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OOPs! I got distracted before commenting on the Zoom idea! I don’t know what a Zoom meeting is but I would love to participate! Explanations and info needed! 🙂
a very difficult question with no simple answer. As a responsible gun owner and sincere Constitutionalist, I am sympathetic to both sides. Unfortunately, however, we cannot eliminate senseless evil by eliminating firearms. I do agree, however, that I see very little reason for the ownership of certain types of weapons. When I ponder this though, I remember that the police in Paris carried machine guns! EEK!
Wow! Best of luck Jamie!
I’m Curious–do any od you out there still have your t-shirts with the duck logo on them? My shirts have lasted FOREVER and I still wear them. 🙂
Teehee! Thanks for the explanation-I still felt I was standing on my head! 🙂 I realized how negative my post sounds and I would just like to say that I have always had tremendous respect for Charlaine and am in awe of her talent! She worked REALLY hard to write the amazing series that we all enjoy, and I am very proud that I made some contribution to a bid of it. She definitely did not deserve the ugliness at the end of Sookie! I am just thrilled that we can continue to enjoy her books and The Aurora movies on Hallmark-and didn’t I hear her newest series was to be picked up for tv? I consider Charlaine a friend and I have wonderful memories of the antics of the fan club in the early years!
Do any of the original club members ever meet at conventions or have gathering like we once did. I would love to see some of the ‘old guard’ again. 🙂
I hated what happened at the end because, quite frankly, I felt like I was dropped on my head! I had been very active with the fan club (I organized it!) and the other activities in support of Charlaine and then, after several years, it suddenly ended for me. Quite a few of the “old guard” were still active but I felt I was seemingly deliberately excluded. The last conference I attended I came into the hotel restaurant for breakfast and saw all the club members at a table having a meet with Charlaine which I knew nothing about! I got the drift finally and left the hotel that day. I never had ANYTHING to do with the unpleasantness as far as I know so I was quite disturbed.
I was frankly bumfuzzled (!) by all the drama at the end of Sookie’s saga. I knew since my first interview with Charlaine back in 2005 who Sookie would end up with but I just enjoyed the ride! We had such a wonderful time when the fan club organized and we began to become active that I could not believe that there would be such a ruckuss at the end! Charlaine was ALWAYS such a good sport and was so creative and involved with the fans that I could not really understand those that were so ugly at the end.
Crossfox, are you a member of the “BDH” (Book Devouring Horde)? 🙂
Crossfox, I am also addicted to Innkeeper. I actually became friends with Ilona years ago when she came to one of the fan club parties Charlaine had during Romantic Times. She and Gordon are such nice people and I love their web site.
I had a very touching moment yesterday which I would like to share. 🙂 Hubby and I went to visit daughter #2 yesterday (Sunday mid-afternoon) to see her home, which she was VERY excited about. She lives in the “family” home which she “bought” from us about six years ago. She has had a lot of changes in her life since she took over the property, including a divorce about 5 years ago and a remarriage late last year. Her first husband I won’t comment much upon other than to say he never took ANY interest in caring for or improving the property. Since she was the primary bread winner she was usually simply too exhausted to do much more than mow the grass on the weekends, though she loves the place and wanted to take care of it. Well husband #2 is a whole different person! (YAY!) He is proud of the home and seems to love working in the yard and caring for the property as much as she does. This weekend they cleaned out the house, and by that I mean got rid of all the living room furniture, cleaned the house completely and got new furniture and rugs for the living room. Her husband is the manager of a local business and has a group of Mexican workers who have become their friends and they hired them to come and work in the yard, clearing the land around a creek that runs though the front of the house. I always thought this was a BEAUTIFUL area but my husband and I had both worked and didn’t have the resources to do much in the yard so we were THRILLED when we visited to see how wonderful it looked with all the trees trimmed and the grass mowed and the banks of the creek cleared out! My daughter told me how she had taken her friend who was the man in charge of the group out before they started to show him the area where she had buried the babies she had lost, two miscarriages and a late term still birth, 🙁 and asked that they just cleaned the area a bit and she would take care of it later. Well, when we finally arrived to admire all the work they had done, we all visited for a while and the men went back over to continue to load up the huge amount of limbs and yard trash to haul it away. Emily came to me and, with tears in her eyes, told me she wanted to show me something. She led me back to where I knew my little grandbabies were buried and I was surprised to see it had been cleaned off and around the area was planted a group of beautiful wild azaleas. The small stone we had installed had been carefully cleaned and reinstalled so it was more easily seen and the area had a barrier of wooden timbers around it. It looked lovely and cared for. Emily and I both stood and cried a bit about the kindness of these good men who had simply come out to help her husband, their friend, to clear some land. After all the negative things I had been seeing on tv and all around in this country right now, it was so heartwarming to just ponder the kindness of these friends.
Having fine weather for a while! Enjoying it! Everyone here is out doing spring sprucing up and readying yards for summer gardens.
I am fine. Covid test was negative. YAY! just having my usual horrible reaction to weather! We have another low pressure system moving in so I am crawling back to bed! This pain is unbearable at times!
thinking I have finally contracted covid. UGH!! Hugged my sweet daughter after she had it. Love can get you!
We are supposed to have 20 degree weather tomorrow so I am settling into my recliner with my comfy afghan and a good book!