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Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 14, 2011



Love. Isn't it grand? It's what we all need and what we all want. In large measure, it is how I define my life. I am blessed beyond measure with the love of a precious husband who is brilliant and witty and handsome and honest and hard working. I am blessed with the love of children and a grandson who are healthy and filled with promise and hope. I am blessed with the love of a big family, an even bigger extended family, and the best friends anyone could ever even dream to hope for in this life. It is impossible to assess a value for such love.

As big and fine and exquisite as those loves are, they cannot come close in value to the Lover of my soul, the One who IS love itself, Jesus. So often in this life we feel we've let Him down, fallen short of His glory, disappointed Him, failed to live up to what He wants for us. And those things are true. Not for one tiny second do those facts affect the unquestionable, immeasurable, unfathomable, uncontainable, unstoppable love He has for us. On this day when we celebrate love in its many forms, please take a moment to recognize, to accept, to acknowledge, to FEEL, to share the great love our Lord has for us, His bride. If you do, if you TRULY do, every other love relationship in your life will flourish and blossom in greater measure, expend beyond comprehension.

I love you, my Jesus, my husband, my family, my friends, and I am so very thankful for your love to me.

For those of you who may not yet know (How on earth did I miss telling anyone?! lol), my Irishman and I are going to the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Performing Arts to hear Celtic Woman tonight, and as a bit of lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yap, a New Orleans term meaning a little unexpected bit of something extra), just last night we found a room across from Louis Armstrong Park in the very hotel where we spent our little overnight honeymoon almost eight years ago. How cool is THAT?!! So we will be out of pocket until tomorrow afternoon. We have our cell phones, though, and through them, FaceBook. Other than that, see you tomorrow!!!

Have the best Valentine's Day you've ever had!!! Remember to love YOURSELF, too!!!

*huggggggggggggggs*

Missy

  
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ROZEEROZ1 2/19/2011 7:23AM

    Happy belated Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing.

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MOMFAN 2/19/2011 1:47AM

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BOBBIENORTHERN 2/16/2011 12:20AM

    Oh Missy, what an awesome blog and a beautiful way to spend valentines day with the man of your life all to yourself for a few hours. Now, just how good is that? I know you really enjoysed one another just being one emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 2/14/2011 8:39PM

    I am so happy for the two of you! You SO deserve this! I know you will have a wonderful time!!!!!

And, we love you, too, and are so thankful you!

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PSALM34V7 2/14/2011 6:24PM

    Awe! That was a sweet, sweet blog. You touched my heart with it!

Have a great evening!!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 2/14/2011 5:50PM

    Have a great date night!

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THENEWME43 2/14/2011 4:22PM

    Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 2/14/2011 4:14PM

    Have a wonderful time this evening. Thanks for the great reminder that Jesus is our first True Love!!!
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GINNJEN2000 2/14/2011 3:40PM

    This was a beautiful way to sum up today and the way we should all look at love and those we love and in turn love us each and every day

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ERIN1957 2/14/2011 3:32PM

    Wave at Cloe' for me!
Have an awesome time and God Bless you both!

Blessings In Christ,
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Erin

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KATHYSCOLLIES 2/14/2011 3:31PM

    Happy Valentines Day to you both, Missy!

It sounds you the two of you will be having a very much deserved special evening! Enjoy yourselves while soaking up all that wonderful atmosphere and glorious music!

Hugs,
Kathy

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 2/14/2011 3:14PM

    I have the bestest wife ever

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/14/2011 2:37PM

    Happy Valentine's Day, Missy and Bill! I love you two, and I hope you have a LOVEly time tonight! emoticon

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SMIDGON 2/14/2011 2:32PM

   

AMEN!!!!


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Neat Photos!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Thanks, MaryW, for sharing these with me!

Next time you have extra time try stacking your coins


Cool Mailboxes


I hope that backpack is a parachute!


"Ahhh, it's so warm and cuddly on here"


Typical behavior for brothers.


Looks like he wanted to be alone and chances are he will be.


Bye Bye Freeway… Mother Nature had another idea.


Help! Call 911!!


It's good to have a friend when you need one!


Where cats really come from.


This is not as comfy as I thought it would be.


Static cat.


Mirror Lake


This was a problem?


Don't try this at home.


The water is so clear the boat seems to be floating on air.


I'm sorry… I didn't know you were coming back.


OK, let's change places at the next corner.


Fluffy in flight


Let me know when all the dogs are in so I can move.


You may not be happy with dinner but you are going to eat it anyway!

  
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HALLALUYAH 2/28/2011 10:05AM

    Wow!!!
Blessings;
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KICKINGIT@56 2/21/2011 4:30PM

    You provided a big dose of feel-good endorphins....thanks I needed that.

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KAYWEB555 2/18/2011 11:37PM

    Nice laugh to end the day on Thanks for sharing !

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POORGIRL_DIET 2/13/2011 7:08PM

    lmao these were brillant

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JOLOVESRUM 2/13/2011 8:44AM

    cute! When we get to goal weight, maybe we can try climbing up a tree stump defying gravity!

Keep Sparking, I am so glad you are here.


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JOURNEY2DESTINY 2/11/2011 9:38PM

    I cant stop Laughin!!!!

Keep SParkin Missy, you just cant stop....

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/8/2011 5:25PM

    You are right, these are Neat pics, Victoria

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GINNJEN2000 2/8/2011 6:19AM

    These were great that mother nature one is truly crazy. Just goes to show when she wants something she takes it back

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SJG1953 2/7/2011 11:49PM

    The pictures are great! Thanks for sharing!

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PEPPERLEAH 2/7/2011 10:01PM

    Loved them!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/7/2011 9:47PM

    LOVED THESE!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THEM!!!

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TINKERBELL200 2/7/2011 9:44PM

    I can always count on you to give me a good laugh when I need one! emoticon Thank you Missy, your the best!
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Lynne

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MCMOM11 2/7/2011 9:33PM

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 2/7/2011 9:12PM

    HILARIOUS emoticon

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FRAN0426 2/7/2011 8:45PM

    What cute pictures, love them

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KNITTABLES 2/7/2011 8:34PM

    Love the pics, thanks for sharing them.

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ANGELCOWBOY1 2/7/2011 8:24PM

    Great - thanks for sharing!

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WANDA68 2/7/2011 7:45PM

    thanks for sharing! made my day!

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IUHRYTR 2/7/2011 7:10PM

    emoticon The one with the cat on the laptop keyboard reminds me of one of mine that likes to sleep on the table with her rearend next to where the computer's heat blows out. Plus, she gets belly rubs this way, too. Hmm, maybe that's why she hangs around me so much. emoticon -- Lou

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3CATSLEP 2/7/2011 6:05PM

    LOVED THEM!!! Thanks so much:) emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/7/2011 5:14PM

    Cool pix. Thanks for sharing with us. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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THENEWME43 2/7/2011 5:09PM

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SECRETMUSIC 2/7/2011 3:45PM

    Great giggles! Thanks for posting them!

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ABETTERSOUL 2/7/2011 3:30PM

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 2/7/2011 3:11PM

    Loved them Missy. Thank you. emoticon

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DONNALYNN22 2/7/2011 2:52PM

    Yea, I saw these online...so funny! Thanx! emoticon

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HARTKITTY 2/7/2011 2:38PM

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing them!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 2/7/2011 2:12PM

    Too cute!

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NEWHEARTSTART 2/7/2011 2:03PM

    Thanks for the laugh

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LYNNANN43 2/7/2011 1:42PM

    TOO CUTE! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/7/2011 1:37PM

    Missy, I loved it!!! emoticon

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MINDYBEAN 2/7/2011 1:06PM

    Cute!

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MELLAV1 2/7/2011 1:05PM

    Cool pictures, thanks for sharing them!
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ERIN1957 2/7/2011 1:01PM

    pretty awesome, I had to share them with my daughter.
Thanks for sharing!

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Awesome Blog

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I have to share my husband's blog with you. As most of you know, he works out on a ship in the Gulf of Mexico. He took these photographs out there. They are just so beautiful. Ain't he something?!! I am so proud of him. I am incredibly blessed.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal.asp?id=CAPTAINCOOKIE

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/6/2011 8:58PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Missy. I really needed to read the 19th Psalm today. Bill's pictures are beautiful and were just the icing on the cake for me!! OUR GOD IS TRULY AN AWESOME GOD!!!
Blessings, love and hugs, my friend.
Helen

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POORGIRL_DIET 2/2/2011 7:15PM

    Thanks for sharing his story, your right he is one of a kind

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/31/2011 10:53PM

    Thanks for sharing. I'll go check it out now. Thanks for the comments on my blog today. I need YOU in my life dear friend. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/31/2011 10:25PM

    You are a sweet Spark friend for sharing this with us.

Victoria

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 1/31/2011 4:54PM

    That was a beautiful blog he did.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/31/2011 4:34PM

    Thank you for sharing them. How absolutely gorgeous!!!

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IUHRYTR 1/31/2011 12:21PM

    I saw those on his blog and was in awe of the natural beauty provided for us. Hope he's home soon. -- Lou

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THENEWME43 1/31/2011 10:44AM

    Thanks, Missy. Those pics are awesome!

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ERIN1957 1/31/2011 10:21AM

    I feel so blessed looking upon such love and sharing emoticon

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1GROVES2 1/31/2011 8:48AM

    Thank You for sharing your husbands blog! I love sunsets and sunrises....God is awesome! I have no words,....
Margaret

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SJG1953 1/31/2011 3:49AM

    Thanks Missy. I needed that 19th Psalm today!

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3CATSLEP 1/31/2011 2:53AM

    Awesome is probably a good word!!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/30/2011 11:04PM

    Beautiful

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/30/2011 11:00PM

    Thank you, Missy! They're magnificent!

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SUSIEPH1 1/30/2011 10:48PM

    Thank you Missy for Sharing the Photos and the Blog are lovely...
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LACEEJO11 1/30/2011 10:44PM

   

That was very worth going to look at! Thank you for sharing!!

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NYARAMULA 1/30/2011 10:29PM

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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MOMFAN 1/30/2011 10:15PM

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 1/30/2011 10:11PM

    I LOVE YOU!!!

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    Way to cross promote! emoticon

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National Geographic Photos

Friday, January 28, 2011

What beautiful photography!

www.slideshare.net/spiderweb99/natio
nal-geographic-best-photo-awards-nature

  
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THENEWME43 1/30/2011 8:54PM

    Wow, Missy, these are emoticon

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 1/30/2011 1:41AM

    Great pictures. Five more wakeups and I'm on my way home. Six and its off to see CCCB!!!!! Can't wait to get home emoticon

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NYARAMULA 1/29/2011 1:48AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KNITTABLES 1/28/2011 11:29PM

    Beautiful pictures.

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SUSIEPH1 1/28/2011 8:54PM

    Wonderful!!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/28/2011 8:46PM

    WOW, Missy! And who can say there is no God!? My lands, that is amazing!

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What was happening in the year of your birth?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Find out here! (Thank you, Ms. Rosalie!)

www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html

  
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1COUNTRY_GAL 1/28/2011 6:46PM

    Thank you Missy,I really enjoyed this site and bookmarked it on my puter.Very interesting! emoticonDiana

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1GROVES2 1/22/2011 9:09AM

    This is really interesting! I see that not a lot has changed in the world of politics....and history does repeat itself....We try so hard to make the students of American & World History realize its importance...
Anyway, Thanks.
Margaret

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PSALM34V7 1/20/2011 7:36PM

    That was cool! My dad's birthday is tomorrow... Guess what I'm going to write in his card?? emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN 1/20/2011 12:06PM

    Thanks for the link, the year I was born was really depressing and awful and awesome with all the changes big important changes.

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PEGJOHN1997 1/20/2011 8:50AM

    That was interesting. I had forotten a lot of it. Thanks.

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JOLOVESRUM 1/16/2011 1:22PM

    that was fun. have a great day.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/15/2011 8:16PM

    Wow, Missy!! What an interesting time I had going through our birth years!! AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing!!
Love and hugs,
Helen


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AMAS92568 1/15/2011 5:51PM

    Cool! Thanks

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ERIN1957 1/15/2011 2:09PM

    fun, thanks!

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SECRETMUSIC 1/15/2011 9:02AM

    Ah, postage was only 3 cents when I was born...

Thanks, Missy -- this is a very useful site. I'll definitely have my classes visit this for their social studies projects!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/15/2011 5:45AM

    This was so cool... and time appropriate since I am looking at it on my birthday. What fun! Thanks a million for sharing. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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MOMWANTSNOWAIST 1/15/2011 2:24AM

    My favorite actor~~ Clark Gable ~~died later in the year I was born! emoticonHe did his own stunts[at age 60] in The Misfits ,his last film [set in the desert] ,while waiting for Marilyn Monroe to show up on the set.

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THENEWME43 1/15/2011 12:19AM

    Oh...my...goodness! Postage stamps only cost a nickel when I was born! Man, do I feel old, LOL!

Thanks for this neat link, Missy. I saved it! My kids will enjoy it, too!

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PONYFARMER 1/14/2011 10:58PM

    That was interesting, thanks for posting the link!

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THEADMIRAL 1/14/2011 8:12PM

    Cool beans! I like that George Marshall won the Nobel Peace Prize the year I was born. His wife bought a house in Leesburg, Virginia to give him a retreat from Washington, DC. We toured it a couple of years ago and it was refreshing to see a house that looked like a home, instead of a status symbol of pride and wealth.

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FRAN0426 1/14/2011 8:10PM

    Thanks for sharing, it was fun looking at the events of the year I was born.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/14/2011 7:03PM

    Hey, that was fun! Thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 1/14/2011 6:35PM

    Very cool!

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IUHRYTR 1/14/2011 6:30PM

    Truman was president. -- Lou

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LISAWILLBEFIT 1/14/2011 5:57PM

    Man walked on the moon the year i was born

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/14/2011 5:29PM

    Thank you for sharing. Alaska and Hawaii became states and Castro took ove Cuba and The Dalai fled to India

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SUSIEPH1 1/14/2011 3:29PM

    Thank you for posting this Missy .. hugs

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NELLIEC 1/14/2011 2:29PM

    Hmmmm, sorta what I expected. Some events during WWII and the fact that Anne Frank's family was betrayed and were sent to prison.

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SONGOFJOY27 1/14/2011 2:01PM

    Really interesting!
Egypt took control of the Suez Canal the day before I was born. The Wizard of Oz aired on TV.

Wow!

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