Tag Archives: Aiken SC

Stop, Breath, Listen

Stop, Breath, Listen A new morning, 0545   Walking down the driveway to get the paper Stop, hear a bird, and another and another Why don’t I always hear their songs? The last whiffs of the gardenias, sweet Walk a … Continue reading

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This I Believe

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  Then try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka.  And have a party”. . . Ron White.

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Jeffy Will Learn

It may work with dad, but I wouldn’t suggest Jeffy using that on  his eventual  wife as it tends to have the opposite effect of what was intended. “What about the week before”? Uh. . . ? *** I‘ve been … Continue reading

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“If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they are very scarce. If you go out and be a friend, you’ll find them eveywhere”   From “Great Quotes from Zig Ziglar”

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No Ulterior Motives

“The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated … Continue reading

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With Age, Comes Wisdom

Example I: An elderly couple return to a Mercedes dealership where the salesman has just sold the car they were interested in to a beautiful, leggy, blonde. “I thought you said you would hold that car till we raised the … Continue reading

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Distance Yourself

“Give yourself permission to let go of all the negativity in your life. It’s not selfish to be happy & at peace” Found on Twitter the other day @takecareofUUU   Thanks, Terry

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Key To Being Privileged

David Kanigan sheared this earlier today:  Privileged? Check  Good reading. I wish I saw this thirty years ago and learned the lessons. Maybe it’s not too late? Here is a pull quote:   (Don’t have time to read the article?)

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Thank you to our daughter Elissa (aka Jelly) for sending me this.   And if you need a good dog picture, here is the late, great “Chip” on December 7, 2002, hangin’ off the back of our Suburban. We remember … Continue reading

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Switch Gears

The other day, I wrote about taking some quiet time with Snickers,  MBFF. As we sat on out front porch, I listened to the  birds. They sounded happy. Why hadn’t I noticed them before?   It caused me to recall … Continue reading

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Prepping For Monday

For those of us that work weekends, Monday is just another day.   For those of you that enjoy the weekends and disdain Mondays, here is a suggestion for tomorrow: “Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall … Continue reading

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Dogs really can be “Man’s Best Friend” and they often  fill that role with humble exuberance. Snickers,  pictured below , was about six months old when we adopted him in the Spring of 2003 after he was abandoned  in our … Continue reading

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Silent, Horrified Anticipation

I want a closed casket funeral.    Towards the end of the service, please have the organist play “Pop Goes The Weasel” over and over until everyone in attendance is staring at my casket with silent, horrified anticipation. Do you … Continue reading

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Consistant Effort

“I think and think for months and years.   Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundreth time I am right”  . . .  Albert Einstein I believe I am currently on the brink of  #100.  I am confidant and cautiously … Continue reading

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My Souvenir

My needs are simple. Daughter, Elissa (aka Jelly)  was at the final round of The Masters today, but needed to leave before the tournament ended. The story began here  Year Six Knowing how to suck up to the old man, … Continue reading

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