Monday, August 20, 2012

Seems Like Only Yesterday

Two of my six grandchildren are starting kindergarten this year; one today and one next week.  Hard to believe these two munchkins are beginning their formal education already.  Seems like only yesterday...
But then again, a lot of events in my life seem like they happened yesterday when in fact they occurred years ago.  The birth of my children couldn't possibly have been in 1969, 1970, and 1978.  Why the pain of childbirth is still very vivid in my mind and body!  But today all three are grown, living in other parts of the country with families of their own.  They are all hard-working people, attempting to make a difference and contribute positively to their world.  I am very proud of all of them.
My wedding happened in 1968; 44 years ago!  But, we haven't aged very much, at least in our own eyes, and believe the best is yet to come. 
Going back to 1958 when I started highschool.  I can still name almost everybody in my class; I remember their names, faces, and personalities.  Has it really been 54 years?  It seems like only yesterday...
And in May of 1948 when I was just three and a half years old, my dad was killed in an industrial accident.  If I close my eyes, I can still see the man in the black coat and hat who stood in our doorway delivering the tragic news.  I can still hear the screams of my mom and baba when they were told.  And I can still feel the horrific fear I felt but could not understand much less put into words.  That was 64 years ago...seems like only yesterday...