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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2017 at 2:06pm

That's what the Okanagan gets.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2017 at 1:48pm

My only problem with the cold is not being able to get myself outside to exercise.  I just vegetate in the winter and gain too much fat.  Indoor exercise is too boring.  I can't keep it up for long.  I want to move to a place like St. George Utah where it's in the 90s and 100s in the summer, and rarely gets below freezing in the winter.

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2017 at 12:59pm

The lower half of BC gets no colder than you do now Spud. In fact some of your temps may be even lower than ours in winter. In fact parts of the Okanagan area is desert-like.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2017 at 12:08pm

I've been looking on the post office site for images of the letters coming to me each day.  I'm going to start looking before the mail gets here and checking for my name and address.  When I find another wrong one, I'll try catching the mailman to inform him, instead of taking it back to the post office.  In the last few years, I've gotten a wrong one about once a year.  That is probably after the computer started sorting.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2017 at 12:01pm

I took a wrong letter back to the post office today, that I found in my box.  The address had the same number as mine and the same first 3 letters of the street name.  I asked the postal worker if a computer sorted the mail, and she said yes.  It wasn't the fault of the delivery person.  He just delivers the bundle that the computer calculates goes to me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2017 at 11:54am

I would rather be Canadian as well.  If Canada was warmer, I'd seriously consider it.

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2017 at 11:46am

Comment by Patricia on November 5, 2017 at 7:05pm

Yes, I saw those videos, Chris.

The hospital physio gave me booklets on the exercises I'm to do several times a day, with adding to them each week. Hamstring stretching, stomach clenching, butt clenching, side ways leg lifts, walking, knee bends but not past the 90 degrees, many yoga like stretches, using my arms to lift from chairs (making sure all my seating has arms), pumping feet, making sure not to twist the leg, or turn foot inward, etc.

 

Comment by Chris on November 5, 2017 at 6:52pm

Patricia,

What kind of physical therapy are you receiving?

I referenced Sit and Be Fit by

Mary Ann Wilson, RN. It might help you.

Comment by Chris on November 5, 2017 at 6:44pm

My brother said I should have tattooes of zippers on scar tissue.

 

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