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    Senior Member JaneV2.0's Avatar
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    All my pleasures are simple--good friends, good food, an engaging book, plenty of free time...

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    Scrabble

    Old Books

    Old Friends

    Cheap Laughs

    The Smell of Rain on Pavement.

    Finding a Letter in the Mailbox. A Real One.

    Watching an Odometer Turn Over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
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    Yes!
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Dinner: sauted 2 cloves sliced garlic. Tossed in 2 chopped heirloom tomatoes from the garden. Saute 5m. Topped with shrimp. Cooked another 4 minutes. Poured over WW spaghetti noodles.

    Oh so easy and oh so TASTY

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    Remembering my childhood.

    Walking with my wife while she talks incessantly....me just nodding

    Noodling around on the guitar

    Making Applesauce

    Glimpsing a bear and her cubs

    Taking my mother for a hand dipped cherry vanilla ice cream cone

    The smell of freshly ground hazelnut coffee beans

    Sinking a 30 foot putt

    Complete silence

    Making friends with a strange dog

    Paying with cash

    Going shopping and not meeting anyone I know

    A generous tumbler of Makers Mark

    Caressing a real hard bound book

    The tug of a brook trout on a hookless barb....one I know I am going to release

    Making things out of cumulus clouds

    Using a store coupon

    Sending an anonymous gift

    Hugging my granddaughter

    Did, I say, hugging my granddaughter?

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    I had to add this song and video by John Lennon. I just ran into an Assistant District Attorney who asked me what I was doing. I said, “Livin”. You could tell she wasn’t ready for that. Wanted to know how I could walk out on such a successful career. I said I had a premonition that I needed to get out sooner rather than later. It turned out to be right.

    https://youtu.be/uVXR2LYeFBI?list=RDuVXR2LYeFBI

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    WS: it is wonderful that you still have your Mom. My Mom said to never ignore your intuition or you would be sorry and it sounds like you did just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    I had to add this song and video by John Lennon. I just ran into an Assistant District Attorney who asked me what I was doing. I said, “Livin”. You could tell she wasn’t ready for that. Wanted to know how I could walk out on such a successful career. I said I had a premonition that I needed to get out sooner rather than later. It turned out to be right.

    https://youtu.be/uVXR2LYeFBI?list=RDuVXR2LYeFBI
    Same here. Very stressful, albeit successful career. People's mouths dropped open when I said I was going to retire. Just received a commendation given to few. I am so thankful to be free!

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    Have to add to my "simple pleasures" list. While waiting at a traffic light at two main roads here in Saint Paul, we all were watching a bald eagle swooping around the intersection, no more than 100 feet away. It took effort to remember to watch for the light to turn green. Bald eagles are not an uncommon sight here. Watching those majestic birds is a simple pleasure.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    Walking in the midst of fall foliage... especially maple, ash, oak and sumac.

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