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Inherited Money My Father-In-Law's cache

Thea has been going through her mother’s house getting it ready to be estate-sale’d. One of the realizations that we’ve touched upon is that her parents didn’t really have very many keepsakes. What bric-a-brac there is there’s no history behind it. Sure there’s china and silverware but it’s not “Aunt Edna’s China” and “Uncle Andrew’s silverware”. Without any connection, as a collection, it’s just junk. So Leroy had a lot of South Vietnamese money. “Was he in Vietnam War?” “I…
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I’ve changed…watches. Fitbit Versa

The problem that I’ve always had keeping a log, journal, blog, whatever, is just deciding what, if anything, makes a difference in my life and then trying to figure out what kind of difference it makes. Is it blog-worthy. My life, in general, goes from day to day with unremarkably little changing. Some weeks, the biggest news to share is the bumper-sticked Chevy Bolt that I got behind on Thursday. Not that I did get behind one on Thursday or…
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Changes and Updates

We’ve owned our house for over a year and it still doesn’t quite feel like home to me. We haven’t been in it for a year yet. That’s in July. But, there’s been many times that I’ve wondered where I put something and my references for where to look have been empty. I only know where I would have looked for it in our old house. New house, did it even move with us or did we let it go?…
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Elder Falls Alma's Turn

My mother is recovering from her hip Girdlestoning. She’s in a rehab clinic getting retrained on how to maneuver from bed to wheelchair to toilet/bath. My sister is getting ramps put in. And mom should recover. Her quality of living will improve as her hip mends in place. It’s likely that my mother will never stand again. Meanwhile, Alma, Thea’s mother, has fallen again. She fell a couple of weeks ago. The caregiver that she has with her most of…
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Guns, Guns, Guns Incomplete thoughts

I’m confused. How is having more guns in school going to solve the problem of mass shootings? Is it meant as a deterrent? As far as I can tell, these sociopaths are going in and shooting until they are captured or killed. Is it just meant to kill the sociopath faster? Instead of protecting the students under their care, you now want teachers to abandon them and go out and confront a gunman. Aren’t you just putting a target on…
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