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   Bettijo  I tried to post to the Household Hints wall. I got this message "Bad Words are not allowed in our website. Please use different words ! The Word detected was [·] !" I have carefully read the post; there is no offensive word in it. So I do not know what word to remove. Sorry, gang, it was a really good hint.
Yesterday at 05:24 EST .

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   Balogreene  I can't believe I posted a photo of me. This is in reply to MeiDei. I so want to eat corn on the cob. Can you believe with these beautiful, $3200 teeth, the dentist says I can't? He tells me they won't work right. I've had horrible false teeth for 12 years, in the beginning I could eat corn on the cob, even though the teeth "rocked".

This dentist did TWO impressions, 4 bite fittings, and now I have the final teeth. he'll fix as I need now. He recommended a powder adhesive, which works so well, I can hardly get the teeth out! I can't imagine not eating corn on the cob.

I just got the teeth yesterday. The dentist says I can only eat soft food for a couple of weeks, with the bad teeth I've forgotten how to chew, and how to talk, etc. Yesterday, I tried to eat soft food, and bit the heck out of my lower lip.

But, he thinks I need implants to hold the lowers in, then I can eat corn on the cob (an obsession of mine ).

   July 3 at 19:32 EST .

   Safetydude  Happy Birthday, America.
   July 2 at 19:27 EST .

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   Balogreene  Thank you Mr. SafetyDude. I have seen some, not nearly enough.
July 3 at 19:38 EST .

   MeiDei  This just struck me as beautiful... do you agree?
   July 2 at 11:43 EST .

   Grahamcracker  So true. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary. Many times one or the other of us wanted to pack it all in, but love and good sense prevailed!
2 hours ago .

   Bettijo  I have been saying for years that we should have to pass a short "government literacy" test before being allowed into the voting booth. This proves it.

Published on Jul 1, 2015
Media analyst Mark Dice asks beachgoers in San Diego, California some basic questions about America's 4th of July Independence Day celebration and their answers are quite disturbing.

July 2 at 07:43 EST .

   MeiDei  Agree with you Bettijo.
July 2 at 11:49 EST .

   Bettijo  15 discrepancies in the latest massacre story.

- See more at:

I was driving from Atlanta to Chicago, December 14, 2012, and listened to the news reports of the Sandy Hook shooting on my XM radio all day long. At the time, I thought something was strange. I still do.
June 27 at 07:42 EST .

   Gerty  Miss Bettijo, I need to comment on your great closing sentence at the end of your comment below.

"It does not cost anything to be considerate."

Good for you!! Aside from my parents and Grandmother, I was taught by a boat-load of religious teachers. Year after year the message was taught: You don't have to have a million dollars to act like you do! Of course, they were referring to the positive aspects of being brought up in a wealthy environment. I have a small list of things that don't cost money along with consideration.

Thank some one for any compliment given in the form of words or gifts. You don't even need the cost of a postage stamp today---use any form of e-mail.
You don't have to be the Queen of England to eat neatly.
Prince William's wife Kate, always appears 'fully dressed' and in good taste. It doesn't take a lot of money to cover up.
While not costing a penny, you will 'spend' some time with an elderly person...just making some small conversation and a good part to their day.
June 23 at 10:54 EST .

   Gerty  This appears on the Pet Peeves Wall. Not sure many would see it, so I double posted it.
June 23 at 10:55 EST .

   Gram77  You know Gerty, I had a good life while growing up in the 30s with my great grand parents and a bunch of relatives. We all lived on a large farm and all worked hard. All these people taught me to reach out to those who were hurting and hungry and to give whenever we could. It seems perfectly natural and normal to me even today to help, to say something nice, and to share. Doesn't cost a penny to be nice. Frankly, I think it's a great feeling.
June 23 at 15:41 EST .

   Balogreene  I had immigrant (Norway and Sweden ) great grandparents. Mom remembers, during the depression, one of the grandfathers worked for the WPA, the Salvation Army (was a preacher, not sure he got paid ), shipbuilding on the Great Lakes, and anything else he could do. His wife always told my mom (her granddaughter ), It doesn't cost much to stay clean, only a bar of soap, and you can make that yourself!
June 24 at 20:21 EST .

   Gerty  Don't know to which wall this belongs.

Since we don't have a "Sick to my stomach to see" wall, I'll just place it here.

Upon removing the tags from a new mattress cover, I discovered that it was made in the USA---with materials imported from China!! It made me sick to my stomach to see!
June 22 at 09:56 EST .

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   Balogreene  Altho I got my mattresses from Ikea, and they are made in Sweden (I sleep on a European-style bed, very thin mattress, good wooden support underneath ).
June 24 at 20:22 EST .

   Bettijo  The graduation speech every incoming college student should hear

June 20 at 12:50 EST .

   Balogreene  Amazing how a child’s mind works--sweet, touching words from mouths of babes…

A group of professionals posed this Question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds:

What does love mean?

Answers were broader, deeper, and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined!

When my grandmother got arthritis,

she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.

So my grandfather does it for her all the time,

even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.

~Rebecca- age 8

When someone loves you,

the way they say your name is different.

You just know that your name

is safe in their mouth.

~Billy - age 4

Love is when a girl puts on perfume

and a boy puts on shaving cologne

and they go out and smell each other.

~Karl - age 5

Love is when you go out to eat

and give somebody most of your French fries

without making them give you any of theirs.

~Chrissy - age 6

Love is what makes you smile

when you're tired.

~Terri - age 4

Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy

and she takes a sip before giving it to him,

to make sure the taste is OK.

~Danny - age 8

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas

if you stop opening presents and just listen.

~Bobby - age 7

(Wow! )

If you want to learn to love better,
you should start with a friend who you hate.
~Nikka - age 6
(We need a few million more Nikka's on this planet )

Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt,
then he wears it every day.
~Noelle - age 7

Love is like a little old woman and a little old man
who are still friends even after they know each other so well.
~Tommy - age 6

During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared.
I looked at all the people watching me
and saw my daddy waving and smiling.
He was the only one doing that.
I wasn't scared anymore.
~Cindy - age 8

My mommy loves me more than anybody.
You don't see anyone else
kissing me to sleep at night.
~Clare - age 6

Love is when Mommy gives Daddy
the best piece of chicken.
~Elaine - age 5

Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty
And still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.
~Chris - age 7

Love is when your puppy licks your face
even after you left him alone all day.
~Mary Ann - age 4

I know my older sister loves me
because she gives me all her old clothes
and has to go out and buy new ones.
~Lauren - age 4

When you love somebody,
Your eyelashes go up and down
and little stars come out of you.
~Karen - age 7
(What an image )

Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet
and she doesn't think it's gross.
~Mark - age 6

You really shouldn't say
'I love you' unless you mean it.
But if you mean it,
you should say it a lot.
People forget.
~Jessica - age 8

And the final one:

Winner was a 4 year old child
whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman
who had recently lost his wife.
June 19 at 20:07 EST .

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