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Summer Fun

Poppy is tired! I’m sitting in the airport waiting to fly back to Green Bay, Wisconsin after a wonderful seven days in New York with my family. Over the past week we picked cherries, played in the sandbox, visited Uncle Dan and Aunt Katie in Rochester, swam in the pool, read a pile of books, hunted hufalumps, captured a hufalump egg, went hiking, painted, chased dinosaurs at the zoo, picked blueberries, eaten ice-cream at Snow Top, explored the Corn Hill Art Festival, went to a David’s Refuge picnic, snuggled, giggled ...
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Happy 4th of July!

While he loved baseball  he loved being an American even more.  David couldn't wait for the seventh inning stretch to arrive.  The moment Kate Smith belted out the words, "God bless America" David was on his feet with his right hand firmly planted over his heart.  He sang with gusto as if he had joined Kate in the middle of the Yankee stadium, joining with all of America to petition God to "Stand beside her and guide her,Through the night with a light from above."  More than once I saw ...
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Make A Memory

It almost feels like it was yesterday.  In my mind's eye I can see my bride, Brenda, walking down the aisle, gorgeous, white dress, veil covering her face, her dad confidently walking by her side, moments away from entrusting her to me as her husband.  It is a memory I will never forget. Twelve years later Brenda and I are huddled together in the kitchen of a friend in Wroclaw, Poland, both of us weeping as the reality of having to return to the United States due to Brenda's failing ...
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Hijacked Again

"1988, that was the year I was born!"  Eight little words, a short sentence spoken with no malice and my heart and emotions were immediately hijacked.  Fighting back tears, I told the technician who came to fix a leak under my sink about my David who also was born in 1988.  I'm sure the young man was a little startled by my emotion. The conversation started by him asking about the blue Yankee stadium chairs he saw as he entered our lanai.  David was a true Yankee fan.  Before he ...
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OUR NEW NORM

We have a new normal.  Here is what it looks like.
  • Sleeping in five different beds over the past 15 days
  • Waking up each morning having to orient yourself to which direction the bathroom is
  • Running through the airport like OJ Simpson to catch your next flight, only to have them close the door as you arrive at the gate
  • Six 1 ounce bags of pretzels and six 3 ounces mini glasses of Pepsi to meet your every hunger need as you fly from one city to the next
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