Winter '99 Milestones as
Recorded in our Family E-mail!
JANUARY 1999 BROUGHT COLD WEATHER AND SNOW
FROM THE VERY START.
SNOWY AND ICY HERE TODAY, WITH A WINTER STORM
GOING AND LOTS OF CLOSINGS. MOST AIRLINE FLIGHTS POSTPONED OR CANCELED.
MAIL DELIVERY TOO. ONE FUNERAL HOME EVEN CANCELED ALL FUNERALS. STRANGE!
WOWOWOWOWOWOW! YOU ALL COULD RELIVE CLEVELAND
GROWING-UP DAYS IF YOU WERE
HERE IN CENTRAL OHIO. I THINK TIM AND
MEG GOT MOST OF THIS STUFF
YESTERDAY. IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND LOOKS
LIKE IT WILL NOT STOP! I CALLED ALL
THE SATURDAY VOLUNTEERS LAST NIGHT AND TOLD
THEM THEY WOULD HEAR FROM ME
BETWEEN 7 AND 7:20 THIS AM AFTER MY CHECK
ON THE WEATHER. MADE ALL MY
CALLS, SENT EVERYONE BACK TO BED, CALLED THEIR
TOLD THEM I WAS NOT COMING IN EITHER!
THINK THAT FLOORED THEM MOST, BUT
NOT TODAY, THANK YOU!
AS USUAL MADAME, YOUR LOOK INTO THE FUTURE
IS A DEEPLY SPIRITUAL
AND INSPIRATIONAL READING FOR THOSE OF US
WHO ARE DYING TO KNOW WHAT KICKS
THE NEW YEAR IS GOING TO BRING IN! GOD
KNOWS WE TREASURE THE WISDOM THAT
HEREIN LIES. ENCORE, ENCORE!
AND DAD SECONDED VICK'S COMMENT...Your
predictions are giving us much anticipation,
Pat, keep up the good work.
From The Vickster...
>>ICE ALL AROUND THIS AM, BUT NOT AS HORRIBLE
AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN. NO
>>MEALS ON WHEELS FOR THE 2ND DAY ... PEOPLE
TOLD TO USE THEIR BLIZZARD
>>LOTS OF CHURCH SERVICES CANCELLED, INCLUDING
THE UNBELIEVABLE ST.
>>WHERE THEY STILL KNEEL FOR COMMUNION, THERE
IS NO RITE OF PEACE, LADIES
>>SELL MANTILLAS AT THE DOOR. I CAN
HARDLY BELIEVE THEY WOULD CANCEL; THEIR
>>PARISHIONERS WILL BE IN CHURCH ALL WEEK
TO MAKE IT UP! I AM NOT
>>THIS CHURCH/PARISH AT ALL, BUT THEY STILL
ATTEMPT THE "MY WAY OR THE
>>HIGHWAY" ATTITUDE ABOUT CATHOLICITY.
BUT AS TINY TIM SAYS, "GOD BLESS US
>>ALL" -- MOVE OVER ON THE (COMMUNION) RAIL,
GUYS AND GALS!
I LOVE THIS INSTALLMENT OF THE '99 PREDICTIONS!!!
HURRAY FOR YOU, MADAME! AND YOU WERE CONCERNED ABOUT PSYCHIC WRITER'S BLOCK!
PIFFLE! I JUST COULDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT MARCH 9TH PREDICTION, BUT IF YOU
WERE VERY DRUNK WHEN YOU WROTE IT, WE CAN ANNUL IT AND I WON'T HOLD IT
AGAINST YOU. THANK YOU FOR THE MANY LAUGHS, GUFFAWS, AND PERHAPS--BUT KEEP
THIS TO YOURSELF--A SNORT OR TWO! THESE WERE GREAT!!!!
:-) STILL LAUGHING IN CARMEL LAND
MADAME P.--FREDDIE NEARLY RAN INTO THE WALL
BEGAN HOWLING WITH LAUGHTER WHILE DEVOURING
'99 PROGNOSTICATIONS. I DO FEEL ANN'S
SHE IS BEING SINGLED OUT WAY TOO MUCH; BUT
AGAIN AS LONG IS IT ISN'T ME, WHY WORRY?
I TOO AM FACED WITH DISMANTLING THE LIGHTS
RATIONS OF CHRISTMAS 98. IT IS THE MOST UNFAVORITE
TASK I CAN THINK OF; UNFORTUNATELY,
ONE CAN NOT PRO-
CRASTINATE WITH A CHRISTMAS TREE; THE
OF A LARGE ALL BROWN BUSH IN ONES LIVING ROOM
LATTER DAYS OF JULY IS NOT 'CHIC'. "O TANNENBAUM"
BEGONE! CERTAINLY HAVE THE "HOLIDAY
SPIRIT" TO GET
THE JOB DONE THOUGH; AS I LOOK OUT THE
IT IS SNOWING 'SIDEWAYS' AND ANOTHER 4-6 INCHES
BEING PREDICTED. WE HAVE NEARLY 18 INCHES
AND THE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO KEEP UP
AT LEAST THROUGH
THE NIGHT. MY PREDICTION, IF YOU DON'T
IS NO SCHOOL MONDAY IN ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT
MOST OF INDIANA AND ALL OF NORTHERN/MIDDLE
I MUST ALSO HEAP PRAISE ON THE SISTER
OF SISTERS, AS
SHE TOO HAS BEEN A PHENOM ON THE KEYBOARD
THE PAST FEW
DAYS...GLAD TO HEAR YOU EXERCISED THE WISDOM
SO DUTIFULLY ACCRUED OVER THE 50+ YEARS OF
DECIDED TO STAY PUT WHILE ALL THIS HOWLIN'
HAS BEEN GOIN' ON...
THIS WILL BE SHORT...NO SONG PRACTICE TONIGHT,
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, NO PTO BOARD MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT... NO WAY TO GET
SARAH AND BERNIE BROWN'S MOM'S VAN OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAY, WHERE SHE'S STUCK...NO
WAY THE TEMP COULD POSSIBLY BE ABOVE ZERO (WIND CHILL IS -30) AND NOT MUCH
ELSE TO TELL YOU AT THIS MOMENT! WILL GO POP SOME PIZZAS IN THE OVEN FOR
THE STRANDED TRAVELERS, AND HOPE THAT JAY GETS HOME ALL RIGHT.
Speeaking of weather,,
I saw on
CNN today in COLUMBUS,
OH10 a man playing golf in the
Was that one of your
WES, GREAT BIRTHDAY WISHES TOMORROW TO YOU
... 21 SURELY IS A MILESTONE ...
AND I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN THAT YOUR CHRISTMAS
GREENERY IS TO BE SOON IN THE
MAIL. FIGURED YOU COULD USE IT AT SCHOOL
AS WELL AT HOME. I FIRST SAW YOU
WHEN YOU WERE 7 MONTHS OLD WHEN YOU AND YOUR
MOM AND DAD BROUGHT YOU TO
CRISFIELD DRIVE. SOMEHOW IN THAT VISIT
DAD CAME UPON THIS SWEET RAM
FIGURINE THAT SAID YOUR SMILE AND THAT RAM'S
REMINDED HIM OF YOU ... AND HE
BOUGHT IT! I KNOW YOU KNOW THAT STORY;
WHO HAS THAT GUY THESE DAYS? NOT
WES, THE RAM?????
I COULDN'T LEAVE THESE WEBSITE REVIEWS OUT,
SINCE THEY MEANT SO MUCH TO ME!
dear ones all,
I did visit the one and only, absolutely fabulous
REALE FAMILY WEB SITE and
found it to be all I had hoped---AND MORE!
Congrats on wonderful job,
Carmelita!- you're awesome, and how neat that
you got the gifts of a few
free days to allow you to put it all together!
BRAVO- ON A JOB WELL
Bumps, does this mean we don't have to
keep trying (to no avail!) to
access the Family Pointe? We were about
to put that one where the sun
don't shine- now we 'll just click on the
The Reale family Website...... is SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deb, you did a fantastic job with it--how did you do all that neat
stuff, like the home page with the guy moving
the chair and the lamp? I love
the background paper for the pages. The pictures
are great and the narrative
about your family, hobbies, jobs, etc., was
really fun to read!! I can see why
it took you so long to get it up and going
but it's really wonderful and worth
the work. Thanks for doing it for us.
Everybody else, it would be worth your while to check out this newest
and most professional, yet warm and inviting
website. Just go to:
You'll see why I am so excited about it.
I took a survey
from some run-of-the-mill people that I happened to run
into today and here is what they said:
"Gee, it's really swell!" George Bailey, Bedford Falls
"It's cool and junk." Beaver Cleaver
"It's like buttah!!" Syl Swinklestein
"I (sniff) am moved to tears (sob)." Tim Smith
"Did you happen to find my glasses there?" Ann Smith
" I don't recall seeing it and if I did I didn't know anything
about it." Bill Gates
Take my advice and go see for yourself.
DEB, i'M SENDING THIS
FROM THE DEB REALE FAMILY WEBSITE.
YOU'VE DONE A GREAT
JOB, DEB. DO WE USE THAT SAME
THANKS VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!
BAMMY AND BUMPS
An ICQ message between Megan, Tim and Deb....
Deb, just visitied your website. Super
job! Tim wants to know if it is free?
YES, IT'S FREE. SO GLAD YOU LIKED IT!
No, we loved it!
THAT'S SO NICE! I'VE BEEN DYING TO GET IT UP
THERE...JUST KEPT LEARNING ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER, DOING THINGS THE HARD
WAY, RUNNING INTO SNAGS, MAKING CHANGES ETC. THEY WERE EDITED AS LATE AS
TODAY, THOUGH THE PAGES DON'T SAY THAT!
Tim here. Good job, im impressed. Don't need
my site now?
AS LONG AS THIS ONE WORKS OUT, I SHOULD BE
FINE. DID YOU SEE THE LINK TO YOUR SITE?
no, just started looking at it. holding Allie
I'LL LET YOU EXPLORE THEN!
Tim later wrote:
First of all, as I told Debbie via ICQ the
other night, GREAT JOB ON THE
Deb--haven't been to your site since Saturday--I
still in awe of your great work! I know you
WES SAYS ALL IS FINE IN SOUTH BEND, WHERE THEY
GOT 3 OR 4 MORE INCHES OF
THE WHITE STUFF TODAY! HE TOLD ME, VIA INSTANT
MESSENGER THAT KYLE IS
HANGING IN THERE! THEY'RE BOTH AMAZED BY THE
SHEER AMOUNT OF SNOW THERE.
FROM PATTY, 1/23/99
So glad Saturday
is finally upon us; it's been a long week for this
sports-mom- paper-carrier-birthday-party giver.
Thanks for all the cyber cards
you sent Corey and Ames, they were really
excited about getting them. Dad,
Corey received your card in the mail on Thursday;
those cards came out so
cute! I had no idea you were so versatile
on the computer!
Feb. '99 note from Deb to Momofour.com:
Congrats to Caiti on her new, nukless life!!!
I'm sure the Nuk fairy was happy to recycle them and share them with infants
who were in need!
Aunt Deb :-)
In mid-Feb. Madame Patricia wrote...
Chatted with Tom yesterday; he is still
sick as a dog but looking
>forward to a trip in the sunny south this
weekend. They are planning to go to
>Universal on Friday and then head down here
on Saturday (I think) and spend
>the night. Mom and Dad, will you be joining
them? The more the merrier!
Well, I know this is short but I am beat.
Love to all,
Obviously, there were many more winter mailings,
but... hope you enjoyed those reprinted here! When I get around to hunting
up more, I'll add them and let you know!
:-) Deb 3/3/1/99
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