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Offline Jeanne Lee

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Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« on: May 13, 2017, 07:40:17 PM »

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 07:41:44 PM »


"Hello, hello?" shrilled a spinsterish voice over the phone. "Is this the SPCA

"Yes."

"I want you to send somebody over right away."

"What's wrong?"

"There's a horrid magazine salesman sitting in a tree teasing my dog."

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 06:17:58 AM »
Good morning Everyfriend and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS!

I'm marking my place for later.  I'll be getting ready for church pretty soon!

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 06:24:34 AM »
Good morning everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms.

Overcast here this morning and foggy! A day of rest here, VON is coming some time today and that is all that is planned for the day.

Joan ,so good to see you here and I hope your computer is an easy fix .

Jeanne Lee, lovely graphics and I had a chuckle about the teasing salesman!!

Jane, good morning, hope you have a great day.

Enjoy your day everyone.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 06:36:39 AM »
Good Morning everyone.
well it is a good setting for the weather here today,51º here now and calling for
82º today, Our oldest daughter came by and picked up her mother and took her out for a nice dinner. they met with three other mother and daughter"s
couples and had there meal. Nancy was nice and brought me home a sandwich ( one 1/2 of one ) was good. but i think you girls are selfish . you all could not have been mothers with out us fellows. we should be invited to share also.
Oh well have a great day anyway.

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 06:43:41 AM »
Joan, it is such a relief to know that you are home.  Stay well. And stay calm....computers can always be fixed.....eventually.

Thanks, Jeanne Lee.  So glad to see you up and "attem" yesterday.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day, everyone. Supposed to be nice here.  No rain for a change so maybe the good weather will eventually get up to all of you in the northeast.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 07:05:59 AM »
Good morning.  So nice to see Joan stop by.  Hope your computer problems will be a quick fix.


Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's,  Grandmom's and all the Special Mom's.   Have a wonderful  day !!

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 07:55:38 AM »
well a bad Pinnie returnees  and here I am. I made Pancakes for breakfast.
so I should not be put in the doghouse for a day or two. hope all you mothers Have a great day just as you like it.

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 08:00:16 AM »
Happy Mother's Day to all - and Lloyd wait a month when Father's Day will come; maybe your daughter will treat you too.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 08:48:39 AM »
Hi everyone.  I am just going to mark my place this morning as was late in getting up and it soon will be time to leave for Sunday School.  I will come back and read the postings and make any comments later this afternoon.

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2017, 08:55:29 AM »
Happy Mother's Day
all Moms,  grandmas and great grandmas

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2017, 08:58:14 AM »
Good morning everyone,weather guessers were right about rain today. So far it does not look like the Nor'easter they were predicting. Then again the wind coming from a more northerly direction it is the other side of this building that will hear the wind more.

JANE  it is my 3 that keep reminding me that I did a lot for them. I do not feel like they owe me anything and I tell them that. I thank God that the 3 of them are well and happy adults.

HAL  just heard on the local news that by Wednesday we could have 80° here.Another year of feeling like going from winter into summer. I chuckled with several things on that Mother's day things.  With the problems with the monitor and buying a new one and then my external not working I slipped up on even getting a Jacquie Lawson greeting. My  other son was here yesterday and was looking at it and noticed on the floor a cable that was not connected. He plugged it is and my external came on. I sure hugged him for seeing it. Both sons are smart in different things and look for different things.

LARRY  with the rain here and a cool 46° I have the heat running. I remember asking my Mom for a wing from the turkey. More crispy skin there, that is what I still like best-crispy skin. I noticed the needle the last time I got the shot in my back, at least 3 inches long, made me wish I had kept my eyes closed.

CALLIE  congratulations to Emily. Like you I would enjoy watching on the computer than being in that crowd.

AMY  beautiful. I have read this before and it has touched me, yes I am blessed and thankful to God.

MARY ANN  even after most of her life living in San Diego every once in awhile someone would ask my daughter if she was from New England.

CAROL  glad I do not have to go into a city anymore. When I thnk of years ago when I lived in Providence and how we used to walk all over I would be afraid to drive through some of those areas now.

JOAN  so glad you are home again. Darn computers, always something when we want to use them more. I pray you are feeling much better now and that you keep feeling stronger each day.

JANE  don't think I ever read that RLS poem. Guess I shouldn't complain about the rain we have been getting when I think of the fires going on from it being so dry.

JEANNE LEE  you have been missed. I was worried about you being ill. Thanks for the new page, the wonderful graphic by Phyllis and the good chuckle. Love that dog.

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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2017, 08:58:47 AM »
:hb2: Happy Mother's Day!!!  :hb2:
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2017, 09:42:00 AM »
Good Sunday Morning Everyone!

I want to wish all the Mothers on the forum a very Happy Mothers Day.  I happen to think that we have the most terrific Moms in the world right here.  I hope all of you have a great day with family.

We are going to our oldest daughters house today for "wings and Pizza".  I suggested we go out to some nice place but they wanted to stay home so the GKids could go swimming and play in the pool.

Got to go, wife has greeting again this morning so early to church.


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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2017, 10:37:42 AM »
Mothers' Day greetings to all.

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2017, 11:58:52 AM »
Jeanne Lee, and Phyllis, thank you for the very apt Mothers' Day Card. Brings back happy memories to all of us that were Blessed with children.

Bis, perhaps your Computer was supposed to take a few days rest,so you too could keep recovering before going back to "work". Jeanne has done a fine job in the meantime. We are Blessed to have her.

LLoyd, don't cry….Father's Day will be here before you know it. Your wife was kind to share her sandwich with you.

I too need to get dressed for Church. Gary and Dori plan to come over later today…too late to have lunch here as they don't get out of Church until later.. the disadvantage of being the Pastor. They invited me to go out for lunch but I declined. I am just a plain old "stick in the mud" where going "out" is concerned.

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2017, 01:26:32 PM »
Aunts get treated too - Tom asked if I wanted to go out to breakfast and I did, but it turned out to be brunch because we both had sandwiches.  We usually split or share the costs but this time he said he was treating me.  I do appreciate it - and Tom.

We are having a lovely day with the temperature about 66 degrees.

Dot and I did not go to church this morning because (1) she needs a special lens in her glasses for the second cataract surgery of last week and cannot drive, and (2) her son and DIL from Chicago are here.  The family (also her daughter and family who live here) will celebrate Mother's Day and Dot's birthday (in June) this weekend.  Dot's grandson, his wife and their two boys will be there so things will be lively.  They'll get together at Dot's daughter's.

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2017, 02:29:40 PM »
I hope all the moms and grandmoms are having a very special day.

Just wanted to tell you all that I spoke with Bobbie Gould this morning.  I called her to wish her a Happy Birthday.  We had a nice talk.  She seemed real good
 and her voice was so strong.  She doesn't get out much, but she is happy living with her daughter, now.  Her daughter brought her a nice dinner last night and she has enough left overs for today.  Plus they had cake and ice cream last night for an early birthday treat.  She is always so pleasant to talk with and she did mention some of the friends from the old Senior Net.  She still keeps in touch with a few of them.   

I know she still has some friends who post here and I thought you would like to know that she is doing good.  She doesn't get on here anymore and she doesn't do Facebook anymore.  She has her computer and does watch TV. 

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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2017, 02:42:04 PM »
I've been doing what my husband used to call "cleaning for the cleaning lady".  Astually, I'm just taking care of the clutter that accumulates whethere you have family or live along....at least it does at MY house.  My "Mother's Day Gift Cleaning Lady" is coming tomorrow at 9 a.m.  So I have to be ready.  I think we'll spend some minutes at the beginning getting to know each other and I'll see what she wants to do and what she won't do.  I'm hoping she doesn't mind doing windows because either mine are dirty or it's been foggy out for the last month.

I've had numerous Mother's Day Phone calls.  All were welcome but some had good news and some had bad news.  The young man who came to us as a 9 year old Fresh Air Kid from NYC a lot of yeas ago always calls on Christmas, Easter, My birthday, and New Year's day.  He didn't call this Easter and when I tried to call him, there was no answer.  He called today to wish me Happy Mother's Day and told me that he's had a stroke in mid-March.  He's recovering, doing physical therapy and his speech has been only very slightly affected.  Thank God for that!

I also learned that my granddaughter, Courtney who has been living and working in Philadelphia since she graduated from college 2 years ago has an interview at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a job in the psychology department.  She really wants this job so please keep her in your prayers this month.

I'll be off to my daughter's for supper in a bit.  She said, "come whenever you want to but I have to do it around the doggies dinner schedule.

Joy, I've thought of Bobbie so often and wondered about her.  I didn't know anyone who was still in touch with her.  Thanks for letting us know.  She visited me once on one of her trips.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2017, 02:59:59 PM »
Back from a good Church Service, and I will be going down for Sunday dinner at our small dining room around noon. I was invited by our Pastors wife to join them for lunch, but I prefer to eat later and at the dining room of our C building rather that the huge dining room at the Club house. When I was 91 I always ate at the Club house, but in just one year of aging I am not as "social" as I was then. Surprising at the difference one year makes as we age...just as our first year of life was a spurt of growth, now one year of aging is a decline of energy.  What we took for granted then, we give thanksgiving for now.

Mary Ann, I am so thankful for your life. You are still so "young at heart" and it is a delight to know how your Tom appreciates you. How young was he when his mother died ? I know the boys came close together in her pregnancies, so you surely stepped in as a surogate Mom early on in their lives. Now you can reap the rewards for your giving loving care.

Jane, I always have to "clean up" the kitchenette before my cleaning lady comes on Fridays, and my computer desk, but the rest of the place remains as is. They are not obliged to dust things like my Whatnot shelves as they are loaded with breakables, and I tell them I will do all the dusting, but my lady seems to take over everything in spite of my offer. She told me I was easy to care for, and so I just let her take over as she pleases.

About time to get down to the dining room and Sunday dinner. Then home to book and nap time. What a great life !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2017, 03:31:33 PM »
June, Tom was nearly 46 when his mother died in 2003; I just realized I was 46 when my dad died. 

I'm with you, Gloria de and Junee about running out of steam as we grow older.  Younger people don't realize we can't do what we used to do.  I'm pleased to be invited to Indps, but the thought of getting down there tires me.  However, I am going; a wedding is very special.  The girl to be married is the prettiest of three girls and will be a beautiful bride.  Depending on circumstances, I could need a wheelchair and I want to know where the restrooms are!  I think I will be staying in Jim's house where his oldest granddaughter now lives.  Tom H's Canadian cousin and two children will be coming from Vancouver Island and probably will stay with him.  I think the Canadians would be a better fit at Jim's because of sleeping accommodations, but I'll go where they put me.  I do know I'll have a bed.  They take good care of me in Indps.

It is such a lovely day, sun shining, maybe on the coolish side, but very comfortable and I have both front and slider doors open.  The cat is sleeping in his bed by the slider, so he is comfortable.

It's late but I think I'll tune in the Championship Golf Tour.

Mary Ann

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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2017, 03:55:46 PM »
Good afternoon, sunny, cool and very windy. We had a bad rain storm yesterday, with high wind, and there are leaves all over the yard to day.
 
Joan, just to know you are with us makes me happy.  Maybe it is just as well your computer is not working, as there is a bad virus out there, and suppose to get worse by Monday. It is hitting old computers. My computer is very slow to day, and the few Face book post I get all went to Spam.

Gloria, thanks for asking about me. I do not come in here as much to post, but I do read every day.  I feel I do not have much to say, and I sure do not want to complain about anything, A lot have more on their plates then I do. All I will say, I still get very tired, if I did not have to walk and breath, I am in great shape.

MaryAnn I am going to take a book out on the porch and read, also will bring my old Kindle and watch gold. This is a fun gold course to watch.

By the way, My neighbor brought me a Chinese dinner a little while ago. MOGooGi Pan (spelling) It means white meat of chicken.

June, at lest you get up and still go :)

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2017, 03:58:20 PM »
JeanneLee, I forgot to thank you for the lovely Mothers Day Post.

Also Jane, I had a new cleaning lady Friday, so I did twice as much straightening up. I even took the sheets off the bed for her. :o

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2017, 04:39:28 PM »
Back from a long lunch with three of the children - we were at youngest son's home about a 10 minute drive.  I have a hydrangea set in a pot and loads of loving card.  Oldest son is temporarily in the Phoenix area but he did call this morning.  #3 child drove his classic jeep and it is just perfect for him.  Daughter and DIL had so much food and one grandchild was able to come.  Perfect weather today and we sat where we could look at Pike's Peak in Colorado Springs.  The dogs were on their good behavior. 

My laptop just gave me a verbal warning that I needed to call a phone number.  We shall see - not a good time to trust anything over electronics. 

Linedancer:  It is wonderful to have happy and healthy family.  That is my usual order of Chinese food as well - always enough for two hearty meals. 

Joan:  There is no place like home....

Joy:  Thanks for the news on Bobbie Gould.  Perhaps you can talk her into posting again.



 

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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2017, 05:48:24 PM »
A Late Good Afternoon to Everyfriend.  I hope your Sunday has  been A Good Day.

I'm just now getting on my computer because #2 son/dil went to church with me and then "presented" me with a Work Day At Mom's.

First thing was a roast/potatoes/carrots dinner they brought in their crock pot.

Next came two "installations".

One is an addition to my tv that makes the sound come from the front rather than from the back, as the built in ones do.  This is supposed to make it easier for me to hear without having the volume turned up so loud.  (Not sure that bothered anybody but them but it's a lovely gesture. :smitten:)  DIL, who is the electronics "expert", got this - and a couple of other things - all programmed into the remote.

The other one is a sprinkler system for the back flower beds that Son put in last year.  I have no control over the complex sprinklers and can no longer stand long enough to hand water the flower beds when it gets so hot that the regular sprinkler isn't enough.
This one has small heads to place wherever they're needed.  Each one is then attached to a 100 foot hose that hooks into the spigot.  It also has a timer for the # of minutes it's to run.  Son put the hose under the mulch in the flower beds and ran the hose around the edge of the patio - so things aren't conspicuous.

I did get to see Miss Emily walk across the stage at Commencement - and also caught a close-up glimpse of her as the camera panned the graduates after the ceremonies. 


Joan,  so glad to see you back and look forward to hearing from you on a regular basis very soon.

It's been a Great Weekend but...as some of you have posted.....I'm out of steam!

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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
Like so many others, I read several times every day but don't comment at the time & then when I do I forget half what I wanted to tell different ones & go on way too long about my own life.  Sorry~

Thanks for the update about Bobby, Joy. I did try to call her the days our local news was all about the Greensburg tornado being 10 years ago... didn't catch her that day & you know how it is, always think about wanting to talk to someone but it's the middle of the night.   ::) 

Carol, my laptop gave me a pop up like that a couple days ago so I promptly shut it down the hard way as it "froze" the mouse.  I waited a while & turned it back on & seems to be okay. 

Speaking of computers, I think it was Hal that posted the link to a photo resizing site for me???  I did not get it downloaded since the first question right off asked if I wanted 6400 or 3200?? something and I had no clue so backed out quickly.  My son said he had the "thumb driver version" that I wouldn't have to download to the computer, but to another thumb drive.  So happens I have several 32 GB thumb drives I just got to store photos on & he loaded & showed me how to use.  So far I have not tried by myself because I know I will get frustrated by not remembering all those instructions.  It does not have all the features of Paint Shop Pro but hopefully will let me resize that I can post now & then, over in Photos.  The wisteria has been gorgeous hanging from that tree down along the river so would like to show y'all. 

Had visits from both sons yesterday & call from my daughter about 5:00 am laughing that "if I wasn't up, it was time!"  Nice gifts from all 3 and the gr-daughter with the latest great-grand, fixed breakfast for her parents (my oldest son, Andy & wife) & her own family & brother.  She is one great cook always trying new recipes & creating her own. Other "in town" grandson with 3 greats of mine, is with his wife's family in Nebraska to celebrate with her mother & gr-mother.  All 4 of my daughter's kids are visiting her over Memorial week end... they have 4 grands + another on the way so lots of people planning to stay from a few days to 10 days.  My daughter & husband are the best hosts possible and a huge house so everyone can find a place for a quick nap if needed. 

We were all there year before last for Thanksgiving and I loved it, was like the old days when I was growing up, only on a much grander scale.  In the old days Mom would bring out hand made comforters to fold on the floor for a pallet, my daughter had enough rooms so with 4 extra air mattresses, every couple or single person had a private room.  Mom would fix a big breakfast that could be served until everyone got fed.  My son-in-law fixed omelettes of 2-3 eggs each, with a handful of cheese folded inside & kept them going until everyone was stuffed.  The toaster got a work out the whole time.  Was such fun. Yes, I did sleep in the RV with the cats so they could run & get exercise while I was in with them.  When I get out I have to lock them in the bedroom or one might escape when I open a door.  Had fantastic TV (electric cord to an outlet on their front porch .. curved drive separate from the garages. Great place for a big family gathering & know all of their kids will enjoy the trip home over Memorial Day. 

Carol, I have a new bougainvillea plant so need to see how it needs to be cared for.  Don't think they can survive our harsh winters outside so may need to find a winter home for it.  These dark tinted windows are wonderful for keeping the hot sun out and cold away from the Andersen double or triple windows... in winter, but they are not what a plant needs to survive.  It is 84 degrees right now & the AC has not come on so far, almost chilly inside since I enjoy a cool house & let it get as cool as possible at night.... even to opening a sliding door to let the "fresh" air in at night or early morning.  Any wonder why I love the high country in summer? 

Here I go, rambling on.  Glad you made it home, Joan, hope your computer behaves.  I can get so frustrated when they don't run right. 

Mary Ann, I didn't realize you lost your father at 46, how sad, since your mother died when you were so young.  No wonder you & Norm were so close (not that you wouldn't have been anyway), but giving up the last parent is such a shock, I thought.  Also no wonder the boys feel so close to you since you had to play aunt, grandmother and surrogate mother to Norm's kids.  In my book you have earned the biggest star for mothering. 

Ah, Callie, congratulations to Miss Emily & the fact that you had a front row seat to view. Those trips to watch graduations are not easy, parking lots are so full and even waiting to be picked up outside can mean half an hour of standing as the cars slowly stop & go.  You played it smart!  My neighbor was brought a crock pot with roast, potatoes & carrots yesterday & sounds so good I am off to Sam's Club to look for a decent roast.  I did look yesterday when buying a chicken for the cats, but none of the packs looked worth the price.  I don't like having to take a bad cut to get one nice one.... very rare to find 2 nice ones in the same package.  That is the bad part of these big stores, needing to take double the meat.  But their Angus beef is better than what I get at the grocery store right now.  I keep telling the butcher "we need to go rustle up a nice animal out in the Flint Hills"....  The hills were full last week as I drove through.  You could tell where they had burned, gorgeous green rolling hills as far as you could see.  The ones that missed the burn still had the brown brush from last year. 

Hope all mothers and mothering ladies & gents (some have had to do the job) have had a wonderful day.... and pray all the children we raised have these wonderful people around for a long time (moi included!  ;)  )
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2017, 07:45:03 PM »
Since no one said "sure Jane, we'll pray for Courtney's job" and it's really important to her and thus to me, I'm reminding you that I asked for prayers (whenever the thought crosses your mind" until her second interview on the 25th.  I know I can count on all of you so I'm saying THANK YOU in advance.

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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2017, 08:56:28 PM »
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I am late coming in with my wishes as it has been quite an eventful day.  Two big surprises...one expected the other one, not so much! 

First one, that was expected is that our Austin Family will be relocating....we knew that part, but the surprise is that they are returning to Colorado.  Of course both sides of the family are SO pleased to have our kids back home again! 

Second surprise is our last single son will not be single much longer...they announced their engagement to us today.  We are happy for them and anticipate a wedding within the year.  Mark, as many of you know,  is the head pro at a golf club in Arizona.  He will be finishing up his PGA status next month, and is anxious to get that completed.  Then they can start making their wedding plans. 

I hope all of the mother's have enjoyed their day.  We celebrated with the only son and family here yesterday at their home.  Today they all came by with goodies for me this morning as they wanted to meet our new Kitty Smokey.  I was so pleased...Smokey loved them and they love Smokey.  I felt sure he would be fine as he grew up with little ones.  I am smiling.....how blessed I am.  Of course I had calls from my other two sons and my dad.....

GLORIA, the Boston Son said it was raining hard there and cold....said a Nor'easter was to be expected.  I

It is so good to know that you are home, JOAN.  I am sorry your computer is not working well.  Just take care and feel better every day!

Thank you, JOY, for the update on Bobbie. 

Special thoughts and prayers for your granddaughter, JANE.  we know the power of prayers!  We have been played the waiting game many times with our family members as they reach for their dreams and it is always good to have others adding their support as well. 

LARRY, I am anxious to hear how the Birthday dinner was last night and how you liked Jennifer's boyfriend?  I hope a good time was had by all. 

My hubby has our grilled steaks ready, so I will say good evening to all. 

Jenny





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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2017, 10:02:39 PM »
Some time ago I sent an e-mail to a second cousin’s son to see if he’d like pictures of his grandmother.  I didn’t hear from him – or his brother – and I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t hear from either.  Anyway, today I got an e-mail from the man; he just doesn’t get into Ancestry that often.  He gave me his home address and I’m going to send him the pictures.  His grandmother and my mother were double cousins – that is, they both had the same maternal and paternal grandparents.  Brother and sister married sister and brother.

Shirley, I’m not sure I’m reading right what you wrote or if I made it confusing – I was 46 when my dad died; he was 75.  He was brought up in the era when people could do everything and that is one of the reasons I still miss him.  What needs to be done around here can’t be done by either Tom nor me; neither of us is handy.  Terry and Tim were the handy ones, but Tim lived near Detroit.  So did Terry for a while, but eventually moved to Holland where he was near enough to help.

Carol, I’ve had pop-up messages about calling a phone number immediately because of some problem  with my computer and I’ve deleted the call because I think it is a scam. 

Shirley, Norm’s neighbor in Florida had a bougainvillea plant outside under a window that was just beautiful.  She tired of it and had it taken out.  I bought a bougainvillea hanging basket many years ago and kept it in the house in the winter and I think I had it for four years.

Jane, I’m remiss in not saying I’ll pray for someone or something, but I do – offline.

Good family news, Jenny.

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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2017, 11:59:16 PM »
Jane, no question prayers are being said, how about a quick one right now?  I have a gr-son that graduated last year with Bio-med Engineering & has a job he interned with & was told he'd get full time after graduation, but they backed out so they don't have to furnish insurance.  He turns 26 in July so needs to find his "big boy" job soon.  Right now they are keeping him to such minimum hours he is also working as a waiter evenings.... and that isn't full time, either.  Shame they get twisted around by employers that take advantage of them.  Think he will have to move for more opportunities in his field..... so I'll beg for prayers for him as well, these kids do need help, right?  Prayers that Courtney gets the job she wants!

No, Mary Ann, I understood that you were 46.... and I thought that was too young to lose a parent.  When I counted back I realize I was 59 when my father died.  Mother died 5 years before.  My father was like yours, could & did fix everything.... and my husband could as well.  Both of my sons are handy but one is quicker about getting here.   My bougainvillea plant appears to be vine like, it has a bent stick that it clings to.  I lifted the pot out of the decorative container son bought to put it in & it looks like it needs to be put in a larger pot because the roots are hanging out of the drain hole.  I never thought about a hanging basket, I think I have a macrame knots plant hanger from years ago that would hold this pot just fine for now.  Thanks for the tip! 

Been a long, lazy day for me.  All the kids called last night & again today.  Jenny, did you ever think you'd be this busy when you were done raising kids?  I sure didn't, but somehow all their ups & downs & changes in their lives keeps me hopping.  Time to get to bed, all cats are outside, enjoying the cooler evening.  People were out & about all day, if anyone within 3 houses either direction is mowing, they hide.  Tom will take a step out the door & if he hears a mower, turns around & crouches down to get back inside.  So if they decide to stay out tonight, should be good weather.  They have eaten enough for 10 cats.... I won't leave the door open since they beg to come in if they find it an inch open, and I need sleep! 
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