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Delectable December 2014
My Toast To You!

My Toast To You!

Happy New Year and a BIG welcome to 2015!! I know there are many, many of us who are so happy to see the end of 2014 and a new beginning for 2015. May YOU be filled with love, contentment and peace in all that you do this coming year. May the stresses be minor and the fun be much.The beginning of December and some of the bad news continues with others that I had been close to passing away (Dr. Mel Robinson) and learning that Dr. David Silverstein closed his practice due to neck problems and the inability to be able to work properly. Now there is a YOUNG person!. Then the untimely death of Gail Wiesemann. Does it ever end???? And most of all, my dear Viola in Panama. Altho she was 95, that lady was as sharp as a tac until the last day of her life. Viola and her family (my dear friend Isabel who you all have heard me talk about) is the one who literally made me feel so comfortable and at home here in Panama when I first arrived. There was nothing that would not be done for me to make me comfortable. I always enjoyed wine with Viola and she loved the really good Brie cheese I would buy to share with her. She loved good music and when Isabel and I would go out to dinner with music, she was always ready and at the door to join us. Not invited, but she was ready to go. What a wonderful and lovely lady. To all of the above, who have truly been a part of my life, you will be missed. The reason I have chosen to write this is that I have stopped dead in my tracks – literally, to realize my own mortality and to stop and think of how I want my life to go on and certainly in what direction. It is very sobering to realize that we truly do not know how many years we all have left to live in good health and be able to do some of the things we still want to do. Yes, I do have a “bucket list” and I now know that I better start doing some of those things while I can. And it also enough of being morbid. So let us go back to my original thought of HAPPY NEW YEAR and on to the fun in 2015!!!!! read more…

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