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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  Happy Birthday, Phooey!
October 27 at 06:34 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hope your day is a good one, Happy Birthday!!
October 27 at 07:44 EST .

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   Linder  Happy Birthday!
October 27 at 09:41 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Happy Birthday, Phooman!! Have the best ever!
October 27 at 12:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Happy Birthday!!
Monday at 17:13 EST .

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   Hagar  Phooey! Congratulations for making it another year!!
Happy Birthday
Monday at 17:37 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  Happy birthday!
Tuesday at 00:02 EST .

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   Ynaught  Belated birthday wishes, Phooey!
Tuesday at 14:24 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Blessings  My computer crashed last Saturday. Just got back up and running after work yesterday. Didn't realize how much time I spend online. Anyway, I had to find something to do with all that time. I'm moving January 1 so decided I'd go through some old boxes to see if I really needed to keep everything.

The 1st boxes I went through were things I kept of my son's. Everything was spread out on the living room floor, from his newborn clothes to his college graduation cap & gown & diploma. I started a journal when I realized I was expecting, talking to him, and had time to read it. In the 1st entry, I told him that I only played a part in creating his body. In no way did I create him. Told him that he is God's child, God's creation, and how privileged I was to be his earth mother.

Then I went through my late husband's boxes. He went to Heaven 7 years ago and I have not been able emotionally to look at everything until this week. When I opened the 1st box, I could smell him (his favorite work hat ). Had another trip down memory lane.

What I am trying to say is that I've spent a week in awe of the blessings God has bestowed upon me. I didn't plan any of it. If I had planned it, my life would probably have been a hot mess.

Computer crash resulted in a spiritual check-up that God wanted to give me. What a blessing.
October 24 at 08:20 EST .

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   Linder  Surf, And you are a blessing to us...your reminiscences gave me chills. Don't mean to sound patronizing but your life has always seemed so interesting and you so brave and humble. Good to hear from you again.
October 24 at 19:07 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Pet Peeves  Two of my neighbors have their Christmas lights up. It isn't even Halloween!
October 19 at 07:12 EST .

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   Gram77  Yeah, your neighbor and every store I've been in!! Which takes me to nostalgia. As a kid the big day in my life was the trip from our farm to Akron, Ohio the day after Thanksgiving to see the decorated store windows. THEN it was Christmas.
October 19 at 09:45 EST .

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   Gerty  Not to mention the other end, MissSurfhut. People who take the lights down Christmas Day!
October 19 at 13:18 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I wish folks wouldn't rush the season. I do love Christmas lights. We don't decorate or give gifts but we try to celebrate the real reason behind it all.
October 19 at 19:27 EST .

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   Balogreene  We haven't taken our tree down yet. My sister won't let me touch it, and she's autistic, so things get put off. Last year the tree barely got decorated, cause she took so long to get the decorations out. Well, they are all still out, so maybe, this year, we'll get everything done! Merry Christmas all!
October 20 at 20:53 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  I don't know... Maybe if we celebrated Christmas all year (Emmanuel means "God with us" after all ) it might help us to appreciate the other Christian Holy Days a bit better. Good Friday, (the Crucifixion ) Easter (the Resurrection ). These are more than shopping days, and bunny rabbits, and eggs, and candy canes, and trees... And should be! Might want to shine things up a bit. And not just the trappings, but rather polish ourselves, our attitudes, our relationships... Just a thought.
October 20 at 21:57 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I may put Christmas lights up before Thanksgiving, but they won't be lit up until AFTER Thanksgiving!
October 21 at 01:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have an evergreen (20' long ) garland swag over my front door that has red, white, green & blue lights intertwined. At Christmas the red, green & white lights are lit. On Memorial Day & the 4th of July the red, white & blue lights are on. It surprises me when someone comments on my laziness at not removing it; so I'm left with 2 options: I can let it bother me or I can celebrate with a glass of wine. What would you choose? : ) Me Too!
October 21 at 14:41 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  Remember FlHomeschoolMom? Today is her birthday. Jen, if you're lurking, we wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you and the kids are doing well.
September 26 at 19:26 EST .

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   Phooey  Yes! Happy Birthday! Oh man, I miss her! Thank You, Surfie!
(That was a really, really heartbreaking period )
God ! just love/comfort her and the kids. Amen.
September 26 at 19:45 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Happy Birthday FLHomeschoolMom!

When everyday we see man's inhumanity to man it is good to see friends that just want to love on one another.
September 26 at 20:57 EST .

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   Linder  Happy Birthday FLHMom! Wishing you the best.
September 27 at 09:16 EST .

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   Ynaught  Happy Birthday! Miss you!
September 27 at 09:35 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Happy birthday!
September 27 at 09:40 EST .

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   Gerty  Me too!
September 27 at 11:01 EST .

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   Gram77  Include me too!!
September 27 at 12:44 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Many Happy Returns FLHomeSchoolMom . . . God be with you and yours.
September 28 at 16:40 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Blessings  Simple pleasures. Remember way back when you prayed for my oldest and dearest friend Karen? She's been through a lot after brain surgery but is really coming back. Last night, for my birthday, she was able to cook dinner for me. She made my favorite thing of hers: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans. She brought out old photo albums from waaaay back and laughed ourselves silly. Such a gift. Such a blessing.
September 14 at 09:58 EST .

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   Phooey  Awwwww, so sweet.
September 14 at 19:09 EST .

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   NotaBene  Surfhut, I am so happy for your friend Karen. What a lovely way of spending your birthday. Happy birthday!!
September 14 at 21:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Wow!!
September 16 at 20:56 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  Come on, everybody. Let's have some more birthdays to add to the list. So far, I have:
1/4 - Ynaught
3/8 - Hollyhock
3/31 - MeiDei
4/29 - Our Divine Hostess Lucianne
5/8 - Our beloved founder Joshua
5/22 - Iacta alea est
9/14 - Yours truly, Surfhut
10/27 - Phooey
10/29 - HopeandGlory

More, please!
September 13 at 07:48 EST .

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   BirdsNest  okay..
Hagar Oct.25
BirdsNest Dec 12
September 13 at 17:10 EST .

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   Straitpath  August 9 1938. I bet I am about the oldest dotter.
September 13 at 22:49 EST .

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   Surfhut  I sometimes wonder how old we Ldotters are. I'm 60 going on 35 today.
September 14 at 09:16 EST .

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   Bettijo  Straitpath. Sorry, I beat you out. I celebrated the 45th anniversary of my 35th birthday on June 11. You see, like Jack Benny, I am a perpetual 35 years young.
September 15 at 19:40 EST .

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   Olhokie64  May 19
September 16 at 20:03 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  In the early Connection days, we had a lot of fun celebrating our birthdays. Joshua thought it was a great thing if someone kept track of the list. I volunteer. Let's have some birthday parties! My birthday is 9/14. When is yours?
September 12 at 10:17 EST .

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   Linder  Party time tomorrow for Surf! Thanks for volunteering. Mine is 7/27. I turned 70 three days after Mother turned 101 and when I told her my age she cried. Had to have that "aren't we fortunate to be our ages and enjoying good health" talk.
September 12 at 12:48 EST .

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   Linder  Oops! I'm off a day....Surf's birthday is Sunday
September 12 at 14:32 EST .

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   Phooey  Surfie, early Happy Birthday. Remember..... we also posted daily weather reports. Oh well.... the good old days. I'm 10/27. The most important..........

Joshua's birth date May 8th.
September 12 at 18:04 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Hi Surf. Happy early birthday. Shall we order a cake so you can blow out the candles and make a wish?

I am March 8.
September 12 at 18:55 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Hello everyone . . . Oct 29th here.
September 12 at 19:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  March 31st here ~ happily missed April Fools Day by many hours.
Since I'm often late - let me join with others with an early: here's to a Happy Birthday Surfhut & many more.
September 12 at 21:54 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  May 22....and a happy b'day to you on Sunday Surfie
September 12 at 22:28 EST .

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   Ynaught  Surfie, you share a birthday with my stepson. He will be 50 on Sunday and as he has Down Syndrome, it is a pretty special milestone. I will be spending today making a monster lasagna, his favorite food, for the party. Since I don't expect to be online here tomorrow, Happy Birthday to you! PS, mine is January 4.
September 13 at 07:11 EST .

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   Surfhut  Happy birthday to your stepson, Ynaught! Of course I want cake, Hollyhock! Anything involving chocolate will be just fine.
September 13 at 07:44 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Movies & Reviews  First time posting one, but here goes.

Movie title plus anything else you remember:
Forgot to say you are my soul mate.
September 5 at 20:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm so glad you posted this! I've got songs racing through my brain...and My One True Love is all I can think of...but it doesn't fit "forgot to say" - where is Mike, Gram, Hope, Rich, iacta & Safety or anyone else?? Gerty?
September 5 at 20:54 EST .

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   Surfhut  I can't return here until the A.M., but leave you this hint:
What do you add onto the end of a letter when you forgot to say something in the body of it?
September 5 at 21:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Oh......P.S.I Love You! If that's it, it's a good clue but an even better hint for me at least! Storm is going to be so happy you joined in.
September 5 at 21:17 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  P.S., I love you
September 5 at 21:17 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I checked this movie out of the library a few months ago on Surfie's recommendation (it's one of her favorites ) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Surfie.
September 5 at 22:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  Yes, Storm is very happy. That was a good clue, Surf. Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank in the cast.

However, now you know that the song worm for the day is that song.

Dear, I thought I'd drop a line
The weather is cool
The folks are fine
I'm in bed each night at nine
PS I love you
September 6 at 06:21 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on The Road Automobilia  My first car was a '64 Chevy Impala. It had been the family car, then my brother's 1st car, then my 1st car. It had seen better days by the time I got my driver's license. Didn't care! Sure had a lot of fun driving Nellie. What was your 1st car? Did you give it a name?
September 1 at 06:48 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  My first car was a '55 Ford Crown Victoria. It was two-tone black and white. I converted it from an automatic to a three speed manual on the floor. I drove it until all the salt from Illinois winter roads ate away the front suspension.
September 2 at 08:44 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  A used 1970 Chevy Nova, 3 sp. man. on the floor w/ 307..put headers, 4bbl. w/ intake on her. Plus all the badging for an "SS"
September 3 at 00:50 EST .

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   Bettijo  It was about 1953. I was living at home, working, and going to college. I was not allowed to drive the family car and desperately wanted a car of my own. My father was totally against financing a car and would not let me buy one until I could pay cash for it. I finally saved $500 and my father and I went shopping for a used car. I wanted a convertible and he wanted something safe for me to drive. Finally we found a 1950 Chevy convertible we could agree on. The owner would not let it go for less than $550 and I had only $500. It was a standoff until my father came up with the $50. I never forgot my father's objection to financing cars and to this day I have never financed a car!
September 15 at 20:07 EST .

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   Safetydude  That's a pretty good price for a three year old car that sold for around $1,800 new.
September 18 at 23:02 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Blessings  7:00 on Friday evening. Enjoying a glass of wine, some beautiful pasta and salad, after working hard all week.
August 15 at 20:06 EST .

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   NotaBene  What a nice way to unwind from a busy week. I would have added some music, it really relaxes me.
August 16 at 15:06 EST .

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