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We welcome you to leave your comments and thoughts at the end of this post! First, I have to say, I literally laugh EVERY single time I see Lloyd Bridges in this shot from Airplane. I try to imagine if he was upside down when they took the pic, or if it was hair gel [...]

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Don’t even care if anyone will ever see this, but I have to write this somewhere. I REALLY miss my girl as Christmas gets closer. I keep all of my posts professional, but can’t right now. There’s nobody to put up all the Christmas decorations, nobody to spend 10 hours putting up stuff that nobody [...]

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We Did It Ourselves… By Steve Hoogenakker Bear with me, this will all tie out in the end. Scene 1: It was November 4th 2011. My daughter was getting married the next day. In preparation for the father of the bride toast, I spent hours searching for the profound piece of advice I could give [...]

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She’s Going Home! God called, they have a lot to do and they want Teri to help. If you have prayers, there’s no better time to ask, because Teri is on the job, she loves you and she likes to stay busy. She passed away in the loving arms of an incredible extended family that [...]

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I am standing on the sea shore Teri is sleeping comfortably at the hospice house. It is beautiful, just like her, it’s where she belongs. I am standing on the sea shore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object [...]

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Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:08 AM, CDT written by Steve Hoogenakker Going to Kirsten’s wedding today “We’re going to the chapel and we’re…Going to get Married.” Well, not us, but if you are over 40 yrs old, I’ve stuck that song in your head for awhile! Yes, Kirstens wedding is today. It was moved up [...]

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Important people in our lives Having someone with a serious medical condition is kind of like sitting at your kitchen table building a house with a deck of cards. You go along, carefully placing all the cards to build the walls and roof, and then an unexpected breeze comes along and knocks it down. Yesterday’s [...]

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Besides posts about Mark Wirkus and Ole, this is the most painful post I’ve done. It’s no surprise really. When LandCare first took over my business, (the wallstreet firm), they had a better idea of running an entrepeneurial organization. Their plan was to leave the strong owners in place, share information and best practices to [...]

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