To be Continued

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Jan 192014
 

Well, here I go again. The tears are falling once more and it just took two glasses of wine to make it happen.

I am on my way home to Florida from England, following a visit with my daughter, Maiteland, and her two children. Next time I write a story on an airplane I will probably be coming back from visiting them in Continue reading »

Family Milestone

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Feb 152013
 

It has been over five hours since I leftSpain. At first I was quite calm, but things have changed dramatically. I am aboard the second plane toMiamiand then a third plane will take me home toTampa. Traveling has been a grueling experience for me today starting with my run throughMadridAirportinSpainto catch the plane that would start my journey home.

No time for emotions… just concentrate on making the airplane on time. I stored my thoughts or, we could say suppressed my thoughts, which equaled the emotions bubbling just below the surface. Lunch was served and I chose a glass of red wine. As I ate my food and drank my wine the tears began Continue reading »

Milestone: 60 Miles at 60 Years

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Feb 012013
 

It’s been seventeen years since I started my business inTampa,Florida. My data processing service has been going strong. The time and effort I put into building the business has paid off and I now have the opportunity to come and go as I please because of good office managers. The work we do is highly technical and it takes a competent staff to maintain the workload. And my group keeps things running smoothly while I take a few days off to head out on a new adventure.

I’m sitting at my desk when the phone rings. It’s Jean, a good friend of mine. She wanted to know if I would like to Continue reading »

My Real Father

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Jan 152013
 

It was a Saturday morning and I was outside watching my son Richard play. It felt quite warm for May and summer was definitely on its way. At the time of this story, Richard was not quite two and I was pregnant with my second baby. I lived in a nice two bedroom home in a good neighborhood inLanham,Marylandand my husband had gone to work for the day.

Next door to me lived my Uncle Ray. He was my uncle on my grandmother’s side and he and his family were renting from neighbors who had moved out of state. Uncle Ray had four children and he and my Aunt Neomi worked during the day. I didn’t get to see them much, mainly just on the weekends.

While I was standing there watching Richard, Uncle Ray came over and Continue reading »