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  •  Respectfully disagree. n/t It's your birthday! (2+ / 0-)
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    "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

    by BadKitties on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:52:35 PM PDT

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    •  LOL! That's wonderful, and so true: (4+ / 0-)
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      Antiques that are rare and beautiful are unmistakable and priceless. I should have stipulated that my observation was formed by years of cruising "antique" stores in the West Village in NYC, as well as "antique malls" throughout the south and midwest, which are little more than flea markets. My attraction to them is that rare "real" antique that someone has put out for sale without appreciating its true value. When I see such treasures, I snatch them up. But to hear these vendors talk,  every old chair and table is an antique. Your experience growing up is the real deal--nothing comes close to the real things!

      Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. ~K. Vonnegut

      by Greek Goddess on Wed May 15, 2013 at 01:17:35 PM PDT

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      •  Yes!! That is the BEST part!! I have some (2+ / 0-)
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        sterling coasters--real, solid sterling, not plate--that I bought for $2 each at a Goodwill =) I love treasure hunting.

        Also, just BTW, I celebrated my 45th birthday by getting my navel pierced. It still makes me giggle. And my mother had a fit and demanded that my father DO something. Teehee =) I did have to promise that I would never get a tattoo =)

        "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

        by BadKitties on Wed May 15, 2013 at 03:19:04 PM PDT

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        •  Brave BadKitties! (0+ / 0-)

          I got my first tattoo when I was 44, and my mother had a fit also!

          Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. ~K. Vonnegut

          by Greek Goddess on Thu May 16, 2013 at 02:16:39 PM PDT

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