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Old 12-13-2015, 03:04 PM
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If you like a post, give them a rep point for spreading their happy share.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:08 PM
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Well it's raining today. But I'm retired now (Very Happy) so I don't have to go out in it.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:14 PM
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Good idea for a thread.

Unfortunately sometimes the best happiness is just the resolution of some bad issues. My sister is facing at least 3 major issues....life threatening sorts of things. Two seem to have greatly improved if not entirely resolved. There is hope for the third as well.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:23 PM
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My printer died (sad) but we bought a new one (happy). Couldn't figure out how to connect the new one to the computer (sad). Called our IT person who called me back today... a Sunday... and told me what to do (happy). Then the IT person didn't charge me. Very happy.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:25 PM
Location: Idaho
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Here are some of the things which made me feel warm and fuzzy inside today:

1. Husband and I had a great time viewing some snippets of these 25-30 years old family movies which I am converting from VHS tapes to DVD (I do it every few years to send out to my families as Xmas gifts):

- Our little girl was so pretty, adorable and smart. She still is! She is visiting her boyfriend's family and in the process of buying her first home Yay! We are so proud of her.

- My husband looked so handsome in the old movies made 30+ years ago. He still is even with his gray hair;-)

- I still have some of the clothes which I wore in the movies (a yellow summer dress, a navy top and a red cardigan). They still fit me, and these simple classic pieces of clothing never go out of style.

- We had many fun family Christmas get together at my parents' old home with brothers and sisters came home with their young children from all over the US. With my father's passing and mother moved to the East Coast, a big family gathering had not been possible in almost 10 years but we all have wonderful memories.

2. I had a great visit with my 89 years old mother today:

- She cooked some special foods and they were all delicious. My mother took great pleasure in telling me how to prepare the dishes. Yes, I could make them myself but I know my mother loves to cook for her children and to teach us how to make things.

- As usual, my mother and sister insisted that I take home all kinds of fruits and produce from their garden. I took home another bushel of apples for more apple sauce and all kinds of vegetables.

- My mother was very active in this warm 60 degrees weather. She helped me to sort the foods and even try to lug them to the car (I had to grab things away from her hands)! Gosh, she is still quite strong in spite of having a bad back, a bad knee and a bad foot. I am glad that I inherit the could-not-sit-still gene from my mother.

- My mother and I exchanged our customary jokes loaded with double entendre as she hobbled on her bad foot walked me out to the car. Today, she started the joke in a French word so I replied back to her in French. Gosh, I had not spoken French in ages. It was so much fun. Oh yes, I am glad that I also inherit my mother's sense of humor.

I am just so blessed!

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Old 12-13-2015, 04:05 PM
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My wife and I had a nice visit from a family member from out of state. The weather all week was beautiful so we enjoyed the time spent. My daughter who lives local, just left from a visit with our first grandchild, only 6 weeks old. It never gets old seeing my beautiful wife hold my new grandson. Happy days everyone.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:23 PM
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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TuborgP, what a wonderful idea for a thread.

I was having a "blah" day (it's colder today than it's been), but I read through the posts here and most made me smile (at least). So I rep'd everyone who posted. That silly little thing made me happy.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:45 PM
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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An old, old friend from almost 50 years ago found my sister, who had changed her name back to our maiden name, & subsequently we were re-introduced. We were friends from the time we were 14 until our middle 20's when we lost touch.

What an awesome abundance of memories came rushing through me & for a while, I was 14 again.

She now lives in West Virginia and I plan to visit in the spring.
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:57 PM
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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You know, there are just some days when life hands you lemons. My favorite way to make lemonade is to visit my neighbors. He's 94, she's 90. Always happy to see me, always have a pot of coffee on, always have some news about the gardening. We talked about the unseasonably warm weather, the lack of snow, and which seed sellers have new varieties of tomatoes. Then I went outside and put up a 12 x 20 hoop house in their garden. They'd never had one before. They were like 2 kids at Christmas!

How's them lemons?
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:00 PM
Location: Near a river
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About to watch the original film of Fiddler on the Roof (for the upteenth time). A definite upper.
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