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Celebrating a Life

IMG_3478How does a moment last forever?

How can her story never die?

Minutes turn into hours, days to years, then gone. But when all else has been forgotten, still her song will live on.

Samantha Eileen Dripps was born on Thursday August 8, 1985 in Pittsfield, MA and then returned to the arms of God on Sunday morning the 15th of September 2019. She was one of 372,522 babies born that day. Can one imagine all those babies crying at the same time? Well, Sam was one of those strong voiced babies that turned into a child with a heavenly voice that could hold one’s attention with bliss and intoxication.

Sam had an amazing freewill, she had the soul of a gypsy, the heart of a hippy and the spirit of a fairy.  Our memory of her will always be running through a meadow in her long flowing dress, barefoot, her long hair jumping with the north wind and adorned in a crown of wildflowers; happy, laughing, smiling. You can’t get any freer than that.  She gave all of us enthusiasm to follow her in this joy for life.

She is now in the air we breathe and with every breath we take. We will see her in the clouds above as she whispers to us all, words of love,  a love that has only been silenced in this realm. Until we are together again, we must listen for her song as she will now follow us and sing that forever song of hope where there is no more pain, and no more fear.

Her smile, her laugh, how she wore her heart on her sleeve, how she stood fierce and strong, backing  others up when they were wronged, that was how she lived. For all those who knew her, you will consistently remember her determination of unbridled independence.

We know that she will continue to be a wonderful mother that loves her children as she soars on wings of eagles, her light and sparkle flickering through them as they grow, protecting them from the force of the winter winds, they will always feel her brilliant and God given gentle smile of love.

Something in her happiness was captured in all of us, and that love will live on inside our hearts as she is a thousand winds that blow, the diamond glitter on snow, she will be the sunlight on ripened grain, and will always be that gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, she will be that swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.

So, remember her with smiles and laughter, remember her in her stronger days for her sweetness, for her caring of others, for that’s how she’ll remember you. Look to that solitary twinkling star in the night sky and know that Sammy will always be watching over all of us. This is how her song will live on.

Samantha grew up in Lanesboro, MA and attended Lanesboro Elementary School, Mt. Greylock High School, graduating from St. Joseph High School. She worked in healthcare field.

She leaves 3 truly loved children, Jacob, Isabella and Alexis.

We will be celebrating her life with family this week.

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Road Trip Time Again

2019 Southern Cross-Country Road Trip

We’re off again!

Last year we drove over 11,000-miles on a Cross-Country Road Trip that took us from our home in Virginia to the State of Washington and back. You can read more about the planning of our 2018 trip HERE and the re-cap of our adventure HERE.

Yesterday, we set-off on our 2019 Cross-Country Road Trip that will take us from Virginia to the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a visit with Pennie & Roy Williams (aka The Wizard of Ads) on the campus of The Wizard Academy just outside of Austin, Texas, a trip to Mission Control in Houston where they’ve recreated the nerve center that put the first man on the moon 50-years ago, a trip down Bourbon Street in New Orleans, a moment to reflect on a historic moment in American Civil Rights at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama and lots more along the way, finally returning home.

Our road trip this year will be only 3-weeks long and under 5,000-miles.

When we complete our 2019 Road Trip, Alaska will be the only state in America we both have not visited.

This blog will be on vacation for the next three weeks.

I’ll return with a new article on Sunday, November 3rd.

 

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Putting a Face on Change

Downton Abbey Movie

If you want to learn how technology has impacted our lives,

watch the Downton Abbey series on Netflix.

This past Friday, I watched the movie.

Stay tuned for my thoughts.

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Previously, Here’s what I’ve written this about the series.

They Bought a Wireless

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Taking a Media Break

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Back with a new article in two weeks.

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Spending the 4th of July in the Berkshires

tanglewood_at_dusk_photo_credit_stu_rosner_1_1It’s a 4th of July tradition in The Berkshires.

Picnicking on the grass outside the Music Shed at Tanglewood, listening to James Taylor.

James Taylor

Enjoy celebrating our Nation’s birthday safely with family & friends.

See you next week with a brand new article about how “Radio is the Load Bearing Wall of Audio Media.”

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Vacation Time

Cape Cod

A little R&R in Old Cape Cod.

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Still On the Beach

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New blog article coming Sunday, May 19th, about

“Great Expectations”

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