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Re: news of the day/stuff


Yeah, I knew you wouldn't have a 50 inch, but couldn't resist yankin' your
chain.
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day/stuff


> Kitty - I have a bought in 1984 on closeout Mitsubishi 19" TV. I only
> use it for watching movies since I don't watch TV period. I have a
> little 9" w/ rabbit ears I got when my aunt died and use it to pick up
> the news in the mornings while I'm getting dressed. Pat across the
> street and her hubby are the packrats. I went over there to take Arnold
> his pancake and their was a TV box on the front porch as big as my car.
> Unbelievable. Lord only knows how they even got it in the house!
>
>
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Sun, 9 Nov 2003 10:39:07 -0500
>
> >>  Stuff is - ...Having a 50" TV in every room in the house when one or
two
> >> would suffice ...
> >
> >One 50 inch tv will suffice for you?  I have a 27 inch.  I guess I don't
> >have enough stuff. :+)
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >----- Original Message ----- 
> >From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 9:56 AM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> >
> >
> >> Bonnie, plants are not "stuff" they are living things! They are
> >> important to us and the quality of our lives in enhanced by their
> >> presence, much like pets. You need the containers to put them in and
> >> books to take care of them! Stuff is - excess junk - more furniture
than
> >> you could ever need. More clothes/shoes than ten people could wear and
> >> like that! Having a 50" TV in every room in the house when one or two
> >> would suffice and so on.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >> From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Date:  Sun, 9 Nov 2003 07:31:25 -0800
> >>
> >> >What really slammed me about 'stuff' was helping my brothers and
sisters
> >> >get my parent's home ready for sale in one weekend after my Dad went
into
> >> >emergency care.  It seemed to me that we spend our early years
> >accumulating
> >> >'stuff' and the end of our lives getting rid of it.  And, don't get me
> >> >wrong, my husband and I have a large house and garage full of 'stuff'.
> >We
> >> >are both collectors and pack rats.  In my early life, I taught in the
> >first
> >> >Head Start programs.  We started without anything.  I remember a
seminar
> >on
> >> >'Beautiful Junk' that taught us to use all sorts of throwaway things.
It
> >> >just added to my inclination to look for "possibilities" for
everything.
> >> >One of my long-term goals is to pare down my 'stuff' to those things I
> >> >really need and love.   But, here I am, buying more plants,
containers,
> >and
> >> >plant books.
> >> >
> >> >Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> [Original Message]
> >> >> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >> Date: 11/08/2003 11:03:20 AM
> >> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> >> >>
> >> >> You know, I like "stuff".  I like my computer, my tv, my stereo.  I
> >like
> >> >all
> >> >> the various office supply stuff I keep around to have just the right
> >thing
> >> >> for a project.  I like all the stuff in my garage that makes
gardening
> >> >> easier and more fun.  I will like my new kitchen cabinets if they
ever
> >> >> finish installing them, even though the old ones (40yrs) were still
ok.
> >[I
> >> >> put them in the garage to hold more stuff].  I like my Harmony
Kingdom
> >> >> stuff - gives me sort of a tickle just to look at them.  I like my
> >garden
> >> >> cat stuff, though they aren't necessary to enjoy the garden.  I like
> >> >stuff.
> >> >>
> >> >> But there is a point when people need to say, I have enough stuff to
> >keep
> >> >me
> >> >> happy, maybe I could help someone else out with the stuff they need.
> >And
> >> >> even when we don't yet have all the stuff we need or want, maybe we
> >could
> >> >> wait just a little longer and help someone else get some deperately
> >needed
> >> >> stuff.
> >> >>
> >> >> And if I have to do without some of the stuff I really want or even
> >think
> >> >I
> >> >> really need because it adversely impacts someone else or the
> >environment,
> >> >> that's ok, too.  Surely we can find alternatives.
> >> >>
> >> >> Kitty
> >> >>
> >> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >> From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> >> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >> Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 10:31 AM
> >> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> > In my mind I can point to the time "greed" became the mantra for
> >> >corporate
> >> >> > America.  I was working in D.C. in a large law firm in the late
> >1970's.
> >> >> > Ringer's book, "Looking Out For Number One" was on the best seller
> >list
> >> >> and
> >> >> > required reading for managers of many large firms.  It seems to me
> >that
> >> >> > from that point forward the emphasis was on self...what one could
> >> >acquire,
> >> >> > how much one could spend on cars, houses, etc., buying the best
and
> >> >> > bragging on it.  Problems of those less fortunate didn't concern
> >those
> >> >on
> >> >> > this track unless they were directly involved.  The thought of
giving
> >> >back
> >> >> > to the community whose structure and principles allowed great
success
> >> >was
> >> >> > completely lost.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Enough...my soapbox just turned over.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > > [Original Message]
> >> >> > > From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> >> >> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >> > > Date: 11/07/2003 9:07:17 PM
> >> >> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > > From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> >> >> > > > > May we someday wake up and go for more renewable, cleaner,
> >energy
> >> >> > > sources!
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > I'll second that!  However, I very much fear that money is what
> >> >> > > drives things the world around and as long as those with vested
> >> >> > > interests in keeping the status quo are the ones donating
mammoth
> >> >> > > sums to election campaigns, I can guarantee that renewable
energy
> >is
> >> >> > > going to stay firmly in the rumble seat.  When you stop and
think
> >> >> > > about the vast network of businesses that depend on oil in some
> >form
> >> >> > > for their existence, you can see that the vested interests are
> >large.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Until some disaster occurs, this nation seems set on reaction
> >instead
> >> >> > > of proaction, and then seems to waste time, money and energy in
> >> >> > > trying to point to fix responsibility on some entity - witness
the
> >> >> > > eastcoast black out this year -  (I guess so people can sue
them)
> >> >> > > instead of saying "Hello..it's time to do something about
> >> >> > > this"...just too much power in the hands of a few extremely
> >> >> > > short-sighted and profit-motivated persons.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Now, I don't have anything against making a nice profit in
business
> >> >> > > (only wish we could manage that), but there is profit and there
is
> >> >> > > greed; today, greed is winning hands down.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> >> >> > > mtalt@hort.net
> >> >> > > Editor:  Gardening in Shade
> >> >> > > -----------------------------------------------
> >> >> > > Current Article: Variegation on the Green Theme - Part One
> >> >> > > http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/shade_gardening
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> >> Pam Evans
> >> Kemp TX/zone 8A
> >>
> >>
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