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Dear Son

i told her it was all i had

Yellow Florida flower
Photo last night at High School (sept 20). Post written July 21, 2016.

 

i told her it was all i had.

Yesterday: Gold’s Gym parking lot getting ready to leave, a woman begger approached my 1990 Camry, parked, and tapped on the passenger side window. i rolled down the back passenger window and told her the front one doesn’t work.

She asked for money to buy a bus ticket.

i asked how much the ticket coast. She said $4.50.

i grabbed all the change (maybe $2) in the ashtray (remember, it’s a 1990), and gave it to her.

She thanked me and then moved on to the next person walking to their car.

 

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Quotes

Imagine all the people, living in peace

Prophet Mohammad quote about Charity
Yesterday on the bike ride home from the gym.

 

Beautiful.

Simple.

Profound.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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License? You Have Your License?

Never Give The Same Speech Twice
Never Give The Same Speech Twice

Do you have your license?

Do you go outside with, or, without it?

At what age did you receive your license?

How much does it cost to renew your license?

Do you like the photo on your license?

Do you use your license all day, everyday?

What license?

Your license to do good.

You saw that one coming didn’t you?

Probably not.

Missing Carter

Memories
Memories

Ever miss something or someone so much that it takes your breath away?

Not wanting to belabor the point, however, yesterday was tough coming home.

You know what I’m talking about. And I was just grieving the loss of a Pet.

Ever wonder what it must be like to try to recover from the loss of a child, perhaps a teenager who is taken away suddenly and tragically?

Today is dedicated to those Families. If you are one of them, or know a Family like this (we know several), please pray for them with all your heart.

We can very likely assume that they are going through a hell that is impossible to imagine. And a hell that may never go away. Ever.

Happy Birthday Mom

Descendent?
Descendent?

Happy Birthday Margaret. My Mother-In-Law turns 87 today.

“Mom” is still living in the house she was born in. Same house her entire life. Never moved out. Never moved away.

She was one of nine children. Her Mother, “Grammy”, open a one-room grocery store (1927) in what is now the living room in their three-story row home in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Grammy raised nine children, ran the store from early morning to late at night for 44 years.

Her Father, who died in his 30’s, was a shoe cobbler in the the back of the house.

“Mom” has aches and pains like most 87 year olds, an answering machine, and even a Trac Phone.

She is a devout Catholic and prays all the time, even when it doesn’t seem so.

She has shown us unconditional love, simplicity, kindness and generosity, loyalty, and love.

Mom, you amaze us with your spirit. We love you.