Keepsake Book ~~ The Guys Receive Them in Palermo!

Hey, Everyone!

We received this e-mail from Lydka this morning:

Hello Marie,
I have to ask because I’m curious.:-) I saw photos in which boys received presents from fans.It can be seen on the pictures that they also got a book and Piero views the book and me came to mind this idea, that maybe it is book from Il Volo Flight Crew ! :-) Marie, is it possible?

She provided pictures from someone named Victoria (Lydka, tell me if I’m wrong so I can give correct credit [CORRECTION:  Thank you to Philly Sara for taking/posting these pictures!]), and…..

…YES!  It’s more than possible!  IT’S TRUE!

I knew that they had received them, because LiJoy told me before she boarded  the plane for home last night, but it is still very exciting to see how it happened.  For some reason it never occurred to me that they might have received them during the show!

Thank you, LiJoy, for taking our gift to them! 

Polarmo

Here’s how many people saw the presentation of our Keepsake book!

Who’s Going Where

Here’s the “Who’s Going Where” List so far.  Please update me, in comments, if I have it wrong or your name is missing.  It will live over there on your right under “Topics”   I will also repost it here from time to time.

Now for that necessary disclaimer: It is not our intent to make any connections with this list. It is merely to show you where people will be attending.  As always, use common sense.

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Here are ticket sales coming soon.  Check Back on this post for updates. 

For the most reliable dates and times, I STRONGLY urge you to call your local Ticketmaster, Venue or PBS station.

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UPDATE 8/28  – Thanks Gina:

Ticket information as of Aug 26th:
Atlantic City: on sale 10 am 8/28
Chicago: Presale 10 am 8/27
Coral Gables: On sale
San Antonio: Presale 10 am 8/26
Dallas: Presale 10 am 8/27
San Jose: Presale 10am 8/27
San Diego: On sale
Tampa: on sale
Ft Myers: On sale
Jacksonville, FL: On Sale
Detroit: On Sale
Mesa AZ – On Sale 10am 8/26
Nashville – On Sale
Boston – On Sale
Hershey PA – On Sale
Las Vegas – Presale begins 10 am on 8/26
San Antonio, TX: Presale begins 10 am on 8/26
Majestic Theatre Dallas Presale starts: Thursday, August 27 at
10AM Presale ends:Thursday, August 27 at 10PM Use Password: CROWDSURF


 

Il Volo U.S./Canada Tour Dates 2016

Fri, Feb 05, 2016 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
~Jill
~Jill’s Student
~Loretta

   ~Loretta’s friend
   ~Loretta’s other friend
Sun, Feb 07, 2016 Orillia, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Center
~Penina Honig
Tue, Feb 09, 2016 Montreal, QC Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Place des Arts
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 Boston, MA Wang Center
~Simone
~Mary M.
~Julie Bernache

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
~Janis Blank
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ Event Center at the Borgata
~Maria Leps
~Donna Cunnane
~Beverly Schreiner

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
~Lynn Keough
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 New York, NY Barclays Center
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 Washington,  DC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 
~Eileen
~Randomilvolofan
~Miu
~Maria Leps
~Janis Blank

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 Easton, PA State Theatre Center for the Arts
~Maria Leps
~Donna Cunnane
~Margaret Ladolcetta

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 Hershey, PA The Hershey Theatre
~Donna Cunnane
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Theatre/State Theatre
~Isabel
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
~Ann Scavo (anncruise)
~Harriet Eckberg
~Jeanne Thomas
~Donna McKune
~Laura Badtke (front row)

~Patricia Jamison
~Nancy Kovacs

Sat, Feb 27, 2016 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
~Jana
~Chris Gapski
~Susan
~Barbara Dixon
~Barbara’s Husband
~Jeanie

   ~Mr. Jeanie
Tue, Mar 01, 2016 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding
~Susan
~Paula Elkins
~Chris Pegnato

Thu, Mar 03, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
~Renee Bourg
Sat, Mar 05, 2016 Miami, FL The Bank United Center- University of Miami
~Marie Crider
~Ineke Poisson
~Leelee
~Tippy
~Joaniefl2
~Vivian Liebgold
~Marion

Sun, Mar 06, 2016 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
~Dorothy
~Nancy H.

Tue, Mar 08, 2016 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
~Marie Crider
~Ineke Poisson
~Leelee
~Julie Bernache
~Joaniefl2
~Kate Antico
~Mary Strickler

~Bob Strickler
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theater
~Joaniefl2
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
~Lynn
~Vicki V.
~Carol Mason

    ~Daughter
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
~Sandra Schmidt
~Emilia

Thu, Mar 17, 2016 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
~Dorothy Henderson
~Dorothy’s daughter, Jennifer
~Liz Vines

Sat, Mar 19, 2016 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
~Gina
~Kim (Gina’s daughter)
~Daughters friend, Jewell
~Daughters other friend, Janie
~Kim

~LindaP
~Andrea Luttrull

~Anna Rogers
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall
~Gale Wall
~Dory
~Gale Cramer

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
~Kitty
   ~Kitty’s son
~Barbara Walther
~Sheryl

~Terry
~Barbara in AZ
~Susan

Fri, Mar 25, 2016 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater

~Myron          

~Kelly
~Marie Crider
~Ineke Poisson
~Jeannette Giglio
~Jane Caminsky
~Mary Bohling
~Ann (Bohling)
~Suzy Rust
~Allene Shipman
~Bonnie
~Joyce
~Audrey

~Jeanine DuBois
~Anne Quinto
  ~Micheal (gr. son)
  ~Elizabeth (daught)
~Carol Coates
~Joanie Guyon (2nd tier No 202)
~Joanie’s Guest

~Miu
~Ann Scavo (anncruise)
~Loretta Foley
~Steve Peacock

~Stefan
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding

~Prese Pasco
~Norma Noel
~Linda Dawson
~Jana Vandelaare
~Donna
~LindaP
~Joaniefl2
~Jenny Newman
~Julie Bernache
~Robert Bernache
~Lucky Lady
~Linda Hoen
~Donna McKune
~Dorothy V.
~Chris Pegnato
~Laura Parish
~Christa Owen
~Chris (cmgapski)
~Antoinette Surma
   ~Sister
   ~Brother-in-law
~John Kraus
~Bill McIntosh
~Beverly Olson
~Judy Thurman
~Ann
~Jill Manning

Sat, Mar 26, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre
~Anne Quinto
~Victoria (Nazio1)
~Myron Heaton
~Jeannette

Tue, Mar 29, 2016 San Jose, CA City National Civic
~Anne Quinto
~Anne’s guest
~Dan
~Nancy
~Janet Pilkington
~Antoinette Surma
~Sister
~Brother-in-law
~Alejandra
~Gerri
~Helen
~Kathi Balbi

Wed, Mar 30, 2016 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
~Piratesorka (Connie)
Fri, Apr 01, 2016 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
~Joanie Guyon
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live Tour 2015; Taormina

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Hey Everyone!

I don’t know about you, but when I hear, “Taormina,” I always think of Il Volo.  Just as I would when I hear, “Sicily,” or “Abruzzo.”  It is just as indelibly linked to them, in my opinion.

According to their friend, Claudia, she described Taormina as a place that you feel immediately at home, even though you’ve never set foot.  Since Our Guys always seems to enjoy themselves there, I can’t doubt it!

 Taormina Travel Guide ~~ goitaly.about.com; Gina

~~ Kelly

 

 

 

 

Il Mondo

UrbanWeek Redazione; All Things Il Volo

 

 

 

 

O’ Sole Mio

Il Volo Diary; LiJoy

 

 

 

 

Piove

Catena Giardina; All Things Il Volo

 

 

Taormina Concert #1  ~~ All Things Il Volo

Taormina Concert #2 ~~ All Things Il Volo

 

 

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Il Volo Professional ~~ Il Volo 2016 Concert Schedule

In anticipation of our new studio album… we are happy to announce our 35 date tour across North America, kicking off at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, NY on February 5.
Can’t wait to cross the ocean and sing for you! ‪#‎IlVoloUStour2016‬

U.S Tour Dates

Fri, Feb 05, 2016 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
Sun, Feb 07, 2016 Orillia, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Center
Tue, Feb 09, 2016 Montreal, QC Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Place des Arts
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 Boston, MA Wang Center
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ Event Center at the Borgata
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 New York, NY Barclays Center
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 Washington, DC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 Easton, PA State Theatre Center for the Arts
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 Hershey, PA The Hershey Theatre
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Theatre/State Theatre
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Tue, Mar 01, 2016 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Thu, Mar 03, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Sat, Mar 05, 2016 Miami, FL The Bank United Center- University of Miami
Sun, Mar 06, 2016 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Tue, Mar 08, 2016 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theater
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
Fri, Apr 01, 2016 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino

Note from Myron

Hi all,
This is a correction.   The Palms front desk had the wrong information (up to now) about March 25.
They were telling people that the date was sold out  – FULL !

That is not true.    THAT  IS  NOT  TRUE.  There still are rooms available for March 24 & 25 at the Palms.

2nd topic:   The contract for the event is going in this afternoon.  It was delayed to settle some details and that is why there has not been a “code”  for our group rate.  By tomorrow that will be settled.

In the meantime,  I have been told to tell anyone coming to go ahead and book the palms at regular price and when the code is settled they will change it on your billing after the fact.

Spread the word around.
Myron

Notes From Myron plus Pre Sale Tips From Jana

Here is a ticket code for the concert that will get great seats.  Note the Password.
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And

Hi everyone,
Please pass this word around to any one planning on coming to Las Vegas for the March Il Volo concert.

I just got word from my person at the Palms that the Palms hotel is sold out for March 24 and 25 – Il Volo weekend.
Those of you that got your rooms already make sure that you have our group discount figured in.  If you don’t then please let me know so that I make sure that is taken into account on your bill.

Hotels to try:

Right across the street from the Palms is the 
Gold Coast Hotel Casino  702-367-7111 
and   the Rio Hotel Casino   866-746-7671

others fairly close are:  Flamingo;  Bellagio,  Bally’s;  Caesar’s Palace;  Mirage;  Venetian;  Paris;  MGM; etc.

Let’s face it !   Once Il Volo Management opened the starting gates  ” THE HORSES WERE OFF ”   Things have been moving very fast on our end but the management of Il Volo and Management of the Palms have moved at their own speed.

~Myron

 

Note: See presale dates on “Who’s Going Where” – on the right under “topics”  or scroll down.

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Jana found these tips.  We hope they help.

WHAT’S IN A PRESALE TICKET? 10 WAYS YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE

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Ah, the age-old mystery of the presale ticket. Before an event goes on sale, ticket wizards pull Houdini-like stunts and grab tickets out of thin air before anyone else can blink—right? Well, not exactly. There’s more to a presale than that and it doesn’t require any magic to take advantage—you only need to know where to look…

Ticket Presales Defined

The presale ticket period is when certain event tickets go on sale to a specified group of fans, usually as a reward for their membership or customer loyalty. In advance or during the presale timeframe*, these select fans are given a code which allows them to search for tickets to buy. Fans aren’t guaranteed a ticket during the presale, but they’re given the opportunity to browse ahead of other fans who don’t have the code.

How to get a Presale Code

The trick to getting presale codes is knowing where to find them. To make your presale hunt a little easier, we’ve put together the following list so you can determine the best ways to get tickets to the artist, team or event you can’t wait to see.**

10 Ticketmaster Presale’s to Help you get Tickets ASAP

  • Ticketmaster Presale
    Are you signed up to receive special offers from Ticketmaster via email? If not, don’t worry, we’ll tell you how. Log into My Account and select:My Account > Select Alerts or Offers. It’s that easy! After you sign up, make sure to “favorite” all the artists, performers, teams and venues that you love so we can deliver information about upcoming onsales to you in the future.
  • Ticketmaster Social Presale
    If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+, then keep your eyes peeled for the unique presales we share with our social communities. Followers will get the most recent presale codes the day they go live.
  • VIP Presale
    Buying the best seats in the house has its perks! When you’re searching for tickets, be sure to look for any VIP packages that may be available for the event. These exclusive packages may go on sale prior to the general ticket inventory and will provide you with secure tickets and the chance to experience the event like a star.
  • Venue Presale
    The venues in your hood also host presales so sign up for their email list to find out when, where and how. You’ll also want to visit any and all of your favorite venues’ websites to subscribe to their newsletters.
  • Credit Card Presale
    Credit card companies—like Amex and Citibank —may offer their cardholders special presale access as a perk for being a loyal customer. Check with your credit card company to find out if they offer any benefits or assistance when purchasing live entertainment events.
  • Fan Club Presale
    Are you an avid follower of {insert-your-favorite-band-here}? If the answer’s yes, then you should look into becoming a member of their official fan club or community. Typically, fan club members are rewarded for their loyalty and given presale access to their fav artists’ shows as a perk. FYI—there may be a cost associated with joining an artists’ fan club or community so read all the details before signing up!
  • Album Pre-order Presale
    Sometimes tours offer a presale code to the fans who pre-order the artist’s new album. This is a great way to get early access to tickets and the music you love from your favorite artist. You can find out about these types of opportunities by signing up to receive email notifications from your favorite artist and/or Ticketmaster.
  • Fan Club Bundle
    Still not a member of your favorite artist’s official fan club? Not to worry, some artists give non-fan club members early access to tickets when they purchase a special “Fan Club Bundle.” Purchasing this bundle allows you to buy tickets during the specified presale period along with the purchase of an official fan club membership. You kill two birds with one stone here—you’re given the chance to buy tickets early and you become an official fan club member with even more insider info from your favorite band. Keep in mind that in most cases, there’s an additional cost associated with purchasing the fan club membership.
  • Team Presale
    Sports teams traditionally try to give their loyal following early access to tickets. Simply visit your desired sports team’s website for more information on how to join their email list.
  • Radio presale
    Stations partner with different tours, events and sports teams to offer their loyal listeners early access to buy tickets. Listen closely on air or visit the station’s website for details on signing up and securing passwords.

There you have it, the presale mystery has been solved. And they say a real magician never gives away their tricks.

Personally Speaking ~ Jane & Mary

“YOU REMEMBER WHERE I’VE BEEN, RESPECT WHO I’VE BECOME AND ENCOURAGE ME WHERE I’M GOING…”

Brothers and sisters…best friends…a confidant…someone always there for you…someone you look up to…trust…respect…devoted to…supports you, and loves you like no one else can.  Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, you are blessed in so many ways.  The love you have for your siblings and they in return, is a gift beyond compare.
~Jane

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PRINCE GIANLUCA!
Does he not look like the Prince of Abruzzo?
As the word prince is defined in the dictionary:
A person of high standing.
YES, he fits the bill here.
The love, respect, admiration and highest regard he is held in…

Gianluca – in our eyes you are one mighty fine Prince!
~Jane 

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THEIR HAIR

 Did you see the picture of Piero in the barbers’ chair with Ignazio holding a pair of scissors next to his forehead?  I’m still chuckling over that one.  Piero is holding his hands in a praying position, and probably saying something like, “Please God, don’t let Ignazio cut my hair.”
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 It got me to thinking about Il Volo hair.  Let me say right at the start that whatever I say about the boys’ hair is said in love, not criticism.  We’ve all had our “bad hair” days and come out  of the salon thinking, “what has he/she done to me?”  So we know how it goes.  And their hair is not what we love—doesn’t really matter what it looks like.  It’s the guy underneath that we care about.  Now, having said that, let’s take a look at some of the hair-dos of the past.

Remember Piero in the pre-ear tuck stage?
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He was so adorable with his crazy hair sticking out all over his head like a bramble bush.  I fell in love with him when I first saw that hair and the cute guy underneath it .  When the ears were unveiled, Soonie got a little wild with the clippers and the sides were waaay short with a thatch on top.  Then there was the “leaning tower of Pisa look with the pointy top leaning over to the right like it was saying, “go this way.” 

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That soon gave way to what I call the “Arizona Mesa” look—straight up and high with lots of gel. 

hair piero 5It seems that lately it has been tamed to a shorter style, thank goodness.  Actually, my favorite look is when he has been swimming, and the sun has dried his hair into a soft natural frame for his beautiful face

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….and that’s what I love, regardless of  the hair style.
 
Now for Gianluca….oooh, his gorgeous curls.
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Too bad they only get let out  occasionally. 

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Remember when he won the contest how sweet he looked with the curly tendrils caressing his neck?  Of course he has always had an angelic face and the curls just accentuate that look.  I know they make him look younger, and he is trying to have a more mature look, but please, Gianluca, give us the curls.  His more recent styles have been more conventional than the other guys, and let’s face it….those “bedroom eyes” and the million dollar smile are enough to set anyone swooning over him like the women did over his idol, Frank Sinatra.
gotta love those eyes
 Remember how the term”swooning” got started with him?  Anyway, Gianluca, we love you and your hair, whatever.

Now Ignazio probably has the most challenging hair.  I really think it has a mind of its own.  Like it’s saying, “I’m crazy, and I’ll do whatever I want, so just stand back and let it happen.”

hair Ignazio8 Sometimes Ignazio tries to tame it with a ponytail (not my favorite look) but usually it is leaping down with a swirl around his cheek or standing up in a cloud of swirling busyness.  This guy has a lot of hair, and we never know what it  is going to do next.  That makes it interesting, and we always know that his sweet face will be there underneath it.

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Thinking about the guys and their hair styles makes me think of the Joe Cocker/Ray Charles song….It says it all:

“You are so beautiful to me,
Can’t you see?
You’re everything I hoped for,
You’re everything I need.
You are so beautiful to me.”
~Mary

Kitty’s Kibbles ~ Little Bits of love

Il Volo shares their love in many different ways, not the least of which is sharing smiles..
Kibbles, is meant to be a different, lighter way to share those smiles here, with each other. Honoring their homelands a bit, and also tapping into a bit of “funny” seems like a perfect Il Volo way to bring us closer together, while still “SHARING THE LOVE”.

GIAN’S ITALY: is a Southern European country, a peninsula bordered on three sides, and shares borders with 4 other countries: France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. It’s longest border is with Switzerland. It is home to 2 micro states, San Marino (25 sq miles), and Vatican City 108.7 acres. Vatican is the only nation in the world that can lock it’s own gates at night. It has it’s own phone company, radio and TV stations, money, and stamps: also it’s own Army, the historic Swiss Guard.
kitty gianDIDYOU KNOW? When McDonald’s opened in 1986 in Rome, food purists outside the restaurant gave away free spaghetti, to remind people of their cultural heritage!

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JUST FOR FUN: * Wordy definitions not found in any dictionary, but should be? *

WRINKLES: Something other people have, similar to my character lines.
BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.
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SENIOR MUSINGS:

Commas save lives ie. let’s eat Grandma, or – let’s eat, Grandma!

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL. (we won’t go any further,okay? Shhhh!)

Today, I was in a store that sells sunglasses, and only sunglasses. A young lady walks over to me and asks, “what brings you in today?”
I just looked at her, and I said, “I’m interested in buying a refrigerator.” She didn’t quite know how to respond. Am I getting to be that age?

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JUST FOR A SMILE: COMPUTER LADIES BEWARE:

“COMPUTER SWALLOWED GRANDMA”

The computer swallowed Grandma. Yes, honestly it’s true.
She pressed “control” and “enter”, and disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely, the thought just makes me squirm,
She must have caught a virus, or been eaten by a worm.
I’ve searched through the recycle bin, and files of every kind.
I’ve even used the Internet, but nothing did I find.
In desperation, I asked “Jeeves”, my searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative, not a thing was found “online”,
So, if inside your “inbox”, my Grandma you should see,
Please, “copy, “scan” and “paste” her, and send her back to me.

Author Unknown

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??? QUESTION: Ladies,

If you had 30 minutes to ask one of the guys a question, what would you ask, and who would you pick? CAREFUL MARIE!!

Can’t wait for your answers! Till next time, here’s something that always makes me smile……Gianluca Ginoble sings Sinatra

CIAO, Kitty

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