Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.

I think it’s a good thing to do each week. Focus on the positive things in our lives.

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I’m thankful that today is my birthday. I’m 71 years old and life is most sweet. Hubbies birthday was on the 5th and he’s 75 years old.

  • Zane & Sandee in our early years. Cutest little ones ever.
I met Zane many years ago when he was doing my background investigation in the 70s. He was a sergeant at the time. I was hired later that year and began my career as deputy sheriff in adult detention (Stanislaus County). He was promoted to lieutenant early in my career and would appear at the women’s jail and I drooled over him every time I saw him. He was married to someone else and so was I. Many years went by and I ended up being the first female sergeant to be transferred to the Men’s Jail. Zane was the Jail Commander. Some months later he asked me if I want to be his administrative sergeant and I jumped at the chance. It was a wonderful learning curve. After that assignment was over I worked programs for a couple of years and then back to the Men’s Jail. By this time Zane was a captain. The years marched on and Zane was promoted to Assistant Sheriff and I was eventually promoted to Lieutenant.

We’ve spent a great deal of our lives around each other and then one day we were together. We’re growing old together and it’s been a most fulfilling adventure. We are enjoying our retirement together. We are both lucky to have found each other. I’ve loved him most of my life. He didn’t know it, but I did.

What are you thankful for today?


1. Brian’s Home
2. Dash Kitten
3. Messymimi
4. Animal Shelter Life
5. It’s a Snap!
6. Loulou
7. Thorin the Cat
8. ATCAD
9. My GBGV Life
10. Zoolatry
11. Eastside Cats
12. Friends FurEver
13. A Shutterbug
14. 15andmeowing
15. Comedy Plus
16. Milo Moments
17. Angel Little Binky
18. Catsue
19. Comfort Spiral
20. Kitties Blue
21. Grooming with Mom
22. Joy
23. Friendship Friday
24. The LLB Gang
25. One Spoiled Cat
26. Phamily Blog
27. My Tata’s Cottage
28. Layla’s Woof
29. Seasonal Vibes

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79 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Natasha says:

    Happy, happy Birthday, darling Sandee and Zane. And Congratulations!!!!
    May your lives be filled with magic, miracles, sunshine, moonlight and star shine always.
    I wish you both a healthy, peaceful, abundant and a joyous life together.

    How beautiful are these pictures. I love the cutie-patootie babies that you two were. ♥♥
    Thank you for sharing all these lovely photos from the yester-years. Loved going back in time with you.
    So happy you both found a lovely soul mate in each other.

    Bless your beautiful souls. And I salute your absolutely inspiring career.

    God speed, and loads of happy tidings always.

    Have a supercalifragalisticexpiealadoshous birthday and a delicious year ahead.

    Love you loads, sweet sunshine, Sandee. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  2. Memories of Eric and Flynn says:

    Happy birthday Sandee, and again to Zane for the 5th. These are such lovely photos, and it is nice to be able to put a face to the name. It seems you were always destined to be together and you make a very good looking couple.

  3. MadSnapper says:

    Happy Birthday to both of you, and so happy you finally got together. I enjoying seeing all the photos and my favorite of you is the one in uniform. He and I share the same day, the 5th, but I am 78, so older.

  4. Bette A. Stevens says:

    Today is my youngest daughter’s 52nd birthday. I’m thankful for my family every day… Thanks for sharing your story and photos, Sandee. ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ♫ ❤ Have a beautiful day and a new year filled with abundant blessings! ❤

  5. Caren says:

    First, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Happy Belated to your hubby!! You two are definitely soulmates!! You know what? You even look alike!!! You seriously do! Your love story is beautiful and I love that you shared these photos! Hoping you are having a most wonderful birthday! I am certain that you are!!! xoxo

  6. Kathe W. says:

    Awwww I love all the photos- you two are so blessed to have found each other and having a wonderful life together! Happy Happy Birthday to you both- and lots of hugs too! WE are so lucky to have met you and we appreciate all you do for us bloggers! xoxoxo

  7. Zen's Mama says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Sandee!! You’re just under two years older than me, and I’m happy to see that you are thankful for another birthday!

    I remember many years ago my mother telling a few of my friends that the “advice” to women to never admit their true age was a bunch of b.s. 😁 And when they tried to argue with her, she simply said “having another birthday is better than the alternative.”

  8. Magical Mystical Mimi says:

    Man! I can’t believe I missed reading this on your actual birthday. I feel awful about that. I hope you had the happiest of birthdays ever, and your hubby too. And wow, check you guys out. A couple of hotties! I am so happy you have each other and have been so close for all those years. I think it’s fate or divine intervention… Whatever it was it’s amazing and this post makes me smile and gets me teary eyed. Good for you guys!

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