Friday, November 9

10/20/30 Meme

I think I've been tagged by Mrs. *Nicklebee, as one of her faithful readers, to share what I was doing 10/20/30 years ago.

10 years ago, I was living in a tiny old trailer in Kentucky. I was rebuilding my marriage after two years of separation. I was praising God enthusiastically, and listening to Amish buggies driving by late at night. I was also discovering a group of Christian moms online, many of whom are still friends, and some of whom read this blog. (Y'all go ahead and leave me a comment!)

20 years ago, I was a complete mess. I was discontent with every area of my life in upstate New York. School was a bad dream, involving daily humiliation, both real and imagined. Home was a nightmare, as my father turned my world upside down. I was quite sure I wouldn't survive it.

30 years ago, I was living in a tiny old trailer, beginning to learn about Minnesota winters. I was breaking the habit of sucking my thumb in school, and hoping someone would realize I could read very well and take me out of the first level reading group with John, John, and Tommy. I was trying to remember APRIL in the list of months, and trying to get out of the lunch room without having to drink my warm milk.

How about you?

I tag... anyone who reads this blog and wants to be tagged!


  1. Thanks for playing along, Heidi. :)

    Re: 10 years ago - I remember reading about your doula-ing back then.

    Re: 20 years ago - :-( (((((Heidi)))))

    Re: 30 years ago - Things sure are different for our kids, aren't they?

  2. Tag me! Tag me!

    Re: your 10 -- I remember that and I am SO PROUD of you!

    You're a gem, Heidilooya.


  3. Donna C in TX12/07/2007 1:47 PM


    I'm going to do this over on my blog... thanks for the idea!

    ~~Donna C