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  1. Because of, amongst other things, where and when she grew up. If you were born in 1910 in a rural village, you were not exposed to the diversity our children are today. Yes, there was probably the "flamboyant" local guy, but he was accepted as that. Oscar Wilde was a scandal, but I'm sure that even then if he were discussed, the words gay or homosexual would never even have come up.
  2. My grandmother loved Liberace beyond all reason, but if she'd ever entertained the idea (or even the concept) of his being gay she would have . . . I don't know what.
  3. "She was widowed on the eve of WW II (my grandfather was buried on 12/5/41)" Perhaps rather than dismissing two years of combat and countless deaths, a more considerate wording from MARYPAT57 would have been something like "She was widowed in 1941 on the eve of US engagement in WW II after Pearl Harbor". (Poorly written I know, but you get what I mean, I hope.)
  4. World War II started in 1939. I'm sorry, but why would I know that you're black?
  5. Brookside

    Fruit flies

    Thanks everyone. Still battling. They're just so little and nasty. Frankly, I'd rather deal with wasps.
  6. Another reason (as if one were needed) to end fracking.
  7. As a woman, I'd rather not think about yeast unless it's in the context of bread baking.
  8. You're making a huge assumption that they have insurance. We obviously run in different circles! You mean like a lynching? He thought that was funny?
  9. Counting backwards from 100 (and banishing any "thoughts") sometimes works for me.
  10. For those of you having recurring nightmares that you want to end, what worked for me was actually changing the outcome of the nightmare as it was "happening". Sounds crazy, but like I said, it worked for me. (Here's something I found on the Web - I can't say I ever did all the before and after stuff - just went to sleep!) https://depts.washington.edu/uwbrtc/wp-content/uploads/Nightmare-Protocol.pdf
  11. West Wing because I love the superfast, witty, intelligent dialogue and all the main characters. (The producers would have to somehow, and miraculously, bring John Spencer back though.)
  12. Have you tried this site? Not particularly cheap but generally great quality. Available in different lengths, figure flattering, and don't make you look like Mrs Ingalls Wilder! Looks like free shipping on returns. https://www.marksandspencer.com/us/l/women/dresses-and-jumpsuits/
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