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Now I’m one of those people…

Earlier this year, I went to some memorial services where John along with other deceased members were honored…. Harford Cecil Volunteer Fireman’s Association and Community Fire Company of Rising Sun’s banquet.  It broke my heart to see that some people … Continue reading

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One year ago today…

One year ago today at this time, I was a wife. Before evening, I was a widow. A lot of reflecting, soul searching, memories, and tears have taken place over the last few weeks. Yesterday, thinking about the circle of … Continue reading

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As it draws closer

With every passing day, it draws closer to a year without John.   In jumbled order…  somewhere around this time we were watching the Tour de France together.  There was the terrible pop of bone… the awful MRI experience (for … Continue reading

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“Your sad story.”

I guess that is what it has been reduced to. Somebody who I’d think would have perhaps used a little better judgment has now on multiple occasions referred the situations that occurred in my life as “your sad story.”  As … Continue reading

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I’ve decided that I’d rather be a toddler than a widow…

Watching Nathaniel has caused me to come to this decision.  I’d rather be a toddler than a widow…. When you’re a toddler It’s perfectly acceptable to cry in public. People think you’re cute even when teary eyed. You can throw … Continue reading

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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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Happy Birthday, John

I put a great deal of thought in how I wanted to honor and remember John on his  Birthday.  I think it is doubly important because of Nathaniel.  I always want Nathaniel to know that his father loved him and … Continue reading

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