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Old 10-05-2007, 01:01 PM   #21
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I wish your Mom were alive today and living down the hall from me. I could use a few potlucks!


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Old 10-05-2007, 02:25 PM   #22
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well, mom didn't actually cook. in fact, in one house she simply took the door off the wall oven and used the nook for a dried flower arrangement.

but she taught me well how to make reservations. she would have been delighted to throw you are pot luck party and she would have known all the best cooks in your building to invite.

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:00 PM   #23
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my very sociable mom was a great example of this. mom loved to party and always made her own niche regardless of her means nor of where she resided.
These people are priceless. There were a couple in my neighborhood about 10 years ago who would organize great block parties. Everybody would come. A Ghananian (sp?) lady in my basic computing class last year had an avocation for party planning. She regularly organized parties with hundreds of people in various halls in her neighborhood. Everyone in her community knows her and loves her. Her husband took my class after her and he was a shy retiring guy. Go figure.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:21 AM   #24
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We did the executive climber thing:, then 1600, 2200, 5000. The last was on an acreage with a view to downtown 25 miles away and lots of room for 2 teenage boys with their friends and cars.

Now we live in a 2000sq.ft. penthouse where the nearest window is four blocks away and 8 stories down, yet the bottom of the elevator is 2 minutes from shopping/dining in an urban village. This has made us feel very spoiled. We even have some very good neighbors in our building.

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