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Talk on Orchid Terrariums at Susquehanna Orchid Society

Discussion in 'Orchid Shows & Events' started by Dave The Scientist, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Dave The Scientist

    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    I am gving a talk on orchid terrariums at the Susquehanna Orchid Society Meeting tomorrow (Sunday 21st) at Bethany Village (325 Wesley Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, Maplewood Building Door 21) at 130 pm. All are welcome. I'll also be bringing the terrarium I talked about building in my My first Terrarium Build thread.
     
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    Excellent! Looking forward in seeing some photos
     
  3. DeafOrchidLover

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    Dave, Do you do the work as in terrariums? All I have are fish tanks, any ideas, I'd love to hear and pictures so I could see what it looks like. :)
     
  4. Dave The Scientist

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    OrchidNut, I don't think anyone took any pictures at the event, but you can see pictures of the terrarium on my thread about it.




     
  5. DeafOrchidLover

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    Dave the scientist!!! I was afraid that someone would speak up and talking about my English grammar. Have you ever been in deaf culture? Do you know what it's like being deaf? I was born deaf. I can't hear like all hearing people hear, that's why you all got good English grammar. I didn't. I know American sign language. You made my self-esteem flat... I am more open to learn anything about orchids.
     
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    DeafOrchidLover I hope you are truly NOT flattened by this interaction. If you are then I hope you can grow from here.

    While I am not as physically challenged as you are, for many years I had to endure the stigma of being homosexual in a homophobic family. My military father thought I was an abomination, my mother regularly prayed for my salvation. My siblings thought I was weird. In school I had to hide myself for fear I would be beaten.

    It wasn't until I left that environment and went to college did I realize I was not evil, or strange, or QUEER! But gay. I hope you see the difference? Yes, for many years I felt flattened. I truly believe that what adversity we endure and survive, we come out stronger and better.

    I am humbled by your statement of pain, but I pray you overcome this small setback and can grow your orchids into lovely, healthy plants.
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    DeafOrchidLover, you don't need good grammar to participate here. There are people on the forum who don't have English as a first language. Their grammar, syntax and spelling can sometimes be confusing to us native speakers. It doesn't take but a word or two where we don't normally see it to confuse the meaning. I spend about half of my time speaking Spanish (not my native language) and I have gotten over the fear of not saying things correctly. If someone tells me they don't understand me, I take that to mean that they WANT to understand what I am saying and I try using other words. When they don't care what I am saying they would just smile and nod and pretend they understand. I hope you will feel free to express yourself and ask your questions without fear of being criticized. And also to ask for clarification if you don't understand what someone is saying.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni said it perfectly. All I can say is "ditto".
     
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  9. Dave The Scientist

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    Sorry Deaforchidlover, my comments were out of line. I thought you were using some sort of short hand, like many people do while texting rather than having true difficulty with the grammar. I have no idea what it is like to be deaf and should not have assumed. I, in no way. intended to hurt your feelings and I am saddened that my words had that effect on you. Please don't let my momentary insensitivity turn you off this wonderful community.

    My deepest apologies
    David
     
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    Im sure my posts are awful to read! I have loved your posts and everyone else's for that matter ♡ I LOVE that people have opened themselves up, and out really knowing anyone on this forum. Feel closer to everyone♡ thank YOU all for reading my crappy non-thought out posts. And making ME feel loved with positive feel back and claps ♡
    Much LOVE
    Anna
    (Ps) I use my phone to make all posts and apologize now for everything. I type impulsively and dont check for grammar or spelling
     
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    I forgive you, Dave the Scientist. I had speech therapy growing up, which I truly do hate. Good part, I can speak well but sometimes I say a word and the t sounds after. Like ummm, wonderful + t . My husband remind me all the time and even still now. He wants people to understand me.
    Most of deaf people do not talk, very mute, sometimes you could hear sounds that doesn't sound good, signing real fast. I do know sign languages real well but I'm not comfortable in their society(deaf culture). I can't even talk on phone well because my nasal sounds interfere while talking. I use Z5 phone relay, I love it as it does help me to communicate lot faster with interperter. I wake up with my alarm's vibrator. I hate it, ha ha ha! If someone is calling, the light flashing letting me know. Same thing with door bell. I also have hearing assistance dog, He's German sheperd. He lets me know if someone is behind me, protects me from anything. My husband and I trained him. Kliment is best hearing assistance dog ever.
    I do type through my iPad. I am rereading my English grammar more often. If I don't have lousy english grammar which means I was in hurry, or kids distracted, or I end up click reply by accident.
    Therefore, you guys can get an idea what it's like being deaf. I don't complain about being deaf, of course I do wish I can hear like tree leaves wind breezing, animals making sounds. I don't hear people talking behind my back or negativity. I do wear hearing aid, it helps me to hear also. I cannot live without it. I relay on sounds a lot. Yes, I can read lips, too. Closed caption on tv, too. What else, hmmm, scratching my head... I think that's about it.
    I love everyone, I don't judge. :D waving with big smile.
     
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    I think you are awesome. I love everyone in this forum. I love to learn anything about ORCHIDS. Yep I am obsessed. Also I love to hear new posts, old post, anything.
     
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    Fortunately, I think this interaction has had a positive outcome. You know, orchids are great but they are just plants. People and kindness are the real substance of our lives (at least for most).

    DeafOrchidLover, I would really like to know a real name so we don't have to call you "DeafOrchidLover" all the time. Anyway, thanks for speaking up and making your thoughts known.
    Dave, thanks for the great apology. I think everyone understands that it wasn't an intentional slam.

    :):):)
     
  14. DeafOrchidLover

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    Ha ha ha,Kelly! You made me laugh. Yes you may know my name, it's Karen Yes, I will say my name every time I post.
     
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