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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving dinner. I was looking forward to turkey and all the trimmings, but I haven't felt that great for a couple days now., running a low grade fever. I watched the parade this morning and called my Mom to say that I was coming, after the parade and I took a shower I always thought showers were suppose to make you feel better, I didn't take one yesterday as I was dizzy when standing up. Living alone, if I fell no one lives under me so, help I've fallen and no one hears me. emoticon I also don't like the way it feels when you are running a fever. After my shower I felt worse, tires, felt like I did a days work and all I wanted to do was go to bed. I called my Mom back and told her I wasn't coming. My brother answer, he said whatever and hung up on me. I guess I am on the sh*t list. I haven't heard from my Mom again.

My sister and I don't see eye to eye and that is where we have dinner. So I tend to weasel out in past years. That is not the case this year. I mean really, who would rather eat cottage cheese, a hard boiled egg and yogurt for lunch that a nice turkey dinner. Not to mention all the pies my Mom has baked. My Mom makes great pie crust, she has my Aunt Hazel's pie crust recipe for years. She makes it from scratch. No Pillsbury for us, no way. I had Prgresso chicken soup for dinner.

I must admit I am down in the dumps missing my son Paul. He was up for parole and didn't get it. He would have been home for Thanksgiving if he got it.

We had our first snow storm yesterday. Didn't amount to much, a couple inches. It started Wednesday morning. That's why I was going to leave on Tuesday evening for my Mom's and spend a few days. emoticon Then I started running a slight fever and I didn't want to go with my Mom and get her sick. So I told her I would wait and see Thursday morning how the roads were and how I was feeling. The weathmen always blow things out of proportion, which they did. I am still running a slight fever but my Mom said she has had a flu shot and a pneumonia shot so she wouldn't get sick. That's not true but I wasn't going to argue with her.

Now it is officially the holiday season. Santa has arrived, I saw him at the end of the parade. They actually had a nice Santa this year. Now I can't complain about seeing all the Christmas commercials and all the stuff in the stores. In fact Frosty and Rudolph will be on TV either this Friday or next. emoticon it's Christmas time in the city. Get out the wallets and the charge cards. Happy Holidays Remember your lifestyle, all things in moderation.

  
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NEW-CAZ 11/28/2014 2:51AM

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    Hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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DGRIFFITH51 11/27/2014 11:19PM

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Sorry you missed out on time with your family. Hope things are better at Christmas for you.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/27/2014 9:22PM

    ((((HUGS)))) Things can never be simple, can they! **SIGH** Sorry to hear about Paul. Prayers.

Hope you're feeling better.

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STEVEN2GO2 11/27/2014 8:45PM

    emoticon Concerning your son not being home for Thanksgiving. Best wishes that at his next Parole Hearing all goes well so that he will come emoticon

By the way if you have any Jewish friends emoticon starts at emoticon down on Dec. 16, our dear Lord Jesus was a Jew.

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ICECUB 11/27/2014 7:51PM

    I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. IT IS TIME FOR CHRISTMAS NOW. PIE SOUNDS GREAT. I AM SORRY YOUR SON WAS TURN DOWN, MAYBE NEXT YEAR. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/27/2014 7:50PM

    I'm sorry to hear you're sick on Thanksgiving! I hope you feel better soon! Sending you extra hugs today!
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GABY1948 11/27/2014 7:14PM

    I do hope you emoticon so take care of yourself. You're right, it's the beginning of the season! And I hope it is a good one for you!

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Today was a good day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gary went home from the hospital this afternoon. That is good news. He has his Mom and her partner staying with him, tending to his every whim and desire. I am sure she is feeding him a bunch of junk, whatever sonny by wants. I hate when his mother is around, she is a PITA, a typical overprotective, doting, clinging, nosy, all up in your a$$ mother. If Gary sneezes she is there to wipe his nose. I am surprised she doesn't follow him to the bathroom to wipe his you know what. He didn't even want her to come up from FL Why do you think Ron and Gary are in CT and Mom is in FL? Because they can't stand her. Gary built an apartment for his father to live in attached to the house, you didn't see him do that for dear ole Mom. The shipped her off to FL. emoticon When I met her, the first question she asked me was Are you Jewish?

I got the tickers for the basketball game in the mail today. On Jan. 4, 2015 I am taking my Mom to Madison Square Garden to see the UConn Women basketball team play against ST Johns. My Mom is a huge UConn fan and this is her Christmas present. The tour company that Gary works for has 2 buses going and we are going on his bus. Of course it is a surprise to my Mom. She knows we are going somewhere, but doesn't know where. I know she will be please. Gary is having a flyer made for me and I will put it in a Christmas card for her. I mean if I don't take her somewhere, what do you get her. She has everything. She has so much jewelry she doesn't wear half of it. She has clothers, knick knacks all that type of stuff. Last year she got a new television for the living room and one for her bedroom. This will be a good trip, no walking, and she loves the girls and I love the coach. It is a win win situation. I love my Mom and I love to make her happy. It may be selfish but I like it when we are one on one with each other. Her attention is on me and mine on her. We have fun on the bus talking or even just sitting next to each other. I will and do cherish those memories. Her falling asleep and her head resting on my shoulder.

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AJDOVER1 11/21/2014 1:49PM

    It's sweet to think of how close you are to your Mom! emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 11/21/2014 12:28AM

    It sounds like a fun trip with your mom!!!! Cherish her!!!
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MRS_TOAD 11/20/2014 8:58AM

    Sounds like you found the perfect gift for Mom. And I'm glad Gary is well enough that the hospital released him.

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GABY1948 11/20/2014 8:53AM

    GREAT blog! Hope it's a great weekend for you!

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2014 2:57AM

    Fantastic news Bonnie! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 11/20/2014 12:04AM

    awesome news about Gary and your Mom too!!!

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ICECUB 11/19/2014 9:04PM

    TOUR MOM WILL LOVE THE TRIP. AND I KNOW SHE WILLL BE ENJOYING YOUR COMPANY. GLAD GARY IS HOME NOW. HOPE HE DOES START TAKING CARE OF HIMSELF. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/19/2014 9:04PM

    That is wonderful you got tickets for you and your mom... she's going to be so surprised! I am so glad to hear Gary is home from the hospital! Hope you had a wonderful day!
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LIVEDAILY 11/19/2014 8:34PM

    I'm sure your Mom is going to be thrilled!!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2014 8:16PM

    So happy Gary is out of the hospital. Hope that he is doing the right things to take care of himself.

That's an awesome surprise for your Mom. I am sure she'll love it.

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Horrors! We're running out of chocolate, candy-maker warns

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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PROT358 11/18/2014 10:40PM

    I would say start stockpiling it now, but chocolate doesn't age too well. All this means that the world needs to devote more acreage to cacao trees. Modern science and agriculture should accommodate this.

One friend said that chocolatiers should just dilute the mixture (milk chocolate - more milk), which doesn't sound good to me. I say give what's left to only the very best so I can continue to enjoy my Ghiradelli and Lindt ;)

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MISSM66 11/18/2014 7:45PM

    I can live without it too,I love chocolate but like anything I can do without it. emoticon

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    That is terrible terrible terrible news!

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    wowwwwwwwwwww

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    NNNNNNNNNooooooooooooooooooo! LOL

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/18/2014 4:43PM

    Oh my gosh! OH NO! What are we going to do? Thanks for sharing the link! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
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1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2014 4:25PM

    Heard that yesterday. OH NO!

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GABY1948 11/18/2014 2:59PM

    Well, I can live without it. And I do but I know some people will panic! Thanks for sharing!

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I did awesome........

Monday, November 17, 2014


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This was my second order. I had to use my Mom's charge card for Kohl's so I would get another 15% off. This was one great sale and I came across it by just looking for pajamas. emoticon On top of this I earned $20.00 on my next purchase. I intend on going to the store and getting Christmas presents. I am so happy I saved $1.00 a day since the beginning of the year.



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The men's lounging pants are a Christmas gift for my brother Chuck. I always get him something because he takes care of my most valuable possesion, my Mom. It feels good to be buying size small instead of XL. I earned $10.00 Kohl's cash on this order for future purchase. I will buy knee socks probably. I think I have taken the title of Queen of shopping from my Mom. emoticon shopper.


  
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MRS_TOAD 11/18/2014 10:05AM

    You got some great deals. emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 11/17/2014 9:35PM

    You KNOW you've done well when you've SAVED more money than you spent!!

Well Done!!

You got some pretty flannel shirts!!

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L*I*T*A* 11/17/2014 9:30PM

    i love Kohls!!!
great you got such good bargins on sale!!

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    emoticon emoticon For sharing.

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    Cool!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/17/2014 12:48PM

    You definitely know how to shop and get those deals! Your mom is right you are a "Queen of shopping!" I love everything you picked out! Way to go girl! I hope you have a wonderful Monday and a fabulous week!
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R.I.P. Aunt Hazel. You will be missed.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

HAZEL S. DEVINO
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HAZEL S. DEVINO - BRISTOL - Hazel S. Devino, age 102, a resident of the Bristol community for over 77 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at her home. Hazel was born on June 27, 1912, to Frank and Edith Ladabouche in Fair Haven, the second oldest of 14 children. She spent her early years there and moved to Burlington as a young adult where she met and married Rollie E. Devino on Oct. 28, 1934. In 1937, Hazel and Rollie moved to the North Street farm in Bristol, where she remained until her death. During this time, Hazel learned the rigors and joys of dairy farming. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and homemaker who perfected the arts of country living including baking perfect pies, vegetable gardening, canning, quilting, sewing, knitting and homemade meals. She served as a role model for her family and community. Hazel was a plain spoken woman who inspired many by her example of hard work and respect for others. Hazel is survived by her four children, Gary and wife, Barbara, of Columbia, Mo., Judith Claire of South Burlington, Linda Godard and husband, Larry, of Shelburne, and Lois Knapp and husband, Hugh, of Shelburne; eight beloved grandchildren, Diane, Nancy, Mark, Glen, Julie, Alison, Christian, and Emily; 15 great-grandchildren; a very special niece, Suzanne Lester and husband, Peter, of Pittsford; dear friends, Susan and John Masterson; as well as many friends and neighbors whose lives she touched over the years. She was predeceased by her husband, Rollie, in 1978; daughter-in-law, Carol Devino; and many extended family and friends. Hazel thought the world of Bristol and St. Ambrose Parish and the residents who live there. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the numerous people who so lovingly helped her in recent years, especially Sharon Palmer, Carol Boise, Donald Godard, and Alan Lathrop, making it possible for her to live in her home until the end of her life. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Please join the family to celebrate the life and passing of our extraordinary mother who will always live in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Ambrose Parish, 11 School St., Bristol, VT 05443; or Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

This is my Aunt Hazel. I wanted you to see the person I was talking about. She doesn't look bad for someone who was 102. This pictures was taken Labor Day this year. She will be missed. I learned something reading this, , I always though she was the oldest. I am going to have to ask my Mom who the oldest was. It has to be one of the boys then.

  
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TREKPURRSON 11/18/2014 3:36PM

    emoticon for sharing! emoticon for your family's loss! Your blog caught my eye because I lost a beloved Aunt Hazel myself, many years ago. 102 years old and stayed in her home all her life=a well-lived life. Sending sympathy hugs! emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 11/17/2014 6:35PM

    Sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 11/17/2014 12:29AM

    I am very sorry for your loss!!! May she rest in peace and may you find comfort in the knowledge that she lived a long and fruitful life!!! God bless you!!!
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SINFULLYQUAINT 11/16/2014 4:25PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was a wonderful person who lived an inspiring life. Thank you for sharing this with us -- I'd love to live this long and have such a loving memory left behind.

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L*I*T*A* 11/16/2014 1:05PM

    your aunt Hazel touched many lives and will continue to do........
what a beautiful tribute to your aunt who lived to be 102 years old....
longevity like that is rather rare these days.........


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MRS_TOAD 11/16/2014 8:57AM

    Beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman.
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NEW-CAZ 11/16/2014 2:39AM

    What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman Bonnie, you did her proud emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 11/15/2014 10:52PM

    She sounded like a very wonderful woman to know. I know that you will cherish her in your heart. emoticon

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ICECUB 11/15/2014 9:23PM

    SHE SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL PERSON. BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE.

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GABY1948 11/15/2014 8:11PM

    Lovely lady, lovely tribute, thank you for sharing!

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PICKIE98 11/15/2014 7:47PM

    She looks like a hugger!! My Grandma was a hugger..Little, but almost cracked your ribs when she hugged you! My aunt carol. last aunt, died last week..

Hugs to YOU!

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STEVEN2GO2 11/15/2014 7:42PM

    Aunt Hazel will continue to live in the so many hearts she touched during her live. Through her children and eight grandchildren in their wonderful memories of her, she still in a way is still here!

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AJDOVER1 11/15/2014 7:08PM

    Thank you for sharing this. You come from a strong, honorable family.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/15/2014 6:53PM

    What a beautiful obituary! Rest in peace Aunt Hazel you will be greatly missed! My prayers go out to you and your family!'
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 11/15/2014 5:47PM

    She sounds like a wonderful woman and I know she will be missed. She has left a legacy and lots of memories I am sure. Hugs.

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LIVEDAILY 11/15/2014 5:28PM

    A wonderful obituary! She was an extraordinary woman!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/15/2014 5:20PM

    ((((HUGS))))) Thanks for letting us know a little about your Aunt Hazel!

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