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  2. (Please join us for our next chat in #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EST) on December 22nd, 2018 [01:30 A.M. (GMT), December 23rd], for a discussion of "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Anderson.taThe story is a classic tale, usually thought of as a Christmas story, although it is not a happy, Santa Claus type of tale. Many primary and middle schools use the story as a vehicle to teach some basic facts of life to their students. I think you will appreciate it. ๏ปฟ The story may be found online at Online.Literature.com: URL http://www.online-literature.com/hans_christian_andersen/981/ Meeting place: Webchat: http://koach.com/cha...=readers_corner mIRC Users: /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner I hope to see you all for what promises to be an engaging chat. Don't forget to bring a friend๏ปฟ.๏ปฟ
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  4. Koach


    Just testing the camera in my phone taking the picture from about 12-15 inches away.
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  8. Please join us for our next chat in #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EST) on December 15, 2018 [01:30 A.M. (GMT), December 16], for a discussion of "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. ๏ปฟRay Bradbury has written a number of our previous stories, and they have always been well received. Not only are his stories well written, they are thought provoking and emotionally satisfying as well. While considered a science fiction writer, Bradbury's stories are really about the "human" condition and emotions; the futuristic or fantasy settings are incidental to the content. I believe that we will all appreciate this story and that it will provide ample grist for our critical mills. It can be found on line at: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8502328/1/All-Summer-in-a-Day-By-Ray-Bradbury As usual we will meet in the #readers_corner channel: Webchat: http://koach.com/cha...=readers_corner mIRC Users: /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner I hope to see you all for the chat. Don't forget to bring a friend.
  9. Koach

    Newly Weds

    LOL, good one
  10. Same to you, JohnRambo. I hope your holiday is a happy one!
  11. Elusive_Butterfly

    Forever Friends

  12. Nan

    Newly Weds

    After the honeymoon, Tom was welding some stuff in the garage for fun. His new wife was standing there by the bench watching him. After a long period of silence she finally said: "Honey, I've just been thinking; now that we are married, maybe you don't need to spend so much of your time out here in your garage and could consider selling some of your machinery and stuffโ€ฆlike your gun collection, fishing gear, boat, and lose all those stupid model airplanes. And sell that vintage hot rod sports car, and dump that home brewing kitโ€โ€ฆTom got a horrified look on his face and silently stared at her.. She said, "Darling, what's wrong?" He replied, โ€œNothingโ€ฆbut for a minute there, you were starting to sound like my ex-wife.โ€ "Ex-wife!?" she screamed, "YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU WERE MARRIED BEFORE!โ€ Tom replied, โ€œI wasnโ€™tโ€ฆ.โ€
  13. DashRiprock

    Arrangement In Black And White

    thank you Smiley!
  14. Nan


    We have had three days of quite savage storms but yesterday was the worst so far and I've not seen anything like them previously. Here is a photo of a shade sail over some exercise equipment on the local walking track, which was the original railway line in the 1880s. The sag in the middle is due to the hail that fell during our storm
  15. Koach

    Seasons Greetings

    Nope, not solar. I haven't seen any around here.
  16. Nan

    Driving MsNan

    She is a 1936 Buick in tip top condition ..
  17. Nan

    Seasons Greetings

    Yes they are on a bit of a tilt there Koach but very pretty. Do you use solar lights? I have some for outside but haven't put them out yet
  18. Please join us for our next chat in #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EST) on December 8, 2018 [01:30 A.M. (GMT), December 9], for a discussion of " Arrangement in Black and White" by Dorothy Parker. The story was suggested by Dash, and it seems to be a good one to read at this time. I think you will all agree it is a more easily read one than last weeks. Dorothy Parker was a popular writer during the first half of the 20th century and was not adverse to stirring up the pot a bit. She was on the far left of the American political spectrum (although today she would probably be considered a moderate). In this story she looks at racism through the rose colored spectacles of the New York liberal of the early 20th century...we all know the attitude, " I value the contributions of the colored races, everyone should have one or two of them around the house to cook and clean." The story should provide a number of things to talk about including, whether and (if so) how much anything has changed in the past 80 years or so. The story is available on line (html format) at Bibliokept.org: https://biblioklept.org/2015/08/20/read-arrangement-in-black-and-white-a-short-story-by-dorothy-parker/ It is available as a streaming audio at: https://youtu.be/7JHykv5-BxY Webchat: http://koach.com/cha...=readers_corner mIRC Users: /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner I hope to see you all for the chat. Don't forget to bring a friend.
  19. Koach

    Seasons Greetings

    I let my grand kids put up my outdoor decorations unsupervised. Not too bad a job except they all look like they are falling over and half the strings of lights don't work. I guess it's off to Walmart tomorrow to get some new lights and stakes.
  20. Smiley

    Seasons Greetings

    The Castle is called Neu Schwanstein and is located in the Bavarian Alps near the Austrian Border. It is one of the three "fairy tale" palaces built by iKing Ludwig of Bavaria (Mad Ludwig). It is open to the public for tours, and it is a fascinating place to visit...talk about over the top architecture. Oh, Yes! It is the castle on which "Snow Whites" home in Disneyland is modeled. Nice sandman, Nan
  21. Smiley

    Arrangement In Black And White

    Good Story Dash We'll do it this Saturday. Thanks for the recommendation.
  22. Koach

    Seasons Greetings

    lol, I love it, Nan. The water is so blue, and the sand so white. It's a beautiful picture. Does your beach sand usually pack together like that?
  23. Arrangement In Black And White by Dorothy Parker This is a short story that is almost 100 years old that still stands up to the test of time. The tribal politics and socials views are present in this story, albeit in a more nascent manner. This is a short-short story that I feel is entertaining. I am submitting this story as a suggestion for #ReadersCorner. Thank you There is a YouTube audio reading of story as well: *๐“ญ๐“ธ๐”€๐“ท๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ช๐“ญ ๐“ถ๐“น3 ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ท ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ป๐”‚ ๐“ซ๐”‚ ๐“ฌ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ด๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ด:* Arrangement_in_Black_and_White.mp3
  24. Nan

    Seasons Greetings

    Merry Christmas from Australia
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