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  1. #341
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Erin:
    Tempers obviously run very high regarding this issue. If certain posters here didn't want to deal with nastiness, wading into various Aiden threads and tossing obvious insults around -- as Colin did -- or making veiled snide remarks -- as Miniwelsh did, both as herself and as alter BettyBoop -- was hardly the best way to do it.
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    Ohhhh....so NOW I know who Miss Boop was...I'd been wondering who had it in for me on my thread about making the decision to give my JRT of 6 years away to a better home. A pretty vindictive thing to do if you ask me... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

    As for this whole mess, I've stayed out of it so far, and have barely been able to keep up with it through all of the pages of bickering and ranting and downright meanspiritedness. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] How disheartening to come on this board~ which I enjoy so much and have made many friends, both cyber and in real-life, and to see it in such turmoil. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    I'm hoping our moderators will be able to continue to keep this an enjoyable place to visit, and that things will soon calm down and be back on an even keel. I don't know what's been in the air lately, but I sense and have seen, for that matter, a great deal of hostility and and just out and out hatred. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif[/img]

    It really makes me want to find another BB...which I would hate to do since I have enjoyed this one so much for so long. I'm hoping it doesn't come to that...perhaps I will just quietly lurk for a while, and only post on a very few, neutral, topics that won't turn around and bite me in the butt... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] SUZ

    ~~~"It weren't me...Booger done it!"~~~
    Crayola posse~ orange yellow, official pilot
    Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"



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    Did you detect a hint of tuna??? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img] {{{{purrrrr}}} [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] SUZ

    ~~~"It weren't me...Booger done it!"~~~
    Crayola posse~ orange yellow, official pilot
    Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"



  3. #343
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    People are being ugly, but we've gotta stick this through....You are a neat person, and I got to know you so much better durring "THE" thread....you are such a nice person...please stay!



  4. #344
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    Gosh! If we could just remember this story every morning when we get up
    especially if we get up on the wrong side of the bed!

    She is 92 years old, petite, well poised, and proud. She is fully
    dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed, and
    her
    makeup perfectly applied, in spite of the fact she is legally blind.
    Today she has moved to a nursing home. Her husband of 70 years recently
    passed away, making this move necessary. After many hours of waiting
    patiently in the lobby of the nursing home where I am employed, she
    smiled sweetly when told her room was ready.

    As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual
    description of her tiny room, including the eyelet curtains that had been
    hung on
    her window.

    "I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having
    just been presented with a new puppy.

    "Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room... just wait," I said.

    Then she spoke these words that I will never forget: "That does not have
    anything to do with it," she gently replied.

    "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room
    or not, does not depend on how the furniture is arranged. It is how I
    arrange my mind. I have already decided to love it. It is a decision I make
    every morning when I wake up. I have a choice. I can spend the day in bed
    recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer
    work, or I can get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do work.

    Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I will focus on the new day
    and all of the happy memories I have stored away... just for this time
    in my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you have
    already put in. I believe that our background and circumstances may have
    influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

    I believe- that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you
    every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

    I believe that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them
    to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.


    I believe that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

    I believe that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may
    be the last time you see them.

    I believe that you can keep going, long after you can't.

    I believe that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

    I believe that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

    I believe that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it
    needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

    I believe that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

    I believe that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down,
    will be the ones to help you get back up.

    I believe that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but
    that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

    I believe that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've
    had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many
    birthdays you've celebrated.

    I believe that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes
    you have to learn to forgive yourself.

    I believe that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop
    for your grief.

    I believe that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't
    love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

    I believe that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could
    change your life forever .

    I believe that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something
    totally different.

    I believe that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who
    don't even know you.

    I believe that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend
    cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

    I believe that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

    I believe that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

    -----------------------------------------

    I'll get you my pretty....and your little dog too...ehheheheheheh
    \"given the choice of a majestic horse and a guy who\'s only part of a horse, I\'ll take the horse any day\"
    Budweiser commercial



  5. #345
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    and with that excellent advice, I believe it is a good time to close this thread. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] It has run its course, for good or for bad.

    If Erin wants to re-open it, she can.
    "I don't want to sound like a broken record here, but why is it that a woman will forgive homicidal behavior in a horse, yet be highly critical of a man for leaving the toilet seat up?" Dave Barry



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