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   Gerty posted on Blessings  Just want to put it in writing: Thank you, Lord, for all You have given and continue to give!
12 hours ago .

   1 person like this.

   Hagar  Just wanted add an Amen to what you said
9 hours ago .

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   Gerty posted on Main Page The Lobby  Would it not be better to read in the headlines that the Grand Jury COULD NOT indict Officer Wilson rather than that they DECIDED NOT TO indict Officer Wilson?
Tuesday at 05:46 EST .

   9 people like this.

   Gram77  Oh Gerty, you are so right!
Tuesday at 06:13 EST .

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   Fireball27  Right Gerty. I'm betting we'll see headlines with the "Republicans say" Wilson not guilty line. Not the Grand Jury said so. You remember when Clinton's man testified that he set up donations to the DNC from an Indian Tribe trying to stay the only casino in the area? Even though this testimony was live on C-SPAN, and the guy admitted to recieving money for the DNC, the media reported it as "Republicans say" DNC got donations from tribe.
Tuesday at 07:25 EST .

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   Hollyhock  You got it right Gerty. They wanted revenge not justice. Now the professional rioters and looters can pack up and move on to the next job. They may have been successful in turning Ferguson into the next Detroit. Business owners have lost their livelihood, inventory and buildings not to mention employees are now unemployed. There is big money behind this outrage.
Tuesday at 09:35 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Pet Peeves  I dislike the feeling that there is no way to relieve Obama of his presidential powers (both real and imagined )!
November 17 at 08:18 EST .

   9 people like this.

   Gerty  If anyone is interested in contacting me:
November 17 at 07:04 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Crafts  Don't really know where to put this, but, here goes.

A short time ago, I asked how I would go about getting a pattern for a slipper in the shape of a shark. How funny would that be to have DH wear these silly slippers for the holidays?

And my friends on the Connection (as always ) came through with the information. I purchased the pattern and eagerly showed it to my husband. Well!! There was no need for him to be so adamant in his reaction upon seeing what the silly slippers would look like.

Ergo--Would anyone out there like the pattern for Shark Slippers? No, not a copy. I understand copy rights. I will send you the downloaded crochet instructions--no charge involved. One thing more: how do I post my e-mail address so any possible takers can e-mail me their address?

November 15 at 10:23 EST .

   8 people like this.

   Gerty  Second call: If anyone would like the pattern for (silly ) Shark Slippers, please contact me at e-mail found on main forum. Click the name Gerty found at the start of any of my comments.
November 17 at 08:56 EST .

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   Gerty  I have had no takers for the Shark silly slippers. I guess my husband was right: silly slippers are a silly idea! (Sounds like a good title for a country western song! )

Accordingly, I have deleted the offer from the Coffee Klatch wall and am withdrawing the offer here too. Have filed the directions under "Silly Ideas". Ta! Ta!
November 21 at 16:27 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Pet Peeves  People who use their children to inflict emotional pain on others. This usually takes the form of depriving relatives from being a part of the children's lives.

What kind of a person who, upon receiving the final decree of divorce, holds a funeral for the departed parent in the dining room of their home? (I kid you not! )

How about returning unopened Christmas gifts to a grandfather who hand-made toys for the children?

Of course, if we are dealing with pedophiles and physically abusive parents and grandparents, there is real reason for blocking them out. But petty squabbles?
November 15 at 01:46 EST .

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   Gram77  This happened in my family. My sister-in-law and husband lost their youngest daughter and a 6 months old baby was left without a mother. The baby's father moved away immediately after the funeral and left no address. (too bad there were no computer yet ) My sister-in-law shopped for her grandson for each and every Christmas and waited. My sister-in-law died years later and in the attic they found all those presents. Gerty, you bring up a sad but all too often happening in families.
November 15 at 10:57 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Main Page The Lobby  Does anyone agree that what is going on in Ferguson is an absolute disgrace?
November 10 at 04:52 EST .

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   Balogreene  It is not a disgrace Gerty, it is a carefully orchestrated plot by the Left.
November 10 at 19:29 EST .

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   Bettijo  "FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters ) - The police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, an incident that has sparked repeated and sometimes violent racially charged protests, was injured in the encounter and treated for a facial injury, the city's chief of police said on Wednesday."

What am I missing? If the officer had injuries, then Brown must have attacked him. If Brown attacked him, how can the officer be charged with anything? Yes, Gerty, this is an absolute disgrace.
November 12 at 12:50 EST .

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   Shimmer128  It's a careful orchestrated plot by the left, which is a disgrace!
November 15 at 10:52 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  With this administration in power the disgrace will be perpetuated until the MSM runs out of ink.
November 16 at 08:23 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  Urgent request for prayers. Heard from Hikergirl who is having some difficulty posting. Her daughter (BG ) has a childhood friend who is in need of lots of prayers:

" BG' s best friend since kindergarten is expecting her 3rd child ( 5th child in a blended family ) He will have a cleft lip and pallet his name is Noah he is due Jan12th They are hard working multiple job holding family she works goes to school and volunteers at an abuse shelter.He works 2 full time jobs and mentors young men GREAT kids so prayers please!"

I know we will all come to the rescue with lots of prayer time!
November 8 at 15:42 EST .

   11 people like this.

   Gram77  For sure, prayers here!
November 8 at 18:18 EST .

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   Surfhut  Prayers going up right now for little Noah and his family. From what I know, Noah will require some surgery (depending on the severity ) but can be a beautiful, happy, healthy little boy. Love and miss you HG.
November 9 at 08:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Prayers from here also. Surfie is right, surgery can repair that nicely. A local friend had a boy born with that and with the help and generosity of Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters his surgeries repaired the deformity. He is a happy healthy little boy, full of personality and confidence.
November 9 at 11:00 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up here Hikergirl . . . May God be with you all.
November 9 at 16:07 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  Never let it be said that the Catholic Church lacks a sense of humor.

October 31st (Halloween ) is officially the feast day of St. Wolfgang.

Happy Halloween, everyone!
October 31 at 09:34 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Faith  "Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."
— Blessed Pope Paul VI
October 21 at 07:55 EST .

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   Gerty  This is interesting. It is also a good example of actual quotes from holy people which can be used... and used...and used!

Pope Paul VI tells us to aspire to a joyful life, live life to the fullest, use the talents we have, etc.

No where is there an OK to go against the Ten Commandments.

Can you imagine what a spin dr. could do with this quote?

Kind of makes you wonder about the words of Pope Francis and what the MSM is doing with the Pope's words.
October 21 at 08:10 EST .

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