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3 hours ago, LeeDenny said:

A good bra fitter is worth their weight in gold. @SuprSuprElevated It's like getting a mammogram without the pain; they've seen them all. 

I'm sure you're right.  No, I have never done it, never felt the need before now.  Tbh, I would be surprised if there is a <good> fitter within 4 counties of here.  Probably have to go to Chicago.  Don't think I would trust the local Macy's or whatever. 

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On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 2:38 PM, Coffeecup said:

Glad to hear that your friend got in touch with you.  Sounds like she is pretty sick and is preoccupied with that. I hope she gets better.

Thanks, @Coffeecup.   My friend doesn't like to show her vulnerability but I know she's scared.

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I live in a part of the country that has this sort of weather from time to time, and I am stunned every time I see videos such as this.  I am not a 'shrinking violet' sort of driver, and I would never, never drive like this in weather.  These people should be prosecuted, if they're not dead.

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Just wanted to say that I send Rick Domeier condolences. 

IF you had great parents, when you lose that second one, that last living parent -- even if they'e been ill, it can be like losing the last one person you knew that no mater what would listen, support you and "have your back" -- as they say. It's the last living person who gave you your wings from childhood, and helped and supported you into becoming the person who are. It's a hole that's never filled. A big hole -- and a little hole at the same time.

I think, IF you had good parents, you always miss them. The remembrances are fond. But their spirit being with you is not the same as, and can't hold a candle to, a phone call and a voice.

As the great children's TV host Mr. (Fred) Rogers once said, "Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are." 

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My husband is an incredibly stoic person, rarely showing emotion.  He was extremely close with his mother, and it took a few weeks after her death before he broke.  It was the first and so far only time I've seen him cry.  He broke my heart when he said "I'm an orphan now, there's no one left in my family".  I knew he meant his original, nuclear family.  I haven't experienced the death of both parents yet, and I'm not sure how it will feel, but I loathe when people ask how old a parent was, then give the standard "oh, well they had a good life" answer.  Your parent is always that person that nurtured and raised you (if you were fortunate).  The elderly, perhaps sick person that died is only a small fraction of their life.

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2 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

My husband is an incredibly stoic person, rarely showing emotion.  He was extremely close with his mother, and it took a few weeks after her death before he broke.  It was the first and so far only time I've seen him cry.  He broke my heart when he said "I'm an orphan now, there's no one left in my family".  I knew he meant his original, nuclear family.  I haven't experienced the death of both parents yet, and I'm not sure how it will feel, but I loathe when people ask how old a parent was, then give the standard "oh, well they had a good life" answer.  Your parent is always that person that nurtured and raised you (if you were fortunate).  The elderly, perhaps sick person that died is only a small fraction of their life.

I miss my parents every day, we had our problems, but they were always in my corner and I knew they loved me. So many times I wish I could call my mom, sigh.

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