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hedy mmm
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 7:21:36 PM

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On Sunday, June 10th, is the 'Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade', down 5th Avenue in NYC. In that I am of both Puerto Rican and German descent, I thought I'd share this diddly which is all to real for me...I was married to a German also, who didn't relate, except "the reason we always had food", for he knew that even if you weren't expected at meal time, there was always enough and you would have to eat! I'm sure other ethnic groups can relate...just enjoy it!

Regular Friends vs. Puerto Rican Friends

Regular Friends: Never ask for food.
Puerto Rican Friends: Are the reason you have food.

Regular Friends: Will say "hello."
Puerto Rican Friends: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

Regular Friends: Call your parents Mr. & Mrs.
Puerto Rican Friends: Call your parents mami & papi and say "bendición" when they see them.

Regular Friends: Have never seen you cry.
Puerto Rican Friends: Cry with you and know why you are crying without you saying a word.

Regular Friends:: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
Puerto Rican Friends: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together, then they help you clean up.

Regular Friends: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
Puerto Rican Friends: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

Regular Friends: Know very few things about you.
Puerto Rican Friends: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

Regular Friends: Will remain friends with everybody.
Puerto Rican Friends: Will be loyal to you at all cost.

Regular Friends: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
Puerto Rican Friends: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you.

Regular Friends: Would knock on your door.
Puerto Rican Friends: Walk right in and say, "I'm home".

Regular Friends: Are for awhile.
Puerto Rican Friends: Are for life.

Regular Friends: Will ignore this.
Puerto Rican Friends: Will forward, you enjoy this one


"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2018 11:02:24 AM

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A fun post, hedy.

I think of a true friend as one soul in two bodies. They are extremely rare, and to be prized.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
hedy mmm
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2018 11:29:28 AM

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AMEN to that...Applause
Thanks Foundit!
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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:24:46 AM

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coag
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:30:39 AM

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hedy mmm wrote:

Regular Friends: Never ask for food.
Puerto Rican Friends: Are the reason you have food.

Happy festival, hedy mmm!

What Puerto Rican food would you suggest we try?
leonAzul
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:10:52 PM

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coag wrote:
hedy mmm wrote:

Regular Friends: Never ask for food.
Puerto Rican Friends: Are the reason you have food.

Happy festival, hedy mmm!

What Puerto Rican food would you suggest we try?


You can never go wrong with plantanos ;)

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Puteri Husna
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:13:36 PM

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i'm glad they are nicer Dancing

such a lousy writer but i wanna improve that
hedy mmm
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:46:30 AM

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coag wrote:
hedy mmm wrote:

Regular Friends: Never ask for food.
Puerto Rican Friends: Are the reason you have food.

Happy festival, hedy mmm!

What Puerto Rican food would you suggest we try?t

Don't get me started....too late!
Pernil al Horno (Loin of Pork broiled w/skin on)
Arroz con Gandules (Rice w/Pigeon Peas [bean])
Pasteles (Mashed Plantain, Yuca, chicken, pork, olives, formed in a rectangular patty wrapped in banana leaves tied w/ string & boiled)
Aguacate Avocado)
Platanos (Dulce [Plantains ripe] and Tostones [Plantain not ripe/green])
Green Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, bread cubes, cheese, my special dressing...too die for)
And yes, Coquíto (A special Drink with coconut, sweet milk & Puerto Rican Rum)
Finish the Sumptious meal with Café con Leche, or Cortaito (expresso with foam...in Italian it's Machiato...gotta try it

Thank you for asking...my son always said I was "A Good Cooker"...I learned from my dad, he was a chef at Longchamps in NYC.
hedy




"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 11:53:07 AM

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It might just be me on a personal level or my British character but you know I think I prefer Regular friends, Peurto Rican ones seem to forward for me.

But having said that we are all different and I hope you enjoyed the parade last weekend Hedy.

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coag
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:00:01 PM

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Thanks, hedy mmm, and leonAzul for your responses. I'll have on mind your food suggestions.

Today, I accidentally ran into this photograph.

Puerto Rico Day Parade, New York City (1963) (CNN)

'Joel Meyerowitz, a pioneer of color photography. Reminiscing about this shot from in the early '60s, he said: "The four girls stood in a doorway primping and
getting ready to walk in the parade. Seen against the dreary buildings, they were like tropical flowers bursting into color."'

This is an arresting photograph of beautiful girls and NYC fashion from the 60s.
hedy mmm
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:49:49 PM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
It might just be me on a personal level or my British character but you know I think I prefer Regular friends, Peurto Rican ones seem to forward for me.
But having said that we are all different and I hope you enjoyed the parade last weekend Hedy.


Sarrriesfan, I guess you don't know the difference between 'forward' and 'caring'...we Puerto Ricans have a saying, "Para los gustos se hicieron los colores" ... it beats 'Haggis' anyday...d'oh! d'oh!

As far as the parade Sarrriesfan...I didn't just enjoy it...I designed and produced over 400 sq.ft, of banners for some of the floats, also tshirts!

Thank you Puteri Husna, & leonAzul for your positive posts...Foundit, you are so right..."a true friend is one soul in two bodies, extremely rare and ready to be praised"...last but not least, coag, you'll enjoy our food to no end!...and I LOVE the 1963 pict of the "beautiful girls like tropical flowers bursting into color" at the PR Parade, you posted...I was 16...and probably the one who took the picture, ha ha... after all, I lived in NYC and forged friendships for life!... (I copied it to share with ALL my friends)

Yes Foundit this thread was fun...(unless you're from.....) Whistle
hedyDancing Dancing Dancing

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 2:18:30 AM

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Hedy I am glad that you took such a prominent role in the parade, and that it was a success.

But as I said it was a personal point of view and perhaps I am a little strange, I don't want people caring too much about me and prefer to have my own personal space that others don't intrude into.

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hedy mmm
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 11:46:34 AM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
Hedy I am glad that you took such a prominent role in the parade, and that it was a success.
But as I said it was a personal point of view and perhaps I am a little strange, I don't want people caring too much about me and prefer to have my own personal space that others don't intrude into.


Thank you for your response, BUT you are not a little strange...we are alike in that aspect. I like my personal space...I'm very private, believe it or not!

Since my husband's passing in 2013, if it weren't for my 15 best friends...15 pit bulls, who will never let me go and still know I like to be alone especially during holidays...they respect it...do I know the Lord is in my life? Of course, but sometimes we need 'someone with skin on them' to remind us of Him. I love my circle of friends...however, my grandson is the most wonderful thing in my life...second to Jesus Christ!

If I offended you, I'm sorry...guess it's a PR defense mechanismd'oh! ...for I know where I was and where I am now...hope you understand!
Once in awhile I like threading 'fun' stuff and getting great responses from TFD friends...but sometimes a TFD betîse will post a nasty comment or innuendo...I ignore them, they're not worth it, they need to get a life!

From you're PR friend, hedy (I promise to not intrude) Dancing

(BTW I'm half German...go figure)d'oh!



"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
coag
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 2:19:29 PM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
perhaps I am a little strange

A little!

I'm kidding, Sarrriesfan, you are not strange. You're the Gary Cooper of this forum.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 5:08:13 PM

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coag wrote:
Sarrriesfan wrote:
perhaps I am a little strange

A little!

I'm kidding, Sarrriesfan, you are not strange. You're the Gary Cooper of this forum.
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You know Gary Coopers family were from around here, he was sent over to be educated where is father was brought up in Houghton Regis.( There's even a pub named in his honour next to the local theatre).

Hedy thanks for your kind reply, I am sorry I offended you at first I did not mean it that way.




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