I have exchanged comments with you before but am not a member of the coffee shop so cannot reply to your "more tech frustrations". I assume that you are using a Windows OS and Firefox. Did you check whether the link was to download Flash for FF or the IE version? To see if Flash is installed you could look at programs in the Control Panel, but easier is to go to the Tools tab in FF, select Add-ons, and then Plugins. See if Shockwave Flash is listed. You might also check to see if the plugins are up to date (there's a link). Flash has been causing a great deal of trouble in FF recently and every time FF and/or Flash updates (very frequently!) there are problems. You should also see if you can access that PBS site/file with Internet Explorer - it uses a different flash program; and if you have other Flash files on your computer see if they'll still play in FF - if not then there is a compatibility issue with the new version.
Rarely check zoomers these days - when did the personalised pages in zoomers disappear?
hope you are feeling better soon. I am quite familiar with the General, as my mother has spent several visits there over the past 3 years. You are quite interesting. I lead a quiet life, care for mother and recently lost my brother-in-law so will spending more time with my sister. She also belongs to Zoomers.ca(Janet Lovsin) So many interesting people, I enjoy following the comments and occasionally participate.
Thanks for your comments Marilyn. Wow, you really started taking pictures young. I was in my mid teens when I started and could afford to buy a cheap camera and pay for the developing. Up till then, my dad took all of the family photos... which he developed in his home darkroom. Those were great days, but I truly love the digital photography of today. ;-)
Hi Marilyn. I am going to be away on the ninth so am wishing you a very happy birthday. My son will be 38 on September 9th so I have no trouble remembering the date. May you have many more happy birthdays.
Thanks Marilyn, I am just fine. Stopped posting on Coffee Shop. Didn't like the way Gary handled that situation with regard to the criticism of a post by reporting a man who was absolutely right, in my opinion. Several of us have stopped posting, as you have probably noticed. I see you on the Cat House, and still read Coffee Shop. We had a really good group going there until somebody crawled out of the woodwork and spoiled it all.
We are trying to get Alex Mollison to set up his own Cat House, seeing as Zoomers won't answer his and my requests for him to take over the one that is already there, looked after by a ficticious person.
I hope you notice that I always read and enjoy your Writer's Group contributions and comment at the bottom. Thanks for posting. You have a loyal fan!
Thanks Marilyn, that would have been my guess, but I thought, why guess? I left you some comments under the story. Where are the other people who signed up for the group? Not much help, are they? Grrrrrrrrrrr.......
Sounds like it is something we should all have. Just for the fright tactic.
I was importing pepper spray and was warned not to. I said, what judge would not understand it's use for self defence, when I was given numerous accounts of charges for it's use. Gee what happened to being able to defend ones self?
I had contacted a friend who resides in Hamilton & is a sargent of detectives in Vaughan. Quite familiar with the area. Having not given your specfic address as you showed it I imagine the conclusion was of the general St.
How should that impact a senior? I don't think it would be any different then visiting a local plaza. Unless of course you are coming and going in the wee hours. Not too likely I imagine. I use to disregard the night hours when I first arrived in Alliston. Today I am not so sure of wanting to use underground parking in the wee hours. I felt quite safe from my drive/garage to the door.
Until a midnight flit to the local Sobey's at the start of the tourist season. Three 40ish young men seemed a little too interested in a seventy year old. Although the reason for my outting was to quickly pick up something I required for the AM turned into quite a late evening shopping spree. I was diffenetly a target. So I shopped hoping they would leave the store, thinking they had, I progressed to the cash. One male behind me had just an article so I suggested he go ahead he declined. Upon almost insisting I noticed the three behind him. To say it shook me would be an understatement. So flustered, I left my credit card behind. I did not noticed until I went to use it two days later. Thinking about the reasoning that 3 40ish years olds would spend that amount of time in a grocery store made me think I was a target possibly because of my small stature and being easy to over power for my handbag. I just had my bank card in my pocket. Well it made me far more aware after that experience. Yet I use to drive the seniors to the Casino and we'd arrive home at 4 or 5 AM and never gave it a thought but times are changing and I forgot what it is like in the larger cities for a minute. That was also the reason for my relocation. Carol Lawrence (Edited into 2000 word)
Hoping you have seen the renovated market, it is quite nice. I shopped there last Tues. with my sister. Sat under the "charging horses" Birks old clock. I worked there foe 18yrs. I was there that day in 91 when they went bankrupt. It was devastating but it is part of the times now. So many years mean nothing now, no guarantee. As is life. We must appreciate every day we are given. Caring for my mother, we are grateful for every day with her. Spring is around the corner and will bring brighter days
Thanks for introducing me to Joan Didion. I read "The Year Of Magical Thinking". Finished it in a day - her writing is marvellous. Am now starting on a novel of hers. So sorry to hear about your loss and prayers are sent your way. Barb.
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