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  1. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  12. This was my cousin and her family. They set up...

    This was my cousin and her family. They set up the turkey and some crockpots, then went out to volunteer serving dinner at a homeless shelter.
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    To the bolded: that is really the heart of the...

    To the bolded: that is really the heart of the matter. What's interesting is that while my parents were upset over my moving away and this attitude undoubtedly affected my sisters, however, at the...
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    There is really nothing in the house that I want...

    There is really nothing in the house that I want or am especially looking for. I myself would have no problem having her take care of it, or even selling things and keeping the proceeds, especially...
  15. I think it's nice she wants to help, however,...

    I think it's nice she wants to help, however, it's a level that is bothering you. At the same time, you want to cultivate a good relationship with her so not inviting her into your home is not...
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    Bumping up for an update and some ranting: Dad...

    Bumping up for an update and some ranting: Dad has now been moved out of the home and is currently in a rehab facility while undergoing cancer treatment. His time at rehab will be over as of this...
  17. I am sorry to see them go, though I never bought...

    I am sorry to see them go, though I never bought from them, I remember poring over their catalogs. They were too far out of my price range though I was tempted to purchase from them at times. At...
  18. Oh, that reminds me of one bad interview. ...

    Oh, that reminds me of one bad interview. Nothing really dramatic but just a "why did I bother doing this" sort of thing on my part. Can't remember specifics of the job requirements anymore, just...
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    Welcome back! I have been back after a break as...

    Welcome back! I have been back after a break as well.
  20. Agree with Chicken Lady, interviewees who make...

    Agree with Chicken Lady, interviewees who make these kinds of demands / expectations known immediately, focusing on all that you are supposed to do for them as opposed to showing what they can do for...
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    Too long of a backstory to get into, but sister...

    Too long of a backstory to get into, but sister and BIL got legally married two weeks before their church wedding. It was kept under wraps because they didn't want grief from guests over this very...
  22. Thread: Clutter Is...

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    DH is not a hoarder but he is a collector, namely...

    DH is not a hoarder but he is a collector, namely of comic books. For the most part, I have been fine with it though it but it did pose some challenges whenever we moved as well back when we were...
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    Bumping thread with an update. At this point, no...

    Bumping thread with an update. At this point, no major cleaning out of stuff has occurred since my original post. The only kind of cleaning I have been willing to do is the standard upkeep with the...
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    WilliamSmith, I am glad to hear that your son and...

    WilliamSmith, I am glad to hear that your son and daughter-in-law are safe. Sounds like they are already planning on how to regroup and come back from this.
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    My condolences to you and yours, beckyliz though...

    My condolences to you and yours, beckyliz though I am sorry to hear that you had to find her. She did get what she wanted in the end, staying in her own home and it sounds like she did not suffer. ...
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