Category Archives: Annapolis Fire Department

As it draws closer

With every passing day, it draws closer to a year without John.   In jumbled order…  somewhere around this time we were watching the Tour de France together.  There was the terrible pop of bone… the awful MRI experience (for … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2009

Last year was John’s one and only Father’s Day. I remember the kindness and generosity of one of the AFD firefighter’s whom after working his shift drove all the way to take care of our grass and then had a … Continue reading

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“Nathaniel & Daddy” A story for Nathaniel written by me…

I made a Shutterfly photo book for Nathaniel.  I figured since he doesn’t  have a father that he can celebrate Father’s Day with, I’ll try my best to bring his father to him.    Below is the link… I hope you … Continue reading

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“Smitty always made us look good.”

AFD’s Retirement was awesome, except for the fact that John was missing.  Nathaniel was a superstar and my friend, Mary Katharine, was awesome… there for support, Nathaniel control, and just to be the wonderful friend that she is! It was … Continue reading

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Astrology

John and I had a few conversations about astrology.  We found it interesting how a good number of the traits were right on… others not so much. John was a scorpio.  The quoted data is from:  http://zodiac-signs-astrology.com/ Strengths of a … Continue reading

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John’s Wall

Sometimes in life, a thought or idea pops into my head.  I mull over it.  Think about how I want to proceed.  Consider the Who, What, Where When sort of things?  Mull over it some more.  Research.  Talk to people … Continue reading

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“Death is nothing at all” also know as ‘What is Death?’ by Canon Henry Scott-Holland

“Death is nothing at all” also know as ‘What is Death?’ by Canon Henry Scott-Holland (1847-1918) Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were … Continue reading

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In his own words- “About me” from his website- UnOfficial CFCRS Web Page

Yes! That little silhouette is me! I am getting ready to enter a training fire. If there is one thing I love to do (other than fight fire, of course) it is to take training. I love to learn. And … Continue reading

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Six months today…

Six months ago, today I held my husband’s hand as he took his last breath. In some ways it seems like such a short time period… in other ways it seems like an eternity. The day is not off to … Continue reading

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Team Smitty for the Philly LiveStrong Challenge is up and running!

“We will forever remember, respect, and honor JP and never give up the battle that he fought so hard against.” — David Duskin (from the Team Smitty Facebook Page) I was just thinking that I needed to get Team Smitty … Continue reading

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