Living in the 'Path of Totality'

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  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I'm told that my area of the country is in the Path of Totality. This will not be new to me as I have been on the Path of Totality since 1978. Finally, there is a name we can adopt that describes this disease a lot better than Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephaomyelitis, or the latest addition, Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease. From now on, when someone asks me what's wrong with me, I'll just say I have Path of Totality Disease! :)
  2. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha, POT for short.

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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Path of Totality. Hmmmm. Sounds like it might a plan to cure one.
    Sortuv akin to Scientology. There are several hymns that urge one to
    stay on the path of righteousness. And Psalm 27:11 Lead me in a
    straight path.

    I haven't met anybody new for many years, so I haven't had to explain
    my sich-ee-ation recently.

    Best joke I've found re: the eclipse. You can use a colander to view
    the eclipse. But be careful you don't strain your eyes.

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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Every time I have to get a new doctor (the old ones are abandoning their practices), I have to try and explain. I haven't had a doc with knowledge of CFS/ME since the 1990's. He retired. Unfortunately, I still have trouble with some family members not getting it too. GB
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I really enjoyed watching the eclipse on tv. I think the best part was watching and listening to the people. Everyone was so excited and happy. It was wonderful to see something so positive in the midst of all the negative stuff that's been going on lately. Happy is better ! :) GB
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  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Yes, happy is better. It was only about 80 percent here but I did look at it through my special glasses my DSIL brought me. From here, it looked like an orange crescent moon. POT is a good analogy. I often feel as though my strength and energy have been totally eclipsed by whatever one wants to call what ails us. An illness by any other name would suck as bad.

    Love, Mikie
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member


    Orange you glad I posted this?

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  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    We had 99% totality here. After the sunlight came back, the birds came down from the trees to the bird feeder with a 'what just happened' look on their beaks!
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I thought we might revive this thread. I had forgotten all about it, but it's pretty
    funny and worth a revisit I think. I was gonna look and see when the next eclipse
    of the sun would be, but the machine wont let me open another window. Ratbane!

    So we could post about the path of an eclipse or other paths: The pathway to Paradise. Famous places where people walk or drive. Route 66. 42nd Street. BoB Hope and
    Bing Crosby; all those Road pictures.

    The road to recovery. Walking down the aisle. Aisle bet you can thing of lots more.


    (When I was a kid there was song called "Detour." There's a rocky road ahead,
    shoulda read that Detour sign. I suspect it's on Youtube.
  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I'll have to give this one some thought Rock. I remember that song 'Detour". Thought it was 'muddy' road ahead. I'll look it up. Either way, life's a 'beach'.

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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    The Road Less Traveled
    The Road Not Taken (poem)
    On The Road Again (song)
    The Road to Hell (paved with good intentions)
    A Long Long Trail A'Winding (song)
    Along the Navajo Trail (song)
    When you walk through a storm ... You'll Never Walk Alone (song)
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road (song)
    The Appalachian Trail
    The Trail of Tears
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Yup, you're right. It is a "muddy road." But I put rocky to go with my nickname.
    ( My actual first name is Athelstan.)

    Pretty comprehensive list you compiled.

    The Pathfinder. General John C. Fremont. A colorful character. Was relieved of
    his command by Lincoln who found him ineffective during the Civil War. I re-
    member driving in Santa Barbara in the 1970's. Went past a Sambo's Restaurant
    which was next to a creek. My coworker said, That's where John C. Fremont and
    his troops crossed in 1846. I had to write a paper about Fremont in High School.

    "A lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
    The path of least resistance.
    When the Saints go Marching In.

    76 Trombones. All the kids began to march, and they're marching still right today.
    On the Road to Mandalay
    I Went To Your Wedding; You came down the aisle wearing a smile.

  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Easter Bonnet..on the Avenue, 5th Avenue (song)
    Take Me Home Country Roads (song)
    The Long and Winding Road (song)
    Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the Boys are Marching (song)
    On the Street Where You Live (song)
    The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (song)
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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Where have all the posters gone. Gone to soldiers?

    1. An American Hymn, from East of Eden, TV series,
    by Lee Holdridge

    I have seen a summer day
    that slowly opens like a rose
    along a quiet road that wanders by
    And I have smiled and wonder'd
    Where it goes.

    Sung by Placido Domingo on Youtube.

    2.Little Gray Home in the West.

    When the golden sun sinks in the hills,
    And the toil of a long day is o'er,
    Though the road may be long,
    In the lilt of a song
    I forget I was weary before.

    Computer froze up. But it's letting me type in the Edit box.

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