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Latest WoW’s – 2019


“From My Front Porch”     by JoAnn


 WoW’s – 2018

Other Interesting WoW’s

Facing the prospect of certain death was worth it

We have had a lot of trouble with  Canadian geese coming up the creek bank into our backyard, eating the ...
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Cheesecake in Florida

Our recent trip to Florida provided many wonderful experiences.  There were 47 people on our bus, and we made many ...
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Are you at peace?

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more." ...
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What do you dread the most?

Well, the heat pumps are finally installed and our home is warm and cozy again.  The new thermostats are programmable ...
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There is prosperity in hope

 I think we all worry and I believe it is an internal wiring thing that requires us to do so.  ...
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Human speech is like a cracked kettle

Sometimes, you miss simple things.  In last week’s newsletter I was telling about an old Navajo Indian having to (two) ...
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As My World Turns

A good friend of ours (Louise) was told recently that her cancer has returned, and she needed to start chemo again. Long ago I fondly nicknamed her “Chatty” because she would call and ask for my wife just because she wanted to chat. She and her husband (Don) have traveled with us to many places (England, France, Spain, Portugal), etc., and we have always enjoyed their company.

A few years ago, she started the yearly tradition of inviting us to their home in January for brunch. It became one of our favorite things to do, good food and good conversation with old friends, how could it get any better? It couldn’t. But it could get worse, and it did.

The news that she needed to start chemo again saddened us, not because we feel she can’t win this battle, but because we regret having to see our dear friend struggle so much.   It has been said that your five best friends are about the same age as you are and probably have the same eating habits. I don’t know if that’s 100% true, but it is, in my opinion, pretty darn close.

My five best friends enjoy eating out at least once a week, going to church on Sunday, going out to a good movie, watching live entertainment and engaging in good conversation. My five best friends enjoy my company as much as I enjoy theirs, I hope. And, as you have probably figured out by now, Don & Louise are two of my five best friends. My friend has been fighting this battle for some time now and she shows no signs of defeat, nor pessimism.  I may not be one of her top five friends, but I am one of her most loyal supporters. She knows that she can always count on my wife and I to be there for her.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.”

Being told that our friend’s cancer has returned has certainly bruised our hearts.