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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:29 am    Post subject: Dave Ferro Reply with quote

So what has become of Dave? Anyone?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've been wondering the same thing about you.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you posting again Rosie. As far as I'm aware I think Dave is OK and he's still looking after his mum.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gil, I became addicted to Facebook, well that and working two jobs.

How is everyone???

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave pops in and out of the forums in between taking care of his mom. I heard from him not too long ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Just noticed this - Rosie, I had been thinking of you recently - much thought about the Sixties and wondered more about how it went for you. Actually today my Uncle Sam came over with two of his daughters (of 7, and 5 boys). He had fallen at home and is now finally back there. It was good to see him again.

Anyway, we watched a VHS of my 1965 graduation party, with many relatives now gone. I had a DVD made and have to get it copied for everyone. Our grandfather John Bissi is in it and grandma Nervina, many aunts and uncles and cousins, many gone now. What a different time...all the cars amazingly different too - more interesting types.

Soon more trouble with Vietnam, protests, etc.

Also thinking of your cat -

Here the cat sleeping arrangements still trouble me. Always trying to find a better way to keep them warm. And have to out yet to put hand warmers in gloves. Not too cold tonight. Snip is on the porch in one of the boxes, lots of clothes plied in there, including my sweater and thermal bottoms and all of it on the glider under a plastic sheet - she likes to look out. Easier for me to run out and check on her. For some reason she left the other box with a round bed in it. Won't say why.

Slug and Xeno are in the garage in their box beds. I will bring out some dry food and water later. It's 1:15 a.m. and I still have to take the trash out. Slug usually comes out to escort me - he also greets us at the driveway. Must have some dog in him somewhere.

Reading a book by Marina Nemat who now lives in Toronto - so thinking of you, Nuccia. have you heard of her? She was in the Evin prison in Tehran when she was only 16. An interrogator there fell in love with her and saved her from execution. Eventually she got out and was able to go to Canada with a husband. Terrible things were done to these young people, perhaps worse than when the Shah used his Savak secret police. I dreamed that I and friends went and saved all of them.

This book brings back many memories. I checked my photos to see where I was at the same time. At College of Marin and there were Iranian students there. One tutored me on Calculus. Very nice person and he helped a great deal.

Then the Shah was overthrown and the Iranian student were gathered in the student lounge, very quiet. One was playing the piano, a sad melody. When he was done, some people clapped and the students just turned and looked at them - they did not realize that this was not a performance but a mourning. The Iranian students were thinking of their families in Iran, and what would happen when they returned. They were Westernized and would feel the greater pressure from the new government.

The book name is Prisoner of Tehran - I recommend it - but it will make you angry and very sad, even though Marina was able to escape and is happy in her new home. She is a Christian and I think it helped save her.

On the other hand, I am also angry about how people, especially women, are treated in some of these programs about prisons. We should be protecting them.

Reading the book, I think also of Abu Ghraib.

Oops, this is Just sit and relax forum...

My mother is better, making sauce this morning, praying a lot, getting me to go to church with her (just to please her). After church last Friday she started to get these coughing fits with phlegm, so I got some Tussin DM which helped, but the ingredients seem to have the opposite effects: suppress cough yet loosen the phlegm. I have to be careful as this can make her drowsy. Luckily she did not need it today. And won't go the doctor's to have it checked out.

Last Wednesday was her 97th birthday and my cousin Chris invited us over for dinner and cake. Her two sons' wives each had baby boys just a month apart and they were there too. My mother got to hold them a lot.

Still nothing from my daughter since we spoke in May from the emergency room and home later. Maybe next summer they will come visit.

Must have had all this stored up and it burst out.

Love and miss you all

Dave

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you are well, Dave! Happy New year to you and everyone here!!

We had a heat wave here lately. It was almost 60 degrees here yesterday. I worked earlier in the day and came home to join my family for a dinner out.

I think I told you I have two cats now, Trixie and Kira. My beloved white cat, Benny was put to sleep in May of 2009.

I still haven't made dinner yet. I'm doing pork ribs on the grill outside.

Now don't be a stranger here, Dave!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rosie,

It was warm around here also for the last few days and I thought I would be able to get under the car again to put another product on the resonator to make it doubly sealed. Last Sunday it was 18F and a cold north wind, but I got some muffler putty on, so it is no longer making noise. But it has been raining and tomorrow back to 33F.

Most of the snow is gone and the big icicles came crashing down onto the porch roof Friday night - I thought a car had hit the house. Took the opportunity to dig up 3 parsley roots from the garden and put them downstairs in a planter by a basement window. I have some garlic growing there also, as an experiment, but they are not getting very big - just tall and thin.

I like your cats' names - and hope all is well with them. We had a small dinner, as my cousin could not come, saying he was sick. His sister had been visiting last week and was sick and now he got it.

My mother is better, but still has the phlegm so I switched to just Tussin, for the expectorant. This way she won't get drowsy during the day. But I think she should go to the doctor just to check her lungs.

Friday I started to get sick: runny nose, then sneezing, sore throat, sinuses, dizziness. Lots of salt gargles helped, but my eyes burned so much I had to put a cold washcloth on them overnight. Some of the dizziness might have been from a nasal decongestant Better today but some congestion, and tired. Still haven't gotten the flu shot.

The cats have enjoyed the pieces of ham and the better weather. The birds have their bath unfrozen for drinking again. I was working on the snowblower and only got 2 bolts off the chute when my cousin Monica came for a visit with some homemade Italian cookies from the wife of the shoe repairman.

Came across an article with the question: sauce or gravy. I knew what he was talking about. People in New Jersey call it gravy, it seems and I have to call our cousin Sal down there to get his input. We always called it spaghetti sauce from the tomatoes. But one responder noted that if it started with meat, then it was gravy. That makes sense, since I think gravy is what is produced when you cook meat.

My mother has taken a great liking to pork ribs since I brought home a quarter rack from a restaurant nearby that had a cooker on a trailer outside - the cook is from Kansas City - they know how to make ribs there. It hasn't been there lately, not sure where he went, but the snow could be a problem. I have been in KC in the winter visiting my friend Martha and I couldn't believe the frigidity.

So, we have gone to the market and done our own, my mother trying her own sauce and some we bought. She says they taste real good to her, and usually she says food has no taste or it is like straw. That's why I keep giving her Powerade and Ensure to get her hydrated, then maybe her taste will be improved.

Happy New Year to all,

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear all of you are well. Dave especially good news to hear that your mother is eating again!

Happy New Year everyone!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year everyone!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year to Simy and everyone else!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Late New Year to all Amici

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Hey, almost all snow gone, sunny, not too cold, in 30s but west wind bitter.

More work can be done outside, cats wandering (Xeno did not come for lunch or dinner, and isn't in any of the beds - worried about him now).

Slug runs out to greet us at the driveway, Snip in one of the windows keeping warm. Now in bed and I will go out to give them their hand warmers. He took up sleeping in a box on the porch with the shag rug type bed. He can monitor the yard from there.

Someone left a flyer for a lost cat, named Fluffy. I'll have to keep an eye out for her. The address is from around the corner.

Last month, there was a pink child's winter coat in the middle of the street, with the bottom box from a package of Top Ramen. A car was coming so I went out and picked them up. No name on the jacket so I zipped it up and put it up in the tree across the street, hoping the parents would see it if they drove by. Nope.

Next: moved it on the other side, so the kids would see it to and from school. They just pulled it down and left it in the snow. I couldn't find it in the snowbank, but then my mother saw it back in the tree when the snow melted.

Some kid is missing her jacket. It wasn't around moving time, and past the trash pickup, so it probably did not fall out of a truck. My mother thinks we should give it to one of the Salvation Army shops, so someone will use it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is sad how many people forget about lost clothes. It will drive you crazy if you ever saw the nice, new and stylish clothes in the lost and found at your local schools. At the end of the school year my school brings unclaimed goods to the welfare lady at our Town Hall.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gil,

You're right about how much is lost - consider stores that sell unclaimed freight and lost luggage. All new items and no one comes forward to try to get them back? The airlines are making a profit on those. As you say, why haven't the kids looked for their lost property?

There are yearly auctions or giveaways of bicycles around here - fine for kids who could not afford one, but what about the kids whose bikes were stolen or lost? I told the kids next door to put their names on a piece of paper into the hollow handle bars.

Meanwhile, as the snow had melted by yesterday, my mother noticed the pink jacket back in the tree across the street. Today it was on the front steps of our neighbor. Some crows flew down to check it out. I'll have to tell him the story next time we see him and decide what to do.

Dave

The snow is back...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that you are sending it my way. Thanks!!!

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