As Time Goes By

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Today I celebrate 28 years of wedded bliss to Devoted Spouse.  Time sure does fly.  I can’t believe it’s been that many years.  And they said it wouldn’t last…just kidding.

You see each other every day and you never notice the changes — here’s an old pic from our wedding – I can’t believe the two people in the middle of the shot are us!  LOL

I hope we have another happy, healthy 28 years!  Especially since he gives me great blogging material.  😉  That’s it kids – nothing hilarious today – just wanted to share this special day with you.  {Hugs}


Happy New Year

Crone and Bear It wishes for you and yours a wonderful 2011.  May you enjoy peace, happiness, joy, love, good health, prosperity and may God richly bless you and your families!  Thanks to my 19 faithful readers for sticking around this last year.  May we enjoy another year of silliness, sarcasm, witticisms, jokes, bad puns, and my rapidly shrinking neural network…..



Happy 4th of July!

EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer; Devoted Spouse and I all wish you a very happy 4th of July.  Take a moment to remember the cost of our freedom.  Also remember to treasure our current freedom – then say a prayer of thanksgiving to those who serve our country and put themselves in harm’s way every day for our freedom and for the freedom of others who wish the democratic life.  Now get out there and grill some hot dogs and hamburgers kids! 

(adorable pic above of EmmaLou courtesy of my good friend Laura – thanks sweetie!)

Happy Memorial Day

Today is not all about hot dogs and burgers on the grill nor is it about the sand and the sun at the beach or a treasured day off from work.  Today is about remembering all those brave men and women who currently serve or have served  (many giving their lives) in our Armed Forces.  Today we take time from our busy lives to honor them and thank them for keeping America the land of the free and the home of the brave.  For those of you non-military, the above picture is of F-16s flying what is known as the missing man formation – this particular photo came from the U.S. AF media gallery.  The pic is entitled, Airmen Honor The Fallen and is described as F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots performing a missing man flyover during a memorial service Oct 22, 2009 at Shaw Air Force Base, SC.  The pilots were from the 777th Fighter Squadron and the pic was credited to Senior Airman Kathrine McDowell.

I have witnessed a missing man formation flyover and it is a very emotional sight as you understand its meaning.  So please keep all our service members in your hearts and in your prayers.

To Devoted Spouse:  Thank you for your 26 years of service in the Air Force.  You bravely spent time in Vietnam and many other locations doing your duty in service to your country and I and many others salute you and thank you.

Now…DS please toss a veggie burger on the grill for me.  sigh…

Na Na Na Na Na Na…You Say It’s Your Birthday?….

Hey it’s my birthday too, yeah!  That’s right – born on the day after Christmas…the day when everybody is too pooped to celebrate a birthday…everybody but Devoted Spouse and EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer.  They’ll make sure I get my share of birthday treats!

It’s not easy having a birthday the day after Christmas, but I wasn’t consulted.  Devoted Spouse knows the rules…no presents wrapped in Christmas paper and no combination Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday cards.  And NO Christmas bows used on the packages.  Simple, huh?

To celebrate I have to listen to my favorite birthday song one more time!!! Crank it up!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Crone and Bear It wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Please take a moment to reflect on all our amazing Servicemembers who cannot be home with their families for Thanksgiving.  Let’s all give thanks that they want to serve their country and keep us safe.

God Bless!