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2 months ago
mel
Done & Done Wrote: > Perhaps the Asians can increase our study ethic while we teach them to party? Ha!
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2 months ago
mel
Done, That is very interesting about your Dad and Mom. Great that your Dad was able to have good opportunities due to his abilities, not just school credentials. I had an uncle who went to Med school on a football scholarship. Always thought that was funny. Those were the days! He became a surgeon, luckily I never needed his services! I can see why it has been a struggle dealing with you
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2 months ago
mel
Polly, Have you see the prices for wheelbarrows? Yikes! To save $50+ bucks I am sure someone wanted it no matter how worn. Tumwater, funny!
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2 months ago
mel
I remember some church guy saying at the time that Katrina was punishment for gays. So, there is always some idiot. When the bees have all been killed off from pesticides and the crops are no longer pollinated because of it, that dude can be smug and self-satisfied as the world starves, since it's god's will. sorry you are upset. :(
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2 months ago
mel
If so, there is a serious deficit of costumes and imagination. Moron churches and church services have nothing....no stained glass, no beautiful choir nor energetic band, no robes for the head guy...things other services I've been to, had. No pagentry, no processions holding the cross. No embroidered seat covers, no artifacts up front to look at. Nothing. I assume that is all saved for the tem
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2 months ago
mel
Glad you are doing better. Hang in there!!!
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2 months ago
mel
Coffee shops used to be nicer before they became so noisy-grinders and loud machines, constantly. I don’t feel guilty going in but I don’t like them because of the noise.
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2 months ago
mel
I never went in them while I was in the cult. I could now but if I’m going out a restaurant would be preferable, if a friend wants to drink nice restaurants will have alcohol on the menu. So many crimes and homicides seem to start in bars, seems like good places to avoid. I think for me at least, sugary desserts are more a risk to be habit forming than alcohol. :)
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2 months ago
mel
nomonomo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Death ends the dim hope that maybe, just maybe, somehow the wrongs will be made right, or acknowledged or "fixed" in some way... Well said. Nomo, I am sorry your family was so awful to you. :(
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2 months ago
mel
Cheryl Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You deserve more appreciation and better treatment. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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2 months ago
mel
I was in the library a few days ago and there were a couple kids working together on homework. I heard one of them use the word “hypotenuse” and I was so happy kids were still learning that! Both kids were white, native English speakers. Interesting post, Done. I wonder what’s going on? About being dirt poor, I grew up in a nice suburb of SoCal and in high school, you either bought a pi
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2 months ago
mel
elderolddog Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ...and the temple is worthy of them! Ha! Good one!!!!
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2 months ago
mel
Aquarius123 Wrote: > > That happened to me! My mother secretly left everything to my brother....It really is a hefty betrayal. Wow! We are all in the same sad club. How rotten it is, that parents who are supposed to be for their children are only “against” them. Thanks for sharing, Aquarius.
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2 months ago
mel
Don, I read an interesting book which is about the family dynamic of homes with a narcissistic parent. The author is a psychologist and tells of his father secretly leaving everything to the author’s brothers, after telling lies and bad-mouthing the author for decades. The book is called “the human magnet syndrome “ by Rosenberg. You are not alone and not at fault. I wish you the
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2 months ago
mel
Gordon B. Stinky Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They have to blame the victim in order to not look/feel bad... You have nailed it, Gordon. Got it exact. Sad.
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2 months ago
mel
Nightingale Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ...But it was my own thread Yes. Being attacked for a topic you started is disheartening. It has a chilling effect on your desire to start another topic, which is a shame. If people don’t like someone’s topic, no need to post on it, just move to the next! The very first topic I ever posted someone made fu
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2 months ago
mel
Cheryl Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ...I didn't care if the post stayed or went because I thought it didn't reflect on me as much as the person who originated it. Ah. You are so right. That is a very mature viewpoint!!! > > Seems like your recovery is progressing well and I'm sure many others are as happy as I am about it. Thank you so much
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2 months ago
mel
babyloncansuckit Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ralphie is working on a bar of soap. Oh Babs, you always make me laugh! You are truly a treasure. :)
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2 months ago
mel
Hi Cheryl, I wanted to let you know: I DID report the "Dazed and Confused" "f**-you" post to the moderators, immediately. For whatever reason, the mods did not remove the post. I waited around a day and a half and when the post was still up, stated my opinion that Dazed owed you an apology. It was my understanding that hurling schoolyard profanities was against Board
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2 months ago
mel
Elder Berry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why are we having this conversation? The report > button exists for a reason. Did you or Cheryl use > it? Once again, a review of the Guidelines would benefit you. Because Cheryl answered the criticism, the Moderators did not delete the thread nor post. Just as, since I chose to answer the original ob
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2 months ago
mel
Elder Berry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So show me where telling someone off is a personal > attack? Gosh, Elder Berry, writing someone to "F** Off isn't a personal attack?
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2 months ago
mel
babyloncansuckit Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- >There’s no substitute for being close when they’re young, which the church ironically interferes with. Yes, that was always funny to me, how often the parents left their kids with unknown adults, just because they were other members. These adults were assumed to be okay, just because of being in the cult
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2 months ago
mel
snowball Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How many of the people we saw converted on our missions were gone in a few months! I lasted a little over a year. But all the other converts during the time I was there, were gone after a few Sundays. Apparently I was a slow learner!
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2 months ago
mel
babyloncansuckit Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, but I doubt it’s that easy. Why not take > this as a cautionary tale? Yes, you are probably right. The world, and for sure, this Board, is filled with cautionary tales.
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2 months ago
mel
Elder Berry Wrote: > Where do you get this? You can tell someone off. Actually, Elder Berry, personal attacks are not what the Board is about, it is about support and discussing ideas, disagreeing with ideas in a civilized manner. NOT hurling obscenities at others. I believe you should review the Guidelines, personal attacks as perpetrated against Cheryl by the OP in his post of May 2
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2 months ago
mel
Cheryl Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Rough place? Hmm, not a good excuse. No, it is not an excuse. The guidelines clearly state the purpose of the Board is to provide help, support, and a place for people struggling with their Mormon faith to hear, and voice, doubts and opinions. Guidelines are clearly stated in the stickies. Hurling obscenities against
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2 months ago
mel
babyloncansuckit Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > He’s returning with a nail gun. Modernization! Ha!
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2 months ago
mel
Lot's Wife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Eats, shoots and leaves. Love that book!
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2 months ago
mel
caffiend Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > mel Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > >....let a cute > > teenage guy push me under water, again? > > I've never been there, but I don't believe it's > cute teenage boys who are doing the dunking. Oooh, your missionaries weren't cute teenagers? M
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2 months ago
mel
[|] Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for the explanation!!! :) :) :)
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