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  • "That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball." — Bill Veeck

    March 21, 2016, 1:43 pm
    Cubs home opener is April 11.. Wait'll this year.

    December 25, 2016, 3:52 am
    And abra, you were so right!

    September 24, 2018, 9:25 am
    I think for 108 years Cub fans said that. It still makes me smile that I lived to see it finally happen again. Merry Christmas bkmcincinnati .


    • "Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own." — Logan Pearsall Smith

      July 22, 2015, 10:44 am
      Great advice for parents who need to retain their own sanity while their teens metamorphose.​

      November 12, 2022, 2:06 am
      My grandsons are 19 and 17, growing up so fast, but I've watched them trying on faces, especially the 17 year old.​


      • "Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five." — Paul Harvey

        August 9, 2014, 3:41 pm
        "good day!"

        February 11, 2015, 5:17 am
        Great commentator. I grew up listening to him every day at noon on AM radio.

        January 29, 2019, 1:02 pm
        I don't ever recall playing with Mr. Harvey, but he knows my game so well.

        July 2, 2019, 8:07 am
        "And now you know the rest of the story"

        November 29, 2019, 12:07 pm
        Besides, it averages out in the end.

        October 18, 2021, 2:53 am
        Zillions of years ago when we were newlyweds, our really good friends had Paul Harvey's television set. He had donated it to a thrift shop. And now you know the rest of the story.


        • "Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law." — Hubert H. Humphrey

          March 10, 2009, 11:14 pm
          I would like to see one quote that says successful women in it

          June 7, 2010, 8:31 pm
          They'd write one, but the father-in-law is so open-minded, his daughter-in-law's success would come as no surprise to him.

          October 7, 2014, 11:35 pm
          I find mothers of sons more surprised by the success of the daughter in law.

          April 24, 2016, 2:45 pm
          My daughter-in-law is brilliant, and lovely. I wouldn't be surprised by any successful endeavor she made.

          December 29, 2016, 4:11 am
          How lucky you are abra. Not all of us are that fortunate.

          July 22, 2018, 5:41 pm
          DIL is still brilliant and lovely. The daughter I never had.


          • The mug or shirt that says "I don't have a favorite child, but if I did it would be my daughter-in-law." would have been a good gift for abra.


            • "Then, like an old-time orator impressively he rose; I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes." — Sara Teasdale

              July 17, 2020, 9:59 pm
              I don't know a lot about poetry, but I like Teasdale's poems. I've mentioned before, okay probably more than once, that when I was in HS I used to have a notebook where I copied poems, mostly love poems. I liked hers.​


              • A gem from abra:

                "One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it. "
                — Edward Forster

                Comments on this Puzzle:
                January 13, 2012, 11:41 am

                It is somewhat akin to Stockholm Syndrome.
                May 19, 2014, 6:11 pm

                great comment, bazinga!
                August 10, 2014, 8:53 am

                I agree great comment.
                November 11, 2014, 10:21 am

                I felt like this after reading Under the Dome, Stockholm Syndrome seems accurate.
                June 3, 2015, 9:51 am

                I have no problem putting down a book that tries to hold me hostage.
                April 1, 2017, 9:47 am

                Try reading Hermann Hesse's Magister Ludi. It's worth it, but it will cause you problems.
                April 14, 2017, 6:26 pm

                I remember once leaving a book just a dozen pages from the end - just as a demonstration of how bad I thought it was.
                April 24, 2019, 5:24 pm

                About a year ago I was reading a book that held me hostage. I hated it so much, but it was a gift and I'd asked for it, so I felt compelled to finish it. I probably left at least three comments on here about how awful it was.
                October 18, 2020, 12:19 pm

                What was the book, abra, in case I don't run across your comments?
                December 7, 2020, 6:26 pm

                September 11, 2021, 4:52 pm

                I struggled through to the end of The Goldfinch just to see why it won the Pulitzer; I'm still wondering.
                February 27, 2022, 10:29 pm

                Roxanne, The Witches: Salem, 1692. And by the way Monty left a comment that he thought it was a good book, so maybe it was just me. I thought it was disorganized and it didn't answer the questions it would answer. For me it was a drudgery to read, but because I asked for it, I felt I had to finish it.
                June 21, 2022, 9:18 pm

                *and it didn't aswer the questions it said it would answer. I just wrote on my last puzzle, that I gave up on The Name of the Rose, about a third of the way through. No Stockholm Syndrome there. I was glad to pick out a new book.


                • The girl with the…
                  Now THAT was Stockholm syndrome.


                  • "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. " — Alan Watts

                    August 14, 2013, 8:00 pm
                    Nickel=5 dime=10 quarter=25 Suzy B.=50. Simple.

                    April 18, 2014, 6:35 pm
                    kennedy = 50, suzy b = 100.

                    February 16, 2015, 4:25 pm
                    wvwoman, you are my hero. Not only are you correct but you actually knew what the heck WRQ9 was talking about in the first place!

                    January 2, 2016, 10:59 pm
                    haha--that was one of the only times i understood a wrq9 comment!

                    October 1, 2016, 11:34 am
                    Great answer WRQ9, even if Suzy = 100. You've figured out the change, but are you dancing?