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Fla Dem

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Boston Area
Home country: USA
Current location: NE Floriduh
Member since: Sun Nov 2, 2003, 11:45 AM
Number of posts: 22,108

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There's a number of text-based conversation network apps. Now THREADS seems to be taking over.

What text-based conversation network app are you currently using?

If you are using more than one, select your favorite.

If you would suggest another similar social texting network what would it be?

Thanks for your participation.

I had been in touch with her until late April. She had been my neighbor and we were friends.

She was one of the few people I could talk to about politics, and we were DU buddies.
She had moved several years ago, but we stayed in touch. She told me she was terminally ill in Feb and then she stopped taking my calls and answering her texts in May. I spoke with her daughter in late May and she told me Ann was in palliative care. My heart is broken to know she is gone. But she knew what her fate was and told me she was OK with it, she had lived a good life. She lost her beloved dog Boogie within the past year, so I know they're having a wonderful reunion.

Rest in peace my friend.

The simplest and best site I've used is photoimage

It is sooo easy.

The picture must be in your picture file first, so copy the picture and save it in your picture file.


1. Go to POSTIMAGE https://postimages.org/
2. Click on "Choose Image"
3. Open your picture file
4. Double Click on the picture
5. A new page will open on postimage
6. Copy the "Direct Link"
7. Paste the direct Link in your email, post, whatever.

There you have it, done! 

19 years, 20,000 posts.

If, anyone told me when I made my 1st post on 11/2/2003, I would still be posting and reading Democratic Underground 19 years later, I would have chuckled and said, "I don't think so".

But here I am reading DU; the 1st thing I do each morning with my cup of coffee.

I'm not as prolific, profound or inciteful as many DU'ers; you've kept me informed and educated on so many topics. We've also shared the sad times as well.

Thank you for your support, wisdom, chuckles and even a bit of criticism when needed.

Would have been fun if I hit 20,000 posts at 20 years, but I'll celebrate 19 years with 20,000 posts and will celebrate 20 years next November.

Thank you all, especially EarlG, Elad and Skinner, who made this experience possible.

All about Wordle; Links and Hints

The original Wordle. Solve one 5 letter word in 6 attempts

Wordhurdle (Formerly Wordle2)
2 games each day. New 6 letter puzzle at Noon and Midnight.

Solve 2 Wordle puzzles at once with 7 tries.

Solve 4 Wordle puzzles at once with 9 tries. High difficulty


Solve 8 Wordle puzzles at the same time with 13 tries. Very High degree of difficulty

Wordle tips: How to master the game, according to a linguistics expert

It’s the game that social media can’t get enough of, but we can’t help but wonder: should you really start Wordle with the same word every day?
Laura Hampson finds out
5 days ago


What are the best starting words for Wordle?
Some users swear by starting each game with the same word. Usually vowel-heavy, some popular starting words include ‘ADIEU’, ‘STEAK’, ‘TREAD’, ‘TABLE’ and ‘AUDIO’.

But is this really the best tactic? Murphy, a Wordle fan who plays the game daily in three different languages, says she varies the words she starts with – but they are always consonant-heavy.

“Consonants are more informative than vowels – there are more of them to knock out of contention,” she explains. “Things like ‘CLAMP’ or ‘DRINK’, which have either an ‘L’ or an ‘R’ and either an ‘M’ or an ‘N’.

“Whereas if you guess something vowel-heavy like ‘ALIEN’ at the start, you might learn that the word has an ‘A’ and an ‘E’, but a lot of words have those two vowels – you haven’t ruled as many words out.

Consonants are more informative than vowels
“I like using ‘L’, ‘R’, ‘N’, and ‘M’ (linguists call them sonorant consonants) early because they combine easily with other consonants. Once I know that a word with a ‘P’ doesn’t have an ‘L’, for instance, I’ve ruled out a lot of the possible ‘P’ words.”


I was in the Band room. We were practicing for the Thanksgiving Day football game.

Someone came in and told our Director. He in turn told us. There was a shocked reaction from everyone. Some crying, others just frozen in disbelief. After a spell the director asked us to play the Navy hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" in honor of President Kennedy. It was difficult to get through but we did. It was a Friday and the following Thursday, Thanksgiving, we played it at halftime, the stands were hushed.

It's a day etched in my memory as it is with millions.

I post the Hymn here in JFK's Memory.

That was funny!! Thank you! Chuckle Award Winner!!!

Awarded to any post that makes me Laugh Out Loud

Thanks for the resource link. I have descendants involved in the trials.

William and Joanna (Blessing)Towne immigrated from Great Yarmouth England settling in Salem Ma in 1635. They are my 10th great grandparents.

They had 8 children; Rebecca, John, Susan, Edmund, Jacob, Mary, Joseph and Sarah.

Edmund is our family's direct descendant.

Witchcraft trials.........

Joanna Blessing Towne was accused of witchcraft, but never brought to trial.

Rebecca married Francis Nurse and was hanged as a witch on July 16, 1692.

Mary married Issac Esty (Easty, Estey, Eastick, Eastie, or Estye ) and was hanged as a witch September 19,1692

Sarah was sentenced to prison.

The PBS video, "Three Sovereigns for Sarah" is based on their trial.

This is a true story based on transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials. Sarah (Vanessa Redgrave) and her two sisters are put on trial for suspicion of witchcraft. While her sisters are hanged, Sarah is sentenced to a prison term to be served in a box barely large enough for her to lie down in. When she is released, her family name is cleared and all she is given for all she has suffered are three gold sovereigns- coin of the realm at the time.

Abby Williams, the preacher's niece, starts getting into fortune telling and such illegal activities, as taught to her by the slave Tituba. Other local girls get into it, and then start acting strange. Abby and the girls eventually start to name local people as 'witches' and blame their sicknesses on witchcraft. Hundreds are accused and sent to jail, though there are many who doubt the truth of the accusations. Among these are three sisters, Mary, Rebecca, and Sarah. All are kept in jail for quite some time, until Mary and Rebecca are found guilty, though they pleaded innocent. They are hanged, and due to over crowding, Sarah is sent to a farm until her hearing. She is kept in utter isolation in a chicken coop, getting very sick and lonely, until family comes to save her. The madness is over, though the clever girls, along with one 'afflicted' mother, first succeeded in giving enough 'evidence' so that 19 people were hanged on the count of witchcraft, and one was pressed to death. The story is told to a court 10 years later by Sarah, wanting to clear the family name. Though they can not immediately decide on guilt, or give her compensation, the three judges do give Sarah 3 symbolic sovereigns, one for each of the lives that had suffered.


The movie is on Amazon Prime

Use photoimage.

The simplest and best site I've used is https://postimages.org/


It is sooo easy.

1. Go to their page
2. Click on "Choose Image"
3. Open your picture file
4. Double Click on the picture you want
5. A new page will open on postimage
6. Copy the "Direct Link"
7. Paste the direct Link in your email, post, whatever.

You do have to have the picture in your picture file, so copy the picture and save in your picture file.

"Chuckle Award Winner"

Awarded to any post that makes me Chuckle or Laugh out Loud!

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