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    John Steinbeck immediately comes to mind: Of Mice...

    John Steinbeck immediately comes to mind: Of Mice and Men, The Pearl, Tortilla Flats, Cannery Row.
    As an aside, you would probably really like Travels with Charley by Steinbeck if you haven't...
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    Always nice to hear from you, Lhamo. Glad...

    Always nice to hear from you, Lhamo. Glad retirement is going well. It will be 2 years for me on 12/1, although my retirement was a lot less early than yours.
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    Wow Danna, you are really on a roll!

    Wow Danna, you are really on a roll!
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    Nice picture, and right-side-up even!

    Nice picture, and right-side-up even!
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    I used some retirement gift cash to buy a...

    I used some retirement gift cash to buy a hydrangea shrub for my garden with the rationale that it would always be a pleasant reminder of the team that gifted me the cash.
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    That's OK; we are used to looking at IL's...

    That's OK; we are used to looking at IL's pictures upside-down. Sounds like a good volunteer gig.
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    I know - I always feel like I'm being tested on...

    I know - I always feel like I'm being tested on subject matter I didn't study adequately!
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    Yppej: I've been told more than once that my...

    Yppej: I've been told more than once that my vision had improved a tiny bit. I've also had it happen over time that one of my eyes was "over-corrected," and I would find myself sometimes reading...
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    That is funny Tammy; I used the astrology analogy...

    That is funny Tammy; I used the astrology analogy last night talking to DH about the generational categories. Sure, there are some generalizations to be made relative to the era in which one comes...
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    I've worn glasses since I was 7 years old, so...

    I've worn glasses since I was 7 years old, so when I needed reading glasses, I just went to progressives. My reading glasses are always conveniently located right on my face. :)
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    November Frugals!

    I found the remnants of a floral arrangement in the grocery store parking lot this morning. The store doesn't have a florist dept, so the arrangement wasn't from the store and I have no idea how or...
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    From what I've heard of your DH, I would vote for...

    From what I've heard of your DH, I would vote for him too!
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    Do we even have any millennials on this site? I...

    Do we even have any millennials on this site? I know we have some gen Xers, but not so sure about millennials.
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    That honestly has a lot to do with his appeal for...

    That honestly has a lot to do with his appeal for me too!
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    I've always been partial to Orion. My dad...

    I've always been partial to Orion. My dad "introduced" us when I was young.
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    I'm sorry, CL. I always liked reading your...

    I'm sorry, CL. I always liked reading your contributions to the Forums.
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    I loved that one! I'm reading Gone Tomorrow by...

    I loved that one!

    I'm reading Gone Tomorrow by Lee Childs. It's a Jack Reacher novel, light entertainment and a fast read.
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    Good work! I don't think there is really a right...

    Good work! I don't think there is really a right or wrong way to do this; it's kind of free form. :)
    I got Mom to go through her scarf collection with me today which took over an hour. Lots of...
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    DH finally got his first Shingrix shot. For some...

    DH finally got his first Shingrix shot. For some reason, Costco has consistently had supply issues, but we went to Stop & Shop, where the pharmacist says they haven't had supply issues at all.
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    I'm so sorry JP. It is wonderful to have them,...

    I'm so sorry JP. It is wonderful to have them, but so hard to lose them.
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    Be my guest; I make fun of myself all the time. ...

    Be my guest; I make fun of myself all the time. If you can't laugh at yourself, you are screwed! :laff:
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    Jackets and hoodies are a whole different...

    Jackets and hoodies are a whole different category for me anyway, and I have a lot of those too, but not as many as shirts.
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    That was pretty funny - star quality in that girl!

    That was pretty funny - star quality in that girl!
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    Yppej: Yes, 110 by then end of this year and 100...

    Yppej: Yes, 110 by then end of this year and 100 by the end of next year.
    Thanks, TT!
    Tybee: It's kind of fun actually and makes me realize what an overabundance I have. Let's face it, even if I...
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    Sister and I spent the day at Mom's working in...

    Sister and I spent the day at Mom's working in the cellar and we accomplished amazing things. We took out 10 - 12 bags of trash, and 4 small containers of Saver's donations. We neatened and...
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