Wednesday, July 22, 2015

THROW BACK THURSDAY ~ MY DEAREST



This is my dearest back in his running days, before 5 bypasses, a stint and pacemaker.  He always wanted to run a marathon.  He was up to 14 miles in his training, but then the heart problems cut his running days short.  He was in really great shape here.  

God has been very good to us as Don's family history took his grandfather, father, brother, and 2 nephews at very early ages with heart attacks.  My dearest is a survivor and enjoys his life at 77.

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    1. HaHa...that's what I thought when I met him at Biola College.

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  2. It is a wonderful photo. It's also fun to see the car in the background. Wishing you both a restful evening and a good day tomorrow.

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    1. It's not our car, bur in the neighborhood. We are looking forward to lunch with some friends tomorrow. Probably means I'll be posting food again..HaHa

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  3. Hubba, hubba! Five bypasses. Wow. He's had a few kicks at the can... and, happily, still kicking!

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    1. Oh yeah....he's still a can kicker!!! And a happy camper too.

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  4. He is a survivor!!! My Louis Dean's father died in his 60's but his mother was in her 90's before she passed away! LD will be 79 soon.....but you can't tell that by looking at him! Especially since he just had a recent date with Lady Clairol!

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    1. Your Louis Dean is a looker too. He sure doesn't look 79. Ha Ha maybe I should introduce my dearest to Lady Clairol... Love and Hugs

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  5. Good to know. My motto is always 'I will survive' and it has helped me though many illnesses and problems. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. You can't have a better motto. I too am a survivor. Had a Cancer journey in 2009...but cancer free now.
      Thanks for being a faithful follower.

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  6. God is good. Love this photo of Don! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. Isn't that a cute photo. A friend emailed it too me. I had never seen this particular one.

      Blessing and hugs back to you, dear friend.l

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  7. Years of running probably helped him avoid a heart attack. Mine ran one marathon and said never again. He does 15 minutes a day on his treadmill in addition to our daily walk.

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    1. WoW..congrats on the marathon. That's quite an accomplishment. In our running days, Don did the 6 K and I did the 2 mile. Fun Runs were a lot of fun and met some wonderful people.

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  8. A handsome guy who still enjoys some fries and a hamburger every now and then. It's wonderful what living in the 21st Century can mean. Continued good health to him!

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    1. Thanks...I have to agree. Years change us all, but he's still my handsome guy. We old the hamburgers down to a once and a while basis...but they sure taste good.

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    1. I think so, and Don's very happy to be 77.

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  10. Lucky you! And....lucky him♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  11. Wanda, I am so thankful that God has given your husband many more years. Of course his earlier days of running have helped him be a better shape to survive the surgeries he needed. Blessings to you both . xoxo,Susie

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    1. Yes those healthy, exercising days were of great value. Blessings back to you. Hugs.

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  12. I think he is going at super charge speed for being 77.
    I wish I had that much get-up-and go!
    Waiting for Mark and both kids to arrive today.
    Praying for fun times.
    Will fill you in after they go home.
    I just ran out of time. (:0)

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    1. Oh I'm go glad for you. Enjoy your time with Mark and family. Love you guys.

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