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We had a good-sized bunch here for Thanksgiving, with lots of food, of course and also a birthday to celebrate: twelve year old granddaughters Schuyler and Gabrielle.  They are really my STEP-grandaughters but their original grandmothers have both died so I am the default Grandma and honored to be so.  In addition to pumpkin, pecan, and aple pies brought by my son Ben, stepson Andrew brought a birthday cake so there was no shortage of dessert. Or gifts.  I gave the girls each two books---but because of the fact that I can't remember every title*, I won't mention any and thereby shortchange any authors.  Enough to know that books are always a welcome gift in our extended household.

I remember the day 12 years ago these twins were born very well because of the circumstances---I was in Mass. General Hospital (very sick with aftermath of flu) while my daughter-in-law was in labor with twins down the road at a different Boston hospital.

We all survived and now the twins----Martin's youngest of five grandchildren---are in sixth grade, quite tall and pretty (I mentioned that to a friend who said: "Good, they can become models." Oh, puhLEEZE!)...and they have just moved back to Massachusetts from Florida so we can see them and their family more often.

Martin and I went to see Sean Penn's amazing performance in "Milk" Sunday afternoon and now I have the documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk" coming from Netflix. Bet anything SP watched it over and over.

MV5BMTI2OTM5NjUzMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzY1MTM5MQ@@._V1._SX94_SY140_ MV5BMTMwMjEwNTg0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTkwODUyMQ@@._V1._SX98_SY140_   *  I just  remembered two:

The Hunger Games, and The Graveyard Book

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Annie Monday, 29 November 1999

Yikes! That's very scary. I'm glad you're safe, though, and I hope next time you run into the Dalai Lama instead.

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john P. Speno Monday, 29 November 1999

Some people are just weirdness magnets.

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jake the girl Monday, 29 November 1999

I'm glad you're okay!

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Ronni Monday, 29 November 1999

I'm glad you're OK!!! Ack!!!

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Kelsey Monday, 29 November 1999

I'm so sorry that happened and I'm glad you're okay -at least physically! How unsettling.

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Roger Sutton Monday, 29 November 1999

Holy crap.

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Greg Monday, 29 November 1999

To begin, I'm glad nothing worse happened. Secondly, I agree with you about the drama aspect. If you are going to be present, why not experience a bank robbery to the fullest extent? This sounds like a future story! Perhaps a short story. As always, life is a journey, with some events more thrilling than others. Be well, and only go to ATM's for a few weeks. Thanks for continually sharing.

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web Monday, 29 November 1999

I think it would have been more interesting in theory than actuality. :- I'm glad nothing worse happened.

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Betty Birney Monday, 29 November 1999

Yikes! Can this be a mere coincidence? Are you meant to write about a bank robbery? Something to ponder. Glad you're okay - that's what counts!

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Jennifer Elliott Monday, 29 November 1999

Oh my gosh! I'm glad you're okay! How awful!

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