Tracing My Footsteps
Born and raised in Miami, Florida . What was the most memorable thing about this city? The weather! Very seldom – exclude the hurricanes – was there ever really bad weather. As a little child, actually thought that Sunday was called Sunday because it never rained on that day. That's how nice the weather was!! Of course, you can imagine my disappointment waking up one Sunday morning to the sound of rain falling. It was shattering! To suddenly come to the realization that my logic was not flawless! That there was another reason why Sunday was called SUN DAY!! (???) Really had to get over to myself.
Moving on. Grew and got married. Enjoyed our first ten years of marriage in my hometown but one day, a work opportunity was presented and we moved to Houston, Texas . What was the most memorable thing about this city? The weather! It rained! And it rained! And it rained! It flooded! No wonder it was so important for home owners to have flood insurance. We lived there for about a year and then …
Another work opportunity was presented and we moved to Maryland. Lived in Damascus and Gaithersburg ; but worked in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. What was the most memorable thing about this city? The weather! We hated the snow!! “We” as in my husband and me. Not my kids! Snow ball fights! Sledding!! Fun fun fun!! Very happy when we moved … AGAIN!!
Next stop? El Paso, Texas . What was the most memorable thing about this city? The gangs in the schools and the graffiti on the walls (vandals spray painting property)! Sorry for the folks out there from El Paso, but that's my memory. Very happy when we moved on.
Was offered a job in Austin, Texas , the state capital. We're here. That's it!! No more moving! Relocating was a great decision for our family. The weather, the work, the lifestyle. Now my children are all grown up (except for the youngest – 4 more years and the nest will be empty!). They can move but “we” are planted here.
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