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Times were tough so I returned to work when my firstborn was just 24 days old. Grandparent caretakers and lots of pictures kept her close to my heart until I could get back home. I like most typical parents filled work breaks with blow by blow accounts of her first milestones. I was always ready, willing, and able to talk about my progeny. This is one of many stories I told about her at work.

My little girl at two was quite verbal. Her chatter and use of big words were amusing to say the least. She loved animals so off we went to Destination Catskill Game Preserve, breeding ground of both domestic and exotic animals. A coin bought a bottle to feed the baby goats. Their energy and will almost knocked my toddler over. How she cried! Then she pointed to a black with white striped equid to her and said, “Horse.” I shook my head no and said “Zebra”. Excited, she shouted over and over, “Bra-zeer, bra-zeer, bra-zeer. A very attentive crowd looking all around and some not so old dirty old men began to laugh.

I always meant to write the story down and the other ones that came along over the years with her then her three bothers as she called them. Isn’t sibling rivalry great? But responsibilities came first, things happened, and the moments passed TOO QUICKLY.

That was back in the 60’s in an age where party lines still existed and personal computers didn’t. Laptops, ipads, and smart phones have changed things big time. Today’s information moves at the speed of lightning… only exaggerating a trifle. Recently I was introduced to the social network – pronounced Banter. Describe it as
free, simple to use, fun way to share the best of times or otherwise with family, friends, and followers. Check it out for yourself at and get those vignettes of life down for posterity – short, sweet, neat. I will always regret that I didn’t take the time.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Bnter Campaign and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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