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Days of Wow

Don Barone
Days of Wow...

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Don Barone

Don Barone

db has been in the reporting biz for over 30 years, won some Emmys and other awards, but is proudest of his four-decade marriage, his two kids and the fact he founded Tackle The Storm Foundation to help children.

“These are the days by the sparkling river…”

Dateline:  Savor…


As of today, Monday, October 22, 2012.


That’s how many days I have been alive.

There have been 3,149 Mondays, in my life

3,149 Tuesdays.

3,149 Fridays.

And so on, so on.

22,044 total days of being alive.

Of which, there have been 3 days,

of Wow.

“…these are the days now that we must savor…”

Don’t get me wrong, I have had many great days, several thousand real fine days, a couple hundred down right cool days, and probably two or three months of days I would rather not get into.

But Days of Wow.

That would be…three.

Unfortunately, the cruelty is, I didn’t know it was a Days of Wow while I was standing in the darn thing.

It was a damn fine nice day, or so I thought, but only years later, did I realize just how special those 3 days were.

Days of Wow…days so special, that in your final days, final moments, they will be the days you remember, the moments in time that have stood still in your mind.

Forever days.

Perfect days.

Days of Heaven.

Three days of Wow, out of my 22,044 so far.

The three best days of my life.

The day, the moment, I first saw the face of my wife.  Days of Wow, number 1.

The day, the moment, I held my just born daughter Ashley in my arms and kissed her forehead and wiped my tears from her cheek.  Days of Wow, number 2.

The day, the moment I bent down and softly sang a song through the hole in the incubator that held my newborn son, Jimmy.  Days of Wow, number 3.

Days of Wow,

are the days you dream of.

Days of Wow,

are what you goof into the mirror about.

They are your Oscar acceptance speech.

They are your touchdown dance.

They are your air guitar.

Days of Wow,

are the Northern Lights in your life.