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Nov 24, 2012
 
Boomer7 wrote:
Pub dinner update...
Stopped in yesterday to help clean up. We were not expecting congratulatory hand shakes and hugs! Word had spread about how we fed the homeless guy. No big deal to us, just helping the less fortunate.
We are now preparing for Christmas. And, folks are asking what they can bring and how they can help.
Life is good!
Enjoy the day/evening.
And you as well, Boomer!

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<quoted text>Good afternoon DW. Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned, you and yours.
I'm not a fanatic alumni of Notre Dame, but I have a couple of family members who are. I'm just a fanatic of Notre Dame football! Also, most of the family either did or does attend Catholic schools and high schools in Indy, many times we know the players on the team, some of the guys played HS football with them. There's always some of us taking their turns going up to the home games. As you can imagine, we're really PSYCHED right now....and hubby's family is from Alabama, so you can imagine he is too. If they end up playing each other for the title, there's gonna be trouble on the home front...hee hee.
Hope y'all have a blessed and memorable day.
As you can ima
Thanks, and you enjoy this Saturday too ... and tonight's game!

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eleanorigby wrote:
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'Morning {{{Cuz Luke}}}
Yesterday was the calm before the storm...dry overnight with a very heavy frost, have put a higher tog rating duvet on my bed for tonight!
Just got back from a flying visit to the shops for bird food and a few
bits and bobs before the rain started, the road was under water the
other day but they have been along and cleaned up all the debris.
Yesterday sounds as though it was rather hectic, but satisfying..and so
nice that you can all come together at this special time in your
daughter's life. How exciting to be choosing a wedding dress, oh how
I would have loved a daughter!
Welp, it has gone dark as I 'speak'...half past four already and lots
of little mouths to feed, then settling down for a couple of 'shows'
on the tv...there is one chat show of sorts I really enjoy, The Graham
Norton show, he is incredibly funny and has the most interesting guests, so have that recorded to watch....
TTFN..
Sounds like a great evening to stay INSIDE!

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Nov 24, 2012
 
Got to get ready for feasting and funning for awhile!

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Nov 24, 2012
 
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<quoted text>and we continue to devolve ... two reports I remember about yesterday were about a guy showing a gun, and another guy firing one. I think the former was in response to some other guy punching his way up to the front of the line; the latter was over a parking spot.
The spirit of Christmas.(sarcasm intended)
:-(

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Nov 24, 2012
 
Deer Whisperer wrote:
Got to get ready for feasting and funning for awhile!
same here.....and going to view the Christmas lights downtown

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RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Overkill is an understatement. I spent 4 years working for Macy's. Christmas started in July and by the time December 25 came I was sick of it. This Black Friday business in the US has really gotten crazy --- stores open on Thanksgiving Day and then overnight? Why would anyone want to go shopping at midnight ...... on Thanksgiving !?
True, True,

but LOL! RM,

No shopping at midnight for you..
I appreciate your opinion -
good that we're all different lol>

We have a state of-the-art huge mall very near
where I live, and in it, there's 24hour supermarket,
very often I go there, and midnight would be too early for me!
to visit lol

I oftentimes wander over there from midnight to 2: 30am..
with my security dog sitting beside me in the passenger
seat,
I,love to dawdle in there late, looking thru' CD's..
and books, picking up various grocery items, and having a look
see how many 'e's' and food additives they have,
later I might wander down the 'pet' isle and buy Ali a toy.

I love wandering around.. late, somehow I always did lol

Must ask El to do a touch of genealogy,
see if Dracula figures anywhere back along
my family chain: Ha ha!

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eleanorigby wrote:
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"if one sees it through a child's eyes",
Grace...in turn, a question for yourself..
and/or any other who would be kind enough to give me their
opinion on what it now means.
How do children see Christmas in this day and age?
'no turkey for Christmas'
Not said lightly and not a spur of the moment decision,
but spurred on by that moronic remark!
Returning to this post as promised, El.

How do children see Christmas today..

um!

I think it has become very commercialised.
[lol, stating the obvious, I know]
children see that and must wonder why their
parents are willing to go into debt in order
to give them so many material things at Christmas,
it simply wasn't like that in my time -
by coincidence we were discussing this on another
thread, and what i wrote in # 177 sums up exactly
what I mean!
DON'T get me wrong,
Im not trying to portray myself as this little luminous angel,
bet if all the toys that are available today, had been there back then,
and if I had had blinkered parents who were willing to
buy me ANYTHING, I demanded - pretty sure, I'd be as demanding and greedy a little
devil as most kids are today.

Fact is, times were VERY different back then, and because they were..
I escaped.

I think children today see Christmas as a
'gimme gimme' all the way
and they don't know when enough is enough,
because there seniors get caught up in the
subliminal message around Christmas>

which imprint on the mind

"Buy! buy! buy..

Give your kids everything they desire,
or they won't like it,
if they feel more underprivileged
than their peers"

This, of course,[in my view]
doesn't apply to ALL
children..
but it does .. to many.

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>True, True,

but LOL! RM,

No shopping at midnight for you..
I appreciate your opinion -
good that we're all different lol>

We have a state of-the-art huge mall very near
where I live, and in it, there's 24hour supermarket,
very often I go there, and midnight would be too early for me!
to visit lol

I oftentimes wander over there from midnight to 2: 30am..
with my security dog sitting beside me in the passenger
seat,
I,love to dawdle in there late, looking thru' CD's..
and books, picking up various grocery items, and having a look
see how many 'e's' and food additives they have,
later I might wander down the 'pet' isle and buy Ali a toy.

I love wandering around.. late, somehow I always did lol

Must ask El to do a touch of genealogy,
see if Dracula figures anywhere back along
my family chain: Ha ha!
I dare to offend :0 Grace. A 24 hour market is one thing, Waiting for days on the sidewalk is quite another. I'd much rather be sleeping than shopping but that's just me :-)

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>Returning to this post as promised, El.

How do children see Christmas today..

um!

I think it has become very commercialised.
[lol, stating the obvious, I know]
children see that and must wonder why their
parents are willing to go into debt in order
to give them so many material things at Christmas,
it simply wasn't like that in my time -
by coincidence we were discussing this on another
thread, and what i wrote in # 177 sums up exactly
what I mean!
DON'T get me wrong,
Im not trying to portray myself as this little luminous angel,
bet if all the toys that are available today, had been there back then,
and if I had had blinkered parents who were willing to
buy me ANYTHING, I demanded - pretty sure, I'd be as demanding and greedy a little
devil as most kids are today.

Fact is, times were VERY different back then, and because they were..
I escaped.

I think children today see Christmas as a
'gimme gimme' all the way
and they don't know when enough is enough,
because there seniors get caught up in the
subliminal message around Christmas>

which imprint on the mind

"Buy! buy! buy..

Give your kids everything they desire,
or they won't like it,
if they feel more underprivileged
than their peers"

This, of course,[in my view]
doesn't apply to ALL
children..
but it does .. to many.
Who would dare to argue with the truth of what you say?! Sad quite frankly.

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#19138
Nov 24, 2012
 
Grace, a very fine point! My wife and I believe gift cards are fine. Go buy what you want. We will not go in debt because you want! Plus, Christmas is a great day to do community service for those less fortunate. No money, no toy drives. We will serve food or deliver meals! The spirit of giving is 365! Some folks don't get it.
In the words of Sade,..."every day is Christmas, and every night is New Years Eve!"
Enjoy.

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RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Whole heartedly agree with you especially after spending 4 years working at Macy's. It's crazy. And every year at least one person or more gets killed, trampled in the throngs at Walmart.
Wow so you've seen it waaaay to much! I don't know how you did it, I could've NEVER done it! I can't handle the public without the incentive of large TIPS! lol

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Nov 25, 2012
 
So....the company you worked for has laid off the work force...and it is approaching Christmas. Your nine year old daughter who, it just so happens is autistic, her passion is music...has set her heart on a little violin which is resting on a pink cushion in the window of the muscial instruments shop..and marked down...half price for one day only.

She sees this violin as she is passing the shop with her mom, and they hurry home with the cheap cuts of meat that mom has managed to 'aquire' from the friendly butcher.

She gently pulls at her mom's sleeve...'look Mommy, isn't that so wonderful'...Mommy smiles down at her little daughter then sighs vistfully, knowing it beyond their reach.

She does mention it to Daddy after dinner, who doesn't say a word...later she sees him shrugging his thin coat over his shoulders and leave the house.

Where has he gone? Has he gone to queue for the violin for the daughter they love so much.

What would YOU do given the circumstances?. LOL!

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Nov 25, 2012
 
'Vistfully'? Oh vey already. Should be Wistfully..:
Grace Nerissa

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eleanorigby wrote:
So....the company you worked for has laid off the work force...and it is approaching Christmas. Your nine year old daughter who, it just so happens is autistic, her passion is music...has set her heart on a little violin which is resting on a pink cushion in the window of the muscial instruments shop..and marked down...half price for one day only.
She sees this violin as she is passing the shop with her mom, and they hurry home with the cheap cuts of meat that mom has managed to 'aquire' from the friendly butcher.
She gently pulls at her mom's sleeve...'look Mommy, isn't that so wonderful'...Mommy smiles down at her little daughter then sighs vistfully, knowing it beyond their reach.
She does mention it to Daddy after dinner, who doesn't say a word...later she sees him shrugging his thin coat over his shoulders and leave the house.
Where has he gone? Has he gone to queue for the violin for the daughter they love so much.
What would YOU do given the circumstances?. LOL!
Undoubtedly El..

I would have found a way 'any way''some way' to get that violin

As ,

I remember my eldest son,' had a few shillings' saved as from early teens he was always 'mad' into
Music from the word go -) he had it saved for this adored guitar

And found a little job to help pay off the rest in instalments
He asked me go guarantor
(I could have paid the balance) but figured it was better for him
To learn early, knowing he would appreciate more what he bought himself..

In time 'twas all paid up and he owned his guitar
And went on to have a very successful career in music.
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Nov 25, 2012
 
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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I dare to offend :0 Grace. A 24 hour market is one thing, Waiting for days on the sidewalk is quite another. I'd much rather be sleeping than shopping but that's just me :-)
Lol at your last line RM and
True!

'Prefer to sleep than shop' lol ha ha!

Spose the majority of sane folks would agree with you(:

Wishing you a pleasant Sunday.

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Undoubtedly El..
I would have found a way 'any way''some way' to get that violin
As ,
I remember my eldest son,' had a few shillings' saved as from early teens he was always 'mad' into
Music from the word go -) he had it saved for this adored guitar
And found a little job to help pay off the rest in instalments
He asked me go guarantor
(I could have paid the balance) but figured it was better for him
To learn early, knowing he would appreciate more what he bought himself..
In time 'twas all paid up and he owned his guitar
And went on to have a very successful career in music.
A fine example based on your own (and your eldest's son's experience.
Thankyou Grace.

My point being, it isn't always sheer greed drives one to queue all night
to reap a bargain...

It is the only way sometimes that some folks can obtain a 'luxury' that they would not otherwise be able to afford.

A pleasant day to you too and to all who visit the kitchen.

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The Thanksgiving Day Parade & the New Years ball drop?!? How could you miss them?!? You were there! Many Americans actually get on planes to go see the parade or the New Years celebration --- and you lived in the heart of it !
We all kind of take for granted the things around us that others can't wait to see.
I could miss them because I had a child to consider...

Let's see now, how can I explain without boring the socks off everybody.

Quite easy really. NYC was a lonely place to be for me and my little boy. Funnily enough, it wasn't, until we visited Macy's toy dept., and witnessed all the families there. So, special occasions we spent in NJ en famille.

I led a simple life in New York, having the responsibility of an 8yr old.

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Returning to this post as promised, El.
How do children see Christmas today..
um!
I think it has become very commercialised.
[lol, stating the obvious, I know]
children see that and must wonder why their
parents are willing to go into debt in order
to give them so many material things at Christmas,
it simply wasn't like that in my time -
by coincidence we were discussing this on another
thread, and what i wrote in # 177 sums up exactly
what I mean!
DON'T get me wrong,
Im not trying to portray myself as this little luminous angel,
bet if all the toys that are available today, had been there back then,
and if I had had blinkered parents who were willing to
buy me ANYTHING, I demanded - pretty sure, I'd be as demanding and greedy a little
devil as most kids are today.
Fact is, times were VERY different back then, and because they were..
I escaped.
I think children today see Christmas as a
'gimme gimme' all the way
and they don't know when enough is enough,
because there seniors get caught up in the
subliminal message around Christmas>
which imprint on the mind
"Buy! buy! buy..
Give your kids everything they desire,
or they won't like it,
if they feel more underprivileged
than their peers"
This, of course,[in my view]
doesn't apply to ALL
children..
but it does .. to many.
An admirable answer, thanks again Grace.

It seems that it is our generation who have 'spoilt' kids
into wanting, and getting, their little hearts desires.
As prior to that, people were just not in a financial position
to lavish much on their children at all.
Certainly not in my experience anyway, not too long after the war
money, and what could be bought with it, was thin on the ground.
I hold my hands up, as being a 'one-parent' family, I was determined
that my son would not go without, in fact 'went over the top' in
ensuring he had what his little friends had, and more.
I recall, I even had his shirt hand made, lol.
I gave of myself also, when the other boys and their dads joined forces on the playing field, my 'skills' as a bowler in cricket when I was
Games Captain at shcool, came into being, and although I say it myself, I was better than the dads. lol
Happy days!

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