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Get it through your thick meathead, will you. If he is your type of leader, good luck in your "new socialist America. By the way, the leaders, if you are referring to Kennedy as one of your "great leaders," you can have the whole clan of murdering, rapist, womanizing blockers who Massachusetts people look upon as a diety. And keep Barney and his "male brothel boyfriend" too. See ya. From "Richie" with loathe …. Danny dude, I got my education from Terri Heinz's gigolo. That's the hombre who quoted the guys who eyeballed the atrocities "uncovered" by the Winter Soldier tribunal, and then testified that he - and his buddies in arms - had dittoed right along killing babies, raping women and burning entire towns to the ground all just for kicks.

Now, mind you, the tribunal was conducted by Tom Hayden and Hanoi Jane, but the war hero 2 self-inflicted Purple Hearts and 2 maybe legit medals if you really, really squint hard while looking swears that it is all true…twice within the past two weeks. That President Kerry is a slime, low-life, worthless piece of dung is beside the point. Aren't most rat finks? It could be true but I couldn't find anything on it.

Bobby O'Brian, a little education would do you some good. Let's start with some facts. I'm not a Kerry fan.. Florida is part of America. By the time you reach retirement age and your bones can't take the cold any more, Florida will start looking pretty good. I am not positive about the fact so I will stand corrected.

I am glad that you have done the research and have stated the facts. I still feel that Clinton is a sleeze and a coward. You can't change my mind on that. In all reality, none of us here will ever change the mind of another person. What a person believes is the result of life experience. Unless something drastic happens, a democrat will always remain a democrat and a republican will always remain a republican.

It doesn't matter who the candidates are, it is the issues of the party that will determine who wins out. What bothers me is that our political campaigns have become more about mud slinging and less about issues. I have little respect for either side at this point. The candidates quite often come off looking like spoiled children being caught with their hands in the cookie jar. It is sad. Yes, Lorna, I am "Cat's" sister. She and Tom live on Cape Cod, and they are loving it! I will be there in October for my annual trip to New England to catch up with friends and family.

It is the only time of year I really miss New England. Hey Rich, I just got back from volunteering to work all last week in Punta Gorda one of the benefits from working for the state. You can see it on TV, but it's a different story to actually see the devastation up front. I am so glad your family made it safely through.

I worked at the Health Dept. I was totally amazed at the spirit the people from there had! Most of the people we saw were living in homes with black mold growing, no electricity, leaky roofs, and the smell from the Peace river after the sewage spilled in it was like living in a septic tank! But they were pleasant, friendly and just thankful they hadn't lost it all. From what I witnessed last week, if I hear a hurricane of that force is headed for us, I will definitely board up all my windows and put anything of irreplaceable value like family pictures, momentos etc in boxes in my car.

I saw chain link fences looking like the Hulk had just stepped on them and signal posts ripped right out of the ground! Attleboro and No. Attleboro aren't as close to the ocean as the Gulf is to us, but the wind and rain did most of the damage in Punta Gorda. I just want you all to heed the warnings if a force 3 hurricane is headed your way. When you get hit head-on with one that big, it is better to be over-protected than under-protected. All my family is in No. Attleboro and Attleboro, and hopefully they will benefit from my experience.

Take care. As a child it was the coolest thing to us. We loved the big rigs. Anyone know them and what they are doing now??? They were nice to all the kids on the block. Lorna: Yes, I remember Bliss Brothers when it just sold ice cream. I went there after every ballgame. I know Nolan's was on the corner of Maple and Pine. They had the best hot chocolate. I know right across Nolan's, that building was always changing. Hi, Barbara! You are only a few years older than me. I started out at Tiffany School , too.

I went there for the first grade. My teacher was Miss Daisy C. She was a great teacher. Miss Young was still the principal. I lived on Ottawa Street. I think you are related to Kathy Machado who married Tom Kelliher, correct? How are they doing? Richie, the Florida sun bakin' your brain? Try a hat. President Kerry saw the baby killing with his own eyes.

In he claimed to be among the war criminals and just this past Tuesday said that he stands by everything he said in What've you got in Florida? Please, a bunch of retired New Yorker's wearing minks in degree heat, and swamp water crackers picking their noses. Up here in America we are represented by the best of the best. The treatment of the Kurds is an interesting and complicated issue, Lorna.

But the facts in your last posting are still not accurate. Bush Sr. Here is what I found out about both major gassings at the website of the Kurdistan Regional Government www. This is only one of several bitter betrayals of the Kurds by various U. A prime example: George H. Bush urged Iraqis to rise up in and then let Saddam slaughter them when they responded. But as John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things.

I learned a lot by researching it. To: "freemumia aol. Do you know something that we don't? Also, are you saying that you along with he are denouncing your fellow veterans as baby killers? Can we have your name in case you run for some office in the future, since the VVAW is now as defunct as a dead skunk. How can you turn your back on your country like that? We all want babies fed. Ours and those in Iraq and elsewhere. We cannot afford to do it all so we try to help some countries create a better way of life for themselves instead of letting dictators take everything and let their people starve.

Methinks you and your bretheren should study some world history. Socialist, Communist, Nazi bastards who kill their own at the drop of a hat. And you call Nam vets baby killers? Think it over, man, think it over … and thank God you live in a country where you can spout the stuff you do and get away with your life. Owen, you are right, the first time genocide was performed against the Kurds, Reagan was in office. My son also pointed this out to me. George Sr. Remember Desert Storm? Does anyone remember the little building where Bliss Brothers sold ice cream before they built the restaurant?

Sounds like y'all could use a laugh, so here goes: Several years ago, when the IRS changed it's EIC to give more to families with more than one kid, my Dad and brother-in-law were discussing the tax break. My 5-year-old neice was listening in on the conversation and after a spell went running with tears streaming down her face to inform my sister of what she heard. She Iris says me and Mitchell are worth a bunch but she won't pay extra for Coley"! Can't tell ya how hard my sister and I laughed while trying to explain what was really going on to a 5-year-old who thought she was being sold off to the highest bidder!

Yes, I'm another one who started my education at Tiffany School; however, it looks like it was a long time before most of you that are sharing memories. I started in the first grade there in Young was the principal. Yes, some of us are still sitting upright and smiling at those memories. My family and friends' experiences with "Morsies" did not include the truck drivers. We lived on Dale Avenue in Attleboro, and our side of Morse Sand and Gravel was great little ponds to ice skate on and in summer the guys would skinny dip.

Tthere were actual ledges where they hung a rope and jumped down into the water. It is a wonder none of us broke out necks. Well, that's enough from the little old lady in California. Keep those memories coming - and I don't mind the political stuff. I work for the Department of Defense. Fun to see what people on that side of the country think.

As usual, "attvet yahoo. So to "attvett yahoo. Morse Sand and Gravel brings back a lot of memories. I know they were very helpful in keeping Nichol Avenue clear the winter of '' Mom was on bed rest with pregnancy number 9 and was rushed numerous times that winter to Sturdy due to complications. We also have another very vivid memory of MS and G. One day a bunch of us kids were playing out in our yard and the next thing we know a couple of kids with guns were being chased down Nichol Avenue from the playground by a small pick-up from Morse Sand and Gravel.

I guess the kids had been shooting over there and got caught. Anyway, the truck came barreling up Nichol Avenue and the kids with guns I'm guessing they were BB or pellet guns go running through about 12 kids that are playing in the yard back into the woods toward Thurber. The guys from MS and G were screaming and very angry. But the angriest person ended up being my mother who went through the roof when she realized what had happened. The truck chased the kids and I have no idea if they were ever caught.

At that time Thurber Ave was full of woods not many house lots, unlike today. The woods would not have been easy to get through with a pick-up. Boy oh boy, my mother let MS and G have it. I can remember to this day Glen Lawton yelling at the top of his lungs, Hey, everyone hit the deck. We all dropped to the ground and laugh about it to this day. Nancy, do you mean my sister Dana? She would have gone to Finberg Elementary. I see you live in Westerly now. Small world isn't it? OK, a subject change.

It was supposed to come right up Tampa Bay with a 15 to foot storm surge which would have put me and this computer about 5 feet under water. I know what some of you are thinking now, be kind. In doing so, it reduced the damage and death toll by missing Tampa Bay but devastated the good and decent folks an hour and a half to our south.

Though less populated, etc. Fire stations and police stations and even supposedly safe shelters are no more. Businesses are gone. Schools are closed. Electricity is only just creeping back on. Phone service is nil. Even cell phone use is scarce since towers are down. People are living in buildings deemed uninhabitable. Shelters are everywhere and volunteers and volunteer agencies and FEMA are doing their best to help these poor souls.

Lest we forget, "Charley" was not through after it came inland. It then cut a swath upstate through many counties, doing it's damage along the way. Thus, my niece and her family and my sister-in-law in the Punta Gorda area suffered damage, as did my year-ld aunt in assisted living in the Daytona area. All are well, thank God. All are in fine spirits and are moving on to help others as well as get themselves back on track. If any of you have been near a Florida landfall hurricane, you will agree when I say those of you who have not should hope you never are.

Having lived through hurricanes and hurricane threats in new England most of my life, I never have experienced what a warm water category 4 or 5 is capable of 'til now. It is no fun. It is horrible. It is hell on earth. We shall evacuate in short order without argument should this happen again.

Please pray for the good folks who were affected and help in any way you can. Thank you. I see that you are all still present and accounted for. One of my greatest memories about growing up in Wrentham was the Rev. It was with great fondness that I remembered him as I read that he went home to be with the Lord. He was Thinking back to things that he said and taught, I know that he planted seeds in my life that blossomed later.

God put him in my life for a reason, and I thank Him for that. He was a great tennis player, and I was never good enough to play with him, but after the Resurrection, it will be nice to have a game with him on even footing. He was a very special and unique man. His sermons still ring in my heart today. His voice was unique and booming. He spoke with incredible conviction! One time, we forgot to turn his microphone on, and nobody could tell! The first time I ever spoke in church, it was at his prompting.

I was 10 years old. He had me do a reading. It was Romans Chapter 1. I remember because at 10 years old, it was very hard to say the words "sexual immorality"! He loved righteousness and hated iniquity. He encouraged me to serve, and I am grateful for his influence in my life. Today, I am a pastor myself, although not in the Catholic church. He was part of the training in the way that I should go, and I am grateful to God for his influence in my life.

God bless, Joe. Kerry can't escape the truth about his Swift Boat years …,oops, months, so he is claiming the Bush campaign is backing the ads put out by other Swift Boat veterans aimed at his lying and traitorous acts, deeds and testimony before Congress as a mouthpiece for Jane Fonda and the VVAW. In short, he can't hide the truth anymore so it is Bush's fault. What a giganitc lowlife.

Commander in Chief??? God help us all …. Did anyone besides Spit and I go to Tiffany School? My favorite teachers there were Ms. LaFontaine, Mrs. Combs and Ms. Does anyone know what happened to these teachers? They were the best. Sad that Tiffany school is now apartment units. I have such wonderful memories of going to school there. OK all but first grad … that was the worst year, but that school only went up to 4th grade, so I had three excellent years.

Field day at Capron Park was pretty excellent. Still have my blue ribbons for the egg run and potato sack race. The music concerts we did were the best, and Flag Day was so meaningful. Sad that my own kids don't have these wonderful songs sung in their schools anymore. I have taught them to my kids and hope they will pass them on to their own. I didn't find any info at the library on this wonderful old school. If anyone knows where to find history on this old school, let me know. Thank God the greatest ice cream place I went to as a kid is still around!

Bliss Brothers Dairy!! I took my children there and they loved it! The people there where wonderful and they still have the window where you can watch the ice cream being made. I loved school trips there, you knew a free ice cream cone of whatever flavor was awaiting you at the end of the tour.


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    My grandson said, "Ninna, this looks like a good place to be a kid. New England is still the best place to be a kid!!

    Keep those great memories coming. We may not be certain of our future, but one thing for certain is that we sure have some great memories of our past! Hi, Maryann! Glad to see your entry among the other unavoidable entries in here. What a great story about what a family means. Stand up for each other and help each other out when in time of need! They sure would fly around the corner on the bridge over the Ten Mile River. We lived right there on the corner. All day long - everyday - they would fly to and from! In the summer when our windows were open, mom would have to dust everyday because of the trucks!

    My brother Steve and I would go shoot bottles with his BB gun down in back of the sand pits.

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    Oh, what fun we had! My story doesn't come close to yours, Maryann … but it brought back memories. Is this Web site ever gonna go back to being the interesting spot it used to be with people sending out hellos to each other and chatting about the good old days? I mean if we wanted to hear all this political mud-slinging we could just turn on the 6 o'clock news. Where are the local stories? It used to be interesting, but not anymore.

    It really doesn't matter who gets elected; life goes on and not much will change. To Rich, and any other Florida contributors to the Guestbook: hoping all fared well during Bonnie and Charlie. It was devistating to those people in Punta Gorda. We can only imagine. MaryAnn, enjoyed your piece on Morse Sand and Gravel.

    A nice change from all the other stuff on this site. Everyone, have a wonderful day! Bush should have gone after S. That is what it sounds like to me. Please don't try to say you are NOT implying it either, that would be weak. Oh, I get it, you just want to point out how wrong all Republicans are and how wonderful the Clinton gang and all Democrats are. Hmmm, Democrats do something, it is all good, Republicans do something,all bad. Boy, your head is heavy … open up your mind. The bay did make it to my back door, stopped an inch from going in.

    TX Tue August There is an error in the Aug. A second major event took place after the Gulf War when George H. Bush was in office. John clearpoint. I am sure any president would count on them for guidance, before making any military decision. Didn't mean to start any conflict in here. Let's let the people in here enjoy their memories. Texas Sat August I have a story to share about Morse Sand and Gravel, or maybe it's more about a brother standing up for his little siblings. It would have been about I was 7 and I had two younger sisters and two older brothers.

    The truck stopped and out jumped a 6'2", pound driver. He told Steven "I'll be back for you after work. The driver said ,"Yes sir," got back in his truck and drove very slowly down the road. That driver never did go over 25 miles an hour 'round our corner again! I then heard my dad ask Steven, "Weren't you afraid he'd hurt you?

    Rich, I don't much care for your opinions but I have been hoping that you are OK down there in Florida. Tell us how y'all are fairing. On another subject: We made it through the storm that was supposed to come straight up Tampa Bay and down our throats. Good for us it made that dramatic right turn which was only "called" by VIPER and ignored by most officials.

    Included in that group is my sister-in-law who is widowed and she rode it out in her home all alone. She said it was horrible but she felt her home was strong enough to take it. We spoke to her yesterday but have not been able to contact her yet today. If any of you have lived through a hurricane threat in Florida, you will agree when I say it is no fun.

    When they predict an foot storm surge up Tampa Bay into the downtown area, that is some scary stuff. Anyhow, we are safe and will now try to contact my sister-in-law again.

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    Take care, all. I'm with Bill on this one. Nothing will change no matter who gets in! Politics have become a national soap opera for people like Rich and John to engage in never-ending pissing contests over. The fact is that the "system" is flawed no matter who is elected. Do you really think anything will change much no matter who gets elected?

    What big changes will take place for common people like us? Rich, talk about mincing words! How about if I say, "People who think like Rich Howard are complete idiots. I am not saying you are an idiot, after all. If you actually read what I wrote, you will see that I did not in any way "mince words and lead people to believe I Rich said YOU spit on vets. You have been watching too much propaganda on Fox TV.

    I don't know where you got the idea that I had to respond to every one of your inane pronouncements either. Look, Rich, you're going to vote for Bush unless he gets caught in bed with Michael Jackson and even then you'll blame it on Clinton. You can ramble on all you want, but I agree with Jan from Taunton, this is getting boring. Does anyone have any stories to share about "Moresy's sp?

    Morse Sand and Gravel during the '50s and '60s? It has been interesting to read all the arguments lately. I didn't know what that was until a couple of years ago when a former Marine told me. I saw my dad in a different light. He was the bravest man I ever knew. He cut his foot on a coral reef and nearly lost it, but because he wasn't "in battle" he refused his Purple Heart. Wars are full of these kinds of incidents. There are many more men out there who probably got Purple Hearts that for non-battle cuts and scratches who should have turned them down. Who are we to determine the measure of a man?

    A scratch to some is nothing to others. Fear is a powerful thing. It can overtake us in a heartbeat and we don't realize it until it is gone. I have no respect for John Kerry. He is two-faced. I have little respect for George Bush because of what he did to John McCain in the primary race before the last election. Now, regarding Bill Clinton, the coward should have gone into Iraq when Saddam Hussein performed genocide against the Kurds. That is when we should have done something!

    Instead he let S. If you are angry at anyone, be angry at the coward who dodged the draft and became commander-in-chief! Only in America!!!! This site has become a real strain to read. I thought it was all about "Hey, how are ya? Remember this and that? It's a pity! Okay, first of all, I never said John Owen spat on anyone. I said "people who think like John Owen. Also he is the one who made the Vietnam-Iraq comparison, not me. Also if our so-called allies had joined this fight with us before we went to Iraq, maybe this would all have been over with by now.

    So, John, you want it both ways. You are a vet lover who brought supplies but you want us to turn our back on everyone who needs us because it is G. Most importantly, you have tried to mince words and lead people to believe I said YOU spit on vets. I never said that and you know it. Find a program, John, and get with it. Stop flopping around. Was there any truth in my last entry? You pick a spot and ZOOM.