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Memorial Day 2011

Graves located on the front of the mound of Go...

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As much as I would like to just repost what I wrote last year about Memorial Day, I can’t do that.  But I will link to it!  CLICK HERE to see that post.

This year I still want to reflect on what Memorial Day should mean to everyone living in this big old country of ours.  Today, Memorial Day is the day where we honor all of those in our lives who have passed on.  We put flowers on the graves of our Grandparents, Great Grandparents, and sometimes Parents who have preceded us into the great beyond.
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Holiday Short Time Blues

22 December 2009


It’s almost Christmas. Why does the week up to Christmas always seem to be one of the busiest weeks ever. I know that I am about worn out and it is only Tuesday! Bah. Well in a couple of days it will all be over.

Until then, Be well


A Cold for Christmas

Common cold

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You know it doesn’t seem to matter the year, I always end up getting a cold around Christmas time.  I don’t know if it is because of the cold air and being outside, or if it because my kids are bringing germs home from school or because my wife is bringing home stuff from work.  The ER is a dirty, dirty place.

Whatever the reason, I seem to get the cold.  Sometimes I get a cold a bit earlier and hope that Christmas will be spared, but no, yesterday I woke up with a great head cold.  Maybe it will go away by Saturday night, but then again, maybe not.

The worst part of this, I have several gifts to finish making, and that will require more time out in the garage which is only a few degrees warmer than the outside.  I know you are thinking “Get a heater you dolt.”  and I would, except I can’t seem to find it since we moved.

So what to do…..shut your piehole Justin, take some vitamin C and get your presents finished.

How do you folks deal with colds during the holiday’s??

We will discuss it in the comments and then during tomorrows post.

If you haven’t yet, please update your bookmarks as justinsbrainpan may be leaving the internet in a few short weeks!  this site will forever then be on!

See you tomorrow, I have gifts to finish.


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The Return of Poetry Tuesday: All Pales to You

Hello all.  Today I am returning Poetry Tuesday to the lineup!  This poem is one I wrote for my wife not too long after we got married.  I thought it would be appropriate with Valentines Day coming this Thursday.  Let me know what you think, and feel free to share it with your Sweetheart!

All Pales to You

By: Justin Matthews

There are stars alight in the winter night,

But all pales to you.

The Dawn shines golden o’er spring fields,

But all pales to you.

The summer is green, the trees shine with sun,

But none compare to you.

Trees are put to shame, You light the room, the space, the Universe.

My heart glows with thoughts of you,

My life better for having you.

You swell my heart to bursting point,

complete I have become.

Without you, Life is empty, the winter cold.

The midsummer blues can touch me not when I am with you.

You are my sun, my heart, my angel.

My everything is yours, do with me as you will.

I will never leave, nor be cast aside.

You my Dear are my one True Love!


Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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