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Old 12-26-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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My SO has dentures. My Mom told me on the phone, she met a guy who had dentures, and did not want to date him. I decided to say nothing. No comment. I think she is missing out. Enough said.

 
Old 12-27-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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It used to be three times a year to the jeweler, Valentine's, birthday and Christmas.
Lucky you! I used to be in the fine jewelry biz. In fact, I'm a gemologist and a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America. I worked at a world famous jeweler's on Fifth Avenue, and was also the manager of the fine "jewellery" shop onboard the famous ship RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. I used to give gemology lectures and slide shows to passengers in the auditorium on rainy days.

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My SO has dentures. My Mom told me on the phone, she met a guy who had dentures, and did not want to date him. I decided to say nothing. No comment. I think she is missing out. Enough said.
Had a couple of teeth pulled the past few months. The dentist says I need bridge work.

"Growing old ain't for sissies." - Bette Davis.
 
Old 12-27-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Jasper my SO also does. He is very discreet and always wears them.

Officer Clark, you never cease to amaze. My step dad was not accredited but had good colleages in the Miami diamond district. He dabbled in fine jewelry and had a partnership in a pawn, even buying and selling some pieces at the NYC Christies auctions. He loved canary diamonds. Over the years I got better at values, I used to buy at a pawn in Saratoga, but I have way more than I wear now, things have toned down since the ring on every finger eighties. Are you available for appraisals?

Did you go to your trip to Baltimore?

Sorry to hear about your teeth, but a bridge is far better than a denture, you must still have a lot to work with.

Well, we are home from the chiropractor, DH is resting his hip, all that walking Tuesday AND pushing a tractor in the shop Sunday didn't help; didn't help my back, either.
My rig is loaded with donations from our church store ready to go to the Salvation Army, it going to be in the teens next week so I figured I'd better take advantage of the 'warm' temps tomorrow and get them out of my living room.
 
Old 12-27-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Nostalgia

Does anyone go far enough back on City-Data to remember the Villa twins who used to post here?

Poncho and Bougain?

Or the Rrhea triplets?

Dia, Gono, and Pyo?
 
Old 12-27-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I like canary and other colored diamonds as well.

When I was in Miami back in June I happened to be downtown for just a couple of hours (had lunch in a good Cuban place ... a Cuban sandwich, of course) - and had to stop by the Seybold Building just for old time's sake. For people who don't know, the Seybold Building is an old 1930's 12 or 14 story office building that for decades houses dozens of jewelery manufacturers, repair shops, and wholesale jewelry firms. The first two floors is an arcade with a score or more of cut-rate jewelers that are open to the public. The displays are dazzling.

Talking about fabulous jewels, I have the big coffee-table book of photos of Liz Taylor's jewelry collection. The collection was amazing. Astonishing. When most of the pieces went for auction at Christie's, the final prices realized was something like $128,000,000.
 
Old 12-27-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Yep, step dad had an office in the Seybold Building. His gemologist, Ben Tenhagan recently passed earlier this year. Mr. Yeagal (sp?) has some of my mother's stuff on consignment.

My mom kept all of the Christie's jewelry catalogs that SDad left behind, some of the pieces she has were in their auctions. She loves bug jewelry. Bees, butterflies and such. Dad loved to show her off at the opera and at concerts and she did him well. They were very frugal but enjoyed a very high quality of life.

Escort, sorry, I nly go back as far as November 2012 on CD.
 
Old 12-27-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Remmbering the inspiring people that left us this year. We really had some wonderful folks here. See you on the other side.

Luminaries we lost in 2013 - Video on NBCNews.com
 
Old 12-28-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Does anyone go far enough back on City-Data to remember the Villa twins who used to post here?

Poncho and Bougain?

Or the Rrhea triplets?

Dia, Gono, and Pyo?
There's a Poncho_Nm on the photography board. I think he's the mod there. I s that the Poncho you mean?

None of the other names sound familiar.
 
Old 12-28-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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There's a Poncho_Nm on the photography board. I think he's the mod there. I s that the Poncho you mean?

None of the other names sound familiar.
No, PonchoNM has nothing to do with my post; he is a moderator for City-Data. Give it a little more thought and the whole matter may become clear to you.
 
Old 12-28-2013, 03:05 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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