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  1. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    06/10/2017
    Talk to elderly parents about safeguarding finances
    Talk to elderly parents about safeguarding financesI was reading an article yesterday in the latest edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine regarding the need for conversations with elderly parents to safeguard their finances. The topic struck home for me. In 2012, my Dad...
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    Aleta Curry
    07/10/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    It's not just the elderly. Some of us live in communities where trust is the name of the game; we take a person's word and we do handshake deals.
    I think that scammers are really good at what they do and at presenting themselves in a credible manner.

    An important post, Richard, thanks.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/10/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Sense who to trust. Sense when the elderly need support.
    Richard Buse
    06/10/2017 #2 Richard Buse
    #1 Thank you, Lisa. As I mentioned, the aftermath for my Dad and I was nowhere near as bad as what some families face. All the same, it was wrenching.The conversations with parents about such safeguarding their funds may be uncomfortable, but such discussion needs to happen.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/10/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice picture of your dad @Richard Buse and I'm so sorry that happened to him. Very important topic. There are many people who do prey on the elderly and I'm sure many have lost tons of money who have no one to watch over them and guide them. I agree, it's important to help our parents keep an eye on their finances once they become more vulnerable. I'm glad things worked out in the end!
  2. Moi Kliniger

    Moi Kliniger

    10/09/2017
    Stunningly beautiful art,

    Woman With Turban
    by Rembrandt
    Moi Kliniger
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    Moi Kliniger
    12/09/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Kind thanks @Aleta Curry for your relevant ☺

    Happy Tuesday!
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Grateful for your relevant @Hervé Sabattier, happy Sunday!
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Much obliged for your relevants @Aleta Curry, @Devesh Bhatt, @Louise Smith !
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Yes, great painter! Thank you for sharing :)
    Aleta Curry
    10/09/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    That Rembrandt fellow sure could paint!
  3. Moi Kliniger

    Moi Kliniger

    02/09/2017
    Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.

    ~ Wassily Kandinsky
    Moi Kliniger
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    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #15 Ahhh, you're so sweet, another share. Immense thank yous!!! 🎵
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #17 Anonymous
    #15 Much obliged for your share Maite :))
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #15 Oh, so do I Maite, thank you, happy Sunday!
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #14 Anonymous
    Thank you @xx xx for your relevant!
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #13 Anonymous
    Many thanks @Milos Djukic for sharing this post. Truly grateful :)
    Moi Kliniger
    02/09/2017 #12 Anonymous
    Thank you so much Luis for sharing my post :)
    Moi Kliniger
    02/09/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #10 😘
    Maria Merino
    02/09/2017 #10 Maria Merino
    😍😍😍
    Moi Kliniger
    02/09/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #7 Thank you Luis, I love beautiful art works :)
    Moi Kliniger
    02/09/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #6 Thank you sweet Aleta for sharing my post! 🌹
    Luis Piriz
    02/09/2017 #7 Luis Piriz
    Wow !!!!! That piano is a piece of art !!! Love it !!!
    Aleta Curry
    02/09/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    Now that is one pretty pianoforte! Another great find, @Moi Kliniger
    Moi Kliniger
    02/09/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Thank you so much for share @Kevin Baker, happy weekend!
    Moi Kliniger
    02/09/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #2 Thank you Zacharias! Great weekend times for you 🌴
    Moi Kliniger
    02/09/2017 #3 Anonymous
    #1 Thank you Ignacio, happy you love the poem 🌱
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    02/09/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Inspiringly beautiful. What a great way to start the weekend!
    Ignacio Orna
    02/09/2017 #1 Ignacio Orna
    Very Beautiful. I love it.
  4. Moi Kliniger

    Moi Kliniger

    23/08/2017
    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

    ~ Michelangelo
    Moi Kliniger
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    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Immensely gratified Milos by your sharing this post!
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Kind thanks Milos for your relevant!
    Moi Kliniger
    23/08/2017 #3 Anonymous
    #2 🌞
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    23/08/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    That's how I feel about the signal in the data noise...
    Moi Kliniger
    23/08/2017 #1 Anonymous
    I appreciate your sharing this post @Aleta Curry !
  5. ProducerNess Campagnaro

    Ness Campagnaro

    20/08/2017
    From The 'Tomb' To 'Trend' - The Art of Granulation in Jewelry Is Making A Comeback
    From The 'Tomb' To 'Trend' - The Art of Granulation in Jewelry Is Making A ComebackThe first time I saw a piece of granulation my eyes bulged with fascination. I had seen some behind glass in a museum in Cairo and in Athens too, but never had been able to touch it to feel the art of it. It looked like braille.'Granulation' is a...
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    Paul Walters
    23/08/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    @Ness Campagnaro You teach me stuff every day...thank you
    Ness Campagnaro
    21/08/2017 #2 Ness Campagnaro
    #1 Thank you Aleta. It's such a pleasure taking old techniques and styles and working them into our own collections in a modern way. The history of these techniques is amazing and each time i make something i feel the history surrounding me.
    Aleta Curry
    20/08/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    Very informative, @Ness, thanks!
  6. ProducerBernard Poulin

    Bernard Poulin

    26/12/2016
    What’s The Dif?. . .  Art, Artwork. . . Whatever!
    What’s The Dif?. . . Art, Artwork. . . Whatever!Language evolves. As time passes, it naturally, gradually becomes, flows, melds into other dimensions. Words never being static "things", it has always been thus. But in our era, everything constantly reshapes itself at a non-human speed of light....
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/01/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Bernard Poulin for sharing on beBee !
    Bernard Poulin
    26/12/2016 #3 Bernard Poulin
    #2 I've been fighting the "good fight" for eons and it hasn't been easy being a "believer". :) Thanks for the feedback.
    Aleta Curry
    26/12/2016 #2 Aleta Curry
    There *is* a difference between 'art' and 'artwork', and for the sake of clarity Iike to see the distinction made.
    Aleta Curry
    26/12/2016 #1 Aleta Curry
    Well, I still like maintaining the distinction and I'm not going down without a fight!
  7. Aleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    09/12/2016
    This is just bizarre. I've long asked why people steal art - after all, one can't just hang the original Mona Lisa on the sitting room wall, but apparently there's a large market for original stolen art. I still don't know why, but one art dealer told me I'd be surprised by the number of 'names' who buy it.

    Anyway, this is a you-can't-make-this-stuff-up story about a stolen Klimt.
    Aleta Curry
    The mystery of the stolen Klimt - BBC News
    www.bbc.com Nearly 20 years ago a valuable portrait by Gustav Klimt was stolen from a gallery in northern Italy, in bizarre circumstances. Finally, it may be about to be...
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  8. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    05/06/2016
    Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of Antiquing
    Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of AntiquingPeople are often confused by the terminology used by antiques dealers, and little wonder, since some of the terms have different interpretations (sometimes based on what the dealer has in stock rather than the accepted definitions of the industry!)...
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    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #8 Aleta Curry
    #7 Same with furniture; patina's important, which is why when someone tries to sell a stripped-back piece of furniture to a dealer and the dealer says it isn't worth very much, the seller is dreadfully upset and doesn't understand. Which leads to an argument about whether or not wood can have a patina, or whether the word is only correctly applied to metal.
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #6 Much appreciated. As you may know uniform patina on a dial of a watch can often increase it's value substantially. I don't suspect that to be the case with antiques, but would love to know.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    #5 Okay - great question! I'll put it on my 'to do' list, @Dean Owen!
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 I would love to learn more about patina as it relates to antiques - I am quite familiar as to how it relates to vintage watches.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #4 Aleta Curry
    #1 Thank you for responding, @Julie Hickman. I'm brand new to beBee and it's wonderful to meet a fellow antiques lover off the bat! You betcha I'll let you know when the handbook is finished!
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #3 Aleta Curry
    #2 Thank you @Dean Owen for taking the time out to reply!
    Dean Owen
    05/06/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Me too!
  9. Aleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    05/06/2016
    Well, I don't know where to start, so plunging in with a link to my latest online post.
    Aleta Curry
    Should you say 'numismatist' or 'coin collector'?
    www.linkedin.com Written by Aleta Curry   Over the next few months I’m going to share some posts based on word usage questions I get asked ‘in real life’ or on other sites. You all know the adage that begins...
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