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    Has anyone attended a "Retirement Seminar"?

    Yes, I went to several before I retired--listened to pitches from various financial advisors and to several Soc Sec and Medicare people. Good information and interesting to hear other people's questions--there is a lot of confusion out there. Ultimately I listened to my gut and found an advisor...
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    What are you doing today?

    Just from Colorado to Iowa for a family visit
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    What are you doing today?

    Well, I found an unexpected cheap roundtrip flight so I booked it. This will be my 1st trip on a plane in 2.5 years--masks required.
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    What are you doing today?

    Staying inside because of the heat and air quality, but going to donate blood later on today.
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    Some Days are Blah

    Thank you
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    Some Days are Blah

    Thank you--this was my brother in law. Sorry I can't be there to be supportive, so will have to send sympathy through the mail and flowers for the funeral in Florida.
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    Some Days are Blah

    I just learned of another death in my family so I am just grateful to be alive and count every day on this side of the dirt as a blessing!!!
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    What type of meals did you grow up on?

    A Home cooked meals We had our own milk, eggs, chicken, pork, beef, fruit trees and a huge vegetable garden. My mom and I canned 100's of quarts to last all winter. only needed basic stuff like flour, sugar and spices from the grocery. We only had soda if it was someone's birthday and ice...
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    Rapist/Murderer to be Released on Parole in the UK

    Parole boards have people's (victim's)lives in their hands.
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    Happiness in Living Alone

    Lived alone for the last 17 years and was fine--but the Covid shutdown and recovery from knee injury meant over a year of truly being at home alone for weeks/months. Now I am sharing my new space with a friend I have known for 40 plus years. Nice to have another set of eyes and ears and a...
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    Have you given thought about "your final wishes"?

    Last weekend in my hometown cemetery..... while visiting graves of former classmates and family- I considered that if I will not be buried or have a gravestone, it would not be recorded anywhere that I was here on this earth.. Kinda sad to not leave a RECORD any where, so thinking about it now.
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    Single Seniors - Are You Happier Being Single than Married?

    I've been single and I've been married, different levels of happiness at different times in my life. Right now I am single and comfortable with it. Although I would be lying if I didn't admit I would consider a relationship with the right guy.
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    What have you bought recently?

    I bought canning jar flat lids to take to my brother's house so we can do some canning. They are pretty scarce already so he asked me to find some and bring them to him when I go to visit.
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    When Will You Die

    It will come when it comes-just enjoy each day and get your affairs in order in case.
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