#atozchallenge, F is for Flames…

I told the family I didn’t need a flaming candle for each year!  But did they listen?   No, they never listen…

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“You can’t start a fire
You can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

You sit around getting older
There’s a joke here somewhere and it’s on me
I’ll shake this world off my shoulders
Come on baby this laugh’s on me…”*

*Lyrics from Dancing in the Dark, one of my favorite workout songs by The Boss.  It always makes me smile 🙂

 

On a sad note, farewell to country music legend Merle Haggard who died yesterday,  April 6, 2016, on his 79th birthday…

 

~Diane D.                                                            Photo credit:  Google

 

(My AtoZ Challenge theme is birthdays)

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66 responses

  1. Most entertaining…..Thanks! Hugs!

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  2. Fabulous post for F. I love this song too, it was always good for doing the house work to!

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    1. Thanks, you just want to keep moving when it’s playing, right?

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      1. Absolutely 🙂

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  3. Candle for each year…no thank you! I’m beginning to get scared to continue doing that for my son and he’s only 11! lol

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    1. We will have to have a fire extinguisher ready for mine, lol! But I hate those little number candles even more!

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      1. Oh yeah…the numbers are kind of a kick in the face at this point!

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  4. That’s a lot of candles! But, the cake looks so pretty!

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    1. It’s a great picture, isn’t it? That’s how I’m feeling this year 🙂 Thanks for reading!!

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      1. I am enjoying your theme very much!

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      2. Oh, thank you so much! It’s been fun writing it

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  5. The Boss! Love him. And Happy Birthday!!🎂

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    1. Me, too! Thanks for stopping by and the birthday wishes!

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  6. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen 😊
    Ps- sad about Merle too

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    1. Thanks, doll, well need a fire extinguisher this year, lol! Losing so many music legends this year 😦

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      1. I can top it this year😎 in fact we’ve deemed candles fire hazards in our house.

        It has been a wave of terrible losses, hasn’t it?

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  7. When you hit 30, it’s time to switch to the numerical candles for your cake! And another music legend goes… It’s been a hell of a bad run.

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    1. I don’t even want those number candles staring me down, lol! It has been a bad run — and Merle died on his birthday, so sad…

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  8. Great song by the Boss! So sad about Merle. Another legend taken in the year 2016.

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    1. I know, what’s with that? Seems like so many this year, or maybe I’m just noticing more…

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      1. It’s not a good year to be a musician.

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      2. No kidding. Maybe the gods that are charge and listen to my voice and determine that I’m not a musician at all. 😀

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      3. Giggling. Now don’t be saying stuff like that! But you might want to sing offkey some this year!

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      4. I’ll try singing Bohemian Rhapsody. That’ll keep ’em away!

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  9. Nice way to incorporate the theme for “F” today. ❤

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    1. Thanks so much. I’m gonna need a fire extinguisher this year!

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      1. I’m trying not to think about it. Birthdays are not my forte ❤

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      2. Aww, I joke, but I don’t really mind getting older. Better than the alternative, right?

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      3. It’s not so much the getting older, that I don’t mind. Maybe it’s because I was born on a Holy Day of Obligation and I always am suppose to go to church that day 😉

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  10. Can’t wait for your bday! yeah! Are you going to tell us your age? With all of those candles, made me wonder!

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      1. hahahaha don’t blame you! You look gorgeous!

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      2. you do, you look beautiful so no age matters!

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      3. That is so true. Maybe some day I’ll share

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  11. Don’t worry about age it is just a number. Nice write. Love Spingsteen’s song.

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    1. It is just a number but it’s mine and I don’t share, lol. Hubby is always in a different decade than me, so that helps!

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      1. The Chimp is too much of a gentlemen to ask. That is a great help. Allie has the same advantage too.

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      2. Ahh, you, too, hmm? Two lucky men, then! Maybe next time I’ll find someone younger, lol — if there is a next time, of course. I just assume he will go first!

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      3. LOL That is so thoughtful of you.

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  12. Sprightly song and entertaining post. I agree with Meg about switching the candles a bit 😉 It does seem to be the year of the legends.

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    1. I usually just share the boys’ cakes anyway. Just being a baby about aging, but better than the alternative, right?

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      1. Yes indeed, better than the alternative

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  13. For me, F is for fondly remembering all the Springsteen concerts I went to, back in the day. Thanks for the lovely reminder! 🙂

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  14. They never listen? You have two choices:
    [1] ask for a fire exttinguisher for your birthday; and (or)
    [2] date a fire fighter 😀

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    1. Might have to get the extinguisher, don’t think hubby is going to go for me dating a firefighter, lol!

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  15. LOL Maybe a candle for each decade… 😉

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    1. I might have to go with that, lol!

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  16. I’m all for celebrating being alive and not being too picky about for exactly how long 😉

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    1. Good idea. That avoids the fire hazard altogether!

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      1. Exactly! I’m really thinking of safety here.

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      2. Aww, thanks! Now if only the local firemen would thank me in person…;)

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      3. You’d think it would be the least they could do 🙂

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  17. I love the cake with lots of candles and the flames, fire and friendly post, Diane. I really like Bruce Springsteen!! Great sing choice for F. 🙂

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  18. And how about that young Courtney Cox on stage with Springsteen? No, it wasn’t random as I originally believed.
    Great post! And RIP Merle. The epitome of country music – heartfelt, honest, true.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I heard she was a model they used in the video but I think it really started her career

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  19. What a challenging theme – but after seeing that you have 3 birthdays in a row in April it makes sense. My husband and son both have April birthdays 22 (also earth day) for my son and 24 for my husband. Between relatives and friends we’ve got a birthday week too running from the 22d to the 26th.

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    1. So you know how it is then!

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  20. Happy one day later Birthday! 😛
    Nice song, first time listening to it and I love it!

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