Monthly Archives: August 2012

Co-Rider to Rider, Do I or Don’t I?

Thinking about making the move from the back seat to the front; or more appropriately, moving to a rider from a co-rider? It’s not an easy decision to make. It took me 7 years and 100,000 miles to make the … Continue reading

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Co-Rider – No Longer Just the Passenger

Ed and I with his new Ultra Limited Before we were married, my husband and I worked together in a job where lives depended on teamwork. Reading and anticipating each other became second nature. Riding together on the same motorcycle … Continue reading

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Maybe God Wanted us to Meet the Wrong People

Maybe God wanted us to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. Maybe when the door of happiness closes, … Continue reading

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What is a Fireman?

HE’S THE GUY NEXT DOOR He’s a man’s man with the sharp memory of a little boy who never got over the excitement of engines and sirens and smoke and anger. He’s a guy like you and me with warts … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Rookie Dispatcher

Fire! So late, so quiet.  The 24-hour clock reads 0317.  Three stamping time clocks  acknowledge each minute out of unison.  Otherwise, silence.  Suddenly the  alarm cuts and jump – starts my heart.  I grab the line. “Fire Department Emergency.”  So … Continue reading

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Starting Over

I am in the process of starting over with my blog.  My last one was hacked and totally wiped out.  Bear with me. There will be lots coming soon.

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Getting Started

Just getting started on this new blog of mine.  Should be some posts up in a few days.  In the meantime check out Ed’s motorcycle blog.  Just click on Motorcycle Tour Guide at the top.

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Three Eleven (3:11) – A Lifelong Connection

Mom and I about 1975             Mom and I had a special relationship, on a very unique level.  She had the ability to sense when I was in trouble and needed her.  Not in the traditional mother’s intuition way that … Continue reading

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Who Am I – Author Unknown

Arlene Pretty – Surrey Fire Service – Retired Who Am I? I am the voice that calms the mother when she calls stating; her child has started a fire  while playing with matches.  Or the cooking pot on top of … Continue reading

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Drugged on a Ship – Finale

Well, it’s been about 6 months since my drugging incident aboard Celebrity Constellation.  Guess it’s time I gave an update on the outcome and closed the book on this chapter of my life. I got the results from the hair … Continue reading

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