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Dec 17th 2010 9:00PM Mine was purple too, three different shades, and made into granny squares. I was the sixth oldest grandchild, but I think I was betwen 10 and 12 when my grandma made it. She taught me how to crochet and I, at nearly 50, have made an afghan for each of my nieces and nephews as well as my son. Now (picture me sighing loudly) it's time to start on the next generation, all NINE of them! But I can still remember the smiles when they opened their packages. Thanks for a great trip down memory lane! And FYI, mine's still in fantastic shape too.
Oct 15th 2008 7:00PM I feel sorry for you, Dave, I really do. FYI, I'm considered morbidly obese. For the past three months, I've been limiting myself to a high fiber (lots of veggies), otherwise balanced 1,200 to 1,500 calorie a day regimen. Through no one's fault but my own, my knees have had to put up with the heavier me for many years, so arthritis has begun to affect my ability to exercise. I drink coffee (black), diet low-sodium soda, and tons and tons of water. I'm not blaming anyone but myself for the fact that I weigh what I weigh, and I am slowly (and according to all diet programs, at the appropriate speed) losing the weight I need to lose. I've never said I had any medical condition that is preventing me from losing the excess weight (because I don't). I've also had to deal with comments like yours from people all my life, including some family members who later realized how wrong they had been. I may not be able to undo the damage I've caused myself over the years by snapping my fingers and wishing it away, but I HAVE finally managed to eradicate the damage cruelty such as yours has caused, by learning to accept that I don't have to look beautiful to be a beautiful person. No one on the planet is perfect, and no one should make anyone feel less than human by their comments. You should be ashamed of yourself.