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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

January 1, 2015.  A new year begins and an old year ends.  Last night the Lovely Sharon and I joined 30 or so friends to celebrate the New Year. It was a lovely evening and the first time in a long time I stayed up until midnight on New Year’s Eve.  I was tired and ready for bed when midnight arrived.  

I have spent 13 or 14 New Year’s Eve with the Lovey Sharon, each of which have been different.   New Year’s Eve at Ironwood Country Club, at restaurants, at friends’ houses and a few evenings of just the two of us at home.

I have always liked New Years.  Hopes and thoughts of being better during the New Year.  A better person, a better friend, a better husband, a better citizen.    I also have the same resolutions that most of us have- eat better, exercise more, lose some weight and be healthier.

Every year I start out strong; committed to do better in all thing but I seem to peter out at some point in the year. May be this year I will do better.

To all of my friends and family, I wish a happy New Year.

The Lovely Sharon

The Lovely Sharon Heading to the Course

We wish you a Happy New Year

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