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   Flaming Sword  I couldn't stand it anymore. I suggest even if you are on a limited income, try to do the same, as best you can.

I went to the grocery yesterday. An elderly couple, he in a Veterans cap,she in one of the mobile cart thingies. They were both having a tough time getting around due to age. I got curious. Started following them around while not making myself obvious. I watched them pick up items, look at the price , them put them back. I got hacked. I started picking up the item and putting it in my basket which was pretty empty at the time.

Then they hit the meat dept. They bought almost nothing after picking up untold items, looking at the price, and putting them back. At that point, I had had it. I picked up a load of things they had looked at. Hauled back to the produce dept and loaded up. Then milk,cream,cheese,bread, a pie.. I was on a roll. I had a bit of time to spare as they were slow and the lines were very long. I bolted into the mgrs. office and told him what I was doing. Told him I'd be paying in cash,and gave him some cash for the bagger to make sure everything was loaded for them. These precious people will not worry about having meat ,but will feast for a while. And I don't think I've ever done something that made me feel so good. I've done this before, but smaller. I went big yesterday. I will do it again. Best damned feeling I've had since I can't remember when. And I grabbed a lot of staples, 5lb flour, 5 lb sugar, 2 lbs butter. 2 huge jars Jif peanut butter,etc. And thank you for your service Sir. I hope you had 2 of those ribeyes last night and finished with those strawberries and cream. Damn, that felt good. So VERY good.
5 hours ago .

   BirdsNest  Way to go Flaming Sword. That is a great way to restore someone's faith in humankind. I know, it was done to us. We were in the store picking up an apple(for the parrots ),a jug of drinking water,and a loaf of bread. The lady in front of us was checking out, the checker advanced the items on the belt, I grabbed them and said "this nice lady does not want to buy our groceries!" And somehow while I was chatting with Hagar, the checker rang up our items on the woman's bill. She loaded her groceries, said goodbye, and I stood there with my money waiting for the checker to ring me up. When she said they were already paid for I almost fell in the floor. We went directly out to the parking lot but she was gone. I knew she worked at WalMart and we finally tracked her down the other day and properly thanked her. Wow, it makes you feel SO GOOD. We are always on the other end of the gifting.
4 hours ago .

   Flaming Sword  I don't want to be tracked down, but thank you for your comments. From one who was the recipient,you should know.. I think no matter what end you are on, it's a wonderful thing. I dropped close to $400.00 but I swear it felt like someone had dumped a million on my head after it was done. I almost made me wonder if I did it because I wanted to help, or because of the boost it gave my ego. Whatever. All involved are happy. And as a side note. . I lost someone in June who meant more to me than I could ever explain. On his birthday in May, and for Christmas, I used to spend about 350-400 for each gift. He was the most generous loving ,person who ever lived. I know he's smiling down on me ,as this is the sort of thing he did often.
4 hours ago .

   Phooey  Well done, good and faithful servant.
2 hours ago .

   JoniTx  Here's the cartoon from the Indianapolis Star...
   7 hours ago .

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   JoniTx  This is the one the newspaper 'apologized' for!
7 hours ago .

   RedWhiteBlue  Thanx for posting this. I've been looking for it.

Happy Thanksgiving!
7 hours ago .

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   Flaming Sword  The editor decided to remove it. I just emailed the PC pig my opinion.
6 hours ago .

   StephaniePlum  Not only did the editor remove the cartoon, he wrote a drooling editorial, apologizing for publishing it in the first place. Maybe he thought it was offensive and uncaring for the "immigrant" family to be portrayed as having to climb in through the window rather than being warmly welcomed at the front door.
5 hours ago .

   Hollyhock  This is on Breitbart today. I am appalled that the Mexican gov is free to operate inside the US in such a way and even use municipal buildings.

7 hours ago .

   Wrightwinger  Well, executive amnesty has been declared... Abuse of power continues. Can't wait for the next egregious abuse of power shredding the Constitution. May God have mercy on our country... Be really difficult to put this genie back in the bottle...
Friday at 17:14 EST .

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   Linder  So disheartening but we have to persevere. We have no choice.
Friday at 17:56 EST .

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   John C  In response to Obama’s imperial amnesty move, Congresswoman Bachmann is organizing an anti-amnesty rally for December 3. in DC.

I have also posted this on event wall, hope there is a good turnout. Congresswoman Bachmann is not standing around waiting for someone else to protest.
Yesterday at 10:25 EST .

   Tlsher  I mentioned to a few of my liberal-leaning friends that, now that the precedent has been set, the next GOP president has the power to: end funding for abortion, stop prosecuting gun control laws, unilaterally rewrite the welfare laws, etc.. When framed in that context, you could see the realization that they suddenly "got" why what Obama did was a bad thing.
Yesterday at 17:55 EST .

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   Fireball27  What can we do? Here is one idea. Tell everyone you do business with you will no longer patronize them if they are using illegals. If enough of us complain, they will stop hiring illegals with phony paperwork. And we must make sure they know we will let everyone know why we won't patronize their business. No more jobs for illegals! Maybe some penalty to their business and maybe themselves will get our point across. Then maybe the illegals will go home.
23 hours ago .

   RedWhiteBlue  But how can you really tell if a business is using ILLEGALS?
7 hours ago .

   Wrightwinger  Let's look on the bright side... Now Republicans can choose to declare amnesty and protected status for the unborn, decide not to require taxes from the conservative businesses, require all liberals to disarm, and surrender their computers and... Well you get the drift. Just kidding by the way.
6 hours ago .

   Fireball27  Please people, don't let the media get away with the amnesty story they are putting out. Remind people the ILLEGALS are not just here ILLEGALLY, they are committing IDENTITY THEFT. Even the President says they are working here, but doesn't mention they have to be committing IDENTITY THEFT if they are. IDENTITY THEFT and FRAUD! Ask the media if the ILLEGALS are using THEIR Social Security Number. Most people won't know their S.S.N. is being used, at least until they file for Social Security. People on Social Security have had their accounts screwed up by ILLEGALS because income has been reported on their account, when the account holder has not worked. Just try to get that straightened out!
Friday at 13:40 EST .

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   Hollyhock  My son had his SS# used to open a bank acct in California.

Yes, it is identity theft and fraud just like it is fraud for people to vote who are not citizens. Voter fraud is a felony. Folks who have been convicted of felonies should be denied citizenship.

Sorry about the delete but I had to fix my bad spelling.
Friday at 15:01 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  I have lost count ---
Disgraced comedian Cosby --6 and counting
Disbarred and impeached former president Clinton -- 8 or 10
Friday at 11:30 EST .

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   Namma  My husbands siblings and their families gathered every week between Christmas and New Years, in the U.P. Of Michigan. We had family coming from Illinois, Wisconsin,West Virgina and Ohio. We would go out to woods, cut down a tree, and the kids would bring it back to camp. It was their job to decorate the tree, but only with things they found in the camp. We had some very interesting trees. One tree was decorated with bottle caps and pull tabs. One tree was all mittens, hats and scarfs. We had so much fun. Kids did a great job using their imaginations.
November 18 at 20:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  I love that tradition. What memories that family was making. Thanks for sharing.
November 19 at 05:38 EST .

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   Timber Queen  On the main page there is an article announcing a 15 cent "fee" on fresh cut Christmas trees. I waxed poetic about my wild forest Christmas trees I cut from my back yard. I'll never go back to cultivated farm trees, they are so thick, bulky and uniform. My forest trees let the ornaments, lights, and garland hang between the boughs and you can really appreciate their beauty. I love my wild Christmas trees! Here's our tree from 2012.
   November 16 at 21:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  Your tree is lovely. I had no experience with a professionally raised and shaped Christmas tree until, as young marrieds, we spent our first Christmas in California. Back here in Texas, in ranch country, the most presentable cedar in a pasture was always hacked down and hauled to the house. Who knew a Christmas tree could look like a perfect cone?

In my childhood, our trees were lighted with birthday candles in special little clips. The tree was lit only once and that was on Christmas Eve. A bucket of water was close by. With limited electricity (no lines, only a big generator ), the power couldn't be wasted on electric lights for a tree.
November 17 at 06:05 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Gerty  Want Miss Timber and Miss Storm to know how refreshing it is to read their charming posts this morning. A much needed respite from today's news!

I have always wanted to see a tree with the natural light from candles...sigh.
November 17 at 06:45 EST .

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   Gerty  Is "..natural light from candles.." an oxymoron?
November 17 at 08:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  "natural candle light" works for me, Gerty. One more thing about the candlelit trees. Santa visited us kids on Christmas Eve, so after supper, one parent or the other would take us down to the barn to check on the baby turkeys or over to see the ranchhands in the bunkhouse. When we got back home, Santa had lighted the tree and left his presents for us. It was magic!
November 17 at 15:04 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh, so many Christmas traditions. I like my mom's stories of going from Chicago to Muskegon MI. Her grandparents lived only a few months apart. The Swedish/Norwegian grandparents celebrated Christmas Eve. So, the family (mom, Grandma and Grandpa Stanton, and Uncle Larry ) spent it at the Roen house, opening presents, eating the Scandy food. On Christmas morning, they went to the Stanton/Nesburg home to celebrate an English Christmas morning and breakfast.
We did it differently growing up, but, I love mom's family's tradition.
November 17 at 20:35 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Balogreene  Oh my goodness, why don't I proofread? Her grandparents lived only a few blocks apart.
November 17 at 20:36 EST .

  2 people like this.

   StormCnter  I was very interested in reading about your family's tradition. So very different from our experiences down here. Your family had Swedish/Norwegian rituals to observe, down here we share a lot of the Mexican Christmas traditions: candles, leche quemada candy, luminarias, tamales at the Christmas dinner table.
November 19 at 05:42 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Lonestar Jack  Is Obama holding back releasing the deserter Bergdahl decision until Ferguson erupts?

I look for a very unpopular pardon for this Muslim deserter.
November 16 at 21:26 EST .

   9 people like this.

   FL Homeschool Mom  Matty's back home!
November 16 at 07:15 EST .

   12 people like this.

   Gram77  What great news.
November 16 at 11:01 EST .

 1 person like this.

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