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we need an ongoing thread to share our failures ond / or accomplishments each day. some of them could be pretty humorous.
remember in morgan county indiana we say " it aint braggin if ya done it.

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oh , and dorreens behind still looks great . i can see why . those nh girls are some hard working people .
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i had a fine day. offered to buy lunch for myself at nh , they said it was free and would be served in ednas room . spent 3 nice hours with edna and still worked for 4 hrs this afternoon . back home to my cheap garlic bologna sandwiches but with slabs of fresh tomato on them and a half dozen extremely cold beers .
my customer , mike , an extremely brilliant man told me when my time with edna has ended something else just as rewarding will present itsself . hes so dam smart that i believe ill take his word on that ..
then i had a letter here stating that my new property assessment had fallen slightly -- good -- even lower property taxes is all that means to me ..
good day .
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My folks had a set of encyclopedias from the 60s. Our auctioneer would not touch them, ended up tossing them. I love old medical books...
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Love those, FF. I was browsing through "Duties of the Footman" in Mrs Beeton the other day (I was actually looking for a good recipe for madeleines, if anyone's got one?).
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Countrymouse, not sure what I will do with the 75 year old encyclopedia... I hope my parents took care of it and hadn't stuck it up in the attic... it would have made nice nesting material for any mice who found their way into the attic :P

I have a fondest for very old books. One I have is "The Etiquette of Today" copyrighted 1903. What a hoot to read, but there are so many things that I wish young people would consider doing once again... like hand writing thank you notes, and how young people socialized, courting, etc.
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hope22,
a fellow named rick came to our house one day and strummed a tune for mom on a stringed harp . mom really liked rick but confided in me that the harp music sucked ..
its a rain day here and im fine with that . been working plenty hard . i think ill show up at nh in about an hour and see what the fee is for me to sit and have their jail food with aunt edna at lunchtime .. the jail food blows but im a very focused person . the real payoff is checkin out " dorreens " behind when she aint lookin..
its as close as i come to multitasking ..
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Gold star AandA. Just keep reminding yourself you have more important things to save your breath for. Hugs
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This feels like both an accomplishment and a failure!!

With my Mom in the hospital heading to NH I've managed to keep my trap shut when dealing with my oldest useless sister! (I have 6 more but I haven't even told 4 she's in the hospital)

Do you understand? It's not going to help Mom's situation if I pipe up and tell her to eff off, BUT inside me it would feel like such an accomplishment...
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FF you're going to hate me again - AAAAARRRGGGGHHHH 75 year old Encyclopedia?! Nooooooooo don't throw it awaaaaaaaayyy…

It's absolutely gripping reminding ourselves what we thought was definitely true back then. Mind you, it's also often a pleasant surprise how right they were, and even sometimes how right-on they were!

But put that on eBay, if it's a decent edition - someone'll give you money for it.

Sorry for typos, can't see the screen for the leaning towers of books in here… ;)
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Finally.... I finally shredded my old income tax returns going back to the 1960's. The box they were sitting in is sighing with relief.

Plus I went through my book collection which isn't all that large, and pulled out 20 books in excellent condition to donate.

Tonight my Dad asked me if I wanted their old encyclopedia or he could donate it.... this set of books was published 75 years ago. OMG, no wonder it has been taking years for my parents to downsize at the speed they are going :P
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