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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
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****WCGreen Update --Sunday November 23, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

I have wanted to make this post for a couple weeks, but Chris' computer with the new keyboard had a non-working space bar.

Chris wound up receiving 51 physical birthday cards and I displayed them all.I also decided he should have a birthday month, so we are keeping all of the decor up until the day after Thanksgiving. Then, it's decorate for Christmas, I will post more pictures when it is done. For now, here are more pictures of Chris' birthday. I started at the window and went clockwise.

Window view - check out the balloon bouquets Amy brought! — at Chris' room.

Some Get Well cards and postcards with his guitar. —

Some e- birthday cards

More e-cards — at chris' room.

Birthday cards - Check out the size of this TV!

More birthday cards!

Get Well cards on top part of closet door

Get Well cards on bottom part of closet door

Halloween cards

Chris voted.

More birthday and Halloween decor

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Nov 23, 2014, 11:08 AM (15 replies)

Today's LA Times: Doyle McManus on a Bernie Sanders candidacy:


But does Sanders really think his untrammeled populism can win him the nomination, much less a general election?

“I'm running to win,” he insists. “It won't be just an educational campaign.”

When pressed, however, he acknowledges that he thinks even a losing campaign would be a good thing because of its potential to bring more attention to his ideas, widen the national debate and put pressure on Hillary Rodham Clinton or any other eventual Democratic nominee.

Win or lose, Sanders will fill a familiar role if he decides to run. Democratic presidential primaries almost always include at least one populist or quasi-populist candidate on the left. In 2008, it was John Edwards. In 2004, it was Howard Dean. In 1992, it was California's own Jerry Brown. And none of them won the nomination.

This year, there could be three candidates running to the left of Clinton. In addition to Sanders, there might be Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (who says he's running, but hasn't succeeded in defining much of a theme yet) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who spent most of the summer saying she wouldn't run, but recently modified that to “I don't think so.”


The rest at the link:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Nov 19, 2014, 01:33 PM (4 replies)

What Harry Truman had to say about phony Democrats vs genuine Republicans: It's worth remembering.

The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat...

I believe the Democrats (at the national level, anyway) are behaving like the phony Democrats Truman was referring to.

Your thoughts?

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Nov 5, 2014, 03:15 PM (88 replies)

Some pictures from tonight...with the new lens.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Nov 1, 2014, 08:06 PM (21 replies)

I have a new lens!

My wonderful, contest-winning shot cost me my old lens. The Antelope Canyon's floor is a very soft, fine sandy material..............and it floats so easily. You can barely see it. That dust got into my old Tamron lens and rendered it too costly to fix.

So, today, my wonderful husband took me to my favorite camera store where he bought me a new Tamron zoom lens. It's 16--300 mm with mechanical stabilization. I am about to take it outside and test it thoroughly.

I may post some of my results later...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Oct 31, 2014, 04:13 PM (13 replies)

Here is one more birthday picture of WCGreen, taken by his sister:

He was having a very good day indeed!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Oct 30, 2014, 03:24 PM (31 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Sunday October 26, 2014****

From his wife, Laurie:

A Christopher Green update:

Since I cannot drive due to my broken leg, I have been trying to talk to Chris on the phone. Last night we spoke several times during the Buckeyes game. It was almost like being together.
He told me he heard he has at least two months more left in the hospital.I figured as much as he has bounced back and forth between the ICU and Step down unit. Let's all hope and pray he stays where he is in room 6 on Unit 51 in J building of the Cleveland Clinic.

Tomorrow, friends have an appointment at the clinic and are taking me. They will come visit Chris afterwards. Normally, I would have to go home with them. I spoke to the social worker last week, and tomorrow she's bringing me taxi cab vouchers. So, I can stay as long as I want, take a cab home and only have to pay the tip! Yahoo! So, if you can give me a ride down, i do not need one back! Please think about it.

One more thing. I was told by the doc I can use my bad leg! I can do so much more.

Here are Two shots of Chris on his birthday wearing his Buckeyes hat and Spiderman glasses. He's talking now!

The pictures are now posted; see them below! Posts #14 and #16.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Oct 26, 2014, 04:40 PM (31 replies)

From Facebook, a fascinating video about our solar system:


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:32 PM (2 replies)

Hey, everybody...I just got off the phone with Laurie, WCGreen's wife...

She called to remind me that Wednesday the 22nd is his birthday!

You all may remember that he's a little depressed these days, due to setbacks and the long hospitalization he's enduring, and she thinks that he'd love to have some birthday cards from his friends.

So, I have her permission to post his address so you can send him a card.

Christopher Green


9500 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH 44195

Let's show him some DU love!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Oct 19, 2014, 10:05 PM (49 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Sunday October 19, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

The Green family had a nice time when Steve (Chris' brother) came up from Columbus yesterday. Amy (his sister) and Eric picked me up and we met at the Clinic.

At first, Chris was receiving dialysis. It was very crowded in the room with my added wheelchair, and the large added dialysis machines. Chris was fighting off sleep as dialysis is very hard on the body, especially the heart and kidneys. Steve was tooling around in the wheelchair.. We went to lunch, then went back to Chris.

Amy asked me if I wanted to stay; they would pay for a cab to take me home! We were so excited to get more time together!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Oct 19, 2014, 12:53 PM (9 replies)
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