|My mother was a busy woman.|
And a funny thing happened while typing up these lists. My mother's life came alive to me in a whole new way. Various things that I had heard of separately here and there, got combined into a big picture. Here's a sample:
1950 Graduated nursing school
1950 Moved, P'burg,12th St.
1951 Moved, P'burg, Walnut St.
1951-53 Husband away in Army
1951-53 Moved, P'burg, 18th St.
1951 Daughter #1 born
1953-56 Moved to E'burg, Mill St.
1953 Sister died
1953 Grandfather died
1954 Daughter #2 born
1956-57 Moved to M'town, Church St.
1957-60 Moved to Penn'burg, Eisenhower Ave.
1957 Daughter #3 born
1960 Moved to Tann'town, Hart St.
1960 Moved in Tann'town, Hart St. in different house
1961 Daughter # 4 born
So in case you didn't study the list, let me summarize it for you. In a little over ten years, my mother moved 8 times in 5 different towns, had 4 kids, and lost two very important people in her life. Also, her husband was gone during the Korean War for two years.
That got me thinking about the current move I'm involved in. I'm not doing it with colicky babies, a husband in the Army, or on a shoestring budget. I'm doing it with my spouse at home, grown children, and good resources. So that perspective should help me calm down a little about the current move I'm involved in. Right?
You'd think so, but I'm still going crazy here with moving details. However, it did give me more respect and admiration for the remarkable woman who is my mother.