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Lindsay last won the day on October 27 2017

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    Sarasota, Florida
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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. @TheMaidenTheMotherTheCrone, I am so terribly sorry that you are taking such miserable abuse like this. Depression is a horrible emotion to be feeling, especially having to feel this way due to a close family member. I can so relate. We are here for you, so you can vent all you want, even after 5 posts you can start your own Blog! I do hope you can find another place to stay soon. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to fix your Mother. Take very good care of yourself and Stay Safe ~Lindsay, Forum Admin
  2. July 4th! r Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
  3. Lindsay

    Father's Day

    When Is Father’s Day—And Why Do We Celebrate It? by Kaitlyn Chamberlin The average dad wasn't always showered with gifts and love for this holiday. Every year, Father’s Day is celebrated by families all around the world. Dads everywhere receive new socks, bizarre flavors of barbecue sauce, or something he actually wants from our finely honed Father’s Day gift guide. Mothers and older children pore through Father’s Day quotes for the perfect words to put in their funny card, while new fathers may find themselves looking to their own fathers for guidance and dad jokes as they enjoy their first official Father’s Day. While last year’s Father’s Day celebrations were limited due to social distancing measures, the vaccine rollout across the country means that Father’s Day 2021 has a good chance of being closer to normal. Of course, it’s easier to be safe and plan outdoor Father’s Day activities that dad will love in the summer! While your dad probably enjoys being showered with gifts and love on this special day, the average dad had rather a different view back when the day was first created, over 100 years ago. In fact, the history of Father’s Day is not a straight line from idea to acceptance. So what is Father’s Day, and how did it originate? When is Father’s Day in 2021? If you haven’t started thinking about ideas for creative gifts and ways to celebrate, worry not. Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 20 this year, which still leaves you with plenty of time to prepare your Father’s Day memes. After all, laughter is a gift! Although you’d better go shopping, too. And if you’ve got little ones, Father’s Day crafts make excellent activities. How did Father’s Day become a holiday? The history of Mother’s Day goes back to the 1860s, and Mother’s Day was declared a national holiday in 1914. The celebration of one parent paved the way for Father’s Day. The history of Father’s Day goes back to 1908 when a church in West Virginia held a sermon to honor 362 men who were killed the previous year in a coal mining explosion. This was the country’s first-ever event to strictly honor fathers, but it was just a one-and-done thing, at least in that community. SPONSORED CONTENT Go On a Real Vacation By Go RVing The following year, however, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd started her quest to establish Father’s Day as a national holiday. Dodd was one of six children raised by her single father and thought fathers should be honored in the same way as mothers. After a year of petitioning her local community and government, Dodd’s home state of Washington celebrated its first official Father’s Day on June 19, 1910. Over the years, the celebration of Father’s Day spread from state to state, and after a long fight, it was finally declared a national holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Now, we celebrate with funny Father’s Day quotes and dad quotes. It took more than 60 years from the birth of the idea to Father’s Day actually being recognized as a federal holiday, but a lot happened to threaten the parent-celebrating holidays during that time. In the 1920s and 1930s, there was a national movement to get rid of both Mother’s and Father’s Day and replace them with one “Parent’s Day.” Beyond that, some men didn’t even want a Father’s Day, to begin with. Some saw it as a “Hallmark holiday,” invented for the sole purpose of a commercial gimmick, and as many fathers were the sole breadwinners at the time, they didn’t particularly want to spend their hard-earned cash on flowers and chocolates. The Great Depression and World War II, however, helped boost the idea of Father’s Day. Struggling retailers pushed the gift-giving holiday during the Depression, and during the war, Father’s Day became a war to honor the many fathers serving overseas. By the time President Nixon signed the proclamation making Father’s Day a holiday, it was already a national institution. When is Father’s Day celebrated in other parts of the world? Father’s Day is celebrated on different days in different countries. For example, in Europe, the United States, and the majority of other countries, the holiday is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. In many Catholic countries, especially in Latin America, fathers are celebrated on St. Joseph’s Day, which falls on March 19. In many Pacific countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, Father’s Day occurs on the first Sunday in September. Now that you know the history of Father’s Day, you’re probably wondering how to celebrate with your dad. After the year we’ve had, spending time together is the best place to start, even if it’s just watching one of these Father’s Day movies together.
  4. Hi! Please read the TOS. Links are not permitted on the Boards. Start your own Blog and you can add a link as long as it meets DF Standards. Lindsay
  5. Welcome to our new Members! As I posted in this Forum in 2015 and I will repeat, please read and make the best of these forums as there are many. Post your feelings and post to our "seasoned" members who will give you some sage advice. We also have BLOGS for you to start your own after 5 posts that you will make . Depression Forums is a wonderful place to start to open up and relieve yourself of all the pressure you have stored up. I have also described it as somewhat of a stepping stone to move on in your life. Take your time and look around. If you need anything click on our staff (pinned above) and PM them. Hugs and best wishes & #StaySafe ~Lindsay, Forum Administrator, Owner
  6. Lindsay


    Thank you so much for being here Joy. I hope Depression Forums, being here for you, was a help to you. I cannot say that I am sorry to see you go, I am torn both ways. DF is here to be a "stepping stone" for all members to come to DF and then to leave DF as perhaps they feel strengthened to go further on in the 'real' world w/o DF's member's help. You have been a wonderful contributing member. Members leave and sometimes come back after a while and then leave again. Which is fine. Our doors are always open. I wish you all the very best life has to offer you, health, happiness, peace, love, laughter and of course, JOY Love and best wishes always, ~Lindsay, Forum Administrator, Owner
  7. Thank you!




    Hi IPS, 
    standup reported a post in a topic titled Johann Hari's book, Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope 


    I posted this video because it's very relevant to me. I really relate to the song and I thought that maybe other people could relate as well. It's a very pointed song about anxiety and there's nothing distasteful about it. 

    So, I'm just curious. Why is this video hidden? It just seems so arbitrary and frankly, it's an example of being overly sensitive about content. There's a point where overzealous moderation can start to stifle discussion and become counterproductive. It's impossible to moderate fairly when you're using automated restrictions such as this - especially when you don't have the staff to even review these things.

    Go to this Report




  9. If anyone wants to add a video from youtube about MH then please do put a link into their post informing them that they have a BLOG. It will take them to a link on their BLOG to their MH link. We do everything we possibly can to accommodate everyone here the very best we can. Thank you for understanding. There is no need for rude remarks -Lindsay, Forum Administrator, Owner
  10. 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.
  11. @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
  12. Lindsay


    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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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!!!!

    1. 20YearsandCounting


      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.  ❣️


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