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Happy Birthday

MRD January 2013


Like many people, I have fond memories of my birthday.  As a child, the night before my birthday I could barely sleep - what surprises awaited me the next day?  As an adult, the excitement of the 20th has calmed.  I no longer expect presents and surprises.  Today the 20th is another day that I reflect on another year - and realise that I am getting older.

This year was different.  The morning of the 20th opened and I went to work.  It was a half day for me, as the family was preparing to travel to my parents house for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I remember playing with my son, Kajetan, before we loaded up in our Suburban.  We had been driving for only 20 minutes when my mother called... (more)

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