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What is a Vet?

Today is Memorial day and it's a big deal. It's a day where we as a nation, take a moment and thank the men and women who've given everything for our country. It's easy for the true meaning of this day to get lost in the excitement of Summer starting and cookouts and picnics. But please don't lose sight of the day's real significance. Most of the things we'll enjoy today, we're enjoying because those before us made selfless sacrifices. On Memorial Day, I'm including some words by Father Dennis Edward O'Brien below. It's really more appropriate to Veterans day and while Memorial Day is different as it's honoring those who gave their lives, the big picture idea is the same. If you know a veteran or a family member of a veteran, take thirty seconds and say "thanks". It'll go a long ways. Trust me. To all my readers and their families who are honored today, I salute you and say "Thank You." Happy Memorial Day. --Ronn M

Goodbye Grandpa

NICHOLS, DONALD ; age 94; of Altoona, FL; passed away peacefully May 26, 2010; born in Conway, Arkansas, he raised his family in the Pontiac and Avon Township, MI area before moving to Florida. Husband of the late Thelma; father of Therman (Judy), David, Shirley (Larry) Anderson and Glen (Judy) Nichols; cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of six; brother of the late Geneva Barnard and Vaughtie Nichols. Mr. Nichols retired in 1972 from GM with 36 yrs. of service, a member of the First Baptist Church of Lady Lake, FL and former member of Rochester Hills Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, fishing, family gatherings and his churches. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Thursday at Rochester Hills Baptist Church, 3300 S. Livernois Rd., Rochester Hills with Visitation at the church 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation of Lake & Sumter County, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778 would be appreciated; a