Monthly Archive: October 2012

Your Next Step is the Cure™Halloween Hustle: Philadelphia 5K!

Ok so I haven’t written yet about Saturday’s 5K and that’s mainly because I didn’t know my official time or place. Well, today the results were finally posted on the web!

But first let’s talk about the really important stuff, the event raise over $ 60,ooo dollars for lung cancer research!  Lung Cancer is the number one killer of the cancers and the least funded! General Donations will be open for the next three months at the website for Your Next Step is the Cure™Halloween Hustle: Philadelphia 5K.( My only regret about the day is that we didn’t raise as much money this year as last.)

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Mom’s Memorial Service – October 6, 2012

So yesterday we ran around getting everything set up for my mom’ memorial service which was held today. With her many lists my wife did a wonderful job of coordinating everything, and making sure the day was perfect. She succeeded.  The service today was very nice.  The minister Craig Waetke give a beautiful eulogy and several members of the audience gave some nice personal remembrances.

The Memorial Table

The insert for the Memorial Program

The top photo is the beautiful memorial table of pictures that my wife created and the second is the insert that she made to be placed in the Memorial program. The verse at the bottom was from a hymn that my mom had wanted sung at the service, but the minister said it was a Catholic hymn and not in the church’s hymnal. He said that the organist had the music for the hymn and would play it at the beginning of the service.

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A Good Birthday Afternoon in Princeton and Allentown, NJ

The Old Man at the Record Exchange

So my wife and I spent this afternoon in Princeton and Allentown, NJ. First, I went to the Princeton Record Exchange to get whatever I could find for my birthday, we then visited Labyrinth Books on Nassau Avenue, on the way home we went to the cemetery at the Allentown Presbyterian Church and we ended the night with dinner at Bung’s. It was a nice birthday afternoon!  Oh, while I was in the Princeton Record Exchange, my wife was wandering around a very big cemetery about a block away!

Here’s my favorite tombstone that she took a picture of today, taken at the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Allentown

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A Happy Birthday to All who Share My Birthday !

Some Music for My Birthday from Albert Collins

Ok so today is my birthday, the 64th that I’ve celebrated! It seems like only yesterday my mother was writing in my baby book….October 1, 1952, Eddie’s first birthday, October 1, 1953, Eddie’s second birthday…. such a great writer she was…left me with so many written memories!

Here’s a picture from my first birthday party – (from l to r adults Uncle Ott, Aunt Polly, Nana Karn, Aunt Jean?, my dad (great shirt!) Uncle Kenny and Grandpop Karn. l to r kids – me, cousins Jimmy and Marti)

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