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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:36 PM

Didja miss me ?

as of late I've been finding myself posting a little more for the first time in years .

it's been a long strange crazy trip but I seem to be back .

I'm living in Hawaii now on a Kona Coffee farm . It's a huge change from the hustle and bustle
of the Bay Area . HUGE .. I guess I'm a country girl at heart because I love my new life here .
The very slow life here suits me .

Yes I was one of the people who got the fake "Incoming missile Launch" alert .. here there are no basements and the
nearest bomb shelter is 45 minutes away . so My family just stood in a hug for what seemed like forever.

I live on the big island so we've had some excitement with big quakes and a volcanic eruption for 6 months . It really affected
all people on the island as tourism dropped companies went under. The air was just awful causing lifelong residents
to move off island ..

I know DU has many new faces and I'm eager to get to know you .. to all my friends here it's been too long I know
but the healing I needed I got ..

so howsit DU ?

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Reply Didja miss me ? (Original post)
proud patriot Feb 2019 OP
unblock Feb 2019 #1
proud patriot Feb 2019 #2
Karadeniz Feb 2019 #3
FM123 Feb 2019 #4
proud patriot Feb 2019 #5
FM123 Feb 2019 #6
SallyHemmings Feb 2019 #27
mopinko Feb 2019 #7
proud patriot Feb 2019 #8
Aristus Feb 2019 #9
proud patriot Feb 2019 #10
Aristus Feb 2019 #11
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2019 #12
proud patriot Feb 2019 #13
akraven Feb 2019 #14
proud patriot Feb 2019 #15
Tikki Feb 2019 #16
proud patriot Feb 2019 #20
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2019 #17
proud patriot Feb 2019 #21
DFW Feb 2019 #18
proud patriot Feb 2019 #24
DFW Feb 2019 #28
proud patriot Feb 2019 #31
DFW Feb 2019 #34
dhill926 Feb 2019 #19
proud patriot Feb 2019 #22
dhill926 Feb 2019 #30
MandelaObama Feb 2019 #23
proud patriot Feb 2019 #25
randr Feb 2019 #26
proud patriot Feb 2019 #32
greatauntoftriplets Feb 2019 #29
proud patriot Feb 2019 #33
femmocrat Feb 2019 #35
proud patriot Feb 2019 #36
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2019 #37
proud patriot Feb 2019 #38
Lithos Feb 2019 #39
proud patriot Feb 2019 #40
jpak Feb 2019 #41
proud patriot Feb 2019 #43
kentuck Feb 2019 #42
proud patriot Feb 2019 #44
kentuck Feb 2019 #45

Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:39 PM

1. aloha!



picked an interesting time to move there i guess....

i guess the cost of living isn't much of a shock if you're coming from sf, lol....

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:44 PM

2. LOL

the cost of living in some items was still a shock

bread milk eggs outside off Costco is crazy ... I saw a gallon of milk as high as $9.99

Thank goodness for costco


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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:46 PM

3. Aloha! Lived on Oahu for six years and loved it. You're in a great place!

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:23 PM

4. Wow, living on a Kona coffee farm on the big island just sounds sublime

I think you are living my dream life....

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Response to FM123 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:34 PM

5. Hi there

well if you ever get over here .. we'll do coffee my treat

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:43 PM

6. Oh my goodness, that would be wonderful - mahalo!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:44 PM

27. Me too

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 11:29 PM

7. hey there honey. welcome back.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 11:31 PM

8. aww thanks for welcome

it's good to see a familiar face

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 11:33 PM

9. YOU'RE BACK!

It's been so long!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 11:53 PM

10. Yes I Am

way too long I hope you are well


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Response to proud patriot (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 11:56 PM

11. Very well, thank you. It's good to see you.

Be honest, now: you really just came back to get your post-count up to 100,000, right?

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 11:59 PM

12. "With every bullet so far"






Stay safe from the hot molten spaghetti sauce stuff.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 12:12 AM

13. ROFL

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 12:34 AM

14. Well heck yeah you were missed.

Hang in there PP!

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Response to akraven (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 12:53 AM

15. Hanging loose now

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:29 AM

16. Sure did...




The Tikkis

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Response to Tikki (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:23 PM

20. Tikki

it feels good to be back

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 02:13 AM

17. There you are, my dear proud patriot!

It's great to see you here!

Yeah, there's a lot of new folks but that's the nature of message boards. Like life, people come and go.

I want to see you get to 100,000!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:24 PM

21. that will be something

I think can I think I can

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:30 AM

18. Do you ever get to see Jesse Colin Young?

He moved out there to run a Kona coffee farm a few years ago.

My daughter went to school in Waimea ("Kamuela" formally) for two years and loved it there. Proudly proclaimed herself Kama'aina for a decade after. Used to run down the mountain to Hawai'i Kai, Mauna Kea and Waikoloa for food and beaches. Her roomie was from South Kona. We always loved the Big Island when we used to visit her when she was living out there, but it is the other side of the world for us (literally 12 time zones), and we haven't been back for 15 years (seem like yesterday, of course).

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Response to DFW (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:30 PM

24. I don't think so

of course if he's a member of the Kona Coffee Growers Association I may run into him at functions.

if you do get back here the Coffee is on me we are slowly growing but still the quaint
place of your memory.

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:45 PM

28. What part of the Big Island are you on? We always stayed out at Waikoloa.

But that was because our daughter's school was in Waimea, and we wanted to be close by. When she graduated (HPA), our whole family went out there for a week. It cost me a goddam fortune, but, hey it was her high school graduation. Even her (then-)76 year old grandmother from Germany came, and it was only her second time in an airplane. I rented a house from a German family near the Mauna Lani. It was expensive, but a damned sight cheaper than 4 hotel rooms at the Mauna Lani for a week!

Perry Miller, a singer-songwriter from New York, renamed himself Jesse Colin Young in the 1960s and led a soft-rock group named the Youngbloods for a while. My local DC band even opened for them one time, and that was a real highlight. They were just fabulous live. I saw Jesse again in 1973 when he had his own band, although I really went to the show because God (otherwise known as Leo Kottke) was the opening act. I noticed even Jesse watching spellbound from the edge of the stage. Leo's playing does that to people.

It was 44 years before I saw Jesse again, this time in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod (of all places!) with another band he had composed of one of his sons and a group of students from Boston's Berklee Music School. Again, just fabulous. He must be approaching 80 by now. But I did find out that he had moved to the Big Island some years ago and was growing Kona Coffee. Unless he has found something else to do, I guess he must still be there.

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Response to DFW (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:38 PM

31. South Kona

about an hr drive south of Kona .

My Dad is a musician playing here all over and is also approaching 80 .
I'll ask him about Jesse Colin Young. He probably knows him <3

I agree Leo Kottke is God

We do have a music studio and very humble guest quarters , PM me if you are
planning a trip here..

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 05:13 AM

34. Maybe we'll be back some day!

I used to be out there twice a year when my daughter was going to school there. Her roomie was from South Kona. Her parents were basically unreformed hippies who lead yoga classes and nature trips to places like Bali and Peru. They built their own house out of long boards and screen doors, really wild place. It's on the water at the end of a long VERY rocky drive that the rental car company would definitely NOT have approved of (I forgot to tell them). We even got to visit up close with Madame Pele back when her territorial ambitions were somewhat more modest than they have been of late.

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 02:39 PM

19. good for you....

visited the Big Island this last December and fell totally in love with it. Seems real...now on our short list of possible next move...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:26 PM

22. the people the place

as REAL as Real Gets .. let me know if you have questions I'll do my best to help

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:49 PM

30. thanks for the offer...

and will do.

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:26 PM

23. Welcome back PP!

You would have known me as socialdemocrat1981 back in the day, then I changed my name to RFKHumphreyObama but then persistent computer and email problems forced me to open a new account altogether. But yes, I remember you and what fun we had moderating together and hanging out in the Lounge during those early years of DU (can't believe it's been almost 17 years!). I have thought about you from time to time and missed you and wondered what had happened to you! I remember hanging out with you at that get-together in 2003 in SF! Those were good times, despite all the madness going on with the Bush Administration (which, sadly, seems mild in comparison to what we have now)

Anyway, great to see you back!

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Response to MandelaObama (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:33 PM

25. ah my Friend

those were the good old days it seems now .. waving at ashcroft's helicopters flying over the park LOL .

Glad to be back

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:39 PM

26. Still a calm spot

as the storms around us grows larger.

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Response to randr (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:40 PM

32. indeed

in fact we named our Farm after the Greek Myth of Cassandra <3

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:45 PM

29. Great to see you back!

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:42 PM

33. Woo Hoo

It's great to see you too

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 12:02 PM

35. Welcome back!

Great to see you again!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 02:06 PM

36. Thanks

It's good to be back

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 10:28 PM

37. Hi.

Sorry I've not been on much either....

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #37)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 11:07 PM

38. Hey there

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 09:40 AM

39. Hey Ho!

Great memories!!! Glad you dropped this note!

Never been to Hawaii, will get there eventually.

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Response to Lithos (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 06:15 PM

40. hi

Well you can stay here when you come , save ya some money .. :loveya

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 08:00 PM

41. As your penance - you need to make the Lounge a big pot of Kona Covfefe every morning

especially Saturday and Sunday.

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Response to jpak (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 08:35 PM

43. Sounds like a plan

I can do it :lovaya:

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Response to proud patriot (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 08:17 PM

42. On the front lines...

...as usual.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 08:38 PM

44. Yeah sttill been very active

calling reps and debating everyone on the right who crosses me .. as always .

now it's time to win a presidential electiion for godess and Country

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #44)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 08:55 PM

45. The original flower child...

You never change.

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