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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

‘Twas a good year . . .

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. . . for the Scagliones.

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Cec Bev Lou  Jean

By pre-arranged compact, Bev and I flew (not literally, we each bought a ticket for a Delta jetliner) to Toronto in July to attend Lou’s 75th birthday party put together by his wife, Jean, and they flew (not literally, etc) to San Diego for the party Bev put together for my 80th birthday in December.

Our visit up north also included a drive down to Bev’s folks in Pennsylvania, where we stayed with her uncle Don and aunt Nancy Linderman and managed to rub elbows with most of the extended family.

Earlier in the year, I was wiped out by a vicious malware program that chewed up and spat out everything in my computer. It struck while I was backing up so about a decade of data and info and pix were nuked to oblivion. So I got a new computer with Windows 8 (which I updated to 8.1) . A friend of my son Mike took my old one and scraped and scrubbed the old drive and said it would work again so I got a monitor for it and it is now my work computer. The new one is connected to the Internet but I save nothing on it. Anything I wish to save, I download to a flash drive and walk across the room to my “old” computer with Windows 7 and copy-paste files onto the computer as well onto flash drives labeled for specific files, such as Photos and Archives and Blog and Mature Life Features and so on, all in the name of Redundancy. And it works fine.

I did manage to recoup about 60 percent or so of what I lost – material that had been saved on CDs, DVDs, flash drives, an old laptop and a notebook I used to take traveling. That’s been replaced by a new tablet.

Out of both need and want, we got a new fridge, dishwasher, and dryer late in the year and I got my little red car painted – Aztec Red. I use my little red Nissan for a once-a-week Meals on Wheels run. Meanwhile, Bev has been making herself invaluable as a volunteer at Oasis, a St. Louis., Mo. – based seniors’ program that provides classes, travel groups and exercise.

A cozy Christmas to all and a comfortable New Year

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Written by Cecil Scaglione

December 17, 2014 at 6:28 pm

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