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knotheadusc
I have seen Confederate flags in several European countries.
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7 days ago
knotheadusc
This is an obituary for my friend. I lost touch with her when my family left the DC area. She really was a very accomplished woman and would have gone far. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/lbryan.htm And yes, they did catch the perpetrator and he did go to Leavenworth. He was a member of the Old Guard before this happened. Incidentally, she graduated from the high school I would have
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7 days ago
knotheadusc
When I was little, my dad was stationed at Mildenhall AFB in Suffolk, England. We lived in base housing. Across the street from us was a Black family with a daughter my age. We played together and moved to the DC area at about the same time. Her dad was a high ranking Army officer who was close friends with Colin Powell. When my friend was 21, she graduated from Princeton and reported to F
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12 days ago
knotheadusc
That sounds really weird. I feel sorry for the trainer. Seems like the mission would be hard enough without the diet police.
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13 days ago
knotheadusc
I've been here since around 2002, although I didn't really post anything until 2003 or 2004. I remember it took a long time before people believed my story... or really my husband's story, since he's the exmo. I also remember, back in the day, it seemed like a lot of people were angrier and meaner. I distinctly remember being attacked by certain posters, most of whom no longer hang out here, f
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21 days ago
knotheadusc
I don’t like tattoos, but I was never Mormon anyway.
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27 days ago
knotheadusc
My father was a big proponent of spanking. It was his "go to" method of discipline, along with yelling and sarcasm. When he died, I shed somewhat few tears. The tears I did shed were for the side of him that was fun, loving, and kind. In some ways, he was a better parent than my mom was, mainly because he actually wanted children. If he hadn't been an alcoholic with PTSD and untr
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4 weeks ago
knotheadusc
Meh... I live in Germany, and the beer is great here, but it lacks variety. Sometimes I really miss American craft beers. They're catching on here, too.
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5 weeks ago
knotheadusc
When I was a high school senior, we visited the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, months before they closed it and tore it down. There were still prisoners there. They showed us death row, and even the electric chair, which some of my classmates sat on. I will never forget that experience, especially since they closed it so soon afterwards. I remember seeing birds flying in the main
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5 weeks ago
knotheadusc
Watching it now. It's fascinating.
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6 weeks ago
knotheadusc
That video really is upsetting. That poor guy was so brave to speak out. Shame on his neighbors for mocking him.
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6 weeks ago
knotheadusc
stillanon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > "That must be causing anguish for your entire > family" > > I'm sure their anguish is nowhere near what the > victims families of the dead are experiencing. I'm sure no one is disputing that the victims' families are suffering. I see nothing wrong with acknowledging that families of thos
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7 weeks ago
knotheadusc
I have read that he's a very good businessman.
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7 weeks ago
knotheadusc
I ended up downloading their live from Wembley album after hearing the news. Listening to it now.
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7 weeks ago
knotheadusc
Recently, I've been watching episodes of the 80s series, Fame. It helps me forget about the traumas of today. Yesterday, I was traumatized anew when I caught one of Jimmy Osmond's two episodes in which he plays a young man who is educationally disabled, yet brilliantly talented in music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY8wfcbVA5I Check out Larry B. Scott, the guy who played Lavar Latrell
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8 weeks ago
knotheadusc
When I lived in Texas, there were people who would take recyclables and trade it for cash or claim it for themselves. Personally, I don’t like that people do that, especially when they make a mess. In some areas, it’s against the law to dumpster dive because recyclables are a source of revenue for the local government. I guess the alternative is to take the recyclables yourself and trade
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
My husband’s daughter used to be pretty hateful to my husband for not being worthy… but I am happy to report that although she is still devout, she has become a completely different person. She has empathy and kindness in her heart…. And she recently told us it was she was like my husband, rather than her mom. And I can attest that she’s right. Religious people are not better sim
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
It had to happen sometime, but I am still sad about it. We saw him play with The Stones in 2018 and it was an amazing concert. He was such a classy, elegant guy and sharp player.
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Kind of like Josie Duggar’s niece, Mackynzie, is two months younger than she is, and Kendra Caldwell Duggar, married to Joe Duggar has been pregnant at the same time her mother has, not once, but twice! The mind boggles.
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Some of you know that besides singing old showtunes, I'm also a writer, of sorts. Some time ago, I ran across a YouTube channel by an ex Mormon who calls herself Exmo Lex. I used one of her videos in a post I wrote, so I get her videos suggested to me on YouTube. This morning, I decided to watch one of her most recent videos. It was about how she discovered that her family was calling her a
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Ivermectin is also used in heartworm treatment and preventative. That's the stuff we gave our dog, Ginger, in the 80s when she got heartworms... What are people thinking?
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Up until last year, my music addiction was mostly satisfied through drunken downloads.
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Thanks for listening! I will have to look into the pedals. I can’t believe how much GAS I have had since taking up the guitar. We have five of them now, because my husband is also learning to play. He’s more interested in electric, while I prefer acoustic.
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Cool! I will look into it! I'm giving some thought to learning bass at some point, too.
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
I haven’t figured out pedals yet. But I have gotten to the point at which I can play along with some simple songs. Barre chords are getting better, too. Working on fingerpicking. Guitar is the gift COVID lockdowns gave me. ;)
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Actually, as a nevermo, I am grateful to people on this board for posting about music and books. I have found a lot of good stuff here. Ex Mormons tend to be brave, intelligent, and have good taste. That is why they’re ex Mormons.
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
The last theater production I saw was a British production of Avenue Q back in 2016. We had just done a Scottish cruise and stopped in Stoke on Trent on our way to Mildenhall to see where I lived when I was very young. I didn't discover Avenue Q until after we saw The Book of Mormon Musical in Texas. I loved Avenue Q, even though I got noro on the cruise as wasn’t feeling very well when we s
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Which version? Judy’s or Joni’s? Meh... I tried both. I think Joni's is better for wistful depression. https://www.singsnap.com/#/d/listen/11454721 But Judy's lends itself to aggression and hostility. I had to be careful on hers, because the sound cuts out if I get too shrill. https://www.singsnap.com/#/d/listen/11454730 I probably ought to do more of this. It's good for th
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2 months ago
knotheadusc
Back in the summer of 2004, a bunch of exmos got together in Alexandria at some pub. I remember you were there, telling us about your mission in France and your college years. But I don’t think anyone else who was at that gathering still posts. As it was, I had only been posting for a couple of years, and it wasn’t very often because I was kind of intimidated by some of the posters at th
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