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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

A Step Back in Time

Yesterday was a good day. It was a long day, but a good one. To start off with, met a friend for lunch in Dry Ridge, KY. This wasn't just any friend though - she was a friend from back in the day that I hadn't seen in 20 years or so. We somehow lost track of each other and earlier this year she found me through Facebook. Its been great catching up with her on Facebook, but there's nothing like seeing her again in person. We caught up on our families and talked over old times marveling that either of us managed to survive those days. That's all I'll say about that. ;) To think that we're now two old ladies eating lunch at Cracker Barrel is, well, pretty amazing.

Then it was back to Ohio to meet up with another friend and drive to Lebanon, OH to take in their Christmas Candlelight Carriage parade. I'm sure its something to see - if you can see it. Lebanon is a beautiful historic town that is the perfect place for a horse drawn carriage parade. The dozens of little shops brimming with antiques offer a welcome escape from the cold. All in all, it was beautiful - except for the crowd. Wow. I have no idea where all those people come from, but to be honest, I would have enjoyed it much more if it hadn't been so crowded.

It was fun hanging with my friend though. We took Brian's Ford Focus because my Jeep is lacking heat. I thought I'd show her how the sync system worked so I pushed the button and said, "USB Line In, play Christmas". Of course I got the message "I didn't understand what you said" from the nice lady in the computer so I repeated it a few times, getting louder each time. My friend who has no idea about such things started laughing because she thought I was cussing out the car calling it a "You SOB". Once she realized that I was saying USB, as in USB cable, and once I realized she thought I was saying something else, we both cracked up.

So, yeah, it was a good day.

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