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   Linder  A few weeks ago I signed on to say that my little 102 yr old mother had died and remarked that sometime I wanted to tell you about her. One story that I heard for the first time at her funeral. One night in the late 30's a neighbor man came to my mother's door and said his wife had just had a baby and he needed for her to come and look after her. Mother found the dying young mother hemorrhaging so badly that blood was running on the floor. There was no nearby doctor or hospital....few people had telephones or cars. My older sisters knew of this story but what they didn't know was that many years later the oldest daughter in that poor family came to Mother's nursing home room to thank her for the dress she wore to her mother's funeral. Mother realized that the daughter didn't have a nice dress to wear to her mother's funeral and so she made a dress, claimed she had made it for herself but it was too small and asked the girl to try it on. That girl...then in her 80's...had come to thank Mother and tell her that she was an adult before she realized the dress had been made just for her and to tell Mother that she loved her for that. There were so many more stories of her kindness and her accomplishments but that is my favorite. More than one person told me later that Mother's funeral service was the nicest they had ever heard...and I have to agree. I'd like to tell you more about my mother another time.
April 3 at 22:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  Acts of unselfish kindness always bring tears to my eyes - as this has. What a beautiful lady - will wait to hear more; thank you for sharing.
April 4 at 21:29 EST .


   Straitpath  I love this story. Please tell us more.
April 20 at 21:56 EST .


   BirdsNest  Linder, you had a wonderful mother. And that means you must have many of her traits. Thank you for the story, we will wait for more.
April 26 at 06:05 EST .




   Bmoc  It's been a while since I have visited 'The Connection' as I've been busy working on a lot of things but, I return today to once again ask for the prayers of my fellow L.com friends. Back in May of 2001, I made a small post in a comment section and I was amazed at the reaction. Lucianne posted the email I sent to her on what used to be called "Lucianne's Short Cuts." I came through that surgery quite well but again, I was amazed on the cards (Penney, I lost your card going home and I could never get through to you to say "thank you!" but I do it now. Your card meant a lot to me. Oddly enough, I was doing a web search for another site and found a post from the Lucianne archives. Within a minute, I found the page that had my post.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010515204741/http://lucianne.co
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Well, due to another heart infection, the valve put in fifteen years ago has worked its way loose because of that heart infection and I am being admitted to the same hospital on the morning of January 27th to have it repaired. The doctor has told me several times that this is going to be a 'risky' surgery due to the damage from the heart infection. I'm not looking for sympathy, but rather prayers. Besides the fact I love my family, I'm not quite finished with my next book! (Just kidding but I do have a number of books, e-books, and audio books up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Verwayne-Greenhoe/e/B005K2HFO2 ) Most are based on truth.

Take care and I hope to return soon. I love this place and the people who visit it. Since I found it, this site has been my home page. Carry on... I know you will!
Verwayne
January 25 at 16:09 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up for a successful surgery Verwayne . . . God be with you and yours.
January 25 at 18:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  Prayers from here also, for you, your family & all medical attendants. We look forward to welcoming you back sooner rather than later. Be at peace.
January 25 at 19:01 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Blessings and prayers for you and yours.
I will look you up on my Prime Amazon acct, but at the moment can't read, they removed the cataract from the long distance eye but not the near sight, ( complications from Lasik )
February 5 at 17:39 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  PS: opened you in new tab and Bookmarked for favorites, looking forwarded to reading again, EC
February 5 at 17:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  To all who visit here, from our house to yours: Hold on to all of this year's good memories & carry them with you in 2016.
   December 30 at 03:19 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Mega Dittos Mei, and back 'atcha
January 1 at 00:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thank you Iacta, how has the New Year been at your house? Well I hope.
February 15 at 12:18 EST .

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   Balogreene  An update: I am working month-to-month, depending on military funding. So, I am still applying. Pray for this. I had a phone interview, and within a couple of hours, they called back, they want an in-person interview. It's a really cool project, just exactly what I've done in the past, and will last 2-3 years. I'm 63, I hope they don't hold that against me, not only can I do the job, I've done it before.

I never held a job for more than 18 months. I've been with this company 13 years, part of me doesn't want to leave. Much of me doesn't want to leave the people I am currently working with in the lurch. But, it is MY life, MY future. I can't go on like this. I need to move on.
December 18 at 19:31 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Good Luck Balo . . . May God guide you in making the right decisions for you, at this particular time in your life.
December 18 at 20:35 EST .

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   Surfhut  My prayer is that our Lord bring you to the right job, and bring the right job to you. Amen, Sister! FWIW, my son just lost a promotion. The promotion went to a woman with no degree. She got it because she was far older (more experience ). In my company, the down-side to hiring mature people is that health insurance is so much higher. The up-side is that we old people are better employees. We go for the maturity!
December 24 at 09:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf. I agree, it sucks to be older. And I have heart issues. We'll see what they do, what they want, and how my current company reacts. I'm nervous, is that okay?
December 24 at 23:11 EST .

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   Surfhut  My great-niece. The newest addition to our family. I can't figure out how to make the picture not be side-ways. Click to embiggen an adorable little face.
   November 29 at 08:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  She's beautiful! Put some wings on her for a Christmas pageant & you have a perfect cherub.
November 29 at 10:08 EST .

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   Balogreene  Man, my nephews haven't even thought of marriage or kids. Lucky you.
December 24 at 23:12 EST .

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   MeiDei  I wish you all health, happiness, joy, peace, His unconditional love firm in your daily lives & enough to share with others.
With thankfulness for blessings, past, present & future.

   November 25 at 12:55 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  All the same and more to you and yours Mei
November 25 at 15:42 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I had car trouble this week and my wonderful neighbours came thru' for me . . . Praise the Lord for fantastic neighbours . . . we are so Blessed.
November 20 at 18:45 EST .

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   Straitpath  Have any of us not had the experience of losing something, praying to find it, and then miraculously finding it? I think this happens so often because God wants us to know He answers prayers. My grandson lost an irreplaceable set of keys on a mountain path. He searched until dark and then he and his Dad resumed the search the next morning after praying. The keys were immediately found in a miraculous way. So thankful.
November 16 at 22:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  All the time : )
November 18 at 12:08 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  In situations like this, my ex-wife would repeat this prayer:
"St. Joseph, St. Joseph,
Please come around,
Something is lost,
That cannot be found."

Saw it work a few times too.
November 25 at 12:07 EST .

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   Balogreene  Ok, Looks like I haven't posted for a while. I came through my triple bypass amazingly well (although, feeling like I do, I'd hate to have come through it badly ). My BIL came through his prostatectomy very well, they got all the cancer. My Sister got through a replacement of her abdominal aorta, and removal of ovaries (because of tumors ) very well, and the tumors were benign.

Also, I got my letter of termination from my company, warning me my job ends Dec. 4. But, it looks like I have other work at least through May. I'm applying for jobs within the company, and without. I'm only 63, want to work several more years. But, I do qualify for Medicare, SS, and have a semi-good retirement account, just don't want to do it.
November 15 at 16:50 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Except for th job, it sounds like good news all around! Stay well Balo and have agreat T' day
November 16 at 22:00 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the blessings that have been bestowed upon me these last few months. The best one of all is that Hagar is continuing to get better. He is far from well, but every day he is here is a day I can hear his voice.
October 23 at 08:37 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  May God continue to Bless you and Hagar.
October 25 at 12:15 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks Hope. Today at the tracks I got to deliver some good news to all that ask about him every week. It made them happy that he is better and even more determined to pray harder for even more good results. These people are from all walks of life, firm in their belief that he will get to come home to see everyone. They have been so good for me, their interest in any small detail, and their goodness. I am proud to know them.
October 31 at 20:25 EST .

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   NotaBene  It is so good to hear Hagar is getting better. Continue counting your blessings. May you have many birthdays together.

Blessings for both of you.
November 1 at 23:12 EST .

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   Straitpath  I am so glad to hear this great news!
November 7 at 13:33 EST .

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