Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

Dog finds owner, even though she’d moved four times in five years

Pretty cool.  When I was a kid I read a book about a similar tale involving two dogs and a cat, “Incredible Journey”? – Something like that. It was also a true tale, and I believe Disney made a movie from it. Animals are amazing.

UPDATE: Oops! I had the title right, but apparently it was fiction. Oh well.

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The first cheerful mention of rehab I’ve heard of in years

Congresswoman Gifford leaving intensive care and heading to a rehabilitation treatment center. May she thrive and get well,soon.

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I was just thinking that what the world needed now…

WFUV is advertising a reunion concert by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. The band’s web site claims that they performed a command performance at the White House in 1968 for Richard Nixon! that seems about right.

UPDATE: Maybe it was for LBJ – same difference.

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Whoa, how weird is this?

Buried in the comment section was this link sent by Cos Cobber: pictures of Peter Pervert Brant’s wife, Stephanie Seymour and her (their?) 18-year-old son. Creepy.

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King Merritt Sale

118 N. Bowman

Sold for $1. 6 million in 2004, sold yesterday (out of town buyer) for $1.465. I guess if you’re escaping Westchester taxes, it’s not too bad a deal.

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Lincoln, July 10, 1858

 Reader “Prosperity” provided the date of Lincoln’s speech that Ed Krumeich couldn’t find in his copy of the Communist Manifesto. It’s a lengthy speech, Ed, so I’ve copied the relevant passage for your convenience. If you’d like to read the whole thing, I’ll drop off some crayons so as to keep you amused

Speech in Chicago:

Now in relation to his inference that I am in favor of a general consolidation of all the local institutions of the various States. I will attend to that for a little while, and try to inquire, if I can, how on earth it could be that any man could draw such an inference from anything I said. I have said, very many times, in Judge Douglas’ hearing, that no man believed more than I in the principle of self-government; that it lies at the bottom of all my ideas of just government, from beginning to end. I have denied that his use of that term applies properly. But for the thing itself, I deny that any man has ever gone ahead of me in his devotion to the principle, whatever he may have done in efficiency in advocating it. I think that I have said it in your hearing—that I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other man’s rights—[applause]—that each community, as a State, has a right to do exactly as it pleases with all the concerns within that State that interfere with the rights of no other State, and that the general government, upon principle, has no right to interfere with anything other than that general class of things that does concern the whole. I have said that at all times. I have said, as illustrations, that I do not believe in the right of Illinois to interfere with the cranberry laws of Indiana, the oyster laws of Virginia, or the Liquor Laws of Maine. I have said these things over and over again, and I repeat them here as my sentiments.

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New listings

Some years back, my buyer clients all wanted to receive live feeds on new listings. Now they, and I, couldn’t care less about such information. The only houses of interest are those that have sat on the market for at least six months, because their sellers may – just possibly – have gotten religion.

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Sales

414 Round Hill Road (clouds by Clouds R Us)

This property has lingered on the market for years, beginning (new construction) at $13.950 in 2005, finally dropping to $10 million and selling for that sum last week. No accounting for taste.

48 Brook Ridge originally asked $6.3, sold for $5.2. See comment above.

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Greenwich’s Regis Philbin to retire

I confess that I’ve never watched his show, but this article confirms what my own friends tell me: the man is a complete gentleman, always pleasant to “little people”. I know a lot of local retailers, and they all say that there isn’t a nicer guy out there. So enjoy your retirement, Mr. Philbin, and God  bless.

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