classylady

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    classylady got a reaction from Jane_Doe in Asking evil spirit to depart   
    I’m not sure how to ask this. This is a topic that isn’t often discussed and rightly so. We don’t want to dwell on negativity. But, I’m trying to write some family history, and then discuss it with my family in a Family Home Evening format. The experience I’m writing about is one where my grandmother raised her arm to the square and in the name of our Lord commanded an evil presence to depart. My questions: As a woman, did she have the right to do so? Or, because she was an endowed member, and under her husband’s priesthood could she exercise that power? Or, can any worthy person do what she did? Or was my grandmother wrong to do so? There are a few articles in Ask Gramps about this, but it only mentions men.
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    classylady got a reaction from NeedleinA in Asking evil spirit to depart   
    I’m not sure how to ask this. This is a topic that isn’t often discussed and rightly so. We don’t want to dwell on negativity. But, I’m trying to write some family history, and then discuss it with my family in a Family Home Evening format. The experience I’m writing about is one where my grandmother raised her arm to the square and in the name of our Lord commanded an evil presence to depart. My questions: As a woman, did she have the right to do so? Or, because she was an endowed member, and under her husband’s priesthood could she exercise that power? Or, can any worthy person do what she did? Or was my grandmother wrong to do so? There are a few articles in Ask Gramps about this, but it only mentions men.
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    classylady got a reaction from Jedi_Nephite in Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today   
    We have over ten BaoFeng radios in the house.  They’re relatively inexpensive and not too difficult to program by computer and cable. Of course these are for VHF/UHF, which is mostly local. If your area has linked repeaters you will be able reach greater distances. The more you use your radio the more you learn. You’ll want an HF radio for long distances. Antennas make a big difference. A directional yagi antenna will get you greater distance with lower power, but is directional.
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    classylady got a reaction from Jedi_Nephite in Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today   
    Look at Hamstudy.org. It is a good resource for what you need to study for the exam. At least here in the U.S.  Morse code is no longer required for the exams. But, it is a hobby within the hobby of ham operators. Back when I was a teenager, and Morse code was required, I would listen to my brother transmit and receive. I tried learning it, but didn’t stick with it. I’m thinking if I ever have the time, I’d like to learn code.
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    classylady got a reaction from MrShorty in Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today   
    I’m pretty stoked! I actually passed the exam! If you knew how little I know about electronics you would have been surprised I was able to pass. It was an all morning and afternoon class with the test afterwards. I was dismayed at the material that needed to be learned, especially as it was in an area I know very little about. The terms were all Greek to me.
    My husband has had his license for over 20 years. He’s quite happy I was able to pass the test. I think he had his doubts. Two of my sons took the test with me and they both got their licenses too. Yay! Can you tell I’m excited?
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    classylady got a reaction from Still_Small_Voice in Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today   
    I’m pretty stoked! I actually passed the exam! If you knew how little I know about electronics you would have been surprised I was able to pass. It was an all morning and afternoon class with the test afterwards. I was dismayed at the material that needed to be learned, especially as it was in an area I know very little about. The terms were all Greek to me.
    My husband has had his license for over 20 years. He’s quite happy I was able to pass the test. I think he had his doubts. Two of my sons took the test with me and they both got their licenses too. Yay! Can you tell I’m excited?
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    classylady got a reaction from Anddenex in Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today   
    I’m pretty stoked! I actually passed the exam! If you knew how little I know about electronics you would have been surprised I was able to pass. It was an all morning and afternoon class with the test afterwards. I was dismayed at the material that needed to be learned, especially as it was in an area I know very little about. The terms were all Greek to me.
    My husband has had his license for over 20 years. He’s quite happy I was able to pass the test. I think he had his doubts. Two of my sons took the test with me and they both got their licenses too. Yay! Can you tell I’m excited?
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    classylady got a reaction from mirkwood in New facebook group   
    My FaceBook account has been hacked. Someone has managed to change my password, my email, and my phone number, so I can’t change password, or recover my acct.  I’m going through customer support, but it’ s been about three weeks now and I haven’t heard anything back from FB. So frustrating! 
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    classylady reacted to pam in New facebook group   
    I wanted to invite all of you to join a new facebook group that I started today.  It will be a great way for all of us to stay connected away from the forums.  It's called Latter-day Saint Hangout
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/456036979095609
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    classylady got a reaction from Carborendum in Victory Garden   
    I’m going to be planting my seeds this spring. I’m hoping our Utah climate will grow these beauties and I get some sweet watermelon. 
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    classylady reacted to Carborendum in Victory Garden   
    Two more are peaking out as of this morning.
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    classylady reacted to Carborendum in Victory Garden   
    This year's watermelon Log:
    36 seeds soaked in warm water:  Dec 30.
    Planted 3 seeds per pod in soil (starter bin): Dec 31.
    First sprout: Jan 15th. (one sprout)

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    classylady got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Church Zoom accounts   
    Technology or anything mechanical does not come naturally to me. I’m continually having to ask my husband, kids, or grandchild how to do something on the computer, or how to get something to work. I’ve just been called to be a Sunday School teacher and I am panicking because I will be teaching using Zoom. Before COVID-19, when I taught SS I never brought a TV into the classroom because I can never get it to work for me. The more I think about this calling, the more anxious I am getting—all due to technology.
    Last Sunday when trying to listen to Relief Society on Zoom, I missed half of it because I couldn’t figure out how to get the audio to come on, yet the week before I didn’t have that issue with the Sunday School lesson. And, how to reply to a question on Zoom is beyond me. I have no idea how others were able to make comments which I could read. Plus, during the whole lesson I was terrified I wasn’t muted. There were comments that people weren’t muted. So, I kept as quiet as a mouse just in case my audio was on. I’m finding Zoom to be terribly anxiety causing. 
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    classylady reacted to Backroads in Christmas and gifting   
    Oh, I love wrapping gifts. It's almost like a puzzle.
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    classylady reacted to Vort in Hypothetical - mail-order bride   
    The name "Svetlana" means "blonde". So I was told years ago by a Russian immigrant at Microsoft named Svetlana—ironically, a brunette—while we rode the bus together. My wife, who does not speak Russian, has always fancied the name Svetlana and has occasionally used it as her "fake name", appropriate since she is a blonde*.
    *Note that "blonde" with a final e is a French feminine adjective, and thus refers specifically to blonde women and girls. Men and other blond-colored things that are not explicitly female, which in modern non-gendered English would include basically everything other than women, girls, and perhaps female-identified animals or mannequins (womannequins?) or something like that, are properly referred to as "blond". Similarly, a "brunette" is a dark-haired woman or girl; a dark-haired man or boy or thing is called "brunet". Not that most people actually observe or even understand these linguistic niceties, but there you go.
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    classylady reacted to Vort in The Babylon Bee on the horrors of 2020   
    Guess I'm just a recalcitrant stick-in-the-mud. I can't help raining on the joyless parade of those who bemoan 2020 as "Worst Year EVAR". Well, I actually COULD keep myself from snarky comments; I just choose not to. But no need now! The Babylon Bee has done it for me!
    https://babylonbee.com/news/2020-rated-worst-year-ever-provided-you-never-lived-at-any-other-time-in-history
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    classylady reacted to prisonchaplain in What is something good that happened to you today?   
    I had an enjoyable panel job interview today. When the principal prayed at the beginning so that all would have discernment, I truly sensed God's presence and anointing. So, yeah--great day.
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    classylady reacted to mirkwood in Next Year Predictions   
    I will buy a gun...nay, I will buy two guns!
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    classylady reacted to Suzie in Lds.net Town   
    Since we have new people in the forum, I thought it would be cool to bump this thread.
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    classylady reacted to estradling75 in Clear Communication, Sometimes LESS Clear   
    Yes... because she is human...  Humans tend to default to our assumptions being true and simply do not process things that do not fit those assumptions.  She expected a bigger picture... your telling her there was not one did not get past her barrier to change that expectation.
    For example have you ever looked for something only to later find it right in front of you?  It was right there every time you looked but your brain simply did not register it until later. The same idea with communication.  We generally have to open ourselves up to changing our defaults and until we do we can miss what is right in front of us.
    Thus this exercise shows that you can't just say words and expect understanding.... You have to verify understanding is taking place as well.
     
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    classylady got a reaction from Jamie123 in Why I hate You Tube   
    I’m from the western United States and I learned to pronounce aunt as ant. I’m okay when easterners pronounce aunt as auhnt, but it bugs the heck out of me when westerners switch their pronunciation to auhnt. It sounds affected.
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    classylady got a reaction from Vort in Why I hate You Tube   
    I’m from the western United States and I learned to pronounce aunt as ant. I’m okay when easterners pronounce aunt as auhnt, but it bugs the heck out of me when westerners switch their pronunciation to auhnt. It sounds affected.
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    classylady reacted to pam in Reported posts   
    It seems to the moderating team that we are getting more and more posts being reported by "guests."  Yet they appear to be extremely familiar with the forum members etc.  
    Many times we want to communicate with the person who has reported a post if we need clarification or perhaps clear up a misunderstanding.  We can't do that with an anonymous person.  Plus it makes it appear as if perhaps a disgruntled former member just has it out for someone. 
    Going forward:  Except with the case of pornography, vulgar language and spamming the site, we will not take action on a reported post that is done by a guest.  It must be done by an actual named forum member.  
     
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    classylady got a reaction from Vort in I apologize   
    I had a very traumatic experience when I was a young girl of about 4 or 5 years of age. My parents had just given me two cute, adorable kittens. I still remember their coloring—brown and caramel tabbies. We lived on a dairy farm, so of course these were outdoor cats. One morning I went outside to play with my kittens. When I got to their “nest”, I saw that their heads had been torn off! I screamed and screamed! My parents came running, thinking something terrible had happened to me. I was devastated. My parents said it was most likely a tom cat that had killed them. This has stuck with me for over 60 years.
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    classylady got a reaction from Jamie123 in I apologize   
    I had a very traumatic experience when I was a young girl of about 4 or 5 years of age. My parents had just given me two cute, adorable kittens. I still remember their coloring—brown and caramel tabbies. We lived on a dairy farm, so of course these were outdoor cats. One morning I went outside to play with my kittens. When I got to their “nest”, I saw that their heads had been torn off! I screamed and screamed! My parents came running, thinking something terrible had happened to me. I was devastated. My parents said it was most likely a tom cat that had killed them. This has stuck with me for over 60 years.