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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

A Special Day

I'm not a mother,
but I have one.

Is the day for us or them?
Me or her?

Together or chatting on the phone;
it matters not how the love is shared.

Be it years, days, or hours since you spoke,
since you hugged, since you appreciated.

Do it again.

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And lest you think I'm getting too mushy I'll leave you with the following circa ~1989:


  1. What in the world do I have in my hand? And WHAT were we doing??

  2. If memory serves, you were threatening me (fairly unsuccessfully) with a limp bread stick.


  3. ok, now that's funny! the pic didn't show up earlier today when I looked!


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