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Full Name:chris howard
Last Login:Today
Join Date:5/17/12
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My Website:www.facebook.com/specialmagic73
About Me:a fun loving, family oriented single guy
Interests:weightlifting, computers, writing, history, politics
Favorite Music:Carrie Underwood, Elvis, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Journey, Evanescence
Favorite Books:Hunt For Red October, Common Sense, The American Crisis
Favorite Movies:hunt for red october, the crow, planes, trains & automobiles, the avengers, it's a wonderful life casablanca, arthur
Favorite TV Shows:all in the family, andy griffith, cosby show, wwe raw, o'reilly factor, hells kitchen, 24, supernatural,
Favorite Quotes:" in spite of everything, i still believe that most people are good at heart"

"it can't rain all the time"

"never hate your enemies, it clouds your judgement"

" these are the times that try men's souls"
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gubiciiPosted by gubicii   8/15/17 at 5:53pm
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   7/31/17 at 11:13pm

Hi Everyone,

It's been a busy, but happy Summer for me-- which is the reason that I may not have been around to visit you for awhile. Well... mostly happy. Car problems that were not cheap kept me from seeing my 5 month old granddaughter for a couple of weeks, but at least the car is finally working again. :)

My job has been keeping me busy also. We are engraving a lot of Stainless Steel mugs right now. We have one type where each shrink wrapped mug must be unwrapped by hand before it is engraved. It's time consuming, and my hands are getting a little sore... but hey... it's a living! I can listen to any kind of music that I want to while I unwrap them too.:D

I try to upload at least 5 wallpapers a month. I uploaded one wall on July 4th. I tried to get more up here during the month, but things kept coming up. Finally, today, July 31st, I rushed these 5 wallpapers up here. I got them uploaded with less than 3 hours to spare; August 1st starts on Desktop Nexus at 8pm my time. (Michigan, USA) It feels great to have beaten the clock! :D I hope to get many more walls uploaded during the month of August, because I have a backlog now...stay tuned! lol

As you can see, I've got 3 Cows Group walls up in this bunch; and 2 of them are especially silly...:P :D If you aren't a member of the Cows Group yet, you should check it out. There is such an incredible variety of cow wallpapers in it scenic, unusual, cute, humorous, etc... I think this group has become one of the most interesting (and fun!) ones on Desktop Nexus! :D

I hope that you are having a great Summer also, or a great Winter, depending on where you live!

Elaine :)

PS. PUPPYDAWG/ROGER news is that there isn't that much right now. He is doing better, but has an annoying, chronic cough. I do think he could use your prayers. He wants to come back to Desktop Nexus, but he needs a new computer to do so. He has enough money, but he isn't very mobile. Hopefully, one of his relatives will be able to help him out with that soon. Believe me, he misses everybody!

gubiciiPosted by gubicii   7/25/17 at 5:41pm
CiTiBoYPosted by CiTiBoY   6/6/17 at 1:48pm
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   5/29/17 at 5:46pm

CiTiBoYPosted by CiTiBoY   5/1/17 at 4:23pm
CiTiBoYPosted by CiTiBoY   4/26/17 at 12:30pm
CiTiBoYPosted by CiTiBoY   4/17/17 at 3:04pm
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   4/16/17 at 12:59am

From the beauty of Spring and the fun of Easter Bunnies & all of the trimmings...

to the amazing & glorious meaning of this holiday;

I hope that you will all

Elaine :)

PS. Wonderful News! Puppydawg/ Roger told me that he will be getting out of the hospital tomorrow! Which will be Easter Sunday. :D

cat-loverPosted by cat-lover   4/2/17 at 1:18am
Hello everyone I have just had the following message from David ( AKA KAL6217) I will contact each and everyone of you to make sure you get this message, Please keep David in your thoughts and prayers at this very stressful time for him

Jackie, I'm here at the nursing home and I'm with mom and I believe that I will be losing my mom at some point so if you could let everyone know I'd greatly appreciate that so very much!!!
CiTiBoYPosted by CiTiBoY   3/13/17 at 8:00pm
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   2/28/17 at 12:51am
Hope you are okay... haven't heard from you in quite awhile...
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   2/28/17 at 12:50am
Hi to all of my friends & fans! I hope you are doing well and enjoying life on DN as well as in your own homes.:D

In January the weather in my area was on the frigidy-cold side. In other words, normal.:) I wanted something on my wallpaper screen that looked a lot warmer than I was feeling-- so I created the 3 wallpapers below. But I didn't get to upload them when I planned to.

Now that February is almost over, the weather has been well... weird. We've had everything here from extremely cold days, to days so mild I've almost been fooled into thinking Spring has come.

I know better though. I live in Michigan, the Great Lakes State of Unpredictable Weather. I'm convinced I'll find plenty of good use for these warm hued wallpapers before the Winter really ends.

Perhaps you will also! Hot Cocoa & marshmallows anybody?

Stay warm!:D

Elaine :)

PS. If you live south of the equator, I guess you'd better stay cool! But if you're a member of DN, you are always cool, in my book! :D

CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   2/13/17 at 11:14pm
Hope you are doing okay....
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   2/13/17 at 11:14pm
Guess what tomorrow is? Here's a clue:

What do you mean the zebra gave it away? Well... I guess you're right... lol :P :D

Have a great one! :)

cehenotPosted by cehenot   2/13/17 at 2:35pm
manizynPosted by manizyn   2/12/17 at 10:45pm
Have A Great New Week My Friend!!


PuppydawgPosted by Puppydawg   2/7/17 at 1:09am
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   1/27/17 at 8:27pm

To my friends & everyone else on Desktop Nexus,

I am the bearer of some sad news.

Betsey Butler, a member of Desktop Nexus since September of 2008, passed away on November 20th, 2016. I did not find this out until last Sunday, January 22nd.

Even if you did not know Betsey, please read on. I have something to say that you may never have thought of before; something that could help you and many others.

Most, if not all of us, have made some good friends on Desktop Nexus. Some of those friends may mean so much to you that you've even exchanged email addresses with them and have become pen pals, (or perhaps I should say email pals.)

Betsey and I were email pals. We wrote back & forth on a regular basis. Often it was just short notes. We had days where we wrote each other as much as 10 times. Sometimes 3 or 4 days would go by before we wrote again, but we always kept in touch.

On October 24, 2016, I wrote Betsey that I was about to go to Canada for the first time in 25 years, and that I'd let her know all about it when I got back. She wrote back;

"Have a great day!"

That was the last time that I ever heard from her.

I kept writing her, and got more and more concerned when I didn't get any replies. Betsey had dealt with some health problems, i.e. she had what she called a "small stroke" and had to go live in an assisted living center for awhile, but then she got her own apartment again. I began to wonder if she'd had another stroke and was back in assisted living with no computer access or something. It never occurred to me that she might have passed away.

I finally found out that she had from another one of her friends who was just as shocked as I was about it. My friend read it on her Facebook timeline. No details were given.

Whoever may still be reading this;

Please, if at all possible give a trusted friend or family member access to your Desktop Nexus account; your Face book account; your email account. You matter. People care for you. People will notice when you are missing.

Please have someone lined up to notify people, just in case you leave this earth. None of us knows the day or the hour when that might happen... If you pass on, people will wonder and eventually worry about what happened to you.

One Desktop Nexus member who did think to do that was Sparky/Kate Hatheway. Her sisters were able to access her Desktop Nexus account and let everybody know. That was such a wonderful to do...


I wrote to Betsey for 14 weeks without hearing from her. It hurts to realize now that I was writing to someone who would never read what I had to say.

I have been in mourning since last Sunday when I found out. That is why I've been wearing this wallpaper of Betsey's on my profile for the past week. (By the time you read this, I'll be wearing one of the one's I made for Betsey.I wish I could wear more than one wallpaper at a time!)

I put aside some abstract wallpapers I was going to upload last Sunday. Instead I have spent this week creating two wallpapers in memory of Betsey Butler.

This one is my mourning wallpaper...

I was only going to make the one wallpaper, but I decided that another one was needed. To the best of my knowledge, Betsey was a Christian and had Jesus in her heart. She is now in a better place...so I created this happier wallpaper in her memory also.

Please choose either of my two wallpapers and put your thoughts and memories of Betsey in the comments. I would love to read them and possibly learn some things about her that I didn't know before. :)

One more thing. Betsey fanned 387 members here. I've fanned only 159. If she has fanned anybody that I have not, and they are still active friends of yours, please let them know about Betsey too.

Thank you for reading this...and God Bless...all of you! This sad experience has made me realize just how special you are...

With much love,

OmegaBoo2uPosted by OmegaBoo2u   1/13/17 at 8:02am
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