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  1. marypat57

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I've got both of you beat. I grew up in a household of 10 and 1 bathroom. The boys(6 of them) showered at night because they did not have to worry about fixing their hair. The girls (I had a younger sister) could shower in the morning. I think my mother took her shower after everyone had gone to school.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Zella: The info came from a post in the facebook post from Pickles and Hairspray (the link is on the previous page). Click on the photos link. You'll see a picture of the graves. I can't figure out how to copy and paste the post , but here's what it says: "My parents lie here. My dad was in the air force. I noticed that one side are the military graves of Christians with the cross, and across the street there was a smaller section with headstones withthe Star of David. Even in death, religion separates us. Well, only due to human influences." She does not say which VA cemetery it was.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I don't know how to get rid of the quote box above--sorry. I just wanted to make a comment about something Pickles said in the facebook post about the veteran's cemetery. She made a comment about the Christian and the Jewish veterans being buried in separate sections of the cemetery. I can tell her that here in NY, that is not true. On Long Island we have 2 cemeteries. Long Island National Cemetery (Pinelawn) is in Farmingdale, and Calverton National Cemetery is in the town of Calverton. At the time of burial, families get to choose a religious symbol such as a cross, star of David or crescent and star. I'm sure that there are symbols for other faiths as well. Each veteran or family member being buried is simply placed in the next available spot, not in a separate section by faith. I participate in the annual placing of the flags on the graves on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, so I get to see the graves. Sorry for the off topic...
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    S01.E23 Irish Goodbye

    MY dvr cut off Timmy's last line, too. While I got ready to watch the episode of **blackish** that , there was Timmy's last line. Timmy said "Fly high my wooden friend, fly high." If I hadn't found this little tidbit of dialog, I would have watched it on demand. I am SO unhappy that this was the last TKAA episode. As the oldest child in a large Irish Catholic family (6 boys, 2 girls), I could relate to so much of the Cleary family life. I think a novena to St. Clare of Assisi is in order. Nine days of prayers for a miracle. (By the way, St. Clare was named patron saint of television in 1958 by Pope Pius XII. According to the website Busted Halo, when Clare was ill and unable to attend mass, she was miraculously able to view mass on her wall.)
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    The Crown In The Media

    When are we going to get Season 3??????????? Has there been any word about a start date?????
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    S08.E08: Episode 8

    As much as I wanted to see what happened in this season's finale, I am sad that there will be no new CTM episodes until Christmas evening. I always enjoy the time I spend watching the episodes on Sunday evening--whether or not I agree with the plotlines and stories. Tonight's episode was quite touching in many parts. The story about young Julie particularly hit home with me. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease (now generally called Hodgkin's lymphoma) in October of 1986. It is amazing to think of the advances made in treating this disease during the 1960's until 1986..Although Hodgkin's is a relatively rare cancer, and affects young adults mainly in their teens and early 20's, it is one of the most treatable of the blood cancers. It is not totally unusual to see patients surviving thirty years or more after diagnosis. I did enjoy seeing Officer Woolf and Miss Higgins 'connect'. The courtroom scenes with Val's grandma certainly gave the viewers much to think about. But my favorite part was seeing Mei coming back to the Turner family. How many days until Christmas? I guess I'll just have to co All in all, a lovely ending to the season. I guess I'll just have to content myself watching my dvd's.
  7. I thought that the 2 episodes were very sweet. I loved Sheldon's speech, and how he acknowledged his friends. Introducing Howard as Astronaut Wolowitz was great. I will miss this show, but there are always reruns. As I was typing this, I was watching Young Sheldon. What a lovely bookend to the BBT finale.....
  8. I'm fond of Funny Bones myself...devil's food chocolate cake, peanut butter filling and chocolate covering.. So good and even better frozen.
  9. marypat57

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    My best friend's daughter was nearly 3. I was visiting so I could go with them for the first day of nursery school. We were on our way out the front door, with C in a brand new cute pants and shirt. She had a new bookbag, and pretty hair bows. My friend looked to see that C's sneakers were tied. She looked at the bottom of the pants and saw an assortment of random ball point pen marks. C told her mom that she wrote her name on her pants so everyone in nursery school would know who she was. There was no time to change before school started☺. The pants were washed when C got home. C is now in her mid forties, very succesful in a blue collar field, and has a child who will enter college in the fall.
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    S08.E03: Episode 3

    I too am an admirer of Sister Julienne. I'd love to see an episode highlighting her 'backstory'. I know a few seasons ago she went to visit an older man she once had a relationship with (I recall them watching a movie in his livong room), but I think there is more to Sister Julienne than meets the eye. I'm enjoying this season so far..
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Re:: The tattle phone I taught kindergarten for 18 years, and I've employed several different techniqes to control tattling. At a teacher conference, one teacher said she would post a picture of the governor and would tell her kids to 'go and tell the governor' about it. My favorite technique was to use a tattle journal. I had a notebook, along with pencils, etc. The child who was tattling had to go to the journal, and illustrate what had happened and write a sentence about it. One afternoon I saw a line of 5 year olds waiting patiently for their turn. I told them I would read them after everyone had gone home. I wish I had saved that book! The stories and pictures were quite comical.. Of course, exceptionons were made if someone was sick, bleeding, or had a bathroom accident..
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    S08.E01: Episode 1

    I'm also in favor of letting Timothy be a normal, average teen. I'm not sure I know how old he was when his mom died. Then he got polio, then dad remarried, they adopted a little sister (that I think he shared a room with until the Turners bought their house). Next came the birth of little Teddy followed by his new foster sister Mai. Spunkygal, what a great idea having Shelagh go to med school ! She would make an excellent doctor, in my opinion.
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    S08.E01: Episode 1

    When I taught kindergarten, sometimes I would have a tedy bear/stuffed animal slumber party. Kids would bring a teddy bear or other animal, and would 'put them to sleep' on their table (I always brought extras for kids who did not have one to bring). After the kids went home, I would rearrange the animals in diferent poses, all over the classroom and even the principal's office. The next morning, I would run to the pick up area. I told the kids I had just arrived at school. When I unlocked the door, they could see what the animals had done......We would have a great time talking, writing and drawing about it. My principal and assistant principal loved the ideas and would even bring one of their personal animals to stay over. What fun it was to see a Poplar tedy bear party!
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    S08.E01: Episode 1

    I can hardly wait, too!! Call the Midwife for the next 8 Sundays!!!!
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    It's nice to have so many fellow grammar nerds on this website! Here are my contributions about public correction of grammar: I was attending the national teachers union convention in Seattle. One night a delegation of us attended the Mariners vs Yankees game. It was a poster/sign competion night. I , along with some of the teachers I was with pointed out to a Mariners fan that he had used the apostrophe incorrectly. I dug a marker from the bottom of my purse, and corrected the sign. I was participating in a labor union march in NYC and my friend and I pointed out to a member of another union that there were errors on their sign. They thanked us and we went on our way. For anyone who may be interested there is a daily grammar tip email. You can go to "grammar tip of the day by thoughtco" to sign up. I think that the Duggars would greatly benefit from this..
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    There's always drama in the choir! As a 24 year member of my choir, I can certainly attest to that. My favorite choir quote is "When you sing, you're only giving back the voice God gave to you--whether He wants it back or not".
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    S12.E14: The Meteorite Manifestation

    After watching the series finale of HIMYM, I vowed never to watch another episode. It was awful. If I remember, didn't the last season all take place during the same weekend?
  18. Coowgirl--I totally understand aboug the pixie haircut. It was my standard haircut until my college years. I had a very dear friend who had the most beautiful hair--she could wesr it in ringlets or beautiful ponytails. When I begged my mother for ponytails like my friend, she pointed out that my hair was fine and straight and did not hold a curl. I have not-so-fond memories of pincurls, home permanents and pink plastic rollers. I went through a curly perm stage in my late 20s and finally gave up and embraced my natural straightess. I went back to short hair for a while, but now I am very happy with my shoulder length hair. I drag out my new 'tulip' curling iron occaisionally to change the look.
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    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    I taught in NYC schools for just over 27 years. Closing schools is a BIG deal, because they hardly ever do. I remember one bad snowstorm in 1994 where only 300 of our nearly 1400 students showed up. School was still open. When I retired a few years ago, I tried to figure out how many days schools were closed my time. I think that it was fewer than 20. Eight of those days were 4 days just after 9/11 and 4 days due tto hurricane Sandy . One day was for a hurricane that never came. Most of the NYC elementary and middle school were within walking distance of student homes (at least where I taught in Brooklyn), so there were no buses to worry about. I would imagine that attendance was somewhat lower than average these past few days.
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    Meet the Parents: Gil and Kelly Jo Bates

    Don't the Bates live in Tennessee?
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    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    In NYC, they don't even close the schools unless there's at least 2 feet of snow, and sometimes not even then. If the subways are running, school is open. The schools did close for 5 days for hurricane Sandy and for a few days after 9/11.
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    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    I am the oldest of 8. I was the first grandchild on one side of the family, and the first girl on the other side. Naturally, there are more baby pics of me than of my siblings. I don't remember my parents taking still pictures, but my mom's sister took lots of pictures of us. Unfortunately, she passed away when my next to youngest sibling was about 16 months old. My folks were more into those 8mm home movies. My youngest brother has the hospital baby picture, and a few snapshots at a family picnic when he was about 3 months old. There may be a photo of him in his christening dress the following Easter (he was baptized at birth), but not too many others until the rest of us got cameras..
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    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah and Jason

    To me it looks like "with God, all things....". I would guess that the whole thing is "with God, all things are possible". It looks like someone was trying to turn a pair of jeans into a skirt. Didn't Jana do that when she joined the local fire dept? If my memory seves me correctly, they ordrred the uniform pants and then had to turn them into skirts. T
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    S01.E09: The Love List

    My mother always told us whenever a dr offered a pain relief prescription, that we should always get it filled. "You can never tell if you might need it for a toothache or headache". She was particularly fond of the codeine cough syrup. I don't think she ever discarded unused prescription medicine.
  25. My first name was the top baby girl name in my birth year and my middle name was the 4th choice. Going to a Catholic high school, there was naturally a high percentage of Marys. In the group of my close high school friends, 6 out of the 7 of us were named Mary in some form (Mary Ann, Mary Lou, etc.). The one girl not name Mary was named Barbara. We often called her un-Mary or just Un for short.