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Pat
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Missourian
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Wouldn't that be great. I know it would be a lovely trip. I used to get roses from Texas all the time, when I lived in Bossier City LA, in the early 60's. Tyler Roses, you just brought up a very lovely memory.:-) Tyler Roses were sold on street corners in Shreveport and Bossier. Thank you!
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Thank you, Merri Jo, I will check into this!
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Thank you, Cyndy!:-)
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I googled Weeks, but really didn't see much. I did find out they are a wholesaler. See footnote.
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I will do a search for Weeks. When I googled Jackson Perkins the JP site came up and I found the rose. I want to order one of these roses. They really are very fragrant and the fragrance is very pleasant. The Sacred Heart school children planted the roses.
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I've served them with mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles. They are good with each of those, but my favorite is rice. J likes them just like the picture shows, as an appetizer.
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Thank you, Rue. I don't know if we will take them with us, if the house sells. We have downsizing in mind. We have all enjoyed the colorful chairs.:-)
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Thank you, Jane! Those dominoes belonged to my grandparents. They are a treasure.
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Thank you Nan! We've had far more challenging issues through the years and have always lived each day as it comes. We know we can stay here if the house doesn't sell. We aren't desperate to sell.:-) However, due to J's health issues it would be nice to have something more accessible. We both have pretty amazing stories to tell. Maybe one day we will. If you knew the stories start to now, you would know we take each day as it comes. It hasn't all been rosy with the nice home and two cars in the garage.LOL
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Thanks, Liz! We had a round table. It didn't hold up well. We rarely used it and, although I was careful when setting the table, the finish wore badly. We tossed around the idea of having it painted, but in the end decided to buy a rectangular table. It will work here, should the house not sell and we stay here. Or it will work in another home. We will be selling the big farmhouse table because we won't be needing it in a smaller home.
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Thank you, Christine. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Sticks and Stones.
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Thank you Susie. Most of the time, for table shots, I use a 60mm or 50mm lens on the Canon Rebel T2i. The 50mm is especially helpful in less than optimal light. I use the free editing program PhotoScape. There are sharpening tools and others that really bring the photo into clarity. Sometimes the editing works, sometimes not. I really like that program and the "price" is right.:-) I don't use a tripod. I just hand hold the camera and sometimes brace against a chair or wall. However, I recommend a tripod if you want a good clear photo, then use the edits to enhance.
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Nan, the gravy is as easy as opening a can. Campbell's Mushroom Soup Gravy. It is in the soup aisle. Brown not creamy. I don't very often eat gravy but I had to have a taste. It's very good.
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Thank you Mama Bear. We are looking for homes without stairs. We are in a 1.5 story now and we are hoping to move to a one level home. That's the plan anyway. We will want a basement though and will eventually have a chair lift. A basement is a must because we are prone to Tornadoes in our neck of the woods. I have Clark's that are years and years old. They are my favorite!
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Thanks Liz! J wasn't injured in the fall. He just sort of sat down, one night last week. It took awhile to figure out how to get back up, but together we managed. I really believe his blood count being off was the culprit and that is the view of the neurologist. J is having steak and eggs this morning. I've been trying to emphasize protein!! He starts PT tomorrow morning. That is something I've wanted for awhile. He's 100% better this week.
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LSL is at the top of our list of places to buy, Joy!
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Good luck on the sale of your home Christine!
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Thank you Kim. Our Acadia is the same color, as the Buick. Our vehicles match!:-)
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Thank you, Cil! We are hoping it will be soon too. Meanwhile, I keep arranging and rearranging.:-) And putting an outfit together every so often.
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Thank you Shirley. I bought four individual bread boards after seeing some used in a PB tablescape. It took awhile to find four identical boards at a good price. Found them at HG. PB used the boards in a stack, with the board on top. The napkin was wrapped around the board. There may have been a bowl atop that, but I don't recall. I just thought it was a neat idea and decided to try duplicating.
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Thank you Judy! J isn't sore from the fall. It was just like he sat down on the floor and couldn't get up, but not sore. He has had a tummy issue and had planned a dr visit today. However, he is feeling so much better he decided to cancel. We were going to be coming out of StL at rush hour, so we weighed the risks of that against his tummy ailment and the fact he is feeling better and decided he can wait till Monday for his regular appt. What a dance we do, but it is doable and for that we are grateful. The color of the dining room is Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert. Absolutely love it and especially so since making a couple of little changes in the dining room.
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Thank you again. You are giving such wonderful advice! We both appreciate that so much. This is quite a journey!!
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Thanks so much for the tip, Dee! I will definitely keep that in mind. I'll see what I can do about a tureen post. I only have one old/vintage tureen. I use the Mikasa French Countryside tureen and do recommend warming the bowl. We are finding a shortage of pre-owned homes in the area where we want to settle. There are more 1.5 and 2 stories available. We are finding most new construction is one story, though.
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Thank you cnoel. I suggested this and it was declined. We had quite a discussion. In the end he just scooted over to a chair and lifted himself onto the chair then stood, rather than standing from floor level. I didn't try lifting him, but I did hold his arm as he scooted. I remember looking at the time and seem to remember 12:40. The next time I looked at the clock It was about 1:30.
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Penny, the house is still on the market. We just did a price cut over the weekend. There have been a couple of large homes sold in the county. That gives us hope. J fell in the middle of the night. I feel like it is imperative we get the place sold so we can be closer to the kids and doctors. It took an hour for me to get him up and back into bed. He's okay..fine this morning, not sore or bruised, no injury at all, but as the Parkinson's progresses, there will inevitably be more falls.
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