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Raising Cane

I know, I know… Cain is not spelled correctly. However, it IS spelled right in the context that I am using.

Michelle and I were privy to go to my Auntie Helen and Uncle Dan’s dear friends, Bud and Shirley. Since they are all in their 80’s and using canes, it only makes sense to spell it this way.

We had a great lunch and a great time.

We also got to see the house that Helen and Dan bought in Denver back in 1958. The house was purchased for $17,000 and they sold it for $17,800. As you can see, they didn’t make a lot of money off the house but that is how it was way back in the stone age. You have to keep in mind, the big prize on the game shows back then was fire.

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The house on Reed Birch Street

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Bud and Shirley’s house in Lakewood. NICE HOUSE

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Uncle Dan and Shirley (notice the cane)

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What a happy group!

Lunch was great too!

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We garnished the dessert with cashews coated in toasted coconut (not pictured)

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