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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 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
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2 days ago
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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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11 replies
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3 days ago
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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
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Jun 19, 2017
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I Hate "charities" That Are A Scam
Some years ago, it became apparent that most major charites supposedly collecting money to cure catastrophic diseases had never, over the many decades of their existence, contributed in any way to finding cures for the diseases. Their business models...
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70-79, F
5 replies
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Jun 17, 2017
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I Am Trying To Lose Weight And Get Healthy
I wish that every person (on here and in real life) who ever gave me a hard time about my excess weight, every body shaming jerk I've ever encountered, could be awake tonight like I am suffering hunger pangs, and overwhelming food cravings. Food...
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70-79, F
15 replies
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Jun 15, 2017
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What's the worst houseguest you have ever had in your house? What's your worst experience being a houseguest yourself?
My worst houseguest came for one night and stayed for six weeks. At the end of the first week, she brought her son in to stay while I was away at work. Getting them out nearly killed me. I had the 'flu at the time and was also working as a stude...
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70-79, F
15 replies
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Jun 14, 2017
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Embarrassing & Funny
Are these good reasons to cheat on your doctor ordered diet?
1. "Come on, you can diet tomorrow!" 2. "We're all having a piece!" (This is based on the peculiar but common idea that calories don't count if everyone is eating the same thing together). 3."It's Jane's...
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70-79, F
11 replies
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Jun 12, 2017
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Health
I Need a Diet Buddy
I am feeling very discouraged. I won't quit because in my present situation, quitting is just not an option for me. I stuck very carefully to my Nutrisystem diet, which must be a permanent diet for me. The first week I lost weight. Now it...
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70-79, F
20 replies
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Jun 12, 2017
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"Nobody joins a cult." True?
I really believe this from observation. I've even heard people say things like, "Oh, no, it's not a cult! That was the first thing I asked them and they said they're not."
70-79, F
10 replies
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Jun 12, 2017
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Personal, Thoughts & Feelings
Does this sound truthful to you?
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You ask someone: "Last year, I was walking on the street in Hollywood on Halloween night and a driver of a car, a man, aimed at me and tried to ...
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70-79, F
13 replies
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Jun 11, 2017
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Situations
I Escaped Jehovah's Witness Cult But Healed Slowly After
I've never been in the JWs. But I have heard a lot of bad things about them and right now, I am trying to persuade a close friend not to become involved with them. They got to her right after her husband died and she was lonely.
70-79, F
22 replies
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Jun 11, 2017
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How do you get rid of house guests who refuse to leave?
I am especially curious about the legal situation. What if someone asks you to stay overnight because of an emergency and then, in spite of all discussion, negotiations and agreements, they keep on staying, making one excuse after another? You only l...
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70-79, F
8 replies
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Jun 10, 2017
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Seeking Advice
Should housewarming presents be banned....?
...if you are downsizing? No one should consider bringing a physical non-perishable object as a housewarming gift to anyone who has just undergone a major downsizing. It is so difficult, even heartbreaking, to eliminate half or more of everything ...
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70-79, F
5 replies
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Jun 9, 2017
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Embarrassing & Funny
Should I move...AGAIN?!😂
I am an old lady (72) slowly but surely recovering my health after a bad siege of illness 2 years ago. During this last very difficult 2 years I have had to move 3 times; each time was thoroughly exhausting although my health continues to improve. My...
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70-79, F
13 replies
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May 30, 2017
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Seeking Advice
How do I send a link to one of my stories in a message (PM)?
Sorry, but I'm old and still struggle with things like that.
70-79, F
18 replies
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May 29, 2017
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Seeking Advice
I Battle With Weight Issues
Just had a very depressing experience. I weighed myself and found I am at an all time weight high of 243.6 lbs. It's my third day of turning my life around and getting a grip on a healthy diet with regular fresh air and exercise. I waited a f...
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70-79, F
4 replies
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May 29, 2017
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I've Laughed Out Loud Remembering Something Funny
Way back when I was in my 20s, in the late 1960s, I was living with my boyfriend and another guy who was our friend. We had rented an apartment in a questionable neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. The three of us were each looking for work and strugg...
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70-79, F
0 replies
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May 26, 2017
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Which is the best brand of diapers, regardless of price?
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70-79, F
3 replies
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May 24, 2017
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Parenting & Family
Anyone hate to move as much as I do? Approaching 4th move in less than 2 years...
This move is relatively easy. It's just across the hall into another room in my rooming house...but I am cleaning, sorting, packing all over again. This is starting to feel endless.
70-79, F
4 replies
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May 18, 2017
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Situations
I F You Wait Too Long For The Perfect Moment It Will Pass U By
For years, I postponed getting in touch with my step-cousin. For one thing, my stepfather, whose nephew he was, had passed away in 1963. For another thing, my cousin lived 3000 away from where I lived; I lived in Los Angeles, then in San Francisco, t...
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70-79, F
4 replies
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May 16, 2017
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