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48 minutes ago, CPT Trips said:

 

Treat them that way and don't ***** about the nursing home they choose for you.🤑 

 

Oh, best swag was a Princess luggage strap.

Not going to need a nursing home. We'll pay for in house care if needed. 😜 Living wills and trusts in place. 

 

Received leather luggage tag holders from Celebrity years ago. Still use them. 

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12 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Not going to need a nursing home. We'll pay for in house care if needed. 😜 Living wills and trusts in place. 

 

Received leather luggage tag holders from Celebrity years ago. Still use them. 

With Bob's mother full time in-home care would have cost even more.  But where she lived was flat-out lovely.  And we have all the paperwork in place also.  Good for all of us, huh?  

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Most of it isn’t worth bringing home - I have a bunch of Delft tiles from HAL I put together with miscellaneous others of the same size embedded on a side table on out deck - and I still use a Mag lite from HAL from back when they gave more than key chains and pens.as trivia prizes.

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26 minutes ago, navybankerteacher said:

Delft tiles from HAL

Had one of those that was a fridge magnet.  We have GREAT magnets so that one went away forever ago.

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4 hours ago, davekathy said:

Not going to need a nursing home. We'll pay for in house care if needed. 😜 Living wills and trusts in place. 

 

Received leather luggage tag holders from Celebrity years ago. Still use them. 

Us too...And the kids all have either a nice guest house or additional downstairs master suite's.....we can visit.

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I've never gotten any swag on a ship, other than the blue Princess bags everybody gets.  Now the swag that's given away at NASCAR races!  Prolific amounts of can coozies, pens, fridge magnets, chip clips, etc.  The best from there would have to be the blow up chair that we gave to our nephew's son, who still uses it for playing video games in.  And a really nice Snap-On flashlight that DH snatched right out of my hands the second I got it. 

 

Actually, probably the best was a business card inviting you to take a brief survey for a Las Vegas casino, and the reward was a one night stay at the hotel.  They did that several years in a row, and we used those rooms many times.  (We live 200 miles from Vegas and need to over night there occassionally, so that saved us a lot of money!)

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8 hours ago, Ashland said:

Us too...And the kids all have either a nice guest house or additional downstairs master suite's.....we can visit.

Since I got this OT, I won't go into any more detail, but I hope you'll do some research and find out that you're missing a ton of info.  There usually comes a time where you need 'attention' 24/7 with skilled personnel.  Your family won't be able to do it and if they try they will become prisoners, never being able to go on a vacation, etc.  We and others we know have lived with this.  I won't say another word.

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I've entered many slot tournaments and all I've ever gotten was a few tee shirts.  BooHoo  😪😪

 

I'd rather this:  🤑🤑🤑

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I once got a bra at the Quest.   Mrs Ldubs made me give it back.  ☹️

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I really like the two NCL address books that I won.  That's how I keep track of my usernames and passwords.  I also like my NCL mug.  It's the perfect size.

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15 hours ago, clo said:

Since I got this OT, I won't go into any more detail, but I hope you'll do some research and find out that you're missing a ton of info.  There usually comes a time where you need 'attention' 24/7 with skilled personnel.  Your family won't be able to do it and if they try they will become prisoners, never being able to go on a vacation, etc.  We and others we know have lived with this.  I won't say another word.

I said "we would visit"... We certainly have done our research and have "everything in place". I have quite a bit of experience dealing with aging parents and end of life needs and all that encompasses ... I had great role models in how to be prepared. However thanks for your input.

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On 7/21/2019 at 1:20 AM, whogo said:

Does a thrift store patron want a Royal Caribbean travel mug? A Carnival Mexican Riviera tee shirt? A Holland America sweatshirt? An NCL key chain? A Princess lanyard? How much does it cost thrift shops to have the stuff that doesn't sell hauled away? Thrift shops have to sell unwanted clothes in bulk, some of it goes to developing countries. Instead of supporting their own country's economy, people wear free tee shirts that say things like "Snodgrass Family Reunion, 2015" or "Breast Cancer Awareness Run Hoboken".  Just don't take the stuff in the first place. (This is directed at you, too, dear, although you won't read it.)

 

I saw a fascinating documentary about waste where they showed the behind the scenes of a clothes donation organisation and the manager was saying that about 40% of donations have to be thrown away because the clothes do not pass the durability test (they showed the machines they use to test the clothes) and she said the number of reject clothes is growing because of throw away fashion and the subsequent declining quality of clothes☹️. She said it is costly to get rid of reject clothes and they would rather it wasn't donated in the first place😰. On top of that the polyester clothing that end up in garbage tip break down into micro plastics and then end up in our food system. We end up eating our clothes😂! It would be better if cruise ships just stopped making the stuff or at least make better quality stuff😜.

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3 hours ago, ilikeanswers said:

cruise ships just stopped making the stuff

I'm guessing if pax stopped taking them they'd get the hint.

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these were popular in Alaska  

 

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5 minutes ago, c-boy said:

these were popular in Alaska  

 

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Hurtigruten gave us these in Antarctica.  We left ours as we knew we wouldn't wear them at home.  We have loads of jackets.

 

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🤨 umph !  that looks exciting  

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12 minutes ago, c-boy said:

🤨 umph !  that looks exciting  

It was just glorious!  THE most amazing trip.

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1 hour ago, MicCanberra said:

I wouldn't be able to get my wife into a Zodiac.

Oh, goodness, they were great.  They had a couple of guys in the zodiac and a couple on the ramp.  They had hold of me every step.  And I get a bit wobbly at times.  Oh, here's a pic of how you get on and off.  If I can help talk her into it, let me know.  Trip of a lifetime.

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30 minutes ago, clo said:

Oh, goodness, they were great.  They had a couple of guys in the zodiac and a couple on the ramp.  They had hold of me every step.  And I get a bit wobbly at times.  Oh, here's a pic of how you get on and off.  If I can help talk her into it, let me know.  Trip of a lifetime.

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She prefers to watch from the balcony with a cocktail in hand.

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3 minutes ago, MicCanberra said:

She prefers to watch from the balcony with a cocktail in hand.

Only a very few balconies on this ship.   Only about 400 pax total.  Maybe you could go without her.

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4 minutes ago, clo said:

Only a very few balconies on this ship.   Only about 400 pax total.  Maybe you could go without her.

I am not likely to travel without her.

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