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Bonita replied on Tue, May 14 2013 10:14 AM | Locked

CC, so sorry for the loss of your Un-Dad.

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Bonita replied on Tue, May 14 2013 10:24 AM | Locked

Karla, your murder story made our local news today. Wasn't paying a lot of attention to the TV until I heard them say Fernley and that caught  my attention then. Hpoe they solve it soon.

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Jan replied on Tue, May 14 2013 10:28 AM | Locked

Marie,

My parents being brought up in that era raised us with a few of those things.  Like bathe once a week, in a household bath tub.  Filled once.  You definitely wanted to be the first in.  As the youngest I usually was.  I used to sneak over to friends houses on the way home from school just so I could wash up some while "using their bathroom"  It was quite awful. Most of our family now bathes at least once a day if not more.  And I can guarantee it isn't in a family tub! I am only 54 so well out of those necessities.

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Frances replied on Tue, May 14 2013 10:32 AM | Locked

Marie:

Last evening I went to a Tea with my red hat group.  There was a lady, Pat, dressed up in 1895 garb and talked about what it was like living back then for a woman, very interesting.   Cleaned your husband's house, raised your husband's children, wore corsets winter and summer, mourned the loss of a husband for two years, bathed once a week, were some of the highlights.  Glad I wasn't from that era, missed it by only a few years though!  :  )

 

Marie,

Wish i had been there (for the talk) I love history and if America was the same as the UK, if you were a woman you couldnt own property, couldnt have your own money (apart from your allowance from your husband) and the word No would not be in your vocabulary what hubby wants hubby takes oh and i read somewhere that your waist size should match your age ie if your 21 your waist should be 21 inches or ideally your husband should be able to span your waist with his hands.

As for not from that era i thought you were 21.

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Marie replied on Tue, May 14 2013 12:57 PM | Locked

Frances:

Wish i had been there (for the talk) I love history and if America was the same as the UK, if you were a woman you couldnt own property, couldnt have your own money (apart from your allowance from your husband) and the word No would not be in your vocabulary what hubby wants hubby takes oh and i read somewhere that your waist size should match your age ie if your 21 your waist should be 21 inches or ideally your husband should be able to span your waist with his hands.

As for not from that era i thought you were 21.

That's true, you could not own property or have your own money.  Your allowance was to be used for household items only.  No to hubby meant "oh yes you will" to him.  As for the waist size, she said that wasn't true but it was usually around 26" for a young woman.  Marriage was arranged by your dad and age 17 or 18 was expected.  If you hit 21 you were considered an "old maid".  So if I'm 21 I've reached "old maid" status.  :  )  I'm 3 x that plus a dozen so I'm probably in the "old hen" status or the "put out to pasture" status!  My oldest son keeps trying to take me for that ride!  :  )

 

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Karla replied on Tue, May 14 2013 1:37 PM | Locked

Bonita:

Karla, your murder story made our local news today. Wasn't paying a lot of attention to the TV until I heard them say Fernley and that caught  my attention then. Hpoe they solve it soon.

They have arrested one person (25 yr. old male) on burglary charges, as they found some evidence of stolen items from one of the victims' houses in his possession just a couple of doors down (don't know if it was his house he was in when they arrested him).  The victims all appear to be in their 50's or older (according to the sheriff who just held a news conference).  Won't know cause of death or identities until after the autopsies scheduled for today.  They think there are 5 victims as the they found another body about 30 miles away near where one of the victim's vehicle was found abandoned.  In the 10 years we have been in Fernley, this is the 3rd homicide that we have heard of, and both of the others were domestic violence-type of homicides.

I have a concealed carry permit and I'm usually carrying, but I would have to get to my purse to protect myself, but if I'm out and about you can be assured that I'm armed.

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Nana replied on Tue, May 14 2013 1:48 PM | Locked

Karla

Maybe you need to start carrying in your pocket instead of your purse....LOL>    My son has a concealed carry permit too and also has a pistol on his belt.

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Karla replied on Tue, May 14 2013 1:53 PM | Locked

My husband carries his on his belt, but not when he's at home, mostly because of the grandkids who always run and jump on him.  His is usually up on top of the safe out of the reach of all of them except for the 14 year old who is taller than all of us.  We took him out on the range and taught him gun safety, and threatened him with his life if he ever touched it, although I don't think that he knows it is on top of the safe, as he knows that we keep all of the other guns in the locked safe.

The only time I ever even remember that mine is in my purse is when I leave the casino late at night, especially if people have seen me win some money.  And it is definitely too heavy to carry in my pocket.

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Spudgrandma replied on Tue, May 14 2013 5:00 PM | Locked

Scary times we live in Karla, I hope they find the people quickly.

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MNnancy replied on Tue, May 14 2013 5:04 PM | Locked

Karla:
I have a concealed carry permit and I'm usually carrying, but I would have to get to my purse to protect myself, but if I'm out and about you can be assured that I'm armed.

Did you have your weapon with you in Branson??


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chocake2 replied on Tue, May 14 2013 5:26 PM | Locked

 I can See Karla now, armed with both her seam ripper and her handgun, ready for anything! You Rock, Girl!

Thank you to all of you who offered your condolenses. I appreciate them.

I've been spending a lot of time finding things to do so I don'e have to think...

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chocake2 replied on Tue, May 14 2013 8:07 PM | Locked

Neat-o!! http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/14/18254269-first-quilter-in-space-nasa-astronaut-plans-to-turn-orbital-rags-to-stitches?lite=

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MNnancy replied on Tue, May 14 2013 8:35 PM | Locked

What a great story, CC!  I forwarded it on to my local quilting friends.  How many of us could work under those conditions?   I, for one, don't fall into the hand-quilter category.  Too bad they couldn't bolt a Featherweight to some stable surface for her.


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Karla replied on Tue, May 14 2013 11:15 PM | Locked

MNnancy:
Did you have your weapon with you in Branson??

Yes, I did, but I left it in the room with Sonny most of the time.  I didn't foresee any threats in the sewing room, actually I didn't foresee any threats anywhere, mostly it was just for when on the road.

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Frances replied on Tue, May 14 2013 11:31 PM | Locked

Karla:

MNnancy:
Did you have your weapon with you in Branson??

Yes, I did, but I left it in the room with Sonny most of the time.  I didn't foresee any threats in the sewing room, actually I didn't foresee any threats anywhere, mostly it was just for when on the road.

 

Do you know how strange that sounds to me carrying a gun in your bag.

By the way your probably better off with a rotary cutter, im pretty sure you can do more damage with one of them, just make sure you put in a new blade first.

lots of love

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