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   Surfhut posted on Nostalgia  I have a little down time this morning before the big feast. A Thanksgiving memory came to me out of the blue. When I was pretty young (probably 12 or so ), Mom told me to bring the pot of gravy from the stove to countertop so she could put it in gravy boats. It was an old pot with a wooden handle. The handle broke and the entire batch of gravy spilled onto the kitchen floor. Disaster! Somehow, Mom made more gravy while I cleaned up the floor. I have no idea how she did that.

Anybody have Thanksgiving mishap stories to share?
Yesterday at 08:57 EST .



   BirdsNest  Our mothers were the original multi-taskers. Nothing was too tough to do for them. Hope some of the next generation will see the benefit of that.

The only Thanksgiving mishap for our family was the year my 16 year old brother crashed his trail bike into a telephone pole in our front yard. Dinner was forgotten while everyone piled into the car and went 30 miles to UVA hospital. He was seriously injured, but thanks to one gentleman on the rescue squad(he was a preacher ), instead of them taking him to the small hospital 10 miles away, he made the call to go to the bigger hospital. Pretty much saved his life, long time in hospital, much damage. We were thankful he survived, so that Christmas was extra special. He never appreciated the gift he got, the one of survival, but we did.
Yesterday at 10:23 EST .




   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  I've read many reports that we are going to have a very long/cold/wet winter as a result of an El Nino event over the Pacific Ocean. It snowed in OKC last Sunday, and I drove to work on 2" of ice Monday. Right now, at 7:00 am, it is 60 degrees and we are having a thunderstorm. Considering the weather here and the record snowfall elsewhere, I'm thinking the winter forecast reports are probably correct.
November 22 at 08:10 EST .

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   Gram77  Perhaps dog sleds should be considered. They don't go off in the ditch.
November 22 at 16:54 EST .




   Surfhut posted on Crafts  I have zero artistic ability when it comes to crafting. The holidays are coming. What are you talented Ldotters making?
November 9 at 08:14 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I would like to see some new ideas also. I was gifted with some fabric yesterday, I will sort through it and gift what I cannot use. I am feeling like I want to start piecing a quilt.
November 9 at 13:12 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Surfie---I do all kinds of crafts and I don't have an artistic molecule in my body! But I CAN follow directions. You appear to be one who also can follow directions. Why not try? There are a gazillion things out there in the internet--lots of them require little or no money to be spent; just a little ingenuity.

Don't know if this is allowed to be posted here but I find Pinterest very helpful for ideas. Enjoy!
November 15 at 13:19 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Gerty I can admit to being a Pinterest junkie!

Surf, would something like homemade stone ground mustard work? Soooo easy. With a really cute jar and an adorable label printed on your printer. Homemade vanilla takes at least to months to make.
November 15 at 13:47 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  Who has a November birthday? We're gearing up for the holidays and (hopefully ) the Thanksgiving cooking thread on the Mother Ship. I still want to get the Ldot birthday calendar together.
November 3 at 19:38 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  My little Jacob turns 7 on the 26th;- ). We'll be celebrating at Robata's (hibachi ) - his favorite place.
November 3 at 20:30 EST .

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   Balogreene  FL Homeschool Mom, have I not been paying attention, or have you been gone a long time? Tell Jacob happy birthday from me.
November 4 at 20:18 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I love the name Jacob. My beautiful Silkie rooster is named Jacob, he is good to his hens and a gentleman.
November 5 at 16:53 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  It's been a while - been dealing with depression for a while. 3 year anniversary losing Gerry has hit hard. Yesterday would have been our 15 year anniversary an we should be in Jamaica celebrating right now.
November 7 at 20:06 EST .

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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!!
October 27 at 17:13 EST .

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   Hagar  Phooey! Congratulations for making it another year!!
Happy Birthday
October 27 at 17:37 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  Happy birthday!
October 28 at 00:02 EST .

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   Ynaught  Belated birthday wishes, Phooey!
October 28 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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   Gerty  It is a pleasure to know someone who sees life this way!
November 5 at 19:44 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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   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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   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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