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i used to believe : the childhood beliefs site

I Used To Believe is a collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all..."

Community Alliance for Diversity

I just came across this I think from an email from my aunt. She's been instrumental apparently in bringing diversity awareness to the Willamette Valley.

Foxtrot on Father's Day

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I can so totally see either my DH or my son doing this one hot boring summer day.

Learning from Blue's Clues

My daughter is watching Nick Kids on CBS (I think, we don't have cable) and I just learned how to make chartreuse. I always knew how to spell it, but thought it was a red based color. Turns out that it's a yellow-green. Other colors featured this morning are vermillion, violet, aquamarine, and of course the basics. Color theory from a dog.....

2005 survey

1. What time is it? -10:12 PM 2. Name: Annette 3. Any nicknames? -'Nette, 4. Parents names? -Lucinda and Gerald
5. Number of candles on your last birthday cake: -28 6. Date that you regularly blow them out? -August 15
7. Pets? -two cats who think they own the place 8. What is your favorite drink? -raspberry iced tea 9. Tattoos? -nope10. Body piercing? -Ears and belly11. How much do you love your job? -depends on the day13. Favorite vacation spot? -any place warm and sunny and NOT humid14. Have you ever been to Africa? -Nope15. Stolen any traffic signs? -Nope16. Ever been in a car accident? - yes, multiple times17. Croutons or Bacon bits? -neither18. A 2 Door or 4 Door car? -4 door car19. Salad Dressing? - blue cheese20. Favorite Pie? -cheesecake21. Favorite Number? - uh.....22. Favorite Color? -blue23. Favorite Food? -salmon24. Favorite day of the week? -Saturday 25. Favorite brand of body soap? - 26. Favorite TV show? - 7th Heaven27. Toothpaste? - whatever's on sale2…

Memory Bank

I need to keep this one in mind .......Annette
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Subject: Memory BankThe 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed
each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup
perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing
home today.Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she
smiled sweetly when told her room was ready.As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual
description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung
on her window.I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just
been presented with a new puppy."Mrs.. Jones, you haven't seen the room . just wait.""That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied. "Happiness is
something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room…

FW: What is love?

Enjoy these very poignant descriptions of love. We can really learn
something from children!A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8
year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and
deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her
toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when
his hands got arthritis too. That's love."
Rebecca- age 8"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne
and they go out and smell each other."
Karl - age 5"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries
without making them give you any of theirs."
Chrissy - age 6"Love is what makes you smile when you&#…

A Historic Debt Deal

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Dear Friend, Together as ONE, we have helped do something incredible!This past Saturday, the U.S. joined together with other wealthy nations to free millions of people in some of the poorest countries from crushing debts.  The finance ministers from the 'Group of Eight' or 'G8' nations agreed to write off billions of dollars of debt, and in return for cancellation, the qualifying countries will invest these savings in their own people -- to help with more schools, health clinics and wells.

Debt cancellation will quite literally save millions of lives -- but this deal was struck by only eight men huddling around a table. Eight men and the millions of us watching them, asking them to do the right thing. You called for this, with one voice, and they got it done.The finance ministers' meeting was just a warm-up act, …

The Inn at Manzanita

*sigh* Can I have a beach house too?

What Kind of Yarn are You?

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You are Acrylic.
While you are very versatile, your plasticky
countenance can be offputting. You are very
good with children but can become a pill if
left alone with them too long. You are very
flexible but don't give in to manipulation.


What kind of yarn are you?
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I know that my stitching group is just dying of laughter right now. I get ribbed about all the acrylic yarn I use, though most of the projects I do are for my kids. *sigh*

Google Store

Now I've seen everything. The sad thing is, I am tempted to buy some Google gear.....

You're Invited to Free Global Concerts

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Dear Friend, This morning, international stars such as Bono, Bob Geldof and Dave Matthews announced "Live 8", a series of free global concerts to take place on July 2. "Live 8" concerts will be held simultaneously in Philadelphia, PA; London, England; Rome, Italy; Paris, France; and Berlin, Germany.The "Live 8" concerts are part of the ONE Countdown to the G8 Summit to urge President Bush and other leaders of the world's 8 wealthiest nations to save millions of lives when they meet together in Scotland, July 5th to 8th.  The global concerts will feature performances by a historic line up of artists including Dave Matthews Band, U2, Jay Z, Paul McCartney, Black Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey and many, many more!Click Here to Invite Your Friends!This year marks 20 years since LIVE AID, the bi…

gallery: Women's Retreat

These are some pictures that a friend of mine took of our latest Women's Retreat.

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