The image above reminds us that today is the 58th anniversary of that sad day in Dallas. JFK was assassinated, and everything changed in Washington.
Since then I have read several books about the Kennedys. I admit that I am a fan. Back then, I was still young and planning my first wedding, which took place on December 14.
After the wedding, we moved to San Francisco, where I continued attending college. It was a while before I would complete my education, which included moving to Sacramento for the grand finale.
By 1971, I was living in a small Fresno County town called Coalinga…and on my second marriage. I began working for Fresno County for the Department of Social Services. That agency would be a part of me during those times.
Here I am, below, in 1972, still living in Coalinga. We would move to Fresno the following year, and I would continue working for the Department. We moved several times afterwards, however, and packing up and moving on became a habit.
November would always be a reminder of sad things, however, and I cannot escape the memories.
But here we are, in November again, and facing another Thanksgiving. I have started remembering other events in this month. Nowadays, I think about how the last two years had their own unique moments, with memories I wish we could have skipped: the Pandemic, of course.
I hope to enjoy Thanksgiving with friends this year, for the first time in two years!
Meanwhile, here (above) is a photo of the condo where I lived until 2019. I love my new apartment, but I still miss this place.
But just to commemorate my life these days, here is a glimpse of my new space:
What do you celebrate in November? Does Thanksgiving top the list, or do you also remember other events?