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I hear what you're saying.   I just don't think we have enough information to know the whole picture.

This woman could be the Wicked Witch of the West, or she could be a loving aunt who guessed really really really wrong how to address an invitation to someone who can't attend.  For all we know, she would have addressed the invitation the same way had the girl been touring Europe for the whole month of the wedding.

This is not a case of someone who "guessed really really really wrong how to address an invitation to someone who can't attend." The teenager could attend the wedding and wanted to attend. The aunt doesn't want to invite her. There was a subsequent family meeting and the aunt doubled down. The aunt is using a concern trolling argument, that the aunt doesn't want her niece to see normal teens enjoying themselves at the aunt's wedding.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Picture thread
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Today at 11:10:34 AM »

The sunrise this morning.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Anyone have a Rveal?
« Last post by Luci on Today at 10:58:27 AM »
Have you checked out the reviews on Amazon?
Yesterday, I had two work crews running around.  The A/C installation crew were here all day...but the house is much more comfortable now that the upstairs A/C has been replace with a new o ne.

The second crew found a clog in the drain pipes (tree roots, mostly) and the drains are now working again.  That was an even bigger relief, as the A/C downstairs had been turned off to allow the doors to be left open for the crew coming in & out with tools, parts, removing old ducting from the attic, and so forth & so on. 

A warm house with "gross goop" in the shower pan is a stinky warm house...the shower pan has been scrubbed and got bleached, too.  The towels got bleached - even though it left some of them looking like we need new towels.  They were over ten years old, so needing new towels *soon* wasn't unexpected.  We remodeled the bathroom earlier this year - so we were going to be changing towel colors the next time we shopped. 
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Last post by Luci on Today at 10:49:39 AM »

I'm curious about the exterior doors in what looks like a closet and in the bathroom. Not "dealbreakers" per se but ... why?

The houses we have vacationed in in Florida pools or were on the beach.and direct access to the bathroom saved a lot it o time and mess.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Last post by VorFemme on Today at 10:38:10 AM »
My mother & MIL are both "Betty" - perfectly normal name, in their generation.  My mother kept being told that her "real" name was clearly "Elizabeth" as "Betty" was only a shortened form of the longer name.

Her birth certificate & marriage license are both for "Betty" MiddleName Surname.  So are MIL's, but I don't know whether or not her teachers insisted that "Betty" wasn't a real name.

But that's why my first name is "Elizabeth", I was told.  I was in my fifties and Paternal Grandmother had died fifteen or more years earlier before I found out that the name she went by was only one of her names, the other was "Elizabeth" - but which was her first name and which was her middle name varies by who you ask.  The family Bible with the various records was locked in her cedar chest, which was stolen 25 or more years ago, when her house was broken into after she went into the hospital...she went to a nursing home, so the house was unoccupied except when out of town family members visited (my parents, siblings, and I - as everyone else lived in the same area).   And Grandma kept trying to find someone who would move into the house with her so that she could "go home"...which meant that a lot of people knew it was unoccupied but furnished.

The furniture was getting old enough that some of it was worth more than it had cost when new, forty or fifty years earlier.  Which is probably why those pieces were the ones that went missing...
as a mom, aunt, and human being, i cannot imagine doing this to my niece.

And this young woman's parents are so totally wrong. (Reminds me of the way *I* was raised, where "family" is so important that when my first cousin continuously mistreated, i was told to 'get over it' because "faaaamily").

Other than the young woman, the only "adults" in the story are the 13 and 18 YO brothers.
that is a very weird response. who knows? A year ago, in spite of the many many judge judy/judge millian cases i've seen with problems stemming from craigslist, i tried to find an apartment to rent through craigslist. it was just a weird experieince. After carefully weeding through what seemed to be definite scams/weird ads, i responded to a few of the nicer ones (with details, with addresses, with photos, with names of people, with emails that were the "name@gmail" rather than the weird type ("kdklasjeiwojds@hotmail"). I got a few replies from totally different names, about different emails, telling me to send them more details about me (bank details, references etc.

OTOH - i joined a local hiking group that's bee around for centuries and they use the meetup app which i find very useful.
I recently heard that at least one of the dating apps out there has a 'looking for a friend' option, in addition to dating.  I thought that was pretty cool.
Entertaining and Hospitality / Re: Planning a holiday party.
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Today at 09:54:03 AM »
Bake a wheel of brie with cranberries. It's delicious.
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