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    Sarasota, Florida
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    Antiques, Astrology, painting, collectibles, music, (most genres'), My two gorgeous white Poodles, The Gulf of Mexico, sand and surf, and swimming. Dining and dancing, theater. I am Widowed.
    My three grown children. TWO darling grandson's (Sam & Max!)
    Sam was born on New Year's Day! He is & Max was born in Feb Bucks Co PA!
    I have adorable twin granddaughters, born Oct 3rd in FL!
    Two darling older granddaughters, (in FL), (I am a very YOUNG Grandmier, I might add.) Now, just happened in a blink of an eye...! I am a twice Great-GrandMama! They are Gorgeous baby girls! I am 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 Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. Did you know? The final section of Martin Luther King Jr.’s eloquent and iconic “I Have a Dream” speech is believed to have been largely improvised.
  2. Hello Marie H! We are very Active, you just joined at the the beginning of the Holiday Season where everyone is rushing around getting ready for Thanksgiving. Thankfully it is over but the season of giving has just begun! This "forum" is just to introduce yourself. If you're new to our community, taking the step for the first time to post publicly to a message board can sometimes seem intimidating. Don't be afraid to jump into a discussion once you have registered with us. We have a very supportive community that serves up heavy doses of support, encouragement and enthusiasm. We love meeting new people and being friendly. While we hope that you'll become an active participant and join in our discussions, you're welcome, of course, to simply hang out silently until you feel more comfortable posting a message. This Welcome Topic is for a short Introduction to our members/community. It is not intended to tell your story or to journal/Blog. That is saved for the other forums or for your Blog in your Settings after five posts, here at the DF which you may create. ***As a new member, you will have the ability to post two active topics in each Forum. You may reply to as many as you wish. Click on "New Topic" or you may "Reply" to an ongoing post. You will get the hang of it if you have never posted in a forum before. If you find it necessary to post about a topic that HAS NOT been covered and you have reached your two Topic limit for that particular forum, you will find a SPECIAL NEW MEMBER POSTING AREA on page one in every room. Please feel free to post there if no other topic covers your area of concern. *An active topic is defined as a topic that is on the front page of our busier forums or a topic that has received replies in the last 48 hours in our quiter forums. If you are in major crisis you may post your topic in Members Needing Extra Support Now (Members Needing Extra Support Now) We care about you, please post where you will be seen! Hugs!!! ~Lindsay, Forum Super Administrator
  3. Welcome Darlene Dunkley! Depressionforums.org/Forums is a peer to peer community, solely dedicated to eliminating the stigma that surrounds depression and mood disorders through information, education, and advocacy. Founded in 2001. Continuing in 2004, our organization’s ongoing Mission and Vision is to continue to fight the Stigma of Mental Illness, encourage, inform, and inspire the public about Mental Health. We are here for you! There is no illegal drug that cures mental illness by far! We do not post about illegal drugs on here. Please refrain from posting about illegal drugs or any personal experiences you may have had with them! After five visits (posts) you may visit the Substance Abuse Forum (PM Forum Admin or Staff for the password to get in)! Again welcome and we hope you visit here is a helpful one! ~Lindsay. Forum Administrator Owner, DepressionForums.org
  4. Good evening Members No, no one ever said you were excluded from search results. Hidiety you did not read our Terms of Service, etc. before or when you joined DF. If you click on this link it is a page under our original Terms of Service (ToS) It explains what a Forum is about, how it is run. Period. You are not making anything more aware, it has been published since 2004! cherryapplez2020 Sweetie, you had the right Idea Most members do. We warn our members before and after they join about the INTERNET not to use their personal identification, etc. Lindsay, Forum Administrator, Owner Are mission and vision is to help members with their MH, not to frighten them.
  5. Prycejosh1987 I hope by now that your sleep problems are gone and you are off Nozinan! I took out this new members link as they know nada about FORUMS and did not see you have not been here for almost a year! Please let us know how you are doing as you have not been around for sometime now and we do care! Be Well, Lindsay
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  7. This is a good thread, but if I have to keep getting notified by IPS to approve songs, then I will close it. I have no help at the moment. These are your forums, please be aware
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    Memorial Day

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    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day May 30 This U.S. federal holiday is observed on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. In 2022, Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 30.
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    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day Unlike holidays with a set date, Mother’s Day has more to do with a specific day of the week than a specific date. It always falls on the second Sunday in May each year. Not that good with mental calendar math? We’ve calculated the dates for the next five Mother’s Days for you: Sunday, May 14, 2023 Sunday, May 12, 2024 Sunday, May 11, 2025 Sunday, May 10, 2026 Sunday, May 09, 2027 What is the history of Mother’s Day? Even though mothers have existed since the beginning of humanity, celebrating Mother’s Day as a formal holiday is a fairly recent invention. It begins, like so many Mom stories, with a powerful bond between a mother and daughter. Ann Reeves Jarvis, known as Mother Jarvis, was a mother and Sunday school teacher in rural West Virginia—until the Civil War broke out in 1861. She became an activist for human rights and mothers, no matter which side of the blue-gray divide they were on. To begin, she organized “mothers’ day work clubs.” These clubs taught mothers basic health, hygiene, and child-rearing skills to fight the unsanitary living conditions that caused so much death and disease in young children. She went on to organize “women’s brigades” to help wounded soldiers and a Mothers’ Friendship Day to improve relations between former Union and Confederate families. After all, if anyone can calm down a heated argument, it’s a mother. Mother Jarvis’s daughter, Anna M. Jarvis, was her devoted disciple and served beside her mother. As Mother Jarvis’s health declined, Anna became her caretaker, devoting years to her beloved mom. On May 8, 1905, Mother Jarvis died of heart complications. Anna, by then a young mother herself, was devastated by the loss. In 1906, she invited friends and family to a special church service to honor her mother on the one-year anniversary of her death. She handed out carnations, Mother Jarvis’s favorite flower, to all the mothers in attendance. (The origin of Mother’s Day flowers, perhaps?) It was such a moving tribute, she and her loved ones decided to keep the tradition going each May. They broadened the celebration to include mothers in general. Jarvis went on a campaign to spread her favorite holiday, writing letters, petitioning politicians, and talking about her mother to anyone who would listen. In 1915, her efforts paid off. President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day an annual national observance in the United States to be held on the second Sunday of May. Make sure you also check out these mom quotes that will make you want to call her. Why is it called Mother’s Day? T More perplexing than the question “When is Mother’s Day?” is the question of why the holiday’s name is singular, not plural—Mother’s Day, not Mothers’ Day. Anna Jarvis was adamant that it be dedicated to just one mother. Its purpose, she said, is “to honor the best mother who ever lived: yours.” Another way to honor your mom: Create a photo album of mother-child moments and decorate it with mother-daughter quotes, mother-son quotes, tender words, and inside jokes. Funny mother-daughter quotes “Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.”—Victoria Secunda “Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.”–Barbara Delinsky “Yes, it’s quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother, even after all these years together.”–Eloisa James “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives and organ donors.”―Carrie Latet “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.”—Sada Malhotra “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”—Erma Bombeck “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.”—Ben Sirach “Just do everything we didn’t do and you will be perfectly safe.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald “I keep seeing myself in my daughter, and I see my mother in me and in her. Bloody hell.”—Julie Walters “I’m going to see my mom. She’s a big mucky-muck in the county school system. She’s my hero. How do I explain her? She is as respected as Mother Theresa, as powerful as Stalin, and as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher.”—Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation If you’re looking for more laughs, these funny quotes and mom jokes are guaranteed to get a chuckle.
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    Cinco De Mayo

    Many people in the U.S. associate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and partying, but the day has more meaningful origins in Mexican history. It commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when the Mexican army secured victory over France during the Second Franco-Mexican War. What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated on May 5 in parts of Mexico and the United States. The day commemorates the victory of the outnumbered Mexican army over the French army at the 1862 Battle of Puebla during the Second Franco-Mexican War. Contrary to popular opinion, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s independence. The actual Mexican Independence Day falls on Sept. 16 and celebrates the ‘Cry of Dolores’, the call to arms that launched the Mexican War of Independence. Today in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is actually a relatively minor holiday, according to History.com. It’s mainly celebrated in the state of Puebla, where the battle occurred, but other parts of the country do not typically mark the day in any major way. In the United States, on the other hand, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a more widespread celebration of Mexican culture and traditions. Cities around the U.S. celebrate the holiday with events highlighting traditional Mexican dancing, music and cuisine. When is Cinco de Mayo? “Cinco de Mayo” means “Fifth of May” in Spanish. This year, the holiday falls on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Cinco de Mayo History The Battle of Puebla, commemorated by Cinco de Mayo, has come to symbolize Mexican resistance to foreign invasion. In 1862, French troops attempted to establish a monarchy in Mexico to gain influence in North America. The 6,000 French troops sent by Napoleon III outnumbered the ragtag army of Mexicans led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. However, the Mexican troops defeated the French troops and forced them to retreat. The Battle of Puebla was not a major tactical victory during the war, but it boosted morale and became a symbol of Mexicans’ cultural pride, courage, and resilience. LIFE 25 Cinco de Mayo Facts, Plus the History of Cinco de Mayo APRIL 19, 2022 – 6:30 AM – 0 COMMENTS 75 By LINDSAY LOWE @linzlowe Happy Cinco de Mayo! We’re looking into some common questions people ask about the Cinco de Mayo, including ‘What is Cinco de Mayo?’ and ‘What’s the history of Cinco de Mayo?’ and ‘Cinco de Mayo facts.’ Many people in the U.S. associate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and partying, but the day has more meaningful origins in Mexican history. It commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when the Mexican army secured victory over France during the Second Franco-Mexican War. Read on for more about Cinco de Mayo history, and 25 facts about Cinco de Mayo. What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated on May 5 in parts of Mexico and the United States. The day commemorates the victory of the outnumbered Mexican army over the French army at the 1862 Battle of Puebla during the Second Franco-Mexican War. Contrary to popular opinion, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s independence. The actual Mexican Independence Day falls on Sept. 16 and celebrates the ‘Cry of Dolores’, the call to arms that launched the Mexican War of Independence. Today in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is actually a relatively minor holiday, according to History.com. It’s mainly celebrated in the state of Puebla, where the battle occurred, but other parts of the country do not typically mark the day in any major way. In the United States, on the other hand, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a more widespread celebration of Mexican culture and traditions. Cities around the U.S. celebrate the holiday with events highlighting traditional Mexican dancing, music and cuisine. When is Cinco de Mayo? “Cinco de Mayo” means “Fifth of May” in Spanish. This year, the holiday falls on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Cinco de Mayo History The Battle of Puebla, commemorated by Cinco de Mayo, has come to symbolize Mexican resistance to foreign invasion. In 1862, French troops attempted to establish a monarchy in Mexico to gain influence in North America. The 6,000 French troops sent by Napoleon III outnumbered the ragtag army of Mexicans led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. However, the Mexican troops defeated the French troops and forced them to retreat. The Battle of Puebla was not a major tactical victory during the war, but it boosted morale and became a symbol of Mexicans’ cultural pride, courage, and resilience. Related: 12 Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Ideas 25 Cinco de Mayo Facts 1. In 2013, Americans spent more than $600 million on beer for Cinco de Mayo, according to Nielsen. 2. Not every Mexican state celebrates Cinco de Mayo. 3. About 36.6 million people of Mexican origin lived in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Pew Research Center. This includes immigrants from Mexico and people who can trace their heritage back to Mexico. 4. In 2017, the Corona beer company lit up New York City’s famous Times Square Ball to resemble a lime wedge, and hosted a ‘Lime Drop’ to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 5. Some cities around the country, including Denver, Colo. and Chandler, Ariz., hold an annual Chihuahua Race in honor of Cinco de Mayo. 6. In 2005, Congress declared Cinco de Mayo an official U.S. holiday. Related: 50 Delicious Cinco de Mayo Recipes 7. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in a few other places around the world, including Brisbane, Australia, Malta and the Cayman Islands. 8. Americans drink an average of 3.5 alcoholic beverages each on Cinco de Mayo, according to a survey from Alcohol.org. 9. Americans drink more tequila than any other country, according to the drinks market analysis firm IWSR. 10. Cinco de Mayo became a ‘drinking’ holiday in the U.S. in the 1980s, when beer companies targeted the Spanish-speaking population in marketing campaigns, according to Time. 11. There has been a backlash against Cinco de Mayo celebrations among some Latino communities in the U.S., who object to the holiday’s commercialism and portrayal of Mexican stereotypes, according to the New York Times. 12. In the past, Americans have consumed more than 80 million pounds of avocados on Cinco De Mayo. 13. There are about 54,000 Mexican restaurants in the U.S. 14. Americans spend about $2.9 billion on margaritas every year. 15. Los Angeles’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is bigger than the one that takes place in Puebla, Mexico, where the holiday originated. 16. Forget the tacos: one of the most popular traditional dishes in Mexico for Cinco de Mayo is mole poblano, a rich sauce made from chocolate and chilis. 17. The colors traditionally associated with Cinco de Mayo are red, white and green, reflecting the colors of the Mexican flag. 18. A lot of “Mexican” foods we eat in the U.S. aren’t actually an authentic part of Mexican cuisine. Dishes like hard-shell tacos, nachos, and burritos, are considered “Tex-Mex” creations. 19. President Roosevelt helped popularize Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the U.S. with his 1933 Good Neighbor Policy, which he enacted to improve relations with Central and South American countries. 20. On Cinco de Mayo, a Hard Rock Cafe in the Cayman Islands hosts an annual air guitar competition. 21. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). 22. The Battle of Puebla is re-enacted every year in Mexico City. 23. The city of Longmont, Colo., celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Chihuahua beauty contest, in which they crown a King and Queen Chihuahua. 24. Many 2020 Cinco de Mayo celebrations have been canceled or transformed into virtual gatherings due to the pandemic. 25. Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken called Mexico’s Independence Day, but that falls on Sept. 16.
  12. Welcome, KalahariDessert Please start posting in different forums your story with different context in each one, wherever you can, to get different reactions to help you from our wonderful members! Our members are here to help as well as to get help and many are experienced with the same struggles and disparities that you have had to overcome or are now experiencing. Please do not hesitate to reach out to members I wish you well, hugs ~Lindsay, Forum Administrator
  13. The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday. In the United States, Days of Remembrance runs from the Sunday before Yom Hashoah through the following Sunday. 2022 Thursday, April 28
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    Passover

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    Wishing a very happy Easter and Passover to everyone who chooses to celebrate, and best wishes to all for an enjoyable holiday weekend with your families. Lindsay Depressionforums.org
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