My Life So Far

I published this on my birthday in 2009-13, took a year off last year, but I still think it tells the first part of my story, and I love the old photos of the little me…

Today (3-23)  is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age.  I have plans, things to do, places to go.  But today I’m looking back.

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(I tried to cut my own bangs–oops.)

For a few years after “the war” I was an only child.  We lived in an apartment in Chicago where I played.

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I REALLY wanted to be a “cowgirl.”  I dreamed of the far west.  I idolized Hopalong Cassidy.

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While I was running around the suburban streets pretending to be this and that, my parents were building a new house and having a new baby (or three…).

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I noticed immediately that the driveway made a PERFECT stage:

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Time passed and many new houses were built filling up the street.  New brothers arrived, new cars.

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Eventually they all moved into a bigger  house, but by then I was gone, starting a new life.  I moved to the far west to be a cowgirl.

Here’s to another year of fun, out on the ranch…!

11 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday to a lively, talented and thoroughly delightful friend.
    Glad when we find ourselves on the “ranch” with you.

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