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   Gerty posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Just heard from a friend who noticed some interest in garden rocks on this wall some time ago. He was nice enough to volunteer the following information for those of you who may still be interested.

"There is an interesting type of rock called "Feather-stone", which looks quite natural, but
only weighs ounces compared to real stone. It can be mortared if you wish walls, but is
mostly used as accent pieces in flower beds. It is often used in conjunction with "lava rock"
to offer more than one texture. Lava rock is not so easily used, as it is quite sharp.

Just thought some of the bloggers might like to know about this."
Yesterday at 20:56 EST .

   Gerty posted on Main Page The Lobby  Some interesting facts for a slow-news Sunday here in the Mid-Hudson Valley of NYS.

Current weather: Temp. 2 degrees F.; Wind: 23 mph; Wind chill factor: -11 degrees F. There is no good weather news.
February 15 at 19:58 EST .

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   BirdsNest  No good weather news indeed....17F with wind chill of 1F. Tonight heavy snow and high winds. Charming.
February 16 at 08:30 EST .

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   Surfhut  Thundersleet all night. Thunderstorms with sleet coming down instead of rain. 1" of ice on the roads. I can't even get up the incline to get out of my apartment parking lot.
February 16 at 08:50 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Ice. The worst winter precipitation of all.
February 16 at 09:01 EST .

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   Balogreene  We expect 3 to 10 inches of snow, depending on where we live in the area. Already have a couple of inches here. My friends in Fayetteville NC are expecting 2 inches of ice, and power outages. I'm pleased, I get so much more done at home, glad I don't have to go in tomorrow. My deadline is Thursday, hope I get a day or two break.
February 16 at 19:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  Be safe, keep warm, hibernation is recommended : ) A good book or movie and a warm body - 2 or 4 legged to keep you company.
February 16 at 21:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  Surf, I came back from a long trip only to find the hill ahead of me too slick to drive on - I did only thing I could to get up that hill, and that was to drive, passenger side wheels only, on the grass bordering the road ... no sidewalk in that area thankfully. The ground was frozen so the lawns weren't ruined. My prayers are with all who have weather challenges this winter - and for those that have to deal with springtime flooding [this will be a real problem this year, hopefully the engineers will be planning on reducing the water in the lakes & streams via draining the dams early] & of course, tornadoes. God bless all.
February 16 at 22:45 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Crafts  Some of you will remember my mitigated flight into my purchasing the Shark Slipper pattern to crochet for my husband. It was not received well by him or my fellow Connectors (NO ONE took up my offer to give the pattern away FREE ).

Rewind to last night while watching the Super Bowl---"Hey, Hon, look at those shark on TV. Whatever happened to those slippers you said you were going to make for me?"

And then the fight began!!
February 2 at 11:02 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  ROTFLMAO, that is so cute. Our 2 emachines are in the shop, the new machine is due in a week, so this guy is from the closet w/xp, so glad I could log in.
February 3 at 10:14 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  Being fortunate enough to be part of a long marriage (in years ), it is so difficult to know what to get each other for birthdays, etc. This year's birthday will be the first time I have asked for what I would like to have.

Perhaps some of you can relate. I have been experiencing (as many of us seniors have ) the loss of height. I don't really mind because who ever heard of a "BIG old Italian lady"!?! (No, no--it's a "little, old Italian lady". )

What I DO resent is the fact that household engineers (is there such a term? ) never take the height of a person working in the kitchen into consideration.
It has lately been the bane of my existence.

So, you could imagine how delighted I was to see my husband's latest toy for his hobby woodworking shop---a table that is adjustable for various heights!! A dream come true. I want one. Never mind that it lacks all the charm of modern kitchen décor--I want one.

DH said he will use all the machines and tools at his disposal to make my birthday wish come true--and presentable for my kitchen. What a guy!
January 18 at 13:05 EST .

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   Linder  No wonder you've kept him around these long years. Sounds like a keeper!
January 18 at 21:29 EST .

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   Bettijo  I know exactly what you mean. Last week at doctor the nurse weighed and measured me and told me I was 60 inches tall. That is 5 feet! I used to be 5'4". What happened to the rest of me? No wonder my 13 year old granddaughter is taller than I. I thought she was just growing--never realizing I was shrinking.
January 19 at 06:06 EST .

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   Gram77  You are a lucky lady, Gerty. My mother was barely 5 feet and when I was in college my folks bought several acres and decided to build. My mother asked for nothing else but a kitchen that "fit" her and that's just what my dad did. Poor dad was 6 foot 4 inches and suffered in that kitchen but my mom was super happy and great goodies came out of that kitchen for years. Make the most of that table!
January 19 at 10:26 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Gerty, two things. Back up to a mirror and check your backside. I've lost a bit in height too, and I think I found where it went. Secondly, your are one very luck lady. Have you considered renting out DH? I want one of those tables!
January 19 at 16:21 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Pet Peeves  Would some one of you knowledgeable people out there tell be about Christmas-card- sending etiquette ?

Once again I find myself on the wrong side of popular (current ) practices!
January 9 at 08:33 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gerty, the Christmas card etiquette I was taught by my mother was:
A personal signature or note is required.
Don't send cards to people you are also exchanging gifts with.
Always respond to an unexpected card.

I practice them all today, but I have modified my Christmas card habits. For years, I sent dozens and dozens. I don't do that anymore. Now, I send cards to those who send me one. My daughter-in-law's mother, who is my age, is horrified at me. She is still sending out a hundred cards. I don't know which of us is observing appropriate behavior, but I'm through with spending an entire day addressing Christmas cards to people I don't care about.
January 9 at 12:18 EST .

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   Balogreene  We don't often send them. Nor do we get them. I agree, I was taught Storm's etiquette, but it is so expensive and time consuming, we rarely get around to it.
January 9 at 19:58 EST .

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   Surfhut  I was also taught Storm's etiquette. I'm 60. Over the years, the card sending has dropped off. I receive 1 card a year from my 80 year old aunt, professional and impersonal. Also receive 1 card a year from my cousin who writes a long and lovely note.

I call my dear Auntie to thank her for the card and we talk away with each other. Call my dear cousin and we have another wonderful chat with each other. (Cuz and I talk a lot but we both love the Christmas Card phone call. ) My friends and family and I who used to exchange cards now have a tradition of actually talking with each other on the phone during the Christmas season.

Works for me and my loved ones.
January 9 at 20:18 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I use Jacquie Lawson e cards, they are fun and can be viewed at the recipients leisure, I like to send the Advent Calender so they get 25 days of adventure.
January 17 at 11:03 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  Happy New Year to Mrs. Goldberg, her dedicated staff and all on the Connection!
December 31 at 11:39 EST .

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   NotaBene  I second that motion. Happy New Year to you all!
December 31 at 11:51 EST .

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   Surfhut  Third that motion! A quorum is present and a Happy New Year for all is on the books.
January 1 at 08:10 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Pet Peeves  Once again I am faced with a puzzlement! Have standards of behavior changed? Are parents too busy to care? Are young people just naturally drawn to what others do--as on TV or in school? Am I getting too cranky as I age? etc., etc., etc. Help me to understand.

At a small gathering over the weekend, I invited some close friends and a few relatives who will be joining their own extended families for Christmas. I particularly love Christmas and go to great lengths to decorate, cook, etc. And everyone seemed to be enjoying the light-hearted atmosphere.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear....but a young man with his phone snapping an untold number of photos of anything that seemed to catch his eye! The tree, the fireplace, decorations, light fixtures (? ) etc.

DH says I should be flattered. I am not. This is our home--not a public place open to everyone and anyone. I feel as though my privacy has been invaded. I don't feel grieved enough to make an issue of it with his parents, and I am wondering how you feel about this situation.
December 22 at 15:32 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other, It was flattering that he was so taken with your efforts, but should not have blasted your personal privacy who knows where.
Give him a swift kick in the pants next time you see him and let him wonder why.
December 23 at 00:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  You know what else, my nephews and niece will send thank-you notes to their grandmother on email. Although, I have to admit, my sister has never enforced thank-you notes, so email is better than none.
December 23 at 20:21 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Main Page The Lobby  Before we all get caught up with Christmas chores, I should like to wish all staff and members of The Connection a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

You bring so much to my daily life. Thank you.
December 21 at 09:53 EST .

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   NotaBene  Merry Christmas all including Ms. Lucianne and staff and all Ldotters and the best wishes for a very Happy New Year. Going to spend Christmas with the grandkids,
December 21 at 11:25 EST .

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   Hagar  Miss Gerty, I wish Bird & I could think of a better way of putting the words in your post, But you knocked it out of the park!!
December 21 at 16:02 EST .

  18 people like this.

   Gram77  A Merry Christmas from Gram to all!
December 22 at 09:44 EST .

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   Straitpath  Thank you all, staff and posters. You help in my happiness and joy. Merry Christmas.
December 22 at 12:52 EST .

  14 people like this.

   Alice  Yes! Gerty put it perfectly! Thank you all, staff and members. Merry Christmas!
December 23 at 14:32 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Main Page The Lobby  Congratulations to the staff for their political cartoon choice for today!
December 3 at 06:16 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Pet Peeves  First: Apologies to anyone who is a fan of the current female part of "Fox and Friends"--Elizabeth H.

I don't know about Elizabeth's performance on The View because I never watched the program. But, try as I may, I cannot watch this young woman for any length of time! She is soooo ill-at-eased! To me, it is like watching someone act in two second pauses--as if she is mentally reviewing WHAT she said and HOW she said it! Drives me to distraction each and every time. After being away for some weeks, she returned refreshed, airy and her performance just flowed......a few days it again.

I had to give up watching Fox & Friends in the morning. Now I spend the time wondering why I seem to be the only one who has this opinion! :- )
November 29 at 09:07 EST .

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   Straitpath  I watch only Fox on t v except sports shows. The commentators are an interesting bunch. There are a few stars. I like Megan, Bill, Greg Gutfield, Brett, Krautheimer, Miller.
November 29 at 15:06 EST .

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   Bettijo  Gerty, I agree. I don't watch Fox & Friends anymore either. In fact, I rarely watch Bill O'Reilly either now. I like Brett Baier(sp? ) a lot better. Wonder if they will move him to prime time?
December 5 at 09:54 EST .

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   Periwinkel  Part of the problem with halting speech on TV is they all have earpieces through which the producers talk to them constantly. I think it would be really difficult to speak and listen at the same time.
December 29 at 20:36 EST .

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