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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby Navy Blue Scrubs » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:02 pm

Former Detroit City Council president and long-time police official Gil Hill was in critical condition today
...I really thought he was gone...
at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital
...but with Sinai on the job I'm confident that we can change that "aren't" to "assuming room temperature" very soon
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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby Morty » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:14 pm

Navy Blue Scrubs wrote:
Former Detroit City Council president and long-time police official Gil Hill was in critical condition today
...I really thought he was gone...
at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital
...but with Sinai on the job I'm confident that we can change that "aren't" to "assuming room temperature" very soon



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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:42 pm

Watched the CNN series about the 80s last night. Robin Leach, sadly, still is using up perfectly good oxygen.
My hand to God, she's gonna be at Carnegie Hall. But you - I'll let you have her now at the old price, OK? Which is, which is anything you wanna give me. Anything at all.

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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby D-Day » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:57 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Watched the CNN series about the 80s last night. Robin Leach, sadly, still is using up perfectly good oxygen.


Read in your best Robin Leach voice: I'M ROBIN LEACH!!!!! I'M YELLING AND I DON'T KNOW WHY!!!!!
Where the hell am I going? And what the hell am I doing in this handbasket?
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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby middle aged female » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:55 am

Ramona’s inventor, Beverly Cleary, has sold 85 million copies of her books about Ramona, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse and other beloved figures. Cleary will turn 100 on Tuesday


I can't believe she's still alive.

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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:42 am

middle aged female wrote:
Ramona’s inventor, Beverly Cleary, has sold 85 million copies of her books about Ramona, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse and other beloved figures. Cleary will turn 100 on Tuesday


I can't believe she's still alive.


Back when Brightmoor had a DPL branch I'd read Cleary's stories. What struck me then was that those books were old, as in yellow pages and the re-skinning that they do when covers fall off. It was a thrill for me to introduce my own brood to Ramona et al. I remember being stuck on the freeway coming home from work one evening (Wikipedia reminds me that this was in '99) and hearing a snippet of an interview with her on NPR. She was promoting another "Ramona" book and I was thinking "damn, I ought to pick that up and read it." The power of interesting characters and a good story, you know...

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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby middle aged female » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:58 am

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
Ramona’s inventor, Beverly Cleary, has sold 85 million copies of her books about Ramona, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse and other beloved figures. Cleary will turn 100 on Tuesday


I can't believe she's still alive.


Back when Brightmoor had a DPL branch I'd read Cleary's stories. What struck me then was that those books were old, as in yellow pages and the re-skinning that they do when covers fall off. It was a thrill for me to introduce my own brood to Ramona et al. I remember being stuck on the freeway coming home from work one evening (Wikipedia reminds me that this was in '99) and hearing a snippet of an interview with her on NPR. She was promoting another "Ramona" book and I was thinking "damn, I ought to pick that up and read it." The power of interesting characters and a good story, you know...

I collect young adult novels and she was one of the best writers of the genre back in the 50's-60's. She wrote not just for the juvenile set with the Beezus and Ramona books, but books for teen girls, like Fifteen and Sister of the Bride. Those are the type I collect.

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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:14 pm

middle aged female wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
Ramona’s inventor, Beverly Cleary, has sold 85 million copies of her books about Ramona, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse and other beloved figures. Cleary will turn 100 on Tuesday


I can't believe she's still alive.


Back when Brightmoor had a DPL branch I'd read Cleary's stories. What struck me then was that those books were old, as in yellow pages and the re-skinning that they do when covers fall off. It was a thrill for me to introduce my own brood to Ramona et al. I remember being stuck on the freeway coming home from work one evening (Wikipedia reminds me that this was in '99) and hearing a snippet of an interview with her on NPR. She was promoting another "Ramona" book and I was thinking "damn, I ought to pick that up and read it." The power of interesting characters and a good story, you know...

I collect young adult novels and she was one of the best writers of the genre back in the 50's-60's. She wrote not just for the juvenile set with the Beezus and Ramona books, but books for teen girls, like Fifteen and Sister of the Bride. Those are the type I collect.


Well done, the collection I mean. Such a fun little sideline.

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Re: people you thought were dead but aren't

Postby guest » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:59 am

Joe Garagiola to be laid to rest Wednesday


OK, he's dead now but, you know...
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