Re: Where were you born. Where do you live now and why?
- From: Sue <sebrady@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 19:23:46 -0800
On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 05:09:10 -0800 (PST), kestrel <joyhton@xxxxxxx>
On Jan 30, 10:49?pm, Sue <sebr...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 19:09:55 -0800 (PST), msmomo2u
LOL. I know...it would require a dissertation of sorts.
BUT. I still wanna know.
I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
I now reside in Stockton, California. Many bumps along the way. Some
hard assed rammed into me..not bumps. But here I am!
It's a long journey.
I am pleased with it so far because I know when I'm working, I'm
learning. No matter how hard the path is.
How are you all doing with your journeys?
Born (as reported in a previous post tonight) in Oakland CA. ?Not very
exciting. ?Now reside in Los Banos CA (also not very exciting). ?I'm
pretty sure that you, Suzie, know where that is. ?:o) ?Have lived
almost exclusively in CA except for the 3 years in Alaska (very
exciting) and one summer in Nevada. ?My journey, I fear, is coming to
an end. ?Reading about PKK's parents being so infirm in their 70s just
upsets me from a personal standpoint. ?That is so close. ?This, as
I've said, is probably the main thing that keeps me quit. ?Realization
of one's mortality is a very strong motivator.
One thing I enjoy doing is planning trips. ?Unfortunately these are
trips that I will probably never take. ?:o(
I am so glad I have my children.
Sue, I am addressing this to you to assure you that being in one's
70's can be pretty good. I was born in Margaret Hague Hospital,
Jersey City, NJ. My mother died when I was very young. Was dragged
to California toward the end of WWII. Wound up in Richmond, CA, then
lived in various places in Northern and Southern California. But
always yearned to return to the east, specifically to New York City.
Did that, got married, had two sons, but then was dragged unwillingly
first to Parkersburg, WV, and then to Cincinnati, OH. Rescued my
family from the midwest by getting a job in advertising in NYC.
When I was a child, shortly after my mother's death, there was a short
stay (6 months) on a relative's farm in southeast Missouri. There I
learned how to live without electricity, hot running water, or any
kind of heat in the house except for the huge iron stove in the
kitchen. Outhouse in the chicken yard. Went to school (4th grade) in
a three room schoolhouse: one room for grades 1-4, another for grades
5-8, and one more for high school. Again, no running water and an
outhouse behind the school building.
If that sounds incredible, at least it was never dull, and I always
had something to strive for. Sometimes, it was a bit scary when I did
not know what would happen next. But things always seemed to work out
okay. My sons are the joy of my life. They are very proud of me for
quitting smoking. I am very proud of them for being the handsome,
smart, kind, loving guys they are. They have never smoked
Keep on planning your trips. You never know what's down the road.
Thanks, Joyce. I continue to plan. One sure trip will be at the end
of March I think. We are planning a family trip to Disneyland and
then I plan to take the train from LA to Tucson to visit daughter #1.
Problem with the first part is getting three kids, their associates
and one child available at the same time. Two of the participants are
college students and they both work, one is a junior high student and
three others work.
About your living on that farm - I'm sure that in the long run you
were better off for it.
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