As I approach my 78th birthday, I thought perhaps an abbreviated account of my life might be of interest to “our” kids, our grandchildren, and yes, our great grandchildren as well.
Keep in mind that since I was the youngest of eleven living children, many events which took place at the time prior to my birth were unknown to me, and therefore out of my sphere of recollection. However, I will attempt to write and record the highlights of what I do know and remember.
Inasmuch as the society in which we live constantly reflects ongoing changes from year to year (and always in the name of progress), we become aware that these changes, whatever they may be, have affected us and continue to affect us in many different ways. Therefore, it is always interesting to take note and compare the many events and changes of a lifetime. We must agree that along the way as we experience these changes, we do learn and gain much knowledge from them.
I personally can attest that life’s experiences, with God’s help, can only improve one’s mind and character, as we are tested and challenged along the way to live by God’s wisdom and love within our home, our workplace, and among our friends, family and neighbors.
Note: In these accounts, my husband and father of our children is referred to as “Dad”.