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Sad, Sad Day

We went to a funeral this morning - the 37 year old son of friends of ours. He was killed in an automobile accident while on business in Minnesota last Sunday. We didn't realize he had been in the Army for 8 years, and thus the Patriot Guard was on hand. What a beautiful service! I am proud to know his wonderful parents, and pray that God is with them as they suffer this horrific loss.

We also had a nice visit with mom today. She showed me her new watch. My brother and sister-in-law took her shopping to Walmart last Saturday and she bought the watch and a pair of shoes. She doesn't get out much anymore, so it was nice for her to go shopping.

The boys are having a Video Game/Nerd party tonight. Corby and I went out to eat at Abuelo's (one of my favorite places) and then wandered through World Market. Boy I could spend a lot of money there!

We are how hibernating in the basement while the wild party goes on above us. Oh, to be young again. They have so much energy. I just want to take a nap!

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Cowgirl said…
Oh my gosh, Linda, that was Zach Tanner wasn't it? I remember seeing his obit and immediately felt sad. Given the fact that he was my age, I'm pretty sure that he is the same Zach Tanner that I knew in elementary school. And if I remember right, his grandma lived next door to me on Santa Fe when I was a kid. I hadn't seen him since elementary school but remember that he was always such a nice boy. He was a cutie, dark hair, and brown eyes. That is so sad.

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