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Group active since Mon, Jun 24, 2013

This is an open forum for anyone to start a new thread (discussion), or comment on existing or future discussions. Feel free to post any subject or question at any time as long as you abide by the rules below.

We certainly don't require that you adhere to our personal beliefs and opinions.

We do require that you adhere to the following rules, which are simple:

1.Honor and respect other’s opinions, even if you disagree with them.
2.Use no profanity or obscenities
3.No personal, racial, ethnic or religious slurs (see rule #1)
4.If you see a subject which truly upsets you, take a step back and calm down before you post a response (again, see rule #1 and #3)
5.No pot smoking or excessive drinking (just kidding)

I hope you will participate with enthusiasm. I love open lively discussions with my friends. I think they help us learn and expand our outlook on life.


We'd love for you to join our discussions.

sallye bates
an hour ago

Hello, Thursday

I didn't get much sleep last night; I couldn't find a comfortable position, so I spent a lot of time up and down, so I'll probably take a nap sometime this afternoon. That's the nice thing about being retired, you control what you do and when you do it. LOL

Another record set yesterday here for confirmed virus cases. We also had more deaths. Boy, this virus doesn't seem to be letting up at all. Most of the re-opening protocol has been pushed back, and they are discussing pushing it all back to StayHome again. They say that will be a last resort. We have a large beautiful Convention Center here and part of it is being converted to corona virus units just in case, which seems imminent since our Health Officer is saying we only have 24 open beds currently.

I hope you are staying safe and cautious when you go out and about. Love and hugs to all.

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sallye bates
14 hours ago

It's Time to Rest

Put your worries aside, lay your head down, close your eyes and rest.

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sallye bates
20 hours ago

Wednesday Comics

It could have happened this way.

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sallye bates
20 hours ago

Are You Registered

With all the chaos going on in our country right now, never has the importance of your vote been more critical.

No matter what your political bent, please contact your local government or log on to this link to check and make sure you are officially registered to vote. If not, this site also explains how to get registered.

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sallye bates
Tuesday at 9:15 PM

Goodnight, All

Have a restful sleep, and awaken refreshed for another day in the world of COVID-19. Stay safe.

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sallye bates
Tuesday at 10:03 AM

Road Trip

sounds like Heaven right about now. I remember all the vacations we took when I was a kid. I don't know how my parents managed not to murder at least one of us four kids. Cars back then were large enough to accommodate a family of 6. That was back before there were any interstate umpty lanes freeways. Mostly two lane country roads where you could see the beautiful countryside as we were driving to our destination. From Dallas to Houston was about a 6 hour trip, which now can be done in 2-3 hours tops. Same with Dallas to Austin, and Dallas to San Antonio was a couple of hours more. We also went north to Oklahoma; Lake Texoma is a lovely lake and we stayed in a large log cabin. Then as we got older, my parents got smart and took their vacation without us, usually sticking us in summer camps while they were gone, or entrusting our care to my grandmother who lived across the street (and watched us with an eagle eye).

We mostly flew with our kids, but one summer we took an extended road trip for my husband to visit most of his produce suppliers. We made a big loop from Dallas west and north to Vancouver; back south to Washington, Oregon and California, then through the desert states home to Dallas.

I hope the country will soon be safe for people to take road trips and explore their heritage. Have a wonderful Tuesday filled with love and laughter. Stay safe.

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