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Choices we have made in our lives 
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It was his upper lip. The cut was not jagged and he was so vain, he refused stitches. Just got it taped. The medic did a pretty good job. It was also his own fault for not carrying his weapon properly. (The SA80 has a two position sling).

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Zen Dog wrote:
It was his upper lip. The cut was not jagged and he was so vain, he refused stitches. Just got it taped. The medic did a pretty good job. It was also his own fault for not carrying his weapon properly. (The SA80 has a two position sling).



You do not get a scar if you are taped together?
That sounds precarious!
I'd rather have real stitches!


Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:18 pm
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Ok,
I am going back to the original theme of this thread ...
Choices we have made in our lives:

I moved to Texas in February 2015,
to be close to my two adult children (and grandson), because I was sick and alone in the Chicago area
and I almost died in the snow 2 winters ago.
I had a severe Vitamin D deficiency.
I had 4 ng/mL.
13-20 ng/ml is normal.

I felt like death.

I sat in the sun for 2 weeks! I sat in the sun in February and March!! Felt better!
Feel so much better!
Also, I have a new grand-baby, but I know that has nothing to do with me!

There is NO going back to the dark, rainy, cloudy, snowy, freezing MidWest!


Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:34 pm
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Um, about England. Maybe your boyfriend should move to Texas.

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Zen Dog wrote:
Um, about England. Maybe your boyfriend should move to Texas.


LOL!
We get more yearly rainfall in Chicago, and now in Austin area than you all do over there.

I think you get more gray drizzly days.
But Austin has been quite gray and rainy since I got here.
I brought the Chicago weather with me and eliminated the drought.
Now we are flooding.
Chicago floods all the time, but no one dies from flooding over there. :huh:
People here die from the floods!! :sob:


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I have just watched the news. People have been getting killed due to flooding in Germany and the Seine has burst its banks for the first time in Paris. They are having to move stuff around in the Louvre. The East of England was colder yesterday than Christmas day. It's that Jet Stream. Right now in parts of Africa, it is bone dry and 42 degrees and yet they all seem to want to move in next to me. I'm thinking of doing a swap.

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Lannah. Can you tell me why memorial day in the US is,whatever it was recently, and not 11th November like in all the other countries that commemorate the ending of hostilities at the end of the Great War? Sympathy concerning your conductor in Colorado by the way. Had a few close ones myself.

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Zen Dog wrote:
Lannah. Can you tell me why memorial day in the US is,whatever it was recently, and not 11th November like in all the other countries that commemorate the ending of hostilities at the end of the Great War? Sympathy concerning your conductor in Colorado by the way. Had a few close ones myself.



Good question.
Because it is not related to WW I or WW II.

It began after the US Civil War ended in 1865.
It was originally called Decoration Day.
Civil War ended May 13 1865,
President Lincoln was assassinated in April 14 1865.
First Decoration Day (Memorial Day) was May 1866

Now-a-days Memorial day is to remember ALL servicemen who have ever fallen in ANY of the wars the US has been, so:

US Civil War (the observance started right after this war)
WW I
WW II
Korea
Vietnam
Desert Storm
Iraq
Afganistan

The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history,
and this required establishing the country’s first national cemeteries.
Before that small towns had their own small cemeteries.

By the late 1860s various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to their communities' local fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

Each year, on Memorial Day, we have a national moment of remembrance (minute of silence), it takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

No one is sure which community started the observance first.
What was discovered is that many communities did this around the country.
Communities with fallen soldiers
had independently initiated these "memorial" gatherings to "decorate" the tombs of their dead men:
flags and flowers. Even today!

So, in 1966 the federal government chose Waterloo, New York, as the official birthplace of Memorial Day.
Waterloo had its first Memorial observance on May 5, 1866
- 1 year after the war had ended- and it was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event,
so it wasn't just the families of the fallen.
Waterloo would close all businesses and the residents would go to the cemetery to decorate the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

In the past, when I was a girl, everything closed on Federal Holidays (Bank Holidays).
But now there is no respect for anything.
So businesses and stores and restaurants, etc all stay open.
It makes it very hard for regular folks to be able to celebrate and commemorate.


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Sorry ... !
That was long!


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Very interesting. Thank you. Your commemoration makes sense now. Here, Armistice day has always been on the nearest Sunday to 11th Nov. I have paraded with our local veterans in front of the town hall. They put us in front of the band so we don't get left behind. The actual day was like any other. A development has occurred in recent years due to our run of never ending wars whereby, shops and people have been spontaniously observing two minutes silence at 11:00 on the 11th. It is quite amazing. You do get the numpties of course but they are either ignored or glared at.

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