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It Was Just An Idea

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

Many summers ago when I was a teenager, my grandfather took my brother and me to Big Diamond Pond in northern New Hampshire for a weeklong vacation at Sportsman’s Lodge. We stayed in a log cabin on an open hillside overlooking the lake. The days were sunny, warm and lazy, filled with flitting butterflies, chirping crickets and songbirds. We spent hours swimming, boating, waterskiing (well, mostly my daredevil brother), fishing, catching lightning bugs at dusk and generally creating our own mischief. Adolescent hormones coursing through my veins at the time also compelled me to sneak glances at Cindy, the lodge owner’s attractive daughter. Granted, she was at least four or five years my senior, but no harm in looking, right?

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