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    Re: Share your good news

    Quote Originally Posted by Blues Songstres;2438705;
    Yesterday my younger daughter left for Navy boot camp. She really wanted this so it's good news, even though Mom is a little bummed... I already miss her!
    As tough as it is to let go, you must be really proud of her!
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    My family went to the annual Cub/Boy Scout steak dinner last night. After the dinner and meeting, we do a Chinese auction. My son won two gift certificates for area restaurants! Of course it was on my tickets, but he's insisting the certificates are his. I think I can coerce him into sharing . . .

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    I'm curious--what is a Chinese auction?
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    *Raises hand* I know! I know! In Chinese auction you get tickets to put into a can in front of the prize you're hoping to win. There is usually a whole long table of prizes donated by participants or community businesses (gift certificates). Most give you something like 5 tickets for a dollar so you can divy up your chances on different things. Now ask me what a Yankee Swap is... those are BRUTAL!
    Count your blessings!

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    What you call a Chinese auction, I call a brown-bag auction. I've won some pretty nice stuff at the ones held at our regional Newf specialty show.

    I'll bite--what is a Yankee Swap?
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    Re: Share your good news

    It's been a few days. I found it hard to post here after the loss of our 16-1/2 year old kitty friend, Rainey (though the "Animal Lovers" thread was very healing for me.)

    But all along I have been counting my blessings that she went peacefully, and for everything else good in my life.

    Today I have some very happy news. We adopted a new kitten. He is an incredible joy and I feel our Rainey smiling down upon us

    Congratulations to everyone who has posted since my last visit. Blessings to you all!

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    That's great lei.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle David;2439010;
    I could no more go to the shelter and not come back with a new addition to the family than I could go to See's Candies and not eat the free sample.
    You just had to pull an Uncle David, didn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott;2439598;
    That's great lei.

    You just had to pull an Uncle David, didn't you?
    I was laughing about that all morning

    Thanks, Unk! I am one proud mama

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    Congrats on the new kitty, lei! I saw the pictures on the other thread, and he's absolutely adorable. And what big ears!!!

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    I just got a call from a very close friend today. She is 20 weeks pregnant and had her ultrasound this morning. She is going to have a baby girl, and the baby looks perfectly healthy. My daughter is 3 months now. I am 1) delighted that my friend is so happy 2) emotional because I love hearing that babies are healthy 3) happy that my daughter will have a little friend her age

    What a lovely day. Probably still pregnancy hormones, but this news made me cry. I hope you are all doing well.

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