Tag Archives: Family

Yellow Roses


In the past, I’ve tried to pass along the meaning of a variety of flowers.  Some of you may be thinking, “Oh no!  He’s on THAT kick again”.  Others may appreciate the fact that if you do your homework, you … Continue reading

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Products & Production


This was written prior to my spinal operation that took place February 14th of this year (2013).  Knowing I would be “laid up” for awhile, I attempted to prepare a few entries that weren’t necessarily “date” sensitive… Pastel Roses & … Continue reading

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“A Floral Fantasy, Part II”


I had spinal surgery Thursday, the 14th, which put me even further behind here…  I spent a week or so before the operation, cooking and freezing meals, stocking up on stuff around here.  Nearly one full day was spent satisfying … Continue reading

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Attending the 28th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival


With Summer, even Spring feeling a million miles away, it was real pleasure to partake in the annual Cathedral Flower Festival. And an even greater joy to derive such positive stimulus just a few days after receiving not so good … Continue reading

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Coffe & Art


Coffee cups are just coffee cups, or ARE they?  Recently as I am creating, the thought DOES go through my mind, “How is this going to look on a coffee cup?”  I realize THAT may be the backwards way of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…


Christmas Tree Stretched Canvas Print by dbuckman This tree has special meaning to me.  I  planted it  in the back yard,  the year my daughter was born.  I was fortunate to watch BOTH of them grow and mature, until a … Continue reading

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Mortality And German Shepherd Dogs


I haven’t written lately.  Between my shoulder situation and my spinal operation, I’ve had my hands full.  Yet, these recent events have caused me to reminisce again… Jim Croce did a song, which I realize was intended as a romantic ballad.  But, … Continue reading

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Pillows & Charity


I have been extremely fortunate to have some VERY good friends in my life. In 18 months, I have endured a shattered shoulder, a heart attack AND spinal surgery!  Though the saga continues, I would like to think I’m finally … Continue reading

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Retired Mack Truck And Two Stick Memories


A LOT of my life has been spent behind the steering wheel of an 18-wheeler.  In “those days” as I began my life on the road part of my education came from listening to the “old timers” I hung with in the shop as we … Continue reading

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House Calls


Following my most recent surgery, what the bills refer to as: “Allografts, morselized and placement of osteopromotive material and accompanying spinal arthrodesis.  Anterior interbody, including disc space seperation, disectomy,  Anterior instrumentation 2 to 3 vertebral segments.  Autograft including harvesting of the graft and bone marrow … Continue reading

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Genesis – I Didn’t See It


Before I loose anyone because THIS post deals a bit in religion, I only ask, give it a chance.  Towards the end, I included some biblical verses which may very well “offend”.  I’ll begin by saying, I have been fortunate throughout my … Continue reading

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The Happy Hunting Grounds


The Happy Hunting Grounds “I will follow the white man’s trail. I will make him my friend, but I will not bend my back to his burdens. I will be cunning as a coyote. I will ask him to help … Continue reading

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A Somewhat Lengthy Health Update With a Little Art Mixed In


No matter how the medical profession tries, and no matter how well intended your friends or neighbors,  preparing for ANY major surgery can be terrifying.  Regardless of how “routine” the procedure may be made to sound.  Hearing from the doctors, “We … Continue reading

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Joe Izens Music and More…


You know by now, you always get more than you bargained for, in my musings.  Someone once said, “You cover a lot of territory, but in the end, always manage to get your point across!”  This one is no different!  Yes,  my … Continue reading

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Westminister:


Shepherd Sundown Postage I had intended to post this writing in the third-party, in Skips new blog.  BUT, I am not technology savvy!  I rely on my friend Ann more than I should and Westminster came and went on February 14th…  Being the … Continue reading

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