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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 2267290 views.

From: judyinohio


What an exciting way to win with a lottery ticket!  I can imagine the  person jumping with glee after that scratch-off.

As for logging in on the forum, I've never had a problem using Firefox on my Mac.


From: lppenguins


I haven’t had any problems logging in. Just the time to sit down lol. 

how amazing your granddaughter won!  And on a company ticket too! No body more worthy than a nurse and their student loans. 


From: lppenguins


I hated edge when it came out. Nothing but issues so I deleted it off of every device and re installed Chrome. 




What a thrill for Sammy!!! I missed winning the mega millions, might have helped if I had bought a ticket!! LOL

Wow! That is a nice chunk of cash!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


yah...I wish I could drop kick Edge off the third floor roof!! it's the biggest PITA.. not even marginally better then IE..which was a dog...

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Thanks, Suze.  I just cleared my browsing history and cache and I can post again.  I am on Chrome so I didn't think the browser was the issue.  Hope it will work all the time.


From: MelRN


That's awesome! Congratulations to her!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


a small rant.  I was informed what "current norms" are for etiquette.  I strongly disagree with the "current norms", as is my right to have my opinion.

Scenario 1: Mr. Pirate has a first cousin.  The first cousin's granddaughter got married last year.  She is a very nice person and (I think) we get along with her (and the rest of her family, for sure).  We looked at their bridal registry, picked out a gift, and had it delivered to them.    We got a notification that the item was delivered.  We haven't heard A PEEP from the bridal couple.  For all I know, the package was stolen from their front porch.  

No, I haven't inquired if they received it.   I believe that if someone is nice enough to give you a gift, the bare minimum you can do is verbally thank them.  For a wedding gift, a written thank you (even a generic "Thank you for your gift.  It was very generous of you.") is *required*.  It lets *me* know that you got the gift and are acknowledging that you received it.

I was told that this generation thinks that written thank you cards aren't necessary at all.   Oh really?   Well, "that generation" can do what they want with their contemporaries but for older generations ... i.e. *ME* .... they doggone better write a thank you note.   WE expect it.  I'm not cutting them any slack on this one.  No thank you card means that they will never, ever get another gift from us in the future .... for anything.

Scenario 2: a different cousin's granddaughter recently graduated from high school this past May.  Kudos to her for sticking out all these covid restrictions and requirements.  We were invited to the small graduation party and we went.  I made a card and had a pocket inside for money.  It wasn't an overly extravagant amount but neither was it $20, ya know?  There was a box at the party for cards to be dropped into, so they wouldn't get lost ... and I did so.

Again.  **not a peep** from either the graduate or the parents (who we are on very good terms with) about the monetary gift.  I can see not acknowledging simply a congratulations card but our card contained a nice chunk of change.   I *am* expecting a thank you card for that.   (Actually, I think at the very least the graduate should write thank you cards to everyone who attended the party, as it wasn't that many people.)

This will be another case of no thank you card means this graduate will NEVER get another gift from us again.

Honestly, i am quite put out by this.  I don't care if "current norms" preclude a thank you card.  Common courtesy says that you acknowledge a kindess done on your behalf.  Common courtesy says that you acknowledge a physical gift given to you.   Go ahead and behave like barbarians to your contemporaries but for the older generation, you better dust off those etiquette lessons and put them to use.