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Calling a fire station

A few nights ago, at work, I had an account that I needed to call.  My account recognition skills told me that our customer was a paid firefighter. On a  side note- paid firefighter or career firefighter is the correct … Continue reading

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Last photos

I was working on a photo project today and ended up in tears. Partially from looking at healthy photos of John and hating how melanoma took away his life.  It changed him from a strong active, healthy man into a … 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- 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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“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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Annapolis trip

On November 1st, Eastport United Methodist Church had a celebration for All Saints Day.  John was recognized. The day started early with feeding the horses and waking kiddo up to go.  I met my friend, Kari, in Havre de Grace.  … Continue reading

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All Saints Sunday at Eastport United Methodist Church

John will be one of the people recognized at Eastport United Methodist Church‘s All Saints Day Celebration on Sunday, Nov 1st. They will read names, project a photo, and ring a bell for church members and friends lost over the … Continue reading

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It’s a Tuesday and it’s raining…

I had a need to listen to two songs at work… “If Today Was Your Last Day”  by Nickelback and “Maybe Tonight, Maybe Tomorrow” by WideAwake I was having a bit of a sad day.  Yesterday, I got a letter … Continue reading

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The black cat

It was dark when I got to my friend’s house.  As I was getting out of the car, I heard a cat meowing loudly.  I figured it must be her outside kitty that I haven’t met yet.  I ‘meowed’ back … Continue reading

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