I am trying to think where I was when I was 14 or 15 years old and what my life was about back then. I probably was still living in Pittsburgh, we moved up to Cincinnati shortly after I turned 15 in August, 1969. I was madly "in love" with a boy on the basketball team, Timothy Buillion (not sure he even knew I was "alive").
I was an animal lover like I am now, so I probably won't have been too surprised that I ended up on a farm. I was always bringing stray animals home - my poor Mom! I did like to bake and would make breads and pies - just as I do now (hmmm - doesn't sound like much has changed!!).
I think the younger me would have been pleasantly surprised that "we" would have a son and that son would end up being a sailor in the U.S. Navy. Also, the younger me would have be THRILLED at who "we" married!!
My dream at that time was to become an elementary school teacher. Of course, like most girls my age, I also dreamed of getting married and having a family. Back then, there was no "women's lib" and being a housewife was not looked down upon.
I was very upset when we left Pittsburgh. My father lost his job and found a job in Cincinnati. I hated Cincinnati, at first. It is hard when you are an "uprooted" teenager going to a strange high school not knowing anyone, not belonging to any of the "cliches" and all the kids wanting you to talk because they "loved to hear your accent." Obviously, after 44 years, it is now home!
What an interesting journey it has been from that young 15 year old girl in Pittsburgh to the now 59 year old woman in New Richmond. And it ain't over yet! Wonder what sort of tale the 89 year old me will tell!!