Category Archives: Annapolis Fire Department

Due date

July 14th, 2008 was my due date.  Kiddo was showing no signs of budging, so John and I did exactly everything we shouldn’t have done… we went to Annapolis… probably a good hour maybe more away from the hospital.  I … Continue reading

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Photo a Day 12-5-10

I’m still not in the Christmas spirit… I’ve tried listening to Christmas music… nothing… not even that silly goofy, “I want an Hippopotamus for Christmas.”  I’ve looked at lights… pretty… but nothing…  I went to Longwood Gardens- again BEAUTIFUL, but … Continue reading

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Kiddo & I had our own ceremony on 9-11

We went to Martin’s and got a buy one get one special on roses.  We went to the cemetery and  I unwrapped the package of 3 red roses and gave them to Nathaniel.  He insisted on moving the Father’s Day … Continue reading

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Today, some stranger will accept a flag in John’s name

Today, on September 11th, a day that means so much to all Americans, but is a particularly relevant day to fire fighters, in Colorado for the IAFF holds it’s Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service.  For reasons discussed yesterday, I’m not … Continue reading

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Now I’m one of those people…

Earlier this year, I went to some memorial services where John along with other deceased members were honored…. Harford Cecil Volunteer Fireman’s Association and Community Fire Company of Rising Sun’s banquet.  It broke my heart to see that some people … Continue reading

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Photos from cycling at Philly LiveStrong Challenge

The day started VERY early.  My Dad went with me and we had a smooth drive to the Challenge.  Shortly after we arrived, we found Scott and soon more Team Smitty members filtered in and got their bikes and gear … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge- Why we do it…

In Memory of, In Honor of, & for the Survivors… Hopefully, one day, this $)#( ing cancer will be as minor as the common cold and we’ll have effective treatments, early detection, high survival rates, and ways to eliminate some … Continue reading

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