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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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“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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Halloween

I was torn.  Part of me wanted to take Nathaniel out for Trick- or- Treating.  Part of me said, why bother… he’s too little and I don’t have John to enjoy the experience.  I didn’t decide to take him out … Continue reading

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Got me thinking…

I recently read a post on a board where a man who had had melanoma was considering if he should have a child or not, knowing that the odds of him being alive in 5 or 10 years aren’t that … Continue reading

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This is why we need to fight and research and research and research….

I have a new favorite song. “Maybe Tonight, Maybe Tomorrow” by WideAwake I have the need to listen to it.  Sometimes for strength and as a reminder to LiveStrong.  I think of John and how hard he fought.  How he … Continue reading

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Melanoma Messengers Training & Philly trip

This weekend I attended the Melanoma Messengers Training through Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF).  My father, went with me at my request.  I just wasn’t ready to go to a strange city by myself (I’m a country gal) and didn’t want … Continue reading

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From the IAFF website

From the IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) website:  http://www.iaff.org/hs/lodd/searchResultsDetail.asp?personID=6792 Line of Duty Deaths Database John P.  Smith, II , age 35 District Number: 4 Rank: Fire Fighter Gender: M Local L1926, Annapolis, Maryland Cause of Fatal Injury: Contact/Exposure Nature of … Continue reading

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Dancing

Song:  Rainbow Artist:  Blackfoot A friend posted this on my facebook page because of the rainbows.  As I played the video, Nathaniel started dancing.  Well… his version of dancing… swaying back and forth. It reminded me of his daddy dancing.  … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Miles for Melanoma of DE 5K… continued

My apologizes if I left people hanging yesterday.  All of the sudden I was just hit with the need for sleep.  I’ll be honest, laying in bed alone at night is hard, so what I do is stay up till … Continue reading

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