Hidden Talent

Woke up this morning and as I always do I check my Facebook to see what’s going on in the world. That’s when I came across this post from my daughter. I couldn’t believe what she wrote I was in shock, not because of what it was about but how it was written. So I couldn’t wait for Christie to wake up and see her reaction to what Aubree-Anna had written. About an hour later I was going to see that reaction and it was just as I thought. Christie opened Facebook and started to read what Aubree-Anna had written. She looks over at me and says “Did she write this?” As tears are rolling down her face I said “I know right.” Little did we both know that she has such a talent. I was truly amazed at what was written. This kid has such a great talent I can’t wait to see what else she writes.

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Aubree-Anna wrote this

Vacation Day 2

Today wasn’t all that great weather wise, but we made the best of it. Christie and I walked on the beach this afternoon. When we got back I needed something to eat so we headed to Tacky Jacks 2 had some Mexican Garbage which filled us up then headed down to the bar had a few drinks and watched the sunset. Not tooting my own horn but I got some pretty decent sunset pictures. Now we are back at the condo just relaxing and having adult beverages.

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I Jumped out a Perfectly Good Airplane.

10:30a Today I will get my birthday gift from my wife and friends I will be going skydiving at Skydive the Farm in Rockmart, Ga
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This is what the sky looked like at 10:45am. I’m hoping it will clear up for a good view from 14000 feet.

Got to Skydive the Farm at 3pm due to low clouds they were delayed.
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At 3:45 this is what it looked like in the sky. We went airborne about 5:50. We jumped at 14000 feet, when we jumped out we did 3 flips and going damn fast free falling at 6000 feet I pulled the cord to open the chute and we coasted down for awile. Jerald Freeman my tandem guide tried to get to a cloud and a rainbow to get a pic of our shadows on the cloud but then realized that his gopro wasn’t working right so we were at 3000 feet and said “Shit we need to get back towards the farm.” So we floated back to the farm and as we did we turned left then turned right a few times getting pretty sideways. Then landing.

This is by far the coolest birthday gift I’ve ever gotten and YES I will be doing it again. Thanks to everyone that helped make it possible. You are the best.

Here are some pictures from the jump.

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Alma Esther (Meyer) Hastings

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Birth Date: 08/12/1914
Death Date: 06/02/2014

Alma Esther (Meyer) Hastings, 99, of a longtime resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully at the Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, surrounded by members her loving and devoted family on Monday evening, June 2, 2014.

She was born on August 12, 1914 in Kearny, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Emil and Emma (Beifuss) Meyer.

Mrs. Hastings was the widow of Alfred W. Hastings.

She is remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and cooking.  She was a member of AARP and had served as a treasurer and the Board of Directors at one time.

She had worked for the J. Lawrence Hall Company as a secretary and bookkeeper for many years.

Mrs. Hastings is a member of the Main Street United Methodist.  At one time, she served as the church secretary.

In addition to her husband and parents, her brother Alvin E. Meyer and a granddaughter, Natalie H. Hastings, predeceased her.

Mrs. Hastings is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald Hastings and Geraldine Brosnan of Hudson; her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ralph Wainright of North Augusta, SC; her grandchildren, Stephen and Christie Wainright of Austell, GA and Deborah and Donald Courson of Milwaukie, Oregon; and her great grandchildren, Dawson Wainright and Emily Wainright, both of Temple, GA.

Mrs. Hastings family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Fairview Nursing Home and Amedisys Hospice Care for the kind care they gave to their mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  They would also like thank their mother’s personal caregiver prior to her moving to the Fairview, Geraldine Brosnan for her many years of care as well.

SERVICES: A Private Graveside Funeral Service in her honor will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Marlborough, MA at the convenience of her family.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Building Fund, Main St. United Methodist Church, 154 Main St., Nashua, NH 03060.

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