Happy Dance

December 6, 2017

How was your Thanksgiving…

 

Long weekends are great

Though… they seem to be few and far between

 

Over the past 39 years

My wife and I have hosted

Thanksgiving Dinner

Christmas Brunch

Christmas Dinner

 

Just about every year

Except for maybe 4 or 5 times

 

Not that I am complaining

We love hosting

It is always about getting the family together

Which is increasingly difficult to do…

 

Everyone has their own schedules

And sometimes it can take several months

To get everyone synced up

Just to sit down and have a meal together

 

That is what makes the Holiday meals so special

Everyone tries to be there

 

This year my wife’s brother… Collin

Moved into a new townhouse

 

A couple of months ago he said

I think Lindsey and I would like

To host Thanksgiving dinner this year

 

I’m talking…

Music to my ears

 

Maybe it is time to pass the torch…

 

That would be great Col

Can’t wait to see the new townhouse

 

We walk into their townhouse

And the first thing I see

Is a new roasting pan…

With a turkey in it

 

Janet…

I think Collin and Lindsey are in this for the long haul…

They made an investment

Look at that roasting pan

 

Janet starts with the compliments…

 

Love this townhouse…

What a great kitchen…

This meal looks great…

I can’t wait to eat…

 

This food is delicious…

 

You guys are doing a great job

 

Are you guys interested in doing this again….

 

Lindsey smiles…

 

I’m glad you like it…

We should make this an annual tradition

 

Janet starts a happy dance across the floor

 

Collin says wait a minute…

 

Do I have any say in this…

 

No…

 

I don’t think so….

It looks like you bought a new roasting pan

I would hate to see it go to waste

 

Love this townhouse…

 

There’s a big hill in the back

The kids can have a great time

Running up and down that hill

 

Did I tell you we had a Great Thanksgiving…

 

Thanks Collin and Lindsey

 

I heard Elizabeth and Evan are planning to do Christmas

 

What time should we be there…

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September 12, 2017

If you have been watching tv at night lately

 

You have probably seen the commercials…….

 

 

“I found out I was 20% Native American….

 

 

I thought I was Italian but I’m actually German”….

 

 

(I find myself saying……

 

Ya vol herr Kommandant….

 

For no apparent reason)…

 

 

That is for you Hogan Hero fans…

 

 

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I was thinking…

 

This might be a great gift for my wife’s birthday

 

So I contacted the company and ordered 2 DNA kits

 

 

Wellllllllllll……..

 

The results are in

 

 

When people ask

 

So what nationality are you….

 

 

I would normally say Irish and English

 

My mother was 100% Irish

 

My Pop….75% Irish and 25% English

 

 

My wife is 50% Italian from her father’s side

 

A mix of Irish and Scotch from her mother’s side

 

 

When the results came in

 

My wife was shown as…..

 

38% Italian

26% Irish

20% Great Britain

6% Western Europe

 

What happen to the Scotch…..

 

Is that filed under Great Britain….

 

 

My results came in a couple days later

 

I am……

 

Drum roll please…..

 

92% Irish

4% Italian / Greek

2% Western Europe

 

 

Not even a trace of English blood

 

Or as they say Great Britain….

 

 

Hey hun….I’m 4% Italian

 

 

You’re not Italian

 

 

It says here I am 4% Italian

 

That means I am only 34% less Italian than you

 

 

That got her blood pumpin….

 

 

You’re not Italian

 

You’re gonna deny me my 4%

 

 

Well….I have had a lot of fun knowing the results

 

 

I still can’t believe….No English

 

But 4% Italian….

 

 

Those Romans really gotta around

 

 

 

 

What does your DNA say….

 

 

It may makes for good conversation…

 

 

 

Treasure

September 12, 2017

Seems like only a few weeks ago

 

We were saying

 

Here comes summer

 

 

Where did it go…

 

 

I know I have been busy

 

But…..

 

Did I blink and miss it

 

 

 

There were a lot of great memories

 

Packed into a short period of time

 

Heck…

 

It seemed like we were just getting started and…

 

 

Poofffff….

 

It’s Labor Day

 

It’s…..Back to school

 

 

Fall football….soccer…field hockey

 

 

Don’t forget to do your Homework…

 

 

All eyes turn toward the Eagles

 

 

While the Phillies fade into the abyss

 

 

My Pop used to say

 

 

4th of July….Summer’s over

 

 

The older I get

 

The more I see

 

The wisdom in those words

 

 

Who knows where the time goes…

 

 

Just be sure to treasure the time…

 

We all have been given

Paid it Forward

July 28, 2016

When I was younger

Beginning my business career

My Uncle Robert Hutchinson

Who was my father’s godfather…

 

Took a special interest in me

 

Each day he would call….

 

“Here is the word of the day….

Here is the thought of the day….

Write it down”

 

I had a day timer back then….

Each day I would write down

His words of encouragement and inspiration

 

It is touching

That he took time out of his day

To stop and think of me

 

He was a true gentlemen…

My first mentor

 

Uncle Robert loved to draw

Write poetry

Play piano

Belt out a great song

 

I can still picture him

Sitting at the piano…….singing

“You always hurt the one you love…..

The one you shouldn’t hurt at all….”

 

He even took the time

To show me how to play the piano

 

He would stop by

After work each week

 

“Have you been practicing what I showed you….

Here try this….”

 

Always inspiring

He was lifting me up

Nurturing me

Helping me grow

 

Showing me that life is a blessing

 

What makes me think of my Uncle Robert today…..

 

I saw a post this morning

 

Your life is your message to the world.

Make sure it’s inspiring.

 

That just about says it all…..

 

How do we all want to be remembered….

 

Erma Bombeck once said….

 

“When I stand before God at the end of my life,

I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left

And could say,

I used everything you gave me.”

 

Uncle Robert paid it forward

 

Thank you Uncle Robert

 

Every Day is a Gift

 

 

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Do It

August 17, 2012

I was getting on the speed line

 

 

The other day and…..

 

 

I saw a sign for

 

 

Pierce College

 

 

 

Don’t dream. Do…..

 

 

 

That message hits…

 

 

 

Right to the point.

 

 

 

 

A real source of inspiration

 

 

 

For years Nike has been saying

 

 

Just do it!

 

 

 

I remember growing up

 

Looking around

 

Seeing my friends and classmates

 

And thinking

 

 

They are really lucky

 

 

They seem to be

 

 

Really on the ball

 

 

 

 

What do they have

 

 

That I don’t?

 

 

 

How do I get what they have?

 

 

 

 

What was the….

 

 

That?

 

 

 

Confidence….

 

 

A belief in oneself

 

 

 

 

At age 11 to 15

 

That was pretty lacking

 

 

Those are tough years…

 

 

Not just for me

 

 

 

But for most yon teens

 

 

 

I found my inner strength

 

Thru sports

 

 

 

Had some great coaches

 

Over the years

 

 

They believed in me

 

More than I believed in myself

 

 

They challenged me

 

 

Held me accountable

 

 

Inspired discipline

 

 

In my efforts

 

 

It was thru their efforts

 

That I was able….

 

 

To dream

 

 

To reach

 

 

Grow

 

 

And

 

 

Believe

 

 

 

My family also played

 

A big part…

 

 

For they always made me feel

 

 

Special

 

 

 

I am a firm believer

 

That if you are

 

 

Looking to achieve a goal in your life

 

 

You must first

 

 

 

Believe in your capabilities….

 

 

 

Focus on

 

What you are looking to achieve…

 

 

 

Thru discipline

 

 

 

 

Dedicate your efforts

 

 

Toward achieving that…..

 

 

 

Goal

 

 

 

 

Career

 

 

 

 

Outcome

 

 

 

 

View it thru your……

 

 

 

 

Mind’s eye

 

 

 

And

 

 

 

 

Go after it

 

 

 

 

 

Your efforts will be rewarded

 

 

 

 

 

You will succeed

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may….

 

 

Hit some bumps

 

 

Along the road?

 

 

 

Do not let that be a deterrence

 

 

 

 

A wise friend has told me that

 

 

 

Failure creates success

 

 

 

 

When you lose….

 

 

 

Don’t lose the lesson

 

 

 

 

 

You may follow your dreams

 

 

 

But…..

 

 

 

 

Don’t Just Dream……

 

 

 

 

Do…..

 

 

 

The world awaits you

 

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