What were you doing in December 1993
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I read the Reader’s Digest last night. There was a question they asked that was thought provoking for sure. The question was what were you doing on this date 20 years ago? Can you remember? Well I can’t remember the date exactly. I can remember the month, December 1993.
I had just been let go from TSP the month before. The company was purchased by GE and everyone was laid off. I was on unemployment. John was still going to the private school at the church. They had collected money for 2 months of his tuition back in October. Starting in January Jesse was going to be paying for half of John’s schooling. The first thing Jesse had paid for in John’s life. I was with Oscar. We were living in the duplex in Sunnyvale. My sister Mari had her gall bladder removed. I went to spend the day with her after she came home from the hospital since her husband had to work and I had no job. All fairly benign stuff.
The kicker is my dad was still alive in December 1993. Every relative that is gone now was still alive then. John’s Grandmother Bobby, all my aunts and uncles, my Mother, my sister in law. Ewald wasn’t even a name to me back then! I can’t remember but I’m sure I thought I was going through the worst period of time in my life. Little did I know my Dad would be dead in 5 months; that I would have a good job in 4 months; that I would purchase my first home in 10 months. Would I go back and do it all again? Nope.
Think about it! What were you doing in December 1993!
The weekend sucked. I don’t even want to talk about it
That’s all my news.