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grant228 2020-01-21 05:44:14
Dave, thanks for your kind wishes. The rain we had last weekend was the best we have had in years. Things are starting to green already! The best thing about the rain was it put out some fires and enabled others to be gotten under control. The most worrying thing about this summer is we are being told this is the new normal and fires like the ones we've experienced will be an annual event. Our national government has a long record of climate change denial and took little action to safeguard things on the grounds of cost. They are now seeing a preventative approach would have saved a lot of money in terms of cost of fire-fighting, homes and vegetation lost and the huge drop in our tourist numbers.
 
dave 2020-01-20 19:59:28
Grant,
The fire situation there is now a part of the daily news in the U.S. and many seem to be rallying here to raise funds to send to help. I saw you received some rain and I hope you get more.
 
dave 2020-01-09 15:41:18
Grant, Ha ha, though that pic is for sure 5-10 years old, so I suppose I look younger there than now.
 
grant228 2020-01-06 18:19:17
Dave, they were back again yesterday and yes, were aware of the tower and mentioned the university they thought was part of your town. I showed them your picture, Dave and the nice lady said she was surprised to see such a young-looking man in charge of the site!
 
dave 2020-01-06 13:08:23
Yes I think maybe we've discuss the visual symbolism of the Ypsilanti water tower. lol.
 
grant228 2020-01-03 23:41:57
Dave, I think they were too polite to mention your impressive water tower! In the limited time between hands, they explained where Rochester was on the "mitten" and concentrated more on their grandchildren here. If they are back on Monday, I will attempt to explore their opinion of Ypsilanti.
 
dave 2020-01-03 21:37:44
ah yes, Rochester is not to far. Did they mention anything about Ypsi? The tower? Depot Town? The fact that it exists in the shadow of Ann Arbor? lol
 
grant228 2019-12-30 09:08:24
Good evening, Dave. At my bridge club this afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting and playing against two Michiganders! They are from Rochester and visiting their daughter who lives in Port Macquarie with her husband. They know Ypsilanti well!
 
dave 2019-12-22 23:25:35
All,
I had an issue with the site tonight and was forced to restore from a backup a few days old. I apologize for any inconvenience and any score or comments lost.
 
lmcubs 2019-12-16 21:17:17
I had to look up when I started on this site. 2006! Wow! That is quite a long time!
 
dave 2019-12-16 16:52:33
Yes it's been a while since I read it but I recall. I remember now, the boook was called Before the Trumpet
 
 
grant228 2019-12-16 07:33:41
Dave, his life was a rich source for any biographer, especially the relationship he had with his mother. A very domineering woman!
 
dave 2019-12-15 14:50:53
Grant, I remember the FDR quizzes. They are very good. I think you and I chatted about the one biography about him that I'd read. I forget the title but it was about his life before the presidency, from childhood on up.
 
grant228 2019-12-11 19:15:02
Yes, I started on January 1, 2009 when I was searching for information on FDR as I was appearing on a quiz show with him as my specialty. I discovered Bill had made a mistake in one of the quizzes about him and wrote to him.
 
dave 2019-12-11 13:49:39
wow eleven years. amazing Grant.
 
grant228 2019-12-11 08:00:54
Dave, , after almost eleven years of being part of the system, I know my way around the site reasonably well! It also helps we have many quizzes and bios to choose from.
 
dave 2019-12-10 15:11:57
Grant, I'm amazed at how you're able to find quizzes in our system with dates relevant to the current date.
 
dave 2019-12-10 15:09:42
Oh wow. So its a sunny day but the smoke is dimming the light then?
 
grant228 2019-12-10 05:48:42
Dave, no. It's smoke from fires up to 300-400 miles away. Sydneysiders aren't happy but it's the type of air we in the country have been coping with for months! As you can probably gather, the climate change argument is getting quite a workout while over 100 fires continue. Today it was so smoky on Sydney Harbour that the ferries were cancelled and fire alarms in many buildings going off!
 
 
dave 2019-12-09 18:05:08
Grant, Is that lit sky from wild fires then?
 
grant228 2019-12-06 00:48:30
Dave, thanks for your thoughts. Even those in the big cities are affected by days of smoke which has taken pollution levels beyond those in some of India's and China's worst.
 
 
dave 2019-12-05 22:13:19
Grant, wow I had no idea. Be Safe! There are a lot of wild fire issues in California these days as well.
 
grant228 2019-12-05 18:34:12
Dave, down here we would gladly swap some of your snow if it would put out the many fires (over 50) in my state. Soon there will be nothing left to burn! The photo below is one I took in my town at 4pm a few weeks ago. We were surrounded by fire!
 
 
dave 2019-12-04 14:12:32
Yes, and it explains why there are so many other movies made involving time travel.

We were slammed by an early snow storm in early November which woke us up to the coming of winter.
 
grant228 2019-12-03 18:52:37
Dave, my logical side agrees with you but the concept is a tantalising one! It may explain why "The Time Machine" was a favourite book and film. Hoping you are preparing successfully for your long winter.
 
dave 2019-12-02 18:54:15
Grant, in a sense we now know that time travel into the future is quite possible, though into the past - while mathmatically not impossible - is still quite doubtful.
 
grant228 2019-11-26 08:31:29
Yes, a very distant observer!
 
dave 2019-11-25 18:04:55
Yea but I wouldn't want to get to close. I'm sure it wasn't pretty
 
 
grant228 2019-11-23 07:16:58
Me too, Dave. If time travelling is ever invented, this battle is one I would like to visit.
 
dave 2019-11-22 18:02:53
I liked the quiz on Waterloo Grant. I'm a huge European history fan. It fascinates me.
 



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