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10/31/12 2:07 P

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I have a difficult time sitting still.....

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10/28/12 7:58 P

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I don't like bugs either! But living in the south you just come to accept them as a fact of life! Hate the waterbugs the most! They are like big roaches. We seem to have lots of millipedes or centipedes, whichever they are in our apt. You think those are harmless, I found out they will sting you! We found a small scorpion crawling across the kitchen counter the other day, that was scary, in the spring we have problems with piss ants, now I know why they are called piss ants. LOL! emoticon We have everything sealed in plastic bags and I mean everything. But the one I HATE the most is those camel back crickets, they will jump right at you! Thankfully I haven't seen any in our apt. Oh the joys of living in the south.

I can't sing, dance, or write. I like to do cross stitch but need to be in the mood, I like to scrapbook, but haven't been in the mood for that lately either. Friends like to talk to me, they say I am a good listener and can keep a secret.

Dirty dishes in my sink don't bother me too much, but I MUST have my bed made up every morning! Not a clean freak but not a slob either.

Hope everyone sleeps well tonight, which means time to take my pill. emoticon

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I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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10/28/12 7:47 P

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You are too funny Renie!

My daughters think I am crazy funny, but I want to learn how to do "The Shuffle" dance, it is this high-energy techno dance routine to some real cool upbeat song by a group called LMFAO. (I don't even want to know what the acronym for this group is). They laugh at me which makes me want to be ready to demo it for them when we are together at Christmas this year......Lol....

I WILL LEARN IT SOMEDAY, I PROMISE. It's on my bucket list too!

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10/28/12 3:07 P

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I think you two need to come visit me in the nursing home. Lots of us old folks here. :D

Dirty dishes in the sink don't bother me at all. My office is also a combination of Hoarder and slob. emoticon My mother is probably looking down from Heaven and staring daggers at me. She was a clean-freak. Yikes! She probably thinks I'm going to Hell for sure.

I have a little bit of curl in my hair--or maybe it's natural Cowlicks! emoticon

I don't like flying insects that flutter in my face, or spiders that go zipping across my floor towards me.

Try to talk to you later. emoticon

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10/27/12 4:36 P

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I am afraid of bugs; especially bees.

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10/26/12 4:09 P

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I can't sleep if there are dirty dishes in the kitchen sink.

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10/25/12 8:54 A

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Shirley, that's awesome! I love old people too. My very first job at age 14.5 was in a convelescent home. I worked in the dining room serving the residents their meals. I became very close to the people who I served.

Another fun fact about me is that I can't sit still. It is hard for me to relax until everything that has to be done is done. Normal, or weird?

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10/24/12 5:36 P

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I love elderly people! I just find them so fascinating and love hearing their life stories. I worked in a Catholic Home for the Aged right out of high school and loved it. The nuns encouraged us to sit and talk with the residents when we had time in between our other duties. I enjoyed every minute of it. It must be a gift I have because other people have remarked to me how well I interact with old people. I just get this warm feeling inside of me whenever I get the chance to spend time with them. I wish my knees and body could stand the rigors of working in a nursing home again. Maybe some day I will lose this weight and will be able to do it again. I used to volunteer to go play bingo with my woman's group from church at a nursing home, that was fun too!
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10/24/12 1:04 P

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I sometimes work as a florist in weddings; making bouquets, Boutonnieres, corsages, and other floral decor from silk flowers. It is very economical for the bride and groom and something they and their wedding party and families can keep forever as a memory of their special day.

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10/23/12 9:03 A

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I have naturally wavy hair, but don't like it. I blow dry it straight.

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10/18/12 5:23 P

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Oh Gigi, I work with two people who are OCD and one of my supervisors I have found is a perfectionist! I am a perfectionist to a point but not that crazy. I do like organization. I am organized at work but home is a whole nother story. I really try though. (just don't look at my office right now) My poor husband is not organized at all on top of being a pack rat. We have a lot in common but do we ever clash on the clutter stuff!

I have stick straight hair! Drives me crazy! I have always wished for a little natural wave. It won't hold curl at all. The tangles and getting it to do anything in the mornings is so time consuming. So before I have surgery in Dec. I have decided to get it all cut off, very short. My husband isn't liking the idea that much but I have to have something that I can just wash and let dry naturally. Just can't deal with it. I keep telling him it will grow back. Hoping I don't chicken out!

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10/18/12 2:22 P

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Congrats on being a newlywed Shirley. So glad you found the perfect soul-mate. I am also happy to hear that I'm not the only one who likes things in their proper place.

Another fun fact about me is that I have naturally wavy/curly hair and I DO NOT like it. I blow dry it straight every single day.

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10/17/12 9:40 A

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I am a newlywed. We have been married for just over a year. My husband found me on the internet on one of those dating sites! Yes, they do work! He's my soul-mate! We went out to dinner before we even talked on the phone, it was like love at first sight.

Gigi! I love everything having a place and for things to be neat, but it just doesn't happen at our house. My husband is in the newspaper business and it seems like their has been a major paper explosion at our house. He is also into collecting and holding onto records (yes records), and CD's. He loves music. I also found a box full and I mean full of cassette tapes and another one with VHS tapes in it. Will he ever part with these treasures, probably not! Don't even get me started on the boxes with old papers in them. I am still trying to adjust to all of this! I am a tosser and he is a collector! Shirley

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10/17/12 9:29 A

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I am a neatness and organizer freak....my daughters say I am so to the point that they have labeled me as OCD.

I do like things tidy and in their place so that I know where things are when I need them.

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10/16/12 10:35 A

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I have 5 sisters and NO brothers.

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10/11/12 12:29 P

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You are funny, Renie! Yadkinville is still a real small and low populated area. I am sure there are at least 200 people. Lol.....

I absolutely love Utah. I am hoping to retire there someday. My husband and I camp for a whole week in Utah every summer. It is the most beautiful state by far! We love Red Canyon, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Friuta (my husband says I am a natural born fruit picker) and Zion to name a few! So much to do and see! Love Utah!

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10/11/12 12:25 A

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Were there a lot of Yadkins living there? I was born in Panguitch, Utah. Panguitch means Big Fish. The Indians used to hold their Pow Wows at Panguitch Lake. I was born in my Grandma and Grandpa Henrie's South Room--no doubt a Southern Plantation habit. They thought I was dead and my poor Mom was hemorrhaging. So they set me on the treadle sewing machine and went to work on her. My paternal grandmother saw my eyelashes flutter and hollered for the doc. He gave me a shot of adrenaline and here I am to tell the story. For my first Christmas, my parents saved up and bought me a plush, furry Teddy Bear. When I'd get a hold of the bear's fur, I'd go into hysterics and start shrieking, but couldn't let go. My poor parents. Sigh. :D

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10/10/12 5:21 P

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Yadkinville is a real tiny town between Greensboro and Winsten-Salem. I lived there until I was about 6 years old and then moved to California.

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10/10/12 4:06 P

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Where in the world is Yadkinville? I have never heard of it. My son went to college in Boone, so I have been there several times and I have a good friend who lives in Concord and I have been to see her a few times. What a strange name for a town, I guess it was pretty small! Did you live there all of your life?

That is funny about your birthday though. Very unusual.

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10/10/12 10:52 A

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I was born in Yadkinville, North Carolina. (Yes, there really exists such a place).

My birthday is June 11, 1963. The doctor or hospital (Yadkinville Memorial) made a mistake on my birth certificate. They claim I was born on Wednesday, June 11, 1963 at 2:10pm. June 11 in 1963 fell on a Tuesday. So, was I really born on June 11, a Tuesday? Or June 12, a Wednesday? (see link below)

Or could it be that those southerners just consumed a little bit too much moonshine? LOL!

June 1963 Calendar link: http://www.rocketcalendar.com/calendar/196
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10/10/12 9:42 A

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Oh Renie! How funny! I was laughing so hard. Sounds like it was a crazy house. Thankfully their house is calmer then that. The cats are pretty mellow, but the dog is something else. He's really sweet, but thinks he is a lap dog and he isn't! I guess he just wants to cuddle. The bad thing is I am terribly allergic to cats and I am allergic to dogs but not as bad as cats. I fill myself full of meds starting two weeks before I go to visit and have to keep my inhaler on hand the whole time I'm there. Needless to say my visits are very short and very far apart. I prefer they come to see me, that doesn't happen very often though either. :(
I love the story of the parrot and the cat. Too funny! Thor has a light on a timer, she feeds him well and has his schedule to a science. Can you imagine being asked to pet sit for them though? Not me!

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Believe it or not, my daughter had an Iguana too. That was along with her Macaw parrot, very old cat, and a dog. Her Iguana didn't get enough light--she kept letting him out of the aterium (sp?) and he died. The parrot would call the cat, Here Kitty Kitty, and then try to bit his tail off as he sashayed past. The cat Poopie, would act like he didn't know the bird was there, and the Iguana would go zipping over the top of the furniture and my head. The Macaw would unpick the stitches in my furniture. Ask me how much I enjoyed all this. No, not really. :D Maybe I'll share my stories with you all.

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Renie

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10/9/12 8:02 P

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Well, since he lives in Florida and I am in Georgia I rarely get to see him anymore, not like when he was little and just a baby. I've never held him and can't remember if I ever even touched him. He really does creep me out. But when I do visit I will go peek into his room and tell him Hi and usually take a picture. He's really big! I have more fun with their other pets though.

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10/9/12 5:43 P

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Shirley! An Iguana! You are one brave soul! Have fun with Thor and thanks for sharing..

Gigi

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Congratulations to all the new great grandmothers, that is wonderful news! I am still waiting to be a grandma, hmmm, my children need to get busy! My oldest son isn't even serious about anyone right now I don't think. And my youngest son who is married says they don't want children but I think they are slowly warming up to the idea. My daughter-in-law wants to be a vet and is trying to get into vet school. For some reason it is more difficult to get into a vet school then it is a medical school.
Anyway, I have a fun and funny fact for you all. I don't sing or write or even dance :( But I do have a grandchild of sorts or so that's what my kids and co-workers tell me! It's an Iguana! He is huge and his name is Thor! He kind of gives me the creeps and doesn't like to snuggle! (Thank goodness)
I know you are all probably rolling on the floor right now laughing, but I swear it's the truth! When they first got him and would come to visit me my daughter in law would hold him in her lap in a pillowcase the whole trip...and bring his cage and lights with them. Now he has a room all to himself and a huge cage. Why an Iguana you ask? I have no idea! (They also have two cats and a three legged dog, never a dull moment in their house believe me)

Anyway, that's my fun and very funny fact! Have a great day! Shirley

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You just look like a singer. That thrills me for some reason. I haven't heard that song. I'll have to check it out and get the words.

I write stories and some poetry. I have some short stories and some of my poetry published. I also help edit and get other author's work ready to publish. I like doing it, but the illnesses I've had recently have kind of shut me down. I've got a new story started and my friend keeps bugging me to get it finished. She wants to know what happens, and I tell her I don't know 'cause I haven't written it yet. emoticon

Helen and I have been best friends since the third grade. Isn't that super? emoticon

I think I need to clean my keyboard. The keys keep sticking.

Luvies,
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Congrats on being a Great Grandma, Renie!

Another fun fact about me is I love to sing; in fact I sang a beautiful song (solo) today at Church called, "What Love Is This?" by Kari Jobe and almost cried while I was singing it. This song is so touching.

I also sing at wedding and funerals. Funerals are tough; weddings are my favorite!

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How fun!

I get to be Grandma GREAT because I'm a great grandma now.

I'm the oldest of seven siblings. First I got 3 brothers, and then 3 sisters. I said everytime I got a brother, I asked for a sister. It finally worked.

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Gigi is a nickname given to me by my kids. It stands for "Grandma Gina."

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