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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:54 PM
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Tell Me Something You Admire About Someone In Your Life
I admire a few people, currently. One in particular because she has a good and forgiving heart. I admire that.

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:05 PM
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1. Dedication, a giving spirit and willingness to listen. nt
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:07 PM
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2. unconditional love
easy to speak of, hard to do.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:08 PM
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3. amen to that....
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:24 PM
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4. My brother is a police officer AND a paramedic
Also a good Democrat -- and probably more liberal than I am.
John
Also, when my SO Polly was six months pregnant with her only child, the father committed suicide. Polly originally intended to place the baby up for adoption, but when Sara was born she had Bozo Red hair and Polly just couldn't do it. She raised the child by herself under incredibly difficult circumstances, and Sara is a wonderful, well-adjusted, beautiful person -- now 30 and the mother of two girls who are both the lights of my life (especially little Hunter (age 7), who may well be the last of the Hippie Babies).
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:25 PM
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5. admirable traits
hey John :hi: how are you and Polly? :loveya:
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:32 PM
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6. Hi buddhamama
We're fine -- better now that Sara and the kids have moved to Midland, just twenty miles from here (they were in Hazel Park (95m), then in Flushing (about 40m). We see them a little more now, and any day they come to visit is a great day for us. We send you our love and I'll be sure to send your regards along to Polly.
John
Also, it is now 298 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes to FUNDAY XIII. Please clear your schedule and get on up here to see us -- we'd LOVE to meet you!
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:36 PM
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7. May the gods that be
never allow Hippie Babies to stop being born.

If there is a god,,,,,,,,,
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:01 PM
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12. Darn right, Mosey
I was never a hippie myself. I was an altar boy, a Boy Scout, a football player and a soldier and did just about all of it with a brush cut. But Hunter just turns me to goo (so does her sister, Jaden, but Jaden isn't quite as outgoing. The two are opposite as night and day). God(dess) bless 'em both. They mean the world to me.
John
Blessings are where you find 'em and sometimes they just drop into your lap -- you know?
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:44 PM
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8. She can do a hundred pushups
:D




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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:46 PM
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9. His brilliant intelligence.



His remarkable insight.


His genuine compassion for those hurting, or less fortunate.



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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:53 PM
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10. You're not talking about Forrest, are you?
I will make no assumptions!

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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:58 PM
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11. No, because
I don't care about those less fortunate than me, or those who are hurting. I live to crush such people, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentation of their women...

But, apart from that, I'm rather an agreeable chap.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:02 PM
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13. women with lamentations
is that anything similar to laminated women?

Sounds reasonable.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:10 PM
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14. Give me women with
lamingtons, any day...



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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:23 PM
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15. Mr. Tikki....when we made the decision to help our....
son raise his infant son...it was Mr. Tikki who said "full steam ahead" we can all do this and do a
grand job. Mr. Tikki reminded me that babies grow up fast and that our son was devoted to being the best single father.
Nearly three years later, and it was absolutely the correct choice the three of us made...
Mr. Tikki is a truly fine man.


Tikki
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:26 PM
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16. I can only say
I'm happy for you and your continued happiness.

People are generally good, I still believe, and to hear little bits of stories like yours confirms it for me.

Thanks.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:46 PM
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21. If that is Tikkibaby in your avatar, I would say you are all doing
a wonderful job. Beautiful baby! :hi:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:28 PM
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17. he calls it 'the world of the four corners', and when he is done...
everyone benefits from his even-handed business sense...i admire that :thumbsup:
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:39 PM
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19. Good for you and yours, and continued peace
throw this at him, and see what he thinks!

The Medicine Wheel is representative of American Indian Spirituality. The Medicine Wheel symbolizes the individual journey we each must take to find our own path. Within the Medicine Wheel are The Four Cardinal Directions and the Four Sacred Colors. The Circle represents the Circle of Life and the Center of the Circle, the Eternal Fire. The Eagle, flying toward the East, is a symbol of strength, endurance and vision. East signifies the renewal of life and the rebirth of unity.

East = Red = success; triumph
North = Blue = defeat; trouble
West = Black = death
South = White = peace; happiness

There are three additional sacred directions:
Up Above = Yellow
Down Below = Brown
Here in the Center = Green

Winter=go-la
The color for North is Blue which represents sadness, defeat.
It is a season of survival and waiting.

Spring=gi-la-go-ge
The color for East is Red which represents victory, power.
Spring is the re-awakening after a long sleep,
victory over winter; the power of new life.

Summer=go-ga
The color for South is White for peace, happiness & serenity.
Summer is a time of plenty.

Autumn=u-la-go-hv-s-di
The color for West is Black which represents death.
Autumn is the final harvest; the end of Life's Cycle.

RED was symbolic of success. It was the color of the war club used to strike an enemy in battle as well as the other club used by the warrior to shield himself. Red beads were used to conjure the red spirit to insure long life, recovery from sickness, success in love and ball play or any other undertaking where the benefit of the magic spell was wrought.

BLACK was always typical of death. The soul of the enemy was continually beaten about by black war clubs and enveloped in a black fog. In conjuring to destroy an enemy, the priest used black beads and invoked the black spirits-which always lived in the West,-bidding them to tear out the man's soul and carry it to the West, and put it into the black coffin deep in the black mud, with a black serpent coiled above it.

BLUE symbolized failure, disappointment, or unsatisfied desire. To say "they shall never become blue" expressed the belief that they would never fail in anything they undertook. In love charms, the lover figuratively covered himself with red and prayed that his rival would become entirely blue and walk in a blue path. "He is entirely blue, " approximates meaning of the common English phrase, "He feels blue. "The blue spirits lived in the North.

WHITE denoted peace and happiness. In ceremonial addresses, as the Green Corn Dance and ball play, the people symbolically partook of white food and, after the dance or game, returned along the white trail to their white houses. In love charms, the man, to induce the woman to cast her lost with his, boasted, "I am a white man," implying that all was happiness where he was. White beads had the same meaning in bead conjuring, and white was the color of the stone pipe anciently used in ratifying peace treaties. The White spirits lived in the South.

Two numbers are sacred. Four is one number, it represented the four primary directions. At the center of their paths lays the sacred fire. Seven is the other and most sacred number. Seven is represented in the seven directions: north, south, east, west, above, bellow, and "here in the center" the place of the sacred fire.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:50 PM
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24. i will, he'll like that, he's been 'saged' by paiute, kickapoo, yaqui...
and cherokee/choctaw that i know of http://www.warmsprings.com :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:37 PM
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18. He is such a clear thinker.........
A big heart........

Wicked sense of humor........

He strives to overcome odds that would have killed a lesser man.

:patriot:
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querelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:44 PM
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20. My Best Friend David
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 06:57 PM by querelle
He is the most non-judgemental and trustworthy person I have ever met. I consider myself so lucky just to know him and to call him my friend.

Q

XOXOXO David.........




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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:47 PM
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22. Two words you mentioned mean so much
nonjudgemental and trustworthy. You are truly lucky.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:48 PM
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23. A HS teacher who kept me writing and made sure I knew I was a worthwhile
person, because I sure as hell was being told the opposite from my mother. I completely credit her with my life.

She's been discussed before on DU here.

To this day, we're close friends.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:03 PM
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25. Thank you for sharing that story
truly inspiring. Thanks again.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:08 PM
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27. You're welcome.
I actually had a bunch of incredible teachers in HS (which is probably why I'm a huge supporter of public schools) but she was the one that stands out above the rest.

I can also credit my Psych AP/Philosophy honors teacher with getting me really interested in politics.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:04 PM
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26. Lots of people.
My kids -- sweet, loving, have never been deliberately mean to anyone.

My husband -- strong, motivated, loving as well, has a sense of humor that never fails.

My boss -- he treats all of the customers in his store with kindness and dignity, even the loonballs.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:21 PM
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28. May I be frank?
I'm drawing a blank. People I admire... hmmm. There are people I love, people I empathize with, people I understand and those I don't, but I'm at a cynical stage. Give me the name of someone admirable and I will sing his/her praises.
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hotforteacher Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:54 PM
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29. My partner
has the uncanny ability to let things roll off his back like no other I have met before. I can't even begin to express how much strength that gave me when I finally became able to emulate that during my custody battle.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:00 PM
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30. The loyalty of a conservative friend of mine
This is the first close friendship I've ever had with a conservative; in fact she let me go about two months making remarks like "wingnut lunatic" without ever telling me her politics. She helped me through a pretty dark time a few months ago and never passed judgement on me when a lot of people did. She's also the only one that kept a confidence that I shared with her and three other people; she lived in China for four years and said that that's part of why she is so careful not to break confidences because over there it can mean life or death. It's ironic but she's the one that stuck by me through all the craziness that has gone on.
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:11 PM
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31. Mom teaches Yoga, at 71. That's just the start of the list.
The rest of the list is just scary. She has done more in retirement than many people manage their entire working lives.
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