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    BTW, I drive a 1989 Oldsmobile with 220,000 miles on it...and my husband drives a 1999 BMW with about 120,000 miles on it. Fortunately, he works from home and I have only an 11-mile commute each way.

    But, quilters are creative, gracious, and always just a bit "spunky". Keep up the good work, everyone.

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    I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one against Wal-Mart these days. I don't know what else to say here tonite, I'm still in shock I think. I just got home from the hospital. I've been there since 10 this morning. My husband had a heart attack today. They put in a stint cuz 1 artery was completely blocked. He has 3 more blocked: 1 is 30%, 1 is 50% and another is 75% blocked. They are treating those with massive doses of plavix and some other stuff I don't know what it's for. And his diabettes which I'm sure caused the heart attack in the first place. I wish someone was here with me right now cuz I'm so scared and I don't want to be alone. I so afraid he's going to die. They made me leave and go home. About 5:00 his BP went down to 57/34 and his pulse was about 35. They actly quickly and got it back up some. At 10:00 they said he was stable again and that I should go home. I was hysterical and didn't want to go but they made me. I'm not going to be able to sleep tonite. I half to stay awake in case they call. So dear dear friends of mine please say a prayer for my husband. We've been married 34 years and I don't know what I'd do if he dies. Thank you all and bless you.

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    You are in my prayers, Debbie. I'm asking God to surround you with ministering angels and with peace and to bring you comfort right now. I am also praying you can get some sleep.

    Trisha in MO

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    Debbie,
    I was so sorry to hear about the crisis you're facing today. Words just don't seem sufficient comfort now. Stay on-line as long as you can this evening...and I'm sure folks will be there to "talk" with you.

    Prayers for you, your husband, and the medical staff's wisdom. You mentioned Plavix and "something else". It may be coumadin, a blood thinner.

    The good news is that your husband is in exactly the right place for him now...the hospital. Please take comfort in that.

    I'm on the other side of the continent, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please, if you can, keep us posted on how things progress.

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    Thank you Trisha and MCH and bless you.

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    We too are on the other side of the continent, but our hearts are with you and your husband! I wish I could drive over there right now!

    Here's hugs and love coming to you from California!

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    Debbie,
    DOn't know what to say except that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hang in there and take care of you so you will be able to take care of your husband when he comes home.
    Put your feet up and close your eyes. Even if you don't sleep you will at least rest a bit.
    We're thinking of you!
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    Debbie, I know from personal experience how terrified you must be. My husband went in for wht he thought was a cold 7 years ago and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. We were very lucky. He had blockages but did not suffer a heart attack. It is the most awful feeling for your life to be in someone else's hands. Take courage and comfort form knowing we are all praying with you and for God to work his healing touch on your husband.
    My husband made it through. He was a 2-3 pack a day smoker then. He doesn't smoke anymore, thank goodness, but he has gained a lot of weight so I worry about the extra work his heart has to do.
    I will be thinking of you and praying for you. Wilmington has a really good hospital, so take comfort in knowing that.

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    Thank you Vicki

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    Debbie, we are all praying!!! They can do amazing things now adays with the heart!! I'm sure he is in great hands. Brings back thoughts of when my son had brain surgery to remove cancer, it was like a sword had pierced my heart when he cried out for "help" as they wheeled him out of the operating room, he was cut from ear to ear, I felt so helpless, wanting to hold him in my arms, but I wasn't allowed to touch him yet. His cry of Help haunted me, what was going on in his thoughts, was he feeling his
    life slipping away?.....he is fine for right now..God has answered our prayers..he'll hear and answer yours!!! May our Lords peace surround you and your husband!!!

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    i have 4 walmarts available to me within 20 min. of me . i sure would hate for any of them to close their fab. dept. down. but i've all ready emailed them and let them know about alot of unhappy quilters they would have.

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    Debbie, as the wife of a diabetic, my heart goes out to you. I totally understand your current crisis and the stress you are undergoing. Please know you and your hubby are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Debbie so sorry to hear about your husbands illness! I too will include you both in my prayers. Hope he's better by now.

    I thought for a minute that our Walmart might be keeping some fabric because they had received new stock but, not any more I so relate to all of the situations you've all described. We do not even own a kitchen stove. We bought a $200.00 grill at Walmart, The same thing would have been $400.00 at Home Depot. We own the house but it needs so much work. Thank God My husband is a carpenter. However even with the free scrap materials he picks up from job sites we haven't been able to afford the electrician, electrical supplies or appliances yet to redo the kitchen on our current Income. I am job hunting as we speak. I would totally boycott Wallyworld (and other big box stores) If we could afford to pay $4.00 for a jar of mayo. I do already go elsewhere for meat just because WM Is not competing adequately with Albertsons , Rosaurs or Safeway in price or quality in this area.

    I am looking for fabric more often at yard sales and thrift stores. I just bought around 30 yards of a variety of denim and light wgt. cotton for $5.00 at a yard sale. I was jazzed about that!:)

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    HolyMoly! I haven't been on here much, lately. Seems like a lot has happened. Our wal-mart is keeping its fabric for 5 years, until they remodel again. I don't even know if I'm happy about that anymore bc they don't care about the customers anymore.
    Debbie: I hope you and DH are doing fine. You are in my thoughts.
    I don't even know where to start on the subject of being poor. Things have actually improved for us over the past few years. (THANK GOODNESS!) BUT...it isn't about what kind of car we drive or how old it is...I mean...sometimes the old ones are the best! :D
    I remember buying everything generic/cheaper so I'd have enough money left over to get an extra thing I needed. I still have to do that sometimes.
    I remember when my DH worked AT LEAST 40 hours a week, and his paycheck was 167.23 each week after taxes! Those were rough times. I drove an 83 chevy truck after I had quit my job and sold my 85 Ford Escort! I didn't need a vehicle so much after I had no job! Thankfully gas wasn't priced so high then, but I only went out once or twice a week to my Mom's...mostly I'd ride out in the morning with DH, and he'd pick me up that evening. I did laundry at my Mom's bc we didn't have a washer/dryer! We had well water at the time that was really nasty orange with tons of iron, so just as well. We didn't even have a house phone! He had a bag phone (way back in the day), that we paid about $20/month for...we got an adapter that converted the cigarette lighter plug into electric and put an antenna on top of the trailer....as long as we watched our minutes, we were fine. We were under contract and couldn't afford a house phone and the cell.
    We ate food mostly canned from our garden and deer meat that I canned. DH's Dad gave us eggs from his chickens.
    I've been dirt poor. I was raised poor. I know how to make it, though, and I wouldn't trade that raising for anything. BUT...I also know that things can get better.
    So, hang in there!

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    I consider it almost a hobby of mine to see how cheap I can get something I like! (Well, It IS a Hobby actually) Of course I do have my standards in certain areas i.e. the Great Value brand is mostly OFF my list no matter how cheap because In my opinion most of the stuff they package is just trash (usually were it lands after one or two bites. Of course this could become a diet strategy to just buy Great Value; I could fatten up my wallet and skinny down my belly at the same time :twisted: ) If Last Comic Standing ever comes to Missoula My act will be ready! :D

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    I live on the east side of Tucson, AZ and they have assured me that the fabric dept. is not closing. Sure hope not, I find my best selection of fabrics there and in fact in the 8 months I have been quilting I have purchased the material for all my quilts there. They always have what I want and the prices are so much better than Jo anns.

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    I talked to our local manager last week after I fired off an email to the company. He told me that the fabric/celebration thing is in a test phase only and that the reactions of the customers and related sales will determine if it flies or falls. He also told me that since they eliminated most of the fabric in a couple stores in this area the fabric sales at our store have gone astronomically higher. Off the record, he says he thinks it's a big mistake, but he doesn't make the decisions.

    Trisha in MO

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    Trisha do you have an email address for them? I don't know how to contact them except through the petition and I did that aleady. I don't mind bugging them. When I move in the next 2 years the only place I will be able to shop is the fabric stores. The closet wal mart has already closed their fabric section. There is a WM in Asheville, NC but I don't know if they have fabric. I am more worried about inexpensive notions than fabric. Matching threads to existing fabric, etc

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    Vikie:

    If you go to http://www.walmart.com/ and go to the bottom of the page there's a "Help" section. Choose "Online Customer Service" and it will take you to a place where you can contact them by phone, email, or snail mail.

    Trisha in MO

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    Thanks. I'll give it a try!
    Vicki

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    I went out to our Walmart after work this morning ( midnite). They are downsizing the fabrics. They had alot on clearance for 50% off. So I stocked up , there were even some new prints that they just got in . They are keeping some of the ugliest fabrics tho. some really loose woven stuff and poly knit stuff. I now have more fabric than Walmart!!
    Elaine

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    i'm pretty close to that, too. :lol:

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    I emailed them last week and gave them a piece of my mind. Not a very big piece cause mine isn't that big to begin with! I got an auto response thing back, so we'll see what happens.

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    Our fabric is already gone at our local Wal-Mart. They didn't even have a sale with the remaining fabric, but shipped it to another store. Everything is a mess and they have moved everything, even in the grocery dept. The only things that are where they were is the pharmacy, meat, milk and deli. Every time I go in there, things are in a different place. I forget half of what I was shopping for because it takes so long to find it. Unfortunately, we don't have many shopping alternatives, so I am stuck. Wal-Mart has bankrupted Hills, Ames and is slowly strangling our closest K-Mart. It is a shame.

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    You really should email them and let them know what you think...they don't know unless we speak up.

    Trisha

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