Events have brought back a lot of memories today – September 11, 2020

Last night I read all the news on the western fires (New York Times.) and learned of the town we last lived before are RV journey of 15 years. Bonney Lake, Washington was burned completly. On awaking this morning all I could think about our lives there.

There I volunteer as a Master Gardener in Tacoma, we added a German Shorthaired Pointer to our family. Bob was working as a land surveyor. We applied for Our Social Security. We were both 63 years old and it was 1995. First joined friends of ours for a relaxing time in Washington State Blue Mountains on game lands. After awhile we headed south for the winter months.

Betty &Meridian, Idaho
Betty and her seedlings, motorhome and look carefully and see one our dgs, Chocolate.

Checking internet, I realize that the day 9/11, I remember a great deal as we were than camp in North Central Washington State. The early shift was ours so it was noon before web knew about the planes and New York City. I this brought mind Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 1941. Other dates that are important are V-E Day. The war ending., Kennedy Assassinated, Mt Saint Helens eruption. Now the COVID-19 virus. Anoher day is January 7 1955, the date we were married.

Canda Geese, Coyotes at Cibola NWR
BETTY ON THE Snake River Canyon

Ill health found us deciding to settle once again. We selected the Boise Area. An internet search of retirement homes gave us 2 in Garden City, 1 in Caldwell and 1 in Meridian. We decided on Tramore in Meridian. We moved in a one bedroom apartment, Kato along with us. Later we moved into a two bedroom apartment. We both had surgeries. I begin growing indoor plants. Knitting, and books became my friends. For several years I did review on every book I read. I am no longer writing reviews. I do comment on some books. Bob begin doing small chores around the building. Kato, our Bengal cat to the moves in stride. We took our furfriends with us until they were ready to cross the RAINBOW BRIDGE.

Tramore 2020

Reading posts a friend put a post on the number of dogs that had went across the Rainbow Bride. That brought to mind all our furfriends over years.

Gunsmoke, Joy, and Pride

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 65 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very few. Books reviews are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author, or another source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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2 Responses to Events have brought back a lot of memories today – September 11, 2020

  1. bmary8222 says:

    Some good memories you have a some not so good. You did a lot after you turned 63.

  2. carhicks says:

    You have had a very eventful life Betty. Continue to remember the good times you had.

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