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Sand or Spikes?

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Sand or Spikes?

  This picture of me crying while one of my best friends and my sister look at me has an interesting past.  So often images from our childhood are actually the only memory we have of that moment.  I would guess most of us have things we don't truly remember but rather things we were told about our childhood that have become as real as memories.  One of those for me is about our dog Heidi growing up and how she bit me, piercing my ear.  I have heard that so many times but have absolutely no actual memory of...

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Anyone Excited For Summer?

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Anyone Excited For Summer?

I consider myself very fortunate that when I was a kid my summer involved the beach at Cassie Cape, the Washademoak Lake, the Amherst Shore and the occasional trip somewhere in the Maritimes.  With the beautiful weather yesterday and today I got thinking about summertime and reflecting.  I also wondered what other people do with their summers, in terms of leisure and get away, not just now but as a kid as well.   My mom's family had property along the Amherst Shore in Nova Scotia and so there was always grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins around.  We stayed in...

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It's Pink, Not Salmon

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It's Pink, Not Salmon

I know several guys that would be embarrassed to have photos of them playing with dolls.  I, on the other hand, am very glad my parents were not big on gender roles and let me play with dolls if I wanted to play with dolls.  I had a pretty well rounded childhood playing with dolls, dinky cars, G.I.Joe, transformers, cabbage patch kids, care bears and lots more.  My parents, like all parents, were not perfect but they came pretty close.  Trust me, the majority of my faults and flaws were self acquired in adulthood.  :)   If you take note...

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A Few Things I Miss About the 80s

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A Few Things I Miss About the 80s

My kids love The Goldbergs, a tv show situated in the 80's.  I strongly recommend, it's a great show with lots of laughs and it both is set in the 80's and feels like an 80's sitcom.  My daughter Adaliah wishes she had been a kid in the 80's and I get it because for a lot of us it was a great time to be a kid.  Here are three things I miss about the 80's.    1. I miss Saturday morning cartoons.   This could easily have been called, I miss limited choices.  When I was a kid we...

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F*#% You 2021

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F*#% You 2021

My apologies for the implied cursing but sometimes a swear word is all that really grasps the depth and feeling of the moment.  And for all you know I really was simply saying fart.  My mom's voice ringing in my head that fart is a bad word and not to say it causing me to imply that I was saying fart.  Anyone else legit raised that fart was a bad word?  Enough about farts, let's move on to 2021 and how it stinks like a fart.      We had a fantastic New Years Eve with homemade Chinese food, a murder...

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