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Why a Burger King Whopper contains LESS calories than a restaurant salad…
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:10 EST, 30 January 2014 | (Daily Mail Reporter)

Posted on 01/30/2014 4:35:31 PM PST by Olog-hai

For those watching their weight, choosing a restaurant salad over a fast food burger may not be the wisest idea.

A restaurant meal that includes an appetizer, salad entrée and one side can contain an average of 1,494 calories, compared to a greasy McDonald’s Big Mac Extra Value Meal that will set you back 1,130 calories, according to the Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior. […]

A Burger King Whopper with cheese, for example, has 710 calories. Comparatively, an Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad contains 800 calories and an Applebee’s Cheeseburger will set you back 940 calories.

Similarly, Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bowl can set you back on average 775 calories, but Chili’s Fresh Mex Chicken Bowl contains 960 calories. Meanwhile a Chili’s Trade Jalapeño Smokehouse Bacon Burger with Ranch comes in at a whopping 2, 210 calories. …

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Full Daily Mail title:
Why a Burger King Whopper contains LESS calories than a restaurant salad: Fattening upscale meals revealed
Uneven comparisons (and bad grammar; cf. “fewer calories”), but the salads do have more calories by themselves than the fast-food burgers alone.
1 posted on 01/30/2014 4:35:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

From left to right, Original Chicken Sandwich, Big King (their version of the Big Mac) and the Premium Alaska Fish Sandwich.

2 posted on 01/30/2014 4:42:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Olog-hai

Burger King cut back on the meat in the Whopper, from 1/3 pound uncooked meat to 1/4. They were infamous for slathering on the mayo. They may have cut back on that.

The Whopper used to be a decent burger for fast food. No more. McDonald’s has faded just as much. Wendy’s is better, but worse than it was before their “new burgers”.

Here in the upper Midwest, I would rank (for mainstream fast food burgers, not counting specialty joints like Five Guys):

Steak’n’Shake
Hardee’s
Culvers
A&W
———————BIG GAP-——————
Wendy’s
Burger King
McD’s


3 posted on 01/30/2014 4:43:40 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Olog-hai

FEWER calories.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 4:45:56 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Dr. Sivana

It was the intermingling of mayo and juicy tomato that made Whoppers such a wonderful thing back in the day. I haven’t had a really good Whopper in a long time.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 4:49:12 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Dr. Sivana

I have had exactly one fast food burger in the last roughly 15 years. It was a McDonald’s double cheeseburger and was about as bad as it gets.

I would generally rate Burger King as the worst back when I ate at those places tho oddly the best hamburger I ever had was at a Burger King in the outskirts of Mobile, Alabama near the airport.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 4:49:36 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Olog-hai

I’;; stay with the White Castles. No one knows how many calories are in them because no one knows what they contain.

Kangaroo and goat meat I’ve heard since they jump around in my stomach and are really “baaaaddd”!


7 posted on 01/30/2014 4:50:17 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Olog-hai

Pretty stupid comparisons. Most people order a burger and fries and a drink. Also, when I order a salad as a main dish, I seldom eat the whole thing. I think it has to do with all of the chewing involved. So I leave half of it or hubby eats half of it.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 4:50:29 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Yardstick

And maybe I’m crazy but I would swear that all the fast food places have quit salting their fries enough.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 4:50:58 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
It was the intermingling of mayo and juicy tomato that made Whoppers such a wonderful thing back in the day. I haven’t had a really good Whopper in a long time.

Somehow, some way, Burger King has managed to purchase only the bottom of tomatoes for use in their current edition of the Whopper.
10 posted on 01/30/2014 4:51:07 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: count-your-change

The calorie count on a White Castle cheeseburger is in this article.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 4:51:10 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Dr. Sivana

They are all cutting back on ingredients. That is part of “shrink”flation. We pay the same prices, or rather gradually increasing prices for smaller portions. I am a habitué of Waffle House and have been watching that process. It is getting a little faster. I have heard or seen from several sources now that actual price inflation is running at 9% which is extreme for a first world economy. And, in an inflation wages are the last prices to rise so we are getting all that on our heads.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 4:51:28 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was lifting weights and hitting the gym 5-6 days per week, it was not unusual for me to go to lunch with the guys and consume two Whoppers with a big Coke.

Nope, not a problem with my weight during those days. It was the only real meal I ate all day of course.

Other than a protein / raw egg / banana shake for breakfast.

I don’t recommend anyone else drink raw eggs, especially these days.

Risk of salmonella (IIRC).


13 posted on 01/30/2014 4:52:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Tell me about it! Either that or the slices with the crunchy green centers.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 4:52:59 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Dr. Sivana

I miss Smitty's and Maid-Rite's tenderloins.

15 posted on 01/30/2014 4:54:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Olog-hai
This is simply wrong.

It's "fewer" calories, not "less."

16 posted on 01/30/2014 4:55:32 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: petitfour

I think their calorie test is just the burn off of the fumes. MMM...MMMM GOOD! (and fun to make fun of)


17 posted on 01/30/2014 4:56:16 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: F15Eagle

Well, you have raw eggs in mayonnaise, so . . .


18 posted on 01/30/2014 4:56:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I miss Smitty's and Maid-Rite's tenderloins.

I haven't had the pleasure. I haven't seen a Smitty's, and I've only been to Maid-Rite once. It might be worth another try, this time for the tenderloin.
19 posted on 01/30/2014 4:57:03 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Dr. Sivana

How is it possible to go to Steak n Shake and NOT get the chili 5 ways?

I remember the hamburgers were good, but once I tasted chili 5 ways I couldn’t get any other words out of my mouth except maybe and a large chocolate malt.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 4:58:32 PM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yeah, I’m not big on the loose meat sandwiches, which I assume you had on your visit. One of the few things I miss about Iowa is the quality of pork, most notably the tenderloins. No restaurants do that here.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 5:00:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Olog-hai

I can still eat burger king. I barf up mcDs instantly. Not sure why but think it must be some of the chemicals. It’s amazing how many calories the salads have. Are they sure of those data? If the damned salads have that many calories iM gonna stick with the double whoppers ! What the hell? May as well enjoy the stuff if it’s all got so many calories anyway.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 5:02:33 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: perez24
How is it possible to go to Steak n Shake and NOT get the chili 5 ways?

How can I try the chili when the only words I can say are "Wisconsin Buttery Steak Burger, unsweetened iced tea with lemon, and a 99 cent Oreo ice cram sandwich."?
23 posted on 01/30/2014 5:03:37 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Olog-hai

Always ask for extra dressing!

(Am I the only person who wants the MOST calories for his buck?)


24 posted on 01/30/2014 5:05:18 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yes Culvers! I spent several months in St. Paul last year and Culvers became a staple. The locals did not think highly of Culvers, but I thought it was the best burger around for the price.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 5:05:31 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah but I was hoping they were checked by the manufacturer before being put in — I may be putting too much trust in that.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 5:06:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Dr. Sivana

How is it possible to go to Steak n Shake and NOT get the chili 5 ways?

I remember the hamburgers were good, but once I tasted chili 5 ways I couldn’t get any other words out of my mouth except maybe and a large chocolate malt.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 5:07:01 PM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Olog-hai
Methuselah ate what he found on his plate,
And never, as people do now
Did he note the amount of calorie count;
He ate it because it was chow.
He wasn't disturbed as at dinner he sat
Devouring a roast or a pie,
To think it was lacking in HDL fat
Or a couple of vitamins shy.
He cheerfully chewed each species of food,
Unmindful of troubles or fears
That his health might be hurt by some fancy dessert;
And he lived over 900 years!
28 posted on 01/30/2014 5:07:53 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Come see me in Il. and I'll take you to some of the best tenderloin dives in the world.
29 posted on 01/30/2014 5:10:29 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Yardstick

Late 70s I would kill for a double whopper with cheese (Ok, we won’t discuss other recreational mind altering activities)

They suck now.

Used to be truly flame broiled. Now they taste like steam table microwave crap with plastic tomatoes. Just disgusting.

The true joy is ordering one on a military base that combines all the attributes of a fast food employee with an AAFES employee. Not much chance of either one fogging a mirror, much less the result of that unholy alliance.

And we won’t even discuss Wendy’s slide to craptastic status.

A Wendy’s Double Cheese used to be an ultimate hangover burger. Now if you can get past the blank eyed slack jawed mouth breathing vegetable at the counter the burger tastes like a barely reconstituted beef patty from an MRE haphazardly slapped together with tomatoes done by Mattel.

All put together with Lego hands that have the fine motor skills of a boat paddle and tossed at you with the arrogance of here’s your shit. Eat Hearty.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 5:10:51 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: CrazyIvan

I could eat them all the time!


31 posted on 01/30/2014 5:12:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I knew a Pizza Inn manager in the 1970’s who told me he bought the lettuce cores from Wendy’s to chop up and use on his salad bar, to keep costs down.

Yikes.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 5:13:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 5Madman2

At Camp Red Cloud in the 70’s, before franchises got there, AAFES had a burger called the Smuggler which was three times better than a Whopper or Big Mac.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 5:14:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gotta go with you on that.

I have had some outstanding burgers in base bowling alleys and other AAFES or club joints in my years.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 5:19:49 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Dr. Sivana

We don’t have the “Wisconsin Buttery Steak Burger,” but now I’m interested. Maybe if my wife goes to the drive-thru instead of me.


35 posted on 01/30/2014 5:22:00 PM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fried Chicken, Bowling Alley, Osan AFB.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 5:26:02 PM PST by xone
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

And a Double Whopper? Twice as good! Yeah!

Thanks Olog-hai.


37 posted on 01/30/2014 5:26:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Olog-hai

Does Hardee’s still offer the Gutbuster?


38 posted on 01/30/2014 5:33:29 PM PST by PAR35
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To: xone

I was once TDY there at the Army Liason Element of 314th Air Division from CRC for Team Spirit. My orders read Intelligence Analyst PV1/ Intelligence Senior Sergeant MSGT, if you can believe it. Not every day you’re slotted seven spots above yourself...


39 posted on 01/30/2014 5:36:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did a Team Spirit there once. Almost got banned from the base.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 5:38:40 PM PST by xone
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To: Dr. Sivana

Out here Hardee’s is Carl’s Jr., and I agree, they are the best of the big chains. In and Out is better quality, but no variety, just burgers, fries, shakes and soft drinks, but everything is freshly made in front of you. You can even watch them peel potatoes for the fries. After that Jack in the Box, and Wendy’s, IMHO. Personally I have never been a fan of Burger King. Try tasting one of their burgers without the bun and condiments. Tastes like an old dishrag (or at least what I imagine an old dishrag would taste like).


41 posted on 01/30/2014 5:41:59 PM PST by Hugin
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To: xone

I confused some bar girls once with two dollar bills they thought were twenties.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 5:50:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Frisco Melt, french fries, and a chocolate malt or unsweet iced tea is my favorite Steak and Shake meal. Too bad the closest one is an hour away.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 5:56:27 PM PST by kalee
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To: perez24
We don’t have the “Wisconsin Buttery Steak Burger,” but now I’m interested. Maybe if my wife goes to the drive-thru instead of me.

Bun is nicely grilled and buttered. Very melted cheese and grilled onions makes the finishing touch.
44 posted on 01/30/2014 6:00:54 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s one of my pet peeves. Less does not man fewer.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 6:08:28 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Olog-hai; JRandomFreeper; All
If you live anywhere around Huntsville, Texas, including all of Houston, make a day trip to Huntsville to have burgers at Mr. Hamburger. It is a privately owned hamburger restaurant and in all my 80 years, it is the finest tasting meat, course ground instead of mush, and burger in the entire world. Mr. Hamburger is on 11th street exit from Hwy. 45 and that street goes into the center of the town (it's not a far distance), past the courthouse and Mr. Hamburger is on the right I believe. I say I believe because the burgers were bought there and brought to the house where I was.

The person who bought the burgers apologized for buying the ones he bought - he didn't mean to buy the “King Kong” ones. You would have to have a double wide mouth to put a King Kong in your mouth - I had to eat it with a fork and it was so fine I can't describe it adequately.

I'm putting the menu on here so you can get an idea of what each burger is. Huntsville, Texas, is the home of Texas State Prison Huntsville, the largest one in Texas (can you say state executions). It's also home to Sam Houston State University, and that's why the names of these burgers are what they are. “Old Sparky” is the name of the electric chair that was used before chemicals took its place. In the early days, Texans were called Texicans.

I don't know the cost of these burgers and it doesn't matter because it is worth getting a loan at the bank to eat one. I'm putting the link on here so you can read on their website about the long history of Mr. Hamburger and the rest that is on there.

If you go there, on Hwy. 45 going north to Huntsville, before you get into Huntsville, you will see the multi-story tall white statue of Sam Houston towering over even the trees. You can go see the house where he lived after being president of the state. I think the title was president then before it joined the union (I see joining the union as a sad day now). :o)

This is the link to their home page http://mr-hamburger.com/home

I copied the menu from their website:

1. Original Single meat, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles
2. Killer Burger Double meat, double cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and jalapeños
3. King Kong Triple meat, triple cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and jalapeños
4. Old Sparky Deep-fried beef patty topped with lettuce, pickles, special Ranch and “Texas-in-July” sauces
5. Professor Single meat, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and “Greek Fusion” sauce
6. Warden Single meat, grilled onions and mushrooms topped with Swiss cheese
7. Texican Single meat, lettuce, guacamole, bacon, and “Southwest” sauce
8. Hornet Single meat, chili, cheddar-monterrey cheese, onion, and Frito chips

TOPPINGS
Hot Toppings Bacon, Grilled Onions, Grilled Mushrooms, Chili
Cheese American, Swiss, Pepper Jack, Shredded Cheddar-Monterrey
Sauces Mustard, Mayo, Ketchup, Parmesan Ranch, Southwest, Texas-in-July (Hot), Greek Fusion, Roasted-Red Pepper & Garlic, Guacamole
Veggies Lettuce, Tomato. Onion, Pickle, Jalapeno

46 posted on 01/30/2014 6:31:43 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: perez24

How is it possible to go to Steak n Shake and NOT get the chili 5 ways?


Skyline Chili’s is better!


47 posted on 01/30/2014 6:50:52 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: mrsmith

LOL No. Life is short. Eat good, die happy.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 9:55:32 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Marcella

Great posting about some history of the Huntsville area and Mr. Hamburger. It’s after 2am and that menu listing just caused me to salivate! I really miss the flame broiled burgers and grilled, buttered buns that used to be common.

Sam Houston was President of the Republic of Texas.

Aside... Back in ‘50s the family went to Galveston every year for two weeks. We usually stopped at the Huntsville State Park for a break. One year, we filled a grocery sack with some of the Spanish moss from there. .....We lived on a corner and had about a dozen mimosa trees along the side street. We hung pieces of the moss in every tree. It was STILL living in those trees 20 years later.

I enjoy your postings.


49 posted on 01/31/2014 12:26:15 AM PST by octex
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To: Marcella

Thanks so much, beautiful Marcella.
I want one of those, right now!


50 posted on 01/31/2014 12:32:19 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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