"I hope your MIL beat it, and/or is comfortable.
A possible reply:
"Thanks for the thoughts, but if you want to help my MIL and others like her, please take up a collection for the American Cancer Society." - and hand them a donation…"
"I am in the advertising business. It's simply more cost effective for a retailer to market with the term "Happy Holidays" than with "Merry Christmas." "Happy Holidays" covers more days, more holidays, doesn't…"
"I am "out" as an atheist on my FaceBook page. Any long-lost friends that happen to read my info page and find out - oh well. If they choose not to interact with me, I can still by happy without them. However, what I've found is that…"
"If an image is going to be used for commercial purposes, any recognizable people need to sign a model release. The release can have restrictions - such as the model does not grant permission for the image to be used for any product related to sexual…"
"I brought some files to Walmart to have printed. They looked professional, so they wouldn't print them unless I had permission. Well, I am a professional photographer, so I had to sign a release stating I was the photographer, and I granted…"
"Somebody posted a photo I took of them onto Deviantart. I did not approve of their use of my image so I asked them to remove it and they did remove it.
You can protect your images even if they don't have a copyright symbol. All you have to…"
Thanks. I take a lot of pictures every year of my garden as well as other shots of nature when I'm out and about...I've got many from the past several years. I've always loved photography but, just like my painting and my poetry, photography has just been a hobby thing. You've made a living out of photography -- I'm envious.