A New Year’s Remembrance (circa 1990)

Twenty-two years ago, in the final days of 1990, I penned this memoir of the previous year for the local Westmont Progress community newspaper. At the time I wondered when my almost two year old would give up her  bottle; when my soon-to-be 3 year old would give up her diapers; and whether or not my nephew would actually have to fight in a new war in Saudia Arabia.

Today that 2 year old is on her way to becoming a nurse; the 3 year old works in Washington, D.C.  for a child advocacy organization; and that nephew, who served in and survived that war in Saudi Arabia, is now a retired Marine  enjoying the family life he so richly deserves.

I wonder what their lives and mine–and  all of ours, actually–will  be like in another 22 years…

New years Eve 1990

Copyright © 2012 Patricia Desmond Biallas

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