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    I always refused to allow my boys to sell...

    I always refused to allow my boys to sell wrapping paper, or pre-made cookies, or any of that (expletive) for the schools. My children are in school to learn, not to be corporate shills to provide...
  2. Thread: Jam question

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    I'd go with equal amounts, myself, but one thing...

    I'd go with equal amounts, myself, but one thing you could do is make a sample batch using about 1/2 cup of fruit and seeing if that is to your tastes. I've found that some rhubarb is more assertive...
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    May Sarton made the Ten Commandments for the...

    May Sarton made the Ten Commandments for the Gentleman Cat over 50 years ago:
    Ten Commandments for the Gentleman Cat



    I. A Gentleman Cat has an immaculate shirt front and paws at all...
  4. Thread: DAR members?

    by Emryss
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    Eligible, too, on both sides - my maternal great...

    Eligible, too, on both sides - my maternal great aunt was a member but I never bothered with the paperwork.

    I did some research (actually expanded on research done in the Seventies by a cousin)...
  5. Eggplant is mighty good grilled. Soak in salt...

    Eggplant is mighty good grilled. Soak in salt water for 1/2 hour (to draw out excess moisture, which makes for soggy eggplant - bleah) Pat dry and then brush with olive oil and kosher salt. Grill...
  6. They have a short lifespan, luckily. I've made...

    They have a short lifespan, luckily. I've made traps with a mason jar with a few holes punched in the lid and a generous splash of apple cider vinegar inside. The flies crawl in the jar, but can't...
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    Other people's children are NOT allowed to grow...

    Other people's children are NOT allowed to grow up. It's weird. Yours kinda sneak up on you in a way that you don't notice the growing up, but when it comes to your friends' kids - they seem to so it...
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    Those things in life that make you sigh...

    Nope. Nothing horrible, earth-shattering, or even terribly profound...

    Just a gray hair. They happen, right? Time marching and all that.

    This gray hair was on. my. kid.
    ...
  9. I made friends at work and through local clubs -...

    I made friends at work and through local clubs - my husband and I are active with our local dog breed club and he has made friends with local bicyclers when looking for riding companions.

    I'm...
  10. Thread: Another picture

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    Beautiful.

    Beautiful.
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    Originally - high school German class, Freshman...

    Originally - high school German class, Freshman year, at age 14. No fireworks.

    He wandered into the Pet-something I managed 15 years later and we got together for coffee and fun alumni kind of...
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    Newborn fawns don't have much scent, if any -...

    Newborn fawns don't have much scent, if any - that's why they will huddle in the grass, motionless, until their mother comes by to feed it. They are safe from predators as long as they don't move....
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    I went right to mango sticky rice...mmm...nomz. ...

    I went right to mango sticky rice...mmm...nomz.

    I like them plain and sliced. I think they are great all by their little lonesome, really. Honey mangoes are better than the red ones, in my...
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    All my pans are old, old black iron pans. I never...

    All my pans are old, old black iron pans. I never reseason and never use soap. I just clean with hot water, pop them on the burner to dry and use a little oil or butter or other fat on a bit of paper...
  15. Honestly, you've had a recent big upheaval and...

    Honestly, you've had a recent big upheaval and you miss Home. I can grok.

    That said, Marin is Home to me and I miss it terribly even after almost 40 years of not being in Marin. I still live in...
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    I miss Ben and Jerry's Deep Dark Chocolate. It...

    I miss Ben and Jerry's Deep Dark Chocolate. It was absolutely emotionally satisfying.
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    My husband and older son perform English country...

    My husband and older son perform English country dances at various faires. The faires vary in size from small little park-type events to large venues that take up a county fair site and can have...
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    Did my best. Pinned my mom down her her side of...

    Did my best. Pinned my mom down her her side of the family...there were so many photos of dogs (Cocker Spaniels before the AKC split!) that had the dog's name and lineage on them, or photos of birds...
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    It's possible he got hit with a bee hidden in the...

    It's possible he got hit with a bee hidden in the grass. Poor guy. Whatever it is, it's a big worry for him!
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    Grew up in Marin county (in Terra Linda, just...

    Grew up in Marin county (in Terra Linda, just south of Novato) and my grandparents lived up in the hills in Novato.

    Can't think of places to avoid. The weather is pretty much perfect - warm, but...
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    Sturdiest cake I know is a pound cake, and it...

    Sturdiest cake I know is a pound cake, and it doesn't necessarily need icing to be good. You can make a marble pound cake if you want to be fancy.
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    My dear mother's reply to that question is "No,...

    My dear mother's reply to that question is "No, dear. It only gets different."

    She's a great motivator...:lol:
  23. Thread: Motion Sickness

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    I can also attest to the scopolamine patch's...

    I can also attest to the scopolamine patch's effectiveness, and it can be combined with meclizine...good combination for me. I can get carsick while driving, it's so bad. Luckily enough, all I need...
  24. Actually, I tend to treat other people's stuff...

    Actually, I tend to treat other people's stuff better than I do my own things...
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    If you like silent films (subtitled in French) I...

    If you like silent films (subtitled in French) I watched The Passion of Joan of Arc a couple of years ago on TCM and enjoyed it. I don't understand more than a lick of French, but the movie was very...
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