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  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, you're a good...

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, you're a good person and a great example for a young couple just starting out in life.
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    Wow, I guess I should have kept my mouth shut...

    Wow, I guess I should have kept my mouth shut about this subject! I certainly did not intend to put any pressure on you, Virginia. I'm sure that this girl sees that her father is lonely and has the...
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    Virginia, here is a pic of Tula with Dahlia taken...

    Virginia, here is a pic of Tula with Dahlia taken a few months ago. Dahlia did not come with the girls the last visit. She has been having arthritis problems in her back. She is 7 years old now...
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    Friends enrich lives. I encourage you to make...

    Friends enrich lives. I encourage you to make friends and enrich your life wherever possible. You deserve it, Virginia!
  5. Thread: Politics

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    I have not missed seeing SHS the past few months....

    I have not missed seeing SHS the past few months. When I heard she was departing, this music from Wizard of Oz immediately popped into my head. Still humming it!...
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    I didn't know exactly what a no see um was, so I...

    I didn't know exactly what a no see um was, so I looked it up. Yuck!! It probably will be a very bad year with these pests since they flourish in wet climates. With all the flooding, rain and...
  7. Thread: Bird Watching

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    I totally agree, I have so much appreciation of...

    I totally agree, I have so much appreciation of natures little nuances now. Take time to smell the roses! Disability forces us to step out of the "rat race", giving us the gift of time so that we...
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    Dearest Rose, I'm just catching up reading your...

    Dearest Rose,
    I'm just catching up reading your posts tonight. You and Jim have been on my mind. I am so glad to read that Jim is doing better. Thank you for sharing. You are such an eloquent...
  9. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Look who was caught peeking in my slider...

    Look who was caught peeking in my slider yesterday, checking out the cat!
    Crazy turkey!!
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    I don't know why the picture does not show for...

    I don't know why the picture does not show for you, it does for me, but I'll give it another try.
    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=5231&stc=1
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    Sorry Virginia, I don't mean to make anyone...

    Sorry Virginia, I don't mean to make anyone worry! When Tula comes for a visit, I am in constant demand, much to my delight. We are both a couple of nuts and enjoy each others antics immensely. My...
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    Just recovered enough to catch up reading here...

    Just recovered enough to catch up reading here and post after, sending my daughter and Tula off for the long drive home this morning. Had 3 wonderful days with our lovely daughter and precious...
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    So sad to hear about Peg, she was too young and...

    So sad to hear about Peg, she was too young and it was so unexpected. I too am shocked at this news.
    We could always count on Peg to start a new monthly Chit Chat thread and give us a peek at her...
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    Happy Birthday Agate

    We all depend on Agate to let us know when it's a forum member's birthday, but I happened to go on facebook just now and saw a post where someone wished happy birthday to Joan today! I'm ashamed to...
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    Checking in, I'm fine, just not much to say. ...

    Checking in, I'm fine, just not much to say. Thanks for asking though.
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    Thank you, Virginia, for holding down the fort! ...

    Thank you, Virginia, for holding down the fort!

    My girlfriend from high school days (and her brother) came for a visit today. It was nice to visit with her, even though I talk to her on the...
  17. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Well, the little quail family is larger than I...

    Well, the little quail family is larger than I thought! As of yesterday we had only counted 5-6 little chicks. But today, once the rain cleared, the family was observed pecking around near the edge...
  18. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Caught a quick photo today of the little guys as...

    Caught a quick photo today of the little guys as they dashed across the walkway and disappeared into the poppy jungle. Dad was up watching over them again. Sorry the picture quality is so bad, pics...
  19. Thread: Speech

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    I have a cousin who almost always speaks with his...

    I have a cousin who almost always speaks with his eyes closed! He does not have MS or any other disability that I am aware of. He's highly educated, intelligent and has a very good job, but it...
  20. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Easy to tell males from females by their markings...

    Easy to tell males from females by their markings and color. Male birds are almost always more colorful than the females.
    See here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/California_Quail/id
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    The Giant Stride . . . I do not remember those,...

    The Giant Stride . . . I do not remember those, did you hang on it with just your arms or was there a bar for your feet too? Can't tell by the picture. I can see why they don't have them anymore. ...
  22. Thread: Bird Watching

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    I've been enjoying watching a quail couple in the...

    I've been enjoying watching a quail couple in the yard. The male is so attentive to the female. He follows her around everywhere and I've observed him actually chase away pigeons and a blue jay...
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    That's a tough situation, Cherie. Wish I had a...

    That's a tough situation, Cherie. Wish I had a good suggestion for you, but I don't. Vent when you need to, we're here to listen and support.
    Hugs to you.
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    Thought I'd share a pic my daughter sent of a...

    Thought I'd share a pic my daughter sent of a Maypole tradition in which Tula and friends participated in, on Mother's Day. Tula's got the yellow ribbon on the left. Wish I could have been there....
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    OT: Climate Change in Haiku

    Stumbled on this tonight and wanted to share it. The "Water Meets Air" was especially relevant to what's happening right now with all the flooding and fires we have been having across the U.S.
    We...
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    Dementia and the immune system

    Interesting.
    https://www.wired.com/story/air-pollution-dementia/?fbclid=IwAR28aiEfnWkcQE-A3rZdz5B3EUHbDtRA0iOeuddQ0kfZ4evYEk7_2x3fVr0
  27. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Finally got a picture of the beautiful Altamira...

    Finally got a picture of the beautiful Altamira Oriole that comes daily to bathe in my fountain.
    The picture was taken through the window by my computer.
    He's just beautiful and is the exact same...
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    Click on "product" in the top white bar, then...

    Click on "product" in the top white bar, then scroll down to the video of the man demonstrating. Looks pretty stable, although I sure wouldn't want to try that!
    Wonder how stable it is if you...
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    Welcome back, we've all been worried about you! ...

    Welcome back, we've all been worried about you! You're one tough cookie and proof they can't keep a good cat down!
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    Looks interesting

    Saw this on FB, looks interesting. Anyone ever hear of it?
    https://www.mylifeglider.com
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    Will do, Funnylegs! Hope your friend and all the...

    Will do, Funnylegs! Hope your friend and all the people can keep out of danger.
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    Nisqually? Where's that and how far away were...

    Nisqually? Where's that and how far away were you at the time?
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    Hi all, everything is good, just 2 aftershocks...

    Hi all, everything is good, just 2 aftershocks according to the USGS website, but I didn't feel or hear them. I was surprised at how loud that quake sounded last night. The shaking was not bad,...
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    Only a 3.5 but centered just 6 miles west of...

    Only a 3.5 but centered just 6 miles west of here. Not bad. Each quake is different, this was a fairly loud boom followed by shaking. We have several pocket doors and they rattle in the shaking. ...
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    Damn, just had an earthquake!

    Damn, just had an earthquake!
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    Snow? Oh no! Meant to post this yesterday, for...

    Snow? Oh no! Meant to post this yesterday, for May Day. ( It will be 2 days late when most of you see it due to time differences!)
    Happy Belated May Day!
    Our superbloom continues and gets better...
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    I hear coyotes howl and yap often and very close...

    I hear coyotes howl and yap often and very close by, especially at night, but in the daytime too. I've seen them many times on my property, sometimes just one, often more than one. They have become...
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    A standing frame is something totally different...

    A standing frame is something totally different than a sit-to-stand transfer device. A standing frame is used to improve bone density by weight bearing, thus bone strength and to improve...
  39. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Long Eared owl - isn't she a beauty!...

    Long Eared owl - isn't she a beauty!
    https://explore.org/livecams/birds/long-eared-owl-cam
  40. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Checking nest cams. These 2 hummers are having a...

    Checking nest cams.
    These 2 hummers are having a rough ride in that crowded nest. Looks like they are just about ready to fledge if they don't get flung out by the wind first!...
  41. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Haven't been watching lately and missed this...

    Haven't been watching lately and missed this event. Here's Fluff and Puff, the barred owl kids!
    http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/43/Barred_Owls/
  42. Thread: Bird Watching

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    My, my, how the children have grown!...

    My, my, how the children have grown!
    https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/fraser-point-bald-eagle

    and I wish these kids wouldn't sleep so close to the edge of the nest! Makes this mama...
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    Virginia - I'm not positive, but I think the...

    Virginia - I'm not positive, but I think the price is for one pair of socks, not a single sock. I've never heard of single socks being sold separately. You could call and ask. The wraps are sold...
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    I'm reading The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by...

    I'm reading The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey, and throughly enjoying it.

    "While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence...
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    Virginia, I can't really give you any input on...

    Virginia, I can't really give you any input on support hose other than I know they are very difficult to put on. I have very bad lymphedema so I use compression leg wraps, foot/ankle wraps and toe...
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    Welcome home, Jeanie! We're so happy to see you...

    Welcome home, Jeanie! We're so happy to see you posting again. Please give yourself time to recover and gain strength while protecting you safety, which is of the utmost importance!
    Big hugs to...
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    Dear Rose, I am so sorry you and Jim are going...

    Dear Rose,
    I am so sorry you and Jim are going through so much in addition to mourning the loss of your dear son, Jon. It's just heartbreaking!

    Did I read correctly, that Jim is not taking a...
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    Dogs can't operate MRI scanners but catscan!

    Dogs can't operate MRI scanners but catscan!
  49. Thread: OT - Humor

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    OT - Humor

    Laughter is good for the soul. Maybe we could share some laughter here.

    Everyone knows I love birds and music. This combines music and laughter!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un-FO8iXCrA
  50. Thread: Politics

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    This is scary, especially for those of us who...

    This is scary, especially for those of us who have children and grandchildren.

    Cuts in social security are real. A very close friend of mine recently lost her husband to brain cancer. He was 72...
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    Thinking of Cat, has anyone heard anything more...

    Thinking of Cat, has anyone heard anything more of/from her?
    Glad we heard from Jeanie again. Thank you, Agate!
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    ((((((((Sunshine)))))))))

    ((((((((Sunshine)))))))))
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    *claymoreKnife or not, I think I'd just stay away...

    *claymoreKnife or not, I think I'd just stay away from the water as much as possible. You are one brave woman, Sunshine. I've seen videos of alligator attacks and those are scary creatures! I...
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    Beautiful flowers, Agate! We live on a couple...

    Beautiful flowers, Agate!

    We live on a couple of acres and have seen many jackrabbits around. They are pretty big and oh so fast, but his little guy was found in some grass/weeds by my patio...
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    Praying for Jim and you, Rose. I'm sure both of...

    Praying for Jim and you, Rose. I'm sure both of you will feel and rest better with Jim at home. ((((hugs))))
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    Our own personal superbloom has begun! ...

    Our own personal superbloom has begun! California poppies abound. Funny thing is we are the only house on the street with any poppies. They come up of their own accord, so I think everyone else...
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    ((((HUGS)))) for you, Cat. As Peg said, one day...

    ((((HUGS)))) for you, Cat. As Peg said, one day at a time. We're all hoping you make a full recovery soon.
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    Dear Rose, My heart just breaks knowing how much...

    Dear Rose,
    My heart just breaks knowing how much pain you and Jim are going through. I knew nothing of this painful turn of events in your already challenging life until tonight, when I asked about...
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    Trump has done away with a lot of our...

    Trump has done away with a lot of our protections. Deregulation. Grrrrrr!

    I bet black sand beaches are hot. Some remind me of asphalt!
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    Virginia - 12 to 72 hours from consuming,...

    Virginia - 12 to 72 hours from consuming, according to this in todays news! Kroger, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's mentioned. Target and Wallmart too. Aren't these places you shop? We all do!!! ...
  61. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Weird story in the news about yet another bald...

    Weird story in the news about yet another bald eagle nest.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-rare-trio-of-bald-eagles-—-two-dads-one-mom-—-are-raising-eaglets-together-in-one-nest/ar-BBVUCe9
    ...
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    As a kid I remember getting tar stuck on my feet...

    As a kid I remember getting tar stuck on my feet when we went to the beach. Oil seeps up from the ocean floor and washes up on the beach. You tried to avoid it, but . . . Dad used to get it off...
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    Believe it or not, I'm logged on all the time...

    Believe it or not, I'm logged on all the time too. That little "keep me logged in" box is checked and I check to read new posts at least once a day. I'm usually on later than most of you, due to...
  64. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Thank goodness he's out. I kept checking on him...

    Thank goodness he's out. I kept checking on him and he was struggling for hours! It's so windy. I'm hoping the nest isn't breaking apart from all the movement since the nest is in a tree, unlike...
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    This is scary!
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/superbug-fungus-a-serious-global-health-threat-as-over-600-in-us-are-infected-cdc/ar-BBVOHHB
  66. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Nasty weather at Deborah North. The snowy nest...

    Nasty weather at Deborah North. The snowy nest is moving in the wind while mom tries to keep eggs or new chicks warm.
    https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/decorah-eagles-north-nest

    Feeding 2...
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    Virginia, I hope you're feeling better. Hugs.

    Virginia, I hope you're feeling better. Hugs.
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    Oh Ann, I can totally understand how stressful...

    Oh Ann, I can totally understand how stressful this is for you, having gone through similar experiences with both of my parents. More than one doctor explained to us that old people become very...
  69. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Dinnertime at Two Harbors. So windy today!...

    Dinnertime at Two Harbors. So windy today!
    https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/bald-eagle-two-harbors
  70. Thread: Politics

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    Study the chart...

    Study the chart
    https://www.vox.com/2019/3/6/18253444/border-statistics-illegal-immigration-trump

    “Why would you undertake such a dangerous journey?” Magdalena Escobedo, who works at a migrant...
  71. Thread: Politics

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    I've read that Steven Miller is a very close...

    I've read that Steven Miller is a very close advisor of the president. The first time I saw that man, I commented to my husband that his eyes were empty, like he had no soul. They say "birds of a...
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    Ann - Sorry to hear your mom is in the hospital. ...

    Ann - Sorry to hear your mom is in the hospital. Keeping her in my prayers. Hugs.

    Joan
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    DH goes to the local farmers market almost every...

    DH goes to the local farmers market almost every Saturday morning. He gets blueberries there, among other things, regularly. They are so flavorful compared to the blueberries we get at Trader...
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    I'm here. Just don't have much to say of...

    I'm here. Just don't have much to say of interest most of the time.
    Went to see the doctor today, the one I had been seeing before he left the "group" two years ago, when he started his own...
  75. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Years ago, before urban sprawl took over Chino,...

    Years ago, before urban sprawl took over Chino, we went to visit hubby's cousin & family. At that time Chino was pretty rural with lots of dairy farms but they lived on just a couple of acres with...
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