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Chat About Anything / Re: Membership cancelation ?
Last post by WhiteHat - Today at 02:15:27 pm
The site has changed since I was last a member and I'm sorry I rejoined.

Please delete my membership.
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Hi Everyone. It is a beautiful sunny and chilly day here in South Carolina.  When I got up this morning it was 32 degrees, our first freezing day of the season but we will be in the mid-50's this afternoon.  I am late getting here this morning as have been dealing with paperwork involved with the DMV and the sale of the PT Cruiser to my son.  As normal his first trip generated more paperwork needed so he was just here and hopefully that is taken care of.  I have already taken the vehicle off of the insurance policy so now officially only own one vehicle. The housekeeper is here this morning and Pat and I plan on going out for lunch today to enjoy the nice weather and to keep the kitchen clean for at least one day. I may pick up a couple of prescriptions from Walmart when we are out. 

Judy, I will check out the video you gave us the link for later today.
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Thoughts for the Week / Re: Thoughts of the Month~Nove...
Last post by Larry Hanna - November 15, 2018, 08:25:17 am
Hi Everyone. It is a chilly and still rainy morning but the forecast says the rain will likely be over in a couple of hours.  I cancelled out taking my friend for coffee this morning as didn't want the responsibility of getting him out on a rainy morning. I am glad I did as seem to be running on low battery this morning and didn't even get up until 8:30. 

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner at the Church last evening with turkey, dressing, corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli and a dinner roll plus a pumpkin type rolled cake with filling dessert.  I was very good and the event was very well attended.  We had 10 Veterans from the VA Spinal Center as our guest and 5 or 6 therapy dogs and their owners in attendance.  Our Veterans and families were honored.  The Veterans from the Spinal Center were each given a beautiful knitted lap robe that the craft ladies had made this last year.  Finally our choir director/pianist played a number of Patriotic songs for us while we were going through the serving line and then everyone sang God Bless America.  When we got back to the house Scott put up the curtain fixtures and hung the new black out drapes that Pat had gotten and also put in the last slide out shelf.   

Carol, in answer to your question I think our world if not mad is on its way although I expect people have thought the same thing as the world changed in the past.  There was a disturbing report issued by the Government yesterday that our military may no longer have the ability to win a war with Russia/China.  Just what we need in something else one could worry about.  I wonder why a recipe website would be asking for a person's Gender (if I understood your comment). 
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Thoughts for the Week / Re: Thoughts of the Month~Nove...
Last post by Carol - November 14, 2018, 12:06:48 pm
I am really worried about this country.  I just signed on to one of my favorite places to check out a recipe, etc.  I could not get into the site because a block of instructions where the question was:  Gender - there were three choices.  Male, Female, Custom.  Apparently, they are forcing people to name your gender (which not too long ago was only two choices).  Has the world gone mad? 
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Thoughts for the Week / Re: Thoughts of the Month~Nove...
Last post by Larry Hanna - November 14, 2018, 07:40:21 am
Hi Everyone. We are in for another cloudy and rainy day with 100% chance of rain this evening and a fairly high percentage chance throughout the day.  This will be a relatively busy morning as between 9-11 the man is coming to check my oxygen concentrator for the normal 3 month checkup and at 10 am a friend will be here to work with me for an hour. I have completed all of my morning kitchen duties including just fixing Pat's breakfast.  Now it is time to rest awhile sitting here at my desk. This evening is our annual Thanksgiving Day Wednesday night meal at the Church with turkey and dressing and all the trimmings.  This is the one evening a year we have several veterans from the VA hospital, usually in wheelchairs, join us and also the rescue or comfort dogs will be there again this year as they were a big hit last year with not only the vets but also all attending the meal. Later Scott will be out to spend a couple of hours with us. 

Judy, thanks for sharing the information regarding Ruth losing her husband.  My condolences are certainly with Ruth and her family at this difficult time.  I did read the obituary and realized he was my age.   
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Thoughts for the Week / Re: Thoughts of the Month~Nove...
Last post by JudyB - November 13, 2018, 05:45:04 pm
One of our members has lost her husband.  Here is the obituary.

https://www.eganfuneralhome.com/melvin-harold-tex-gray/

This was Ruth's husband.
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Thoughts for the Week / Re: Thoughts of the Month~Nove...
Last post by Larry Hanna - November 13, 2018, 08:35:46 am
Hi Everyone. We are in for another cloudy and somewhat rainy day.  My main activity for today is a quick trip to Walmart to pick up a prescription and to get a few items we need so we can delay our next trip to Costco a couple of days. The person I was suppose to meet with this morning had to reschedule until tomorrow morning.  So it should be a pretty quiet day.  Yesterday I did get to the podiatrists office and had my toenails trimmed and also met earlier with the friend who came over. 

Judy, it sounds like you all are getting started on winter with the snow.  It sounds like you had a great Sunday service and must have a very good minister. I never mastered the art of backing up a simple trailer on the farm without a number of tries so can't image trying to put a 5th wheeler into a garage.  The other day I backed my car into the garage but decided it wasn't worth the effort in the future. 

Carol, I have used the Quick Reply box for years and this new one is even better since it has the formatting and other controls right at the top of the box.  I expect we will soon have the same thing in Seniors and Friends when the new software is installed. If I had to decide between baking and visiting the visiting would win out every time.  Sure nice to read that the acupuncture treatments are being helpful to Don this year. Whatever eases pain is always welcome.

Marilyn, I sure hope the recovery is continuing on pace for Keith. 
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Thoughts for the Week / Re: Thoughts of the Month~Nove...
Last post by Carol - November 12, 2018, 12:18:18 pm
Good Day everyone - or evening to Jackie.   I am trying the Quick Reply post site.  The oven timer is set to go off soon for two loaves of pumpkin bread are half finished baking.  I am way behind in baking this year.   too much visiting but isn't that therapeutic as well?  Don is off for acupuncture treatment - it is helping this year.  Hooray! 

Judy:  Thanks for your comments mentioning man-made-rules.  Did John and you get all the wood stored indoors?  Put your feet up and rest a bit.  Are you knitting?  I had to pull apart a half knitted scarf because I cannot figure out how to fix a problem in knitting anything.  The yarn color is called Denium and it looks nice next to jeans. 

   

   
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Thoughts for the Week / Re: Thoughts of the Month~Nove...
Last post by JudyB - November 12, 2018, 09:04:44 am
This past weekend was very busy. A lot of snow fell over night and the roads were a mess. John had a school bus driver improvement course to teach on Saturday. That is always a big day, with new bus drivers having a lot of questions.  Then we had to pick up office supplies and other things. We ate out which made an easier supper hour. We were both weary when we arrived home, and our "boys" the 2 dogs and 2 cats were glad to see us.    On Sunday we had a wonderful time at church, our pastor had a dynamite message on how to change from the inside out.  We went out to dinner again with friends from our sister church joining us. We then went to their place to park their 5th wheel trailer for them. John parks it in their garage every year. We headed home and again the boys were glad to see us. the continuing snow fall caused a power outage so off to bed we went. 

Our pastors message was based on Matthew 15 and Romans 12.  Matthew 15:12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"

The chapter to this point was about man made rules, however I found verse 12 interesting.  How many of us are offended when someone says our rules are not Biblical? Jesus was attacking the man made rules and people were offended. they were outside rules and then in Romans 12
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.  In other words we are to change from the inside to create a new a holy life on the outside. 
If we do this we will see a change in our lives, the lives of those around us, and in our world. This world needs to see us shine and know we are different.  that only happens if our insides are shining for Jesus.
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