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MY DOCTOR'S VISIT

Friday, July 13, 2012

Yesterday, the 12th of July, was doctor's day. I'm glad I'm not superstitious as today is Friday the 13th. This is the day the Lord has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it.

The doctor walked in and "said how are you" and I said mighty fine thank you.

I had lost 5 pounds since last visit, it was my 8th day without desserts, my blood pressure was perfect, all vitals fine, he asked if I was sleeping good and I said emoticonsometimes I sleep too much. He asked about all prior complaints and seemed I had none.

I told him I woke up in the morning, emoticongood sign, could still drive, had feet and could still walk but not as much, that my balance was better after the PT and I had not fallen.

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He drew blood though as I think they either have a vampire hidden or sell it to the blood bank. emoticon He did want to know that my potassium level was alright as I take what looks like a horse pill of it each day and also since I take a mega dose of Vitamin D checked that to see if I am getting too much.

I see him in 4 months.

I forgot to tell him I use a lot of Kleenex in the morning until my sinuses are cleared out though.

One thing I did tell him was I had dry ears, dry eyes, dry nose, dry skin, and said I'm just a dried up old woman. I said no I'm not, I'm a dried up young woman. He got a emoticonout of that.

Today I get my hair fixed so will feel even younger. After all I'm only 3 years into my third child hood. emoticon

Thanks for reading my rambling if you did.

Irene

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 7/28/2012 2:16AM

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LOVE your Spark/Spunk !

Have a Wonderful Weekend

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BLESSINGS!

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JUNEBUG150 7/26/2012 9:53PM

    Wow, it seems that many of us are going to doctors, lately. I have to get blood work done in a week and then see my cardiologist on the 17th of August. Enjoyed your blog! Hugs

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MOM4407 7/17/2012 6:19AM

    Doing great Irene. Did you get the results of the blood test back?

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CVRONEK 7/14/2012 4:57PM

    Love your sense of humor!

So glad to hear you are doing well.

Great job, on the weight loss. Are desserts, the only thing you have changed?

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SLUDERCATS 7/14/2012 1:33PM

    Irene, Sounds like your doctor's visit went well. Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep up the good work and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Gayle

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/14/2012 3:29AM

    Glad to hear that God's great blessings are evident here through your writings. Your strength and love for the Lord is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle that ultimately brings good news from the doctors. It's extra special when the news is so good. Keep pushing to hear the will of God in your life and thank you for sharing it with us!

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STITCHINGNAN 7/14/2012 1:37AM

    I like it, we ave a 3rd Age society in England.
We can have as many ages as we want! I think main thing s stay positive as your blog proves that's your attitude
Ree

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MJ7DM33 7/13/2012 10:14PM

  I'm glad all is well with you!

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MNNSAIDE 7/13/2012 8:34PM

    Your doing great Irene - I'm sure you made your docs day!

Where you at your Cardiologist? Hope not cuz you didn't call me
or The Blue Onion!!!!

Hugs - Marcy

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NPA4LOSS 7/13/2012 8:20PM

    emoticon I have 2 Dr. visits next week. I hope that I can go with as much joy as you have! emoticon

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MOM2GEO_JR 7/13/2012 7:56PM

    Thanks for the chuckles. I go Tues for my blood profile, and then in August I see the doctor. I hope I have as good of reports as you. Keep writing, I do enjoy. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 7/13/2012 7:15PM

    Loved your ramblings and so glad you got a good report. I need to give up desserts. lol

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NDTEACHER1 7/13/2012 6:45PM

    You are doing great, young lady!

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AVANELL 7/13/2012 4:04PM

    Great blog, Irene! So glad you are doing so well!

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NUTINFANCY 7/13/2012 3:18PM

  All of this is worth it, just look what you have accomplished! emoticon

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NELLIEC 7/13/2012 3:09PM

    3rd childhood, eh? I suspect I am working on my second and may be approaching my third!

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CUSH1932 7/13/2012 2:44PM

    emoticon God is really taking care of you. Great doctor appointment!!! emoticon

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DIDMIS 7/13/2012 2:42PM

    Thank you everyone. You are so kind to read my ramblings and my good report. This is my 9th day without dessert. emoticonIrene

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HAPPYMOM8 7/13/2012 2:10PM

    GREAT BLOG, IRENE.

YOUR COMMITMENT TO NO DESSERTS IS PAYING OFF!
NOW IF THE REST OF US FOLLOWED SUITE WE WOULDN'T BE COMPLAINING ABOUT OUR WEIGHT ALL THE TIME.

BUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CAN HAVE DRIED- UP-ANYTHING- WITH ALL THE WATER YOU DRINK. THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION FOR YOUR NEXT DOCTOR VISIT-

HUGS, PAT

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RAWHIDE64 7/13/2012 2:07PM

    Irene that sounds like a great doctors visit. Glad you set him straight about the young woman thing. Young people do need educating. emoticon I loved your rambling.

Lew

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JUDITHWITHROW 7/13/2012 1:47PM

    I enjoyed your "ramblings" : )

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RAINBOWMF 7/13/2012 12:58PM

    I guess all and all it was a good check up.

Dry? do you drink enough water?

I am so happy you had a good check up and that you will be all young and pretty today after your hair cut.

Hugs Mary

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SHIRLEYX 7/13/2012 11:49AM

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GGMFAY 7/13/2012 11:09AM

    You give me hope for more healthy years ahead for me. You are a great example.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/13/2012 11:01AM

    You sound joyfully optimistic Irene! It's wonderful to feel so good!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/13/2012 10:59AM

    Awesome, have a great day

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NEWS LETTER JULY 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

IRENE'S NEWS LETTER JULY 2012

God bless all of you! God is so good to me.

I had physical therapy which has helped me with my balance. That is finished now and my balance is better. I was able to pray for my Physical Therapist so ministered to him Spiritually as he ministered to me physically. The last day he came after I prayed for him I said "Now you pray for me. Pray for my knees."
He said "Oh I can't pray a powerful prayer like you do" I said "Just pray from your heart so he did and it was wonderful. So I was able to get him to pray.

I pray for people online, on the telephone, in restaurants, where ever and minister to them as the Lord leads.

My church calls me mama Irene and when mother's day came they honored me. The pastor said now we have another mother. She has a lot of spiritual children an they give me a gift card and other things. It is a joy to serve in the church teaching the Spanish Sunday School class, praying in the altar at times and anything else the pastor wants me to do in the service. I did miss one Sunday though as the former pastors of a church I had visited each year and I hadn't seen in 5 years were close by ministering in another church so I went there. Everyone treated me so nice there also.

If you have f/b you can go to my page and see my album and also the wall they are putting up. Yesterday the pastor's wife called and it is almost finished now so that is good.

Since they have outdoor services two or three times a month they want to put a floor on part of it and the other is for parking. It is a large lot.

So far we have built the two story church (the lot is in front of the church), a parsonage, a wall around the church and parsonage. In Mexico you need to put a wall around your property. Then we bought the Lot and are putting the wall around it. Then will put the floor on some of it.

Today I had such a nice blessing. A friend from church took me to lunch and brought me a dozen of red roses. We visited for three hours.

Your missionary,
Irene


  
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SANDRALEET 7/12/2012 7:30PM

    God hears all who Talk to him like your best friend I love to talk to god.

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DIDMIS 7/12/2012 11:12AM

    Thanks to all you wonderful people. emoticonGod has something for each of us to do.

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NPA4LOSS 7/12/2012 9:12AM

    What a wonderful newsletter. I look forward to reading ore about all the wonderful things you are doing. Hugs, Nola

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SHIRLEYX 7/11/2012 10:42AM

    You are a very busy lady contributing so much to your church's community.

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JUDITHANNIE 7/11/2012 9:13AM

    So glad you are doing so well

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/11/2012 8:13AM

    I'm glad to hear that you are doing well Irene. May God continue to use you to touch the lives of others is my prayer. And I am so grateful that your life is richly touched in return. Praise God!

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/11/2012 2:04AM

    Praise His for the great favor and grace he has blessed your life with.

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FLEMIDG 7/11/2012 12:37AM

    What a lovely lady you are. It was so nice to hear about your church and all that you do. You are a true blessing.

Darlene

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JUDITHWITHROW 7/10/2012 10:19PM

    Since we moved to Maryland, one thing miss is having an alter call. My husband was on staff at First Baptist Dallas Deaf Ministry for 15 years so he quickly became close to the pastor here. He is working on him to start having an alter call time.

It's been interesting attending a church that is not evangelical. My husband and i wondered why the pastor never gave a call for salvation. You know asking who wants to accept Jesus. Recently he asked the pastor. His thought is the call for salvation is the job of the Holy Spirit. It just happens privately The concept of asking people during a service was foreign to the pastor. His first thought was if he asked people to accept Christ, it was him putting that idea in their head not the Holy Spirit. Interesting.

My husband has been talking to him about the evangelical 's reason for actively encouraging people to accept Christ. Yes we believe the Holy Spirit leads but we have a role too.

I plan to find you on Facebook.
Judith

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HUZZAH39 7/10/2012 9:23PM

    What a joy to read about your life : )

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MOM2GEO_JR 7/10/2012 8:33PM

    Irene, you are truly an Angel on earth. I so like to hear about all of your callings.
Thanks for sharing them with us.
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HAPPYMOM8 7/10/2012 8:20PM

    THANKS FOR THE UPDATE, IRENE.
YOU ARE TRULY LIVING YOUR CALLING.
AND ALL WHO COME I CONTACT WITH YOU ARE FORTUNATE, INDEED.
HUGS, PAT

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SOME SUMMER THOUGHTS

Thursday, July 05, 2012

From Godvine. I thought this was good enough for all to read.

Some Summer Thoughts

Do you know why a car's windshield is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our past is not as important as our future.

So, look ahead and move on. Friendship is like a book. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, "Relax, it's just a bend, not the end!"

When God solves your problems, you have faith in his abilities; when God doesn't solve your problems, he has faith in your abilities.

A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."

Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles; it takes away today's peace.


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CUSH1932 7/7/2012 1:22PM

    Very though provoking emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 7/7/2012 10:56AM

    Thanks for sharing, Irene.

Yes, all of our abilities to do anything-come from God.
It is up to us to apply and be grateful.

I appreciate your contributions and leadership/
Hugs, Pat

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SWANATOPIA 7/6/2012 10:44PM

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 7/6/2012 10:32AM

  What an excellent blog to share with us all. Thank you Irene. emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 7/6/2012 8:47AM

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SUNSHINEGB 7/6/2012 7:40AM

    I especially love the one about 'all things in life are temporary"
Thanks Irene, love you! xoxo

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JERZGURL_NAN 7/6/2012 7:33AM

    great thoughts, reminders and a wonderful way to begin the day - thank you

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CVRONEK 7/6/2012 7:28AM

    Love it, Irene! Thank you.

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MOM4407 7/6/2012 7:09AM

    Excellent blog

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CAROLYNVIL 7/6/2012 12:55AM

    great thoughts

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MJ7DM33 7/5/2012 5:58PM

  Thanks for sharing!!!

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JUDITHWITHROW 7/5/2012 5:41PM

    Great thoughts

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NEW-CAZ 7/5/2012 3:09PM

    great thought Irene emoticon

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_LINDA 7/5/2012 12:18PM

    Great thoughts, thanks for sharing!! Have a totally terrific Thursday!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/5/2012 11:13AM

    These were absolutely excellent Irene. Thank you so much for sharing them! God Bless You Today!

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RAINBOWMF 7/5/2012 10:49AM

    Love that Godvine
so many great thoughts.
Thanks for sharing

Hugs Mary

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HAPPYSOUL91 7/5/2012 10:44AM

    good thoughts

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REXTINE1 7/5/2012 10:38AM

    Very nice blog - it helps keep us going.

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SCOTMAMA 7/5/2012 10:24AM

    I loved this -- very timely. Thanks!

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WHY I WON'T BE AROUND MUCH

Monday, July 02, 2012

TO ALL OF MY SPARK FRIENDS

What a busy and delightful time for me. emoticon
I am jumping for joy with all of the things that are happening in my life.
emoticoncome once in a while but emoticongives me emoticon

Saturday
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Sunday
A couple who had pastored a church in Louisiana and I visited them each year but had not seen them for 5 years were to be in the neighboring town ministering so I played hooky from my church to go where they were ministering. emoticon
I left someone teaching my Spanish Sunday School class and notified the pastor and went with his blessing. I have always said everyone else takes a vacation but me, I am always there so I took a one day vacation. I so enjoyed the day and had lunch with the pastors of the church and my friends.

Saturday night I could not sleep as I had heard bad news from a great inspirational emoticon but prayed for him and God also spoke to me. Usually I don't remember the next day what God speaks but this I did remember.

Today I am expecting a friend to come in from out of town who will leave Wednesday. Am expecting a great time. emoticon

Then Wednesday p.m. my house cleaner comes.

Just wanted everyone to know I am still on the emoticon and have not abandoned anyone.

God bless you. Have a great 4th. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Irene

  
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DIDMIS 7/6/2012 10:37AM

    I am back everyone. Company left Wednesday afternoon.

Everyone who knows Monty please pray for him.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 7/6/2012 10:35AM

  emoticon emoticonThis sounds like so much fun and life is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated especially with people that you love and care for. emoticon emoticonSo, enjoy having fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CUSH1932 7/4/2012 6:46PM

    Enjoy and I hope you had a great time!!!! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 7/3/2012 11:57PM

    What a wonderful time spending time with friends! Enjoy!

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NDTEACHER1 7/3/2012 11:43PM

    Enjoy your time with your friends and take care of yourself, Irene.

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JUDITHANNIE 7/3/2012 7:33AM

    enjoy, you deserve it, hope you continue to enjoy life to the fullest emoticon

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YJNANA 7/2/2012 10:46PM

    You indeed do deserve a vacation, your always there for Everyone, and we all apprecidate it :)

Have fun

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MONTY68 7/2/2012 10:27PM

    emoticon what a great blog Irene, You have a wonderful way of explaining and informing us of things coming up in life. I am excited for you and the events coming up.

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MJ7DM33 7/2/2012 10:18PM

  Happy 4th!!!

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LKWQUILTER 7/2/2012 9:24PM

    Have a good time Irene and this will just be a little "vacation" for you even if it is mainly at home with friends. (((HUGS)))

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RAWHIDE64 7/2/2012 7:24PM

    Enjoy yourself Irene. You deserve it.

Lew

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JUDITHWITHROW 7/2/2012 6:21PM

    Sounds like a great time.

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MNNSAIDE 7/2/2012 5:42PM

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NEW-CAZ 7/2/2012 5:31PM

    Have a wonderful time Irene! emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 7/2/2012 5:14PM

    You have yourself a good time. We will all be here when you get time.
Living and laughing is what you should be doing, we love yea Irene.

Hugs Mary

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LMMIMI 7/2/2012 5:08PM

    We will be heere when you come back. - Have a wonderful coming days. emoticon emoticon

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DEPAULGIRL09 7/2/2012 5:02PM

    Have a wonderful week Irene!

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PICKIE98 7/2/2012 4:55PM

    You were led to go there, it was His plan for you,, keep going on HIS path!!!

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CAROLYNVIL 7/2/2012 4:01PM

    Have a great 4th of July!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 7/2/2012 3:48PM

    Irene - I LOVE your outlook, and the always great reminder that when we need some support, all we have to do is call on God. :-) Through Him we find our peace and our joy.
Have a terrific week with your friends, and congratulations on taking that day off from Sunday School! It is important that as servants we don't lose sight of the other things in life, like taking a much-deserved day of rest for ourselves. Sometimes it is easy to let serving take over, and that is not good either.
Happy 4th! May God shower you with His blessings!!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/2/2012 3:41PM

    May your week be filled with blessings as you have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!!


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CROWLEY123 7/2/2012 3:11PM

    So great to hear of happy times. You have a great week, and a wonderful holiday, and enjoy your time with all your friends!! TTFN!

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HAPPYMOM8 7/2/2012 2:22PM

    IF ANYONE EVER NEEDED A MINI VACATION, IT IS YOU, IRENE. ENJOY YOUR WHOLE WEEK AND A LITTLE INDEPENDENCE OF YOUR OWN MAKING!
WE LOVE YOU AND WILL BE WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU WHEN YOU GET BACK.
HUGS, PAT

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JSALERNO 7/2/2012 2:15PM

    HAVE A GREAT 4TH

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SLENDERELLA61 7/2/2012 1:46PM

    Just great, Irene! You live your life and come back to Sparks when you have time. Always put your real life first. Take care, Marsha

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/2/2012 1:43PM

    Have a happy and fulfilling week Irene. Happy 4th of July! God Bless You!

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DIDMIS 7/2/2012 1:30PM

    Martha, if I don't post I have a lot of people worrying about me.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.

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NUTINFANCY 7/2/2012 1:25PM

  Just wishing you a happy holiday and week with your friends! Everyone needs time off without having to explain it but I'm glad to know you are doing so well.
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HAPPYSOUL91 7/2/2012 1:02PM

    Enjoy your week

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Enjoy the your fun filled week

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/2/2012 12:47PM

    have an awesome great week, you beautiful lady, your friends are as much blessed with your presence as you are with them, God is so good
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TEXASFILLY 7/2/2012 12:43PM

    I love hearing how your life is so rich and full and blessed! *hugs* Happy 4th to y'all, dear heart~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWANATOPIA 7/2/2012 12:41PM

    God bless you Irene and have a safe Holiday!



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SUNSHINEGB 7/2/2012 12:22PM

    Whew, you do have a busy life and seems it is extra busy right now Irene.
Thanks for letting us know that you won't be around much this week, we worry when we don't see you.

I know you're in direct contact with Monty's son and hope you will keep us posted on how Monty is, he has been such a great friend and always willing to help anyone. He's always faithful and true.

I pray the word you received from God was a good one, beautiful that you remembered what it was!

Have one big, great time with your friend from now till Wednesday . . . you deserve this time!
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DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THIS SCAM

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just in case you get a call like this BEWARE. I hope everyone reads this.

The other day my house cleaner came. We always greet each other with a
"How are you". She said I am very sad and she was weepy.

She had been saving money for something special. Wednesday (July the 4th) is her birthday. After asking her what happened she said she received a phone call. This woman asked her if she would like a box of really nice clothes and said they only cost $440.00. Then she told me they were things like a lot of t-shirts and summer pants. LOL you can get a lot of clothes like that for $440.00 a lot of places. She talked to her husband and he was in agreement. LOL so when she talked to the lady again she told her to send them and she sent the money sight unseen.

When the box arrived it was a box of ugly smelling perfumes she said so she called the lady and she said if you send $440.00 more I will send you the clothes.

Well this time she said she would pay after they arrived. The UPS arrived and he had a little tiny box. She said it was supposed to be a large box of clothes. He said mam there is nothing in this box and let her lift it. They shook it and nothing at all was in it so she refused it . Now she is out $440.00.

I said "How many houses do you have to clean to make that much money". I felt so sorry for her and she said she learned an expensive lesson.

Today I started cleaning out my closet, which I wanted to do anyway. I had already given her 2 blouses sometime ago and she uses them with pants as a uniform as she is tall and the blouses were too long for me but just right for her.



  
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 6/30/2012 4:27PM

  Some people love money more then people.

I wish I had the money I would give it back to her in a way she could not refuse to take it with some brand new clothes she could wear to make her feel happier.

I hope she isn;t too sad over this tragic mistake she made.

We all live and learn. No one was born knowing how to live and what to be careful of as it takes time and living and experience.

It just hurts my heart to see people get hurt over someone else's love of money and not caring who they hurt to get it.

thanks for sharing this Irene.

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JUDITHANNIE 6/29/2012 7:55AM

    People can be so ruthless. It's sad someone would take advantage of someone like tat. Thanks for letting us know and how nice of you for giving her clothes you no longer use or need. Wish her a happy birthday and tell her to try to enjoy anyway........ emoticon

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REDBUD1 6/28/2012 10:18PM

    It's sad to think someone could do this. I'm sure she appreciated your sharing blouses, etc. with her. She learned an expensive lesson. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 6/28/2012 9:41PM

    bless her heart. Some of us are too trusting and naive. I lost $4000. in jewelery and coins and suspect it was my former housekeeper. So I guess it works both ways. I am sad for her and bless you for sharing the blouses.

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MJ7DM33 6/28/2012 9:05PM

  emoticon Thanks for the heads up!!!

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HAPPYMOM8 6/28/2012 7:38PM

    Sad story!
It is hard to believe people are that trusting of strangers . Just from watching the news we should all know of the low life out there .
Hopefully the lesson was learned, the hard way!
Pat

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SUGARPUNK52 6/28/2012 5:53PM

  Sorry to hear about your cleaning lady.It's sad that the world has so many willing to take advantage of others.GOD bless.

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NDTEACHER1 6/28/2012 5:52PM

    That's terrible. What is wrong with people to be this dishonest? I keep getting offers to loan me $1,000. They are not professional looking emails and every day I get at least 5-10 from different people. It says I can click on a link to unsubscribe but I am scared to click on anything then send me. I contacted my internet company and the I.T. told me to do this but I got the feeling he didn't care if it infected my computer so I just keep deleting them and hope they stop.

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NUTINFANCY 6/28/2012 5:34PM

  Scammers look for older people, like we are all gullible????
Three times in one week younger guys in trucks would stop and ask if we would like asphalt they had left over from another job, no way! This is an old scam, the price is probably high, the asphalt is probably inferior and they just might not have enough to finish the job but we'll be right back. YEAH!

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RAINBOWMF 6/28/2012 5:30PM

    Irene, I am sorry, I read stuff like this not believing anyone can be taken for money in such a scam--- I guess I have seen too much in my life time, I trust no one.

Never would I pay for something I did not have in my hands.

Did your house keeper report this scam? I hope so.

Irene see if you could do a little collection of clothing from your church for her.

Hugsssss Mary

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MOM4407 6/28/2012 5:14PM

    These scammers are smart. They know who to call and what to say to get them to give up the money. Does your cleaning lady have a place to sell used clothes?

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KINEPS 6/28/2012 4:48PM

    How sad. Some people are just such jerks . . . taking advantage of others. I hope she can manage to have a happy birthday in spite of this incident.



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SLENDERELLA61 6/28/2012 3:45PM

    Thanks for the warning. So sorry.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/28/2012 3:39PM

    There's too many people out there nowadays ready to scam people. It's like the people that try to hire someone to fix something on there house. ... they pay half up front and then when the person comes to do the job they say they need more money and then more and then more and the job never gets completed but the people are out thousands of dollars. I had an estimate done recently by a guy. LOL he never called me back with the estimate because he knew that I knew he was out to scam me. He had said that he would want half up front because he needed gas to drive around. The half up front is supposed to be for parts.

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NELLIEC 6/28/2012 3:36PM

    I tend to distrust all phone calls wanting money!

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DIDMIS 6/28/2012 3:13PM

    Gloria and all she told me she would never do that and thought everyone was like her.

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JSALERNO 6/28/2012 2:39PM

    I HATE HEARING STORIES LIKE THAT. I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME PEOPLE FEEL THE RIGHT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS.

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SUNSHINEGB 6/28/2012 1:51PM

    It is really sad that people are taken advantage of Irene, your cleaning woman has a trustful heart to send money to someone she doesn't know for things that she hasn't seen!
I agree that if it seems too good to be true then it usually isn't true!

It's kind of you to give her some of your clothes. You are a very kind hearted person!
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LKWQUILTER 6/28/2012 1:44PM

    I see those things on the computer too and delete them as scams. Also we get phone calls for gas money to go "home" or to "fix" their car and then you see them eating at local restaurant. Do I give them anything--"no." I have offered food but do not give money. Sorry she got scammed. ((HUGS))

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MNNICE 6/28/2012 1:31PM

    The "grandchild in trouble" seems to be rampant everywhere and so many have been victim of it. THere are so many scams, so many who steal identities, credit card numbers, etc. It's sad that it has come to that we can't trust anyone anymore.

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SCOTMAMA 6/28/2012 1:21PM

    I can't imagine anyone being so naive as to pay $440 for a box of used clothes. There are stores all over offering "Designer Used Clothing" so you can pick and choose what is appropriate for YOU. And everyone knows used clothing is not worth much. It has also occurred to me, like TERRIMMIX said, where she hoped you might reach in your pocket and give her a few extra dollars or some of your own clothing.

It is easy to see you are a very compassionate person, and it's hard to see a friend taken advantage of. It's natural instinct to reach out and try to make it better. But if it has taught her a lesson, then it wasn't for nothing.

Send up a prayer for her to not be tempted by offers (especially over the phone).
God Bless You!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/28/2012 12:58PM

    That is so sad, Ifeel so much for her,

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DEPAULGIRL09 6/28/2012 12:45PM

    It's so sad that people take advantage of others that way. I'm sorry she went through that.

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CAROLYNVIL 6/28/2012 12:44PM

    so sorry for your friends loss. I receive scams all the time in my email, I just delete them.if it's too good to be true it isn't.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/28/2012 12:27PM

    It is sad that there are people in this world who would take advantage of others.

I always say that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

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DIDMIS 6/28/2012 12:14PM

    TERRIMMIX and all I have known this girl for years and I have been wanting to clean out my closet for a long time and am only giving her things I can't or don't want to wear. I am afraid most of them are not shorts or t-shirts and most of them were given to me by a friend when she and I were both losing weight and I was still a little ahead of her.
I have had a lot of scam messages on the computer which I don't answer as I know they are scam.
Irene

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TERRIMMIX 6/28/2012 12:05PM

    Maybe it's just my suspicious nature but it's also possible that you being such a nice lady and she knows you have nice things that you could give her if she was in a tight spot (like being ripped off by someone else).

It just seems odd to me that someone would agree to pay $440 for clothes when they're cleaning houses and pinching pennies and especially that her husband would agree. When I had a husband, he would gripe at $40 bucks for clothes much less $440.

Be careful just in case and don't give her anything but old clothes that you truly don't need any longer. Also, let her know about any second hand clothing stores in your area. There was a time I did all my shopping there and probably dressed as well as I do now truth be told. :-)

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/28/2012 11:59AM

    I have become much less naive about scams after learning some hard lessons. Last week I received a text message saying that I had been randomly selected to win a free IPAD touch. I knew it had to be a scam so I did not pursue it. Then a few minutes later my husband got the exact same text. LOL. We of course ignored his text as well. It is just so hard to believe that people are out there deliberately coming up with scams all the time. What a waste of time. Their hearts must be filled with evil to prey on so many innocent, trusting people. My heart goes out to your friend.

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TEXASFILLY 6/28/2012 11:50AM

    I'm so sorry about your friend's loss, Irene. I hope she's learned her expensive lesson. Hopefully she will seek to file criminal charges against this charlatan. Thank you for notifying us about yet another scam. God bless~ *hugs* BB~

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GRACEISENUF 6/28/2012 11:10AM

    What a sad scam to pull on someone. That person as you well know did not get away with anything because God saw it and vengeance is the Lords.

How kind of you to go through your closet to bless her.

* I had a dear elderly friend of mine call the other day from Florida and she told me she received a phone call from a male voice on the other end that said, "Grandma, I really need your help, I need you to send me some money". She immediately knew it was a scam as she only has a few grandchildren and distinctly knows their voices. She said I am going to report you and the caller abruptly hung up. I am so glad she recognized the scam.

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BBONET 6/28/2012 11:09AM

    Bless your heart for helping her out!! It might seem funny but to many people get scam and don't even realize it! I sure hope everyone reads this, thanks for sharing!

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LINDAKAY228 6/28/2012 11:08AM

    How sad. There are just so many scams out there. I feel so bad for her!

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