Thursday, November 01, 2007

10, 20, 30

Eddie has tagged me with a meme asking what I was doing 10, 20 and 30 years ago. So here goes - off the top of my head, at 9 pm.

October 1997. We lived in Thame, Oxfordshire, England. I was working at the UK headquarters of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Our second son, Ben, had been born about a year before. We were preparing for what was next - a move to Colorado in 1998. Sadly, that was our best year in England. We had to choose between living there forever or moving back to the land of our births.

October 1987. I lived in Dallas, Texas. I was doing graphic design for Wycliffe at their international headquarters. A little less than a year later, I would meet and fall in deep infatuation with Heather. (Love followed not much far after.)

October 1977. I was a freshman at Texas Tech University - having fun away from the parents' home. Thankfully, Lubbock was (is) a town with few enough distractions that I could study when needed. I was going through a bit of culture shock - having moved there from 5 years in the Boston area. It took me a while to figure out what a Skoal ring was.

In turn, I tag Jon, Barb and Rob.


Julie Layne said...

Wow, I remember October 1987 and meeting you at Heather's apartment for the first time not long after that. She had two chairs and there were four of us, as I recall, and we all sat around on the floor and watched her little black and white television for a while after we ate. Was that seriously 20 years ago? It must have been, because I think I was pregnant and my son turns 19 next week. Sheesh. Thanks for reminding me how old we're all getting. Heh.

The Lone Beader said...

I'm going to England next week! :)

I Was Just Thinking.... said...

Okay, does this mean I have to write this on my blog? Thanks, I was running low on ideas!