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Barnegat Bits                                     Vol 8 Iss 35

President's Message: Families
Every week, we listen as we go around the room to announce what is making us happy.  Some are silly; many are heartfelt; and most are related to our respective families.  A success to be shared, a moment to celebrate, a time to enjoy.
But with the good, we also endure the hardships.  Families are the very best and worst things that happy to us.  They bring us our greatest joys and our greatest heartaches.  Every year, that is this week for me. 
May 29 is my brother Jon’s birthday.  This year makes 50 for him.  A milestone to be sure.  Happy birthday to my brother.
May 31 though will be the eighth anniversary of my brother Jim’s passing.  Many know this story about me.  It is part of what brought me back to New Jersey. And it still makes me cry at the very thought of it.  He was 47.  He had a glioblastoma brain tumor.  And he passed on the very last day of Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  He was much too young.
When he passed, he was not alone. His wife, Sherry, lives right here in Barnegat.  It was that connection to this town that brought me here.  And her birthday is June 2.  I think about Sherry every single day; I wish I could be closer to her, to be there for her better.  But it is hard for her I think; I look and sound a lot like my brother Jim. And so I will wish her a happy birthday again this year knowing that she still misses him like crazy every day and especially this week.
And so this week, I will have a few happy bucks for my brothers, for my sister in law, and for Brain Tumor Awareness. 
Paul Harris on Friendship
Quote of the Day
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” 
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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