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Old 12-17-2015, 08:42 PM
 
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Yesterday at one of the elementary schools where I volunteer a fifth grade boy handed me a card with a $25 gift certificate to a local bookstore inside. His mother had written: "Thank you for helping out with 5th grade and chess club. (Name of student) constantly talks about how wonderful you are. Best wishes, (Name of mother)"

That's the kind of reward money cannot buy - unsolicited and therefore obviously sincere.
It's fantastic that you're doing this volunteer work! And so nice to be acknowledged!
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'm in Hawaii celebrating my retirement.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Twin grandkids, almost 3, decorating our tree right now. All the ornaments are on one side, clumped together. When they take a nap I'm determined to leave it that way. (:
Those trees are the best.


Ours is beautifully decorated, with unbreakables at the bottom... and then the cats start. By new years the garland will be playground central, the unbreakable ornaments will be off the tree and around the house so I'll have to dig for the hooks in the tree.... and we will have much happiness watching the cats have their Christmas fun.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:24 PM
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Location: Northern Minnesota
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I'm in Hawaii celebrating my retirement.
Hawaii sounds like a great place to celebrate your retirement. Do you live there?

Congratulations!
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Hawaii sounds like a great place to celebrate your retirement. Do you live there?

Congratulations!
No, I wish. Just vacationing.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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I'm in Hawaii celebrating my retirement.
Now that is a big Bada Bing Happy moment.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: land of ahhhs
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It's a bright beautiful day in Pittsburgh. I'm staying at the coolest B&B, and, ta da! will be going to the Steelers game!! Watch for me--I'll be waving a yellow towel at ya, lol.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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We got some rain early this morning...and now the sun is out. It smells good outside!

This thread makes me happy too.
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:51 PM
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Location: Northern Minnesota
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I love bird watching. I just saw an eagle from my living room window.
I love Minnesota, too.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:46 AM
 
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I am really happy today having watched my two favorite football teams win must win games yesterday in dramatic fashion. Great press today on the teams and two quarterbacks having great seasons. Go Steeler's and roll on Panthers and a big Bada Bing and TY to Big Ben and Cam Newton and two great teams led by great coaches in Mike Tomlin and Ron Rivera. Really joyful in Steeler Nation and the Carolina Ranch today!
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