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February 22, 2017

When I was a child, my parents owned and operated a small country restaurant along with two gas pumps called A-1 Truck Stop.  And note that I said “A ONE Truck Stop” not “Trucks Stop” as our parking lot could only reasonably accommodate one decent sized truck!  Even th...

February 15, 2017

Well, here it is, my 70th birthday.  That is a lot of birthdays!   And, as you can imagine, I’ve had some great ones!

When I was a child, I remember one birthday in particular.  My Mother made my favorite cake – she was an excellent baker – and I was allowed t...

February 8, 2017

Just recently, I came upon a story about a beloved coach whose students nominated him for a free trip to the Super Bowl because of the way he’d changed students’ lives over the last 33 years.  It was so touching to hear stories from his current and former students:  a...

February 1, 2017

On the morning of January 23rd, a fire broke out at one of my businesses, Smiley’s Antique Mall, at Micanopy, FL.  Fire destroyed approximately half of the 20,000 square foot building and the other half suffered extensive smoke, heat and water damage.  Luckily, the fir...

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