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About Lindsay

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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 14! & 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, 19 & 23, (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. I approved this message! Thanks Evalynn! #StaySafe #StayHome ~Lindsay
  2. #StaySafe everyone! Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30 as U.S. Cases Top 140,000 The global count has passed 700,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections. RIGHT NOW More than 894,000 tests have been performed in the United States, according to the Trump administration’s point man for testing. 新冠病毒疫情最新消息 Here’s what you need to know: Trump extends the federal government’s social-distancing guidelines through the end of April. Covid-19 patients ‘don’t have to worry’ about big medical bills, health insurers say. ‘I know we feel under attack,’ Cuomo tells New Yorkers rattled by quarantine talk. Syria reports its first coronavirus death. A cruise ship on which passengers died heads to Florida from Panama. Pelosi and the White House exchange accusations of early denial of the coronavirus’s gravity. Lawmakers are floating the possibility of another emergency response bill. Trump extends the federal government’s social-distancing guidelines through the end of April.
  3. Lindsay

    Easter

    Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles, also known as “Maundy Thursday”), Good Friday (on which Jesus’ crucifixion is observed) and Easter Sunday. Although a holiday of high religious significance in the Christian faith, many traditions associated with Easter date back to pre-Christian, pagan times. When Is Easter? Easter 2020 occurs on Sunday, April 12. However, Easter falls on a different date each year. Easter Sunday and related celebrations, such as Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday, are considered “moveable feasts,” although, in western Christianity, which follows the Gregorian calendar, Easter always falls on a Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. Easter typically falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the spring equinox. In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which adheres to the Julian calendar, Easter falls on a Sunday between April 4th and May 8th each year. In some denominations of Protestant Christianity, Easter Sunday marks the beginning of Eastertide, or the Easter Season. Eastertide ends on the 50th day after Easter, which is known as Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity, Easter Sunday serves as the start of the season of Pascha (Greek for “Easter”), which ends 40 days later with the holiday known as the Feast of the Ascension. Why Is Easter Called ‘Easter’? St. Bede the Venerable, the 6 century author of Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (“Ecclesiastical History of the English People”), maintains that the English word "Easter" comes from Eostre, or Eostrae, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility. Other historians maintain the “Easter” derives from in albis, a Latin phrase that's pural for alba, or “dawn," that became eostarum in Old High German, a precursor to the English language of today. Despite its significance as a Christian holy day, many of the traditions and symbols that play a key role in Easter observances actually have roots in pagan celebrations—particularly the pagan goddess Eostre—and in the Jewish holiday of Passover. Religious Tradition of Easter The resurrection of Jesus, as described in the New Testament of the Bible, is essentially the foundation upon which the Christian religions are built. Hence, Easter is a very significant date on the Christian calendar. According to the New Testament, Jesus was arrested by the Roman authorities, essentially because he claimed to be the “Son of God,” although historians question this motive, with some saying that the Romans may have viewed him as a threat to the empire. He was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect in the province of Judea from 26 to 36 A.D. Jesus’ death by crucifixion, marked by the Christian holiday Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), and subsequent resurrection three days later is said, by the authors of the gospels, to prove that he was the living son of God. In varying ways, all four of the gospels in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) state that those who believe in Jesus’ death and resurrection are given “the gift of eternal life,” meaning that those of faith will be welcomed into the “Kingdom of Heaven” upon their earthly death. Easter and Christianity Passover and Easter Notably, Easter is also associated with the Jewish holiday of Passover, as well as the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, as described in the Old Testament. These links are clearly seen in the Last Supper, which occurred the night before Jesus’ arrest and the sufferings Jesus endured following his arrest. The Last Supper was essentially a Passover feast. However, the New Testament describes it as being given new significance by Jesus: He identified the matzah (or bread) he shared with his 12 apostles as his “body” and the cup of wine they drank as his “blood.” These rituals would come to symbolize the sacrifice he was about to make in death, and became the basis for the Christian ritual of Holy Communion, which remains a fundamental part of Christian religious services. As Jesus’ arrest and execution were said to have occurred during the Jewish observance of Passover, the Easter holiday is often close to the former celebration on the Judeo-Christian calendar. Easter Traditions In western Christianity, including Roman Catholicism and Protestant denominations, the period prior to Easter holds special significance. This period of fasting and penitence is called Lent. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays). The Sunday immediately prior to Easter is called Palm Sunday, and it commemorates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, when followers laid palm leaves across the road to greet him. Many churches begin the Easter observance in the late hours of the day before (Holy Saturday) in a religious service called the Easter Vigil. In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Easter rituals start with the Great Lent, which begins on Clean Monday (40 days prior to Easter, not including Sundays). The last week of Great Lent is referred to as Palm Week, and it ends with Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which ends on Easter. Easter Eggs Irrespective of denomination, there are many Easter-time traditions with roots that can be traced to non-Christian and even pagan or non-religious celebrations. Many non-Christians choose to observe these traditions while essentially ignoring the religious aspects of the celebration. Examples of non-religious Easter traditions include Easter eggs, and related games such as egg rolling and egg decorating. It’s believed that eggs represented fertility and birth in certain pagan traditions that pre-date Christianity. Egg decorating may have become part of the Easter celebration in a nod to the religious significance of Easter, i.e., Jesus’ resurrection or re-birth. Many people—mostly children—also participate in Easter egg “hunts,” in which decorated eggs are hidden. Perhaps the most famous Easter tradition for children is the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, when children roll Easter eggs down Capitol Hill. Easter Bunny In some households, a character known as the Easter Bunny delivers candy and chocolate eggs to children on Easter Sunday morning. These candies often arrive in an Easter basket. The exact origins of the Easter Bunny tradition are unknown, although some historians believe it arrived in America with German immigrants in the 1700s. Rabbits are, in many cultures, known as enthusiastic procreators, so the arrival of baby bunnies in springtime meadows became associated with birth and renewal. Notably, several Protestant Christian denominations, including Lutherans and Quakers, have opted to formally abandon many Easter traditions, deeming them too pagan. However, many religious observers of Easter also include them in their celebrations. Easter foods are steeped in symbolism. An Easter dinner of lamb also has historical roots, since a lamb was often used as a sacrificial animal in Jewish traditions, and lamb is frequently served during Passover. The phrase “lamb of God” is sometimes used to refer to Jesus and the sacrificial nature of his death. Today, Easter is a commercial event as well as a religious holiday, marked by high sales for greeting cards, candies (such as Peeps, chocolate eggs and chocolate Easter bunnies) and other gifts. Sources McDougall, H. (2010). “The pagan roots of Easter.” TheGuardian.com. Sifferlin, A. (2015). “What’s the origin of the Easter bunny?” Time.com. Barooah, J. (2012). “Easter eggs: History, Origin, Symbolism and tradition.” Huffington Post. Chapman, E. and Schreiber, S. (2018). “The history behind your favorite Easter traditions.” Goodhousekeeping.com. Citation Information Article Title Easter 2020 Author History.com Editors Website Name HISTORY March 29, 2020 © 2020 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  4. Lindsay

    Passover

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    Passover (Pesach) generally lasts for eight days in the United States. Many Jewish people spend the Passover period with family members or close friends. What Do People Do? Many people make a special effort to ensure that older people, the poor, and those living alone, can take part in the ceremonial meals known as Seder. They may do this by inviting people into their homes or giving them a gift basket. Passover gift baskets are filled with Seder plates and ceremonial foods and wine. What Is Passover? The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 8 - April 16, 2020. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus. In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑d passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve. The Passover Story in a Nutshell After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, G‑d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops. At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as G‑d’s chosen people. Public Life Passover is not a federal holiday in the United States. However, some Jewish businesses and organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service over the Passover period. Background and symbols Passover is related to the Christian observances of Good Friday and Easter Sunday and the Islamic Day of Ashura. Read about other Jewish observances, such as Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day), Purim, Yom HaShoah, Lag B'Omer, Shavuot, Tisha B'Av, and Rosh Hashana. https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/871715/jewish/What-Is-Passover-Pesach.htm
  5. As I feel you do as well, Epictetus I do not know what I would do without your wisdom 🙏 #StaySafe ~Lindsay, Forum Administrator Click on the NPR link I am giving Members below as it is mostly free music audio and video streaming to enjoy! NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio & video streams from around the world, categorized by date & genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram & YouTube. Most will be free. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown
  6. I bless the day that you joined Depressionforums dear Floor. Thank you for all that you do, Thank you for this message to our Members and for all the messages that you give to our wonderful members who really need it at this time. You are an amazing member of our Support Staff #staysafe ~Lindsay, Forum Administrator PS Click on the NPR link I am giving Members below as it is mostly free music audio and video streaming to enjoy! NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio & video streams from around the world, categorized by date & genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram & YouTube. Most will be free. ow.ly/YXyY50yOxZ7 https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown
  7. #Coronavirus #Anxiety Has Skyrocketed, With 85% More Worried About #Life https://yhoo.it/2UioVAU via @YahooLifestyle #depressionforums.org 6:23 PM · Fri 20 March 2020 Lindsay Reday @DepressionForum “Be happy -- if you're not even happy, what's so good about surviving?” ― Tom Stoppard. #Quote #Goodnight ღ #depressionforums.org #StaySafe #StayHome
  8. Max, Dear, Dear Max. It IS necessary! I have Fibromyalgia. I have an autoimmune disease! I would say that it really IS a crappy immune system. I also am older than 60. So I can really drop dead from this milder disease called "Covid-19" if given the chance and have not been given the warning and are not cautious. People are DYING MAX! Can you understand this? How about that? Perhaps your mind will not be so baffled now. I just do not understand the hoarding. That is another post for another time, which it seems we all have plenty of time right now. Have a nice evening and I hope I didn't spoil your night. Best Wishes and even a hug! -Lindsay, Forum Admin
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    NEVER

    Oh gawd! Nat, you are wonderful and always have the answers for me! Never give up. I know you like a book and you always bounce back sweetheart!💓. What would we all do w/o you? You all would not believe how terribly old I am!!! I have my ups and downs but I am still here aren't I? Otherwise DF wouldn't be. And I am hanging out with you all right now. I will not let my members and DF down. I am OLD in numbers, but I will never let myself become OLD. I won't! I have my aches and pains. Depressionforums.org does not help any, ha,ha. Looking for a webmaster on Indeed is so difficult, but I am never going to give up!!! I will try until my last breath or until Liquid Web (server) drops us! We need help and I will see to it that we get it! If I let DF get to me, it would not be here now. It would be Gone! It has always been so wonderful for my members but it is right now a thorn in my side and I am trying to fIX it!!!! I still have hopes for DF. Say prayers for "her". So yes, I am very OLD! I do not dress OLD, they say I do not L@@k OLD, or act OLD, but I am OLD!I I just experienced the birth of my first great granddaughter by my first granddaughter! It made me extremely happy. I helped with the baby shower last July. Actually I did nada, but sit around and smile. So chins up my darlings, life does get better the older you get, (I think?), honestly it does. DF is a fabulous Community and I am grateful everyday that "she" is still on the internet. Love to all, -Lindsay, Forum Admin P.S. I really do think that you should follow some of the Mindful quotes and sayings. I may put it into it's own Forum. It has helped me tremendously in keeping me positive and also with Depression Forums.
  10. Happy St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.
  11. Try it. It can really work for you, if put your mind to it. Lindsay, your Administrator
  12. Thank you, @twotone You are of great value! And, you know that... So...let's get this party started! -Lindsay
  13. Epi, Thank you so much. I don't know what I would do without your wonderful wise advice either. I am way older than you. I may not look it or act it, but I am! I'm a baby boomer and proud of it. I thank you so much for your words and I do think we have more senior citizens on DF than we realize. Yay! Not counting our our mahvelous other age groups either! They are great! As soon as I find a volunteer Designer/Technician to help us, we should be back to being the strong MH Website for our members. We will be just FINE!!!! Love to you and to all, 🙏 ~Lindsay
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