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Old 08-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #20681
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McCartney will be here in Missoula tomorrow night. We won't need tickets (good thing) we'll be able to hear the concert all over town.
I know what you mean. There were lots of people camped outside the stadium Saturday who said they could hear every note.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:13 PM   #20682
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I know what you mean. There were lots of people camped outside the stadium Saturday who said they could hear every note.
Guess the people inside the stadium would need binoculars to really see him too?
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:21 PM   #20683
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Guess the people inside the stadium would need binoculars to really see him too?
I don't know if they do this in England, but in the U.S., there are huge screens in stadiums and other outdoor music venues that allow you to see the performer really well. Not as good as a small, intimate theater, but still nice

Steve, I'm jealous! I've always loved all of the Beatles, but especially Paul
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #20684
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I just finished my assignment for my magazine writing-class. Now I'm going to watch the news for a bit and figure out what the sides will be for dinner. DH wants to grill the bratwurst he bought the other day. Maybe German potato salad and pickled cucumbers. He's out bike riding right now.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:10 PM   #20685
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I know what you mean. There were lots of people camped outside the stadium Saturday who said they could hear every note.
We'll get all the bands from the fair that starts tomorrow, too. There are several nice, shady parks that we can pick to hang out in for the concert. Front porch for the fair shows.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:28 PM   #20686
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Just put another hard drive in my laptop. A year or so ago I put a new one in and a new OS, the first one died in a day, the replacement lasted a bit over a year, it still works, but was having lots of errors.

So now I have an SSD in the laptop, so we'll see how that goes. Sure does make this aging laptop feel fresh again!
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:48 PM   #20687
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Lights Out.

4th August - The centenary of the first day of the Great War as the First World War was called here after the fact and often still is. I don't suppose it has impacted much in the US as you weren't involved until 1917 but it's been a big thing on this side of the Atlantic.

BBC News - 'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 centenary commemorations

Both my grandfather's came through it but my mother's cousin was lost at sea in 1915 so I lit a candle. Will light another for him on January 2nd next year.
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I have photos of my Grandfather and his brothers from the First World War.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:06 AM   #20689
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I meant to post this yesterday. This is what we did on Saturday. Mrs K and I, along with her brother and sister and their spouses all went to the Paul McCartney concert in Minneapolis at Target Field.

By far, it was the best concert I've ever seen in my life - and I've seen quite a few. For a 72-year old man, Sir Paul has the energy of a 30-something. He came out on stage and performed for nearly three hours straight. Almost 40 songs altogether, including many songs from the Beatles catalog. It was so nice to see him embrace his Beatles heritage. I remember a time when he steadfastly refused to play more than a handful of those songs, saying it was all water under the bridge and people should move on.

What a fun evening and one I'll remember for the rest of my life! I only hope I have half the energy he does when I'm 72.





OH MY GOSH, how awesome, Steve!! I would so love to see Sir Paul in concert. Glad to hear he played so many of the fan faves. WOW...

Princess, I hope you can hear him there in Missoula and that's it's a memorable time. How fun to hear him without even leaving your home.
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4th August - The centenary of the first day of the Great War as the First World War was called here after the fact and often still is. I don't suppose it has impacted much in the US as you weren't involved until 1917 but it's been a big thing on this side of the Atlantic.

BBC News - 'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 centenary commemorations

Both my grandfather's came through it but my mother's cousin was lost at sea in 1915 so I lit a candle. Will light another for him on January 2nd next year.
My uncle was the first soldier from East Boston to be killed in 1917. My father had a letter that he sent him when he was just ten years old from the front complaining about wet cigarettes. He was already dead by the time my father got it.

My aunt was given the choice of which square in Eastie that she wanted named in his honor. She chose the one up on White and Monmouth Street. It was closest to home and where he hung out as a kid with all his friends. A number of years ago a car crashed into the sign and knocked it down. It had been down a couple of years and I called the VFW. They had a new and much better sign put up in its place. On Armistice Day (yes I still call it that) they had a Dedication Ceremony in the pouring rain and played Taps. My sister and I both knew all the words and sang them in harmony. When we were done, one of the veterans with tears on his face, asked us if we would be able to be available for funeral services and other military dedications. So instead, we recorded the whole song in harmony and as far as I know they are still using it.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.

Taps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is a beatiful song and even more so when sung in harmony.
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