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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

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Coffee and Blood Pressure?

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We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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BC Canada Largely Non-Religious

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 5, 2015. 3 Replies

New poll shows British Columbia largely non-religiousIn April 2013, the…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2015 at 2:46am

Yes, I like seeing the generations coming up and seeing them doing what I learned. The women of my family were quite level headed, pragmatic and down to Earth. We were so poor and I didn't know it at the time. We had good care and lots of love. For that, I am profoundly grateful.  

Several of my cousins tell how they would go for days having oatmeal for breakfast and macaroni with ketchup for dinner. When they tell the story now, they remember it with some gentle memories of getting through hard time. 

Others in our town had it much harder. People would give grandma old coats. She would remake them into coats to fit us and when we wore the fabric out, she made quilts for a poor family that lived across town. In the autumn, we trudged down the hill, over the bridge and up the other hill to this little tiny shack to deliver blankets. They were the Mitchell family. I wonder what happened to them?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2015 at 2:34am

The extraordinary prices on the felt pieces prohibit lots of sales, yet they have great value for one who can afford such things. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2015 at 2:32am

Patricia, your needlework piece is beautiful. The colors are just right. Did your learn how to do that yourself, or did you have a mother or grandmother teaching you? 

Comment by Plinius on March 19, 2015 at 1:47am

Beautiful work, Patricia, both the owl and the tiger!

I love a family that can work together, Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 18, 2015 at 5:17pm

Good traditions Joan.  Good on you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2015 at 5:01pm

Chris, I love the story of your new acquaintance. I hope you see him regularly and meet his family. These are the kinds of people I like to know. 

I was brought up with those same principles. A good way to live a life. When my kids were small and we went camping, we always made a sweep of the place with bags to collect trash and pop can tops or anything that might cut their feet. When we left the camp site, we made another sweep making sure we did not leave any trash. 

Last summer, while spending the day with my granddaughter and her five kids, she called to them, "Red-up!" That stands for "get ready to make a sweep" and is what we used to say when it was time to clean up. Hearing it come from her mouth to her kids' ears brought tears to my eyes. From my grandparents and parents, to my great-grandchildren, the tradition continues. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2015 at 4:53pm

Patricia, I watched that dog sing with Whitney. A great voice, beautiful posture, eager to please, and attentive to the audience. That's a dog, you say? A Belgian dog? My goodness! I would swear I saw him on Saturday Night Live. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2015 at 4:03pm

Patricia, are you serious? It is needlework? How is that done? Did you make it? beautiful!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 18, 2015 at 12:59pm

Our neighborhood is slowly (because houses aren't selling well) being taken over by people who don't bother to take plastic bags with them when they walk their dogs.  They just leave the droppings on our lawn.  I wish we could afford to tear up the crabgrass and put in drought-resistant plants, boulders, and pretty pink gravel....

These are the same people who keep cruising our patio and helping themselves to the produce of our fruit trees...THEN they bring bags with them! 

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 18, 2015 at 12:06pm

Unlittering is a good, universalizable value -- imagine if lots of people left public spaces just a little cleaner than they found them!


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