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  1. Thread: April Purge

    by Lainey
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    I have 8 clean coffee cans with lids to donate to...

    I have 8 clean coffee cans with lids to donate to the local Teacher's thrift store. They ask for these types of items specifically for art projects, and I'm glad to give it to them vs. regular...
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    Maybe when households were larger, dying could be...

    Maybe when households were larger, dying could be managed by family members. But it seems our society has not adapted to today's very small households.
    In the Hallmark movies, there would be a...
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    Gardnr, there are a few in-patient hospice...

    Gardnr,
    there are a few in-patient hospice facilities in their town but the bed capacity is limited; the majority of hospice care is in-home.

    I don't know much beyond my original post except...
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    There was a news article this week about how...

    There was a news article this week about how generous the donations were during last summer's drive for water. Apparently, volunteers distributed about 988,000 bottles of water to the homeless and...
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    Catherine, have you looked at the site...

    Catherine,
    have you looked at the site earth911.com? Might be a place to start.
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    End of life and Medicare

    A friend told me that her stepfather, aged 89 and in rapidly declining health, has now qualified for hospice care according to the local hospice agency. However, it's in-home care only, meaning my...
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    Our book club is reading "News of the World" by...

    Our book club is reading "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles. It's a novel somewhat similar to True Grit - involves an old man and a young girl in Texas in the 1870s. Jiles is a fantastic writer...
  8. Thread: Hello from WV

    by Lainey
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    Another Scotch Irish person here - I think...

    Another Scotch Irish person here - I think there's a lot in your neck of the woods, right? We'll enjoy hearing about your simple living thoughts.
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    My financial philosophy in a nutshell ...

    My financial philosophy in a nutshell ...
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    Same here. One thing I love about this show (and...

    Same here. One thing I love about this show (and British TV generally) is that they are not squeamish about any gynecological stuff. Call the Midwife has addressed things like female genital...
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    This was an independent review done by outside...

    This was an independent review done by outside experts, not anyone directly associated with the original investigation. There was agreement among them, though, that the local Boulder police a) did...
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    I absolutely agree that the legislative and...

    I absolutely agree that the legislative and budgetary and judicial decisions made in Washington D.C. have far-reaching consequences. However, I also see that most of the cultural changes that have...
  13. Thread: Sad Situation

    by Lainey
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    TT, you are both being very compassionate while...

    TT,
    you are both being very compassionate while maintaining your own family's boundaries. Hats off.
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    Also, someone here recommended Lark Rise to...

    Also, someone here recommended Lark Rise to Candleford, and we've enjoyed watching that.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lark_Rise_to_Candleford_(TV_series)
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    The most recent documentary I saw indicated that...

    The most recent documentary I saw indicated that the physical evidence has been re-tested, and based on more advanced methods than were available at the time of the crime, the DNA is indicating the...
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    Can I just add that even PBS and other news...

    Can I just add that even PBS and other news outlets are still so Washington D.C. centric? It's like 28 minutes of what's happening on Capitol Hill, and maybe 2 minutes of a feel-good story in...
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    Steve, I'm surprised that your local Goodwill...

    Steve, I'm surprised that your local Goodwill doesn't want baby items. Around here the baby and toddler-sized clothes are a good-sized part of the clothing section, and toys are always fast sellers....
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    jp1, I agree with your assessment here. The...

    jp1,
    I agree with your assessment here. The numbers of single men vs. single women would suggest that men have the numbers advantage. That, plus the ease of internet searching for dates, seems...
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    Enjoyed the writer's sense of humor. Have to...

    Enjoyed the writer's sense of humor. Have to laugh at the crazy dating world sometimes.
  20. Thread: 2019 Gardens

    by Lainey
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    We're battling whiteflies here, and so far the...

    We're battling whiteflies here, and so far the "natural" pest control spray from the garden center seems to only partly effective. We have a minimal raised garden bed, but darn it, I'd like to see...
  21. Thread: April Purge

    by Lainey
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    sweetana3, that is really kind of you to take...

    sweetana3,
    that is really kind of you to take your MIL clothes shopping. I think a few new and inexpensive pieces would motivate her to keep downsizing her clothing and only wear what she really...
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    My perception of what I've read is that incel men...

    My perception of what I've read is that incel men are wanting to get sexual partners despite what might be considered their own obvious turn-offs: overweight, minimal hygiene, shaky financial...
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    I hope you heal quickly, TT. Here's a recent...

    I hope you heal quickly, TT.
    Here's a recent article about the jump in serious injuries to seniors who are walking their leashed dogs:
    ...
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    I think Saturday Night Live had a skit years ago...

    I think Saturday Night Live had a skit years ago when this phenomenon first started. It featured 2 guests of opposite opinions. The liberal guy was a stereotypical professor with bow tie, trying to...
  25. Haven't been following Fly-Lady's or anyone's...

    Haven't been following Fly-Lady's or anyone's particular method, but I had a successful paper file reduction this week.

    I've mentioned before that I am someone who needs to visualize the end...
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