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Ann DeFee | A Valentine Day Greeting
Uncategorized / February 10, 2009

I received my first “significant” Valentine in the second grade. The kid grapevine was abuzz with the news that Arlon (hottie of our class) wanted to be my boyfriend, and when he presented me a frilly red Valentine my eight-year heart was thrilled beyond belief. Since February is dedicated to love and romance I thought I would share some quotes that range from the sublime to the hilarious. Faces of Love If you get a card with a picture of Cupid on it, consider this one. I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. Author Unknown. And if you’re having second thoughts about love, here’s another one. Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975 Okay, I got that out of my system, now on to the sublime. Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our…

Ann DeFee | Wanderlust
Uncategorized / March 24, 2008

Wanderlust – once you succumb it’s like a chocolate addiction, tantalizing and almost impossible to kick. Growing up in a small south Texas town my childhood was a comfortable cocoon of sameness. I went from learning my ABC’s to the angst of puberty with an identical group of kids. But even while I was cruising the streets with my carpool buddy’s I knew I was destined see the world. I just didn’t know how far reaching that would be. Now let’s fast forward to my life as a nomadic Air Force wife. At times the travel and moving was frenetic and sometimes it could even be exasperating, but it was always an adventure (all 23 moves). I had an opportunity to meet new people, to see new places, and to create my niche in places all over the world. I skied in New England and Bavaria, hiked in the Pacific Northwest, explored Roman ruins, stuck my toe in the North Sea, the north Atlantic, mid-Atlantic, south Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, got up close and personal with a lobster trap and watched the America’s Cup race from the deck of a Coast Guard ship. What a…