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Favorite Movies:
Seabiscuit    The Borrowers The Sixth Sense My Dog Skip UP
Favorite Books:
Simple Abundance (A DayBook Of Comfort And Joy)~ by Sarah Ban Breathnach The Law~ By Frederic Bastiat The Road Less Traveled~ By M. Scott Peck Don't Shoot The Dog (The New Art Of Teaching And Training) ~ ByKaren Pryor How Your Mind Can Keep You Well~ By Roy Masters
Favorite Quotes:
Care is the ingredient that keeps true friendships alive despite separation, distance, or time. Care gives latitude to another person and gets you past the dislikes and annoyances. Quite simply, caring sustains love. ~Sara Paddison, Hidden Power of the Heart Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A Song for those men that couldn't know a woman if they tried!


"I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own"

Thoughts For Today

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy."  

Max Ehrmann  1872-1945




My Mother 08/13/1939-03/05/2009

Today, I'm sorry to report, at Hershey Medical Center, as a result of the biopsy I had done a week ago, I learned that I have a reoccurrence of the endometrial carcinoma that I had surgery for in December of 2002.

 A large mass is obstructing the function of one of my kidneys to the point that I need to have a procedure done to help it do its work. Early Thursday morning, at Hershey, a radiology team will put a drainage tube into that kidney by way of my back.

Carl & I will be staying down two nights (W & Th) at the Hope Lodge, a place where cancer patients (that’s me) and a family member can stay while in town for treatments.

 After they get the kidney working, they will get me on a schedule for a seven-round course of CHEMO. I will go to Hershey every three weeks for an intravenous treatment which will take 5-7 hours.

I am given a 50-50 chance at recovery. I’ve decided to take that upper 50. ;)

 Carl and I have agreed to take each day as it comes and to give it our best shot. Our faith is in God, and he will lead us where he wants us to go. Pray that we are ready daily for the journey.




  I miss you so Mom ~


Irish Jacks

This breed of terrier is one of the most disrespected and
unappreciated dogs after the American Pit Bull in my eyes.  Hard to believe when you see a picture of one of these earth angels isn't it? That is their biggest downfalls, many don't bother to look into the heart and soul that drives these animals. 
A true miracle to behold when you watch one of these little
critters (usually 16-18 pounds) come off as one of the most awesome creatures on the face of God's green earth.
As for me I believe them hook, line, and sinker!







Codie Jack

My best friend, champion and companion :)

May 28th,1999 - December 17th,2010
May God keep and hold him close.
My Jackson from Arkansas



It's been a while only because Jackson and I brought this wonderful little girl into our life and for a little over a year we grew to love her deeply.  I wish we would have had more time together but that wasn't meant to be.  Whoever made the choice to abandon her alone tied to at light post in the middle of Jan, very cold here in central PA, should be ashamed!
All in all being the Jack she was she never missed a day to be alive rather it be a day just lying in the sun or posed and waiting for a mouse to crawl into the garden so she could chase it out.  She was pretty much blind when she came here but apparently her wonderful ears and sense of smell was enough to keep her happy til her body gave out.

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For the love of our Punk girl...

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