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"I tried once to open too many doors at a time, it was unproductive and confusing.
I just learned the last lesson, Dad. I'm supposed to open just one at a time, and only when I reach them along the path, this 'hike' we are taking. That's when the key fits, and opens the lock perfectly, every time. Thank you, Dad. I love you, and miss you. I am blessed with an amazing husband now, he holds my hand as we walk along paths too. We are climbing a little steeper now, with more effort, and thinner air. But I'm not worried. I am looking up. I am living in the moment, being now. Because when we get to the next door, along our path, I know, Dad, . . . that key is going to fit, perfectly!"

excerpt from Pony, 6/6/2013 post
© ruth follmann

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Home Of The Sluggers

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Welcome to Kentucky, along a beautiful bridge and 13.44 hours to go!

Breakfast is Served

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Husband & I enjoyed a much needed restful sleep, before our drive home to the FLA, at Dave & Val's Bed and Breakfast! Family blessed 'n sweet, as the Mullberries that decorate one of the trees, they stood beneath as we drove away~
20th Jun 2013, 17:15   | tags:,comments (0)

Hot Stuff at the Weber Grill

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Rockman & I were treated to a Grillmaster's Feast, compliments of his Sicilian cousins, the Biancalana Girls! These sweerthearts love their cousin, Kenny. No reunion would be complete without time with these dear-hearts & Aunt Vera too! Thank you, ladies,for such a nice time at the Weber Grill! And then off to Uncle Lindy & Aunt Pearl's for chocolate cake & coffee, and a treat down memory lane in Des Plaines. These Octogenerians have been married 64 years. Mr. Ken is truly blessed with such a great family~Grasso Goodness!

Everything Was Purrfect!

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We gratefully enjoyed our time with Dave & Val, Husband's Brother, and our dear Sis-in-law. Great company, delicious food, cozy comfort were extended to really make us feel at home. Thank you, Dave & Val! We will miss all our furry friends too!
16th Jun 2013, 12:40   | tags:comments (4)

Nana's Farm

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Great to spend some time with my Mom, down on the farm. A beautiful seting and great company, after such a long trip. We are enjoying the kids and babies tremoundously! So much fun to watch them with the Hermit Crabs! They even colored their litle aquarium! I can't believe how much the boys have grown! So great to see 'Grandpa' soaking it up. Grand-babies warm your heart more than any Florida sunshine can!

Izzie is our Wing man!

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On our way to Illinois, and Ms. Iz couldn't be happier! She's got Pa & Ma and a chewie rawhide bone. Hermit crabs are perched on drifwood and claws pinched tight for the curves. Told them it will be like the rolls of the Ocean waves! Crossfire the beta stayed behind, at the Picnic, with neighbor Lucas. Thanx, Luc! We hope to be in Chicago late tomorrow.

trailerhood

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There are a slithery bunch who won't mind this ol' doggie movin on down the trail. They are the 'tailless' resolute who survived an encounter with Izzie. We can tell ya folks, there are quite a few. (EWWW!!!)

"There's always something going on down in the trailerhood"
~Toby Keith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvyTY_oYR_c

A Hoot behind Hooters

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It has been on my bucket list, ever since we decided to move to FLA, to see one of my favorite birds: The Burrowing Owl.

While trolling neighborhoods to find a box, give someone our cash, and dump our stuff off~aka house hunting~we came upon the protected areas. A co-worker heard of my wish to see these little screechers, and told me they live in Cape Coral, behind Hooters.

I kid you not, they do!

These little muppets are adorable and elusive too! When tired of attention bestowed, they simple HOP off to their underground burrows, which are surrounded by staked orange barrier tape.

So happy my dearest Husband took time from our busy crazy life, two days in a row, to help me accomplish another life goal! He is my dear-heart and best friend~

"A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl."
~Ernest Hemingway


Cape Coral Burrowing Owls Webpage:
http://www.capecoralburrowingowls.com/

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: {you can hear his screech!}
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Burrowing_Owl/id