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Old 05-22-2013, 09:02 AM
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Here's hoping that things get sorted out for you. Hang in there, friend.


Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
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Had some discouraging personal news today. Time to sleep on it and see how it looks in the morning.

I hope everyone is out from under the threat of violent weather now.

Good night, Christmas friends.
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
This sounds like a perfect way to spend the day, Festive Spirit. I am sitting here with a hot cup of coffee. It is chilly here in northern California, believe it or not. It is even supposed to be coolish all this week, and I even have on my sweatshirt jacket right now! I have some great news: The California-Hawaii Elks raised OVER $3,000,000 (yes, three million dollars) for our "Purple Pig," which is our charity fund for crippled children. We use that money to help families who have kids with physical needs (we help a LOT of kids with cerebral palsy). These are families who would not otherwise get help. For example, Lily, my granddaughter would not qualify even though I am an Elk. She receives services through SSI because her case is one in which she will have to have aid throughout her whole life. She has "insurance" through SSI. The kids we help are those who don't quite qualify for a lot of SSI, but who find it difficult to meet the medical needs because of the high cost of insurance and therapy. We, as Elks, provide FREE vision and hearing screening, physical therapy (which is world-renowned in the area of cerebral palsy, especially). I am so proud to be a part of this worthwhile project. I was chosen to be the chairman of our district again this year, so I am going to be busy coming up with ideas for the Elks Lodges to try for fundraising dinners, auctions, and raffles. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Also, if you know of any kids in California-Hawaii who might benefit, let me know. The other states have their own children's projects, so if you know of a child in need, I will try to find out info for you. Also, we give away scholarships like you wouldn't believe. I think the Elks are either number 2, number 3 or number 4 in the amount of scholarships given out. Number 1 is the US Government. Bill Gates is right up there. He might have passed us up, but we were Number 2 for a LONG time. If you know of a child whose parent or grandparent is an Elk, he or she automatically qualifies for $1,000 as long as an application is filled out and sent in. To get the other Elks scholarships, the student does NOT have to have parents or grandparents who are Elks. Every state has a scholarship program. The US finalists receive $40,000 a YEAR for four years!!! Kids will say, "But I could never win." Well, he or she is right--you will never win if you don't apply!!! It does not cost anything to apply! So, if you know of any senior who lives in the US, let me know and I can hook you up with a state Elk association for a scholarship application. When a kid applies, he or she can get a local scholarship, then they can go on to district and get another scholarship, then on to state, then on to national. The opportunities are endless!!! Okay, I am off my soapbox for now!
WOW!! That is AMAZING!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a wonderful cause. Bless you all!

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just eating some chips...dippin them in tzaziki
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I would love Wednesdays and Sundays at your house, HMG! Have a great day making sauce!


Originally Posted by HomemakinGirl View Post
Hello everyone!
It is going to be warm today, temperatures in the upper 70's and a chance of a thunderstorm. I was walking the dogs this morning and heard some rumbles of thunder. I got so nervous because I forgot to bring an umbrella. Thankfully it never started to rain.
I am going to Target this morning for some things and then to the Hallmark store for a few cards. Then back home to make a pot of sauce. Every Wednesday and Sunday is macaroni day in our house.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!
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Originally Posted by trackrebel View Post
what or where is the Pines....that everyone always keeps talking about.....Ive been here since 2008, but never really got that one
Track, I'm on my phone, so I can't see people's signatures, but I know someone has a link about it...Bradmac? CAH?

It's a beautiful & magical place in our minds that we go to see each other & forget our everyday lives, and concentrate on Christmas & having fun!! Carl the Camel is there, and we eat fired twinkies There's conga lines, swimming, relaxing, etc. Awesome!!

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LOVE this, Star!


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you got it!
I decorated my wheels and am ready to go
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Track, this should help!!

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I love it when everyone pops in like this. We are family...yeah, yeah, yeah:

We Are Family by Sister Sledge
(CHORUS
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up ev'rybody and sing

Ev'ryone can see we're together
As we walk on by
(FLY!) and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won't tell no lie
(ALL!) all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a family dose

(CHORUS x2)

Living life is fun and we've just begun
To get our share of the world's delights
(HIGH!) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal's in sight
(WE!) no we don't get depressed
Here's what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won't go wrong
This is our family Jewel


Originally Posted by HomemakinGirl View Post
Good evening!
I am back from the prom meeting and I am going to try and go to sleep early. I have been so tired lately. I made an appointment to have blood work and a physical because I am overdue. I couldn't get in until the first week of June, so I will have to wait a little while longer. I'm sure everything is fine, it's probably just lack if sleep.
Anyway, just wanted to pop in and let everyone know I was thinking about them. I hope all is well and I am sending prayers to all that need them!


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I just love the picture you are painting for us about her as the "new little family member." She does have the right idea, LOL!




Originally Posted by Christmas-A-Holic View Post
Good Morning! Our new little family member is sitting next to me and really want's to type something on my laptop, she keeps putting her paws on the keys. She's smart to like MMC!

You all are coming up with cute names! I like the name, Curly Sue! Track suggested a Beatles name and for now I just realized I am temporarily using a Beatles name until I come up with a permanent one, the song, "Girl"! Yep, "Come here, Girl", "Ready for lunch, Girl"?
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Off I go!!!!!


Have a great day!!!!


Talk to you all tonight.
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