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Old 12-27-2008, 11:10 AM   #2911
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John was thrilled to have us girls visiting him. We had dinner at Fisher's--the food is not the greatest--but the company was fabulous. We exchanged presents and spent all evening with him. Two of his sons are suppose to come in on Sunday. John has four children--three sons and a daughter; one of his sons is retarded. As no one could come for Christmas, it was important to me and Debbie that we help him celebrate. He was delighted to spend time with us. The waitress took a nice picture. John forgot to call Mary Kay, so it was just the three of us. Although John is 89 years old, he has always endeared himself to much younger women. Up until a year ago when illness forced him into a nursing home, he seemed much younger than his years. He has a lot of female friends and we all get along. Debbie teasingly refers to us as his harem. We all worry about him and try to visit regularly. I think John and my father would have been great friends. He finally met my mom on her birthday and told me that she is a cute lady and it made my mom smile.

I do not know how much longer he has on this earth but Debs and I hope to make the time he has as happy as we can. He misses being able to go out to dinner and hear live music.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:20 PM   #2912
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My best friend invited us over for dinner last night. We weren't sure if we would be able to because we didn't feel well, but we did go. I am so glad we did. What Christi didn't tell us was that the boys (Ryan, 8 and Devin, 6) were waiting all day to show us (especially James) everything they had gotten for Christmas! Christi said that when they woke up yesterday morning, the first thing Ryan said was that he wished it weren't so long until dinner because he wanted to show James everything. Awwwwww! They were so excited when we got there! Poor Devin was so tired that he couldn't last much longer after we ate. He showed James Guitar Hero and then went to bed.

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Old 12-27-2008, 03:36 PM   #2913
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Wonderful memories Susan and Barbara! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:13 PM   #2914
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He makes us all smile all the time! Thanks Tom!
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #2915
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Oh my gosh, Barbara, I love seeing grown men playing Guitar Hero! Next, you have to get James a DDR pad - now that's fun to watch!
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #2916
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gee, thanks ladies. i am honored.
but to be humble (start recording now, or forever lose this) if there was no one to laugh at my jokes, i wouldn't be funny. sorta like the pope, the woods, and a digestive system.
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Don't push it Bucky! LOL!!!!
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Peppermint ice cream covered with hot fudge sauce...and a hubby who asked "how can you eat that?" and then needed bites and the a BIG bowl of his own. lol!
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:20 PM   #2919
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Sitting in the family room watching The Sound of Music, which, surprisingly, I've never seen. As I try to watch, Sally is running through the room batting and hurling toys everywhere. If she keeps up at her present pace, I'm going to need a hardhat and knee protection.

Buck didn't call her Silly Sally Calli Gal for nothing!!!!
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