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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:30 am 
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This is not unlike the Russian custom of giving out food in memory of the loved ones. Usually it is done on birthdays, the anniversaries of death, or other significant dates. The custom is to take at least two pieces and not to thank the bereaved.

I still remember when old women would come out to the sidewalk as we walked home to school and offer candy "to remember" as they had no family to remember with them.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 am 
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A very nice custom. Having grown up in a melting pot, we lose some of those customs.

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I've known this song for years and finally managed to track it down (had the title wrong!)
Made more awesome because it's 'local' - the cities mentioned are all in Washington (or close to it) :D


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I was today years old when I heard the original song that the James Bond theme was based on. :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:28 pm 
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Gesundheit Mr. Bond? :D

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:42 am 
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https://youtu.be/2pVe_pNnnqA

I have no connection to the South, having only been there long enough to get addicted to fried pickles (about 15 minutes) but these guys crack me up. I didn't know why I found them so relatable until this video.

That's basically my mom's fridge. Not shown, my husband's constant struggle to keep me from doing the same thing.

Gotta love the hundred-reply thread of solidarity from around the world! Sometimes even YouTube comments are worth reading.

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LOL.. how does she have so many margarine containers if she doesn't use it?

I reuse lots of large yogurt containers but most often for things going into the freezer. They are nice for sending food to my daughter. She can just recycle them & is not expected to give them back. I also reuse glass jars. I have a chest freezer and when I make large batches of spaghetti sauce or chili they are nice for storage.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:18 pm 
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That’s my aunt’s fridge. Just replace those tubs with the yogurt tubs.

I *loved* the sigh and the head shake!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:42 pm 
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RoseMorninStar wrote:
LOL.. how does she have so many margarine containers if she doesn't use it?


According to the comments, from other people giving her leftovers of shared meals, etc. I can confirm that I have containers from things I've never tasted because my mom sent me a care package in them.

Mom gets it from her mother. Her love language was feeding people.

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I think I might have plugged this Youtube channel before, but anyway, for those interested in American history:



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We used to belong to a civil war group. It's fascinating period of history. I'm glad I didn't have to live through it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:53 am 
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https://pca.st/episode/329afbe4-2bfb-4a ... a03a14a88b

A podcast of Neil Gaiman reading the Christmas Carol from Dickens' own prompt copy, marked up by Dickens himself for performing.

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This is one of the great sing-alongs of all-time.


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This video has 42 MILLION views! :shock:

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Though it sounds like an old standard, Vince Gill wrote "Go Rest High on That Mountain" in 1994, inspired by the death of country great Keith Whitley due to complications from alcoholism in 1989. Though Gill began writing the song after Whitley's death, he finished it following the death of his own older brother in 1993. Despite the devastating lyrical content and tragic circumstances, it's noted for its spiritually optimistic note. Plenty of others thought so too, as the song won two Grammys that year and received the BMI award for "Most Performed Song" in 1997.]


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jXrmAKBBTU&ab_channel=VinceGillVEVO[/youtube]

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This video has 42 MILLION views! :shock:

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Though it sounds like an old standard, Vince Gill wrote "Go Rest High on That Mountain" in 1994, inspired by the death of country great Keith Whitley due to complications from alcoholism in 1989. Though Gill began writing the song after Whitley's death, he finished it following the death of his own older brother in 1993. Despite the devastating lyrical content and tragic circumstances, it's noted for its spiritually optimistic note. Plenty of others thought so too, as the song won two Grammys that year and received the BMI award for "Most Performed Song" in 1997.]





Oh I love this song :love:

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Another version of it, done at the Opry for George Jones's funeral. Like the man who inspired Vince to write the song, Jones struggled with addiction problems that destroyed his marriage to his previous wife, singer Tammy Wynette and nearly ruined his career.

Party way through the song, Garth Brooks, who is sitting beside George's widow, Nancy, stands up to pay tribute to George, and to Vince, who is starting to lose it due to emotion. The rest of the Opry audience follows Garth in coming to their feet.

The singer accompanying Vince is Patty Loveless. I found her obvious concern for Vince as he struggles to get through the song very touching.


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Enjoy a satisfying dose of Schadenfreude as you watch a would-be porch pirate get foiled by.... Canada

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Thoroughly enjoyed! :rotfl:

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Porch pirate foiled by the most Canadian of anti-theft devices: A snowbank

Laughing so hard!!

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The best part is where the guy he attempted to rob tries to give him helpful advice about how to get his car unstuck :D

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