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    I majored in Elementary Education because that...

    I majored in Elementary Education because that was what was expected in the 1960s. But I didn't like teaching so I went back to school and got a degree in Pharmacy. I was a hospital pharmacist for...
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    Wolf Hall. Oh my, I am watching it on Netflix...

    Wolf Hall. Oh my, I am watching it on Netflix DVDs and am just enthralled. I am so disappointed that there are only 6 episodes!
  3. I am 67 and my husband is 68. We have 4 acres in...

    I am 67 and my husband is 68. We have 4 acres in what used to be the country. But suburban sprawl is rapidly surrounding us. So we have the worst of both worlds. We are getting old and have to take...
  4. A good frugal living site is...

    A good frugal living site is http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com.
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    I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and consider...

    I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and consider air-conditioning a necessity. We run the a/c at night and turn it off during the day. Our house is well insulated and the windows are double-paned with...
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    I read it and loved it all the way to the end!...

    I read it and loved it all the way to the end! Get back on the waiting list!
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    It took the first year of my retirement to...

    It took the first year of my retirement to unwind, relax, catch my breath, and determine what my path would be.
  8. I'm a fan of Dave Ramsay's baby steps. Most of...

    I'm a fan of Dave Ramsay's baby steps. Most of his books are available at the library.
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    Reading in June

    I just finished Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow. Oh my, what an excellent read!

    Joe and I are reading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. There is so much more to the Wright brothers and their...
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    Good neighbors

    Our next door neighbors have a lovely vegetable garden and this year it has been especially abundant. They have shared with us cucumbers and tomatoes and green beans, enough that I have not purchased...
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    I am 67 and my husband is 68. I have made sure...

    I am 67 and my husband is 68. I have made sure that our daughter (only child) knows where our wills are and where our financial accounts are.
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    What a good idea! I don't need it on my face...

    What a good idea! I don't need it on my face except in the winter, but I do use hand lotion. I'll definitely give olive oil,a try!
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    Good luck with your new endeavor.

    Good luck with your new endeavor.
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    We went to see San Andreas. It was pretty good...

    We went to see San Andreas. It was pretty good but then I like post-apocalyptic, disaster flicks. ��
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    I'm a native Texan with ancestors who have lived...

    I'm a native Texan with ancestors who have lived in the South from before the American Revolution. And I have always been embarrassed by the display of the Convederate battle flag. Glad to see it...
  16. I am happy that the Supreme Court has upheld the...

    I am happy that the Supreme Court has upheld the contested part of the ACA. Many people now have health insurance now who did not have it before. But I still think a single-payer universal system...
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    Paul, congratulations! That is quite an...

    Paul, congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment!! We paid ours off several years ago and I am so happy not to have to make that payment! Of course, there is always property taxes, insurance,...
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    Congratulations to DH!! I had to laugh at you and...

    Congratulations to DH!! I had to laugh at you and DH bumping into each other in the kitchen because we have the same problem and we really do take turns in the kitchen. I have been retired for almost...
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    My peeve for the day is those little labels stuck...

    My peeve for the day is those little labels stuck on each piece of fruit. The worst are the ones that won't come off in one piece and you have to scrape them off. Aaarrrggghhh!!!
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    Tomorrow I am going through all our videos and...

    Tomorrow I am going through all our videos and DVDs and getting rid of the ones that we never watch.
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    I got Ken Burns The Roosevelts on DVDs for...

    I got Ken Burns The Roosevelts on DVDs for Christmas and have certainly enjoyed watching them.
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    I took a how long will you live type quiz when I...

    I took a how long will you live type quiz when I was in my teens and it said I would live to be 94. So I've always arranged my affairs with that in mind. I have my IRA withdrawals such that the money...
  23. Thread: We are the 1%

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    My husband grew up in a home without plumbing. He...

    My husband grew up in a home without plumbing. He got a new pair of sneakers and new jeans once a year when school started. You get the picture. Through education, hard work, and common sense, we are...
  24. Maybe it has something to do with the cooler...

    Maybe it has something to do with the cooler climate. Needless to say, my state, Texas, is nowhere on the list.
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    I am happier with things simplified. I don't like...

    I am happier with things simplified. I don't like clutter but I do like things that are well-made and last for a long time. I don't like crowds and am very happy with small groups of family or...
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