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remembering angels..

Monday, February 01, 2010

Today is a day for thinking about my grandma. aunts and uncle, dad, dear friends that have died... that lived with passion, smiles, regularity in their routines, gave me laughs, tenets to live by, influenced my personality as I grew up around them,,

for my friend Mary, who died at the ripe old age of 21 of a pulmonary embolis,, I miss you,, for my friend Gary, who taught me to slow dance, dead at 32;
my friend Walt, dead at 28, showed me how to play shuffleboard.
for John who died when we were 16 in a JV football game,, miss your quiet demeanor..
For Randy, whom I fell in love with, but brain cancer stole you from me on my birthday when we were both 21...
For Mike, who gave me laughter, adventure and growth,, dead at 50, but not forgotten...

for Unky Red and Aunt Franny, my "parents" who gave me unconditional love until the day they died, a week apart..

for my daddy, who died ten years ago,, of ALzheimers...
taught me how to live despite adversities, poverty, hatred, and illnesses. How to invest, save and set myself up for a goal.. independence,,
I savor the moments we had before I lost all these people in my life here,,
this is a happy blog, a thankful one,, for the angels HE sent to me for a reason, a season, but allowed me to have them in my life before they lost theirs,,
what a gift! PTL!!!!

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HADYDADUBR 2/1/2010 9:01PM

    So sad to have so many young angels.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/1/2010 6:09PM

    WoW! You made me smile with a tear! You are blessed to ahve had all of them in your life.


Go check Kate, Aspenhugger's blog for yesterday.
she ahd spring. Even for one day.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Kromers are those warm, red hunting hats,, Yoopers wear them,,

juusta is a Finnish cheese, , baked,,

zeppoli is Italian fry bread,

Cudighi is also Italian,, it is an Italian sweet sausage, has cinnamon, wine, allspice,etc in it,,

you already know Lupini,,

Yoopers are people that are native to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,, U.P..Yoopee, that is what we call the U.P. here,, so people that live up there are Yoopers,, People like me, are Trolls, we live below the Bridge,, The Great Mackinac Bridge,, one of the five longest span bridges in the Western Hemisphere..
I never use google, I use mypoints search engine,, just type in Cudighi.com in your search engine and there will be a recipe,, ask your grandma or grandpa,, they will know..
The gross thing Finns love is lutefisk,, absolutely gross,, wait till you read THAT recipe,,

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LYNNIE2DOGS 2/11/2010 7:41PM

    What language are you speaking, lol emoticon

I loved this blog! emoticon

I wonder what Yoopers and Trolls call Californians? NO don't tell me!! lol emoticon

Your sparkfriend lynne emoticon emoticon emoticon

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It CAN be a Wonderful Life!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

We are what we make of our situation
We are capable of change
We are allowed to make mistakes
We are adults with faults
We are fallible
We are stewards of all our gifts
We are accountable only for ourselves in the end

We are NOT perfect
We are NOT alone
We are NOT experts at everything,contrary to popular belief of some people
We are NOT immortal
We are NOT better than any one other human being
We are NOT in control of everything
We are NOT in debt to another who practices conditional love
We are NOT doormats for any one else

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JOHAL52 11/23/2009 9:28AM

    Great musings!

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GAARAMA 11/23/2009 9:26AM

    So true, I like this.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/22/2009 5:50PM

    Way to go!!!!

BTW how is Kristy doing? Is she any better? Has she beena ble to see a Dermatologist yet?

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wrongo bongo

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I feel the need for bongos, steel drums, powdered sugar sand beaches, tanned, rippling-muscle hunkaroos that cannot wear a shirt, the smell of sunscreen permating the air, the sound of surf, gulls and BBQ sizzling..

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DEBGIL 10/31/2009 3:36PM

    It's going to be a looooong winter if we are all dreaming like this already! LOL

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/17/2009 11:52AM

    Sounds lovely and tropical to me.
Count me in.

We got rain and 50's and 40's blahhhhhhh

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GAARAMA 10/17/2009 10:02AM

    Not a bad idea,I like your thinking.

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COOLGRANDMA03 10/17/2009 9:15AM

    Let's go!!!! Let's make it a place where we can eat all we want, it tastes good and is all calorie free... Plus just sitting on the beach burns 5 million calories. Wouldnt that be a dream vacation????

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MORGANSMOM52 10/17/2009 9:02AM

    Cool. When do we leave?

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making new friends in warmer climes!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Okay, who needs a new friend?? Only those in very warm climes need come forward!! I am talking temps between 75-85 degrees, with no fires, earthquakes, floods, tornados, hurricanes, locusts, lots of fudgie things to do, museums, some sort of water like a lake or river, stream for fishing and swimming..
Kind of a tall order, BUT I promise to be your personal slave five days a week, including doing windows and baiting fish hooks!! I will even scale and gut fish,,

A nice five month time frame would be nice, private room, no cats or smoking,, but any other pets.

I love reptiles, kids, any bugs with less than eight legs, will do house and yard work, can tune up, lube and replace fuel lines, do oil changes, pour concrete, paint, hang drywall, ,,
I will house sit, pet sit, babysit, clean carpets, install toilets, floor tiles, sinks, do gardening, cut trees down, stare down mean neighbors and am not afraid of any animal, large or small!! I have tackled a German SHepherd, and stared down a Trained Doberman,, .. But cannot kneel down or use a cell phone.

I can operate a table, circular, or miter saw, any drill, pressure washer, tractor, shop vac, weed whacker, power post hole digger, sawzall,scrollsaw, sander, chainsaw, floor jacks, ,, flash a chimney,,,
I can knit, crochet, tat, cook, freeze or can foods,,, sew,install carpeting,,, put a tent up, build a campfire, milk a cow!!!!!!

Strange as all these attributes are, there HAS to be somebody, somewhere, who is just that desperate to invite me to stay with them over the winter!!
Oh, I hunt for any game, am a coupon/sale queen, and can skin a rabbit, squirrel or deer!!
I can also completely care for a pool, above or below ground,, (unless you already have a hunky pool boy!)
I am a desperate woman to get out of this winter weather!!

So let me know if you are interested,,

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CAROLEDENTON 10/17/2009 3:09AM

    Oh, hon that weather is getting to you!! Tee Hee, Cute!

Sorry, can't offer you any "warm" weather out this way. It is starting to chill and it is raining here in WA state. I sure hope our winter isn't as long or snowy as last year. emoticon

Saturday after out grandson's football game we are out of here for two and a half weeks (17 days). First we are going to Reno, (we'll probably hit snow there). Then to Vegas, looks like temps are going to be in the high to mid 80's. (It was 100 degrees there earlier this week). Yippee!!! emoticon

Wishing you much warmth, and a short winter.

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