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Thanks for the good wishes my dear friends and sisters!! Actually Suzie, that's why Dan'l would never buy a black car but I always wanted one. I'm sure he's looking down and shaking his head at me again!

The inside is a light grey and I would never get black leather because I always thought that in the heat that would make me miserable. But this car actually has a cooling gizmo for the driver's seat as well as a heating gizmo. I'm going back to the dealership on Tuesday for lessons on how to operate all of the stuff...lol. Bry Bry was NOT about to stay and let grandma get lessons....he had carousel rides in mind!

Elissa, keeping Erin in my prayers...I just know it is all going to work out!

hugs to all.

love,

Sue

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:wave: everyone! The busy summer continues for us. Turns out, I will be working another 12 hour shift tomorrow to fill in for a nurse who wants the day off. I finally heard back from Social Security and my benefit application has been approved and I should receive my first check this month and the first check from my hospital pension on Sept. 1. Still no word yet on Erin's applications for the graduate assistant positions, but the deadline to apply isn't until the 11th.

Now I've really got the new car bug after seeing Sue's new car and other new car posts on Facebook. Too bad I can't afford it right now. Have to pay a couple of other things off first. Kicks dirt.......

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Harrow everyone........I just watched OHF - Banning. Watched DF last night. Stranger. All these good lookin' attractive Gerry characters. Tomorrow POTO - it's Erik time at my house. :phantom::donjuan:

Goodnight now

Hugs

Bonnie

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Here I am - talking to meself again. That's OK - like I said..........this way I get the last word.

Last Word.

Hugs

Bonnie

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I'm here, I heard you!!! Sending hugs

Suzie

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I'm here too, Bonnie and Suzie! I'll always give you the last word anyway, Bonnie. Suzie, so glad to hear that David is home and doing better. He really scared me and I'm sure you too. Prayers do work!!!

~HUGS~ Kathy

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He scared the day lights out of all of us, Kathy! I'm so grateful for all the prayers and warm thoughts. He is really doing well!

Hugs,

Suzie

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Oh Suzie, I'm so relieved ... for David and for you and your whole family. Really scary stuff!!!!

Awwww Elissa, I'm loving my new car .. I won't lie.... I have had the bug to buy a new car for the past 3 years I have been looking and planning and finally FINALLY I made the leap....now however I have to start making payments after over a decade of no payments....it's a trade off for sure....lol

I'm also here Bonnie!!!!

hugs,

Sue

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Very happy for you and David, Suzie! Will continue praying.

And.............since you're all here.........do any of you know what music is playing in this video? (I didn't know where else to post this........) This music is very familiar......is it from OMK?

Hugs

Bonnie


Oops - I meant to just post the link! Am I in trouble?

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The name of the song Bonnie is "Song from a Secret Garden" ...so very beautiful and sad. It's been quite a long time since I've watched OMK but it maybe could have been the background music played....especially in the scene when he and Sarah meet up at their old rendezvous .. but I'm not sure. That video though is amazing!

hugs,

Sue

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Suzie, I can imagine how scared you were. Thank God for hearing our prayers and making all of us so happy for David and you and your family!

Sue, enjoy that new car!!! Did you learn all of the bells and whistles. When we bought our new car Rich said he had to keep checking the manual because cars are so complicated these days.

Bonnie, that is a fabulous video. I have to download it not only because of Gerry's "BEOWULF" pics but because that song is so beautiful. Thanks for the title Sue. I have no idea if it was in OMK. It doesn't ring a bell for that movie.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Thanks for the info, Sue. I think it's beautiful - and it almost takes part of the melody of the song that Caruso sang when Charlotte got tickets and Samrat chose Sara instead. Glad everyone enjoyed the video. June, of cross-stitch fame, actually found it.

Hugs all

Bonnie

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Well, the Song from the Secret Garden is definitely not the background music in OMK. I just watched OMK to check on that. I really don't like Sam and Sarah. I like them less every time I see the movie.

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Bonnie

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LOL Bonnie....and I feel so sorry for Sam myself.

Kathy, I probably won't use half of the bells and whistles on my new car....but since the salesman who sold me my car took care of making sure my phone was in sync with my car I'm loving that part.... (although I'm not one to really talk while driving...at least if my son or someone calls they come over my radio and I can have a short conversation and tell them I'll call them back) :D

It was a really rough week for me this week (anniversary of my Dan'l's death 5 years ago) .... don't know what I would do without my GALfriends....

love and hugs,

Sue

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Oh, Sue - I'm sorry this week has been so hard for you. Losing a mate is very, very painful. I pray the pain is softened by wonderful memories.

Why do you feel sorry for Sam? Just curious.

Hugs

Bonnie

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Sue, having your phone number hooked up with your car is a good safety feature but I would be like you and tell people in a non-emergency situation that I would call them back. I know this has been a rough week with the anniversary of Daniel's passing. Hard to believe it has been that long. I'm sorry for the pain you are feeling.

Like Sue I felt sorry for Sam, he was between a rock and a hard place. His true love left and the wife he had he had nothing in common with and she admitted that she hated his love, the restaurant. Sarah and Sam should have been together in the first place. If I had been Charlotte I would have cut Sam some slack since Sarah was dying, after all we are only human and can't turn off how we feel about another human being and I think Charlotte didn't handle the whole situation very well from the beginning. If you truly love someone you don't tell them how to feel and act. Marriage isn't all about one person dominating another. Of course, I would feel differently had Sarah come back healthy and wanting Sam.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Well, I'm no fan of One More Kiss. Can't stand any of the characters except for Sarah's father. I think the main problem was I saw zero chemistry between any of the main characters. Charlotte wasn't very likable, but I did sympathize with her as the cheated-on spouse. Kathy, I agree that spouses shouldn't tell each other what to do, but they also shouldn't do something that they know their spouse will see as a betrayal. Sam may have meant well in trying to fulfill Sarah's bucket list, and maybe he and Sarah would have made a better couple, but honestly, I saw no chemistry between them either. Overall, it was a depressing film with only one likable character. The only redeeming factor was the Scottish scenery, but there are much better films that have that. Just my :2cents:

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Well, I'm no fan of One More Kiss. Can't stand any of the characters except for Sarah's father. I think the main problem was I saw zero chemistry between any of the main characters. Charlotte wasn't very likable, but I did sympathize with her as the cheated-on spouse. Kathy, I agree that spouses shouldn't tell each other what to do, but they also shouldn't do something that they know their spouse will see as a betrayal. Sam may have meant well in trying to fulfill Sarah's bucket list, and maybe he and Sarah would have made a better couple, but honestly, I saw no chemistry between them either. Overall, it was a depressing film with only one likable character. The only redeeming factor was the Scottish scenery, but there are much better films that have that. Just my :2cents:

This movie as a whole is not a favorite of mine either. In reference to the storyline I don't think that Sam would have left Charlotte to be with Sarah at the end of the movie except for how Charlotte treated the whole thing from when Sarah first arrived and when Charlotte put on a show at the restaurant and told Sam she hated the restaurant I think that pulled Sam away from Charlotte for good. He decided that the love of his life needed him more than Charlotte. The fact that Sarah was dying was different than just a man that was cheating on his wife and I think at that time Sam knew his marriage had all been a lie and it was over. I agree that Sarah was miss cast. No chemistry between any of them. Putting the actors aside I am just writing about the storyline.

I'm sure that if I had a back story of a cheating husband I would think differently. I just think that Charlotte's jealously from the very beginning could have been redirected to compassion for Sarah and the THREE of them could have spent time together as friends. I find that jealous woman are usually insecure and I don't like that stereotype female in films.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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I agree, Kathy, Charlotte and Sam should have helped Sarah together, but I don't think Sarah would have allowed that even if Charlotte had been willing. I think she wanted Sam back and was just as jealous as Charlotte was.

Edited by Lady Elissa

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I agree, Kathy, Charlotte and Sam should have helped Sarah together, but I don't think Sarah would have allowed that even if Charlotte had been willing. I think she wanted Sam back and was just as jealous as Charlotte was.

You see, I think different about human beings. Why would Sarah want to hurt Sam by destroying his marriage when she was dying? Remember it was Sam who came to her at the end, not the other way around. I think Sarah wanted to relive the fun she and Sam had together before she died. She never acted like she wanted anything more than that when they were together. She never showed jealousy about Charlotte. I don't think she would have talked to Sam and Charlotte together in the first meeting if she wanted to destroy Sam's marriage. What would be the point? She was dying. It is a strange storyline for sure. Sarah was being self centered in asking for this in the first place, no doubt, and she did leave Sam because she wanted bigger and better things for herself by leaving Scotland in the first place. I think that facing death put things into perspective for her and she realized that people now meant more to her than they did before. Unfortunately, she didn't think of the repercussions and if Sam's marriage was stronger it would have survived. I don't think Sam and Charlotte were on the same page in their marriage.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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You make some interesting points about Sarah, Kathy. I never really thought about her that way before. But see, I don't see Charlotte as the villainess here. I see her as a betrayed spouse, and yes, she was jealous. Most spouses in her situation would be jealous. Maybe their marriage would have ended in divorce even if Sarah hadn't shown up, or maybe not. We'll never know. Sam appears to be clueless at best, insensitive at worst, when dealing with Charlotte. The saddest thing about this film is that everyone lost. That's what made it so depressing.

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I think Sam and Charlotte were in love.......and had a good marriage. Sarah said she didn't know Sam had remarried.........well, she knew it when she started using him up. Sam's (as with any husband) first allegiance was to his wife......and he emotionally abused her with Sarah. He betrayed her. He told her if she didn't want him to spend time with Sarah he wouldn't. She asked him not to. He committed adultery with Sarah, physical as well as emotional. There is no way that either Sarah or Sam thought they could resume their relationship on a "friends only until she dies" level without causing great pain to his wife. Charlotte was treated as "incidental". I know I'm "old-fashioned" and I'm not at all sorry.

Bonnie

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Interesting how we see parts of this movie the same and other parts differently. That's what makes the world go around. A lot of how we perceive the characters is how we would feel in the same situation. We really do not know what Sarah's intentions were or how good a marriage Sam and Charlotte had. It seems like Sam had no idea that Charlotte did not like the restaurant and he certainly did not have her love of her type of music. I personally feel that they were three unhappy souls and when times got rough they showed how unhappy they really were.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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I'm sorry I haven't been involved in this discussion .... but I've been so busy with real life (earthquake clean up at Bryan's).....but...since that is done and I'm home trying to clean my own home; which by the way looks like an earthquake hit it after my family left yesterday to return home...lol.....I'll pipe in as well.

I said that I felt sorry for Sam Bonnie because I see him as a good man who never really got over his first love. I believe he loved Charlotte .... but that his feelings for Sarah had never gone completely away and when she returned and was dying his past feelings for her mixed with the emotions he felt for her (sorry for what could have been, sorry for what she was going through) were magnified and he felt pulled in two opposing directions. The other story line about Frank is kind of parallel to this....he apparently was married to Sarah's mom for years but had really never gotten over his first love either. As for Sarah, I saw her as being self centered. I mean for her to expect Sam to fulfill her bucket list with her was totally wrong.....1) for stirring feelings up in him when she knew she was going to leave him once again and hurt him and 2) because he had a life and a wife that she seemed to think nothing of. But then again, she was dying so I have to cut her some slack. I felt bad for Charlotte but I also thing she was being unreasonable and selfish as well. I agree with Kathy ... if Charlotte had shown a little understanding and compassion things might have been far different. I think I have more empathy with these characters because when Jacqui (Dan's first wife who was his childhood sweetheart ... they married at 16 ... and had four daughters together) got cancer (for the second time) she called and asked him to have dinner with her). He was 1) shocked .... they hadn't spoken a word to each other in years and 2) he felt torn and worried about my feelings but felt he should go. I encouraged him to go and talk to her and I'll never regret that because in the last year of Jacqui's life WE all had time to share many things that were really a blessing to all of us (and our children). I can honestly say that she became like a sister to me and I was honored that I was the one she wanted with her at the end of her life. And you know what....that whole experience just drew me and Dan'l even closer.....

So, yeah, the movie is sad and it certainly isn't Gerry's best movie but I still do love this movie and I think Gerry's acting towards the end at the hospital was EXCELLENT. I felt his heart breaking....never ceases to make me cry every time I watch it. OH yeah, and I just love the way he looks in this movie...his hair, his teeth before they were fixed....so young....ahhhhhhh....lol

hugs to all.

love,

Sue

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