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Old 07-05-2006, 12:47 AM   #21
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We were married just over a year at the time. We were at a BBQ at my FIL's house after spending the day with my mother and father) at our annual shared birthday parties with me and my mother. Later we went to the C. Club (he was an avid golfer) and watched fireworks. Later we watched the various big city shows on TV. Not exactly exciting but it was in a younger more naive time. It was before kids, before debts, (we rented a duplex), fun when we could find it, (wife was an RN and worked every weekend and holiday for the first 5 years we were married), and it was a time of dreams and expectations. I still remember the expecations of an uncharted future.

This one was spent at home with my DW who is still recovering from a very painful surgery. I have not enjoyed very much over the past 4 weeks as I have been her primary caretaker and companion during two extended hospital stays and now home recovery. We hope next year will be much better.
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Re: July 4, 1976- Where were you?
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14, on a family vacation from NY to California and back, by road. On July 4, 1976 we were at Pikes Peak, Colorado, and it was snowing.

Steve, prayers for your DW.....

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Just back home where I was stationed in Germany after a month-long camping vacation in Spain. We (DW and 4 year old son) had camped for a week on the beach at Estepona next to a 40-ish couple that retired from the army and lived in an RV, mostly in ski areas in Austria and Switzerland in the winters, and near beaches along the Mediterranean during summer, and had done so for ~5 years.

Here's a snapshot from the trip... this guy should have retired early himself, like the army guy!
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French Quarter/Bourbon Street/New Orleans.

I think there was a fireworks display off a barge in the Mississippi but??

Ahem!!! - French Quarter/ New Orleans - need I say more.

heh heh heh heh heh heh - burp.

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We were invited to a big BBQ at the next door neighbors. Wife ate a bunch of ribs and went into labor. Our first-born (daughter) was born at 12:05 am--missed being a July 4th baby by 5 minutes. Still blame that 'hot' sauce for kicking things off a little early.
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About to become a wink in my parents' eyes in a few more years. Sorry I missed the big party Maybe I'll make it to 96 years old and see the tricentennial. From my flying car.
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I had just graduated from college and was starting my first job located on the gulf coast. I remember going to a fireworks show at the beach. Pretty neat show.
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Well, after several days of introspection I'm forced to admit that I have no idea what I was doing then. I was 15 years old at the time, getting ready for my junior year of high school, and very few of my teenage traumas experiences actually transformed themselves into long-term fantasies memories. Spouse suggested that I call a few old girlfriends, but I've been married far too long to fall into that rookie trap.

However I bet my efforts on that date involved chasing explosives, alcohol, girls, dark corners, or some combination of the above.

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Here's a snapshot from the trip... this guy should have retired early himself, like the army guy!
Yeah, but I bet they pinned a really really nice award to the sheets of his hospital bed...
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14yo working at funland. mini golf, video games and go karts.
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Spent the day at the Oakland Naval Medical Center where my stepson was recovering from brain surgery. He had suffered a depressed skull fracture when another kid threw something at him...it was touch and go for a while, but he did recover. Not a pleasant memory of our 200th anniversary!
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Cube, what kind of a workplace environment provokes you to find avatars like that one?

I sure hope it's the workplace, because I'd hate to think that's what you do for fun in the evenings/weekends...
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Hmmm, is that an indirect insult Fuzz? Watch it or I'll whip (look at Ouchy the clown avatar) your cottontail into submission.
Hmmm.... Okay? what do I have to do to spur this on?
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The same one that provokes me to find a Rhino wearing a thong. :P
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Just getting over the high of celebrating my first Birthday.
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The same one that provokes me to find a Rhino wearing a thong.* :P
Like I said, as long as it's occupational & not recreational!
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