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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Good morning, GN!

Mac and Elena --

Our love and good thoughts to the both of you. Heart attacks are damned scary; very glad you’re still with us, Mac! Hope that Elena’s surgery -- and subsequent physical therapy -- goes smoothly.

Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do besides pulling for you two.

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Nice to see Joe, JtB, Colleen, Sulla and TeX; thanks to Mr. WADministrator for the heads-up, too.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Good morning,

Just catching up--thoughts and prayers, Mac, for both you and Mrs. Mac. If there’s anything we can do from California just sing out.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!

Continued prayers for Mac and Elena. You survived one of Cali’s backyard bonfires, you can survive this!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Oh no, Mac & Little Mouse! Prayers have been sent. I’m hoping y’all get through this “meantime” soon.

It was good to hear from some of the other gerbils, too.

Bountiful must be a weird place. A tree falls over and it makes your house more desirable? Somehow, I can see Jerrie selling his house and then making the buyers let him continue to live there while paying him another fee for that clause! And remodeling it! And buying the neighboring houses, leveling them and putting in a museum/shrine to Jerrie! With a special VIP lounge called “The Boobage”.

This was a tough week to get through for BW. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of TM’s death. But the last week, being Holy Week, came before. That was the tough week in 2015 of the death & funeral.

Friday , on a whim, I said I wanted to go to The Honeybaked Ham store & get a spiral cut ham for Easter. (I’ve never been there before. I guess the commercials got to me!) So as we were getting out of the car, a man asked if we had a coupon. I said no & he gave us a$7 off an 8 pound ham. Once inside, BW wanted to buy me a cheesecake, too. An eight pound bone-in ham is pretty Yuuge for two people! When we got home, I opened it up for us to taste & ended up making sandwiches right away! I then divided it up and frozen it. Including the bone to make something in the future. The next morning we had ham bits in an an omelette. By the time Sunday rolled around, we were sick of ham & didn’t want a big dinner! Ha!

Over the weekend, we decided to go to Tiny Town to put flowers on the family plot. This was a tradition they had whenever TM & the girls were in town. Of course, the ones that live there would put Easter lilies out on the grandparents’ grave. BW I I talked about zipping down there & going to the church service, but decided that wouldn’t be right to barge in on the ones that already had their plans made. So we decided to go yesterday after the 9:00 counseling session.

Our plan was to buy some fake flowers, dress the graves, spend the night in a neighboring town, and then visit with relatives the next day. We also wanted to see the bluebonnets and other wildflowers along the way. They were beautiful!

When we got to the cemetary, a volunteer had just mowed our area, but the weed eating around the headstones wasn’t done. So I started pulling away the weeds for the flower placement. There was already an Easter lily in a pot on the Grandparent’s gave. Probably put there by BW’s uncle the day before.

While I was pulling those weeds, I realized that it has been about 50 years since I actually “dressed” a grave myself. I was 10 and helped an aunt hoe & clean up her husbands grave in a small country cemetary. (That we walked a mile to get to) We placed wildflowers that we picked along the way.

BW took a lot of pictures. I don’t know if she will put them on Facebook. She thinks it is bragging, but I say that the scattered relatives would like to see them.
So, after finishing up, BW& I drove around Tiny Town & looked at the outsides of homes that we have seen for sale on the internet, including her grandmother’s house. I would love to live in that town. But we are probably too citified for that life.

BW no longer wanted to stay overnight & visit. She just wanted to come home. So we did. I drove us back & we are now recuperating from the trip.

I hope to hop in later.
Moar prayers for those that need ’em & those that don’t!
See ya later!
(POO-f)

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Gentle Mac and Elena,
My prayers are going strong for both of you to recover quickly
heart attack
^^heartattack^^

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

and….
nobacon

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
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Mac -- listen to Cali. You absolutely must stay away from fake bacon.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Patty Duke has passed away at the age of 69 -- sepsis from a ruptured intestine. How sad and completely preventable.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Mac…
kale

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Very scary Mac. It could have been so much worse.
takecare

sulla
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sulla
5 years ago

It’s easy to miss, or misread, the signs. I’m just glad you acted, and are now on the healing path. Continuing prayers for you and Elena.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Thanks for checking in, Mac. Glad you are moving down that road of recovery.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

And nice to see all the old timers checking in!

joeschmo1of3
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5 years ago
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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Anniversaries are always hard, Rabbit, but they do get better over time. You guys did good.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Thanks, for the Miss Harper update, Mac. I think of her and David often.

sulla
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sulla
5 years ago

I’m so glad Harper and David are still doing okay, the flu aside.