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[Politically active in Reagan admin] Hotel guest checks out after 10-plus years
CNN ^ | October 30, 2011 | Stacey Samuel

Posted on 11/01/2011 5:26:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Falls Church, Virginia (CNN) -- Garrulous and active, 79-year-old Joy Bricker presides over her hotel suite in a manner befitting a grander home. She offers tea to the staff and media with the ease of a person schooled in proper etiquette.

Like many hotel guests, Bricker has learned to make herself feel comfortable, making her room a home away from home. Only, Bricker has called the Towne Place Suites by Marriott, in Falls Church, Virginia, home for more than 10 years.

A former pilot, the 5-foot tour de force is finally turning in her key card, as movers wait to carry off the few labeled belongings she'd brought in to room 202.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bricker; dole; hotel; marriott; reagan
How many Marriott points did she earn?
1 posted on 11/01/2011 5:26:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ve stayed in some of those long-term suites and thought it would be really nice to just rent a suite instead of an apartment. (If I had to live in an apartment, that is). Maid service, security, reasonable price, etc.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 5:31:48 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue

I just checked into a “Residence Inn” by Marriot. I could live here. My first apartment was way smaller, and here I don’t have to cook my own breakfast!


3 posted on 11/01/2011 5:37:22 PM PDT by Rio
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To: ConservativeStatement

If she stayed in a Holiday Inn for 10 years, she would have been a genius by now.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 5:37:53 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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To: Rio

And, free wifi!


5 posted on 11/01/2011 5:38:19 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue

I was very tempted to do just that at one point.

I was single at the time, and the rent would have been $800/month... with all utilities *and* cable TV included, as well as maid service once a week. The cost was almost exactly equal what I’d pay for an apartment, plus utilities and TV, but minus the maid service.

I finally decided against it because I found a great deal on an apartment that ended up with total costs about $200 less per month.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 5:38:37 PM PDT by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: max americana

Uuuuhhh, that would be the “Holiday Inn Express”....LOL


7 posted on 11/01/2011 5:42:28 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Cain: An American.....not an African-American....his priorities resonate with me!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

From reading the entire article she sounds like a remarkable and independent Lady. Hope she does well with her church work!


8 posted on 11/01/2011 5:43:36 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: max americana

Uuuuhhh, that would be the “Holiday Inn Express”....LOL


9 posted on 11/01/2011 5:43:38 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Cain: An American.....not an African-American....his priorities resonate with me!)
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To: SuzyQue

I know a guy that is. He has been a guest for 3 years now. No indication he will get his own place as the hotel has been really good to him.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 5:44:25 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I stayed in the same hotel for several years.
I liked it.
Bar, restaurant,room service, TV, VCR, stereo, Kitchen, maid service, Pool, hot tub, BBQ.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 5:47:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jennings2004

Years ago, my cousin on a business trip asked the check-in receptionist why it’s called ‘EXPRESS’ and she bluntly explains so “it wasn’t built for long-term stays”. Then she charges my cousin an extra $$$ for “amenities tax” for the next 10 days even though my cuz’ only booked for 3 days for a nearby medical symposium.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 5:50:18 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“And how many nights will you be staying with us?”
“3,650.”


13 posted on 11/01/2011 5:52:31 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
You can check out any time you like,
but you can never leave!

14 posted on 11/01/2011 5:54:14 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: steelyourfaith

I like this particular live version of the same song.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhcem_eagles-hotel-california-live-versio_music


15 posted on 11/01/2011 6:10:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dangit, what is with Falls Church?

Get the heck off of my lawn.

You know where this city got its name? The Church at the falls.

Geo. Mason wa a rector in the church, as was Goe. Washington. Of course, the uninionists ripped out their pews, and used the space for a stable.

The Falls Church is full of cannonballs. From Union Cannonades.


16 posted on 11/01/2011 6:23:29 PM PDT by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Me too.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 6:35:51 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"I like this particular live version of the same song."

That was neat. Joe Walsh finished it off nicely.

18 posted on 11/01/2011 6:46:48 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam; MestaMachine

This live version of “New York Minute” is pretty darn good, too!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8m04i_eagles-new-york-minute-live_music


19 posted on 11/01/2011 7:02:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I have the CD. Hell Freezes Over. In fact, I have two in case one disappears. One on my car and one in the house. I LOVE the whole thing. There is not one bad track on it.


20 posted on 11/01/2011 11:49:18 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

After that is Clapton Unplugged. If I had to be on a deserted island and could only pick four CDs, the third would be Pink Floyd Momentary Lapse of Reason. The fourth, Dire Straits Brothers in Arms.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 12:06:40 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Thanx ! Very excellently produced live version. It seems to me that most live versions of songs are inferior to the studio recorded version. The loud commercial in the middle of the song was a surprise bonus. ;-)
22 posted on 11/02/2011 12:37:35 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: MestaMachine

If I had to pick my favorite it would be the Pink Floyd album, ‘The Delicate Sound of Thunder.’


23 posted on 11/02/2011 11:28:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: steelyourfaith

Yeah, that commercial in the middle really surprised me, too! Think I’ll stay with YouTube if that’s going to happen.


24 posted on 11/02/2011 11:32:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That would be my fifth. Shine On You Crazy Diamond. So much Pink they have their own niche. Eagles the same. Geez! I have everystuff. Guess I’ll stay away from deserted islands.
Clapton and BB King, Ridin’ With the King. More Clapton. Alan Parsons Project everystuff. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pleasure Dome...one side MUCH better than the other.
And just like the Hotel California live, I like the Clapton Unplugged version of Layla better than the original too.


25 posted on 11/02/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Heh - when I arrived at basic training, I managed to smuggle in a pat benetar cd.

Can’t stand her music to this day.


26 posted on 11/02/2011 1:37:20 PM PDT by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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