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By Jennie Hill


August 29, 2011

About a year ago my niece Jaime King sent me a wonderful book full of pictures of her recent visit to Missouri where we had celebrated her marriage. Every time I look at the pictures in the book I am reminded of how great it was to see all those family members and friends. Now looking thru the book again I realize that I never sent a thank you or a call to tell her how much I love the book.

I wanted to take this time to tell her how awful I feel for not doing so and to remind people that family and friends are here for such a short time. In the blink of an eye you can lose someone very dear to you so, tell those people you love that you do love them and that all the little things they do for you do not go unnoticed.

I got the following from a friend: "There are 5 things in life you cannot recover: A stone...after it's thrown. A word...after it is said. An occasion...after it's missed. The time...after it's gone. A person...after they die. Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret anything that made you smile, Enjoy Life it is very short!"

Thanks for letting clear my concience and reminding people to not forget the little things in life and the people that make a difference for you.

Jennie Hill
isign4u [at]
Council Bluffs , Iowa

About: "visited Ketchikan for about 6 months, love the area and the people"

Received August 27, 2011 - Published August 29, 2011


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