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Hi! My name is Folger

I am a Congo African Grey from Kalamazoo, MI.

Ha Ho

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Congo African Grey

Cashews, melon.

Her cage or me.

Our Chihuahua puppy

"He is kind to me, gives me nice treats and delicious food and gives me the adoration that I deserve."

When she wants attention she will tug on my pant leg and say, "Tickle Folger?".

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  Flittin by on Wednesday
Good Wednesday Morning, all

.
With all the issues on the BC, we are beginning to reevaluate our time here..
We love all our BC friends, but it's taking too much time struggling to simply say "hi".
-
[I'm sure Julio is very nice, but we really need someone new in that box]
~
~Wings Up~
Flitzer

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02/24/2016 03:48.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Mornng
01/09/2016 02:37.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday Monday ....a Flitzer Day
Happy Monday, Folger, my friend!

-
A restful weekend here - Dad skipped some late-night events to spend time with me and crash early in his bed. I go to bed early almost all the time -- love my Happy Hut.
-
Uncle Geno gave Dad a new cord which solved the speaker problem - we are glad it wasn't something more serious.
= = =
Dad shared a favorite film w Geno "TOPSY-TURVEY" (1999) a behind-the-scenes look at Gilbert and Sullivan. Dad loves the film, I like it too, but Uncle Geno didn't like it. [whatcha gonna do...] .
~~~
Have a great day.
~Wings Up~

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12/28/2015 03:32.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
Happy Friday.
-
Uncle Geno came by for a late-evening movie on TV. Enjoyed his visit, but it was my bedtime and I flew to my hut. Daddy was sad that I didn't stay longer and socialize - but a bird has to keep his schedule, right?
[They were watching "THE GOODBYE GIRL" (1977) and laughing...]
--
Wow - Christmas just a week away. What a fun and festive time.
--
Have a wonderful day.
~Wings Up~

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12/18/2015 03:44.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Saturday from Flitzer
HA-HO, Folger and Family!

Happy Saturday. Hope you are well.
Dad had the flu AGAIN, but is slowly getting better.

--
Friday morning Dad took me across town for grooming with Aunt Maria. I really like her and things always go smooth n quick with her around. I don't even need a towel. Dad holds me gently as Maria does my claws and wings.
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Dad and Uncle Geno watched "THE IDES OF MARCH" with Ryan Gosling and George Clooney - very well-made political thriller.

= = =
Today Dad n Uncle Geno are making homemade pizzas. Hope they'll make one for me with Seeds!
~Wings Up~

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11/07/2015 03:01.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
Ha-Ho to all!

Hello from Buffalo.
-
Dad still has his cold - it's better but not gone. He is fightin the good fight.
= = =
The Buffalo Bills are in London this morning playing American Football. It's on tv at 9:30am this morning.

= = =
Busy movie weekend - Dad and Uncle JJ went to see the third part of Director Satyajit Ray's Apu Tilogy (1959) late-night at The North Park Theater ".
Friday night they say Carl Dreyer's "Day of Wrath" (1943)
= = =
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Time to eat carrots
~Wings Up~

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10/25/2015 02:58.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Ha-Ho, Folger and Family

Happy Wednesday.
Dad has had a cold but it's slowly getting better.
--
We are experiencing problems with the internet a lot lately - the weather's been damp, and that always affects our connection - silly "modern" problems.
--
Dad n Uncle Geno watched "MULHOLLAND DR." for the first time last night. Well, they weren't bored, but they're not sure they understood it at all. Dad's been told it is a "must-see"...so now he considers it "seen". Ha
--
Have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

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10/21/2015 03:35.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Ha-Ho, Folger!

Hello.
Dad's eye surgeon is very pleased with his healing. Everything is looking great.
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Our friend J.J's Mom will be moving today into Hospice care. We are sad for this time, but she has lived a long wonderful life of 94 years.

--
Dad is buying a subscription to The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be quiet around here some Saturday nights.
~~~

Many blessings from our house to yours
~Wings Up~

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09/29/2015 03:38.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Hello from Buffalo, NY.
We have been having beautiful weather. Dad sometimes brings me outdoors in my travel cage to enjoy the sun and watch the outdoor world.
~~~
I really enjoyed the County Fair Milonga. Maybe next year I'll get in the pie-eating contest - looked so much fun.
~~~

Dad spending a lot of time helping Uncle JJ. Uncle JJ lost his Dad in August, and now his Mom is failing fast - she is 94, a dear soul, and it's apparent we will soon lose her as well.
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Blessings on you and your happy homes.
~Wings Up~

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09/27/2015 02:30.11 AM Report This Comment  
  From Flitzer's Dad:
Ha-Ho, Folger!

Hello.

We were sharing crackers on the table Monday morning.
Suddenly I had a bird hanging off my nose.
He had clamped his beak on me - surprising us both.
.
Flitzer hung there for a long moment - squawking and flapping his wings.
Afterwards we both laughed. ~silly bird~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Recovering quickly from eyelid surgery and feeling pretty good.
Hope you all have a blessed day.
Flitzer Says: ~Wings Up~

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09/22/2015 03:39.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
Happy Thursday. Still Hot. Still Muggy. Still Miserable here.
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Dad shared a favorite movie with Uncle Geno Tuesday night: "PILLOW TALK" (1969) with Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Dad never tires of this fun movie.
--
Dad, JJ and Uncle Geno watched a fun movie Wed evening: "CITY ISLAND"
with Andy Garcia and Julianna Marguiles (2009), one of those small films that works well.

--
Hope things are well in your happy home.
~Wings Up~

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09/03/2015 04:39.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer the Birthday Bird
Hello dear friends.
Thank you So Much for all the HatchDay Wishes....it's great to be 7.
It was such a great day that I started doing my 'happy squawk' in the evening and wouldn't stop for a long time. Daddy laughed and laughed.
- - -
Dad gave me a happy day filled with treats and surprises. I even got Lemon Sherbet for a yummy birthday dessert.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Uncle Geno hosted another Marilyn Monroe Move Night on Thursday. They watched:
"The River of No Return" (1954) which was fun.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Dad and Uncle Geno went to the theater to see a German Film called "PHOENIX".
Dad called it his favorite film of the year so far. Sadly some of our friends have fear of subtitles - isn't that silly. Many miss out on such good films this way.

Thanks again for your gifts and wishes. ~Wings Up~

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08/22/2015 02:26.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer
Hello from Buffalo.
hot muggy days and nights. Last night was 79 - at night - ugh.
~
Today will be torrential rains all day - then it should cool down. Dad says if he needs to build an Ark, at least it will be small - just a Daddy-n-Bird Ark.
= = =
Dad and Uncle Geno went to see the movie "THE GIFT" yesterday. Dad liked it a lot -said it was very creepy and glad it was different than expected. Dad says they went to the movies to get away from the heat and humidity, but happy he enjoyed the film as well.

= = =
Have a happy day.
"Ha-Ho" to your happy family

~Wings Up~

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08/20/2015 03:48.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Fliter on a Friday
Happy Friday, Folger and Family.
--
It's been a rough week - with Dad's friend's wake/funeral/burial. I must say, 98 years is wonderful, but it's still sad to say Goodbye.
---
Friday dinner we are having Breakfast.
Corn bread waffles with real Maple Syrup. Bacon,
Goetta [Grandma brought it special for Dad from Cincinnati]
and fresh coffee. Breakfast at dinnertime can be fun.
---
Everyone have a great day.
~Wings Up~

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08/07/2015 03:24.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday Vote
Hello Bird Friends.
--
We got sad news: Our friend's Dad passed away. Joe was 98 and had a wonderful life.
He is survived by his wife of almost 74 years and many friends and relatives.
--
Movies we watched recently: The Sci-Fi Horror "VIDEODROME" and the Mexican Film
"Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN" [Director Curaron would go on to win an Oscar for Gravity.
We'd say both of those films are for selective tastes.
--
A little cooler but some rain this week. I'm starting Monday with some yummy fresh apples.

~Wings Up~

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08/03/2015 03:24.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Friday
Happy Friday, Friends.
Things are finally cooling a bit in Buffalo. Going to be much more comfortable today.
--
Dad's Mom is in town for a few days. Dad is spending Saturday with her. I don't know if she'll be visiting here. She is not a big fan of birds, although we did get along alright on her last visit.

~Wings Up~

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07/31/2015 01:02.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
"Ha-Ho" to you, Folger!

Hope this note finds you well.
Slightly cooler and more comfortable here in Buffalo, NY the past couple of days.
It should be nice the rest of the week.
--

Tuesday 4 of Dad's friends saw the movie "TRAINWRECK". Rude but funny.
--
Wednesday evening, a friend hosted a BluRay Night and 3 friends watched:
"RIFIFI" (1955 Directed by Jules Dassin) - the greatest heist film ever made.
--
Enjoying apples this morning. Yumm
~Wings Up~

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07/23/2015 03:49.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
"Ha-Ho", Folger my friend!

Happy Friday.
---
Thursday evening, Dad went with five friends to see a movie in the Tom Hanks Summer Movie Festival at the old Riviera Theater. The feature:
"A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN" (1992, Dir: Penny Marshall) . Dad had never seen it before.
The six of them enjoyed the movie, popcorn and a great evening together.

---
Polly mentioned something about being scared of a broom or mop. For some reason, I always shriek when Dad tries cleaning with a broom or mop. I don't know why - but they set off my Conure Alarm.
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Have a great day.
~Wings Up~

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07/17/2015 03:57.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer Hello
Happy Saturday.
--
Nice in Buffalo this weekend, although next week will be hot n muggy again.
--

I had a bout of night terrors last night - and kept "flittering" off my perch.
Daddy tried to calm me down but at first I "flittered" out of his hands.
Finally he got me - took me into his room and calmed me down.
-
I rarely get these, but it's scary for Dad and I both when it happens.
-
This morning I am back to my feisty self.

~~
Hope you are all having a great weekend.
~Wings Up~

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07/11/2015 02:11.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
- Happy Thursday, Ha-Ho! -

Cooler for a couple of days, but the heat and the muggies promise to return for most of next week.
--
on Tuesday Night Dad and Uncle Geno went to a Special Preview of the Robin Williams film,
"BOULEVARD". Afterwards they broadcast a Q & A with the director and a few cast members.
.
The film was a serious role {Dad prefers a serious Robin Williams]. A small film - sad, but well made. it will never be a big box-office hit, but it does show off Williams' talent.

--
Dad is excited about his upcoming 35th Year High School Reunion. - - Yes, my Dad is an Old Man. Hee-Hee. I'm around to keep him young.
~Wings Up~

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07/09/2015 03:35.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Happy Sunday.
Hope you had a great Holiday. The fireworks didn't bother me so much this year...but Dad was with me to protect me from BOOMS. He's a good protector.
--
Our 4th of July was warm and sunny and nice -not a drop of rain. Dad went to a nice party in the afternoon.

--
Today Dad and Uncle Geno are going to see "Magic Mike XXL" -sounds silly to me. Everyone knows birds dance much better than humans.
~Wings Up~

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07/05/2015 02:01.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday Flitzer
HAPPY MONDAY, BC FRIENDS
Rainy all day Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
- - -
Dad and his friend, Paul, went to see "A LITTLE CHAOS" with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman.
Good simple story - good acting. Kinda fun on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

- - -
Uncle Geno was over on Sunday. He and Dad are up to Season 5 of "Mad Men". Dad hadn't seen it before, and they're doing a marathon together of the whole series.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

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06/29/2015 11:33.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday Friday Friday
"Ha-Ho" Miss Folger!

Happy Friday. A beautiful day here today - sadly it's supposed to be cold and heavy pouring rains all weekend.

--
Dad got the toilet fixed (silly flimsy workings never hold up very long) and all is well.
--
Dad and friends went to a local little theater last night to see a production of the musical "THE WILD PARTY". A fabulous show presented by a local theater group. They had front-row seats so it was like they were in the middle of the wild party itself. Dad behaved himself and didn't get up to sing and dance. A fun night at the theater.
--
Hope you have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

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06/26/2015 03:38.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek in Buffalo
Happy Midweek!
a very busy week around here.. Today is a perfect Summer Day - sunny yet cool. No rain.
--
Dad had a bad day yesterday - everything went wrong - he even broke the toilet
[wanted to laugh but - sigh - have to be the caring supportive one].
--
Hope every birdie has a great day.
~Wings Up~

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06/24/2015 03:51.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Midweek Flitzer
Happy Wednesday, Folger --

--
On Tuesday Dad was gone a good deal of the day, taking friends across town to the doctors.
Afterwards they all went to the pancake house for food.
--
In the afternoon, Dad joined a couple friends to see the film "LOVE AND MERCY" about Brian Wilson.
Bad rains for the drive and doctor visits, then bright sunshine when they were inside for the movie - isn't that the way they say it goes.
--
Dad and Uncle Geno were here in the evening, so I did get some time with both of them.
--
~Wings Up~

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06/17/2015 03:19.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
Hi, Folger --
Saturday was the start of Dad's favorite weekend of the year -
The Allentown Art Festival -this was the 58th year for this huge outdoor festival of arts, crafts and food along the streets of the Allentown District in Buffalo, NY. Artists come from all over to be in this prestigious event.
Besides art, of course there is food, crowds, babies in strollers, dogs on leashes and the joy of Summer finally coming to the Buffalo area.
--
Nothing particular for birds, but the weekend gets Dad in good spirits, which is always nice.

A big "Ha-Ho" to you and your family.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

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06/14/2015 01:04.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Well-Bird Flitzer
Friday afternoon, I had my "well-birdie" check-up with the Avian Vet [Dr Wade].
The Specializied Care office is about a 40 minute drive. Dad drove and Uncle Geno kept me company in the back seat. My Travel Cage had carrots and pellets and toys.
--
Our usual room in the Doctor's Offices was taken, so we were put into the Rabbit Room - yikes - with photos and books about bunnies and such.
--
All is well.
The pain in the hindquarters is a new feather coming in right by the preen gland. No swelling, no infection - just a little discomfort.
--
Dr. says it's probably going to be fine in a week or so - just watch and make sure all is well.
~Wings Up~
==Flitzer and Dad==

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06/12/2015 05:12.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer
Happy Saturday.
A huge Bird Fair in town today - Daddy looking forward to that
[Well, I am too as it means great things for me].
~Wings Up~

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06/06/2015 01:38.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Happy Thursday from Buffalo, NY.

I hope you take your antibiotics, so you can stay well.

Dad says he will be blogging less often, now that it's Summer.
I still love you all and think of my BC Friends often.
--
Broccoli today - as Dad says, "to keep me green"
~Wings Up~

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06/04/2015 03:23.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Ha-Ho to you, Folger
How are you doing? How is your beak?

Thinking of you. Hope you have a sweet day with your Daddy

~Wings Up~

==Flitzer==

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06/02/2015 09:09.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Hot n Muggy Saturday - now a Cold n Rainy Sunday.

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Dad ordered a new chair for the living room - apparently has to be made and shipped before it comes to our home so I can poop on it.
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Dad shared the movie "Don't Look Now" (1973) with a friend last night. It takes place in Venice and is kinda creepy. I ignored most of it.
--
Have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

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05/31/2015 01:46.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer
I'm sorry to hear about the incident with Dante - your family and "beak injuries" ....my.
Hope all heals quickly.

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Some have asked about my photo. In this photo I am on a birdie-dish having a treat:
"Flitzer Coffee" A touch of coffee with a drop of milk and whipped cream. It is a favorite treat.
The Soy Sauce behind me is simply where Dad keeps it, as he uses Soy instead of Salt when he is cooking.

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Monday evening, Dad shared a favorite movie on DVD "AFTER HOURS" (1985 directed by Martin Scorsese). It's a very "different" dark comedy.
---
Hot n muggy this week -preparing us for the Summer ahead.
~Wings Up~

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05/27/2015 03:49.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Hello from Flitzer.

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05/26/2015 03:26.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Memorial Day Flitzer
Happy Memorial Day, Folger

Not sure what's going on today, but it will be warm - near 80 degrees.
--
Saturday, Dad helped friends celebrate their friend's 98th Birthday.
I can't count that high - 98 is such a big number.

--
Dad and Uncle Geno took a day trip Sunday in the sunshine -driving a couple hours away.
Nice day for a drive.
~Wings Up~

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05/25/2015 03:53.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
a quick Fly-By today

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05/24/2015 02:50.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Frost-warnings overnight. It's going to be nice the rest of the weekend, but -my, the nights have been cold for May.

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I love this photo. I'm sitting in the berry bowl in the kitchen, giving Dad a happy squawk.
[This is to make sure Dad doesn't mistaken me for a berry].
~Wings Up~

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05/23/2015 03:00.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
Flying By With Mischief In My Eye
~Wings Up~

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05/20/2015 03:25.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
A hot and muggy Monday here.
--
Dad and a friend went to see the film "The Clouds of Sils Maria" starring Juliette Binoche.
Directed by Olivier Assayas.

They liked the movie very much.
--
Hope your day is terrific. ~Wings Up~

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05/19/2015 01:03.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Happy Sunday.
--
Dad, Uncle Geno and I watched the movie "The Sweet Hereafter"
(1997, Dir: Atom Egoyan) yesterday - beautiful and sad film. One of Dad's favorites
--
Hope you have a blessed day.
~Wings Up~

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05/17/2015 02:47.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
"Ha-Ho" buddy!

Happy Friday!
--
Dad and friends took a Road-Trip to Rochester, NY on Thursday.
It was a beautiful day for a drive. Shopping, Visiting a Friend and dinner for the Best Thai Food in Western New York. ['The King and I' in Henrietta, NY]
--

At Daddy's request, one of the stops was 'Birds Unlimited' - a wonderful huge bird store.
[although Dad did let a beautiful turquoise green-cheek flirt with him, he knows that I'm the Bird, and always comes home to me]

Uncle Jim, Uncle JJ and Uncle Geno all bought me something special - as well as Dad.

I haven't seen all of my surprises as yet. I'm grateful to have such thoughtful friends.

~Wings Up~

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