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Jun. 5th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm in general
Current Location: Mount Prospect Public Library
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: Library Sounds - The Patrons
OK, LJ is being weird. Nothing new.

The hiatus on birthday posts will continue, likely until I get re-settled somewhere. "Tenuous at best" is a good description of internet connectivity at my current temporary residence, as can be inferred from the location on this post.

If any of you feel the need to get in touch with me in a fairly timely manner, you can probably obtain my cell # from any of several of our friends in common, or you can e-mail me (addy is on my profile page). I'm not putting either of those things on here.

JCW
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Jun. 3rd, 2011 @ 11:16 am hiatus
Current Location: Last Day at Da Beehive
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: none
The birthday posts are going on hiatus, seeing as how I am not sure if I will be able to continue doing them in my new location.  Since there will be yet another new location in a month or so, we'll see what happens.

Wish me luck!
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Jun. 2nd, 2011 @ 11:55 am 6/1 & 6/2
Current Location: Still at Da Beehive
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: none
Two days' worth because of moving.

Farewell & RIP to Clarice Taylor.

Born June 1st:

My brother Roger,
William S. Knowles, Joan Copeland, Andy Griffith, Pat Boone, Gerald Scarfe, Morgan Freeman, Colleen McCullough, René Auberjonois, Robert Powell, Frederica von Stade, Jonathan Pryce, Ronnie Wood, Powers Boothe, Wayne Nelson, David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, Lisa Hartman, Alan Wilder, Simon Gallup, Mike Joyce, Heidi Klum, Santana Moss,

and it was International Children's Day.

June 2nd:

Roger's (see above) wife Linda,
Sally Kellerman, Jimmy Jones, King Constantine II of Greece, Stacy Keach, Charlie Watts, William Guest, Charles Haid, Marvin Hamlisch, Jon Peters, Lasse Hallström, Jerry Mathers, Joanna Gleason, Craig Stadler, Cornel West, Dana Carvey, Tony Hadley, Wayne Brady, Zachary Quinto, Nikki Cox, Jewel Staite,

and radio is 115.
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May. 31st, 2011 @ 11:44 am 5/31
Current Location: Da Beehive
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: none
Born May 31st:

Clint Eastwood, John Robert Schrieffer, Peter Yarrow, Terry Waite, Louis J. Ignarro, Sharon Gless, Joe Namath, Junior Campbell, Tom Berenger, Gregory Harrison, Tommy Emmanuel, Chris Elliott, Lea Thompson, Corey Hart, Darryl McDaniels, Brooke Shields,

and it's World No Tobacco Day.

I will be quite busy with moving tomorrow so I will probably do two days' worth of this stuff on Thursday.
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May. 30th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm Moving
Current Location: still at Da Beehive
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: BBC News
Some of you, particularly those that only follow me here, may not be aware that I am preparing to move out of "Da Beehive".  My landlady's son will be moving in here and they need my room.  I will be going to stay with my good friend pensnuggles and her family for a while, and later with another friend.  That means moving twice within two months or so.  I don't have a lot of choice; I have to go where someone will take me because I have no income and public housing is a LOT harder to get into than it sounds like it would be. Plus, I hate moving, especially this move.

I have felt more "at home" here at Da Beehive than I have anywhere else except at HOME (my late parents' in Heyworth).  When I told Dorothy this she said she was glad because it meant she had done her job well.  She has.  She is a wonderful lady and an excellent friend.  It does make it difficult to leave, in an emotional sense.  I do not harbor any resentment towards her or her family, I just feel bad, because I'm pretty sure I will not feel as much "at home" at the next couple of places I am going to be staying.

Here's hoping that the next few months end up being productive and prosperous.
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May. 30th, 2011 @ 11:48 am 5/30
Current Location: Da Beehive
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: none
Born May 30th:

Clint Walker, Aleksei Leonov, Keir Dullea, Ruta Lee, Michael J. Pollard, Gale Sayers, Colm Meaney, Topper Headon, Marie Fredriksson, Ted McGinley, Michael Lopez-Alegria, Harry Enfield, Helen Sharman, Wynonna Judd, Tom Morello, Stephen Malkmus, Cee-Lo Green,

Remember.
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May. 29th, 2011 @ 09:25 am 5/29
Current Location: Da Beehive
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: none
Farewell & RIP to Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh.

Born May 29th:

Irmin Schmidt, Fay Vincent, Al Unser, Sr., Kevin Conway, Gary Brooker, Anthony Geary, Danny Elfman, Sen. Jerry Moran, John Hinckley, Jr., LaToya Jackson, Ted Levine, Annette Bening, Rupert Everett, Melissa Etheridge, John D. LeMay, Blaze Bayley, Lisa Whelchel, Noel Gallagher, Mark Lee, Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown,

and it's International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
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May. 28th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm 5/28
Current Location: Da Beehive
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: none
Farewell & RIP to Gil Scott-HeronThe revolution will not be televised.

Born May 28th:
[info]daryljfontaine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Carroll Baker, Annette Dionne, Cecile Dionne, Jerry West, Maeve Binchy, Beth Howland, Stanley B. Prusiner, Rudy Giuliani, Gladys Knight, Patricia Quinn, Billy Vera, Hunter "Patch" Adams, John Fogerty, Sondra Locke, Lynn Johnston, Jerry Douglas, Roland Gift, Brandon Cruz, James Michael Tyler, Gavin Harrison, Christa Miller, Chris Ballew, Kylie Minogue, Carey Mulligan,

and the Sierra Club is 119.
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May. 27th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm 5/27
Current Location: Da Beehive
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: "Catfish Blues" - Jimi Hendrix
Born May 27th:

Herman Wouk (96!), Christopher Lee, William S. Sessions, Harlan Ellison, Lee Meriwether, Ramsey Lewis, Louis Gossett Jr., Don Williams, Cilla Black, Sen. Christopher Dodd, Bruce Cockburn, Richard Schiff, Siouxsie Sioux, Neil Finn, Peri Gilpin, Adam Carolla, Todd Bridges, Frank E. Thomas, Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Oliver, André 3000,

and this day in 1933 marked the Century of Progress World's Fair opening in Chicago, Illinois.  Also my Dad would have been 99 today.
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May. 26th, 2011 @ 02:24 pm 5/26
Current Location: Da Beehive
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Current Music: "That's All" - Genesis
Farewell & RIP to M/Sgt Paul J. Wiedorfer, Medal of Honor recipient.   Also to 124 people in Joplin, Missouri.

Born May 26th:

James Arness, Roy Dotrice, Alec McCowen, Jack Kevorkian, Teresa Stratas, Brent Musburger, Levon Helm, Garry Peterson, Stevie Nicks, Pam Grier, Philip Michael Thomas, Joe Alaskey, Hank Williams Jr., Sally Ride, Sen. Kay Hagan, Genie Francis, Lenny Kravitz, Helena Bonham Carter,

and, unofficially, it's National Paper Airplane Day.  Also, on this day in 1940, a flotilla of "little ships" began a mass evacuation of British, French and Belgian troops cut off by the German army during the Battle of Dunkirk.

Note that there may be some degree of discontinuity in these posts over the next few weeks.  Let's just say reality rears its somewhat-less-than-gorgeous head yet again.
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