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Aug 11, 2019 13:53:07   #
Manning345
 
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became obvious that I must post a companion piece showing the likes and loves of my life that dominate my thinking. As before, I have used key phrases rather than many paragraphs.
Singling out the joys of life turned out to be a flood of items that could have reached hundreds, but I tried to hold it down to approximately two pages.
The List:
1. Love of God, worship, prayer and Bible study
2. Christian fellowship
3. Love of my Parents, Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts
4. Love of my wife, children and grandchildren
5. Good friends
6. Sex
7. My Dogs
8. French Red Wine
9. Big and fast cars
10. Making a significant contribution at work
11. Doing things my way in retirement
12. Music of all kinds, except rock and rap
13. My favorite Pianists
14. My favorite trumpeters
15. My favorite clarinetists
16. My favorite sax players
17. My favorite base players
18. My favorite drummers
19. My favorite guitar players
20. Boogie Woogie
21. The special piano touch of Beegie Adair
22. Dixieland
23. The Company of Patriots
24. Serving my Profession of Project Management/System Engineering
25. Useful Books of all types and genres
26. The internet puts the world of knowledge at my command
27. Happy People
28. A properly grilled steak or prime ribs
29. Sailing, but not in high seas
30. Flying hands on, but VFR only.
31. Aircraft of all types, including military and low cost
32. The 'Ancient Alien Program
33. The Conservative Agenda and Trump MAGA
34. The American Way, law and culture
35. Comedians like Borge, Winters, Williams, Dangerfield
36. Paintings of the Masters, especially the impressionists
37. Exploring New Cities and Nations
38. Nashville and Vanderbilt
39. Richmond and the university
40. Washington, D.C.
41. London
42. Paris
43. Rome
44. The French Riviera
45. Berne
46. The Spanish Riviera
47. The Bahamas
48. Bermuda
49. New York City
50. Miami Beach
51. San Francisco of the 50's. and Marin County
52. Virginia Beach
53. Fairfield Harbor
54. New Orleans
55. Football
56. Golf
57. Chess
58. Poker, 7-Card Stud
59. Bridge
60. The Tools of War, strategy and tactics
61. Washington, D.C.
62. Good Workmanship, and well designed products
63. Casinos
64. Museums
65. Qanon

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Aug 11, 2019 14:07:48   #
Carol Kelly (a regular here)
 
Manning345 wrote:
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became obvious that I must post a companion piece showing the likes and loves of my life that dominate my thinking. As before, I have used key phrases rather than many paragraphs.
Singling out the joys of life turned out to be a flood of items that could have reached hundreds, but I tried to hold it down to approximately two pages.
The List:
1. Love of God, worship, prayer and Bible study
2. Christian fellowship
3. Love of my Parents, Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts
4. Love of my wife, children and grandchildren
5. Good friends
6. Sex
7. My Dogs
8. French Red Wine
9. Big and fast cars
10. Making a significant contribution at work
11. Doing things my way in retirement
12. Music of all kinds, except rock and rap
13. My favorite Pianists
14. My favorite trumpeters
15. My favorite clarinetists
16. My favorite sax players
17. My favorite base players
18. My favorite drummers
19. My favorite guitar players
20. Boogie Woogie
21. The special piano touch of Beegie Adair
22. Dixieland
23. The Company of Patriots
24. Serving my Profession of Project Management/System Engineering
25. Useful Books of all types and genres
26. The internet puts the world of knowledge at my command
27. Happy People
28. A properly grilled steak or prime ribs
29. Sailing, but not in high seas
30. Flying hands on, but VFR only.
31. Aircraft of all types, including military and low cost
32. The 'Ancient Alien Program
33. The Conservative Agenda and Trump MAGA
34. The American Way, law and culture
35. Comedians like Borge, Winters, Williams, Dangerfield
36. Paintings of the Masters, especially the impressionists
37. Exploring New Cities and Nations
38. Nashville and Vanderbilt
39. Richmond and the university
40. Washington, D.C.
41. London
42. Paris
43. Rome
44. The French Riviera
45. Berne
46. The Spanish Riviera
47. The Bahamas
48. Bermuda
49. New York City
50. Miami Beach
51. San Francisco of the 50's. and Marin County
52. Virginia Beach
53. Fairfield Harbor
54. New Orleans
55. Football
56. Golf
57. Chess
58. Poker, 7-Card Stud
59. Bridge
60. The Tools of War, strategy and tactics
61. Washington, D.C.



62. Good Workmanship, and well designed products
63. Casinos
64. Museums
65. Qanon
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became ob... (show quote)


I agree with all except gambling, and chess is not one of my favorite things. Tennis, not golf. And I love my cousins as much as I’d love sisters and brothers, if I had them. All in all, I’d say you are one fine person.

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Aug 11, 2019 14:16:14   #
Radiance3 (a regular here)
 
Manning345 wrote:
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became obvious that I must post a companion piece showing the likes and loves of my life that dominate my thinking. As before, I have used key phrases rather than many paragraphs.
Singling out the joys of life turned out to be a flood of items that could have reached hundreds, but I tried to hold it down to approximately two pages.
The List:
1. Love of God, worship, prayer and Bible study
2. Christian fellowship
3. Love of my Parents, Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts
4. Love of my wife, children and grandchildren
5. Good friends
6. Sex
7. My Dogs
8. French Red Wine
9. Big and fast cars
10. Making a significant contribution at work
11. Doing things my way in retirement
12. Music of all kinds, except rock and rap
13. My favorite Pianists
14. My favorite trumpeters
15. My favorite clarinetists
16. My favorite sax players
17. My favorite base players
18. My favorite drummers
19. My favorite guitar players
20. Boogie Woogie
21. The special piano touch of Beegie Adair
22. Dixieland
23. The Company of Patriots
24. Serving my Profession of Project Management/System Engineering
25. Useful Books of all types and genres
26. The internet puts the world of knowledge at my command
27. Happy People
28. A properly grilled steak or prime ribs
29. Sailing, but not in high seas
30. Flying hands on, but VFR only.
31. Aircraft of all types, including military and low cost
32. The 'Ancient Alien Program
33. The Conservative Agenda and Trump MAGA
34. The American Way, law and culture
35. Comedians like Borge, Winters, Williams, Dangerfield
36. Paintings of the Masters, especially the impressionists
37. Exploring New Cities and Nations
38. Nashville and Vanderbilt
39. Richmond and the university
40. Washington, D.C.
41. London
42. Paris
43. Rome
44. The French Riviera
45. Berne
46. The Spanish Riviera
47. The Bahamas
48. Bermuda
49. New York City
50. Miami Beach
51. San Francisco of the 50's. and Marin County
52. Virginia Beach
53. Fairfield Harbor
54. New Orleans
55. Football
56. Golf
57. Chess
58. Poker, 7-Card Stud
59. Bridge
60. The Tools of War, strategy and tactics
61. Washington, D.C.
62. Good Workmanship, and well designed products
63. Casinos
64. Museums
65. Qanon
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became ob... (show quote)


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I think with faith, virtues, wisdom, and knowledge that you have, you are the chosen one among all members at OPP. Excellent. I wonder who will be the second runner up.

I am curious of something. That Boogie Woogie is kind of antiquated. I choose Waltz, no Casinos. Otherwise everything is wonderful. Wish you the best.

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Aug 11, 2019 14:16:49   #
Larai (a regular here)
 
Manning345 wrote:
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became obvious that I must post a companion piece showing the likes and loves of my life that dominate my thinking. As before, I have used key phrases rather than many paragraphs.
Singling out the joys of life turned out to be a flood of items that could have reached hundreds, but I tried to hold it down to approximately two pages.
The List:
1. Love of God, worship, prayer and Bible study
2. Christian fellowship
3. Love of my Parents, Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts
4. Love of my wife, children and grandchildren
5. Good friends
6. Sex
7. My Dogs
8. French Red Wine
9. Big and fast cars
10. Making a significant contribution at work
11. Doing things my way in retirement
12. Music of all kinds, except rock and rap
13. My favorite Pianists
14. My favorite trumpeters
15. My favorite clarinetists
16. My favorite sax players
17. My favorite base players
18. My favorite drummers
19. My favorite guitar players
20. Boogie Woogie
21. The special piano touch of Beegie Adair
22. Dixieland
23. The Company of Patriots
24. Serving my Profession of Project Management/System Engineering
25. Useful Books of all types and genres
26. The internet puts the world of knowledge at my command
27. Happy People
28. A properly grilled steak or prime ribs
29. Sailing, but not in high seas
30. Flying hands on, but VFR only.
31. Aircraft of all types, including military and low cost
32. The 'Ancient Alien Program
33. The Conservative Agenda and Trump MAGA
34. The American Way, law and culture
35. Comedians like Borge, Winters, Williams, Dangerfield
36. Paintings of the Masters, especially the impressionists
37. Exploring New Cities and Nations
38. Nashville and Vanderbilt
39. Richmond and the university
40. Washington, D.C.
41. London
42. Paris
43. Rome
44. The French Riviera
45. Berne
46. The Spanish Riviera
47. The Bahamas
48. Bermuda
49. New York City
50. Miami Beach
51. San Francisco of the 50's. and Marin County
52. Virginia Beach
53. Fairfield Harbor
54. New Orleans
55. Football
56. Golf
57. Chess
58. Poker, 7-Card Stud
59. Bridge
60. The Tools of War, strategy and tactics
61. Washington, D.C.
62. Good Workmanship, and well designed products
63. Casinos
64. Museums
65. Qanon
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became ob... (show quote)


Awesome!.. Thank you!

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Aug 11, 2019 15:10:36   #
no propaganda please (a regular here)
 
Manning345 wrote:
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became obvious that I must post a companion piece showing the likes and loves of my life that dominate my thinking. As before, I have used key phrases rather than many paragraphs.
Singling out the joys of life turned out to be a flood of items that could have reached hundreds, but I tried to hold it down to approximately two pages.
The List:
1. Love of God, worship, prayer and Bible study
2. Christian fellowship
3. Love of my Parents, Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts
4. Love of my wife, children and grandchildren
5. Good friends
6. Sex
7. My Dogs
8. French Red Wine
9. Big and fast cars
10. Making a significant contribution at work
11. Doing things my way in retirement
12. Music of all kinds, except rock and rap
13. My favorite Pianists
14. My favorite trumpeters
15. My favorite clarinetists
16. My favorite sax players
17. My favorite base players
18. My favorite drummers
19. My favorite guitar players
20. Boogie Woogie
21. The special piano touch of Beegie Adair
22. Dixieland
23. The Company of Patriots
24. Serving my Profession of Project Management/System Engineering
25. Useful Books of all types and genres
26. The internet puts the world of knowledge at my command
27. Happy People
28. A properly grilled steak or prime ribs
29. Sailing, but not in high seas
30. Flying hands on, but VFR only.
31. Aircraft of all types, including military and low cost
32. The 'Ancient Alien Program
33. The Conservative Agenda and Trump MAGA
34. The American Way, law and culture
35. Comedians like Borge, Winters, Williams, Dangerfield
36. Paintings of the Masters, especially the impressionists
37. Exploring New Cities and Nations
38. Nashville and Vanderbilt
39. Richmond and the university
40. Washington, D.C.
41. London
42. Paris
43. Rome
44. The French Riviera
45. Berne
46. The Spanish Riviera
47. The Bahamas
48. Bermuda
49. New York City
50. Miami Beach
51. San Francisco of the 50's. and Marin County
52. Virginia Beach
53. Fairfield Harbor
54. New Orleans
55. Football
56. Golf
57. Chess
58. Poker, 7-Card Stud
59. Bridge
60. The Tools of War, strategy and tactics
61. Washington, D.C.
62. Good Workmanship, and well designed products
63. Casinos
64. Museums
65. Qanon
After posting my peeves and hang-ups, it became ob... (show quote)


My special likes are of much more limited spectrum.
1 people who reach out and take in children who need help and love, no matter what color they or the children are.
2The special connection between dogs and people, both of which God created as companions for the other
3 Quiet summer evenings where the loudest sounds are the katydids.
4 Footprints of the deer in the snow on a cold Sunday morning in January.
5 All the friends and neighbors who were around to help during NPPs medical problems.
6The Carolina wrens who build nests in the old mail boxes we put up on the back deck. They seem to know that we are watching them on a daily basis.
7 When the phone rings and a friend is calling to let us know that the new grandchild (a girl) arrived in the middle of the night.
8 The neighbor up the "holler" who plows out our driveway in the winter, unasked and refuses any payment except a blue berry pie.
9 The people on OPP who are willing and happy to carry on conversations without the vitriol and hate that so many others show those who do not agree.
10 The gifts from God, whether in the whispers of the Angels, or the thunder of Heaven where a game of 9 pins is being played on a daily basis.(see The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for reference)

SWMBO

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Aug 12, 2019 13:03:41   #
Manning345
 
Radiance3 wrote:
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I think with faith, virtues, wisdom, and knowledge that you have, you are the chosen one among all members at OPP. Excellent. I wonder who will be the second runner up.

I am curious of something. That Boogie Woogie is kind of antiquated. I choose Waltz, no Casinos. Otherwise everything is wonderful. Wish you the best.


That is high praise indeed! I loved to waltz also. BW is an old favorite. All I do at casinos is to play poker, and watch the people. No big gambling!

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Aug 12, 2019 13:04:51   #
Manning345
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
I agree with all except gambling, and chess is not one of my favorite things. Tennis, not golf. And I love my cousins as much as I’d love sisters and brothers, if I had them. All in all, I’d say you are one fine person.


Thank you very much, Carol, you are so kind.

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Aug 12, 2019 13:05:54   #
Manning345
 
Larai wrote:
Awesome!.. Thank you!


You are very welcome!

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Aug 12, 2019 13:06:19   #
Radiance3 (a regular here)
 
Manning345 wrote:
That is high praise indeed! I loved to waltz also. BW is an old favorite. All I do at casinos is to play poker, and watch the people. No big gambling!

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That is great. Best wishes to you Manning, and God bless.

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Aug 12, 2019 13:08:10   #
Manning345
 
no propaganda please wrote:
My special likes are of much more limited spectrum.
1 people who reach out and take in children who need help and love, no matter what color they or the children are.
2The special connection between dogs and people, both of which God created as companions for the other
3 Quiet summer evenings where the loudest sounds are the katydids.
4 Footprints of the deer in the snow on a cold Sunday morning in January.
5 All the friends and neighbors who were around to help during NPPs medical problems.
6The Carolina wrens who build nests in the old mail boxes we put up on the back deck. They seem to know that we are watching them on a daily basis.
7 When the phone rings and a friend is calling to let us know that the new grandchild (a girl) arrived in the middle of the night.
8 The neighbor up the "holler" who plows out our driveway in the winter, unasked and refuses any payment except a blue berry pie.
9 The people on OPP who are willing and happy to carry on conversations without the vitriol and hate that so many others show those who do not agree.
10 The gifts from God, whether in the whispers of the Angels, or the thunder of Heaven where a game of 9 pins is being played on a daily basis.(see The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for reference)

SWMBO
My special likes are of much more limited spectrum... (show quote)


Yoour comment is very poetically inclined, and easy to agree with! THANK YOU>

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Aug 12, 2019 14:39:51   #
no propaganda please (a regular here)
 
Manning345 wrote:
Yoour comment is very poetically inclined, and easy to agree with! THANK YOU>


You are so welcome. Every day, just waking up and being able to go about my work fills my heart with joy. Guess, I am just a simple country girl at heart.
God Be With You And Bless You Always.
I could add one other joy, the fact that we owe no financial debt to anyone, and much debts of kindness to a great many people, known and unknown, and everything to God.
SWMBO

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Aug 12, 2019 14:47:26   #
Larai (a regular here)
 
no propaganda please wrote:
You are so welcome. Every day, just waking up and being able to go about my work fills my heart with joy. Guess, I am just a simple country girl at heart.
God Be With You And Bless You Always.
I could add one other joy, the fact that we owe no financial debt to anyone, and much debts of kindness to a great many people, known and unknown, and everything to God.
SWMBO


Amen! Waking up on this side of the dirt is always a good thing for me, No debt.. great furbaby, guy..and all around good, plenty of food.. roof w/no mortgage attached to it.. a car that runs great..and great folks around me... and in support of me.. beautiful sun shiny day!.. nice breeze.. all God given!

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Aug 12, 2019 18:27:18   #
Radiance3 (a regular here)
 
Larai wrote:
Amen! Waking up on this side of the dirt is always a good thing for me, No debt.. great furbaby, guy..and all around good, plenty of food.. roof w/no mortgage attached to it.. a car that runs great..and great folks around me... and in support of me.. beautiful sun shiny day!.. nice breeze.. all God given!
Amen! Waking up on this side of the dirt is always... (show quote)


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You guys are all blessed happy and beautiful. And most of all you are loved by God.

And here is my life. After my young husband was killed in Vietnam, the most painful I carried for many years. But my faith in God made me stronger. God heals. Finished my college, passed my Board Exam. Went to work for almost 40 years. Two jobs I handled. Accountant/Auditor during weekdays and Real Estate during Saturdays. This was to make me busy and to forget my heartaches.

Engaged in real estate investments, bought homes for investments, and one for me to live for the rest of my life. At the same time some other financial investments until now. Numbers are my favorite hobbies. Homes all free and clear. My cat Baby is one of the beneficiaries. The rests are charities, nieces and nephews, who fill me up with love. I am a Cradle Catholic.

The blessings of God are endless. And I am grateful. I will leave everything behind, and when God calls, I am ready to meet my husband up there.

And to all of you, may the blessings of God fill you up everyday!

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Aug 12, 2019 18:39:54   #
Mikeyavelli (a regular here)
 
Larai wrote:
Amen! Waking up on this side of the dirt is always a good thing for me, No debt.. great furbaby, guy..and all around good, plenty of food.. roof w/no mortgage attached to it.. a car that runs great..and great folks around me... and in support of me.. beautiful sun shiny day!.. nice breeze.. all God given!
Amen! Waking up on this side of the dirt is always... (show quote)


That's me! (Without the furry guy)

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Aug 12, 2019 18:55:03   #
Larai (a regular here)
 
Mikeyavelli wrote:
That's me! (Without the furry guy)


Chuckles the Furbaby, is a Girl husky/bearded collie.. my friend who happens to be a guy, not so furry..



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