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Stellajella wrote:

Deb, I have an Epson scanner, too, that can do it and I tried it but the outcome is rather sad.
I´ve been fiddling abround with that thing to improve the quality but... bear_cry

Best thing would probably be to bring them to a professional and have them put on cd- might cost a bit but I guess it´s worth it....

Hey Gaby, what model is that?  I've been doing some looking around and reading reviews on some of the Epsons.  BUT ... I found a local photo shop who will scan for 75 cents per negative strip ... whereas the sendaway places I've looked at want 75 cents per picture.  Just curious which model you had that you weren't impressed with.  Thanks.


I understand that you can put your old 35mm negatives to a cd with the use of a transparency scanner.  Does anyone do this?  Does it also require software?



Very sad news.  I couldn't believe it; never can ... ya know?


Wow Dilu ... how observant!  I'm going to check it out.


Ouch!  Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better!

DebbieD wrote:

...thank heavens for arnica...

What's arnica cream Deb?


Ouch!  Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better!

DebbieD wrote:

...thank heavens for arnica...

What's arnica cream Deb?


Mornin' TT friends!  I know it's not even approaching winter yet, but I saw this and had to share, especially for my Canadian pals!  Enjoy!


50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 C): Californians shiver uncontrollably. Canadians plant gardens.

35 Fahrenheit (1.6 C): Italian cars won't start. Canadians drive with the windows down.

32 Fahrenheit (0 C): American water freezes. Canadian water gets thicker.

0 Fahrenheit (-17.9 C): New York City landlords finally turn on the heat. Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60 Fahrenheit (-51 C): Mt. Saint Helens freezes. Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100 Fahrenheit (-73 C): Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

-173 Fahrenheit (-114 C) Ethyl alcohol Freezes. Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

-460 Fahrenheit (-273 C) Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops. Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

-500 Fahrenheit (-295 C): Hell freezes over. The Leafs win the Stanley Cup.


Best wishes for success in your new business Jennie.



Irene wrote:

Do you buy bears only from well known bearmakers?

Heavens no.  Budget doesn't allow that.

Irene wrote:

... how does someone will have the possibility to became a NAME on bearworld?

Talent, appeal, exposure.



Depends.  Sometimes I prefer silence.  Sometimes I crank it up. 

Went to a STYX concert last weekend, which has prompted me to look for a couple of my favorite albums on CD.  My copies are of the cassette variety and are dusty!


doodlebears wrote:

PLEASE tell me more and where can I get it from and how much is it?

Jane ~

It's pretty neat.  I've had it for years.  Before bearmaking even!

gotobedbears wrote:

I know EXACTLY where i would like to put a banana right now..........

see my thread girls - you'll understand

Pen ~

Saw your pics and post the other day ... I don't think a banana would be painful enough!



Have been out for quite a bit, so not quite sure of the context, but will be thinking of you and say a little prayer.

Forget the chocolate ... have a banana instead (see my post on nanners).  Or better yet, get yourself a nanner and dip in chocolate!




Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose.  Combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito Bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at Work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature Control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"


Judi ~

This is just awesome!  Congrats to Rachel!  My neice Rebecca shows too (they have a dairy farm here in NY.) 


Lovely boxers; I'm going to share pics w/ my daughter.  She loves them.

Great lot of mohair!  Too many to choose from!



Always wear clean underwear in public, especially when working under your vehicle.  From the Northwest Florida Daily News comes this story of a Crestview couple who drove their car to Wal-Mart, only to have their car break down in the parking lot.

The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car in the lot. The wife returned later to see a small group of people near their car.  On closer inspection, she saw a pair of male legs protruding from under the chassis.

Although the man was in shorts, his lack of underpants turned private parts into glaringly public ones.  Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully stepped forward, quickly put her hand UP his shorts, and tucked everything back into place. 

On regaining her feet, she looked across the hood and found herself staring at her husband who was standing idly by.

The mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his forehead.



Tammy ~

Totally awesome!  What a great Mom.  Make sure we get to see pics!


My sister sent this to me this morning.  I thought you'd enjoy!

A woman brought a very limp duck into the vet surgeon.  As she laid her pet on the table the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest.  After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly and said, "I'm sorry your duck, Cuddles, has passed away."

The distressed owner wailed "Are you sure"?

"Yes, I am sure; the duck is dead," he replied.

"How can you be so sure"? she protested.  "I mean, you haven't done any testing on him or anything.   He might just be in a coma or something". 

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room, and returned a few moments later with a black Labrador Retriever.  As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom.   He then looked at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.

The vet patted the dog and took it out, and returned a few moments later with a cat.  The cat jumped up onto the table and also sniffed delicately at the bird from head to foot.  The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck."

Then the vet turned to his computer, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.

The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill "$150", she cried.  "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead"?

The vet shrugged.  "I'm sorry.  If you'd taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the lab report and cat scan, it's now $150."



Please take care Jane and thanks for the great post.


Mornin' Shari ~

Another opp will be along; I'm sure.  In the meantime, you learned a little about the competition and had some interview experience.  You're just getting limbered up.


MerBear wrote:

Actually I have about 20 rabbits at this time....unfortunately none as large as the one pictured! But I must admit that they are NOT pet rabbits. Need I say more?


Are they all named Stew?


Awww ... what a nice husband! 

AC a MUST HAVE for asthma sufferers.  I can tolerate the heat here in NY, but hubby can't with asthma.  So we put in central air a few years back.


I don't ... but would like to ... soon as laminator moves up on the priority list.


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