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    Anybody own Finches?

    I am hoping someone can help me with a Finch question. I found a tiny white finch almost frozen to a branch 9 years ago. I brought him home, thawed him out and he survived. I got him a buddy and they...
  2. Thread: Terrible Day

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    Wellspotted, many of us have been there, and COTH...

    Wellspotted, many of us have been there, and COTH is a wonderful antidote. Good people, great advice and people who can be incredibly kind. Hoping for better days ahead for you.
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    Good grief. What is this world coming to? When I...

    Good grief. What is this world coming to? When I was a 8, I fell under a runaway horse when my instructor at the riding stable didn't check the girth, fell off my bike, fell off a swing head first,...
  4. Chemlawn and super-manicured fake-looking yards....

    Chemlawn and super-manicured fake-looking yards.
    Mandals
    Abba
  5. Ouch. It's amazing how many of us have suffered...

    Ouch. It's amazing how many of us have suffered with it. I had it for 2 years and I could count every step of every day caring for my 6 horses and 3 toddlers - because every step was excruciating....
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    Glad to know it's no longer the Shemp of planets!

    Glad to know it's no longer the Shemp of planets!
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    Wow. I drive by his farm almost every day and I...

    Wow. I drive by his farm almost every day and I will definitely have more to think about tomorrow.
  8. Dealing With Show Nerves - Showing in the big leagues

    I'm writing an article about show nerves, hoping to hear from Western exhibitors who show successfully at the regional and national level. Please pm me if you have an interesting story or remedy to...
  9. The article cites the Catholic Conference's...

    The article cites the Catholic Conference's concern over the Girl Scouts having 'problematic ties' to organizations they don 't like??? This is the kind of hypocritical nonsense that has driven so...
  10. Longboat Key with my sisters and best friend on a...

    Longboat Key with my sisters and best friend on a surprise trip. Relaxing.
    Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda in the moonlight. Magical.
    The Hahnenkamm after snowfall. Another world.
    Cuttyhunk on a sailboat...
  11. Oh, LockeMeadows, you led me to temptation and...

    Oh, LockeMeadows, you led me to temptation and WHY didn't I resist? I saw the first one when it came out so I knew better.....
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    microbovine, I have a question for you. Why has...

    microbovine, I have a question for you. Why has the Catholic Church protected Cardinal Bernard Law, who knew there was rampant sex abuse of children going on in parishes in Massachusetts but simply...
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    A woman I worked for teaching therapeutic riding...

    A woman I worked for teaching therapeutic riding dragged me to a psychic evening. It was a total waste of four hours of my life and $40 I'll never see again.

    There were around 25 people there for...
  14. Thread: DAR members?

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    My daughters are. Their ancestors on their...

    My daughters are. Their ancestors on their father's side came over in 1638. They also have ties to the Salem Witch Trials. My side is newbies who came in the mid 1800s.
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    Thank you for such excellent advice, everyone,...

    Thank you for such excellent advice, everyone, and some chilling examples of why we can't wait on this.
    The property has been in my family since the 1920s, so my parents own it outright. We're going...
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    Anyone have experience with adverse possession?

    My elderly parents live in a beach front home. About 8 years ago, a developer bought the house adjacent to theirs which he uses for his family, then the house next to theirs. There is an electrical...
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    KL Carp, I'm with you.

    KL Carp, I'm with you.
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    You know that saying, 'No good deed goes...

    You know that saying, 'No good deed goes unpunished...' It sounds like you tried to do something nice, but things got mixed up and miscommunicated, perhaps due to the stress Sue and Sandy are both...
  19. Sending New England jingles!

    Sending New England jingles!
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    I wish I had some kind of amazing talent, but I...

    I wish I had some kind of amazing talent, but I think mine is that I keep a confidence like a vault, and people feel comfortable telling me things. Even complete strangers tell me their life stories...
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    Salt water farm on the coast of Maine. I've...

    Salt water farm on the coast of Maine. I've wished that since I was a teenager, leafing through the classified real estate ads in Yankee Magazine.
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    I'm a product of the Rhinehart Writing Method...

    I'm a product of the Rhinehart Writing Method attempt to make everyone write with the same type of perfectly drawn cursive. My hand always rebelled against such conformity. But it is interesting to...
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    Mr chai had Lasik surgery back in 1999 and it was...

    Mr chai had Lasik surgery back in 1999 and it was incredibly successful. He went from 20/200 to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other. He now wears reading glasses, but still doesn't need...
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    Having bought and sold a few times, here are my...

    Having bought and sold a few times, here are my suggestions:

    Listen to what the real estate agent says, but do your own due diligence. Our realtor said our kids could attend school in town if we...
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    I saw Princess Anne and Mark Phillips ride at...

    I saw Princess Anne and Mark Phillips ride at Ledyard in 1975 and she was a dynamo. What a cool lady.
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