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  1. Watched it last night. Very interesting partly because my father was a UAW local president for a GM plant for many years. If he were still alive he would give those people who voted against the union a piece of his mind. He was there when unions were first formed and remembered when companies would hire people to beat up those who belonged to a union. The way the glass company from China handled their employees sounded so familiar. They were smart in keeping the younger people who probably didn't know that much about what unions do to help their members. They needed to learn that there is strength in numbers.


  2. Happy Fourth weekend. I was a little busy yesterday cleaning off deck, setting up new grill and getting dinner ready for three of us. It was hot, muggy, threatening rain. Dog wouldn't walk it was so hot and humid. Got the steak and burgers grilled before the sky opened up. We ate inside despite my cleaning up the deck and furniture earlier. Now dog won't walk today because someone in our neighborhood is getting a new roof and she is afraid of loud noises. Finally got her to walk in our tiny back yard. 

    Hope you all had a great day and will have a great weekend.

  3. Still in the glow of the Gala and wishing I could get to see Clay in Grease. Its about a six and a half hour drive from here. I can't do long drives as I tend to fall asleep suddenly. I ttk my kids to see Grease on Broadway about 30 or 40 years ago. They really enjoyed it but I don't remember much of it. Probably fell asleep even back then. Hope he does great in his role and I'm sure we will hear from those who are going.

  4. CV had some detailed reviews of the weekend. I am not focused enough to remember everything. But I can say it was very well planned from the Friday night party to the last notes of "Because you Love me" on Saturday evening. 

    One thing that stood out to me was the deprecation of Clay and ,somewhat  Diane that they are figure heads and just there to look pretty. I totally disagree. I realize they are interacting with PHD's and people with multiple years of experience working with typical children and children with disabilities. From hearing them speak and speaking with a board member, they are very much in charge.

    On the other hand, as a fan, I really enjoyed the gala program and the mini concert section. Clay was in great voice and the band was terrific playing and Interacting with Clay. Loved the music and wishes for the old days when someone would record it for posterity. 

    It was a great weekend and all was well when I got home.


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  5. Leaving tomorrow for Charlotte. Hope I make it on time for the Friday night party. Dropping the dog for boarding at 4 and then driving down. Thought it would be easier on My husband. He can't take the dog out and stresses when various people come late to walk her. Next year I may bring him to the Gala as it is another stress to ask people to check on him and get him dinner. If I leave him enough wine I think he will be happy. 

  6. twilight, you might want to check on the PART bus service. Its reasonably priced and does long distance routes across the state or maybe someone at the NIP is heading that way and can offer a ride. I live in Winston, so I am closer to Charlotte than Raleigh. I plan on attending and have it on my calendar so I don't plan anything else. I usually have to arrange for someone to check in on my husband, walk the dog and get them both meals. :P

  7. We just had some ice. A lot of power outages and lots of detours because of trees down. I didn't run into any ice on the roads but then again I don't usually go out at night in bad weather. In the morning afterward, Monday there was still a lot of ice up in the trees. After that 12 to 14 inch snow we had earlier I think we had enough snow for the rest of the year. School was out for a week that time.

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