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oldandancient

Oh, Bev, I'm so sorry for the loss of Wendy. I'm with you in the tears, sorrow, grief beyond what we should have to bear. Know I have a shoulder for you and big old hugs to comfort you. They say it gets easier with time, but grief hits you in the most unexpected times and places. The tears are healing. What gets me through is knowing God is in control and it's with His help that I can go on. Love you, Sweetie.

CJ45

Bev, as you know I was aware but kept it to myself, hope you are felling better about it all and as I have said how is her husband dealing with his loss. No need to answer I completely understand. As you can always email me. So,So Sad.

klocowolf

My sympathies and regrets for your losses.

jals

Oh Bev,
I am sooo so sorry about your daughter, I think her name was Wendy. I knew she had been battling cancer but I thought she was doing better. I can't imagine your heartache.
Sending love and hugs to you, dear Bev. You're in my prayers.

Hismorts

Bev, I too am so sad for you. That's not the way it was meant to be and I wish I could help. Just say the word. As always.

DixieGal

Oh Bev, I am so sorry about the loss of your precious daughter. Yes, she is out of pain and at rest. Also your sweet little dog. You are in my prayers, my friend.

Fishes

Oh so heartbreaking to lose your daughter. So very sorry.♥️
And also very sad to lose your 4 footed companion.❤️

manicpuzzler

I am so very sorry for your losses, time will ease the pain, but never completely. They will remain in your heart and head where you can treasure them and smile at the momories that you have made over the years. Your daughter, Wendy, and Shih-Tzu are fast asleep and out of pain.

Once again I am so sorry xxx

Since the first posting of this puzzle.
So much has occurred in my life. I am almost back to normal. I laid my Shih-Tzu to rest June 04,2018
I miss him, not like I miss my daughter Wendy, who we put to rest August 01,2018. I shall miss her
(my first born 5-3-59) til I take my last breath. She is free of Pain and R.I.P.
8-8-18...9:20 A.M.-----------------Thank you for listening to my woe.

DixieGal

Hi Mary! I'm thankful for you! It's so good to meet people from my state! Have a blessed day!

Nicepeach2

Add me to the list of thankful people. I would be very lonely without you and I am so thankful for all of you. And of course I am thankful for my ever present dog, Scarlett. Blessings. Mary

wjl1015

Absolutely!!

dbnc2

i'll be there I like plain donuts save me one please

DixieGal

Yes Joe, we are all friends here and I'm thankful for each one of you!! Pass the donuts, please!!

wjl1015

Not a problem John! :))

rswestley

Thanks Joe... my waistline appreciates it

wjl1015

Don't worry, I ordered extra jelly-filled!!! :))

rswestley

Hi dbnc2, you stopped in just in time. We're all having coffee and donuts at Joe's Place this Friday at 9 o'clock. Hope you can make it! (I've got dibs on all jelly filled donuts). See you on Friday!! - TIM

wjl1015

My bad, I didn't introduce myself, I'm Joe. :))

jals

dbnc2, Glad to meet you! Jigidi is full of friends.
Judy

wjl1015

We're all friends here @dbnc2 ! Right Dottie? :))

dbnc2

that is a good puzzle
I am glad I found JIGIDI
I feel like I have a lot of friends on here

DixieGal

I agree, Judy. Thank you!

jals

I am glad to hear your husband is improving. It's hard when it's slow, but sometimes helps to look back a week or two or a month to see the improvement. As long as it's forward progress, it is good. Kind of like a diet. Only losing a pound a month can be discouraging, but it's a whole lot better than gaining a pound a month or not losing at all. At the end of a year, you've lost 12. :-)

DixieGal

Thank you Bobbie. I will surely enjoy my visit.

Judy, give that little guy a big hug for me. Yes, they are so precious! I'm excited for you!! Hubby is slowly improving. It's going to be a long haul but he is being patient with himself, so that helps a lot!

Robin, all my grands are grown, too, so we are starting over with great-grands. :) I'm so glad I'm not too old, yet, to cuddle him.

Thanks Cuz, I will do that later!! Hope all is well with you, dear friend!

Binkydo

Adorable baby, Cuz................Hey, Cuz, you should post a new puzzle so we can get off of this really long thread. LOL How about a puzzle of your baby?

mackabroin

that is the cutest little face peeking out of the blanket dottie.......mine are grown now....but I sure do remember cuddling with them at this age...babies are just the "best"...lol

jals

Oh yes they will! I think we get to watch our little guy this next weekend. I can't wait to spend time with him again. They're so precious!!
Enjoy him Dottie and get some pictures to hold you over until the next visit! How's your husband doing?

pasta

Dottie, he is adorable. Enjoy your visit on Wednesday.☼♥☼

DixieGal

Thank you, Judy. I will get to hold him on Wednesday. My two daughters and I are traveling to his house. They will have to drag me away from him.

jals

Dottie,
I love your new profile pic! Such a cutie!!

DixieGal

I agree, Judy!!

jals

John,
You really should be writing for a sitcom. " but if you follow me I will show you the way to twisted... down the hall, third door on the left..."
That is some seriously funny stuff.

djp

We are all a little warped here, but we try to use discretion . . . .

Still have a problem with st st stut stutt stuttering on this fool keyboaadr.

rswestley

No... Heavens no. Dottie, you are just a bit warped... but if you follow me I will show you the way to twisted... down the hall, third door on the left...

DixieGal

Oh dear! John, does that mean I have a twisted sense of humor...too? :)

rswestley

Congratulations Dottie.... you may be the only person that understood my last comment :-)

DixieGal

LOL!!!

rswestley

Thanks for the info Dave! I always thought that physicians, nurses and pharmacists were the only ones permitted to give shots. If your Rabbi is authorized to give shots, I wonder if the High Priestess of my religious cult can give shots.... or if I should continue using her frog wart lotion....

CJ45

LOL, Dave.

djp

No license Robin, but he does have his rabbis shots !!! (well, this IS Mexico)

Just far enough that I can walk, but too far for a lazy guy Clive!!! (It is Buddy's favorite place, lots of people willing to share their food with him)

mackabroin

what a hoot john.......that one got me laughing....I think the "tails" is what did it
does he have a license dave??.....lol

CJ45

How far is the pub Dave?

djp

Buddy drives pretty good, but he only knows how to get to the pub and back . . . .

CJ45

Thee Hee, John.

rswestley

Joe, Clive... you both have made me feel as if I have been negligent in raising my kids. I have several kids about 10 years old and I have never given them driving lessons. Was teaching the kids to drive at an early age in the Dr. Spock parenting books? I just don't think my kids are ready. I doubt if their little legs will reach the pedals and they do not read traffic signs. All they want to do is bark and go in circles chasing their tails. I'm thinkin' they may need a year or two to mature :-(

dblay

Hi, Dottie. I am seeing your new Avatar and I'm guessing this is your new great grandson. What a cutie pie he is and I know he must be the joy of your life right now. I know he will make the new year a happy one and a fun one, just having him around. I would love to read some of the comments made below but there are soooooooo many. (ha) Wow!! 268 right now and that is amazing. Good to talk to you again and I will be back soon. Hope you have a good day, my friend.

klocowolf

Joe what a wise man your dad was.

rswestley

I guess that makes it Dave 45, John 29. Dave is pulling away and I have no answer for Dave's offensive machine. Did I happen to mention that I am slowly becoming invisible? Like.... ALL of me is becoming invisible?

Great comment Dave... I have no answer... I am humbled :-)

jals

LOL Dave.

djp

Is that what you call it John, "a dangling participle"???

Really ???

Guess things change as you get older . . . .

jals

ha ha, Viva la Nutty.

rswestley

Sorry Robin. I thought I answered your question last night, but looking around I don't see it. I wouldn't be the first time I fell asleep mid-sentence.... and I hate it when I leave a dangling participle. To answer your question, I am an all-American boy. My Dad was in the Air Force and when I was 17 and 18 years old, my Dad was stationed in Goose Bay, Labrador... the land of snow, northern lights, Gordon Lightfoot and lots of alcohol. I've always said those were the best 2 years of my life. I was young, good looking and I didn't start disappearing until many years later. Goose Bay is now a distant memory.... but one of my best memories. But now it sounds as if your prime minister, Justin Pierre James Trudeau is trying to turn Canada into a California... I had a pure bred poodle once that had 4 names... I wonder if they are related?? Viva la Nutty!!!

mackabroin

are you a canuck john..... or just here for work or something??......were you east or west??

jals

lol Joe.

wjl1015

Yes he did!! He'd hand me the keys and magically his car would start!!

jals

Joe,
Your dad had one of the first remote starts. ;-)

Thanks Dottie. :-)

wjl1015

I was 8 or 9 when my dad let me go out and start his car on cold days, and clear off the snow!! Thanks Clive for bringing that memory back to the surface!!

DixieGal

I thought that too, Judy, as I was reading Clive's comments. What great memories for those boys.

jals

Interesting Clive. I'm sure your sons and grandsons treasure those memories.

CJ45

Judy, My Father used to have a Paraffin heater alight under his car in the winter months of the 1950's when I was a boy to keep the oil fluid so his car could start everything time he wanted to use it and it was always garaged. loved to drive his car even when I was a ten year old as his garage was up the road from where we lived and I always washed for him and kept it clean for him so he never knew I used to drive it about it in the garages where he kept it. He was twice as big as me and I had to pull the great big seat as far as possible to the front to drive, but what a pleasure.
I made sure both my sons could drive cars when they were both 11 years old on my friends land and Then with my Grandson when he wanted to drive but I will be too old for youngest Grandson as he is only 8 years old at present so a bit of a Bummer for me but never mind so many memories

jals

Interesting John. My dad had a car he used to plug in every night during the cold. I think it was a Rambler.
Clive,
He actually was an eccentric man, whether you agreed with his sidewalk heat or not. There was much more to him, and most people here agreed, he was a little eccentric.

CJ45

Hi John, another sensible nation. I have seen pictures of fire hydrants in America above the ground only to be frozen in the winter months LOL!!! All of ours are underground. Must say we do have power cuts where the electric cables cannot be buried underground due to rocks or mountains.

rswestley

I remember when we lived in Canada, most cars had electric heaters for the oil and water so the water wouldn't freeze and the oil wouldn't get as hard as my wife's fruitcake. In the winter time our car was always plugged in and when you went to a store, each parking spot had an electrical outlet to plug in your car. I had forgotten about that Judy... thanks for rearranging my memory cells

CJ45

Judy, the man you speak of is certainly not eccentric (unless he is English of course LOL!!) a most sensible man. We trace heat lots of equipment in our country to keep everything working some roads and outside plumbing.

jals

Glad you got your power back, Donna!
With my back, I can't shovel and Hubby gets upset if I try it. I still sometimes do a small bit. There is a man in our town who put in heated sidewalks so he wouldn't have to shovel. lol I need to remember to go past the house and see if they're still working the next time we get a snow as that was several years ago he did this. He was a little eccentric.

hcamp

Donna (O and A), I am glad your power was restored. We missed the snow in Greensboro by 30 miles or so. Asheboro to our south had snow as did Pinehurst. You are two hours to the south of Raleigh I believe and you must be on the coast. Where do you live? We go to Atlantic Beach quite a bit. Haney :-)

oldandancient

Me, too. Thanks, Joe.

wjl1015

Glad you got power back Donna!! Stay warm!! :))

oldandancient

Our power went out this evening about 10:00. I was in the bathroom. Go figure. Hubby came looking for me with a flashlight. Then we searched for our daughter. She had hopped in bed under her quilt. Smart girl. So we did, too, after hubby called the electric company. It was warm under the blankets but my nose was really cold. About 12:30am, the lights came back on. We were avoiding having to dig out the generator and start it. Our garage is packed. This is the first time the power went out since we have been in this house. At our old house, the power was always going out for a couple hours at a time. Reasons were snake got in the substation. Or a tree fell down on the lines or there was a car that hit a pole. Our substation here is about a mile down the road, so we hoped it would come back on soon. There is a lot of ice on the roads, so who knows what happened. We got 3-4 inches of snow on top of a bunch of sleet last night. Our neighbor, the snow bunnies from New Hampshire were out shoveling, but did not get very far. I think they realized there was ice under the snow and gave up. Usually I will shovel, but I've been so cold and hubby asked me if I was going out anytime soon. I said "no," so he said why shovel.

jals

Donna,
I'm glad you have the generator! One thing I insisted on was an alternate source of power when we moved to this house. We have never needed it. Thank God! Our power lines are buried, which helps a great deal. Out in western Nebraska they have gone 2 weeks without power when the wind and ice have taken down the lines. Usually just the snow alone doesn't bother. We've had a long cold spell going right now but at least we've been having temperatures above 0 this week. It's been a few years since it's been this cold. It doesn't bother me. Most of the time I really don't even wear an extra layer. This past week I have put a cardigan on. My poor hubby on the other hand is uncomfortable all winter. And then we reverse roles in the summer. I'm miserable all summer long, I can never get cool enough. lol We couldn't have been more opposite if we'd tried.

oldandancient

Bev, we just have a portable generator. Haven't had to use it more than a few hours at a time. Since we got it, the power has only been off for short while. Wish we had a built in generator. My hubby is a licensed electrician and put one into a guy's house down here at the coast. He said it was a huge thing that had power to the guy's huge house and his son's house that was next door. We aren't planning on building a house anytime soon. The thought of building one is daunting. We would be over at the site daily making sure things ran smoothly. And that is too stressful, if you ask me. But who knows. We just moved here and are renting til the summer. Our first house was a brand new house and it came with it's own set of problems. It's now snowing. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...and then melt.

@oldandancient
Donna, color me Dah! I've always thought the Carolinas never got snow......well, now I know.
Take care kiddo. There have been times I wished I could afford a built into your house generator. My brother had that done when he built his house.
I have a portable generator sitting in the garage. I could never move the bloody thing. When it gets really bad ..my son comes and hooks it up. Thankfully were in the clear for who knows how long.

oldandancient

Bev, don't believe everything you hear. It's sleeting right now. Supposed to get snow, but hasn't arrived yet. Just hope the power stays on. And yes, we get snow here in NC. One year we got 18 inches and everything was closed for days. The snow plow did not come down our road for 3 days. That was at our old house 2 hours north of here near Raleigh. We are at the coast now and yes, it has snowed here before. We did get an inch of snow last year. Usually when it snows, it's gone in a day or two or a week at least. When we lived near Raleigh, we got a lot of ice. Once without power for 5 days. After that happened we got a generator. We've been without power before after hurricanes for 5 days. We are indoors and not leaving anytime soon.

pasta

You said it. ;0))

@pasta
Oh, man ......BUMMER!!!!!!

pasta

Hey, Bev. It is snowing in SC. right now, and we have had snow before. Brrrr and yuck.☺♥☺

@oldandancient
Did you get snow today?
News at about 4pm said snow in the Carolinas and it never happened before ever.

oldandancient

Bev, we almost moved to northern Indiana. We thought about moving back by family. IL and MI have too high of taxes, so that is why we thought of IN. But my daughter got a job down by the coast, a couple hours where we used to live, so we moved here 5 minutes from the beach. So glad we did not move up there. Having a cold spell here for about 2 weeks now. Went from 70 degrees to 20's. So it is hard to get acclimated to this chill. My siblings in the Midwest are all complaining about the cold. I've been trying to get the to move here for the past 32 years. My brother in MI finally said he was tired of taking coats, boots, scarves, hats, etc off every time he went in and out. He likes it here but his wife does not want to leave the kids and especially the grandkids. I told him they would follow him here. They already vacation with them when they come to the beach.

Binky, I was going to say what Judy said. Sometimes you are so overwhelmed with grief or troubled about something that you don't know what to pray. The Holy Spirit will pray for you. That's what a Good God we have.

I am in Highland, Indiana about 50miles out of Chi. town.
The winter of 2016 was mild and the end of 2017 and now it is bitter cold.
We have had some doozey winters here, but we get thru it.
Truly hope and pray your husband's therapy will be good for him to get the ole get up and go.
One day at a time. Take care and keep warm.

DixieGal

Thanks, Bev. I have gained a few pounds that are stubborn and won't leave!! I used to walk a mile every day with my little dog but I have to wait until spring to start doing that again. Is it colder than usual where you live? I live in the deep south and this cold weather is no fun!! Okay, I'll stop gripping now1 :) Sending Big hugs to you, Bev!

Dottie
That was just 7 years ago, I'm thinking you look pretty much the same as the picture.

jals

:-)))
☺♥☻

DixieGal

Amen, ladies!! Thanks for the great sermons. : ) Yes, He knows and He cares!! And He can get the job done when it sometimes looks hopeless. He has proven Himself and His Word true to me many times! I agree, He is a GOOD, Loving and Compassionate father!

Judy, the picture you see here was made in 2010, so I've aged since then. Haha! I couldn't find a
recent one that I liked.

jals

And isn't it so neat that when you don't have the words and your heart is burdened to the point of tears, that the Holy Spirit takes over and changes those groanings to words? We don't even have to speak the words when we can't.

Binkydo

Wow. Such encouragement while doing puzzles. :) The burden of this morning was actually for another person. I am, personally, doing fine; but a couple of people on my prayer list have immense struggles, physical and spiritual. I was just overwhelmed for one of them this morning. One of those times when you don't know the right words to pray, but you KNOW God understands the language of tears and the language of your heart. HE IS A GOOD, GOOD FATHER!!

oldandancient

Binky, like Judy says, "He's a Good Good Father." Cling to Him. We may never know why we have to go through adversity, but if you let Him help you through it, you will be closer to Him as well. I, too, thought you were real life cousins with Dottie. And yes, I do believe God brought me to jigidi for a reason. I found out one of the reasons and my soul sisters were with me through it all. God used them to help me in my times of trouble. I have found more soul sisters since then. You stay with us and you will never be alone. Praying for you binky. And sending you big old hugs. Donna

jals

Dottie,
Looking at your picture, you don't appear old at all. I feel old somedays. I know people in their 80's that have more energy than me. :-)
I have an android, or I'd help you with your iphone. My sister has one of those and she is very different from me. She would always have her kids do what she wanted done on it. Such as posting pictures on facebook etc. I think she might have learned to do it by herself by now. I'm much more curious and will mess around with it until I can figure it out, or I'll google a how to video on youtube.
If you find the app. we could connect on there. It's kind of fun to encourage each other on there. I have my sister and a good friend that we hold each other up through that.
https://www.youversion.com/

Binkydo

YES! I love YouVersion. Right now I'm doing two group studies: one with my sister and two childhood friends, and another with a woman in Israel. I think there are lots of people in the 2nd, from all over.

DixieGal

Hi Sis! :) So true that we all need encouragement in this old world. Thank you for praying for Gene. He is a wonderful husband and father and this thing has really knocked him for a loop! But I know God is able.
I don't have the YouVersion Bible, but I'll look for it. I'm not too 'swift' with my I phone, but I'm learning, slowly! Well, let's face it...I'm old and I learn much slower these days.

jals

Okay gals, that's funny, because I truly believed you were cousins and I thought how neat to be able to share Jigidi with your family.
So you are Sisters in Christ. I am a sister also. :-)
I'm so happy to have met you both. We do all need all the encouragement we can get in this world, today, so I'm happy to share and hopefully have a positive impact on someone, and I love getting some back, so thank you very much, Dottie!
I will also be praying for you and your husband, Gene.
That is something I want to improve on this year, my prayer life.
Do either of you gals, use the YouVersion Bible app on your phone or computer?

Binkydo

LOL. I was just about to answer the "cousin comment", Dottie.

Like Dottie said, we found so many mutual connections that we figured we have to be cousins somewhere down the line. We've never actually met in person. However, I do believe with all my heart that God brought us together. Looks like He's making more connections through Jigidi. You just never know what He will use!

jals

Binky,
He is a good, good, Father. Sometimes, when life gets overwhelming, it is the only thing I can cling to. And sometimes I don't understand why things work out the way they do, but I have to trust He's got everything in control.

DixieGal

Cuz, you are in my prayers. Hang in there. It's true...God is present and He cares for you!! I love you, Cuz!

DixieGal

Judy, thank you so much. I send the same back to you. You are an encourager and a good friend to everyone on Jigidi. I hope this new year will be the best ever for you!! ❤️HUGS❤️

P.S. Cuz and I aren't cousins, but we discovered we have lived in the same cities in our past, but never met until Jigidi. We have said, we could be cousins and not know it! Haha!

DixieGal

Dear Sweet Mary, thank you! Please don't ever apologize for letting it all out with friends. And don't boo hiss my friend!! :) I will surely be praying for you. My hubby is slowly on the mend. He started physical therapy yesterday and we are praying it will help give him the strength he needs. God bless you, my friend, and I'll pray you sell your house and find a place that fits you to a tee!! Sending big hugs your way!!

Binkydo

Thank you, jals. I've had a heavy prayer-burden this morning and I needed that encouragement. God is SO good and so present in trouble.

jals

Dottie and Binky,
Your faith and outlook on life is inspiring. Thanks for sharing your world with us.
Judy

jals

Mary,
Sending you (((hugs))).
I hope today is a good day for you! I agree about Dottie and her cousin, Binky. Beautiful ladies inside and out.

Nicepeach2

Dottie, I am about to give you a big head. Your picture shows how beautiful you are outside and your writing does the same for the inside. When I read what you say to each other on here it lifts my spirits. I hope your husband is doing much better by now. My husband use to fall a lot and then he got a pacemaker put in and it improved his life and mine also tremendously. Please pray for me as I live alone and have so many health problems that keep me from planning to do very much. I missed Thanksgiving and it was the first time I ever missed making my speciaities. I need to move from this big house that I have been in since 1972. I just cannot take care of it anymore. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and one acre. Sounds like I am trying to sell it on here. But in reality I would rather be the last place I move. I did not mean to sound a pity party on a puzzle that told me we all have something to be thankful for. It just came out. So sorry. Boo hiss me. Blessings, Mary

Binkydo

Love you, Cuz!

DixieGal

Hey Cuz!! I love hearing about sweet Isaac! He is such a little doll. Praying for you and your family as the anniversary of precious Ruby's death arrives. Yes, God is good all the time!! He will see you through the sad times...as you already know. Love you, dear friend!!
WAR EAGLE!!

DixieGal

Thank you so much, Haney! You got it right! :)
OUR TV stopped working last night!...not sure what's wrong. The cable company can't come fix it until tomorrow. So we will be listening to the game on the radio... like in the olden days! Haha!
WAR EAGLE!!

Binkydo

Hi, Dottie, Haney and all. WAR EAGLE! and HAPPY NEW YEAR. It's been a while since we "talked", although I've been on jigidi doing Haney's puzzles. He keeps me hopping. :)
Dottie, sorry to hear about your husband, but I'm happy to hear about the baby. Our holidays were much better than last year when we all got the flu and missed everything. Our little Isaac is 8 months old now and keeping us all in stitches, although we still miss little Ruby terribly. She would have been two in February. The first anniversary of her death is coming up and I am already dreading it. BUT GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!!

Have a great 2018.

hcamp

Dottie, i am sorry to hear about Gene (right ? this time). I wish him a speedy and complee recovery. Happy New Year and War Eagle! Haney :-)

DixieGal

Thank you so much, Donna! My husband is slowly getting there. He will be going to physical therapy sessions next week. We are hoping this will be a big step toward getting well. This illness sometimes takes patients a year or two to completely recover. Thank you for your prayers, Donna! God bless you, dear friend! Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy New Year!!

dblay

Hi, Dottie and CONGRATULATIONS on the great-grandson. What a great and wonderful Christmas you must have had. I know you will enjoy holding him just as soon as you can. I love his name. I hope your husband gets better soon too. I know it would be nice to go visit that baby but maybe soon, he can come visit you -- with Mom and Dad, of course. :-)) I will add your husband to my prayer list and I hope the coming year will be better. Take care and good wishes are sent your way, my friend. I wish you and your husband a better, healthier and happier NEW YEAR, with no more health problems. See you later. :-)

DixieGal

Thank you, Haney! I agree! He is the cutest little thing and in his pictures he looks to be a few months old!! I can't wait to hold him. Granddaughter is doing well and is supposed to go home from hospital today.

Mary, I forgot to say, they live in Atlanta. I hope I can go there soon, but hubby isn't doing well. He told me to go ahead but I wouldn't feel good leaving him. He has fallen twice and I had to get someone to come help get him back on his feet. He has Temporal Arteritis (I had to google it to know what it is) pretty bad. The meds he has to take are doing a number on him. But as he says, it's better than going blind.

hcamp

Mary and Dottie, War Eagle! Dottie, congratulations on your first grand! Hopefully, a Tiger in the making. Haney :-)

DixieGal

Thank you, Mary! Yes, they had his name picked out...it's Nash Michael. Don't know where they got the Nash but Michael is for a dear friend of theirs who died in a motorcycle crash not long ago.

Nicepeach2

Well Dottie, what a magnificent gift you did receive. Congratulations Di they have a name already picked out? And also,d they live close to you . God bless you and the whole family. What a wonderful celebration time. ,mary

DixieGal

Hi Mary! So great to 'see' you again, too! We had a wonderful Christmas. Our granddaughter gave our family a precious and wonderful gift this year. Our first great-grandchild was born yesterday...what a precious Christmas gift he is!!
I agree with you about Auburn! They are coming on strong! WAR EAGLE!!

Nicepeach2

So great to,see you again, Dottie. I hope you and your family had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.just had to add a comment on the puzzle. You are so right, there are so,many things we should be thankful,for. One is that Auburn really has improved so much and what a joy to watch. So I say back to you WAR EAGLE. Mary

DixieGal

Hi Donna! I wish you and your family a very Blessed and Merry Christmas! Have fun and don't eat too much. :) I don't like the cold so I have enjoyed the last few days but the rain will bring more cold back our way. So glad it's not going to snow! Can you tell I'm getting old? Haha!
Have a happy and prosperous New Year too, dear Donna! See you next year!!

dblay

Hi, Dottie. I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS. I hope it is a day of happiness and fun and not too much worry with all the cooking. (ha) I'm sure your daughters will be there to help again for Christmas so as not to leave so much for you to do. :-)) Wishing you the best, my friend, and a great year ahead. Christmas hugs until next time. Looks like it may be cold, but no snow. :-((

jals

60 miles is perfect Dave! Enjoy!!

djp

Fabiola -- memories are a wonderful thing!!! I haven't seen her for quite some time, her husband (a GIANT US Marine) took her back to the U.S. I think -- she was having too much fun here!!! Hope she comes back to visit soon . . . .

djp

"Close" in two ways Judy -- they go everywhere together (but have separate bedrooms -- the only way Dad could get any sleep, I guess . . . . ) and they are only about 60 miles north of me!!

Sin excusas necesarias Bev!!!

@Hismorts
No sleet, I A L O L can't stop....you crack me up.

Hismorts

Bev, uh... "perdóname"? Really? Now that's too funny!! Really!! ~

Yes, Judy
When I looked up his profile Rosarita sounded familiar to me that's why I went searching and found his photo with friends. Isn't this fascinating? You can find out info. in just a few seconds.

jals

Bev, Dave's in Mexico, so si in this case is Spanish.

Dave,
Cute as a button they are! Are they close? I know some kids like that. So darned cute, but oh my are they destructive. lol

CJ45

Hi . Dave how exciting for you hope they are keeping you young LOL !!!
Clive.

@djp
Now I remember I searched back and found you on a puzzle topped with Fabiola so sorry.
Memory is not what it used to be.....

@djp
Si could be Italian or Spanish
Dave, perdóname. Lovely grandchildren!!!

djp

Si Beverley !!!

Clive, they are my youngest grand children, Daylyn (6 years) and Charlotte (4 years) -- and cute as can be but terrors around the house!!!

wjl1015

Yes, that's Dave. :))

Is djp a Dave?

jals

That is nice, Clive. Really. I'm glad you two are so happy together. :-)

CJ45

Why not judy she is the love of my life I have never cheated on her, she was my teen love and I have always loved her and always will. I know she is not in the best of health at the moment but I will now say I have almost lost her 3 times in my life but that is history to me know. Science has kept her alive for me and I am grateful for their efforts. I will tell you in a private puzzle if you are interested about my love.

CJ45

Oh Dave, she always has done but I do not tell her LOL!!! but keep enjoying her without letting on if you understand my meaning.
New avatar are they your grandchildren or your nieces ?

djp

As long as she keeps your heart pumping Clive!!!

CJ45

Dixie and judy , I do not need sand as I am male, Thee hee, and we live 4 hours away for the nearest seaside by road so only see a beach and sand when on holiday, then my dear Kays just enjoys the sun and reads books but does not walk the sands she is SO boring, but has really nice legs and bum so now need to walk the sands. Phorrorrawre, forgetting myself sorry.
But she is still exciting to me LOL!!!

jals

ha ha Maybe they'd be dragging in the sand Dottie. LOL

DixieGal

I'm not too far from the sand, but ditto for my butt, too, Judy! LOL!!

jals

Ha Dottie. I think my butt has given up the fight. lol And I'm a long way from sand. :-)

DixieGal

I agree with you, Judy!! Walking in the sand is good exercise for your legs and butt! I need to walk in it more often!! LOL!!

jals

Well, now you live so close to the sand, you will do great! :-)
Even with your shoes on, sand is hard to walk in. I do good just to walk on flat ground and not trip. lol

oldandancient

Just where I need the exercise, Judy.

jals

Yes, good for your legs and butt! :-)

oldandancient

Sand IS good exercise. I use to walk barefoot in the sand and my calves use to ache later. But with bunions, I wear shoes to walk, unless I'm strolling in the edge of the water on a hot day/

jals

No Dave, they would not work in sand. LOL Maybe snowshoes?
Sand is one of the hardest things to walk in but is supposed to be really good exercise.

oldandancient

I don't drink, djp.

djp

Donna, it depends on how many drinks you have had!!!

oldandancient

Stay safe with those gripper shoe, Judy. DJP, I would think that sand has enough friction to keep from slipping.

djp

Those sound great Judy -- do you think they will keep me from slipping in the sand???

jals

Donna,
I have gripper things to put on my shoes in the winter. They slip right over the bottom of your shoe and keep you from slipping on the ice. The ones I have, have little spikes in them, kind of like football cleats but smaller. They work really good. My sister sent my mom some that are just a metal coil and they don't work. That's how she fell and got hurt so bad. She slipped on the ice, black ice she couldn't see, and those stupid trax things my sister got her didn't help.

oldandancient

And that, Joe, is why we are still living here in the south and have not moved back up north. We weighed the pros and cons of moving back by family. The cons were the ice and seeing one of us falling and breaking a hip or something. So glad you made it home ok. When we lived in Dayton, we used to go back to my family for Christmas in Chicago. One year it was snowing and by the time we got past Indianapolis and going north, the roads were closed due to ice and snow. We ended up going back home, stopped and picked up a ham. By the time we got home, it was a good thing. Our pipe broke in the bathroom and the water was flowing like crazy and thank God, it was into the bathtub. But our heat went out due to the really cold weather. We had this old farmhouse that any time the temps got down to near 0 or below, the temp in the house wouldn't get up above 50 degrees.

wjl1015

We got some snow and ice last night, while we were on our way home from my mom's!! Had to turn around twice due to ice and an accident. Thankfully we made it home safely in rather treacherous driving conditions!! Thank you Rob (our tenant) for sweeping and salting the deck for us!!!!

DixieGal

Hi Donna! It's always so good to hear from you. Yes, we got snow, just about the same amount as you it seems, but ours came during the night. It was so pretty to look out and see the white cover on the yard and roof tops this morning, but it didn't last long and, like you said, now it's COLD!!! And windy!! I've been inside most of the day...except for taking out little dog out. Thankfully he takes care of business and and doesn't stay out long!! Thank you for your good wishes and I send the same to you, dear Donna! Take care and stay warm!!

dblay

Hi, Dottie. I see that the great-grandson will be here soon (18th) if he isn't already but if he had come, I believe you would be on here letting us all know. :-)) And yes, you are too young for a great-grandbaby. Do you realize that you have 164 conversations on here? Wow!! I was trying to find your last note that I mentioned in my Thanksgiving comment to you so that I could answer it, like I said I would, but I looked and looked and read and read until I think I finally found it. (ha) So much fun in most of the comments and that is a part of having friends on Jigidi -- the laughs. :-)) Did you get SNOW yesterday? I heard the forecaster say it was snowing in Montgomery. We got enough to cover the rooftops and some on the grass but nothing else and it melted quickly. It was very pretty while falling and the little time it was on the roofs and grass. The sun is shining today and it is cold but then it is winter time. (ha) Hope you have a beautiful day, my friend, and I send my love and good wishes to you for a great weekend. See you soon.

mackabroin

lol jean.......I'm with you.....,I would be very glad to see it end....

DixieGal

A poem! How cute is that! I'll look as soon as I get back from the grocery store! It seems I'm always having to 'run to the store' for something! So good to hear from you, Cuz!

Binkydo

Oh, he's a doll, for sure! However, he got sick and made us come home a day early. He wasn't super sick. Just enough to be miserable and make the rest of us lose sleep. Other than that, we had a great time. My 8 yo granddaughter wanted to write a poem with me. You can see it on my FB page. It's pretty good for that age, I think. :)

DixieGal

Thank you, Cuz! We had a great day. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, too! How is that sweet baby boy?? He is such a doll!

Binkydo

Hi, Cuz. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

l used to be a reader- l don't know what happened but l just can't do it anymore- l cannot find a comfortable position for my body- l can't concentrate- l just lose interest- l am not even watching films that much- poor time management- But l am consumed by The Donald Trump Jr. Show- Fascinated- cannot wait to see how it ends! When will it ever end? If it were fiction no one would ever believe it.

manicpuzzler

Before we go on holiday, hubby and I visit a local charity shop, they always have loads of books. We choose 10 between us to take on holiday. We leave them behind in the hotel 'library' once read. We usually come home with a couple of new ones selected from that library.

oldandancient

Judy, I'd probably drop the Nook in the sand and mess it all up. I have problems reading off of the computer screen. Being on jigidi too long makes my eyes hurt. Give me that paper book and that's good enough for me. Then if I finish it, I can leave it at the beach house for others to read.

jals

I used to bring 4-5. I'm thankful for my Nook so I don't have to pack a bunch of books anymore. :-)

oldandancient

That's the good part of a vacation. Not having tv. I think my son was the only one who watched tv when we vacationed at the beach. I was always doing a jigsaw puzzle on the table when I wasn't out on the beach or reading on the deck. I'd always bring at least 10 books and was lucky to get one read. My daughter always had a suitcase full of books.

jals

Funny stuff, Jean, Ken, and Donna.
We stayed in a cabin once in Minnesota for the guys to fish, that was not up to my standards. If I would have had some cleaning supplies, I would have cleaned the whole darned thing. ugh!
The really funny part was there was no t.v. My husband and sons thought they were going to die. I was fine without it. I had brought books. ha ha

manicpuzzler

LOL Ken :))

funny! klocowolf-

klocowolf

I was told this by my dad. When I was little about 4 or 5 we had some pet ducks. Well surprise one laid an egg. So convinced my dad could solve all my wishes, except the bad ones, I said make him do it again. Make him that duck lay an egg.
I never got another egg nor a proper reaction from my dad. He just sat there and giggled. The nerve! The duck was so shocked he never did lay another.

CJ45

loved it Jean.

manicpuzzler

I'd be on the beach too!

okay, ready for this: l spent a summer on an egg farm around 1950- The woman was a European war refugee. She was expecting company that was to visit for a few days. She worried and fretted-
where was she going to find enough WORK for them to do to keep them occupied...

wjl1015

I with you there Donna!! I'd be on the beach or in the water!! NOT cleaning the kitchen cabinets!!

oldandancient

reminds me of when we stayed a week at a beach house. They usually have a guest book that you can comment in. Well, one comment was by a group of women who had a women's get together for a week. They said they got so bored, they cleaned out all the kitchen cupboards. Can you imagine? Getting bored at the beach and cleaning out the cupboards??? No way. Usually those cupboards are packed with wine glasses, all sorts of big pots for boiling lobsters, and big dishes and bowls and 2 drawers packed full of silverware. It was so funny when I read that. Me at the beach is me ON the beach and not cleaning the kitchen cabinets.

jals

Feel better Jean! Being sick is no fun. Tell Hubby I said to pamper you!

Hismorts

Jean, sorry to hear that! Hopefully it's just a touch of something minor and you'll blow through it so you can get back to trying to find anything in your kitchen!

wjl1015

Hope you feel better real soon Jean!! Take it easy. :))

pasta

Making soup tomorrow. Will send you some. Feel better soon.☺♥☺

wjl1015 and you'all- so welcome as my family- l'm just starting a cold/fever- thank God it was not yesterday with the dinner party. So if you would be so kind, a bowl of chicken- oh no what am l saying- a bowl of TURKEY- broth with some crackers, please. And a cigar to chomp on so l won't scream at Hubby who is ignoring me.... as to my friends who cleaned the kitchen yesterday: cannot find anything today! Good to have all of you here with me. THANK YOU.

DixieGal

Clive, you're welcome! I didn't know how complicated it was either. I would love to see the movie again.

CJ45

Hi Dixie I did not realise how complicated that tune was to play and I seen the film many times over the years thank you for the fun also.

DixieGal

Sorry to interrupt your conversation, but I found this as I was cleaning out some files. I forgot I had it. I think y'all will enjoy it as much as I do.
It's The Good The Bad and the Ugly theme. I hope this works for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s

wjl1015

I remember her (Edie) use to always work her "chicken" puzzles :))

CJ45

Her name was Edie, Sir Joe and she used to breed chickens and was a complete laugh.
Now sadly missed by me and many others.

wjl1015

I thought that was florrie (?) that had the cigar.....

CJ45

Judy, 2dogs7cats also used to have a big cigar in her mouth as well. Displays a rooster now but again sadly not posting on jigidi at the moment.

jals

Jyl,
Once it's done, there's not much you can do about it. I will just have to accept this is the way it is as I have tried and he has tried and we can't get the stuck on foil off or some of the gritty stuff that has attached itself. Oh well. Life's too short to worry about a little stuff on the oven. Our manual said we could use an SOS pad on it.

jals

I had 2 sisters and we were always in charge of the dishes at home. Neither of our brothers ever had to do them.

Donna,
I don't smoke them. I only chomp them. Keeps my mouth busy so I don't say stupid stuff or eat constantly. :-)

wjl1015

Well Jean, now you have a family and friends here on Jigidi!! :))

love all your comments- l am an only child- l wish l had had sisters- anybody- my father washed dishes, l dried- they never entertained- but l always did it all. alone. lonely. It's just l was never 82 before... that changes things a bit

jyl

Have to share this: a woman I worked with a few years ago was over the moon with gratefulness to her husband (he's a good cook and an otherwise great-sounding husband) when he bought a new kitchen range for the family. The real "bonus" was a self-cleaning oven, which pleased her enormously. (I believe they had an arrangement where whoever cooked, the spouse washed the dishes.) After a few months she came to our morning meeting and we could tell from the outset that she wasn't sure whether to cry or laugh: her wonderful husband had decided that the oven needed to be cleaned. The ♂ tendency was his downfall: He took to the oven (while she was at work) with steel wool and a lot of elbow grease. By the time she got home from work he had scrubbed all the "self-cleaning" coating off the oven surface. She made all the phone calls and determined that there was no way to restore the coating and that for the life of the stove there would be no way to easily clean the oven.
Last I heard there had been no divorce or other over-the-top reaction to his error.

oldandancient

Jean, I always help with the cleanup. I always felt like there was never room enough in the kitchen to help with cooking and would if they needed me, but my daughter and I always did the dishes. I grew up with so many sisters, that washing dishes was my thing. One would dry, one would put away, one would put the food away in containers for the fridge. It was one big assembly line. My MIL never wanted anyone in the kitchen so we always did the cleaning up. So Judy, move on over, my sister friend. You are in for some help. I don't know about the cigar, though. LOL

jals

Jean,
Thank you. The worst part of cleaning the oven is it's not the right height. I have to get on my knees and try to work around the door as this one doesn't come off. If I ever get a new one (this one's only a couple years old), I won't let hubby do jerky in there anymore.
And when I looked at the clock, I only had time to eat some lunch and get ready for my tutoring. Oven cleaning has been put on hold for an hour or so.

jals

You are welcome Dottie!
Babies are so precious and so much fun to hold. Our little guy is now 7 months old. His dad and he do a "strong man" routine. They both flex their muscles and grunt. The baby will tense his whole body up, grunt and then smile. Such a ham already!

Dear Dixie- you are such a lovely lady. Where do you live? Can l come to admire your tree? Maybe you'll post it.

DixieGal

Hello beautiful Jigidi friends! It's so good to be back with y'all! I have read all of your posts...and some twice. Thank you all for your congrats on my soon-to-be GREAT grandson! My love and thanks to each one of you...
Judy, Clive, jeanblum, Cyndi, Robin, Pam, Bob, Bev, Joe, Donna, Bonnie, klocowolf, and John! Big hugs for you all!!
I will be back soon...gotta trim the tree. Hubby is like a kid and wants it trimmed NOW!! He's been sick so I will have to pamper him. Love you Jigidi friends!

you too- l would help with the oven- but Nebraska seems a bit of a haul from New jersey. Don't get too tired...

jals

LOL Jean. That sounds like something I would do, which I got from my mother. Sticking our foot in our mouths is a family tradition.
I am a woman. Yes. 56 and live in Nebraska. Have 3 grown son and have been married for 38 years.
And now I need to go clean my oven. ugh! It's self cleaning, but Hubby made jerky in there this past week and it's not seeming to clean up. :-(
Have a good day!

Jals- you are a woman* after my own heart! And l love your style!
l am not used to getting help from people- l give it when l can but it's to people who cannot give back in return... l am estranged from family, my good friends live far away... my neighbors keep to themselves... sob, sob...
*last time l referred to somebody as a woman, here on Jigidi- the person commented he? was not a woman! don't want to make that mistake again. l am not letting the cigar influence my impression.

jals

I would help with the clean up, Jean! :-))

l only wish l could have all of you over for dinner- what a good time we would have!

So we were 6 at dinner last night- It was delicious and good conversation was had by all except me- too busy then too exhausted. A friend? semi-guest? whom l had expected to share the burden with chickened out/no show complete with drama by text! (par for the course?) But my two women friends pitched in with cooking then cleaned up the kitchen, left it immaculate! that's the kind of friends to have- In good humor and unison, two women who had never met before. Am l blessed. My home had been a filthy mess that l transformed into an beautiful oasis of flowers and plants and comfortable seating- It worked.

Your stories about the generations remind me of a book that l enjoyed so much, "Water for Elephants", NOT the movie.

@rswestley - laughed at your left-over solution. Ditto- always with the promise to myself to do better; never seem to. The color-coded kids solution is hilarious.

@Hismorts- how do you Jigidi with wet hands full of whatever while stirring and chopping etc??? l keep the radio tuned to NPR- always something there of interest...

jals

Bob,
What was in your brine? How long do you soak it? I don't know if I'd have a pan big enough to soak it. My son and his gf did the brine thing for their Friendsgiving. Sounded like it turned out well.

mackabroin

I too "hear" you ken.....we recently had a family reunion......about 200 people there......some I haven't seen for about 40 years....and talk about grands and great grands and etc etc.......kept my head spinning......good think we all had "indepth" name tags...........lol

rswestley

I know the feeling Ken. I can't keep up with my relatives either. I have resorted to color coding the kids so I can tell who is who. Fortunately duct tape comes in many different colors and patterns. One piece of duct tape on each of their foreheads and no one gets forgotten at Christmas time. (I wanted to have all the kid's foreheads tattooed, but was told I have to wait until they are 2 years old)

klocowolf

Only thing I say about offspring, is my little sis is in a league of her own. I can never keep up but the last it heard was 5 great grand kids. At one point I thought is was great great grand kids. Who knows I don't. To much to keep straight. They're a very busy lot.

manicpuzzler

LOL :))

rswestley

Whenever the zombie apocalypse occurs, I wanna be with you guys. I usually throw all my turkey bones with the rest of the turkey debris in the freezer for 6-7 years and when it becomes unrecognizable due to frost bite I throw it away. My freezer is the wayward home for a lot of war torn meals that have came back from dinner plates badly damaged

Fishes

We make turkey stock with the bones. Then freeze some. And finally make turkey and noodle and vegetable soup.

manicpuzzler

I would make a stock and freeze it for soups, sauces or gravy.

CJ45

What do you all do with the turkey bones?

oldandancient

Congratulations, Dottie. I'm 67 and don't have grandkids. I most likely won't either.

Bob, we used to have between 20-30 people for Thanksgiving when I was growing up. Same for Christmas. My mom always fixed the turkey and would stay up all night before fixing the stuffing, etc. She would konk out on thanksgiving night in the recliner. It was always fun with so many. We had 3 of us and that was ok, too. Hubby helped with the cooking and daughter helped with the cleaning up. Had turkey broccoli casserole today and there's a little turkey left for sandwiches tomorrow and then it's gone. Of course we still have casserole left, so maybe it's for dinner tomorrow.

wjl1015

Yeah I'm ready to do the same!! Have to do some research for Liz first. :))

Hismorts

Hello Joe! I'm just getting ready to hit the shower and then the sack. I'm beat... but I've got a few minutes!!

wjl1015

Always seems to be someone here to talk to!! :))

Hismorts

That's very nice of the store. Last year I was picked by one of our local stores where we used to live as a favorite customer by the most employees and given a couple bottles of wine to say thanks. I can tell you this. It's a much smarter way to go than cooking for the masses and a lot easier on the cook, even if it is a little lonely but... you can always stop in here and we'll keep you company!! Me, I used to use a radio but this has become more entertaining!!

Actually l am cooking a turkey tomorrow! We spent Tday with friends, but our supermarket gave us an-almost free- bird to thank us for the $M we've given them since Easter. So we will have friends over but it will be a meal, not a feast.
l will be doing the preparing alone- lonely and boring- and l've reached the point where adequate is good enough.

Hismorts

Jean, Thanks!! It was worth the work, believe me. I must have heard 6 times at least that my brined turkey and the gravy were both the best they'd ever had. I know food always tastes better when somebody else cooks it so.... but it was awfully nice of them. Such a great group and even the kids ate it up. That saying something.

It was 3 turkeys and what ended up to be almost a gallon of gravy from the drippings. I am glad it's over, I am tired and I am very happy for Kathy that she had such a comfortable holiday. And for my daughter that helped with anything she could. Thank you sincerely for the compliment. It means a lot! ~ Bob.

@Hismorts - please post your address- l am coming over for Christmas dinner, a host like you deserves all the company he can get! Seriously, l'm in awe- all that work!

jals

Good for you Bob! Sounds like you fed the masses and they are happy. :-)

Oh,Bob-O....Enjoy that little one....they grow way to fast. Congratulations to you and Kathy.
What a great Christmas present!!

Hismorts

Well, I got through it. Just finished making breakfast for 14 and got the kitchen cleaned up. Again. I was up til 12:45 this morning cleaning up from dinner. Ended up with 27 people and I am amazed how much trash, paper, cans, etc. that many people can generate. 5 large trash bags full to the top. But everybody ate and ate and ate so I guess it was good enough. Glad it's over. But, now I'm planning Christmas dinner and who knows how many people will be here for that.

BTW. I was a great gramps at 60 years old. Kathy was 59. The difference was that I was a young 60!!! She was just your standard 59. Well, I am beat. Judy, Clive, and all our wonderful friends here, have a great day, enjoy the games, and I may be back after another shower and a nice, comfortable nap. ~

gogogo

Dottie, good luck to War Eagles against Bama in just a few hours!!!
I'll watch that after I finish watching my Gators lose to FSU...

mackabroin

wonderful news dottie......how cool is that......or at least I think so....my oldest grand is 12 and I am 73....lol.......so I think I am going to be out of luck....lol.....but I would love it....and you must be "over the moon"......robin

Congratulations Dottie! I am also a great grandmother. That just makes them that much grander....

Congratulations, Dottie- Don't let the age implication get you down= it's quite possible to be a grand-grand ma before age 60, which is the new 40.
The question is, does that make you a matriarch?

CJ45

Oh wow DixieGal that is really exciting. LOL!!!

jals

Congratulations Dottie!

DixieGal

Oh Bob!! You are one busy man!! I would have to "take to my bed", as my mother used to say!! LOL!! But you sound like someone who enjoys it all! And what you shared wasn't boring one bit!! We had only eight here this year...usually 13, but some are out of town and my granddaughter will very soon be having our first great-grandbaby!! She isn't supposed to travel for 30 days before the due date...which is Dec. 18th. I'M TOO YOUNG TO HAVE A GREAT-GRANDBABY!!! :( But I'm soooo excited! :)

sparklightie

I am a happy grandma too - we have our precious grandsons spending the weekend - 10 and ..almost 13 as he keeps reminding us how many days until he is a TEENAGER in 11 days♥☺♥ sounds like you all having a lot of fun and lots to eat -yeah i know the feeling lovely to have them and then happy for them to go on home ☺☺☺Hugs and blessings to all of you ♥♥

jals

Wow Bob! That's a lot of food and a lot of people! Hope you all got stuffed and enjoyed each other's company!
We got to spend some hours with our grandson so I am a happy grandma! We will be staying over night next weekend to watch him. I didn't know how much I could love until he came into my life. :-)

CJ45

Oh, Bob we do not have a harvest festival like your good selves as it is mainly in the month of August and we send children at school with presents for our older folk to enjoy.
But we all in the UK celebrate Guy Fawkes night the 5th of November and then our next holiday is Christmas and everything shuts down except our emergency services and our wounderfull cabbies (Taxis) which seem to be there for all of us at all times.
I know we are a bit of a mix in the UK due to our commonwealth but we all seem to get on together and all our children ask for Christmas presents whatever their faith is. Sadly not for the Jehovah's witness who do not celebrate Christmas so sad.
I enjoy Christmas although I am not a Christian but my wife is and we celebrate for her. LOL!!!

Hismorts

Dot, you said it right! All except "I'm glad that it's over". People are about to start pouring in here and last I heard it's going to be about 26 with 8 spending the weekend. One bird is almost done, one is about half done and the third (the stuffed one) still has about 3 hours. 8 pies are made. 6 jars of cranberry sauce. Starting on the stuffing. 12 pounds of potatoes and a half gallon of gravy (giblets are cooking).

I know this is boring so I will head back upstairs. Glad you had a great day!! Have another one today!

DixieGal

I LOVE the Thanksgiving holiday...I LOVE my family here having the time of our lives...I LOVE all the delicious dishes each one brought...and I LOVE THAT IT'S ALL OVER until Christmas!!! Whew! I would never say that to my family but y'all are good friends...so there!! Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! Love you all!! ❤️

You're so funny, John! :D

mackabroin

LOL john..........that one really "got" me.........what a hoot.......if ever I am feeling down I know I can come in and find some of your great comments.....thanks.....from alot more of us than me I am sure..

spaklies

absolutely delightful xx hugs dear friends ♥♥♥

dblay

You are SO RIGHT!!!! This is a very positive and perfect sign. No matter what is going on in one's life, even bad stuff, there is always something one can think of that they are thankful for. Thank you for posting this, Dottie. Happy Thanksgiving and I will be back later to answer your last note. :-)))

irisriver

Thankful smiles!!!!!.!!(♥‿♥)(✿◠‿◠)❀

rswestley

Point? Did someone say POINT?? And did someone mention "Troubles"? Bless you Bobbie and Ken, you've brought back so many good memories of Oblio and his faithful companion, Arrow. Ken, it sounded as if you were writing the sequel to "Think About Your Troubles"... and remember "you don't have to have a point... to have a point" and "Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2O3cUN8yWk

teamac

LOL klocowolf...that was a good explanation ☺

pasta

Good point. ;~))

klocowolf

Why blame it on the brain it has enough troubles as it is. Blame it on the tongue it waggles around a lot, has no thoughts, and makes a lot of drool. So it being dumb and slobbery with no sense of direction the blame rest solely on it. With all of that how can one held to be responsible for it. I still trying to get the stuff out of my pillow it left from last night.

pasta

Don't worry about it Judy, blame it on your age. I do.!!♥♥♥

jals

I can't quite control my tongue either Ken. Went out for supper last week with the church ladies. After I got home I thought about things I had said and wished I would have just sat there like a bump on a log. Someday, maybe I will learn...

pasta

Some times I think those are worse. My mom was the queen of the stare. ;0))

klocowolf

Bobbie, if ten lbs is not quite enough the mrs will have at her disposal another hundred ton stare.

@gardening205
Happy Thanksgiving from me to you. I think your T/day is over, This world of jigidi friends is an amazing lot. I love them all. 99.9 percent are great and the balance are coming around. :))

pasta

Ken, hahaa behave yourself. I hope you don't need the weight.☺♥☺

klocowolf

Thanks, I think, Robin and Judy. After much thought, I've decided you both were correct. So, I came up with a 10lb weight and chain to attach to my tongue. I'll let you know if it works.

gardening205

I am very thankful for all of these wonderful friends here in this safe group...I never really had friends till I came on Jigidi....most of my friends...were bullies growing up...I love you all very much...You are true friends...I am so blessedxxx I am also blessed to have Lori back!!! Many hugs and thanks to all....I am also from Canada...but wanted to share my blessings...xx. Xxxxxx hugs Erikaxx

mackabroin

lol ken.......I know how hard that will be for you.lol...but I also know what a good job you will make of it.....happy (us) turkey day....robin (canuck)

jals

@klocowolf
Ken,
I want a report afterwards!

klocowolf

Dixie thanks for the card and well wishes. Same to you. We are spending Thanksgiving with the little known new inlaws. (First Time) Let's hope I keep my tongue under control.

jeribar8

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CJ45

Do enjoy your festival DixieGal soon be Thursday for you all.

l hope your dinner is as joyful to you, dear Dixie, as the joy you have brought to all of us. Enjoy.

DixieGal

Good morning Jigidi friends! So sorry I can't reply to each one of you! I do want you all to know what a blessing you are to me and how thankful I am for you.
I have the cornbread made and the big fat hen cooked, along with all the seasonings, etc...ready to make my Mom's cornbread dressing! So let the stirring and tasting begin!! Oh wait...the girls aren't here yet, but they are on their way. Big hugs to each one of you...just wish I had time to answer each of your comments. I will read them again later!! ❤️HUGS❤️

manicpuzzler

Thank you for thinking of me. Have a happy and fun thanksgiving :))

mackabroin

I am a canuk dixie.....so it is a little late for thanksgiving up here..lol.....but the sentiment is true for always....there really IS something to be thankful for..even on tuesday.......lol......thanks for thinking of me....I love the saying......robin

Dilubreuer

You are welcome Dottie! Same here, thanks for being here for me as well!

teamac

Thank you DixieGal...and a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours ☺♥

ulangariver

jyl, you are quite right, Aussies do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day as American and Canadian folk do. But we remember our friends in both the U.S. and Canada on their special days through the puzzles of Ank (puzzeljac), who always commemorates both days with cards on her site. ♥♥♥

jeribar8

Hi, Dottie, thanks for the tag and
Happy Thanksgiving to you !
GOBBLE till you WABBLE !!!

jyl

Dottie, I may be wrong (again) but I think Thanksgiving as a holiday is a North American thing. Here in Canada we celebrate it on the second Monday in October, if memory serves, and I know you in the US of A celebrate it in November. To my knowledge, Australia has nothing to do with "our" holiday.

DixieGal

Thank you, Evelyn, Fishes and thank you Nev, Marge, Barry Koala, Down Under!! May you all have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!!

nette10

And we are thankful for you, Happy Thanksgiving! ♡

ulangariver

Dottie, thank you for thinking of us, all the way over here in Australia. Greetings from Nev/Marge/Barry Koala, Down Under. ♥♥♥

Fishes

How true!
Happy Thanksgiving!

DixieGal

Thank you, Bobbie! I wish for you a very Happy Thanksgiving too!

pasta

Dottie, have fun with your daughters, and a very Happy Thanksgiving.☺♥☺

DixieGal

Thank you, John. We do have fun together.

Judy, you're right, I am lucky to have them live close and they enjoy the day as much as I do.

jals

Dottie,
You are lucky to have your daughters to come cook with you! That sounds like a great time together! Enjoy !!

wjl1015

And we are so glad you're part of our little family Dottie!! Enjoy your stirring and tasting day!!! Sounds like a good family time! :))

DixieGal

Hi Jigidi friends! I've been busy today with cooking and grocery shopping..hope I haven't forgotten something...will be cooking most of the day tomorrow with my two daughters. We call it "the stirring and tasting day" each year, the day before Thanksgiving.

You are all so dear to me and I will probably read your comments a few more times! Thank you for each comment you've written and a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving to each one of you. A better group of friends has never been...I'm sure of that!! You are all so kind hearted and courteous to everyone on Jigidi. Thank you for including me in that group. Big hugs to you all!! Dottie

CJ45

Oh Judy the video was great fun thank you so much at least my dear Kays still has her own teeth LOL!!!

wjl1015

Jeri!! Thank you for the card!! It just now came in the mail! :))

jals

@CJ45 - Here it is: https://youtu.be/-aNjYlgwBN0

jeribar8

Dottie, these names didn't take the tag.... I've got to fix that on the "Tag" page.

@gardening205 @ulangariver @pink_floyd_fan

CJ45

Dave I have always missed out with tall women as they do not seem to see me. Ha,Ha.

djp

"♪♫♬. . . the girls look prettier ♪♫♬ the girls look prettier ♪♫♬ the girls look prettier ♪♫♬ with Hammerstein Beer ♪♫♬" !!!

irmachac

Thank you Dixie. I'm happy to have so many friends on Jigidi from all over the world. She has a sense of life right now, and I like to meet my friends with Jigidi. Greetings from the Czech Republic

CJ45

Judy, Is it about ugly ladies that take good loking inebriated men home after dark?

jals

That is one of my favorites, John! Thanks for posting it!
I'm ignoring your ignorant remark about the Eagles. lol

and Clive, there is a country song about that and now I can't quite come up with it, but I shall eventually post it.

oldandancient

Thanks, Dottie for tagging me. I am thankful for my jigidi friends, and so blessed to have my jigidi soul sisters in my life. Big old turkey gobble hugs.

rswestley

OH Judy! You reminded me of another one of my favorite "newer" songs. Loved this song! My wife never really liked it, but she likes the Eagles so we both know where her taste is... great music and two great lines to boot.... and not a bad video...
"You don't have to go home but you can't stay here"
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGytDsqkQY8

CJ45

Oh Judy that is so naughty, but can you imagine waking the next day when that gorgeous lady took you home with her. LOL!!!!!!

jals

The girls all look prettier at closing time. (for Dave and John)

djp

Thank you Bev, hope you enjoy the Holidays !!!

JiggyBelle

Darling Dottie, Happy Thanksgiving!!
And, I would include YOU in the "always something to be thankful for" category! (✺ᴗ✺) 

djp

You are correct (again) John -- legs and breasts are abundant at the local pub, but . . . .

Hismorts

Dixie!! Good morning! It's great to see you, as always and thanks for the nice card! To you too, Dixie!!

@djp
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Peace and joy and all the good stuff!!!---Bev.

rswestley

Judy, from what I understand, Dave considers Thanksgiving to be a heart warming reminder of his homeland, so he will probably stick with the traditional legs and breasts.... just as they are served in the local cantina...

jals

Dave,
I hope you get a delicious turkey dinner!
I took 1 1/2 years of Spanish in school. I remember nouns, never did understand the conjugation of verbs, and have been surround by Spanish speakers for many years now, so I can pick out some when it's written. I really should take a course at our community college. It would be helpful.

Thank you and Happy Holidays yourself, sir!

djp

Lots of people have tacos, even some with turkey, Judy, but I'm going north (to my son's home) for a real turkey dinner (I hope, or maybe it will be a restaurant ?!?).

Your translation is exact -- it is why I have a hard time with other languages ;-)

Happy Holidays !!!

Many thanks Dottie for including me. I, as many of us, have much to be thankful.
May your holiday be Blessed with peace and joy. Bev.

jals

Dave,
"Happy Day of Giving Thanks?"
Back atcha Buddy!
Do you have turkey Tacos on Thursday?

djp

Feliz día de acción de gracias, Dottie (and everyone else)!!!

Surreal_Heidi

Thank YOU, DixieGal.
I'm thankful for all of the friends I've found on JIGIDI.

Thank you Dottie for the tag. We do have a great bunch of people here. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

jals

Dottie,
This was such a nice surprise this morning. Thank you!
I always enjoy chatting with you. Your quiet, gentle presence is one of the things I'm thankful for. :-)
Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!

jals

Dottie,
This was such a nice surprise this morning. Thank you!
I always enjoy chatting with you.
Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!

rswestley

Thank you so much for including me Dottie! Jigidi is the best therapy I have had in years and I am ever so grateful that I have not been excommunicated from the Jigidi family..... YET.....

petsmom

So, so, so very true! Hope all my jigidi friends have a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for posting this, Dixie Gal.

wjl1015

There is so much that I am thankful for!! Starting with all the great people that I've met here on Jigidi!! Thank you Dottie, and may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!! :))

DixieGal

Thank you Clive, and the same to you, my Jigidi friend!

Thank you, jeanblum! Hope you have a great and happy Thanksgiving! too!

ditto, ditto, dotto....
DixieGal, great idea! my computer skills won't allow me to add but you know who you are.
happy thanksgiving to all.

CJ45

Enjoy your Thanksgiving DixieGal.

DixieGal

Pam and cojac, thank you so much for your comments! Happy thanksgiving to you both!!

gogogo

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to Everybody! Pam

cojac500

Amen, DixieGal, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

gogogo

Thanks for including me in tag, Dottie - good puzzle, with good thought, and it's always great to tell jigidi friends what a positive and appreciated presence they have, in our lives. ☺♥ Pam

DixieGal

Thank you, Haney and the same to you my friend!

That's So true, Andie!

Andie2a1383

Thanks DixieGal.I agree with you :one thing we are all thankful for is our Jigidi family and all the friends on Joe's page.♥☺♥☺♥

hcamp

Thank you , Dottie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Haney :-)

DixieGal

@hcamp

DixieGal

If I missed anyone, please feel free to add them. I hope I've done this right.

DixieGal

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