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High School reunion

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tonight is my high school reunion.

I went to a pretty small high school, there were 67 kids in my graduating class. About 250 kids in the entire high school at that time.

My father, and my aunt also went to school there.

We have a reunion that includes all of us. It runs from the class of 1940 thru the class of 1968. I graduated in 1967.

I am looking forward to seeing the people that I haven't seen in awhile, and the people I have become reaquainted with over the last couple of years.

We lost a member of my graduating class about 3 weeks ago. Very sudden. We are all certainly going to miss seeing him there tonight.

This loss, more than any of the other classmates I have lost, hit me the hardest. Probably because he was part of the group that I have been spending time with in the last couple of years, and we had renewed our closeness.

His wife is also a classmate, and I am hoping that she decides to come. I understand if she doesn't, they were best friends as well as being married for 36 years. The pain might be too close for her. But, I am hoping that she does so that we can bring some extra love into her life at this time.

I think that Steve's death, has created a bigger reality for me. I want to see everyone there tonight while I still have them.

My mom and dad will be there, We always have our picture taken together. It used to be every 5 years, but this time we switched to every 4 years, and I am glad we did. Who knows how many of us will be left after the next 4 years. Mom and Dad are going to be 87 and 88 this next year. They are both in good health and very active. I am loving every day that they are with me.

It is a huge reminder for me to live every day, just for today.

I am not sad today so much as wanting to take advantage of this very day.

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COLOR-BLUE 11/22/2014 7:45PM

    You did have a small class, but I had an even smaller class and I've never been to a class reunion, as we don't know where everybody is at, because our parents were in the military. In grades 7 through 12 we only had 36 kids. We had 6 seniors and 2 juniors, and the juniors and seniors had no teachers! We took correspondence courses from the University of Nebraska. Why, I have no idea!

Oh, how I would've loved to be in a school where, we could actually get together and have a high school reunion. Treasure what you have, as it's very special, and each and every person that's there is a part of your life! I do pray that Steve's wife did come, so you could give her some extra love, as she needs it at this time.

Pictures with mom and dad! WOO HOO! Is there any chance of you posting them, so we can all enjoy them? Yes, we do need to live for the day. The past is just that and there's nothing you can do to change it. The next day, according to GOD, isn't promised to us, so that gives us permission to LIVE FOR THE DAY, JUST TODAY!!!!


- Nancy Jean -

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I appreciated reading what you've written. You have a good and grateful attitude!
Blessings on your journey.

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Difficult times

Monday, October 06, 2014

The last two weeks have been occupied by loss and injury.

Two of my close friends have died, one expected, one not.

My mom was knocked down by a golf cart on the golf course. Her left foot was run over and bruised, but not broken, her right wrist was broken.

I have been spending a lot of time with her and my dad, cooking and helping with things she cannot do without her dominant right hand.

Dad is helping as well, so we are good. We are all just thankful it was not her hip or leg, etc.

Two funerals and one visitation this past week have been plenty for me,

I am physically and emotionally drained.

Today I am having a do nothing much needed alone time day.

Life definitely throws you curves, you just have to bend, and not break.

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FOUNDER3 10/6/2014 8:48PM

    Thanks Kimberly


You are so right, my "well is dry". I am spending time refilling it

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    Grieving takes a lot of energy and destroys ability to focus. So sorry about your friends. Glad your mother is doing ok.

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Friend feed

Friday, September 19, 2014

I notice that some people whom I have conversed with over time, are very encouraging and make comments or likes on my friend feed.

I truly appreciate the effort to be encouraging and helpful to me. I have to admit, that I am not very good about going to the feed and responding to people.

I try to keep up with about 4 threads, do some blogging, and read articles and comment on the blogs of others etc.

I would love to be able to thank all of you individually, I hate to say it, but I just don't have the time.

I am glad to respond to you on the threads, or on Spark Mail, I don't mean to sound full of myself, but I do have to limit time on the computer. I used to be on the computer a lot more, when I was unable to get out and actually have a life and be active. I thank God that those times are over, and I am so grateful to be able to do so much more.

I am so glad to have all of you on my journey, but I feel kind of bad for not getting to you all.

God Bless and have a wonderful time on your journeys as well.


I just came in the house from riding my real bike(, not the exercise in the house bike), for 20 minutes. Second time since my injuries and surgeries that I have actually been able to ride a bit. SInce it has been a few years, I am so grateful, even if I am a bit wobbly!

PROGRESS, I wish you all the same


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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 9/20/2014 12:09AM

    Yeah on the bike ride

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UMBILICAL 9/19/2014 3:10PM

  Love biking

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65 tomorrow. a true senior!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I will be 65 years old tomorrow.

I am feeling really good! I have been getting so much more exercise, and eating in a very healthy way for about 3 weeks now.

I feel so much more optimistic. This getting old stuff is not so bad.

I was so fortunate that my health issues have all been structural. Arthritis and back and knee issues are inherited in my family.

I have had back problems since my twenties. My back is so very good since my surgery. Color me grateful.

My knee surgeries were both within the last 13 months. They are improving. It is taking a longer time because of my weight, I had to have a more invasive surgery, and because of the weight, they are healing more slowly. But, they are so much better. I can do so much more.

Grateful again!

So lucky to be living at a time when the medical community can do so much more.

Who said getting old wasn't a good thing. NOT ME!

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FOUNDER3 9/15/2014 4:24PM

    Thanks so much to all of you.

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    Your look Marvelous! emoticon

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KNEEMAKER 9/13/2014 10:54PM

  Yep never give up. Old age is better than the alternative. Just Keep on Keeping on! emoticon

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LUNORZAHRA 9/13/2014 8:24PM

    Happy Birthday!! emoticon

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GEORGE815 9/13/2014 8:22PM

    Glad you are on the mend, and have a great attitude for future challenges.

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

I had such a great day. Had breakfast with two of my favorite and close people, Laura dn Derek.

Went to the grocery, only needed coffee, so did about 20 minutes of fast, for me, walking. I find it is easier for me to walk with a cart, so trying to build up,

Did 35 minutes on the recumbent cross trainer at the Y, over 4000 steps. Came home, called my friend Diana, and we went back to the Y, and spent an hour in the pool.

I feel so good.

Also ate lots of healthy food today.

This was a wonderful day for me

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FOUNDER3 9/8/2014 7:31PM


You are absolutely correct. When I am able to exercise regularly, I feel so much better about everything, and am so much more motivated.

I have seen a psychologist over the years at different times. Have been seeing this one for several years. Her niece, in the same practice, does hypnosis, and gives me a very reasonable rate because my funds are limited.

I do believe that both of those things are helping as well.

Between this, and the pain pills so I don't hurt so much when I exercise, I am feeling so much better.

Thanks so much for noticing, my friend.

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    I have noticed a strong relationship between your exercising, feeling happier and increase blogging. Glad to see you happy

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FOUNDER3 9/7/2014 7:23PM

    Thanks. Loved this day

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