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Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:13 PM

GOODBYE FRIENDS AND FOES ALIKE

this is not a hate this place goodbye. I wish all of you the best. But real life is closing in and I am going to spend all my time trying to deal with what remains. Be kind to one another and especially yourselves.

Adios

Arely

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Reply GOODBYE FRIENDS AND FOES ALIKE (Original post)
arely staircase Jun 6 OP
Liberal_in_LA Jun 6 #1
Boomerproud Jun 6 #2
think Jun 6 #3
Gothmog Jun 6 #4
roguevalley Jun 6 #5
WillyT Jun 6 #6
Jackpine Radical Jun 6 #7
greatauntoftriplets Jun 6 #8
cantbeserious Jun 6 #9
rhett o rick Jun 6 #10
tomm2thumbs Jun 6 #11
awoke_in_2003 Jun 6 #12
okaawhatever Jun 6 #24
awoke_in_2003 Jun 6 #26
okaawhatever Jun 6 #29
awoke_in_2003 Jun 6 #30
okaawhatever Jun 6 #40
OregonBlue Jun 7 #76
R. Daneel Olivaw Jun 6 #54
awoke_in_2003 Jun 6 #57
calimary Jun 7 #85
awoke_in_2003 Jun 7 #91
ohnoyoudidnt Jun 6 #13
fishwax Jun 6 #14
Doctor_J Jun 6 #15
Uncle Joe Jun 6 #16
babylonsister Jun 6 #17
ChisolmTrailDem Jun 6 #18
Iggo Jun 6 #19
struggle4progress Jun 6 #20
Kingofalldems Jun 6 #21
mountain grammy Jun 6 #22
longship Jun 6 #23
yewberry Jun 6 #25
navarth Jun 6 #27
Codeine Jun 6 #28
veness Jun 6 #31
MADem Jun 6 #32
joshcryer Jun 6 #36
octoberlib Jun 6 #33
840high Jun 6 #34
morningfog Jun 6 #35
Liberalynn Jun 6 #37
Cha Jun 6 #38
UTUSN Jun 6 #39
Kaleva Jun 6 #41
ProSense Jun 6 #42
SunSeeker Jun 6 #43
Hekate Jun 6 #44
jberryhill Jun 6 #45
Puzzledtraveller Jun 6 #46
bravenak Jun 6 #47
tandot Jun 6 #48
ismnotwasm Jun 6 #49
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 6 #50
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 6 #51
sheshe2 Jun 6 #52
Mojorabbit Jun 6 #53
Half-Century Man Jun 6 #55
freshwest Jun 6 #56
JI7 Jun 7 #58
hrmjustin Jun 7 #59
Moostache Jun 7 #60
2naSalit Jun 7 #61
Tsiyu Jun 7 #62
RainDog Jun 7 #63
heaven05 Jun 7 #64
LoisB Jun 7 #65
Zorra Jun 7 #66
Laelth Jun 7 #67
Eleanors38 Jun 7 #68
DeSwiss Jun 7 #69
Octafish Jun 7 #70
libodem Jun 7 #71
PowerToThePeople Jun 7 #72
kentuck Jun 7 #73
Jefferson23 Jun 7 #74
Aerows Jun 7 #75
blm Jun 7 #77
Dr Hobbitstein Jun 7 #78
Beacool Jun 7 #79
Rowdyboy Jun 7 #80
blkmusclmachine Jun 7 #81
Peacetrain Jun 7 #82
Faygo Kid Jun 7 #83
Cali_Democrat Jun 7 #84
calimary Jun 7 #86
Solly Mack Jun 7 #87
AAO Jun 7 #88
randome Jun 7 #89
glinda Jun 7 #90


Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:20 PM

2. Be kind to yourself.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:20 PM

3. best wishes

Hope you wander back someday

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:22 PM

4. Best wishes

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:22 PM

5. good luck, arely and come back when you can. :D

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:23 PM

6. I Wish You Wouldn't... Just Take A Break...

You have been here a long time.

And we value your input.




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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:23 PM

7. Arely, I know we've often been at odds here, but

only over means and not over ends.

I have never doubted your goodwill and dedication to the cause of advancing human welfare. I think we would like each other if we were to meet in the real world.

I'll miss you. Come back when you can.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:25 PM

8. We'll keep the light burning for you.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:25 PM

9. All The Best In Your Travels

eom

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:27 PM

10. Best wishes.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:28 PM

11. we'll leave the key under the doormat


shhhhh, that's between you and me

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:28 PM

12. I know what you mean about real life closing in...

I am taking my grandchildren in, as I think my stepdaughter is doing herion again. Sometimes I think I am going to snap.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:05 PM

24. I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you can get help from other sources, that is a lot to take on.

I'll hold a good thought for you.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:08 PM

26. She did that junk in her teens...

I got her cleaned up when she was 16. Of course, she went the easy way (methadone). Now that she is back to doing it, I think she needs to do it the old fashioned way- strapped to a bed. I am so angry with what she exposed my grandchildren to, I just don't know what to do. It is hard always being everybody's rock.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:11 PM

29. I hope you will take the time to get help for yourself first. I know it sounds counter-intuitive but

you're the foundation and if you're not strong everything else loses out anyway. You deserve help and I hope you fight to get it. Will the grandchildren be going through the courts or will this be an informal thing? (if you don't mind me asking)

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:13 PM

30. so far, informal...

she is smart enough to know what I will do if the kids aren't with me. I am lawyered up, and have a friend in CPS.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:50 PM

40. That's good i'm glad you have help for the legal side of things. It will be tough going i'm sure but

many of us here at DU are at the other end of the internet if you want to vent.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #26)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 02:18 PM

76. I am the legal guardian for my 2 grandson, ages 8 & 11. It's hard but I sure love having them

with me where I know they are safe. It's been almost 2 years for me and we are finally into a routine. The kids get to see their parents often but they are safer just staying with me. I am resigned to raising them and just hope my kids will get their act together. I'm not so hopeful but I love them anyway.

Try to get some rest and don't take on your daughter-in-laws recovery. She has to do that for herself.

Email me if you want to talk.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:50 PM

54. Oh, god that is awful.


I really hope that things work out for you and your family.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #54)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:59 PM

57. Thanks

It will be hectic- the wife gets knee replacement on the 17th and the next 4 weeks later. I will have an 11 and 4 year old, plus a 7 month old in the house.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #57)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:46 PM

85. Damn. That's a heavy load to carry, awoke.

As okaawhatever puts it - we're here to vent if you ever need it. Don't forget that. Our own Skittles once put it in a way I just love: "someone's always here."

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Response to calimary (Reply #85)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 09:59 PM

91. thank cali

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:29 PM

13. Good night and good luck.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:33 PM

14. best of luck, arely staircase

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:35 PM

15. Best wishes

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:36 PM

16. Take care, arely.

I hope things turn out well for you and yours.

Come back when you're ready.

Peace to you.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:39 PM

17. Good for you and all the best!

Yea, recognize what's important. Not a bad idea.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:47 PM

18. May fair winds fill your sails always, arely. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:51 PM

19. Aw.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:53 PM

20. It's been good to know you

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:55 PM

21. Best wishes arely.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:00 PM

22. Best wishes. I will miss you and look forward to your return.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:01 PM

23. Arely, you will be missed.

Check in once in a while to let us know you're okay.

Best regards,
Longship

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:07 PM

25. Take good care.

Stop by when you can, we'll be here with a hug for you.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:09 PM

27. Happy Trails. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:10 PM

28. I look forward to your return.

You're one of my favorite posters, even when we disagree.

We'll see you in the future, when all's well.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:16 PM

31. May your life get a lot easier soon. Peace. n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:17 PM

32. Come back for the elections--that's when it gets fun!

Take care of yourself.

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Response to MADem (Reply #32)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:40 PM

36. This.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:19 PM

33. Take care and please come back and visit.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:34 PM

34. Take care of yourself.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:35 PM

35. Be well. I wish you the best.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:44 PM

37. Well wishes

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:46 PM

38. Sweet of you to say Goodby, arely.. I'm going to miss you!

Take Care, girl

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:47 PM

39. Darlin', whatever this is about, I've loved your posts n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:52 PM

41. Best wishes and good luck!!!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:54 PM

42. Best wishes, arely

Take care of yourself.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:55 PM

43. Take care of yourself. Hope to see your posts again soon.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:03 PM

44. We'll leave the light on for you.

All the best, arely

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:05 PM

45. We'll keep your stuff in the basement

Come back any time.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:10 PM

46. Nice to see another Moz fan. Hold onto your friends.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:17 PM

47. I hope you come back.

I remember when you were watching Breaking Bad, i believe thats what it was on Netflicks. I enjoyed that thread and learned things about the interests of other posters. Good times.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:22 PM

48. Wishing you the best!

Hope you come back when the time is right for you

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:22 PM

49. Take care

Hope you make it back

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:28 PM

50. hoping real life gets on track.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:31 PM

51. Barely knew ya

since I'm so new here, but you struck me as thoughtful. I hope if the 'what time remains' is a reference to looming mortality that you remember to pack every remaining minute full of worthwhile activity. Luck.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:46 PM

52. hugs arely.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:48 PM

53. Fair winds. Be well nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:51 PM

55. Don't say bye, say see you later.

Please pop in from time to time.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:51 PM

56. Loveya, arely. Enjoy what remains.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 12:25 AM

58. summer break ?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 12:26 AM

59. I sent you a pm. I hope your back soon my friend.

Gods peace to you my friend.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 12:47 AM

60. Vaya con dios...may the hereafter greet you as a friend. (n/t)

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 02:21 AM

61. Take care

and may joyful times be with you until the time comes. I suspect you'll be remembered fondly for a long time by many, myself included.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 02:22 AM

62. hang in there

and thanks for the music





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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 02:42 AM

63. Wishing you the best

I don't know your situation - but hope you find peace and well being.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:39 AM

64. adios and peace to you and yours

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:41 AM

65. Good luck to you

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:49 AM

66. Never forget that tomorrow is another day, and that time can heal

so many things.

Best wishes.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:54 AM

67. Au revoir.

And peace.



-Laelth

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:59 AM

68. Goodbye, arley. I know how you feel.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 01:06 PM

69. Catch cha' on the rebound!



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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 01:26 PM

70. You're always welcome wherever I'm at, arely staircase.

Even if we disagree, you're TOPS!

Take all the time you need. Please come back when things are all right.

Take care, too, my Friend!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 01:32 PM

71. Kick ass and take names

Please return when all the ass is kicked and the names are taken. Hope it is soon. Damn life getting in the way!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 01:34 PM

72. be strong

you'll make it through. DU isn't going anywhere...

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 01:36 PM

73. I know how you feel.

Keep your options open. Your opinion is needed here.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 01:42 PM

74. All the very best to you, arely staircase. Know your return will be welcomed. n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 01:43 PM

75. Best of luck to you

You are a friend, I would hope .

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 03:21 PM

77. ((arely))

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 05:18 PM

78. Best wishes to you...

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 06:49 PM

79. Adios y buena suerte.

Goodbye and good luck.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:10 PM

80. You will honestly be missed.....

Vaya con dios

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:30 PM

81. Good luck to you

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:32 PM

82. bye arley!!!! hope you can come back later

I took quite a sabbatical myself.. close to two years.. and am not in very much now..but it was the right thing to do!! Yep sometimes real life calls and you have no option but to answer..

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:45 PM

83. All the best. This is not the DU I remember.

Been here since 2002, and what this is now is a site where posters try to "one up" one another in dissing the posts. The politics hardly even matter anymore; it's how smug you can be in criticizing someone who posts here. About had it, and I was once an optimist.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:45 PM

84. I'll miss you

You're one of my favorites.

Take care.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:48 PM

86. We'll miss you, but real life certainly can be like that.

It's the most demanding and jealous of one's attention, imaginable! Just know we're here and you are still here in our thoughts and our hearts!

Sending hugs!



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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:49 PM

87. Wishing you the best.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:52 PM

88. I don't know you, but I support you more than you'll ever know.

 

I hope to see you back soon.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 08:12 PM

89. When you no longer feel so lost, please return.



There is nothing you can't do if you put your mind to it.
Nothing.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 08:14 PM

90. I understand. Take care of yourself.

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