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Post by JL on Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:46 am

December 23 is here!

The answer to yesterday's quote is Watching the Waters.  Gerry has a tendency to dig himself in deeper.


Today's Guess the Quote:


There was a tenderness to his voice that went straight through me.
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Bake with Paul!  This is a delicious item to include in a Christmas meal.
Gingerbread Cake - US


Gingerbread Cake - UK

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Today's Fun Thing: Check out the most popular book the year you were born!  I can't believe mine is Cujo!!!
Most Popular Books

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Just for Flynn:  Although I don't think "silent" applies to him.
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Story to Check out: I'm linking to Chapter 1.  You'll have to go on from there.
Bump's Castle
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Trisha's Trivia


1. I have a hankering for something offensively hairy and purple (don't judge.) 
What fits the bill?

2. Dale lived near which park as a child?

 3. Which dish comes from the smokehouse?


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Post by Trisha Louise on Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:01 am

Whoops! I fell asleep before posting it to you. BRB. 

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Post by Zicat on Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:11 am

Take away the brussel sprouts and you can serve that dish to me, Trisha. What a cutie!
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Post by Hayjude on Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:30 am

Yick! Dog hair all over the roast!
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Post by Zicat on Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:43 am

Throw the food away if you want, (though I think the dog would enjoy it) but that doggie is just too cute to pass up.
I know I have 3 doggies at the moment, but look at that face. Who could resist?
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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:31 am

Trisha's Trivia # 1 - Valerie's sweater (MEC)
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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:38 am

Trivia # 2 - St. James Park and Green Park - both are mentioned in Cathedral Close when Paul and Dale are at Buckingham Palace.  If I had to pick one, it would be St. James Park.  Dale's father was in the Lifeguard, which is part of the cavalry - and the parade grounds were on the other side of St. James Park.  Paul figures they're about 15 min.
from the house where Dale grew up.
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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:27 am

Today's quote - Tom's thoughts about Jake in Will You Walk a Little Faster.
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Post by Trisha Louise on Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:38 am

Most popular novel for 1975: E. L. Doctorow, 'Ragtime '. I read this at uni years ago. Might be a time to comb the shelves for it again. 

It's interesting seeing the changing styles used on the covers over the years. So many are instantly recognisable even if I've not read them. Thanks for this link, JL, very enjoyable detour in my day.

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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:57 am

I saw the movie Ragtime (I think it was the last movie James Cagney was in), but never read the book.

Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl was the most popular

I looked up other books published in 1948.

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.  I read this in high school.

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey - one of my favorite children's book.

What a great idea, JL.
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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:19 am

Trivia # 3 - kippers from the smokehouse for breakfast

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Post by Trisha Louise on Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:23 am

LOL!

From the UK gingerbread cake recipe:


 Serves Flynn, or 8 family members

And this gem:

 Grandma's Maine Whipped Cream


 The Ranch Family are big fans of whipped cream, so I've doubled grandma's original recipe which only called for one cup of cream


Superb. Very Happy Such a lot of work has gone into the cookbook. You star, Tarabeth.

Cheers 

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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:08 am

Yes, the FCR men are indeed big fans of Grandma's Maine whipped cream - occasionally using it in a way that Paul's grandmother didn't intend, although I'm pretty sure Paul wouldn't object - as long as he didn't have to try cleaning a whipped cream stain off of, say, an iced violet shirt.
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Post by mc on Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:40 pm

@Trisha Louise wrote:Most popular novel for 1975: E. L. Doctorow, 'Ragtime '. I read this at uni years ago. Might be a time to comb the shelves for it again. 

It's interesting seeing the changing styles used on the covers over the years. So many are instantly recognisable even if I've not read them. Thanks for this link, JL, very enjoyable detour in my day.

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The musical version (on stage) was brilliant, Trisha Louise. Both the original and the revival. Utterly brilliant.

Here's a clip from the 1998 Tony Awards (if you're interested and I'm not too off-topic here):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=228R4jSDejU&frags=pl%2Cwn

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Post by Trisha Louise on Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:43 pm

Thank you! I'll watch it when more awake. Where did you see it performed?

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Post by mc on Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:55 pm

New York. It really was fabulous. Sweet dreams!

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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:01 pm

Ooh the book thing is interesting, mine was Ragtime as well and even though I’m a huge book nerd I’ve never read it, so definitely adding i to my never ending to read pile... and was that Mandy Patinkin i spied in the you tube video.

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Post by DeeDee on Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:15 pm

For me it's To Kill A Mockingbird.  

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Post by Hayjude on Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:14 pm

Mine was a bit creepy with a priest on the front cover - not one I’ll be looking to read!
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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:48 pm

@DeeDee wrote:For me it's To Kill A Mockingbird.  

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One of my favorite books and movies, Dee.
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Post by jkfan on Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:49 pm

@Hayjude wrote:Mine was a bit creepy with a priest on the front cover - not one I’ll be looking to read!
What's the title, Judy?
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Post by DeeDee on Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:12 pm

@jkfan wrote:
@DeeDee wrote:For me it's To Kill A Mockingbird.  

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One of my favorite books and movies, Dee.
For me as well, Cheryl.  I read the book only once, because school required it, but I've watched that movie dozens of times.  

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Post by Zicat on Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:53 pm

@Hayjude wrote:Mine was a bit creepy with a priest on the front cover - not one I’ll be looking to read!
Judy, yours is The Shoes of the Fisherman by Australian novelist Morris West, and was made into a Movie in 1968.
Check out the IMDb Link below...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063599/
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Post by Hayjude on Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:58 am

Thanks for that, Cat - maybe not creepy after all, but still not my cup of tea (pardon the pun!)
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Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:59 am

Actually, very nice Trisha.  I didn't cry once.  I added both to my YouTube FCR Christmas playlist.

Thanks for posting these.  They were both lovely.

Whoops - you moved them just as I posted this.
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Post by Trisha Louise on Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:02 am

Sorry! I fumbled the posting.
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Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:11 am

@Trisha Louise wrote:Sorry! I fumbled the posting.
That's OK.  I was surprised to see them here.  Then when they disappeared, I realized you must have moved them to the Christmas Music topic.

My comments still stand - a lovely song sung by two classic singers.  I enjoyed both of them, Trisha.
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Post by loyalpainter88 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:21 am

@JL wrote:
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Today's Fun Thing: Check out the most popular book the year you were born!  I can't believe mine is Cujo!!!
Most Popular Books


What a marvelous idea ! 
Mine is " The queen of the damned! LOL! Looks like a vampire novel ... Never read it ...

But thanks for suggesting it was a wonderful idea .. 
As i was scrolling down the list i was like " oh looks good " should read this one " have read this , have read this " havent read this "... 
So there is a list of what needs to be read now ...


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Post by loyalpainter88 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:25 am

@Trisha Louise wrote:LOL!

From the UK gingerbread cake recipe:


 Serves Flynn, or 8 family members

And this gem:

 Grandma's Maine Whipped Cream


 The Ranch Family are big fans of whipped cream, so I've doubled grandma's original recipe which only called for one cup of cream


Superb. Very Happy Such a lot of work has gone into the cookbook. You star, Tarabeth.

Cheers 

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Oh those are some fun trivia ... I always skip the cooking articles because i dont cook ... If i knew there were tidbits like these would have looked through them .
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Post by loyalpainter88 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:28 am

@jkfan wrote:I saw the movie Ragtime (I think it was the last movie James Cagney was in), but never read the book.

Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl was the most popular

I looked up other books published in 1948.

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.  I read this in high school.

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey - one of my favorite children's book.

What a great idea, JL.

Definitely adding these books to my reading list , thanks for mentioning it JL !
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Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:29 am

@mc wrote:
@Trisha Louise wrote:Most popular novel for 1975: E. L. Doctorow, 'Ragtime '. I read this at uni years ago. Might be a time to comb the shelves for it again. 

It's interesting seeing the changing styles used on the covers over the years. So many are instantly recognisable even if I've not read them. Thanks for this link, JL, very enjoyable detour in my day.

Trisha

The musical version (on stage) was brilliant, Trisha Louise. Both the original and the revival. Utterly brilliant.

Here's a clip from the 1998 Tony Awards (if you're interested and I'm not too off-topic here):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=228R4jSDejU&frags=pl%2Cwn
I just watched that clip, mc.  It was really good.  I saw the movie, but didn't realize there was a play, and that it was a musical.  Thanks for posting the link.
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Post by Trisha Louise on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:36 am

That clip was great, thank you MC. 

Cheers

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Post by mc on Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:20 am

Glad you liked it! I'm seeing the new staged version of To Kill A Mockingbird sometime in 2019 (as that also seems to be a favorite of the board).

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Post by jkfan on Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:44 am

I didn't know that was being made into a play.  I'll be interested in knowing what you think of it when you see it, mc.
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Post by Nonni on Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:04 am

Love the "most popular books" link. I feel like I have a lot of reading to catch up on now as there are some books here I've never heard of!

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Post by Nonni on Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:19 am

@Zicat wrote:
@Hayjude wrote:Mine was a bit creepy with a priest on the front cover - not one I’ll be looking to read!
Judy, yours is The Shoes of the Fisherman by Australian novelist Morris West, and was made into a Movie in 1968.
Check out the IMDb Link below...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063599/

Looks like mine is also The Shoes of the Fisherman and I'd never heard of it either.

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Post by Zicat on Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:14 am

Please don't ask me to explain the movie Sas & Judy. I was dragged to the Cinema to see it when I was young because my mother was unable to find a babysitter and insisted all the family had to go, but all I was interested in was Intermission and ice cream. Laughing
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Post by Nonni on Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:58 pm

Ah, Cat, that somehow reminds me of little Sarah and how children show you what is important to them, whether it is watching the cattle escape or intermission and ice cream!

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