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Old 11-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #11
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1. Who would you invite for dinner, living or dead?

2. If I lost you in the bookstore, what section would I find you in?

3. You have 48 hours of freedom, what are you going to do?
1. That would be my deceased family.....mom, dad, brother and husband, who are all gone now. My sons and grandkids would be there too, so they could get to know each other. What a great time we would have!! Dad would be grilling the steaks, and Mom would be warning him that hers had better be rare. I sure miss all of them.

2. I'd be in the cookbook section, or in the historical novel section.
I have a passion for historical novels, and love being transported to another place and time.

3. What an interesting question PF. That's assuming I feel repressed in some way, and I don't. Freedom from what? People who know me, would call me a free spirit, so I'd pretty much do what comes naturally. I'd so hate to have only 48hrs !!


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Old 11-27-2010, 03:08 PM   #12
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Would you get more satisfaction from preparing a perfect meal for ten people or from teaching those ten people how to prepare that meal?

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My first reaction, is I'd like to teach them how to make the meal, but you couldn't get 10 people in my kitchen. I'd love to donate my time in a professional kitchen, to teach 10 young mothers how to prepare meals for their family, instead of feeding them junk food. That would be a real satisfaction. I know Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is controversial, but I think he's right on the mark.
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are you a fast or slow reader? who is your favorite author? what kind of books do you like? how many books have you read this year?
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:04 PM   #14
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1. That would be my deceased family.....mom, dad, brother and husband, who are all gone now. My sons and grandkids would be there too, so they could get to know each other. What a great time we would have!! Dad would be grilling the steaks, and Mom would be warning him that hers had better be rare. I sure miss all of them.

2. I'd be in the cookbook section, or in the historical novel section.
I have a passion for historical novels, and love being transported to another place and time.

3. What an interesting question PF. That's assuming I feel repressed in some way, and I don't. Freedom from what? People who know me, would call me a free spirit, so I'd pretty much do what comes naturally. I'd so hate to have only 48hrs !!


Freedom = no unwanted phone calls, no cleaning, no expectations from anyone else. I agree 48 hours is not enough, have to be creative or sleep!
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are you a fast or slow reader? who is your favorite author? what kind of books do you like? how many books have you read this year?
According to my husband I'm a slow reader, but that's coming from someone who reads a complete book almost every day. I read at a rate that's comfortable for me. I can certainly read faster, but I don't need to, so I don't. I enjoy savoring a book.

I'm not sure I have a favorite author, but my favorite book of all time, I read this year......Jeffery Archer's "Kane and Abel". I don't know why I missed it 30 yrs ago when it was proclaimed a masterpiece of it's time. Imo it's a masterpiece for all time.
What a book!!

My favorite books are historical novels

I've read all 14 of Eugenia Price's historical novels of the Antebellum South this year, plus about 10 more I would guess.
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Freedom = no unwanted phone calls, no cleaning, no expectations from anyone else. I agree 48 hours is not enough, have to be creative or sleep!
Unwanted home phone calls go to voice mail. Nobody has my cell phone number, and I don't turn it on unless I make the calls. No cleaning for 48 hrs? That happens all the time, and the cleaning cops have never showed up. Expectations from others? That's why I retired.
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Unwanted home phone calls go to voice mail. Nobody has my cell phone number, and I don't turn it on unless I make the calls. No cleaning for 48 hrs? That happens all the time, and the cleaning cops have never showed up. Expectations from others? That's why I retired.
I still have 25 years before I can think of retiring, I guess that's why I wonder what to do with 48 hours of no expectations, I'm either at work or at home taking care of cats, Shrek, bills, etc.
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I still have 25 years before I can think of retiring, I guess that's why I wonder what to do with 48 hours of no expectations, I'm either at work or at home taking care of cats, Shrek, bills, etc.
PF, I've been wondering how my late husband of 42 years, would have answered that question..... You have 48 hours of freedom, what are you going to do?
He was under such terrible pressure running a business, and never got to enjoy retirement, as he died at only 61. I wonder what he would have said.
What would your answer be, PF?
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PF, I've been wondering how my late husband of 42 years, would have answered that question..... You have 48 hours of freedom, what are you going to do?
He was under such terrible pressure running a business, and never got to enjoy retirement, as he died at only 61. I wonder what he would have said.
What would your answer be, PF?
Easy, rent myself a hotel room and bury myself in it with books and a selection of DVDs (with my portable player). Bubble baths and bed...heaven!

I have seriously lacked any "Me" time since Shrek retired. And when Shrek was gone for 5 days, I still had everything else to deal with.
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I'd love to donate my time in a professional kitchen, to teach 10 young mothers how to prepare meals for their family, instead of feeding them junk food. That would be a real satisfaction. I know Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is controversial, but I think he's right on the mark.
What a great idea! I have little nieces and nephews that eat fast food EVERY DAY. And it shows. It honestly breaks my heart. The kids don't have any other choice and their mother just doesn't care. I'm sure there would be plenty of young mothers out there (me included!) that would take you up on your offer but most of the young mothers that actually need this training wouldn't care to sign up for such a program, sad reality. Not sure if you're familiar with the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program but these are probably the mothers one would want to target. These are mothers that receive free food (and limited prenatal & postpartum health care) from the state. The food they (myself included) receive is usually stuff like rice, beans, eggs, corn tortillas, milk, wheat bread, juice, peanut butter, tuna, cheese and fresh or frozen fruits and veggies. Many mothers don't know what to do with this stuff and it's a shame because it's all FREE to them. Many mothers don't even bother redeeming some of the vouchers because they don't know what to do with a pound of dried beans or rice. Oh, and my sister in law, mentioned above, also receives WIC vouchers and her kids still eat fast food every day. Sad.
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