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Postby ken123 » May 9th, 2007, 12:14 pm

Dear Judith,
Brooklyn sounds alot like Chicago. I grew up on the the far West Side, the North Austin neighborhood which was then Irish, withe some Italians, and even a few WASPS. South Austin, just a few blocks away was Irish
( we are ALL over ), Greek, and Jewish. Glad to learn about your Brooklyn life. 8)

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Postby traceyk » June 4th, 2007, 9:33 pm

How about women who are squares? Can woman be a square? Or are they squarettes?
Anyway, how about Jean Arthur in "A Foreign Affair" scribbling away in her little notebook? Or Katharine Hepburn in "Without Love?"
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Fred MacMurray

Postby knitwit45 » June 4th, 2007, 10:24 pm

I just found this thread, and hope I'm not back-spacing, but I wanted to share a memory. When I was about 9 or 10, my parents took us to California for a vacation. While there, thru a connection of my dad's, we got to have lunch in the commissary at Universal Studios. As I recall this, (about 50 years ago, so I could and probably am mistaken) the dining room was more like a cafeteria, very plain, tables for four, etc. Anyway, my dad spotted Fred MacMurray and took me over to get his autograph.

Mr. MacMurray was in costume (but I didn't know this) dressed as a lumberjack, or outdoorsman of some kind. I remember looking straight up at him, he seemed as tall as a tree. He bent over, asked my name, and actually had a short but very kind conversation with me. I thought all movie stars dressed in tuxedos and sported canes and tophats. Because of the way he was dressed, and the way he took time to draw out a very shy little girl, I was completely at ease with him.

He was sweet and soft spoken, and I think I fell in love that day.

So that's one person's "take" on Fred MacMurray, a member of the Board of Squares.
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The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir
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Postby CoffeeDan » June 5th, 2007, 12:23 am

jdb1 wrote:It's always said that Brooklyn is a series of small towns, and I've lived in several of those "towns" throughout my life, and it's true - they are different in age, architecture and atmosphere; all you have to do is walk a few blocks either way, and you're in a totally different place.

Brooklyn sounds a lot like Cincinnati, too!

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