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I would like to ask everyone on this forum who made overly extensive Y2K preparations to consider donating their excess foodstuffs to local charitable organizations. Now that Y2K has come and gone without any need for hoarding, you have a chance to do something good for some truly needy people. Unlike many others, I do not blame anyone for preparing for what they thought would be difficult times. It's not their fault that it turned out to be a hoax. I myself was taken in, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. But I realized that it was not the hungry people in my community who perpatrated the hoax, so I donated alot of food to the food bank here. I urge all of you to do the same, it will relieve you embarrasment as it did mine.
Thank you, Mike Woods
-- Mike Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2000
It wasn't a hoax !!!
-- perpatrate this (you email@example.com), January 08, 2000.
All of us might not feel as you do. Embarrassed, that is. I wasn't "taken in" and also didn't "hoard". If YOU have to give things away to feel purged and vindicated, then so be it.
In other words, I am proud I prepared and I am proud now that there was no major upheaval at the rollover. No apologies and no hang-dog expression here.
Please refrain from suggesting how I run my life. I make my own decisions and love it that way.
P.S.: Hope you feel better about YOUR life. You need to work on that self esteem.
-- Maureen (Maureenfirstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2000.
Beautifully put! I don't see how it could have been said better in a response as short as yours.
-- eve (email@example.com), January 08, 2000.
This morning my MIL gave me a grocery shopping list as long as your arm. With the exception of fresh milk, meat and grapes, I went to the back bedroom and filled her order! LOVE IT!! I am, however, going to give some stuff to the Salvation Army. I have about 50 of those canned hams from Denmark and we are not crazy about them. However, anyone touches my canned bacon will get a broken arm! I have crackers and cookies that won't keep real long and may package up some beans and rice in zip lock bags too. I have always had lots of food on hand, but I would like to be able to get to the bed in the back bedroom. We have so much that we need to share with those who have nothing. Taz....who is munching on her preps and weaving her rugs once more.
-- Taz (Tassi123@aol.com), January 08, 2000.
Mike, while you're in a giving mood, I wonder if I could hit you up for some help for the Gosslings? Here's the explanatory post:
To those who expressed a wish to help Bulldog's daughter (diagnosed with leukemia)
Gene and I talked to Bulldog tonight. Chelsea is doing well but has 2-1/2 years of chemo ahead of her; they expect good results. Prognosis is very good. This particular course of treatment is expected to last until mid- to late February. The family is staying at the Wyndham-Garden Hotel, 300 N. Second Street, Memphis, TN 38105. Their name is Gossling.
I had to drag information out of Bulldog! She was overwhelmed that we would like to send cards to Chelsea or help in other ways. She said Chelsea, who is six, particularly likes rainbows on clothing or anything else. She will, of course, need hats since the chemo will cause her to lose her hair. (Bulldog has already bought some hats and sewn fake hair around the edges!) Chelsea likes feminine clothes and has no favorite color--except multi and rainbows. She's also an artsy-craftsy kind of girl and likes to color and glue glitter on things. She loves books, any kind, especially about animals. She might like a tape player with suitable cassettes for when she doesn't feel well enough to read or do crafts. Bulldog is having the VCR brought to Memphis so that she can play videos--but you might want to wait on that till we can get a list of videos Chelsea might like to see (and doesn't already have).
I didn't ask, but I suspect Mom and Dad might like some books to read and videos to watch.
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2000
Please send things to the hotel address above.
-- Old Git (email@example.com), January 08, 2000.
Will her Mum and Dad be at the hotel all the while? I am in Canada and our mail is S-L-O-W. As the grandmother of two granddaughters I know how I would feel if it was one of mine. One of our sons was critically sick at the age of 7. There is nothing worse in the world than than feeling you can do nothing to help your child..
-- Kath (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2000.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
Now that Y2K has come and gone without any need for hoarding
The jury is still out on whether we've yet experienced the worst of what Y2K has to dole out. Even if the problems get no worse, that doesn't mean there had been no need to be prepared for the possibility of disruptions. We don't call it hoarding around here.
-- Dancr (email@example.com), January 10, 2000.
Dear Old Git...you are a peachy kind of peach!
-- Mumsie (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 2000.