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  1. Thank you for asking, Linda. They're doing fine. I will have the retina condition for the rest of my life, I'm sure. It has not changed, good or bad, in a year. I'm due for an eye exam soon. I know I need one because looking through the glasses I have, objects appear different. Sometimes I can see more clearly without the glasses, and sometimes I have to wear them for everything.
    Best wishes to you,
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    Trudy, I was just working on some old files and realized I have not asked about your eyes in a while. How are they doing? Hope all is well. Have a good weekend.
  3. Thank you, Jennifer. It's been tough. Thanksgiving was horrid. The two "terrorists" and I will be with my 2 adult children for Christmas on the 28th. I'm trying to be up, but the "downs" get to me.
    Blessings and warmth to you for Christmas.

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    Praying for you through the holidays. Merry Christmas, special lady.
  5. Thank you so much for your support and words of comfort. Yes, these special days will be difficult, but his spirit is here and I have comfort.
    I hope you Thanksgiving is filled with warmth, love, and good memories.
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    Thinking of you and praying that you will have a good Thanksgiving. I know the holidays are hard for you because of your recent loss of Guy. I will continue to remember you during this season. God bless.
  7. Thank you. Beloved is in a long-term acute care hospital now. Hospice will be coming in soon.
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    Thinking of you.
  9. Thank you, Jennifer. We are still in shock. I am now taking medication to help me get through this so I won't lose my mind. I am counting my blessings; so it Guy, but we want more time together. 24 years of marriage has just flown by.

    "Death is a heartache no one can heal;
    Love is a memory no one can steal."
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    Praying for you and Guy.
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wicked sense of humor; write a monthly column which is sent to four continents. You may request it.
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mother and wife full-time; part-time substitute teacher


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Sign language in church

by Trudy in Illinois on 01/09/2011 at 04:07 PM
The kids and I went to church. We sat as a family. I say that because S. usually wants to sit with someone who has chewing gum and knows he'll get some; Tara is in a stage where she doesn't want people to know we're related, thus sits away from me. I've pinched her for it and she usually reacts so someone knows something happened between her and me. She was an acolyte today, I didn't sing with the choir because our director is on vacation, so the three of us sat in the 3rd. pew from the

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Those plastic clamshelled products.

by Trudy in Illinois on 01/07/2011 at 04:10 PM
I bought something which was in a bubble, hard-to-open wrap. After working on it for 15 minutes, I got it open. Well, some parts were missing, so I took it back. The cretin they had working behind the counter told me they couldn't take it back because it was open. I asked him, "How could I know if all the parts were there if I didn't open it?" He said it didn't matter, it was store policy. I told him, "So, if no one finds your body, you aren't dead?" The look was priceless

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Pumpkin Patch

by Trudy in Illinois on 10/13/2010 at 05:13 PM
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The first time the children and I went pumpkin picking, I had no idea just what an adventure lay ahead. First of all, I'm not one to enjoy the sun for a longer period of time other than 5 minutes; nor, do I enjoy dirt at any time. Well, both of these elements are present when you go pumpkin picking. The kids were thrilled especially since they'd seen the fields of pumpkins around us and people out walking among them. The tractors and wagons would slowly move up and down the rows as the wagons' beds

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Radio music

by Trudy in Illinois on 11/22/2009 at 10:35 AM
How many of you listen to the radio? I turned mine on this morning before I got up just to find out what the weather was going to be. Sometimes during the night it can change quickly and what was said at 10 p.m. the night before doesn't necessarily mean that is what will be at 6:00 a.m.

Well, to my surprise there was no weather report at the usual time and CHRISTMAS music was playing. Folks, it isn't even THANKSGIVING yet, and my ears are being reamed with Christmas music. I

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Quiet house

by Trudy in Illinois on 11/21/2009 at 12:53 PM
The house has taken on a whole different kind of quiet----the 2 teens are gone for a week with their aunt and uncle to another state to visit relatives of my former husband. I didn't think I'd miss them or their "energy", but I really do. Well, right now I do because HD is gone on a jont of errands.

I told Hubby Dearest I didn't know how I was going to deal with the quiet and sleeping in passed 6 a.m. It took me about 5 minutes to get over that!!!! We had mushroom and

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