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Every year for Rodney’s birthday he wants the same dang thing: me to make him a fried chicken dinner and a devil’s food cake. I guess I’m a traditionalist, too. I have to put the number of candles on a birthday cake corresponding to how old the person is.

His tradition he loves. Mine, well it’s causing more difficulty for him each year.

(With Andrea’s help, he did get them blown out. Hee!)


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I woke up after midnight and thought “Hey. I’m FORTY!  FORTY!!” It made me laugh, it seemed so weird. And I didn’t feel old, I didn’t feel depressed, I didn’t feel worried, I felt…. happy!

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My baby’s 17.

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