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I'm with lowlow, it's going to be the day after Thanksgiving for the Addison Family. Or more accurately Mrs.Addison. :D
 
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Well my heritage is certainly a diverse one. :D My grandfather(mother)is of Novia Scotia descent. My grandmother (mother) is of Creole / Native American descent. My fathers parents were both African American. So my heritage is pretty mixed in(like Ragu it's in there). Father's side are Baptist, Mother's side are Catholic.
 

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93fleetwoodlowlow said:
huh, Soloman Cohen, never heard of him... new Devilles huh, im celebrating Chanakkuh this year! ive been good so far this year... well i did run over Ralph's balls...
I'm with you on the Chanakkuh celebration. I'll take my DTS in any color you wish Mr. Cohen:D
 

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93fleetwoodlowlow said:
HA, uh Mr. Cohen i am part Jewish so can i request a color? i would like black on black with the Luxury package please :thumbsup: .

OH CRAP i just seen a white DTS pull up outside my office!
LowLow, that's for me. He was in the area and and knew we're friends and decided he'd drop mine off with yours.:D
 

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93fleetwoodlowlow said:
i am serious a white one just pulled up a few minutes ago, its gone now... if i knew it was yours i would have kicked the old lady driving it out and drove it up to you.:rolleyes:
Nevermind. He'll just bring me another one. The lady must have had an emergency. :histeric:
 

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:D that was very funny. Your mom must've been one funny lady. I like the Chanukkah man. I'll be looking for my new Caddy this year. :yup:
 

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The payoff nobody would ever expect, was my Mom was a native New Mexican (from the state of NEW Mexico!) Jewish Population at THAT time was 2O per the state ! But you see, she was smuggled into the country of Mexico as a 14 y.o. after fleeing Nazi Germany and certain death. Once in Mexico (as is today) it was easy to get into the USA, and become a citizen and be safe. Mom was typically dark skinned dark hair and could make herslef look like a Mexican 14-15 y.o. She learned to speak fluent Spanish, and ate crumbs for food. She became a citizen, obtained a public school education at night school while working as a maid. Later attended college, graduated, paid back the loans, attended college, graduated college, worked waiting tables, paid back the college loans, attended & graduated Law Scool, passed the bar exam, became an attorney. Invested in real estate, and made alot of money, and would never buy one of the cars the children of her tormenters were / are making. Always an Imperial. She had plastic surgery to remove the tatoo'd numbers from her arm, but could never erase them from her heart & mind. It was indeed a looong 80 years....
Indeed, just as your reputation says: you have much to be proud of. What a great story of strong will and determination.:)
 

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I would love to have met your mother Sandy. She sounds like a very brave and determined woman. My Grandmother was fortunate to be born in NYC, she was also very strong and determined (though her life was not threatened as was your mother's). She had to be during the time she grew up. She was raised in the Great Depression, raised her family during WWII, was very frugal and wise with the money she (and my Grandfather) made. She was not well educated but that didn't stop her from buying, running and selling various businesses. She ended up with three specialty dress shops in the SF Bay area. I learned a lot from my Grandparents. My heritage from them is rich. I miss them now. I would love the opportunity to talk to them about their business experience and ask their advise for my own. When things are difficult for me I think back on the stories that Grandma told me, how she made it through WWII while my Grandfather was in the Navy. Very inspirational.
Wow, you too have some very good stories about parents/grandparents. I haven't heard many stories about my grandparents. My grandfather had his own business from what I heard. But that's all I really now. Sometimes I feel, kind of disconnected from my family because we don't have a close family. I think that's why my friendships are so meaningful to me.
 

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Are your Grandparents still around Addy? If so, I encourage you to see them as often as you can. Talk to your family members about your heritage. Take advantige of the time you have with loved ones while you can because when they are no longer here the opportunities are lost and many special stories and memories are often lost with them. I have a number of relatives that have had exceptional experiences in their lives. A couple of Uncles even made it into a book from the Pacific North West.
No they're not. My grandpa died in 1979(2 yrs before my birth) and grandma died 20 years later in 1999. My grandma, I got to see about 1 or 2 times per year but, my family is a closed book family. My mom's parents are still alive but I haven't seen them in 10 years. I'm trying to get to Louisiana by next year to see them. I hate that the only time I get to see family is when someone dies or is deathly ill.
 

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DeVillish said:
well i got 10 months in Japan then 2 more years till iam out of the corps, i cant wait!
What?!! You're not going to be a career marine?? :hide:
 

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Being raised as a Jehovah's Witness, and attending the annual conventions, I have had several opportunities to hear about and actually meet survivors of the Holocaust. What amazes me is that the survivors are superhumanly strong willed. They have watched their families be executed by horrible methods, suffered through atrocities that not even an animal should be subjected to, and have still remained faithful to their religious beliefs and high moral standards. These survivors truly let us know that there is a higher power. They survived to tell their stories, and through it all managed to stay sane, and go on to lead normal productive lives despite mental/physical wounds. Most of these people have passed or are soon to pass away. I hope that as that generation leaves this earth that their determination and legacy does not leave with them and is preserved for generations to come.
 

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I, too wish to thank the Administrators/Moderators for allowing us to continue this informative and inspiring conversation. It just goes to show as McCombie said:It just shows, that this kind of discussion CAN take place in a friendly, civilised manner, with no arguing, name calling, or other unpleasant things. Its a perfect example of how this place should always be. Thanks again. We appreciate it very much.
To all the participants :Sandy,Kev,McCombie 5, 93fleetwoodlowlow, and myself : we are truly a good example of cooperation, understanding, and harmony. I am honored to be friends with such people.
The hate groups that are spewing doctrine of hate, fail to realize one thing, and that's the fact that there is overwhelming proof that the horrible act of the Holocaust did indeed happen. They deny this because they wish to further their one-sided belief of superiority. I do not tink there is one race or ethnic group that is better than another. We were all created with different skills and ability to showcase GOD's will of a diverse society created in his image.
 
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DopeStar 156 said:
Don't worry, we sent baby Jesus up first.
:histeric: oh in that case.
 

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Well, I think the adminestrators & powers that be allowed this because we've all been respectful and - well, just plain nice. It's actually a testament to the quality of people on here. In unison, we should all take a bow.

I am alive. (and) being ALIVE, I like to know the world around me. Therefore I made a study of religon back in the 1960s. I have attented the religious services of Methodist, Episcopalian, Quakers, Pentecostal (where I was the only White person, at that time), Catholic,Luthern, Presbyterian and much more recently, the Jews-For Jesus group. It was a great learning experience. I met with some of the religious leaders of the services.
I was pretty impressed by the Jews-for-Jesus group. Allthough I thought that they were "confused" {being kind} I was also amazed as to how well organized they were. Unlike OTHER Jewish people, I DO believe they are here to stay, and are a bunch looking for attention.
Few Non-Jews make a study of OTHER religions. I found it not so much a study of religion, as I found it a study of my fellow mankind.

I find most all people are good. Sadly, only the bad ones make the TV and newspapers. Thank you all for allowing me to part the curtains on my life and allowing you to look inside.
I have also started my own study of religions. Mostly because of the same reason you did and also so that I could get an understanding of them and not just go on he said/she said information. While I may not agree with all of them, I do however respect them and their dedication. That is something that is missing in today's world. Even though I am only 24 years of age, I have come to realize that you must take a stand for a cause or belief or you'll fall for anything.(Cliche, I know) We spend so much time separating ourselves from one another that we so rarely take the time to look for the commoness and originality that makes us all mankind.(As you stated). This forum is a great example of that. Even though we encompass all age/gender/race/ethnic/religious/ groups, we have come together to express our shared passion of Cadillac cars/trucks, and in the process we have found out that we have many more things in common than we may have expected. So to Sandy, Thank You for allowing us to get a glimpse of the man behind the enormous amount of info,beautiful cars, and find out that while we are different, we are also so very much alike.:highfive:
To everyone else that has shared a personal story we also appreciate the the act of sharing a part of your life with us here.
 

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mccombie_5 said:
There will only be one kind of dancer at my funeral.......

exoctic ones!!! :highfive: :D:shhh:
:histeric: LMAO. I could only imagine that scene.
 

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93fleetwoodlowlow said:
you'd like it :ill:.
No, not that I would like it(my pal wouldn't be here)but it would be one hilarious scene for a comedy skit.
 

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Sandy said:
Somtimes little things piss me off. Granted, maybe I should look at the bigger picture, but you know, it's from a
C O L L E G E for crying out loud.
My son's college put on their paper's calendar last week:
Happy Rosh Hoshna to all ! Now, it's Rosh hAshAnaH
I mean, really, they couldn't look at ANOTHER calendar and COPY it ?
Made me wanna write to them and wish them a Mary Chhristmas !
Do it. :lildevil:
 

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Wow, Claire sounds like my wife. I hate to go to restaurants with her when they mess up her orders. I always feel like this :hide:
 
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