It wasn’t too long ago when emergency 911 transportation cost less than $100. I’m sitting here on this day-before- Father’s Day, looking out from where I am attempting to complete a jigsaw puzzle, shaped like the USofA. It has been a struggle, but it is coming together. Just as I was placing a piece in Nevada, Plano rescue units pull up below me. I am on the parking lot side of building 1 in Savannah at Westgate and the entrance is directly below. Another of my neighbors has a problem. I decided to relocate from Colonial Village in Longview due to the number of times “911” paid a visit. This is my second full month and already I have witnessed 5 such trips. I had my first back in February when pneumonia came to call. I would have preferred that ‘she’ stay away, but no such luck. I just paid the bill for that “911” call and the resulting hospital expense and believe me, they are a bit more costly than a few years back. (And, my cost represented ‘co-pay’). The whole charge was $200 less than my annual salary when I started teaching. Praise GOD for those who answer “911”!  Shame on those who abuse the service. Tomorrow is Dad’s Day and I am so blessed to be one. Thank GOD, my son and daughters continue to check in on ‘their Daddy’.  I pray for all the men whose day is spent sitting by a silent phone or whose door doesn’t get the knock. Email is so simple today. I can’t imagine any child whose Daddy is still around, failing to at least use internet.  All the Dad’s in my family will hear from me, you bet! I am thankful to be around when tomorrow comes. And, if not, I’ll be greeted by mine and MY FATHER and that WILL be a HOOT, donchaknow. GOD bless all those who answer when ‘911’ is called and those who respond with loving care at wherever we end up. That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.  AMEN

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  1. Happy Father’s Day to the man who put the fear into all my homecoming and prom dates!!! We won’t even mention the number of times my driver’s licenses were flushed down the toilet!😳😂

    All kidding aside, I am thankful that you are my earthly father. I love you so very much, and you will always have a very special place in my heart.

    I love you to pieces…m❤️


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