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From 2009: #40: A Real Fairy Tale

Sunday, November 30, 2014      8 comments

August 08, 2009 Once upon a time there was a little boy named Jack and his sister, a little girl named Jill. They were good little children. They were polite and respectful. They helped with chores around he house. They did their school hom... Read more

From 2010: #415: From Unhappy to Happy Land

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      7 comments

Monday, November 01, 2010 This is a story about people who lived in Unhappy Land and were very unhappy. emoticonRead more

#528: 1,600 Straight Days -- Only 22 Pounds -- Say What?

Thursday, September 11, 2014      15 comments

Today is a milestone -- my 1,600th consecutive day logging in to SparkPeople. But during that time I'm currently only showing a 22 pound loss? What gives? Actually, I was down from 290.4 pounds, my highest weight, to 235 at one point but t... Read more

#527: I Was Truly Blessed Today

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      27 comments

When discussing developing a positive outlook, many public speakers are fond of using the rhyming phrase, "An attitude of gratitude." To me, giving thanks for blessings throughout the day is a natural habit. Sometimes the blessings are small, so... Read more

#526: I Don't Like...But I Do Like...

Sunday, January 13, 2013      27 comments

We all have things we don't like and things we do. Here are some of my thoughts about what I don't like and the positive side of what I do like. Maybe you can relate. ******* I don't like the way I look Read more

#525: Goodbye Brownie

Saturday, June 30, 2012      34 comments

When I last blogged in February it was to say goodbye to Little Thang, one of my kitties. Today it is to say goodbye to Brownie, my last kitty emoticonRead more

#524: Saying "Thank You" Not Enough

Sunday, February 26, 2012      29 comments

Three weeks ago I wrote about losing another pet, Little Thang, a kitty I took in as a stray eight years ago. When I said goodbye to her I also said goodbye to another piece of my heart as we all do when we lose someone or something close to us.... Read more

#523: Goodbye Little Thang

Sunday, February 05, 2012      35 comments

Anyone who is or who has been a pet lover knows how hard this is to write. Last night at 11:00 one of my beloved kitty babies passed away. She came to my house at the ... Read more

#522: A Dream Died Last Night

Friday, January 13, 2012      34 comments

Bowling emoticon has been a large part of my life for more than 40 years. It has brought me accolades, trophies, to... Read more

#521: Life is Like an Empty Glass

Saturday, December 31, 2011      24 comments

With respect to Tom Hanks and his Forrest Gump quote: "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates emoticonRead more

#520: Is Your Mountain Too High?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      22 comments

Profound insights often come our way in the strangest of circumstances. Like last night at a bowling center. emoticonRead more

#519: Precious Gifts Need Not Be Expensive

Saturday, December 24, 2011      14 comments

We often equate how much a present costs with its quality. But the most precious gifts need not be expensive as Lori (MOMMA_LITTLE) showed in her December 4th blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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#518: Pondering Lessons Learned From Losing Relatives

Friday, November 11, 2011      26 comments

Last November 11 I wrote of losing my dad, a career Naval officer who died on Veteran's Day: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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#517: Disloyal to Memories of My Parents?

Sunday, November 06, 2011      23 comments

Of the things of Dad's I found as I went through things after Mom passed, are three silver-plated trays engraved with his name, given him by shipmates and people he supervised while in the Navy. They have been sitting in a plastic bin with his N... Read more

#516: What Happened to Halloween?

Monday, October 31, 2011      18 comments

I miss being a kid during Halloween -- the fun, the candy, and the innocence. emoticon The ones I recall with ... Read more


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