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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 .

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   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 .

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   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!
Yesterday 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 .

   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 .

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   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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   Gerty posted on Crafts  Take a look at the shark sock posted by Miss Y on the Coffee Klatch wall.

Anybody know where I can get the pattern to knit these?
October 19 at 10:53 EST .

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   NotaBene  The shark socks were very nice, Gerty I hope you can get the pattern and knit them. Please post a photo if you can. I am knitting hats for my kids and grandkids for the winter now. I would love to see your knitting projects.

I miss Mrs. Cow! Also her news from the barn!
October 20 at 00:39 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Gerty, a quick search shows that someone is selling the pattern online, but another poster complained about the high price.

Many of us miss Mrs. Cow and the barn news. And we miss others too, but it is not our call who gets to be here. I am sure others have busy lives and feel it is too much trouble to post a few words a day. I post when I can get the time, but most days we are not doing anything of interest to others. Sometimes I post just because I want to tell someone about the wonderful canning outcomes, but I am sure many could live without that bit of news. Would like to think our enthusiasm would "infect" others to try it. We have a friend in CT that has started gardening veggies,last year she learned how to hot water bath food in jars, and this year she took the leap to pressure canning-all from our conversations on the phone, no hands-on instruction. We have made a difference in one person's life. Guess that should be enough.
October 20 at 07:45 EST .

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   Gerty  My dear MissBirdie!! You have made a difference in my life and I would venture to say many, many more.

Let me give you one example (and there are more to come ).

One of my nieces is an attorney---as very high salaried tax lawyer. And I am always full of questions--never too old to learn. But I felt uncomfortable asking all these legal questions without some sort of payment. So, we agreed on a barter system. WOW--did I get a whole bunch of legal info on your dried figs! She just loves them!
These figs have provided the basis of many long phone conversations during which I learned more about what a great Mom she is too. And she has learned about BirdsNest of the inexhaustible energy for her garden and life in general!

So there.
October 20 at 19:36 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Hi ladies. The pattern for the shark socks is on called Shark Week. How about some matching mittens?
October 20 at 19:49 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Oh Gerty, I was not fishing for compliments but I do thank you for the kind words. I just think there are many here that would help others just by posting a few words a day. Every ones comments are important, some more than others, and occasionally someone posts a comment that makes a huge difference in someone's life. There are posters that no longer come here and they are truly missed, but we cannot stop being who we are because of that.
October 23 at 10:20 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Pet Peeves  Old, used, worn out, dirty paper money!!!

('fess up---how many of you thought I was going to complain about men or women!?! )

It is an observable fact that our Village bank is the last stop before these foul notes get sent to the Federal Reserve for a proper shredding burial. In view of the dreadful viruses making their presence felt around the world, one would think that our government would start house cleaning in our own backyards.

Yuck! When are we going to wake up to the realization that our form of money has outlived its usefulness? Solution? Paper should be changed into a washable form of currency. Laugh if you will---
October 13 at 11:05 EST .

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   Phooey  He,he,he-- Gerty, money laundering is illegal !
October 15 at 16:06 EST .

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   Safetydude  Once upon a time the Fed's had a plan to replace all paper money every so many years so they could get at all the money stuffed in mattress, to negate counterfit money and to force drug dealers to give up their loads of illigal(laundered )cash.

Forget 'washable' currency. Get rid of all paper money and make all retail transactions via a plastic debit card handled only by its owner.

(My mother always told me not to put coins in my mouth. However, when you're seven years old on your bike heading to the store to buy a piece of candy there is no better place to carry your coins ).
October 15 at 22:37 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I read somewhere that an incredibly high percentage (I forget the exact number ) of paper money is contaminated with cocaine. Anecdotally, I know this to be true, because I once had a part-time job as a bartender, and I would get a little buzz on my tongue while counting money at closing time. I would wet my thumb on my tongue to more easily count the money.
October 16 at 21:02 EST .

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   Gerty  When you're right, you're right, Mr.Phoo---what you posted was really funny!
October 19 at 13:20 EST .

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