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We used to have our next door neighbors and kids come over and ring in the new year with Chinese food and Fake Champagne! We would have the TV on one of the channels that reported the "ball" dropping on Time Square. We stopped when either year Tom went off to the Marines or the one prior. Now we are old farts…it's just another night and we hit the hay when we are tired! This year we have invited our gaming friends over for dinner and games…we'll see if we manage to stay awake that long! LOL!

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We don't do anything! One church we attended used to have a midnight service to welcome in the New Year but that stopped a long time ago and I don't know of any that do it---such a shame as I did like attending that. And since I have my gd all day on the 1st and have to be up about 5:30 to go over there, I know I won't be up to see the New Year in. Usually MIchael works at some place but Taylar's mom is getting married that night and they will be there---like this is her 3rd or 4th marriage and she is still having a wedding and party.

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New question: How do you all approach the New Year? Do you look forward to celebrating on the 31st with friends, do you "watch the ball drop" in Time's Square, or do you just stay home and go to bed? Do you get introspective about the past year or do you anticipate a clean calendar and fresh start in the new?

For several years, we got together with our close friends from church and did an "all-nighter" with games for all, videos and video games for the kids (had a couple of small tvs) and we'd just bring our sleeping bags & pillows and stay until after breakfast on the 1st. That was a blast, but all those friends have moved away now and the kids have families of their own. My mother always includes black-eyed peas in her New Year's dishes--partly because it's a good-luck tradition, but mostly because she just likes them. These days, Steve and I just watch a movie and go to bed. It's just another day; however, I do tend to become a bit introspective and try to make plans to change some things that I need to.

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12/17/13 6:16 A

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LOL, Terri, that brought a smile to my face!

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Clean my house, decorate and then take them all down again! I've joked that I wouldn't mind if Steve had a second wife if all she did was clean house. I'd take care of everything else, thank you!

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12/5/13 5:33 P

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Christmas time…come up with ideas and shop for me! All year round…take care of the finances!

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Someone to wrap the presents and to clean up after I make cookies and fudge---LOL
Great question!

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If you could one thing done FOR you--so you could enjoy it but didn't have to do it at Christmas, what would it be?

For me, baking cookies. I like to have them but they are so much work. I enjoy putting up SOME decorations--just less than in the past. And I like to shop and wrap the gifts.

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12/3/13 5:41 A

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Polish poker is fun! I wish my family would play games.

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The best part of my Thanksgiving day was waking up knowing all of my children were safely home. We played Polish poker and had a great time at my sis and bro -in-law's home.The meal was delicious and we had a safe trip home. Our "other" son Ryan was here with DS when we got back so we got to spend some time with both of our boys before DS headed off to work. Ryan stayed to chat a bit even after DS left and that was a treat. He graduates from college on the 21st of this month.

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11/30/13 6:43 A

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Not feeling stressed while cooking---I had everything pretty well planned out so I had time to relax---and I did not have to rush around like crazy to straighten the house.

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What was the best part of your Thanksgiving 2013 day?

Being at Mass…the music, Fr. S' homily, the hugs of friendship before heading home.

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If you look through all of history there is fighting somewhere…look at Cain & Abel and they were brothers.
Funny, though, when we kill the wrong ones in war we are looked upon as evil, but when those we consider the bad guys kill it is just a casualty of war. Double standard!

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NO, don't like war itself---but sometimes it can't be helped---lots of nuts our there as heads of countries. The old movies are not so apt to portray our soldiers as the bad guys.

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DD2 did a paper on Iwo Jima--watched two different movies about it--Sands of Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers. They were about the same subject but VERY different. John Wayne was in Sands of Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers was recently made. I did enjoy both of them.

Otherwise--I don't like war movies. I watched Tora, Tora, Tora in college and became a pacifist right then! Realized that the people killed in that war were my age--the guys I was going to college with. Yep--no more wars for me. Now--I support the people who answer the call to fight but I don't want us to be at war.

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I do like some of the old war movies, too. I did not see Pearl Harbor, wonder if that is on Netflix or at Redbox. I'll have to check. I think at this point in my life I would prefer to watch a documentary.

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I'm with you---don't like many movies about Vietnam---but do like the old movies and find a lot of them have some good accurate info in them. John Wayne being a fav. And the New Pearl Harbor has some good accurate info---not all of it though---but it sure makes you realize how surprised we were. The Longest Day is a good one and Midway also.

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It depends. I don't like the raw, vulgar, sadistic Viet Nam movies (think Sean Penn), but enjoyed some of the old WWII movies with the old actors. (Lee Marvin, John Wayne, etc.) Steve doesn't watch them and would never allow the kids to watch them as entertainment. He said, "No one should have to see war unless it's absolutely necessary and it should NEVER be entertaining." He does watch and allow documentaries, though.

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New Question---Do you like watching war movies?

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Hydrangeas don't mind shade. Azaleas and Camelias both like shady acidic soil too.

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Hmmmm, maybe I should plant some hydrangeas under our pines, no…but would they get enough sun and who would enjoy them…Tucker? LOL!

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They make the soil acidic---which is okay for pines but not for much else---LOL--unless you want blue hydrangeas.

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We try to keep the pine shats under the pine trees! It can be hard at times.

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But not pine shats---LOL

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Our land is fairly wild. We have no lawn to rake, but I have been known to rake the leaves beside our road and have the kids bag them and carry them up to the garden area and dump them. If any of you plan to have a garden spot next spring, pile those leaves on that spot and cover them with black plastic or a tarp. You'll have the yummiest garden spot ever when the weather warms up next year.

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Raked up 4 big piles---dh was able to fit one and half piles in the trash can. And lots more leaves to fall---sigh!

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Our neighbors raked their leaves, yay! This will help our cause when the wind blows! Wish the tree that loves to shed on their property and ours would hurry up and drop all its leaves so that we could be done with keeping up with the leaves, lol!

Cathy, hope it's windy in the right direction tomorrow! Have fun in the autumn weather!

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I plan on getting out there and raking some more today---doesn't look like I touched it---LOL---oh, well, it is great exercise---and tomorrow will be too windy.

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I'm all for jumping, burning, and drinking hot chocolate…count me in!

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I would suggest you make it a fun activity and you all can jump in the piles when done ---maybe even burn some and roast marshmallows over them and drink hot chocolate.

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Dianne, maybe you should have told them to just do it any way! LOL!

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I suggested to the 2 DDs home that they might want to rake the maple leaves--got "no" from both!

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I love going to our park---they have the largest maple leaves there that are soooo cool looking---and the crunch under the feet is nice---but not when they are slippery when wet.

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I like it when I walk along an area that is covered in the dry leaves. I like the sound and feel...takes me back to being a kid. Back then we used to rake them all together and jump in them before my Dad would take them to the curb and burn them. I used to kick the leaves along when I'd walk to school, too! Ah! Good times!
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Hubby will blow them off the lawn into the street for pick-up--ours is in Dec. I fill 2 trash cans and put those leaves into my composter with the household food waste--get nice compost that way! We have mowed the lawn for the last time last weekend.

The maples and oaks still have all their leaves.

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I did mow over some of them the last time I cut grass---mulched them up nicely. But we have an area I have to rake them off---it is a big mulched area---it can be a pain---I need to get dh to find the leaf blower and use it on that area----and then I might mow again just to do the leaves mulching thing again plus to use up the gas that is in the mower. But I do like to rake up some piles for my gd to jump into. We usually put them in our trash can for the pick-up.

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We mow over them and catch them in the bagger. Then we put them under some of the trees in the yard.

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We rake them to a long row of piled leaves at the end of the grass ( we don't have sidewalks) and the village sends trucks to take them away.

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New question---what do you do with fall leaves?

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I enjoy raking the leaves---good exercise!

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I just wish it didn't get dark so darn fast! Hard to get a walk after dinner now!

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I love the colors and the cooler temps. Walks in the afternoon are super nice too.

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I love the cooler temps and being able to have no ac on and the front door open. I love being able to burn things in my chiminea---something I plan to do this coming weekend since it is supposed to be wet all week it will be safe to do that. I love the colors of autumn and being able to use my oven again without overheating the house. I love to be able to wear my jeans and different tops.

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I used to love the "routine" of school, etc but with no kids home, we don't really find that anymore.

I love the nip in the air (notice I didn't say cold--I AM from WI, after all!) and being all cozy in bed. We keep the windows open as long as the heat isn't on--I love that!! I also love wearing sweaters and HS/college sports--at least I did when in HS and college! Girls didn't have sports teams in HS so never got into it in NJ.

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Getting back into a "normal" routine where DH and I can spend our weekends together,the absolutely gorgeous colored leaves and relaxing near a warm fire at night to take of the chill.

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The smell of smoke from woodburning stoves, firepits, and fireplaces in the crisp Autumn air is one of my favorite parts of Autumn.

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The most exciting day of school was my last day of high school. I was an orphan so we didn't have friends. It wasn't until I left "home" that I had the freedom of friendship. School was kinda boring anyway because I was so much farther ahead than my peers. I had college professors beginning in the 9th grade.

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I loved those state tests too, Dianne! We lived about 6 blocks from the library when I was young and I'd ride my bike down to borrow books, too. I particularly loved a series of biographies for children. That's where I learned about quite a few famous people in history. They started with A's and went alphabetically (Abigail Adams, Luisa May Alcott, George Washington Carver, etc). I know I didn't make it through the entire series, but really enjoyed them. I'm not surprised that you tested above grade level. I did too, but only in the Language Arts--not so much in Math and Science.

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Oh, I remember in 6th or 7th grade going to the adult side of the library--the book The Godfather had some interesting things to read--and people would tell you the page numbers!! I do know I didn't understand it the first time I read that stuff! LOL

I have the Harry Potter books on tape and will put them on with the volume load and clean while listening.

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Now that is silly because back then, they were pretty clean compared to how they are nowadays---and better written in the past, too.

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I read a lot too... I remember sneaking mother's harlequin's in around 5th grade....got in ALOT of trouble for taking those to Catholic school!

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Dianne, sounds familiar on the reading. By 4th grade I had read every book in the children's section and many of them multiple times so the librarian would take me over to the adult section and help me pick out appropriate books for me there---unfortunately, I could not travel back and forth--too far---I would take home about 12 and in a few days want to go back but they were only open one night a week and Mom worked---so I reread lots of books---and I still will reread a good book--like visiting an old friend.

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I remember being unable to sleep the night before the first day of school--we'd go to last year's classroom to find out who our teacher was--and with 2 classes per grade, you might not get your friends in your class. So I'd be awake all night worrying. I don't ever remember getting school supplies--I am thinking we must have shared crayons, etc for a long time...I do remember picking out notebooks for HS--I still love new notebooks and pens/pencils.

I was also a "troublemaker"--I was smart and would KNOW stuff after once through and get so bored. We didn't "accelerate" kids but I graded papers and read lots of books. I remember in 3rd grade, I got a special book for getting a 100% on some assessment test. I also remember wanting to do more of the IOWA Basic Skills tests--those were "fun problems that made me think". I always placed 3-4 grades ahead.

We lived in the country and school meant seeing friends. Otherwise, summer was helping with the garden and little siblings or READING--I'd ride my bike into town (2 miles) in the AM, take the books home and read then and go back in to do the oral book reports in the afternoon and get more. I was the reading queen for 3 (?) years in a row.

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Joyce, I didn't have to go through List Withdrawals because I went back to school myself! I've only recently (last year) given up being a student myself--maybe it was that urge to buy school supplies that kept me going for so long! LOL!

I think I was like Cathy. My parents both worked and we weren't allowed to run wild, so going back to school was an opportunity for social activity for me. I loved school until my Jr. year and then I just wanted to be done. I had gone to summer school for 3 summers (back when you could actually work AHEAD instead of just remedial work) so I only needed 5 credits and a semester Govt. class to graduate. I graduated mid-term, right before my 17th birthday and have never regretted it.

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Joyce, I think we all felt sad when we no longer had to use those lists---but for me, that stopped with high school, so not so traumatic. And like you, I lived in the country and did not get to see my friends until I went back to school---I think that is why I so looked forward to the start of school---someone to talk to and things to do.

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Anne, I went to catholic school too- but no uniforms- very small. My 8th grade clas was 4 people. It made for a rough transition to highschool with freshman class of 200.
I enjoyed school, summers were long as we lived in country and I didn't have friends close.
I enjoyed school supplies- new pens and paper. awe some.


on a side note, walmart has a carosel every august with the local schools shopping list. This was the 1st year in 20 yrs I did not have to look around for a list....yes I cried. emoticon

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Never have liked tablets, always wanted real notebooks and real paper.

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Terri, it wasn't the train ride that made me dislike school. No, it was the fact that I was so shy that I was afraid of my own shadow! Social life was not my cup of tea. If there was a way to put the person I was into the person I am, I would be as different as night and day! I'm not sure when I came out of my shell, but I did and I am glad I did. Wish I had my personality back then, but then maybe I'd be an obnoxious twit now, lol!

We would just get the basics, some #2 pencils, a couple of blue pens, and a few notebooks. Thought it was pretty cool when I graduated to 3 or 5 subject notebooks. It wasn't though...I'd always fill one in and still have lots of paper left in the others, ha, ha!

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Oh, the fun of shopping for new school supplies---I always liked picking out a new notebook and things like that---my mom worked part time at the 5 and dime store and I would be there when all the stuff was out and would check out every one of them and keep looking until I decided the perfect one for me---LOL---but I never remember shopping for new school clothes---the only time I remember getting new stuff was at Christmas time---guess we probably did or got hand-me downs from other people for school---but I don't remember so I guess I was not tramatized by it. I do remember by grandmother crocheting me all those vests in different colors and how the other girls envied me---that is the only time I remember having things that others wanted. And we had to wear dresses or skirts up til I was in the 10th grade--man, I had some short ones, too.
Terri, I used to get in trouble in 3rd grade as I read everything so fast and was done before anyone else. And my aunt had taught me that summer how to do long division and multiplication so I was ahead of everyone else there, too..

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Oh Anne, I'm sorry you felt that way about school. Do you think it was the ordeal of the train ride that ruined it for you?

I LOVED everything about going back to school when I was the student, with the exception of shopping for clothes and shoes. My mother would have kept me in white oxfords all my life if she could have and I was always covetous of the stylish shoes the other girls wore. Of course, their cute little "Go-Go boots" (remember those?) would be trashed by Halloween and my sturdy white saddle oxfords were still being polished weekly and looked fine until Easter, when I might get some sensible sandals--ugh!

I couldn't wait to get my new books and would come home after school and play "school" with my little brother. When I was in 3rd grade, I finished my Spelling workbook and Reading Comprehension book in about 3 weeks and ended up being bored in class (and causing some trouble) until they decided to bump me up to the 4th grade (no more boredom/trouble).

I still love going to Staples and walking through the aisles of school supplies...fresh paper, new markers, mechanical pencils, pens...yep, I'm strange. :)

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I did not like school much, so I was very sad when summer ended and the 1st day of school arrived. I went to Catholic school and had to get uniforms...I hated that, too. Not the uniform, but the train ride to get it. We would have to go into Boston via the elevator train. I was, no am, afraid of heights (not as bad as before). This train would take this turn just before Dudley station and it terrified me...I'm surprised I wasn't one of those kids that died of a heart attack! The train leaned over, what I thought was enough to make it fall off the tracks. Obviously it wasn't, but to a little kid...oof! Fortunately, as I got older, the phobia decreased, because I had to take that train to college. Now the train is underground. As I remember this I can almost hear the squealing of the wheels on the tracks on that turn!

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NEW QUESTION---Were you excited growing up when the first day of school came? Share some memories about it.

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10/06/84 Our most memorable anniversary was definitely our 8th one. We dined at Perkins in Marshfield for breakfast and then we relieved our "babysitters," the nursing staff of the Neonatal ICU because we were FINALLY able to take our precious little bundle home for the very first time. ( She was born on July 21st.) We drove for an hour to get home and were surprised by a cake congratulating us on our anniversary and DD3's homecoming. The woman who brought the cake in had been watching DS and DD2 and later on she brought them home and our family of five was together AT HOME...AT LAST!

Dianne, I am amused because I just noticed that you actually posted this ON DD2's birthday!

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Know I could not do that!

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Going out was a bigger deal when the 3 girls were home--baby sitters and such. Now--we might go to a nice restaurant or a Mexican place since we always like that but not such a big deal. I do like to get out the wedding photos and look at those. That is what I did with the girls when they were little. I COULD get my dress out again and try it on--bet it will be loose! LOL I made it myself and never had it packed away fancy--I put it in a box with blue tissue paper and it hasn't yellowed yet! I did wear it for our 20th anniversary.

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Our boys are pretty crazy about Star Wars too---we definitely made that a family event in our house. LOL We do go out for our anniversary, but often not on the date with my dh's work schedule, it is hard to go out except at certain times. We do like to try someplace different or not our usual places--which isn't hard since we rarely go out---LOL

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Cathy--Star Wars was our "date" movie--I think we saw it together about 10 times! And now our DDs love it!

We don't do much for anniversary either--when DD1 was born, hubby MADE me leave her home (at 2 weeks old) to go out for a nice dinner--made me crazy worrying about her and she was find! (She had been due on our anniversary but came 2 weeks early.)

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5/26/74 We celebrated 39 years this spring and were too busy to do anything special. In fact, it was before we got our new mattress and I couldn't even sleep in my own bed! We have always tried to get away for the long weekend (Memorial Day) near our anniversary but now that the kids are all out of the house, we don't need to escape.

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We celebrated our 35th with a Happy Anniversary wish and out to dinner...our usual experience. We always kept it, as well as birthday's low key.

Happy belated Anniversary, Cathy!

Happy early Anniversary, Dianne!

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In May---just hit 35 years---never really had a great anniversary story---One neat thing is that Star Wars seemed to always premiere around our anniversary so we went to that---and then this year Star Trek came out around it, so that was our treat.

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Another question: When is your wedding anniversary? Ours is coming up in August. Any super wedding or anniversary stories to tell?

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I know I'm a week late, but my favorite emoticon 4th of July activity was my family going to the fireworks with my ex-next-door neighbor's family. TWe would park about 1 mile away from the fireworks' area, walk to the area, then plank our butts down while the kids played cards or ran around a bit. They always have a decent to excellent display...depending upon the funding! emoticon I love feeling every boom and hearing everyone say, "Ooooo! Ahhhhh!" as the fireworks went off! And the aroma of the sausages and peppers emoticon stand, the cotton candy, and the emoticon popcorn...mmmm! Good times, good times!

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TCM---turner Classis movies---at 5:30 PM tonight.

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Cathy, what network is showing Yankee Doodle Dandy? I have FIOS/cable and would like to see that, too! Let me know if you think of it.

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I rarely get to see Fireworks on the 4th---hate crowds ---Ocean City has the best but it is a nightmare to go there and locals know to stay away. We usually have a cookout but dh has to work this year and so does Michael so we are not doing anything special and have no great memories----except that I like to watch Independence Day on the 4th and also Gettysburg. And I think Yankee Doodle Dandy is on TV tomorrow night---that is a great oldie movie.

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Okay--favorite July 4 (or Canada Day) memory or tradition--New question!!

Our town here in NJ used to have the biggest fireworks in the area next to NYC. We'd do it on July 3. I remember going in 1985--DD1 was born a month later. Every BOOM of the fireworks would be reflected in her jump a second or two later! She wasn't too thrilled with the noise! Hated it even more the next year but made her displeasure more known by crying!

We had been able to see many of the fireworks from our front lawn and did that for many years--closer to a bathroom, no long walk home in the dark (people would park way over by our house--it drew over 100,000 people) and we could hear the simulcast music. I miss them but don't miss the crowds! Donations didn't keep pace with the cost of the fireworks and the extra police, etc so they stopped doing them last year.

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Great that you found a person to fit that role model

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My uncle (Mom's brother) was the dad/husband I wanted. His love for his family was demonstrated by service, time, and playfulness. My own father was a good provider but was never able to express love and acceptance--probably because he hadn't been taught how, but that didn't help as I was growing up. I used to spend time every summer in my uncle's home and was SO envious of the relationship he had with my cousins. He would get down on the floor and wrestle with us and tickle and wear us out before we went to bed--and I never saw him pass my aunt in a doorway that he didn't touch her in a sweet way. I decided at a young age that I wanted a man like that--and I got one!

Steve is a near perfect example of a servant-leader and has both modeled it for our sons and set the bar for our daughters and granddaughters.

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I agree 100% Dianne I love hearing them, and telling them.

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I think the love fathers/grandfathers have for their kids IS expressed in "doing" things rather than "saying" things. I love these stories.

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MY grandfather was the male figure in my life---the last 5+ years of his life, he was confined to his chair due to RA which had crippled him---One day we wanted to go to Ocean City to the rides but my mom said NO---this was while we were eating dinner at my grandparents house---my grandfather chirped up--I wouldn't mind a ride down there for some popcorn---so of course we were then going. When we got home, my mom chewed us out as it really hurt my grandfather to transfer from the chair to the car. It made me more aware of how much pain he was in after that---and I appreciated the sacrifice he made so that we could go to the rides.

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My DH was and still is an awesome Dad he taught our boys how to fish, gun safety, mechanic how to mow a lawn he taught them everything a boy should learn from his dad he coached their baseball teams.

To this day our DS friends come and ask his advice and he will go out and help them on projects they have. No matter how much I complain about anything he was and still is a emoticon dad.

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New QUESTION!!! What memory do you have of your dad or your husband as a dad? (Or--any male role model, if your own father/husband isn't a good one to remember?)

My dad is a fisherman--and I ALWAYS wanted to go with him. I convinced him to take me trout fishing with him ONCE--and never again--when I was 6-7-8 years old--don't know for sure. I don't know if you have ever gone trout fishing but you have to walk along the edge of the stream and these are "out in the fields/woods" type of streams--no neat place to walk. I got stuck in the mud, I started crying, it got cloudy/stormy and Dad had to carry me and his stuff back to the car--this was at least a mile away. Then we got there and couldn't find the car keys--thank God they were very close by and we found them. He never yelled at me--just told me and my mom that he wasn't ever taking me trout fishing again. Out in the row boat--fine but not trout fishing--and I never asked to go again!!

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Yes they are and it has only been 3 days,and they are doing really good they are getting more used to do things our way instead of like home LOL. Kids got on the boat today the dogs are taking it much better than they are LOL wont be hearing from them for the next 7 days or they better not text us from the boat We have told them everytime their babies are just fine LOL.

Almost forgot got emoticon and 85 degrees maybe that is why it is going better LOL

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At least the dogs are keeping you active.

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Yes I know the pain is a lot worse when I sit and do nothing. It is just not going to stop raining here and with babysitting 3 dog's it is making it so much fun, but keeps us busy that is for sure. Faith

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Glad you found something you can do---and it will help---actually sitting and not moving those limbs makes it worse.
Slowly getting my gardens going--this cold has put me behind.

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2nd time around posting this lol. My goal for the rest of this month of May is to exercise 10 minutes a day.

Today after reading our awesome great team leader post about pain I found a great palates video that was so relaxing and felt so great on the lower back, hip, and leg pain I will be doing that everyday for sure. It is only going to help me more when the pool is available to swim more laps without so much lower back pain.

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I am still looking forward to getting the flower pots for the front porch--hubby put in a double hanger for me last year. I think I will just purchase 2 as a Mother's Day gift to me.

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Now that April is nearly at its end, the fun I was looking forward to was the kids' softball games and track meets. The warmer weather means getting outside and getting dirty while working in the flower beds and garden, pruning trees, cutting firewood, and planting things.

I bought some petunias and other plants for my hanging pots and got them potted the other day. Now I need to macrame 4 more hangers for the new bowls.

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I am not actually sure---they do cut their own fries so no frozen potatoes, cooked in peanut oil but they go from vat to vat---not just in one vat of oil---and I have others that are close but nothing beats the taste of them so far. Maybe it is the good ole salt air.

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Cathy, I am very curious as to what makes those fries so special, salt, a different flavor, crispiness? I would LOVE to go to a Boardwalk. We are going to visit my home town this weekend and DH and I are surprising our niece for her birthday as well as having a hotel getaway for two, I guess that is my April thing to do...this year.

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Cathy, I have neglected this thread but wanted to respond now. The reason behind giving something up for Lent is to save that money and then donate it to a good cause at the end of Lent. Catholic Relief Services gives to thousands of worthwhile charities around the world so we put the coins we save into a mite box and then it is collected during Easter season. I like this but I also like adding something for the common good as well.

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Good one, Sara---and nice to hear from you on the boards.

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I would like to get back to what I weighed last year at this time. I've gained about 7 pounds and it's scaring me.

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