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Three years ago —

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I smoked my last cigarette.  I can’t believe it’s me telling you this.  It’s been THREE YEARS!  But yes, three years and I really haven’t had a craving for a smoke all this time.  Oh sure — a sudden twinge that leaves just as quickly as it came.. but I really don’t want one, and I hope I don’t sink low enough to have another.  Chantix works!

Hurricane Ike.

On another note… Hurricane season starts today –  NOAA has their predictions for the coming hurricane season – they expect it to be an active season with more than normal storms:

An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service. As with every hurricane season, this outlook underscores the importance of having a hurricane preparedness plan in place

(have plenty of water, ice, beer, cocktail preparations – and be sure to dress well!)

Hurricane Ike, 2008.

High resolution (Credit: NOAA)


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June 1, 2010 at 6:31 am

How dare you!

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He was so bummmmed about this haircut.  Here – the mean lady sprayed him with water and wants to cut his hair….

I stole this photo from my daughter-in-law Brenda – only because the face tells the story.  This kid is so cute! (it’s the family genes ya know!)

How dare you!

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May 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Like being there (sort of …)

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My younger sister always gets me Cape Cod Life for my birthday.  My second issue came in today’s mail.  I love reading through it, perusing the ads, the photos, the art and antiques.  It brings me back to much earlier times.  The last time I was on Cape Cod was 1984 – we rented a house for a week with the whole family.  We knew then that we’d be moving south to Florida at the new year.  I’ve been back north many times, but never back to “The Cape”.  In high school, we had a house in Wrinkle Point (Bass River).  I had a job (one of the worst!) washing dishes at the Riverview Lobster House in Yarmouth – it was close enough that I could walk to it.  I made enough money to buy a few things that summer (first madras jacket 🙂 ), but mostly what I wanted to do was just loaf – go to the beach – and just hang out (although I don’t think we said “hang out” back then).  Things took a nasty turn economically then (somewhat like these days), and my parents had to sell that house.  After I moved to Florida, my sisters continued to go to The Cape summers with their children and families.  I know they enjoyed it.

As I turn these pages – it brings me back . . .  Thank you M.A.

Cape Cod Life

Cape Cod Life

CCL inside 2

CCL inside 3

This is the tenth anniversary of John F Kennedy Jr’s passing.  I think of the Kennedys and Cape Cod Massachusetts as one.  Once our whole family went to Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis.  As we were leaving the Kennedys were coming in.  We took a photo – but it never came out.  That sure would have been a keeper – but eh – not in the cards.

John F Kennedy Jr

John F Kennedy Jr

When Richard Blow’s book American Son – A Portrait of John F Kennedy Jr came out in 2002 I snapped it up and read it quickly.  I was keenly interested in reading about John Jr.  I truly believe that Richard Blow was wrongly criticized for writing the book.  On the TV interview show The View – those farting hens (who never read the book) ripped Mr. Blow a “new one” and ever since I bash the show and its sagging troupe whenever the show is mentioned – they are a waste of time and airspace and provide little benefit to the public.  I remember writing to Mr. Blow through the publisher – actually thanking him for writing the book.  If he made money from it, so what, it really doesn’t matter does it?  JFK Jr is history, and history needs to be written.  Thank you again Richard!  Its a great book!

American Son - Portrait of John F Kennedy Jr

American Son - Portrait of John F Kennedy Jr


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“I may be wrong, but I have never found deserting friends conciliates enemies.”

Margot Asquith

“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“There are three faithful friends, an old wife , an old dog, and ready money.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”

Samuel Butler

“Money couldn’t buy friends but you got a better class of enemy.”

Spike Milligan

“It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart:the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.”

Mark Twain

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”

Ethel Barrymore

“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.”

Arthur Brisbane

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”

Thomas Jones

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

Bernard Meltzer

“Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods.”

Esther M. Clark

(I love this last one)

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you are going down.”

Arnold H. Glasgow

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July 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Guest Star

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Guest Star -- Guess Who

Guest Star -- Guess Who

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February 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

A view of the day

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