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August 31

august…was the first day in 1987 I began working @ TMCCC (That Major Credit Card Company), not knowing I’d eventually be there just shy of 22 years!  August 5, the last day in 2009 I was employed there, and had health insurance coverage.

Until Medicare kicked-in as part of my awarded Social Security disability two years later.

Funny, August 5 is the same date coincidental with ending my last stretch of three sessions of chemo for lymphoma over six months, and being told I was ‘clean’. (in 2009).  And my hair began to grow back.  And when I first noticed a zit in the center of my forehead, ultimately determined to be basal cell carcinoma. (also in 2009)  It got to the size of a half dollar.  I took two years to get it excised.  Couldn’t afford to, and well, fear.

I still am clean of cancer, as of this date. 🙂

And am very grateful.

It was August 1960 when my Dad married my StepMom, and I was throwing up most of the day – an unheeded warning?  August 8 was her birthday.

And in 1977, my Dad passed away.  In August.  Almost exactly the same day as Elvis.

Overall, August is not one of my favorite months – except the whole continuing in remission thing.

Focus on the things for which you have gratitude, my friends.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “August 31

  1. Funny how certain dates seem to recur and/or reverberate throughout a lifetime. But good reminder, sir.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 31, 2013, 8:41 am

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