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Old 11-04-2005, 08:19 AM   #21
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for real? how big is the tank? geez, ever since i got to pet and feed one at seaworld, i've benn bugging my parents for a dolphin.

they're in their 80's now and are really getting tired of hearing about it...


my house's christmas theme is usually "gimme, gimme, gimme"...
ya know, a good christian holiday.
funny, very funny.
ive been agnostic for bouts 15 years, i leave the jouex noel for the nieces and nephews, spoiling them all the way ho, ho, ho. oddly i still love to organize the caroling trips to retirement home and hospitals. lol my mother says ive got more "Christian" values then some holy rollers!
i tend to disagree
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:06 AM   #22
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I let my elves, I mean yes We do, SANTA STYLE ! WHICH MEANS REALLY BIG !!!!
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:48 AM   #23
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I had two rooms with different "themes" when I live in Florida, but have always only had one tree, and it's theme is freindship. I throw a tree-trimming party every year, and charge "admission" of something for the local food bank (in the 20 years I've done this, it has varied). In return, my friends bring me ornaments sometimes. I wouldn't dream of rejecting a single one of them. So my tree is very eclectic, as is my decorating ... Oh, well, one more time when nothing looks coordinated, just (I hope) welcoming.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:24 AM   #24
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If it has lights, makes noise, or moves we put it on the front of the house and out in the yard.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:44 AM   #25
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If it has lights, makes noise, or moves we put it on the front of the house and out in the yard.
You sound like my mil
She loves gadgets and christmas is no exception.
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:27 PM   #26
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Ok, I have to tell this story. When I was 8 1/2 years old we moved from San Diego to Kansas City, Missouri. We lived there for 6 months, with our stuff in storage. When we moved to Independence, Bekins refused to give us our stuff because we couldn't afford the storage fees (which were more than they had said they would be). For awhile we sat on orange crates, and we had very little. That Christmas, I was 9, we had very little, including decorations. My mom and dad bought a few cheap ornaments and lights to put on the tree, plus we had whatever ornaments my sister and I made in school. We didn't have anything for the top of the tree, so my dad cut a star out of black construction paper. He put a hole in the center, for a light to go through, and covered it with gold foil wrapping paper (not the shiny kind, but the flat kind). That was 39 years ago this coming Christmas, and that is all we have ever used on the top of our tree since then. If someone tried to give my dad an angel with a dress made of real spun gold and diamonds to replace it, he would not take it. That star will be on the top of his Christmas trees until he dies, and then I hope it is on the top of mine.

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P.S. We did eventually get our stuff from storage!
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:13 PM   #27
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What a sweet memory. It is amazing how much old memories mean to us long after the time.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:43 PM   #28
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WOW, now THAT is a garfield freak!!!


A picture of Gary Skinner and some of his 8000 plus garfield the cat items.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:53 PM   #29
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A picture of Gary Skinner and some of his 8000 plus garfield the cat items.
Holy cow
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Old 11-05-2005, 10:55 PM   #30
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I always buy a live tree. My decorations are things that my daughter made when she was younger, bulbs from my parents christmas tree (glass) and various other ornaments I've collected. I never use tinsel (not good for pets), but I use strands of red beads as garland. I have a various set of lights, some white, some are colored, and my angel is white with a light in her hand. I decorate my front porch with lights and garland.
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