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Did your grandparents go to college?
Nope, they were dairy farmers in WI. No for my parents, too, but my dad went into the air force. My mom graduated HS. First Gen in the family, along with many of my cousins. - Joe
I know that one grandmother did (she became a schoolteacher) and one grandfather didn't. I'm not sure about the other two. - John (bird whisperer)
The other set of grandparents were in the housing/construction business. - Joe
my paternal grandfather went to business school and became a CPA because he was "lame" as they said... and couldn't work on the farm. My paternal grandmother went to nursing school. my maternal grandfather had an 8th grade education i think, but ran a small business (trash collection), and so my maternal grandmother went to business school to keep the books for their business and so forth. They gave my mom hell for wanting to go to college to be a teacher. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
My dad went in the Air Force, he went to night school when i was a little kid at the local community college. My mom never did become a teacher although she went and got her master's in education when I entered undergrad. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
my dad's parents i think his dad did, but he was also in the army and learned electrical stuff there. his wife didn't though. my mom's parents her dad was an architect before he passed and her mom worked as an senior editor for a national science publication, then went and get her ba, and then her master's and after she retired as an editor she taught at risk kids/low income kids how to read - Sir Shuping is just sir
Only my mother's father. He had a master's in French from Cornell. Spent most of his working life a county treasurer; they named the building after him when he retired. Possibly all the more remarkable that ALL my parents, uncles, and aunts did! - RepoRat
Some of them. On the paternal side both my grandparents were (at one time or another) college professors (biology and home economics), and my grandfather had a law degree too (he worked as a magistrate for a long time). My maternal grandfather got his electrical engineering degree by correspondence after WW2 (though he never sat in a college classroom), and neither my maternal grandmother nor my maternal stepmother ever went. - Marianne
I don't think so. my maternal grandmother was an LPN, so did some kind of nursing school. Paternal grandmother was a buyer for a department store. maternal grandfather worked in a potato chip factory and I don't know what my paternal grandfather did. - ellbeecee
Nope - DJF from Android
Most of them. Both my grandfathers went to university as relatively young men (one on the GI bill). My maternal grandmother did a year of college then quit to marry my grandfather. She returned to college in her 50s to complete both a Bachelors and Master degree. I don't know if my paternal grandmother ever attended or completed university, but my guess is no (her family "role" was... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Nope. Paternal grandfather was a mechanic/beerslinger; maternal grandmother was a short-order cook at a truck stop and worked in a potato chip factory. My maternal grandfather worked as a spook, then in mining, then as the manager of a paving company; my maternal grandmother worked at Simpson's. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
No. - Jenny H. from Android
One grandma went to nursing school. One grandfather had a full scholarship to go, but couldn't because his father died and he had to stay home and run the family business. He was always a little bitter about that. - Katy S from iPhone
However, my other grandpa's aunt had an MS in biology. Sadly, all she was able to do with it was teach high school. She, too, wasn't very happy. - Katy S from iPhone
No farmers in NoDak, My parents did not either. Mom graduated from 8th grade Dad graduated High School He called his time at Fort Snelling Army post his college. I did not either trade school and apprenticeship as a Pipefitter - WarLord
Nope. Neither did my mom. My dad served in the Army (Vietnam) and got an Associate's Degree after. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Mom's side both had bachelors in business from Virginia Tech. Their brothers and sisters also had degrees from there. Dad's side no but his mother did bookkeeping for his fathers businesses and his aunt was a navy nurse - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Three of them did, all the first to do so in their families. My paternal grandmother married at 17 and had 6 kids, no college for her. My maternal grandmother taught elementary school, then got a Master's degree in psychology, then started a PhD in biblical studies and became a research assistant for one of her professors. Her boss and my grandfather talked her out of getting the PhD... more... - maʀtha
No - closest was my maternal grandmother who went to nursing school. Most of my paternal grandmother's family did at some point, except for her. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Nope. Parents either - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Both my grandfathers had bachelor's degrees (engineering and pharmacy), and my maternal grandmother had a masters (English). My paternal grandmother mifht have had an associates. I've never been clear on that. - Kirsten from Android
My mother's parents met in college, though her father didn't finish till after she got her BA. My father's parents did not, but they were a whole generation older. - laura x from iPhone
Nope. One grandfather was a mechanic; the other split rocks in a quarryman before becoming an electrician. Both grandmothers were teachers in rural schools when you could teach with a high school education. - Heather
Of hard knocks, only. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Paternal, he had a PhD in psychology and she has an MA in history. Maternal, nope. A butcher and a homemaker. - Jenica from iPhone
Nope. - Jed from iPhone
3 of the 4. - lris
Maternal grandmother is the only one-she went to my alma mater, and was promptly disowned when she broke an engagement with an Amherst boy (scandal!) to run off and marry my grandfather, an Air Force man. He didn't go to college- my paternal grandparents didn't either. Don't think my paternal grandmother made it out of high school- she had my father when she was 16. Secretary and milk truck driver. - Julie Kane
My American grandparents did: engineering and architecture. My grandmother didn't finish because she had to go home to look after her sick father, and then she got married. My grandfather promised her they'd go somewhere where she could finish her last year of school. She never got go to back. - bentley
Maternal grandparents - no, though my maternal grandfather's 2nd wife must have done some post-HS studies because she taught school for many years. Paternal grandparents - grandfather went to college & worked for GM for many years, then worked for the Adventist church. Grandmother did not. Paternal grandfather's 2nd wife went to school in NY to be a dietitian - not sure if it was part of nursing school. (Great question, BTW - I'm now motivated to get better answers.) - Corinne L
maternal Gram is the oldest living alum from the University of New Brunswick. none of the others went. - jambina
Nope. Only one of that cohort of my parents & their siblings finished high school at the typical age, the youngest of my father's siblings. My mother went up to grade 8 or 9. My father finished high school and did an engineering degree at night school after WWII. Sir George Williams FTW! - John Dupuis
Nope. - Steven Perez from Android
Both my grandfathers did, but not my grandmothers. Mom's dad was a doctor. - Laura
Paternal grandparents, no. Maternal grandparents, yes. - Spidra Webster
Two got 4 year degrees and two got 2 year degrees, apparently. Handy that you asked this question on Thanksgiving when both my parents are standing right here. :-) - Brian Johns
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Good afternoon, FriendFeed. -
Good afternoon, FriendFeed.
A busy vacation day today. A bit of shopping for dinner, followed by fixing Lisa's computer, with some babby-sitting along the way. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good evening. :) - Jenny H. from Android
God kveld, Lady Bad-Ass. :) - Steven Perez
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the extent of my duties today #vacation #walkingthedog @ Niguel Summit
the extent of my duties today #vacation #walkingthedog @ Niguel Summit
You know, when I told God that I wanted a pretty girl named Lola to talk long walks with, this is not what I had in mind. - Steven Perez from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Need some stuff! (@ Jewel-Osco in Chicago, IL)
Need some stuff! (@ Jewel-Osco in Chicago, IL)
Pick up some pumpkin pie, please. - Steven Perez from Android
Right? Haha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
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My mother in law would like to know why we're going this way instead of the way she usually goes.
Because she isn't driving and she is no longer the boss! - Janet
Just to piss her off. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
you're feeling ornery - ellbeecee from Android
Copilots only navigate; they do not get to choose the route. - Steven Perez from Android
You should go thata way instead of this way. - Joe
"Where are you taking me?" "Someplace where they'll never find the body." - Big Joe Silence
You people are the best. - Marie from iPhone
"Because you didn't write the GPS software." - April Russo
You know you’re a grown-up when your Christmas wish is a new vacuum cleaner.
That sucks. - bentley
Roomba! - Steven Perez
I am so in the market. I want a Roomba AND a Dyson. Is a Dyson really that great, though? Would love other opinions. I have a lot of carpet in my new house. - Laura Norvig
I have a Miele that I love. LOVE! Her name is Mona. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
^We absolutely love our Miele too. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
So Laura we have a Dyson it works just fine but is no better then any of our previous vacuums. Consumer Reports rates bagged vacuums in this order: Kenmore Elite, Miele Twist, Miele Cat/Dog, Kenmore 31140, Kenmore Progressive, Hoover WindTunnel (with the last three being best buys and the first three being great but expensive). For bagless it is: Hoover Windtunnel T Series, Eureka Airspeed, Eureka airspeed Gold, Dyson Animal, Shark Rotator (with the first two marked as best buys). - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
For Roombas I'm eyeing one but they now have approximately half a billion models out. The best reviewed one is Roomba 880 for Pets it is a change in brushes from all the other models so it doesn't get jammed up but is too expensive right now. Ten more model releases and its price will drop. And as the cleaner in the house I know too much and apologize for hijacking Jandy's post. :) - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
My god a Roomba would change my life lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I owned a Roomba several years ago and found it wasn't as much a timesaver as I thought because the brush gets filled with hair VERY quickly, requiring you to take it out and cut or pull the hair off of it. Probably not a problem for people with crewcuts but it got old quickly for me. - Spidra Webster
Steve, does that Consumer Reports have ratings for handheld ones? I really need something like a Dustbuster. - Spidra Webster
Oh hey it does in another article. Hand held are in this order: Shark Pet Perfect, Eureka Easy Clean, Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, Dirt Devil classic. Stick vacuums: Dyson Animal, Dyson motorhead, Shark Rocket, Hoover Platinum, Shark Navigator, Dirt Devil Accucharge, Bissell Featherweight. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
If you want a cheaper Roomba, they always have refurbs showing up on Woot. - Eric - Regulate
Thanks, Steve! - Spidra Webster
You have no idea how excited I got over our new vacuum. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Also I had a Hoover Wind tunnel and it sucked. It died after a month. Never again. I have to say I have really loved my dirt devil. I wanna try a Miele next. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My dad has sent me the Consumer Reports info as well, but I haven't taken time to look it over. Thanks for the personal reactions to your vacuums, guys. :) - Jandy
We still have a Riccar that works well. The repairman liked these and uses something similar himself. He said there's Panasonic branded ones that are basically the same inside. Looking at the bag, there are several brands that use the same upright. Actually wrong bag but you get the point. We... more... - Rodfather from Android
I'm quite happy with our Eureka Airspeed--not too heavy and does a fine job with cat hair (and has good suction on tools). - Walt Crawford
I have a Dyson, and it's pretty great. We looked at the Kenmore bagless at the same time; even though they were a lot cheaper to buy, there was a lot of maintenance cost down-the-line that you don't have with the Dyson (all of the filters in the Dyson are permanent; the ones in the Kenmore are supposed to be replaced regularly, etc.). The Dyson is a lot of money (though there are some pretty great sales on them this time of year), but I honestly believe it was worth it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Shannon - GlassMistress
Well hell, guess I'm working Friday.
:-/ I'm on tonight and tomorrow night. - Julian
No me gusta. - Steven Perez
Me either, but since it will be just me I stand a good chance of taking a big bite out of my to do list...and that ain't all bad. - Shannon - GlassMistress
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aidyn thinks he can use my phone better than me #vacation #chippycheeks @ Mission Viejo, California
aidyn thinks he can use my phone better than me #vacation #chippycheeks @ Mission Viejo, California
Aidyn thinks it's funny to hit the home button when I'm trying to snap his photo. Little stinker. :) - Steven Perez from Android
It's snowing here, too. - John (bird whisperer)
snowing here, too. big fluffy stuff you get this time of year - Christina Pikas
It's not snowing here. It snowed Monday. - RepoRat
lol B knows - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You're welcome. :) - Steven Perez
Gonna be a big girl and put on a hat instead of being a wimpy Californian. - Marie from iPhone
Wimpy Californian ---> - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
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Another busy day for me. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
Good afternoon, John. :) - Steven Perez
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marcus is ready for action #vacation @ Mission Viejo, California
marcus is ready for action #vacation @ Mission Viejo, California
Marcus loves his grandmother. Especially her chin, which he tries to chew. - Steven Perez
Morton Fox
Why didn't I think of that? - Steven Perez from Android
Petty LaBelle
I really feel sorry for your mothers.
Isn't it mama's fault? - SAM
I do, too, but she still loves me. - Steven Perez from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
When a website doesn't add a subscribe to the podcast button. Makin me dig through pinche source code. I don't even wanna subscribe no more.
Seriously. An iTunes button only setup don't cut it, especially since I don't use iTunes. - Steven Perez
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rorschachthebun: Someone smells food! -
Someone smells food!
Hi Mr. B how's it going? - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Hey, Val. Pretty nice. 😊 - Steven Perez from Android
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baby marcus is amused @ Mission Viejo, California
baby marcus is amused @ Mission Viejo, California
The Bunneh babby tour. - Alix May
:) - Steven Perez from Android
What's the hashtag, then? #bunnehbabbytour14 ? - Corinne L
Goodbye, Nut. We will miss you & your boundless energy so much. #RIP #bunny
Goodbye, Nut. We will miss you & your boundless energy so much. #RIP #bunny
We only have one bunny left, now. The first two didn't hit me too hard, as they never did much except sit in their cage, but this guy was always full of energy, and excited to see us every time we went to his cage. I suspect his energy may have been his downfall, though; he was always so excited, he fell out of his cage multiple times while we'd feed him. I think he may have injured his... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
:( - Steven Perez from Android
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hello, el paso #vacation #amtrak @ Sun Metro/Amtrak Train Station
hello, el paso #vacation #amtrak @ Sun Metro/Amtrak Train Station
Thanks for posting these. I love train travel. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm impressed that you're taking the train out to CA. Did you get a sleeper car? - Corinne L
I would have loved to, Corinne, but the cost was $$$$. - Steven Perez from Android
Next time, I'll get a sleeper. - Steven Perez from Android
I'm not surprised about the cost. Airfare ends up being cheaper, but then you don't get the awesome views & experiences that you do when riding the train. - Corinne L
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Gladys Knight & The Pips- Midnight Train to Georgia: via @YouTube
Gladys Knight & The Pips- Midnight Train to Georgia: via @YouTube
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w00t! :) - Steven Perez
Hey Mr B ...are you finished packing? - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Hey, Val. I sure am. Now I just have to wait for tonight. :) - Steven Perez
Hi Bunneh. Can't wait to see you when you are here in the OC! Safe travels. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good morning, pretty Tam Tam. I'm looking forward to see the three of you when I get there. :) - Steven Perez
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
Good afternoon, John. :) - Steven Perez
hola! - imabonehead
Hola, Ima! :) - Steven Perez
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NTS: Tabasco burns. Especially when you get some on your finger and then rub your ear.
On the plus side, I can now hear sounds across the street. That couple on the second floor ... nasty. - Steven Perez
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Leaving on the midnight train, Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
To Georgia? :-) - Marina's Godmother :-) from Android
Nope, other direction, Helen. :) - Steven Perez
I know, but I couldn't resist ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-) from Android
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Packing and cleaning, packing and cleaning ...
Cackling and preening? Cackling and preening? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Too tired from packing and cleaning. - Steven Perez
:) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
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I'm now officially on vacation for the next 30 days. Ahhhh.
Did you become a German citizen all of a sudden? - Spidra Webster
Nope, I'm just very good at scheduling my PTO. :) - Steven Perez
Nice, enjoy the vacation! - Stephan from iPhone
Awesome! Enjoy! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I bow to your skills. Enjoy the vacation! - Spidra Webster
Tamara J. B.
Sunday morning snuggles
Is he still asleep? - Eric - Regulate
Eric, no, he said he was just "resting his eyes for a minute." :) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Awwwwww! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Instantly reminded me of this one bit of beautiful cinematography in The Sweet Hereafter (a still of which became the poster) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I see a good bit of Adam and a hint of Tam (her eyes). What a nice blend!! - Janet
Micah, that's beautiful! @Janet, thanks. I think she's got a pretty good mix of both of us too! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
A precious and beautiful family image...It's been a while since I seen a shot of Adam. - CarlC
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w00t! Friday! Last work day until Christmas! :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
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Good afternoon, FriendFeed. -
Good afternoon, FriendFeed.
Feelin' lazy today. Unfortunately, I am at work, so no napping for me. I can only dream about it. - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
bunneh! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Good afternoon, Bunneh.:) - Anne Bouey
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
If you're dreaming about it aren't you napping? Good morning, Steven. :-) - Stephan from iPhone
Barry! :) - Steven Perez from Android
Good afternoon, Anne. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Good afternoon, John. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Good afternoon, Stephan. I'm always dreaming, usually of snow. :) - Steven Perez from Android
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Guess who forgot to account for Amazon Prime in his pre-vacation budget. Yeah, getting to the train this weekend will be interesting.
Crisis averted. Took out a small loan from the First United Bank of Perez, California Branch. :) - Steven Perez
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dailydot: These ‘comet song’ remixes are pretty far out The alien sounds of Comet 67P have been making the rounds this week, and since this is the Internet, the “song” has already gotten a remix. It was reported yesterday that the Rosetta spacecraft had recorded sounds from the comet that were not able to be heard by normal human beings. European... -
The original is freaky. - Steven Perez
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