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Old 11-03-2008, 01:05 PM   #71
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Waldeneffect posted about nutcrackers the other day..
he made remember...

a warm summers day in Greece a few years back spent sitting in the neighbors drive way with the old yaya. She's in her 80's and doesn't speak a word of English. A beautiful person inside and out. Works her butt off day and night. Her chore for the day... to crack all the nuts and there were a LOT of them. The only tool she had... a rock. We didn't have a cracker of any kind either but we did have a hammer. I went to our house and got that . We spent the rest of the day trading that rock and hammer back and forth smashing nuts. We both talked up a storm. We both had sore blistery hands. We both had a great time and I felt like I'd done something wonderful. It's something that I'll never forget.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:29 PM   #72
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I may have mentioned awhile back that some good friends had their house burn down and lost absolutely everything. This was after a year of the wife battling cancer. The house burned down on a Friday and on the following monday she found out she was cancer free. They also were blessed with the use of a house, fully furnished, for as long as they need it.

Someone suggested trying to piece together their photo albums and since I did grad slide shows of two of their four children I agreed to find and print those pictures. This got me going through all my disks of pictures either I had taken or others had given me over the years (I was videographer at our church for many years). What wonderful memories not only of this family but of others who have come and gone, people who have passed away, kids who have grown up, seeing friends with different hair styles, etc. This has become a real labour of love and a beautiful reminder of the wonderful community I have found myself part of. Each and every picture has brought an "I remember....."
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:31 PM   #73
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From saddness comes joy! That's pretty neat Laurie.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:21 PM   #74
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I remember two years ago my husband and I were discussing our upcoming vacation time and what we'd do. We thought of a few things, nothing major special. Then it approached rapidly and we talked of it some more. It was now a few days away and I asked him what he wanted to do where he wanted to go. He said, "well honey, the first thing we're gonna do on our vacation is go to Minneapolis and spend a few days with Craig. You two can be together and then we'll figure out what to do from there."

Craig and I were fast high school buds. I dated his brother but he and I were truly friends forever. DH and him were acquaintances but DH wasn't [then] very happy about that brother of his and me dating, so...............

Anyway, Craig was dying of cancer and my darling knew that I wanted to go see him, one last time and say goodbye. He didn't even ask, he just said that's the first thing we're doing on our vacation. I found that to be so special and so unselfish of him and also so trusting and understanding of me. It could have gone either way if you understand..........
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:48 AM   #75
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thats a great guy you got there LEF
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:59 AM   #76
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GRK, I think your wifes got a pretty great guy too!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:33 AM   #77
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thats a great guy you got there LEF
I remember having thought that all of my life GRK.
yep, and on rare occasion I forget how fortunate I am to have found him.
he is a blessing, plus, gad he's cute.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:11 PM   #78
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i am remembering the election scene in 1960, very exciting as it is now. the mood in the country was electric. hope and good things were expected to result from Kennedy's election. no one had a clue, it would end in so badly. lordy i am old. lol
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i am remembering the election scene in 1960, very exciting as it is now. the mood in the country was electric. hope and good things were expected to result from Kennedy's election. no one had a clue, it would end in so badly. lordy i am old. lol
That's exactly what I was thinking myself, Babe. This election reminds me of the 60's and early 70's. American youth were mobilized and active in social and political change. They were current and passionate about domestic as well as world issues. I remember feeling so intense about the Vietnam War and Civil Rights and Women's Rights and Civil Liberties. And we brought about a lot of change, didn't we! That's why I'm so excited to see so many young voters going to the polls.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:42 AM   #80
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I remember a year ago today I was planning legogirls's 2nd bday party, back when she was only known as Christina....
and not sure how to make the sauce....
So I stumbled upon this place....
And found the most wonderful group of strangers ever, some of whom I can certainly now call friends...(although they are still a little strange... :)
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