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Old 02-07-2007, 11:14 AM
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I have a friend whose father was from Latvia. Their last name is Bebris. I had never heard of it (yeah I know, I was probably sleeping in Geography class) but have heard of quite a few people from there in the last few years. I love the seasons, just hate shoveling snow.
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You know, it really is a great place to live, (for ten months of the year.)

The quality of life, dining, the arts, medical care, fortune 500's, no hurricanes etc. make it a great place to live. Not too many people care to retire here though! Maybe that's why Floridians don't have a "southern" accent! All the Minnesotan snow-birds" with their wide-mouthed, closed lip form of speech.

I know,... I've been told by my relatives in the Carolinas that I'm the one with the accent
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:46 AM
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My wife spent her teens in Minneapolis (she is from Latvia) before coming west and for 40 years lamented the "lovely change in seasons there"; that is, until she spent two months there last winter caring for her mother. Now I don't hear anymore about visiting in the winter.
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Chef Ken, thank you very much!

Greyson, don't feel bad--I never heard of it either. Dosen't say much for our education system, does it.
My father-in-laws name was Voldemars Gutmanis; he taught art in Riga and is fairly well known in the Latvian community for his landscapes and still lifes.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:13 PM
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Sounds like he was a pretty respected and cool guy. Chef Ken, I do like it here. I moved from California, couldn't get me to move back there for nothing. If I had to move again, it would be to Alaska where my cousin lives in Anchorage. So I guess if I dont like the snow that is a terrible choice of where I would want to move. I can do better with the cold than I can the heat. Its so gorgeous outside right now with the blue skies, bright sun and new coat of glistening snow. Great to enjoy from inside the house.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:32 PM
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Chef Ken, thank you very much!

Greyson, don't feel bad--I never heard of it either. Dosen't say much for our education system, does it.
My father-in-laws name was Voldemars Gutmanis; he taught art in Riga and is fairly well known in the Latvian community for his landscapes and still lifes.
If you were a Seinfeld junkie you might remember an episode where George decided to become "Latvian Orthodox", (which I am told by a Latvian Seminary student who I know) doesn't exist.
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Sorry, I missed that one; but that's the kind of off-the-wall stuff that made that show great--that, and the great bass guitar licks between scenes.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:31 PM
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Sorry, I missed that one; but that's the kind of off-the-wall stuff that made that show great--that, and the great bass guitar licks between scenes.
I re-read this post and thought yes, there were some really nice bass licks. I wonder who it was and how many different ones he created.

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