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  •  I can remember rain like that in Alabama. (15+ / 0-)

    There is nothing like a real storm in the south. I can imagine that being on the Atlantic Coast only makes it worse.

    I think we'll brave Oregon rain over East Coast rain when it comes time to retire.

    •  Lemme know when you do (10+ / 0-)

      I'd like to meet you and you and your family are welcome to stay with us (mrs e and me) any time while yore looking . We have a very large house with only 2 people in it and great access to the Southern Willamette Valley
      I'll tell ya the truth about Oregon---don't get it from the townfolks in Portland you see here ;-)

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:13:50 AM PST

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      •  Plenty of birds around here too (11+ / 0-)

        Wish I was better at photography and if youre the one who took these pictures, you did really well!

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:17:46 AM PST

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        •  Thanks for the compliment. (13+ / 0-)

          I took the majority of these. There might be one or two off my husband's camera but he is better at the small, close shots, like spiders in the middle of the night.


          •  I'll always be a journeyman at it (8+ / 0-)

            I learrned how to take photos back in the days of Kodachromes and fstops. Its one of the actually useful things the army taught me. They gave us Olympus Pen EEs. Geez I wish I had those pictures now.
            But I never can get that inspired photo---I'm more the snapshot type. I have a brother like that---great amateur photographer.  Geez my whole family is talented like that, I had to settle for Best Looking  ;-0

            I have some wonderful friends in SC which amazes me more than anyone. One lives in Beaufort---he's a retired VA counselor and has been my VA guru for years. I met him on the internet way back around Y2K arguing over the Civil War. Then I posted a picture of my 101st platoon on tha site and he saw his best friend in it---who was one of my best friends at that time!! Coincidence??!! He got me and the guy Dan together. Dan was the machine gunner in that platoon and I was the radioman. Dan lives in Sylvania NC but is a construction supervisor for a national company and gtravels all over the country---here to my house twice.
            these are some of the people I hang with down there, really great guys. The internet's been good for me, met some great people all over the country, got in contact with the old unit  
            thanks Al Gore!! ;-p
            Anyway, I had posted on The Virtual Wall that I had seen a guy die saving someone else and his family could contact me if they wanted to get the details. And they did. And Dan had the last picture of their son, with him, the only picture he had from Vietnam. (Dan had named his own construction company after this  guy) SO I was able to get the last picture of their son to these people.  They were grateful.
            Boy did I feel like a link in a chain.   There are no coincidences, sometimes
            God(dess) just does episodic miracles
            Dan and I also spent time getting the Combat Infentryman's BAdge for this guy, all they gave him was a Piurple HEart. Imagine that!! Died in Combat saving someone else and ALL they gave him was a PH!! Not even a CIB or an Army Commendation medal!!
            That was the 101st, no error.
            I also have really good friends living in Conway and Mt Pleasant
            Hasta LA Vista bebe

            Happy just to be alive

            by exlrrp on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:56:13 AM PST

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          •  oooh what a beautiful (3+ / 0-)
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            little thing.

            "the Devil made me buy this dress!" Flip Wilson as Geraldine Jones

            by BlueJessamine on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:55:33 AM PST

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