My Family! Mom and Dad, Kevin & Linda and Sean. Jim & Kathy, Jackie & Mike and Phillip, Megan (and her daughter Katlin) and Ethan, My children: Devin and Sarah, and my Lil' brother Richard!
Our Dad: "My Ol' Man."
My best friend: Steve & his finance Lynn and their children!
The Every Other Thursday Night Poets!
My friend Alan McKinney of Killaloo and his Wife Anna! They welcomed us as if we were old friends. Thank You Again!
My Monday Night Bible Study Group!
My Church Family! Everyone in our congregation including past and present Pastors!
My 3rd Cousin Barb! Who sent me this:
the day she sent it to me. Its back in my wallet already.
Everyone I met in Ireland! Ian Bartlett of St Columb's Cathedral, Henry at Greenmount Lodge, Gillian Gilmore at the Ulster Scot Agency, Ann Carson at Carnglass Farmhouse in Ballybogy, Andy at Cornerville on Howth. The random guy on the street who gave us directions in Dublin... and everyone else who did likewise every other time we looked lost! I know I'm leaving out people here so please forgive me....
All the Women I have Loved! Ann (The unrequited love of my youth), Christine (The never requited love of my youth!), Gail (I still remember you eating baby food on break with great abandon, it was cute and so were you.) Anna; (My ex wife; though we no longer speak we shared more than 15 years together and brought two wonderful kids into the world despite ourselves, had a mostly good life while it lasted, and I still remind my kids there were some good times that need to be remembered too.) Cheri (The unrequited love of my middle age. With whom I learned that patience and self-sacrifice in the service of others (Mostly other peoples kids) can have a lasting effect for good in their lives.) Shelley (I miss your smile, and your three girls too! Thanks for understanding we had different paths) Jennifer (You taught me that a nieve, trusting open loving heart can be taken advantage of repeatedly... I learned a valuable lesson, Alcohol IS A DEMON that can destroy lives, especially those who are trying to help.) Dawn (I know you let me go for my own good and I will always remember you and your boys through the fondness of rose colored glasses...)
All of my Kids from VUMYF! ...over the years (You know who you are!) (...and you always will!)
Boy Scout Troop 73: and the Scouter's and Scout Leaders who have been and still are my Mentors. Tom Roe I miss you so!
My Faithful Doggie!
The Kids I took in who took me into their hearts! Matt (The first of Devin's buddy's who needed a place to stay and a bed to crash on.) Cameron/"Tweeter" (The second of Devin's buddy's who made my old couch his home. I was proud to be your friend and I am happy to know that you eventually reconciled with your Father.) Amanda (My other daughter, who never forgets me on Dad's Day!) Robert (I know that someday you will bottom out and begin the journey back up again, and I pray that you will be forgiven by yourself.) Michael (What can I say, I hope you and Herbie are happy, I hope your Mom will someday be happy and I was proud to be your Dad for a while!)
My Trip to Killaloo!
Killaloo Ord. S. 22 :Alexander Gilmore
Location 5-B :House and small garden :₤10
This Fortune Cookie I got last night!
The 99 other people I work with at "Hannaford of Voorheesville"... I love my job and working with you all everyday, Thanks! ...it makes working easy when my work place is enjoyable!
My Readers: From 56 Country's and Every State in the U.S.!
My 101st blog! Which will take place in Killaloo! ...well we were there when we filmed the video anyway... !
I could keep going but I know I'm way over 100 and... me tired... need go sleepy bye now....
oh... I started thinking about this on Tuesday, thats why the date is set that way at the top of the blog.... Its Friday A.M. now so ignore that please....
Thanksgiving Day 2008