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  1. General Chat
    When we were there my mom gave me some 9 mm films that used to belong to my aunt (my godmother) who passed away in 1968 when I was 10. Dh took them to a company that would put them onto a DVD. We got it back today and have just watched it. A film about my aunt's last trip abroad before she...
  2. General Chat
    The couch started shaking bake and forth - with me on it (and our LR is on the second floor) for over 1 minute and the heavy entertainment center was shaking. OMG - that was the worst one I have ever felt. DH is on the road - I hope he gets back soon - wonder how far it travelled - we don't...
  3. Bright Horizons
    ~I'm so incredibly proud of him! And his teeth are in great shape too. :sun:~
  4. General Chat
    September 11 ~ May we all remember it in some way today, so we never forget. As we remember one of the most horrific/memorable days ever, what are some of your memories of September 11, 2001? I'll start... I was sitting at my desk at work when people went rushing past me with panicked looks on...
  5. Weddings and bridal showers
    I married my wonderful husband.
  6. Dave Ramsey
    Ok i get this collection notice, a past due bill from 10 years ago. From verizon regarding a cell phone. For 1 i never owned a cell back then and didn't get a cell till i remarried in 04. I live here at the same addresse since 03 and just now getting this bill. So i call them the bill is $284...
  7. General Chat
    Just a curiosity question... I was wondering, are you better off now than you were a year ago? Have your frugal ways made a difference in that time frame? A simple poll.
  8. Frugal Living
    It's been nearly a year since the major bank failures and stock market crash (and panic) of last year. How do you feel your family is doing these days? Are you up, are you down? Are you still worried? Are you more or less prepared for a financial emergency than you were last summer? Did you...
  9. Support
    I come from the text-book dysfunctional family. Controlling, poor boundaries, emotional abuse, etc. I was raised the first years of my life by my grandparents, I spent many weekends and summers with them even after my mother decided to get married and be a parent. (Which she ended up hating...
  10. General Chat
    8 people were killed in the mall shooting in Nebraska. Please take a momemt today to remember those wonderful souls. http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20081205/Mall.Shooting.Anniversary/ I will be lighting a candle today in memory of Maggie Webb, who was a very close friend of my...
  11. Discount Stores
    I went to Aldi last night. I generally go to Aldi only a few times a year as what I find to be their best deals I can buy in bulk and store. Every time I've went this year the jumps have caught me off guard. Last night when I cam home I pulled out the Thanksgiving/Christmas receipt envelope from...
  12. General Chat
    I joined the wonderful community of Frugal Village. I have watched this incredible site grow from membership of hundreds to membership of over 16,000. I remember how exciting it was to reach the milestone of 1000 posts and how much fun it was getting to it. I am working on 13,000 posts now...
  13. General Chat
    ...I married my best friend. :)
  14. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    This guy has my vote.
  15. News you can use
    Gasoline price unchanged from a week ago, remain at a record $4.08 Average pump prices for gasoline were unchanged over the previous week at $4.08 a gallon, the U.S. government said Monday, up ...
  16. General Chat
    Ten years ago I was 49, enjoying my career, worried about my family, not getting much sleep, trying to do it all (KWIM?). Today I am 59, retired, still worried about my family, getting much more sleep, and finally starting to realize that I can't do it all. Ten years ago we owed on a car and...
  17. General Chat
    Today may be St Pats Day to all of you, but in our family, it is FAMILY DAY. This was the day that we became parents while in Russia. We went to Russia to adopt our boys in March of 1999. WOW! It seems like yesterday, and forever-ago, all at the same time. Each year we try and do something...
  18. Holidays-Special Occasions-Celebrations
    DH and I got married. In front of a justice of the peace. With a borrowed dress, dh in jeans and a new shirt and vest, and a homemade silk flower bouquet.
  19. General Chat
    About three weeks ago I posted I was excited I finaly paid off Jcpenny. Then a week after that I posted a rant about how they double debted my account and I couldnt get anybody to refund me. Well I got refunded alright. TWICE. Now I am back to square one. I am going to transfer the extra that...
  20. Holidays-Special Occasions-Celebrations
    ...DH and I tied the knot. :cheergrl::cheergrl::cheergrl::cheergrl::cheergrl: It's been a LONG TOUGH road for us as we lived in 2 different states for half of that time. So, I'd love it if we could celebrate somewhere away from home, but frugally. Any suggestions??
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