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That thing you give others so freely

People. This one is going to be short and sweet tonight.   You can only do the best you can do with what you have at the time.   Don't look back and question yourselves.  Don't give yourself a hard time because, looking back, you can clearly see what you should have done. I am… Continue reading That thing you give others so freely

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Always Heading East

Tonight after the pizza supper that Cooter requested special for his 9th birthday (I can't even with this whole 9 year old thing y'all, so that is why we are NOT talking about it right now), we were headed home.  The sun was setting, and as we do from everywhere we are at any and… Continue reading Always Heading East

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Broken For You: The Tale of the Pie Caken

While my brother and his family were here staying with us last week, several things were less than perfect. Our Princess succumbed to the upper respiratory crud for two days. Thirty minutes into our outdoor viewing of "The Apple Dumpling Gang," it started drizzling, and we shut it down. (But it was really, really cool… Continue reading Broken For You: The Tale of the Pie Caken

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Best Advice for Graduates…..and everyone else

I've listened to a lot of graduation addresses.  I've even given one once many moons ago.  Last year I contemplated how different that would have been if I were to write it now. But now, now I have heard very possibly the best advice ever given in one of these speeches.  For graduates.  For all… Continue reading Best Advice for Graduates…..and everyone else

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Thrown in the Deep End

This morning didn't start off so differently than any other day. I got up, got the littles' breakfast, and sat down for a few minutes to catch up on my day to dailies and the like. And I came across this. "A Declaration of Life - legal document to convey your wishes, that should you be… Continue reading Thrown in the Deep End

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That 20/20 Hindsight

Tonight I've been thinking about me way back when.  Maybe it's being back home, going through things that are markers of our childhood and growing up years, I don't know.  Whatever it is, it's got my thoughts going back and wishing I could tell Then Me a few things that Now Me has learned as time… Continue reading That 20/20 Hindsight