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I know the love dachsies give and get

We had three standard dachsies- in succession.
The last, Polly, was the real love of our family. She was a champion show dog, reddish-brown, but her owners decided not to breed her because her hips were narrow and it would have been too hard on her.
Polly would crawl up around my neck on the den sofa, when she heard thunder. Afraid of the vacuum sweeper noise, and maybe even just the sweeper itself.
She went to a live-in dog-sitter when we traveled, and the sitter would send us an account of how dear and well-behaved she was.
She did occasionally tinkle on a rug when she was anxious when company came, but we forgave her for she was so sweet.
Eventually her hips and legs could not hold her, even to relieve herself outside. She was about 12 yrs.
W were to leave on a trip within a few days and knew a decision had to be made.
I'll never forget that dachsie look in her eyes as spouse and son took out the door to the vet.

Sorry for you SS. She gave you comfort, and you gave much to her.
Know that this is the right thing.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri May 24, 2013, 01:17 AM (0 replies)

I'm sick of it being called a scandal.

That term is highly overused.
Call it a controversy, or a problem.
The word "scandal" is meant to titillate, and apparently does.
Enough already.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu May 23, 2013, 12:33 AM (1 replies)

What about Angel, the neighbor across the street

who was first on the porch and kicked the screen door in?

Apparently, he doesn't speak English well, and the TV reporters wanted to interview someone who was fluent in English, and Charles was that man.

I like Charles Ramsey, and am glad he is being recognized, but poor Angel has been left out.

Maybe we should hear from the young woman with the child as to who was first to help her.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed May 22, 2013, 06:25 PM (1 replies)

The school in which 7 children died had a basement;

in fact, the children drowned in the basement. Supposedly, persons were thought to be safe in a basement, but it didn't work out that way this time.

Oklahoma put money into safe rooms for some of their schools, but the schools in Moore were not included. You have to believe that these red states are low-tax states, and don't wish to increase their municipal or state taxes for this purpose.

When disasters strike, the local district says they can't afford repair, so its pushed to the next level, the state. the state, especially a red low-tax state says they can't afford repair & rebuild, so relief is pushed to the federal level, and that's when many red-state politicians refuse to allocate funding for disaster relief without offsets.

Another problem plaguing local school districts re funding is the graying of America. In many jurisdictions, older adults who have raised their family, or those who never had children refuse to vote for increased school levies. There often are not enough families with school-age children or with an interest in schools to vote for what is best for children.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed May 22, 2013, 02:08 AM (3 replies)

My mother could also play the piano

late into her dementia.
As i understand it, the memories go in reverse order to when they were laid down in the brain.
Since most musicians began their studies in early childhood, it stands to reason that they would not lose that facility until much later in the course of their disease.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed May 22, 2013, 01:34 AM (0 replies)

Guess Wolf had fallen into assuming all residents of Moore adopt the local culture.

He'd likely heard so much "thankfulness" and "praising", he thought all Okies think alike.
She had already told him she didn't own a cell phone.
He should have taken that hint that this woman thought differently from the accepted norm.

I don't imagine he would ask that question of someone in New York or California.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue May 21, 2013, 10:18 PM (0 replies)

My mother was an accomplished pianist and

she suffered from dementia (not Alzheimer's disease) beginning in her late 70's, progressing until her death at age 90.

addendum: Mother did not take any vitamins that I'm aware of.

I'm a believer in B vitamins myself, especially B-12, folic acid & B-6. Also CQ10.
So far, I just forget names and some words, but always answer all the questions correctly during dementia "tests". (LOL)
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue May 21, 2013, 05:09 PM (0 replies)

Every week, unless there's ice underfoot

I also occasionally go during the week, but lately I've such a night-owl, that I arise too late to comfortably get to noon Mass!(that is, after leisurely dressing and a late breakfast.)
Not only do I enjoy participating in the liturgy, I also enjoy the community aspect of attending Mass - seeing long-time acquaintances, etc.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun May 19, 2013, 09:33 PM (0 replies)

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Attributed to Stephen Langton, archbishop of Canterbury, who was also a principal author of the Magna Carta, as well as dividing the The Bible verses in to chapters and numbered verses.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat May 18, 2013, 11:03 PM (0 replies)

He'll be 81 in July

Age sometimes takes its toll.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat May 18, 2013, 01:55 PM (1 replies)
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