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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Mom is being moved out of ICU today. God be praised. And once more I thank all of you for all your prayers. Much love to you all.
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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Thanks for all the birthday wishes.
Sunday at 13:01 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Mom had surgery to put a stent somewhere in the remaining portion of her aorta. The operation went well, and possibly she could return home this weekend. Deep thanks for all your prayers.
May 21 at 18:24 EST .

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   MeiDei  That's good news; trusting all goes well from here on...
May 22 at 03:36 EST .


   Gram77  Just goes to show we are never alone when the going gets tough.
May 22 at 13:22 EST .


   HopeandGlory  Thank you for the good news on your Mom Iacta . . . Here's hoping for a great Memorial weekend for you all.
May 22 at 18:13 EST .


   BirdsNest  I was happy that the news was good. May she continue to get back to good health.
Sunday at 09:08 EST .




   Iacta alea est posted on Faith  Mom is back at NY Presbyterian....another anyeurism. Please pray.
May 18 at 21:23 EST .

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   BirdsNest  On it.
May 18 at 21:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes, of course.
May 19 at 06:32 EST .


   Jerseytomato  Praying.
May 19 at 07:09 EST .


   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up.
May 19 at 07:22 EST .


   Gerty  Lighting the candle right now.
May 19 at 19:36 EST .


   Gram77  Prayer Circle is busy at it for you.
May 21 at 11:35 EST .




   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Where's my FIXODENT?
   May 13 at 16:34 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  This woman...celebrating her birthday...blew her dentures out while blowing out the candles on her cake.
May 13 at 16:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  You know, 65 years after getting hers, mom's wouldn't do that. 10 years after getting mine, they would.

Went to a new dentist Monday, who said my dentures were the worst he's seen in years. I will get new dentures in the next 6 weeks! Then they won't blow out: )
May 13 at 22:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  Just after the War, my grandmother famously leaned over the side of a tour boat in Florida and lost her top plate. She spent the rest of her trip shielding her mouth with a hand so no one would notice.
May 14 at 05:51 EST .

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   Balogreene  You know, I was in my 20's before I knew mom wore dentures, she even slept in them, never used adhesive, loved corn on the cob. But, when I think back, they were yellow (as befitting coffee and age ), and maybe a little large. She had them 50 years before she had to have them replaced (got them in 1950 ). My grandmother the same, she died wearing the same dentures she'd gotten 50 years before (same dentist as mom ). Now, they charge you $3k to $4k, and tell you maybe they'll last 10 years. I want what mom and grandma had! Actually, I want dad's perfect teeth, but since I'm talking about my second pair of dentures, that is probably unlikely.
May 14 at 18:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  The same grandmother who lost her upper plate into a Florida canal bought her second set of dentures from a traveling dentist who visited the remote Texas ranches in the mid 40s. He promised her a good set of dentures for $400, which was a significant hunk of money in those days. She needed to replace her old set, so she gave him the money much to the ridicule and hilarity of her family. Three weeks later, he returned, fitted her new dentures and she was happy with them to the end of her life 35 years later.
May 15 at 08:18 EST .

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   Balogreene  They don't know how to do it right anymore, do they?
May 15 at 18:25 EST .

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   Linder  Mother, who will be 102 in 2 months will soon be fitted for new top dentures. They were somehow broken at the nursing home. Is now on a soft diet and to supplement calories I take her soft ice cream most every day. I don't go to the Dairy Sweet so had no idea of the cost...small sundae is $3.96....so being conservative I now get just the bowl of ice cream for $1.14 and bought caramel topping to add myself. Lined a small cooler with ice packs and it arrives at her room without any melt. And every day she says it is the best thing she has ever tasted.
May 16 at 13:23 EST .

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   Balogreene  Linder, my mormor (mother's mother ) was in hospital in the DC suburbs on 9/11. They packed up everyone they could and took them to Nursing Homes in preparation for all the people who did not survive. She was convinced we put her there to die, and didn't eat. They put the tray out of her reach and didn't feed her, and she just wanted to die anyway. Nightly, I took her Starbucks frappucinos and McDonald's shakes. She loved them. I kinda think that was all she ate in the month she lived. She died 10/11/01, at not quite 95. But, she loved ice cream, shakes and coffee!
May 16 at 19:46 EST .


   Balogreene  The thing that scares me about Mormor, one of my friends at work, her father died at the same Nursing Home a year or two before Mormor. Another friend at work, her mother was also moved there on 9/11. She lasted a month longer than my Mormor.
May 16 at 19:49 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Sports  The Mets are still in 1st place. Undefeated at home. Yes, it is VERY Early. I read that the 'Dick's Sporting Goods" store in hell has sold out of skis and ice skates due to hell freezing over.
April 30 at 15:09 EST .

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   Balogreene  Cubs swept the Mets yesterday. I'm loving it!

My boss is not, poor Mets, they aren't used to this.
May 15 at 18:31 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on The Road Automobilia  This is my current GMC, a 2012 Sierra K1500 pick up.
   April 27 at 18:51 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  I just started a fundraiser at "GoFundMe". I want to try and help folks save a little cash along with getting some satisfaction from doing some tasks for themselves. Remember the TV show "Newhart" where Bob was a writer of "How-To" books? Well this is my attempt at that, only in the Internet age. Please check out the link:

http://www.gofundme.com/s5t7yk
   April 18 at 01:03 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Not surprisingly, my first support came from an LDotter here at the Connection. I am grateful and thankful. You flks are the finest kind.
April 19 at 20:55 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  What a big load of.....not much. I live in central Westchester County, NY (predicted 18"-24" ) I stayed up until after 2 AM to see some of this "blizzard". When I woke up this AM this was a whopping 6-8 inches on the ground. I'm mad at myself for letting the dang blasted media take me for a ride.
January 27 at 10:59 EST .

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   Bettijo  I just think the National Weather Service is trying to CYA. Many times they have underestimated the storm or the time it would begin. I think it was just last year or year before that Atlanta came to a complete standstill, people got stranded on I-285 and had to spend the night in their cars and children were stuck at school all night. As a result the next time they overcompensated for a few flurries. Also, governments are fearful of being criticized for not warning their citizens.
January 27 at 11:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  I was up til 4am today getting fresh batteries in place, candles w/matches nearby, cooking & all laundry done - now to just relax without stress even though there's no way I can get out of my driveway! (smile ). I still rather be prepared to be safe rather than sorry and am never disappointed when a bad storm is predicted & it turns out otherwise - with the power staying on is a big plus.

The storm isn't over for us here in NE, the temperatures are frigid, what snow we have isn't going anywhere soon, gradual warming is best so the moisture doesn't saturate the soil & make spring flooding a possibility. Surely, all those dependent upon electrical [with or without battery back up] medical devices are happy - I'm sure we're all happy for them.
January 27 at 12:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  BTW Iacta, I just heard from my niece in Putnam County and she has over 2' of snow. She's sort of happy that their new snow blower is getting it's first use.
January 27 at 14:37 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Every point you make is a good one Mei. I too had positioned the generator for a quick deployment if necessary, put my MAG lite flashlight on my belt, etc. I was glad both Mom & Dad were safe and sound in their respective hospitals. I just don't like being prepared for something that turns out to be a lot less than what was expected. Don't get me wrong, I hope everyone who got hammered by the snow comes away unscathed, except for some sore muscles probably. Surprised to hear that Putnam County got hit so hard. Sometimes (when it comes to snow fall ) I'm like those crazy folks who don't evacuate when the hurricanes come.
January 27 at 15:40 EST .

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   Gerty  Check with your niece in Putnam County again, Mei. It was predicted for us to get 2'--we actually got about 5-8" (hard to be accurate because of the wind factor ).
January 27 at 19:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  She sent pictures of the neighborhood, the front of her house, the side driveway, & the back deck - no doubts here - the upper 1/3 of a yardstick barely visible. The drifts were more than waist high.

My backyard has maybe 3-4" so I thought I was home free til I opened my front door & saw the exact opposite - only the door handle on my car was visible via approx. a 12" x 6" space in the snow - not all of it drift. I have a neighbor who came over an hour ago with his new snowblower & did most of the drive & front walk - my angel! : )There is a God & He knew my concerns before I uttered the words.
January 27 at 19:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  My bad, they used to live in Putnam Country, they're in their new home in Duchess County.
January 27 at 19:52 EST .

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   Surfhut  I'm here in OKC, so glad to hear our dear Ldotters got prepared and are safe. It was 75 today! Weird weather for us.
January 27 at 20:33 EST .

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   BirdsNest  On the ESVA, we got cold temps, high winds, and a blessed dusting of snow.
January 28 at 08:26 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Main Page The Lobby  Mom is doing better. She's off the ventilator, breathing on her own. She was awake and talking when I saw her today. Still has pain due to the surgery. But all the doctors believe she'll make a full, but slow recovery. My sincere thanks for your love, support and prayers.
January 8 at 18:49 EST .

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   Bettijo  Thank God! I am so glad yo get good news. Keep us up to date.
January 8 at 19:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  Ditto & PTL.
January 8 at 19:53 EST .

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   Linder  Thanks for keeping us posted. Always a rough time for the patient...and family, too. Take care of yourself!
January 8 at 22:46 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Great news, our Warriors always do their best. PTL
January 9 at 08:41 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Smile!
January 9 at 17:44 EST .

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   Balogreene  wonderful.
January 9 at 19:43 EST .

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