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    • Also, perhaps 'I would stand on the hill and wait for Julie' could refer to multiple times that you stood on the hill to wait for Julie.
    • What a bad time for you Meg .  Very sorry..  Had to smile  though at  the diverting seamy tales  you were treated to.
    • Interesting but doesn't really cover it. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a term, phrase, or something out there that clarifies the difference.   'I stood on the hill and waited for Julie'... plonks you into the narration a little more whereas... 'I would stand on the hill and wait for Julie'... feels more like I'm telling a story from a greater distance. I'm using them both interchangeably and I fear this is probably bad.
    • I'm much of the way through it and am very impressed.  It has been very painful to read at times, but I am eager to finish it.  The various characters are so compelling.
    • Boy, Momac and Meg, you have been through it!   My daughter and her fiance were married on Friday and the entire weekend was filled with festivities that included only the nuclear families (meaning 8 people).  His parents had been sad about not having a big wedding, but by the end, his father said he could not have imagined anything nicer.  They are having a big party in the Spring and we all toured the old house in a trendy part of Dallas to see where it would be.  I think it will be wonderful.     Meanwhile, we have had some horrendous weather.  On Sunday, May 9, a huge storm blew up right over Dallas and many people had significant damage to trees (I had a tiny amount, but my neighborhood was hit very hard).  Everyone I knew lost power.  My power was out for 2 1/2 days.  The weather was balmy, so that was fine, but I had frozen some things for the wedding breakfast on Saturday, the 15th and they had to be replaced.  So much for preparing ahead.  But I was able to have the breakfast, thank goodness.  The newlyweds left for a honeymoon in Costa Rica on Sunday, the 16th and another storm, this time including tornadoes, came in yesterday afternoon.  It ended up not having any impact on me except that I was on my way to yoga and turned around to shelter in a closet with the newlyweds' dog.  I like him and all, but wish I had gotten to go to yoga!
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