january 28, 2019

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“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall

 

old friends

 

Reinette Jones has a heart of pure gold and she can light up the darkest room even on a bad day. When Stacy hugged her, and I snapped the top pic, I said something about being at a bad angle causing me to shoot up Reinette’s nose. Well, that’s when the hilarity started. I’m pretty sure I speak for Stacy and a whole lot of other people when I say I got lucky the day I met Reinette Jones and she became my friend. Never a dull moment.

november 11, 2018

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“Train your mind to see the good in every situation.” ~ Unknown

 

Marilyn hugs

 

Two weeks ago today Tanya Comingdeer and Marilyn Craig were enjoying a second day of music and fellowship at the 2-Pony Ranch. These women worked their butts off to make that weekend happen. They cooked, they cleaned, they tugged and pushed and pulled and carried and worked up a sweat to make sure everyone had the things they needed. I think I’ve said before, on that Sunday, I had one of my classic nasty migraines that kept me in bed most of the day though I did make myself get up and go out for most of the music. As the sun began to set I returned to my convalescent room and drifted off. At some point I either dreamed or heard a real voice outside my door say something like, “Okay, girlfriends, the place is clean.” I awoke Monday morning to find that, indeed, the place had been cleaned and then realized the voice had probably been real. Angie said Marilyn and Tanya had done the work. If that’s not incredible love and devotion I don’t know what is. I am so, so, so, so, so fortunate to know these women and count them among my friends, and I’m eternally grateful they look after Angie and each other.

 

Tanya smiles