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My cousin Rae posted this on her Facebook feed.  I may not have known Uncle Adam very well, or seen him many times due to the fact for most of my life he lived in California and I lived in Pennsylvania, I love this man.

"This week was the 70th anniversary of the liberations of the liberation of Auschwitz. There are not many people still alive who remember that, and even fewer who were a part of it. I wanted to share a story, not my story, but the story of someone I love very much who can no longer share it for himself. My Uncle Adam is one of the most impressive people I have ever known. He was a kind, gentle, generous, loving, innovative, creative, and complex man. I miss him so much...but this is not about me. This is about him.
Adam was a young married man, with a son when he was forced into the concentration camps. He was separated from his wife, son, and nephew. When he asked where they had taken the children, the guards pointed to the black smoke coming from the crematoriums. He survived by making himself a useful resource. When the guards would ask for people who could do a task, he would volunteer, even if he had never done the task. He learned new skills that made him valuable. These skills stayed with him until the day he died through his home made invention, many of which he patented. When the liberation happened, he found bicycle parts and built a bicycle so he could travel to search for his family. He heard that his wife was in a camp being quarantined for dysentery. He broke into the camp to reunite with his wife. Eventually he and his wife were able to immigrate to the United States and start a new life and family here.
There is so much more to the story, so much sadness and pain. But the man I met did not dwell in the past. He was not hateful, or bitter. He was a survivor, and when he died at age 99.9 I was devastated. Most people won't see 99, but I truly believe he left this world too soon because he had so much to give. I am so thankful that he was in my life, and that I was able to hear how he touched other people's lives after his funeral. Dear Uncle Adam, I love and miss you everyday, and I promise to keep telling your story."

Also:
http://www.jewishmag.com/135mag/holocaust_survivor_life/holocaust_survivor_life.htm
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Well, I declare the wrap done. I couldn't measure properly yesterday, so it is actually just 50" instead of the 54" I thought. Oh well. It is 20" wide.

I like it, even with my goofs. It is 222 grams, not sure exact skein count.
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I think your 'goofs' won't make much of a difference when worn :)
Although I think I would have gone for more symmetry and braided the two outermost and the two innermost rows. Or if wider would be better, left those unbraided.
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/cry

I'm 30 rows in and suddenly realize I didn't do row 1 correctly..... instead of skipping 2 stitches one repeat and 6 the next, I skipped 6 each time....

I'm trying to decide exactly how bad that'll make my ladder sections look..... (Photo later I'm sure....)
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I wonder if you can work some sort of button or other embellishment in to take up the slack...?
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Thank you +London Oberleas​ for the +Secret Santa​ gifts! Boo boy and I will enjoy them very much. :-)
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They got here yesterday +London Oberleas !  I know we'll be having fun with them. :-)
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Awesome!!
I'll have to do this when I get home.  I spent many hours playing this....
Relive your childhood and snap up a copy of 'Sim City 2000' for free on Origin for a limited time.
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This is totally something my geeky self would do....
 
What will your family agree on while gathered around the dinner table this year? Use our Thankfulness Venn Diagram Activity to figure it out on Thanksgiving Day.
(from PBS Parents)
A clever Thanksgiving Day Thankfulness Venn Diagram Activity that will organize what kids, parents and grandparents are most thankful for on Thanksgiving.
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Heh, that's actually kinda cool... unfortunately, I see my family having an epic row over this.
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..... so... how bad does the bottom of the ladder section look? I think it will be ok, but I'm not sure if/how to get the other end to match. I also only have 3 chain sections, so it won't be symmetrical left to right. I'm OK with that.
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LOL Yeah, that makes sense :P
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LOL I posted this before typing anything... I came in to work today to random balls of yarn (the purple and silver) on my desk.

My friend Jackie wasn't going to use them... so....
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LOL It's a gift.  She's moved beyond wanting that scarf....
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I've been a bad +Secret Santa G+ gift receiver.  I've received two gifts in the past week, one from my friend +mary Zeman.  I haven't opened it yet, it'll be under the tree for a bit yet.  And I'm feeling extra bad now, because I don't have the slip with me so I can't thank you by name, but another very kind soul sent my son a new Pete the Cat book.  He'll love opening it.

Now I really, really, really have to do some shopping on Monday.  I really wasn't looking for anything for myself this year, this is supposed to be my year to pay it forward :P
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LOL.  Nah, I'll wait.  It'll be more fun on Giftmas Day.... :-)
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/cry
I just got this in my monthly council email:
At the last Board of Directors meeting, it was determined that Camps Tweedale and Tohikanee will close on May 13, 2015.
Preservation of important memorabilia related to the heritage of these two camps and closing ceremonies will be planned. If you would like to be part of the planning and/or have suggestions related to memorabilia, email us at opv@gsep.org.
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Oh, and the headache from this morning?  Doing its best to not go away and is just lingering.... /sigh
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After all the craziness that is Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, don't forget to day is #GivingTuesday  !  Support your favorite, or a loved one's favorite organization today.  What better gift to give than one that keeps on giving to the community around us?

(Or, if you're broke, pass the word along so others know.  Or sign up to volunteer your time or talents with an organization, no gift is too small.)
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As a 12 year girl member and now a 4th year leader, I fully see the need for both "modern" activities about technology and STEM and body image, AND outdoor skills and the teamwork and self-confidence that is learned from a job well done in a challenging environment.  That moves with a Scout from the trail to the classroom to the boardroom, no matter if they're male or female.

The "modern" Girl Scouts leaves a bad taste in many people's mouths.  And yes, us volunteers too at times.  There are times I feel like all that GSUSA is worried about is brand image (which isn't so good these days...) and cookie sales.

I try and teach my girls a wide range of skills and try and make myself available to help them find the answers to the "big" questions in their lives without pushing them down any one path.  I can provide skills and tools and ways to find information, I won't put them on any one path.

(sorry, I made the mistake of reading some very uninformed and inflammatory comments on the article.....)
At their convention, Girls Scouts USA is facing a split between traditional and modern—should its young members be campfire-building, or debating female body image?
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It is surprisingly a lot of work, but so worth it +Christina Blount Presnell .  By the end of the school year I'll be burned out and ready for a break, but I'll gladly return come September and I wouldn't trade "my" girls for anything.

And having lots of involved moms to help shoulder some of the burden is key.  Even if it's only "could you bring X,Y or Z to the meeting next week??"  I've got several parents who love to help, and they're all worth their weight in gold.
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I'm a Jill-of-many-trades, master of few. I dabble in what catches my interest with varying degrees of success. I'm geeky and nerdy and a bit of a bookworm and pop-culture clueless more often than not. I'm a wife and a mom and a daughter and sister and friend.
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I have an amazing son and husband and have managed to juggle that and a full time job!
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    Biology, 1994 - 1998
  • Conestoga High School
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