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    This is good to know. We have a fair number of...

    This is good to know. We have a fair number of antiques in the house as my mom was a collector for a number of years plus old furniture from grandparents. Hopefully the estate sale folks my sister...
  2. Thread: The Pacemaker

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    When my Dad passed away, the funeral home people...

    When my Dad passed away, the funeral home people brought this up. That they would remove the pacemaker, it was easy for them to see. Can't remember what they said about the hip replacement though.
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    LOL! I agree. This house thing would have been...

    LOL! I agree. This house thing would have been done already.

    After spending years decluttering my own home, I have become pretty ruthless about getting rid of stuff. It shocks DH sometimes. ...
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    @beckyliz, thanks and I am sorry about the loss...

    @beckyliz, thanks and I am sorry about the loss of your Mom. And thanks for sharing about what you are doing.

    Sister and I have gone through some photos and did a rough sort. Sister does not...
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    @IL, you just echoed my thoughts about estate...

    @IL, you just echoed my thoughts about estate sales. Sister is convinced a lot of stuff will sell in the estate sale. She's now second guessing our selling of 700 books to the book reseller last...
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    Bumping for an update. Things were going along...

    Bumping for an update. Things were going along and now it's come to a grinding halt.

    Over the winter, got a good part of the main floor of house cleared (junk, clothes, bedding mostly) except...
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    Yep, we need to use a ten foot ladder to access...

    Yep, we need to use a ten foot ladder to access the smoke detector on our second floor. So that's hauling the ladder from our garage, up two flights of stairs, set up the ladder, then I am on the...
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    Watched it. Loved the dress, thought the...

    Watched it. Loved the dress, thought the ceremony was beautifully done. I have a good feeling that things will work out fine for Meghan and Harry.

    St. George's Chapel is one of the places I...
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    What some people also don't realize, aside from...

    What some people also don't realize, aside from Honolulu being on a different island, is that the island of Hawaii is 93 miles across. It's not some tiny island that's going to get engulfed. DH was...
  10. My aunt, who turned 92 yesterday, voluntarily...

    My aunt, who turned 92 yesterday, voluntarily moved to a continuing care facility last summer after living alone for many years (condo) after my uncle died. She is still independent at this point...
  11. My mom had tons of figurines such as Hummel,...

    My mom had tons of figurines such as Hummel, Lladros and a few others. Also a doll collection. Neither me or my sisters want them. It wasn't so much that Mom thought they were valuable, it's that...
  12. Thread: February Purge

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    My mom had a bunch of quilting and knitting...

    My mom had a bunch of quilting and knitting stuff. Fabrics, patterns, templates, tons of yarn. All of it went to charity quilt and knitting groups in my area. Heck I even threw in some of my...
  13. My sister and I are cleaning out our parent's...

    My sister and I are cleaning out our parent's home after my Dad passed last fall, Mom has been gone for nearly 3 years. Mom and Dad not only kept everything, they kept grandparents' stuff (both...
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    Reminds me year ago of a friend who allowed...

    Reminds me year ago of a friend who allowed another mutual friend to rent from her. Long story short, it did not work out and in a surprisingly short amount of time (mutual friend pretty much...
  15. I never got to find out how she got that story. ...

    I never got to find out how she got that story. Was about to ask when several other people joined us so decided to just let it go.

    I am guessing she got me mixed up with someone else but I still...
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    My mom sewed some cool doll clothes. I have some...

    My mom sewed some cool doll clothes. I have some of them though unfortunately they are in bad shape after being in an uninsulated attic for decades. I do have her patterns though. I also made some...
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    Speaking of Gershwin, one of my favorites is...

    Speaking of Gershwin, one of my favorites is "I've Got a Crush on You".

    Another one is U2's "All I Want Is You"
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    I am sorry to hear about your dog. Hope that...

    I am sorry to hear about your dog. Hope that things go OK for her.
  19. Hmmm...so he's arguing with the person who would...

    Hmmm...so he's arguing with the person who would definitely know better that Dad was still alive. At least my former classmate who heard of the 3 husbands didn't argue over the non-existent other...
  20. My sisters and I ran into this with our parents. ...

    My sisters and I ran into this with our parents. They were hell-bent on remaining in their own home and doing their own thing, which was understandable and worked....until it no longer didn't. Even...
  21. Funny how stories can get around. Some years...

    Funny how stories can get around. Some years ago, I learned from an old classmate that I had reconnected with, that she heard I had gone through 3 husbands. At first I thought she simply had me...
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    Both my parents are now passed, my Dad this past...

    Both my parents are now passed, my Dad this past October and my Mom in March 2015. To their credit, while Mom and Dad did make some efforts to get rid of larger stuff such as the camper and the old...
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    Thanks to everyone for their condolences. Been...

    Thanks to everyone for their condolences.

    Been on a hiatus online for the last few weeks, dealing with the memorial service which was over weekend following Thanksgiving and just overall trying to...
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    What a lovely house! Love the view. Re:...

    What a lovely house! Love the view.

    Re: downsizing and clutter, my aunt just seriously downsized from a two bedroom condo to a one bedroom apartment in a retirement community. She had gotten rid...
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    Bumping for another update. Dad passed away...

    Bumping for another update. Dad passed away last Saturday. He took a turn for the worse the prior weekend, had to go to the hospital where he was treated for pain and a bedsore then moved to...
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