R.I.P. my dear comforter

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vestabula
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   Posted 9/24/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Our son gave us a great down comforter about 18 years ago.  It is rated for 50 degrees below zero!  I washed it yesterday and...well, I knew it was risky after all the washing it has had over the years.  She is gone.  Most of the down came out and she is now nothing but an empty shell.  She has been my fibro comforter through all the long cold central NY winters...and now...dead.  I walked her to the trash can with tears in my eyes...Rest in Peace, dear Stella. (yes, I named her.)  Thank you for many years of warmth...even in the blistering heat of summer.  And may you end up in the same land fill as Helena...my recently deceased heating pad....I know how close you were.
 
Now, to head off the the washing machine to scrape a ton of feathers out of the tub.
 
Huggies
Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 9/24/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear that you have lost your comforter. I know this must be hard for you. I hope you are able to get a new one. I have been wanting one for years, but I can't afford one. I might ask my hubby if we can save up some money for one.
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   Posted 9/24/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like Stella was your security blanket. I am sad that she is gone. Maybe you can get a new and improbed Stella. I hope so. May she rest in peace.

Have a great day.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/24/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Chester Warmbody is waiting for you to buy him.  Christmas is right around the corner.
 
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Littleneck
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   Posted 9/24/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so attached to my down comforter, Louella, that I retired her and use her for a throw. My mother gave Louella to me when I was in high school 20 years ago. It was one of the best gifts ever, because she knew how much I wanted one and we couldn't afford one. I'm the youngest of 5 kids so by the time I came around all the hand-me-downs were out of style, and we didn't have much money for new clothes - I didn't have a lot, but I didn't mind. I was never about having "stuff" like other teenagers; I loved having unusual things for teens, things I could be creative with; books; writing supplies; and comfortable furnishings, which (though plain) made me feel rich. And I saw a down comforter at the mall and fell in love. But my Mom found an outlet to order one from, and saved up a couple bucks here and there out of grocery change, and got me one for Christmas. Louella traveled the world with me and has lived in three states and one foreign country. So condolences on your loss.... death is part of life, I know, but it is still hard!

donnaeil
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   Posted 9/26/2009 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Sry about your banky.

Donnaeil

Nana Monster
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   Posted 9/26/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Vesta,
    Are you sending her to the transfer station on Rte 7?  That's where my waterbed mattress went.
We were together for 7 years (seems to be the average life span) and I sure do miss the warmth.
Hopefully I'll be able to afford a new one before it gets much colder. This cold rain tonight sure came
in fast. Hope you're keeping warm and snug.
     I'm in Oswego 6 days a week either for work or breakfast on Wed. Ever been to Dahl's on 104?
The breakfast makes it worth the road construction.
                  Nana

vestabula
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   Posted 9/27/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey NM...she went with the city trash men.  I hope they were gentle with her!  No, never been to Dahl's...never even heard of it.  You work at St. Lukes that is next to where Cat High used to be?

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Nana Monster
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   Posted 9/27/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
On 481 going into the city from Fulton there is Pontiac Nursing Home, St Lukes then Bishop Commons.
We are the one on the hill before you get to Oswego.    Dahl's is on 104 outside of Scriba heading towards
New Haven. I drive there every Wed as it's my day off. Another good place is Mary Ann's Country Time Cafe.
It's on the Phoenix exit on 481, just turn left by the water tower.
            NM

vestabula
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   Posted 9/27/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I know someone who used to work as an RN  there...but Oh the Fog.  I was thinking about the assisted living facility on W 1st street that is near the now out of business Coleman's.  For some reason I thought that was St. Lukes.
 
Donna
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 9/27/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
That's St. Luke's Assisted Living that's down by Coleman's. I think it's owned by us.  Mine is on the
other side of the river

FMsaddenedspirit
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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Giggles  smilewinkgrin   love it ..
 
my sympathies to you , how heart broken you must be.
 
I hope you gain a new Fibro friend soon..
 
Take care my dear .. Love how you put things ... always a smile yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Spirit ~


Nana Monster
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   Posted 9/29/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Vesta,
   Have you seen full size electric blankets in the area yet? Since the waterbed exploded and the
weather is getting colder the air mattress just doesn't cut it as there is no heat. Freezing my
bahookies off. Makes a lot of difference in the fibro having the heat under me at night. Like your
comforter, I miss my mattress. I just wish they didn't cost so much, right around $350 or so.  confused  
          NM

vestabula
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   Posted 9/29/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   

NM...I was looking for electric lap blankets in the Fulton Walmart and I think I saw electric blankets for beds out.  Air matresses are COLD!

d


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crazykitty
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   Posted 9/29/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, if you do get an electric blanket, you can call it the Steede warmer!   turn
 
Robin
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