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  1. Chase

    Merry Christmas!

    Just wishing all you fellow deafies and our hearie supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
  2. Chase

    A few weeks ago, I had a total hip replacement. Before, I was in great pain just standing or...

    A few weeks ago, I had a total hip replacement. Before, I was in great pain just standing or sitting, even though on pain-killers, After, no pin at all, and each day, my new hip works better and better. Before, I needed a walker. Now, I get around with a cane. Next, I'm going to have a knee...
  3. Chase

    The best part about hearing spouses who don't bother to learn sign language for you ...

    If I smile while signing swear words at her, she thinks I'm saying nice things. :D:boink:
  4. Chase

    What do you do for living?

    I'm retired; however, I write mystery novels. My first novel entitled Deaf Takes a Holiday sold a few copies a month for the first year. In the meantime, I'm working on the sequel, 'Til Deaf Us Do Part.
  5. Chase

    Stupid comments

    Yep, I get this question a lot, too, like lip-reading is supposed to be the easiest thing in the world. They get these ideas from stupid movies. In real life--at least for me--the speaker has to articulate well, not too fast nor too slow, be fairly close, and K.I.S.S. (Keep It Short, Stupid). :D
  6. Chase

    Stupid comments

    Ha ha ha. I must not "look" deaf, either, because my favorite is to be tapped hard on the shoulder, and even before I finish turning, some irate person is demanding, "Are you deaf?" Obviously, he or she has been talking to me behind my back. When I say and sign "Yes. Why?" I get the funniest...
  7. Chase

    *sigh*...female and male interpretors...

    I love your spouse defense.:gpost: I trust my wife/partner/best friend implicitly. No one could work harder for us. When I get phone calls on my text-only cellphone, I hand it to her to find out if it's a client or prospective client trying to get hold of Chase Editing. She's my also my...
  8. Chase

    *sigh*...female and male interpretors...

    If this aspect of the discussion has been covered, I apologize for wasting time. However, the following is quite important to me (:ty:, Reba, for the full article): "The U.S. Department of Justice expects that the health care provider will consult with the person and consider carefully his or...
  9. Chase

    How deaf is she?

    I was hard-of-hearing for two decades but could play the guitar and sing. However, when I became totally deaf in 2001, friends could tune my guitar, but I could never sing in sinc with it...
  10. Chase

    What are you doing right now? Part II

    You can order my novel in Kindle or paperback at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Deaf+Takes+a+Holiday :ty: for asking. :D
  11. Chase

    What are you doing right now? Part II

    Barbaro, no license is required to edit short stories and books. However, I belong to Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and among credentials for membership are US Army manual writing school; a BS, MA, and PhD in English; 26 years experience grading papers (a form of editing); and...
  12. Chase

    What are you doing right now? Part II

    Hi, fellow deafies and other friends. I was gone so long that I had look up my password and sign in again. However, I was thinking of you all. I've been busier than a hive o' bees: Even though I'll be 76 next month and have been "retired," my mystery novel, Deaf Takes a Holiday has been doing...
  13. Chase

    Being hard of hearing is hard

    High school is hard enough without being hard-of-hearing. I know 'cause I was in high school ten years! (Four as a teen and six as a teacher of teens :D) Its sounds like you're doing all the right things to meet your challenges. :welcome:.
  14. Chase

    Name Signs

    Thanks for the giggle--I needed it. By the way, Beowulf, here's my photo to show I'm laughing with you, not at you.
  15. Chase

    My sister passed away this morning.

    Thank you for the kind condolences, Rio and SG. We appreciate them so very much. :ty: for understanding, Sonocativo. :)
  16. Chase

    I am a hearing mom of a deaf child, i have a question.

    For sure Maggie and Gemma are too beautiful for words. As soon as I saw them, I thought, Cute+M and Cute+G. All advice above is great, and I especially like Reba's. My sis was born deaf and first named us all with initials. I was born with a prominent chin, so she named me C-on-the-chin as a...
  17. Chase

    My sister passed away this morning.

    I don't want to take so much AllDeaf space by responding to each of you wonderful folks separately, but I do want to say :ty: to all who sent their kind regards for my sister. My sincere appreciation to: Calvin, Mieke, DeafNerdMomm, Authentic, Moondancer, Secretblend, Rockin'robin, DeafDucky...
  18. Chase

    My sister passed away this morning.

    Thank you, Cappy. Di was a great gal and terrific sister. She liked groundhogs 'cause her birthday was February 2, Groundhog's Day. :D
  19. Chase

    My sister passed away this morning.

    Thanks so much, Tristen. I once lived in Great Falls, near CMR High School. I moved to Havre and taught at MSU-Northern for thirteen years, then went back to Great Falls after I became completely :deaf: to study speechreading at Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. I'm in rainy Oregon now but...
  20. Chase

    My sister passed away this morning.

    LoveBlue, Sonocativo, AlleyCat, Tousi, Zephren, Barabaro, Reba, SilverRoxy: :ty: all for your kind thoughts and messages. You're such supportive friends. Chase
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