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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:08 AM

Post a wonderful memory

On the radio this morning was “Country Roads” by John Denver.* Took me back to seventh (or was it eighth?) grade and Mr. Baker’s guitar class. I was very good for a 13-yr-old. I loved singing with Mr. Baker. He and I performed “Country Roads” at the talent show. It was the first time I ever performed.

I missed my calling; I was meant to be a musician. But at least I have sweet memories like these to sustain me.

What’s one of your wonderful memories?

* John Denver was a distant cousin of mine. Strangely, but he and my father died the same way: their ultralights crashed.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:16 AM

1. Seeing my first dog's newborn pups when I was four. They were in my kiddie pool.

 

She was a stray mutt that we picked up from some farm house, not knowing she was pregnant mind you. The puppies were beautiful and went quickly - too quickly from my perspective.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:23 AM

2. Most of my wonderful memories would get the thread locked.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:48 AM

3. 14-Day Float Trip on the Colorado Through the Grand Canyon

Especially the ride through Lava Falls -- woo-hoo!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:01 AM

4. Showing my Black Angus steer at the county fair right before modeling my

advanced sewing project in the 'style show'. These were some of my 4-H projects when I was 16.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:16 PM

5. I got home home from a volunteer job and found out that I got my first job

as a nurse, on Nantucket Island. I just knew it would be a wonderful place to live, and the year I spent there was magical in many ways.
This was Nantucket in the mid-1970's; since then, I'm afraid the 2% has changed it.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

6. Jet skiing in Hawaii...

I kept looking for the fun police to pull me over and give me a ticket.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:18 PM

7. Reuniting with my brother and sister this past year.

I didn't realized there was a crack in my heart until we all got together and the crack was filled.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:20 PM

8. Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef

It took my breath away....the first time I put the mask on and looked down....I gasped and drew in salt water. Well, all of Queensland was breathtaking to me. Need to get back there.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:30 PM

9. Being a young SAHM with two beautiful little boys.

Such wonderful memories.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:49 PM

10. I was on a bus tour of europe. We were in austria and a white water trek.

The guides asked who wanted to steer the rubber rafts through a set of rapids. I, wanting to encourage the myth of amazonian canadian girls and having had experience white water canoeing before, said yes. It was wonderful. I dug into the white water naturally and with all the strength I had. Worked perfectly. I could control our raft and we got through the rapids with no upset. My trip leader said I was cheeky when it was all over because I was the only one who had the guts to do it. That was a great time in my life when I was in "wide open spaces" as the dixie girls sing and testing myself out.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:58 PM

11. When I was six or seven years old

the only "tall" building in Nashville was the L&C tower. One completely overcast day were in the car on the way around the city and a single ray of sunlight broke through the clouds and struck the building. Not in front of it, not behind it, but directly on it where no other sunlight appeared. Even that young I thought' "Wow! How often does that happen? And I got to see it!"

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:03 PM

12. How tall is that tree, Dad?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:21 PM

13. Being given my DD214 by the company clerk.

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