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". . . and the tin pan bended and the story ended . . ."
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Watch the 47th Grammy's and look for DVR's Wife and Producer, Andrea Vuocolo Vanronk, and our beloved Christine Lavin [who helped edit it]
February 13, 2005 8PM on CBS.

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  Sunday   April 30   2006

I have been remiss in reading my email and so I was psyched to see that yesterday there was a Peace Rally aka anti-war in Manhattan!!! Yes! Peace Now! [or soon so our youths are home sound and safe ASAP].


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  Thursday   April 27   2006

It was a rough day full of fits and starts but it was absolutely lovely while company was here.
Today this 1953 baby became 53! Oh my.

I logged on, and found a great card from Kim. It's nice to be cared about, and known well enough to have my friend guess I needed something special today more than other days. Nice.

First thing, I phoned Mom to tell her I'd be coming over tomorrow, and to tell her it's her "labor day". I don't think she realizes it's my birthday even though I said it. It is so sad to have her so near, but so horrifically far away in mind, heart, and soul. I keep wanting to call and just talk or ask things like the old days. It's a tease as she sounds like herself, but she can't really articulate, nor can she recall things. I miss her so much.

Gordy was working to clean the house for the party tonight. Cake and Ice cream, and dear friends and dear family and dear ones.

I got a phone call from Jim -- and he even was convinced to sing Happy Birthday, despite his reluctance to do it. Yay! He also said he had a special birthday event to celebrate...ugh, he had to have one of those "procedures" that age requires.

William phoned, and I spoke to Miz Robyn too. Heard a great story about Evan...the one legends are made of (now that he's safe). William woke up this AM to a saw or something electrically tooled buzzing away. Billiam shook himself awake to find that Evan (who is turning 2 May 2nd) had climbed up the shelf, to grab the power drill, then put a drill bit in somehow, and he and baby Madge (she's a chocolate Lab puppy) drilling into the carpet!!! Phew -- he and Made had some amazing guardian angels taking care of them.

I had a warm message from Terri, she's at Aunt Joan's, so it was bittersweet to know they were all together, a family, my family, and I felt so alone and remote here. And I miss my family of birth. I am sad and empty in-between moments of love from my loved one's who are local.

Then, on time, I get a Mikey bear hug and happy birthday...oh joy! And Katie! Then, Douggie and Kim! Now Rhonda! Look, here's Robby and Hannah. Ah...these are amazing people, I'm blessed to have them in my life. And my Gordy worked so hard to get me a birthday, with real Gordy-cake!

We had a game of Croquet...or as Gordy likes to call it, Xtreme Croquet -- why? because the lawn is a rough all by itself.

And, despite the directive of NO PREZZIES (Rob insisted that his wasn't a prezzie, it was a gift aha! a technicality), I was loved with flowers and a plant that will survive even my black thumb, and, Gordy not only did the wood floors, and make my cake, and get goodies to nosh on, but he gave me the "crank" to hand wind continuously, the Movie camera he gave me.

Thank you everyone for caring and laughing and hugs and today's celebration!

Happy birthday to me....

Pictures will follow.

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  Wednesday   April 19   2006

I've been meaning to post this...an absolute must see...I'm so surprised that it wasn't more "mainstream", especially with "Frodo" starring in it......stellar, and fine music as well...so many levels of emotions...rent it, buy it, but absolutely, see it!!!


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  Wednesday   April 5   2006

Numbers & Time-play [-- thanks Laura!]

On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

That won't happen again for another 1,000 years

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"walk this way..." Igor [prnounced Eye-gore] from "Young Frankenstien" [pronounced Steen] -- there's more!