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18 Years Smoke-Free

Eighteen years ago I went to a place for laser acupuncture to quit smoking. I had half a pack of cigarettes with me.

Halfway through the treatment, I threw the pack of cigarettes away.

I haven’t had one since.

I had tried many different methods to quit smoking before but none had quite worked, until this one.

Oh, the money I’ve saved over 18 years! I was in a store recently and saw the price for a carton of cigarettes, more than $78! In Tennessee! I was paying less than that for three cartons in Illinois 18 years ago.

New Umbrella Canopy

The canopy on the patio umbrella that we bought almost five years ago tore and ripped and the wind finally took it almost completely off the framework.

We didn’t want to have to replace the entire cantilever umbrella framework so I looked for canopy replacements. The first one we bought was just a smidge too small. I think it was because our umbrella has solar-powered lights built into the ribs and the center of the umbrella is a little larger than normal.

We had measured the ribs correctly for the first one we purchased but hadn’t accounted for the center hub. When I ordered another one, I made sure that the measurements had a couple of extra inches to accommodate that center hub and it fit perfectly.

Putting a new canopy on your patio umbrella is much less expensive than having to buy a new umbrella and the process isn’t too hard.

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52 Photos – Week 52

Final post of the 52 Photos Project.

I might try again in 2025…

Apollo engine at Kennedy Space Center.

Merry Christmas!

What Christmas is all about:

Merry Christmas Everyone!

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Early on a beautiful Sunday morning 82 years ago, the world changed.

At 7:55 a.m local. on December 7, 1941, the attack begins.

Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor Attack

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor to remove what it saw as a threat to the empire’s southern expansion. The Pearl Harbor attack hurt us badly, but it also hardened our resolve and brought us fully into WWII.

Snopes has some photos that were purported to be found in an old Brownie camera years after the attack. The story was untrue, but the photos are archival and genuine.

The U.S. Navy has a Pearl Harbor site with more photos.

Chris at A Large Regular has linked to this National Geographic Pearl Harbor site in the past. It has a multimedia timeline, survivor stories, a kid’s section, and more.

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