February 25th, 2021


Blast from the past (200.9)

One of my favorite parts of Facebook, and a feature I try to hit every single day, is their On This Day page, showing my posts from that date in past years. Sometime in the last couple of weeks, LiveJournal has started sending out daily e-mails showing summaries of, and links to, past posts from those dates.

I don't know if I need to receive a daily e-mail, but I do like the resulting trip down memory lane. I also appreciate the blurb at the bottom that says they're trying to avoid sharing links to sad posts.

I've already done a lot of re-reading of my LiveJournal at various times and for various reasons, but this is a nice way to surface some memories from the past. My LiveJournal is going to be 20 years old this fall, so it really spans a huge chunk of my life.

"Can we be friends?"

My two little girls met for the first time four years ago today, and we had just over three years with Auggie. 💜
The last few days have featured Facebook memories of the lead-up to this meeting:

  • I don't believe in the no-win scenario.

  • Never give up. Never surrender!

  • Never give up and good luck will find you.

  • What do you mean that's it? I'm not giving up! And neither are you! And neither am I!

Auggie was scheduled to be euthanized the previous Friday if we didn't come up with something.
I don't give up.
It was hard to come around to accepting that letting Auggie go last spring wasn't giving up, but, once again, giving her the life she deserved, right up to the end.

Remember my friend, August Moon Pie? She needs some serious training on how to get along with other dogs, and she needs...

Posted by Mark H. Anbinder on Monday, February 27, 2017