Derek Coward on September 20th, 2016

I made my own seasoning for taco meat. I gave some to Stephen. He took one bite and immediately said “Too much paprika.” I was impressed he knew what the flavor was. I had to taste some paprika just to see what he was talking about. I get the feeling that eventually he will be […]

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Derek Coward on March 14th, 2015

Both of my girls are gone. Lola left a few months before my precious Camille. I had just gotten used to not having Lola sleeping by my feet and pushing my legs off the edge of the bed until I yelled at her to get out of the bed. She would begrudgingly comply, then climb […]

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Derek Coward on November 1st, 2013

Stephen and I recently went to the 2013 Detroit Fanfare and while I took a total of zero pictures at the convention itself, I did take one of a very unenthusiastic Stephen before we left. And one as we were leaving. He was in a much better mood. You can really see it because I […]

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Derek Coward on September 24th, 2011

When Stephen was a little kid, he used to love Thomas and His Friends. It was without a doubt his favorite show. If I yelled out “Stephen, Thomas is on.”, no matter where he was he would come running to the TV. Those days are long gone. Today, I yelled out “Stephen, Thomas is on.” […]

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Derek Coward on May 4th, 2010

I have been putting actual content in my test messages and this is no exception. This is a picture of my granddaughter. One that I don’t think I have posted before. Isn’t she a cutie?

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Derek Coward on August 23rd, 2009

Yesterday Stephen had a shared birthday party with his cousin Mya, who is a year older. It was at Chuck E Cheese’s and it was a pretty good time. I was tired so I found one spot and stayed there until I was told we had to move out of the party area and head […]

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Derek Coward on July 30th, 2009

This is a bad picture, but my best friend Shawn Crump got a very prestigious honor. Here is the official Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COUNCILWOMAN BRENDA JONES PRESENTS SPIRIT OF DETROIT AWARD Shawn Crump, IBEW Local 58 Business Agent receives award at Detroit Skilled Trades Task Force Meeting DETROIT, Mi.-(July 28, 2009). Detroit City […]

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Derek Coward on July 25th, 2009

July 25, 2009. We had a family reunion at David Shepherd Park in Oak Park, MI. We only got rained on once and everybody seemed to have a good time. I hope to get more pictures sent to me from others who were there, but in the meantime, here are a few that I took: […]

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Derek Coward on July 6th, 2009

We aren’t positive how old Kimber was. He was a rescue cat that was found in an empty apartment with two other cats. I’m not sure what happened to the other two cats, but Kimber changed hands a couple of times before he came to live with me in 1999. On a continuous basis, he […]

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Derek Coward on June 19th, 2009

Stephen: Daddy, can I go swimming in a shirt? Me: No, why would you want to? Stephen: Because I don’t want to feel uncomfortable with my body. Me: (very long pause punctuated by me trying not to laugh) Sure, son.

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