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Erma Bombeck thoughts for the day.
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Aug 3, 2011 14:52:09   #
knitchic
 
Wanted to pass this one on to all of you happy crafters. Jackie 8-) :-D


 
Aug 3, 2011 14:58:58   #
Colorado knits
 
I adored Erma Bombeck.
Aug 3, 2011 15:32:24   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Thanks for the photo to add to my screen saver!

I'm working on using it all up ... and my stash, too!!:)
Aug 3, 2011 15:34:44   #
GrandmaD2012
 
And add to that. that I have no yarn in my stash left!
Aug 3, 2011 15:40:29   #
elsienicholls
 
Great picture and thought - thank you
Aug 3, 2011 17:01:10   #
nowlin
 
Hello Jackie,

Love the article,I just printed the picture off and I am

going to frame it and put it on the wall above my computer.

Thank you, Joan from Nova Scotia Canada :lol:
 
Aug 4, 2011 01:42:59   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
this is a nicer way to say, 'i want my last check to bounce.'
Aug 4, 2011 02:15:17   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
deemail wrote:
this is a nicer way to say, 'i want my last check to bounce.'
Oh! That's one line I hadn't yet heard! I like it better than my neighbour's exhortation to 'die broke'.

Thanks!
Aug 4, 2011 03:23:56   #
Superdot2007
 
Very apt ...... thanks for sharing it!!
Aug 4, 2011 07:32:47   #
babybop
 
Love it, thank you for sharing it.
Aug 4, 2011 07:41:22   #
Knitto
 
Love it! She had some many words of wisdom!
 
Aug 4, 2011 07:42:34   #
ghosking
 
Beautiful! Just Beautiful :)
Aug 4, 2011 07:48:35   #
LBush1144
 
Erma was a favorite of mine. i read her columns and her books. She will be remembered by some of us for a long time.
Aug 4, 2011 08:08:38   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
My favorite Erma story was about a visit to a talk show. As she was always so positive, the host asked her what was it that really bugged her. She replied, "Skin care commercials! They always have some 19-yr-old advertising skin care products! She's 19! She could give herself a facial with pickle juice, and she would still look great!"
Aug 4, 2011 10:04:47   #
gramknits (a regular here)
 
Beautiful thought - wonderful lady. Loved all her stories and books. May she rest in peace.
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