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This blog will follow Art's experiences as he walks across America on The Walk of Life. You can share your support for him or talk about your dedications to your loved ones that you have lost or are fighting some illness. Please leave comments and words of encouragement!

Walking Day #124...Saturday, December 29, 2012...happy birthday Joey...sunny with a tail wind

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Thursday The Walk was called due to rain and a wee bit of snow so we ran errands and caught a movie.  Saturday dawned clear and cold with an hour and a half drive to start where we left off Thursday.  Saturday was my son Joey's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY son, I love you and am proud of you. Today I walked for Dave and Noreen Wray.  They are the parents of a very good friend of mine, Lance.  Dave served during WWII and Noreen has been with him for 68 years as of tomorrow (the 30th).  Thank you for your service and congratulations on 68 years together.  When the day was over we had covered 22.2 miles (35.8065 km's) using 45,189 steps.  Findings for the day: 1 carpenter's pencil, 2 thin dimes, 1 rather beat up nickel and 2 pennies.  We started about a mile or two south of Pindall and finished up a mile or two south of Marshall.  I had a pleasant conversation along the way with Bob Younger (no relation to Cole) whose son was active duty and is now National Guard.  In Marshall a gentleman, Dave Watts stopped me to see what I was up to.  Turns out Dave is a walker as well.  He has walked EVERYDAY from 12-25-1993 to 12-25-2012 and on that day he hit the 10,000 mile mark not missing even one day in 19 years!  That IS dedication, go for another 10,000!!!  Dave also spent six years with the National Guard, thank you for your service. Tomorrow we shall walk again and forego watching football as the weather may be nasty on Monday.  As "they" say, "make hay while the sun shines" or walk before it starts to rain!!!...see ya'll down the road...cheers!!!

Sunset Over Marshall

The numbers for week 30:

111.9 miles (180.4839 km's)

231,877 steps

$5.40 in loose change

The numbers for Walk-to-Date:

2,605.8 miles (4,202.9032 km's)

5,061,982 steps

$59.07 in loose change

The hot news of the day:  A new driver showed up to replaced my irreplaceable brother, Vic.  A friend formerly from Washington state, Valerie Shafer, now from Arizona is between jobs and had graciously consented to be the new and improved driver for the duration, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!  I am looking forward to it.

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Joni Bund the MOM Tuesday, 01 January 2013

thank you thank you THANK YOU Valerie. Did you know Art has a sister with that name? I have been praying that someone would take over the very important support car driver position. Every day I saw that appeal for a volunteer and every day it was still there and I continued to pray, then today when I got on the net, low and behold it was gone, and I did not have to pray for a replacement any more. We Mothers, you know, just worry about our kids. Anything you want to know about the job that Art does not tell you, just ask me LOL. I am so thankful for your presence and dedication to the cause. Love, happiness safety, and success on the road. Joni the MOM

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Roxy Wednesday, 02 January 2013

All things come to those who wait.....upon the Lord.

I love you, Art. Well done,
Roxy

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