Category Archives: Pre-stage IV

Before John’s stage IV diagnosis.

It snowed today

Friday was a very special day, but it requires more energy than I have at this point… so more on Friday later… Saturday it snowed.  I thought about how John liked the snow.  One of the memories I’ll treasure was … Continue reading

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Irony or not

AT 5:30 AM I was awakened by Nathaniel screaming.  Once I roused myself out of bed, I went and picked him up.  He was still crying and wouldn’t settle.  I tried everything I could think of to no avail. John … Continue reading

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I can just see John dancing around

About 7 this evening, Nathaniel pulled out my Ravens jersey and handed it to me.  I put it on and thanked him for reminding me that the game was on.  I then was disappointed to find out that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving- a holiday which we’re told was initially celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Indians to give thanks for bountiful harvests.  Today, Thanksgiving is typically a celebration with friends and family where we stuff ourselves full … Continue reading

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In his own words- Interesting drive

Another archived e-mail.  I’m not sure if he told Ann or not.  I can’t remember.  This was in his red Grand Am.  The date on the e-mail is 5-27-03.  He had sent the e-mail to me. I was going down … Continue reading

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Ravens vs Colts

Back when I went to the first pre-season game it was suggested that I go to a regular season.  The Colts were still available and that was the game to go to.  Mainly because of the rivalry after Indianapolis stole … Continue reading

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In his own words- He leaves me laughing with this one- John’s Job Update dated December 2000

Well, it’s Friday December 15th, this is the last day of the academy. I should be gathering all my stuff from my locker and saying good-bye to all the friends I’ve made. Instead I’m sitting at my computer at home, … Continue reading

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In his own words– Rope rescue at AFD (with newspaper article)

I’ve been going through John’s e-mails and decided to look at his archived files.  It’s interesting to see the things that he saved.  I’ll share some that I find interesting. He included the text of the article from The Capital … Continue reading

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Stray Grey aka Toby

Luckily, my barn is off from the road and I don’t yet have a problem with people dumping cats.  But over the years there have been a few stray cats who have made appearances.  Most moved on rather quickly.  John … 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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