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  1. Thread: OK Boomer

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    It was an accident of birth to be born a Boomer. ...

    It was an accident of birth to be born a Boomer. Had no choice in the matter. Living during that time wasn't the easiest, was it? The Viet Nam War. Friends/relatives died. Lots came home with...
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    My Dad taught me how to establish credit when I...

    My Dad taught me how to establish credit when I was a young married, with out a clue.

    Step #1. Save the money (in full) for the item you want to buy
    Step #2. Buy it on credit fr the best...
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    I still like sleeping in a tent -- glamping, that...

    I still like sleeping in a tent -- glamping, that is, with a regular bed--that someone else sets up for one. Something about being outdoors with the scents and sounds moves me. I'd like to try...
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    Oh yes, I like oysters prepared in many varied...

    Oh yes, I like oysters prepared in many varied ways, including on the half shell, raw, HOWEVER, my very favorite bivalves are mussels. Give me mussels in a white wine, lemon and garlic broth and...
  5. Thread: April Purge

    by HappyHiker
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    A very nice local real estate company sponsored a...

    A very nice local real estate company sponsored a shredder truck for a public shred day. We took six large bags of old tax records and bank statements to the shredder.

    Some of the records went...
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    I find the less news I watch, the more calm I am....

    I find the less news I watch, the more calm I am. I still catch headlines on my computer "splash" page, but only click on a few headlines. On Fridays, I like to tune into the PBS Newshour to catch...
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    Cancer Treatment in Other Countries

    Curious about something. Have a friend just diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. She's going the traditional way of treatment here...chemo, radiation, hormone therapy, breast removal, etc.

    I'm...
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    Simply put, the State of the Union is the polar...

    Simply put, the State of the Union is the polar opposite of where I wish we were.

    I long for peace, harmony, and kindness for all.

    But instead......
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    This is a topic very close to my heart. I think...

    This is a topic very close to my heart. I think noise/light pollution is harmful to us in some obvious--and some not-so-obvious ways...as pointed out, these pollutions can affect our blood pressure...
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    My problem is that just about all ,y books feel...

    My problem is that just about all ,y books feel like friends and lovers. So it was wrenching to let go of them. Keep telling myself that someone else would have joy in meeting them. that made it a...
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    Wonderful, Alan. That's my goal, too. Still...

    Wonderful, Alan. That's my goal, too. Still have to pare them down by about 200...but I've made happy progress...had to laugh at myself--I discovered I have about 10 books on how to write and...
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    Book Lovers May Identify with This

    Okay, like many of you, I love books. And because I work with the Friends of the Library, I help sort donated books weekly. Which means I get first crack at buying wonderful books for a very...
  13. Doing enough inner work to reduce my "wants" to a...

    Doing enough inner work to reduce my "wants" to a feather. Well, maybe some cute undies once in a while.
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    I have a Braun. It's more than 30 years old. ...

    I have a Braun. It's more than 30 years old. Works well. Gets out more juice than a manual or what I can do by hand squeezing...wish I had an electric zester--is there such a thing? That's a...
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    Scottish liqueur that I wish I had written down...

    Scottish liqueur that I wish I had written down the name of. Could it be Drambuie?
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    Sure--or maybe you could wrap the arms in yarn or...

    Sure--or maybe you could wrap the arms in yarn or some scarves or neckties and make it a work of art! Let your creative spirit shine!
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    A Silly Solution Saved Me a Lot

    This is a silly post -- but wanted to share something I'm proud of -- so bear with me...

    I have an office chair that suits me to a T. Comfortable, well-padded, easy on my back. Five years of...
  18. I thought the video had some really good tips on...

    I thought the video had some really good tips on stretching a small food budget....I learned quite a bit. The tip about frozen vegetables was interesting. I DO end up discarding some fresh produce...
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    Pls. let us know how it goes--may it--and...

    Pls. let us know how it goes--may it--and you--live long and prosper...

    Regarding those coil burner stoves...one caveat...I do have less than fond memories of cleaning the burnt spills on the...
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    Thanks Steve, Jane and Imerullo. Found out I can...

    Thanks Steve, Jane and Imerullo. Found out I can have the two ill-functioning elements replaced but I suspect the repair will cost more than getting a "new" used electric range as Steve suggested. ...
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    Cooking stoves being unreliable

    Is anyone else disappointed with their glass-top range? Ours is less than 5 year old and already two of the elements are getting burned out and slow to heat/cook with. This is our second smooth-top...
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    Hear! Hear! Exactly Jane.

    Hear! Hear! Exactly Jane.
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    Argh..those darn spam calls. We donated to...

    Argh..those darn spam calls. We donated to Emily's List to support female candidates and they must have sold our name because we soon got deluged with donation calls (let no good deed go...
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    hee hee. I hear you. Me, I'd opt for an Asian...

    hee hee. I hear you. Me, I'd opt for an Asian Fusion chef. Those cuisines really appeal to me...I can make the most simple Asian dishes, but some of the ingredients are hard to find in my part of...
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    Your book recommendation is timely! I just...

    Your book recommendation is timely! I just finished reading Big Fat Surprise! My library had it. Though much of the same ground has been covered by Gary Taubes in his articles and books, I found...
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