Gets it Right ----
Observations at Year's End
Here we are, nearing the end of another
year. Why do they seem to go by so fast as we get older?
A lot has happened this year, some good and some not
so good. I’m looking forward to more good and
hopefully will learn from the bad.
First of all I’d like to thank Jack and Dan,
for letting me squeeze my way onto this website with
more than just a membership, and have a column of my
own. Like most people who have joined, I got an email
from a friend telling me that HSHS has this cool website
and that I should go there and join. I figured what
the hey, it’s free and it’s got to be easier
to use than that “other” website. Lo and
behold, it IS easier. AND you can talk to people, email
them, find out what they’ve been doing since school
without having to provide a VISA number. The really
great part of it is I’ve met so many people from
other classes. I’m the only regular active member
from the class of 1981, and that’s OK.
You guys ROCK!
For those of you who live close enough, please try
to make it out to one of the SC Get-Togethers. You won’t
regret it and it’s always fun to put a face with
who’s been posting. I’ve really made some
I appreciate those of you who have emailed me privately
to tell me how much you enjoyed a particular column.
Whether it was funny, or thought- provoking, or if you
just agreed with something I was ranting about. I’m
not a writer by trade, no formal education or anything.
I just like to get my thoughts down. Sometimes it’s
funny, sometimes it’s a story and sometimes it’s
just something that has irritated me and I want others
to know about it! Thanks to all of you.
The War continues, and like Jack, I thank all of the
service men and women who risk their lives everyday,
so I can sit here and type this stuff, so my kids can
go to school, so we can all live FREELY. You are in
my daily prayers.
Hurricane Isabel ravaged through our lovely state.
My youngest daughter and I slept on the living room
floor. Every time the wind wailed she snuggled closer
to me and kept asking if the roof was going to blow
off. My trees were spared, but my electricity wasn’t.
We were out for 2 days. Not everyone was so lucky, some
people had no electicity for weeks. (I did feel guilty
for whining because I couldn’t get a Diet Coke
with ice) It was great seeing people pull together to
get the cleanup done. In some parts of the state, cleanup
is still being done. I don’t even think a final
estimate has been figured for what the damages cost.
Some places will never look the same again, or at least
not until the trees grow back. Plant a tree today.
My daughter broke her leg in October, jumping across
hay bales. 50 kids all playing in the same area. If
anyone should have been hurt, it was my 2 ½ year
old son. He was running in front of the older kids,
They were jumping over him, on him and running past
him knocking him down. But my Hannah was the one that
got hurt. She was trying to follow the other kids who
were displaying their jumping prowess. She broke the
tibia and fibula (both bones that go from the knee to
ankle) and was in a full leg cast for 5 weeks and wheelchair
bound for a time too. Now she’s in a half cast
and hopefully by next Monday if everything looks good,
the whole cast will come off.
Then the hard part starts. Physical therapy. Now my
daughter is not allowed to even look at a bale of hay,
much less jump off one. (I do have to admit, the handicap
parking is a definite perk.)
May next year will bring you more good things, less
bad and hopefully better weather. Keep on posting and
spread the word about Springer Connection. It truly
is where your friends are!
Happy Holidays to everyone!
Until next year……