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In Honor of our Soldiers ~ I Thank You

Updated on May 25, 2013

I’m not one for conflict and I do not like to fight,

But sometimes there are moments when defending’s only right.

You do not ask to go away, but you’re ready, nonetheless.

When your courage is called upon, in fatigues, do you dress.

It’s not a fight you’re looking for, just protection for your love

Family, friends and strangers, the sweet ground and all above.

We worry about your safety while you’re gone, ensuring ours

The only connection we have with you is sharing the same stars.

You were our hero when you drove away,

To protect our freedom for another day.

There’s both fear and pride in our hearts

Each time our soldiers’ plane departs.

Every time the telephone rings

Oh the terror with it brings.

Sometimes, no news is best of all

I cannot bear a soldier’s fall.

But even when you don’t come home

You really haven’t fallen

The simple truth; you’re still needed

But this time, it's God who's callin’

I cannot thank you half enough, for what you do for me

You run into hostile lands and away from your family.

You are the reason I can walk through parks

The reason I hear children laugh and even doggy's bark.

You are the reason I can sit at my table

A family dinner in a home that is stable.

You are to thank for all I can do

For all your dedication, I’m grateful to you.

I’m grateful for your families who let you go and fight

Who missed you on the sunny days and cried for you at night.

You will not be coming home, I will try hard not to fret

For you, my soldier heroes, I NEVER will forget.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a celebration; remembering all the brave and courageous soldiers that have died protecting us, but let us give thanks and honor their memory every day as they do not only fight for us one day a year!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ahh... that goes to show how far behind I am in my emails! I'm on my way :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ahh... that goes to show how far behind I am in my emails! I'm on my way :D

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Cat,

      One is done. The 20 Greatest Hosts of Television, was published yesterday. The other will be some time today or tonight.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      You came over! Thank you, it means a lot to me! I only hope I did you honorable soldiers some justice in my write. You're all heroes to me!

      Thanks sweet friend of mine... and how are those hubs of yours coming :p ?

      I'll be waiting :D

      Cat

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Cat,

      What a beautiful tribute to service men and women. You are amazing. I just marvel at your emotional connection in every thing you write. The images and the words are breathtaking. Thanks, voted up!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Ziyena, I really appreciate the compliment and the visit. Thanks again!

      Cat

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      ziyena 4 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      Cat ... This is beautiful. Voting UP

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ha ha... well, we are very much alike, so I can only imagine you must've had as twisted a family as me, for us to have turned out so similar :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      I'm not gonna talk crazy family members....hahaha.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      No, I'm guessing you have some interesting family reunions, but if there's nothing to say, well :D

      Hey, you'd go home and rock in a corner, sucking your thumb, asking "WHY?" after attending my family reunions :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      I"m gonna assume that's sarcasm, 'cause I got nothin' to say to that!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      No shan... I didn't know anything about The Mississippi Squirrel Revival connection... but I was very curious who this Uncle Harve of yours was... must make for some interesting family reunions :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      OMG, I just realized how that question sounds!!! I'm gonna blush now. Of course you know it was in reference to The Mississippi Squirrel Reviva, dontcha?

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh my goodness... I did spend much of the day in the garden... either the weed eater or maybe heat stroke? :p

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      That's a might big confusin, sis. :-p Did the weed eater in Uncle Harve's Fruit of the Looms get ya?

      CONFUSION!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yeah... maybe I'm getting it confused with the 'It's me again Margaret' :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      nope. lol but you probably read refrences to it on hubpages.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Lol... seriously though... was I there? lol

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Girl, you're just nuts! :-D We're all pots and kettles here anyway, or so it seems.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yeah, inide joke between you and her or you and me? Lol... I kind of remember it happening... unless of course you say I wasn't there and then I'll deny the memory :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Haha...I'm talking to you about why she signed off as Ms. Pot and why I called myself Ms. Kettle. :-p

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Are you talking to me or Nellianna? 'Cause, I almost think I recollect that, unless of course, it was you and Nellienna.... and then, no... I don't remember? lol

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      In case you're wondering, the Ms. Pot and Ms. Kettle thing was another "inside joke". Haha...it was my way of letting her know one night that she was the pot calling the kettle black after she suggested I get some sleep. I told her something like, "this kettle will got to bed soon, Ms. Pot."

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      What'd you do? Call the New York Times and tell 'em they had a rebel on their hands? :D What are the chances? After this Cat from NYS asks the people of HP how much sleep the get, New York Times publishes an answer? Ha ha... they did say average has gone from more than eight to six and a half... see?

      Ms. Pot, as time permits... I'll be reading the hub of yours I've had open for 2 days! Time better permit, shortly after dinner! :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Shan, I hope when you say it’s a crock, you’re not talking about yours specifically, but the scores in general. I’d be smiling with the 97… and probably saying ‘Yeah, these things are accurate, you know!’ :D

      Trust me, I practically live on this site and my score bounces, usually never to awfully high, but as soon as I’m away for a half a day… it plummets!

      Weeded the garden, mowed the lawn, now these kid people want food? Go figure!

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Well, that was a nice smack in the face! Just kidding...I really can understand the points of that article, Nellieanna. As I mentioned above, I've witnessed the poor health effects little to no sleep has on someone, especially over a prolonged period of time. Leave it to you to go find something like that, though. ;)

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      To Whom It May Concern: (including any and all kettles present)

      'SLEEP ISN'T A LUXURY; IT'S A NECESSITY". Observe this New York Times article about that:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/health/31brody.h...

      Thank you,

      Ms. Pot

      ps - More, as time permits. Thank ya'll for your fantastic replies.

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      That score's a crock! It goes up and down, and when I don't have time to interact much, it really goes down. That was actually a question I tried to ask last night...but as per earlier statements and things not posting when the net goes down. . .

      Yeah. . .well. . .life outside beckons. What can I say? Live it!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Hey, I'm anti-violent too! In fact, I just commented on a hub about Ghandi yesterday, written my mr-veg.

      Look at the trouble I started by asking a question? Lol, for one, this sleep thing has been something that everyone has been talking about lately and I thought, 'how good a question', also, I'm sick of getting my HP updates showing a big fat red arrow in regards to question views, so I figured it was time to ask a question... I just want the red to go away :D

      How am I gonna catch up to and your hubber score with my question, if you're posting them too :D lol.

      Ha ha... well then, I'm not suffering either!

      Hey, I have to run out to garden for a few minutes, so if I seem to not be responding, that's why ;-)

      ...and I was wanting to write a hub today, but I'm thinking... it ain't gonna happen :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      No, no shoe bashing. I'm anti-violent, but eh, I can take or make a joke. . .let me think some more on that. . .

      Hahah...don't do it all - only wish I could. If I could run, I'd be a lot healthier! Running kills my knees. I used to walk everywhere though. Perhaps I should start that again.

      Yes, yes. It does take talent to cook like that, does it not? Hehehe And, yes, I'm okay. Just thought it might be a funny detail to include if I did it right.

      By the way . . . did I ever claim to be sane? That's questionable to some. :D But. . .you know what "they" say. . .I'm not suffering from insanity - I enjoy every minute of it! But, shhhh....don't tell those nice young men in their coats when they come to take you away to the funny farm!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ha ha! How do you do it all? A marathon, kids, revisions, poetry, friendships… keeping your sanity? :D You’re not going to stroke out on me are you? Oh, the magic of feet and their locating capabilities, ha ha ha, you okay? Burning scrambled eggs? Oh my gosh, I’m laughing quite hysterically right now and I’m not sure if I should feel bad about it? :D Breath? I’d think you’d be crying, lol.

      And yes, for the record, you look like you’ve been on a spinach eating marathon, lol. Oh my goodness, my stomach hurts! Ha ha. Repulsive? No way, I haven’t laughed this hard in a while, but I bet my neighbors are scared of the cackling booming from my den window :D

      Yeah, I’m supposed to be weeding my garden, but no… I sit on the computer, contemplating a nap, neither of which, is weeding the garden :D

      And who’s complaining? Want me to beat ‘em over the head with my shoe? (I’ve offered you this before, no?) :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh, I just ran a stinkin' marathon....or ran around like a chicken with my head cut off! Kept trying to submit revisions to a client with a precise deadline and the net was not cooperating in the slightest! I finally got it to work with only seconds to spare.In the meantime, I found a broken piece of lightbulb in the carpet with my foot and practically burnt some scrambled eggs. Whew! Now I can catch a breath.

      You'll have to love me inspite of my spinahch. I can see the cover now. . .big, green, toothy grin. :D Of course, if I'm jsut too repulsive, I understand too. Haha

      What's wrong with a nap if you can take one? Feeling run down can possilby lead to more issues. There's this person I've known for well over 10 years now that hardly ever sleeps more than 3-4 hours at night until she gets so run-down that her body can't take anymore and she's sick for days on end. I'm talking, really sick. Her immune system shuts down until she literally can't fight off the colds and the flus or worse.

      I know I'm kind of the pot calling the kettle black since I am a night owl by nature, and always have been, but I've seen firsthand what not enough sleep really does to someone. As much as I want and try to do it all and really enjoy the night hours (even feel more productive during them sometimes), I've realized that when I need sleep, I need sleep. People can complain if they will, and maybe I'd get less complaints if I changed my habits, but my point is that if it is needed, it's needed.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Hey, shan, that borning novel you talk about... will you be getting it published? Is it a tell-all about spinach? :D

      Yeah, I guess if the internet isn't connected, it doesn't matter how many times you push submit, that stinks! The phone deal? That's crappy too and trust me, I can relate. I think I've overcharged my phone so much that I've fried the battery and it's dead more than it's not.

      Cats in a bag, ha ha! :D

      Yeah, I'm starting to reevaluate this whole sleep concept myself. Like today, I'm feeling so beat, all I want to do is take a nap and anything I do until or if that happens is draining and probably low quality, not to mention takes longer to do. It's like running in slow motion. Fortunately, knock on wood, I don't get sick, so the worst is just run down, as of now :D

      I know, I too like the night. I no longer feel guilty about doing chores, nor do I have to worry about tending to anyone and so my mind is free to be dedicated to what I'm doing.

      Yeah! I guess I'll have to check my spam folder! I hope I didn't delete spam yesterday!

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      I did copy it last night, actually, but if the internet wasn't connected, it woudln't send. And I couldn't check to see. I really just got frustrated enough to close the laptop and forget about trying. It wasn't even submitting an assignment I'd taken the time to write. It would work for a second or two and then go down again. . .literally only a matter of seconds.

      Telephone wont' stay on either, since it is through the internet provider. I've been accused of hanging up on people, something I rarely do because it is a pet peeve of mine. I'd have to be in an extremely heated discussion to even consider the thought. Maybe they'll get it all fixed today.

      Cat's could never be confined to bags without a rucous. :D

      Hey sister, go sister, soul sister (sorry, couldn't resist) don't feel bad about my sleep habits, or lack thereof! I know when I need more when I start to see purple under my eyes or bags or both. LOL. My lack of a better sleep schedule has to do with trying to do too much, but I want to do it all! The only problem is that I cannot unless I stay up "just a little bit longer." Besides, I think, I am sometimes more productive at night - when it comes to getting writing assignments done, anyway. Less distractions, except for maybe great friends like you But, you're a welcome distraction ;) and I can answer in between paragraphs of other writing tasks or house keeping tasks was the case the other day.

      You know what...I am reminded of childhood sleepovers. . .

      As for just one of those things. . .probably wouldn't hurt to develop a better sleep schedule, and contrary to how it seems, more is likely to be accomplished with more sleep rather htan less due to more energy and less illness, if you get sick often (I don't until I go a while with little to no sleep). It's certainly not fun to start the day off feeling poorly rested. On the other hand, "that 2:30 feeling" is not so fun either. Perhaps a combination of more sleep and better excercise is in demand? Tis what I need anyhow. I've noticed that when I am more active, I have more energy and don't feel quite as sluggish even with little rest. Also, if I sleep for certain amounts of times verses other amounts, it makes a difference. But. . . I"ll shut up before I write a borning novel about sleep habits no one else cares about. Hehe.

      By the way. . .don't know if it spammed ya, but I sent the lyric idea I was mentioning to your email. You interested? In assisting with lyrics, that is?

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yes, shan, I did know you were magic like that :D

      When my computer is acting up, or the internet... I will copy my reply, then hit submit, then refresh the page to make sure it actually appeared and if it's not there, I paste and submit again :D

      One time, I had left a comment on someone's hub who I've never communicated with prior and when I visited the page a few days later my comment wasn't there. I thought about reposting it, as I thought it was kind of funny, but then I wondered if the hub author didn't deny it in the first place :D Too bad if that wasn't the case. He'll never know I was there!

      I appreciate you not letting the CAT out of the bag in regards to Nellianna ;-) ... she's something else in't she?

      I don't feel better you didn't sleep well last night, in fact I feel bad. I have to admit... my eyes are heavy and I'm not happy about it because the day is just starting and I'm not feeling rested myself. :-(

      Reason for poor night's sleep? Or just one of those things?

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Haha...BAM! I'm magic like that, didn't ya know? I show up when and where you least expect me. hehe

      Well, this particular time is more of an internet issue! It probably crapped out as it was trying to post the reply. My only option is wireless, though, and when the network has problems, so do I.

      I'd never tell Nellieanna that you think she's a special lady, as does everyone else around here. Her head might get too big for that imaginary pillow of hers. ;) But, I love her to pieces. So, we'll just keep it a secret that there is so much to admire and respect about her.

      P.S.- Ms. Kettle didn't sleep much last night either, if it makes you feel any better!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Shan, where’d you come from? Ha ha… as I was posting my novel response to Nellianna’s novel response, BAM!!! There you were :D

      You seem to have some awfully crappy luck with responses; I’ve seen you refer to this issue on several hubs… I’d be getting quite frustrated by now if I were you :-(

      She’s a special lady, that Nellianna. (Don’t tell her I said so, but I think she’s just an undercover softy :D )

      Hugs and love to you too sis!

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Cat! I had a reply to your comment last night that was supposed to have gone through...but. . . well. . . yeah....the short of it was that yes, I do know those songs. And the more I get to know you, the more I see we are very much alike in many uncanny ways.

      Do you hear Ms. Nellieanna? She won't send internet woes, but she'll put up a plank for us to virtually walk to our doom as shark food instead! :-p

      Nellieanna, you're a total delight! I suppose I could've waited in the truck, but what would've been the point? I was already soaked from teh moment it hit. Guess you saw for yourself when it got to you how heavy it was. Plus, it frankly didn't occur to me to hop in on the driver's side while my hubby was conveniently in the store. He did manage to do just htat when he came out, though. Maybe I should've gone around and hopped on in nad let him pull the nozzle out before he drove off with a new tail for the truck! I would've been just as wet either way, though.

      Hugs and love to you both.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Dear Nellieanna,

      Oh I must say you sent me to bed laughing this last ‘night’. Just as I was surrendering to the sleepy lids, this came in. How could I not peek at what the oh-so-interesting and spunky Nellieanna had to say? I laughed and even attempted to start a reply, but me brain had turned to mush and I figured I’d ought to wait until I’ve slept at least a couple hours before replying, as to not punish you with decoding my typo-filled, inappropriate word usage, attempt at a response. Now, I’m sure you’ll get the same, but at least, I’ve slept :D

      Perhaps your standards or idea of better judgment a bit harsh and maybe you’re a bit hard on yourself? :D

      Let me know when those memoirs are complete, I’ll be interested.

      I will say I have to agree, though I’m sure you’re not surprised. Adequate sleep is a requirement for good health and longevity and despite the idea that I feel it is a waste of time, it may also be a giver of time in the long run. I too enjoy sleep itself and find this more so, as years go on; I just wish there were more hours in the day, in which I would probably still avoid giving too many of them to sleeping. I might be compelled to ask your secrets regarding upping the quality of sleep, as that, I have yet to figure out. Is there a positive correlation between drooling and quality of sleep? :D

      I’m pleased to hear you’re accepting of the burden equitability and I shall be honoring that promise today!

      I would just assume you not eliminate superfluous words as they add both confusion and color to my life and I like a challenge :D

      I respect your authority and so, I will accept your decisions regarding your judgments in how you conduct yourself and your business.

      You’re as strong woman; I wouldn’t expect you to take order, though I assume you recognize good advice when you hear it.

      Spontaneity is a lovely concept. Some may argue, that is exactly what gets people like you and I in trouble, but it also contributes to making us the magical beings we are.

      It is your opinion and you’re entitled to it, but I would argue that you have diarrhea of the mouth or ‘quill’ as you put it. Unless of course, diarrhea of the mouth is a new term for delightfully entertaining :D

      A poet too? Is there anything you can’t do? :D

      Good mornin’, good mornin’ ~ Cat

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      . . . er . . . 'remove the nozzle'. . . . I've yet to try to cram the entire pump into the slot! haha. NOW I'm silly. . . yawn. . . zzzzzzzzzzzz. . . .

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Shan - Yikes! Pumping gas and caught in that deluge! Yikes! "Wall of rain" describes it very accurately! It moved across the countryside like a bulldozer, but it cleared out almost as fast as it came, at least it did over here.

      Could you have waited it out in the truck, maybe? In inclement weather, I sometimes start the pump going and sit it out inside the Explorer. Just have to remember to get back out and remove the pump from the slot in the car! Would be embarrassing to drive off and pull the whole apparatus out of its concrete island and drag it along behind me!

      If I thought blaming me for your internet woes would actually help, I might accept it. However, it won't and I don't. I'd never order up troubles even for my worst enemy, much less for a dear friend, even in jest! I often wonder about the ESP powers, though. They might come in handy in some instances!! ;-)

      The calm prevails now and I actually am going to turn in now!!

      Here I go-o-o-o-o - - - zzzzzzzzzzzzz. . . .

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Cat ~

      Tsk tsk! ;-}

      I'm a lady, maybe silly at times, but not in this case. My judgment directed me and following it suits my self-respect. Failure to measure up to my standards or better judgment would be very silly of me and would, indeed, do harm. But thank you for the compliment and reassurance. :-) I understand.

      99% of my comments would make hubs. My list of 'potential hubs', both from my comments and every-other-thought grows bigger'n a hub! I'm saving them for my memoirs now! Another reason to apply good judgment about placement!

      I would say exactly the same thing about my own sleep habits, starting when I was a kid in my youth bed. Even then, I hated wasting time on sleep even more than I enjoyed sleep, though I did and do. In the lengthy interim, however, I've learned, though, several valuable things about that. One is that good health and longevity, both of which I highly value, do require adequate sleep. I've also learned how to 'up' the quality of the sleep I do get, in whatever amount, which mitigates the frequent short supply and/or bizarre timings of it in any 24-hr. period.

      OK, I accept the 'burden' equitability! :-) No problem!! We're on a roll! Whoo-hoo!

      Same here, about making promises; but, you see, I DID promise, both in my mind and 'out loud', and realized that publishing the humongous reply I'd written would have been a simultaneous failure to keep it, - even as I thought & said it! So I opted to not. Doesn't mean I'll never do it, though. We shall see. I might even learn to eliminate superfluous words to say it shorter, though I kind of like my wording too. hehe

      I reserve the authority to judge probable effects of my actions and to decide whether to alter them, accordingly. But, again, thank you for the compliment and reassurance, m'dear. We understand each other, I think - or are getting to. . . .

      1. I know. Of course, what else?

      2. I don't take orders, though I consider suggestions!

      3. That's my point too. Every time I've failed to have a first draft available, I've regretted it somewhat. I confess, however, that in some cases, I take it as an omen that it was unwise, so I give it further consideration. I love spontaneity, yet realize that the first thing out of my mouth or mind is not always necessarily the best or wisest in all respects, considering all factors; and 'best' and 'wisest' rank right up there with 'spontaneous' in my book!

      I'm pleased to hear that your daughter is OK. hehe - good proof of that, obviously!! Cute.

      Good question. . . what WAS it I talked about up there - or here, for that matter. Sometimes I seem to have diarrhea of the mouth (or quill). But all's well that ends well. One of my brief poems for you:

      I'm glad you like me

      Unabridged

      If you do.

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

      Naughty-night.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Patty Inglish, MS,

      Thank you so much, I'm truly honored by your visit and kind words. Love it or hate it, these sacrifices will continue to be made and I too hope that more come to appreciate the brave men and women that are willing to lay their lives on the line to protect ours. Thanks again!

      Cat

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Thanks very much for this tribute Hub. I've relatives that have served, and some died, in all wars since the 1600s. It's a big sacrifice that I hope more peopke come to appreciate. Your Hub helps. Rated up and many more.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh my lanta!!! I forgot about that!!! I could so do a hub from the inspiration :D ... I can't believe you know about these... maybe we did live together the first couple years of life before we were seperated :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oooooohhhhh!!!! Ha ha!!! Gosh am I simple or what? That's always in my head and I couldn't remember why... you are the best!!!

      I remember "The Streak", I'm gonna have to google the other .... hmmm.

      You are! Lol... love ya sis.... how's your latest coming? I need a shan originial!!!

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      LOL....well, you know. . .his "It's Me Again Margaret" song, right? Maybe "The Streak" or "Sitting Up With the Dead". . .my personal favorite - the one about the day the squirrel went biserk in the First Self Righteous Church.

      You're always a golden ray of sunshine!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ray Stevens? Okay, I'm laughing, but how in the heck do you figuer that? LOL!!! and by the way.... sun is shining, so I think I'm golden! :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Ray Stevens. I"m not so tough, just wet! You stay safe there. And don't fret about HP if you lose power!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Well shan, you're one tough chick, maybe soaked and ratty looking, but tough, nonetheless :D ..... It's ESP sis, ESP :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      It’s me again Margaret :-) We’ve been having ‘wires and trees down’ across the county and neighboring counties for the last hour or so. Just as I read your comment about the sun coming through, it beamed into my den window. How crazy is that? Suppose it’s a sign? :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      Yes, there would be harm done if you weren’t to post, you silly lady! I suppose it could be beneficial for yourself to make a hub out it; I know I’d read it. I also know that I’ve had a hub of yours open since yesterday evening that I can’t seem to get to :-(

      You didn’t and don’t deprive me of sleep woman! In fact, I get irritated that my body requires sleep as I find it a waste of time.

      Burdens? Hogwash!!! I’ve done it to your page and I’ll be doing it again and that’s not a threat,but a promise :D

      As far as me and your suggested promises, well all I can say to that is I don’t like to make promises I can’t keep ;-)

      You omitted some of your history? Why the punishment?

      1. I do not feel I need to reply or respond, if you say something interesting that warrants a response then I will do so :-)

      2. I don’t know what the need for the contimplation or dilemma is? If you got something to say, then dangit girl, say it!

      3. I often write out side of the hub as well because I don’t feel comfortable with my novels disappearing and I’m certainly less comfortable with attempting to regroup all my thoughts for a second time.

      Thank you for your concerns on the the children… I have to say, for once, I worried more than necessary and my daughter is back, full of life, annoying the snot out of her brother :D

      Nellieanna? What did you just talk about up there? Ha aha ha

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Girl, thunderstorms here too! I look like freakin' drowned rat!!!!!! I was pumping gas into my husband's truck when I turned around to see a wall of rain coming right at me. Of course, I had just started pumping the gas, so I had to stand there while it pelted me with hard, cold drops of rain.

      I'm just gonna blame my internet woes on you,then. You said you thought we were more alike than we first realized, so maybe your telepathy powers are ordering up like troubles for me. :D

      You stay safe, too, Nellieanna! And you as well, Cat.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      We're under some storm warnings and watches for the evening & night. Some areas of Dallas seem to have already lost power and suffered property damage earlier, though there's been nothing at all going on here other than clouds and wind. At this instant, the sun just peeked through, in fact.

      Stay safe, both of you!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      PSA! I just lost my power! It came back on, but if I disappear... it's not my fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      THUNDERSTORMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      shan

      Yeah, that Spong Bob can blow some pretty serious bubbles huh? The Swear Fairy, oh I don’t know, I figured you could come up with something, ya know, that would tramatize your kids and make them afraid to swear :D I just give mine the pursed lip, mommy death scare look and they know I’m not messing around. I have to be tough about this in my house because I do swear and they need to know that just because I do, it’s not alright for them.

      Even though I feel bad for your troubles… I’m almost relieved to hear your internet connection is sucking because mine is too, which makes for ‘catching up’ particularly difficult. We’re having thunderstorms now too, I wonder if that has anything to do with it, it was kind of like this last night too. Yeah… dial up, ha ha ha!

      Nellienna, I'm coming :D

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I've written such a lengthy treatise in reply to your replies, I'm more inclined to not post it than to post it. It would be no harm done if I don't. In fact, it's enough for a hub of its own! haha. Even the more pertinent parts are lengthy as the following excerpts prove!

      It starts off thus:

      I PROMISE to not set up any such situation for you which would deprive you of much-needed sleep if I can possibly help it!!!!!!! I won't apologize for already having done so, because 1) it was not my intention 2) it is your nature and your choice to respond as you know to be best in your priority of things. That said, I will also say, I do exactly the same thing and am trying to discipline myself to apply common (uncommon in my case, it seems) sense in such choices!! I will say that, as life becomes shorter and more precious, the toss-ups and trade-offs become both more essential AND more tempting to choose the most immediate benefit. But at any age of one's life journey, the same can be said!

      Thank you for choosing to respond, but I shall have to take some of these burdens off you in future communications. I do PROMISE that. But I must reply to your lovely reply to me now! Perhaps you could promise to not worry about replying to everything when you've so little time. You and your family deserve your best, quality moments, nourished by adequate sleep.

      ___Then came lots of my history in the middle which I'm omitting!.____

      It concludes thus:

      P-L-E-A-S-E do not feel you need to reply or respond to all this. I always have to write anything over a sentence or two offline and then transfer it, because my computer likes to swish things away in a blink from the online compose boxes. I've seriously considered not copying & pasting this treatise onto your comment thread. What a quandary! If you give it more than a passing glance, I'll just have to keep all my responses to an utter minimum. . . even if you do, for that matter.

      I'm still considering not posting it, in fact. . . It's a break that conversation has gone on into less historic and more immediate direction!

      Sorry to hear of your and Shan's sickie babes. Hope they're not too seriously ill.

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Maybe Sponge Bob taught him to blow shapes in bubbles and instead of sound, it's a word bubble. What is this swear fairy you speak of?

      Girl, I'm about ot give up on HP today. My internet connection has been as crappy as possible and nothing has been accomplished! I have assignments to write for othes and a hub I am almost done with, but the internet stream keeps going down. Service provider says it is from the windstorms that came through several nights ago and it is being fixed today. I hope so....at this pace. . .it's like having dial up!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      ooof, strep throat, that stinks! :-( ... I guess it could've been worse though. Poor little thing, woke up to pains worth screaming about.

      Eh, ain't that nice to have such colorful neighbor kids? Think it's time you tell the boy about the 'Swear Fairy' :D

      Yeah... spanking... soap; it's all criticized. (That's why I have dark curtains... no I'm kidding :-)

      Ha ha ha... hiccup cusswords in bubbles... when the pop, the word comes out? :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      She's alright, thanks for asking. Getting over strep throat. We thougth she had appendicitis or something the other night the way she woke up screaming, even though the pain was on the wrong side. Doc said the pain in her side was from the drainage.

      Well, speaking from experience, soap in teeth is not a pleasant taste. . .

      Yes, the parents don't speak much English and these kids cuss like freakin' sailors! They are in their own yard, but they play together with my children along the fence line. And, my son went to be early last night because of the potty mouth he decided to showcase so loudly. I heard him all the way in the livingroom from his bedroom.

      I don't have any bar soap. Besides, that's a highly frowned upon discipline technique these days, dontcha know? And all it taught you was don't cuss in front of your parents! Hehe. :-p Besides, if I fed him some dishsoap, he'd probably just hiccup the cusswords in bubbles!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Mean? Not at all! :D Aw, hope your daughter's not too sick? I never keep my kids home, one has a perfect attendance and the other has missed only two days, today being the second. She got up in the middle of the night and came down for a drink of water and her hoarse cough bothered me. I gave her some medicine and sent her to bed and just didn't bother waking her up this morning, especially when I saw it was pouring and I didn't want to send her out in that. Now... I see she's okay and could've gone to school, but there's nothing irritates me more than sending my kid off and having the school nurse call me to come pick 'em up :D

      Cussing because of the neighbor kids? Ha ha! I don't know what's worse, bar soap stuck in your teeth or hiccuping up bubbles :-)

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      I don't think anybody is worried about how long it takes you to respond. :) Does that sound mean? Haha...love ya twinie. My daughter is home sick too, and my son has been cussing because of the neighbor kids. I asked him the other day if he wanted to eat soap, but now I will be picturing him hiccuping bubbles. Guess I better go hang some clothes on the line and see if the wind doesn't blow them on down the road for me. Have a good day!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Well, I didn't find it funny then, though my parents and brothers all laughed! ... but I do think it's funny now :-) Hey, I got a kid home sick today and it's been crazy... please be patient with me if I'm slow while I catch up :-( (ha, same story, different day!)

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Hahahahaha! I know that totally is not funny, Cat, but I picture you spewing bubbles from your mouth. I had to eat soap a few times, too, but never dish soap.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      N-e-l-l-i-e-anna,

      Well, Hemingway’s a classic for a reason :-) Like you, I’m not pro or anti cursing, but I do my fair share. They really lose their meaning when overused though. I remember being a kid, never dreaming of swearing in front of my parents, one time, in 18 years I slipped up and my father made me eat soap… ‘cept we were out of bar soap and I was subjected to dish soap. I got so worked up, stomach turning… I was coughing up bubbles. To this day, the scent of Palmolive makes me gag! BUT, as scared as I was to curse around my parents, the minute a grown-up wasn’t around, my brothers and I and our friends would cuss like sailors! Look at us go! More swear words in a sentence than anything else, really kind of viking like. Now, I see teenagers do the same thing and I think; ‘do they have any idea how dumb they sound?’

      That’s funny, maybe a little sad, but still funny. Your friend won’t accept the coming of ages as far as technology goes, but jumps on the cuss train! Ha ha! I have to admit, being an E.M.T… there does seem to be a correlation to altered mental status and curse words. I remember a poor man who was having a diabetic emergency and he normally was a sweet, calm man. He was being vulgar and swearing… it was like ‘hurry, give the man a dang cookie before he says something he’ll later regret!’ ha ha. Hey, the German thing… that might’ve been sad in your house, but I like speaking in a German accent when I’m yelling at my kids… it scares them! :D

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Nellieanna, she shoudlo read your iPhone story. ;)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      DOS, well I haven’t heard that word spoken since Noah got off the Ark! :D What a talented husband you must’ve had, I’m truly impressed. What a cute story about the buttonhole worker. To be honest, I didn’t know they were making laptops in 1988 and here I thought the younger generation had a leg up on their elders, but I was obviouly wrong! Gee, I remember back in the late 80’s, early 90’s we had “Computer” class in elementary school, every week or so. There were only 4 different activites and that’s all we did through my entire time in elementary school. In middle school, we took “Keyboarding” where all we did was learned homerow and tested our timed typing… by then, we were off of the DOS system.

      Wow, look at you, the lady whose husband had to convince to use electronics is now trying to have the newest versions :D I have a tendency to stick with what I know and am apprehensive about change, but I am a sponge too!

      I like how you took over like that, from the learner to the teacher… you’ve got such an ambitious attitude!

      I know a lot of people you’re age (whatever that may be ;-), that want nothing to do with learning these technologies. I can’t say that I necessarily blame them… these things weren’t available when you were growing up and you got where you were going just fine.

      I hope you still have some of those long-time friends, what a special relationship those must be with your George as the common denomiator. Maybe you have lived a long while so far, but you don’t seem to have aged. I suppose the longer we live, the more death we will see. I lost 3 classmates in my senior year of highshool, all at different times for different reasons and it was a very unsettling feeling. I couldn’t understand it and had a hard time coping. The death hasn’t seemed to have stopped since then. After graduating, I heard of at least one death a year after that, all of students, either that graduated with me or were right behind me. Coming from such a large family, death has been very unavoidable and I guess once I became old enough to go to funerals, I’ve been quite a regular. When you’ve lived a lot of years as you have, I imagine it gets hard watching other friends and family die off. Thank goodness you’ve got years of life left in you yet!

      Wind-up Victrola and Edison records! You probably didn’t realize back then how aweome those would be in today’s times! I’ve always wanted on, they are about one of the neatest things I’ve ever seen. Model T! I only know of those from history books! Wow, nobody refers to the civil war, I hear records of WWII quite often and an ocassional WWI account, but never the civil war! You my dear, are an interesting lady… but I am a tired girl… I have 41 minutes to sleep before I have to get up, but I will finish my reading and response when I rise. Thank you for sharing with me!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Now I really feel bad... I'm reading... just very slowly through very heavy eyelids. It's a couple of minutes to 4:00 here and I get up at 5:00 and this is a repeat of my behavior last night, so my body is attempting to shut down on me, but I am resisting as hard as I can as I would like to at least get one response up to your awesome novels before I fall the rest of the way out of my computer chair :D ... and if you should come back and see this tonight, then I'm doubly sorry, it was still not what it was supposed to be, but it will be there and now I'm laughing :D

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Well, when I started to turn off the computer, I noticed that Time Machine was backing it up and was getting close to done, so I piddled with writing in my journal (still by hand, I might add) to give it time to finish. I couldn't resist one last check here, so I am looking forward to reading what you'll have awaiting me tomorrow. I'm really off now! And thank you for the generosity.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Don't ever apologize, I like when you visit and you have wonderful conversation. I'm still reading so there will be a response waiting for you my dear. You have a goodnight! Hugs to you! ;-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Oops- Just checked the clock! I must be up early and it's already 2:22.

      So - goodnight. Forgive me for cluttering up your comment thread and then escaping before I'm arrested! Hugs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Those words are colorful, to be sure, as Hemingway and many others thought and used them! I'm not 'fer or agin 'em'. I just don't find them necessary and seem to convey my meanings anyway. No biggie. I understand them when used, though overuse is simply ear-splitting. It doesn't bother me in the least to utter them when I stump my toe, though!

      What is sort of funny is that the same friend who is so totally not into computers has lately begun using cuss words a lot! She's a few years older than I, too. hm. Think senility has set in? My dad reverted to speaking German as he had as a child, when he became senile! hm.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      My darling George was into computers quite early - in the very early 1980s, when he mastered DOS and programmed his own stuff. He encouraged me to get into them, knowing that I did so many things by hand that could be (or his vision told him would be) done on computer: writing newsletters, designing & drawing house plans, writing letters and poetry. But I was anti-electronics. Way back in high school, when I was an ace sewing machine sewer, I was given a 'buttonhole worker' for my portable machine. It was over a year before I had the courage and mind to try it out! I resisted playing electronic keyboards! I wanted to stay human. haha.

      But then in 1988, he convinced me to buy myself a computer. It was an early laptop - a Zenith Supersport! Very expensive, awkward and literally had no memory except the basic stuff to chug it up when the DOS 4-1/2" disk was inserted. It had two disk drives, one for the DOS to run it and one for the data that one would put on it. When these disks were removed, all it knew was the date & time and how to accept the DOS disk that would open up its limited scope.

      Over the years since then, I just kept upgrading and learning like a sponge. George would always tell me I didn't need the next version, and I'd get it anyway. I was the one who hooked up the internet, the home networks, even the stereo, for goodness sake; - and he, a professional Engineer! haha. In the end, George had to ask me how to do things and use the computers, even before he began to suffer from memory loss and dementia. He just didn't keep up.

      We, and now, I have friends who've never even ventured into tape players & CDs, much less computers, which remain totally foreign to them, like something from outer-space. George was 10 years my senior, though; his long-time friends became mine when we met and married, 34 years ago. Heck, though, I have one great-grandson who will soon be 18!! I seem to be on some kind of a timeless space raft while the rest of the world keeps aging faster - and worse, dying off. It's a little scary.

      Changes - I guess so! We had a wind-up Victrola and boxes of thick Edison records when I was growing up. The folks drove a Model T. Dad even had a Model T water-well drilling machine. The Civil War hadn't been all that long ago - it ended only 67 years before I was born, in fact, and only 25 years before my dad was born. Hard to fathom now.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      What a fast little thing you are! :D ... I am probably more likely as well. It's hard to detect tone and mood through print and sometimes those words help add substance to a sentence :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      What I think you are is simply open-minded! That is a very useful quality in today's times. The smart donkey bit, I must admit, is not one of my own... I have a male friend who is afraid to curse and that is his response to me after I use ass, as if to reassure me that he still will not be cursing on this day :D

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      BTW - I am more likely to write them than to speak them - - unless I stump my toe.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      Ha ha ha! You certainly give a colorful spin to the concept of senior citizen.

      I remember those days too, when the internet was primarily chatrooms, what a 'new' concept at the time. "A Room With A View", wow you really are innovative and creative.

      Not that it was inappropriate, as I was only joking before, but you shouldn't be confined to any "age-defining" places, you've got too much to offer people of all ages.

      I must hand it to you. My father wasn't able to turn on a computer until 2000 and he violently pokes at the keys now, even more than a decade later, as if he at battle with them. It is pitiful really. Unfortuantely, he is so much further beyond my mother, who still cannot turn on a computer. I can get a taste of what it was like to have lived prior to all these 'wonderful' technologies and electronics, growing up with televisions with dials, payphones, house phones connected by cords. I knew what a computer was, but not really the purpose of them. Being you're further into your 30s than I, I can only assume you have seen even bigger changes and to adapt and thrive the way you do, is quite impressive!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      In all fairness, I did first wonder what a 'smart donkey' might be! These are not part of my usual vocabulary, which is so adequate, I guess, that I seldom seem to need them; but it's personal preference, rather than age or gender;. . . well, maybe a little age, since when I was growing up, they were not used around ladies or by them. We got on fine and managed to get our points across. ;-D - heh heh. But they're words in use and I'm not frightened or offended by them. Besides, I like movies and books and they're full of them, like the air!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      That would depend on how easily you're entertained, I'm sure. :-)

      The answer to your question is that I've been a senior citizen from the first day I got online in 1997 - full fledged, AARP-card-carrying, SS and Medicare-card carrying senior citizen.

      When I began online, the only options were the chatrooms. I visited many chatrooms, and started my own, called "A Room With A View" where we had a lot of fun. I also started my own webpage that year and worked my way out of chatroom-life soon after. I don't frequent any age-defined places now, on or offline.

      I'm a heck of a techie too, now that I've learned the ropes. . . tee hee.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      Oh my goodness, you're a sharp cookie! What do I say to that? Okay, maybe age wasn't so much the factor as was your gender? I tend to slip a naughty word out from time to time and the lady folk don't generally tend to appreciate it. You're too funny! You just appear to be a classy broad, not to be confused with a shrewd.

      Ha ha! Well what on earth are you doing in a chat room for senior citizens for anyway? Are you trying to set these people up for a stroke? You are particularly quick-witted, spunky, a heck of a typer, especially considering typewriters don't have as forgiving keys as a computer, and a quicker retort than any other! I just think you're a heck of a treat... I really do need to get over and explore more of your hubs as I'm sure that I will just find them all simply entertaining!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Cat. Didn't I tell you that 'the truth will always out'? Uh-huh. Oherwise, please kindly 'splain how you could fix my age at 30 one minute and then figure me as a lady who'd throw her hand over her mouth, saying "Well I never!" and be affronted! Or, are they making gals in their 30s now the way they made them in 1900? Horse feathers!! ;-)

      OK, I admit to not being much of a stereotype. I realized that when I entered a chatroom for senior citizens when I was 65, only to be rejected by one of the dowagers because she was sure I was 22 and just had a thing for old guys! :-) I did pick up the snail's pace somewhat in there, but it was probably mostly due to my fast typing and quick retort.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh Brother Bear!!!

      I was just extending my figure to the power button and your notification came in! If ever you get time, there are some references to you in some of the above comments and I have to give credit where credit is due; even those who are not in support of war, were more than gracious and appreciative. Over the last day or so, I saw a lot of beautiful things said about our soldiers and their families and so you have been in my mind even more than usual. Thank you for coming by and I hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend with our parents and my kid :D ... he's anxious to fill me in on all the details! You're right about the Vietnam thing and I do think we've gotten further, but so long as there is war, there will be anti-war. What you said was awesome Derek! I'm proud of you :D

      Love your sis,

      Cat

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      Derek 4 years ago from Harper's Ferry

      Sorry, I never get on here. Maybe a little more now that I have a break from school (till August). Very good poem, I always appreciate and respect the kind words towards the military. Not everone has that same opinion. There are still those extreme anti-military views...even by our own US citizens, look back in the 'Nam era when they were regularly greeted at home with spit and other not so pleasant words. At least we have come a long way. Thanks again for your hub, and I still serve with honor and appreciation for those that have served before me, and those that continue to lay their lives down for the rest of our freedoms.

      Love,

      Derek

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yes, 50's and up here too! I love that old stuff. I'll keep it short so you can go to bed. Thanks a bunch sis, I really appreciate that. I'm glad we got to catch up today. Ha ha... I know, back to school in the morning! Ahhh! :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      A lot of the modern country has either an oldie rock feel to it or a pop-like feel to it. I grew up listening to oldies from the 50s and up....you can see influences in various music genres from past generations and from other genres.

      Well, since you are usually so worried about whether or not you've left me hanging...guess it is only fair to tell you goodnight and not leave you hanging. I'm off to bed - unless I can't sleep and find myself wide awake later.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      True about the pop, but yeah... I grew up on oldies country and there was definitely some rock to that stuff.

      Lol :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Pop, yes. Rock, not so much....This is reminiscent of some older rock tunes, I think. Power ballad. Hehe

      Violently shake? This I must see!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yes, so do I! You know how many country stars' songs have made it onto pop stations because of their ability to sound just a little different? I could easily name a dozen.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      No, I'm playing :D Hey, it's been a long weekend... just letting it all out now! :D

      It's the darned boots with the long pointy toe that's the problem, try it in sneakers :D

      I would like to learn how to do all kinds too, I think I can violently shake to pop music, but I want the classics :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Well, since you asked. Got an email response already....Nashville doesn't like the rock sound to that song, but that's part of its appeal, I think.

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Yeah...the Macarana was one that I was not mentioning. Oh, girly, you're in a bit of a vicious mood tonight, "ain't" ya? Throwing me to the sharks for a little payback. And, I can't dance. Period. Especially line dancing...I look much the same...trip over my own feet. hehe. But it always looks so fun! I'd like to learn to salsa and some other ballroom-type dances.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      The Waltz??? What the heck! I guess there's no need for waltzing in New York... yeah, they'd probably charge a tax for it :D

      Oh my goodness, I hate that damn electric slide, the first group dance I've ever seen, attempted dozens of times, but always look like I'm trying to throw something over my shoulder and a step behind whenever I do it :D, but I can do the chicken dance and Macarana :D

      Hillbilly, no... hey I like to chew on some good straw sometimes too, though it's a little hard, you know, having a full set of teeth :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Yeah...the cigarette gum...I remember that too.

      Haha....I grew up in IL and had to learn those things in gym class, too. The waltz and how to square dance...the electric slide....a few other slightly embarrassing ones now. :D

      But, why throw that mention in ever so slyly? You callin' us Texans hillbillies? hehe

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Gee, you think that's gross? What about the bubble gum cigars and candy cigarettes my brothers and I used to fight over? Hey look, if you blow into the candy cigarette, it looks like we're smoking :D

      Ohh, gotcha. Hey, did I mention I live in New York and in gym class back in Middle School, they teach us how to Square Dance and Line Dance, what on Earth would a New Yorker need those skills for?

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Ew. gross yes. What is so attractive about allowing children to mimic chewing tobacco?! Hahaha

      Yeah....it's instuctions on how to do the folk dance....para bailar la bamba se necesita una poca de gracia translates as in order to dance the bamba you need to have a little grace.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh, duh, La Bamba... Ritchie Valens? Yeah, now I know and I took french anyway :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yes, I do believe they still make Zebra Stripe gum still, but it's one of those bottom shelf, mom and pop store kind of things. Remember Big League Chew? :D

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh, come on....you know the song! Everyone thinks lyrics are "la la la la la la bamba" but they are actually "para bailar la bamba", which means to dance the bamba in Spanish...assuming I am spelling bamba right. Can't even keep spinach out of my teeth in Spanish!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yes, I believe you are talking about a hub done by SoundNFury? I read one recently by her, I think it was... funny nonetheless :D