Wow!!! When you reach a certain age, it seems that so much of your life has just whizzed by. ZOOOM!!! Where did it go?
The last several years for us has been a series of losses of Family and Friends for both my Wife and I. Between us we have lost 3 parents, a step parent, a sister, and countless good friends and acquaintances. Mind you we are not THAT old. We are only in our Mid/Early fifties, and some of these people left this world sooner than one normally would expect.
As a result of having to handle the removal of our loved ones personal property you discover interesting documents, and find lost toys (and you DON’T find things you were pretty sure should have been there) , that bring back lost memories. Many of these are good memories, and so I have decided to break my life into chunks of about 10 years, partly so I can get a handle on my timeline. some of this will be humorous, and some of it will bring misty eyes, but it is all good.
It is not gong to be a rant about disadvantages, or the failings of those who raised us. No Parent is perfect, and from my vantage point of being a grandparent, I believe that most parents everywhere do the best they can with what they have to work with. I see no purpose in desecrating the memory of people in my life. Because in spite of any bad events, or situations, when I have looked back on it, I discovered that I really had it pretty decent.
This could be my Legacy writing for my children and grandchildren. As I prepare to begin the first installment I find that I am anxious to get these written so that I can get as much of this down while the thoughts are flowing through my head. So I give you my series called “Memories of…”
addendum: As I begin my first installment, it is becoming apparent that maybe I need to break this down to chunks of five years or less. It seems as I remember more while I write this there is way too much material to try to do it in ten-year blocks…… and so back to work on the first installment.