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21 Mar 19
Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association

The Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association is holding its 2019 annual conference at Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia), October 18-20. Acadia University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. The Town of Wolfville is an intimate community in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. With a vibrant cultural scene, a variety of cafes, restaurants, […]

21 Mar 19
Madison Forsey

For me, summer means New York. And not the city.  Olcott, New York. The small town sits about 45 minutes from Buffalo, situated right on Lake Ontario, and it’s my own personal heaven. My parents both grew up here and had the typical small town life. There is one elementary school, one middle school, one […]

21 Mar 19

The San Francisco chef talks about the city’s culinary history, nose-to-tail dining and creating an inflight menu for Hong Kong Airlines Words: Sarah Feldberg Images: Marc Olivier Le Blanc Tell us more about Cockscomb, the restaurant you opened in San Francisco in 2014. Each restaurant is about its time and place. Cockscomb is based on […]

21 Mar 19
WHAT WINSTON SAW

  True to form, and to her personality disorder, Jessica gets all gone girl on us and tries to morph into Liz to impress handsome redhead A.J. Morgan, the latest new student at SVH to set her loins aflutter. She once overhead A.J. telling someone he didn’t fancy flirtatious girls, which of course means she […]

21 Mar 19
Twin Mom Stockpile

Stop & Shop- 3/22 – 3/28     Here’s a Gas Points Deal for you Stop & Shop Lovers! Quaker Cereal, Granola and Squares are part of a Pick 5, Save $0.30 off your Gas Purchase (up to 20 gallons, limit 1 car fill up). We have a $1/2 coupon coming out on 3/24 that […]

21 Mar 19
Delirium Tremens

THE WRITER’S LIFE Lately I’ve been spending time with Lenny, the chicken which hatched from a Campbell’s soup can painted by Andy Warhol. I’ve been accused of making Len up, as though the cure for my social anxiety was all in my mind. In any case, we’ve been touring the places I know. We’ve been […]

21 Mar 19
Divadrishti

Road Trip December 2018 Stop 1 – Pushkar Pushkar- A blue lotus flower A melange of mystics and hippies. That’s what I had in mind when I put Pushkar on our to-visit list. However, after I had devoured so many articles about the famous Camel fair of Pushkar I was a bit apprehensive of the […]

21 Mar 19
WHOLE_istic Media

Celebrating ‘World Poetry Day’ with a poem from our No.1 choice ‘My Spirit Song: A Spiritual Evolution in Poetic Expression’ > THE SEA ‘My Spirit Song’ is a uniquely personal collection of spiritual encounters and self-development. What makes it so special is that Schaefer does not start at the point where she thinks she knows […]

21 Mar 19

The Emergency Angel

CategoriesUncategorized She says shes up here in the High Sierras lying thats her paypal sent when none of it is, she says I got my hackers taking it and they send it to my email address and to not steal it she lies as she robs it and she says thats mine for my reports […]

21 Mar 19

The Emergency Angel

CategoriesUncategorized She says shes up here in the High Sierras lying thats her paypal sent when none of it is, she says I got my hackers taking it and they send it to my email address and to not steal it she lies as she robs it and she says thats mine for my reports […]

21 Mar 19
theidleathlete.com

It is hard to argue that any sporting event draws more attention and excitement than the NCAA Tournament. Especially the first two rounds of the tournament. The drama hits it’s peak during the early rounds. Whether it be the huge upset, the last second shot, or the nail biting finish. The first two rounds rarely […]

21 Mar 19

helpstoptorturehumanselling

CategoriesUncategorized She says shes up here in the High Sierras lying thats her paypal sent when none of it is, she says I got my hackers taking it and they send it to my email address and to not steal it she lies as she robs it and she says thats mine for my reports […]

21 Mar 19

NancyFoxPsychicmedium

CategoriesUncategorized She says shes up here in the High Sierras lying thats her paypal sent when none of it is, she says I got my hackers taking it and they send it to my email address and to not steal it she lies as she robs it and she says thats mine for my reports […]

21 Mar 19
Doodlewash®

While many of us talk for our pets, including myself, it would be interesting if one day they opened their mouths and actually started speaking. For this concept, I chose a large Bernese Mountain Dog bellying up to the table about to demand the waiter or parent to bring his food. I would imagine this […]

21 Mar 19
SCNG
  #gallery-1704601-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1704601-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1704601-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1704601-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Ruth MacFarlane gets a kiss from Bill Grant, 103, at her 106th birthday celebration at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The pair took a photo with Edith Cunningham, 102, right. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ruth MacFarlane celebrated her 106th birthday at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) A photo of Ruth MacFarlane shows her on the horse she rode to Santa Ana High School about 1925. Ruth celebrated her 106th birthday at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ruth MacFarlane, left, has a laugh with Jackie Cowdell during Ruth’s 106th birthday celebration at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) A photo shows Ruth MacFarlane, left, with two friends at the Newport Back Bay about 1928. Ruth celebrated her 106th birthday at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) A double-exposure photo of Ruth MacFarlane and her dad, Jessie James Beemar was shot about 1917. Ruth celebrated her 106th birthday at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ruth MacFarlane takes a photo with cook Marcelino Ruiz during Ruth’s 106th birthday celebration at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) A photo shows Ruth MacFarlane in her high school senior portrait from Santa Ana High School about 1933. Ruth celebrated her 106th birthday at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ruth MacFarlane takes a photo with former resident Glenn Sauls during Ruth’s 106th birthday celebration at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Sauls moved out in August but told Ruth he would be back for her birthday. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ruth MacFarlane, center, takes a photo with Bill Grant, 103, and Edith Cunningham, 102, at her 106th birthday celebration at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ruth MacFarlane smiles after blowing out the candles at her 106th birthday celebration at Sunrise at Tustin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ruth MacFarlane was a little disappointed by the number of candles on her cake. “I wanted all 106,” she remarked, before blowing out just three. MacFarlane wasn’t born yesterday. So the “surprise” birthday luncheon hosted by her assisted living residence Wednesday, March 19, didn’t really come as a surprise. In fact, MacFarlane herself orchestrated media coverage – telling Sunrise at Tustin employees to get the word out. “I thought my photograph should be in the newspaper,” she unabashedly explained. Ten members of her family – which includes three children, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren – gathered to help her celebrate. “Don’t listen to anything my children have to say,” MacFarland advised. “Their brain isn’t as good as mine.” Two lively great-grandkids, Tustin Ranch Elementary students Brooklyn and Brandon Hamilton, showed up. “I accidentally told my friends she’s turning 115,” Brandon, 7, announced. “I was trying to remember: 107? 108? What the heck, I’ll say 115!” MacFarlane is one of the oldest people in Orange County. And she’s the oldest at Sunrise, where she counts among three centenarians. Bill Grant comes in second at 103. Both graduated from Santa Ana High, but due to their vast age difference didn’t know each other there. What did Grant think of MacFarlane’s fete? “She’s kind of old,” he shrugged. “I’m trying to catch up.” Her family roots run deep in central Orange County, with her two oldest children and even their spouses Santa Ana High alumni, as well. MacFarlane – then Ruth Beemar – moved with her parents and four siblings from Illinois to Santa Ana at age 4. “It was during the Spanish flu,” she said of the 1918 pandemic. “My parents didn’t want to take the train so we drove.” MacFarlane recalled an idyllic childhood, riding horses around her family’s 20-acre walnut orchard. After graduation, she enrolled in beauty school. “I could do anything with hair and nails, but I didn’t much like it,” MacFarlane said. “So I got a job as a dental assistant.” A few years later, at 23, she married Robert MacFarlane – an electrician who later opened a shop on Main Street. Even after his death in 2003, the building continued to bear his name. “A doctor told us we probably couldn’t have children. Three months later, this one was on her way,” MacFarlane said, pointing to daughter Sandra Berry, 80. “We were very happy about that.” Next came John, now 75, then Doug, 67. They raised the brood in Santa Ana and then Tustin, where Doug MacFarland graduated from Foothill High. “Mom never learned to drive,” he said. “Dad took care of her.” Sharing memories of rock-hard pork chops, MacFarlane’s children laughingly agreed she was a mediocre cook. But she kept a beautiful home and, ever devoted, practiced baseball with her kids when their father worked late. In 1970, the couple moved to Villa Park. Leaving her home of 48 years last year “was like a stab in my heart,” MacFarlane said. “I loved that house so much.” MacFarlane didn’t much feel like talking about all the major events in her lifetime, such as World War II and the first man on the moon. But she is proud to claim a grandfather who fought in the Civil War “for our greatest president ever, Abraham Lincoln.” All of her friends have died. “You don’t think about it much because you expect old people to die,” MacFarlane said. But when a grandson died of cancer at 47, “It was a terrible loss, a terrible blow.” MacFarlane chose to sit with her regular lunch buddies rather than at the long table set for her kinfolk. “She’s the sweetest, smartest and funniest one at our table,” said Ethel Poh, 88. “She laughs a lot. That’s why she’s lived so long.” At party’s end, John MacFarlane deflated, for future use, the three Mylar balloons spelling “106.” “In three years,” he said, “we’ll turn the 6 around for 109.”