Category Archives: Firefighting

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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Memories of John- from Jeff Urbanik

Jeff knew John through CFCRS.  Here is what he wrote about John on his Facebook page (July 22, 2009).  I certainly enjoyed reading it and with Jeff’s permission am sharing it here. I joined the Community Fire Co. of Rising … Continue reading

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“No Balls”

Today, a friend and her daughter came over and we hung out and worked on some organizing around the house.  I decided to tackle the trash bags sitting in the computer room that had been brought from AFD– John’s personal … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor

In my half asleep state this AM, I wondered… why am I getting something from the U.S. Department of Labor?  And I ripped into the envelope as I rolled down the lane. John would have rolled his eyes.  John was … Continue reading

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From U.S. Senator Ben Cardin’s office

Dear Ms. Smith: I am writing to send you my condolences on the death of your husband. John Smith was a firefighter whose dedication to his community and our safety is deeply appreciated.  Our neighborhoods, cities, and our country rely … Continue reading

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Screaming sirens

When I visited the cemetery today, I heard sirens screaming as Rising Sun was headed to a call somewhere and going through the light in town.  I smiled to think that John was buried in a cemetery where you could … Continue reading

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Actual cost $1.00- Value- Priceless

I think the title and the photos say it all.  No need for further comment. (Take it while you can get it… Mary is seldom short winded or brief and too the point… lol)

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“I’ll Wait for You”

I was driving today and flipped to WXCY, the local country station.  I grew up listening to country music, but I’ve moved away from it the last several years. Song- “I’ll Wait For you” Artist- Joe Nichols This song came … Continue reading

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9-11-01 We will never forget

On this day, I think it is important to pay our respects to the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.  And for that matter, to everybody who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks, … Continue reading

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