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Recipe swaps, fun and games, news items, quizzes, just need advice?... Almost anything goes. Please join us! Humbly beginning as "Grandparent To Grandparent", we found that we loved, respected and wanted to include all of our wonderful JAP friends. By unanimous decision, it was agreed to change our name and logo to be an all-inclusive, all-welcoming merry band of misfits. =)

As always, please be kind, gentle, respectful and non-judgmental. Above all, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! Welcome!

Peg

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18 Hours Ago

20 Easy and Delicious Pizza Recipes

Pizza is a great menu idea for almost any day of the week. Check out these great recipes...


sixsistersstuff.com/...-recipes.html

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18 Hours Ago

Unsolved Historical Mysteries, JFK

Who killed JFK?

This is probably the biggest mystery in American history that will never be resolved to everyone's satisfaction. On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (although some speculate that he wasn't the only one shooting). On Nov. 24, 1963, before Oswald could stand trial, Oswald was fatally shot by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Ruby died of lung cancer on Jan. 3, 1967. [10 Persistent Kennedy Assassination Theories]

The most widely accepted explanation is that Oswald killed JFK on his own and Ruby killed Oswald, on his own volition. Ruby's stated motivation was to spare Jacqueline Kennedy "the discomfiture of [Oswald] coming back to trial." However there are still a significant number of professional historians, along with many amateurs, who do not agree with this explanation and since JFK's death, numerous alternative explanations have been brought forward by historians and amateurs. Given that significant new evidence is unlikely to appear, a firm consensus will probably never be reached.

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18 Hours Ago

Good Monday Morning, Friends!

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the last Monday in February. I, for one, am thrilled to see February coming to an end. I've been jinxed with February ever since I was a kid. A couple more days (...knock on wood) and I'll have made it through unscathed this year. =)

We had an incredibly tough weekend, weather-wise. It all started with a blizzard on Friday with 40 mph wind gusts which spread into Saturday. We had heavy snowfalls, snow squalls, freezing rain, hail, thunder, frightening winds... you name it. Living near the Great Lakes, you just never know what is going to be thrown at you. Remember the song "The Edmond Fitzgerald"?? lol That's what it felt like around here this weekend. All I needed was a schooner. =) I think our snowfall probably totaled around 8". *sigh* I swear we're the only place in the country where our kids go on Easter egg hunts in snow suits and boots. Haha!

Anyhoo, the winds are now calm and we're sitting at a balmy and sunny 11 degrees. We should make it into the 40's today, only to drop back into the 20's for the rest of the week. Hoping to get out this afternoon, get some sunshine and do a little shopping for the bathroom reno that I'm working on.

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. =)

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Friday at 12:38 PM

Watch As Ellen Degeneres & Walmart Give College Scholarships To An Entire Graduating Class

Ellen Degeneres and Walmart team together to distribute full college scholarships to an entire graduating class in Brooklyn, NY. The world needs more philanthropists like this...


huffingtonpost.com/...b0780bac282e36?

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Friday at 8:38 AM

Are You A Beer Aficionado? Name These Famous Beers By Their Label

It's Friday which means that it's okay to kick back and enjoy a cold one, right? Test your beer IQ by naming these beers simply by their label...

buzzfeed.com/...cldd3ldwo#.moZaNrap0

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Friday at 8:28 AM

Can You Guess What Food Your State Is Best Known For?

This is an amazing list of the most popular food in each of the 50 states. See if you can guess what your state is best known for...

spoonuniversity.com/...-is-known-for

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Friday at 8:19 AM

Unsolved Mysteries Of The World, Egypt

Where is Cleopatra's tomb?

An elaborate tomb filled with millions of dollars worth of gold, silver and gems remains missing to this day.

Ancient writers claim that Cleopatra VIIand her lover, Mark Antony, were buried together in a tomb after their deaths in 30 B.C. The writer Plutarch (A.D. 45-120) wrote that the tomb was located near a temple of Isis, an Egyptian goddess, and was a "lofty and beautiful" monument containing treasures made of gold, silver, emeralds, pearls, ebony and ivory.

The location of the tomb remains a mystery. In 2010, Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former antiquities minister, conducted excavations at a site near Alexandria now called Taposiris Magna, which contains a number of tombs dating to the era when Cleopatra VII ruled Egypt. While many interesting archaeological discoveries were made, Cleopatra VII's tomb was not among them Hawass reported in a series of news releases. Archaeologists have noted that even if Cleopatra's tomb does survive to this day, it may be heavily plundered and unidentifiable.

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Friday at 8:07 AM

Good Morning, Friends! It's FRIDAY!

It's Friday! My favorite day of the week! My husband and I always go out for a nice, casual lunch and a wonderful Friday Date Night dinner. A huge list of exciting weekend plans accompanied by payday! Woohoo!! Oh... that's right...There's a raging blizzard outside with zero visibility, horrendous horizontal winds and freezing cold, near zero wind chills. Dang. Never mind. lol

The amount of snow forecast for the 48 hour storm period has already been met in its first three hours, sooooo I think it's safe to say that we will beat expectations. For Pete's sake, I was just sitting on my deck two days ago wearing my shades and sweating in the sunshine. The worst part? The forecast looks cold and miserable for at least the next ten days.

Well, if you are fortunate enough to have warm, lovely weather, do something fun for me. =) Wishing you all a wonderful (...and warm) Friday!

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