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This past Saturday night a dear friend of mine who loves the original ABBA band and myself ventured to our local theater, a very quaint theater located in a small district called Keswick Village. The architecture in this theater is so old, but really has some amazing charm, think back to the early 1900’s is what it makes me think of. The staff is trying to gradually renovate it, making it a bit more cheery and less dreary..very old dark wood, very hard seats and acoustics not so great.
The tribute band itself was phenomenal and we had seats six rows from the stage, so viewing was perfect. The audience members consisted of various ages...young kids to elderly folks. They always have a bar area set up, so we enjoyed a glass of wine before the show. The great thing is my son dropped us off and picked us up and we thanked him with a small money gift...remember the days when you would drive your kids every where?..LOL..now the tides have turned.
My favorite song from ABBA is Fernando, but of course, Dancing Queen was the big hit. All in all, a very nice evening with good music and great company.
Next on our list is June 7 at the same venue and hub and I are seeing the B-52’s...woohoo!!..remember Rock Lobster, My Own Private Idaho and of course, Love Shack..can’t wait!
Good Morning Ladies!
As we wind down 2012, please share with me your stories of the year..triumphs, happy times, sad times, rough spots, family memories, etc.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone!
Good Morning Friends!
Hope everyone is well and preparing for the Christmas season. Just a quick note..my sister Pam has rejoined Fab40 after being away for a long time. She is a sweet person, helpful and very loving. Her diagnosis of MS a few years ago was troubling, but she keeps a smile on her face and a song in her heart.
Please extend a warm welcome back to her as she navigates through and enjoys this wonderful site. You can find her under PamBrat7 in my friend list or on my page.
Thank you all!
Jim Atkinson passed away Thursday evening at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. It was a long and tough battle for him. It has been a very difficult week for the whole family, but Jim is at peace now, no longer fighting the battle.
Jim was my brother-in-law for 27 years..we all shared many happy, sad, joyous occasions. There were the times of so much fun...he and his wife would host annual Halloween parties back in the 80’s, there were family vacations, birthday parties, holidays.
I grew up with Jim, so to speak, as I was just a young kid of 22 when I moved here. He was not only brother to Bob, but his friend. They shared so much together as kids, then later as adults.
There is a great sense of loss, as I mentioned to Bob, that a part of me feels gone. For the past 1 1/2 years, all the siblings were hosting game night at each others’ homes, so we could keep in touch, share a laugh, since everyone’s schedules were so hectic..we had fun!!
I prayed for Jim for five years, now he is at peace!
I will never forget you Jim, I love you.
I was here for a short time yesterday morning, but kept feeling a bit strange when I woke up. It felt like something was not right about the day. At 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, Bob called and told me that his brother who was admitted to the hospital on Monday might not make it through the day. Steve was home, not due into work until 4:00 p.m., we quickly got ourselves together and headed to Fox Chase Cancer Center.
When we arrived many of the family members were there, and we sat and talked with everyone trying to get all the facts. My BIL was in ICU, on an oxygen mask, fighting for his life to breathe. He is a fighter in every way and would not let this get the best of him, he has fought so much in the last five years.
As the day wore on, more family members and friends showed up. We were just not sure what was happening. He was somewhat stable one minute and the next not at all. He was having problems passing urine and we were told his kidneys were gradually shutting down, but at one point he was able to relieve himself. It was so traumatic for everyone.
We were not sure whether he was going to make it through the evening or night. He was transferred to a single room which made it easier on the family. His wife, and both his sisters stayed with him last night and today we are just waiting to hear the latest news. Again, we were told by the doctors it could be any moment or any day. Everyone is just feeling sick.
Please pray for Jim, he is only 55 years old. We all want him to be free of his pain, but it is all in God’s hands.
This is just plain lunacy!!
Wednesday, May 30, 10:52 am
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Le Burger Extravagant from Serendipity 3 (© Liz Steger/Serendipity 3 via New York Daily News, [Link Removed])
A Manhattan restaurant that’s made a cottage industry of ridiculously expensive menu items — like a $1,000 sundae and $69 hot dog — has just debuted a $295 cheeseburger. Serendipity 3, the Upper East Side ice creamery, beloved of grandmothers and their best-behaved offspring, is now offering (with 48 hours notice) a Wagyu beef patty infused with 10-herb white truffle butter. According to the Daily News, other accompaniments include: “Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt,” “white truffle-buttered Campagna roll,” a fried quail egg, “Kaluga caviar, farm-raised in Quzhou, China,” and shaved black truffles. It’s all “speared” with a diamond-encrusted solid-gold toothpick, which of course jacks up the cost and the P.R. value.