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  1. W&R is the sequel to Wouk's The Winds of War. It's been a long time since I read them, but in my memory, they were excellent. You could read W&R alone, but it is in the first book that you fall for the characters.
  2. I find myself wondering what goes on in ModeratorWorld when a bomb like that gets dropped in this forum. I imagine a deafening klaxon and red flashing lights, the mod dropping Moby Dick or The Hunchback tome on his big toe, elbows akimbo, sloshing the tea over the saucer and beyond, hurriedly trying to clean up the title mess before a whole slew of "OMG I canNOT believe what someone just posted!!!!" threads erupt.... Kids, you totally crack me up! I hope you work out that frustration soon. Attempting to crochet would definitely add some spice to my vocabulary...:D
  3. Gotta say I felt the same vibe from your OP. You say this is a SINGLE man? Perhaps he just doesn't have a clue what family life is really like (from a parental perspective). But I can tell you, my dh would be telling him he's not allowed to talk to me any more! Any news and reminders have to go through dh from now on. Surely you're not the only one in your congregation feeling this way.
  4. I can tell you that it doesn't involve bleach-blonding my hair to cover the greys, starving myself to become stick-thin, squeezing into yoga pants and other twenty-something fashions, wearing false eyelashes and blue eyeliner, fake-baking or Botox injections. I do appreciate cute fashions but take my teen dd shopping with me. While she occasionally suggests items I don't think I can successfully wear at my age, she is a great advisor when I am in doubt. She has learned to say, "I don't think so, mom," with a most gracious smile. It does involve taking better care of myself than I used to have to, I use a bit more equipment and supplies than I used to, spend more on hair care help than I used to, but strive to stay within the realm of a natural appearance.
  5. Okay, so if you put Little House/LIW on your timeline for history class, where does the entry go? In the era of the stories' setting, or the time at which they were written? Seems to me, both.
  6. This is what we did, too. However, there is a challenge when the appointment is for something complicated (thus long) or for something that a provider only does at certain times of the day/week. This pleads a good case for the several weeks on followed by a full week off schooling cycle, doesn't it? Seems it would be easier to get all the appointments into a less disruptive time frame.
  7. The wiki entry for Auntie Em pretty much sums it up...:glare:
  8. Keep it. Let it be a lesson to him that hard work has its rewards.
  9. Yes. It was a completely non-symptomatic, high grade cancer. Had it gone undetected, it would have been beyond treatment by the time any symptoms showed up. If you need more info, you can pm me.
  10. Hmmm... Threads strike me differently. Some are, as you say, conversational. Others are informational. I think of this forum as a bulletin board. I stick stuff on and contribute, often without the expectation of a reply. When I am the one seeking information, I always sit back and read & ponder the replies that come in. I may ask for clarification or additional information. I try to remember to say thanks, though it's typically a blanket, "Thanks, everyone!" I agree with Jean, MariannNOVA is really the best at acknowledging replies. There are times when I toss a comment into a banterish thread, which may appear to go unaddressed. That happens in real life, too. Sorry that you are feeling left out.
  11. Based on my experience, I would recommend a bigger truck, unless making more than one trip is an option. Have you taken a thoughtful look at your stuff, measured things, really given thought to how much space it will take? It's better to have extra space than not enough space.
  12. Is this what my granny would have called "black salve"? If so, I have always wanted to know the *real* name of the stuff. Where is it available - OTC or RX only? :iagree: Also ask about injections instead of/in addition to the swallow pills. You want those meds to get to work fast.
  13. One of mine also had a bum that could fit in a tea cup! I don't remember where I eventually found panties, but I was able to find bloomers and those worked in the interim.
  14. I'll take a long butt over a muffin top any day! FWIW, the right top is a huge factor. A flattering outfit is head-to-toe, not just cheek-to-curve.
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