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The Birthday Party

By on May 1, 2021 in Journal | 0 comments

The Birthday Party Thursday night Kristi threw me a cowboy themed 65th birthday party. First thing I need to do is thank Kristi, Brittney, Cassidy, and Robin for all the hard work they put into making it such an incredibly special event. They went all out with the decorations, the PowerPoint, the cowboy cupcakes, and the potato bar. Brittney had an awesome cowboy...

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Happy Birthday to Me!

By on April 24, 2021 in Journal | 0 comments

Happy Birthday to Me! Well, I finally made it to Medicare! I recall this being the pinnacle of reaching old age. Of course, now I have a completely different perspective. I may have turned 65 but thanks to our society today, I self-identify as 25. (Mentally I will always self-identify as 5) As I look back at my 65 years on this planet, I recognize just how fast the...

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Military Honors

By on April 17, 2021 in Journal | 0 comments

Military Honors I would like to start this week’s story with a short quiz. Would you be willing to get an ID if it meant you would receive $100? How about $500? Would you get an ID if it meant you would receive $1,000? My answer would have been yes even if it were $10. Now, let’s ponder the right to vote. Think about all the previous individuals and groups in this...

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Happy Birthday Cassidy

By on April 10, 2021 in Journal | 0 comments

Happy Birthday Cassidy I can hardly believe that Cassidy turned twenty years old on Monday. Where did the time go? It didn’t seem that long ago she was riding in her car seat in the back of our SUV. There are so many fond memories, but for this week’s story I want to share one of my favorites. This is the first story I posted that started this whole thing off. I...

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April Fool’s Day 2021

By on April 3, 2021 in Journal | 0 comments

April Fool’s Day 2021 How did April Fool’s Day get started? Some have proposed that the modern custom originated in France when Charles IX decreed the new year would no longer begin on Easter as had been common throughout Christendom, but rather on January 1. Because Easter was a lunar and therefore moveable date, those who clung to the old ways were the “April...

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