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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Annual celebrations? Gone!

Well Dad, I wish your idea of declaring a birthday & anniversary-free zone could contribute to not allowing bad things to happen. I like the idea, but unfortunately sometimes life is totally out of our control.

So where did this idea come from? It started with my own flip with my bike (or should I say crash?) back in May of 2004, just 2 days before Dad's birthday. And the second push - I think, no, I know that this one was the real impetus for the statement - was Neal's cancer diagnosis, which came on Mom & Dad's anniversary. OK, you're right Dad - neither of these could be classified as good news. In fact, I'd classify the anniversary-day news as awful. But really - celebrating or acknowledging your birthday or anniversary did not cause these bad things. I wish...

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