Author: <span class="vcard">klds</span>

I was talking with Erin Marie this weekend and we thought it strange (not really-great minds think alike) that we have similar Buffalo Wing receipes. So I thought I would share (I know these are Kevin Michael’s favorites!)
Enjoy (hit more for receipe).

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“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”

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Tomorrow (February 28) is Katie’s birthday…everyone wish her a Happy Birthday!
Katie- you have a great day and do something really special and fun. We love you.

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Imagine all the people
living life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer,
but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us,
and the world will live as one.
— John Lennon

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Delaney wanted to shout to the world that her dad got a promotion to supervisor today- less than 3 months on the job and he has been promoted 2 times. Way to go daddy!

We are all so proud and excited for you Bob- I agree with Delaney…way to go!

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Linda and I decided to re-decorate the house now that she is done with school. We moved the wall unit that was in her bedroom into the living room, purchased a new couch and loveseat. Then we redecorated the bookshelves, got a new rug, pillows and throws. It looks much warmer (and fuller).
Here is a picture of the {{popup room.JPG room 423×291}}living room,{{popup couch.JPG couch 415×281}}couch with pillows & throw,{{popup rug.jpg room 228×316}}close up of the rug,and the {{popup bookcase.jpg room 249×319}}bookcase redecorated. My next job will be to re-paint the back wall (we painted it green-Linda doesn’t like it) and to add curtains across 6 windows to soften the quilted covers now on there. Then we hope to look for a bedroom set for Linda (she got a new bed last fall and got rid of the waterbed which meant she lost her frame). It looks pretty lost on the floor (though she likes it!) Slowly but surely we make this house a home! By the way…it’s open to visitors!

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hey everybody,
kay, Sorry i missed you this weekend but i took Kam to the Dr. sat. a.m. ( i thought he was getting pink eye) and by the time I got back 12 :30 yu guys were gone. I worked Sat. night so we will catch you next time. Hope you bought the stores out- do us proud!
Four weeks until Myrtle and we can’t wait… The weather sucks up here and I for one want to see grass!!! whether it’s my own or not. Kris we haven’t heard from you since Christmas- get on the stick and let us know what’s up! I understand you’re bringing air mattresses, what kind are they do you know? we have a queen we’re bringing but i need to borrow a pump. Sue

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No one uses this! When it comes time for me to renew – I won’t so our days are limited. I thought this was a great way for everyone spread all over to share news and keep in touch(I know a few did but not worth the time, effort and money I spend) silly me!

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May the people on this planet be changed.
Changed from hatred to love,
Changed from greed to giving,
Changed from selfishness to selflessness,
Changed from apathy to action,
Changed from jealousy to joy over someone’s accomplishments,
Changed from intolerance to acceptance,
Changed from being destructive to being constructive,
Changed from fighting to peace,
Changed from killing to protecting life,
Changed from censorship to freedom,
Changed from ignorance to education,
Changed from fearing our differences to rejoicing our variety.

May we each take it upon ourselves to feed the hungry, cure the sick,
house the homeless, educate the illiterate, love the unloved,
compete to do the right thing instead of winning at any cost,
make heros that teach our children to
make the world a better place instead of glorifying violence and war,
stand up and speak out against things that are wrong
instead of sitting back and waiting for someone else,
demand honesty from our governments,
demand honesty from ourselves.

May we each take responsibility for our own actions
and realize that by refusing to change ourselves,
we condone all the evils in the world.
If one person changes they teach others by example,
who in turn change and teach more,
one person becomes as a pebble rolling down a mountain,
picking up more pebbles as it continues,
becoming an avalanche of change.

It can happen, it must happen, it will happen.

To make this prayer work, you have to change yourself.

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The paper crane has become an international symbol of peace in recent years as a result of it’s connection to the story of a young Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki born in 1943. Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. As she grew up, Sadako was a strong, courageous and athletic girl. In 1955, at age 11, while practicing for a big race, she became dizzy and fell to the ground. Sadako was diagnosed with Leukemia, “the atom bomb” disease.

Sadako’s best friend told her of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her a wish to get well so that she could run again. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of twelve.

The point is that she never gave up. She continued to make paper cranes until she died.
In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in Hiroshima Peace Park. The children also made a wish which is inscribed at the bottom of the statue and reads:

“This is our cry, This is our prayer, Peace in the world”.

Today, people all over the world fold paper cranes and send them to Sadako’s monument in Hiroshima.
To learn to fold cranes….click here

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Linda passed her boards! The fat lady has sung!

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Saturday was Linda’s graduation- as you can see from the program she gave the student speech and did a wonderful job (her first speech ever!). She looked so nice in her robe with a gold honor cord for Summa Cum Lauda (4.0 GPA) and a burgundy Honor cord for Student Ambassador (voted on by staff for academics, commitment and helping others). Two people in the whole school received these two cords- what can you say- she’s great! I took pictures but used my film camera so have to wait to get the pictures back. Our neighbors (Father Ed and his wife Jan) and her sister and Ralph came. She received red roses and we went to celebrate with a dinner afterwards. It is so hard to believe that the ordeal with Quaker is behind her and life is somewhat back to normal. This was quite the occassion!

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Tomorrow- February 10th is Kay C’s birthday- don’t forget to call and tell her you love her!

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The good news just keeps coming…Sarah had to do a project at school on the 13 colonies- pick one and do a slide presentation- Sarah’s won the class and now will compete for the school and then will go to CCFL. Tuesday is the big day and Kelly & Nana are going to see the presentation- say a prayer and keep your fingers crossed- she’s already a winner with us!

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