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 Josephus wrote:


My parents were older when I was a kid, so we(the younger 4) lived in a much less strict household than my older siblings (the older 4). They had aopparently figured a lot out raising the older ones. Just not birth control.



Holy...8 kids? My dad was 1 of 7 and I thought that was insane...they lived in 2 different houses...one of the houses they waked bodies in...weird...I think I get more of my dad's genes and artistic sensibilities and my mother's anxiety...

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 NeoLuddite wrote:


Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Michelangelo



nice.

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 NeoLuddite wrote:


Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Michelangelo



I was telling some co-workers how hard it has been to have no sugar...I have been looking at the Harry & David catalogue and practically drooling over the fruit and sweets...

I told them I just wanted to lick the catalog...they laughed...and almost cried for me.

I think I did cry.

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 Josephus wrote:


nice.


As is your work on the thread picture cabin...well done.

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 killingtime wrote:


Holy...8 kids? My dad was 1 of 7 and I thought that was insane...they lived in 2 different houses...one of the houses they waked bodies in...weird...I think I get more of my dad's genes and artistic sensibilities and my mother's anxiety...



My dad was never an artist. He was into history & law. My mother was in medicine. My sister was in a financial background. My mother wanted me to either be a doctor or a spanish translator.

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My dad will buy weird s*it at yard sales...and will just do stuff with it...he bought these purple adirondack (sp?) chairs that were joined by a table in between. He bought an old printing press once. He loves bird houses, lures, ladders & picture frames.

I gave him my old 2-3 megapixel nikon coolpix and he loves it.

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 NeoLuddite wrote:

As is your work on the thread picture cabin...well done.



heh.

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He does stuff just for the learning aspect of things...he'll go anywhere...do anything...except shop and cook.

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Can you tell I love my father very much?

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Okay, enough mushy stuff...

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 killingtime wrote:
Can you tell I love my father very much?


We are shaped and fashioned by what and whom we love.
-Johann von Goethe

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 killingtime wrote:


My mother wanted me to either be a doctor or a spanish translator.



Studied spanish for nearly 8 years...I have lost so much of it.

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Neo...less than 200 to go.

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 killingtime wrote:


My dad was never an artist. He was into history & law. My mother was in medicine. My sister was in a financial background. My mother wanted me to either be a doctor or a spanish translator.



My dad was a trim/finish carpenter. My mom raised kids (duh!) and ran a boarding house during WWII. My 3 brothers work with wood, 1 is a construction, um , coordinator, meaning he makes sure the house gets done for the contractor. My other brother is a fine cabinetmaker and soon will have a school teaching furniture making, he claims, and my other other brother does a lot of remodelling for bigshots in Indiana, some of the Eli Lilly family and others of that ilk. My younger sister is an engineer, I am a scientist, my other sister is a teacher in FL. My two oldest sisters raised kids, one had triplets. Other was a librarian. think thats everybody.

My dad was in the Navy WWII. He went to Guam, after the marines had, um, liberated it, they built a hospital, and then they were the staff of the hospital. He was a medical aide. Says they went over on the Indianapolis.

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And Josephus...he hit a grand...

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bedtime.

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cool. my doppelganger noticed it right away. 'get a life.' heh.

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 Josephus wrote:
bedtime.


g'nite Josephus

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 Josephus wrote:


My dad was a trim/finish carpenter. My mom raised kids (duh!) and ran a boarding house during WWII. My 3 brothers work with wood, 1 is a construction, um , coordinator, meaning he makes sure the house gets done for the contractor. My other brother is a fine cabinetmaker and soon will have a school teaching furniture making, he claims, and my other other brother does a lot of remodelling for bigshots in Indiana, some of the Eli Lilly family and others of that ilk. My younger sister is an engineer, I am a scientist, my other sister is a teacher in FL. My two oldest sisters raised kids, one had triplets. Other was a librarian. think thats everybody.

My dad was in the Navy WWII. He went to Guam, after the marines had, um, liberated it, they built a hospital, and then they were the staff of the hospital. He was a medical aide. Says they went over on the Indianapolis.



I love hearing that kind of stuff...

Now, lets see...

construction = left brain?
cabinetmaker = right brain?
engineer = left brain?
scientist = left brain?
teacher = right brain?



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 Josephus wrote:
bedtime.



Nite Josephus!

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 Josephus wrote:
cool. my doppelganger noticed it right away. 'get a life.' heh.



doppelganger = mnementh?

Did he say "get a life?"

He should talk, he's becoming quite the hussy himself...

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So, what's going on in your parts Neo?

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 killingtime wrote:
So, what's going on in your parts Neo?


Will be making it an early night, will work tomorrow and travel in the pm

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 NeoLuddite wrote:

Will be making it an early night, will work tomorrow and travel in the pm



Ok, leaving now? Be safe & don't forget to wave...take photos if you can

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 killingtime wrote:


Ok, leaving now? Be safe & don't forget to wave...take photos if you can


Not quite yet, just won't be staying up til woot time.

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 NeoLuddite wrote:

Not quite yet, just won't be staying up til woot time.



Good...which city are you visiting?

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You mentioned you were going to AZG parts...

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 killingtime wrote:
We're going to my mom's. No turkey. We rarely have turkey, now that I think of it.

We are kind of non-traditionalists.


No turkey? What, then?

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 killingtime wrote:
You mentioned you were going to AZG parts...


Same state, different town.

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 NeoLuddite wrote:

No turkey? What, then?



Rarely have turkey...only when there are 8 or more people...

Last year, we had lasagna.

Previous years, it could be a roast...

I love my mom's green bean casserole.

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 NeoLuddite wrote:

Same state, different town.



How long will you be gone? Are you going to be able to check in?


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 killingtime wrote:


Rarely have turkey...only when there are 8 or more people...

Last year, we had lasagna.

Previous years, it could be a roast...

I love my mom's green bean casserole.


Perceptive was the cook who first combined green beans, mushroom soup, and french fried onions...
Turkey and ham, taters, punkin and apple pies here.

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 killingtime wrote:


How long will you be gone? Are you going to be able to check in?



Actually gone from home now, will be travelling back home to the great northeast tomorrow.

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Thanksgiving & Christmas are not all day affairs...

We kind of go over for cheese, crackers, nuts & pepperoni (I won't be able to partake this year as much)

Candles would be lit...

We'd have a little prayer, "God is good, god is great, thank you for our food, amen."

In the past, my grandmother (now deceased) used to pass around a communion wafer, you'd break off a piece and pass around...oldest to youngest.

Under our plates, there would be a scratch ticket...

Garlic bread would follow...

Main course...

2-3 vegetables...a potato dish & green bean casserole

A mint green colored "jello mold" with fruit inside of it

And dessert was a pie (pumpkin or pecan) or a Friendly's brand Jimmy Roll.





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 NeoLuddite wrote:

Actually gone from home now, will be travelling back home to the great northeast tomorrow.



Ahh...do you like traveling so much?

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 killingtime wrote:


Ahh...do you like traveling so much?


It's a pretty big conflict...I enjoy travelling but dislike being away from the family..e-mail and cell phones make it a little easier than it used to be. Still gotta pay the bills, however.

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I've had Thanksgiving once at my house and Christmas Eve dinner twice.

Christmas Eve consists of Chinese food.

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 NeoLuddite wrote:

It's a pretty big conflict...I enjoy travelling but dislike being away from the family..e-mail and cell phones make it a little easier than it used to be. Still gotta pay the bills, however.



Yep...kids, dogs they tie you down...

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 killingtime wrote:
I've had Thanksgiving once at my house and Christmas Eve dinner twice.

Christmas Eve consists of Chinese food.


Hah! Glad we're not the only ones...just like "A Christmas Story"

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 NeoLuddite wrote:

Hah! Glad we're not the only ones...just like "A Christmas Story"



My family knows better...when I offer to bring anything, they refuse...

If it is store bought, it is okay.