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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:52 am

Green Leaves wrote:Don, I sheepishly have to admit I don't know anything about "Favorites" either. Is that the same thing as bookmarks? :sofa


Yes! They are just different names for the same thing.

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Green Leaves » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:48 am

Allison, I'm so glad you were spared near that accident. God is good.

Thank you and Don for the tip. I'll try that.

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Postby BeachGrandma » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:37 pm

Our boys were gone this weekend to visit their mom and came back this evening so sick, with vomiting and all the rest. It's going to be a long night. They started school last Thursday so we're wondering if they picked up something there. I feel so bad for them. I'm trying to stay away from them and using lots of Clorox wipes on door knobs, computer keyboard, etc so I don't pick up whatever virus they're dealing with. I have a echocardiogram on Wednesday and sure don't need to worry about that!

Don and Edy (our resident medical consultants), does a valve like Don described always require surgical repair? Please say no.

Joanney, like the others, I am stunned at your wonderful son's writing. It's most unusual for a boy to exhibit such a gift that early on. Girls seem to arrive at those levels of language skills earlier but when the boys start to catch up, watch out! Look at all the male writers whose work has made it to the classic files. You're justly proud, Joanney, but the nut didn't fall far from the tree. You're just as gifted.

Carol, I'm so glad to see you back in here. We've all missed you.

Allison, thank God for sparing you. Things could be far different for you and your family today had the cars some any closer. Praise God for protecting angels which hover over us, keeping us from hurt and harm.

Don, "See Dick, See Jane" has been replaced in the schools with War and Peace these days. When I look at the homework out boys bring home, I can't believe the level of their studies. I have no idea what most of them are about. Thank God Tim and John are here to help the boys at night with their homework.

Chrissy, what's new in your world? Are you working somewhere, writing, speaking, etc.?

Verna, I love the pictures you post on Facebook and hope you'll put some more on here. Your grandbabies are so beautiful!

Edy, I love that picture! What a precious, tender look on those faces.

Since the boys wake us up about 6 a.m. I find I get sleepier earlier in the evenings, so it's off to bed for me and at least an effort to sleep.
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:01 pm

BeachGrandma wrote:

Don and Edy (our resident medical consultants), does a valve like Don described always require surgical repair? Please say no.




No!

Much depends on what is causing it, the extent of the murrmur, and how it progresses/increases over time. My mother had hers closely watched for 10 years before she had the valve replaced at age 60, then, she lived for 15 more years with the new valve.

Her valve damage was caused by rhumatic fever complications as a small child.

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Postby RiversidePeace » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:08 pm

BeachGrandma wrote:

Chrissy, what's new in your world? Are you working somewhere, writing, speaking, etc.?


Awaiting final stages of my Mum's poetry book, republishing my first novel into an E book and working on my new website http://www.chrissy%20siggee.com.au and my blog [url]riversidepeace@wordpress.com[/url] Working on my newest novel is slow but gathering mormentum now that Mum's book is done.

Church life is busy and working my life around my dad's appointments is sometimes rather a struggle but we manage.

I have caught up reading the posts on Southern Porch Extention but I don't always get time to respond.

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Verna » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:25 pm

Thankful for your safety, Allison.

I just tiptoed in to see if everyone's okay. We're loving the cooler days, but heat is on its way back. I look forward to fall.

Hope all is well with you all!
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Postby BeachGrandma » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:07 pm


It's so hot here at the beach that I didn't even go out for the mail today. Bills can wait, Verna. :lol:

I'm getting ready to make some blackberry mini-pies. Any takers?

Speaking of food, I have been enjoying at least 2 Hardee's biscuits every day for the last few weeks and discovered to my absolute HORROR that they have 980 mgs of salt EACH! Omigoodness, for someone on a salt-restricted diet, this was awful news! No wonder my BP was through the roof! Tomorrow I have the echo-cardiogram so we'll see what that shows. But oh, how I'll miss those wonderful Hardee's biscuits!
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:18 pm

Okay, time for fun and some merry heart medicine. I make no claims for the truth of the following quote; I just got this in an email:

CHECK FOR ALZHEIMER'S - PRETTY AMAZING


The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School
of Psychiatry at Harvard University . Take your time and see if you
can read each line aloud without a mistake.

The average person over 60 years of age cannot do it!
1. This is this cat.
2. This is is cat.
3. This is how cat.
4. This is to cat.
5. This is keep cat.
6. This is an cat.
7. This is old cat.
8. This is fart cat.
9. This is busy cat.
10. This is for cat.
11. This is forty cat.
12. This is seconds cat.

Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down and
I bet you cannot resist passing it on.

(Don’t blame me – I just pass them on. )

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:27 pm

Then there's this, on a more sobering track (I think hubby is clearing out his inbox by filling up mine :wink: ):

Well worth remembering....


The World is Mine...Author unknown

Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman and
wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble
down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed,
she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs;
the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had
such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late,
it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me, "I thank you, you've been
so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you. You see," he said,
"I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes;
the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street, I saw a child I
knew.
He stood and watched the others play, but he did not
know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said, "Why don't you
join them,Dear?"
He looked ahead without a word. I forgot, he couldn't
hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two ears;
the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go. With eyes to see
the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I would know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

If this poem makes you feel thankful, just forward it
to your friends.
After all, it's just a simple reminder that we have so
much to be thankful for!
Give the gift of love - it never comes back empty !
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:02 pm

It's so hot here in MN...

How hot is it?

It's so hot I hopped into my car in the garage...I cranked up its AC full blast...and I drove out to the mailbox and back. (after all, the mailbox is 100 yards away on a blacktop street, ya know)

And that's the truth...

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Postby BeachGrandma » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:47 pm

Edy, those were great. I won't tell you the results of my test. Tell Howard to keep it up!!! LOL :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
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Postby Edy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:51 pm

I can believe it, Don. How did we ever survive childhood minus air conditioning? I guess we just got used to it.

Actually, I think our Minnesota blood has to go through a seasonal adjustment, where our winter anti-freeze recycles into summer's thinner blood to keep us from roasting in our own juices. I know in Vietnam, when the night time temperature dropped to mid 70 degrees, I wore my field jacket, I felt so chilly, when sitting at the desk to do my hospital paperwork (no, we worked for half the year, at least, with no AC, but we had fans and cross drafts from open doors at the end of each wing, that actually served us better, when we finally got some window type ACs and sealed up the ward...and then the AC went out!). :shock:
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Postby Edy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:10 pm

Okay, BeachGrandma, you asked for it! :lol:

SUBJECT: FW: Potatoes

>>> - [1]
>>>
>>> WELL, A Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other,
>>> And finally they got married, and had a little sweet
>>> Potato, which they CALLED 'Yam.'
>>>
>>> Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.
>>> When it was time, they told her about the facts Of life.
>>> They warned her about going OUT AND GETTING
>>> HALF-BAKED, SO SHE WOULDN'T GET ACCIDENTALLY MASHED,
>>> AND Get a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato,' and
>>> End up with a bunch of tater tots
>>>
>>> Yam said not to worry,
>>> NO SPUD WOULD GET HER INTO THE SACK
>>> AND MAKE A ROTTEN POTATO OUT OF HER!
>>>
>>> But on the other hand SHE WOULDN'T STAY HOME AND BECOME A Couch
>>> Potato either.
>>>
>>> She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her
>>> shoestring cousins.
>>>
>>> When she went off to EUROPE, MR. AND MRS. POTATO TOLD YAM TO
>>> WATCH OUT FOR THE HARD-BOILED GUYS FROM IRELAND AND THE GREASY
>>> GUYS FROM FRANCE CALLED THE FRENCH FRIES.
>>> AND When she went out West, to
>>> atch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped...
>>>
>>> Yam said she would stay on the straight and
>>> Narrow and wouldn't associate with
>>> Those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other side of
>>> the tracks who advertise their trade on all The trucks that say,
>>> 'Frito Lay.'
>>>
>>> Mr. And Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U.
>>> (THAT'S POTATO UNIVERSITY ) so that when she graduated she'd
>>> really be in the Chips.
>>>
>>> But in spite of all they did for HER, ONE-DAY YAM CAME HOME And
>>> announced she was
>>> Going to marry Tom Brokaw.
>>>
>>> Tom Brokaw! MR. AND MRS. Potato were very upset.
>>>
>>> They told Yam she couldn't POSSIBLY MARRY TOM BROKAW BECAUSE HE'S
>>> JUST.......
>>> Are you READY FOR THIS?
>>>
>>> Are You sure?
>>> *
>>> *
>>> OK!
>>> Here it is!
>>>
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>>
>>> A COMMONTATER
>>>
>>> NOW AREN'T YOU SORRY I HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS?
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Postby BeachGrandma » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:53 pm

Edy, I retract my request that Howard keep it up! ROFL Remember the word "corny?" Or was that before your time? :heehee :heehee :heehee :rolling :rolling :rolling :rolling :rolling
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Postby Edy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:12 pm

Oh, yes, I know "corny!" I could do worse, if you're curious. :lol:
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