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Monday, Oct 24, 2016
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How intelligent is your dog? #x201c;Probably as intelligent as a person. Very smart, very smart.#x201d; #x201c;She understands so many words. It's just shocking how many words she understands. She understands everything we say and she's with us all t...
"It's been a blast. His name is D-Artangnan. I have worked with him daily and I'm one of the few people I know who washes and blow dries his hair daily and so we've bonded a lot. The sand lot is sure going to be hard but it's going to be great knowin...
#x201c;My sister Penney and I come out here every year since our mom passed seven years ago. This was her favorite park to go to. We had lunch just like she always did, and we let off balloons every year, usually one for each sister, and just watch t...
“Warm weather. I get out of there as fast as I can because I don’t want to see snow. Its beautiful in the summertime and it’s nice in the wintertime if you like snow and cold. Not me.” ANDY JONES/STAFF
What's the best thing about doing laundry in a laundromat? #x201c;I love going out. You never know who you're going to meet, you never know what you're going to run into, especially around here. Colorful people, wonderful characters, personalities. I...
Peggy Sappington, Hudson, 101 years old. What's your plan as you head into a new year? #x201c;I make the most of every opportunity and of every relationship. I try to make everything worthwhile, you know. I like people and I stay in touch. I do what ...
'Santa' in Hudson, Pasco: #x201c;My favorite one, besides making the little old ladies bring me cookies, is looking at the little kids and, I know you, you be good for goodness sake. That's more important than anything else. Nobody tells kids that an...
#x201c;Yeah, I bring them out every year and I put them up basically because it puts me in the Christmas spirit, makes my grandkids happy. My neighbors all seem to like it and they fall in right behind me. So, you know, by the time it's over the whol...
Mom (at right): #x201c;Seeing the birds and (my daughter) loves feeding the birds. Right?#x201d; Daughter: #x201c;Yeah I'm feeding.#x201d; Mom: #x201c;She's three and a half so it's very fun for her.#x201d; Daughter: #x201c;I want to pet the baby one...
Why are you out here getting a pumpkin today? “I like pumpkins.” What are you going to do with it? “Make a happy face.” How do you do that? “With a knife.”
“I love psychotic and chaotic characters, they are more fun to get into. I love Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the Riddler in ‘Batman.’ ”
“I meet someone that’s, uh, usually they’re in their 80’s or 90’s and they say, you know, we used to have a car like that in our family. And it begins a conversation and I learn something about history.”
“Definitely have a lot of patience cause it takes time. Just work hard at it and you should be successful. And give em a good product.”
“We are here to get wet and cool off because it is too hot!”
“Do you want to take a picture of a pretty smile? Here is a pretty smile!”
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