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    [–] I (29 F) am letting my baby be adopted so I can give him a better more stable life with two parents. After he is born I will be going to a mental health facility to try to get myself better. Do up think it would be appropriate for me to write him a letter to explain this? RodeTheMidnightTrain 1 points ago in relationship_advice

    I just want to commend you for the courage it takes to make such a decision. That in itself makes you a great mother. To do what you think is best for your child, even if it's the hardest decision you will ever make.

    I think the letter idea is a great idea. It puts the information out there for him to have should he be ready for it.

    I wish you the best of luck and best of health. Please take good care of yourself <3

    [–] [UPDATE] My (28F) colleague (30F) didn't invite me to her wedding, and it's completely unravelled our friendship RodeTheMidnightTrain 1 points ago in relationships

    I feel like anyone would be lucky to have you as a friend. Good friends are hard to come by. Im sorry you had to go through this, but it sounds like you're on the right track.

    After all her wedding excitement is over, she will probably be wondering where you went, but that's her loss. I've been in lop sided friendships before so I do know what that's like. I wish you the best of luck moving forward.

    [–] How long have you had your current phone number? RodeTheMidnightTrain 1 points ago in CasualConversation

    I've had the same cell phone number for 18 years. It's a very easy number to remember. I've also moved and don't live local to my area code anymore and often get asked why I have that area code. But I like my number and there's really no reason to change it.

    My daughter is 23 and has had the same number since she was about 9, so about 14 years. The only reason that number isn't older is because I needed a phone number that was local to where we are now for gate access and didn't want to change mine so I changed hers.

    [–] [Serious] Adults of Reddit, what is one mistake you made that you want to inform others not to do? RodeTheMidnightTrain 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Can I piggy back on your comment to say that it's okay to spend time being single as an adult. Spend that time getting to know yourself and figure out what you like and don't like, what your standards are, and how you want to live your life.

    Also, dating when you're a teenager and young adult shouldn't be taken so seriously. Yes, respect the person you're dating, but also know that the people you date at that age most likely aren't going to be the one you spend your life with. Basically, don't get so caught up in relationships at a young age that you lose parts of yourself or miss out on some of the best times of your life.

    [–] What is the most nostalgic thing you can think of? RodeTheMidnightTrain 8 points ago in AskReddit

    Maybe not the most nostalgic, but the thought of Saturday morning cartoons with a couple bowls of cereal certainly stirs up a good bit of nostalgia for me.

    [–] Politely asked a customer to put his loose dog in the house before starting a loop. RodeTheMidnightTrain 1 points ago in USPS

    It sounds as though he was describing park and loop delivery. Not sure how it works where you deliver, but you can very well stop delivery for a whole street due to a loose dog, especially if you're about to walk that loop and a dog is running around.

    [–] My Grandpa (far left) and friends at The University of Idaho c. 1947. We laid him to rest this weekend after 92 good years on this earth. He was as cool as he looks. RodeTheMidnightTrain 3 points ago in TheWayWeWere

    Thank you. And sorry for the loss of your grandmother too. It did feel like he would live forever, he's just always been there. It felt so odd to go to his hometown where we always visit and NOT see him. My grandmother passed 20 years ago, just after their 50th anniversary. My Grandpa remarried to a lady who had also spent 50 years with her husband and they lost their spouses around the same time. They agreed to be put laid to rest with their original spouses so I thought that was sweet. I'm glad he had someone for companionship these last few years, but he definitely belongs with my grandma. Grandpas are great though. Hold on to yours tight.

    [–] My Grandpa (far left) and friends at The University of Idaho c. 1947. We laid him to rest this weekend after 92 good years on this earth. He was as cool as he looks. RodeTheMidnightTrain 1 points ago in TheWayWeWere

    Thank you for that street view. That made my day. Neat to see where they were standing.

    Like I commented to another, I haven't been there since I was a teenager so I don't remember a lot about it, just that it was a pretty campus. There are a couple Vandals in the family.

    [–] My Grandpa (far left) and friends at The University of Idaho c. 1947. We laid him to rest this weekend after 92 good years on this earth. He was as cool as he looks. RodeTheMidnightTrain 2 points ago in TheWayWeWere

    I am familiar with that area. Gotta love small town Idaho life. We go back every year for Labor Day weekend and I thoroughly enjoy it. This is the first time I've been back when there's snow in 20 years. Just makes the gorgeous scenery even more so.