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Full Name:chris howard
Last Login:11/15/16
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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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!!

***ZYNAH***





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...

https://my.desktopnexus.com/katehatheway/

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,

Elaine
OmegaBoo2uPosted by OmegaBoo2u   1/13/17 at 8:02am
JessoweyPosted by Jessowey   1/10/17 at 7:52am
hi have a group that I would you to join and add some picks please:

https://www.desktopnexus.com/groups/sydney-australia/

also please ask your friends to join as well thanks
PuppydawgPosted by Puppydawg   1/4/17 at 11:35pm
PuppydawgPosted by Puppydawg   1/1/17 at 2:56am
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   12/31/16 at 11:19pm




Father Time & I are dropping by to see you & say goodbye to



Let's say hello to 2017 instead! :D



Yahooooooo! It's a brand new year! Be sure to party and celebrate it to the max! :D

Best warm wishes for you in the New Year. I'm looking forward to more Collies, more Cows, more Wonderful Wallpapers, more Smiles, more Kindness, and more FUN on DN with you! :D :D :D

Love & Hugs,

Elaine :)

cehenotPosted by cehenot   12/31/16 at 3:36pm
Dear Chris,

Best wishes to my beloved friend for an amazing year ahead. May the sunshine of happiness always shine above you. May the dove of peace rest over you and live in your home. May the dense forest of love surround you all year round. May you have a lovely New Year!






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2rh4NiCtcM
CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   12/23/16 at 10:21pm
Hi..... I just want to stop by and leave you some Joy:



A little (wallpaper) present:



A blessing;


And to wish you a wonderful, meaningful, Christmas! :D


Thank you so much for being a part of my life this year at Desktop Nexus... my favoritest place ever! :) :) :)

Love & Hugs,

Elaine :)

PS. And last but not least, your very own decorated cow! :D

Well... I thought he was a cow.... :P oh well...:D


PuppydawgPosted by Puppydawg   12/23/16 at 5:44am
"It's not the gift, it's the thought that counts. So, I THOUGHT of getting you a very nice and expensive gift!"

cehenotPosted by cehenot   12/22/16 at 2:49pm
Dear Chris,
There are so many gifts I want to give to you this Christmas. Peace, love, joy, happiness are all presents I am sending your way. Merry Christmas!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pPpxsbqxR8






beth2shyPosted by beth2shy   12/16/16 at 7:54am
PuppydawgPosted by Puppydawg   12/16/16 at 4:41am


He asked for help and she could see why. Even with
her pulling and him pushing the little boots still didn't
want to go on. By the time they got the second boot
on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost cried when
the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."

She looked, and sure enough, they were. Unfortunately,
it wasn't any easier pulling the boots off, than it was
putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as
together they worked to get the boots back on,
this time on the correct feet.

He then said, "These aren't my boots."

She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face
and scream, "Why didn't you say so?" like she
wanted to.

Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill
fitting boots off his little feet. No sooner had they
got the boots off when he said, "They're my
brother's boots. But my Mom made me wear
them today."

Now, she didn't know if she should laugh or cry.
But she mustered up what grace and courage
she had left to wrestle the boots BACK onto his
feet again. Helping him into his coat, she asked,

"Now, where are your mittens?"

He said, "I stuffed them in the toes of my boots."

CollieSmilePosted by CollieSmile   12/10/16 at 2:31am

Hi Chris,

I am enjoying the Christmas season & looking forward to Christmas itself. I hope you are also. :)

It was harder than usual for me to leave the Autumn season, however. That's because I fell in love with the beautiful Autumn leaves in my area this year. (Actually, it's still Autumn, but all of the trees here are now bare. We also had our first snowfall yesterday, so it sure doesn't seem like Autumn!)

For me, the 4 wallpapers I've just uploaded are transitional. One has Autumn colors, but 3 of the 4 are Christmas walls. I call them that because (a)they have a lot of red & green in them, and (b)2 of the 3 "red & greens" have Christmas tree shapes in them!:D

All 4 of these wallpapers were made with only "natural" ingredients... mainly, leaves. I collected the leaves I used for nearly 8 weeks! (I can just hear some of you saying, "So THAT'S what she does with her spare time... lol :)

May you have a lovely Christmas season, with many blessings to come! :D

Elaine :)

PS. If you'd like to know how I came to collect over 1,000 colorful leaves, I've written a journal post about it. Here's the link:

https://my.desktopnexus.com/CollieSmile/journal/leaf-coll...






beth2shyPosted by beth2shy   12/6/16 at 6:50am
PuppydawgPosted by Puppydawg   12/4/16 at 1:57am
Three mischievous old Grandmas were sitting on a bench outside the nursing home when an old Grandpa walked by.

One of the old Grandmas yelled out,

"Hey, sweety, bet we can tell exactly how old you are!"

The old man said, "There's no way you can guess my age!"

One of the Grandmas said, "Sure we can! Just drop your
pants, your undershorts, and we can tell your exact age."

Embarrassed, but anxious to prove they couldn't do it,
he dropped his drawers.

The Grandmas asked him to first turn around a couple of
times, and then jump up and down several times.

Determined to prove them wrong, he did it.

Then they all said in unison, "You're 87 years old!"

Standing with his pants down around his ankles, the old gent asked, "How in the world did you guess my age?"

Slapping their knees, high fiving, and grinning from ear
to ear, the three old ladies happily crooned.....

"We were at your birthday party, yesterday!"

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