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greenmountaingal
70-79, F
United States
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1st 3 Mths of SW
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Retired teacher, age 71, in new desert community
I Am What I Am and Nobody Wants Me
I am facing old age. Loneliness is a real problem. I have just spent the last year and a half of my life doing every single thing you (and every magazine article) want to recommend for me. (Yes, I joined groups, took classes, joined a church and atte...
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70-79, F
16 replies
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1 day ago
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Did your parents ever tell you they loved you?
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Neither of my parents ever told me they loved me. They both laughed at the entire concept of love. As far as they were concerned, love was a concept f...
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70-79, F
13 replies
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4 days ago
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Parenting & Family
I Don't Have the Answer
A long time ago, when it was clear my mother had changed, when I couldn't take her awful temper tantrums, when I cried a lot most nights....I got up the courage to ask an important question, one I felt was a key to my well being and happiness. I...
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70-79, F
5 replies
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Aug 13, 2017
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Can you delete your name from a comment section of a blog?
My actual real name wound up on a blog comment...I thought I was posting it with only a first name...oops! And it was personal stuff I would very much like to not go public. I can't see any way to erase it. The discussion subject changes weekly ...
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70-79, F
4 replies
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Aug 12, 2017
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Seeking Advice
I Intend to Live My Life In a New Way
During the last 3-4 years, since I retired, several of my long time close friends have died. No one can replace long time friends who have known you all your life or for decades. Also, a number of my friends, and my half sister, live at least a thou...
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70-79, F
10 replies
16 views
Aug 10, 2017
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What do you think of this situation?
I asked a long time friend of mine to please read one of my stories that I posted here a while back. She told me she doesn't have much time. I pointed out that the story takes 3-5 minutes to read (she is a fast reader). She said she would have t...
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70-79, F
10 replies
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Aug 10, 2017
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Friends & Acquaintances
I Am Prone to Inappropriate Laughter
Or, anyway, I was, like many teenagers, prone to inappropriate laughter back in the day. My fondest memory of this happened on a blind date when I was in my mid teens. The movie was: The Bramble Bush starring Richard Burton. It was a way too serio...
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70-79, F
0 replies
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Aug 7, 2017
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Any good tips on how to crash a party?
I have decided to crash parties in the upcoming winter holiday season. I have only crashed one party in my life (I got away with it, and it was fun). Any tips on: Picking the party, dressing, what to say to people conversationally, how to avoid gett...
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70-79, F
4 replies
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Aug 7, 2017
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Friends & Acquaintances
I Have Experienced Synchronicity
This last weekend I attended a sweepstakers conference. I don't usually go anywhere or meet anyone so this was a big deal. I had to drive about 50 miles to get to it, and I am an old arthritic lady with health problems...so it was exhausting. T...
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70-79, F
10 replies
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Jul 31, 2017
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Ever had someone refuse to speak to you because they simply believed you were beneath him or her?
Yesterday, I am embarrassed to say, I overreacted to a snotty restaurant hostess. I arrived at the restaurant to attend a conference taking place in the restaurant's banquet room. I was a few minutes late...and I found the door to the banquet ro...
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70-79, F
15 replies
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Jul 29, 2017
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Life
Ever had a vacation go totally wrong?
Please help me feel better. I had been looking forward to this 3 day vacation for months. I saved my money very carefully for over 6 months for it. And then, starting a day before departure and continuing into the first and second day of my trip, eve...
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70-79, F
13 replies
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Jul 28, 2017
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Travel
What do you think of the theory that the Manson murders did not happen?
The theory is that the Sharon Tate/Manson murders were like the recent revelations about the "Symbionese Liberation Army" and the Patty Hurst kidnapping, constructed by the California State Dept.of Corrections as a parallel program to the f...
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70-79, F
69 replies
53 views
Jul 19, 2017
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Politics
I Want To Prevent Suicide
How will you die? If you are a north American person under the age of 50, you will probably commit suicide if the insurance companies have their way. So far, they've made a lot of progress in the U.S. According to the stats I've read, ab...
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70-79, F
0 replies
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Jul 19, 2017
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True or false: Most people are far more enculturated than they care to admit.
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And they become more so as they get older, and especially when they first have children.
70-79, F
5 replies
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Jul 19, 2017
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Life
Was he honest? Was he fair?
I took a driver's test last year to get my drivers license back from the California DMV. I had had my license taken away from me (not a suspension) because I was driving recklessly due to a sudden onset of a severe illness involving an antibioti...
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70-79, F
5 replies
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Jul 18, 2017
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Situations
I Ve Gone From A See Food Diet To A See Fat Diet
Here's what not to do when you notice someone has just lost a lot of weight. I have seen this often. Ask the person how he or she did it. Then, after he or she tells you, grab the newly slim person by the hand very firmly and tow him or her ove...
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70-79, F
3 replies
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Jul 12, 2017
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Do you think she was trying to sabotage me?
A year ago, I had to take a driver's license road test. I was very nervous. I'd had a license since I was 16, in 1961, with no problems. I had become sick behind the wheel of my vehicle and caused an accident (no one hurt, my insurance ra...
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70-79, F
16 replies
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Jun 28, 2017
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Friends & Acquaintances
I Am Interested In Politics
Actually, I am not that politically involved. I am a moderate. But I originally came on here to see if I could find other red diaper babies (=both parents in the Communist Party), especially those who had unhappy childhoods during the 1950s, the so...
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70-79, F
5 replies
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Jun 23, 2017
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Can anyone advise me about what kind of food processor I should get?
I'm a home canner with pickle season coming up soon. I've gotten arthritic over the years, and now I have a tough time slicing many lbs. of cucumbers for my pickles.. I would like to buy an automatic electric slicer of some kind. I check...
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70-79, F
11 replies
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Jun 22, 2017
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Food
I Did Something Unexpected
In 1965, I was living with a violent bully who had a bloated ego. Dale used to call me his "dumb little orphan." The reference was to the fact that my mother was a bully as well who had tossed me out of her aartment when I tried to run to h...
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70-79, F
0 replies
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Jun 19, 2017
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