a very belated Christmas

Earlier this month, we FINALLY made the drive down to DC to celebrate Christmas with my family. Our trip was originally scheduled for late December, but was postponed due to illness. Synching up four different familys’ schedules proved harder than expected, so we decided we might as well tack on a Valentine’s Day celebration, too.

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i am a veteran

After living here for more than 10 years, I finally joined the American Legion here in town. I’m not sure why I never pursued any involvement before; I suppose I was always busy with school or work or, now, having a toddler. I was also guilty of assuming it was only few old guys who hung out there; on the contrary, there are plenty of members my age with young families. In fact, this particular post–362–is the ‘youngest’ in Western New York.

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