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  1. You can't. Simple as that. It's genetically...

    You can't. Simple as that. It's genetically programmed into the male to make frightening noises while they sleep to put off any predators from attacking them or their kin. Best deterrent Ma Nature...
  2. I don't see where spending $125 a week ($500/mo)...

    I don't see where spending $125 a week ($500/mo) on a horse (or is it two horses, OP? You did say "horses") is really all that bad for a nice diversion. Cheaper than most sports nowadays. Ever...
  3. Thread: Kindle v. Nook?

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    What's nice about a Nook is your mother can go to...

    What's nice about a Nook is your mother can go to any Barnes and Noble store to get free, immediate one-on-one instruction with her Nook with the staff specifically hired for such walk-in support...
  4. Thread: Kindle v. Nook?

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    The Nook Tablet (or Color) and the (new) Kindle...

    The Nook Tablet (or Color) and the (new) Kindle Fire both function as regular (albeit slightly limited) tablets. They will give you internet (wi-fi only), email, and you can get audio books to...
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    With profound respect to my long and extremely...

    With profound respect to my long and extremely ancient line of Celtic and Germanic ancestors who honored and practiced the Earth Religions, and in celebration of the Winter Solstice today:

    MERRY...
  6. There is a very good reason that most B&Bs are...

    There is a very good reason that most B&Bs are booked for the Christmas holiday. What a nice way to get away, be pampered, fed lovely meals, sleep restful sleep, and let the mooching relatives mooch...
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    Too familiar. The original is lingering somewhere...

    Too familiar. The original is lingering somewhere back in Off Course (or somewhere) when nephew got dumped on the SO by crazzzzzy sister, yadda yadda.

    Lots of advice given. Apparently none taken.
  8. Wow. My sincere condolences. What a rotten...

    Wow. My sincere condolences. What a rotten place to be at this time of year.

    Honestly speaking? I think you're hearing the first refrain of "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do".

    I saw this happen...
  9. Start my own philanthropic organization. I've...

    Start my own philanthropic organization. I've always wanted to do that. Have enough money to freely give it away, in particular give millions to a BN charity. One with their own building that would...
  10. Some of the sadness you might be feeling may be...

    Some of the sadness you might be feeling may be due to the treatment being over. In other words, the attention and fuss and close friendly medical staff that hovered over you and kept you under their...
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    If you have huntable land, or even suburban land...

    If you have huntable land, or even suburban land with invading deer, look online for any organization that have bow hunters that are willing to come cull your deer.

    Or contact a hunt club and...
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    Your link is for an "October Glory" maple tree,...

    Your link is for an "October Glory" maple tree, not the "Autumn Glory" maple.

    I think the OP should consult her ag extension office to find out what kinds of trees would work best for her part...
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    I use Nutrition Now's "PB 8". Human grade. Really...

    I use Nutrition Now's "PB 8". Human grade. Really made a difference in my one rough Collie who has a very sensitive GI and a puppy history (under another owner) of Giardia. He gets one capsule a...
  14. Oh, honey. You are SO screwed!! SIL is the Queen...

    Oh, honey. You are SO screwed!! SIL is the Queen of Manipulation in her family, and you are about to be served. Nothing you can do, short of napalm, is going to stop her. Nothing. Unless you can...
  15. Thread: Quiverfull

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    The hole in this...

    The hole in this 'rah-rah-let's-overwhelm-them-with-a-bazillion-of-our-own' plan is...there is no sure fire way to control the minds and wills of those children once they grow up.

    And once they...
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    I get it. You want to be nice, don't want to be...

    I get it. You want to be nice, don't want to be the neighborhood &itch.

    How would you handle it if she was the neighbor's dog, and telling her to "go home!" isn't working? Well, you would take...
  17. ^This. OP - this woman who used to be part of...

    ^This.

    OP - this woman who used to be part of your history has moved on. She doesn't want you intruding on her life anymore. Take the hint. Treat her the same way you'd handle an old school friend...
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    I agree. And to the OP: For your guy to...

    I agree.

    And to the OP: For your guy to realize this, you need to exit the scene. Let him figure this out on his own. Otherwise you might end up being the "bad guy" for pushing him to do...
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    Don't put off what you know will be happening in...

    Don't put off what you know will be happening in maybe a shorter time than you anticipate. Start off a checklist, and a to-do list:

    First of all, make sure Mom has a valid, updated Will. You may...
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    Sotheby's...

    Sotheby's.

    Not to buy (unless you're ready to spend some serious cash), but to wander around and look at the items that will be going up for auction. Even if you don't have two nickles to rub...
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    Jingles here as well. I adore the breed -...

    Jingles here as well. I adore the breed - irregardless of what others have said, I've always found the breed to be intelligent, biddable, warm, friendly, jovial, pack-worthy, and a sheer delight to...
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    Knows how to walk, trot, and possibly canter...

    Knows how to walk, trot, and possibly canter under saddle. Very green.

    That's what it means to me.
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    Give the rings to the boys now. Don't wait. And...

    Give the rings to the boys now. Don't wait. And especially don't wait until they "find someone". It is important that you show them you are giving it to them and them alone - not to a future bride....
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    Not a lawyer, but here's my take on this: ...

    Not a lawyer, but here's my take on this:

    MandyVA is correct. The rings are yours - they became your property when your mother gave them to you freely of her own will and put them in your hand...
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    Good for you! Keeping figures crossed for you...

    Good for you! Keeping figures crossed for you that it works as well as it did for me. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me anytime. :):)

    BTW - a B vitamin complex it may not necessarily...
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