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Old 01-06-2014, 09:48 PM   #16461
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I'm sad and so very happy at the same time! Papa has gone and that's what I am very sad about. But he left me a present under my pillow to be found after his departure.

It's a silver puffed heart locket on a chain and inside the locket is the first baby tooth I lost that he saved. He had this made for me by a jeweller in Bucharest and it arrived last Saturday. I saw FedEx deliver something, but Papa said it was some kind of samples for him.

I can't believe I have such a treasure! I never knew Papa would think of something as this! I feel as if I'm almost special tonight!

Parents are wonderful!

With love,
~Cat
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:25 AM   #16462
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I am sorry you are missing your Papa tonight, Cat. It is always sad when loved ones visit and have to leave. But you can look at that precious gift and every time you do, he will be right there beside you!
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:34 AM   #16463
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Brrrr... It's cold here. I'm hiding out in the house. 60 degrees, raining and windy. Yuck.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:16 AM   #16464
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I am sorry you are missing your Papa tonight, Cat. It is always sad when loved ones visit and have to leave. But you can look at that precious gift and every time you do, he will be right there beside you!
Yes! He's right around my neck just as his arms were in a hug.

I think Papa is a person with deep thoughts which aren't always apparent. I do know this: If I ever adopt children, their Papa and I shall keep their little baby teeth and do the same for them one day.

Papa will be calling me tomorrow, and I can't wait!

How are you feeling, Laurie?

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:19 AM   #16465
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Brrrr... It's cold here. I'm hiding out in the house. 60 degrees, raining and windy. Yuck.
5F and -12F with the wind chill is very cold here. Please give me your address so that I may visit you within the next 30 minutes.

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:38 AM   #16466
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....I can't believe I have such a treasure! I never knew Papa would think of something as this! I feel as if I'm almost special tonight!

Parents are wonderful!

With love,
~Cat
Cat, you aren't "almost special", you ARE special! Don't sell yourself short. Your parents picked you as their own and have loved you from the first. That makes you very special to them.

Sweet dreams of your Papa tonight while sleeping. I'm sure he's thought about you all the way back during his flight.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:39 AM   #16467
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Cat, you aren't "almost special", you ARE special! Don't sell yourself short. Your parents picked you as their own and have loved you from the first. That makes you very special to them.

Sweet dreams of your Papa tonight while sleeping. I'm sure he's thought about you all the way back during his flight.
+1. You're special to your family and your friends, including us. That's a lovely gift. Enjoy it :-)
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:47 AM   #16468
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I'm getting ready to drive Stirling to see our doctor. Her walk in clinic is from 08h-09h. I don't want to be awake at this hour. We'll be leaving at 07h. The temperature is around 0F.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:38 AM   #16469
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Amazingly difficult: Welch's Grape Jelly and Heinz Chili Sauce, with frozen cocktail meatballs. I'm heating it on the stove so the sauce cooks in, then will warm and transport in the CP. I used 32 oz jelly and 3 bottles chili sauce, 60 oz frozen meatballs. Around here, these disappear quickly, I think the recipe is from the '50s, usually with just 2 bottles of chili sauce. I like the tang of 3.
I saw a tip the other day that said to serve these meatballs and other spearable snacks with pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks, I'm going to have to give that a try!

No more finding toothpicks in odd places for a week or two after a party!
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:21 AM   #16470
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I'm sad and so very happy at the same time! Papa has gone and that's what I am very sad about. But he left me a present under my pillow to be found after his departure.

It's a silver puffed heart locket on a chain and inside the locket is the first baby tooth I lost that he saved. He had this made for me by a jeweller in Bucharest and it arrived last Saturday. I saw FedEx deliver something, but Papa said it was some kind of samples for him.

I can't believe I have such a treasure! I never knew Papa would think of something as this! I feel as if I'm almost special tonight!

Parents are wonderful!

With love,
~Cat
What a lovely gift he left you Cat. Remember, you had a major breakthrough with your Papa this time with him. You became an adult and yet remained his little girl at the same time. He has left you with some very special memories. And you will see him again. In the meantime you are still taking care of Mama.

Almost special? When were you not special? In your parents heart and eyes, you have always been very special. Since the time your mother saw you in that nursery and asked Papa if they could take you home. You were meant to be special. And you are certainly special to all of us.
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