MEMORIES: Our Girl was like a big sister to … … everybody?


Dear John-

Thank you so much for sharing this great picture. I’ve forwarded it on to my fashionable siblings. I guess I wasn’t old enough to make the cut for the picture.

I have so many wonderful memories of Ev. I used to love when she would take me for rides in her Covair – boy, did I think I was cool then! Taking me for Italian ice, or a burger and a shake on a Saturday afternoon – I so looked forward to spending time with her. Although I was probably her pesky little cousin, I think Ev actually enjoyed my company and took me places voluntarily – unlike my sister who was forced to take me everywhere she went. Joyce must have loved Ev spending time with me too – it meant she didn’t have to! Joyce told me Ev taught her how to drive and also took her to take her driving test. She was like a big sister to both of us. And like everyone else on 8th Street, Joyce, Jeff and I all learned how to shoot hoops from Cousin Ev. Driving home from her funeral, I remembered something about Ev that I had forgotten all about – When I was a Girl Scout at St. Mary’s, one of the other GS troops was going to Palisades Park. MY troop was not going and I was heartbroken. Two weeks later, guess who took me to Palisades Park?? I think she even brought Patty Ann along for the trip – and maybe you were there too? I have to admit, I was none too pleased when you came on the scene thinking she wouldn’t have time for me anymore, but of course, that was not the case! Not only did she continue to make time for me but fulfilled the dream of every young girl and had me as a “Junior Bridesmaid” in your wedding! I tell you, if I thought I was cool riding in her Covair, THAT just topped it all!!

I hope you are coping okay. I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it must be. She was such a special person and she just touched so many people with her kindness and love. You are in my prayers and I hope you are able to find some comfort in all the great memories you have of her.

If you come across any more of these priceless photos, please share them with me.

Thanks John – Will keep in touch.


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Ahh, the Corvair! No one probably knows that back in the Eighties when we were flush, I offered to buy her a “fun car” like her old Corvair. She wisely said no, “You can NEVER go back to what you were.” Wise woman.

She loved to be around people. So you probably gave her as much joy as you received.

Your going to Palisades Park story doesn’t surprise me. She wanted every child to be happy. No, I wasn’t on the scene yet. Maybe her old boyfriend. She was a “catch” and I know she could have her pick of the litter. And, I know of at least two suitors were unhappy when he took herself “off the market”.

I’d didn’t see any rejection by any of her family. Once I past the “Peg” test, and she was assured of my honorable intentions, she even gave everyone the word that “I was Ev’s choice”. She was the “energizer bunny” and made time for everyone. It wasn’t until she got sick did she have to recognize her limitations. I’m glad you enjoyed the wedding. She put together her “dream wedding”.

Coping? If feels funny not to have medical people to supervise while cajoling her into going along with the “fun”. She did make an impression on one fat young white guy injineer. Two dates and I was “hooked”. Took me a while to sell her on the idea. Even Peg was worried that we were so different. Guess it worked out.

Thanks for the prayers and kind words. I’ll send you invites to the other pictures. I’m scanning and putting up as I can. It’s a sad chore.

You’re most welcome. I’m happy to “share” her with you again.

Donna Nobis Pacem

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GUNS:“She was not a good shot at the range”

Now that’s a “beauty queen”. No one should have to kill a fellow human being. But self-defense here did what all the Gooferment courts could NOT — protect her rights. How does that bumper sticker go “God made man and woman; Sam Colt made them equal”! Florida is catching up on NH for my affection with the Castle Doctrine. (Defend your home and the Gooferment bureaucrats can’t bother you. Nor can the dead guy sue.) “Better judged by 12 than carried by six”.

Armed Beauty Queen Fatally Shoots Intruder in Florida Home Invasion
By Cristina Corbin
Published March 22, 2011

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When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him — a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

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Brown, who reigned as the 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, snatched her gun from a nearby bedroom and shot the suspect several times – hitting him in the chest, groin, thigh and back, her fiance said. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Panthaber, meanwhile, said he and his fiancee are lucky to be alive. He said he purchased the pink handgun for Brown last Christmas and that the two had gone to target practice together.

“She was not a good shot at the range,” he quipped.

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Good enough. Only four shots. She may have violated an old “rule of thumb” that I quoted in Church:

“Ask God’s help between each pull of the trigger. I like “JMJHELP’ myself. Feel free to select your own short one. This rifle has eight shots. When the clip springs out, it’s empty. You should play dead. Lay as flat as you can and pray. Someday, someone may kill you with your own weapon. But they should have to beat you to death with it. Because it’s empty.”

Keep shooting until the weapon is dry.


That book really does have everything I know in it. Somewhere.

Get armed; stay alive and protect your loved ones. Remember “Dial 911 and die”.

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RANT: Lawrence Taylor — a sad pathetic image of a past idol

Imus roasted him yday. (Rightly so.)

His sidekick whined that Taylor was getting a raw deal.

They played a clip, where Taylor says: “Everybody does it.”

Nope, sorry, I don’t! I have to much respect for the role of women in human civilization.

All that being said, as a little L libertarian, being pro-choice on everything that doesn’t hurt another human being, prostitution could be a victimless crime. If, and only if, the Gooferment took it guns and went home.

Nevada has legal prostitution and you never ever hear anything about it. If Nevada, why not everywhere else.

Consenting adults. Harming no one else.

Just don’t ask me to pay for your problems that arise from it.

Pimps, public prostitution, disease, Johns, and a ton of police hours wasted on attempting to legislate morality and curb the “oldest profession”.

Only the Gooferment could be this stupid!

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MACBOOKAIR: So much for that upgrade

Spent a lot of time yday making space for the upgrade purported to fix panics.

Had one last night after the upgrande and two today so far.

“Bare metal restore” is looking like my only option.

If I wanted to have these type of problems, I could have stay on windoze.

Outlook’s looking better and better.


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Another panic

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Another panic

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Another panic. Moved to backup machine. Argh!

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