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True Story©… The Poo Party!

       My birthday was last Saturday… While I will gladly continue to accept gifts and donations for the remainder of the month of July, this will be the last time I mention it here until probably next summer.      As I mentioned last week, I shirked the idea/expense/effort of a big cookout in lieu of putting on a Burger King crown and just having people show up and hang out with me all day in public places.   I chose to see Indiana Jones, to go bowling and then to eat Mexican food before heading back to the house.   All told, it allowed people to choose what level of their own entertainment they would partake in and pay for their own involvement in it.   Think of it kind of in the vein of a destination wedding, wherein your presence itself is the present.   That is literally all I asked anyone for.      Of course, things being as they are – but thankfully not to spoil a parade of IN door activities – it would rain off and on all day as the weather is wont to do in NC.   That mean

What a difference 11,323 days makes

As of the moment that this post will go live, I am now 31 years old. With leap years of 1980, 84, 88, 92, 96, 2000, 04 and 08, that is Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty-Three days in those 31 full trips around the sun. In that time, I have learned a great many things, gained and lost a great many things and people and importantly take from it a great many lessons. I guess I have my parents to thank here as well. I thank my dad for giving me a clear and concise portrait of how NOT to deal any children I should so happen to sire. I thank my mom for doing as best she could with what she was given. I thank the three of my grandparents who were alive to help raise me where pops just wouldn't, even when we were with him or when my moms just couldn't because of the hand we were dealt. I thank my late grandfather for the life lessons a man should impart on a growing boy, in the absence of the normally necessary father figure. I thank my moms especially for allowing us the chance t