Yesterday, Sunday, April 28th, to say the least, was a challenge.

Challenge? But what’s new? Every time we relocate it is a challenge!

Obviously we successfully got out of our apartment in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

We hit the road at 2:30pm after saying our farewell to Michael, and rolled into Laughlin around 4pm. A very calm and safe trip. We did not encounter one single “overly aggressive” driver.

All IS well that ends well. A really relaxing trip. 

We LOVE “Our” Edgewater Casino and Hotel here in Laughlin, Nevada.

Great rooms. A single King bed. Perfect.

And? Taa-Daa? Shamrock our favorite slot machine here at The Edgewater.

I have not checked to see IF Shamrock is still here. Once he was moved to a different location. So who knows (The Shadow).

Tomorrow, and Thursday are 4X points days. For each dollar you play, you earn 4 True Rewards Points.

So we NEVER play unless we are getting the 4X multiplier.

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National Today..

Back to “The Well” I went. Yesterday, Patti picked out the Holiday for us to see. Pay It Forward. A great choice.

Today I again asked Patti which Holiday looked good to her. After reviewing the various April 29th Holidays, she responded.. Make A Wish !!

Another great Holiday.

A wish of mine was just granted! Patti picked our Holiday today.


World Wish Day is celebrated every April 29 each year. This national holiday is sponsored by the “Make-A-Wish Foundation” — an organization that focuses on making the wishes of terminally ill children come true. It is a holiday that even children take joy in celebrating — as it primarily has to do with them. Although not all wishes that are made are or can be granted, you will be surprised to know that more than half a million wishes have been granted by the foundation since its inception a few decades ago, and many more would be granted in the years to come.

It is almost impossible to find a person without a wish. Everyone has either consciously or otherwise, wished for something before. Making wishes is not restricted to a particular age group, as we find all people wishing for something. Children also wish for something. Just as people differ in their choices, so do the wishes they make.

World Wish Day was first celebrated on April 29, 2010. It is a holiday inspired by the touching story of a young leukemia patient back in 1980. Christopher James Greicius was a seven-year-old, highly spirited boy, battling blood cancer. However, even with his illness, Greicius’ one wish was to be a police officer. Little did he know that the Arizona Police somehow got whims of his wish and decided to grant it. On April 29, 1980, the little boy’s wish was granted — making him a police officer and the only person to be bestowed an honorary D.P.S. officer of Arizona! The smiles and joy that event brought to Greicius were indescribable. The honorable event caught the attention of certain individuals, who decided to form an organization tasked with granting wishes to children, and hence, the birth of the “Make-A-Wish Foundation.”

Does a child’s condition have to be terminal to qualify for a wish?

No. Many of the children who qualify for a wish go on to lead healthy lives. We grant the wishes of medically eligible children (i.e., those diagnosed with critical illnesses — a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy).

The first celebration of World Wish Day marked the 30th anniversary of the day Greicius had his life’s wish granted and since then, many surprising and equally fulfilling wishes have been granted by the foundation. In 2010 alone, a total of 198,000 wishes were granted. One of the daring wishes granted by the foundation includes making nine-year-old Kushi Chirag a make-believe princess.

Back in the early 1990’s, I attempted to become a volunteer in the Make A Wish Foundation. I offered to send post cards from far away places to children in the program feeling that getting a post card from far away would give them a little boost. It didn’t work out because it was outside of the Foundation’s strict rules that don’t, in general, permit donors to be in touch with children. 

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Today, leaving around 8am, Tom and I will drive tandem over to our favorite automotive service shop in Bullhead City, Arizona, THE MORAL MECHANIC. I had a routine service performed recently while still in Lake Havasu City and my service center strongly recommended servicing my rear brakes. That shop couldn’t fit me into their schedule hence I will have the rear brakes serviced here. I was very pleased with their service on our truck last November. 

Bed time for us.

Cap and Patti

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