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Old 10-19-2015, 10:30 PM   #24451
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I'm anxiously waiting for election results. This is the most important Canadian Federal election in decades.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:21 PM   #24452
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We drove through pouring rain (that was supposed to be a sprinkle) to another town for a dear friend's celebration of life get-together. Just got back home, the thunder and lightning were still there, but thankfully the rain stopped.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:30 PM   #24453
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Deepest condolences on the loss of your friend, Dawg. I'm glad you're home safe.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:39 PM   #24454
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What Cheryl said.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:45 PM   #24455
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Thanks, guys, she was definitely one of a kind.

The wake, for lack of a better word, was held in her tiny but very unique house, with her children and grands there, along with other friends and family. They even had a jazz band from where she frequented, along with a lot of food, wine, and beer. Just as she would have wanted it.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:22 PM   #24456
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...Just as she would have wanted it.
As it should be.

I've already told Himself (who is broken and worn out just a little more than I am) and, more importantly, the kids, that if I am ever in a place where it looks like I don't have long to go, I want to be waked while I am still awake! I want them to throw a party, track down as many family and friends as they can find, and have them all over for drinks and food. And to reminisce. And to tell me either how much fun I was or how big of a pain in the posterior I was. Either way. It's not like I'd have a long enough time to hold a grudge.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:41 PM   #24457
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I have seen of these posts, and I am very sorry, Dawgluver. I wish to be of my ashes on the Black Sea and for no party or wake. I wish to be of remembered of others' lives as they go on and remember always kindness and love to show for anyone. There is so very much hurt in the world, and I wish for those who remember me to go forward with very much kindness and compassion for all others.

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Old 10-21-2015, 12:21 AM   #24458
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Thanks Cat.

We sprinkled my mom's cremated ashes over the places she loved best, just my siblings and me, a few years ago. We walked around the island that we all summered on, on our favorite lake. It was poigniant, but also pretty funny as we told stories, and I got to do the sprinkling, as siblings were creeped out. I wore gloves.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:27 AM   #24459
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There are a lot of those sprinkler toppers for sale on Ebay. Here's one still in the package!

Vintage Mirro Bottle Top Clothes Sprinkler New Old Stock on SEALED Card | eBay

I remember people putting these in ketchup bottles. My mother just got a bowl of water and sprinkled the clothes with her hand. She also rolled them up, put them in a plastic bag, and put them in the refrigerator. I sure love wash and wear! LOL

I just noticed the package shows sprinkling water on a BBQ grill!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:29 PM   #24460
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I rolled out of bed after having the craziest dreams about making sausage with with the Kelcher family (Alaska the Last Frontier show). Good grief, we made it all night and I didn't even get up once to use the bathroom. Needless to say, I just finished eating sausage and eggs for breakfast.
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