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DixieGal

Thank you, Joe! Hope you are very close to complete healing! You are still in my prayers.

DixieGal

Thank you so much, Cyndi I hope I have lots more, too! :)
Judy, I have had a great day! Thank you. So Good to "see" you!

wjl1015

A Very Happy Birthday Dottie!!! :))

DixieGal

Thank you, Clive! I have had a very good day!
Thank you so much, Donna! Today has been a blessing for sure! And even better having friends like my Jigidi friends! Y'all are the best!!
Bob,I don't know about deserving it but I sure will take all the great days I can get! Thank you good friend! Hope all is well with you.

jals

Happy Birthday Dottie! I hope you've had a great day!!

Happy Birthday Dottie. Hope you have many more.

Hismorts

Happy Birthday Dottie!! I have been pretty occupied but couldn't resist the opportunity to say it! hope it's just one of many, many more great days to come. You deserve it!! ~

oldandancient

Happy Birthday, Dottie. Hope it's all you dreamed of. May you be showered with all good blessings. And may you have many, many more birthdays to come. Hugs.

CJ45

♥♪♪♪♥⚘⚘⚘♥♪♪♪♥ Happy Birthday dear Dottie! ♥♪♪♪♥⚘⚘⚘♥♪♪♪♥ and many more to come. Have a great day.

DixieGal

Thank you my dear friend! These birthdays seem to come closer together these days! My daughters and their husbands are coming today and will be bringing lunch! It will be a great day for me to not have to cook. Haha! Although Nash won't be here. :( But his mommy contacted me this morning with good wishes and a big "air" hug from Nash.
And yes, my husband is doing better each day. God is good!!
I hope all is well with you. Thank you for staying in touch. Big hugs coming your way!
*•♪♫♪HUGS•*•♪♫♪•*

dblay

Good morning and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dottie. (Aug. 1st) I think I have this right. (ha) I do hope you have a beautiful day filled with happiness, fun, visits (especially from that cutie pie, Nash) and lots of warm hugs and nice gifts. Just a perfect day. :-) Many blessings to you, my friend and hugs for your birthday. I see from your last message that your husband went to run errands without his cane -- that is a blessing for sure. Take care and I will see you again soon,

DixieGal

Hi Donna! Yes, hubby is doing really well now. I noticed awhile ago he left to run some errands and left his cane here! God is good! :)

dblay

Hi, Dottie. It is wonderful to hear that your husband is doing so well with the stairs and that he is driving again. I know you both are so happy about that and I am happy for you both. You mentioned below that Nash would be visiting with you this past weekend so I hope you had a great time. I'm sure it makes your day each time you get to hold and love on him. :-)) I will continue to keep you and your husband in my prayers and I do hope the healing continues at a good pace for your husband. I hope you are doing well, my friend. Take care and I will check in again soon.

DixieGal

Haha! Me too, Clive!! My granddaughter is calling him her Chunky Monkey! I think he has grown a lot in the last month.

CJ45

And I can't wait to see how much he has grown. LOL!!!

DixieGal

P.S. Nash will be here next weekend. I can't wait to hold him!! :)

DixieGal

Hi Donna and Donna! All is well with me and family. Hubby is improving a lot lately. He's driving and getting around really well. Still uses his cane most of the time. He can go up stairs and down but is slow and has to hold on to the railing. This problem started last August, almost a year ago. Doctors said it could take as long as 2 years to heal completely, but it looks like it will be only one year! Many prayers have been answered!! God is GOOD!!
How are you and your family doing? Hope all is well for you all! Hope the weather is clear up your way. We're having storms right now but they usually pass through quickly. Thanks for touching bases. I will try to be on Jigidi more often. God bless you, sweet friend!

oldandancient

Dottie was on the other day.

dblay

Hi, Dottie. I was just checking your site and find that it seems to have been May, the last time you posted. I sure hope all is well with you, my friend. Sending good wishes, prayers and lots of hugs in hopes of seeing you soon and knowing that you are well. I'm sure you are enjoying that sweet baby Nash and watching him grow. :-)

dblay

Oh, I am so behind in getting back to you. I KNOW you must have had a wonderful Mother's Day in getting to see that sweet and cute Nash. That had to have made your day. In the picture you have as your Avatar, he looks soooooo happy and what a precious smile. It was good to hear from you. I had a nice Mother's Day also. My son cooked my favorite dinner for me. :-)) It was delicious! I have one son but do not have any grandchildren. Good wishes and hugs coming your way, my friend. Hope to see you again soon.

DixieGal

Haha! Clive you need a lady to help you keep up with these important dates! OR a good calendar! :D

CJ45

Oh dear you lot but have a lovely Mother's day in the US of A. Do not know when we have ours but there again I am male. Thee Hee.

DixieGal

Thank you, Donna! A Happy Mother's Day to you, dear friend. My sweet great-grandbaby is coming to see us Wednesday, on his way home from the beach. They have been in Florida for several days now. I can't wait to see him! He is the happiest baby I've ever known...smiles and coos a lot!! Now he is "jabbering" and sounds like he's practicing his vowels. Haha!! He is such a joy.

I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day. How many children and grandchildren do you have? May God bless you, dear Donna! Yes, we will talk again soon!

dblay

I am hoping you have a wonderful "first" Great-Grandmother MOTHER'S DAY, Dottie. I hope that granddaughter brings that baby Nash to visit you on this special day. I know that would be a thrill for you. :-) Prayers and good wishes are sent to you, as always, my friend. See you again soon.

DixieGal

Good morning, Donna! I'm so sorry about your mother dying so young. It sounds like she was a wonderful person, and such a good mother to you. I know you miss her. I miss my mother, too. She was lots of fun and we laughed together often. She lived with me and my hubby the last 4 years of her life and I'm so thankful to have had her close for those years.

Thank you, Donna...I am well and feeling great. I hope the same for you and I will give Nash a hug and kiss for you when I see him! He is such a darling...warms my heart to think about him. Just wish he didn't live so far away. Have a good day and stay well, my friend!! Hugs back to you!

dblay

Good morning, Dottie. It seems I am a little behind with some of this but to answer your question, I see my Mother in the mirror. I have people tell me that I look so much like my Mother and it is such a nice compliment because my Mother was a pretty lady and a wonderful person. She was my Mother and my best friend who "raised me right." :-) We could talk about anything together and I miss her very much. She died with cancer at the age of 63.
I enjoyed reading the comments below and who looked like whom in the family. :-) Good to "talk" to you this morning and I hope you are well and doing fine by now. Take care, my friend, until next time and give that sweet little Nash a big kiss from me. :-) Good wishes and lots of hugs!!!

It's funny about photos showing similarities. When one brother (1 1/2 years younger) and I were in high school and our little brother (8 years younger) was in elementary school, our school pictures showed a likeness we hadn't noticed: the same chin and the same eye shape. My ex-SIL looks so much like her father (and his mother) that it has always amazed me.

jals

I look more like my mom all the time, although I've always thought I was a blend of the two. I look a lot like my oldest sister and never thought our other sister looked like us until one of them put all 3 of our pictures side by side and then I could tell.
I'm going to post a picture and tag you in it.

oldandancient

Thank you, Clive and Dottie. There is a picture of me in one of my puzzles. When I was growing up, I was told I looked like my Dad and also his mom, who died when my dad was 7 years old. At the funeral, people were telling me I looked like my Mom. I think it may be different features, such as my mouth seemed to look like my brother. He has blue eyes, I have dark brown. Plus he is blonde and I'm brunette. My hubby's maternal grandmother could not figure out who my daughter looked like. Well, when my kids were little, we sent a small picture of them to a friend and he had an artist do a colored pencil drawing the them in a large size and sent it to us. I could see my hubby's father in her cheeks. It was amazing. It just must be this and that facial features that look like another member of the family at different times. Kind of interesting.

DixieGal

Clive, I believe Donna is all that you said she is! We can tell she has a beautiful spirit and I'm sure she is physically just as beautiful!!

Donna, thank you sweet friend, but that photo was taken about 5 or 6 years ago. As my two sisters and one brother got older, we seemed to favor each other more.

CJ45

Oh Donner what a nice complement and I bet he is a handsome man and I bet you are a glamorous female even if you do not admit you are, and I bet your daughter thinks you are the most beautifull person on this planet.

oldandancient

My sister said that someone at the funeral could tell we were all siblings, that we all looked alike. I didn't see it because we have blondes, brunettes, short, tall, fat, skinny. But then on the way home and we stopped to go to the bathroom, I looked in the mirror and asked my daughter if I looked like my brother. She said I did. I saw him in my face in the mirror. Poor guy, having to look like me.

CJ45

Thanks Dottie it is quite strange is it not when one gets out of bed very early in the morning as I do to see a different face in a mirror that is similar to your own face.
I have a sister 6 to7 older than myself but photos of us look like we are twins when we are photoed together both my sons and my wife think we are twins how strange and that is in real life.

oldandancient

Dottie, you are gorgeous. That smile will melt ice cream. Yes, I remember your picture. You are one pretty lady.

DixieGal

Hi Clive! My Mom and Dad have both passed away, but I do see my Mom more than my Dad when I look in the mirror. Maybe because I've been told all my life that I have my Mom's eyes. I always thought my Dad was handsome so I wouldn't mind if I favored him, too.

CJ45

Hi, Dottie and dblay who do you both see in the mirror each morning, your Mum or your Dad and does it change every few days as you see each parent ? in your eyes what do you see and are you happy to see them again ?
Do let me know as I only see my Mother looking at me in my morning mirror. LOL!!!

dblay

So good to hear that you have your strength back and are feeling "great." I am fine unless I look in a mirror. I agree that mirrors should be "banned." (ha, ha) Sending hugs your way also and give a few of them to that sweet baby Nash. He is such an adorable baby. Take care until next time, my friend. See you soon. :-))

DixieGal

Hi Donna! So good of you to check in. Thank you so much for your prayers and good wishes. I am doing great. Got my strength back and feeling good! You can't keep an "old person" down!!
Haha...I agree...I think I look pretty good until I pass by a mirror!! I think mirrors should be banned!!

How are you doing? I hope all is well with you! Take good care of my sweet friend! Sending hugs your way! ༻♡༺ hugs ༻♡༺

dblay

Well, it looks as if have not checked your site much longer than I thought. I am so sorry to hear that you had appendicitis, Dottie BUT I am SO HAPPY to hear that you are doing okay now. I hope the remainder of the healing process goes quickly for you and you will be back to your normal routine very soon. I was reading some of the comments you made and that was funny about what the doctor said about you "still having your appendix at your age." Like you said, "how dare him!" I always think I'm pretty young and good looking until I look in the mirror, with my clothes OFF. (ha, ha) OH MY!!! Anyway, so happy you are doing well and I will keep you in my prayers, as always. I also want to say that baby is SO ADORABLE and I love your pictures. lots of love, hugs and good wishes, along with prayers are being sent your way. See you again soon, my friend.

CJ45

Sounds like we are all getting better. Happy days to all of you. Bed now awaits me so annoying.

DixieGal

OUCH Lin!! So sorry you had to experience staple removal! Glad that's over for you!

TX94

Well, John ...never owned a staple gun and never WILL, ... now; EVER!!! : (

rswestley

Well Lin, now you know how that piece of upholstery or the carpet felt when you used a staple gun on them. I've started a petition to make "staple free" zones in our schools and to raise the age for buying an electric staple gun to 21. We don't need smarter people... we need MORE RULES!

TX94

Sounds like a WINNER to me! My Nov artery surgery required 30 staples -my first 'experience' with staples. Of course ya don't feel them going in -you're asleep- but lemme tell you...removal requires wire snippers (or something like it) and you DO feel each and every blinkin' one as its 'snipped' then ...pulled out!!! : (

jals

Absolutely!

DixieGal

Thanks, Judy. I was too. Much easier recovery.

jals

I was hoping they were able to do it with small incisions! :-)

DixieGal

Kathleen, I'm changing my avatar now. Too many pictures to choose from.

DixieGal

Thanks everyone for your good wishes. I'm doing great...sipping my Insure! Ugh! Too sweet!

So funny, John!! :D

Judy, we have laughed at the two incisions the doctor made on my left side (about an inch each) ...appendix is on the right side. I asked the doctor if he had to tunnel over to the right side to get it! Very strange procedure!!

jals

ha ha John! Way to be frugal.

rswestley

Kathleen, Arizona is very possessive state. I took my wife down to get her drivers license renewed and while filling out the application she asked me "should I be an organ donor". I told here to mark "yes"... I'm thinking if she is cremated when she dies, I may be able to get a discount if half of her organs are missing. There are times my wife does not appreciate me being so practical...

@RiverCity7

jals

Dottie,
Glad to hear you're doing better! Did they have to cut you open or were they able to just make small incisions and take it out with a scope?

jals

ha ha Kathleen, good one!

So glad you are feeling better, Dottie! I'm looking forward to an updated thumbnail as your great grandson grows - though this one is just so sweet.

John, Arizona must be up to date! I believe that Virginia doesn't allow appendix donation and we are so close to the Library of Congress....you would think that it would be ideal.

DixieGal

Thank you sweet Jigidi friends for all your good wishes. I'm doing really good and finally feeling like a person again! :) I wish all of you the best of everything and may you reap in abundance the goodness and kindness you sow on this Jigidi site!

P.S. Seeing my darling great grandson was just the medicine I needed! He has my heart!

sparklightie

Dearest dottie wishing you a speedy recovery - nothing like a precious baby to make you feel better xx hugs and love to you and everyone here xx our daughter and soninlaw and big brother Raveh are expecting a new arrival plus minus 3rd week september - so guess we will be going ☺☺☺

rswestley

Bob, those dimensions sound much like yourself. Are still as stout as when you played for the Newfoundland Newfs? I'm about an inch shorter and about 40 pounds lighter... but I can still run faster than a gooey marshmallow and beat Arnold Schwartzenegger at arm wrestling (now that he is in the hospital recovering from heart surgery)

And Dixiegal, I hope you have a great visit with your Dixieguy today!

jals

Yay Dottie!!
I'll bet you very excited to see him!
We get our little grandson for a visit this afternoon too and we're both itching to see him!

I didn't get any daughters (Bob, my husband was one of 3 sons, we had 3 sons, and so far I have 2 grandsons - this family!! no girls allowed evidently) and I desperately wanted some daughters.
Not happening with the daughter in law either.
But I love my boys and they once in a while, give me what I need to keep me going. Last weekend, my middle son told me I was a beautiful person, and my younger son after teasing me, told me h loved me very, very much. aww They know how to melt this momma's heart!

DixieGal

P.S. That little face in my avatar is coming for a visit today! I can't wait!!! He lives 3 hours away from us. He is one happy baby and is always smiling. I'm excited!!

DixieGal

Thanks so much Bob! Yes, my daughters are the best! So good to me and their dad.

6'5", 255 lbs! Wow! What a great size. One of my sons-in-law is 6'4". I'm 5'1" and I feel like a midget standing beside him. I have to tell you...I think people who adopt children are Angels sent from God! God bless you and Kathy. I have a feeling you two are wonderful parents!!

Hismorts

Dottie, Aren't daughters a blessing? We wanted a baby girl but I doubted we would have one. I have three brothers, my dad had three brothers, and his dad had three brothers. I adopted my daughter and her half brother when they were babies. And sure enough, together, Kathy and I had a boy. A big boy. 6'5" and 255 pounds. And he's all heart and brains. He's a great kid and I couldn't be prouder of him. And yeah, my daughter is the best part of my day (next to Kathy). Uh... hmm... I got distracted by my own thoughts!

Anyway, yeah, I'm glad to hear that your daughters are so close. You can't get better help when you're down. And they get you smiling, too!! But honestly? That little face in your avatar is probably the best medicine you could have!! What a happy little bug!! Have a peaceful night and I'll be on and off tomorrow. BBQ Papa for almost all of my grand kids in the same back yard and I can't wait to see them! And my youngest son, too ~

DixieGal

Thank you, Lin! So sorry I missed your comment earlier. Hang on to that appendix, girl. It's no fun having one surgically removed! :)

DixieGal

Dawn, I'm glad you found a way to pass the day. These days when you're not feeling well can get pretty long, can't they?

John, thanks for the good laugh!! I always look forward to your comments. :D

Judy, great idea to get both of those taken care of and not have to go through surgery twice. Thanks for the healing hugs...I needed them. :)

Bob, so sorry you missed your prom. That is always a big event for teens. And thanks for the good advice...I'm taking it easy. Both of our daughters live close to us and they have been SO good to their old mom. I think I'll be good as new in a couple more days. And I'm smiling!! :)

Thank you, Clive. I'm doing that. :)

Donna our parents really had it rough, didn't they? I'm so thankful we always have a doctor close by. Mine was one of the best...everyone who came into my room would say that about him.

TX94

Do hope/pray you're on the mend, Dottie. In that you're just a *few* months my ...elder, and mine is still hangin' in there...oh, MY! But then, all three of my older bros kept theirs ... forever.
Take care; speedy recovery.

oldandancient

My brother is 73 and a couple years ago, he got a ruptured appendix and had to have it removed. He was sick a long time because it ruptured. But he's doing ok. He is the only one of us 8 kids that had his removed. My dad's mother died in 1909 of a ruptured appendix. That was up in the U.P. of Michigan. They owned a logging camp and doctors were scarce. My dad was 7 at the time. He was the oldest and had 4 younger siblings.

CJ45

Get well soon Dottie.

Hismorts

Dottie, I'm the only one of four brothers that still has mine. I did have an attack a few days before my senior Prom and thought for sure they'd take it, but I got antibiotics and in 3 days it was fine again. Never had another hint of a problem. But I missed my prom. Worse, my date missed hers too! I felt really bad about that.

The Doc said he thought the attack was brought on by nerves. Could a been. Anyway... I am sorry to hear you had to go through that. Any invasive surgery is hard on your body and doesn't do the heart much good, either. Just go slow for a bit so when you get back to the Doc, he or she will have good news for you. And keep smiling!! ~

jals

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, Dottie!
I'm assuming they took it out.
I had mine taken out with the birth of my second child since it was a scheduled c-section and the doctor asked ahead of time, he said a lot of people do that and then they don't ever have to worry about going through what you did.

(((healing hugs)))

rswestley

Thank you Dottie for giving up your appendix. On my drivers license I checked the "organ donor" box, so in the event of my untimely death, my appendix can be recycled and put to good use. Ever since I heard that many of the reference books in the Congressional Library had a shortage of appendixes (and some reference books missing appendixes altogether) I have wanted to help end the nationwide shortage of appendixes.... I think it is the American thing to do... and Thank You for doing your part!

firstdawn

After my last surgery, the computer helped me keep my sanity. I was stuck at home because any car trip was exhausting. (Amazing how suddenly bumpy the roads are after surgery.) It's easy to just sit in a chair and play on the computer for awhile. Here's to a speedy recovery!

DixieGal

Hi Jigidi friends. Just checking in to let you know I have been in the hospital with, of all things, appendicitis! Dead appendix, as the doctor called it, and lots of infection! (Doc said it is unusual for someone "my age" to still have their appendix! (How dare he !!!) I'm on the mend now and actually feeling like a real person again. Got a little way to go but I'm making good progress. (In spite of my ancient age !!) Haha!
Hope all of you are well and enjoying life. I'll check in later. Love you all! Dottie

sparklightie

fun puzzle and really interesting conversation xxx ☺☺☺

jals

It keeps it interesting, Bob! You can't have predictable after all these years. ;-)

Kathleen,
I know some girls are named Charlie now, short for Charleen.
Chuck wouldn't be a fun nickname for a girl and as I was going to mention to @rswestley it's a game killer when you're playing the name game. Kids today wouldn't blink an eye at using Chuck, but in my day, you'd get your mouth washed out with soap. Blecch!

When I was in college, we all called each other by the last names. I'm not sure how that happened, but it meant that our nicknames were based upon last names. Mine went through some iterations, ending up as Flee. (I didn't spell it Flea in my head!)
A boyfriend from high school called me Charles or Chas. Don't remember where that came from, either. And it was embarrassing to turn when someone called out Charles!

Hismorts

Dottie, they each have their own name for me. It's one of the ways I can tell who I'm talking to on the phone because all the younger ones sound so much alike. But I always know Kathy's!!

Judy, She thinks she is, too!! Me... well, yeah. Okay. ~

jals

Kathy is too funny.

Dottie,
I like Kritter too. That's a cute one.

Dawn,
I know some people that put an y or ie on the end of everyone's name. Dawnie is a relatively tame nickname.

Clive,
I always wondered why you call her Kays and not Kay?

I had a friend who always called her husband by his last name, not his first. So if his name was Robert Jones, she'd call him Jones and not Robert. I thought that was really different.

DixieGal

Not fair, Bob! You had lots of special names!! :)
P.S. I like Kathy's best!! Haha!!

firstdawn

My relatives and family called me Dawnie.

Hismorts

Dottie, Don't ya love it when they care enough to give you a special name?? Mine call me Papa, the big papa, my poppy, my pappy, the old one papa and sometimes when I'm getting Kathy's goat, I'm "You can be such an a$* sometimes!" I love them all. Even Kathy's. I figure it as a victory because "At least she noticed I was trying!!"

DixieGal

I love reading all these nicknames. Our grandchildren gave us nicknames when they were learning to talk. My daughter, Kelly is now K-Kel, daughter Kristy is Kritter, my husband is G-Daddy and thankfully I am still Nana. :)

jals

When we were little, my parents had this friend that gave us nicknames. I was Susie my younger brother was Sam, and I think one of their kids was called Peanut. My dad used to call me Squirt.
After I got older my mom would call me Jude and my friend decided I was Judy Patootie. I hated that nickname.

Donna,
They are using older names now for kids. My cousin's daughter named her little girl Beatrice Esther. Lots of Owens, we even know a Petronella which was my grandmother's name. They call her Petra.
We didn't give our kids nicknames but the older boys called the youngest Todd because of a band named Big Head Todd and I used to get so upset with them. They thought he had a big head.

CJ45

LOL, Donna nor anyone called Kays as I call my wife a misunderstanding on the first evening that I met her many years ago and she did not correct me maybe she wouldn't have seen me again LOL!!!
But she is still my Kays after all these years. Thee Hee. even her Mum and Dad called her K after I met them how strange. Her birth name was Kathleen an Irish name. But she only responds to Kays now days to her friends and mine.

CJ45

Ha,Ha, Dawn lucky you. ...What, Thee Hee, sorry.!!!

firstdawn

When I was in elementary school many of my classmates were named either Susan or Kathy (in various forms). I figured that it was because of Katharine Hepburn and Susan Hayward. BTW...my middle name is Kathleen.

CJ45

Hi Bob I was named Clive as my Mother always told me there was no nickname to it and could not be shortened but my dear friend Roy of 50 years( now passed away) always called me Clivee. LOL!!!

Hismorts

Yeah, I can see that! Boys are that way. Or were. I have no idea today!! But I nicknamed all my kids too. My daughter is "Peanut" and my youngest son is "Binker" cuz I when he was just a little squirt, I used to "bink" his nose and say "Bink...Bink". And he'd just laugh out loud. He was great baby, too! So happy. ~

DixieGal

Bob, my Dad had nicknames for all of his children. (4) I didn't like mine when I was a teenager because some boys made it sound even worse than it was. Tuts! Young boys can be so obnoxious! LOL!!!

Hismorts

Kathleen, I have heard that before about Chatty Cathy, believe me. My Kathy used to hate it, too. Or Kitty or Kat. So I just call her "my little Philly Cream Cheese" and she doesn't seem to mind that. Or "My Little Philly" for short. I think if I made it any shorter, she'd smack me! Which I enjoy! ~ smiles

Donna, you hit it on the head about kids these days and their names. But I haven't heard of anybody naming their daughter Moon Unit Zappa in a while!

rswestley

OK everybody! All together now... a one-a, a two-a, a three-a, a four-a.... Let's GO!

"Come on ev'rybody, I say now let's play a game
I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's name
The first letter of the name
I treat it like it wasn't there
But a "B" or an "F" or an "M" will appear
And then I say "Bo" add a "B" then I say the name
Then "Bo-na-na fanna" and "fo"
And then I say the name again with an ""f" very plain
Then "fee fi" and a "mo"
And then I say the name again with an "M" this time
And there isn't any name that I can't rhyme"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MJLi5_dyn0

Judy, to answer your question, I gave my wife heartburn...

My mom, Dorothy, was in a college dorm with 5 other students named Dorothy. They used all of the nicknames possible. Mom was the one who was called Dottie.
I was called Kathy as I grew up. Imagine how I loved the introduction of the doll Chatty Cathy!

jals

Dottie,
My aunt was named Dorothy Ruby. They called her Dot too. And then in later years her kids changed it to DottyRu. My brother also dated a girl named Dorothy that was gorgeous. I know other Dorothys as well. It's a nice name!

John, That is my favorite movie! Dorothy Gale. :-)
You gave your gf Judy, a teddy bear? If she didn't give back your heart what did you give your wife? The teddy bear was gone too. I hope you get them back!

We lived on the same block as some Jacobsens. The boy was named Jimmy John Jacobsen. That was a mouthful.

Dottie,
Your mom's neighbor friend sounds like a really nice lady and I think you are a really nice lady too, so it was a good fit. :-)

rswestley

I guess I was a deprived child, because the only Dorothy I remember knowing was a little girl in Kansas that got carried away by a tornado. But don't fret... after making a few new friends and arm wrestling with a wicked witch, she returned home safe and sound.

And JUdee, Judee, Juday, you reminded me my first girlfriend was named Judy. Judy Jacobsen... Judy if you are reading this, feel free to return my teddy bear (and my heart)

DixieGal

Speaking of names...my name is Dorothy! I hated it when I was young and started calling myself Dot when I was introduced to someone. A friend began calling me Dottie and that stuck. My mother told me she named me after a woman who lived next door to us. Mom had two kids already and this lady was such a help to her. She would come over before my Dad got home from work (he worked in the steel mills in Birmingham) and make sure us kids would be nice and clean so they would "look nice for our Daddy". I would love to have known her but we moved away before I was old enough to remember her.

Thank you Bob! He is one happy little guy and yes, an adorable little critter!! :)

jals

*Do not look anything up in the Urban Dictionary. LOL

jals

I've just popped in and see the conversation has taken a few twists and turns as usual. lol
Donna was the name of my very first best friend. Still love her and reconnected with her about 5 years ago. We moved from her when I was 1/2 way through the 3rd grade. That was hard. I've known a lot of Donnas, including a cousin and I've always thought it was a nice name.

Try having Judy. The TSA agent on our last trip had to do the JUdee Judee Juday reminiscent of Cary Grant. Wish I could have met him I'd have £ed him. I heard that all my life. Could have been much worse, I guess. Other than that, it was a fine name. Just do not look it up in the Urban Dictionary.

CJ45

Thanks Bob for your comment, but that is the only way our family can give back for our privilege in our society. Even to this day we as a family still enjoy our way in life as my grandson still does not realise the family he lives in and what advantages he has but has a good job as a estate agent. again due to family connections. LOL!!!

Hismorts

Clive, I wish more people thought like you do!!

Dawn, me too! I can still see two of everybody dancing in grays and trying to adjust the aerial during the commercials for 20 Mule Team Borax. Yep, we watched it because there were only 2 channels and Luke and Laura were still on General Hospital hiding from Scorpio on the other channel!! ~

Hismorts

Joe, great song and yeah, what a waste to lose Richie so young. Do you ever wonder what he could have done to music? He had style for sure. And he recognized what a great name Donna is!

CJ45

Dawn it was a great time to be young after WWII but I grew up in a middle class family in the UK not so good for poorer families I may add but only Knew that as I got older.
Still do my good deed to my charity MIND so I have never forgot to give for my privilege.

firstdawn

AH Clive..I can visualize an old black and white American Bandstand with the kids dancing to this song.

CJ45

Thanks Sir Joe. he was only 17 teen when he died sadly.

CJ45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mKHkz6A3Fk
Sorry about the bad recording but I always enjoyed it as a Teen.
Really like your name do enjoy.
I will let you know how being called Clive in a slum felt like. LOL!!!

wjl1015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMcHbh6HBDk

CJ45

Oh Donna, (O&A) you have a special name Ritchie Valens said so if you remember him. Do play the link.
I will find it for you in a minute.

Hismorts

Donna is a proper and comfortable name and I'd be proud to introduce somebody named Donna. Dottie, that little bug in your avatar, I can't help but to smile! What an adorable critter!! ~

DixieGal

Hi Donna! So good to "see" you. Yes, my great-grandson is adorable. Thank you! :) He is Such a happy baby.
I hope we don't have tornadoes, too, Donna! Praying we won't!
Yes, oldandancient is a Donna too. It's a pretty name. You are so sweet to share it! :-)) Ha!
I wish you a very good day, as well, my friend! Sending Hugs to you, dear!
༻♡༺ hugs ༻♡༺

dblay

Hi, Dottie. This latest Avatar picture of your great-grandson is adorable, as always. He is soooooo cute with that sweet little smile. I know you adore him and enjoy being with him as much as you can. Hope you are doing well and I hope we don't have any "bad" weather this weekend and Monday, as they are kind of predicting right now. I always dread this time of the year because of tornadoes. Hopefully, it won't be bad. Thinking of you, my friend, and wishing you a very good day. Hugs, as always, until the next time. P.S.: I'm seeing another "Donna" on some of the comments and wondering if oldandancient is a Donna too. :-))

DixieGal

P.S. along with lots of other stuff!!!

DixieGal

Thanks, Donna! Pots are going to the Goodwill!!! :)

jals

Good ideas, Donna, thanks.

Dawn, healing thoughts and a clear path to the loo.....my wishes for you. lol

DixieGal

Dawn you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad you are staying with the liquids. My Dad had that problem and it helped him to drink lots of water. It wasn't easy for him at first but he got used to it and it became easier. Keeping you in my prayers.

Sharon, I would have loved for my grandmother to live close to me. She was the sweetest woman and was always helping others. She lived to 15 days before her 100th birthday! I always say I have her genes and will live to 100! Ha!! I miss her still.

firstdawn

Thanks Sharon...He said Crystal Light is OK and I can put those flavor drops in my water, but I try to drink at least 1 liter of plain water each day. I think it will be easier when it gets hot.

Sharon72

DixieGal, your sewing chest looks pretty neat to me. When I was a kid, my grandparents lived upstairs and we lived down. Periodically I'd sit on Grandma's floor and disentangle and sort out her sewing chest. She would mess it up again right away. To be fair, she used it nightly mending and doing needlework while listening to the radio.

firstdawn, I thought I was drinking enough too but my doctor encouraged me to drink more. I made up a schedule and make myself drink even if I am not thirsty. The last test showed I had brought my kidney function up 8 points, from 3B to 3A. I stay away from caffeine and cola. Sending you best wishes.

jals

I am sorry to hear this Dawn!

firstdawn

Just saw the nephrologist last Monday (the 5th). All that water didn't help. My kidneys are working at slightly less that 30%. I'm averaging a 2 1/2 liter intake and he said that was OK, but will still try to reach 3 liters/day. Time for me the research the stages of renal failure. I am stage 3 (moderate).

Hismorts

firstdawn! There you are, my sloshy friend! Are you okay? I was getting ready to call out the cavalry!

Looks very neat to me. My mom's sewing box had a card of snaps marked $.15. You know that was an antique!
Regarding craft things that you don't want anymore: there may be an organization that works with kids who could use them - or maybe a school art department. There are a couple here in Richmond.

jals

John,
Now my comment is lonely. lol

Dawn,
I have noticed you haven't been commenting as much. I'm glad to hear you're doing something productive with your time and enjoying it. Please post your work when you're finished. Would love to see it.

firstdawn

I've been working on some old unfinished embroidery projects. I used to do a lot of embroidery and just got so saturated with it, I quit and moved on to a new hobby. Now that I've started doing these old projects, they seem like new to me again. I'm not on my computer as much as I used to be, so you may noticed that I'm not commenting as much as I used to, but I'm reading and laughing at all your comments! I like to design my own work so it takes much longer to even get to the needle and thread part. I've noticed that my vision isn't as good as it used to be but I have one of those magnifying embroidery lamps so no problem.

Anyway that sewing basket looks pretty neat to me!

rswestley

Well, Judy that comment died a lonely death and went to comment heaven. RIP little comment :-(

jals

If it was nice, Bob, Hubby would take you out to the golf course. His second home.

And John, once again, I had to go back and look to see what you were talking about. lol You pick up on things much better than I do. :-)

jals

LOL Dottie! I used to think that too. My husband's parents were horrible about keeping old antiques and other junk. I thought I'll never do that. For the most part we don't and our garages are fully functional, but I have done that with my craft stuff. It's time to get rid of some things. I have a band saw that I used to cut wood shapes out of and then paint, but I haven't used that for 15 years. Ask her if she will take all the flower pots and drop the ones she doesn't want off at Goodwill. We finally started doing that with my MIL. Taking things she wanted to give us and then getting rid of them. Including food. Because she would buy a ham, cook it for company, freeze the leftovers, make it again, then refreeze the leftovers until we weren't sure the food was safe anymore, so we'd bring it home and toss it.

I'm like Donna, though, and watch the show to keep me motivated to clean out stuff I don't need here. I came across my sister's capping ceremony program folder last night. I told my husband, I'll bet SHE doesn't even have that. lol She doesn't save anything.

DixieGal

Haha! Judy, you're right about Hoarders. Makes me feel like my house if spotless!!
Our garage is driving my hubby crazy because it has gotten pretty full of "stuff". Stuff we will never use and stuff we just haven't taken it to the dump. Now that he's not able to clean it out, he talks about it a lot! Hint, hint! I'm not touching it until he is able to help. Well, I did clean a certain section of it the other day, but the Lord knows, I don't know what to do with all the other stuff! My daughter took several flower pots home with her. I tried to get her to take them all but she's no dummy...she knows her garage might begin to look like ours! Anybody need a flower pot or two, or three??

Hismorts

Judy, I'll bet between you and hubby I wouldn't be bored. And Kathy and you would be busy all the time doing something with yarn! And cooking for four is a lot easier than cooking for two! Oh, and yes! I wanna go where everybody knows your name!!

Donna, after moving this last time, I've decided that if it's plastic and it's empty, it's in the trash. We had a whole cupboard full of misc lids and bowls and cups and just plastic junk, so I know exactly what you mean. ~

jals

You know if we were the kind of people who hung out in bars, I would consider you all my crowd and it would be like Cheers all over again. I come here and read and laugh and feel like I'm home. You guys are the best.
Really! Thanks to all of you for making me smile this afternoon!

John,
I had to giggle at your "squats" comment. I hadn't even picked up on that when Bob said it, because it is a phrase I have heard often. And then when you tell him on the floor under the pizza box, I am thinking that truly is a "squat" to get down there.

And Bob, you can come to my house and clean anytime you get tired of cleaning yours. I promise to entertain you so you won't be bored. Bring Kathy! Your stroganoff sounds yummy! I ordered some in a restaurant about a month or so ago and was very disappointed. They must have had a new chef because it was not at all what I remembered their's being like. I did not eat much of it.

Dottie,
That is why we watch Hoarders. To make us feel like our mess isn't quite so bad. :-)

Donna,
I have pictures. I don't think I'm brave enough to post them. And I am never bored either. Never. Way too much to get done in one lifetime. I can spend a whole day on Jigidi without getting bored.

And then there's Joe who has a lot of wisdom in staying out of Liz's way and just keeping her happy. :-))
And Clive. Poor soul. No one to sew your buttons on. I almost feel sorry for you. Almost. lol

Thanks again my Friends!!

Hismorts

No problem, Dottie! Always a pleasure. I'm not really "bored", just tired of doing the same things every day. Monotony is boring. I did make some beef stroganoff and bread sticks last night that was to beat the band. One thing that is nice about not going off every day is that I get time to try new things. That's something. I do feel a bit sorry for him tearing his rotator cuff. I know that's painful.

DixieGal

Thanks for all your comments! I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who can be pretty messy sometimes!

Bob, thanks so much for adding those 4 names. I wondered if the black ones worked. Now I know! They don't!! : )

Hismorts

Sheesh, John. Not here. I just finished cleaning the ceiling fan blades in the light over our bed. We're retired and bored so everything is always spotless. Except her junk!!

rswestley

Bob, the squats are on the floor in front of the closet next to the pile of dirty clothes and under an empty pizza box (careful of the smeared pizza sauce). Hope this helps...

CJ45

We do not have a sewing Chest, box or machine we have a little tin of cottons and needles and a few buttons. So if something needs repair you do it yourself or through it away. Wife is hopeless at craft. LOL!!!
Thee Hee!!

wjl1015

I don't even try any more Bob! :))

Hismorts

Joe, same with Kathy. She knows where everything is and I can't find squat!

wjl1015

Dottie you should see Liz's craft room!! It's "organized chaos", she knows where everything is, but if I tried to find anything I'd be lost!! :))

irisriver

Not sloppy just happily used! Grins!☺

Hismorts

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Dottie, I've seen a lot worse. You should see the inside of my son-in-laws tackle box. It takes him an hour to hook up when we get there because he can't find anything and it's only about the size of a big shoe box!

CJ45

Well I looked in and I haven't seen an embroidery hoop for years. LOL!!!

DixieGal

Haha! John, I would like to have seen you in your skirt and apron! Did you let your hair grow long and put it in a ponytail?? What a cutie you must have been!!

Thanks Fishes, Cyndi and Judy. I feel pretty good about it now!! But I have to admit, it has been much messier than this. : )

jals

I am LMBO right now, Dottie, because you don't know what messy is, evidently. I did take pictures of the stuff I carried out of my craft room, but I don't know that I will ever be brave enough to show them. Trust me, your sewing box looks very neat!

Actually I think it looks pretty neat compared to some I have seen. Thanks for the tag.

Fishes

Looks good to me!

rswestley

Thank you Dottie, it was very kind of you to tag me! But? Why your sewing chest? I stopped wearing aprons and skirts a loooooong time ago. I don't even know how to sew... but if you want to show me the inside of your oven to see what's cooking, yeah, I could understand that.... what time is dinner?

gogogo

:-D

DixieGal

That's good!! LOL!

gogogo

Well, I didn't spot any tangles. lol

DixieGal

Pam, I had the habit of just dropping whatever I was finished using. Sometimes I had to untangle a few things. Thanks for your nice comment.

gogogo

Enjoyed working puzzle and peering inside your sewing chest - thank you, Dottie. This looks fairly neat to me - it is certainly not a disorganized mess. :-)

DixieGal

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