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    Singing, playing the piano, cooking, speaking German (although not as well as I used to), making new friends, drinking battery acid, seeing if anyone actually reads my profile ... :-D

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  1. Yes. Sometimes he calls his parents every 3 months instead of once a year.
  2. My husband wrote home twice his entire mission.
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    Gladys Knight: WOW!

    She did awesome and she looked gorgeous too!
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    Who is a widow supposed to marry...?

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. I don't have any good advice, but I know you'll meet someone.
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    Temple Work for Missing People

    She was an alcoholic who would disappear for months at a time, leaving my mom and her siblings completely unsupervised. They went into foster care and then my mom didn't see her again until she was 18. She sent my mom a letter right after she had my brother, but she never did meet him or any of her grandkids. The last time anyone heard from her, she asked her mom for money, saying she needed to see a doctor because she thought she had cirrhosis. She told her no - I'm sure because she thought she was lying. She lived on the streets off and on too. We have her SS#, but there is no activity on it. A private investigator was hired years ago and we have tried everything. Most likely she died and her remains were never identified. The Department of Justice has a missing persons DNA program where they match up unidentified remains with people in their database who are looking for their loved ones. There are many boxes of samples from Jane Does and those will be tested first. They used to bury Jane Does and then started saving samples and cremating them. They will exhume bodies last to test and a I was told it could take up to 20 years. My mom desperately wanted to find her and that most likely will never happen. I wanted her to at least be able to do her temple work. I worked countless hours going through Jane Doe files. Pretty gruesome. I took a long break after I had a miscarriage.
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    Temple Work for Missing People

    My grandmother has been missing for close to 50 years now and we're sure she must have passed away. We can't do her temple work until she is 110. That's another 13 years and I know my mom won't live that long. Does anyone know what would happen if she were declared dead? It just occurred to me that maybe that's a possibility. I really want my mom to have the experience of doing her temple work. Would the church accept that? Our DNA is just sitting in a database waiting for Jane Doe to come up as a match.
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    How was two hour church?

    Ours was canceled due to wind.
  8. Gross. Have a nice excommunication, pervert!
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    New Announcement on Youth and Primary Progression

    I just went to pick up my daughter and another girl from activity days the other night and the other girl was seriously crying and complained, "I'm always first to be picked up and it's not fair!" She was also crying because of the white elephant exchange. She didn't get what she wanted and I was thinking, "Oh man. She'll be in YW in less than a year. She's not ready." Well now she will be in it next month! 😮
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    New Announcement on Youth and Primary Progression

    When I got the email, I thought, "I better sit down for this one." I guess there won't be fun initiations for girls when they join YW anymore because they're all joining together. Do boys do that? It's nice though that there won't be kids left alone in their class in primary at the end of the year as their friends all turn 12 and advance.
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    Replacing BSA in 2020

    Ugh. I thought we were done with it the end of this year? My husband is so annoyed with parents and a Scout leader who are trying to fast track them to Eagle. One dad sent an email to all of them with a suggested schedule that just so happened to suit his son's merit badge requirements and one of the activities they had just done. And he was trying to get them to pass off an simple activity when the requirement was to do the thing at a campout.
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    Instant Pot/pressure cooker thread

    I adapted Pioneer Woman's white chicken chili for the Instant Pot. So good and I love that I don't have to babysit it! There's a really fast sort of meatball stroganoff recipe. It gets stuck to the bottom a bit, but I just clean it with Bar Keepers Friend afterwards. Beef broth, cream of mushroom, milk, and water go on the bottom, then egg noodles, then frozen Swedish meatballs on top. That's it. Set it for 12 minutes, release the valve the last 2 minutes, then mix in sour cream when it's done. I should just have the ingredients on hand all the time for busy nights. On Thanksgiving I cooked the potatoes in it! So handy! That was my first time doing so. It was nice not to have to check on them while I was dealing with other things. I haven't made yogurt yet, but I should because I just discovered my youngest likes plain yogurt. What's your recipe?
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    Keeping the Sabbath in a part member family

    It's hard.
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    Diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday

    Praying for you and your wife! My dad just survived his stem cell transplant and we are very grateful. I wonder if that will be an option for you?
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    I just wanted to say

    When I graduated from HS and first started going to Gospel Doctrine, I absolutely hated it. The men sometimes belittled each other and it was like a contest to show who was the greatest scriptorian, so the women didn't say a word. We all felt comfortable giving our two cents in Relief Society, but in Gospel Doctrine, we felt like our comments were going to be shot down by the two or three men who won't ever stop talking. As for testimony meeting, it was probably more women because people don't argue with you while you're bearing your testimony.