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Trying Times

Up In Smoke


I recall back in elementary school my brother and I got our hides tanned for smoking! Yeah you guessed it, elementary school kids! Well we laid off the stuff for years picked it back up in high school and the race was on.....I smoked all through high school and through my days in the US Military....Smoking as such did not bother me much back then being young and running six miles a day in the military kept my stamina up pretty good....


Once I got out of the military I continued on the smoking path for about another 20 years all that money I wished I had back...Of course back then cigs were only like $1.75 a pack high for the time but not nearly what they cost now...Then my brother, who has since passed God rest his soul got me on the Dip craze as he like me was a smoker....I avoided the Dip for a while but then took his lead and gave it try and from there the rest is history...I continued to Dip for about another 10 years or so but one visit to an ENT doctor changed the only complexion..


It's funny how all it takes is a doctor giving you the long face to change your attitude. And makes you see just how fragile life can be....

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Lau Tzu (600 b.c.)

 'when the student is ready the teacher appears'


It is great to see you doing a blog.

Many people will see this trail you are blazing and perhaps gain insight and strengths from your example.


Love seeing your  'N O D(ip) E' this morning.  


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