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Autumn Memories

Posted 09-23-2011 at 10:00 PM by caninemom3

Today was the first day of Autumn and the weather was perfect ! It was a bit rainy and gloomy but as I emerged from the house to go run some errands, it seemed as though there was a kind of glow about the trees and a magic starting to awaken in the air. As I went about the things I had to do today, I found myself smiling in spite of the gloomy weather. Everywhere I looked there were pumpkins for sale and everytime I see a pumpkin, whether it is a Jack O' Lantern or still just a plain old pumpkin I always think of my dad.

When I was very young, perhaps 4 or 5, my dad started taking me with him every year in the Fall to go and look at the candidates for that year's Jack O' Lantern. We would go to many pumpkin patches, sometimes farms until I found just that special one. Sometimes if I could not decide, he would buy all the ones I liked. I held his hand as we went from pumpkin to pumpkin, he being 51 or so and me barely being beyond toddler. Of course, I ALWAYS had to name my...
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Fall-ing Through Summer

Posted 08-20-2011 at 08:05 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

I sit here, wondering what to write about, I have fallen off the bike of posting to my blog in a regular routine.

This summer from "hell" started two days after Memorial Day with the tornado that has crippled my town, my mother in law being sick and hospitalized for over a week, my wife's grandmother passing, my wife's other grandmother not doing well, and the endless days of work. This summer has been a very long one and it never started out right, it has never gotten on track.

The saying is hope springs eternal rings true for us right now, with autumn quickly approaching, our town is getting ready to celebrate a belated July 4th party, just delayed a bit by the tornado. We will have fireworks, concerts and so on, as a time of renewal for this town. The school year starts in a week, and I am getting excited of getting this summer of discontent behind us. At work, I feel like I am an actual manager again, we are hitting on all cylinders and my...
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