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    Antiques, Astrology, painting, collectibles, music, (most genre'), My two gorgeous Poodles, The Gulf of Mexico, sand and surf, swimming. Dining and dancing, theater. I am Widowed.
    My three grown children. TWO darling grandson's (Sam & Max!)
    Sam was born on New Years Day! He is 15! & Max was born in Feb'09! in Bucks Co PA!
    I have adorable twin granddaughters, born Oct 3rd, 2008, in FL!
    Two darling older granddaughters, 20 & 24, (in FL), (I am a very YOUNG Grandmier, I might add.) Now, just happened! A am a Great-GrandMama! She is Gorgeous! A DF member since 2001 and a DF Owner since 2004~
    I Am and still and always will be Under Construction :coopwink:

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  1. Martin Luther King Day Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. Is Martin Luther King Jr. Day a Public Holiday? Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. "The Stone Of Hope" memorial by master sculptor Lei Yixin was opened to the public in West Potomac Park, Washington DC, on August 22, 2011. ©iStockphoto.com/Camrocker What Do People Do? Martin Luther King Day is a relatively new federal holiday and there are few long standing traditions. It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. Some educational establishments mark the day by teaching their pupils or students about the work of Martin Luther King and the struggle against racial segregation and racism. In recent years, federal legislation has encouraged Americans to give some of their time on this day as volunteers in citizen action groups. Martin Luther King Day, also known as Martin Luther King’s birthday and Martin Luther King Jr Day, is combined with other days in different states. For example, it is combined with Civil Rights Day in Arizona and New Hampshire, while it is observed together with Human Rights Day in Idaho. It is also a day that is combined with Robert E. Lee’s birthday in some states. The day is known as Wyoming Equality Day in the state of Wyoming. Public Life Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday, but has slightly different names in some states. Non-essential Government departments are closed, as are many corporations. Some schools and colleges close but others stay open and teach their students about the life and work of Martin Luther King. Small companies, such as grocery stores and restaurants tend to be open, although a growing number are choosing to close on this day. Some compensate by opening on Washington's Birthday instead. Recent federal legislation encourages Americans to give some of their time on Martin Luther King Day as volunteers in citizen action groups. Public transit systems may or may not operate on their regular schedule. Long Weekend Since Martin Luther King Day falls on Monday, it is one of the public holidays in the United States that always create a long weekend. Background Martin Luther King was an important civil rights activist. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968. In 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday to honor him. After the first bill was introduced, trade unions lead the campaign for the federal holiday. It was endorsed in 1976. Following support from the musician Stevie Wonder with his single "Happy Birthday" and a petition with six million signatures, the bill became law in 1983. Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000. In 1990, the Wyoming legislature designated Martin Luther King Jr/Wyoming Equality Day as a legal holiday.
  2. @Wolven, I am so sorry to hear that you and your family were stricken with the virus. I do hope that you and yours get well very quickly. Be well, stay safe. -Lindsay, Forum Administrator
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    What Is Hanukkah? Info you need about Chanukah Photo credits: Flash90 Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple (as you’ll read below). Also spelled Hanukkah (or variations of that spelling), the Hebrew word is actually pronounced with a guttural, “kh” sound, kha-nu-kah, not tcha-new-kah. Many Jewish communities in the United States observe the first day of Hanukkah, which marks the start of Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle for religious freedom. Is Chanukah a Public Holiday? Chanukah is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours. Hanukkah gifts wrapped and ready to be given. ©iStockphoto.com/MarkCoffeyPhoto Celebrate Hanukkah Jewish communities in the United States celebrate the first day of Hanukkah on the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. The Hanukkah period lasts for eight days and is celebrated from the 25th day of Kislev to the second day of Tevet. The first night of Hanukkah (or Chanukah) starts with special blessings at sunset the day before the 25th of Kislev. Many Jewish people light the menorah, also known as the hanukiah (or chanukkiyah), which is a type of candelabrum. Many Americans of Jewish faith also eat food fried in olive oil, such as potato cakes, and different fried breads. Hanukkah dishes include sufganiot (Hanukkah donuts), potato latkes (pancakes), mandelbrot (this can be sliced like a hard bread), and rugelach (pastry that with different fillings). The first day of Hanukkah is the start of a celebratory period in which a four-sided toy called dreidel is used for games. The first night of Hanukkah is also a night when people sing traditional songs to celebrate Hanukkah. Gift-giving is also popular at this time of the year. Public Life The first day of Hanukkah is not a federal public holiday in the United States. Some Jewish schools have their school vacation fall around the same time of Hanukkah. About Hanukkah Hanukkah commemorates the Jewish people’s successful rebellion against the Greeks in the Maccabean War in 162 BCE. A ritual cleansing and re-dedication of the Temple occurred after the Jewish people’s victory. It is believed that there was only enough consecrated oil to keep the lamp burning for one day but the small bottle of oil miraculously lasted for eight days. Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is referred as the Feast of Lights or Festival of Lights for this reason. Moreover, the survival of Judaism over the many years is also celebrated during this period. The last day of Hanukkah, which marks the end of Hanukkah, falls on the eighth day of this period.
  4. Hi @mmoose, Nice to "meet" you after all these years. This site has always been for mental health , info, to help and to inform people. Not necessarily to make friendships albeit that is my doing. That was a plus for peer to peer questions and answers. Your take on Depressionforums.org/forums is quite different. Can you see the difference? Before I first took over and changed the platform in 2004, it wa to help BIG PHARMA and it was owned and operated by a Chiropractor. They wanted it for statistics only. I did not like that and severed the relationship as I gathered the Dr. was getting a kickback. End of story @Mmoose Have a wonderful Holiday and #staysafe! -Lindsay
  5. Helloooo.....I don't think anyone would like my opinion, but I am going to give it anyway. People read Blogs. Period. They normally do not comment on Blogs. Talking and leaving comments are really for the Forums. Blogs are somewhat related to a diary of sorts. Don't you think? Now I just asked a question. It is leading. sober4life had the right idea! In a Forum, Members are mostly asking questions to their peers. In a Blog, members are mostly telling their story. But you also can rate their Blog as well. You all are really great...have fun with it! Bye now.
  6. Iwould like Tami to know that all this was not necessary!  I pay good $$$ so you can delete these scammers!!


    This is NOT what I needed an Admin/Moderator was intended to do!!!!

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      I'm sorry, Lindsay....:console:

      I've been very busy dealing with my promotion to management at my job, Covid protocols, and other business related items. This is actually the first time since August 30 I've turned on my personal home computer - And I chose to come here first because I have missed everyone, and missed being here to help out.  I will do what I can to be here more often, Lindsay. I'm sorry for letting you down by not being here. 

      Be well, and please you and Larry and the family stay safe.  ❣️


  7. Strattera GENERIC NAME(S): Atomoxetine A small number of people (especially children/teenagers) who take atomoxetine for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Uses Atomoxetine is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, social, and other treatments. It may help to increase the ability to pay attention, concentrate, stay focused, and stop fidgeting. It is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
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    Halloween Significance: First day of Allhallowtide Observances: Church services, prayer, fasting, and vigil Origin: Samhain Also called: Hallowe'en, Allhallowe'en, All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Eve Birthplace: Ireland businessinsider.com Symbol Here are five Halloween symbols and their histories. Witches. Halloween, as we know it today, stems from a variety of cultures and celebrations. ... Black Cats. The black cat's association with Halloween also stems from the Middle Ages. ... Bats. ... Ghosts and Skeletons. ... Jack-O-Lanterns.
  9. Dear Members, I apologize if you enjoyed a now former member spamming videos all over this one Topic, "Can music be Therapeutic " Sure we can talk about it, but pictures and videos belong in the DF Gallery not in posts and not huge gigabytes which DF cannot afford. The videos were so large and took up so many gigs on DF. There could have been hidden links in them. Mark (Lioninwinter) informed me about that info before he passed. I do not know where my two Mod/Admin are since mid September. Depression Forums is not going anywhere soon, we have weathered more than this since 2004! Be Safe, Be Well, -Lindsay P.S. If anyone sees anything at all suspicious against our Terms Of Service or anything that you do not like, would you please report this by clicking REPORT ? it would be a huge help to DF. Thank you!
  10. Music Can very well be Therapeutic! You need to put whatever you wish to show in your Gallery, then post it as a link in your post. Not a video not a picture, a LINK ! Read the Terms Of Service (Original or Both)! Thank you! Forum Administrator Depressionforums.org
  11. Hello! We do not have experts on Covid 19 Anav Sharma I don't have any valuable thoughts on how to decrease it at this time. Perhaps my members do. But IMHO I do think lockdown is a reason it increased Covid-19. I think it maybe one of the many reasons for increasing other disabilities as well. Perhaps our members have other ideas? I had to take down your JPG pic as it is against our TOS to put it in posts. There is a personal Gallery that you can refer it to for your own use to send members to view which is in your settings. Be safe, be well, ~Lindsay, Forum Administrator, Founder
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    Columbus Day

    Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, and Columbus Day 2020 is on Monday, October 12. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. But throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have proposed since the 1970s including Indigenous Peoples' Day, now celebrated in a handful of U.S. states. READ MORE: Christopher Columbus: How The Explorer's Legend Grew—Then Drew Fire Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an Italian-born explorer who set sail in August 1492, bound for Asia with backing from the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella aboard the ships the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. Columbus intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia. Instead, on October 12, 1492, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings established colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century. READ MORE: The Ships of Christopher Columbus Were Sleek, Fast—And Cramped Did you know? Contrary to popular belief, most educated Europeans in Columbus' day understood that the world was round, but they did not yet know that the Pacific Ocean existed. As a result, Columbus and his contemporaries assumed that only the Atlantic lay between Europe and the riches of the East Indies. Later that October, Columbus sighted Cuba and believed it was mainland China; in December the expedition found Hispaniola, which he thought might be Japan. There, he established Spain’s first colony in the Americas with 39 of his men. In March 1493, Columbus returned to Spain in triumph, bearing gold, spices and “Indian” captives. The explorer crossed the Atlantic several more times before his death in 1506. It wasn’t until his third journey that Columbus finally realized he hadn’t reached Asia but instead had stumbled upon a continent previously unknown to Europeans. WATCH: Columbus: The Lost Voyage on HISTORY Vault Columbus Day in the United States The first Columbus Day celebration took place in 1792, when New York’s Columbian Order—better known as Tammany Hall—held an event to commemorate the historic landing’s 300th anniversary. Taking pride in Columbus’ birthplace and faith, Italian and Catholic communities in various parts of the country began organizing annual religious ceremonies and parades in his honor. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation encouraging Americans to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage with patriotic festivities, writing, “On that day let the people, so far as possible, cease from toil and devote themselves to such exercises as may best express honor to the discoverer and their appreciation of the great achievements of the four completed centuries of American life.” In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a national holiday, largely as a result of intense lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic fraternal organization. Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday of October. While Columbus Day is a federal government holiday meaning all federal offices are closed, not all states grant it as a day off from work. Columbus Day Alternatives Controversy over Columbus Day dates back to the 19th century, when anti-immigrant groups in the United States rejected the holiday because of its association with Catholicism. In recent decades, Native Americans and other groups have protested the celebration of an event that resulted in the colonization of the Americas, the beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade and the deaths of millions from murder and disease. European settlers brought a host of infectious diseases, including smallpox and influenza that decimated indigenous populations. Warfare between Native Americans and European colonists claimed many lives as well. READ MORE: Why Columbus Day Courts Controversy Indigenous Peoples' Day The image of Christopher Columbus as an intrepid hero has also been called into question. Upon arriving in the Bahamas, the explorer and his men forced the native peoples they found there into slavery. Later, while serving as the governor of Hispaniola, he allegedly imposed barbaric forms of punishment, including torture. In many Latin American nations, the anniversary of Columbus’ landing has traditionally been observed as the Dìa de la Raza (“Day of the Race”), a celebration of Hispanic culture’s diverse roots. In 2002, Venezuela renamed the holiday Dìa de la Resistencia Indìgena (“Day of Indigenous Resistance”) to recognize native peoples and their experience. Several U.S. cities and states have replaced Columbus Day with alternative days of remembrance. States including Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day, as well as cities like Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles. READ MORE: What Is Indigenous Peoples' Day? When Is Columbus Day? Columbus Day was originally observed every October 12, but was changed to the second Monday in October beginning in 1971. In some parts of the United States, Columbus Day has evolved into a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Local groups host parades and street fairs featuring colorful costumes, music and Italian food. In places that use the day to honor indigenous peoples, activities include pow-wows, traditional dance events and lessons about Native American culture. -Forum Admin Depression Forums Incorporated
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