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Sweetsusieg

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I try to live life to the fullest stretching my imagination and continuing to learn daily.

My family says that I am easily amused, if that were a crime, then I would be a criminal.  Life without laughter is pointless.

I like to observe people and animals and have spent my life doing just that. 

I am a Mother of 5 of the greatest-most spoiled rotten kids on this earth, who feel that my only job should be to sit around waiting for phone calls and visits from them.  

At this point I have 11 Grandchildren, 7 boys and 4 girls.  Of those 11, 2 are twins.  The newest was just born in Feb. 2011.  I try to see them as much as I can, they are a Joy!

At this point in my life, as I am sure it is with others, I have had some fairly low points.  I need to get those out of my head and put in Hubs.  I do apoligize if the Hubs seem a little grim, but I promise that once they are put in the written word, the happier ones will flow. Right now the happy times are just trapped by the sad ones, but as I write, I can feel the good times peeking thru.

I've been writing on Helium since 2007

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  • Christmas treat recipes
    8

    Christmas treat recipes

    3 years ago

    Since my mother passed away in 2006 Christmas has been a difficult time for me to 'get into the spirit', in the process my family has suffered during the Holiday's. At some point this past year I came to the conclusion...

  • Candy Crush Sage - Tips and tricks for moving on in the game
    2

    Candy Crush Sage - Tips and tricks for moving on in the game

    3 years ago

    Like most people I LOVE playing those mind numbing games that one can find on facebook and other social Medias. It gives my mind the break it needs from thinking of other things – yep, that’s why I play...

  • Goodwill toward men - one way it happens
    14

    Goodwill toward men - one way it happens

    3 years ago

    I finally saw ‘IT’ in action!! I’ve been talking about ‘IT’ and usually I am at the head of the class, doing my best to begin “IT”, never getting to see the results. This time...

  • Back to basics with food and saving money
    8

    Back to basics with food and saving money

    3 years ago

    I guess it’s time to put my money where my mouth is – or in this case my knowledge of certain things that helps people out, put it to good use! I’ve spent quite a few hours writing Hubs telling people...

  • Standing on my soapbox - Common Sense 3
    18

    Standing on my soapbox - Common Sense 3

    3 years ago

    In listening and reading the various arguments prior to this year’s elections I noticed huge differences of opinion that were causing big rifts within our Country. We all seem to have one common goal but various...

  • Being safe on the road with Big Trucks
    6

    Being safe on the road with Big Trucks

    4 years ago

    Being the wife of a truck driver there are a few things that the average person are not privy to, I will do my very best to share with you those things. If in the process I am able to save a life then I will consider...

  • Using Newspaper, Hot glue and your imagination you can get creative!
    14

    Using Newspaper, Hot glue and your imagination you can get creative!

    4 years ago

    Lately I’ve been on craft overload, everything I look at I see the possibility of ‘more’. My husband and I were having a conversation the other day regarding antiques and things of value. I was a bit...

  • Gift wrapping to make the day even more special
    16

    Gift wrapping to make the day even more special

    4 years ago

    Taking the time to hand wrap a gift is almost as nice as giving the gift itself. Here are a couple tips or tricks to doing it yourself without the benefit of a gift bag.

  • Hummus?  Homemade vs Deli made - BIG difference
    25

    Hummus? Homemade vs Deli made - BIG difference

    4 years ago

    Hummus was one food that I really wanted to try but was afraid of it tasting.. well yucky. Everyone was talking about it, but darn it, it looked like bland baby food.

  • Why you should always fight Felony charges
    19

    Why you should always fight Felony charges

    4 years ago

    You might have sat around the dining room table at one time or another listening to tails from “Dad, Grandpa or Uncle” of how they once got into trouble as a youngster. They might have done some ‘joy...

  • How can I prepare my child for dealing with peer pressure?
    16

    How can I prepare my child for dealing with peer pressure?

    4 years ago

    When raising children there are many things a parent has to deal with. Getting an early start on teaching your child how to deal with peer pressure is just one stepping stone to good parenting.

  • How to defend yourself - Going All the Way
    4

    How to defend yourself - Going All the Way

    4 years ago

    In asking the question how far would you go to defend yourself most would answer, all the way. Once realizing what ‘all the way’ entails some would give up rather quickly, wanting for some normalcy. Yes,...

  • Internet Trolls how to feed them properly
    28

    Internet Trolls how to feed them properly

    4 years ago

    Sometimes when ignoring someone doesn't work and they just won't go away, you have to take matters in your own hands and be pro-active! Change your way of thinking and have fun with it!

  • Bench Warrants - Why you should take care of them Now
    16

    Bench Warrants - Why you should take care of them Now

    4 years ago

    Since I wrote my Hub on “What to do if you have a Bench Warrant” I have had a lot of comments of people asking me questions on how to get them taken care of. I do my best to answer those questions as they...

  • How to plan a Wedding cheaply
    11

    How to plan a Wedding cheaply

    4 years ago

    So you’re getting married? You’ve decided after reading “How to begin planning a Wedding” that you need to plan your wedding on a budget. That’s where I come in! I’m great at cost...

  • How to begin planning a wedding
    0

    How to begin planning a wedding

    4 years ago

    So the day has come, he has finally ‘popped’ the question. You have stopped running long enough for him to catch you – or in other words – You are ENGAGED!!! YAY!!! Now what? Gurl, you have...

  • CPS Helping or hurting our next generation?  Why does CPS step in in some cases and not others?  Conspiracy Theory?
    9

    CPS Helping or hurting our next generation? Why does CPS step in in some cases and not others? Conspiracy Theory?

    3 years ago

    Having paid attention to my surroundings these last few months I have begun to wonder where we as a Nation are heading. There are too many questions regarding the goings-on of CPS for me not to think of an alternative. ...

  • The Modern Day 'Poison Pen' and it's damages
    51

    The Modern Day 'Poison Pen' and it's damages

    4 years ago

    The phrase ”The pen is mightier than the sword” has never had a truer meaning particularly in today’s age where writers abound as well as being able to reach millions of readers. If the phrase...

  • Just a couple ways to make money online
    35

    Just a couple ways to make money online

    4 years ago

    Every now and then you come across a site on the Internet that really will make you money. I have found that site and would like to share that with you. How long will it last? Not a clue!! But I can say for certain that...

  • What happens when you go to jail
    31

    What happens when you go to jail

    4 years ago

    There are times in life when certain things happen, whether or not you have actually committed a crime will eventually be determined by a Court of Law and a Jury of your Peers (if you so choose). But until that time,...

  • A MUST READ for ALL Parents!!
    45

    A MUST READ for ALL Parents!!

    4 years ago

    In today’s state of affairs CPS workers (Child Protective Services) are coming into homes and taking children at an alarming rate. There are many things that can be said about CPS and most of them are not good. ...

  • How to do the Crocodile stitch
    21

    How to do the Crocodile stitch

    16 months ago

    Over time we ‘happy hookers’ tend to evolve into more. More what? More and different ideas when using one medium to create another. Terms of the times have a tendency to influence the names of the...

  • Where are YOUR rights headed?
    24

    Where are YOUR rights headed?

    5 years ago

    Before seeing the next paragraph and saying to yourself “I don’t smoke this doesn’t pertain to me”. Stop, take a minute, read it and realize IT DOES PERTAIN TO YOU!! If you live in the United...

  • Lesson's learned from the littlest things in life
    29

    Lesson's learned from the littlest things in life

    2 weeks ago

    It’s amazing, when as a parent, you suddenly realize that years of teaching your children have sunk in. Particularly when they were very young, something so simple as being a ‘watcher’ of life has...

  • 10 ways to stop the division
    8

    10 ways to stop the division

    5 years ago

    “United we Stand, Divided we Fall”. Very powerful words, yet most of the people of today not only don’t know what they mean, or quite possibly have become meaningless to them. Another quote may or...

  • Making Dragonflies and Bug wings from yarn
    28

    Making Dragonflies and Bug wings from yarn

    5 years ago

    Butterflies represent change and I was in the hopes that if I could give these new graduates their first pair of wings, they could take life as far as they wished! They've all worked very hard for the last 8 months...

  • Cheap Entertainment - What to do in the summer with kids, that doesn’t cost a lot.
    30

    Cheap Entertainment - What to do in the summer with kids, that doesn’t cost a lot.

    5 years ago

    The time is drawing near when school is out and the kids are going to be running around driving you nuts wanting to do something, ANYTHING! As a parent, for the most part I just flew by the seat of my pants and did...

  • Child Abuse Must Stop - In Remembrance of Dominick Calhoun and those children who died in 2010, a needless death.
    28

    Child Abuse Must Stop - In Remembrance of Dominick Calhoun and those children who died in 2010, a needless death.

    5 years ago

    April 12, 2011 marks the 1st Anniversary of the death of Dominick Calhoun. Who is Dominick Calhoun you ask? Why is this writer taking time out of her busy schedule to write about him? He has touched my heart in a way...

  • Migraine Sufferers - My Experiment
    30

    Migraine Sufferers - My Experiment

    5 years ago

    My experiment is complete. For you my rabid readers I have put myself into harms way so that I could give you an informed theory. I can take it no longer, now it is time for you to find out the results of my little...

  • Breast Augmentation - Is it for you?
    15

    Breast Augmentation - Is it for you?

    5 years ago

    Lets face it, perky boobs are pretty to look at, or so I’ve been told.  Since I haven’t seen the underside of my boobs since I was like 8 years old, I can only imagine what I would look like with perky...

  • What Price are you willing to pay for Fame?
    32

    What Price are you willing to pay for Fame?

    5 years ago

    So you think you want to be famous?  You think it’s going to be great?  You think with fans adoring you, all will be well?  You think that more people will respect you?  You think that once you...

  • How to make money - opportunity
    46

    How to make money - opportunity

    5 years ago

    As I sit here looking at my computer screen on the various sites that I have joined, I am overwhelmed by the amount of  How to make Money Online phrases that are used.  It seems like no one has anything to say...

  • How to be prepared for a disaster
    29

    How to be prepared for a disaster

    5 years ago

    The earthquake and subsequent problems that are beleaguering the people of Japan right now has got me to thinking.  How to be prepared for a disaster?  Since I have a large family, some that live with me, some...

  • What are your Rights when making purchases?
    12

    What are your Rights when making purchases?

    5 years ago

    While having my coffee this morning and talking with my Dad on the phone, he reminded me of another thing that truly needs to be discussed. This is involving the purchase of ‘Big Ticket’ items, particularly...

  • Tips for women buying a used car
    19

    Tips for women buying a used car

    5 years ago

    This can be used by anyone but is designed for women, because they usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to making purchases such as used cars. There is the ‘Lemon’ that we’ve all heard...

  • Help!  What should I write about?
    19

    Help! What should I write about?

    5 years ago

    I get letters from people all the time asking me “What should I write about”?  So rather than answer each one individually I thought I might make a Hub about it.  My Best answer?  Write what...

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Menu Recipes
    25

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Menu Recipes

    3 years ago

    Since most of you aren’t going to be attending the ‘Corned Beef and Cabbage’ dinner that I am Co-Chairing this year, I’d hate for you to miss out of such a wonderful dinner! St. Patrick’s...

  • Not all Teachers deserve to be called a Teacher
    34

    Not all Teachers deserve to be called a Teacher

    5 years ago

    The discussion of Teachers in the news has got me thinking about my own schooling.  I came from a time when if you got in trouble at school it was up to the Teacher to dish out the punishment.  He/She could...

  • Hatred Disguised as Freedom of Speech
    38

    Hatred Disguised as Freedom of Speech

    5 years ago

    Just because it’s Legal doesn’t make it right. This is in regards to the protestors who feel it’s necessary to protest at the funerals of our fallen Soldiers. Protesting against homosexuality. There...

  • Buyer beware - for women
    39

    Buyer beware - for women

    5 years ago

    Now is the time of year when being a woman does not pay off. My daughter who is 20 years old was in great need of a newer vehicle. She travels 54 miles per day round trip for her work. Her other car, a 1994 Chrysler...

  • Letter to the Native American Indian Nation
    13

    Letter to the Native American Indian Nation

    5 years ago

    To The Native American Indian Nation: I am but one person, I know it will not mean much, but it is all that I can do.  I would like to apologize to each and everyone of you for the injustices that have been done...

  • Growing up - common sense
    16

    Growing up - common sense

    5 years ago

    You’ve heard the phrase ‘When you Grow up” from people all of your life. You want to stay out later than dark, the answer “when you grow up”. When I was a small girl I wanted a Horse, I...

  • The Don't's for parents who are Divorcing
    14

    The Don't's for parents who are Divorcing

    5 years ago

    Now I’m going to talk about something near and dear to my heart, children. They are our future, our hope and should be treated as such, with respect. I’m not saying that we should give the little darlings...

  • Dealing with Mental Illness in your family
    15

    Dealing with Mental Illness in your family

    5 years ago

    Left unchecked, Mental illness can wreak havoc on the lives of those who love and are loved by the mentally ill person.  There are varying degrees of mental illness, it’s not like the days of old when...

  • Chasing that elusive Dollar
    20

    Chasing that elusive Dollar

    3 years ago

    Watching the unrest going on in Egypt on the News this morning caused me to ask some questions.  I wondered if that could ever happen in my Country, would the people arise and fight against the Government. ...

  • Mystery Dinner Ideas With Menu items
    46

    Mystery Dinner Ideas With Menu items

    5 years ago

    The basics of a Mystery dinner are just this, you the host or hostess are the only one who knows what is on the menu.  Your menu consists of items that have names, the names might have some bearing on the food that...

  • Where have the Metaphors gone?
    14

    Where have the Metaphors gone?

    3 years ago

    In today’s society we seem to have lost the meaning of so many different sayings that us ‘olders’ were brought up on.  So when they are spewed out of our mouths, the younger generation looks at us...

  • Living with Demons - Everyone has them
    20

    Living with Demons - Everyone has them

    5 years ago

    This has been tickling the edges of my brain for some time now, I think it’s finally time to put it into words.  Everything in life is affected by everything.  I believe the Physics Professors would say...

  • Single Family Home - A thing of the Past?
    7

    Single Family Home - A thing of the Past?

    3 years ago

    In my younger days when traveling around this great country of ours I saw signs I didn’t understand.  The signs were mostly in the south, in the southern Florida area.  They were big signs, HUGE.  I...

  • Standing on my soapbox - Common sense2
    18

    Standing on my soapbox - Common sense2

    5 years ago

    *Climbs on Soapbox* “If you keeping making that face, it’s gonna stick like that”  You ever wonder exactly WHY your mother used to tell you stuff like that?  As a Mom, I figured it...

  • Standing on my soapbox - Common sense
    28

    Standing on my soapbox - Common sense

    5 years ago

    *Climbs on Soapbox*  (For those of you who don‘t understand what this means, it means I have something that needs to get off my chest, standing on a soapbox makes me taller so you all can see me from the...

  • The Throw Away Kids - Help stop this
    28

    The Throw Away Kids - Help stop this

    5 years ago

    “Were you nervous about your kids coming home, the first time they were in foster care?” was the question posed from a 16 year old boy to a Mom and foster care worker. Her response “Well, my kids...

  • Pre Approved Credit Cards not always the way to go
    14

    Pre Approved Credit Cards not always the way to go

    5 years ago

    Whoo-hoo!!  It’s here!  I’ve heard about these but never got one before!  Hurry call the number before the offer expires, YEAH!!  Let’s go shopping!! Hold the phone! Put on the...

  • How I became a winner at life
    25

    How I became a winner at life

    5 years ago

    For years I have felt that I was a loser, not necessarily a loser at life, just someone who doesn’t win things.  The song from Hee-Haw has run through my mind  more than once on many occasion. ...

  • Help!  I Suffer from ADOS!!
    20

    Help! I Suffer from ADOS!!

    5 years ago

    Help!!  Is there a Doctor in the house?  I  have ADOS.  For those of you who have never heard that before it stands for Attention Deficit… Oooo Shiny.  What exactly is this...

  • What do I want to be when I grow up?
    26

    What do I want to be when I grow up?

    5 years ago

    As a young person I was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My response was usually the same “I don’t know”. From time to time I’d have an idea that maybe I’d like...

  • The Next step in earning money at HubPages
    177

    The Next step in earning money at HubPages

    3 years ago

    Yes, there is always a ‘next’ step when writing or doing anything, if you want to be successful. If you’ve read “How to get started earning on HubPages” are excited and raring to go, now...

  • Baby Davis - A Remarkable Man
    18

    Baby Davis - A Remarkable Man

    3 years ago

    He was born December the 10, 1910, for a while he was known as Baby Davis. The Nurses, feeling sorry for him because he had no name took pity on him and decided to give him a name. He was then known as Benny Schmuckler,...

  • The choices I have made
    33

    The choices I have made

    5 years ago

    This is for all those of you who want to look down their nose at me and tell me how I should be living my life.  I never ask for pity, not do I wish for it.  I rarely ask for assistance unless I REALLY need...

  • What to Do if You Have a Bench Warrant
    370

    What to Do if You Have a Bench Warrant

    3 months ago

    Having a warrant for your arrest can be scary. If you find yourself in that situation, here's what to do.

  • Christmas Gift Ideas - Learn something new, give yourself
    19

    Christmas Gift Ideas - Learn something new, give yourself

    4 years ago

    Are you planning Christmas on a wing and a prayer?  Just a little money to go around?  It seems that every year it gets harder and harder to have a ‘good’ Christmas with the cost of living rising...

  • Being a Bus Driver
    21

    Being a Bus Driver

    5 years ago

    After having dealt with one of the most vicious School Bus drivers I have ever encountered I decided that I should take up bus driving. He claimed that it was difficult dealing with children all the time. Since...

  • How to get rid of the Professional Moocher
    32

    How to get rid of the Professional Moocher

    5 years ago

    It’s happened once or twice to most people, more to some. I happen to be the ‘some‘. I have opened my doors to many people who are in need, offered my couch, my kitchen as well as laundry services...

  • Back Pain - Muscle Spasms
    23

    Back Pain - Muscle Spasms

    5 years ago

    I have believed for many years now that the back pain that some suffer is from a virus, yes I said it a virus. Now before you jump to the end and yell at me, let me explain. A Virus is something that lives within...

  • Is my friend being abused?
    16

    Is my friend being abused?

    5 years ago

    Our friends often see things that we are blinded by, when we are in love. If you happen to have a friend who is showing concern and feels that you might be abused, do not be angry with your friend embrace them, for they...

  • Pictures of Headstones
    14

    Pictures of Headstones

    5 years ago

    I’ve been sitting on this Hub for a couple for days now, waiting. I wanted to make it my 100th Hub. But was unable to do so. It’s not here for any income or earnings, just something I find very interesting...

  • What happens when you go in the hospital to have a baby
    25

    What happens when you go in the hospital to have a baby

    5 years ago

    Having just come home from the Hospital after witnessing the birth of my Grandson. Also after having delivered 5 of my own children and being present at the birth of 3 other Grand children I can say with a fair amount...

  • How I became a Good Mom
    31

    How I became a Good Mom

    5 years ago

    Over the last 15 years or so I have been touted as being the ‘perfect’ Mom by children who are disappointed in their own mothers. Though this is VERY flattering it is far from the truth. I am in no way...

  • Copyright VS Plagiarism
    9

    Copyright VS Plagiarism

    2 years ago

    Due to technology of today and the availability of the Internet, people are posting their work all over the place. Most hope of making a little money as well as getting out the information they have stored in their...

  • How to plan a dinner for a large crowd
    22

    How to plan a dinner for a large crowd

    5 years ago

    Planning a dinner for 100 is just about as easy as planning a dinner for 6, you just have to increase your food and your time in preparation. Keeping a pad of paper handy to write things down will also keep you...

  • The Adventure of Woody the WoodRat
    8

    The Adventure of Woody the WoodRat

    5 years ago

    This particular Children’s story came to me several years ago when my husband, a Truck Driver, had an encounter with a Wood Rat in Chicago, Illinois.  He was delivering a load of Christmas trees from...

  • The Loss of a beloved Pet
    20

    The Loss of a beloved Pet

    5 years ago

    Saying good bye to a beloved pet is never an easy thing to do. They become part of a family as much as a human does. A friend that I went to school with lost a pet today and I have no words of wisdom to impart. ...

  • Why isn't my man sexually active?
    44

    Why isn't my man sexually active?

    5 years ago

    I have been asked repeatedly to write ‘The Other side of the Story’ to “Why isn‘t my Wife Sexually Active“, I will attempt to do just that. Men can become less sexually active over the...

  • Customer Service- Customer Satisfaction
    32

    Customer Service- Customer Satisfaction

    5 years ago

    Working in Customer service can be a most rewarding job or it can be a most difficult job, depending on your outlook. There are plenty of people working with the public who truly have no business doing so. Eventually...

  • I'm bored - not for long around me!
    15

    I'm bored - not for long around me!

    5 years ago

    “Mom, I’m bored!”  You’ve probably heard those words more times than you can count.  I know I have as a mother.  You look around at the mess and wonder how on earth they can be...

  • Love One Another, you can help change your world and the world around you
    5

    Love One Another, you can help change your world and the world around you

    5 years ago

    In listening to one of my favorite songs I felt the need to write a Hub about it. If I can reach just 1 person then I will have done something in this life. If we can all just learn to Love One Another the world would...

  • How to properly brush your teeth
    6

    How to properly brush your teeth

    5 years ago

    No, I’m not a smarty pants, but I did think that there was one thing in this life that I did right.  I THOUGHT I knew how to brush my teeth.  That is until my eldest daughter took me by the hand into the...

  • Birth control Essure - Permanent solution
    6

    Birth control Essure - Permanent solution

    5 years ago

    I happened across a topic that might be of interest to some.  It’s in regards to birth control, something I haven’t had to worry about in 18 years.  I chose to have a tubal ligation, ok maybe chose...

  • Paranormal is my everyday life
    22

    Paranormal is my everyday life

    3 years ago

    “When did you first discover you had ‘the site‘?” I asked my mother on the last holiday we would ever share in this physical world. This was not a normal conversation between the two of us, in...

  • What gets rid of head lice
    15

    What gets rid of head lice

    5 years ago

    Listening to my daughters one day I heard one say “Let’s play school”, then I heard “Ok, You have head lice you gotta go home”. How sad was that? Well it stands to reason this is how they...

  • Battle Creek Michigan more than just cereal
    15

    Battle Creek Michigan more than just cereal

    5 years ago

    I started out my day having my daughter drive me around, taking pictures at a cemetery for another Hub.  I really like visiting older cemeteries and making up stories in my head of how people lived and died. ...

  • Baby food ideas for a good start
    2

    Baby food ideas for a good start

    5 years ago

    In today’s world the cost of everything seems to be on the rise with it, baby food. When a child reaches the age that baby food is to be given, even several times per day it can get costly using those nifty jars....

  • Idiots and dealing with them
    13

    Idiots and dealing with them

    5 years ago

    I’ve always been afraid to call people a fool because it says in the Bible that is a sin.  I have enough sin in my life, I don’t want to add another mark against me when I go to meet my creator. ...

  • Halloween Headstones and outdoor decorating ideas
    5

    Halloween Headstones and outdoor decorating ideas

    5 years ago

    Halloween is just around the corner and you may be thinking of doing something for your yard to decorate. For my family, Halloween has always been a great source of fun, everyone getting into the mix. Someone is...

  • 2 year olds Antics and the Photo Album
    8

    2 year olds Antics and the Photo Album

    5 years ago

    As I begin this I must first beg forgiveness.  My mess was never meant to be viewed by the world.  If you’ve come across any of my other Hubs, and have read even a little bit of my family, then the above...

  • Smell the fart yet?
    36

    Smell the fart yet?

    3 years ago

    Several weeks ago my Daughter had her boyfriend over and one thing led to another and the discussion of Farts came up.  At that time he proceeded to serenade us with the sounds of his armpit farts.  I just...

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    Letter to President Barack Obama

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    How to get my wife sexually active again part 2

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    Quick fixes for life

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    Stuffed cabbage rolls - Unstuffed recipe

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    Chocolate pie - Limon Pie

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    2

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    county fair calamity

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    Winning the Lottery how would you spend your money ?

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    Why isn't my wife sexually active?

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    Wage garnishment - How to survive it

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    Welfare - How to get people off of it

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    How I got off of welfare

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    shared memories of a loved one

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    Best ever ice cream and cake recipe

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    Keeping Secrets with children

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