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I have a small group of girls who get together several times a year. Three of us live here full time and one lives half of the year here and half of the year in Washington State. So, last night we all got together for dinner.

We walked into the restaurant and there was my husband’s ex wife and her boss having a business dinner. At the far corner table was one of my husband’s teachers with a group of friends. To our left was a women who owns a design store in town. To our right were parents of a student at my husband’s school. A couple of tables over was a woman who owns a clothing store in town. Then there was one of our popular caterers having dinner with a friend. And, at the bar was the man who owns the tree trimming service in town.

The kicker was, my husband, who was at home, got bored and decided to go for a walk after dinner - right past the restaurant.

I feel like I live in Mayberry.



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      Yana Berlin wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • The good thing it’s not forever, and that is what you need to remind yourself.

      You were in my mind last night, I made myself two not one but two cups of hot chocolate (by your recipe) and inhaled it, I felt better immediately after.

      Hang in there, and maybe you need that a cup of hot chocolate.

      Here is an idea, how about we make a date once a week to have a virtual hot chocolate?

      Everyone with a cup of hot chocolate in hand can login and interact.

      Who’ is for it and which day is good for everyone and time?



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Cynthia I understand exactly what you mean. Let me give you an example.

      My husband has a first cousin who married my second cousin. Now this was not planned, it just happened.  

      My niece is my niece by my sister, but she is also my husband’s cousin because her dad and my husband are first cousins.

      Now wait a minute it gets better, I have a cousin who is my cousin on my mom and dad’s side.  

      So because my town is so small, I told my kids before you date ANYONE you need to let me know because you do not want to end up dating a relative.  

      When they got to high school, they did discover two additional cousins (not by dating) just by talking about who are you related too and etc....  

      So I know exactly how you feel.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Cynthia, I would love to have a virtual cup of hot chocolate with you, Yana and the fab40 ladies. Any night is good for me-I’m flexible.



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      Cheryl Guy wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Cynthia- Wow! Now I know why I loved Chicago so much!  

      Yana- I’m there for the hot chocolate clutch! Just say when! Evenings are bad for me but mornings and afternoons are good.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Count me in. :) I’ll check back to see when is decided.
      I’m open. Have a great day! :)

      Big Cup Of Hot Chocolate Pictures, Images and Photos


      Jenz41, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Hot Chocolate is a favorite of mine. The mexican vanilla I brought back makes it soooo yummy!

      I am in the small town too Cynthia. 4 traffic lights, with an additional one added several years ago in front of WalMart. The small town politics here make me nauseous, and I’ll be so glad to leave! We have the everybody is related to everybody else syndrome too. And the ‘families’ that own half the real estate. Reminds me of Monopoly.
      You always help us to remember the ‘green grass’ on the other side isn’t as good as it looks. :) I am sure you are loved by all there though, and have a great local clientelle with your chocolate business. I got a Figi’s catalog in the mail yesterday and thought of you. I can see a whole page dedicated to Cynthia’s Chocolates one day!



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Jenz that hot chocolate looks delicious!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • I’m there with the hot chocolate! Count me in, Yana.

      Tracy, wow, your town is smaller than mine! That’s amazing about having to check before dating to be sure it’s not a relative.

      Dee Dee, you always make me smile. I do indeed enjoy a very nice local business and the thought of going big is a reality for me.



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      Cheryl Guy wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Cynthia- You‘re teasing me with your chocolates! I can’t wait till they arrive! I warned my husband today that if ANYONE touches my chocolates it will be a fate worse than death!



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      Jenni0811 wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • So funny to live in such a small town! I live in a suburb and do you know how many of my neighbors I see at restaurants or even the grocery store within 10 minutes of my house....practically nobody!  

      I am in for the hot chocolate...as long as mine is diluted with a hefty swig of coffee!



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      Coachmombabe wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Cynthia, I’m from a small community as well. For the most part, I love it. Our home is actually outside of the city, so we have quite a lot of privacy, which is nice.

      However, I'd love  to join you all for a cup of hot cocoa, but you'll have to make mine soy! ;o)



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Jenni, same for me. I know my neighbors on each side of me and across the street.
      I have lived in this community for six years. Most of the folks in the neighborhood could walk up and smack me and I wouldn’t even know who they were.
      Just the way I like it!



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Nana, I really do love the hometown feel. When I visit my family, I sometimes come home feeling like I’m missing out. Then I get that phone call saying...did you know so and so did this, that and the other....then I realize, I don’t think I could handle it.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • nana, I know exactly what you‘re talking about! I lived in a town with no traffic lights for 4 years! I would get anonymous letters telling me what our son was up to! I do not miss living there!



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Wow Tracie, that is small. :) When we first started talking of moving it was to Montana. The towns are less than 1000 people, and sometimes those only have a grocery store. I live in the country with lots of privacy but am only 5 minutes from our little town, and 30 minutes from a bigger city. I hate shopping, so I am happy with it this way. Who needs neighbors when your Fab40 friends are right there in your home with you all the time? :)



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      Yana Berlin wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • How about next Wednesday?

      We all meet in a Hot Chocolate Group that I can create. We all show up with a cup of hot chocolate we all post something and everyone answers. I have no clue how this is going to work but I’m a game.

      What say you people?????

      Let’s take a vote  

      Because everyone is on different time zones let’s say who is for

      Wednesday 10am PST 1pm EST?

      of

      Wednesday 5pm. PST 8 pm EST?



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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • You can’t get any smaller than an island. When I lived on St. Thomas I used to say if I sneezed on one side of the island someone would hear me on the other side.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • I love it, Yana! I say let’s try it!



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      Cheryl Guy wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Wednesday morning works for me. I am MST so that would be 11:00 for me right? I still get confused after moving to Arizona because we don’t do daylight savings time! I think we are an hour ahead of PST now. Am I right Yana?



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      Rene' Grandon wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • Alright!Hot chocolate and Fab40 friends what could be a better combination. These pictures are so yummy makes me want some now,but I am at home and no car because my hubby is gone to work now. Yana, Im in evening would work for me.
      Cythina, you know I love Hawaii,I guess I never thought of it feeling like a small town. I do know how that feels I grew up in east texas, small town called Canton. We had pool hall ( where doug and I started dating), that story in a blog about most embrassing moment. As I was saying pool hall,pizza place,burger palace,small theatre,hard wood in a tent rolling skating rink and that was about all there was to do in Canton on a friday night. I feel for you!

      Ciao,
      Bella



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • I am still catching up with the conversations.
      I am in for whatever you are talking
      don’t leave me out for any discussion
      for I like to be the center of your attention.estaticestatictongue out
      (The last sentence, it just rhymes and that’s all)



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      Linni wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • count me in, however i may be at work at the designated time, so i may not be able to join in



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      Rene' Grandon wrote Dec 5, 2008
    • How do you guys get the faces to appear on your text and cahnge the text?



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      Inakika wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • I’m in (sorry I’m late!)
      I live in a small town also. You know it’s small when the mayor is my neighbor and his address and phone number is listed in the phone book! He was ringing a bell outside of WalMart last week collecting for the Salvation Army!



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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • Inikika...that’s pretty dang small...lol!



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      Coachmombabe wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • Inikika, ahaha! I just saw our old attorney ringing the Salvation Army Bell at Wal-Mart! That was a first for me!



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • Dang and I thought I lived in a small town, after moving from NY, well my town is small, but seems some like in towns that if you pass through and blink you miss everything.

      About 20 miles from my town is a small town call Buffalo Gap, this place is so small, the newspaper is about 4 or so pages and it lists everybody’s b-day for that week, whose son/daughter came to visit, how long they stayed, who went fishing/hunting last week and their catches, etc.  It is hilarious.  The newspapers are free and they sit around in our breakroom at work, so when we need a good laugh, we grab one..



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      Beverly Mahone wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • That sounds like a movie I once saw, “Something to Talk About”  If I could’ve been a fly on the wall.... :)



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • I’m in for the hot chocolate chat....what ever time works for everyone else is fine with me. I’m flexible.



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • Is the chocolate chat this coming wednesday, 10th.  If so, I am in, I am scheduled off that day...



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Dec 6, 2008
    • You know you live in a small town when-
      the post office closes at 2:45!



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      Linda Hendricks wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • I’m in too.... can’t wait...



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