playing catch up right now. They know people want to eat healthier and that is becoming more available in there restaurants. You can get salads and salad wraps there now with carrots and celery in them. Today I had to get salt covered french fries from McDonalds as my blood pressure had fallen too low to live. However, I really prefer broiled food recommended by the American Heart Association in there cookbook.
It used to be really hard to drink water when I was so used to drinking sodas and coffee. You know once your body becomes used to drinking water you don't want anything except water.
Apr 26th 2010 12:57AM Thankfully, the Commonwealth of Virginia has had a smoking ban in public places such as restaurants and bars since December 1, 2009. It passed with a Republican legislature and a Democratic Governor. It was too late to prevent all the problems I've experienced from being around cigarette smoke.
I've had bronchitis and athsma like symptoms ever since middle school. I become extremely ill just by being around tobacco smoke and each time I was I'd develop symptoms that feels like having a case of the flu for two weeks. You tell smokers about it back when it was ok to smoke in public places. They'd say, "oh pity you." Then they would not put the dam* thing out.
The warnings on the side of the cigarette packages are correct. Both of my parents were smokers and both got those conditions listed on the side, I was low birth weight, Mom has heart disease and Dad had emphysema and lung cancer which took his life last year.
Apr 6th 2010 12:22AM I don't know anyone that is unemployed or has been unemployed since the crisis supposedly started in 2008. I read about the crisis and hear about it all the time. Guess I'm supposed to take the media and the government on there word that there has been a crisis. I can travel 300 or 400 miles from where I live and see proof of dead cities, but really don't know what they had been like before.
Mar 21st 2010 12:46AM At one time I'd take some soap, shampoo, conditioner, and a pen to remember the hotel. Then they started stocking with the cheapest nasty items they could buy now who would want that? I now bring my own items with me to the hotel and put there's off to the side. The soap and shampoo they provide stink and there pens run out of ink before you can use them.
Mar 9th 2010 12:33AM This article comes as a shock to me. Why wouldn't the Pope speak out on this injustice rather than just have the Catholic Church "apologize" for the injustices of the past? If I were Catholic I'd be ashamed of the churches leadership.
Every Sunday I say a prayer and in it's contents are the words: "Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent."
Speaking out against murder, even capital punishment, is most definately the Lord's work. I wonder what Sister Helen Prejean (author "Dead Man Walking") would say about the Pope's silence?
Googling Sister Helen Prejean I think I already know, here's an excerpt: Sister Helen — "[...] there are basic human rights I believe that every human being has. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the United Nations says it for me. And it says there are two basic rights that can't be negotiated that government doesn't give for good behavior and doesn't take away for bad behavior. And it's the right not to be tortured and not to be killed."