Category Archives: Pre-stage IV

Before John’s stage IV diagnosis.

Rambling rambles & an IAFF LODD bio

I recently had to write up a bio for John for the IAFF LODD ceremony in September.  It was due by the end of May… I pushed the send button on May 31st.  I’d spent weeks mulling it over in … Continue reading

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In his own words- Thank you letter to Men’s Warehouse

My mother had passed away and I needed a suit for her funeral services. Not being one who typically wears suits, I needed all the help I could get. I had just spent over an hour at a national merchandise … Continue reading

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My ‘ol gal

My ‘ol gal Queen of the Farm Squeally Squeal Squirelly Mama Susquehanna Squall but usually just known as Squall And what is a Squall- squall // ]]> /skwɔl/ Show Spelled[skwawl] –noun 1. a sudden, violent gust of wind, often accompanied … 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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“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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Sometimes it’s not about the money…

I hope to think, that in most cases in my life, it’s not about the money.  To me, money is something that is necessary to be able to do the things that I like and to live the lifestyle that … Continue reading

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My boy is all grown up… one of those “Awww…” moments

Before I had left for work, I had already captured my son- who was off doing his more important playing stuff- and told him the usual, “Mommy & Daddy love you forever and ever always,” before I left.  I was … 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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A year ago

One year ago… I went from looking like this… to this… Why… Pantene  Beautiful Lengths The hair goes directly to make wigs for women with cancer and the minimum requirement is 8 inches.  I know how hard it was for … Continue reading

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