Category Archives: Annapolis Fire Department

Philly LiveStrong Challenge 2010- Bike ride

An optimistic several months ago, I signed up for the 20 miler.  Well… training came more in the form of 20-30 minutes on the stationary bike and while the endurance or calorie burning program is more challenging than doing nothing… … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge- 2010 vs 2009 vs 2008

I just wanted to say, this year as I’m doing the Philly LiveStrong Challenge it’s quite a bag of mixed emotions… remembering when hubby did the 100 miler in 2008 and I brought our tiny son to meet him at … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge

Tomorrow, I’ll be doing the 5K in memory of John. http://philly2010.livestrong.org/maryksmith So far, Team Smitty has raised a total of  $$2,045.00 I want to send a shout out to Team Smitty David Dushkin Mary Smith Scott Baer Carolyn Brown Elizabeth … Continue reading

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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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