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Before you came into my world, your parents were in college and I had a hobby farm with three donkeys--Florabelle, Matilda Mary Margaret and Buckwell Spent. I also had a Rhea (a big, flightless ostrich-like bird), two peahens, about 10 guinea fowl plus a Bearded Collie and several cats.Your mom asked if she might invite her boyfriend home for Xmas break. They had decided that they were engaged to be married. This was a surprise. When they arrived at our house for introductions, your mom stated your dad's surname is BURROWS, which delighted me endlessly. From the day they married, I changed the ringtone on my cell phone to that of a burro braying. That way, I know when she is calling me, and I get to say, when someone laughs at the ringtone, "Excuse me. That's my daughter. Her name is Burrows!" It never fails to delight!

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This is just a genius idea! I was orphaned early into my formative years. My mother died when I was 3 & my father was deployed to Vietnam only16months after my mother passed away. My knowledge of my parents is somewhat limited, but what I do know I want my grandkids to know their Grandfather was a hero & their Grandmother was the most incredibly strong woman. I would love to take them to see the building named for my father at Wright Patterson AFB. I’ve never seen Vietnam memorial, so I would want them to see both of those honors to memorialize my Dad. I would love to write a book so they never forget them. And also learn more of my history as well, living through it all & how the war scarred me for my entire life. So, let’s do this. If you pick me that is. Thank you listening to the truncated version of my life. 

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I’m not a Grammy yet, but have been preparing for years now. 

 

I have ave one son.  I thought I’d have a dozen!  He was so intelligent from the time he was born.  He spoke in sentences at 15 months, tied his shoes at 3 and was the teacher’s pet by kindergarten.  Of course, he would tie and untie shoes in the winter for recess. Haha

 

My son, Samuel is now in his final semester of college and he will then have his Master’s Degree and Doctorate.  He will be working with children to help stop team suicides, bullying and shootings.  

 

You see, my little boy and I lived in Lakewood, CO for two years and when the first school shooting at Columbine happened, he was in 2nd grade and in a lick-down until 8:00 at night.  He was 1/4 of a mile from the High School.  Parents had to be escorted by police to their child’s classroom and then your child needed to come to you before being escorted back to your car, lock it and drive straight home.  

 

We we already had plans in place to move home as soon as Sam was done with second grade, but this certainly was an extra push.  So, my son will have the unique perspective to  help find out children’s problems and prevent these things from happening. 

 

I’ve actually been collecting books, clothes, etc. since he was a baby.  I read to him all the time before and after he was born.  I talked to him about everything.  Even on a grocery shopping trip included showing him something and telling him the color or shape.  I got a lot of funny looks from people, but I started when he was born and never quit. 

 

I am am so proud of the man he has become and I would LOVE to have this book to record all of those little things and big events so those memories are on paper forever!

 

Smiles, Jane 

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My grandmother would take me each year to radio city music hall xmas show.  I never forget that memory. 

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The most important thing I'd like my grandchild, great nieces and nieces/nephews to know is that each one of them is special and has something to offer the world. We are all born and develop qualities that we can share to enrich ourselves and each other and to help the world. Get to know yourself and appreciate your unique qualities and talents and develop these to their potential. Don't worry about what the other person is doing or if you feel they are better looking or more talented. Your own talents and potential will shine through. Don't be jealous; it wastes time and energy. Be happy when others do well and do your best to do well yourself. Remember fairness, kindness, love and consideration go a long way to making friends. 

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I was born in 1966 and had the priviledge of knowing my great-grandfather Hiram M. Adams, he was born in February 1895. He would spend Sunday afternoons/evenings with our family and I learned so many wonderful things from him. He would sit in the family room with the children and pass on the stories of his life. This was during my highschool years in 1980 to 1984 before we had cell phones. There was nothing to distract a conversation other than mom or dad calling for the odd chore to be done. Great-Grandpa would play his harmonica and then sing us chuch hymn's, and he knew all the words to each stanza!  He was also a high ranking officer in the Salvation Army and would tell us about his work. At dinner he would always finish with a hot tea. And if we had cabbage at New England pot roast he would add a drizzle of vinegar to his cabbage. He also knitted, and I have a sweater he made for me and a baby set he made for my daughter. Great-Grandpa would also answer questions about his life and what it was like to live during the depression or what it was like to have an icebox. He grew up with out radio or television, he grew up in New York and had 5 sisters. I had the great priviledge of knowing this man and listening to history from a relative and someone who was there! I want to record this and pass it on to my family, my children, my grandchildren. The best part of this story is that this loving man lived to be 100 years old!  How many people can say they met someone from the 1800's?

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WOULD LIKE TO ORDER OR BUY THE BOOK.  WOULD NEED 2 OF THEM!    HHH

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If someone offers you a breath mint, take the hint.  And the mint. Cat Tongue

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I have a 4 year old granddaughter that I get to spend every Wednesday with. We do craft projects, a lot of painting, and play outside a lot. I take her to special events and to places like Clarks Trading Post, Santa's Village, and Whales Tale water park. She has a little snowmobile that she rides in the winter at my house and we go to visit her great grandparents on it. We have taken her fishing and on my pontoon boat and tubing.

I hope she remembers all our fun times together and they hold a special place in her heart since I am her only living grandmother.

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On Mother's Day 2017, my daughter and her boyfriend surprised me with the news that they were expecting a baby.  I had begun treatment for breast cancer in March 2017, and the anticipation of becoming a Grammy for the first time gave me even more strength and determination to fight with everything I had.  I referred to my fight as my "Cancer Triathlon" and the events were chemotherapy, surgery, and then radiation.  My prize was awarded to me 2 weeks after radiation, my final "Cancer Triathlon" event, ended when my grandson was born....the light at the end of my tunnel.  I'm now one year cancer free and looking forward to watching him grow up and making beautiful memories with him.  When he's older I'm going to tell him why I refer to him as "my light" and let him know how much joy he poured into my heart before he could even talk.     

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