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From: JavaNY


Hi Susan,

When my youngest niece complained about nonsense in HS, I'd tell her how her great-grandmother at 16 got in a boat, probably steerage, came to a country where she knew nobody, didn't speak English, was swindled out of all the money she came with, and she never complained. My niece would ask me if I knew any stories from this century.  

I'd tell her brother that when his grandfather was not much older than him, he was living in a barracks, getting shot at by the nazis he was trying to bomb. He didn't find it relevant either. 

So, I smile and talk baseball. 

I felt some raindrops as I was headed home but I don't think we had much rain. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  Not sure about taking the pups out this morn, We're still under

the smoke particle alert.  Could see the smoke in the air all day Tuesday.  Guess I will go outside and

see how it is.  We're about 500 miles from the fires. 

Brother and his wife didn't have kids.  She had kids in her previous marriage but they aren't around

much, some to help her.  They probably did a lot for them but many years ago and people forget.

If he had someone there to care for him all the time he would probably live another decade.  Neither

my sister or me want to give up our lives to take around the clock care of him.  He could still get away

with some of this stuff even with total care.  Would have to take his phone away from him.  My daughter's

mother in law lost her money in scams.  She just worked around anyone that tried to help her.  Last I looked

he still had picture of his credit card on facebook.  It's to blurry to read.  I told him to delete it, don't know

if he did.  His friend wants me to help get him into a home but he will just copy his wife.  Will stop eating and

taking his meds until he dies.

My dad was in D-Day and those other well known battles in Europe in WW2.  I only heard him talk about

it once in the last 2 years he was alive.  Then only about the camp he waited in for D-Day.  He did tell me

he walked across Europe with a duffel bag on his back.  Was when I was talking about the drill sergeant

making me run around the platoon while it was running with a duffel gag.  I was limping from a ankle

injury I got before I joined.

Have a great day all.



From: Kittyarnold


We had the right about...thankfully it has been mild....so no problem...just want to get the biopsy done etc....just to know what we are facing helps dealing with a crisis if you know what it is....lol...have a good one....


From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Watching the nightly news tonight with the pictures of NYC ~ certainly an alarming situation shown.  Our local news calls for some smoke to arrive in the Cleveland area tomorrow and tomorrow night ~ so we will have to keep ourselves apprised of the local conditions.  Not a good thing for those who have outside jobs and respiratory conditions.

Cool here but a bike ride tonight is in order.  They have begun the annual blowing of mulch in the large island flower beds.  Individual condos will be arriving after.

Stay safe.  Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Looks as if your area is being hit also with the smoke from Quebec.  I watched the nightly news and the situation in NYC looks dire.  

I’m watching two sparrows….one feeding the other a kernel of the new bird seed…one at a time!

Off on a bicycle ride through the area tonight.

Stay safe.  Susan



From: Susan1206


Hi Carolyn,

You are probably very busy with your grandson now that school is over.

My youngest daughter goes to a private nursery school and today, a car struck two of her little classmates as they were being walked from the soccer field to the school.  Apparently, an ignorant driver went around a utility vehicle and struck two five year old boys.  Thankfully, the boys were taken to the hospital and then released with no significant injuries.  Just goes to show one that even though the teachers are so responsible and followed all of the rules, drivers are unpredictable.   

Lovely day here.  Minimal amount of smoke from the Quebec fires…maybe some tomorrow.



From: JavaNY


Hi Susan,

I was out this morning and there was definitely a fire smell. I normally go to my office on Thursday but will not tomorrow. The Air Quality Index is 280 here, but I don't think I ever paid attention to it before. I looked at a map and was surprised it was not higher in New England or Quebec itself. 

I'm sure the new exaggerates a bit. We are lucky it has been relatively cool. I assume it would be worse if it was hotter, but I don't know.


sounds horrible about those two five year olds. You just never know what's going to happen. Another reason for loving each other everyday. 

Yes I have a Ray day each week and we do something different every week. Today we went to the fun center near us. His friends were there also and they played and had fun. Miniature golf, bounce house.etc.  It was very hot.  I'm sure the other mothers were saying "poor grandma.". Having been a teacher for so long, one child is easy peasy.  And Ray is such a good guy.  

Any news from Kitty?  Thinking of her often. 

Take care.  Hugs. Carolyn


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Hope you get the biopsy soon and it's not to hard to deal with.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Carolyn, Paul, and all.  The AQI air quality reached 460 here yesterday but it's raining now and backing

down into the 300s.  Supposed to clear up for a while Thursday afternoon but the wind stays from the north until Saturday so

might be back after the clearing.  We've pretty much stayed indoors since this started, late Tuesday or something like that.  We

go outdoors but don't do any work or stay out long.  Even when the sun is out looks like it's ready to start raining and the sun is

just a red circle in the sky.

Glad the kids hit by the car are alright.  Hope Kitty's biopsy is soon and is better news than they're expecting.

I got my transceiver out yesterday and tried to figure out a work around for the ribbon cable that's damaged, ordered it April 7th

but has to come from Japan and still no word.  I can't see a solution but I was stuck indoors so thought I would try.

Our grandson came over Tuesday thinking he could swim this week if the weather was like all of last week but we are stuck in this

smoke.  So he's using his 3d goggles to play games if that's what you call them.  I've never looked through them.

Air quality still not good enough to walk the dogs this morn and raining anyway.  So the elliptical for me like yesterday morning.  Wife

plans on taking the dogs down to the pet store to walk them around one at a time this afternoon if doesn't clear up.  Smells bad and the

air is hazy all day.

Have a good day all.