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Old 05-15-2007, 07:49 PM   #241
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Iam so happy for you "Redkitty", have a super vacation and enjoy yor family and friends. - Take alot of pics. for memories !
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:10 PM   #242
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With everything bad going, at least there are 2 things that are good. My baby turns 20 today. Whew, I feel old now.
When I turned 40, I mentioned to my dad how old I felt. He said, "How do you think it makes me feel?" Now I know how he felt. My oldest daughter would have been 40 last year, and Kim's son turned 40 last fall. Where did the time go?
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #243
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When I turned 40, I mentioned to my dad how old I felt. He said, "How do you think it makes me feel?" Now I know how he felt. My oldest daughter would have been 40 last year, and Kim's son turned 40 last fall. Where did the time go?
I hear you, Connie. Our children are nudging up to the "40" mark and I wonder where the time went. Surprisingly, I still feel quite young emotionally. Now, when it comes to the bod, that's a different story. Gettin' old ain't for sissies.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:33 AM   #244
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This gives me an uplift!

What then? Shall we sit idly down and say
The night hath come; it is no longer day?
The night hath not yet come; we are not quite
Cut off from labor by the failing light;
Something remains for us to do or dare;
Even the oldest tree some fruit may bear;
Not Oedipus Coloneus, or Greek Ode,
Or tales of pilgrims that one morning rode
Out of the gateway of the Tabard inn,
But other something, would we but begin;
For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.




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Old 05-16-2007, 08:12 AM   #245
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Csalt, thanks for the reminder!
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:33 PM   #246
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How beautiful, Csalt! I'm saving that to read when I get to feeling useless.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:46 PM   #247
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How beautiful, Csalt! I'm saving that to read when I get to feeling useless.
That tells you why I have it saved in my 'Poetry' file and read it often

It was in a Christmas Card I received from an elderly lady whom I used to act as Caregiver for. She had such an indomitable spirit and was extremely funny too. ( I'll never forget you Ruth)
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:01 AM   #248
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I'm celebrating that my students' awards assembly is over. I was a bundle of nerves trying to get all organized with the other 2nd grade teachers and it all worked out very nicely. We were all so proud of our little 2nd graders. Today, I gave them their going away gift and letter. I'm going to see them for 5 more days but it's getting so hard to say goodbye to them.

Today, we also celebrated my BIL's 34th birthday. I baked him a cake and cooked a nice Italian dinner for him. My husband and kids were very happy to have him over. He's like another Dad to the kids; kind hearted, patient, playful and a great counselor. (He's also available ladies...lol). I may just nominate him to be the next "Bachelor". We are blessed to have him in our lives as he's helped us with our teenage son who goes through ups and downs every now and then.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:58 PM   #249
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Well, congratulations on a good assembly, Dina. Just think, you helped all those kiddos in another step in their lives. Good for you!!
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:31 PM   #250
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Buck and I are enjoying one of our warm weather pleasures...porch settin'. It's a beautiful night. The temp is perfect and the sounds of the night creatures are our "music."

I just glanced out at the front yard and driveway and was treated to a light show, compliments of our first season's lightning bugs.

I almost want to go inside and find an old mayonnaise jar, poke some nails through the lid and catch some of the glowing creatures.
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