Telling My Story

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The year I turned 52, I did Project 52 -- each week writing a blog post about one year of my life.

Since those posts are in a blog, it's hard to read them without starting from the beginning, so this page will be an index for all the posts, and I'll include some other posts about my story. So this page tells about who I am.

First, here's a summary of my story which I told at church in March 2015.

Year One: I turned 52 years old and began writing Project 52, telling about my first year, and the family I joined.

Year Two: We moved to Seattle.

Year Three: I don't remember much, but that year we moved to our house in Kent, which I do remember.

Year Four: We got a new baby sister.

Bonus Post with Pictures: More pictures from my first four years.

Year Five: Now it's a new baby brother -- and lots of strange little-girl memories.

Five Years Old: We moved to California.

Bonus Post about Books: I say more about books I loved then.

Six Years Old: First and second grade in California, a house in Carson, my first best friend.

...And I'm heading back to visit Germany to celebrate my 60th birthday, so I'm going to reread the Germany years from Project 52 and post them on this page.

Thirty-Two Years Old, Part One: Friends and fun before leaving to move overseas. Adorable children doing fun things.

Thirty-Two Years Old, Part Two: Moving to Germany! More farewell fun and misadventures in billeting. Castle #1!

Thirty-Two Years Old, Part Three: Settling in to Germany! So many castles! And lovely Leithöfe!

Thirty-Three Years Old: 33 more castles, my first library job, and the most beautiful home I've ever lived in. Still loving Germany.

Thirty-Four Years Old, Part One: Settling into beautiful Gundersweiler and the amazing Sembach Library

Thirty-Four Years Old, Part Two: Austrian vacation, back to Spittal an der Drau

Thirty-Four Years Old, Part Three: Visiting Sondra! Plus the Wartburg

Thirty-Four Years Old, Part Four: Seeing "The Student Prince" in Heidelberg, plus more castles. Becoming a Universalist.

Thirty-Four Years Old, Part Five: Ruth and John's visit and lots more gorgeous castles.