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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Beach Cookout

We've made wonderful new friends of a family who live up here on the rural road where I grew up. The husband works up on the Rez, and so he and Tom knew each other a little bit from that. The mom and I got to know each other through the local art festival which we both participate in and are on the organizational committee of. They've got two amazing kids: a boy and a girl (who had my dad as her 3rd grade teacher a couple of years ago!).

On Tuesday night, we finally found a time for all six of us to get together, and we had a cook-out down on the beach of the big lake. I've been wanting to do this for a couple summers now, but Tom and I could never find the time. It was a really terrific, feel-good, relaxing night, and I hope there will many more of them in the years to come!

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