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Wednesday HOdgepodge

1. What can the average citizen do to honor a military veteran and/or those currently serving?

Attend a parade to show your respect.  The 'younger generation' are so distant from wars-WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War.  They do not know anyone who fought in these wars.  I think it is easier for 'the younger' generation to forget.  Attending a parade is a visual reminder of the sacrifice of those who died for our freedom.
2. Besides a flag what is something you own that is red, white and blue?
Clothing-shirt and a flag pin,

3. Does love really conquer all?
In my    No matter how much you love someone, bad 'stuff' can still happen to that person; love may help.

4. Strawberry shortcake or blueberry pie? Strawberry shortcake-go easy on the whip cream!

5. Do you share personal stuff with your hairdresser? No-unless I want everyone to know.  If you want to know anything just ask a hairdresser.  As the saying goes-only your hairdresser knows for sure.

1. What's something you miss about the 1980's? If you're too young to miss the 80's how about the 90's? The music--I miss the songs of AC/DC, U2, Guns N'Roses, Van Halen...list can go on and on...

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2. Do you have a library card? If so, how often do you visit? Yes-I love my Reader but I miss going to the library.  Usually I visit the library twice a month.  In the summer, I go weekly-taking my grandson to the children's program!  I don't want the library to become obsolete!  More people are reading now-using the new technology out there but the library is still a place to go and check out a good book.
. 3. What's the secret to success? One of my favorite poems: "To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intel…

Another chapter,,,,,

Daughter #2 graduated Saturday....
Yeah!! says my checkbook....
But where does the time go.....
Only yesterday..we were celebrating her first steps, then off to Kindergarden, Middle School, High School, loading her 'stuff' into college dorms-yep flights of stairs, then moving off campus and now....

A happy graduate!!

Make sure the hat is decorated, right?

Friday evening was the departmental awards.  So proud of daughter for receiving an award!!
On Sunday, we gave her a graduation party.

and had her basketball jersey framed for her-

Another chapter in her book has ended.
More chapters are waiting to be written.



This was us last night as we began our first and most definitely not our last--Relay For Life!

Like I have mentioned, this was our first time participating in Relay for Life.  Our team H2O-Hope to Offer raised $2,000!!  At the beginning of the relay, I must admit I became a little emotional as the Survivors walked around the track.  Each person's name was announced along with the years of surviving cancer.

Hub was stepping 'high' as spectators cheered.

After the Survivor's Walk, the Party Began! 
There was Zumba...

Live animals..

He scared hub ,,,,,LOL!
Teams were very creative with their tents.    This is one of my favorites...

There was so much food...ranging from pizza to steaks! At 10:00pm the lights were turned off and each luminary lit.  The luminaries covered both sides of the high school track.  What an amazing sight.
                      My Aunt who is a survivor -lung cancer-diagnosed in 2010.
           My Hub who is a survivor-colon ca…

Wednesday hodgepodge

1. What is a pet peeve you have when vacationing?
Hearing the lawn mower early in the morning.
2. Would you describe yourself as a light packer or do you need everything in your closet plus the kitchen sink? Depends- Going to basketball games, I was definitely a light packer.  I was able to pack all in a duffel bag.  Now going somewhere else-I need everything including the kitchen sink.  I just have difficulty deciding on outfits-which means extra shoes, and other  accessories-right?
3. What's the best lesson a child ever taught you? The act of forgiveness.
4. Share one piece of advice you'd give a recent graduate as they attempt to enter the job market? Advice would be-which I will be saying to #2 daughter in a couple of weeks if she doesn't get in grad school, would be to be aggressive and be able to justify why YOU are the best person for the job.  Plus-SMILE-don't look so grumpy.
5. What's your .favorite lemon something? Lemon pound cake.  Something I rea…

Little Trooper

Little Man had his surgery this morning,  He was very bright eyed at 5:30 this morning.  He enjoyed coloring and listening to his music.

He had no idea what was in store for him,  He liked the cap and having all the attention,

Surgery went well.  Praise The Lord!
He was a real trooper through it all.

Weekend tidbits

Why do I let my daughters talk me into things? 
#2 daughter will be graduating in a couple of weeks from University and #1 daughter has a year left of Pharmacy School. so both decided to have a yard sale.  #2 daughter will be bringing her furniture home and even though #1 daughter has a year left in school-she will be on rotations-which thankfully most are close to home-so now #1 daughter has decided to bring home furniture and other items.  Hub and I have 3 extra bedroom furniture, 2 extra kitchen tables, 2 extra living room furniture and so....I said let's put the extra furniture in storage.  #2 daughter plans on going to physical therapy school and she will need bedroom furniture, etc.  But no-they had other plans-like having a yard sale.  Why did I agree?  that's what moms do! We started Friday night-hauling out tables and "stuff."  The game plan was to get as much sorted as we could, however the longer we worked into the night, the sillier we became.  So we pl…