“Well, what do you know. I never meet people from there, but then I live in New Orleans. Both my grandparents and my dad were from there. My grandad was the racing commissioner and I grew up on a breeding farm out side Detroit. My dad was a trainer and track steward at Highland Park. My grandparents lived on the farm with us until my dad's sudden unexpected death. They moved back to Owosso into that house next to the Castle. My my mom took me and my brother back to Louisiana where she was from. We spent every summer with my grandparents until I was 15. By that time, my grandpa was dead and my grandmother had moved into an apt on Elm St. She lived until 1973. I haven't been back since and I long to, it will be sad to see something else where the house used to be. When I was little, the Castle was not the tourist site it is today. I loved my grandparents dearly, they were wonderful people and they adored me. Those summers were idyllic. I don't know if I have ever known such peace. There was a little door in the side of the house by the service porch. I asked my grandma what it was for. She said it was for the milk man to put the milk in so it wouldn't freeze in the winter. How clever, there is nothing like that in the South.”
“Yes, it was two doors down. There was one house between my grandparents and the Castle. I used to play there every day when we would go visit. My Grandparents lived at 402 River St. which does not exist any long, the street name or the house they lived in. I have a pic of my in front of the Castle. I loved it, it's little turret and sloping walkway. It was small but so charming. I liked it even more when I read that Mr. Curwood was a writer and he used to sit up in the turret and write, how romantic. This was in the 50's and I used to walk to downtown and buy clothes for my dolls at the dime store, I would always have a Vernor's ginger ale while I was there. I went to the movies with my scaredy cat brother and we saw this science fiction thing called This Island Earth. It had a robot in it that terrified me. The bedroom I stayed in looked over the corner where the castle was and I had a nightmare that robot came out of the Castle and walked to my grandparents house to get me.”
“Some of those (good portion of those in fact) are being cancelled because they are now illegal because they cover NOTHING. Or as close to it was possible.”
wakeup456 on Dec 9, 2013 at 08:35:28
“That was a given..... NOW dispute the math !!!! 29,000 or even 100,000 a month makes it YEARS before we are even at where we are NOW, let alone provide coverage for the millions of uninsured... assuming things continue to run smoothly. The circle is completed !”
“You do know policies get cancelled every year, right? You know that's how the process works?”
wakeup456 on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:01:31
“Between 4 and 15 million all at once is your theory on how the process works !!
"...I'd have more faith in the value of your two cents if you could spell..." ... delete "could spell" and enter "weren't making jokes".”
“I'd have more faith in the value of your two cents if you could spell.”
wakeup456 on Dec 6, 2013 at 08:30:42
“Yea right... I'm sure you dismiss ALL posts where they fat-finger a typo. LOL !!
You SHOULD concern yourself with the "real value" of YOUR post. Obviously without the typo you would have had to actually tried to adress the facts of my post.
BTW - I dropped a "d" in the above just so you could rationalize another dismissal !!”
“Interesting how some of you say 4 and 9 and 15 million cancelled.
Settle on one lie, please.”
beth422 on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:57:26
“Changeling: It's kinda like the Obama/Dem/Lib/Progressive lie...it started with 30 million without insurance then it was 40 million and now it's reached 50 million.
Settle on one lie, please.”
wakeup456 on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:26:03
“Blame the media on that one.... some skew the numbers for the administration and some against.... but even taking the average (at 9 million) you are looking at a break even of over 300 months - feel all cosy now ?”
“Diane deserved no empathy as she did nothing whatsoever to foster it in those around her.
It's like a waitress demanding 20% from you when she's sullen and surly and annoyed that you're even there, doesn't check on you, and plops your plate on the table after she spits in your food.
There are certain base criteria in service that have to be met before she gets 20%.
Same with empathy. A person has to engage in a certain level of positive social interaction with those around them before they should expect anyone to feel badly for them. You can be frustrated without being insulting and taking it out on people who literally have no more control over the situation than you do, even though they're employees.
Shorter: You can't treat people like refuse and then have the gall to expect sympathy for your position.
Diane deserved what she got.”
rafaelrobyns on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:47:40
“I missed the part in this story where Elan was treated like refuse. Because his sensitive ears were violated? I could see more easily where he directly and personally treated her like refuse. The waitress in your story might not deserve 20%, but everyone deserves empathy.”