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    YPPEJ, I understand what you're going through. ...

    YPPEJ, I understand what you're going through. Your description of your mother's loss of words, etc. sounds exactly like what happened with my mother, shortly before she was diagnosed with...
  2. I just remembered that my DH's barber only takes...

    I just remembered that my DH's barber only takes cash also (it's a one-man/one-chair shop) and my hair salon no longer allows you to add the tip to a credit/debit card payment.

    The PA Turnpike...
  3. Places that only accept cash or places that have gone completely cashless

    In light of the suggestion to give cash in the "Can I buy a VISA gift card without a fee?" thread, how many places do you know of today that only accept cash? A small diner (5 booths + 11 counter...
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    When it became clear that my mother was in...

    When it became clear that my mother was in failing health and would be going into a nursing home, I went to the funeral home which we used when my brother and father died and made the basic...
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    Thanks, Alan -- I don't know how I managed to...

    Thanks, Alan -- I don't know how I managed to mess up the tinyurl. That wasn't my video (cameras and phones are strictly forbidden) but several cameras were temporarily put on the train for the...
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    So, to follow up on my last post, I rode the new...

    So, to follow up on my last post, I rode the new Steel Curtain at Kennywood today. It opens to the public tomorrow but I was invited to today's media preview event. I had to be at the park by 6:00...
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    Every chance I get!! I'm a member of ACE...

    Every chance I get!! I'm a member of ACE (American Coaster Enthusiasts), GOCC (Great Ohio Coaster Club) and DAFE (Dark Attraction and Funhouse Enthusiasts), and both DH and I love amusement parks,...
  8. Anything with Yul Brynner in it, especially "The...

    Anything with Yul Brynner in it, especially "The King and I" even though I've seen it a million times (including live on stage a few years before he died).
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    A related suggestion: if you’re the executor of...

    A related suggestion: if you’re the executor of someone’s estate, keep the estate records for a number of years afterwards. Why?

    My brother died in 1994 and I was the administrator of his...
  10. Thread: Pittsburgh

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    Well, it definitely has a lot of characters,...

    Well, it definitely has a lot of characters, anyway! Let me know the next time you'll be here. My DH will tell you all about the French & Indian War in mind-numbing detail and we can show you some...
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    Ultralight, did you find something to do or do...

    Ultralight, did you find something to do or do you need more ideas? How long will you be here?

    It might be tough to get to the inclines because of last weekend's train derailment at the T...
  12. Thread: Pittsburgh

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    I live here and work downtown. What kind of...

    I live here and work downtown. What kind of things are you interested in? Are you at the convention center? If you want some music or other culture, check the schedules for Heinz Hall, Byham...
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    Maybe it was just my local franchise(?), but I...

    Maybe it was just my local franchise(?), but I was very frustrated when I tried to get a quote from them.

    I called them in May to get an estimate on picking up 3 old TVs and 3 old computer...
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    I only had one day to spend in San Francisco...

    I only had one day to spend in San Francisco three years ago (first time there) and really wanted to go over the Golden Gate Bridge. I stumbled across this in the AAA Tourbook and did it. You ride...
  15. Yes to motorcycle helmets!! My DH has been...

    Yes to motorcycle helmets!! My DH has been riding for years and is not required to wear a helmet, but he always does. A couple of weeks ago, he was a respectful distance behind a truck loaded with...
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    I saw a newspaper article that mentioned this the...

    I saw a newspaper article that mentioned this the other day. Use your salad spinner to create art!

    http://theimaginationtree.com/2010/09/salad-spinner-art.html
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    That was funny and it reminded me of several...

    That was funny and it reminded me of several other things I saw:

    1. At a stage production of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas that I saw years ago, the “cheerleaders” had life-size...
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    When my mother was in a nursing home, they...

    When my mother was in a nursing home, they offered the option of a mobile dentist service that specialized in nursing homes and would come in and do a basic exam, cleaning, etc. For instance, my...
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    I know you said you're doing seasonal work and...

    I know you said you're doing seasonal work and your job will end on January 22, but see if your employer has an employee assistance program (EAP). You could get advice from them about attorneys,...
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    Let’s see if I can describe the scene in my...

    Let’s see if I can describe the scene in my neighbor’s yard.

    It’s the house directly across the street, up on a small terrace. On the left side, at the top of the terrace, is an inflatable...
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    I know it's not in downtown London but when I was...

    I know it's not in downtown London but when I was in England in July, I spent a total of 8 nights at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow (3 nights before our group trip, then 5 nights at the end). ...
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    Knoebels is our favorite park and Phoenix is one...

    Knoebels is our favorite park and Phoenix is one of my all-time favorites. Did you know that Phoenix was originally built as The Rocket at Playland in San Antonio, TX and moved to PA in 1985 after...
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    I went through Heathrow just last month but it...

    I went through Heathrow just last month but it was my destination, I wasn't connecting. I had to fill out a "landing card," then wait in line to be called up to an agent's desk, where I gave the...
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    That was Smiler at Alton Towers. I believe two...

    That was Smiler at Alton Towers. I believe two teenagers each lost a leg. I loved Alton Towers, especially once I discovered I could roam around inside the old castle building.
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    This trip was done by ACE (American Coaster...

    This trip was done by ACE (American Coaster Enthusiasts), so obviously the focus is the amusement parks. ACE does an international trip every couple of years. They've been to Scandinavia, Central...
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