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Winter '99 Milestones as Recorded in our Family E-mail!




JANUARY 1999 BROUGHT COLD WEATHER AND SNOW FROM THE VERY START.
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FROM STAMPQUEEN...

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! LATER! :D

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FROM JASBAH...

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 DEPARTMENTS...AND POLITELY
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.

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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
>BOXES.
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>>LOTS OF CHURCH SERVICES CANCELLED, INCLUDING THE UNBELIEVABLE ST.
PATRICK'S
>>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
BELITTLING
>>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!
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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
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Tom wrote...

MADAME P.--FREDDIE NEARLY RAN INTO THE WALL AS  I
BEGAN HOWLING WITH LAUGHTER WHILE DEVOURING YOUR
'99 PROGNOSTICATIONS. I  DO FEEL ANN'S PAIN, THO-
SHE IS BEING SINGLED OUT WAY TOO MUCH; BUT  THEN
AGAIN AS LONG IS IT ISN'T ME, WHY WORRY?

I TOO AM FACED WITH DISMANTLING THE LIGHTS  AND DECO-
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 SOCIAL STIGMA
OF A LARGE ALL BROWN BUSH IN ONES LIVING ROOM IN  THE
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 WINDOW NOW,
IT IS SNOWING 'SIDEWAYS' AND ANOTHER 4-6 INCHES  IS
BEING PREDICTED. WE HAVE NEARLY 18 INCHES RIGHT NOW,
AND THE WINDS ARE  EXPECTED TO KEEP UP AT LEAST THROUGH
THE NIGHT. MY PREDICTION, IF YOU DON'T  MIND PATRICIA,
IS NO SCHOOL MONDAY IN ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF  MICHIGAN,
MOST OF INDIANA AND ALL OF NORTHERN/MIDDLE OHIO.

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 YOU  HAVE
SO DUTIFULLY ACCRUED OVER THE 50+ YEARS OF LIFE AND
DECIDED TO STAY  PUT WHILE ALL THIS HOWLIN' AND DRIFTIN'
HAS BEEN GOIN' ON...
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HI, FAM!

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.

LATER, ALL!

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! ---DEB

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DAD WROTE...
Speeaking  of  weather,,        I  saw  on
CNN  today  in  COLUMBUS,  OH10  a  man  playing  golf  in  the  snow  storm.
Was  that  one  of  your  volunteers,,  Jasbah?

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1/8/99

VICK WROTE...

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?????

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Deb's comment:

I COULDN'T LEAVE THESE WEBSITE REVIEWS OUT, SINCE THEY MEANT SO MUCH TO ME!

Ann wrote:

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
DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Reale website.

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Patty wrote:

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:
       <http://members.xoom.com/Deb5355>

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.
                      Love,
                          Patty

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Dad wrote...

DEB,  i'M  SENDING  THIS  FROM  THE  DEB  REALE  FAMILY  WEBSITE.
YOU'VE  DONE  A  GREAT  JOB,  DEB.  DO  WE  USE  THAT  SAME  ADDRESS
PERMANENTLY?                                THANKS  VERY  MUCH!!!!!!!!!

BAMMY  AND  BUMPS

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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 now.

I'LL LET YOU EXPLORE THEN!

Tim later wrote:

Hi everyone:

First of all, as I told Debbie via ICQ the other night, GREAT JOB ON THE
WEB PAGE!!!

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Deb--haven't been to your site since Saturday--I am
still in awe of your great work! I know you are proud
of it....

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Deb wrote...

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.

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FROM PATTY, 1/23/99

Hi All!
     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!

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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!

Love,

Aunt Deb :-)

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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,
>                     Patty

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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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