I have lived through a lot of historical things in my life.. On November 22, 1963 the John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States was assassinated. I was a sophomore and vividly remember the very moment the news came; sending shock waves across our nation.
(I only mention a few--or I could go on all day)
On August 16, 1977, I just got home from work and my son broke the news to me that Elvis Presley had just died at the young age of 42. Again the country mourned and I cried for days. I still can't listen to the song I share at the end of this blog without getting tearful.
As a baby boomer, I lived the Bandstand years; ran home every day from high school so I could tune in to Dick Clark and American Bandstand.
Now having lived and gone to live concerts and seeing countless entertainers perform such as The original Temptations, the Four Tops, Roy Orbison, (one year before he passed) The Moody Blues, Celtic Thunder, Smoky Robinson, the group America and many many more---these were good times that will never come again. (Glad we do have the DVD's to recapture) but many of these incredible artists are gone.
I look back with great joy, gratitude for all the life I have been privileged to live. I got to care for the sick as a nurse, working in Intensive care, and shared of my experience in my memoir, "It Happened at Dawn." I am thrilled to add Author to my resume after forty three years in nursing and working on my second book as well.
At this stage of my life, I look back and I look forward.
Nothing lasts forever including what our world is experiencing right now. We all came into this world and drew our first breath, and it is inevitable one day we will take our last breath. I'm not trying to rush the process, mind you, and am grateful for good health. I have said for so long---to everything there is a beginning, a middle, and an end.
And here is one of my greatest joys--Peyton, my second of five grand daughters by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco-where she lives.
In closing I would like to share the link to a song that comforted me in a very dark time in my life. (many of you will remember!)
I wish you well and thanks for stopping by today.