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    I suppose it is a cultural thing. My dad (and...

    I suppose it is a cultural thing. My dad (and other men I observed when I was a kid) didn't seem to mind when the hair began to thin. After a few years of brushing a receding pompadour, Dad got a...
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    Your output is amazing. Would it be too much...

    Your output is amazing.

    Would it be too much to ask for a picture of a hobbit hole quilted panel? I know some people have built "hobbit holes" and called it simple living.
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    Yesterday I went for a 17-mile bike ride on...

    Yesterday I went for a 17-mile bike ride on forest trails in Vilas County. I made mental note of locations where I saw the inflorescences of elderberries. Must return to those spots with a basket...
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    I like the affectionate, tender lyrics in this...

    I like the affectionate, tender lyrics in this version of "All Through the Night" sung by Paul Robeson.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HZ9sGYLPyk
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    Normal BP is commendable. Well Done! As to...

    Normal BP is commendable. Well Done!

    As to the LDL:
    If you are already walking the dog, maybe increase the time and distance.

    You might examine your consumption of transfats…
    Go fiber!...
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    HuffPost ran an article on certain empirically...

    HuffPost ran an article on certain empirically observed characteristics of Midwesterners. (6/18/2014, author Sarah Boboltz)
    We spend less for lunch.
    We are "friendlier" and "more conventional"...
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    Like Gardnr said, hire a legal professional to...

    Like Gardnr said, hire a legal professional to uphold your interests. I would specify an Elder Law Attorney with experience in your jurisdiction.

    frugal-one, I believe that if you let your Elder...
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    I hope your moon and stars are as bright as those...

    I hope your moon and stars are as bright as those in my sky tonight.

    Last summer I made an awesome visit to MI: Ludington, Manistee, Beulah, Bear Dunes Park & Islands. Saw an incredibly old white...
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    Most of the midwestern woolen mills have closed,...

    Most of the midwestern woolen mills have closed, but Faribault carries on (since 1865).

    http://www.faribaultmill.com/pages/our-story/
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    Here comes my first iris! 2802

    Here comes my first iris!

    2802
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    Update: Andrew Yang is "in" for the Democratic...

    Update:

    Andrew Yang is "in" for the Democratic debate 6/26 or 6/27.
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    And clothes dryer vents release tiny fibers of...

    And clothes dryer vents release tiny fibers of polyester yarn, which can't be good to inhale.
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    @ iris lilies, Does anybody freak out if we...

    @ iris lilies,

    Does anybody freak out if we eat corn on the cob "with our bare hands"?

    I believe forks and chop sticks are essentially extension tools for the fingers.

    "Wash your fingers...
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    Or maybe a modern revival of the Brother House of...

    Or maybe a modern revival of the Brother House of the Mystic Order of the Solitary <wink>.
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    Indeed. And I read about levees breached along...

    Indeed. And I read about levees breached along the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers. Some Trail Day events no doubt have been cancelled due to flooding.
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    National Trails Day 6/1

    The American Hiking Society encourages all to find an event, hike/bike advocate/maintain a nearby trail.

    http://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day
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    I am not sure "Golden Girls" is still a going...

    I am not sure "Golden Girls" is still a going concern. I was not able to connect with their website.

    Another resource (could be) Marianne Kelly. I will try to make a link to her Women Living...
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    Fascinating to read about Dunn's group in Canada....

    Fascinating to read about Dunn's group in Canada.

    In the USA there is also the Golden Girls Network -- very similar, founded in 2008 by Bonnie Moore.
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    I just planted Kentucky Blue with a trellis. I...

    I just planted Kentucky Blue with a trellis. I plan to surround the trellis with Blue Lake bush beans.
    Dear Wife would like lots more Swiss Chard this year. I plan to plant 2 varieties of chard:...
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    rosarugosa: The deer know that if they wait...

    rosarugosa:

    The deer know that if they wait long enough, they can get a square meal at my garden.
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    Near the end of the season I pull off the...

    Near the end of the season I pull off the cages... and I have cubic hostas for a while, and then the deer eat them.
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    I have deer that eat everything but daffodils,...

    I have deer that eat everything but daffodils, hyacinth, poppies, and primroses. Some years the animals eat lupine and tulips, but I think they need to be unusually hungry. They leave garlic,...
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    This year I have 6 Okinawa Spinach plants growing...

    This year I have 6 Okinawa Spinach plants growing in pots on a deck. They are 8-10 inches tall. I think I could start picking leaves for salads and stir-frying. I have never raised them before. ...
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    Elijah Cummings, Representative from Maryland 7th...

    Elijah Cummings, Representative from Maryland 7th District, was recently interviewed by Chris Matthews of MSNBC.

    Cummings said (yet again), "we must work to create the beloved community."
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    "Glory Days" for sure! A few days ago I put...

    "Glory Days" for sure!

    A few days ago I put in 2 beds of Siberian Iris bulbs in my back yard.

    Floreat
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