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   Rakasha posted on Music  God bless the men and women who stand in harms way. We do not forget.

May 25 at 16:20 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Music  This one is just fun. : )

50 Ways To Say Goodbye

That's cool, but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say,

She was caught in a mudslide,
Eaten by a lion,
Got run over by a crappy purple Scion...
May 22 at 14:39 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Music  I will not give a blanket recommendation to the group Nickelback. They have some very raunchy stuff. But they have a few that I really like and this is one of them.

If Today Was Your Last Day

May 17 at 12:49 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Music  I know there are people who do not like Yanni. I don't like to watch him perform and I don't care for his philosophy/politics, but he writes some beautiful music.

A Walk In The Rain

May 16 at 17:53 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Music  I have been playing 'The Song Name Game' on another forum and thought it would be fun to share some of the sparked memories here. Most everyone recognizes this tune from the carousel or merry-go-round. It was first published in 1888 and I think this is a beautiful version.

Over The Waves Waltz

May 7 at 07:26 EST .

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   Surfhut  Wonderful! Can you share the link to the music forum?
May 8 at 20:14 EST .

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   Rakasha  Hi, Surfhut. I'm sorry I took so long getting back here. I'm afraid it isn't a music forum. It was just a thread that was on an unrelated forum and, since posting this video, the forum has been rebooted and that thread has been shut down. :(

The game is pretty popular so I'm going to try to find it somewhere else. It's a fun way to meet new songs, although you do sometimes find some nasty stuff.
May 13 at 15:22 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Household Hints  Okay, the experimenting has begun. My laundry detergent is a mixture containing one bar of grated Fels Naptha and one cup each of washing soda and Borax. I use almost two tablespoons in the laundry and it seems to take almost one in the dishpan to get 'clean feeling' results.

There are very few suds, but my understanding is that suds aren't a necessity and I can get used to it. Right now with no changes, the dishes have a slick feel to them when I wash them but it goes away very quickly under running water. (I am rinsing very thoroughly because at least one, and maybe all, of these ingredients are not supposed to be ingested. ) They take a little longer to air dry, but there are no streaks and no grey film.

I think I will increase the Fels Naptha and see what my results are.
April 22 at 07:55 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Music  Hallelujah! A glorious Eastertide to you all.

'Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live, I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand
April 18 at 19:28 EST .

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   ScarletPimpernel  I love the songs of Keith and Kristyn Getty! Thanks for posting.
April 18 at 20:59 EST .

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   Phooey  Thank you, Rakasha.
April 21 at 14:07 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Household Hints  Does anyone here make their own liquid dish soap? The recipes I have found on line use various ingredients to 'dress up' liquid castile soap.

Since my reason for making my own is that I have been paying higher prices for more watered down goods over the past two years, I don't have a problem with using another ready made soap - as long as it works. But the castile mixes leave a streaky film on my dishes. I think I am rinsing them thoroughly, but maybe not.

Anyhow, I would appreciate hearing about other peoples' adventures - especially if you've found something you like!
April 13 at 19:14 EST .

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   Rakasha  Now you've got me thinking, since I make my own laundry detergent (got tired of not having clean clothes and my homemade works great )I might try using it.

Most of the 'experts' offering information on the internet use the terms 'detergent' and 'soap' interchangeably and I didn't realize there was a difference. Thank you. It's nice having a chemistry teacher 'in the house'.
April 16 at 06:28 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Wrightwinger and Rakasha, would adding a tad of shampoo to the mix work? Shampoo is supposed to rinse clean. I have used a capfull of cheap shampoo in a pail of warm water to wash outside windows. By using a very soft long handled window brush and rinsing with the garden hose no squeegee is needed. I only do this when sun is not shining on the windows.
April 18 at 09:03 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Jokes  My son, the aspiring comedian, walked up to me this morning and said, "You know, Mom, all this genetic engineering of our food supply is getting out of hand. I picked up one of the apples you bought yesterday and it said 'made in China.'"
April 13 at 18:44 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Suggested Reading  I was trying to decide whether this belonged here or in weird but true.

I came across the picture book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, at my library. I'm linking to this website because it has all the pictures available. I didn't care much for the few stories I read in the 'Solved Mysteries'. Maybe my imagination got so carried away that there can't be a 'right' story for me for these pictures. (I have not read the student's stories in this link. ) Anyway, I found the whole thing fascinating and I hope you do as well.

Make sure you click on the thumbnails to get the larger pictures.
July 22 at 17:31 EST .

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