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The Final Stitch

Every football that has ever been passed from one NFL great to another has come out of small Ada, Ohio. For the past 48 years Aunt Jane has had a hand in every Super Bowl football since the tradition began. —The Final Stitch. How A Super Bowl Football Is Made

Join Jane Hesler as she sees her life’s work make history.

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The Conscientious Cooperator

A lot has happened since I posted this story about Desmond Doss back in 2012.

Mel Gibson has directed a movie—Hacksaw Ridge—about Mr. Doss and his experience as a Combat Medic in World War II. The film is nominated for six Academy Awards this year and in six days the Oscar telecast will reveal who received the prestigious awards.

Resilient

…Let’s close the year by celebrating people, places, and objects that endure.
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This year will mark the 80th year that the Golden Gate Bridge has been open to the public. Thought by many to be “the bridge that could not be built”, it stands today as a monument to the imagination and determination of a group of engineers and tradesmen who worked

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

deja-foodI missed a deadline, but I have the goods.

DL Hammons had a Blogfest over the weekend where participants could select a post of theirs from 2016 and put it out for new readers to enjoy, or for older followers to read again.

I have selected a post from November titled, Nostalgia. Yes, I know, it ain’t what it used to be.

You can click here to hop over to DL’s Blog and read entries from the other folks who joined in.

My original post, Nostalgia, follows:

For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past…
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This has been a year of loss and a time of remembrance. Two of my former co-workers—Glen and Joe—have passed on, and two of my friends—Hollis and Rhonda—are heavy on my mind.

Hollis died a year ago last March and was the inspiration for this photo. He was a friend-of-a-friend and one of those people who you meet and wonder, How have we missed crossing each other’s paths until now?

Hollis was two years older than me and had been fighting Stage 4 Prostate for 8 years when I was introduced to him in 2008.

Doing More With Less

Kids living in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay create The Recycled Orchestra. Unable to afford traditional instruments they instead create all of their instruments from trash. When their story goes viral they tour the world, finally realizing their wildest dream: to play with the heavy metal band, Megadeth. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
—Vimeo website

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