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October 17, 2023

Thank you, Thank You, Wonderful DU'ers.

I couldn't possibly respond to all the heartfelt notes you have left for me to read. For you all to reach out with sympathy, poems, reflections on your own loss of a beloved pet, words of encouragement and caring was more than I ever expected.

What a truly wonderful, caring and yes loving group we have here on DU. Thank you so much. Your kind words are helping me get through waking up this morning with my girl not here to greet me.

Thank you all.

October 16, 2023

Said Good Bye to my Baby Girl today.

She was a 17 year old cat that I found as a 4 month old Baby Girl kitten in my neighbor’s driveway.

She has been my best buddy ever since.

Because of renal insufficiency in Jan 2022, my vet thought she’d only last 6 months to a year. She hung on much longer. Almost made it to January 2024. But she had a good life those 22 months.

She acquired an upper respiratory infection last month which seemed to clear up after getting an antibiotic injection. Then late last week she was diagnosed with an UTI after I saw blood in her urine.

She got an another antibiotic shot and she seemed to be doing better. Today not so much. Again blood in her urine with a constant need to urinate although there was very little urine. I called the Vet. He pretty much said she was failing. Along with the UTI not responding to the antibiotics and negative results in the blood panel he took last week. So had to make the hard decision.

I am going to miss my girl. But I believe she’s in a better place.

Tuesday 10/17/2023 8:51 pm
Please See Post #72 below

October 10, 2023

Wordle 3 / Hurdle (am) 4 / Dordle 4 & 6/ *SPOILERS*

Wordle 843 3/6
⬜🟨🟨🟨⬜ Raise
🟩⬜🟩🟩🟨 Stain
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Snail

Word Hurdle 1261 4/6
🤍🤍🤍🤍💛🤍 Raised
🤍💛🤍💙🤍💙 County
💛🤍💛💙💛💙 Phoney
💙💙💙💙💙💙 Openly

Daily Dordle 0624 4&6/7
🟨🟨⬜⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Raise
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ Count
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Grade
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Grape
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 Bully
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Bulky

Puzzle #121

October 9, 2023

Wordle 3 / Hurdle (am) 4 (pm) 4 / Dordle 4 & 5/ *SPOILERS*!!

Wordle 842 3/6
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ Raise
⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨 Count
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Truth

Word Hurdle 1259 4/6
🤍💙💛🤍🤍🤍 Raised
🤍🤍🤍💛🤍🤍 County
🤍💙💙💙💙💙 Baking
💙💙💙💙💙💙 Waking

Word Hurdle 1260 4/6 #wordhurdle
🤍💙🤍💛💙💙 Raised
🤍💙💙🤍💙💙 Lasted
🤍💙💙💙💙💙 Cashed
💙💙💙💙💙💙 Washed

Daily Dordle 0623 4&5/7
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟨⬜🟨 Raise
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Count
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ Point
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ Joint
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 River

Toughie today. Last selection was out in left field
Puzzle #120

July 9, 2023

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.

June 14, 2023

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.

April 19, 2023

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! 

November 2, 2022

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.

March 6, 2022

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.”

November 22, 2021

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.

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