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8/5/19 7:59 P

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I'm glad you're back in St. Louis, too. I LOVE St. Louis, what a charming city! I could totally see living in St. Louis, and would never want to live in Florida.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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8/4/19 1:23 A

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Tonight we were at my sister's house. We've had a tough time over the years over some issues that were serious, but I decided that she's my only sister (have no brothers) and we should cut out the nonsense. It was nice actually laughing and having a decent relationship tonight.

It tore me up when we moved to Florida in 2010. It meant leaving my little grandson and my two sons and DIL. I didn't want to deny my husband his better job opportunity, but so very glad that we moved back permanently to St Louis last year. People ask if we are crazy moving from Florida to St Louis, but I just smile and tell them that although some might feel Florida is paradise, there's no paradise without family.

Also found out that it's way better for one's health to not be carrying grudges, but still can't quite put that into practice with my MIL. She's one mean woman. LOL.

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8/3/19 12:26 A

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Your family sounds like mine. My two oldest sisters were 12 & 14 when I was born.

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I am the oldest of 4. I had 3 brothers. The one closet to me died suddenly while in St. Martin at their condo in 2010. We didn't see each other much but did have some similar activities. I have 2 brothers that we see fairly often or should I say sporadically. One is 6 yrs. younger than I am and the other 17 yrs. younger. We are traveling different roads but meeting up in ID a week from tomorrow. We will be joined by the older brother's son and family from WA. They have a young son we haven't met so it should be a fun week together.

We do meet up with Roger's side of the family about as often. Thought our trip was going to be cancelled as Roger's eldest brother is in the hospital and was in ICU for several days. He is now out and doing better but a long recovery. He is in TN. Roger has 2 older brothers and a younger sister and brother. His cousins and us get together monthly.



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I have seen two of my sister's in 2 years. My Oldest sis it's been a few months.

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She’s 21. Thankfully she has my aunt nearby. I anticipate she’ll be moving in with her soon. I couldn’t stay in her house as she lived there with my cousin.

I called my sister today. I haven’t talked to her in only a week but I miss her so much it consumes me.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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That's tough. How old is their child? Oh wow. So sad. On a good note I am getting together with my Sister's in a couple of weeks. I am the baby of the family.

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8/1/19 9:43 P

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emoticon We made it through the week! emoticon


I posted on my blog yesterday about my cousin passing away last month. He was 39, and he had a heart attack. It was very sudden and very tragic. In a weird coincidence, my colleague's daughter-in-law died four days later of a heart attack, also 39 years old.

The worst part of my cousin's passing for me is that we were very close growing up, but we hadn't been in touch in a long while. I sent him a card four months ago when his ex-wife tragically and suddenly passed away (yes, my cousin's daughter lost both parents unexpectedly in a four-month time period), and I mentioned how it's times like these that make you realize how you should make time for those you love. I told him that he and his daughter should come visit me here in DC, but if not, I'll be moving to Texas in a few years, and we should visit each other then. But now we can't, and it breaks my heart.

Anyway, my point is that we need to remember the people who it would destroy us to find out they were gone, but whom we haven't contacted in awhile. Your challenge this weekend is to REACH OUT TO AT LEAST ONE OF THESE LOVED ONES. Let them know you are thinking of them, you miss them, and you hope to see them soon.

Have a lovely weekend!


I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." - Nathaniel Emmons

My hobby is writing letters and decorating them with stickers. Send me your address if you want me to send you a letter.

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