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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

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Fri Mar 17, 23 11:31 AM CST

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Fri Mar 17, 23 11:45 AM CST

Hi Donna

I don't really mind one way or another whether the replies go in here or under the post. I do though sort of wish the forum had a way for us to pick up where we left off rather than having to plough through all the replies to find where it was I last read up to. Not that there is anything much you can do about that. But no, I am happy with whatever way works best for you. 

Laura (Scotland)

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Fri Mar 17, 23 12:07 PM CST

"We buy the things that help us to not spend." 

This line from the post - I agree with this so much!  

When 2008 hit, some of the state and federal work my husband's employer contracted for started to dry up.  As time went on, most projects got delayed or cancelled and his employer had to start laying off employees.  By early 2010, although my husband wasn't in danger of layoff, he knew that when it got to where he had absolutely nothing to do, he would resign, rather than draw a paycheck for doing nothing.  With that in mind, I started right then buying things like an umbrella dryer, a dehydrator, a mop with washable pads and second-hand cloth napkins. I bought a 5-gallon bucket and ingredients to make laundry detergent, and got the supplies and started making my own household cleaners.  I still use and do these things today.  It was not an easy time right after he resigned, but I was grateful that I had thought ahead and bought these things before I needed them.  Today they continue to help me save money.

I'm afraid I'm no help on "forum vs. comments."  I don't mind either way!

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Fri Mar 17, 23 12:14 PM CST

Hi Donna, 

 For me I can do either way, but it’s probably easier to have the comments below the article. But by all means do whatever works best for you

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Fri Mar 17, 23 12:50 PM CST

Grandma Donna wrote,  Hi everyone that is reading this from here down.  On my blog post Peek Week Friday, in this thread, I posted a question on that post at the bottom, and the question was, do you prefer forum or comment section, but I deleted that question off the post because right away, I realized by the first two comments, by Laura B and Diane W, that we are one big family and either way you are here (Hugs). Thank you Laura B and Diane B for answering.  Laura brought up about the difficulty to find your place to where you have read to and I agree because I have to do that and not sure how to fix that, I don't think there is.  She was just replying to the question I asked. I am a bit wish washy lately.   

Joan S, you completely understood that think about it part in my post. Thank you for sharing that.

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Fri Mar 17, 23 2:12 PM CST

We have used portieres for the past two years to close off our family room/kitchen area which is heated by a gas fireplace. That fireplace is the only heat we have used as well, mainly running it at night when it starts turning cold.  The rest of the house is chilly but not freezing (we live in N CA).  I didn’t even know that the word portiere existed!  Just hung up some fleece blankets purchased on clearance at Target - $10.  Well worth it. We also have the exact same umbrella clothesline G’Ma D has just purchased and it’s pretty much all I use - unless we’re blessed with a week of rain.  Take care everyone.   

11 posts
Sat Mar 18, 23 5:43 AM CST

Oh I am getting spoiled with these frequent posts. So enjoy them in this busy world

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Sat Mar 18, 23 10:25 AM CST
Diana wrote:

Oh I am getting spoiled with these frequent posts. So enjoy them in this busy world

Right?  Me too!!

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Wed Mar 22, 23 11:58 AM CST

loving these perks at your week!

Can you share about your new clothesline? I love how it folds in and has a cover for when not in use. I wonder if it’s on Amazon.

Thank you

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Wed Mar 22, 23 12:13 PM CST

Grandma Donna wrote,  Anna G, yes I did get the clothesline on Amazon and right now it is 35% off.  

This is what it is called on Amazon.   Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Outdoor 4 Arm Clothesline Height Adjustable, Folding Clothes Drying Rack + Ground Spike & Cover, 197 Feet, Metallic Gray

I really like it, it is important to make sure to level it when putting it in the ground.  It was not difficult to do just make sure to level it.  We did this when we put it in the ground and we have not had any issues with tilting or any issues at all. 

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