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Old 02-02-2019, 02:23 AM   #1
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Thank you for accepting me as a new member. I am looking forward to finding new friends who share the same likes I do. I am from Paradise, California, the town which recently was destroyed by a forest fire. We plan to rebuild when possible and for now are living in a camper on someone's private property. It is rather difficult cooking when you have no: mixing bowls, wooden spoons, measuring devices, knives...… I have now replaced many of those things but space is very tight. It is a challenge but I am determined to always have, "from scratch home cooked meals."
I am retired and share this little camper with my adult son and his two children. The children love Grandma's meals.

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Old 02-02-2019, 02:36 AM   #2
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So glad you survived that horrible disaster! Welcome to DC!
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:46 AM   #3
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Thank you.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:20 AM   #4
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Welcome, genie.

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your home, but you have to admire Californians' will to perservere and rebuild.

I wish you lived closer. We could restock your kitchen with stuff from our old house (which had 2 small kitchens).

Again, welcome.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:35 AM   #5
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Welcome to DC...

Stay strong... Learning to do without what you are used to, in cooking, will be a character builder.. Best to you...

Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:45 AM   #6
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Yes, you are a food genie. To be able to continue on after what you and your family have been through is like working magic. If there is anything we can do to help make your life easier, please let us know. Here is hoping we all get to know each other better. God bless you from a fellow grandmother.

How old are your grandchildren and what kind of food do they like to eat?
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:19 AM   #7
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Welcome to DC. we heard about the fires in Paradise California on the news and it sounded horrific. I'm so sorry you had that to deal with.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:56 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum, Genie! So sorry to hear about your tragedy. I admire your perseverance in these times. Positive thoughts to you and your family.
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:06 PM   #9
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:40 PM   #10
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Paradise California! My heart turned over when I read that. I repeat all the good wishes everyone already said, and we're glad you found us. It's an honor to have you with us.
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:51 PM   #11
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Hi Genie
Welcome to DC. You have found a new
home here Also

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Old 02-02-2019, 01:04 PM   #12
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I have gone through Paradise a couple of times. And I remember thinking, "What a perfect name for such a lovely place."

Welcome to DC. When I heard the news that a "whole" town was destroyed by the fires, my heart just sank. But I am glad you seem to have spunk. Sounds like your family came through with determination and guts. Good luck to all of you. When your spirits seem to be low, get to the kitchen and cook. There are some grandkids who love Gramma's cooking. Food is a great spirit lifter.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:37 AM   #13
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Your story gives me a pit in the stomach. You are a hero, having coped with all that, and I send you much love. Hang on in there - there's still a place for you, and people who love you and want to help you.

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