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Dop Troutman
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The Troutman Family Bible
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 26th, will mark my parents' 56th wedding anniversary.  They were just about one month shy of actually making it to this date together. Tomorrow, Mom will experience this day without Dad for the first time.   When I wrote this blog...

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Laughter Through Tears
Dad's temporary grave marker Frostburg Memorial Cemetery Perhaps it's the self-preservation part of the grieving process that allows you to focus on the funny stuff when someone dies. Despite how inappropriate it feels to laugh during a funeral, amusing thi...

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Farewell, Dad
Probably the one thing most of us think about, more than anything else - whether we realize it or not - is the impending death of our parents. It's the one topic that we probably put the most amount of thought into, and it's certainly the thought we think a...

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50 Banned Words And Phrases
Because it's never too early to put the world on notice, below is the most recent list of the 50 words and/or phrases you are not permitted to utter in my presence because they either sound bad, have been overused, have been used incorrectly, or just plain ...

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My Farewell To Jeff And Matt
This past week, the end of an era occurred upon the death of one of my closest and oldest friends, Jeff Widdows.   Jeff died unexpectedly last week of a massive heart attack while shopping in the local mall.  Attempts were made to revive him, but to no avai...

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Happy Birthday, Dad!
  Dad did not come into
this world easily.  His mother was 14 years old when she gave birth to her first child - a premature,
underweight baby boy born in a throw=away place called Deal, PA.  Dad was born a “Blue Baby”, a newborn whose
blood is not oxygenat...

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My Childhood Bully Is An Electrician
Recently, I was back home visiting Mom and Dad for the annual "Birthday/Father's Day visit". My parents' birthdays are one week apart with Father's Day always falling in-between. It's been very handy that this has been the pattern my entire life. It's li...

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Road Tripping
It;s no secret that Kevin and I like quirky things.  It's probably what has attracted us to each other all these years.  I mean, who wouldn't be attracted to a man who is incredibly smart, ridiculously talented, super cute, and is passionate about things li...

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